Sigh. You try to give these people a chance, and what do you get? Sucked into a Glenn Coulter, cross-burning Anti-Muslim hate rally, is what. God almighty…can’t these people even PARK A TRUCK without devolving into…well…THEMSELVES?
On September 18th, we ran an article on an impending trucker strike organized by a group of Teabaggers. As you’d expect with anything organized by Teabaggers, the strike (slated to last from October 11th to the 13th) had something to do with getting Obama to resign for his many crimes against humanity. But first and foremost, it attracted attention for the same reason every other trucker strike ever has: high fuel prices.
Now, we were pretty fair in our coverage, since the author himself is a former truck driver.
“Truck drivers are a notoriously conservative bunch. And surprisingly, it’s not because trucking is just another blue-collar job filled with hopeless idiots. Truckers are a highly skilled and highly trained group as a whole, and not particularly stupid.”
“Truck drivers really do have a lot of valid complaints about the Fed. Speaking as a former driver myself, I can tell you that many of trucking’s ever-tightening regulations that fail to make the roads any safer or the air any cleaner have done nothing but raise Hell for drivers and take a significant chunk out of their paychecks. It’s a great job, but a hard one, and a hard life. And anyone who drives a quarter-to-half-million miles a year at 6 miles to the gallon is going to feel every penny of increase in the cost of fuel. So there’s a valid bitch here. Like many middle-class, small-business owners, truck drivers are getting hit very hard by the favors and tax loopholes extended to the super-rich, and to the companies that regularly victimize them. Personally, I really hope they DO find a way to deliver a real message to Washington.”
While the conclusion reached by the end of the article was “it’s not going to work,” the motives behind it seemed understandable enough. Then, somebody asked why they chose those particular dates — which, coincidentally fell on a Jewish “no work” holiday.
Uh oh. Bad sign. But it could be a coincidence. There are like 363-1/2 Jewish holidays. And then, THIS happened:
Turns out the strike was organized by a woman named Zeeda Andrews, who has no connection to the trucking industry. Aside from periodically standing in front of trucks, wearing a replica of Patsy Cline’s wedding dress. She had this to say on the matter:
(from Zeeda’s pics)
“It does not matter if a million or 50 roll through DC in this effort. Congress will listen to We the People. Which is remove Obama from office for crimes of treason and misdemeanors. We want Congressional hearing on Benghazi and Seal Team 6. Louis Learner [sic] put in jail. No amnesty, remove all Muslims in our government that do not uphold the Constitution. Remove Eric Holder from office for crimes against the people and the Constitution. Last but not least is Fuel prices.“
She also posts things like this to her Facebook page:
(From Zeeda’s pics)
And Ms. Andrews (who, again, isn’t a truck driver), had plenty of advice to offer to drivers participating in the strike.
“DO NOT LISTEN TO ANYONE WHO TELLS YOU THAT THIS WILL HURT US. .. ANYONE WHO TRIES TO TALK US OUT OF SAVING OUR COUNTRY IS WORKING TO CONTINUE TO DESTROY IT. THIS IS THE LAST PEACEFUL MEANS BY WHICH WE CAN SAVE OUR COUNTRY. WE ARE WITHIN DAYS OF A TOTAL MONETARY SYSTEM COLLAPSE — IT COULD HAPPEN ANY MOMENT —- AND WE HAVE A CHANCE TO CHANGE THE ENTIRE WORLD IN FAVOR OF OUR PEOPLE. IGNORE ANYONE WHO SAYS THAT STAYING HOME WILL FIX THINGS. THE DAY HAS COME; LIKE IT OR NOT—- YOU WILL EITHER PARTICIPATE IN SAVING US, OR YOU WILL WATCH THE REST OF US. BE STRONG AND JOIN US, ESPECIALLY OF YOU ARE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT OR GOVERNMENT —- JOIN US BY TURNING A BLIND EYE & REFUSE TO WORK FOR YOUR MASTERS (THE ELITE) — WORK FOR THE PEOPLE…”
(from Zeeda’s pics)
In reference to the fact that trucks aren’t allowed in D.C. (mentioned in our original article), she advises:
The last time this was planned in 2007, they scared off all the truckers in Washington DC by threatening fines for all those drivers who came to DC with no load. We will say F*CK THEM. They will not be able to cite every single empty truck in the USA, in every city. If you are concerned about any fines going to DC, plan to take your truck to another metro area. DO NOT BE AFRAID. Stand courageously for your country — the country we all love and have built with our blood sweat and tears.
So, like most Teabaggers, Ms. Andrews is all jingo, and very little information — not to mention that if you are dumb enough to drive a non-permitted truck up 1600 Penn. Ave, you’re getting a hell of a lot more than a “citation.” The Secret Service doesn’t look to kindly on 80,000-pound potential bombs driven by anti-government, religious zealots parking at the front gates. And they don’t exactly know that those trailers are empty.
Like most would-be cult leaders, Ms. Andrews doesn’t seem to get other people thrown in prison or shot, without running the risk herself.
And it gets better.
Seems our good friends from “Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment” are getting in on the act, too. Apparently, this is just another “isolated incident” of “non-partisan” Teabaggers supporting a fan of hate speech.
“We need to be out there, cheering them on on their way to D.C.!” Overpasses told the Examiner.
Andrews herself told the Examiner:
Hell yeah, this is about the restoration of our Constitution. [The group] welcomes all parties and races. We can no longer remain silent to the UN-Constitutional regulations that are endangering the lives and livelihoods of many on the road…it is more that we can bear.
Whoa. Hold on there, Zeeda. What’s this “we” stuff again? You don’t get to say “we” just because you’ve seen the inside of a sleeper cab.
Then again, you can’t fault the Overpasses people for excess research. As we showed in our now-infamous “Overpasses” video, half of these people aren’t even sure why they’re standing there. Nor do they seem to care:
(from Overpasses pics)
“INTERVIEWER: Could you tell me some of the things that you think [Obama] should be impeached for?
RHEA: Well, the lying about The Benghazi. That’s what this big cover-up for Syria’s all about. They don’t want the truth to be out there about Benghazi and how they let our force — you know, Americans — die.”
In our first truck driver strike article, the author spoke up for his fellow truckers. Teabaggers or no, a driver’s a driver. The article even ended with this plea: “PLEASE, truckers, do yourselves a favor and don’t mention anything Glenn Beck has said while you’re there. And if you simply must, for the love of God, stop off at the Petro in Bordentown, NJ and have them write your signs for you.”
But, as it turns out, there is a bit of a silver lining here. Two, actually. The first is that Glenn Beck and the Teabaggers have (once again) solidified their connection with lying, ignorant anti-muslim zealots. But that doesn’t seem to bother them much.
No. Believe it or not, the REAL silver lining here is that this is yet another sign of the disintegration of the Teabagger party. Apparently, Zeeda’s fellow Teabagger zealots are upset with her, too…but only because they’re a little more antisemitic than Islamophobic.
Raining on that silver lining: Zeeda Andrews lives in Jacksonville, Florida.
Watch some of the insanity we found on Zeeda Andrew’s Youtube channel: