Saturday, September 24, 2011

Due to the Nature of this blog, we cannot express our Repugnance of Republicans extorting our nation's Disaster Aid Funding

Superdome's destruction, aftermath made for emotional return for workers

~Editilla Whodatellas~This video can still make me cry.
If we're not at the dome, it's Vaughn's.

Learn from mistakes on public housing: James Perry

Team Trout Point begins another PR offensive: The Halifax ChronicalHerald covers the Trout Point Lodge Trip Advisor warning about Lodge ~Slabbed

Really, can Obama get anything right in the Gulf?~Disenfranchised Citizen

"Floating Islands" experimental project aims to protect marshes ~Nikki Buskey
~Also~Louisiana Indians get a new road, new 'islands' ~Cain Burdeaux
~ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, La. - Hope that their way of life will be saved is dimming among the American Indians who live on this ribbon of land in coastal Louisiana, a place of golden marsh, alligators and exotic birds that has been torn apart by hurricanes, oil drilling and the Army Corps of Engineers. <--Thanks Cain!

Coliseum Square Park Sees Birth of a Muse ~NOLA DEFENDER

Street Fare Derby celebrates these visionary vendors, of New Orleans and beyond, operating out of bars, delivery-only establishments, borrowed kitchens that transform weekly from breakfast joints into gourmet burger establishments, and food trucks. It’s an exciting time to explore the new, the unusual and the highly creative and always delicious mobile food possibilities. As evidenced by such TV shows as The Great Food Truck Race and Eat St., you have probably noticed that the street food craze is sweeping the nation as a fun, delicious and affordable option to the traditional sit down restaurant. New Orleans is following this trend and what better city to explore alternative dining option than ours, right? Those new and familiar to the New Orleans street food scene will be able to threaten edible options all in one place. 12 Noon!

~Hat Tweet @humidbeings~RT New Orleans celebrates poets for change today, 4pm at the little park on Esplanade near Fair Grinds.

Happy 50th Birthday, Wynton Marsalis! --Swinging Into The 21st

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bearly a contest~moosedenied
~Well, I guess that'll just have to do. Oh I bet you thought I'd be over the moon with that righteous beatdown the Saints put on the asshole Bears Sunday afternoon. Well, you'd be wrong. I've got a laundry list of gripes this week. Specifically, I've got a BIG problem with two Saints linebackers and a certain head coach right about now. You guys are aware of the fact that you're currently living in 21st century America, right? Must you always be so fuckin' classy and sportsmanlike? Come on, surely you could stoop to their level just once, for crying out loud.

Corps delays new pump station project along lakefront AGAIN ~WVUE

Corps of Engineers New Orleans District: We own the IHNC breach site. Oops, no we don't. Wait! Yes we do! ~Levees.org

Old Algiers Point Levee Too Dangerous For Recreation ~WDSU

In this episode of Magnum J.D.: Slabbed solves the mystery of Foti’s facinorous fecalith ~Slabbed

Former inmates, others give DOJ an earful~Matt Davis, The Lens

To get hospital off ground, elevation grants sought~The New Orleans Levee

Bill aimed at using BP fines to restore Gulf goes to full Senate

The oil isn’t degrading, but BP’s legal arguments are~Disenfranchised Citizen

Thievery is the greatest flattery ;)
~the hungry termite


Meetings aim to help plan bayou’s future
~Nikki Buskey

“Swamp People” Series Spotlights State’s Alligator Management Program

Proposed lake ferry hits new snag

NoDef Numbers: Sept. 14-21
~NOLA DEFENDER


Live the good life~Slow Southern Style

Winesday~Blackened Out

Street Fare Derby is an opportunity to sample the best in curbside cuisine
~Todd A. Price


Jean-Paul Villere: Food Truck (The Movie)~Uptown Messenger

Trombone Shorty: For True

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Orleans first in appearing on ranked lists~The New Orleans Levee

Change disaster regulations for small businesses: A letter to the editor

Upon further review~Slabbed

While waiting for federal grant, Landrieu taps charitable trust for stop-the-violence program~Matt Davis, The Lens

City places second Maple Street bar under strict sanctions~Uptown Messenger

NOCOG LIVE WEBCAST TONIGHT
~American Zombie

~the New Orleans Coalition for Open Government will be conducting a live webcast of the Community Forum on Jail Conditions from 6pm - 8pm at the Mahalia Jackson Center, 2405 Jackson Avenue.

Spaghetti becomes Louisiana State Dish`
~Here's a graphic showing every tropical storm and hurricane that has struck within 65 miles of Houma and Thibodaux from 1900 to 2010. You can generate this map or alter it to examine each storm at www.csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes.

1 million urged to evacuate as typhoon Roke nears Japan

Barataria oil spill response continues

Judge Must Decide if State Law Applies to Punitive Damages in BP Oil Spill

Study: BP oil not degrading as fast as assumed~Also~Oil found stuck on Gulf bottom, contradicting hopeful estimates

La. rice crop sets record
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Atelier Vie plans absinthe distillery in Mid-City~Todd A. Price

Street Fare Derby SPOTLIGHT:
The Burrito Juke Joint
~New Orleans Food Trucks


In a Sentimental Mood: Happy Birthday John Coltrane
~He Said/She Said NOLA


Linnzi Zaorski back in town, playing at dba tonight! ~Humid Beings

Monday, September 19, 2011

What it means to live in New Orleans
~The New Orleans Levee

~Editilla Crowtellas~ Congratulations to The Levee on 5 years, growing stronger and stronger! Special thanks to our herolero: editor Rudy Vorkapic, as we cannot describe how gratified and honored we feel to see the Levees.org Levees map, and a link to the New Interactive Levees Map --which your New Orleans Ladder commissioned for our favorite grass roots group. The one time this funny guy gets serious, he climbs our Ladder to tell everyone about it!

New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees shows power of 'rare' QB

Sean Payton becomes the second New Orleans Saints coach with 50 wins

Oil still reported leaking in Barataria Bay, Coast Guard says

Matters of Redemption~Cliff's Crib

Monday Video: Slowly I turn~Slabbed
~or~From the sordid past that just won’t die file: Corporate predator State Farm lied to the Illinois Supreme Court in landmark case.

Corps awards N.O. drainage contract

Turf Reinforcement Mat (TRM) for erosion protection within the Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS)

Post-flood levee repair, and its funding, take center stage~Magnolia Marketplace

‘Flood Streets’ Paints Enlightening Portrait of New LinkOrleans, yet reviewer does the Katrina Shorthand Jive

Gulf champion Nancy Rabalais gets her due: An editorial

As social media grow, so does appreciation of the First Amendment
~Eric Newton, The Lens


“Alamo Underground” to rise again on Freret Street~Uptown Messenger

Invade NOLA Book Release Party
~Slow Southern Style


Baked in Bywater ~Gambit

Nola Burger Brawl
~NOLA DEFENDER


Jambalaya~Blackened Out

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Corps of Engineers "fools us twice": 2011 flood damage to levees and riverbanks will exceed $2 billion
~Editilla Cotellas~Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...