Speaking of Women's Hockey, I notice that we have 'Ladies Downhill Skiing', and Ladies this and Ladies that, but Women's hockey.
no surprise that a former soldier would be defending the use of "support our troops" at the olympics. No real surprise that a former grunt can not see the inapropriateness of a slogan that supports killing in a place that supposedly is in support of peace and friendship.
I do not support killing. I support the men and women of the Armed Forces. Period, and of course you know that already you old troll you! How's life treating you?
, oh brother. The problem is, you are one of the obviously clueless I spoke of earlier. Go research "Support our Troops" and the Yellow Ribbon and get back to me.
come on now..... as has been pointed out to me a miriad of times, by more than one former soldier...... the purpose of a soldier is to kill. That is his/her job. Soldiers are not there to be anyones friend, their sole purpose is to kill the enemy. When you support the troops, you are supporting their purpose.
I thought the yellow released was for returning convicts.
I guess that was Tony Orlando's version.
I'm waiting for you to prove that 'support our troops' is not a political statement.
I'll be generous, and give you 24 hours.
That's not what you asked for. And how do you prove a negative? It isn't, prove it is.
The story of a ribbon tied to a tree as a signal to a convict returning home that his loved ones have forgiven him is attested from 1959, but the ribbon in that case was white. The ribbon color seems to have changed to yellow first in a version retold by newspaper columnist Pete Hamill in 1971. The story was dramatized in June 1972 on ABC-TV (James Earl Jones played the ex-con). Later that year, Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown copyrighted the song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree," which became a pop hit in early 1973 and sparked a lawsuit by Hamill, later dropped. In 1975, the wife of a Watergate conspirator put out yellow ribbons when her husband was released from jail, and news coverage of that was noted and remembered by Penne Laingen, whose husband was U.S. ambassador to Iran in 1979 and one of the Iran hostages taken in the embassy on Nov. 4. Her yellow ribbon in his honor was written up in the Dec. 10, 1979, "Washington Post."
Our troops = soldiers in the service of our government.
Support our troops = political statement.
Have a lovely life.
Likely more lovely then a bitter little man that's held a grudge for 4 years...
Anyways, that proves nothing. By your logic, the lady that stamps passports is political.
Your arguments are growing progressively lame. Based on what you just sais, if the slogan was 'support the lady that stamps passports', then yes, it would be political.
Get a life...
I find it humourous that someone that spends the bulk of their life online, telling me to get a life, well, humourously ironic...
Thanx for the laugh.