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THE FLAG IS GONE. Have You Noticed?!?!?!?!

THE FLAG IS GONE. Have You Noticed?



For a long time, we have noticed that the decor at the White House has changed since BHO moved in.

The Oval Office is now stripped of the traditional red, white, and blue,and replaced with middle eastern wallpaper, drapes, and decor.. The hallway that he walks out of to talk to the press now has middle eastern chairs, drapes, etc. And the thing that has bothered me the most is the bright yellow drape behind him every time he speaks from the white house. It has Arabic symbols on it and has been there from the beginning.
Today I received this and it clearly shows what I have been noticing. That bright yellow curtain is highly visible, but as you scroll down, you will see what is predominantly absent. Also, as you look at the pictures of other presidents speaking from the same spot, look at the traditional 'American' background and decor as opposed to the new decor. Trust me when I say that this is intentional. It should alarm every American.
What is missing at Barack Hussein Obama's press conference?

No it is not the teleprompters. See the other presidents pics for a clue.

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA


GEORGE WALKER BUSH


WILLIAM JEFFERSON BLYTHE CLINTON


GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH


RONALD WILSON REAGAN


That's right...no American flags!!!
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 1:44 AM
Replies (91-100):
aviatioNation
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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I know the significance, sunshine. I was one of the troops.

BTW, nobody needs to try and demonize you, you do a good enough job by yourself.

Quoting imamomzilla:

 *eye roll

That was quite a stretch. Your attempt to demonize me was a big FAIL. It does NOT represent our troops. You should open a book sometime.

Here's the significance:

(wisegeek)

In the United States, a yellow ribbon is used as a symbol of solidarity with someone who is far from home, and an expression of hope that he or she will return safely and soon. Numerous unrelated causes have adopted the yellow ribbon as a symbol, somewhat blurring the symbolism of the yellow ribbon, but after the deployment of American troops to the Middle East in 2001, most Americans came to associate the yellow ribbon specifically with active duty members of the military, and supporting American troops.

The history of the yellow ribbon is ancient. Several folktales and songs from England document the wearing of yellow ribbons by young women waiting for their lovers to come home, and the association of a yellowribbon with waiting for a loved one appears to have been carried to North America with colonists. Several Civil War folksongs referenced the tradition, and a popular marching song from the First World War, “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” included a yellow ribbon as a prominent symbol of a waiting lover at home.

In the 1970s, the popular song “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” was released, and a great deal of folklore arose around the circumstances of the song. According to legend, the song was inspired by a prisoner who wrote his wife shortly before his release, expressing a desire to reunite and saying that if she wanted to see him again, she should tie a yellow ribbon to a prominent tree along the road. If he saw the ribbon from the prison bus, he would know that he was welcomed home, but if he didn't, he would know that his wife had moved on, and he would keep going.

This sort appears to be apocryphal, and it is more likely that the song was inspired by older folk songs which included yellow ribbons in their imagery. However, the concept stuck in the public mind, and in 1979, Americans began to display yellow ribbons in solidarity with the captives involved in the Iran Hostage Crisis. The ribbon began a potent and familiar symbol, and it was adopted again in the First Gulf War by parents and friends who were anxious to see the return of their loved ones in the military.

After the deployment of American troops to Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, an explosion of magnetic yellow ribbons appeared on American cars large and small. These ribbons often included a legend reading “support our troops,” and some integrated a version of the American flag. Some organizations dedicated funds from the sales of these ribbons to supporting military causes, while others sold them primarily for profit, recognizing that many Americans wanted to express solidarity with service members in a highly visual way.

Quoting aviatioNation:

Yellow is the color that represents American troops. Are you saying that American troops and those who support them are cowards?

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Yellow is a good choice of colors....for a coward.

patriotic


 


aviatioNation
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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It was Osama bin Laden's PERSONAL thought that America should be destroyed. Just because it's your opinion doesn't mean it's not reprehensible.

Quoting IAGAL:

LMFAO! I just love the face you people sit here and get all bent out of shape over one person's PERSONAL thought...moving on now! :) take care! <3

Quoting Citygirlk:

so you say why change history right then if that is so then you as a woman wouldn't have the right to vote and blacks would still be enslaved is that what you want! ignorance is bliss you need to educate yourself and not believe everything you read or hear, just because its on the news does not make it true.


Quoting IAGAL:


Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 

Quoting IAGAL:


Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 

Quoting IAGAL:

I personally would want a White American man as our leader. I want tradition brought back to our white house. Not a woman in office and no other race. That is my personal thought on the matter.

