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(Fox News)   America F' yeah -- buy this guy a cigar and a whiskey ... yeah ... at 107 this old dude can probably kill you with his pinky   (foxnews.com) divider line 91
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2013-05-25 02:16:01 PM  
What I wouldn't give to have someone like that as a neighbor.  Imagine the stories that man has.
 
2013-05-25 02:19:05 PM  
Thank you for your service, wizened warrior, and have a glorious birthday!

*salutes*
 
2013-05-25 04:11:56 PM  
That dude looks really goddamn good for 107.
 
2013-05-25 04:12:54 PM  
It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.
 
2013-05-25 04:13:36 PM  
Sounds like an awesome person to talk to.  I'll salute your good health and service with a whiskey and cigar tonight!

/Always good to have a reason...
 
2013-05-25 04:14:56 PM  
How many of you could drink whiskey in your morning coffee and then not until the evening with soda water? I bet he sneaks a few through
 
2013-05-25 04:16:35 PM  
Whiskey and a cigar?  He earned it.

He need not have done anything more heroic than being over there when needed.  And if anyone would refuse him those simple pleasures because it's bad for him, shove a burning cigar up that persons backside.
 
2013-05-25 04:17:22 PM  
FTFA: "Whiskey's a good medicine. It keeps your muscles tender."

That's what it does for me as well.  It really pissed my lovely wife off the other night when it my muscle tender.
Thankfully, she had fresh batteries.


Also, this dude is the kind of old man you want to hang out with.
 
2013-05-25 04:19:09 PM  
I could take 'em.
 
2013-05-25 04:21:30 PM  
Finally, someone I can look up to!

/I agree with him that booze does a good job pickling you. I mean, pickles last forever, don't they?
 
2013-05-25 04:21:57 PM  
Well I will respectfully stay off this gentleman's lawn.
 
2013-05-25 04:23:53 PM  
Rock on you magnificent old man. Forget sometimes how easy it was for guys like me that rotated through in the modern age. I should really start his Aspirin regimen.
 
2013-05-25 04:26:24 PM  
The secret: aspirin, tobacco, slack gov job, alcohol, and no kids
 
2013-05-25 04:31:17 PM  
That dude has insanely huge hands.

What a boss though.
 
2013-05-25 04:32:10 PM  
When I drink whiskey in the morning people call me an alcoholic.
 
2013-05-25 04:32:47 PM  
"I got good health and I don't take any medicine,"


Holy crap, that the most amazing part of this story. Most old people are like walking a walking pharmacy.
 
2013-05-25 04:33:58 PM  
Wow!  I'd be happy if I looked half that good at 107.
 
2013-05-25 04:34:15 PM  
This is someone I would love to sit down and listen to for hours.
 
2013-05-25 04:34:22 PM  

nekom: What I wouldn't give to have someone like that as a neighbor.  Imagine the stories that man has.


My old neighbour was an SS officer. I loved to visit with him and hear stories. He cut out his SS tattoos with a pocket knife so he could go shirtless at the public pool without getting looks from others. Huge nasty scar. He was very proud to cut out the tattoo and didn't call himself a Canadian until it was gone.
 
2013-05-25 04:35:19 PM  
So, has anyone mentioned that Memorial Day is for fallen soldiers, not living veterans yet?

'Cause it is.
 
2013-05-25 04:36:15 PM  
Is this headline written in Freedom-English?
 
2013-05-25 04:37:41 PM  

SBinRR: It really pissed my lovely wife off the other night when it my muscle tender.

 
2013-05-25 04:45:07 PM  

Flappyhead: It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.


You keep telling yourself this.
 
2013-05-25 04:45:25 PM  
From one Texas vet to another :
Richard, you may walk on my lawn any damn time you want to. Hell, you can even piss on it.
 
2013-05-25 04:46:07 PM  

Flappyhead: draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag


Technically, it was the people who voted for ratification.
 
2013-05-25 04:48:46 PM  

ph0rk: So, has anyone mentioned that Memorial Day is for fallen soldiers, not living veterans yet?

'Cause it is.


While it's a nice idea, I'd rather celebrate someone who is still around to appreciate the gesture instead of someone who no longer exists.
 
2013-05-25 04:49:54 PM  

FreetardoRivera: Flappyhead: It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

You keep telling yourself this.


forgot to add this

.http://rense.com/general32/regard.htm
 
2013-05-25 04:51:59 PM  
One of his relatives, Volma Overton, Sr gave his name to a school in Austin. He was the head of the Austin NAACP for decades. Austin royalty, hard earned.
 
2013-05-25 04:52:26 PM  

FreetardoRivera: Flappyhead: It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

You keep telling yourself this.


Go fark yourself.
 
2013-05-25 04:52:42 PM  

vrax: ph0rk: So, has anyone mentioned that Memorial Day is for fallen soldiers, not living veterans yet?

'Cause it is.

