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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, February 09, 2005
Pro-female media, laws and judicial activism

One cannot watch America's Newsroom without hearing about how 27 year old Pamela Rogers Turner gave a little bit of joy to one of her 13 year old students.

But where are they when a man is getting screwed over by the system? Nowhere, that's where.

The media is always so nice to women, but we men know how fucking annoying they can be and that no woman is more of a nag than a married woman.

These carriers of t&a have willing slutted themselves out for a pretty ring and now they apparently think they have the right not to be raped by their husbands.

Take a look at Michelle Roberts' February 7 AP story about how a nice man in Arizona was convicted of raping his wife and now could spend up to 18 months in prison. What's this shit? If a man can't rape his wife, does he really own her?

Hey honey why don't you shut the hell up while I'm doing something. That's it just shut your goddamn mouth. I'm trying to raise my kids in a Christian home you stupid bitch!

I guess the good news is that the penalty would be greater if the two lovebirds hadn't been married, which shows that the great state of Arizona does have some respect, far too little, but still some for the sanctity of marriage and its holy bed that God has blessed.

Roberts (a harlot who needs to quite this job) also reports that Some feminazis want to change this as part of their continuing rebellion against God:

"The current statutes are extremely unfair and unconstitutional, and they need to be changed," said David Rozema, chief deputy in the Coconino County Attorney's Office.

Advocates for domestic violence victims say few states treat spousal rape and other forms of rape as disparately as Arizona does.

Arizona law sees spousal rape as the lowest possible felony. The burden of proof is higher than it is in standard rape cases. And it makes no difference under the law whether the spouses are estranged or living apart.

"It treats victims differently solely because of their marital status," said Keli Luther of the Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project in Arizona. "We think this is really archaic."

About half of the states treat spousal rape differently from other types of rape, according to the American Prosecutors Research Institute, the research arm of the National District Attorneys Association.

Some states give women less time to come forward with a claim against a husband, or require proof that force was used. Most non-spousal rape laws require proof only that the assailant lacked consent.

Tennessee says spousal rape should be punished by three to six years in prison, while other rapes carry eight to 12 years. In South Carolina, aggravated spousal rape involving couples living together carries a maximum of 10 years in prison; roughly the same crime committed by someone else can bring 30 years.

Many spousal rape laws were drafted in the 1970s and were considered progressive at the time, because they recognized it was possible to rape a spouse. Historically, wives were considered the property of their husbands, and sex was regarded as a wifely duty.

Luther is representing a rape victim in a separate case challenging Arizona's law in the state Court of Appeals. Also, a bill that would make the punishment for spousal and non-spousal rape the same is before lawmakers this year.

An effort to change the way Arizona treats spousal rape died in the Legislature last year. Some lawmakers have expressed concerns about possible false allegations or the difficulty in proving charges when the defendant and the victim had a prior sexual relationship.

See these liberal traitors can't win in the legislature so they want the courts to their dirty work. This is nothing but evil judicial activism and it has to stop!