Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Rusty pumps - the summing up ~Matt McBride, Fix the Pumps ~Hat Tweet @LeveesOrg 
~There's lots of matters the Corps of Engineers' New Orleans District would rather the public didn't know about, or at least pay attention to. Many times, it's the details of things. They say on June 1, 2011 they've met their goal of hundred year protection, but you find out there's dozens of unfinished projects. They point to how great the West Closure Complex is that same month, but then you learn there were only 8 of 11 pumps ready at the beginning of the 2011 hurricane season and an early season storm could have forced local pump stations to shut down. They say the levee system is better than ever, and then you find out it's filled with concrete, wood, steel, and other flotsam. They say the London Avenue canal has to be closed at the ridiculously low lake level of 2.5 feet until the walls get fixed, and then you find out the walls leaked at levels even lower than that four times in 2011.
New Orleans Saints Coach Joe Vitt: "There Are a Lot of Hall of Famers Out There"

I feel like a Kolb salad! ~moosedenied

Public invited to add voice to discussion on changing media ~The Lens ~Hat Tweet @NolaDefender

Jefferson Parish Housing commissioner: Fed audit 'much ado about nothing' ~WDSU

Saltwater intrusion threatens drinking water ~WVUE

Cavern tied to sinkhole ~The Advocate

EPA awards $100,000 to Louisiana Coastal Project and Restoration Authority

Pirogue adventurer comes across local harvester ~Bill Ellzey, Houma Today

Tim McGraw Gets Surprise Induction Into Louisiana Music Hall of Fame ~Taste of Country

Galactic Expand the Musical Topography of Their New Orleans Home

Miss You: Jacqui Naylor at Snug Harbor ~He Said/She Said NOLA

Sunday, August 5, 2012

It's all for one as fallen New Orleans Saints have singular goal to stand together in wake of BountyGate sanctions ~NY Daily News
~Photo by: Rusty Costanza/AP

Saints Nation: Willie Roaf Enshrined Into Hall of Fame ~Andrew Juge, Saints Nation

Video: Willie Roaf's Hall of Fame speech ~WWL

The Creation … by Michelangelo di ‘Who Dat’ Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni ~The New Orleans Levee~Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees, just hours before the first NFL preseason game of the 2012-13 season between the Saints and the Arizona Cardinals in the kickoff Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, told The New Orleans Levee Newspaper that, in a vision, God handed him a football and told Brees, “Let there be a Super Bowl.”

Louisiana Crawfish Cake With Buttered Popcorn Purée, Green Tomato Jam