Skip to comments.Boy Scouts gather discarded US Flags from Dem Convention
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.
Not surprising that that crowd wouldn’t know the proper respect for the flag.
And to think the United Way refuses to give money to the Boy Scouts.
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...
I refuse to give money to the United Way.
Can you add this to your BSA Ping?
Was video shown? Record it before it falls down the RAT hole.
Wow. I need to buy some popcorn from them and I’ll pay for the shipping, too!
some are being recycled by republicans for the McCain event
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.
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.
No wonder the socialists, communists, lesbians, athiests, condom-throwers, abortion enthusiasts and other Democrats hate the Boy Scouts.
Boy Scouts show proper responsibility again.
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.)
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.
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.
That;s why I always refuse to give money to United(sic) Way.
Unbelievable...is there no shame in this party??
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!
A Scout is everything a Democrat is NOT:
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.
Heck I don’t even throw away the cheap towels I get handed when I go to some football games.
I think that truth is self evident.
As the grandfather of two Eagle Scouts this does not surprise me at all. Its who and what Scouts are.
So the CNN and MSNBC reporters are pinned down by ambush fire while on their extended deployment in the quagmire of Alaska?
Anyone in Colorado Springs going to McCain’s event today? An action report would be awesome!
LOL! Good one, but if you think about it even that beats getting in between a mother bear and her cubs.
I notice that they waited until after the convention was over. Probably so that they wouldn’t be spit upon.
God bless the Boy Scouts!
The Demons, by this act of desecration, pinned themselves as elite scum.
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.)
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.
“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.
"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
Its being covered by Fox news ..wonder if CNN will cover the flag story? Nah, not.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Our county United Way offices still list the Boy Scouts but,.. the Tucson and Pima County do not.
As an Obama is “managing” his campaign, he is responsible for the improper treatment of the flags.
It's an old shell game.