DOUBLE BUBBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE

September 15, 2019

Boy a lot of shit happened this week, I ‘ll try and cover everything. First up the question was raised on CNN is Venezuela going to be come another Cuban missile crisis for the US. Well if you look at this the Cubans have been trading doctors for oil, they trained the Army and you have a paranoid leader in Maduro, who believes invasion by the US or Colombia is eminent and you have the conditions for a crisis. Now you have the opposition leader being photographed with known Colombian drug dealers so WTF are we going to do. The answer is in the mind of the greedy Trumpster so anything is possible. In the US you had another debate by the Democratic candidates for President, that just proved what I’ve believed all along. That they don’t have a clear leader and are too fractured to win in 2020 this could, of course change at any minute. I believe, like many others that another 4 years of the present asshole would be disastrous for the country and the world. One of the candidates not considered a leader but trying suggested removing all assault weapons from private ownership. Well as nice an idea as that is it’s more likely to cause violence than prevent it. If you remember from my last post there are 300 million or so unregistered guns out there and this a guess in reality there are probably much more and I don’t see these people being the type to o[en their doors and say sure you want my guns here help your self. There is also the matter of Medicare for everyone. Another great idea but comes with a cost of at least one trillion dollars. Now I don’t happen to have that much spare change laying around so this is just another example of what the Democrats are saying thoughts without substance. If you are like me in your 70s and your memory is still working you will remember that health care has been an issue for a long time and the only one who was ever able to make any changes at all was Obama. The Health industry is very powerful and they don’t want any changes that would mean there people would have to start living the city and drive compacts instead of Caddy’s. Now lets move on to the next crisis. The Saudis had half there oil production destroyed by drones Saturday morning which bring up the question how the hell did this happen. I was under the impression that they had this great air defense system so WTF. You know of course that no matter what the damage oil prices are going to go up just as production shifts from gasoline to heating oil. Well if you at this week you’ll see that once again it looks like the little guy is going to take the brunt of these shit storms once again. I’ m done the game are going to start and being a Giants fan I ‘m about to become even more depressed. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

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WILL ANYTHING WORK??

September 9, 2019

Ok Ok I know but yesterday was first football Sunday of the year so cut me some slack. I thought we’d discuss every bodies favorite topic Guns. Now we know the candidates are talking about assault rifle buy backs and back ground checks. I don’t think much of that will change much and here’s why. There are 393,347,000 guns in the US of these only 1,073,743 are registered. That leaves 392,273,257 pretty much unaccounted for. That’s ore than one gun for every person in the US. Now do you thik we can get control of all of them without violence? If you do I have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn just for you. I have no idea what to do about gun crime except to make it a Death Penalty, no appeal crime to use a gun for illegal purposes. Now we all know that won’t happen just like the peaceful surrender of all assault rifles ain’t going to happen. I understand the outrage I’ve personally witnessed a person shot dead in the street. He was shot by a police officer that was riding in my car. I had to testify as to what I had seen before a grand jury, but that’s another story for another day. Seeing someone shot in combat or on the streets is no picnic so yes I understand the outrage, but outrage after the fact does nothing for the victims. We’ve always been a culture of guns and war whether we want to admit it or not. I like you and others say something needs to be done but speaking, for myself, haven’t got a clue what should be done. I do know this doing nothing will only make the situation worse. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

After this week I need to ask the question WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON. We have another mass shooting, Colombia and Venezuela are yelling at each other,North Korea is back at it. The moron in charge thinks he can make a deal with the Taliban. China seems to be saying bring it on. The signs are there for a recession but the Trumpster has his rose colored classes on. Oh and the Amazon forest (a major source of the air we breath) is burning up at record rates, and our president goes around telling people he’s the chosen one. Just think I gave up drinking and drugs and now this happens. Hey don’t look for any cool insights with this one I got no answers. Well maybe one opinion. Why can’t humans survive without a war or trying to commit suicide. I have no answers although I wish I did. Not for me but for the kids born in the last few years. It would be nice to say look we’ve left you a great future don’t fuck it up, instead we have to say sorry we fucked up but good luck. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin,Colombia.

