Monday, September 21, 2009


Corps still at odds with state and city officials~Katie Moore

NOLA-Dishu on Maria Garzino
~Editilla Bo'tellas da'ProIntella~Composted and carried over for the ongoing commentary. We already liked this blogger for a number of reasons, least of all a truck named "Patches".
But, it is his engineering temperance towards addressing the Exquisite Corps which often carries our terms of endearment. Such is the case here with his treatment of the Corps engineer who blew the whistle on these criminally insane bad pumps --that she said she was forced to install by the New Orleans District of the Corps of Engineers. Gentle'rillas are well aware my view and tack on The Line and anyone who would stand anywhere near those idiot bastard engineers of Leake Street --one of whom happens to be soft-handing Nameless Astro-turf onto this discussion.

~"The best account yet of why the levees failed.
The authors also warn of more disasters to come if politicians and government agencies continue to promote huge engineering project along unstable coastlines."

--Bruce Babbitt, former Secretary of the interior.
Octavia Books hosts talk and book signing with co-authors Shirley Laska and Robert Gramling.

Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 6:00 p.m.
Location: Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St.
~Hat'tip and goes Big Apple!

Monitoring Water Use and Managing Water Rights from Space
~A video describes how NASA scientists can use the thermal wavelengths from Landsat data to estimate how much water is being used on a field-by-field basis.

Endangered species on oil and gas companies' Red River watch list
~Vickie Welborn

~Brought to the attention of the various companies in recent weeks by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are three federally threatened and endangered species — a plant, bird and fish — that could be found along the massive waterway.
Criteria has been put in place recently to help the operators identify the species and to make sure the water pumping process does not disturb or destroy the natural habitats of the earth fruit, pallid sturgeon and interior least tern.

It’s going to happen – update on O’Keefe v State Farm
~Nowdoucit slabbed

Miss Piggy reported missing
~The New Orleans Levee

~Muppet last seen near Warehouse District eatery, chefs questioned.

215 lots auctioned in Lakeview ~C.J. Lin

Editing the evidence in NOPD beating case ~Terri Troncale
~Graphic videotapes that showed New Orleans Police Department officers beating a retired schoolteacher during a 2005 arrest were key to the firing of two officers and the Civil Service Commission’s decision to uphold that action.
But that same evidence was not viewed by a state appeals court, which last week overturned the firing of Robert Evangelist. That ruling cleared the way for the former officer and racist thug to be reinstated with full back pay.
With an Evangelist who needs a Witnaaasss?

New Orleans, Senator, Mayor Hopeful Urges Louisiana Child-Governor Jindal On Rail~BBuzz


Katrina-related projects in Jackson County, MS under review~Harlan Kirgan
~Eight Hurricane Katrina revitalization projects in Jackson County are at risk of losing funding because of a missed deadline to begin construction, according to the MDA.

Mississippi’s Failure~NYTimes
~While many Mississippians languished without help, the Bush administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development allowed the state to shift $600 million of the recovery money to the refurbishment and expansion of the Port of Gulfport—a pet project of local politicians that was conceived long before Katrina.

As Galveston Recovers From Hurricane Ike, Some Residents Feel Left Behind
~James C. McKinley Jr.

~By most accounts, the pace of recovery here has been much better than in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, a more powerful storm.
~Editilla turns like a Worm in a Shotgun~
Yeah well...perhaps their recovery went better because it wasn't Katrina that devastated New Orleans on 8/29 --it was the Goddamned Corps of Engineers. And, poor Galveston didn't have Standing Water over 80% of the city for nearly a month.
Galveston did, however, have a biosafety level 4 laboratory in which infectious agents are exotic with potential for aerosol transmission and for which no vaccine or therapy currently exists. These agents pose a high risk of exposure and infection to laboratory personnel, the community, and the environment.
I mean, other than vulnerability to hurricanes, floods and earthquakes, the idea of locating a BSL-4 laboratory on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico is just fucking brilliant, right?

Come on Mr. NYT "Reporter", Get Your Ass In Gear!

Help Us Stop and Correct this Katrina Shorthand!

Video: designer and HIV/AIDS activist Jack Mackenroth in
New Orleans, 9-19-09~Richard

Home for Sublette,
Ned Sublette's new book examines New Orleans before Federal Flood of '05
~Will Coviello, Gambit

National Book Festival:
Author Douglas Brinkley on Teddy Roosevelet, Katrina, Hunter Thompson, More

The Holy Grail of the Unconscious~Sara Corbett
~This is a story about a nearly 100-year-old book, bound in red leather, which has spent the last quarter century secreted away in a bank vault in Switzerland. The book is big and heavy and its spine is etched with gold letters that say “Liber Novus,” which is Latin for “New Book.” Its pages are made from thick cream-colored parchment and filled with paintings of otherworldly creatures and handwritten dialogues with gods and devils.
If you didn’t know the book’s vintage, you might confuse it for a lost medieval tome.
Some people feel that nobody should read the book, and some feel that everybody should read it. The truth is, nobody really knows. Most of what has been said about the book — what it is, what it means — is the product of guesswork, because from the time it was begun in 1914 in a smallish town in Switzerland, it seems that only about two dozen people have managed to read or even have much of a look at it.
~Editilla's punching tickets at the Magic Theater~
While Gentle'rillas may wonda what the above story has to do with New Orleans, they can try to imagine watching their own psychiatrists breakdown in front of them.
The one in this story did it on purpose, thereby saving my ass from almost certain suicide many times, 90 years later, both during and especially after The Corps' Flood of New Orleans.

"So It Goes: An Evening With Kurt Vonnegut"~Todd Grove
~At the Southern Rep, Free admission.
New Orleans Canal Place 3rd Floor.
Monday, September 21st at 7:00 pm.

I was initially confused as to the status of Canal Place, but Todd Grove reports that tonight will still be Southern Rep's "Theater Lab" night of informal readings by several local writers.
Editillos to our friend Ken McCarthy at Food Music Justice for emailing us about this reading (Hence the lack of links in the lede. Y'all knows how we likes LINKS for our LEDES :-)

Buddy Guy, Irma Thomas among headliners of Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival~Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush, Irma Thomas, Sonny Landreth, T-Model Ford and many other greats in blues and R&B will perform at the fourth annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, a free event presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Jazz lovers groove to Big Easy flair at second Manoa Jazz Festival~Cindy Cha


oyster said...

Thanks for linking to the fascinating NYT article on Jung's Red Book. Very cool, and I likely would have missed it, otherwise.

Editilla the Pun said...

You are most welcome, Big Molluski!
Thank youz for dropping by, though I am not surprised your were attracted by the sounds of the Magic Theater.
Did you know that Herman Hesse was one of Jung's "clients"?

One of my favorite background parts of that article is how Jung would bitch about Jungians.