Saturday, February 18, 2012

Endymion still may roll Saturday; NOMTOC, Iris move to Sunday, Tucks to Monday
~Flambeaux wait for the Krewe of Hermes parade on Magazine and Napoleon Ave. in New Orleans, Louisiana, Friday, February 17, 2012. Photo: Matthew Hinton
~Krewe of Iris~RESCHEDULED February 19, 2012/10:00 a.m.
Krewe of Tucks~RESCHEDULED February 20, 2012/3:00 p.m.
~Krewe of Endymion~Mid-City 5:30 p.m.

Endymion wraps floats in plastic and positions them inside convention center

LSU, SU bands play for Carnival

Landrieu: $45M in FEMA funds for SE La.

Looking for emergency loan forgiveness for Jefferson Parish

Gulf of Mexico oil spill partial settlement would give Louisiana $13.5 million

BP's minority partner to pay $90 million over oil spill

Coastal program could lose federal money

~Nikki Buskey

The legacy of the megaflood

New Orleans is regaining its tree canopy, and other Signs of Recovery
~New Orleans is recovering its lush tree canopy, thanks to private and public replanting. Parkway Partners planted its 10,000th post-storm tree this month, and Hike for KaTREEna has planted nearly 13,000 trees, mostly crape myrtles and magnolias, since 2007. The St. Charles Avenue Association has planted almost 300 young live oaks in the past five years and will plant its last trees this spring.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Mardi Gras hangover remedies (trust us, you'll need them!)
~At Right: Hugemendous Editilla Crush, Actress and New Orleans native Patrica Clarkson was the honorary Muse as she rides in a giant shoe down St. Charles Avenue at the Muses Parade.
Photo: Chris Granger

~Hat Tweet @Gambit~Latest parade news: Tonight's Uptown parades roll 1/2 hr early (5:30 pm); decision on should come in time for 10 pm news
~@WWL-TV Krewe of Tucks postpones Saturday roll Monday at 3 p.m.

~Today's Parades in and around New Orleans
~DIVA: French Quarter 1:oo p.m.~Mystic Krewe of Hermes: Uptown 5:30 p.m.
~Le Krewe d'Etat: Uptown 6:00 p.m.~Krewe of Morpheus: Uptown 6:30 p.m.

~And Hey Youses Nolafugees, don't forget Parade Cams! WWLTV, (We'll have up on da Ladda, and yous can follow them on Twitter #ParadeCam)

~Parade schedule through Fat Tuesday in Terrebonne, Lafourche

Wookiee Win: Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Gains Units, Plots Longer, Prime Time Trajectory for 2012 Mission

New Orleans chefs celebrate Mardi Gras, parade in Krewe of Lafcadio Saturday

Passing the Torch: An Interview with George LaFargue Jr., the Krewe of Endymion's First African American King

The Technology That Goes Into Making A Parade Float~New Orleans Tech

2012 NFL Free Agents: What Should Saints Do with Drew Brees and Company?
~Bleacher Report

"In hot water, my arse is" - Dark Yoda
~American Zombie

Two barges collide on Miss. River, oil spilled

What Tony Hayward can do with his bonus ~Disenfranchised Citizen

Comedian Jack Spratt, the Petite Playboy
~Big Red Cotton, Gambit

Trombone Shorty, Erykah Badu and Preservation Hall Undergo Re:Generation
~Kellyn Lappinga, offBEAT

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

President's Fiscal 2013 Budget for US Army Corps of Engineers' Civil Works
~Also~President Barack Obama's budget proposal is $3.8 trillion

Canadian Judge Forces American Blog Exposing Louisiana Corruption To Go Dark
~Opinionated Catholic

Slabbed blog is guest blogging here
~Editilla Brotellas~ Slabbed was pretty much the 1st blog to make friends with Editilla and Your New Orleans Ladder. Since then we have collaborated on many things in the blog-o-reamery, most of which I can't tell you about --or I'd hafta kill'ya. But I'm not really a blogger, not standing next to real bloggers like this.
Please pay attention to this miscarriage of justice, where a Canadian court can make an erroneous ruling against Slabbed, and they lose their Free Speech rights right here in the US of A, the fucking birthplace of public free speach.

Saints DE Will Smith - worth it? ~ WWL

It appears that police misbehavior isn't isolated to New Orleans: Jarvis DeBerry

Wednesday crime meeting stacked with public health leaders

LTC still waiting for city payment for Nagin email recovery

Chris Rose: Nagin

Committee Keeps Council Utility Advisors

Transport for NOLA Seeks an All-Star Intern Team

Hope for BP victims~American Zombie

The Water Institute of the Gulf formed to coordinate research on restoring LA coast

We Don't Need a Hallmark Card or a Whitman's Sampler ~GRN

Coastal Master Plan draft stirs up sediment, controversy

LaCoastPost February Scuttlebutt

World Bank Frets Over Urban Flooding in Asia

New Orleans named one of best cities for dating ... really? ~NolaVie

Not your typical whiskey fight

The Art of Joe Bostick ~Hat Tweet

What’s Cooking: King Cake Cupcakes
~Just Off The Red Streetcar Line

Red Beans parade members coat Volkswagen with beans for Mardi Gras

Monday, February 13, 2012

Citizen Journalist Live-streams BARKUS!
~Editilla Crowtellas~ Check out this very cool thingy as @small_affair uses Twitter and Ustream to live-blog the BARKUS parade! It turned into one of the most interesting Mardi Gras broadcasts I've seen yet! Really, this chic wandered all around filming and axing questions. Above, her dog Zooy prepares to Occupy the CIA!

~Hat Tweet ~Photos of dogs that supported the Saints in the Barkus Parade yesterday!

