Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's Christmas time in New Orleans (in my best Louis Armstrong voice)
~Crescent City Ramblings

~Hat Tweet~

HANO moving forward with scattered- site demolitions~Ariella Cohen
~Also~Empty since Katrina, 233 HANO units will be torn down

~In this handout photo provided by NASA, a total lunar eclipse is seen behind the Washington Monument as the full moon is shadowed by the Earth on the arrival of the winter solstice, on December 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. It is the first lunar eclipse that has coincided with the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, since 1638. (Bill Ingalls, NASA via Getty Images)

~Photo Composite by Matthew Hinton / The Times-Picayune, a total eclipse of the moon is seen in this composite of seven photos on the date of the winter solstice by the center spire of the St. Louis Cathedral beginning at just after midnight before becoming totally eclipsed around 2 am in New Orleans,

Corps' Vicksburg facility tests device designed to plug broken levees

Louisiana, New Orleans Census, Population Takes Hit Again
~Jeff Crouere, Bayou Buzz

Stay Classy, David Vitter
~Daily Kingfish

USF, Coast Guard and Feinberg…Who You Wanna Believe?
~Disenfranchised Citizen

asks "Whatever Happened to the Gulf Oil Spill?"~Alex Woodward

Monday, December 20, 2010

Petition to Senior Editor, New York
~Editilla Crowtellas~ don't play wit'da causes of New Orleans flooding on August 29th, 2005. It is sad bordering on heinous that we have to address this bullshit AGAIN wit'da NYTs. Indeed it is ridiculous. Please sign this petition. Stop the Madness. Toll'em: IT'S THE LEVEES STUPID!
Nash Roberts, "We'll never see his kind again'~WWLTV~More from the Times-Picayune
~Special Thanks fo'da Nash Ad: Creole Tomato

The Win Streak Is Over So the Saints Posts Are Back~Cliff's Crib

Report concludes NOPD wastes time on petty offenses~Laura Maggi

New Orleans public school construction is booming

River Diversion Outlet project must go foward~Monroe News Star

Court Rejects Katrina Victims Settlement…Because All Money Might Go to Lawyers

Local shrimpers to receive federal subsidies

Louisiana’s Seafood Certification Initiative Gains Momentum

Monday Zombie, WWZS?

Slabbed issues an AMBER ALERT for Buddy Caldwell of Baton Rouge

MS Governor Haley Babar Under Fire for Revisionist History~Daily Beast

Legends Of Malakatude
~Adrastos, First Draft

Debra Shriver’s Lullaby To Our City: Stealing Magnolias ~NOLAFemmes

Gulf Coast Attorneys General Warn Against Feinberg’s Quick Settlement Option~Disenfranchised Citizen

Oil-impact study may take 20 years
~Defend New Orleans

The Physiology of Foie: Why Foie Gras is Not Unethical~Serious Eats

Reveillon~Blackened Out

~ Red Beans and Rice coming at y'all Lundi Gras 2011

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Law firm felt the love from supporters

Editilla Blotellas~ We are on the road wit'out laptop. Alas, our sibling has Internet Exporer, Browser Barbarica, though the scene forces me to face this great love of my immediate family rested and never alone. Thus the hangins will swing fewer than normal, (that albeit for some of you a good thing:) and we shall endeavor to give this falsely named Explorer browser better than it is giving us.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bowling Pin gets knocked down again ~American Zombie
~Editilla Scatatellas~ Jus'sayin... we swear they're out there...
~~Key weather relay satellite survives encounter with ZombieSat

Guest Post: Lessons from Lower Mid-City ~NOLAFemmes

The good word is that Mr Letten is interested in Public Belt ~slabbed

How Big Is Your Jail?~Cliff's Crib
~~Why Our Black Boys Fail (via @)

New Orleans officials frustrated over slow payments from Hazard Mitigation Grant Program~Bob Ross

Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) Ecosystem Restoration Plan Moves Forward

Poor infrastructure plagues N.O. Sewerage & Water Board
~Natasha Robin, WVUE

Mayor Mitch'mo asks business leaders to review Sewerage & Water Board operations~Michelle Krupa

NOPD can now write tickets for simple pot possession~Matt Davis, The Lens

Almost No Oil Recovered From Bobby's Berms~Mark Schleifstein

BP, Drilling Partners Sued by U.S. Government Over Gulf Oil Spill Damage

Vietnamese-American fishers fight for oil spill claim approval

Amberjack to connect Jack, St. Malo
~The pipeline will originate approximately 280 mi (450 km) south of New Orleans in 7,000 feet (2,134 m) of water and terminate at GC19. GC19 offers a variety of pipeline options for moving crude oil to shore.

