MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

May 26, 2019

Well look at this it’s Memorial day weekend the traditional start of the summer season. It’s also time for us to take a moment and remember all those who have fought and died for us so we could celebrate the summer. I guess I’m lucky and that all my relatives hat fought in wars either never saw combat or if they did they came home physically unharmed. Notice I said physically unharmed. Many came home shattered on the inside and couldn’t find the help they needed. I find it shocking that we can send men to fight our battles while we watch it in the movies or on TV, yet when they return we have no trouble turning our backs on them. The worst is how we treated those who came back from the Viet Nam war. People actually spit on them called them baby killers all because the felt it was a unjust war. I don’t see any war being just the men and women who fight them seldom understand the reasons they do as their government says. I think people who criticize those who fight our battles are cowards. Now your next question is what did you do. Well I knew we were fighting a war we couldn’t win and at the time had no idea why we were fighting it. I felt that I had two choices go to Canada or join the military because I really didn’t want to get my ass shot off for nothing. I was about to be drafted when I got the opportunity to join the National Guard, so I did. It was for 6 years and I went to Newark during the riots instead of Danang. I have the deepest respect for those that went and fought just like the ones that went to Irag looking for weapons of mass destruction that did not exist. If you look at who fights the war you’ll see its not the rich they get to pay doctors to keep them out of the war ( like our President ). When I was in the National Guard my unit came close to being federalized and sent somewhere. We have a president who never suffered any adversity and never served calling a hero a coward. This is not expectable but there is little I can do about it. He stands up and says we won’t be pushed around but he hides in the White house only leaving to pat himself on the back or play golf. I hope the 500000 remaining living survivors of WW II get the rightful honors to day and maybe they can feel appreciated and not forgotten for at least one day. The same goes for all the surviving veterans of all our conflicts. So America take a minute this weekend between beers and burgers say thanks to them and if you can visit a hospital and shake their hand I know the would be grateful. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

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Well we lost an American icon this week. Tartar Sauce AKA Grumpy Cat passed away on Friday. Grumpy Cat was seven years old and that’s young me I’m going to be 19 this month. Grumps suffered from a form of dwarfism and a couple of other things that gave her the adorable expression. Yup you heard it right Grumpy was a girl. She was more popular then most athletes, actors, or politicians. She had 1.5 million followers on Twitter, 2.4 million on Instagram, and 8.5 million on Facebook, not to shabby for a cat. She had her own books out there including a bestseller called Grumpy Cat a Grumpy Book. She has lots of licensed products and endorsements she was estimated to worth 100 million at the time of her death. She will be dearly missed by all especially me. She kept a smile on millions of faces without making political jokes. Not to many of us cats get to be that famous in real life. I mean there are lots of famous cartoon cats Garfield,Crazy cat,Tom of Tom and Jerry fame, and Sylvester just to name a few oh did I forget to mention me Flounder. Well I old and it’s time for my nap, just so you know I gave Fats the day off he’ll be back soon. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

HISTORY IS REPEATING

May 12, 2019

Well first let me say HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO YOU ALL hope everyone has a great day and if you Mom is not there ,like mine take a few minutes to remember all she has done for you.
Now along the lines of remembering this week I have seen articles saying how this musicians songs are still relevant today. Well History is always relevant. You all remember the saying those that don’t remember history and learn from are bound to repeat it or something to that effect. Take a look at the world today. doesn’t the Mid East resemble the days of the Crusades. The cold war seems to be returning. Africa is acting like the days surrounding colonization. Europe and the US are acting almost as they did in the time leading up to the world wars, and yet knowing what will happen we all just continue down this path. In the US we are focused on a bad President. A look at the rest of the world should give even more alarm as to whats going on. I’m not a expert on world politics but I do love history. When I was young I would read history books or look up events in the encyclopedia (yes I’m old). Today young people don’t care so much about history nor do they believe most of it. Ask some young person in college a question relating to history and its effect on the present and you would be astonished at some of the answers you get. I am very afraid from what I’m seeing right now that were going to repeat all the bad stuff. Well I guess the was depressing enough for today. This Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

Well you see the word impeachment thrown around a lot lately and it’s not a great idea. Forget what you get if you do (Pense) and think about what really happens after. First the Republicans will block it in the senate, second if it does get passed you think he’s just going to walk out. I don’t think there is absolute proof of a crime that would make the result of impeachment removal. He may like Bill Clinton be censured but that would be that. Most if any criminal proceedings will have to wait till he’s out of office. And just for the sake of argument lets say there are no really impeachable offenses he comes out clean. Do you have any idea how powerful he would be and if you think hes a miserable bastard now wait till that happens. No I still don’t think impeachment is the way to go. I think the Democrats need to pick a candidate and then make sure they win control of the senate that way if the Trumpster is reelected he will have to to reign himself in or he will be impeached. Now thats what I see right now but is you want to look ahead what this country really needs is a hero. A Martin Luther King a man that can bring everybody together without making it political. A man of his caliber is out there somewhere I just don’t know if he’s willing to risk it all to save the country when the country won’t help itself. Just to be clear I see no one on the political horizon that fits that bill. Most are convinced they know what we want even though they don’t really listen when we tell them. So short of a revolution a hero it is. If on the outside chance this hero is reading this let me say if you have the balls to stand up there are those who will stand with you they’re just afraid to be first. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.