Saturday, February 2, 2008


NEVERMORE Will New Orleans Assume the Position for the Corps

I have not yet begun to fight~Tin Can Trailer Trash

After the Flood~A history of the 1928 Flood Control Act
Can't believe I forgot post this until now! Editor has delta relatives that went through the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Lo'N'Behold! Progeny recapitulate phylogeny in the Great Deluge. Well, I'll Be Damned!

Friends of the Sunflower River
Edattila on the beat off the record~Please check out these folks who continue to carry the fight to the Corps to stop installation of the Largest Pump Known To Man~~and most expensive, dropping in at a cool $250,000,000~~~to drain the Great Mississippi Delta Dry. No lie. Nobody can make this stuff up! Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall.
Editor's own father, a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech Engineer and retired cotton farmer, nobly fought the Corps to a virtual standstill on this grand, uncle-daddy'd "flood control" project in the 90s as a member of this group, the MS Wildlife Federation, MS Sierra Club and others.
We must all get a sharper view of the Hydra, having already been shown its Fists, and now the door too!
Also very much on the ball: American Rivers.
And of course the horse's mouth of Apocalypse NO,
the woid ya'hoid:
...and when in doubt~~NO IS HELL RAISING RISING TIDE!
We must get connected, feed the networks. Go Rhizomatic!
Why? Why not...just assume the position?
Stitch-hiking the Net Super High Ways fo'NO News to hang on Yo'Ladda, Ya'Editta Arrant finally had to cease counting articles, in excess of 100 yesterday morn, regarding the recent court ruling which dismissed the greatest Product Liability Case in history. (Hey its what I do:)(And you can too!)(I also study Corps' public relations contracting, read their resumes, follow their incestuous breeding patterns, watch them as any citizen would when confronted by a pack of feckless but rabid predators at large.)
Filed against the Corps in redress for the levee failures, this Case of the Self Admitted Loser's Defeat risks TransMorgustration into Victory (misnomeratatin' masqueration Batman!) by the "resistance is futile" replicant media. With insipid, vapid titration, the Big News of the Corps' "Win" over New Orleans continues to roil through this legal breach, virulently channeled off the wire by the same few AP, NYT, TP, head lines. These heralds continue to Borg-out across the world wide web, flooding the Blog'O'spheres, swamping the Brit'nay Spears~~nay even threatening to obscure the bang'a'gonged, mind-knashingly supercilious suspended-disbelievable Faux Presidential Campaign Debate Show. From my home-groan research, a good chunk of this press obfustructure seems eructed, regurgitated, regenerated, retried & retreaded by vast & hugemongously expensive
Exquixotic Corps Public Relations Networks.

Yer Oh'So Humble Edattila the Pun could use help still researching the ECPRN Matrix Thingy~butt
(as che'say in de'gay bars)
here lies a big teaser.

Follow the money said Deep Throat. And make no mistake, do not misunderestimate the ASCE & USACE in the leagues of PR Media savvy.
We The People, in order to form a more perfect levee, to remain survivors, can ill afford urbane Naïvité when it is clearly time now to show the Corps
a bit of Bourgeois Nievete...
...or at least The Finger.
We must endeavor together, come much much more together to stop this out of control train known as: The Exquixotic Corps of Engineers.
Come early, come often, come alone or with a pad'na, but...
Come Together Right Now!
NO levees stand nothing to loose evermore
NO refuses to Assume the Position of the Corps
NO lives from the kindness of strangers at the door
NO gives a little somet'ing extra to the world
NO dances with the Reaper when the Reaper's keepin' score
NO loves, NO parades, NO cooks with the poor
NO waits at the crossroads evermourned
~Sinn Féin

Dead body found in FEMA trailer 3 months after residents complained
Edattila jus'Ax'in~How do You spell...Formaldehyde?

Special Thanks to jurrasicpork in Pottersville

Attacking Edwards, O'Reilly baselessly suggested New Orleans homeless encampment doesn't exist
Edattila schlaments~Will somebody please pie this forking ice'hole?

Judges may balk, but money still talks and BS runs for office~James Gill

Push to expand wetlands park stalls

Study: Sediment Makes New Orleans Sink
Edattila had this posted before noticing that the lead word here is actually Not "'Settlement' Makes New Orleans Sink". Whoa...still gotta wittle dain'bramage on that court ruling yester'dere, er'chere'.

Today's Parades
~Oh this website rocks big'dogs!

