Saturday, December 10, 2011
Arguments against sending Clean Water Act fines to Gulf states have holes in them
Coastal restoration projects move forward
Local officials say erosion far outpaces efforts to battle it ~Nikki Buskey
Salt Water Intrusion Threatens Crawfish Farmers
Latinos Get Little Thanks For Rebuilding New Orleans ~Richard Gonzales
Coconut Beach eyes Kenner, begins to move out of West End ~WWL
Video from New Orleans, Part 1:
Epic Vibrations at The Music Box
~TODAY~3rd "opening" performance across the street from Editilla's House of Piety!
St Joe Lofts: Where Artists Live and Work
~Brooke Larson, Invade Nola
The misfit krewes of Mardi Gras ~NewOrleans.com
'Treme' co-creator says Coco Robicheaux was a New Orleans original and a TV natural
Friday, December 9, 2011
On today's episode of The Lens Ate My Comment~Library Chronicles
Study of elevated I-10 over Claiborne to get underway; demolition being considered
~Ariella Cohen, The Lens
Reader reactions to The New York Times story on the New Orleans murder rate
~Kevin Allman, Gambit
State and Corps take one step for coast, hurricane protection
Corps proposes additional work to WB levees
~The Plaquemines Gazette
1965: Hurricane Betsy smashes ashore near New Orleans
Ring worth $160,000 recovered after theft from Walnut Street ~Uptown Messenger
New Orleans Market A Challenge for Big Pharma Sales
Keeping em’ outta court...
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, New Orleans Style ~He Said/She Said NOLA
Bonfires on da levee
5th Annual New Orleans Middle East Film Festival Gets Rolling This Weekend~Invade Nola
~Hat Tweet @nola_craftmafia NOLA Craft Mafia~At the Ogden tonight "Haute and Handmade: A Showcase of Southern Contemporary Couture" w/ NOCM member Bayou Salvage. 7-9pm, 925 Camp Street
~Thanks~ Leveeland Creations!
Booty: Dressing Down Pirate Style
~Pauline's Pirates and Privateers
Music, gumbo and a holiday bazaar in Treme
Thursday, December 8, 2011
~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
~Hat Tweet @Editilla the Pun~GREAT GOOGLY'MOOGLIES!
$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~@Official_Saints New Orleans Saints~Brees' Weekly Press Conference Video - bit.ly/DBV127 Quotes - bit.ly/DBQ127
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~@bugeyedguide Bugeyed Lindsay~Sandwich World on
Cream of Redfish Soup
GW Fins~Blackened Out
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Find a way to treat horses humanely
NAMBLA opens a chapter in Ocean Springs: Tater Nut’s legal troubles getting worse ~Slabbed
Fitch Affirms New Orleans, LA GOs at 'A-'; Outlook Stable
U.S. Senate passes extension of flood insurance program through May
Billion-dollar weather disasters smash U.S. record
Halliburton responds to accusation: “BP’s just pissed they didn’t think of it first…”
BP cited for additional oil spill offenses
Corps of Engineers shutting down levee repair work at Birds Point
1963: As space race heats up, NASA moves into Slidell
New Orleans Writers Institute at the Arts Council Presents Local Authors Booksigning
Roast beef po-boys are not what Domilise's and Parkway Bakery do best
Homage to Catalonia ~Blackened Out
Satsuma Café: A Love Story
The joke is on me thanks to the New Movement Theater~Slow Southern Style
New Orleans recording legend Cosimo Matassa to join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
~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~ Levees.org
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 @CafeGiovanni Duke LoCicero~See Chef Duke's easy homemade
Scenes from the East and WestBank parades
~Big Red Cotton, Gambit
Monday, December 5, 2011
Criminal District Court Judge Calvin Johnson would like a word ~Slabbed
Churchill Downs increases annual dividend
Oil-spill cleanup at Fourchon Beach draws fire ~Robert Zullo
BP: Halliburton Destroyed Evidence in Gulf Spill Case
Corps of Engineers warns of more river flooding in Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway that they blew up last year
Xmas Web exclusives at Leveeland Creations...
A Guide to Group Dining~Blackened Out
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Occupy Fowl Street or Vote For The Punter, It's Important~Library Chronicles
Even in Austria, David Duke is embarrassing ~James Gill
Black Sabbath dawns — yep, your father’s Black Sabbath!~Mark Moseley, The Lens
Missouri Gov. Nixon asks feds to reinstate levee booted from repair program