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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.

Please send him email at micahth@chartermi.net.

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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, March 24, 2003
Anti-American Lies
By Max Standard

There has never been a better time to be an American. We have sent thousands of missiles and bombs to Iraq and will send more as part of an effort to liberate the Iraqis! Yes some of our weapons of liberation have gone off course but that hasn't been much of a loss as this example just warns Syria that they might be next! We are telling countries who "are with the terrorists" to take their international institutions and shove it! They don't have the power to stop us and so all they can do is whine! Never has there been so many way to show one's pride in America with such things as patriotic e-cards and I haven't seen this much patriotism since after September 11, which was nice but this is better since we are acting proactively. Americans are finally waking up and realizing that we need to get rid of the Statue of Liberty if we are to remain free. As I predicted the war has made for great television, especially when compared to Michael Moore's treasonous temper tantrum. Soon we will be awarding new medals going after new targets, hopefully including Canada and Great Britain, so the great t.v. should continue!

Despite all of this, anti-American liars continue to spread anti-American lies. No example of this phenomenon is more offensive than a "comic strip" called "get your war on," which encourages young people to be cynical about President George W. Bush and his advisors and to use profane language before they have entered the military. Instead of this trash, concerned parents should have their children read some of the fine funny pages available at rightoons.com.

Justin Raimondo of appeasement.com has long argued against America defending herself and he keeps up his stance with this foolishness:

...there are millions of Fouads in Iraq, and they are fighting back. Not for Saddam, or for the Baath Party, but due to the most basic of human instincts: hatred of foreign invaders.
ABC News has also chimed with the same wrong idea.

These traitors have either forgotten are intentionally trying to cause people to forget the words of President George W. Bush:

It is presumptuous and insulting to suggest that a whole region of the world -- or the one-fifth of humanity that is Muslim -- is somehow untouched by the most basic aspirations of life. Human cultures can be vastly different. Yet the human heart desires the same good things, everywhere on Earth. In our desire to be safe from brutal and bullying oppression, human beings are the same. In our desire to care for our children and give them a better life, we are the same. For these fundamental reasons, freedom and democracy will always and everywhere have greater appeal than the slogans of hatred and the tactics of terror.
There can be no doubt that our President is right and these traitors are wrong. If there is military conflict between Iraqis, it is obviously part of our plan to control their country so we can free it.

There are anti-American liars who are complaining about the number of "civilains" that the U.S. of A. has killed in Iraq. What they fail to understand is that Iraq is an immediate threat to America. Saddam Hussein is just itching to kill Americans and if we give him the opportunity he will do so. They will be DEAD! That's right - DEAD AMERICANS! We are already doing too much to prevent casualties due to political correctness, which should stop immediately! If Iraqis die it is their own fault since they should have got rid of Saddam earlier. And I don't think I even need to mention September 11!

Perhaps the only good thing that coming from these anti-American lies is that the anti-American liars are starting to fight amongst themselves. For instance, Curtiss Leung has criticized Eric Alterman from the left. Since Alterman is nothing short of a Revolutionary Communist, this is big news and perhaps opens up the opportunity for at least a few anti-American liars to see the truth!

Max Standard is an important intellectual who always tells the pro-American truth. His essay "Liberate Canada" appeared in this blog earlier this month.