You know I do a thing called Three For Free on YouTube everyday. The last week I did obscure Blues artists. Today, however I did George Harrison and that got me thinking, what would George and John think about the world now. I would like to think that if they had stayed around a little longer maybe this place wouldn’t be so fucked up now. Having Martin along wouldn’t hurt either. These people were truly caring people that , although they cold be classified as old Hippies, had some really good ideas. They spread their message all over the world and young and old listened. There aren’t a lot of people out there today that can say that. There messages were all of peace and love not violence. I remember when they shot John, it seemed as if the world stood still and cried, I know I did. What has happened to us, that has made us lose hope and direction. Where did all this hate come from. How did we pick leaders that had no idea how to lead. I don’t have any answers to these questions. I, like you can only sit and watch and wonder will we survive. I think we had a great chance back in the day and we blew it. I got nothing else today. Be sure to catch me live on YouTube live tomorrow night at 8pm daylight savings time or 7pm standard. You can also check out my three for free everyday as well as posted videos on YouTube. This has been FATS and Antonia saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

WTF DO THEY DO?

November 28, 2021

The title of today’s post is WTF DO THEY DO? This is about politicians and what they are supposed to do and what they actually do. You may have heard that Marjorie Taylor Greene is demanding that the next speaker of the house does as she wishes. Then there is Rep. Boebart and her anti-Muslim words. I saw a video of Rep. Boebart making those remarks and it looked like she was auditioning her stand-up act. Now both of these women have a lot to say as do many of their male counterparts, but as far as I can see these two have done absolutely nothing for the people in their respectful districts, so maybe I’m right about Boebart’s stand up act. Marjorie seems to have put all her hopes in dreams into getting Trump elected. I guess she doesn’t realize that the first wrong position or word she says will make her his enemy for life. These two aren’t the only ones that are putting their careers ahead of the people that elected them, AOC and a few others are just as bad. Boebart and Greene are facing other Republican women in upcoming primaries it will be interesting to see if the voters want representation or stand up. This is FATS and Antonia saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

I AM DEPRESSED

November 21, 2021

Well, it’s another rainy Sunday down here in Colombia. The countries might not be so similar in weather but they are very similar politically. What I’m trying to say is there both corrupt. There is one difference in that Colombians don’t try as hard to hide the corruption, it’s pretty much we know it and deal with it. Americans don’t really want to know to what extent their government is corrupt. A person like Trump wouldn’t last long down here before someone shot him for being stupid as well as corrupt. That’s one thing that’s really different about Latin America they’ll tolerate a certain amount of corruption but they won’t tolerate stupidity. Trump may think he’s a genius but the world knows him to be dumb. I am losing faith that the United States will survive this present attack on Democracy. I can see Putin laughing just like we did when Communism crashed. We’re no different than many countries who survived attacks only to fall prey to the enemy within. I’m depressing myself so we’ll just say this is FATS and ANTONY saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.

MY HEALTH AND OTHER THINGS

November 14, 2021

OK, in the last few weeks I have alluded to health problems so now here’s the story. A few weeks ago I had a physical, which included blood tests and EKG etc.. I forgot to include a PSA test and had to go back for that. The initial results were a high number on the PSA (7.84) which wasn’t great. They felt I had a blockage in my heart from the EKG. The first thing they said was to go get this test from the cardiologist, then go have a sonogram done on your prostate. Well, the sonogram came up first and they felt they saw something on my prostate. Now at my age having a doctor say something like that doesn’t make you want to jump for joy. They told me I needed to have a biopsy, again not making me happy. Well, I went and had it done and came back no tumors or malignancy present, so I jumped a little. Then came the heart test, which consisted of me wearing a monitor for 24 hours it came back cool. So it would appear that I will be around for a while longer. I have had an Aortic Aneurysm for the last 30 years or so. When it was first discovered I was also found to have Retro Parental fibrosis. This meant that if they had to operate there were only two doctors in the US that would do it so here I am walking around with an Aneurysm. I am not going to worry about any of this because I’m 75 and have lived longer than I ever thought I would. I worry about senility or becoming a burden to others. Well, I think I’ve outdone myself on boring you today so I’ll just say this is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

DANGER, DANGER

November 7, 2021

I’m still waiting for the results of some tests I took, they should be here this week and then I’ll let everybody know what’s happening. Now, to this week’s post. Do you remember when you first learned about the Constitution? Well, I do and I remember it saying it was a government for the people and by the people, sounds like a great concept right. Well, our politicians seem to have forgotten that and now operate under the premise that it’s for them not for you. I think that’s why the Trumpster and all his little pea brain followers got elected. The American people are now starting to understand that the people in Washington don’t give a shit about them and what they need or want. I believe that they will now vote for people that they believe are not mainstream and will actually change things. They will change things they just won’t be changing them for the betterment of the general public, but rather into what they deem as their vision of the way things should be. In other words, it will be worse than before. They believe that being free to think what we want is not best for us or for them. Most of us have never been afraid to say what we think except maybe at our work. But, tell me how will you feel when it’s no longer safe to object to the government or even to your neighbor. I know people who have lived in countries like that but of course, no one will believe it can happen here. That thinking process is naive and will get you nowhere. I hope I’m wrong about the way I think and see things but? This is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

WELL, I AM BACK.

October 31, 2021

Hi, for those that are interested as to what is going on with me here it is. First doctors think I may have a small blockage in my heart. That was news to me since I have no symptoms. I’m scheduled to have some sort of monitor placed on my arm for 24 hrs this Friday. Next, I had a high number from my PSA test. First, they did a sonogram of my Prostate and they saw it was enlarged and had a small growth on it. So the ordered up a Biopsy, not the best experience in my life but necessary. I won’t have the results till Wednesday so we’ll all have to wait. Now too today’s post. I was wondering when our Government forgot what they were elected for. You know it’s supposed to be a government for the people and by the people but somehow it doesn’t look that way. Elected government officials ( Congress, Senators ) are supposed to represent the opinions and desires of those that elected them not the ones that contributed the most money to them. Somewhere along the line they have forgotten this and have become a group of self-serving syncopates. The American people need to remind our officials now, if we don’t we will lose Democracy. This is why I have always thought that the primary system we have where in order to vote on must claim to be either Democrat or Republican is faulted. I think a group of independent free thinkers is what we need. Well, that should give us all something to think about this week until then this is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

I’M BACK

October 24, 2021

Sorry for the lack of a post last week but I had personal shit to deal with. I spent Sunday with the family at a farm. I will let everyone know what’s going on later in the week or next Sunday in other words when I figure it I’ll let you know. What’s new in the world, well I just read that 66% of republicans in the South favor secession. Well, how did that work out for you last time? They probably think that Cuba, Mexico, and Russia will give them support. I don’t understand I lived for 75 years and I haven’t seen a better country yet. You go find me a country that will pay me a pension and allow me to live in another country. The Republicans don’t like the fact that women want to be equal and that Blacks feel the same and don’t get me started on how they feel about the Native Americans. They seem to want an Apartheid-style government, and how did that work out for South Africa. I can’t say this enough when I say we all need each other. If these people don’t want integration or equality, sign up for Mars and get the fuck off my planet. The fact that now we have people that don’t believe in the science that got us to where we are now and want the country to regress morally, scientifically, and socially backwards completely is absolutely mind boggling. Look for updates soon as to what’s happening with me and Antonia. This is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.

JUST ANOTHER WEEK

October 10, 2021

Hey, it was just another week except, the Jets and the Giants won and they are now in a battle for the number one draft choice this year. The Trumpster is getting ready to run for President and if he loses he’s ready to start a civil war. If he should start an insurrection he won’t care who wins so long as he can steal and lie and doesn’t have to go to jail. What a piece of work that asshole is. Let’s see Alabama, Penn State lost, that’s the number 1 and 3 college teams in the country. At least in football, you don’t see some college president crying that the other team fixed the game. I’m not going to stand here and tell you the games are never fixed but at least when they find one that is the people responsible go to jail not their mansion in Florida. You know people should realize by now that rich people get away with all kinds of shit that would have one of us doing 20 to life. That’s how we get shitheads elected. Well, I’m done, I don’t want to talk politics so we’ll just say CIAO from ANTONIA and FATS from Medellin Colombia.

Do you guys remember the way holidays use to be? let’s start with Halloween, the real kids day. It has been take over by adults as an excuse to spend o fortune on a costume and try and win a contest in a bar while getting drunk. They also got to private parties where the hid are pushed aside and the adults sneak weed. It still is a kids holiday in Colombia all the business’s and people on the street hand out candy to the children. Thanksgiving was a time for the families to get together and talk, and eat, and watch the game. You had the parade the official opening of the Christmas season and the arrival of Santa at Macy’s. The parade is still there but now between the internet and stores being open it sort of has lost its fun. Black Friday is a violent exhibition of greed as is Cyber Monday. Christmas Down here stars the end of September and as far as the stores are concerned ends around the 11th of December. A lot of jobs shut down with people not being paid but they find money to drink. The Holidays are today more of a party season rather than a time to enjoy family and friends. I’m not saying we didn’t do our share of Partying back in the day but Christmas day still meant something to us. It was a day for kids to wake up early run to see what Santa left them under the tree, or what you mom gave your dad. Now things have changed and you know how people say change is good I’ m not so sure. This is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

WE’RE NOT READY

September 26, 2021

Well, first let me say I’m not doing live posts at the moment. Every time I start I get 2 to 10 min in and my internet kicks me out. I am posting videos to YouTube at Jeffrey Bruff under Antonia and Fats. Now onto today’s agenda. First up is are we ready for another Pandemic or for a larger surge from this one, and the answer is a resounding NO. The reason is twofold we’re too interested in getting back to normal and second, we’re just not ready from a medical point of view. We knew after the bird flu that more than likely there was another worse one coming done the pipe. It is my opinion, that it’s not a question of will another occur but when it will occur. That being said this one caused so much grief and was so expensive plus Trump mismanaged it so bad that we’re behind in preparedness for another one. Though in Climate warming it will likely mean more moderate winters and you have a recipe for another disaster. This brings me to the second part of my commentary this morning the Climate. It seems from what I read this morning that the rich folks are lining up to abandon this planet and go to the Moon or Mars. It reads like something out of a science fiction story. Again, we can blame this in part on Donald Trump and his cohorts for not believing in Climate Science or science in general. It looks like to me it’s not going to be the Russians, Chinese, Koreans, Or the Arab nations that going to destroy Democracy, it’s going to be our own egos. that’s it for me today, this is ANTONIA and FATS saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

THE RALLY THAT WASN’T

September 19, 2021

THE RALLY THAT WASN’T

Well, the rally that was turned out to be the rally that wasn’t. It looked like, at least in this case they couldn’t distort the truth enough to bring the people. The protest was so small I had to do an internet search to find any news about it. Now if we could just get people to react the same way towards that fat orange-haired prick Trump Democracy might be preserved. You know all this bullshit started a while ago with the election of Obama and Trump claims he wasn’t born in the US. That and the fact that Congress spends most of its time trying to figure out where they’re going to have dinner. The country and the world have some serious issues that need to be addressed on time. The one thing they shouldn’t have to worry about right now is Donald Trump. He has become a greater threat to democracy than Putin, Kim. Isis, and the rest. By the time he’s through screwing around it might be just too late to fix anything and the world could be on its last breath. This is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.