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Boy Scouts to distribute trashed flags from DNC convention at 11:00AM PST
Denver Post ^

Posted on 09/06/2008 10:15:45 AM PDT by mcgiver38

At a campaign event at 11:00AM PST Boy Scouts will recycle 12,000 American Flags that were thrown in the trash after the democratic convention.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; boyscouts; bsa; co2008; democrats; elections; flag; mccain; obama; oldglory; palin; patriotism; swingstates; usflag
At a campaign event at 11:00AM PST Boy Scouts will recycle 12,000 American Flags that were thrown in the trash after the democratic convention.
1 posted on 09/06/2008 10:15:45 AM PDT by mcgiver38
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To: mcgiver38

God bless them. You know they won’t be spit on here.


2 posted on 09/06/2008 10:16:56 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: mcgiver38

I don’t usually post to breaking but this should be pretty good


3 posted on 09/06/2008 10:17:25 AM PDT by mcgiver38
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To: mcgiver38

Excellent. I hope FNC gives this story some coverage. (Don’t have much hope for the other networks).


4 posted on 09/06/2008 10:17:28 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies; Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes)
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To: mcgiver38

so much symbolism on so many levels to the callousness and “don’t get it” Democrats who say they love Country, and the environment. I wonder if the American Flags that Obama used were made in China?


5 posted on 09/06/2008 10:18:28 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: mcgiver38
"I don’t usually post to breaking but this should be pretty good">

Already posted here

6 posted on 09/06/2008 10:20:23 AM PDT by lormand (The Savage Nation - a parody by liberals of Conservatives.)
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To: mcgiver38

I’ll be watching. I’m sure it will be quite a grand spectacle. I expect to hear maybe some “boos” on cue. Shame on those Obama cult members for trashing the flag. I guess if Barry’s picture isn’t on something, it’s not important.


7 posted on 09/06/2008 10:20:23 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Hurricane season is over November 1.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Yea, they said on Fox that they would cover it live, not so hopeful for CSPAN, Drudge has it and Hot Air etc, this is going to be hard to ignore.


8 posted on 09/06/2008 10:21:28 AM PDT by mcgiver38
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To: mcgiver38

Here is the kicker to the article ..”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. “

That event in Colorado springs is coming up soon on the TV


9 posted on 09/06/2008 10:21:40 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: mcgiver38

http://www.9news.com/video/player_live.aspx

live feed to event.


10 posted on 09/06/2008 10:22:34 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: lormand

Sorry, I did a search for flag and didn’t see this one, moderator do as you will.


11 posted on 09/06/2008 10:22:53 AM PDT by mcgiver38
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To: mcgiver38

Well done Boy Scouts!


12 posted on 09/06/2008 10:22:53 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: mcgiver38
I would have loved to have another flag to take home, what`s wrong with these people? They could have just said please help yourselves to a flag on your way out? It only leaves one conclusion, they do not like the flag!
13 posted on 09/06/2008 10:24:51 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Obama on the other hand does not know the Lord Jesus, and is only the Lords enemy)
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To: Pride in the USA
Ping to Post #9. You won't want to miss this. Should be live on Fox coming up at 11.
14 posted on 09/06/2008 10:25:25 AM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: mcgiver38

Good timing to do this today since most of the east coast will be indoors.


15 posted on 09/06/2008 10:27:01 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: mcgiver38


16 posted on 09/06/2008 10:27:08 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Obama uses the flag for a prop....nothing more. The “ignorant rednecks” who cling to their bibles and guns must be appeased in public. He’d just assume wipe his rear with it.


17 posted on 09/06/2008 10:27:28 AM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: mcgiver38

The title of the actual story is “Republican Recycling” Nowhere in the title did I see “flag”. The mods stress using the actual title, and not do not want editorializing on it.


18 posted on 09/06/2008 10:27:28 AM PDT by lormand (The Savage Nation - a parody by liberals of Conservatives.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Democrats Waste, and Republicans repeap the benefits. Republicans love the waving the flags, think how much money the Republicans will save.


19 posted on 09/06/2008 10:27:59 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: mcgiver38

that idiot writer for denver post stated,”I’m not sure what they were supposed to do with the flags.”


20 posted on 09/06/2008 10:30:47 AM PDT by Selmore (You want fries with that?)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Growing up with The Church and Boy Scouts. (God and Country).

BOTH my brothers, 16 years apart, were altar boys and scouts. They both attained Eagle Scout and became good, hard working citizens.

God has been badgered in the last few years. How did it happen??

21 posted on 09/06/2008 10:34:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: TornadoAlley3

This is so cool!

The cheerleaders are adorable.


23 posted on 09/06/2008 10:39:18 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my McCain! GO SARAHCUDA!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

USA-Vote John McCain...Blue Red and White, Fight McCain Fight!


24 posted on 09/06/2008 10:40:32 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: All

place is packed, asking people to step back.


25 posted on 09/06/2008 10:41:08 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: mcgiver38

26 posted on 09/06/2008 10:43:00 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Drag The Waters some more like never before !)
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To: mcgiver38

You are never, never supposed to just throw the flags in the trash. Even flags that are worn should either be burned or recycled (see below), not trashed. But to trash perfectly good US flags shows the contempt the Democrats have for our country that the US flags symbolize.

http://www.americanflagdisposal.com/

The most common way to dispose or recycle unserviceable U.S. flags is by burning. The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags was approved through Resolution No. 440 by the National Convention of The American Legion meeting in New York on September 20-23, 1937. At that time most American flags were made of cotton or wool. Today the vast majority of American flags are made of nylon or other petroleum-based materials.

