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Old 03-27-2008, 01:46 PM   #1
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Drafting guys 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 assbackwards. 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 ******* 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 son-of-a-bitch.

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. I can hear the Drill Sgt. in the "New army" now, "Get down and give me . ER ... one."

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 shave, 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 right now is a couple of million pissed-off old farts with 'attitude' and automatic weapons who know that their best years are already behind them.

If nothing else, put us on border patrol....we will have it secured the first night!

Share this with your senior friends. It's purposely in big type so they can read it.
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:19 PM   #2
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I miss the fun.. 24 Years active duty and still serving as a Civil Servant for the Navy.
44 Years so far and looking forward to the next 20

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Old 03-28-2008, 03:53 AM   #3
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That sounds like fun......after 30 years of being on the wrong side of the pot shots.. I could go the other way and use some get even time.....Well wait a minute,, I didnt really mean that kind of, go the other way.. but I did mean to get even..
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:29 AM   #4
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Jim, you must have completed my Toilet Mod, gives you a lot more time on the POT to think of these things. ho ho ho
Keep up the great thoughts and stay between the lines.

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Old 03-28-2008, 07:15 AM   #5
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Jim, go ahead and sign me and John up!! sounds just like us! hahaha
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:39 AM   #6
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At least we would not have to say "Please" first.
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