Some people do not know how to leave well enough alone. Key West’s annual Fantasy Fest an example.

The event normally is held this week. Not this year however. Several months ago because of the coronavirus crisis it was called off.

Not everyone happy with the call. Bars and hotels primarily. Money more important than the health of the community.

A rump group decided Key West would have a not for real Fantasy Fest. A faux Fantasy Fest. Bars and hotels behind it. Locals otherwise against.

Advertising for the event was as far north as Tampa. Last word earlier this week was that swingers groups would be coming down for the weekend.

So far I only have information re thursday night. I continue to be self quarantined. Everyone I called also or were not planning to attend at all.

What I have learned is the rain has kept many tourists away. Been raining big time for 2 weeks. Rained thursday and friday. Will rain today. This much rain not normal. Perhaps God’s way of telling the swingers to stay home.

Hotel occupancy was 80 percent thursday night. The word was many revelers would be checking out friday. The gluttonous hotels were raising rates for the weekend.

The crowd by day thursdy on Duval minimal. Thursday night better. Nothing anywhere near what it would be during an official Fantasy Fest.

A Black Lingerie Bike Ride was planned. All of 30 participated. Several hundred to a thousand in a similar parade in previous years.

One of the best barometers for Duval Street business is Mike Rossi, owner of the Red Garter. A gentleman’s club, a strip joint. Rossi said business was down one half or three quarters of what it should be.

Under normal circumstances, tonight would have been the parade. I doubt one was even planned. A mammoth undertaking.

In a few days, we will know what happened over the weekend.

Trump said during the recent debate that we had “rounded the corner” as far as coronavirus was concerned. If such is the case, why the present surge in many States.

Yesterday, a banner one. A record one day high in new coronavirus cases. Eighty three thousand.

Experts expect the number to increase.

The present surge is sufficiently bad that we are being told some hospitals will be in a crisis. They are ill equipped to care for the coming deluge.

I do not know what possesses Trump. He seems to have a need to do harm to people. He is a pain giver. Generally in retaliation for some act by the person or group being punished. He forgets that revenge is God’s alone.

The most recent group to feel his cruelty are federal civil service employees. Trump signed an Executive Order which will cause tens of thousands to lose their civil service protections.

Amazing how merely with the stroke of a pen he can give vent to his vindictiveness.

The Executive Order immediately removes civil service protections from federal employees. Henceforth, they can be treated as political employees. Discharged at will. Job security gone. Rights to due process gone. In some instances, even union representation prohibited.

There are 2.1 million federal civil service employees. The exact number affected not known yet. However, it is predicted to be huge.

Understand what is involved. If a President wants something done which the civil servant believes is not correct, the civil servant can be fired. Without a reason actually being given. What will be required to retain one’s position is a political loyalty test. A Jim Comey sort of thing.

Syracuse, my Syracuse!

A Casey at the bat day ahead. However, nothing expected of Syracuse.

Syracuse at noon plays the mighty Clemson. Clemson is #1 in the country. Undefeated at 5-0. Syracuse obviously not ranked with a 1-4 record.

The one game Syracuse won this year was against Georgia Tech. Syracuse beat Georgia tech 37-20. If you will recall, I said it was an excellent game. One of he best I had seen Syracuse play in years.

Clemson played Georgia Tech last week. Georgia Tech still bleeding. The score Clemson 73, Georgia Tech 7.

Oh, the pain! The Syracuse players will survive, but never forget.

I played on a basketball team one year that did not do well. I was captain. As we got the hell knocked out of us each week, we were told it built character. Screw the character! We wanted the victory!

Enjoy your day!



  1. Many are elated with the removal of the civil service protections. There is nothing people like better than seeing someone else get a screwing.

  2. From This blog Nov. 20th 2018 “We may be on the brink of war with North Korea. Reason enough to be concerned. Two nuts with their fingers on the button.”

    Well the truth is:

    Trump Three Middle East peace agreements.
    No new Middle East wars.

    Nancy and Chuck: BIG ZERROWS.

    • Comrade Sandy is a pathetic and vulgar, racist pest ho has trolled Lou’s blog for years. He usually contradicts himself in a constant need to just provoke chaos.

      Sometime he just plain lies, like today when he says Lou posted about on 20 Nov 2018 about a war with Korea. Lou did no such thing on that date, in fact Lou did NOT even post a blog on that date.

      Sandy is notorious about being wrong about things he predicts (Roy Moore) and more when lying about anything that he wants to make sound wrong or bad.

      Sandy is NOT a good person, some people say he’s not actually a real person.

  3. I admit that I don’t visit this blog every day, so I probably miss a lot. But for some time now I have had two questions that I never saw an answer to.

    First, who is Patrick? I don’t see posts from him, but people refer to him sometimes.

    Second, why so many references to FOX News? I guess nobody here watches it, but everyone seems to know what is being reported there. Is there a summary of FOX talking points somewhere that you all use?

    I know this will be considered a troll post by some. But you don’t get answers if you don’t ask.

    • Patrick is a guy who used to post here on Lou’s blog using his own name, he stopped doing that and for the last couple of years or so has been posting using a lot of different names you would recognize if you currently read Lou’s blog reply section.

      His real name is Patrick Hogan and he is a State Trooper in upstate New York. Works a desk after having been caught with doing, shall we say, some “indiscretions.”
      I knew him in High School and he was a total prick back then, a real bully, pushing everybody around, thinking his sh*t didn’t stink, always a “know it all.”

      Thing is, he still posts here and pretends it is isn’t him. But those who knew him back then, still know him now, his writing hasn’t changed, still belligerent and very pushy. He always had comprehension issues and has a tendency to post while drunk, making things doubly
      bad. Sound familiar?

      Patrick was the guy who used to write nasty death references about Lou on the blog too, although he didn’t use his real name for that. Never could understand why, especially since he always claimed to be Lou’s friend and someone he’d meet up with when he came to Key West. I always felt that Lou was embarrased by that, as he never mentioned him, awkward silence, if you know what I mean.

      Oh, and Patrick was easy to provoke into a rage of self indignation, usually followed by some serious self pity. Sound familiar?

      You’ll have to have someone else explain the FOX News ‘talking points’ thing, I never watch that station. But I’m sure a Google search would have that. Generally ‘talking points’ is defined as a series of specific topics that any particular group agrees to ‘talk-up’ with a certain predetermined language, over and over, with the intent of everybody sounding the same story.

      • Oh wow! I was the anon that posted the question, but I had no idea about the details. For awhile I just thought that he was one of the “regulars” who disappeared for some reason. And, yes, now that you describe his posting style, I do see similarities in more recent posts here.. Thanks for taking the time to answer.

  4. I wish some one out there can explain to me, the dumb Russian blot, why the TV commentators and Democrats keep asking Trump to renounce the KKK. Trump is not a member the party which started the KKK in 1866. Trump is a Republican not a Democrat which is the party which started the KKK.

  5. “Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” Trump said.

    President Donald Trump mentioned the movement by name on Aug. 14 during a speech from the White House in response to the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

  6. Sandy is a phony and a jerk. He has, by FAR, been the most racist poster on this blog in the past few years just posting while using his “Sandy” name, let alone using all those other names we know he uses. Trying now to pretend otherwise is a signature ploy of denial he always does. Don’t believe it!

    A lot of lot of people believe he’s nothing but a Russian disinformation hacker, for which there is significant evidence. True or not, there is ample evidence that he is disturbed and a phony, liar. Don’t be fooled.

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