Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Democrats: "Why aren't the Bush twins serving in Iraq?"

Republicans: "Why isn't Al Franken serving in the Peace Corps?"

8 Comments:

Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

This comment placed here for the same purpose that a bartender puts a couple of his own dollars in the tip jar at the beginning of his shift. Comments beget comments.

8/23/2005 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Ray B. said...

There are no elected Democrats (certainly not in Wash.) that I'm aware of that are asking this question.

I'm not a Democrat -- But I'm asking this question.

If Iraq is so important then why isn't one of Bush's daughters serving??? It may sound like a flip comment or question but I'm serious.

As for Al Franken - At least he has been to Iraq.

[from Wikipedia and CNN]:
In January, 2004, Al Franken became the first nationally syndicated radio talk show host to visit Iraq. Franken has done five USO tours to date [some included trips to Bosnia].

One of his more famous jokes goes: "Hey Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh have never been to Iraq or done a USO tour", to which he would respond, "Oh honey, thats not fair; they have no talent."


[From CNN]:

FRANKEN: Well, this is my fourth USO tour [an interview from the year before], and I love doing the tours. This is my first time in an active theater of battle. I was in Kosovo in '99, but it was very different.

It was very moving, to see these guys who are -- and women -- who are in harm's way. And also very moving to see -- like on the first show we did in Kuwait, we sang "God Bless America" every night at the end of the show. And looking at the guys in the front row, I saw there was a black soldier with his arm linked with a white soldier, with a woman, and going back and -- and swaying back and forth, and really, this was America to me. And thinking that, you know, the military can really teach a lot of college campuses a lot about affirmative action.

ZAHN: Can teach us all a lot of things.

FRANKEN: Yeah.

ZAHN: Let me ask you this: You've been highly critical of the president, as this march to war went on. What do you say to the folks who in spite of your history of doing these USO tours, found your appearance in Iraq disingenuous in some way?

FRANKEN: I don't know anyone who has. I know that the USO invited me, and when they did, I said yes immediately. They don't know me. I mean, I support our troops. I'm from the Vietnam generation. I didn't serve. This is my way of serving. I tell a few jokes and leave very quickly. I was there eight days. These guys are there for nine months.

The soldiers themselves -- and there are soldiers who came up to me and said, I don't agree with anything you say politically, but I really appreciate your coming. And that, you know, then I say, well, it's my honor. And they'd say, no, it's my honor. And then I'd say, no, no, no, it's my honor. And they'd say, no, it's my honor. And it went on like that for hours, until I said, let's stop it.

8/24/2005 08:14:00 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

Raymond,

You make my point. Tell your leftist friends that no one is buying it and they should stop selling it.

At the risk of offering Libs good advice, if you guys find a Gold Star mother who is not a Socialist anti-Semite, you *MIGHT* have an anti-war movement.

Otherwise, it's just a movement in the medical sense - if you know what I mean.

8/24/2005 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous ray b. said...

Actually, the Onion makes might point this week [http://www.theonion.com/]:

First with this image [just click on my name] and this:

Iraq Declares Partial Law

BAGHDAD — Citing the chaotic state of his occupied nation, president Jalal Talabani declared a state of partial law in Iraq Monday. "We must preserve a few laws and some order," said Talabani in a televised address. "If not for our own sake, then for the sake of the peace-loving citizens who make up nearly half our population." Talabani said the state of partial law is temporary, promising that within the decade, his interim government will be replaced by a more stable fascist theocracy.

8/24/2005 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger Chuck Wade said...

Why aren't Bush's daughters serving in Iraq? Probably the same reason that you aren't, because they're not soldiers! I mean have you seen them? I like my soldiers a bit more beefy. But President Bush has himself been to Iraq (just like Al Franken) along with His wife (just like Mr. Franken).

8/24/2005 05:09:00 PM  
Blogger Chuck Wade said...

Hey, how do you get that word verification thing down there? I've been getting those stupid advertisements too.

8/24/2005 05:09:00 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

Hey Concerned,

Yep, the fact they're not soliders is lost on some people!

The word verification is available now from the settings tab in blogger. I think they just started this today.

It should cut down on spam a lot!

8/24/2005 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous ray b. said...

The fact that they could be soldiers is not lost on my either.
Could they at least roll some bandages or something! :-) How about they Sleep with the troops!

8/25/2005 11:19:00 AM  

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