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August 15, 2006

Terrorists Threaten the Isle d’ Orleans!

In the early morning haze that floats above the Isle’s eastern border, an army of terrorists riding upon the backs of elephants bearing oyster rakes and legislation slime their way to the Pearl River. Their goal: to prevent our area from moving forward on Coastal Restoration until such time that Louisiana relents and starts allowing more river water to come through the Bonnet Carre Spillway into Ponchartrain.

Has Hannibal time-slipped to harm our little corner of steamy Paradise? No, it’s Mississippi’s Bigot Senator, Trent Lott. He insists that the water flow be increased into the lake in the possible chance that this will help revive the oyster farms in the Biloxi Marsh. To prove his point, he has had provisions installed in the latest authorization that will provide monies for the Corps to get to work on Coastal Restoration in SE Louisiana to be placed on hold until Louisiana acquieses and foots part of the cost of this project.

This plan was devised almost three decades ago, but never implemented. Why haven’t we enacted this delusional plan you ask? Scientists and environmentalists have maintained that the project will not provide the desired result, and instead wind up polluting the lake with run-off from the MidWest farms to create Dead Zones there. The area will LOSE healthy water ecosystems.
Science is now saying that the best thing to do for the MS oyster farms is to close MR.GO, thus ending the channel’s allowing of seawater intrusion into the marshes, and in time producing a healthier wetland, INCLUDING the Biloxi Marsh. Lott doesn’t wish to wait for the new solution. (wonder what he stands to gain in all of this. Hmmmm?)

Sorry Senator, the plan you endorse was created during the same period as many of the other water projects around here, and many of them FAILED miserably. What we we need at this point in time are new ways of looking at water projects. Good science, not that crap from the Seventies. The Coastal areas must be rebuilt , not just have new water dumped in. Let’s do this right this time, and the Biloxi Marsh will flourish in time.

It’s that, or we will annihilate your army with our gator cannons.

Sinn Fein!


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  1. Off the subject but of great importance…..Clayton James Cubitt will be here over the next week making portraits of survivors for use in public service announcements highlighting the need to reach out for help when it all gets to be too much. Anyone who would like to participate, contact:

    Comment by dangle24_7 — August 16, 2006 @ 1:01 pm

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