Saturday, March 10, 2012

Make It Right at a crossroads halfway through its Lower 9th Ward rebuilding

Central La politics blogger greg aymond reported near death ~we saw that
New Orleans Saints make some moves, get some salary cap space ~Mike Triplett

Letter from Drew Brees about NFL investigation ~WWL~There is no place in the National Football League, or any sport played at any level, for players to conspire, to be coerced, or to be incentivized to intentionally injure another player. I did not participate in any Bounty program, nor did I have any knowledge relating to its real existence. I have spent the last several years as an Executive Committee Member of the NFLPA making health and safety a priority and I am proud of the advancements we've made and will continue to make.

The Issue is Crime~American Zombie

FEMA allocates $68 million for New Orleans street repair~Bruce Eggler

Citizens Insurance hires PR firm

Exports significant part of BR economy, petrochemicals largest contributor ~Skip Descant

Another coincidence, BP settlement style
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Oyster harvesters cited for theft

Corps forecasts normal runoff in Missouri River basin this spring

Louisiana Oyster Jubilee

The Revivalists' new CD, slate of bookings make them band on the verge

Friday, March 9, 2012

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right development at halfway point ~Doug MacCash

Details Of The NFL Bounty Scandal
~The Onion Sports Network

Saints bounty mystery: Why such a puny return on such a big risk? ~Mark Moseley, The Lens

New Orleans Saints guard Carl Nicks on free agency: 'In my mind, I pretty much am gone' ~Mike Triplett

Are there more charges coming against Goatherder Aaron Broussard along with Tom Wilkinson? You betcha! ~Slabbed

Will The Times-Picayune print next week's abortion-themed Doonesbury cartoons? ~Kevin Allman, Gambit

Booty: From Wench to Queen
~Paulines Pirates and Privateers

Louisiana lawyer set to take Kenneth Feinberg's role in BP oil spill claims process

Mike Ornstein's association with New Orleans Saints and bounty scandal a perplexing situation ~Jeff Duncan

Hahahaha thanks yous very much!

New Orleans corps has more than $500M for river repairs

Use of Innovative Technologies in GIS and Social Media to Better Manage Water Resources and Water-Related Emergencies

Debate over Louisiana education reform should be grounded in facts: Jarvis DeBerry

5 charged with theft in NOAH house-gutting scandal~WVUE

Baton Rouge aquifer center of debate, saltwater intrusion ideas, concerns aired ~Amy Wold

RESTORE Clears a Huge Hurdle~Aaron Viles, GRN

~Hat Tweet~ Our partners at Louisiana Wildlife Federation are celebrating at 73rd annual convention this weekend in Covington, LA

“Everything Is Dead”: Gulf Fisheries Collapse Nearly Two Years After BP Oil Spill ~Stuart Smith

U.S. Senate rejects oil pipeline, expanded offshore drillingPuneet Kollipara

Thank you NOFD Engine 33 and Ladder 6 ~A.L. Mueler, NOLAFemmes

Flambeaux Design Company

Parades roll this weekend

Red Umbrella March Saturday to raise HIV/AIDS awareness

Special lunch for a special school

Not Covering The Spread: Manning’s ~He Said/She Said NOLA

Don’t Eat the Straight Ones March 31st

Sunday: Keep-N-It-Real 8th annual second line parade Big Red Cotton, Gambit

What to see at the third annual Foburg Fest this weekend, March 9-11 ~Alison Fensterstock

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Drew Brees Reportedly Set to Skip Workouts Without New Deal ~Bleacher Report
NFLPA to do own probe of Saints

The Goatherders try to shut down Slabbed’s twitter account: Does Charles Leary work at the Danny Abel law firm? (Updated)
~Also~Prostate Cancer on my mind: Let’s examine the latest Aaron Broussard jackassery

NGOs Urge Federal Government to Restore Coast Damaged by MRGO

Gulf groups hail Senate passage of gulf restoration amendment

Senate approves amendment giving Gulf states 80 percent of BP spill fines
Rebuilding aspect of Federal Flood grant program underemphasized

Would-be bidder miffed as NORA snatches 7th Ward property from the auction block
~Karen Gadbos, The Lens

Law Firms to Take on 100 Cases Pro Bono to Relieve Pressure on Orleans Public Defenders Office ~Hat Tweet

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton's house in Dallas is up for sale
~Hat Tip~
Library Chronicles

~This one goes out to Our New Orleans Saints and all my hurtin whodat pals. We don't bow.

