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Cookie Boycott Continues After Girl Scouts' Halfhearted Apology over Wendy Davis
Breibart - Big Government ^ | 1-30-2014 | Austin Ruse

Posted on 01/30/2014 8:47:10 AM PST by Sir Napsalot

The Girl Scouts have apologized for seeming to endorse abortion advocate Wendy Davis in a tweet late last month, .....

The endorsement has caused a firestorm of protest among Girl Scouts, their moms, and the public at large. The controversy comes at precisely the wrong time for the Girl Scouts, right in the middle of the cookie-selling season that nets the Girl Scouts somewhere around $700 million.

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The first cookie boycott run by John Pisciotta, executive director of Pro-Life Waco, had a tremendous effect on the Girl Scouts, even driving then Girl Scout CEO onto national television to defend the Girl Scouts against the charges they are too cozy with abortion advocates.

On Wednesday, the Girl Scouts issued the following apology:

December of 2013, Girl Scouts of the USA shared an auto-populated tweet, asking our social media audience to share their opinions about who should have been recognized in a discussion about 2013’s noteworthy women. While our intentions were good, many of our followers and the public at large raised concerns about the content they were driven to via our social channels. We listened, and would like to take a moment to sincerely apologize to anyone we have offended. We are truly sorry.

To be clear, Girl Scouts has not endorsed any person or organization. As our methods of communication evolve with technology, the mission of Girl Scouts remains the same: to continue building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

It is unlikely the apology will end the cookie boycott. After all, the Wendy Davis endorsement was simply the last straw; the Girl Scouts have a well-documented history promoting what many consider to be extreme feminism including abortion.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


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KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionbarbie; cookieboycott; girlscout; girlscouts; gregabbott; gsa; texas; wendydavis
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Death of any NGO's: taken over then run by leftists.

They can't help it, and stop themselves promoting their brand of political agenda.

1 posted on 01/30/2014 8:47:10 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Wendy Davis is a sociopath who uses others without regard for the harm she causes them.

Her name should be no where near the Girl Scouts other than as an anti role model.


2 posted on 01/30/2014 8:52:57 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: Sir Napsalot
Pity.
The Scouts once meant something to society.
3 posted on 01/30/2014 8:53:17 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Sir Napsalot
Are they made from real Girl Scouts?
4 posted on 01/30/2014 8:57:54 AM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I will never eat ,buy or donate anything to that organization again.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 8:59:17 AM PST by spincaster (Spincaster)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I was a Girl Scout and proud of it. As an adult, I have bought lots of Girl Scout cookies every year and even froze boxes of Thin Mints to make the wonderfulness last for months. But I will never buy another box as long as I live. This organization is NOT the same one I used to love and support!


6 posted on 01/30/2014 9:00:15 AM PST by MomofMarine
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To: Sir Napsalot

When I see young girls selling cookies and asking me to purchase some, how do I respond?

How about:

“Sorry sweetie, but the Girl Scouts management has made some bad mistakes and I don’t want my money going to them. But if you have another donation group in mind, say like the YWCA (ykids.org) or the Boy and Girls Club, then I would be happy to donate to that.”

What’s the alternative to the Girl Scouts for young girls?

I hate drawing kids into conflicts created by adults but the Scout organizations have brought it to this. What to do?


7 posted on 01/30/2014 9:01:10 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I’ve been boycotting the Girl Dyke cookies for many years now, and am not about to stop now. They are a degenerate organization and have been for decades.


8 posted on 01/30/2014 9:02:07 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The lesson learned from the ruin of the Boy Scouts and now the Girl Scouts is how easy it is for a few people with a political agenda to achieve a take-over of the voice of respected organizations to the point that there is no going back. What they have done in academe, they have done in opinion-making organizations and institutions across the board. Parents need to start thinking clearly for themselves.


9 posted on 01/30/2014 9:02:46 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Sir Napsalot

10 posted on 01/30/2014 9:02:51 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
They've been Marxist for decades now -- way ahead of the death spiral of the BSA. From the article:

Ann Saladin, who created the website MyGirlScoutCouncil.org, told Breitbart News she wasn’t buying the apology either: “Another example of empty words. Tweet is still posted. Weeks have gone by with defense by GSUSA. Still word games: autopopulated is false claim! (And not the point.). Not truly sorry for their decision, sorry some have been offended, misinterpreted the purpose of the tweet.

