Thursday, June 24, 2010
Mitch Landrieu steps up to oil-spill challenge
~Editilla Notellas~ Abita Beer will soon offer a special Brew to benefit Northshore folk. As well, our Mitch'mo likes to Rock It fo'da whole.
State Selects Third Party Administrator to Review Oil Spill Claims~Inside Louisiana News
To lawyers, BP's PR strategy isn't puzzling
BP 'Blogs from the Gulf' find silvery sheen in dark cloud of oil~Paul Rioux
~Nola.com sidelines Oil Disaster from top of homepage and floods site with BP Advertisements!
~In an effort to generate more Ad Page Click Exposures, these Corps-Lacquered marketing editors have decided this Great Oil Disaster doesn't deserve front page prominence.
You gutless corporate punks, we just don't have to have you as a place we go for New Orleans news period. We will still follow our few favorites who are still covering this, but even there it seems nola.com has dialed-back (fewer words more Ad-space). My hits there will go down, your advertisers will suffer. You don't want to plug this Crisis then we don't want to plug you.
BAD NOLA.COM! NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!
Gulf oil spill fund administrator, Sen. Mary Landrieu to host NOLA public meetings Friday
~Editilla Rotellas~Here again, a case in point, I just find it very creepy to see BP Adverts plastered all over the page of this article on nola.com (and the entire site). They look like helpful PSAs but are indeed Very Expensive Flash Ads. The problem with this is that you aren't going to the Actual Fund Administrator, but to BP for all the definitions of coverage and whatnot. That seems wrong to me. I believe we must not allow BP to DEFINE anything else regarding their Oil Crime --especially the Claims Payouts! That should be Federal and handled by this new Fund Administrator.
Landrieu, BP, U.S. Coast Guard Face Angry Crowd At “Oil Spill Response Open House.” ~Gambit
Meet with Obama's claims administrator~Daily Comet
~HOUMA, LA~ Ken Feinberg, the man recently appointed by President Obama to distribute BP's $20 billion claims fund, will meet with local residents on Friday.
Louisiana’s Nungesser Blasts Interior Officer Over Dredge Email ~Bayou Buzz
State questions honesty of Corps of Engineers, Dept of Interior excuses for dredging shutdown
~The Army Corps of Engineers released a statement late Wednesday saying that the offshore dredging moratorium was enacted "after close coordination" with the State of Louisiana.
Officials with the State of Louisiana say the Corps' claim that federal officials had coordinated with state authorities is not true.
2 Pensacola Beach Scenes: Dying Baby Dolphin and Ocean "Water Bubbling "...Like It's Got Acid In It. God Help Us All" ~OpEdNews
Food Co-Op auction, Crab Fest and French festivities
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