Iris - Uptown 11:00 a.m.
(2007 Pictures)
Tucks - Uptown 12:30 p.m.
(2007 Pictures)
Endymion - Mid City 4:30 p.m.
Isis - Metairie 6:00 p.m.
Corps de Napoleon - Metairie 6:30 p.m.
NOMTOC - Westbank 10:45 a.m.
Bush - Bush 9:00 a.m.
• Salt Bayou - Slidell 2:00 p.m.

Mardi Gras - Houma 6:30 p.m.

Ruling clears way for Lundi Gras marchers

Celebrities descend on Big Easy for Carnival

Krewe de Vieux Wins Best of Universe!~'Magical Misery Tour' Scooped NASA-Beatles Anniversary set to broadcast 'Across the Universe' on Lundi Gras!

Rio Carnival 2008 Schedule

Rows dog Rio carnival preparations

Weirdness, bad taste on parade at Rio's Carnaval

Go do it: Boise isn't New orleans, but there's plenty to do for Mardi Gras

Chattanooga 'New Orleans-Style' Parade With Judge Williams As King of Lundi Gras

New Orleans' Bands Take the Stage in the 'French Quarter' at Universal Orlando's 2008 Mardi Gras Celebration


Neville remains upbeat despite the devastation

Wonderful history of New Orleans 'From Spanish Silver to Congo Square'

Friday, February 1, 2008


Parades Today
~Hermes - Uptown 6:00 p.m.
~Krewe d'Etat - Uptown 6:30 p.m.
~Morpheus - Uptown 7:45 p.m.
~Muses - Uptown after Morpheus -
moved due to rain
~Aquila - Metairie 7:00 p.m.
~Selene - Slidell 6:30 p.m.
~Orpheus - Mandeville 7:00 p.m.
~Aphrodite - Houma 6:30 p.

Who dat in d'Etat?~Deep Float

As Endymion returns to Mid-City in a colorful sign of recovery, it will pass through a kaleidoscope of once-familiar neighborhoods that are very much a work in progress.

Black Astronaut & Challenger Hero, Dr. Ronald E. McNair's Name Stripped from New Orleans School

No Way Out ~CBS/48hrs to air interview with owners of St. Rita's nursing home.

Dismissed Katrina levee suit may be harbinger for other cities

Editor sadly notes~We tried to tell you, America.
Who will be the next contestant?

Thank you, Kathryn Cramer

New Orleans to get more flood protection

Feds list Baton Rouge among cities at high risk for terrorist attack

A Global Human Rights Perspective on a National Disaster

East Hartford must sign PAL agreement to get two-year deadline for Corps of Engineers to complete FEMA-approved dike and levee repairs

Corps of Engineers may not be ready for Panama Canal's expansion
Editor really really...really wants to know~Who is now ultimately in charge of levee-training the Corps? I mean, who are we gonna call when they miss the bowl and piss in our faces again!

Report: How the USGS Responded to 2005 Hurricanes and Addresses Storms Today
Editor emphasizes~USGS is Civilian, NOT part of the Exquixotic Corps.

Money talks, says study of justices

392 grants under question in report

Senator Landrieu, others defend earmarks

Prosecution won't call him 'Dollar Bill'

Notes from New Orleans: The State of Historic Preservation~Walter Gallas

The Gardens That Care Forgot

Chris Rose~The 60-Second Interview: Helio Castroneves

Actor works to keep N.O. center stage~Jarvis DeBerry

Hot 8 Brass Band and other things NOLA~NOLA radfem blog

The beat brought Sayles back in time

New Orleans #4 - from 420 Café, Amsterdam


Thursday, January 31, 2008


Thanks New Orleans Daily Photo

Parades Tonight!
~Babylon-Uptown 5:45 p.m.~rescheduled due to rain

~Chaos-Uptown 6:30 p.m.~CANCELLED due to rain
Muses-Uptown 7:00 p.m~rescheduled due to rain
RESCHEDULED FOR: 2/1/2008 following Morpheus

Weather today~tonight

“My Hands Are Tied”…Gentilly Girl

Corps off hook for N.O. levee failures, New Orleans day late and dollar short, judge in case due for a vacation.

