We're headed into the weekend, readers. Take a look at the SFDB Weekend Widget in the right sidebar and make your plans. Here's your morning Sift.
A- Your only in Miami moment of the day at Miamism.
B- Carlos Miller assembles all the videos of his trial and provides a final commentary.
The fact that Assistant State Attorney Thomas D. Graham opted to take this to trial, offering me a couple of weak plea deals along the way, proves he clearly underestimated my tenacity when it comes to these matters.C- There's a new movie coming out that addresses torture and Obalesque takes notice.
That the American public would use this to re-open the debate about its effectiveness and morality is appalling, That it would impact their thinking is morally and intellectually horrifying. This isn’t real, folks. It’s the calculated vision of some dipshit Hollywood director making money off your emotions and impulses.D- Eye on Miami reports on a Miami-Dade county commission meeting that tried to address some issues related to a nuclear plant.
It was a curious performance by the county commission. One observer noted, "First, three or four commissioners call in saying they will not attend. Then it takes until 10:15 AM before Barbara Jordan shows up so they have a quorum of seven. Then, nobody noticed that the acting chair disappeared about 11:00AM so they no longer had a quorum. Finally, when they were down to about four, they realized they did not have a quorum and postponed the meeting. And this was not a zoning meeting about some one's fence or tool shed; this was about billions of dollars of nuclear energy at Turkey Point."E- Bark Bark Woof Woof has some thoughts on Susan Rice.
Are the Republicans going to gloat about this and claim they rolled the president? Sure; smearing someone with dog shit and then laughing and pointing is the kind of thing they love to do.F- Charlie Crist is apparently one popular guy, according to Broward's Blog.
G- The addition of John Kerry and Chuck Hagel to President Obama's cabinet would be a positive development, says On Two Shores.
If rumors are confirmed, and Senators John Kerry and Chuck Hagel join Obama’s cabinet, the President would have constant access to the advice of two of the most respected, pragmatic and level-headed leaders when it comes to Cuba policy.