Friday, July 15, 2011

A year after flow of oil from BP spill ended, 'normal' drilling operations are hard to define

BP Oil Still Washing Ashore One Year After Spill ~Bloomberg~Hat Tweet

Judge tosses RICO claims against BP for oil spill
~Editilla Rotellas~The Wheels of Justice are greased with the blood of Louisiana, as slowly, inexorably rolls our Courts into line.

BP Spill Stopped One Year Ago Today - 5,000 Spills Since Then ~SkyTruth

New Madrid Earthquake Exercise Series ~Amy Wold

Here comes the hand squeeze, Senator: Corps short of flood funds

~Hat Tweet ~RT @Waterkeeper~Moving on to the Senate to defeat this dirty water bill. Round two, here we come. Lock and load, :

Jus'sayin... it's one thing to learn how to fly.
~In this astronaut photograph, the Space Shuttle Atlantis approaches the International Space Station for docking for the last time on July 10, 2011. Part of a Russian Progress spacecraft, also docked to the station, pokes into the upper foreground. Beneath them all lie the teal-colored shallows around the Bahamas.

Spread of rabies is the new scare from Louisiana coyotes ~WWL

Gretna to begin ticketing trains that block public streets

~Government Grants to Rock
~Library Chronicles

~Hat Tweet~Clint Eastwood's son to start directing TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3-D this week in La. Good morning!

Thoughts on a New Orleans Summer
~Invade NOLA

Let culture buffs fund the arts – not govt. bureaucrats~Kevin Kane

Tales of the Cocktail keeps revelry rolling with five days of seminars, tastings and late-night parties
~Toast To Tales honors New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society Sazerac Seal of Approval Winners. Sazerac Seal of Approval Honorees to be Recognized on Wednesday, July 20th at the 2011 Tales of the Cocktail®

Tales of the Cocktail Plus Trivia ~Blackened Out

Beer For Chicks....Finally
~The Beer Buddha

13 Chefs to Compete in the 2011 Great American Seafood Cook-Off

Chef John Besh’s Soda Shop Grand Opening at National WWII Museum Sunday~Colleen Rush

Joy Theatre purchased by NOLA Theatre District

Zeitgeist's 'Southern Pop Surrealism' Brings Outsider Art Movement to N.O.

Femme Fatale Friday: Lindsay Rae Spurlock ~NOLAFemmes

~Hat Tweet ~CREOLE STRING BEANS & LOS POBOYCITOS tonight 9:30pm Stop first for a fried bread pudding poboy

Trombone Shorty: For True ~offBeat

RIP Big Chief Lionel Delpit
~Big Red Cotton, Gambit

~Also~ from the Times-Picayune~Lionel Delpit, big chief of the Black Feather Mardi Gras Indian tribe, whose intensely emotional singing voice and smooth footwork could transfix even the most boisterous crowd, died Sunday of heart failure at Tulane Medical Center. He was 54.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Orleans to share Bloomberg grant of $24 million to mayors for innovation

Rent is falling in the metro area

Canal Street high-rise developer strikes out again with preservation panel

LSU Shame on You!

Harry Shearer’s Hurricane Katrina Doc to Hit VOD in August

LSEA an engine for business development? Sure, if you don’t mind driving it out of state
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

“Hot Coffee,” The Story of Colin Gourley, and Why Steve Coco Should Apologize or Resign ~Cenlamar

Hung Jury: Molestin’ Jerry “Captain Jay” Dantin gets a mistrial ~Slabbed

Final Morganza gate closed, levees stable ~Reveille

Coastal restoration master plan to be overhauled with aid of complex computer models
~Mark Schleifstein

Shrimpers dispute findings on turtle deaths

5 Ways Louisiana Is Saving the Oyster

River turbine working

TypeCon 2011 Recap (with Pictures)
~Invade Nola

Le 14 Julliet~Blackened Out

Who Do You Love?

I walked 47 miles of barbed wire,
I Used a cobra snake for a neck tie.
I Got a brand new house on the roadside,
Made from rattlesnake hide.
I got a brand new chimney made on top,
Made out of a human skull.
Now come take a little walk with me Aarline, tell me Who do you love.
Who do you love? Who do you love? Who do you love? Who do you love?

I got a tombstone hand and a graveyard mind,
just 22 and I don't mind dying.
Who do you love? Who do you love? Who do you love? Who do you love?

I rode loud on the town. used a rattlesnake whip.
Take it easy, Arlene, don't give me no lip.

Who do you love? Who do you love? Who do you love? Who do you love?

The night was dark when the sky was blue,
Down the alley an ice wagon flew.
It hit a bump and somebody screamed,
You should have heard just what I seen.
Who do you love? Who do you love? Who do you love? Who do you love?

