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AARP Repsonse to Harry Belafonte's Comments
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Posted on 01/10/2006 1:51:37 PM PST by mnehring

AARP attempted to distance themselves from Harry Belafonte's comments about an hour ago with this press release.. Tell me what is wrong with this statement.



AARP Reacts to Comments by Harry Belafonte

1/10/2006 3:15:00 PM

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To: National Desk

Contact: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Today, AARP issued the following statement in response to remarks made by Harry Belafonte.

"Last year, AARP The Magazine recognized Harry Belafonte for his work in serving as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 1987.

"To our dismay, Mr. Belafonte has made reckless and irresponsible statements about the President of the United States which we neither support nor condone. Mr. Belafonte is entitled to express his own personal views, but AARP does not condone the manner and tone which he has chosen and finds his comments completely unacceptable."



TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aarp; belafonte; mamalookabooboo; moonbat; nutbagfreeper; reaching; tinfoil
They don't support or condone Belafonte's comments or the President?
1 posted on 01/10/2006 1:51:38 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehrling

The comments because the word "which" was used instead of "who."


2 posted on 01/10/2006 1:53:05 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: mnehrling
If the dependent clause referred to the President, it would have said "whom" instead of "which".
3 posted on 01/10/2006 1:53:48 PM PST by Physicist
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To: mnehrling

Referring to the President would be "whom we don't support".

Their statement was fine.


4 posted on 01/10/2006 1:54:09 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

I know the Grammar bugs would pick me apart.. I just thought it was funny reading through it quickly.


5 posted on 01/10/2006 1:54:48 PM PST by mnehring (Perry 06- It's better than a hippie in a cowboy hat or a commie with blue hair.)
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To: mnehrling
"Last year, AARP The Magazine recognized Harry Belafonte for his work in serving as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 1987.

That was well after his foul remarks about Colin Powell and Condi Rice.

6 posted on 01/10/2006 1:55:14 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: mnehrling

Tired of the AARP? Seniors should check out this: http://www.nascon.org/


7 posted on 01/10/2006 1:55:24 PM PST by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: mnehrling

It's not redundant. Condone implies overlooking without protest. The AARP obviously disagrees with what Belafonte said, and that's what their statement is about.


8 posted on 01/10/2006 1:55:35 PM PST by Zeppelin (Texas Longhorns === National Champions !!!)
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To: mnehrling
To be fair, it might refer to "the United States".
9 posted on 01/10/2006 1:56:11 PM PST by Physicist
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To: mnehrling
I belonged to AARP prior to the Hillary Health Care debacle. When AARP came out and indorsed her proposal without even consulting their membership, I withdrew my membership via a scathing letter. I've not heard from them since and haven't regretted it. I'm sure that I'm on a list that they maintain. It is probably that list that starts with an "s."

What amazes me about AARP is that they were able to get such a large group of leftists together under one roof.

10 posted on 01/10/2006 1:56:23 PM PST by davisfh
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To: mnehrling

I think that if they'd meant they did not support or condone the President, it would have said "WHOM we neither support nor condone."


11 posted on 01/10/2006 1:56:32 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: mnehrling
Harry Belafonte: Still bananas after all these years
12 posted on 01/10/2006 1:58:03 PM PST by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: mnehrling

AARP is just an insurance company. Why they think they speak for anyone is a mystery.


13 posted on 01/10/2006 2:00:21 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Don't buy Bose. Their warranty is no good.)
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To: Mike Bates

Day-Old, Daaay-Old, Harry's brain is like day old bread....
Day-Old...


14 posted on 01/10/2006 2:00:55 PM PST by mnehring (Perry 06- It's better than a hippie in a cowboy hat or a commie with blue hair.)
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To: mnehrling
I understand that AARP is alarmed because of the people who are dropping their AARP membership because of their support and honoring of Harry B.
15 posted on 01/10/2006 2:01:13 PM PST by RAY
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To: mnehrling
To our dismay, Mr. Belafonte has made reckless and irresponsible statements about the President of the United States that we neither condone, nor do we support. Mr. Belafonte is entitled to express his own personal views, but AARP does not approve of the manner and tone that he has chosen and finds his comments completely unacceptable.
There. How's that? Do I win? Wait, no fair I do this for a living.
16 posted on 01/10/2006 2:06:29 PM PST by adgirl
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To: mnehrling

this piece of work is nothing more than the worst kind of scum. Enjoying the riches and success that America has given him while he heaps scorn and vitriol upon the whole country to a leftist dictator. He oughta move there, but no. I love these people - big fat mouth and without any conviction about anything whatsoever...


