Don't worry, I know you're not frustrated with me. I certainly don't believe that a liberal can't be patriotic- I consider myself a patriotic liberal- but the stereotype that sprang to mind upon hearing Patriot as a name was the daughter of a couple of beer-swilling, flag-waving, NIMBY-spouting Bush voters. It's the obnoxious, loud, empty
kind of patriotism, not the "regular" kind.
"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."
-Charles Bukowski "And by the way, dearie, your punctuation sucks canal water!"
-The ghost of Vivian Vance