~The United States and Spain held long, inconclusive negotiations on the status of West Florida. In the meantime, American settlers established a foothold in the area and resisted Spanish control. British settlers, who had remained, also resented Spanish rule, leading to a rebellion in 1810 and the establishment for exactly 90 days of the Republic of West Florida. On September 23, 1810, after meetings beginning in June, rebels overcame the Spanish garrison at Baton Rouge and unfurled the flag of the new republic: a single white star on a blue field. This flag was made by Melissa Johnson, wife of Major Isaac Johnson, the commander of the West Florida Dragoons. It would later become known as the "Bonnie Blue Flag". Sinn Féin!
Great Interview with Harry Shearer
~Philadelphia City Paper Clog
~Harry Shearer to Host Live Chat on My Damn Channel Friday, September 24 to Discuss His Documentary, The Big Uneasy
~Also please see this review in the NYTs
MR-GO ecosystem restoration delayed by financing dispute~A disagreement between Louisiana coastal officials and the Army Corps of Engineers over whether the state should pay a share of the cost threatens to delay efforts to restore wetlands and cypress forests in eastern New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish that were destroyed by the construction and operation of the now-closed Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet.
~Please also see~ Len Bahr at LaCoastPost eats mushrooms, drinks cool aid laced with stupid or something to conclude New Orleans was Not Flooded by engineering failures of the floodwalls and levees!
I mean, Len has got a fucking brain.
NOLA Officials Fight Army Corps On Uncoated Steel in New Levees
~PaintSquare, the portal to the Coatings Industry
Southwest Louisiana still vulnerable
~Clair Taylor~ABBEVILLE — Five years after Hurricane Rita's storm surge washed homes away and two years after Hurricane Ike flooded some of the same areas, residents and officials in southwest Louisiana say they're still just as vulnerable. Maybe more so.
Boustany Announces $1.3 Million for Marsh Creation in Black Lake
Corps to spend $4.2 million to repair Monroe, West Monroe, La. cave-ins
~wunderground Weather Underground TD #Matthew is now a Tropical Storm with winds of 40 mph, and a minimum pressure of 1006 mb http://wxug.us/4ob7
For Jindal, it’s better to be lucky than accountable~Mark Moseley, The Lens
~Also~City hasn’t touched $10 million for courthouse repairs approved in 2000
~kareng woops they did it again http://bit.ly/aS2woq #nola
RED ZONE: Heavy metal in Lake Borgne (near New Orleans) at HIGHEST level of concern — “Elevated potential for mortality” LAB RESULTS
~Florida Oil Spill Law
Gulf of Mexico oil spill response guided too much by BP, St. Bernard president says~Jonathan Tilove
La. to join request for $3 billion BP down payment~Gerard Shields
Frustrated Oil Spill Claimants Consider Alternative Compensation Fund
~Shasha Chavkin, Pro Publica
And now, a word from our sponsors… Vol. 13~Disenfranchised Citizen
Grading 'Waiting for Superman'
~Dana Goldstein, The Nation
Feds raid landfill company linked to Jefferson Parish investigation ~Fox 8
"Refrigerator Bandit" makes lower Magazine homes his buffet
Folger Coffee Co. will spend $69 million expanding New Orleans facilities~Jaquetta White
Donna Brazile headlines the 2nd Annual Louisiana Women's Conference
Graphic Design Partnership Opens Design Firm in New Orleans
Luxury vintage train cars could be money-losers if sold
What a co-inky-dence!~slabbed
You got a Mustang that's born to ride.
I got a Mustang that's built to drive drive drive.
You got a little birdie that's born to fly.
Me and my Big Boid gone to Step Outside.
You know you gotta Step Outside...Hell Yeah!
--'Cause you know it's one thing to learn how to fly...
You gotta riiiide like Sally Ride.
1001 Nights New Orleans Storytelling Festival~Solid Quarter
Gentle'rillas know we don't dabble in politics. HA! But we do know Fear!
Justin Townes Earle
~Editilla jus'wanna toll'ya~His daddy rode da'Ho...
but this boy has got diamonds in his eyes and hell hounds on his trail.
Hard Livin' - The Good Life - 2008 - 2:48
Lone Pine Hill - The Good Life - 2008 - 3:04
Who Am I To Say - The Good Life - 2008 - 3:08
Far Away In Another Town - The Good Life - 2008 - 3:06
~This one goes out to afrodyte
*And yes btw that is Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica ahem!
But he ain't gon'do nothing but lay it on under the divas don't'cha know.