Safety harness concerns cause major delays for King Arthur parade Sunday

New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem, From Who Dat To Who Dey?~Whodat Dish

Richard Hart is out as Jefferson Parish Deputy COO ~Slabbed Founder to speak to Russian journalists

American Whistleblower Tour Visits Tulane University Feb. 28
~Panelists include:
  • Adam Babich: Babich teaches environmental law and directs the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, which is regularly ranked among the Top Ten environmental law clinics of U.S. law schools.
  • Steve Beatty: Beatty is Managing Editor of The Lens, a nonprofit media outlet focusing on the New Orleans area. Beatty is a veteran investigative reporter and editor, he previously worked for The New Orleans Times-Picayune and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Tom Devine: Devine is GAP Legal Director, and has worked at the organization since 1979, assisting thousands of whistleblowers over that time. Tom has been a leader in the campaigns to pass or defend 20 major national or international whistleblower laws, including every one enacted over the last two decades. He has also authored or co-authored numerous books, including 2011's The Corporate Whistleblowers Survival Guide: A Handbook for Committing the Truth.
  • Susan Hutson: Hutson heads the City of New Orleans Office of the Independent Police Monitor (IPM), an independent, civilian police oversight agency. Its mission is to improve cooperation and trust between the community and the New Orleans Police Department through objective review of police misconduct investigations.
  • Scott Porter: At the request of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Scott Porter, a biologist and diver with the nonprofit EcoRigs, dove into the oil plume (reported to be safe by NOAA) from the Deepwater Horizon disaster for water samples to determine toxicity. In exchange, NOAA would fund the dives and provide test results. Porter became severely ill after he began diving. During that time NOAA did not provide the test results, but EcoRigs was also working with non-government scientists to test similar samples, which showed high toxicity. NOAA cut off communications, never providing payment. Porter educates the public about environmental damage and public health threats from the oil spill.
  • Sandy Rosenthal: Rosenthal is the founder of, a nonprofit advocacy organization devoted to educating America on the facts associated with the 2005 catastrophic flooding of the New Orleans region. Started in late 2005, the project now has chapters in Illinois, Florida, Oregon and New York.
Sen. Paul to hold up confirmation of top Corps of Engineers nominee
~Hat Tweet

Missouri's Blunt, Luetkemeyer concerned about Corps’ funding without earmarks

‘Storm of the Century?’ Try ‘Storm of the Decade’ ~With climate change, today’s ‘100-year floods’ may happen every three to 20 years, according to new research~Jennifer Chu, MIT

If you can’t tase them, and you can’t eat them, well shoot them: The new Illinois solution to the Asian Carp~Quinta Scott

Mississippi River running unusually high

Hearing delayed on salt water intrusion into BR Aquifer

U.S. blues museum planned for St. Louis

Budweiser Clydesdales to Help Raise Money for NOPD Horses~NOLA DEFENDER

Mardi Gras Indian history, intricate beading traditions highlighted in videos

Dueling Bloggers: How Much Is It Worth To You? (Part I) ~Blackened Out

Twelve Nights and Confusing Cake
~Ponchartrain Pete

Hat Tweet ~Satsuma Cafe scores another national review, this time in Food & Wine. Will the SaCa become the next Cafe du...

Chewbaccalypse at the Big Top ~Gambit

Selective hearing?~NOLAFemmes
~Lunanola: Jan Ramsey of OffBeat Magazine’s “I Can’t Hear You” editorial is as supremely irritating as it is reductive, mostly for its blinders-on, one-sided take on the “noise issue” specifically as it relates to 711 Bourbon Street/Bourbon Heat: I Can’t Hear You.

Rebirth Brass Band wins its first Grammy!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Release the Hounds! Krewe of Barkus XX
~ Mission: Impossible - Canine Protocol
Armstrong Bark Reloaded!

Mardi Gras Indian history, intricate beading traditions highlighted in videos
~Katy Reckdahl

~Editilla photobellas~ We took this one -Big Chief Delphit- at St. Joseph's last year.
It was incredible with beautiful weather, thus the Indians laid everything out on the ground before parading so everyone could get all the pics they wanted. In fact, I never saw a single Indian refuse a photograph with anyone all day the length of the parade!

Blue Nile Mardi Gras Costume Bazaar Returns to Frenchmen

Designing Carnival's queen gowns takes a couturier's eye and an aptitude for engineering ~Susan Langenhennin

Second line season is on pause...
~Big Red Cotton, Gambit

~Hat Tweet @nolamaven~Goat cheese & apple king cake from Cake Cafe. Delicious! A judges' pick.

Elected as a reformer, Ray Nagin under scrutiny: Stephanie Grace

Seven candidates make race for N.O. City Council at-large seat a toss up

New Orleans area home sales on the rise as confidence returns

Solar project on French Quarter home is still lacking juice

Corps of Engineers nominee says he agrees with Sen. David Vitter on need for major change in agency

MO Senator McCaskill grills Corps nominee about Birds Point levee breach

Restore Act needs your help now
~It’s rare when so many folks who weren’t born here nor raised on the unbounded pleasures of bountiful hunting and fishing in Louisiana will commit themselves to saving our state. That rare instance comes this week in Washington, D.C. Their focus is “Vanishing Paradise,” an initiative by the National and Louisiana Wildlife federations to restore coastal Louisiana, has been taken to heart — and national awareness — by more than 600 conservation and environmental organizations and businesses across the country.

Paradise withering: Since the 1930s, Louisiana has lost more than 1,800 square miles of wetlands~Kerry Luft

Other things that take too long
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Jindal administration, LSU spar over state hospital budget cuts while patients lose

High rollers back in BR for bowling tournament

Flounder in Pinot Grigio with Creole Tomatoes

Rocky & Carlo's Catches Fire!