April 21, 2005
Let's Just Hope His Parents Paid His Tuition

Because I'd hate to think he got this education on my dime:

hat said, perhaps some readers will understand why my friends and I rip yellow ribbon "support the troops" magnets off of cars or wherever people have affixed them. By ripping off these ribbons, we find a way to deal with our guilt, as though with each ribbon swiped we take back a life that was taken by this senseless war started by our senseless president and those who support him.

I will never say, "support the troops." I don't believe in the validity of that statement. People say, "I don't support the war, I support the troops" as though you can actually separate the two. You cannot; the troops are a part of the war, they have become the war and there is no valid dissection of the two. Other people shout with glaring eyes that we should give up our politics, give up our political affiliations in favor of "just supporting the troops." I wish everything were that easy.

I don't remember being this much of an idiot in college, but then again who does?

Members sitting on the left side of the peanut gallery should take note... these are the people who get you called "unamerican." Not fair you say? Perhaps, but keep that in mind next time you read a far-right editorial. We all have loons in our attic.

Via Jason.

Oh, and by the way? Allergies suck. I'm on three different meds for them right now, and I still feel like someone's shoved my head in an overfilled vacuum cleaner bag. *ACHOOO!!!*

Posted by scott at April 21, 2005 04:25 AM

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eh - we probably were that idiotic when we were younger. The world is very black and white then - our opinion is white and good, everyone else who doesn't agree with us is an idiot. Couple that with just not having enough experience to truly understand the consequences of our actions (or what would happen if our viewpoint was implemented)and having waaaay too much energy and what you get are senseless actions like this.

We can only hope that the people who know him put him straight...

Posted by: ronaprhys on April 21, 2005 09:39 AM
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