I mean, have you ever talked to the sweet old ladies that are involved at the WPJC? How can you say that they pose any threat to anybody?
Evan Knappenberger comment on http://wallywonderswhy.com/?p=663

How can you concentrate on a 78-year-old woman sitting in a congressional office when American-armed death squads are roaming the streets of Iraq? You people are insane.
Evan Knappenberger comment on http://wallywonderswhy.com/?p=356

I’ll personally guarantee that neither Evan nor any of the little old ladies from Whatcom Peace and Justice will hurt you if go down there.
Steve Lydolph comment on http://wallywonderswhy.com/?p=571

I found one of these old lady comments to be a bit humorous, but then the second and third came along and I got to thinking that there was a pattern. I still found a bit of humor in the irony that physical intimidation is so close to the surface in these peace activist’s minds. Why would these two peace activists think I would feel physically threatened by elderly peace activists? Are they physically threatening? Are these grannies like Granny Moses chasing Jethro around the cement pond with a skillet? Maybe I should be afraid.

But perhaps these misguided peace activists just think that physical fear and intimidation the natural language of the conservative, so they are just trying to speak my language. Well rest assured all you peace activists. I know of no conservatives who wish any harm on any of you regardless of your age, race, gender or even sexual orientation. Some of us might wish a lengthy case of laryngitis on you, but the kind that doesn’t hurt. For God’s sake we aren’t cruel.

But on to my real post issue. Which I will now boldly proclaim

Yes, these sweet old ladies are a very formidable threat!

Again not physically. But elderly folk, especially the retired are a force to be reckoned with. Not just these left leaners, but also the elderly right wingers.

Beneath the rule of men entirely great,The pen is mightier than the sword.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1839

“Go on doing with your pen what in other times was done with the sword.”
Thomas Jefferson, 1796

“From this it is clear how much more cruel the pen may be than the sword.”
Robert Burton, 1621

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword,”
Barnabas (Hebrews 4:12 KJV)

“The tongue is mightier than the blade.”
Greek poet Euripides, 480-406 BC

Given these age old bits of wisdom I would have to say that retired people are uniquely qualified and armed to fight a fierce and protracted battle. No job to worry about. No kids to take to school. They quit worrying about offending people decades ago. They have all day everyday to pick up a pen or sit in a congressman’s office, and they can do it all over again the next day and the next day and the next. They have an advantage that is not often associated with people their age. They have the tactical advantage of time.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.