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Scouts' sales tactic outside ACLU becomes pop smash
http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD/MGArticle/RTD_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031779729194 ^

Posted on 12/16/2004 11:43:50 PM PST by Ellesu

After radio celebrity plugs Chesterfield troop's booth, popcorn orders top $28,000 A friendly jab at the American Civil Liberties Union has turned into a financial bonanza for a tiny nine-member Boy Scout troop from Chesterfield County. Troop 828, with an unexpected boost on Wednesday from nationally syndicated talk show host Glenn Beck, watched its struggling popcorn sales explode. Scouts at a downtown booth had to call for fresh supplies. A Web site was flooded with orders from buyers in 39 states. At last count, sales had topped $28,000. That set a record for the Boy Scouts' Heart of Virginia Council.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aclu; boyscouts; bsa; bsalist; glennbeck; richmond; unitedway; vaaclu

1 posted on 12/16/2004 11:43:52 PM PST by Ellesu
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To: Ellesu

And United way is singing the blues, at least here in Alaska.

The did the office donations drive, and everyone in our office asked the poor lady if UW gave to the boy scouts. She said no, and they said no. She said she's getting a lot of that.
(Its not her fault, she has a son who is a Scout, its just a job for her).


2 posted on 12/16/2004 11:48:16 PM PST by konaice
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To: Ellesu

Good for the Boy Scouts.


3 posted on 12/16/2004 11:50:41 PM PST by squidward
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To: konaice
And United Way is singing the blues, at least here in Alaska.

United Way should have been singing the blues after 9/11. Those rotten SOBs were taking donations under the guise of helping 9/11 survivors and instead were funnelling the money into their pet projects...one of which being their anti-Second Amendment activities.

4 posted on 12/16/2004 11:52:31 PM PST by Prime Choice (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ...And if you can't be good, be careful.)
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To: konaice
And United way is singing the blues

Not only in Alaska. The company I work for isn't real hard core about United Way, but we are a big company and United Way was making a hard pitch not to make targeted donations this year (I forget the official term for it). Many people are making donations but forbidding the donation be spent on Planned Parenthood and other non-family friendly causes. It's killing them.

5 posted on 12/16/2004 11:54:47 PM PST by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: konaice

The United way should move its entire operation to France or Sweden. Americans are fed up with their liberal swill.

Give to the Salvation Army instead.


6 posted on 12/16/2004 11:56:38 PM PST by Bullish
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To: Bullish

We all need to use our imaginations about defunding the left and their financial supporters. Free Republic is the best forum to keep us all informed on how to best do that..don't watch Network News..cancel subscribtions..boycott companies..and make it visible.
I keep filling out hotel request cards with request for Fox in foreign locations.
Plus we need to support the Scouts and others who have suffered under ACLU etc attacks.


7 posted on 12/17/2004 12:00:26 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Oldexpat
....don't watch Network News..cancel subscribtions..boycott companies..and make it visible.

I've been doing just that for years now.

And don't ever buy left wing newspapers like the NY or LA times. And when they call you to get you to subscribe, let them know, in no uncertain terms, why they're not welcome in your home.

8 posted on 12/17/2004 12:04:37 AM PST by Bullish
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To: Ellesu
"And at one of our Monday night meetings, they decided that it would be real cool to sell popcorn in front of the ACLU...."

A big round of applause for these scouts. (If you are a true scout parent, you will know what action to make.) I am grateful my two boys are Cub Scouts and have their eyes set on Eagle.

9 posted on 12/17/2004 12:19:55 AM PST by Ruth A.
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To: Glenn
Many people are making donations but forbidding the donation be spent on Planned Parenthood and other non-family friendly causes.

Excuse me, but there is no way to make a "targeted" donation. If people in your company are falling for that, lead me to your purchasing agent. I have some great products to sell to your company.

Whatever an organization gets in for other so called targeted donations frees up money from the rest of the budget for the objectionable activities. The only way to hurt a charity you do not agree with is deny it any funds for any purpose until it changes its objectionable ways.