 It's still a free country, and you are absolutely entitled to your opinion.

What, in your view, about the melanin content of a person's skin makes them more or less qualified to be Presid

Skin color shouldn't matter your right. What I'm tired about and honestly my loving boyfriend knows all too well how I feel about things. I adore him and my child to death and wouldn't change a thing...but lets be real...Obama was great to start...he has changed things to make it comfort of his personal belifes or whatever. Sense he's been pres. there as been black this black that---examples...Black dating sites(with commericals! If white people ever thought of that--it would be war or my goodness if they thought of it first!) All black t.v. shows...black pres on American flag...I mean just too much--his public speeches only on the death of a black kid...and how many kids have gone missing???? its just annoying to see one race get public noticed for anything negitive...idk I could go on...nothing to do with the skin I guess, but I have yet to meet (including my bf) a black man that doesn't expect things handed to them by a white person or anyother race..my boyfriend example said I'm raciest because I bought a nice white couch! UHHHH DUH! lol I hope he was kidding I didn't go more into it..but seriously I hear the cries all the time and just annoying!

 So, not to put words in your mouth -- if I'm wrong, please correct me -- it sounds like you feel like black people are being "shoved in our faces"  since Obama has become President, and you are uncomfortable with that.  Would you say that is an accurate statement?

I'm uncomfortable on how things are being handled. I'm uncomfortable with our nation being one sided on things. I voted for him believe it or not. I agreed with some of his views. This with the flags removed from behind him, and showed many people that his views are not of what many Americans have in mind. His actions and his words have played a huge part in it too. Not saying if he was a Obama in white skin, things would be any better..but his thinking of way of life in America isn't what myself and many others think. Honestly, why change History? Why remove things that have been there forever? Do you know his religion that he went to church sense a child growing up is hateful towards anyother race besides whites? He claims to not follow that teachings..but any person that has been taught one way forever deep down believes it...and if he was against it fully he wouldn't still attend.




blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Apr. 27, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

And that somehow caused him to lose his American citizenship? Who knew it was that easy?

When did I claim Obama was not an American citizen? I respect the Office of the President, not the current President sitting in the Oval Office. Obviously you do not care about his radical associates. As I previously stated, some do not care for various reasons. Common sense 101...you are the company you keep~
.

Quoting blondekosmic15:

 


Quoting Kmary:


THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for explaining this!


As for the OP, people like you are why I had to change affiliations from being a Republican.  I still believe in the very basic principles of small government, states' rights, etc, but I can NOT get on board with this conspiracy theory, radical horseshit.  Barack Obama is as American as you are.  You should be ashamed of yourself for posting and believing this kind of nonsense. 


Oh really! I would be ashamed to have 1 of these individuals as a friend or an associate. Barack Obama has a litany of shady characters in his life since childhood. Unfortunately, some choose to ignore this reality for various reasons.


 








Obama's Close Friends & Associates


http://theobamafile.com/_associates/obamaassociates.htm




 


Barack Obama has styled himself a centrist, but does his record support that claim?

In this series — written during the 2008 campaign — we examine then-Senator Obama's past, his voting record and the people who've served as his advisers and mentors over the years. We show how the facts of Obama's actions and associations reveal a far more left-leaning tilt to his background — and to his politics
.


Obama's voting record, going back to his days in the Illinois statehouse, says yes. His career path - and those who guided it - leads to the same unsettling conclusion.


The seeds of his far-left ideology were planted in his formative years as a teenager in Hawaii - and they were far more radical than any biography or profile in the media has portrayed.


A careful reading of Obama's first memoir, "Dreams From My Father," reveals that his childhood mentor up to age 18 - a man he cryptically refers to as "Frank" - was none other than the late communist Frank Marshall Davis, who fled Chicago after the FBI and Congress opened investigations into his "subversive," "un-American activities."


As Obama was preparing to head off to college, he sat at Davis' feet in his Waikiki bungalow for nightly bull sessions. Davis plied his impressionable guest with liberal doses of whiskey and advice, including: Never trust the white establishment.


"They'll train you so good," he said, "you'll start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that sh**."


http://news.investors.com/article/489219/200807281920/barack-obamas-stealth-socialism.htm?p=2




Do yourselves a favor.


Go to Google and click on "images".  Then type in "Obama press conference".  You will see all manner of still shots of him at press conferences, some with flags, some without, some with the yellow curtain, some without.


Now Google "Bush press conference".  Guess what you'll see?


