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  • ‘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… http://t.co/9CoUBGVMIO 2MBIKERS #tcot #Syria— Prudence (@dennygirltwo) September 09, 2013 Only 30 hours til #kickstands up in #Louisville!! #2MillionBikersToDC @michellemalkin @HDWashington #patriots  http://t.co/WWXHaX75ws— 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...
  • Get ready for the rumble [Very Positive & Moving Palin/Rolling Thunder Video Report]

    05/30/2011 2:34:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    WJLA ^ | May 29, 2011 | WJLA.com
    Thousands of motorcycles poured into the D.C.-area today for Rolling Thunder, an annual event drawing motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country. The massive collection of motorcycle riders is descending on Washington in memory of the thousands of prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action from the Vietnam War.
  • ROLLING THUNDER PHOTOS FROM SARAHPAC!

    05/29/2011 4:44:08 PM PDT · by onyx · 393 replies
    SARAHPAC.COM ^ | SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011 | SARAHPAC
    The Money Pic? Several more beautiful photos, so please go to the link!
  • Palin Plays Hard to Get ("She's not playing by our rules!")

    05/29/2011 9:33:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 186 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 29, 2011 | Jay Newton-Smell
    Almost any politician in America follows tried and true patterns when dealing with the media. They alert the media of an upcoming event, the media shows up, photos are taken, cameras roll. Sometimes questions follow. And then the media goes home. But not Sarah Palin. Palin alerted the media of the first stop on her northeastern road trip: Rolling Thunder. But after some event organizers expressed displeasure at her attendance on Friday, her staff refused to comment about the appearance, and some reporters wondered if she’d even go. No time was given – the event lasted from 7am to 5pm....
  • re:Palin&Rolling Thunder today (vanity)

    05/29/2011 4:43:47 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 40 replies
    Sarahpac.com ^ | 5/29/11
    Allen West and Sarah Palin at Rolling Thunder 5/29/11
  • Sarah Palin bus tour starts: No bus, but there are motorcycles!!

    05/29/2011 2:50:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/29/2011 | Robin Abcarian and Peter Nicholas
    Sarah Palin's much-publicized "One Nation" bus tour got off to a chaotic and rumbling start Sunday in Washington, with no bus in sight and the potential presidential candidate only occasionally popping into view. The former Alaska governor, who has indicated she is still contemplating a run for the White House in 2012, showed up at a motorcycle rally at the Pentagon, clad in black leather, a black helmet and sunglasses, riding on the back of a motorcycle driven by an unidentified woman. Fox News, with whom Palin has a contract for political commentary, said Palin attended the rally with her...
  • Biker Girl: Palin Sets Off On Her Road Trip (50 photos)(video)

    05/29/2011 2:19:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 133 replies
    SkyNews ^ | May 29,2011 | Greg Milam
    Dressed in black jeans, leather jacket and crash helmet, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate joined tens of thousands of bikers in a rally honouring military veterans. "It is certainly seen by those in the media as a godsend, as it will give a so far dismal Republican primary season a shot of excitement. "However, the Republican establishment cannot be happy. They probably view her candidacy as a spoiler, as she has the potential to split their party's vote and ensure a Democratic win." Mrs Palin is a paid contributor to Fox News and has her own reality TV show....
  • Sarah Palin: Roll On, Rolling Thunder!

    05/29/2011 2:05:34 PM PDT · by Al B. · 73 replies
    SarahPAC.com ^ | May 29, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    There’s no better way to see D.C. than on the back of a Harley! My family may be used to snowmachines more so than motorcycles (though you couldn’t tell it with Todd driving a hog today with Piper on the back and with Bristol riding on the back of another bike). But whether you’re riding the open road or the frozen tundra, you’re celebrating a free spirit. What could be more American than that? Today’s Rolling Thunder rally in DC is all about freedom. And it’s about duty and loyalty and service. The message heard loud and clear through the...
  • Sarah Palin swarmed at first bus tour stop [Rolling Thunder]

    05/29/2011 12:49:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 29, 2011 | Andy Barr
    Amid the chaos, there was Sarah Palin. 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. At the first stop on Palin’s bus tour — which, so far, has a vague itinerary and no other formally announced stops — security and press relations were left to a small group of disgruntled bikers. When asked about the tour, Palin offered only, “This is our first stop; we’re very thankful to be here.”...
  • Just confirmed: Todd is gonna drive a motorcycle himself & Sarah is gonna ride on one.

