Monthly Archives: February 2011

ALVIN S. SIMPLETON SAYS WE SENIOR CITIZENS RULE AMERICA

You know how I know we senior citizens rule America? Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson says so in his column of February 21. Right in the title, he says: “Who Rules America?” and then right in the title, he gives the answer: “AARP.”

According to him, the AARP, with it 40 million members, has taken over the government. Now he doesn’t say this in so many words. No, his words are “The great question haunting Washington’s budget debate is whether our elected politicians will take back government from AARP…”

Well, sir, I’m one of those 40 Million members and this is the first I heard that AARP had taken government from who? I suppose the taxpayers, of which I am one.

Anyway, his beef with us senior citizens is we will not allow the politicians to touch Medicare and Social Security. No, sir, we AARP frustrates “needed Social Security and Medicare changes.”

AARP is so powerful it throws fear into the politicians.

I don’t know how long it took the politicians to make payment for medicines a part of Medicare, but it took a long time. If the AARP is powerful, why did it take so long.

And if you senior citizens didn’t know it, these programs, says Samuelson, “constitute middle-class welfare.” Ignore the fact that senior citizens paid into both programs during their working years.

If you can’t find anyone else to pick on, pick on the old folks.

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ALVIN S. SIMPLETON SAYS THIS IS FOR PALIN FUNATICS

The online news outlets and blogs say Dear Sarah is planning to trademark the “Palin” name. I say do it Sarah do it cause after 2012 that gravy train you riding will come to a screeching halt. Trademark your name and continue to collect the money the fools are giving you.

The same sources indicate Bristol Palin is writing a book, has bought a house, and is, in general, at 20 years of age, an experienced celebrity. I know you Palinatics are eagerly awaiting the publication of the book. I mean, man, with her experience as a pregnant teen and daughter of a former vice presidential candidate, she has got a whole lot to say.

About that memoir Bristol is supposedly writing, The Huffington Post indicates some that there is some ambiguity—will it be published or not? I mean, them folks in the Palin camp oughta stop teasing us.

Okay, I admit, I probably wouldn’t read it.

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ALVIN S. SIMPLETON SAYS THIS IS AFRICA

Human beings all over the world do crazy things, sometimes even irrational things. Take Africa for instance__

In Nigeria, you had better be very careful about what you say about a government official on Facebook. Man, there ain’t really no freedom of speech. A man ranted about the governor in January on his Facebook page, which has since be removed. For speaking his mind, he was arrested for traumatizing the governor so badly, the gov had to be hospitalized. Read about here. The dude called for Allah to curse the governor and his friends. Hey, man in Africa, you don’t put no curse on nobody cause they take their curses serious.

The BBC website reported on it website that in Malawi the government has proposed a law against farting in public. Hey, man I want that law brought to the shores of the good old US of A. one person was quoted as saying the government criminalizing the “release of intestinal gases…is a joke of democracy.”

How in hell the question of democracy has anything to do with farting is beyond me.

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ALVIN S. SIMPLETON SAYS I TOLE YOUALL SHE WEREN’T FIT TO BE PRESIDENT

“Sarah Palin’s supporters and critics need to calm down. She’s a celebrity, not a future president”, is the sub-headline of an article in The Christian Science Monitor on February 3, by Walter Rodgers.

In the article, he lets all of you Dear Sarah funatics and you haters, too, that Dear Sarah is good copy, good for TV. She is, he says, “like a good movie that you don’t want to end.”

For me, a Dear Sarah watcher, I have tried without success to stop watching. She is an addiction because you wonder what she will say and do next. Rodgers is right, only I see her as a funny sitcom, and I wait anxiously for the next episode.

Of course she isn’t presidential material. No matter, the other hopefuls will treat her as if she is the front runner for the Republican nomination for 2012.

In the history of presidential elections, she will be a minor footnote.

All I can say is run, Sarah, run.

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