Saturday, August 8, 2009


Swine flu scare blamed on NOLA too???~Amber Sandoval-Griffin
~Editilla the Pun say Cheese Us for Jesus~
That's right America
. After we destroyed our city with 50 strategic floodwall demolitions, we then needed squads of Pigs to police the resultant Crime and Mayhem between our Fey Blacks and invading Mexican Entrepreneurs of the Recovery.
Sooo we, (the real power behind your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning for Drew Brees, the wretched refuse of your teaming corps, your homeless, tempest-tossed booger'man looters who lift their lamps beside the golden door-greeter)
...we used our Famous Lower Bourbon St. Voodoo Queens to hoot the viscous soup of toxic floodwater into a force of swine golems who know No Boundaries, but only Lines to X fo'da Dark Lady!
Unfortunately, our Nippy Order of Peccary Defenders went feral right off the levee, quickly developing an appetite for cheese that has now devolved into an unstoppable hunger to bring down our Holy God Father White America --by invading the bodies of some of our whitest pestibules of Sméagolitarian Virtue: Lutherans!
Yeeeesss, me precious ones. the Island of Dr. Boudreaux!

Corps of Engineers awards
four levee job contracts
~Mark Schleifstein

23nd Annual LEAN People’s Conference~Vermillionair

City reaches financial settlement with victim of post-flood police brutality in French Quarters
~Brendan McCarthy

~The incident on Bourbon Street five weeks after the storm received international attention after parts of the altercation between several law enforcement officers and Davis, 66, were captured by two cameramen and broadcast around the world. The tape was often referred to as the prime exhibit of the post-Katrina struggles of a police department with a long history of brutality.

Sign up! It's cooler than the Jonas Brothers Twits!

Slabbed Proudly Presents the Cyber Premiere of the
Winds of Katrina

~Slabbed was honored a few weeks ago to have the good folks at Bill Hudson and Associates send us a complimentary copy of the Winds of Katrina, a presentation of the Coastal Weather Research Center of the University of South Alabama.
After watching the 20 minute documentary we immediately inquired if it was or could be embedded on YouTube as the scientific treatment of what made Katrina’s winds special (for lack of a better term) is simply excellent. Dr Bill Williams and Dr Keith Blackwell provide a Joe Friday like narration laying out what we had the misfortune of experiencing first hand; the destructive power of the violent winds that buffeted the Mississippi Coast for hours before the storm surge arrived.

State Farm proposes rate hike ~Anita Lee

As recovery crawls in parts of N.O., liquor licenses become a major issue~Susan Edwards

Study links immigration and evacuee fears~Mike Snyder
~Worries about strangers in their midst --whether from another country or a neighboring state-- became intertwined in the minds of many Harris County residents, according to a new analysis of data from the annual Houston Area Survey.
“Although the evacuees comprised one of the largest forced internal migrations in U.S. history, many residents did not distinguish them from the continual streams of non-U.S. citizens seeking to re-establish their lives in the local area,” authors Jason Shelton and M. Nicole Sherman write in an article scheduled for September publication in the journal Social Science Quarterly.

Jean Lafitte mayor shows off new safe house~Allen Powell II

The beautiful and bountiful
New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park~Kathleen K Parker

~Originally named the City Park Rose Garden in 1936, the New Orleans Botanical Garden was a product of the WPA era, and it is one of few WPA undertakings that is still in use and open to the public on a regular schedule.
Its style was primarily Art Deco and was the design of architect Richard Kosch, landscape architect William Wiedorn, and artist-sculptor Enrique Alferez.
It was New Orleans’ first classical public garden. When funding from the WPA ended, the garden was left on its own. Between 1940 and 1980, the
New Orleans Botanical Garden, as it is known today, declined.
~Alferez Statue. Photo Kathleen K Paker

NOLA Red Dress Run Today!

Dirty Linen Night 2009 takes place Saturday ~Doug MacCash

RIP Mink (Willy) DeVille
~Casey Rae-Hunter

Jeff Duperon to Host
"Congo Square" at Taint Radio
~all about Jazz

Jeff Buckley remembered and more music in New Orleans for Saturday~Keith Spera

Friday, August 7, 2009


Wetlands restoration around MR-GO to be addressed at meeting in Chalmette
Sheet piling damaged during Hurricane Katrina lies exposed in the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet levee between Bayou Bienvenue and Bayou Dupre in this photo taken in February 2006.
A panel discussion will be held Tuesday in Chalmette to probe the wetlands restoration process for the area around the now-closed Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet.

