Monday, August 14, 2006

In the Hot Seat with the John Brown Of Citzcom

John Brown of Citzcom is one of my oldest friends. He has zero in common with the troll at Savage Justice. One of my earliest links was John Brown. In fact Drummaster purchased Citizcom stock along with that of Long Range and this blog. He may have had some of Liberty and Culture at some point.

Those of you who were Moonbat Central posters may be familiar with Citzcom, Freedom Now, Mad Zionist, Mr Beamish and Jeff Bargholz may know my friend. I am 100% positve Nanc knows the real John Brown.

The future

1 Who will be the key countries that will be vital to our economic future.
2 Will India become a greater economic super power and surpass China.
3 Is China friend or for or somewhere in between?
4 Should we pursue a more pro India policy?
5 Is Turkey still considered an ally?

Taxes Taxes Taxes even in death we can not escape taxes?

6 Have the Democrats forgotten aout their working man roots. Beer, Cigarette and gasoline taxes adversely impact working people?
7 Would you favor a National Sales tax to eliminate Income taxes?
8 Are user fees a form of hidden taxation?

Energy
9 Is a greater emphasis on public transportation part of a solution to our energy problems?
10 What is your position on nuclear energy.
11 Should we place a greater emphasis on building more power plants and refineries?
12 Should we drill for oil in Anwar?

Personal
13 Would you rather drive a sports car or an off the road vehicle?
14 Do you watch pro sports? If so who is your favorite team?
15 Pick one Japanese or New Orleans cuisine?

Education
16 Are you in favor of tax credits for private school tuition
17 Do our universities need a series of reforms to meet the competition from India and China?
18 Should we think about extending the school year?

The war on Terror
19 Are we at war with Islamo Fascism? When did it start
20 Were you surprised that there was a husband and wife duo in last weeks plot who planned to martyr their own child?

Random

21 What is the most annoying channel on cable?
22 Pick a film you feel was under rated and one that you feel was over rated?
23 Who is the most annoying celebrity?
24 Who is your favorite pundit? Is Thomas Sowell in your top 15?
25 Do dogs wearing sweaters look absurd?

8 comments:

John Brown said...

The future

1 Who will be the key countries that will be vital to our economic future.
We live in an increasingly global economy with nations such as China and India playing an every increasing roll. Also, look for countries that are moving toward economic freedom and not away from it.

2 Will India become a greater economic super power and surpass China.
Tough call, depends on the political climate the dominates each nation.

3 Is China friend or for or somewhere in between?
As we many countries it is and can be both. Put it this way they are rivals who need us to compete with us.

4 Should we pursue a more pro India policy?
Yes.

5 Is Turkey still considered an ally?
They (like Saudi Arabia) are faced with conflicting influences. There leaders and much of the population is pro-USA. However, they have some influential anti-Americans pressuring them both internally and externally. They have to play it both ways a lot of the time. Keep in mind that we have a similar situation here in the US.

Taxes Taxes Taxes even in death we can not escape taxes?
Euthanize the estate (death) tax. The economy is like a river, taxes are like locks and dams. The key is not to cut the flow but rather to have the greatest flow volume (GDP) without overflowing the bank (inflation). The taxes (dams) interrupt the flow, decrease the volume while not providing much return. There are necessities we need (i.e. Military, police, fire departments) which need to be funded…so some taxes are needed. Look up the Laffer curve!

6 Have the Democrats forgotten about their working man roots. Beer, Cigarette and gasoline taxes adversely impact working people?
Absolutely

7 Would you favor a National Sales tax to eliminate Income taxes?
Only with a constitutional amendment to protect the politicians from sneaking some form of income taxes back into our pay stubs.

8 Are user fees a form of hidden taxation?
Yes, and a great example of congress shirking its responsibility.


Energy
9 Is a greater emphasis on public transportation part of a solution to our energy problems?
We need a multi-faceted approach. Public transpotation make sense in an urban area but in suburban and rural areas it makes no sense what so ever. For example when I was in school I had to ride a bus over an hour each way everyday. When I got a license and car the same trip took 8 minutes. Which makes more sense?

10 What is your position on nuclear energy.
I lived literary on top of a nuclear reactor for 2 years. It is safe and is getting safer everyday. I say yes in my backyard.

11 Should we place a greater emphasis on building more power plants and refineries?
Yes, hit it from all angles. The power and oil companies are willing to take on the cost if only the enviro-facists would let them.

12 Should we drill for oil in Anwar?
As I have stated, do whatever make sense and with provide a marginal benefit given the marginal cost. So yes, drill away (best thing that ever happened to reindeer is the Alaskan pipeline)

Personal
13 Would you rather drive a sports car or an off the road vehicle?
Off road

14 Do you watch pro sports? If so who is your favorite team?
Yes, St Louis Cardinals!!

15 Pick one Japanese or New Orleans cuisine?
Sushi!! heaven on rice!

Education
16 Are you in favor of tax credits for private school tuition
I better be because it helped pay for my degrees

17 Do our universities need a series of reforms to meet the competition from India and China?
Sense they send ALL their best and brightest here for school, I would say no. But raising the bar is good policy anyway.

18 Should we think about extending the school year?
Yes, but only if they use that time teaching the 3 R’s not the social touchy feely crap the force upon our kids now.

The war on Terror
19 Are we at war with Islamo Fascism? When did it start
It dates back to before the Moors rules Spain. The issues used as excuses today are just red herrings used to mask the true goals of Islamo-fascism, which is global dominance and oppression of all non-mulsims

20 Were you surprised that there was a husband and wife duo in last weeks plot who planned to martyr their own child?
No, brainwashed radicals can justify any act no matter how extreme or vile

Random

21 What is the most annoying channel on cable?
CNN

22 Pick a film you feel was under rated and one that you feel was over rated?
Under rated – So I married an axe murder
Over rated – Any Woody Alan film

23 Who is the most annoying celebrity?
Michael Moore

24 Who is your favorite pundit? Is Thomas Sowell in your top 15?
Rush, Dr. Sowell is top 5!!

25 Do dogs wearing sweaters look absurd?
Only if it does not match their fur, bad fashion can be tacky even on dogs

beakerkin said...

Hey you out did me on the taxes. But this was a good interview. I didn't see that joke potential. So far you are only the second person to ever place a joke where I didn't expect it. Freedom Now found some good material where I least expected it.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

St. Louis Cardinals? Hmmm. Seems like I've heard of them. They play that one "sport" with the shillelagh nobody ever gets smacked with during that long tedious football-free part of the year, right?

(I live in St. Louis, but I don't care for baseball - can only say that on the internet with a modicum of anonymity - this city has some rabid fans)

nanc said...

i like golf.

John Brown said...

I noticed you said I have zero in common with the other John Brown. I should point out that this is totally false. We do have the same name if nothing else in common.

beakerkin said...

John

Your actual name is John Brown and his is a pen name. He deludes himself into thinking he is a modern John Brown. The only thing
thr John Brown of Savage Justice and the Historic John Brown have in common is insanity.

I stand corrected JB.

Warren said...

Good Interview John.

I disagree with you on the most annoying cable channel.

Has to be Lifetime or Oxygen. (who beat the woman channels)

The Merry Widow said...

JB- At least your name is real, jobro is an insane construct! Good interview!

tmw