The South Florida blogosphere was buzzing last night so you have a lot to wade through this morning. Get comfortable with your coffee. Here comes your morning Sift.
A- Obalesque offers commentary on the latest revelations in the Herman Cain scandal.
Poor Herman the Vermin. You’d think a guy with a slogan like Nein Nein Nein would know how that translates into English without this kind of all-too-public instruction. Ah, well. He’ll have oodles of down time to mull it over. Stick a fork in the burger man, he’s done.B- Swampstyle posts some anonymous comments that indicate that Surfside has apparently joined the Culture of Corruption that seems to permeate every Miami-Dade municipality.
C- Among other things, Justice Building Blog opines on the passing of boxer Joe Frazier.
Ali Frazier I stopped the world. You can't imagine the anticipation and the atmosphere as the world literally stopped to watch two undefeated champions fight.D- Coral Gables has no plans to include bike lanes in some proposed road resurfacing work, says Transit Miami.
Anybody who was anybody was there. Frank Sinatra was a ringside photographer for Life Magazine. Burt Lancaster was a ringside announcer. Leroy Neiman painted the men as they fought.
Today the Coral Gables City Commission will consider a resolution to approve a $3.5 million plan to resurface 30 lane miles of Coral Gables streets. Described as “the most ambitious street resurfacing effort ever undertaken by the city,” the resolution lacks any mention of bicycle facilities, and has concerned many Coral Gables residents. While regular maintenance and resurfacing is an important part of keeping our street network in good working order, the city commission may miss a golden opportunity to significantly expand on-street bicycle facilities.E- Belle Isle Blog notes some planned construction work to the Venetian Causeway that could threaten its historic character.
F- South Florida Guy loves him some Sunday Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale.
One of my favorite events in South Florida is the SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch. It's one of those rare events that you don't have to wait a whole year for. This one runs the first Sunday of each month and has been running for as long as I can remember. I've been going off and on for many years and I know the ropes. I have gone with plenty friends over the years and don't mind sharing my experience to help them get the most enjoyment out of the day. I thought today I would share with my readers.G- Soul of Miami posts a collection of images from the recent Sleepless Night in Miami Beach.
H- Bark Bark Woof Woof notes eight years in the blogosphere.
In this world of social media and rapid change, eight years is a pretty long time. When I did my first post on November 8, 2003, Facebook was still at Harvard and Twitter was something birds did. So far this blog has outlasted a lot of things, including any number of TV series, fads, fashions, and the George W. Bush administration. According to Blogger, this is the 14,250th post, all but one written by me. In that large a number, some of them have got to be lousy, but by and large I've been happy with the work and words that I've produced, and I have no plans to stop any time soon.I- Eye on Miami is surprised by conservative Republicans change in direction on gambling in Florida.
I never saw so many Christians united by sin as the movement to full-scale gambling in Florida. If sin is good for church business, then church leaders should be lining up to create jobs in sin industries like those proposed for Miami.
That's the take-away from yesterday's Chamber of Commerce staged show according to reports; a speak-in that omitted casino opponents. Recall it was the ministers and congregations in Florida that solidified the GOP grip on the state legislature. Family values. The teachings of the Bible to counter liberals driven by the cult of individuality divorced from personal responsibility.