Saturday, February 9, 2008


Obama Wins Louisiana
220,527 57%Obama, Barack
136,951 36%Clinton, Hillary

Shotgun Houses - Upcycling in New Orleans~DIYthing

Claverie Crafts Mardi Gras Throws~NO Craft Mafia

179th Philadelphia Flower Show's jazzy theme pays tribute to New Orleans

Arts Council offers commissions for public art

Thank you New Orleans Daily Photo
State symbol may fly off endangered species list

What (Mr.) Clinton Brought to New Orleans~Harry Shearer

Nagin still flirting with run for Governor~Library Chronicles

What is LATALK?~Louisiana Questions

City may move homeless from underpass to shelter

FEMA deadline looming for 1,500 remaining trailers~Only three weeks remain for people living in FEMA trailers to get out for good under Jefferson Parish's continuing crackdown on the emergency housing units.

Edittila's chin chillas~Scary choice of words there from the Picayune, eh? The newspaper sounds like the Myanmar Times. With their special inference of anonymity upon those dirty, lazy scoundrel FEMA trailer homeless survivors they neglected to publish any statements from the people who "live" in these trailers near the airport. Why are these human beings still in those trailers? What are their names? In the entire article, they did not ask one person effected by this "crackdown" (Picayune word). Rather we only read the side of the administrators effecting this buck-passing assfuck. Just what is the paper's angle on the dangle of this tightening noose? Given the wonderful coverage set-up we endured with the Corps lawsuit, the homeless protesters allegedly from out of town, the delinquent levee report, Edittila sadly wonders if the Picayune remains a newspaper of record or has become leaflets of Shock Doctrinare Propaganda.

Seeking a Different Vision for New Orleans~Planetizen

Letter from New Orleans~Peter Zinn

Is this horse dead yet?
~Metroblogging New Orleans

Ex-Nagin aide on other side of gripes

EPA to burn houses with asbestos

Bogart's confidante, reputed mistress dies in New Orleans

An Open Letter On Trans and Intersexed Issues in the Land of Confusion~Gentilly Girl

Fear factor~Medical professionals seek crisis indemnity

Clinton describes wife Hillary as Katrina crusader...OoooK'ville!
A bit on the move at that first year, Edittila must have missed all her...crusading? Too bad the senator didn't consider Louisiana important enough to crusade her ass down here to tell us about all of that herself. Soft-palming Bill leads one to suspect the super delegate fix must be in (wit'da Breaux?) on this levee breech of decorum.

Disenfranchised~Tin Can Trailer Trash

Bush budget proposal would fund levee repair
~Medicare, Medicaid would be trimmed to fund project

African American Ministers Return to New Orleans to Keep Focus on the Gulf Coast


Friday, February 8, 2008


Tornadoes Put FEMA on Spot as death toll rises to 57.

Federal Response Continues

Editor notes~These storms occurred nearly on the anniversary of the tornado that struck New Orleans last year? Given thar many of those in the devastated areas did not hesitate to come to our aid, it behooves us all to get on the horn and see what we can do to help in their hour of need, eh? Let'em know we care: Here's one place to start.

Baby found alive 150 yards from destroyed home

Three killed at Louisiana Technical College Friday morning

"When I am President, the words 'never again' - spoken so often in those weeks after Katrina - must not fade to a whisper."
Edittila shillas~Careful what you ask for, Obamamon!
Barack Obama's speech yesterday in New Orleans

What Obama Brought to New Orleans~Harry Shearer

Bill Clinton to campaign in New Orleans on Friday ~ slips passed namesake, 'Dollar Bill', to cruise state wit'da Breaux

Candidates still missing big picture~Lolis Eric Elie

Federal judge: Army Corps is responsible for flood

Disaster response gets a fresh surge of discussion

Edittila d'Aphasia hears that word again: SURGE!
--Sloooowly I turn! Step by Step...inch by inch...

Exquixotic Corps

Everywhere you want to be...
Residents accuse corps of racism
~TX-Giant Salvinia Found on Lakes Palestine and Sam Rayburn
~MA-Army Corps of Engineers: PI beach preservation too costly ~“We don’t do beach nourishment projects anymore,” said Ed O’Donnell, New England chief of navigation for the Army Corps of Engineer
~GA-Turkey Hunts Scheduled for Bussey Point

~FL-Corps eyes Navarre Pass
~MN-Levee flood wall could be done in two years

Let's get a bunch of Gulf Coast geeks together and build something for someone who needs our help.

Opportunity ripe to shape a new New Orleans

Panel says buildings should be preserved

Sketchy politicos aren't the retiring sort~James Gill

Louisiana political leaders hedge bets on candidates

Ethics fines often just go unpaid

Border Patrol hiring in N.O.

