Y@ Speak: The sky is falling

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This week the city was inundated with rain, falling dust and debris from the best-reviewed hotel in New Orleans, and eager Lutheran teens. Might want to stay inside. Also this week: drama with Jon Johnson and Benjamin Landrieu, some Times-Picayune-related hiring news and more.

Y@ Speak 7/16-7/22

Storified by Gambit · Mon, Jul 23 2012 08:28:40
Mitt Romney arrived around 10:50 for his noon luncheon in Baton Rouge. No Romney or Jindal sightings. http://pic.twitter.com/4stxBmwZPaul Murphy
Romney and Jindal arrived at the City Club in Baton Rouge through a back door. Only one pool reporter allowed inside. No photos.Paul Murphy
I'm sad to leave The Times-Picayune after nine amazing years, but excited become the Music Industry Reporter for The (Nashville) Tennessean.Jaquetta White
WDSU News at 10 is on the air. We're watching you...are you watching us? http://pic.twitter.com/v5MVVupgScott Walker
Haha.. the son of @MayorLandrieu giving the @wdsu camera the finger after being arrested for drunk driving. http://pic.twitter.com/cYpLzcqFɥʇıǝʞ
I apologize to Tracey. Her attempt to honor UncleLionel came from a place of love & respect.I apologize to the Batiste family as they grieveWendell Pierce
NOLA, for sure. RT @sblampert: What city (other than Chicago) gave the show the warmest welcome?Peter Sagal
There's no shame quite like being caught subtweeting.Old Man Martin
Ever notice secret messages on our cans? Today's reads RIP Uncle Lionel. Love our Krewe, they are true blue New Orleans http://pic.twitter.com/1BAARoUrNOLABrewing
I hope @davidhammerWWL makes a pro wrestling like debut on WWLTV with entrance music & pyrotechnics. I knitted him wrestling attire, too.Ryan Smith
NOLA City Council: Always one or two indictments short of a quorum.skooks
So let me get this straight in the past 24 hours we have had a Judge resigned & a council member step down ..i guess its another day n #NOLAJ
HEY EVERYBODY LOOK OVER THERE!!! - Benjamin Landrieucopus
I saw Les Miles trending and was sure someone was making a jazz version of Les Mis.Michelle Collins
Are you a cat or dog person?Prytania Theatre
Gotta love the annual Lutheran convention. Super lucrative for us serving drinks downtown!Amber Carew
Thrilled beyond words. RT @NOLAnews: @Larry_Holder joins The Times-Picayune & @NOLAnews as a #NOLA #Saints reporter — http://bit.ly/Muw3kgLarry Holder
Just watched a totally wasted chick ask a table of Lutherans if they had any LSD.Old Man Martin
"Can we hire a Lutheran to stand in line at Galatoire's? I mean they're here for service."Erica Johnson
Let us pause today to remember how precious and sacred life is and keep the people of Colorado in our thoughts and prayers.Mary Landrieu
flash flood in the N.O.... leave ur exotics parked in high garages.... LifeSpitta
I am NOT kidding. Slow. The hell. Down. On my street. #nola #streetflooding http://pic.twitter.com/w4eN0tKPliprap
Pretty bad flooding on Elysian Fields! #nola http://yfrog.com/esqouofjBarri Bronston
UPDATED: Dead icons, rain, flood, mass murder, public masturbation, insect infestations, drought, Lutherans.Varg Vargas
Yes, that's a loaded Infinity stuck at Franklin and Florida @wdsu live at 4 with @CamilleWhit6 @ScottWalker6 http://pic.twitter.com/15WuaPCBTravers Mackel
Anywhere else in the country, 6" of rain would make headlines and you'd see places declared federal disaster areas. But we should move.fofalex
Thank u mrs Leah chase and August team big easy rocks http://pic.twitter.com/EPpxpReaMarcus Samuelsson
The Lutherans may fear the Lord, but they don not fear crossing against the light on Poydras.James Cullen
Grand Palace Hotel in New Orleans is no more! http://pic.twitter.com/XGEdOM4YDave Baker
Dust cloud from the Pallace Hotel creeps over Mid-City. http://pic.twitter.com/aKjGdfemDanny Monteverde
Commercial: Were you near the grand palace hotel implosion and are suffering from respirarotory problems? call (fill in the blank law firm)MR. #FISTPUMPS!!!
The Grand Palace hotel. Officials say it'll take a few months to clear the debris http://pic.twitter.com/0fqq5qw9Monica Hernandez
My fav moment from tonight's Breaking Bad. #notaspoiler http://pic.twitter.com/uDYAaBIuBrett

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