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Obama's trip to Montana: What was NOT reported by the major media...

Original post made by John, Birdland, on Aug 25, 2009

I received this email from a Montana friend who was present during Obama's Montana visit and thought you'd like to know. This friend -- a proud American -- asked that this information be shared. Here it is...

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 (name deleted) 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 the date.

On about Tuesday (name deleted) found out that they would be holding the "Town Hall" at the airport. (This is only because (name withheld) 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 (name deleted) 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 Parenthoodfolks 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 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. Joe 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!!

PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. WE ARE BEING SOLD OUT AND TAKEN OVER. THIS IS THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER'S PLAYBOOK.: SET YOUR GOAL. FOCUS ONLY ON IT. SWEEP ASIDE ANY RESISTANCE. DESTROY ANY OPPOSITION. DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO WIN. LIES WON'T MATTER IF YOU WIN.

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Posted by fact checker
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2009 at 11:02 am

Another one of those delete my name but pass it on. No way to check if any of this is true. Name deleted could be anyone and might not even live in Montana. Maybe he or she does! But we don't know.

We all deserve and should demand accurate information from legitimate sources. What is the point of the post? Healthcare? Tables and chairs? Tickets? Name deleted doesn't like the way this was organized? or the waste of money?

How many of the people complaining about the proposal would get rid of Medicare? We haven't been sold out, Healthcare reform is still in the discussion stage. Suggest other proposals! Do that many people really think that the healthcare system in this country is so good that it doesn't need reform?

USSR? You have got to be kidding me! Have you ever been to the former Soviet Union?


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 25, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Unlike the governor of SC/Mark Sanford, he didn't violate his "sacred marriage vows" and betray his wife and children for a pretty younger mistress.

And, he didn't betray our First Lady like the Senator from Nevada!

hahahahahahahaahahahhahaahhahahahahha...


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Posted by Yawn
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Aug 25, 2009 at 1:53 pm

John,

"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!!!!!!!!!!! "

Bush wouldn't venture into ANY public location short of a Military Base! You don't think that any and all of his appearances were not totally staged? Wake up!

Yaaaawn!


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Posted by Hillary
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2009 at 2:10 pm

I love it! Obama has only been president for half of a year and he is already going down in flames. Huffington Post is running a poll entitled "can the Obama presidency be saved?" Just goes to show that you can take a pig and dress it up in a suit and have it talk real cool and sweet but it is still a stupid animal and in this case beyond its pay grade and I am talking about Obama or the Messiah as he likes to be referred to.


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Posted by James
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Hillary...you're right! I agree wholeheartedly. However, the very troubling question is whether Obama and the Dems will go down in flames first...or whether they'll bring America down in flames beforehand. In my mind, it is a close race.

Obama hates this country and it is very evident. Note just recently his desire to investigate the CIA...who so effectively identified potential alQaeda terrorists which allowed for our successful interventions and thwarting of additional attacks.


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Posted by Geez!
a resident of Valley Trails
on Aug 25, 2009 at 6:26 pm

"I love it! Obama has only been president for half of a year and he is already going down in flames."

You people are SO ignorant and no one cant help your party recover at this point. You are destroying your own party with this outright insanity! Back up you rhetorical comments~Your comments are childish and make you look like fool!

You are the anti Americans who hate this Country.

Get a firkin grip will you.


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Posted by Hillary
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Actually this would be pretty comical if it were not so pathetic. I mean record deficits, unemployment at 10% nationally, GDP going negative, approval ratings in the 40%'s, on TV everyday trying to sell himself or maybe his ego, laughed at by the world. Yep change we can believe in. I would not want to be a democrat running next year.


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Posted by Wrong
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2009 at 9:21 pm

"Laughed at by the world"?? No Hilary, that was George W. Bush. Or do you not have any friends outside the United States or did you never ever read the newspapers during W's appointed reign to see that most of Europe was mocking us for having an ill-prepared (dare I say it: dummy) who couldn't string three words together in front of a camera and carry on an adult conversation with other heads of state?

