You know the hardest thing for a blogger like me is to come up with a topic that you guys are interested in. I’m not an expert in any field so that increases the difficulty and even though I say these are just my memories or thoughts a topic is hard to come by. I also get tired of writing political stuff because it seems to be negative and scary. You know I was a hippie and I like to think that I’ve managed to keep some of those values in my life. I mean other than those pertaining to drugs and free sex. One of those values was that his religion shouldn’t run our lives. When I say this I mean we should be able to make up our own minds about other people and just because your parents were this religion or that should have no bearing on us. My parents started me in Catholic school and back then the mass was in Latin and I didn’t get it. It became the Sunday magic show and when I watched kids go to confession in the afternoon and then go out that night and sin like crazy and go to communion on Sunday with nothing happening to them. That was pretty much it for me that and having a nun beat the shit out of me.

Now, I believe in a superior being and I know it’s not Donald Trump. I just don’t think that man interprets the various writings right. So to me, religion isn’t God talking to me it’s some asshole who thinks he knows what God was saying 30 or 40 thousand years ago. I think I’ve said enough for today so this is THE ANCIENT on and Antonia saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

HERE WE GO AGAIN

May 8, 2022

Man missing Sundays are becoming a thing hopefully I won’t be missing anymore for a while. Well, we have a war in Ukraine that will only result in innocent people starving and being tortured. We have democracy being threatened by politicians that might or might not be able to spell it. War is never a good thing especially when it would appear that when it ends nothing will have dramatically changed. People, who are a lot more informed than I am are trying to figure out what Putin’s purpose is in all this. I have no idea other than he’s trying to pull a Trump and create a distraction for something else.

As for the treats to Democracy, there you can see the purpose. They want to create a combination of an Orwellian society with Hand Maiden rules. Those are two fictional stories one being an old book the other being both a book and TV series. The Hand Made Tale shows what the Republicans would like to see happen to Human rights especially women’s rights. Orwell on the other hand shows a Trump-like desire for an Authoritarian form of Government. It is my belief that if things keep heading in these directions Civil disobedience and the real possibility of violence are real and on the horizon. I’ve got to stop here and get ready to go out but I’m going to try and go live Monday night at 8pm est. this is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

I’M BACK

April 24, 2022

Now for this week. I have told you I’m 76 years old and the point of this is not to make excuses for any mistakes I make but rather how much history I’ve seen. I’ve seen wars, race riots, and amazing accomplishments in all fields of endeavor, but it would seem all was for naught. The politicians of today are more interested in creating a world similar to Orwell’s 1984 than they are in preserving the Constitution so many have given their lives. They want to take away women’s rights and control who you vote for. I find the women’s rights thing to be ludicrous because if it wasn’t for women’s rights women like Marjorie Taylor Green and others would be barefoot and in the kitchen instead of standing on the Capital steps spouting their bullshit racist crap. We have been talking about the danger Trump poses to Democracy when it’s people like Governor DeSantis and Governor Abbot who are the real threat. If these two examples are left unchecked you won’t have a democracy for long. I’m going to try and do live videos on YouTube again and if it works out I’ll give you the regular day and time. This is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

I JUST HAD TO SAY THIS

April 10, 2022

Well in most parts of the world it’s Palm Sunday but don’t worry, I won’t be talking about religion. I’m about to repeat something I’ve been saying for years, Politicians suck. People believe that other people go into politics to help benefit their fellow man. Bullshit, they do it because they think they think they know what’s good for us. Not what we want or need, but what they think we would want if we were smart enough to know it. They also go into politics because they like the feeling of power. Congressmen and women and Senators never go around and pay for stuff. That is how they come out with so much money in the bank. Politicians are all about themselves most of the time. In today’s political world it would seem that the mentally disturbed are beginning to take over. It also seems that Democracy, you know that thing that millions of Americans have died for is no longer popular. You have an ex-President supporting a dictator and a congresswoman who wants to assassinate members of the opposing party. I never thought I’d say this but people you may have to actually fight for your rights. This is the ANCIENT ONE saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT?

April 3, 2022

Well, those of you that actually read this post know Antonia was sick last weekend. She is now fine after the rest of us all got sick as well this week. We thank you all for your concern and good wishes. Now onto today,s post. You see the title have you ever thought and now you think what’s he talking about. Well, I was thinking how do all those people invent or discover the stuff that they do. Well, let’s look at Nuclear Submarines. The writer Jules Verne wrote about a submarine powered by the sun called the Nautilus and low and behold someone built a nuclear-powered sub and it was named the Nautilus. There are a lot more instances where a writer would come up with an idea that seemed preposterous at the time but later became reality. Most of us have dreamed a dream that we thought was impossible and had it, come true. I believe that anything we can dream is possible no matter how far fetched it might seem. Now that can either be a great and wonderful thing or the scariest thing I might have ever said. I hope a lot of the stuff I daydream about or even write about never happens but that’s not the way it goes. You know the old saying to be careful what you wish for well the same goes for your dreams. I have to wonder what demented thoughts and dreams are coming from some of our politicians. This is the ANCIENT ONE and a healthy ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