New Orleans Levee Class Action To Be Appealed
“This decision, if allowed to stand, would mean that there is no Congressional oversight, nor review of the Corps’ actions which, in this instance, resulted in the greatest engineering disaster in the history of this country. On a more personal level, the families of the deceased, and the thousands of families who lost everything will have no way of seeking some justice and restitution. In this case, well over 300,000 homes and businesses were wiped out because of the Corps’ arbitrary, capricious, and in many instances even reckless acts in carrying out its Congressional mandate. Now, more than ever, Congress needs to conduct a full review of the Corps’ conduct by establishing an August 29 commission similar to the one established after September 11th tragedy without delay. We are calling upon all citizens to write their senators and congressmen to demand the Corps be held accountable.”~Joseph M. Bruno, the Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel

Why do we need an 8/29 Investigation?

In his ruling, Judge Duval said he was forced by law to hold the Corps immune even though the agency failed in protecting New Orleans and "squandered millions of dollars in building a levee system . . . which was known to be inadequate by the Corps' own calculations." But, Duval said, "it is not within the Court's power to address the wrongs committed. It is hopefully within the citizens of the United States' power to address the failures of our laws and agencies."

"He who controls the past controls the future"
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —
That whenever ANY Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness"
...Or Not?

Look Away, Look Far Away~Nolafugees

TP Editorial: Keep focus on New Orleans
Editor Yadayadayadayadas & Oh'Yeahs~Our local news paper has reeeally kept an eye focused on the Corps, eh? While we, The People, loose our asses in federal court, our picayune daily is off...where? Doing...what? Have they forgotten the shape of the lobby, of their offices, of their presses on 8/29/05? The Press was scattered with the rest of us when the levees broke!
Editor remembers that day in sadness, bald heartbreak and even a touch of the macabre, having seen with own lyin'eyes that there is no Freedom of the Press when the levees break and we have Shock Doctrine.

Times-Picyune Freedom of Information Act Request to FEMA: 884 Days and Counting

Dates set for summit of leaders in New Orleans~Agenda still unclear for April 21-22 event
Editor smiles~We gots y'agenda hangin'fo'ya Summit! As We Know All About Reaching For "Higher Ground", we will be waiting there to set the "agenda" for this paltry meet & greet. Let's show the rest of our nation, these North American Free Trade Leaders & the World how much we care~~ by throwing a hugemoungous "gathering" for this party!

Katrina Warriors Unite!!!

THE V-DAY EVENT OF THE DECADE~Vagina Monologues Comes to New Orleans~April 11-12, Louisiana Superdome

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Flying Close To the Sun~Feministing

Endymion Assault-Seizure of World Class Public Property Begins~Mr. Clio

Deadly consequence~Scout Prime

Liprap's Lament~The Line
Editor schlaments~I walk The Line for refuge from the blues.

Report warns of insurer bias on flood claims

Government Homelessness Programs: A MS Gulf Coast Triptych~Hungry Blues

Bear Season: Loan losses, housing slump hit regional banks

Plaza developers behind on two loans

Norco plant blowin' smoke

Buzz worthy~Chris Rose

Celebrations of Tet set around the area

Carb loading on the bayou: Pass me the potatoes

Feast of kings

Parade Gig of the Night~New Orleans Klezmer AllStars~at the Circle Bar-10

Soul Rebels~at Le Bon Temps Roule-11

Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Trio~at The Maple Leaf-10

Charles Neville and friends celebrate a Mardi Gras dance party

Free Jazzfest tickets offered to special few


Focusing The Spotlight: A Little More About Mike Freeman~The Latin Jazz Corner

Of pigeons and pilots~Chasing Ray

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Thank you New Orleans Daily Photo

John Edwards in New Orleans Today To Drop Out Of Race

Tree huggers, unite! Thar's Druids afoot tonight!~Deep Float

Carnival knowledge

Parades Today
~Ancient Druids - Uptown 6:00 p.m.
~Pygmalion - Uptown after Druids -
moved due to rain
~Thor - Metairie 6:30 p.m.
~Cleopatra - Westbank 6:30 p.m. -
moved due to rain

Letter from the Copyright/Trademark Holder: "Trademarking 'Mardi Paws' just good business"
Editor suggests, in this case, that 'Have A Heart thru Art' change its name to: 'Stomp A Heart thru Cease & Desist' and register itself as a business, rather than as a non-profit 501-c-3 public service organization. Jesus Wept! Perhaps these "good business" people will join with the "Good Hands" people and try to copyright Lagniappe!
"We are animal people, and animal people share."~Janine Woods, President-Mobile Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
"Why trademark something we'd love to happen all over the U.S. to help homeless animals?"~Charlotte Bass-Lilly, vice president of development for the Mystic Krewe of Barkus

