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
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
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
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
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
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!!
Bozeman , Montana