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Vroooooom of Motorcycles on the South Lawn
Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2004 | Deb Riechmann

Posted on 05/30/2004 2:27:16 PM PDT by Laverne

WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of the Rolling Thunder motorcycling group revved their engines on the White House driveway Sunday during a visit with President Bush, who took about 10 bikers in jeans and leather jackets for an Oval Office tour.

The roar from bikers on the Mall nearby could be heard on the South Lawn as eight motorcycles, headlights illuminated and American flags jutting off the rear seats, rolled up the driveway to the South Portico where Bush was waiting to greet them.

Bush shook hands with Artie Muller, president of the veterans' advocacy group, and kissed Muller's rider, singer Nancy Sinatra, a veterans' supporter, who was dressed in a skirt, cowboy boots and a pair of dark shades.

Later, Bush addressed, via a telephone hookup, a Rolling Thunder rally at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in the capital.

The president noted the letter of endorsement he received from the group last week. "Artie, I thought you were going to offer me riding lessons," Bush joked, thanking Rolling Thunder for backing his re-election campaign.

"Ride safe," he told them.

Other bikers who rode up the driveway included White House budget director Josh Bolton, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson and Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi, and various Rolling Thunder leaders.

The group endorsed Bush in 2000 over Democrat Al Gore, a Vietnam veteran. This year, they chose Bush, who served stateside in the Texas Air National Guard during Vietnam, over John Kerry, a decorated veteran of the same war who is also a motorcycle enthusiast.

For the past 15 years, the group has announced its arrival with the roar of motorcycles - not unlike the sound of the 1965 bombing campaign against North Vietnam that was called Operation Rolling Thunder.

Rolling Thunder is an organization that seeks to create awareness of POW/MIA issues and promotes increased veterans' benefits. It has 70 chapters and over 7,000 members throughout the United States and abroad.

"In the Oval Office, I looked you in the eye as you told me of your relentless pursuit of finding out the plight of many of our POW/MIAs, and I appreciated so much your concern, your care and your persistence," Bush told the rally. "I also want to thank you and your organization, Artie, for honoring the men and women of our military who fight today in Afghanistan and Iraq."

The Kerry campaign said Bush's proposed budget cuts would affect veterans.

"It's pretty audacious of the president to brag about looking the leaders of Rolling Thunder in the eye considering that his most recent veterans initiative is a secret plan to cut almost $1 billion from the Veterans Affairs," Kerry spokesman Phil Singer said.

The administration, according to White House documents, has told officials who oversee veterans programs to prepare preliminary 2006 budgets that would cut spending after the presidential election. The documents show spending for the Veterans Affairs Department would fall 3.4 percent from $29.7 billion in 2005 to $28.7 billion. The White House says the memos sent to agencies contain routine guidance, and insist final spending decisions will not be made for months.

Gary Scheffmeyer, vice president of Rolling Thunder, said the president showed the group around his office, pointing out busts of presidents and paintings. Scheffmeyer said they talked about the war in Iraq, the fight against terrorism, veterans' health benefits and soldiers still missing from Vietnam.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: artiemuller; bush43; endorsement; motorcycles; nancysinatra; powmia; rollingthunder
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I hadn't seen this posted yet.
1 posted on 05/30/2004 2:27:17 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: Laverne

I'm not sure what I did, but didn't mean for this to appear in the sidebar on the right as if to indicate its breaking news....oh well.


2 posted on 05/30/2004 2:29:48 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: Laverne

Wait a minute. Kerry served in Vietnam?


3 posted on 05/30/2004 2:30:34 PM PDT by keithtoo (Please remove all Kerry-on luggage from your forehead compartments.)
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To: Laverne

4 posted on 05/30/2004 2:31:29 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

I don't know how to post pictures, or at least, I can't remember how to, but there is a picture of Rolling Thunder President with President Bush on cnn.com. If anyone is so inclined to post that one here as well.


5 posted on 05/30/2004 2:35:25 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: Laverne
"It's pretty audacious of the president to brag about looking the leaders of Rolling Thunder in the eye considering that his most recent veterans initiative is a secret plan to cut almost $1 billion from the Veterans Affairs," Kerry spokesman Phil Singer said.

