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To honor only the fifth time in American history that a woman was named to the Supreme Court, the Girl Scouts of the USA put out the nice little tweet above. Showing the five women (on a green background that makes me think of Thin Mints), it is a nice reminder to their girls that they can do great things when they grow up.

Then reality struck. OK, not reality but a Leftist Twitter mob. Amy Coney Barrett is a conservative, thus less female than the other four. This cannot stand, so the Girl Scouts deleted the tweet. The reason they gave for un-congratulating the new justice is that they did want to be political.

The problem is, the original tweet was neither political nor partisan. Pulling down that tweet, however, was extremely political. Girl Scouts made a political statement. They picked a team. The thing is, the team they picked, the hard Left, cannot really define what is or is not a girl. So, while there may have only been five biologically female justices, do we really know how many female justices there were in total?

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  1. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    But are these really the only women supreme court justices? What if Stephen G. Breyer wakes up one morning and decides to identify as… Well, you know, the thing…

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    • October 29, 2020, at 6:04 PM PDT
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  2. DonG (Biden is compromised) Coolidge

    Girl Scouts Inc. is an exploitative corporation that is obsessed with profiting off of cookie sales. They are the NBA of snacks.

    • #2
    • October 29, 2020, at 6:27 PM PDT
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  3. Vance Richards Member
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    I thought the original tweet was rather nice. By showing all five women (two nominated by Republicans and three nominated by Democrats) they really took away any argument of partisanship. Crazy that they caved, but not surprising.

    • #3
    • October 29, 2020, at 6:29 PM PDT
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  4. Vance Richards Member
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    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    Girl Scouts Inc. is an exploitative corporation that is obsessed with profiting off of cookie sales. They are the NBA of snacks.

    They do have quite the cookie racket. Must be their marketing plan.

    • #4
    • October 29, 2020, at 6:32 PM PDT
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  5. Nohaaj Coolidge

    The left is evil. Agree or be cancelled. Next March when all of the votes are tallied from our November election, we will know if our lives will be spared or speared by this culture.

    • #5
    • October 29, 2020, at 6:44 PM PDT
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  6. TBA Coolidge

    As it happens I can’t eat cookies and when I buy them for family members they are ambivalent. 

    Sorry, girls, it’s been fun, but I think I’ll not buy henceforth. 

    It’s not like you can’t join the boy scouts now anyway. 

    • #6
    • October 29, 2020, at 11:27 PM PDT
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  7. Full Size Tabby Member

    Vance Richards: The problem is, the original tweet was neither political nor partisan. Pulling down that tweet, however, was extremely political. Girl Scouts made a political statement. They picked a team.

    That is a problem for them. They could easily defend the original tweet as apolitical. But, in removing the tweet, they took sides in a political dispute. They turned an apolitical statement into a political statement, undermining their claim to want to avoid politics. 

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    • October 30, 2020, at 4:30 AM PDT
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  8. Stad Coolidge

    Vance Richards:

    Their post was bipartisan. They had one moderate Republican, three flaming liberal Democrats, and one conservative Republican. I know the words “bipartisan” and “nonpartisan” are different, but to me they’re the same when you honor all the women who’ve been appointed . . .

    • #8
    • October 30, 2020, at 6:35 AM PDT
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  9. Vance Richards Member
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    Stad (View Comment):
    Their post was bipartisan. They had one moderate Republican, three flaming liberal Democrats, and one conservative Republican. I know the words “bipartisan” and “nonpartisan” are different, but to me they’re the same when you honor all the women who’ve been appointed . . .

    It was not political but for the Left “humanizing” a conservative is an unforgivable sin. They had a Sotomayor post for Hispanic Heritage month. No one complained because no one should complain about that.

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    • October 30, 2020, at 6:54 AM PDT
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  10. Stad Coolidge

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    Their post was bipartisan. They had one moderate Republican, three flaming liberal Democrats, and one conservative Republican. I know the words “bipartisan” and “nonpartisan” are different, but to me they’re the same when you honor all the women who’ve been appointed . . .

    It was not political but for the Left “humanizing” a conservative is an unforgivable sin. They has a Sotomayor post for Hispanic Heritage month. No one complained because no one should complain about that.

