The Televangelist messiah President
You know, it’s interesting…
Obama and all his supporters say we are living in soup line America. The economy sucks, they say. They have to decide between food and paying their bills, they say. They’ve lost their jobs, can barely eat, can’t pay their bills, they say.
Obama takes in $700 Million in campaign donations from these same people. And now they are spending money they don’t have simply to travel across the country to see their One empty suit Affirmative Action messiah get sworn in.
Wouldn’t it be much, much cheaper to just watch it on TV? Wouldn’t it be much, much better for ‘saving the planet’ to not have millions upon millions of people driving and emmitting greenhouse gases along the way to Washington?
I guess these people are just like their One empty suit Affirmative Action messiah: they are all liars. The economy is *not* that bad and the planet apparently is not dying due to man.
Thinking about that $700 million these idiots gave to this tool, it’s almost like this is a cult and people are sending in money to a televangelist. He speaks a load of bullshit about saving them and the world, they send in their money. We can just call Obama the Televangelist messiah President.
Also, if all these morons who voted for Obama would have adopted the “Yes We Can!” mantra in their own individual lives to achieve success and prosperity, things would be a lot different in their lives and they wouldn’t have to be poor and dependent on an empty suit Affirmative Action messiah.
“Yes We Can!” depend on the government to fix their lives, but “No We Can’t!” pull up their bootstraps and do anything to improve their lives for themselves.
Meanwhile, they continue spending money they apparently don’t have to spend on campaign donations and trips to DC. Must be fucking nice. I can’t take a vacation anywhere, even though I have a good job. Because I have, you know, responsibilities and bills to pay. I guess I should just be an irresponsible fuckhead like these assholes and just default on my mortgage and donate my money to false messiahs and then I can take vacations I can’t afford too!
Inauguration or bust: Many content to just get on a bus
BY SUZETTE HACKNEY • FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER • November 23, 2008
The trip won’t be comfortable — cramped quarters, infrequent stops, limited food, neck pain and pit-stop hygiene. But for thousands of metro Detroiters and other Michiganders who will travel to Washington, D.C., by bus to attend Barack Obama’s historic presidential inauguration, the mantra is: “Yes, we can!”
The trips to the Jan. 20 ceremony are being organized by local churches, schools, organizations and individuals. Because of limited hotel space and limited budgets, these “there-and-back” or “turnaround” trips have become all the rage. Buses will roll out the evening of Jan. 19, arrive in Washington, D.C., the morning of the swearing in, and depart later that day.
“The sacrifice is definitely worth it — we want to feel history being made,” said Rhonda Graves, executive assistant to Bishop Edgar Vann of Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit. “We are determined to go.”
Record-setting crowds are expected to descend upon the district to watch Obama become the nation’s 44th president and the first African American [1/2 black American with no slave blood but he’s clean and articulate] to hold that office. Washington Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said this past week that officials are bracing for a turnout of possibly 3 to 5 million people. He said people are expected to camp overnight [camp? do they know how cold it is?], starting Jan. 19, to get as close as possible to the viewing area and parade route.
The largest crowd ever recorded on the National Mall was for President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1965 inauguration. The park service estimated 1.2 million people attended. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan’s inauguration drew about 500,000 people, and President Bill Clinton’s 1993 inauguration attracted about 800,000 people, according to park service estimates.
Though members of Congress will be allotted 240,000 tickets to distribute to those who will actually get a seat at Obama’s swearing-in ceremony, millions of spectators are expected to line the Mall and the parade route to peer at large screens.
Michigan lawmakers’ offices and Web sites have been inundated with requests for tickets. On Friday, Rep. John Conyers’ office said it had received thousands of requests, “and it continues to grow every day.” On Sen. Carl Levin’s homepage, constituents are told that Levin received an unprecedented number of requests for tickets, and can no longer take new requests.
Ready to roll
With escalating airfare, charter bus services have been deluged with requests for vehicles to make the roughly 500-mile trek to Washington. And though the D.C. metro area has about 95,000 hotel rooms, they are booking quickly and are being priced at two to three times the normal rate. [95k – 4,000,000 = a lot of people sleeping on the street]
“priced two to three times the normal rate”? What’s this? I thought in the new Barack Obama Fantasyland of unicorns and rainbows and healing the world’s sick and stopping the rise of the world’s oceans, everything was going to be fair? No more inequality. No more only catering to the rich. We’re going to spread the wealth around and make everything equal and give the same opportunities to everyone. So where’s the messiah? Is he going to put a windfal profits tax on the hotels, since it is unfair for them to make so much money on his inauguration?
Trips from metro Detroit range from $85 for barebones transportation, to $500 for transportation, lodging and a hot meal or two. Travelers are being encouraged to pack snacks, water, warm clothes, comfortable walking shoes, neck pillows and survival kits that include baby wipes and toothpaste — for a quick freshening during stops along the turnpike.
You know, the inauguration is on a weekday. It must be nice that not only do these people have $85-$500 laying around to spend on an event they could just as easily watch on TV for free, but they also have the luxury to take the day(s) off of work! Or wait, I thought all these idiots didn’t have jobs? So “Yes We Can!” work to get the money together to go see Affirmative Action messiah, but “No We Can’t!” get off our asses and get a fucking job. Brilliant.
Second Ebenezer chartered two 56-passenger buses that were sold out within three days. Members will leave from the northeast Detroit church on Jan. 19, along with 19 other buses chartered by various organizations. The congregation will stay in a West Virginia hotel about 80 miles outside of D.C. before journeying to the inauguration in the early hours of Jan. 20.
Randy Cupp, vice president and owner of Clio-based Blue Lakes Charters & Tours, said 40 of his coaches — at $5,000 a pop — have been booked for the inauguration, and another 25 groups are on a waiting list. He said requests have come in as far north as Traverse City and Alpena. Cupp said 80% of the Michigan groups his company is transporting don’t have hotels.
Amazing! Michigan’s economy is supposedly so, so bad and people are out of work and have to find ways to figure out if they will pay their bills or eat, yet here they can find the money to charter busses to go to Washington D.C.! Imagine if they had that much determination to actually, you know, get off their lazy asses and get a fucking job. Or, hmmm, maybe all you fuckers are actually lying and the economy is not that bad, eh?
“If they’re willing to ride on the coach for 10 to 12 hours, there and back, and then stand in the cold for another 10 to 12 hours, it just shows how much people want to be a part of this moment,” he said. “The number of requests and quotes we’ve had has just been astounding. I’ve never seen anything like it, and I’ve been in the business for 30 years.”
Yeah, or it could just say that they are a bunch of idiotic cult members who will do whatever it takes to be in the prescence of their cult leader, the Affirmative Action Televangelist messiah President.
Cupp said Michigan carriers also are excited about the economic impact. The inauguration is a nice bump at a time when the state’s economy is stalled, and especially in January, when the industry is virtually grounded.
Recreational vehicle companies also are experiencing a boost in business. Within the last week, Westland-based Feister Auto & RV has received dozens of inquires and visits from people interested in renting a vehicle. Cruise America, which operates out of Feister, provides five- or seven-person rental RVs that will cost about $700 for the trip.
$700 to rent a vehicle. Wow, I wish I had $700 to spend on a trip to Washington D.C. and the time off from work. I thought this country was in soup lines and we were in the worst economy since the Great Depression – WORSE than the Great Depression. Yet, somehow these people have $700 to spend on trips to Washington? Damn, must be nice. What a Depression!
Office manager Rita Bloomfield said three Detroit-area families have reserved RVs, and she expects the company’s eight remaining RVs to be claimed soon.
“They’re definitely coming in to look,” Bloomfield said. “I think some people feel more comfortable driving a long distance and being able to still get up and walk around.”
Ready to hustle
Southfield resident Keith Williams, 68, a retired Ford employee, said he and his family decided to charter a bus though their budgets are tight. The bus holds 55 people, but only 10 have made reservations so far. Williams said he felt fortunate to find an available bus — he called a half-dozen companies before landing one — and is hopeful people will respond to the flyers he’s distributing around the region.
“With the economy like it is in Detroit, I think people are waiting until the last minute to make up their minds,” said Williams, who is charging $125 per person. “We would like to make some of our money back, but it’s more important to have the opportunity to be there for the historic occasion of a black man being elected president.”
I see, so instead of being a responsible adult and paying attention to one’s budget and finances, it is more important to unnecessarily spend money they don’t have to spend to take an unnecessary trip just to say they were in Washington D.C. to see the Affirmative Action messiah. Brilliant. And these dipshits wonder why their budgets are bad, when they make genius financial decisions like that.
Detroiter Crystal Smith, 48, who created the Obama Hustle, is taking her show on the road. During the campaign she pledged that if Obama were elected she would dance in the streets of Washington, D.C. She has chartered a 55-passenger bus, and is taking her 15-year-old daughter and 6-year-old granddaughter along for the experience.
Smith said Obama hustlers from around the country have called her to try to meet in Washington, or at least synchronize what time they’ll do the dance to Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours).” “We’re taking our boom box, and even if we can’t get on the Mall, we’re going to find a street to do the Obama Hustle.”
The “Obama Hustle”. How fucking ironic. Considering Obama hustled millions upon millions of idiotic Americans out of $700 million of their money they apparently could not afford to spend and fed them lies during the entire campaign just to get their vote. “Obama Hustle”. Very appropriate.
Before leaving Detroit, Smith’s bus, which is sold out, will take a symbolic route out of the city, past Woodlawn Cemetery, where civil rights icon Rosa Parks is buried, and along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The King holiday is Jan. 19, the day of the departure.
Oh the irony. Martin Luther King, Jr. The man who said he dreamed of a day when Americans would judge a man on the content of his character, rather than the color of his skin. And here we are, decades later, still judging Blacks on the color of their skin, instead of the content of their character. And elected a half-Black man President based on skin color, rather than content of character. Yeah, these people truly are dense.
“We wanted to pay homage to those who paved the way for Barack Obama,” said Smith, who does part-time custodial work at JDC Enterprises and is an intern for patient registration at Providence Hospital in Southfield. “When I was young, I remember hearing stories of the hard times my people went through, and now we are traveling to Washington to see how far we’ve come.”
How far we’ve come? A half-Black man bought the Presidency, based on the color of his skin, rather than the content of his character. We’ve gone backwards, Smithy.
Contact SUZETTE HACKNEY at 313-222-6614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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