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Do YOU Remember When There Was Joy, Jokes & Laughter Emanating From The ‘White House’ — & I Don’t Just Mean Pre-COVID.

by Anura Guruge


Check the YouTube video below. It will make YOU SMILE & happy. Promise.



I spent a lot of time in the car yesterday going to Hanover (N.H.) for ‘essential business‘. So, got to listen to even more NPR than I normally do.

One of their segments was about the (rather topical) topic of the unveiling of the prior president’s portrait by the current president. [Guess why that would be TOPICAL today.]

They played some sound clips from previous occasions. You couldn’t miss the joy, the laughter, the jokes. People were having a good time at the White House.

What a concept.

This morning I had to go & check out a video. Just to remind myself.

Wow.

Wow.

I wanted to share it with YOU. You WILL thank me. SMILE.

Enjoy.


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by Anura Guruge

The ‘Bush’ Is Thriving — And That Makes Me Happy!

by Anura Guruge


From the U.K. “Daily Mail“, July 30, 2018.
Click to access original article.


From a few months ago. Click to access post.


From a few years back. Click to access post. But, I was rooting for the bush even then — actually all my adult life.


I won’t beat around … well, the bush. It is something that I have been passionately in favor of all my adult life.

I believe that you shouldn’t try to fight evolution. That there must have been a reason why we have things in the places we do, and that we should let evolution do its things, wherever possible (bar wisdom teeth). I am against tattoos and circumcision too — vehemently in the case of the latter.

I never really understood why people found it distasteful; same for foreskins. So, I am glad and now (yet again) I seem to be in good company.

We need a new name for the look — to denote that it is the anti-Brazilian. It needs to be fuzzy and friendly. How about the ‘Canadian’?


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by Anura Guruge

Another Post Sans Comment, And This Time It Is ‘Vogue’ — 2nd Admonishment In A Week!

by Anura Guruge


Click here for the original “Vogue” article,
dated March 19, 2018.


Click image to ENLARGE and admire. The annotations are MINE! You knew that … right?


What can I say — other than it is always good to see a cause you passionately believe in getting favor and publicity.

Yes, yes, yes. About time, too.

I am against tattoos and circumcision too — vehemently in the case of the latter.

Yes, I have a grin on my face. You should too.

We need a new name for the look — to denote that it is the anti-Brazilian. It needs to be fuzzy and friendly. How about the ‘Canadian’?


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by Anura Guruge

Posting Sans Comment, But It Needs To Said & Noted.

by Anura Guruge


Click here for the original U.K. “Daily Mail”
article from today.



What can I say?

I am against tattoos and circumcision too — vehemently in the case of the latter. I also, much to the chagrin of the wife, do not get my haircut that often either and have stopped going to see a dental hygienist to get my teeth cleaned. [My teeth are good. Thank you. {Grin}. Have you ever seen them?]


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by Anura Guruge

On Hillary Clinton’s Historic Night Let’s Remember Mrs. B, The World’s FIRST Female Prime Minister.

by Anura Guruge


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Sirima Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike

(1916 to 2000)

Prime Minister of Ceylon
July 1960 — March 1965

My Aunty Bandaranaike


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From Wikipedia. Click to ENLARGE and view here. “Female Heads of Government” (elected/modern times). She was the 1st by nearly 6 years.


On this historic night it is only right to remember my Aunty Bandaranaike, the Modern World’s First Female Head of Government.

She pre-dated Indira Gandhi and Golda Meir by quite a few years.

No she was not related to me. But I knew her well and did call her Aunty Bandaranaike. There was a couple of years, c. 1963, when I was about 8 years old, when I spoke with her every morning, first thing I did every day! My adoptive father who had been her husband’s private secretary, when he was Prime Minister, was one of her closest (and if the truth be told, ablest) of confidantes. They, together, came up with the ‘schools takeover‘, ‘Poya-based week‘, ‘newspaper nationalization‘ etc. Hence the daily, first thing in the morning phone calls.

She would have approved of Hillary. Very similar personalities. Strong and capable.

Congratulations Mrs. Clinton, my Aunty Bandaranaike would have been proud of you (though she was a real socialist that would make Bernie look like a Republican).


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by Anura Guruge

Tennis Pros, Male & Female, Have DIFFERENT Balls — This Is NO April Fool’s Joke.

by Anura Guruge


From the March 29, 2016, U.K. “Daily Mail”
(which I read every morning).

Click here for the original U.K. “Daily Mail” article.

Click images to ENLARGE and enjoy here.


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As far as I can tell this is NOT a premature April Fool’s prank. This was posted 3 days ahead of the BIG day.

Who would have thought. Wow.

Though I can write books about orgasms and talk freely about vaginas, I must confess that it feels strange to be talking about FUZZ of men’s balls! That women’s fuzz should be more delicate I have no doubt. SMILE.

More than likely I will get shouted for this post BUT I had to say something. SMILE.


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Those Complaining About Hillary Clinton’s Superdelegates Don’t Remember Bush v. Gore 2000 Presidential Election.

by Anura Guruge


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From our local rag, February 25, 2016, “The Baysider”. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access the original.

Click here to access the February 25, 2016, “The Baysider”.


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Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia. United_States_presidential_election_2000


With any election you have to play and WIN by the pre-stated rules.

Superdelegates, whether you like them or not, are very much a part of the Democratic Party apparatus and rules. They feel that the party needs them and the notion and composition of the Superdelegates would have been implemented by the PARTY democratically, following the established parliamentary rules. So you have to abide by them. If you don’t like them get them changed or leave the party.

It is laughable when ANY American complains about proper representation in Presidential elections.

