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Mon Jul 24, 2017, 05:48 PM

 

Trump Speaks at Boy Scout Jamboree

Why the heck are there so many people there cheering? What the heck is wrong with these people? I don't get it!!

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Reply Trump Speaks at Boy Scout Jamboree (Original post)
OliverQ Jul 2017 OP
tonyt53 Jul 2017 #1
nikibatts Jul 2017 #14
BannonsLiver Jul 2017 #17
MFM008 Jul 2017 #2
ornotna Jul 2017 #3
yallerdawg Jul 2017 #12
YDogg Jul 2017 #4
kennetha Jul 2017 #5
smirkymonkey Jul 2017 #13
The_Casual_Observer Jul 2017 #6
dalton99a Jul 2017 #25
mnmoderatedem Jul 2017 #7
global1 Jul 2017 #8
WePurrsevere Jul 2017 #9
LisaM Jul 2017 #11
WePurrsevere Jul 2017 #16
LisaM Jul 2017 #18
WePurrsevere Jul 2017 #26
LisaM Jul 2017 #29
WePurrsevere Jul 2017 #31
LisaM Jul 2017 #32
WePurrsevere Jul 2017 #33
panader0 Jul 2017 #21
WePurrsevere Jul 2017 #27
BuddhaGirl Jul 2017 #19
WePurrsevere Jul 2017 #28
octoberlib Jul 2017 #10
nikibatts Jul 2017 #15
octoberlib Jul 2017 #20
adigal Jul 2017 #24
geek tragedy Jul 2017 #22
adigal Jul 2017 #23
Raine1967 Jul 2017 #30
bpj62 Jul 2017 #34

Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 05:50 PM

1. Most are kids and they are being told to applaud.

 

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:23 PM

14. And the camera caught a lot of them laughing at his ass.

 

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:41 PM

17. I wouldn't be so sure of that.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 05:50 PM

2. Dunno

MSNBC not covering.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 05:52 PM

3. The crap he's saying

at a Boy Scout Jamboree. Unbelievable. It ain't pretty.

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Response to ornotna (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:15 PM

12. I got 3 incoherent utterances in...

and saw this was inappropriate for a Boy Scout Jamboree and turned it off in shame.

This is a nightmare.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 05:54 PM

4. Getting a less enthusiastic response from ...

... staff members who chose not to attend, especially with his cheap political comments.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 05:58 PM

5. He's talking about election night and his victory

to a bunch of boy scouts and their parents.

What's wrong with this guy? He's going on about the electoral college and the popular vote.

Really????

Awkward!

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Response to kennetha (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:22 PM

13. He's like a broken record! The minute he gets in front of an audience - any audience -

 

he starts droning on about his election "victory", regardless of how appropriate it is. He is so desperately insecure he just can't stop talking about it. What a huge loser!

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 05:59 PM

6. There is no pussy grabbing event at the Jamboree.

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Response to The_Casual_Observer (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 07:14 PM

25. There is a Girl Scout Jamboree

I think he missed it

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:01 PM

7. I'm sure the orange idiot

is fantasizing seeing them as hitler youth

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:07 PM

8. He's Recruiting For The Trump Youth.....nt

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:08 PM

9. My husband (now in his 60s) is an Eagle Scout & OA. To say he's disgusted by this...

would be an understatement. To him Trump is the antithesis of what Scouting is supposed to be about.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:15 PM

11. Then I hope he makes his feelings known to the organization.

I'm sure they invite most, if not all, Presidents, to their Jamboree, and the kids can't help what he says to them. But for them to boo Hillary is making me so effing angry I'm about ready to burst in to tears. How much more does she have to take? First Schumer, now this.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:37 PM

16. Oh he will. He's been very outspoken about his opinions...

over the years. He's one of many Eagle Scouts that pushed hard for allowing gay leaders, etc.

You're correct that it's sort of normal for presidents to speak at the national jamboree but the past presidents at least were semi good examples for kids to follow.

Apparently at this jamboree Obama and Hillary were both booed. Safely I'm increasingly getting the feeling that the BSA has slide quite a way downhill. If booing a past president and first lady is acceptable it's not an org I personally will back now.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:42 PM

18. My BF's nephew became an Eagle Scout a few years back.

I think scouting changed him, frankly. He's from a very liberal family, grew up in the Bay Area, we were always close. But after he got into scouting, he became really enamored of weapons and shooting, and his social media pictures of himself are of him holding an automatic weapon of some sort, standing in a Jeep, with a HUGE American flag. He also hung a giant flag at the end of the dock at the family cabin.

