January 15, 2005

Frankly, My Dear Bluepers, We Don't Give A Damn

Berns Rothchild displays several of her "Count Me Blue," political bracelets, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, in Miami. Rothchild is selling the bracelets on the Web in packages of 10 for $20, and plans to give part of her profits to UNICEF.
[Translation: Don't buy them to give me money, buy them for the children!]

Proving again, if more proof be needed, that their little blue choo-choos have gone round the bend, the blue bracelet crazlet continues to underwhelm an America indifferent to their manias:

Anti-Bush bracelets say, 'Count me blue'

Thousands of miles away, two women in Idaho had the same idea. So did a woman in Kansas. The result? At least three separate bracelet ventures targeting left-leaning citizens who want to wear their political affiliation on their wrists - and at least one competitor bearing the opposite message.

Rothchild, 35, is selling blue bracelets that say "COUNT ME BLUE," while Laura Adams, of Fairway, Kan., offers blue bracelets that say "HOPE." The McKnight family, of Moscow, Idaho, is even more direct; their black bracelets proclaim: "I DID NOT VOTE 4 BUSH."

"It's kind of like saying, 'This is my tribe,'" said Adams, 43, a Kerry supporter, who was inspired by her 14-year-old stepson's yellow Lance Armstrong band.

Yes, it says "Hi, I'm so incoherent that I need to wear something that looks like I've just escaped from a locked ward."

Posted by Vanderleun at January 15, 2005 7:03 PM
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How is that any different than someone wearing an armband?

Posted by: Final Historian at January 15, 2005 9:59 PM

...if move proof be needed... well on the whole,
I'd need not more or move proof. They are not
happy here. They should move. More power to 'em.

Posted by: Steel Turman at January 15, 2005 10:08 PM

Blacklist test comment

Posted by: Tom Eberle at January 16, 2005 2:56 AM

Blacklist is now auto-updating from the BL clearinghouse...

Posted by: Tom Eberle at January 16, 2005 2:57 AM

Bill Engvall does a comedy routine about idiots having to wear a sign.... 'Nuff said.

Posted by: joated at January 16, 2005 9:46 AM

Maybe it'll become a 'movement' and there'll finally be enough to justify re-opening the Mojave dentention facilities- I mean, 'desert experience centers'.

Posted by: P.A. Breault at January 16, 2005 5:19 PM

After spending 10 days in London with friends who were outspoken about their disdain for President Bush's policies, Berns Rothchild came home wishing she had a way to show the world she didn't vote for him.

"I sort of felt ashamed, and didn't really want to be associated with being an American," said Rothchild, who lives in New York City and voted for John Kerry.

I don't understand. If she's so ashamed of being an American, why did she get on a plane and return to America? It seems to me that a person who really feels the way Rothchild claims to feel will renounce her citizenship and emigrate. But here she is, continuing to live in the USA and enjoy the benefits of the country she loathes so much. The word for that, I believe, is "hypocrisy".

Posted by: Pat Berry at January 17, 2005 11:57 AM

I, for one, welcome these blue bracelets.

It will serve as notice that I should speak slowly and use small words, so as not to confuse the wearer.

Posted by: lpdbw at January 20, 2005 7:35 AM