Coming to D.C: Truckers For the Constitution, Arrest of Congress, Iwo Jima, Three Percent Type Revolution and Honkin' Big Ole Traffic Jams

Coming to D.C: Truckers For the Constitution, Arrest of Congress, Iwo Jima, Three Percent Type Revolution and Honkin' Big Ole Traffic Jams

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Abby Zimet

As if things in D.C. weren't chaotic enough, here come a bunch of right-wing, some pissed truckers who plan to shut down the beltway Friday, blocking all traffic unless they achieve their goals, which, alas, are murky and ever-changing. First, Georgia trucker Earl Conlon said they'd protest high fuel costs, storm Congress "nice and peaceful" and arrest treasonous lawmakers who have “violated their oath of office,” thus "(stirring) the feather of the mainstream media." Then a radio host and conspiracy theorist who believes the World Trade Centers were destroyed by "a very powerful energy source" and a former country singer who says President Obama is Osama Bin Laden took over the protest from ole Earl and said, no, they won't try to arrest members of Congress, or maybe not anyway they're still not sure, but they hope members will "voluntarily resign," and that Obama will be impeached for his many crimes, especially how he wants to take away their guns and give them to Al Qaeda and wage "terroristic war upon the American people." If the protest fails to achieve those modest goals - and even though truckers' groups have already disavowed them - they say they will wage a "bloody battle" against the government by the armed three percent of the population, just like the Marines did at Iwo Jima, and "we will defend our nation to the absoute death," or at least until the EPA repeals its commie fuel efficiency standards. Last we heard, they were still bickering about what they're doing and why. The bottom line here: If you want to bring your kids to our nation's capitol to teach them our glorious history and show them our glorious monuments, this weekend might not be the best time to do it.

Update: Depending on how you count, either four, a dozen or 30 truckers showed up and slowed down. Cops sent them home on roads already clogged by rain.

We have an important update to our earlier story about the Great Big Siege of Washington D.C. that some wingnut truckers have planned for this weekend. They’re still about 977,000 trucks short of their goal of a million truckers, but if the 3,000 truckers who RSVP’d as of last week actually do show up, that’s enough to seriously muck up traffic in the nation’s capital. Earl Conlon, organizer of the “Truckers Ride For the Constitution,” told U.S. News that the goal is no longer to seek Barack Obama’s impeachment:

“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.

That’s a lot more simple and direct! You gotta like a group that stays so focused on a realistic, achievable goal.

Oh, and speaking of staying focused, it appears that the whole “general strike” that was going to completely “shut down America” is no longer A Thing; the Facebook page that we’d linked to in our earlier article is gone, and the focus of the protest is now going to be a big parade of trucks circling the Beltway Friday through Sunday, blocking all but the left lane, which they will generously allow emergency vehicles to use. The U.S. News article notes that “Truckers to Shut Down America” is now merely “the event’s original name,” and has been reduced to the acronym “T2SDA,” which DC commuters will have to display on their vehicle if they want to be allowed to drive on the Beltway at all. The eleven longhaired friends of Jesus in their chartreuse microbus had better keep that in mind.

And, of course, there’s the arresting everybody in gummint, too. You have to give credit to reporter Steven Nelson for keeping a straight face while typing this up:

Conlon cited the idea of a citizens grand jury — meaning a pool of jurors convened without court approval — as the mechanism for indicting the officials.

“We want these people arrested, and we’re coming in with the grand jury to do it,” he said. “We are going to ask the law enforcement to uphold their constitutional oath and make these arrests. If they refuse to do it, by the power of the people of the United States and the people’s grand jury, they don’t want to do it, we will. … We the people will find a way.”

It’s almost certain that anyone attempting to “arrest” a member of Congress would be arrested themselves for attempted kidnapping.

In our earlier piece, we’d copypasted the organizers’ original statement that Barack Obama had to be tried for treason because Benghazi and Seal Team 6 and “Louis Learner” and all the muslims in gummint, plus fuel prices, too. By yesterday’s U.S. News piece, the charge sheet had — surprise! — changed a bit; now Conlon insists that

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.

Again, we congratulate these folks on their admirable consistency. By Friday, we expect we’ll be hearing that Obama and Congress committed treason by closing the WWII Monument and making the Greatest Generation sad.

Conlon’s goals, at least when speaking to a reporter, seem modest enough, just a resolution to use Any Means Necessary:

“What we want to do is go in nice and peaceful and keep it as peaceful as possible… but if they decide to get ugly with us we’re going to do what we have to do,” he said. “If all I get is one or two congressmen walked out of there in handcuffs, that will be a shot across the bow that will ripple across all branches of government. … I hope they are all civil enough and brave enough to step out onto the congressional steps.”

On his own website, Conlon shares a few additional thoughts:

Read more at http://wonkette.com/531001/wingnut-truckers-now-pledge-to-arrest-congress-or-at-least-clog-the-beltway-for-entire-weekend#heuXcPuPpTTVSwOo.99

We have an important update to our earlier story about the Great Big Siege of Washington D.C. that some wingnut truckers have planned for this weekend. They’re still about 977,000 trucks short of their goal of a million truckers, but if the 3,000 truckers who RSVP’d as of last week actually do show up, that’s enough to seriously muck up traffic in the nation’s capital. Earl Conlon, organizer of the “Truckers Ride For the Constitution,” told U.S. News that the goal is no longer to seek Barack Obama’s impeachment:

“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.

That’s a lot more simple and direct! You gotta like a group that stays so focused on a realistic, achievable goal. READ MORE

Read more at http://wonkette.com/#B0ioDhlmU7oht4YK.99

mportant update to our earlier story about the Great Big Siege of Washington D.C. that some wingnut truckers have planned for this weekend. They’re still about 977,000 trucks short of their goal of a million truckers, but if the 3,000 truckers who RSVP’d as of last week actually do show up, that’s enough to seriously muck up traffic in the nation’s capital. Earl Conlon, organizer of the “Truckers Ride For the Constitution,” told U.S. News that the goal is no longer to seek Barack Obama’s impeachment:

“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.

That’s a lot more simple and direct! You gotta like a group that stays so focused on a realistic, achievable goal. READ MORE »

Read more at http://wonkette.com/#TPe5BIRQjMfVIUVR.

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