It seems like it's taken forever for us to get here this week but, finally, it's the day before Friday. Enjoy your morning Sift and make sure you check out the Weekend Widget in the right sidebar.
A- Miamism shows us some interesting luxury Miami Beach properties that were recently sold.
B- South Florida Theatre Scene provides their usual weekly round up.
C- The Chowfather links to the latest Zagat Fast Food Champs and guess who gets Best Coffee?
D- Bark Bark Woof Woof mulls over yesterday's shooting and what can be done to stop the madness.
Certainly we can't monitor every website or shut down every nutball that rants about Jews and Negros controlling their life. But Mr. Von Brunn's beliefs were well-known and documented over decades; he first acted out against the Federal Reserve in 1981. And yet people stood by and basically let him carry on until he blew his cork. I'm not suggesting that he should have been stopped before he committed a crime and I sincerely doubt that even had someone tried to get him to climb down would have had any impact, but perhaps it might do well to remember that just standing by and letting this kind of madness percolate isn't an exercise in democracy or freedom of speech; it's enabling the madness.