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MELANIE MORGAN: Rolling Into Town on the Back of Fred's Hog
MelanieMorgan.Com ^ | March 22, 2008 | Melanie Morgan

Posted on 03/22/2008 8:00:42 PM PDT by Syncro

Rolling Into Town on the Back of Fred's Hog PDF E-mail
Written by Melanie Morgan   
Saturday, 22 March 2008

I admit it.

I lied.

A big, fat whopper.

And I am NOT the least bit sorry abut it.

I said in the media and in e-mail last Wednesday that our pro-troop side decided to stand down against the moonbats on the street during the 5th anniversary of the war in Iraq, and at Shattuck Square in Berkeley, Calif. where our Marine Recruiters are doing excellent work in spite of the near constant harassment.

I told a fib. 

I didn't want to tip our hand until it was too late for the crazies to get up out of bed, put away their crack pipes and stumble over for a counter-protest against EaglesUp, Patriot Guard Riders, the Lafayette Flag Brigade, Blue Star Mothers and motorcyle clubs from all across the western United States.

Move America Forward and the pro-troops groups wanted to deliver a positive message of strength and love for our military without significant interference from the anti-American, anti-troop crowd. 

(Babs and Jim Alexander of Lafayette, Calif., ride into Berkeley) Chronicle photo by Michael Macor

 Our strategy worked.

 Only a few rabid pink weasel stoners showed up, and we owned the street with our pride and patriotism, waving flags, singing patriotic songs, cheering for the Marines as well as all military men and women, their families and our country.

 

Doug Lyvere of EaglesUp mustered over 350 bikers on Harley's, Ducatis, and every bike in between. Guys and gals drove in from Modesto, Turlock, Arizona, Wyoming, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Contra Costa and supporters flew in from San Diego and L.A. In all, there were close to 600 people there, and it surprised the hell out of the media. Move America Forward sent out press releases just two days before the event, and the ink-stained wretches, TV types, as well as radio reporters showed up.

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We started the morning in Emeryville, California (five miles from Berkeley) where Doug and Tom of EaglesUp organized a staging area (very efficiently) and hundreds of these cool machines and sexy guys in leather gathered.

Retired San Francisco police detective Fred Ponomarenko offered me a helmet and a ride on the back of his machine. The rumbling of the pipes was deafening, but it was music to my ears.

As we rocked out to Lynnard Skynnard, Fred hollered at me that "half the bikers were cops,  and the other half were crooks. But they all come together under the Red, White and Blue."

Fred was exaggerating, but only slightly. Retired and active duty cops, firefighters, security workers, Vietnam Vets and others rolled in.

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The most fun I had on the ride over to Shattuck Square was going through the residential neighborhoods of Berkeley. The bike pipes set off car alarms, burglar alarms, and alerted the crackheads, ho's, smelly hippies, and peaceniks that our seriously determined pro-troops Americans were in town to tell them to leave our Marines the hell alone.

I jumped up on Sweaty Beatty, a beautifully restored 1940's pick-up truck, alongwith Catherine Moy from Move America Forward, Diana Nagy, our fabulously talented singer, Scott Conover and Mike Anderson (Gold Star Fathers) and Diane Layfield (Gold Star Mom) shouted out our support.



TOPICS: Free Republic; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aar; berkeley; eaglesup; fredshog; melaniemorgan; rally; supportourtroops
There is even more to this story at Melanie's website MelanieMorgan.Com

Some of the pics didn't come through, you can see them by clicking on the link

1 posted on 03/22/2008 8:00:44 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro

Bless her heart. I have only ridden once and that was enough. I applaud her tenacity.


2 posted on 03/22/2008 8:05:38 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Syncro

Makes me want to go out, buy a bike and join in the fun. Great job, well done.


3 posted on 03/22/2008 8:09:05 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: Syncro

I will never get to meet a lot of these people, from FR or elsewhere.

Stuff like this might actually convince me that people like soldiers.


4 posted on 03/22/2008 8:09:35 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: Old Sarge
I found this on her website from yesterday:
Red, White and Blue Roll Over Berkeley
Written by Melanie Morgan   
Friday, 21 March 2008

Folks--Come on Downnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

We're going to be in Berkeley Saturday morning, gathering around 10:00 in the morning with our pride in our United States Military in front of the Marine Recruiting Center at 64 Shattuck Square.

