A friend and loyal reader of SFDB emailed me this morning and asked me if everything was alright since I hadn't posted anything yet today. It's bad when your blog posting habits are so predictable. Heh. Everything is good, I was just enjoying the morning with the girlfriend. And with that, we're on to your mid-afternoon Sift...
A- Words fail me when it comes to today's post from Some Cranky Guy.
I don’t think any other modern president has alienated so many Americans in such a short period of time. He hasn’t been in power a year yet, and already we are on the brink of civil war. If I were a nut job liberal, I would be doing something. Because in the battle between liberals and conservatives, the liberals have the gays, transgendered, global warming alarmists and animal rights defenders. The conservatives have bibles and guns.B- Sarah Palin is back and up to her old tricks, according to Bark Bark Woof Woof.
No contest folks.
When Ms. Palin gave her farewell performance, one of the things she famously said was for people to "quit making things up." The message was for the news media, but it sounds like she needs to take her own advice. And when she went after the tabloids for writing about her family, she left out the fact that she has used every opportunity to drag her family out on the stage with her as props. Yet here she is again, bringing out her son Trig.C- Get comfortable and click over to Blind Mind's place as he continues his 7 Meals in 7 Nights series with an extensive review of Calafate Grill & Naomi's.
There are a couple of conclusions you can draw from this little kinderspiel; either Ms. Palin is incredibly stupid and incapable of understanding the basics of the proposals being put forth, or she thinks that people who read her stuff are gullible enough to believe her. Or both.
D- Mel Martinez felt the heat, according to Eye on Miami.
I don't know what was on Senator Martinez' mind when he decided to retire early from political life. The economic shambles have created a forest full of dry kindling. The fire being lit by Republican strategists, whipped to a frenzy by well-paid communication consultants, threatens every American. I imagine Martinez felt-- at last-- it was time to put his family's security ahead of being burned by mobs organized by his own party.E- Restaurant Gal is going through what just about every blogger goes at some time.
But once a year–and it’s right now–I wonder why I bother to put any of myself out there through my writing. I wonder how it is that a heartfelt post written by me can spark a particularly nasty comment written by some anonymous reader using a fake email address. So clever, that fake email address, right?F- Transit Miami issues a reminder to cyclists.
Maybe I’m just tired, which is making me tired of it all. Maybe I just need to chill for a day and let this day pass. Probably, I just need to get over myself and know that the next story will reveal itself in the right time, when it’s time, and that it will be read and understood–or not. And if it’s not, then perhaps that means my writing is not quite up to par and it’s time to self-edit a bit more before I post.
This morning, a peloton of at least 200 bicyclists overtook me while occupying two lanes of traffic heading south on the Rickenbacker Causeway after Bear Cut Bridge. Although these bicyclists were traveling at a healthy 25mph, there was a line of cars approximately 15 deep that were unable to pass them. Common driving courtesy states that the slower vehicle should stay in the right hand lane and allow for faster vehicles to pass on the left.G- The South Florida Traveler reveals some spas in South Florida that are having specials.
The decision to be discourteous of the cars only made the motorists frustrated and aggressive with their honking and driving; thereby causing a very dangerous situation for the bicyclists.