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Unbelievable! Souvenir 'Together We Thrive' Logo T-Shirts Placed on Chairs at "Memorial"
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | Kristinn

Posted on 01/12/2011 3:57:33 PM PST by kristinn

Is it a memorial or an Obama rally? Souvenir t-shirts emblazoned with the logo for the 'Together We Thrive' gathering at the University of Arizona were placed on chairs at the arena ahead of the memorial.

It's odd for a memorial to a mass murder to have a logo, but it's crass to hand out souvenir t-shirts.

Restricted Arizona Republic photo at link.

H/t CedarDave


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 2disgusting4words; giffords; obamafest; togetherwethrive
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To: kristinn

Speechless.


101 posted on 01/12/2011 4:34:24 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: kristinn

More pictures here.

http://messageboards.aol.com/aol/en_us/articles.php?boardId=529805&articleId=1064293&func=6&channel=Member+Guided+News&filterRead=false&filterHidden=true&filterUnhidden=false


102 posted on 01/12/2011 4:34:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ElayneJ

“how little respect we have for our fellow Americans”

Sorry - I don’t mean most of us, of course. I don’t want to malign the people of Tucson whose hearts are probably in the right place, but this is just so inappropriate.


103 posted on 01/12/2011 4:35:47 PM PST by ElayneJ
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To: cripplecreek

It COMPLETELY sounds like some Bolshevik slogan to me.
Like when they were marching off the prisoners to work on the Soviet dams. I mean, “workers.”


104 posted on 01/12/2011 4:35:52 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: The Comedian

OMG - I got one of the “determined” Obama chia pets at a White Elephant Gift Exchange! I couldn’t get rid of it!


105 posted on 01/12/2011 4:37:34 PM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected
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To: kristinn

Well Mark Penn, Democratic Strategist, was calling for an Oklahoma City bombing event to save Obama and get his poll numbers back up. It looks like he got one plus T-Shirts and merchandising to go along with it.

video of Mark Penn saying Obama needs a Oklahoma City bombing to pick up his poll numbers
http://current.com/news/92780756_democratic-strategist-says-obama-needs-similar-event-to-oklahoma-city-to-reconnect-with-voters.htm

The shamelessness of the left knows no bounds when comes to treading on and tarnishing the killings of innocents. They will do anything to exploit a tragedy to promote their progressive political agenda. I mean like geez where is the Dunking Booth filled with blood to dunk a Sarah Palin look alike into it for $1 with a sign saying all proceeds go to the DNC reelection campaigns eeerr we mean the victim’s families.


106 posted on 01/12/2011 4:37:34 PM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: penelopesire

http://www.arizonawildcats.com/facilities/mckale-center.html

“The largest crowd in McKale history was the 15,176 who watched Arizona face New Mexico on Jan. 14, 1976.”

That’s a lot of t-shirts. Can anyone find out what company made them up so quickly? It’s time to update the boycott list.


107 posted on 01/12/2011 4:40:23 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Captain Beyond

It will backfire on them, theya re just too stupid to realize it.


108 posted on 01/12/2011 4:41:05 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: funfan

An older couple was run down by an illegal alien in front of Ft. Huachuca a few years ago, they died. The park ranger in Organ Pipe, the ranchers, so many home-invaded and murdered by flagrant illegals or those with questionable status. One woman lost her unborn child (very close to being born) — because one of those questionable status ones was getting away. My parents almost died then and my mom had to testify at the trial.

No one cares, thanks so much to the open border politicians and judges who make us live in this squalor. And they can revise history as much as they want, the judge and congresswoman were pro-open borders.


109 posted on 01/12/2011 4:41:19 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: CedarDave


ABC and WH: Obama won't sully this occasion with politics.
110 posted on 01/12/2011 4:41:40 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: kristinn

t-shirts.....

T-SHIRTS!? wow...I don’t feel so well.


111 posted on 01/12/2011 4:41:40 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: kristinn
What's really, really sad is that the people handling this event/rally/memorial probably think is is a good idea.

