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  • BOY SCOUTS DENY TELLING TRUMP HIS WAS 'THE GREATEST SPEECH THAT WAS EVER MADE TO THEM'

    08/02/2017 9:42:02 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 2, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    The Boy Scouts of America is disputing President Donald Trump’s claim that group leaders told him his was “the greatest” speech that was ever made to them. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, the president said his speech _ which was unusually political for a Boy Scout event _ had been praised by group leaders in a transcript released by Politico. “I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful,” Trump said, also disputing claims the crowd gave a mixed reaction to the controversial...
  • Boy Scouts apologizes for Trump’s controversial speech

    07/27/2017 1:44:36 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 27, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday apologized for President’s Trump’s politically charged speech to kids at the youth organization’s gathering this week. “I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent,” Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh wrote on Scoutingwire. “The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition that has been extended to the leader of our nation that has had a Jamboree during his term since 1937. It is...
  • Trump cheered, Obama booed: Boy Scouts know their friend (Obama was an Indonesian Scout, not BSA)

    07/25/2017 1:58:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2017 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    President Donald Trump received big-time cheers during delivery of remarks at the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree. Barack Obama, however? Not so much. “By the way, just a question,” Trump said to the crowd, The Hill reported. “Did President Obama ever come to a jamboree?” Let the boos begin — and they did....
  • Trump Boy Scout Speech Is Nazi Hitler Youth Rally, Left Says

    07/24/2017 11:31:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 76 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 24, 2017 | Cristina Silva
    President Donald Trump brought his bombastic politics to a Boy Scouts event Monday in West Virginia, drawing cheers from the children gathered at the event and prompting comparisons between his rousing rhetoric and Nazi youth rallies from some liberal activists and journalists. The president, the first sitting U.S. commander-in-chief to address the group since George W. Bush, used his speech to slam the "fake news," demand loyalty from administration officials and advocate for the overhaul of federal health care. He spoke to about 40,000 people at the Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Scout Jamboree. "As the scout law says,...
  • Critics denouce Trump’s ‘tacky and disrespectful’ Boy Scouts speech

    07/24/2017 11:12:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 25, 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    The Boy Scouts official Facebook page was flooded with angry comments from parents and former scouts who called Monday’s speech by President Trump “unbelievably tacky and disrespectful.” “A statement from the [Boy Scouts of America] denouncing this speech and the conduct of the crowd booing a former president needs to be forth coming immediately,” Robin Tilson wrote. “Everything that the BSA stands for was discredited today by this speech and the reaction from many attendees.” Trump made a surprisingly political speech to the gathering of 40,000 young men at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree. The president slammed the media...
  • Boos for Obama as Trump speaks at Boy Scout jamboree

    07/24/2017 11:09:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    The crowd attending President Trump’s Monday evening speech to the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree appeared to boo former President Barack Obama at one point. “By the way, just a question. Did President Obama ever come to a jamboree?” Trump asked the crowd, which booed in response. “The answer is no, but we’ll be back,” Trump added. While Obama never addressed the gathering in person, he did record a video message to the National Jamboree in 2010, noting the history of the Boy Scouts and the organization’s service to the United States as it marked its 100th anniversary.
  • President Trump Gives Remarks to National Boy Scout Jamboree (video)

    07/24/2017 10:46:14 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 6 replies
    (2nd paragraph) The Jamboree (was) a scheduled gathering at 7:30pm titled “Fellowship and Service”. President Trump’s visit and remarks (6:15pm) were just before their united fellowship event. President Obama never attended, however President George W Bush and President Clinton did attend. History of Presidential Attendance HERE – The audience will be more than 40,000 attendees.
  • Hawaii seeks to narrow Trump travel ban during legal challenge

    07/07/2017 1:23:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 7, 2017 | By Dan Levine
    The state of Hawaii asked a federal appeals court on Friday to issue an emergency order blocking parts of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban while the state seeks clarification over what groups of people would be barred from travel. A Honolulu judge on Thursday rejected a request by Hawaii to narrow the government's implementation of the ban, saying the state should directly ask the Supreme Court to clarify its ruling. Instead, Hawaii appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, saying in a court filing on Friday that the appeals court has the power to narrow the travel...
  • 2 Men Arrested “Scouting” Areas… Their Ties Will Make You Shake (Hizballa)

    06/19/2017 2:45:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies
    conservativetribune.com ^ | JUNE 18, 2017 | TIFFANI GREY
    Two Middle East immigrants in the United States have been arrested in connection with terrorist activities after the FBI found out their chilling ties to the terrorist organization known as Hezbollah. This is a wake-up call to every American. According to a news release from United States Attorney’s Office, District of New York, “Ali Kourani and Samer El Debek, a/k/a ‘Samer Eldebek,’ were arrested on Thursday, June 1, 2017, on charges related to their alleged activities on behalf of Hizballah[sic], a designated foreign terrorist organization. “ Kourani was reportedly living in the Bronx in New York, while Eldebek was living...
  • Mormon church to pull thousands of teens from Boy Scouts of America

