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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, February 25, 2004

Press Release

True Catholic TraditionalistSociety

Mel Gibson Shakes Hands with the Devil to Take the Unsuspecting on a Trip to Hell

The True Catholic Traditionalist Society calls upon Mel Gibson to immediately renounce soul damning ecumenicalism and to publicly and incontrovertibly state that salvation without membership in the Church is impossible and then spend a lot of time in the Confessional. Furthermore we call up all Catholic traditionalists to boycott Gibson until Gibson denounces all heresy.

Gibson directed and produced the new film The Passion of the Christ, which documents the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. The filmmaker intends for viewers of the picture to understand "the enormity of [the] sacrifice" of Christ, but in promoting the picture Gibson has
made unholy alliances with heretics who seek to prevent people from joining the One True Church.

According to a story by Bob Baker and William Lobdell that first appeared in the January 30 edition of The Los Angeles Times, "Gibson's production company... is courting the [Christian] market by hiring several Christian marketing companies to work various segments of the potential audience. The best known is a Vista, Calif., company called Outreach Inc."

Outreach Inc. describes itself as "a non-denominational ministry that works with all Bible believing Christian churches that embrace traditional Christian theology."

There is no mention of the necessity of belong to the one true Church on either the homepage of Outreach Inc. or on the site this group of heretics have set up specifically to promote The Passion of the Christ.

The producers of the film have also screened the The Passion of the Christ to "churches" that are not part of the One True Church, according to an article in the January 31 edition of the radical leftist British newspaper The Guardian. (It cannot be ruled out that some of these outfits may even explicitly reject the One True Church.

These same "churches" are already planning to use this movie to spread their falsehoods. There is the risk that many will go from merely being disobedient to God to actively working against Him!

Like the members of The True Catholic Traditionalist Society, Gibson practices traditional Catholicism. We reject that Vatican II was infallible and condemn the many errors and heresies of John Paul II. We affirm the true and infallible traditional teachings of the Catholic Church, knowing that the Dogmas of Faith should never change.

We are adherents and members of One True Church. Most importantly, we understand, "Outside the Church there is no salvation." Non-members go directly to purgatory or whatever the hell we believe in. These facts are clear to all who can read as each appears on no less than 19% of the pages of the Bible.

Gibson was a follower of these truths until very recently. His Latin public service advertisements for us consistently rank amongst the most popular PSAs done for any group in a dead language. In an interview with The New Yorker last year, Gibson says salvation can only come through membership in the Church. "There is no salvation for those outside the Church." And, more recently Gibson has said that his wife, a heretic of the Episcopalian variety, will not be saved.

What explains Gibson's change of heart and embrace of Satan?

We have to believe that, like many men before him, Satan's promise of a little gold in his pocket has corrupted him so that he now rejects God's message. While we pray that Gibson returns to the fold, this example shows how just how dark and evil Lucifer really is. This fallen angel seeks to capture us at every point in our lives. From the pits of hell he probably saw Gibson making a movie that would bring people to Salvation and decided to tempt Gibson. It is only through God's One True Church that we can defeat this evil.