September 22, 2004

So Much for "No Politics"

I signed up for the parent listserv for The Boy's school the other day. When I signed up, it was specifically stated that there will be no political or religious discussion on the list whatsoever. Here's the text of the second message I got from the group:


Get this everybody. This is for real.

Right now, there is a bill in congress, in June of 2005, every boy and girl 18-26 will be drafted for a mandatory 2 years of service in the armed forces.

If you don't believe me, go to

Type in HR 163. And read it for yourself.

Bush is trying to sneak this through while everybody is distracted with the election.

If you have children, or know of any, now is the time to wake up.

I'm tempted to complain. I wonder if anything would be done or if this is classified as merely informational rather than political.

I'd love to know, as well, how Bush got Charles Rangel and some of the other far leftists to push through his evil plan to draft all of our children. Last time I checked Mssrs. Rangel, McDermott, Conyers, Lewis, Stark, and Abercrombie could hardly be described as sitting in the President's pocket.

Also, would someone decide and write a memo -- is Bush a bumbling idiot who can't string two words together on his own or an evil genius bent on world domination and the destruction of all things liberal? It gets almost as confusing trying to keep track of what people are claiming for him today as it does keeping track of where Kerry stands on any particular issue.


"is Bush a bumbling idiot who can't string two words together on his own or an evil genius bent on world domination and the destruction of all things liberal?"

Both. :)

Posted by: Anne at September 22, 2004 12:27 PM

I knew you'd say that, Anne. But how can one be a genius and an idiot all at the same time? Pick one.

Posted by: Jordana at September 22, 2004 12:31 PM

It would appear that since Chuck Rangel's name is prominently missing from the note, and Bush's is inserted at the evil person behind this dastardly act, that it swung from being informational to blatantly political. And, of course, Rangel's intent in introducting the bill was a blatantly political scare tactic in the first place.

Second, upon reading the bill, the intent is that they would perform national service, not necessarily in the armed forces. But, I suppose you actually have to READ it before you understand that.

Third, this is not something that Bush's puppet Rangel pushed through in an election year--it was introduced in January of 2003.

Also interesting is the loaded language used implying that 18-26 year olds somehow qualify as being boys and girls.

I would ask for clarification from the list moderator upon what constitutes political or religious discussion on the list before complaining. If this constitutes acceptable usage, then I see nothing wrong in answering it factually. Which I know will get everyone in an uproar.

A less overheated response to this bill can be read at

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 22, 2004 12:45 PM

"Introducing," not "introducting." Although "introducting" is an interesting new word that I might use intentionally from now on.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 22, 2004 12:48 PM

Oh Terry, you're always introducting words!

I would put out a similar little memo on how Rangel and company have tried to get this through since Jan. 2003 and now they are using Bill Clinton's health scare and the Danron scandal as cover to get it passed. If you get any "feedback" just point them to the original memo.

You know you'll eventually do something someday and confront them, 'cause it's probably going to get worse before it gets better.
[especially as they get more desperate and see the election numbers turning against them]

Posted by: MarcV at September 22, 2004 12:55 PM


Posted by: Patricia at September 22, 2004 11:45 PM

I guess he's just the idiot, Jordana.

The geniuses are the ones in the shadows. The ones trying to take over the world with their Project for a New American Century.

Posted by: Anne at September 23, 2004 07:10 AM

Hey, waitaminute! What happened to us folks in the International Jewish Conspiracy? I thought we were in charge? (see here for more information: )

Also, Mr. Possum beat me to the Snopes reference - always a good place to check these things out. And anytime someone sends something along that says "Check this out - this is for real" it is, by definition, not real. Maybe Memo Dan got that MS Word Doc in an email with "Check this out" in the subject line.

Posted by: skinnydan at September 23, 2004 08:04 AM

Maybe forward this on the parent listserv for accurate info. The email's writer had an "agenda"...,2933,134153,00.html

Posted by: Pat at October 1, 2004 06:48 AM