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.