Mayor Mitch'mo sets goal of clearing 10,000 blighted eyesores
~Editilla Botellas~ We have tagged our new mayor as Mitch'mo, a term of endearment. We're way cool wit'him so far. If we saw Mitch'mo on the street we'd hollar MITCH! w'fist in the air and walk on. We ain't tryin'ta pick on him...yet.
So far so good. Hell, if we'da seen his predecessor, who shall remain nameless, on the street God knows what might have happened. We just find it comforting to have a Mayor who's got a fucking IQ and knows how to use it. S'all I'm sayin'.
Blaine Kern's son sues for control of Mardi Gras firm~John Pope
Director of city-owned French Market Corp. resigns at request of board
~Gordon Russell ~Hat Tweet~skooks
The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be?
~Special Thanks~Humid Haney
Gulf of Mexico Seafood~Phil Keating
~"Our sales are down 52% from what they were at this point last year," says Frank Patti, of Pensacola, Florida's legendary Joe Patti Seafood, named after his father in 1930. For the first time in 80 years of doing business, the signs above the fish on ice at his wholesale business now say exactly where each shrimp, oyster, scallop and tuna was caught. "People didn't ask where it came from, but now, today, they do. Ever since the spill, they want to know where it came from."
~Editilla Scrowtellas~ While we believe in citing kudoes, Hat Tweets and Hat Tips, we have trouble Stitch'hiking this one because we found it on Twitter from Women of the Storm 1restorthegulf which is the Women's Auxiliary Group to King Milling/Whitney Bank/Big Oil Financing/Oil Lobby America's Wetlands. Still, it is a great article --despite which Oil Industry Lobbyists are using it to promote their Oil Industry Friendly Tax Legislation.
We have been burned of late by someone close who seems to think that this Ladder, and apparently anyone else, exists only to promote their agenda regarding the Flood of New Orleans. We are letting that ride for now, hoping they come around. But, the anger is building. Either we hang together or we will all surely drown separately. We take care of our own Sinn Féin.
Editilla just don'play Philanthropic Private Non-Profit Tax Exempt Horse Shit.
Get The Word Ya'Heard! If this boils down to rich Uptown women who have no job, who don't pay taxes, health care, rent or any of the stuff the real world stuff with which the rest of us must contend, then we are good and truly fucked right?
If our survival depends on the whims of the Landed Gentry then what survival is that? We will ratchet this up if that is the game to be played.
97L a major rainfall threat; October hurricane outlook; NC rains finally end
~Jeff Masters, Wunderblog
5 Years of Keeping Up With the Corps ~NOLA-dishu
~Editilla Notellas~ This is a 5th Anniversary post that we missed somehow, so I wanted to hang it anyway since it is so good and prescient.
Our apologies for missing it as we are such fans of this blogger!
Still Waiting... for N-PR to grow a pair
“Okay, here's a deal (you can pass it on to your friends at NPR): I have a radio show aired on public radio stations every Sunday. There's an open door for someone from npr legal--a decision-maker, not a spokesperson--to come on the air and disclose all the reasons that you only speculate, assume, and presume about. He/she can have the full hour or any part of it, we'll do it live, so there's no editing, any week they want.”~Harry Shearer
Reviewing The Big Uneasy, Revisiting Maria Garzino~KPCC
SPECIAL REPORT: Washington has yet to address key failures exposed by Katrina~Facing South
Sheriff headed to court without budget increase~Ariella Cohen, The Lens
~The Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association of New Orleans (VAYLA-NO) is a youth-led, youth organizing and development, community-based organization in New Orleans dedicated to the empowerment of Vietnamese American and underrepresented youth through services, cultural enrichment, and positive social change.
Checking In On Elmer's Island, LA
BP stopped COAST GUARD contractors from taking samples, delayed 3 weeks… Scientists were measuring amount of oil (VIDEO)~Florida Oil Spill Law
Testing the Water -a Citizen's Initiative
Shrimper working with Wildlife and Fisheries reports dispersant being sprayed on oil at night
U.S. oil spill waters contain high levels of carcinogens, states report
~Joshua Schneyer, Reuters
~Near Grand Isle, Louisiana, the team discovered that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) -- which include carcinogens and chemicals that pose various risks to human health -- remained at levels 40 times higher than before the area was affected by the oil spill.
Grijalva Demands Info on Disappearing Oil Reports~Kate Shepphard, MoJo
Lawsuit: Man who tried to save drowning toddler became ill from oil
~Editilla Does anyone know health of Kindra Arnesen & sister CHSL activists? All 3 Hospitalized, seriously ill covering #oilspill http://exm.nr/cKISFt
NOAA, EPA Says 40 Fold Increase in Gulf Carcinogens is Safe
Disgraced NOAA: No oil in sediment
~oceandog @greenpeaceusa: Oil on mud - from 4000ft/1300m near #deepwater horizon http://flic.kr/p/8FxNpX #bp #gulfoilspill #oilspilltruth
US Senate bill would expand parties liable in oil-spill lawsuits
Feinberg Says Spill Claims Can Be Paid to Undocumented Workers
~Jim Snyder, Bloomberg ~Hat Tweet~WhoDat35
BP Names Assets as Collateral For Compensation Fund~Hugh Collins
~Graham also said the government had shown too much "deference" to the oil and gas industry in the past two decades. "There's a tendency to forget this property out in the Gulf of Mexico, where all this is happening, belongs to all of us," Graham said. "It doesn't belong to BP or any of the other oil companies. It belongs to the people of the United States of America."
Interior creates revenue office for drilling ~Hat Tweet~bayougirlblog
Who Really Owns the Gulf of Mexico? ~Mother Jones~Just in case you're wondering...BP doesn't give a nutria's ass about Louisiana. This oil for the most part goes to Texas.
Click to Enlarge ~Special thanks~Infrastructurist
Water map shows billions at risk of 'water insecurity' ~
~About 80% of the world's population lives in areas where the fresh water supply is not secure, according to a new global analysis.
Wetland Watchers Park opens Saturday in Norco
~Defend New Orleans
Chef turns Katrina experience into new venture ~Defend New Orleans
Art for Art's Sake, Oktoberfest and more this weekend in New Orleans
Gretna Heritage Festival Schedule!
Voodoo Music Experience schedule released ~Gambit