Posts and pictures from this past weekend's activities continue to surface in the SoFla blogosphere as we start into our Terrible Tuesday. Enjoy your morning Sift...
A- Miami,bro adds to her collection of photos from this weekend's art event that was first noted on last evening's Sift.
B- The Burger Beast loves Whisk's burgers.
The blue smoke was smothered with generous amounts of caramelized onion jam and blue cheese and topped by two slices of thick-cut smoked bacon. The bread was slathered with tarragon mustard. That's medium but on the rare side. Good thing I like it on the bloody side. It was exceptional, cooked perfectly. I love the burgers from this place. whisk is my #1, no doubt about it.C- Discourse weighs in on the Birthers and has a few videos to share.
Back when I lived in England, both sherry-drinking and beer-drinking intellectuals in the UK used to deride the British Tory part as “the stupid party”. Today British intellectuals boast that whatever their Tories may be, they’re not as crazy as the US Republican party.D- I Heart Miami has what you can expect from South Florida musically this week.
E- "A lawyer" responds to "a judges" list of courtroom pet peeves at Justice Building Blog.
5) Texting. Here's the deal. I will stop texting if you stop using the computer you have on the bench to send an email to the Judge down the hallway confirming that you're going to Casolas for lunch while I'm arguing to get my client out of custody. Deal?F- Burnettiquette weighs in on the Gates matter.
So, that leaves "disturbers of the peace." If Gates was indeed yelling at Crowley and yelling accusations of racism, no doubt, he was arguably disturbing the peace.G- En Vivo y En Directo provides their take of The Collabo Show.
So was Crowley within the letter of the law? Sure. But he still wasn't required to make an arrest. It is discretionary.
I couldn’t help but become fixated on the jelly fish in the water tank under the blue light, as well as the hot air paper balloons that gloriously burned over the Little Haiti skies. (With the couple of exceptions where they burned either just prior or right after being released.)H- And, finally, Bark Bark Woof Woof thinks the Birthers have reached the end of their life cycle.
Honestly, I don’t know what it all meant but it was a lot of fun and as torturous as some of the work looked (e.g. putting together the live piece in the suffocating confines of their installation), it was the artists who seemed to be having the most fun.
The birthers may have reached and passed their peak, though, thanks to the scrutiny, the derisive laughter, and the backlash from the overkill on the part of the wingnuts in the mainstream media like Lou Dobbs. According to a report from Media Matters, Mr. Dobbs' efforts to keep raising questions about the president's legitimacy took the movement out from the shadows of right-wing chain e-mails and rumor-mongering onto the cable systems of America where everybody could see what a steaming pile of bullshit it was. So rather than get the country behind him, Mr. Dobbs provoked the raging ire of people on both the left and the right and reduced him to little more than just a target for mockery.I- A Mom, a Blog and the Life In-Between turns 32 today. You know what to do.