Friday Eve here in the SoFla blogosphere. Here's your getting-ready-for-the-weekend evening Sift...
A- People who don't say, "Hi, Val!" and have Obama bumper stickers on their car are really rotten folks, says babalu. Jim Adkisson wasn't available for comment.
B- The name does not fit the doggy, from Matt's Photo Blog.
C- Eye on Miami likes Joe Garcia's chances.
[W]hat would make a Garcia victory significant, should it occur, would be the nature of the victory, with a campaign focused on domestic and pocket book issues. He is essentially seeking to use his own extensive background dealing with US-Cuban relations to neutralize the Cuba issues, and drag Diaz-Balart into a race fought on terrain where he hopes to have the upper hand – in the domestic and social issues where votes are leaning democrat.
D- Miami, bro is saving herself for Stephen Colbert.
E- Discourse's travel misfortunes continue...unbelievably.
The lady at the ticket counter was not wearing a name tag, just an Air France pin, so I cannot alas report her name, but she wasted little time in getting to the point: we didn’t have tickets. Or, rather, my 14 year old son had a ticket, but the other three e-tickets we were relying on to fly home with had been refunded. They were gone.
F- I shot the chef makes a wonderful-looking cake without a kitchen. Some gorgeous cake photography [as usual] here.
G- The Tropic of Mom household is considering a boat purchase.
Almost everyone here has a boat. If you don't have a boat, then you make friends with someone who does, so you can go out on the water. At the very least you have a Jetski or Waverunner. After all, you have a rep to protect. You live in Florida! What will your relatives/friends/college roommates think of you if you live in Florida and don't even have a boat? Don't they just hand you a boat the moment you get a Florida driver's license?
H- Reidblog has the latest dumbing down from the McCain campaign.
I'm almost sad for the right. They were turned into a neocon cult, worshipping the person of George W. Bush after 9/11, and then when that went sour, they've been forced to kiss the very old bottom of John McCain. Pitiful.
I- The Cuban Triangle discusses Chris Simmons appearance on a local Miami television station tonight and links to a Washington Times article written in October 2007, that says that Simmons works for the Defense Intelligence Agency. And he also has a private consulting business that uses information that he has privy to during his employment at DIA? Something isn't right here. Hopefully, he'll clear that mess up on the show.