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Republican Recycling
denverpost.com ^ | September 6, 2008 | David Harsanyi

Posted on 09/06/2008 8:55:26 AM PDT by lormand

This morning, Republicans tell me that a worker at Invesco Field in Denver saved thousands of unused flags from the Democratic National Convention that were headed for the garbage. Guerrilla campaigning. They will use these flags at their own event today in Colorado Springs with John McCain and Sarah Palin.

Before McCain speaks today, veterans will haul these garbage bags filled with flags out onto the stage — with dramatic effect, no doubt — and tell the story.

“What you see in the picture I sent you is less than half of total flags,” a Republican official emailed. “We estimate the total number to be around 12,000 small flags and one full size 3×5 flag.”

I’m not sure what the DNC was supposed to do with unused hand-flags, frankly. But the Republicans are obviously questioning someone’s patriotism here.



TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008dncconvention; coloradosprings; democrats; dnc; elections; flags; mccainpalin; obamabiden; oldglory; recycling; republican
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The GOP is playing hardball....much to my delight, but to the dismay of this lib blogger.
1 posted on 09/06/2008 8:55:27 AM PDT by lormand
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To: Clint N. Suhks

You’re gonna like this one


2 posted on 09/06/2008 8:57:31 AM PDT by lormand (The Savage Nation - a parody by liberals of conservatives)
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To: lormand

Guess they should have thought about that when they disposed the flags like all their unwanted babies. (yes, that was harsh. Sorry about that.)

/snark>


3 posted on 09/06/2008 8:58:54 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (what part of 'mias gunaikos andra' do Episcopalians not understand?)
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To: lormand

Nobama has been throwing away the American flag for most of his lifetime.
It isn’t on his campaign plane, is it?
It isn’t on his lapel, is it?

I surely don’t think it is in his heart, either.

I think the big “O” on his airplane stands for ZERO.


4 posted on 09/06/2008 9:00:02 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: lormand

To some, the flag is just a prop...


5 posted on 09/06/2008 9:00:47 AM PDT by MarDav
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To: lormand

“But the Republicans are obviously questioning someone’s patriotism here.”

If the shoe fits...


6 posted on 09/06/2008 9:02:47 AM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: lormand

7 posted on 09/06/2008 9:03:22 AM PDT by arkady_renko (You organize your sock drawer, not your community)
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To: MarDav
Indeed it is:

They should have this picture on the screen in Denver when they haul out the bags of flags.

8 posted on 09/06/2008 9:03:31 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: lormand

Okay, *maybe* I can see that they would trash the smaller ones (maybe). But a 3x5 flag? WTH are those pinkos thinking!?

Yes, I question their patriotism. Anyone who doesn’t feel something wrong about throwing away a full sized flag has some serious hate for this country, or even worse — just doesn’t care.

And at a political convention nonetheless. There are just so many things they get wrong. If they didn’t have the DBM, these guys would never win a single election outside of San Fransisco.


9 posted on 09/06/2008 9:03:38 AM PDT by rom (Cold on McCain '08. Enthusiastic about McCain-Palin '08!)
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To: lormand
I’m not sure what the DNC was supposed to do with unused hand-flags,

Recycle maybe!

10 posted on 09/06/2008 9:03:40 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: lormand
I’m not sure what the DNC was supposed to do with unused hand-flags, frankly.

This comment speaks for itself.

11 posted on 09/06/2008 9:03:46 AM PDT by rickmichaels (God Bless America, Land That I Love)
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To: lormand

How can you question something that doesn’t exist.


12 posted on 09/06/2008 9:04:13 AM PDT by dfwgator (After Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes will be downgraded to a tropical depression)
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To: lormand

they also need a large poster of zerobamas mentor ayers standing on the American flag in an alley, he brought up that relationship in Pa yesterday.


13 posted on 09/06/2008 9:04:44 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: lormand

The Obama campaign could have donated them to a COMMUNITY ORGANIZER to use on flag day or independence day.

I am sure they could have found an experienced COMMUNITY ORGANIIZER somewhere amongst the crowd...


14 posted on 09/06/2008 9:04:47 AM PDT by HD1200
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To: lormand

Proves that dems USE patriotism like a mask....

