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Babel_17 Donating Member (948 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 03:33 PM
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60. Hehehe, gustsy ....
but I think there might actually be a more effective point to make.

I say this, in part, because most americans can understand girls not enlisting. Not to mention a lot of people are going to think there would be a lot of hassles for the military and secret service in handling this hypothetical enlistment.

So the more effective point that I think that could be made is this: None of the Bush family have ever volunteered to work at a USO or done the equivalent thereof.

I won't belabor the point, but many of us older DU types can remember seeing the countless popular culture examples of how the most beautiful stars of Hollywood used to volunteer their time during WWII. I'm only in my 40's but I've seen countless examples of that.

Those soldiers looked really grateful of those efforts.

I think people will get that point better: The Bush twins haven't danced a single dance or handed out a single donut for these troops.

I'd like to see a photo of one of those beautiful WWII era starlets doing her duty with the caption going something like "Are the twins too good for this?"

or the same image but in a split screen with the twins and the caption ...

"During a real war everyone pitches in. Even the famous and privileged."

I think that this could be effective and it's also fair. Bushco doesn't like to remind people of wars that involved pain and sacrifice.

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  -Rep. Clay to Bush: "...why haven't your girls enlisted?" Hissyspit  Mar-28-06 10:07 PM   #0 
  - About time somebody said it! n/t  incapsulated   Mar-28-06 10:09 PM   #1 
  - I don't know who Clay is, but I  babylonsister   Mar-28-06 10:09 PM   #2 
  - Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay representing Missouri's First District:  Hissyspit   Mar-28-06 10:13 PM   #5 
     - He stands up for voting rights too!!  PVK   Mar-29-06 11:18 AM   #56 
  - FINALLY someone asks the very obvious Q!  LynnTheDem   Mar-28-06 10:11 PM   #3 
  - The chimp's reply was the exact same pick up line he used on Laura  DanCa   Mar-28-06 10:15 PM   #6 
  - LOL!  LynnTheDem   Mar-28-06 10:17 PM   #7 
  - The standard Repiglican answer..........  ClintonTyree   Mar-29-06 08:14 AM   #38 
  - yes, past time!  rodeodance   Mar-28-06 10:12 PM   #4 
  - And what about Pierce Bush (sp?)? Isn't he 19? n/t  Hissyspit   Mar-28-06 10:21 PM   #8 
  - Whoa, man...he's too busy doing way too early interviews, dude!  KyuzoGator   Mar-28-06 10:22 PM   #9 
  - OK I just saw that video about 5 minutes ago  never_get_over_it   Mar-28-06 11:05 PM   #22 
  - Tardspawn!  Horseradish   Mar-28-06 11:46 PM   #26 
     - I just coined that one on the spot. nt  KyuzoGator   Mar-29-06 06:38 AM   #33 
        - Tardspawn!  fooj   Mar-29-06 04:41 PM   #62 
  - God, Why, WHY Did They Name Him That  K8-EEE   Mar-28-06 10:27 PM   #10 
  - Beautiful Minds Babs Had Something To Do With It, I'm Sure  KharmaTrain   Mar-29-06 06:43 AM   #34 
  - The Bush family is obsessed with its ancestry to the Walkers/Pierces  Roland99   Mar-29-06 09:14 AM   #41 
  - Pierce  Maine-ah   Mar-29-06 10:28 AM   #50 
     - The Walker/Bush lines trace back to English royatly, too.  Roland99   Mar-29-06 11:46 AM   #58 
        - yes, that is where both of our lines end up going.  Maine-ah   Mar-29-06 12:00 PM   #59 
        - I hope he didn't write that Henry VIII had a wife named Mary :)  DemItAllAnyway   Mar-29-06 10:01 PM   #70 
           - My bad....his sister  Roland99   Mar-30-06 12:11 AM   #72 
  - Momma Hitler's maiden name is Pierce. Hence the need to name  Democrat 4 Ever   Mar-29-06 09:18 AM   #42 
  - Oh. OH!!! n/t  Blue in Portland   Mar-29-06 09:31 AM   #43 
  - Even knowing it's a family name, I still wince when I see it.  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-29-06 05:10 PM   #65 
  - Have you seen that kid?  theHandpuppet   Mar-29-06 10:51 AM   #55 
  - I just tried to Image Google him to see what he looks like.  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-29-06 05:12 PM   #66 
