Friday, July 16, 2004

Friday Florida Blogaround

It’s the middle of July – the low spot for tourism in Florida – so let’s see what’s being written about down here and generate some virtual visitors.

 

First, welcome Misha-Pooh to the Florida Blogs roll.  She’s got a unique style, and she’s also an advocate for animal rescue – gotta love that.

 

  • Blogwood gets ready for Bush’s visit to Tampa today, and also has an alert as to the whereabouts of the Pigmobile that will greet the preznit.
  • Blunted on Reality wonders if Pat Boone – the 1950’s icon of wholesome goodness – might have some issues with the gay marriage amendment.
  • Disourse.net, one of the blogosphere’s big dogs, is based here in Miami and written by University of Miami (my alma mater) professor Michael Froomkin.  Today he notes that Miami has the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world.
  • Florida Politics covers that and a bit more.  The blog is on a break until next week, but there’s a story about George W. Bush’s flagging support in the Cuban community – which is very big news.
  • Kop’s Blog has his take on the latest horror stories from Abu Ghraib.  Let’s not be “stunned and speechless” any longer. 
  • Take a look at News from the Sixth Borough – even though Greg’s on vacation.
  • For those of you who think that BBWW is nothing but all-liberal-all-the-time, note that Ocean Guy: Somewhere on A1A  is a Republican who is also a thoughtful and good writer.
  • South of the Suwannee wonders what’s in a name in some of the un-p.c. geographical designations here in Florida.
  • Spacecoastweb is based in that part of Florida that became famous in the 1960’s – Cape Canaveral – and examines whether or not the Bush campaign needs to worry about winning in that part of the state.
  • Steve Koppelman, aka “hatless.com,” shares some sweet South Asian snacks in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Sticks of Fire just got back from vacation and promises a narrative of life in Panama City.  Meanwhile, he left us a missive about street names.

It goes without saying that there’s a lot more out there for your blogging pleasure, including, of course, the usual suspects at The Liberal Coalition.  Happy Friday.