WILL HE OR WON’T HE

October 13, 2019

Well another week of impeachment talks and Trumpster Twitter fits. Will he get impeached, I say the odds are 60-40 against right now. He does however have a habit of doing to himself what the rest of us can’t so we’ll see. The Trumpster has been getting away with criminal activity forever. He lives his life like OJ. He believes he’s to rich to go to jail and now that he’s President he’s going on the Nixon principle which is, If the president does it, it’s not illegal. I understand how his supporters are still hanging on, for the Republicans that still support him it’s all about trying to prove that a Black man just couldn’t be right about anything. I hate to bring it down to that level but it is what it is. The sad thing is even if the government decides he must go, he has a backup plan. He will offer to resign in order to keep peace but he will want a deal. His deal would be he full immunity form all charges and gets to walk away free and clear. It has been said the government can’t give him immunity to state and local charges. That won’t bother him he has a habit of making thins work in his favor and evidence will disappear. No unless some act of God brings him down he’ll still be around even if it’s not as President, Ans since he says he’s the chosen one who knows what will happen. This is Fats saying CIAO for Flounder as well from Medellin, Colombia.

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IT’S GOING OFF THE RAILS

October 6, 2019

Now it’s time to get back to basics. Will the Trumpster be impeached yes or no that is the question. As it stands right now the answer is no, not because he’e not guilty but because his party won’t let it happen. I believe that if the Democrats can’t convince all there party and at least a few prominent Republicans that all they will accomplish is to cause the reelection of the fat swine. Impeachment isn’t just about the law it’s also about politics. The Democrats hate everything he does just like he hates everything Obama has done. Yes he’s a racist, yes he wants to be king or emperor, no he has no empathy for anyone. He got himself elected by saying things like lets build a wall and I’ll empty the swamp. Well no wall and the swamp is overflowing. Now my philosophy is lets get rid of the old political hacks whether they be Democrat or Republican and get some young people with fresh ideas in there. I know they will make mistakes but maybe we need to make a few and not try to be so dam perfect because thats what got us in this mess we’re in now. I for one don’t see any Presidential Candidate out there that I think is capable of uniting the country or bringing abut the changes I’m talking about. But we need someone in there that knows how to read and believes in science or by the time we get around to making changes we’ll all be extinct. This is Fats in memory of Flounder CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

Hi gang if you saw my last post you know that me long time friend and writing partner Flounder is no longer with us. I thought today I would retell his life story so her goes. In May of 2000 Flounder was born in New Jersey at a place called Brendon Byrne Arena. I’m pretty sure it’s not there any more but at the time it was home to the New Jersey Devils ice hockey team and the New Jersey Nets basketball team. The story goes he was found by Martin Brodeur the goalie for the Devils Martin was recently eleced into the Hockey Hall of Fame so he was pretty famous. He didn’t keep flounder but instead turned over to a Vet. Flounder then was adopted twice and returned twice. It seemed he was a feral cat. Feral cats are more like wild cats than the cute cuddly ones seen in pet stores. He ended up at the MT. Pleasant Animal Shelter which is a no kill facility. That meant that if no one adopted him he wouldn’t be killed. Well I saw his picture on the Internet while looking for a cat of my own. Something about him just made me like him of course I knew nothing of his history at the time. I went to the shelter and was brought into a room with 20 or 30 cats running around. I immediately spotted him on the floor playing with another cat. I went over and he let me rub his belly and I told the attendant I wanted him. I was brought into another room where I was to have a private session with him. He was an entirely different cat then, he wouldn’t let anybody pick him up he just cried and scratched the heck out of the attendants arms. When they came back they thought I would no but instead I said yes and he was put into a carrier to go home. He was not happy about this and cried and scratched at the carrier all the way. When I got home and let him out h e ran around until he found my bedroom closet where he hung out and hid for a year and a half. He would venture out at night but if you tried to pet him or pick him up you did so at your own risk. Then on day he came out and discovered the living room and its windows at first he would just sit on the window sill then I got him a window seat. He still wasn’t into being handled but at least he was out and about. He would sit in that window and make little sounds at the birds who were out at the feeder I maintained. He never once tried to get at them through the screen, he’d just sit there and they would sit there and if I didn’t know better they were having conversations. Soon came the squirrel, I named him grumpy, he would climb up on this bush outside the window and eat seeds and Flounder and him would just stare at each other for hours. If one was there and the other was not they would get upset and make noise until the other showed up. There was also a chipmunk who would sneak up and run across the screen and Flounder would jump at the screen and I would have to help him off. The chipmunk would just sit there and chatter away. Around this time I met my wife too be Ruby and Flounder decided he like people at least us. About three years latter we decided to move to Colombia so she could take care of her grandchild and I could retire. Flounder and Hari became close friends and I decided to start writing this blog. Flounder was always there and he decided to help. We originally wrote about his adventures in Colombia but as we settled down we decided to write about our opinions. Then one day Flounder started to get old he was 19 and we all kind of knew he wasn’t going to see 20, he was still helping me write the blog right up till the end. He got very sick and stopped eating I knew what had to be done I didn’t want my friend of 18 years to suffer. We took him to the vet and he weighed 4 lbs and he couldn’t walk right and the vet said there was nothing they could do. So rather than have him suffer just so I could keep him around we put him to sleep. I decided to keep the name of the blog as Flounders Great adventure or the immediate future. His Facebook page is still Flounder the cat, and if you Google Flounder the cat you will see a couple of pictures of him. I want you guys to know the two hardest thing I’ve ever had to do were to put my friend to sleep and write this piece. This is Fats saying CIAO for Flounder from Medellin Colombia.

