Thursday, January 11, 2007

Support Our Tropes

Every day I have to endure the sight of little yellow ribbons placed upon all kinds of automobiles, ranging from old jalopies to shiny new gigantic SUVs, and it galls me. In the old days, you had to put a sticky flag decal and real ribbon on your car if you wanted to display your support for human bloodshed. But nowadays you don't even have to commit that much! You can put a flexible magnetic ribbon on your vehicle. Don't worry, they are a safe thing to put on your car! The magnet won't damage the finish. And if your team doesn't win, you can peel it off and no one will know that you backed a loser.

I support our troops in a very different way. I do it by voting for politicians who will increase soldiers' pay and health benefits, who try to insure that their families are cared for, and who work hard to guarantee that they are well-equipped and well-trained for their missions. But above all, I support our troops by trying to elect leaders who refuse to put our soldiers into harm's way without a truly just cause.

I will not support our troops by picking up the two-for-one deal on refrigerator magnets in the checkout line at Wal-mart.

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