The transition into Tuesday is always a good thing as we experience less Mondayness. Enjoy your evening Sift.
A- Shorter Gun Free Zone...
After paging through my thesaurus I can say that because only 3,000 people showed up at Sunday's Trayvon Martin Rally in downtown Miami, Zimmerman is not a racist and Trayvon was not perfect.B- Jeff Eats checks out The Filling Station in Miami and it sounds like he's okay with it.
To be perfectly straight with you guys, my game is FOOD…I know a bunch of you folks are really into “this beer or that beer”–but when it comes to joints like The Filling Station–delicious burgers- fries -wings- pulled pork and philly steak subs are my end game.C- The Miami Bike Scene tee shirts are back!
D- Roy Black on concreteness.
Much of our language is abstract, but life is concrete. We need to turn our messages into concrete examples that the audience can easily grasp and remember. It is the difference between an engineer’s schematic and a working model.E- Salty Eggs reports on the mood that was present at the Trayvon Martin rally this weekend.
Friends and family told stories about the 17-year-old Martin: His football coach called him one of the “best defensive players” and a childhood friend described him as a “wise person, positive person.” Rev. Jesse Jackson called attention to the tragic and unnecessarily high rate of suspensions and expulsions among black male youth.F- South Florida Lawyers tells us how Republicans have decimated Florida's civil justice system.
G- Random Pixels says we need to get ready for Urban Beach Weekend 2012 'cause the Miami Beach PD is.
At the heart of the 20-page plan are: street closures up the ying-yang, strict enforcement of open container laws, zero-tolerance for illegal parking, nightly DUI and "safety" checkpoints near Watson Island on the MacArthur Causeway, possible closure of the MacArthur if traffic becomes unmanageable, "enhanced enforcement of obstruction of traffic" and a "traffic/cruising loop" that's been cleverly devised to "route [non-resident] traffic through and out of the city."H- Join what might be the world's largest conga line on roller skates this weekend on Miami Beach....at The305.Com.
I- Shula Burger in Islamorada makes a decent burger, according to Florida Keys Girl.
The burgers come in ten varieties, plus an option to make your own. At $6.99 to $8.99 they seem like a pretty good deal, too. That is, until you factor in that all sides are extra. Fries, onion rings and more can all be had for an extra charge. The burgers come in many varieties like the “wine country” with roasted peppers, roasted tomatoes and goat cheese topped with greens or the “southwest” with black bean and corn salsa, pepper jack cheese, roasted tomatoes and chipotle sauce.J- Lots of folks showed up at today's rally for the Coconut Grove Playhouse and the Grapevine was there with his camera.
All of the burgers are juicy, nicely cooked and come on a brioche style bun (yummy!) with the Shula logo branded on top.
Miami historian, Arva Moore Parks spoke on the behalf of the playhouse through the history that she knows. She spoke of various people who were there at the beginning. One, named Estelle Overstreet, a Grove pioneer, born in 1909, claims that fresh water sand was used to build the old 1927 building and apparently fresh water sand is very sound. In Arva's words, the building is "salvageable." She said, "The theater needs to be restored, the theater needs to be opened. Give it back!"K- Eye on Miami hosts an upbeat post from a guest that enjoyed his new Marlins Stadium experience. Lots of comments follow.