FW: The Real Story

Subject: The Real Story

Subj: The REAL Story

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.

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 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. 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!!


Anonymous said...

B.S. meter going: ding ding ding ding ding ding....

This is most likely written by a Big Ins shill, and I find it's veracity highly suspect. I cannot find anything on Snopes... YET, but when I scouted around the 'net, I found a VERSION of this same story, although the hubby was called "Jeff" in that version, rather than "Bill." And Jeff had a different job than Bill (how very convenient that "Bill" just happened to have a job at the airport, yeah, right).

I LOVE how they blame union members of being intimidating... in typically rightarded victimized innocent way. Like: pal, it's been the contards who've been packing armed weapons at these events and bullying folks and shrieking and screaming so much that no one can get a word in edgewise. PLEASE!

Of course, the eeevul librul media just works hand in glove w/Obama, who flies in expensive LOBSTER to eat. Give me a break. Just too dumb to say more.

Whether there were better places to hold the event in Belgrade (with more seating and parking) which would have cost less money: I don't know. MAYBE that's true, but OTHO MAYBE the location was chosen for security reasons that are not immediately obvious.

Clearly, this screed is attempting to paint a picture of Obama as being this spendthrift, who doesn't give a crap about cost, which is ludicrous. It's mainly had to be so expensive to do these town halls bc the lunatic right fringe has become so dangerous (eg, need much more security than ever).

Of course, we get the usual buzz words of abortion (yeah, ohmigawd they all had abortion t-shirts on, sheesh), we are being controlled like the USSR (honey, I think that happened much more under Dickhead Cheney than now), and it's us poor little sweethearts that are being bullied (the usual claim of any bully is that they are the victim of bullying) and so on.

I also find it interesting that they CLAIM that their "side" was kept out of the event... in much the same way that the progressives were definitely banned and/or kicked out of W's public events (which were oh so carefully scripted). Methinks thou doth protest too much.

So, I find this whole screed to not pass the b.s. meter & lie detecter tests. I'm sure it'll show up on Snopes soon with a lot of evidence to disprove the veracity of almost every word.

Anonymous said...

When it starts off with "the real story," it's almost always not true.

Don't know what happened there, but I'm wondering if this has been written bc many of the more recent town halls have featured a majority of pro-health insurance change, rather than the frothing at the mouth, rude, bullying, loud lunatic fringe Big Ins enablers?

Seems like they might be running scared. Like the first post, I ran some searches, and there are quite a lot of versions of this "story" out there posted on lots of different sites. But these "different" stories are almost all word-for-word the same.

hmmm... coincidence? doubt it.

gruaud said...

More RW projection.

You just pizzled your pants in happiness when the Bush administration did it, and then did worse.

See what happens when you're stupid and partisan?


Anonymous said...

The horror, the Montanans and their DOGS couldn't get in. I mean, what kind of president hates people's dogs?

Hibryd said...

Here, let me Snopes that for you.


Yeah, there's a whole lotta BS there.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Hibyrd. I am the first Anon poster, and I don't believe the Snopes was there when I first looked. As I discovered on my own - and confirmed by Snopes - there are numerous versions of this fable with the main characters having different names, different occupations & different relationships w/each other (eg, husband & wife v. cousins v. neighbors, etc), but the actual account of so-called "events" is almost word-for-word the same.

Most of it is b.s. It does appear that *some* amount of tickets were given specifically to certain folks, but who & for what purpose is unknown. Apparently approx 1300 people attended, and the majority (approx 900) obtained tix on a first come, first served basis either from Bozeman or Belgrade local gov't sources. So, there was no "packing" of the event with only Obama supporters.

The media was on hand to cover the protests, although Snopes does indicate that once the Town Hall started, the media - gasp, shock, horror - focused MAINLY on the POTUS's forum w/ the people attending the event. As in: during that time period, the media focused on the event, itself, and not on the protestors outside. Why the NERVE of some media!!

The lobster myth is mainly that: a myth. Most likely a rumor started by Big Insurance, as is likely how all of these viral email "versions" of this event got written and sent out.

It is nearly complete b.s., but contards do enjoy their $hit sandwiches served to them by their corporate overlords.

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