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McCain-Palin Rally Rescues Hundreds of DNC Flags from Trash
FOX NEWS | 09/ 06/2008 11:14AM PDT | Breaking news- Brian Wilson

Posted on 09/06/2008 11:31:47 AM PDT by top 2 toe red

Hundreds of flags that were discarded by the DNC and headed to the trash were rescued and are being given out today at the McCain-Palin Rally in CO.

It is unclear as to how the flags were discovered, some were reportedly discovered by a vendor by a dumpster. The flags were stuffed into dozens of black garbage bags and others were crammed into a supply closet awaiting disposal...Developing details...


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KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008dncconvention; americanflag; coloradosprings; demflags; democratparty; democrats; dnc; dncflags; elections; flag; flags; liberalhypocrisy; mccainpalin; nobama08; obama; oldglory; palinping; rally
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Unbelievable disrespect of our stars and stripes by the DNC and the One.

Apparently, these were merely "props". "Props" that had served their purpose and were now to be discarded along with the styrofoam Greek columns.

1 posted on 09/06/2008 11:31:48 AM PDT by top 2 toe red
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To: top 2 toe red
I should have made it clear in the title...these are AMERICAN flags used by the DNC at their convention.

AMERICAN flags discarded like so much used Kleenex...

2 posted on 09/06/2008 11:35:33 AM PDT by top 2 toe red (Thankfully... there are some Conservatives that are not consumed by hate. Some=99.87%)
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To: top 2 toe red
Libs HATE the flag - that's why they burn it so often. I am only surprised that so many of them were willing to hold them long enough for the cameras to capture that historic moment.

That tells me that deep down, these people know that the way they are behaving is wrong and that most Americans don't feel as they do - why else would they feel the need to pretend they are something that they are not (patriotic)?

3 posted on 09/06/2008 11:36:22 AM PDT by Heartland Mom (The Presidency is not an entry-level position.)
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To: top 2 toe red

LOL!!!! McCain/Palin slapping around Obambi like a Piñata!


4 posted on 09/06/2008 11:37:02 AM PDT by avacado
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To: top 2 toe red; All

if you want a good laugh, the DU is saying now the RNC STOLE the flags (which were put away for future use)..

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x3937644


5 posted on 09/06/2008 11:37:08 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider. www.patriotguard.org for info. MAVERICK/BARRACUDA '08)
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To: top 2 toe red

McCain, sell those flags to us at $50 each.


6 posted on 09/06/2008 11:37:16 AM PDT by Tax Government (McCain/Palin in 2008. Palin in 2012.)
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To: top 2 toe red
The title confused me, and I was wondering why we would rescue DNC flags from the garbage instead of throwing a match to them.

Dems' Flags 'Rescued' by McCain

Republican presidential hopeful will scold Democrats for dumping 12,000 American flags in trash bags at convention


For clarification.
7 posted on 09/06/2008 11:37:46 AM PDT by papasmurf (I ain't your Daddy's Conservative, OK?)
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To: Tax Government

8 posted on 09/06/2008 11:38:29 AM PDT by PhatHead
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To: top 2 toe red; admin

Maybe a mod will fix the title for us?


9 posted on 09/06/2008 11:38:32 AM PDT by papasmurf (I ain't your Daddy's Conservative, OK?)
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To: top 2 toe red
To the Democrats, this election is not about the country, it's about the Democrats. To Obama, it's about Obama. Love of country, in their order of priorities, comes somewhere after ‘free’ government money and the latest edition of the Oprah show....way after.
10 posted on 09/06/2008 11:38:56 AM PDT by tbpiper (Obama/Biden: Instead of Ebony and Ivory, we have Arrogance and Insolence.)
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To: top 2 toe red
'nuff said...:

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11 posted on 09/06/2008 11:39:37 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: top 2 toe red
I'm not going to question the patriotism of the DemocRATZ!

THE HELL I WON'T!!!!!!

12 posted on 09/06/2008 11:39:46 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: top 2 toe red

Wish Fox would turn their camera around and show the thousands of people outside the hanger there in Colorado Springs ... EACH ONE HOLDING ONE OF THOSE RESCUED AMERICN FLAGS ... that the demRATS threw away!


13 posted on 09/06/2008 11:39:56 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: PhatHead

noice!