Senator demands probe of Corps workers’ attacks on critics
~Jon Donley
~Why is this important?
Because it involves the fate of New Orleans and that of millions of other of Americans protected and supplied by Corps projects.
The Corps spends a massive amount of our money . . .
---it’s one of the main troughs of the public pork barrel.
Government leaders and contractors from coast to coast are influenced by the Corp’s economic muscle. Criticize and crack down, and perhaps those contracts won’t be signed.
Play along and get the bacon.
But New Orleans is ground zero for government failure at the local, state and federal levels.
And the Corps is the 800-pound gorilla.

~Editilla decides to Ax'em and you can too!~
Who are these Soldiers
in the Blogosphere?

Complaints about Corps of Engineers deserve investigation, Sen. Mary Landrieu says
~Mark Schleifstein

~Landrieu said the request for the inquiry came from founder Sandy Rosenthal, who obtained a signed affidavit in June from former chief of news operations Jon Donley outlining the allegations.

Poll: Voters express strong support for rebuilding in
Charity Hospital

~Many of us have been saying it for a long time, but now it has been verified through a recent public opinion poll
—the citizens of New Orleans and political leadership are in two completely different places (literally and figuratively) when it comes to where to build a new LSU hospital. And it could have implications for the next round of municipal elections.

Get Your “Save Charity Hospital” Sign Today!
~casa de Charlotte della luna

Vallas' New Orleans becomes privatization Mecca~Small Talk

City's First New School To Open After Some Problems ~WDSU

La. studio in dispute with some Saints investors~Alan Sayre
~A judge decided Friday to place a movie studio involved in an investment dispute with some members of the New Orleans Saints under a special overseer after the studio's head ignored her order to appear at a hearing. In court, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth Magner said she had been contacted Friday by Read via e-mail. The judge said Read told her that he had been unable to hire an attorney and would not be present. Magner said she sent word back that his attendance had been ordered. The judge said she will discuss Read's failure to appear with the U.S. Marshals Service.

Business leaders mixed on Nagin's economic development move~Greg LaRose
~Dan Davillier, chairman of the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, said he supports the mayor’s decision but was unaware of any specific concerns Nagin has with the diversity of New Orleans Economic Development Council.
~Darlene Kattan, executive director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, said Nagin acted too early in the council-selection process. “The decision by the mayor was very premature,” Kattan said. “I am very disappointed.”

Judge keeps Dell in camera lawsuit~Beckey Bohrer

FBI seizes police files in Danziger Bridge shootings
~Brendan McCarthy

New Orleans to settle lawsuit over taped beating
~Michael Kunzelman

Local government welcomes Katrina dispute panels ~WWL

Analysis: Louisiana's Delta gets some jobs ~Doug Simpson

Jim Brown Joins Slabbed in Calling Out AIG: You’re Insolvent and We Know It
~Editilla be'slabbin on'da Recovery Bailout Blues~

Consumer Reports’ Readers Cite Katrina Claims Problems
~National Underwriter

~Half of Consumer Reports’ readers who filed insurance claims resulting from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 said they had problems with their insurer, the magazine reported.
In the September issue of the consumer watchdog’s magazine, the organization says 26 percent of its readers also complained that they were paid too little for their claims.

Hurricane Felicia weakening; Typhoon Morakot hits Taiwan
~Jeff Masters

Louisiana pushes mass transit for New Orleans-Baton Rouge passenger rail service

Prison Scam Near New Orleans
~Jayne Lyn Stahl

Simple marijuana cases belong in Municipal Court, DA says

Jus'sayin...a little re-mix fo'da cock tail.

