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2005-02-18 Home Front: Culture Wars
NPR Commentator Denounces "Support Our Troops" Stickers on Cars
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Posted by Anonymoose 2005-02-18 12:47:54 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [956 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 'The wicked flee when no man pursueth'
Posted by Mark E. 2005-02-18 1:17:50 PM||   2005-02-18 1:17:50 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 Damn! He knows! Who talked?
Posted by tu3031 2005-02-18 1:19:53 PM||   2005-02-18 1:19:53 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Bob Sommer needs to stop drinking seven Starbucks Frapachinos before lunch, vibrate down off his high hoarse, and go do something productive with his time (his writing doesn't count).

Codrescu should know better.
Posted by Secret Master 2005-02-18 1:27:38 PM||   2005-02-18 1:27:38 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Proof positive again:

Liberals love dead Americans, especially dead American military.

F*ck 'em. The end.
Posted by badanov  2005-02-18 1:29:23 PM|| [http://www.rkka.org]  2005-02-18 1:29:23 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 ive seen support our troops stickers on cars that have kerry-edwards stickers on them. This NPR commentator is an idiot.
Posted by Liberalhawk 2005-02-18 1:32:20 PM||   2005-02-18 1:32:20 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 I am really dull, and very stupid. So the doctor told my mom after they examined my head.
Posted by john  2005-02-18 1:44:06 PM||   2005-02-18 1:44:06 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 meh. I heard him on the way home the other day. Thought he was a twit, but it didn't bother me. Once you hear the voice, you know the type. He made so many assumptions and relied on so many stereotypes that all you can do is roll your eyes and tune out. The only part I would respond to is this:

It just seems so easy to express patriotism by slapping a magnet with a slogan on your car, so glib, so...self-righteous.

Not as easy as it is not to slap a magnet on your car, John. Surely you understand the power of the symbolic gesture, John. Your side is all about the symbolism.
Posted by BH 2005-02-18 1:45:29 PM||   2005-02-18 1:45:29 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Let me get this straight, part of my tax dollar goes to pay this persons salary? What an @$$hole.
Posted by BrerRabbit 2005-02-18 2:36:07 PM||   2005-02-18 2:36:07 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 What bothers me is that the government helps fund this spewage.
Posted by Mac Suirtain 2005-02-18 2:36:46 PM||   2005-02-18 2:36:46 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 Where can I get a "Support the War" sticker? :)
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2005-02-18 2:38:51 PM||   2005-02-18 2:38:51 PM|| Front Page Top

#11 You know, it really is time for taxpayers to stop subsidising these self-righteous a**holes.
Posted by RWV 2005-02-18 2:51:13 PM||   2005-02-18 2:51:13 PM|| Front Page Top

#12 Maybe it’s time to price a Hummer.

A most unfortunate phrasing; I think they're still around $25 or so...
Posted by Raj 2005-02-18 2:58:41 PM||   2005-02-18 2:58:41 PM|| Front Page Top

#13 $35 if it's a real tune
Posted by Frank G  2005-02-18 2:59:29 PM||   2005-02-18 2:59:29 PM|| Front Page Top

#14 â€™Shut Up and Support Our Troops.’

-Now, that would be a great bumber sticker.

’Who doesn’t support the troops? What have you done to support the troops?’

-um, let's see, first voted for Bush, second stayed in the Corps, third contributed to the training of over 2,000 Marines at Parris Island, fourth never made stupid remarks on NPR about fellow patriotic Americans..........
Posted by Chase Unineger3873 aka Jarhead 2005-02-18 3:00:42 PM||   2005-02-18 3:00:42 PM|| Front Page Top

#15 This is the crowd that lives by and for its slogans: save the whales, visualize whirled peas, no blood for oil. They take their stickers seriously. So when they see a sticker that doesn't jibe with the worldview, they freek. The synapses just go haywire...
Posted by Seafarious  2005-02-18 3:08:41 PM||   2005-02-18 3:08:41 PM|| Front Page Top

#16 What he means is he does not support our troops. Hell, he does not even support his own son I bet. A son who is more of a man that his father is and knows it. This guy only knows the US is always wrong.

Guys like this ass need to wake up and discover they don't matter. They don't count. He couldn't get a job in real Broadcasting. NPR is as good as it's going to get for him. Loser.
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2005-02-18 3:48:14 PM|| [http://www.slhess.com]  2005-02-18 3:48:14 PM|| Front Page Top

#17 How about a "Nukem till they glow" bumper magnet. Would that be more acceptable?
Posted by 3dc 2005-02-18 3:52:39 PM||   2005-02-18 3:52:39 PM|| Front Page Top

#18 My suggestions for alternate 'Support the Troops' stickers:

Whose side are you on: Our troops or the enemy?

Liberals Love Dead Americans.
Posted by badanov  2005-02-18 4:02:17 PM|| [http://www.rkka.org]  2005-02-18 4:02:17 PM|| Front Page Top

#19 Actually, I really hated that 'Tie A Yellow Ribbon ('Round the Old Oak Tree)' song. For that reason I'd prefer another form factor for my public support of the President, the troops and the war.

