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    re: 'Truckers for the Constitution' Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen [W:192]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    Yes, and obstruction is against the law. Parking on the right-of-way is against the law. Deliberately interfering with traffic is against the law, and may be a criminal offense on the Virginia side.

    Anyways, the guy already backed down from it. Capital Beltway shutdown just a ploy for attention, trucker says - The Washington Post

    Now he claims the whole thing was just trolling for freedom.
    Illegal parking is a misdemeanor. Nobody's going to jail.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    re: 'Truckers for the Constitution' Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen [W:192]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    In fact I did.

    Made my views very clear here.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...-up-tents.html
    You wrote that, what? 3 months into it, when they started looking even bigger idiots?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    re: 'Truckers for the Constitution' Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen [W:192]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Ever boo when the opposing team makes a good play, yet cheer when you team makes a good play?

    Same thing.
    Apples and oranges. It's hypocritical to support public disruption from one group and not another. But hey, if you want to be hypocrite, so be it.

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    re: 'Truckers for the Constitution' Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen [W:192]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Illegal parking is a misdemeanor. Nobody's going to jail.
    The hypocrisy from you and the right that support this is amazing. The sad part is all the truckers are going to do is piss off regular people and damage their profession in other people's eyes even more. It won't stop ANYTHING in the government and they are just hurting regular people.

    I can see these truckers meeting:

    Trucker 1: "The government has gone too far".
    Trucker 2: "I know, let's create traffic jams and piss off people, that will show the government".
    Trucker 1: "Yeah, that's the ticket, YEEEEEHAW".

    These truckers involved are ****ing idiots, plain and simple, just like the OWS crowd. They will accomplish nothing but hurt their own cause.

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    re: 'Truckers for the Constitution' Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen [W:192]

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Well I didn't critisize OWS, I think it was ill conceived and failed to accomplish it's goals, but it was a good use of civil disobedience. I support the truckers too.
    Again, their plan, just like the OWS crowd, will do nothing but hurt their cause. Pissing off regular people is not going to win people over to their cause.

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    re: 'Truckers for the Constitution' Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen [W:192]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Illegal parking is a misdemeanor. Nobody's going to jail.
    In Virgina almost anything can be prosecuted as reckless driving, and you get jail time for that here.

    Aggressive driving: LIS > Code of Virginia > 46.2-868.1
    Stopping on highways is specifically mentioned.

    Cops have authority to impound vehicles parked on the roadway. LIS > Code of Virginia > 46.2-888

    Driving 2 vehicles abrest (let alone 3) can be prosecuted as a felony if they want. Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

    Just because you like what they're doing doesn't mean the cops in this area would successfully prosecute. Virginia is a state full of traffic nazis. You can get jailtime for spinning your wheels for a second at a traffic light. A buddy of mine got 90 days and a 3000 fine for going 90 in a 55 on a motorcycle. Yes, they give jailtime for traffic violations here. And they do it a lot, and if these people stop on the highway to tie up traffic, they'll get arrested. At least on the Virginia side. I don't know about the MD side. (Oh, and aggressive driving carries a 3,000 fine).
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    re: 'Truckers for the Constitution' Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen [W:192]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Right back to the days of WS, J-mac would vehemently defend alot of the things GWB was doing, that Obama does today that he vilifies him for.

    It`s always been his style.
    It's always been the style of whoever supports the party that is out of power, whether it be Democrats or Republicans. Yes, Liberals tried to shut down Washington DC when Bush was in power. Conservatives bristled, and Liberals supported it. Today, the shoe is on the other foot. Some Conservatives are trying to shut down Washington DC. Liberals are bristling, and Conservatives are supporting it. It's all about the politics, and nothing else.
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    re: 'Truckers for the Constitution' Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen [W:192]

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    It's all about the power, and nothing else.
    Fixed for accuracy.

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    re: 'Truckers for the Constitution' Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen [W:192]

    Looks like the whole Truckers Blocking DC thing was a publicity scam

    Trucker backs off Beltway protest - The Hill's Transportation Report

    A truck driver who called for protesting the government by backing up the Capitol Beltway says he made the threat to attract media attention.

    Georgia-based truck driver Earl Conlon, who was behind the group “Truckers for the Constitution,” told The Washington Post he was hoping to use the threat of shutting down the Beltway to highlight the industry's frustration with federal regulations.

    "The comments to U.S. News were designed to do one thing and one thing only: stir the feather of the mainstream media,” Conlon said. “Nothing gets the attention like the mainstream media, like some sort of disastrous threat. I knew it was going to ruffle some feathers.”

    Read more: Trucker backs off Beltway protest - The Hill's Transportation Report
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    re: 'Truckers for the Constitution' Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen [W:192]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Fixed for accuracy.
    Yet both sides do it. Also I think Dana's point about politics is also correct as yours is about power.

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