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  • Tombstone’s biker women redefine motorcycle culture

    02/05/2018 6:49:35 AM PST · by SandRat · 27 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Lauren Renteria
    TOMBSTONE — In the town too tough to die, being a biker is no longer a men’s club. In fact, the ladies of Tombstone’s American Legion Riders are breaking stereotypes about what it means to be a biker. On a windy Saturday afternoon, the legion riders at Post 24 file in for the group’s regular meeting on historic Allen Street in Tombstone. The sound of heavy boots thud down the halls of the biker bar to the back room where a sea of leather-clad bikers filled the seats along long white tables. Some members of the American Legion are what...
  • President Trump Gives Remarks to the National Convention of the American Legion

    08/23/2017 1:53:28 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies
    White House ^ | Aug 23 , 2017 | White House
    President Trump Gives Remarks to the National Convention of the American Legion - White House original copy - YouTube- full event
  • American Legion Boys Go Nuts When Trump Makes ‘Fake News’ Joke

    07/26/2017 10:22:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 26, 2017 | David Rutz, Video Editor
    It's his "Free Bird." The American Legion boys erupted in ecstatic cheers when President Donald Trump couldn't resist taking a dig at the "fake news" press while taking a photograph with them. Trump addressed the American Legion Boys Nation and Auxiliary Girls Nation on Wednesday at the White House, taking a more hopeful and inspirational tone than in his politically loaded speech to the Boy Scouts this week. Before his speech, he posted for pictures with the both groups. After the picture with the boys, Trump said he'd be returning shortly to make his televised remarks. "We'll say a few...
  • -Legion Riders Rescue Bruce Springsteen (Monmouth. New Jersey?)

    11/12/2016 5:49:21 PM PST · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    Freehold American Legion - Monmouth Post 54facebook ^ | November 12, 2016 | Freehold American Legion - Monmouth Post 54post 64
    -Legion Riders Rescue Bruce- Yesterday members of Post 54 Legion Riders, Dan Barkalow (pictured) and Bob Grigs with their friend Ryan Bailey represented Post 54 at the Veteran's Day ceremony conducted at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Holmdel. At the conclusion of the ceremony they decided to take advantage of the beautiful day by taking a ride to Manasquan before returning to Freehold. On the way home, taking the back roads to Freehold, lead rider, Dan, noticed a broken down bike on the side of Allaire Road, near Allaire State Park. The Legion Riders pulled over to assist their fellow...
  • Trump vows to 'rebuild' military, in American Legion address

    09/01/2016 1:52:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 1, 2016
    Donald Trump vowed Thursday to “rebuild our depleted military” and ensure America’s soldiers are the best-equipped in the world as he addressed the American Legion's annual convention – and sought to rebut Hillary Clinton’s suggestion to the same crowd a day earlier that he doesn’t believe America is “exceptional.” Kicking off the address in Cincinnati, Ohio, by invoking his campaign slogan, “America First,” Trump tried to settle any doubts about his support for the Armed Forces. He called for a state-of-the-art missile defense, a “total reform” of the Veterans Affairs Department and a policy of “peace through strength.” “Nobody will...
  • Hillary Clinton 37 Minutes Late for American Legion Speech

    08/31/2016 3:36:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 31,2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    435 Hillary Clinton arrived 37 minutes late for her speech to the American Legion conference in Cincinnati today, after rocking the night away at a fundraiser with Jimmy Buffett, Paul McCartney, and Jon Bon Jovi in the Hamptons in New York. Conference organizers were forced to fill the time gap with music and videos while military veterans waited in the audience for her arrival. Clinton was scheduled to take the stage at noon, but it wasn’t until 12:37 p.m. that a conference organizer introduced her.
  • STATEMENT ON HILLARY CLINTON’S SPEECH TO THE AMERICAN LEGION NATIONAL CONVENTION

    08/31/2016 2:10:14 PM PDT · by euram · 28 replies
    Trump-Pence ^ | August 31 2016 | Trump Campaign
    “Hillary Clinton has shown she is fundamentally unequipped to further the national security interests of the United States and stand up for our veterans. As Secretary of State, she put our country’s diplomacy up for sale to Clinton Foundation donors and exposed classified information on more than 2,000 occasions on her secret email server. And whether it was her votes against veterans medical care in the U.S. Senate or her claims that the ongoing VA wait time crisis wasn't 'widespread,’ Hillary Clinton is completely out-of-touch with veterans issues and the systemic mismanagement that has persisted under President Obama’s failed leadership....
  • Clinton pitches her foreign policy to American Legion

    08/31/2016 11:47:26 AM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 31, 2016 | CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN
    Hillary Clinton pitched her foreign policy to Republican voters in a speech to the American Legion on Wednesday, arguing that she would best uphold American values and protect national security interests. At the veterans' group annual convention in Cincinnati, the Democratic presidential nominee called the United States an "exceptional nation," and accused Republican rival Donald Trump of thinking that approach is "insulting to the rest of the world." Clinton said the country has a "unique and unparalleled ability to be a force for peace and progress." She questioned Trump's support for the military and hit him for his last-minute trip...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Incoherent Attempt To Pre-empt Trump Mexico Visit

    08/31/2016 11:29:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | August 31,2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton attempted Wednesday to pre-empt Donald Trump’s visit to Mexico later in the day, telling an American Legion convention in Cincinnati Trump could not undo a year of insults in a few hours.
  • Vanity- hiLIARy live speech on all channels.. WHY?

