Saturday, February 6, 2010


Yay Mitch!
~Nice to have a Mayor on a First Name Basis
Mardi Gras parades for Saturday February 6, 2010
Krewe of Pontchartrain
~Uptown 2 p.m
Mystic Krewe of Shangri-LA
~French Quarter - 2 p.m.
Knights of Sparta
~Uptown 6 p.m.

Krewe of Pygmalion
~Uptown 6:45 p.m.

Krewe of Caesar
~Metairie 6 p.m.

Krewe of Choctaw
Gretna 10:15 a.m.
Mystic Knights of Adonis
Westbank 10:45 a.m.
Krewe of Alla
Westbank 11:30 a.m.
Knights of Nemesis
St. Bernard 4 p.m.
Krewe of Push Mow

~Abita Springs 11 a.m.

Krewe of Olympia

~Covington 6 p.m.

Krewe of Tee
Chauvin 12 p.m.
Krewe of Aquarius

~Houma 6:30 p.m.
~~~~~~~Masks by Rosemary~~

Wha'dat Baby Say???

Thanks youz, DoctorJ2u! Viva La Pucelle d'Orléans!
Joan, Patron Saint o'da Who'dats!

This Day Before History Is Made
And Oh! Geaux Vote!
~Your Right Hand Thief

slabbed, all over it Saturday!

Emergency evacuation challenges for elderly, poor, disabled discussed at conference
~Marj Schleifstein

~The most difficult planning for emergency evacuations doesn't involve Main Street or Wall Street, retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore told emergency planners in New Orleans Friday.
It involves the residents of "Railroad Street," he said.
"In the South, it's not just a metaphor but a location, as in the railroads that come through the 9th Ward," Honore said. As much as a third of the population of cities like New Orleans lives on Railroad Street, he added.
"Who's going to pay for it?" he said. "We're going to pay for it. Because what is the option, to leave a third of our citizens to die? That's not the America I spent 37 years and three months of my life defending. That's not the America I know."

Hey Corps! Da'Baby Talkin'Youz!

~Hat Tip to for sending this one.

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

'Because of Katrina:' Many questions on levees' status, but few answers~Bret H. McCormick
~The Red River levees on the north and south, as well as along the east bank of Rapides Parish, are no longer accredited by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But what many local officials and residents want to know is: Why?

Chicago, Chicago, That Toddlin’ Town~On Levee Failures and A Weather Event

How Hurricane Katrina turned me into a citrus fanatic and marmalade maker
~April McGreger

Who Dat Say They Got The Best King Cake? ~NOLAFemmes

New Book on the MS River
~Quinta Scott began photographing sites along the Mississippi just before the flood of 1993, and her images reflect the sweep of the river’s history, from the Pleistocene era to Katrina.
Wielding her large-format camera along the river’s entire stretch, she captures important sites—places like Bayou de View in the Arkansas “Big Woods,” where the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker was sited in 2004, and the Timablier Island, a barrier island and hurricane speed bump—that represent both what Americans has done to change the river and our current attempts to restore its damaged ecosystems.
In this remarkable volume—the only book to focus on the topography of the whole river and its floodplain—she blends images and text to weave a comprehensive view of the riparian landscape as a living organism and of the effects of human intervention on its natural processes.

Mackie Shilstone joins NewOrleans.Com as contributor

Hey Baby! What you say again?

Houma doctor hits bestseller list with book on near-death experiences

Reading "New Orleans Style and the Writing of American Jazz History" ~All About Jazz

Galactic: Noodle Soups And New Orleans Bounce

Aaron Neville busy with projects
~David Prince

Who Dats @ Da Mardi Gras. . .
& Everywhere
~Home of the Groove

Sweet Sweet Sweet Home New Orleans! City of Living Metaphor!

Friday, February 5, 2010


Matters of Great Importance: Uncle Batiste’s Stolen Drum
~Alejandro de los Rios

Lassezes Le Bon Temp Roule'!!!
Krewe of Cork
~French Quarter 3 p.m.

Krewe of Oshun
~Uptown 6 p.m.

Knights of Excalibur
~Metairie 7 p.m.

Krewe of Atlas
~Metairie 7:30 p.m.

Krewe of Cleopatra ~Westbank 6:30 p.m.

Krewe of Eve~Mandeville 7 p.m.
Mona Lisa & Moon Pie
~Slidell 7 p.m.
Krewe of Hercules
~Houma 6 p.m.

~Song of the Day: 'Glory Bound' by Theresa Andersson, Aaron Neville and friends

Saints' parade has room for fans
~Jim Carville

American Zombie Blogging Causes Balls To Roll in Election Thanks Youz Rob Couhig and Clancy Dubos!

Army Corps denying information under FOIA unless pays~Thank you supporters of for digging into your pockets and quickly contributing $1,674 to help us pay for information we requested under the Freedom of Information Act

