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Boy Scouts gather discarded US Flags from Dem Convention
self | 9/6/2008 | self

Posted on 09/06/2008 9:08:45 AM PDT by gitmo

Just heard on Fox News. The Boy Scouts filled dozens of large trash bags with US Flags that were trampled on the ground or thrown near trash receptacles at the Democrat Convention. They are going to hold a flag-retirement ceremony to properly honor those flags that were dishonored.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; boyscouts; coloradosprings; convention; election; flags; obama; obamabiden; oldglory; usflag
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Good for the Boy Scouts.

gitmo

1 posted on 09/06/2008 9:08:45 AM PDT by gitmo
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To: gitmo

Not surprising that that crowd wouldn’t know the proper respect for the flag.


2 posted on 09/06/2008 9:09:55 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: gitmo

And to think the United Way refuses to give money to the Boy Scouts.


3 posted on 09/06/2008 9:09:56 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: gitmo

BUMP!


4 posted on 09/06/2008 9:10:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Obama was a community DIS-organizer)
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To: gitmo

I wonder whether the ceremony will be covered live by CNN or MSNBC. Oh, that’s right, all their reporters are being kept occupied in Alaska...


5 posted on 09/06/2008 9:10:31 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: ladyjane

I refuse to give money to the United Way.


6 posted on 09/06/2008 9:11:21 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a creditcard?)
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To: SandRat

SandRat,

Can you add this to your BSA Ping?


7 posted on 09/06/2008 9:11:33 AM PDT by gitmo (,)
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To: gitmo

Was video shown? Record it before it falls down the RAT hole.


8 posted on 09/06/2008 9:13:27 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: gitmo

Wow. I need to buy some popcorn from them and I’ll pay for the shipping, too!


9 posted on 09/06/2008 9:13:48 AM PDT by JavaJumpy (Shame on you CNN. You should be mortified at your so-called journalistic skills.)
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To: gitmo

some are being recycled by republicans for the McCain event

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2076087/posts


10 posted on 09/06/2008 9:14:12 AM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: gitmo
I hope this is covered in a live broadcast.
11 posted on 09/06/2008 9:14:32 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Obama was a community DIS-organizer)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I don’t think they’ve had the retirement ceremony yet. They are setting everything up.

I wonder if they will have trouble with open fire regulations.


12 posted on 09/06/2008 9:15:04 AM PDT by gitmo (,)
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To: BenLurkin

I think it’s supposed to take a place in a couple of hours. I gathered that Fox at least was going to show it.


13 posted on 09/06/2008 9:15:54 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: gitmo

BUMP!!

No wonder the socialists, communists, lesbians, athiests, condom-throwers, abortion enthusiasts and other Democrats hate the Boy Scouts.


14 posted on 09/06/2008 9:16:28 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: gitmo

Boy Scouts show proper responsibility again.


15 posted on 09/06/2008 9:16:36 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: mainepatsfan

It’s just a prop to them. Why wouldn’t you take it home? I know why they wouldn’t.

They’d be better off waving fake fetuses around with “My Choice” on them. That would be something they’d put on their mantle. (Real fetuses would be thrown in the trash, of course, just like the flag.)


16 posted on 09/06/2008 9:17:40 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: gitmo; RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; Congressman Billybob; ...

17 posted on 09/06/2008 9:17:45 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: hoosierham
I refuse to give money to the United Way.

I work for a very large international firm that used to have a matching employee donation program that amounted to tens of millions of dollars, all going exclusively through the United Way.

When the Boy Scouts controversy hit the fan, I wrote a response to the annual appeal telling them why I would not give any money to the United Way. I assume many many others did too. By the next year, the United Way was out and all employees could personally select from a list of hundreds of organizations to give money to, and the firm would match.

Now, instead of going to the Boy Scout hating United Way (which kept about 30% of donations for "overhead"), my donation goes directly to my town's volunteer ambulance corps.

The Boy Scout controversy basically killed the United Way and allowed real charities to avoid paying the charity tithe to those liberal parasites.

