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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:42 PM
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Has anyone seen this "wear red" email?
I got this today:

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****You will soon see a lot of people **WEARING RED ON FRIDAYS**.
Here's why.....The Americans, who support our troops, are the silent majority. We are not "organized" to reflect who we are, or to reflect what our opinions are.

Many Americans, like yourself, and all their friends, simply want to recognize that Americans support our troops. Our idea of showing our solidarity and support for our troops is starting Friday and continuing on each and every Friday, until this is over, that every *RED -blooded* American who supports our young men and women,** WEAR SOMETHING RED.**

Word of mouth, press, TV -- let's see if we can make the United States, on any given Friday, a sea of *RED* much like a home football game at a University. If every one of our memberships share this with other acquaintances, fellow workers, friends, and neighbors, I guarantee that it will not be long before the USA will be covered in **RED** - and make our troops know there are many people thinking of their well-being. You will feel better all day **FRIDAY WHEN YOU WEAR RED!** So let's get the word out and lead by example;** WEAR RED ON FRIDAYS!!! **I sent this out to everyone on my email list; hopefully, you will too.

**WEAR RED ON FRIDAYS!!!!!!** *SUPPORT OUR TROOPS! WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. FOR US, THEIR BLOOD RUNS RED!!!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!*

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Personally, for what it's worth, I eliminated red from my wardrobe some time ago and substituted blue. In any case, here's the reply I sent to the person who forwarded the above email:

An empty gesture that accomplishes nothing. Supporting our troops means not wasting their lives on quagmires based on lies; means not deceiving them about the true nature and purpose of their mission; means not sending them into harm's way ill prepared and ill equipped; means not cutting their families' support systems; means not cutting their hazardous duty pay; and means not cutting their veterans' health care and other benefits when they get home. Supporting the troops means getting them out of illegal and immoral war zones now!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:45 PM
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1. Yes.. This has been around a long time, BUT
if you google "republican red" in images, you'll see why it may send the opposite "message".. Black or any other color would haved been a better color choice :)
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:45 PM
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2. I don't buy the Red-Blooded American explanation. Personally, I'll
buy a phone card before I'll wear Conservative Red that is killing our children.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:48 PM
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3. Theres only 2 kinds of support a trooper in the field needs
1. Gear: armor & bullets, etc. This costs MONEY.
2. Someone in the foxhole/on the street next to him.... armed & watching his back.

So if you aren't in favor of RAISING TAXES and you're not enlisting, you are NOT SUPPORTING THE TROOPS. Period.
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:49 PM
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4. Wear Hawaiian shirts on Fridays
To support Aloha Friday.

:evilgrin:
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Rich Hunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:03 PM
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7. ha

That's a better idea.

:evilgrin:
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Tanuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:52 PM
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5. Better idea
Maybe they should try wearing a uniform instead of wearing red, if they want to "support the troops." I'm not holding my breath on that one, though. Smug, sanctimonious gestures are a lot safer.
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:01 PM
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6. Tanuki?
Tom Robbins fan?
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