Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Yielding to Yellow

Newstalk 570 has an official announcement up. The Ribbon campaign continues.

Total victory is now only a police cruiser away!


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Update: Meanwhile, Cornwall doesn't take nearly as much time and navel-gazing to come to the right decision. ("Council backs troop decals" - Standard-Freeholder)

11 comments:

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Kautious Ken here: In a news release today, regional Chair Ken Seiling stated, "I hope the view of council is not construed to be anything more than it is - support and concern for the safety and well-being of Canadian soldiers everywhere carrying out a job assigned by the Canadian Government."

PGP said...

Slightly OT ...
A long time ago one of our local self styled opinion makers (Sinclair) tried to make an issue of this trend. He used an unbelievably crass smear of people who display the ribbons and attempted to create the impression that there is an underlying political statement in the act.

He was roundly and rightly slammed for it!
You'd think that besides the fact that public officials are supposed to have actual work to do that they might be less clueless!!

Just a little?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

PGP - So who is Sinclair? A pundit?

Brian in Calgary said...

Cautious is right, Joanne. Still, let's take our victories where and when we can.

Btw, and sorry to be a little bit more OT than pgp (but still to do with defense), but here's a common sense editorial from the Toronto Star.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Wow! The Star is really starting to gain my respect. Must be because of Fred Kuntz at the helm.

PGP said...

Who's Sinclair?

Columnist Gordon Sinclair Jr. frequent contributor to the WPG Free Press

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Columnist Gordon Sinclair Jr. frequent contributor to the WPG Free Press

Ah... son of the Gordon Sinclair of the Toronto CFRB fame?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

A few interesting articles in the Record this morning:

Police can wear pins for the troops.

And an op-ed by a psychology professor. I knew without even reading it what side of the fence he was going to be on.

PGP said...

Yes Gordon Sinclair Jr.'s father was that same icon .....

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Wow, that's interesting since I recall Gord Sr. being somewhat conservative and very supportive of the U.S.

Crabgrass said...

Brian, when you say "our victories", do you have a group in mind for whom you see this as a victory, or do you just mean that it's good to see people outwardly expressing their hopes for the troops' safe return?