Hawai to receive $2.5 million for storm recovery

Hurricane Katrina and the History of Human Geography in New Orleans~Planetizen

"Everybody's Searchin' for Somethin'" in Virtual Earth
Editilla uses Apple--but hey, whateva' finds where to float yer'boat when da'Fat Lady sings, ya'know?

Modernist Art in Camo
~Mero Pyaro

Edittila love-dubs this blog
and learned,
during the flood {euphemistically referred to herein as "The Troubles"}

that Necessity may be the Mother of Invention
but Camoulflage is the Art of Survival.
Sometimes ya'just never know, eh?

Review~Trouble the Water


Thursday, February 7, 2008


Pave Road Home, many ask

In still-fuzzy election, the focus shifts to Louisiana

Blanchard's requiem for New Orleans
~"You'll notice that the Republicans, nobody wants to have debates down here in New Orleans," Blanchard said. "To me, I think that's a travesty. I think it's cowardice, and I think it says a lot."

Bill Clinton: Pimp Daddy President
~Former "Former First Black President" in state Friday to campaign for former First Lady with namesake super-delegate congressman formerly known, outside of his Federal Corruption Case, as "Dollar Bill", times and locations unavailable at press time.
Editilla says hit me~This election Tony Morrison endorses Barak Obama, which begs the question of a 2nd 1st Black President? Jus'axsing...

Hillary Clinton the New Financial Underdog? ~ Now trying to portray Obama as "Establishment Money Machine"?~Is not coming to New Orleans, has said very little about New Orleans in campaign, is sending husband for campaign buzz through state, and by the way, has blown through $43,000,000 since Jan 1st? $10,000,000/week?
That makes 1,000,000,000 cents.
Plunderdog is here.

Judge refuses to drop Jefferson's case

Carnival mess reeks of success

City tries again to ban bullhorn...Foghorn? Leghorn?

Hurricane storm surge strategies set for review

Homeless in New Orleans~The Nation

What is Lloyd’s of London vs. what is an education?~Louisiana Questions

Michele "Jack'ya" Chertoff sued over border fence land grabs!

Border Fence Opponents Have New Hero

Objections to ethics proposals surface

Louisiana ports seek $300M from state

Statement regarding airport vendors at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Sheriffs traveling to New Orleans

After Katrina, Ash Wednesday gains new significance for many

A simple egg is all you need to liven up those meat-free Fridays during Lent~Marcelle Bienvenu

Edittila stumblrillas~Hey Marcelle! Doesn't 'Meatless" mean, well...without meat? And aren't chickens considered 'meat', at least before they become good republicans and loose their cocks to lobbyist? Walkin' on egg shells to break it to you this way, and just axsin', but we don't want you to run afoul of the Big Rooster.

New Orleans love letters~Kate Hill

Exhibit: Fait Accompli by Gulf War Veteran Eade Opening Reception

Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table

This one belonged in a Gilmore Girls episode~Chasing Ray

Please help rebuild New Orleans Public Libraries~The Beatitudes

Composing the Exile
~Steve Bernstein’s Latest ‘Diaspora’ Album~Anthony Weiss

NBA taps N.O. music for All-Star events


The New Orleans Video-Voice Project - In Central City

2008 South by South West Film Festival

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Mercredi~Cendres À Cendres

Thank you, Right Reverend J.W. Baily

New Orleans Faithful Head to Churches

Happy Mardi Gras From The City That Says Fuck Politically Correct And
His Donkey From D.C. That He Rode In On!!!~Black Cat Bone

Obama comes to New Orleans~Ken Foster

Son of Corps' Contractor Appointed Chairman of State's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority?

Jindal's halo looking a little tarnished~James Gill

TP Editorial~Recovery and Reflection...Ooooo'Kville!

Editilla signals to Gat'Realla...Come in, Gat'Realla!
~~In the ashen light 0f the recent Federal Court ruling, acquitting the Exquixotic Corps faux 'Engineers' of any and all responsibility in their self-admitted levee failures which resulted in the negligent homicides of 1000s of US citizens and inestimable property damage in New Orleans, Edittila raises da'fista, takes the Lenten Feast of Manners, gloves off, no more Mr. Nice Guy, no more "shit in one hand half a dozen in the other"...and moves to fasts tact with the Exquixotic Corps...all the way through the Crucifixion and Resurrection to the United States Supreme Court.
It is now set legal precedent that we cannot Redress the Redrum of our Corps of Engineers. Hence, apropos of the Bush Doctrine and the enforcement of Disaster Capitalism, they will kill us all without even blinking twice, or simply leave us to battle each other over resources as their flood control projects, their bridges, their infrastructures of homeland security fail due to self-admitted malfeasance. They are laughing all the way to the bank while we drown in our own damn~nation.
Please join, gentle readers, in spreading da'woid on the Exquixotic Corps. Copy every article you find here, or whereva', send it on or post it to your own blogs, stitch-hike it across the Net. This will help counterbalance the Corps' aggregated Public Relations on the Internet News Alerts. For example, Google: 'Corps of Engineers Lawsuits' and you will get a virtual flood of pages of articles on New Orleans' recent loss in court.
Hundreds of posts about the Corps victory. This is no accident. They pay people a lot of our tax money to do this. We can change that by forwarding and posting our own headlines, building our own aggregate news of "the rest of the story". As you can see from the growth of this Ladder, there is plenty of news around the country on the Exquixotic Corps screwing the tax payer~~as well a tide of articles of, by and for the ReBirth'La Pucelle d'Orléans.
This marks the essence, la'ashe da'brow feaux'Edittila, of the New Orleans News Ladder.

