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A Tribute to #2Million Bikers in DC (Not by Greg Gutfeld!)

riding to rememberGreg Gutfeld stirred up a lot of controversy yesterday saying something about the Bikers Riding through D.C. which was perceived by many as pretty cold and dismissive.  Is it unfair to criticize him for his snotty comments, or is there more to the negative reaction he got that should be reflected upon? What he said (1:52)

by Carl Irwin

I  love it when the mask slips and you get a glimpse of who the real person is sometimes. It was Gutfeld’s turn to answer what he thought about the bike rally in D.C. These are his words not mine, he said that the bikers were taking away from what 9/11 was all about (the victims), and making it about them. That is as low of a blow as you can throw at a group of people. He said he did not care for it because they were there only to make a point.  Now, all those bikers do not have two shows on a major network nor do they have a weekly column in media to reach millions and be heard, so WE GOT YOUR POINT GUTFIELD!

It makes me wonder how these people think in the media.  I listened to what he said, and he gave them a backhanded okay, but he looked upon them more as a traffic nuisance.  Gutfeld has a venue through he gets his views and beliefs out to a very large audience (very large). These bikers, on the other hand, took time off from their jobs and their daily lives to be heard just for ONE DAY, that’s it, ONE DAY, and Gutfield could not give them that?!?!

I guess what I am trying to say is that I am just tired of people like this. It seems every time there is a Tea Party or true conservatives gathering, some nit-wit like him finds a way to take a dig at or smear whatever it is they are doing.  It’s the condescending tone in which they do it, too, because they do frame it nicely.

Greg Gutfeld comes across as a rich spoiled college kid. An elitisit. He knows, and we know, that he does not fit in with those bikers (being the cocktail party commentator that he is), so whenever any of us regular folks go out for a ride to let people know how we feel, even if it is just for one day, he cannot help himself. The problem is at such a gut-level, that it slips out in the comments he makes.

We cannot give elitists a pass any more. That is why we are in this mess now. People will say, well Gutfield has been on our side on other issues, ONLY when we do not get in the way, when we actually show up, SEE how they act!! What has me upset, is that there was no reason for him to do that. Those bikers were not causing any harm to anyone and millions upon millions of Americans supported them, so what was HIS motive, why slight these people for no reason?

Was he trying to be the “Miley Cyrus” of the Five by shocking and being provocative?

Gutfeld is a pro, saying just enough of the right things to make people think he is okay, but peel away that layer, and he is just another elitist that would not piss on you if you were on fire and that is just the truth of it.  I promise you if he was honest, he would not stand Sarah either. He has zero women like her in his life.

This is all part of an attitude that should continue to bother us, but we must continue doing what we’re doing, and supporting one another’s efforts. Just because someone is from a haughty college does not mean they should put on airs or feel superior. An IVY league degree does not make anyone more educated either. One of wonderful things about this movement is that regular folks are on center stage in Sarah’s vision of America, not the other way around.

Luckily, we have not only Sarah but many with a great attitude about what needs to change, not only in Washington, but in us. This is a tribute to the Bikers:

Here are copies of the tweets.

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David Aaron Batten™@dmbatten37m NO LONGER FOLLOWING=>@greggutfeld
#2MillionBikerstoDC Greg Gutfeld bashed riders on The Five. Think I’ll pass on his new bookGregGutfeld@greggutfeld35m
@greggutfeld35m@greggutfeld35m@dmbatten and u would have really liked it! Oh well. 😦
David Aaron Batten™@dmbatten32m
You don’t bash patriots whether they’re on Bikes or pogo sticks. No one in this admin is remembering 911 murders, bikers are.
@greggutfeldGregGutfeld@greggutfeld25m @dmbatten
what? I love bikers. I hate pogo sticks. U crazy!David Aaron Batten™@dmbatten22m
David Aaron Batten™@dmbatten25mDude, You’re in over your head. Calling #2MillionBikerstoDC a publicity stunt when you should have been praising them.
GregGutfeld@greggutfeld20m
@dmbatten no “dude” I did praise them. Talked.
*****2*****
Keith from da Burgh@Traumaguy196528m@greggutfeld you acted like BECKEL,  THEN slammed the fans who waited for that segment @BarbieHitsBack @BlackIrishI @TroothBooth The Five
@greggutfeld @Traumaguy1965 not true. Praised them. Then told tweeters to relax. How’s that a slam kiddo.
Keith from da Burgh@Traumaguy196510m
@greggutfeld my biggest issue was slamming your followers. THAT was the disrespectful part. Assholes & Opinions,  The Beauty of AMERICA.Keith from da Burgh@Traumaguy19657m
@greggutfeld BTW,  “Kiddo’s” are the people,  like me,  who wait to see you & buy your books. Slam away… lot of pissed off “kiddos.
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isabelmmatos@isabelmmatos1h
@greggutfeld i’m a big fan but s.t. u make silly comments.Bikers 2DC was a big deal. you’re lucky 2have 2shows and column 2 express yourself.
GregGutfeld@greggutfeld1h @isabelmmatos I am lucky!
Carl was not happy “I am lucky, what a sh*t head comment, all about him not one comment that maybe perhaps he was out of line!!!!!”
By the end of the day, it was clear, that Greg had made the rudest comment, but he is not alone.  Slights, digs and jabs are common among elitist journalists like Bill Kristol, talk show hosts like OReilly and Laura Ingraham, and authors and commentators like Ann Coulter.  Jedediah Bila probably said it best.  9/11 for her was about Unity.  Some of that is missing in certain circles where unity has become a team of them against us.
2 million bikers
This is the page you can show your support for https://www.facebook.com/2MillionBikersDC
aerial view of muslim march 9 11
Aerial View of the Muslim March on 9/11 via Clint Fox
2 Million Bikers to DC BAD TO THE BONE VIDEO (H/T Lisa Luerssen)
And this is the story Carl would have liked to see reported instead (from Sara Carter, The Blaze):

