Skip to comments.SATIRE: Obama DOT Plans use of National Guard to close I-495 Capital Beltway tomorrow?
Posted on 10/10/2013 8:30:24 AM PDT by Mortrey
Sources within the Department of Transportation have revealed that their plan to use National Guard resources to close federally funded Interstate Route 495, circling the nations capital, have been approved by unknown White House officials and will be implemented on Friday morning, October 11, in order to thwart the three day Trucker slowdown announced on the Capitol Beltway starting that date, using the federal government shutdown as justification.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
I 495 is like a moat around King Obama’s castle. Better man the battlements, barbarian truckers are coming!
Well, the NG closing the Beltway will save a lot of truckers wasting their $4/gal fuel .......
Let the games begin
oh boy..i expected as much. the question then becomes will the truckers try to break it?
Does anybody understand that bammy is provoking and will not stop!
This is a vengeful, selfish, evil, arrogant little man who will not be told NO. He will destroy the country before he leaves. Mark my words!
Obama has never served in the US Military.
Obama is as incompetent a military leader as can be elected to be Commander in Chief.
Obama leaks Secret Military information to boost himself politically, which commonly results in deaths of the Warriors involved in the Military operation, as well as retaliation threats to their families.
Obama also has a psycho mean streak which renders him unfit to be in authority of anything in the US Federal Government.
For example, the Pay Our Military Act was signed into Federal Law by Obama on 9-30-2013.
Obama KNEW that death benefits were covered when he signed the bill into Law on 9-30-2013 !
This documents that Commander in Chief Obama CHOSE to punish, after death, those who had given their last full measure of devotion by dictating that Funeral Expenses be denied to HIS dead Warriors.
Obama has thus shown himself to be a ghoulish tyrant who is more than willing to inflict maximum pain on his own people, to borrow an expression that Obama used recently against his fellow tyrant in Syria.
Please post on this thread the hotlinks to any news articles on the 26 slain Warriors that Obama has refused to pay funeral expenses for, prior to Obamas yesterdays CYA legal action.
Obama must be held accountable for this ghoulish Dereliction of Duty as the Commander in Chief.
are truckers still associated with the Teamsters union?
Not sure who the good guys are in this.
The truckers are union guys, no?
Might be a little more effective than banning curbside luggage check-in to thwart terrorists of a certain religious persuasion which cannot be named from boarding airlines with box cutters . . .
Probably so !
Incidently , isn't the White House FEDERALLY OWNED property ?
Maybe we should demand the Park Service close the White House and grounds since there is NOTHING THERE THAT IS ESSENTIAL !
The several vacations and golfing trips have already demonstrated that !!
Even Barry isn’t this STUPID....he would be CRUCIFIED even by the left.
Unlikely as Nat.Guard would need state gov to approve unless they are ‘Activated’ into fed service at which point the Posse Comitatus Act would be in play.
I’m thinking 2014&2016 are going to be a landslide of epic proportion.
Show up today, show up the day after, ask the nation, if there is a shutdown, where does he get the money much less the authority to do this? DOT is not authorized to call up the NG.
Fascist dictators need to be overthrown.
Not gonna happen.
You are so right. I believe we have a crazy person in the White House.
The Spite House are huddling in fear of civil disobediende.
The biggest growth names in the truck freight industry are non-union. Places like ABF, Old Dominion, Ward's and others. As a bonus, these guys not only deliver and pick up your freight without an attitude, they can actually be seen using a pallet jack to help you get loaded and unloaded quicker.
DoT has no authority to use the National Guard for anything.
The National Guard is totally under the control of the Governor (in this case, the separate governors of MD, VA, and DC, with DC being a bit different).
DoT can not order them nor could it pay for them under current shutdown.
Somebody needs to do a little research before they post these things.
He's a full-blown, power mad sociopath and he makes up the rules as he goes along.
He truly believes he's invincible and smarter than everyone else.
Stupid never enter his mind. He'd rather shut them out, than deal with the "display."
If Bush were in power, the outrage would be non-stop. Here the press just yawns.
Plus these folks are citizen soldiers.
Don’t cha think they’d raise a ruckus and let a LOT of folks know?
Plus this sort of event take a good bit of pre-logistics.
I smell agitprop.
Since Interstate 495 is clearly a federal roadway, report our DOT sources, and the federal government is now closed because of the crazy House of Representatives Republicans,
The mark of excellent satire is that it's just close enough to reality to be indistinguishable from the real thing. Well played.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
But there’s a roadblock up on the cloverleaf,
And them bears was wall-to-wall.
Yeah, them smokies was thick as bugs on a bumper;
They even had a bear in the air!
I says, “Callin’ all trucks, this here’s the Duck.
“We about to go a-huntin’ bear.”
‘Cause we got a great big convoy
Rockin’ through the night.
Yeah, we got a great big convoy,
Ain’t she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy
Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this truckin’ convoy
‘Cross the U-S-A.
Thanks ... I know in the day Union Pacific’s subsidiary trucking company was non-union but wasn’t sure how much influence the Teamsters had these days.
The libs are already howling over the truckers on some boards, unlike their support and admiration for OWS. Such hypocrites they are.
How? The MSM will portray this as "Congress'" fault and the Republican's fault.
The 80 percent of America which follows national and international events passively will suck up this view, and lean further against the House Republicans.
Hmmm... D.C. is not a state.
Why would 0bama be worried about the truckers? According to the news media, everyone LOVES King Barry! I wonder if 0bama will send out an all black female National Guard unit with Trayvon T-Shirts on?
Am I off base by thinking that Obama is designing responses and actions in the hope that the right will start some violence? Where is the “occupy” movement? Why aren’t they out on the streets?
What do the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia have to say about this? It is their States and their National Guards.
What’s the End Game here? Will Soeotoro give the order for the National Guard to shoot any trespassers on to I-495? How about trespassers at Old Faithful - shoot these people, too?
The whole Administration should be arrested.
So... They’re going to thwart the trucker slowdown by completely shutting down I-495.
Hello? There’s no room in DC for a brain, is there.
Liberal logic. It’s a hoot!
I don’t think they’re as fearful of civil disobedience or resistance as they are
How DARE they!
Close 495? That would be insane. It would really bring the DC metro area to a halt along with I-95 traffic along the entire East coast.
The TRASH holding office in the White House are frightened. Good for the truckers.
Another Spite House reaction! So in order to keep the truckers from shutting down two lanes of the Beltway, Zero is gonna shut down all of it. LOL! What a moron. He keeps showing his true colors. I’m sure our truckers will be innovative in how they make their point within DC.
They can count me in!
IMPEACH THIS ILLEGAL PRESIDENT!
Geez Louise.... Not a single trucker will need to show up tomorrow (Friday) to shut down the beltway. The weather man will do it... rain has been forcast for tomorrow!
Can’t wait for the “progressive” Governor of Maryland (the Not-Free-Anymore State) to make a fool of himself by calling out the National Guard!
The DC National Guard would not be able to do anything on I-495 without the cooperation of MD and VA.
I-495 is in MD and VA not in DC.
Uhhh.... wouldn’t that actually be like ... uh... even better than what the truckers were planning?
Am I missing something?
You’re precisely right.
I say, “Bring It On!”
DC has a commanding general reporting to federal authorities, however, it doesn’t make a difference because only about 200 feet of the DC Beltway is in DC.
Nah. He’d be raised up for standing up to those evil conservatives that want to terrorize motorists and bring down the country by denying the give away programs. Publishers Clearing House has nothing on the current state of govt give away programs.
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