THE ROBOTS ARE COMING

August 25, 2019

Welcome to Flounders Great Adventure. No Trumpster today we talk Robots. This week CNN had an article about how robots are coming for your job. I ‘m sure most people just laughed it off, I didn’t. I have written several posts about robots and artificial intelligence and how I agreed with Stephen Hawkins when he said he felt it was the greatest threat to mankind. People don’t remember how the computer and automation changed the world of manufacturing. The main reason manufacturing will never come back to what it was isn’t jobs going overseas, it’s the fact that automation has replaced the humans who did the job. If I ran a factory making cars and I had 3000 people working at a minimum of say 25 dollars an hour and it cost me another 10 an hour for health insurance. Now that works out to be about 280 dollars a day or 1960 dollars a month or 101920 dollars a year. Now I may be a little conservative on that figure and you have to figure about 6 weeks with no productivity from those people. Now I go out and get a group of robots running on artificial intelligence at say an initial cost of a million dollars. Now I only need in the beginning 100 people and eventually I will need no humans. What happens to those 3000 workers. Pays their rent or feeds them. Well you say we’ll retrain them and get them new jobs. Well that sounds great but where’s the incentive to do this when every job can be done by robot or machine. Wait you say we’ll never let that happen. Well naive one it has already begun. This is a case where progress may not be in the best interests of the human race. Now most of you will say this is just science fiction. Well science fiction writers have been predicting future events well before I was born. America is not a Democratic society it is a Capitalistic society driven by the profits of greedy men. If we were to look back at other civilizations when they reached a similar point in their history you will see they more or less self destructed. Look around and you can see the signs of our own self destruction and the leaders that don’t give a shit. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO, and that we hope that we’re wrong, from Medellin, Colombia.

IN MY OPINION

August 18, 2019

Hi gang looks like I’m on time this week. You know I always try to come up with something positive to say and it ain’t easy, but here’s something positive to start the post off with. Tomorrow will come and it will be Monday. Now then I was looking at the Trumpster’s agenda and this is what I came up with. He doesn’t support womens rights ( although he claims too ), he doesn’t support the rights of Gay, Lesbian, or Trans Gender people ( although he says he does ). He doesn’t support minority voting rights (although he says he does). He is a racist ( although according to him he’s the least racist person in America ). He does all this while destroying the public image of the Presidency and destroying the trust of all our allies in the world. He would recognize the truth if he ever let himself hear it. He has his own version of whats wrong in the world and if you should happen to have another he will tell you your wrong then try to destroy your character with lies. He wants to be President for life because then he cold suspend free speech and he wouldn’t have to worry about people disagreeing with by telling him he’s wrong. I’ve heard he hates to read which must be a family trate since no one in his family has ever picked up a history book and studied the Middle East. Had they read about the Middle East or the Korean war they would know Arabs have been fighting each other since before Christ was born and North Korea perfected the art of deception in negotiations. Look we’ve had Rhodes Scholars as presidents and it really doesn’t mean that much but this is the first one that claims to be a genius that might not be able to pass a 10th grade reading test. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

OK I’m a day late again but contrary to what you all think I do have a life add to that the fact that everything is so depressing lately it impossible to find something humorous to write about. I mean look we have a Narcissistic, paranoid asshole as president and it would appear it what the majority wants. it’s not just the Republicans that are screwed up look at all the Democrats that were involved with that sex trafficker Epstein. No the political world is as fucked up as it can get and I’ve told you many time in these pages how I don’t trust any of them. Getting back to the asshole in charge I don’t see the Democrats putting forth a real challenger to him in 2020. I mean Biden is just another old white guy. That doesn’t mean their candidate has to be of Color or Female it means he or she has to have Balls to take on the republican shit heads. The next President of the United States has to be able to pull together all the different races, religions, and political beliefs so that this country can untangle the bullshit the Trumpster is throwing around. The next one will have to rebuild trust in the world and probably the economy as well. I don’t envy the next Leader of the Free World. The job is going to suck the big one. This is Flounder and Fats with Antonia looking on saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

WHAT A FRIGGIN WEEK

August 9, 2019

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Hey I’m sorry this post is so late. As you know we have a new member of the family in Antonia and she’s very needy. Add to that my wife has been away for a week and My pal Flounder keeps having his food stolen by Antonia who is on a much needed diet. I get about 3 to 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night. Ruby comes home tonight and she gets to sleep with Antonia.
OK now back to work. His was a horrible week for America not only with the attacks on innocent people but the loss of respect in the world. People are saying all kinds of stuff as to whats responsible for this tragedy but it all comes back to guns and the fact that there are to many and too easy to get. It isn’t TV,or video games, or mental illness although all of these probably contribute in some way or the other. Then you add a president that has conception of what he says and how it actually effects others. His only concern is votes and causing chaos. I believe he’d love the violence to escalate to the point that people would accept a declaration of martial law. Martial law would allow him to cancel the election in 2020 and permit him to stay in power which is really all he care about. He knows that once he leaves public office law enforcement along with every politician hes pissed off will be coming at him and he won’t be able to say executive privilege. I don’t know if we’ll ever solve the gun crisis in the US and the sad thing we have less guns and more violence down here. Maybe theres no answer until we destroy everything we have. People use everything from crime to the climate as an excuse to have guns. But as I’ve said in the past unless your a trained sniper shooting from a great distance you’ll probably just run and hide at the first shot in your direction. Well try to have a good weekend and I”ll try to get the next post in on time. This is Flounder and fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

