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Girl Scout berated while selling cookies
Fox 5 ^ | 02/12/2014 | Juliette Vara

Posted on 02/14/2014 12:36:43 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

SAN DIEGO – A man verbally attacked a Girl Scout who was selling cookies at a grocery store in Clairemont, the victim and mother said Wednesday.

Cindy Baldan, 13, has been a member of the Girl Scouts since she was in kindergarten, but what she said happened to her Tuesday afternoon at Kiel’s grocery store scared her.

“I said, ‘Would you like to buy cookies?’ He said, ‘No, I don’t want to buy them,’” said Baldan, adding the man turned on her and began to yell.

“He said ‘She looks like a hooker!’” said Cindy’s mother, Melissa Baldan.

The man entered the store and returned later to continue yelling at the teen.

“We were both crying,” said Baldan’s mother. “I was trying to console her and random strangers that saw it were trying to comfort my daughter.”

Baldan said it shattered her sense of confidence and sense of safety fearing someone else will yell at her.

“I was visibly shaken,” said Melissa Baldan. “He wasn’t crazy, he was just mean.”

Fox 5 attempted to contact the man at his home, but there was no answer.


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I wonder if this sort of stuff happens more often than we know. No excuse for it. Not at all. But I will be glad when cookie sales are over and being accosted outside grocery stores will be done with.
1 posted on 02/14/2014 12:36:43 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just how far into the depths of hell does one end up in for talking to Girl Scouts like this?

I would watch out for random bolts of lightning if I were this guy.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 12:38:17 PM PST by Prole
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To: Responsibility2nd

How much of every box goes to killing babies?

I’m much less worried about being “accosted”.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 12:39:03 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wonder how she was dressed?

Still no excuse for talking to her like that.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 12:40:43 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thread is dishonest without pictures.

Because tragically some of the radical feminists who have taken over the girl scouts do indeed dress their unfortunate offspring like prostitutes.

So it is perfectly valid to want to see how she was dressed if indeed the incident actually happened. It could also be yet another leftist hoax.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 12:42:33 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrB
How much of every box goes to killing babies?

Attacking a 13 year old girl is not the answer. Such behavior was ill tempered and unwarranted. And he may have just been a mean old crank and didn't know or give a darn about GSA policies

6 posted on 02/14/2014 12:42:45 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: afraidfortherepublic

welcome to the public square, post chivalry and manners that is .


7 posted on 02/14/2014 12:43:19 PM PST by Bidimus1
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To: Responsibility2nd

When the parents are present I’d tell the mother that I don’t buy cookies made from aborted fetus.


8 posted on 02/14/2014 12:43:45 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is stupid. Politicizing either the BSA or the GSA is a stupid idea.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 12:44:11 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: Responsibility2nd

Seriously? This made the news?


10 posted on 02/14/2014 12:44:33 PM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

(shooped, of course)

11 posted on 02/14/2014 12:48:10 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: LouAvul

Yup! The story ran right after “Slow News Day Threatens Local Reporters’ Jobs” and before “Chewed Gum Found Stuck To Bottoms of Diego High School Bleachers.”


12 posted on 02/14/2014 12:49:33 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Responsibility2nd

Wouldn’t she have been wearing her Girl Scout uniform? Last time I looked, they didn’t resemble hooker attire. And how does Fox 5 know where the jerk lives?


13 posted on 02/14/2014 12:50:40 PM PST by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: Prole
Just how far into the depths of hell does one end up in for talking to Girl Scouts like this?

I think it would be appropriate to inquire from the sellers regarding how much of the sale goes to promoting or performing abortions.

Also to ask the sellers and the buyers if they are aware that by entering into the transaction they are a party to babies being killed.

14 posted on 02/14/2014 12:52:20 PM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is Obama's Great Leap Forward)
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To: martin_fierro

LOL


15 posted on 02/14/2014 12:52:33 PM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: RinaseaofDs
This is stupid. Politicizing either the BSA or the GSA is a stupid idea.

Agreed...I wonder if the jackwad's name is Jeff Orr?

Our local Boy Scout troop had many discussions about the recent changes, and opted to stay in. Our troop is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus at our church, and there's tremendous parental involvement. Roughly 20% of our scouts earn Eagle Scout, as opposed to 2-3% nationwide.

My son loves it, and he's learning valuable lessons that will prepare him for adulthood.

I respect those who advocate boycotts of the BSA & GSA, but I merely ask that these be handled civilly. Adults berating kids? Not for me. It accomplishes nothing.

16 posted on 02/14/2014 12:52:50 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Okay, is it crazy enough that this warrants a news article...or did someone pull the “completely insane” lever when they freaking sent a news crew to the guy’s home...?

WTH? The guy was a jerk. He didn’t physically harm anyone, and he voiced an opinion that while abrasive, rude, and worthy of a good ass-kicking were “daddy” there to provide it, is still within his constitutional rights.

People are nasty to kids all over the country. Spend a few hours observing some of the “parents” of young children as they wander the aisles of WalMart some evening, and see how hateful and vicious many adults can be to kid...even THEIR OWN kids!

