Monday, September 26, 2011

A Branch of the Tea Party ?

 Gray 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 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 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
I am another Gray Haired Geezer signing on. Come on guys. Let’s get this circulating around.

Thanks Dan !

38 comments:

Randy-g said...

Another grey(where it hasn't fallen out)haired geezer reporting for duty!

Adrienne said...

I'm in...

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Randy, you too?

Adrienne said...

and you're linked, too!

I really do get sick and tired of being demonized because I'm a "woman of a certain age."

I don't remember "ice boxes" but in my grandmas apartment building there were little doors in the hallway where the ice man could access the back of the iceboxes. I loved those little doors!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Adrienne, Go get em geezer.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Adrienne, that is funny when we're here at the same time. Thank you for the link.

Subvet said...

"Old" ain't feeble.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Subvet, I know, old is dangerous.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Hear, hear!

Ron Russell said...

A true and well written piece. I'm going to try and post it at TOTUS.

Old Bob said...

One of the guys at the office had a sign above his desk:
"Age and treachery will win out over youth and skill."

Scott said...

I remember the "Ice Box" in my great aunt's kitchen. We dug outhouses. I was told not to crank the tractor as you could break a wrist if you didn't know what you were doing. I think I qualify and hereby enlist!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Fuzzy, see see!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Ron, thanks for the honor.

Opus #6 said...

Fabulous! Sign me up. Am I old enough yet?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Old Bob, you and your friend's "True" sign are welcome here anytime.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Scotty, welcome aboard Sir.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Opie, you don't look a day over 29, but I'll sign you up anyway.

LL said...

Old people - and particularly old WHITE people (thus exempting Obama's elderly negro illegal alien relatives) don't have the right to an opinion in the ObamaNation.

Brooke said...

The women in my family get grey hair early on, and at thirty-two I have a streak next to my ear.

Can I join?

The Conservative Lady said...

I am a proud member. Now all I have to say to the Brigade is...CHARGE!

WomanHonorThyself said...

perfect...says it all...geritol anyone?...lolz

banned said...

Not quite there yet and on the wrong side of the pond but I do remember party lines (and the dreadful 'service' provided by the then nationalised British Telecom); we had an outhouse but it was complimented by an inhouse; didn't have an icebox but did have a brickbuilt coalshed and my favorite early playground was the remains of the Anderson bomb shelter in the back garden.

Your best hope for Victory will be the apathy of the young who might have roused themselves once for Obama but why would they bother again?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

LL, he only tells you what he thinks, and doesn't care what the country wants.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Brooke, of course you can, but you'll have to think "Geezer".

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Lady, we're a comin, but not that fast any more.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

WHT, it all helps.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Banned, you're right, apathy and youth go hand in hand.

USA_Admiral said...

Very Good!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Admiral, you be a jianin?

USA_Admiral said...

I guess I forgot my meds, but a what?

Cookie..... said...

Woodsterman (Odie), I recently returned to blogging after a long hiatus, and an old Submarine shipmate of mine (SubVet) highly recommended I peruse yur(intentionally misspelled) blog.

I just finished the above article and thought it was absolutey spot on, and described this old "Bubble-Head" and "geezer" as well.

I'm still in the process of setting up the new blog, "Cookie's Place-- Chuck and Chat" so in a few days I will be adding you to my blog-roll, with yur permishun of course.

Great Post Mate!!!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Admiral, damned if I can remember. I'm definitely a Geezer, huh.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Cookie, you never need our permission to promote our blogs in our little group. Welcome aboard, and I'll put you up in the "New Blog" section. You're jumping in with both feet. Many people are too embarrassed to admit they visit Woodsterman.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Admiral, I remembered ... my poor impression of a southern sounding "joining".

Cookie..... said...

BTW, in t'days post, I included a short blurb about yur blog with a link!!

Thecookiesplace.blogspot.com/

nominedeus said...

Like Banned am on the wrong side of the pond (and the wrong side of the half century) I remember outhouses and starting cars with crank handles, ( in fact it is only this year that I 'hopefully', cranked my motor that way for the last time), we do need to rise up and tell the young upstart politicians that 'manners maketh the man' they seem to have forgotten or never been trained to respect their elders in the first place...
Good luck to all the Greyhaired ones out there, mine just fell out, whats left still has colour, but the beard is definitely GREY!, and staying that way....
you got my vote for what its worth!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

nominedeus, you and Banned need to get a far side of the pond branch going.