Skip to comments.Proud Gray-Haired Geezer
Posted on 01/03/2014 8:46:16 AM PST by Varmint Al
|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
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
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
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."
This is spot on. I am another Gray-Haired Geezer
signing on. I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over
this once great county.
Can you feel the ground shaking?
It's not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.
Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
I am not young by any means, but to say that old people made everything that is right about this country and the young started all this downhill in 2008 is a crock. Who voted for FDR, LBJ, Carter, Clinton, etc.?
There are many old people on the government teat and they are not willing to give it up, saying that they deserve it.
See what happens when broad stereotypes are made?
There are conservatives and liberals in every age group.
Lets cull them out.That is more permanent.
I agree 100% with the writer and the sentiment. However, it has not been the “youngsters” alone who brought this on. I’m also a a boomer and have to admit that most of the anti Americanism seen today is the result of the same hippy boomers that spit on me when I walked thru airports in my dress blues in the “70s. These cretins have incrementally sold the nation a bill of lies cloaked in progressivism. Many of these are prominent in the House amd Senate today. Most of us recognize them or their motives from those hippy years. The current resident of the whitehouse merely a product of four decades of hippy boomer lies and anti Americanism. While the rest of us were busy striving for the American dream. I can only hope that the rest of us graybeards really do take the country back. I am not optimistic.