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Many Arlington Residents Have Expressed Unhappiness With Rolling Thunder
Arlington, Virginia Yupette ^ | June 8, 2010

Posted on 06/09/2010 8:14:52 AM PDT by chambley1

Hello Yupette,

Thank you for your blog.

You should know that many Arlingtonians have expressed unhappiness about the noise and bad behavior from 'Rolling Thunder' We recently suggested that 'Rolling Thunder' move to a resort area like Virginia Beach and that 'Rolling Thunder' be replaced by bicycle and pedestrian events. We were ignored.

Thanks for trying to improve our quality of life, not cater to every special interest that wants to do its thing in Arlington.

Susan


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; arlingtonva; memorialday; motorcycles; rollingthunder; veterans; vietnamveterans; vietnamvets; virginia

1 posted on 06/09/2010 8:14:52 AM PDT by chambley1
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To: chambley1

Arlington is the dingbat liberal outpost of Virginia which votes 3-1 for every kook the Demos put up statewide and is full of smug, rich white leftists; it should be retroceded back to the District of Columbia.


2 posted on 06/09/2010 8:18:10 AM PDT by laconic
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To: chambley1

Oh, for Heaven’s sake. It’s only one weekend a year.

They make a lot of noise in Alexandria, too.

So what?

Perhaps it’s because they are veterans of a war that was unpopular? Perhaps it’s because they stand up for America and veterans benefits?

Arlington County is lumpy with liberals.

Whiners.

-Rex


3 posted on 06/09/2010 8:18:29 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: chambley1

to the lady in the article...

Deal with it. It’s a once a year event and it’s to benefit and honor those who have served. If you have a problem with it, I suggest getting ear plugs or moving. If you are so crass that you have a problem with someone honoring the men and women who have put their lives on the line protecting you and your freedom, you probably need to move to somewhere like Afghanistan where your feelings about our soldiers are shared.


4 posted on 06/09/2010 8:18:45 AM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: chambley1

Dear Smug Liberal:

Piss off. Confront us directly next time, b*tch instead of posting on some blog.

-Rolling Thunder


5 posted on 06/09/2010 8:19:47 AM PDT by RockinRight (I can see November from here!)
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To: chambley1

Go to hell Susan! I promise this bitch would have no problem if there were a “Rolling Abortionists” or “Rolling Code Pink” or “Rolling Muslims”! (actually rolling muslims would be too hysterical to pass up seeing)


6 posted on 06/09/2010 8:24:20 AM PDT by albie
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To: chambley1

What’s next? Fireworks to celebrate America’s Independence cause “too much noise”? Me-thinks it is the message that one doesn’t like and not the vroom-vroom. I support all the vroom-ing they want to do.


7 posted on 06/09/2010 8:27:08 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: chambley1

8 posted on 06/09/2010 8:29:05 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: chambley1

moving Rolling Thunder is like asking to move a main street parade because some busy body in inconvenienced.

Rolling Thunder is not just an event, it is an institution.


9 posted on 06/09/2010 8:29:22 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: chambley1

“Bad Behavior??”

The absolute worst I have seen from these guys is some might have an open beer at the end of their ride. In that, I wish I could join them.


10 posted on 06/09/2010 8:29:40 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: chambley1

Does she have specific grievances? I will admit I was a tad annoyed when I was 20 minutes late to church because the police shut down the beltway to let Rolling Thunder get by.

The thing was that the volume of bikes was not enough to justify shutting down the highway. I was on the ramp and saw the bikes go by with low enough frequency that they could have easily given the rest of us at least one lane. But I blame that one on a bad decision by the police, rather than on Rolling Thunder.

Don’t get me wrong. I admire Rolling Thunder’s cause. I am just saying that if other jurisdictions did more road shutdowns that was necessary, it may have caused some annoyances.


11 posted on 06/09/2010 8:30:42 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: BCR #226

notice how SHE does not want to organize an event.

she wants somebody ELSE to organize the event so it can be something she can ignore.

