Well, Duh

January 03, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Category: Uncategorized

Ted Cruz still has duel citizenship.  Someone is wondering why.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz vowed months ago to renounce his Canadian citizenship by the end of 2013, but the Calgary-born Republican is still a dual citizen.

Cruz, 43, recently said in an interview with the Dallas Morning News that lawyers are preparing the paperwork to renounce citizenship, just as he said in August.

Richard Kurland, a Vancouver-based immigration attorney, wonders what’s taking so long. Kurland said Friday that unless there’s a security or mental health issue that hasn’t been disclosed, renouncing citizenship is a simple, quick process.

Well, there ya go.




Thanks to Steve for the heads up and John for the graphic.

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33 Comments to “Well, Duh”

  1. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    “unless there’s a security or mental health issue” – argument can be made that little Rafael could fall into either category. Without a doubt he is green ham Gohmert crazy, while he and Dubya with their Dominion fantasies pose serious Constitutional and security threats. Crouton Papa Cruz should be vetted, before baby boy bat-shit Crazy Cruz is allowed to sit in the Senate.

  2. I recall reading that when only one parent is a US citizen, there are some additional issues regarding how long/how much that single US citizen had been away from the US at the time of birth. It would be hilarious if he turns out to not actually be a US citizen, but instead a long term “illegal alien” (dear Lord I hate that term) brought here by his parents as a child.

    Or maybe he’s having trouble finding a Canadian lawyer educated at one of the major ivories.

  3. “Richard Kurland, a Vancouver-based immigration attorney, wonders what’s taking so long.”

    Sounds like the Canadians can’t wait to be rid of him. I guess there’s no chance we can send Cruz back. I always hoped we could work a trade where Canada gets Teddy Boy, and in return we get back his weight in maple syrup.

  4. Marcia in CO says:

    @Rick … love your idea … hmmmm … maple syrup!!

    Oh how I would love a “LIKE” button for that graphic! That is totally priceless!

  5. Never noticed before that Cruz looks a lot like Bill Murray – except Bill’s funny on purpose.

  6. @Rick @Marcia in CO,
    Let’s don’t haglle over the price. If he’s gone gone gone half his weight in maple syrup is just fine. Or some other percentage down to “you can owe it to me.”

  7. Carnival Cruz is a Canadian citizen by birth and owes loyalty to Her Majesty the Queen. He puts forth a claim of US citizenship thru his mothers birth in the United States even though she had of her own free will abandoned the US to live in with a Cuban Citizen abroad.
    Is he also a citizen of Cuba under the same doctrine?
    Why hasn’t he taken steps to sever his ties with the communist?
    Is Ted Cruz some sort of sleeper agent?

    Please, Please alert Louie Gohmert of the the Terror Baby that has come of age.

  8. e platypus onion says:

    Looks like Boy George after a thirty year drug binge and an enema.

  9. Marge Wood says:

    He does! Looks just like Bill Murray. Maybe the lawyer lost the pieces of paper, or the computer crashed….

  10. Next year all Maple Syrup will be Grade A, they changed t he system

  11. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Voting with Micr on this. If Canada will take Ted back, ship them all the Vermont maple syrup they want, and two first round draft picks for the Toronto Blue Jays. If Canada is still hesitant, we’ll talk hockey and basketball. Maybe even a little slide of the border around Niagara Falls. The Canadians can have it all in exchange for taking Ted. They would be doing us a prop, so we might still owe them.

  12. Hubs is gonna use this pic as his Christian Post avatar (he’s a member of the loyal resistance), so if you hear conservative Christian heads exploding, blame him.

  13. Marge Wood says:

    I just now looked at the photo of Cruz in the Boston Herald. Doesn’t it look to you like he has little beads of sweat on his upper lip?

  14. Our neighbors to the North weren’t born yesterday. They want that pain-in-the-a** outta there. He besmirches Canada as much as he shames the U.S. Let’s hope that something interesting crops up which puts him in limbo…or Cuba.
    e platypus: Your comparison to Boy George, the drug binge and the enema is priceless.

  15. Loved that little dig: “duel citizenship”. Dueling is against the law.

  16. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    As the Tea Bags turn, maybe the GOP clown cart will devour their other huge idiot, Eric Cantor, “I owe my life and career to AIPAC”. Lobby, lobby, lobby, when your constituents become lower than your hobbies & lobbies?

