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I Had No Idea Presidential Hopeful Kamala Harris Was ‘Black’, But I Didn’t Know Obama Was ‘White’.

by Anura Guruge


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I had seen her on TV and just assumed she was ‘white’ with blush. Honestly. Never ever occurred to me that she was black! No, I had not taken much notice of her first name ‘Kamala’. Maybe if I had I might have given it some thought. I thought it was ‘Camala’ — and Spanish.

Here is the kicker. She has no ‘white’ in her. Indian Tamil mother and Jamaican father. Yes, one or more of her grandparents may have been ‘white’. Does not matter. It is just that I had not realized that she was anything other than lily white. Just goes to show you.

Tamil mother — from India. No, I am cool. I really STILL do have Tamil friends. Growing up one of my many surrogate mothers, our next door neighbor, was Tamil. My current doctor is Tamil. So, that is actually good.

Yes, I honestly did not know, until I became an ardent follower, that Obama was white. Always confused me when folks called him black. He was as much white as he was black.

Not so in the case of Kamala Harris. But, that is OK. I think she is smart and cool BUT I am not sure whether she is the next Obama. The next Obama for I, is Michelle.


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Has Donald Trump Been To Church In D.C. Other Than On “National Prayer Day”?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access “UPI.com” original. Google “Trump attending church in DC” for more stories.


This, by “Huff Post” was in January 2012. Click image to access original article with PICTURE GALLERY.



Today was a Sunday, and for once, Trump was in D.C. — and was NOT playing golf.

Then it occurred to me. Other than on the much publicized “National Prayer Day“, I have not heard of Trump attending church in D.C. — and given that I am a news junkie I tend to hear/see this stuff.

Obama and other presidents made a point of going to church in D.C. on a fairly regular basis.

Strange this.

Trump is supposed to be our Evangelical President — albeit with his propensity for groping females.

So, what gives?

How can HE get away with this. This impunity ….


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I Really Like Barack’s ‘Greenery’ Portrait, But Not So Much Michelle’s.

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President Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley.


Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald.


I really, really do like Barack’s portrait. WOW. That really stands out and I LOVE the greenery. BRAVO and thank you.

Not so sure about Michelle’s. Yes, a very imposing picture and I like the dress. Not sure about the face. She is MUCH prettier than that! Barack’s face is captured well. Can’t say the same about Michelle. She deserves better.

I might have to get a print of Barack’s. I am not kidding. I really like it, that ‘green’ touches something visceral.


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Ajit ‘Bloody’ Pai, Who Killed Net Neutrality, Was Appointed To The FCC By Barack Obama, In 2012!

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Wow. WOw. WOW!

I had no idea. I would never have guessed. I just assumed that he, like Nikki ‘Necklace’ Haley, was an Trump appointee.

Obama. How could you have?

You got many things right, BUT Bloody Pai and healthcare.gov will haunt you forever and a day.

Healthcare.gov, that still sucks, was pretty inexcusable.

But, Bloody Pai is worse.

On, Mitch McConnell’s recommendation! Barack WTF were you inhaling that day? This has to be the epitome of stupid. McConnell’s recommendation! The man who vowed to stop you from having a second term. You must have got some good stuff delivered to the WH.

Indians. {Smile}

As folks that know me will attest, I get offended when folks ‘accuse’ me of being Indian. We will leave it at that.

Ah, Barack. How could you. And YOUR Net Neutrality.

I am holding this against you.

I am crushed.


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The “Gettysburg Address” Was Delivered This Day, 154-Years Ago By President Abraham Lincoln.

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Wow. It always gives me goose bumps. President Lincoln — what a writer, what an orator, what a MAN. What a loss. Him 163 years ago and what we have now. But, he always talked about the future. So, we can take heart. November 19. We should pause, remember and reflect.


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The One And Ever Only, Mahatma Gandhi, Was Born This Day, 148-Years Ago; October 2, 1869.

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Setting off on the epic, history-altering SALT MARCH in 1930. See my post on March 12, 2017.



Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi .

I love ‘Mohandas’. Gives me the chills when I hear it.

How the world could do with him TODAY. Ah, the Mahātmā (‘Great Soul‘ in Sanskrit).

He, alas, was before my time — he was tragically assassinated 5.8 years ahead of my birth.

BUT, he is in my TOP-TIER pantheon of personal heroes, alongside: Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King & Obama!

A time to PAUSE, especially today … after Las Vegas!


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How Many Diplomats Does The U.S. Have In Russia, IF Putin Can Expel 755?

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I am not sure about you, but I was flabbergasted when I read that Putin is threatening to expel 775 ‘diplomats’ out of Russia if the US goes ahead with its latest bill on sanctions.

IF Putin can expel 775 it has to mean that there are hundreds more that are not getting expelled since obviously he wants to maintain some US diplomatic presence in Russia.

775 just seems like a LOT when Obama only booted out 35 – 40 last December for their interference in the 2016 elections.

Big difference between 40 and 775.

For obvious security reasons it appears difficult to find numbers for the exact diplomatic presence in a given country. But, it is being claimed that there are around 1,250 U.S. diplomats and support staff in Russia. Wow. That seems like a lot. There is, as I show in the map above (which I created for you), one embassy and three consulates in Russia. Yes, it is possible that the Moscow embassy has 350-400 U.S. personnel, possibly more. That is without any local help they might hire as drivers, cleaners etc. though in the case of Russia there may be concerns about hiring any local help.


See July 31, 2017 UPDATE on numbers, on each side, here (click).


Just a sobering thought. 1,250 Americans, on government business, in Russia.

That begs the question as to how many Russian government employees are in the U.S. In addition to the Russian Embassy in D.C there are three consulates: in New York, San Francisco and Seattle.  So they mirror the U.S. set-up in Russia. Does this mean that there are ~1,250 Russian ‘diplomats’ in the U.S.? WOW.


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