    05/29/2011 7:41:47 AM PDT · by unseen1 · 398 replies · 3+ views
    twitter ^ | 05/29/11 | Scot conroy
    RealClearScott Scott Conroy Just confirmed: Todd is gonna drive a motorcycle himself & Sarah is gonna ride on one. Everybody freak out! 26 minutes ago
  • Does Anyone Know Of Any Live feed for the Rolling Thunder Rally?

    05/29/2011 10:36:13 AM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 22 replies
    5/29/11 | Me
    I cannot find ANY live feed for the Rolling Thunder rally. I thought C-Span was supposed to start coverage starting 12:45 - 2pm, but they aren't. Did they get "notice" not to? I'm really ticked off.
  • Rolling THUNDER… SARAH PALIN Rides Hog Into DC (Video)

    05/29/2011 10:05:29 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 88 replies
    gatewaypundit.rightnetwork ^ | Sunday, May 29, 2011, 11:24 AM | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Palin joined the ROLLING THUNDER ride today in Washington DC. It looks like she was a hit.
  • Palin kick-starts bus tour on back of motorcycle

    05/29/2011 9:21:07 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 29 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 14 minutes ago
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is rumbling into the parking lot of the Pentagon on the back of a motorcycle as she starts an East Coast bus tour.</p> <p>Wearing black from head to toe, the Republicans' 2008 vice presidential nominee stopped at a thousands-strong motorcycle ride from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Palin, who is mulling a White House run, was joined by her family.</p>
  • CBS News: Rolling Thunder Crowd "Pretty Anti-Media, Very Protective" of Sarah Palin

    05/29/2011 9:15:11 AM PDT · by kristinn · 215 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | Sunday, May 29, 2011 | Christine Delargy
    Not there but @CBSNews producer on ground tells me #RollingThunder crowd pretty anti-media, very protective of @SarahPalinUSA7 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®
  • Rolling Thunder Confirms Palin Invite; Andrea Mitchell Demonstrates Journalistic Incompetence, Bias

    05/28/2011 12:27:08 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 51 replies
    Conservatives4palin ^ | Saturday May 28, 2011
    Remember when Andrea Mitchell attempted to interrupt Governor Palin’s Going Rogue tour in 2009 and got stopped cold by a security guard? Well, Andrea Mitchell attempted to interrupt Governor Palin’s “One Nation” tour with a false report and has been stopped cold by the facts. Yesterday, she falsely reported on Andrea Mitchell Reports that Governor Palin was not invited to participate in Rolling Thunder activities this weekend, relying on one disgruntled source to imply that Palin was using the veteran’s group for publicity without their approval. Mitchell’s story has been thoroughly refudiated. Hot Air scoop: Sarah Palin’s “One Nation” bus...
  • Veterans’ Group Spokesperson: We Did Invite Sarah Palin To Rolling Thunder Event

    05/28/2011 10:00:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 28, 2011 | Frances Martel
    Sarah Palin’s “One Nation” bus tour appeared to have gotten off to a false start yesterday as a member of the pro-veterans organization Rolling Thunder went on NBC to denounce her presence at an upcoming event of theirs, claiming no one had invited her. Turns out, as per organization spokesperson Christine Colborne, Palin had been invited, but had RSVP’d too soon for the group to announce her arrival to all its members. Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey called up the organization and got in touche with Colborne, who explained that the issue was one of “internal miscommunication” and that Palin had...
  • Yes, Palin was invited to Rolling Thunder

