Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mardi Gras 2011 - Muses vs. Krewe D'Etat ~NOLA-dishu

Dolphins on the Crazy Train
~Liprap's Lament - The Line

Happy Mardi Gras 2011~NOLAFemmes

Samedi: Congo Square
~Paulines Pirates and Privateers
Mardi Gras Parade Schedule Updates
~The Krewe of Tucks will move its parade from noon to 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Iris will still roll at 11 a.m. The Krewe of NOMTOC, which rolls in Algiers, will move out an hour earlier than scheduled - now rolling at 9:45 a.m. In addition, the Superkrewe of Endymion will move its parade to Sunday, following the Krewe of Bacchus, krewe officials announced Friday evening.

Tornado Watch~TORNADO WATCH for the enitre area until 4pm. The line of severe thunderstorms to the west will move into the area late morning and early afternoon.

~Retweet @ the Pun~The Mad Hatter was almost my fav Krewe d'Etat float last night @ Superior PARADE CAM is running highlights!
~Special thanks boxchain @fofalex for this pic.

Artist creates the crowning glories of Mardi Gras

Krewe of Wag-uns Children’s and Pet Parade in Natchitoches

Mother killed protecting daughter during tornado in Rayne, La.

Markey Park reopening today after lead remediation

And now, a word from our sponsors… I’m having a “moment” version.
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Louisiana Seafood Plans Nat. Outreach

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mardi Gras Parades tonight~Parade Cam
~Mardi Gras parades still plan to roll Uptown Friday night, despite chance of showers
~UPDATE~Friday parades moved up 30 minutes

~Retweet @ Minister SM~Tonight is our night. And you can own it with Krewe logo magnet. Slap it on your property to show your loyalty to the Dic.

Parade restrictions not sinking in

Dear old lady at the Muses parade

Pierre Thomas: Raining on your parade ~moosedenied

N.O. City Hall 'shocks' expert

Christian protester proves moral crusades are a touchy business
~Jarvis DeBerry

Parish president orders halt to mixed income developments~St. Bernard Parish Council requests federal review of apartment permitting

Just has to be a funny uncle farm in Grand Isle ’cause here’s another one – jeeze ~slabbed

Jindal denounces article critical of wife's fundraising

Harry Shearer calls for better focus in journalism at National Press Club Luncheon March 14th

Work moves forward on Houma Navigation Canal floodgate
~Nikki Buskey

It’s (still) the transparency, stupid…
~Disenfranchised Citizen

BP Atlantis oil rig lacks proper documents, but not a safety risk, federal regulators say

Life and death on Big Oil's fence line
~Sue Sturgis, Facing South

~The environmental destruction caused by Louisiana's oil industry did not begin with the BP disaster, and a visit to the town of Norco 25 miles west of New Orleans powerfully illustrates that reality.

Abita Brewing backs down from its demand that Baton Rouge promoter stop using the term "pub crawl"

Femme Fatale Friday: Sha’Condria “iCon” Sibley~NOLAFemmes

Zydeco, here we go!~Bayou Woman

Park the Van presents PUSH MY BUTTON by Yvonne

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Knights of Babylon Knights of Chaos Krewe of Muses Tonight!~Also~Parade Cam

Travelin' Shoes
~Adrastos, First Draft

It's Mardi Gras Time!!! ~hungry termite

Grassroots Mardi Gras marching groups opt for spunk and sparkle over pomp and prestige

Redbeans Parade steps off officially in Mardi Gras 2011~Judy Walker

Krewe of Chewbaccus

Endymion will roll despite threat of rain, but on different route ~Fox 8

The Mardi Gras costume market mess: a post-mortem and editorial
~Kevin Allman, Gambit

Mayor: Tobacco Giant Exploiting City, Mardi Gras ~WDSU

Liprap has the reason why Abita is my favorite beer

Buddy Roemer: Still crazy after all these years? ~James Gill~At some point in his fourth term Edwin Edwards, phoning to complain about something I had written, suggested I lacked historical perspective. "I don't think you were in Louisiana when we had a governor who went temporarily insane." "Not unless you mean Buddy Roemer." "No. I said temporarily."

