Another week a couple of shootings and a political scandal . Lets start with the scandal first. We have Gaetz accused of sexual misconduct with a hooker. Now we know nothing is really going to happen to this guy because as we know bullshit walks and money talks, that and the republicans are chicken shit. He will get a wrist slap and will remain one of the crazy conspiracy nuts in congress. Now you know how a fat prick like Trump could get elected. I assume everybody by now realizes that we live in a gun culture and that until we change the way we view guns innocent people are going to continue to be shoot down in our streets. I don’t want to get started again on this topic in infuriates me to the point of screaming at Antonia. I do think tht before we get rid of all the guns we should get rid of the politicians first.

Finally this week we have the state of Georgia losing the major league baseball All-Star Game. Personally, I could care less about the game than I do about the reason they moved it out of the state. It was done to protest the new voting law in the state and that was good. But, now the PGA has said it won’t move its tournament out of the stater. That was to be expected. Golf, after all, is an elitist white man’s game. There are no more than a couple of Black players in the tournament. But wait you say what about Tiger Woods wasn’t he the best? Well yes, some would say that but, he considers himself more Asian than Black. It going to be up to those people I dislike (Politicians) to change the law or repeal it. Well, this has been FATS and ANTONIA once again saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.

WHAT A FRIGGIN WEEK

March 28, 2021

Jesus what a week. A mass shooting and voter suppression. we’ll star with the mass shooting in Colorado first. Tow weeks ago an appeal judge threw out the ban on large capacity magazines. Now ten people are dead and still we can’t get a good gun control law in place. AR15’s the weapon of choice is not a recreation gun its standard magazine as I remember was 20 rounds it is supposed to come with a 5 round one now. So let me tell you if you need 10,15, or more rounds to go hunting you shouldn’t be allowed a license for hunting or a permit to buy any kind of gun. I love shooting, but now I don’t own any guns. Where I live they’re too many people and no gun ranges. I had shotguns where we were only allowed to have 3 shells in the weapon. I had rifles all of which were single shot. I was on a YMCA rifle team and won all my matches. It was said I never missed anything I aimed at. I was an expert with pistols as well. But as the got bigger and my time got less I did any hunting I did with a camera. I have had guns pointed at me on a couple of occasions. Once while hunting I was shoot at by an idiot who turned around and shot behind him. That was when I stopped hunting to many people and too any assholes. I think you should be able to own a weapon but not one that was built for war. And if a town allows the sale of guns they should have supervised ranges and strict control on the transport of weapons.

Now for the other thing voter suppression. This is like the segregation days or as the refer to it Jim Crow days. So far the black community a has responded with restraint , I don’t expect that to last and I’m not talking about peaceful marches but rather the rise of groups like the Black Panthers and other militant groups that are not so restrained in there actions. It was a democratic Governor in Arkansas that sent National guard and State Police to Little rock to stop blacks from entering a white school. So when it comes to racism it’s not just a Republican thing it is a white thing Right now it looks like the Republican are taking the lead in that category. President Biden needs to act on these voting restriction laws now before its way too late . This has been FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

AND HE IS TILL AT IT

March 21, 2021

Well, Trump’s legacy just keeps on screwin things up. His mishandling of the pandemic and his blaming of China have resulted in attacks on Asian Americans. He blamed China for the virus, and yes came from there, but it was his lack of action that was responsible for where we are today. His followers took what he said and applied rumor and misinformation that came from him in a blatant attempt to deflect blame for the crisis away from Trump. Had Trump acted instead of doing nothing thousand of people would still be alive and we would have it under control, but no he decided science was wrong and he was right. We may never know what he was thinking when he said some of the things he did. All I know is he thrives in a world of deceit and by creating chaos he can get away with whatever he wants. Watching him is like watching a magic show. Hey, look over here while I’m really over here. He has developed a cult of personality where the truth has no place and only what he says does. I don’t know how you put millions of people into a deprogramming program but that’s what it is going to take. This has been FATS and ANTONIA CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

