Sarah Palin Is A Biker. Not.

Before you are tempted to send me flames, let me mention very clearly that this is not a political post – I don’t write any in my blog – and that my statements would be the same with any politician of either side. During this Memorial Day weekend, the “Rolling Thunder” brings street closures, sound of motorcycles to Washington. The non-profit group’s mission is to draw attention to American troops who fought in wars and are still unaccounted for. Can anyone participate? Yes, of course, riding your motorcycle or in the back. What bothers me  is when a politician turns a non-political event into one for his or her own interest.

Why do I say this? Because I know for sure that media were warned in advance that Sarah Palin will show up at a specific time at the Pentagon, “clad in black leather and black helmet and sunglasses to ride (?) a Harley with tens of thousand vets, a unique photo opportunity…” First, she doesn’t know how to ride. Second I don’t like calculated demagogic statements like “I love that smell of the emissions!” especially when no other public statements were made about the event itself and our vets.

Of course, we are in a political season when Sarah Palin like many other politicians is having something to promote, in her case a “One Nation Bus Tour” starting next week, a movie next month and of course answering questions of journalists impatient to know if she has decided on a presidential run. My opinion is that when you are a celebrity it’s easy to participate to such a non-political event like “Rolling Thunder” remaining almost anonymous (thanks to wearing a helmet and dark sunglasses.) All the rest is distraction.

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108 Responses to “Sarah Palin Is A Biker. Not.”


  1. 1 Boss Hawg May 30th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    She is a wash out…Needs to back to Alaska.

    Nuff said.

    Boss Hawg

  2. 2 Todd8080 May 30th, 2011 at 10:20 am
  3. 3 D K May 30th, 2011 at 10:43 am

    She is not running for President. She is running to replace Oprah. That is where she belongs. On a talk show with other loud mouthed celebrities.

  4. 4 Nathan May 30th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Re. Matt
    She is in a rally that bikers are heavily featured, so the subject matter is very much in tune with this blog. This stunt of hers has been in the news elsewhere, on mainstream media , so Cyril featuring here does nothing to meaningfully advertise her political outing.

    If Cyril was being hypocritical, he would post subject matter that is essentially political and has nothing to do with bikes and bikers, which is not the case here.

    Next time keep your butthurt feelings to yourself lest you look foolish in your arguments.

  5. 5 Kirk Perry May 30th, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Last year we developed a (parallel) New Republican Party, named the GNP (grand new party) to watch over the malingering, no-leader in sight, and hound dog tired GOP.
    Our first GNP project is to convince Sarah to have OUT PATIENT throat surgery to lower her voice pitch, by at least one (1) octave.
    Have you EVER waken in the early-morning, turned on the tube, to be instantly assaulted by Sarah Palin’s screeching, fish-mongering, fingernails-nails-on-chalkboard whin? It’s put me off my breakfast more than once.
    Think for a moment- and if you extrapolate-on-out the wide ranging effects of the world population being forced to listen her voice on the air, every-single-day-of-the-frickin’-year…….. yeah, that’s right….. mass rankling and social unrest, and no one will really know where it’s coming from – until now.

    We at the GNP feel that a “shot” of Sarah in the morning is not the way to begin a productive day.

    The GOP has been delegated the responsibility for letting Ms. Palin know that her voice is deathly annoying. Please don’t make us suffer from now until November 2012. And we don’t give a stinking snit about her family.

    To Sarah’s handlers:
    Vocal chord laser surgery is available on an outpatient basis. Everyone will like her more over the long run. Think it over. Think of us.

  6. 6 jsdiamond May 30th, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Given a choice between Sarah and the pigs from Animal Farm, I’ll take Sarah.

  7. 7 Vlad May 30th, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Nancy Regg, the group’s spokesman says Sarah Palin was invited by Rolling Thunder. Sarah Palin was never invited to speak at the event, only ride with the group. “If she wants to support the troops, we’re all for it,” said Greg Benson, president of Rhode Island’s Rolling Thunder chapter.
    “I certainly welcome any positive publicity surrounding our cause, anything to bring attention to POWs and MIAs,” said Jeffrey Stewart.