10 posted on 12/17/2004 12:32:50 AM PST by BJungNan (Did you call your congressmen to tell them to stop funding the ACLU? 202 224 3121)
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To: BJungNan
Excuse me, but there is no way to make a "targeted" donation.

You are, of course, completely wrong. But don't let that stop you from pontificating.

11 posted on 12/17/2004 12:38:13 AM PST by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: Prime Choice

Your post was heartening. It was nice to see people haven't forgotten about what those fudges were pulling with the incredible sums that flew into their coffers.


12 posted on 12/17/2004 12:43:20 AM PST by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: Bullish

I can't for the life of me understand how Linda Chao was ever associated with this group of charlatans.


13 posted on 12/17/2004 12:57:51 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham (Why did it take me so long to come up with a new tag-line, huh?! What's up with that?)
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To: Glenn

He's absolutely correct. Targeted donations are a scam. All the charity does is shift funds provided by other, non-targeted donations to adjust for those that are targeted, to get donations where the CHARITY wants them to go in the proportion it wants them to go.

Anyone that buys the targeting pap from these charities should understand that it is total BS.


14 posted on 12/17/2004 1:25:22 AM PST by vrwcregistered
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To: Glenn
You are, of course, completely wrong. But don't let that stop you from pontificating.

If you are going to target a donation why go through a middleman? Just give directly to the charity of your choice.

15 posted on 12/17/2004 1:34:20 AM PST by CharacterCounts
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Too bad Target has banned Salvation Army bell ringers, because there is no other way to give them money.

And I would go to church, if only they sent a free shuttle to my house to pick me up


16 posted on 12/17/2004 1:45:55 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: Glenn

"You are, of course, completely wrong. But don't let that stop you from pontificating"


He of course was completely right. If you give to United Way , you are giving to EVERYTHING United Way supports. Targeted or not , your money goes to the general fund.


17 posted on 12/17/2004 1:51:26 AM PST by Figment (Ich bin ein Jesuslander)
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To: KneelBeforeZod

try www.thesalarmy.com


18 posted on 12/17/2004 1:55:37 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (I'm from North Dakota and I'm all FOR Global Warming!)
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To: Glenn

Virginia, under the Democrat Mark Warner, has renamed the United Way "The Commonwealth Campaign" so all stste employees get delivered notices to contribute to "State causes".

Why do Democrats find it so easy to lie, obscure, spin and obfuscate?


19 posted on 12/17/2004 1:56:27 AM PST by chemainus
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To: Glenn

Dear Glen,

You obviously have no experience with "Charities". Believe me, from the MS Society to the bogus Red Cross and certainly the PC leftist "United Way" the most highly publicized "charities" are to be kind " ineffective" and to be more truthful, corrupt, self-serving and leftist.

I have served on the boards of several of them.


20 posted on 12/17/2004 2:01:35 AM PST by chemainus
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To: Glenn
You are, of course, completely wrong. But don't let that stop you from pontificating.

No pontificating here. Tell me how I am wrong.

21 posted on 12/17/2004 2:02:45 AM PST by BJungNan (Did you call your congressmen to tell them to stop funding the ACLU? 202 224 3121)
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To: Glenn

What's wrong with this statement?

Whatever an organization gets in for other so called targeted donations frees up money from the rest of the budget for the objectionable activities.


22 posted on 12/17/2004 2:05:54 AM PST by BJungNan (Did you call your congressmen to tell them to stop funding the ACLU? 202 224 3121)
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To: KneelBeforeZod

SA has a healthy local mail charity system,(I send my money directly to them.) You may write a check and go to the nearest supported location to drop it off. Do a little research.


23 posted on 12/17/2004 2:36:24 AM PST by Banjoguy ("The business of the Church is business"......)
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To: Ellesu
At our pack meeting last night we received new that they have exceeded over $50K now!!! GO SCOUTS!!!
24 posted on 12/17/2004 2:52:58 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: CharacterCounts

"Just give directly to the charity of your choice."

