Friday, August 21, 2009


Interview with Harry Shearer
~David Winkler-Schmit

Do you read any of the local blogs?
“Every once in a great while. It’s not part of my regular thing.
Sandy Rosenthal (the director of hips me to some stuff from time to time. And I see some others from time to time, but not day in and day out, no. I don’t read a lot of bloggers day in and day out simply because I’m trying to actually get information as opposed to opinions and secondhand things.
I try to go as close to actual information as I can get.”

Louisiana Sen. Landrieu To Hold Health Care Town Hall Meeting In Reserve ~BBuzz

National historic preservation office closing New Orleans, who'dat sayz Good Riddance?
~Editilla Shadow'rillas~
The number of vitriolic comments directed upon this group really surprised me, despite our tactical experience in spotting and burying ASCECORPS PR and their Bo'Intel'Pro Ops.
But this one comment in particular reeks of pro-LSU Astro-turf: "Perhaps the out of town group will stop the lawsuits that are attempting to scuttle the much needed hospitals."
Or this comment: "Good riddence. Everything in New Orleans that was built before Katrina should be torn down ... from the Jackson Barracks to the 17th street canal ...
The whole place is a termite filled toilet."

It had occurred to me that the real estate developers in general, and Anti-Save Charity Lobby in particular, definitely have the Money and Motive to employ such Artificial Grass Roots.
Whoever is running their PR (and it is definitely being run here) is doing a masterful job. I gotta hand it to them.
Thorough, and unlike the Corps, legal though no less egregious.
Who knows what evil lurks in the memes of men? Editilla knowz.

Jarvis DeBerry: Thinly veiled racism in St. Bernard Parish blocks fair housing

4 Years After Katrina: Housing crisis continues, low-income renters face discrimination
~Desiree Evans

Cheers For Cannizzaro, DA Of New Orleans ~Jeff Crouere

Environmental groups question Houma Navigation Canal floodgate~Houma Today

`Anderson Cooper 360°' Show To Air Live From New Orleans 27th

Weathering the Storm: Measuring Household Willingness-to-Pay for Risk-Reduction in Post-Katrina New Orleans ~H/T~Environmental Economics

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own – an update on Montet v State Farm and Politz v Nationwide ~slabbed

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Red Alert! Bush Was Going to Lose! ~Emptywheel
~Tom Ridge will apparently confirm everything we suspected:
"Ridge was never invited to sit in on National Security Council meetings; was "blindsided" by the FBI in morning Oval Office meetings because the agency withheld critical information from him; found his urgings to block Michael Brown from being named head of the emergency agency blamed for the Hurricane Katrina disaster ignored; and was pushed to raise the security alert on the eve of President Bush's re-election, something he saw as politically motivated and worth resigning over." In particular, I look forward to knowing precisely what kind of warning Ridge gave against hiring Brownie.
And I'm sure those in New Orleans are sort of curious, too.

La. company gets federal contract to survey seafloor

Interv. w/ Leo McGovern of Antigravity and A.D. New Orleans After The Deluge ~Deckfight

Josh Neufeld and A.D. hits the road ~Heidi MacDonald
~In the four years since the Corps of Engineers flooded New Orleans, that breech of public trust has inspired an incredible artistic outpouring -- nonfiction articles and books, poetry, novels, photography, painting, film and music.
It was only a matter of time before someone produced a post-flood graphic novel, and with "A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge" (Pantheon, $24.95) by Josh Neufeld,
that time has arrived.

Outreach Tulane to fall on fourth Katrina anniversary

Irvin Mayfield revives the music of Los Hombres Calientes for a good cause~Keith Spera

What is it with some uses of word
"Rising" that don't "Get It" up?

~Was the Flooding of New Orleans a Natural Disaster? No.
Was the Flooding of New Orleans a Man Made Disaster? Yes.
Do these fuckless idiots say one word as to the Corps Role? No.
Slide guitar, helpless blacks, and clean white folks to the rescue.
Oh, and throw in lots of inaccurate information as lagniappe for
Chirst on a Schtick! I hate to have this attitude, I really do. But...
they Walk The Lie to the unreal Cause of this Man-made disaster.
That must stop or we will never be safe from the Exquisite Corps.
Instead of funding this slick RIAA/Music Industry PR Campaign,
--which will divert desperately needed local resources--
why not support the truly local efforts of NOMRF?
Editirony. These folks hit the ground earliest, with instruments.

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