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

Monday, December 01, 2003
The Michigan State men's basketball team advanced to 3-1 with another unimpressive win. This time it was 89-81 over DePaul. Next they play Duke on Wednesday in East Lansing. It will be the first time the two teams have met since the 1999 Final Four.


Howard Dean has made an effort to make a number of documents from his tenure as the governor or Vermont unavailable, Michael Isikoff reports in this week's Newsweek.




These are all interviews.

UPDATE: In Friday's Washington Post, Walter Pincus writes:

More than 10 years' work by U.S. and British intelligence agencies on Iraq's chemical, biological and nuclear weapons or programs has "major gaps and serious intelligence problems," according to a new study by Anthony H. Cordesman, a Middle East and intelligence expert who is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

"Even a cursory review" of charges the U.S. and British administrations made in white papers released before the Iraq war "shows that point after point that was made was not confirmed during the war or after the first [six] months of effort following the conflict," Cordesman found in his study, a draft of which he provided to The Washington Post.

Although the United States has the world's most sophisticated technical systems for collecting and analyzing intelligence, Cordesman found, the Iraq experience shows that U.S. intelligence is "not yet adequate to support grand strategy and tactical operations against proliferating powers or to make accurate assessments of the need to preempt." Preemption, or waging war to prevent an enemy from attacking, is a key part of the Bush war on terrorism policy.

There's more. 9:36 a.m. 12/01/03

UPDATE #2: Purdue beat Duke last night, 78-68.


Lansing State Journal columnist Todd Schulz on Paul Davis.


Bookmarks No More!!! 11:16 a.m. 12/01/03

UPDATE #3: Here are some more points that may be of interest. Here are some more.


The Complete Ralph Wiggum Sound Archive 1:56 p.m. 12/01/3

UPDATE #4: Ian Penman Rants 2:19 p.m. 12/01/03

UPDATE #5: Howard Dean Weak on Defense 5:26 p.m. 12/01/03

UPDATE #6: To state what is probably the obvious, this is where non-described links will go for the next few days. (Other links may go here as well, however.) 11:19 p.m. 12/01/03

UPDATE #6: words to link to words to link to words to link to words to link to 1:14 p.m. 12/02/03

UPDATE #7: Lewis Black on energy bars 10:33 a.m. 12/03/03

UPDATE #8: Josh Marshall has some interesting commentary on the Bush Administration having Wesley Clark testify in secret in the trial of Slobodan Milosevic.


Marshall on the Nader 2004 Exploratory Committee.

I have voted in two presidential elections and never voted for anyone other than Ralph Nader. If he runs next year, I'll probably vote for him again but I don't think another campaign from him would be good for the Green Party and I doubt he would pick up as much support as he got three years ago.


Comedy Central is airing The Best of The Ben Stiller Show.


Here are more links. Here are some more.

And then... words to link to words to link to words to link to words to link to words to link to words to link to words to link to 2:02 p.m. 12/03/03

UPDATE #9: abcnews.com (November 14) on excellent parenting:

Damien Aspinall — a rich Londoner who has inherited a chain of zoos from his father — and his girlfriend, Donna Air, plan to reportedly leave their daughter Freya inside the gorilla enclosure at Howletts Zoo in Kent.

In an interview with London's The Evening Standard, Aspinall said he's not nervous about his plan at all. In fact, he said he's done this sort of thing before.

"It's a ritual," he told The Evening Standard in a Nov. 10 interview. Aspinall says he will probably hand the baby girl over to the dominant female gorilla at the zoo, expecting she will take care of her and introduce her to the other gorillas...

In the interview, Aspinall revealed that he, too, spent much of his childhood with animals after his family moved out of their apartment — where they lived with a Himalayan bear, a capuchin monkey, and a leopard — and into the Howletts Zoo.

"I would wake up in the morning next to a chimp. I would eat my breakfast with the gorillas and then watch the bear and the tiger play on the lawn," he said.

Warms my heart! 3:09 p.m. 12/04/03

UPDATE #10: words to link to 3:35 p.m. 12/04/03

UPDATE #11: Matt Drudge writes:

A new shock song from rapper Eminem wishes the president dead, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned...

On the track WE AS AMERICANS, obtained by DRUDGE, the nation's top selling rapper shockingly rants: 'F**k money. I don't rap for dead presidents. I'd rather see the president dead. It's never been said, but I set precedents and the standards and they can't stand it... We as Americans. Us as a citizen. We've got to protect ourselves'...

9:53 a.m. 12/05/03

UPDATE #12: Here are six more links. 11:55 a.m. 12/08/03

UPDATE #13: Here are even more words to link to. 1:10 p.m. 12/08/03

UPDATE #13: former bookmarks, like these, being linked to 3:18 p.m. 12/08/03

UPDATE #14: The "US media are the enemy," says Charles Johnson.


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