Saturday, July 24, 2010

‘Catastrophic release of water’ pours over failed Lake Delhi Dam, Iowa
~Maquoketa River water surges over the bridge of the Delhi Dam as areas surrounding the Maquoketa River continue to flood on Saturday, July 24, 2010. (Photo by Chris Thornton/Special to the Register)

~Map of flood and high flow condition

BP's Oiled Pelicans: "They Look Like Dead Angels in the Sand"
~Georgianne Neinaber

A reminder: Raccoon Island Bird Kill

Scientists sign letter to Admiral Allen on Louisiana’s response to Deepwater Horizon blowout ~LaCoastPost
~But! But! What would Ivor say? WWI???
Bonnie barely alive~Wunderblog
~Tropical Depression Bonnie is barely clinging to life. Wind shear of 25 knots and dry air from an upper-level low pressure system over the Gulf of Mexico are taking their toll on Bonnie, which is now just a swirl of low clouds accompanied by a small clump of heavy thunderstorms on the north side of the center of circulation. These thunderstorms are now visible on New Orleans long range radar, and will arrive in coastal Louisiana early this afternoon, well ahead of the center. The Hurricane Hunters are in Bonnie, and have found a much weaker storm with top winds of just 30 mph.

Ships to move back to the oil area

Gulf spill lessons: blog more than goddamn once/month? ~Ecoconnect
~Editilla Hotellas~ We touched up the title there a tad ahem. One of our padnas sent us this one to Editillarant on, but frankly so much has happened in the past month that that is all I have to say about it. Ha! HA! Get off the dipstick folks.
I read the piece, and have No Problem Paying Tax Dollars To Any Scientists to come down here and jump in this Oil Crime. Hell, if we don't snag them for the People's Witness then BP will snatch them up like Expert Candy.
That is a fact as borne out by the sell-out of Ivor van Heerden and his doing blow-job Advomercials downplaying Wetlands Impacts for BP.
I think the Ecoconnects, and the Smart Planets, and the Planetizens need to get off of their Bourgeois Naivete Assitzens and get on top of this Oil Crime! After directing 8 Memphis Earth Day Celebrations from 1990, I'm embarrassed by the Mouse'cockiness of our current Environmentalists Mainstream. These are Not the People who started Earth Day, a day which will live now in Infamy. April 22, 2010. 4/22
What a herd of Fuckless Meeses! Jeezus!
Al Gore got himself a marital problem (and no small amount of family oil stock) and he's off the grid. Sierra Club is less than whining... more like Mewling. Why isn't EVERYONE Crossing 65' Lines Here? Because this country has gone to the Mall in a Hand Basket?
What we've got hea'yah is a fail'yah ta'comoonicate!
What we have here is a grievous blow to the veracity of expert court testimony.
So hell yeah, let's get all the scientists from around the country on the Gulf Coast now. But then again, the rest of the country will find itself dealing with this Oil Crime in their own backyards, physically, really. So maybe we'll need smart people there too paying attention.
But one thing is becoming apparent to me, to wit: if we don't do it as a People, then these preternational corporations are just going to Suck Our Blood.
I'm beginning to wonder if they even need consumers any longer.
Thanks, Meercat! And thanks Natalie Portman As 'Black Swan', Touche!

Clare Bayard, "A Slow Motion Katrina"
~Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Feinberg: “BP delaying relief payments”~Disenfranchised Citizen
Update: Tropical Depression Bonnie fizzling out?~WWL

Southeast Louisiana prepares for Bonnie, just in case~Mark Schleifstein

~Grand Isle Louisiana Oil Spill Sign ~Sage Lewis

~A benefit poster by local artist Christy Works-Boutte was unveiled.
Prints will be sold for $30, and the original will be auctioned off at Island Aid.
For more info, check the event’s

St. Bernard residents outside levee system should consider evacuating for Bonnie, parish president says

Unleashing river to fight oil causes massive oyster kills~Nikki Buskey

Researchers confirm subsea Gulf oil plumes are from BP well~The announcement came on the same day that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that its researchers have confirmed the existence of the subsea plumes at depths of 3,300 to 4,300 feet below the surface of the Gulf. NOAA said its detection equipment also implicated the BP well in the plumes' creation.

