I made the mistake of thinking today was Thursday not once, but twice today. I really think I want tomorrow to be Friday.
Another busy day for posting and I have it all covered for you here in your Evening Sift.
A- The South Beach Bum links to a blog post done by national political blog FiveThirtyEight.com that details how things went down at the McCain rally in Little Havana today and how, once again, certain elements of the Cuban-American community have embarrassed South Florida.
B- Are you as efficient at multi-tasking as the woman Coconut Grove Grapevine featured today?
C- AshAndBurn Has a couple good posts up today. The first one is a photograph of a cryptic message someone apparently put up outside the CVS at Collins and Lincoln on Miami Beach. The second is a copy of the flyer for the The Duece Book Launch Party.
“Bartender Melissa Burley’s 96 page retrospective features over 450 favorite photographs spanning 13 years and includes “Super Manny” and “The Night of the Flying Iguana.” This collection of Deucers’ Who’s Who reads like a high school year book in which everyone was most popular and a few people were class clowns” Limited Edition comes in sealed bag with Deuce - Sticker, Coaster, Matchbook and Temporary Tattoo - $40D- What $6 million gets you Key Biscayne, from Miamism.
E- Joe the Plumber is apparently a spokesperson for the Republican Party now, according to this post by Bark Bark Woof Woof.
F- You might not want to ride Tri-Rail if you're hungry, according to Transit Miami.
Starting today, Tri-Rail is now using biodiesel fuel in all their conventional trains. The Diesel Multiple Units (DMU’s) will continue to use regular diesel because of their warranty, but the rest of the trains will now be reducing their impact to the environment.G- Discourse said Charlie Crist did the Republican Party a favor by extending early voting hours.
I, for one, can’t wait until next week when I get to ride a train that smells like french fries.
The biggest thing on your mind is that the GOP vote is going to stay home. You’re worried they’re going to stay home because they never liked John McCain anyway. You’re worried they’re going to stay home because they think Sarah Palin is unfit to command. You’re worried they’re going to stay home because the polls suggest that the state and the nation are lost. And, to top it off, you’re worried they’re going to stay home because with all this baggage weighing the ticket down, a measurable fraction of the GOP vote is going to stay home because it doesn’t want to stand in line for three hours. (Anecdotal evidence suggests, that the average Obama voter is more energized about the ticket than the average GOP voter, so the long lines just make matters worse.)H- Incertus has a great Daily Show clip that you don't want to miss.
So of course Charlie Crist did what he had to do to shorten the poll lines. It was smart politics. And self-interested too.
I- Miami, bro did some punkin' carvin' last night.
I carved myself a boyfriend, a sad faced dude. I even carved the word boyfriend across his cheek, so he wouldn't forget who he is, and who he belongs to! I like to bark orders at him, and he doesn't talk back. It's kind of a perfect relationship.J- Blast Off! liveblogs Joe Biden's visit to Jupiter and gets a picture with Senator Bill Nelson.
K- Miami-Dade Dems has the link to the early voting wait times in Miami-Dade.