Some with flags, some without, and the yellow curtains.


Everyone can now remove their tin foil hats.  :-)


 


 

 

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Apr. 27, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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Quoting aviatioNation:

I know the significance, sunshine. I was one of the troops.

BTW, nobody needs to try and demonize you, you do a good enough job by yourself.

Thank you for your service but thankfully many military do not embrace your opinion. I am a member of a large military family. Many of your comments do not reflect our soldiers. In reference to your comment to momzilla, the left are notorious for disrespecting the efforts of the American military. I recently shared a story about this. An American soldier on leave during the Iraq War said he was tempted { along with several of his fellow soldiers } to leave the liberal jounalists embedded with the troops in the desert for Al-Qaeda to find. Of course he was letting out some steam. The point was well taken tho...Momzilla did not say anything to discredit the military nor herself!

Quoting imamomzilla:

 *eye roll

That was quite a stretch. Your attempt to demonize me was a big FAIL. It does NOT represent our troops. You should open a book sometime.

Here's the significance:

(wisegeek)

In the United States, a yellow ribbon is used as a symbol of solidarity with someone who is far from home, and an expression of hope that he or she will return safely and soon. Numerous unrelated causes have adopted the yellow ribbon as a symbol, somewhat blurring the symbolism of the yellow ribbon, but after the deployment of American troops to the Middle East in 2001, most Americans came to associate the yellow ribbon specifically with active duty members of the military, and supporting American troops.

The history of the yellow ribbon is ancient. Several folktales and songs from England document the wearing of yellow ribbons by young women waiting for their lovers to come home, and the association of a yellowribbon with waiting for a loved one appears to have been carried to North America with colonists. Several Civil War folksongs referenced the tradition, and a popular marching song from the First World War, “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” included a yellow ribbon as a prominent symbol of a waiting lover at home.

In the 1970s, the popular song “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” was released, and a great deal of folklore arose around the circumstances of the song. According to legend, the song was inspired by a prisoner who wrote his wife shortly before his release, expressing a desire to reunite and saying that if she wanted to see him again, she should tie a yellow ribbon to a prominent tree along the road. If he saw the ribbon from the prison bus, he would know that he was welcomed home, but if he didn't, he would know that his wife had moved on, and he would keep going.

This sort appears to be apocryphal, and it is more likely that the song was inspired by older folk songs which included yellow ribbons in their imagery. However, the concept stuck in the public mind, and in 1979, Americans began to display yellow ribbons in solidarity with the captives involved in the Iran Hostage Crisis. The ribbon began a potent and familiar symbol, and it was adopted again in the First Gulf War by parents and friends who were anxious to see the return of their loved ones in the military.

After the deployment of American troops to Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, an explosion of magnetic yellow ribbons appeared on American cars large and small. These ribbons often included a legend reading “support our troops,” and some integrated a version of the American flag. Some organizations dedicated funds from the sales of these ribbons to supporting military causes, while others sold them primarily for profit, recognizing that many Americans wanted to express solidarity with service members in a highly visual way.

Quoting aviatioNation:

Yellow is the color that represents American troops. Are you saying that American troops and those who support them are cowards?

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Yellow is a good choice of colors....for a coward.

patriotic


 


 

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM
You responded to the PP saying "Obama is as American as you are" with, "Oh really?" and then an explanation of his associates, as though his associates make him less American. That's different than saying, "I know he's American, but I don't like his friends."


Quoting blondekosmic15:

 



Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

And that somehow caused him to lose his American citizenship? Who knew it was that easy?


When did I claim Obama was not an American citizen? I respect the Office of the President, not the current President sitting in the Oval Office. Obviously you do not care about his radical associates. As I previously stated, some do not care for various reasons. Common sense 101...you are the company you keep~
.


Quoting blondekosmic15:


 



Quoting Kmary:



THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for explaining this!



As for the OP, people like you are why I had to change affiliations from being a Republican.  I still believe in the very basic principles of small government, states' rights, etc, but I can NOT get on board with this conspiracy theory, radical horseshit.  Barack Obama is as American as you are.  You should be ashamed of yourself for posting and believing this kind of nonsense. 



Oh really! I would be ashamed to have 1 of these individuals as a friend or an associate. Barack Obama has a litany of shady characters in his life since childhood. Unfortunately, some choose to ignore this reality for various reasons.



 















Obama's Close Friends & Associates



http://theobamafile.com/_associates/obamaassociates.htm






 



Barack Obama has styled himself a centrist, but does his record support that claim?

