Friday, December 16, 2011

Today is arraignment day for Aaron Broussard and company! ~Slabbed
~Aaron Broussard to be arraigned in federal court

West bank levee-raising won't take toll on east bank, corps officials say
~Mark Schleifstein

Today's Scuttlebutt~LaCoastPost
~Hat Tip~Sandy Rosenthal

Orleans Parish School Board approves $79 million bond sale for new construction
~The Orleans Parish School Board signed off Thursday on the sale of $79 million worth of interest-free bonds to finance school construction, a move that caught other players in the city's education system off guard and provoked a rare display of anger from the head of the Recovery School District, the state agency that operates alongside board-governed schools.

Good Morning Nola!
~Hat Tweet~~My angel trumpet plant is happy for the milder weather

In Less Than 48 Hours, City Council and The Town Talk Demonstrate Everything Wrong About Alexandria ~CenLamar

Paradox's bounty making for a new hot spot for area anglers~Bob Marshall

Beerodamus' New Orleans Beer Scene 2012
~The Beer Buddha

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

6 Reasons Why the New Orleans Saints Should Be Super Bowl XLVI Favorites
~Bleacher Report

~Hat Tweet ~Departing for DC to attend major colloquium as guest of the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton. Event will be webcast.

~Hat Tweet the Pun~, corrupting the minds of our yout, indoctrinate 4th graders in The Katrina Lie

Sec. of Interior gives greenlight to Lafitte Corridor greenway~Alex Woodward, Gambit

Jean-Paul Villere: Where’s the ‘crete?
~Uptown Messenger
~I live and work in the Freret corridor, and for many moons now promises of a new streetscape have been on the horizon. Most recently, the collective residents and business owners were informed by the city just weeks ago the start date would be some time in early November. Look at your calendar. It’s the middle of December, and not a bit of concrete has been disturbed.

Disgraced former Judge William Roe goes off to the Greybar Hotel as a crybaby. Is he a true piece of shit? Discuss ~Slabbed
~Editilla Bows to da Mastas~ This is why we got outta da Headline Writing Bidness!

2 arrested as Occupy NOLA makes last stand

BP well blowout showed oil industry is not set up for safety, scientist panel finds
~David Hammer

BP leads bids for new Gulf of Mexico leases ~Financial Times

State DEQ disputes negative report. Environmentalists praise EPA findings
~Amy Wold, Advocate

Report: Restoration investment would create jobs ~Nikki Buskey, Daily Comet

By freezing his catch at sea, La. shrimper turns the tide on his business ~Hat Tweet

Drilling in the heart of Cajun country
~Trenchless International
~Michels Directional Crossings successfully completed a complex, highly publicised horizontal directional drilling crossing underneath the Atchafalaya River and the accompanying levee system in central Louisiana, US. The nearly one-mile Atchafalaya drill was one of the last of a total of 15 horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installations that Michels ultimately completed on the Acadian Haynesville Extension Project, a 270 mile natural gas pipeline that originates in the Haynesville Shale in Red River Parish, Louisiana, and terminates near Donaldsonville, LA.

'Special' cupcakes get Louisiana mother arrested

~Associated Press Reporting~The mother of a man incarcerated in the Eunice City Jail has been arrested after officers said she tried to smuggle narcotics to her son in a box of cupcakes. On Saturday, Dandaline K. Sattler of Eunice, and her boyfriend, Lindale Jamone Chaney of Ville Platte, were booked with introduction of contraband into a penal institution. According to police, Sattler's son, 18-year-old Phillip Foster Lafleur, who is in jail on multiple charges, contacted his mother and requested she and Chaney obtain narcotics, place them in a cupcake box and bring to them to the jail. A check by an officer revealed a small amount of synthetic marijuana in the box of cupcakes. It was unclear whether the suspects have attorneys.
~Editilla Notellas~ We just had to write this one out, hehehe... does it git any better?

The Goal of a Restaurant~Blackened Out

A Sandwich a Day: The Fried Peace Maker Po'Boy at Acme Oyster House~Serious Eats

~Hat Tweet ~Wednesday, December 14: NEW ORLEANS MIDDLE EAST FILM FESTIVAL - Day 6: 6:00 p.m. - 12 ANGRY LEBANESE

Hall That Jazz~Tom Sanction, Vanity Fair

~Hat Tweet~Congratulations to JON CLEARY on his BLUES AWARD nomination!

New Orleans Jazz Festival 2012 Lineup!

WWOZ Swamp Shop: Your source for 'OZ clothing and gear

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

#Occupy denied: Judge refuses preliminary injunction, protesters must leave Duncan Plaza tonight ~Gambit
Try not to kick anybody in the face
~Library Chronicles

~This isn't the first time we've seen the Saints' burgeoning reputation become an issue. The author of that post quoted above sort of wonders whether such a thing is actually warranted, though, since there exist far more egregious examples of "dirty play" around the league. Anyone who watched the Saints-Lions game last week will tell you Detroit was the more undisciplined and, I suppose you could call it "dirtier" team on the filed by far that night. And this was the case even as their leading bad boy Ndamukong Suh was serving a suspension for having kicked someone in the face on Thanksgiving Day.

The mayor’s interpretation of transparency and inclusiveness ~Louisiana Weekly
~Hat Tweet

N.O. tour guides sue city over licensing rules ~WWL

Louisiana flunks at enforcing air, water laws, EPA inspector general says~Mark Schleifstein

Judge disqualifies River Birch executive's lawyers

Union Parish deputies seize cattle, claiming malnutrition ~Monroe News Star

Review: Taste of the Caribbean ~Gambit

Nola Pie Guy's new pop up pie shop is on Freret Street on December weekends~Judy Walker

Yumbo Cajun Lasagna from Betty Crocker!
~Hat Tweet

The South's Olive~Blackened Out

Monday, December 12, 2011

Corps says it's not to blame for Katrina flooding BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Whew!
A case against the Army Corps over Katrina flooding to be heard in court

~Hat Tweet the Pun~Whoa & Gawd Dayum! I love the fine print the Corps likes to stick in a city's ass! How will Dallas repay Corps $15 Mil?

~Hat Tweet

Drew Brees appears on Sesame Street this week

Occupy NOLA's chances for final court victory are slim, some legal experts say
~Also~Park regulations that got Occupiers evicted are little known and rarely enforced~Benjamin Leger, The Lens
~Update~City, #OccupyNOLA unable to reach settlement in morning Federal Court meeting~Gambit

Dakinikat's Monday Reads ~Sky Dancing

Louisiana exports jump 45 percent during first three quarters of 2011

Fracking raises issue of water regulation in Louisiana ~New Orleans City Business

After Katrina, A Log Cabin In An Unlikely Place ~NPR ~Gerald Brady's neighborhood in Arabi, La., was devastated by Katrina. It's still mostly empty lots and the few homes around are made of brick. Brady's house — a log cabin built on eight-foot-high concrete piers — stands out so much that tourists come around to take pictures. He fought hard to build the unlikely house of his dreams in a most unusual place.

"Holy grail" of gold coins sells for $7.4M in New Orleans! ~CBSNews

Wendell Pierce Rebuilds Green in NOLA

~Hat Tip~Triple Pundit

Tombs too colorful for some in Terrebonne

C.C. Lockwood photograph is chosen for commemorative Louisiana stamp

Judge denies new trial motion for tiger owner

Poppin' up in Memphis with Le Saispas Vintage ~Slow Southern Syle

Reveillon & the Rib Room~Blackened Out

~Hat Tweet~The Horn Doctor is in town til 4pm today repairing brass instruments for free! 2372 St. Claude. Thx to SweetHomeNola

Ani Difranco performs at Lusher Charter School ~Uptown Messenger

More Details About Coco Robicheaux's Second Line ~NOLA DEFENDER

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saints at Titans: Broadcast Information
~Video: Hokie & Deke break down Saints-Titans
~Hat Tweet ~My friend Terry used duct tape & PVC pipe to rig a flagpole to hang our Saints flag from at our tailgate in Nashville.

Don't let the corps go back to its old ways: ~Sen. David Vitter
~Since Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has built a whole new and stronger hurricane and flood protection system for most of greater New Orleans.
It's unprecedented in scope, cost and speed of construction because of the emergency authority and funding that Congress passed following the storm. The problem is that extraordinary response is wrapping up, and the old norm for the corps -- a vicious cycle of bureaucracy, delay and cost overruns -- is returning with a vengeance.

~Illustration by Da Masqued E'vinga!

Senators want investigation of Army Corps and Missouri River flood

Drew Broach continues slogging through the Wrinkled Robe papers, examines the infamous fight between Al Copeland and Bobby Guidry ~Slabbed

Mayor Mitch Landrieu recounts his murder jury experience -- and how he voted

LEAP tests era to end

Support the New Orleans Food & Farm Network this Holiday Season

One for the Ladies!

~LeRoux – Midnight Special – New Orleans Ladies – Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame