The path to Citizenship

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pierce Brendan, naturalized U.S. citizen

If ever Miki likened himself to James Bond, well, take note: Pierce Brosnan became a naturalized citizen in 2004! And he gets all those hot babes!!

Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE (born 16 May 1953) is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist who holds Irish and American citizenship. After leaving school at 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration, but trained at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele (1982–87).

After Remington Steele, Brosnan took the lead in many films such as Dante's Peak and The Thomas Crown Affair. In 1995, he became the fifth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the official film series, starring in four films between 1995 and 2002. He also provided his voice and likeness to Bond in the 2004 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. Since playing Bond, he has starred in such successes as The Matador (nominated for a Golden Globe, 2005), Mamma Mia! (National Movie Award, 2008), and The Ghost Writer (2010).

In 1996, along with Beau St. Clair, Brosnan formed Irish DreamTime, a Los Angeles-based production company. In later years, he has become known for his charitable work and environmental activism.

He was married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris from 1980 until her death in 1991. He married American journalist and author Keely Shaye Smith in 2001, becoming an American citizen in 2004.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Obama Born In Kenya? His Grandmother Says Yes.

Miki's path to becoming a 'naturalized' citizen is somewhat analogous to Barack Obama's path to U.S. citizenship.

Obama's grandmother claimed that he was born in Kenya. If that is so, and he is now the president of the U.S., then by definition, he is a de-facto U.S. naturalized citizen, because no president can be president without also being a citizen; quod erat demonstrandum, was zu beweisen war.

Miki should be too!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Supermoon next two nights.

This Friday and Saturday the full moon will be the closest to earth in 18 years!  It will appear 30% brighter and 14% larger!
Not only that, but if you are a citizen of the U.S., you get priority viewing, and a chance at jury duty, plus you can vote in presidential elections!!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Budget- it's time to get serious about budget cuts

As a citizen, I feel compelled to contact my representative, and the Speaker of the House.

I just sent the following to Speaker Boehner:

We elected a majority of Republicans specifically to address budget deficits. A debt crisis is looming. For the sake of my child I'd respectfully ask that you shut down the parts of government as necessary to ensure that there is a meaningful cut in spending. I believe the Democrats will eventually capitulate, and this shutdown will only be temporary. $61 Billion is almost negligible with respect to an almost $4 Trillion dollar budget. That's like a dozen golf balls for a weekend outing to president Obama, compared to the cost of the whole outing including Air Force One. So please do not listen to the biased media, and do what it takes, including not expanding the debt limit.
Thanks in advance for consideration for my and all our future generations of Americans.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Patrick Ewing: Naturalized Citizen of the U.S.

Miki: be like Patrick Ewing. He was born in Jamaica, and is now a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Become a citizen, man!

Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Famebasketball player and current assistant coach for the National Basketball Association's Orlando Magic. He played most of his career with the NBA's New York Knicks as their starting center and played briefly with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic. Ewing was named as the 16th greatest college player of all time by ESPN.[1] He won Olympic Gold Medals as a member of the 1984 and 1992 US Men's National Basketball teams. In a 1996 poll celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NBA, Ewing was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Basketball Players of All Time. On April 7, 2008 he was elected to the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame on September 5, 2008 along with former NBA coach Pat Riley and former Houston Rockets center, Hakeem Olajuwon. His number 33 was retired by the Knicks in 2003.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Ewing excelled at cricket and soccer. He was 11 years old when he arrived in the United States with his family, settling in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He learned to play basketball at Cambridge Rindge and Latin. In order to prepare for college, Ewing joined the MIT-Wellesley Upward Bound Program. Upward Bound is a federally-funded college-prep program for disadvantaged high school students. He went to Georgetown University inWashington, D.C..
Patrick Ewing

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Famous Naturalized U.S. Citizens

