Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Truck Convoy Protest Causing Traffic Problems on Capital Beltway (Live Thread)
CBS ^ | Friday, October 11, 2013

Posted on 10/11/2013 6:30:47 AM PDT by kristinn

A convoy of tractor-trailers planning to circle the Capital Beltway in protest of the federal government has begun its descent on the Washington area and is causing some traffic problems for the morning commute.

The “Truckers Ride for the Constitution,” which organizer Zeeda Andrews said could attract as many as 3,000 big rigs to the nation’s capital, only had about 10 participants as of 8:30 a.m.

Andrews insists the convoy is meant to be a peaceful protest rather than a traffic clog. The organizer said Thursday that reports of the trucks planning to take up three lanes of the Beltway were inaccurate, and that they should only occupy one lane of traffic.

But WNEW’s John Domen, who began following the trucks as they drove north past a truck stop on Interstate-95 in Dumfries, Va., said trucks were taking up all four lanes of the Inner Loop of the Beltway in Annandale, Va. and had slowed to 10 mph, blocking traffic from getting by.

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: constitution; dctruckconvoy; i495; nonevent; obama; shutdown; t2sda; truckconvoy; trucking
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-110 next last

1 posted on 10/11/2013 6:30:48 AM PDT by kristinn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: All
Updates via Twitter at #T2SDA.
2 posted on 10/11/2013 6:33:07 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Hey, Clown Prince nobama...they pay taxes for use of the highways. Leave them alone.


3 posted on 10/11/2013 6:33:35 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

The truckers have an ally: the rain. DC traffic is usually slowed down by even a slight rain, but its been pouring in DC for hours. :)


4 posted on 10/11/2013 6:33:39 AM PDT by Starboard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
TWITTER: ABC7News ‏@ABC7News 16m VSP officers stopped four truckers a short time ago driving four-wide, urging them not to impede traffic.
5 posted on 10/11/2013 6:34:16 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Somebody throwing a chewing gum wrapper out the window could cause traffic problems on the beltway.


6 posted on 10/11/2013 6:35:57 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Well, according to the media bleats and Democrat brays about this ‘shutdown,’ it is a near total catastrophe of idleness and absence that effects each American down to his/her very needy core.

If this is true, a bunch of truckers on the beltway or the parkways around that cesspool shouldn’t be causing any problems at all since all of the governmetn (what media and Obama would like you to believe)is home on furlough.

So, DC’ers, just suck it the hell up and STFU. Go enjoy your furlough - you’re gonna get paid for the time off any way. If I had my way, you’d be sitting home for the rest of this year - at least.


7 posted on 10/11/2013 6:36:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Stacy Moniot-WBOY 12 News

HAPPENING NOW: A group of people are showing their support for the truckers headed to D.C. today by waving flags over Rt. 50 in Harrison County.

Seems like most trucks (and some cars) are honking in response.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=645043585535626&l=6d8bd4884c


8 posted on 10/11/2013 6:36:23 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Photo by Bri Carter, WJLA-TV via Twitter
9 posted on 10/11/2013 6:36:32 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn; Admin Moderator

Can we get this into “Breaking” so we don’t get a bunch of duplicates?


10 posted on 10/11/2013 6:36:49 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
The truckers are doing no worse than the Administration is doing to the whole country.

11 posted on 10/11/2013 6:36:53 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

bump


12 posted on 10/11/2013 6:37:08 AM PDT by don-o (Hit the FReepathon hard and fast! Nail this one for the Jimmer. Do it now!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

A result of high gas/diesel prices is that it conveniently makes it harder to go to DC to protest.


13 posted on 10/11/2013 6:37:18 AM PDT by Noamie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

let’s hope the little tin gods with the badges don’t open fire on the truckers


14 posted on 10/11/2013 6:37:49 AM PDT by drypowder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tijeras_Slim

“Somebody throwing a chewing gum wrapper out the window could cause traffic problems on the beltway.”

They don’t need “thousands” to make an impact. as few as 15-20 trucks, acting in concert, could shut down the highways of almost any major city.


15 posted on 10/11/2013 6:37:59 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
DC Traffic cams
16 posted on 10/11/2013 6:39:14 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

We got a great big convoy travelin round the belt
We take back our freedoms, dump zer0care which smelt.