FLOUNDER IS GONE

September 21, 2019

I’m sad to say that Flounder was put to sleep early this morning. He is in a better place. The blog will continue to be called Flounders Great Adventure for the time being.Flounder was 19 1/2 years old and we had been together for 18 and a half years. I will miss him setting next to me as I write and his influence on me. This is Fats saying Goodbye for Flounder from Medellin, Colombia

DOUBLE BUBBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE

September 15, 2019

Boy a lot of shit happened this week, I ‘ll try and cover everything. First up the question was raised on CNN is Venezuela going to be come another Cuban missile crisis for the US. Well if you look at this the Cubans have been trading doctors for oil, they trained the Army and you have a paranoid leader in Maduro, who believes invasion by the US or Colombia is eminent and you have the conditions for a crisis. Now you have the opposition leader being photographed with known Colombian drug dealers so WTF are we going to do. The answer is in the mind of the greedy Trumpster so anything is possible. In the US you had another debate by the Democratic candidates for President, that just proved what I’ve believed all along. That they don’t have a clear leader and are too fractured to win in 2020 this could, of course change at any minute. I believe, like many others that another 4 years of the present asshole would be disastrous for the country and the world. One of the candidates not considered a leader but trying suggested removing all assault weapons from private ownership. Well as nice an idea as that is it’s more likely to cause violence than prevent it. If you remember from my last post there are 300 million or so unregistered guns out there and this a guess in reality there are probably much more and I don’t see these people being the type to o[en their doors and say sure you want my guns here help your self. There is also the matter of Medicare for everyone. Another great idea but comes with a cost of at least one trillion dollars. Now I don’t happen to have that much spare change laying around so this is just another example of what the Democrats are saying thoughts without substance. If you are like me in your 70s and your memory is still working you will remember that health care has been an issue for a long time and the only one who was ever able to make any changes at all was Obama. The Health industry is very powerful and they don’t want any changes that would mean there people would have to start living the city and drive compacts instead of Caddy’s. Now lets move on to the next crisis. The Saudis had half there oil production destroyed by drones Saturday morning which bring up the question how the hell did this happen. I was under the impression that they had this great air defense system so WTF. You know of course that no matter what the damage oil prices are going to go up just as production shifts from gasoline to heating oil. Well if you at this week you’ll see that once again it looks like the little guy is going to take the brunt of these shit storms once again. I’ m done the game are going to start and being a Giants fan I ‘m about to become even more depressed. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

WILL ANYTHING WORK??

September 9, 2019

Ok Ok I know but yesterday was first football Sunday of the year so cut me some slack. I thought we’d discuss every bodies favorite topic Guns. Now we know the candidates are talking about assault rifle buy backs and back ground checks. I don’t think much of that will change much and here’s why. There are 393,347,000 guns in the US of these only 1,073,743 are registered. That leaves 392,273,257 pretty much unaccounted for. That’s ore than one gun for every person in the US. Now do you thik we can get control of all of them without violence? If you do I have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn just for you. I have no idea what to do about gun crime except to make it a Death Penalty, no appeal crime to use a gun for illegal purposes. Now we all know that won’t happen just like the peaceful surrender of all assault rifles ain’t going to happen. I understand the outrage I’ve personally witnessed a person shot dead in the street. He was shot by a police officer that was riding in my car. I had to testify as to what I had seen before a grand jury, but that’s another story for another day. Seeing someone shot in combat or on the streets is no picnic so yes I understand the outrage, but outrage after the fact does nothing for the victims. We’ve always been a culture of guns and war whether we want to admit it or not. I like you and others say something needs to be done but speaking, for myself, haven’t got a clue what should be done. I do know this doing nothing will only make the situation worse. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

After this week I need to ask the question WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON. We have another mass shooting, Colombia and Venezuela are yelling at each other,North Korea is back at it. The moron in charge thinks he can make a deal with the Taliban. China seems to be saying bring it on. The signs are there for a recession but the Trumpster has his rose colored classes on. Oh and the Amazon forest (a major source of the air we breath) is burning up at record rates, and our president goes around telling people he’s the chosen one. Just think I gave up drinking and drugs and now this happens. Hey don’t look for any cool insights with this one I got no answers. Well maybe one opinion. Why can’t humans survive without a war or trying to commit suicide. I have no answers although I wish I did. Not for me but for the kids born in the last few years. It would be nice to say look we’ve left you a great future don’t fuck it up, instead we have to say sorry we fucked up but good luck. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin,Colombia.