Watch some of the sideline parents at boys sports games, and you’ll learn a few lessons in “jerk-ology.”

Oh, and “mom”...unless you want to completely impair your daughter’s ability to live a normal life, teacher to show some freaking spine, and not jump into the “I’m a victim” game every time some jerk blows his mouth of near hear.

This entire story is freaking ridiculous...and the only “sane” person in the entire thing seems to be the girl. The Jerk, the mother, and the news crew ALL need to get a freaking life!


17 posted on 02/14/2014 12:53:01 PM PST by RavenATB
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To: LouAvul

Agreed - this is shouldn’t be news.

“she said what happened to her Tuesday afternoon at Kiel’s grocery store scared her”.

Granted, I’d shake the hand of a guy who would punch this jerk in the nose, but seriously? She was scared? That’s newsworthy? Heck my daughter should have been in the news multiple times, if that serves as criterion.


18 posted on 02/14/2014 12:53:15 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t mind it. I would rather they stand there and sell the cookies then just expecting the parents to do all the work and sell them at work.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 12:53:55 PM PST by linn37
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To: Responsibility2nd
“He said ‘She looks like a hooker!’” said Cindy’s mother, Melissa Baldan.

I have heard that getting your escort to dress in the short, green Girl Scouts uniform costs quite a bit extra. I've only heard this in passing, mind you.
Seriously. No! Really! I have no first-hand knowledge of this whatsoever. Now...stop that!

20 posted on 02/14/2014 12:55:39 PM 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: Responsibility2nd

Let’s charge him with a hate crime. Mommy should open a facebook page,so she can collect thousands of dollars. Now,we’re all off to ChuckyCheese!


21 posted on 02/14/2014 12:56:26 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-pulls-gun-girl-selling-cookies-article-1.1600624
“California man pulls gun on girl selling cookies door to door”


22 posted on 02/14/2014 12:56:47 PM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: oldbrowser
Yeah, that's exactly what nine and ten year old girls need to be told.

Take issue with the adults who run the program. Leave the kids alone.

23 posted on 02/14/2014 12:59:21 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: linn37

” just expecting the parents to do all the work and sell them at work.”

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When my kids were young and had things to sell my husband refused to sell them at work.They were on their own.

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24 posted on 02/14/2014 1:00:41 PM PST by Mears
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To: martin_fierro
Fox 5 attempted to contact the man at his home, but there was no answer.

They better try REAL SOON to contact the man at his house. Because later will be too late.


25 posted on 02/14/2014 1:02:00 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Both organizations have been hijacked for the Left. Sorry...but I’m a long-time BSA adult leader, and if I had a 11 or 12 year-old today, I wouldn’t even consider putting him in BSA.

BSA stacked the voting to create the outcome they wanted in the “new rule” they implemented in January, and the vast majority of BSA-registered adults were hard-over against it. BSA went against the values of the majority of its families and its adult leaders.

As for GSA, they’ve been political for decades. There are hundreds of stories about how GSA national and regional gatherings are “headlines” by pro-abortion, pro-feminist advocates to push political agendas.

I know hundreds of current and former BSA-member adults who have or had boys who were active in scouting, who also had girls. And I don’t think I could name even a handful of those families who had any positive words for GSA, or who put a daughter in GSA.

My youngest made Eagle rank a few months ago, and he and I are about to resign from BSA. We waited for a few events where our active status had meaning to others in the troop and District to pass, and we have about two weeks left until the last of those events is over. Once we get home from that evening’s activities we’ll be hanging up our Class A uniforms for good, and walking away from BSA for life.

Both of us are looking at Trail Life. After the stunt BSA national pulled with the vote on “alternate lifestyle choices” we’ll never again trust them to operate in the best interest of boys.


26 posted on 02/14/2014 1:03:39 PM PST by RavenATB
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To: Nea Wood
Wouldn’t she have been wearing her Girl Scout uniform? Last time I looked, they didn’t resemble hooker attire.

I can pretty much guarantee somewhere you that out there is slutwear made to look like a Girl Scout uniform. But I don't intend to check.

27 posted on 02/14/2014 1:03:53 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Responsibility2nd

So........
There were no MEN around to teach the son-uv-a-biotch some manners and courtesy?
Truly. some “men” simply NEED and DESERVE a daily azzkicking, just for the fun of it.


28 posted on 02/14/2014 1:04:30 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: LouAvul
Seriously? This made the news?

Everybody loves to play the victim card. "Look at me, look at me, something bad happened to me, I'm a victim. Feel sorry for me. Call the media." They had already filed a police report, so they had called the cops, what did they honestly think calling the media was going to do, other than garner attention and sympathy? What the grumpy old man did was inexcusable, but mom is an attention whore. The lesson she taught her daughter is worse than the verbal abuse she endured. Mom had a perfect opportunity to teach her daughter that there are unpleasant people in this world, and although you sometimes interact with them, you don't have to own their issues or let their issues negatively impact you. Mom had the opportunity to teach her daughter to be a strong, independent-thinking young woman who won't be pushed around by others. Instead, she taught her to be a victim, to be afraid, and to run to somebody else to "tattle" about what happened to her.

