you belong with us

May 8, 2012 by  
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I just realized that I have been doing Recruits for over a year.  It all started last April with Nichole.  Can you believe that? Anyway, I have been giddy with excitement to bring you today’s Sluiter Nation Recruit.  I asked her awhile ago not knowing what she would say.  I am not sure she considers [...]

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Power and Money in America (Noam Chomsky)

May 8, 2012 by  
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Noam Chomsky writes at Tomdispatch.com Plutonomy and the Precariat On the History of the U.S. Economy in Decline By Noam Chomsky The Occupy movement has been an extremely exciting development. Unprecedented, in fact. There’s never been anything like it that I can think of. If the bonds and associations it has established can be sustained [...]

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Old Forester Rules the World

May 8, 2012 by  
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The Sugar House has now had two blind bourbon tastings, and in both, my favorite whiskey was made by Old Forester. In the first, their 100 proof signature bourbon was hands down my favorite among a crop of modestly priced whiskeys that ranged from so-so to great. In this week’s tasting, the stakes were raised: All the bourbons were between $35-50, and absolutely none of them were disappointing. Again, my favorite was an Old Forester product, their Birthday Bourbon. The line up this time was, in order, Four Roses Single Barrel, Angel’s Envy, Jefferson’s, Woodford Reserve, the B-day Bourbon, and Elijah Craig 18 Year. Elijah Craig seemed to win the tasters’ hearts overall, with a sort of supple, billowy mouthfeel and fat, rich, mildly oaky flavor. It was definitely in my top three, but I found the Old Forester superior in that its smoothness felt a bit less forced, its oak less obvious. On my very first sip, I thought it had a nice woody, almost mineral note, but the more I drank it, the more fruity and full it became. The Four Roses felt a bit manipulated and obvious, but I have to say, I liked it. Despite any vanilla, which I presume to come from the barrel, there was a clear malty fruit quality that I rather enjoyed. The Jefferson’s I liked more as I diluted it over the tasting. Initially kind of lean and intense compared to the others, it softened with water. Woodford was spicier than I…

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Ty Segall at PJ’s Lager House

May 8, 2012 by  
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Ty Segallw/ Strange Boys, White Fence, Johnny Ill BandFriday, May 11th, at PJ’s Lager House$12, 9PMSan Francisco psych wunderkind Ty Segall continues a tireless musical assault on ears and minds with his third album Melted. Segall says it sounds like …

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Who Was Your Mr. W?

May 8, 2012 by  
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I took the kids to meet my husband at his work for lunch. They hadn’t seen him in days. I was a tad bitter and low on patience from one too many days solo with the kids and my crankiness grew as someone knocked at his office door before I had even passed around the [...]

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Jahshua Smith “Butt (Prod. StewRAT)”

May 8, 2012 by  
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TweetJahshua Smith “Butt (Prod. StewRAT)” Download

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Recent Happenings

May 8, 2012 by  
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People get busy and it’s hard to keep up with things, like what’s going on in somebody’s blogosphere. So I thought I put out a little re-cap of what I’ve been up to lately on MichiGal, in case you’ve missed anything.

First of all I have *2* giveaways …

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Weakness

May 8, 2012 by  
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2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me,  “My grace is sufficient for you, for  my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that  the power of Christ may rest upon me. You know the feeling that you get when you have the energy [...]

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Sportswear as Everyday Wear

May 8, 2012 by  
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On the weekends, I pretty much live in my Lole Essential Jacket. It is such a versatile piece – lookingstellar with jeans, as a cover up to and from the gym, or even out on the town with a fancy basic layer. With the nights turning chill…

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New Israeli government likely won’t launch Iran attack

May 8, 2012 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu moved from the far right to just the Right on Tuesday by bringing into his government the center-right Kadima Party, led by Shaul Mofaz. Mofaz has been sharply critical of reported plans by Netanyahu and his defense minister Ehud Barak, to launch a go-it-alone military attack on Iran’s nuclear enrichment [...]

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