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- n. An elderly person.
- n. A veteran.
- n. A vintage car.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an elderly man
- n. an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
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As an "oldtimer," I remember that when television first became widespread, many people declared that it would be the end of radio-but, perhaps not an accurate analogy.
Social Security started drawing on the non-existent, so-called empty “lockbox” last month, six years ahead of previous estimates, and there will soon be only two workers to provide the cash, via current tax revenues, to support each oldtimer.
General McChrystal would do a lot of Americans a great service if he can find deep in his resolve, to keep his mouth shut, respect his superiors and do his job. oldtimer
When history books are written he will be one of the heroes. oldtimer
Clemency is one tool to achieve that balance. oldtimer
So just one year after being elected he decides he disagrees with his party and changes? he's not a young guy, you would think ideologically he would have known his beliefs before now .... you don't just change your whole belief system in a year especially after just being elected by the people – whom you now have a responsibility to represent oldtimer
They are now being served a plate from Congress, where they'll get their own type of medicine. oldtimer
Stop complaining, stop taking other people's money and start helping out yourself. oldtimer
Seems to me he is doing every thing he can to prevent bi-partisanship so he has an scapegoat to rail against. oldtimer
He would have been favored to be re-elected, but he would have had a tough race. oldtimer