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Rolling Thunder founder Artie Muller: 'Don't get me started on "Obamacare"'
Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2013 | By Jennifer Harper

Posted on 05/26/2013 4:58:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

There is no better name for an event that resonates with patriotism, deep loyalty and an authentic sense of mission: Rolling Thunder. Oh, yeah. Here they come. They’re rolling, and it is thunderous.

At least a half-million riders were expected for the 26th annual Ride for Freedom.

“Everything about this rally still affects me, no matter how many years we’ve been doing it. And everything we do is meant to remember and honor our POWs, MIAs and all of our veterans,” said former U.S. Army Sgt. Artie Muller, who founded the organization in 1987 and named it for a U.S. bombing campaign over North Vietnam more than two decades earlier.

“I lost a whole lot of guys in that war. I never forget that I made it back but they didn’t,” he said. Just don’t mention health care reform to Mr. Muller, though.

“Don’t get me started on ‘Obamacare,’” he says. He is no fan of the incoming Affordable Care Act and is particularly piqued over backlogs on disability claims, military budget cuts and increases in prescription costs for veterans. They are scheduled to rise from $9 to $36, he said.

“Why is that? Many vets can’t even afford their medications now. It’s a disgrace,” Mr. Muller said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; memorialday; obamacare; rollingthunder; veterans; zerocare
God bless our vets.
1 posted on 05/26/2013 4:58:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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Rolling Thunder Inc. National Executive Director Artie Muller will be leading the way during the 26th annual Ride for Freedom. "Always remember our troops serving," he said. (The Washington Times)

2 posted on 05/26/2013 5:00:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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BTTT


3 posted on 05/26/2013 5:00:51 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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God bless our vets.

BUMP!!

4 posted on 05/26/2013 5:07:37 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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Rest easy, sleep well my brothers. Know the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well. Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace, and farewell...”Christmas poem at Arlington National Cemetery


5 posted on 05/26/2013 5:15:04 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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For some, honor has been earned.


6 posted on 05/26/2013 5:16:27 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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I watched the beginning of the program on PBS and I am compelled to say.........Colin Powell,. STFU you disgusting pr*ck!
That is all......

GOD bless and protect our men and women in harms way.and God DAMN the likes of Powell and his ilk!


7 posted on 05/26/2013 5:16:27 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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BUMP


8 posted on 05/26/2013 5:18:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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God Bless our vets.

The best of our nation.

Thank you each and every one.


9 posted on 05/26/2013 5:39:21 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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I was there today, and it was breathtaking. So many good men and women, young and old, all turning out to honor our vets, our fallen, and those left behind. And the spectators! Cheering, waving flags, saluting...I was so proud and grateful to be there and a part of this.

God bless the USA!

10 posted on 05/26/2013 5:39:43 PM PDT by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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God hold them dear.
God bless our Vets!

11 posted on 05/26/2013 5:43:26 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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The Lone Marine
12 posted on 05/26/2013 5:47:10 PM PDT by South40
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I’d like to DITTO what you said. Well said.


13 posted on 05/26/2013 6:02:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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Is my eyes wrong, but does that look like Sarah Palin riding in the back of him?


14 posted on 05/26/2013 6:12:35 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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15 posted on 05/26/2013 6:38:53 PM PDT by sternup
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God bless our fallen as we remember and thank them for their ultimate sacrifice.


16 posted on 05/26/2013 6:40:50 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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Many thank-yous to our veterans!


17 posted on 05/26/2013 6:56:07 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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Amen! Powell is nothing but an afirmative action traitor!


18 posted on 05/26/2013 6:58:38 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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I had watched the concert in DC for Memorial Day and Colin Powell could simply had said a simple “thank-you” to the vets without getting into great details.

I practice what I preach: THANK-YOU to those who have had or are now serving.


19 posted on 05/26/2013 7:02:16 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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“Dictator”? Is that a tongue in cheek designation?


20 posted on 05/26/2013 7:02:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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Courtesy http://www.jsmineset.com/

21 posted on 05/26/2013 8:06:59 PM PDT by Errant
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I was at DC today. Great turnout.


22 posted on 05/26/2013 8:07:34 PM PDT by FL911
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Loved having Rolling Thunder in town again. Sorry it’s now a whole year away.


23 posted on 05/26/2013 8:22:02 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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Our Vets are a strong antidote to “The Curse of Obamanation.”


24 posted on 05/26/2013 8:26:24 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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