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  • Microsoft Suffers Another GSA Blow - Smartsheet Chosen In Place Of Microsoft Project (Google)

    06/26/2014 1:19:54 PM PDT · by uncommonsense · 17 replies
    Forbs ^ | 6/24/2014 | Ben Kepes
    When the General Services Administration (GSA), the agency in charge of supplying products and communications for US government offices, chose Google Apps for email and calendaring functions back in 2011, fear was no doubt struck into the heart of Microsoft. After all, the Microsoft MSFT -0.71% Office franchise has been the number one pick of Government agencies for decades. That the GSA would chose an upstart like Google GOOGL -0.35% was something of a shock. Well, the stress in Redmond continues with news today that the GSA has selected Smartsheet to be its online collaborative project management tool. This is,...
  • Bill Clinton Budgeted to Receive Nearly $1 Million in Taxpayer Money in 2014

    06/23/2014 10:44:48 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 23 2014 | Bill McMorris
    An April Congressional Research Service (CRS) report shows that the Government Services Administration (GSA), which is in charge of supporting federal disbursements, budgeted $950,000 for former president Bill Clinton in the 2014 budget. Clinton will collect a $201,000 pension in 2014, a figure four times larger than the median family income in the United States. The Clintons have received a total of $15,938,000 in federal money since 2001. Hillary Clinton recently described the poverty her family experienced upon exiting the White House while promoting her book. They were “dead broke,” Hillary said, adding that she and her husband “struggled to,...
  • RESIGNED. The fast fall of a Washington career

    04/25/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 25, 2014 | Lillian Cunningham
    When Martha Johnson thinks back to that Monday in April 2012 when she resigned as head of the General Services Administration, she remembers a day as still as the hands on a broken clock. She had spent the weekend practicing her resignation speech in front of the mirror. She repeated it over and over until her face had memorized how to form the words without twitching. Until her voice could say it without warbling. Until her eyes could stop all that blinking. Finally it was time. She walked into the 2 p.m. senior staff meeting at the GSA, gave her...
  • Former Girl Scout CEO pleads guilty to embezzlement (VA)

    04/22/2014 12:18:54 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 16 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 04/21/2014 | Bill McKelway
    Carne, 62, pleaded guilty to a single count of embezzlement Monday in Hanover Circuit Court and faces up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced in July.
  • Anatomy of a Takedown (radical liberal left wingers attack conservative writer)

    03/21/2014 4:13:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 21, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    I made a stupid gaffe on the radio last week. While hosting a national radio show, I said that, in general, the liberal professors who have turned higher education into the toxic stew that produced porn star “Belle Knox” needed to be “taken out and shot.” This was a figure of speech; I certainly did not mean it literally. It is a figure of speech, I suspect, that everyone reading this has used, and everyone who clamored for my ruination has used also. The reaction was swift, massive, and unforgiving – first playing itself out on Twitter but then...
  • Girl Scout skips the cookies, raises money for pro-life groups

    03/21/2014 7:33:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Nancy Flanders
    Hannah Sheboy, 16, has been a Girl Scout most of her life and believes that there are some clear positives to being a part of the organization. From helping girls build their confidence and making new friends to having a strong foundation to grow up with, the Girl Scouts have helped Hannah become who she is today. “The positives can’t outweigh what’s going on [with the Planned Parenthood-Girl Scouts connection], but they are certainly there,” says Hannah. “I don’t think I’d be able to do a project like this without the strong foundation I have from both my church community...
  • Hitler's Bund Deutsche Madel and the Neo-Feminist Girl Scouts

    03/18/2014 4:32:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-18-2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    When we remember the Jewish children thrown alive into ditches by the Nazis and then think about the  little girls outside Walmart selling cookies, it seems an offense to decency to suggest any comparison between the Bund Deutsche Madel (League of German Girls, or BDM) and the Girl Scouts.  Nevertheless, both Nazism and post-1960s American feminism (neo-feminism in this essay) envision exclusionary, utopian socialist societies.  Both indoctrinate girls from a young age to advance their visions.  And there are parallels in structure, activities, and ethos.Changes to the Girl Scout Law reveal the core of the shifts from individually focused, morally...
  • Girl Scouts Shun Pro-Life Girls at United Nations Meeting

