Sunday, July 24, 2011

Excerpts of Corps of Engineers email traffic shows Corps officials as clueless bullshitters in MO River flooding

Levees: Gov't repeating a mistake
~Clarion Ledger

~Recall that New Orleans should have been spared Katrina damage, since the brunt of the Aug. 29, 2005, storm hit Mississippi. Instead, the nation watched in horror as flooding killed more than 1,500 people from 53 different levee breaches in greater New Orleans, submerging 80 percent of the city. What happens when the Mississippi River floods next spring?
Are farmers, businesses and homeowners left only to cross their fingers when the waters rise? Didn't anyone learn any lessons from Katrina? Lack of repair and maintenance is a deadly gamble.

Towing vessel industry bracing for new inspection program by the Coast Guard
~Also~Boat collisions increasing as MRGO closure forces vessels into narrow, winding canals

Bayou residents escape flooding for higher ground

Blanco: Stop the carnage

Deke: We GOT Pro Football...& Players were right to take their time!

The Most Irresponsible Post I’ll Ever Write…on the Debt Ceiling
~Disenfranchised Citizen

What I Would Do To Solve The Budget Crisis~Cliff's Crib

Elly May Clampett Sues Barbie!

Summer Interview Series (Part Five): T.K. Tieu~Cenlamar

What Does a Pie to the Face Really Mean?~On the Media, NPR

"Queen of Burlesque" Dita Von Teese shimmies into NOLA for book signing

You Sent Me Flying: Amy Winehouse 1983-2011~He Said/She Said NOLA

No comments: