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Welcome to the musings and notes of a Cadillac, Michigan based writer named Micah Holmquist, who is bothered by his own sarcasm.

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Sites Holmquist trys, and often fails, to go no more than a couple of days without visiting (some of which Holmquist regularly swipes links from without attribution)

Aljazeera.Net English
AlterNet (War on Iraq)
Alternative Press Review
Always Low Prices -- Always
Another Irani online
antiwar.com (blog)
Asia Times Online
Axis of Logic
Baghdad Burning (riverbend)
BBC News
blogdex.net ("track this weblog")
The Christian Science Monitor (Daily Update)
Common Dreams
Daily Rotten
Democracy Now
The Drudge Report
Eat the Press (Harry Shearer, The Huffington Post)
Empire Notes (Rahul Mahajan)
frontpagemag.com (HorowitzWatch)
Guardian Unlimited
The Independent
Information Clearing House
Informed Comment (Juan Cole)
Iranians for Peace

Iraq Dispatches (Dahr Jamail)
Iraqi Democrats Against Occupation
Iraq Occupation and Resistance Report (Psychoanalysts for Peace and Justice)
Mr. Show and Other Comedy
The Narco News Bulletin (blog)
The New York Times
Occupation Watch
Political Theory Daily Review
Press Action
Project Syndicate
Raed in the Middle (Raed Jarrar)
The Simpsons Archive
Simpsons Collector Sector
Technorati ("search for mth.blogspot.com")
United States Central Command
U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq
War Report (Project on Defense Alternatives)
The Washington Post
Wildfire (Jo Wilding)
wood s lot
www.mnftiu.cc (David Rees)

Blogs that for one reason or another Holmquist would like to read on at least something of a regular basis (always in development)

Thivai Abhor
As'ad AbuKhalil
Ken Adrian
Christopher Allbritton
Douglas Anders
Mark W. Anderson
Aziz Ansari
Atomic Archive
James Benjamin
Elton Beard
Charlie Bertsch
alister black
Blame India Watch
Blog Left: Critical Interventions Warblog / war blog
Igor Boog
Martin Butler
Chris Campbell
James M. Capozzola
Avedon Carol
Elaine Cassel
cats blog
Jeff Chang
Margaret Cho
Citizens Of Upright Moral Character
Louis CK
Les Dabney
Natalie Davis
Scoobie Davis
The Day Job
Jodi Dean
Dominic Duval
Steve Earle
Daniel Ellsberg
Tom Engelhardt
Lisa English
Barbara Flaska
Brian Flemming
Joe Foster
Yoshie Furuhashi
Al Giordano
Rob Goodspeed
Grand Puba
Guardian Unlimited Weblog
Pete Guither
The Hairy Eyeball
Ray Hanania
Mark Hand
Hector Rottweiller Jr's Web Log Jim Henley Arvin Hill Hit & Run (Reason) Hugo Clark Humphrey Indri The Iraqi Agora Dru Oja Jay Jeff Lynne d Johnson Dallas Jones Julia Kane Blues Benjamin Kepple Ken Layne Phil Leggiere Brian Linse Adam Magazine Majority Report Radio Marc Maron Josh Marshall Jeralyn Merritt J.R. Mooneyham Michael Scott Moore Bob Morris Bob Mould Mr. Show and Tell Muslims For Nader/Camejo David Neiwert NewPages Weblog Aimee Nezhukumatathil Sean O'Brien Patton Oswalt The Panda's Thumb Randy Paul Rodger A. Payne Ian Penman politx Neal Pollack Greg Proops Pro-War.com Pure Polemics Seyed Razavi Rayne Simon Reynolds richardpryor.com Clay Richards Mike Rogers Yuval Rubinstein
Steven Rubio
Saragon Noah Shachtman Court Schuett The Simpsons Archive Amardeep Singh Sam Smith Soundbitten Jack Sparks Ian Spiers Morgan Spurlock Stand Down: The Left-Right Blog Opposing an Invasion of Iraq Aaron Stark Morgaine Swann Tapped (The American Prospect) tex Matthew Tobey Annie Tomlin Tom Tomorrow The University Without Condition Jesse Walker Warblogger Watch Diane Warth The Watchful Babbler The Weblog we have brains Matt Welch
Alex Whalen
Jon Wiener
Lizz Winstead
James Wolcott
Wooster Collective
Mickey Z

Friday, October 18, 2002
being noticed is good. being appreciated is even better

You may recall back in September that a user of freerepublic.com linked to me and in effect called me a "radical leftist." That FReeper's handle was Adam Stevens.

Monday one individual or a group of individuals decided to do a pre-emptive strike against the U.S. but lacking the firepower of the U.S. military, this individual or group didn't bomb the White House and instead setteled for setting two military vehicles on fire and spraypainting "Pre-emptive Attack" on a military recruiting center in San Jose, California.

Adam Stevens apparently didn't like this, saying it has become "clear that the anti-American leftists having lost in Congress are now going to try to attack America in other words including by attacking our military. This is war and we must fight back!"