14 posted on 09/06/2008 11:41:16 AM PDT by downwdims
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To: top 2 toe red

Sarah live on Fox at 2:30 pm, Sat
By the way - when I opened our local county GOP office door on Thursday, after Sarah spoke, I had 10 new volunteers waiting in line. All day was packed with new volunteers. Sarah rocks.


15 posted on 09/06/2008 11:42:08 AM PDT by firetruck
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To: top 2 toe red

Thanks.
This is a big story. Very Very big!
Wrote to the Denver Post. Hopefully they’ll play this up.
Just outrageous.
Drudge has a link but it doesn’t appear to work.


16 posted on 09/06/2008 11:42:53 AM PDT by ConservativeGreek
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

They’re out of luck with that line as there are too many pics of them crammed in trash bags. DUmmies really DO live in an alternate reality.


17 posted on 09/06/2008 11:43:08 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Tax Government

Sell the flags for $1K each.


18 posted on 09/06/2008 11:43:32 AM PDT by Tax Government (McCain/Palin in 2008. Palin in 2012.)
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To: top 2 toe red

heard about this.

Very bad PR for Barry of Nazereth.


19 posted on 09/06/2008 11:44:29 AM PDT by sauropod (There's no stoppin' the cretins from hoppin')
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

“the DU is saying now the RNC STOLE the flags”

These are the folks who want to run your country, friends.


20 posted on 09/06/2008 11:44:30 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Obama was not properly vetted.)
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To: papasmurf
I did already ask to have it fixed...sorry, for the confusing title...;^)
21 posted on 09/06/2008 11:45:11 AM PDT by top 2 toe red (Thankfully... there are some Conservatives that are not consumed by hate. Some=99.87%)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32; sofaman

McCain just said “THOSE FLAGS LOOK GREAT!”


22 posted on 09/06/2008 11:45:25 AM PDT by RasterMaster (CHANGE is not a destination - HOPE is not a strategy!)
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To: top 2 toe red

“Unbelievable disrespect of our stars and stripes by the DNC and the One”.

...more like just another day by the DNC and the One. I really don’t see the harm in Sarah or McCain saying...”the flags you are holding were saved by Republican volunteers from the DNC garbage”. “That’s their idea of Country First”. “Which Country is my question”!


23 posted on 09/06/2008 11:47:09 AM PDT by albie
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
if you want a good laugh, the DU is saying now the RNC STOLE the flags (which were put away for future use)..

Yes, I always carefully save things in the dumpster if I think I have a future use for them. ROTFLOL!

I saw pictures of this: the flags were crammed into black garbage bags and clear garbage bags, and were stuffed in the dumpster or lying beside it for trash pickup. Discovered by a vendor who called the local Boy Scouts, who came out, retrieved the flags, carefully smoothed them out and packaged them, and promptly called the RNC. God bless the Boy Scouts.

24 posted on 09/06/2008 11:47:27 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: top 2 toe red

PRICELESS!!!!!!!


25 posted on 09/06/2008 11:47:37 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: RasterMaster

FNC says the crowd is 11,000 and every one of them is waving a Rescued American Flag!


26 posted on 09/06/2008 11:49:50 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Do any members of DU have an American flag flying correctly as their avitar? I’ve seen some that fly it upside down, but I haven’t noticed if any of them there fly Old Glory in the way that she’s meant to fly.


27 posted on 09/06/2008 11:50:33 AM PDT by GoLightly
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To: top 2 toe red

Link to the Fox Story.
Left a comment demanding they pursue the details.

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/09/06/mccain-camp-to-chastise-dems-for-discarding-american-flags/


28 posted on 09/06/2008 11:51:08 AM PDT by ConservativeGreek
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To: top 2 toe red

Fox is talking about this every five minutes. This probably seemed like such a small thing to the dems, but respect for the flag resonates with Americans, and particularly us bitter clingers.


29 posted on 09/06/2008 11:51:19 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: ConservativeGreek; All
Brian Wilson is giving it lots of airtime and said this is really big!

It's really touching how as the flags are being handed out, people are being asked to take the flags home ONLY if they can give them a good home.

I love how people are being asked to do no less for one of these flags than what they would do if they rescued a homeless dog or cat.

30 posted on 09/06/2008 11:52:02 AM PDT by top 2 toe red (Thankfully... there are some Conservatives that are not consumed by hate. Some=99.87%)
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To: Red_Devil 232
If the DUmocrats had an effigy of an American soldier or our current President on hand, they'd have had a KUM-BAY-YA flag-burning.....