Nothing Makes a Cynic Like a Wealthy Church ~Disenfranchised Citizen

~ American Pie Party~
Hey, Sarah Palinate, how's that costume party workin out for'ya?

New Orleans Fire Department will graduate 38 recruits

Heroes' homecoming for local guardsmen

New Orleans' 1st full-time culinary arts program for high school students

Parking and Restaurants
~Blackened Out

Buster Holmes to be remembered at Kitchen Witch Cookbooks
~Judy Walker

The New Food Truck Scene
~Ian McNulty, Gambit

Crispy Cracklin’ at Willie Mae’s Scotch House~Richard Bienvenu, NoNO

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Saints regain their swagger
~Alejandro de los Rios, Gambit

~Photo lifted from ~Because we can't get enough of this picture and because it's another chance to say "what curse?" With their sixth win in a row, Brees has defied Madden's and Sports Illustrated's famed curses in one season.

Who Dat Nation Names City's Best Tailgating Crew ~WDSU

Pineville woman prepares to tackle NFL

Causeway commuters to see Corps' changes Monday ~WVUE

Mike Grunwald: Katrina was a Man-Made

Army Corps Agrees to Use Coatings on NOLA Flood Project~PaintSquare

Louisiana Bucket Brigade releases refinery report
~Alex Woodward, Gambit

A Simple Reflection~Drake Toulouse

Burlesque for the Bayou Part 2
~Karen Dalton Deninato

~Editilla Velvetatellas~Yeah so WTF ok? What? Thanks for Part 1!
Imean, we heard about "Part 1" by implication from "Part 2"...but that isn't the problem here. The problem here is a fail'ya ta comoonicate! It is one thing to use poisoned south Louisiana women to boost your cred, but another think entirely to blindly go where you have never gone before. Thanks Ms Beninato, but.... well, ahem.... got any buwettes?

City seeks fairness in taxes? ~WWL-TV

Yes, It’s Safe to Eat. Ask the Chefs Who Stake Reputations On It
~Louisiana Seafood News

Bayou Blue business owner has big ideas about how the coast can be saved
~Nikki Buskey

The New Food Truck Scene
~Ian McNulty, Gambit

Saturday, December 4, 2010

With Corps Levees Already Sinking,
Future Funding of New Orleans Area
Levees Begs Questions for Taxpayers

~State and local levee officials are rightly worried about how they will meet the costs and demands of maintaining levees that are now under construction, especially since settling is a normal and anticipated part of the construction process. This is an especially pressing issue on the West Bank, where some new levees are settling as much as 2 to 4 feet during preconstruction work, raising the possibility that many additional and costly lifts will be needed.
"We want to make sure that the June 2011 date doesn't trump sound engineering and construction,''
said Susan Maclay, president of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West.
~Editilla Witnellas~ See the Corps. See the Corps play all sides against The Middle. See the Corps factor in Costs Overestimates for future make work upon The Middle. See The Middle, We The Taxpayers, ask ourselves how we came upon such badly engineered flood protection infrastructure AGAIN!

Wow! Check this Cool Stuff from Dixie Tours Post Flood!
~Editilla Jus'sayin~ They do start off with the 17th Street Canal Breach State Marker that pulled off. That's spankin'!

Dispute hinders Gulf leak studies
~Gerard Shields

And now a word from our sponsors…
BP PLC Version
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Wetlands project may be blocked
~Claire Taylor

Christian Louboutin helping to save the wetlands and at the same time recycle and reuse wasted materials

Jindal, Palin show some spine (on the bookstore shelves)
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

Algiers Point Christmas bonfire returning, first time since Katrina

National Urban League to hold 2012 convention in New Orleans

Camellia Grill opens in the French Quarter~Kevin Allman, Gambit

WWOZ radio marks 30 years on the air with second-line, show