Seaboard Expands Capacity at Port of New Orleans

Solar, Efficiency Projects Hurry Up and Wait at U.S. Military Bases~Jessica Leber

Gaia Beds Buddha! Green Energy and the Reality of Pain
~Money dulls physical pain and eases the sting of social rejection.
Through six experiments, psychologists and a marketing professor probed the power of money as a proxy for social acceptance. Among their results, they found that merely touching bills or thinking about expenses paid affected the participants both physically and emotionally.
~Editilla d'oh'tellas!~ Well, like...yaaaaahhhh? Duh?
Bat we also wonder how it would turn out if participants were tasked to count another country's currency, or gold coins of any relm, or Monopoly Money, Scripts of Oxycontin, bullets, beads, cows to slaughter... jus'axin.

Dophins Dying at the Cove.
Shallow water. Deep secret.

~In the new documentary "The Cove," animal rights activists use hidden cameras to expose a cove in Japan where thousands of dolphins are captured and many slaughtered.
In Japan, fishermen round up and slaughter hundreds and even thousands of dolphins and other small whales each year.
In the small fishing village of Taiji, entire schools of dolphins are driven into a hidden cove after a prolonged chase. Once trapped inside the cove, the fishermen kill the dolphins, slashing their throats with knives or stabbing them with spears. The water turns red with their blood, and the air fills with their screams.

This brutal massacre — the largest scale dolphin kill in the world — goes on for six months of every year. Even more scandalous, members of the international dolphin display industry take advantage of the dolphin slaughter to obtain some few, show-quality dolphins for use in captive dolphin shows and dolphin swim programs.
~Slide show here.

Zeitgeist Tonight
7:30 p.m. - Film: THE LAST LULLABY starring
Tom Sizemore and Sasha Alexander (NCIS) presented by visiting filmmaker JEFFREY GOODMAN (Shreveport, LA)
9:30 p.m. - Film & Music: METROPOLIS by Fritz Lang with a live original score by space rock, electronic orchestra ST37 (Austin, TX)

Making Rent
~Crescent City Hack

The only surefire hangover cure I know of ~Library Chronicles

Coming To After The Deluge

International Accordion Festival
~October 9-11th, San Antonio, TX

New Orleans Bingo! Show:
Clint and Ron on PBS!

NOCCA is looking for talented performers for regional high school chorus
~Louisiana's arts conservatory NOCCA is forming a regional high school chorus that will provide vocal training and performance opportunities during the 2009-10 school year. Interested students may visit for more information as they prepare for open auditions taking place Thurs. Aug. 13, 4:30
at NOCCA Marsalis Jazz Studio, 28oo Chartres St.

Derrick Tabb offers 'band' aid to New Orleans kids

Your Songs, the New Harry Connick Jr. Album

Jake La Botz brings his 'Tattoo Across America Tour' to Uptown
~Chris Rose

New Internet Radio Channel Celebrates Art of the Jazz Ballad

~Jazz Corner

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jeudi~Extra! Extra!

Corps says deadline for 100-year flood protection may not be met
~Maya Rodriguez, WWLTV

~"We are very surprised to hear the 2011 date of completion was really just a goal," said founder Sandy Rosenthal. "And furthermore, what we're most disappointed about is the people of New Orleans, for all these years, have been given date of completion – 2011 - and we've been through so much, and to find out, after all this time, what we were given is a hollow promise."


