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    This is what they voted for, and this is what we got.

    This was sent to me by another old geezer.



    The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47

    Times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an

    Analysis of census data released Monday. If all of us "old farts"

    Have all of the money, then let us try to elect someone who might be near

    honest and not be after feathering their own nests.



    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 Viet Nam. 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 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 mostly 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 Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2014 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 2014 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 "Grey-Haired Brigade."



    Footnote:

    I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate

    this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great county.

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    Howdy,

    Don't forget it was the old geezers that got/put this Country into the condition it is today.

    A 20yo young man or woman didn't have anything to do with the conditions things are in today.

    They are a product, not the problem.

    Paul
    I'm so Liberal that I work at the Bill and Hillary Clinton Regional Airport!

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    Agree, they are the product and now they are the problem.
    "You can get a lot accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan

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    Age has little to do with the apathy and laziness we all see today in society.
    “One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  6. Another thing to remember is us old geezers worked and paid our taxes to support our elders and their social security and we also supported the lay a bouts. Now there are less workers to support us and they want us gone. Something wrong here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stengun View Post
    Howdy,

    Don't forget it was the old geezers that got/put this Country into the condition it is today.

    A 20yo young man or woman didn't have anything to do with the conditions things are in today.

    They are a product, not the problem.

    Paul
    In the 1860's a president decided to tell the states how they should run. This was in violation of the Constitution. States knowing this seceded from the Union. This was not good enough for the Federal government, they wanted control, they wanted power, they wanted unification. They created a war that killed more Americans than at any other time in the history of our country. The Federal government has been trying to tell us how to run our lives ever since: whether we should drink or not, how we are to save our money, they needed money to create programs to encourage laziness and took it out of the wages of the working man, then they came up with more programs like welfare and food stamps. The Federal government has become an out of control monster since the 1860's.

    Please tell me how this started with the oldest generation living today? It's been going on for about 150 years. There is no one living that started the nightmare train we are all on. There may be some living that have perpetuated it, but none that started it.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."
    ~ Benjamin Franklin (maybe)

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