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First let me say welcome to my new girlfriend Antonia. As you can see from the photo she’s gorgeous. Now on with todays post. Down here the stores are getting ready to put out the Christmas decorations as well as Halloween. This really depresses me. Halloween and Christmas are kids holidays, although they do a fairly good job for the kids Christmas is just a drunk. The stores, other than ones like Home center, biggest displays are booze and lots of it. I can understand News Years eve but Christmas eve all night parties that run into Christmas day just make me sick. Well this year I’ll not only have Fats but Antonia to hang out with. Now everybody says it’s because I don’t speak Spanish and I don’t drink any more but there’s more to it. First back in the US I really didn’t like parting with relatives mainly because they could all out drink me. And I really don’t have a lot in common with them and not drinking does make it worse trying to hold a conversation. Now that Fats doesn’t drink anymore it’s not fun to watch you young relatives see how much booze that can swallow and still get on their motorcycles. He doesn’t like watching it because he cars about these people. Now getting back to the store situation I am really surprised they star so early. Even in the US stores like Costco are already putting out the artificial trees lights etc. Now when Black Friday comes around they’ll say sale for the day aren’t the same. Well of course not if you start the season in August. I see a move to move Halloween to the last Saturday in October. Believe me when I say this is strictly to boast retail sales of booze and candy it has nothing to do with giving the kids a chance to go trick or treating. If I wanted it to be for the kids I’d just make it a holiday. Well that’s enough bitching and moaning for now this is Flounder and Fats with girlfriend Antonia saying CIAO from Medellin ,Colombia.

ALIENS THEY ARE REAL

July 21, 2019

Sorry this is coming out so late today we were out looking at a dog for possible adoption. Well most of you who been following this blog know that I believe in aliens. I also believe that it ignorant and arrogant to think that they only come to America. The earliest evidence of possible Alien visits comes from the earliest of times. Symbols drawn on cave walls that some interpret as aliens. Some go so far as to believe that it was there technology that was used to build the Pyramids and other so called wonders of the ancient world. I don’t think Aliens would ever to try talk to the likes of the Trumpster or any of the other world leaders. I think they would study the uneducated because if you want to see how far the Human Race as progressed you would look to see how far the dumbest of us has progressed. it’s easy to check the scientific advances by simply observing from a distance but is you really want know look at the least educated the one living in jungles or homeless. I’m not talking about veterans but rather those that are born into complete poverty. How they handle that determines how far we’ve come. Not the space launches or the cures for disease. This might sound dumb to you but give it some thought. I believe that if we are perceived as threat, like in the movie “When the Earth Stood Still”, Aliens will respond and it won’t be to help. We have world leaders that believe that bombs and rockets can prevent the end of the world. They have no respect for mother nature so do you think that a race of people who can travel millions of light years would tolerate us going out and visiting their planets. I don’t think so. If we’re lucking when we start to get close to being able to travel that far they will warn us. My fear is that we’ll be to arrogant to listen. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

TIME TO SPEAK UP

July 14, 2019

Well the Trumpster has finally pulled the Vail of pretense from around him when he said to American Congress women of color they should go home. I believe he’s crossed so many lines now that not even the staunches of elected Republicans can now say they support this man, but we all know they will. There should be at least 10’000 protesters posted outside every building associated with the Trumpster and yes that includes the White House and the Homes of all his minions in the Senate and Congress. It’s time for people to stop ignoring this man. He is becoming more disillusion and dangerous every day. He will to a point where it will become impossible to get back from. There are a lot of people like me that write a lot of stuff but don’t do much else and I personally don’t have any excuse for that. All I can do is put forth my opinions and hope somebody reads this and does something. At the moment I’m not proposing violence but I do want peaceful public demonstrations directed not at a specific cause but the removal of this man and those that helping but his agenda in place. It has worked before in this country it has to work now or something really horrible is going to happen. This is Flounder and fats saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.