micah holmquist's irregular thoughts and links

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

Friday, November 21, 2003

Yesterday evening I was in the pet food aisle of a grocery store when I see a white guy that I estimate to be within five years of 45 with a Bush/Cheney 04 hat. Thinking that my buddy Max could use one, I say, "Hey nice hat! Where do you get it?"

"I bought it on georgewbushstore.com," he replies [link added, of course].

"Cool I'll have to check that site out," I say in a voice that reflected my indecision on whether to try to sound earnest or to make my sarcasm clear. "I sure hope Bush is reelected. I don't think we are going to have defeated the terrorists by the end of his current term."

"That's why we have to work hard to vote Republican," said he.

Not really sure why but at this point I raised a clenched fist in the air and said, "Vote Republican!" Then I walked away, unable to keep from laughing.


More amusing is the Gen. Leon J. LaPorte and U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld comedy team:

LaPorte: Thank you.

I thought Wayne Newton walked into this hangar for a minute.

Listen, do we have any Marines here? [Cheers] How about any Navy folks? [Cheers] How about soldiers? Do we have any soldiers in the crowd? [Cheers] How about airmen? Have we got any airmen? [Cheers]

All right, the finest soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines of the United States forces in Korea, we thank you for what you do each and every day. We thank the family members for the sacrifices that you make. We are so proud of you.

Secretary Rumsfeld came to Korea because he wanted to see what was happening on this peninsula and how important it is to Northeast Asia and the entire world. He’s a great supporter of our military. He’s served as both the youngest and the oldest Secretary of Defense. [Laughter}

Rumsfeld: That’s no great honor. [Laughter]

LaPorte: He’s a former Navy pilot, White House Chief of Staff for President Ford, Congressman from Illinois, former Ambassador to NATO, and former CEO of two Fortune 500 companies. I will tell you, we couldn’t have any better leadership leading our nation than this man right here.

How about a warm USFK welcome for our Secretary of Defense?


What doesn't look funny is The Cat in the Hat movie.