What’s ten billion dollars between friends?

Despite the continued insistence of public relations hacks employed by the oil company hell known as British Petroleum that all in the Gulf is either well, or quickly on the mend, troubles persist: “Researchers are trying to determine whether more than 100 dolphins stranded on the Texas coast, most of them in Galveston, died because of the BP oil spill, a deadly algal bloom or … Continue reading What’s ten billion dollars between friends?

The winds of change…

Hello again… Some of you out there are aware the moving days are upon me…just completed one move, literally down the street which helped pave the way for the big move, five weeks from today to New Orleans San Francisco. Originally, I wanted it to be New Orleans, but alas…you got yourself one fucked up governor down there and the only thing he likes better … Continue reading The winds of change…

The truth, gosh…it’s just “so long and so complicated…”

…and so inconvenient. Anyways, so as I read on the New Orleans Ladder, Sandy Rosenthal from Levees.org goes to the Louisiana State Review Board to give her presentation regarding why the levee breaches should be placed on the National Register of Historic Places (uh…duh’) and they vote three yes’s, and six…no’s? No’s? How could this be? Sure sounds like these professional academics suffered a brain breach. Throughout our lives, very … Continue reading The truth, gosh…it’s just “so long and so complicated…”

Feinberg ain’t no Santa Claus…

Ken Feinberg, British Petroleum employee and steward of the BP claims fund wrote himself a little editorial the other day in Bloomberg Businessweek titled: How to Give Away $5 Billion. The article came complete with an illustration of a man, presumably Ken, holding a money bag while outstretched, demanding hands come in from outside the border of the drawing and there, in a nutshell, is everything that’s wrong … Continue reading Feinberg ain’t no Santa Claus…

An Open Letter to the Tea Party of Louisiana…

Hello, My name’s Drake. I trust things are treating you well? Good, me too. Don’t worry, this letter won’t be too long but before I get into a couple of things, I feel it is important to tell you a couple of things about myself as they will become pertinent a bit later on. First of all, I’m on the high side of my thirties … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Tea Party of Louisiana…

And now, a word from our sponsors…Vol. 14 – Prayer Version

Sometimes you need a break… Pearl Jam – Do The Evolution The hidden subtext? Obviously… Dear God, I know it’s been awhile since I said hello. My bad, but things have been going pretty good so, thanks. I do have a request though and I’ve been thinking about it for a while now. So, here goes: Please, I’m begging you, please…can you back away from … Continue reading And now, a word from our sponsors…Vol. 14 – Prayer Version

Changing Course in the Gulf: Bad Lessons in Money and Politics Pt. 2 – Bobby Jindal, Sand Berms and the Shaw Group

Over the past five months, Gulf Coast residents have been treated to a number of decisions with direct impact on their lives. They weren’t asked to give input at the time these decisions were made. They weren’t asked how they thought it might affect their future. The decisions occurred above their heads and most times, without their knowledge, but they are the ones now paying … Continue reading Changing Course in the Gulf: Bad Lessons in Money and Politics Pt. 2 – Bobby Jindal, Sand Berms and the Shaw Group

Bobby Jindal’s Political Ambitions, Very Desperate

Bobby, Bobby, Bobby… Look man, we all realize that your Presidential aspirations are drowning in oil and you have a strong urge, a need to do something, now, right now. I get it and when you first brought up the whole sand berm approach I was all for it and all for you telling the government to piss off, you were going to do it … Continue reading Bobby Jindal’s Political Ambitions, Very Desperate

Who Will Pay to Fix Louisiana? Big Oil is Big Pimpin’…

You mean to tell me that the short-sightedness was not the sole property of British Petroleum, that all the oil companies have been making shortsighted decision for the past 100 years, and they’ve been enabled in these endeavors by the state’s politicians? Say it ain’t so Landrieu, say it ain’t so. 8000 miles of canals were dug through the wetlands for easier and cheaper access … Continue reading Who Will Pay to Fix Louisiana? Big Oil is Big Pimpin’…