  8. 8 MetalArts May 30th, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Palin apparently didn’t mention politics as she visited with the crowd. Whether she’s washed up or preparing to help this country get back on track seems to be a very hot topic and every one has an opinion. If you’re a politician or celebrity you have to get you name in front of the crowds and in the media… right Cyril?

  9. 9 Georgia Red Dirt May 30th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I see this site is no different than CNBC. There were people posting about her wearing a half helmet and not promoting motorcycle safety. I see a good looking woman that believes in the first amendment and promotes people pulling there own weight. If Obama was qualified she damn sure is to be president. I bet you would not see other members of the social elite from the beltway at this event. Now people judge her for the way her voice is. I think we are born the way we talk. The message means more to me than her voice pitch. Obama is a good speaker however look what he is saying. Replace Oprah??? I think she represents the wrong side of the isle. Think she was one of Obamas main supporters. She is washed out ? Go back to Alaska? Whens the last time you had something looking this good on back of your Harley? If media attention is what this event was wanting it sure got it. Roll Hard Sarah!! By the way the next time you are putting ethonol in your Harley at $4.50 a gallon, she is for Drilling

  10. 10 Unkl Ian May 30th, 2011 at 11:27 am

    She wants attention; like many other celebrities.

  11. 11 ray c wheeler May 30th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Hello Russia!
    Can you see me now?

  12. 12 Anthony May 30th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    She is in it (politics) only for the money. Just a party crasher. The greatest mistake of McCain is Palin. She is also the best gift to the Democrats. At one point she will have to accept answering all journalists’ questions. She is a liability for the Republicans. Don’t know how to get rid of her.

  13. 13 Richard May 30th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Kirk, Yea…her voice is very disturbing. However, I find her lack of intelligence and veracity most offensive. She is for sarah and not really interested in the good of the country. I really believe she is unpatriotic.

  14. 14 Jensen May 30th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Knowing Cyril he would have written the same thing about any democrat. I hate demagogues, too.

  15. 15 1550tc May 30th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    DK might be a bad idea replacing oprah…………Palin just aint that smart…….in all respect to her i feel she did get used abused and put to the curb by some members of her party.

    Like i said from her new house’s in AZ deck she can now see mexico !!! so she is qualified to run again i recon 🙂

  16. 16 Larry May 30th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Palin is a redneck disguised as an attractive woman…until she starts talking.

  17. 17 Ronnie May 30th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Her reality show was canceled. Politicians should cancel her. I think they did already.

  18. 18 Jerry Pacsal May 30th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Difficult to manipulate bikers. I just read that on Sunday she heard a few go home, bitch! Bad for her self-esteem.

  19. 19 Donnie May 30th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I think that the Rufino Chopper article under this one deserves more comments than Palin!

  20. 20 Knucklehead May 30th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I would be honored to one day have the chance to go to this event. As anyone one of us would. I will not condem the woman for going. Anymore than Obama in Joplin talking to the people like he’s stumping for 2012 As he did.

  21. 21 Walt Lumpkin May 30th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    As long as Sarah or any other politician does not speak at Rolling Thunder the attention they draw to the ride by participating is priceless.

    Anthony: McCain was a liability for the GOP and conservatives. A RINO if there ever was one.
    Richard: I suppose the Harvard educated community organizer who has never had a real job,
    who thinks we have 57 states and can’t give a simple talk without a teleprompter is
    more qualified.
    To the Naysayers: I’d rather have her watching my back than any of the other politicians with
    go along to get along attitudes and no principles. At least she can shoot more than
    just her mouth.

    With that said her voice is annoying. Just saying.

  22. 22 J. Preston May 30th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Egomaniac lady. It was not a political event where to do politics. She could ride but was prevented to use it as a free easy political stage. It’s the job of a President to support people who are victims of a disaster. You can compare, Knucklehead.

  23. 23 Nobody May 30th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    People like this need to be thumped in the head w/ a 2×4 and tossed off a bridge. Dman sods are like cocroaches.. invading every wherethe can crawl..

  24. 24 Shifter May 30th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Poor lady riding the bike. Nobody talking of her. Who she is Cyril?

  25. 25 MotoLady May 30th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    She came because she loves the smell of emissions? Hmmmm.

  26. 26 MotoLady May 30th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    One day we will have a lady President. I am for it. But not her.

