If you’re planning on traveling to work by car this Friday, you might want to reconsider—at least during the morning rush hour. This Friday a protest called ‘Truckers Ride for the Constitution“, whatever the hell that means, is intending to clog up the Capital Beltway with big rigs if their wildly optimistic demands aren’t met—which is mainly to arrest members of Congress.
“The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America,” the groups Facebook page reads. “We therefore declare a GENERAL STRIKE on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013!” Nothing alarms Congress like a strike in D.C. on a holiday weekend when they’re back in their home districts, after all.
I have to be honest: As an American, I’m way sicker of moronic protests in the Washington area than I am of corruption. Somebody really needs to explain to these guys that the District doesn’t even have a real member of Congress (sorry Ms. Norton), and that all those corrupt bastards were voted for by somebody else. If you’re angry at dysfunction in Congress, drive your big rig down to Texas and blockade Ted Cruz’s home in Houston—America would thank you.
“If the 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,” Earl Conlon, an organizer of the protest said. Which is a fool proof plan, after all, considering D.C. area cops certainly don’t know how to tow a truck.
At any rate, at least nobody’s told these guys that the really sweet spot to clog D.C.’s traffic isn’t on the Beltway at all—we’ll just drive around that. Nope, the real sweet spot is the bridges…