18 posted on 09/06/2008 9:17:54 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: hoosierham
I refuse to give money to the United Way.

Yep. Why let some community organizer decide how to employ your hard-earned dollar? (and claim the credit - look what I did for you, now vote for me and mine).

Good on the Boy Scouts, a class organization. September 27th is National Scouting Day.

19 posted on 09/06/2008 9:18:06 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: ladyjane
And to think the United Way refuses to give money to the Boy Scouts.

That;s why I always refuse to give money to United(sic) Way.

20 posted on 09/06/2008 9:18:10 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mainepatsfan

Unbelievable...is there no shame in this party??


21 posted on 09/06/2008 9:18:53 AM PDT by Shaka
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To: gitmo

On my Honor, I’ll do my best to do my Duty
To God and my Country.
To obey the Scout Law.
To help other people at all times.
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

May God bless and keep the BSA!


22 posted on 09/06/2008 9:21:26 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: edzo4


Bump to the top!
23 posted on 09/06/2008 9:23:32 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: gitmo

A Scout is everything a Democrat is NOT:

Trustworthy
Loyal
Helpful
Friendly
Courteous
Kind
Obedient
Cheerful
Thrify
Brave
Clean
Reverent

A Scout pledges what the Democrats will NOT:

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law.
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scouting, making the country better, one man at a time.


24 posted on 09/06/2008 9:25:32 AM PDT by ConservativeAtLast
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To: Secret Agent Man

Heck I don’t even throw away the cheap towels I get handed when I go to some football games.


25 posted on 09/06/2008 9:27:16 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Shaka

I think that truth is self evident.


26 posted on 09/06/2008 9:27:51 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: gitmo

Linky for you:

http://blogs.denverpost.com/opinion/2008/09/06/republican-recycling/


27 posted on 09/06/2008 9:28:58 AM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Lord please bless our nation with John McCain as president and Sarah Palin as Vice President! Amen.)
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To: gitmo

As the grandfather of two Eagle Scouts this does not surprise me at all. Its who and what Scouts are.


28 posted on 09/06/2008 9:30:50 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Russ

So the CNN and MSNBC reporters are pinned down by ambush fire while on their extended deployment in the quagmire of Alaska?


29 posted on 09/06/2008 9:30:58 AM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Lord please bless our nation with John McCain as president and Sarah Palin as Vice President! Amen.)
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To: gitmo

Anyone in Colorado Springs going to McCain’s event today? An action report would be awesome!


30 posted on 09/06/2008 9:35:21 AM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Lord please bless our nation with John McCain as president and Sarah Palin as Vice President! Amen.)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
So the CNN and MSNBC reporters are pinned down by ambush fire while on their extended deployment in the quagmire of Alaska?

 

LOL! Good one, but if you think about it even that beats getting in between a mother bear and her cubs.

31 posted on 09/06/2008 9:39:27 AM PDT by federal
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To: gitmo

I notice that they waited until after the convention was over. Probably so that they wouldn’t be spit upon.


32 posted on 09/06/2008 9:41:28 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter.)
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To: gitmo

God bless the Boy Scouts!


33 posted on 09/06/2008 9:44:23 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: gitmo

The Demons, by this act of desecration, pinned themselves as elite scum.


34 posted on 09/06/2008 9:45:31 AM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: dead
yeah, they fell out of favor at my old workplace as well.

Not that I needed them. I used to get stuff in the mail once in a while, and about a dozen years back, I'd actually finished my Christmas shopping early and had some money left over and a solicitation was sitting on my kitchen table. I wrote a check.

I've been getting stuff ever sense from just about everyone.
Funny thing is that I now have more than enough return-address labels to last until my house erodes away to nothing from the elements ... and that's if I actually paid my bills by check instead of doing it online. (Bad timing, that.)