BP Litigation: From the Bayou to . . . Boise?~WSJ

Law professor publishes timely book on environmental protections

The Public Access Crusade of Carl Malamud ~On the Media, NPR

China fights to contain its own oil disaster
~A laborer cleans up oil near Dalian port in northern China, after an underwater pipeline blast.

Our Client, Spike Lee, Returns to New Orleans Five Years After Katrina . . . "If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise" Debuts on HBO August 23 and 24 at 9PM. Don't Miss It! And make sure to kiss our genitalia!

36 Days 2 Year 5:
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Bonnie downgraded to Tropical Depression
~The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of Bonnie at 11:35 a.m. EDT on July 23, 2010. Although the storm lacks a discernible eye, it appears as a solid cloud mass that spans southern Florida.~NASA
~ SkyTruth Bonnie approaches, but slicks from BP #oilspill not as big as when Alex went by - good news? -

Scientists sign letter to Admiral Allen on Louisiana’s response to Deepwater Horizon blowout ~LaCoastPost

Remote Area Medical to give free oil spill healthcare in New Orleans Aug 27-29~COTO Report

Scientists: Oil plumes definitely from BP's well ~WWL

Oil & Water: Economics and Preserving Cajun Culture

BP Cleanup Workers Gone Wild
~Mac McClelland, Mother Jones

BP Hires Prison Labor to Clean Up Spill While Coastal Residents Struggle


SkyTruth Blooms Into New Site

~Obama moratorium may be result of being twice bitten~The Lens
Tropical Storm Bonnie Makes Debut

Rigs, ships moving away from Gulf oil spill site

Gov Jindal Declares State of Emergency

Jindal, Landrieu say they're prepared for Tropical Storm Bonnie ~WWL

Don't forget your Rising Tide T-shirt!
You know all proceeds go to keep their keynote speaker out of jail
~Library Chronicles

From bay to bay, the scene along Louisiana's coast darkens~Jim Amoss

Study: BP Oil Disaster Could Cost Gulf Economy $22.7 Billion

BP managers named 'party in interest' to rig probe

BP’s Partners in Well Try to Distance Themselves~John Schwartz

Southwest Wisconsin Flooded

Grand Isle to host Island Aid festival in lieu tarpon rodeo~Molly Reid

Reconciled~Clancy DuBos, Gambit

Does God hate New Orleans?~Salon


37 days 2 year 5:
A Photographic Journey

Dancing to New Orleans
~Whicker's World

Thursday, July 22, 2010

St. Tammany Parish president refuses to allow barge removal protecting Lake Pontchartrain~New
~St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis threatened arrest Thursday afternoon for anyone who tries to remove the barges protecting Lake Pontchartrain from the encroaching oil spill, a situation that likely will worsen now that a tropical storm is forecast to enter the Gulf of Mexico and strike the western Louisiana coast.

Louisiana authorities report oil sightings from BP Oil Spill
~Activists covered in food coloring made to look like oil protest BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in Mexico City on Thursday. The sign at far left translates as "Petroleum kills animals."

~IBRRC July 22: oiled bird numbers: Captured alive: 1397, Collected dead: 2599, Released clean: 551: #gulf #oilspill

Okay, You’re Right, I’m Wrong
– Lets Stop Drilling~Garland Robinette

Gulf Fisheries Opened: Safe Or BP Politics, PR and "Sock Puppetry?" ~Georgianne Neinaber, Known Media Felon In Drag

Hello Bonnie
~The National Hurricane Center on Thursday upgraded Tropical Depression 3 to Tropical Storm Bonnie.

Governor Jindal says of hurricanes:

Flags Up Everybody! Welcome to Jay's page o' hurricane images.

Oil spill hearings: Protective devices unused because they were the wrong kind, BP official says

States tweak requests for mental health aid addressing BP Oil Spill stress
~Bill Barrow

The State of Mental Health on the Gulf Coast…BP Hasn’t Given a Dime
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Love is in the Air~American Zombie
~Hey, when did the TP editorial staff and Kenneth Feinberg start dating?

Blackout: Mac McClelland on reporting from the Gulf~Alex Woodward, Gambit

Landrieu’s group studying jail meets in private; no plans to take comments from public ~Karen Gadbois, The Lens
Tropical Depression Three forms

Workers on Doomed Rig Voiced Concern About Safety~Ian Urbina
~SkyTruth BP #oilspill: Industry oversight - "overlook" more accurate? 75% of oil industry lobbyists worked for Fed govt -

More doctored BP photos come to light

BP holding GIS data that WE paid for!