Things don’t always work out the way we plan. Thank goodness they don’t.  And this Sept. 11th — 12 years since the terrorist attacks that took the lives of thousands of Americans and set the United States on a path of several wars that would last more than a decade — I learned that lesson again when I jumped on the back of a stranger’s motorcycle only to realize that we had a common bond that couldn’t be broken.

Mitch Hannon was that biker. He saw the confused look on my face as I was scouring Constitution Ave. trying to find the “Million Muslim” marchers that had planned to converge at The Mall in Washington D.C. I was sitting at a red light in a taxi cab, with a jovial driver, who happened to be Muslim. “I don’t think you will find any Muslim marchers out here today — not today,” he said.

It was hot. I had already been looking for protestors for more than an hour but all I could find were bikers, thousands of bikers. “Have you seen the Muslim marchers,” I yelled from my taxi-cab window over the rumbling of the motorcycles. “No, we can’t find them anywhere,” said Hannon, who I had just met. “Why do you ask?”

I told him I was a reporter. The light changed to green and I thought, “here I go again.” I was about to yell “thank you” when Hannon pulled alongside the taxi and said, “Get out of that taxi and jump on the back of my bike.”

On impulse, I did just that.  It so happens Hannon was a former flight attendant for American Airlines.  On September 11, 2001 his friends Ken and Jennifer Lewis, who were married and flight attendants themselves, were on flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon. He had been friends with Ken for nearly 2o years and Jennifer was one of the “sweetest most lively people I’ve ever known.”

Hannon, who is a Chapter 3 member of Virginia’s Rolling Thunder non-profit motorcycle club, recalled some of his most touching memories with his friends as we drove past some of America’s greatest treasures. He retold how he and Ken were ski instructors in Colorado and how they later taught sailing in Maine when they moved to the East Coast. In fact, it was Hannon who helped Ken get a job at American Airlines and “sometimes I think when I’m grumpy, ‘Why wasn’t it me on that flight? Why was it them?’ They were always so happy.”

“Everyone’s life changed that day,” said Hannon as we headed to the nation’s capital, still strangely absent of any Muslim marchers.

“I don’t think there is one person whose life didn’t change in some way that day,” he said. “I’m out here for my friends. I’m out here for every soldier whose given their life, limb and who fights for our country. We want them to know we care. We want them to know they are not forgotten.” It touched my heart.

I told Hannon 9/11 changed my life as well. My husband, Marty, is one of those soldiers who almost lost his life on the battlefield but instead was blinded by a bombing in Afghanistan on Easter Sunday, 2011. Hannon and I were connected. It didn’t matter that we didn’t know each other. We weren’t strangers anymore and we have a common bond forged out of tragedy. We didn’t need to say much as the bike headed down the road, surrounded by thousands of other bikers and American flags waving in the warm September wind.

He recalled how his friend Ken once stopped the car they were driving in to hand remove a Cicada bug, a large tree cricket that comes out of hibernation every 17 years, off his windshield.  “I asked Ken, ‘Why don’t you just remove it with the window washers,’” Hannon recalled. “You know what Ken said: ‘They have so little life — why take the chance that I might kill it after all that hibernation.’”

We stopped at a second light and along side the road was another biker. He had parked his motorcycle and pulled out a large piece of concrete from a compartment on the back of his bike.  Air Force Master Sergeant Bobby Cazmir holding a piece of rock he says is part of the Pentagon that came off during the 9/11 attacks. (Source: Sara Carter)

The biker, Air Force Master Sergeant Bobby Cazmir, walked over to Hannon and me, held the concrete in his hand, and said, “this is a piece of the Pentagon from September 11.”

“I won’t ever forget,” Cazmir added. Hannon couldn’t believe it. “What are the odds that a complete stranger would come up to us, holding a piece of the Pentagon where I lost my closest friends,” Hannon said. “It’s meant to be.” Again, we were comforted by another stranger’s gesture. We were connected.

We kept riding. Still no marchers.

