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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

Monday, January 13, 2003
Yeah for war!
By Max Standard

(In this essay I speak only to Americans who are not in the military. Servicemen and women should read further to see how much I appreciate you while non-Americans should read this as a warning. You might next! And yes Brits, that includes you.)

Fellow Americans, don’t be fooled by the naysayers of both good and evil. The fix is in, we are going to war with Iraq. We are doing this because “We know for a fact that there are weapons there” and also because the “war on terror” isn’t worthy of the first word unless we get some more warfare going on.

Don’t worry about American soldiers being put in harm’s way. Yes it is true, as Miguel Llanos of MSNBC has reported, that many war planners believe Saddam might use biological or chemical weapons against us –by which I mean U.S. soldiers and not actually you- but we don’t have a draft. Every soldier in an American uniform signed up on their own accord and so if they die it is their own fault. By having a job that put more restrictions on them they are not celebrating freedom, which of course is the thing Axis of Evil members hate most about us, so their lives are actually letting the terrorists win. If any of them die, I say good riddance.

And don’t worry about the economic costs. Reportedly we are going to tap Iraqi oil for the foreseeable future to pay for our war in the sand and the occupation that follows, which not only helps pay for the effort but forces the Iraqis to modify their economy to our needs. Perhaps they can compete with China in making Simpsons stuff for the enjoyment of people like Micah Holmquist.

And most certainly do not worry about a United Nations report saying that war could be a humanitarian disaster and cause as many as 900,000 people to become refugees, create a situation where the “nutritional status of some 3.03m people countrywide will be dire” to the point where “they will require therapeutic feeding” and harm electricity and sanitation services and water supplies. Those things may happen. In fact, I pray four times a day –take that you irreverent Muslims- to both my Lord and Savior, President George W. “The Prince of War” Bush, and His Lord and Savior, Jesus “The Prince of Peace” Christ, that these things happen. It is fun to know Iraqis are suffering! You see they aren’t like you and me. They are Iraqis and not Americans so obviously there can be no comparison.

So take an advance on the President Bush’s tax cut plan and buy a comfortable chair and a new television –only losers won’t benefit enough to be able to both with what they would have otherwise paid-, sit back, eat a steak and watch the sand niggers suffer in our glorious war. If news of the Middle East being destabilized isn’t giving you enough entertainment, just pop in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and recall we are the good guys automatically.

Always remember that we are doing this because, in the remarkable words of President Bush, "we don't know how close he is to a nuclear weapon right now" and "we cannot wait for the final proof -- the smoking gun -- that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud." We are going in for God and Country, Truth and Freedom, Liberty and Justice, Democracy and Not Letting the Terrorists Win, Mom, Apple Pie and Baseball as well as anything else you want to believe. “War at Last! War at Last,” I plan to scream! “Thank Bush Almighty, we are at war at last!"

Max Standard is an important intellectual who never hesitates to say the pro-American truth. Due to liberal bureaucratic incompetence he was not credited with his December 14 essay “The ‘I believe Bush’ Blues.” Micah Holmquist’s Irregular Thoughts and Links regrets the error.