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Reply Holy crap, the comments on the Boy Scouts of America Facebook page are 🔥🔥🔥 (Original post)
kpete Jul 2017 OP
RKP5637 Jul 2017 #1
FakeNoose Jul 2017 #26
RKP5637 Jul 2017 #49
GeoWilliam750 Jul 2017 #66
Gore1FL Jul 2017 #79
RKP5637 Jul 2017 #84
phylny Jul 2017 #67
TheBlackAdder Jul 2017 #46
RKP5637 Jul 2017 #50
tecelote Jul 2017 #62
erronis Jul 2017 #72
RKP5637 Jul 2017 #74
tblue37 Jul 2017 #2
ATL Ebony Jul 2017 #30
Raine1967 Jul 2017 #41
MyOwnPeace Jul 2017 #3
SammyWinstonJack Jul 2017 #5
iamateacher Jul 2017 #57
luvtheGWN Jul 2017 #4
Duppers Jul 2017 #7
maddiemom Jul 2017 #19
avebury Jul 2017 #53
lunasun Jul 2017 #39
global1 Jul 2017 #6
NewJeffCT Jul 2017 #20
The Blue Flower Jul 2017 #8
perdita9 Jul 2017 #9
Akamai Jul 2017 #12
hatrack Jul 2017 #15
Akamai Jul 2017 #18
lunasun Jul 2017 #40
Akamai Jul 2017 #45
workinclasszero Jul 2017 #24
perdita9 Jul 2017 #43
Madam45for2923 Jul 2017 #10
ATL Ebony Jul 2017 #36
BumRushDaShow Jul 2017 #37
BlancheSplanchnik Jul 2017 #76
Akamai Jul 2017 #11
gratuitous Jul 2017 #22
maryellen99 Jul 2017 #25
lunasun Jul 2017 #42
maryellen99 Jul 2017 #44
pangaia Jul 2017 #35
gratuitous Jul 2017 #48
calimary Jul 2017 #83
hatrack Jul 2017 #13
Blue Idaho Jul 2017 #14
VaBchTgerLily Jul 2017 #16
BumRushDaShow Jul 2017 #17
mountain grammy Jul 2017 #28
BumRushDaShow Jul 2017 #32
Ligyron Jul 2017 #21
bluecollar2 Jul 2017 #23
neeksgeek Jul 2017 #27
dchill Jul 2017 #29
Homer Wells Jul 2017 #31
Sunlei Jul 2017 #33
MarvinGardens Jul 2017 #34
Sunlei Jul 2017 #38
GeoWilliam750 Jul 2017 #65
Sunlei Jul 2017 #71
Gore1FL Jul 2017 #82
bluevoter4life Jul 2017 #47
dalton99a Jul 2017 #51
muntrv Jul 2017 #52
avebury Jul 2017 #54
turbinetree Jul 2017 #55
keithbvadu2 Jul 2017 #68
turbinetree Jul 2017 #80
alterfurz Jul 2017 #56
rgbecker Jul 2017 #58
keithbvadu2 Jul 2017 #69
Warpy Jul 2017 #59
MontanaMama Jul 2017 #60
Hekate Jul 2017 #61
lefthandedskyhook Jul 2017 #63
bora13 Jul 2017 #64
Thor_MN Jul 2017 #70
Still In Wisconsin Jul 2017 #73
BlancheSplanchnik Jul 2017 #75
Hoyt Jul 2017 #77
napi21 Jul 2017 #78
Gore1FL Jul 2017 #81
catbyte Jul 2017 #85

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 09:56 AM

1. Excellent! The creature that gave the speech to them should be held accountable by BSA

denouncing his creepy speech.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:38 AM

26. Thank God the parents are speaking out - the BSA cannot ignore this

Trump has no right to turn the BSA Jamboree into a Trump Rally. It's completely unacceptable and the parents have a right to be livid about this. These innocent kids had no concept of what they were cheering for, and most of these boys were there without their parents to explain what was going on.

