Post Traumatic Patriotism Overload

Is anyone else tired of commercials that try to play to our sense of patriotism? Whether it’s the big 4 automakers asking us to “Keep America Rolling” by going into amazing amounts of debt to buy their overpriced, undertested vehicles? Is it the low-budget mail order companies offerinig us crappy plastic flags for our cars, lapels or other “smooth surfaces”?
Patriotism is not spending money. It’s not being a good little consumer. It’s not listening to some skinny, snobby Canadian chick sing God Bless America.
When will Bush stop telling us to keep spending and start telling us what isn’t going to be the same? When will he corral the voices in his administration? It seems the leaks come from all over, and even the spokespeople can’t keep their stories straight. I with they would stop sending Dick Cheney and John Ashcroft out to play bad cop while the President keeps talking about the “evil ones”, which makes this sound like a video game and not a war.

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