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Tue Apr 19, 2022, 01:38 PM

What happened to the "Freedom Convoy"?

Has anyone heard from the "Freedom Convoy" lately? Did they get lost in the desert and go all Mad Max on each other?

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Reply What happened to the "Freedom Convoy"? (Original post)
Ray Bruns Apr 2022 OP
zuul Apr 2022 #1
PJMcK Apr 2022 #2
Ferrets are Cool Apr 2022 #6
PJMcK Apr 2022 #9
gab13by13 Apr 2022 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2022 #4
Ray Bruns Apr 2022 #5
2naSalit Apr 2022 #7
doc03 Apr 2022 #8
Midnight Writer Apr 2022 #10
TrevEB Apr 2022 #11

Response to Ray Bruns (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 01:44 PM

1. Putin doesn't have the means to pay them any more.

Guess they all crept back under whatever rock from whence they came.

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Response to Ray Bruns (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 01:52 PM

2. Pfft

It was one of the dumbest... things.

The "truckers" were protesting something but they weren't sure what it was. It started out to be about mask mandates but those rules were lifted so they had to think of something else. But they couldn't think of something. Geniuses, all of them.

It amuses me that they were going to protest against the government but they were driving on the D.C. Beltway, I-495. This highway runs around the District in Maryland and Virginia; it never enters D.C. The highway is ALWAYS crowded and during rush hours it crawls, if you're lucky. So the protesters' desire was to snarl traffic on a road that's always packed. That's not a brilliant strategy.

The media didn't focus on it with the intensity that they covered the Canadian protest so these "patriotic truckers" didn't get the juice that they hoped for. It had to cost them a lot of money to fuel their trucks and buy food. Most importantly, they weren't earning any income and their businesses must have been impacted by the drivers' behavior.

So, I guess they acted with the passion of their convictions but it appears to me that their "Freedom Convoy" was a big nothing.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 02:04 PM

6. They were owning the libs

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 02:52 PM

9. Strange

I didn't feel it.

But I, too, hav had a good laugh at their expense.

Idiots. Just like Trump.

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Response to Ray Bruns (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 01:53 PM

3. People started ignoring them

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Response to Ray Bruns (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 01:54 PM

4. Trucker convoy arrives in Sacramento for COVID protests at California Capitol grounds

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Has anyone heard from the "Freedom Convoy" lately? Did they get lost in the desert and go all Mad Max on each other?

1) Yes. 2) No.

They heard, "Californey is the place you oughta be." So they loaded up their trucks and they moved to ... Sacramento.

Trucker convoy arrives in Sacramento for COVID protests at California Capitol grounds

BY MICHAEL MCGOUGH UPDATED APRIL 18, 2022 1:35 PM



A truck driver signs an American flag at the beginning of a trucker caravan to Washington, D.C., called The People’s Convoy on Feb. 23, 2022, in Adelanto, Calif. A small convoy of truckers demanding an end to coronavirus mandates arrived April 18 in Sacramento for three days of permitted events at the California state Capitol. NATHAN HOWARD AP

A group referred to as the “People’s Convoy” arrived in Sacramento on Monday morning, circling downtown streets and blaring horns in trucks and other vehicles. ... It’s the first of an apparent three-day stint of events planned at California’s state Capitol in protest of coronavirus restrictions.

The first event, with a permit granted to the “Unified Americans Convoy of California” from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday on the north side of the Capitol, is permitted for 200 attendees, California Highway Patrol permit records show. ... The second permit, given to “The Peoples Convoy California” for a demonstration on the west side of the Capitol, is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. for 300 attendees.

Videos on social media and livestreams from attendees, though, showed that members of the convoy had spilled over from the north side and began to crash an unrelated, permitted event scheduled for the west side at 11 a.m. The event by the Prosecutors Alliance of California intended to give resources to crime survivors, according to its permit.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 02:02 PM

5. Thanks. I was hoping they would get lost in the Rockies.

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Response to Ray Bruns (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 02:21 PM

7. NO!!

We have enough of those wackos here already! They came up here first because nobody else was around. Now we're full up with 'em.

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Response to Ray Bruns (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 02:36 PM

8. Maybe they are stuck in Abbots Mexican border traffic

jam.

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Response to Ray Bruns (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 03:12 PM

10. Don't despair. FOX News is reporting a giant convoy from Central America approaching our border.

Right Wingers just loves them some convoys.

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