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Uncle Bill
11-13-2011, 12:54 PM
...of which I happen to be one. Once again A Nony Mous pens some powerful stuff on behalf of us elderly.

UB


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, worshipped 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 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 'Cool-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 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 or 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."

~Author, Anonymous. Grey-Haired Brigade Member

BrettG
11-14-2011, 02:02 PM
I envy your generation for all that you stand and fight for, makes me embarrassed to know what used to be has turned into to what is on my generations watch.

Socks
11-14-2011, 02:49 PM
I understand the sentiment and agree a little bit, but uh...isn't your generation pretty much in currently incontrol of congress both sides of the isle(sp?) and when all the spending began with the 1st Bush and Clinton?

Plenty of blame to go around regards.

Buzz
11-14-2011, 03:13 PM
I understand the sentiment and agree a little bit, but uh...isn't your generation pretty much in currently incontrol of congress both sides of the isle(sp?) and when all the spending began with the 1st Bush and Clinton?

Plenty of blame to go around regards.

I was kinda thinking the same thing. It seems that the screed that UB posted ignores the fact that tax burdens were MUCH MUCH higher back when WWII, Korea, and Vietnam were fought. The federal reserve bank was established in what, 1913? In 1933, FDR stopped the minting of gold coins and paper money was no longer backed by and redeemable for - gold. In 1933, glass-steagle passed and instituted banking regulations that were removed at the end of Clinton's presidency, a move that was partially responsible for the financial market meltdown of 2007 & 2008. It seems to me that the silver haired brigade is either suffering from some age related memory loss, or their memories are very selective. Those were the good old days I guess... :rolleyes:

Gerry Clinchy
11-14-2011, 04:30 PM
There are only 535 people in Congress ... and even though I qualify as a "geezer", I surely wouldn't vote for a lot of those people there now.


There were even a lot of people back then who didn't think FDR did the right things :-)

I think Bill's reference may have more to do with a mindset that differed.

Buzz
11-14-2011, 05:01 PM
There are only 535 people in Congress ... and even though I qualify as a "geezer", I surely wouldn't vote for a lot of those people there now.


There were even a lot of people back then who didn't think FDR did the right things :-)

I think Bill's reference may have more to do with a mindset that differed.


We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America ; we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

A lot of the socialist things that righties hate took place a long time ago. Since then taxes are way lower, and some regulation is gone...

caryalsobrook
11-15-2011, 06:59 AM
A lot of the socialist things that righties hate took place a long time ago. Since then taxes are way lower, and some regulation is gone...

Hm. Olny one with a short memory and little history of the US would make such a statement.

The US is over 200 years old. Johnson's Great Society program is less than 60 years old. FDR's programs are less than 80 years old.

And as far as taxes go, there has been NO INCOME TAX in this country longer than there has been one. No, far more socialist policies have been implemented in the 2nd half of the life of this country than in the first half.

road kill
11-15-2011, 07:06 AM
http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoom/?artpiece_id=379#


RK

Bayou Magic
11-15-2011, 08:32 AM
http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoom/?artpiece_id=379#


RK

Thanks for the link. It's worth the time to scroll over each president and item in the painting and read the information provided.

fp

Buzz
11-15-2011, 09:46 AM
Hm. Olny one with a short memory and little history of the US would make such a statement.

The US is over 200 years old. Johnson's Great Society program is less than 60 years old. FDR's programs are less than 80 years old.

And as far as taxes go, there has been NO INCOME TAX in this country longer than there has been one. No, far more socialist policies have been implemented in the 2nd half of the life of this country than in the first half.

Well, I always say that the conservative agenda is to roll back the 20th century... ;-)

road kill
11-15-2011, 10:16 AM
Well, I always say that the conservative agenda is to roll back the 20th century... ;-)

I always say the "secular progressives" will destroy America.;-)


RK

caryalsobrook
11-15-2011, 10:26 AM
Well, I always say that the conservative agenda is to roll back the 20th century... ;-)
As far as individual freedoms are concerned, that would be GREAT PROGRESS!!

Buzz
11-15-2011, 03:35 PM
As far as individual freedoms are concerned, that would be GREAT PROGRESS!!

Cary, I'm sure you'll enjoy this one as much as I did! :p

http://vimeo.com/32097080

caryalsobrook
11-15-2011, 06:08 PM
Cary, I'm sure you'll enjoy this one as much as I did! :p

http://vimeo.com/32097080
Like Obama, Johnson made so called wonderful satements that the great society program would eliminate poverty. FACT, after about 56 years and trillions of dollars later, poverty is the highest since it has been recorded. I would not say a word had it worked, but the fact is, it has been a sismal failure. Liberal excuse is that as always that not enough money was spent. What I hate is total commitment with massive amounts of money spent and total failure.

Here are a few examples. Dept of Energy formed during the Carter Admin. whose PRIMARY MISSION WAS TO ELIMINATE us DEPENDENCE OF FOREIGN OIL. At the time our dependence was about 20%. Today it is over 70%. Another failure that continues to be continued.

We spend more as a percentage of GDP. kWe spend more per capita than any other country also on education. Since it is run primarily by the gov., liberal answer is to spend more.

We spend more on health care as a percentage of GDP than any country in the world But we have the best reatment in the world. People come from all over the world for treatment here more than any other country. Liberal solution is for the gov. to take over health care and run it argueing than it can reduce costs.

I was not always conservative. In fact I must admit that I actually voted for Johnson. Gosh I hate to admit that but I did. Until Obama, I considered him the worst President in my lifetime and I VOTED FOR HIM.

I became conservative when I saw that gov. social programs almost never work. I could go on but will stop here.