Exactly right.

Everytime I go grocery shopping during the Christmas Season, I drop at least a buck, if not a five spot, in the SA bucket. When I write checks for charities, I scour lists of charities and usually decide on 2-3 each year, then send off a check directly to those charity. Middlemen are not needed.


25 posted on 12/17/2004 3:44:01 AM PST by NCPAC (Social Darwinists Unite!)
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To: CharacterCounts

Precisely--It is best to give to the charity you want to actually receive the money and not to a middle man whose overhead costs are almost criminal (like the CEO skimming big bucks a couple years ago) and whose policies you may diagree with.


26 posted on 12/17/2004 3:45:14 AM PST by rod1 (uired 4 more hours).)
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To: KneelBeforeZod
Too bad Target has banned Salvation Army bell ringers, because there is no other way to give them money.

And I would go to church, if only they sent a free shuttle to my house to pick me up

You forgot to add: (sarcasm off) !

27 posted on 12/17/2004 3:51:33 AM PST by pageonetoo (I could name them, but you'll spot their posts soon enough.)
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To: Ellesu; iceskater; xyz123; Mudboy Slim; Corin Stormhands; jla; Flora McDonald; GeorgeW23225; ...

$20 of that $28,000 came from the Stormhands' household. Glad I could help.


28 posted on 12/17/2004 4:23:24 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (CHRISTmas: One season. One reason.)
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To: Calpernia; Velveeta; GunnyBob

Ping to good news.

The ACLU lost to the Boy Scouts fund drive.....


29 posted on 12/17/2004 5:28:16 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (Today, please pray for God's miracle, we are not going to make it without him.)
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To: nw_arizona_granny; KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; Revel; Velveeta; Viking2002; backhoe; ...

Great news for the Scouts Ping!


30 posted on 12/17/2004 6:33:08 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Corin Stormhands

It's $20 well spent.
And it's great popcorn, too.


31 posted on 12/17/2004 6:35:49 AM PST by iceskater (The UN Oil for Food scandal has cost our troops their lives. Time for Kofi to go.)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham
I can't for the life of me understand how Linda Chao was ever associated with this group of charlatans.

I believe that the Labor Secretary is Elaine Chao, nominated after Linda Chavez withdrew.

32 posted on 12/17/2004 6:46:57 AM PST by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Hopefully, this troop started a nationwide trend. There is motivation to give the wronged extra support when he takes his cause into the belly of the beast.


33 posted on 12/17/2004 7:07:52 AM PST by Ligeia
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To: Ellesu

Related threads:

Boy Scouts raise funds outside of ACLU HQ in VA
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1301886/posts
(Includes photos and after action report)


Boy Scouts raise funds outside ACLU
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1301716/posts


34 posted on 12/17/2004 7:13:09 AM PST by Ligeia
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To: nw_arizona_granny; Calpernia

I LOVE this!

GO Boy Scouts!

The chocolate carmel popcorn is to die for...


35 posted on 12/17/2004 7:24:46 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the ping!


36 posted on 12/17/2004 7:47:53 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Calpernia

Heck yeah!


37 posted on 12/17/2004 10:47:42 AM PST by ArmyBratproud (Ashcroft and Evans served us well....Can't Thank them enough)
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To: jimfree
Oops.

Somehow I conflated the first and last names of both women.

I guess I must've been thinking back to the time when both were contributors to that PBS chat show, To The Contrary.

38 posted on 12/17/2004 3:38:55 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham (Why did it take me so long to come up with a new tag-line, huh?! What's up with that?)
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To: Glenn

"Excuse me, but there is no way to make a "targeted" donation.

You are, of course, completely wrong. But don't let that stop you from pontificating."

When you target your donation they only shift someone else's
untargeted" monies to other questionnable destinations to achieve the same distribution goals.


39 posted on 12/17/2004 3:39:24 PM PST by George from New England
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