We got a great big convoy travelin round DC
We gonna stop ole zer0 from his on the constitution pee

Convoy!


17 posted on 10/11/2013 6:40:44 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gaffer
So, DC’ers, just suck it the hell up and STFU

I agree.. WTH are those whining dems going to do up there... blame Republicans?

18 posted on 10/11/2013 6:40:55 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Paine in the Neck
Charlie Spiering ‏@charliespiering 3m

#T2SDA Trucker convoy was pulled over by police by according to @NickWTOP but weren't ticketed -> https://twitter.com/NickWTOP/status/388654288492564481 …

19 posted on 10/11/2013 6:41:03 AM PDT by don-o (Hit the FReepathon hard and fast! Nail this one for the Jimmer. Do it now!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: All

Screengrab of VDOT camera video via Twitter
20 posted on 10/11/2013 6:41:39 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
You can track the convoy Here
21 posted on 10/11/2013 6:43:45 AM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

BTTT


22 posted on 10/11/2013 6:44:07 AM PDT by silentreignofheroes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

God bless these truckers and keep them safe!


23 posted on 10/11/2013 6:44:19 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
A convoy of tractor-trailers planning to circle the Capital Beltway in protest of the federal government has begun its descent on the Washington area and is causing some traffic problems for the morning commute.

So, how is this any different from a normal morning commute in the DC area? Seriously, in DC, an accident in the margin of a freeway--not blocking a lane at all--is enough to stop all traffic in the 6 lanes going that direction. The supporters of this can write what they will; it's a shame the protest isn't larger, and that its effect on DC traffic is imperceptible.

24 posted on 10/11/2013 6:44:22 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

25 posted on 10/11/2013 6:45:08 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: exDemMom

26 posted on 10/11/2013 6:46:26 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: freeangel

27 posted on 10/11/2013 6:48:16 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: exDemMom; kristinn

I wonder about the efficacy of this protest. The elites aren’t going to notice or be affected by this, but a whole lot of regular folks will, and I don’t think they’ll be very understanding of the message being put out this way. JMHO


28 posted on 10/11/2013 6:49:06 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

Luv the pics, keep up the good work.


29 posted on 10/11/2013 6:49:42 AM PDT by sport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: drypowder

That would be monumentally stupid.

Like “kick starting CWII” kind of stupid.


30 posted on 10/11/2013 6:52:44 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Ten trucks? a convoy of ten trucks?

That’s not a convoy. That is an ordinary moment on I 81

Just wait. It is going to cause apoplexy.

All of you going to watch........ park across the river and take the Metro to the Mall.


31 posted on 10/11/2013 6:52:48 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
This is the local CBS station's traffic cam map. Looks like a normal rainy day around the Beltway.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/traffic/

32 posted on 10/11/2013 6:54:05 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee
I wonder about the efficacy of this protest. The elites aren’t going to notice or be affected by this, but a whole lot of regular folks will, and I don’t think they’ll be very understanding of the message being put out this way. JMHO

I agree. This just pisses off regular citizens that are trying to go about their daily business. Now if the truckers blocked the driveways of certain congressman and senators, that would be effective.

33 posted on 10/11/2013 6:56:15 AM PDT by Right Brother
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Leaving a crumb to find my way back.
BTTT


34 posted on 10/11/2013 6:56:53 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My CAPS work. You gotta earn them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

“The elites aren’t going to notice or be affected by this, but a whole lot of regular folks will, and I don’t think they’ll be very understanding”

The same way they are when liberal SEIU rent-a-mobs tie up traffic??

These people live inn the government-dependent DC bubble, and they need to know, and understand, just how pi***d off the heartland is.


35 posted on 10/11/2013 6:57:41 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Right Brother
I agree. This just pisses off regular citizens that are trying to go about their daily business.

We deride the sheeple and LIV's for their cluelessness. Tell me, please, how do they awake from their stupor unless something is done to piss them off?

36 posted on 10/11/2013 7:01:16 AM PDT by don-o (Hit the FReepathon hard and fast! Nail this one for the Jimmer. Do it now!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

good stuff.

Go Trucker Patriots!


