Throughout the history of mankind, people have thought up some pretty stupid shit: sticking forks in light sockets, playing in traffic, and teaching women how to read, (I kid). That being said, what is planned for 11-13 October by a group of truck drivers takes the cake - they are planning on wreaking havoc on the highways in the DC area.
While I support their overall argument that our elected officials have been doing a poor job of running our country, the group's idea for "getting even" is retarded - pure and simple.
Apparently group's plan is drive at a top speed of 55 MPH on the highways surrounding the nation's capitol, and in doing so pissing off everyone else driving. Back in 2010 French truckers did something like this, so right off the bat, the fact that these truckers were inspired by the French should tell everyone the group is filled with morons, and more than likely - cowards.
The truckers plan on controlling the highway, covering three lanes - leaving the left lane open for emergency vehicles. If you are in a civilian vehicle and don't have a "T2SDA," (Truckers to Shut Down America), sign in your vehicle, plan on getting blocked by the dipshits in the big rigs. Earl Conlon, who according to USA Today is in charge of logistics for this event, said "If 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." How nice.
Tell me truckers, how will emergency vehicles be able to move expeditiously in the left lane if every other normal human being ("normal" being anyone not participating in this event), is also in the left lane trying to get by your stupid asses? Furthermore, what if a normal Joe Schmo needs to get to a hospital fast and they didn't think about putting a "T2SDA" sign in their window before heading off to the hospital to survive? What if they die en route to the hospital due to your intentionally planned traffic jam? What then? Well, Messieurs Conlon and Pete Santilli, (apparently the group's official spokesman), I hope the family of Joe Schmo sues the ever living shit out of you and the rest of the event organizers. If it's me doing the suing, I wouldn't stop until I literally owned you all, and your great, great, great-first cousin, once removed was still making a direct deposit of their paycheck into my heir's bank account.
The bikers who recently rode in DC abided by the laws, and didn't make a mess of the roads or threaten to do so. They just rode. I equate you with those bikers in NYC who attacked the family of three in their SUV and pulled the father out of the car. You aren't martyrs - you're thugs.
And what else did Mr. Conlon say was the group's goal? Only that President Obama, (who I do not support in the least), resigns, and oh yea, Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Feinstein are placed under arrest. While the group says this is not true - it would be humorous to watch them all get arrested for attempted kidnapping. I'd be in the front row of that trial - eating popcorn.
If you want to make changes to our country, get people motivated to vote in new leaders. Inspire people to want change - don't make us hate you, and perhaps more so your moms for not aborting you.