4/13/2005

Support our Troops


After we started seeing these yellow "support our troops" magnets popping up all over town, my wife and I decided that we should get some for our vehicles. I found that I could buy them at the local fire department, but I bought them from a friend who is a member of the VFW. They use the proceeds to send care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanastan. Since then, I have seen them for sale at Krogers and Walmart. I have to wonder if they are actually using the money they make to "support our troops", or if they are supporting their wallets.

18 Comments:

At 4:41 PM, Blogger Jude said...

The magnet ribbons are getting to the point of being ridiculous. Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon trying to make money selling ribbons. Soon they will be imported from China (if not already) so people can sell them for less to be competitive with Everyone and their brother who is already selling them. I have not been to the flea market in a while, but I would bet you can find some serious magnet ribbons. I support the troops in spirit, but I do not think buying a magnet is going to help any soldiers who are walking the streets of Baghdad. Since every charity, religion, and benefit now has there own personalized magnet ribbon, I am thinking about making one of my own that says "I support Iniard Watch"

 
At 8:03 PM, Blogger Daedalus said...

You want to support the troops? Stop driving gas guzzling SUVs. Walk for a change. Stop using so much gas, and they wouldn't be over there in the first place.

 
At 9:48 PM, Blogger fris@ said...

thanks for visiting, but we just started our so-called online magazine.so-far no post yet.

 
At 10:12 PM, Blogger bschneider5 said...

What is walking have to do with greedy Walmart?

 
At 10:45 PM, Blogger Jason Schneider said...

We sold them ribbons last year to raise money for the optimist club.We got them online for around a buck then sold em for 5.

 
At 10:52 PM, Blogger Jason Schneider said...

Oh, do you think its a little late to hit the ribbon wagon?

 
At 10:57 PM, Blogger Lea said...

Just like,
Those LiveStrong bracelets.
Yup.
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At 11:00 PM, Blogger bschneider5 said...

Not sure I've seen the bracelets

 
At 11:32 PM, Blogger Meriliell said...

How did you get the words to scroll across the bottom like that?

 
At 12:23 AM, Blogger B2 said...

Even if the money lines the pockets of the execs at Kroger (no "s"), having the magnet on your car shows others that you care about the soliders over there, and that good feeling is enough to justify the purchase. But if you really want to do something, send a care package or card to soldiers through one of those on-line services. It's free, and definitely goes to the soldiers.

 
At 2:46 AM, Blogger Ron Schneider said...

As a SUV driving military member, you could do your part by having the state government ease the ridiculous taxes at the gas pump. Better yet, they should ease the gas tax and tax those restaurants that allow cigarette smoking. Oh, while your at it, give the Alaska oil refineries free reign to start drilling away so SUV's won't be an excuse to kill Sadam.

 
At 3:24 AM, Blogger Niffer said...

I agree! We need to support our troops not only in spirit but in little ways that mean a lot to them. Sending a care package is a good example.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am just getting into all of this. Hopefully soon it will get a little easier. I love what you have done to yours!

 
At 2:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's a question.

wtf does 'support the troops' mean anyways?

seriously, i want to know cus it sounds like mindless nationalistic bullshit to me. you know, the sort of thing that is designed to passively weed out the no-goodnicks and other liberals.

ps. i'm posting ithis as 'anonymous' out of laziness...no blogger account.

if ya want to contact me.. drop me a line at serracho@yahoo.com

 
At 3:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you really want to support the troops, get them out of a god damned warzone and back home to their families.

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger Jude said...

Are the gays and lesbians on the bandwagon with rainbow colored ribbons yet? Maybe I should start selling them on ebay.

 
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At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Support the guy making these clever antimagnet stickers instead.

http://www.antimagnet.com/

Support our troops by bringing them home, selling your SUV for a hybrid, and lobbying for an increase in gas taxes and research into alternative fuels.

 
At 10:39 PM, Blogger Lonnie Bruner said...

Where can one find a ribbon that shows that one doesn't support the troops?

 

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