Information Limited for Scientists to study Gulf Oil Spill

Smithsonian holdings to aid researchers in Gulf~Brett Zongker
~Scientists studying the massive BP oil spill are turning to a vast collection of preserved animals at the Smithsonian to see what kind of changes the oil spill may wreak among life forms in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP stays: Alaska assets not part of sale to raise money
~Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

4 Oil Firms Commit $1 Billion for Gulf Rapid-Response Plan~Jad Mouawad

~Oil spill in Dalian, China~Boston Globe, The Big Picture

Corps admits miscues in flood Nashville flood

Claiborne Avenue expressway demolition gets support in report
~Bruce Eggler

~This artist's rendering shows how the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and St. Bernard Avenue might look without the overhead expressway.
Hoping to give further momentum to an idea that has picked up a growing number of adherents in recent years, a group of local civic activists and planners today will release a detailed report advocating the removal of the elevated expressway over Claiborne Avenue.

An insider's guide to Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans most spirited event ~Tod Price

38 days 2 year 5:
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~Hat Tweet~charlotteAsh

Southern Rep At Le Chat Noir Announces Summer Events

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gathering storm halts BP oil well work
~A storm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug the ruptured oil well to a near standstill Wednesday. Work on the relief well - now just days from completion - was suspended, and the cap that has been keeping the oil bottled up since last week may have to be reopened, allowing crude to gush into the sea again for days, said retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen.
~WBRZ Captains say BP telling them to clear out of Gulf

Millions Of Fish Wash Ashore In Gulfport ~Hat Tip~Library Chronicles

BP Oil Well’s stability unclear
~Sandy Davis

~Radar and MODIS, July 19 ~SkyTruth
~Satellite Imaging of Oil Slicks - A Primer

97L gets disrupted by Hispaniola

~Hat Tweet~kareng
Rexdingler Sign the Petition to Restore the Gulf: #drewbrees #peytonmanning #elimanning #nola #betheone #oilspill #gulfcoast #love

Gov. Bobby Jindal says 67 million gallons of oil from Gulf of Mexico spill remain in the water
~Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, left, talks with Maj. Gen. Bennett Landreneau, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, as they fly over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.
~Editilla das bootellas!~
You can tell a lot about some people from their boots, where they've been to where they're going.
But, can somebody tolla'me where they got dem'boots?

The Atlantic
website mixes Jindal, Landrieus, Vitter, Cao and oil

Three Months of BP's Disaster
Sen. Landrieu, the people have spoken
~Sunshine Bond, GRN

It's Hump Day! Let's get slabbed!

Gulf Coast needs BP's money, tainted or not ~James Gill

After spill, Big Oil boosts lobbying

Transocean Is BP Spill Focus as Five Workers Named `Parties of Interest'
~The panel began a third round of hearings this week in Kenner, Louisiana, near the New Orleans airport. Today’s hearing was canceled after four Transocean employees declined to testify, said Coast Guard Captain Hung Nguyen.

Oil spill media blackout evidence:
BP buying scientists to hide data
~Maryann Tobin

EPA Whistleblower Accuses Agency of Covering Up Effects of Dispersant in BP Oil Spill Cleanup
~The_Gambit CDC's "Gulf Spill Info for Parents."

US oil spill could destroy 100,000 jobs
~While the bayou state's unemployment rate remains well below the national average of 9.5 percent, the data comes amid warnings that a worst-case scenario would see 100,000 jobs lost across the Gulf Coast.

Louisiana’s Wetlands: A Lesson in Nature Appreciation~Hat Tweet~letwits

Louisiana blue crabs are tough, but Gulf oil spill might be tougher
~Bob Marshall

Fishing and Breathing BP's Oil: What's "Safe?"~Georgianne Nienaber
Wings and a prayer: One brown pelican's journey of hope

~Our man Shamar made the Google/AP front page!

