Monday, September 13, 2010

AP: Some contracts given by feds after oil spill could raise eyebrows
~The federal government hired a New Orleans man for $18,000 to appraise whether news stories about its actions in the Gulf oil spill were positive or negative for the Obama administration, which was keenly sensitive to comparisons between its response and former President George W. Bush's much-maligned reaction to Hurricane Katrina.

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~"When NBC talked about the last combat troops are gone, they made it sound like everything is basically over," he said, after escorting a 19-truck convoy through a part of northern Iraq where roadside bombs and mortar attacks are still a danger."To us it was like a slap in the face, because we are still here ... we are still going in harm's way every time we leave out of the gate," Manuel said at a U.S. military base, Camp Speicher, near Saddam Hussein's home town of Tikrit.
~Make no mistake~ Editilla stands behind those who would give their lives for me because our Constitution impels them. I stood in New Orleans during the Flood of 8/29/05 when they would have rather been there... and they were deployed elsewhere. When they finally came, I escaped to safety. Do not confuse our citizens with our soldiers --because they had no such distinction. Sinn Féin.

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Colorado is burning

Watch historic impeachment hearings on Judge Thomas Porteous

Guest Opinion: Law & Grace calls for Judicial Reform in response to the Impeachment of Judge Thomas Porteous ~slabbed

Landrieu relents, and opens jail- advisory meetings
~Matt Davis, The Lens

French Quarter/Marigny to hire Private Security Force
~Dog Flora and I were aimlessly wandering into the Quarters to get away from the acrid smell of poison which still blanketed the hood like a rat bag. Nearly everyone we knew had gone by then. It is hard to describe the bleakness. It was just hard.
No cell phone towers within a hundred miles yet these old pay phones that Huey P Long installed still worked. So I called home.
After getting the rest of the screaming family off the phones, I began to broach the issue with my father of my last wishes etc.
It took a second, since Pop was still under the impression that "this can't be happening in America".. that people wearing a uniform meant something and I just needed to go find them and get out of there.. that our country, his country.. well whateva...
About that moment a NOPD car drove by full of BlackWater Mercenaries, all the windows gone with their little rifles sticking out, ball caps on jar heads...
I really remember the tiny sunglasses when they looked Directly At Me.
"No, Pop. America doesn't DO uniforms any longer," I said.

President Barack Obama endorses Cedric Richmond, the corrupt Non'Profit King, in congressional race
~Just to let you know how stupid clueless our President has become...

~Just a reminder: The Big Uneasy has extra showings and Oscar Chance!

Video: Restoration Systems’ Jesuit Bend Wetland Mitigation and Coastal Protection Bank

“Red Herrings” in the Gulf of Mexico
– Part 1: It Ain’t the Oil
~Doug Rader, EDF

Government Hiding B.P. Oil Spill Data From Independent Scientist!

CSPAN: Report of suspicious new “monitors” put on life vests by BP — “Nobody really knows what they are, they’re not telling” (VIDEO)
~Florida Oil Spill Law

Buried in the Outdoor section.. ~American Zombie

BP's oil continues to wash ashore in Louisiana~Facing South

Huge fish kill reported in Plaquemines Parish ~Bob Warren

Scientists Find Oil On The Gulf's Seafloor, In Least Surprising News Of 2010~Jason Linkins

Exclusive Photos: Aerial Search for Whale Sharks Both Troubling and Uplifting; Dispersant Foam Visible on Surface~Stuart Smith

~Special Hat Tweet~judyb1954

~"Hamburg Chicken", acrylic on board~Polly Jackson

~This one goes out to the Masqued E'Vinga!

~With special thanks to captainsdead

Waiting Here For Everyman
~Citizen K

Red Beans and Rice Makes All Things Nice ~Humid Beings


Horatio Algeranon said...

"Among all the contracts, perhaps none is more striking than the Coast Guard's decision to pay $9,000 per month for two months to John Brooks Rice of New Orleans, an on-call worker for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under a no-bid contract to monitor media coverage from late May through July... to , as Rice put it 'create reports [and report] either positive coverage, negative coverage, misinformation coverage.'"

-- AP: Some contracts given by feds after oil spill could raise eyebrows

Hey, Editilla, where's your $9,000 per month ( almost $45K) for "monitoring media coverage of the oil spill[sic]"?
(to say nothing of all those month's covering media disinformation on New Orleans flooding)

And where's Polly's 9K per month for all those most excellent paintings? (of the Admiral and the CEO and the rest)

Come to think of it, where's Horatio's $9K per month?

The poems may be goofy, but they would seem to meet the requirment of "monitoring media coverage" (though Horatio would be the first to admit they do tend to focus (just a wee bit) more on the "mis[dis]information [aka Ponies and Baloons and Beach Polishing]" than on the accurate coverage (which escapes Horatio at this moment)

Ima Wizer said...

Thanks Horatio! Thanks are the BEST!!!!!