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THE 4th of JULY BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for July 4th, 2024 Goddammit!

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By Bandit, Wayfarer and crew

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We have reason to celebrate and reason to fight.
This is such an interesting historical time. Like so many times in history someone is trying to rule the world. If you study history, it goes back to the Roman Empire, Genghis Kahn and the Mongol Empire, the Spanish Empire under Habsburg and the Pope, Russian Empire, the British Empire under my babe Elizabeth 1, and of course Hitler. Now it’s happening behind the UN and the progressive movement.

So, we have reason to celebrate because, we’re still here. And we have serious reason to get into the fight, if not just to vote before voting is gone. Hang on. Let’s hit the news, it’s good!

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MAJOR FREEDOM NEWS-- Supreme Court Overturns ‘Chevron Doctrine,’ Curtailing Federal Government Power

The 40-year-old doctrine has provided a legal foundation for the modern administrative state.

The Supreme Court in a vote of 6–3 overturned the Chevron deference doctrine, a bureaucracy-empowering judicial doctrine that critics say led to the explosive growth of the U.S. government in recent decades.

The new decision will make it more difficult for unelected government officials to generate new regulations.

For years, the doctrine forced judges to defer to the legal interpretations of federal agency officials who enforced federal laws they deemed ambiguous.

The White House denounced the new ruling as “yet another deeply troubling decision that takes our country backwards.”

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion in the June 28 case. Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ketanji Brown Jackson dissented.

The doctrine provides a legal underpinning for the modern administrative state, which critics deride as an illegitimate fourth branch of government. Limited-government advocates had pressed for decades to abolish the doctrine.

In the landmark ruling in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council in 1984, the court held that while courts “must give effect to the unambiguously expressed intent of Congress,” where courts find Congress has not directly addressed the precise question at issue and “the statute is silent or ambiguous with respect to the specific issue, the question for the court is whether the agency’s answer is based on a permissible construction of the statute.”

Conservatives and Republican policymakers have long been critical of the doctrine, saying it has contributed to the dramatic growth of government and gives unelected regulators far too much power to make policy by going beyond what Congress intended when it approved various laws. The authority of regulatory agencies has been increasingly questioned by the Supreme Court in recent years.

Those on the other side say the Chevron doctrine empowers the federal government to serve the public interest in an increasingly complicated world without having to seek specific congressional authorization for everything that needs to be done.

The new ruling came in two related cases that the court heard on Jan. 17: Relentless Inc. v. Department of Commerce and Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo.

Although the vote in Relentless was 6–3, the vote in Loper Bright was 6–2 because Relentless dissenter Justice Jackson did not participate in that case.

The cases at hand go back to 2020, when the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its National Marine Fisheries Service implemented a final rule to compel fishing companies to pay for human monitors aboard their vessels.

The companies said the burden of paying for the monitors was a hardship that significantly reduced their profit margins.

Lower courts upheld the regulation.

On Jan. 17, Relentless Inc. attorney Roman Martinez told the justices that the Chevron deference doctrine must be overruled. “For too long, Chevron has distorted the judicial process and undermined statutory interpretation,” he said.

“Chevron violates the Constitution. Article III empowers judges to say what the law is … [and] to interpret federal statutes using their best and independent judgment. Chevron undermines that duty. It reallocates interpretive authority from courts to agencies, and it forces courts to adopt inferior agency constructions that are issued for political or policy reasons.

“In doing so, Chevron blocks judges from serving as faithful agents of Congress. It mandates judicial bias and encourages agency overreach, and by removing key checks on executive power, it threatens individual liberty.”

Majority Opinion
In the majority opinion, Chief Justice Roberts quoted an earlier precedent when he wrote that throughout its entire existence, Chevron has been a “rule in search of a justification,” that is, assuming “it was ever coherent enough to be called a rule at all.”

“Experience has also shown that Chevron is unworkable” because “the concept of ambiguity has always evaded meaningful definition,” he wrote.

As the late Justice Antonin Scalia said five years after the Chevron ruling, “How clear is clear?” he said.

“We are no closer to an answer to that question than we were four decades ago,” Chief Justice Roberts wrote. “One judge might see ambiguity everywhere; another might never encounter it.”

