So many pens?

  • blahatthat

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    Oct 03, 2008 6:05 PM GMT
    If you are watching the news. Why do they use so many pens just to sign one document? icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 03, 2008 6:57 PM GMT
    blahatthat saidIf you are watching the news. Why do they use so many pens just to sign one document? icon_eek.gif


    They're later given away as gifts / sold to memorabilia collectors / auctioned off.
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    Oct 03, 2008 7:18 PM GMT
    Because they get a kick backs from BIG Ink Pin Lobbyist icon_biggrin.gif
    or was that oil? icon_eek.gif
  • vindog

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    Oct 03, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    I thought you just forgot to put an "i" in that word and the thread would be drastically different.


  • blahatthat

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    Oct 03, 2008 9:00 PM GMT
    hobronto said
    blahatthat saidIf you are watching the news. Why do they use so many pens just to sign one document? icon_eek.gif


    They're later given away as gifts / sold to memorabilia collectors / auctioned off.


    I've learned something today. Thanks!!!
  • blahatthat

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    Oct 03, 2008 9:01 PM GMT
    atlnvmasc saidI thought you just forgot to put an "i" in that word and the thread would be drastically different.




    Hahahaha...icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 03, 2008 9:13 PM GMT
    blahatthat saidIf you are watching the news. Why do they use so many pens just to sign one document? icon_eek.gif


    Seriously? If you mean Presidential signings, it's so there are many souvenir pens of the occasion. They are given to the Congressional sponsors of the bill, and other concerned parties affected by the legislation.

    Are you aware that the flags that fly over the US Capitol (the only Federal building where 2 flags may fly at once, East & West) are continuously raised & lowered throughout the day? And that those flags are folded and put into presentation cases, that Members of Congress gift to their favored constituents?

    Such is the symbolism, and perhaps the folly, that our government practices.
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    Oct 04, 2008 12:53 AM GMT
    atlnvmasc saidI thought you just forgot to put an "i" in that word and the thread would be drastically different.




    I was thinking the exact same thing, lol...
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    Oct 04, 2008 1:34 AM GMT
    hobronto said
    blahatthat saidIf you are watching the news. Why do they use so many pens just to sign one document? icon_eek.gif


    They're later given away as gifts / sold to memorabilia collectors / auctioned off.

    That's close, but actually they're given as a commemorative keepsake for the legislators who lead the passage of the bill.

    I learned that from a speech I attended by former Senate leader Bill Frist.