You should hear the Ottawa radio stations this morning.....wow. What is the Mayor of Toronto thinking!!
Here in Ottawa because of the large military population quite a few people participate in "Red Fridays" we wear Red to support our troops. I encourage everyone on Friday to wear Red to the game or the support our troops ribbon (in addition to black and gold of course)
I don't think Pat was reading religion into the first post here. It seemed to me was saying that the two subjects of religion and politics don't belong on this site. The thread here is about politics, not religion. That was my reading of his post anyway.
I support the troops as much as anyone; it troubles me though when I see people (mostly politicians but others too) equate criticism of government policy with failure to "support the troops". That strikes me as disingenuous posturing, regardless of the politics (or policy) involved.
Actually, I learned those words a long time ago. Nor am I ashamed to use them if I think they suit the occasion. Should I be?
Why the need for sarcasm?
There was an interesting column today in the Toronto Star. I found it effectively puts some of the points I would like to make about the issue debated at city council. Some others might find it of interest as well, whether or not they agree with its thrust.
By the way, I live in Toronto too. I think it's a pretty nice place.