Murphy refinery found liable for Clean Air Act violations
~Mark Schleifstein

Industrial Canal lock financing omitted from federal budget proposal~Bruce Alpert

Never Letten me down, policy of truth remix~YRHT

Channel 4 explores Broussard curatorships and makes more connections on the double dealing in Jefferson Parish Government ~slabbed

Landrieu, Melancon Measures Give Disaster Relief to Hard-Hit Businesses

Alternative Media Expo '10 ~ANTIGRAVITY
~Scheduled for Saturday, April 17th at the warehouse in the Contemporary Arts Center, and will feature tons of exhibitors with comics, 'zines, fashion, crafts, music, film, design, community activism and much more!

Review: Mr. New Orleans: The Life of a Big Easy Underworld Legend by Frenchy Brouillet and Matthew Randazzo V
~Miss Bob Etier

Ned Sublette’s ‘The Year Before the Flood’~Larry Blumenfeld

It's called CRUNK which rhymes with DUMPSTAFUNK!


Thursday, February 4, 2010


Drew Brees Fleur dis Lis!


~Special Thanks Ho'Mistickle Oyacle!
~Rut'row now it's started! HA!

Rooting Interest~Chin Music

Folly of Youth~American Zombie
~130 Comments and counting... Dayum! It would appear that the Zombie has struck a Nerve! However, Adrastos has got me thinking of Georges, animal husbandry and vile Aggie jokes though (don't ax how)... what if Georges had been an Aggie?
How many Texas Aggies would it take to help John Georges screw in a light bulb? 3 Aggies: one to get the goat, two to hold the goat and three to ahem distract the goat.

Speaking of John Georges basic dickery, husbandry, wifery and using Haiti in his Campaign Ads
~Received via widely circulated email.

Haiti sues Devil over broken pact
~The New Orleans Out!

Dubos - Council races offer a mix of familiar names and fresh faces

New Orleans loses 76 voting precincts in post-Federal Flood ~Bruce Eggler

Lets complete our morning with a cup of Jefferson Parish Political Corruption ~slabbed

'Insurance Journal' publishes Report: Economic Benefits of Levees Outweigh Flooding Costs

America's Infrastructure, Lack of Faith in the Government and The Need For Transparancy
~John Jazwiec

Canal cleanup arbitration hearing leaves St. Tammany president frustrated, but optimistic~Christine Harvey

High water prompts corps to monitor MS River levees

Corps can’t even clear existing levees ~John McGowan

Energy interests fretting over Obama's budget~Jeremy Alford

Insurance-reform, price-gouging bills alive in Legislature
~Michael Newsom

'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal
supported by Rep. Anh Cao
~Bruce Alpert

James O'Keefe's race problem
~Max Blumenthal

~Editilla Eugenicstellas~I'm tollin'yaz, we shall one day rue this boy's parentage and subsequent chromosomal cluster-fuck, in much the way we now discuss other serial aberrations of Society's Worst Nightmares like cannibalism, Nazism, Bushism, Corporatism, Funny'mentalism...
---drowning in an anthropological wet dream of Ismjizm!
We will ask ourselves how this little rat-faced former Eagle Scout could have ever been taken seriously in public yet risen to the rank of Chief Jr. Lt. Propaganda Minister of the coming Palinate.

President Obama's JFK Moment
~Buzz Aldrin

Pulp Fiction Thursday:
Holy Swamp Thing, Batman ~ADRASTOS

What A New Orleans Brass Band Can Teach You About Community ~Amber Naslund

Some believe in Funkin'Jesus. We believe in Funkin da Saints!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010


The Folly of Youth?
~American Zombie

John Georges: “I am you”
~Karen Gadbois, The Lens

James Perry's "Partner" Doesn't Know Why New Orleans Flooded
~"New Orleans is arguably the country's most distinctive city. But even before the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina it has been plagued by poverty, crime, neglect, and municipal mismanagement."
~Hey, Mz Thang, It's The Levees Silly!

Both Sides Now~Citizen K

In Obama's Budget, a Trickle of Money for Louisiana's Disappearing Coast
~Harry Shearer

Louisiana economy still heavily dependent on energy according to Federal Reserve study

Louisiana's African-American Heritage Trail adds seven sites, two in N.O. area~Jaquetta White

New miniature Mardi Gras parade proves Carnival is full of surprises~Molly Reid
~'Tit Rex' joins the Krewe of Barkus dog parade,
which will roll Super Bowl Sunday at 1 p.m. in the French Quarter, and last weekend's debut of Krewe Delusion, which followed Krewe du Vieux's procession, in the growing realm of nontraditional, do-it-yourself Carnival parades.