Recycling - A Great Alternative
Recycling American flags is an acceptable alternative. Unfortunately, this respectful way of disposal has never been promoted.

Fortunately, a new nylon recycling process has been discovered that converts virtually 100% of a nylon flag back into virgin grade nylon material which can be made into another new American flag.

When it comes time to dispose of an American flag, you should have the right to select burning or recycling by marking the canvas header accordingly. American Flags Express is working with the American Legion and other organizations to make this choice possible. Nylon flags marked “RECYCLE” on the canvas header will be respectfully accumulated as are those to be burned. The resulting material will be targeted for the manufacturing of virgin nylon fabric for the exclusive use of making American flags.


27 posted on 09/06/2008 10:43:33 AM PDT by Clairity
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To: mcgiver38
That is because they Distributed the Wrong Flag



28 posted on 09/06/2008 10:46:50 AM PDT by Global2010 (Carville Go Home!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Have they said how many are at the rally?


29 posted on 09/06/2008 10:47:02 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my McCain! GO SARAHCUDA!)
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To: Gator_that_eats_Dems
That's the biggest pic I have ever seen on FR.

Well done!

30 posted on 09/06/2008 10:53:06 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: All

Roger Hedgecock had this story on his Saturday national show about 10 minutes ago.


31 posted on 09/06/2008 10:59:32 AM PDT by newzjunkey (McCain-Palin. YES on CA PROP 4. (Family notification for underage abortions))
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To: mcgiver38

Watching it on a live stream now, on kktv.com, they just mentioned the rescued flags!


32 posted on 09/06/2008 11:03:27 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (diogeneticistical...esque...ish...)
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To: Diogenesis

Those four pictures say “fail” on so many levels.


33 posted on 09/06/2008 11:05:15 AM PDT by cg56 (Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Yea, looks like they are using veterans to distribute the flags vice boy scouts, looks like I was misinformed, still cool though.


34 posted on 09/06/2008 11:05:35 AM PDT by mcgiver38
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To: mcgiver38

On FOX News right now.

Also on streaming video here:

http://www.kktv.com/

How long before a Democrat lawsuit for unlawful removal of the flags from the Pepsico venue?


35 posted on 09/06/2008 11:07:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who have crossed Sarah)
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To: mcgiver38

This is going to leave a mark!


36 posted on 09/06/2008 11:09:06 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: Iron Munro

They went to a new camera angle and now the sound is crap. Can barely hear it.


37 posted on 09/06/2008 11:10:44 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

Try to reload the site - mine is coming in okay.


38 posted on 09/06/2008 11:17:55 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who have crossed Sarah)
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To: Iron Munro
I changed back to the other feed and it's better. They're doing a wide shot out the back of the hanger. Tons of flags waving!

They're announcing McCain and Palin are 5 minutes away.

39 posted on 09/06/2008 11:19:50 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

Hope the pubbies make sure all the flags are handled correctly after this rally.

You never know which people in the crowd are democrats doing a little recon, taping the speeches and looking for opportunities to do a little monkey business.

It’s what they do.


40 posted on 09/06/2008 11:24:04 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who have crossed Sarah)
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To: Mr. Mojo

They were covering this on CNN and Fox.


41 posted on 09/06/2008 11:24:21 AM PDT by Huck (Olbermann's a sissy. Just like Chrissy.)
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To: Huck

I like the music they are playing.


42 posted on 09/06/2008 11:25:29 AM PDT by GOPinCa (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: GOPinCa

I did too. Now the stupid anchors are talking.


43 posted on 09/06/2008 11:26:15 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: mcgiver38
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44 posted on 09/06/2008 11:34:08 AM PDT by Roccus (People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient.... then repent.)
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To: mcgiver38

This is soooo cool!
Thank you!

God bless America!!! And God bless John McCain and Sarah Palin!


45 posted on 09/06/2008 11:44:14 AM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Lady Liberty needs a new do and some Sarah Palin glasses.


46 posted on 09/06/2008 12:03:30 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: Roccus

Great poster!

Thanks.


47 posted on 09/06/2008 12:44:01 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who have crossed Sarah)
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To: floriduh voter

The thing that would elevate this to something beyond the label of potentially cheap stunt, is that once the Obama campaign and the media commits itself to a certain explanation (most likely shame on McCain for politicizing the flag), that the guy (or guys) that found the flags come out of the woodwork to explain where the flags were found and their their condition at the time (probably tossed in a dumpster).

May not seem much now, but my gut says that this story has legs.


48 posted on 09/06/2008 1:38:44 PM PDT by brooklynlou
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To: brooklynlou; nutmeg

camp obama claims flags were ripped off. A vendor who asked to remain anonymous found them during cleanup. The flags were abandoned imo.


49 posted on 09/06/2008 2:15:28 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Hurricane season is over November 1.)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
This story is the perfect example of the reality between liberals and conservatives. They throw the flag in the garbage when they are finished using it and no one is looking. They do the same with “unwanted” children also.

We respect the flag and the sanctity of life.

McCain-Palin-2008

50 posted on 09/06/2008 4:31:30 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at CpForLife.org)
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