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The Grey-Haired Brigade

October 13th, 2010 . by TexasFred

The 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, worshipped 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, ten 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 and fought in Korea and Vietnam.

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 home of the brave.”

We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag.

We know the words to the Star Spangle Banner 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 too interested in their careers and “climbing the social ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting.

It appears that we care more about our grandchildren than some care about their children.

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 a few days 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 November we’re going to the polls by the millions.

This land does not belong to Hussein Obama or 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.

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16 Responses to “The Grey-Haired Brigade”

  1. comment number 1 by:


    we have a large group of people at the Ford dealership I work at part time that are older than the group you describe, the ones who remember WWII and some who actually fought in that war and Korea. They are reliable and they are the driver who bring cars and trucks to auctions, Other dealers and “courtesy deliveries”. We call them the “Prune Platoon” Just thought I’d share that. especially since I hold these individuals in high esteem!

  2. comment number 2 by: Vigilante

    “No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. ”

    …….and Fred, for the Republicans sake THIS had better change if they, or any other party(s) values their political careers because if it don’t I see nothing short of armed rebellion to take the country back after throwing the elitist
    snobs out on their worthless asses.

  3. comment number 3 by: HoosierArmyMom

    So wonderfully said Fred. All I can say is a big ole AMEN… and no, I don’t remember “the icebox” or ice delivery, but I sure remember going out to the outhouse at my grandma’s in the dead of winter!!! Eh Gad… it was a joyous day when my uncle dug her well, installed a pump and indoor plumbing!!!! LOL!!!

  4. comment number 4 by: TXSonOfLiberty

    I have no words Fred………just pride in my heart, a lump in my throat, and a tear in my eye…….and I will be at the polls, even if the gates of hell are against me!!! And if the polls don’t work, I can still shoot straight!!

    Keep Your Powder Dry!

  5. comment number 5 by: Always On Watch

    I’ve had grey hair since I was in my mid-30′s.

    Pretty much snow-headed now — except for blond out of a bottle. ;)

    No matter what it takes to get us to the polls, Mr. AOW and I will voting on November 2. Hell, last year we had to hire handicapped taxi! But we got there.

  6. comment number 6 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    You’re Fucking-A RIGHT we’re gonna take this shit back, Fred. The “young” are just that, plus STUPID and GULLIBLE.

    The Demorats are about to find out that old age, experience and guile beat simple “youth” any day.


  7. comment number 7 by: Steve Dennis

    GREAT POST! You said all that needed to be said right there!

  8. comment number 8 by: mrchuck

    Be ready for a BIG fight with shooting and looting and burning when we start eliminating all the welfare programs that the blacks have lived on since the 1960′s.
    Yeah, it will be a howl from the ghettos and the cities that the blacks have turned into sewers like Detroit, Gary, Chicago, South LA, South Dallas, and all the other cities that have the large populations of un-employed blacks on the dole for 4 generations, and don’t plan ever on working for a living, other than selling drugs or pimping.
    This is their “resume”, and education qualifications.
    This howl will be loud and all sorts of demands will be made by their gang leaders and poverty pimps.
    I say, set up blockage points like we did in Watts in Aug 1965, and let them burn their own communities down.
    Just DO NOT let any of these looters and rioters out of these cordoned off areas.
    Let them live in the places that they just burned and destroyed.
    Let the open racist war begin, between the blacks and everything they hate.
    Look at Haiti. This is what they want, so let them have it.

  9. comment number 9 by: ozarkguru

    Right On! When are you going to have an image for the Gray Haired Brigade. We could have a new FaceBook Page. :)

  10. comment number 10 by: Bob Mack

    I comb my gray hair to the right.

  11. comment number 11 by: WhoBeen

    Great commentary Fred…just dang gone GREAT!

    What hair I’ve got left is gray but like Bob says, “I comb it to the right.” …a little far right at times but then I go in for a little trim.

    Hope we have a great turnout on November 2nd… if not, all I can say is that old southern slogan, “Ya’ll be careful now here!”

  12. comment number 12 by: Robert

    Who you kiddin Fred, you got that homer simpson one strand thing goin on…HA!

    Yeah I’ve been pretty gray since 2000, must be all the bullsh*t filtering down from DC causing it…Or my complete and total lack of willingness to put up with the BS…

    The DC idiots are extremely worried about us old fogies man, you can tell because they want control of the Healthcare system. We aint dying fast enough.

  13. comment number 13 by: Patrick Sperry

    FRED… My Brother… you left out moving the damned outhouses!

    I’m stealing this one Bro, it’s a TexasFred Classic!

  14. comment number 14 by: WhoBeen

    Hey, and don’t forget the well-pump over the kitchen sink…
    we had one all the way up on the second floor…ya had to pump that sucker for three minutes before thae water came out!

  15. comment number 15 by: TexasFred

    Folks, I would love to take credit for this, but I didn’t write it…

    It was sent to me via email, I cleaned up the format and the language and posted it..

  16. comment number 16 by: Red Hot

    My dad would say of gray hair “Better turnin’ gray than turnin’ loose!” He would also say, “I’d rather wear out than rust out any day.” We are so blessed by this generation that loves us, our country and our God.

    I’m 54 and ready to take my place in the generation that will save us from the Godless, gutless cowards who have hijacked this nation. I stepped up to run for office last year when conservatives were roundly laughed at and scorned by arrogant incumbents.

    Even with the prospect of victory days away, I now know that we have only begun the fight and must be prepared to stand up to evil or be governed by it. 2010 is the kickoff and 2012 is the Super Bowl! I will draft any given player on the Gray Haired Brigade because they have had the ring and know the sweet satisfaction of conservative success.