Man, is it the end of the weekend already? Nope. I have one more day off. Heh. Here's your thankful-that-I-have-one-more-day-to-my-vacation evening Sift...
A- Shorter babalu...
When the White House agrees with fanatical Cuban hardliners, it momentarily stuns us but we quickly recover and respond by saying something stupid anyway.
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B- The Burger Beast is running a poll to determine the worst fast food burger. Get over there and vote.
C- Check out what one developer is doing in Overtown to create a greenway along the FEC rail corridor at Transit Miami.
Full of energy and excitement for this neighborhood, the urban pioneer developer sees a bright future where others see parking lots, homeless people, and dilapidated buildings. So enthusiastic is [Brad] Knoefler that he has alread jumpstarted the project by re-landscaping a half-block pilot phase behind the 697 N. Miami buliding, which abuts the FEC rail line.D- Miami Bike Scene has an April Fool's Day Loose Cannons update.
E- Grove residents are nuts about their bike racks as this post from Coconut Grove Grapevine illustrates.
F- Bark Bark Woof Woof elects not to take the Limbaugh Challenge.
I don't need to take the challenge. I already did. For almost six years I worked in a company where Rush Limbaugh was on the radio in both the warehouse and the office every day..
I got used to the three hours of incessant narcissistic, privileged, patriarchal, homophobic, misogynistic, hypocritical and pompous arrogance. Yes, I will admit he can be very funny, the same way Andrew Dice Clay is funny, and yes, Rush Limbaugh does have a great deal of insight into what it's like to live in world of entitlement and barely-concealed contempt for people he thinks are less than him. Most of it, though, seemed to grow out of an undercurrent of envy for a world of stature and class that he could never achieve, even if he was the richest man in broadcasting. The one thing he couldn't have was the true sense of dignity and security that are natural to people who don't feel as if they have to prove themselves to anyone or impress the rest of the world with their greatness. In other words, all the bluster and bloviation and cruel humor he exuded was there to cover up for the fact that he's nothing more than an overpaid carnival barker, and he's scared to death that the world will find out.