I have loads of good stuff for you today and a great SFDB Weekend Widget in the right sidebar that continues to be updated. Let's get things started with a decent Friday morning Sift.
A- The years 2011 and 1973 are very much alike, says Justice Building Blog.
It was a different time, but not a simpler one. True, there was not a 24 hour news cycle and the ability to remain in constant contact with the world via cellular phones, computers and Twitter. But the Vietnam war was coming to a disastrous conclusion. President Nixon, who had enthusiastically prosecuted the war since taking office in 1968, lied about bombing Cambodia abroad, and lied about breaking into the Watergate office complex at home. It was a difficult time to be an American abroad. There was a lot to be troubled about. There was a recession at home, plus inflation, high unemployment, unrest in the cities, and we were barely five years removed from the murders of Martin and Bobby.B- Melissa Keckler gets yet another appearance at The Street.
And yet, troubled though we were, we wouldn't ever back down in support of our country.
C- Random Pixels has the lowdown on one of the Joey's robbery suspects that was arrested yesterday and throws in a copy of the arrest affidavit.
D- Blind Tastes posts part 2 of his vacation trip to Massachusetts and it is loaded with great-looking eats.
E- Mike LaMonica loves getting doorknob menus.
F- The Governor of Wisconsin is doing a great job of creating more jobs in his state, as Bark Bark Woof Woof notes this morning.
G- Eye on Miami gets the run around when they try to find out why a Hialeah public pool is taking so long to repair.
I called the Mayor's office they didn't know why it took so long to do the pool. They said call Parks and Recreation. Parks and Recreation (Andy) said it was a large project didn't know how long it was supposed to have taken - he told me to call the pool itself. He seemed miffed that I said it was taking too long. There was no answer at Milander. I called the Clerk, to ask how long it said it would take in whatever the Commission passed. He said I would would have to do a public records request...like David Concepcion, you just can't look in the records for me?H- Nikon Miami post some images from a recent memorial for a local surfer.