"An apology now, 6 weeks later.....just days before 'National Girl Scout Cookie Day'? Hmmm, wonder if what they're sorry about is the drop in cookie sales," she noted. "Still good on Sebelius as a 2013 woman with 'courage, confidence, and character.' So I guess they only backtrack on the offenses that get widely picked up. Sick.”

John Pisciotta, who is running the boycott, told Breitbart News the boycott is still on. “Girl Scouts USA apologizes only when they are damaged by what they say and do. However, on their own accord, they just do not think first about their praise for leaders and organizations that support abortion."

[bold emphasis mine]


11 posted on 01/30/2014 9:04:51 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Hostage

I just tell them, I can’t afford it now that Obama has taken my health care away.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 9:05:07 AM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now
the ruin of the Boy Scouts and now the Girl Scouts...

Girl Scouts went left first, long ago since the 70s, when feminists took over.

13 posted on 01/30/2014 9:07:10 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

My husband and I bought boxes of their cookies every year once upon a time. We stopped at least five or six years ago. It appears that our boycott may be permanent.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 9:07:38 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Heh! That question is like the one I posed to a buddy’s girlfriend many years ago. We were at a local lake and she was slathering baby oil all over herself. Her boyfriend couldn’t have gotten lucky with her that day; she would squirted out of his arms.

I finally couldn’t take it any more and presented the following question: “Why are you wasting that baby oil? Do you know how many babies they have to squeeze to extract that much baby oil?”. Once the image took hold in her brain she was completely disgusted and pissed at me. I didn’t have a date that day, what did I care.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 9:09:32 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: MomofMarine

Amen!
Your story is almost the same as mine.
I remember selling tons of GS cookies.
Now, I’ll never buy any.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 9:10:35 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: MomofMarine

I feel the same way about the Boy Scouts.


17 posted on 01/30/2014 9:11:12 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Sir Napsalot

It’s tough to turn down a neighbors cute little girl when she comes to our door selling Girl Scout Cookies. We bought 2 boxes. For the girl scout. I’m boycotting so many things that sometimes you have to pick your battles.


18 posted on 01/30/2014 9:11:23 AM PST by albie (ve`)
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To: Sir Napsalot
a discussion about 2013’s noteworthy women

I know I will search in vain for a similar discussion by the GSA about Sarah Palin.

19 posted on 01/30/2014 9:12:08 AM PST by AU72
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To: Hostage

American Heritage Girls - a fantastic and rapidly growing organization!

ahgonline.org


20 posted on 01/30/2014 9:28:03 AM PST by mn-bush-man
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To: RJS1950

LOL


21 posted on 01/30/2014 9:29:37 AM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Walmart brand chocolate mint cookies are cheap as crap and taste EXACTLY like GS Thin Mints (and they're bigger!). I've found other local grocery store brands of cookies that are fine substitutes for various GS cookies and 1/3 the price.

No need to support the GS just for the cookies!

22 posted on 01/30/2014 9:32:19 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: Michael.SF.

I got a Boy Scout badge one time for eating the most brownies.


23 posted on 01/30/2014 9:33:00 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Sir Napsalot

We stopped buying them years ago - anyone remember the mints sold by the Campfire Girls? They were a treat.


24 posted on 01/30/2014 9:35:46 AM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Buy those good little Marxist’s cookies.

Pray America is Waking


25 posted on 01/30/2014 9:37:00 AM PST by bray (http://www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: MomofMarine; onyx

The Girl Scouts did not endorse Wendy Davis. Neither did any official spokesman or any tweet from their account.

What they did do was link to a HuffPo story talking about women of the year and who should be nonminated. Someone NOT affiliated with Girl Scouts spoke of Wendy Davis in the article. It was not an article focused on Wendy, but many different women. The one mentioned most was youth activist Malala Yousafzai.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-boland/girl-scouts-tweet-story-touts-wendy-davis-woman-year

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/17/women-of-the-year-2013_n_4461327.html?utm_hp_ref=tw


26 posted on 01/30/2014 9:38:44 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: MomofMarine

“This organization is NOT the same one I used to love and support!”

And the cookies aren’t as good as they used to be either.


27 posted on 01/30/2014 9:43:10 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Sir Napsalot

This isn’t an apology. An apology would consist of replacing the head of the organization.


28 posted on 01/30/2014 9:43:27 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei
This isn’t an apology.

Since they didn't do what most are accusing them of, it is difficult to write that into an apology.

The Girl Scouts did not endorse Wendy Davis. Neither did any official spokesman or any tweet from their account.

