Tag Archives: Vietnam Vets

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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Vung Tau

April 9, 2009

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So, I run into the impossible traffic jam that the California Highway Patrol has created on the 405. Somebody or another has abandoned a Tercel in the south bound carpool lane. Probably they ran out of gas. Maybe they stole the car and then they ran out of gas. Maybe the thieves are walking to […]

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Bikers Still Menace

March 23, 2009

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The police still fear us. They still really, really fear us. Let’s face it, okay? The reason why some of you ride a large, loud, patriotic motorcycle; have multiple tattoos; wear work clothes and black leather to the mall; carry a knife and maybe a gun; glare at strangers; and wear your wallet on a […]

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Weird Down Under

February 17, 2009

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Usually we wouldn’t pay any attention, but it is getting really weird in Australia. A biker war seems to have morphed into a religious war between Muslim factions. There are five major clubs in Australia: The Rebels, Nomads and Comancheros started in Australia. The Bandidos and the Hells Angels are affiliated with the two international […]

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Hells Angels Best Breast

October 17, 2008

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The Hells Angels are the defining brand of the outlaw world. All due respect to the Mongols, Bandidos, Outlaws, Pagans, Sons of Silence, Vagos, Warlocks and Vietnam Vets. All due respect to everybody who is not on this list. No offense. But, today, most people who look at bikers from the outside use “Hells Angels” […]

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Red & Black Remember

September 19, 2008

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The Daily Iowan, the student newspaper of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, is the only paper in the United States to recognize and report an act of public spirited patriotism and philanthropy by the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club. According to an article in the Iowan by Briana Byrd, the Eastern Iowa chapter of […]

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Sarah Palin Forgets The Vets

September 3, 2008

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Sarah Palin, the MILF who would be Vice-President, has already begun the Orwellian task of sanitizing her place in the past. If you are a biker, you should disappear now. It’s over. It’s not her. It’s you. It is not just you. It is lots of other people, too. The New York Times has reported […]

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