Boy is it really 2021? it feels like the early sixties with all the racism out there. I wasn’t naive enough to think that it was gone, but I didn’t think it was this bad. Just goes to show you I ain’t as smart as I think. What surprises me is that they’re using Trumps claims of fraud in the election process to deprive people , mostly those of color from their basic right to vote. I guess they don’t remember what happens when you really piss of the people. This time it won’t be so peaceful because we’ve proven that approach doesn’t work. This time we might see conflict in the military as well. I know that if you say no write in voting and I can’t vote just because I chose to live in my wife’s country, I will be really pissed. The way this country is going we could see the NAZI party getting on many ballots. I have always been amazed at how short our memories are and how cowardly a good portion of this country is. There are those that refuse to believe facts like the holocaust really happened. I am of the age where I have met survivors as well as veterans that freed Jews from the camps. today’s generation of non believers believe that Trump didn’t lose the election and that there’s a cult of pedophiles in our government led by Hillary and other Democrats. I think Hillary is capable of many things but running a pedophile ring is not one of them. We now have people in government that believe outrageous theories. There are white supremacists in the house and senate, are they new, no they just feel empowered now by Trump. The threat to democracy is now stronger than ever and if we don’t do something we won’t have to worry about making America great again but rather can we survive the attacks from within. This has been FATS and Antonia CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

We’re going to see if I can stay away from politics today. Those of you that are in my age area (I’m 75) always hear things are better today than they were back then. Well, that’s true if your talking about medicine or most technology, but some things don’t seem to be better. I can think of one and that’s music. I’m not talking about style, you know rock vs. rap or anything like that. I’m talking about how recorded sound sounds when you play it. Remember first we had wax records, then we had vinyl, then came real to real, 8 tracks, cassettes, and CDs. Now it seems we’re going back to vinyl. All these changes were supposed to make listening at home more like being there. We had mono, stereo, quadraphonic and so on all trying to recreate that live feeling in your home. Well, I’ve always believed that you not only needed good tech but you needed a little imagination as well for that to happen. The best sound I ever had was with an AR turntable a cartridge that had no name because at the time it was experimental and extremely expensive. My amp was a pioneer sx727 tuner with Hitachi and Bose speakers. We could buy records that were true stereo, not like what they call stereo now. You got part of the music from the left and part from the right. Today you really don’t get that separation in a recording. They told us the best quality was CD, yet there were a few of us and some in the industry that disagreed, and by looking at what’s happening now we were right. I no longer have my gear from back then but I still have my Bose speakers. I even have a set for my computer. It would be way too expensive for me to try and recreate my old system because I live in Colombia and their idea of home music is a giant Boom Box turned all the way up. I show my age when I listen to Classical Music with my headphones on so I can get the real Stereo feeling. Well, we did it no politics. Join me and Antonia Monday nights at 7 pm on YouTube where we’ll be live. This is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

It's come to this: Trump vs. American democracy

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It would seem that Trump his harder to get rid of then the virus. Today he will be speaking to a bunch of conservatives but who are really Trumpets. He got elected by saying “ Make America Great Again” , but he never said how he was going to do that. What he did do was make America seem weak and foolish. It will always amaze me how gullible we humans are. You’ve got people believing Trump that election was stolen, even thought there is no evidence to prove it, and other who believe that the democrats are secretly running a pedophile ring out of a pizza place in DC. These are not all not cases on the street corner some are members of our Government, people who are supposed tO be intelligent folks. It proves to me that money and education don’t make you smart. I was hoping after Trump maybe the Government would be able to function more normally and actually get some things done. That lack of accomplishments is what got the asshole elected in the first place that and outright racism. It seems that the Republican side can’t get over the fact that a Black man got elected President. Now Trump isn’t the only one still hangin around Mitch the Bitch is still there and depending on the day of the week he either wants to kiss Trumps ass or shoot him in the ass. Don’t the have some sort of mental standards for politicians or is just a holding place of the mentally challenged. I’m not rooting for Biden I’m rooting for this country. This has been FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

RON DESANTIS IS AN ASSHOLE

February 21, 2021

Welcome to our blog, for those of you that don’t know Flounder was my 19 ½ year old tuxedo cat who passed away a little over a year ago. My writing partner now is a 8 year old Labradoodle named Antonia. We write about politics and other stuff that we think might interest our readers. I also post video comments to YouTube and recently started doing live videos every Monday at 7 pm, just go to YouTube and type Jeffrey Bruff or Antonia and Fats. You might want to subscribe to my channel just so yo have it. In today’s blog I’m writing about the scum governor of Florida Ron DeSantis, who is ordering flags be flown at half mast to honor the scumbag Rush Limbaugh. Now had this man done some humanitarian deed or was some kind of hero I would have no objection. But this fat piece of shit did nothing but spread lies and hatred. This doesn’t say much for the governor or the State of Florida. Florida has long been a racist state. They resent Cubans blacks and all non whites. The state has an older population and a white tourist following. It was also a Republican stronghold long before Trump. It seems that good old Ron is chickenshit to do anything that might upset his leader The Donald. It would appear that I won’t be going to Disney World anytime soon and that’s OK it’s way overpriced. Well don’t forget to check me out on YouTube or be back here next week. This is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

