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donald-trump-angryI’ve seen lots of news reports comparing Donald Trump to Hitler. I think what your seeing is a more systemic problem that’s showing its ugly head now. Politicians have always been racist and I a lot of cases they don’t even try to hide it. As for the rest of the country when immigration was first brought forward by African Americans there were thousands of people who disagreed. Those people didn’t convert or leave the country they just did what Blacks had been doing they kept their heads down and waited. They believe they have found a kindred spirit in Donald Trump. This may be so but if he tries to implement some of his more extreme proposals he risks starting civil unrest unlike any we have ever seen. What makes Trump so dangerous (besides the fact that he believes he’s always right) is he has no idea what to do if he does say revoke Obama Care or build a wall. You see the thing is even if you’re a supporter of his and believe these things should be done he has no idea how to implement them. I don’t believe he can beat Hillary which means the possibility of 8 years of the same bull shit that’s going on now. I’m 70 years old and I have never seen an election where there is no possibility for change. Wait you say there’s Bernie. Bernie’s a good man with good ideas but there’s no way he can rest control of the government from Wall Street and the Koch brothers, if anything as nice a guy as he is his election could make thing worse in Washington. You see people seem to forget that the president isn’t a dictator he has to answer to Congress and the Constitution. Trump hasn’t forgotten do you think he won’t be making backroom deals that will benefit him and his rich friends. You know how many elections I’ve been through where the candidates have promised big change and we’ve all bit into it. They study people they see what’s the big issue is and they’ll put forward a plan to correct it. They’ll introduce bill in Congress and the public will relax and say see. but the Senate will want changes and will add Riders so by the time it gets to the President’s desk it’s just another piece of paper, not the game changing legislation they thought it would be. That’s my opinion but what do I know I’m just a cat. This Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

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THEY WERE HERE FIRST

February 20, 2016

fp1 I’m sure you’ve heard about Trumps plan to build a wall to keep immigrants out of the country and his policy of banning all Muslims from entering the country. I guess he kinda forgot why the pilgrims came to America in the first place. It was a little something called religious freedom. All politicians complain of genocide by Isis and some northern European countries but somehow forget what happened to the Indians of the Americas you know the people that were here long before Europeans and others came to live. They were killed by the disease’s that were brought for which they had no immunity. Then they became victim to Manifest Destiny. That’s where people like George Washington thought it was our destiny to be top dog. So if we found Gold on their lands we either killed them or forced them off the land and on to reservations. It wasn’t just here it happened all over the Americas; some tribes were hunted to extinction others to near extinction. In the US they weren’t allowed to vote, or hold public office, or even get an education. People will tell look at them now they have Casinos they have education they’re doing great. That is true but it’s only a small percentage of the tribe’s members that actually receive the benefit s from these improvements. Where Casinos are concerned you only have to prove you have 20% Indian blood and you can get a piece of the action. Indians learned from the White man there tribal councils are great at screwing their own people out of stuff so that like the white man only the elite get to share in the bounty. We go around telling the rest of the world they shouldn’t do this or that but the original people are tossed aside and never even thought of anymore. It’s the same all over the world it’s the cause of the genocide that takes place in Africa where we all act outraged but do nothing as they kill each other and the mining and oil companies do business with the killers. People tell me I’m an ass hole because I don’t beloved in religion. Maybe I am but Christianity was greatly responsible for this genocide when the native population resented being told to convert. Remind anybody of how this story all started. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

NEEDED ONE HONEST INDIVIDUAL

February 15, 2016

scalia-comes-to-brooklyn-drops-huge-hint-about-nsa-surveillance-and-the-supreme-courtOn Friday Supreme Court Justice Scalia died in his sleep and within hours discussions appeared everywhere. Some were concerned with the effect his death would have on pending cases, others were concerned with whether or not the president would nominate a candidate to fill the vacancy or would he wait for the new President to do it. Both of those options are assumed to be politically motivated. One would assume if a Republican is elected they would chose a conservative candidate and the Democrats would chose a liberal one. According to most broad definitions a conservative is one who wants to enforce traditional values morality and social mores. A liberal on the other hand is one who is open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values. Well I like to think I have a little of both in me depending on the issue. But getting back to the replacement of Justice Scalia I would think term such as honest, fair and just are better labels for a justice. There has to be some way to remove politics from the decision. The Supreme Court is supposed to be the final word in interpretation of the Constitution. I believe politics should not be involved in those decisions and that labels such as Conservative or Liberal shouldn’t be applied. Another issue that was discussed was should there be a mandatory retirement age since when the very first appointments were made life expectancy was only around fifty years and the Justices are appointed for life. Well if you’re going to do that then you should also get rid of some of the old dead wait in Congress and the Senate and then maybe you wouldn’t see the terms Conservative and Liberal used so much. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

AND THE GAME IS DONE

February 8, 2016

peyton-manning-super-bowl-50-denver-broncos-vince-lombardi-trophy_3412594 Well the game is over and it was sort of a snoozer but the Broncos did win and Carolinas quarterback Cam Newton sulked off into the sunset. My hope is this was Payton Manning’s last game so he goes out on top. He looked old during the game and if it wasn’t for the Broncos great defense he would have gone home a loser. I saw Newton doing his pre game stuff and he just didn’t seem to have the eye of the tiger if you know what I mean. I mean I could understand being a little nervous but he looked more asleep than anything else and of course as the game went on instead of getting angry he looked like he might cry. Speaking of crying I saw reviews of the halftime show that said how good it was but personally I think it stank up the joint. They said when Bruno Mars came on that the crowd was really excited. Well those people down front are told to be excited all I could hear was channels being switched. Next year they should try for a Led Zepplin reunion I mean they might need the money since it looks like they might lose their law suit about Stairway to Heaven. Plus having a Zep reunion would make the tickets worth their weight in gold. I watched the game alone so there were no distractions my wife took care of pop corn and beverages so for me it was great. I had to listen to it in Spanish and I can understand how some Latinos are confused by the game thinking it more complicated than it is. The reason is because the announcers are Mexican and don’t have a clue but think they do. Well that’s it for another year here’s hoping we’re all here for No. 51. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

IT’S NUMBER FIFTY PEOPLE

February 7, 2016

super-bowl-50-fsWell it’s Superbowl Sunday and everybody is getting ready for the second biggest party day of the year. The game is almost secondary now. Especially to those who can’t afford to go. So we’ll call our friends and say come over to watch the game, when in reality we’re saying come over to watch the commercials and have a few beers. This is the 50th Superbowl and the 50th that I have watched. The first one was January 15, 1967 and I watched in the Rec Room of my basic training barracks at Fort Dix. The next day was my first day of basic training and my 21st birthday, great way to celebrate. After the first few the games became less exciting. That has changed in recent years much to my joy. The best one I’ve seen up until now was No. 23with the Cincinnati Bengals with Boomer Esiason and Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers won that game with a 92 yard drive ending with a pass from Montana to Taylor to seal the victory with 34 seconds remaining. That’s still the best finish I’ve ever seen. I hate to say this but I don’t expect the game to be close this year unless the Panthers quarterback Cam Newton gets hurt early. But I’ll be there in front of the TV hoping for a great game eating popcorn and drinking non alcoholic beer. I’ve been fortunate to see some of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the game, Star, Elway Farve, Kelly, Aikman, Montana, Marino, Stabler, Bradshaw, Dawson, and the great Johnny Unitas to name a few. I got to see the legend Lombardi coach and so many other greats. I know that we tend to put too much emphasis on sports making mere mortals into super heroes. But I think doing it once a year isn’t that bad. Enjoy the game this is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.