In this series — written during the 2008 campaign — we examine then-Senator Obama's past, his voting record and the people who've served as his advisers and mentors over the years. We show how the facts of Obama's actions and associations reveal a far more left-leaning tilt to his background — and to his politics
.



Obama's voting record, going back to his days in the Illinois statehouse, says yes. His career path - and those who guided it - leads to the same unsettling conclusion.



The seeds of his far-left ideology were planted in his formative years as a teenager in Hawaii - and they were far more radical than any biography or profile in the media has portrayed.



A careful reading of Obama's first memoir, "Dreams From My Father," reveals that his childhood mentor up to age 18 - a man he cryptically refers to as "Frank" - was none other than the late communist Frank Marshall Davis, who fled Chicago after the FBI and Congress opened investigations into his "subversive," "un-American activities."



As Obama was preparing to head off to college, he sat at Davis' feet in his Waikiki bungalow for nightly bull sessions. Davis plied his impressionable guest with liberal doses of whiskey and advice, including: Never trust the white establishment.



"They'll train you so good," he said, "you'll start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that sh**."



http://news.investors.com/article/489219/200807281920/barack-obamas-stealth-socialism.htm?p=2






Do yourselves a favor.



Go to Google and click on "images".  Then type in "Obama press conference".  You will see all manner of still shots of him at press conferences, some with flags, some without, some with the yellow curtain, some without.



Now Google "Bush press conference".  Guess what you'll see?



Some with flags, some without, and the yellow curtains.



Everyone can now remove their tin foil hats.  :-)



 



 


 

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IAGAL
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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Seriously? Am I talking about hurting anyone! Wow! Because it is my personal opinion you should respect that. I don't bash anyone that thinks that having Obama is a great thing..or anyone's thoughts--because myself I'm not one to judge a citizens actions. I have every right to voice my thoughts and opinons about who and how someone is running a country I live in and my kids live in! If you don't like it--simple solution--DONT READ! To put my thoughts next to Osama's thoughts is probably the most stupidest thing you could of done...thats like saying your comment is as good as Dr. King "I had a dream" :) Its not even close

Quoting aviatioNation:

It was Osama bin Laden's PERSONAL thought that America should be destroyed. Just because it's your opinion doesn't mean it's not reprehensible.

Quoting IAGAL:

LMFAO! I just love the face you people sit here and get all bent out of shape over one person's PERSONAL thought...moving on now! :) take care! <3

Quoting Citygirlk:

so you say why change history right then if that is so then you as a woman wouldn't have the right to vote and blacks would still be enslaved is that what you want! ignorance is bliss you need to educate yourself and not believe everything you read or hear, just because its on the news does not make it true.


Quoting IAGAL:

 

Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 

Quoting IAGAL:

 

Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 

Quoting IAGAL:

I personally would want a White American man as our leader. I want tradition brought back to our white house. Not a woman in office and no other race. That is my personal thought on the matter.

 It's still a free country, and you are absolutely entitled to your opinion.

What, in your view, about the melanin content of a person's skin makes them more or less qualified to be Presid

Skin color shouldn't matter your right. What I'm tired about and honestly my loving boyfriend knows all too well how I feel about things. I adore him and my child to death and wouldn't change a thing...but lets be real...Obama was great to start...he has changed things to make it comfort of his personal belifes or whatever. Sense he's been pres. there as been black this black that---examples...Black dating sites(with commericals! If white people ever thought of that--it would be war or my goodness if they thought of it first!) All black t.v. shows...black pres on American flag...I mean just too much--his public speeches only on the death of a black kid...and how many kids have gone missing???? its just annoying to see one race get public noticed for anything negitive...idk I could go on...nothing to do with the skin I guess, but I have yet to meet (including my bf) a black man that doesn't expect things handed to them by a white person or anyother race..my boyfriend example said I'm raciest because I bought a nice white couch! UHHHH DUH! lol I hope he was kidding I didn't go more into it..but seriously I hear the cries all the time and just annoying!

 So, not to put words in your mouth -- if I'm wrong, please correct me -- it sounds like you feel like black people are being "shoved in our faces"  since Obama has become President, and you are uncomfortable with that.  Would you say that is an accurate statement?

