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    05/29/2017 4:43:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29,2017 | Penny Starr
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joined almost one million bikers on Sunday as a rider in a massive caravan of motorcycles that rode from the Pentagon to the National Mall and the Vietnam Memorial on Sunday. A video posted on YouTube shows Tillerson posing for pictures with other bikers and preparing to mount his own bike for the trip, an annual tradition that began in the late 1980s as a way to honor the U.S. military and to support the continuing search for U.S. soldiers who remained prisoners of war or were missing in action following the Vietnam War. “O.K.,...
  • Rolling Thunder and Memorial Day Flowers

    05/29/2017 9:54:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/29/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    May the Memory Be Eternal for all the selfless men and women, our true Heroes, who gave their lives for our freedom and comfort! “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” – John 15:13 As soon as we exited the metro station, we heard the roar of thousands of motorcycles revving up their engines or simply lining up in the South and North Parking lots of the non-descript Pentagon building. It was a pleasant low seventies day but the sky was grey with heavy cloudy. We had checked the weather forecast...
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Rides With Rolling Thunder (Video)

    05/29/2017 2:21:37 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 26 replies ^ | May 29, 2017 | sundance
    OK, there were a lot of requests for a picture of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson riding his motorcycle in the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day tribute. Yesterday we shared the video from the rally location just prior to the Noon start of the kickoff ride. However, T-Rex didn’t want to create a stir or draw attention away from the purpose of the event – so he was his customary self, low key. That said, after pouring through video footage I FOUND HIM.
  • Buckets of Awesome: Secretary T-Rex Rides With Rolling Thunder (video)…

    05/28/2017 2:42:36 PM PDT · by Giddyupgo · 34 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | may 28, 2017 | Sundance
  • Trump invokes MLK at D.C. biker rally (supports veterans)

    05/29/2016 4:22:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2016 | Ben Schreckinger
    In his Sunday remarks, the New York billionaire promised to improve veterans health care, called for rebuilding the American military, and condemned Clinton for remarks she made last year downplaying problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. “She thinks the VA is doing good,” Trump said.
  • Donald Trump and Bikers Share Affection at Rolling Thunder Rally

    05/29/2016 6:21:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 29, 2016 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    “Look at all these bikers,” Mr. Trump, standing before a crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial, said with admiration. “Do we love the bikers? Yes. We love the bikers.” Mr. Trump was addressing a gathering at the 29th annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle run, a vast event over Memorial Day weekend that is dedicated to accounting for military members taken as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action.
  • Trump: 600,000 people tried to attend my D.C. rally

    05/29/2016 2:44:19 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | 05/29/2016 | Emily Schultheis
    Last Updated May 29, 2016 4:28 PM EDT Donald Trump asserted that more than half a million people attempted to attend his speech to the Rolling Thunder bikers DC Sunday. "We have the biggest rallies by far, far bigger than Bernie Sanders,'" he told a crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. "Far bigger. I mean, look at today. They say you have 600,000 people here trying to get in." "That's not gonna happen," he added. "But they say you have 600,000 people." A crowd count wasn't immediately available, but the space in front of the...
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Speaks at Rolling Thunder 2:30 EDT

    05/29/2016 6:48:08 AM PDT · by siamesecats · 364 replies
    Live Stream: Donald Trump at Rolling Thunder
  • Donald Trump Will Attend Rolling Thunder Memorial Weekend Event, Sunday In DC…

    05/28/2016 5:59:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 80 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 28 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump is planning a Memorial Day weekend visit with one of his favorite constituencies: bikers. As motorcyclists stream into the nation’s capital for Rolling Thunder, their largest annual gathering, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is planning an appearance on Sunday, campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said. “I am doing it in honor of the great bikers who have been totally supportive of my campaign and now I want to be supportive of them,” Trump said in a statement to Bloomberg Politics. “I look forward to it!” The bike rally, called the “First Amendment Demonstration Run,” begins at noon Eastern time...
  • Flags on I-77 honor fallen Chattanooga Marines

    07/17/2015 5:54:08 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 30 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | 07/17/15 | Rock Hill Herald
    I am standing across the street waving the tallest Marine Corps flag you see. We did this to bring honor to the fallen Marines from their murder yesterday in Chattanooga.
  • ‘Rolling Thunder’ Rumbles Through Washington D.C. in Honor of Nation’s Veterans (Video)

    05/26/2014 9:10:17 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 42 replies
    Thousands of bikers roared through the nation’s capitol on Sunday for a “Ride for Freedom.” The Rolling Thunder displayed American flags in a display of respect for those veterans who lost their lives in the nation’s wars. The Rolling Thunder will take part in the annual National Memorial Day Parade today. God bless you all! WATCH:
  • Kickstands up! ’2 Million Bikers’ participants head to D.C. for 9/11 [photos]

