Shhhh, it's Miserable Monday. Don't talk too loud. Just read your morning Sift...
A- Superbee has decided on a strategy to cope with South Florida's intense heat.
I'm going to stock up on light-colored clothing, and call it a day. I don't wear light colors, because I'm prone to being a messy disaster, and darks hide the crayon stains, the juice-pop stains, the grass stains, the chocolate stains, the chocolate milk stains, and the Cheetos stains. Also, I still have a lot of black clothing from the days when I could afford to be Jappy.B- Miami Dish has a bunch of photos from this weekend's Mango Festival at Fairchild.
But daytime black and blue and green will have to give way to white... and white... and white. I'll be a tan, bearded, sweaty vision in blinding white (and camouflage shorts) for half the year, because the white will keep me markedly cooler, and the camouflage shots hide swamp-ass.
I will venture out into the Sahara-like sunshine, and go about my business reflecting the sun's heat, and sweating confidently, instead of whimpering on my sofa in the fetal position, and pining for January.
Saturday, I spent the morning and early afternoon at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for the 17th Annual International Mango Festival. The heat was insidious and the crowds made me feel slightly misanthropic, but I enjoyed my day. Fortunately, several events took place indoors.C- Okeechobee Lake has reached a milestone early this year, according to The South Florida Watershed Journal. But does it really mean anything?
D- Justice Building Blog has what sounds like the making of a good investigative story going. Where are you Miami Herald?
E- Bark Bark Woof Woof takes a look at the latest Bill Kristol inanity but also points out how ridiculous it is for Republicans to be complaining about the Obama Administration.
Okay, quiz time: what recent president took a surplus and turned it into a monstrous deficit? What recent president had a heavier hand of government if you're counting warrantless wiretapping, outing covert CIA agents for political gain, and had an attorney general and his minions screening their applicants for political loyalty? And what recent presidential campaign gave us their idea of the "best and the brightest" with a vapid ignoramus who reveled in her lack of insight into foreign affairs and reading materials? Answer: it wasn't the Obama administration. (Oh, and when Sen. John Ensign, supposedly one of the rising stars of the Republican party, is calling up his mommy and daddy to bail him out of his adulterous affair, using the term "nanny state" takes on a whole new meaning.)F- Eye on Miami suggests an innovative idea on how to fill the new Marlins stadium.
How do you bring more people to the games? Give them something valuable for free. A novel idea: offer free houses to taxpayers who buy season tickets to the Marlins. Don't call them "foreclosures", call them tickets at a very good price. How might this work in the case of foreclosures and season tickets to professional baseball? Baseball teams are accustomed to giving away toy wooden bats, pennants and other tokens of fan appreciation on specially designated nights. This practice simply needs to be expanded to include foreclosed homes.