Off we go into the SoFla blogosphere this Tuesday morning. Relax and check out your morning Sift.
A- Midtown Chic-a finds Serendipity 3 to be perfect...especially for date nights.
The evening was a bit breezy so we opted to sit inside, although outside is always best for people watching. I love the detailed décor inside with its giant clocks and bicycles hanging from the wall which gives the place a nostalgic feel to it. For starters we went with the wagyu sliders and French fries, and then each had a salad as our main course. I opted for the Asian Chicken and JG went with the Ahi Tuna. While we were both pleased with our entrée choices, we knew we had to make room for dessert. After all, you can’t visit Serendipity without having one of their famous sundaes or better yet, Frrrozen Hot Chocolate!B- More new photos are up at The Street.
C- Searching for Signs weighs in on the Trayvon Martin shooting.
The entire incident was a mistake, a miscalculation and a series of bad decisions gone awfully wrong. George Zimmerman isn’t a racist. I don’t believe he shot Trayvon Martin because he was black and wearing a hoodie. He seems to be a man who took it upon himself to be the protector of a neighborhood maligned by a spate of crime, someone with a history of being on the obsessive, paranoid side when it comes to protecting his neighborhood. Not a good combination. Zimmerman could have – should have – avoided the situation had he only done what the 911 operator told him. Instead, he had to play police officer/hero in a situation where there was nothing to be a hero about. Witnesses say there was a physical altercation, Zimmerman appeared to be on the losing end and made his last, fatal mistake. Nevertheless, he appears to be reasonably well-liked and certainly not someone who would kill another human being in cold blood.D- It's time for Newt Gingrich to return to his cave, according to Bark Bark Woof Woof.
Most politicians -- if they're any good -- know when their number is up and it's time to go quietly. They get the message; their time has passed and they can now retire and get a ghostwriter to tell their story in a heartfelt book that will give them a nice tour around the country being interviewed by Wake Up Toledo and shake hands with the True Believers who show up at the book signings. Within a couple of months, the book is on the remainder stack or the off-price site at Amazon, they've got nice income from sitting on the board of some corporation that paid their way through Congress, and the spouse is giving human interest interviews to Wendy Williams. But I have a feeling that Newt Gingrich will not go quietly; four years from now he'll be back at it, trying to get his message to America, long after he refused to get the message from America: Go Away.