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What would you change about the 4th of July parade?

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Flavius

Junction City, KS

#1 Jul 4, 2013
I would stop the profanity-laced music coming from some of the cars in the parade.

I would require all participants to make floats.

Also, what is the purpose of the guys on motorbikes? They had at least three separate entries, and offered nothing other than what we can see them do every day.
officer stank

Junction City, KS

#2 Jul 4, 2013
eliminate all vehicles, make every entry walk, no candy period, and limit it to 15 entries. oh, wait, the parade Nazi's are already steering in that direction. hooray for the parade of losers
Mr Wunder

Junction City, KS

#3 Jul 4, 2013
Get rid of the anti-worker anti-middle class dumbass republicans and their idiot cousins the teabaggers. Total Koch brothers scum like kobach and longbine and brownbutt. Nobody clapped for any of them.
George

Junction City, KS

#4 Jul 4, 2013
Mr Wunder wrote:
Get rid of the anti-worker anti-middle class dumbass republicans and their idiot cousins the teabaggers. Total Koch brothers scum like kobach and longbine and brownbutt. Nobody clapped for any of them.
Oh okay, thanks Mike.
personnas non grata

Junction City, KS

#5 Jul 4, 2013
Mr Wunder wrote:
Get rid of the anti-worker anti-middle class dumbass republicans and their idiot cousins the teabaggers. Total Koch brothers scum like kobach and longbine and brownbutt. Nobody clapped for any of them.
The parade was marred by the presence of Brownback and Kobach. Who the Hell invited them ? Why JC ? We`re probably one of the few communities where they mistakenly felt welcome. Sure , local teabaggers were probably thrilled but few others were impressed. Stay away next time , the majority doesn`t welcome you.
you can not count

Junction City, KS

#6 Jul 5, 2013
Flavius wrote:
I would stop the profanity-laced music coming from some of the cars in the parade.
I would require all participants to make floats.
Also, what is the purpose of the guys on motorbikes? They had at least three separate entries, and offered nothing other than what we can see them do every day.
four separate groups
t-bar m/c, Harley owners group, eagles, and veteran's m/c.

They are all separate groups, that is why they ride separately.
Flavius

Junction City, KS

#7 Jul 5, 2013
you can not count wrote:
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four separate groups
t-bar m/c, Harley owners group, eagles, and veteran's m/c.
They are all separate groups, that is why they ride separately.
Yeah but why do they have to have four separate entries? I guess I don't understand.
understandable

Junction City, KS

#8 Jul 5, 2013
you can not count wrote:
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four separate groups
t-bar m/c, Harley owners group, eagles, and veteran's m/c.
They are all separate groups, that is why they ride separately.
"The Men" m/c didn't show up because JC doesn't allow openly gay groups to march in their parades.
Flavius

Junction City, KS

#9 Jul 5, 2013
I mean the t-ball teams all seem to ride together ok...
le lenny

Junction City, KS

#10 Jul 5, 2013
LOL. All this butthurt must be caused by buttsecks.
boor inggg

Junction City, KS

#12 Jul 5, 2013
understandable wrote:
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"The Men" m/c didn't show up because JC doesn't allow openly gay groups to march in their parades.
They probably would have been more entertaining then the republidummys or the democridiots!
Flavius

Junction City, KS

#13 Jul 5, 2013
So are you saying that the motorbike teams have to be separated?
Carl

Junction City, KS

#14 Jul 6, 2013
I was a little offended at the blacks in the parade made up in "white face". It s both offensive and hypocritical.
Eagle Rider

Junction City, KS

#15 Jul 6, 2013
Flavius "Yeah but why do they have to have four separate entries? I guess I don't understand."