"Just goes to show that you can take a pig and dress it up in a suit and have it talk real cool and sweet but it is still a stupid animal and in this case beyond its pay grade and I am talking about Obama or the Messiah as he likes to be referred to."

Hilary, could you point me to any information that shows us that President Obama likes to be referred to as "the Messiah"? I'm asking nicely, and would appreciate this information. No, I mean real information and not some figment of your imagination.

And James, could you please tell me how President Obama trying to hold all Americans to a high standard shows that "Obama hates this country and it's very evident"? To me, this reeks of re-treaded, tired rhetoric that is trotted out any time President Obama does anything that doesn't follow the conservative's party line.

Honestly, without hyberbole, cliche, or twisted argument, please state your case.


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Posted by Facts
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2009 at 9:48 pm

George W. Bush hates America and was born in Kenya.


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Posted by Hilliary
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Wrong,

I live in Canada and they just laugh at him up here and we are now preceived as the global joke. Obama puts a buy US provision in the stimulus package, Stephen Harper of Canada complains, Obama pulls it out and comes up here to meet with Harper and then flies back and on the next Friday night late signs an executive order stipulating buy american on any government construction project so now up here they believe him to be a liar which it would appear he is. I travel to Japan and Europe also and they feel the same.


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Posted by Wrong
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Hillary or is it Hilliary(??)

Are you in fact "a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood" or a resident of Canada?


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Posted by Hillary
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Wrong,

Both


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Posted by mark
a resident of another community
on Aug 26, 2009 at 4:12 am

Hey fact checker,

Did you check any facts before you wrote you piece?

You state "suggest other proposals". I propose that the government take a new approach, one than includes Honesty, Transparency and Ethics. A lawful government that obeys the laws of the land and specifically the Constitution, as our founding fathers intended.

We both no that will never happen. Here's a novel idea/proposal. The problem with the healthcare system is not even being addressed by your people in Washington(Corporate Government) nor the main stream media(Corporate Media) You and I both know that Health Insurance Companies and the Pharmaceutical Companies proffits have gone insane to the degree that it is criminal If there is no law against thosekind of proffits than there should be The lawmakers would not hold them to account anyway Corporate America slash International Bankers own the BEST GOVERNMENT MONEY COULD BUY You should know you have SEIU THUG written all over you and or your post Could it get any more obvious You come in here as a PAYED SELF APPOINTED MIND GUARD and try and steer the direction of this thread


If Obamacared just one bit the country would be reforming the source of the healthcare scheme HEALTH INSURANCE and BIG PHARMA the ones with all the lobbiest and money stolen from THE PEOPLE

FACT CHECKER YOU CAN CHECK OUTA HERE HELL ITS PROBABLY YOUR FALT MY KEYBOARD IS NOT RIGHT PROBABLY ONE OF YOUR DEATH PANELS DECIDED FOR IT NOT TO BE A CANCER TO YOUR OTHER GOD MOTHER EARTH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF FIVE HUNDRED MILLION SLAVES OR SERFS FOR THE ELITE MASTERS OF THE BANKING CARTEL FORCED VACCINATIONS FOR A LABORATORY DESIGNER PIG BIRD GENTILE HOARSE DOG CAT GOY FLU


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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 26, 2009 at 10:05 am

I'm not having much success understanding most of what Mark wrote. Mark, does it make sense to you, reading it over in the light of day, with a clear bloodstream?


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Posted by Curious
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 26, 2009 at 3:37 pm

It took me about 20 seconds to search on Snopes.com and discover this email has been circulating around the country in one form or another:

Web Link

To propagate this nonesense is bad enough, but then to bolster the assertions with even wilder accusations and unsubstantiated rumors and claims is just plain pathetic and lazy.

If you have a counter arguement or issue with this President or his proposal, propose an alternative or suggestion for change with hard evidence to support your viewpoint. Then we can have a discussion on the merits of the President's proposals and your alternative.


