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Disappointed Michelle Caruso-Cabrera (Ex-CNBC) Is ‘Primarying’ AOC.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access the ‘New York Post’ original.

Click to access my RAVE from 2014.

She claims that she has been a registered Democrat for many years. IF so, she should NOT be primarying AOC — irrespective of whether you agree, 100%, with all of AOC’s politics, statements and stances. ONLY one of these two formidable females can emerge victorious from the Primary. That is a SHAME.

We need BOTH of them. That is my gripe.

The Democrats have enough problems, right now, that infighting like this — which results in ELIMINATION.

Not happy.

I have always liked Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. She is intelligent, impressive and from New Hampshire. This makes her come across as petty and bitchy.

Ah, Dear! The Democrats are SCREWED.

I hope she will reconsider this decision.

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by Anura Guruge

Sri Lanka’s Moronic President Sirisena Makes Donald Trump Look Like ‘Mastermind’.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access original post.

Click to access original post.

I will say it again and again: this is so stupid, pointless and childish.

We used to have grown up, astute politicians. Now they have these mornonic, puerile clowns. This two-month fiasco was so pointless. Just cost money.

I despair.

But, at least it makes Donald Trump look good — which is a MIRACLE.

Last Google Doodles:
Check Category ‘Sri Lanka’.

by Anura Guruge

The Incomparable BBC Expands On My Theme Of Sri Lanka’s Political Soap Opera.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access the EXCELLENT BBC coverage.

Click to access my post from last week.

As the BBC also points out, what is happening in Sri Lanka is beyond the pale. It is even beyond what even Donald Trump could conjure.

Just puerile. Plain puerile. I am so, so glad that I am no longer a Sri Lankan citizen! I would be so ashamed. This is a country with a proud heritage.

This is unbecoming.

‘Temple Trees’, the Prime Minister’s official residence — I know it well. I have been there a number of times, with my adoptive father, when I was a child. I even had lunch there once.

I will keep you posted.

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Check Category ‘Sri Lanka’.

by Anura Guruge

The Silly Soap Opera That Is Sri Lankan Politics Starts A New Season — The Silliest Yet!

by Anura Guruge

Click to access the U.K. “The Guardian” original.

Click image to access “The New York Times” coverage.

This is so stupid, pointless and childish. This has been now going on for 40-years and we have only been Independent for 70.

But, here is the IRONY.

Sri Lanka is still a third-world country and you expect histrionics from the likes of it. But, compared to Donald Trump, and the totally mockery he is making of the U.S. Presidency, this does not look that bad. If anything it is still MORE civil and constrained compared to the carryings on of Trump.

So, I no longer can tell my dear compatriots — and in many cases contemporaries — to grow-up and act us adults.

I live in a country run by a buffoon with a mental age of a 9-year old!

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Check Category ‘Sri Lanka’.

by Anura Guruge

“Most Trump” & “Most Clinton” Towns; i.e., “Reddest” & Bluest” Towns In N.H.New Hampshire (2016 Election).

by Anura Guruge

Most Trump — Millsfield with 60% margin (but with only 20 votes cast).

Most Clinton — Hanover (i.e., Dartmouth College are) with 75% (with 7,487 votes cast).

Most Trump, ‘BIG’ Towns — Wakefield (33%) & Alton (31%).


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(in REVERSE order — largest margin at bottom).

2016: Red - Blue Map

2016: Red – Blue Map

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by Anura Guruge

Trump Will Win New Hampshire & It Will Be A ‘Red Tide’ Come November 2016!

by Anura Guruge

Click here for the NBC original.

nbclatest nbcnh

I hope I am wrong, but I don’t think so.

Hillary Clinton is NO Barack Hussein Obama II and Hillary’s continued stumbles, yesterday’s health flap among them, continue to weaken her case. And remember she did NOT carry New Hampshire in the primary. There are still a lot of disgruntled Bernie supporters lurking among the goldenrods.

