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Truckersí Capital Beltway protest isnít a hoax, organizers say
The Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2013 | Lori Aratani,

Posted on 10/10/2013 4:17:57 PM PDT by yoe

So it wasn’t a hoax after all?

Organizers of the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” rally say they are indeed coming to Washington on Friday — but whether they will shut down the Beltway or just make a lot of noise remains to be seen.

[snip]The protest group’s agenda has evolved since the story began making the rounds of news outlets across the country early this week with a story in U.S. News & World Report, which said the truckers wanted members of Congress to be arrested, while others called for the ouster of President Obama.

Andrews said the group still wants to get rid of Obama, but will do so by legal means. She said independent truckers also are upset about new regulations, including on idling and hours of service, that threaten to put them out of business.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; keyboardwarriors; shutdown; trucking
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I wish all trucker organizations would join in...a united front would mean a lot....it promises to be great theater.
1 posted on 10/10/2013 4:17:57 PM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

redstate.org had an article saying they were going to close 495 with the national guard, not sure if it’s true or not. If that does happen the fecal matter will hit the oscillating unit.


2 posted on 10/10/2013 4:20:15 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: TheRhinelander

http://www.redstate.com/glennryt/2013/10/10/obama-dot-plans-use-of-national-guard-to-close-i-495-capital-beltway-tomorrow/


3 posted on 10/10/2013 4:20:47 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: yoe

They are joined , supported and encouraged by the 2 million bikers organization.


4 posted on 10/10/2013 4:22:21 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: yoe

I think there will be some trucks and a lot of disappointment.


5 posted on 10/10/2013 4:23:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: yoe

bttt


6 posted on 10/10/2013 4:25:59 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: yoe

they could show ‘em what a real shutdown looks like


7 posted on 10/10/2013 4:26:20 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: cripplecreek

So, who is going to be disappointed?


8 posted on 10/10/2013 4:28:46 PM PDT by dforest
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To: yoe
Oh, this is cool; didn't know about it. Thank you! Here's their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ridefortheconstitution
9 posted on 10/10/2013 4:34:14 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: dforest

Mostly the folks who have refused to accept certain realities about trucking. The vast majority of drivers are driving someone else’s truck and its a rare owner operator who can afford to drive an empty truck around in a circle.


10 posted on 10/10/2013 4:35:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Some 10,000 truckers are on their way to Washington...
11 posted on 10/10/2013 4:37:43 PM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: yoe
This from their Facebook Site:
Please send all media inquiries to media@ridefortheconstitution.org. (Formerly "Truckers To Shutdown America" - Page was shutdown @ 86,000 LIKES) Visit RideForTheConstitution.org to receive constant updates and tune in to our daily radio show updates. The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a national protest in support of our nation's truckers on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013! Truck drivers will not haul freight! Americans can strike in solidarity with truck drivers! Truckers will lead the path to saving our country if every American rides with them! Our original FB was 'Truckers To Shutdown America" and it was attacked and shutdown by Facebook. PLEASE BE SURE TO LIKE THIS PAGE AND BOOKMARK OUR WEBSITE ASAP IN CASE THIS PAGE IS ATTACKED AGAIN
Here's their website. It took me a long time to access it..
12 posted on 10/10/2013 4:41:37 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: cripplecreek

So it is us. LOL The RINOs are out in force tonight. I turned off my TV. These RINOs have not produced in any election since 2004, and we are supposed to vote for them? 2010 was Tea Party, not them. Ugh!


13 posted on 10/10/2013 4:42:39 PM PDT by dforest
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To: TheRhinelander

Well, that shows how bright these people are ... close I495 so the truckers can’t close I495 .... takes a Harvard graduate to come up with a plan like that. Of course, all the trucks will go onto the side streets and other highways and really cause a snafu.


14 posted on 10/10/2013 4:44:39 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (When His Arrogance talks out of his a$$, Harry Reid's lips move.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Thanks for the article!


15 posted on 10/10/2013 4:46:25 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: cripplecreek
I think there will be some trucks and a lot of disappointment.

You're right, I have been in the transportation industry for over thirty years, starting out as a driver. I can tell you firsthand if you get three drivers together they will not be able to agree on where to eat lunch.

I hope we are proven wrong but I just don't see it happening in any significant manner. However, there are about 15-16 million trucks operating in the US, it wouldn't take 1 or 2 percent of those to gridlock the entire DC area. We shall see.

16 posted on 10/10/2013 4:48:49 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: yoe

Who said it was a hoax? WaPo itself?


17 posted on 10/10/2013 4:50:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: yoe

Trucks, bikers & boats headed to D.C. I applaud them.


18 posted on 10/10/2013 4:59:13 PM PDT by blondee123 (DICTATORSHIP HAS ARRIVED! Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
"Well, that shows how bright these people are ... close I495 so the truckers can’t close I495 .... takes a Harvard graduate to come up with a plan like that. Of course, all the trucks will go onto the side streets and other highways and really cause a snafu. "

That's exactly the kind of stupidity that's running our country!

