Posting History for Louisiana 1976
|Insomnia--I Haz It
Lately I've been having trouble sleeping. In recent weeks I've been falling asleep only to awaken sometime in the wee hours of the morning and not been able to fall back asleep. So I've been getting ...
|My "Love-Catcher" Quilt
Yesterday I received in the mail my "Love-catcher" Community Quilt from Sara R. It is beautiful, with colorful fabrics in a distinctive ringed pattern Sara tells me is called "Cheyenne." ...
| New Orleans is not Haiti
Ever since the Haiti earthquake happened, it has invited quite a few comparisons to the disaster brought about in New Orleans by the federal flood. There are even those in the mainstream media who ...
|"Big Easy to Big Empty"
by Greg Palast is a documentary that must be seen if one is to understand what's going on in New Orleans after Katrina and the Federal Flood. Palast's tough, gutsy journalism reminds me of what "60 ...
|Never forget, never forgive
Nearly four and a half years ago this nation experienced the two worst disasters of this past decade: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans' federal flood. Today many consider them old news, if not ...
|Let's be kind.
Bear with me. I'm going to discuss a couple of my pet peeves in extremely general terms because my intent is not to call anybody out, but to vent. First, I recently saw something that really ...
|Sen. Tom Coburn is an Evil Scumbucket
And this is why: He must hate Louisiana and her people. Coburn, whose state obviously never has had a major disaster (judging from his behavior) introduced ...
|Obama's "Tinkle-Stop Tour" of NOLA
Today Obama will be making an extremely short stop in New Orleans. Or what my favorite NOLA blogger calls a "tinkle-stop tour." In New Orleans, he'll be ...
|Katrina Shorthand vs. the Federal Flood: Why This Matters
Often when people including those in government and the mainstream media who should know better refer to the events of 8/29, it is merely as "Katrina" or "Hurricane Katrina". There were actually ...
|Rep. Steve King: "Best Vote" Was Against Katrina Relief
Evil has a name. It is Rep. Steve King (R-IA) . Here's why: Rep. King was recently interviewed by "The Hill." THE ...
Following is a poem I wrote and first published last year to commemorate the third anniversary of Katrina and the federal flood. I'm reposting it this year to mark the fourth anniversary. It is in ...
|I'm Depressed on This Anniversary...
I should be feeling better--after all, Obama did commemorate Katrina and the flood in his radio ...
|Ted Kennedy and NOLA
Among all of his other accomplishments, Ted Kennedy can be remembered since Katrina and the federal flood happened as a legislator who proactively did what he could to help New Orleans' and the rest ...
|NOLA Looks As If McCain Were President
Where are the hope and change in New Orleans? When Barack Obama was a presidential candidate, he promised that he would “keep the broken promises made by President Bush to ...
|WYFP: My Catch-22, Etc.
WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else ...
|Quiet Midday Sunday Pooties, Woozles & More
Reading about the stuffed moose someone had found at a garage sale made me want to share that of my stuffed raccoon. Twice a month there's a "Store of Hope" held by our local YWCA. The first time ...
|Happy Caturday Morning Pootie Diary
Every good pootie deserves LOL's! And every good woozle and other non-pootie, too!
|Holiday Pootie & Woozle Diary
To all pooties, woozles, other critters and their people: If you celebrate Christmas, merry Christmas. If it's Hannukkah, happy Hannukkah. If you celebrate neither, have a nice day! I love this ...
|Pre-Election Breather: Pooties, Woozles & More Halloween Edition
Only one rule for this diary as our furry friends trick-or-treat and have fun: no references to the election. Happy Halloween!
|Breaking News--With Pooties & More
As some of you may already have known, I didn't previously have a home computer with Internet service, which meant I had to get online at a couple of libraries. While I was grateful for the fact ...
|Pre-Election Pooties & More Breather #3
Only one rule: no campaign or candidate comments--unless pooties, woozles or other critters are involved. That being said, have fun!