17 posted on 01/10/2006 2:07:31 PM PST by InsureAmerica (Evil? I have many words for it. We are as dust, to them. - v v putin)
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To: SittinYonder

Tired of the AARP? Seniors should check out this: http://www.nascon.org/



Thanks


18 posted on 01/10/2006 2:09:25 PM PST by silentreignofheroes
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To: davisfh
What amazes me about AARP is that they were able to get such a large group of leftists together under one roof.

Most people I know who joined did so for discounts on travel.

They lost lots of respect when they supported the prescription drug fiasco. The AARP is actually into insurance and they stand to gain from being a provider.

They lost me before my 55th birthday when I got envelopes that announced on the outside that I would soon be 55 and could join.

(I've grown up...now, I divulge my age proudly....but I still do hate the AARP selling out retired people)

19 posted on 01/10/2006 2:13:12 PM PST by grania ("Won't get fooled again")
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To: mnehrling
"To our dismay, Mr. Belafonte has made reckless and irresponsible statements about the President of the United States which we neither support nor condone. Mr. Belafonte is entitled to express his own personal views, but AARP does not condone the manner and tone which he has chosen and finds his comments completely unacceptable."

The second sentence, along with the use of "which" rather than "whom" in the first, pretty well clarifies the statement. That said, the first sentence would have been better worded as follows: To our dismay, Mr. Belafonte has made reckless and irresponsible statements, which we neither support nor condone, about the President of the United States.

20 posted on 01/10/2006 2:15:47 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Zeppelin
The AARP obviously disagrees with what Belafonte said, and that's what their statement is about.

Is he still their spokesman? He's still UNICEF's. They agree with what he said or he'd be out the door in a heartbeat. Correct me if I'm wrong, but, didn't the AARP support Kerry in '04?

21 posted on 01/10/2006 2:17:50 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: SittinYonder

bump to research.


22 posted on 01/10/2006 2:19:14 PM PST by jslade (Liberalism ALWAYS accomplishes the exact opposite of it's stated intent!)
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To: grania

The AARP is anti-American. It's the same as the Democrat (Socialist) Party. They are even featuring Belafonte, who thinks President Bush is a terrorist, on their cover. http://www.aarpmagazine.org/
The Federal Election Commission should look into their income and expenses.


23 posted on 01/10/2006 2:20:30 PM PST by pleikumud
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To: pbrown

yes, yes they did.

and i dont know if he's their spokesman or not.


24 posted on 01/10/2006 2:26:57 PM PST by Zeppelin (Texas Longhorns === National Champions !!!)
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To: davisfh

I withdrew my membership several years ago. Hardly a week goes by without correspondence from them. I return it in their postage paid envelope with just one word on it BELAFONTE. Evidently they haven't got the message from me as I'm still getting mail from them.


25 posted on 01/10/2006 2:32:22 PM PST by upcountry miss
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To: Zeppelin
He has to be something to them or they wouldn't have made a statement.

They lost me and my hubby when they supported sKerry. I don't want to put any money into the pockets of liberals like them.

26 posted on 01/10/2006 2:34:42 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: mnehrling
And someone, who's claim to fame is the slave song ... "Hey Mr. Tallyman, tally my bananas" should be considered quotable to whom?


I thought so.

But hey, please have respect for the dead, even if they have been above ground too long. Dogs need some enjoyment also.





27 posted on 01/10/2006 2:36:33 PM PST by G.Mason (Did the illegal worker in that burger place, spit on it before, or after he pick it up off the floor)
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To: silentreignofheros; jslade

I kinda know the guy that started NASCON. He's very serious about offering an alternative to the liberal AARP. Here's a link to a story I found about him and the organization.

http://www.msgr.com/news.php?readmore=66


28 posted on 01/10/2006 2:38:30 PM PST by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: mnehrling

"To our dismay, Mr. Belafonte has made reckless and irresponsible statements about the President of the United States which we neither support nor condone. Mr. Belafonte is entitled to express his own personal views, but AARP does not condone the manner and tone which he has chosen and finds his comments completely unacceptable."


Poorly written. A Freshman entering college would be required to take "BoneHead" English. I, too, have dropped AARP.


29 posted on 01/10/2006 2:39:47 PM PST by Cannon6
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To: pleikumud
"The AARP is anti-American. It's the same as the Democrat (Socialist) Party.The Federal Election Commission should look into their income and expenses."

Very well said! I hope that this "crooked" organization is investigated! I've been reading the posts on their legislative message board and can't believe both the downright socialist/communist beliefs of the posters or the number of homosexuals posting there.

Just click this link and enter as a guest and read a few of the topics and responses!

http://login.prospero.com/dir-login/index.asp?webtag=rp-workingops&lgnF=s&lgnNH=n&lgnDST=http%3A%2F%2Fcommunity%2Eaarp%2Eorg%2Fn%2Fmb%2Fsubscribe%2Easp%3Fwebtag%3Drp%2Dworkingops%26msg%3D2654%2E151

You'll be surprised!
30 posted on 01/10/2006 3:07:32 PM PST by JLGALT
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To: RAY

We dropped ours a long time ago and so did several of our friends. They are NOT the do all and be all. NOBODY speaks for me. I speak for MYSELF. That goes for AARP or those ridiculous feminists out there too.


31 posted on 01/10/2006 3:11:35 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: Cannon6
"To our dismay, Mr. Belafonte has made reckless and irresponsible statements about the President of the United States which we neither support nor condone. Mr. Belafonte is entitled to express his own personal views, but AARP does not condone the manner and tone which he has chosen and finds his comments completely unacceptable."

***What is completely unacceptable is the fact the AARP people have known for at least the past 30 years that Harry Belafonte is a zealous communist activist, and YET the AARP lauded Belafonte. Last analysis still holds that among socio-political ideologies most adverse and antithetical to America's governance precepts is COMMUNISM!
AARP is an acronym for what obscenities we are not permitted to write in the FR. (This is the week to express my great antipathy for communist Harry Belafonte even though he is seriously demented by long term communist brainwashing controls.)
32 posted on 01/10/2006 3:14:10 PM PST by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: Cannon6
"To our dismay, Mr. Belafonte has made reckless and irresponsible statements about the President of the United States which we neither support nor condone. Mr. Belafonte is entitled to express his own personal views, but AARP does not condone the manner and tone which he has chosen and finds his comments completely unacceptable."

***What is completely unacceptable is the fact the AARP people have known for at least the past 30 years that Harry Belafonte is a zealous communist activist, and YET the AARP lauded Belafonte. Last analysis still holds that among socio-political ideologies most adverse and antithetical to America's governance precepts is COMMUNISM!
AARP is an acronym for what obscenities we are not permitted to write in the FR. (This is the week to express my great antipathy for communist Harry Belafonte even though he is seriously demented by long term communist brainwashing controls.)
33 posted on 01/10/2006 3:15:41 PM PST by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: mnehrling
"To our dismay, Mr. Belafonte has made reckless and irresponsible statements about the President of the United States which we neither support nor condone. Mr. Belafonte is entitled to express his own personal views, but AARP does not condone the manner and tone which he has chosen and finds his comments completely unacceptable." SO WE FIRED THE SOB!

Tell me what is wrong with this statement.

ol' hoghead

34 posted on 01/10/2006 4:07:23 PM PST by ol' hoghead (flush, flush, plunge, plunge, flush, flush-I'm saving water the Algore way!)
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To: Mrs Zip

ping


35 posted on 01/11/2006 1:09:23 AM PST by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough become truth to 48% of all Americans (NRA)))
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To: upcountry miss

Unfortunately, that returned envelope is opened by
some clerk and the person or people who should see it
never do.


36 posted on 01/11/2006 5:13:57 AM PST by davisfh
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To: davisfh

But being a former postmaster, I know that at least AARP pays a premium price to collect these postage paid envelopes and I paid nothing. LOL


37 posted on 01/11/2006 5:33:44 AM PST by upcountry miss
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To: mnehrling

AARP

1-888-687-2277

7 AM to 12 midnight


38 posted on 01/12/2006 5:50:18 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta (Democrats would vote against Jesus Christ for the Supreme Court.)
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To: SittinYonder

Yes, good organization. I joined recently. I still get junk mail from AARP.


39 posted on 01/12/2006 5:52:12 PM PST by alarm rider (Irritating leftists as often as is humanly possible....)
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To: mnehrling
... Tell me what is wrong with this statement.

They did not strip him of the Citizen of the Year Award.

40 posted on 01/12/2006 9:24:53 PM PST by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken.)
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