The U.S. does not have a Presidential election that genuinely represents the popular vote.

The 2000 elections highlighted that mightily.

Al Gore got more of the POPULAR VOTE but that did NOT matter.

President is chosen by Electoral College votes.

No different to having Superdelegates.

Q.E.D.

Ahead of Super Tuesday 2016 have you seen Hillary Clinton’s lead over Bernie Sanders with the Superdelegates apportioned out!

Staggering. 

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Click to ENLARGE. From MSNBC.com.


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“Capitol Steps”, Satire To Music, In Wolfeboro, NH, Friday, August 28, 2015: Hilarious & Exceptionally Clever.

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They, the five extremely gifted and versatile members from ‘Capitol Steps‘, were rip-roaringly, sidesplittingly funny. Extremely clever too. It was sophisticated, highbrow witticism — and a well-heeled, mature Lakes Region audience (and there were folks from as far away as Laconia) loved it. There was no resort to crudity or gutter-humor. It was all top-notch, equal-opportunity, no-sacred-cows lampooning. That it was done, by and large, with new words to well known musical classics — such as ‘The Boxer’, ‘Let It Be’, ‘Hotel California’ — made it even more special and easy on the ear. The jokes were true gems and I wish I had had the foresight to have taken notes.

“Obama” saying that one of his concerns about taking out Basher al-Assad in Syria was his fear that his brother Jeb al-Assad will step into the breach. Cracked me up. Bill Clinton shrugging his shoulders as to whether he was implicated by the ‘Ashley Madison‘ security breach had to be seen to be fully appreciated and I could relate to Bill saying that he didn’t have Hillary’s e-mail because he never asked her for hers incase she asked him for his. George W. Shrub talking to Obama about gay marriage and saying that he thinks it will please the BLT community was so close to the mark that it was scary. You could see the Shrub doing that.

Pope Francis singing “Don’t Cry for me Argentina” was SUBLIME though I am sure 90% of the audience did not know of the Pope’s “dark days” in Argentina which is what really made this poignant. I actually talked about Francis’ “dark days” in Argentina in my latest book — about Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. in September 2015 — since he will come across a reminder of these days when he is in D.C.

The sequence shown here of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio protecting the border against NATIVE Americans was both funny, thought provoking and unsettling.

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Though it was predominantly political humor they parodied others too. Tim Cook of Apple bemoaned that the Apple watch did everything BUT tell the time. Loved that, though I am, of course, an Apple shareholder. They also lampooned Bob Dylan and Deanna, who has never liked him (probably because she was too young to have savored him in his prime), loved it. It always upsets me when people make fun of Dylan — who I was lucky enough to see, about 10 years ago, from the 2nd row, at Gilford. I am a huge Dylan fan.

The scene of Mitch McConnell and a laid back, slovenly attired Harry Reid getting married to boost the popularity of Congress was worthy of Seinfeld.

All in all it was a BLAST. The audience just lapped it up. Our largest audience of the year! The huge, 800-seat Kingswood Performance Center auditorium was nearly full. I, for the first time ever, had to sit on the ‘floor’! But it was worth it.

BRAVO and THANK YOU.

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They finished off the show, which was well over two hours long, with their inspired take — to Billy Joel’s iconic “We Didn’t Start The Fire” — but with THEIR take on the 33 years of THEIR existence (as opposed to Billy Joel’s take on the key hundred events of 1949 to 1989). It was GOOD. It was GREAT. It was VERY CLEVER. OK, I will be honest. It wasn’t as good as the version by the Sky Sports cricket commentators, but it was close — and the Sky version had multiple singers and was masterfully edited and produced.

The “Capitol Steps” version, as was to be expected made much of Monica Lewinsky’s Blue Dress. I loved that part, so much so that after the show I had to go and take this picture of the dress. But, MY Monica joke, in my opinion, still stands tall.

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Boston’s ‘Suck’ Statue With Now Deceased Hitch-Hiking Robot Per The U.K. Daily Mail.

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Click to ENLARGE and have a chuckle. Use link below to access original. At 11:20 pm, Tuesday, August 3, 2015, 15 hours after I first saw it, the typo is still there uncorrected.

Click here to access full U.K. “Daily Mail” article.


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Boston’s famous “Make Way for Ducklings” statue group, in Boston Common, from the eponymous book.
Click here for Wikipedia entry.


Given that in at least the last 10 of my books I have stated in the Preface that ‘Typo’ is my middle name, I can relate to a somewhat Freudian typo such as this. What was Alexander or was it Regina thinking as they typed that caption? The mind boggles.

I have noticed that the U.K. Daily Mail, my all time favorite newspaper, that I read every morning, while lying in bed, drinking a cup of coffee and listening to CNBC, has quite a few typos of late. I fully appreciate, doing this blog, how easy it is for that to happen when you are typing like crazy to get something posted. What cracks me up is that they don’t get around to correcting them. They must, given the millions who read them, get feedback. It is cute. It amuses me and makes me realize that others too suffer from my impediment. It does, however, suck.


‘The Bush’ (Not The Shrub) Is BACK — Per The U.K. Daily Mail, And That Puts A Grin On My Face.

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by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and get the gist here. Use link below to access original at my FAVORITE newspapre — which I read every morning BEFORE getting out of bed.

Click here to access full U.K. “Daily Mail” article.



The comments are hilarious.
Use the link above to get to all of them.

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Well I assume that it should not be too difficult to determine where I stand on this. But there are only so many issues that I can champion at any given time and my hands, quite literally, full right now helping the good ladies, led by Kia Sinclair, on the New Hampshire “Free the Female Nipple” movement. So I will let the ‘Daily Mail’ push this one. I am, however, smiling.