I loved this picture perfect Chamber of Commerce but am very troubled that this may be the last of this stuff for 8 long, miserable months. Nonetheless, enjoy your evening Sift...
A- The repaving of Sunset Drive continues to get a lot of attention in the blogosphere...all for the wrong reasons. Today, Transit Miami and Spokes 'n' Folks voice their opinions about what they saw at last night's meeting. From the former...
Consider that at last night’s public meeting, which was more like a sales pitch than a conversation, FDOT did not present any options directed at improving safety for users with the exception of ‘Share the Road’ signs. They seemed shocked that so many people came to the meeting to begin with, and then they talked about moving cars, not people. We know that most people traveling along this road are in cars, but bicycle lanes improve safety for them, too. That’s right – people drive better, cyclists ride better and even pedestrians are safer when streets are designed to accommodate all of them and, more specifically, bike lanes are striped.B- The Burger Beast says that he has a "strong like" for Caio's Picanha Burger at Boteco in Miami.
Caio put a lot of thought into making this burger and the high quality of ingredients came through in the taste. The burger was crispy on the outside and very juicy. I loved the taste and Caio may have been right about falling in love with his burger. Although right now I'm at a strong like which is so high school of me.C- The Southern District of Florida Blog takes a look at today's Supreme Court decision that basically said that lawyers have an obligation to inform their clients of the immigration consequences of pleading guilty.
D- Estimates are that Cuban-Americans will account for 1 in 10 of the total visits to Cuba this year, according to Cuba expert The Cuban Triangle.
And there are now about 250 flights per month leaving from Miami, New York, and Los Angeles, compared to 170 per month a year ago.E- As regular readers might imagine, Eye on Miami has some strong opinions about a New York Times article that notes how little of the seafood that is being served in Florida is actually from Florida.
We haven't been able to protect our fisheries because we live in an age of Idiocy where the reality of scarcer resources we need to survive provokes the opposite of conservation-- it provokes the impulses of greed: get what you can, while it lasts. We live in a time when being "for" a rule or regulation to protect the long term interest-- which surely, the health of oceans is-- instantly summons a hail of spitfire and brimstone from Fox News acolytes and dittoheads fueled by corporate interests. Instead of common sense and wisdom, we get a race to the bottom where crabs and scavengers flourish. That's freedom.F- I'm just wondering if Worst Pizza really thinks that he's going to find himself a half decent store-bought frozen pizza.
As to taste. Well. You get what you pay for. After the recommended cooking time, the pizza was nowhere near my definition of “crisp”. An additional 3-4 minutes produced no changes in the texture, as well. The bits of pepperoni (is diced really that much cheaper than sliced?) had a flavor reminiscent of pepperoni, but a texture more akin to boiled ham. There was a sweet quality to the pizza that I didn’t care for, I assume it was from sugar in the tomato sauce. And the “topping blend?” Just that. No discernible actual cheese flavor, and as you can see from the photo, melt quality left something to be desired as well.G- View From Virginia Key says there are two visions for the future of the Key: green or gritty.
What should be so hard about creating a master plan for Virginia Key? The hard part is hard-wired and has been taken care of by mother nature: aqua-marine waters, sandy beaches, green forests filled with rare songbirds.H- City of Miami Mayor Regalado is far from being "transparent," according to Miami For Change.
You want sunshine?I- Easter dining opportunities in Palm Beach County are posted at The South Florida Traveler.
How about a website that has more than a grinning picture of you?
A list of your staff members would be nice.
What about their phone numbers?
Is a list of their salaries asking for too much sunshine?
We do want to know how fiscally responsible you are being with your staff salaries.
What about the Office of Resident Affairs and Public Documents?
Why do you routinely ignore public records requests from the citizens?
You want sunshine Tomasito?
Start with your own office.
J- Bark Bark Woof Woof sees through the Obama Administration's announcement yesterday that they would permit offshore oil drilling.
I am very sure the Obama administration will go to great pains to assure us that all the necessary precautions will be taken to protect the environment and if we're going to be energy-independent we have to find resources here at home and blah blah blah. I just wish they had the nerve to say that they're trying to either suck up to the Republicans or he's trying to undercut them on a campaign issue..