December 30, 2013

Year-in-ReviewWell Jeff is headed for his minor eye surgery today and he’s not really sure if he’ll have nay vision restrictions on him for the next couple of days so we’re going to do some yearend stuff today just in case. Let’s see what happened well we had Obama care, Legalized Marijuana, the same for same sex marriages, some new gun control laws and 13 states are raising the minimum wage. There are hundreds of new laws all over the country most are just BS some are really good like the one we mentioned above. Staying in the political vain we lost some good and not so good statesmen in the last year like Hugo Chavez (Maybe not so good but see what they got now), Margaret Thatcher (Love her or hate her), Nelson Mandela (A man who changed a whole countries way of thinking), Ed Koch (Feisty New York Mayor whom some say was the best others the worst), and this gentleman who may not have been a politician but who invented a world changing device Mikhail Kalashnikov (he invented the AK 47 the most widely used rifle in the world favored by most Terrorists). All these people had profound effects on the world we live in today and maybe for the future as well. We lost a great many celebrities as well Paul Walker, Patti Page, Dale Robertson, Bonnie Franklin, James Gandolfini, Annette Funicello, Jonathan Winters, Pat Summerall, George Jones, Jean Stapleton, Dennis Farina and Lou Reed. I know there were many others these are the ones that mean something to us. There was the Boston Marathon Bombing, Peace talks in Colombia, the Edward Snowden story and a great many others that we just don’t have time for right now (Sorry). When we started researching this post we looked up deaths in 2013and were shocked by all the violence it was even more that we see in the news. Here’s a New Years wish that we really want to see come true STOP THE MADDENSS Before we destroy ourselves. Well we might be back tomorrow we might not so let wish everyone a very, very HAPPY NEW YEAR and may next year bring you everything you deserve this is Flounder butting another one in the books saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.


December 8, 2013

v Boy I’m sorry again because here comes another heavy post but today is 23rd anniversary of the assassination of John Lennon. I’m going to assume you all know who he was his song Imagine will always be associated with this tragedy. And people will always wonder as they have with others what would have been had he survived. Well he would seventy three now and I think he would still be an activist for peace. He would have cried at the death of Nelson Mandela, horrified by 911and probably leading the youth of this country in protests against our do nothing congress. But could he have really made changes I don’t know you humans are inheritably self destructive and greedy so the possibility of him being able to change the world, I don’t know. I think he could have changed some things on a small scale but not on the world stage because you know how you humans are you say great idea yeah let’s do it and then your wife or parent or boss tells you, you need do this if you want to survive and things get but aside. You might still say yeah that’s right but taking action will be a lot harder. I’m sorry I came out on a Sunday during Christmas with this kind of post put it was needed. John Lennon lived his life the way he told others to live there’s and very few people do that. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.


December 6, 2013

OBIT_NelsonMandela_1918_2013_131205_16x9_992I know I said we would keep the posts light but sometimes events take place the dictate otherwise. Such an event happened yesterday with the passing of a great man in Nelson Mandela. Jeff is lucky enough to have been able to watch how he changed a country. Very few people have the opportunity to be great and even fewer are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to do so, Nelson Mandela was one of the few. The world is honoring him today, as it should, but how many people know what he gave up to get freedom for his country and better yet how many are willing to be tortured separated from family and friends and the world for their country. Oh I can hear lots of people saying they would gladly do it and maybe some would. But when the whip comes out and the door calms shut on their cell, I’m not so sure many men would not break down. Nelson Mandela did not break he fought back until his people could be free and once he was free he continued that battle up to the end and not just for South Africa but for people all over the world. Even in death his struggle will continue as people look to his memory and see what determination can do. I may only be a cat writing a stupid blog but even I can get sad at the passing of greatness. This is a very sad Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.