So, What has Big Oil and Obama Learned? Apparently, Not Much

In an article by AP, which spoke with oil industry experts and took a look at the Mineral Management Service, the Bureau of Ocean Management Service, not much has changed and with the drilling moratorium set to expire on November 30th, one might be inclined to question – what was the point of the moratorium…

Urgent: Call for a Moratorium On Demolitions in the LSU/VA Footprint

From Humid Beings, New Orleans Ladder and Save Charity Hospital… Repost from Save Charity Hospital website: Given the continuing uncertainty surrounding the financing for the proposed University Medical Center (UMC) in Lower Mid-City, we ask you to call upon Mayor Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council to stop demolitions in the LSU/VA Hospitals Footprint:…

An Audition: British Petroleum’s Public Relations Department

By now many of us have read of British Petroleum’s increased ad spending in the months following the April 20th Deepwater Horizon Explosion. Rep. Kathy Castor was especially upset by this, saying “BP is overdoing it, it’s really making people angry. Every day you get up and see these full-page ads in every newspaper and the…

Dan Hampton, Somewhat of an Ass

Dan Hampton, former Chicago Bear and present day jack-ass, in offering his expert commentary to the NFL network had this to say about the upcoming Thursday night match-up between the Vikings and New Orleans Saints at the Superdome, “If you watch that playoff game last year, the Vikings need to go down there and hit…

Headlines: Gulf Coast and Beyond

Criminal charges being considered against BP in Gulf oil rig tragedy – Times Picayune Hurricanes May Carry Toxic Chemicals from Crude Oil and Dispersant Inland – Washington Blog FDA’s standards for Gulf seafood may be lower than those in past oil spills – Press Register John McCain Says He’s Too Old and Tired for Any…

An Afternoon With Charlie, An Evening With Mayor Landrieu

The Sunday afternoon after Rising Tide found me in a bar on St. Claude Ave, having a drink or three and talking to a guy named Charlie who was splitting a pitcher of beer with his friend. Charlie lived in the St. Roch neighborhood, born and raised in New Orleans and he was telling me…

Rising Tide 5…Thank You

 I just wanted to say, on a personal note, thanks to all who were a part of Rising Tide 5…everyone who had a hand in the planning, the operations of the day and all the speakers who gave up their time to be there…yes, even Ronal Serpas…:)  It was probably one of the more valuable…