~State: Corps should pay for long-term, new flood defenses
Standards make levees too costly, some argue
DISCLAIMER! WARNING! BAT SIGNAL!
Contract awarded for raising levee~DISCLAIMER! WARNING! BAT SIGNAL!
Judge: Corps can be sued for flood~Susan Finch~U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval's 40-page ruling "paves the way for the first and only trial that will likely be held on how the Army Corps of Engineers drowned New Orleans" during Hurricane Katrina, said California attorney Pierce O'Donnell, who leads the legal team that filed the case two years ago on behalf of a group of plaintiffs that includes WDSU-TV anchor- man Norman Robinson, who lived in eastern New Orleans.
~Editilla Notellas~A Re'post of this article from early May. We just wanna swing this coconut for the people again...
--since we know everyone is busy getting they holidaze on'n'all...
--but this Trial by Jury will be happening right about time for Mardi Gras, in 113 DAYS!
It will be the trial of the century.
It will make or break the story of the Corps of Engineers' Negligent Homicide in the Federal Flood of New Orleans.
This trial by jury will also test our ability to have any hand in our own flood control for the future.
All the King's horses and all the Queen's men don't matter one gnat's ass If The Levees Break Again.
Struggling U.S. Shrimpers Look for Vision from Next President
~A dozen fresh red roses cradled in baby's breath sit on the console of the shrimper "Queen Mary" as she prepares to cast off from the Morgan City Dock.
The flowers offer prayer to the saints: Our Lady, Star of the Sea, St. Martin de Porres, St. John the Baptist, and St. Peter.
Do 83% of White People in Louisiana Really Think We're On the Right Track?
~We Could Be Famous
~Liptrap's Lament - The Line
Wonkette Sexy Election Parties Coast 2 Coast Around da'World
Your Community. Your Opportunity. Your Conference.
~The small business community is gathering in New Orleans! More than 1,000 entrepreneurs and small business professionals from around the state attend the Alliance for Economic Inclusion (AEI) Annual Conference & Expo to discuss the everyday issues of our work with small and emerging businesses.
World Cultural Economic Forum Convenes In New Orleans
Disaster Case Management Pilot Program Awarded To Louisiana
LA River Expedition Member Penalized for Participation
James Lee Witt Associates Awarded Contract to Assist State of Indiana with Storm Recovery
Tim Ryan on the ‘tipping point’
~ Deon Roberts
Many displaced renters remain on their own~Katy Reckdahl
~Noah Bonaparte Pais
"All of these countries see LouisianaSwamp Fest celebrates Louisiana Cajun culture and heritage through education and entertainment. This family-oriented festival gives visitors insight into the Cajun way of life through cultural demonstrations, music, food and crafts. The weekend salute to Louisiana's Bayou country at the Zoo features hands-on encounters with live Louisiana swamp animals and special animal feedings. Swamp Fest is free with Zoo admission.
— and I don't say this lightly —
as a country unto itself."
~Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu
~Audubon Zoo members get in free!
Mahoney's Po-Boy Shop ~Jaunted
The world's most bad-ass grotesques and gargoyles ~depUtydog
Special thanks, mysunsin
New Orleans To Do
At Krewe Of Boo~BBuzz
Memphis to New Orleans
~Here is the official schedule for the Delta Queen for the next couple of days which might be her last active days as overnight passenger steamboat on the rivers.
Bluebird at Colton School for Prospect 1 openings
~Also please see: Who wants to take part in building New Orleans'
first culinary incubator?
Henry Rollins Uncut:
New Orleans~Humid City