Saturday, July 17, 2010

Women of the Gulf~NOLAFemmes
~Mrs_Cocktail Our bar towels arrived and they are so cute! All monies to P&J Oyster shuckers. Buy at #totc.

Length of reprieve from BP Oil Fail remains uncertain
Oil Drum beat on Well Integrity Tests

Did BP call the plumber?~slabbed
~Jonsson reports that six weeks ago, University of California, Berkeley, engineering professor Robert Bea received a late-night call from an anonymous plumber. According to Bea — who had formerly worked as an oil-industry executive before his present gig as an academically backed manager of engineering crises — the “mystery plumber” reached out to him because he had an idea for how to plug BP’s busted well in the Gulf. The plumber provided Bea with sketches of a containment cap that upgraded some of the design flaws in the cap the oil company deployed in its unsuccessful bid to plug the leak several weeks ago. Bea passed the plumber’s sketches on to a contact at the Coast Guard, and to a panel of experts who were evaluating proposed schemes to repair the leak submitted by the general public. Jonsson writes that when Bea first got a glimpse of the containment cap that has stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf, he noticed striking similarities to the designs dreamed up by the plumber.

Widespread oyster deaths found on Louisiana reefs

Oil spill's threat to fowl not always obvious ~John DeSantis
A pelican covered in oil flaps its wings on Raccoon Island Thursday afternoon off Terrebonne Parish.

BP oil sightings, latest reports from LA

BP Launches Effort To Control Scientific Research Of Oil Disaster

Alabama Teen Considers Oil Spill a Call to Action

IRS offering help to oil leak victims

Good news~American Zombie

Make sure floodwall pilings are sound

Nearly Five Years Later Still No Levee Commission, Why?~Sandy Rosenthal

43 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Journey

Sportsman’s Ladies Got That Good Good Food~Red Cotton, Gambit

“Island Aid” for Grand Isle
~Kevin Allman, Gambit

~A benefit poster by local artist Christy Works-Boutte was unveiled.
Prints will be sold for $30, and the original will be auctioned off at Island Aid.
For more info, check the event’s

The annual Ernie K-Doe ball,
the Bingo! Show and more~Keith Spera

Matt Daughters Photography

Friday, July 16, 2010

BP buying up Gulf scientists for legal defense, newspaper alleges~John Kelly
~BP buys up Gulf scientists for legal defense, roiling academic community ~Bob Raines,
~But! But! What Would Ivor Say?? WWIS???

Film Screening: Harry Shearer's "The Big Un-Easy"
~Now that Harry's Producer has completely fucked the shark on the timing of this premier, we might as well pick on Ivor van Heerden, a star and the new BP Scientist Poster Child!
~Oh Snap!
Now Ivor van Heerden is an Oil Drilling Expert!
~His take is that the fix took so long because it required extremely difficult engineering, taking place a mile below the surface. “They had to fully research the problem; the integrity of the remaining riser; the structural integrity of the ocean bottom above the oil deposit; and then design a structure that would be multifaceted and allow complete closure but also the ability to bleed off oil if needed.” He describes the capping as “a real plus.” He also thinks the oiling of the Louisiana coastline would have been far worse already if they hadn’t been managing the outflow of fresh water from the Mississippi River to combat it.
“But the river is now down, and the potential for serious oiling over a larger area exists. So far we have 63 miles of coastline impacted by heavy oiling."
~Editilla Bull Shits-a-wella~Is this fucking punk'smurf idiot kidding us?
What a mouthpiece! What a suck my bile BP mouthpiece! Judas fuck me.
Why is this former hurricane hero turning himself into a BP PR Suck Mouth?
Harry Shearer needs to understand that Editilla isn't among the Rising Tide Blogger-Club Corps'mouth/Creme suck'ass krewe. There is simply too much more than a freaky TV Show going down here.
We will not allow Ivor van Heerden to use this latest man-made disaster to market himself on the previous man-made disaster. We just don't play nice with NOLA. Van Heerden can fucking starve as far as we and every other lost Bayou Child is concerned! I mean, fuck this bitch. Whatever the Hell he thinks he's doing has nothing to do with the decimation of Louisiana culture does it? Ivor van Heerden is All BP ALL THE TIME!
If Editilla could describe the level of betrayal that this son of a bitch is heaping on the state of Louisana I would, but words frankly escape even me! I have but this to say: Yeah let's get this opportunistic prick his job back advising young students! Yes, let's have this BP Spokesperson teaching our future coastal scientists!
Yes, let us walk ourselves into Dante's 9th Inferno behind Ivor van Heerden?
Yes let us put a gun in our mouth and blow our brains away for BP!
Let's get real here: Ivor van Heerden is selling out Louisana, right?

