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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 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.”
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WASHINGTON – True or false: States suing to overturn core requirements of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are refusing to carry out the law.

If you said “true,” you’d be wrong.

Republican state legislators and governors are working on how to deliver coverage to more than 30 million people now uninsured, as the law calls for, even as GOP attorneys general lead the legal battle to overturn the law’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance.

The result? Perhaps the first practical opportunity for the two political parties to work together on an issue that divide them in Washington.

“I can be philosophically opposed and recognize that we can’t be asleep at the switch,” said Alabama state Rep. Greg Wren, a Republican playing a national role.

“I for one have no interest in ceding any regulatory or statutory authority to the federal government in this area and allowing our state to default while we pursue the litigation side,” said Wren, co-chairman of a National Conference of State Legislatures task force on the health care remake.

The debate in the nation’s capital seems headed for a stalemate this year because Senate Democrats have the votes to thwart House Republicans’ efforts to repeal the law. Denying the Obama administration money to carry out the law isn’t a sure strategy either; most of the money was woven tightly into the legislation Congress passed last year.

for full article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110122/ap_on_re_us/us_health_care_states

     Pres. Barack H. Obama has called the new Arizona law regarding immigration status “misguided”. There are calls of racism and fears of racial profiling.

    Now, what I am getting from this is that it is WRONG to ask someone to prove that they are LEGALLY in OUR COUNTRY……. but it is not wrong to make helathcare a REQUIREMENT of CITIZENSHIP, or you will be fined!!

HHHHHHHHHHHhmmmmmmm!!

     In the President’s radio/ Youtube address yesterday, we noticed that Obama was once again wearing a purple tie. It seems that “purple” is the President’s favorite colr:

Barack and Michelle Obama board a plane in Chicago to St. Paul, Minnesota on June 3, 2008 (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Obama loves the “Color Purple”:

    With the utmost of arrogance and contempt for the voice of the American people, President Barack Obama made it clear that he wants Congress to have a bill on his desk before the Easter recess, with the use of the simple majority vote (formerly known as Reconciliation).

     Belittling the efforts of the Republicans, Obama has said that he will now be a “leader”, caring not about what ObamaCare means politically or financially, but caring because it is what is “right”.

     There is no doubt that our health care system has the need for reform in many areas. However, in this economic downturn era, is this really the time to make this extreme massive government takeover of healthcare. One need only look at the Postmaster General’s report on the Post Office yesterday to see how well the government does when it runs a business.

       Let the fight in earnest begin!

from RedState:

Drunk with delusion, will the Jonestown Kool-Aid Brigade go for it on ObamaCare? We’ll find out at the end of the week — but we have been hearing that for weeks. No decision, is in fact, a decision.

The endless attempt to revive the dead, by practitioners who believe that one more adrenaline shot, one more “CLEAR!” with the paddles will re-awake ObamaCare to rise and lead the Dems to the zen-like calm of YES WE CAN and HOPE and happy-days-once-again were at one time heroic, and now are unseemly and a little nutty.

But even those with a God-complex can’t raise the dead, or is a zen-like calm really just dead?

Meanwhile in the real-world, the White House pivoted from health care to financial reform and today the New York Times reports this morning that Senator Dodd said — (and the ironies about health care will hit you over the head):

the administration was “getting precariously close” to excessive ambition for the legislation. “I don’t want to be in a position where we end up doing nothing because we tried to do too much,” he said.

For the rest of the article: http://www.redstate.com/dan_perrin/2010/02/04/obamacare-decision-deadline-looms/

from HillBuzz.org:

Consider this a work in progress that we will refine in the coming days, but it felt like an effective way to get action items out to people during the Brown for Senate campaign.

Every day, we’ll post four things we’d like to see done in the political world, all working towards several longterm goals of ours, which include:

(1) Driving every Liberal from office, like the snakes from Ireland

(2) Destroying ACORN once and for all

(3) Driving the Race Industry into the ground

(4) Marginalizing the SEIU

(5) Eliminating voter fraud in this country

(6) Reforming the presidential nominating process on both sides of the aisle

(7) Defeating Dr. Utopia in 2012

(8) Teaching regular Americans what it takes to stand up to Liberals

(9) Using the Left’s own tactics against them

(10) Putting this country back on a course towards prosperity, energy independence, limited government, sound financial policy, lower taxes, and massive job creation

Some of thes goals lend themselves to more fun than others. All of them are things we could never dream of accomplishing without your help.  But, so many of you read us every day, and write in to say “I’m ready to work, just tell me what you need!” that we feel called to put these action items out there for you to act on.

We know everyone has a different skillset.  You all have different time commitments, and different limitations and boundaries.  Not everyone wants to go down to some elected officials office and tell them how terrible they are in person.  But, there are those of you who take glee in calling Ben Nelson a Slut! whenever you see him in person (and you people have a special place in our hearts, fo shizzle).  LOVES THAT. Because he is a slut.  And he is not going to get away with what he did in the week before Christmas.  Not. On. Our. Watch.

for full post, and to help in the Process: http://hillbuzz.org/2010/01/20/the-red-blue-green-and-gold-january-20th-2010-edition/#comment-108801

from FreedomLighthouse:

Here is a new Naked Emperor News video that has more extensive audio of C-Span’s Brian Lamb talking to liberal talk show host Bill Press yesterday. Lamb said Barack Obama used C-Span as “something of a political football” during the 2008 Campaign, as he promised to televise Health Care Reform negotiations on “C-Span.”

But Lamb said the reality is that in the entire process, only “one hour” has been televised – and that was a media spectacle from the East Room – “not real negotiations.”

For link to video and post: http://www.freedomslighthouse.com/2010/01/c-spans-brian-lamb-says-obama-used-c.html

Senator John Ensign Goes On CNN To Talk About Terrorism, Gets Ambushed By Rick Sanchez on Sex Scandal

Sanchez asks 7 times after Ensign says he’s not going to talk about the situation:

Would low-life Rick Sanchez ever ambush a Democrat like this?

Let me remind everyone about a story in 1990 of Rick DUI Leaving the scene Sanchez:

On December 10, 1990, Sanchez struck a pedestrian, Jeffrey Smuzinick, with his car on a residential street near Dolphin Stadium after Smuzinick darted into the road. Smuzinick was paralyzed and eventually died in an assisted living facility in 1995. Sanchez, who had just left an NFL football game with his father (and left the scene of the accident), was not charged with causing the accident, but was charged with and pleaded no contest to DUI.