Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

March 16, 2007

We Have a Major Pet Food Recall

Filed under: Civic Blogging,New Orleans — Tags: — Morwen Madrigal @ 6:52 pm

Here’s the link. Use this link Saturday to identify all of the brands affected.

Thank the Goddess I DON’T use store brands or that IAMS or Eucabuna crap from the pet emporiums either… all are part of the recalled batches.

We love our babies. There is no way I’m putting them in danger. Cheap chuck roast, home ground and cooked, here I come!

More on MWI’s Past Dealings

I love Facing South, from the Institute For Southern Studies. Here’s their piece on Moving Waters Industries (MWI) and some deeper info concerning their past pump deals.

March 14, 2007


Filed under: New Orleans — Tags: — Morwen Madrigal @ 11:55 pm

I have many friends offering safe places and opportunities for our little Trans Compound. “Get out of the swamps Morwen!”

Sorry girls, I elect to stay here at home and fight the battle for New Orleans. I see big gains, not just small ones. You all will always be safe here, and that’s all I’m concerned about: the HERE and NOW.
Here’s some lyrics that I follow… sorry to be away from the community, but what’s going down here is much more important.

“Conviction of the Heart”, Kenny Loggins:

Where are the dreams that we once had?
This is the time to bring them back.
What were the promises caught
On the tips of our tongues?
Do we forget or forgive?
There’s a whole other life waiting to be lived when…
One day we’re brave enough
To talk with conviction of the heart.
And down your streets I’ve walked alone,
As if my feet were not my own
Such is the path I chose,
Doors I have opened and closed
I’m so tired of living this life,
Fooling myself, believing we’re right when…
I’ve never given love
With any conviction of the heart.
One with the Earth, with the sky
I believe we’ll survive
If we only try…
How long must we wait to change
This world bound in chains that we live in
To know what it is to forgive,
And to be forgiven?
It’s been too many years of talking now.
Isn’t it time to stop somehow?
Air that’s too angry to breathe
Water our children can’t drink
You’ve heard it hundreds of times
You say you’re aware, believe and you care, but…
Do you care enough
To talk with conviction of the heart?

I’m convinced that here in New Orleans is the battle for our times, not the illegal war in Iraq, but the battle for the soul of an American community under siege by the powers of money and propriety. Those who wish to purge this city of it’s “detriments” can kiss my panty-clad tush.

I love the people of New Orleans, and for you freaks that advise us to cut our “losses” as per poor folk, just freakin’ god-damn sod off! I’ve reserved a place in your Christian hell for positions for your worthless spirits.
Sinn Fein!

I could add further lyrics concerning the battle we in New Orleans face, but you could also write them yourselves.

Corps Install Faulty Drain Pumps in 2006

Filed under: Corps of Engineers,Drainage,Levees,New Orleans — Tags: , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 9:42 pm

This story has been all over the Blogosphere today. I picked it up late last night, but was too tired to address the report.

Tonight, Matt at “Fix the Pumps” hands us a link to the Memo of the testing of these pumps by MWI, the pumps’ manufacturers (Bush-community friends, BTW.).

I spent almost ten years as a Nuclear Engineer with the Navy. I know how to read reports on equipment specs and testing. These memos show a horror story of the desire for money over providing a product that many people must depend on for their safety and the safety of their property. I am completely appalled at the lack of oversight and integrity in the construction of these pumps that were to protect us from flooding in New Orleans. I am also furious that the Corpse installed pumps that they knew were faulty, and then telling the city and the State that things would be okay pre-’06 Hurricane season!

It’s past time to hire the Dutch.

March 13, 2007

Holy Cross Can Be in Gentilly

Filed under: Gentilly,New Orleans,Rebuilding — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 7:38 pm

Tonight an announcement was made by FEMA in a draft referendum of agreement.

Holy Cross, welcome to Gentilly!


Like Freakin’ “DUH!”

Filed under: Crime,New Orleans,NOLA Politics — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 3:31 am

OMG! Sweet Zombie Jezuz! Warren Riley has seen the light?

I’m not touching this one lest I completely lose it. Screw it! Gotta do something with this one:

“We are focusing now on hardcore offenders,” Riley said at a news conference updating the efforts of a joint federal and local task force. “We are slowly pulling away from the minor violations.”  

Warren honey… did ya’s really think going after the little criminals would allow you to actually stop the kingpins? ‘Eh?

Riley has previously reasoned that clearing the streets of street-corner dealers and addicts would put pressure on the most likely murderers and murder victims. 

Is this considered reasoning, or taking the easy way out Mr. Chief Honcho who ignores your best people’s advice. (I stated your best people, not your fluffers.)

T-P Link 

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.

March 10, 2007

Levees.Org Has Videos has come up with some good short videos that outline what is needed to protect the Metro area from Tropical storms and flooding. They also cover MRGO and levee failures in the city.

Give ‘em a look-see!

March 9, 2007

I Want Don Powell’s Head on a Pike in My Yard…

WWL had this piece yesterday, and I was just way too fucking angry to respond then, but I’m a little calmer now (NOT!)

“President Bush’s top man in charge of the Gulf Coast recovery said that 18 months after Katrina, conditions in New Orleans are ‘better than he thought’ they would be.” 

WTF exactly does Powell mean by this? Better? Dammit! Folks have no homes, no jobs, no healthcare, no Psych care… Freakin’ nothing after 18 months of living in Post-Federal Flood New Orleans. That cesspool called NYC got immediate relief after some Saudis decided to crash planes into the WTC. We here in New Orleans are still trying to rebuild our lives a year and a half later whilst wading through red tape and misery.

And then this walking penis states that, “Things are better than he thought they would be.”? Shit white boy… we have recovered much faster than this from natural disasters, but I just guess that it being a Federally mandated catastrophe makes stuff different. Wake up and smell the mold asshole: WE ARE NOT FREAKIN” OK! (Only a policy wonk could see things this way.)

Donnie boy? I want you to walk through Gentilly with me, through the Lower Ninth, Mid-City, Lakeview and NW Carrolton and then look me in the eye and explain how things are doing better than your guv’mit expected. I want you to face me and tell me what you jerks “expected” to happen. Then I’ll behead your sorry ass and place your pained expression on a pike in my front yard.

The excesses and material nature of your National Culture are slowly killing us down here in the swamps. You pay lip-service to helping us rebuild after a Federally created disaster to our lives. I want your damn lips to kiss my panty-clad ass, and then make things right.

The Independent Gets It Right!

Filed under: New Orleans — Tags: — Morwen Madrigal @ 3:38 pm

Here’s an interesting, and spot-on take, of what our people are going through down here with the recovery from the Federal Flooding of new Orleans. The Independent UK.)

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