  27. 27 Walt Lumpkin May 30th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    J.Preston: You are incorrect on two accounts. The ride is political because the original purpose was to get the politicians to act responsibly and forcefully to get our MIA/POWs returned to US.

    Second it is NOT the job of the President to “support people who are victims of a disaster”. It is the job of local and state officials to be the first responders to any natural disaster. The federal gov’t is prohibited by law from sending assistance until asked by a state’s governor.

    If you think Sarah is an egomaniac apparently you have never associated with politicians on any level. After their first term most of them have their heads so far up their collective butts they can only see daylight if you shine a maglite down their throat.

  28. 28 Drama Sarah May 30th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    From her new luxurious home in Scottsdale she can see Mexico but not the end of her political career. Commentator at Fox, at best.

  29. 29 Henry May 30th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Walt Lumpkin. You are wrong on both points. You are a little bit confused. 1- When citizens, not a party, try to attract attention of politicians on a cause it’s not a political act. 2- Assistance is a humanitarian and financial gesture, not a political act.

  30. 30 Brandon May 30th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Bravo Cyril for saying it the way it is.

  31. 31 1550tc May 30th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Cyril

    You should have called this blog

    Sarah Palin Is A Piker.YES!!!.

    she is the true definition of a PIKER

    Someone who can’t make it big; an amateur, or
    a complete fool, lacking any awareness or motivation.

  32. 32 1550tc May 30th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    She looks pretty good in her movie debut

    Who’s Nailin’ Paylin

  33. 33 Woody May 30th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    No different than any other politician clogging up a nice picnic, nor any more offensive than an electric motorcycle story. It’s all good, Cyril If we don’t like it we can always go read some lame blog elsewhere instead of a good one here 🙂

  34. 34 Brandon May 30th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Woody. Palin tried to take the stage of a non political event to which she was not invited. Nothing comparable with a politician memorial day picnic.

  35. 35 Woody May 30th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Brandon, I’m not defending her (I think she’s a clown), but I truly don’t see any difference. Politicians have and will always descend on large crowds and public events to press the flesh, kiss babies, and generally be transparent assholes. BTW- When did Rolling Thunder start requiring invitations?

  36. 36 Brandon May 30th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    She can come to ride. But organizers stated that she was not invited by them to make a political speech, something she tried to do. Read. http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/41006/comment-page-1

  37. 37 Woody May 30th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    “Don’t agree” and “don’t understand” aren’t the same thing. We just don’t agree. Have a great day, ride safe 🙂

  38. 38 roscoe May 30th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Man, she looks good!

  39. 39 Vlad May 30th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    With regard to why Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair, David Letterman, and other liberal males continually go after Palin, the answer might be as easy as they secretly lust after her while also seeing her as the “girlfriend of the quarterback” they could never get in high school. Seriously, look at the “men” who belittle Palin on a regular basis. For the most part, they fit the description of “the pencil-neck geek” from high school. Are they now trying to make Palin pay for their long-ago inadequacies?

  40. 40 Vlad May 30th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    …at least she knows how many states there are in the USA, unlike the idiot in the white house now.

  41. 41 bigitch May 30th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    she is known in alaska as the “first quitter”. when she lived there she would say she could see russia from her house , but now that she is in arizona she says she can se money from her house.

  42. 42 Drake May 30th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    It’s the problem. She looks good but is stupid.

  43. 43 Hamilton May 30th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Somebody going to support Palin? NO.

  44. 44 J. Branson May 30th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Old republican guard wants her to go away. It’s going to happen very fast if she runs because she will have to talk. And we will laugh.

  45. 45 TodT May 30th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I’ve got more respect for the babe driving……

  46. 46 chicagojohn May 30th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Sarah is just going for a putt and enjoying herself. But I love the way she get the libs all bent out of shape!

  47. 47 DJ May 30th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    When did all you so called “bikers” get so left wing. Everything the left is for, is 180 degrees out from everything that being a biker is about. I realize that we are now divided as “bikers” and “bike owners” but the one thing both are supposed to have in common is liberty. The number one ideal targeted by the left. You all are saying all kinds of stuff about Sarah, but not ONE factual word to support an argument. C’mon guys and gals.. Come up with something other then rhettoric and generic hate and discontent. I am not saying I am for or against her.. Just curious what you people actually know(I can only guess based on 90% of your other posts)

  48. 48 Warrior Poet May 30th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Wow. Again the pundits are out in full force. I wonder why none of you have been hired by the networks yet. Look into WHY Palin left the governorship. She’s no quitter. As for who’s a “biker” and who’s not – puh leeze. I’m tired of the same old rhetoric. Was Patton not a tanker because he didn’t know how to disassemble a radial engine? Hang on to what little you have in your lives that keeps you going. Don’t ridicule others because they do, and will continue to things you never will.

