I sermonize to begin.

There is global warming. Those of you who do not believe look around. The past few years have been replete with huge inexplicable storms of all sorts.

An example is the winter storm upon us at the moment. Non-believers will say if there is global warming, why the snow and cold?

Educate yourselves, my non believing friends. Global warming has to do with climate and not a certain type storm at a particular time. If you wish to learn more, google global warming. Do not be a Trump. You can read. A little education never hurt.

Even winter storms now have names. The storm affecting the eastern United States has been labeled Winter Storm Grayson. Rather formal sounding.

Grayson is being described as a bomb cyclone. A phrase new to me and probably you. Ominous sounding.

Grayson an epic cold snap. Before done, a record setting deep freeze will have been recorded. The worst from North Carolina north along the eastern seaboard. Winds 80 miles per hour. Waves 26 feet. Temperatures below zero. Snow where snow has not fallen in 50 years.

The worst to begin late today. Grayson will be with the U.S. till late sunday.

I find the following dramatic: Temperatures below freezing in 92 percent of the U.S. yesterday.

Zooed penguins will not remain outdoors. They are going inside to avoid the cold. Sharks are washing up dead on the beaches of Cape Cod. Caused by unusually cold waters.

Mentioning Key West, it was cold last night. Fifty four degrees. Fifty six degrees as I write this morning. The high today 62. Same tonight and tomorrow. Long pants, sweaters and jackets the rest of the week. Heat, also.

I am becoming a recluse. Never left the house yesterday again. Worked with Sloan for several hours. Then Syracuse/Wake Forest at 7. Better watched from my bed.

Syracuse lost 73-67. The team was not at Wake Forest to play 40 minutes. They played only half the time. The last 10 minutes of the first half and the first 10 minutes of the second half.

Syracuse’s famed zone defense could not stop Wake Forest. They scored from the key and corners at will. Syracuse did not control the boards. Something I could not understand. We have one of the tallest teams in the country.

The game came down to who made the shots in the last few minutes. Wake Forest did, Syracuse did not.

As Winter Storm Grayson is arriving, Irma’s impacts still with us.

Debris removal.

Turns out the State hired contractor to handle the US 1 debris not experienced. Supposed to have the job finished by January 16. The contractor will not make it.

The side roads a problem,also. Worse. Monroe County’s contractor is working on the problem. Slowly, but deliberately. He has no time limit.

The reason for the difficulty in the clean up is that neither the State nor County were prepared for how bad Irma was. Its impact not expected. Experience a good teacher. Everyone will be ready the next time.

Two days ago, I wrote about the movie of George Bernard Shaw’s play Caesar and Cleopatra. My dear friend Diana Millikan wrote me yesterday. Another Cleopatra movie on its way.The screen writer David Scarpa, director Denis Villeneuve. SONY Studio backing the project.

The movie will be a different Cleopatra. Done from Cleopatra’s point of view. The female point of view.

Scarpa says the movie will be “dirty, bloody, lots of people swearing and having sex and all that other stuff…..a lean, mean political thriller, full of assassinations.”

Steve Bannon and Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury. Wow! If only 20 percent true, wow!

The U.S. is like a ship at sea in troubled waters. Trump the captain. Trump remains in his cabin while the ship is in danger of being swamped.

Trump makes Captain Queeg of Caine Mutiny fame look like a hero.

Recall the gang that could not shoot straight. There is a country that cannot shot straight. At least on one occasion.

North Korea.

April 17, 2017. North Korea was testing an intermediate range missile. It was supposed to land in the seas past Japan. Instead, it fell on the North Korea city of Tokchon. A few miles from Pyongyang.

Details of deaths and damage withheld by the North Korean government.

It is claimed various media outlets world wide carried the news of the accidental bombing. I do not recall hearing of it.

Enjoy your day!




  1. Hahah. You’re a moron Lou.

    And I quote “The past few years have been replete with huge inexplicable storms of all sorts.”… ” “Global warming has to do with climate and not a certain type storm at a particular time.”

    So which one is it you idiot?

    The only global warming going on is the hot air shooting our of your ass.


    • ….and your qualifications for such a stupid deduction Patrick? Or are you just having a bad day again? What, did you get caught at Wegmans in the handicap spot again?

      • Scientific Qualifications like these guys?