    03/13/2014 3:15:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | Wendy Wright
    New York, NY (CFAM) — Who speaks for youth? Catholic teens are wondering after participating in a Girl Scouts meeting to collect young women’s opinions on the new goals that will steer UN policy – and billions of dollars in aid – for years to come. “We were just a ‘means to an end,’” said one young lady. “All they wanted was for us to validate their point.” The UN is undergoing a lengthy process to determine new goals on poverty and development. Many say young people’s opinions should be included and a number of groups are stepping forward to...
  • Girl scouts hire lesbian as chief 'girl experience officer'

    02/28/2014 7:10:52 AM PST · by massmike · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 02/26/2014 | AUSTIN RUSE
    As millions of moms consider digging into pocketbooks for Girl Scout cookies this year, they may be interested to know about the hiring of Krista Kokjohn-Poehler in the Girl Scouts executive office in New York City. Kokjohn-Poehler is an out lesbian married to a woman named Ashley Kokjohn. And, given her sexual preference, it may strike some as odd that her job title is "Girl Experience Officer." Penny Nance, former Girl Scout and president of Concerned Women for America, told Breitbart News, “In the last ten years the Girl Scouts have lost about a few hundred thousand members, and part...
  • Girl Scout CEO Makes YouTube Plea Against Cookiecott

    02/25/2014 6:19:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | Austin Ruse
    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...
  • Girl Scouts’ Ties to Planned Parenthood Date Back to the 1970s

    02/20/2014 11:26:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | Carole Novielli
    The website LifeNews.com has recently come under fire for writing about the Girls Scout connection to abortion groups like Planned Parenthood. This blogger will not review the connections already published by Life News and others participating in the CookieCott of the Girl Scouts. What I would like to documents is the longstanding relationship members of the Girl Scouts have had with abortion giant Planned Parenthood. 1985 – Planned Parenthood admits Girls Scouts are supportive of their programs:
  • LifeNews Tells Girl Scouts: We Won’t Stop Reporting Your Link to Planned Parenthood

    02/18/2014 6:18:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Through our attorney, LifeNews has issued a response to Girl Scouts USA, which recently sent us an a letter attempting to intimidate LifeNews and pressure us to stop reporting on its links to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. During the last two weeks, LifeNews has brought international attention to the link between the Girl Scouts and the Planned Parenthood abortion business and the national boycott of Girl Scouts cookies sponsored by pro-life groups. As we reported, after a series of LifeNews articles on the boycott and the Girl Scouts-Planned Parenthood link, that featured the Girl Scouts logo to identify the...
  • Girl Scouts Threaten Legal Action Against Critical Pro-Life Groups

    02/18/2014 7:21:51 AM PST · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 2-18-2014 | Austin Ruse
    The Girl Scouts of the USA has sent threatening letters to at least two small pro-life groups that have been critical of Girl Scout collaborations with Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocacy groups. Since the beginning of the Girl Scout cookie boycott, exclusively announced at Breitbart News late last month, LifeNews has extensively reported on the connection between Planned Parenthood and the Girl Scouts. LifeNews editor Steve Ertelt announced Monday that he had received a letter threatening legal action. In it, Girl Scout executive Brian Crawford complained about “articles that outline alleged ties to Planned Parenthood” and that “GSUSA has...
  • Girl Scouts USA Threatens LifeNews After Reporting Its Link to Planned Parenthood

