Skip to comments.Girl Scout Cookies Boycott Called by National Action Against Obesity
Posted on 02/21/2007 3:25:57 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084
New York, NY (PRWeb) February 19, 2007 -- www.actionagainstobesity.com -- As America's child and adult obesity figures rise, National Action Against Obesity (NAAO), calls for a boycott of the reported $700 million in Girl Scout Cookies sold annually.
Profiting off cookies -- it's the wrong message, the wrong product and the wrong era. Girl Scouts have an economic, medical and moral imperative to dump junk food as their $700 million fundraising source. NAAO would like the Girl Scouts to commit to a 5-year plan transitioning away from junk food as the organization's primary fundraiser "Girl Scout Cookies are high-calorie, high-sugar, high in saturated fat and nearly devoid of nutrition. Using young girls as a front to push millions of cookies onto an already bloated population further exacerbates an alarming crisis, no matter how cute the uniforms are," said NAAO President MeMe Roth. "The Girl Scouts sell up to 200 million boxes yearly -- that's about one box for every overweight American."
Girl Scouts of the USA have a flawed business model in direct conflict with their posted mission statement -- 'Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.' "Profiting off cookies -- it's the wrong message, the wrong product and the wrong era. Girl Scouts have an economic, medical and moral imperative to dump junk food as their $700 million fundraising source. NAAO would like the Girl Scouts to commit to a 5-year plan transitioning away from junk food as the organization's primary fundraiser," continued Roth.
NAAO suggests Girl Scouts look to Boy Scouts as a model -- they're known for community service, unlike Girl Scouts singularly identified with baked goods. "Do your good deed -- while Girl Scout Cookies are on sale through March, smile at the children, offer a donation, but leave those cookies behind."
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Here's an idea: Don't eat SO MANY of them! Banning cookies is probably easier than actually promoting physical fitness. Not that anyone should have to promote physical fitness. Looking at one's self after stepping out of the shower should be a good indication as to whether or not being more physically active would be optional or necessary.
Don't do it...you have a great thread going...don't ruin it.
Note to self: Buy 3 extra boxes this year.
A lot of media people follow our threads...don't screw it up with fake posts.
You're gonna LOVE this one! :)
"As America's child and adult obesity figures rise, National Action Against Obesity (NAAO), calls for a boycott of the reported $700 million in Girl Scout Cookies sold annually."
Yeah, well, tell that to my 57 year-old husband who couldn't resist the adorable blonde-haired, blue-eyed angel who hit him up for "Thin Mints" last weekend (with her equally as beautiful mother carefully watching). I managed to refuse to open the door in the interest of our health the weekend before, but the big baby couldn't resist a "Thin Mint" from such an angelic face, if he were told he'd be excommunicated from the Church for it.
Not only are the cookies wonderful, but the salespeople are irresistable.
Hands off my Do-Si-Dos!!
How do you think she looks as sexy as she does?
From not eating lots of cookies, or from taking care of herself, staying physically active?
Why not suggest people take care of themselves instead of trying to punish cookie manufacturers?
And here I was, boycotting them anyways because of their liberal agenda (which had included inviting Planned Parenthood and other feminist speakers at their national meetings).
Provided the jacka$$e$ can catch me. I've trained as a triathlete for the past three years. Run, bike, swim three times a week, or more. I wonder what they do to stay fit.
When they came for the drinkers during Prohibition, I did not speak out, as I was not a drinker.
When they came for the employees of the oldest profession in the world, I did not speak out, as I had no interest in purchasing sex.
When they came for the purveyors of what was deemed to be "obscene" or "offensive", I did not speak out, as I was not a fan of entertainers like Lenny Bruce or Howard Stern.
When they came to ban the female mammary gland from TV, I did not speak out, because Brian Boitano told me not to.
When they came for the marijuana smokers, I did not speak out, as I was not a marijuana smoker.
When they came for the steroid users, I did not speak out, as I was not a steroid user.
When they came for the pornographers, I did not speak out, as I was not a pornographer.
When they came for the people who don't wear seatbelts, I did not speak out, as I always wore my seatbelt.
When they came for the gun owners, I did not speak out, as I was not a gun owner.
When they came for the gamblers, I did not speak out, as I was not a gambler.
When they came for the cigarette smokers, I did not speak out, as I was not a smoker.
When they came for the overweight and the obese, I did not speak out, as I was not overweight or obese.
When they came for the drinkers (again), I did not speak out, as I was not a drinker.
Then they came for me...and there was nobody left to speak out.
You're right. I said something critical about someone from ABC News and they signed up here on FR and then chewed me out in a FReepmail. LOL.
Wait a minute. I thought we were all supposed to boycott the Boy Scouts because they're a right-wing homophobic hate group. How are we supposed to keep all these boycotts straight?
That's the ticket, have Girl Scouts going door-to-door with carrot and celery sticks. They'll go broke within a year, but those who know better will be happy harpies.
Cookies do make the world a better place! Idiots
Why don't they call for a ban of their beloved Starbucks and and other coffee boutiques? Lattes and Cappachinos are not exactly health food, just "beautiful people" food.
Yep...I have two crocodile scars across my chest from breast cancer.