He apparently also really dislikes Hillary (which is against the prevailing norm in the rest of the family). I can't figure out where he learned to be this way except in Scouts, which is really too bad. I was a Girl Scout, I liked it just fine, but it didn't change me (other than the fact I can build a better fire than he can, despite his Eagle Scout rank!)

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Response to LisaM (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 07:25 PM

26. Geesh.. That's not how BSs were encouraged to be...

back when hubby was in scouts. He sees the changes that have happened over the decades and is both disgusted and saddened by what it.

I was a GS too eons ago and "liked it just fine" sums it up for me too. My granddaughters that are old enough are now involved and really love it. From what I'm seeing/hearing it's become a more nurturing, empowering and more openly progressive org than when I was in back in the early 70s.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #26)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 07:37 PM

29. Yeah, I liked sitting around campfires, making lanyards, going for short hikes,

and earning badges for things like swimming and horseback riding. I didn't like sleeping in tents or "mystery soup", but overall it was a decent enough experience. I actually liked learning about Juliette Low and the organization, too. And I got to carry the flag in a local Memorial Day parade once or twice.

We certainly never had propaganda drilled into our heads. What I saw from today was absolutely antithetical to my experience.

To put yourself in another's place requires real imagination, but by doing so each Girl Scout will be able to love among others happily. - Juliette Low

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Response to LisaM (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 08:12 PM

31. It sounds like our experience was very similar & I found Juliette Low interesting too...

Hubby's in his 60s and says the BSA is so different from when he was a scout. He's been upset and very quiet after watching snippets of Trump at the Jamboree and told me he'll be writing the BSA in the morning when he can think clearer.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #31)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 08:24 PM

32. Good for him.

I don't know him, but I'm proud of him for taking a stand.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 08:52 PM

33. TY. I'm very proud of him too. nt


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Response to panader0 (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 07:27 PM

27. Thanks. Hubby's written them before but I'll send him to link to make it easier. nt

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:54 PM

19. My husband is an Eagle Scout and OA too

and he's beside himself about this.

He almost sent his Eagle award back to the BS in protest of their homophobic policies.

This might just make him do it!

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Response to BuddhaGirl (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 07:30 PM

28. I suspect they'll be hearing from a lot of Eagle Scouts about this.

They didn't have to include him, they chose to. There are MUCH better examples for boys to follow out there than Trump.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:09 PM

10. Reporters on Twitter said he had the scouts booing Obama and Hillary.

Disgusting piece of shite.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:24 PM

15. He horns in on the Boy Scout Jamboree and pretends all those boys are together to see him.

 

No doubt the crowed is bigger than his inaugural crowd.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:55 PM

20. I'm surprised he didn't lead them in a rendition of 'Tomorrow Belongs to Me"

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 07:03 PM

24. Perfect? Nt

 

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 07:01 PM

22. Boy Scouts were always a rightwing organization, but now they've openly

 

decided to wallow in filth.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 07:02 PM

23. It was like a HItler Youth rally....parents of Scouts are appalled

 

But the ones there cheered the "fake news," killing the ACA and booed Obama, who actually was a Boy Scout.
The weirdest thing was Trump kept marveling at the large crowd and taunting the media, like they were there for him? Alzheimers in full bloom. He also,sounded medicated.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 07:40 PM

30. My friends son is there.

He's a scout and scouts are taught to respect the office. I got nothing more than that.

My friend is a Dem.



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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 09:04 PM

34. Scout Jamboree

A little background first. I am currently an adult leader in a Troop. I was a Scout and both my boys are Scouts. The Scout Jamboree is held every 4 years in Beckley West Virginia. It cost $1100.00 to attend the Jamboree for the full 10 days. As other posters have stated It Is not uncommon for the President to address the Scouts but to in past years the comments are always about Scouting itself. Unfortunately you are dealing with teenage boys who have never seen a President in person and they behaved poorly. The leadership of the BSA made a horrible decision in allowing Trump to speak because he thinks that he is at A pep rally. I am very disturbed that the BSA didn't think this through.

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