Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Invest 90L
~90L has moved west overnight and looks ripe to develop today. While the upper level circulation (500 mb) is very much displaced, the lower level circulation looks strong and coherent through the system's mid-levels (850 and 700 mb). Thunderstorm activity continues to organize, and it appears that a surface circulation is developing. Moisture remains high in the system (around 4.5 g/kg specific humidity) and wind shear should be somewhat favorable as it crosses through the Gulf of Mexico. In terms of track, the statistical models have generally been favoring a Brownsville landfall scenario, but the dynamical models have been inching north over the past day or so. The HWRF is in line with the ECMWF deterministic today, with landfall near Corpus Christi.

Overmedicating young inmates called chemical restraint
~Matt Davis, The Lens

All that lovely money makes us bad and rare~Library Chronicles

Even a pedophile doesn’t enjoy this kind of ball squeeze: A molestin’ Jerry “Captain Jay” Dantin update ~Slabbed

Recusal policy sheds light on ties between oil industry and government

Edwin Edwards' wedding to be performed by LA Supreme Court Chief Justice

~Hat Tweet ~Congratulations! RT It's Grand Opening day & we're fired up! was on

'The New Atlantis' chronicles N.O. musicians' struggle to keep culture afloat after Federal Flood of '05
~Allison Fensterstock

New Orleans Hip-Hop Pioneer Tim Smooth Dead at 39

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Concern remains over Corps levees filled with trash, construction debris

E-mails show Corps of Engineers ignored flood warnings
~Ah, those pesky emails! <~Hat tip to Sandy Rosenthal at

Gulf Coast claimants want Special Master for Ken Feinberg

Is BP’s Macondo Well Site Still Leaking? Fresh Oil on the Gulf Raises Concerns and Haunting Memories
~Stuart Smith

National Call-In Day for a Healthy Gulf
~Gulf Restoration Network

Tomorrow Treasurer Kennedy Invites Public Comment on the UMC

NOPD approach to lesser crimes questioned by those focusing on murder rate

Two Eris Parade arrestees ask for “vague” charges against them to be quashed~Matt Davis, The Lens

~Hat Tweet BywaterNeighborAssoc~Meeting tonight re: the Colton School building Recovery School District Superintendent John White will be hosting...

Projects compete for funds as final capital outlay list to be ready in October

I’m getting stupid loose~moosedenied

~A sailboat heads toward New Orleans as a rainbow appears over Lake Pontchartrain Saturday evening as a pop up shower passes northeast of New Orleans July 23, 2011. Photo by David Grunfeld, Times-Picayune

Happy Anniversary Calliope Street!

Introducing: Abita Beer In Cans!

Tales of the Cocktail Wrap: Boozy Awards, Ron Jeremy Sightings, and Major Headaches~Todd A. Price

Pontchartrain Pete: the Embittering Ends

Do Wild-Caught Louisiana Shrimp Taste Better?

Cream Cheese Pecan Pie by Tee Eva’s Old Fashion Pralines And Pies

Summer to Fall Transition
~Slow South Style

10 Essential Delta Blues – My Black Mama~Robert Frost's Banjo

Exhibit Spotlights Mardi Gras Indians

Thirteenth Annual Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Memorial, Induction and Awards Ceremony~Humid Beings

Open Ears Music Series brings new sounds to Frenchmen Street
~Chris Waddington

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Excerpts of Corps of Engineers email traffic shows Corps officials as clueless bullshitters in MO River flooding

Levees: Gov't repeating a mistake
~Clarion Ledger

~Recall that New Orleans should have been spared Katrina damage, since the brunt of the Aug. 29, 2005, storm hit Mississippi. Instead, the nation watched in horror as flooding killed more than 1,500 people from 53 different levee breaches in greater New Orleans, submerging 80 percent of the city. What happens when the Mississippi River floods next spring?
Are farmers, businesses and homeowners left only to cross their fingers when the waters rise? Didn't anyone learn any lessons from Katrina? Lack of repair and maintenance is a deadly gamble.

Towing vessel industry bracing for new inspection program by the Coast Guard
~Also~Boat collisions increasing as MRGO closure forces vessels into narrow, winding canals

Bayou residents escape flooding for higher ground

Blanco: Stop the carnage

Deke: We GOT Pro Football...& Players were right to take their time!

The Most Irresponsible Post I’ll Ever Write…on the Debt Ceiling
~Disenfranchised Citizen

What I Would Do To Solve The Budget Crisis~Cliff's Crib

Elly May Clampett Sues Barbie!

Summer Interview Series (Part Five): T.K. Tieu~Cenlamar

What Does a Pie to the Face Really Mean?~On the Media, NPR

"Queen of Burlesque" Dita Von Teese shimmies into NOLA for book signing

You Sent Me Flying: Amy Winehouse 1983-2011~He Said/She Said NOLA