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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, November 12, 2003
My first, and perhaps only, report as The Shadow of the 21st century”
Max Standard

America’s second greatest tragedy, and the greatest that lacks its own widely known date, came to an end Sunday night with the airing of The Elizabeth Smart Story. I wasn’t expecting much from the program as it was aired by CBS, the evil network that recently tried to smear America’s Greatest President Ronald Reagan, the man who single handedly defeated communism, cut taxes and organized America’s broad coalition in Iraq without even once saying “goddamnit” or “son of a bitch” and who has been punished with the disease of Alzheimers, presumably by the evil liberals who just can’t stand his greatness and heroism. But I was pleasantly surprised.

The movie made it clear that strange religions are to be avoided. I recommend only those that have their show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Oh, I’m sure there are some Christian churches, denominations or maybe even a sect or two without shows on TBN that are not lead by individuals who meet with the Anti-Christ and Satan every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at the snack bar in the local Wal-Mart, but why would choose an inverted ark over basic cable if you are not in fact counseling Lucifer and the one who will bring a false peace to ditch their current playbook –one that has apparently been scouted, if not completely intercepted- in favor of an audible that will give them at least a fighting chance?

The movie also made clear the eternal truth that evil exists in this world and that we must fight it preemptively! As Andrew Sullivan has explained, caution and aggression now go hand in hand. Nothing except sacrafice is certain, but America will win!

Much of the Smart tragedy could have been avoided if we stopped having our police act like pacifists who can’t go into any home at any time to find missing girls. Oh I know the ACLU types will fume about how this violates the “rights” of the criminals for which the C in their name stands for but so much good will come from it. Just imagine:

[knock knock]

”Who’s there?”

”The police so open the fucking door!”

”Is there a problem office…”

”Get your ass out of my way shithead, I’m go to see if you are holding Liz hostage…”


”But nothing. Now who do we have here?”

”Officer, that’s my daughter”

”Sure it is. Prove it abductor”

”How can I?”

”Not like this”

[whack whack]

”Hey I have rights”

”Like Homer asked Lisa, ‘who told you about those?’ Who the fuck told you asshole???”

[whack whack]

”How’s that blood feel now?”

”Book him. I’m sure he did something bad and we are dedicated to do everything possible to prevent bad things of a criminal or terrorist nature from happening. Never Again, I say. Never Again.”

Maybe that is a touch harsh now that I think about it. Here… this will be the deal: Every person will have 30… no 20 seconds to prove their innocence beyond a sliver of a shadow of any possible doubt that could be held by any decent member of society who is a part of the same nuclear family as the victim that they are innocent of every crime ever on the books before they are treated like the criminals we have yet to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they aren’t. That should shut up the criminal libbers!

Speaking of the evil, it is wonderful to hear that the temptress known as Vida Samadzai may face arrest and criminal punishment in her native Afghanistan for the wicked act of wearing a bikini? It wasn’t just any bikini. No, it was red, a move surely designed to please Satan as well as the many men and perverted women who will dream of fornicating with her. This just shows how wonderful America’s liberation of Iraq is. We have given them God’s gift of freedom but then also allowed them to impose decency on themselves. (Now if those Iraqis could just learn to worship the king…)

Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for judging women on their beauty and saying one is more beautiful than another. I just think they should be modestly dressed when I am determining if they will ever have a chance of amounting to anything in life.

Max Standard is an important intellectual who always tells the pro-American truth. His piece "God Bless Trent Lott" appeared in the October 31 edition of this blog.