  - Bush Legacy? When the United States was run by a madman!  Imagevision   Mar-29-06 09:58 PM   #69 
  - * can't convince his girls to enlist but  kster   Mar-28-06 10:27 PM   #11 
  - Gee, when I asked that the other night on DU...  BeHereNow   Mar-28-06 10:28 PM   #12 
  - okay, i missed that thread, but  dweller   Mar-28-06 10:33 PM   #13 
     - Me, too. I'd also work the phonebank.  sfexpat2000   Mar-28-06 10:35 PM   #16 
     - Verse 2 of "My Heart Sings"  BeHereNow   Mar-28-06 11:01 PM   #20 
        - Let us not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.  sfexpat2000   Mar-28-06 11:21 PM   #23 
           - Translation: WWAD  BeHereNow   Mar-28-06 11:39 PM   #24 
              - Like wearing your mother's slippers.  sfexpat2000   Mar-28-06 11:40 PM   #25 
                 - or smiling, barefoot, strolling over the coals.  dweller   Mar-29-06 12:04 AM   #27 
                    - peace, dweller.  sfexpat2000   Mar-29-06 12:10 AM   #30 
     - And now...  BeHereNow   Mar-28-06 10:58 PM   #19 
  - . . .  sfexpat2000   Mar-28-06 10:34 PM   #14 
  - Still basing your votes on advice from your priest, Mr. Clay?  BlueIris   Mar-28-06 10:35 PM   #15 
  - He's not pro-choice?  msgadget   Mar-29-06 12:18 AM   #31 
  - Yeah, what're they doing, anyway?  stillrockin   Mar-28-06 10:47 PM   #17 
  - That question is not allowed.  BeHereNow   Mar-28-06 10:54 PM   #18 
     - Got it. Why should they waste their beautiful minds  Hissyspit   Mar-29-06 12:04 AM   #28 
  - Whoaoh!  KingFlorez   Mar-28-06 11:03 PM   #21 
  - Damn. Good for him. (nt)  ih8thegop   Mar-29-06 12:09 AM   #29 
  - Said it OUT LOUD!???! What a breath of fresh air.  troubleinwinter   Mar-29-06 01:38 AM   #32 
  - How many Young Republicans have enlisted?  CanonRay   Mar-29-06 07:43 AM   #35 
  - In a free country  Burning Water   Mar-29-06 07:56 AM   #36 
  - I fully agree.  Donald Ian Rankin   Mar-29-06 11:41 AM   #57 
  - Damn! about time someone did  stop the bleeding   Mar-29-06 08:07 AM   #37 
  - I'm proud to be from Missouri.  deadparrot   Mar-29-06 08:56 AM   #39 
  - Umm, I'm Active Duty Military, and I don't think they could pass the  maxrandb   Mar-29-06 09:05 AM   #40 
  - since they wouldn't pass recruit standards, they could work for privateer  wordpix   Mar-29-06 10:40 AM   #54 
  - God, the twins would ruin their nails  savemefromdumbya   Mar-29-06 09:33 AM   #44 
  - Brave Man  erpowers   Mar-29-06 10:11 AM   #45 
  - It's about damn time  DemonGoddess   Mar-29-06 10:12 AM   #46 
  - My Child is there... Bush put your money where your  dogday   Mar-29-06 10:13 AM   #47 
  - sorry to hear that and thanks for your sentiment  wordpix   Mar-29-06 10:38 AM   #52 
  - The answer: Patriotism is for suckers  Jack Rabbit   Mar-29-06 10:23 AM   #48 
  - You're so right! As Malloy says, they are the most successful of the  Talismom   Mar-29-06 09:31 PM   #67 
  - Bring it on!  motocicleta   Mar-29-06 10:26 AM   #49 
  - Right on Rep Clay! Another patriot in Congress! Heaven forbid the rich  wordpix   Mar-29-06 10:36 AM   #51 
  - GO CLAY!!!  neuvocat   Mar-29-06 10:38 AM   #53 
  - Hehehe, gustsy ....  Babel_17   Mar-29-06 03:33 PM   #60 
  - Good point on the USO Babel_17 but the British Royal family joins the  Trevelyan   Mar-30-06 07:35 AM   #75 
  - Because they're rich?  Sirveri   Mar-29-06 03:51 PM   #61 
  - We should make this a campaign. Keep asking the question.  katinmn   Mar-29-06 04:56 PM   #63 
  - Better question. Why isn't Pierce "Democrats are racists" Bush over there?  Bucky   Mar-29-06 05:05 PM   #64 
  - Pierce and George Prescott. Good question. nt  Ilsa   Mar-29-06 09:40 PM   #68 
  - Bush tried to advance them to the top of the Nat'l Guard waiting list...  Zambero   Mar-29-06 11:03 PM   #71 
  - Good for Congressman Clay and for us. We need to keep a list of Dems who  Trevelyan   Mar-30-06 06:53 AM   #73 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-30-06 06:56 AM   #74 
     - I think the point is that if the cause was worthy enough to send others,  salin   Mar-30-06 07:48 AM   #76 

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