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'Truckers for the Constitution' Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen
US News ^ | October 7, 2013 | Steven Nelson

Posted on 10/07/2013 1:12:02 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota

Tractor-trailer drivers will intentionally clog the inner loop of the Washington, D.C., beltway beginning on the morning of Oct. 11, according to a coordinator of the upcoming "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" rally.

Organizers of the three-day ride want to call attention to a litany of trucker frustrations and express their disapproval of national political leaders.

Earl Conlon, a Georgia trucker who is handling logistics for the protest, told U.S. News tractor-trailer drivers will circle the beltway "three lanes deep" as he rides with other participants to Congress to seek the arrest of congressmen for allegedly disregarding the Constitution.

The truckers circling I-495 will keep the left lane open for emergency vehicles, Conlon said, but "everybody that doesn't have a supporter sticker on their window, good luck: Nobody in, nobody out." The trucks will be going the 55 mile-per-hour speed limit.

D.C. commuters who wish to be allowed past the convoy must have "T2SDA" – an acronym for the event's original name, "Truckers to Shut Down America" – written on their vehicle, he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: constitutiontruckers; truckers; truckersconvoy
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Kinda interesting?
1 posted on 10/07/2013 1:12:02 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Kinda looney.


2 posted on 10/07/2013 1:13:24 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Or just the provocation Barry needs to cry “Insurrection” and call out the brownshirts?


3 posted on 10/07/2013 1:13:38 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I’m betting it will be larger than the Million Muslim March on 9/11/13.

They had 27 people.


4 posted on 10/07/2013 1:14:03 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

And what would 0bama’s faggot brown-shirts do? Shoot the truckers in the streets?


5 posted on 10/07/2013 1:14:25 PM PDT by Prole
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To: LucianOfSamasota

We’ve got ourselves a CONVOY!

Go truckers.

If one desires a good comparison between those who produce quality and those produce excrement - one only has to compare truckers to congresscritters and the Dork-O-Dent.

Clue for Obamavoters....your president is on the excrement side.


6 posted on 10/07/2013 1:14:28 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: LucianOfSamasota
"everybody that doesn't have a supporter sticker on their window, good luck: Nobody in, nobody out."

We'll just have to see about that, won't we.

7 posted on 10/07/2013 1:15:07 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I wish them well. It does kinda lend new (original) meaning to “riding shotgun”. Do they need folks to ride shotgun, in all its historical splendor?


8 posted on 10/07/2013 1:15:13 PM PDT by lafroste
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Let him start it. Then all the animals will be out of the barn, not just the horse.


9 posted on 10/07/2013 1:17:11 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Or just the provocation Barry needs to cry “Insurrection” and call out the brownshirts?

And then that in turn would be the provocation WE need to declare civil war and call out the hordes of armed to the teeth patriots....

10 posted on 10/07/2013 1:17:25 PM PDT by apillar
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Intresten


11 posted on 10/07/2013 1:17:28 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I wanna see those arrests!


12 posted on 10/07/2013 1:18:37 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Buckeye McFrog

So the GRU bulletin and the 1.6 Bn bullets are meant for the obvious?


13 posted on 10/07/2013 1:19:47 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Normally I would say that this just irritates people and turns them against your cause but virtually every leach in DC is already against the cause of small government, liberty, freedom, etc. so why not go for it.


14 posted on 10/07/2013 1:20:22 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: lafroste

SHOT GUN!


15 posted on 10/07/2013 1:20:37 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Yeah. What’s even MORE interesting is all those rigs driving around teh Washington Beltway - well, GEEZ, a LOT of them could, like BREAK DOWN from the stress of the driving. THAT would be a shame, wouldn’t it???


16 posted on 10/07/2013 1:21:14 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

All for it. Hope the new media keeps me informed, the old will sweep such a protest under the rug


17 posted on 10/07/2013 1:21:14 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Mr. Lucky; All

IF enough people stand up and do SOMETHING, that’s got to help, don’t you think?

I’m convinced that we no longer have fair elections, so how do we remove the entrenched government bureaucracy without some form of civil disobedience?

“The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies. They are the standing army, and the militia, jailers, constables, posse comitatus, etc. In most cases there is no free exercise whatever of the judgment or of the moral sense; but they put themselves on a level with wood and earth and stones; and wooden men can perhaps be manufactured that will serve the purpose as well. Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt. They have the same sort of worth only as horses and dogs. Yet such as these even are commonly esteemed good citizens. Others, as most legislators, politicians, lawyers, ministers, and office-holders, serve the state chiefly with their heads; and, as they rarely make any moral distinctions, they are as likely to serve the devil, without intending it, as God. A very few, as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men, serve the state with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it.”- Henry David Thoreau, Resistance to Civil Government


18 posted on 10/07/2013 1:21:26 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Da Coyote
We’ve got ourselves a CONVOY!

Ain't she a beautiful sight?

19 posted on 10/07/2013 1:21:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: LucianOfSamasota

At least slow the beltway sounds preferable to their earlier plan which was to create a ‘traffic jam.’ A real strike would take months of monumental planning but a nationwide slowdown may be feasible.


20 posted on 10/07/2013 1:23:16 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I think it might be worth pointing out the truckers in this story are on Obastard’s side, not ours.


21 posted on 10/07/2013 1:27:10 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Did you read the article?


22 posted on 10/07/2013 1:30:57 PM PDT by bimboeruption
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To: Prole

Probably.


23 posted on 10/07/2013 1:31:49 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Cyber Liberty
I think it might be worth pointing out the truckers in this story are on Obastard’s side, not ours.

Why do you think that?

