So when do we start sweatin' Hurricane Season 2009? It's almost September and Mother Nature has forgotten where Florida is. Not that I hope that she wakes up and remembers. Here's your evening Sift...shhhhh...
A- The Miami Herald loves to recycle, according to the latest post from Random Pixels.
One day, perhaps soon, the Cuban people will be freed from the yoke of Communist tyranny and they'll be able to get all the toilet paper they could ever hope for.B- Miami Beach 411 [pun alert!] covers the National Topless Day March on Lincoln Road that happened last Sunday.
And maybe, just maybe, there will come a day when story ideas will no longer be in short supply at the Miami Herald.
One can only hope.
Well, down here, they kept little nipples pasties to prevent themselves from getting arrested as they marched down Lincoln Road, chanting “free your mind, free your breasts.”C- For those legally inclined, Southern District of Florida Blog takes a look at the results of a recent Federal decision on computer searches.
If the shock factor was what they were after, they failed to get it. After all, bare breasts sans pasties are plentiful on the sands of South Beach.
Most people just looked on amused. A few took photographs. Some women even flashed their own breasts.
The Fourth Amendment is not dead... at least in the Ninth Circuit. Judge Alex Kozinksi,* writing for an en banc Ninth Circuit, ruled that many additional safeguards must be put in place before a computer search can go forward.D- The Urban Environment League posts an open letter to Mayor Diaz asking for Virginia Key to be rezoned under the Miami 21 plan.
In light of the extraordinary environmental resources of Virginia Key, I would urge you to consider amending the Miami 21 zoning atlas to a T-1 zone for environmental conservation for Virginia Key, including a majority of uplands, restored dunes and hammocks and land capable of being restored to natural states, as well as the North Point and City Landfill, , and all submerged lands, as well as beaches.E- Jeff Eats unveils his 5 best NY-Style Delis in South Florida.
Now...I am going to give you the names of 5 joints that could compete with any NYC deli. These 5 have outstanding deli meats…these 5, are the joints that you want to go to when you crave a great… pastrami-corned beef-turkey off the bone-tongue-brisket sandwich…not to mention chopped liver, tuna or chicken salad.F- Got a nice report about today's BikeTown USA event at Bayfront Park from Spokes 'n' Folks.
A dozen or so South Floridians went home with new Jamis commuter bicycles today after Bicycling magazine brought its BikeTown USA promotion back to Miami's Bayfront Park. The bikes were presented to people who wrote winning essays about how a new bicycle would change their lives. And in many ways, the event was a celebration of how bicycling -- the sport, the daily activity -- is changing Miami's life as a city.G- Under The Sun emerges from its dormancy and posts a great piece on what constitutes the difference between Hispanics and Latinos.
To sort it all out, he invited demographer Maria Isa to the studio.H- South Florida Theatre Scene gives us their weekly wrap up.
In this piece, she explains the difference between the terms Hispanic and Latino, and why some people are so adamant about using one instead of the other.
She also explains how the labels came about in the first place. The government introduced the Hispanic label, to help gauge whether minorities had equal rights. Then Latinos pretty much invented their own label, based on their Latin American origins.
I- The Reid Report has some background info on the guy who recently walked around a President Obama appearance in Arizona with an assault rifle slung over his shoulder. With guys like this representin' the GOP, things are looking better and better for Democrats ever day.