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Old Sep 19, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Grey Hair Brigade.

They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were.

We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Vietnam . We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America ! We fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner , America , and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America .

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

It was the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress.
You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies." You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don't worry youngsters, the Gray Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Gray-Haired Brigade."

Author: An Anonymous Gray-Haired Brigade Member

I am another Gray Haired Geezer signing on.
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 09:34 AM
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BS - not even convincing BS either
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 09:35 AM
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Mine would be gray if I didn't keep it shaved so count me in also. Reading ETs posts and teenage kids is what caused mine
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 09:37 AM
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Mine would be gray if I didn't keep it shaved so count me in also. Reading ETs posts and teenage kids is what caused mine
You got much left then
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 09:52 AM
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I'll be among those trying their best to defeat obammy, I can't believe the damage that he has done in less than 3 years. He suffered some defeats in 2000, and the special elections sure didn't go his way earlier this month. We can only hope that is a sign of things to come. Just hope we can get a true conservative in the White house, and also get some more in congress.
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 09:56 AM
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Spot on Mark!
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 10:04 AM
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I think we 'old farts' have to accept that it's a brave new world AND (more to the point) it's 'theirs' - not ours!
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 10:16 AM
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Amen to that ET!
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 10:16 AM
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I think we 'old farts' have to accept that it's a brave new world AND (more to the point) it's 'theirs' - not ours!
Old farts??? I prefer "aging flatulator" myself!
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 10:51 AM
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Old farts??? I prefer "aging flatulator" myself!
Oh 'fart' is the only descriptor here - 'steady on - you'll tear yourself a new butt' the sort of response I receive!

Supposedly it's the sign of a healthy metabolism - in which case I'm 'very' healthy!
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 11:00 AM
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I used to hear of an organization called the "Grey Panthers". If it still exists, I may want to join up.
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 11:01 AM
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I used to hear of an organization called the "Grey Panthers". If it still exists, I may want to join up.
Kewl - I bet they can fart like a steam hammer
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My wife bought a package of freeze dried okra snacks. They were pretty good, and I ate a couple of handfuls. I developed almost continuous powerful flatulence. We threw the rest of the package away. I wanted to put it out for the deer but my wife wouldn't let me.
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 11:08 AM
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My wife bought a package of freeze dried okra snacks. They were pretty good, and I ate a couple of handfuls. I developed almost continuous powerful flatulence. We threw the rest of the package away. I wanted to put it out for the deer but my wife wouldn't let me.
When my wife farts in company, we kick the dog
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Old Sep 19, 2011, 11:13 AM
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Sorry, young people did not elect Obama. The actual youth voting was not much different from the past.

Old folks elected Obama just like they elected Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, Johnson...
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