SMALL HANDS AND A LOT OF ENVY

February 16, 2020

Well the Trumpster was at it again this week yelling and screaming mainly about how unfair life is. I would tell him to grow a pair but that’s not likely. We know he has committed most if not all of the seven deadly sins, but its envy that seems to drive him the most. He can’t understand how a black man or a woman be more liked then he is. He is envious of dictators because they’re people don’t talk back. He says it the respect they command. Well my definition of respect and his differ widely. They don’t talk back or slouch in their chairs because they are afraid of being executed. It would seem that Republicans are suffering the same kind of fear, not that they will lose their lives but their positions in life. You may or may not of seen a Senator on his home grounds, they are treated with respect that they haven’t earned in most cases. They get Golf club memberships to exclusive White clubs, they get the tables at restaurants, they get tickets to any event they want to even if it’s sold out months in advance. These things are called perks if they weren’t elected officials they would be standing in line like the rest of us. They have great medical insurance paid for by voters, they’re driven everywhere, they go on “fact finding trips” at our expense they come in poor and wealthy. I would not call one of them honest but they love the Trumpster or at least he thinks they do. he’s envious of Maduro sitting on all that oil. He can’t understand why everybody just doesn’t believe what he says. He can’t understand science so he’s against it and envious be the one that do believe and understand it are admired by most of the world. Envy will be his ruin we can only ope he doesn’t take the rest of us with him. This is Fats minus Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia

WHAT A WEEK

February 9, 2020

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Holy shit what a week. The Trumpster gets acquitted and then goes and tells more lies in the State of the Union speech. Then he fire our ambassador to the EU because he did the unforgivable of telling the truth at his impeachment hearing. He also fired a Purple Heart wining Lt Col. for doing the same thing and had him escorted by capital police from the building. That was his warning if you tell the truth you’ll become unemployed. I don’t know how they feel but for me taking a chance to get rid of this pig by telling the truth is worth it. I don’t know how you can work for a man who makes you lie to keep your job and then he still might fire you. it’s not like years past where your political buddies would help you get a job as a college President which is basically a no show job. No now your nothing but a traitor to the party and the President. Good luck finding a job. This isn’t the first time a Republican President has held a grudge, Tricky Dick had his enemies list which I’m proud to say I made on a local level. I ‘m sure somewhere my name appears on a list but I think most of my friends will be there too so at least I’ll have company. i’m going to try and get back to doing videos on YOU Tube I ‘ll keep everyone informed in the mean time this is Fats and Flounders friendly ghost saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia

I NEED AN ASPIRIN AND A NAP

February 5, 2020

Well they had a caucus in Iowa on Monday night and it was a fiasco , then Tuesday they had the State of the Union speech. Talk about a week starting off buried in Bullshit. I know this is Wednesday and not Sunday but I felt compelled to say something. The caucus revealed to me that as of this moment I can’t cote for anybody . Now I have my anti Trumpster friends who will scream at me that anyone is better than the Trumpster. While this might be true I ‘ve had my fill of voting for the lesser of two evils. I also think as of right now Jesus Christ couldn’t beat the Trumpster, now thing will probably change some what in the coming months but I ‘m not holding my breath. Now as for the State of the Union Address I never watch those things because I have a low tolerance for bullshit. But in seeing snippets and reading the condensed version this morning I see that I really didn’t miss much. It appears as if the Trumpster and Pelosi decided to pull a couple of childhood stunts and that was that. Today the Trumpster will be acquitted of crimes he did commit but he should (but he won’t) remember acquittal is not exoneration. Look I have a headache from reading all the bullshit and since I don’t drink anymore I’m going to curl up on the be with Antonia (She’s our Labradoodle) and take a nap. This is Fats Along with a ghost and a friend saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

