[StBernard] Last Week - Obama in Montana

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Tue Aug 18 16:36:35 EDT 2009

My friend sent this to me from her friend who lives in Montana and was at
this event. It's a little bit to read, but shows the truth from an average
person - not what the media or the White House wants us to know.

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.

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
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 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.

Bozeman, MT

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