Katrina Suit Vs. Army Corps Dismissed

Judge this!~thank you Widewater

Exquixotic Corps
~Everywhere you want to be!
~NYTimes-U.S. Failed to Oversee Corps on Iraq Work, Agency Says, Army Corps of Engineers over-charged the government hundreds of millions of dollars
~CT-In Defense Of Maromas
~NY-LOOW: Corps to steer clear of current advisory board
~FL-Upddate~Latest bomb find shakes parents at Odyssey Middle School in Orlando~Nancy Stitch, a spokeswoman for the Corps, said "We say there is no way we could have known it was there. . . . We stand by our previous statements that the school ground is safe."
Editor now realizes why laughing so hard is called 'stitches', Ms. Stitch! You PR people are just killing us! May we never get tired of reminding everyone that the Corps said that
over & over about our levees in New Orleans too, that they were safe for at least a Cat 3 hurricane...before they failed during a weak Cat 2 hurricane which passed by the city. We are all still waiting to hear from them about that one.
~CA-Army Corps of Engineers determines Natomas levees substandard

Refuse buyout, organizations say

Group pushes to inject Gulf revival into debates

Important Homeland Security News - Former FEMA Secretary Mike Brown will Offer His Perspective on Hurricane Katrina Recovery Efforts at the IACSP Wash DC Security Forum February 28th, 2008
"Overnight, an entire industry was created that has an entirely new revenue stream for these [accounting and consulting] groups," says (Brown's new company) Resilient's co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Darryl Moody. Moody is former vice chairman of the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council, an industry group.
Resilient's partners believe their expertise and connections can help them take advantage of that opportunity.
Co-founder Mark Gembicki is a former National Security Agency analyst and director of security programs for the Secret Service.
Robert Housman, director of legal and regulatory compliance, was an assistant director of the White House drug czar's office.
But the company's most widely recognized member might bring it the most attention.
"You want someone who knows the good," Brown says, "and the bad." [From the Washington Business Journal, September 29, 2006]

Nagin expects summit's impact to be 'tremendous'
Editor slams tongue in car door and advisthesths~WHOA there, C Ray! Befo'ya go off using those big words again, you may want to check in with a few protesters who might beg to differ about how this summit could end up going down...or at least check the dictionary...
Pronunciation: \tri-ˈmen-dəs\
Etymology:Latin tremendus, from gerundive of tremere~Date:1632
1: being such as may excite trembling or arouse dread, awe, or terror
2 a: notable by reason of extreme size, power, greatness, or excellence
b: unusually large :
synonyms see
— tre·men·dous·ly adverb
— tre·men·dous·ness noun

More tourists ready to come see the Mardi Gras

Ethics Reigns On Louisiana Political Parades

NAS JRB New Orleans Reaches Environmental Milestone

9 states deemed biggest dead zone contributors

Brice Building Co. tapped to build $64M New Orleans research center

Scottish chemicals sector to broaden horizons with mission to New Orleans

Theatre of Performing Arts restoration starts

New Orleans and the Origin of Jazz Music~Cabaret the Musical

Mardi Gras, Feb 5
~Bonerama and OK Go release "You're Not Alone", 5-Song EP to benefit New Orleans musicians displaced by Katrina

Brassed Off: Terence Blanchard leads the way on the Monterey Jazz Fest's anniversary tour

David Byrne~"The Knee Plays"


A Carnival Reading List

Personalities in our World of Words

Southern boy cooks up a New Orleans favorite

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


The New Orleans Trailer Story Gets Worse~Harry Shearer

House Committee accuses Feds of trifling with FEMA Trailer study~"FEMA officials actually hid, manipulated or simply ignored the scientific work and concerns of federal scientists to justify their own policy and legal objectives," subcommittee Chairmen Brad Miller, D-N.C., and Nick Lampson, D-Texas, wrote in a letter to Michael Chertoff, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees FEMA.

CDC Suppressed Toxic Trailer Warnings~ CBS News: Agency Suppressed Repeated Warnings From Top Scientist About Formaldehyde Fume Dangers

Feds dispute report saying they ’suppressed’ report on Katrina trailers danger- "This appears perhaps to be the tip of an iceberg."-Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Texas~CNN

Study: Gov't violated rights, principles in Katrina failures~Final Call

FEMA Statistics~The Kindness of Strangers

Why Protecting Watersheds Is About Community and Culture~Derrick Christopher Evans

Mississippi: Do You Love Your Redneck Governor Yet?~Buelahman’s Redstate Revolt

Edwards cancels Huntsville stop, heads to New Orleans

Continent's leaders will meet in New Orleans

Bush's Summit Plan Hailed in New Orlean

This-Part-of-the-World Class Summit~Mr. Clio

La. lawmakers promise fight to keep earmarks

In case you wondered~Earmark is a the term that dates to the 16th century, originally referring to cuts or marks in the ears of cattle and sheep made to show ownership.