After a while I realized we weren’t going to find any of the “Million Muslim” marchers everyone had talked about for the past week. In fact, I didn’t really care. I was happy to be with Hannon. I was satisfied that the story isn’t about controversy or terrorism or the sadness that it brought to so many of us.  The story was about survival.

It was about hope through strength. It was about the thousands of American’s who lined up their motorcycles on the streets of Washington, D.C. It was about those bikers, some who came as far away as the West Coast, to let the rest of the country know that they will never forget. Hannon and I decided to grab some lunch. Getting to ride his Harley, which he named Vanessa, was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.. continued here:

sara carter on a bike

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Don Surber: Ron Paul is Despicable

He is lucky we outlawed dueling, because I am pretty sure that given the opportunity, Dick Cheney would indeed issue such a challenge.

~Don Surber

By Gary P Jackson

Just about the time you wrap your head around the thinking that Ron Paul does indeed have a redeeming characteristic, or two, reality slaps you in the face.

Ron Paul, and his rabid followers, are constantly blaming America for everything wrong in the world. He constantly blames George Bush, and others, for 9/11, rather than the actual terrorists who attacked us. In Paul’s insane little world, Bush is the root of all evil, and we all but deserved the attacks because of him. Never mind the attacks were planned and funded during the Clinton administration.

From Surber:

His weird take on the Constitution is Jacksonian and I do not mean that in a complimentary manner. Republican Congressman Ron Paul envisions a world in which the USA is neutered as she was in the 1990s. He talks as if the last 65 years without a major European war are not worth the sacrifices our nation has made over the years in standing up to communism and in standing up for democracy in Europe and elsewhere.

But even if I agreed with him, I would think of Ron Paul as a despicable human being because of this, which he said to supporters, according to CBS: “Just think of what happened after 9/11. Immediately before there was any assessment there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq.

He is lucky we outlawed dueling, because I am pretty sure that given the opportunity, Dick Cheney would indeed issue such a challenge.

Read more here.

For those reality detached Ron Paul supporters, and the Congressman himself, who think Bush and Cheney were salivating to go to war with Iraq, I remind them, leaders world wide thought Iraq was a danger. At the time, Saddam Hussein was the world’s leading sponsor of terror, paying the families of suicide bombers a reported $25,000 after an attack.

Saddam repeatedly violated an international coalition imposed no-fly zone, and was known to have weapons of mass destruction. In fact, He had used such weapons on his own people, mass murdering many in the Kurdish region with poisoned gas.

He had bluffed the world into thinking he had nuclear weapons, as a way to stop an invasion. We learned after the fact that there were a token amount of weapons, and that Saddam had his own military leaders convinced he had many nukes.

During WWII, Hitler was able to convince many of his top military people that he had many “secret war wining weapons” waiting in the wings too.

The BBC reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin warned President Bush:

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that after the 9/11 attacks Moscow warned Washington that Saddam Hussein was planning attacks on the US.
He said Russia’s secret service had information on more than one occasion that Iraq was preparing acts of terror in the US and its facilities worldwide.

Oh, and since the Alex Jones set, who also support Ron Paul, love to scream the Iraq war is somehow “illegal.” I must remind them, the Iraq war was approved by Congress, which makes it absolutely legal.

Here’s just a few people who were convinced something had to be done about Saddam Hussein:

One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.

~ President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.

~ President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.

~ Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.”

~ Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.

Letter to President Clinton, signed by democrat Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

Hussein has … chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.

~ Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism but between the free and democratic world and terrorism. We therefore here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy.

~ British Prime Minister Tony Blair Statement to the nation, September 11 2001.

There is no doubt that … Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.

Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001

Saddam Hussein’s regime is despicable, he is developing weapons of mass destruction, and we cannot leave him doing so unchecked. He is a threat to his own people and to the region and, if allowed to develop these weapons, a threat to us also.

~British Prime Minister Tony Blair

House of Commons statement on discussions with President Bush over Middle East, April 10 2002.

We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them.

~ Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

The Joint Intelligence Committee concludes that Iraq has chemical and biological weapons, that Saddam has continued to produce them, that he has existing and active military plans for the use of chemical and biological weapons, which could be activated within 45 minutes, including against his own Shia population, and that he is actively trying to acquire nuclear weapons capability.

~British Prime Minister Tony Blair

House of Commons statement on publication of dossier concerning Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction, September 24 2002.

We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.

~ Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.

~ Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.

~ Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons…

~ Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.

~ Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years … We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.

~ Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do

~ Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members … It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.

~ Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.

~ Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real…

~ Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

Of course, none of this will mean anything to the Paul supporters.

Their guy is OK with Iran having nuclear weapons, and doesn’t think they are a threat to their neighbors, including Israel. Never mind every other day is “We are going to wipe Israel off the face of the earth!” day in Iran.

Back in January of 2006 Ron Paul, on the floor of the House, was ranting, and accusing our president of wanting to phony up a “Gulf of Tonkn sort of event to engage Iran in war.

You can wear yourself out searching YouTube for more examples of Ron Paul’s stupidity. The man is absolutely crazy, and a true menace. Thankfully, he’s not seeking re-election to Congress. The sooner this nut fades away, the better,

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Never Forget

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