    Eric the Idiot has already delineated what he wants for January. Too bad the selfish, self-righteous idiot, cannot understand the WRONG he and the other Congress varmints did to children at Christmas.

    Yeah, there’s a war on Christmas, decency and sanity – by evangelical, constitutionally crazy and self serving Tea Bag nuts. Shame on Congress and their alleged religions.

  17. I also could not understand what was taking Cruz-er so damn long to get something so simple done and over with. Ten to one the Canadians are finally and deeply looking into Papa Cruz’s Fidel Castro background for one thing and the fact that he was in the U.S. for about 5 years before he was posted to Canada by his employer. It only took my dad not quite 5 years to become a full citizen. Papa Cruz was on the run from Cuba when he landed here and he may have even been given some sort of special treatment by U.S. Immigration, probably given refugee/political asylum status. Too much of Papa Cruz’s background is still a blank. Hey, interested citizens want to know!

  18. The Canadians might want to work up a trade whereby they keep Cruz if we take Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto who admitted to smoking crack “probably during one of my drunken stupors.” At least Ford has an excuse.

    Warner, don’t tell me they’re eliminating Grade B maple syrup; that’s the good strong stuff!

  19. Fred Farklestone says:

    Something smells about Cruz claiming he needs lawyers to file paperwork for revoking his Canadian citizenship!


  20. Fred Farklestone says:

    “Revocation is one of the fastest processes in our system.”
    I wonder what Cruz will have to say about this sentence found in the above article?

  21. I’m too lazy this freezing morning to try to find the quote; but, in essence, the Canadian government won’t just accept somebody saying they renounce his Canadian citizenship. You have to PROVE that you are a true citizen of someplace else. This is to avoid inadvertently causing somebody to be stateless. Cruz has to find documents showing that his mother was a US citizen at the time of his birth in Canada. Not so easy a job, since he will have to prove that she lived in the US during a specified time.

    I would try to make this funnier, for Miss Jean’s sake if nothing else, but it is too darn cold today!

  22. e platypus onion says:

    BarbinDC-if only they had magic words to prevent wingnuts from being clueless as well. Had a cold.strong South wind yesterday brought my house temp inside down to 51 degress yesterday. Down to 20 below tonight in mild mannered iowa.

  23. BarbinDC, you are spot on! Locating documents from long ago is a mess. When my dad died, we found his citizenship papers which contained a photo of him, all young and very proud, but for a man who made it a totally serious habit of saving important papers, we could not find his birth certificate anywhere. What we did find was his high school graduation certificate. We know that when he crossed the border he had to have birth documentation. If all he really ever did have was the high school paper, it must have been a very easy border official who let him in.

  24. donquijoterocket says:

    I’ve seen the theory advanced that the Cruzer is being less than diligent in the revocation process just in case he might need healthcare and doesn’t quite trust the plan that comes with his senatorial status.
    Maggie- I remember crossing the Canadian border both ways with little more than a cursory check for items deemed not proper for the crossing, it was a short list and not very stringently enforced..

  25. So who has legal standing to challenge Cruz’s Senate seat in court? Did he have a Dem challenger in the election who was harmed by his lack of qualification to run?

  26. Marge Wood says:

    I love this discussion. Y’all carry on. Now if we can figure out a way to inflict the two famous brothers on the country where they own the most resources, I will be happy, for awhile at least.

  27. VeeGee in VT says:

    Warner and Rhea, I hope it’s not true! Have heard nothing about all maple syrup being Grade A next year here in Vermont. What will we do without Grade B Dark Amber??

  28. e platypus onion says:

    Donquioterocket-Cruz gets his insurance through his wife’s cadillac plan(through Goldman Sachs,I believe). 40 grand a year it costs the company and is all written off their tax bills.

  29. e platypus onion says:

    VeeGee in VT-


    This is from Bascoms in VT. Might be what you are looking for. Unfortunately I wouldn’t know rill maple syrup if I drownded in it.

  30. VeeGee in VT says:

    Well, EPO, I was born in Texas and grew up on Vermont Maid and Log Cabin faux syrups. We moved to VT when I was 12 and got converted. I will check out your link. Thanks.

  31. VeeGee in VT says:

    OK. The actual strength and flavor of each maple syrup is not changing. They will now all be within a category of Grade A. Is this kind of like saying everybody is special?

  32. VeeGee in VT says:

    And back to Ted Cruz…I think the Teabaggers will turn on him. He is insufficiently white, after all.