Saturday, November 13, 2010

Aung San Suu Kyi Free at Last~Irrawaddy
~Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was finally released from house arrest in Rangoon at around 5 pm on Saturday, welcomed enthusiastically by a wide public still angry and disappointed by the results of Sunday's election.

“Long live Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,” cheered several thousands of her supporters near her house on University Avenue in Rangoon, in welcoming their leader, who has continued to inspire Burma's oppressed people with her non-violent democratic struggle against the rogue regime throughout the past two decades.

Catholic bishops say more exorcists are needed~Governorcist Bobby Jindal says "I've got the job I want, unless you're talking VP 'Zaphir' to Haley Babar 2012" --or at least president of the RNC, which would mean dislodging that fellow ethnic yet loud uppity black man Steel... a doable though disagreeable endeavor.

Hey C-Note~American Zombie

Renovating old NOCCA site proves too pricey for Lusher~Uptown Messenger

NOLA Urban Farmers Struggle With Toxins And Red Tape~Susan Buchanan

New Orleans tails~NOLAFemmes

Crawfish beignets reign at downtown Thibodaux festival~John DeSantis

Boogie down to help Basin
~Amanda Mcelfresh
~The Atchafalaya Basin Keeper watches over the basin's water quality, and proceeds from LAFestival will raise money for its legal action fund. Dore said that in addition to the music, there will also be an environmental expo set up to educate people about the basin and environmental issues. Besides Sonny Landreth, Givers, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears and Trees on Fire, other acts scheduled to appear are Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, Brother Dege, Chief Monk Boudreaux, Nevillution featuring Cyril Neville and Family and Anders Osbourne.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Crowd unleashed frustrations, suspicions about new jail
~Matt Davis, The Lens

New questions surface about troubled housing recovery program
~David Hammer

Sitting On My Porch Part Fifty Eight : Just Thinking~Cliff's Crib

Mass resignations at the once storied firm of legendary litigator Wendell Gauthier? The answer my friend is blowin’ on the Slab, the answer is blowing on the Slab…

Saturday - Green Up New Orleans Sponsors Free Community Conference and Concert at Dillard University
~Red Cotton, Gambit

Friday Reads~dakinikat, Sky Dancing

Growing pressure on water supplies affecting one in five global businesses
~Juliette Jowit

Reeling from BP, Alabama residents still seek assistance to rebuild after Katrina~Ada McMahon, Facing South

Tony Hayward “All the oil is gone.”
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Dispersants' Toxic Legacy
~Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones

*DEADLINE IS TODAY* Sign Riki Ott’s letter to Congress — Simple Instructions~Florida Oil Spill Law

Inaugural fest to benefit Atchafalaya Basin ~Marsha Sills

Downtown Thibodaux readies for twin events

Saints Bye Week Makes for a Big Weekend~Blackened Out

~This Sunday! Nov. 14th, 11am-7pm, Oask Street @ S. Carrollton
~The 2010 New Orleans Po-Boy Preservation Festival presented by Blue Plate Mayonnaise will feature three stages with live music, arts and crafts, a children's section with games and prizes, panel discussions covering the history of the po-boy, a raffle for a jet ski and, of course, the best tasting po-boys in New Orleans.

Street Artist Swoon plans an art house in New Orleans~Doug MacCash

EMERGE: St. Claude Arts District &
Beyond 41 Artists from the Saratoga
Collection @ the OGDEN Museum of
Southern Art~Rex Dingler

~Red Cotton, Gambit

S'All Great! S'All I'm Sayin...Ya'Heard?


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I’ve seen the future, man, it’s bubbly… ~moosedenied

Drew Brees: WWII vets still deserve our attention

Election glossed over wars -- and warriors: A guest column by Bradford J. Kelley

'Who Dat' fight heads to court today
~Jay Vice,

Mississippi River diversion near Myrtle Grove debated at Crown Point meeting
~Mark Schleifstein

Governor Meemaw On W's Katrina Spin ~Adrastos, First Draft

State tells school system it won't get expected $147 million in funding ~WWL

Is Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal plotting another getaway?~James Gill

What is the most important story not being told in New Orleans?
~Humid Beings

HDLC~Library Chronicles
~HDLC is a non-elected, unapproachable quasi-governmental body empowered to levy fines on people whose houses don't conform to the arbitrary aesthetic ideals set forth by a club of social elites. They love to talk about "historic preservation" as though they're doing God's work, but mostly what they do is make it as difficult as possible for families of modest means to own homes in much of New Orleans.

Delachaise neighbors brace for next fight over shuttered apartments
~Uptown Messenger

Lee Zurik Investigation: NOPD payroll fraud? ~WVUE

Gusman open to negotiations about how jail is financed
~Matt Davis, The Lens

~Also~Thousands arrested needlessly on warrants; Serpas makes pledge to end NOPD policy

Turn on the lights at Hardin Park
~T-P editorial

A different kind of tee-off at City Park tomorrow~Alejandro de los Rios

Jindal book offers few La. solutions
~Michelle Millhollon

White House Edits Mischaracterized Moratorium Report
~Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones

Oil-Industry Suit on U.S. Drilling Rules Set for Trial ~Bloomberg

1,200 Gulf oil spill 'vessels of opportunity' waiting to be cleaned

~ Birders & friends: Audubon live webcast 11/18 on Gulf restoration to help birds, habitat affected by BP

Slabbed be killin'it over there

Cholera Moves Into the Beleaguered Haitian Capital ~NYT

Haiti: Testimony From Camp Corail as Cholera Looms~Georgianne Nienaber
~Hat Tip~

ARNO on overload from hoarder’s dogs!~Laura Bergerol

Thanksgiving is Coming
~Blackened Out

New Orleans Abita Christmas Ale Pub Crawl 12/3/10

Get Ready for A Wild Week! New Orleans Fringe Festival Nov. 17-21

The Acadiana Film Festival
~Defend New Orleans

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the Congo Square Rhythms Festival

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

All roads lead back to Jefferson Parish ~slabbed~Also~Rut Roh! Its double trouble Gretna style. An update from the pig pen.

Charlotte Sometimes~moosedenied

NOPD feels love from council
~Matt Davis, The Lens

The Incarceration Capital of the US
~Jordan Flaherty

Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East considers 1.09-mill tax increase ~Sheila Grissett

Everybody’s talking about’s most recent interview

Doctor: “Dead people don’t talk, dead people don’t sue, dead people don’t tell the truth, and dead people don’t bother BP”~Florida Oil Spill Law

Louisiana Seafood Stand in New Orleans

Opening of oyster grounds delayed
~Amy Wold

I am Elephant, hear me roar ~dakinikat, Sky Dancing

~"Ready", acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12" $250~Polly Jackson

2010 Challenge: Kanno Gumbo
~Blackened Out

5 Reasons Restaurants #Fail at Social Media~Edward Branley, Yatmedia

Po-Boy Preservation Festival Needs Volunteers (11/14) ~NOLA'hoods

NOIR Fest IV~Gambit~Organizational efforts in the inherently aloof realm of independent music may seem a Sisyphean enterprise, yet the New Orleans Indie Rock (NOIR) Collective has managed to make two new-music showcases into annual events: Foburg, a Frenchmen Street takeover that debuted in March with more than 80 native and visiting artists on the rise, and NOIR Fest, which focuses on a few nascent area bands lined up on the runway.

Charmaine Neville, Hot 8 Brass Band, Dread Prez headline free 'green' concert~Maria C. Montoya