Anything good that is NOT a yellow ribbon?
Posted by eLarson 2005-02-18 4:45:19 PM||   2005-02-18 4:45:19 PM|| Front Page Top

#20 How about we add this the yellow magnets?
Support or Troops, or Support NPR

He's just ticked cause for each yellow magnet he sees, it gives him some idea of just how many people think he's a putz.
Posted by 2b 2005-02-18 5:00:17 PM||   2005-02-18 5:00:17 PM|| Front Page Top

#21 I'm with eLarson, the yellow ribbon thing gives me the willies, they're not yellow and they're not coming from a prison.

I like "Live Free or Get Out of the Way"
Posted by Shipman 2005-02-18 5:33:06 PM||   2005-02-18 5:33:06 PM|| Front Page Top

#22 How about, "Patchouli doesn't hide the stench of bad politics"
Posted by BH 2005-02-18 5:39:16 PM||   2005-02-18 5:39:16 PM|| Front Page Top

#23 What a poor pitiful excuse for a man. His son has shamed him and he blames Bush and his minions for the angst that he feels. The self righteous superiority that he feels is threatened when he sees a simple reminder of the sacrifices that our troops are making. He lacks the moral and physical courage of his own son and bristles at any reminder.
Posted by JP 2005-02-18 7:17:18 PM||   2005-02-18 7:17:18 PM|| Front Page Top

#24 Seafarious, I thought it was SHAVE the whales.
Posted by Deacon Blues  2005-02-18 7:24:08 PM||   2005-02-18 7:24:08 PM|| Front Page Top

#25 Save the Whales! Collect the whole set!
Posted by Frank G  2005-02-18 7:32:13 PM||   2005-02-18 7:32:13 PM|| Front Page Top

#26 BaR:
How about this one?
Posted by jackal  2005-02-18 7:35:57 PM|| [http://home.earthlink.net/~sleepyjackal/index.html]  2005-02-18 7:35:57 PM|| Front Page Top

#27 Liberal Hawk- I was in Manhattan this week
to see many VOTE FOR KERRY/EDWARDS banner's and signs in apartment windows as I walked along 5th Ave over to York Avenue. They were all over the city!! Mr. John Kerry will be at the John F. Kennedy library in Boston this month for an open forum- free to the public*** Check out the library web site for date and time.

Andrea Jackson
Posted by Andrea  2005-02-18 7:47:33 PM||   2005-02-18 7:47:33 PM|| Front Page Top

#28 #10:
Where can I get a "Support the War" sticker?
Never mind that, BAR. Where can I get a "Fuck NPR" bumper sticker? ;-p
Posted by Barbara Skolaut  2005-02-18 9:05:39 PM||   2005-02-18 9:05:39 PM|| Front Page Top

#29 uh huh - that's "hate speech" Barbara
Posted by Frank G  2005-02-18 9:24:23 PM||   2005-02-18 9:24:23 PM|| Front Page Top

#30 ;-p Why not make your own "Fuck NPR" bumper sticker? Patent it and who knows what else!

BE CREATIVE***

Andrea Jackson
Posted by ANdrea  2005-02-18 9:30:55 PM||   2005-02-18 9:30:55 PM|| Front Page Top

#31 ;-p Why not make your own "Fuck NPR" bumper sticker? Patent it and who knows what else!

BE CREATIVE***

Andrea Jackson
Posted by ANdrea  2005-02-18 9:32:52 PM||   2005-02-18 9:32:52 PM|| Front Page Top

#32 ;-p Why not make your own "Fuck NPR" bumper sticker? Patent it and who knows what else!

BE CREATIVE***

Andrea Jackson
Posted by ANdrea  2005-02-18 9:35:38 PM||   2005-02-18 9:35:38 PM|| Front Page Top

#33 I have 2 stickers on the back of may car given to me by my 2 grand children. A yellow one from my grand daughter (5) and a rbw from my grand son (7). How should I explain "fuck NPR" to them?
Posted by SwissTex  2005-02-18 10:10:06 PM||   2005-02-18 10:10:06 PM|| Front Page Top

#34 Sorry, may=my
Posted by SwissTex  2005-02-18 10:19:39 PM||   2005-02-18 10:19:39 PM|| Front Page Top

#35 How should I explain "fuck NPR" to them?

"I didn't catch the spelling error until it was too late" ?
Posted by trailing wife 2005-02-18 10:20:54 PM||   2005-02-18 10:20:54 PM|| Front Page Top

#36 Thank you, SwissTex.

Rantburg's still s'posed to be a place of civil, well reasoned discourse.
Posted by badanov  2005-02-18 10:20:58 PM|| [http://www.rkka.org]  2005-02-18 10:20:58 PM|| Front Page Top

#37 Well, Badanov, Rantburg is the first blog I've ever read (mentioned by Tony Snow in November) and it's still the first I read early morning every day. I must admit I usualy wait for the posting of .com who has a fantastic sens of humor.
Posted by SwissTex  2005-02-18 10:41:29 PM||   2005-02-18 10:41:29 PM|| Front Page Top

#38  #29:
uh huh - that's "hate speech" Barbara
Damn straight, Frank J.! ;-p
Posted by Barbara Skolaut  2005-02-18 10:53:30 PM||   2005-02-18 10:53:30 PM|| Front Page Top

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