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Food Network Reneges on Boy Scout Troop
Citizen Link ^ | 07.22.05 | Aaron Atwood

Posted on 07/23/2005 10:39:02 PM PDT by Coleus

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1 posted on 07/23/2005 10:39:03 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus

candy asses


2 posted on 07/23/2005 10:42:19 PM PDT by hercuroc
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To: Coleus

Corporate America at it's very best...


3 posted on 07/23/2005 10:44:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: Coleus

They can take their FOOD NETWORK, Emeril and the rest of their IMMORAL Asses out of my living room.


4 posted on 07/23/2005 10:45:37 PM PDT by 26lemoncharlie ('Cuntas haereses tu sola interemisti in universo mundo!')
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To: 26lemoncharlie
Emeril and the rest of their IMMORAL Asses out of my living room.

You betchya!

5 posted on 07/23/2005 10:47:16 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: Coleus
As an Eagle Scout myself, I have paid close attention to this issue ever since SCOTUS overturned the Texas anti-sodomy law.

I find it a sad statement of our times when certain adults (i.e. Liberals/Conservatives w/o spines) set a totally confusing example for children. An example where it's pseudo-noble in discriminating against a group that they disagree with rather than supporting that same group that stands by something that they sincerely believe in.

So, don't come to me preaching that crappy cliched "celebrate tolerance & diversity"...

6 posted on 07/23/2005 10:50:43 PM PDT by kromike
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To: concerned about politics

Can't stand Emeril! We like Iron Chef at our house. This is a bad decision on their part. I think it would have made for a great episode. I guess agenda trumps ratings.


7 posted on 07/23/2005 10:51:18 PM PDT by Rippersnapper (Personal accountability doesn't begin and stop with the other person.)
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To: Coleus

My complaint has been sent. Thanks.


8 posted on 07/23/2005 10:54:05 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: Rippersnapper
Giada De Laurentiis makes me think impure thoughts...
9 posted on 07/23/2005 10:56:20 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Talk Nerdy To Me)
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To: Coleus
Separation of church and state is nothing but pc propaganda. They've extended it. Now it's Separation of Church from EVERYTHING.
It has to stop. This is not Communist Red China!
10 posted on 07/23/2005 10:56:47 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: 26lemoncharlie
They can take their FOOD NETWORK, Emeril and the rest of their IMMORAL Asses out of my living room.

BAM!
11 posted on 07/23/2005 10:59:24 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Keith in Iowa
Giada De Laurentiis makes me think impure thoughts...

Who is that?

12 posted on 07/23/2005 11:00:53 PM PDT by Rippersnapper (Personal accountability doesn't begin and stop with the other person.)
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To: Rippersnapper

>> Who is that?

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/hosts_celebrity_chefs/article/0,1974,FOOD_9889_1842136,00.html


13 posted on 07/23/2005 11:03:50 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Talk Nerdy To Me)
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To: Keith in Iowa

This is one of those things that just needs to be chained emailed to everyone you know so that Food Network gets the point. There is probably one flaming executive up the ladder the blocked the whole thing and thats causing the problem (although I have sorta wondered if a few of those chefs were gay).


14 posted on 07/23/2005 11:06:03 PM PDT by Boogieman69
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To: Rippersnapper
Can't stand Emeril!

I can't, either, for some reason. For some reason, it's annoying the way his audience cheers when he does nothing.

"Now, let's add a pinch of salt. Actually, how about even more salt?"



We like Iron Chef at our house.

I like it, but I wish the Japanese version was all in Japanese with dubbing. It's still kind of fun dubbed, though. I also like Unwrapped. The only beef with Unwrapped was their "holiday" episode, where they managed to get through the entire thing only saying the word "Christmas" once, but they had no problem devoting a segment to Kwanzaa. For the record, the only utterance of the C-word was when talking about candy Christmas trees.
15 posted on 07/23/2005 11:08:29 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Coleus
It's probably because they're new show, from the recent contest "Next FoodTV Star", is Soup To Nuts, with Steve and Dan.

-PJ

16 posted on 07/23/2005 11:08:51 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Coleus

The leftist agenda is out of control.


17 posted on 07/23/2005 11:09:57 PM PDT by Tempest
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To: Boogieman69
It's the new and improved PC rule. Separation of Church and .... everything!
18 posted on 07/23/2005 11:10:34 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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"It went to Scripps for a rubber stamp but got shot down at corporate approval," Maher explained. "Scripps was unwilling to work with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the Boy Scouts' position—policies which they perceive are the Boy Scouts' discriminatory practices on gays."

