There seems to be more political posts these days. Lots of people are writing them and it's only going to get more intense as we move towards the election. Here at SFDB, I'm making a conscious effort to try not to inundate the Sifts with them. Speaking of which, here's your evening Sift...
A- Obama is a
Oh, and by the way, Claudia also says Jeremiah Wright has "Caucasian blood" in him and babalu regular, readytoshoot, refers to Obama as an "Oreo cookie" in the comments.
Next up for the babalu boys and girls: whether doing away with separate drinking fountains for "coloreds" was really a step forward.
B- 26th Parallel declares that it's about time that Obama repudiated Jeremiah Wright's remarks. Although he doesn't say so, I can only imagine that 26th Parallel also believes that McCain's repudiation of Rev. John Hagee's remarks is long past due.
C- Blind Mind discusses a South Florida institution: roadside groceries...
I think some of the strangest things in Miami are the roadside grocers. You know, the people who walk thru traffic at heavy intersections and offer various fruits, veggies, seafood, and beverages to you while you sit in your car waiting for the light to turn green. This concept totally blows my mind. First off, how is this legal? It seems like any Joe with something to sell can walk thru traffic and try to hawk his wares without penalty. Are these people taxed? I doubt it. Are they operating with a permit? Negative. Yet they are allowed to meander thru traffic selling items to wary commuters.
D- MenuPages Blog: South Florida has the 411 on this weekend's International Olive Oil Fest.
E- The Art of Food is a new raw vegan restaurant in the Design District, according to Miami Vegan.
F- The (covert) overt is off to Key West and has an ambitious list of things to do and places to eat.
G- Blast Off! blasts Governor Crist for the state of Florida's economy.
H- Florida's abortion sonogram bill failed to pass today and Incertus has a few thoughts...
...because there's no other point to forcing women to pay extra for a ultrasound before they have an abortion other than to limit women's options. A pregnant woman doesn't need an ultrasound to know what she's doing when she terminates a pregnancy--she's intimately aware of what is going on inside her body, far more aware than any legislator in Tallahassee is.