Thursday, April 21, 2005

Those annoying ribbons...

Okay - first I will preface this posting by saying that Joe told me not to blog about this. He thought people would get the wrong idea and think I'm not patriotic. But I'm going to blog about it anyway...

I am so f'ing sick of those annoying ribbons people are putting all over their cars: yellow ribbon stickers that read "Support Our Troops", red white and blue ribbon stickers that read "I Support Our Soldiers", stars and stripes ribbon stickers that read "I Support Our Troops and Our President". I feel like pulling them off of every car I see.

And some people just don't know when enough is enough. I've seen some cars with as many as 4 ribbon stickers on them! Alright already - we understand how you feel. Quit "shouting" it at us.

Don't get me wrong. I, too, am appreciative of those who would willingly enlist in the military to protect our country. But right now our troops are in Iraq because of phony, bogus, grossly exaggerated claims of 'weapons of mass destruction'. Professionals have searched and searched and did not find any in Iraq. So then our president announces that America is still better off without Saddam Hussein.

Hello? He said the US was taking pre-emptive action against Iraq because there was imminent danger of them using WMD against us. THAT was the reason given for going to war. The fact that the world is a better place without Hussein in power is a totally different subject.

So, maybe I'm not patriotic at the moment. Maybe I am a little embarrassed by what I believe the rest of the world is thinking about America ("the bully") right now. Maybe I feel like the conservative fanaticals have 'hijacked' patriotism. And maybe that's why I am so sick of those annoying ribbons.

1 comment:

Skippy said...

I am glad someone wrote about this...it is on a list of blog ideas that I have, but I have not gotten around to it. It has gotten to the point that I don't even see them any more...they blend into the environment.

Great blog...keep it up.

Glad to see other happy gay couples around here...

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