Oh Please, Buy Yourself a Ticket

‘Raging Grannies’ want to enlist, go to Iraq

Um, sure they do.

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — A group of anti-war senior citizens calling themselves the “Tucson Raging Grannies” say they want to enlist in the U.S. Army and go to Iraq so that their children and grandchildren can come home.
Five members of the group — which is associated with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom — are due in court Monday to face trespassing charges after trying to enlist at a military recruitment center last week.
The group has protested every week for the last three years outside the recruitment center.

EVERY WEEK for three years?? Morons. The spokewoman for Tucson area Army recruiters had some sound advice…

…people who disagree with the war should be contacting their legislators instead of bothering recruiters.
They need to direct their frustrations at people who have the power to change things*,” Hutchinson said. “Recruiters don’t make policy and they can’t change policy. They have a job to do and they are following orders.”

*Well, yes that’s true. But you don’t get to be in the paper or on CNN that way, either.

6 Responses to “Oh Please, Buy Yourself a Ticket”

  1. I say they should let ’em go for it, sign ’em up and ship the grannies to boot-camp, hand ’em big scary black guns and have them run a few miles in gear. Make them fire at targets off the line and shoot until they qualify. If nothing else it would make them appreciate what an Army volunteer really does, instead of baking anti-war cookies. Besides, then I’d know where my mom was.

  2. Well Keith (and a warm Swill welcome to you!) ~ I’m thinking that a fair amount of people will feel the exact same. It’s all such a sham, if they’ve been doing it every week for 3 frickin’ years. Good Lord! Every Marine Corps recruiter I’ve ever known has been so stressed by the job alone, I can’t imagine what it would be like having these doofusses outside the office like clockwork for 3 years. They should schedule all their school visits and recruit screenings at the MEPS for when the grannie glaxon goes off, ya think?

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Let’s not forget that we have been paying them to do it, as well, since I assume they are collecting nice SS checks.

  4. The problem is that many probably also have some nice investments that their late husbands left them, so they can fly off to Geneva for the G8 summit and demonstrate there too – frequent-flyer protest grannies. Sheesh, what happened to the North Platte Canteen type people?

  5. The train stopped running through town and they got Delta Sky Miles cards.

  6. Nightfly says:

    Heh. I’d try to recruit them into the USO. Or maybe a bunch of Marines can show up at the local Soc Sec office and try to register with the AARP.
    Failing that I’d send someone around with a sign that says, “Will Tickle Feet on Request.”

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