We find our own ways home.
We sail our own ships.
We make our own waves.
We sew our own nets.
We already know how to fish.
Sinn Féin

Corps of Engineers Plays 'Divide and Conquer' with States Rights, Breaches National Trust in Federal Courts

Georgia Loses Major Federal Court Ruling~'Secret' water agreement with Corps of Engineers ruled illegal

Southeastern Federal Power Customers, Inc. v. Green (Dept. of Army)

Cause for Pause~Corps of Engineers to Determine Miss. River with 'reconnaissance study', expected to take about a year and a half.
Edittila dum'dee'dum
Hey! Corps of Engineers! The Mississippi River lays, errra, right where you left it, still hangin'
(more or less) between those failed manhoods you call levees!!!

More Exquixotic Corps

~Everywhere you don'wanna be, Mon!

~NC~Flow From Falls Lake Might Be Halved, Tightening the Neuse River~"My concern is that the Corps is making this decision without any scientific basis," Dean Naujoks, of the Neuse River Foundation, said.
~VA-Army Corps of Engineers Reveals River Flood Project May Cost and Extra $10,ooo,000
~MS-Thank You For Giving A Yazoo!~Life has taught us...

~MS-EPA Nixes $250,000,000 Corps' Pump Project to Drain Mississsippi's Wetlands Dry for Agriculture
~TX-Corps threatens to sue over access to UT Brownsville campus for border fence
~TX-County judge looking to cut off Corps' court order at the pass

~FL~Permit suspension at mall 'too little, too late'~“This is a backhanded way of getting half the punishment out,” said Denise Layne of the Sierra Club.

No Reservations, part 4~Ashley Morris

SJSU leads push for bill to rebuild New Orleans

Tulane Continues With New Orleans House Prototypes

Cartoonist Ken Allen was inspired by Vodou Spirits from his interest in New Orleans music

Gran Bwa~Hart McNee and World Conscience

Music Review: Willy DeVille 'Pistola'~Leap In The Dark


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Mardi Gras

Thank You Infrogmation

Thank you Editor B

Zulu - Uptown 8:00 a.m.
(2007 Pictures)
Rex - Uptown 10:00 a.m.
(2007 Pictures)
Elks Orleans - Uptown11:30 a.m.
Crescent City - Uptown after Elks
Argus - Metairie 10:00 a.m.
Elks Jefferson - Metairie after Argus
Jefferson Trucks - Metairie after Elks
Lions - Covington 10:00 a.m.
Covington - Covington, after Lions
Grela - Gretna 11:00 a.m.
Houmas - Houma 12:00 p.m.
Kajuns - Houma follows Houmas
Bonne Terre - Houma 3:00 p.m.
• Skunks - Lacombe 1:00 p.m.
• Chahta-Ima - Lacombe 1:30 p.m.

Edittila in Exilla~Merci

Monday, February 4, 2008

Lundi Gras

Lundi de Soileau Mardi Gras Courir

Eunice, La.

About the Courir de Mardi Gras (Mardi Gras Run)
"Suivez-moi, le poulet, je suis pleine de maïs!"
Mardi Gras draws on traditions which are centuries old. Revelers go from house to house, begging to obtain the ingredients for a gumbo. The capitaine (captain) of the "Courir de Mardi Gras" (Mardi Gras Run) first must obtain permission from the people at the house for the group to go onto their property. Once permission is given, the Mardi Gras riders may charge toward the house where they will sing, dance and beg for "cinqsou" (5 cents) until the owner offers them ingredients for the gumbo.
The owner will throw a live chicken into the air and the Mardi Gras group will give chase, running, falling, and fumbling over each other for the honor of being the one to catch their dinner.

