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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

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To: shield

yes and these are the same clowns who will have a conniption fit if they find that a terrorists copy of the Koran has been disturbed in any way..


51 posted on 09/06/2008 9:50:18 AM PDT by got_moab? (got_moab? now comes complete with 50% MORE Hyper-conservatism!!)
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To: edzo4; Jeff Head; Squantos







Sam Adams best summed it up when he said," If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands that which feed you. May your chain be set lightly upon you and posterity forget ye were our countrymen."


Get US Out of the UN Now!


Look real hard - that's me burning the DNC/u.n. Flag. Bet I'm not the only one!

52 posted on 09/06/2008 9:52:40 AM PDT by Issaquahking (McCain/Palin rule - libs drool. All over but the crying now!)
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To: Oatka

They should get the DAV, VFW, and American Legions involved.


53 posted on 09/06/2008 9:53:05 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: ETL

EXACTLY!


54 posted on 09/06/2008 9:54:26 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: edzo4
This is problematic on so many levels:

1.) The obvious disrespect for the flag.
2.) Wastefulness, if there were unused flags, why not take them to the next event? Instead there is wasted natural resources, energy and money.
3.) Shows that the speech attendees either didn't want a flag at all or didn't want to keep it after waving it for the cameras.
4.) Shows that Obama money management skills suck and if he blames it on others (as he will most likey do) it shows he lacks the ability to choose responsible people. Remember he will be spending the taxpayers money.

What ever happen to Recycling and conservation? Maybe these people cant recycle unless the there is a blue or green bin around.

55 posted on 09/06/2008 9:55:56 AM PDT by tonyinv (Illegals = Demanding rights they have no right to be in position to demand in the first place.)
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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.”

Darn right they are questioning someone’s patriotism - and for good cause.

It’s not necessary to wonder what the DNC should have done with the flags they no longer wanted or needed. It’s fairly easy to get information on the proper handling and disposal of the nation’s flag - all it takes is two minutes on Google or a call to any veterans or military organization.

You would think that a group of people who can figure out how to raise hundreds of millions in campaign donations, run a two year political campaign with jumbo jets flying tightly calculated schedules, national and international pep rallies, and rock-star style arena events could get the info on a simple item like flag disposal.

The event planners should have had flag collection bins available and put some instruction signs around for Democrats who didn’t want to keep the flags and who are too uninformed to know that you don’t just throw the flag on the floor or into a garbage can.
At the end of the rally, any vets group would have accepted the flags to reuse or to dispose of in an honorable way.

These flags were disposed of in this manner because they were nothing more than stage props to the democrats - “fool the rubes by waving a flag”.

Also - they sure made a point of pretending they were rumnning a GREEN, non-polluting convention and the media played the game with them.
How does purchasing, then throwing away, thousands of reusable flags fabricated of man made materials and petroleum derivatives like plastics fit into the GREEN theme?


56 posted on 09/06/2008 9:59:18 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who have crossed Sarah)
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To: edzo4; All

check out this post on the same subject:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2076071/posts?page=69


57 posted on 09/06/2008 10:01:19 AM PDT by MarDav
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To: 101voodoo

You can drop old flags by your local VFW and they will care for them.


58 posted on 09/06/2008 10:02:00 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: edzo4; All
It's bad enough that they discarded the flags at all, but to have pics of them lying on the floor or left near garbage dumpsters would be even more telling of where these people are coming from. However, the first two pics below (posted earlier on this thread), as I looked again, do show American flags mixed up with trash. And the one at the end, which someone just recently posted here, is especially disgusting.


59 posted on 09/06/2008 10:03:21 AM PDT by ETL (Smoking-gun evidence on all the ObamaRat-Commie connections at my FR Profile/Home page)
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To: MarDav

the more that see it the better!


60 posted on 09/06/2008 10:03:58 AM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: onlylewis

I’ve got one of those small flags on my desk hutch from a Dick Cheney speech here in the Quad Cities back in ‘99.

Probably got a half dozen or so. We reused them when Fred Thompson would swing by.


61 posted on 09/06/2008 10:06:48 AM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: edzo4

David Harsanyi

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

Patriotic people attending an event usually keep them and not throw them in the trash. I guess that tells me that waving those flags at Obama's convention was just for show.

62 posted on 09/06/2008 10:08:28 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Ladysmith
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.

Yep, Republicans pick up after themselves while Democrats leave a place looking like a Woodstock pigsty. Somebody else (ie., "the government") will come along and clean everything up.

63 posted on 09/06/2008 10:08:54 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: edzo4
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.

64 posted on 09/06/2008 10:09:02 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Conservation? Let the NE Yankees freeze.... in the dark)
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To: edzo4

65 posted on 09/06/2008 10:09:35 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; All
John Kerry, from his book, The New Soldier
"We will not quickly join those who march on Veterans' Day waving small [American] flags, calling to memory those thousands who died for the 'greater glory of the United States.'..."

