Saturday, May 26, 2012

Get Involved – Save the Picayune ~NOLAFemmes

Times-Picayune sources: It's unclear whether revamped paper will print a Saints Monday edition ~Kevin Allman, Gambit
Seafood mislabeling draws felony charges ~Advocate

Master plan for La. coast multi-faceted ~Jeremy Alford

Corps should settle lawsuits over levee trees

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~The motto of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is Essayons, French for "Let us try." Yet with its stubborn efforts to force flood agencies to rid levees of trees, the Corps should consider changing its motto to, "Let us try to be a burden on you."

Plantations, Prisons and Profits ~Charles M. Blow, NYT ~Hat Tweet

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Pontchartrain Park rebuilding effort may lose key financing ~David Hammer

Atheists “Marching” to New Orleans for 71st Annual American Humanist Association Conference ~The Paramus Post
~“The Atheists Go Marching In” is the message on a New Orleans streetcar advertisement to inform the city that humanists, atheists, freethinkers and skeptics are coming to New Orleans June 7-10 for the 71st Annual American Humanist Association (AHA) Conference. The New Orleans Secular Humanist Association, the local chapter of the AHA, will also be running a billboard ad near the Superdome welcoming conference attendees to town.

St. Clare Catholic Church kicks off its annual seafood festival ~Sun Herald

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Can Digital Distribution Bring Success To New Orleans Musicians? ~Dave Thier

~Editilla Crowtellas~ Olivia, my 3rd chicken from artist friend Polly Jackson
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Friday, May 25, 2012

T-P changes could hurt economic development

On the New Orleans Times-Picayune ~Thomas Ruys Smith

3 Numbers In The Battle To Save The New Orleans Times-Picayune ~Micheline Maynard

 ~Hat Tweet The Times Picayune crew at Molly's, celebrating the paper's life rather than mourning its death

Longtime newspaper delivery man reflects on loss of daily paper

New Orleans' Forced March to Digital

New Orleans Saints defense learning Steve Spagnuolo's blitz-light way

Will the defensive transition kill the Saints’ Super Bowl hopes? ~Dave Gladow

Break-in and Arson at Offices of Women With a Vision, Local Organization That Advocates for Poor Women of Color

Fair warning: Speak up about H.R. 46 at your own risk ~Alexandria Town Talk

On the wrong side of the wall, residents feel more vulnerable to storms ~WVUE

Hurricane supplies tax-free in Louisiana this weekend ~WWL

Marsh Dog, nutria-based doggy treats!
~Hat Tweet @LeveesOrg

Sea sick: GOP senators should back the oceans treaty~Some senators and the administration of President Barack Obama are making a strong new push to bring the United States in line with most of the world in signing and ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Space X, Dragon Capture!!!

The Pit Bull “Problem”, an interview with Ken Foster

CAC Director Jay Weigel Steps Down ~NOLA DEFENDER

Friday Night at NOMA: Music by Banu Gibson & comedic improv tours ~Humid Beings

"It Is What It Is"/They Loving The Crew! {Divine Ladies 2nd Line} ~The World of Makeup, 2nd Lines, Fashion, & Free Speech

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Zombie Zone ~Library Chronicles Bike Tour 2012

Cowherd's my name. Asshattin's my game!

 The NFL's Descent into Absurdity and the Plague of Goodell ~Saints Win
~Evidentiary support for this descent is nowhere more prominent than in its silly lampoon of a Commissioner who is in the process of turning the NFL into equal parts rigid police state and has-been, laughingstock. Among other things, Goodell's reign has overseen the dispensing of extreme punishments--not only during BountyGate--as the defining trait of his imperious rule. In the Saints' case, he shattered the bounds of reality by simultaneously guillotining the team's front office, coaching staff, and defensive captains for what now appears to be a myriad of mischaracterized allegations and hollow pronouncements.

New Orleans City Hall continues to flout Louisiana Constitution: James Gill

Creeping concrete: Is anyone paying attention at City Hall? ~Karen Gadbois, The Lens

Shrimp mislabeling blamed on Tangipahoa Parish seafood processing company

Zoned treatment in BP spill recovery; some get A list, others potluck ~Karen Nelson

Lingering oil complicates restoration at Fourchon Beach

BP oil spill pollutants found in eggs of pelicans nesting in Minnesota

Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick assumes command of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sea-level rise poses expensive questions for New York City

Zach Galifianakis reportedly in line to play Ignatius J. Reilly in 'Confederacy of Dunces' movie

An Open Letter To Zach Galifianakis Regarding Him Starring In The Film Adaptation Of ‘A Confederacy Of Dunces’ ~Cajun Boy

"What degenerate produced this abortion?" ~Library Chronicles

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Some 'Bountgate' Saints still fighting mad: Railroaded by NFL? ~Mike Freeman

Hospitality Zone bill LA SB 573 rises from the ashes as LA SB 767 ~Lunanola, NOLAFemmes
New Orleans Saints faltering with clock management when it comes to quarterback Drew Brees~Jeff Duncan

Kristian: Ingram injury concern?~WWL

Feds should prosecute, jail some BP execs   
~Dr. David Uhlmann, former head of the U.S. Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section, argues in the Michigan Law Review for criminal charges against BP, including manslaughter. He cites Title 18 Section 1115 of the U.S. Criminal Code, known as the “Seaman’s Manslaughter Statute.”
The statute holds companies, executives, managers and employees of vessels liable for fines and imprisonment for deaths occurring on their rigs.
Jeanne Grasso of Blank Rome LLP, a maritime and environmental law expert, says that in applying the statute, “it is important to note that intent is not an element of the offense and it is unnecessary to show that the acts or omissions that caused the loss of life were willful or intentional.” Rather, she explains, simple negligence is enough to secure a conviction.

~Editilla Rotellas~ Let's not forget Keelhauling or Tar & Feathers!

Plaquemines Parish will get new levees thanks to deal last week

Frank Gehry house takes shape at Brad Pitt's Make It Right development ~Doug MacCash

Baton Rouge has the nation’s highest rate of new HIV cases 

Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Scheduled for June 20

Mississippi corporate prison riot leaves guard dead, 8 hurt

The Mississippi, Mekong juxtaposed

Astrology conference to share knowledge, offer predictions in New Orleans

BBQ at the Avenue, NOLA Smokehouse Finds Room to Grow on St. Charles ~Ryan Sparks, NOLA DEFENDER

The Pots Are Ber'lin ~Blackened Out

BBQ Shrimp from High Hat Cafe ~NOLA Food Porn