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Seniors chop up AARP cards in Voter ID protest
Star Tribune (MN) ^ | May 23, 2012 | Jennifer Brooks

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 group’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: aarp; minnesota; obamacare; seniors; voterid; voting
Great they are speaking out as they did in the Dallas AARP meeting where officials walked out of the meeting when challenged about their stance on ObamaCare (on YouTube).

First AARP pulls one on Obamacare, now Voter ID..drip, drip.


1 posted on 05/30/2012 12:41:52 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14
Great letter from this business critical of AARP.

Letter to AARP

2 posted on 05/30/2012 12:43:53 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL...They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: QT3.14

No right minded senior should have an AARP card.. I resigned from that group years ago...


3 posted on 05/30/2012 12:44:47 PM PDT by tje
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To: tje

Join a conservative seniors group. There’s at least one out there.


4 posted on 05/30/2012 12:51:36 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: tje
I get AARP’s solicitations about once a month. I chop up and mail back their material in their postage paid envelope.
5 posted on 05/30/2012 12:52:15 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Clara Lou

http://www.generationamerica.org


6 posted on 05/30/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Here are a couple Conservative groups

http://www.americanseniors.org/

http://www.generationamerica.org/

Chuck Woolery has been pitching this one on TV lately.


7 posted on 05/30/2012 12:58:03 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: tje

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/


8 posted on 05/30/2012 12:59:50 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: QT3.14
I play guitar and I use my AARP card all the time.

It makes a wonderful medium-light pick.

9 posted on 05/30/2012 1:04:45 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something, or fall for anything.)
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To: QT3.14

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


10 posted on 05/30/2012 1:06:45 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: QT3.14

AARP should know better...


11 posted on 05/30/2012 1:07:15 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I like that! From now on that’s what I am going to do.


12 posted on 05/30/2012 1:08:25 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: QT3.14

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.


13 posted on 05/30/2012 1:09:00 PM PDT by South40
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To: QT3.14

AARP CEO A. Barry Rand (left) and AARP President Jennie Chin Hansen.

14 posted on 05/30/2012 1:10:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ops33

The envelopes are big.
You can add the day’s rubbish, used Kleenex, whatever.


15 posted on 05/30/2012 1:17:57 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: DAC21
Appreciate the references. I just checked the "American Seniors Association" site and was told I needed to install a new plug-in to view all the content.

No thanks.

16 posted on 05/30/2012 1:21:29 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: QT3.14

Chopped up my card long ago. Join AMAC. The conservative senior site.


17 posted on 05/30/2012 1:27:47 PM PDT by lucky american
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To: South40

See if you can tape it on to a brick or add a some metal to the envelope and let me know the results!


18 posted on 05/30/2012 1:30:31 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray

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. :-)


19 posted on 05/30/2012 1:34:01 PM PDT by South40
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To: QT3.14

I don’t have an AARP card. I have a concealed carry permit.


20 posted on 05/30/2012 2:01:16 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: QT3.14

So why is AARP supporting this? Are they saying seniors are too feeble or too senile to get an ID?


21 posted on 05/30/2012 2:01:47 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I chop up and mail back their material in their postage paid envelope.

It's also fun to mail to them another source's junk mail and give them a taste of 'junk' and at their expense.

22 posted on 05/30/2012 2:11:34 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL...They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: kcvl

What’s with all these CEOs who look like Colin Powell?


23 posted on 05/30/2012 2:14:25 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
So why is AARP supporting this? Are they saying seniors are too feeble or too senile to get an ID?

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.

24 posted on 05/30/2012 2:40:01 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

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)


25 posted on 05/30/2012 2:49:46 PM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH F.U. GOP)
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To: tje

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.


26 posted on 05/30/2012 2:53:07 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Puppage

Thanks— I know that one. =)


27 posted on 05/30/2012 2:54:28 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
"The envelopes are big.
You can add the day’s rubbish, used Kleenex, whatever."

Tape the postage paid envelope to the outside of a package. Good way to get rid of garbage or construction debris.

28 posted on 05/30/2012 3:39:53 PM PDT by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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To: ken in texas
Appreciate the references. I just checked the "American Seniors Association" site and was told I needed to install a new plug-in to view all the content. No thanks.

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.

29 posted on 05/30/2012 6:49:28 PM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*ou)
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To: SandwicheGuy

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.


30 posted on 05/30/2012 7:22:35 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


31 posted on 05/30/2012 7:35:03 PM PDT by nutmeg (So... Clinton was our first black president, and Obama is our first gay president?)
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To: QT3.14
Meet the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AARP, A Barry Rand.

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


32 posted on 05/30/2012 7:54:27 PM PDT by Larry381 ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
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To: ken in texas
Me. I just don’t like sites that make me install additional software to see the content

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.

33 posted on 05/30/2012 8:13:18 PM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*ou)
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To: Larry381

If he was a conservative with those credentials would he be accused by the Left as ‘acting black’ or something along those lines?


34 posted on 05/30/2012 10:04:37 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL...They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: SandwicheGuy
My objection to Flash is that new vulnerabilities seem to show up on a weekly basis, if not more frequently. If it wasn't for Flash, scans with Secunia PSI would always show my installed software up to date.

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.

35 posted on 05/31/2012 6:38:48 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks QT3.14.


36 posted on 06/03/2012 2:29:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: USMCPOP

LOL! Me too, on both counts.


37 posted on 06/04/2012 7:21:17 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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