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Author: wickedpam    Date: 07/25/2016 13:58:40

Just gonna put this here

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I told you so.
Author: TriSec    Date: 07/25/2016 00:38:26

Good Evening.

I hope some of you may have noticed the story working its way around Facebook last week. Imagine my surprise when it was printed on page A13 of the Boston Sunday Globe. (among others, I would presume.)

NEW YORK — There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group's leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman Catholic, Mormon and Southern Baptist churches, were openly dismayed, raising the prospect of mass defections.

Remarkably, nearly 12 months after the BSA National Executive Board's decision, the Boy Scouts seem more robust than they have in many years. Youth membership is on the verge of stabilizing after a prolonged decline, corporations which halted donations because of the ban have resumed their support, and the vast majority of units affiliated with conservative religious denominations have remained in the fold — still free to exclude gay adults if that's in accordance with their religious doctrine.

Catholic Bishop Robert Guglielmone of Charleston, South Carolina, whose duties include liaising with the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, says he knows of no instances where a Catholic unit — there are more than 7,500 — has taken on an openly gay adult leader since the policy change. Gay sex and same-sex marriage are considered violations of church teaching.

The Boy Scouts' national leadership "has been wonderfully supportive," Guglielmone said.

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention were unhappy with the BSA's easing of the ban on gay adults, but did not call on individual churches to disaffiliate with troops that they sponsored.

A year later, the number of Southern Baptist churches that did cut ties with Scouting is "in the double digits," far outnumbered by those who continued their sponsorships, according to Ted S. Spangenberg Jr., president of the executive board of the Association of Baptists for Scouting.

"We kind of like the way it looks," Spangenberg said. "if you're faith-based, it's within your right to select the adult leaders who are going to uphold the tenets of your faith."

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Roger That....
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 07/24/2016 14:06:49

It is with great sadness that Velveeta must report that Roger Ailes has passed on.
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Saturday Stub!
Author: Scoopster    Date: 07/23/2016 15:08:59

We needed a fill-in today didn't we? Here's something to lighten the mood after this week long hate
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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 07/22/2016 12:51:04

Well the little bit I saw last night was terrifying. Lets have something fluffy and positive this morning as a palate cleanser.


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Putting this here.
Author: Raine    Date: 07/21/2016 13:13:17

I have something nice for all of us....
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RNC-CON... Worse than expected
Author: BobR    Date: 07/20/2016 11:07:44

In the lead-up to this week's Republican Convention in Cleveland, everyone who dislikes Trump was looking forward to a popcorn-fueled comedy show. What we've seen is worse - and darker - than what we could have imagined. It started the first evening and transitioned into the surreal for the 2nd day.

A first clue would be the first speaker after the Pledge, National Anthem, and Invocation - the Duck Dynasty guy. He was followed by has-been celebrities, war widows, and ex-servicemen. The theme of the night was "Make America Safe Again", which means it was mostly a lot of noise about BENGHAZI!! and criticizing Secretary Clinton. The middle portion was an uncomfortable stretch of war porn, as they trotted out a despondent mother of a dead Benghazi employee, and then two guys trading stories about killing people and limbs being blown off. It went on and on and on, until every ammosexual had a boner and all the old women were in tears.
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33 comments (Latest Comment: 07/20/2016 20:50:48 by TriSec)

Making Plagiarism Great again!
Author: Raine    Date: 07/19/2016 13:06:34

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One truth: He doesn't care
Author: Raine    Date: 07/18/2016 12:18:32

Here is the Trump/Pence interview on 60 Minutes last night:

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Twenty Years
Author: TriSec    Date: 07/16/2016 11:34:08

Good Morning.

Twenty years ago this morning, I was waking up in the City by the Bay. You saw some stuff earlier this week on the book of face; Mrs. TriSec and I are celebrating 20 years of marriage this week. Our honeymoon choice was the fabulous San Francisco, and to this day it remains my only visit to the West Coast.
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