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Yellow ribbons around UA a ╬fiasco' that doesn't help

The UA College Republicans are giving the rest of us conservatives a bad name. Usually it is the liberals who resort to such silly tactics like this latest yellow ribbon fiasco. Putting up ribbons is not so bad on its own, although I don't see what it accomplishes. If you support the troops so much, then write one a letter or help their families by babysitting their kids and such. I'm proud of my brother-in-law who's in Iraq right now, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't want me spending all night patrolling the streets or monitoring Web cams with the hope of catching evil ribbon desecrators. [Read article]

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photo Issue of the Week: What about those yellow ribbons?

Students walking to and from class have probably noticed the presence of yellow ribbons tied to various places on campus.

Put up by the UA College Republicans, the hundreds of yellow ribbons symbolize support for U.S. troops and their families. Unexpectedly, after the ribbons were hung, many were taken down by the following morning. Every time UACR replaced the ribbons, they returned to campus and found them taken down once more. It happened first on April 16. Then again on April 21. And April 24 was the most recent. It is not clear who has been taking down the ribbons on the different occasions, although it may have been Facilities Management employees cleaning up the campus and/or anti-war protesters. Black ribbons have also appeared, apparently to counter the yellow ribbons, symbolizing solidarity to the peace movement and in honor of all casualties ¸ both Iraqi civilian and coalition troops. [Read article]

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