Saturday, March 19, 2011

April 10th, Benefit for Japan at the Rock 'n' Bowl
~Featuring Jeremy Davenport, Bonerama, Papa Grows Funk, Big Sam's Funky Nation and more

~ReTweet @ the Pun~ Patio @ Satsuma, wakin- bacon, Charlotte Dayberry just came up & sat on mah foot

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City Council zaps ‘aggressive’ panhandlers in New Orleans business district~Karen Gadbois, The Lens

Slabbed visits the “secret garden” of River Birch’s Fred Heebe and his wife Jennifer Sneed Heebe: Our business stinks and we live it up!

Study Projects Louisiana Pension Funds To Run Dry in 2017
~The Pelican Post
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NPR, Bill Moyers Pining for Bygone Faux News Days~Take Zwerdling's investigations as just one example: Over the years, he has sorted out the complexities and secrets of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster and the warnings that preceded it, dangers posed to humans by the plant pesticide Chlordane (it eventually was banned by the Environmental Protection Agency) and the failures of the Corps of Engineers to maintain safely the dikes and dams around New Orleans -- among many other stories.
~Editilla Notellas~
Emphasis mine. Forgive me, but I'd like a list of News Stories where NPR framed the Destruction of New Orleans as a Man-Made Disaster, or Federal Flo0d as a result of Engineering Misfeasance (Federal Judge Duvall's word in Court Ruling) by the Corps of Engineers.
If Gentle'rillas know anything about me and this Ladder, y'all know that covering the coverage of the Crucifixion of New Orleans 8/29/05 remains one of our main raison d'etres. As this has been more-or-less what I do every day and late into the evening, to wit: scouring the Internets for News on Nola and the Federal flood, I haven't seen NPR on "our side" of those levee failures. Indeed, given the way they shat in the mouth of long-time supporter and Editilla Herolero Harry Shearer over the release of his copiously factual documentary, The Big Uneasy ---even going as far as to require that he ReFrame his own words to SAY KATRINA DID IT--- begs the question of NPR's impartiality regarding their Corporate Sponsors who are also major stakeholders in Corps Projects across the country.

A family, not a statistic…
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Third drilling permit issued
~Kathrine Schmidt

Oil Spill Reported Near Deepwater Drilling Site in Gulf

10,000 cypress goal~Richard Burgess

Gumbo and Sunshine~NOLAFemmes

Abita Beer's Top Of The Hops Beer Fest TODAY, Fontainebleau State Park

Cajun Claws in Abbeville just might have the best crawfish around
~Bret Anderson

Mardi Gras Indians, New Orleans police meet to avoid conflicts on St. Joseph's Night

Friday, March 18, 2011

New Orleans' Floodgate and levee maintenance costs expected to increase dramatically~Mark Schleifstein

A reflection and offering
~American Zombie

~Editilla Rolellas~ Special Thanks to Ladder Correspondent and Known Felon in Drag, Georgianne Neinaber, for pegging us.
We've been on the train it seems for days. Hence, our internets have been stretched, so we'll just keep hangin'em though a tad later than sooner ahem.
My oh my but it is good to be back home in New Orleans.

More writs from a dishonest bitch are ditched as Randy and the gang at United Fire Group get their asses kicked again ~slabbed

Chinese drywall remediation guidelines revised by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Yearlong Justice Department probe blisters NOPD for constitutional violations: Update
~ReTweet @ Ah here we go

NPC Luncheon with Harry Shearer (Video & Photos) and The Big Uneasy Q & A the following night!

~Above right: Harry addresses the National Press Club on the incongrooviencent state of News Media Myth Heads, to wit: the Editorial fetish for inaccurate narratives like say Katrina flooding New Orleans.
Harry and Maria Garzino, who's brave whistle-blow on the Corps figures solidly in the movie The Big Uneasy, answer audience questions in the packed Silver Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland. Ahem, the latter is before I presented Ms. Garzino with our 1st Editilla's Civil Engineering Brass Balls Award, and Harry with an honorary pair for his place as a linchpin for getting our story straight, getting the Accurate Narrative to a national audience and keeping it there clearly.

