Skip to comments.Democrats Trash 12,000 Flags, Republicans Recycle
Posted on 09/06/2008 9:10:45 AM PDT by edzo4
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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..
They should get the DAV, VFW, and American Legions involved.
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.
“Im not sure what the DNC was supposed to do with unused hand-flags, frankly. But the Republicans are obviously questioning someones patriotism here.”
Darn right they are questioning someones 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?
check out this post on the same subject:
You can drop old flags by your local VFW and they will care for them.
the more that see it the better!
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.
"Im 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.
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.
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 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]":
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."
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Don’t forget to add that the flag may be stained with pizza sauce.
McCain/Palin = Will rescue USA flags discarded by Democrats.
That about says it all.
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.
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.
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.
“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”.
Better count the stars on those flags and make sure they don’t add up to 57.
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.
Those flags look a lot larger than little 2x3 plastic flags. I wonder if we could find out where they were made?
I had to get to post #26, yours, before finding the proper response.
Bill Ayers= SHIT
addendum from the hubby:
It seems that the Democratic party is following the lead of its candidate in disrespecting the American flag.
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. :-)
My teenage daughter knows the regulation, but she didn’t learn it in school.
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.
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.
Im 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.
“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.”
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?
Know what they have in Common? both have friends that bombed the pentagon.
Hello there, sweetness!
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?
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
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.
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.
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