If we passed a dumb sh*t liberal tax we could solve the national debt.


12 posted on 06/09/2010 8:31:13 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: chambley1

I would say, either deal with it Arlington or take off that weekend. Leave the Rolling Thunder folks alone!


13 posted on 06/09/2010 8:32:22 AM PDT by Biggirl (I Have A New Rainbow Bridge Baby, Negritia! =^..^=)
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To: Our man in washington

all toy runs are done the same way. Highways are shut down. Signs go up weeks in advance warning drivers to seek alternate routes.


14 posted on 06/09/2010 8:32:50 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: chambley1
... and that 'Rolling Thunder' be replaced by bicycle and pedestrian events

Crux of the argument there. Big, bad, noisey, polluting motorcycles vs. "green" econut activities.

I live in NoVA. My family LOVES seeing the Rolling Thunder participants out on the roads every Memorial Day weekend and tries to get down to the Mall to see the parade. And in terms of "bad behavior" ... I've never heard of ANYTHING in that regard, and certainly not something along the lines of the 140 TONS of trash that Obama-revellers left on the National Mall and all the damage they left in their wake (they trashed some of the Smithsonian's gardens) when he was inaugurated.
15 posted on 06/09/2010 8:36:00 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: chambley1

Dear Susan, suggest you move to Massachusetts. Then you’d be a ‘masshole’.


16 posted on 06/09/2010 8:36:48 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: RockinRight

ROTFL! Amen!


17 posted on 06/09/2010 8:36:49 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: longtermmemmory

Okay, thanks for the information. I didn’t see any signs, but that could well be my fault. Or that the local jurisdictions didn’t do as good a job as they should. In any case, it’s not the fault of Rolling Thunder.


18 posted on 06/09/2010 8:43:03 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: chambley1

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There ya go, Arlington. That should carry you, along with the rest of you crybabies in the occupied half of my beloved Old Dominion through the rest of the year. Now, STFU and get a life.


19 posted on 06/09/2010 8:59:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: chambley1

Do they even know what Rolling Thunder is doing?! You can’t move Rolling Thunder to Virginia Beach because the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is in *** WASHINGTON DC ***.


20 posted on 06/09/2010 9:03:42 AM PDT by cyphergirl (Not so proud to be in the Freak State)
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To: chambley1

What a witch (meant to be spelled ith a b!)! Does she not understand tht they are not a special interest group but are paying their respects to our veterans who lost their lives for her stupid right to say any dumb statement she wants?


21 posted on 06/09/2010 9:04:12 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: tanknetter

Motorcycles ARE GREEN vehicles. they have always been environmentally friendly. Federal law mandates all states allow motorcycles use the HOV lanes without charge and even if only one person is on board.

I saw the crux as she wants YOU to do it her way and she did not offer or want to do anything to contribute.

like all good leftists, she takes and gives nothing.


22 posted on 06/09/2010 9:06:40 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: All

bump


23 posted on 06/09/2010 9:07:32 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: cyphergirl

(s) WHAT! who approved a military memorial in DC? which corporation funded it? didn’t Obama stop this pandering to the soldiers? (/s)


24 posted on 06/09/2010 9:08:32 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: chambley1
When I was a kid this was Rolling Thunder:

or this


25 posted on 06/09/2010 9:09:09 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am not in favor of practical endorsements in primaries, endorse the conservative please)
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To: chambley1

26 posted on 06/09/2010 9:11:49 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: chris_bdba

Re the Arlington whiner -

She would really have hated it here in Kerrville, TX last weekend. The Rolling Thunder, 100 strong, honored one of our Marines as he was laid to rest. Marine Cpl. Jacob Leicht was the 1000th United States military hero killed in Afghanistan. Miss Whiner would no doubt have found fault that hundreds of our citizens lined the miles long procession route in 95 degree temperature to say goodbye to our fallen hero.


27 posted on 06/09/2010 9:41:12 AM PDT by CinnamonBear
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