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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Yellow ribbons are disappearing


Have you noticed? The once-ubiquitous magnetic yellow ribbons displayed proudly on SUVs and pickups are becoming a rarity. Even here in mostly liberal Corvallis, where we used to see the ribbons on every third vehicle, we're beginning to see only outlines where the ribbons used to be.

What does this mean? Are people no longer "supporting our troops"? Are they no longer supporting the war? Are they no longer supporting the president?

Or are they just embarrassed to be aligned with one of the worst disasters in U.S. history?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're not sporting a yellow ribbon, you're a terrorist!

10:32 AM  
Blogger crallspace said...

Indeed, they are dropping out like tight-rolled jeans or Cross Colors.

I recently did a post on substitute phrases to reflect the true feelings of most of the yellow ribbon crowd.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

I remember seeing a spoof of those: it was brown, had a buckle on one end of the ribbon, and stripes for detail, and a line of "holes" and a tongue on the other end.

It was emblazoned with the words "Support our Pants"

You should be able to see a picture of it here:

http://www.northernsun.com/n/s/9956.html

5:38 PM  
Blogger Editor at Large said...

Anonymous: The mode o' day has changed, hasn't it?

Crall: So you think the "yellow ribbon crowd" has feelings? (P.S. Cross Colors must have dropped fast, because we never even heard of them!)

Sam: Wouldn't it be fun, if you had a lot of disposable cash (whatever that is), to buy a bunch of those belt ribbons and go around replacing yellow ones with them?

3:29 PM  

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