Going to post this before I take a nice late evening walk. Lots of stuff written today so let's get right to your evening Sift...
A- I don't eat much BBQ, but when I do, Scrubby's hits the spot. Dente Press agrees.
B- PhinPhanatic continues the voting for "The Worst Moments in Dolphins History" contest that they're running and today they ask readers to choose between Marino resigning and 1985 AFC Championship game.
C- SFLTV has the news that Bryan Norcross is leaving CBS4 and going into business for himself.
D- Blast Off! link to and adds his comments to a Miami Herald article that has this quote...
But Democrats point to signs that the Hispanic community's political stripes are changing. A protest Saturday outside Obama's speech in Miami drew only about three dozen people, mostly older Cuban-Americans. The group attacked Obama for surrounding himself with two high-level advisors who helped send Cuban rafter Elián González back to his father in Cuba.
When the custody battle raged eight years ago, Cuban-Americans rose up in droves. "We understand the Elián González issue is something that passed, and that it was not Obama's fault," said Ramón Saúl Sánchez of the Miami-based Democracy Movement, who tussled with the federal agents who seized Elián from his relatives' home in Little Havana. "People are giving more weight to other issues, like lifting the travel ban."
E- Some guy was floating around Biscayne Bay this weekend on handmade barge with a couple lawn chairs on it and Coconut Grove Grapevine got his picture.
F- Ipanemic is live blogging his birthday.
Thirtyeight is such a better number than the current one. But it's ok. I'm preserving well. And I'm young at heart. And people still think I'm mildly cool. (Dementia set in a long time ago, as I'm still believing all of these foolish notions.)
In any event, in honor of today, I've decided to do something different and live blog the whole day!!!
G- Oprah is selling her Fisher Island condo and Miamism takes a peek.
H- The South Florida Fan Blog makes a good case against Shaq.
I think this latest episode illustrates at least two things: (1) That boyish quality that we loved about him while he was down here is the same thing that he uses to stab us in the back when he is out of here; and (2) Pat Riley was an enormously positive influence on him while he was down here - without Riley's sage words and discipline, Shaq is reverting to the lost child he was before he arrived in Miami. Pitiful.
I- Miami & Beyond has a priceless John McCain video.
J- Tilefortlauderdale leaves Rory at Panera Bread on Federal Highway, a place I've been many a time.