New Orleans' electric grid needs a rebuild. Who will pay for it? https://www.nola.com/news/business/who-will-pay-to-bolster-new-orleans-electric-grid/article_a054dcb8-9130-11ee-8d22-b7cd71acf51a.html One of the biggest #NOLA problems besides geology and geography remains its crumbling infrastructure. A for-profit electrical power provider Entergy doesn’t really care. The people of New Orleans are screwed.
As NOPD drones take to the skies, a concerned public weighs costs, benefits https://www.nola.com/news/crime_police/nopd-drones-spawn-debate-over-costs-benefits/article_bd1f53f6-908a-11ee-acf6-23b6c28cb9df.html #NOLA and NOPD should use the drones to track mayor Can’trell. Maybe that way we can figure out what this loser is really doing.
Guardian: ‘You’re only as sick as your secrets’: New Orleans clergy abuse bankruptcy is uniquely acrimonious
The church is using legal tactics to prevent testimony from survivors and spur expensive inquiries into its critics
A K-12 cyberattack hit thousands of people in Louisiana. They're still in the dark months later. https://www.nola.com/news/cyberattack-data-breach-hits-st-landry-parish-school/article_9a464bf8-6a7c-5d1b-a35c-f7d5c4066de5.html #edtech #edusec #NOLA #ransomware @PogoWasRight @brett @funnymonkey via @mkeierleber and colleagues
Back in the pool today. I realized I wouldn't like one of those pools where you swim against the current. What I like is the feeling I'm gliding through the water like a wind-up toy fish in a bathtub.
The back injury in June is mostly just a memory, but I'm still working to regain the stamina I lost. I did 1240 yards in 40 minutes, slow and only my minimum, but I'm in the water.
NOLA: A Southwest Airlines passenger was detained at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport after he allegedly opened a plane's emergency hatch and ran out onto the tarmac Sunday night, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. #NOLA #NewOrleans #aviation (maybe paywall) https://www.nola.com/news/crime_police/man-arrested-after-using-planes-emergency-hatch-at-msy/article_66350fd6-8d1f-11ee-9457-eb6cc80aa418.html#tncms-source=featured-2
Ian McNulty: Post-Thanksgiving restaurant picks to refresh the palate or get more gumbo https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/eat-drink/new-orleans-restaurant-recommendations-after-thanksgiving/article_582b3cc6-84aa-11ee-b29a-87628a76e1bb.html Yummy #NOLA dining experiences.
Went to Rouse's today—yes, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. It was delightful. All of us late shoppers in there together. And the conversations, because it was mostly groups shopping ("Now, that's enough lemons, we don't need any more lemons.") A totally communal experience.
"Entergy's nuclear plant north of Baton Rouge was forced into temporary emergency shutdown"
https://www.nola.com/news/business/why-faubourg-brewery-ended-new-orleans-east-expansion-plan/article_4beba440-855f-11ee-997e-6fe1e5cd9895.amp.html?utm_medium=nondesktop&utm_source=push&utm_campaign=tecnaviaapp And just like that, #NOLA loses yet another major business due to the huge costs associated with operating in #NOLA, a third-world country.
https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/festivals/rolling-stones-headed-to-2024-new-orleans-jazz-festival/article_cd063c7c-87b5-11ee-904c-3f15b52cf3cc.amp.html?utm_medium=nondesktop&utm_source=push&utm_campaign=tecnaviaapp Fucking barf. What used to be a nice local festival focusing on #NOLA JAZZ and HERITAGE has now turned into a huge money grab with less local MUSIC and HERITAGE and all about the tourists. I haven’t been the last three years, and looks like I won’t be going back anytime soon.
https://www.nola.com/news/politics/federal-investigation-into-mayor-latoya-cantrell-intensifies/article_3611078e-875b-11ee-9894-534348c050dd.html?utm_medium=nondesktop&utm_source=push&utm_campaign=tecnaviaapp this article may be behind a paywall, but the subject is great: #NOLA mayor Can’trell is under Federal investigation, and that investigation is allegedly “heating up.” Good!!! She deserves it.
Check out our great big list of New Orleans 2023 holiday events: lights, music, festivals https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/new-orleans-2023-holiday-events-lights-music-markets/article_4e438b36-8749-11ee-9dee-3fe6fe8a4181.html #NOLA
#LAwx #NOLA At this time, the timing for the severe weather risk will be generally after sunset today, racing east across the area through the night into Tuesday morning. The greatest confidence for severe storms remains to be across areas along an north of I-10/12 and west of I-59, with less confidence on the eastward and southern extent. However, be weather aware for all areas overnight tonight.
#LAwx #NOLA Slight to Enhanced risk of severe weather tonight into Tuesday morning. Expecting scattered to numerous severe storms, especially for areas across southwestern Mississippi with isolated tornadoes, some strong, damaging winds and large hail possible. Stay weatheraware. Have multiple ways to receive warnings and know where your safe place is in the even you need to take shelter.
Jackson statue on Jackson Square with the Cathedral of St Louis in the background #NOLA
2010 or so, I was walking to a conference at the #NOLA convention center when I noticed a crowd of people in a side street. As I watched a garage door opened up, a wave of cannabis smoking wafted out and everyone lined up. I got in line because, yes please! Eventually I asked the stoned dude what he was serving,
"Shrimp Etouffee sub"
That was, by at least a 30% margin, the best sandwich I've ever had.
#NOLA #coffee #pride #Louisiana
I love how even the most conservative southern states have these big liberal enclaves. Just came from the Garden District in Baton Rouge where pride flags and BLM signs were proudly displayed - now in the Warehouse District in New Orleans which has a similar welcoming feel.
New Orleans / Louisiana friends - Election day, if you haven't voted, please do.