~Parade starts at Armstrong Park (North Rampart Street at Orleans Avenue), goes into the French Quarter on St. Ann Street, turns left on Dauphine Street then right on Dumaine Street, turns right on Royal Street and loops around St. Louis Cathedral to head up St. Peter Street to Dauphine and Orleans and back to Armstrong.

Jus'sayin...this is so actually happening! Who''dat!!!

New Orleans Saints' Who Dat Nation welcomes New Dats
~John Pope

~Though she lived in St. Bernard Parish before her house was damaged by the federal levee failures after Hurricane Katrina, Vicki Sander is a recent convert to the Who Dat Nation, whose members have become a symbol of recovery. Photo: .
~Editilla Cherry'Os!~ We just sat here reading and re-reading that statement: "federal levee failures". This campaign against Katrina Shorthand in the News Media is Working.
While I'm sure is bursting to laud this fine journalist with a Golden Seal of Approval...
Editilla just gotta give him Big Double Cherry'Os! I mean really...
think about this, It's The Levees Silly!
Thanks youz, John Pope!

Jimmy Buffett bleeds black and gold for the Super Bowl-bound New Orleans Saints~Keith Spera

Photography / Video / Multimedia Skateboards
Opening Saturday, February 6th - 6p-9p, Canary Collective
329 Julia Street, New Orleans, 504-208-3882~Humid Beings

Randy Newman, T-Bone Burnett Land Oscar Nominations
~Matt Popkin

~Ain't Nothin'but da'Funk this Big Week in History, Glory Bound!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Major coastal restoration financing starts, slowly, in Barack Obama's 2011 budget plan~Mark Schleifstein

Obama’s budget has $35 million for state’s coast~Nickey Buskey

Teche-VermilionWater District funds at issue
~Amanda McElfresh

What Will Happen to Charity Hospital?~Nola Mayor Watch
Better. Sooner. Cheaper. Why can't we have This Hospital?

*I was here, 8/29/05. Charity held The Line, as she has always.
When all around had lost their minds, Charity Held The Line.
This city was in ruins, yet Charity Held The Line. Truth.
You don't throw away Truth. And you don't sell your Soul, because we need both before anything else when civilization breaks down. To dismiss this as merely an "emotional view of a complex situation", to me, misunderestimates the difference between Philosophy and Strategy, Business and Survivability.

Mixed Messages
~David Winkler-Schmit

An Inspector General's report about the propriety of city contracts sparks a controversy over how and when the office should act and advise

Too big for Big Bad Jim? ~Library Chronicles

On Hannity, Serial Tapist James O'Keefe repeats false suggestion that Landrieu took $300 million bribe ~Media Matters

President Barack Obama's budget plan could take toll on Michoud Assembly Facility jobs
~Bruce Alpert

Shops can sell 'Who Dat' shirts

Peyton Manning must lay down ~NOLAFemmes

Justice can wait part deux: Local Magistrate releases inmate because he had tickets to the NFC Championship ~slabbed

A shameless pitch for a party way down yonder in New Orleans
~Debra-Lynn B. Hook

February Prickly Pear, acrylic/canvas, 30 x 40"~PWALLY

Earl A. Barthé, Master of Plaster, Dies at 87

Take a hike: He's "a little crazy" and walking to New Orleans

Tom Waits, Jim James, Andrew Bird Celebrate New Orleans Music~Jeffrey Hyatt

Tony Bennett Paints The 2010 New Orleans Jazz Festival Poster
~This year, the singer who paints under his family name Benedetto, will participate as the official visual artist of the Festival by painting the image to be displayed on the Festival's annual poster.
Bennett's portrait of his friend and colleague, the late Louis Prima will be reproduced as the 2010 New Orleans Jazz Festival poster in honor of the centennial anniversary of Prima's birth, a New Orleans native, which is celebrated in December of this year. ~Click here to view poster.

Mo'fo Da'Funkiest week in Nola Glory Grows!

Monday, February 1, 2010


U.S. Attorney Jim Letten recuses himself from O'Keefe / Landrieu phone tampering case WTF?
Who'da Thunk It? Da'yum!
Smart Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Hurricane Katrina: "the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans"

~And all this time Editilla thought it was the Flood! HA! Silly we.
Here are yet a couple of reasons that Katrina Shorthand is not simply a journalistic slip of semantics but an Incongroovient State of Mind which needs to Change, to wit: Conservative Echo.
Since Duncan said this, it has been repeated on over 100 outlets.

As Media Coverage Fades, Urgent Issues On The Disaster Go Uncovered~Danny Schechter

The Rise of “Cause” Publishing
~Gabriel Levinson

Houma Foreclosures Rose 379% Due to Post-Hurricane Deferrals
~Donald Hanz