It looks like Scripps has its own discriminatory practices, against the Boy Scouts of America.

19 posted on 07/23/2005 11:14:18 PM PDT by judgeandjury
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To: Keith in Iowa



I have a tremendous urge to nurse .....


20 posted on 07/23/2005 11:17:24 PM PDT by 26lemoncharlie ('Cuntas haereses tu sola interemisti in universo mundo!')
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To: Rastus
"For some reason, it's annoying the way his audience cheers when he does nothing. "

His use of large quantities of garlic, hot sauce, or booze seems to cause the most audience excitement - as if they are shocking or naughty substances. That has grown tiresome.

21 posted on 07/23/2005 11:19:09 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: Coleus

Well, so much for the Texas BBQ's I loved drooling over...sent in my complaint, forwarded it to all in my address book! To he** with them.


22 posted on 07/23/2005 11:19:27 PM PDT by Ros42
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To: Boogieman69

I agree. If you post contact info, we'll let our thots be known.


23 posted on 07/23/2005 11:25:00 PM PDT by bboop
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To: concerned about politics
"It's the new and improved PC rule. Separation of Church and .... everything!"

I've been a big Food Network fan but I think that I'll tune out and read the Bible instead; far more enriching than watching Bobby Flay pretend to be an authority on Southwestern cooking or barbecue (he seems to know how to "grill" but not barbecue.)

Would they ever allow someone from New Mexico to be presented on multiple shows as the authority on New York deli food? ;-) Probably not.

24 posted on 07/23/2005 11:26:56 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: Coleus

So long "30 Minute Meals" and "Everyday Italian." The Food Network was one of the very few things I watched, but no longer.


25 posted on 07/23/2005 11:43:09 PM PDT by pops88 (Geek Chick Parachutist Over Phorty)
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To: Coleus

The only E.W. Scripps executive likely to have an axe to grind with the Boy Scouts must be an angry and frustrated pederast.

Seriously, who else would sign-off on such a bizarre temper tantrum?


26 posted on 07/23/2005 11:50:24 PM PDT by angkor
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To: angkor

The folks at Scripps seem to have their fudge packed a bit too tight.


27 posted on 07/24/2005 12:30:01 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (J.Y. Chen, Chinese paleontologist)
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Can anyone find and post ALL companies that this E.W. scripts is in charge of or has any influence on them?

Maybe we can get our list together and find out new products to buy from companies that do support the BSA.

This stuff is just disgusting. It makes me sick. If you ever listen to any old time radio programs you will here how the USA has changed. They used to support BSA and would let the owner of Kraft come on each year to give a Christmas speach.

If you ever get a chance to listen to the Great Gildersleeve. Do it. I have every episode that I know of and it is a great show that has a lot of humor but also has many lessons for kids and young families alike.


28 posted on 07/24/2005 1:14:05 AM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: Coleus

Are all the cable networks being taken over or something?


29 posted on 07/24/2005 1:19:58 AM PDT by I_dmc
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To: Rippersnapper
I guess agenda trumps ratings.

Maybe it does, but we won't be watching their network in my house until the Boy Scouts are on...maybe never.

30 posted on 07/24/2005 1:22:33 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (Grant no power to government you would not want your worst enemies to wield against you.)
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To: Coleus

The competition to add a new show to Food Network was just recently won by a couple of gay guys. I guess they don't believe in diversity by including the Boy Scouts.

I thought Home & Garden Television had gotten unwatchable because it has been invaded by mostly gays. Now the Food Network is following in their footsteps.

I think I'll just turn it all off and go for a walk (which is better for my health anyway).

I just finished emailing them tonight because of a show done by Mariel Hemmingway in CUBA where her grandfather lived for a while. She made it sound as if it was a fantastic place to live. In fact, she said that she "hoped" the Cuban people could pull their country out of it's "hard times" it was having lately. I was furious! What a dumb*ss.


comments@foodtv.com


31 posted on 07/24/2005 1:39:36 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Rippersnapper

Cat Cora is a PC Iron Chef..


32 posted on 07/24/2005 2:35:35 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Coleus

I guess the Food Network can't deal with real manly cooking, as opposed to some of the candy asses they have on.


33 posted on 07/24/2005 2:53:11 AM PDT by JRios1968 (The C-5 Galaxy (http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?fsID=84)...sometimes, size DOES matter!)
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To: Coleus

the next iron chef america:
the boy scouts vs the two new fags they hired
secret ingredient: foot long weiners
one caveat for the gay boys you could only use them for cooking


34 posted on 07/24/2005 3:11:44 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: kcvl
I agree about HGTV. I can't stand the way they try to "normalize" homosexuals on that network. It was my favorite channel, but now I can't stand their social agenda. The corporation must be infested and they are trying to "enlighten" us with their homosexual agenda.

