I was on the road for most of the day [again] but took the time tonight to put together a rather decent Thursday evening Sift. Have fun.
A- My Weston Blog ventures out of Broward County and informs us that there are now "Animal Relief Areas" at MIA. Cue the jokes.
B- October 8th is a day Miami-Dade bicyclists might want to circle on their calendars, according to Spokes 'n' Folks.
C- South Florida Theatre Scene has their regular wrap up for the week.
D- SFLTV takes a look at the fracas that occurred yesterday outside the Federal courthouse when a politician accused of corruption emerged and was swarmed by the media.
E- Ipanemic chills with his peeps in his apartment courtyard for South Beach Social: Episode #9.
F- Obalesque shares the comments he gave at a recent Broward County Commission hearing and there's confusion in the comments.
G- Eye on Miami's missive on the state of Coconut Grove is pretty much what you've been hearing from Coconut Grove Grapevine for the last year or so but a bit more readable.
In historical context, however, there is another issue: the Grove recklessly squandered its unique character. It is not easy to correct errors in permitting developments out of scale with neighborhood character. Coconut Grove needs its character back, but it was sacrificed on the altar of lobbyists, greedy public officials and grand schemes. It is the story of Florida writ small.H- Someone needs to show Miami-Dade Dems how to embed YouTube videos on his blog.
I- Both Incertus and Bark Bark Woof Woof comment on the increased sale of ammo in this country since President Obama took office. From the former...
The silly side of this is that these people are manufacturing fear out of nothing, spinning it out of the air. They're making themselves paranoid and spending lots of money on something based on this irrational notion that there's a secret plot to disarm them and take their freedoms away. The scary side of it is that these people don't seem to get that they're being irrational, and any move to convince them otherwise only reinforces their paranoia.