My war? It’s the war against hideous “Yellow Ribbon Magnets” on the back of cars. I am all for supporting the troops, but these magnets aren’t the way to do it. First off, why a Magnet? Do you plan to STOP supporting the troops at some point in the future? Do you support the troops, but not enough to make a permanent commitment to them? I mean, really, when your clearcoat is more important than the life of our kids overseas and otherwise, what does that really say about your support?
Second, if you are going to put something on the back of your car displaying your support of the troops, does it have to be a gaudy faux-ribbon? I know this is purely an aestetic thing, but on the ride in I saw 100 of these things and they are simply ugly (Especially the Red, White, and Blue variant). On the other hand, I saw several bumper stickers displaying support for the troops in normal “bumper sticker” format and they conveyed the same message without being ugly.
Finally, it seems that about 50-60% of the people who ride with these magnets feel the need to rotate the “ribbon” so that the “Support Our Troops!” text on the one arm of the “ribbon” is parallel to the pavement. As if they are saying “You are too stupid to recognize this symbol” or “Here, retard, I will straighten this text out for you because you OBVIOUSLY are too spastic to read it at an angle”.
It’s a silly war, sure, but it’s my war…