Hey, it looks like we got a horse race with the Post of the Month voting. I'm thinking that a couple of the nominees have called in support but that's cool and totally within the spirit of the thing. If you haven't yet voted, please do!
On to the Evening Sift...
A- I share Habla Mierda's view on the new found access Cubans have to hotels, cell phones and rental cars.
B- Justice Building Blog borrows a hilarious post describing the differences between school in 1958 and now. A sample...
Scenario : Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1958 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2008 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.
C- I could be wrong but it sounds like Some Cranky Guy's wife slipped some E in his OJ this morning.
D- Mayor Manny declares Earth Hour a success and points us to an American Way Magazine article in which prominent Miamians share their secret spots around town. Someone show Manny how to link.
E- [redacted] describes Miami's danger from a newbie's standpoint.
Miami is a different kind of dangerous. It’s not just hazardous at times. Instead, it carries an air of danger at all times, as though the city itself has a general disregard (even a distaste) for safety. Just the other day, while watching a woman make an illegal 3-point turn in the middle of a busy intersection with a cop waiting patiently right behind her, Brooke commented, “I want to get a gun. Just so I can see what you have to do to get in trouble here.”
Give him 6 months and I think he'll finally realize there are no traffic laws in South Florida.
F- Put your money where your mouth is and support Joe, via Miami-Dade Dems.
G- The (covert) overt has some shots of some pretty impressive urban art murals in Wynwood.
H- Just what the world needs, more Burger King Whoppers, via MenuPages Blog: South Florida.
I- Homestead is Home shows us why some South Florida drivers are so bad.
J- Transit Miami writes a helluva letter to the Miami Herald.