It's pretty audacious of Kerry to look them in the eye after selling out the POW/MIAs for a profitable treaty with North Vietnam.

Kerry may talk the talk, but Bush walks the walk. You just have to look at them to see it.

6 posted on 05/30/2004 2:36:56 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 68 grunt; angry elephant; archy; Askel5; baddog1; basil; beowolf; BikerNYC; Bikers4Bush; ...
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7 posted on 05/30/2004 2:38:24 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Any musical with a PBY-5 Catalina in it can't be all bad)
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To: Laverne
I AM NOT A DORK !

8 posted on 05/30/2004 2:38:40 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: ChadGore

9 posted on 05/30/2004 2:43:12 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: martin_fierro
Supporters greet thousands of motorcyclists as they ride across Memorial bridge towards the Lincoln Memorial (background) in Washington DC, May 30, 2004. Every year, a group called Rolling Thunder, whose major function is to educate the public about prisoner of war and missing-in-action issues, participate in the annual Memorial Day weekend ride for freedom to the nation's capital. The Memorial Day holiday is on Monday, May 31. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Sun May 30, 4:57 PM ET
Reuters

Supporters greet thousands of motorcyclists as they ride across Memorial bridge towards the Lincoln Memorial (background) in Washington DC, May 30, 2004. Every year, a group called Rolling Thunder, whose major function is to educate the public about prisoner of war and missing-in-action issues, participate in the annual Memorial Day weekend ride for freedom to the nation's capital. The Memorial Day holiday is on Monday, May 31. REUTERS/Jason Reed

President George W. Bush shakes hands with Artie Muller, President of Rolling Thunder, Inc. at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 30, 2004. Motorcycles roared through the gates of the White House on Sunday to deliver their endorsement of Bush for reelection.  Photo by Mannie Garcia/Reuters
Sun May 30, 5:36 PM ET
Reuters

President George W. Bush (news - web sites) shakes hands with Artie Muller, President of Rolling Thunder, Inc. at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 30, 2004. Motorcycles roared through the gates of the White House on Sunday to deliver their endorsement of Bush for reelection. Photo by Mannie Garcia/Reuters

10 posted on 05/30/2004 2:44:55 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: billorites
U.S. President George W. Bush shakes hands with Gary Scheffmeyer, Vice President of Rolling Thunder, Inc. at the White House in Washington, May 30, 2004. Rolling Thunder, whose major function is to educate the public about prisoner of war and missing in action issues, are committed to helping American veterans from all wars. Every year thousands of supporters of Rolling Thunder participate in the annual ride for freedom to the nation's capital.   REUTERS/Mannie Garcia
Sun May 30, 2:28 PM ET
Reuters

U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) shakes hands with Gary Scheffmeyer, Vice President of Rolling Thunder, Inc. at the White House in Washington, May 30, 2004. Rolling Thunder, whose major function is to educate the public about prisoner of war and missing in action issues, are committed to helping American veterans from all wars. Every year thousands of supporters of Rolling Thunder participate in the annual ride for freedom to the nation's capital. REUTERS/Mannie Garcia

11 posted on 05/30/2004 2:47:04 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: ChadGore

In the picture it sure looks like Flipper is on a Honda or BMW, not a Harley and it dang sure is on the center stand. About the only way the jerk could keep it upright.


12 posted on 05/30/2004 2:48:10 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Lion Den Dan
A U.S. Marine salutes motorcycle riders in the Rolling Thunder's 17th Annual  Motorcycle Ride and Rally Sunday, May 30, 2004 in Washington. More than 250,000 motorcycles are expected for the rally by Rolling Thunder, an organization dedicated to creating awareness of POW/MIA issues from all wars. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Sun May 30, 3:29 PM ET
AP

A U.S. Marine salutes motorcycle riders in the Rolling Thunder's 17th Annual Motorcycle Ride and Rally Sunday, May 30, 2004 in Washington. More than 250,000 motorcycles are expected for the rally by Rolling Thunder, an organization dedicated to creating awareness of POW/MIA issues from all wars. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

13 posted on 05/30/2004 2:49:05 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: martin_fierro

I know guys, who knows other guys, who know Dubya!!

LOL!

Ride Safe!


