New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu marks 100 days with 100 projects
Outside review of floodwall plans to be costly~Sheila Grissett
Dave Dixon, driving force behind our New Orleans Saints and Superdome, died this morning ~The team was to be called the Saints, a name Mr. Dixon had cleared with Archbishop Philip M. Hannan. "He thought it would be a good idea," Mr. Dixon recalled in an interview. "He had an idea the team was going to need all the help it could get."
Ladder Herolero Mark Schleifstein on Bob Edwards Weekend!
~When four young pelicans decided to put on a performance of 'synchronised billing' it became a hard act to swallow.The youngsters opened their bills together as a welcome downpour swept across the coast of New South Wales north of Sydney. ~Special thanks~Daily Mail
~Editilla jus'sayin~ Sometimes having such a Big Mouth can come in handy! Of course it helps if one doesn't usually have their foot stuck in it ahem. I love pelicans. It turns out that our Brown Pelicans are the only ones who dive for food. Here's more on our lovely threatened State Bird. ~Hat tip~ Sandy Rosenthal.
~Wonder what some birds say about BPFeds saying all the oil is gone?
Beauty of the Gulf of Mexico is only skin deep thanks to oil spill
~Hat Tip~The Mosquito Coast ~Hat Tweet~docbrite
The Death of Delacroix
I will gladly pay you tomorrow, for the price of a hamburger today
US urges more study of sea damage after BP spill
BP's next big gusher~J.P. Reynolds
~Since the tragedy in the Gulf struck on April 20, a veritable flood of litigation has ensued. As of the time of publication, over 250 civil lawsuits have been filed as a result of the disaster.
Corexit Poisoning: Coast Guard and Obama Administration Betray the People and Country They Are Sworn to Protect~Mark Sircus ~Hat Tweet~Jercope
Satan in a Sunday Hat~Bayou Girl
Oil spill plugged, but more oiled birds than ever are being found~Paul Rioux
NOAA map shows surface waters clear of oil, but crude sightings continue around coast ~al.com
Spike Lee to journalists: “You need to ask questions and not accept the lies being told” by BP and government
~Florida Oil Spill Law
Well plugged, recovery doubts remain
~"We're scared," fisherman Joey Yerkes, 43, said at a meeting Tuesday night in Destin, Fla., with Vessels of Opportunity participants, a BP program that pays boat operators knocked out of work by the spill to assist with response activities. "The end to the leak is good news, but the damage has been done," Yerkes says. "I believe they've destroyed our fish stocks, they've destroyed my living and I'm not sure the water is safe to be in."
Native people fight to survive BP oil
BP planning transition from cleanup to recovery~Naomi King
Semper Fi Nola!
Sunday Funnies~Citizen K
21 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Journey
~"Trickster", acrylic on posterboard ~Polly Jackson
~Editilla Notellas~ We haven't been hanging Ms Polly's paintings for a while because we couldn't bring ourselves to mix them what's been going on in the Gulf. The link above goes to her blog, where she also posts wonderful short stories and essays as which never fail to level out my mood. I highly recommend checking out her paintings on her facebook wall and gallery website located there as well.
Glen Hall III, Leader of The Baby Boyz Brass Band~Red Cotton, Gambit