Charlie Crist is still generating a lot of discussion in the South Florida political blogosphere. But there's other things for you in tonight's evening Sift, of course. Have a great night, readers, whatever plans you may have.
A- Miami-Dade Dems dissects Crist's announcement yesterday and includes an edited video that includes the more controversial parts. Eye on Miami also has a few thoughts. From the former...
Next clip declares that our political system is broken. Again, it’s really the Republican Party and its divisions that are highlighted by Crist's exit from the GOP. The broken political system is better seen when one looks at the Republicans in the US Senate, the Party of No.B- Brickell Life posts a nice little video of the Corporate Run yesterday.
C- The Florida Masochist awards Charlie Crist his Knucklehead of the Day Award.
Crist knows he has little support. His staff has just defected and his money is drying up too. He can't beat Rubio, so he plans to sabotage the November election. Crist isn't running to help the people of Florida(He's been running for another office almost all the time he's been in the Governor's mansion. First angling to be the Vice President nominee, then for the Senate) but to satisfy his ego. If his needs can't be satisfied, then to hell with everyone.D- Transit Miami wants you to visit Overtown this Monday.
If you want to learn more or, better, want to engage with the people who are making a difference in Overtown, TransitMiami.com joins County Commissioner Edmonson and City Commissioner Dunn in inviting you to a community meeting where you can review and provide input on the Overtown Culmer Center Redevelopment Project. This Monday, May 3, 2010, at 6:00pm. Culmer Center – 1600 N.W. 3rd Avenue Miami, FL.E- You can expect bloopers from people drinking mojitos and you get them in this video clip from Miamism.
F- Baby mockingbird pictures provide the basis for Some Blogging Guy's post today.
G- South Florida Theatre Scene shares their weekly wrap up.
H- REV Miami has a large herd of photos from the recent Band of Horses concert.
Even though I'm only vaguely familiar with BOH's music, this was still one of the best times I've ever had. People were friendly, dancing, and in a general great frame of mind. Opening act Josh Roberts and the Hinges completely blew my mind with epic guitar solo'ing (when was the last time you heard a modern band have a 5 minute guitar solo) within the frame of country-themed American garage rock music.I- Shorter Coconut Grove Grapevine...
Burn Notice, Burn Notice, Burn Notice.J- Bark Bark Woof Woof examines how the Party of Limited and Smaller Government is anything but.
So it must be that limited government doesn't apply to the womenfolk because, as everybody knows, they're just flighty tizzy-headed emotional creatures who will dissolve into a puddle of tears and remorse if they see an ultrasound. Meanwhile, they have to prove that the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest, yet the law is apparently silent on what will serve as evidence. Will they have to bring along their rapist and have him fess up?K- The Reid Report reveals an interesting development in the race for Florida senator that may mean bad news for Rubio.
I exchanged emails with a prominent tea party player who is connected to the Central Florida tea groups yesterday, and they pointed out that tea partiers have been following Amexgate, and while some give Rubio a pass, not everybody does. Meanwhile, recalling that tea partiers really fall into two camps — Palinites and Paulites, it’s safe to assume the Palinites will be all Rubio. The Paulites? Not so much. Not when there’s an actual Libertarian in the race. Below is a press release sent out by Libertarian candidate Alex Snitker today. It’s shall we say, interesting …L- The big road construction projects that are starting up in South Florida are next to useless, according to Miami Beach 411.
With both the 595 and Interchange projects, traffic will be stifled during their years-long construction. Like, when the Palmetto was widened (or still is, really) traffic got worse. And that is exactly what will happen while these roads are being revised. So, in essence, we are spending money and creating even worse traffic for a couple of years so that in 2012 it might ease up a barely-noticeable amount. Doesn’t seem like a fair trade to me.