    05/11/2017 3:16:10 PM PDT · by super7man · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2017 | Fox News
    Older teenagers will be pulled from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the Mormon church announced Thursday. The announcement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints means an estimated 130,000-180,000 teenagers ages 14-18 will no longer participate in Boy Scouts starting next year. The Mormon church is the largest sponsor of Boy Scouts troops in the United States. The Boy Scouts' "Varsity" and "Venturing" programs for older teens had become difficult to implement within the religion, Mormon officials said in a news release. "Instead, Young Men activities will focus on spiritual, social, physical and intellectual outlined by the...
  • U.S. Supreme Court sides with Venezuela over oil rigs claim

    05/01/2017 9:06:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2017 | by Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled against an American oil drilling company that claimed Venezuela unlawfully seized 11 drilling rigs in 2010. Siding with Venezuela, the justices ruled 8-0, with Justice Neil Gorsuch not participating, to throw out a 2015 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
  • U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance

    04/26/2017 1:12:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2017 | By Lawrence Hurley
    U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions. Roberts and other Supreme Court justices indicated support for a deported ethnic Serb immigrant named Divna Maslenjak over her bid to regain her U.S. citizenship after it was stripped because she falsely stated her husband had not served in the Bosnian Serb army in the 1990s after Yugoslavia's collapse. Roberts seemed particularly concerned that the government was asserting it could revoke citizenship...
  • At 11:00 a.m, the Senate will VOTE on cloture for Neil Gorsuch ("nuclear option" to follow)

    04/06/2017 7:53:11 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 323 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8:35 AM - 6 Apr 2017 | @senategopfloor
    At 11:00 a.m, the Senate will VOTE on cloture for Exec. Cal. #33, Neil Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
  • North Carolina church ousts Scouts over transgender decision

    04/05/2017 4:13:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 5, 2017 6:34 PM EDT
    North Carolina church leaders have told a Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack they’re no longer welcome to use their facilities as a home base after the Boy Scouts of America decided in January to allow transgender boys. The Charlotte Observer reports Coddle Creek Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Mooresville booted both Troop 169 and Pack 169. Mooresville is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Charlotte. …
  • Hail the Gender-Fluid Scouts?

    02/03/2017 5:35:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's Note: This piece was coauthored by Tim Graham.The Boy Scouts of America, or BSA, used to be derided as a "traditional, values-based" organization, whose oath spoke of a "duty to God" and whose law insisted the Scouts be "reverent." Now the BSA worships something else: corporate donations. It should have been expected after it folded on homosexual Scouts and then on homosexual scoutmasters. Within a month of being pressured by the case of 8-year-old Joe Maldonado, who was born a girl named Jodi Maldonado, the BSA folded on God and how he "made them male and female." In today's...
  • Goodbye, Boy Scouts of America. You Spineless Cowards

    02/02/2017 5:23:09 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 33 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com ^ | February 1, 2017 | Matt Walsh
    Goodbye, Boy Scouts. You fools. You invertebrates. You caved once again and will now allow “transgender boys” — also known as girls — to enter your ranks. I guess you forgot that the girls already have their own branch of the Scouts. It’s called the Girl Scouts. You know, the one with the cookies. Will the Boy Scouts start selling cookies now, too? That would be one upside to all of this, at least. Your chief executive declared yesterday that it’s “not sufficient” to use a birth certificate as reference point to determine a person’s gender. I’m certain that he...
  • On Transgenders, the Boy Scouts Did What I Predicted They Would

    01/31/2017 3:25:47 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 28 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 1/31/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Though I was never involved in scouting, I've always been an enthusiastic outdoorsman and greatly respected the mission of the Boy Scouts. That respect was waning years ago, and is now completely gone. I have three boys and would NEVER allow them to participate in an organization so "Physically Ignorant, Mentally Lazy, and Morally Lost."
  • Boy Scout Leaders Embrace Transgender Claims, Discard ‘Boys Only’ Rule

    01/31/2017 1:47:18 PM PST · by lowbridge · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 30, 2017 | Neil Munro
    The Boy Scouts organization has adopted a transgender policy change which suddenly ends its 106-year role as a single-sex character-development group for young boys. The group discarded the unifying entry requirements of boyhood and male biology, and is now accepting females who wish to live as “transgender boys,” after just a few weeks of internal discussion.
  • Boy Scouts of America will allow transgender children to join

    01/30/2017 6:51:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/30/17 | Katie Zezima
    The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it will allow transgender children to enroll in scouting programs. Boy Scouts chief executive Michael Surbaugh said in a video message that the organization will now accept boys based on the gender a parent puts on a child’s scouting application, ending a policy of accepting boys based on the gender listed on a child’s birth certificate. “We realized that referring to birth certificates as the reference point is no longer sufficient,” Surbaugh said in a video message. “Communities and state laws are now interpreting gender identity differently than society did in the...
  • Boy Scouts Will Allow Transgender Children Into Programs

    01/30/2017 4:32:07 PM PST · by drewh · 74 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2 hours ago | staff reporter
    The Boy Scouts of America says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs. The organization announced Monday that it had made the decision to base enrollment in boys only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout. The organization had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child's birth certificate. A spokeswoman for the organization says it made the decision based on states and communities changing how gender is defined. A transgender child in Secaucus, New Jersey, was...