Well the Trumpster didn’t get his wish and Obama Care is still there but for how long. Here’s what I don’t get it took a Bi- Partisan act to get it passed in the first place and almost immediately afterward Republicans said they hated it and it should be gone. Since I don’t live in the United States anymore and have never had to personally deal with Obama Care I really don’t know how it works. What I do know it got people that didn’t have insurance insurance. That was the excuse Health insures always used as to why premiums were so high. They were blaming it on the number of uninsured in the country and the cost of caring for them. The Trumpster is so pissed off he couldn’t replace Obama care with his plan or I should say the Republican plan, that he’s threatening what would amount to defunding it which would leave millions of sick people without insurance or financially unable to obtain it. This brings us to what the hell is going on in this country? Are we so racist that we’re willing to let people die so that we can ruin the black Presidents Legacy? I live in a country where my insurance costs me about 45 dollars a month. I live in a country where just about everybody gets health insurance. I live in a country where the specialist I had to see for my back was a graduate of the Harvard Medical School and that visit cost me a 3 dollar co pay. You on the other hand live in a country where insurance can cost more than rent and every time somebody want s to reduce the cost the congress and the senate get all bet out of shape. If the Democrats propose something the Republicans hate it if the Republicans propose a plan the Democrats hate it and neither one will propose one that’s good for the little guy. Remember I’ve said this many times before the people that are voting on your health care have never had to worry where there’s was coming from. The United States is the only world power without universal health care and our in fighting about the issue is just another reason the rest of the world laughs at you. Oh and here is one last point it’s easier to get pet insurance in the US than it is to get it for you. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.


July 23, 2017

What a week the news was so depressing either the Trumpster was blaming everybody for his problems or some celebrity has died. So I see the Trumpster is appointing another no nothing to a office. This one is for the Department of Agriculture as Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics. He’s exmilitary having attended bot the Air Force and Army War Colleges, which I’m sure will help him greatly in a department that is basically about science. He also shares the Trumpster’s opinion that Climate change is a hoax although not necessarily perpetrated by the Chinese. Now I have a problem with people who deny climate change simply because they just deny it out of hand without but forth some sort of genuine scientific proof. I have an open mind about that and am willing to something that makes sense not someone screaming at me that it’s bull shit and a Chinese conspiracy. It like the people who believe the world is flat, the difference with these people is they’re willing to sit down and talk and more importantly listen. But back to climate deniers most are people who make their money from fossil fuels or the manufacturing where the restrictions needed to safeguard our world would have the most impact. The flat earth people are more about a conspiracy and since I believe some of the conspiracies about JFK I’m willing to sit and listen. I would do the same for the people that deny climate change if they weren’t getting rich. This is Flounder and Fats hoping the coming week is a better one saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.


July 16, 2017





Well I’m bored with all this political bullshit and I think just about everybody else is too. The problem with that is if we stop paying attention we’ll get screwed even more. The sad thing about all this is I’m not sure there’s going to be a world, never mind a country for my grand children to live in. Sounds a little depressing doesn’t it? But with all the wacko world leaders especially that little nut job in North Korea the outlook ain’t great. So listen let’s talk about what me and fats do during the week when I’m not posting here. First I now have my own Facebook page Flounder the cat where you’ll be able to read my blog if you aren’t subscribed to it at WordPress. Next I like to sleep about 19 hours a day, which allows me to stay up at night and keep an eye on Fats. Now fats he’s still trying to finish his latest book Three Years Later about his Android detective ILF. He also does wood carving the pictures above are of his last three projects. He’s still an amateur but he appears at least with the Orca to be getting there. He’s going to try engraving designs on glass this week, which should prove interesting. His niece is supposed to be coming for a visit next month that will be fun; I don’t think I’ve ever met her. Well it’s time for my nest eight hour nap so I’ll just say this Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Washing DC, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Now what is this list of states about? They’re the ones that neither Presidential campaign bothered to visit during the last election. Twelve states made up 94% of the campaign visits. Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, and Michigan had a total of 273 visits. I think if you’re in the list of no visits you might as well as secede since it looks like that you really don’t count. The Trumpster even said he would bother wasting his money going to Wyoming. Only Four Presidents have visited all 50 states they are George H W Bush, the only one to do it in his first term, Bill Clinton, Nixon, and Obama. I barely remember reading about Presidential Candidates would get on a train and travel for months around the country stopping in even the smallest places if there were people waiting to see them. I remember reading about debates that weren’t scripted where they really had to think on there feet. I firmly believe that for us to have a President that truly represents all of us the Electoral College system must change or gotten rid of all together. I think that the fact a president who is elected to represent everyone won’t even bother to visit all the states is a disgrace. Let us know how you think in the comment section of this blog. Thanks for reading this is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

For those of you who don’t know me I’m the one Flounder refers to as Fats. I’m 71 years old born after WWII 1946 to be exact so I’ve been around for awhile. I don’t know how many of my reads remember growing up in the fifties with the Cold War I full swing. Khrushchev banging his shoe on at the UN air raid siren testing and if you did any real reading you knew that if they decided to drop a bomb you weren’t going to survive. We had Duck and cover drills which meant butting our hands over our heads and hiding under our desks at school. But then it looked like the world finally got it communism looked like a failed idea and except for a little blip involving Cuba it looked like we scrap our bomb shelters and start to enjoy the good times. Well that last for awhile until this nut job inherited leadership of North Korea and America elected the dumbest President ever when it came to world politics. The threat of Nuclear War is greater now than in the fifties. The world has two egotistical ass holes that both have their fingers on buttons that could end civilization as we know it, and the really sad part of this is that there supporters are just as naïve and retarded as they are. I thought that in my old age I wouldn’t have to worry about be fried alive but I guess I was wrong. This is Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia. Oh, don’t worry Flounders ok he just let me do this one on my own.

I just read that Caroline Kennedy is considering running for senator in New York State in 2018. It seems a lot of people are excited for this, I’m not so sure yet. First I would like to know if the party machine is behind this or is she going to be independent. Second are the people that are excited about his excited because A she’s a woman, B she has the Kennedy name, or C they think she’ll do a good job. I think she’s a good person I’m not sure she’s ready for Washington politics. I’ve seen it ruin nice people and send them home and I’ve seen corrupt nice people. I hope people who vote for her don’t vote because she’s a Kennedy or a woman or a Democrat but rather because they see some hope for the future in her. She apparently has also expressed some possible interest in the Presidency. If this is true she probably wouldn’t run until 2024. Why not 2020 you ask because I think that if the Trumpster lasts that long it will be to nasty a campaign, one I don’t think she or anyone else with long term aspirations wants any part of. I still think that this Democrat Republican thing needs to be changed. I would love to see her run as a strong Independent I think she might have a better chance. Remember the Kennedy name has lost a lot of it magic in political circles the last few years and being a good ambassador to Japan doesn’t give you a huge advantage even if everybody says she did a great job. This is something we’ll have to keep an eye on to see how it plays out. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.