Aerden (aerden) wrote,

Tuesday - Watching and Waiting

A blessed Beltane and a happy May Day to you all! :)

Family: Grandpa is still hanging in there. He's actually doing better today than he was yesterday.

News: I see there were a lot of immigration demonstrations going on today. I think what we should do in the US is make legal immigration easier. It can take at least seven years or more to become a US citizen, if I remember correctly. I think we should reduce that time. If you have a verifiable university degree and can speak English fluently, you should be allowed in without a lot of fuss, certainly after no more than five years; preferably within two or three. I'd say the same could go for someone with a high school diploma, as long as they can speak English or will take mandatory instruction.

The way I figure it, this might at the very least encourage people to get an education.

An argument could be made that this would simply make it easier for terrorists to get into the country. Yes, it very well could. But frankly, they're probably already in the US, anyway or have methods of getting in past the INS. So why not make it a bit easier for legitimate immigrants to come in?

Yep, I think that's my 'rant' for the evening.

TV: I started watching House MD, but I just couldn't continue. It's getting too weird. The shock-jock medical stuff is getting annoying. The episodes are turning into a 'Can we top this?' kind of thing.

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