24 posted on 10/07/2013 1:33:22 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: bimboeruption

Yup. “Blaming Congress” is code for “Blaming Republicans” and “Not Blaming Obastard.” If you don’t read the codes, you’ll never get through the media lies.


25 posted on 10/07/2013 1:33:56 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Might be because you excerpted out any mention of “arresting Democrats?”


26 posted on 10/07/2013 1:36:13 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Farnsworth

What can we do to help?


27 posted on 10/07/2013 1:41:08 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

When I drilled down into the article I can see this is the group of truckers that have been supporting us. I should have realized the short excerpt you posted did not give the true flavor, but I hate clicking “usnews” stories and was relying upon an accurate excerpt. Sorry.


28 posted on 10/07/2013 1:41:16 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: bimboeruption

I clicked in to usnews and read it. I was incorrect.


29 posted on 10/07/2013 1:41:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Or just the provocation Barry needs to cry “Insurrection” and call out the brownshirts?

Good! Just like Damocles I am tired of looking up at the sword. Let's finish this.

30 posted on 10/07/2013 1:49:50 PM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Lived in Northern Virginia and worked in DC for eight years back in the late 80’s.

You do not win sympathy for your cause by slowing down traffic.


31 posted on 10/07/2013 1:50:35 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Cause we got a little ‘ole convoy
Rockin through the night
Yeah we got a little ‘ole convoy
Ain’t she a beautiful sight
C’mon and join our Convoy
Ain’t nothin gonna get in our way
We gonna roll this truckin convoy ‘cross the USA
Convoy....Convoy.....


32 posted on 10/07/2013 1:50:51 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I wouldn’t think that “Truckers for the Constitution” would be anywhere close to Obama’s side. Where do you get a sticker? I think I’m going to need one...


33 posted on 10/07/2013 1:51:59 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: rrrod
Freep the good stuff!

Shut DC down to a crawl!

34 posted on 10/07/2013 1:52:35 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: dfwgator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le2bPRGvKXE

Loved that song as a child.


35 posted on 10/07/2013 1:52:38 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: mikey_hates_everything

“written on their vehicle”...ok, never mind


36 posted on 10/07/2013 1:53:07 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: mikey_hates_everything

This could make a lot of money for Transurban (the 495 Express Lanes “owner”).


37 posted on 10/07/2013 1:55:08 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: LucianOfSamasota

One thing I learned way back when, when I worked for my Dad, taking care of the shipping and receiving, to get most accurate idea of economic conditions, ASK A TRUCK DRIVER. Or look in their trucks and see how much freight they’re hauling around.


38 posted on 10/07/2013 1:59:39 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I’m never certain how much to excerpt. I know there was a lawsuit against FR in the past, so I generally post no more than the limit under ‘Body of Thread’.

Mostly, I’m just trying to play by the FR rules as decided by Jim Robinson, etal.

I apologize if the post was misleading. Such was not my intent.


39 posted on 10/07/2013 2:03:33 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Arm_Bears; LucianOfSamasota

The promoters of this event don’t strike me as real truckers and obviously don’t have much appreciation of the costs (and lost revenues) suffered by an independent trucker to pull his equipment out of service (during harvest, the heaviest freight season) and drive to Washington, DC.


40 posted on 10/07/2013 2:03:50 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Arm_Bears
Lived in Northern Virginia and worked in DC for eight years back in the late 80’s.

You do not win sympathy for your cause by slowing down traffic.

I stopped commuting a few years ago when my contracting went downhill but my wife commutes in a van pool from here in Stafford up to Ft Mead, MD. 94 miles one way. I hope the BW Parkway doesn't have too many problems that day or else I may not see her until the next day.

41 posted on 10/07/2013 2:04:06 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: mikey_hates_everything

I would just use some white tape to spell it out in big letters.


42 posted on 10/07/2013 2:04:33 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

It’s a show of force, to show we’re not going to sit back & take this anymore.


43 posted on 10/07/2013 2:04:46 PM PDT by blondee123 (DICTATORSHIP HAS ARRIVED! Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

It’s a show of force, to show we’re not going to sit back & take this anymore.


44 posted on 10/07/2013 2:04:47 PM PDT by blondee123 (DICTATORSHIP HAS ARRIVED! Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Thank-you for posting this....it’s an encouragement!


45 posted on 10/07/2013 2:08:22 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: nascarnation

That’s funny. I heard the crowds were exploding.


46 posted on 10/07/2013 2:08:59 PM PDT by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: OldMissileer

Bless her heart.

If there’s an early forecast of snow, you might not see her until the next week.


47 posted on 10/07/2013 2:10:49 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I understand, this was pretty much my fault for being lazy. You are permitted to excerpt from the middle of the article, or snippets from throughout the article, if it helps preserve the flavor. You are not limited to posting just the first part, although there are likely word-count limitations.

Some websites are a royal pain to click on, because they dump tons of pop-ups, pop-unders, ads in general and even malware. It is good to get one’s browser loaded up on add-ons to filter the junk, but then the speed of the browser can get bogged down.


48 posted on 10/07/2013 2:12:25 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Tax-chick

Ugh dammit.
I’ll take the ferry and the coastal roads south.


49 posted on 10/07/2013 2:21:32 PM PDT by Anoreth (It is not moth eaten. It is superb.)
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To: blondee123
As I understand it, the Truck Obama protests will start on Oct. 11.
While the protests may not get much sympathy from government bureaucrats, Liberals, and illegal aliens, I think that they will get a whole lot of support, even if Mr. Obama gets some military thugs to gun them all down.
TWB
50 posted on 10/07/2013 2:24:13 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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