Twitter shuts down ‘Truckers Ride for the Constitution’


UPDATE:   Background Maggie’s Notebook Has more on what’s going down:

Truckers Ride October 11, 12, 13 – No Freight Hauling, Flags Flying – How You Can Help Locally, Where to Meet-up

Having just learned that Government shutdown: The National Mall will be open for a pro-amnesty rally from America’s Watchtower:

But as sickening as all of this is, what is even more sickening is this story:

    While the National Mall is closed to most of the American people there is one group which is going to be allowed to hold a rally on that site tomorrow. While denying WWII veterans the chance to view their monuments the Park Service has given the green light to a pro-amnesty rally at the National Mall.

The “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” sounds like a great idea. How about throwing in some Bikers to take a look-see at the World War II monument?  Of course, Obama’s boys from Twitter and Facebook are now shutting down access to their Social Media sites. Sounds about right for this regime.

Enraged by low wages, fuel prices, regulations, the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, President Obama and  “the corruption that is destroying America,” the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” aims to tie up three lanes of Interstate 495 circling the nation’s capital, with big rigs traveling 55 mph, an organizer told U.S. News & World Report.

UPDATE: Twitter account back up and running!

Twitter has suspended the account belonging to ‘Truckers for the Constitution’, a group that has received national media attention over its plan to roadblock traffic in DC and arrest members of Congress later this week.

Twitter reacted to the news by almost immediately terminating the group’s account.

Attempting to access the organization’s https://twitter.com/T2SDA page brings up the following message:

Twitter Shuts Down Truckers for the Constitution 071013sus

Although the group’s Facebook page currently has nearly 50,000 likes, its previous incarnation was also permanently deleted.

Facebook and Twitter’s targeting of ‘Truckers for the Constitution’ is yet another reminder that the social media giants have total contempt for the First Amendment and any form of political activism that is anti-Obama.

Despite the fact that Twitter routinely fails to shut down accounts that directly threaten violence, and is even slow in removing accounts belonging to terrorist groups (it took 5 days for them to shut down an Al-Qaeda account), its targeting of Truckers for the Constitution is ruthless in comparison.

Within hours of the group’s planned protest appearing in U.S. News & World Report and being linked up on the Drudge Report, the account was terminated. H/T: Prison Planet

Although the event, scheduled for Friday, has been public for around a week, it went viral this morning after being covered in a lengthy piece by U.S. News & World Report which was also linked on the Drudge Report.

“We are not going to ask for impeachment,” the group’s organizer Earl Conlon said. “We are coming whether they like it or not. We’re not asking for impeachment, we’re asking for the arrest of everyone in government who has violated their oath of office.”

Last week, one of the promoters said 3,000 truckers had said they planned to participate in the holiday-weekend rally. Two convoys reportedly will leave from the Doswell Truck Stop in Doswell, Va.

The “general strike” seeks to enlist sympathetic motorists — and will let them pass if they display the group’s calling card: T2SDA, which stands for “Truckers to Shut Down America,” the original name.

The group behind the rally, “Ride for the Constitution,” said in a news release that the “stage is now set for what we now consider the last peaceful defensive stand in a war that has been declared by Wall Street, Washington, and the Whitehouse upon the American people.” More at  USA Today

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25 Responses to “Twitter shuts down ‘Truckers Ride for the Constitution’”

  1. Online Backup Says:

    Really enjoyable your post.Thanks for your posting and I hope you will be continue….

  2. Truckers Ride Oct 11, 12, 13: No Freight Hauling, 3-Day Traffic Jam, Flags Flying – How You Can Help Locally, Where to Meet-Up | Maggie's Notebook Says:

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  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    Thanks for the link and the quote. I am glad the twitter account is back up, but the fact that it was shut down in the first place tells us that they feel some people’s first amendment rights are more important than other’s.

    • bunkerville Says:

      This is going to be interesting to watch. You are welcome, a good one.

  4. Always On Watch Says:

    Bunkerville,
    As you know, I live in the D.C. area. I’ll be paying attention this weekend to see what these truckers can accomplish.

