This isn't me, but my sediments eggzactly. Pic could be greg az

This isn't me, but my sediments eggzactly. Pic could be greg az

Grey-Haired Brigade
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 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 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."
Author, Anon. Grey-Haired Brigade Member

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.

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 11:15 PM

greg az

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Sam said it could be me... Nope it IS me.. Out side of not having a beard, or a crank start car it's me to a T.. I think the geezers on here all share a couple of things.. Most important is we remember an America where work mattered..

I'm going to bitch about something that bugs me big time.. POTUS and the "suits" in DC have decided that it's ok to sell out our manufacturing.. Heck all we have to do is "Retrain".. RETRAIN my ass.. The cost of that education has now gone past credit card debt.. I know.. the youngest is 50K in debt.. with a degree that she can't get a job with.. So now she wants to spend another 6K for yet another degree.. Gloria and i are fighting her on this, as we know it's going to ruin her credit and doubt that it will make a bit of difference.. Thing is that the Administration is throwing this out like it's the answer to all the problems in the world.. Hey just retrain.. Bull Shit.. Program after program is harping on the cost of this.. Education bills really are higher (first time ever) than credit card debt..Heres what makes me mad on top of that..

The head hunters are telling young (and old i guess) grads that it's a bad sign if you stay with a company for over 5 years.. Heard this from more than one source.. I understand in theory why this is the case.. but what sort of Nation of workers are we that staying with a company for over 5 years is a negative.. My Dad worked for the same company for 50 years.. from 36 to 86.. That mattered, i was always proud of the fact that i only had three jobs in my life.. Nope thats a negative now.. Talk about selfish, talk about not having a since of pride in your company.. I don't want to go all cowboy and talk about "riding for the brand".. but wheres the loyalty in this..

Like a lot of guys i defined myself by my job.. i was proud of the companies i worked for.. and in all honesty i was treated well by all of them.. Where is that 5 year plan going to lead us.. If anyone thinks thats the way to "succeed" then i guess you're further along on the retrain than me..

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 4:11 AM


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General of the Army
Join Date:
Dec 2009
West Texas
gray haired brigade

Lord, I hope so. Good thoughts Greg. I guess I really am the oldest 50 year old you'll ever meet. Like Greg, all apply but the hand crank car. Sure started some tractors by hand though. Stampede huh? Count me in. Kinda feel bad only staying with the company 25 years. Lol!
In edit, no military, no ice it milk delivery. Too dang far out of town. We had to go to the ice house and get it ourselves.

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