Thursday, January 26, 2012

Yeah...this makes perfect sense...
~American Zombie

...because the arena kind of looks like a toilet anyway?~Louisiana seafood marketing group says it may buy naming rights to New Orleans Arena.
Ohhhhhhh....yeah....I know....that was really nasty. But you know what? I'm not going to back off until these morons realize they have a serious fucking problem instead of taking BP's hush cash and spending it on stupid shit like this. This is a slap in the face to all the sick men, women and children along the Gulf Coast.
If the Louisiana Seafood Marketing Group is going to spend that amount of money on buying naming rights to the New Orleans Arena....I think we should change the Hornets mascot to the "dead dolphins". That picture above (taken on Grand Isle....last week (by Mac Mackenzie) should be plastered across the front of the arena.

BP: Cleanup, restoration and data-tampering lawsuits…
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale plans fail to impress industry critics

~Hat Tweet the Pun~ Scientific American hahahaha! Dayum! You folks still think Katrina flooded New Orleans? cc-

Corps of Engineers facing a late start on independent levee review: An editorial
~Editilla pops a blood vessel all over the Times-Picayune~
That at right btw is Your newspaper embedded literally in an Exquisite Corps funereal floodwall.
You guys are a real piece of work down here at the T-P Editorial office.
Y'all remember that one? I mean really, you don't seem to remember Shilla Grissetts milktoast reportage on the levee debris later either.
You further insult us with this "editorial" on the Corps forming their own "Independent Levee Investigation"? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I cannot accurately describe my abject horror at your Alligator Tears.
Remember when this all started. I remember how Sandy Rosenthal asked 1 simple question: "If we allow the Corps to investigate itself, what do you think they'll find?" And thus was born the movement to establish an 8/29 Independent Levee Review. You can find all this on the website.
Since then, we've had to deal with untold heinous astroturf trollers on these very pages, in addition to battling the T-P to just stop calling it Katrina --let alone for y'all to do any valid reporting on the Corps total domination of our flood control recovery. At every step of the way, the T-P dropped the ball. In fact, y'all accepted over $100,000 in Ad Revenue from the Corps Succubus PR Mavens at Optimal Process Partners ---and laughed at us for caring enough to call you on it thank you very much! So we will get what we deserve from the Corps of Engineers, and we will not like it.
Tiger Team My Ass.

Damage from 2011 floods could mean worse in 2012

The Lens & University of Oxford to launch #trailertrack search through the Southeast

Tonight: Sewage & Water Board to Hold Public Hearing on Rate Doubling
~Editilla Brotellas~ Seriously, everyone should attend these meetings, if anything just to show S&WB that we are not going to take this Corps Extortion.

Fitch Affirms New Orleans, LA Sewerage & Water Board Bonds; Outlook Stable

~Hat Tweet ~In sweeping reform, Landrieu appends the suffix "stat" to regular city functions

New Orleans Residents Want National Guard Help

They left the one legged crack whore outta the story ~Slabbed

Former Senator and Son No Longer Lobby for New Orleans Suburb

Jindal unveils pension plans
~Marsha Schuler

St. Charles Parish west bank levee omitted from state's coastal restoration plan
~Matt Scallon

Swampy fires festering on New Orleans' edge may take months to lay low

14 billion-dollar weather disasters for the U.S. in 2011~Dr. Jeff Master's Wunderblog

New USDA plant zone map reflects warmer temperatures in south Louisiana

Brad Pitt to attend 'Make It Right' gala~WWL

5 spring festivals you can’t miss

~With many popular festivals stretching from March through May, here are several well-known ones that dot Terrebonne and Lafourche on a yearly basis.

