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Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:01 PM

What I found in the 4/$1.00 bin at the local Dollar Tree today

I thought you'd all enjoy this. I found 10 copies of the ever-lovely Sarah Palin's Going Rogue in the bin. I picked one up and the store manager said "we've had them here for months-no one wants them."

Four items for one dollar and even then they couldn't sell them.

I regret not taking a picture for everyone.

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Reply What I found in the 4/$1.00 bin at the local Dollar Tree today (Original post)
xmas74 Jul 2012 OP
notadmblnd Jul 2012 #1
Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2012 #3
DCKit Aug 2012 #102
xmas74 Jul 2012 #6
notadmblnd Jul 2012 #11
xmas74 Jul 2012 #13
pengillian101 Jul 2012 #85
xmas74 Jul 2012 #89
TheMadMonk Aug 2012 #101
xmas74 Aug 2012 #113
louis-t Aug 2012 #118
RagAss Jul 2012 #17
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #30
ninehippies Jul 2012 #24
MADem Aug 2012 #109
Xyzse Aug 2012 #116
lob1 Jul 2012 #2
xmas74 Jul 2012 #4
slampoet Jul 2012 #39
xmas74 Jul 2012 #72
joost5 Jul 2012 #21
Fire Walk With Me Jul 2012 #36
Hugabear Jul 2012 #5
lame54 Jul 2012 #7
pnwest Jul 2012 #18
RumNcoke Jul 2012 #29
Vietnameravet Jul 2012 #35
Raine Jul 2012 #40
xmas74 Jul 2012 #8
Mabus Jul 2012 #22
Motown_Johnny Jul 2012 #9
xmas74 Jul 2012 #10
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #33
Trailrider1951 Jul 2012 #43
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #47
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #53
Trailrider1951 Jul 2012 #69
xmas74 Jul 2012 #60
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #65
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Initech Jul 2012 #12
tanyev Jul 2012 #14
Jackpine Radical Jul 2012 #56
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #15
Vinca Jul 2012 #16
pnwest Jul 2012 #19
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Incitatus Jul 2012 #20
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tanyev Jul 2012 #74
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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:03 PM

1. You could always use them in the fireplace this winter?

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:04 PM

3. At that price it might make sense.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:35 AM

102. Treasured gifts for the Teabaggers in our lives.

 

What could be better?

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:08 PM

6. I posted it on a crafting group on Facebook.

One of the members said something about grabbing a couple of them to make book print rosettes for a new wreath.

The wreaths look a bit like this:
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2010/11/diy-faux-curled-rosewood-wreath-made.html

And the covers can be used for book purses.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:16 PM

11. You could also make a Christmas tree, but Santa might not leave any pesents under it.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:17 PM

13. The link above has a project to make trees from them too,

along with ornaments.

But Santa might punish anyone with a tree made from her book.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:45 PM

85. Thanks for posting that link.

Wow, what a crafter!

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Response to pengillian101 (Reply #85)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:54 PM

89. I adore her work.

She has a child at home with severe problems and works on some of the crafts with him.

If you like that site check out www.dollarstorecrafts.com It's the reason why I visit the Dollar Tree twice a month!

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:59 AM

101. Quick and dirty faux roses.

 

Two strips of 2" crepe ribbon folded back and forth over each other. Must be two SEPARATE strips, and it helps to leave a little tail on one of them.

With the tail hanging down, put the folded square of paper cornerwise into your circled thumb and forefinger.

Now pull the tail. Keep pulling. Pull some more. A turn of tape, or a dab of glue in the right place will keep what remains from unravelling.

Reuse the tail as the non-tail piece in the next flower.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #101)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:35 AM

113. Thank you! nt

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:50 AM

118. Wow, nice. Now THAT'S turning something that's useless into

something useful.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:01 PM

17. I'm slightly to the Left of Che....

But I would never burn a book. Then I would be like them. Reptiles.

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Response to RagAss (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:52 PM

30. I have to agree...

After reading Catch 22 I read Closing Time. That was so fundamentally awful I contemplated burning it. Seriously, though, no matter how awful Word Salad Sarah's book is, it should stand as a record of how awful it really is. Once you start the burning, where do you stop?

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:29 PM

24. then you'd have

a lot of billowing smoke in the house.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:00 AM

109. A bit rough for the outhouse, but with a bit of damp and some judicious crumpling, those pages could

be made to work!!

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:47 AM

116. Probably Not

It would pollute the smoke with sooty residue.
It would create too much of a stink.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:03 PM

2. You can go back and take a pic. I'm sure the books will still be there.

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Response to lob1 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:05 PM

4. I need to but not tonight.

I've used my allotment of errand time today and it's too hot to walk it.

It was funny as heck.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:19 PM

39. Please mail me a link when you do. i want that for my collection. Thanks

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Response to slampoet (Reply #39)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:40 PM

72. I go about every two weeks.

If someone from my craft group goes sooner I'll beg them to take the pics.

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Response to lob1 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:12 PM

21. Yes yes yes!!

Please take a good pic of it. I'd love to see it.

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Response to lob1 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:05 PM

36. My first thought as well! "You'll have plenty of time to go back and get a pic"

 

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:06 PM

5. It's cheaper than toilet paper

Could be useful in an emergency...

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:09 PM

7. but it stinks before you use it...

like it's been used before

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Response to lame54 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:01 PM

18. now THATS funny shit!

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Response to lame54 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:50 PM

29. Lol!

 

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Response to lame54 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:02 PM

35. ha ha ha

Great one liner!

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Response to lame54 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:26 PM

40. Plus you'd end up with a rash on your ass. nt

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:10 PM

8. One of the people in my crafting group

talked about going over and buying them to make paper rosettes into a wreath. She said it would be worth it to finally buy a book that she doesn't feel bad about cutting up.

Last year she made Christmas ornaments out of a Rush Limbaugh book she bought for a quarter at the local thrift shop. They're really cute.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:13 PM

22. I must have read this five minutes ago

and I'm still giggling.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:12 PM

9. Nobody has bird cages anymore?

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:15 PM

10. someone in my crafting group is talking about buying them

and turning them into paper rosettes for her wreaths.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:57 PM

33. I have read that several times...

and each time I come back to thing- I think it is wrong. No matter how awful Palin is, her book stands as a testament for her awfulness. I am a lifelong bookie, and the thought of destroying any book makes me cringe. Sure, we live in an information age where things are a mouse click away, but electronic info is easily censored or manipulated. Maybe I am just old fashioned and need to STFU.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #33)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:31 PM

43. Hey, I appreciate your thoughts, but I think that if I want to buy a couple of copies

for an unintended use, that is my freedom to do so. It is not like I'm trying to get all the books in my neighborhood, or town, or county or state or country and destroy them so that others who might like her intellectual ruminations might never have to see them. No, I just want to have some fun.....and I have been known to turn the Austin Chronicle into paper mache....Gawd knows that the chronicle contains far more interesting literature than Ms. Palin's tome. And it makes some awesome pinatas.

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #43)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:49 PM

47. You raise a legitimate point...

there is a different between this and mass burnings of books. And, as your property, it is your right. It is just a touchy subject for me, being a bookie. I shouldn't be so sensitive.

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #43)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:00 PM

53. I guess some of my sensitivity....

to books is the current generation's seemingly total lack of need for them. I think we are becoming too dependent on electronic media for our information. The problem with electronic media is that it is easily edited without being readily apparent that a change has occurred. I mean, if a certain book was found to be politically dangerous, how hard would it be for the power-that-be to alter the content of your kindle the next time you log onto Amazon? You can say that could never happen in this country, but in the last 15 years I have seen a lot of things happen here that I wouldn't have imagined 30 years ago.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #53)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:36 PM

69. No worries, my friend

Peace be unto us all.............

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #33)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:16 PM

60. After a while,

if it still doesn't sell, the books will be destroyed.

I hate to see waste and I'd hate to see them tossed in the trash. Other books have been tossed in the dumpsters before at the local Dollar Tree so this will be the eventual resting place.

I know a few have gone dumpster diving after everything's been tossed and brought back crossword puzzle books and such. On occasion they'll dig out actual books and give them away or donate them-as long as they don't make a mess the local police turn a blind eye.

I'd rather see the paper put to good use, instead of sitting in a landfill. And her wreaths are quite lovely-she has given a few away in the past to nursing home residents so they have something pretty in their rooms.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #60)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:32 PM

65. As Trailrider brought up ...

there is a difference between destroying personal property and wholesale book burning. I am just being a bit sensitive. Sorry

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #65)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:39 PM

71. It's ok.

I understand perfectly.

Like I said before, I'd rather they be put to some use than lining a landfill. I think that's something we can agree on!

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:16 PM

12. They would make good burning material for a beach bonfire.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:25 PM

14. One would be good for killing cockroaches.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:04 PM

56. Two of them are a sure-fire way to kill potato bugs.

Put one book on the table; place potato bug on Palin's nose; raise other book over your headů

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