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(Some Patriot)   Wear red on Fridays to support the troops. Now you can take that annoying magnet off of your car   (dailyvidette.org) divider line 319
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2005-05-04 12:44:41 AM
What makes the green grass grow?

Bright red blood makes the green grass grow!!
 
2005-05-04 12:44:58 AM
These people are trying to preserve freedom for me and you,

No they're not.
 
2005-05-04 12:48:45 AM
I support the troops, but not by wearing red.
I do it by saying Not In My Name.
Bring my brother home.
 
2005-05-04 12:48:45 AM
I have a friend that likes to steal those yellow support our troops magnets, he has about 15 on his car now. He'll be driving along, randomly hit the brakes, run out, grab the magnet off a car, stick it on his and drive away. At least I thought it was funny...

From the article:

He added, for a while it was popular to protest the war, but more people are showing up on the other side now.

Oh really?

Poll: Most in U.S. say Iraq war not worthwhile

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/03/iraq.poll/index.html

(it didn't like my HTML for some reason...)

/flame on
 
2005-05-04 12:48:50 AM
If you want to honor the troops, go down to your local Veterans hospital and help out.

Take the money you would spend on your stupid car magnet and buy a veteran a cup of coffee.
 
2005-05-04 12:50:45 AM
Americans love to talk about supporting this or that or the other, but they'll only do it if it requires only a minimal effort, and little or no expense. Putting a magnet on your car or wearing red on Fridays is a great way to feel self-righteous without actually doing anyone any good.


Take it one more step.. it's like religion. Thinking is hard. Become a nutjob sheep and you get that self-righteous feeling w/o having to work. Turn off brain and listen to the preacher. The crap that goes on in the Evangelical church is nutjob crayzeee.

Why is it they can have 3-5 stations on local cable running 24/7?
 
2005-05-04 12:50:52 AM
mscrankyangel You're not the only one :)

The little yellow ribbons mean jack shiat. There are plenty of organizations out there that will send letters and items to troops who need them. Little tokens stuck on your car mean nothing if you're not doing something of substance.

If you've got a loved one over there and need to think of different things to send them, they can use toiletries, baby wipes, and Goldbond. My family has gotten also together and sent a portable DVD player. We send cheap DVD's every few weeks. We used to send mix CD's, but we just pooled more money to send him an Ipod, already loaded for his birthday.

If you can find an organization that sends emails to soldiers that means a lot to them. They do have internet access. My cousin gets online and he doesn't care which one of us is on, and he doesn't care what we talk about...to him it's just nice to talk about anything from someone back home.
 
2005-05-04 12:54:12 AM
I'm a troop for another couple months yet and get rather annoyed by those stupid ribbon magnets/flag decals/whatever. They don't support me or any of our guys overseas, and I tend to wonder how many would disappear if a draft were ever enacted.

The time and place to support the troops was last November at the polls and somehow that got farked up again.

Take John Prine's good advice and lose the decals.
 
2005-05-04 12:54:25 AM
 
2005-05-04 12:54:36 AM
To tell you guys the honest truth, I dont see how wearing a red shirt or sticking a magnet on your car is doing anything to support the soldiers over in Iraq.

I think its more of a "support the war" or "support your love for George bush" type of thing, while trying to make people who disagree with those things look like evil American servicemen hating libruuuls.

Sorry for pointing out the obvious, I guess Im going to have to offer detailed solutions to every strategic problem in the entire world for saying this. Give me a few months and Ill get back to you guys.
 
2005-05-04 12:55:06 AM
 
2005-05-04 12:59:32 AM
I think to support the troops I will just come to work and wear my uniform. If I wear red I will probably go to Captain's Mast.

And instead of all of those idiotic country songs and magnets when you see someone uniform, thank them and maybe buy them a cup of coffee or a beer. Trust me, most of us would appreciate that a lot more.

/just sayin'
 
2005-05-04 01:00:21 AM
yes, by all means support the troops by wearing your foreign made clothes... at least that goes hand in hand with waiving your chinese made American flags...
 
2005-05-04 01:00:45 AM
Dang, I've had this graphic sitting around for weeks and yet wake_up beat me to the punch...

 
2005-05-04 01:02:03 AM
drewcifer85708
Well, some of us tried... 'twas rather disheartening, really, to see the first national election I ever participated in be a choice between Bush and Kerry, and filled with so much hatred, vitrol, and BS that by the end of september I just kept thinking "Please, god, let it be Nov. 2nd, so we can get this over with..".

Good luck, and may you stay safe.
 
2005-05-04 01:02:44 AM
Karl Rove thanks you for your BS feel-good do-nothing support as most of these sticker people vote Republican.
 
2005-05-04 01:04:28 AM
These people are trying to preserve freedom for me and you, Rivera said.

Oh, bullshiat. What they're doing in Iraq hasn't impacted my freedom one teensy-tiny bit. Saddam Hussein was never any sort of threat to my freedom. The fact of the matter is, the ACLU is doing far more to protect my freedoms than the US military.

No disrespect for the troops. I don't blame the troops, I blame the people who sent them there. As the other poster said, I supported the troops by voting against Bush.
 
2005-05-04 01:04:40 AM
Wearing red can reportedly get a person shot. Google News: "wrong color" +shot
 
2005-05-04 01:05:04 AM
Flyinglemur
Coffee would be the only thing I'd be able to buy...
But I'll definately keep that in mind, if I ever see a soldier on leave. God knows they deserve at least that small kindness...

I just posted the song lyrics because they'd popped into my head, and seemed pertinent. *chuckles, and shrugs* And I've always loved the song, even before I really understood what it was about/supposed to mean...
 
2005-05-04 01:05:20 AM
Support the troops!

Don't cut their benefits! Like after Vietnam!
 
2005-05-04 01:05:29 AM
themeaningoflifeisnot

"I'd bet that many of the troops in Iraq would love these losers to do more than just mouth their support--like urging Congress and the President to bring them home now."

Funny, most of the troops that i know or that i've seen interviewed have said nothing even remotly close to that.

/VFW and Amererican Legion member
//Not like any one cares
 
2005-05-04 01:07:47 AM
Electric squid carpet wrote:

"To tell you guys the honest truth, I dont see how wearing a red shirt or sticking a magnet on your car is doing anything to support the soldiers over in Iraq.

I think its more of a "support the war" or "support your love for George bush" type of thing, while trying to make people who disagree with those things look like evil American servicemen hating libruuuls."

Amen, brother. I am so sick of hearing the phrase "support the troops." It's a knee-jerk reaction for me.

When I stop to think about it, no, I am not against the troops and agree they are making sacrifices and are brave.

I have the knee-jerk reaction of repulsion because most of the people saying "support the troops" seem to be the jingoistic, non-thinking ass clowns who don't give a rat's ass about how America's reputation is going down the tubes because of this war and seem to think this unprovoked war in Iraq has something to do with "freedom" or some other virtue.

I have to remind myself there are a lot of people who were against the war, and in fact support the troops because they don't want our countrymen being killed senselessly.

I just get sick of the blind patriotism that excuses America for being a global bully.
 
2005-05-04 01:08:03 AM
I'm for the war, I'm just against the troops.

/Bill Hicks
 
2005-05-04 01:09:27 AM
Wearing red supports our troops? Magnets? WTF?

www.anysoldier.com or a similar site. Enough said.
 
2005-05-04 01:10:35 AM
American patriotism in the 21st century

Conservative = "I wear red and have a sticker on my car to support our troops!!!"

Liberal = "I dont blame the troops but I blame Bush!!"

I think both sides are pretty sad really........
 
2005-05-04 01:12:58 AM
as long as it's not LordAberon or LordOberon.
 
2005-05-04 01:14:22 AM
I'd rather be dead than red.

/obligatory
 
2005-05-04 01:15:23 AM
If you want to support the troops, buy them a beer.
We like beer.

/last friday I wore green, with the shiny black boots. Red's not my color.
 
2005-05-04 01:17:11 AM
Felgraf,

I wasn't talking about the lyrics you posted. I was speaking more to Toby Keith. :)
 
2005-05-04 01:22:53 AM
 
2005-05-04 01:27:24 AM
GWShenlong05
I never got why placing a magnet on one's car is annoying to someone else. It's like complaining about fat people or someone else's poor fashion sense.

STFU, you fasion-crime of a fatty!
 
2005-05-04 01:27:34 AM
Well, it's a nice gesture, and at least it's not a bald-faced money-grab like those f*cking ribbons are.

"Support our troops with this Patriotic car ribbon! 0% of profits go to supporting our troops."
 
2005-05-04 01:31:10 AM
BrandonSi
We support the guy in China making these idiotic magnets

That's what is on the back of my car. Of course here in Dallas I'm a madman in a sea of giant SUVs with "W" stickers on them. Still its fun now and then to see someone pull up behind me, sort of squint, lean forward, read and smile.
 
2005-05-04 01:34:24 AM
Oh, I'm just a typical American boy
From a typical American town.
I believe in God and Senator Dodd
An' in keepin' old Castro down.
And when it came my time to serve
I knew better dead than red,
But when I got to my old draft board,
Buddy, this is what I said:

Sarge, I'm only eighteen,
I got a ruptured spleen
And I always carry a purse.
I got eyes like a bat,
My feet are flat,
My asthma's getting worse.
Yes, think of my career,
My sweetheart dear,
My poor old invalid aunt.
Besides, I ain't no fool,
I'm a-goin' to school,
And I'm a-workin' in a defense plant.

I got a dislocated disc
And a racked-up back.
I'm allergic to flowers and bugs.
And when the bombshell hits,
I get epileptic fits,
And I'm addicted to a thousand drugs.
I got the weakness woes,
I can't touch my toes,
I can hardly reach my knees,
And if the enemy came close to me
Why, I'd probably start to sneeze.

Yes, I'm only eighteen,
I got a ruptured spleen
And I always carry a purse.
I got eyes like a bat,
My feet are flat,
My asthma's getting worse.
Yes, think of my career,
My sweetheart dear,
My poor old invalid aunt.
Besides, I ain't no fool,
I'm a-goin' to school,
And I'm a-workin' in a defense plant.

I hate Chou En Lai,
And I hope he dies,
But one thing you gotta see:
That someone's gotta go over there
And that someone isn't me.
So I wish you well,
Sarge, give 'em Hell,
Kill me a thousand or so.
And if you ever get a war
Without blood and gore
I'll be the first to go.

Yes, I'm only eighteen,
I got a ruptured spleen
And I always carry a purse.
I got eyes like a bat,
My feet are flat,
My asthma's getting worse.
Yes, think of my career,
My sweetheart dear,
My poor old invalid aunt.
Besides, I ain't no fool,
I'm a-goin' to school,
And I'm a-workin' in a defense plant.
 
2005-05-04 01:41:33 AM
Silly me. I supported the troops by voicing my opinion to the war and donating to www.anysoldier.com. I'm sure the troops would rather I wear stupid clothing and put cheap ribbons on my car.
 
2005-05-04 01:41:36 AM
He said he is excited that now people are coming out and admitting their commitment to the armed forces. He added, for a while it was popular to protest the war, but more people are showing up on the other side now. Wearing red on Fridays would be a way to show support for the troops, he said, which would be a positive thing in contrast to the negativity which has often surrounded the war.

Is anyone not in support of the troops? Of course there's debate about the war, but nobody's taking a righteous and controversial stance by supporting the troops. This guy is a dumbass. So is anyone who has spent money on a yellow magnet.
 
2005-05-04 01:44:46 AM
Almighty:

Americans love to talk about supporting this or that or the other, but they'll only do it if it requires only a minimal effort, and little or no expense. Putting a magnet on your car or wearing red on Fridays is a great way to feel self-righteous without actually doing anyone any good.

I think of this every time I see one of those farking things, and get irrationally annoyed every time. But it has occurred to me, because I do in fact think hard of the possible rationale behind those damn magnets.. is it possible that the money those things generate is sent to the troops? Anyone know?
 
2005-05-04 01:47:13 AM
Didn't RTFA, just what vince quoted above, but that guy is wrong when he says "for a while it was popular to protest the war, but now...".

Umm...no. With the exception perhaps of some college campuses, it was always the popular thing to express one's support for "the troops". Annoys me when people rewrite recent history.

In fact support for the war is probably at an all time nadir.
 
2005-05-04 01:49:15 AM
To mikedrazen
Show me somewhere reputable, like a news website that says and proves there were 100,000 iraqis who have been killed, and show me that we shot them in cold blood and that they weren't running at us while shooting an Ak-47 or attempting to detonate the bomb strapped around their chest.

To everyone else who's against the war
I try to support our troops, about half my friends are over in Iraq right now. If there was a draft I'd gladly go fight for this country, but not to defend people who put me down or who are so against what I'm doing that they are too blinded by their hatred to show any empathy towards me. It shouldn't matter why our troops are over there, they still are regardless of what we say or do. Support them because they love our country enough to fight and risk their lives, while we can sit over here in the safe borders of our country and complain about why we are fighting a "resolutionless" war. Yes, I'm partially against the war, but I thank our military for fighting so I do not, it's sad there aren't more people who just say "thank you" to our military instead of criticizing everything. It's disgusting.
 
2005-05-04 01:50:41 AM
 
2005-05-04 01:51:33 AM
Army vet here. I can't speak for every member of the service, but when I was in, if I heard about "Red Shirt Friday" or saw these magnets, it wouldn't mean a whole lot to me. Instead of those magnets saying "Support Our Troops", they might just as well say "This Magnet Makes Me More Patriotic Than You".

If you really want to show some support, there are a couple things you can do. If you know someone over there, send them a letter. Send them a hundred letters. Let them know you are thinking of them. Send pictures and goodies too. I can't emphasize how much those letters from home mean.

If you don't know anybody over there, you could buy the next vet you see a beer and tell him thanks. That'd mean a lot more than a red shirt or some cheesy magnet.
 
2005-05-04 01:53:54 AM
In other news:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of Americans do not think it was worth going to war in Iraq with support at the lowest level since the United States launched the invasion in 2003, according to a CNN/USAToday/Gallup poll released on Tuesday.

Fifty-seven percent of those polled said it was not worth going to war compared to 41 percent who thought it was. In a February poll, 48 percent said the war was worth it and half said it was not.
source

Support our troops by opposing this stupid, fuct-up war. Lots of them don't know why they're over there, either.
 
2005-05-04 01:56:01 AM
GWShenlong05:

I never got why placing a magnet on one's car is annoying to someone else. It's like complaining about fat people or someone else's poor fashion sense.

Mind your bidness.




Shut the fark up, you stupid asshole.
 
2005-05-04 01:58:45 AM
themeaningoflifeisnot-I ship to Ft. Benning in 3 weeks and i have a magnet on my car. So stop generalzing people that have them and dont tell me i dont know whats going on in iraq. Better yet just shut up.
 
2005-05-04 01:58:53 AM
Do you guys over in the States get to see documentaries about soldiers returning from the war?

Stuff from Frontline? I watched a docco called "soldiers heart" last night here in Australia, which was about the mental problems large amounts of returned soldiers from Iraq have. It was basically saying that many had trouble dealing with what they had seen and done.

It was not sensationalised, but did highlight an important issue.

If you want to support the troops, watch programs like Frontline.
 
2005-05-04 01:59:06 AM
SkunkDuster:

Army vet here. I can't speak for every member of the service, but when I was in, if I heard about "Red Shirt Friday" or saw these magnets, it wouldn't mean a whole lot to me. Instead of those magnets saying "Support Our Troops", they might just as well say "This Magnet Makes Me More Patriotic Than You".

If you really want to show some support, there are a couple things you can do. If you know someone over there, send them a letter. Send them a hundred letters. Let them know you are thinking of them. Send pictures and goodies too. I can't emphasize how much those letters from home mean.

If you don't know anybody over there, you could buy the next vet you see a beer and tell him thanks. That'd mean a lot more than a red shirt or some cheesy magnet.


I'm not a vet, but you god damn right. Supporting the troops is not buying a magnet which was made in China and sticking it on your 9mpg H2.
 
2005-05-04 02:02:47 AM
In my area (Kansas City) they sell those yellow "Support Our Troops" ribbon magnets... AND identical red ones that say "GO CHIEFS!".

Gnngggngngnnnggg...
 
2005-05-04 02:03:49 AM
Chris9450:
If there was a draft I'd gladly go fight for this country, but not to defend people who put me down or who are so against what I'm doing that they are too blinded by their hatred to show any empathy towards me. It shouldn't matter why our troops are over there, they still are regardless of what we say or do.

I don't understand why there is so much confusion discerning objection to the war from objection to our troops. I can't think of anyone I know who expresses "hatred" toward the troops. Can you? Disagreeing with the war has nothing to do with hating anyone other than those who sent the troops to war.
 
2005-05-04 02:04:41 AM
Sorry Chris9450, but blind support for the military's mission just isn't the thinking man's cup of tea.

Its more of a tang.
For the mentally retarded.
 
2005-05-04 02:06:33 AM
I support the troops. I went down to the recruting office with 5 huge boxes, full of movies i don't watch anymore, and a shaitload of Maxim, Stuff, and FHM magazines.
:)
 
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