    05/28/2011 5:47:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 78 replies
    Hotair ^ | May 28,2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Last night, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Lauren Stephenson reported that the veterans group Rolling Thunder had not invited Sarah Palin to their annual ride taking place this weekend and were dumbfounded when Palin announced her participation as the start of her bus tour. Under the headline “Stealing Their Thunder,” Mitchell suggested that Palin was hijacking their “very serious purpose” with her participation. The piece hinges on an interview with Rolling Thunder’s Ted Shpak, who called Palin’s announcement “a big distraction”: One day after Sarah Palin announced her bus tour, a group sponsoring a Memorial Day weekend event she plans to...
  • Motorcycle Rally Hosts Uneasy About Palin's Presence [Rolling Thunder confirms Palin invitation]

    05/27/2011 12:41:31 PM PDT · by kristinn · 108 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Friday, May 27, 2011 | Chris Good
    SNIP "It is a big distraction, because my phone's been ringing off the hook since she announced it," Ted Shpak, legislative director for Rolling Thunder, the group that hosts the annual rally in support of American POWs and veterans, told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell in an interview Friday. Shpak implied that Palin's presence would detract from the event's focus. "We're not political, this is not a political event," Shpak said. "The way it came out, it sounded like we endorsed her." Though Palin will reportedly make Sunday's rally the first stop in her bus tour, Shpak was clear that her bus...
  • Sarah Palin: Restoring the Good in America-watch the "One Nation" bus tour video

    05/27/2011 11:25:19 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 169 replies
    SarahPAC ^ | Friday May 27, 2011
    Restore the Good in America Link to VideoOur nation is at a critical turning point. As we look to the future, we are propelled by America's past. It's imperative that we connect with our founders, our patriots, our challenges and victories to clearly see our way forward. A good way to do this is to appreciate the significance of our nation's historic sites, patriotic events and diverse cultures, which we'll do in the coming weeks on our "One Nation" tour.   We'll celebrate the good things that bring Americans together; those things that will give us the needed strength to...
  • Sarah Palin rolls into D.C. — on a motorcycle?

    05/27/2011 9:41:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 132 replies
    wapo ^ | 5/27/11 | Justin Jouvenal
    Dontcha’ know, Sarah Palin is coming to town this weekend, and you may see her cruising the streets of D.C. on the back of a hog. The former Alaska governor, who is the subject of a lot of overheated speculation about whether she will run for president in 2012, has accepted an invitation to participate in the annual Rolling Thunder memorial ride this Sunday, an official says. “As far as I know, she is trying to rent a motorcycle, so she can ride with her husband,” said Nancy Regg, a spokeswoman for Rolling Thunder. Gregg says the tentative plan is...
  • Sarah Palin readies bus tour amid 2012 speculation

    05/26/2011 8:07:01 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 105 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/26/11 | Dan Balz
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R), who has been largely out of the public eye through much of the spring, will reemerge Sunday as she begins a national bus tour that will put her back in the spotlight and no doubt renew speculation about a possible presidential bid. The tour, the first of what will be a series of such journeys over a period of weeks, will start on Sunday in Washington at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally and work its way north along the East Coast. She will visit other parts of the country later, stopping at symbolically...
  • Drudge - "GAME ON: PALIN HITS THE TRAIL"

    05/26/2011 11:49:31 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 388 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 5-26-11
    PALIN TO HIT THE ROAD Thur May 26 2011 Sarah Palin will hit the road this Memorial Day weekend on a tour of the Northeast -- with a stop in New Hampshire -- aboard a red, white and blue bus emblazoned with the words: "One Nation Under God, Indivisible, With Liberty & Justice For All." Developing....
  • DrudgeReport: Palin to hit the road (rolling thunder bus tour)