29 posted on 02/14/2014 1:05:50 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. *Asterisk.*)
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To: Nea Wood

Not necessarily. Lots of GSA girls simply wear the sash over their regular clothes. Some don’t wear any GSA logo gear at all when they’re peddling cookies outside our local grocery stores and WalMart.


30 posted on 02/14/2014 1:06:12 PM PST by RavenATB
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To: RinaseaofDs

This is stupid. Politicizing either the BSA or the GSA is a stupid idea.

Really? Then the Boy Scouts should not have jumped on the Homosexual Bandwagon and the Girl Scouts should not have gotten in bed with the abortion industry...
You are known by the company you keep..........
Both organization have begun to rapidly lose members because of these actions.......


31 posted on 02/14/2014 1:08:02 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: RavenATB

You and I are in complete agreement on this.


32 posted on 02/14/2014 1:08:31 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. *Asterisk.*)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m not sure what’s age-appropriate with kids these days. If a Scout wants to know why I won’t buy her cookies, I’ll ‘splain it to her adult minder.


33 posted on 02/14/2014 1:08:37 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

LMAO! Where did you find this?


34 posted on 02/14/2014 1:08:52 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I'm tired of the Liberals and their stupidity!)
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To: Hoffer Rand; Dr. Ursus

Yeppers. Look at post 21.

I’d bet good money the FB page is already up and running. With 1,000 likes. Oh. And don’t forget to buy some Girl Scout Cookies.


35 posted on 02/14/2014 1:09:39 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: MrEdd
Because tragically some of the radical feminists who have taken over the girl scouts do indeed dress their unfortunate offspring like prostitutes.

No. Those are the Third Wave Feminists.

The radical feminists dress the daughters like men, or like an asexual creature (think baggy sweatshirts and men's jeans with boots.)

The Third-Wave Feminists dress their daughters like tramps as a way to empowerment.
36 posted on 02/14/2014 1:10:10 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Believe it or not...

Fark.com

It’s an idiot lefty site with the mentality of an 8th grade boy. But they do post some interesting stuff there.


37 posted on 02/14/2014 1:12:05 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Attacking a 13 year old girl is not the answer. Such behavior was ill tempered and unwarranted. And he may have just been a mean old crank and didn't know or give a darn about GSA policies.

You're absolutely correct. It's not the kid's fault that the organizations have turned into leftist shills. I think the mom would have been perfectly justified to claim a fear for the child's safety and TASED the idiot with a few million volts to the family jewels.

38 posted on 02/14/2014 1:13:55 PM PST by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: Mase
Take issue with the adults who run the program. Leave the kids alone.

This is why the marxist/islamists/racists/feminists/abortionists, beat us at every turn.

Nothing is sacred to them. They are busy teaching five year olds about sex.
We dare not say a word to a twelve year old.

That is just too much of a head start to overcome.

39 posted on 02/14/2014 1:16:14 PM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is Obama's Great Leap Forward)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I understand people not wanting to support these organizations. I know I don’t.

But this is not something that should be done.

If you don’t want to buy them, then just walk on. No need to make an obnoxious ass of yourself or be cruel to a young person.


40 posted on 02/14/2014 1:16:20 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“He said ‘She looks like a hooker!’”

I wonder what prompted that --

41 posted on 02/14/2014 1:19:19 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Maybe the guy has seen a bunch of hookers dressed like girl scouts?


42 posted on 02/14/2014 1:20:37 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sherman Logan
I can pretty much guarantee somewhere you that out there is slutwear made to look like a Girl Scout uniform. But I don't intend to check.

Ok, I'll take one for the team.


43 posted on 02/14/2014 1:21:51 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Veggie Todd

Yup.

I try to avoid search terms that imply an interest in underage girls. Some remarkably unpleasant stuff pops up.


44 posted on 02/14/2014 1:24:25 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Veggie Todd

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’d buy cookies from her


45 posted on 02/14/2014 1:25:17 PM PST by RavenATB
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To: Responsibility2nd

I found her Mom’s page. Nothing on there yet....

https://www.facebook.com/melissa.baldan?fref=browse_search

But, I will not be surprised if it is in the works.


46 posted on 02/14/2014 1:27:46 PM PST by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: oldbrowser

I’d donate to the TROOP so not a penny went to GSA headquarters. That way, a message can be given without hurting the girls.

I haven’t seen many outside grocery stores. Since I’m currently not working, I don’t have to decline to buy cookies at the office.


47 posted on 02/14/2014 1:29:31 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: Hoffer Rand
They had already filed a police report, so they had called the cops

I'm having trouble seeing a crime here.

Rudeness, etc., sure. But what's the crime?

48 posted on 02/14/2014 1:30:22 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: martin_fierro

Haha


49 posted on 02/14/2014 1:31:53 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: ozaukeemom

Or maybe....

Maybe the mommy has a lawyer and is fixing to sue the snot out of the creep. (I’m guessing they know who it is, since the news crew went to his house.)

And on the advice of her attorney - she is not publically commenting on this matter amy further.


50 posted on 02/14/2014 1:32:47 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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