    09/09/2013 6:07:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/9/2013
    The ride is on. As Twitchy reported yesterday, organizers of the 9/11 2 Million Bikers to D.C. march are moving forward despite reportedly being denied an event permit. Riders across the country are tweeting that their kickstands are up and their motors are revving up. Safe travels to all. SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!! @kinsman59: Iron Horses on the move for America… 2MBIKERS #tcot #Syria— Prudence (@dennygirltwo) September 09, 2013 Only 30 hours til #kickstands up in #Louisville!! #2MillionBikersToDC @michellemalkin @HDWashington #patriots — JODI RAYBORN (@RaybornsWifey) September 09, 2013 groups are already on their way. American soil is feeling vibrations of patriots...
  • Rolling Thunder founder Artie Muller: 'Don't get me started on "Obamacare"'

    05/26/2013 4:58:32 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2013 | By Jennifer Harper
    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....
  • Hundreds of thousands of bikers rumble into D.C. for Rolling Thunder

    05/26/2013 4:44:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2013 | Meredith Somers
    Excellent slide show at linkPerfect temperatures, a bright sun and blue sky commanded Sunday’s forecast, but it was the sound of thunder that stood out for the D.C. area, as more than a half-million motorcycles rumbled through the city for the 26th annual Rolling Thunder. Thousands of locals and visitors lined the roughly 10-mile loop along the Potomac River and across the Memorial Bridge, around the Lincoln Memorial and east to the Mall. “Nobody else loves America the way you love America,” Rolling Thunder founder Artie Muller told hundreds of riders just hours before they assembled in the Pentagon parking...
  • Father of Prisoner of War Speaks at Annual Rally (Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl)

    05/27/2012 9:39:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Stacy A. Anderson
    The father of a U.S. soldier who was taken prisoner in Afghanistan thanked the motorcycle riders of Rolling Thunder on Sunday for raising awareness of missing-in-action troops and prisoners of war. At the annual Rolling Thunder rally on the National Mall, Bob Bergdahl promised his son: "You will come home. We will not leave you behind." Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 26, of Hailey, Idaho, was taken prisoner in Afghanistan nearly three years ago. He is the subject of a proposed prisoner swap in which the Obama administration would allow the transfer of five Taliban prisoners long held at the U.S....
  • Thunder Had to Roll Fast With President (Obama uses Rolling Thunder for photo-op)

    05/27/2012 8:03:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Jennifer Harper
    Rolling Thunder made it to the White House this year, but the experience for the motorcycle-riding patriots was more pro forma photo oppportunity than heartfelt meeting with President Obama, the group says. “Well, we had a good meeting with his staff and a defense official. But we were supposed to have time with the president,” founder and executive national director Artie Muller told The Washington Times in an interview after the meeting Friday. “When we were there in the past, the president himself talked to us about the issues that concern us - veterans health care, the fate of prisoners...
  • Obama to Speak at Vietnam Wall on Memorial Day

    05/25/2012 9:09:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 46 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Leo Shane III
    During the Medal of Honor ceremony for Spc. Leslie Sabo on Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced he’ll speak at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day, as part of the Defense Department’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of that war. “Instead of being celebrated, our Vietnam veterans were often shunned,” Obama said. “They were called many things, when there was only one thing that they deserved to be called: American patriots. “[The event] will be another chance for America to say to our Vietnam veterans what should have been said when you first came home: You did your job. You...
  • Andy Barr Gets the “Who” Very Wrong in His Rolling Thunder Coverage

    05/31/2011 1:35:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Conservatives4palin ^ | May 30 2011 | Stacy Drake
    Andy Barr Gets the “Who” Very Wrong in His Rolling Thunder Coverage Posted on May 30 2011 - 4:40 AM - Posted by: Stacy Drake Andy Barr offered us another fine example of excellence in journalism during his coverage of the Rolling Thunder event on Sunday, in Washington DC. He writes in the first paragraph (emphasis): Only one advance staffer was on hand to wrangle the fans and reporters hoping to get close to the former vice presidential nominee, who arrived at Sunday’s Rolling Thunder rally on a motorcycle driven by her daughter Willow. Wait, what?Willow Palin is 16 years...
  • Sarah Palin Makes a Rolling Blunder at Motorcycle Rally (Scandal? Piper was on a motorcycle!!)

    05/30/2011 2:18:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    The Stir ^ | May 30, 2011 | Suzanne Murray
    Yesterday, thousands of bikers descended upon Washington, D.C., for the annual Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally. The rally is an annual demonstration that was started in 1987 to bring attention to the plight of prisoners of war and to those service people missing in action. Among the riders? Sarah Palin. Decked out in a black jacket, big shades, and a Harley-Davidson helmet the Mama Grizzly transformed herself into a Motorcyle Mama for the day to join them in the cause. Palin was joined at the rally by her husband Todd (forever riding the metaphorical sidecar) and her two daughters, Bristol and...
  • Sarah Palin & LTC Allen West at Rolling Thunder

    05/30/2011 10:31:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    Hill Buzz ^ | May 30, 2011 | Kathleen
    By now you’ve probably guessed that I’m a libertarian, and I have a “policy crush” on Ron Paul. I love, love, love him. Unfortunately, he’s a better candidate on paper– in the many, many books he’s written on the economy, foreign policy and sound money–than he is in the age of TV and the 24-hour news cycle. He’s whip smart, and has enormous integrity. But slick, he is not.So while Ron Paul will always be my first choice in terms of policy, when it comes to charisma and crowd appeal (and the ability to make Lefty heads explode), I’m a...