TGIF, folks! As you might imagine, I have a bunch of items here for you this morning. Don't forget to check out the SFDB Weekend Widget in the right sidebar as we move through the next few days. I'm doing my best to keep it updated. Let's get into your morning Sift.
A- Broward County is looking for a new Schools Superintendent and Some Blogging Guy lists some characteristics that the candidate should have...in his opinion.
4. Publish quarterly the names of everyone who earns over $100,000 a year. And designate them as either real teachers, or part of the administrative bloat.B- Muscle Maker Grill is open in Midtown, says Eater Miami.
5. Is an educator with a passion for helping students learn.
6. Is not a politician.
7. Hasn’t been arrested lately.
C- Blind Tastes shares some final thoughts on his 30-day alcohol purge.
In the end, I was proud of myself for learning that I could go without alcohol if I had to. I survived live sporting events, playoff games at bars, Memorial Day Weekend, and a couple of road trips without drinking. These are all occasions where I usually have a couple pops. I gave up something that I love and learned that it's also something I respect. I'm not a drinker because I enjoy getting smashed. I enjoy spirits, or really bourbon. I enjoy the history behind it being discovered, the process by which it is made, the various roles it has played throughout history, the flavors it contains and the fact that it is the only spirit classified as a distinct product of the United States of America.D- So you've never been to a meeting of the Coconut Grove Sailing Club? Liam Crotty Photography brings it to you through his photos.
E- Go Hydrology! no longer fears thistle in the swamp.
F- Miami Beach PD routinely seizes cameras as evidence, Carlos Miller finds out, but Miller tells us all what he would do if police came after his camera.
But me personally, I would not willingly give up my camera, especially if it was a high-profile case like the one in Miami Beach.G- Now that the Belle Isle drainage problem has been fixed, everyone can go back to driving their rust buckets, as Belle Isle Blog explains.
I would post it on my site, then on Miami Beach 411, then on Facebook, then on Twitter and then send police a link to my video. That's only fair, I think.
The pink sidewalk and curbing has been replaced. Island Avenue and the causeway in front of the Grand Venetian are dry.H- Mike LaMonica found a camera memory card on the street and
It looks like the Belle Isle drainage fix actually worked.
But not before many Belle Isle residents suffered damage to their cars from repeatedly driving through salt water flooding on Island Avenue.
I- Kareem Tabsch, Co-Director and Co-Founder of O Cinema, discusses some indie films being shown in Miami-Dade County over the coming days...at Beached Miami.
J- The word "picturesque" doesn't always come to mind when you think of Hialeah but Sweet Home Hialeah manages to find a view from that city that might qualify.
K- South Florida Theatre Scene posts their regular review for the week.
L- South Florida Lawyers makes me laugh.
M- Justice Building Blog gives us their opinion of last night's Heat's loss.
For those of you who continually bombard us with emails and comments about what we think of the Heat, here is our answer: 5 games into this championship series the best team money can buy finds themselves down 3-2. The best player money can buy disappears in the fourth quarter while his counterpart on the MAVS makes shots and wins games while playing through a broken finger and the flu.N- One good thing with having a tyrannical Republican governor is that it motivates Democrats, which is what might be happening in Florida, according to Bark Bark Woof Woof.
One of the hardest things to do is get the Democrats and progressives organized to work together. In that respect, Mr. Scott and the legislature have worked a miracle. Now let's see if they can actually do anything.O- Eye on Miami has a one word summation for Luther Campbell's endorsement of Robaina in the mayoral race...but the comments are where you get your money's worth. Also check out The Reid Report for a complete rundown of what happened.