Arlene took me by the hand,
She says oooh weeeh Bo you know I understand.
Who do you love? Who do you love? Who do you love? Who do you love?
~Bo Diddly

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Interview with Ivor van Heerden on his Whistleblower suit against LSU
~Sandy Rosenthal, Huffington Post

~As reported by the Associated Press, U.S. District Judge James J. Brady ruled on July 7 that Ivor van Heerden's whistleblower claims against Louisiana State University (SLU) can move forward. Since the AP story by Cain Burdeau was a tad short on details, we interviewed Dr. van Heerden, co-founder of the now-closed LSU Hurricane Center, for this exclusive report.
BP oil spill fund administrator sued by Mississippi attorney general
~Also~ BP grant to help keep Baton Rouge Superfest

Poor Feinberg: BP speaks, Jim Hood sues, and toxic bathtub rings, uh…ring
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Terrebonne Levee District to begin work on wetlands project

Public meetings scheduled to discuss draft report on the LCA Barataria Basin Barrier

Jefferson Parish denies conspiracy with River Birch

Justice panel squawks about ‘rubber stamp’ role on agency funding; Carter vows reform~Matt Davis, The Lens

~Hat Tweet Karen Gadbois~Today at the opponents vs proponents square off meeting starts at 10

~Hat Tweet uǝןɐʞ~The proposal for 1031 Canal St. @ 211' will put "looming industrial ugly" at a corner of the French Quarter!

Your City. Your Money. Who Decides? Budget Breakdown Today

Sustainability Series - Innovative Thoughts on Affordable Sustainable Design & Communities
~AIA New Orleans
~Hat Tweet

Federal government takes state to court over voter registration dispute

Hump Day Mug Shot Blues ~Slabbed

~Editilla Hommeyellas out to SOP and NODOUCIT!

Louisiana’s Bicentennial should be a call for help, not just boosterism ~LaCoastPost

Solar industry, ‘green’ jobs growing in region~Skip Descant~Also~Louisiana ranks 30th in clean economy jobs in the nation

Joffrion Mitts, Represents New Orleans at the HTE Chi Machine Conference

Summer Interview Series (Part Two): Michael D. Smith ~CenLamar
~Editilla Hotellas~Michael D. Smith is one of the founding members and the former President of the New Orleans Food Cooperative, which is preparing to open a community- owned grocery store in an underserved area --mere blocks from Editilla's new old home in the Bywater! I have corresponded with Mr. Smith who, as Lamar's interview illuminates, is one of the brightest people you could meet and a real asset to our growing sense of community since The Flood.

A Louisiana summer~Wendy Rodrigue

~Hat Tweet ReX Dingler~LOVE WILL WIN

to New Orleans: You are bad at dressing well~Gambit
~Editilla Q'tellas~ Yeah, but we've got the Best Dressed Poboys!

Beer Drinking Style~The Beer Buddha

Hyper-Linked: Herbsaint
~He Said/She Said NOLA

Winesday Special: Cooking With Wine
~Blackened Out

New Yorkers second-line to celebrate the life of d.b.a owner Ray Deter

Hugh Laurie will headline a PBS 'Celebration of New Orleans Blues'

Jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos to celebrate 100th birthday this weekend
~Keith Spera
~Hat Tweet

10th Ward Buck's Definition of Bounce ~NOLA DEFENDER

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ivor van Heerden whistleblower lawsuit against LSU's wrongful firing to move forward, says Judge

Harry Shearer Uneasy With Corps in New Katrina Flood Film
~Charles Karel Bouley

~Hat Tweet @LeveesOrg
~At Right: Harry Shearer speaks at the dedication of the La. State Historical Marker commemorating the 17th Street Canal Breach. The bottom line is the levees failed the people of New Orleans during the storm and the Army Corps of Engineers failed them years prior.
The Corps, which is immune to prosecution for any negligence brought by flood projects they built thanks to Congress, knew, or should have known that building these levees on substandard soil would lead to catastrophic failure. They should have known that the useless and costly Mr. Go (Mississippi River-Golf Outlet) had a funnel effect that would push water in to the city.
In fact, their total oblivion to the facts was ruled "gross negligence" by a federal court judge in a subsequent lawsuit; but they don't seem to care.
Senators to meet over future of Corps management of Missouri River

Parish OEP Director receives top state award ~Weekly Citizen~Gonzales, La. — Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Rick Webre recently received the President’s Award 2011, which is the highest award given by the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA).

Shucking Oysters Takes Skill, Strength

City Park Fishing Pier - Grass Planting and Maintenance, Sat. July 16th
~Watershed NOLA

Lake Charles company invests in alga

New federal policy aims to expand U.S. fish farming in coastal waters

Gov. Jindal to announce state projects for BP damage assessment money
~Mark Schleifstein

Probe leaves questions about blowout preventer~Fuel Fix

Invisible~Library Chronicles

Summer Interview Series (Part One): Zack Kopplin ~CenLamar

The Art of the Jailhouse Tattoo
~Dege Legg on the ins and outs of getting inked in the clink ~Gambit

~"Rio Grande", acrylic on canvas, 24 x 48"~Polly Jackson

Fundraising for La.'s 2nd bicentennial in a decade

~Hat Tweet Transport for NOLA~HUD "Strong Cities, Strong Communities" pilot to include , transpo. :. What will this mean?

Review: Mayas Restaurant & Bar
~Ian McNulty on the Latin-American flavors at this Magazine Street spot

2011 San Fermin en Nueva Orleans!

What’s New at Tales of the Cocktail
~Colleen Rush,

Checkpoint Charlie’s, The Music Box and DIY Choices
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Does 'Treme' Hate Modern Jazz?
~ Will Layman, PopMatters

~ Hat Tweet ~Today's Events: Steve Earle comes back from the dead at , Paul Sanchez & Swing dance classes on