Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Sunday Morning Track


24 hours to landfall

Still not looking good. New Orleans to the East of the storm--barely.

Thankfully, most of my friends are either out of town or heading out.

Lots are using Twitter to send messages about road conditions. A nice resource.

Why can't this storm go to Texas?

More later....

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Gustav, Go Away



11:00am. Gustav's forecast at 11am moves it back to the East closer to New Orleans.

I would now be planning on leaving by Sunday, if not sooner....

Don't take the chance. Head to Florida, or North and enjoy the Labor Day weekend.


My philosophy when I see these things enter the gulf is watch it closely because it can do anything once there. This is nothing to mess with--it's a Cat 3, and it's moving slowly. It is still very unpredictable.

30 x 90 folks--30 x 90. It's got to be deep in the gulf and steadily moving west before I decide to STAY.

The Tropical Storm force winds will extend all around New Orleans. That is going to cause some storm surge into Lake Pontchatrain and the Mississippi River (which is already high). This enough will test the levee system.



Look--schools are out until next week, I'm sure businesses have made plans to close.... What I'm saying is just be smart about this. Be wise and be careful.

My thoughts are with you all. More updates later.

Friday, August 29, 2008

OBAMA


Take a good look at the next President of the United States.

I like the part in his speech when he said "Enough!" And we've had ENOUGH of Bush failures. On this third year anniversary of Katrina, I want to remind you of the MANY signifant failures of Bush and Republicans over the past 7 1/2 years. Using an old Reagan line, consider: "Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?"

Barak Obama will lead us into the future. And he will change America--more than he even has so far.

Wake up to a new Morning. It's a new America today.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hurricane Gustav


Friday Update:
Gustav continues to track west this morning, but the models "split" between an eastern or western turn. By tomorrow, we should have a much better idea of where this nasty storm will hit.

And, as many of you know--keep an eye out for Hanna. She looks like she'll make a turn with no clear indication of which direction it might go.

Its the three year anniversary of Katrina--that and Gustav are heavy on my mind right now.

Keep wishing it towards Texas--we need the rain.

Friday, August 15, 2008

It' Getting "Stinky" in New Orleans....

And it ain't because of overflowing garbage trucks running through da Quarter....

C-Ray is going to get an award for (I can hardly believe I'm writing this) "Distinction for Recovery, Courage and Leadership." What a crock of shit that is (pardon my language).

But Adastros has exposed the real moving force for the event. In essence, its a Fundraiser for C-Ray. And there are some folks who are not too happy to be associated with this event--bascially, they were sold a bill of goods for an event they knew nothing about.

Yeah, C-Ray--that's the way to do it. Keep foolin' folks for your own purposes. You are such a piece of low political life--I can't believe you are still in office. Get him out, folks--please, get him out!!!!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Happy Dirty Linen Night


Wish we could be there....

But, I'm drinking lots tonight in hopes that I can recreate the thoughts :)

Banzai

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Mayor Nagin IS a NO SHOW

It's not surprising to me that Mayor Nagin not show up at the City Council chambers this morning. He's been a "no-show" throughout the rebuilding process.

He IS probably having breakfast at some fancy restaurant this morning.

Hey, don't we have access to his schedule? Oh, I forgot, that might be too personal of an issue with C-Ray (not lately)....

Ray Nagin, you sorry excuse for a Mayor….

Here is this morning's story in the TP. "Prior scheduling commitments" my ass....

Here is the feckless mayor hard at work:


Imagine--the next time you open your eyes, C-Ray, you'll be looking at a warrant for your arrest....

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Tropical Storm Edouard

Well, we could use the RAIN here in Central Texas....

I'm not so sure that Houston has to panic about this one. I'm more worried about the other storm that could be in the Gulf next week.... It's Hurricane Season....

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Don't Underestimate Citizen Activist Blogs!!!

Don’t ever underestimate the power of the citizen activists using Blogs. Today’s TP ran a story entitled New Orleans suspends home rehab operation and credited Karen Gadbois and her work at her blog Squandered Heritage with exposing the corruption at NOAH.

Great Job Karen—I know you work really hard on this project. And you do it for all the right reasons. And you don’t get enough credit. And you need all of our support.

If you want to know the value of Blogs and activism, read The Nation’s recent article on MOVEON.COM’s 10 year anniversary.

Blogs mobilize the new “silent majority” in ways never experienced before. We are all making a change happen.

How exciting is this!!!