    02/17/2014 6:05:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 67 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    During the last two weeks, LifeNews has brought international attention to the link between the Girl Scouts and the Planned Parenthood abortion business and the national boycott of Girl Scouts cookies sponsored by pro-life groups. The pro-life movement has been concerned for a number of years about the ties between the Girl Scouts and the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Although the Girl Scout organization maintains that it takes “no position” on the issue of abortion, parents, churches, and pro-life activists have long complained of the pro-abortion slant of the Girl Scouts’ resources, role models, and affiliations. girlscouts5After a series of...
  • Facing Boycott, Girl Scouts Hide Support for Planned Parenthood, Abortion

    02/06/2014 7:26:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | Jill Stanek
    Girl Scouts USA was a founding member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and is its largest member. In 2008 and 2009 over 60% of WAGGGS’ membership fees ($2.45 million and $2.3 million respectively) came from GSUSA. Prominently displayed on every Daisy, Brownie, and Girl Scout uniform is the World Trefoil Pin, to “represent their connection to the worldwide sisterhood of Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding.” (Source for graphic here.) 2014-02-06_1205 The two groups are joined at the hip. In March 2010 WAGGGS bragged that one of its delegates, Nefeli Themeli, was among a group of...
  • We Support the Pro-Life Girl Scout Cookie Boycott

    02/06/2014 9:27:39 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    The Girl Scouts should be an organization dedicated to teaching young girls moral values, teamwork, leadership, self-esteem and other skills kids need growing up. I am concerned about the long list of ways in which the Girl Scouts have: * partnered with Planned parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business, * participated in international conferences promoting abortion, * hired pro-abortion feminists as national Girl Scout leaders, * promoted pro-abortion politicians like Wendy Davis and Kathleen Sebelius The Girl Scouts should not be partnering with the Planned Parenthood abortion business or promoting abortion or pro-abortion groups and people. Therefore, until the Girl...
  • Anti-Abortion Groups Don't Want You to Buy Thin Mints

    02/06/2014 9:05:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | M.L. JOHNSON
    Anti-abortion groups angry over what they see as the Girl Scouts' support for abortion-rights advocates, including Democratic Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, have launched a cookie boycott. The groups have taken issue with tweets and Facebook postings that link to articles recognizing Davis, who shot to political stardom last year with a filibuster of abortion limits, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, another Democrat who supports abortion rights. "It's very clear that they are not citing any pro-life leaders with any praise, even though their official stand is they are not taking any position on abortion," said John...
  • Pro-life groups to protest Girl Scouts with #Cookiecott Tweetfest on Thursday

    02/06/2014 7:42:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Dustin Siggins
    Co-authored with John Jalsevac February 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Soon millions of Americans will be buying Thin Mints from Girl Scouts at churches, street corners, and at neighbors' homes. But according to Human Life Alliance, American Life League, My Girl Scouts Council, and Live Action, those concerned about the sanctity of human life should consider boycotting the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) over the organization's links to pro-abortion organizations and individuals. The groups are organizing a Tweetfest on Thursday, urging Americans to use the hashtag #Cookiecott on Twitter to draw attention to GSUSA's associations with Planned Parenthood and other...
  • Faith-based alternative to Girl Scouts focuses on character building

    02/05/2014 1:36:34 PM PST · by usalady · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 5, 2014 | Martha
    A little girl selling Girl Scout cookies was once a symbol of an organization trusted by parents. That became tarnished as the focus changed and now provides an environment that is said to be in conflict with the morality it once promoted.
  • No More Girl Scout Cookies for Me Until They Stop Supporting Planned Parenthood

    02/05/2014 7:16:49 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | Day Gardner
    In 5th grade, I really wanted to be a Girl Scout like my friends Lorie, Rita and Joann (all white). One day a week, my friends would wear their green dresses with the dark green sashes to school–I wanted so badly to be a Girl Scout. One evening, my mother took me to a Girl Scout meeting to join. I remember walking in with excitement, all smiles. The leader saw us come in but refused to speak to us or acknowledge us in any way. Even the girls and the few mothers that were there averted their eyes to avoid...
  • Girl Scouts admit transgendered boy in Colorado