The Eagle Riders were there to represent the Fraternal Order Of Eagles. We were there to help bring recognition to our entire organization (Which, by the way, donated approx $100,000.00 last year with $60,000.00 going to our local community). The T-Baller Teams were there to bring recognition to JC Parks and Rec. If all of the Motorbike Teams were representing only one entity then it would be appropriate for them to ride together. It would be like all of the Church Groups, etc. being together. Not like we can't all get along, but you want to be out there to support your group and show support for your community. The kids (and Adults) like to see the bikes and we like to see the people there to enjoy the parade. It's not easy on the bikes or the riders being in the heat 45-60 minutes with an oil-cooled engine but, seeing just one person (big or small) smile and wave at you makes it worthwhile. Our motto at the Fraternal Order of Eagles is "PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE" and supporting our community is why we participate.
Flavius

Junction City, KS

#16 Jul 6, 2013
Eagle Rider wrote:
Flavius "Yeah but why do they have to have four separate entries? I guess I don't understand."
The Eagle Riders were there to represent the Fraternal Order Of Eagles. We were there to help bring recognition to our entire organization (Which, by the way, donated approx $100,000.00 last year with $60,000.00 going to our local community). The T-Baller Teams were there to bring recognition to JC Parks and Rec. If all of the Motorbike Teams were representing only one entity then it would be appropriate for them to ride together. It would be like all of the Church Groups, etc. being together. Not like we can't all get along, but you want to be out there to support your group and show support for your community. The kids (and Adults) like to see the bikes and we like to see the people there to enjoy the parade. It's not easy on the bikes or the riders being in the heat 45-60 minutes with an oil-cooled engine but, seeing just one person (big or small) smile and wave at you makes it worthwhile. Our motto at the Fraternal Order of Eagles is "PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE" and supporting our community is why we participate.
I'm beginning to understand a little, but I don't know what the bike teams do differently in the parade that they don't already do seven days per week.

Let's see:

They have their biker costumes on

They are revving their motorcycles up really loud for no particular reason other than to draw attention to themselves.
Explain

Junction City, KS

#17 Jul 6, 2013
What do you mean "biker costumes"?
Eagle Rider

Junction City, KS

#18 Jul 6, 2013
Sorry Flavius.
I mistook you for someone real. Didn't realize you were just another hater. Your comments give away your motives.

"I don't know what the bike teams do differently in the parade that they don't already do seven days per week."

Most of us only wish we could ride seven days a week. We have jobs and family and community activities that require most of our time.

As for our biker costumes, they're called clothes and gear. You wear clothes don't you? Our gear is for protection from the elements and safety.

You say "They are revving their motorcycles up really loud for no particular reason other than to draw attention to themselves."

You are absolutely right! Love that sound. Especially during the parade.

Now maybe you should get back to helping Katniss out with her hair and then go have you some fun. Sounds like you need it.
Flavius

Junction City, KS

#19 Jul 6, 2013
Eagle Rider wrote:
Sorry Flavius.
I mistook you for someone real. Didn't realize you were just another hater. Your comments give away your motives.
"I don't know what the bike teams do differently in the parade that they don't already do seven days per week."
Most of us only wish we could ride seven days a week. We have jobs and family and community activities that require most of our time.
As for our biker costumes, they're called clothes and gear. You wear clothes don't you? Our gear is for protection from the elements and safety.
You say "They are revving their motorcycles up really loud for no particular reason other than to draw attention to themselves."
You are absolutely right! Love that sound. Especially during the parade.
Now maybe you should get back to helping Katniss out with her hair and then go have you some fun. Sounds like you need it.
I'm not a hater; just more of a purist. If you want to ride, by all means, go ride. I understand some clubs get together for the camaraderie which is great. Putting yourselves in the parade is a little self-centered at the very least. Much like the hardcore bikers that pay money to ride around KSU stadium on harley day.

