Posts In 5/2010

  • Oyster moves to The Lens
    1425 days ago

    I'm going to become the next opinion blogger for The Lens. So, heartiest self-congratulations to me!You may say: Good for…

  • Macondo Kids
    1425 days ago

    In the traditon of Katrina Kids and the Fema rap, are we going to have any federal sing-alongs to help…

  • Commentary by David C. Bellinger
    1426 days ago

    “We Get the Government we Deserve, or the Oil ‘catastrophe’ was Waiting to Happen so Don’t Blame BP!” by David…

  • Timshel!
    1426 days ago

    One of my all-time favorite Louisiana bloggers returns from hiatus to vividly express his frustration with the oilcano polluting our…

  • Federal Flood Cocktail recipe
    1427 days ago

    2 parts purple kool aid from the vat of formaldehyde we got in the back store room with Huey Long's…

  • bunny
    1427 days ago

    Karen alerts us to this Wapo Investigations blog post:The Houston-based company's efforts to repair Navy facilities following Hurricanes Ivan and…

  • Untitled
    1427 days ago

    So the new recovery czar Douglas O'Dell wants to know where all the hundreds of billions went to. Isn't that…

  • Gun rental
    1427 days ago

    The Gambit Weekly has had a string of excellent feature articles, and this week is no exception. Alison Fensterstock's piece…

  • Untitled
    1427 days ago

    Standing on the street at night, I notice Marcus looking at something. Far, far into the distance, I can barely…

  • "Imported brand of sin"
    1427 days ago

    Bad Bet on the Bayou pg 98What they objected to was Hemmeter's imported brand of sin. George Schmidt, a bandleader,…

  • Race for the prize
    1427 days ago

    I agree with Dambala's belief that "race" is a myth, and that race and culture are confused, often purposely (by…

  • Piss off, Ambassador
    1427 days ago

    Newsweek Ambassador Crocker:I think many people understand by now that this fundamental mistake—underestimating local rivalries and the intensity of resistance…

  • Untitled
    1427 days ago

    Thomas Frank WSJ:Conservatives of the 1930s, led by an upper-crust outfit called the American Liberty League, certainly felt that way.…

  • extremist rhetoric against obama
    1427 days ago

    Southern Baptist pastor prays for Obama's death.GOP House member says "Obama is an enemy of humanity".Glenn Beck says Obama is…

  • GOP pantheon
    1427 days ago

    Click the link to GOP.com's "Republican Heroes: see them all"So glad that there was an official, exhaustive collection at our…

  • High Five
    1427 days ago

    The Washington Monthly reviewed "Tinsel", an observant book about the surbabanite culture in the Metroplex during Christmastime. It quoted this…

  • Who dat say dey never seen a 'dat'?
    1427 days ago

    Balloon Juice reminds us of this oldy but goody.And if by some chance you are still not convinced, how ‘bout…

  • Nixon neutralizing enemies
    1427 days ago

    “He told us he was going to take crime out of the streets. He did. He took it into the…

  • Hitchens decalogue
    1427 days ago

    Read the whole thing if you haven't, but I quite like this line in Hitchens "The New Ten Commandments" piece…

  • "I wish... the Constitution vindicated limited govt. But it doesn't"
    1427 days ago

    I direct everyone (but especially the so-called "constitutional conservatives" who keep citing the tenth amendment in opposition to health insurance…

  • wikileaks tape shows that we need to watch more war video
    1427 days ago

    Pat says "Drink in these images. Drink them deep. This is war, and war is hell." Indeed.There's a false distinction…

  • Commentary by David C. Bellinger
    1427 days ago

    Re: David Vitter's prostitute scandal is target of Louisiana Democratic Party video, New Orleans Times-Picayune, By Bruce Alpert, April 28,…

  • Fit and finish
    1427 days ago

    Over the past two years, I've battled with the notion of saying something at YRHT that would do Ashley Morris…

  • "Flagship" school my ass
    1427 days ago

    Good.