14 posted on 05/30/2004 2:51:24 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (Freedom Stands Because Heroes Serve.)
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To: Lion Den Dan
This one really gets ya.

Hundreds of motorcycles arrive at Arlington National Cemetery as part of a 'Rolling Thunder' ceremony for Vietnam Veterans on Saturday, May 29, 2004 in Arlington, Va.  The groups leaders will meet with President Bush on Sunday.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Sat May 29, 1:21 PM ET
AP

Hundreds of motorcycles arrive at Arlington National Cemetery as part of a 'Rolling Thunder' ceremony for Vietnam Veterans on Saturday, May 29, 2004 in Arlington, Va. The groups leaders will meet with President Bush (news - web sites) on Sunday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

15 posted on 05/30/2004 2:51:25 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: JoeSixPack1
President Bush, right, greets Gary Scheffmeyer, Vice President of Rolling Thunder upon their arrival at the South Portico of the White House Sunday, May 30, 2004. The leadership of Rolling Thunder, a motorcycling group which supports veterans, is backing President Bush's re-election.  Left to right: Sydney Revere, Diane Evans, Preston Fairlamb, and Mike Lonetto, Scheffmeyer and Bush.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Sun May 30, 1:31 PM ET
AP

President Bush (news - web sites), right, greets Gary Scheffmeyer, Vice President of Rolling Thunder upon their arrival at the South Portico of the White House Sunday, May 30, 2004. The leadership of Rolling Thunder, a motorcycling group which supports veterans, is backing President Bush's re-election. Left to right: Sydney Revere, Diane Evans, Preston Fairlamb, and Mike Lonetto, Scheffmeyer and Bush. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

16 posted on 05/30/2004 2:51:55 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: Laverne

I'm guessing that Tommy Thompson had alot to do with this (photo-op) gathering.


17 posted on 05/30/2004 2:53:29 PM PDT by gorush
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To: ChadGore

I luv it, I luv it!!

Keep em comin!


18 posted on 05/30/2004 2:54:53 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (Freedom Stands Because Heroes Serve.)
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To: gorush
Re: I'm guessing that Tommy Thompson had alot to do with this gathering.

Tommy has been doing this ride for as long as I can remember.

President Bush, second left, greets Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi, second right, as Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson, center, Artie Muller, president of Rolling Thunder, left, and Michael Cobb, right, look on upon their arrival at the South Portico of the White House Sunday, May 30, 2004. The leadership of Rolling Thunder, a motorcycling group which supports veterans, is backing President Bush's re-election. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Sun May 30, 1:32 PM ET
AP

President Bush (news - web sites), second left, greets Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi, second right, as Secretary of Health and Human Services (news - web sites) Tommy Thompson, center, Artie Muller, president of Rolling Thunder, left, and Michael Cobb, right, look on upon their arrival at the South Portico of the White House Sunday, May 30, 2004. The leadership of Rolling Thunder, a motorcycling group which supports veterans, is backing President Bush's re-election. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

19 posted on 05/30/2004 2:56:27 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: JoeSixPack1
An outstretched arm greets motorcycles riders as the past the Lincoln Memorial in the 17th Annual Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Ride and Rally Sunday, May 30, 2004 in Washington. Rolling Thunder, an organization dedicated to creating awareness of POW/MIA issues from all wars, expects more than 250,000 motorcycles for the rally. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Sun May 30, 3:25 PM ET
AP

An outstretched arm greets motorcycles riders as the past the Lincoln Memorial in the 17th Annual Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Ride and Rally Sunday, May 30, 2004 in Washington. Rolling Thunder, an organization dedicated to creating awareness of POW/MIA issues from all wars, expects more than 250,000 motorcycles for the rally. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

20 posted on 05/30/2004 2:57:34 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: JoeSixPack1
Hundreds of motorcycles arrive at Arlington National Cemetery as part of a 'Rolling Thunder' ceremony for Vietnam Veterans on Saturday, May 29, 2004 in Arlington, Va.  The groups leaders will meet with President Bush on Sunday.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Sat May 29, 1:22 PM ET
AP

Hundreds of motorcycles arrive at Arlington National Cemetery as part of a 'Rolling Thunder' ceremony for Vietnam Veterans on Saturday, May 29, 2004 in Arlington, Va. The groups leaders will meet with President Bush (news - web sites) on Sunday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

21 posted on 05/30/2004 2:58:01 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: ChadGore

Great pix. Thanks.


