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Democrats Trash 12,000 Flags, Republicans Recycle
Denver Post ^ | 9-6-2008 | David Harsanyi

Posted on 09/06/2008 9:10:45 AM PDT by edzo4

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

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; dnc; flags; green; invescofield; obama; oldglory; patriotism; recycling
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1 posted on 09/06/2008 9:10:45 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: edzo4

Good job!


2 posted on 09/06/2008 9:13:18 AM PDT by tomymind
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To: edzo4

IIRC, the ‘pubc are giving them all to veterans organizations in Minn.


3 posted on 09/06/2008 9:13:38 AM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: edzo4

Just shows that we can be Green, Red, White and Blue!


4 posted on 09/06/2008 9:13:50 AM PDT by DenverCossack
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To: edzo4

Well, if the flags had a hammer-and-sickle or a Islamic crescent on them, they would have been kept by the America-hater commies.....


5 posted on 09/06/2008 9:14:23 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: edzo4

I bet the DNC saved the grecian columns though.


6 posted on 09/06/2008 9:14:26 AM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: edzo4

bttt


7 posted on 09/06/2008 9:15:33 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Obama was a community DIS-organizer)
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To: edzo4

That’s gonna leave a mark.


8 posted on 09/06/2008 9:15:35 AM PDT by dfwgator (After Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes will be downgraded to a tropical depression)
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To: edzo4

Great idea! Rub the Dems’ nose in it!


9 posted on 09/06/2008 9:17:19 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: edzo4

Could it be that the conservatives/pubbies and people in general are finally standing up and exposing the lefties for what they really are??????????????????????


10 posted on 09/06/2008 9:17:33 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: dfwgator
That’s gonna leave a mark.

MSM won't go near it but Rush and Hannity will
11 posted on 09/06/2008 9:18:10 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: edzo4

Could it be that the conservatives/pubbies and people in general are finally standing up and exposing the lefties for what they really are?????????????????????? It’s about time.


12 posted on 09/06/2008 9:18:16 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: edzo4
Donate them to VFWS around the country or Legion Halls. They can be used in parades,to decorate veterans graves,Flag Day,etc... The writer of the article is a typical clueless Lib.
13 posted on 09/06/2008 9:19:07 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Any day above ground is a good day.)
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To: edzo4

Carl Cameron on Fox News just reported this about 20 minutes ago. He said that there were dozens of trashbags that were rescued and being passed out by a Boy Scout troop. So I’m not sure if it is Vets or Scouts or a combo of both that are passing them out. He was on sight. Said he was stuck in traffic for 45 minutes 4 hours BEFORE the event. Said the line of traffic is still over 4 miles long at the 3 hour point. The line of people out of their cars waiting to get into the hanger is about a mile long.


14 posted on 09/06/2008 9:19:20 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: edzo4
here is another pic of the flags left By the DNC


15 posted on 09/06/2008 9:19:37 AM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: edzo4

Oh, and by the way, Carl Cameron said that the story was still “developing”.


16 posted on 09/06/2008 9:20:18 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: edzo4
OBambi's / OBiden's Response(s): "How dare you question, my patriotism."
Patriotic...to which nation / who's ideals / mores????
.....Its' your judgment stupid!
17 posted on 09/06/2008 9:20:49 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: edzo4
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

UNUSED or thrown away
18 posted on 09/06/2008 9:21:05 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Scarpetta
I bet the DNC saved the grecian columns though.

Didn't President Bush get ridiculed for using the term "Grecian"? (Although it did turn out that 'Grecian' was a proper term)

19 posted on 09/06/2008 9:21:09 AM PDT by dfwgator (After Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes will be downgraded to a tropical depression)
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To: EagleUSA
I suspect there were so many flags left over because the people attending Obama's speech didn't want them in the first place. I'm guessing that these were offered at the door on the way in, and there weren't too many takers.

Although, the flag waving by the delegates on the field at the stadium during the Obama speech seemed a little creepy and weird to me. It came across as phony, and that's worse than being 'merely' unpatriotic.

