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I see that Bush wants less US reliance on oil imports...

WIAKywbfatw (307557) writes | more than 9 years ago

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I see that Bush wants less US reliance on oil imports: "To create jobs, we will make our country less dependent on foreign sources of energy", he said in his recent speech at the 2004 Republican Party convention.

I see that Bush wants less US reliance on oil imports: "To create jobs, we will make our country less dependent on foreign sources of energy", he said in his recent speech at the 2004 Republican Party convention.

So then, Dubya, when exactly do you plan on announcing that Iraq has become the 51st state? You sure have created enough American jobs there (especially for your oil industry friends at Halliburton, etc), and we all know that Iraq has the world's second largest oil reserves. So I guess adding Iraq to the Union is just a formality now.

After all, once Iraq's part of the family, Iraqi oil won't be imported, will it? It'll just be domestically produced, just like the oil from Texas. Finally, after all those fruitless years with Harken*, Dubya will be able to say he's struck oil!

So, expect the official announcement any day now. I wonder what the Iraqi state bird will be?

(*Fruitless for most Harken stock holders, but not for Dubya, who violated SEC rules by failing to publicly report his sale of Harken stock before it plummeted from $3 to $1 after disasterous losses. But, hey, when your Daddy's the President you can do what you damn like. Remember, rules are for little people.)

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Well, let's see... (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 9 years ago | (#10146542)

I wonder what the Iraqi state bird will be?

Take your pick [bsc-eoc.org].

How'd you do in the draft?

Re:Well, let's see... (1)

WIAKywbfatw (307557) | more than 9 years ago | (#10146963)

I take it that you're referring to the Slashdot Keepers fantasy football league? If that's the question then my answer's "pretty well".

Here's my team (draft position 8, 10 team draft):

QB: C. Pennington (NYJ - QB)
WR: M. Harrison (Ind - WR)
WR: C. Chambers (Mia - WR)
RB: A. Green (GB - RB)
RB: M. Faulk (StL - RB)
TE: E. Kinney (Ten - TE)
BN: M. Bennett (Min - RB)
BN: T. Barber (NYG - RB)
BN: R. Gannon (Oak - QB)
BN: J. McCareins (NYJ - WR)
BN: R. Smith (Den - WR)
BN: I. Mili (Sea - TE)
BN: D. Bennett (Ten - WR)
K: J. Feely (Atl - K)
DEF: Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)

I'm happy with my RBs and WRs but I'm having second thoughts about having drafted Pennington. There were some fine QBs still left when I made that pick, and I wonder if Steve McNair would have been a more productive choice. It's a keeper league, and that did factor into my decision making when it came to my first few picks, which were Green, Harrison, Faulk and Pennington: with three keepers I can imagine hanging onto Green, Harrison and Pennington for a while.

The lack of depth at K and DEF doesn't worry me. Those positions are often a craps shoot anyhow. I mean, just how many people drafted Carolina's DEF last year over 90 percent of the rest of the league?

I'm quietly confident, but then I'm sure that so are most of the other guys (and gals). Time will tell.
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