I took an extra day off today so I'm still operating on a holiday schedule. At least that's my excuse for the delayed morning Sift. Enjoy!
A- Searching for Signs discusses the recent controversial remarks by Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen.
It goes without saying that his initial comment was quite insulting and deserving of a profuse, sincere apology to a community that has suffered so much at the hands of Castro. Not only from Guillen but from the Marlins organization (which to their credit, they delivered). If this came from someone known to be serious and studious, the remark would be extremely scandalous. However, Jorge’s points about Ozzie’s track-record of making foot-in-mouth remarks, habit of knocking back some adult beverages at the hotel bar and his alleged dabbling in santeria tell me that putting too much thought and analysis into Guillen’s statement is much too disproportionate to the brainpower it took to produce such a brain-fart. It’s almost like blowing up an anthill with an atomic bomb.B- Under the Sun tells us about some guy who is going to be canoeing through the canals of Miami-Dade County.
Next Monday, April 16, Terence will launch his canoe from the canal on NE 79th street and Biscayne Blvd. into the relative unknown of the canal system. Under the Sun will follow his trajectory online and over the airwaves as he passes through the cities of Miami, ending up in Coral Gables Waterway near Cartagena Park.C- Bark Bark Woof Woof explains why Republicans are so upset about President Obama's aggressive defense of the Affordable Care Act.
I think what especially irks them is that it's coming from President Obama, who is, in their eyes, getting dangerously uppity about his re-election campaign. He is not showing the due deference that Democrats and lesser forms of society should show to their betters.D- U.S. Congressman David "I Like To Run Mail Trucks Off The Road" Rivera has finally picked up a challenger for the upcoming elections, according to Eye on Miami.
David Rivera was called "Corrupt"by the Democratic Executive Director and I tend to agree. He is ethically challenged at best. I would vote for Gloria Romero Roses in a heartbeat. Don't complain that she doesn't live in the District. Rivera doesn't either and his legacy of positives during his political career is woefully anemic. Anyway, send her money pronto!