  49. 49 Rex J Covington May 30th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Cyril, Vlad, Georgia Red Dirt, Knucklehead, Walt Lumpkin, chicagojohn, & DJ, I agree with you guys! And let s keep the hate somewhere else.

  50. 50 chopperfreak29 May 30th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    DJ – Dude…. Bikers are about liberty?? And here I was thinking they were about bikes! Silly me! Personally, I’m a biker who has the liberty to be safe in the knowledge that his socialized health care(that I pay for with my taxes) will take care of me if I ever get messed up. By the way, if you want to ask people to stop spouting rhetoric, then you should probably watch what you’re saying. Explain to me how liberty is the number one ideal targeted by the left. Please. I noticed how you didn’t cite anything to back that up. Sounds to me like………Rhetoric.

  51. 51 Woody May 30th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    DJ, please don’t assume because I called Palin a clown that I’m a liberal. I’m about as conservative as it gets. About the only liberal notion I subscribe to would be single payer healthcare or a program similar to Canada or UK and that’s because I have learned I’ll always be paying for the poor’s healthcare along with my own insurance. A major reason Obama is President is thanks to Palin. If she is the future then you can make bank on 4 more years of Obamination.

  52. 52 Georgia Red Dirt May 30th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    chopperfreak29 DJ – Dude…. Bikers are about liberty?? And here I was thinking they were about bikes! Silly me! Personally, I’m a biker who has the liberty to be safe in the knowledge that his socialized health care(that I pay for with my taxes) will take care of me if I ever get messed up.

    This is what is wrong with this country. You wreck your bike and now it is the goverments responsibility to take care of you. If you can’t afford insurance sell your bike,get rid of that cell phone and internet service. Pay for your own insurance. I have never read so many coma spiices, mispelled words and sentence fragments calling Sarah stupid.

  53. 53 David May 30th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Sarah is a great celebrity….if she drew attention to the event isnt that great maybe a few more people noticed and thought about it.
    If you want to get down on celeb’s what about all those that raised money for Haiti and now its nowhere to be found…even Clinton and Bush have no idea where the money is……and everyones names are attached to it…..I say leave our money at home where we can help our own.

  54. 54 Grey Beard May 30th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I like Sarah, she’s straight forward and tells it like it is. If she runs for prez, I’d vote for her. She’d be much better then the one we have in the WH now.

  55. 55 zyon May 31st, 2011 at 5:26 am

    At least she isnt on a golf course or filling out her BB brackets while our country goes to hell!

  56. 56 Mike Greenwald May 31st, 2011 at 6:36 am

    It seems disingenuous of the media that has covered this event to not mention Bowe Bergdahl. The legislators and all the smarmy pundits avoid any utterance of this name.

  57. 57 Wiz May 31st, 2011 at 6:53 am

    With all the rest of the clowns in political offices screwing us, she’s one I wouldn’t mind giving it back to! If ya know what I mean! Wiz

  58. 58 Rick Lossner May 31st, 2011 at 6:59 am

    She can ride on the back of my bike anytime / anywhere. Michele Obama : NEVER

  59. 59 GuitarSlinger May 31st, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Sarah Palin

    She’s not a Biker

    She’s not a politician

    She’s sure as heck not an intellectual

    What she is , is a persistent WT pain in the ______ that like a bad wart will not go away in spite of the extensive damage she’s done to Alaska , her City and County and the US .

    So remember folks . Come 2012 ;

    Vote for Palin and You’ll be Ailin

    ( funny how its the poor and lower middle class who’s lives Palin is most intent on ruining that support her )

  60. 60 Calif Phil May 31st, 2011 at 7:37 am

    I like Sarah, she’s straight forward and tells it like it is. If she runs for prez, I’d vote for her. She’d be much better then the one we have in the WH now.

    Exactly! What was our President doing on Memorial day. Golfing.

