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NYT interview of Texas Gov. Rick Perry re: Boy Scouts
New York Times ^ | February 24, 2008 | DEBORAH SOLOMON

Posted on 02/28/2008 9:53:57 AM PST by fgoodwin

Q: Let’s talk about your new book, “On My Honor,” which draws on your experience as an Eagle Scout and champions the values of the Boy Scouts of America, to whom you are donating your royalties.

A: Yes, to their legal-defense fund.

Q: Which has been fighting the A.C.L.U., to keep gays out of the scouts. Why do you see that as a worthy cause?

A: I am pretty clear about this one. Scouting ought to be about building character, not about sex. Period. Precious few parents enroll their boys in the Scouts to get a crash course in sexual orientation.

Q: It’s a shame the Scouts are alienating so many American kids when they could be a force for equality and civic unity. What about the Boy Scout merit badges? Do they ever update them?

A: Oh, yes, absolutely. I was looking at a young man’s sash the other day, and he had merit badges on there I didn’t know.

Q: I was just looking at the hundred-plus merit badges online and was surprised that the Boy Scouts haven’t introduced more relevant projects than coin collecting.

A: They’ve done that. They’ve reached out and included things like the environmental-science badge.

Q: I know they have a dog-care merit badge, but why not a child-care badge?

A: Why not teach scouts how to change a baby’s diaper and help out moms? I don’t have a problem with that.

Q: How about a merit badge in vegetarianism?

A: It’s out there. It’s your choice. We raise a lot of vegetables down here in Texas. We like for people to eat vegetables.

Q; And instead of a shotgun-shooting merit badge, how about a gun-control badge?

A: Now you’ve stepped across the line. Remember, you are talking to a Texan.

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; Education; Outdoors; Society
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To: fgoodwin
Q: How about a merit badge in vegetarianism?

A: It’s out there. It’s your choice. We raise a lot of vegetables down here in Texas. We like for people to eat vegetables. Where's the merit in that?

Q; And instead of a shotgun-shooting merit badge, how about a gun-control badge?

A: Now you’ve stepped across the line. Remember, you are talking to a Texan, you limp-wristed, loafer-wearing leftie moronic piece of media scum.

21 posted on 02/28/2008 11:15:44 AM PST by Allegra (Posting without being logged on since 2001)
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To: CindyDawg

Good post!


22 posted on 02/28/2008 11:18:04 AM PST by Eaker (If illegal immigrants were so great for an economy; Mexico would be building a wall to keep them in)
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To: Allegra

You go girl!

;<)


23 posted on 02/28/2008 11:18:58 AM PST by Eaker (If illegal immigrants were so great for an economy; Mexico would be building a wall to keep them in)
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To: Eaker
This book On My Honor has two other great things; a complete listing of college scholarships for eagle scouts and a neat website to lave your scouting stories. www.onmyhonorthebook.com

buy the annoy the NYT!

24 posted on 02/28/2008 11:28:12 AM PST by HamiltonFan (Ignorance is bliss for the MSM)
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To: Allegra

Allegra for Governor!


25 posted on 02/28/2008 12:43:39 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: fgoodwin

NYT = rabid a$$hats


26 posted on 02/28/2008 12:46:06 PM PST by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: CindyDawg

Speaking of fatherhood, Gov. Perry was in San Antonio signing copies of this book Tuesday.

It happens that Tuesday was my daughter’s birthday. I skipped the book signing to take my daughter out for dinner at one of her favorite restaurants.

Sometimes being a dad involves tough choices, but this was a no-brainer for me, even though I bought the book in advance and would have loved to thank Gov. Perry for writing it, and even though my daugher is a card-carrying Liberal who had just early-voted in the Democratic Primary that very day!


27 posted on 02/28/2008 1:07:30 PM PST by fgoodwin (Fundamentalist, right-wing nut and proud father of a Life Scout!)
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To: RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; Congressman Billybob; Pan_Yans Wife; ...

28 posted on 02/28/2008 3:24:31 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Thanks for the ping - I’ll get this book for the husband and sons!


29 posted on 02/28/2008 3:37:29 PM PST by Tax-chick (If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't shoot! It might be a lemur!)
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To: fgoodwin

The only good Slimes reporter is a dead slimes reporter.


30 posted on 02/28/2008 3:51:04 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Never say never (there'll be a VP you'll like))
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To: weegee; Jeff Head; wardaddy; hiredhand

Vegetarian......Navajo for piss poor hunter !