I'm uncomfortable on how things are being handled. I'm uncomfortable with our nation being one sided on things. I voted for him believe it or not. I agreed with some of his views. This with the flags removed from behind him, and showed many people that his views are not of what many Americans have in mind. His actions and his words have played a huge part in it too. Not saying if he was a Obama in white skin, things would be any better..but his thinking of way of life in America isn't what myself and many others think. Honestly, why change History? Why remove things that have been there forever? Do you know his religion that he went to church sense a child growing up is hateful towards anyother race besides whites? He claims to not follow that teachings..but any person that has been taught one way forever deep down believes it...and if he was against it fully he wouldn't still attend.


 



tinamatt
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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I"m afraid that's true for just about anyone who holds the office.  Obama could walk on water and heal the sick, and he'd still get criticized.  Same with Bush, same with Clinton, same with just about anyone in the office.

:: tongue in cheek mode on ::  The greatest President of this country was William Henry Harrison.  He was in office for one month before he died of pneumonia.  He didn't live long enough to do any serious damage! :: tongue in cheek mode off ::

Quoting nanaofsix531:

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If The President does it it is wrong.If bush did it it is right.No matter what The President does it is going to cause a huge back lash.Unbelievable isn't it?

Quoting romalove:

Do yourselves a favor.

Go to Google and click on "images".  Then type in "Obama press conference".  You will see all manner of still shots of him at press conferences, some with flags, some without, some with the yellow curtain, some without.

Now Google "Bush press conference".  Guess what you'll see?

Some with flags, some without, and the yellow curtains.

Everyone can now remove their tin foil hats.  :-)



Tina

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.  It's already tomorrow in Australia." -- From Peanuts.

jigsaw ribbon


Pedro and Napoleon 2012, Dynamite Party. 

eastcoastmama11
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 3:50 PM
All back tv shows?

Like the Cosby show? Made in 1980 what? Lol. There are tons of TV shows with all white casts. Tons.

It's not black people that expect things handed to them it's the entire generation of entitled jerks. Of every race.

The color or sex of our president has nothing to do with it.


Quoting IAGAL:



Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:


 


Quoting IAGAL:


I personally would want a White American man as our leader. I want tradition brought back to our white house. Not a woman in office and no other race. That is my personal thought on the matter.


 It's still a free country, and you are absolutely entitled to your opinion.


What, in your view, about the melanin content of a person's skin makes them more or less qualified to be Presid


Skin color shouldn't matter your right. What I'm tired about and honestly my loving boyfriend knows all too well how I feel about things. I adore him and my child to death and wouldn't change a thing...but lets be real...Obama was great to start...he has changed things to make it comfort of his personal belifes or whatever. Sense he's been pres. there as been black this black that---examples...Black dating sites(with commericals! If white people ever thought of that--it would be war or my goodness if they thought of it first!) All black t.v. shows...black pres on American flag...I mean just too much--his public speeches only on the death of a black kid...and how many kids have gone missing???? its just annoying to see one race get public noticed for anything negitive...idk I could go on...nothing to do with the skin I guess, but I have yet to meet (including my bf) a black man that doesn't expect things handed to them by a white person or anyother race..my boyfriend example said I'm raciest because I bought a nice white couch! UHHHH DUH! lol I hope he was kidding I didn't go more into it..but seriously I hear the cries all the time and just annoying!

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imamomzilla
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

 Ah, so rather than admit you were wrong...Insult. How patriotic.

Thanks for your service, cupcake. ;-)

Quoting aviatioNation:

I know the significance, sunshine. I was one of the troops.

BTW, nobody needs to try and demonize you, you do a good enough job by yourself.

Quoting imamomzilla:

 *eye roll

That was quite a stretch. Your attempt to demonize me was a big FAIL. It does NOT represent our troops. You should open a book sometime.

Here's the significance:

(wisegeek)

In the United States, a yellow ribbon is used as a symbol of solidarity with someone who is far from home, and an expression of hope that he or she will return safely and soon. Numerous unrelated causes have adopted the yellow ribbon as a symbol, somewhat blurring the symbolism of the yellow ribbon, but after the deployment of American troops to the Middle East in 2001, most Americans came to associate the yellow ribbon specifically with active duty members of the military, and supporting American troops.

The history of the yellow ribbon is ancient. Several folktales and songs from England document the wearing of yellow ribbons by young women waiting for their lovers to come home, and the association of a yellowribbon with waiting for a loved one appears to have been carried to North America with colonists. Several Civil War folksongs referenced the tradition, and a popular marching song from the First World War, “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” included a yellow ribbon as a prominent symbol of a waiting lover at home.