  61. 61 Boomer May 31st, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Good for Sarah bringing more attention the Rolling Thunder event. I only wish more celebrities and politicians would participate to bring even more attention to it.

    I’d really like to see former state Senator Dave Zien (R-Eau Claire), among others, there and involved with promoting the event. He is the only true biker politician we’ve ever had that I know of. I hope he has gotten a trike together since his crash where he lost a leg.

  62. 62 Georgia Red Dirt May 31st, 2011 at 8:27 am

    ( funny how its the poor and lower middle class who’s lives Palin is most intent on ruining that support her )

    What she is , is a persistent WT pain in the ______ that like a bad wart will not go away in spite of the extensive damage she’s done to Alaska , her City and County and the US GuitarSlinger

    The first statement if I understand it (very hard) is a throw to the middle class and poor. The poor would never vote for her due to the entitlements. The extensive damage she has done to Alaska, City,County,US and most important, you. It is easy to make fictional statements at someone elses expense.

  63. 63 pabstbluerigid May 31st, 2011 at 8:34 am

    she didn’t “speak politically.”

    it is an open event, anyone/everyone who wants to may participate.

    “silver lining” – as a result of her participation, how many more “MILLIONS OF PEOPLE” around the GLOBE now know of this run…as well are re-igniting interest/exposing the issues facing Veterans and the whole POW/MIA debacle.

    love her, hate her, whatever. she’s like herpes or Al Sharpton…always around, can’t get rid of em.’

    at a time when motorcycle sales could be better/need a boost, great to see her on a Harley too!

    she “could’ve” said she loves the smell of the leather, the oil, the roar of the motor…but AS STATED EARLIER…she is NOT a biker.

    jus sayin…my .02

  64. 64 mycoxafloppin May 31st, 2011 at 9:03 am

    No bikers here, all we have is political talk and
    nobody has mentioned that Sarah’s riding
    back seat on a cool CVO Ultra and the gal
    driving it has great hooters….

  65. 65 Walt Lumpkin May 31st, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Henry you seem to be the one that is confused.

    By the act of trying to influence a politician to vote for your cause is by definition political.

    Assistance is humanitarian when you and I personally help with money and/or labor. It is political when the government is asked to help. That’s why they call those that make the decisions of how much, when and where it will be applied politicians.

  66. 66 Sugar Bear May 31st, 2011 at 11:49 am

    No wedding ring???????????????

  67. 67 Zed May 31st, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    “Run Sarah, RUN!!” You’ll help finish the implosion of the GOP, which will be good for the entire country in 2016 and beyond…

    At that time, voters will dictate that FEDERAL politics/issues will be decided on a moderately, the way they should be considering the Majority rules. The majority are just right and left of center, depending on the topic. STATES will continue to govern liberally or conservatively they way each state desires.

    That sounds more in-line with the original Constitution. We’ll get more compromises accomplished federally, while living within our own chosen states.

  68. 68 Kirk Perry May 31st, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    The topic is politics. Rarely do we get a chance to have a civil conversation about politics or choice of motor oil.
    There is really only one person fit to lead the republican or any party, but his family wants him back.
    Our loss.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Robert-Gates/103097976396658

  69. 69 shotgunshock May 31st, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    PALIN 2012

  70. 70 Delski May 31st, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    GOP

    Gonna Oppress the Poor

  71. 71 Delski May 31st, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    She is too dumb to have her own show

    But would be a nice addition to the View

  72. 72 Lefttenant May 31st, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    “Stealing Thunder” comes to mind.
    The VIP’s are are chiseled in stone.

  73. 73 Walt Lumpkin May 31st, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Sugar Bear: I thought I was the only that noticed.

  74. 74 Vin May 31st, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Hey Cyril, you sure have alot to say about Sarah. It’s funny that you say it’s not a political post.

  75. 75 Cyril Huze May 31st, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Vin. Not much. But more than on the St Joseph News Live. 🙂

  76. 76 Vin May 31st, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I think you should keep your political comments to yourself. I’ll unsubscribe myself from your blog.

  77. 77 Jeff Nicklus May 31st, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    VIN,

    Sure going to miss you! Now don’t let the door hit you in the ass.

