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, January 05, 2004
Sarcastic "Response to a rant"


the KKK took my baby away

UPDATE: Richard Pryor's advice to aspiring comics.


richardpryor.com on 2004:

OK- pimps, whores, sluts and bitches! Let's have a great 2004 and be productive and have a social conscience-ya know, like back in the day-when we cared about things other than bling bling and designer labels and Michael Jackson and when we marched on Washington with Dr. King for civil rights, stood along side him in Selma, Alabama fighting injustice and water hoses-banded together against that insane Vietnam war and finally brouught our poor lost men and women home. When women fought for birth control and the right to choose legal abortions. Where are we now?? We all need to ask ourselves what are we doing and how did we become so blind and lost. The good news about being lost is -we need to find ourselves! Let's all figure out what we can do-besides voting that toxic, corporate, visionless President Bush out of office-what can each of us do to give back and get back our self-respect and dignity- What book can we write? What piece of art should be created? What child can we help? What animal can we save? What block can we clean up? What voice can be given to the homeless? What food to the needy? What hug to the unloved? Please let us all find a way to find our way back to giving a shit!

Listen to Richard's work and remember he truth he spoke of.

Let's stop the greedy corporations from silencing wonderful individual voices from making a difference all so they can get richer and keep us all mindless!!!!!! Let' fight for a caring magical country this 2004!!!

3:42 p.m. 01/06/04

UPDATE #2" From the file of things that make me laugh, in a November 29, 2001 lewrockwell.com article, Karen De Coster writes:

If you are eating a vegetarian diet that consists primarily of grains, fruits, and vegetables, you are probably eating an unbalanced diet. If you are active, it becomes even more difficult. Although vegetarian athletes can consume adequate protein from their diet, they have to be willing to eat large amounts of plant proteins, and this becomes unrealistic in the long run. That's why veggie athletes are an uncommon lot. The fruit & nut & grain crowd harp on the evils of protein, and peddle their diets as the natural way, ignoring that we are natural carnivores and not omnivores or herbivores, as they would have us believe.
There are no doubt vegetarians who fit this description but they are hardly in the majority.


Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism 9:29 p.m. 01/06/03

UPDATE #3: Sounds like a good deal.


Ann Gerhart reports in today's Washington Post that the Bush Twins "have shown little inclination to embrace the life of public service modeled by their parents, uncle and grandparents."

That's good news but I suppose the same thing could once have been said about their father.


Why don't I live anywhere near California's largest city? 11:45 p.m. 01/07/04

UPDATE #4: smart piece


Ron Pisaturo's September 28, 2001 piece "Why and How to Conquer the Savages" has the following summary: "A murderous leader of a foreign government forfeits his right to life, and a murderous government forfeits its right to exist."

But if they are in the domestic government...

The author goes on to write, "We must destroy not only those governments that 'harbor' terrorists in the future, but also those that have harbored terrorists in the past." Oddly enough he doesn't mention destroying the U.S. government, although he does say, "[a]ny nation that does not support us in our moral action is not worthy of our friendship and should be cut off from trade with and military support from America" and then "[a]fter our nuclear and other overwhelming attacks, we must demand the total surrender of these evil regimes. We must confiscate all oil properties of all Arab nations."

I wonder if this "actor, playwright, screenwriter, philosopher, and student of Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism" has ever thought to consider what might be some of the possible complications from such actions. 12:34 p.m. 01/08/04

UPDATE #5: Dreams: The Terry Gilliam Fanzine


What the fuck? 12:55 p.m. 01/08/04

UPDATE #6: Aluf Benn of Ha'aretz makes the not exactly risky prediction that there won't be much progress in achieving "peace" between the Israelis and Palestinians this year in a January 7 salon.com piece entitled "A year without hope."


Interesting lists of items. 12:47 p.m. 01/09/04

UPDATE #7: Two more reasons to live on the east coast.


David Rees is funny.


Peace between India and Pakistan appears right around the corner. 8:50 p.m. 01/10/04

UPDATE #8: "US military stretched too thin?" is the title of Tom Regan's January 9 csmonitor.com blog entry. 5:59 p.m. 01/11/04

UPDATE #9: In a January 10 Guardian story, Angelique Chrisafis writes:

Northern Ireland, which is 99% white, is fast becoming the race-hate capital of Europe. It holds the UK's record for the highest rate of racist attacks: spitting and stoning in the street, human excrement on doorsteps, swastikas on walls, pipe bombs, arson, the ransacking of houses with baseball bats and crow bars, and white supremacist leaflets nailed to front doors.

Over 200 incidents were reported to police in the past nine months, although many victims don't bother complaining any more.

But in the past weeks, fear has deepened. Protestant working-class neighbourhoods are showing a pattern of orchestrated house attacks aimed at "ethnically cleansing" minority groups.

It is happening in streets run by loyalist paramilitaries, where every Chinese takeaway owner already pays protection money and racists have plentiful access to guns. The spectre of Catholics being systematically burnt out of similar areas during the Troubles hangs in the air.

I think of Liam (Stephen Frears, 2000).


liberation 9:33 p.m. 01/11/04