Daily Archives: 11/11/2020

US POLITICS: “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.” – Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo Denounced for Vowing Smooth Transition… for Trump’s Second Term

— Astounding and tyrannical statement from Pompeo who seems to be living in a parallel universe.

Trump administration officials made clear Tuesday that the White House is still not willing to recognize President-elect Joe Biden as the legitimate winner of the 2020 presidential election, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he is preparing for a peaceful transition, but only to President Donald Trump’s second term — a comment that ignited a fresh storm of disgust, condemnation, and warnings.        Continue reading

GUYANA: MEMORIES: The Demerara Rowing Club – By Geoff Burrowes

— By Geoff Burrowes

Little known, the Demerara Rowing Club was hidden on the East Bank of the Demerara River at the end of a dirt road running down the North side of the La Penitence Police Station. The Club was flanked on the North by one of the many Bookers wharves, on the other side of a drainage trench and on the South by a mangrove swamp with a float plane ramp.

I think it belonged to the flying pioneer, Bungles Clavier. It was perched on the edge of the khaki coloured river, surrounded by mangroves, their long crooked roots thrusting up from the river water.        Continue reading

OPINION: Where Are You From? I hear an accent! – By Lear Matthews + 4 videos – REBLOGGED

This entry appeared in Guyanese Online on August  06, 2015 . It has four videos.

Where Are You From? I hear an accent! –  By Lear Matthews

The question, “where are you from? You have an accent” is one that is quite familiar to immigrants.  The stimulus for such a query is usually based on one’s speech pattern, accent or other linguistic attributes that appear to be different or “foreign.”  A good friend told me that his initial inclination is to respond by saying “Earth! Where are you from?” when asked this question.  But he quickly declared that because he was raised to be polite, he exercises self restraint, empathy and diplomacy.

He further stated that his response may be followed by pointing out to the questioner that she/he too has an “accent”.      Continue reading

US POLITICS: Going After Trump—Is it Really worth the Effort ? – By Yvonne Sam

  By Yvonne Sam

Heavens above know that Donald John Trump is not the first president to be despised by a large segment of the American population. In times not so long past there was considerable hate for President Ronald Reagan, displayed by the then speaker of the House Tip O’Neill, who went as far as calling Ronald Reagan “the most ignorant man who had ever occupied the White House”.

Politics today – and I stress today – has become something not seen in American history. The true tragedy is that many have bought into the hate, destructiveness and plain nastiness and are seemingly ignorant or uncaring about its long-term consequences for the nation as a whole.      Continue reading

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