Just my opinion of course but......show me a real true vegetarian and I will show you a grey pale unhealthy woman. Show me a male vegetarian and I will show ya a guy looking to get laid by a female vegetarian. Same guy that will sneak too the drive up at the local burger joint to and from home !

Perry’s interview is impressive regarding the BSA. I am an Eagle Scout as well, May of 70. Best thing that could have ever happened too me as a youngster. Skills taught, learned, experienced and observed carried me through life


31 posted on 02/28/2008 4:06:40 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: nmh
You just know the guys at the NYT want to get out there camping with young boys ~ the interviewer self-identified his ambitions in that regard.

Perry should have cold-cocked the puke for trying to rope him into that sort of stuff.

32 posted on 02/28/2008 5:05:39 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: DKM

In case you missed it.


33 posted on 02/28/2008 5:11:57 PM PST by j_tull (Massachusetts, the Gay State. Once leader of the American Revolution, now leading its demise.)
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To: muawiyah
The executives at the NYT are a bunch of homosexuals. The same is true of the magazine, Scientific American - homosexuals took it over and it’s now more of a LEFTIST propaganda rag.
34 posted on 02/28/2008 7:18:53 PM PST by nmh (Mike Huckabee the "religious" humanist that pushes socialism! (Clinton/Carter combo))
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To: muawiyah
The executives at the NYT are a bunch of homosexuals. The same is true of the magazine, Scientific American - homosexuals took it over and it’s now more of a LEFTIST propaganda rag.
35 posted on 02/28/2008 7:19:07 PM PST by nmh (Mike Huckabee the "religious" humanist that pushes socialism! (Clinton/Carter combo))
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To: IowaHawk; aculeus; Billthedrill; AnAmericanMother; Congressman Billybob; JohnHuang2
Q: It’s a shame the Scouts are alienating so many American kids when they could be a force for equality and civic unity. What about the Boy Scout merit badges? Do they ever update them?

NYT self-parody alert.

36 posted on 02/28/2008 8:30:35 PM PST by dighton
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To: Squantos
. . . show me a real true vegetarian and I will show you a grey pale unhealthy woman.

True story. When I was a kid back in the 60s, there was a family in our carpool who were sandal-wearing, shaggy-haired vegetarians. We didn't call 'em hippies, that term didn't really have currency yet, but they were scruffier than beatniks - and not as cool either.

Anyhow, they MADE their two kids (who were my age - early elementary school) be vegetarians too. Those were the sickliest, thinnest, palest kids you ever saw. Every bug going around school, they caught it and were sick for ages. They just hung around on the playground, didn't run and wrestle with everybody else.

Another kid in our carpool was our pediatrician's daughter. Pediatrician was a good friend of my parents, and he agonized with them over whether he should speak to the vegetarian loony-tunes about how they were ruining their children's health. Don't know what ever happened, that was above my pay grade.

37 posted on 02/29/2008 5:09:04 AM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: fgoodwin
Which has been fighting the A.C.L.U., to keep gays out of the scouts. Why do you see that as a worthy cause?

I was just looking at the hundred-plus merit badges online and was surprised that the Boy Scouts haven’t introduced more relevant projects than coin collecting.

I know they have a dog-care merit badge, but why not a child-care badge?

How about a merit badge in vegetarianism?

And instead of a shotgun-shooting merit badge, how about a gun-control badge?




What a repulsive loser.
38 posted on 02/29/2008 5:19:53 AM PST by Vision ("If God so clothes the grass of the field...will He not much more clothe you...?" -Matthew 6:30)
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To: dighton; IowaHawk; Billthedrill; AnAmericanMother; Congressman Billybob; JohnHuang2
NYT self-parody alert.

How long before we need a death watch thread?

39 posted on 02/29/2008 6:54:47 AM PST by aculeus
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To: muawiyah

Homosexuals LOVE innocene.

Just like heterosexual males - they too like INNOCENCE and “untouched females”. So homosexuals like “untouched males”. Some draw boundaries on age and some don’t. The same is true of heterosexual males. Homosexuals by percentage, have less problems raping or indulging with minors than heterosexual males - by percentage within their segment of the population.


40 posted on 02/29/2008 7:01:29 AM PST by nmh (Mike Huckabee the "religious" humanist that pushes socialism! (Clinton/Carter combo))
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