THE ROBOTS ARE COMING

August 25, 2019

Welcome to Flounders Great Adventure. No Trumpster today we talk Robots. This week CNN had an article about how robots are coming for your job. I ‘m sure most people just laughed it off, I didn’t. I have written several posts about robots and artificial intelligence and how I agreed with Stephen Hawkins when he said he felt it was the greatest threat to mankind. People don’t remember how the computer and automation changed the world of manufacturing. The main reason manufacturing will never come back to what it was isn’t jobs going overseas, it’s the fact that automation has replaced the humans who did the job. If I ran a factory making cars and I had 3000 people working at a minimum of say 25 dollars an hour and it cost me another 10 an hour for health insurance. Now that works out to be about 280 dollars a day or 1960 dollars a month or 101920 dollars a year. Now I may be a little conservative on that figure and you have to figure about 6 weeks with no productivity from those people. Now I go out and get a group of robots running on artificial intelligence at say an initial cost of a million dollars. Now I only need in the beginning 100 people and eventually I will need no humans. What happens to those 3000 workers. Pays their rent or feeds them. Well you say we’ll retrain them and get them new jobs. Well that sounds great but where’s the incentive to do this when every job can be done by robot or machine. Wait you say we’ll never let that happen. Well naive one it has already begun. This is a case where progress may not be in the best interests of the human race. Now most of you will say this is just science fiction. Well science fiction writers have been predicting future events well before I was born. America is not a Democratic society it is a Capitalistic society driven by the profits of greedy men. If we were to look back at other civilizations when they reached a similar point in their history you will see they more or less self destructed. Look around and you can see the signs of our own self destruction and the leaders that don’t give a shit. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO, and that we hope that we’re wrong, from Medellin, Colombia.

IN MY OPINION

August 18, 2019

Hi gang looks like I’m on time this week. You know I always try to come up with something positive to say and it ain’t easy, but here’s something positive to start the post off with. Tomorrow will come and it will be Monday. Now then I was looking at the Trumpster’s agenda and this is what I came up with. He doesn’t support womens rights ( although he claims too ), he doesn’t support the rights of Gay, Lesbian, or Trans Gender people ( although he says he does ). He doesn’t support minority voting rights (although he says he does). He is a racist ( although according to him he’s the least racist person in America ). He does all this while destroying the public image of the Presidency and destroying the trust of all our allies in the world. He would recognize the truth if he ever let himself hear it. He has his own version of whats wrong in the world and if you should happen to have another he will tell you your wrong then try to destroy your character with lies. He wants to be President for life because then he cold suspend free speech and he wouldn’t have to worry about people disagreeing with by telling him he’s wrong. I’ve heard he hates to read which must be a family trate since no one in his family has ever picked up a history book and studied the Middle East. Had they read about the Middle East or the Korean war they would know Arabs have been fighting each other since before Christ was born and North Korea perfected the art of deception in negotiations. Look we’ve had Rhodes Scholars as presidents and it really doesn’t mean that much but this is the first one that claims to be a genius that might not be able to pass a 10th grade reading test. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

OK I’m a day late again but contrary to what you all think I do have a life add to that the fact that everything is so depressing lately it impossible to find something humorous to write about. I mean look we have a Narcissistic, paranoid asshole as president and it would appear it what the majority wants. it’s not just the Republicans that are screwed up look at all the Democrats that were involved with that sex trafficker Epstein. No the political world is as fucked up as it can get and I’ve told you many time in these pages how I don’t trust any of them. Getting back to the asshole in charge I don’t see the Democrats putting forth a real challenger to him in 2020. I mean Biden is just another old white guy. That doesn’t mean their candidate has to be of Color or Female it means he or she has to have Balls to take on the republican shit heads. The next President of the United States has to be able to pull together all the different races, religions, and political beliefs so that this country can untangle the bullshit the Trumpster is throwing around. The next one will have to rebuild trust in the world and probably the economy as well. I don’t envy the next Leader of the Free World. The job is going to suck the big one. This is Flounder and Fats with Antonia looking on saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.