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Democrats Throw 12,000 American Flags Into The Garbage

Democrats Throw 12,000 American Flags Into The Garbage
Posted on September 6th, 2008 by Bob Hayes in 2008 Election Coverage, All News, US PoliticsRead 1,776 times.

In a staggering act of political and environmental insensitivity, the Democratic Party threw 12,000 American flags left over from their convention in Denver into the garbage during the cleanup of Invesco Field, where Barack Obama spoke before a flag-waving crowd.


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[0:40] ..." disposal. At the invesco field in Denver in the wake of the Democratic National Committee convention last week down. They said that they found these things -- dumpsters around dumpsters as though they're going to be tossed out and in fact they were in. Over 84. Green trash bags literally 12000 of these types of flags well they distribute them at the rally today. And Democrats were booed.


For hours, Fox News reported GOP claims about American flags -- which Cameron called "the Stars and Bars" -- before providing Dem response

Summary: On September 6, Fox News' America's Election HQ aired numerous reports documenting claims by Republicans and the McCain campaign that they "rescued" American flags that were going to be "disposed of" by the Democrats after their convention at Invesco Field. But during the reports, Fox News gave no indication that it had sought to contact a Democratic Party official or Obama campaign spokesperson for comment, and only reported a Democratic response hours after it began reporting the Republican claims.


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Not so fast

You might want to take a look at this: McCain Plays the Cameron Card


According to a article just out from Huffington Post, the story about flags from the Democratic National Convention being thrown away is simply false. The story was jumped on and apparently authored by the McCain campaign. But the real tell is down in the Huffpo piece where it traces the story to none other than Fox News' Carl Cameron.

Longtime readers of TPM will remember that back in October 2004 this site caught Cameron publishing a series of fabricated quotes attributed to John Kerry on the front page of the Fox News website.

More at the article, including links.

We won't need that flag

because we get a new one and a new currency and a new name and new boundaries, it's called the North American Union and the Amero and somewhere on the internet they have a picture of our new flag. Smile for the cameras. Peace

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

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Is it not a crime

to desecrate the US flag or show disrespect? The only proper way to legally get rid of flag is burning it.

I hope it's not a crime.

If I own something, even if it's the flag, i should have the right to whatever I want with ti. Doesn't mean you have to like it.


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The most contentious speech is exactly what needs to be protected the most.


Denver does have burn restrictions because of the 'brown cloud'.....



the symbol

Isn't the American flag a symbol that represents throw away consummerism?

Just like it makes beautiful sense to burn an American flag (because we're all about freedom of speech and the spirit of challenging the government...Declaration of Independence, etc) it also makes beautiful sense to throw American flags in the garbage...in mass quantities.

Anyone who burns a flag or throws it away should be crucified and then worshipped by populations of people programmed to believe in fairytales.
Just like Christ!

This is a bunch of political

This is a bunch of political grandstanding (and anyone with brains knows it). Republicans push hard on these phony patriotism issues. They have nothing in Palin, nothing in McCain...

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." -Samuel Johnson

"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

What's the obsession with

What's the obsession with symbols? So it's screw the country as long as a 5 cent paper flag is disposed of properly? We're better than that, people.


We need biodegradable american flags for our national brainwashing events.

Maybe it's a state sovereignty movement

and everyone went and grabbed their state flag and served a cease and desist on the federal government

Fortune Favors the Bold

Fortune Favors the Bold

Abortions for some, miniature American flags for others!

Fortune Favors the Bold


put them on the graves of all the fallen soldiers at arlington at least they would've gotten some good press out of it.

Put a fork in him

Obamas done after this. There is no way to spin out of this.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain


It seems like the Democrats aren't even trying to win anymore.

Obama was in trouble the day

Obama was in trouble the day gasoline prices slipped below $3.50 a gallon. Then the choice of Sarah Palin pretty much did him in.

I predict he'll lose now--McInsane will be the next President. (Special thanks to the RP delegates who voted for him.)

Support the Constitution of the United States

Support the Constitution of the United States

This is non news, the flag

This is non news, the flag is nothing just symbol. The real tragedy is how they are ignoring the constitution (R's and D's). This is the silly kind of story that gets people up in arms about nothing, Americans need to get upset about real issues.

My reaction: Who gives a

My reaction: Who gives a shit?

Can we talk about real issues and not this bullshit?

Who gives a shit what they did with their 25-cent flags?

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Toto ...

I don't think we're in America anymore. I was walking by one of my favorite little coffee shops and outside was a Obama person signing people up for whatever. As I walked by, I told her it's really un-american for his supporters to throw away the American flag in the trash. She looked startled, so I reminded her what they did at his convention. She just shook her head no and continued waving people in to sign up.

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It's sickening, but not

It's sickening, but not surprising in the slightest...

It's only logical

since they helped the Republicans and the Bush regime throw the US Constitution into the garbage little by little over the last seven years.