22 posted on 05/30/2004 2:58:43 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Laverne
Motorcyclists arrive in Washington DC for Memorial Day weekend 'Rolling Thunder' events May 25, 2003. Shrugging off record gasoline prices at the pumps, U.S. vacationers will travel more this Memorial Day weekend than last year thanks to a recovering economy, the AAA said May 18, 2004. Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the summer driving season in the United States. Photo by Gregg Newton/Reuters
Tue May 18, 3:59 PM ET
Reuters

Motorcyclists arrive in Washington DC for Memorial Day weekend 'Rolling Thunder' events May 25, 2003. Shrugging off record gasoline prices at the pumps, U.S. vacationers will travel more this Memorial Day weekend than last year thanks to a recovering economy, the AAA said May 18, 2004. Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the summer driving season in the United States. Photo by Gregg Newton/Reuters

23 posted on 05/30/2004 2:59:34 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: ChadGore

Oh man, GREAT pictures! Thanks for posting them. This just has to be killing kerry.


24 posted on 05/30/2004 2:59:38 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: ChadGore

Thanks for posting all the great pictures!


25 posted on 05/30/2004 3:00:11 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: JoeSixPack1

BREAKING NEWS: Saddom *still* in our jail ! :)


26 posted on 05/30/2004 3:02:12 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: Laverne
"Bush addressed, via a telephone hookup, a Rolling Thunder rally at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in the capital"

I was once imprisoned in that very stadium for demonstrating against the war in Viet Nam ('70 or '71.) A group of friends from the Univ. of Wisc. (Madistan) drove out for the doings...I would have identified myself as a liberal at that time, but for no good reason other than that was the party of sex, drugs and Rock and Roll. Having eventually gravitated to a strict-constructionist, I am now worse than a reformed smoker.

27 posted on 05/30/2004 3:02:28 PM PDT by gorush
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To: ChadGore
I was there at the site of this picture. The Marine stood in the middle of the road saluting the riders as they rode past. When the last motorcycles passed, the Marine was mobbed by former Marines. After hugging him, they spontaneously sang the Marine Corps song. It was an emotional event for everyone who witnessed it.
28 posted on 05/30/2004 3:03:30 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Laverne
President Bush ... took about 10 bikers in jeans and leather jackets for an Oval Office tour.

The mystique of the Renegade Biker is officially dead.

29 posted on 05/30/2004 3:04:48 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Laverne
Even CNN earlier admitted that the Rolling Thunder
were endorsing GWBush.


30 posted on 05/30/2004 3:06:23 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: ChadGore

Post #8: Cheesy Rider.


31 posted on 05/30/2004 3:07:55 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: kabar
Re: I was there at the site of this picture.

On behalf of the great state of Wisconsin, thanks for coming out to see some of the best this country has saluting the very best this country has.

It must have been a moving moment. I wish I could have seen it. Just think of what it ment to that young Marine ??

32 posted on 05/30/2004 3:08:10 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: ChadGore
He (Tommy) has been a great advocate for Harley and Wisc. in general. Very few politicians meet my strict-constructionist standards for any member of the federal bureaucracy...and Tommy certainly ain't one of them.
33 posted on 05/30/2004 3:10:44 PM PDT by gorush
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To: Laverne

Nancy doesn't look like she's held up to well. I think I'll pass on that offer of having her boots walk all over me.
34 posted on 05/30/2004 3:11:53 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: small voice in the wilderness
CHEAZY RIDER !

35 posted on 05/30/2004 3:13:48 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: keithtoo

and the sissy lil bitch wasn't invited and nor was "she" endorsed!!

I reckon it's better to endorse a national guard fly boy that wanted to go than a boat paddler(no offense intended to real navy guys)(meant for kerry alone) that couldn't wait to leave.

war hero my blind eye...kerry is what we used to call a px soldier...no telling how much he paid some medic to write him up for those purple hearts.

I don't believe he earned a single one of them. People that really saw action do NOT talk about it. Even Mc Crazy doesn't go around spouting off about his POW status. Kerry is not good enough to even launder his skivvies (even though he would probably love to).