31 posted on 09/06/2008 11:52:34 AM PDT by RasterMaster (CHANGE is not a destination - HOPE is not a strategy!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

...roger that. And it’s more than just the DUmmies—all Dems seem to have the same trouble with truth and reality.

Example: At work on Wednesday (pre-Sarah acceptance speech) one of my highly educated, urban, liberal co-workers stated that she just can’t vote for McCain now because he made a snap judgment by nominating Sarah without vetting her. I inquired as to the source of her information (inserting a sarcastic comment about the MSM). She got very ticked at me and changed the subject. I’m telling you, they all follow the talking points—right or wrong—and those talking points are distributed daily by the MSM.


32 posted on 09/06/2008 11:53:52 AM PDT by TrueFact (I'm voting for Sarah.)
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To: ConservativeGreek

33 posted on 09/06/2008 11:54:36 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: top 2 toe red

I hope someone took some pics so they can lay them out in October. (Play the “American flags in the trash” card)


34 posted on 09/06/2008 11:55:04 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (PUMA))
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To: hsalaw
Yes, I always carefully save things in the dumpster if I think I have a future use for them. ROTFLOL!

Thanks for the laugh! I needed it... LOL

35 posted on 09/06/2008 11:55:34 AM PDT by nralife
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To: top 2 toe red

Does anyone have the video clip of Barry NOT participating in the pledge of allegiance while on stage with the Dim candidates?
I have several Dims I need to show that to.


36 posted on 09/06/2008 11:56:08 AM PDT by ConservativeGreek
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To: ConservativeGreek
It’s unclear exactly what Democratic convention organizers should have done with their used flags after Obama’s nomination acceptance speech.

Oh, for heaven's sake, how hard can it be? All they had to do was designate a couple dozen of their devoted admirers to take them to a veterans' cemetary and put them on the graves, or give them to the local VFW or American Legion.

37 posted on 09/06/2008 11:56:39 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: top 2 toe red

Ha ha ha ha ha. The dems are saying they were saving those flags for redistibution and repubs stole them.

wwwwwwooooooooohhhhhhhhooooooo some spin!


38 posted on 09/06/2008 11:56:46 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: GoLightly

The upside down flag is meant as an insult to the flag and then these nimrods have the audacity to complain that their flags were stolen!


39 posted on 09/06/2008 11:57:19 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Beautiful picture, thank you!


40 posted on 09/06/2008 11:57:28 AM PDT by ConservativeGreek
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To: hsalaw

“how hard can it be?”

You have to care about your Country First!


41 posted on 09/06/2008 11:59:04 AM PDT by ConservativeGreek
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To: hsalaw

Gee those Boy Scouts knew what to do with American Flags stored in garbage bags next to a dumpster!


42 posted on 09/06/2008 11:59:48 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: jan in Colorado

ping


43 posted on 09/06/2008 12:01:48 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: top 2 toe red
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We know how Obama, Ayers and their ilk feel about the American flag.


44 posted on 09/06/2008 12:02:18 PM PDT by pke
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To: top 2 toe red
I saw pictures of clear garbage bags containing a lot of small flags along with assorted trash...it kind of surprised me that more people didn't take the flags with them as souvenirs.

I wonder how the Republicans got the flags? The Pepsi Center is owned by a Republican, so he might have given the ones found there to the Republicans. Maybe the Republicans just went dumpster diving.

I turned on Fox and they mentioned they would be covering the ‘flag flap’ later in the show. Guess we will learn more later.

45 posted on 09/06/2008 12:02:43 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: ConservativeGreek

It was National Anthem....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4FD-j_Dqq8


46 posted on 09/06/2008 12:03:00 PM PDT by RasterMaster (CHANGE is not a destination - HOPE is not a strategy!)
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47 posted on 09/06/2008 12:03:33 PM PDT by pke
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To: ConservativeGreek

48 posted on 09/06/2008 12:03:47 PM PDT by RasterMaster (CHANGE is not a destination - HOPE is not a strategy!)
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To: goldfinch
BLOG REACTION ROUNDUP: ONE PARTY'S TRASH IS ANOTHER PARTY'S TREASURE!
49 posted on 09/06/2008 12:03:47 PM PDT by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.com)
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50 posted on 09/06/2008 12:05:41 PM PDT by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.com)
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