Tuesday, January 24, 2006

New Position

LATimes:

Warriors and wusses
I DON'T SUPPORT our troops. This is a particularly difficult opinion to have, especially if you are the kind of person who likes to put bumper stickers on his car. Supporting the troops is a position that even Calvin is unwilling to urinate on.

I'm sure I'd like the troops. They seem gutsy, young and up for anything. If you're wandering into a recruiter's office and signing up for eight years of unknown danger, I want to hang with you in Vegas.

And I've got no problem with other people — the ones who were for the Iraq war — supporting the troops. If you think invading Iraq was a good idea, then by all means, support away. Load up on those patriotic magnets and bracelets and other trinkets the Chinese are making money off of.....

Didn't read the rest; I got the idea. And it's one I heard the famous
boater Sean Penn allude to: I hate this war but I'm not a pansy.
Whatever other drivel he spews, the not a pansy part was what this guy,
Joel Stein, wanted to get out there.

Nobody called you a pansy. Stop denying it, or, well Joel, embrace it.
Let your inner pansy blossom.

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