Now you have to admit that the "gear and clothes" all look exactly the same. If you truly were concerned about protection and safety you would be wearing full helmets with full jumpsuits. You, however, don't. So you get dressed up in exactly what all the other riders do. Its usually some sort of black vest with some ironed on patches on it. You might have your nickname stitched on it somewhere. Then there are the ratty jeans and black boots. Does that about cover it?
Eagle Rider

Junction City, KS

#20 Jul 6, 2013
Yep! That about covers it Mr. Purist. We are just a bunch of self-centered, ratty jeans, black boots (actually mine are brown, black vest with some ironed on patches and a nickname stitched on it, wearing bikers.

We don't pay money to ride around KSU Stadium but we might. If the money goes to charity and it helps someone in need, we probably would.

We pay money to do what we are going to do anyway. Like Poker Runs, Fun Runs, Yearly Bashes, Fundraising Breakfast and Steak Dinners so we can give the proceeds to local families who are going thru hard times.

Like money to pay for utility bills, house payments, medical bills, unexpected emergencies etc. Most are people not affiliated with us in any way. We just hear they need help and we do it.

If you are broke down and stranded on the hiway, most bikers will be the first to stop and help you out.

As for wearing full helmets and jumpsuits for protection and safety, I wonder if you wear long pants, safety glasses, long sleeve shirt and boots when you mow and weed eat your yard. I don't. I wear what everyone else does, tennis shoes, shorts, a tank top and maybe some sunglasses if it's too bright out.

Sorry about our clothes looking all the same. There are only so many options on what you can do with clothes. A shirt is a shirt, boots are boots. A pink shirt with a plaid vest over some lime green pants would look funny on anyone at anytime(unless your going to walmart or maybe Bingo).

Lighten up Mr. Purist.

We're here to help, not hurt. Come join us. You'll feel good, make some good friends and maybe, just maybe have some fun.

Here's our location: Eagles Aerie #830 Junction City KS. on the corner of 10th and Franklin St.
Flavius

Junction City, KS

#21 Jul 6, 2013
Eagle Rider wrote:
Yep! That about covers it Mr. Purist. We are just a bunch of self-centered, ratty jeans, black boots (actually mine are brown, black vest with some ironed on patches and a nickname stitched on it, wearing bikers.
We don't pay money to ride around KSU Stadium but we might. If the money goes to charity and it helps someone in need, we probably would.
We pay money to do what we are going to do anyway. Like Poker Runs, Fun Runs, Yearly Bashes, Fundraising Breakfast and Steak Dinners so we can give the proceeds to local families who are going thru hard times.
Like money to pay for utility bills, house payments, medical bills, unexpected emergencies etc. Most are people not affiliated with us in any way. We just hear they need help and we do it.
If you are broke down and stranded on the hiway, most bikers will be the first to stop and help you out.
As for wearing full helmets and jumpsuits for protection and safety, I wonder if you wear long pants, safety glasses, long sleeve shirt and boots when you mow and weed eat your yard. I don't. I wear what everyone else does, tennis shoes, shorts, a tank top and maybe some sunglasses if it's too bright out.
Sorry about our clothes looking all the same. There are only so many options on what you can do with clothes. A shirt is a shirt, boots are boots. A pink shirt with a plaid vest over some lime green pants would look funny on anyone at anytime(unless your going to walmart or maybe Bingo).
Lighten up Mr. Purist.
We're here to help, not hurt. Come join us. You'll feel good, make some good friends and maybe, just maybe have some fun.
Here's our location: Eagles Aerie #830 Junction City KS. on the corner of 10th and Franklin St.
See this is what I'm getting on about. "We're bikers, we give to charity". "Please oh please look at us". If you were truly charitable individuals you wouldn't have to announce it to the world. Truly charitable individuals don't need any type of recognition and attention, but not this particular group.

Between the loud pipes, the coordinated outfits, and the need to announce to the world that you give to charity, I think there may be some real self-esteem issues at work here.

And sunshine...there are plenty of options when it comes to clothing. Just ask the person sitting on the back of your bike. I find the leather vest over the bikini/tube/tank top to be the most cliche of all. It's o.k. that you all have biker costumes. The need to conform is one that we all confront at some point. A few notably later than others...

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