    02/01/2014 10:28:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/1/14 | Doug Book
    Girl Scouts of Colorado decided that 7-year-old Bobby Montoya would be allowed to join his local Girl Scout chapter because–as the attached video indicates–he “identifies” as a girl. The group’s vice president of communications said that “…any child who is ‘living life as a girl’ is eligible for membership in the organization.” Bobby’s mother, Felisha Archuleta, claimed that her son was “humiliated” “…when he was [initially] turned away by a Girl Scout leader….” Of course, the unfeeling GS representative was immediately chastised and provided “Sensitivity Training” for not understanding that little boys are really little girls when their mothers want...
  • Cookie Boycott Continues After Girl Scouts' Halfhearted Apology over Wendy Davis

    01/30/2014 8:47:10 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 66 replies
    Breibart - Big Government ^ | 1-30-2014 | Austin Ruse
    The Girl Scouts have apologized for seeming to endorse abortion advocate Wendy Davis in a tweet late last month, ..... The endorsement has caused a firestorm of protest among Girl Scouts, their moms, and the public at large. The controversy comes at precisely the wrong time for the Girl Scouts, right in the middle of the cookie-selling season that nets the Girl Scouts somewhere around $700 million. (snip) The first cookie boycott run by John Pisciotta, executive director of Pro-Life Waco, had a tremendous effect on the Girl Scouts, even driving then Girl Scout CEO onto national television to defend...
  • Girl Scouts Suggest Abortion Activist Wendy Davis for “Woman of the Year”

    01/03/2014 8:52:18 AM PST · by Sopater · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/2/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Who should young girls grow up to be like? If you listen to the Girl Scouts, the answer is apparently they should aspire to become Wendy Davis, the state legislator whose sole claim to fame is standing up against a bill to stop abortions all the way to birth in Texas. On December 18, 2013, Girl Scouts USA tweeted: “Incredible Ladies Who Should Be Women of the Year for 2013” and asking if anyone should be added to the list. Is there anyone you’d add to this list? Incredible Ladies Who Should Be Women Of The Year For 2013 http://t.co/r6MAzSH0ZK...
  • Who Is Josh Ackley and What Is He Doing with the Girl Scouts?

    12/08/2013 5:58:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12-8-2013 | Austin Ruse
    If you are a national reporter writing on the Girl Scouts and you call their national office in New York City, you will talk to a guy named Josh Ackley. If you are a Girl Scout wanting regular advice or information on the Girl Scouts and you turn to the Girl Scout blog, it’s Josh Ackley (pictured, center) you’ll be reading. If you are a Girl Scout mom concerned about the sometimes-troubling drift of the Girl Scouts in recent years, Josh Ackley may be the one you’ll meet with. To many key groups, Josh Ackley is the public face of...
  • Radio Host: Girl Scouts Promote 'Lesbianism'

    10/22/2013 3:24:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 22, 2013
    A Colorado radio host is urging listeners to give up Girl Scout cookies due to what he referred to as the organization's promotion of "lesbianism." Kevin Swanson, a pastor and right-wing activist, said on his "Generations Radio" program, which originates in Elizabeth, Colo., that he doesn't condone purchasing Girl Scout cookies because the organization promotes homosexuality and supports abortion, MSNBC reported Tuesday. "Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies," Swanson said on Monday's radio broadcast. "I'd say you ought to say no to the Girl Scout cookies," Swanson said. "I don't want to support lesbianism, I don't...
  • New Web Site Tracks Girl Scouts’ Ties to Planned Parenthood, Abortion

    08/21/2013 12:05:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-life movement has been concerned for a number of years about the ties between the Girl Scouts and the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Now, another web site has been launched to track the Girl Scouts’ ties to the abortion agenda. Those ties prompted the launch of MyGirlScoutCouncil.com, that documents specific concerns on a council-by-council basis with a comprehensive approach. Although the Girl Scout organization maintains that it takes “no position” on the issue of abortion, parents, churches, and pro-life activists have long complained of the pro-abortion slant of the Girl Scouts’ resources, role models, and affiliations. The new parent-driven...
  • 90+ Girl Scouts march in San Francisco Gay Pride Parade: first time ever