My recent visit to New Orleans -memories both old and new
~Arthur Remanjon

~Flora Cafe, where Editilla once worked swinging snowballs and fresh juice.
Indeed, during "The Troubles" that first week of 8/29/05, Flora's served us well as a capstan refuge in the neighborhood for the after-storm flood partay.
This cemetery was another place where I felt safe, and though saying a lot that is still a very strange thing for silly Editilla.
We just can't stop looking at Arthur's photographs, sooo...
here is my own little gift offering of Lagniappe Noir.
“Take care when you handle Cliche’ lest you draw offense of Metaphor, as neither will honor what they seem in life nor what you would wish of them in death.” …said Down the Gravedigger to his apprentice.
“I could not agree more.” mutters Bourgeois to himself not alone.
His words fall like pennies on a damp vault floor,
amidst the scattered sounds of fat raindrops as they begin to hit the tiny streets and little stone buildings of this city of the dead.
Above, shit-brown clouds fly over the rooftops of the Quarters like the surface of a dirt road as seen from three inches away at thirty mph. Yet he feels neither breeze nor disparate sigh from the rain falling now straight and steady down into the cemetery.
He had already seen Metaphor kill here, just minutes ago, before the weather changed. Now he needs to get away, get out of this labyrinth, get normal again somewhere hidden, before the Guard makes another sweep through the hood with their humvees and big hard spotlights. Thank Marie Leveau their helicopters are grounded for the coming storm.
Cliche’ cares not for uniformed authority, as their spotlights and loud machines and the misunderstanding of control in their barked orders make her nervous. Whenever Cliche’ gets nervous Metaphor comes into play and the scene changes quickly, irrevocably. Having seen enough of that for one night, Bourgeois just wants find someplace more comfortable to settle down before the storm opens up properly and real darkness falls over the city again like a rat bag. Plus it just would do no good--at all--to be seen right now with the bloody twins, especially out after the city-wide 2am curfew--and especially after they both ripped apart and consumed four confident, well armed heroine dealers and their murdered Master Down. Five dead humans you won't find a trace of in the social register of this or any other necropolis.
Bourgeois Melonsong is their Master now, for better or for worse,
which he already knew as the deal with Cliche' and Metaphor.
But where is the fucking gate out of this filthy maze?
He came in through it, the only entrance, but still for the life of him he can’t even find the wall around the place in this rain.
If he could make it to a wall then he could work his way around through the Stations, always keeping to the right, along the Society vaults until he reached the front gate.
Cliche’ and Metaphor are no help, of course. They don't care, having grown up in these tiny towns across the city.
They lead Bourgeois along, as if he were a writer with all the time in the world to study the names on each address, ponder how they came to be here and when. Therein lies the tombstone rub...
He is a writer and he indeed knows something of the stories behind a few of the citizens of this city that care forgot and the Presidente left for dead.
And he has no time left for any more graveyard dog tricks.

Inspectors find problems with 17th Street Canal pumps
~Maya Rodriguez
~They are the pumps designed to drain flood water in the event of a tropical storm or hurricane. However, some of the pumps at the 17th Street Canal have been pulled out of the site after inspectors discovered problems with six of the hydraulic pumps there.
"I'm not really surprised. Those pumps really aren't the best pumps that our city has," said H.J. Bosworth, a civil engineer and the director of research at the watchdog group "These hydraulic pumps, if they last 20 years, the folks that make them are happy. So, they're not the most durable."
“Sure, they'll do the job,” he said. “But I'm glad that someone sounded the alarm and decided to go ahead refurbish these things, re-fit them and do something about the corrosion they found."

City Hall and the LSU/VA,
A Comparative Study
~We Could Be Famous

Bad day at 3800 Howard
~Kevin Allman

Part 3 Belongs to CrescentCityRay
~casa de Charlotte bella luna

~I had a comment on my first post about this series from Judyb cautioning that the comments on the story were heartless. As I told her, I stopped reading comments in the aftermath of Katrina when so many were so vicious. But, for some reason, today I did read the comments. Yes, they were pretty awful but comment six from CrescentCityRay just broke my heart and it was worth slogging through the previous five comments. I just hope his words and his experience with post-Katrina mental illness shamed those other commenters. But I doubt it.
~Editilla Notellas~ I have been following this series as well, but more from the perspective of WTF?
They continued to slog the Lie that "Katrina-did-it".
But then, as the series progressed, the comments started to really grate on yer'oh'so humble Editilla's Toof.
This rag, Washington Times, was founded by the Rev. Sun Moon and is an established Neo'Con Intel'Pro mouthpiece. I know that sounds ridiculous but it's true and I don't feel like getting into that part right now. Suffice to say, I found each of these articles garrulously slanted and even a tad Yankee racist in their framing of New Orleans Mental Illness Post Federal Flood (PFF).
The fact that they continued though the series to deny the cause of the Flood, always laying out to the Storm rather than the failed engineering, struck me as telling of the efficacy of their view. They opened with The Lie.
This was a piece of subtle misinformation, black marketing.
The more I read these articles the more I resent them.
It is a Quiet Lie that New Orleans is Hopeless.
It is a Quiet Lie that we should not have flooded.
It is a Quiet Lie that we are beyond recovery because we were crazy in the first place to live here.
It is a Quiet Lie that what befell New Orleans was something most Americans can get their mind around.
It was not... something to "get over". The only way Editilla has found to try that about the Flood, is with this Ladder and the Hand of the Goddess who takes care of Fools and Errant Troubadours. Yeah, I went pretty batshit crazy too.
But, what is the rest of America's Excuse? I was there.
What say da'Jury? Here come da'Judge!
I can forgive God for Mary, but I Will Never Forget the Crucifixion of New Orleans by the Exquisite Corps of Engineers.
Editilla NOLA'HOLAS Ray!
Sinn Féin to'da Crescent City!