Growing China oil spill threatens sea life, water~China's largest reported oil spill had more than doubled by Wednesday, closing beaches on the Yellow Sea and prompting an environmental official to warn the sticky black crude posed a "severe threat" to sea life and water quality.
~In this photo released by Greenpeace, a firefighter rushes to aid his colleague who ran into trouble amid thick oil cover as they attempted to fix an underwater pump in Dalian, China on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Crude oil started pouring into the Yellow Sea off a busy northeastern port after a pipeline exploded late last week, sparking a massive 15-hour fire. The government says the slick has spread across a 70-square-mile stretch of ocean. (AP Photo/Jiang He, Greenpeace)
~Editilla gotta Pointella~That is non-Dispersant oil. While we have our Pelicans gobbed in goo, China throws their people right into it, hard crude.
Those are Humans in that oil. They will die. Don't kid yourselves.
China seeks to limit damage from oil spill~LA Times
~Vessels and booms are deployed in the waters off the Chinese port city of Dalian to help clean up the oil spill in the Yellow Sea. (China Daily / July 19, 2010)

China Oil Spill PHOTOS: Official Warns Of 'Severe Threat'

New Master of the Exquisite Corps in New Orleans takes over Friday

39 days 2 year 5:
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~Jus''s a water ballet now. Do we love it or fear it?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Eyes Wide Hoping~Pistolette
~Hat Tip~American Zombie
Gulf Coast states lag behind others in getting contracts for oil disaster work~Ariella Cohen, The Lens
~judyb1954 'No way' for BP to make shrimpers whole #oilspill
~Editilla @judyb1954 They were on NPR the Chauvins, very fine people. What a story, 5 Generations of shrimpers #oilcano #bpcares

"Graveyard Of The Gulf"
by Nick Zantop~Plutonian Mac

A letter from the Gulf Coast from me to you tonight~Green Heritage News

Today in BP Oil Disaster: Day 92 ~Gambit

News Sites Trying New Approaches to Handling Anonymous Comments
~As risks of Twitter brevity become clear (above), Twitter’s usefulness to crowd sourcing turned Georgianne Nienaber on to a great story for Huffington Post: Coast Guard Petty Officer Rachel Polish is spokesperson of the Deepwater Horizon Response team. A reservist, her day job is with the public relations company that represents BP.
Nienaber said tips poured into her Facebook page and were on target. Polish is a branding specialist whose job at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide includes many of her Coast Guard responsibilities and vice versa.
97L a threat to become a tropical depression on Wednesday ~Wunderblog
~ hurricanetrack Looks like NOAA and the AFR will be busy these next few days:

Oils Well That Ends Well
~Horatio Algeranon

Some Complications in BP’s Asset Sales

Every minute of the future is a memory of the past~moosedenied~Hat Tweet~skooks
Hearings Update: BP did not suspend drilling operations after report of leaking blowout preventer
~David Hammer

Feds rent entire floor in New Orleans for criminal probe of oil disaster

New air data analysis shows ongoing public health threat from BP Oil Disaster~Sue Sturgis, Facing South

LSU researchers study impacts of oil
~LSU sociology professors Matthew Lee and Troy Blanchard conducted a survey of the health impacts the ongoing Deepwater Horizon disaster is having on people living in Louisiana's coastal communities.
"The indication is, at least at this point, that the human health impacts are real and substantial," Blanchard said in a statement on the NSF website. "Right now, the data suggest that significant public health resources may be required to assist residents in the coastal parishes of Louisiana in dealing with the consequences of this disaster."

Gulf cattle ranchers fear toxins after oil spill~Alexandria Sage

BP photoshops fake photo of crisis command center, posts on main BP site
~John Aravosis

Blackout: Media Shutout on the Louisiana Coast~Gambit
~But under whose authority are these restrictions enforced?   
"We have no idea," says Marjorie Esman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, which, she says, has been flooded with complaints from members of the press who've experienced access problems. "One of the concerns we've had all along is nobody seems to know who's making these decisions — whether it's BP telling the Coast Guard what to do, whether it's the Coast Guard telling BP what to do, we don't know. It's an important distinction because we can't have a private company running our government."

Post-9/11 Militarism Helps BP, Hurts America~Kelley B. Vlahos

La paradis de la Louisiane

40 days to year 5:
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Monday, July 19, 2010

A New Orleans Diary -- Leaving Town, After Six Months~Harry Shearer
~ pbodenheimer Apparently I am an urban farmer without realizing it. Meet my new chicken friend living under my front steps.

Proof campaign to fight Katrina Shorthand is working
Q: Why was New Orleans built in such a stupid location?
A: New Orleans is right where she needs to be.
Editilla Answer: Where the hell else do you locate a major sea port, Nimrod?