This is why they object to the use of imagery by the GOP...they project their own feelings of fakery...

When the camera went off...they just tossed them right on the floor and walked out on them...

Had I been at the GOP convention ...ANYTHING I had gotten from there would be a priceless momento I would keep with pride and show off....

I bet when they hand the flags out they had to hand out latex gloves as well....so the enlightened would not have to actually touch a flag...

Vermin.


15 posted on 09/06/2008 9:04:56 AM PDT by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....http://falconparty.com/)
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To: lormand

In contrast, in St. Paul, Republicans brought their own flags.


16 posted on 09/06/2008 9:05:01 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (He had me at Hanoi. McCain-Palin '08)
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To: lormand
I’m not sure what the DNC was supposed to do with unused hand-flags, frankly.
4 USC 8
(k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

17 posted on 09/06/2008 9:05:44 AM PDT by jdege
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To: Crim

The American flag is a prop for the Dems — nothing more!

I save everything from events including the flags that are handed out. I would never throw a flag away.

This picture says it all. Thanks to the guys that rescued our American flags.


18 posted on 09/06/2008 9:07:37 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! McCainNow.com; LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: lormand
The GOP is playing hardball .....much to my delight, but to the dismay of this lib blogger......

Dam Straight... stick the knife in HARD..twist slow and long...

19 posted on 09/06/2008 9:07:49 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Hey Bill Maher...who's the stewardess now bitch!)
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To: w1andsodidwe
historic moment, take them home as souvenirs, if not out of respect or patriotism.
20 posted on 09/06/2008 9:08:05 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: lormand
You need to get this to Fox News so they can put it on the Grapevine.

What hypocrisy that they were supposed to be “The Greenest”
convention and they throw away the symbol of our country.

This is perfect fodder for Sarahcuda, she could have fun with this one.

21 posted on 09/06/2008 9:08:54 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my McCain! GO SARAHCUDA!)
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To: Crim

This is why they object to the use of imagery by the GOP...they project their own feelings of fakery...

Could explain their outrage over Governor Palin having her children come on stage after her speech. Maybe some of the Dems just don’t like children (her newborn son) (especially the unborn—think Bristol) all that much.


22 posted on 09/06/2008 9:11:44 AM PDT by MarDav
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Carl Cameron, who is reporting from this event, just reported on the flags. He said boyscouts retrieved them.


23 posted on 09/06/2008 9:12:12 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Just saw it reported on Fox News a few minutes ago when covering the McCain rally taking place today.


24 posted on 09/06/2008 9:12:51 AM PDT by eaglestar
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To: arkady_renko

This makes me sick to my stomach. Almost like they couldn’t get them out of their hands soon enough.


25 posted on 09/06/2008 9:13:43 AM PDT by arkady_renko (You organize your sock drawer, not your community)
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To: holdonnow; 50cal Smokepole; acsrp38; advance_copy; alice_in_bubbaland; aligncare; AliVeritas; ...

PING to Mark Levin and the crew


26 posted on 09/06/2008 9:13:50 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my McCain! GO SARAHCUDA!)
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To: lormand

Bump


27 posted on 09/06/2008 9:13:51 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: lormand
“But the Republicans are obviously questioning someone’s patriotism here.”

Duh right Lefty the whole RAT parties patriotism!

28 posted on 09/06/2008 9:13:58 AM PDT by Cheetahcat
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To: tsmith130

Think of the childish immaturity being displayed by Ayers in that picture (not to mention the venom and hatred)...

They should hand out the flags with a little (compliments of the United States Democratic Party tag attached to each (maybe on the back of the tag say something like, “We’re finished with these now...”)


29 posted on 09/06/2008 9:14:19 AM PDT by MarDav
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To: MarDav
"I’m not sure what the DNC was supposed to do with unused hand-flags, frankly."

Pièce de résistance

30 posted on 09/06/2008 9:14:19 AM PDT by lormand (The Savage Nation - a parody by liberals of conservatives)
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To: tsmith130; eaglestar

Perfect!


31 posted on 09/06/2008 9:15:19 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my McCain! GO SARAHCUDA!)
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To: lormand

“I’m not sure what the DNC was supposed to do with unused hand-flags, frankly.”

Unbelievable...Did they keep their Obama/Biden memorabilia?


