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Donald Trump In His Diwali Tweet Gets The List Of Celebrants Mangled; 96% Of Buddhists DO NOT Celebrate Diwali!

by Anura Guruge


Trumps tweet.


Thought on his account this was NOT, of course, a Donald Trump tweet. Done by one of his many minions.

They must have looked it up on Wikipedia — because they got the list HORRIBLY wrong!

Diwali, as most people do know, is first and foremost a HINDU celebration. A very special holiday for them.

So, in any list re. Diwali, Hindus need to come first ….

Having the list starting with Buddhists is a JOKE.

Only a very small, Nepal-specific subset of Buddhists celebrate Diwali.

96%, if not 98%, of Buddhists do NOT celebrate Diwali.

This was a REALLY STUPID Tweet — even by Donald Trump standards.

Yes, there was a 2nd Tweet that tried to rectify matters by mentioning the Hindus.


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“Pecker” Is Such The Appropriate Name For The Man Who Owns The “National Enquirer”.

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It is easy to work out the slang connotation of ‘Pecker’. I know of a great woodpecker joke. It’s punchline tells you all that you need to know of the name ‘pecker’. It goes: ‘So, it is true. Your pecker does get harder the further you are from home‘.

Well, I am just curious as to what Donald Trump is calling David Pecker of late. I am sure it is a derivation, starting with ‘P’, but a tad shorter than ‘Pecker’ per se.

David Pecker is Jewish. So, like all the Jewish ‘Millers’, his surname doesn’t reflect the usual English roots, i.e., somebody involved in ‘packing’ (as in wool or fish into a barrel). I really didn’t spend much time trying to research it (because it is not that important) but from the little I gather it appears that Jews in Europe have been using it for some time now.

Well right now I am only interested in Pecker in is obviously humorous context — because, of late, I have decided that all you can do in the current situation involving Trump is to try and see the funny side of it.

With luck we should get some real good Pecker jokes over the next few weeks. The current batch, on Twitter, is rather tame and obvious. So, get cracking.


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Trump, As Ever, Got The Facts Mangled, BUT South Africa Is Indeed Planning To Seize White-Owned Farms.

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On Google News search for ‘south africa white farmers
more stories like these.

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NO KILLINGS of white farmers, as yet, from what I can tell.

But, the PLANS for seizing White-owned farms is indeed being talked about. Not sure if any have been seized as yet. I had heard that this was on the cards. This, for us in the know, is nothing new. It happened, as one the stories above points out, in neighboring Zimbabwe. Wasn’t pretty and their were dire consequences.

But, this type of ‘grab’ is something that ex-colonial countries think is their right. My own adoptive father spearheaded the ‘Schools Takeover‘ in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) during 1950 – 1960. It wasn’t farms, but mainly church owned schools. The Christians were NOT happy. They tried to assassinate my adoptive father, multiple times, and supposedly to kidnap me.

I need to look into this more. This was just to give you a head’s up and point out that Trump’s tweet was not all kosher.


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Trump’s Telling “Dumped Like A Dog” Tweet — Who In The U.S. Dumps Dogs?

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Click to ENLARGE. Donald Trump TWEET from yesterday, January 5, 2018.


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I saw the above tweet last night and it bothered me — much.

Dumping Dogs‘ is NOT something that I have much exposure to. Ironically, just yesterday, I volunteered on Facebook, to go out, in subzero temps., in deep snow to find a Golden that had gone missing!

So, what is this with dumping dogs?

So, I got thinking. Like I said, I only know of one person who has done something like that and he was ….

So, is this common among Republicans. Wow.

I will have to keep an ear to the ground.


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I Second (& Third) Jimmy Kimmel Re. Senator John McCain Being A Hero — Again & AGAIN.

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Click to ENLARGE. Jimmy & Joan Kimmel on Twitter a few minutes ago.


I used to be HUGE fan of John McCain — and now I am BACK to being a HUGE fan.

He was a hero and of that there could never be any doubt. That the DOTARD got away with questioning Senator McCain’s hero status and still got elected President — to I, says a LOT about the American psyche.

I had the honor of meeting Senator McCain — 17 years ago, during his 2000 Presidential bid. My son, Matthew, 7-years old at the time, taking my lead, was also a big McCain fan. One Monday morning in February 2000 McCain was scheduled to speak at the Gilford Fire Station. I lived in Gilford at the time. I kept Matthew home that day so we could go see McCain.

We went early in the morning — and it was COLD. There might have been 80 people there, Matthew by far the youngest. He got himself right up to the front and watched McCain — TRANSFIXED.

And now for the NEAT part.