    05/26/2011 11:14:11 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 168 replies
    Drudgereport ^ | Thursday May 26, 2011
    Sarah Palin will hit the road this Memorial Day weekend on a tour of the Northeast -- and possibly New Hampshire -- aboard a red, white and blue bus emblazoned with the words: "One Nation Under God, Indivisible, With Liberty & Justice For All." The former Alaska govenor will began her journey Sunday from Washington, D.C., after she and husband Todd join a quarter-million motorcyclers in the Rolling Thunder event to support the troops. She'll leave the veterans and make her first stop at the National Archives, where she'll stop by to view the U.S. Constitution. Details on where she'll...
  • Gov Palin news from FNC Carl Cameron - is she running

    05/26/2011 10:33:34 AM PDT · by Al B. · 190 replies
    Gretawire.com ^ | May 26, 2011 | Greta Van Susteren blog
    Sarah Palin will announce a bus tour at 3pm today.
  • Many Arlington Residents Have Expressed Unhappiness With Rolling Thunder

    06/09/2010 8:14:52 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 26 replies · 59+ views
    Hello Yupette, Thank you for your blog. You should know that many Arlingtonians have expressed unhappiness about the noise and bad behavior from 'Rolling Thunder' We recently suggested that 'Rolling Thunder' move to a resort area like Virginia Beach and that 'Rolling Thunder' be replaced by bicycle and pedestrian events. We were ignored. Thanks for trying to improve our quality of life, not cater to every special interest that wants to do its thing in Arlington. Susan
  • “Rolling Thunder”:Bikers Pay Respect to Fallen U.S. Troops

    05/30/2010 4:47:43 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies · 548+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | May 30,2010 | annem040359
    This brief video presentation is from today’s Memorial Day eve yearly “Rolling Thunder” motorcycle event. This event takes place each year in our nation’s capital to honor those who had given their lives for America. With MANY THANKS to those who gave their lives so we can be free, as well as to our veterans, and to both AP and YouTube.
  • Obama Snubs Vietnam Vets of Rolling Thunder

    05/27/2010 7:04:40 AM PDT · by kristinn · 43 replies · 1,888+ views
    Thursday, May 27, 2010 | Kristinn
    Maybe he doesn't like the sound of hundreds of thousands of motorcycle riding freedom-fighters roaring through the streets of D.C. all day and night for four days?Barack Obama is turning his back on the Vietnam veterans of Rolling Thunder who will gathering in Washington, D.C. this Memorial Day weekend for their 23rd annual demonstration to remind the nation of those servicemembers still missing or held as prisoners of war.In addition to skipping out on his duties at Arlington National Cemetery so he can vacation at the family mansion in Chicago, Obama will be cancelling what, under President George W. Bush,...
  • The Wheels Turn

    05/26/2010 9:42:33 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 10 replies · 699+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    Gears have definitely shifted. Rolling Thunder will not have a traditional audience at the White House to kick-start the 23rd annual "Ride for Freedom" rally. Officials from the mammoth motorcycle group tell Inside the Beltway they will not pay a call on President Obama this weekend when 900,000 riders gather in the nation's capital in the name of patriotism, and to honor active-duty troops, prisoners of war, those missing in action and veterans. The informal, cordial welcome was an annual rite during the previous administration, capped off in 2008 when President George W. Bush met Rolling Thunder President Artie Mueller...
  • Rolling Thunder, Wounded Warriors Honor 9/11 Victims

    05/05/2010 6:30:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 156+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    ARLINGTON, Va., May 5, 2010 – Rolling Thunder motorcyclists joined Warrior Games athletes in a wreath-laying ceremony today at the Pentagon Memorial here to honor the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. Army Staff Sgt. Dean Issacs, a disabled soldier suffering from a spinal cord injury, lays a wreath at the Pentagon Memorial on May 5, 2010, in honor of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony was part of the inaugural Warrior Games celebration. The games, which will feature disabled veterans and wounded active duty athletes in Paralympics-style competition, are slated for May 10-14, 2010, in Colorado Springs, Colo....
  • Sgt. Major John Holland Requests McCain Drop Out (Have You Seen This)

