It's been exactly 51 years since the beginning of the Cuban embargo that was meant to destroy Fidel Castro. Today, Castro and the embargo are still in place. There's a message there for everyone but Cuban-American hardliners. Here's your morning Sift.
A- Go Hydrology! describes the delicate balance of water allocations in the Everglades.
B- The Green Parrot recently celebrated the music of Bob Marley.
C- So you say you have no idea what kuku sabzi is? All Purpose Dark provides some answers.
D- More 2nd Amendment observations at Obalesque.
E- Republicans keep hearing voices in their head. I know one who keeps hearing whispers that Sarah Palin is a prophet. Bark Bark Woof Woof has a few more examples.
F- Justice Building Blog remembers Miami-Dade's Judge Philip Knight who passed away almost 2 years ago but was recently mentioned in a comment at JBB.
He was an automatic finalist for the Papa Hemmingway "look-a-like" contest. He presided over what used to be known as the security courtroom on the third floor, where bullet proof glass separated the participants in the courtroom from the spectators. He was considered one of the brightest and hardworking jurists to ever wear a robe in the REGJB. His case load was always the lowest, due in part to his habit of arriving at the courthouse at the break of dawn to review his calendar and read the pending motions. On most mornings he was in trial before 10:00 A.M., having finished his calendar before many of his colleagues had arrived for work.