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  1. Lori Mick

    Lori Mick New Member

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    I just got this in an email from a friend and had to share!

    For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an 'Australian treasure!'

    General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently.
    You'll love his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you gotta love this! This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of an ABC interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military headquarters.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
    So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

    GENERAL COSGROVE:
    We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
    Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

    GENERAL COSGROVE:
    I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
    Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

    GENERAL COSGROVE:
    I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
    But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

    GENERAL COSGROVE:
    Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

    The radio went silent and the interview ended.
     

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  2. TranterUK

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    Wonderful. The Australians do have a way with words thats all their own. :)
     

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    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

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    oscarmayer New Member

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    :D:D:D got to love those aussies
     
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    358 winchester New Member

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    I just read this post to the wife.Her reply was
    " well she more than likely is she works for ABC "
    as for me I can't stop laughing:D
     
  6. Lori Mick

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    LMAO!!! Tell her that I was thinking CNN but ABC and NBC are right in line too! hehehe!! :D:D:D:D (oops...just read it again and yep.... I missed the part that says it WAS an ABC reporter! (slapping self!)
     
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    BRAVO!! BRAVO!! put him in for the Victoria Cross:D:p
     
  8. ARB

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    I wish more people would reply this way to reporters who think they are so clever. Off the subject though, what other countries have the boy scouts?
     
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    38 special New Member

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    Now that IS funny!!
     
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    That is so funny - now you see why we moved from the UK over to this side of the world :D
     
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    :D, nuff said. :)



    Art
     
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    i bout fell off the chair:D:D:D
     
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    ARB, im an assistant scout master for a troop and ive seen scouts from all over. ive seen them from japan, kenya (and various other african countries), a lot of countries from all over europe, and of course from where they originated....England. started by Lord Robert Baden Powell in 1908