Ahhhhhh. Three days off. The beginning is so sweet. Relax and click through your Friday evening Sift.
A- Could there be a worse time for Phin Phanatic to be weighing whether the Dolphins are still the dominant pro sports team in Miami?
Lately though, the Dolphins have been slipping, recording losing seasons in five of the last seven years. Fans are slowly beginning to lose their patience, uncertainty amongst the front office, unclear sense of organizational direction, a failed attempt to replace a head coach and a draft that left many fans scratching their heads has the fan-base largely divided and heated.B- South Florida Lawyers explains how distractions in the courtroom should be used to motivate attorneys. Don't miss the comments.
And speaking of Heat, the Miami Heat are winning. And they’re not just winning they’re hammering teams in the playoffs with star-power and exciting basketball. Even if you don’t like the Heat, they’re still an exciting team to watch. Compare that dynamic with the boring product being put on the field at the Stadium formerly known as Joe Robbie and you have to begin to wonder whether the Dolphins are still the favorite sons of South Beach.
C- The Heat Lightning continues their comprehensive and detailed review of THL's 1st year of blogging.
D- Beached Miami interviews the director and producer of Queen of the Sun, a documentary about bee Colony Collapse Disorder that is screening at O Cinema this weekend.
Queen of the Sun, an 82-minute Collective Eye Films documentary that opens at O, Cinema Friday night, explores the ominous phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder with a sense of urgency that we have become used to — and maybe even sick of — in a genre you might call “Apocalypse Right Now”. But what sets it apart from other ARN films is that it doesn’t just fear-monger (even though the threat posed by CCD is fearsome and worth mongering), nor does it drag the viewer mercilessly through the sludge of a dark modern wasteland.E- Film and photos of last night's Heat celebrations on the streets of Miami, as well as some commentary by Miami Beach 411.
But it’s also true we are very fickle as fans. We will remain loyal to the Heat whether they win or lose against Dallas.F- Eye on Miami breaks down the Miami-Dade mayoral election turnout by precinct and lists the highest and lowest numbers.
But if ownership decides to dismantle the team as Marlins owners have done in the past, then we will lose interest and not care anymore.
There is just too much to do in Miami to spend our time supporting a team that has proven disloyal to its fan base.
To give you an idea about how bad turnout was in some precincts, in Precinct 984, 47 voters, out of 955, voted (less than 5%). Yet Precinct 113 had an 18.38% turnout and some precincts in Hialeah averaged 30%. Precinct 178 had a 66.67% turnout but there are only 3 voters in that precinct. My precinct had a 10% turnout. Hialeah's 30% turnout, do you think it is thanks to all the senior housing and lunch/breakfast programs?G- Radio or Not explains why she believes the Sun-Sentinel has an anti-Democrat bias.
They refer to me as a “heckler” and someone “trying to score political points” when I actually attended as a constituent concerned over how my congressional representing was “representing” me.
In today’s paper, I’m referred to in the headline as a “protester”. Although I have and will protest things I consider wrong, on the evening of April 26, 2011, I was ejected from a town hall meeting after attempting to ask a question; I was apparently arrested for telling the police officer to get his hand off of me twice.