Again this shows the utter soulessness and cravenness of the democratic party who will stoop to any low to justify their ideology

I wonder if they truly know how sick and vile this is???

To me it's beyond the pale to pass out T-shirts at a memorial for the dead, especially innocent people cut down for no apparent reason except for a crazed kid

112 posted on 01/12/2011 4:42:00 PM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Borax Queen
It COMPLETELY sounds like some Bolshevik slogan to me. Like when they were marching off the prisoners to work on the Soviet dams. I mean, “workers.”

Posted earlier on the live thread:


(Those are not flowers at their feet)

113 posted on 01/12/2011 4:44:07 PM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: CedarDave

Oh my... yup, exactly. Thanks for reposting, I need to meander over to the live thread....
I’m very disgusted right now and people’s comments (and pictures) make me feel better...


114 posted on 01/12/2011 4:47:10 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: kristinn

That’s disgusting! Who makes a t-shirt for a memorial service?!

Said it wrong: Only a narcissist moron would okay t-shirts be used for a memorial service.

Lots of other tragedies have occurred recently, why make political hay out of this one? BECAUSE THEY LOST THE HOUSE AND THEY AREN’T GONNA TAKE THAT LAYING DOWN and may even try to wrench some seats back.


115 posted on 01/12/2011 4:47:13 PM PST by madison10
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I also read there will be concession stands..what next..how about a petting zoo

And pony rides for the kiddies!

Geeez

116 posted on 01/12/2011 4:47:32 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Standing up for conservative principles is a bright light shining on liberal cockroaches.)
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To: penelopesire
The crowd ‘cheered’?....OMG.

Did I miss something? From your link, the only cheering I saw was this:

When U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's doctor Peter Rhee arrived at the memorial center, the crowd cheered as he jogged down the line in his scrubs looking for his wife and kids.

I'd stand and cheer for this man and all the staff at the hospital that did an exceptional job for all the victims of this terrible crime.

118 posted on 01/12/2011 4:48:47 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: bgill

I agree that we should track down who paid for these awful ‘campaign’ shirts and who got the job to make them. It is going to take a Tuscon Freeper more than likely to go down there and get one. We could call the campus tomorrow and ask too.


119 posted on 01/12/2011 4:49:25 PM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: DejaJude

Yeah the docs have remained about the political posturing and done their jobs.


120 posted on 01/12/2011 4:50:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: penelopesire
Tucson High School juniors Kiersten Jund and Melanie Hanson, both 17, had a pizza delivered to them in line. They skipped school and had been waiting in line since 10:15 a.m. for a chance to hear Obama speak. "We're probably going to learn more here than in school," Jund said. "It's a once in a lifetime opportunity," Hanson said.

Yeah dude, too bad about those six dead people and all but hey, it's all good.

121 posted on 01/12/2011 4:53:19 PM PST by Argus
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To: kristinn

The photo has appeared on Photobucket!


122 posted on 01/12/2011 4:56:30 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: kristinn

What’s next, bobblehead dolls?


123 posted on 01/12/2011 4:56:36 PM PST by truthkeeper ( God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.)
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To: DejaJude

“Officials opened the doors at 4 p.m., and the crowd cheered.”

I am not sure what they did but I copied and pasted it just the way it was written not 10 minutes ago. Some editor probably changed it in an update. They didn’t mention anything about the doctor and his family. Now the whole part about the doors opening at 4:00 that preceded it isn’t even there.


124 posted on 01/12/2011 4:58:00 PM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Fudd Fan

And a puppet show..not like I have anything against puppets cause I love puppets but this is ridiculous. I saw the photos of those shirts being handed it, it looks more like a playoff game than a memorial event. This is disgusting..I wonder if the victims families care that their loved ones are being used like this. Don’t be shocked when Obama comes out to speak you hear “Yes we can, yes we can”


125 posted on 01/12/2011 4:58:04 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kristinn

what the heck is it with libs and funerals?

totally bizarre.