Trump can't get a loving adoring audience anymore so he has to use these innocent kids. It's completely outrageous that the BSA allowed it to happen.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #26)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 01:40 PM

49. Or, this is what the BSA wanted!? n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #49)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 07:59 PM

66. One hopes not

Yet, one wonders

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #49)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:08 PM

79. It's the last thing they wanted.

The BSA is full of leaders across the political spectrum (I was one from 2004--2011). They jumped head-first into politics in the late 1990s with a homophobic stance compelled by the LDS. The membership suffered (at least in comparison to the GSA--which seems like a good benchmark).

They finally broke ties with the LDS and some of the bad policy. As things were turning around, Trump took a giant shit on the organization.

They did not ask for this. They (ironically) were not prepared for this. They have no idea how to make this right. So far they have come up with mealy-mouthed excuses in an attempt to deflect the issue.

If they don't come up with a meaningful way to separate themselves and the scouting values from Trump and his horrific display an organization that has done a lot of good is going to suffer terribly.

Lord Robert Baden-Powell is rolling in his grave.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #79)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 08:45 AM

84. When I was in scouting way back I never heard anything politically or religiously based. It was

all about scouting, learning things and working with people as a team. I was really stunned by what Trump said and then the endless applause for his debasing statements.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #26)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 08:01 PM

67. I also put the blame on any adults who were cheering him and booing Clinton and Obama.

Way to set a good example, guys.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:38 PM

46. It's not like the BSA didn't know what they were getting. Invite a reprobate, get a reprobate.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #46)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 01:42 PM

50. Exactly! Many of TPTB in the BSA IMO knew exactly what they were getting! n/t

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #46)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 05:31 PM

62. It's tradition for the President to speak.

They didn't invite Donald Trump. They invited the President of the United States.

Up until now, they have all left politics out of their speech.

We're in new territory now.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 08:39 PM

72. And the creature is named: Koch, repuglicans, slime

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Response to erronis (Reply #72)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:06 PM

74. Yep!!! n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 09:59 AM

2. One comment says Trump posted a tweet after his speech and then deleted it.

Does anyone know what Trump tweeted and then deleted about his speech there?

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:44 AM

30. Not sure this is it but it's the only post I found:

"Jambo: Remember your duty. Honor your history. Take care of the people God puts into your life - and LOVE & CHERISH your country!"

Seems appropriate if he deleted it since it goes against the grain of who he really is or what he actually does.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:06 PM

41. This web site archives all of his tweets -- even deleted ones:

https://factba.se/topic/deleted-tweets

It doesn't appear that he tweeted and deleted after the speech.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:11 AM

3. I've still not seen..........

much comment about the "leaders" who were present that allowed this poor behavior on the part of the "youth squad" to continue.
Yes, kids are young and impressionable, but their "leaders" should have taken a responsible position and corrected an ugly scene.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:17 AM

5. +1000000!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 02:39 PM

57. That is what disturbs me

My husband and I were leaders. Someone should have addressed those boys right after the speech and told them booing was inappropriate. And today made them write essays...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:12 AM

4. I wonder how many thousands of scout troops in the USA

are sponsored by rightwing evangelical churches? I'm guessing a lot, and perhaps that accounts, in large part, for the cult-like behaviour of the scouts in attendance at the Jamboree. Scary stuff.

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:19 AM

7. Amen!!

(An atheist amen. )

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:03 AM

19. Hitler Youth comes to mind.

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Response to maddiemom (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 01:56 PM

53. Exactly! nt

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:01 PM

39. Putin has successfully mixed religion with authoritarian gov.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:19 AM

6. One Of The Tweets Eluded To A Tweet Trump Sent Out About His Appearance & Speech....

it said it was tweet and then was pulled back. Does anyone have a copy of that tweet? What did Trump tweet?

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Response to global1 (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:18 AM

20. That's what I was wondering as well

Was just about to post that - the Kimberly Hatton Reid comment (second one)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:28 AM

8. A good place to leave comments

The outrage is clear. The leadership had better distance itself right away.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:30 AM

9. Here's the address for the BSA

I'm the mother of an Eagle Scout and I'm mailing my letter today. I don't know what's going to happen the next time we do a car wash fundraiser. People also stop by just because it's the Boy Scouts and they have such a tremendous reputation for integrity. Trump has poisoned the BSA the same way he poisons everything he touches


Michael Surbaugh
Boy Scout of America
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079

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Response to perdita9 (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:43 AM

12. Absolutely true! The man is poison personified, with every word, action being toxic.

 

Sorry for your situation -- our son earned his Eagle badge and we have nothing but good things to say about the treatment he received.

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Response to Akamai (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:47 AM

15. What's President Shitstain going to do, bomb Irving, TX?

BSA is a private organization, so I don't think Trump can do anything worse to them than they already let happen yesterday.

On edit - Sorry, Akamai, meant to respond to your next post below!

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Response to hatrack (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:59 AM

18. I believe public funding plays a role in BSA activities, and access to the public lands is

 

also important. I would imagine that many of the good work projects the scouts do can be curtailed by trump if he gets angry.

He can sure motivate a lot of people to really hate the scouts.

And I am sure that trump and bannon can think of many evil ways to hurt the scouts.

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Response to Akamai (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:05 PM

40. So what? Be quiet and smile about this or the all powerful trump will rumble??

Nah no f'n way
The Good Germans already played that

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Response to lunasun (Reply #40)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:27 PM

45. Hopefully they will criticize him. Of course perhaps Scouts could be in the anti-trump ads in the

 

future.

He has put them in a very difficult position, and probably many of their supporters voted for trump.

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Response to perdita9 (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:33 AM

24. Trump and his party are toxic to every good thing left in this country

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #24)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:17 PM

43. Sadly true

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:33 AM

10. Any response from BS of A ?

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:53 AM

36. Not enough but here's one

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141828805enough

They should have preempted his BS rhetoric but seems they may have applauded, encouraged or endorsed it.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:56 AM

37. They had a withering lame non-response response

NBC News' twitter feed posted it




TEXT
NBC News‏Verified account @NBCNews

JUST IN: Boy Scouts release statement after backlash to President Trump's speech at national jamboree

8:46 AM - 25 Jul 2017

More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/07/25/after-trumps-partisan-speech-boy-scouts-of-america-reiterates-that-it-is-wholly-non-partisan/

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #37)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:21 PM

76. Vomit. That's not an engaged response, it's just redundant rule-quoting.

I hate that. Cowardly action of an authoritarian mind-set. It completely allows the most outrageous of actions to stand unchallenged, while allowing the spokesperson/organization to avoid the discomfort of walking the talk.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:41 AM

11. I sure don't blame the kids -- they were controlled by an evil sociopath. Also, it would be almost

 

impossible for the BSA leaders there to have stood up to trump. He has the microphone, the stage, etc.

But I sure hope that BSA criticizes trump, although that might be politically dangerous for them to do.

My view -- trump has created a terrible, terrible mess and he has been in office for just over six months

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Response to Akamai (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:21 AM

22. Yeah, I'm not going to be too hard on the scouts, either

These are just kids, after all, and 11-17 year olds are quite possibly the dumbest creatures on the planet. But the BSA leadership knew this dog wasn't house-broken, and should have insisted on a transcript of the prepared remarks ahead of time.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:33 AM

25. Some one on Daily Kos posted a YouTube video of scouts booing Obama's speech in 2010 nt

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Response to maryellen99 (Reply #25)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:10 PM

42. Yep and some are now old enough to vote Trump . No one forced the kids this week to boo and it

was I assume, not practiced. Spontaneous and straight out of thier mouths

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Response to lunasun (Reply #42)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:20 PM

44. Yep and scary because now with trump in office,it's ok to be a bully and sexual harasser nt

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:49 AM

35. 12-17 year olds are not as dumb as trump supporters.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #35)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 01:24 PM

48. Put 45,000 of them in a group setting

And a bunch of them are going to follow the herd in doing something stupid. It's the BSA leadership that should have insisted on getting the text of the president's remarks ahead of time, and insisting that he stick with the script or his mic would be cut off. How inappropriate is it to have the president hinting around about a hookers-and-blow party on some wealthy guy's yacht? Someone for BSA should have been monitoring the president's remarks and ready to intervene.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #48)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 01:36 AM

83. Sounded like a lot of them did.

BSA's Facebook page is MOST satisfying reading this evening.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:45 AM

13. Looks like it's running about 100-1 against Circus Peanut-In-Chief and the BSA . . .

That's after about ten minutes on the site reading through the comments.

