Notes to myself
GOD HAVE MERCY!
WHERE WERE THESE FOOLS when brains were passed out?
No wonder we live in a divided nation … who with more than 2 brain cells firing at one time wants to be associated with fools like this?
This woman with the fart whistle?
If she is employed? … if I were her boss I would fire her ass in a nano second because she is a detriment to the company image.
Did I hear her say she was a teacher?
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 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 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.
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.
Someone sent me this today.
It is indeed timeless wisdom. It is worth a few moments to watch.
A friend sent this to me today … I smiled and had to wonder how many times do we do this over and over?
How many civilizations have done it before us and how many will do it after we are gone?
It has caused me to stop and reflect and start a new section to this blog. It will be called “Notes to myself and the world” … things I have been taught through the years (yes I have had the best of teachers and have been a renegade student) … in the end I did hear, apply and finally be.
I don’t think any more is expected of us.
So I gladly pass these bits of wisdom on to you all … do with them what you will.
The note from my friend first:
GREAT NATIONS RISE AND FALL
THE PEOPLE GO FROM BONDAGE TO SPIRITUAL FAITH
FROM SPIRITUAL FAITH TO GREAT COURAGE
FROM COURAGE TO LIBERTY
FROM LIBERTY TO ABUNDANCE
FROM ABUNDANCE TO SELFISHNESS
FROM SELFISHNESS TO COMPLIANCY
FROM COMPLIANCY TO APATHY
FROM APATHY TO DEPENDENCY
FROM DEPENDENCY BACK AGAIN INTO BONDAGE
Notes to myself and the world:
- FREE is worthless unless you are willing to pay for it.
- One can not stand united in the light unless he can first stand alone in the dark.
- Life’s process and out outcome are chiseled in stone. How you deal with it becomes the jewel in your crown.
- I can’t is simply an excuse for mediocrity.
- The difference between I can’t and I choose not is the CHOICE between power and victimhood.
- In a fight the most valuable weapon you possess is your WIT.
- Anger makes you an instant looser.
- In debate when someone calls you a name you beat them.
- When someone calls you a name it only becomes truth if you accept it yourself.