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Woman Sells Anti-Bush 'Count Me Blue' Bracelets
WRTV ^ | January 17, 2005

Posted on 01/17/2005 7:40:11 AM PST by Samwise

NEW YORK -- 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.

Her mother had a suggestion: bracelets, inspired by the Lance Armstrong Foundation's popular "LIVESTRONG" bands, that would signal opposition to Bush.

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.

It's unlikely the wristbands will ever have the widespread appeal of the bands created by the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which have sold about 31 million so far to raise money for cancer research. Brenda McKnight, 40, said her family has sold roughly 4,000, and Adams said she has sold about 3,300. Rothchild has sold about 500 since her Web site launched Monday.

But all three ventures also have the aim of raising money for a variety of organizations.

Rothchild, who is selling the bracelets on the Web in packages of 10 for $20, plans to give part of her profits to UNICEF, and Adams has donated money from the sale of her $3 bracelets to Save the Children and Habitat for Humanity.

The McKnights are auctioning their bracelets on eBay and selling them for $3 each on their Web site, where buyers can vote for one of six organizations that will receive a portion of the proceeds.

So far only McKnight said she has received e-mails criticizing the bracelets as unpatriotic. But Rothchild said her venture has spawned a counter-protest - from her Republican father.

John Rothchild, a Miami Beach, Fla., resident who voted for Bush, has invested in 5,000 "COUNT ME RED" bracelets.

He has hired his daughter's boyfriend, who created her Web site, to create his, which he launched this week.

"Now we're sort of having a father-daughter competition to see who can sell more," Berns Rothchild said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blue; bracelets; nuttywoman
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1 posted on 01/17/2005 7:40:13 AM PST by Samwise
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To: Samwise

Yes like the skerry devotees think burning draft cards is cool. I think a lets burn the Blue bracelets protest is in order.


2 posted on 01/17/2005 7:43:30 AM PST by marty60
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To: Samwise

How about blue bracelets inscribed "I voted for the loser"?


3 posted on 01/17/2005 7:45:11 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: marty60

www.countmered.com


4 posted on 01/17/2005 7:45:11 AM PST by cwiz24 (I worked very hard on this tagline.)
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To: marty60

Good. It makes it easier for me to dismiss anything a person says or thinks if they are sporting a blue bracelet.

I think the Dem "men" though should consider Neuticles instead.
http://www.neuticles.com/index1.html


5 posted on 01/17/2005 7:45:54 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

He he, yes siree


6 posted on 01/17/2005 7:47:16 AM PST by marty60
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To: pissant

Best bumper sticker I saw today:

Don't be a girly man
Vote Republican


7 posted on 01/17/2005 7:48:08 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Samwise
"I sort of felt ashamed, and didn't really want to be associated with being an American,"

If that's the way she feels, Why did she come back?

8 posted on 01/17/2005 7:48:11 AM PST by Not now, Not ever! (Juc the Fohns)
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To: pissant
I tend to dismiss anyone over the age of seven who is wearing "plastic" jewelry .


;^)

9 posted on 01/17/2005 7:49:31 AM PST by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine!)
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To: silverleaf
How about blue bracelets inscribed "I voted for the loser"?

LOL

10 posted on 01/17/2005 7:49:52 AM PST by Samwise (This day does not belong to one man but to all. --Aragorn)
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To: Samwise
All I can think of is the Blue Meanies in the movie Yellow Submarine.
12 posted on 01/17/2005 7:50:43 AM PST by reg45
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To: Not now, Not ever!
At least they'll be easier to spot now. Just look for the blue bracelet.

Look at the bright side, it'll make it a lot easier to identify the losers when interviewing job applicants.

13 posted on 01/17/2005 7:51:48 AM PST by jess35
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To: Samwise; All

Get one of these and try not to gloat.

14 posted on 01/17/2005 7:52:42 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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To: Samwise

They should make it with built in compartments for their anti-depressant meds and maybe a little slot that dispenses Kleenex for those really, really blue days.


15 posted on 01/17/2005 7:53:05 AM PST by 12B
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To: Samwise
"I sort of felt ashamed, and didn't really want to be associated with being an American," said Rothchild

Who forced you to come back?

16 posted on 01/17/2005 7:53:50 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: silverleaf

I was thinking the exact same sentance.


17 posted on 01/17/2005 7:53:56 AM PST by Perdogg (Rumsfeld for President - 2008)
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To: Samwise
John Rothchild, a Miami Beach, Fla., resident who voted for Bush, has invested in 5,000 "COUNT ME RED" bracelets.
He has hired his daughter's boyfriend, who created her Web site, to create his, which he launched this week.
"Now we're sort of having a father-daughter competition to see who can sell more," Berns Rothchild said.

I think this part bears repeating. Does anyone have the ordering information?

18 posted on 01/17/2005 7:54:17 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Samwise

A better cause might be:

www.herobracelets.org


19 posted on 01/17/2005 7:54:37 AM PST by jos65
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To: Samwise

What about a Red bracelet that says something like:
Pro-American/Anti-Dem-Communist


20 posted on 01/17/2005 7:56:15 AM PST by TexasTaysor
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To: Samwise

Brilliant idea...wish I had thought of it. How much fun would it have been to sell these to RATs and donate the cash to Dr Dobson or the NRA.


21 posted on 01/17/2005 7:57:19 AM PST by montag813
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To: Samwise
I'm ticked that I didn't think of that idea. Wouldn't it be great to make a small fortune from people who can't come to terms with reality?

Maybe I should sell bumper stickers that say "Kerry and Hillary in 2008". I'm sure I could make a few thousand selling Kerry... uh...ya know, I've already forgotten who his running mate was 2 months ago!

22 posted on 01/17/2005 8:00:46 AM PST by The Brush
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To: Samwise

Note to self, skip any job applicants who arrive wearing a blue bracelet.


23 posted on 01/17/2005 8:01:38 AM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: Samwise

Check out Neal Boortz today. He had quite a bit to say about these.

boortz.com


24 posted on 01/17/2005 8:02:05 AM PST by Millicent_Hornswaggle ("We walk by faith, not sight." 2 Cor 5:7)
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To: Samwise
People who wear them should be referred to as "Bluesers," or "Blosers."

What shade of blue are the bracelets?

Boo-Hoo Berry!

26 posted on 01/17/2005 8:03:55 AM PST by N. Theknow (Twang your magic twangy Froggie! Hiyakids hiya hiya hiya! I'llbegood I'llbegood I'llbegood!)
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To: Samwise

If only it had a picture of jesus, they'ed really sell on ebay. Should read "Count me BLUEser".


28 posted on 01/17/2005 8:07:53 AM PST by 57Chevy
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To: Samwise
At least three separate bracelet ventures targeting left-leaning citizens who want to wear their political affiliation on their wrists

Will make them much easier to identifiy and avoid.
29 posted on 01/17/2005 8:08:20 AM PST by schaketo (http://www.gp.org/ Convince progressives to join the Green Party Divide and conquer)
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To: Samwise

Opponent of the free market, profiting by the free market.

"Sometimes irony can be pretty ironic!" -- Buck Murdock.

Dan


30 posted on 01/17/2005 8:11:27 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: AppyPappy; The Brush

I'm glad they're marking themselves as losers and see no problem with it at all! I wanted to show the opposite. Thanks to a freeper's post, I found a website with numerous pro-GWB bumper stickers (however, many viciously anti-Bush, too) so now my car has a "Four More Years and Loving It" (with GWB picture) taped to the back window just to irritate all those around here with "Bush Cheated" and "Bush - Second Choice" stickers on their cars! After the inauguration I may move to the "W is My President" sticker - and save my new "Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" sticker until Hillary! announces her 2008 run.


31 posted on 01/17/2005 8:11:46 AM PST by Moonmad27
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To: Samwise

The liberals don't really have much conviction. First, they told us they were moving to Canada. Now, they've settled for wearing a blue bracelet to symbolize their disaffection.

Personally, I liked it better when they said they would move to Canada.


32 posted on 01/17/2005 8:12:45 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Samwise

"Good. It makes it easier for me to dismiss anything a person says or thinks if they are sporting a blue bracelet."

As soon as I heard about this, I figured that would be the reaction.

In fact, this is another good idea that is being ruined by the Libs. For some time now, Blue and Pink bracelets have been circulating, for Cancer Survivors. They are inscribed "Strength, Hope, Courage". As a cancer survivor, I'm glad to have been given one of these, and dissappointed that I can't wear it without someone stereotyping me as a 'Rat.

Thank you very little.


33 posted on 01/17/2005 8:16:54 AM PST by Bean Counter
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To: Moonmad27
 
 

34 posted on 01/17/2005 8:39:47 AM PST by azcap
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To: Samwise
"It's kind of like saying, 'This is my tribe,"'
Well honey your "tribe" just clashed with our civilized society and the results were the usual.
 