Slabbed salutes CrescentCityRay

The New Orleans Mental Health Crisis, Exposed~Harry Shearer

Books Review: Great Moments in New Orleans History
By Bud Faust~Kim Ranjbar

~Bud Faust is a humorist, playwright and staff writer at The New Orleans Levee, a free satirical publication commenting on politics and news in New Orleans. This April, Faust released a book called “Great Moments in New Orleans History”.
The humor in this book will bring tears to your eyes from laughing so hard, especially if you are familiar with the historic lows and highs in New Orleans.
~Reading & Book Signing~
Thursday, August 6, 2009 6:00 p.m.
Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans

Livingstone College lends a hand
~Laurie Willis

~In a historic trip designed to highlight civic responsibility and activism while rewarding campus leadership, a group of Livingstone College students spent a week in New Orleans repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina, volunteering at a festival honoring the legacy of legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong, organizing collections in The Southern Food and Beverage Museum and, well, having fun.

Eat, dance and shop in Gentilly to the sounds of Jonathon Bloom and the Salty Dogs
~Maria Montoya

Quintron: Risk Your Life To Become a Calliope Player
~L.A. Record

Watch Maxwell’s New Video “Bad Habits”~Honey Soul

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Landrieu Issues Letter requesting Pentagon to investigate Corps over possibly illegal forum postings
~Dominic Massa, WWLTV

~Editilla Quotellas Floatsom Jetson~"There is nothing more dangerous than a Lying Engineer... --because then all you have is The Word of a Liar."
Editilla wants everyone to have have the address above sooo... Yes We Can write our DOD Inspector General about this heinous violation of Federal Code and Our Public Commons by Our US Army Corps of Engineers. Please click pic to enlarge.
~Here is the Landrieu Letter pdf.
Just because many of our Ladder'rillas hail from all across this Nation, doesn't mean that we all don't have skin in the game here in the New Orleans District of the Exquisite Corps.
This is rather the point here. We Are All At Risk.
So please everyone write to this DOD Inspector General.
Please describe your own experiences with these vicious Corps Astro-turfer thugs. While you are at it, please carbon copy your elected Representatives. Like project engineering corruption, prostitution and gold-backed flies on a dead man's breath, these Bo'Intel'Pro Spinfiltraitors and OPP Marketing Whores aren't going away just because we have started finding the bodies.
But then, rest assured Gentle'rillas, neither are we, Sinn Féin!
And BTW... Can You Say OPP? Betta cover da'childrens' ears.

Corps of Engineers procedures a hindrance, state officials say
~Mark Schleifstein

~Editilla Notellas~ Thanks Big Schleif, for this great article.
Unfortunately it seems that the State's main concern now is how to Increase Corps of Engineers Participation in our Flood Control, while yer'ho'so humble Editilla believes that we should Decrease their Dark Shadows, that the Exquisite Corps should have a stakeholder driven through its preternatural heart, then rendered to tiny pieces spread across the country, cremated and dropped into The Outhouse of History to drown with all our Nation's other Failed Military Blunders. That is the only way to kill a Vampire.
Garret Graves may fret that we have no time to wait for the Corps to "reform". We believe the Corps should Get Out of the Business of Flood Protection In Name Only. We have no choice.
We already ride the Razor's Edge, it is time to cut to the chase.
Also~MR-GO case damages could exceed $1 billion

SLABBED welcomes Judge Susan Braden – Katrina’s Lady Justice gives MR-GO the go!

