Saturday, August 06, 2005

Because Jason wants to know, that's why

Jason Meaux sent me a list of questions he demanded that I answer. Who am I to look free content in the face. (Look, if you don't like mangled metaphors, why do you come here?)

1) What is your prediciton in regards to our exit of Iraq? (This question
must be answered in a Rhetorical fasion)


Easy one! We will declare victory and go home. After the Iraqi constitution is hammered out, the Shia will really start agitating for us to leave and might even ask us to get on the next train out of Baghdad. The Sunni have already made their position on the occupation clear. The Kurds can defend themselves and want us to stay just long enough for them to solidify their hold on Kirkut. The Iraqi Christians, Jews, Zoroastians and Sufis haven't given a position on an American pullout as they are too busy cowering in the interior rooms of there homes to communicate effectively.

So we will try to stay on and train the Shiite militia until they can brutally supress the Sunni insurgency on their own. They won't mess with the Kurds as it would mean battling the Peshmerga on their home turf in the mountains of Northern Iraq and that would be suicide for the untested Shiite forces. (The only question is what they would do in the event that the Kurds begin expelling Sunni and Shiite from Kirkut. But since it's mostly Sunni who where settled there by Saddam, they probably won't make too much of a fuss.)

The Republicans will be agitating for a big drawdown before the midterm elections in 2006, as Iraq is an albatross, so many if not most US forces will come out before then. I would expect our US supported Islamofacist nightmare state to be up and running mostly on its own by the next presidential election in 2008.

2) I'm happy many of our local citizens decided actually find a voting
booth to cast thier ballot for fiber, but the one area I am unsure about it
our payment method. With the advent of superior technology arriving
quicker each year, what will happen when fiber is considered to be of
"dial-up" importance way before it is paid for? (Remember, your answer must
have an introduction, a body, and a conclusion)


No technology can concievably take the place of fiber in the foreseeable future, as it runs on that most quicksilver of applications, light. Wireless networks are on the horizen, but the nodes must run on fiberoptic. We'll pay for this system before they discover something faster than light, and you can quote me on that.

3) In regards to politics, it is my humble opinion that we will not
achieve anything worth talking about until honest, intelligent, and
fearless citizens decide to enter the ranks of politics. So, when are you
and Ricky going to run Joe?


I see myself more as a philosopher-king than civil servant.

4) Although we still have way too damn long for this lame-ass-duck of a
president (lower case p on purpose) to leave office, can you give us your
pick for 2008?


If Jeb Bush wants it, it's his. Hillary's negatives are way too high.

5) What are the top five CDs your are rocking to right now?

I only have three in heavy rotation right now:

Lost Bayou Rambler's Pilette Breakdown
Uncle Tupelo's No Depression
White Stripes' Get Behind Me

5 Comments:

Blogger Jason said...

Just to keep it real, I didn't demand the questions to be answered, it was an idea I saw on My God...it's full of stars!

Great answers, well done!

12:00 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

From the post:

Here's the deal: I will create five personalized questions about you--all you have to do is ask. I will then post your questions in the comment section, and you answer them on your own site. Or mine. Do it however you wish.

Reading comprehension: kryptonite to Jason's Superman.

6:23 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

D'oh...I feel like such an ass.

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Mod Amish? Perhaps that was number 4 or 5.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

That Mod Amish cd does indeed rawk with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns. My bad, anonymous.

2:48 PM  

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