Friday, January 20, 2012

Etta James dies at 73

How Will the Saints Defensive Personnel Change Under Spagnuolo?
~Canal Street Chronicle

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees would be 'beyond stunned' if new contract isn't worked ou

The Urban Legends of Katrina
~Sandy Rosenthal,

~Hat tweet Shit Engineers Say~The glass is neither half full nor half empty, the glass is inappropriately designed for twice the capacity, and someone should be fired.

Flood-protection work is larger than life
~Nikkie Buskey

Uptown robbery surge continues despite arrests of at least 20 young suspects over the last week~Uptown Messenger

The fear of not knowing…
~Disinfranchised Citizen

Gulf Oil Spill Could Bring Up to $20B in Fines

Cleanup of Bayou Trepagnier in Norco is complete, DEQ says

Remember when Slabbed broke to the world that Tim Whitmer was cooperating?

Supreme Court ruling confuses some religious workers in New Orleans

Brian "Bag Man" Downing, Alabama fan wanted in post-BCS sexual assault on LSU fan arrested in New Orleans

New Orleans Street Tiles
~Bingo Man's Place

A Mardi Gras Costume Primer

5 great New Orleans Hotel cocktail bars
~Todd A. Price

Burger joints busting their buns to break into New Orleans metro ~WWL

~Hat Tweet ~We're looking for some experienced cooks...interested applicants please send resume and cover letter to

Do You Second Line?
~He Said/She Said NOLA

Blessed are the ferrymen...

~Special T'ank Yous to our friend Katie fo'hippin us to one of my heroleroes!

Nighttrippin’ : Dan Auerbach’s New Musical Adventures with Dr. John ~Relix

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Times-Picayune back-slides, uses Katrina Shorthand to mis-frame "The Great Corps of Engineers Levee Failure Event of 2005"
~Editilla Commentellas~In the face of such an insulting and self-aggrandizing, Katrina Shorthand attempt to continue to Lie about the cause of our devastating Federal Flood 8-29-05, we at Da Ladder find it quite gratifying that so many comments on this screed support the True Story.
Over the diaspora we have screamed about this problem of mis-framing our man-made disaster as a natural one. I mean, yous guys have seen me lay down some pristine rant & retart as to the very real PR War waged by the Exquisite Corps and theys minions to spin'filtrate any other story about their criminal engineering to the American public --but da truf. Yet, it was always the T-P that sent poor Editilla over Niagara Falls with their Corps/OPP advertising contracts, "Shilla" Grissett's damn near laudanum infused coverage of levee leaks and tons of debris used in their new filling, and their incessant use of Katrina Shorthand. Hell, they would even attempt to Defend misstating actual facts! But, over time, some of their journalist came around to our view of Reality with a capital Rrrrrrr --due in no small measure to the Direct Actions of a tiny, local grassroots group to stay on top of this with editors and journalist across the country.
It's true. Our friends and compadres at deserve a big hand here as they have changed the entire narrative of our damn'nation simply by insisting that news media call it by its true name. Alas, we still have a few piglet dragons to slay right here in our own back yard.
~Special T'anks to Da Masqued E'vinga! for our snappy cartoon.

Aaron Bennett pocketed $600,000 intended for New Orleans pump station upgrades, lawsuit alleges

Oh Snap! Corps of Engineers boss lackey wants to get into our pants to head NORA!

Lookee! Corps says it has $55M more for dredging

Louisiana's infrastructure is in trouble, engineering society says

Ed Blakely can't get anything right~James Gill

The Nova Scotia SouthCoast Today picks up the latest developments ~Slabbed

“There’s a war going on, and we’re all on the front lines:” Uptown residents decry increase in crime, insufficient police manpower
~Uptown Messenger

Curfew: Stripping kids’ access to the cultural heart of New Orleans~C.W. Cannon, The Lens

Hat Tweet~ & not only support, but are Senate cosponsors of PIPA. What is PIPA/SOPA?

Satellite Image Shows Heat From Chevron Drill Rig Fire, Offshore Nigeria ~Skytruth

First retailer in New Orleans unveils electric vehicle charging stations ~WWL

Grape Expectations~Blackened Out

Breaking Bread New Orleans Style
~He Said/She Said

Green To Go’s Big Adventure
~New Orleans Food Trucks
~Recently I had the pleasure of witnessing a salad spread suitable for the pickiest veggie-only eaters and also for those that consider themselves carnivorous chowhounds. Meet Green To Go, a New Orleans-based mobile food business doing salads justice and delivering to you by bike.

Preview of new Galactic song available on NPR blog~Alison Fensterstock
~Also~Big Freedia to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live, January 25!

