• EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the blog post Playing The Odds

    2013-01-21 13:50:19View | Delete

    Even the people who are supposed to know what they are doing sometimes end up hurting their own families using guns in “self defense”. 2 years ago an off duty cop in the next town over thought a burglar was sneaking in his basement window. He shot the intruder…who turned out to be his 18 year old daughter sneaking back into the house after a date. She ended up in the hospital in critical condition.

  • EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the diary post Congress Vacations While Sandy Victims Freeze by Cynthia Kouril.

    2013-01-02 12:01:33View | Delete

    Please let me know if this is the wrong place to put this: Occupy Sandy still needs your help http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/ The Amazon Occupy Sandy wish lists(using the amazon wedding registry) are also still open and being updated with what is needed: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/wedding-registries/ For example the Philly hub(main distro for NJ) at Transport Workers Union local 234 [...]

  • Thank you for doing a diary/post on it. I am in coastal CT and just got my Internet back but I have been hearing from one of my co-workers in NJ that things are pretty bad. He has no power, no working ATMs, hours long gas lines. He also has 4 dead deer in his [...]

  • There is a separate Amazon registry for the NJ Occupy effort:


    For up-to-date information about how to help, visit http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/newjersey-locations/ or http://www.jcnjrecovery.org/

  • FYI, if you want to donate to Occupy Sandy but are not close enough to do it in person, they have worked with Amazon to set up an Occupy Sandy gift registry:


    A nice feature is that the Occupy organizers have noted the priority of each item and there is a count of how many they need and how many have been purchased so far.

    Here is an article about the project from The Atlantic:


  • This could definitely skew the elections. I live in Connecticut about 6 blocks from the shore. I’m luck I have no damage to my house or car but I won’t get power back until Monday or Tuesday. Its supposed to be in the 40′s during the day by Sunday and at or below freezing at night. I have a fireplace so I’ll be OK but a lot of people are not that lucky. My parents are staying with us as they have no heat and no fireplace/wood stove.

    About 100 houses nearer the shore in my town are uninhabitable. For the people here who have to find living quarters, find gas to get to work, someway to keep from freezing and in some cases water, voting just doesn’t top the priority list. There are high rises in NYC with no power, in places no water and people have commutes that take 3-4 hours one way.

    I will be voting but I’m close enough to my polling place to walk and its still going to be in the same place.

    And personally the next person who says the storm was Gods wrath for (fill in the blank) is going to get punched in the nose. Romney can take his fake “relief rally” and shove it.

    FYI OccupyWallStreet partnered with 350.org and recovers.org has a relief drive going :


    They are asking people on the ground in various neighborhoods what they need and have designated local drop off points.
    All sites need the following items
    blankets candles flashlights batteries water food socks towels printer paper
    baby items: diapers etc., pet food

    Lower East Side, Manhattan
    https://lowereastside.recovers.org/ – (646) 580-7473
    Astoria, Queens
    https://astoria.recovers.org/ – (347) 669-4394
    Red Hook, Brooklyn
    https://redhook.recovers.org – (347) 464-9269

  • EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the blog post Lakeside Diner

    2012-10-03 07:52:18View | Delete

    I know it’s tempting but you have to be strong! Number one rule of smoking meat: No peeking! Cuz then you have to stabilize the temp all over again.

  • EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the blog post Lakeside Diner

    2012-10-03 07:51:00View | Delete

    I’m not really new , but I mostly just lurk and comment very sporadically, I just couldn’t help chiming in on the smoker conversation! Thank you for the Welcome, I appreciate it. Speaking about BBQ and smokers and regional differences, I live in New England and a lot of people here have never heard of pulled pork.

  • EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the blog post Lakeside Diner

    2012-10-03 07:31:14View | Delete

    To the Mods: Hope it was ok to answer yellowsnapdragon’s question. I don’t want it to seem like I am trying to sell something, its just a tool I found that was helpful. Please let me know if my post at 94 is a problem.

  • EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the blog post Lakeside Diner

    2012-10-03 07:19:59View | Delete

    Yes it is made for food and that’s the only thing we use it for. I found the drill attachment on line at http://www.porkpuller.com and the guy who makes it has youtube videos in case you need a demo before buying. I don’t know what the current cost is but when we got it several years ago it was probably 50 bucks or so. Ok now I’m hungry…

  • EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the blog post Lakeside Diner

    2012-10-03 07:13:56View | Delete

    I see KrisAinTX has explained what pulled pork is, you smoke the pork butt in a smoker then , normally people use two large forks to shred the meat so it can be eaten in sandwiches, ususally with a homemade BBQ sauce (Tennessee and North Carolina have a running feud about whether vinegar based or tomato based is better. Hubby is from Tennesses but he makes both kinds for his pulled pork. The drill attachment was something he heard about from a friend on a smoker enthusiast website.

  • EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the blog post Lakeside Diner

    2012-10-03 06:24:22View | Delete

    We have the regular Weber bullet and the big Weber bullet ( I probably have the name of the second one wrong ). They look like R2D2 and his dad!

    This weekend we cooked 6 pork butts and 8 racks of ribs for our annual Meatfest end of the summer party A few years ago I found an attachment for the cordless drill that lets you pull a pork butt in about a minute flat.

    The left over pulled pork is in the freezer for sometime in the dead of winter when I need a pulled pork sandwich.

  • EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the blog post All Tomorrow’s Barties

    2012-05-21 08:53:44View | Delete

    Way OT but I can’t resist for some reason:


    Here is the money quote:

    “TMZ obtained the cease and desist letter Tebow’s attorneys sent to cubbytees.com last month — in which they claim “The Merchandise makes it appear as if Mr. Tebow actually endorses Cubby Tees and its products.”

    Yeah, except the shirts do NOT mention Tebow’s name at all or have his face on them, they spell out My Jesus over a green football like logo…..

  • EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the blog post Thursday Night Basset Blogging

    2012-03-16 05:59:12View | Delete

    I think you must be speaking of the X-15 Cruise Basselope (overall cost $6.95)!


    I also remember an interesting cross breed on the strip, Rosebud the basselope and HodgePodge the jackrabbit had an affair and she gave birth to 64 Jackabasselopes…..

    I loved Bloom County especially Binkley’s anxiety closet.

  • EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the blog post War On Women: The Cartooning (updated)

    2012-03-13 13:10:06View | Delete

    Women are a bit over 50% of the population of this country, and as a woman and the parent of a woman “women’s issues” happen to be important to me. I am not and my daughter is NOT a special interest group. No ones religious views should ever have any bearing on our health care decisions, or what medications our medical insurance pays for. If the Health Care bill mandates that birth control must be fully funded by insurers then that’s the law. No one but my medical provider and I should have any say in what tests are needed before a medical procedure.

    Stopping the wars is very important, keeping the economy from going off the rails is also important but the ability to control our own medical and life decisions is no less important. This attitude is no different than the idea (which, sadly I have heard expressed in my liberal circle of friends) that my daughters gay and lesbian friends should work on something “more important” than marriage equity and the ability to adopt if they wish. How is fighting for human rights “less important”??

  • EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the diary post How Sad We Have to Go to War Again but It Won’t Hurt Too Much by masaccio.

    2012-03-01 08:40:14View | Delete

    Then,there is the fact that while the Strait of Hormuz is 21 miles wide at its narrowest point, the actual shipping lane is 2 miles wide, with I believe a 2 mile buffer zone . A portion of the 21 miles in width is not deep enough to navigate the larger tankers. http://www.eia.gov/cabs/world_oil_transit_chokepoints/full.html If Iran [...]

  • They don’t plan to shut them down, but to have people tell their stories, sort of a live action version of the We are the 99% tumblr blog:


    From The Gothamist:

    For Occupy the Subway, demonstrators plan to stand outside the 16 different subway hubs and use the people’s mic to have victims of the financial crisis from each borough of the city tell their stories. Afterwards, they will then take their message underground, speaking in the trains, and distributing comics that depict those stories, along with the details of the 5:00 rally at Foley Square. The MTA’s Aaron Donovan tells us, “We will be monitoring conditions and working closely with the NYPD to maintain a safe and secure environment for our riders.”

  • EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the blog post The Roundup for October 11, 2011

    2011-10-12 09:29:27View | Delete

    Don’t know if they have an office or set phone number but the first 2 issues are available here:

    Hope this helps.

  • EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the diary post Yankee Doodle Misfit by Kate Flannery.

    2011-04-14 07:26:05View | Delete

    For some reason the term American Exceptionalism always makes me think of the intro to Tales of Lake Wobegon: where “all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average” Some mythical place that never really existed. Are there things I love about the United States sure, [...]

  • EmbraceYourInnerCrone commented on the diary post Japan Nuclear Watch, Sunday: Pools, Puddles, Panic and Apologies by Scarecrow.

    2011-03-28 06:08:15View | Delete

    Some people whose homes are in the 20 to 30 km voluntary evac zone have returned to their homes: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_14.html “But the Fukushima Prefectural government says many residents who had evacuated to shelters in other areas, appear to be returning their homes. They include elderly residents who are suffering from exhaustion and others who are [...]

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