Why Won't Bush Help 9/11 Workers?~Batmanchester

Insurance Commissioner Donelon accused of price fixing

Suit against Citizens now class action

FAllstate, Our State talks advance

Awash in debt, U.S. flood insurance under scrutiny

Exquixotic Corps~Everywhere you want to be!
~OR-Elk Creek Dam has managed to stop the clock, rather than water
~WV-Corps Should Move on Permits
~Miss. Army general prepares to end 32-year career...Don't let the door hit'ya where your own levees split 'ya heard me?

A Lousiana ASCE Member’s Reflections: How to Serve a Community with a Significant Hostile Element and Sandy Rosenthal~Think New Orleans

Ethics board outlines proposals

Katrina Evacuees Losing Homes in North Texas

Katrina film wins Sundance Gold

Close-ups of N.O. schools go online

Historic district agency goes slow

Jefferson Parish Animal shelter keeps cats, owners in the dark

Culinary Schools “Give Back” to New Orleans, Crescent City Farmers Market to Benefit

Fire and ice on the avenue
~Al Copeland reopens one restaurant on St. Charles and plans to reopen the other later this year

Purloined parade route a party pooper scooper for dysfunctional family friendly affair

Carnival Tips...Lassezes Le Bon Temp Roule'???

Parade spells trouble for Circle Bar sign

Caring krewes

No parades today but y'all can check in wit'da woid...ya'hoid?

Asterisk is Out of this World!

Liptrap's Lament~The Line

Grey Ghoul Redux~Gentilly Girl

WRNO and the Slack Jawed Yokel~Ashley Morris

Residential Architecture~Tin Can Trailer Trash

Music Review~John-Alex Mason 'Town And Country'~ Richard Marcus

BackTalk with OK Go’s Damian Kulash and Bonerama’s Mark Mullins~offBeat

The Chicago Music Commission is talking a lot, but is it doing anything?

FREE OYSTERS~with Westbank Mike & The Fisher Project at Banks Street Bar & Grill-8:00pm

"Swing Low: Hope & Music Helping New Orleans Rise"


Monday, January 28, 2008


Zulu's 2008 Lundi Gras Festival Celebrating Its 16th Year!

Coco loco! Decorating Zulu throws is a family affair for the Lafargues of Gretna

Mardi Gras: New Orleans Great In 2008 ~Krewe of Rex officials have sealed the deal with the LSU Marching Tiger Band, which will make a four-city-block addition to their parade themed "Royal Rivers" this year.

Parades Today
moved due to rain

Eve~Mandeville 7:00 p.m.
Excalibur~Metairie 7:00 p.m.

Atlas~Metairie 7:30 p.m.

New Orleans Female Cop Killing Requires Immediate Help, Focus

Police Officer Nicola Cotton
New Orleans Police Department
End of Watch: Monday, January 28, 2008

For the first time, the Army Corps of Engineers proposes voluntary buyouts as one of the options for protecting Louisiana from a catastrophic hurricane

~Corps officials drafting the reports say the complicated process of determining how best to protect Louisiana's coastal communities probably should take at least five years, so missing a two-year deadline is not surprising???? (emphasis and Question Marks editor's. What is "not surprising" is the fact that the Corps of Engineers thinks that regularly missing design deadlines is "not surprising"! Editor would like to remind these Sparky Corps Officials that our wetlands have been disappearing for over 50 years.)
"Although I am painfully aware that each day of delay is disquieting to all of us that are dedicated to the Gulf Coast recovery efforts, we all realize that our decisions will ultimately be tested over time," Army Assistant Secretary for Public Works John Paul Woodley Jr.
Editor notes~ John Paul Woodley Jr is not an engineer.
Editor will never forget~Those decisions were "ultimately tested" when a weakened Category 2 hurricane Katrina missed New Orleans but the Corps' levees failed us anyway. Remember 8~29.

