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Girl Scout CEO Makes YouTube Plea Against Cookiecott
Breitbart ^ | 2/22/2014 | Austin Ruse

Posted on 02/23/2014 5:11:01 AM PST by logi_cal869

There is now little doubt that the Girl Scout cookie boycott is having an effect on cookie sales this year.

Girl Scout spokesman Kelly Parisi went on The O’Reilly Factor this week to try and defuse the mounting controversy, and Girl Scout executives have sent threatening letters to their critics.

Girl Scout CEO Anna Marie Chavez took to YouTube on Thursday to deny all charges leveled by the boycotters and to deny at least one charge they haven’t even made.

“Recently, various individuals and organizations announced their intention to boycott GS cookies this year, based on mistaken beliefs about our movement," Chavez said. "These same individuals also believe the Girl Scouts has become too political.”

“We do not now, nor have we ever, had a relationship with Planned Parenthood," she claimed. "Girl Scouts of the USA believes that reproductive issues are deeply private issues best left to families. I find it unsettling that anyone would use the Girl Scout brand to have very adult conversations. A box of Girl Scout cookies is not a political statement.”

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1 posted on 02/23/2014 5:11:01 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

Glad I didn’t listen. 3 G’kid Girl Scouts and a LOT of cookies went to the Troops. God Bless the USA


2 posted on 02/23/2014 5:16:39 AM PST by Tuketu (The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue., The Tea Party is the solvent)
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To: logi_cal869

some organizations need to disappear when no longer relevant or outside the norm.

No support for radicals like GSA

The pocketbook speaks volumes.


3 posted on 02/23/2014 5:18:09 AM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: logi_cal869

Well, you know the Left Wing only lies.

They use little girls to enable the mass murder of unborn babies and got caught.

Well, you know the Left Wing only lies.

Never gonna buy a GS cookie again.


4 posted on 02/23/2014 5:19:14 AM PST by Happy Rain (TEA Party 2014 is going to make 2010 look like a Democrat win.)
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To: logi_cal869

Threatening letters? Wow...you throw a rock into a pack of dogs...


5 posted on 02/23/2014 5:19:36 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: logi_cal869

If they aren’t political or not engaged in promoting abortion, why did they show such love for Wendy Davis? I am usually underwhelmed by boycotts- they never work- but perhaps this one is!


6 posted on 02/23/2014 5:20:14 AM PST by Tulane
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To: logi_cal869

I smell fear. Let ‘em choke on their backlog of cookies.


7 posted on 02/23/2014 5:24:12 AM PST by JPX2011
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To: logi_cal869

Well there is a good part. Al least they don’t accept Queers. /S


8 posted on 02/23/2014 5:24:38 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: logi_cal869
The Girl Scout leadership, like most people nowadays, for whatever reason, want to have their cake and eat it too. On one hand they want to support the slaughter of innocent children (abortion) as evidenced by the actions and rhetoric and on the other they want to lie about it and say that they don't. Thing is this is a free country and yes... they are free to believe and do pretty much whatever they want to do but... what they do not get is that they are NOT free to escape the consequences of their decisions and actions.
The Girl Scouts have screwed the pooch. They have stomped on the values and beliefs of most Americans and now they want to walk those actions back by lying to us and claiming they never did any such thing.
Liars.
When my family and I found out that the GSA were pro-abortion we all stopped buying their cookies. I can't even remember what they taste like and I doubt I'll be refreshing my memory any time soon.
9 posted on 02/23/2014 5:30:01 AM PST by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: logi_cal869

The GSA spokeschick spun O’Reilly like a top


10 posted on 02/23/2014 5:34:03 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

‘The spin stops here’...yeah, right.


11 posted on 02/23/2014 5:36:38 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: logi_cal869

I joined the GSA in 1956. One week was enough. What they teach is generally irrelevant and a waste of time. I joined the Y and the thespian club at the Museum.


12 posted on 02/23/2014 5:38:59 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: logi_cal869

Sorry, GSA.

Still love the cookies, but no longer respect you. Sell your cookies to your nearest liberal dork.