Contact Info:
http://www.scripps.com
Corporate Headquarters
312 Walnut Street
2800 Scripps Center
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-977-3000
Fax: 513-977-3721
corpcomm@scripps.com

Scripps owns:
DIY Network
Fine Living
Food Network
Great American Country (GAC)
Home & Garden Television
HGTVPro.com
KJRH, Ch. 2, Tulsa, OK
KMCI, Ch.38, Lawrence, KS
KNXV, Ch. 15, Phoenix, AZ
KSHB, Ch. 41, Kansas City, MO
WCPO, Ch. 9, Cincinnati, OH
WEWS, Ch. 5, Cleveland, OH
WFTS, Ch. 28, Tampa, FL
WMAR, Ch. 2, Baltimore, MD
WPTV, Ch. 5, West Palm Beach, FL
WXYZ, Ch. 7, Detroit, MI

35 posted on 07/24/2005 3:29:46 AM PDT by BloomNTn
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To: Coleus

Food Network's loss.


36 posted on 07/24/2005 3:40:34 AM PDT by hershey
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To: BloomNTn
More Scripp Companies...

Shop At Home Network

Abilene Reporter-News
The Albuquerque Tribune
Anderson Independent-Mail
Birmingham Post-Herald
The Cincinnati Post
The Kentucky Post (an edition)
The Commercial Appeal
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Daily Camera (Boulder)
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Evansville Courier & Press
The Gleaner (Henderson, Ky.)
The Knoxville News-Sentinel
Naples Daily News
Bonita Daily News (an edition)
Port St. Lucie News
Redding Record Searchlight
San Angelo Standard-Times
The Stuart News
The Tribune (Ft. Pierce)
The Kitsap Sun
Ventura County Star
Vero Beach Press Journal
Wichita Falls Times Record News
The Courier (Jupiter)
The Sebastian Sun
Marco Island Eagle
Blount Today
Scripps Howard News Service

37 posted on 07/24/2005 4:03:20 AM PDT by BloomNTn
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To: Coleus
The Food Netwrok has shown people cooking from church, such as Polish ladies making cabbage rolls from a Catholic Church.

This was a calculated intolernat political move by the suits at e.w. scripps.

38 posted on 07/24/2005 4:11:46 AM PDT by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: Coleus
I spent 7 years in the Scouting organization growing up and my sons about the same. Never in all those years did religion and other social issues play a major role. Sure, we said a prayer now and then and always pledged allegiance to God and country and stood at attention when the national anthem was played (no more than we already did in school or at your average baseball game). We didn't sit around worrying about who was homosexual or any of that nonsense.

Scouting was all about camping, getting merit badges and doing things for the community. We learned how to properly whittle wood, start a campfire, use a compass, etc., etc. We used to go around Saturday mornings picking up trash in run-down neighborhoods and blazing trails in the nearby woods.

As for homosexuality, it's only an issue in Scouting because pedophiles and other deviants are attracted to the organization because of all the boys. When I was growing up, I remember at least two Scout leaders who were bounced out because they tried to get too close to the boys. It's not that the Scouts have a vendetta against homosexuals, they are just trying to protect their members. Is that such a bad things?

All this Scouting backlash by the media is a bunch of nonsense. Scouts are discriminated against far more than they discriminate against others.

39 posted on 07/24/2005 4:19:57 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (Need a Waffle House in Massachusetts)
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To: Coleus

They banned the boyscouts so I just banned them from my home! You will be missed!


40 posted on 07/24/2005 4:19:58 AM PDT by ruffisthudpucker (enjoy!)
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To: Coleus
Here's my post to FoodNetwork at THIS site. Why not stop by, and let them know that if they do not need what is good in America, and cannot be tolerant themselves as they demand "Tolerance" for THEIR crappy ideas and opinions...the We as America do not need them!

My e-mail is as follows...

Congratulations....now that your PC Idiots have screwed over the Boy Scouts, not only will I ban your network from my house, I will be PERSONALLY leading the charge to have yor FCC License pulled for YOUR discriminatory act towards the Boy Scouts, AND will be contacting My Reps and Senators to have FED Law come down on you! Oh, lets not forget the SPONSORS that will get a PUBLIC boycotting like you have NEVER seen! Thanks for providing such a convenient list and link to them...(LINK to them here...down on the left.)