    08/31/2016 10:07:32 AM PDT · by Reddy · 70 replies
    broadcast television | 08/31/2016 | myself
    WHY is hiLIARY's American Legion speech being broadcast live on CNN/MSNBC/FOX and ABC/CBS/NBC??? Is this the State of the Union address or something? Why is hiLIARY being broadcast live on all of the cable news channels as well as ABC/CBS/NBC??
  • Community disorganizers literally destroying our veterans(American legion?)

    08/28/2016 7:16:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/28/2016 | Joanna Rosamond
    While the American Legion is hosting its 98th lavish National Convention, with Hillary Clinton and Robert McDonald as guests, on Wednesday, August 31, the veteran community has been struck with "yet another" unglamorous tragedy: our "yet another" 76-year-old veteran shot himself on August 21 after being denied care.
  • Bernie Sanders Asked to Drop American Legion Emblem from Campaign

    02/10/2016 5:40:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    KVAL.com ^ | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH 2016 | KVAL.com
    Bernie Sanders asked to drop American Legion emblem from campaign The American Legion has asked the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to "cease and desist" from using the organization's emblem in campaign fliers. The American Legion wrote to Sanders' Senate office that it did not have permission to use the emblem in his campaign fliers. Sanders' campaign didn't immediately return a request seeking comment. The American Legion has twice complained to Sanders officials since Jan. 22 about the use of the emblem in campaign materials. A Feb. 1 letter from the American Legion obtained by The Associated Press...
  • Shatner to Travel Across Nation on Three-Wheeled Motorcycle

    06/01/2015 9:41:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    KRQE ^ | June 1, 2015
    William Shatner will boldly travel across the U.S. on a three-wheeled motorcycle. The “Star Trek” star announced plans Monday for the cross-country mission to promote his custom trike and raise awareness about the American Legion. “I am taking another step into the unknown,” the 84-year-old actor said in a statement.
  • No Room for Vets in the Inn

    12/22/2014 4:23:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Homeless American veterans shiver in the bitter cold while illegal immigrants receive subsidized four-year degrees. At midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold, Christ was born in a stable after his parents were turned away by every innkeeper. Joseph and Mary did not respond with entitlement: “If you don’t shelter us, then you’re racist.” Rather, they used their ingenuity to find an alternative birthplace for their son among friends—farm animals, shepherds, kings, and angels—beneath the light of an extraordinary star. “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because...
  • OBAMA TIES AMERICA'S 'OCCUPYING FORCES' TO 'FEEDING EXTREMISM' (Blames America for ISIS)

    08/27/2014 4:49:51 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 26, 2014
    Monday at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention, President Barack Obama said the answer for ISIS’s “evolving terrorist threat” is not for America to “occupy” countries and end up “feeding extremism.” [...] “The answer is not to send in large scale military deployments that over stretch our military, and lead for us occupying countries for a long period of time and end up feeding extremism.”
  • American Legion Silent As Obama Pauses For Applause

    08/27/2014 6:56:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama received a tepid response from veterans as he voiced his foreign policy ideals during a speech at the American Legion’s 96th national convention in North Carolina. Staring blankly at his teleprompter, Obama recited his speech, pausing for applause that never came.
  • Obama’s Speech To The American Legion Was Painfully Awkward [VIDEO]

    08/26/2014 3:44:57 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-26-14 | Brendan Bordelon
    It wasn’t exactly the roaring, adoring, campaign-style crowd President Barack Obama is accustomed to. On Tuesday, the president spoke to the American Legion’s national convention, facing a crowd of veterans deeply concerned about widespread corruption at the Veterans Administration and the resultant deaths of some veterans awaiting health care. So when Obama began by lecturing the veterans about cynicism and explaining his most recent foreign policy choices — instead of addressing the VA crisis — the audience clearly wasn’t pleased. Fox News cameras captured a sea of blank or frowning faces looking silently back at the president as he paused...
  • Tepid clapping greets unpopular Obama's VA speech at American Legion

    08/26/2014 1:00:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 26,, 2014 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor, MailOnline
    President Barack Obama faced a tough crowd on Tuesday – American military veterans – and fell flat on his applause lines as he failed to win over the American Legion's convention-goers.The 35-minute speech seemed to have reminded the audience of the stark divide between the White House's policy choices and the feelings of the men and women often called on to carry them out.A Virginia legionnaire who served in the U.S. Marine Corps told MailOnline that 'a small group of Obama's admirers – and there are some here – sat near the front and tried to generate applause for him...
  • Obama to speak at Legion national convention

    08/26/2014 9:57:24 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 46 replies
    American Legion website ^ | Aug 26 , 2014 | American Legion
    President Barack Obama will(did)address The American Legion on Aug. 26 at the organization's 96th National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. His speech, along with the rest of the general session, will be streamed live start at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at www.legiontv.org. Obama is expected to address the convention at approximately 11:40 a.m. "The American Legion is honored that the nation's commander-in-chief will address those of us who have served in uniform," National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger said. "With so many important issues ranging from the state of VA health care to the Global War on Terrorism, it is...
  • Vets flood American Legion seeking help with care

    06/10/2014 6:45:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2014 8:40 PM EDT | Emaun Kashfi
    Vietnam veteran Gene Stoesser has been waiting nearly two months for an appointment with a Veterans Affairs doctor to schedule his heart surgery. The 71-year-old former Marine from Glendale, Arizona, went to the emergency room at the VA’s Phoenix hospital on April 28 with chest pains. He said he was told he’d need surgery soon, but has yet to get an appointment. “They sent me home to die,” Stoesser said Tuesday, surrounded by dozens of other veterans at a crisis center set up by the American Legion in downtown Phoenix in a first-of-its-kind event for the nation’s largest veterans group....