Well the impeachment trial is coming to an end no surprises the Trumpster will be acquitted. He will then become even more unhinged then he already is. All this prove is that this country most change. The two party system doesn’t work anymore. Look at Bernie Sanders, he claims he is an Independent but in order for him to run for President he had to become a Democrat and more or less adopt a lot of their philosophy. Not only that but look at this possible scenario the Trumpster vs Bloomberg, there’s more money between the two them than anybody I know would make in a life time. That mean two rich ass holes running for office that are so far away from my way of life as to never be able to under stand it. This of course will only be possible if the Trumpster decides to allow elections. He could according to the thinking of Alan Dershowitz suspend elections if he thought it was in the countries interest for him to remain in power. I hear all the snickering and guffaws going on as people say never happen. Well in the last 3+ years we’ve seen a lot happen that we didn’t think would or could happen so pull up you socks people and get ready for the impossible. You have a President that openly admires totalitarian leaders and wants to be respected as he thinks they are. He doesn’t realize, or he does and just doesn’t care, that these people rule with fear not respect as we know it. I’m 74 and I never thought I see America destroy itself. I believed we had a form of Government with it’s checks and balances that somebody like the Trumpster would never be able to get elected or do what he has done to our country. He also effects the world with his polices, like Climate change denial. I have two kinds of friends out those that see the danger an tyr do do something about and others that simply say doesn’t affect me so I’ll do nothing. This is really shitty post for any Sunday but even more so on Super Bowl Sunday, so let me end by saying take the 49er’s and the point and the under. This is Fats and the ghost of Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia

STUPIDITY HAS DOOMED US

January 26, 2020

I’ve read a lot of remarks saying how stupid the democrats are for impeaching the President. I don’t agree I think they’re smart putting it on the record that the President is a crook. I do agree that its stupid to think that they’ll actually get a conviction. I mean this trial was fixed from day 1 thats why Pelosi wasn’t all that excited to open hearings now. I think she wanted to either wait till closer to the election or to after it. The result might have been the same but it might of helped the Democrats win. We all know he’s going to walk and when he dos he’s going to be even more insufferable, if thats at all possible. He will wreck havoc on the country and all those who supported impeachment. The stupid part come from the democrats that actually expect the trial to be fair and impartial. They have witnessed the Republicans being anything but partisan on any issue. I personally think the smart thing to do was to wait and then go after him for treason because you know he will do anything to get reelected. I think if he was to lose the election he would have to be dragged out of the white house (I’ve already volunteered to assist) kicking and screaming and would most likely suffer a breakdown. Now I know that’s all pretty much wishful thinking on my part. How can he be reelected you say. Well people are self centered and stupid. Instead of looking at the whole picture they’ll only look at his support of issues that support their self interests. If the can get abortion banned they’ll vote for him, so what if he does away with Medicare and Social Security and destroys health care. So what if you can’t get fresh water from the tap or breath the air without a mask, there won’t be anymore abortions. Thats what will get him elected thats what got him elected going to states and saying he’ll bring jobs back or he’ll open the coal mines again. He’ll let the oil companies go into protected land and drill. Manufactures will be able to dump their waste in our back yard. The really sad thing is it doesn’t have to happen but he’s not the stupid one the American people are. This is Fats and the ghost of Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

THE TRUTH WHAT’S THAT

January 19, 2020

How many of you know somebody you would call a pathological liar, besides the Trumpster I mean. Well because i’ve been around politics I have known a few. The real good liars remember the lie and don’t tell a different version of it. They are the ones everybody likes because they think they always tell the truth. The Trumpster on the other hand tells a lie to protect himself from the truth. I think he believes everything that come out of his mouth. The problem is he’s not the genius he claims to be and can’t remember what lie he told yesterday so he goes and makes up a new one. The only truth he knows is whatever he tells himself while looking in the mirror. But whats worse is that people believe everything he says even when it just doesn’t make sense. There are lots of psychological term s to both explain him and those that believe them. My favorite is not a medically approved term bu ti think they’re just BAT SHIT CRAZY. I want to know what these people are going to say when theres no health care or Social Security and the jobs they’re waiting for don’t come back. I ‘m 74 years old now and I ‘ve seen a lot one thing I’m very sure of that whatever goes up must come down. That means that the economy is reaching a peak and when it does it will have no where to go. If the Trumpster is there when it happens he will bankrupt every government agency and walk away richer and blame everybody else, because after all he’s a genius and could never be wrong. This is Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

