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Pic of the Day: SC Truckers Rolling to DC
« on: October 10, 2013, 09:36:47 PM »


HT:  Tanya (twitter pic @ #T2SDA)

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Re: Pic of the Day: SC Truckers Rolling to DC
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 09:40:21 PM »
That's neat. Wish I could have been one of the spectators on the side of the road. I would have had a picnic, and really enjoyed myself. :silly:

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Re: Pic of the Day: SC Truckers Rolling to DC
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 09:46:46 PM »
Very cool....wish I could see it all in person

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013, 10:19:10 PM »
Wow.  I am feeling the stirrings of...hope. 

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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013, 10:27:11 PM »
Tomorrow's going to be one exciting day!!
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Re: Pic of the Day: SC Truckers Rolling to DC
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2013, 01:14:27 AM »
East bound and Down, loaded up and trucking - - - I can hear that song now.     God Bless you truckers - give em Hell
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2013, 09:11:52 AM »
Good for them.  :patriot:
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2013, 01:27:25 PM »
Any updates?   I checked DC area traffic cams and all looks like a normal rainy Friday
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Re: Pic of the Day: SC Truckers Rolling to DC
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2013, 02:02:49 PM »
Any updates?   I checked DC area traffic cams and all looks like a normal rainy Friday

Sorry, Navy.  I have no more than is posted on the live thread.  The rain has been a downer.

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Re: Pic of the Day: SC Truckers Rolling to DC
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2013, 02:10:58 PM »
Sorry, Navy.  I have no more than is posted on the live thread.  The rain has been a downer.

Maybe they're holding off until tomorrow?
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Re: Pic of the Day: SC Truckers Rolling to DC
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2013, 02:16:20 PM »
Maybe they're holding off until tomorrow?

From what I understand, they will be there in shifts through Sunday--possibly Monday morning.

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Re: Pic of the Day: SC Truckers Rolling to DC
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2013, 02:52:43 PM »
From Politico


http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/trucker-protest-beltway-98194.html?hp=r5

 Trucker protest a bust
By: Kevin Robillard
October 11, 2013 02:33 PM EDT

A hoax, no. A bust, yes.

A trucker protest aiming to snarl traffic on the Capital Beltway and inspire a nationwide general strike drew about 30 trucks Friday, causing little noticeable impact on the already slogging, rain-slicked morning commute, Virginia state police said.

The truckers left a truck stop in Prince William County, Va., headed north toward the Beltway and crossed into Maryland on I-495 at about 8 a.m., police said. They sported U.S. flags and the hashtag “#T2SDA” — “Truckers To Shutdown America — painted on their rigs.

But the only thing resembling a shutdown occurred at 8:50 a.m., police said, when four trucks began driving side-by-side on the northbound lanes of the Beltway’s inner loop and slowed traffic to 15 mph. Officers stopped the trucks and warned them not to impede traffic. They did not issue a ticket.

Organizers of the protest didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but the results so far have been a far cry from the predictions of Pete Santilli, the online radio host who helped organize the convoy to demand the resignation of President Barack Obama, among other causes. He told POLITICO on Tuesday that he hoped 3,000 truckers could inspire a general strike of “100 million people [to] get out on the street, get out on the roads and demand that our legislature follow the Constitution.”

The protest drew widespread media attention starting Monday, when U.S. News & World Report reported the plan to clog the Beltway and said the truckers hoped to arrest congressmen. Protest organizers quickly disavowed Earl Conlon, the Georgia trucker who announced those plans. On Tuesday, The Washington Post took Conlon’s word when he said the whole thing was a hoax.

While Santilli told the media not to treat Conlon as a spokesman, Conlon continued acting like one on Twitter, blasting out messages like: “those people listening to the scum bag reporters let me make it clear this Protest is going to be PEACEFUL, !!!”

Supporters were all over Twitter on Friday, although one photo of a truck-jammed highway that made the rounds was actually from a Make-a-Wish Foundation charity event last spring in Lancaster, Pa. The sunny weather in the photo offered a hint that it wasn’t from Friday in D.C.

Meanwhile, mainstream trucking organizations distanced themselves from the protest, whose organizers have questioned President Barack Obama’s birthplace and employed other far-right rhetoric.

Santilli and other organizers have said the protest is supposed to last for three days and lead to the shutdown of commerce throughout the country, depriving the government of tax revenue and forcing Congress to make changes.

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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2013, 03:48:15 PM »
Well if Politco said it, it must be true!
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Re: Pic of the Day: SC Truckers Rolling to DC
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2013, 04:11:37 PM »
Didn't Politico ask the same question about the "bust" with the million muslim march, and recent illegal immigration "rally? :tongue2:"
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« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2013, 01:05:08 AM »
Well if Politco said it, it must be true!

Politico has about as much credibility as Al Jazeera.

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Re: Pic of the Day: SC Truckers Rolling to DC
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2013, 01:50:36 AM »
That picture is supposedly from last May's Make a Wish fundraiser.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dr-gridlock/wp/2013/10/11/viral-photo-from-beltway-trucker-protest-actually-from-an-event-last-may/


Thanks so much for your input and putting us to rights.  We flyover rednecks just fall for any damn thing.  :patriot:

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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2013, 01:52:53 AM »
 :beer: I'sa just reporting what they'sa sayin  :laugh:

Actually, seen that claim in a few places - mostly leftist - today. I'd love it to be wrong.

Edit to add: There are people here who are far more savvy at ferreting out the truth of pictures than I am.
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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2013, 02:00:39 AM »
:beer: I'sa just reporting what they'sa sayin  :laugh:

Actually, seen that claim in a few places - mostly leftist - today. I'd love it to be wrong.

Don't care when it was.  May or October.  Patriots all.  (I've seen it reported since Thursday night.  Anything to distract and discourage from the issue is now the norm here. It'll be reported again and again til the cows come home.  Count on it.) ***gadsen@@@ ***gadsen@@@ ***gadsen@@@

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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2013, 02:11:39 AM »
Don't care when it was.  May or October.  Patriots all.  (I've seen it reported since Thursday night.  Anything to distract and discourage from the issue is now the norm here. It'll be reported again and again til the cows come home.  Count on it.) ***gadsen@@@ ***gadsen@@@ ***gadsen@@@

Yep. They most definitely are patriots, especially considering the potential fall out with all the licensing and rules they have to follow and the potential for highway patrol harassment. It is good to see people standing up and doing the right thing.  :patriot: :patriot:
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« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2013, 04:45:52 AM »
I'm not feeling particularly optimistic about anything right now. Republicans caving while Obamacare takes root, congress throwing around the T word (trillions) like lollipops...I'm disgusted with my government. And when it looks that citizens have finally had "ENOUGH!," 30 trucks show up. We're screwed, folks. If truckers can't git'er done, who can?
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« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2013, 04:59:21 AM »
We're screwed, folks. If truckers can't git'er done, who can?

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« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2013, 05:06:38 AM »
Us.

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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2013, 05:14:05 AM »
No worries. Everyone has a down day.
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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2013, 05:30:20 AM »
Yeah, but this episode's a bad one... You know, to preserve sanity I may again withdraw from the news scene—news leaves me with such a bad feeling. Maybe a short hiatus is in order. Will give her a test run, what say. Perhaps this weekend to start...
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