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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holmquist's full archives are listed here.
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)
Blogs that for one reason or another Holmquist would like to read on at least something of a regular basis (always in development)
Saturday, May 22, 2004
The media has certainly done its part to entertain me over the last two days.
On Thursday, Deputy Director for Coalition Operations Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt said this about the "wedding party" raid:
I am persuaded that, again, the purposes that caused us to conduct that operation in the middle of the barren desert in the early mornings (sic) of the hour, which is kind of an odd time to be having a wedding, against what we believed to be 34 to 35 men and a number of women, less than a handful of women, which doesn't seem to be numbers that one would associate with a wedding, by a group in their four-by- fours, well away from any town, in a known RAT line, which is being used by smugglers and foreign fighters frequently, and other intelligence that we found on the ground, pretty well convinces us that what got us there had a valid purpose.LOL
In the same briefing, Dan Senor, Senior Adviser of the Coalition Provisional Authority, got involved in this exchange:
Q Hello. (Name inaudible) -- Four Corners Media. Were you aware that two days ago the museum in Nasiriyah was burned and looted, possibly by the Mahdi Army? And there's continued looting at sites all over the south of Iraq including reports of about 200 looters a night at Uma (sp). And I'm wondering why this is still happening a year after the war ended and what plan you have in place to stop it.Funny how not too many mayors run for reelection by bragging about how they have reduced looting every year that they've been in office.
Later on Thursday, Nancy Pelosi's not exactly complimentary statement about Bush was the top story on Hannity & Colmes. "Just how much more vicious can they get?" Sean Hannity asked as the audience at home got to see the smiling face of Ann Coulter.
I hope I'm not the only person who found this amusing.
The fun continued yesterday.
If evolution, how come we're not "idiot gorillas?" Rush Limbaugh ostensibly asked on his program yesterday. Here's what John Rennie had to say on this matter in an article entitled "15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense" from the July 2002 edition of Scientific American:
6. If humans descended from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?If Rush could be wrong, I just don't know what to believe.
Later, on the radio, I heard Hannity telling Arianna Huffington that she and her "rich Hollywood friends" should start their own automobile company if they want people to start driving more fuel-efficient vehicles, as if the entry costs were not prohibitively high.
Bored with Hannity but still having a few more minutes of driving to kill, I turned to WorldNetDaily RadioActive in order to hear host Joseph Farah assert that OutKast was a "gangster rap" group as well as that Bill Clinton and Sister Souljah were friends and fascism is bound to be the response the presumed immorality of the U.S.
The above examples are all good, but I'm most impressed by the opening graf of Jack Wheeler column from yesterday's Washington Times:
We know conclusively that the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal is as phony as a Bill Clinton sex denial because there are no calls for the resignation of the one individual most responsible for the abuses.Words fail to describe the laughter this should provoke.