I believe I can ask people not to smoke around me.
Oh yeah, the Girl Scouts should sell giant tubs of chocolate-covered popcorn instead.
I say this is the fake article.
I know...just trying to help Eric out.
...and he ripped me....
Mmmmmm, thin mints!
Too late MeMe, bought my cookies from my granddaughter.
And they can tell you "go away".
"NAAO suggests Girl Scouts look to Boy Scouts as a model"
Boy Scouts sell caramel corn. I bought some last year. It was pretty good.
Yes Yes with whole milk!
You completely miss the point...this yahoo was going to post "fake" news stories on this site. I asked him not to do that, because many times FR threads are taken seriously in the media.
Do you even read threads before you post?
Aside from the somewhat bizarre association you've made that breast cancer and smoking might have some relationship... you're perfectly welcome to ask people not to smoke around you. Sometimes.
What you're *not* welcome to do is to insist that people not smoke in places where you are not. You're also not welcome to push this little smoke-free bubble you live in around everywhere and inflict your smokelessness on others just for the fun of it.
You also have a completely free choice not to go places where people might be smoking.
I have been boycotting Girl Scout cookies for the last few years after I heard that Move America Forward had purchased many thousands of dollars worth to send to the troops with their coffee. Move American Forward received a letter from Girl Scouts of America telling them to stop using the Girl Scouts name because they did not approve of the war. If the Girls Scouts don't support our troops, I don't support them.
Krispy Kream Donuts
Jack In The Box
Long John Silver's
Baskins and Robbins
All of the 30 or so Mexican food restaurants
All Chicken Wing's franchises
All Buffalo Wing franchisees
All other Pizza franchisees
ANY AND ALL RESTAURANTS THAT DO NOT SERVE CARDBOARD WITH SALT AND PEPPER ADDED, WATER, GRASS, WEEDS, TREE BARK, and it is cooked by solar or wind power only.
This goes along with the anti-oil kooks, who want to do away with oil, natural gas, heating oil, digging for coal, cutting trees for heat and fuel, all nuke power, tear down all dams for electricity, etc. Then, we can run the entire country on windmills, and that means the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, eastern Colorado, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Montana, and Utah will have to be abandoned so that every square foot of each state can be covered with these damned wind mills to run all the power needed to run the factories in the USA. Forget power to your homes. You walk every where you want to go. You have your own gardens in your back yard and grow your own food.
"Not only are the cookies wonderful, but the salespeople are irresistable."
Not when their obnoxious mother sets up a table by herself at the grocery store entry.
Is this article the truth? If not, it is offensive. To be honest, just because an article is from the MSMs does not make it truth. So what is the point? So much of the media anymore is made up spin.
I have been a staunch smokers' rights advocate forever on FR. You have not read my posts.
I have stood fast, that as long as the smoke doesn't interfere with me or mine...more power to ya...smoke away.
I don't want government to interfere.
If drinkers don't drive...leave 'em alone.
You obviously want to flame without knowing the history of the poster.
Well, you're in luck about one thing, the third article I was going to post was from The Onion. Apparently that's a no-no here. I'm wondering, can I at least post the link to the article on a thread or is that against the rules too?
Oh, dear. I see your point. If only it had been Helen Thomas at our door, I think hubby would have refused. As it is, I'm on the hook for three boxes, and we'd been doing so well on our diets. You need to avoid that entrance at the grocery store, if you're series about avoiding the cookies, that is. ;-)
You can't get Lefter than the Girls scouts...Look who runs the org.
I went grocery-shopping last weekend, and there were about ten "irresistable salespeople" purposely blocking people's access to the store. They'd jump right in front of carts with a box in each hand, shrieking "WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUY SOME GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!!"
The loud aggressive little shit who blocked my progress had to be told No twice (the second time not so nicely) before she stepped out of my way. Then one of the two adult women minding the girls bellowed out "HOW ABOUT A DONATION, THEN?"
It was like running an obstacle course, to get around the scouts and the carts ahead of me that they'd halted in the same way.
If it had been my store to manage, the lot of them would have had their fat rude selfish butts booted out to the icy parking lot, starting with the grownups.
Do what you want. I just didn't want you to ruin a very good thread.
A lot of people put links to "The Onion," as life-imitates-art-imitates-life.
I just saw a really good post and didn't want you to muddy it up with "fake" posts, like you said you were going to do.
Just me...no one has to listen to me!!!
You will make national news with this post alone!
Geez... nevermind then.
Everywhere I go today, people are just wound up too darn tight.
Maybe it's me? :-)
Did you see post #32???...that's what happens when you say you're going to post fake posts.
People don't take your original post seriously.
When you attack people for no reason...expect a response. Grow some.
Are you serious??
That settles it. When the troop comes by, this not-overweight American will be buying three times the amount I usually buy.
Have cookie, a glass of milk and relax.
Lets get it straight. Someone who says they are posting fake posts does not deserve to have a post taken seriously. I don't buy cookies and I don't have a kid. What does that say? This is not your post so I am not irritated at you, I am responding to the one who posted this article.
They will have to pry my Samoas away from my cold, dead fingers.