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Bloviating Zeppelin: Hidden Meanings

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hidden Meanings

This may (or may not) come as a shock to you, but organized gangs have existed under your very nose for not simply years -- but decades. In Europe and Asia, for centuries.

Likely there are signs of gangs in your very neighborhood; do you see them? Do you recognize them for what they are?

Many of their clues are in plain sight, but you must have the ability to read, literally, the signs.

I did not mean to make this post. However, in the process of driving up to my cabin two days ago, I chanced upon the vacant car lot with the sign as it exists above, in Sacramento. This is a completely unaltered photograph, should some of you wish to declare my intransigence.

This is a Hells Angels car lot. Or it's owned by someone who wants you to think it's a Hells Angels car lot -- though pretending wouldn't be very healthy for the owner.

Of course, the Hells Angels (or HA as they are called) have a website; that should come as no surprise. There's even a website so that you can learn how to date a Hells Angel. They offer hats, calendars, support patches, bracelets, clothing, Harley-Davidson bolt-ons and other merchandise. The Hells Angels are even on Webshots.

Further, as I'm sure you realize, many gangs have entered into business venues; some legitimate, some not quite so. In this case, the HA's have a car lot.

So what caught my eye as I passed this sign at 50 mph?

First, the name. Obviously.

Second, the colors. The HA's are also known as the "red and white." On their website, note the white background and red letters -- same as the above sign.

Third, the red wings framing the name of the business. The logo on the backs of their jackets (called "colors") is trademarked. And the wings are quite similar.

When you see HA's on the freeway wearing their jackets, that's called "flying colors."

You may also see some numbers associated with the Hells Angels. "81" may be found on paperwork, tatoos, rings, merchandise, etc., because the 8th letter of the alphabet is "H" and the first letter is "A". You might see "1%-er" associated with the Angels as, a number of years ago, this sentence was bandied about: "Ninety-nine per-cent of motorcyclists are good; it's the 1% that are bad."

Hells Angels have what are called "three-piece patches." That means there is the standard "deaths-head" skull in the center, the top semi-circular "rocker" patch containing the name HELLS ANGELS, and the bottom semi-circular "rocker" patch which will usually contain the geographic club to which the member belongs.

Historically the Hells Angels, at least to my knowledge and experience on the Left Coast, have been involved in crank and its distribution, prostitution, money laundering, weapons distribution, major theft (from ports, trucks, airports, etc.) and stolen vehicles. They have cadres of attorneys, well paid, on retainer.

HA's are not stupid. When they make runs, there are usually lead vehicles (cars are called "cages") and follow vehicles, sometimes vans and SUVs. Few riders (en masse) carry guns on their persons anymore, though usually, on runs, weapons are nearby.

Perhaps some of you recall the 2002 confrontation between the Hells Angels MC (motorcycle club) and the Mongols at the Harrah's Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. Three were killed and 12 persons were injured. Another biker's body was found along I-40 a few hours later.

Gangs. They're all around you. Perhaps it's time to see them and their markings.



Blogger Freak said...

Yup.....& The Gang in the WH....
saw a sign yesterday
reminded me of' said
'where's the birth certificate?'

Wed Mar 10, 06:54:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bushwack said...

Who You Telling BZ? I live in Riverside, next to Fawnucky, and San Berdu...Motorcycle gangs are all over here...BUT, I'd be perfectly happy hanging out with the HA's before I would with any of the POS Gangbangers around here. Mexican street gangs are plentiful here...and the rest of those low life illegal immigrant fks aint good for anything but bullet catching.

I used to ride with a club called Southern Sin out of Sharpsburg NC and those were some of the best times I ever had...

Wed Mar 10, 07:43:00 AM PST  
Blogger dmurray said...

Auburn and Manzanita. They were in business and then. Wait for it. A fire broke out. It has been a vacant lot with the sign in your photo.

If I could remember where I read it first on the intarw3bz I would attribute it: an executive department of national govenment that owns controlling interest in a domestic vehicle producer perhaps said to Toyota, "Nice car company you got there. Too bad if anything happened to it..."

Wed Mar 10, 11:04:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Bush: Riverside -- hmmm, good darned point.

DM: then I must be way behind because that's the first time I've ever seen it. Fire, huh? Kinda like the Greek guy that had the fire in Sacramento then jammed back to Greece, leaving his wife behind?


Wed Mar 10, 05:15:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mrs. Bunker said...

well, thankfully I live in Chicago where we have no gang problems. That's what the Mayor tells me, anyway.

Wed Mar 10, 06:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger Chris said...

I worked as a CO at a close management maximum security prison for 3 years here in the sunshine state. The most prevalent gang here is LK, with their black and yellow. I stopped the job, due to some personal security issues the job brought on me. All gang members are scum, and should be in prison for life. We also have an issue with go fast boats from the drug countries. Its a bad way of life, and I saw these menaces to society on a daily basis. They refuse to conform to modern laws. Which in turn, makes them an enemy of the states. We are a nation of laws, and these thugs think they are above it. I pity them.

Wed Mar 10, 06:22:00 PM PST  
Blogger Z said...

Mrs. Bunker, isn't your whole city one big gangbang of politicians!?

Bushwack, I'm in W LA..what's FAWNUCKY? !!

BZ, I'm surprised at this because I've only heard good things about HA's, I swear......that they're good to people, stick to themselves and have great times......CRACK? Never heard of that. if it's true, I'm sorry to hear it. There are probably NASTY motorcycle gangs, but HAs? who knew?

Wed Mar 10, 10:19:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Z: you are kidding me, please, I hope.


Thu Mar 11, 09:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bushwack said...

Z, We call FONTANA.. FONTUCKY, cause of all the Rednecks...AND I IS ONE!

Fri Mar 12, 10:12:00 AM PST  

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