NOTHING REALLY CHANGES

February 14, 2021

Well impeachment part 2 is over. Did anyone actually believe he would be convicted, I don’t think so. So what was the purpose of this show other than waste more of our tax dollars. You know I’ve discussed our two party system many times here and the biggest problem is people don’t think they just vote Democrat or Republican, therefore the result of this impeachment was obvious. I told you I have good friends that are members of both parties, but nether one can tell me why other that to say well my parents are. I do have those that will say that they believe that their party best represents their beliefs. The problem is the can’t explain their beliefs. I try to be an genuine independent, but when I opposed Trump I was accused of being a die hard Democrat. I wasn’t I just knew Trump for what he was a ego maniac. As long as we have only two choices we must pick one or not pick either. That seems like the system is rigged doesn’t it. The easiest way to reduce the effect of the two party system is first to have term limits on all public offices. This would stop officials from spending most of their time running or making deals to hold onto their jobs. If the politicians didn’t have to worry about reelection Trump would now be sitting in jail. Because of how things are now we are in a fight to save Democracy and remember this the Democrats are not all sugar and spice. This FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

Well, it’s finally here Super Bowl Sunday. Kansas city chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mahomes vs Brady, old vs new. Everybody is getting ready to watch and hopefully, everyone will be careful, we know that won’t happen but we can hope. Who do I think will win? Well, I really don’t care, but Brady did support Trump so I might lean to the Chiefs a little. But this is a game played by a group of athletes that are being paid exorbitant amounts of money to play a game while there are people that could eat for years on what they’re going to make just for this game. Doesn’t sound really fair, does it? We will jump up and down for equality in pay but we’ll still pay ridiculous prices for a ticket to sit in the stands that if it wasn’t for the big replay screens we would never be able to see what just happened. Why is that do you think? I don’t have a clue but as I recently said I’ve reached an age were paying a lot to just say I was there is beyond being stupid. We have millions of people starving, out of work, and with no health insurance, yet we will sit in front of a TV or go to a bar and root for one of these overpaid men to win and make even more money. These guys will make 118,000 for winning and 59,000 for losing. that’s in addition to their regular pay. Both of those are more money than I made the last year I worked and I owned the business. It’s part of the inequality that is cause problems in this country but, it seems to that one that nobody is excited about, just like you never hear anybody say Native American Lives Matter. Look I’m going to watch the game just like I have everyone to date so I guess I’m just as bad as everyone else. This is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

Well were in week two of the Biden presidency and the republicans are giving in to the Trumpster. This is one of the reasons I don’t like the two party system it causes division. It the same old thing the republicans vote republican no matter what and the Dem’s do the same. If there are no compromises or co party ideas then nothing gets done. In this system, the only way is to have a majority so that you can dictate policy. This is just what we tried to stop the Trumpster from doing, the Senate is basically 50-50 with a democratic Vice President having the deciding vote. This means or at least people believe this gives control of the Senate to the Dem’s. But shouldn’t they try to work together to make this thing we call Democracy work? There are people there that still think that the election was stolen and that is the least ridiculous conspiracy that they believe. I think it’s time to call the Trumpster out and say let’s see the proof if you have it. We don’t just want you to stand up there and tell s about the fraud we want to see proof. If you can’t do that then shut the fuck up and go away. Admit you lost fair and square. He lost the popular vote but he not bitching about that this time he says the Electoral vote was fixed. I think they, along with some others that are saying this along with preaching Qanon conspiracy theories get a check-up from the neck up. I mean if his daughter asked for it she might even be able to get a court-ordered guardianship for him. It’s getting dangerously past the time when all this should have been put away. I just want to wake up on a Sunday and talk about sports or music instead of this fat ass hole and his family. This is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.