Thursday, January 20, 2011

An Open Letter to Gulf Coast Residents
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Expert compares Calif. Delta levees to those in New Orleans before Katrina
~Miami Herald
~Bob Bea has investigated such high-profile disasters as the Exxon Valdez spill, the Deepwater Horizon blast, Hurricane Katrina and the space shuttle Columbia, which exploded in 2003. But the University of California engineer and associate director of the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management says the problems looming in the California Delta dwarf the others because of the vulnerability of levees and the threat that poses to drinking water, power, transportation and other infrastructure.
"It's the worst damn mess I've ever seen, and I've seen some pretty bad ones,"
Bea told a Contra Costa County water task force in Pleasant Hill on Wednesday.

Corps' river policy running aground
~Bismark Tribune

Oliver Thomas on stage, looking for forgiveness~Stephanie Grace

Meet my gabby cousin Slabb O’Leak as we roll out a sneak peek of Tim Whitmer for the Slabbination

Trailing cattle to New Orleans, Shreveport and Natchez
~Murphy Givens

Country Style Boneless Pork Ribs
~Blackened Out

River City Extension, the Rads, and more music for Thursday
~Allison Fensterstock

Jazz Fest 2011 Schedule Released

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

West Bank Pump Complex Re-watering

West Bank facing pumping shortfalls in 2011~Fix the Pumps

Leveraging the Landscape to Manage Water~The Dirt
~Hat Tip~Watershed NOLA

The President's Panacea for Business Regs: The Cost-Benefit Ratio
~Harry Shearer

~ V sorry to hear Wm Freudenberg, author of 'Catastrophe in the Making" has passed. I reviewed this book. It's great.

US & Worldwide Trends and Legislative Forecasts in Dredging

Bermdoggle: The real barrier that Gov. Jindal will have to overcome
~Ariella Cohen, The Lens

No man's land~Library Chronicles

A Fishy Meeting...Hmmm...

1,000 more students per year through 2020 to enroll in New Orleans public schools, report projects
~Michelle Krupa
~Hat Tip~ Defend New Orleans

Humpday Slabbination

DuBos: Jindal's fire sale bad for state

National Academy of Sciences to hold national disaster resilience 'town hall' in New Orleans

Pelicans turn up sick, dead off Jacksonville coast~A sick pelican dries out inside an enclosure at BEAKS on Big Talbot Island, one of hundreds around Mayport in need of treatment.
Photo: Will Dickey/The Times-Union
~Hat Tip~Florida Oil Spill Law
~Editilla Pelican'tellas~SO!
This continuing assault and future evolution of the effects of this BP Gulf Oil Crime into the next decade is the reason that Ken Fine-burg wants everyone to take the money and run --or at least give up their rights to sue these Perps!

It’s good to be the king... ~Disenfranchised Citizen

Fishermen dismayed over low payouts in spill claims~Louisiana Weekly

Obama administration officials announce changes to minerals agency

Why Did Baby Doc Come Back?
~Mac McClelland

A Dictator, A Priest and Joe Lieberman walk into a funeral home...
~Dakinikat, Skydancing

"Elms at Altura Park, North Side", acrylic on paper, 12 x 16" $250 (not framed)
finished today...Polly Jackson

"Her First Time"~PWALLY

Manning Award Goes to Auburn Star Cameron

Fausto's~Blackened Out

For Gulf Chefs, Local Seafood Is Still the Star of the Show

REM: Oh My Heart

"Hey, China! You want me, you gonna have to run for it!"~America

Monday, January 17, 2011

Honoring Dr. King For His Own Times
~Cliff's Crib founder to speak at Loyola Institute of Politics
~On January 13, 2011, I received the following message from Don Hecker, Senior Editor for the New York Times: "Dear Sandy Rosenthal, I am out of the office until Jan. 18, and only now received a forwarded copy of your e-mail. I will look at your materials when I return. Obviously, however, I will not have had time to study the materials by Jan. 18. --Don Hecker
We immediatel­y responded and offered Mr. Hecker until January 24, 2011 to look over the petition signatures and accompanyi­ng comments and to provide us with a response that we can share with the signers and with our nearly 25,000 supporters nationwide­.”~Sandy Rosenthal

Hearing set on MRGO restoration

Pot Holes~Alex Woodward, Gambit

Citizens for Good Government urges the Jefferson Parish Council to cancel the contract with River Birch ~slabbed

New Orleans area experiences post-oil spill boom; Alabama's economy still smarting

James Carville Takes Issue with Gulf Seafood Critics

Louisiana has yet to follow other states in setting up oil spill claims probe

Russian government now largest shareholder in BP
~Florida Oil Spill Law

Forest a unique survivor~Amy Wold

Mobile Loaves and Fishes is committed to the streets of New Orleans

Beer Review: NOLA Brewing Flambeau Red~The Beer Buddha

5 Things to do in New Orleans this Week ~GO NOLA