    I hope someone points it out.

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    • October 30, 2020, at 7:03 AM PDT
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  11. Amy Schley, Longcat Shrinker Moderator

    TBA (View Comment):

    As it happens I can’t eat cookies and when I buy them for family members they are ambivalent.

    Sorry, girls, it’s been fun, but I think I’ll not buy henceforth.

    It’s not like you can’t join the boy scouts now anyway.

    Exactly my thought when Boy Scouts went coed. It’s sad to lose a boys-only place, but it’s also sad it’s the only place for girls to scout instead of be slave labor for cookies.

    • #11
    • October 30, 2020, at 12:46 PM PDT
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  12. Bishop Wash Member

    Amy Schley, Longcat Shrinker (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    As it happens I can’t eat cookies and when I buy them for family members they are ambivalent.

    Sorry, girls, it’s been fun, but I think I’ll not buy henceforth.

    It’s not like you can’t join the boy scouts now anyway.

    Exactly my thought when Boy Scouts went coed. It’s sad to lose a boys-only place, but it’s also sad it’s the only place for girls to scout instead of be slave labor for cookies.

    My wife was a Girl Scout but sadly didn’t want to have our daughter be one. She found out about the American Heritage Girls and we started it this year. So far it seems great.

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    • October 30, 2020, at 3:12 PM PDT
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  13. Doug Watt Moderator

    Catholic Vote has a better way to look at Amy Coney Barrett for girls.

    • #13
    • October 30, 2020, at 3:15 PM PDT
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  14. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    Girl Scouts Inc. is an exploitative corporation that is obsessed with profiting off of cookie sales. They are the NBA of snacks.

    At one time, Peter Drucker held that organization as a model for non-profits. The reason was how they handled the transition from mothers at home with time on their hands to mothers who worked and who wanted “quality time with their daughters.” He thought that was brilliant marketing. That generation has passed on and the idiots have taken over.

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    • October 30, 2020, at 4:22 PM PDT
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  15. Bishop Wash Member

    When the hosts of a podcast I was listening to this week were discussing this topic, the lady on the podcast told a story from a few years ago. She was coming out of the grocery store and was asked by a Girl Scout to buy cookies. She told her no. One of the moms decided to push it and asked her to support the girls. She replied no and said she wouldn’t be supporting them. It escalated to the point were she said I will not support an organization that supports killing girls in the womb. Then she told the girls to ask their moms what partial-birth abortion is.

    I don’t know when the decline started but it’s not a good organization now.

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    • October 30, 2020, at 4:43 PM PDT
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  16. Barbara Duran Thatcher
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    And their cookies are lousy too.

     

    • #16
    • October 30, 2020, at 7:30 PM PDT
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  17. Stad Coolidge

    Amy Schley, Longcat Shrinker (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    As it happens I can’t eat cookies and when I buy them for family members they are ambivalent.

    Sorry, girls, it’s been fun, but I think I’ll not buy henceforth.

    It’s not like you can’t join the boy scouts now anyway.

    Exactly my thought when Boy Scouts went coed. It’s sad to lose a boys-only place, but it’s also sad it’s the only place for girls to scout instead of be slave labor for cookies.

    Yeah. The Boy Scouts used to be the treehouse with the “No Gurlz” sign over the entrance . . .

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    • October 31, 2020, at 7:49 AM PDT
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  18. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Amy Schley, Longcat Shrinker (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    As it happens I can’t eat cookies and when I buy them for family members they are ambivalent.

    Sorry, girls, it’s been fun, but I think I’ll not buy henceforth.

    It’s not like you can’t join the boy scouts now anyway.

    Exactly my thought when Boy Scouts went coed. It’s sad to lose a boys-only place, but it’s also sad it’s the only place for girls to scout instead of be slave labor for cookies.

    Some months back people on Ricochet were discussing this, and I’ve probably heard discussion elsewhere, too. Some people with kids in both organizations said they understand why girls would rather be in Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts get to have activities and do fun things, like athletics, camping, and so on. The Girl Scouts mostly hold meetings and sell cookies, according to some parents.

    • #18
    • November 1, 2020, at 3:43 AM PST
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