The South Florida blogosphere was buzzing today as everyone shook off the weekend cobwebs from their keyboards. Here's your plentiful evening Sift...
A- Woah, Nellie! Some Cranky Guy has caught himself one helluva case of Batsh*t Paranoia.
Our government is against us. The media is against us. Our congress persons and senators are against us. In time, this Enhanced Carter Administration will fail and the progressives will be chased out of government. We just need to hang on until then, and see what is left of our country when the “Progressives” are done with it.B- At least one of the Cuban-American blogs bothered to comment on the Miami Herald's series on the embargo. Check out 26th Parallel.
It's actually a rather nuanced and surprisingly analytical and realistic view of the "embargo". Those who are dead set against the embargo because it prevents some sort of opening will likely squirm in their chairs in certain parts of the article, while those of us who favor sanctions will find good material to support our arguments but at the same time some thought-provoking stuff as well.C- In a rare political post, More Blog About Buildings and Food gives us 5 easy facts about healthcare, if in fact you prefer working with facts.
D- Interesting post over at Man or Maniac? that talks about where all those talented writers who used to work for newspapers might end up.
E- Sir Pizza is "dynamite?" Jeff Eats thinks so.
Got an absolutely dynamite “pizza-sub-salad” joint for you…Sir Pizza in Coral Gables.F- Justice Building Blog says there's lots of discontent over at the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office.
The pizza is thin-crisp–just right sweet—cut into little square pieces. I also did a meatball sub, philly cheese-steak sub, sausage stromboli. I am telling, real reasonable prices and really good food.
It is our sad duty to report that the once proud Dade County Public Defender's Office is in turmoil.G- Spa users, you might want to take note of the contest that The South Florida Traveler is running.
Morale is in basement (and they don't even have a basement on 14th street, do they?)
I’m giving away a day pass to the Eau Spa for you and a friend. (value $150) You heard that right, you and a friend will enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Eau Spa at the Ritz-Carlton in Manalapan. Sit back and relax on the swinging chairs in the open air sanctuary, dip you toes in the shallow water, grab a book and escape to the lounge chairs or relax to the sounds of the water easing your tensions away.H- Just some beach pictures from a weekend outing over at Searching For Normalcy.
I- The Reid Report and Eye on Miami have the 411 on a Republican town hall meeting featuring John McCain that will be held in Hialeah tomorrow.
J- Under the Sun profiles a Miami Beach condo buyer who bought into a building that gradually got worse as the economy tanked.
Yanira Doyle was a first-time home buyer. She bought what she could afford, put all her savings on the table and threw a house-warming party.K- Go biking with South Florida Fixed at Markham Park.
But within months, the real estate crisis was crashing around her. She had bought in a building that was recently converted to condominiums– a detail that suddenly made her much more vulnerable to falling property prices. Most of the other owners were investors. They were more likely to foreclose, or walk away. Yanira had bought her place to live there.
This story follows her struggle to keep the building afloat as trash went uncollected and lock boxes multiplied on the railing outside. She swept the halls and pestered the management company.
Must haves when adventuring at Markham: Camel Back!! Helmet!! Shin guards!!! And No Hangover!!