13 posted on 02/23/2014 5:40:13 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: logi_cal869

“Girl Scout spokesman Kelly Parisi went on The O’Reilly Factor this week to try and defuse the mounting controversy”

I didn’t see this interview on O’Reilly. Can anyone tell me if O’Reilly challenged her on her statements?


14 posted on 02/23/2014 5:54:42 AM PST by uptowngirl
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To: logi_cal869

They think Wendy Davis is a woman for the girls to emulate. No more cookies from me. They are very political.


15 posted on 02/23/2014 5:56:43 AM PST by Hattie
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To: logi_cal869
..I find it unsettling that anyone would use the Girl Scout brand to have very adult conversations. A box of Girl Scout cookies is not a political statement.”

But calling abortion Barbie your woman of the year is not a political statement?? No more GS cookies in this house. You should have seen the looks on the mothers' faces when I explained why I refused to buy a box.

16 posted on 02/23/2014 6:08:39 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

There are some good knock off cookies out there and recipes are all over the internet. My favorites- Thin Mints and Do Si Dos (peanut butter) are very easy to replicate- thankfully!!!

I was a Girl Scout and my mother was a troop leader. I remember spending time at retirement homes on holidays, singing for the people who didn’t have relatives visiting them, raising money for families who couldn’t afford to have Thanksgiving and other character building activities.

How sad our country and companies (JCP) have been hijacked by this evil liberal agenda that is taking us straight to hell.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 6:13:02 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: logi_cal869
haven't bought any in years, won't buy any ever again...
18 posted on 02/23/2014 6:17:27 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

The girl scout organization has been taken over by LIBs for years now. Say “no” to the girl scouts.


19 posted on 02/23/2014 6:22:53 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
100%
20 posted on 02/23/2014 6:26:42 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: logi_cal869

21 posted on 02/23/2014 6:32:35 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: logi_cal869
Girl Scouts of the USA believes that reproductive issues are deeply private issues best left to families.

That ("reproductive issues are deeply private issues") is a pro abortion argument that has been used by pro aborts for many years now.

22 posted on 02/23/2014 6:32:54 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: logi_cal869

This spokesperson is lying thru her teeth.
No more cookies for me.


23 posted on 02/23/2014 6:33:47 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Happy Rain; All

Who can afford the things any more anyway? Last I saw they were nearly $4 for a small box.


24 posted on 02/23/2014 6:35:38 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: uptowngirl
I didn’t see this interview on O’Reilly. Can anyone tell me if O’Reilly challenged her on her statements?

"o'reilly"...."challenged"....

Those are 2 words that have become a bit of a joke of-late when used together in your context.

However, taken in a different context: Fitting, imho.

25 posted on 02/23/2014 6:36:11 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: Hardastarboard

And they cart these damn cookies around every year in mid February, just when you are doing well on your diet.

Hubby broke down and bought some yesterday ...little kids at our door, etc. He didn’t have the heart to turn them away. I wanted no part of it.


26 posted on 02/23/2014 6:38:25 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: logi_cal869

In 2011, former Girl Scouts CEO Kathy Cloninger told NBC’s “The Today Show” that they did have a partnership with Planned Parenthood.

“We partner with many organizations. We have relationships with our church communities, with YWCA’s and with Planned Parenthood organizations across the country,” she said.

Lila Rose, the president of Live Action, is one of the nation’s leading pro-life voices. She urged parents to consider healthy, wholesome alternatives.

“No little girl – or her parents – should have anything to do with an organization that kills over 330,000 pre-born children a year, covers up sexual abuse, advocates for infanticide, and builds its entire business model on harming women,” Rose said in a prepared statement.


27 posted on 02/23/2014 6:39:26 AM PST by kcvl
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To: logi_cal869

In 2004, Pro-Life Waco, which is organizing the current boycott, called for a cookie boycott over a local Girl Scout council’s participation in an event with Planned Parenthood. The Girl Scouts pulled out of the event, but the boycott continued.


28 posted on 02/23/2014 6:42:42 AM PST by kcvl
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To: LibsRJerks

GS doing exactly what Planned Parenthood does ...exploit females in any way possible, all to make a buck.


29 posted on 02/23/2014 6:43:41 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: logi_cal869

What did they expect?