|Pooties & More Pre-Election Breather #2
Only one rule for this diary--no candidate or campaign references. That being said, enjoy! First, some space alien pooties....
|Pooties & More Pre-Election Breather
I'm only going to have one rule for this pootie (and more) diary: No references to the election (Yawn!) or any candidates. That being said, enjoy!
|Endangered Species (Plus Pooties And More) Diary
Because I've occasionally seen folks say pootie diaries aren't substantive, I'm going to start with some pics of endangered species.
|The MSM's Post-Gustav Silence On Louisiana
I wish I could say that Hurricane Gustav refocused more national attention on Louisiana's issues including vanishing barrier reefs and wetlands as well as the following, which I learned about this ...
|Palindromes, Palindrones, Plus Pooties (And Other Animals)
When you're hearing so much about Sarah Palin that you don't know if you're coming or going, backwards or forwards, that can be called a Palindrome. And, when you see so many blog articles and ...
|Sarah Palin Should Have Mentioned Gustav...
and its survivors across the wide swath of Louisiana which has been tortured by the devastation he left behind. Saying in last night's speech that she stands behind our fellow citizens in the area ...
|Why The Obsession With Palin When Louisiana is Hurting? (Updated With Donation Info)
As duplicative, repetitive diaries keep being posted about Sarah Palin, (where are the "diary police" who enforce the "no duplicate diaries" rule when we need them?) the agonizing aftermath of ...
|Gustav, Lucky, Pooties, And More
You may be wondering why I'm posting a pootie diary when Gustav threatens New Orleans. I've heard about Louisiana's and New Orleans' preparations including urging people to evacuate and lining up ...
|Hurricane Gustav Plus Katrina Blogathon Reschedule
According to accuweather ...
|Still Wanted: Recruits For Katrina Blogathon
Recruits are still needed for next week's blogathon on Katrina, Rita, New Orleans, Louisiana, Mississippi, and other areas devastated by these storms--which impacted an area nearly as large as the ...
|freecreditreport.com Plus Pooties
Last year I posted this diary in which I listed the most Exremely Annoying commercials. Prominent on my list was ...
|Platform Request And Katrina Blogathon Announcement
The other day I got an e-mail from Netroots Nation with their ideas for the Democratic platform and calling for suggestions. Below ...
|Will I Lose My Home Or My Power First?
But my life just got even more disjointed and surreal. I've been in the position of trying to make it on $466 per month in unemployment--which first of all caused me to default on June's and this ...
|Louisiana Environmental Disaster: Where Are the MSM?
Back in 1988 when the Exxon Valdez ran aground, I can recall at least a few weeks of steady coverage by both the three major networks and cable news (just CNN at the time) of the disaster, its ...
|Louisiana's Relationship From Hell: The Sequel
For anybody who thought Louisiana would get a far better deal from BushCo under GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal than she did under Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco, they'd better think again. For Bush's ...
|"Madness: A Bipolar Life"......
by Marya Hornbacher is the shattering sort of memoir about which I've a personal rule of not starting to ...
|An Extremely Annoying Part Of My Anatomy, A New Leaf, And More
My personal life has been yin and yang lately. The part of my anatomy to which I refer above is (appropriately for a Kossack) my right knee. In April I felt a pop in that knee, followed by ...
|Yes, There Is A Double Standard......
going on regarding what politicians and other people have been saying about this current flooding and what they said after the federal flood about New Orleans and those it impacted. I was cynical ...
|NOLA/Gulf Blogathon Announcement
This is in light of the fact that not only could I not get anyone to commit to a June Blogathon, I was also unable to think of anything fresh and new myself to write on regarding New Orleans and the ...
|Pooties and Woozles and Bears....With Pics
Tired of all the Obama/Clinton/Obama/McCain/Obama.... diaries? I am, so I've finally created my first pootie (and other animal) diary. After finally having (low-tech gal that I am) figured out which ...
|NOLA, Katrina & Rita Are Really Important
The next Daily Kos NOLA/Gulf Blogathon has been scheduled for Wed., June 18th and Thurs., June 19th. (Time slots to sign up for are below the fold.) While, as with all previous blogathons, all ...
|NOLA/Gulf Blogathon: 9/11 and 8/29: What's Different?