Famous Naturalized U.S. Citizens

Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State, from Czech Republic

Pamela Anderson, actress, from Canada

Isaac Asimov, author, from Russia

Dan Aykroyd, actor, from Canada

Mischa Barton, actress, England

Mikhail Baryshnikov, dancer, Russia

Pierce Brosnan, actor, Ireland

Mother Cabrini, Saint, Italy

Jim Carrey, actor, Canada

Oleg Cassini, fashion designer, France

Nadia Comaneci, gymnast, Romania

Willem de Kooning, artist, the Netherlands

Albert Einstein, scientist, Germany

Patrick Ewing, pro basketball player, Jamaica

Peter Frampton, musician, England

Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer, Belgium

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor, Scotland

Cary Grant, actor, England

Wayne Gretzky, pro hockey player, Canada

Salma Hayek, actress, Mexico

Alfred Hitchcock, director, England

Bob Hope, actor, England

Anthony Hopkins, actor, Wales

Khaled Hosseini, author, Afghanistan

Ariana Huffington, author, Greece

Iman, model, Somalia

Henry Kissinger, diplomat, Germany

Ivan Lendl, pro tennis player, Czech Republic

Bela Lugosi, actor, Hungary

Dave Matthews, singer, South Africa

Vladimir Nabokov, writer, Russia

Martina Navratilova, pro tennis player, Czech Republic

Yoko Ono, artist, Japan

I.M. Pei, architect, China

Wolfgang Puck, chef, Austria

Mark Rothko, artist, Latvia

Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor, Austria

Siegfrieg and Roy, entertainers, Germany

Gene Simmons, musician, Israel

Annika Sorenstam, pro golfer, Sweden

Sammy Sosa, baseball player, Dominican Republic

Ruth Westheimer, sex therapist, Germany


"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, State, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law, that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God."


Honor Someone on Citizenship Day

September 17th is Constitution Day, also called Citizenship Day.  This is one of the newest federal holidays to be established by Congress, as it was passed in just 2004.  Citizenship Day was the name given to the holiday prior to its official designation. It is celebrated on September 17th unless it falls on a weekend.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Alfred Hitchcock: natrualized citizen of the U.S.

Miki's life draws heavily on fantasy (he's a legend in his own mind), and he too is known for his droll humour!

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 189929 April 1980) was a highly influential director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. He directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades, from the silent film era, through the invention of talkies, to the colour era. Hitchcock was among the most consistently successful and publicly recognizable directors in the world during his lifetime, and remains one of the best known and most popular directors of all time, famous for his expert and largely unrivaled control of pace and suspense throughout his movies.

He was born in the United Kingdom, where he began his directing career before working primarily in the United States from 1939 on, applying for citizenship in 1956. The "Master of Suspense", as he was commonly known, and his family lived in a mountaintop estate high above Scotts Valley, California from 1940 to 1972. He died of a heart attack in 1980.

Hitchcock's films draw heavily on both fear and fantasy, and are known for their droll humour. They often portray innocent people caught up in circumstances beyond their control or understanding. This often involves a transference of guilt in which the "innocent" character's failings are transferred to another character, and magnified. Another common theme is the basic incompatibility of men and women; Hitchcock's films often take a cynical view of traditional romance.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Charlie Sheen

Unfortunately, not all natural born citizens make our country proud. However, America is indeed a proud melting pot. It's still the greatest nation on earth, especially since we let idiots like this run loose, and still maintain and even defend their right to free speech.

Carlos Irwin Estevez (born September 3, 1965), better known by his stage name Charlie Sheen, is an American actor.

His character roles in films have included Chris Taylor in the 1986 Vietnam War drama Platoon, Jake Kesey in the 1986 film The Wraith, and Bud Fox in the 1987 film Wall Street. His career has also included more comedic films such as Major League, the Hot Shots! films, and Scary Movie 3 and 4. On television, Sheen is known for his roles on two sitcoms: as Charlie Crawford on Spin City and as Charlie Harper on Two and a Half Men. In 2010, Sheen was the highest paid actor on television, earning $1.8 million per episode of Two and a Half Men.[2] Sheen's personal life has also made headlines numerous times, including reports about marital problems and drug abuse.