Limbaugh’s clownish guess at Katrina costs no laughing matter
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

Statistics Are The Enemy of The Status Quo~Cliff's Crib

BP protest organizers undaunted by low turnout
~John DeSantis
~SCHRIEVER — Grilling sausage and rib aromas wafted on a steady breeze, past parade-style barricades and over a wide alligator-inhabited ditch. Bright white tenting and a DJ’s gospel music added to perceptions of a church picnic rather than a promised protest.

New Orleans Tennessee Williams Festival kicks off with world-premiere and gala

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Big Media Operates in a “Culture of Impunity” says Harry Shearer
~At left~Sandy Rosenthal "standing the colors" at the National Press Club Luncheon, Washington DC.
~Editilla Goes To Washington

~Given that Harry's NPC Luncheon was the root of the entire reason I came to DC, we were also Blessed to catch The Big Uneasy with Harry and Engineer Maria Garzino doing Q & A! Not only that buuuut at the end we presented our 1st ever Editilla's Civil Engineering Brass Balls Award to Ms. Garzino for her role in the movie: Standing Up to the Corps of Engineers regarding worthless pumps they installed in New Orleans' 3 outfall canals after they flooded the city 8/29/05 -and thus suffering professional recriminations. It could be argued that Matt McBride, or Bob Bea should have gotten the 1st Award, but this is how the voting shook out in Editilla's excited mind. Aaaand we gonna get them boyz anyway don't'cha know.
To see the smile on Maria Garzino's face when she held up her Balls made this entire trip to our nation's Capital worthwhile for me. We will award more of these Brass Balls to Engineers, probably during the next Flood Anniversary.
Though not an Engineer, (and doesn't even play one on TV;) Harry Shearer also received his own pair of Brass Balls from Editilla ---in honor of his place as a linchpin in the entire narrative of our Kafkatrina Federal Flood Crime. His work on The Big Uneasy alone says indisputably that We Won't Back Down Don't Know How!
A Charter Member, advisor and supporter to and his relentless coverage of New Orleans' Flood on his Huffington Post blog have put Harry on the front lines of this Battle of New Orleans' Narrative.
Harry is my personal Herolero, on many levels, and an integral influence on the development of Your New Orleans Ladder.

Army Corps of Engineers' mission questioned by some House Republicans
~Bruce Alpert

US Army Corps of Engineers to inspect Miss. River levees twice a week because of rising water

New Orleans neighborhoods without grocers targeted by $14 million program

Louisiana pols fiddle with facts while Japan’s reactors burn
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

Regents support SUNO, UNO union ~Jordan Bloom

New Orleans police vs. the Krewe of Eris was no Clash of the Titans
~James Gill

I’m the Engineer DING DING DING DING DING! ~slabbed

Crabbers distressed by what they're harvesting~John DeSantis

Well Ken, I suppose congratulations are in order?~Disenfranchised Citizen

Sen. Boxer promises quick action on bill to give Gulf states bulk of BP fines

Prepared to do a heckuva job
~Library Chronicles

Monday, March 14, 2011

Actor Harry Shearer Remarks on the State of Journalism ~C-Span
~Editilla Crowtellas~ We really enjoyed our Big Herolero Harry Shearer's remarks today, thrilled as well to be in the Club of Journalists. There they were, all walking about out in the open. Harry didn't pick on them as I'd hoped, but he did deliver a stinging rebuke to profit driven editorship. I'm always impressed with how smart and quick Harry is, a mind like a steel trap. We got to meet him too and he is Very Gracious as well. Thanks Harry fo'watchin our back!
Harry Shearer of ‘Simpsons’ visits D.C. to screen post-Federal Flood of New Orleans film
~Washington Post

~ReTweet @ the Pun~Today I will have lunch with @ and then maybe the Air & Space Museum

City of Lafitte aims to sue U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

FEMA taking another look at Lafourche levees

Endangered plants flourish at Nicholls State University Farm outside Thibodaux

TLC for the After-Mardi Gras Spirit ~NOLAFemmes

You Say Tagalongs. I Say Peanut Butter Patties~Blackened Out

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-bound Dr. John is a lifelong rambler looking for redemption~Keith Spera
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