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.

Well today is Mothers Day and we wish everyone a happy day. Did you know that in politics Mother is only half a word, at least according to Trump. We won’t be going there today. I got my second vaccination shot on Saturday and my wife got her first. I got Sinovac and she got Pfizer. We went to two different places. Her second shot is not scheduled to the end of June, which seems like a long time to me. All the violent protesting seems to be over down here for now. They got the tax plan canceled and caused the farmers and the locals pain. I can see food prices going up now. It looks like the possibility of world wide inflation is rearing its ugly head. Nobody seems to mention that ugly word inflation but instead just say prices are rising and there are shortages in the supply chain. The funny thing is the previous do nothing President is still saying nothing except he won. if he runs in 2024, and I’m still alive, and he wins I might have to give up my citizenship, it would be to hard to be part of a country that could elect that ass hole twice. So as I said at the top I’m fully vaccinated but down here that don’t mean shit. I’m still restricted as to when and where I can go, but if I take Antonia I can go anywhere I want vaccinated or not. Yes, Colombia is a strange place. This has been ANTONIA anf FATS saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

WHERE’S MY SHOT

May 2, 2021

Well I was supposed to get my second vaccine shot yesterday, but when we got to the clinic it was closed. They were afraid of political protests. So after spending cab fair we had to turn around and go home. I have no idea when we’ll get the second shot, hopefully they will call us on Monday. The protests have resulted in 6 people dying, 5 civilians and one police officer. They were protesting reform which included increases in taxes. Today the President rescinded the plan. Politics in this country is more screwed up then the US but not by much. The leading candidate in the next election is an ex mayor of Bogota, and ex rebel,he was almost indited when he was mayor. You know how I say there’s no such thing as an honest politician in the US, well that goes double down here. If this country actually stopped cocaine production it wold go bankrupt in a week. I had heard last week that they had run out of vaccine for the first shot but that they had enough for the second shots. I just hope nobody sold it yet. I read that it will take something like 640 days for this country to reach 70% vaccinated. that’s worse then America with Trump in charge. Well Antonia and me are going to take a nap so we’ll say this has been FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia

HOW DO THEY GET ELECTED

April 18, 2021

You want to know why Trump got elected? Look at Cotton, Jordan, Mitch the Bitch, Schumer,and Durbin as they sit around and for whatever reason block this delay that so that basically nothing gets done. Yet the are getting paid at least a hundred thousand dollars an d perks to just sit there. Meanwhile people want to know when their bridges and roads ar going to get fixed, where their vaccine shot is, when healthcare is going to be fixed, will there still be social security in ten years. This is why an idiot like Trump could get elected. He was such a radical people believed he would get things done. Guess what he was just as corrupt as the rest the big difference was he wasn’t as smart as the rest. People think that if the elect someone to be President they should get what they want the next day. They fail to realize that all these idiots have to work together. Will there be changes again the next election, Most likely the answer is yes. Will more radicals get elected yes on both sides of the fence some things will be fixed and others will be broken again. If in 2024 trump can get reelected Democracy will be doomed and America will become a third rate country. In politics is doesn’t matter what you do your going to please someone and piss others off. The real honest hardworking people are getting out of it leaving it to people with big egos like Mich the bitch and Schumer. This has been FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia and yes we’re just as screwed up as you.

IS IT JUST ME

April 11, 2021

First I just read last week’s post and I apologize for the spelling and grammar errors. Now onto today’s writing. If your over 70 like me and have a heavy reading habit you might have noticed that either your memory is failing or history is being quietly rewritten. In my case it probably a little of both. It pisses me off when something I lived is now not the way I remember living it. I‘m not talking about politicians lying about recent events. I‘m talking about history being changed. I won’t go into detail because that will just get people arguing but, I will ask why we let them do it. Some needed changing because it was wrong and needed to be corrected. Something I‘ve seen changed seemed to have been changed just for the sake of changing. What else seems to get chanced for no reason. Have you noticed that just when you get used to a search on the internet they change the way you do it, or you get used to the way your bank’s web page looks, and they change it, and in your opinion not for the better? Ins. companies do it social media does it, why. In my opinion, they do it to justify their employment not to improve your experience. That brings back to history. I think historians try to put their spin on stuff so they feel useful. For us old guys we don’t need people screwing with things that we’re comfortable with. It just makes us feel like we never existed. This is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

Another week a couple of shootings and a political scandal . Lets start with the scandal first. We have Gaetz accused of sexual misconduct with a hooker. Now we know nothing is really going to happen to this guy because as we know bullshit walks and money talks, that and the republicans are chicken shit. He will get a wrist slap and will remain one of the crazy conspiracy nuts in congress. Now you know how a fat prick like Trump could get elected. I assume everybody by now realizes that we live in a gun culture and that until we change the way we view guns innocent people are going to continue to be shoot down in our streets. I don’t want to get started again on this topic in infuriates me to the point of screaming at Antonia. I do think tht before we get rid of all the guns we should get rid of the politicians first.

Finally this week we have the state of Georgia losing the major league baseball All-Star Game. Personally, I could care less about the game than I do about the reason they moved it out of the state. It was done to protest the new voting law in the state and that was good. But, now the PGA has said it won’t move its tournament out of the stater. That was to be expected. Golf, after all, is an elitist white man’s game. There are no more than a couple of Black players in the tournament. But wait you say what about Tiger Woods wasn’t he the best? Well yes, some would say that but, he considers himself more Asian than Black. It going to be up to those people I dislike (Politicians) to change the law or repeal it. Well, this has been FATS and ANTONIA once again saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.

