This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.


  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

'nuff said.
Pfft. I'll buy it when we see it.
On October 11th, a group of right-wing truckers is planning to drive to DC to shut down the major commuter highway that circles the city. They’ll continue to block traffic, they say, until they see the arrest of elected officials who have “violated their oath of office.”

Organizers of the event, which is titled “Truckers Ride for the Constitution,” say they are fed up with a variety of headaches caused by the government: Fuel efficiency standards enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency, Obamacare, state and local laws over idling their trucks, and “insurance companies purportedly requiring technological updates,” according to US News and World Report.

The supposed plan is for a group of far-right truckers to band together and, while traveling at highway speed, not let anyone on the freeway. How this is supposed to work—other than actively running other vehicles off the road—is unclear, but the organizers seem to be just the sort of batshit insane basket cases that you would expect them to be. The running Beltway roadblock will somehow result, they expect, in members of Congress being arrested by a "citizens grand jury" via some insufficiently-described Underpants Gnome scenario, and the reason for all of it is not just that they have to abide by state rules and stuff, but also because treason.
Conlon and Andrews say Obama committed "treason" by allegedly funneling weapons to al-Qaida-linked rebels in Syria. Members of Congress who support arming Syrian rebels, Conlon said, are accessories to the alleged crime. He identified House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., as politicians he will seek to arrest for alleged acts against the Constitution.
More on the right-wing truckers' threats below the fold.

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

No, wait. That doesn't really do justice to the batshittedness. Let's go with this one.

Obama committed treason by allegedly funneling weapons from Benghazi, Libya, to al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels, said online radio host Peter Santilli, who is heading up a parallel protest in California.
Oh yeah, that's the stuff. And also Obamacare. And fuel efficiency standards!

Let's just say that right-wing truck drivers are not exactly the brain trust of the movement. And wasn't it John McCain who spent all summer demanding America give heavy weapons to the nice people he was getting his picture taken with who, oops, may or may not have been actual terrorists? Choosing Pelosi and Feinstein as the centers of your treason-based conspiracy theory, that's a curiously Freudian place to wander off to. You'd almost think crackpot right-wing truck drivers who obsess over wingnut radio-based conspiracy theories have issues with wummen.

Well, it's no "everybody bring your loaded guns to Washington" day, but I expect this one will be a similar non-event. It also seems to have nothing to do with the shutdown, since the truckers started planning this beforehand and are not that agile of mind, and … oh, God, just do it. Go ahead. Nothing screams conservatism quite like trying to cripple various parts of America in order to make an incoherent point you heard from some delusional radio shitstain, you go right ahead with that. I can't wait to see how many members of Congress get arrested as a result of your Benghazi-based fuel efficiency standards under Obamacare theory, but we're all holding you to this now.

Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to Hunter on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 02:41 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

Your Email has been sent.