Thanks for stopping by. You're going to be glad that you did because the South Florida blogosphere was busy last night. The SFDB Weekend Widget is up and running in the right sidebar so make sure you check it out. There's not a whole lot going on this time of year but you still might find something of interest. Enjoy your morning Sift, readers.
A- Beached Miami posts their Instapix Pic of the Week.
B- The Republican Party's War on Women, according to Man or Maniac?
This isn't an issue that just popped up; the entire Republican Party is rotten with people who simply assume that women's views simply don't enter into the equation, and has been for quite some time.C- The latest South Florida artist opportunities from Arterpillar.
D- Critical Miami has some thoughts on the Miami Trolley.
And it’s not that I think the trolley is completely useless, or that it won’t find a ridership. It’s just that it reflects our worst tendencies: our desire to take the politically and intellectually easy way out, and ignore the long-term problems and needs that are clear to see but challenging to address.E- Salty Eggs provides more perspective on Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's deleted tweets.
What’s troubling is the stupidity the tweets betray. By hitching her concern for the Damas de Blanco to an insult at a thoroughly admirable celebrity, Ros-Lehtinen guaranteed that any press coverage her tweets might generate would focus on Ros-Lehtinen first, Diana Nyad second, and the Damas de Blanco only vaguely.F- Under the Sun presents another story from Hurricane Andrew, this one involving the availability and value of ice after the storm.
G- Go Hydrology! wonders whether we are due for a hurricane.
H- It must be getting close to the weekend because South Florida Theatre Scene's wrap up of theater happenings is up.
I- The Republican Party has no one but themselves to blame for their lack of focus as they head to their convention and the election homestretch, according to Bark Bark Woof Woof.
In 2010 they ran on a platform of jobs-jobs-jobs, and a lot of people voted for them because they thought, "Hey, they got us into this mess; maybe now they're serious about getting us out of it." But when they won, we found out that what they really wanted was to repeal healthcare, ban abortions, marginalize the gays, deport the immigrants (only the brown ones), and restrict voting to those who only deserved it. And who can blame them? What's more fun: listening to economists drone on about interest rates and sequestration, or going after civil rights of people? Hey, come on, that's a trick question. Talking about the economy is the stuff of C-SPAN at 2 a.m.