37 posted on 10/11/2013 7:01:40 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf; Right Brother

There are plenty of people in the DC area who travel 495 everyday who are on the same side as “the heartland.” Not everyone associated with the federal govt is an SEIU thug. I’m only questioning how many who see or are caught up in this have any idea what message is even being sent, and if this is the best method of sending it. Personally I like Right Brother’s suggestion, but that brings other issues.


38 posted on 10/11/2013 7:03:11 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf
"Seems like most trucks (and some cars) are honking in response."

If you or I were stuck behind some asshole going 10 mph in the fast lane with clear road ahead on our way to work, we'd be honking too. (And it wouldn't be in support!)

If they're clogging ALL lanes, that's BS. What about ambulances?

This is the kind of stuff that affects the little guy, and hurts us.

39 posted on 10/11/2013 7:04:59 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: 11th_VA

ohoh. “Internet explorer cannot display this page”


40 posted on 10/11/2013 7:05:20 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Well intentioned but misguided and ultimately pointless. This will neither wake up any sheeple or change the mind of a single government official.


41 posted on 10/11/2013 7:06:40 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: don-o

I agree. More needs to be done to bring attention to public outrage. Phone calls and emails to Congress isn’t getting it done.


42 posted on 10/11/2013 7:06:55 AM PDT by rusty millet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Guess that was a fake story claiming Obama was going to use the National Guard to shut down the Beltway, eh?


43 posted on 10/11/2013 7:07:09 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Link to Washington DC traffic cams

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=743


44 posted on 10/11/2013 7:07:54 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Buckeye McFrog

That story was satire. There have been way to many satire articles as of late, problem is they are believable.


45 posted on 10/11/2013 7:08:07 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

I think there are a lot of regular folks who are sick of the people having no way to stop the “business as usual”. People were coming out in droves to the townhall meetings when Obamacare was being considered - until the Tucson shooting gave the Congress-critters an excuse to call off the town meetings. And then there was the million-plus rally in DC on tax day, but those kinds of shows of support were quashed by the IRS harassment of the Tea Party groups. We’ve burned down the phone and fax lines at the Capitol. We’ve done everything we were supposed to do, and what we get in turn is Obama and the whole system pissing in our faces (”making it hurt”), and even worse, dishonoring the families of our heroes killed in the line of duty defending this nation.

The thing I would fear or hate more than anything at this point is “business as usual”. If I had to come in late to work because I absolutely could not get there because there were people blocking the way with American and Gadsden flags in order to disrupt “business as usual”, I would cheer loudly. There’s no way my employer could give me grief because the circumstances were beyond my control, and if I’m going to be stuck in traffic, I would be glad to be surrounded by people DEFYING the normal brain-dead runaround of “business as usual” and instead raising a huge red flag in protest of the total takeover of this country by the foreign enemy combatant occupying our White House and his communist-Islamist allies who put him there and who he has installed at every level of government, controlling every aspect of American life.

And if the resistance could target any one group, the group it should target is the news media. If we’re going to block driveways it should be the driveways of all the media outlets, because none of this crap would be possible if the media wasn’t providing -ahem - mouth service to the foreign enemy combatant who is “radically transforming” this nation from the Constitutional Republic it has always been into a third-world dictatorship.

The media needs to be next. They are the root cause of all this crap, and we need to let them know that we know it. All of us.


46 posted on 10/11/2013 7:09:01 AM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Right Brother

1st, I’ve had many misgivings about this plan. Silliness and irritating at best. As you said, it POs people and makes them HATE your cause.

2nd, I’m hearing it’s a bust. Basically no one participating. I don’t know if it’s just plain a bust or they backed out because of the awful rain.


47 posted on 10/11/2013 7:10:32 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

TEN participants?? Talk about the mouse that roared. On the other hand, if TEN guys messed up the traffic, imagine if there WERE three thousand.


48 posted on 10/11/2013 7:11:16 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sir Napsalot
Earlier this morning, from south of the beltway:


49 posted on 10/11/2013 7:11:50 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: don-o
how do they awake from their stupor unless something is done to piss them off?

I'm sorry but this sounds like something the Occupy folks beleived.

No one is saying not to protest or not to keep getting the message out. I, personally, just don't agree that this is the way. Pissing off "ordinary working" people who are just trying to get their day done just doesn't seem an effective way to persuade them.

50 posted on 10/11/2013 7:12:22 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-110 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson