Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

March 12, 2007

Danger: March 31st…

Just when you thought it was safe. A moment to catch your breath from the trials of living in Nolantis… comes the demon from the swamp, rising….

“It’s the Apocalypse! The Apocalypse!”

GEEK DINNER III! ” The Gathering Gabbering” Where the NOLA Bloggers dine, drink and socialize with each other. (and create things like The Rising Tide.)

BTW- Scout from First Draft will be down with some volunteers too!
Check out DangerBlonde on this friends.

January 6, 2007

Enough is Fucking ENOUGH!

Filed under: Civic Blogging,Crime,Event,New Orleans — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 9:55 pm

6 people killed in 24 hours?

One a possible domestic quarrel, 4 the usual gang retaliation crap, and the other seems to be a forced entry.

Curtsey to Loki.

Update- Here’s the link to NOLA Against Crime

August 16, 2006

Rising Tide Poster

Filed under: Civic Blogging,Event,New Orleans — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 2:58 pm
The Rising Tide Conference

August 11, 2006

Rising Tide Convention!

Filed under: Civic Blogging,Event,New Orleans,Think New Orleans — Tags: , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 7:47 pm

Rising Tide’s Convention schedule is now available. Please plan to attend, or else.

August 2, 2006

No Fireworks For Katrina…

Filed under: Aside,Civic Blogging,Event,New Orleans — Tags: , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 6:59 pm

It seems that Mayor Baldy has changed his mind on how the city will observe the first anniversary of Katrina and the Deluge.

Here’s the T-P’s report:

Nagin removes comedy show, fireworks from Katrina anniversary activities

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said today that his administration is scraping controversial plans to include fireworks and a comedy show among activities commemorating the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina later this month.

Nagin had come under fire last month after his administration announced the inclusion of such festive events in what was billed as “three days of reflection” on the storm, which killed more than 1,300 when it hit Aug. 29. Residents and community leaders attacked the fireworks and comedy show, and City Council members distanced themselves from the plans, announcing their own list of activities.

Nagin last week suggested he did not have any problem with the original program.

“As far as the criticism of whether this is too celebratory, I guess I’m becoming a little immune to criticism these days,” he said last week. “As far as fireworks is concerned, that’s not my push. I’m just going with the flow on that one.”

But on Wednesday Nagin said the activities were part of an “evolving” program.

Now when are we going to hear that the Gala Ball for rich shits is cancelled?

July 26, 2006

Katrina Dinner 2006

Filed under: Event,New Orleans — Tags: , — Morwen Madrigal @ 2:08 pm

Here’s an interesting commemerence project for all of us that call New Orleans OUR home.


July 24, 2006

“Crescent City Dis-Connection”

Filed under: Civic Blogging,Event,Louisiana,New Orleans — Tags: , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 4:33 pm

Today the Mayor’s Office released details of the Commemoration Farce of the first anniversary of the arrival of Katrina and the subsequent failure of the Corps’ engineering work that flooded 80% of the city. It’s going to be a high-toned affair over three days and nights. There are basically four venues: Harrahs, the Morial Convention Center, the Arena and the Superdome.

From what I can see on the Events Schedule, there are only a few that the public is invited to attend. Much of it all requires tickets, especially for the Masquerade Gala (Diamond & Platinum tickets only). I guess the Mayor’s Office only wants us locals to be around as extras for the One New Orleans Procession and the fireworks display. Maybe we will be asked to show for the laying of wreaths at the levee breaks.

Outside of the wreaths thing, none of the rest seems to fit with what all of us locals need to be doing that day: hugging friends, sharing food, helping clean the place up, saying prayers for all who were killed by the Corps’ arrogance and follies or just sitting in quiet reflection of what the last year has brought to our lives.

And this B/S fireworks show? Fireworks are for a celebration. Most of us have little to celebrate at Year One Post-Deluge. If there was to be fireworks, I think the proper target should be us shelling City Hall with missiles, and glint of torches reflecting off the pitchforks and axes that the locals are bearing. “Come down from thy tower Chocolate Ray…”

This entire delusional soiree is not what we need the folks around the world to see. The PTB are “dissing” New Orleanians. They show a total disconnect with the realities of what the populace here actually face. The Upper Crust should be ashamed of themselves. Screw you all!

I’m also confused: we still don’t have a Master Plan for the rebuilding, but they managed to put this shit together? Fuck you very much Mr. Groundhog Mayor! Glad to see you have finally come out of your burrow for a party you prick!

Sinn Fein!

What others are saying.

And here… 


July 10, 2006

Independance Day in New Orleans- A Film

Filed under: Community Planning,Event,New Orleans — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 3:31 pm

I picked this up from TruthOut. Nice little film concerning the bad dealings of HANO over the fate of the St. Bernard projects.

Also, it shows the tenacity of the tenents in getting back their homes in a New Orleans’ style.

Sinn Fein!

Thousands Return to N.O. on Katrina Anniversary to Demand Housing

This could be something that we NOLA Bloggers could help support via our work during the Rising Tide Convention:

“Survivors of Hurricane Katrina and the People’s Organizing Committee are organizing a Come Back Home Campaign for the week of the one-year anniversary of the devastating hurricane. Displaced survivors who are living all over the country will gather in Washington, DC from August 24th through 26th. They will pitch tents and camp out on the federal government to demand their right to return home. On August 27th and 28th, these survivors will be pitch their tents in Baton Rouge, LA, in front of the state capitol to put pressure on the state government of Louisiana for their right to return home. On August 29th, 2006, the anniversary of the Katrina Disaster, survivors will make their demands to return home heard by the city council of New Orleans, and they will camp out on city hall.”

Read more…

Other Links-

Rising Tide Convention

July 9, 2006

Bloggers Wanted For Geek Dinner!

Filed under: Civic Blogging,Event,New Orleans — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 5:06 pm

Five days to go folks, and then we will have the first Geek Dinner Friday night. (No, this is not a Hellenic dinner.)

Contact Maitri, Alan, or me for details and RSVPs. You can also check out the event here.

See’s ya’s there!

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