  • "A horrible mistake"
    1427 days ago

    Marty Beckerman flags this revealing disclosure from the Cato liberty blog:In a Thursday panel at Cato on conservatism and war,…

  • Tea Party comes full circle, bites tail, begins self-devouring
    1428 days ago

    "Don't Tread on Me" Gadsden flag poster by fr_slingsandarrowsThe AP reports on the latest remarks from Tea Party darling Dr.…

  • "The rat symbolizes obviousness"
    1428 days ago

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  • Meat is...
    1428 days ago

    Thanks to my friend Jelly, who introduced me to the Front Yard Farmer blog which chronicles a New Orleanian's adventures…

  • Sludge Report
    1429 days ago

    WVUE Fox 8BP conceded Thursday that more oil than it estimated is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico as heavy…

  • Yikes
    1429 days ago

    Noladder points us to a Levees.org interview with Dr. Ivor Van Heerden, who is suing LSU for wrongful termination. According…

  • Beyond Priceless
    1430 days ago

    Michael Homan presents: Geauxjira.

  • "Your point is not well taken, because that is not what it means. I will refuse."
    1430 days ago

    Associated Press:BP said Wednesday it hopes to begin shooting a mixture known as drilling mud into the blown-out well in…

  • Awaiting Permission
    1430 days ago

    Since Katrina/FF, Gov. Bobby Jindal has often told audiences around the country that when it comes to dealing with bureacratic…

  • Election results
    1430 days ago

    David Weigel of the Washington Post reports on the following electoral shellacking in Arkansas, which may be of local interest:In…

  • It feels like the first time...
    1431 days ago

    Must admit, I liked Chris Rose's Gambit column this week.

  • Good morning. It's 10:59 in the A.M., and that means this is Perspectives
    1432 days ago

    I'm your host, Lionel Oyster and here is a collection of Macondo oil gusher opinions that I found interesting, amusing,…

  • 60 Minutes story on Deepwater Horizon disaster
    1433 days ago

    The interview with Deepwater Horizon's chief electronics technician Mike Williams is tremendously compelling television.Watch CBS News Videos OnlineProfessor Bea: "Houston,…

  • Yay! BP sucks hard
    1433 days ago

    The T-P has some very encouraging news:In the first step in nearly a month toward stopping a massive Gulf of…

  • Audits before plaudits, please
    1434 days ago

    A YRHT source passes along this interesting local news story from Nashville:Last year, then-Police Chief Ronal Serpas ridiculed a Metro…

  • Bring it ON!
    1435 days ago

    Via Suspect Device, we learnA group representing big industry in Louisiana that contends actions by the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic…

  • Concentrated hilarity
    1435 days ago

    Huge credit to Adrastos, who posted this tremendously entertaining Daily Show clip of Lewis Black obliterating Glenn Beck over his…

  • Fear of Iced Tea is the Mindkiller
    1435 days ago

    Wapo:The oil emerging from the reservoir nearly four miles below the surface is on the lighter end of the density…

  • Ever closer to the worst case scenario...
    1436 days ago

    Apologies for the long excerpts from this NYT story, but this is important.Two weeks ago, the government put out a…

  • We're Saved!
    1436 days ago

    There's too many ways to go with this one. Waterworld, Bodyguard, JFK... Feel free to have at it in the…

  • I was waiting for this one
    1436 days ago

    Weeks after the spill began, Jim Brown decides to join the online debate in his latest column published on various…

  • Catching a bad date in mid-air
    1436 days ago

    Twelve years ago today, I went on a first date with my future wife. It got off to a bad…

  • Noles in the news
    1436 days ago

    Florida State University graduates and attendees have been in the local news the past couple of days.1) Yesterday the Times…

  • Family values is the new gay
    1437 days ago

    Josh Marshall asks:Who's more likely to be gay? Unmarried, middle-aged woman or televangelist/family values pol? Seems like a toss up.But…

  • Forgotten flood
    1438 days ago

    Good for Taylor Swift, who donated $500k to flood-recovery efforts in Nashville. You can donate ten bucks by texting RED…

  • Worser and worser
    1438 days ago

    From Noladder, we find this MSNBC article which is (mis)titled "How bad can the spill get?" I don't dwell on…