Thursday, March 22, 2012

Stand Up for the Saints on Black & Gold Friday~NOLA DEFENDER
~All is not quiet on the Dirty Coast

Jabari Greer: Team has been painted unfairly as mercenaries

Crime and Punishment
~A.L. Mueler, NOLAFemmes

When a scapegoat wears Black and Gold
~Alejandro De Los Rios, Gambit

It's time for fans to lift the Saints up

An Unrepentant Saints Fan~CenLamar

Governor Jindal declares emergency after tornadoes, floods

St. Charles plans fight for west bank levee

Chevron, aka: "the BP of Brazil", Calls Brazil Oilspill Lawsuit "Outrageous"
~Chevron faces a whopping $11 billion in civil damages and its president in Rio, George Buck, could face upwards of 31 years in prison for spilling 2,400 barrels of oil far off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in early January. The spill took roughly four days to clean from the surface of the Atlantic, but as of last week tiny droplets of oil were still seeping from the well in Chevron’s Frade field, located in the oil rich Campos Basin.

Sacred Music Festival kicks off at New Orleans Healing Center
~Will Coviello, Gambit

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

NFL: Coach Sean Payton suspended for one year ~WWL~Saints quarterback Drew Brees reacted quickly to the news on Twitter, writing: "I am speechless. Sean Payton is a great man, coach, and mentor ... I need to hear an explanation for this punishment."

Jabari Greer: 'We are men'~“We play a violent game. So that is, my spirit and my soul is moving me to words to say that people are painting us as mercenaries for hire. They are painting us as thugs. We're fathers, we're professionals and we are men.
Jungleland: The Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans Gives New Meaning to “Urban Growth” ~Nathaniel Rich, NYTimes
~It is misleading to talk about abandoned lots in the context of the Lower Ninth Ward. Vast sections of the neighborhood have been abandoned, so it’s often unclear where one property ends and the next begins. (An exception is the sliver of land on the neighborhood’s innermost edge, where Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation has built 76 solar-paneled, pastel-hued homes — though this seems less a part of the neighborhood than a Special Economic Zone.) To visualize how the Lower Ninth looked in September — before the city’s most recent campaign to reclaim the neighborhood — you have to understand that it no longer resembled an urban, or even suburban environment. Where once there stood orderly rows of single-family homes with driveways and front yards, there was jungle. The vegetation had all sprouted since Katrina. Trees that did not exist before the storm are now 30 feet high. ~Photo: Andrew Moore

New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees have no excuse for the delay in getting a new contract ~Mike Triplett

What planet am I on?~American Zombie

Let’s grind this Perricone = Henry Mencken1951 thing into the dirt ~Slabbed

Leges with a personal financial stake in pension reform ~C.B. Forgotston

Banks Could Learn a Thing or Two
~James Perry
~Perhaps a refresher course in the form of a business school style case studio would do well by CEO's of top lending institutions. Enter Kiva New Orleans. Kiva New Orleans is a non-profit small business lender where quite literally, you make the loan. Any and everyone in the world, can visit the Kiva web site and loan capital to small businesses.

With tweaks, coastal plan heads to La. lawmakers

Morganza project lands new state money
~Jeremy Alford

Menus I have Known: A Love Story (not)
~He Said/She Said NOLA

What’s Cooking: Chimichurri
~Just Off The Red Street Car Line

Pizza Delicious to open a full-service restaurant in Bywater!

The Music Box: a Shantytown Sound Laboratory returns in April
~Doug MacCash

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Orleans Saints: 5 Key Veterans Who'll Take a Backseat in 2012~Bleacher Report

New Essay on Corps of Engineers Competence Contains Excellent Analysis of Federal Flood Event

Are levee systems adequate in Cenla and statewide?

State's flood prep work continues

2012 could be called the year of the prepper ~WWL

Kiss prejudices goodbye
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

Monday Reads~Dakinikat, Sky Dancing

Corexit, oil and seafood…oops!
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Oil processing ship now in Gulf

As climate changes, Louisiana seeks to lift a highway ~Juliet Eilperin, WaPo

New model provides sustainable management tool for Louisiana’s oyster industry

Louisiana blue crab earns a blue ribbon

Nutria control: It's not just a La. problem

Florence Brigham, former owner of The Club Ms. Mae's, has died

The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association's (TLPA) Spring Conference & Expo heads to New Orleans May 6 to 8

Lazy City Designs

Hey Blake, who's buried behind St. Louis Cathedral?

McClure's ~Blackened Out

New Orleanians Haul in James Beard Award Nominations~NOLA DEFENDER

Night Out for NoDef : Blue Nile

Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday 2012
~Geronimo Hunters Flag Boy Athanase Johnson parades on Simon Bolivar Ave. for the Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday parade in Central City in New Orleans, La., Sunday, March 18, 2012. The Mardi Gras Indians traditionally parade the Sunday closest to St. Joseph's Day, which falls on Monday, March 19. ~Matthew Hinton

Monday Photo Essay: Super Sunday 2012
~He Said/She Said NOLA

Super Sunday with The Hot 8, YMO, some Indians and your mayor
~Big Red Cotton, Gambit

St. Joseph Altars, 2012 ~Nola Notes

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Time for another blogger ethics panel
~Library Chronicles

From a “long line of corruptors”: Slabbed truth checks Sal Perricone’s assertions about grand jury target Fred Heebe

Clues to poster's real ID were everywhere ~James Gill

Cutting the Army Corps of Engineers
~Chris Edwards
~The nation’s long experience with the Army Corps illustrates how federal involvement in local infrastructure often leads to mismanagement, inefficiency, and pork-barrel spending. It’s time to revive federalism in infrastructure investment and begin to privatize Army Corps activities or transfer them to the states. Those remaining activities of the Corps that are truly federal in nature should be moved to the Department of the Interior and the civilian side of the Corps closed down.

Locked and Dammed: Some of the nation's locks and dams are on the brink of failure

MS River flood preparation work continues
~Also~Information, Videos , News and Images about Flood Control
~New Port SL hires are familiar faces
~New Iberia congressman lobbies for dredging money

Oil companies invest in Gulf spill response ~Cara Bayles

Brazil Bars Oil Workers From Leaving After Spill~NYTimes

Havre de Grace captures New Orleans

Cajun Wine Glass~Shrimp Juice


List of local St. Joseph altars

Buster Holmes, New Orleans restaurateur
~Editilla Revelatas~I will never forget their small bowl of Red Beans'n'Rice
$1 maka you holla! Barg's: 50 cents. circa: 1979.
They were always so nice to us street musicians --and everyone else don't'ya know.

Sunday: two second lines roll Uptown!