JohnBarry Named KdV King for 2014

While Jindal fiddles, our wetlands burn. The cancer brought by nutrient starvation and oil business draglines is consuming Louisiana's coastline at a rate of acres per day. Krewe du Vieux has seen the malignancy, and we have elevated it through our satire; yet all the satire and derision we can muster, and all the political pressure we can bring to bear has failed to awaken our Governor from his Beltway Dreams.

There is no more important issue to Louisianians alive today than stopping this cancer of wetlands loss. The US Army Corps itself has acknowledged that there will be no "Cat 5" protection for New Orleans without wetlands. Still, acres per day are lost.


These issues are not lost upon our Royal Leader. With a naïveté and gumption that only a transplant could possess, our King has given voice to our pain. In a voice most worthy of Krewe du Vieux, our King has scandalized those in power who try to turn away from our illness. The coastal restoration plan is the prescription to begin the healing of our cancer, yet our dithering government will let this patient die before taking decisive action, though the cure is laid before them. They will not buy the cure unless they are forced.

Our Leader has seen this. Our King has proclaimed from his seat on the board SELA Flood Protection Authority that the Governor's Masters should pay. Our King convinced his board to file the lawsuit against the oil majors that has demanded the attention of our political class. And decisive action WAS taken, and quickly. Governor Jindal forced our King off of that board.

Jindal was, however, denied the words of warning that Obi-Wan delivered to Darth Vader. How could he know "If you strike me down now, I will become more powerful than you possibly could imagine."

The cure is at hand, but it must be paid for. There is no man more vocal in delivering that message than our King. Beware Chevron! Beware Jindal! Heed, Garrett Graves!! Krewe du Vieux has selected their King, and He has become more powerful than you possibly could imagine! Hail King John Berry! King of Krewe du Vieux 2014!







The Krewe du Vieux’s seventeen subkrewes will each present their own interpretations of the theme. Subkrewes include the Krewe of C.R.U.D.E., Krewe of Space Age Love, Krewe of Underwear, Seeds of Decline, Krewe of Mama Roux, Krewe of L.E.W.D., Krewe of Drips and Dis- charges, Krewe of K.A.O.S., Knights of Mondu, T.O.K.I.N., Krewe Rue Bourbon, Krewe de C.R.A.P.S., Mystic Krewe of Spermes, Mystic Krewe of Comatose, Mystic Krewe of Inane, and Krewe du Mishigas.

Also marching will be many of the city’s top brass bands. Showcasing the local brass band talent is one of many Krewe du Vieux traditions not eligible for coverage under the health care reform bill.