It's a lazy Sunday morning around the SFDB hacienda. We have the ducks visiting from the lake and the cats looking out the window anxiously eying them. Great entertainment. Enjoy your morning Sift, readers.
A- Roy Black shares some impressions from the Olympic Opening Ceremony and takes the International Olympic Committee to task for an omission.
The surviving families asked only for one minute. A minute of silence among the several hours of the opening ceremonies. A few breaths long. A short yet profound period of solemnity. A moment’s reflection on fellow athletes killed by terrorists. Black September. Hardly an imposition. Was it too much to ask?B- Worst Pizza couldn't be less impressed with Yard House's pizza.
In my opinion I wouldn’t get the pizza there again, unless they do something about their sauce recipe, but that will not stop me from going back. The rest of the food looked great, and my friends swore by the tacos they ate there.C- Coconut Grove Grapevine urges calm in the wake of the disappearance of additional peacocks from the Grove.
I would say, just be calm and the Peacocks they didn't get will breed and in no time, they will be roaming the streets again, that's what happened last time, they rebred really fast. You'll be zig zagging around them again in no time.D- Bark Bark Woof Woof has yet another right-wing scandal that really wasn't a scandal.
E- Eye on Miami points a finger at fiscal conservatives for the infrastructure crisis that Miami-Dade County is now experiencing.
Whatever you want to call the outcome, it involves partisan politics ripping apart government capacity to protect. Those claiming to be "fiscal conservatives" perpetrate massive fraud against the very principles of conservatism. They are liars, and the public is as susceptible to those lies as they are to mercury in the Florida environment that government agencies are too timid to regulate.