Friday, April 29, 2005

the uscis is so stupid...

how stupid are they? let's take a survey over the past two days:

proposed new o/p visa regulations that state in the preamble that you can file an o/p visa petition up to 12 months in advance, but not earlier than 6 months. this is utter stupidity. to add to the utter stupidity, the actual text of the reg, published in the federal register at 70 fed. reg. 21983 (4/28/05), does not match what the preamble says. the actual proposed text of the reg states: "The petition may be filed up to one year, but not earlier than 6 months, before the actual need for the alien's services." they take months (if not years) revising these regs before they are published, you think someone, anyone, would have read that sentence and have said, "this doesn't make any f*!%ing sense!"

in a request for evidence, the ever intelligent adjudications staff at the csc tell me that someone is subject to special registration per 67 fed. reg. 70526, which states that citizens of certain countries who were in the U.S. on december 2, 2002, are subject to special call-in registration. the crack uscis adjudicator says the fr notice requires individuals who were here at that time had to registerd by a certain date or "at time of entry thereafter." they are wrong on two counts. first, port-of-entry registration is only for citizens of iran, iraq, libya & sudan (see 67 fed. reg. 57032). (needless to say, the individual is not a citizen of one of those ocuntries.) no other countries have been designated. second, the fr notice for call-in registration is only for call-in registration, not port-of-entry registration. they are two completely different concepts. the call-in registration, described in the fr notice they simply required you to present yourself by a certain date, notify immigration of any address changes and report when you departed. there is not one mention in that rule about registering upon subsequent entries nor is there any rule about subjecting individuals to port-of-entry registration. they are too stupid to be able to read and understand their own regulations.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

darth vader's blog

ever wonder what darth vader would write in his diary? check out . read it soon because george lucas' lawyers will probably have this shut down by the end of the week.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

how rich are you?

find out at: there's also a link on the sidebar.* this is a really innovative idea to drum up donations for a charity. if anything, it really made me stop and think about how fortunate i have been in my life.

* disclaimer (i am a lawyer, after all): i do not know anything about this organization, so if you feel the need to give, then i suggest you do the appropriate research first or simply give to a charity that you know is bona fide.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

f'ed up lawyer

a blog i've been reading a lot recently...

it speaks to me as one of those disillusioned with their choice of profession.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


the new dmb album, stand up, comes out on may 10. no, i am not counting the days. ok, i lied. you know i am. check out some in studio interviews about the making of the album at they look and sound great, so i am expecting great things from this album. another before these crowded streets maybe? we heard some great new songs during the summer 2004 tour (sugar will, joy ride hello again). here's hoping they make it to the album (remember the everyday debacle) and that the rest of the songs are of the same quality. 26 days!

Thursday, April 07, 2005

it's transubstantialicious, baby!

the college of cardinals has set the date for the conclave to select the new pope. have you filled out your brackets?

Tuesday, April 05, 2005


ok, by posting that last post, i seem to have re-activated something and resurrected the heretofore missing blog. the blog has arisen. all praise to the mighty blog!

ah suck

so due to some technical difficulties, i accidentally deleted my blog. for some reasons, i had two listings for maltese parakeet. one had postings, one did not. why two listings for the same blog? i thought. why don't i just delete the one with no postings? i thought. click. delete. blog with all the postings ... gone. as my old friend at the dorms, terry l. would say, ah suck.

Saturday, April 02, 2005


"I bought a donut, and the guy gave me a receipt for the donut. I don't need a receipt for a donut. I give you the money, you give me the donut. End of transaction. We don't need to bring ink and paper into it. I just cannot imagine a scenario where I would have to prove that I bought a donut. Some skeptical friend. 'Hey man, don't even act like I didn't get that donut. I got the documentation right here... Oh wait it's at home in the file. Under D.' "

r.i.p. mitch hedberg. you will be missed.

Friday, April 01, 2005

buchy gets his salad tossed

well not really. but i bet that got your attention.

select the link for "pat buchanan doused with salad dressing"

don't know how long it will be up at that site, but its worth your time to go look for it.

this f'ing made my day.