Excellent news today in New York. Life is good. Enjoy your evening Sift.
A- The Cuban Triangle kicks off this evening's Sift with a wrap up of Marco Rubio's touchy response to a recent newspaper article about the misrepresentations he has been spreading regarding his background.
Now we know two new things about Senator Marco Rubio.B- The Heat Lightning posts a collection of Occupy Miami videos.
His family emigrated from Cuba when Batista was in power (1956) rather than fleeing it after the communist takeover (1959), as reported by the Washington Post last week.
And he has a very thin skin.
C- Speaking of Occupy protests, Gun Free Zone apparently feels real threatened by the participants.
I am not an expert, but I am sure I can ring your bell from 300 yards with a properly scoped rifle in a major caliber.D- Beached Miami shares some images from a rather lame Andrew Charles fashion show that was part of Funkfashion Fashion Week.
Basically, it was a mid-life crisis in the form of a fashion show, complete with an amateurish performance on guitar by Andy himself backed by Tommy Ramone on drums. (That might sound cool. It wasn’t.)E- Eater Miami has the 411 on a new green food truck that is hitting Miami next month.
Gassing up for a November 17th debut, the Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches truck is heading to Miami not just with "architecturally-inpsired, gourmet and delicious ice cream sandwiches," but with the ultimate in being green: edible wrappers---vegan, calorie-free, potato based, soy ink printed Kosher edible wrappers.F- Believe it or not, Zillow says Weston has the best real estate market in the country and Homestead one of the worst...at Homestead is Home.
G- Amnesia Miami Grand Opening images are up at Soul of Miami.
H- Bark Bark Woof Woof takes a look at Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry's tax proposal.
Last night on one of the cable shows (probably Hardball), I heard some Republican praising the idea of Perry's plan and the flat tax, comparing it favorably to how they did it in Eastern Europe. Really? A Republican praising a foreign country's tax system? Aside from the fact that most countries that use a flat tax rate have a large number of social programs like universal healthcare and all sorts of safety nets, most of those Eastern European countries have a population equal to a small state or large metropolitan area here in the U.S. And what works on a small scale may not work on a large one. That's the right-wing argument about Romney's healthcare reform in Massachusetts vs. Obamacare.