Oil expert: BP admits “4,200 psi on the well when it’s supposed to be dead”
~Florida Oil Spill Law
Thad Allen Pulls the Bullshit Train Again: New monitoring plan to be created to find oil from BP's oil spill
Did the Status Kill Work? Dissenting from the Company Storyline…shared opinions~Disenfranchised Citizen
BP Spill: Catastrophe, Sure. Disaster? Nah.~Mac McClelland
~Given the size and far-reaching devastation of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, you may have assumed that it qualifies as a federal disaster. Though you'd have been wrong, you wouldn't have been alone. "I am shocked that the Stafford Act has not been used for a declaration of federal disaster," says Mitchell Moss, disaster expert and professor of Urban Policy and Planning at New York University's Wagner School. "This is exactly why we have this policy tool—to provide federal aid in this kind of crisis." And that aid could be crucial to some coastal communities' survival.
President Barack Obama to visit NOLA for 5th anniversary of Federal Flood
~Editilla Conswellas~This is NOT an anniversary of Katrina missing New Orleans. This is the 5th year since the Corps of Engineers flooded New Orleans. Even though the Times-Picayune inexplicably REFUSES TO GET THAT, We All hope Mr President doesn't come here and say again that Katrina flooded New Orleans, as he did last year on his Elmer Gantry Tinkle Stop Tour.
The Rising Tide bloggers club might support the Corps of Engineers by again giving them a Venue, this time a rerun for their Corps Boy Tim Ruppert to misdirect away from current engineering malfeasance such as on Option 1, but let's hope our President will have finally learned by now who flooded New Orleans 8.29.05 and shows His'O'ners balls to admit it.
Frankly, given his past actions, I suspect and expect that he will use our Anniversary to deflect from his not only selling out the American People to BP but also, more importantly, not declaring this Oil Crime a Federal Disaster.
~Very Special Thanks to Humid Beings for watching our backs.
Facing the Oil: Women of the Louisiana Delta Nourish Hearts and Souls
~Georgianne Nienaber~Our fearless Ladder reporter and known media felon in drag brings out the Big Ova of Women who will stand up next to a mountain and chop it down with the edge of their hand, like one of our very favorites Grandmere Mimi of the Wounded Bird.
The Ladies' Guide to the Apocalypse
Claims Magazine updates the changes in BP spill claims. ESIS still out. Worley still in ~slabbed
PRObama to visit Gulf for photo opps
2005 Texas City refinery blast dogs BP
Workers try to block oil drainage
~Environmental contractors worked Thursday putting up dikes to block oil from running into swamps west of a wild well that erupted Wednesday in Assumption Parish, as forecasters predicted up to 3 inches of rain through Saturday morning, emergency and weather officials said. Click pic to enlarge.
City begins new era with approval of master plan~Ariella Cohen, The Lens
Recent Flooding Underscores Need For Drainage Upgrades~WDSU
~Pumps operating properly during flooding
Most New Orleanians optimistic five years after Katrina, poll finds
16 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Journey
Kermit Ruffins new album Happy Talk
NASA astronaut to present space- traveling CD to Preservation Hall ~Keith Spera
A week's worth of good music in NOLA starting tonight! ~Allison Fensterstock
The Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction