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Young giver sells lemonade to help pelicans
New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | July 24, 2010 | Kari Dequine

Posted on 07/24/2010 3:59:15 PM PDT by SoonerStorm09

NEW ORLEANS -- At first, 4-year-old Jonathan Bush wanted to sell all of his toys to help save the oiled pelicans.

The images on the evening news upset him, said Lori Bush, his mother.

Lori Bush told him he did not have to take that extreme a step -- plus she had planned to pass along his toys to a younger brother, eventually.

"How about selling lemonade?" she suggested.

Jonathan jumped on the idea immediately, helping his mother organize a well-patronized lemonade stand Saturday morning.

"I want to help the pelicans," Jonathan said, adding that he can not help directly with the cleanup "because (the oil will) get in my eyes and ears and nose and mouth."

The stand, located at Fortier Park, raised $200 in the first 15 minutes it was open for business, Bush reported. While she suggested a fifty cent donation, many people gave five, 10, and 20 dollar bills.

"Our neighbors have been fantastic," Bush said. "They've really stepped up."

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: kid; lemonade; pelican

1 posted on 07/24/2010 3:59:23 PM PDT by SoonerStorm09
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To: SoonerStorm09

An Zerobummer thinks the Bushes are the problem!


2 posted on 07/24/2010 4:03:56 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: SoonerStorm09

...make sure you keep two books Jonathan


3 posted on 07/24/2010 4:04:55 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SoonerStorm09

He’s doing more than Obama’s doing...*snicker*


4 posted on 07/24/2010 4:05:15 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: SoonerStorm09

Where can I send my $20?


5 posted on 07/24/2010 4:06:34 PM PDT by Misterioso (The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. -- Ayn Rand)
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To: SoonerStorm09

Will he be required to send the pelicans a 1099?


6 posted on 07/24/2010 4:11:38 PM PDT by digger48 (and)
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To: SoonerStorm09
You'll need a permit Jonathan and under the new medicare, you'll be required to have a complete physical and all your immunizations.

OSHA will have to inspect your stand and the FDA will have to test the lemonade for contaminants.

You'll have to wear gloves.

Be careful not to advertise it as fresh lemonade if you're using concentrated lemonade mix.

7 posted on 07/24/2010 4:12:42 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: SoonerStorm09
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8 posted on 07/24/2010 4:13:29 PM PDT by digger48 (and)
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To: SoonerStorm09

in some places the health officials would shut them down immediately and demand they get a permit and all that


9 posted on 07/24/2010 4:15:34 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: GeronL

...and in many places, they wouldn’t.


10 posted on 07/24/2010 4:19:17 PM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: digger48
He's drinking away the profits! wink
11 posted on 07/24/2010 4:20:20 PM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: GeronL

Mac daddy will send in the IRS storm troopers, have him arrested and jailed until he is 18 years old and fined $100,000.00 dollars.


12 posted on 07/24/2010 4:21:10 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: SoonerStorm09

What a sweet, dear little man! I wonder if he’s going to do another day. I’ll let my father-in-law, who lives in NOLA, know, so he can keep an eye out. :)


13 posted on 07/24/2010 4:38:39 PM PDT by Cailleach
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To: NohSpinZone
have u ever seen a kid with a lemonade stand that didn't?.....LOL...I guess at that age it's the thought that counts......
14 posted on 07/24/2010 4:41:08 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: SoonerStorm09
Young giver sells lemonade to help pelicans

And here I didn't even know that lemonade was good for them.

15 posted on 07/24/2010 5:04:01 PM PDT by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Yes, but think of all the jobs this creates.


16 posted on 07/24/2010 5:06:31 PM PDT by GreatMan (of Italian heritage)
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To: digger48

The kid in the picture is drinking up the profits.


17 posted on 07/24/2010 5:13:17 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. Eccl 10 v 19)
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To: SoonerStorm09

I think this is great. And I love pelicans.


18 posted on 07/24/2010 5:15:42 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: SoonerStorm09

OK, good on surface, but where is he giving the money? To I want Big Oil legislation, or I want PETA, then this is crap.


19 posted on 07/24/2010 5:19:42 PM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: SoonerStorm09

OK, good on surface, but where is he giving the money? To I want Big Oil legislation, or I want PETA, then this is crap.


20 posted on 07/24/2010 5:19:47 PM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

Please excuse the stutter.


21 posted on 07/24/2010 5:23:52 PM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: chiefqc

dang that sounds like a bad movie


22 posted on 07/24/2010 5:30:46 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: All

WHY is he EVEN seeing those images???


23 posted on 07/24/2010 5:51:38 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

From the article:

The donations will go to the group of students and faculty from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine working to care for the injured wildlife. While costs for visibly oiled animals are being reimbursed, a growing number of birds who ingested oil also need care, said Bush.


24 posted on 07/24/2010 5:54:14 PM PDT by nola61
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To: jackibutterfly

Because he lives in New Orleans, La. It’s been on t.v. here a little bit.


25 posted on 07/24/2010 5:56:56 PM PDT by nola61
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To: jackibutterfly
WHY is he EVEN seeing those images???

Amen!

At four years old he should be busy pushing his favorite Tonka Toy dump truck around the house driving his folks nuts!

No intention meant in criticizing the little tyke or his efforts but geeze, he should concentrate on being a little boy and not carrying the weight of the world...his folks should know better, imho.

26 posted on 07/24/2010 6:00:32 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Sacajaweau

The future Socialized Government would arrest the parents on trump up charges of child labor laws, throw them in jail, take the kid away from them and give him to some bad red necks foster care parents that will raise him to be a future welfare case drinking cases of cheap beer, etc, etc........... getting fat on working or not working at some unionized factory like government motors until he got old and no longer could vote Democrat and then they would pull the plug on him.


27 posted on 07/24/2010 6:25:11 PM PDT by ReformedBeckite
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To: GeronL
in some places the health officials would shut them down immediately and demand they get a permit and all that...

*snort* This is New Orleans. If a 'health official' tried to shut this little boy's lemonade stand down, he or she would likely get a beat-down by the neighbors. ;o)

28 posted on 07/24/2010 6:33:28 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: GreatMan
The brown pelicans were almost extinct in La supposedly from DDT. There was a huge and very expensive program to restore them. They bred like crazy after that.

Here comes another huge expensive program.

When are there too many pelicans??

29 posted on 07/25/2010 7:01:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: All

They went from an estimated 50 pairs to 15,000 and this is from an old article.


30 posted on 07/25/2010 7:04:20 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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