32 posted on 09/06/2008 9:15:47 AM PDT by MarDav
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To: MarDav

They should hand out the flags with a little (compliments of the United States Democratic Party tag attached to each (maybe on the back of the tag say something like, “We’re finished with these now...”)

Good one LMAO


33 posted on 09/06/2008 9:18:06 AM PDT by Cheetahcat
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To: rom
Why don't they sell them on Ebay and advertise them as "used at DNC Convention". Shouldn't all the patriotic democrats who couldn't go snatch them up online?

On second thought, maybe they did think of this. :)

34 posted on 09/06/2008 9:18:26 AM PDT by lormand (The Savage Nation - a parody by liberals of conservatives)
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To: arkady_renko

“Almost like they couldn’t get them out of their hands soon enough.”

Truly...


35 posted on 09/06/2008 9:18:27 AM PDT by MarDav
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To: tsmith130
Carl Cameron, who is reporting from this event, just reported on the flags. He said boyscouts retrieved them.

Yeah, buoooyyyyy! That's what I'm talking about. By tomorrow, the MSM will be slackjawed in amazement at conservative concern about stage props, by Monday, Laura, Glenn, Rush, Sean and Mark will be having a field day, and, of course, Sarah will have a delicious quip ready for the MSM soundbite machines.

It's all good, my babies!

36 posted on 09/06/2008 9:19:02 AM PDT by Petronski (Zero-bama. All this time we thought it was an "O" but, nope, it's just a "0".)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

But don’t question the RATs’ patriotism!

Thanks for the PING.


37 posted on 09/06/2008 9:19:50 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (There's a new political superstar and SHE'S A LADY!)
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To: MarDav

I bet the DNC saved the grecian columns.


38 posted on 09/06/2008 9:21:02 AM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: lormand

Good God, yes. With the money going to charity.

Someone get that to the McCain campaign right away.


39 posted on 09/06/2008 9:21:26 AM PDT by furquhart (John S. McCain for President)
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To: lormand; All

Is anyone else thinking right about now that John Edwards is right (please forgive me if you were eating while you read)? That there are two 2 Americas?

Theirs and the REAL ONE...


40 posted on 09/06/2008 9:21:54 AM PDT by MarDav
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To: tsmith130

41 posted on 09/06/2008 9:22:04 AM PDT by Petronski (Zero-bama. All this time we thought it was an "O" but, nope, it's just a "0".)
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To: Corin Stormhands
When I worked with a White House Advance Team during the Bush 92' election, we got donations from local businesses for flags, many of which as large as 5x8'. All were taken by someone after the event. I got to keep some large US and Louisiana flags.

I also got a cool gold tie clip from President Bush.

42 posted on 09/06/2008 9:22:54 AM PDT by lormand (The Savage Nation - a parody by liberals of conservatives)
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To: Petronski

LMAO! Democrats: We are the party of Attention Whores! Perfect!


43 posted on 09/06/2008 9:24:02 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Clint N. Suhks

they could have donated these flags to area schools for children to have and take home.


44 posted on 09/06/2008 9:26:51 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: lormand
Like the story of the surplus rifle

NEVER SHOT - AND ONLY DROPPED ONCE!
45 posted on 09/06/2008 9:27:00 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: lormand

46 posted on 09/06/2008 9:27:13 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Thanks for the ping, Clint.


47 posted on 09/06/2008 9:27:46 AM PDT by lysie
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To: All

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2008/08/28/behind-scenes-dnc-trashed-american-flags

link above to more pics of flags in trash bags.


48 posted on 09/06/2008 9:28:07 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
"You need to get this to Fox News so they can put it on the Grapevine."

I wish I had a direct conduit to them, but I am a meer peon in a sea of peons.

49 posted on 09/06/2008 9:28:25 AM PDT by lormand
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To: lormand

Year or so ago I worked for a Home Supply Center (’H’ar’D’ not to say the company’s name here)and the store had United States flags left after the 4th of July. Store management was just getting ready to throw 60 plus in the dumpster.

I asked if I could have them and recycle them. His deer in the headlights look was great. I did get them after several minutes after he recoved.


50 posted on 09/06/2008 9:28:57 AM PDT by Calif4Bush
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