[Rushtalk] 'Truckers for the Constitution' Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Tue Nov 12 20:51:38 MST 2013

At 01:41 PM 11/12/2013, Carl Spitzer wrote:

>Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:48:17 -0400

         Uhm, Carl?!? C'mon.....man.....it's NOVEMBER!!!!

>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.
>Truckers Say Their D.C. Shutdown Is Full-Speed Ahead]
>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.
>Country Crippled by Government Shutdown]
>"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."
>Zeeda Andrews, a former country music singer 
>helping promote the protest, 
>last week participants would present demands to 
>congressmen – including the impeachment of 
>President Barack Obama – and give the 
>congressmen an opportunity to agree to the 
>demands in exchange for canceling the ride.
>But Conlon says that's not quite right.
>"We are not going to ask for impeachment," 
>Conlon said. "We are coming whether they like it 
>or not. We're not asking for impeachment, we're 
>asking for the arrest of everyone in government 
>who has violated their oath of office."
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