Sheen in March 2009

September 11 attacks

On March 20, 2006, Sheen stated that he questions the US government's account of the September 11 attacks.[21] Sheen said during the interview that the collapse of the World Trade Center towers looked like a controlled demolition.[22][23]

Sheen has since become a prominent advocate of the 9/11 Truth movement.[24] On September 8, 2009, Sheen appealed to US President Barack Obama to set up a new investigation into the attacks. Presenting his views as a transcript of a fictional encounter with Obama, he was characterized by the press as believing the 9/11 commission was a whitewash and that the administration of former US President George W. Bush may have been responsible for the attacks.[25][26][27]

On January 27, 2011, Sheen was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by paramedics. Sheen's representative said the actor was suffering from "severe abdominal pains".[55] On January 28, Sheen began undergoing a substance rehabilitation program in his home[56] and CBS announced that Two and a Half Menwould go into hiatus.[57] The network subsequently announced that the season then underway and due to film its last four episodes was canceled after Sheen made offensive comments about the creator and lead writer of Two and a Half Men, Chuck Lorre, on the February 24 edition of a radio broadcast hosted by Alex Jones.[58]

On February 28, 2011, Sheen publicly demanded a 50 percent raise for the show "Two and a Half Men" [59] Although he is already the highest paid actor on television, Sheen demanded 3 million dollars per episode.[60]

Bob Hope, born in England, became a U.S. Citizen

Miki's often more concerned with style, over the more pragmatic substance of any aspect of life.

He could be a leading man, if only he'd become a naturalized U.S. Citizen, just like Bob Hope.  Yes, there still is hope!

Sir Bob Hope KBE, KCSG, (May 29 1903July 27 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was a famous British-born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel.

British origins

Hope was born in Eltham, London, England, the fifth of seven sons. His English father, William Henry Hope, was a stonemason from Weston-super-Mare and his Welsh mother, Avis Townes, was a light opera singer but later had to find work as a cleaning woman. The family lived in Weston-super-Mare, then Whitehall and St. George in Bristol, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio in 1907. Hope became a U.S. citizen in 1920 when he was 17.

Early career

From the age of 12, Bob Hope worked at a wide variety of odd jobs at a local board walk. When not doing this he would busk, doing dance and comedy patter to make extra money. He entered many dancing and amateur talent contests, and won prizes for his impersonation of Charlie Chaplin. He also boxed briefly and unsuccessfully under the name Packy East. Fallen silent film comedian Fatty Arbuckle saw one of his performances and in 1925 got him steady work with Hurley's Jolly Follies. A year later Hope had formed an act called the Dancemedians with the Hilton Sisters, conjoined twins who had a tap dancing routine. After five years on the Vaudeville circuit, by his own account Hope was surprised and humbled when he and his partner Grace Louise Troxell failed a 1930 screen test for Pathé in Culver City, California. Hope returned to New York City and subsequently appeared in several Broadway musicals including Roberta, Say When, the 1936 Ziegfeld Follies and Red, Hot and Blue with Ethel Merman. His performances were generally well-received and critics noted his keen sense of comedic timing.His name was changed to "Bob", reportedly because people in the US were calling him "Hopelessly". His given name as stated above is Leslie.


Hope returned to Hollywood during the mid-1930s but at first was relegated to indifferently produced B-pictures and several one-reel comedies for Warner Brothers; however his movie career soon accelerated. In the 1938 film The Big Broadcast of 1938, during a duet with Shirley Ross, Hope introduced the bittersweet song later to become his trademark, Thanks for the Memory, which became a major hit and was praised by critics. The sentimental and fluid nature of the music allowed Hope's writers (whom he is said to have depended upon heavily throughout his career) to later invent endless variations of the song to fit specific circumstances, such as bidding farewell to troops whilst on tour. According to Hope, early during his film career a director advised him that movie acting was done mostly with the eyes, resulting in the exaggerated and rolling eye movements which characterized many of his onscreen performances.

Hope's regular appearances in Hollywood films and on radio made him one of the best known entertainers in North America and at the height of his career he was also making a large income from live performances. For example, during an eight-week tour in 1940 he reportedly generated $100,000 in receipts, a record at the time (this is the equivalent of $1.4 million dollars in 2006 money).

As a movie star he was best known for My Favorite Brunette and the highly profitable Road To movies in which he starred with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour (whom he had first seen performing as a nightclub singer in New York and subsequently invited to work with him on his USO tours). Lamour is said to have shown up for filming fully prepared with her lines, only to be baffled by completely new material which had been written by Hope's own staff of writers without the studio's permission. Hope and Lamour were lifelong friends and she is the actress most associated with his film career along with others such as Lucille Ball, Jane Russell, and Katharine Hepburn.