20 posted on 09/06/2008 9:21:37 AM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: edzo4
I’m not sure what the DNC was supposed to do with unused hand-flags, frankly................................

Well let's see? My kids have the flags from the 4th of July parade in their rooms. They will walk around the house and wave them on occasion, they use them in their play and they know why we respect our flag and country.

As for the dRats, I tried to watch some of their convention and during the first part of the week I saw no American flags, until someone in the media (fox I believe) brought the subject up. The day after you saw that flags were passed out by the dRats. And one more point I never heard a chant of USA the only chants I heard were obama or the no mccain blah, blah. So I do not think the point is what should they have done with the flags I believe the point is why do they not have respect for the country and the flag.
Am I questioning the patriotism? Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes.
They seem to love obama and the govt cheese more than they love the freedom that America offers to any legal citizen that wants it.

21 posted on 09/06/2008 9:21:41 AM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: uncbob

both


22 posted on 09/06/2008 9:22:07 AM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: edzo4
I’m not sure what the DNC was supposed to do with unused hand-flags, frankly.

What an idiot. We were taught in school. Guess they don't do that anymore.

Proper Disposal of the American Flag

"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"

23 posted on 09/06/2008 9:22:09 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: edzo4

This reminds my of when they had the Earth Day celebrations on the Washington Mall years ago.

It took two days for crews to pick up all of the trash.

I wonder how much garbage the Obama-worshippers left behind at Invesco?


24 posted on 09/06/2008 9:22:47 AM PDT by dfwgator (After Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes will be downgraded to a tropical depression)
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To: uncbob
UNUSED or thrown away

And why were they unused
25 posted on 09/06/2008 9:22:47 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: edzo4

They obviously think of our flag as they think of the sweet and precious unborn babies just through them away; they are nothing more than trash....trash them in the local dumpster.


26 posted on 09/06/2008 9:23:04 AM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: edzo4; xcamel
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.

Dramatic effect indeed. This can't help but PO most Americans and is just another nail in the Obama coffin.

However the media whores will back up the Democrats' claim that the Pubbies bought them and are making the whole deal up.

Giving some of the flags to veterans' organization is a great idea as they will continue to remind people of this incident. They ought to put little labels on them that state "Saved from the Democratic garbage heap". Hope they do that in Colorado Springs as well.

27 posted on 09/06/2008 9:23:09 AM PDT by Oatka (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: uncbob
UNUSED or thrown away

FOX said that there were at least a dozen trashbags full of flags out at the dumpsters. Others were found in storage rooms. So I think it's a combination of both.
28 posted on 09/06/2008 9:23:33 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: edzo4

I am more and more impressed with McCai and his campaign. Good for him for using this. I recall the Dems either throwing out or walking on discarded flags in an earlier convention. Even saw pics. Do they not realize that the Conventions are not “private,” that we learn what they have done? Obama should have exerted some guidance on this, especially considering his and Michelle’s comments and associates.


29 posted on 09/06/2008 9:25:22 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: edzo4

To the Rats American flags are just props.


30 posted on 09/06/2008 9:25:40 AM PDT by ETL (Smoking-gun evidence on all the ObamaRat-Commie connections at my FR Profile/Home page)
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To: mmichaels1970; uncbob

it is both, the unused flags were taken to the McCain event to be recycled, the boy scouts are properly disposing of the flags that were left in the trash by delagates after the dnc


31 posted on 09/06/2008 9:25:44 AM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: edzo4
I’m not sure what the DNC was supposed to do with unused hand-flags, frankly

Which is worse, PR-wise, that Democrats had thousands of flags that they didn't even see fit to use, or that they unceremoniously threw them on the ground around trash cans? I say this because the "unused" thing doesn't fit with what I've read. Sounds like spin, in other words.

32 posted on 09/06/2008 9:26:38 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: edzo4

“Campaign Carl” of FOX is on scene and was just talking it up....fingers crossed they’ll cover this portion of the appearance.