    07/05/2013 2:01:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 5, 2013 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    SAN FRANCISCO, July 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Weeks after their male counterparts stoked controversy by changing their rules to allow openly gay members, Girl Scouts USA made history in their own way after some 90+ of their members and their families marched in San Francisco’s recent Gay Pride Parade - the first time they have ever done so. Girl Scouts of Northern California announced their participation in the parade in a post on their official Facebook page, accompanied by a photo of the girls in uniform carrying a Girl Scouts banner.  "I want them to be able to tell their children they...
  • Girl Scouts March in Gay Pride (Parade)

    07/04/2013 3:23:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    mrc ^ | July 3, 2013 | Lauren Enk
    If the newly gay-friendly Boy Scouts were paying attention last week, the may have caught a glimpse of their future.  According to USAToday, [1] Girl Scouts marched in San Francisco’s infamous gay Pride Parade “for the first time.” Celebrating the “boost” that the DOMA and Prop 8 rulings gave to the Pride Parade, the article quoted Girl Scout parent Del Gregor, who brought her 11-year-old daughter to march in the parade, as saying that she wants her kids “to be able to tell their children they were a part of this.”  "By the time they're grown up, their kids won't...
  • Queering education

    06/17/2013 2:33:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Mercator ^ | 6/10/2013 | Robert R. Reilly
    The logic works like this: If homosexual acts are moral, as so many now insist, then they should be normative. If they are normative, they should be taught in our schools as a standard. If they are a standard, they should be enforced. And so it has come, and is coming, to be. Education is an essential part of the drive to universalize the rationalization for homosexual behavior; so it must become a mandatory part of the curriculum. What began as a plea for diversity ends with a demand for conformity.The infiltration of higher education by LGBT studies is well known....
  • Vacant Buildings Now Cost Half Billion Dollars Plus, But Who’s Counting? Not the Government

    06/17/2013 3:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | John Ransom
    Two weeks ago I reported on the $250 million real estate boondoggle by the General Services Administration whereby the GSA is moving the Coast Guard out of an existing, below-market lease at the cost to taxpayers of $250 million dollars.  Today I’m reporting on another, MORE EXPENSIVE real estate boondoggle by the GSA, which leads me to believe that if Congress is really serious about making real cuts to federal expenses that they can start with some easy cuts on federal real estate and personnel costs at the GSA. That’s because according to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,...
  • Girl Scouts USA Denies Joining Planned Parenthood at Abortion Conference

    06/11/2013 7:19:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | Sydney Volanski
    When Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) gets criticized for their controversial practices, they usually offer vague statements and empty reassurances. Last week was no exception. I suppose my recent Girl Scout article hit a nerve. Last week, GSUSA released a statement attempting to respond to the concerns I presented. I thought it was interesting that they responded to fairly insignificant me, a lone teenage girl. You see, Missouri Right to Li­­fe, a major player on the pro-life stage, recently issued a very informative and well-documented policy statement about GSUSA. GSUSA has been curiously quiet about those serious concerns. As far as...
  • Girl Scouts USA Pushes Video Honoring Pro-Abortion Activists

    06/06/2013 1:17:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com/ ^ | june 5, 2013 | Mary Hasson
    It’s hard to find two women more pro-abortion than Marlo Thomas and Amy Richards. But the Girl Scouts love ‘em. These two feminists headlined a recent Girl Scout-sponsored live screening and panel discussion of the “acclaimed documentary MAKERS,” a feminist, pro-abortion, video narrative of “trailblazing” women whose “pioneering contributions” changed America. What kind of pioneering contributions? I’ll get to that in a minute. (Amy Richards’ ‘contribution’ particularly deserves comment.) But, first, a bit more about the Girl Scout-sponsored event. Billed as an opportunity to “celebrate women and girls,” the screening and discussion took place on May 9, 2013 in New...
  • Long term ongoing investigation of EPA warehouse (Secret Man Caves Found in EPA Warehouse)

    06/05/2013 10:09:39 AM PDT · by kimtom · 70 replies
    www.govexec.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | Eric Katz
    <p>A warehouse maintained by contractors for the Environmental Protection Agency contained secret rooms full of exercise equipment, televisions and couches, according to an internal audit.</p> <p>EPA’s inspector general found contractors used partitions, screens and piled up boxes to hide the rooms from security cameras in the 70,000 square-foot building located in Landover, Md. The warehouse -- used for inventory storage -- is owned by the General Services Administration and leased to the EPA for about $750,000 per year.</p>
  • GSA Blows Quarter Billion Dollars on Breaking Lease; Lies to Congress About It

    06/03/2013 4:42:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2013 | John Ransom
    Just a few blocks away from Nationals Park the federal government holds a below-market lease at 2100 2nd Street, SW, Washington D.C. The 600,000 square foot lease doesn’t expire until May 15, 2018 and is valued at least $48 million in rent and likely represents another $40 million in savings below market rates for commercial real estate. But, in a time of tight budgets, when taxes have been raised on all Americans to support Washington’s addiction to spending, bureaucrats at the General Services Administration (GSA) have decided to…wait… abandon the cost-effective space, move the employees to a new, higher rent...
  • Girl Scouts Join Planned Parenthood at Huge Pro-Abortion Conference

    Tell me who you hang out with and I’ll tell you who you are. Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA), offers this pithy saying as her favorite quote. In order to figure out who the Girl Scouts are, I suppose we must follow Ms. Chávez’ logic and look at the organizations that GSUSA associates with. A good place to start would be the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). WAGGGS has member organizations across the globe, the largest of which is GSUSA, contributing approximately a quarter of the ten million members that belong to...
  • 5 scandals that could undo Obama's re-election bid (Flashback April 19, 2012)

    05/22/2013 7:41:11 AM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    This Week ^ | April 19, 2012 | The Week Staff
    "For the most part, the Obama administration has successfully avoided bad publicity, but it's now being faced with a string of scandals at the worst possible time" The Obama administration has largely been heralded as the most scandal-free in modern history. But now, right in the middle of an election year, President Obama is being saddled with a string of embarrassing — and potentially damaging — incidents. Most recently, The Los Angeles Times released photos of U.S. soldiers posing with the corpses of Afghan insurgents. While the revelation was deeply troubling, that scandal has mostly reflected poorly on the military....
  • Workers ... bulldoze thousands of leftover Girl Scout cookies ...

    02/16/2013 6:32:08 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 15, 2013 | JOSHUA GARDNER
    There is certainly no ‘waste not, want not’ badge for Girl Scouts of America, at least not in Southern California where over 13,000 boxes of the organization’s famous cookies were bulldozed to bits in a warehouse as bulldozer operators gleefully yelled ‘Goodbye girl scout cookies!’ After the May incident, when the cookies were sent off to a landfill, leaders of area food banks are up in arms about the so-called service organization's wastefulness. Bruce Rankin, Executive Director of Santa Monica’s West Side Food Bank, watched footage from CBS 2 in Los Angeles, and was shocked as two heavy-duty construction vehicles...
  • Pro-Life Group Warns About Girl Scouts-Planned Parenthood Ties

    01/18/2013 5:53:57 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | January 17, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    A state pro-life group in Missouri is warning pro-life advocates to be careful of the connections between the Girl Scouts organization and the largest abortion business in the nation.For years, pro-life groups have exposed the links between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood. Now, Missouri Right to Life says that link bears more attention as pro-life citizens across the country have become increasingly concerned about the connections.“After careful examination and consideration, the board of Missouri Right to Life has voted to issue the following policy statement,” Missouri Right to Life tells LifeNews. “Because Girl Scouts USA promotes, both directly and...
  • State Dept, GSA Stonewall Investigation of Benghazi Security Contract

