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Obama visits Montana
By now you have probably heard that President Obama came to Montana last
Friday. However, there are many things that the major news has not covered.
I feel that since Bill and I live here and we were at the airport on Friday
I should share some facts with you. Whatever you decide to do with the
information is up to you. If you chose to share this email with others I do
ask that you DELETE my email address before you forward this on.
On Wednesday, August 5th it was announced locally that the President would
be coming here. There are many groups here that are against his healthcare
and huge spending so those groups began talking and deciding on what they
were going to do. The White House would not release ANY details other than
On about Tuesday Bill found out that they would be holding the "Town Hall"
at the airport. (This is only because Bill knows EVERYONE at the airport)
Our airport is actually located outside of Belgrade (tiny town) in a very
remote location. Nothing is around there. They chose to use a hangar that is
the most remotely located hangar. You could not pick a more remote location,
and you can not get to it easily. It is totally secluded from the public.
FYI: We have many areas in Belgrade and Bozeman which could have held a
large amount of folks with sufficient parking. (gymnasiums/ auditoriums).
All of which have chairs and tables, and would not have to be SHIPPED IN!!
During the week, cargo by the TONS was being shipped in constantly. Airport
employees could not believe how it just kept coming. Though it was our
President coming several expressed how excessive it was, especially during a
Late Tuesday/early Wednesday the 12th, they said that tickets would be
handed out on Thursday 9am at two locations and the president would be
arriving around 12:30 Friday.
Thursday morning about 600 tickets were passed out. However, 1500 were
printed at a Local printing shop per White House request. Hmmmm......900
tickets just DISAPPEARED.
This same morning someone called into the radio from the local UPS branch
and said that THOUSANDS of Dollars of Lobster were shipped in for Obama.
Montana has some of the best beef in the nation!!! And it would have been
really wonderful to help out the local economy. Anyone heard of the
Recession?? Just think...with all of the traveling the White House is doing.
$$$$$ One can only imagine what else we are paying for.
On Friday Bill and I got out to the airport about 10:45am. The groups that
wanted to protest Obama's spending and healthcare had gotten a permit to
protest and that area was roped off. But that was not to be. A large bus
carrying SEIU (Service Employees International Union) members drove up onto
the area (illegal) and unloaded right there. It was quite a commotion and
there were specifically 2 SEIU men trying to make trouble and start a fight.
Police did get involved and arrested the one man but they said they did not
have the manpower to remove the SEIU crowd.
The SEIU crowd was very organized and young. About 99% were under the age of
30 and they were not locals! They had bullhorns and PROFESSIONALLY made
signs. Some even wore preprinted T-shirts. Oh, and Planned Parenthood folks
were with them.....professing abortion rights with their T-shirts and
preprinted signs. (BTW, all these folks did have a permit to protest in
Those against healthcare/spending moved away from the SEIU crowd to avoid
confrontation. They were orderly and respectful. Even though SEIU kept
coming over and walking through, continuing to be very intimidating and
aggressive at the direction of the one SEIU man.
So we had Montana folks from ALL OVER the state with their homemade signs
and their DOGS with homemade signs. We had cowboys, nurses, doctors you name
it. There was even a guy from Texas who had been driving through. He found
out about the occasion, went to the store, made a sign, and came to protest.
If you are wondering about the press.....Well, all of the major networks
were over by that remote hangar I mentioned. They were conveniently parked
on the other side of the buildings FAR away. None of these crowds were even
visible to them. I have my doubts that they knew anything about the crowds.
We did have some local news media around us from this state and Idaho.
Speaking of the local media...they were invited. However, all questions were
to be turned into the White House in advance of the event. Wouldn't want
anyone to have to think off the top of their head.
It was very obvious that it was meant to be totally controlled by the White
House. Everything was orchestrated down to the last detail to make it appear
that Montana is just crazy for Obama and government healthcare. Even those
people that talked about their insurance woes........the White House called
our local HRDC (Human Resource and Development Committee) and asked for
names. Then the White House asked those folks to come. Smoke and
mirrors...EVERYTHING was staged!!!!!!!!!!!
I am very dismayed about what I learned about our current White House. The
amount of control and manipulation was unbelievable. I felt I was not living
in the United States of America, more like the USSR!! I was physically
nauseous. Bill and I have been around when Presidents or Heads of State
visit. It has NEVER been like this. I am truly very frightened for our
country. America needs your prayers and your voices. If you care about our
country please get involved. Know the issues. And let Congress hear your
voices again and again!! If they are willing to put forth so much effort to
BULLY a small town one can only imagine what is going on in Washington DC.