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Thursday, August 8, 2013

No Skin In The Game ► Part Four

The One Grove mural in Coconut Grove
On the same day I was posting about the upcoming court hearing for Trolleygate, a news article came across my transom that dovetails with that story nicely. Tell me if this doesn't sound familiar:

A nearly all-White town refuses to install bus stops that would make it convenient for Black folk to get to their community. While this fight is between suburban Beavercreek and the nearby city of Dayton, Ohio, it could almost be coming from Coral Gables and Coconut Grove.

James Rosen Responds To Me, Sort Of

James Rosen: brown hair, brown eyes, brown nose
The Resident Fox "News" Historical Revisionist™ has taken time out of his busy-making-up-shit-life to attack me.*

You may remember James Rosen, from such exciting Not Now Silly episodes as Aunty Em Ericann's Bun Fight With James Rosen of Fox "News", or the post Did Roger Ailes Dupe James Rosen, Or Did Rosen Dupe 'Merka? not to mention the more recent James Rosen: Blundering Biographer or Enemy of the State? 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Trolleygate Update ► The End Of The Line?

Artist rendering of the Coral Gables' diesel bus garage designed in a Bahamian style
Circle the court date: August 16th. 

At times it seems the wheels of justice turn ever so slowly. I posted An Introduction to Trolleygate just over 6 months ago. I followed up a few days later with The Trolleygate Dog And Pony Show, which documented the joke of a public information meeting conducted by (allegedly corrupt) Miami Commissioner Marc D. Sarnoff.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Cops Try To Scare Me As I Cover A Non-Protest

No protesters at Dirty Blondes
The Dirty Blonde protest didn't come off as planned. I don't know how many people they expected, but I'm the only one here, except for 2 cops who both took my picture and tried to intimidate me.

To make a short story long:

I went down to the protest out of curiosity and because I had successfully pitched an article to PoliticusUSA on the power of social media. I've never seen anything go viral this fast. On July 28th Keeland Dumont posted a 15-second video on Instagram. It showed an alleged beat down of Alexander Coelho and David Parker by bouncers from Dirty Blonde's Sports Bar. Watch:

Video courtesy Carlos Miller, Photography Is Not A Crime