~Two tropical waves worth watching~Wunderblog

290 Exposure-Related Cases; Officials Continue to Monitor Health Impacts ~LA Dept of Health and Hospitals

Cajuns staying put despite oil spill toll

White House says BP cap is leaking, chain of command still uncertain
~Updata~ Thad Allen reverses himself, bends over for BP, backs up lo, slow and easy to pull the Corporate Gravy Train
skooks skooks Strangest quote ever RT @NOLAnews BP's Kent Wells: "We're in a good position to not have a catastrophic event"
Editilla Editilla @skooks In engineering terms he's admitting Failure--just not Catastrophic. Of 56 NO-COE "Events" 8/29/05, only 3 were labeled catastrophic.
~Editilla Twits Out~
I gotta add here, those 3 Catastrophic "Events" were the 17th Street Canal Failure, the London Ave Canal Failure and the Industrial Canal Failure, which indisputably accounted for 80% of the flood water to devastate New Orleans that fateful day.
The word "Event" carries a very specific set of definitions to every engineer I grew up with or have spoken to regarding Failure. Engineers do not like to hear the word "Event". Katrina was NOT the "Event". When an engineer hears the word "Event" they want to know to what degree it involves their engineering.
Engineers that I know simply don't speak in abstract terms about Engineering Failure. That an "Event" contains a Failure of a Structure is not the Question.
The Question is the Degree of Failure, and Catastrophic means FUBAR.

~Pelicans fly over a sunrise service at the Gulf Shores State Pavilion in Gulf Shores, Ala. July 18, 2010.

Obama launches policy to protect nation's oceans?~Mark Schleifstein
~Editilla Crowtellas~Isn't His'O'ner a little slow on the dip stick here? Sometimes, Obama's utter clueless bourgeois naivete on this oil spill makes me laugh/cry so hard I could shit tar balls. Plans? His'O'ner has Plans? He's got PR.
Obama's got 2 years. Then he's got nothing and it's Sayonara Sucker. Who is it for 2012 and will they be another Oil Industry cock sucker? Hillary? Bo'Joe?

Children on mission to save sea turtles from oil spill disaster
~Alexandria Town Talk

Emergency Drive to Save Gulf's Latest Victims: Abandoned Dogs

Hearings: Underwater robot maker fails to appear, meeting adjourns

Drilling Ban Judge Won’t Step Down Due to Investments
~Much more detail on this Profiteer King Judge, here from Slabbed

RICO law made to combat Mafia now used by plaintiffs in BP lawsuits

Gov. Bobby Jindal seeks expedited seafood testing to reopen commercial fishing~Paul Rioux

Focus turns to future of shellfish, marshlands

Louisiana biologist sees future in shrimp crawfish

Fresh Water Aimed at Oil Kills Oysters

New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board Creates New Marsh ~WWL
Feds let British Petroleum keep Crown

Thad Allen Says Team Observing Macondo Well for Seepage and Possible Methane~Georgianne Nienaber
~Editilla Say~Seapin' Seabeds Batman!!!!!

BP hires company to handle oil spill claims whose goal is "reducing payouts" for clients~Criss Kromm, ISS

Cleanup pay will be deducted from oil claims~John DeSantis
~Oil Spill Lawsuits: BP Spending Big To Acquire An Army Of Expert Witnesses~Humid Beings~But! But! What Would Ivor Say?? WWIS???

As the sand berms turn:
Slabbed goes on assignment,
Drake adds outstanding analysis

Let The River Run Through It: Harnessing the Mississippi to Save Louisiana's Wetlands from the Oil Spill ~EDF

Obama's Fifth Gulf Coast Visit Really Helps A Lot

Federal inquiries on oil rig incidents spotty, review finds~Marc Kaufman

BP should face criminal probe for its role in freeing Lockerbie bomber, Sen. Chuck Schumer says
~Erin Durkin

Robbing New Orleans to Pay for BP's Spill~Mac McClelland

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~TheAbitaBeer SOS will be on some shelves today. Let us know where you find it. Visit & leave an SOS message, Save Our Shore!

