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(118,379 posts)
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 03:08 PM Feb 2024

Trucker calling for NYC boycott flip-flops

By Shweta Kukreti
Feb 19, 2024 10:50 PM IST

A trucker named Chicago Ray took a U-turn on Monday, February 19, a few days after he posted a video on social media calling for a truckers boycott of New York City to protest the court ruling in former US President Donald Trump's New York fraud trial.

Ray, who released the video on his X (formerly Twitter) account ‘@Chicago1Ray’, now claims that he wants to take his stance back and forget about it. The driver stressed that he "is not encouraging anyone to do anything" ...


No federal judgeship? No year's supply of Trump water? No free shoes? Well, fuck this shizz!

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Trucker calling for NYC boycott flip-flops (Original Post) struggle4progress Feb 2024 OP
He's all over Twitter still calling for the boycott. BlueTsunami2018 Feb 2024 #1
UPDATE: Trucker, after backing down, has warning for NYC: 'Start stocking up!' struggle4progress Feb 2024 #2
He seems well organized. Scrivener7 Feb 2024 #3
Just an assumption that truckers are all MAGA Johnny2X2X Feb 2024 #4
Just talking about the chatter I was hearing. Eugene Feb 2024 #5
This MAGAt is a fucking moron MarineCombatEngineer Feb 2024 #6
Little tuckers go to Russia, where you will be so happy. republianmushroom Feb 2024 #7
This isn't about Fucker Carlson., MarineCombatEngineer Feb 2024 #8


(3,533 posts)
1. He's all over Twitter still calling for the boycott.
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 03:21 PM
Feb 2024

I don’t know where this story is getting its information from but dude is full bore into this boycott thing that no one is going to participate in.


(118,379 posts)
2. UPDATE: Trucker, after backing down, has warning for NYC: 'Start stocking up!'
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 03:30 PM
Feb 2024

Updated: Feb. 19, 2024, 2:18 p.m.|Published: Feb. 19, 2024, 9:49 a.m.

UPDATE: “Chicago Ray,” after backing down, is now warning New York City merchants and consumers that they’d “better start stocking up,” because other truckers are refusing loads bound for the city ...

After deleting the video, likely under pressure from his bosses, he posted a follow-up message on Twitter: Let’s call the whole thing off ...

After he was called out for backing down, Chicago Ray defended himself on Twitter.


When the wind blows, his gums will flap


(51,142 posts)
3. He seems well organized.
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 04:14 PM
Feb 2024

I think I'll go and get some M&Ms. Just in case. Because of the power of anonymous internet guy Ray.


(19,422 posts)
4. Just an assumption that truckers are all MAGA
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 04:19 PM
Feb 2024

A lot of Truckers are part of unions and vote Dem.

One of the most liberal guys I know is a long haul trucker. And he looks the part of a long haul trucker. Big burly bald guy with a beard, and a penchant for wearing flannel shirts and trucker caps. He's got a milion stories of people assuming he's a Trumpster at truck stops and him taking the time to let them know he's a Democrat.


(62,036 posts)
5. Just talking about the chatter I was hearing.
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 10:59 AM
Feb 2024

I'm hearing that this trucker is busy in another part of the country
with no cargoes planned for New York. Performance art.
I guess shooting up cans of Bud Light doesn't get
the views it used to.


(12,619 posts)
6. This MAGAt is a fucking moron
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 11:14 AM
Feb 2024

and I can say from experience that the majority of truckers ARE NOT MAGAt's.
They don't want to take the loads? Fine, no problem, I'd start taking the loads and be laughing all the way to the bank.

Owner/Operators who start denying loads are soon known industry wide and run the risk of being black balled by companies.

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