    10/15/2012 2:58:24 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/21 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Two employees at the General Services Administration have stonewalled Breitbart News, and another has mysteriously "disappeared" as the investigation into the State Department "no bullets" contract with Blue Mountain Group, the British firm that provided security at the American mission in Benghazi heats up.
  • British firm secured Benghazi consulate contract with little experience

    10/14/2012 8:04:41 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    The telegraph ^ | 10/2014 | Damien McElroy, Richard Spencer and Raf Sanchez
    Sources have told the Daily Telegraph that just five unarmed locally hired Libyans were placed on duty at the compound on eight-hour shifts under a deal that fell outside the State Department's global security contracting system. Blue Mountain, the Camarthen firm that won a $387,000 (Ł241,000) one year contract from the US State Department to protect the compound in May, sent just one British employee, recruited from the celebrity bodyguard circuit, to oversee the work. The compound was overrun by a mob of Islamic extremists on the morning of September 12 in an apparent planned attack that resulted in the...
  • 23,000 ask Notre Dame's Fr. Jenkins not to accept 'Gay-Straight Alliance' on Catholic campus

    10/04/2012 7:49:48 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 2 replies
    TFP ^ | 10-04-12 | TFP
    Again the University of Notre Dame is under pressure to officially recognize a ‘Gay-Straight Alliance’ (GSA) club on campus.  Pro-homosexual activists are using the incremental, step-by-step approach to wear down Catholic resistance and boil the proverbial frog slowly. According to The Observer, the Office of Student Affairs is “currently reviewing a proposal to create an official gay-straight alliance (GSA) at Notre Dame.”  Although similar applications have been denied in the past, the student-run newspaper prints an ambiguous response from university president Fr. John Jenkins on the issue.  In a recent interview, he says:  “I think it’s time for a fresh...
  • After huge White House construction job, West Wing emerges little changed (Obama's New Bunker!)

    09/13/2012 11:52:05 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 27 replies
    AP, via WaPo ^ | September 12, 2012 | Associated Press
    The White House Big Dig is finally wrapping up, but the Big Reveal is proving to be a pretty big letdown. After nearly two years and $86 million worth of noisy and disruptive construction, the West Wing has emerged from its visual seclusion remarkably unchanged. And deep underground, whatever has been built there remains shrouded in mystery. As the massive underground construction project in front of the White House West Wing ends, the mystery deepens as to what was actually built there--and what's coming next. As the massive underground construction project in front of the White House West Wing ends,...
  • GSA official reprimanded for planning party to celebrate herself

    09/06/2012 4:15:42 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/6/2012 | David Levinthal
    The General Services Administration’s Julia Hudson was ready to party last month, inviting roughly 1,200 federal employees to celebrate the second anniversary of her appointment as the scandal-scarred agency’s National Capital Region administrator. Refreshments would be served in Hudson’s seventh-floor downtown D.C. office suite, including a cake bearing her image, GSA sources familiar with the event’s planning tell POLITICO. But on the morning of the event, the GSA’s top leadership abruptly canceled it. They were unaware of Hudson’s plans until the night before — and determined to avoid yet another embarrassment to an agency still suffering from the infamous 2010...
  • General Services Administration – with the Blessing of the Obama White House – Tells Law...

