Slowly winding down into a holiday mode, folks, and the blogging has tapered off this afternoon. As a result, just a few things for your evening Sift...
A- Val Prieto visits the White House and tells us all about it at babalu.
It's hard to put into words what it feels like to walk into the White House. It really is a surreal experience where you feel like you are walking into history itself. I had a lump in my throat from the moment I passed through the metal detectors and began making my way through the White House corridors - the very same corridors where Presidents have strolled, where dignitaries and world leaders have travelled, where great men and not so great men have paced, facing the challenges of leadership.
Henry Gomez, however, breaks the introspective mood when he flippantly claims in another post that Obama's promise to remove the travel and remittance restrictions with Cuba just ain't that big a deal.
So what's new about Obama's approach? Now that he claims to be for the embargo, the only difference between him and McCain on Cuba is that he would remove the travel and remittance restrictions with regards to Cuban-Americans. Is that a huge difference?
Considering all the space, time, and words that blog has devoted to the subject over the years, I think everyone has to stifle a chuckle with the obvious bombastic phoniness of that statement.
B- A pool is hoisted up to the roof of the Mayfair Hotel and Coconut Grove Grapevine captures it all.
C- Ten things to be happy about if you're a Marlins fan, according to the South Florida Fan Blog.
D- All Purpose Dark is impressed by the Bond St. Lounge on Miami Beach...
But if you are in the mood to splurge on some of the best raw fish in town, grab a stool in this subterranean lounge. It may be the Townhouse hotel but its appeal extends way beyond tourists. Seasoned Miami locals return again and to Bond St. and it's clear why.
E- Computer Colonics drives and films [egads!] her 1st passage over the new Jewfish Creek Bridge that opened last night.