Cash for Clunker Levees
~World Class New Orleans

Tetra Tech Awarded $33 Million USACE Contract for Hurricane Protection in New Orleans
~Welt Online

Levee officials hope to take on coastal restoration projects
~Nikki Buskey

Katrina debris still a hazard in Lake Pontchartrain~Bill Capo

BR has contingency plan,
TV program to prep residents for any crisis ~Amy Wold

Finalists for New Orleans police monitor position to be interviewed today
~Brendan McCarthy

New Orleans tech vendor elaborates on being sued by
City Hall~Michelle Krupa

More proof that NPR has been bought-out by Velvetta

Stormy Daniels, Vitter, Child-Governor Jindal Weather Bad Week For Louisiana
~Stephen Sabludowsky

~After all, Stormy Daniels has always said that her life was an open book. Now, faced with a criminal charge, it would be the time for her to really open the cover. In possible contrast, “open book” certainly has not been in the David Vitter’s repertoire.
~Editilla Ho'tellas~Hell Y'all! Stormy's life is already open...
---damn well indeed Spread Eagle!

Rut'Row, no smoke fo'da poke!

Circle Food 4 Thought! Community Renewal Event
Kick-off Campaign to Re-Open the Circle Food Store
WHERE: Circle Food Store Parking lot
LOCATION: 1522 St. Bernard Ave.
WHEN: August 5 ~ TIME: 6:30pm

Will Wright in New Orleans: Perception Is Everything
~Virtual Worlds
~Game designer Will Wright addressed a crowd of nearly a thousand at SIGGRAPH this morning in the city's riverfront convention center.

The story of a New Orleans sign-painter: Artist Lester Carey
~NO Notes

Ithica, NY Concert to benefit New Orleans effort

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mardi~Extra! Extra!

Landrieu wants Pentagon to investigate Corps over possibly illegal forum postings
~Dominic Massa, WWLTV

~In a letter to Inspector General Gordon Heddell, Landrieu mentions the affidavit from former editor Jon Donley, which said several postings on the web site came from computers registered to the Corps' New Orleans office.
Those postings defended the Corps or criticized posters who said negative things about the agency.

Explosive Allegations: Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder~Jeremy Scahill
American Zombie

Books Review: Great Moments in New Orleans History
By Bud Faust~Kim Ranjbar

~Bud Faust is a humorist, playwright and staff writer at The New Orleans Levee, a free satirical publication commenting on politics and news in New Orleans. This April, Faust released a book called “Great Moments in New Orleans History”.
The humor in this book will bring tears to your eyes from laughing so hard, especially if you are familiar with the historic lows and highs in New Orleans.
~Reading & Book Signing~
Thursday, August 6, 2009 6:00 p.m.
Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans

Flash floods hit Kentucky, Indiana ~Bruce Schreiner

St. Charles residents to meet on parish's future ~Matt Scallan

Franklin Big D Roosevelt can kiss Editilla's Big Fat Toe!



"Truthout" Packs It In
with Anniversary Myth Spin
"Katrina-did-it to NOLA" Again!

~Editilla 4'tellas~
Here they come...
walking down the street,
we get the funniest looks from
everyone we meet...
Hey Hey We're The VICTIMS!
People say we Victim Around!
We're too busy being Victims...
---to put anybody down.

Do they know what it means...
--to Piss New Or Leans?

Mentally Ill Massively Masticate Mole'haired Moony Mytherfakir Magazine,
Attack With Tempest Still Raging
In Their Minds

NOLA Defenders from across the nation best Mytherfakirs

MR-GO lawsuit can go on,
judge says~Mark Schleifstein

~Court of Federal Claims Judge Susan Braden, appointed by President George W. Bush, refused to dismiss the lawsuit, which federal attorneys contended was filed too long after the six-year statute of limitations in such cases should have run its course.
But she also delayed bringing the case to trial until U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval issues a ruling on a separate lawsuit charging that construction of the MR-GO was partly responsible for flood damage caused in both areas during Katrina.

MRGO lawsuit can move forward ~Mary Foster, AP

Survivors of St. Bernard flooding glad to have day in court over MRGO~Maya Rodriguez

Will Mr. Corps GO? ~Any Wold
~More information here.

Judge Walker orders ANOTHER settlement conference
in Politz v Nationwide ~slabbed

East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, Awarded $3.8M in Recovery Grants~Insurance Journal

Crab fishermen face challenges during recession~Robert Zullo

Plan to raze Annunciation Catholic Church blocked
~Amber Sandoval-Griffin


~Editillaxicon'cons~ upon Phase-2.1 of da'Church
Real Estate Portfolio Re-allignment (REPR)
Phase 1 began with initial abandonment issues.
Phase 2 began with the Post Flood Evictions.
Phase 2.1 begins with the Demolitions.

