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UA Taking Requests for Memorial T-Shirts (Together We Thrive Massacre Souvenirs)
KVOA ^ | Thursday, January 13, 2011

Posted on 01/13/2011 3:55:38 PM PST by kristinn

Over 26,000 people attended last night's memorial service for the six people tragically killed Saturday, and the University of Arizona has received a flood of requests for T-shirts commemorating this service.

At this time, they are unable to provide information on where to get a shirt commemorating "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America," but they will provide that information soon.

The UA Office of Student Affairs is handling requests for T-shirts - those interested can call them and leave contact information. The office will send out information on how to obtain a shirt at a later date.

Call the UA Office of Student Affairs at: 520-621-3772


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: giffords; thrive; togetherwethrive; tshirts
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Souvenir t-shirts placed on chairs at "Memorial" last night.
1 posted on 01/13/2011 3:55:40 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

I guess Republicans will have to thrive in the back of the bus.


2 posted on 01/13/2011 4:01:11 PM PST by skeeter
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To: kristinn

This is our country without a Judeo/Christian culture.

It’s a “T-shirt rally” culture.


3 posted on 01/13/2011 4:01:23 PM PST by donna (Political Correctness is cultural Marxism - Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms.)
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To: kristinn

At whose initiative and behest?


4 posted on 01/13/2011 4:01:30 PM PST by Elsiejay (.)
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To: kristinn
Funerally II: This Time We Mean Business! (A Scum'Rat/Lib-Dem Production)


5 posted on 01/13/2011 4:01:59 PM PST by twister881
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To: kristinn

I take this to mean UA currently does not have the info upon where the tees were printed? Acorn office closed today?


6 posted on 01/13/2011 4:01:59 PM PST by publana (Time to go Galt.)
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To: kristinn

.....and where are the profits going?


7 posted on 01/13/2011 4:03:09 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: kristinn
FWIW

The university said it did the planning with minimal input from the White House. The school paid for the event, including $60,000 for 10,000 T-shirts bearing the words "Together We Thrive." The shirts were handed out for free. T-shirts. The money will not come student tuition, fees or tax dollars.

8 posted on 01/13/2011 4:04:26 PM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: kristinn

My guess is that it is not legal for the UA Student Association and the Obama campaign to enter into a joint fundraising venture by selling campaign tee shirts.

The Arizona AG needs to look into this.


9 posted on 01/13/2011 4:06:58 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: kristinn
Memorials, funerals and even religion itself, leftists debase everything. They cannot do otherwise because for them nothing is sacred but their dehumanizing leftist dogmas and ambitions.


10 posted on 01/13/2011 4:07:12 PM PST by drpix
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To: kristinn

The “memorial” was a great start of Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. National exposure and all expenses paid by the taxpayers of Arizona to boot.


11 posted on 01/13/2011 4:07:36 PM PST by AmusedBystander (Republicans may have helped drive the economy into the ditch, but Obama is driving it off the cliff.)
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To: smokingfrog; kristinn

Minimal input, hence input.

So where did the money come from and who made the request for the shirts?

That money could’ve helped the families with funerals and medical bills... Instead of t-shirting a pep rally.


12 posted on 01/13/2011 4:09:22 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: smokingfrog

Just a little hard to believe that anyone in the Obama Administration did not discuss with anyone at UA plans for the so-called memorial. Haven’t we heard that this is the most controlling President in years as far as who is allowed to speak and where they are allowed to speak? Now we are expected to believe that this President, who probably has his breakfast plans orchestrated, knew nothing about the t-shirts, the venue, the crowd, etc. Either someone is not being honest or the weight loss is getting to Obama’s head.


13 posted on 01/13/2011 4:11:37 PM PST by jerseyrocks
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To: kristinn
Funeral Etiquette: Attendence, Condolences, Attire - For Dummies does not specifically address whether it is okay to give partisan campaign speeches and sell commemorative t-shirts at a funeral or memorial service. Perhaps this is just a cultural difference between Americans and Indonesian Kenyans, and we shouldn't dwell on what seems to us like a gross breach of decency by the usurper.
14 posted on 01/13/2011 4:12:41 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: smokingfrog

>>>>The money will not come student tuition, fees or tax dollars.

