Well, this week is flying by for me, readers. The SFDB Weekend Widget in the right sidebar is a great reminder of how close we are to Friday and I encourage you to check it out and make your plans for the weekend. Let's get to your Thursday morning Sift.
A- Carlos Miller, writing for Miami Beach 411, states the reasons why he's going to vote for Luther Campbell for mayor of Miami-Dade County.
To me, he’s just the most likeable candidate. And the most trustworthy. And in Miami-Dade, that goes a long way.B- Obalesque has some thoughts on yesterday's events involving a certain birth certificate.
If birthers can’t accept this simple, demonstrable fact even after it’s been demonstrated, how will they accept Global Warming, evolution, or the balk rule? What hope is there that they’ll ever grasp the wisdom of birth control, the stupidly obvious fact that not every Muslim in the world is a crazed terrorist, or that reality teevee isn’t reality?C- Under The Sun presents their contribution to O, Miami and National Poetry Month.
D- Beached Miami asks a favor from those of you riding in tomorrow's Critical Mass.
I’m asking you, fellow Critical Molecule, to send me at least one picture from the ride to post in this month’s Critical Mass photo essay. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. A shot from a camera phone is plenty good. The idea is simply to piece together how different people are experiencing the ride. I think this can be a really cool alternative to the way we normally cover Critical Mass. If enough people take part, we’ll have a photo mosaic of the April ride.E- Republican senators in DC will get a chance to commit to yanking away Medicare and preserving large tax breaks for the rich in a bit of political genius that Bark Bark Woof Woof describes.
Since the members of the House have been having so much fun going back to their home towns and explaining to their constituents why they voted to end Medicare as we know it and yet again give more tax breaks to the rich, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has decided to let the Senate Republicans in on the adventure.F- Eye on Miami backs Julio Robaina for Miami-Dade County Commission.
We have both known Rep. Robaina since he was the Mayor of South Miami. He was very popular and environmentally conscious. Although we disagreed on some issue while he was in the State House, we were happy with his support for Growth Management and the Department of Community Affairs. He said, when I spoke to him Wednesday, that he supports holding the Urban Development Boundary and he doesn't want those Godawful FPL poles cutting through District 7.G- The Reid Report has a great clip of Lawrence O'Donnell calling Donald Trump out as the carnival barker and liar that he is.