This diary is intended as something of a rant. Because this saddens me and makes my blood boil every time I think about it. But before I vent, here's a caveat: as I said in yesterday's diary, 9/...
|NOLA/Gulf Blogathon: How An Illinois Gal Got Katrina Brain
I've often imagined many in the DKos community have been wondering why I care so much and have been so passionate in my support of New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Region from afar, after having ...
|Kudos to ABC (With A Blogathon Update)
It's rare for me to have anything good to say about the mainstream media, and even rarer for me to watch a "reality show," because "reality television" isn't. But after seeing it promo'ed ...
|Incompetence? Or Genocide? But First, Blogathon Announcement....
The April NOLA/Gulf Blogathon took place approximately two weeks ago, and in spite of the crush of campaign diaries, it was, thanks to all who wrote diaries and otherwise participated, a success. ...
|McCain: Friend--Or Foe--Of NOLA?
Yesterday on a campaign stop replete with photo-ops in New Orleans, Sen. John McCain made an attempt to distance himself from the failings of the Bush Administration during Katrina and the federal ...
|Earth Day #2: Bush Killing Coastal Louisiana
This is Part 2 of an Earth Day-themed series on environmental issues in the Gulf Region after Katrina and the federal flood. In the first part of this Earth Day series, the environmental ...
|Earth Day #1: Katrina & The Environment
This is the first part of a 2-part Earth Day-themed series on environmental issues in the Gulf Region. Not only were Katrina, the federal flood, and Rita massive human tragedies, they ...
|Walmart And Katrina: Heroic Or Opportunistic?
Conventional wisdom has been that the true friends of New Orleans and other parts of the Gulf Region during the federal flood and the onslaught of Katrina and Rita were not FEMA or any other ...
|Demand The Truth About NOLA's Levees....
as well as just, fair compensation for federal flood survivors who lost family members in the manmade disaster of New ...
|Katrina, PTSD Not Over For Louisiana
While diarists on A.) Bosniagate, B.) Wrightgate., or C.) Both of the above have been clogging the Rec' list and driving far more substantive diaries off the front page in a flash with ...
|NOLA Survivors Should Be So Lucky
Yesterday it was reported that the state of Virginia, nearly a year after the Virginia Tech massacre took place, will be awarding the families of the students killed $100,000 per student in ...
|NOLA/Gulf Blogathon #2: Now Recruiting
First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who participated in last week's NOLA Blogathon and made it a success. The diaries were all first-rate. And the Blogathon went well in spite of the fact ...
|Never Forget. Never Again.....
needs to be the DKos community's mantra regarding Katrina, Rita, and BushCo's neglect of New Orleans and the rest of the area impacted by the dual disaster of 8/29. Not "Get over it!" or "Katrina ...
|NOLA: The Best Venue
one could have for a Presidential debate or for Netroots Nation 2009. And this means post-8/29 New Orleans. First of all, regarding her rejection as a debate venue by the Commission on ...
|Announcing: The First NOLA Diary-Athon
This Thursday and Friday, 11 of us will be publishing diaries all having to do with New Orleans, her recovery from the federal flood, and Katrina. These are all important issues which, ...
|Will Bush Flee To Paraguay?