And in the meantime, special thanks to Ken McCarthy...
Gambit reads Playboy so you don’t have to~Will Coviello

Live web-casts from 'Tales of the Cocktail' in New Orleans
My letter to the President @ @ 1 in the forking AM...
Dear Mr. President.
when you meet with PM Cameron on Tuesday please let's not do the reverse bend-over Lord Chamberlain thing, ok?
BP has completely controlled this situation, which has lost you the next election. Yet, if you bow down to this oil crime, as it seems your every action indicates, you can forget about another term in office.
Americans have watched you defer to British Petroleum at every turn of BP's self-created disaster. We are at the mercy of unfathomable threats to our shores. And you have given BP every opportunity to profit at our expense.
But if you bend over and take it from Cameron, then I won't have any respect left for you, and shall fear for the soundness of our democracy.
You have somehow believed your advisers and felt it was OK to go on vacation while the Gulf Coast of Your Country is dying. Wrong. Bad Move that one.
No Golf. No pretty pictures for you until your Nation is protected and healed.
I mean, come on.
You are losing Afghanistan.
You are losing the Gulf of Mexico.
You don't seem to be on the ball with infrastructure jobs either. So, what else do you have to offer but salvation for Wall Street?
What? I'm genuinely confused here.
No Space Program.
No National Rail System.
No Infrastructure Investment to speak of, so what will you do in the next 2 years to salvage your squandered presidency? What?
This oil crime is ridiculous and you need to land on it. Failure here will doom your chances for a 2nd term. Nobody will vote for your handing us over to the British.
Sounds simple, because it is simple. You have nothing else really working for the people. Nothing.
I'm just wondering why you haven't fired these people who have completely ruined your presidency.
If you come down to the Gulf just to SQUAT ON THE BEACH one more time, then I will know you did not receive this letter.
Thank you,
Editilla the Pun

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Official: Seep found near BP's blown out oil well

Who's Running This Fkn Snake Farm?
~And this from Drake Toulouse, Disenfranchised Citizen
Failed safety device on Deepwater Horizon rig was modified in China

BP now says well cap to remain closed indefinitely, pucks Thad Allen's mouth
~What? No word from Thad Allen? He said yesterday that there would definitely be opening and containment once the tests are over.
“As we continue to see success in the temporary halt of oil from the leak, the U.S. government and BP have agreed to allow the well integrity test to continue another 24 hours," he said. "When this test is eventually stopped, we will immediately return to containment,” he added.
Guess BP actually does still call the shots here? So much for Unified Command.
Welcome to BP Federal Unified Command (BPFUC)

Who's on First, What's on Second, I don't know is on 3rd with this BP Oil Cap? Is it BP Doug UnSuttles? Or is it US Thad The Impaler? Battle Royal!

If Slabbed can make it there, we’ll make it anywhere….

Oil shutoff only temporary
~Sandy Davis

Black Gold, Who’s making money from the oil spill?~Ryan Tracy

Crisis along corridor~Jeff Moore

BP Oil Crime could affect boat insurance policies~Masako Hirsch

Get up to Date on Gulf Disaster with Kindra Arnesen on Hardtail News Radio, Full Interview~Plutonian Mac

Wings and a prayer: A graphic short story of one brown pelican's journey of hope~Ken Harrison
~Beloved pelicans offer us a way to wrap our minds around the Gulf oil spill~Sheila Stroup

~judyb1954 one of the many bird species being treated #oilspill : Roseate Spoonbills with photo: 2 minutes ago via web

~skooks Boiling crabs. It's too damn hot for this.

Maine research trip starts to study whales caught in Gulf oil spill

Valdez spill's effects on fish raise concerns~Mathew Tresauge~Pacific herring vanished after disaster, and Gulf fishermen fear it will happen here.

“Florida Releases July 17, 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Situation Update”
~The Bitch Clown

Cal Fire sends mapping specialist to assist with gulf oil spill

Poll indicates that Louisiana residents don't fully understand flood insurance coverage~Rebecca Mowbray

Corps to increase MO River releases
~The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will start releasing more water from Gavins Point Dam at Yankton in order to evacuate flood water being stored in the Missouri River reservoirs.

*He is out there and he is Out Of Control!

Sunday Funnies~Citizen K
~Bwhahahahahaha Duke! Click to enlarge. More from Da'Citizen...

HUD to Hold National Fair Housing Policy Conference in New Orleans

Urban farming is catching on in NOLA
~Matt Davis

42 days 2 year 5:
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~ Editilla Harry Shearer's goes LIVE August 1. Tickets: #nola #levees #EightTwentyNine #BigUnEasy #gulf