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Old Farts

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by BRGII, Aug 8, 2009.

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  1. BRGII

    BRGII TS Member

    Feb 26, 2008
    New Direction for any war: Send Service Vets over 60!

    I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They've got the whole thing ass-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join a military unit until you're at least 35.

    For starters: Researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.

    Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. 'My back hurts! I can't sleep, I'm tired and hungry.' We are impatient and maybe letting us kill some asshole that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while.

    An 18-year-old doesn't even like to get up before 10 a.m. Old guys always get up early to pee so what the hell. Besides, like I said, 'I'm tired and can't sleep and since I'm already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical S-of-a-B....

    If captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.

    Boot camp would be easier for old guys. We're used to getting screamed and yelled at and we're used to soft food. We've also developed an appreciation for guns. We've been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling.

    They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I've been in combat and didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after completing basic training.

    Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too. I've never seen anyone outrun a bullet.

    An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still learning to start up a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn't figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head.

    These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm's way.

    Let us old guys track down those dirty rotten coward terrorists. The last thing an enemy would want to see is a couple of million pissed off old farts with attitudes and automatic weapons who know that their best years are already behind them.

    ***How about recruiting Women over 50 ....with PMS !!! You think Men have attitudes !!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my God!!!

    If nothing else, put them on border patrol. We will have it secured the first night!
  2. Dahaub

    Dahaub Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I like the way you think.:) My Dad used to say everyone in Viet Nam ought to be 40 years old or older. I asked him why the first time I heard him say that and he told me it's hard to shoot a man thats crawling on his hands and knees. I think he told me that when he and mom got home from spending the night with a set of their friends whoes son had stepped on a mine and they were waiting word as to whether or not he lived. Well he did live and just about a month ago he retired from the Postal Service he was a postmaster. When Tommy gave his retirement speech he recognized my mom as one of the babysitters of his parents on the night they needed company the most. Looking back now I know what my dad was really saying and I know that he was afraid for me as I was about to be draft age and he didn't want me to go to war in Viet Nam. I know how you feel and I don't want any more kids to suffer from the current war in Iraq. Dan
  3. Paladin

    Paladin Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    It's to bad hundreds of thousands suffered, and 58,000 never recovered, from the disgraceful liberal misdirected war.
  4. DecalDude

    DecalDude Active Member

    May 11, 2009
    Jamestown New York Area
    Its a horrible thing we send our families out for this and for what NOTHING its all political CRAP. We get nothing win or lose these stupid "WARS" no prizes of cheap oil, no new land, no nothing why go to fight? What are we fighting for? Because someone on the other side of the world has a differing opinion then ours?
    Yes I agree let the older guys go. Let a few hundred "rednecks" with varmit rifles and a case of beer go and pick off desert dogs! BUT FOR GODS SAKE remember the other side isnt following the "rules" WHY THE H__L doe the USA?
    Lets atleast have something to show for our actions we get nothing but debt and dead or wounded.
    Whats the whole point anymore just let em all do each other.
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