Tag Archives: Vets

Running To Washington

May 16, 2010

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These are the weeks the thunder rolls. The twenty-second annual Run For The Wall pulls out of the parking lot of the Victoria Gardens Mall in Rancho Cucamonga, California this Wednesday, May 19th. From there the riders follow one of two routes. What is called the central route stops in Williams, Arizona; Gallup and Angel […]

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Rolling Thunder 2009

May 23, 2009

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President Barack Obama almost snubbed Rolling Thunder Friday. Then at the last minute he changed his mind. Or, maybe his basketball game ended early. About 3:30 in the afternoon, “The president stopped by while members of Rolling Thunder were meeting with administration officials about veterans’ issues,” Nick Shapiro, a propagandist with the Ministry of Truth, […]

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Newton Foust Heisley

May 20, 2009

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Newt Heisley, the commercial artist who imagined and designed the black and white POW/MIA symbol, died last Thursday at his home in Colorado Springs. Heisley was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in November, 1920, orphaned before he was a year old and raised by his grandparents. He majored in art at Syracuse University, worked as a […]

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Florida Survives Biker Rodeo

November 12, 2008

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Twice a year for the last couple of years a public spirited and colorful character named J.O. Batten has sponsored an “Old Time Biker Rodeo” in a pasture he owns in Hernando County, Florida. As the phrase “old time” implies, the party is not necessarily aimed at the upscale end of the Harley lifestyle. Think […]

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County Bans Screaming Orgasm, Vets Screwed

September 22, 2008

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About twice a year, a good old boy named J.O. Batten runs an “Old School Biker Rodeo Party in the Pasture” in his own private pasture in Hernando County, Florida. Batten is about as good natured as a man can be. He put up with Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie living with him in 2004 […]

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