When he finished speaking the FIRST thing McCain did was come up to Matthew and KNEEL DOWN! Yes, he knelt down and talked with Matthew and gave him his autograph. It was total silence in the room. Everybody just watched. I was SO proud and happy.

Then came Elián González the then 7-year old Cuban boy. Elián was the same age as Matthew, and like Elián dad, I too was divorced and only had joint-custody of Matthew. This is where John McCain and I could NOT see eye to eye. As far as I was concerned — and it is still the case — a FATHER’s rights are paramount. Nothing can get in the way of that. IF the father wanted Elián back in Cuba — that had to be THE LAW. So, that was when I ceased to be as fond of John McCain.

But, I will NOW forgive him.

Bravo, Senator McCain. YOU are the MAN. The ETERNAL hero.


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Donald Trump Continues His FALSE Narrative That Amazon Does Not Charge Sales Tax.

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Today’s, i.e., August 16, 2017 tweet — post Charlottesville, VA ramblings.


July 25, 2017 Tweet.

Monday, July 24, 2017 late night TWEET (around 10pm Eastern). Click to ENLARGE.


This is essentially FAKE NEWS and Trump should know it is FAKE unless he really is even more ill informed and confused than we realize.

As of April 2017 Amazon is collecting Internet sales tax on shipments to ALL states that have a sales tax. That is an irrefutable fact. So for Trump to claim that Amazon has a ‘no-tax monopoly’ is wrong.

Yes, prior to April 2017, Amazon like so many other online retailers did not collect (and handover) sales tax to states that had such a tax. But, Amazon did not have a monopoly and the whole issue of Internet-tax has yet to be fully thrashed out yet.

So, yes, it is true that Amazon in the past was ‘no-tax’.

And yes it is still true that Amazon does NOT force 3rd-party sellers on Amazon from charging sales tax. It probably should to be consistent and avoid Trump having a sliver of an excuse.

Trump’s gripe is really NOT against Amazon. He, irrationally, is MAD at the ‘Washington Post‘ but rails against Amazon because Jeff Bezos owns both Amazon and ‘The Washington Post’.


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Donald Trump Incensed With ‘Washington Post’ Claims (Inaccurately) That Amazon Has ‘No-Tax Monopoly’.

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Monday, July 24, 2017 late night TWEET (around 10pm Eastern). Click to ENLARGE.


This is essentially FAKE NEWS on the part of the President.

As of April 2017 Amazon is collecting Internet sales tax on shipments to ALL states that have a sales tax. That is an irrefutable tax. So for Trump to claim that Amazon has a ‘no-tax monopoly’ is wrong.

Yes, prior to April 2017, Amazon like so many other online retailers did not collect (and handover) sales tax to states that had such a tax. But, Amazon did not have a monopoly and the whole issue of Internet-tax has yet to be fully thrashed out yet.

So, yes, it is true that Amazon in the past was ‘no-tax’.

And yes it is still true that Amazon does NOT force 3rd-party sellers on Amazon from charging sales tax. It probably should to be consistent and avoid Trump having a sliver of an excuse.

Well, as I said just a few days ago, Trump’s vendetta against the Jeff Bezos owned ‘The Washington Post’ could BEGIN to harm Amazon — though AMZN hit an all time HIGH on Monday!


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The First Tweet Was Sent On Twitter, This Day, July 15, 11-Years Ago — In 2006.

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Twitter was founded on March 21, 2006.

But it was not available as a service until July 15 of that year. So, folks within Twitter did send out Tweets as of March 21 BUT the service only went live for us, the public, 11 year ago, today.


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Today Is My 10 Year Anniversary With Twitter?

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This arrived in my e-mail this morning. I had no idea.

If you had asked me, I would have thought for a few seconds, and say maybe 6 to 7 years.

2006? It must have been Pope related.

8,729 Tweets later, and supposedly 114 followers, I can’t find that first Tweet.

I would be interested to see what it was!

99.9% of my Tweets are but links to my blog posts.

Here is my Twitter feed IF you are interested.


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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 Bottle — Label As I Had Shown Nov. 4.

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Seems strange that the label used in Japan is different. Check this post.

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Picture from Japan, shown in my Nov. 17 post — with 2015 clearly on the label.


Since 1am today (Eastern), Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2015, I have NOT being able to access the Georges Duboeuf Website. That seems very strange.

THEN I discovered that they have NOT updated their Twitter feed in 19 hours. So NOTHING on Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Ahh? This was at noon Eastern. So 6pm in France. Not good.

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Georges Duboeuf Twitter at noon, Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2015. Last Tweet 19 hours ago. Nothing on the day. No picture of the bottle? WTF. Click to access their Twitter account.