126 posted on 01/12/2011 4:59:38 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: kristinn

A LINK to the FoxNews cover for the memorial at 8 PM EST

http://interactive.foxnews.com/livestream/live.html?chanId=4


127 posted on 01/12/2011 5:01:56 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Scotswife

“what the heck is it with libs and funerals?”

We need that video of Clinton leaving someone’s funeral where he is smiling and then when he realizes he is being filmed...and he acts all sad. It’s a classic.


128 posted on 01/12/2011 5:04:18 PM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Scotswife

Six innocent people died, 14 injured (some with a future of pain/disability/nightmares)....and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.


129 posted on 01/12/2011 5:04:23 PM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: CedarDave

It’s as if the past never occurred.
Un friggin believable.


130 posted on 01/12/2011 5:04:46 PM PST by griswold3 ('civil dialogue' meaning stop laying out the incontrovertible evidence of my being wrong)
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To: scbison

With a little better advanced planning they could have brought Paul down from MN for all the festivities.


131 posted on 01/12/2011 5:04:56 PM PST by JPG (YES SHE CAN!)
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To: kristinn

Well you know those soviets. They make a national holiday out of anything. /sarcasm>


132 posted on 01/12/2011 5:05:18 PM PST by GVnana
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To: CedarDave

Yes we can! all over again. This is all becoming stomach turning.


133 posted on 01/12/2011 5:05:23 PM PST by americanophile ("We come to it, at last. The great battle of our time.")
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To: penelopesire

isn’t there a similar one with Joe Jackson and Jesse Jackson @ Michael’s funeral?


134 posted on 01/12/2011 5:05:36 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Gomez

You bad. LOL!


135 posted on 01/12/2011 5:05:57 PM PST by GVnana
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To: penelopesire
I am not sure what they did but I copied and pasted it just the way it was written not 10 minutes ago. Some editor probably changed it in an update. They didn’t mention anything about the doctor and his family. Now the whole part about the doors opening at 4:00 that preceded it isn’t even there.

Yet another reason to have a large hard drive in your PC...

To save history from being rewritten by the enemedia.
136 posted on 01/12/2011 5:06:32 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: americanophile

What song is this? Does anyone know? It sounds like something from a movie.


137 posted on 01/12/2011 5:06:36 PM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Fudd Fan
Wonder if they'll have kid's sizes that can fit nine year old girls?
138 posted on 01/12/2011 5:06:51 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: RandallFlagg

Yep..pretty wierd.

Who is this cat? A La Raza member?


139 posted on 01/12/2011 5:08:37 PM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: americanophile
Yes we can! all over again. This is all becoming stomach turning.

Really, unfreakin' believable.

140 posted on 01/12/2011 5:09:23 PM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: kristinn

Thanks for coming everybody.

Here have an “Obama 2012” button. :)


141 posted on 01/12/2011 5:09:52 PM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; kristinn
Wait until you see the parking lot...


142 posted on 01/12/2011 5:11:13 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: penelopesire

I couldn’t tell ya.

Haven’t watched a TV in about 4 years now.

It’s SO liberating!


143 posted on 01/12/2011 5:13:22 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: bgill

the football stadium is also full!


144 posted on 01/12/2011 5:14:37 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: kristinn
This is obviously the kickoff of the 2012 presidential campaign.
145 posted on 01/12/2011 5:18:03 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: TXnMA
Wait until you see the parking lot...

LMAO!

146 posted on 01/12/2011 5:26:58 PM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: kristinn

Yep, Wellstone Memorial redux. It’s all they know; it’s all they can do.


147 posted on 01/12/2011 5:39:47 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: roses of sharon

I’m in awe. T-Shirts at a memorial service? Sick!


148 posted on 01/12/2011 5:40:36 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: kristinn

Let’s put it to the test:

SARCASM ON AND you push up the daisies, I harvest them. Together we thrive. SARCASM OFF


149 posted on 01/12/2011 5:41:48 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: Keith in Iowa

I’m surprised those shirts don’t have “Free Mumia and Laughner” on them.


150 posted on 01/12/2011 5:42:39 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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