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Dangerous Old Men
American Thinker ^ | January 12, 2013 | Ebben Raves

Posted on 02/18/2014 10:22:54 AM PST by Neil E. Wright

Everybody knows a Walt Kowalski.  He is the grizzled Korean War veteran Clint Eastwood played in the movie Gran Torino.  A man who spends his days sitting on the porch, keeping his house and yard immaculate, satisfied to drink his cheap beer while watching his neighborhood and country go to hell around him.  He is an anachronism, a dinosaur -- part of the old America where you worked hard, took pride in your work and where you lived, and fought for your country and what it stood for when called upon.  Armed with his M1 Garand rifle and 1911 .45 pistol he brought back from the war, he put new meaning in "Get off my lawn."

.... SNIP ....

Fewer have heard of Ben Mitchell, who features in the book  Enemies Foreign and Domestic

.... SNIP ....

Both of these men are fictional characters, but is it just fantasy?  Let us look back at Samuel Whittemore.  Samuel was an old man -- seventy-eight years old, to be exact -- on April 19, 1775.  After many years of service bearing arms for the British Crown, surely he was too old to fight, and his wife even told him so.  On that fateful morning, though, he gathered up his musket, two pistols, and a cavalry saber that he acquired from a French officer who "died suddenly" and took his place to meet the British Regulars in Menotomy.  When it was over, the British thought they were fired upon by a whole company and sent the same to subdue him.  After dispatching some British Regulars by emptying his musket and pistols and drawing his sword, he had half his face shot off and was bayoneted thirteen times and left for dead.  Samuel did indeed die -- ten years later.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; bracken; culturewars; efad; resistance; veterans
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1 posted on 02/18/2014 10:22:54 AM PST by Neil E. Wright
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To: Travis McGee

Ping. A year-old article mentioning your book.


2 posted on 02/18/2014 10:32:08 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

The generation we live in now = Don’t forget to register for Obamacare and sign up for food stamps. Your marijuana prescription is on its way.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 10:32:36 AM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Preserve freedom. Shoot a liberal.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 10:44:39 AM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

the mold has been broken..there ain’t no more...and that’s the name o’ THAT toon!

Semper Watching!
Unbelievable
Dick.G: AMERICAN !
*****


5 posted on 02/18/2014 11:00:04 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Neil E. Wright

“Don’t mess with old men. They are too old to fight, so they will just kill you.”


6 posted on 02/18/2014 11:01:04 AM PST by afsnco
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bfl


7 posted on 02/18/2014 11:02:19 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Neil E. Wright

             

8 posted on 02/18/2014 11:03:02 AM PST by tomkat
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To: Neil E. Wright

Speaking of angry old men. Paul Ryan and the Republican party just stirred up a bunch of us angry old veterans.

Veterans have known for decades that Democrats in Congress didn’t represent us, but when Republicans passed Paul Ryan’s Budget cutting military retirement benefits, we learned that veterans now aren’t represented by either political party.

At present, our country’s veterans have no representation in Congress and it makes us wonder how this came about. Was it something we did or failed to do that caused us to lose representation? How could it be that illegal aliens, homosexuals, and homosexual pedophiles are well represented in Congress, but our country’s veterans who gave the best years of their lives in the service of their country are not represented by either of our political parties?

Veterans are now organizing throughout this country and will make our presence known in the coming Republican Primaries and in November when we will do all we can to defeat every incumbent Republican Congressman.

Paul Ryan, John Boehner and the Republican Party attacked the Veteran community and we intend to respond accordingly.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 11:20:22 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

bkmk


10 posted on 02/18/2014 11:31:28 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: DJ Taylor
At present, our country’s veterans have no representation in Congress

Patty Murray says she loves veterans.

11 posted on 02/18/2014 12:49:48 PM PST by Parmy
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To: Neil E. Wright

Here’s to dangerous old men. I know a few.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 12:59:51 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Bigg Red

The thing about dangerous old men is that their numbers keep growing as the politicians continue to destroy our country. How much longer are we going to wait before we do something about it?


13 posted on 02/18/2014 1:11:09 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: B4Ranch

This old man is doing what is recommended. I take interest in my local politics and I vote and I post on FR.

I don’t own a pig farm.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 1:24:29 PM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Bigg Red

Here’s to dangerous old men. I married one.


15 posted on 02/18/2014 1:32:41 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: Bigg Red

The funny thing about GranTorino is my dad had a G. Torino before he traded it in for a Thunderbird when he was 80, after my adult children saw Gran Torino they all said the same think.....Hey, thats grandpa.....My dad didn’t move out of Detroit until he was pass 80. He and his long time next door neighbor (who had a dog that scared the crap out of me)were the only whites in the whole area. When someone knocked on his door, he answered with a gun in his hand..One guy saw his gun, jumped down the steps from the porch and yelled.....WRONG HOUSE....lol


16 posted on 02/18/2014 1:52:48 PM PST by goat granny (.)
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To: Neil E. Wright
Cool to see it again!


17 posted on 02/18/2014 2:04:06 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ArmyTeach

:)


18 posted on 02/18/2014 2:10:17 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Gadsden1st

I don’t own a pig farm.


Wood chipper on a creek bank is good too.......


19 posted on 02/18/2014 6:31:13 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Neil E. Wright

We’re dangerous because we knw how to be mean. W don’t want to be mean but we know precisely when it’s appropriate to be SOBs


20 posted on 02/18/2014 6:32:41 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: S.O.S121.500

buying lime futures....


21 posted on 02/18/2014 6:35:44 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: jmacusa
Were you around when these were popular?


22 posted on 02/18/2014 6:42:54 PM PST by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: kitchen

Can’t swear to it.


23 posted on 02/18/2014 7:50:55 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

The oldest men in this country are from the greatest generation ever and the “old men” are their younger brothers.

The 20 somethings today are the stupidest generation ever.


24 posted on 02/18/2014 7:58:37 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Neil E. Wright
As one who is getting close that "Dangerous Old Man" status...."I'm just sayin'..."



A heck of a lot of us are damned angry about what has, and is happening, happened to our country.
We talked and swore and tried to sound the alarm, but America just didn't listen.
25 posted on 02/18/2014 8:00:39 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Neil E. Wright
 
Here's a dangerous old man, who made his death an expensive one for his enemies.
 
Profundo respeto, Don Alejo.
 
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2010/11/mexican-marines-reconstruct-death-of.html
 
 

26 posted on 02/19/2014 3:40:04 AM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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