A group of wingnuts truckers are planning to intentionally slow the flow of traffic in Washington D.C. beginning October 11 in a rally being called “Truckers Ride for the Constitution.” The truckers, led by Earl Conlon and fromer country singer Zeeda Andrews, plan to march on Congress and put legislators in handcuffs. Gee, I wonder what could stop these geniuses? Capitol Police?
U.S. News reports that the protest is an effort to draw attention to “trucker frustrations” such as the high cost of diesel fuel and to express displeasure with the federal government.
Conlon and Andrews say President Obama committed “treason” by allegedly funneling weapons to al-Qaida-linked rebels in Syria. Members of Congress who support arming Syrian rebels, Conlon said, are accessories to the alleged crime. He identified House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., as politicians he will seek to arrest for alleged acts against 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.
“It’s going to be real fun for anyone who is not a supporter,” Conlon said, “[and] if cops decide to give us a hard time, we’re going to lock the brakes up, we’re going to stop right there, we’re going to be a three lane roadblock.”
I would caution Earl Conlon and his posse to take care because given the bullsh*t being spewed in Washington D.C., the Capitol Police aren’t the ones they want to piss off at this juncture.