Monday, February 13, 2012

Citizen Journalist Live-streams BARKUS!
~Editilla Crowtellas~ Check out this very cool thingy as @small_affair uses Twitter and Ustream to live-blog the BARKUS parade! It turned into one of the most interesting Mardi Gras broadcasts I've seen yet! Really, this chic wandered all around filming and axing questions. Above, her dog Zooy prepares to Occupy the CIA!

~Hat Tweet ~Photos of dogs that supported the Saints in the Barkus Parade yesterday!

Safety harness concerns cause major delays for King Arthur parade Sunday

New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem, From Who Dat To Who Dey?~Whodat Dish

Richard Hart is out as Jefferson Parish Deputy COO ~Slabbed Founder to speak to Russian journalists

American Whistleblower Tour Visits Tulane University Feb. 28
~Panelists include:
  • Adam Babich: Babich teaches environmental law and directs the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, which is regularly ranked among the Top Ten environmental law clinics of U.S. law schools.
  • Steve Beatty: Beatty is Managing Editor of The Lens, a nonprofit media outlet focusing on the New Orleans area. Beatty is a veteran investigative reporter and editor, he previously worked for The New Orleans Times-Picayune and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Tom Devine: Devine is GAP Legal Director, and has worked at the organization since 1979, assisting thousands of whistleblowers over that time. Tom has been a leader in the campaigns to pass or defend 20 major national or international whistleblower laws, including every one enacted over the last two decades. He has also authored or co-authored numerous books, including 2011's The Corporate Whistleblowers Survival Guide: A Handbook for Committing the Truth.
  • Susan Hutson: Hutson heads the City of New Orleans Office of the Independent Police Monitor (IPM), an independent, civilian police oversight agency. Its mission is to improve cooperation and trust between the community and the New Orleans Police Department through objective review of police misconduct investigations.
  • Scott Porter: At the request of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Scott Porter, a biologist and diver with the nonprofit EcoRigs, dove into the oil plume (reported to be safe by NOAA) from the Deepwater Horizon disaster for water samples to determine toxicity. In exchange, NOAA would fund the dives and provide test results. Porter became severely ill after he began diving. During that time NOAA did not provide the test results, but EcoRigs was also working with non-government scientists to test similar samples, which showed high toxicity. NOAA cut off communications, never providing payment. Porter educates the public about environmental damage and public health threats from the oil spill.
  • Sandy Rosenthal: Rosenthal is the founder of, a nonprofit advocacy organization devoted to educating America on the facts associated with the 2005 catastrophic flooding of the New Orleans region. Started in late 2005, the project now has chapters in Illinois, Florida, Oregon and New York.
Sen. Paul to hold up confirmation of top Corps of Engineers nominee
~Hat Tweet

Missouri's Blunt, Luetkemeyer concerned about Corps’ funding without earmarks

‘Storm of the Century?’ Try ‘Storm of the Decade’ ~With climate change, today’s ‘100-year floods’ may happen every three to 20 years, according to new research~Jennifer Chu, MIT

If you can’t tase them, and you can’t eat them, well shoot them: The new Illinois solution to the Asian Carp~Quinta Scott

Mississippi River running unusually high

Hearing delayed on salt water intrusion into BR Aquifer

U.S. blues museum planned for St. Louis

Budweiser Clydesdales to Help Raise Money for NOPD Horses~NOLA DEFENDER

Mardi Gras Indian history, intricate beading traditions highlighted in videos

Dueling Bloggers: How Much Is It Worth To You? (Part I) ~Blackened Out

Twelve Nights and Confusing Cake
~Ponchartrain Pete

Hat Tweet ~Satsuma Cafe scores another national review, this time in Food & Wine. Will the SaCa become the next Cafe du...

Chewbaccalypse at the Big Top ~Gambit

Selective hearing?~NOLAFemmes
~Lunanola: Jan Ramsey of OffBeat Magazine’s “I Can’t Hear You” editorial is as supremely irritating as it is reductive, mostly for its blinders-on, one-sided take on the “noise issue” specifically as it relates to 711 Bourbon Street/Bourbon Heat: I Can’t Hear You.

Rebirth Brass Band wins its first Grammy!

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