What they did do was link to a HuffPo story talking about women of the year and who should be nominated. Someone NOT affiliated with Girl Scouts spoke of Wendy Davis in the article. It was not an article focused on Wendy, but many different women. The one mentioned most was youth activist Malala Yousafzai.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-boland/girl-scouts-tweet-story-touts-wendy-davis-woman-year

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/17/women-of-the-year-2013_n_4461327.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

29 posted on 01/30/2014 9:45:51 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: bray

Those good little Marxist cookies are made with cottonseed oil. Bad!

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400361/Is-Cottonseed-Oil-Okay.html


30 posted on 01/30/2014 9:49:59 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I haven’t bought Girl Scout cookies since I found out GSA supported Planned Parenthood.


31 posted on 01/30/2014 9:51:43 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Hostage

Here in Washington state, many of the YWCAs are extremely feminist and anti-male.


32 posted on 01/30/2014 9:52:20 AM PST by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: cicero2k

“Her name should be no where near the Girl Scouts other than as an anti role model.”

If you can’t be a good example, serve as a warning.


33 posted on 01/30/2014 9:52:21 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: thackney
thackney,
Thanks for the clarification. But it seems most on this thread are ignoring your efforts. Also, it should be noted that GS cookie sale profits all stay local, with the troop and the local council.
34 posted on 01/30/2014 9:52:35 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“I got a Boy Scout badge one time for eating the most brownies.”

What??? I got kicked out of Boy Scouts for that!


35 posted on 01/30/2014 9:54:28 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: jaydubya2

Yes. No cookie sales money goes to the national organization. It is split between the baker, troop and council.


36 posted on 01/30/2014 9:54:44 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Sir Napsalot

37 posted on 01/30/2014 9:57:49 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Why the heck would the girl scouts promote abortion? Half the aborted babies would be potential future members and all of the females getting abortions would suffer the emotional damage of it. It does nothing to further female empowerment in any kind of traditional sense.

That said, I have no problem buying girl scout cookies to support my friends’ daughters.


38 posted on 01/30/2014 9:58:16 AM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( 0bama's words are the distraction to the destruction ))))
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To: Sir Napsalot

What? The new feminist political heroine Wendy B. Davis can’t even get a Girl Scouts cookie endorsement? Buncha sexist bigots still in America. (’
You know what the B. stands for.


39 posted on 01/30/2014 10:00:07 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Girl Scouts' political donations..

Girl Scouts of the USA | Influence Explorer

what a surprise

40 posted on 01/30/2014 10:00:36 AM PST by greedo
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To: Sir Napsalot

Should not have been any kind of an apology. Davis is worthless.


41 posted on 01/30/2014 10:04:47 AM PST by mulligan
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To: Sir Napsalot

GS sells a lot of cookies in Davis’ TX, and that will continue.


42 posted on 01/30/2014 10:09:43 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Hostage

You say “No thank you” and move along. The only way I would bring a child into a discussion like that is if it was my child and I were explaining to her why I was pulling her from Girl Scouts.


43 posted on 01/30/2014 10:10:09 AM PST by SouthParkRepublican
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Hehe...[snicker...snicker]


44 posted on 01/30/2014 10:17:08 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
BTW...I've always loved your screen name.

"Wait a minute, lemme sterilize 'em . . ."

45 posted on 01/30/2014 10:22:00 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: SouthParkRepublican; mn-bush-man

Thank you very much. You have wisdom.

I might say “No thank you I just bought from/donated to ‘American Heritage Girls’” from post #20. Thanks to mn-bush-man for that.

Too bad the kids get caught in the crossfire. They are innocent and are used by the left for political purposes. Makes me angry.


46 posted on 01/30/2014 10:24:38 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Amazing how the people at “National” are so far removed from the fundamental principles of the organization.

I ended a 50-year relationship with the Boy Scouts over their decision last year to admit openly homosexual boys. Already, our local Scout council is seeing a sharp drop in financial support and is moving to panic-appeal mode.


47 posted on 01/30/2014 10:24:47 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

We sure are sorry we got caught. We promise not to do it again . . . . . get caught that is.


48 posted on 01/30/2014 10:26:34 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: thackney
Wow...what a buzz kill..!!

You just squished a lot of ranting!! LOL!!

I don't buy the cookies cuz I don't like the cookies...nuttin to do with anything else.

49 posted on 01/30/2014 10:37:58 AM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

We stopped buying GS cookies about 4 years ago. This isn’t the first time they’ve let the new agenda slip out in public.


50 posted on 01/30/2014 10:40:18 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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