As penance, maybe Rev. Storms can save other ‘Christian’ bigots
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

DA Leon Cannizzaro may be goosing trial numbers, court observers suggest

IMPORTANT: London Avenue canal safe water level MUCH lower than Corps has told public
~Fix the Pumps

The latest Gulf Tide episode

Gulf Coast restoration task force hearing showcases residents' distrust
~Sue Sturgis, Facing South

Question~Disenfranchised Citizen
~Retweet @ Mark Schleifstein~BP releases annual report showing 2010 losses of $3.7 b, compared to 2009 profit of $16.6 b:

Hard winter for Gulf manatees, dolphins

Public Works in a Time of Job-Killing Scrooges~Levees Not War
~Florida Water District Sues Corps of Engineers Over Water Treatment, says construction flaws prevent proper treatment

Morning View of New Orleans (Photo)

P Raid Eatin 'n Drinkin~Blackened Out

10 recipes to let the good times roll ~L.A. Times

Panorama Brass Band reborn every Carnival for '17 Days'~Keith Spera

Barryfest, New Orleans Music Blog
~Hat Tweet @~I'm astonished at the rate that @ gets articles up on their blog. Those kids are dedicated.

MillerCoors and Jameson present Rebirth Brass Band FREE SHOW TONIGHT!~Humid Beings

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mardi Gras, meet the new Administration
~Lunanola, NOLAFemmes

Who's Rolling Tonight?
Shoe Time! Krewe of Muses 2011 Theme Revealed~Nola Defender

A remembrance of (non)Endymion past
~Liprap's Lament

So, was it a “Doomsday Plan” or a plan for doomsday? SLABBED reports, you decide!~As it turned out, there was a lot Aaron Broussard didn’t tell – and what he did tell often conflicted with what Jefferson Parish Emergency Management Director Walter Maestri told plaintiffs’ lawyers in a deposition taken for the “pump flood” case.

Is anyone in the market for a Louisiana prison?~James Gill

Coastal residents report oil spill’s lasting effects~The Lens

Projected coastal land loss dramatic
~Amy Wold
~Also see~Scuttlebutt from LaCoastPost
~and~this from WWL

Mississippi River Diversions Workshop Tackles Difficult Scientific Questions

Improved tracking key to solving dredging problem

Job Title: Master, Towboat

Oil-spill-worker health study begins this week
~Nikki Buskey

Petition for Long/Short Term Health Care For Gulf Coast Communities Effected By The BP Oil Spill
~Louisiana Bayoukeeper

Ken Feinberg sued and so far, turned down~Disenfranchised Citizen

BP Owns Almost Half of Recently Approved Deep-Water Well

Dear Gambit~The Chicory

A Farmer’s Market Triathlete Interview, Swim Philosophy and Coconuts~eatmenola

Sammy's Deli~Blackened Out

~Retweet @ This needs to be on the foodie radar:

New Orleans king cakes continue to push the edge~Bret Anderson

NOLA Mardi Gras History: Mardi Gras Marching/Walking Clubs
~Edward Branley, GO NOLA

Mardi Gras Mask Market, March 5-7
~New Orleans on the Cheap

Red Beans and Rice Lundi Gras Parade!

An evening with Carlo Ditta, John Sinclair and The NOT SO SUPER SUPERHEROES~Humid Beings

Monday, February 28, 2011

Status of annual Chauvin fleet blessing in question

Levee board travel expenses costing taxpayers thousands

Massive flood gates arrive in Belle Chasse

Gulf restoration task force says plan will address both BP oil spill effects and existing environmental problems

US approves first deep-water well in Gulf

Weather stunts crawfish haul

More La. anglers target tuna

Threatened Species Find Refuge in Natchitoches~Green Heritage News

The 'It Wasn't My Point' Defense of Journalists~Sandy Rosenthal

New suit filed in historic claim to Last Island
~Retweet @Editilla~@ I highly recommend: "Chita: a Memory of Last Island" by Lafcadio Hearn

Nola Pirate Week Save The Wetlands

~ReTweet @ I mix well with the upper crass... for @ ;-)

A sign of the times? Maybe – it’s definitely the ultimate coverup! ~slabbed

Bobby's Bills ~Gambit

City to buy recycling carts, which will be delivered to customers only by request~Karen Gadbois, The Lens

Down the Rabbit Hole
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Eastern New Orleans neighborhood logs 29 fires in 2 years

Police shutdown of Mardi Gras costume sale 'a real drag'

~Polly Jackson~"Sedona Shelf", acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30" $800

Ships: The Faithful Snow
~Pauline's Pirates and Privateers

Mr. John's~Blackened Out

Lunch at Cochon Butcher
~Laura Bergerol

I am stuck between worlds right now, unable to fully navigate Mardi Gras and the hard places.
~Liprap's Lament

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals at House of Blues ~NOLAFemmes