19 posted on 10/10/2013 5:03:10 PM PDT by blondee123 (DICTATORSHIP HAS ARRIVED! Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: blondee123
Here's their Twitter hashtag stream for those interested: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23T2SDA&src=hash&f=realtime
20 posted on 10/10/2013 5:03:49 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: yoe

Don’t know if it was part of this or not, but I saw a bunch of trucks lining up around Harrisburg, PA yesterday.


21 posted on 10/10/2013 5:04:46 PM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: BenLurkin

show up at Amazon depot and really cause havoc


22 posted on 10/10/2013 5:09:23 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: yoe
Didn't spell convoy correctly, but that doesn't mean it's not happening, right? Or is this just standard traffic? https://twitter.com/surely1953/status/388456677118201856/photo/1
23 posted on 10/10/2013 5:15:24 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: yoe

I’m still predicting it will outdraw the Million Muslim March.

Of course 27 people is a pretty low bar....


24 posted on 10/10/2013 5:17:03 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: TheRhinelander

So the National Guard close the beltway.. either way it’s a win. I’ll be there for them and supporting the Veterans protest on Sunday.


25 posted on 10/10/2013 5:22:17 PM PDT by maddog55
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I hear rumor that thousands of bikers are going as escorts. This could be good. I drove a truck as a girl. It was a different world. The best people I ever knew. They are the “cowboys” of this century. Freedom!!!


26 posted on 10/10/2013 5:31:42 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: nascarnation
Even if it is 27 trucks, it would be a precedent !
People are waking up to the restrictions that this " Commie " administration is imposing on persons , property , and thier futrure by overreach ,
and chronoicly violating citizen rights which are protected within the Constitution
Any show of solidarity is better than NO SHOW !
Just like the 'Tea Party' , it is a grassroots organization who have said " ENOUGH of this CRAP !!"

and the leftist media will ignore it, like it didn't happen !!
It just demonstrates how irrelevent the media is today !
27 posted on 10/10/2013 5:48:15 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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28 posted on 10/10/2013 5:49:29 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: TheRhinelander

It’s not true...it was a satire article where the author was jumped on bigtime for not making that clear.


29 posted on 10/10/2013 5:50:29 PM PDT by caww
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Nobody is going to close close I-495. The story is satire.


30 posted on 10/10/2013 5:50:47 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: SADMILLIE

They’re asking people to go to the overpasses and wave their signs in solidarity...also truckers who are working will be driving in convoys...


31 posted on 10/10/2013 5:51:49 PM PDT by caww
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To: TheRhinelander

The redstate story is satire.


32 posted on 10/10/2013 5:52:17 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: caww

Are they telling the times and routes? I could find an overpass from the north.


33 posted on 10/10/2013 5:53:40 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: mlizzy; onyx; Jim Robinson; TheOldLady
Wa Hooo!!! Let the Truckers Begin!!!!


34 posted on 10/10/2013 5:54:14 PM PDT by caww
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To: RedMDer

We’re going to need a thread on this for tomorrow so we can post photos here for those who cannot go out to it....

Its historical and we’ll want a record for FR...especially since the vets and bikers will also be there and others....

I got a good feeling about this....


35 posted on 10/10/2013 5:56:26 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

I really hope this is happening... instead of just standard traffic for that time of day. What do you think?


36 posted on 10/10/2013 5:59:13 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: mlizzy

37 posted on 10/10/2013 6:00:02 PM PDT by caww
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To: mlizzy

I’m getting phtos now..will post as I find...also asked the moderater to start a thread now even though it doesn’t start til tomorrow..I don’t know how to put one up so for now will post them here.


38 posted on 10/10/2013 6:01:04 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww
Okay, thank you; I've been following their twitter hashtag feed for pics and such: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23T2SDA&src=hash&f=realtime
39 posted on 10/10/2013 6:04:03 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: caww

https://twitter.com/shreksshrek/status/388470622088474624


40 posted on 10/10/2013 6:08:48 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: caww

Help them out, add some cars too.


41 posted on 10/10/2013 6:14:49 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: caww

WOO-HOO!


42 posted on 10/10/2013 6:17:33 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: TheRhinelander

If they close the beltway, the truckers can just come into DC via secondary roads, and cause huge traffic jams.


43 posted on 10/10/2013 6:18:01 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: RedMDer
B T T T ! ! ! ©

44 posted on 10/10/2013 6:18:15 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SADMILLIE
I drove a truck as a girl.

Sorry, I'm confused. Don't take this the wrong way. What are you now?

45 posted on 10/10/2013 6:18:34 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: wrencher

46 posted on 10/10/2013 6:19:38 PM PDT by caww
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To: mlizzy; caww
.. instead of just standard traffic for that time of day.

If the info overlay on the pic is correct, and barring an accident up ahead of 'em somewhere, that's not normal traffic at the southbound 81/15 interchange at 4.40 on a weekday afternoon.

Even that time of day on the northbound side would be way more predominantly car traffic gettin' the hell outta H'burg after state.pa.goobers.us get off 'work'.

Parenthetically, I'm picturing the exit off Rt 15 S where one veers to the right to pick up I-81S.

48 posted on 10/10/2013 6:21:58 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: caww

Megyn Kelly just had the organizer on her show. He sounded pretty serious to me.


49 posted on 10/10/2013 6:22:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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