While it's a nice idea, I'd rather celebrate someone who is still around to appreciate the gesture instead of someone who no longer exists.


We have a different day for that.
 
2013-05-25 04:54:20 PM  

Cagey B: That dude looks really goddamn good for 107.


The whisky is a pickling agent.
 
2013-05-25 04:55:06 PM  
He probably doesn't eat fast food or other processed crap foods either. Low caloric intake would also be key.
 
2013-05-25 04:55:25 PM  

ph0rk: So, has anyone mentioned that Memorial Day is for fallen soldiers, not living veterans yet?


He's 107. Give him a few minutes.
 
2013-05-25 04:55:39 PM  

ph0rk: vrax: ph0rk: So, has anyone mentioned that Memorial Day is for fallen soldiers, not living veterans yet?

'Cause it is.

While it's a nice idea, I'd rather celebrate someone who is still around to appreciate the gesture instead of someone who no longer exists.

We have a different day for that.


Yep.  And that's a good day to do more of it as is any other day of the year.
 
2013-05-25 04:58:37 PM  

Frantic Freddie: FreetardoRivera: Flappyhead: It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

You keep telling yourself this.

Go fark yourself.


American soldiers are great people, who do great things for our way of life.  They're essential to a free society, and sacrifice for the greater good of our country when asked.

But fetishizing them as the end-all-be-all of the United States takes away from the society they defend.  They are not the only thing that stands between us and total anarchy.  They are not the only thing that makes our country great.  They are a large and necessary component, but they are not the only ones that give us our freedoms and way of life.
 
2013-05-25 05:03:48 PM  
So how do I get all internet-stalky and send this man some Eagle Rare?

/Srsly
 
2013-05-25 05:06:09 PM  

Khellendros: American soldiers are great people


This is actually the truth. Some are great, some are terrible.  They don't come from a secret pool of "awesome".  They are us and they have a job.
 
2013-05-25 05:12:45 PM  
"roughly 9 million of the nation's 22 million vets are registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. "

Well, that's surprising.
 
2013-05-25 05:13:30 PM  

Bender The Offender: This is someone I would love to sit down and listen to for hours.


That's a good idea with any 107 year old, really. There's some experience to be gleaned.

But I do want to have a cigar with this guy.
 
2013-05-25 05:15:27 PM  
Looks damn good for 107.  Maybe whiskey and cigars is the secret.   Dude lives just down the way from me.
 
2013-05-25 05:16:00 PM  
This is an American Man......we should all aspire to emulate him....
 
2013-05-25 05:16:57 PM  

m053486: So how do I get all internet-stalky and send this man some Eagle Rare?

/Srsly


Try sending it to him c/o the local VFW.
Or contact Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell's office.
 
2013-05-25 05:21:28 PM  
Mr. Overton is special because of his longevity, but every town in the nation is full of elderly veterans with stories to tell and experiences to share.  It won't be long before anyone living during WWII will be gone.  They were called the Greatest Generation for a reason, and when they're gone we will all be diminished.
 
2013-05-25 05:31:36 PM  

amquelbettamin: The secret: aspirin, tobacco, slack gov job, alcohol, and no kids


Two wives probably shaved a few years off his life.

Centenarians are venerated because they affirm our hope to forestall death.  Otherwise, this guy is unremarkable.
 
2013-05-25 05:33:06 PM  
I would like to ask him what makes his window so special.
 
2013-05-25 05:48:39 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: amquelbettamin: The secret: aspirin, tobacco, slack gov job, alcohol, and no kids

Two wives probably shaved a few years off his life.

Centenarians are venerated because they affirm our hope to forestall death.  Otherwise, this guy is unremarkable.


Word
 
2013-05-25 05:56:26 PM  

Flappyhead: It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.


It is the soldier that herded Jews into cattle cars
For their final trip to the gas chambers.

Just being a soldier does not confer upon you any special status.  You are who you are, and as a soldier you are either in the service of a just government, or an unjust one.  Just being a soldier means squat, as soldiers can trample rights just as easily as they can protect them.

/US Army 1985-1989.
 
2013-05-25 05:57:07 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: amquelbettamin: The secret: aspirin, tobacco, slack gov job, alcohol, and no kids

Two wives probably shaved a few years off his life.

Centenarians are venerated because they affirm our hope to forestall death.  Otherwise, this guy is unremarkable.


Tell that to his anus.
 
2013-05-25 05:57:53 PM  
Probably not. At 107, he's probably very brittle. I could probably snap him in two.

BarkingUnicorn: Centenarians are venerated because they affirm our hope to forestall death. Otherwise, this guy is unremarkable.


The problem is that the more we learn about age, the more it seems it's almost all about genetics. So, hope all you want, but even his longevity may be entirely unremarkable. More the unintentional doing of his parents than anything.
 
2013-05-25 06:04:06 PM  
He could pass as 57.
 
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