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A- Bark Bark Woof Woof summarizes the third and final day in Charlotte.
I just watched the repeat of President Obama's acceptance speech, and it was pretty good. It was not a soaring oration, but I didn't expect that. He delivered more of a State of the Union address, with a long list of what he wanted to finish, and a stark reminder of what the GOP offers. And the Democrats, at long last, are going to be a lot more aggressive in making their case.B- Cuban-American hardliner influence on American politics continues to wane, according to On Two Shores, who addresses some recent comments made by former president Jimmy Carter.
Yes, we elected Ileana, Mario, David, Marco and Debbie into office, but not for their intransigence on Cuba policy, which DOES NOT reflect the views of the majority of Cuban-Americans in South Florida today, MOST Americans throughout the country, or even Cuba’s most prominent dissidents, including recently-deceased Oswaldo Paya. Sadly, these “leaders” still wield considerable influence in Congress and over the Executive Branch when it comes to Cuba policy.C- The305.Com has the video of Dwyane Wade's recent appearance on David Letterman.
D- Radio or Not got some local press in Boca Magazine.
E- Eye on Miami reveals a few of David Rivera's campaign contributors.
I hope the whole lot of you are embarrassed to have your name here, supplying David Rivera with lavish financing to keep this scoundrel in Federal office, embarrassing all of us honest citizens.F- Obalesque summarizes the state of grant writing.
G- Go Hydrology! explains why Lake O fills so quickly when it rains hard.
H- South Florida Guy shares a few photos of the picturesque Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.
This is probably the easiest lighthouse to visit in one of the most stunning locations in Florida. It is hard to believe this lighthouse was built in the wilderness as an outpost. Now it's dead center in some of the highest priced real estate in Florida.I- The Chowfather posts a collection of photos from the latest Cobaya dining experiment.