        18 examples of the spectacularly wrong predictions made around 1970 when the “green holy day” (aka Earth Day) started:

        1. Harvard biologist George Wald estimated that “civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”

        2. “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation,” wrote Washington University biologist Barry Commoner in the Earth Day issue of the scholarly journal Environment.

        3. The day after the first Earth Day, the New York Times editorial page warned, “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.”

        4. “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” Paul Ehrlich confidently declared in the April 1970 issue of Mademoiselle. “The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”

        5. “Most of the people who are going to die in the greatest cataclysm in the history of man have already been born,” wrote Paul Ehrlich in a 1969 essay titled “Eco-Catastrophe! “By…[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.”

        6. Ehrlich sketched out his most alarmist scenario for the 1970 Earth Day issue of The Progressive, assuring readers that between 1980 and 1989, some 4 billion people, including 65 million Americans, would perish in the “Great Die-Off.”

        7. “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” declared Denis Hayes, the chief organizer for Earth Day, in the Spring 1970 issue of The Living Wilderness.

        8. Peter Gunter, a North Texas State University professor, wrote in 1970, “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions….By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.”

        9. In January 1970, Life reported, “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….”

        10. Ecologist Kenneth Watt told Time that, “At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.”

        11. Barry Commoner predicted that decaying organic pollutants would use up all of the oxygen in America’s rivers, causing freshwater fish to suffocate.

        12. Paul Ehrlich chimed in, predicting in 1970 that “air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.” Ehrlich sketched a scenario in which 200,000 Americans would die in 1973 during “smog disasters” in New York and Los Angeles.

        13. Paul Ehrlich warned in the May 1970 issue of Audubon that DDT and other chlorinated hydrocarbons “may have substantially reduced the life expectancy of people born since 1945.” Ehrlich warned that Americans born since 1946…now had a life expectancy of only 49 years, and he predicted that if current patterns continued this expectancy would reach 42 years by 1980, when it might level out. (Note: According to the most recent CDC report, life expectancy in the US is 78.8 years).

        14. Ecologist Kenneth Watt declared, “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate…that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, `I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’”

        15. Harrison Brown, a scientist at the National Academy of Sciences, published a chart in Scientific American that looked at metal reserves and estimated the humanity would totally run out of copper shortly after 2000. Lead, zinc, tin, gold, and silver would be gone before 1990.

        16. Sen. Gaylord Nelson wrote in Look that, “Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”

        17. In 1975, Paul Ehrlich predicted that “since more than nine-tenths of the original tropical rainforests will be removed in most areas within the next 30 years or so, it is expected that half of the organisms in these areas will vanish with it.”

        18. Kenneth Watt warned about a pending Ice Age in a speech. “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years,” he declared. “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”

        And what is a wegman?


        • Patrick – your evasive responsive to a perfectly good question about your qualifications to comment on climate change, by posting someone else’s list of dubious statements. Apparently as an attempt to mock, rather than to answer the question actually asked. Once again this demonstrates your inability to comprehend the issue at hand.

          But maybe the diversion (joke) you attempt is at your own peril and exposure. I looked to verify the very first item on your list (of 18), that a statement you list about biologist George Wald. I could not. Your “18 examples” appears to be a list circulating among some of the worst “Right Wing” and “Wing Nut” blogs, in the past couple of years and apparently based on an 2015 AEI, (a conservative think tank) article. But I noticed that not one of the several “blogs” reporting such a statement about what they say George Wald had said, bothered to substantiate or reference that, apart from a vague reference to ”around 1970.” No reference to if it was in a speech, some paper or published article, nothing. I knew Dr. Wald back in the 70’s, and I don’t remember him credited with any such statement or predictions about climate change, back then or since. He was sure outspoken on Viet Nam and other issues, but no so much on climate change that I ever knew of. So, I did a further search – and could find nothing, NOTHING on that subject attributed to him that would be contemporaneous, only the screeds from the Wing-Nuts published recently, these 50 years later. Now, Dr. Wald was a Nobel Prize winner and a very respected professor at Harvard and there are a significant number of biographies on him as well as any number of obituaries at his death in 1990, NONE referencing this so called prediction you list (from those screaming blogs). I even did a NYT (New York Times) article search and NOTHING about this “prediction” you want to use as a way on mocking those of us who are worried about climate change. Perhaps this is a false statement attributed to him for political reasons? Interestingly, I couldn’t find where even FOX news reported this, hard to think of them with any integrity.

