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Saturday, September 6, 2008

DNC Throws US Flags In Garbage

I was listening to Roger on the radio this morning, when I couldn't believe my ears. Over 12,000 US Flags were thrown into garbage bags to be deposited in the nearest landfill! I guess I should not be surprised, but I am. There are proper ways to dispose of the US Flag if it is no longer of use (for your props). Here is one blogger from the Denver Post:
Republican Recycling.
by David Harsanyi on September 6, 2008

This morning, 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.
The most tell-tale sign of this writer's Left-leaning bias comes at his conclusion.
I'm not sure what the DNC was supposed to do with unused hand-flags, frankly. But the Republicans are obviously questioning someone's patriotism here. [Read the whole article with comments.]
He doesn't have a clue about what to do with those flags? Very telling.

In another article with a different consideration, here is more information.
Democrats Throw 12,000 American Flags Into The Garbage.
Posted by Bob Hayes of Blogger News Network.

Flags can be properly disposed of by following the regulations of the US Flag Code. Local VFW posts and American Legion posts are always glad to help with flag disposal, as are most local Boy Scout troops. Flags should be re-used, stored for future re-use, or be ceremonially destroyed rather than being thrown into the garbage.

It is never acceptable to simply throw the flag into the garbage. To throw 12,000 flags into the garbage is an act of the profoundest disrespect for the American flag, and to the veterans who fought and died under that banner.

UPDATE: Fox News is reporting that it was a vendor who discovered the flags, not a cleanup worker. [Read the whole article with comments. Some are quite funny (if you consider stupidity to be funny, lol).]
There are two more articles I would like to share with you. One is written by a friend of mine over at Love America First (cross-posted @ Stop the ACLU), and the other article is by Ed Morrissey at Captain's Quarters (and HotAir). Starting with Lobo:
My co-blogger Roger wrote about this on the September 1st, and yes the entire Democratic party should be ashamed. Of course, they aren't. So, why wouldn't people question your patriotism when you treat the flag like this?
Now for Ed's:
Didn't anyone make arrangements for better disposal of these flags from Invesco? At the very least, they were an investment that could have been re-used at rallies in Colorado as well as the rest of the nation during the general election. Instead, they've handed a dramatic moment to John McCain and Sarah Palin, as well as relieved them of the cost of 12,000 such flags -- as well as a full 3?x5? flag that also wound up in the trash.

Remember when the DNCC was supposed to be the "greenest convention ever"? How they worried about the color of the food and using organic materials in their merchandise? I guess we can see where the "green" concern ends ... at red, white, and blue. [Read more.]
I must say, this story has started a firestorm. It was just published today, and I thought I was going to break the news. Foolish me! lol. So many people are already on the story.

BTW, in case you are wondering, it has been verified that this did actually happen. I am more sad for my country than I am angry at the DNC. When did it become passe to not love our country? How many COMMUNISTS are there living here? Yes, and you know who you are. I hate you, Commie freedom haters. I want my country to love itself before they start demanding that we have better relationships with other countries. If you hate it so much here, there are no locks on the borders (as you can clearly see, but don't get me going on that issue!). Can we for once have a campaign about issues concerning our survival? Why? If we do not, we will no longer have a flag to defend, because we will no longer be free (if we are alive). That is why. Have a nice day.

Update II: Right Voices has a wonderful article on this also. UPDATED AND BUMPED: Obama Puts Out A Lie To Try And Cover Up What We Saw Back On 08-28-08….New Game: Where’s the Flag At The Democratic National Convention..Hint: Look In The Trash. There are many more links to some very intelligent people. Maybe you could just visit for those links, get to know more people? I'm going to! ;)

Update III: Here is another great post: Stop the ACLU - McCain Rescues American Flags From DNC Trash.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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1. The Virtuous Republic - What the Left Thinks of Their Flag.
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5. Brian Bonner - The Uncooperative Radio Show!
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