Orange Ducks is an ex Moonbat central poster who arrived after my time. In the earliest days of Moonbat Central the commenters were Redbeard, Mr Beamish, Myself and an eccentric fellow with a blog caled rant farm. I started to spend more time on Bad Eagle and then on this blog.
Orange Ducks has graduated from the ranks of poster to contributor. His posts will run on the Autonomist alongside Prof Plaut, Rocco Dipippio and another graduate Jeff Bargholz. I have graduated and have a few spots planned for the new and improved Bad Eagle.
Orange Ducks is in Iraq as a civilian contractor. This interview promises to be interesting but it may take time for Orange Ducks to respond.
Moonbat Central Memories
1 Do you miss the old Moonbat Central ? I like the Autonomist but I miss the wisdom and brilliance of Richard Poe ?
2 Who were some of the more interesting posters ? Did you encounter Red Beard who was a true class act ?
3 How does it feel to graduate from poster to Columnist ? I felt honored when it happened to me. Posting on a thread you have written is a different experience ?
4 My brother in Kuwait complains about huge bugs and bad weather. Are there comprable conditions in your area ?
5 Have you met any of the beleagured Assyrian Christians of Iraq ?
6 Have you been to the Kurdish sector ? What are the Kurds like ?
7 Is there an eutrepeneurial spirit among the Iraqi people ? I have spoken to servicemen and they describe a series of new start up companies.
8 Is it easier to work with Iraqi labor then to deal with union labor back home
9 I am a mere 400 miles from home and feel homesick. What do you miss about home other then friends and family ?
10 Have you found the local food and products interesting ? Are there any notable ones Ameicans would love back home ?
Odds and ends
11 I am constantly frustrated in my limited dealings with the State Department. They seem to be from a culture of excuses and have a detached no can do attitude ? What are your thoughts on this subject ?
12 Journalist are annoying and mostly obnoxious and I had plenty of eperiences with them in NYC. Most are professional but they gravitate towards screeching voices that make good copy ? What observations do you have about the press in Iraq ?
( I almost got into a fist fight with a free lance French journalist in NYC after the election of President Bush. The interviewer did not like my answers )
13 Have you met any of the " Peace Activists " ? The ones I encountered in NYC are Commies and Anarchists. They are not peaceful and mostly incoherent in my experiences. Are these people as incoherent in Iraq ?
14 Iraq has a rich history , have you found anything interesting on the construction sites ? I often spend hours looking at Summerian and Assyrian artifacts in NYC.
15 Have you looked at the local newspapers ? Do they have comics like Garfield or Blondie in them ?
16 Has any politican visited your work area ? What were your thoughts on their visit.
17 What are your thoughts on the Second Amendment ?
18 Are you opposed to hunting ?
19 Are beer , alcohol and cigarette taxes too high ?
20 Do you watch sports ? Are you a fan of any particular team ?
21 What are your thoughts on Armed Forces Radio Programing ? I heard they air one hour of Rush Limbaugh .
22 If you had to pick one Moonbat Central Poster to be in a foxhole with who would you choose ?
23 Pick one Tex Mex or Iraqi cuisine
24 Who would you like to see run for President ?
25 Are people who talk to their cars quirky or certified ?