I'll be there to do some speechifying, which begins at Noon.

I'm going to ride into town with the Patriot Guard Riders, Rolling Thunder and other bikers (HOW COOL IS THAT!) ..

Join us in fighting the anti-American message from the rabid pinko weasels and have a great time with pro-troopers who LOVE our military men and women.

I will be on KRON4 at 8:15 tomorrow morning to talk about our great event.

Be there at Shattuck Square!

Bezerkley, California --here we come!

Dang, now how did I miss that???

Old Sarge, I have criss crossed this country 3 times last year, and once or twice before that and have found thousands of people that love and support soldiers and all of the troops.

The Media hides the fact that most of America loves and supports our Military.

I have seen it at well over 100 rallies everywhere in the USA. It's there buddy. Join us sometime, you will love it!

5 posted on 03/22/2008 8:15:51 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro

She can ride on the back of my hog any day!


6 posted on 03/22/2008 8:16:20 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Syncro

As a soldier, I can’t be seen in a protest line. You guys have that sewn up.


7 posted on 03/22/2008 8:22:26 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: Syncro
I am still totally bummed out about KSFO letting Melanie Morgan go. I used to listen to her, Lee Rodgers, and Officer Vic every morning. BUT, due to budget cuts, they laid off Melanie. I wish they would have shut down KGO radio before Her. I also wonder what is up with that slime bag lib Bernie Ward, the pedophile. Talk about a radio station with host that absolutely hate Republicans and Conservations. People like Ray Taliaferro, John Rothmann, and Karel (what a flaming homosexual he is). There are only two hosts I like, Ronn Owens and the brilliant Dr. Bill Wattenburg. Going back to KSFO, I wonder if there is a way to petition the station to get Melanie back?? Does anyone have any ideas??
8 posted on 03/22/2008 8:42:22 PM PDT by antiunion person (President McCain, what a disgusting phrase.)
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To: AlaskaErik

Hell! She can ride on MY back any day!


9 posted on 03/22/2008 9:08:19 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Old Sarge

The media keeps calling this event a “protest”

The organizers made it clear to them and everyone that it wasn’t a protest, it was a Support The Troops Rally.

I understand your concerns

You got our back, we got yours!

Thanks for serving, I appreciate it

And thanks for the bump to the thread


10 posted on 03/22/2008 9:18:28 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro

Big bump for some true patriots.

Thank you one and all.


11 posted on 03/22/2008 9:26:31 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (A typical white person..............................)
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To: Syncro
Melanie Morgan
When Chrome Just Isn't Flashy Enough

12 posted on 03/22/2008 9:27:49 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Syncro

great photo and info!

Now there’s a REAL woman - not like all those mousy treasonous she-males of the Demagogic Party! :^)


13 posted on 03/22/2008 9:38:50 PM PDT by Enchante (Obama: You think Hillary's Ruthless? Hell, I'll Run Over My Own Grandmother to Get Elected!!)
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To: Doctor Raoul
LOL chrome dims in her presence!

She's one hot babe!


14 posted on 03/22/2008 10:01:03 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro
Another wonderful report. You've been very busy all day my friend!

This Berkeley Support Our Troops Rally is one for the history books!

God Bless Our Troops and Everyone Who Supports Them!

##

On a different note:
The ABC 7 News report that Melanie linked to left me feeling agitated. Leave it to the media to check in with local businesses during this Special Rally event... Grief!! Worse is that Councilwoman Donna Spring said, "It is ultimately up to the landlords of these buildings here on Shattuck Avenue to look in to and try to fix that situation." - referring to constant protests at the Marine OSO. How's THAT for passing the buck and not taking any responsibility!

15 posted on 03/22/2008 10:10:50 PM PDT by USMC Brat (Set the example.)
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To: Syncro

Melanie and Doug did a great job. Bring bikers to your counterprotest, most people won’t mess with big guys who ride Harley’s.


