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 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
> > 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."
> > Footnote:
> > 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???