35 posted on 01/17/2005 8:41:52 AM PST by azcap
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To: Bean Counter

I was a little miffed, when these blue bracelets showed, because that is the color of another cause that I have high value for - Leukemia Society. Hendrick Motorsports (Jeff Gordon and others) is issuing blue bracelets with "Life is a Team Sport", both to support Leukemia Society and to memorialize the teammates lost in the airplane crash, last fall.
I would hate to have mine mistaken for one from the pro-Kerry crowd. On the other hand, it might be an interesting conversation!


36 posted on 01/17/2005 8:44:55 AM PST by Tandem (Ready for NASCAR '05, already)
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To: pissant

BWAAAAHAAAAAAHAAA! Neuticles!!!!!

37 posted on 01/17/2005 8:49:31 AM PST by rlmorel
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To: jess35
At least they'll be easier to spot now. Just look for the blue bracelet. Look at the bright side, it'll make it a lot easier to identify the losers when interviewing job applicants.

Yeah, you used to have to wait until they opened their mouths to figure out they were libs.

38 posted on 01/17/2005 9:01:22 AM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Moonmad27

I live in Massachusetts, and I had a big decal that took up half of my rear window, it has a silouette of a Swift Boat, and said SWIFT BOAT VETERANS FOR TRUTH-STOP KERRY'S FRAUD with the WWW.SWIFTVETS.COM in the silouette...it was great!

Anytime I saw a Kerry sticker, I made sure I would pull in front of them on the highway for a few minutes...:)

I got lots of dirty looks and fingers (once from a fiftyish lady with her hair in a bun, driving a volvo) although nobody keyed my car!

I took it off last week. I like to think I am not that nasty a guy, and I was enjoying it too much. I'm done rubbing it in.

Besides, that lady in the volvo really scared me...:)


39 posted on 01/17/2005 9:07:48 AM PST by rlmorel
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To: cwiz24

I ordered 10 'count me red' bracelets yesterday. Estimated delivery 3 to 5 weeks.


40 posted on 01/17/2005 9:13:46 AM PST by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: rlmorel

I travel to England frequently. Nothing shuts them up like saying, "you better believe I voted for Bush"


41 posted on 01/17/2005 9:13:56 AM PST by conservativewasp (Support John Kerry......... Ho Chi Minh would. Damn! Now I need a new tagline.)
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To: Not now, Not ever!

What a pathetic loser.

So afraid of what people will think--what English people will think--she decides she's ashamed of being American.

Maybe she can sell a bracelet to Teresa.


42 posted on 01/17/2005 9:14:40 AM PST by altura
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To: rlmorel

Beware of aging hippies with gray pony tails (either sex--but especially women)


43 posted on 01/17/2005 9:17:51 AM PST by altura
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To: Samwise
Good idea...it makes it much easier to identify morons I would prefer not to deal with. However, if this idiot wants to do something really substantive, how about a Scarlet Letter on the forehead? An "A" would work only this time it wouldn't stand for "adulterer".

It worked then...it could work now.

44 posted on 01/17/2005 9:24:16 AM PST by blake6900 (Great idea...glad I thought of it.)
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To: blake6900

Heheh, that's a GREAT way to put it!

I like it! A big BLUE A!


45 posted on 01/17/2005 9:34:36 AM PST by rlmorel
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To: Samwise
"I sort of felt ashamed, and didn't really want to be associated with being an American," said Rothchild......

Why don't she just sort of move to a sort of nice little country like Cuba where she can sort of vote for Castro?
Problem solved. (Sort of)

46 posted on 01/17/2005 9:35:11 AM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: marty60
I think a lets burn the Blue bracelets protest is in order.

What I see here is a person selling a five cent piece of plastic for two bucks. No more, no less. I think a healthy yawn is sufficient response for me.

47 posted on 01/17/2005 12:09:36 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: altura

Truer words were never spoken.


48 posted on 01/17/2005 1:44:39 PM PST by marty60
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To: pissant; marty60
I think the Dem "men" though should consider Neuticles instead.

That wouldn't be politcally correct. After all the whole pupose of being neutered is to eliminate politically incorrect masculine behavior. Not only would they show off their status as being neutered, they would urinate while sitting down on the toilet.

49 posted on 01/17/2005 2:11:11 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Samwise

Andy Roddick of the U.S, seeded second, makes a forehand return during his first round match against Irakli Labadze of Georgia on Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005. Roddick won the match, 7-5, 6-2, 6-1.

50 posted on 01/18/2005 12:46:20 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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