This week we had the 4th of July and the Trumpster’s big military parade. But it wasn’t a big news thing as far as I can tell. Russian TV laughed and people in this part of the world said what they’ve always said Gringos don’t know how to party. So money was diverted from the National Parks system to help pay for this and in the opinion of many it was just a waste of time and money. Most people that I know in America did what they do every get together with friends and family fired up the BBQ popped open a few long necks and watched the local fire works. They didn’t turn o the TV unless it was to watch either the Yanks or Mets. In other words the day was more special the any other 4th they honored America the way they always did. They saluted members of the Armed Forces honored family members that served and did a couple of shots of Tequila. So Trumpster thanks for wasting more of our money on stroking your ego. I really think that we should send him a bill. Anyway this is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

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The Kim Jung whatever meeting with the Trumpster has been described as either a brilliant piece of diplomacy or just for show. Either way the real winner was Kim. Now the Trumpster is talking about how he can accept North Korea as legitimate world nuclear power. This kind of stuff is why the Russians, Chinese and the North Koreans want to keep the Trumpster as President. He divides the world keeps them from being able to have a unified front as they have had in the past. Those three countries are masters of manipulation and have been for years. The problem is the Trumpster thinks he the only one who is right and that his approach is the right one. He believes he is a genius in all things and that thinking process will eventually bite him in the ass, we can only hope it doesn’t get us as well. If you want to see what this country might look like with six more years of the Trumpster watch his big 4th of July celebration, which some how he will take from a celebration of our freedom to something thats all about him. If you love this country stay away fro DC this fourth don’t even watch it on TV watch the Boston pops or the New York Harbor celebrations instead or you could just go to your local towns. This is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

WAKE UP AMERICA

June 30, 2019

Well we made it through another week and thing aren’t any better. The Trumpster walked into North Korea and laughed about Russian meddling with the leader of Russia. The Trumpster fails to remember that North Korea invented psychological warfare back in the early fifties and Russia was there too. Some have said he’s trying to get a Nobel peace prize. Well they gave one to the President of Colombia and the country is just as violent and corrupt as before so it really doesn’t mean shit. What the Trumpster admires about these dictators is the way people will sit or stand in there presence and how the will always cheer and they face no descent in the media. Well they aren’t cheering them because they respect them. They know if they don’t go to the rally or parade or if they say something against these leaders their neighbors will turn them in an d they will either be sent to reeducation camps or simply never be seen again. The Trumpster wants to take the 4th of July, a day of celebration of our independence from tyranny by making it all about him instead. He can do this because most Americans will be watching ball games or be at the beach and don’t really care about anything else. This apathy is what could get the Trumpster reelected and then the Racists and so called Christians will feel they have the right to tell us how to think, where we can live, what we should think and America will be celebrating Trumpster day instead of Independence day. This is a disheartened Flounder and his equally disheartened pal Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

OH SHIT THE END IS NEAR

June 24, 2019

I had some trouble coming up with a post today that would not make you think that I’m nuttier than I am. I watched this show on the discovery channel down here and was pretty shook up afterwards. It was about all these different end of the human race scenarios. The real scary part is some have begun already and the rest except for the possible destruction by aliens are all very probable. In other words there is not a lot of hope for the human race to last more than a hundred years. Now when you all stop laughing lets take a look shall we. First up is one of my all time favorites there are too many dam people on the planet and theres no way as the rate of growing population continues for us to be able to feed everyone. Several movies come to light like Solient green and others that depict populations committing government ordered suicide. Not a pleasant picture but one that ill happen if we don’t control population growth. I listed that one first because it sort of dictates all the others like Peak Oil production and our use of oil for just about everything besides fuel for cars. I could write pages on this but I suggest you look it up for your selves. War is one that everybody talks about but not near the top of the list. But a by product of a nuclear explosion or accident is something called an EMP (Electric Magnetic Pulse) which would destroy anything from the smallest toy to the largest electrical source and send the world back to the dark ages. Another is Artificial intelligence which you’ve all heard me talk about before. When you create a artificial brain based on pure logic sooner rather than later as it gains the ability to think and reason it will decide that human are the greatest danger to the continued existence the Planet. Now this is not some crazy dream of mine as Steven Hawkins believed this and before he died called AI the greatest threat to mankind. Well most of you will laugh all this off some will build bunkers which by the way will only prolong the inevitable and I for one will not be around to see it not that I want to. All these are possible and the really scary thing probable. So at this point we will just say this is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia and GOOD LUCK.

Ok sorry about no post last week I just couldn’t get in the mood to sit down and do it. So today is Fathers Day so let me the first to wish all you dads a great day. I think most dads that are into it go play golf with their buddies or BBQ and watch golf. Fathers are for most of us our first hero’s and some time our only ones. Lets take a look at hero’s shall we. We not only don’t have many these days but rather we’re flooded with anti hero’s from TV to comic books and video games we see them rise in popularity. But what about real life is there a hero out there now. Is there a Lincoln, a Kennedy or Martin Luther king or even a Malcom X. I for one don’t see anyone certainly not a politician. Some would say perhaps Bernie Sanders but they’re limiting it to just America. Remember Gandhi, Churchill they were hero’s. We’ve many great men come forward and try to lead us to peace and prosperity but in todays world I don’t see any man or woman out there that could unite us. The women who are running for president of the US and those that are I power else where have no united agenda. No great plan for the world just there little part of it. I think that at every protest march or gathering they should play David Bowie’s Hero’s because that’s what the world needs now. This is Flounder Saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia

SCUMBAG

June 1, 2019

You know I can actually understand why some people support the Trumpster as president. I mean racism and nationalism have been around since the signing od the Declaration of Independence. But what I can’t understand is there support for him as a Christian Human Being, lets face it he is scummy human at best. The man has no morals or empathy for others. He acts as if the only person on the planet that matters is him. Now I really wish he wasn’t around so there would be some topics to write about but he is and here we are. I see a lot of stuff written about him being this great President but I see nothing about him having any redeeming factors as a Human Being. He lies like it is a normal thing. He cheats on his wife like its expected. He’ll turn a friend the minute they disagree with him. He holds a grudge forever. He doesn’t even respect those that stand in the rain to hear him speak. As you know I live outside the United States and have access to people from all over the world as well as news sources and I can’t find anyone who respects him. If you look at Venezuela you’ll see they don’t really want his help in getting rid of Maduro. They know he’s only after the oil and doesn’t give a shit about the people. You want something worse? Well the anniversary of D Day is coming up and I can almost guarantee that fat orange haired one will try and make the day all about him. Well I ‘m getting bored writing about his ass hole so i’ll just say this is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.

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.

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.