Vice President Biden is visiting the Gulf Goast today under a storm of anger and a natural one in the western part of the Gulf of Mexico.
Across the that region, members of the seafood industry are upset and concerned about the growing desperate plight of their families and businesses.
As each day goes by, another seafood industry icon closes while the industry leaders assert that there is plenty of shrimps and fish safe to eat and available to go to market.
And, as June now makes way for July, and as days of this crises mount, local government officials are getting more frantic, disillusioned and upset at what they see as BP and the federal government’s slow, inadequate and sometimes feeble response.
On Monday, Governor Bobby Jindal's Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary issued this press release in relationship to the DeepWater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
BATON ROUGE - In a letter to BP America's Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles on Monday, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine requested $10 million from BP to provide mental health services to Louisiana residents affected by the oil spill.
Last night, long serving U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) passed away at the age of 92. Byrd was first elected 52 years ago in a much different era. Before his Senate career, Byrd was a recruiter for the KKK. Three years after he supposedly left the organization, he was still writing letters on behalf of the organization. In 1946, Byrd wrote the Imperial Wizard of the KKK, “The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia” and “in every state in the Union.”
The chamber of Martin Feldman, the US District Judge in New Orleans, who overruled the very controversial six-month moratorium overturning the ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill has released a statement that refers to his prior ownership of Exxon stock.
"The judge was told by his broker that the stock was sold at the opening of the market in New York on Tuesday, June 22nd and several hours before the Court made its decision.
He only learned about his stock ownership at 9:45 pm Monday the 21st and because he remembered that Exxon, who was not a party litigant in the moratorium case, nevertheless had one of the 33 rigs in the Gulf, the judge instructed his broker to sell Exxon and XTO as soon as the market opened the next morning.
The judge doesn’t know whether there was a profit or a loss on the sale."
Chamber of Judge Martin Feldman
Last week, Bayoubuzz published the following column
Giants director of player development,
Though the injury occurred as Jones was ending a detour along street car tracks which has become an unfortunate driving hobby for New Orleans, the Giants have no cause to recover any of his signing bonus, because under the current labor law signing bonus money can be recovered only if a player holds out, retires or violates the steroid policy.
New York Giants rookie safety Chad Jones and former two-sporter at LSU, was involved in a serious auto accident early Friday morning. He suffered injuries that cast his football career in doubt.