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Tue Jul 25, 2017, 01:41 AM

 

Boy Scouts of America REFUSES to distance themselves from Trump's vile speech

Trump's speech represents the values of the BSA in 2017.

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/343545-obama-booed-at-trump-boy-scout-rally

“The Boy Scouts of America is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy. The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition and is in no way an endorsement of any political party or specific policies," the organization said in a Monday night statement.

“The sitting U.S. President serves as the BSA’s honorary president. It is our long-standing custom to invite the U.S. President to the National Jamboree.”


They own this shit now. Just rename that putrid organization the Trump Youth and get it over with.

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Reply Boy Scouts of America REFUSES to distance themselves from Trump's vile speech (Original post)
geek tragedy Jul 2017 OP
mercuryblues Jul 2017 #1
rockfordfile Jul 2017 #2
pangaia Jul 2017 #8
roamer65 Jul 2017 #3
roamer65 Jul 2017 #4
MFM008 Jul 2017 #7
geek tragedy Jul 2017 #17
leftstreet Jul 2017 #5
procon Jul 2017 #6
WinkyDink Jul 2017 #9
underpants Jul 2017 #10
Achilleaze Jul 2017 #11
dembotoz Jul 2017 #12
OnDoutside Jul 2017 #13
Vinca Jul 2017 #14
duncang Jul 2017 #15
HAB911 Jul 2017 #16

Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 02:00 AM

1. Fuck their popcorn

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 02:10 AM

2. Not anymore

“The Boy Scouts of America is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one position-" That's a lie. They're telling your kid to be more like trumpf. Trumpf is a un-American racist bigot.

They're now basically just another far right group.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 04:46 AM

8. They always have been.

Brown shirts with a funny necktie and badges.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 02:16 AM

4. Notice how Dump destroys everything he touches.

He's more toxic than VX nerve gas.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 03:15 AM

7. Exactly

The way he operates.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:39 AM

17. the acronym that gets used is "ETTD"

 

Everything Trump Touches Dies.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 02:18 AM

5. So, Alt-Right Youth it is!

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 02:19 AM

6. Scouts have rules. Do they apply to Trump?




POLICY ON SCOUT PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL EVENTS

Uniformed unit members and leaders may participate in flag ceremonies at political events and may lead the Pledge of Allegiance; however, they should retire after the ceremony and not remain on the speakers’ platform or in a conspicuous location where attendees or viewers could construe their presence as an endorsement or symbol of support. In addition, photos of candidates or Scouts in uniform or with BSA marks and logos are not allowed in political campaign materials of any kind.

Volunteers and professionals must be alert to situations that would imply BSA favoritism for one candidate over another. Strict observance of our longstanding policy against the active participation of uniformed Scouts and leaders in political events is mandatory.

http://troopleader.org/policy-on-scout-participation-in-political-events/

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 05:02 AM

9. The movie "Arlington Road" is our new reality.

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 06:28 AM

10. I just read that. Incredible

He mentioned a cocktail party?

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 06:47 AM

11. No honor. No respect.

I'm returning by mail all my badges and medals.

To fail to stand up to a bully who is mongering hate and division is the antithesis of what the BSA purports to teach.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 07:09 AM

12. Nice

I would have to find mine...still cleaning out my parents house... Something else to look for

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 07:21 AM

13. Look ! They had a great time, I don't know what you are giving out about....





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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 07:22 AM

14. If I had a kid in Boy Scouts, I'd pull him out.

This was as close to a brown shirt rally as we've seen since the days of Hitler youth.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 07:29 AM

15. He has no clue and doesn't care.

He just stood up on the platform and shot the BSA in the middle of the street.

I have mixed thoughts about the scouts. The shit national has have done over the years pisses me off. But as a scout then as a adult who volunteered as a cub leader, committee member, and a scout master I saw what the local troops could do for the kids. It was a inner city troop. We were chartered by a baptist church. Some would see red flags at this. But that wasn't the case. I'm not baptist so I was surprised when they asked me to become the scout master. Most of the committee members were from the church and had kids in the troop.

We had Christian, Jewish and Muslim kids. We didn't go in to religion or politics. The troop was pretty diverse racially. We had a pretty even mix black, latino, white kids and adults. A couple of the eagle scouts including my son and I stayed on after he turned 18 to help the next scout master get up to speed. He was the first Jewish scout master at that baptist church. My Assistant scout master and his wife (committee member) was a late 70's to early 80's mixed race couple that caught hell. But not at the church.

End result the scouts do a lot of good, but the leadership at the Jamboree should have stepped in during his speech. Those there should hand in their resignation for allowing that to go on.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 07:53 AM

16. does not promote any one position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy.

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