Carousel Bar grand re-opening, new restaurant to open in Hotel Monteleone
~Colleen Rush, New

Delachaisin!~Blackened Out

J'Anita's Closes After 5 Years, 3 Moves

Big Freedia Brought The Booty-Shakin’ To ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Last Night~Cajun Boy
~What’s the over/under on how many workplace water-cooler conversations today are going to start with, “Did you see Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night?” and end with “WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!” It’d have to be pretty high, I think.
After being birthed in ramshackle bars in the seventh ward and Bywater areas of New Orleans, Big Freedia was presented to America last night on a big stage, and it will never be the same.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is No. 1 most powerful athlete
Master plan forgets bayou communities, residents say ~Daily Comet

A lesson in spin…oil spills and states of unions~Disenfranchised Citizen

Big fish in BP claims reel in suckers
~James Gill

Governor Bobby Jindal throws deep on education ~John Maginnis

Hump Day Slabbin

~Hat Tweet @fofalex ~How is NOLA tied with NYC in the rating for "Public Transportation and Pedestrian Friendliness"?!?

Willamette River once again on the rise

Happy Birthday, Saints-Picayune – and sundry other random thoughts
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

Interrogative Scenes, Facing the Stage: An Editorial
Zimmern and Tooker Team Up To Battle Fast Food Fueled Aliens~Blackened Out

Putting Down Roots? Dominique’s Tamarind ~He Said/She Said NOLA

Ah Say! Ah Say! Chickens!
~Mah chickens from Polly Jackson for Editilla's House of Piety @right.
~Woodcut by Micah~
One fine day we gonna move into this house ready or not, hopefully this summer. It's gonna be rough, still gutted, little plumbing, serious carpentry... but we gonna roll wit it even if we gotta sleep in a bag and shit in a bucket... and if all goes well, we may even have ourselves a farm and some CHICKENS! Sinn Féin, Nola, Sinn Féin!

~Blondy~12"X12", Acrylic

~Lola~15"X15, Acrylic

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Slab City

Fishers say coastal master plan could destroy their livelihoods~Mark Schleifstein

2011: New hurricane protection system is built ~Comment from Sandy Rosenthal: We are pleased that this article used no "Katrina shorthand" and attributed the catastrophic flooding of regional New Orleans to the failure of the hurricane protection system that Congress ordered the Corps of Engineers to build in 1965. We are also pleased that the article includes no "yeah buts." In other words, the article does not include unsupported statements by senior corps officials in 2006 and 2007 that blame should go to the victims of the flooding. We have addressed this "blame the victim' strategy in a recent blog post on

Slabbed explores former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard’s business activities in Nova Scotia Part 2: You own 100% of 2% of nothing.

2 people killed when vehicle is hit by train in Kenner

BP denies Gulfport’s damages claim

Shaw Group will help manage troubled Louisiana home elevation effort
~David Hammer

Blight or Might?~Charolette, NOLAFemmes

FalseState seeks rate hikes

Vietnamese market yields delicacies, recipes and memories

Some supplement income with rodent control

Five marvelous meatballs~Gambit

"Rock and Bowl in New Orleans"

Jazz Fest Lands 'The Boss' For 2012 Edition
~Also~Jazz Fest releases daily schedule

Monday, January 23, 2012

Proposed Sewerage & Water Board rate doubling gets public discussion~The proposal, which includes rate increases starting in July for water and sewer services, also calls for implementation beginning next year of a monthly parcel fee to support the city's colossal drainage system, including new pump stations at the 17th Street, London Avenue and Orleans Avenue canals and a massive flood gate on the West Bank.
His deputy for infrastructure, Cedric Grant, in a prepared statement Friday ticked off a long list of federal funding sources that the administration says it has helped secure to bolster the S&WB's coffers. However, the income largely already has been factored into water board officials' accounting in the revenue proposal.
A notable exception is Grant's assertion that the federal government -- not the S&WB -- should pick up the tab for overseeing the three new outfall canal pump stations and the West Bank facility. "We are working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the payment of operating and maintenance costs for the future permanent pump stations, which at approximately $16 million annually, represents a cost we believe is the federal government's obligation," he said.
~Editilla Hotellas~
Well, at least their being sorta honest about it!
But Dayum! Now the annual maintenance costs on those heinous pumps has gone from $10Million to $16,000,000/yr?
I mean goddamnit! This the Big Reason it is So Important to Know Why New Orleans Flooded! The fickn gat'damn Corps should pay for their ass hat bad engineering!
Jesus fork me with a spoon! Grrrrrrr
Clowns to the left us, jokers to the right. Here we are...

