As much of the United States shivers in this extraordinarily frigid winter of 2013-2014 and the term "polar vortex" has suddenly entered everyday usage, there are two groups of people that are driving me crazy:
1) The people who live in Florida and are lording their 60-degree temperatures over the rest of us like they are living in some sort of paradise. Believe me, if there is paradise anywhere, it certainly isn't Florida: the most screwed-up political system anywhere, the worst drivers in the country, more than their share of crazy people and prison inmates, unbearable heat and humidity seven months out of the year, alligators and bugs, irritations ad infinitum.... (What I'm saying is, there are worse things than cold weather).
2) People who watch Fox News and therefore don't believe there is such a thing as "global warming" and are using the extremely wintery weather as "proof" that the theory is a hoax. "Climate change", resulting from the reality of overall global warming, creates extremes of all kinds. "I've never seen weather like this in my life," you may hear in winter or summer. Just wait. It will get worse.