    PS: I’m sure that you’ve notice my recent absence from the blogosphere. I’m barely back even now. I will explain in my post on Friday morning.

    • bunkerville Says:

      I was starting to worry. Hope all is well. Looks like you are in the eye of a potential storm.

  5. Phil Johnson Says:

    Funny, isn’t it, how the closing of sites is big news in the mainstream media when it happens in China or the Middle East. And the talking heads spend hours lamenting the restriction of rights. Here, almost not a peep. Occupy Wall Street – okay. LaRaza – okay. Sandra Fluke – a hero. But freedom loving people – not so much… Trouble is brewing.

    • bunkerville Says:

      Folks are getting fed up big time. Really big time.

  6. Robin Huffman Says:

    Twitter back up!!!!!!

    • bunkerville Says:

      Good news.. Thanks.

    • rjjrdq Says:

      Back up? Twitter is known for having technical glitches. Might have been an overload or a hack-very common. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt unless I hear differently.

      • bunkerville Says:

        Sounds reasonable. Down most of the day. Twitter does not have the best history when doing the bidding of others.

  7. TexasFred Says:

    These guys may have a great idea but they’re as dumb as rocks where the Bill of Rights is concerned…

    They are crying, saying their 1st Amendment rights have been trounced upon, and that is BS… Twitter and Facebook have 1st Amendment rights, we USE their sites, and we use them for free, but Twitter and Facebook have the final say..

    This crying thing makes me seriously doubt how much these guys really have in their favor… Kind of like the group that wants to go to DC and DEMAND, by God DEMAND that Obama resign…

    And we wonder why America is so messed up…

    • bunkerville Says:

      Many share your view and you may be right. I am sick and tired of the conservatives sitting on their hands twiddling their thumbs. Where is the outrage. The price of gas, the pipeline, obamcare. I see no other organized resistance yet we complain about our nitwit rinos.

    • Robin Huffman Says:

      Your point about 1st amendment rights can be viewed from many angles. Twitter is a business, Without its’ users, they would have to shut down, They make money through advertising, just on a different scale than FB. If they shut down every group they don’t agree with, they are “cutting off their nose to spite their face”. They allow all kinds of filth to remain, yet shut down groups that don’t support their liberal agenda. This is bias censorship. They will be going public soon, so it will only get worse. The rest of your comments are utter trash. For much the same reason that “America is so messed up”. Oh, and by the way, the twitter account is back up.

      • bunkerville Says:

        Well put and I agree with your analysis. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. carvo Says:

    Or they’re being used:
    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/08/boston-school-bus-drivers-strike-kids-get-rides-from-cops-instead/

    • bunkerville Says:

      Not sure if I see the connection. Can you explain?

  9. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    My youngest son is a trucker. I hope he is involved in this. Obama has declared war on America. It is time for the few patriots we still have to stand up and be counted. Got truckers, go!!!

    • bunkerville Says:

      It will be interesting to see what the media does with it. No doubt similar to what they did when the tea party came to town.

  10. Petermc3 Says:

    I was a traffic manager for a 48 state and overseas carrier carrier from 1978-1996. One of the greatest moments in trucking history was the “sunsetting” of the ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission). While they did some good, the ICC hand and hand with the states fuel stamp commissions they did their best to harass and make life a living hell for independent truckers as well as the companies they leased to. We had a North Carolina fuel tax audit with the auditors camped out in our offices from 1978- 1982; they found nothing. A microcosm of harassing the good guys while allowing unscrupulous brokers to reign havoc upon the industry. How in God’s name do these truckers survive in today’s repressive regulatory environment along with the high cost of everything is beyond me; this without a recession or depression! LOL. I’m waiting for some country performer to write a song called “When Diesel Was A Dollar”. Roll on down I-495 brothers, we’re with you… Piss on those faggots at Facebook and Twitter, who needs them.

    • bunkerville Says:

      I am with you. Having been in business, I know of what you speak. I can only imagine the harassment of physicians and hospitals when they snoop around on our dime. The endless litigation that costs them nothing.

  11. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the link. Time to rumble.

      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.
        Everything we have, is carried by truck.


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