    08/07/2012 2:16:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 7, 2012
    Full title: General Services Administration – with the Blessing of the Obama White House – Tells Law Enforcement to “Stand Down” and Not Enforce the Law Against Occupy Protestors According to Records Uncovered by Judicial Watch (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicating that the General Services Administration (GSA), with the blessing of the Obama White House, instructed law enforcement officers to “stand down” and not arrest “Occupy Portland” protestors who were in violation of the law. The records, obtained pursuant to a November 11, 2011, Freedom...
  • GSA employees paid lavish salaries, generous bonuses, excessive overtime

    08/06/2012 8:32:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Aug 6, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    Rep. John Mica (R., Fla.), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, revealed last week that the General Services Administration (GSA), the government agency at the center of a luxury spending scandal, had awarded $44 million in taxpayer-funded bonuses last year, far more than previously reported. Though GSA staff constitute just one percent of the federal workforce, agency bonuses made up 10 percent of government bonuses paid out in 2011. Mica’s analysis of GSA compensation data found a number of bonuses worth as much as $50,000 or more. One employee received an $80,000 bonus, in addition to $180,000 in...
  • Deaf girl's family sues Scouts for disbanding troop

    08/02/2012 11:32:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 2, 2012 | Naomi Nix
    The local Girl Scouts council paid for a sign-language interpreter to attend Megan's Girl Scout meetings, a camping trip and other outings. But a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday on the 12-year-old's behalf alleged that the Girl Scouts abruptly disbanded Megan's Schaumburg troop early this year in retaliation for her mother's efforts to keep the 100-year-old organization paying for the interpreter. ....Megan, who has been deaf since birth, joined the Girl Scouts in kindergarten, her mother said. At the time, her mother requested that an interpreter be present at Scouting activities, and the Girl Scouts agreed to that, she said. But...
  • Obama Administration's Cost-Cutting Incompetence

    07/23/2012 5:35:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    Barack Obama has made it clear that he is a big believer in big government and has adopted a economic plan to run trillions of dollars in annual deficits for as long as possible. Obama remains steadfast against making any dramatic cuts in government spending and when pressed to announce some half-hearted effort to cut the size and the cost of government, his administration has resisted the cuts, and has transformed even the puniest efforts to cut federal spending into even greater demands upon taxpayer funds. The Obama Administration’s cost cutting efforts within federal agencies are so ineffective, they often...
  • $20K for Drumsticks? GSA Blasted for One-Day Quarter-Million Dollar Awards Conference

    07/20/2012 4:42:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/19/12 | John Parkinson
    $20K for Drumsticks? GSA Blasted for One-Day Quarter-Million Dollar Awards ConferenceBy John Parkinson Jul 19, 2012 3:21pm The General Services Administration is back in Congress’s crosshairs today after the GSA’s inspector general reported to Congress on another installment of “egregious waste of taxpayer dollars” at the beleaguered government agency. Just months after the agency was rocked when a lavish 2010 Las Vegas conference was exposed by the agency’s inspector general, GSA is now facing scrutiny for wasteful spending at another performance awards ceremony for its employees. This time, the agency is being investigated for spending $268,732 on a one-day conference...
  • Former Members Highlight the Girl Scouts Pro-Abortion Connection

    07/16/2012 11:14:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    live action ^ | 7/16/2012 | Rebecca Downs
    0 inShare Fr. Frank gives a blessing to Nicole, Madelyn, Gabe and Rochelle at the GirlScoutsWhyNot.com booth In addition to hearing Lila Rose speak at a general session during the National Right to Life Committee convention a few weeks ago, I also met Rochelle Focaracci and her daughter, Madelyn. Rochelle was a Girl Scouts troop leader, and Madelyn was a Girl Scout. In February 2009, though, one day after World Thinking Day, Rochelle and Madelyn left the Girl Scouts for good. Their reason for leaving was that in 2008, Rochelle had been contacted by her sister about a connection between...
  • Suspended GSA executive back on the job

    05/30/2012 8:24:18 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 May 2012 | Jim McElhatton
    More than a month after he was put on leave when a video surfaced showing him joking about the lavish spending — $823,000 — at a taxpayer-funded General Services Administration conference in Las Vegas, a top official at the agency has quietly returned to his job. David Foley, deputy commissioner of the GSA's Public Buildings Service, was one of the speakers at the convention who has come under sharp congressional scrutiny after an audit uncovered massive waste at the gathering, including a talent show, open bar and red-carpet party. Introduced before his speech at the conference as a “platinum big...