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Le Taz Hot

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August 29, 2012

Isaac stalled over New Orleans . . .

I'm watching a live feed on CNN and they're saying that it's stalled directly over New Orleans. They're saying the experts are stumped as to why it's just stopped moving. The winds are hurricane force (80 mph) but poor N'Awlins (my favorite city of all time, btw) is just getting hammered. I'm hearing there's now a huge storm surge as well.

Positive Vibes to residents of The Big Easy.


August 29, 2012

Website Listing Farms That Allow You to Pick-Your Own Produce

I tried to think where the best place to post this would be and the closest I could come was Cooking and Baking, so here goes.

After spending a small fortune on buying at the local farmers markets this summer in order to can for the winter, it dawned on me that there used to be farms that allowed you to pick-your-own produce at prices considerabley less than retail. Anyway, I went on a quest and found a really interesting site that lists pick-your-own farms by state and county. Here's the website.


August 24, 2012

The Sustainability Movement and Urban Farming

I was just sent this video link to an urban garden in Pasadena, CA and found it fascinating! This family has set up an entire farm on only 1/10th of an acre that includes not only fruits and veggies but poultry and goats. It's my dream set up AND he's completely off the grid. He said it took 10 years to build but his electric bill is $12.00 a month and the fuel for his vehicles is free. I was going to post this in the Gardening forum but then I thought it needed a wider audience. I'm hoping the Hosts agree.

For those who think that they can't grow much in the city this family shows how it's done.


August 24, 2012

A Significant Increase in Military Flights

the last two days. I live near a major Naval Air Force Base and an Air National Guard Base. Normally the War Games are scheduled for regular days and times. The last two days the activities have been constant. Literally day and night. These are large transports along with the usual jets. I've no idea what this means, if anything, just thought I'd share the observation.

August 22, 2012

So, what Senate seats do the Dems have a chance

to take from the Republicans?

I know Massachusetts and Warren/Brown. Last I checked they were in a dead heat.

McCaskill may still lose MO so that may be a loss there.

Is there anywhere else to actually gain some footing in the Senate?

I know DU has some poll wonks out there. What does it look like?

August 22, 2012

Did the Democrats miscalculate in MO?

From my understanding, this Akin character was actually running 3rd in the primaries. The McCaskill campaign poured money into the Akin campaign thinking that Akin was too bat-shit crazy to be actually be elected in the General. What if that was a miscalculation and Akin actually makes it to the Senate? The results will be that a) Democrats will most likely lose the Senate majority meaning the Republicans have both houses and b) we are stuck with this batshit crazy misogynist for at least 6 years and possibly longer.

Another point: I'm told McCaskill is highly unpopular, even among Democrats in MO. So why wouldn't the Democratic Party spend time and money bringing in a candidate who was more electable?

I'm sorry but I think this was a HUGE gamble on the part of the Democrats and, if they lose the gamble, the consequences could be dire to say the least.

August 11, 2012

Nuns group professes hope for talks, stands firm for their religious life

Source: St. Louis Beacon

The next step for the leaders’ network of most of Catholic sisters and nuns will be to to talk with the Seattle archbishop whom the Vatican appointed to oversee the group. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious ended its annual meeting in St. Louis with plans for its board to meet with Archbishop J. Peter Sartain tomorrow in "civil, respectful dialogue." Since April when the Vatican issued its mandate to reform, its board has had no official discussions with him.

“The members expectation is that open and honest dialogue may lead not only to increasing understating between the church leadership and women religious but also to creating more possibilities for the laity in particular for women to have a voice in the church.“ LCWR President Pat Farrell said in news conference Friday afternoon. She also said the organization will reconsider discussion if it gets to the point that its integrity is compromised.


The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith began a secretive assessment of LCWR after Catholic lay and religious theological conservatives complained that the American nuns' group held secular ideas. The Vatican reprimand called a “doctrinal assessment” said the organization had long tolerated dissent at its national assemblies and included “radical feminist” responses to the all-male priesthood and tolerance of homosexuality. It also said the group was not vocal enough in standing with the church against artificial birth control and against abortion.


“Sisters’ leaders are constantly challenged to honor a wide spectrum of opinions. We have learned a lot about creating community from diversity and about celebrating diversity. We had come to trust diverse opinions as powerful pathways to greater clarity. Our commitment to community compels us to do that, as together we seek the common good.”

Read more: https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/26475/nuns_meeting_ends_081012

Nuns and librarians. Gotta love 'em.
August 10, 2012

The "Yes on 37" Campaign has started

This is the upcoming proposition that would require labeling of GMOs (Frankenfoods) in California.

They had a sign-up at one of our local Farmer's Markets and I'm now on their mail list. They're asking for support and volunteers.

Anyway, instead of trying to copy all the contact information, I'm just going to copy the e-mail which has several links.

Dear XXXX:

Thanks for adding your name to the growing list of people who have endorsed our campaign! Every person who stands up and says “I have the right to know what’s in my food” sends a strong message to our elected officials, the food companies, and to the people in your community.

As an endorser, we’ll keep you posted with occasional email updates as the campaign evolves, and opportunities to get involved in your area. To see the next event near you, click here. http://www.carighttoknow.org/events Attending an event is a great way to meet like-minded individuals who are volunteering for the campaign near you. If you’d like more information on volunteering, you can click here http://www.carighttoknow.org/volunteer to learn more.

The biggest thing I’d like to ask you for today is to make a donation. We know we’re going up against companies with very deep pockets and high profits. We’re not going to be able to outspend them, but by donating today http://carighttoknow.org/donate you can help keep us in the fight.

Thanks for supporting us today. For up to the minute updates, click here http://www.facebook.com/carighttoknow to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CARightToKnow if you’re not already.

Gabe Smalley

Field Director

California Right to Know

August 9, 2012

Need a Substitute for Miracle Gro

Fertilizer Company Goes Public with Romney Support


Any suggestions?

August 8, 2012

What to do with Eggplant

I've got several growing in the garden and any day now I'm going to be inundated with them. Now, I LOVE eggplant, the espoused one, however, is not a fan. I have a great recipe for Eggplant Parmesan which he likes but even I can only eat so much of that. So, do you guys have any recipes for people who don't like eggplant but like it the way you make it?



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