No, I don't mean immediately--though that would be nice. I mean, after the next President is inaugurated. Because a massive compound supposedly is being prepared for Bush and his family in that ...
|Another Reason I Like Barnes & Noble
Bear with me for doing some volunteer advertising here for one of my several "homes away from home," a store which provides a feast for the senses. If you regularly ...
|Colombia Vs. Venezuela & Ecuador: Why This Is Important
While the big world news story NBC Nightly News and other news outlets have been focusing on has been the fact that Prince Harry has been fighting in Afghanistan, something major has been going on ...
|Finally I'm Getting Help
Just couldn't wait until tomorrow to share my good news! This afternoon I had my appointment at the neighborhood clinic. The doctor was not only a very nice guy (which is always good in a doctor) ...
|Katrina Diary-athon #1: Now Recruiting
The purpose of this diary is to recruit all NOLA Kossacks and others who care about and love New Orleans and support her recovery and that of the rest of the over Great-Britain-sized area devastated ...
|Extremely Annoying Anti-Obama Crap
Bear with me for posting what must be the millionth Barack Obama diary ever since it started being rumored that he was going to campaign. But because it seems there isn't anything substantive they ...
|LA-01 Endorsement And Idea From An Illinois Gal With Katrina Brain
While unfortunately I'd been unable to participate by writing a diary for the Gilda Reed diary-athon during the past couple of days because of ...
|Do I Have To Kill Myself Before They'll Help Me????
The "they" refers to the Human Service Center in Peoria, Illinois--but I'm getting ahead of myself. Last Friday night, I decided that I really couldn't wait for my Feb. 29th appointment at the ...
|Thanks--And Wish Me Luck
First of all, I want to thank everyone who read "I Hate Writing About Myself...." and provided their stories, helpful ...
|I Hate Writing About Myself....
when it comes to personal problems. They're difficult to write about. And I know there are folks who've far worse problems and who are in far worse shape and in far worse situations than I am. And I'...
|Where Was Obama Thursday? Or Extremely Annoying Brian Williams Update #10
It's been about two months since I last published one of these diaries. But that doesn't mean Brian Williams, owned and operated by GE, the world's largest defense contractor, and NBC Nightly News, ...
|Don't Give To The Red Cross
If you want to donate to the tornado survivors in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, a better bet would be to make your donation to any charity other than the Red Cross. Other ...
|Politico Stole Two Elections
Note: Originally I'd planned on posting this Friday, but the library was closed due to bad weather. But it's still current... Below the fold is how Politico screwed Katrina/Rita/flood ...
|Bush's NOLA Surprise
In last year's State of the Union address (which I'd taken to calling his State of Denial address for this very reason) Bush had never said a word about New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, or Katrina--as ...
|Meta: Why Can't I Log Into MyDD?
On Saturday I signed up for an account with MyDD. After providing a User Name, an e-mail address, and password, I received the message that I was going to receive a confirmation e-mail. The e-...
|Gulf Coast Civic Works Debate Question: Vote
As anybody who regularly watches candidates' debates knows, questions about Katrina and New Orleans have been extremely rare, even though this is a valid national campaign issue. Here's a chance to ...
|Bring NOLA To The Debates--Pass It On
Times Picayune columnist Chris Rose recently has an interesting idea. He tells in this column how he ...
|Edwards: Better, But Disappointing
John Edwards' remark Monday night about having opened his campaign in the Lower 9th and saying he thought Americans were surprised at how much devastation still remains in New Orleans came just in ...
|How Would Rev. MLK, Jr. Feel?
Bear with me for posting a Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-themed diary a day late. Because of the holiday, the libraries where I do my computer work were closed. And last night's Democrats' debate,
|Don't Kick Louisiana When She's Down
I thought I could let this go at first, but this is still bothering me four days later. So I've decided it's time to say something. Monday afternoon, under ...
|Why A New Orleans Presidential Debate Is Necessary
Last night, Brian Williams, or, as HuffPo's Rachel Sklar says he's called behind his back, "BriWi," ...
|Cry For NOLA And Mississippi, Hillary
Jesse Jackson, Jr., in stumping for Barack Obama, was correct in pointing out after the New Hampshire primary that Hillary Clinton did not cry for Katrina. Apparently, based on what's above the ...
|Kossack Kompetition #2
What do you predict will happen in 2008? In Kossack Kompetition #2 you will be invited to delve into the innermost recesses of your mind and take a good long look into the future. But first, ...
