Off to a slow start this morning. Let's check out what's been going on around the SoFla blogosphere, shall we? Here's your morning Sift.
A- Obalesque shares some thoughts on Martin Luther King Day.
We have a long way to go, especially among gunnie cretins waving bibles and copies of the Bill of Rights to defend their god-given rights to hate people to death they think are different from themselves. But at least nobody has asked to see a birth certificate lately.B- Someday Carlos Miller is going to realize that trying to reason with a security guard about constitutional issues is kinda like trying to calmly explain to the guy who just cut you off in traffic that what he did was really rude and inconsiderate.
I was attacked, choked, suffocated and handcuffed by 50 State security guards for shooting video on the Miami-Dade Metrorail Sunday night, escalating a pending state lawsuit into a possible federal suit.C- Bark Bark Woof Woof also has been thinking about MLK Day.
Perhaps the greatest impression that Dr. King had on me was his unswerving dedication to non-violence in his pursuit of civil rights. He withstood taunts, provocations, and rank invasions of his privacy and his life at the hands of racists, hate-mongers, and the federal government, yet he never raised a hand in anger against anyone. He deplored the idea of an eye for an eye, and he knew that responding in kind would only set back the cause. I was also impressed that his spirituality and faith were his armor and his shield, not his weapon, and he never tried to force his religion on anyone else. The supreme irony was that he died at the hands of violence, much like his role model, Mahatma Gandhi.D- Florida Keys Girl previews the Key West Food and Wine Festival.