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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:26 AM
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Everyone Knows it's Lynndie (parody by request)
"Lynndie

To the tune of Windy by The Association
(Ruthann Friedman)


Who's peekin' out from under a sandbag
Calling them names that never will air
Who's bending down to give me a thumbs up?
Everyone knows it's Lynndie

Who's skippin down the line up of prisoners
Smilin' at all the willies she sees
Who's reachin' out to capture a moment
Everyone knows it's Lynndie

And Lynndie has willing eyes
That smile at the sound of cries
And Lynndies friends are M-I
Above the law (above the law)
Above the law (above the law)

---Flute interlude here---

And Lynndie has willing eyes
That smile at the sound of cries
And Lynndies friends are M-I
Above the law (above the law)
Above the law (above the law)
Who's skippin down the line up of prisoners
Smilin' at all the willies she sees
Who's reachin' out to capture a moment
Everyone knows it's Lynndie

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thinkingwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:29 AM
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1. um...wow
I don't even know how to respond to this. It's, I think, a piece of pop culture genius.

I had completely forgotten about that song that used to drive me mad every time the radio was on when I was growing up.

NOW I will never hear it again without smiling!!

Excellent work! A parody to be proud of!
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:34 AM
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4. Don't miss my morning's magnum opus
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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:31 AM
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2. that is, without a
doubt, awe inspiring. Damn fine parody
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Wright Patman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:32 AM
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3. Brilliant
"Windy" was my favorite song when I was seven years old. I had an aunt named Mary and I would croon "Along Comes Mary" whenever she'd come to visit.

"Cherish" is probably my favorite of all time by the Association because I was beginning to get a crush on a girl for one of the first times and the words fit how I felt about her.

Music was so much better in the Sixties. It began to deteriorate by the time I was in high school in the Seventies. The stuff today is so bad that I even get nostalgic for disco, which I absolutely loathed at the time it was at its peak when I was at UT-Austin.
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:52 AM
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5. Fine parody indeed
but I regret that I will have that damn Association tune running through my head for the rest of the day. Thanks, I think.

Woof
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WastedPotential Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:30 AM
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6. LET UP on this girl a bit, please
I KNOW Lynndie England. Personally. I am from Ridgeley, WV, just a few miles from Fort Ashby where the Englands live. I know her older sister better. She married my mom's backdoor neighbor in Keyser,WV. They played ball sometimes on our basketball court out back.
Let me tell you what I know. They were not well off, there were a little rough, slightly redneck, but they weren't bad people.
Lynndie was 20 years old, never went to college, never traveled much of anywhere, never had many life experiences, lived in a trailer. You've got to think about the options a young girl in her circumstance has when her best move is the National Guard right out of high school.
Then she is thrust into the middle of this hideous war, in horrible hot conditions, 5000 miles from home, and prompted no doubt by her association with a group of soldiers who are doing bad things.
Now you can say she should have known better, but I assure you a girl growing up in our part of rural West Virginia and at such a young age pretty much lacks the savvy to go against older more experienced officers. Sure it was wrong, but let's please put ourselves in Lynndie's shoes. Let's step back from the ridicule a bit. I am sure this chick was apolitical--not a willing subject of Bush. Let's not treat her like she is the end-all mouth piece of the right-wing war-mongering neocons.
Give the ridicule a rest. That's all I ask.
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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:50 AM
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7. hiya and welcome to DU
Its honorable that you ask this for her, that took guts. Having said that you asked us to put ourselves in her shoes. I don't know of anyone here that would do what she's accused of doing either willfully or having been ordered to. The, "I was ordered to do it" defense is not going to float. We all have morals and obligations to our fellow human beings no matter what their heritage is. These people violated that and deserve the ridicule and punishment they are about to recieve. If, using your logic, someone from the hills of Virginia doesn't know how to treat people then we have a huge problm in this country. Where she was raised or how she was rasied isn't why she did this. Why she did this was her training by a military hell-bent on attacking what they percieve to be "less that humans". Her complicity in that is wrong, and there is no defense for it. I admire your plea, not your "victim".
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:54 AM
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8. No.
The combined condition of being female, 20, lacking college education, and growing up in a trailer with limited life experience is not a license to commit torture.

As a soldier who stepped into Vietnam at age 19 I can match all of Lynndie's background except her gender and West Virginia status--though growing up in a poor working class family literally in the shadow of factories couldn't have been much more enriching to my life.

So I'll go ahead and assert that I HAVE walked similar pathes in similar shoes. But the jackboots she wore stepped over a line I never crossed. That trip has brought her to public view and ridicule.

Unlike the man who was the prototype for the enduring phrase "Your name is Mudd," Lynndie England is demonstrably guilty of everything in my parody.
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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:01 AM
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9. did you ever
think you'd see someone actually defending this person? Man that was weird.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:07 AM
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10. Well, Lynndie needs a (legal) defense that's better than
the one just presented.
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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:18 AM
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12. it took
everything I had not to wail on that post. I wanted to so bad
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:25 AM
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14. You restrained yourself admirably
My willingness to wag my tongue never made me popular in kindergarten & other group work.

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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:32 AM
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15. LOL
well I woulda went all buck wild but I had my first 2 posts deleted last week and I "learned" my lesson
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:16 AM
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11. Argh!
LOL....now that song (with revised lyrics) is stuck in my head!

and Lynndie has storm trooper eyes
that flash at Eye-Racki thighs.........
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:21 AM
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13. Touche!
Like all things deserving parody links between truth and verse are rich indeed.
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:34 AM
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16. This is going to be stuck in my head all day
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