36 posted on 05/30/2004 3:15:38 PM PDT by cajun-jack
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To: small voice in the wilderness

Yesterday he had to sit in the crowd while Bush spoke at the dedication. And now this, this has been a very bad weekend for Kerry and a great weekend for America.


37 posted on 05/30/2004 3:18:04 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's floats, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: martin_fierro

Priceless!!!


38 posted on 05/30/2004 3:19:26 PM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: Laverne
The group endorsed Bush in 2000 over Democrat Al Gore, a Vietnam veteran.

That`s Vietnam Veteran secretary.

39 posted on 05/30/2004 3:27:52 PM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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To: Laverne

I deeply appreciate the post.

There is no avoiding the Vrooom inside the Beltway when it comes every year.
Everyone should go and see this once at least. It is unsponsored by any government entity. One of the extremely few truly "grass roots" displays that ever happen.


40 posted on 05/30/2004 3:29:23 PM PDT by Spirited
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To: Laverne

Usually they have Rolling Thunder on CSpan but I didn't see it today, is it going to be tomorrow? There is nothing like the sound of all those bikes and knowing that each is a vet who loves their country.


41 posted on 05/30/2004 3:29:54 PM PDT by McGavin999 (If Kerry can't deal with the "Republican Attack Machine" how is he going to deal with Al Qaeda)
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To: SAMWolf; Professional Engineer; bentfeather

Ping a ling.


42 posted on 05/30/2004 3:34:12 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Laverne

I was out walking on the Mt Vernon train along the GW Parkway today, I was seeing big groups of riders the whole time. Lots of bikes in town.


43 posted on 05/30/2004 3:34:26 PM PDT by Riley (Need an experienced computer tech in the DC Metro area? I'm looking. Freepmail for details.)
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To: ChadGore
It must have been a moving moment. I wish I could have seen it. Just think of what it ment to that young Marine ??

I don't know what it meant to the Marine, but this old Vietnam Navy veteran shed a tear or two. The Marine stood in the saluting position with his elbow parallel to the deck for several hours at least. It was quite a physical feat with his right arm quavering to maintain the saluting position. The crowd was taking pictures and the cyclists were saluting him back. It was a real spontaneous happening, which will be remembered forever by those who saw it. We live in a great country and it will be great as long as we keep producing men and women like this Marine.

44 posted on 05/30/2004 3:34:38 PM PDT by kabar
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To: gorush
I would have identified myself as a liberal at that time, but for no good reason other than that was the party of sex, drugs and Rock and Roll

Now the party of Viagra, anti-smoking, and Yanni.

45 posted on 05/30/2004 3:37:36 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: Laverne; All
The group endorsed Bush in 2000 over Democrat Al Gore, a Vietnam veteran. This year, they chose Bush, who served stateside in the Texas Air National Guard during Vietnam, over John Kerry, a decorated veteran of the same war who is also a motorcycle enthusiast.

Is it my imagination, or is the author grinding her teeth?

46 posted on 05/30/2004 3:39:59 PM PDT by dighton
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To: ChadGore
Chad,

What dork Kerry is.

Do we have an Freeper Psychologist that are bikers?

The reason I ask his he sold his Ducati and bought a Harley to ride it on Jay Leno's show to show he is a "real guy".

Analyze that one...This guy doesn't know who he is...

47 posted on 05/30/2004 3:41:32 PM PDT by taildragger
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To: ChadGore

Breaking news, Kerry was in Vietnam


48 posted on 05/30/2004 3:44:00 PM PDT by al baby (Hope I don't get into trouble for this)
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To: kabar
The Marine stood in the saluting position with his elbow parallel to the deck for several hours at least. It was quite a physical feat with his right arm quavering to maintain the saluting position.

Good Lord, he probably won't be able to lift that arm for a week. What a tribute from that young Marine.

49 posted on 05/30/2004 3:45:57 PM PDT by McGavin999 (If Kerry can't deal with the "Republican Attack Machine" how is he going to deal with Al Qaeda)
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To: ChadGore
I wonder if Kerry Heinz ever rode with Gary Condit???
50 posted on 05/30/2004 3:47:15 PM PDT by ducks1944 (GOD BLESS THE USA ! !)
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