Monday, December 10, 2012

Fuck You, Pelicans Are Awesome
~Oh, it splashes around in the water and gulps down fish that are just swimming by, that's not hunting, is a thing that fools say. While it's true that the White Pelican dips its head underwater and scoops out the fish, that's not the pelican we're talking about here. The Brown Pelican is the state bird of Louisiana, and it's the only species of pelican that dives to catch its prey. The Brown Pelican is a raptor, without the stupid purple dinosaur logo.
It cruises above the water, its eyesight so good that it can see fish beneath the surface from 60 feet up. Then it spirals into a death dive, streaking down upon the unsuspecting prey before it knows what hit it. The last thing that fish ever sees is the light blinking out as the pelican's gaping beak closes around it, and it's swallowed—while still alive.

Week 14, Saints at Giants: A Weary Pantomime

Storm-damaged rentals await repairs

New Orleans leads one of country's biggest migration turnarounds

Mississippians are being robbed blind by Phil Bryant’s political cronies. Exactly where are all the bucks stopping? ~Slabbed

Officials say proposed marina would be a boon to Port Eads

Fest revelers converge on Freret

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Levee Podcast, Episode 4:
Harry Shearer (center between founder Sandy Rosenthal and engineer H.J. Bosworth) will talk about's latest campaign on his radio show called "Le Show." Harry will talk about our demand that the Army Corps of Engineers reveal the whereabouts of 50-80 deficient levees as described on Page 1 of this Engineering Letter.
When: Sunday, Dec 9 at 12 noon CST on KCRW
also at 8pm on WWNO

Corps of Engineers rejects request for more water from Missouri River

Video: Spud reads the ''Cajun Night Before Christmas'' on the air 

Today: New Generation and Brothers of Change Annual Second Line!