See, the Boy Scouts have the LAW on their side, as a PRIVATE organization, they can and DO maintain standards...unlike your "Iron Chefs" Bobby Flay and Mario Battali...who managed to let their own politics spill into THEIR restaraunts (Pro-Kerry). I guess THAT was OK with you....that they could piss off their own clients and thus reflect badly on YOUR network was ok, huh?

In case you are clueless as to what the problem is....read this.

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""Food Network Reneges on Boy Scout Troop" "

by Aaron Atwood, assistant editor

TV's Food Network takes Boy Scout idea off the table.

When the Food Network asked "How do you Iron Chef?" on its Web site, Boy Scout Troop 99 of Colorado Springs responded. They were accepted—then rejected because they pledge to "being morally straight."

The troop had been doing Iron Chef competitions at campouts and Scoutmaster Dave Maher thought a vignette of his troop cooking up a storm would make a great promo for the company.

The competition gives two chefs an identical cache of food and challenges each to outdo the other in creativity and taste. Maher's crew takes cooking seriously and had the Boy Scout version of the popular TV program down to a science. Maher said some of the food threw the Scouts for a loop.

"One of the foods I put in initially was an eggplant," Maher said. "A lot had never seen it before."

Maher answered the casting call and the producers responded. In a few weeks Maher was discussing with the show's staff the logistics of hauling cameras to its next campout. Would there be electricity? Do you need parking? What date works best?

The excitement faded when Food Network producers took the idea to parent company, E.W. Scripps.

"It went to Scripps for a rubber stamp but got shot down at corporate approval," Maher explained. "Scripps was unwilling to work with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the Boy Scouts' position—policies which they perceive are the Boy Scouts' discriminatory practices on gays."

This isn't the first time BSA has been singled out for a perceived anti-gay agenda. Several lawsuits have been brought against the nearly century-old organization by the American Civil Liberties Union in recent years. In fact, Congress is getting involved after the Department of Defense balked at allowing Boy Scouts to use military facilities. As Scouts from around the world converged on Fort A.P. Hill, Va. for the 2005 National Scout Jamboree, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., took to the floor of the Senate to propose the Support Our Scouts Act 2005.

"This legislation . . . is necessary to press back on the lawsuits that seek to sever the ties between our military, which has hosted the Boy Scout Jamboree on its bases, and the Boy Scouts of America," he said. "America's youth can learn so much from the men and women in uniform today: love of country, commitment to values, sacrifice for others. It is simply wrongheaded to conclude that Pentagon support of the Boy Scouts of America violates the establishment clause. It is time to return some common sense to the courts."

The lawsuits stem from the unabashed religious thread woven through BSA policy. In 2002 the Executive Board of BSA issued a resolution stating, "(T)he national officers agree with the report that 'duty to God is not a mere ideal for those choosing to associate with the Boy Scouts of America; it is an obligation,' which has defined good character for youth of Scouting age throughout Scouting's 92-year history and that the Boy Scouts of America has made a commitment 'to provide faith-based values to its constituency in a respectful manner.' "

The resolution continued in waters where many politically correct are unwilling to tread: "WHEREAS the national officers further agree that homosexual conduct is inconsistent with the traditional values espoused in the Scout Oath and Law and that an avowed homosexual cannot serve as a role model for the values of the Oath and Law."

The Scripps decision to nix the Boy Scouts' campout would have little consequence had it only affected Maher. However, Forrest Eaglin, a 12-year-old Tenderfoot in Troop 99 had to come to terms with the fact that he wasn't considered worth being on TV because of the oath he'd taken.

"I was really amazed (at being on the Food Network) because this has pretty much never happened in the troop," he said. "Everybody was thrilled." But when they got the message that the deal was off?

"I felt really disappointed. We were, like, all excited to have them come and film us. It really bummed us out."

Eaglin will still go on the July camping trip. He's excited because he has earned enough rank to sleep in his own tent. But the Food Network will miss the opportunity to show what America truly values—not the Iron Chef—the Iron Will."

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See...these kids do NOT need you...but you most DEFINITELY need them...their demographic...and don't forget the PARENTS AND FAMILIES and Friends that will now join in this.

Your PC Days and attitudes are so pre 9/11, and so reflective of that arrogant Bubble of a city called New York....here's to hoping that smart celebs like Alton Brown and Paula Dean will realize that working with you taints them, and ultimately...they don't NEED you!

41 posted on 07/24/2005 4:26:17 AM PDT by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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To: DoughtyOne; Coleus
The excitement faded when Food Network producers took the idea to parent company, E.W. Scripps.

"It went to Scripps for a rubber stamp but got shot down at corporate approval," Maher explained. "Scripps was unwilling to work with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the Boy Scouts' position—policies which they perceive are the Boy Scouts' discriminatory practices on gays."