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  78. 78 shotgunshock May 31st, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Woody
    May 30th, 2011 at 10:18 pm
    DJ, please don’t assume because I called Palin a clown that I’m a liberal. I’m about as conservative as it gets. About the only liberal notion I subscribe to would be single payer healthcare
    With conservitives like this who needs communists, socialists, liberals,Obamites?

  79. 79 DJ May 31st, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I have to agree with Vin.. Polotics is a huge part of my daily life.. I come here to get away from it, and there it is again. Lets stick to industry news, thats what I am here for anyway.

  80. 80 Tobby May 31st, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    The FACT is that Palin DID detract from the event. None of the special events were meaningfully covered on TV; the Vietnam War Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the candlelight vigil, Secretary Gate’s speech (not even on Fox!). There was very brief video as the news quickly focused on Palin. Palin knew the press would follow her an her bus around. Regardless of one’s political persuasion, her self-serving actions were disgusting. Just ask the organizers.

  81. 81 Jeff Nicklus May 31st, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Toby,

    While she may have been a distraction, at least on the surface, I would be willing to bet that because she was there many more people around the world know of this event than previously. Just look at the responses here on the blog …. she is a hot topic know matter whether you love or hate her.

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  82. 82 Harry May 31st, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    It didn’t bring any attention to Rolling Thunder. All TV reports and written articles I saw were about her and her tour bus. So, I agree with Cyril. It was an unnecessary distraction. Bikers were indifferent or furious, but never happy about her presence. She was insulted and didn’t stay long when she realized she could not take the stage and reach her objective of taking advantage of the crowd present at the event. She was there for herself. She’s in politics for money, not to progress as a politician. She’s a reality (scripted) show by herself. Nobody learned about Rolling Thunder because of Palin. She doesn’t care. She cares about the money she makes to pay her marble floor house in Scottsdale and her next female toys. (did I type female toys?)

  83. 83 Sugar Bear May 31st, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    ” I love that smell of emissions”………… Cyril, I can only hope the EPA doesn’t pay any attention to her remarks, the industry has enough problems without those kinds of statements.

  84. 84 Arie May 31st, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Exactly Suger Bear. She’s an idiot. She thought that statment would make her popular in our eyes. Diesel trucks produce emmissions. So does a cows asshole. Does she like those smells?

  85. 85 Woody May 31st, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Shotgun, I pay for my own health insurance. Somehow I still have to pay for the unensured’s care also with higher premiums & taxes. Rhetoric aside, I’m open to suggestions. Seems the only people happy with healthcare in this country are visting Canadians those on Medicare 😉

  86. 86 Woody May 31st, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Hmm, ah gots typer problemzz, let’s try that again-
    Shotgun, I pay for my own health insurance. Somehow I still have to pay for the uninsured’s care also with higher premiums & taxes. Rhetoric aside, I’m open to suggestions. Seems the only people happy with healthcare in this country are visting Canadians and those on Medicare 😉

  87. 87 Zed May 31st, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Not much would annoy the person this topic is about more than to be referred to as only “the former politician from Alaska”. She is irrelevant even with the damage she has done to GOP politics.

    The deer in the headlight look on the face of the “former politician from Alaska” when asked questions by Katie Couric is ETCHED into American history. No amount of squealing and posing from the “former politician from Alaska” will change that mindset. Ever.

  88. 88 shotgunshock May 31st, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Woody
    May 31st, 2011 at 9:27 pm
    Shotgun, I pay for my own health insurance. Somehow I still have to pay for the uninsured’s care also with higher premiums & taxes. Rhetoric aside
    Its not rhetoric, if your answer to the high health care cost is a one payer system, you are by definition a Marxist, from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.

  89. 89 Woody May 31st, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    OK, I’ll just keep hanging from my ankles getting shook, no sense trying anything different.

  90. 90 Grey Beard May 31st, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Wonder what the responses would be if the title read, Sarah Palins bus stops to visit the Teutels.

  91. 91 nicker May 31st, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    RE:
    “…. I’m about as conservative as it gets. About the only liberal notion I subscribe to would be single payer healthcare…”

    Say What…??!!

    -nicker-

  92. 92 CA WEST Jun 1st, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Sarah Palin+GOP= AMERICAN!!

