Hats Off To New Orleans Opera Women’s Guild’s Mad Hatter Masquerade

Sunday, 27 February 2011 12:47

New Orleans area women are simply “mad” about the New Orleans’s Opera Women's Guild annual Mad Hatter luncheon and masquerade event.   This year, the Patron party was held on February 20 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stewart and the luncheon and masquerade were held on February 24 at the Astor Crowne Plaza.   The masquerade featured a very competitive best hat contest, fashion show,  and this year, the master of ceremonyies was "I am New Orleans, musician Vince Vance.

UN Security Council Sanctions Libya, Gadhafi While White House Says Leave
Saturday, 26 February 2011 21:06 Written by

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UN Considers Sanctions Vs. Gadhafi, Libyan Backers UN Considers Sanctions Against Gadhafi, Libyan Backers as Chaos Continues
Saturday, 26 February 2011 14:43 Written by

Libya is under a state of chaos as Indian evacuees from Libya have arrived in New Delhi and  UN Security Council diplomats are disagreeing over whether the violent assaults upon protesters should be referred to International Criminal Court.  A draft resolution includes travel bans, arms embargo, asset freeze of Gadhafi and his associates.

New Orleans Saints: Prime Brees, Shockey's Miami High
Saturday, 26 February 2011 14:13 Written by

SOME hither, others yon: Former Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey passed a physical for the Miami Dolphins trainers on Thursday. According to the Miami Herald, the negotiations have not yet intensified, but something is likely to happen fast if a deal is going to get done.  Shockey, who was a star at the University of Miami  currently lives in Miami. “It would be a dream to play for the Dolphins,” Shockey told the Miami Herald. “They’ve got great coaches – Tony Sparano and (tight ends coach) Dan Campbell. I played with Dan on the Giants. And they’ve got a bunch of good guys on that team.


“It’d be an honor to play here. But we’ll see. This is unchartered water for me.”

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/25/2084196/shockey-it-would-be-a-dream-to.html#ixzz1EzEt7qzu

Saints on how much longer can Drew Brees continue playing at his current Pro Bowl level: "He hasn't even finished the front nine yet and made the turn. With the way he's played for us the past five years, he's still a guy we can sell to other free agents who are thinking of coming here and even our own free agents who might be thinking of going elsewhere. 'Hey, come join us. We have Drew Brees  playing quarterback for us.' No, he' still playing at a very high level and I don't see any reason for that to change."...

However, there is a posting on Bleacher Report that suggests that New Orleans Saints do what it can to find a replacement for Brees should the star fade. 

According to the piece, Green Bay found Aaron Rodgers to back up Brett Farve but the Phoenix Cardinals did not do the same with Kurt Warner

by Ed Staton

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New Orleans Events: Mardi Gras Parades and Family Gras In Metairie
Saturday, 26 February 2011 13:49 Written by

With Mardi Gras, now in full swing, there's parades such as choctaw, Adonis, Pontchartrain, Nemesis and Olympia, Sparta, Caesar and Pygmalian  floating around.  Then, for family fun, try Family Gras in Metairie. 

Tis' the list from Frank Stansbury and LaFete News

Louisiana Public Policy Seminar: Teepell, Roemer, Greenstein, More
Thursday, 24 February 2011 13:48 Written by

If you have not had enough government or Louisiana politics, then come learn from the masters:

New Orleans, Do You Have Your Blakeley Disaster Plan On You?
Thursday, 24 February 2011 13:17

Stephen Sabludowsky, Publisher of BayoubuzzPeople of New Orleans, do you carry your personal plans with you?

After all, hurricanes have a way of just popping up at any time of the day or night almost as often as a crime gets committed on the streets of Katrina Alley.

Libya Gaddifi’s Friend Obama Bows To US Enemies, Terrorists
Thursday, 24 February 2011 12:09 Written by

Jeff Crouere--Louisiana PoliticsThe crisis in Libya is intensifying as emboldened citizens are attempting to overthrow their dictator Muammar Gaddifi, who has been terrorizing his own people since 1969.

Gaddifi is a brutal killer, who is using his military forces to target protesting Libyans. This brutal repression of the inspired attempt by the Libyan people to overthrow a dictatorship had led the Interior Minister and other key leaders to resign. In addition, the military is having second thoughts. For example, instead of dropping bombs on the innocent protesters, several pilots ejected from their aircraft and crashed the planes in an act of heroism.

Louisiana Jindal, Scott Walker And Duking It Out With The Public
Thursday, 24 February 2011 11:37

Stephen Sabludowky-Publisher of Bayoubuzz.comLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is quoted to say “Walker is "demonstrating remarkable political courage and showing what real leadership looks like." when recently referring to the Wisconsin’s governor Scott Walker’s national made-for-TV-soap opera co-starring the labor union and the international media.

That’s easy for Bobby to say.

Easy because he is actually on the sidelines looking in.

Where will Ex-New Orleans Saints Shockey End Up?
Thursday, 24 February 2011 09:37 Written by

Ed Staton--Louisiana SportsA day after he was released by the New Orleans Saints, tight end Jeremy Shockey said he is drawing interest elsewhere.

Shockey said he had a physical scheduled for Thursday with a team that is interested in him. Curiously, he didn't mention the team.

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