Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Buffalo Shuffled Us to Seattle

In yesterday's mail:

Government of Canada
Consulate General of Canada

February 8, 2007

Dear Sir/Madam:

This refers to your application for permanent residence in Canada.

In order to expedite the processing of your application, your file has been sent to: Canadian Consulate General [street address, fax, email] Seattle.

The Canadian Consulate General in Seattle will complete the analysis of your application and determine if a personal interview with a visa officer is required. Your file number remains the same.

The Canadian Consulate General in Buffalo no longer has your file. Therefore we cannot acknowledge or respond to future correspondence from you. Please do not submit any further documents or correspondence to this office.

In the event of a change in your address, marital status or family composition, you must inform the office noted above. Do not use the CIC e-Cas online change of address system. Your new address will not be downloaded to your file in Seattle.

Do not request the status of your file within ninety (90) days of the date of this letter.

All future correspondence you receive will be from the office noted above.

Immigration Section

Monday, February 12, 2007

Mary Cheney, a lesbian but not a friend

When I first heard this from Mary Cheney, I howled at the hypocrisy:

"When Heather and I decided to have a baby, I knew it wasn't going to be the most popular decision," Cheney was quoted in the New York Times. Heather Poe is Cheney's partner of 15 years. The article continues, "[Cheney] then gestured to her middle—any bulge disguised by a boxy jacket—and asserted: 'This is a baby. This is a blessing from God. It is not a political statement. It is not a prop to be used in a debate, on either side of a political issue. It is my child.'"

Once again, I cannot improve upon the words of Dan Savage in The Stranger, so please read his recent column.

Also, while there, check out: Gay Activist Challenges DOMA Ruling, Spoofing It by Initiative. I've thought about it, but this guy is doing it!

On a personal note, I am way behind in what I call my "Canada reading" (blogs, yahoo groups, etc.), but I have some time off this week and I'm hoping to get caught up with the latest news from everyone.

By the way, Blogger is apparently forcing me to switch to the New Blogger, so if everything disappears, you know what happened ...