Skip to comments.Ride for the Constitution truckers slow D.C. traffic
Posted on 10/11/2013 8:45:09 AM PDT by yoe
A group of truckers left Doswell, Virginia Friday morning to take part in the Ride for the Constitution in Washington, D.C.
They planned to join truckers from across the country slowing down traffic around the nations capital.
Virginia State Police, who beefed up patrols ahead of the planned demonstration, pulled over at least one group of truckers, according to WTOP.com.
Four commercial vehicles began driving side-by-side across all four northbound lanes of I-495 on the Inner Loop slowing traffic to 15 mph. Virginia State Police stopped the four tractor-trailers at the 53 mile marker (Fairfax County) and warned them not to impede traffic, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told WTOP in a statement. No summons/ticket was issued. The tractor-trailers were then allowed to proceed on their way.
Trucker Michael Schaffner said the three-day demonstration is not a Democratic or Republican issue, it is all about preserving the Constitution.
The way Congress is doing, theyve basically throwed our Constitution in the trash,
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mine shows calvin pissing on obama.
Four trucks is all they got? Disappointing. Very disappointing.
Ask him if he knows what he’ll be paying for health insurance in 2014. Then laugh uproariously in his face.
I wonder how many truckers listen to Rush?
I’d bet it’s a lot.
The traffic report on the radio after the 10:00 news this morning said there were way more than 4 trucks
they said estimates were as high as 11 trucks.
This happens all the time in Missouri, except the hiways I travel have mostly two lanes per each side, so it only takes 2 trucks to block the traffic.
They do this when a faster truck catches up to a slower truck, then as they go up the hill, the faster one gets bogged down. Par for the course.
Police officials in Maryland and Virginia reported there were no major incidents related to 30 trucks protesting on busy roadways in the rain.
so far, not a huge turn out of truck drivers to DC.
I was afraid of that. Ross Perot was going to get millions of signatures on petitions demanding Clinton resign and load them into a convoy of 18 wheelers. It never happened. I think he may have gotten enough to fill a small U-Haul trailer.
All 1800+ will soon get audited by the IRS. You watch. It’ll happen with the current White House. BHO stoops lower and lower every day!
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Hey Washington DC. Those American truckers own Washington DC; not the other way around.
IMO, listening to Rush is actually a pain in the butt when driving. He's not on satellite radio. I covered everything east of I35 when I was driving. That's a lot of country and a lot of radio stations to keep track of in order to listen to Rush. If I was parked loading/unloading, then I would make the effort to find Rush on the AM dial, but not while driving.
Over the road truck driving is an awful job. I typically went out for 2-4 weeks at a time, and I was often only home long enough for my 34 hr restart before going back out.
Anyone with the ability to get a better job, probably will. The people who do this long term are usually not academically gifted. They are mostly the top 40/classic rock types rather than talk radio listeners.
Good answer, thanks.
A more effective tool would be a truckers strike. Deliver no goods for one week just to start. This technique is a guaranteed show stopper.
“He also says nothing the Founding Fathers said is relevant today.”
Ask him what the cutoff is on relevance of past words and actions, 150 years, 100 years, 15 years, 15 months, 15 minutes? Then tell him he is a revolving fool, when he asks what that means tell him he is a fool no matter which way he turns.