Homosexual executive at E.W. Scripps shot it down. That's how gays like to work politically. Behind the scenes, nastily, snarking at all the stupid breeders as they stick the knife in them.

A hundred years from now, the BSA will still be around, and the guys at E. W. Scripps who weaseled them will be crackling in hell.

42 posted on 07/24/2005 4:40:08 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: concerned about politics
It's the new and improved PC rule. Separation of Church and .... everything!

It's gay vindictiveness, one of the most potent varieties.

The BSA actually stood up to them and won, all the way up to the Supreme Court -- now they'll pay.

This tells you something more important about the gay "movement" than anything that was written in the court briefs and opinions.

43 posted on 07/24/2005 4:44:17 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: kcvl
"...a show done by Mariel Hemmingway in CUBA where her grandfather lived for a while."

I watched about 10 mins of that and when it was clear that it was nothing but a puff-piece with no regard for the fact that those folks live under a dictatorship, it was time to change the channel.

44 posted on 07/24/2005 4:48:42 AM PDT by Sam's Army (Would the Professionally Offended just go home and get drunk, or something?"--Tax-chick)
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To: BookaT
Can anyone find and post ALL companies that this E.W. scripts is in charge of or has any influence on them?

Check my post here

In the link to their sponsors, on that page there is also a link to all the Scripps shows and family (perverted post-nuclear as it is).

Time to saddle up and ride on this one FReepers....if you live your life in a public arena, then by G_D the PUBLIC has a Right to Know just where you stand...and then WE can decide that THEY do not meet OUR standards!

Oh, and I guess that using our PUBLIC AIRWAVES to PROMOTE a Gay Lifestyle (Soup to Nuts with Steve and Dan....the GAY COOKS!) and having Flay and Battalli insulting Bush supporters in their restaraunts wasn't a "bad reflection" on Food Network, huh?

"BZZZT! WRONG, Try again Dumba$$!"

45 posted on 07/24/2005 4:48:49 AM PDT by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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46 posted on 07/24/2005 4:51:27 AM PDT by FlJoePa (Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.)
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To: little jeremiah; EdReform; DirtyHarryY2K; Clint N. Suhks

ping.


47 posted on 07/24/2005 4:52:51 AM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: SamAdams76
It's not that the Scouts have a vendetta against homosexuals, they are just trying to protect their members. Is that such a bad things?

Not at all. But I think the introduction of the argument about family and religious values was deemed necessary by the BSA's attorneys, because of the nature of the attack mounted against BSA by Lambda Legal Defense, the gay lawyering group, in the James Dale case. James Dale was carefully forum-shopped (all these "anti-gay discrimination" cases are) to New Jersey, because New Jersey's state supreme court was known to be very liberal. The BSA basically argued that they were a private, church-affiliated organization (so many of their troops, as you know, are church-sponsored), so that they could validly claim First Amendment protection from Lambda's petition to the State of New Jersey to force "gay-friendly" values on BSA, with a claim that BSA "discriminated" against homosexuals on unsupportable grounds. Don't ask me to explain why protection of the boys from predatory pederasts can't be supported in the law.

All this Scouting backlash by the media is a bunch of nonsense.

No, it's part of the press campaign for homosexuals. They have been actively campaigning on behalf of "gay rights" for over 15 years. In 1994 or so, Jonathan Alter wrote an essay in his magazine -- I think he writes for Newsweek -- in which he listed all the press campaigns that were in progress at the time (antismoking, pro-abortion, etc., etc.), along the way to asking his media fellows to keep the list manageable, lest they lose their focus and their ability to influence the public. Alter's campaign list included the homosexuality campaign.

48 posted on 07/24/2005 5:03:27 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: lentulusgracchus; Clint N. Suhks; Bryan; scripter; ArGee; RonF
Bump and ping.
49 posted on 07/24/2005 5:05:35 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: Rippersnapper
"you gotta call your cable company and get smellivision"
"I don't know about your...but my don't come seasoned"
Slicing a tomato does not beget windchime music and who is Doc Gibbs anyway and does anybody care?
What's with the white socks? You look like the dishwasher not the chef.
Portuguese ingenuity?
Lame, old, cliche's.

They aren't pee cans, they're peckahnns.
They aren't praw lenes, they're pray lenes.
(OK it can be pronouced both ways. Try it.)
Stop putting adding an r to every word that ends with an A. I.e. it's CUBA it's not Cuburr, it's pasta not pastar.
50 posted on 07/24/2005 6:06:09 AM PDT by Smartaleck
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