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Biden Rejects Permit for Annual POW-MIA Motorcycle Ride
breitbart ^ | 3 May 2021 | KYLE MORRIS

Posted on 05/04/2021 5:32:51 AM PDT by MarvinStinson

Under President Biden’s leadership, the Pentagon rejected a permit for the annual Rolling to Remember motorcycle ride held in Washington, DC, each Memorial Day to honor POW/MIA veterans.

The event is organized by AMVETS, a veterans group, which submitted permit requests and petitions for the event to multiple federal agencies. According to Rep. Darrell Issa, “AMVETS received approval from the Department of Transportation, the Department of Interior, and multiple other state and local authorities.”

Originally, the Pentagon granted a permit to AMVETS for the event in March, however it was later rescinded without explanation.

“There are no options with as much space and convenient routes to the memorials, meaning it will be more difficult, disruptive, and expensive than if the Pentagon parking lots were available,” said Joe Chenelly, national executive director of AMVETS. “The Pentagon wouldn’t have a conversation with us to share their concerns and give us the chance to address them before deciding to refuse our application.”

In past years, the Rolling to Remember motorcycle ride, formerly known as Rolling Thunder, used the Pentagon parking lot as the pre-ride staging area.

“The biggest disappointment was that AMVETS was ignored for months as its professional staff in Washington requested numerous times an opportunity to hear the Defense Department’s concerns and present a [coronavirus] safety plan,” said Jan Brown, the national commander of AMVETS.

“The Biden Administration is making a terrible mistake by blocking a veteran’s charity from use of the Pentagon parking lot for the Rolling to Remember POW/MIA remembrance motorcycle ride,” Issa said. “This last-minute rejection, a first of its kind in more than 30 years, leaves patriotic veterans without a safe alternative.”

Issa concluded. “Politics is denying veterans the opportunity to honor their fallen comrades.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: amvets; biden; bikers; memorialday; powmia; rollingthunder; searchmarv; veterans; vets
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“Leading up to the decision, the Pentagon refused to talk with event organizers,” Issa added. “They refused to respond to Congress about this topic. And now they are claiming COVID as an excuse.”
1 posted on 05/04/2021 5:32:51 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: MarvinStinson

Commies don’t like veterans.


2 posted on 05/04/2021 5:33:37 AM PDT by MarvinStinson ( )
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To: MarvinStinson

Man up now or man up later but man up you will... or live on your knees. Just do it, have the damn rally.


3 posted on 05/04/2021 5:35:44 AM PDT by TalBlack (We have a Christian duty and a patriotic duty. God help us.)
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4 posted on 05/04/2021 5:35:55 AM PDT by MarvinStinson ( )
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To: MarvinStinson

BASTARD!........................


5 posted on 05/04/2021 5:39:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven.....................)
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To: TalBlack

Yep, and clog up every damn artery into, and out of, that God forsaken city, creating the biggest damned log jam of bikes they can.


6 posted on 05/04/2021 5:39:46 AM PDT by Mathews (It's all gravy, baby!)
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To: MarvinStinson

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2522234/posts
Obama Snubs Vietnam Vets of Rolling Thunder
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, had become a traditional meeting at the White House between Rolling Thunder and the administration.

Last year, after initially rebuffing the veterans group, the Obama administration invited Rolling Thunder at the last minute for a low-key meeting that Obama dropped in on.

Even though Obama toyed with them, Rolling Thunder released a gracious statement praising Obama and his wife for their attention given to veterans and military families.

This year, according to Jennifer Harper’s Inside the Beltway column at the Washington Times, the Obama White House has frozen out Rolling Thunder completely. No meeting with staffers, no sit down with Vice President Joe Biden who is remaining in Washington, no nothing.


The Washington Times - Friday, May 22, 2009
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/may/22/rolling-thunder-not-expecting-obama-greeting/

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 call in recent days revealed that the White House would do something.


7 posted on 05/04/2021 5:41:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Lean on Joe Biden to follow Donald Trump's example and donate his annual salary to charity. )
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To: MarvinStinson

A Black Leftist white hating CCP operative in
charge now of the pentagon .
thank your gop senators fir the evil on charge now destroying the military .


8 posted on 05/04/2021 5:46:11 AM PDT by ncalburt (Gop DC Globalists is )
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Put Kamala in charge. That will ensure nothing gets done......


9 posted on 05/04/2021 5:49:06 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress )
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To: Red Badger

“BASTARD!........................”

Cowardly Bastard!


10 posted on 05/04/2021 5:49:49 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Keep the Faith. Everything happens for a reason.)
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To: MarvinStinson

Milley the Marxist Minion


11 posted on 05/04/2021 5:52:42 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach John Roberts for corruption. SOROS IS "SPARTACUS" BOOKER'S LANISTA.)
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To: MarvinStinson

Maybe they’re afraid of a large number of former military people that close to the White House complex. Remember the fence? They’re afraid of an uprising.


12 posted on 05/04/2021 5:54:08 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: MarvinStinson

If we ever have any honest elections again…THIS will cost a lot of votes! 😊


13 posted on 05/04/2021 6:01:02 AM PDT by SMARTY ( "Force always attracts men of low morality. " Albert Einstein)
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To: MarvinStinson

We don’t need no stinkin’ permit!


14 posted on 05/04/2021 6:05:52 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (Rigged Elections have Consequences)
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To: TalBlack

“Man up now or man up later but man up you will... or live on your knees. Just do it, have the damn rally.”
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JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 05/04/2021 6:08:10 AM PDT by bantam
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To: TalBlack
"Just do it, have the damn rally."

That's a rog... do it anyway. Screw the Marxists and their permits.

Civil disobedience, at every opportunity. It's become the order of the day.

16 posted on 05/04/2021 6:11:28 AM PDT by Joe Brower ("Might we not live in a nobler dream than this?" -- John Ruskin)
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To: ncalburt

Yeah, after almost fifty years as a registered Republican, I dropped it a few days after January 6th.

As for the permit, just as the Obidens couldn’t risk tens of thousands of Trump supporters showing up to jeer Obiden’s inauguration, they can’t allow a similiar show of support for Trump on Memorial Day.

Everything to these people, including national security, is a political calculation. I hate them all.


17 posted on 05/04/2021 6:16:58 AM PDT by Jacquerie (ArticleVBlog.com)
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To: MarvinStinson

So what. Roads are public no? Just show up and ride and ride and ride. Check out the monuments, drive round and round the capital campus and the Kreml.....I mean white house till your hearts content. No law against visiting D C ......Yet. It may soon become “The Forbidden City” but hasn’t yet.


18 posted on 05/04/2021 6:18:40 AM PDT by ping jockey (Want to make a conservative mad,him a lie.Want to make a liberal lose his mind?Tell him Truths)
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To: bantam

yepper


19 posted on 05/04/2021 6:19:19 AM PDT by ping jockey (Want to make a conservative mad,him a lie.Want to make a liberal lose his mind?Tell him Truths)
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To: Mathews
Yep, and clog up every damn artery into, and out of, that God forsaken city, creating the biggest damned log jam of bikes they can.

Do you commute from Alabama to DC?

20 posted on 05/04/2021 6:22:32 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (The avg 911 response time is 23 mins; the response time of a .357 is 1400 ft/sec)
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