Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mardi Gras 2012 Parade Schedules!
~Editilla Stomp'a'rellas~Never to soon to Rock'N'Roll!
~Krewe du View rolls the weekend of my Birfday -again! That's one of the reasons why I've always loved Mardi Gras, to wit: the holiday often falls on or near Valentines --and we've always hated Valentines!
Gentle'rillas can also follow Big Red Cotton on twitter, and over at Gambit, for all the 2nd Line Parades and Brass Band Goins'Ons.

WHOOOOZAH! $1,300 just for 'cheap seats' for LSU vs. 'Bama ~WWL
$1,300 just for 'cheap seats'! Who's buying? 31%: Louisiana fans, 24%: Alabama fans and 35%: women with nude pics of Honey Badger

~Hat Tweet~ New Orleans Saints~Brees' Weekly Press Conference Video - Quotes -

At This Point Just Teach The Kids
~Cliff's Crib
~I haven’t spoken about this issue for awhile but every now and then a reality check is needed. I would like to tell all my local friends that no one really wants you to run your own schools. New Orleans is now the proving ground for any charter program looking to show its value and we made it that way with years of failure and neglect.
We have no one to blame but ourselves.

So you think Mitt’s got it sewed up? Get ready for GOP seams to rip
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

New Orleans Struggles to Stem Homicides ~Campbell Robertson, NYT

Here is what happens when a clown is reelected: State Farm sticks it to Louisiana Policyholders ~Slabbed

Louisiana insurance policyholders leave nearly $270 million in rebates unclaimed

BP oil spill fines may not flow easily to Gulf Coast states~Bruce Alpert~The toughest criticism of the bill, which could generate billions of dollars for the Gulf states, came from Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, an influential subcommittee chairman. Gibbs said, the federal government already has spent billions of dollars on flood control after Hurricane Katrina, particularly in New Orleans, and the area already receives a share of royalty payments for off-shore drilling.
When he testified, Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, "corrected the record," saying Gulf states won't begin to get serious revenue sharing from offshore development until 2017, and that percentage won't be 50 percent, as Gibbs said, but 37.5 percent. Others said that the high cost of flood-control efforts were because of the failure of federally built levees, which caused most of the post-Katrina flooding.

Group hopes to rebuild Barataria islands for birds

Environmental group sues to keep trees along levee ~An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a bid to protect hundreds of old trees lining an earthen levee and popular public trail in Coeur d'Alene.

Nutria Rodeo Numbers Are In!

I’m a Member of the Krewe of Cos
~Jan V. Ramsey, offBEAT

Make Jimmy Graham Crackers to sweeten up your next Saints party~Judy Walker

Eating Locally — Still Good
~Jill Richardson, Gambit

~Hat Tweet~ Bugeyed Lindsay~Sandwich World on : Sandwich World! Like no other. The menu is endless with poboys, salads, gumbos, and daily l..

Cream of Redfish Soup

GW Fins~Blackened Out

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Judge Overturns Occupy NOLA Eviction
Occupy NOLA: not with a bang, but a whimper
~Photo by John McCusker / The Times-Picayune. An evicted Occupy NOLA protester watches from Gravier Street as the police clear Duncan Plaza. New Orleans Police cleared out the Occupy NOLA encampment across Perdido Street from City Hall. There was one arrest Tuesday, December 6, 2011.
~Although police in body armor and helmets were on a side street, out of sight of the encampment, the officers moving through the park before sunup Tuesday were in regular uniforms with holstered sidearms. One had a bullhorn and was ordering the park's occupants to clear out. Once the occupants were out, trash trucks moved in to start clearing debris. Protester Verrick Bills of New Orleans said there was no violence or undue force used by police in the eviction. "They have been very polite, very nice," Bills said.

Strap on your boots tight and you might be alright ~moosedenied
~It's times like these when I wish this here little pissant blog had more than about a half-dozen readers. Because we'd have three whole weeks to get ourselves organized and get a "Raise the flag! Raise the flag! Raise the flag!" chant going during Dec 26th's game against Atlanta in the… wait for it, wait for it… Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Now New Orleans Saints just need to take their winning streak on the road

Sen. David Vitter asks for 'comprehensive' audit of Corps of Engineers~Bruce Alpert

Between the Lines in Corps' Trinity River Enviromental Assessment: Don't Blame Us ~Jim Schutze ~Hat Tip~

This weeks Politics With A Punch!

Mikko, Actor, Comedian and Playwright

Chris Rose, Author, Columnist, Commentator, Fox-8 TV

Sid From Gentilly, Legendary Talk Show Caller

John Slade, Radio Talk Show Host, WBOK 1230 AM

Vince Vance, New Orleans Original & Musical Genius

Robyn Walensky, Anchor/Reporter for Glenn Beck Radio Show

New Orleans History: Our Lady of Prompt Succor ~George Gurtner

Garden District Book Shop hosts an appearance by author David Sedaris

LiaMolly designer to open small knitting factory in New Orleans

Calling all captains: submit your Carnival Ball information

Heaux heaux heaux: It's the Running of the Santas ~Kevin Allman

Speaking Our Language: Patois
~He Said/She Said NOLA

Revving up the Reveillon~Ian McNulty

~Hat Tweet Duke LoCicero~See Chef Duke's easy homemade sauce & Voodoo Shrimp & Grits video -

Scenes from the East and WestBank parades
~Big Red Cotton, Gambit