  93. 93 wheresthebeef Jun 1st, 2011 at 8:55 am

    RE:
    “…. I’m about as conservative as it gets. About the only liberal notion I subscribe to would be single payer healthcare…”

    Say What…??!!

    the borders to Canada are open, you are free to leave the country and
    move to one that has the freebee’s you desire…

  94. 94 Paul Jun 1st, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I’m with you, DJ. Boy, those new Ed Hardy helmets sure are ugly, ha ha!

  95. 95 Rick Fairless Jun 1st, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Here’s what I think about politics…………………..EIEIO
    RF

  96. 96 Delski Jun 1st, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Awesome rick !

  97. 97 Woody Jun 1st, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Hey where’s the beef, I’m not looking for freebies. I’ve paid my way all my life. I’ve also paid a lot of other’s. Everybody agree with the previous statement that ” each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs, is Marxist?” (I sure do) Let’s look at the current healthcare system, even before Obama and Pelosi made it worse; If you don’t have any money and show up at the ER they have to treat you. They simply rasie the prices to cover your unpaid bill. Other people will be paying for you. My insurance goes up $100/mo 3 years in a row. Since I work, I have to pay. What was that about “each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs”? Sounds like the current system to me. If I hadn’t paid my mortgage every month, I would have lost my house. If I refuse to work, I can get a subsidized apartment. What was that about “each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs”? Sounds like the current system to me. I called some of the previous stuff rhetoric because it’s great to brag about free enterprise and act like we’re capitalists, but if you are successful, you are the only one pulling the plow, baby. I was born in 1955, right about the time they started dismantling the country we still pretend we are. Social Security, Freddie & Fanny, sound like freedom to anyone? Ponzi schemes & welfare. All I’m saying is I accept the fact we’re already where some people only think we’re heading, and I’m looking for ways to get everybody to kick in SOMETHING. I notice many folks who paid no income taxes can still get refunds. What was that about “each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs”? Sounds like the current system to me. Rag on me all you want, comrades-but look in the mirror first ’cause you’re in the same trench I am.

  98. 98 nicker Jun 1st, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    To all those yammering for “Government Benefits”
    (and that includes medical care, which by the way isn’t a “Right”)
    get a job, save your money, and then spend it as you see fit.
    Don’t go looking in my wallet when ya run out.

    A US National Medical System may well emerge from the current mess.
    But it will end up being the biggest single employers in the US.
    (and it will deliver the single biggest block of votes to the politicians)

    Government employees are now among the highest paid in the country, as opposed to the lowest paid when i first got hired.
    Once in place, a Government System, no matter how badly it is run (it will be like the DMV on steroids), will be next to impossible to dismantle.

    If this legislation goes through it will do to US small business and the middle-class what LBJ’s “Great Society” did to the inner city poor. And what it doesn’t take care of…… BO’s Marxist henchmen and policies will.

    Thomas Jefferson said: “…The natural progress of things is for Liberty to YIELD and Government to GAIN ground…”
    It’s the reasons or Constitution is structured as it is. An attempt to limit the centralization of power.

    But now, unable to change the Constitution, the Populists are simply ignoring it. Because nanny-state “Change” is what the clueless masses wanted…….. Obama-change they may wel get.

    One of the reasons why Louisiana (under Huey Long) didn’t become the greatest state in the union, is simply because “every man [can’t be] a King” ………… well that, and the fact that Huey “The Kingfish” was one of the most corrupt Governors in the country. Is it any coincidence that Huey was LBJ’s role model???

    When an equal share of the “entire pie” becomes everyone’s inalienable right, then everyone will go hungry.
    If the people on the deck of the Titanic could sue those in the lifeboats, under the equal protection clause, all would have drowned.
    There are some basic Malthusian laws of nature that simply defy Utopia.

    The Lion King doesn’t look on Bamby and Thumper as anything more than Lunch……….. Period!
    And that’s exactly how those we’ve put into power look at us.

    Asking them to take care of us is like asking the fox to guard the hen house. He will………. with a vengeance.

    The term “Village Idiot” is derived from the European social model. Note that the term is singular. Where it may take “a village” to sustain an idiot, that village will only put up with one. Should any more occur, that process is typically stopped at it’s source.

    America’s problem appears to be an ever increasing population of inept, all demanding “outcome equality” and a population of power brokers pandering to that constituency.

