Happy Blue Moon Friday, readers. It's Friday and the beginning of a holiday weekend...and the buffalo burgers are calling my name. Enjoy your evening Sift.
A- Bark Bark Woof Woof determines that the Republican Party doesn't offer him anything.
Maybe I'm in the wrong demographic: I'm a middle-aged gay man with a middle-class income that I earn from working in public education. Right there I see three strikes against me in the GOP platform: my rights as a person are not the same as the straight people, my taxes will probably go up under the GOP budget, and they want to rip the guts out of public sector jobs. In the rest of my family, my parents are at risk if Medicare is gutted, my sister stands to lose healthcare because she doesn't get full benefits from her job, my brother's two kids in college could lose Pell grants and cheaper student loans, and my nieces, nephews, and cousins who are under 26 could lose their health insurance if they can't be included on their parents' policies.B- There's more, modern architecture being contemplated for the Lincoln Road area as Curbed Miami shows us.
C- On Two Shores recognizes Marco Rubio for mentioning Cuba during his convention speech last night.
D- One seat per person on the bus, please...at Transit Miami.
So please, when you have a bag — or two, or three, or four — with you on transit, please volunteer to remove it from the seat. Place the item(s) on your lap, under the seat, or, when available, in the overhead luggage rack.E- Salty Eggs picks the five biggest lies out of all the lies that were told by Republicans at their convention.
There were hundreds of lies, large and small, told on the stage at the Republican National Convention. The lies listed below were uncommonly pernicious. They were told again and again in voice after voice, by speakers of differing ideological backgrounds and different political proclivities, suggesting that these are the lies with which Republicans hope to dupe America into voting for them in November.F- Local artist Cary Polkovitz is featured by Arterpillar.
G- The Chowfather updates his Best Burger Miami list [although it actually covers all of South Florida].
The following are the best of the best burgers in Miami according to ME and broken down into Tiers. I limited the list to my Top Twenty and listed them alphabetically within each tier with the exception of Shake Shack because they remain the King.H- Obalesque can't wait for the Democratic convention to begin.
Can you even imagine what Joe Biden will come up with this time? Early line: The smart money predicts with confidence he’ll top Clint Eastwood.I- South Florida Lawyers shows us that there are actually some lawyers with hearts.