"The John Kerry quote comes in the epilogue to "The New Soldier," the book put out by Vietnam Veterans Against the War [VVAW]. The book's cover features a group of not-particularly sober-looking anti-war protesters (vets, presumably) flying the American flag upside down [while mocking the historic flag raising event at Iwo Jima]":
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1203164/posts

Note John Kerry's name at top right of The New Soldier

"We will not quickly join those who march on Veterans' Day waving small (American) flags, calling to memory those thousands who died for the 'greater glory of the United States.' "

So John Kerry would have a difficult time marching with those waving small American flags yet had NO problems marching with those waving HUGE VIETCONG FLAGS?


"Pictured above: VVAW-supported demonstration during the Washington Spring Offensive, April - May 1971. Notice the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong flags."

66 posted on 09/06/2008 10:10:15 AM PDT by ETL (Smoking-gun evidence on all the ObamaRat-Commie connections at my FR Profile/Home page)
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To: bert

67 posted on 09/06/2008 10:10:32 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: edzo4
"They will use these flags at their own event today in Colorado Springs with John McCain and Sarah Palin. "

Better watch out, ZerObama will be sending them a bill for those flags.
68 posted on 09/06/2008 10:12:25 AM PDT by FrankR (Liberalism is Communism, by the drink - O'Rorake)
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To: edzo4
Hey, I don't have to tell you - all you vets know what to do with an American flag. There are clearly defined protocols covering all display and disposal of an American flag, and it's not just a military thing. When an Amerian flag of any size is to be discarded for any reason, take it to the nearest VFW post. They will dispose of it with due reverence according to the established protocols. Under no circumstances is it acceptable to trash an American flag.
69 posted on 09/06/2008 10:14:48 AM PDT by ArmyTeach (speak true, right wrong, follow the King)
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To: 101voodoo

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

Don’t forget to add that the flag may be stained with pizza sauce.


70 posted on 09/06/2008 10:14:59 AM PDT by imskylark
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To: tomymind
Obama/Biden = Will save a place on the wall for a Che Flag

McCain/Palin = Will rescue USA flags discarded by Democrats.

That about says it all.

71 posted on 09/06/2008 10:19:03 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (OBAMA: He was a flop before he became a flipper.)
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To: cubreporter

But, but they care about the environment...as long as someone else is forced to do it. They care about the poor, as long as they don’t have to part with their own money. They need us to be forced by their liberal lobbied laws to be their slaves.


72 posted on 09/06/2008 10:20:36 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: edzo4

I was just thinking. They need to do a video montage of the flag.

The Marines at Iwo Jima comes to mind and the moon and at the twin towers. I know there are thousands out there that would invoke passion and loyalty. They ought to play the John Wayne thingie about the flag as they show it.


73 posted on 09/06/2008 10:24:55 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: Issaquahking
Heres another one I like...

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74 posted on 09/06/2008 10:25:55 AM PDT by IYellAtMyTV (Workday Forecast--Increasing pressure towards afternoon. Rum likely by evening.)
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To: imskylark
“Save an American Flag thrown away by the Democrats” make a donation today!! Don’t forget to add that the flag may be stained with pizza sauce. Sadly true.
75 posted on 09/06/2008 10:27:19 AM PDT by Floratina
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To: tiki

Exactly. Barack speaking in the background about how we are all patriots... images of Iwo Jima, 9-11, a folded flag, and trash bags of discarded flags.

Nice one. Worth a few days of Obama jibbering.


76 posted on 09/06/2008 10:27:45 AM PDT by steveyp
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To: IYellAtMyTV
Perfect shot of the DNC flag and the BS they believe in!


Know the difference between Obama, and Osama?

Just a little bs!
77 posted on 09/06/2008 10:35:15 AM PDT by Issaquahking (McCain/Palin rule - libs drool. All over but the crying now!)
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To: tonyinv

“What ever happen to Recycling and conservation?”

It’s ironic that the white piece with “cycle” visible in the one photograph was most probably “recycle”.

How hard is it to contact the VFW or another group that could have used these to decorate the graves of soldiers?

I thought this was supposed to be “the greenest convention ever”.


78 posted on 09/06/2008 10:38:04 AM PDT by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: edzo4

Better count the stars on those flags and make sure they don’t add up to 57.


79 posted on 09/06/2008 10:38:18 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: j. earl carter

I’ve posted this before. I watched the 2004 Dem convention on PBS. Gwen Ifill questioned the Dem delegates about their mass flag-waving. She reported that they told her they would do “whatever it takes” to get Kerry elected. So yeah, it is phony.


