December 29, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOk back to work. I was sitting around this past Saturday listening to led Zeppelin and started to think about why they won’t get back together also the same about Pink Floyd. Now in Zeps case everyone blames Robert Plant and they are correct in doing so. But why is Plant afraid of a reunion (and yes I did say afraid). Before Led Zep Plant was not a star nor had he recorded any songs. Page however had been playing with the Yard Birds along with Jeff Beck and had several recordings under his belt. Had Page not had Plant recommended to him Plant might be washing cars right now. Most of the music written for Zep was written by Page and John Paul Jones. Another point is if Plant dislikes playing with Zep why does he always include their music in his tour shows. Plant resents the fact that he will always be remembered for Led Zeppelin and not as a solo artist. I believe he has been out on his own refusing to do a reunion tour because he’s afraid he will never be able to escape Led Zep and he won’t whether he does the reunion or not. The Pink Floyd situation is the same with David Gilmore playing the part of Plant. The difference here was that Floyd had produced to successful albums prior to Gilmore joining. These super groups that helped change the history of music were destined to implode. The necessary genius to create and perform at legendary levels takes it pound of salt. This is Flounder, still grooving to Led Zeppelin, saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.


December 12, 2014

0524072torture2Usually I don’t write about polarizing topics but this torture document has me pissed. People are all upset because we supposedly used extraordinary measures on prisoners. Some say we didn’t get any information some said we did, depends on the political party. Politicians that signed off originally are now saying they didn’t know. Senator John McCain who was tortured during the Viet Nam war is all bent out of shape. Americans have been tortured going all the way back to the Revolutionary War. Yet one of the biggest arguments against our use of torture or extraordinary methods of interrogation has been it would put Americans in Jeopardy. Bullshit American are tortured and now beheaded not because we’ve used torture but because our enemies are not governed by the same moral code. I believe if intense interrogation will save American lives then let’s start ripping out finger nails and shooting these people full of drugs. These people kill us because they claim the Koran tells them to. Well the bible says an eye for an eye and to do onto others as you would have them do onto you. This argument about whether we should or should is bull shit. You want to think you so above the rest of the world then keep the troops home and hide in your basements. If you’re going to go fight in a war with someone else you are going to eventually have to play by their rules whether you like it or not. This is Flounder Saying CIAO from New Jersey.


December 4, 2014

Two-Commercial-Jets-Collide-At-Miami-International-AirportWell I’m sitting in Miami international airport waiting for my next flight which will take me to JFK everything went pretty fast because we checked in online and didn’t have to stand in those long lines. The flight down was a little e rough but we were all tired so we caught a few winks. And of course the wife and I were yelling at each other. They say that Miami is the second most confusing airport in the US but we didn’t have any trouble getting around. I will say this for the plane ride they don’t make planes for people over 6 foot tall or as wide as I am but they were short flights so it wasn’t too bad. It looks like the airport employs more Cubans than any other nationality. If you speak English without any accent you’re a novelty. I probably won’t get to post his till tonight or tomorrow. The internet in the airport is about as secure as Swiss cheese. I hope my body Flounder is doing OK I miss him already. Well unless something really spectacular happens I won’t be back until may Thursday or Friday. This Jeff saying CIAO( for his buddy Flounder) from the good old USA.

10259884_10203539987124835_781715931543537504_n This is our last post before we head out to the USA for seventeen days of vacation. I decided to do a rant about Colombia’s leadership since I really didn’t have anything else to write about. About a week ago the rebels (Farc) kidnapped a US counter intelligence trained Colombian General. He was the first ever General kidnapped. The group that dir it was supposedly close to the drug cartels. Well they released him and three other people taken at the same time on this Past Sunday. The General has been forced to resign because he was travelling in a dangerous area and not in uniform. This after he had spent his entire captivity handcuffed or chained to a tree and threatened with death all of which are the international treaties. Now Santos has immediately sent his negotiators back to Cuba to continue peace talks. Why doesn’t he just bend over and kiss the FARCs ass I mean they kidnap a General kill a few policemen every once in awhile and blow up oil line every week. But he still wants to deal with what is estimated to be 5500 rebels, most of who are working for the Cartels. If it wasn’t for the disruption of the oil fields or the gold mining he wouldn’t give a shit. His attitude stinks of Peace at any cost and I’m sorry but this country has been fucked over enough. Now I am by no means saying war is a good thing but if you’re in the majority you should be able to negotiate from a position of strength or at least equality not weakness like President Santos. I’ll probably get a lot of shit for this post but I kind of like it here and hate to see these hard working people get screwed by a bunch of rich aristocratic politicians. Hey that sounds familiar doesn’t it America. This is Flounder (counting the minutes till the party begins) saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

stuffWell it’s time for some Monday morning STUFF. First up the football player Johnny Manziel got to play a little in a game and almost immediately was ordained as the second coming of Payton Manning. People are upset about a black person playing a Storm Trooper in the new Star Wars Movie and an all white cast in the new Exodus movie. Man I can’t even make this crap up. The Colombian who had been kidnapped by “Rebels” two weeks ago was released Sunday so now President Santos is ready to resume peace talks like nothing ever happened. How is it people from all over the world keep electing idiots as leaders? Today is Cyber Monday that, the internet version of Black Friday only you can’t touch the STUFF your about to put on your credit card and pay huge interest rates. The Hockey player Martin Brodeur, the man who originally found my buddy Flounder in the meadowlands parking lot is getting ready to retire Flounder wishes him the best of luck. The price of crude oil is dropping fast and may reach 30 dollars a barrel but of course you won’t see a huge drop in Gasoline prices those oil company execs aren’t about to give up country clubs, private jets, and their Lamborghini anytime soon. Well that’s enough stuff for Monday. Oh by the way Jeff is leaving for the US this Wednesday and depending on our ability to communicate there may not be a lot of Blogging for most of December. But I guarantee there will be a lot of partying. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.