33 posted on 09/06/2008 9:27:16 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: edzo4

I want to buy one!!!!!!!!!!!

I want to buy a a dozen.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want to buy one!!!!!!!!!!!

I want to buy a a dozen.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


34 posted on 09/06/2008 9:27:22 AM PDT by CHICAGOFARMER ( “If you're not ready to die for it, put the word ''freedom'' out of your vocabulary.” – Malcolm)
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To: edzo4
Daschle said they were taking back The Flag from Rush Limbaugh, they just never said what they were going to do with them.
35 posted on 09/06/2008 9:28:51 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: EagleUSA
Well, if the flags had a hammer-and-sickle or a Islamic crescent on them, they would have been kept by the America-hater commies.....

I am sure you are right. For these America hating scum bags, it must have felt like holy water thrown on a vampire to hold an American flag. It was all show.

36 posted on 09/06/2008 9:29:54 AM PDT by Mark17
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To: edzo4

BTTT


37 posted on 09/06/2008 9:30:37 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: edzo4

Good job. Those flags will be much happier in a place where they feel welcome.


38 posted on 09/06/2008 9:31:36 AM PDT by jim35 ("...when the lion and the lamb lie down together, ...we'd better damn sure be the lion")
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To: CHICAGOFARMER
I want to buy a a dozen.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe they can put them on ebay and donate the procedes to the Boy Scouts or Vets Groups?
39 posted on 09/06/2008 9:33:41 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: edzo4

We needs pics of the flags around garbage cans or thrown on the floor. Not just folded in plastic bags. Anyone have some of those?


40 posted on 09/06/2008 9:35:50 AM PDT by ETL (Smoking-gun evidence on all the ObamaRat-Commie connections at my FR Profile/Home page)
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To: edzo4

The Denver Post must have heard about this and took the page down! I get an error now when trying to go to the link!


41 posted on 09/06/2008 9:38:00 AM PDT by compuguru (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: ETL

There’s a post somewhere here on FR from right after the convention that were taken by RedState. I saw flags mixed in with Pizza boxes and cups.


42 posted on 09/06/2008 9:38:28 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: cubreporter

They might not even like the flag they just used it because it was expected but they could have recycled!!!!!!!!!!


43 posted on 09/06/2008 9:43:24 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: edzo4

The proper way to dispose of a flag is to burn it when it is no longer serviceable and then bury the ashes. It is not to be tossed into the trash.

The flags in question were not covered in what I saw regarding disposal, but if they weren’t to be used then I’m guessing the same procedure would be applicable.

To bring them out on stage and show people what the Democrats had planned for old glory would be a powerful statement indeed.


44 posted on 09/06/2008 9:43:37 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: ETL
This is the one that got to me. From RedState




45 posted on 09/06/2008 9:44:55 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: tiki

recycled? Them? They talk the talk but NEVER walk the walk when it comes to them.


46 posted on 09/06/2008 9:45:16 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: edzo4

How many ordinary folks, if they were lucky enough to get a chance to attend a national political convention, would want to keep one of those flags as a souvenir?

(But apparently not if you’re a donkey).


47 posted on 09/06/2008 9:45:45 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: CHICAGOFARMER

Good idea for a fund raiser for Republicans.

“Save an American Flag thrown away by the Democrats” make a donation today!!


48 posted on 09/06/2008 9:47:46 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: onlylewis

Yep, they are all about O and their leftist, socialist agenda and the McCain and Palin are about the USA and so are conservatives.

Liberals are all about “me, me, me”...sad. They wouldn’t know the meaning of sacrifice.


49 posted on 09/06/2008 9:49:21 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: uncbob

I still remember the amazement by those in Colorado after Dan’s Bake Sale. The city was expecting and ready to clean up tons of trash and were shocked that there wasn’t any lieing around. Just a lot of full trash cans. The only damage was to a flower pot and that was done by the horse of a mounted policeman.


50 posted on 09/06/2008 9:49:36 AM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Praise God and pass the ammunition!)
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