Blueprint for Louisiana Coast on view today at UNO ~Sandy Rosenthal,

Go home and think about wetlands
~Library Chronicles

African-American cemeteries plowed over for spillway now recognized as historic

Misunderestimating the BP Oil Spill
~John McQuaid, Forbes

~Hat Tweet New Orleans Saints~Follow the Saints on :

New Orleans recreation program hiring process raises eyebrows~Franks Donz

Feeling blue that Aaron Broussard shook you down for money to build vacation hotels and lodges overseas? ~Slabbed

Jarrett Lee, T-Bob Hebert are Krewe of Zeus grand marshals for Mardi Gras parade

Carnival tune-up fundraisers~Gambit

Little Free Library movement fosters reading, sense of community

Maurepas Foods Opens, New Bywater Restaurant Features Farm-Fresh Ingredients~NOLA DEFENDER

The Best Little Mexican Joint in Lakeview ~Blackened Out

Pour Some Sugar on Me: 2012 King Cake Death Match, February 2nd
~He Said/She Said NOLA

Papa Grows Funk release "Needle In The Groove" March 27~The Grateful Web

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Public meetings over Sewerage and Water Board rate doubling plan
~Editilla Reminderellas~ I saw Arnie Feilkow, S&WB and the Corps Head Rauncho-du-juor Commandant Sinkler discussing this very issue while still in the early stages of the Option 1 v Option 2 Pumps presentations in Council in 2009.

~PR PORN HORSE'POCKEY ALERT! You have to get past a slick, exxxpensive half-hour fluff flick done by Corps/OPP about their enormous erection --paid for by we the taxpayers. The actual bidness starts at around 30:28.
One of the biggest issues was the Maintenance costs on these hideous ill-conceived and inoperable pumps for Option 1: $10,000,000/yr for the next 10yrs that the City/Orleans Parish would HAVE TO PAY. Feilkow pointed out the Considerable increase in millages and other rates across the board if the parish were to pay-up on this forced Corps Mandated shell game. The Corps lackey bastard of course didn't have enough information (as is the way of Sophisticated Gang Behavior) and was able to have the question delayed. Now we have the technologically inferior Option 1 pumps at a grotesquely extorted price. Editilla screamed and holla'd, we bitched and moaned... but no one seemed to grok the Fact that We are All now on The Hook for 10M/yr to the Exquisite Corps. Now our S&WB rates are Doubling and that is just the beginning of this jail-house ass punking.

Master plan for coastal restoration gives hope: Bob Marshall
~Also~Louisiana coastal restoration forecast: An editorial
~Photo: Morganza Floodway, by Quinta Scott, from her blog post: Corps of Engineers: A New Floodway on the Lower Mississippi?

Tough Cookies, Transgendered Girl Scout in Colorado causes stir in St. Tammany
~Adrastos, First Draft

Slabbed explores former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard’s business activities in Nova Scotia Part 1: In the deep south ‘reality’ is often a simple illusion.

Tim Whitmer's sweet deal a bad omen for Aaron Broussard: Stephanie Grace

Louisiana's Native American population remains steady

Abundance of natural gas promises to give Louisiana industries a boost

Former Monroe teen writes, illustrates book

Rebirth on the Bayou, Shelter from the Storm ~Judyb, NOLAFemmes

The oyster that got the Cat Island raccoon

Lion dancers prepare for Vietnamese lunar new year celebration in eastern N.O.

Meet the Drewgars! Grand Dames of NOLA gather to support charities of Drew Brees

Dim Sum and Dragons Too~Nola Notes

The Wee Trio to reinvent David Bowie songs at Snug Harbor

7 Accredited Music Schools In New Orleans

Ladies and Men of Unity second line parade 12-4pm! ~Big Red Cotton

George Porter Jr. to be honored with OffBeat magazine’s lifetime achievement award in music

~Hat Tweet ~Good morning! New angel trumpets.

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