80 posted on 09/06/2008 10:41:51 AM PDT by FlyVet
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To: tiki
Wal Marts have drop offs for these flags. Last time I looked they did but it's been a few years. They are then given to those organizations for proper disposal.
81 posted on 09/06/2008 10:47:52 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: edzo4

Those flags look a lot larger than little 2x3 plastic flags. I wonder if we could find out where they were made?


82 posted on 09/06/2008 10:57:29 AM PDT by curth (For Americans who love America - McCain/Palin '08)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I had to get to post #26, yours, before finding the proper response.


83 posted on 09/06/2008 10:58:41 AM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: ETL

Bill Ayers= SHIT


84 posted on 09/06/2008 11:00:52 AM PDT by curth (For Americans who love America - McCain/Palin '08)
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To: ArmyTeach

addendum from the hubby:
It seems that the Democratic party is following the lead of its candidate in disrespecting the American flag.


85 posted on 09/06/2008 11:03:14 AM PDT by ArmyTeach (speak true, right wrong, follow the King)
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86 posted on 09/06/2008 11:05:36 AM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: freema

I guess I know the proper disposal of a flag because I’m an old bat and went to school in the dark ages, the latter half of the 50’s. We learned in grade school how to treat a flag. :-)


87 posted on 09/06/2008 11:08:21 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW

My teenage daughter knows the regulation, but she didn’t learn it in school.


88 posted on 09/06/2008 11:12:11 AM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: kcvl
"I’m not sure what the DNC was supposed to do with unused hand-flags, frankly. "

So I'm guessing, David, that these are not left-overs from the campaign media event in Germany, eh? They didn't bring back bags of the extras that weren't handed out there that day to save money, not have to buy new ones come Convention time.

89 posted on 09/06/2008 11:14:25 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: edzo4

Expect this: Obama’s minions will whine and insist that this is a setup, and that McCain’s people are making all of this up. Still, there were postings about this, including pics, right after the Dem convention.


90 posted on 09/06/2008 11:17:31 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Election '08: God is in control.)
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To: edzo4; freema

I’m not sure what the DNC was supposed to do with unused hand-flags

There are always Americans that will know what to do with them and where to put them.

Hi Ma!

91 posted on 09/06/2008 11:19:27 AM PDT by usmcobra (A vote for McCain & Palin is a vote against Obama bin Biden)
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To: hole_n_one

Very nice.

92 posted on 09/06/2008 11:19:39 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: hole_n_one

“The DNCC community credentials incorporate patriotic design elements,” said Natalie Wyeth of the DNCC in a statement to the station. “They do not depict an actual American flag. The DNCC has full and complete respect for the flag and all rules of display.”

August 2008

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=72802


93 posted on 09/06/2008 11:25:40 AM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: freema
Yes but you aren't like everyone else either. *grin*

Grandpa was a stickler about how to treat a flag too so it wasn't just school.

I haven't talked to you in a long time. How have you been?

94 posted on 09/06/2008 11:26:27 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Issaquahking
Know the difference between Obama, and Osama? Just a little bs!

Know what they have in Common? both have friends that bombed the pentagon.

95 posted on 09/06/2008 11:27:13 AM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: usmcobra

Hello there, sweetness!


96 posted on 09/06/2008 11:27:57 AM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: DJ MacWoW

It has been a long time. I’ve been good, I think.

Unless one considers the PostTraumaticStressMenopause. I could wrap it all up over there in a day or two, according to my mother. Hubby has no comment ; )

How have you been?


97 posted on 09/06/2008 11:47:26 AM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: freema
PostTraumaticStressMenopause? I'm laughing but it's not funny. During the worst of it, one time I didn't speak for 3 hours in the car. Lord was Hubby glad! LOL

I've been fine. We moved in April. Still not all unpacked. I'm so glad I have a sense of humor. I've needed it. Now we have TS Hanna trying to beat my new rose garden to shreds. Some days............................LOL

98 posted on 09/06/2008 11:52:15 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Issaquahking
Sam Adams best summed it up when he said," If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands that which feed you. May your chain be set lightly upon you and posterity forget ye were our countrymen."

Thank you ever so much for that Samuel Adams quote.To me the key part is this "Crouch down and lick the hands that which feed you. May your chain be set lightly upon you and posterity" It is what welfare states always lead to and when the government over extends it's largess's riot ensue by those who have been taught to feel entitled to free stuff. The part in the HBO series "ROME" where the wheat dole is reduced shows what happens.

99 posted on 09/06/2008 11:53:51 AM PDT by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: FrankR
"They will use these flags at their own event today in Colorado Springs with John McCain and Sarah Palin. "

Better watch out, ZerObama will be sending them a bill for those flags.

Just goes to show how smart ole Ben Franklin was when he wrote as Poor Richard "One mans trash is another mans treasure". Hmmmmmmmmm .......... that also fits for that "Barracuda" song too.

100 posted on 09/06/2008 12:01:22 PM PDT by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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