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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 26, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Why would anyone who cares about this country hope ANY president fail? Egocentricity must be more important than effective government. I guess it is easier to complain and assign blame than it is to try and help solve problems. Can you disagree without being disagreeable?


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Country Fair
on Aug 26, 2009 at 6:31 pm

anonymous,

probably because if the president is successful then it will end with the destruction of america so therefore it is responsible to resist and hope for failure no matter what means necessary.


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Posted by Stay Cool
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 26, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Thank you, Curious, for checking Snopes - I suspected they would have something there disproving this idiotic supposed email. Your post is great!
Hillary - extensive international travel by members of my family has given evidence of a great deal of international support for President Obama. I don't know who you're talking to abroad, but based on your comments, I'm not optimistic you are giving any unbiased information here.
By the way, I wasn't aware that President Obama actually "likes" to be referred to as "the Messiah." The only people I hear calling him that are hard core right wingers. Weird.


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Posted by Hillary
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 26, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Stay Cool,

I live in Canada and hear it all the time. They think he is beyond his capability. In the beginning they thought highly of him and thought he spoke so well but over time they have come to realize there is nothing there. I live here and also hear it on CTV and Global which are the TV networks up here. In reading your blogs in the past I realize that you are in love with the guy and reject critism of him and that is cool but I know what I have seen and heard. Believe what you will as it is up to you.


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Posted by Canada?
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 26, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Hilary,

Just like P-Town is more right than left, you're coming from YOUR mind set and happen to live in Canada. I happen to be a dual citizen and MOST of my relatives are living in Canada,far and wide.

There are just as many opinion as there are people, so don't try to speak for a nation please.


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Posted by Hillary
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2009 at 6:44 am

Stay Cool,

"extensive international travel by members of my family has given evidence of a great deal of international support for President Obama. "

and after this statement in your next blog your relatives move from international travelers to all being residents of Canada? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm seems like you are a liar. Good day!


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Posted by fact checker
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2009 at 7:43 am

You can't travel internationally and be residents of Canada? Hmm, I didn't know that. I think you missed the point about not generalizing~


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Posted by Wrong
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2009 at 8:20 am

Hillary,

Why are you attributing the "MOST of my relatives live in Canada" statement to "Stay Cool"? He/she didn't write that, someone using "Canada?" did.

In addition, although asked several times above by more than one person, you haven't yet answered the direct question "where did you get the information for your statement that President Obama likes to be called 'the Messiah' "?

Also, since you say that you "live in Canada", it would probably be more appropriate if you click on the "another community" category when posting.


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Posted by Stay Cool
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Hillary,
By stating that I'm obviously in love with Obama and actually calling me a liar based on quotes that I didn't even post, you have utterly negated any legitimacy you may have been trying to cling to. You can't even properly reference posts that are right in front of your face.
I have seen a lot of sliming on these boards, but you truly take the cake.


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Posted by mark
a resident of another community
on Aug 28, 2009 at 11:08 pm

To bi curious,

Snopes.com, you are joking? Snopes is about as fair and balanced as Fox News, the MASTERS OF SPIN. The article that you refer to is sorry at best. Anybody that believes that rhetoric is an idiot.The Snopes author claims the email had four primary concerns, and then rambles on about them. Never does he nor any of you other clowns that suck up to that rhetoric address the email authors main concern, and that is our country under this administration, is going in the wrong direction. Taken from the email:

"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. Joe 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!!"


The truth of the matter though is, it is not just this administration. The International Bankers have owned Washington since at least 1913 when they passed the Federal Reserve Act. A good example of that is the traitor Jerry McNerney, bought and payed for by the Banksters. Are you on the take too? I believe you are.That would make you a Traitor also. Do you know what they do to traitors?


I also agree with Cholo on this one, you clowns sound like one clown. Sound just like the guy that wrote the Snopes piece too. Nothing more than a con artist, part of the problem and never the solution.




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