Those that know me know that I am a keen, diligent and incisive observer of local politics — plus after all the door-to-door campaigning I did in 2008 & 2012 for Obama I can tell which way the winds are blowing when it comes to the Lakes Region.

I also carefully study political road signs. In my experience in New Hampshire (and that is the only state that I know in this matter) the presidential candidate with LESS SIGNS invariably wins the State! Check it out. In 2012 if you went by the blanketing of Romney signs across the State then Romney should have carried NH by a Landslide. Obama won NH by 40,659 votes in 2012 (and I knew he would). Yesterday, in Alton, I saw more Hillary signs than Trump. Not good. Trump supporters are NOT bothering with the signs because they don’t have to. Preaching to the choir and all of that.

So, you have been warned.

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by Anura Guruge

Revisiting My Exclusive New Hampshire ‘Red-Blue Map’ From 2012 — Obama v. Romney. NH Will Be MORE Red In 2016.

by Anura Guruge

In 2012, contradicting what you would have thought if you just went by all of the roadside political signs you saw in New Hampshire, President Barack Obama again won New Hampshire (a battleground state, and superficially ‘red’), by 40,659 votes (5.8%).

The NH voting was done in terms of 237 ‘towns’; Obama won 142, lost 94 and one, Dixville, was a tie.

Of the 10 NH Counties, Obama won 7, lost 3.

I painstakingly created these maps (in November 2012) to see how this victory was wrought.

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Click to ENLARGE. NH 2012 red and blue, town-by-town alongside county map — Anura Guruge.

As some of you know I campaigned like a black for Obama in 2008 & 2012 — going door-to-door (at least 450 houses in each instance), doing phone-banks, making signs, stuffing bags, taking people to the polls on election day and feeding (on my own dime) the other Obama volunteers in Laconia on multiple nights.

I haven’t volunteered as yet in 2016 for the Presidential election — though yesterday I marched in the Gilford ‘Old Home Day’ parade, with Devanee, for our friend, Lisa DiMartino who is running as a Democrat for a seat in the New Hampshire House (District 2: Gilford & Meredith).

 I am, for all my shortcomings, a keen observer and follower of New Hampshire politics. The 2016 ‘RedBlue‘ map will be DIFFERENT to that of 2012. It will be MORE RED!

I could be wrong, I HOPE I am wrong, BUT I do NOT think it is a given that Hillary Clinton will carry New Hampshire.

I agree that there is a HIDDEN Trump vote that is not reflected in the polls.

So those that think that New Hampshire is still ‘Blue’ could be in for a NASTY surprise.

Just a Heads Up.

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by Anura Guruge

Benghazi, Libya Is NOT In The Middle East. WMUR Is Wrong, Kuster Is Right. Politics Does Not Change Geography.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

I nearly choked when I heard it on WMUR. No, Benghazi is NOT in the Middle East. If it is, so would be Athens — that the capital of Greece.

Yes, I understand that 35% of adults in N.H. cannot place either Maine or Vermont on a map. So, it is very hard when you are dealing with far away foreign countries.

So let me help out here with a map. This is the Mediterranean. Benghazi is further west than Athens — and that is Athens, Greece!

Istanbul, Turkey (that being where all the Thanksgiving birds are shipped over from), is the demarcation line between Europe and Asia, i.e, the East (where all those wogs come from).

Click to ENLARGE. Of course from Google Maps -- where else?

Click to ENLARGE. Of course from Google Maps — where else?

So here are the WMUR reports. Poor WMUR. They can’t help it. Most of them were educated in N.H. pre-Common Core. I just want to make sure that we have the facts right. That is all.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not a huge fan of Annie Kuster. She is way TOO PLAIN for my liking. I am very superficial like that. I like my female politicians, well if the truth be known, all females (and even the men) to be halfway decent looking! Sorry. But, at least I am honest. That is why I always liked Michele Bachmann despite her crazy politics! Well at least I have SOME standards.


Click for screwed-up WMUR coverage.


Ditto, as above.

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