    04/18/2010 10:10:56 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 31 replies · 1,282+ views
    This is a youtube video
  • Rolling Thunder Roars Through Nations' Capital

    05/24/2009 3:52:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 828+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, May 24, 2009 – Pam Crane sat peacefully in a patch of freshly mowed grass along Highway 27 here in the nation’s capital, remembering her husband, his patriotism and his cause. Bikers from all across the country pull into the Pentagon's north parking lot May 24, 2009, to participate in the 22nd Annual Rolling Thunder rally in Washington, D.C., to remind the nation that many American servicemembers who were prisoners of war or missing in action are still unaccounted for. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. She...
  • Rolling Thunder not expecting Obama greeting

    05/22/2009 5:55:41 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 36 replies · 1,880+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/22/09 | Jennifer Harper
    The last time Rolling Thunder roared into Washington, the president welcomed the riders in the White House driveway with a smile on his face and heartfelt personal greeting. This year, maybe not. "We initially got a call this year saying the president wasn't going to greet us," said Artie Muller, founder of the group.
  • Rolling Thunder Not Expecting Obama Greeting

    05/21/2009 8:31:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies · 1,559+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 21st 2009
    Rolling Thunder not expecting Obama greeting By Jennifer Harper Friday, May 22, 2009 The last time Rolling Thunder roared into Washington, the president welcomed the riders in the White House driveway with a smile on his face and heartfelt personal greeting. This year, maybe not. "We initially got a call this year saying the president wasn't going to greet us," said Artie Muller, founder of the group that is marking its 22nd annual patriotic motorcycle ride through Washington to draw attention to policy issues influencing veterans, active-duty military, prisoners of war and those still missing in action. But a second...
  • Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally, 2009

    05/19/2009 3:42:15 PM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 9 replies · 1,906+ views
    Rolling Thunder ^ | May 27, 2007
    FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009 9:00 pm - Candlelight Vigil, Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, "The Wall" SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2009 9:00 am - 11:00 pm - Thunder Alley Open YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS ON THE ALLEY SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2009 OFFICIAL 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF ROLLING THUNDER® 9:00 am - 11:00 pm- Thunder Alley Open Noon - Rolling Thunder XXII to Washington DC from Pentagon Parking MONDAY, MAY 25, 2009 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Thunder Alley 3:05 pmRaffle Drawing, Thunder Alley (you need not be present to win)
  • Rolling Thunder Plans ‘Saluting Our Troops’ Program

    05/18/2009 4:22:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 595+ views
    NESHANIK STATION, N.J., May 18, 2009 – Mike Corrado, the Marine recording artist whose 2005 hit song “On My Watch Tonight” was featured on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” and has become an anthem for servicemembers worldwide, is one of the headliners in Rolling Thunder’s “Saluting the Troops” program in Washington, D.C., May 23. Vietnam Memorial Founder and veterans’ activist Jan Scruggs also will be a featured speaker at the event, which will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the reflecting pool at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. In addition to Corrado, musical guests include national recording...
  • A Sky Soldier Gets His Final Wings

    05/15/2009 7:28:55 AM PDT · by concretebob · 15 replies · 1,621+ views
    Kinston Free Press ^ | 15 May 2009 | concretebob
    Ted Sampley was a Viet Nam Veteran, and activist for POW/MIA's and he stood with us at Walter Reed on 30 September 2005 when Rolling Thunder paid us a visit. Ted and I became friends with the common thread being our complete and total hatred of code pink. The obituary says a lot, but it doesn't do justice to the passion Ted had for his Viet Nam veteran brothers, or the passion he had for this current generation of Warriors. The world has lost a good man, but he is in good company, re-united with his brothers from "The Herd"
  • Ted Sampley passes away at 62 - Political activist made his mark locally and nationally

