Thursday, July 5, 2007

Life is not an amusement park

For some reason, this Associated Press story cracked me up:

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. -- About a thousand people are new US citizens today after a star-studded ceremony at Walt Disney World.
US Senator Mel Martinez gave the keynote address and Gloria Estefan sang the national anthem. Lee Greenwood closed with "God Bless the U-S-A."
About a hundred different countries were represented. Each new citizen raised a hand and took an oath of loyalty to America.
It all happened in front of Cinderella's castle. Heavy rain fell throughout the morning, but the country's newest citizens were given Mickey Mouse slickers to keep dry.
Some four-thousand people total are set to become American citizens as part of Independence Day celebrations.

Whatever happened to Ellis Island?
God Bless Walt Disney Wor... er, I mean America!

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