New Orleans area gets together for Night Out Against Crime

Explosion In U.S. Louisiana Senate Race ~BBuzz

Wonkette Taitz'skin Contest!
~Heroic provider of truths Orly Taitz went on television’s MSNBC channel this afternoon to discuss her latest proof that Obama is black. Heavens to Betsy! This is too classic.
It must be performance art — Arianna Huffington applying a heavy spray-tan and a Marilyn Monroe wig, channeling her days as a Republican congressman’s wife.
“LEE-sten to me! LEE-sten LEE-sten, Tahm-ron!” Ha ha!
NOW THE IMPORTANT PART: Time for a photo contest!

Memories of New Orleans: "Neeew Orleans, Do-do, do-do" ~Ken LeRive

To Lexington (Miss.) and Back
~Preservation in Mississippi

SIGGRAPH Continues to Push Boundary
~Susan Ashworth

Really, where else can you find a studious discussion on pluripotent structures, coupled with demonstrations from a Japanese robot whose sole job is to fold your shirt?

NO Fringe 2009 sneak peek
~Noah Bonaparte Pais

Lovers of Louis Armstrong flock to Satchmo Summerfest

Big Easy on the Rocks,
Denver native brings big names
~Joshua Wolpe

RIAA breaks guitars, and music in general
~JazzL The Music of Unemployment

Mardi~Special Bada'Bing!

Editilla the Pun sayz...
~my former psychiatrist once toll'me a pun is the Right Brain's way of bouncing the Left Brain's checkmate.
1. The roundest knight at King Arthurs Round Table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.
2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.
4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated in an algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.
5. The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.
6. No matter how much you push the envelope,
it'll still be stationery.
7. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
8. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.
9. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
11. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall.
The police are looking into it.
12. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
Had enough? HA! I don'tink so!
13. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway.
One hat said to the other, You stay here, I'll go on a head.
14. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger.
Then it hit me.
15. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said,
Keep off the Grass.
16. A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse said, No change yet.
17. A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.
19. The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
20. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
21 A backward poet writes inverse.
22. In a democracy, its your vote that counts.
In feudalism, its your count that votes.
23. When cannibals ate a missionary,
they got a taste of religion.
24. Don't join dangerous cults, practice safe sects!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Declining home values and the building moratorium in
Lower Mid-City

The Pelican Institute: Louisiana’s First “Astroturf” Think Tank ~CenLamar

Postal Service considers closings, consolidation
~Randoph E. Schmid

15.000 religious, political and philosophical books from all over the world in different languages used as bricks for a Round Wall.
Dead Tree Journalism
~NOLA- Dishu

~Very little improvement in the construction of this instrument took place from the first intro of the art into Europe till the late Earl Stanhope applied the powers of his mind to the subject.
And I believe
These are the days of lasers in the jungle
Lasers in the jungle somewhere
Staccato signals of constant information
A loose affiliation of millionaires
And billionaires and baby
These are the days of miracle and wonder
This is the long distance call
The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
The way we look to us all
The way we look to a distant constellation
That's dying in a corner of the sky
These are the days of miracle and wonder
And don't cry baby, don't cry, Don't cry
~Paul Simon
N.Y. Times assigns full-time reporter to New Orleans
~Gordon Russell

~After the staff of a newspaper generates a master copy of the paper, each page is photographically transferred to plastic-coated zinc or aluminum printing plates. Covered in ink, these plates then transfer their images onto paper in the printing press. The printing press contains cylinders that rapidly rotate continuous webs of paper, while printing quick-drying ink.
~Editilla gotta ax'ya~Are we Dancing Death of Irony
or Walking 2nd Line ReBirth of Paradox?