Fishing and Hunting of small birds and animals on Lousiana Plate still good

Why BP is the Anti-Katrina
~Editilla Notellas~This is a dated article though somewhat timely?

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries reports latest numbers on oil-impacted birds, turtles, dolphins

Little Freddie King's 70th b-day party and more music for the week of July 16... not that it matters or anything...
Coastal restoration master plan being updated~Mark Schleifstein

~This MODIS / Aqua satellite image, taken on July 14, shows that the area of oil slicks and sheen appears greatly reduced: slicks cover approximately 3,786 square miles (9,805 km2) on this image. Radar satellite images taken on July 11 and July 12 confirm this smaller slick area. ~SkyTruth

"See the PR Smile?"
Fuck the PR Smile

Widespread oyster deaths found in La. reefs~WVUE

Activist decries lack of dispersant info
~Gerard Shields

~Anne Rolfes, executive director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, testified to a Senate subcommittee that cleanup workers are warned about everything from poisonous plants to mosquitoes, but the dispersant chemicals are not addressed.

Mikulski Slams EPA on Dispersants: "Gave Me Heartburn"
~Georgianne Nienaber

~Co-written with Dr. Martin J. Dudziak
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) asked EPA head Lisa Jackson if dispersants could become the "Agent Orange of the Gulf," and then opened the door to the possibility that Mikulski will subpoena the manufacturer, Nalco Holding Co. at a future date. The maker of Corexit 9500 refused to attend the Senate Appropriations science subcommittee hearing on Thursday.

The Human Toll~American Zombie

Social fallout from BP oil spill may last for years~Bill Barrow

BP "Greenwash" can engulf a company in Perilous Water, Prof says
~Carol Forsloff, GHN

NACF Moving to Hire Oceanographer and Environmentalist for BP Oil Spill Clean-Up Endeavor~Market Watch

Missionaries to the Gulf My Ass?

Stop all Federal Contracts with British Petroleum, day late and a holla short ~Humid Beings

Some have trouble believing BP stopped oil leak

Friday Music: Dedicated to Billy Nungesser, Bobby Jindal, their Sand Berm scheme an'yer Crow-so-humble Editilla! ~slabbed

Wooden boat museum progress sails forward

Reduced! Fancy sink included
~Karen Gadbois, The Lens

Tell Mayor Landrieu to Save Charity
~Wow! We thought these folks had packed up and gone home! 'Cept I'm not interested in signing up to Ovamas Thingy.
Jus'sayin...we've had enough O'Dat aw'right aw'ready!

44 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Journey

Sportsman’s Ladies Got That Good Good Food~Red Cotton, Gambit

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Levee authority engineers to focus on deliberate rust design issues by Corps ~New Orleans Corps of Engineers defends using "sacrificial" steel for pilings ~Sheila Grissett
~"The consultants sort of presented a mixed bag . . . and no resolution," said engineer Bob Turner, the regional levee authority's executive director. "What I've been asking the corps for, and what hasn't happened yet, is to get all our experts and all their experts in a room together and let them argue it out while we listen. I'm not accusing the corps of not doing the right thing, but they've got to show us that they're doing the right thing on this issue," he said. "That hasn't happened yet, and I'm not comfortable walking away from it does."

Sick ‘n Tired of the Victim Role ~NOLAFemmes
~charlotteAsh Robbing New Orleans to Pay for BP's Spill This REALLY makes me mad. #nola #oilspill #bp #blacktide #deepwaterhorizon
~Makes Editilla Mad too, Mrs Charlotte. Madder than a flock of Carpenter Bees.

Protect Gulf Wildlife, Not BP
~Gulf Restoration Network

DHH: La. seafood passes sniff test

Head of EPA Grilled on Dispersant
~Known Media Felon gives Sen Barbara Mikulski two thumbs up for slamming EPA on dispersants when EPA won't answer in hearing and wants to "consult their lawyers".

Oil Well closure complete as pressure testing continues

“We don’t ground all planes” analogy crashes and burns
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

~Editilla Notellas~ We moved this one onto today for the pithy commentary.

Oil Industry Expert suspects BP has ulterior motive behind oil well cap
~Raw Story
~Oil industry expert Bob Cavnar isn't buying the official story. He told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Wednesday that the repeated missteps cast doubt on BP's explanation for why the cap was necessary in the first place. Cavnar believes that BP's true goal is to make it harder to measure the flow of oil from the damaged well, because under the Clean Water Act, it will be liable for civil penalties of up to $4300 for every barrel spilled.
"While they have every incentive to get the well killed, BP also has every incentive to not capture 100% of the well flow until they do," Cavnar wrote last week at Huffington Post. "As soon as they do capture all the flow, then a real, measurable number will be in front of the public, and that's the last thing BP wants, since that number will then be used to extrapolate environmental damage, hence per barrel fines that will likely run to the tens of billions anyway."

