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    I'd like to leave with something my friends and I believe in, and are in hopes more Americans will 'get it' also. Just a couple more weeks and we'll know if we are on the path to getting our country back, or it's on the way to total ruin by the liberals,socialists, and Marxists.

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    They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "baby boomer" 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 and 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 home of the brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangle 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 current 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 two weeks 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 November we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the White House or to 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."







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    Where ya going?
    I hope you're ok.
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    I'd like to leave with something my friends and I believe in, and are in hopes more Americans will 'get it' also. Just a couple more weeks and we'll know if we are on the path to getting our country back, or it's on the way to total ruin by the liberals,socialists, and Marxists.

    Uncle Bill, can you please tell me just how the Republicans helped the Country? We did not have a deflict and no wars were going on when "your guy" took office in 2001. When your guy left office in 2009, we were in the middle of 2 wars and a record defict and the Country headed toward a depression. The stock market was on a steady decline, Banks were going out of business at a record pace, homes were being foreclosed on, unemployment skyrocketing.

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    To be perfectly honest with you, your post really pisses me off. Keep blaming the "youngsters" but 'you' are just as much to blame as anyone else. I don't mean to detract from the things that the 'the greatest generation' and 'baby boomers' have accomplished, but yall have screwed up a bunch of crap at the same time. Your cut and paste does nothing but place blame in the wrong place. It's everyone's fault.
    It was the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the current congress.
    If I remember correctly
    senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs
    voted overwhelmingly for Obama as well. Don't blame this on us.

    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.
    And your prized 'baby boomers' aren't busy doing the same thing? In fact, I'd say they are probably the most busy being concerned with careers and social ladders.

    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.
    Apparently, your generation didn't have sense enough either and you are obviously complaining about it via this email, which I suspect many people your age are forwarding, therefore, you are all complaining. How ironic.

    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.
    More hypocrisy.

    We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren.
    More incorrect blame.

    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."
    Yeah, because nobody else has done anything right.

    You know what? This bullshit email is a fine example of one of the major problems with this country. Sure UB, keep passing the buck and saying it's everyone else's fault. Who needs to take responsibility for their own actions when they can just blame it on someone else anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducknwork View Post
    To be perfectly honest with you, your post really pisses me off. Keep blaming the "youngsters" but 'you' are just as much to blame as anyone else. You know what? This bullshit email is a fine example of one of the major problems with this country. Sure UB, keep passing the buck and saying it's everyone else's fault. Who needs to take responsibility for their own actions when they can just blame it on someone else anyway?
    Thanks Duck...I was thinking the same thing, but just didn't have the energy...

    I hope UB is ok, sounded like he put himself on some kind of short list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    Thanks Duck...I was thinking the same thing, but just didn't have the energy...

    I hope UB is ok, sounded like he put himself on some kind of short list.
    I think "before I go down" was the title of the email he passed along on RTF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    I think "before I go down" was the title of the email he passed along on RTF.
    Roger, no need to be churlish about UB posting an email he received; how is that any more tedious than your endless cut and paste drivel?

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    Thanks Duck! How worthless of a FWD email. Those generation did do get things, and have all my respect. But if the "youngsters" are the reason this county is in this position now, would it be because the gray-haired brigade didn't pass along and instill their morals, ethics, and principals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterDogRem View Post
    Thanks Duck! How worthless of a FWD email. Those generation did do get things, and have all my respect. But if the "youngsters" are the reason this county is in this position now, would it be because the gray-haired brigade didn't pass along and instill their morals, ethics, and principals?
    It's hard to pass along something that you no longer possess because you completely turned your back on them and rejected them during the 60s and 70s.

    Yeah, UB, your hippie movement (among other things) had nothing to do with the state of affairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducknwork View Post
    It's hard to pass along something that you no longer possess because you completely turned your back on them and rejected them during the 60s and 70s.

    Yeah, UB, your hippie movement (among other things) had nothing to do with the state of affairs.
    I think you'll find that UB predates hippy - try McCarthy and John Birch Society era. He is a kindred spirit to Robert Welch (maker of Sugar Baby candies and founder of the John Birch Society) and Fred Koch, another John Birch founding member who is now one of the prime money men for the tea party movement. (No disrespect intended. I would assume that UB would agree.)

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