SORRY ANTONIA WAS SCIK

March 28, 2022

Hi, I’m sorry there was no post yesterday but Antonia was sick so I took the day to take care of her. My friend apparently ate something that didn’t agree with her while we were out. She came down with a case of diarrhea, so I and my wife were up all night. She seems to only get his when it rains very hard. She would go to my wife and wake her first then my wife would yell for me to get up. This is strange as my wife pretty much ignores her most of the time. My mom’s dog Charlie would do the same thing ignore me and I would ignore him till he got sick then he would come to me for help. I wonder is this a normal thing or is this just something my animals do. Well, anyway Antonia kept us up having poop every two hours or so sometimes she didn’t make it to the door or out of the hallway. Which left us cleaning up after her. I felt really bad for her and wanted to take her to the doctor but Ruby went and got Pepto and it worked. Antonia is either 10 or 12 years old we’re not sure. I adopted her a couple of years ago and they said that she was around 6. When I took her for a check-up they said she was probably 8 or older. I don’t care she’s a sweetheart and although I bitch and moan about getting up in the middle of a rainy night, there is nothing I wouldn’t do for her. I’ll get back to more normal posts this weekend. This is THE ANCIENT ONE and a recovering ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

Why is it we can’t seem to have peace? Why is it somebody always wants to fight a war? Well, I don’t have an answer for that. I guess you could look at schoolyards for a little hint. You remember lunchtime outside or in the stairwell, don’t you? When that upperclassman would show up and want your lunch money and when you wouldn’t give it to him you had to sneak out of school at the end of the day. This happens to both boys and girls, it’s called bullying. In today’s world, it’s done on the computer as well as in person. It comes down to someone wanting what you have or just plain jealousy. In the real world, people seem to always want more than what they have. In the case of Mr. Putin, I think he is just scared. Scared that his people aren’t happy with what he’s doing so he starts a war to divert people’s attention away from him and their problems. Trump is an expert at deception he’s always making a lot of noise over here while he screws you over here. Putin is taking his unsettled youth population and giving them something other than him to think about. These people realize they can’t keep up the deception forever so trust me there is more on the way. I think Putin might have pushed too hard and didn’t expect Ukraine to become such a large thing. I don’t think he thought the world would jump up and say no as loud as they did. I worry he doesn’t know what to do next and what he does is critical to us having world war three. This isn’t about politics, food, or any other resource this is about my dick is bigger than yours. So long as people mostly men think this way lasting peace is just a dream. This is THE ANCIENT ONE and his pal ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

I don’t think world leaders understand what peace means and if we had real peace what we could accomplish. Just imagine not having to pay for huge armies and defense systems. What we could do with all t money. We could cure cancer and heart disease. There would be no hunger or poverty in the world. Instead, politicians get elected with promises of bigger guns as a deterrent to war. Somebody needs to tell them that no guns are a real deterrent to war. How did we reach a place where guns and the resulting wars will bring peace when in reality they just bring more guns and war. People like Trump think Putin will stop once he has Ukraine, if he stops it will just be to reload. He wants the Soviet Union to make a comeback. I would like to see the human race make a comeback. We don’t go after Putin as an individual but rather we do things that affect the regular guy. Way back in the day you could call out the leader of the other country for a duel and the two of you could settle things, nowadays you have to kill half the population first and he still won’t make a deal. It would be much simpler if we could just call him out. “Hey Val meet out back by the barn and we’ll settle this mano y mano.” Well, this old guy has got to go so this is the ANCIENT ONE and his girlfriend ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

Well, my banking problems pale in the face of what’s going on in the world today. That little snake Putin is trying to revive the Soviet Union’s Empire a little at a time. He thinks that with Trump being such a divisive force within the United States it will be easier for him to flex his muscles and secure the Ukraine. I think like all despots he has made a miscalculation on the cost to his country’s economy. He has the manpower to take control of the country but like when he invaded Afghanistan he won’t be able to maintain control and he will be spending money and lives trying to maintain his occupancy of the country. When I look around the world I see Communism rising in unlikely places. Like here in Colombia where the leading candidate for the presidency is the crooked ex mayor of Bogota. Who happens to be a card carrying leftist. I begin to understand why our founding fathers were so concerned about the ability of the masses to govern themselves. We have a tendency to do stupid things and they aren’t sure how to admit we were wrong and undo them. Getting back to how Putin views us I think that Trump and some other Republicans should be arrested for treasonous remarks in the support of our enemies. Do I think it will happen? No, it seems we are reluctant to per sou ex Presidents for criminal activity. Anyway, I’m at an age where all I can do is write about it and pray that someone younger than me can fix this mess we’re in. This is FATS and his gal pal ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?

February 27, 2022

Well, before we get to the title story let me tell you the argument with the bank continues. Now, for you new people or new person let me tell you about Flounder. Flounder was my cat he was what they call a Tuxedo cat because his coat resembled a tuxedo. He came with me to Colombia and we spent 191/2 years together he was a month short of 20 when he died. I miss him as do some of my readers. I didn’t change the name of the blog because that required me to really say goodbye. I have a new writing pal in my Labradoodle Antonia. We think she is between 8 and 10 years old, could be older. I got her about a year before Flounder died. They were good friends every once in a while Antonia will go looking for him.

OK, now back to the title of this post. War, what is it good for? I don’t think much will be accomplished by this one except the deaths of a lot of children and women. Putin felt this was a good time because he had spent the last 6 years or so watching as America showed its true divides. I think he knew we wouldn’t do much. Trump had split the country and weakened our standing in the world. He almost had to attack now, because we were starting to get some of that respect back. Putin will win this war but it won’t last. It will cost him his place in the world as well as billions of dollars to hold onto this victory. Putin wants the Russian Empire back. He might get some of it back but it won’t last. His country has become too corrupt over time to be able to sustain an Empire. Trump has supported Putin’s plan because he admires dictators. He admires them because he thinks his people admire them, they don’t. They fear their leaders and that’s why they don’t say No to them and that’s what Trump wants absolute power. I could go on about Trump but I’ll leave that for another post, after all, he has already proved himself to be a coward and a traitor. This is FATS and his friend ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.