Can this on-again, off-again trucker protest in D.C. get any fucking weirder than it already is? Yes, because anything is possible with speed. Despite one of the protest’s organizers saying yesterday that the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” rally was all a lie from the start, a rival organizer now says the protest is moving forward as planned. Oh, and President Obama is Osama bin Laden.
This morning, Louisiana news station WAFB9 published an interview with protest co-organizer Zeeda Andrews, who said unequivocally that Truckers Ride for the Constitution is still happening. Andrews’ remarks fly in direct opposition to those of Earl Conlon, who only yesterday told the Washington Post that the protest was all a hoax designed to get a rise out of “the mainstream media.” Like the Hatfield-McCoy rift of old, there now exists in Truckers Ride for the Constitution warring factions, and Andrews says Conlon is a jumped-up pretender. “Earl has never been authorized as a spokesperson,” Andrews told WAFB9. “As a matter of fact, he’s not riding in the convoy.”
In conjunction with Andrews’ latest comments—and her recent Fox News appearances—Media Matters has put together a closer look the former country singer’s political activism, which seems to be a nice mélange of right-wing shouting, Islamophobia, and crackpot conspiracy theorizing a la Alex Jones:
On her Facebook page, Andrews identifies as a fan of two 9-11 conspiracy theory movies, a documentary that postulates that the government may be secretly injecting aluminum into the atmosphere to block the sun’s rays, and a film based on the lectures of British conspiracy theorist David Icke, who believes a secret race of lizard people run the world. (Radio host Peter Santilli, who has appeared in press reports as a spokesperson for the event, is also a 9-11 conspiracy theorist. Santilli made news earlier this year when he suggested Hillary Clinton should be “shot in the vagina” for treason.)
And that’s not all. According to one of Andrews’ YouTube comments left earlier this year on a video about the Benghazi attack, Andrews has developed a theory that President Obama is actually the dead terrorist Osama bin Laden. She’s analyzed the ears, you see:
The fact that these soldiers were set up to die in a no return operation is obvious they had knowledge that Obama didn’t want leaked. This is the Seals that killed Osama Bin Laden. I don’t believe this story. He is alive call me crazy but, Osama Bin Laden is our President Obama do your research. The CIA has been preparing for this since he was a boy. They have same height, bone structure, hands and ears both are left handed the Osama face was created by Hollywood. The fox is in the hen house.
The fox is in the hen house! Code red! Code red! Everyone get your trucks to D.C. this weekend! The truth must be known! Benghazi!