BP's Broken Window~Andrew Beattie
~Many people see economics as an idealistic science that applies to the world in only the most broad and tangential ways. This may be true of some economic theories, but it certainly doesn't hold for all. While the BP oil spill disaster is just that - a disaster - it does offer an opportunity to look at one important economic fallacy: the broken window.

Shelters fill as Gulf Coast pet owners struggle with economy, oil spill

Happy Birthday Pants'Man!


State reopens fishing areas for sports fishing only~Bob Marshall
~Click to enlarge map

Most Louisiana recreational fishing reopens
~Louisiana Sportsman

Oil hits Louisiana's largest pelican-nesting area, on Raccoon Island

Corexit: Read the label~Humid Beings

Dueling Spill Commissions?~NYT

Gov. Bobby Jindal presents plan for ecological, economic revitalization of coast~Photos tell different stories about sand berm effort to block Gulf of Mexico oil spill

LSU Professor: BP tight with funds
~Amy Wold
~Another professor shows off skimmer

Scientists find ‘alien’ coral species off Fourchon's coast ~Robert Zullo

Coastal Louisiana: The Marine Life ~Bayou Woman

It’s Day 86 and I’m Not Okay
~Amanda Muller, NOLAFemmes

~45 Days 2 Year 5: A Photographic Journey

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Satellite Images of Gulf: Oil reaches Mexico’s Yucatan, near Cancun (PHOTOS)
~Florida Oil Spill Law

~The water south of the Deepwater Horizon site now appears to be moving more southward toward 88°00-90°30’W between 28°30’N and 27°30’N, but then it continues to be pulled southeastward toward 87°00-88°00’W & 27°00’N…
~Loop Current stretching all the way to Louisiana coast; Directly over BP oil well blowout (VIDEO)

We have received a report that the new cap has failed ~Humid Beings

BP Would Be Barred From New U.S. Leases in House Bill

Chandeleur sand berm segment shrinking like a wool sweater in hot water! ~LaCoastPost
~Building Houses on the Sand: A Bird's-eye View of the Sand Berms ~Gulf Restoration Network
Slabbing the Bastille

~ letwits goes LIVE Aug 1

BP freezes work on relief well and prophylactic cap

Today in BP Oil Disaster: Day 86 ~Gambit

Chemical Dispersants and Crude Oil - Efficacy and Toxicity ~Oil Drum
~ProtectTheCoast RT @WhoDat35: RT @cleanthegulfnow Study: Corexit Cuts Survival Rates By 50% #oilspill #blacktide

Presidential oil spill commission urged to address dispersant issue promptly
~David Hammer

Scientists say BP spill altering food web

Spill work nets company $10,000 / day
~Naomi King

Anadarko, Mitsui refuse to pay BP over massive Gulf oil spill

Louisiana is afraid to turn its back on Big Oil~James Gill

Barataria is Icon of Coastal Louisiana

Oil and waterfowl on the Louisiana Coast~Quinta Scott

BP's Drilling Disaster: An Anonymous Letter from the Gulf
~Gulf Restoration Network

~Also a Reminder~3rd Annual "Protect Our Wetlands, Protect Ourselves" Environmental Video Competition

46 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Journey

Live web-casts from 'Tales of the Cocktail' in New Orleans

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A few words about BP COREXIT Dispersant

~Thanks FoodMusicJustice
~BPGlobalPR Of course we released a terrorist so we could drill in Libya! We'd suck Osama's dick if he came oil.
Loop Current stretching all the way to Louisiana coast; Directly over BP oil well blowout (VIDEO)
~Click ’start’ button below map for animation

2.3 to 4.5 million barrels in BP leak

NOAA Hoarding Key Data for BP On Oil Spill Damage

Feckless President Obama to visit Gulf oil spill region again soon, squat on beach, poke around for tar balls

Crude from Gulf oil spill found on 2nd Texas beach~U.S. Coast Guard officials say test results have confirmed that tar balls found on a second Texas beach were from BP's oil.

Thad Allen OKs Media Credentials in Response to Boom Ban Protests
~Georgianne Nienaber

Feds revamp controversial media rules for BP oil disaster coverage
~Facing South

Sand Berms, Rock Dikes, and Twin Pipeline Canals, Oh My!
~Gulf Restoration Network

You Can Stay but That Oil Got To Go… Photos: Gulf Coast Benefit Concert

Today in BP Oil Disaster: Day 85 ~Gambit

*Hat Tip~ Alejandro de los Rios

Scam Wow!
The Volunteers of BP's America
~Alex Woodward, Gambit

La. Seafood sales hurt by BP Oil Gusher

Commission: Drilling moratorium involves more than just inspections, Interior official says~David Hammer

Local company is in talks with BP for assets, but investors spooked

Michelle Obama Visits Gulf In Beachwear (PHOTOS)