Dr. John to Lead Three-Weekend Residency at BAM; Dan Auerbach to Join in Debut of Music from New Album, "Locked Down"
~Nonesuch Journal

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Official Thanks-Our-New-Orleans-Saints-For-A-Great-Season Thread

Lift Your Head Up High (And Blow Your Brains Out) Part 1 ~moosedenied
Jefferson Parish gives 3 garbage contracts to single Texas company?~Richard Rainey

Fox 8 and WWL TeeVee is reporting Karen Parker will be in court to plead guilty to Misprison of Felony ~Slabbed

500-year protection for under $2 billion? Why wait 20 years to start?
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

FEMA chief pushes public-private approach to disaster response

Ed Blakely's new book tells Hurricane Katrina tales few will recognize

Keep an eye on flooding issues in New Orleans' Hollygrove: An editorial

Orion Marine Group Provides Mid-Period Update on Its Outlook (USA)

Carville says LSU threatened~WWL

Here's your sneak peek at Spud McConnell in Hairspray~Will Coviello, Gambit

Manning’s to open Thursday!
~Ian McDonald

Krewe du Vieux announces new route!

DiFranco fires back~Jeff Miers

~Editilla Patronellas~My recently aquired, real life painting by Polly Jackson in early morning light: Elms of Atura Park, 22"X33" Acrylic. Don't know if a cellphone pic could do this justice, as the colors really seem to light themselves. I guess that is a difference for me between Art and anything else, to wit: live paintings like this don't need artificial light. Indeed, Polly's paintings seem to thrive in natural light. I also got 2 of her Chicken paintings (behind that one) --but before showing y'all will wait for a Chicken Day when we really need it. Click to enlarge

Monday, January 16, 2012

What a dilemma~ Kevin McGill
~What impressed me most as I read the state's latest plan to save its coast is the map. A sea of red, representing an encroaching Gulf of Mexico, consumes almost every inch of every inhabited community south of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. And the parts that are left within 50 years look like they would flood so often it would make them impractical to inhabit.
Dulac? Gone. Cocodrie: Underwater. Dularge? History. Montegut: A memory.

Green, Purple, Gold, Black and Blue…
~The Accidental Cajun

Tough isn't a given, it's taken.

So Bobby Jindal is holding this fundraiser for Billy Nungesser on Tuesday ~Slabbed

Last ONE left standing? Sucker punch whacks ‘citizen participation’~Tim Garrett, The Lens

Coastal restoration money bills may fall victim to partisan squabbling

Corps gets busy as river levels drop

Migration to Louisiana slowing down

Monday Morning Reads~Sky Dancing

Wetland Watchers Park adds outdoor learning area

One Oven to Rule Them All: Ancora Pizzeria and Salumeria~He Said/She Said NOLA

Brerl't Gulf Oysters~Louisiana Kitchen

Superfood Bar, O! Vegasm, Offer Veggie-Oriented Sunday Brunch~

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Drew and Baylen Brees!
~Hat Tweet ~HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! We love you and everything you do for the city of New Orleans! // "Me and Drew by "
New Orleans Saints burned by blitz in final minute ~Jeff Duncan

~Hat Tweet ~Hey fans, just to let everyone know...I'm doing was a nasty hit but this is the sport we play, can't...

Saints 32 @ 49ers 36: Who Dat Say!?!
~Canal Street Chronicles

~Editilla Lamentellas~ My thoughts on yesterday's loss are few, grief- stricken & simple:
1) Unbridled Love & Pride: for Our New Orleans Saints and our City of Whodats enough said. HIGH FIVE!
2) I've always found it difficult to criticize even Shockey, or anyone else remotely connected to Our New Orleans Saints at any time in their lives, let alone presume to 2nd guess our Coach Sean Payton WHODAT!, Drew Brees BREESUS! or even His Assholeness Greg Williams. Which brings us to...
3) I don't want to talk about Greg Williams, or his Rams-punking, no-catching, no-ball-stripping, no-interceptin, snuggy-wearin fat ass.
4) Aaand finally, I remember feeling this way on my knees in the water during the flood outside of WWOZ, buckled crying, in utter shock at the screaming silence the day the music died.
I'm crying now, in a way simular yet honed, as then I truly thought it was all over.
I never thought I'd ever see New Orleans do the things she has done in the 7 yrs hence.
To imagine anything less from Our New Orleans Saints would be sheer blasphemy.

~Happy 40th Birthday, American Pie!

Sop gets a cyber first: Behavioral finance- economics intersects with Slabbed. An Aaron Broussard/Trout Point Lodge Update

Coastal Restoration Heads Up - UPDATED

In BP case, legal ties are topsy turvy
~James Gill

BP donates $4 million to Fletcher
Matthew Albright~BP has donated $4 million to Fletcher Technical Community College for a new wing dedicated to training students for oilfield jobs. The new Integrated Production Technologies center will be built alongside the school’s $19.1 million campus expansion on La. 311, which is under construction. It will include state-of-the art classrooms for college and high school students seeking oilfield jobs.
~Editilla gotta toll'ya~ I sure hope those limey pirates don't get a cut of the curriculum, know what I mean? I meeeeannn... fickn BP doesn't have what you'd call a stellar record on oilfield management. In fact, BP has a casualty record of at least 27 killed needlessly, 180 injured, billions of dollars of serious environmental damage in at least 3 US States and worldwide. I mean, do we really want to let BP teach our babies to grow up to be cowboys?

Land battle looms in Livingston
~Faimon A. Roberts III

Arc soup business provides job training for people with intellectual disabilities

~Hat Tweet ~Found it! I did 2 of these. This is the recipe I would follow for the venison though.

Undefeated Divas and Gents second line parade today! ~Big Red Cotton, Gambit