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Arizona senator encourages truckers to ‘shut down’ Super Bowl

Arizona senator encourages truckers to ‘shut down’ Super Bowl
SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, the site of this year's Super Bowl, is shown during a time when its parking lot was used for COVID-19 testing.

PHOENIX — An Arizona state senator is encouraging American truckers to gridlock this weekend’s Super Bowl in Los Angeles the same way their Canadian brothers and sisters of the road have shut down Ottawa, Ontario, in recent days to protest COVID-19 restrictions.

Wendy Rogers, a Republican, wrote on Twitter Monday: “If truckers shut down the Super Bowl it would partially be payback for Colin Kaepernick and the kneeling.”

Rogers was referring to former the NFL quarterback’s efforts to protest racial inequality by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before football games.

Rolling Stone magazine labeled Rogers as “a fringe figure, deep in the far right.”

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., appeared on Fox News recently to encourage “Canadian trucker-style protests against public health regulations.”

Paul, however, did not specifically mention Sunday’s Super Bowl game.

Meanwhile, Canada’s public safety minister said Monday that U.S. officials should stay out of his country’s domestic affairs, joining other Canadian leaders in pushing back against prominent Republicans who offered support for the protests of COVID-19 restrictions that have besieged downtown Ottawa for more than a week.

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16 Comments

As an immigrant, I have been watching with dismay the slow decline of the American spirit and freedom of thought. It took Canadian truckers to take on the increasing oppression and marginalization of the everyday folk, by the dominant left forces in the world. This is not just about mandates but the rapid erosion of fundamental freedoms and increasing censorship of views that aren’t “progressive/left” leaning. Currently, 70% of the world is not even vaxxed but have gone back to normal, while in the West their govts are forcing them one way or another. A new disturbing trend observed is to smear us with the terms ‘far right mercenaries’, uneducated boors and selfish people who are stupid. Majority of the people are now in a state of being brainwashed by what MSM and SM feeds them. Truckers of USA need to unite and show the way out of this closing loop.

And there in is the problem. Whats the matter,,,, Liberal has nothing intelligent to say? So call the other person stupid. No sir, if you don’t like the comment reach deep down into you weak intellect and come up with something besides name calling and stop acting line a school yard child. No need to respond to me. I won’t be back here to read your childish response. Mr X. Ha!

I find the truckers blocking the bridges ignorant and selfish! They have no right to impede the travel of other citizens, just like the ignorant non Vader’s have no right to spread a deadly virus, or are they like the truckers, of the opinion that only their opinion matters? I am hoping the government steps in and gives them court orders to move on or lose their CDL. All of them sld lose their CDL and drivers jailed immediately. All of their actions are because they cannot spread a dangerous disease. The people unable to work or cross bridge sld go to court to demand removal of all the trash from the bridges.

I am proud of the truckers. They, unlike the democrats; are doing this peacefully. The only thing that concerns me though is if there would be a medical emergency and some poor soul could not get through to get medical attention. Someone has to stand up to our corrupt political system and Deep state operatives. GO Truckers.

We’re a mobile coffee roaster in a toy hauler and ready to serve our men and women on wheels! Where? When? We’ll be there!

So it’s okay to block highways and keep emergency vehicles out or our folks in Blue not able to do their job? This is sad and pathetic. I guess they are not Pro-life. There is a way to protest without causing potential harm to our first responders. So sad. .

I agree but it’s also pathetic it’s come down to this. remember just 2weeks to flatten the curve.. now it’s take this experimental vaccine that’s killing us and our children… OR ELSE. they’ve given us no other option

The average price for a ticket to the Super Bowl is around $5000.00 I doubt very highly that those who have paid for those tickets would be very supportive. Furthermore what is to be gained from this? Supporting Colin Kaepernick? The man hasn’t played in a few years but you want to demonstrate on Sunday? Makes no sense

When your whole career field is soon to be automated, you’ve got to find something like this to fill your time.

DING DONG! Truck driving and coal mining aren’t exactly jobs of the future.

Desperate measures need to be taken to assure our freedom of right to choose. The requiring of HAVING to take the shot is the loss of freedom. Little by little this has been happening over the last decade. You will be really crying when you have no freedom to do what you want. Maybe you should go back to Hitler time and remember that. Sounds like the Tea Party is on again. That’s how we gained our freedom from the English. Maybe you should read more about how we got our freedom!!!! That’s the right to choose. The left seems to like being controlled, so leave and go to anther country. Jack aaaa

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