THE TRUTH HAS DIED

January 12, 2020

Lets talk about fake news or as it used to be called misinformation, I guess it could also be called propaganda. It has been used since the beginning of the spoken an written word. The real masters of it are the Vietnamese and North Koreans. It was used to dishearten Americans during both wars. Today we have a President who had made an art form out of fake news back when he was doing business in real estate. Although illegal people use it today to manipulate the stock market. If you remember in High School they would do experiments to see how rumors would spread. You know you line up ten people tell the first one the rumor and then they would repeat ot he next and so on. By the time you got to the end the story had little resemblance to the original. Well the Trumpster will start out with a lie then tell a different version and deny ever saying any of it. The Americans that support him believe it all the politicians that support him agree with it, the two do so for different reasons. The average American because they want to and are either not that smart or too lazy to actually check out what is being said. The politicians do so out of fear of losing their jobs. When I was a senior in high school and worried about going to Viet Nam I would listen to the TV read the News papers (remember them) when I say read the papers I would read a local and then the New York times and one from the mid west. I would read a couple of news magazines like Time or News Week. Then I would read Rolling Stone. I did this so I could feel that what ever decision I made would be made informatively. In todays world people don’t have the papers or are willing to take the time so they pick a TV station or website and whatever appears there they are going to accept as truth. This means that instead of making a well informed decision they can be persuaded to believe FAKE NEWS. The Trumpster uses that term to label any information that is negative towards him. Well I hope somebody reads this and decides to think for the selves then maybe he’ll tell another person and son on and we can save this country. This is Fats ( really missing Flounder) saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

AW SHIT HERE WE GO AGAIN

January 5, 2020

Well I wasn’t expecting my first post of 2020 to be about the beginning of WWW III, but it sure looks like it. The asshole in charge, that would be the Trumpster went and killed an Iranian general. Now a lot of people think this is a good thing, I don’t. I believe it will have a unifying effect on the Arab world and if you think so what we’ll beat them all and then there will be peace and the Trumpster will be king. Bull shit! Have you ever looked at history. The crusaders couldn’t beat the Muslims and at the time the were the best modern army in the world. Well you say that was then and this is now. Since 1902 there have been 92 conflicts in the Mid East. Did you hear that 92 and no one has really won anything. These people all hated each other until we gave them someone else to hate. Now we’re creating Martyrs , we’ve done more to unite the Arab war then anyone in History. The Generals say we have the best Army more Nukes etc. etc. . Look back at the Russian invasion of Afghanistan they were defeated by people that at first threw rocks to being down Helicopters. The majority of Russian troops were Spetsnaz. They had been up to this time been considered the best trained troops in the world (Got their ass’s kicked). But you say, we beat the Iraqis. True but they didn’t want to fight for their leader anyway. When you go around and disrespect religion and the people that worship it and act like your the king of the world your in for a shock. Now we already dis stabilized the region when we killed Saddam, if we go and destroy Iran we will make things so much worse. The only hope right now is that someone can shut the Trumpster up and he either gets impeached or voted out and that a more moderate leader can be found and I don’t care if he’s Republican or Democrat just that he’s not a religious nut job. Well time for me to get off my soapbox and hope there will be a next time. This is FATS and the ghost of FLOUNDER and our friend ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.

December 29, 2019

It’s the end of the year and you know what that means. Its time for the annual post about stuff. This is possibly the least read of all my post because for one thing its stuff and the other its the holiday season. Ok her we go. At this time of year right after Christmas our going to open a closet and find out you got more stuff than you thought. There are several solutions to this problem. 1 Completely ignore the problem. 2 Order a dumpster, 3 Wait until the spring and have a garage sale. This problem arises because we want our kids to have what they want and because we want what the media say we should want in order to prove our success. Well fo me I get stuff because my family will hear me talking about something and they think great we’ll get it for his birthday or Christmas. Of course by that time I know longer want it and it goes in the closet because it was a gift and I don’t want to insult the give by throwing it out. Americans are referred to as a disposable society. I think that means that we buy thing on whims and then just discard them. Well I think more people are like me they are given things people think they want or need and they end up in a closet. Our grandson was given presents some clothes, some games and some toy trucks. He will play with one toy until he loses interest and then it goes in the closet. Well you say they could always clean it up and give it to charity. Well kids have to be taught charity and it’s easier to just put it in the closet. So what happens next birthday or Christmas more stuff. Now women are just as bad because they’ll have dresses that are a year old and they will now be “out of style”. So they will remain in the closet. Men will want the latest Tech toy until the next one comes along then the old goes in a drawer or the closet. We listen to or watch ads on radio and TV telling us we need the next I phone or the 75 inch flat screen TV is so much better than the 65 inch no matter you have no room for it. We are addicted to having the newest and thats great for the economy because if we never went out and bought the next great thing manufacturing would come to a stop. But we waste stuff be not recycling it or maybe a slight upgrade. I’m a trained computer repair person and shortly after I finished my course the price’s of PCs dropped greatly making people believe it was easier and cheaper to just throw away (or put in the closet) the old one and buy the new, and you know what you end up with. More and more stuff. Well I have to go and move some stuff around to make room for new stuff so I’ll just say this is Fats and Antonia along with the ghost of Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