A delay in finding out about the recovery delays~Ariella Cohen

Lundi Slabbed

Holy schnizel~American Zombie
~Am I looking at that map correctly? Are we on board to get a high speed rail connection? Is it wrong to catch a woody over this?

Officials: Army mistake delays congressional OK for Reno area flood project~Jeff Delong
~Editilla Jus'sayin~Reno, NV is 4,412 feet above sea level.

White House Proposes 10% Cut for Army Corps' 2011 Budget
~Taryn Luntz

Men in dresses fill downtown New Orleans and the Quarter
~Dave Cohen, WWL

~Editilla remembers when such a thing wasn't that bigga news?
Ya'want News? Humid Beings wit'da Krewedelusion
Where'Ya Love It! LOVE THIS CITY! ~Thanks Miss Malaprop!
And btw, don't know if y'all caught this week's Harry's Absolute Monster LeShow Interview with Herolero Jon Cleary.

How a team and town defeated a hurricane~Glenn Guilbeau

Parade-scapes~Red Cotton

See, share Mardi Gras Krewe du Vieux photos, videos

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Terence Blanchard win Grammys
~Keith Spera

Chet Baker - "You Don't Know What Love Is"~Radio Free Exile

'Home of the Groove' ventures to other internet venues

Everyday this funkiest week in Nola History...

Meet De Boys~Jeff Hannusch

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Money in Hand, LSU/State say Screw Charity~Paula Devlin
Charity Hospital Rebuild is Shovel Ready to Go, but LSU says Screw Charity and let us Leverage the Bond Market!

Special Commentary:
Charity Hospital and the City Master Plan

LSU Wants Coaches, Fires Teachers -Petitions Begun
~Joe Gyan Jr.

Stakes are high for Louisiana maritime industry in debate over decades-old law
~Kimberly Quillen

2010 Census could be costly for Louisiana~Steven Ward
"My mother died in my arms while we were trying to get up the hall steps into the attic of our house while the fetid, bitterly cold waters of 2005 rose up around us.
Am I angry? Yes. But I joined up with to get on the inside track with what is going on.
I found that making multiple posts to the Lakeshore forum was not getting me as many answers as I could from them.
" ~Mulberry3

New Orleans lawyer arrested; FBI claims he threatened court
~A criminal complaint charged Ashton O'Dwyer Jr., 62, of violating the law when he sent an email to the court saying, in part, "Given the recent 'security breach' at 500 Poydras Street, a number of scoundrels might be at risk if I DO become homicidal."

'Louisiana Watergate' a serious offense~Monroe News Star
~Editilla's Citation mensuelle~
"A proper school should teach nothing but bookkeeping, agriculture, geometry, dead languages made deader by leaving out all the amusing literature, and the Hebrew Bible as interpreted by men superbly trained to ignore contradictions, men technically called 'Fundamentalists.'"~Elmer Gantry
-spun'by The Known Felon In Drag, James Elmer O'Keefe:
"Let us rock the foundations of academia and challenge the thrones that have for too long indoctrinated us about our world and the context in which we live."

Are Tech Solutions the Best Solutions to Terrorism?
~Harry Shearer

Shockey Shirts To Benefit Katrina Charity ~WDSU

Saints parade scheduled for Tuesday night, Feb. 9
~WWLTV~The city of New Orleans will hold a parade to honor the New Orleans Saints football team on Tuesday, February 9 at night, a city spokesperson said Thursday. The parade will come on a night that was scheduled to be void of parades. A city spokesperson said the parade route and time were still to be determined, but that the parade would happen ‘win or lose.’ The spokesperson also said the parade would be at night so that people could attend after work and school. The parade will not be the only involvement by Saints players and coaches during the Carnival season. Quarterback Drew Brees is scheduled to reign as Bacchus, one of the city’s premier superkrewes that normally chooses someone from Hollywood as its king. Team owner Tom Benson is scheduled to ride in Endymion and head coach Sean Payton is slated for Orpheus. Other players are almost certain to be riding in other Carnival parades.

Playing the odds can help mitigate disasters~Tom Henry

C.T.C. (Cross The Canal) Second Line Parade Sunday 12-4pm
~Red Cotton

Sunday Funnies~Citizen K

Krewe du Vieux~Mosquito Coast

~Editilla Funk'suellas~
Every day this week we gonna try to give'yaz some Funk Fo'Da Crunk and since today is Sunday we thought we'd start with God. Oh? God's booked today? Ahem!
Yes, well! But Maceo will do just fine thank you very much!
Maceo knows what it Get Down! Get Back Up Again!
Maceo remembers when... "There Was A Time"