In the 1970s, the popular song “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” was released, and a great deal of folklore arose around the circumstances of the song. According to legend, the song was inspired by a prisoner who wrote his wife shortly before his release, expressing a desire to reunite and saying that if she wanted to see him again, she should tie a yellow ribbon to a prominent tree along the road. If he saw the ribbon from the prison bus, he would know that he was welcomed home, but if he didn't, he would know that his wife had moved on, and he would keep going.

This sort appears to be apocryphal, and it is more likely that the song was inspired by older folk songs which included yellow ribbons in their imagery. However, the concept stuck in the public mind, and in 1979, Americans began to display yellow ribbons in solidarity with the captives involved in the Iran Hostage Crisis. The ribbon began a potent and familiar symbol, and it was adopted again in the First Gulf War by parents and friends who were anxious to see the return of their loved ones in the military.

After the deployment of American troops to Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, an explosion of magnetic yellow ribbons appeared on American cars large and small. These ribbons often included a legend reading “support our troops,” and some integrated a version of the American flag. Some organizations dedicated funds from the sales of these ribbons to supporting military causes, while others sold them primarily for profit, recognizing that many Americans wanted to express solidarity with service members in a highly visual way.

Quoting aviatioNation:

Yellow is the color that represents American troops. Are you saying that American troops and those who support them are cowards?

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Yellow is a good choice of colors....for a coward.

patriotic


 


 




 "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so". ~Ronald Reagan

imamomzilla
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 3:55 PM

 Thank you, blonde. :-)

Some people can't stand to be wrong and get very defensive. Oh well.

Quoting blondekosmic15:

 

Quoting aviatioNation:

I know the significance, sunshine. I was one of the troops.

BTW, nobody needs to try and demonize you, you do a good enough job by yourself.

Thank you for your service but thankfully many military do not embrace your opinion. I am a member of a large military family. Many of your comments do not reflect our soldiers. In reference to your comment to momzilla, the left are notorious for disrespecting the efforts of the American military. I recently shared a story about this. An American soldier on leave during the Iraq War said he was tempted { along with several of his fellow soldiers } to leave the liberal jounalists embedded with the troops in the desert for Al-Qaeda to find. Of course he was letting out some steam. The point was well taken tho...Momzilla did not say anything to discredit the military nor herself!

Quoting imamomzilla:

 *eye roll

That was quite a stretch. Your attempt to demonize me was a big FAIL. It does NOT represent our troops. You should open a book sometime.

Here's the significance:

(wisegeek)

In the United States, a yellow ribbon is used as a symbol of solidarity with someone who is far from home, and an expression of hope that he or she will return safely and soon. Numerous unrelated causes have adopted the yellow ribbon as a symbol, somewhat blurring the symbolism of the yellow ribbon, but after the deployment of American troops to the Middle East in 2001, most Americans came to associate the yellow ribbon specifically with active duty members of the military, and supporting American troops.

The history of the yellow ribbon is ancient. Several folktales and songs from England document the wearing of yellow ribbons by young women waiting for their lovers to come home, and the association of a yellowribbon with waiting for a loved one appears to have been carried to North America with colonists. Several Civil War folksongs referenced the tradition, and a popular marching song from the First World War, “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” included a yellow ribbon as a prominent symbol of a waiting lover at home.

In the 1970s, the popular song “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” was released, and a great deal of folklore arose around the circumstances of the song. According to legend, the song was inspired by a prisoner who wrote his wife shortly before his release, expressing a desire to reunite and saying that if she wanted to see him again, she should tie a yellow ribbon to a prominent tree along the road. If he saw the ribbon from the prison bus, he would know that he was welcomed home, but if he didn't, he would know that his wife had moved on, and he would keep going.

This sort appears to be apocryphal, and it is more likely that the song was inspired by older folk songs which included yellow ribbons in their imagery. However, the concept stuck in the public mind, and in 1979, Americans began to display yellow ribbons in solidarity with the captives involved in the Iran Hostage Crisis. The ribbon began a potent and familiar symbol, and it was adopted again in the First Gulf War by parents and friends who were anxious to see the return of their loved ones in the military.

After the deployment of American troops to Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, an explosion of magnetic yellow ribbons appeared on American cars large and small. These ribbons often included a legend reading “support our troops,” and some integrated a version of the American flag. Some organizations dedicated funds from the sales of these ribbons to supporting military causes, while others sold them primarily for profit, recognizing that many Americans wanted to express solidarity with service members in a highly visual way.

Quoting aviatioNation:

Yellow is the color that represents American troops. Are you saying that American troops and those who support them are cowards?

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Yellow is a good choice of colors....for a coward.

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