30 posted on 02/23/2014 6:43:57 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: logi_cal869

Unfortunately, even if one were to overlook GSA’s affiliations you cannot ignore the fact that GS cookies are cheap, factory cookies full of mysto-chemical ingredients.


31 posted on 02/23/2014 6:44:34 AM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: logi_cal869
.. Girl Scout executives have sent threatening letters to their critics

I'm sure we'd all be interested in knowing what section of (whatever they call) their Handbook lays out the official GSA method of threatening critics.


flak = on target

32 posted on 02/23/2014 6:44:41 AM PST by tomkat ( a million tiny cuts per day .. make one)
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To: logi_cal869

Good economic lesson for parents of Girl Scouts. The cookies cost more for less. The Girl Scouts profits go where? Maybe they need to take EBT cards.


33 posted on 02/23/2014 6:45:09 AM PST by petitfour
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To: logi_cal869

The Girl Scouts “100th Anniversary” Convention in Houston this past weekend sparked a firestorm of protests from conservatives and pro-life advocates over the Girl Scouts’ speakers: an A-list of entertainers, journalists, and philanthropists that included many champions of pro-abortion and LGBT causes.

Particularly troublesome is the Girl Scouts’ relationship with WAGGGS, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, an international agitator for abortion, contraceptives, sexual diversity and “comprehensive” sexuality education. WAGGGS delegates, for example, helped draft the controversial 2010 World Youth Conference NGO document demanding global support for “abortion” and “LGBTTIQ issues.” (See the excellent links at 100questionsforthegirlscouts.org, girlscoutswhynot.com and honestgirlscouts.com.)

Christy Volanski, a former Scout leader, and her daughters Tess and Sydney are prime examples. They left the Scouts in 2010 when they saw evidence—materials, resources, and partnerships—that their Girl Scout dues promoted an agenda of abortion, contraception, explicit sex education, and homosexuality. Their website, speaknowgirlscouts.com, tells their story and offers details, screen shots, and web links that lay the facts bare. “We felt so hurt and betrayed when we found out about this agenda…There is no reason for other families to…be deceived,” says Christy.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/cw/post.php?id=604


34 posted on 02/23/2014 6:47:53 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Tuketu; All
American Heritage Girls

Perhaps an alternative to GSA for your grandkids. Came across them completely by accident and have only spent 2 minutes on their site.

Better Business Bureau Charity Review

and this

35 posted on 02/23/2014 6:49:26 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

In May 2013, WAGGGS participated in Women Deliver, a global conference with the purpose of “call[ing] for action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women.”

The conference featured speakers such as late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, philosopher Peter Singer, who supports infanticide and euthanasia, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Some of the breakout sessions were entitled “Outing and Addressing Abortion Stigma” and “Why I Perform Abortions.” Exhibitors included many abortion and population control advocates such as Amnesty International, Guttmacher Institute, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, United Nations Population Fund, and WAGGGS.

Equally concerning is WAGGGS’ participation, along with International Planned Parenthood Federation and Planned Parenthood Global (PPFA global), in the Youth Advisory Group for the Women Deliver Conference. It seems to me that the Girl Scouts have some interesting, you might even say radical friends.

Sexual and reproductive rights advocacy is nothing new for WAGGGS. In June 2012, WAGGGS Board Chair Nadine El Achy boasted that WAGGGS “represented each one of our WAGGGS members – YOU” as they pushed for sexual and reproductive rights at the Rio+20 conference. In December 2012, WAGGGS and International Planned Parenthood Federation worked together to create the Bali Youth Declaration, a document which called for abortion rights for youth, comprehensive sex education and the “decriminalization of sex work.” WAGGGS appears to be advocating for the legalization of prostitution. I, for one, fail to see how this relates to scouting.

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/girl-scouts-join-planned-parenthood-at-huge-pro-abortion-conference/


36 posted on 02/23/2014 6:49:43 AM PST by kcvl
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Bill O’Reilly Kelly Parisi Girl Scouts Of USA Interview On Wendy Davis tweet

http://youtu.be/w0Wbjbz9Oz8


37 posted on 02/23/2014 6:54:07 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: bigbob

Right, she never answered any of his direct probing questions. Guess she took her cue from his interviews of Obamaturd.


