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2020 Trump Election & That Of 1876 — The SCARY Parallels & ONE Crucial Difference.

by Anura Guruge

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IF you are really familiar with this 1876 election you will immediately know what I am concerned about. SMILE.

IF you are NOT, you better learn about it QUICK — & the above will help.

It is scary, ONE of the CENTRAL issues is still the same — 144-years later. That should send chills down your spine.

This election was SCARY.

BUT, it, ‘The Day’ & the country were SAVED by one man, & one man alone. Then President, the estimable Ulysses S. Grant.

And U. S. Grant is the CRUCIAL difference.

U. S. Grant was scrupulously honest & hell bent on trying make sure that this election was fair & equitable.


Everything Grant did, we will see in reverse.


YOU have to learn about this 1876 election — pronto.

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‘Juneteenth 2020’ — REJOICE! Be Happy. Be Strong.Be Resolute, Be Focused.

by Anura Guruge

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More so than any other year.

The tide may be turning. But, we have to stay UNITED.


Thanks, Abe. You were A GREAT PRESIDENT. Second to NONE.

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‘Idi Amin’ Has Been Haunting I Of Late — I Can’t Explain. Can You?

by Anura Guruge

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Growing up in Britain, c. 1970s, as I did, YOU could NOT avoid or ignore Idi Amin Dada. He was in the news daily. There were books about him and I am sure even a TV series.

Initially his antics captured all of our collective imaginations. He was the reprobate that none of us ever dared aspire to.

The story that resonated with I the most was Idi and his checkbook (or ‘cheque book ‘ in Britain). Idi was a CREATION of the British! Yep, we groomed him and guided him to power. He was expected to be a good, ‘BIG’ puppet leader. Well, best laid plans of mice & men. As part of that grooming, the British administration in Uganda, opened a bank account for Idi Amin and gave him a checkbook. Idi promptly started writing checks — willy-nilly. He was overdrawn within hours.

‘They’ (us, the Brits) tracked him down and asked him why he was writing checks …

He was puzzled. He was confused. Idi really was an IDIOT. He did not understand that a check corresponded to money in the bank. He could NOT make that connection.

So … that was Idi.

Yes, then he turned into a murderous, bloody maniac. He was no longer funny. He was no longer just the village idiot that became a President.

I have NO IDEA why I keep on thinking about Idi Bloody Amin.

Idi Bloody Amin.

He was funny before it all became NOT funny at all, at all.

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Donald Trump To Sign An Executive Order That Will Expunge His Impeachment From The Congressional Record.

by Anura Guruge

It appears that this was a little known, never used, provision that enables a President to expunge portions of the official Congressional Record if it is deemed to be harmful to National Security!

Well, he is going to exercise his RIGHT and obviously Congress will not be able to do anything about it because the Democrats do NOT have the votes.


This means that future textbooks on U.S. history will have to omit any mentions of the Impeachment because there will be NO official Congressional Record of it. Just media reports and that has been discredited as FAKE NEWS!


As far as the official historical record Donald Trump was never impeached.

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Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) Sure Looks The Part Of A Fine, Future U.S. President — Reminds Me Of Someone, Not Sure Whom.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakeem_Jeffries

Watch this. From yesterday’s impeachment hearings.

I saw him twice this week on TV, on successive days, during the Donald Trump impeachment hearings. In both instances I was RIVETED by his presence, compsore, looks, bearing and oration.

He speaks like a statesman, shades of Lincoln. He also has the look, bearing and composure of someone else. Want to guess.

Wow. I was impressed. I was blown away. He is 49, but looks younger.

He should be running for president NOW. For 2020. But, he obviously thinks otherwise and I will bow to his judgement.

He BETTER run in 2024 — unless, of course, we have a Democratic incumbent (though I think that, alas, is unlikely).

He is a lawyer and most of the decent U.S. presidents have been lawyers. So, that is another plus.

I am sure I am NOT the first to have realized his presidential potential, but let me now go on record that I think, wholeheartedly, that he will make one heck of a president. A president that will restore the honor and glory of the U.S. Presidency.

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Had A New ’32’-Gallon Water Pressure Tank Installed By “Gilford Well Company”, Gilford [N.H.].

by Anura Guruge

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To the two known tautologies of life, viz., ‘you will die‘ & ‘you will pay taxes‘, you can safely add ‘you will have to replace your water pressure tank‘.

And that is what we had done today — thanks to the excellent folks at Gilford Well (see below).

I had been told earlier this year by another company that I will need a pressure tank ‘soon’. So, I knew it was on the cards. About a month ago I noticed that my water pressure was fluctuating, a short drop in pressure and then kicking back up to normal. I knew what it was. I know the physics of pressure tanks. The tank’s bladder (as opposed to mine) was leaking. [That proved to be the case when the old tank was removed. It was full of water ABOVE the bladder.] I also noticed yesterday that my water pump was coming on and going off, i.e., cycling, more frequently as it should.