WHAT A FRIGGIN WEEK

March 28, 2021

Jesus what a week. A mass shooting and voter suppression. we’ll star with the mass shooting in Colorado first. Tow weeks ago an appeal judge threw out the ban on large capacity magazines. Now ten people are dead and still we can’t get a good gun control law in place. AR15’s the weapon of choice is not a recreation gun its standard magazine as I remember was 20 rounds it is supposed to come with a 5 round one now. So let me tell you if you need 10,15, or more rounds to go hunting you shouldn’t be allowed a license for hunting or a permit to buy any kind of gun. I love shooting, but now I don’t own any guns. Where I live they’re too many people and no gun ranges. I had shotguns where we were only allowed to have 3 shells in the weapon. I had rifles all of which were single shot. I was on a YMCA rifle team and won all my matches. It was said I never missed anything I aimed at. I was an expert with pistols as well. But as the got bigger and my time got less I did any hunting I did with a camera. I have had guns pointed at me on a couple of occasions. Once while hunting I was shoot at by an idiot who turned around and shot behind him. That was when I stopped hunting to many people and too any assholes. I think you should be able to own a weapon but not one that was built for war. And if a town allows the sale of guns they should have supervised ranges and strict control on the transport of weapons.

Now for the other thing voter suppression. This is like the segregation days or as the refer to it Jim Crow days. So far the black community a has responded with restraint , I don’t expect that to last and I’m not talking about peaceful marches but rather the rise of groups like the Black Panthers and other militant groups that are not so restrained in there actions. It was a democratic Governor in Arkansas that sent National guard and State Police to Little rock to stop blacks from entering a white school. So when it comes to racism it’s not just a Republican thing it is a white thing Right now it looks like the Republican are taking the lead in that category. President Biden needs to act on these voting restriction laws now before its way too late . This has been FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

AND HE IS TILL AT IT

March 21, 2021

Well, Trump’s legacy just keeps on screwin things up. His mishandling of the pandemic and his blaming of China have resulted in attacks on Asian Americans. He blamed China for the virus, and yes came from there, but it was his lack of action that was responsible for where we are today. His followers took what he said and applied rumor and misinformation that came from him in a blatant attempt to deflect blame for the crisis away from Trump. Had Trump acted instead of doing nothing thousand of people would still be alive and we would have it under control, but no he decided science was wrong and he was right. We may never know what he was thinking when he said some of the things he did. All I know is he thrives in a world of deceit and by creating chaos he can get away with whatever he wants. Watching him is like watching a magic show. Hey, look over here while I’m really over here. He has developed a cult of personality where the truth has no place and only what he says does. I don’t know how you put millions of people into a deprogramming program but that’s what it is going to take. This has been FATS and ANTONIA CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

Boy is it really 2021? it feels like the early sixties with all the racism out there. I wasn’t naive enough to think that it was gone, but I didn’t think it was this bad. Just goes to show you I ain’t as smart as I think. What surprises me is that they’re using Trumps claims of fraud in the election process to deprive people , mostly those of color from their basic right to vote. I guess they don’t remember what happens when you really piss of the people. This time it won’t be so peaceful because we’ve proven that approach doesn’t work. This time we might see conflict in the military as well. I know that if you say no write in voting and I can’t vote just because I chose to live in my wife’s country, I will be really pissed. The way this country is going we could see the NAZI party getting on many ballots. I have always been amazed at how short our memories are and how cowardly a good portion of this country is. There are those that refuse to believe facts like the holocaust really happened. I am of the age where I have met survivors as well as veterans that freed Jews from the camps. today’s generation of non believers believe that Trump didn’t lose the election and that there’s a cult of pedophiles in our government led by Hillary and other Democrats. I think Hillary is capable of many things but running a pedophile ring is not one of them. We now have people in government that believe outrageous theories. There are white supremacists in the house and senate, are they new, no they just feel empowered now by Trump. The threat to democracy is now stronger than ever and if we don’t do something we won’t have to worry about making America great again but rather can we survive the attacks from within. This has been FATS and Antonia CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

We’re going to see if I can stay away from politics today. Those of you that are in my age area (I’m 75) always hear things are better today than they were back then. Well, that’s true if your talking about medicine or most technology, but some things don’t seem to be better. I can think of one and that’s music. I’m not talking about style, you know rock vs. rap or anything like that. I’m talking about how recorded sound sounds when you play it. Remember first we had wax records, then we had vinyl, then came real to real, 8 tracks, cassettes, and CDs. Now it seems we’re going back to vinyl. All these changes were supposed to make listening at home more like being there. We had mono, stereo, quadraphonic and so on all trying to recreate that live feeling in your home. Well, I’ve always believed that you not only needed good tech but you needed a little imagination as well for that to happen. The best sound I ever had was with an AR turntable a cartridge that had no name because at the time it was experimental and extremely expensive. My amp was a pioneer sx727 tuner with Hitachi and Bose speakers. We could buy records that were true stereo, not like what they call stereo now. You got part of the music from the left and part from the right. Today you really don’t get that separation in a recording. They told us the best quality was CD, yet there were a few of us and some in the industry that disagreed, and by looking at what’s happening now we were right. I no longer have my gear from back then but I still have my Bose speakers. I even have a set for my computer. It would be way too expensive for me to try and recreate my old system because I live in Colombia and their idea of home music is a giant Boom Box turned all the way up. I show my age when I listen to Classical Music with my headphones on so I can get the real Stereo feeling. Well, we did it no politics. Join me and Antonia Monday nights at 7 pm on YouTube where we’ll be live. This is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.