    Only a nation of people who are “capable” can remain free….. and they do so in the absence of outcome-equality.

    Nature has no kinder, gentler flavors…… The paradox??? …… Nature is quintessentially “Green”….You and me too……….. 🙂

    -nicker-

  99. 99 NutCracker Jun 1st, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    ‘sure love the smell of those emissions’ – you betcha wink-wink.
    she smells like massengill to me

  100. 100 brock275 Jun 1st, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Your sentence, “The non-profit group’s mission is to draw attention to American troops who fought in wars and are still accounted for. ”

    Believe you mean “… unaccounted for.”

    As for the group’s missioin, I feel there are many participants who participate for other reasons.

    Just sayin’

    I’m retired military and think it’s a great event that shouldn’t be politicized or claimed as an event only for “real bikers.”

  101. 101 Billy Jun 2nd, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Sarah is a sell out to us in Alaska she is nothing but a media hound she will do anything for fame and I ask her where is the gas pipe line you promised us here in Alaska I am glad she moving to AZ good riddance to you and the mockery you made for Alaska.

  102. 102 live2rideaglide Jun 2nd, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I find that I rarely disagree with you, for the most part because you rarely express an opinion on any of your posts, one way or another. You always do a good job of being journalistically neutral when you present an issue , product or feature a bike that someone has built. I am not a Sarah Palin supporter or a hater as it seems many who have responded are. You and several others present some valid points about the situation but I want to share my views on the ride and Sarah’s participation in it. I rode this past Sunday because ,first of all I wanted to express my appreciation to our vets and support the cause of POW’S and MIA’S. I also rode because I like the bikes and meeting the bikers who for the most part are there for the same reason. I am under the impression that anyone is free to ride in front or behind and I met many people who ” did not persay ride ” but were there nonetheless. My question to all other perfect politicians out there that serve at our discretion is , WHY WERE YOU NOT THERE? Why were they not there going through the rows shaking hands and telling vets, thank you like I did? Whether we agree with her politics or not or liked her reality show or not, to me is irrelevant. As far as I know we still live in a free country and she had the right to assemble there like anyone else . The fact that most main stream media ignores the ride for the most part is old news , historically they have never been that supportive. As far as the riders unappreciation of her appearance there, it was so unpopular that I could not get within 200 yards of her.
    I don’t know her heart nor do you , but she was free to be there and ride, God bless America.

  103. 103 imhavinfunow Jun 5th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Sadly, our rebublican party can only produce celebrities like Palin, who should have never left Alaska in my opinion. It scares the hell outta me what 4 more years of the great orator will bring to our Country. God Bless our troops and all those who have fought for our freedom. I hope their efforts do not go down in vain. God Bless America!

  104. 104 TPEvans Jun 6th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    She has an affinity for bikes and has been pictured many time before in the presence of such. But, such is the nature of motorcyclists that they do protest heavily a politician that likes bikes, while voting in those that either don’t care or wish to severely negetively impact motorcycling.

    According to my “who is the biggest PITA meter to Democrats” Mrs. Palin scores the highest. The Democrats will tell you whom they are most afraid of – and right now they seek to destroy all about this woman and her family.

    Unfortunately, so many minds have been influenced by these repeated vicious attacks, they can’t see their way clear to an independently formed conclusion.

    I do the way she is completely able to manipulate the media. Man – when she says frog – you see a lot of breck guys and girls jumping.

    Speaking of Breck guys, I wonder if John Edwards even knows which end is the business end of a .308.

    Sarah does.

  105. 105 Darryl Jun 6th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I think I remember hearing something about even bad publicity is still publicity.

    OK, Ms Sarah shows up and you say she has an agenda. DUH! What politician doesn’t? Well accept it as is. Like, don’t like her, that’s everyones choice. But at least it brought more attention to the Roling Thunder event….

  106. 106 Jude McKeon Jun 7th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Great photos of Palin riding. Heard when she gets to SF she’ll rided in the Gay Pride parade with the Dykes on Bikes. Cool.

  107. 107 Bigwoody Jun 9th, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Better her than a scumbag like Newt Gingrich.
    He divorced a local girl from this area when she was dying with cancer.
    Sounds like John Edwards

  108. 108 Taco Jun 30th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    She is as much a Harley rider as the poser execs running the MC now!

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