CHRISTMAS DAY

December 25, 2019


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A Short Christmas Story by Charles Dickens

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Master Peter, and the two ubiquitous young Cratchits went to fetch the goose, with which they soon returned in high procession.

Such a bustle ensued that you might have thought a goose the rarest of all birds; a feathered phenomenon, to which a black swan was a matter of course, and in truth it was something very like it in that house. Mrs. Cratchit made the gravy (ready beforehand in a little saucepan) hissing hot; Master Peter mashed the potatoes with incredible vigour; Miss Belinda sweetened up the apple-sauce; Martha dusted the hot plates; Bob took Tiny Tim beside him in a tiny corner at the table; the two young Cratchits set chairs for everybody, not forgetting themselves, and mounting guard upon their posts, crammed spoons into their mouths, lest they should shriek for goose before their turn came to be helped. At last the dishes were set on, and grace was said. It was succeeded by a breathless pause, as Mrs. Cratchit, looking slowly all along the carving-knife, prepared to plunge it in the breast; but when she did, and when the long expected gush of stuffing issued forth, one murmur of delight arose all round the board, and even Tiny Tim, excited by the two young Cratchits, beat on the table with the handle of his knife, and feebly cried Hurrah!

There never was such a goose. Bob said he didn’t believe there ever was such a goose cooked. Its tenderness and flavour, size and cheapness, were the themes of universal admiration. Eked out by the apple-sauce and mashed potatoes, it was a sufficient dinner for the whole family; indeed, as Mrs. Cratchit said with great delight (surveying one small atom of a bone upon the dish), they hadn’t ate it all at last! Yet every one had had enough, and the youngest Cratchits in particular, were steeped in sage and onion to the eyebrows! But now, the plates being changed by Miss Belinda, Mrs. Cratchit left the room alone, too nervous to bear witnesses, to take the pudding up and bring it in.

Suppose it should not be done enough! Suppose it should break in turning out. Suppose somebody should have got over the wall of the back-yard and stolen it, while they were merry with the goose, a supposition at which the two young Cratchits became livid! All sorts of horrors were supposed.

Hallo! A great deal of steam! The pudding was out of the copper. A smell like a washing-day! That was the cloth. A smell like an eating-house and a pastrycook’s next door to each other, with a laundress’s next door to that! That was the pudding! In half a minute Mrs. Cratchit entered, -flushed, but smiling proudly, with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top.

Oh, a wonderful pudding! Bob Cratchit said, and calmly too, that he regarded it as the greatest success achieved by Mrs. Cratchit since their marriage. Mrs. Cratchit said that now the weight was off her mind, she would confess she had had her doubts about the quantity of flour. Everybody had something to say about it, but nobody said or thought it was at all a small pudding for a large family. It would have been, flat heresy to do so. Any Cratchit would have blushed to hint at such a thing.

At last the dinner was all done, the cloth was cleared, the hearth swept, and the fire made up. The compound in the jug being tasted, and considered perfect, apples and oranges were put upon the table, and a shovel-full of chestnuts on the fire. Then all the Cratchit family drew round the hearth, in what Bob Cratchit called a circle, meaning half a one; and at Bob Cratchit’s elbow stood the family display of glasses. Two tumblers, and a custard-cup without a handle.

These held the hot stuff from the jug, however, as well as golden goblets would have done; and Bob served it out with beaming looks, while the chestnuts on the fire sputtered and cracked noisily. Then Bob proposed:

“A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. God bless us!”

Which all the family re-echoed.

“God bless us every one!” said Tiny Tim, the last of all.