|The most beautiful sight one can behold. Better than a Miami Wilds don't you think? Too bad the bird species is moving to South Carolina|
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Eye On Miami
Keeping up with a blog is a royal pain in the ass. It has already gotten old. How long have I been doing it? This is the third day. Sitting in my pajamas commenting on the day is not my cup of tea. It feels too personal. Anyway, to comment on the election, I am disappointed that voters made it a super majority to get amendments in the Florida Constitution.
I knew Crist would win. He is better looking than Davis. So no surprises there. I did think that Shaw was pretty good on the Everglades but I think it was time for a change. You might say as an Independent with a Democrat leaning I should be happy about the election and that I shouldn’t “despair.” However, we are in such a deep hole, I don’t think either party can get us out of it now. And, the Democrats will ultimately get the blame for not fixing everything which will translate badly to the next presidential election. Thus, I predict we will get another Republican unless the Democrats can find a good looking candidate.
Back to local politics, while at the polls I was astounded at the stupid questions voters asked me. I wanted to say “Go Home”. They were so uninformed on what they were voting on. That is why all the amendments passed. And, that Zoo thing, developing OUR land with private crap (hotels, theme parks, etc.), how the heck did that pass with over 60%? Oh, yes, feel good, unclear language triumphs again.
Maybe this is a time for this blog to die. I am sitting on a hot deposition (that probably few of you will read) but the despair has taken hold, and instead I reminisce about the bad old days. I have been writing for 8 years (made about $250 in donations during that time)....and what do we get Rick Scott. Wow, depression abounds. Our Blog numbers are great and I look at the Roseate Spoonbill and my heart soars. But the article I took the photo from said they are leaving South Florida:
Although its range is still considered to extend no farther north than the Everglades, the spoonbill turns up here by the dozens and dozens each year. It apparently has joined neo-tropical species such as the white pelican, reddish egret and black whistling duck that are moving from crowded, warming subtropical habitats to the roomier, food rich estuaries of the Lowcountry.
Another year? Do it for the Spoonbill I tell myself but they are leaving for South Carolina. Do it for the endangered Pine Rockland (unfortunately that can't move). Do it for the future of the lobbyist's children who know not what their parents are doing as they all lie to themselves, minimizing the damage they do for the almighty dollar. Let me leave you with a question. If someone upchucks on the bride at her wedding, the daughter of a lobbyist, is that a sign?