    05/13/2009 4:00:25 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 56 replies · 2,180+ views
    ENC Today ^ | May 12, 2009 | Bryan C. Hanks
    National and local political activist, decorated veteran, POW advocate, businessman and master potter Ted Sampley passed away Tuesday. He was 62. Sampley, who was recovering from heart surgery a week earlier, was experiencing difficulties from the surgery at the Veteran's Hospital in Durham on Tuesday. He died while being rushed to surgery. His sudden passing surprised many in Kinston. "This is a shock to me," said master shipbuilder Alton Stapleford, the architect of the CSS Neuse II, which Sampley helped bring to fruition. "It's really hard to comprehend right now." Sampley served several tours of duty in Vietnam in the...
  • RIDE-IN to the Atlanta Tea Party - Calling all GA BIKERS!

    03/31/2009 7:02:17 PM PDT · by leftyontheright · 9 replies · 881+ views
    North GA Freepers | 3/31/09 | me
    Announcing a bikers "Ride-In" in support of the Media March and Atlanta Tax Day Tea Party Meet at: The Varsity, downtown ATL - April 15 KSU: 4:30 p.m. Short ride through downtown Atlanta to the Capitol in support of the Media March and Atlanta Tax Day Tea Party. The media can only ignore us for so long. Let's rattle some windows at CNN Center, AJC and more...time for our 'voices' to be heard.
  • Welcome home, soldier - with video

    12/14/2008 10:51:24 AM PST · by mdittmar · 11 replies · 708+ views
    DAILY PRESS & ARGUS ^ | December 14, 2008 | Kristofer Karol
    As the white Honda Ridgeline slowly motored up the Laiers' driveway Friday, a crowd of at least 75 people waved American flags, cheered and held posters with blunt — but heartfelt — messages, such as "Army Dudes Rock." Phil Laier sat in the back seat with a puzzled expression, cautiously waving to everyone who came out to support the 20-year-old U.S. Army specialist who was receiving a hero's welcome after having spent most of the past 15 months in Iraq and Kuwait."I really was just hoping to come and eat some chili, take a shower and go to bed, but...
  • E-mail from Peg Luksik, Campaign Manager for Bill Russell for Congress

    10/20/2008 3:44:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 31 replies · 584+ views
    Campaign Manager for Bill Russell for Congress | 10-20-08 | Peg Luksik
    From:pluksik@aol.com To:(undisclosed e-mail recipients Subject:signs Date:Monday, October 20, 2008 12:21:36 PM Signs are now available at the Johnstown office - 401 Franklin St, the Mt. Pleasant office - 638 W. Main St. and at county HQ's. Come on in and pick yours up. Just to let you know - our wonderful Hot Dog Day coordinators (all 21 of them) and their volunteers put together an event that district-wide brought as many people into contact with Bill Russell as the Sarah Palin rally in Johnstown last week. That's about 5,000 people in one day in 2 hours. Talk about a successful...
  • Berkeley mayor announces re-election bid (Mayor Bates: code pink supporter)

    07/16/2008 12:07:56 AM PDT · by Syncro · 5 replies · 745+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | 07/14/2008 05:35:31 PM PDT | Doug Oakley
    Berkeley mayor announces re-election bid Tom Bates seeks third term By Doug OakleyStaff Writer Article Launched: 07/14/2008 05:35:31 PM PDT Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates announced his candidacy for a third term Monday on the steps of city hall surrounded by five other council members who are endorsing him.His challengers so far include former Berkeley Mayor Shirley Dean and activist Zachary Running Wolf.Bates cited his record on fighting global warming, creating a "green economy," getting homeless people off the streets and supporting development near public transportation centers.He is endorsed by council members Gordon Wozniak, Linda Maio, Laurie Capitelli, Darryl Moore and Max...