38 posted on 02/23/2014 6:55:05 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: logi_cal869
In a way it reminds me of this CONTROVERSY
39 posted on 02/23/2014 6:55:43 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: LibsRJerks
I was just about to respond to your #26 with something very similar to what you posted in #29 as followup.

By using them as 'awww geee' faces at the door, GSA's cynical manipulation of the little(ish) ones could scarcely be more obvious.

40 posted on 02/23/2014 6:56:46 AM PST by tomkat ( a million tiny cuts per day .. make one)
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To: Happy Rain

Can you believe when I was talking with a mother and explaining why I would not buy cookies that she did not understand the term pro-abortion? I actually had to actually define it for her. I am not sure what scared me more - the mother’s overwhelming ignorance or her daughter is being raised by someone so clueless.


41 posted on 02/23/2014 7:01:11 AM PST by Bapper64
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To: BillyBonebrake
Unfortunately, even if one were to overlook GSA’s affiliations you cannot ignore the fact that GS cookies are cheap, factory cookies full of mysto-chemical ingredients.

Since I became aware of how GSA 'uses' children to further a liberal socio-political agenda, I have not yet had the pleasure of coming across & engaging a girl & her mother selling cookies, sans one time that I wasn't prepared, smiled & politely said, "No thank you."

However, I've since settled on how to approach it:

Me: "I'm sorry, but I cannot willingly participate in the victimization of your daughter. The Girl Scouts of America uses families & their daughters to promote a political agenda that should only involve discourse among adults.

As well, I am likewise incensed that our government would criminalize you & your daughter making baked goods to support your LOCAL activities, be they school-based, extra-curricular or personal. I would MUCH rather purchase home-baked goods made by (you and) your daughter than this factory-produced rubbish. If you are selling cookies to support a 'local' function, I am happy to contribute but I cannot buy 'Girl Scout' cookies. I would encourage you to review the organization with which you are openly affiliated."

Conservatives need to remember the little girls are present and victims in all this (without regard to the mother's politics); I'd encourage similar repertoire for inevitable engagements.
42 posted on 02/23/2014 7:13:44 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: hal ogen; Chode; kcvl
There is a guy named Josh Ackley (Described at this Breitbart article: Who Is Josh Ackley and What Is He Doing with the Girl Scouts?

A few days before the Girl Scouts fired the guy when publicity began to reach a crescendo, I used Google to check the page, and this is what I found:

Strange. Nothing there about a guy named Josh Ackley. But, when I checked the cached version for a few days prior to that, this is what I found...

I had heard of this radicalization of the Girl Scouts some time ago, but this ices it. How about this new person, Stewart Goodbody? This is a joke, right?

Sigh. Not a joke.

The thing I found troubling was their effort to sweep things under the rug, but in their case, the cat was already out of the bag about this creepy homosexual Josh Ackley. Now, they want to deny any affiliation or relationship with Planned Parenthood. Most people I am sure are completely unaware of this, and nearly all liberals and a percentage of people who call themselves Republicans would not see any problem with this.

And I see that as a major problem.

43 posted on 02/23/2014 7:17:30 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: logi_cal869
She looks very...uh..."tailored."

44 posted on 02/23/2014 7:20:51 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: logi_cal869
The GSA should only have pro-life spokespersons or those who have never expressed a pro-choice view. This CEO should step down.

Local groups should stop their whining and go to a local bakery for cookies to sell. They could keep more money that way, support local business and get the ingredients such as HFCS that send the wrong message out of the cookies.

45 posted on 02/23/2014 7:24:12 AM PST by grania
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To: logi_cal869

Being married to a troop coordinator and the father of a seven year old member, I can attest to the fact that American Heritage Girls is an amazing, Bible-based, Pro-America organization that is spreading like wildfire!


46 posted on 02/23/2014 7:27:49 AM PST by mn-bush-man
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To: logi_cal869

Too late, take your cookies and stuff them.


47 posted on 02/23/2014 7:29:50 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: rlmorel
100%! let them have their cookies, and eat them too...
48 posted on 02/23/2014 7:37:38 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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