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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:09 AM
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Just saw a car COVERED with those magnetic ribbons...
Those aren't cheap either. To cover up the entire car, every inch of paint must cost at least 200 dollars.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:11 AM
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1. leave recruitment forms under the windshield...........................n/t
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Killarney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:47 PM
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19. that's a good idea!
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KC21304 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:14 AM
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2. I want a ribbon saying " support humanity, support world peace " nt
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Geek_Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:15 PM
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26. I like that Idea
I want one too
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SaintLouisBlues Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:16 AM
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3. Now the corrosion to his brain can be matched
by the corrosion to his paint job.
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:16 AM
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4. Instead of covering their cars with magnetic ribbons "with support
our troops", why don't they donate the money to the troops instead of the corporations that get richer on all this crap..they made a fortune in the car flags now this.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:19 AM
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7. That's the first thought that came to my mind.
All that money could have done a lot of good. It wasn't covered with "Support our troops" ribbons. It had "god bless america" ribbons.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 01:03 PM
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22. In all fairness, some FRG's do sell the ribbons to actually support
the troops. FRG stands for Family Readiness Group, which are non-profit groups within the military. They are composed of both spouses and soldiers.

FRG do (among other things):

food drives and food pantry donations to help the military and civilian community they live in
toy drives and toy donations to help the military and civilian community they live in
send boxes to troops deployed...and send them all kinds of things....uniform items, books, needed personal items, etc.
school supplies for both military and local civilian schools

Money is also used to host functions and get-togethers so the spouses and children left behind can come together for support.


One FRG group paid 2.50 a magnet and sold them for 5.00......they made over 5000...ALL of which went back to supporting the troops and their families. ...to include donations to the air conditioner drive so troops could have relief from the heat.


FRG's also make donations to Walter Reed and other military hospitals of money, clothing, and personal grooming items for soldiers recovering.

They also buy wreaths for the dead.

A lot of businesses will sell them and pocket the profit....but not every ribbon was sold by a business...often time a military family group is selling them to raise money to "support the troops"









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borlis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:17 AM
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5. I think I am going to
:puke:
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:19 AM
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6. Cheaper than a garage! n/t
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 10:20 AM
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8. Someone should do that to Rumsfelds ARMORED vehicle.
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callous taoboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 11:06 AM
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9. Reminds me of that John Prine song:
Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore
John Prine

While digesting Reader's Digest
In the back of a dirty book store,
A plastic flag, with gum on the back,
Fell out on the floor.
Well, I picked it up and I ran outside
Slapped it on my window shield,
And if I could see old Betsy Ross
I'd tell her how good I feel.

Chorus:
But your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.
They're already overcrowded
From your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don't like killin'
No matter what the reason's for,
And your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.

Well, I went to the bank this morning
And the cashier he said to me,
"If you join the Christmas club
We'll give you ten of them flags for free."
Well, I didn't mess around a bit
I took him up on what he said.
And I stuck them stickers all over my car
And one on my wife's forehead.

Repeat Chorus:

Well, I got my window shield so filled
With flags I couldn't see.
So, I ran the car upside a curb
And right into a tree.
By the time they got a doctor down
I was already dead.
And I'll never understand why the man
Standing in the Pearly Gates said...

"But your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.
We're already overcrowded
From your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don't like killin'
No matter what the reason's for,
And your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more."
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 11:26 AM
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13. That is a great song.
How about this Prine song......

"There is a hole in Georgies head where all the money goes"
"Jesus Christ died for nothing .... I suppose"
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callous taoboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 11:43 AM
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14. Or: Oh you may see me tonight with an
illegal smile, it don't cost very much, but it lasts a good while.
Would you please tell the man I didn't kill anyone, and I'm just trying to have me some fun.
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 04:46 PM
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24. eh eh eh
well, he has killed a bunch of folks. Speaking of illegal smiles, have you noticed that it looks like he fell off the wagon?

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imax2268 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 11:08 AM
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10. I'd like to have one
that says...

"I support our troops by not buying one of those stupid fucking yellow ribbons that doesn't support our troops"...
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blueokie Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 11:19 AM
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11. i love that!
I wanna get one that says "I support our troops by not buying one of those stupid fucking yellow ribbons that doesn't support our troops"

too!
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 11:24 AM
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12. That was bushwad's campaign song.
"OOOOOh tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree"
"It's been three long years, do you still want me?"

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callous taoboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 11:44 AM
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15. I want a noose in the shape of a ribbon that
says, "I support our president."
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Siyahamba Donating Member (890 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:28 PM
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16. We should convince those people that REAL patriots...
cover their computer with those magnets too. :evilgrin:
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:46 PM
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18. Put 'em on the inside, too...,
...stick it right on your hard drive. :thumbsup: :D
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:43 PM
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17. Have you heard about the new Ribbon Swap Program
Take a Ribbon off the Escalade at the mall parking lot

write on it something like

Fire Rumsfeld
Draft Republicans
Bring them Home

then make a trade with the updated version on the
next car you see w/ a ribbon.
Repeat the process,

Very Therapeutic
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:48 PM
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20. I have a magnetic yellow ribbon on my vehicle
and no, I won't take it off. I support the Troops.

It sits right under my Impeach Bush bumper sticker.
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Bat Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 12:53 PM
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21. I want a magnetic ribbon that reads:
"Support Magnetic Ribbon Manufacturers"
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Rev_Karl Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 01:23 PM
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23. And many, if not all of them were likely made in China n/t
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 09:07 PM
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25. And after they destroy the paint, imagine how much that will cost
Serves the idiot right.
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