16 posted on 03/22/2008 10:15:18 PM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
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To: Syncro

Melanie is one hot biker chick.


17 posted on 03/22/2008 10:16:24 PM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
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To: TheEaglehasLanded

KSFO has got to be the stupidest radio station in the nation to let the #1 conservative activist talk show host to get away.


18 posted on 03/22/2008 10:23:31 PM PDT by RWGuy
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To: Syncro; milford421; DAVEY CROCKETT; Velveeta; LibertyRocks

The most fun I had on the ride over to Shattuck Square was going through the residential neighborhoods of Berkeley. The bike pipes set off car alarms, burglar alarms, and alerted the crackheads, ho’s, smelly hippies, and peaceniks that our seriously determined pro-troops Americans were in town to tell them to leave our Marines the hell alone.

I jumped up on Sweaty Beatty, a beautifully restored 1940’s pick-up truck, alongwith Catherine Moy from Move America Forward, Diana Nagy, our fabulously talented singer, Scott Conover and Mike Anderson (Gold Star Fathers) and Diane Layfield (Gold Star Mom) shouted out our support. <<<

I don’t know which paragraph that I like the best.


19 posted on 03/22/2008 11:21:18 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig. ... . Mark Twain)
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To: USMC Brat
Yea, and notice that the media never talked to any businesses that I know of when the code pink et al groups were there ruining their businesses.

I was in Berkeley until about 3:30, and when I got my car and drove up to Shattuck and parked, I saw three news vans with their satellite poles up.

They were hardly present for the great rally to report on it, but were there to listen to the business whine about how the Patriotic American Military Supporters are messing up their town.

Unbelievably strict liberal playbook stuff.

They know exactly what they are doing, and it is so transparent to those of us with logical reasoning minds.

20 posted on 03/22/2008 11:42:27 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: PzLdr
Hell! She can ride on MY back any day!

You might want to invest in an anatomy book sometime. You seem just a bit confused.

Mark

21 posted on 03/23/2008 5:59:45 AM PDT by MarkL
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To: Syncro
Yeah, that's what ticked me off about media checking in with businesses during the Rally... when it was safe, for a change in Berkeley.

Fortunately, after the Bridal Shop owner interview, the reporter stated "there were no Police in riot gear" and that "the protest was peaceful."

Biased reporting, indeed.

22 posted on 03/23/2008 9:00:24 AM PDT by USMC Brat (Set the example.)
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To: Syncro

Go Mel!


23 posted on 03/23/2008 9:03:38 AM PDT by jetson
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To: antiunion person

Better to petition the sponsors.


24 posted on 03/23/2008 12:50:44 PM PDT by papasmurf (WWOD? (What Would Obama Do?))
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To: Syncro

Hey, this thread broker my browser!

For some odd reason, no matter what I do, it keeps scrolling back to post # 5. :)


25 posted on 03/23/2008 1:06:37 PM PDT by papasmurf (WWOD? (What Would Obama Do?))
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To: papasmurf

Great idea!! I can easily go onto KSFO’s homepage, get a list of their main sponsors and start writing to them. Melanie still has ongoing commercials playing. Go figure!! If enough people get together, something may happen.


26 posted on 03/23/2008 1:13:46 PM PDT by antiunion person (President McCain, what a disgusting phrase.)
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To: papasmurf

Mine just keep going back and forth from 5 to 14 kinda like a happy loop

: > )

LOL at broker my browser

Amazing what a hot babe can do to a guy’s mind...


27 posted on 03/23/2008 1:34:06 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: antiunion person
I think Melanie is going to fly right on above anything that KSFO can offer her, if they even were to consider bringing her back.

Liberals aren't as interested in making money as they are pushing their agenda

Morgan IMO was just too actively involved in the conservative cause nationwide for them to want to let her have a platform

Even though the radio station is quite conservative, it is owned by liberals.

Like the movie industry, they have to use conservative values to make money now and again to stay afloat.

Me, you...and I would guess...thousands of others don't listen in the morning anymore, they are being hurt.

28 posted on 03/23/2008 1:40:17 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro

Dang, Hot chick; Hot car!


29 posted on 03/23/2008 1:46:39 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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