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(My Fox DC)   Truckers trying to take credit for jamming the DC Beltway on a rainy day is like a singing bird taking credit for a sunrise   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 28
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5064 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Oct 2013 at 12:30 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-11 11:54:02 AM  
21 votes:
I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.
2013-10-11 12:34:50 PM  
8 votes:
UPDATE: Trucker demonstration to block traffic on the 495 has been postponed due to a traffic jam on the 495.
2013-10-11 12:17:47 PM  
8 votes:
I knew I was smart to put up my "DISCOUNT METH OUTLET" tent on 270 today.

Now my biggest decision is which eye gets the monocle and my biggest worry is when will my Veyron be modified to be top-hat-accessible.
2013-10-11 01:26:52 PM  
6 votes:
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net

They can never stay together for too long anyway.
2013-10-11 12:43:52 PM  
4 votes:
They've been organizing this protest every day for years in Atlanta.
2013-10-11 02:04:03 PM  
3 votes:
Where's the DC sniper when you need him?
2013-10-11 12:47:24 PM  
3 votes:

pockypimp: duffblue: DC has the worst traffic in the first world.

Obviously you've never been in southern California, the 5, 110 or 405 are parking lots all the time.  Heck any of the LA area freeways/roads blow goats.  30 minutes to go 15 miles is normal.  2 hours to go 20 miles was a standard for me going from West Hollywood to East LA.

My friend who lived in Virginia and commuted into DC said the big problem is the lack of roads into/out of DC.  In LA there's plenty of options but they all suck.


I said the first world.
2013-10-11 12:44:10 PM  
3 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I've actually been swayed by this group's goals, and I've decided to help participate in clogging the beltway today. I'm organizing like-minded drivers -- you don't have to have a truck, any car will do -- and we're going to block the northbound stretch of 495 going up form Tyson's Corner and around the spur toward Bethesda. Plan on being in that area around 3:30; it'll be epic. Don't forget to honk your horn for solidarity.


And I'll take care of outbound 66 near Nutley! Maybe one of my buddies can wreck his shiatbox into the jersey wall like he does every Friday anyway...
2013-10-11 01:24:11 PM  
2 votes:
Obviously none of you sit in Atlanta traffic on a regular basis.  These teatards protest on I-285 every afternoon.  I hate them with a fiery passion.  This is what my commute home looks like today because of them.

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2013-10-11 01:03:12 PM  
2 votes:
You know who else like to jam things?

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2013-10-11 12:54:04 PM  
2 votes:
Stop trying to make "Ride for the Constitution" happen...it's not going to happen.
2013-10-11 12:43:22 PM  
2 votes:

impaler: UPDATE: Trucker demonstration to block traffic on the 495 has been postponed due to a traffic jam on the 495.


Know how I know you're from the West coast?
2013-10-12 07:58:59 AM  
1 votes:

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and anybody who voted for him, and their entire family, and friends, realatives, neighbors, dogs cats,


The thoughts of a trucker after 10 Red Bulls and a few fist fulls of speed.
2013-10-11 06:15:30 PM  
1 votes:

medius: On its website, the group lists several demands, including that President Barack Obama resign immediately


Look, I like Joe Biden as much as the next dude, but even I don't have much of a hard-on for President Biden. But apparently that's exactly what this Convoy wants.

The complaint about low wages is the real shocker to me. Are you serious? Nobody's gonna help you there, buddy. That's the invisible hand of the free market at work.

And I don't get the pissing match about who has the "worst" traffic. Beyond a certain threshold, it really doesn't matter. You're just at the bottom of the pit scraping by. The Top X Worst Traffic Zones are all Equally Worst.
2013-10-11 06:02:10 PM  
1 votes:
So, you're going to use  federally funded public roads to "protest". On a Friday. At the major commute time. It took me 1 1/2 hours to go from Belvoir to Triangle. I just got home. The only thing you're doing is pissing people off and after sitting in a car on I-95 with a full bladder for a farking hour and a half I would've gotten out of my car and beat your farktarded asses myself. Guess what, the only thing commuters want to do is GET HOME. They couldn't give a shait less about your "protest".
2013-10-11 05:23:37 PM  
1 votes:
So let's sort this out. 30 truckers attempted to subvert the democratic process, destroy the world economy, and dismantle America's security apparatus by attempting to slow DC drivers' already terrible commute to an even slower speed.
2013-10-11 04:49:47 PM  
1 votes:

mongbiohazard: My wife lives 4 blocks from our house in Rockville


She should move closer to where she lives.
2013-10-11 04:18:19 PM  
1 votes:
My beltway is blocked. Then again, I did kinda overdo it on the cheese consumption yesterday.
2013-10-11 03:49:19 PM  
1 votes:
shanrick:

Cause we got a little ol' convoy
Rockin' through the night.
Yeah, we got a little ol' convoy,
Ain't she a beautiful sight?


Fun fact:

Ray Stevens, *other* novelty song writer of the '70's, the guy who wrote "The Streak" and "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival..."

He now writes very forced Teabaggie-themed novelty songs.It is so very sad.
2013-10-11 03:01:13 PM  
1 votes:
Is it perverse that I really wish that Pocket Ninja were there with a CB radio tuned to channel 19?
2013-10-11 01:27:59 PM  
1 votes:
On its website, the group lists several demands, including that President Barack Obama resign immediately

From a bunch of clowns who voted for a cowboy costume,,,twice.
2013-10-11 01:27:40 PM  
1 votes:

mongbiohazard: So much for screwing up traffic on the Beltway. It was much better today, actually. The thing is, these yahoos don't seem to realize that the betway is completely farked traffic every day of the school year, and quite a few over the summer too. Trying to screw up traffic on it is like pissing into an ocean of piss. Yeah, you added 0.0000001% more piss... congrats, loser.


I can hear the commercial now:  "New, improved Pissbrew!  Now with more piss!"
2013-10-11 01:14:41 PM  
1 votes:
media.trb.com
2013-10-11 01:06:06 PM  
1 votes:
If these people are protesting the federal government shouldn't they be avoiding the interstate?

Also I'm sure the best way to get people to agree with your viewpoint is to make an already crappy commute even worse.
2013-10-11 01:00:40 PM  
1 votes:

Walker: OK, to all you LA and NY drivers saying you have worse traffic than DC:

The D.C. region's traffic is worse than chronically choked L.A., San Francisco and New York, the report says.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/New-Report-DC-Really-Does-Ha ve -the-Worst-Traffic-in-the-US-189744731.html

We also have the worst drivers in the US:
http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-us-drivers-are-in-washington-dc -2 013-8

Advantage: DC
If you can call that an advantage


How can DC have the worst drivers in the US? DC isn't even part of this country.
2013-10-11 12:50:35 PM  
1 votes:
So a very small fringe group of people who don't represent the views of the majority are trying to shut things down, and ruin things for a lot of people? Sounds about right.
2013-10-11 12:39:20 PM  
1 votes:
Because ... CONSTITUTION!111!!!!!1!!
2013-10-11 12:34:08 PM  
1 votes:
Pete and re-Pete submitted a link. Pete got greenlit. Who is left?
 
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