          I haven’t bothered to try and verify any of the other 18 references. I figured if the very first one listed, the one you lead with, isn’t verifiable and probably a total falsehood, then why waste my time or listen to anything you say. You can’t even keep your name straight.

          Maybe you should stop repeating some of the crap you find in the garbage dump. It makes you look like an idiot.

          • Jackhole, I’m not Partick. He is right about you though, you do have some serious reading comprehension issues and are a dimwit.

          • Once agin, this shows how clueless you are. Your research skills are about as good as Lou P’s. It took all of seconds to find George Walds incompetent Earth Day speech/rant.

  2. It’s not “climate change”; it’s “weather”. Greenland used to be “green”. Humans have not be around long enough to catalog everything that happens on Earth.

    And today’s liberal leftist media sensationalizes everything. This “a bomb cyclone” doesn’t even qualify as a blizzard. My local radio station weather guy has his head on straight: “it’s a bad snowstorm, but NOT a blizzard”.

    Everyone has to calm down with all the doom and gloom. If anything is going to wipe us out it’s the Gooferment and its financial tricks.


    • actually it’s climate change that’s causing a problem with the weather, just like the real scientists have predicted.

      and why not wait a little before proclaiming it a bad snowstorm or a blizzard? Either way it’ll probably be a real “doom and gloom” for anyone who ends up dead as a result.

      But I agree, that a bigger issue might actually be a problem with THIS government’s financial tricks!

  3. As has been said several times, climate changes. Thats its job, it has too. And it has been since the big bang.

    Yep, Greenland was once green which allowed Eric to sail across and establish a settlement in North America in the 9th century.

    Northern America was once tropical.

    What caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

    What caused the great Ice Age.

    What caused the Little Ice Age.

    What caused the medieval warm period.

    When the Spaniards were raping and pillaging their way through the southwest in the 16th century they called the LA Basin the valley of smoke.

    Our Navy has listed the highest sea levels in Key West occurring during 1940-1945 and 1970-1975. And that is inches not feet. Survey marks on Keys bridges from 40years ago show the sea level to be constant.

    Core samples show our earths climate to be much milder/friendlier/cleaner now than in the past.

    What is causing the sun to have more solar flares and inconsistency since its reached its half-life.

    • Patrick – This is not a ‘forum’ – it is a comments area in Key West Lou’s personal blog. If you wish to talk off topic, I think we all would prefer you get your own blog.

    • No, Al Gore’s right… right there at his $9 million beach house in Malibu (paid for by selling Brooklyn Bridges) waiting for the sea levels to rise.

      • I may need some fact checking here. Gore either paid for his $9 million beach house by peddling Anthropomorphic Global Warming to the lemmings, or by selling his TV network to Big Oil. Can’t remember which one… But I hear the view of the Pacific is amazing!

        Either way, its cold outside.


        • I thought it was only 7 million he paid for the beach house, but, it doesn’t matter. Anyone that spends over $40,000/yr in utility bills for one just one of his 4 homes can buy any house he wants. He apparently doesn’t even care about the sea level rise he claimed would have destroyed that house a decade ago. Hmm, after some thought, thats probably how he bought the house at such a bargain price as the previous owner must have believed him. Thats shrewd.

  4. Patrick – I find it hilarious the ONLY Lou Hartman will talk to you. You don’t really seem to have many friends. Guess you have to invent them?

    ..and I’ve never seen anyone able to empty a bar so quickly as you. I’m referring to your “appearance” in KW this last Thanksgiving. Get ahold of yourself man, you looked terrible.

    • Patrick and his millions of friends voted for Donald Trump, OUR PRESIDENT! WE WON hahahaha. And we’ll do it again next time. Now go back to your cave, you need to feed your gimp… or are you the gimp who needs feeding?


  5. My gosh mickey, you are such a fool. I think you’re way over due for your 90 day re-evaluation.

    I have no idea what you’re referring to, and of course neither do you, since I wasn’t in Key West on Thanksgiving. But we had a great time when we were in Key West catching up with old friends while also making some new ones. You need not worry yourself about my friends, but, If you think I looked ‘terrible’ then you should have introduced yourself.

  6. michael on January 5, 2018 at 1:41 am said:
    ….ahhhh, but I did !
    end quote

    AH, well, it could be a couple of things.
    Your delusional
    You introduced yourself to the wrong person
    Maybe your a drag queen at Aqua and use your stage name
    Ah, I know, your the incompetent server at 2 Friends
    I think I’ll stick with the first

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