Maybe they’ll take it out of revenue generated by the football or basketball teams... or siphon it off monies received from school-owned patents, etc (that should have gone to scholarships...)

It’s disgusting.


15 posted on 01/13/2011 4:14:08 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: GreenHornet
Where did the money come from the Print them up and give away in the first place?

I feel the "together we thrive", is more of an illegal alien statement, it really does not mean anything/make sense in regard to the shootings.

That is still not to say it was not from the Progressives, to let not a crises go to waste.

16 posted on 01/13/2011 4:18:02 PM PST by annieokie
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To: jerseyrocks
Given the U of A President's adoring introduction of Obama, I seriously doubt that it took much coordinating to get things done.

More like, “How can I serve you Mr President. Just say the word and it shall be done”.

17 posted on 01/13/2011 4:20:23 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: smokingfrog; kristinn
Another FWIW

FoxNation.com spoke to representatives at University of Arizona BookStores who revealed the vendor they used...."Youth Monument," a Los Angeles-based company specializing in "the hottest" college brands. "I don't feel comfortable commenting on the story," said Nick Ventura when contacted by FoxNation.com. Ventura called himself "a partner" at Youth Movement. When asked if the University of Arizona was a regular client and if there was any contact with the White House or any political group he responded "no comment."

http://nation.foxnews.com/arizona-shooting-rampage/2011/01/13/t-shirts-handed-out-tucson-memorial#

18 posted on 01/13/2011 4:22:04 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: kristinn; cripplecreek; Sparky21555; MtnClimber

Y’all come on over and see the stuff on THRIVE that we’ve unearthed on the Beck TV thread. It’s big.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2656407/posts?q=1&;page=1

The words last night are NOT the message.


19 posted on 01/13/2011 4:23:02 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: kristinn

We should have taken the insane asylum. Tucsonians will know what I mean.


20 posted on 01/13/2011 4:24:24 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: kristinn
Democrats, ... Together We Cont h rive !

There, much more accurate... photoshop op anyone ?

21 posted on 01/13/2011 4:25:26 PM PST by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand those jobs back! Whooorah, Arizona!)
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To: kristinn
Whew! For a minute I thought this was United Airlines, not UAZz!
22 posted on 01/13/2011 4:27:07 PM PST by Clint Williams (America -- a great idea, didn't last. The only reasonable response to jihad is Crusade.)
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To: rdcbn
Given the U of A President's adoring introduction of Obama, I seriously doubt that it took much coordinating to get things done.
More like, “How can I serve you Mr President. Just say the word and it shall be done”.

Answer: "Drop'em and bend over, BOY!"

UAZ is mine!

23 posted on 01/13/2011 4:29:15 PM PST by Clint Williams (America -- a great idea, didn't last. The only reasonable response to jihad is Crusade.)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Some FReepers are claiming that the Obama 2012 slogan is going to be "Together We Thrive", but the University of Arizona is taking credit for the t-shirts at the pep rally memorial service. Who knows? Here's the evidence from last night:

The university said it did the planning with minimal input from the White House. The school paid for the event, including $60,000 for 10,000 T-shirts bearing the words "Together We Thrive." The shirts were handed out for free. T-shirts. The money will not come student tuition, fees or tax dollars.

24 posted on 01/13/2011 5:06:47 PM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: kristinn

So a Memorial Service is now just an event complete with free t-shirts and pricey souvenirs.How is that any different than going to a basketball game?


25 posted on 01/13/2011 5:13:20 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: nutmeg

Are they all Thriving against Schizophrenic Gunmen? I’m confused by this catchy phrase and the supposed reasoning behind it...

So when someone asks how your day is going you can say...

“I’m thriving, I haven’t bumped into any Schizos”

/huge sarc


26 posted on 01/13/2011 5:18:19 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

Thrive - It’s Just a Bunch of Jive’


27 posted on 01/13/2011 5:28:18 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: jerseyrocks
Everything is scripted with these people. You can count on it.

Advance Team

I remember that the Clinton had some Hollywood director as his "advance man."

See Mort Engelberg

28 posted on 01/13/2011 5:32:55 PM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: nutmeg
The school paid for the event, but "The money will not come [from] student tuition, fees or tax dollars."

The school gets a percentage of it's funds from the state general fund.

Where do they get their money?

Must be from the tax payers.

UA students went to DC (hundreds of them) to protest the gov cutting funds to universities.

