Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Let Them Eat Stake!
~Corps of Engineers spends Our Tax Dollars to this Public Relations firm to have their corps message cleaned up and painted --with a better shade of Lipstick!
Sound like yet another case of Pig Flew?
Wit'nass how and where the Exquisite Corps Plants Its Flag.
~Stakeholders are an integral part of a project. They are the end-users or clients, the people from whom requirements will be drawn, the people who will influence the design and, ultimately, the people who will reap the benefits of your completed project. Executive stakeholders are the guys who pay the bills.

Stakeholder Communications: OPP staff regularly contributes articles and photos to the Corps’ various stakeholder communications including the Task Force Hope Status Update --like this one placed last night at WWL?

Riverside is an in-house monthly, full- color, glossy print magazine publication of the USACE New Orleans District. While the magazine is written for an internal audience, it contains useful information on a wide variety of topics and Corps activities.
{And Cost a Forkin'Bundle of Flood Funding to Publish!}

We The People, Who Pay Every Dime of this PR Firm's Contract, are considered "general public", and as such, are not considered "Stakeholders" or "End Users" or even particularly important components to OPP's Million Dollar/Year Strategic "Relationship" with the Corps of Engineers.
Over 1500 of us died after the last Corps Failure on August 29th, 2005, but OPP's job is to convince everyone that the Corps is Reducing Risk by Building Strong. Indeed, it could be easily argued from the Corps ongoing exploits of Delay that We The People are quite expendable, and (in the gunsites of this PR Firm) in the way of their message spin.

And BTW~BARRY JOHN M---$1,500???
On this same list of Federal Spending, where we found OPP at the $1M level, our own John Barry turned up at the $1500 level? For What did the Exquisite Corps pay $1500 to John Barry, a member of our esteemed new Levee Board: S.L.F.P.A.-East?
It certainly isn't the money, but the question... and the surprise.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

And Humid City, always quick on the draw, opens up a Ho'nutter can of misdirection, with a pan of dead fish on the women of OPP.

Corps Spends Pig for Purty Lips, We Pay for Public Relations Spin

{^^^Caution! Strong Language!^^^}
~Editilla Goz't'Hella~ Remember all these cute "public input meetings" the Corps expensively advertises?
ASCECORPS is spending Millions Mo'Dollars of Our Flood Protection Funding
to hire this Public Relations Firm to have lots of public meetings where the effected public can come Talk At The Corps.
This is the very type of firm you would have wanted to do the invitations for Hitler's Bat Mitsvah. These are the very people who have been hired to Spin'filtrate the Corps Message of Risk, keep us all distracted by pretty ads and flags while the Corps moves along with the same engineering methodology that Flooded New Orleans on 8/29 and de-swamped South Louisiana in the first place. These are the very people who have enable the Corps to get away with delaying our Flood Safety Studies.
Whenever the Corps has wanted to screw us in the ass,
these are the people who tell us how good it feels to be Punk'd.
This firm believes People want to feel like they have a stake in the work yad nauseum. Let'em Talk, Hell, talk is cheaper than bullets!
Yet the whole time, No matter what anyone says to the Corps of Engineers, ASCECORPS has had every intention of installing their own design of defective engineering so they can come back later and reinstall more defective designs so they can come back later and reinstall more defective designs so they can come back later and...have marketing groups run their meetings and risk message.

And just think, if OPP is successful in knocking us all dead here, then imagine the possibilities for making a killing marketing Risk to the rest of the country. Oh the Horror Cha'Ching!
That is the final judgment here, the actual Grapes of Wrath of this Public Relations "cause", to wit: by our deaths from the next catastrophic engineering failure, we will have proved this PR Company successful, as the Corps Reduces Risk, Builds Strong.

From the puissant lips
of the Succubus...

OPP provides media support for print, broadcast and Internet media on local, national and international levels including outlets such as the Times-Picayune, WWL-TV CBS New Orleans, Associated Press, USA Today, The Weather Channel, The Today Show, French TV Channel 5, and Engineering News Record on issues such as Hurricane Gustav, “paper in the floodwalls” and other investigative responses, seepage, peer review and the state of the hurricane and storm damage risk reduction system.
As part of this cause?, OPP fosters strategic relationships with media outlets that result in more accurate and balanced stories.
OPP focuses on the enhancement of internal and external communications between the various Corps districts, stakeholders (??), media and the general public (us?).
OPP has facilitated a myriad of interviews about the rebuilding of hurricane system levees and interim risk reduction structures. Our team members have facilitated in-depth interviews with producers and hosts of The History Channel and MTV. (Oh'Snap!)
OPP's media support has been a fundamental part of the transition from typically negative news coverage to more neutral and positive news coverage. (Spin'Filtration)
~Editilla Notellas~ Everything composted above: aforementioned, linked, referred to, parodied, smeared, slabbed, slammed, copied, pasted and condemned whatnot'whateva rests solidly and legally on the subject's public availability as News Evidence of where our Tax Dollars are going, and as such is inviolate of copyrights. More to point, we paid for this ass'wipe.
We have paid OPP 2 Million Dollars to date for this ass'wipe.
And, lest anyone sense even a drop of blood profit on this blog...
show me a reason and I'll walk the fire.
~More from yesterday's lengthy post.

Update: Corps' Million Dollar PR company changed its website after expose, they can run but they can't hide!

We want the truth, not PR!

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~Save Charity

Come, Mister tally man,
tally me banana ~slabbed

Painting ~Fernand Allard L'Olivier
~Getty Images

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DEQ cracks down on dumping
~Cain Burdeau

Former Ky. man who wears skirts files suit in New Orleans
~Karla Ward

'Class of Katrina' graduating,
4 years after storm~Kevin McGill

Chicken plant bill goes to full House ~Michelle Millhollon

HBO gives David Simon's 'Treme' green light~Dave Walker

'After the Storm' ~PWALLY
~Editilla Chin'chillas~Sometimes we just needs some'mo beautiful painting to straighten it all out.

Life after Jazz Fest
~Trevor C. Jones

Big Sam's Funky Nation
~Wednesdays at the Square

The Healer, Erykah Badu
~Whose shoes are these anyway?

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