Stevens goes on to write:

I have assembled a list of traitors who should be looked into to see if they are leading the treasonous anti-war movement. I am sure there are more and FReepers should add to the list. If these people have done nothing more than spwe their anti-American garabage, they should not be punished of course but if they are leading the anti-American movements attempt to weaken this country by attacking our military as many of htem probably are then they should be treated as harshly as possible.

Furthermore we should keep in mind that leftists and Muslims outside of America are probably helping the terrorists. Bush needs to treat them with no mercy!

Anti-American Subversives List (Must be an American or living in America.)

-Mumia Abu-Jamal (cop killer)

- Yasser Almoodi (Saudi terrorist)

-Robert Altman (director)

-Barry Amundson (activist)

-Douglas Anders (blogger)

-Amiri Baraka (poet)

-Harry Belafonte (singer)

-Medea Benjamin (enviromentalist communist)

-Jennifer Berkshire (journalist)

-David Bonior (communist)

-Pat Buchanan (journalist)

- Kelly Campbell (activist)

-Noam Chomsky (academic)

-Ramsey Clark (attorney)

-Alexander Cockburn (journalist)

-Chuck D (rapper)

-Les Dabney (blogger)

-Angela Davis (academic)

-Dave Douglas (musician)

-Maria Elena Durazo (labor union leader)

-Steve Earle (musician)

-Lisa English (blogger)

- Brian Eno (musician)

-Jane Fonda (traitor)

-David Fox (academic)

- Michael Franti (musician)

-Ted Glick (enviromentalist communist)

-Jeff Guntzel (activist)

-Al Gore (communist)

-Rabih Haddad (terrorist)

-Jesee Jacksion (black nationalist)

-Robert Jensen (journalist)

- Barbara Kingsolver (writer)

-David Krieger (activist)

-Terry Gilliam (director)

-Micah Holmquist (blogger)

-Barbara Lee (communist)

-David Marsh (journalist)

-Jim McDermott (communist)

-Cyntia Mckinney (communist enviromentalist)

-Ralph Nader (communist enviromentalist)

-Robert Novak (journalist)

-William Quandt (Brookings Institution)

-Ted Rall (cartoonist)

-George Regas (activist)

-Lew Rockwell (journalist)

-Edward Said (Arab Militant)

-Susan Sarandon (actress)

-Bob Scheer (columnist)

-Benjamin Shepard (journalist)

-Ken Silverstein (writer)

-Sam Smith (journalist)

- Gloria Steinem (writer)

- Barbra Streisand (singer)

-Robert Torricelli (communist)

-Mike Thompson (communist)

-Marisa Tomei (actress)

-Ben Tripp (screenwriter)

-Jessee Ventura (communist)

- Gore Vidal (writer)

-Kurt Vonnegut (writer)

- Haskell Wexler (director)

-Alfre Woodard (actress)

-Howard Zinn (journalist)
While I dread the thought of a duet between Steve Earle and Barbra Streisand -actually I just dread Streisand outside of Yentl, which I thought was a funny movie-, it is an honor to be be on the same list as many of these people. In particular I would like to note the inclusion of my fellow bloggers Douglas Anders, Les Dabney and Lisa English. Lisa hasn't commented on the list as far as I can tell while Douglas seems to have the right attitude of viewing his inclusion as a "badge of honor." Les has expressed some concern about being on the list but from my experience with FReepers the most he should get is some hate mail. I certainly hope that no law enforcement agency looks to posters on freerepublic.com to see who to investigate.

The most interesting name on the list to me is Dave Douglas, who is a tremendous composer and trumpeter and has made critical statements about U.S. foreign policy. Still I'd be suprised if too many FReepers knew about him. When I went to the freerepublic.com posting of my piece "Dave Douglas at the HotHouse!," I see Stevens has commented on it and actually knows something about Douglas' frequent collaborator John Zorn, although it should be noted that it is not clear if Zorn's zionism is political as well as cultural.

Next I checked Stevens' profile and guest what? He says he lives in Cadillac, Michigan -that is the same town I live in. I am suprised that there is a persion in Cadillac besides me who knows who Douglas and Zorn but I find it very hard to believe that such a persion would also be an authoritarian right-winger. Then again Stevens does say he doesn't like Zorn's music.

Atrios and William Burton have both said they are disappointed to not be on the list and I want to thank them for the readers they sent my way. Sorry but if you don't show up to the meetings...

Smarter Sullivan noted the list and then complimented me, writing "Micah Holmquist is a pretty darn funny guy" -a pretty darn good compliment even if not quite up to the level of "You are the goofiest guy I have ever met"- and then quoting Tuesday's post where I ridiculed Andrew Sullivan.

As for the list itself, it is nearly accurate. I am in fact the host of the Anti-American Poker League of Subversives. We meet each week on a night I prefer to not tell my public and all of the people in the list above are invited, even if only 4 or 5 show up each week. Still Stevens has missed out on our most frequent member, the only guy besides me who shows up each week, Joe Pesci. We met Pesci through Marisa Tomei, who I believe met him while shooting My Cousin Vinny. I like Pesci for a variety of reason including his rambling comments about Humprey Bogart movies that he doesn't know the name of and shooting punk bartenders. But most importantly he brings those delightful pictures of dogs.