~The Palm Beach Post~H/T~Levees.org
~The federal government's failure after Hurricane Katrina — "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" — might turn out to be nothing compared with its failure before Katrina missed NOLA.
Civil Engineers weigh on Corps liability for flood damage
~"Fortunately, our great democracy has mechanisms in place to prevent such criminal acts and that is the judiciary. In this case, once again, our judicial system, protected the society from criminally negligent engineers who try to keep their jobs or gain financially at the expense of public safety."
~Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, Ph.D., P.E.
New Orleans Celebrates Federal Flood Liability Ruling--But Will It Hold Up?~Faithful Progressive
Calling All Charity Babies
As many of you know, Wally Thurman is an incredible Lower Mid-City resident and also a lead plaintiff on the lawsuit against Mayor Nagin for violating the City Charter.
Wally was born in the front room of his Lower Mid-City home that has been in his family for generations.
Well, Wally's turning 80 year's old! So to celebrate his life, and to show our support of Lower Mid-City we are throwing him a birthday party! Join us to celebrate and show your support of Lower Mid-City this Saturday, Nov. 21st, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
- The 200 block of S. Tonti (between Cleveland and Palmyra) will be blocked off and decorated.
- Party from 6:00pm - 9:00pm THIS Saturday, Nov. 21st.
- Live music will feature the Franklin Avenue Underpass Jazz Band, Charmaine Neville, the Hot 8 Brass Band, Tom McDermott and Dr. Guitar.
- The Outerbanks Bar will be firing up the outdoor grill and serving drinks.
- Congratulations to all who have fought so hard and to everyone who has shown their support.
~"Our campaign finance laws were designed to ensure transparency," said Melanie Sloan, CREW's executive director.
"Sen. Landrieu cannot ignore a law she finds inconvenient simply to save herself the embarrassment of acknowledging she received illegal campaign contributions. If Sen. Landrieu did nothing wrong, she has no reason not to come clean with the American people and explain why she turned over $25,000 in contributions to the Treasury."
Senator Landrieu to host fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid In NOLA
~Robert Travis Scott
~Editilla sayz Ax the Rx~ What's in your wallet, Breaux?
And, how do you spell RELIEF? C-A-R-V-I-L-L-E!
**~soz'ya knows we ain't afraid of no militant honky rituals...
Buuut, Editilla prefers local pagan rituals, where all da'colors swing fo'da Black'N'Gold Nation. Where'yat wit'da Who'dats?
Poor Precious Black Boy Raised By W.W.W.L.V.E.S! Becomes Wealthy Pro Football Player!
~Wealthy Women Who Love Verile Ethnic Scenes
So long. And thanks for all the fishwrap~Library Chronicles
When a Coon'Ass sayz I'M BROKE---He's BROKE
~An out of work Coon'ass oilfield hand answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner.
'Good morning,' said the young man. 'If I could take a couple of minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners.'
'Go away!' said the unemployed oilfield hand. 'I'm broke and haven't got any money!' and he proceeded to close the door.
Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed it wide open. 'Don't be too hasty!' he said. 'Not until you have at least seen my demonstration.' And with that, he emptied a bucket of horse manure onto his hallway carpet. 'If this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse manure from your carpet, Sir, I will personally eat the remainder.'
The unemployed oilfield hand stepped back and said, 'Well let me get you a fork, 'cause they cut off my electricity this morning.'
Coming up in this week’s Gambit: Swear-free edition
Get Faced~Alex Woodward
Oak Street wine bar plans approved by New Orleans City Council~Bruce Eggler
Oak Street businesses ready for Po-Boy Fest crowds~Emilie Bahr
Miss. blues trail marker going up in Ferriday~Vershal Hogan