Part of judicial humility is “correcting our own mistakes, especially when those mistakes are serious,” he wrote. “This is one of those cases.”

“Chevron was a judicial invention that required judges to disregard their statutory duties. And the only way to ‘ensure that the law will not merely change erratically, but will develop in a principled and intelligible fashion’ ... is for us to leave Chevron behind.”

The new ruling will not necessarily invalidate past decisions that relied on Chevron, he added.

“The holdings in those cases that specific agency actions are lawful” are subject to existing precedents “despite our change in interpretive methodology.”

The federal Administrative Procedure Act (APA) prevents judges from disregarding their responsibilities just because an executive branch views a statute differently, he wrote.

“Courts must exercise their independent judgment in deciding whether an agency has acted within its statutory authority, as the APA requires,” he wrote.

Courts should pay attention to an executive branch interpretation of a statute and when a statute constitutionally delegates authority to an agency, courts have to respect that delegation “while ensuring the agency acts within it.”

Justice Clarence Thomas celebrated the demise of the doctrine in a concurring opinion.

The Court “finally ends our 40-year misadventure with Chevron deference,” he wrote.

Justice Thomas wrote to emphasize “a more fundamental problem,” which is that Chevron deference “also violates our Constitution’s separation of powers” by curbing judicial powers while simultaneously expanding “agencies’ executive power beyond constitutional limits.”

The doctrine prevents judges from “exercising their independent judgment to resolve ambiguities.”

It also ties a judge’s hands, preventing the judiciary from acting as a constitutional check on the executive branch and by ascribing to that branch “powers not given to it,” Justice Thomas wrote.

By Matthew Vadum
Epoch times

Exercise fights misery. Battle depression by getting up; get going.

Lifestyle illnesses are common but people mostly notice the physical illnesses and its visible signs and symptoms. However, much of mental maladies such as depression is getting common with the lifestyle of modern generation including youth and those between 25 and 40 years of age.

Did you know, you only need as little as 20 minutes of daily physical activity to prevent onset of depression and its consequent physical, social, personal and professional problems?

Yes! Just 20 minutes of exercise is all it takes. Even if it is just getting out of bed and walking through your nearby streets or a park.

So exercise is proven through multiple research papers as being able to prevent not just physical illnesses but also mental miseries. Along with proper medical and social support, even those already suffering from depression can get back to their regular lifestyle through addition of daily physical activities.

Go farther and walk to a distant market to get your apple a day of exercise and preventive care.


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THE BIKERIDERS MOVIE REVIEW—I wasn’t impressed. It did nothing for bikers, outlaws or the industry. Besides being boring it didn’t portray anything but the worst aspects of the outlaw life. Fuck.

Man-oh-man, I’m disappointed. Take any crappy bar in a bad neighborhood and capture every negative thing to ever happen in 20 years and bada-bing you’ve got this movie.

Motorcycles, Harleys, choppers represent so much more. She was cute and the imagery of the era and Chicago cool. Sorry, but that's it. We need way more than a simple WOK interpretation of club life where everything white man does is wrong and only a woman makes any sense.


BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--THE REASON BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for June 27, 2024 ---click here to read it

I think the fire under your ass is God givin’ from the Harley Gods. You Sir are laying down what needs to be laid down and MOST important passing it down. That’s true brotherly love.

-- Rob Rhoades

"Thank you, sir. We only go around once. We need to give every moment our best efforts." --Bandit

SEMA ACTION ALERT--Driving Force Action Launches with Focus on November Elections, EV Mandates

Driving Force Action (DFA) is ramping up efforts to counter President Biden's electric vehicle (EV) mandates by focusing on key battleground states in November's upcoming high-stakes elections. A project of SEMA, DFA's mission is to engage voters nationwide to elevate the issue of EV mandates and support candidates who believe in the freedom of choice for American car buyers rather than federal government imposition.

A significant victory for DFA came recently when Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that the state would no longer follow California's EV mandate, which would have required all new cars sold in Virginia to be fully electric by 2035. This announcement came after a year-long campaign by DFA to roll back the EV mandate in Virginia.

Driving Force Action, established as a political action committee in 2023, is now broadening its campaign message nationwide in preparation for the 2024 general election. In 2023, DFA's focus on Virginia elections resulted in a 75% success rate for its endorsed candidates.