Important harm mitigation. Too many didn't bother to vote in the first election, so we have an incoming MAGAt Governor elect. But the important offices of Secretary of State, Attorney General, and State Treasurer depend on today's election.
#LAwx #NOLA Slight risk of severe weather Monday into Monday night. Isolated to scattered severe storms forecast with the highest threat Monday night across all of Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. The highest threat will be along and north of the I-10/12 corridor. Damaging winds, hail, tornadoes, and localized street flooding in poorly drained areas will all be possible. Now is the time to review your severe weather safety plan i
https://www.audacy.com/wwl/news/local/homeless-encampment-dismantled-tents-and-more-trashed I’m hopeful that these people are being taken care of, but I absolutely don’t trust #NOLA city government, and you shouldn’t either.
#LAwx #NOLA Another day of breezy and cloudy weather with off an on drizzle is expected today. Highs will warm to near 70. Skies will begin to gradually turn partly cloudy tonight, and these partly cloudy skies will linger through Saturday night. Temperatures will also warm into the lower 70s both Friday and Saturday. Lows will dip to near 60 both tonight and tomorrow night. However, a front moving through on Saturday will push some cooler a
Me: I'm never going to actually play #Shadowrun so there's no need for me to buy any more books, especially not PDFs.
Catalyst: What about your love of #NOLA, though?
Me: Damn. 💸
https://www.iowa.media/2023/11/14/city-of-new-orleans-to-remove-homeless-encampments-this-friday/ This is big “foreign news,” but isn’t even covered adequately by The Times-P / local #NOLA media. Why? Obviously because we don’t care enough about our homeless people. Truly a sad state of affairs.
Blast from the past for #NOLA folks… a postcard from Martin Bros. Restaurant on the Chef Menteur Highway, 1939-1978.
Funny thing… when I was a kid our phone number was one number off from Martin Bros., and they were open 24 hours. Sometimes in the middle of the night our phone would ring, Dad would groggily answer it, then take their order and tell them it'd be ready for pickup in 20 minutes.
#PublicTransit advocates and #cyclists in #Louisiana needed to complete a survey on local mobility needs for the DOTD’s Statewide Transportation Plan, a long-term initiative to establish a multimodal transit system in #LA.
#FuckCars #WarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CFB #CarBrain #BikeTooter #cycling #CollegeFootball #StrongTowns #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #LSU #LA #AutofreiLA #NOLA #NewOrleans #Lafayette #LakeCharles #Tigers #LSUTigers #LouisianaState #LAState
#LAwx #NOLA Heavy rain is expected next week in association with a developing area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico. While widespread rain amounts of 3-6 inches are expected, it will fall over a period of several days lowering the flooding threat. That combined with the existing drought conditions should make this a mostly beneficial rain for the area.
New Orleans of yesteryear: Picou's Bakery, Bayou Road & Dorgenois St. 1985 photo by Infrogmation, about when they closed. Buildings since demolished.
They were open 24 hours a day - during off hours one couldn't enter the store, but could order via a bullet-proof revolving tray window. Need a wedding cake at 2am? No problem, go to Picou's!
"New Orleans has four intake structures, two on each riverbank. [...]
One in Algiers has been out of service for at least 34 years, and the sole remaining west bank inlet has routinely had barges — some containing oil and chemicals — lashed to it over the past decades. Meanwhile, both east bank intake protection structures have remained unrepaired since tanker ships struck them in 2016 and again in 2021, when the 2016 damage had yet to be fixed."
#NOLA #NewOrleans #DrinkingWater
Matt McBride for WDSU New Orleans: New Orleans’ drinking water supply remains at risk.
Even through the saltwater threat has passed, its river intakes are vulnerable to accidents.
Morgus the Magnificent! New Orleans horror host of yesteryear digitally remastered - 9pm US Central Halloween night, broadcast on WYES 12.1, livestreamed on WYES website for those in the greater New Orleans area (or those who set their VPN to New Orleans for the evening).
Come check out the :_gaysparkle:Here and Queer :_gaysparkle: segments from yours truly :awesome:
Death to Fossil Fuels Funeral and Celebration!
"If they win, we die. If we win, we thrive."
Washington Park (700 Elysian Fields Ave)
New Orleans #Bulbancha
Sept. 17th, 2pm-till
An afternoon full of music, food, and discussion celebrating our power to say farewell to fossil fuels, care for each other, and thrive together!
@TexasObserver Great read, thank you for the suggestion!
Check out a little of the work I'm involved in with friends over here in #Bvlbancha (aka #NOLA and coastal regions)
We talk about and support and create Indigenous citizen efforts around this stuff and more in all sorts of ways...
Remember when the @NFL tried to claim that they owned “Who dat?” too? This is even more stupid than that. #NOLA
Dear NFL: Fuсk off, you don’t own the fleur de lis. Take it up with Louis XIV. #NOLA
THE FLEUR DE LIS IS ON THE NEW ORLEANS FLAG YOU ABSOLUTE FUCKNUCKLES.
The way I was rocking out the entire time
It's very cool, living in this state. Getting cooler all the time. Yep.
Other than signing up for ID protection services (which the state really needs to pony up for!) do head over to ssa.gov and set up your account. It's free and very easy and you don't want someone else to go do it first.
@w7voa More evidence of just how farkled-up the Catholic infestation is. Ask Mrs. Benson why she is funding all of their legal battles. It’s bullshit, that’s what it is. #NOLA remains both a legal and political wasteland where backroom dealings have always controlled the less-fortunates and have-nots.
Lastyear in May, we were returning on our day cruise on the Creole Queen and watching the clouds in hope that the rains held off until we could dock and walk back to our hotel. We barely made before the sky unleashed the rain!
Mississippi Riverside New Orleans Louisiana by Debra Martz https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/120112426