Don't have much to say this Miserable Monday. Instead, here's your morning Sift for, what turned out to be, a very active Sunday night in the SoFla blogosphere.
A- Joe Biden introduces himself in a video over at Miami-Dade Dems.
B- Miami & Beyond discusses a Miami Herald article documenting the growing numbers of Hispanic Democrats in Florida and gives us his thoughts on Cuban-American voting patterns.
If you are Cuban and vote Republican because you truly believe they are the better choice for the US, more power to you. But if you vote Republican because you believe they have done more for Cuba, because of Kennedy's "treason" or Carter's "appeasement" or any other exile lore, then you are just exchanging your vote for hot air.
C- Tilefortlauderdale drops Hannah and Blackie at an ice cream shop on Las Olas.
D- You know you're old when you read this post by Blind Mind that describes his week and you wonder if you ever could have survived it.
E- Blast Off! is in Denver for the convention and gives us his first report including an observation that most Floridians used to our moist climate seem to make when they visit out West.
The altitude doesn't seem to bother me much at all. The dryness, however, does.
F- Transit Miami has some thoughts on yesterday's accident on the MacArthur Causeway in which 11 bicyclists were struck by a taxi.
The Macarthur Causeway is a limited access highway. In almost all cases, bicyclists are prevented from riding only these types of roads because of the elevated level of danger they present. Yet, the Macarthur is actually designated with signage as a Bicycle Route. Here in Miami, it seems we promote bicycling on only the most dangerous street for bicyclists and leave the safest ones unmarked. What a terribly backward twist on an already poor situation.
G- Justice Building Blog believes that that building that currently houses the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office should be renamed the Janet Reno Building.
She remains the finest prosecutor any of us will ever encounter. She inspired a generation of prosecutors and lawyers by giving them simple and heartfelt instructions: "go where the facts and evidence take you and do what's right." As a lawyer, State Attorney and Attorney General of the United States she always did her "level best" to do the job right. We are speaking of course of Janet Reno, and there is not even a bus stop in this town named after her. It's time to change that.