So Obama's little trust fund babies did this all themselves with "minimal input from the White House."

In other words, they did it with input from the White House.

Use presidential seal on podium, scream and yell when the One comes in, make some campaign t-shirts....hmmmm let's see...and oh yea, get Who's-yer-daddy a tee time.

I wonder what percentage of the the shirt money will be sent to Obama.

29 posted on 01/13/2011 5:34:26 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: kristinn

WHAT??!! Buy something from the state Obama is boycotting....wow.


30 posted on 01/13/2011 5:48:33 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Freddd

Oh and suing...


31 posted on 01/13/2011 5:48:55 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: nutmeg

I am one of those who was [maybe] misguided into repeating the campaign slogan idea. I’ll wait to see if the University backs up their creation of this idea, or can explain what the slogan ‘Together we Thrive’ is supposed to mean.


32 posted on 01/13/2011 6:25:10 PM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2656522/posts?page=67#67


33 posted on 01/13/2011 6:27:25 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: nutmeg
"Together We Thrive" slogan used by OFA in 2008...
34 posted on 01/13/2011 8:25:33 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: nutmeg

This school is the perfect example of why we’re being very careful where our daughter goes to college. Pure socialism!


35 posted on 01/13/2011 8:35:37 PM PST by Lucky2 (Impeach the bastard and save the country!)
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To: kristinn
What happened, did they run out of Che Guevera T Shirts?
36 posted on 01/13/2011 8:39:23 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Obamunism, the fatal cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome.)
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To: Lucky2
Hillsdale, it's your only choice.
37 posted on 01/13/2011 8:40:50 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Obamunism, the fatal cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome.)
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To: Freddd
The T Shirts probably came from Mexico. They only did the LOGO printing in AZ.
38 posted on 01/13/2011 8:42:32 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Obamunism, the fatal cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome.)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

“Some psycho tried to kill my Congresswoman, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.”

Has this ever even happened before?

PING!


39 posted on 01/13/2011 8:47:47 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Actually thinking Biola in Los Angeles but yes, Hillsdale is on the list as well. Both expensive but at least she’ll have learned something other than socialist propaganda!


40 posted on 01/13/2011 8:52:10 PM PST by Lucky2 (Impeach the bastard and save the country!)
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To: EdReform; Minus_The_Bear; Syncro; t2buckeye; Baynative; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; ...

"Together We Thrive" slogan used by OFA (Obama's "Organizing For America") in 2008...

Whoa, thank you for the information at the link above, EdReform, Minus_The_Bear, Syncro and t2buckeye. How interesting...

Baynative: You were definitely onto something in your previous posts... ;-)

41 posted on 01/13/2011 11:51:54 PM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: libertarian27
I’m confused by this catchy phrase and the supposed reasoning behind it...

I'm a little less confused by the "Together We Thrive" phrase now. Check out #41...

42 posted on 01/13/2011 11:54:33 PM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: Syncro
In other words, they did it with input from the White House.

Great post, Syncro, and thanks again for pinging me to that "Together We Thrive" - Organizing For America 2008 info!

43 posted on 01/13/2011 11:56:21 PM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: nutmeg

Hmmm, maybe I should have some printed up to sell on ebay and see who objects?


44 posted on 01/13/2011 11:58:06 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: smokingfrog

THRIVE from a tragedy?

The maasacre of innocents?

Beam me up! Serieslee.


45 posted on 01/14/2011 12:01:47 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Go for it!


46 posted on 01/14/2011 12:03:17 AM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: crazyhorse691; smokingfrog
"Together We Thrive" slogan used by OFA (Obama's "Organizing For America") in 2008...
47 posted on 01/14/2011 12:04:24 AM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: Syncro

Election 2012...Together We Thrive..... [off the massacre of innocents].


48 posted on 01/14/2011 12:04:33 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Lucky2
This school is the perfect example of why we’re being very careful where our daughter goes to college. Pure socialism!

Exactly! I hear Hillsdale College is fantastic... wish they had campuses in all 50 states.

49 posted on 01/14/2011 12:05:54 AM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: EdReform

NOTHING is too low for the Marxist.
Nothing. Not the massacred innocents. Nothing.

This needs to go viral.


50 posted on 01/14/2011 12:06:27 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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