Recycling trash to electricity idea has residents nervous
~Lolis Eric Elie

Solar power starting to shine in La. after changes to tax credit
~Maya Rodriguez

Monkey Business – State Farm Mutual, State Farm Fire, and Rule 30(b)(6) ~slabbed

Digital Forensics:
Work is Hard, Jobs Plentiful
~Bankinfo Security

Fleurty Girl – New Orleans Inspired Tees ~MissMalaprop

Future tech on show at 36th SIGGRAPH
~Janet Mcconnaughey
~Schedule of Programs & Events
~Call for Make It Right Donations ~Yanko Design

Pynchon 'Inherent Vice' Invades Raymond Chandler’s L.A. for Pothead Noir~Craig Seligman
~Editilla da'Bewilderbeast~Pothead Noir?
"Where “The Crying of Lot 49” (1966) uses Renaissance tragedy and the second law of thermodynamics as points of reference, and “Gravity’s Rainbow” (1973) and “Against the Day” (2006) are stoked with physics and history, you need some basic grounding in “Gilligan’s Island” and ‘60s surf rock to make sense of
“Inherent Vice.”
---And even with an advanced degree in 20th- century fluff you could find yourself bewildered."
Jus'sayin... Gentle'rillas love bewildering literature!

Dirty Linen Night, Green Day and Mr. Bill headline the week ahead in New Orleans
~Keith I. Marszalek

The Kardashian Family is Giving Back to One Local Talent

Encore performance as K-Doe daughter Betty Fox struggles to keep music playing at
Mother-in-Law Lounge
~Richard A. Webster

George Wein is back in charge
~Rick Massimo


Sunday, August 2, 2009


The Photography of Leonard Lopp

Corps process for coastal work called unwieldy~Amy Wold
~Suggested solutions may have varied, but most people who spoke at a public meeting Thursday evening agreed on the central problem — the system of getting levee and coastal restoration projects built doesn’t work.

Reforming the corps is a must
~Daily Comet

Corps OPP Public Relations (C.O.P.P.R.) forecasts major traffic in press releases
~Bat Signal Dixclaima!~

U.N. Advisor to Lower Mid-City: "Fight This, You're Going to Win"

NO Archdiocese moves to start Phase-2.1 of its Real Estate Portfolio Re-allignment (REPR): Raze their abandoned churches!
~"It's almost become a nuisance though, the archdiocese has done everything in its power to mitigate damage, to keep the building secure," said archdiocese spokesperson Sarah Comiskey. "But we want to make sure we are good neighbors, and the recommendation of our property management office is to demolish Annunciation, for the safety of the community and for the good of that neighborhood."
However, community activist Karen Gadbois said the archdiocese has done little to involve the neighborhood.
"I think the archdiocese needs to open up a dialogue with the neighbors about what they would like to see happen, and revitalize the community and not just abandon it and not just leave a vacant lot," Gadbois said.
"Many of us who live work or attend one of the many Churches which dot the City have been worried about what may happen to these significant buildings. I know when I purchased my home it was, in part, because of the church which is located across the street from me."
Herolero Ms. Gadbois gotz da'zotz right'on who'dat!
Phase 1
began with initial abandonment issues.
Phase 2 began with the Post Flood Evictions.
Phase 2.1 begins with the Demolitions.

Nagin's Last Days
~Clifford Bryan

~Photo by
Lt. Lightfoot,
Public Affairs
Curtsy of Our US Military

One less secret – Motion for Sanctions filed in Bossier v State Farm ~slabbed

Senator Franken relishes policy role in new position
~Henry C. Jackson

Revised data show current downturn is more pronounced

~Editilla Gramm'Crackas!
~pronounced: Dountərn
~doun~ ME adune, adown, dune, dat. of dun, hill: who'dat dun?
-tərn~ (tʉrn) ME turnen, turner, OFr tourner: slowly I toin?
~frag~verb, fragged, fraggin, U.S. Infantry Slang: drop a frag?

A police strike 30 years ago stopped Carnival parades, but the pageantry of the masked balls prevailed
~Maria Montoya

Producer 'thrilled' with New Orleans premiere of
'White Noise'
~Chris Waddington

Japanese couple bring gift of music to New Orleans Satchmo Summerfest~Sheila Stroup

Elder Musicians~Peter Tibbles

Fountain rekindles magic of
Blue Room~Dominic Massa

New CD from Jeremy Davenport
~St. Louis Jazz Notes

Editilla's Snappy Anniversary Weather Report