Fw: RETRACTION!! - Eagle Scouts Snubbed

Curator's note: Last week we posted the Eagle Scouts Snubbed RWFWD:. The next day, in a rare show of forthrightness, we rec'd this "retraction."





Subject: RETRACTION!! - Eagle Scouts Snubbed

Sorry, the email below is untrue, as my vigilant wife pointed out to me.









Obama snubbed the Special Olympics and now ignores the Eagle Scouts because he doesn't believe in the Boy Scouts!
This lady is spreading the word by writing to Glen Beck.....

He won't sign life saving awards either.

Every President since 1912 has been the honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America.  President Obama refused that honor.

Did you hear anything about the Boy Scouts 100th Anniversary? Why did the press ignore it?  Let's see, they promote honor, integrity, putting others first, love of country and of course they believe in God.

Not much press coverage on this story, The first president in 100 years to insult his finest citizens, Eagle Scouts.

This is the E-mail Linda Thacker, sent to Glenn Beck, and I forwarded to Glenn's producer Adam.

Dear Mr. Beck,

On March 24, 2009 I had the honor of attending my Grandson, David Osborne's Eagle Scout Court of Honor.  I imagine you have attended one of these wonderful ceremonies.  I also feel confident that you are very knowledgeable of what it means to have earned the status of  Eagle Scout.  Our entire family is so very excited and at the Court of Honor we were all just beaming as our wonderful young man was honored for his achievements.  After the Court was closed David's leaders pulled him aside and explained to him that they regretted to have to explain to him, as sad as it is, that his certificate was different from others they had presented because his certificate did not have the signature of the President of the United States .  They explained that Obama does not support the Boy Scouts of America and therefore does not sign the Eagle Certificates.  To date I believe there may be as many as 10,000 of this countries finest young men who do not have the signature of the president of the country they have taken an oath to respect and serve on their Eagle Certificate.  To my knowledge Congress chartered BSA in 1916 part of which the President of the  United States is the Honorary President of The Boy Scouts of America and President Obama is the first sitting president to personally refuse to sign these certificates. I believe if the country were to be educated on national television of what the Boy Scouts of America stands for they would join those of us who already know, and would be as outraged as we are!

Also, your good friend Jim Lago was also in attendance at this Eagle Court of Honor.  I had the privilege of speaking with him this morning on his radio talk show here in Corpus Christi and shared with him this same information.  He was equally alarmed to say the least.


This information should ignite in every parent the urgency to instill the great values held by the Boy Scouts of America in their young men for the cause of maintaining this great nation.  We must stand united.  

With appreciation,  Linda Thacker, grandmother to eleven of Americas finest future citizens, David, Erikka, Adam, Ryan, Hailey, Tygh, Mana, Gerritt, Maya, Ezra and Lynden Osborne.
 
So, that's the story thus far, calls have been made, citizens are angry, especially the parents of Eagle Scouts.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if ex-president Bush announced, he would be willing to sign all Eagle Scout Certificates for as long as President Obama is in office?

We have a very small man in a very big office.
 Don't you think it's time to get rid of this Un-American Muslim Traitor and get a real American back to running our country, like what we grew up with. Because I have had enough.

If you feel like I do, please pass this on.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it a blue moon or something? Someone who actually believed this crap learning and admitting their mistake? I'm flabbergasted.

As much as I appreciate him learning and correcting his mistake about the Boy Scout story, what about the "Un American Muslim traitor" line at the end of the email? Does he still agree with such blatantly false sentiment?

ferschitz said...

Wow, I think I just heard Hell freeze over. 1. This person is willing to admit this is bull hockey; 2. this person actually took the responsibility to send an email to his rightwing friends pointing out that it's not true; and 3. this person actually believes Snopes, rather than saying that Snopes "must be lying."

Kudos to this person and his wife for actually being responsible. That's the very first time I've seen this happen in the several years that I've been reading this blog site.

Wonders never cease, and I hope that more conservatives can continue behaving this way.

gruaud said...

Lesson learned: be more vigilant.

Be skeptical of the cranks sending you this crap.

Wake the fuck up.

Beth said...

Unfortunately, this is indeed a rarity. My right wing brother now begins and/or ends his forwards with - "If you agree, pass it on, if not, I dont' give a d*mn! " And while I try to be vigilant about fact-checking every single email, it does get tiresome.....so thanks for a breath of fresh air, maybe someone on that side has a conscience!

Anonymous said...

Call me cynical. The person who sent out the retraction no doubt has been inundated with the email forwards labeling Snopes a left-wing propaganda tool by now. At least that's what I've seen happen. The right doesn't give up their gullible followers easily.

katz said...

Good first step. Next time, let's try checking Snopes before sending the email. /patronizing

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how Biggotry reigns supreme over the right wing zealots and ignorance is bliss!

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