> Why do we tolerate this? posted from lady from the bozeman area
> Hello All,
> 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 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 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 recession. $$$$$
> Late Tuesday/early Wednesday the 12th, they said that tickets would be
> handed out on Thursday 9am at two locations and the president would be
> arriving around 12:30 Friday.
> Thursday morning about 600 tickets were passed out. However, 1500 were
> printed at a Local printing shop per White House request. Hmmmm......900
> tickets just DISAPPEARED.
> This same morning someone called into the radio from the local UPS branch
> and said that THOUSANDS of Dollars of Lobster were shipped in for Obama.
> Montana has some of the best beef in the nation!!! And it would have been
> really wonderful to help out the local economy. Anyone heard of the
> Recession?? Just think...with all of the traveling the White House is
> doing. $$$$$ 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 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.
> 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
> 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
> 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 . Scary!!