Skip to comments.Seniors chop up AARP cards in Voter ID protest
Posted on 05/30/2012 12:41:37 PM PDT by QT3.14
Conservative groups are calling on Minnesota seniors to boycott the American Association of Retired Persons over the groups opposition to the photo identification measure on the November ballot.
To drive their point home, seniors gathered at a Wednesday press conference snipped AARP cards into shreds. They say there are conservative-affiliated groups that can give them the same senior discounts and that share their conviction that requiring a photo ID to vote will reduce voter fraud.
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First AARP pulls one on Obamacare, now Voter ID..drip, drip.
No right minded senior should have an AARP card.. I resigned from that group years ago...
Join a conservative seniors group. There’s at least one out there.
Here are a couple Conservative groups
Chuck Woolery has been pitching this one on TV lately.
The AARP has transitioned into a corporation and liberal advocacy organization - it will promote policies that will further its financial interests. It is now only disguised by its former reputation as a seniors group.
This organization is a good alternative: http://www.generationamerica.org/
It makes a wonderful medium-light pick.
Mrs Dog and I washed our hands of AARP, which vociferously supported the bill, when Congress passed the Obamacare boondoggle. AARP continues to send us stuff which goes from the mail box to the burn pile without passing go. sd
AARP should know better...
I like that! From now on that’s what I am going to do.
Every time AARP sends me something (and they do, often) I cram all their literature into the remittance envelope provided with a note saying “I DO NOT WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR PRO-LIBERAL ORGANIZATION!” and send it back to them using their pre-paid postage. It doesn’t stop the mailings but it costs them money and frankly, I enjoy doing it.
AARP CEO A. Barry Rand (left) and AARP President Jennie Chin Hansen.
The envelopes are big.
You can add the day’s rubbish, used Kleenex, whatever.
Chopped up my card long ago. Join AMAC. The conservative senior site.
See if you can tape it on to a brick or add a some metal to the envelope and let me know the results!
lol! Compared to the envelope that was sent to me the remittance envelope is usually small. So when I cram ALL the info back into it it usually looks like there is a brick inside. I’m sure the USPS hates processing such items and charges accordingly. I like the brick idea, though. :-)
I don’t have an AARP card. I have a concealed carry permit.
So why is AARP supporting this? Are they saying seniors are too feeble or too senile to get an ID?
It's also fun to mail to them another source's junk mail and give them a taste of 'junk' and at their expense.
What’s with all these CEOs who look like Colin Powell?
I'm going to suspect that we will find that a bunch of seniors have been getting "voted for" at their old addresses when they went into nursing homes.
AARP is no longer working for its original purposes
It is a liberal lobby machine now- 100% deidcated to getting out the senior vote for liberal causes
It should change its name to AARL (retired LIBERALS)
The idea that AARP is solely the best and lowest deal around....is completely bogus. There are various better deals. What they get...is lots of hyped advertising over the past twenty years. If they had stayed with just insurance and old folks issues...and not got all political with either party, then I wouldn’t care. But over the past decade....they showed an intense interest to become political in nature.
Thanks— I know that one. =)
Tape the postage paid envelope to the outside of a package. Good way to get rid of garbage or construction debris.
Some Seniors are stuck in the past and have decided they will not change with the times. They miss out on some good times because of this. The site is benign, I went they just to see, it works fine, which means they you have not updated your computer probably forever. You are probably deathly afraid of downloading a virus's, no doubt, because you don't do your updates because you probably heard you get them through downloads. Get friendly with a neighborhood kid, they will set you straight, the you can browse sites safely.
LOL. Who do you think fixes the machines for the neighborhood kids when they screw it up? Me. I just don’t like sites that make me install additional software to see the content.
Get over yourself.
He has served as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Howard University since 2006 and has also served on the boards of the Urban Family Institute, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Garth Fagan Dance Theatre. He established the Helen Matthews Rand Endowed Scholarship, a $1.5 million program at the Howard University School of Education named in honor of his late mother, a Washington, D.C., public school principal, to encourage students to enter teaching careers in urban school areas. Mr. Rand continues to serve on a number of boards and advisory committees. He holds a B.A. from American University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University, where he was also a Sloan Executive Fellow. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from six universities. He was inducted into the National Sales Hall of Fame (winning the Thomas J. Watson Award) and is a recipient of the esteemed NAACP Image Award. He and his wife, Donna, have two adult children
Missing from his official bio is the fact that he was a supporter, bundler and donated money to one Hussein Obama before he was placed into this great job
That was the point. You may not be an old fuddy-duddy but it is difficult to tell from your statement. May I politely inquire what software the site wanted you to install? Some obnoxious sites do require you to DL their proprietary player of viewer but I don't have any of them installed. So from what I do have installed, and did not get an error message, I would guess that this site wanted Adobe Flash, it that right? Again, that is needed by a great number of web sites and will be until HTML5 takes over later on. What is your objection to Adobe Flash, may I ask? And no offence intended, my apologies.
If he was a conservative with those credentials would he be accused by the Left as ‘acting black’ or something along those lines?
Agree re. HTML5, assuming it gets finalized and implemented consistently. I'll probably install Flash again when it's for a site where I need it.
LOL! Me too, on both counts.