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.

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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, August 25, 2004
RE yesterday's post on Uncle Sam's abuse of prisoners, I suspect that virtually nobody would believe that incidents of abuse and torture happened if not for the Abu Ghraib pictures. At the same time, I suspect that many of the same people won't believe anything happened that wasn't photographed.


In today's Boston Herald, J.M. Lawrence writes:

Bellingham history teacher fired from teaching current events because he asked seniors to write about photos of U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners hit school officials with a federal lawsuit yesterday, accusing his bosses of censorship...

One student's father met with [teacher Brian] Newark. ``He demanded to know why I had not asked the students to look at pictures of the beheading of Nicholas Berg so that the students could understand precisely who the Abu Ghraib prisoners were,'' Newark said.

By the time the incident made its way to School Superintendent T.C. Mattocks' office, the superintendent claimed Newark had forced the students to view Berg's beheading. Newark said that never happened.

The teacher's ``requirement that student to (sic) watch the beheading of Berg, a horrific event, was inappropriate. In fact, he had no remorse and was defiant when Trudeau spoke to him,'' Mattocks wrote in a letter denying Newark's grievance...

Newark called the incident part of ``a pattern'' at the school.

``Last year I was asked to give a list of the students who were not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance,'' he said. ``I refused to do that.''

This makes me sad for more than one reason.


Stefan C. Friedman's article in Monday's New York Post, "Radicals Plot Bad Weather," says that the NYPD is tracking five groups in preparation for next week's anti-RNC protests including the Earth Liberation Front, Refuse & Resist and International A.N.S.W.E.R. It also says law enforcement is worried about former members of the Weathermen getting involved. This bit is hilarious:

Originally called "The Weathermen," the anarchist organization came into existence in June 1969 as a radical splinter group of the Students for a Democratic Society.
What is there to say?


The National Progress Fund's "Bush-Nader, '04" commercial is a disgusting political ad. Like other NPF ads, it is dishonest and showcases a refusal to talk about anything but the clichéd horse race.


Adam Kotsko on his thesis, which will look at how Jacques Derrida, John Milbank and Slavoj Žižek view Christianity.


This is yet another sampling of your humble blogger's former bookmarks.

And here are some more.

And while we are at it, here are a few final ones... for now.