SMOKE & MIRRORS, TRUCKED IN GANGS, SELECTIVE TICKET HOLDERS AND PRE-SUBMITTED QUESTIONS.
By now you have probably heard that President Obama came to
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 the date.
On about Tuesday Joe found out that they would be holding the "Town Hall" at the airport. (This is only because Joe knows EVERYONE at the airport) Our airport is actually located outside of
FYI: We have many areas 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 recession. ($$$$$)
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 (
On Friday Joe 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 ANOTHER area)
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 (apparently the head thug).
So we had
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
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
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
Thank you , Sue!
This may be the closet thing to the truth that the American public will ever see about Obama's Montana town hall meeting. I performed due diligence, and researched all the newspapers (the 3 B's - Bozeman, Billings, and Belgrade) in that area for further information about the attendees, and found nothing about the rank and file citizens, other than a few pre-approved questions that were asked of The Usurper. There was no mention of busloads of SEIU members, or of even minor confrontations... nor was there any mention of a single difficult question being asked. According to the media, everybody loved Obama and his National Health Scare Plan.
This could be explained, according to Sue, by the placement of the national media out of view of the health plan protestors. That, together with media's love affair for Übermeister Obama makes for very slanted reporting. Interestingly, our local town hall meeting in Grants Pass, OR was also heavily attended by SEIU members. Until then, I had never before seen anyone in Grants Pass wearing an SEIU T-shirt (The Service Employees International Union is the largest and fastest growing union in North America.)
The closest information I could find reflecting anything even slightly negative about the Montana town hall meeting was in the Belgrade (Montana) News: "Most people in the largely Obama-friendly crowd were favorable of the president's funding formula." The fact that it was "largely Obama-friendly" is most likely due to the busing in of supporters from outside the Belgrade area, and the White House's total orchestration of the event. (Look at it this way - if you were throwing a party, would you invite - and be surrounded for an hour or more by - people you knew didn't like you? As Homer Simpson might say... "DOH!" (Granted, Homer is neither a great intellect nor a respected philosopher, but he does recognize stupidity [at least after the fact] when he has been a part of it. Oh, and for you liberals who may think The Simpsons is a "reality show"... IT'S A CARTOON!)
Each day, more and more liberals are slapping their foreheads and going "DOH!" as they reflect upon their choice for President of the United States of America. Obama has eight months in office and has yet to keep one promise he made to the American people! However, with the creation of his Czar Zoo, he has obviously kept his promises to his political allies and fund raisers.
Exactly how stupid are the American people? Watch closely as Obama pushes the envelope in his attempts to make that determination! SMOKE AND MIRRORS..........