|Letting NOLA, Gulf Region Down
One thing all the presidential candidates, Democrat or Republican, have in common is the following: None who spoke after the New Hampshire primary brought up New Orleans or Katrina. Huffpo'...
|What Obama Must Do Now....
that he's won Iowa, already has won in Dixville Notch, and could win New Hampshire's primary today is live up to his campaign slogan "Change We Can Believe In." He would be ...
|Kossack Kompetition #1
What was the Most Extremely Annoying News Story of 2007? You couldn't have made this up--Friday, when the Obama/Huckabee victories had practically rendered Iowa old news, the media on a cable ...
|The Road To Nowhere
NOLA and post-Katrina issues are not out of mind just because they might be out of sight. This diary is a reminder that these elections, at their heart, are about more than "my candidate can ...
|Dear Jon Bon Jovi: NOLA Needs You.
I understand per a cable news report I heard New Year's Day that you have been completed renovating several homes for the poor in ....
|Dear kos: Remember New Orleans
Over 28 months after Katrina hit and and her levees failed, much has been going on in New Orleans that the mainstream media isn't telling you about. And on those rare occasions like the recent City ...
|When Animals Attack
Overcovered in a shameless play to the cheap seats for at least the past three days has been the fatal attack Christmas Day on 17-year-old Carlos Susa and two others who were injured by Tatiana, a ...
|I'm Too Sad.....
because of a situation that has been weighing heavliy on my mind. Bear with me for not feeling up to posting an upbeat post-Christmas diary. For I am heartsick over the news of what happened in ...
|Nataline Sarkysian And Louisiana
Heartbreaking is the story of Nataline Sarkysian, the 17-year-old for whom CIGNA denied payment for a liver transplant, then reversed its decision when it was too late. My intent here is not to ...
|Obama: Don't Forget NOLA
As of now I haven't seen any recent diaries on where Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton stand on New Orleans. Neither one, nor the rest of the pack, has been treating New Orleans and Katrina recovery ...
|Meta: I Need Some E-Mail Help...
setting up a couple of e-mail accounts. I don't have a computer at home so I need a couple of accounts I can access from the library or wherever else I am. Currently I have an e-mail address ...
|Finally--Or Brian Williams Update #9
Omitted this time has been "Extremely Annoying," and here's why: For the first time in a long time I was not Extremely Annoyed by Brian Williams and NBC Nightly News. Because, after 73 newscasts ...
|Louisiana And Mississippi Children Still Suffer
According to a recent article in the New York ...
|Call to Action, Or Extremely Annoying Brian Williams Update #8
About a year ago it was said that NBC Nightly News was doing the best job of the Big Three networks at covering Katrina's aftermath. But this has changed. Like much of the rest of the mainstream ...
|This Really Bothers Me.....
The Great Forgetting among Kossacks and others goes on. The other day I ran across a diary whose author had listed his (her?) favorite unsung diarists. I noticed a glaring omission: Anybody who ...
|Surprises, Or Extremely Annoying Brian Williams Update #7
Here are the surprises: Saturday morning I visited the Daily Nightly entry on which I posted my Open Letter ...
|Open Letter, Or Extremely Annoying Brian Williams Update #6
Even though previous e-mails of mine that I'd sent Daily Nightly in early September have not appeared--perhaps having been censored, I thought I'd give that blog a piece of my mind regarding Williams'
because of the "Great Forgetting." That's how commonscribe eloquently and originally described what has ...
|Where Was Brad Pitt? (Or Extremely Annoying Brian Williams Update #5)
Due to having been busy diarying more important matters, I haven't written any Brian Williams diaries lately, but that doesn't mean he and NBC Nightly News haven't been Extremely Annoying in the ...
|Ole Miss Should Not Host A Debate
The first nominees' debate of 2008 is slated for Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi on Sept. 26. Ole Miss has to be the most undeserving debate venue and Oxford the most unqualified community selected, ...
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