I also know MY luck. If I didn’t get the tank replaced we would wake up Thanksgiving morning next week and have no water — and would be forced to pay x3 to get it fixed on Thanksgiving.

So, I called ‘Norm’, the owner, at Gilford Well yesterday and arranged to have the tank replaced today.

Joe who came to do the job was very competent. Did a very nice and neat job. No drama. No leaks. Very nice guy.

I was happy. Yes, it cost me an arm and a few toes. The price I was quoted was competitive.

I got a bigger tank than what I had — double (i.e., x2) the capacity. Again, I appreciate the physics. A larger tank reduces pump cycling. So, that was the logic.

So far, so good. BUT my luck! Nothing to say that I will still not wake up Thanksgiving and find that my water pump has blown. Yes, it is not much fun being I. SMILE.

But, for today, all was good. Thanks Norm. Thanks Joe. Thanks Gilford Well.

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Sri Lanka’s Latest President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Is A U.S. Citizen!

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotabaya_Rajapaksa

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Only in Sri Lanka.

Yes, he did spend 7-years in the U.S. from 1998 to 2005. It would appear he applied for citizenship, and got it, during those 7-years.

To be fair the war crime cases against him, in the U.S., have been dropped — albeit just within this month. That is quite the coincidence and is very convenient. So, he is now free to come and visit Trump. Trump will like him. Very similar personalities.

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by Anura Guruge

How Is It That A 73-Year Old American, Supposedly Educated & With ‘Unmatched Wisdom’ Can’t Understand ‘Treason’ & ‘Impeachment’.

by Anura Guruge

This totally & utterly confounds I.

I am ill-educated and the ONLY wisdom I have are two badly rotted wisdom-teeth, BUT, I, an alien at that, KNOW the definition and requirements for ‘impeachment’ & ‘treason’!

That the President of the United States of America doesn’t is a travesty.

I guess Fox News doesn’t understand these words either. Because, if they had done a segment on them MAYBE he would understand.

You can’t impeach a member of U.S. Congress. Period. Simple as that. NO, if and buts or in his case not even butts. You can’t impeach a member of Congress. Saying such garbage makes you sound stupid. But, what is worse are his supporters who lap it up.

Also treason. Oh, dear! Nancy Pelosi & Adam Schiff have not provided an enemy of the U.S., with which the U.S. is officially at war (per an article passed by Congress), with any aid or comfort! NO CASE. Can’t even open a case. You can’t commit treason outside of that. Trump, alas, is NOT the King/Queen of the U.K.!


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Pretty Incredible To Have A 73-Year Old U.S. President Calling A Fellow U.S. Senator An ‘Ass’ In Public.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. From ‘Twitter’. I kid you not. Check Twitter or Google.

Click to ENLARGE. We sure are living in ‘interesting times’.

I am never sure whether it is a curse or a blessing. But, these sure are ‘interesting’, ‘different’, ‘unusual’ and ‘concerning’ times.

I am not sure if I have ever called someone an ‘ass‘. I have much more descriptive and caustic arrows in my quiver.

Just seems strange to have a 73-year old man say such things in public — especially when he is the President of the U.S.

What kind of impression does that leave on folks in other countries?

What kind of example is that to our kids?

What would Jesus say?

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Chinese ‘Mid-Autumn Festival’, At UNH (Durham), By The ‘Confucius Institute’ — September 13, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

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Another GALA success for the UNHConfucius Institute’ — after the widely acclaimed & heavily attended ‘paper umbrella making‘ workshop in January this year (ahead of the Chinese New Year). This too was packed; very festive, very musical (with UNH’s President, Dr. James Dean getting thing rolling), sustenance-loaded, celebratory and a lot of fun. Bravo, yet again, Dr. Yige Wang & Dr. Yaling Liu, and the ever hospitable ‘Confucius Institute’.

We were honored with the presence of the new UNH President, the very personable (and musically talented) Dr. James Dean, and the impressive Dr. Michele Dillon, Dean of UNH’s College of Liberal Arts. It happened to be Dr. Dillon’s birthday. So, there was a trumpet fanfare & ‘Happy Birthday‘ and birthday cake big enough to feed the whole crowd. That was a bonus.

I was lucky enough to have seen the Oyster River students perform, in Chinese, when I was there for the umbrella event. I was looking forward to seeing them again knowing that they had performed, to standing ovations, in China in the interim. They were brilliant. We also were treated to a performance of ‘Moon River’ by Professor Gunlogson & one of her students.

The buffet dinner, as ever, was outstanding. I don’t think anybody went hungry. We sure didn’t.

The Moon Cake making was fun — I am told. I personally did not partake. I was busy taking pictures. But, I could see and tell that folks were having a ball. And then the ultimate accolade. As we were leaving Teischan said “that was fun“! To say that, that coming from her, is indeed rare and high-praise would be an understatement. She is mega-fussy. I can’t remember the last time I have heard her say that. Wow. Please trust me on this. If Teischan thought that it was fun, it had to have been extremely special.

Thank you, ‘Confucius Institute’. You folks always do us all proud.

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