Per multiple posters, BSA was pulling comments, but to no avail, with plenty of commenters urging everyone to adopt full screen-capture mode.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:47 AM

14. Once an Eagle Scout - always an Eagle Scout... Almost.

I earned my Eagle rank in 1969 and have often talked to folks about the positive aspects of Scouting. Well - all that ended yesterday. Scouts and their leaders in years past would have never allowed the national jamboree to turn into a Hitler Youth rally. Yes, Trump played the buffoon - again - but Scouts should know how to act when faced with hateful speech. It was SHAMEFUL!

I told the Scouting organization exactly that in a letter I wrote and I enclosed my Eagle Scout badge.

I'm done with them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:53 AM

16. Glad to see so many negative resposes from thuse associated with the scouts-

If they are waiting for an apology I think they will have a long wait because that BIG ASS cant ever admit he is wrong!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:55 AM

17. A woman called Joe Madison this morning (5-year Scout Master)

and she was livid and just unloaded. She is active in her local region and had indicated long time involvement in the organization (I think in various capacities over the past 15 years), and said that she has been calling the national HQ in Dallas almost non-stop.

I think you'll still have that hard core "30%" Drumpf idiot group out there who are probably cheering and chuckling... However I expect the vast majority of scout families are apolitical (and a good chunk are liberal) and are not political junkies like us on DU, but are realizing that this went way over the line, and are finally waking up and pushing back.

I come from a Girl Scout family (mother and sister were/are leaders) and I was one from Brownies to Seniors and I am glad to see that pushback.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:41 AM

28. I heard that too.

Good show, as always.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #28)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:47 AM

32. Can't remember exactly

but I think she said she was involved with the Shenandoah Area Council. I was cheering at her call!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:20 AM

21. Just added a few of my own to their page.

Every day, this President does at least one thing to disqualify him from holding that sacred office.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:30 AM

23. I know a texas based scout master

Doesn't surprise me a bit that this happened based upon what I know of him.

Girl scouts still get my cookie money but I gave up on the BSA years ago.

The organization is in need of an internal reevaluation.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:40 AM

27. Just tried calling the BSA headquarters... number is busy...

That's got to be a thankless job right now, answering the phones at BSA headquarters.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:42 AM

29. K&R.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:44 AM

31. I live in southern West Virginia, and was appalled

At the local new station (WOWK Huntington) reporter virtually drooling
over the arrival of Air Force 1 landing at Beckley airport.

He breathlessly went through the landing, taxiing, even the opening of the door
of the plane, like it was the King of America arriving to bless his subjects.

Normally, I watch local news at 6:00 pm, but I changed the channel after about
five minutes. My God, these fools don't have a clue, nor do they no where
to buy one.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:47 AM

33. Republicans have ruined the Boy Scouts of America. Thanks a fucking lot you degenerates.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:48 AM

34. I was a Boy Scout.

I achieved Life rank. It was a positive experience. My son is 2 yo. I looked forward to him being a Cub Scout and Boy Scout. Now I'm not so sure.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:00 PM

38. FOR CONTRAST HERE IS PRES OBAMA addressing the last Jamboree- (pres is ALWAYS invited to speak)

President Obama Addresses 2010 National Scout Jamboree

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #38)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 07:56 PM

65. Exactly what one would expect

I would imagine that George W Bush also conveyed a similar message.

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Response to GeoWilliam750 (Reply #65)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 08:38 PM

71. still some man in the audience booed because Obama had commitments & sent a video. a GOOD video.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #38)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:33 PM

82. Funny thing...

I went in 1981. President Reagan didn't show up. He didn't show up again in 1985. Funny that Trump didn't ask for him to be booed, too.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:43 PM

47. 2001 National Jmboree attendee, 2003 Eagle Scout

Held various leadership positions at both the troop level and council level, at one point being the Venturing President of the South Florida Council. Started as a wolf, and stayed involved until 2007. Served on summer camp staff in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Was a paid paraprofessional for the Gulf Ridge Council in Tampa for a smester jn college. There are no words I can use to describe how disgusted I am with BSA. I was looking to get involved again as recently as a few months ago. I was willing to look past the (former) gay ban. As an agnostic, I was even willing to look past the religious requirement, knowing full well if discovered, I could be asked to leave at any time. I was willing to do that because I devoted 15+ years of my life to the organization, and wanted to give back, I wanted to see the kids succeed. I wanted to make a difference in their life. If I could help even one kid in acheiving his (or her, for those in Venturing) goal, I could rest easy at night. No more. I am ashamed to acknowlede my youth activities. I refuse to become involved, i refuse to lend support, financial or otherwise, to such disgusting organizations. Until they undergo a fundamental change, I am through with them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 01:42 PM

51. Kick

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 01:53 PM

52. Let see if these boy scouts are cheering Twittler's privatizing

public land. No more whitewater rafting at Grand Canyon for you boys!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 02:07 PM

54. You ought to check out their twitter account. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 02:19 PM

55. To the leaders of the BSA you made your bed, now sleep in it, I am now going to send

back everything that I earned while as a scout, FUCK YOU

You let a sexual predator speak at the jamboree, and one of the badges that every scout must have is the one about obeying the law

you have just failed this requirement did you forget this f*cking merit badge and how your suppose to earn it, here let me remind you


https://www.slideshare.net/rockmarttroop23/law-merit-badge







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Response to turbinetree (Reply #55)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 08:16 PM

68. "You let a sexual predator speak..." The BSA fought tooth and nail for years to conceal their own hi

"You let a sexual predator speak..."

The BSA fought tooth and nail for years to conceal their own hierarchy's molestation of young boys.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #68)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:11 PM

80. Remarkable is it not

think I will send by merit badges back, they are worthless......................they have no meaning or principles

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 02:26 PM

56. new BSA Trump Youth merit badges

"At this point I'm just grateful that Trump didn't address the Girl Scouts." -- Andy Borowitz

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Response to alterfurz (Reply #56)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 03:42 PM

58. Don't forget this one, very popular with Trumpscouts:

Pussy grabbing.

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Response to alterfurz (Reply #56)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 08:20 PM

69. Need to elect republicans?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 04:27 PM

59. A lot of message boards out there are all over this

About the kindest comment was mine, that he obviously has no clue how to speak to children (which says volumes about his performance as a father) and a lot of parents, especially of the younger scouts, are going to have a lot of explaining to do when they get home.

A whole lot of people out there are talking about pulling their kids out of this organization. This is just the final straw on top of years of Mormon mismanagement and hostility toward anyone who isn't a straight Christian male. Overt hostility to the political majority in this country is not playing well, not even in Peoria.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 04:45 PM

60. The half assed statement

From the BSA is not enough. Worthless. I just called the BSA foundation and gave them what for.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 05:18 PM

61. Excellent. Thank you Scouting families

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 06:28 PM

63. BSA is reminding us of problems in the catholic church...

...and reforming at a similar pace

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 07:44 PM

64. i only know one

scout master and he is a t-rump luvah!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 08:22 PM

70. As a Scout in my youth, Trump would need to read between the lines of my salute...

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 09:22 PM

73. Fuck the Boy Scouts, A.K.A. the new Hitler Youth

That's all they are now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:09 PM

75. At least there's an encouraging pushback.

That's a relief.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:33 PM

77. Fact is, the BSA are not a very diverse/accepting group. Perfect for Trump.

Glad to see the tweets in OP, but I bet a lot of Scouts parents agree with Trump. Sad.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:45 PM

78. Why in the world would any President want to speak to a BSA Jamboree? They're way

too young to be recruiting them for voters, and why would they ever be interested in listening to anything politics?

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Response to napi21 (Reply #78)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:15 PM

81. A good chunk are 15-17. They'll vote for their first times in 2018 or 2020. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 26, 2017, 09:09 AM

85. And yet BSA remains silent save for that lame "we're a non-partisan organization" statement

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