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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Sonny Barger, past president of the Oakland Hells Angels, dead at 83

Hells Angels founder Sonny Barger has died at the age of 83 after battling cancer.

The biker, of California, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife Zorana and relatives on June 29.

A statement on his Facebook page read: “If you are reading this message, you’ll know that I’m gone. I’ve asked that this note be posted immediately after my passing.

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Typical reporting by the MSM. Sonny Barger was not the founder of the Hells Angels. The HA was founded in Fontana CA back in 1948. Barger would've been 9 or 10 at that time.



9 comments:

  1. "Typical reporting by the MSM". I agree with you, the things the msm can get right are stories on Hunter, Hillary, Kamala, and the J6 insurrection!

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  2. No mention at all of Hunter Thompson's "Hell's Angels", one of the best books on 60's biker life written.

    For some reason the line (and I hope I got it right)," It's not wrecking your motorcycle that kills you. It's the 4 cars that run you over afterward." has always stayed with me.

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    1. Thought of this with the HST reference and thought you'd appreciate:
      https://www.openculture.com/2017/02/hunter-s-thompson-gets-in-a-gunfight-with-his-neighbor-dispenses-political-wisdom.html

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    2. Univ of Saigon 68June 30, 2022 at 4:59 PM

      The link looked like he was shooting a navy Luger.

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  3. Hunter S. Tompson is smiling from above.

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  4. It has always been my understanding Hells Angels was started by WWII Vets that just could not return to the old life they had. I get it. I came home and got to hell outta there as fast as I could. At the time I thought the entire town had changed. It was years later I relaized it was me that had changed.

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  5. Very few anywhere even of modern MC knows of POBOB. A major influence to the 81 and Boozefighters.

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    1. Who hasn't heard of the Pissed Off Bastards Of Bloominton?

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  6. Know of Boozefighters glad to see there coming back as in my opinion a respectable social club, however, please enlighten me of POBOB

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