35 posted on 09/06/2008 9:45:32 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter.)
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To: hoosierham

We stopped donating to United Way years ago, even tho my husband’s employer put a lot of pressure on to do so. Fortunately where he works now we can choose, and we give to Samaratin’s Purse.
susie


36 posted on 09/06/2008 9:50:30 AM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Keep the change!)
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To: dead

“When the Boy Scouts controversy hit the fan, I wrote a response to the annual appeal telling them why I would not give any money to the United Way. I assume many many others did too. By the next year, the United Way was out and all employees could personally select from a list of hundreds of organizations to give money to, and the firm would match.

Now, instead of going to the Boy Scout hating United Way (which kept about 30% of donations for “overhead”), my donation goes directly to my town’s volunteer ambulance corps.

The Boy Scout controversy basically killed the United Way and allowed real charities to avoid paying the charity tithe to those liberal parasites. “

I did the same thing. In fact, I wrote a check direct to our local Boy Scout council. United Way was big in the 1990s now they are trying to reconfigure how they do business. Proof that individual action does have an effect.


37 posted on 09/06/2008 9:53:36 AM PDT by WOSG (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: SandRat
I posted this on another thread but it is pertinent here too.

"In the abstract, these are not flags.

Like the Styrofoam faux Greek columns, these objects are part of the set. They are only props. These were Democrats, they seldom have the flag in their dramas. Obama disdains to wear a flag pin for fear of upsetting his voters."

The scouts have an oath.

On my honor....

I will do my duty to God and my country

This action was to country

38 posted on 09/06/2008 10:18:35 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Conservation? Let the NE Yankees freeze.... in the dark)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Its being covered by Fox news ..wonder if CNN will cover the flag story? Nah, not.


39 posted on 09/06/2008 11:18:09 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (GOD BLESS GEORGIA! SAVE GEORGIA, OUR ALLY, NOW!)
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To: bert

Even IF the Rats hate the flag and our military, how unbelievably PR stupid to trash the flags. Dumb. dumb.
and these people want to change the World opinion of this nation?


40 posted on 09/06/2008 11:19:39 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (GOD BLESS GEORGIA! SAVE GEORGIA, OUR ALLY, NOW!)
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To: gitmo

Fox News reported that the discarded flags that the DNC mishandled and the Boy Scouts collected up are being distributed and reused at Colorado Springs. FNC even held up the black plastic trash bags that the flags were tossed into by the DNC.


41 posted on 09/06/2008 12:32:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: bert

42 posted on 09/06/2008 12:41:45 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

God Bless the Boy Scouts...I, too, am a holdout from United Way at work, altho they say that all the United Way donations stay in Alaska, and we can designate to whom we want our contributions to go...ie the Boy Scouts.

43 posted on 09/06/2008 1:07:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: WOSG
WOSG said: "I did the same thing. "

So did I. Prior to my retirement, I went to some trouble to identify a Boy Scout Council that just happened to be in Idaho. The donations amounted to about $400 per year and were matched by my employer. United Way can be as liberal as they want. But they get to do without my support.

44 posted on 09/06/2008 1:27:38 PM PDT by William Tell (RKBA for California (rkba.members.sonic.net) - Volunteer by contacting Dave at rkba@sonic.net)
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To: gitmo
Youtube of Convention

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog hanging with some freepers and lurkers
45 posted on 09/06/2008 2:16:35 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Our county United Way offices still list the Boy Scouts but,.. the Tucson and Pima County do not.


46 posted on 09/06/2008 3:02:46 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: gitmo

47 posted on 09/06/2008 4:16:03 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

As an Obama is “managing” his campaign, he is responsible for the improper treatment of the flags.


48 posted on 09/06/2008 4:27:58 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Pat Paulsen for President - He has campaigned the longer than Obama)
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To: School of Rational Thought

49 posted on 09/06/2008 4:32:03 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Kathy in Alaska
The problem with "designated" donations is that they just move somebody else's un-earmarked donation into your spot, and the 'charity', whether it's Planned Barrenhood or whoever, gets the same amount they would have gotten regardless.

It's an old shell game.

50 posted on 09/06/2008 6:45:09 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse - TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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