Dr. Riki Ott touring Florida, to Speak in Wakulla about BP Oil Disaster

Ivor van Heerden continues to get Flayed by commenters in local press after doing BP PR Advotorials

Felony Oil Spill Wildlife Pictures
~National Geographic

Intel Supercomputer Tracks Movement of BP Oil Spill

47 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Journey
Coast Guard lifts ban on oil impact news coverage--ONLY for "Official", Credentialed,
BP Federal Unified Command (BPFUC) Approved Press --Freelance Journalists Censored

~MSchleifsteinTP Participated in Poynter chat today: What Are the Most Important Issues Related to the Oil Spill in the Gulf? –
BPGlobalPR ATTN: Photographers- Breasts and rainbows exist! Quit taking awful pictures of oily animals, you jerks.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Adam Dillon, BP Contractor Who Once Blocked A Local Reporter, Became A Whistleblower (VIDEO)~Jason Linkins
~EDF_Louisiana Underreported wildlife deaths caused by BP oil spill can be misleading #BP #oilspill #wildlife #birds

Florent MALOUDA directement après le fiasco du mondial
~Yele Corps is a job creation program that we at Yele Haiti founded in order to help provide the people with jobs and income. This program not only employs the local Haitian community, but provides them with the vocational training they need to help them better their lives for the future!
In Gulf Spill Area, Reporters Face 'Security' Hurdles ~NPR

BP Commission highlights need for 8/29 Commission~Sandy Rosenthal

Another Katrina Myth Busted...
--by Science~Harry Shearer

Presidential commission to meet today
~ HealthyGulf Will Obama's commission on BP's oil drilling disaster investigate the impacts dispersants are having on the Gulf?

The BP Blame Game~Kate Sheppard

Army Engineers Defend Gulf Response

Sea turtle egg evacuations begin along oiled Gulf of Mexico~The effort began in earnest along Florida's Panhandle, with two loggerhead nests excavated. Up to 800 more nests across Alabama and Florida beaches will be dug up in the coming months in an attempt to move some 70,000 eggs to safety. They are being transported to a warehouse at Florida's Kennedy Space Center where they will incubate and, hopefully, hatch before being released into the Atlantic Ocean.

Lake Pontchartrain monitored
~Bob Anderson

Crews install experimental new oil barrier in parts of Lake Borgne

How we got stuck with BP

48 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Journey

Send good wishes to Lionel Ferbos for his 99th birthday

Jazz fans bent out of shape by statue's damage at Armstrong Park

Sunday, July 11, 2010

La. official says BP may cut payments to 40,000~BP has decided to reduce payments to tens of thousands of people whose claim files are incomplete, the secretary of Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services Kristy Nichols said. “This action is irresponsible and in complete contrast to BP’s repeated promise that they will ‘make things right,”’ she wrote in a letter sent Friday to federal oil spill claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg. It was not immediately clear how severe the payment cuts would be. BP did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

BP reportedly in talks to sell Alaska oil field~Prized Prudhoe Bay asset part of $12 billion deal to help pay for Gulf disaster

~The New Orleans Levee

~Dear Gogo,
I work for BP. How do I tell people this without freaking them out?
--Apprehensive on Orleans Avenue
~Dear Apprehensive,
How the hell did you land an address on Orleans Avenue with an attitude like that? Freak out?
Are you even from New Orleans?
~LEVEE illustration/Michael DiBari

Sunday Funnies~Citizen K

Oil taints the shores of St. Tammany
~Ron Thibodeaux

~But! But!! What Will Ivor Say Next? WWISN?
~Editilla Contellas~ New Contest!
What Will Ivor Say Next? WWISN?
Placer yer'bets -errrah- suggestions in our comments section! The sabbier da'betta and the sabbiest we will Tweet to our millions of followers! HA!
~Let's ask The Magic 8 Ball!
Editilla Specticulatas~ We think Ivor will next say that the oil has been dispersed by dispersant and these alleged undersea plumes are just so much food for oxygen depleting bacteria but that's ok because BP cares...
-or something along those lines. Basically we say that Ivor will say next what ever the fuck his British Lords want him to say.
But whatever he observes as a scientist in their employment will be BP Property. The Press cannot cover this crime but Ivor van Heerden can cover you with BP Propaganda like an oil-soaked Rat Bag!

Investigator to Internet Defamers:
"I'll Find You!"~Carol Forsloff

Oil-spill investigation commission visits Houma~Nikki Buskey

Scientists propose big experiment to study Gulf oil spill

Texas must prepare to become U.S. biological reserve

Burke novel has elements of oil spill

BP oil spill puts oyster shuckers, traditions on ice~Brett Anderson

49 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Journey

Reminder: Mother-in-Law Lounge benefit tonight! ~Gambit