ZULU Lundi Gras

Carnival opens arms to everyone
~Lolis Eric Elie

Mithras masterminds Golden gallivanting

"The Night cometh in which we take no note of time, and forget that we are living in a practical age which mostly relegates romance to printed pages and merriment to the stage. Yet what is more romantic than the Night of the Masked Ball — the too brief hours of light, music, and fantastic merriment which seem to belong to no century and yet to all? Somehow or other, inspite of all the noisy frolic of such nights, the spectacle of a Mardi Gras Ball impresses one at moments as a ghastly and unreal scene. The apparitions of figures which belong to other ages; the Venetian mysteries of the domino; the witchery of beauty half-veiled; the tantalizing
salutes from enigmatic figures you cannot recognize; the pretty mockeries whispered into your ear by some ruddy lips whose syllabling seems so strangely familiar and yet defies recognition; the King himself seated above the shifting rout impenetrable as a Sphinx; and the kaleidoscopic changing and flashing of colors as the merry crowd whirls and sways under the musical breath of the orchestra — seem hardly real, hardly possible to belong in any manner to the prosaic life of the century. "
~Lafcadio Hearn-1880~

Fabulous Glorious Gay Carnavals of New OrLeans

Holocaust Float Banned in Rio Carnival...
Go Figure?
Throw me Some...what?

Kings: New Orleans, Eli Manning, Bacchus, Hulk Hogan

The Recovery Agenda: Barack Obama pledges New Orleans rebuild, FEMA overhaul

Edittila cuts a tart~Hey Barak, 3 1/2 words and change: New Orleans Where'yat!

Gov. Blanco’s Road Home humor~Forgotston

Chertoff: Hazard mitigation money should not go to Louisiana

Edittila filla~Get Back, Mr. Chertoff! Put ya'chert on! Zip yer'lip, park yo'le'petit penis brainus and get a new maybe Mr. Fellatio.

3001 Awarded U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Surveying and Mapping Contract

Disaster capitalism revisited~Laurence Miall

DRI Returning To New Orleans For Annual Toxic Torts Seminar

Career Fair for Military Veterans & Spouses Coming to New Orleans on February 12

Marine Corps commissions symphony for New Orleans
~Marine Forces Reserve, based in New Orleans' 9th Ward, is commissioning a composition to evoke the city's rebirth after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Jazz & Heritage Foundation to premiere Treme documentary


Hot Picks

It's Lundi Gras, always a big night for music. Dr. John stages his Mardi Gras Mambo at the House of Blues. Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen and Bonerama play a free show at the Howlin' Wolf. Galactic is back at Tipitina's...

Sunday, February 3, 2008


New Orleans Mardi Gras Survives~As Bacchus, Eli Pass Where'yat, Archie?

All hail Prytanians!

Mystic goes to Gotham

Lassezes Le Bon Temp Roule'!!!

Okeanos - Uptown 11:00 a.m.
Babylon - Uptown after Okeanos
- moved due to rain
Thoth - Uptown 11:30 a.m.
Mid-City - Uptown 12:15 p.m.
(2007 Pictures)
Bacchus - Uptown 5:15 p.m.
Grand Isle Independent- Grand Isle 5:30 p.m.
Tchefuncte - Madisonville 2:00 p.m.
Terreanians - Houma 1:00 p.m.
Montegut - Houma 2:00 p.m.

Floats roll without commercial interruption

Edattila ponteficates~Given Mayor Baby C. Ray's dain-bramaged and documented "Brand Deficit Disorder", we don'need no steenkin' corp's sonsorship! Green Bay's got the Packers (thank goddess!:) why can't New Orleans get it with Mardi Gras? Why hand off that World Class Brand to some other forkin'flaccid legal entity.
Let's Not sell-off such a great opportunity to
shout out
World Wide...

New Orleans Is Mardi Gras & She's Here To Stay
Betta'gitcha some beads or get outta'da way!
She's All Around dat'Neutral Grounds
She Lassezes Le Bon Temp Roule'!!!

La Pointe du Mardy Gras

Thanks New Orleans Daily Photo

Mardi Gras: El Paso events offer taste of New Orleans

The taste takes chef back to New Orleans

Exquixotic Corps looking to change perception problems

Edattila feints, dally's, pares & thrusts~Image Schlemidge! The Corps could just as easily change their face, the one they lost in the flood, than see beyond those self-installed blinders. Oh? They are actually talking about the
public's perception of them? Really?
silly Edattila!

Will the pump project work?

Speaking of green waves~Blogmont

N.O. blight program quietly slinks away

Nagin Updates City Services

Caught in the matrix~Kadoos too T. Picayune

Insurer may find rebirth in La.

Real Vintage Cartoon Video at Prytania Theater, New Orleans~Video Voo

Now on video: Meet the pit bulls of New Orleans~Thank You Sula Foundation & Sound Cafe'

Grave Sculpture~Have Mac Will Blog

New Orleans turns spotlight on theater
~Entertainment area plan, it's hoped, will revive downtown

Blogroll Amnesty Day (B.A.D.)~Gentilly Girl


Blackie Campo standing the test of time

No horsing around at Rescue Ranch