Another week in the can. It was a fairly busy overnight in the SoFla blogosphere so take your time and enjoy your morning Sift...
A- The July Critical Mass ride is going to be a doozy, according to Miami Bike Scene.
B- Obalesque gets a nasty email and turns the blog over to his readers for the day.
Today, and maybe every Friday, I post: nothing. Just empty space, with the suggestion that YOU, Hugh (“yoo hoo!”) take over. Post whatever you like in the comments section like you own the place.C- Tropic of Mom takes some time in the car to reflect.
But I try to live in the present and savor the moment -- even the chaos -- because I know the boys will never be this little again, and because I know one day I will be in the car by myself again and feel lonely.D- Sweat Records has some good news for you Leonard Cohen fans.
E- Urban Environment League opines on the proposed changes to the Rickenbacker entrance.
It would be unwise to pursue boothless tolling on the Rickenbacker Causeway unless we can first slow traffic as it enters the Causeway. Yes, an oxymoron, wait then hurry up.F- Bark Bark Woof Woof takes a look an an extraordinary exchange that took place between Cheney and Bush in the waning moments of the latter's presidency.
Electronic toll collection technology is all the rage but only appropriate for highways. The Causeway functions like the majority of our roads where vehicle drivers interact with others and negotiate movement in conflicting directions. Signals, stop signs and lower speed limits are some of the ways those interactions are managed. Anyone watching traffic from outside of a moving vehicle knows that traffic already moves too fast on the Causeway.
Even President Bush, who had the most to gain or lose by the outcome of the Libby/Plame case, felt that justice had been done, that Mr. Libby was guilty and without remorse, and that he was doing the right thing -- finally -- by standing up to Mr. Cheney.