To learn more about Driving Force Action, visit –SEMA

Against my better judgment, my wife and I did see The Bikeriders, actually just last night. I didn’t want to falsely add to any box office or popularity numbers, but since it is a “biker movie” and folks in our community will be discussing it, I needed to see it firsthand.

I expected to be disappointed and it certainly delivered. Legitimate portrayals of our lifestyle are few and far between. Inaccurate depictions, negative stereotypes and general bullshit are the norm. Beyond all that, The Bikeriders is just a bad film.

I understand using “artistic license” in cinema to create a marketable product. I don’t have to agree with something to be able to understand it. They didn’t really follow any genre or structure (drama, action, comedy, romance, documentary, etc…). It comes up short on all fronts.

It’s like they were foolish enough to dip their toe into the subject, but too chicken-shit to really do anything with it. There is no plot, no message and no entertainment value. It fails to excite, inspire, educate or entertain.

Like you, I’ll not go on about all of the specific errors, omissions, bad choices and fallacies contained in the movie. Suffice to say, I’m not a fan.

--Jay Jackson



Apparently, my friend in Austin hadn’t checked Bikernet or my email. He and his wife went yesterday, he said only about 10-15 in the theater & half of them left. He didn’t leave though but was snoring according to his wife. Sad there was such hype about it, sounds like the word got out within the week.

I got in 75 miles this morning before the ex’s egg delivery is due and who knows what the heat is today? Only 110, I can’t understand why you want to live somewhere where the high is only in the 70s? And the temperature is what the temperature actually is, where’s the fun in that? See, with the worsening climate crisis and the entire world heading to triple digits, so they say. I’ll still just be doing what I do, while the rest of the world melts.

Did I tell you I had a young lady my image last year on her tour shirts? Bully the Music, her management never sent me one like they were supposed to. I thought I had recently checked to see if she was offering them online though? Hopefully I’ll see someone wearing one! She’s pretty cool! I may have some of her on film as well. There are only two places to get film developed. One already lost two rolls and the other is over in the museum district, not close.

Got 2-wheeled girl stuff to do, downstairs.

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LATE NEWS, HALF-YEARLY ALARM: Motivational Quotes June 2024

Wow, half of the year 2024 is now over. This is how surprising life can be. We plan for tomorrow and miss our today. When we are busy with the today, we find out we are already into tomorrow. This is life, a struggle even for the wealthy and the wise. No one escapes the cycle of birth and death and no one escapes life through chasing it nor by fleeing it. It is what it is--so enjoy it while it all lasts.

"We are always stronger than we know.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

"You might not be where you want to be today — but you likely underestimate where you can take yourself tomorrow."

“Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” ~ Sarah Louise Delany

“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” ~ Bill Bradley

"Turn your wounds into wisdom." ~ Oprah Winfrey

“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” ~ Niels Bohr, Danish physicist and Nobel prize winner

“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” ~ William James

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Keep away from people who can’t defend you in your absence."


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 Seventies: Keith ‘Bandit’ Ball and I hanging out with the Satan’s Slaves.

As the ‘60s drifted into the ‘70s Keith and I put in a lot of miles and partied with a lot of clubs. Keith had already done a lot for the outlaw lifestyle. As founding editor of “Easyriders,” he had his pulse on the whole outlaw movement.

He was active in the motorcycle rights movement with groups like ABATE, American Bikers Aiming Towards Education and the MMA, Modified Motorcycle Association.
On his trips east, long before he was a Hells Angels, he had been accused by the Outlaws of being a HA member or at the very least a spy. That didn’t stop Keith.

You can see in this picture I have a lot on my mind. I am thinking this is about the time when the conflict with the Mongols was starting to really escalate…

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Didn't go see this new Biker movie. I kinda figured it was like Bandit said.

Paul Davis
Dade City, FLORIDA
Friday, July 5, 2024
Editor Response It's too bad. I wrote a short alternative story which I will publish this week. I also started a project which could become a book. I wish I had more time.
Thanks again brother.You always put a nice twist to my short stories. Happy 4th to you and the family.

Torrance, CA
Thursday, July 4, 2024
Editor Response A good editor is very important.

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