Exquixotic Corps~Everywhere you want to be!
~CA-Why Natomas levees flunked
...U.S. agency used a new type of flood-risk analysis; critics fear faulty premises could distort the results. Instead, the Corps applied a new yardstick. {Or perhaps one of their trusty "Itolya' rulers"...scored with 12 inches but is actually only 6 inches long, "Look, Honey! I tol'ya it was 12 inches!"}
~CA-Newport Bay dredging project in danger. Corps screwing with the federal funding again.
~CA-Levee lessons from Katrina
~FL-Army Corp to Return to Odyssey Middle School they had previously designated bomb free
~Video Interview with track field workers hurt when phosphorous bomb found on the ground in the open ignites~raising questions about whether the Corps of Engineers could muster the technical dexterity needed to pour piss out of a boot, even with the directions printed on the heel.
Update~Florida Senator Bill Nelson said Monday that the Army Corps of Engineers will return to Odyssey Middle School in Orlando with bomb detection equipment. DOH!!! Ya'tink?

President Bush To Award New Orleans During State Of Union Speech~Stephen Sabludowsky

I did it all for a

Thank you Beth's Blog
NpTech Tag Summary: Penguin Day in New Orleans, Fondling the Tools, and More

There's going to be a Netsquared Meetup and recommendations for restaurant or location are needed. {Do we have any suggestions, eh Rising Tide Nola bloggers?:}

Texting during Katrina~NOLA Research Notes

Regrouping on demolitions

A Recovery that Doesn't Work~m.d. filter

Habitat's new controls concern some affiliates, including New Orleans

Broussard changes his story~James Gill

Commentary: Recovery tops Jindal's list of things to do

Harriet Michel to Speak at the 2008 Katrina Economic Development Summit

Northrop consolidation could cost N.O. jobs

Downtown and the Warehouse District: N.O. museum turnstiles spinning again

Book Of Nature ::
Exogenic Records

Harry Connick comes

Editor snickers~Well, duh...he did grow up in New Orleans!

The never-ending New Orleans gig~People Get Ready


Sunday, January 27, 2008


Gladiators Return to Chalmette, La.

Sunday Parades

Carrollton - Uptown 12:00 p.m.
King Arthur - Uptown 1:15 p.m.
Barkus - French Quarter 2:00 p.m.
Rhea - Metairie 2:00 p.m.
Centurions - Metairie 5:30 p.m.
Alla - Westbank 11:30 p.m.
Knights of Nemesis - St. Bernard 2:00 p.m.
Dionysus - Slidell 1:30 p.m.
Hyacinthians - Houma 12:30 p.m.
Hercules - Houma following Hyacinthians - moved due to rain

Cystic Krewe of Cease & Desist Ripoff Dog Parade
"Founder" aggressively defends name, attacks dog charities nationwide to charge several hundred dollars to use its name to benefit dogs on Mardi Gras---or face the wrath. Sadly these Saintly Animal Protection Groups cannot afford such a usurious and exorbitant fee, such blatant internet super highway robbery (which is why they are holding a fund-raiser duh?) and hence are forced to change the name of their own Mardi Gras Events. How forking icehole is that?
Editor scratches head, ears, ass, tummy (Oh'yeah...that's riiiiiight there! Don't stop!) and grrrrrrrrrrowls~Da'blood-suckin ticks and fleas are driving me crazy! Oh Chere', dees' FAT PAWS is killin'me. I wish someone would find us, out here in da'cold, and give us home! I know! Let's go to the Barkus Parade today and watch all our friends and their best friends march and bark and dance and t'row doggy treats and bones just for find all stray dogs~~just like us~~a best friend and a home of our own. Every Mardi Gras they strut their Paws fo'da Cause!

So Many Places to Live, but So Far Out of Reach

Nothin’ but the bones~Toulouse Street

"a tool for addressing any lingering shortcomings"~Your Right Hand Thief

8 Pieces of Molding by Kirby Sommers

Exquixotic Corps
~Pave Paradise, Put Up An Army Base?

~Could a rodent harm levee?

Hurricane center names director

Amid lawsuit, Broussard changes tune

Archdiocese working on plan for altered church landscape

New Orleans working class hit by cost squeeze

City Park oak trees named for volunteers

Goodbye from New

Trouble The Water wins Sundance~Lost in New Orleans

"Spontaneity involves the whole personal aspect of the artist in response to the present moment. Thus, the performance is essentially the musical experience of a passing moment, which cannot be repeated in quite the same way."~Cabaret The Musical
"This feels like krewe du vieux all over again."~Myxtrix Nieve