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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

Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Stream of consciousness rant about the war

The United States took over Baghdad today and Iraqis were celebrating in the streets of that city.

Some may be surprise to hear a Saddam Hussein lover like me saying this, but I'm glad that it appears the citizens of Iraq will be freer and have a better government. I figure the "war on terror" is going to end in so much disaster sooner or later that people should really try to get as much positives out of it as they can.

Americans will soon be honoring the Iraqi civilians who were killed or injured so that Iraq could be free. They will get parades and everything. Really.

Today, on his radio show, Sean Hannity was mocking those who warned that Saddam might use chemical weapons against the U.S. military if attacked. The funny part about this is if one is logically consistent and does not believe that there was any chance that Saddam would use chemical weapons against the U.S. even after being attacked, there is no reason to think Saddam was any sort of threat to the U.S. of A. And if one believes that, the best you could say about President George W. Bush on this matter is that he is wrong on his most prominent argument for war with Iraq. Hannity has not argued that point oddly enough.

Once Team Bush picks and publicizes a new target in this war without end, I have no doubt that those on the White House leash will say that this country will be at least as easy as Iraq to take over and the naysayers fail to realize how the great the U.S. is. Of course these people don' really believe that and try to apply that reasoning to their overall worldview. Otherwise they would be seeking to enlarge the military through reinstating the draft or some other means so that the U.S. could do more good around the world and they could once again say, "freedom isn't free!"

Bush has said he is going to focus more attention on the situation between Israelis and Palestinians once Iraq is taken care of. Soon he will be demanding that Israel end all settlements in Palestinian territory and grant Palestinians a state of their own or face the wrath of Uncle Sam.

You say we need a reason. "Freedom, democracy, liberty, security - take your pick," Bush would answer if he were being honest. "You realize we're making this shit up as we go along, right?"

You say you can' imagine the U.S. siding with the Palestinians over the Israelis. You are absolutely right and it is there that all of the lies about how the U.S. is fighting for "freedom" and against oppression become clear. It isn't about those things at all. It is about U.S. power and when a country enhances of even just does not threaten that power, it can do pretty much whatever the hell it wants.