Citizens Insurance plaintiffs clear another legal hurdle ~Alan Sayer

Chris Rose: Officer Down, NOPD

GCCF shutting down; federal just names administrator for court-supervised claims payments ~Hat Tweet

Didn’t you hear BP has settled? That’s right, you can go away now ~Disenfranchised Citizen

Preserving a wetland forest in the Maurepas Swamp: An editorial

I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet ~Ken Foster

Velvet Curtains & Muddy Drawers ~Oxford American
~Every month, we’ll be featuring an unforgettable moment in Southern fashion as part of our new series “Velvet Curtains & Muddy Drawers.” We want your ridiculous, glamourous, infectious, and even gaudy favorites from literature, film, music, history—and even your everyday life. Send your ideas, photos, and fashion dreams to (please include in subject line: velvet curtains). Here’s our very first installment, submitted by Kerry Fitts, the woman behind New Orleans–based design house Bayou Salvage.

“You publish too much!” An interview with Bill Zavatsky~Michael Zell, Press Street

New Orleans Film Society launches "Movies to Geaux" Kickstarter campaign ~Gambit

Still got some leftover beads? Don't throw them out! Bring them to Elysian Fields on Saturday!!!
~Green Project

~Special thanks to my own Bywater Neighborhood Association from yer ho ho homble Editilla's House of Piety EHOP!

Bagel Me~Blackened Out

Limmudfest, a Jazz Fest of Jewish culture, opens this weekend in New Orleans
~Saturday night's program features performer Sam Glaser and the Panorama Jazz Bank in a concert amalgamating jazz and Klezmer music, with Marcus J. Freed's play, "Solomon -- King, Lover and Poet, a Tale of One Man and 700 Wives."

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fifth Circuit Katrina Suit: No Qualified Immunity for Corps Under FCA
~The qualified immunity test requires a two-part analysis: "(1) Was the law governing the official's conduct clearly established? (2) Under that law, could a reasonable officer have believed the conduct was lawful?" Government officials performing discretionary functions generally are shielded from liability for civil damages as long as as their conduct does not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.

Citizen Property Insurance plaintiffs to seize cash

New Orleans Builds New Trails
~Construction Equipment Guide

Much of Gulf Coast prepping for future flooding/storm surge

Push to give Gulf states 80 percent of BP oil spill fines hits stumbling block

Hurricane evacuation pickup spots to feature tall steel artwork
~Michelle Krupa

Sculpture chosen for New Orleans evacuation art~Kevin McGill

Limited Character: Facing the Stage: Becky Shaw, Reviewed~NOLA DEFENDER

Tujague's roast beef po-boy built from one of New Orleans' most storied beef dishes

The Angola Prison Rodeo: 40 Years of Guts & Glory~Humid Beings

NOLA Indie Rockers Get Some Company at foburg~Ian McNulty

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Don't overreact to report that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is 'livid' ~Mike Triplett
Barbarism Begins At Home ~moosedenied
~"That's my third monocle this week. I simply must stop being so horrified."
Welp, everything sure is going according to the plan so far, don't you think? High five? Guh. Regular readers know that we try to keep it classy here at moosedenied. And hey, let me be perfectly clear here, I'm as shocked and appalled and righteously indignant about this whole sordid affair as the next guy. Please believe me when I tell you that, as a Saints fan, I feel like the team let us all down here. I'm incredibly disappointed with Our Heroes right about now, and I'm even more disappointed with Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis.

I'm disappointed that they got caught

Who is Alleged Poutygate Snitch with Vendetta? ~Canal Street Chronicles

New Orleans Buoyantly Looks Up (We Hope)

Baron and Budd Announces Victory for New Orleans Residents in MRGO Litigation

Corps loses again! Appeals court sides with EPA over Yazoo big pump project
~Editilla Ho'tellas~ Here's some excellent background, from Friends of the Sunflower River, on this massive pump project boondoggle.

Where the donations are going
~American Zombie

Burglary at NOLA Defender HQ

New Orleans taxi cab drivers threaten to strike during Final Four

Irony: Conservative Think Tank To Bobby Jindal: The Louisiana Science Education Act Is A “Devastating Flaw” ~CenLamar

The winds of change
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Cypress trees to be planted in Bonnet Carre Spillway in St. Charles Parish

Coming soon: Longer-range hurricane forecasts

Citizens Asked to Help Restore Amtrak Service Jacksonville to NOLA

Louisiana lobbyist Charlie Smith recalled as a colorful, throwback character

Gumbo z'herbes is a New Orleans Lenten classic dish

New York City: The Welterweights
~Blackened Out

In New Orleans, an Actor Turns Grocer
~Jane Black, NYTimes

~ Many celebrities with a taste for good food veer into the restaurant business, but Wendell Pierce has taken a different tack. This summer, he and two business partners plan to open a grocery store called Sterling Farms, the first of several in New Orleans’s low-income neighborhoods, where supermarkets are scarce.