Went to Payne Field. Ultra high security. Met Obama's pizza supplier and they gave me a free coupon. Met 2 creeper goons who had bought books to sign, still in the bag from the local mall. They told me they got in when Bush was here. Secret Service told them to buzz off and they asked more questions about the hotel appearance later in Bellevue and got the brush off.
Later the creepers came by in their SUV and said they were headed over to Boeing. I went over there and there was no visitor parking and Security ran me off. Then I saw 4 guys on foot who looked like fanatics of a different stripe, headed onto Boeing property as of they were on a mission.
When I texted Ben at about 7 am he was already in the hangar and later said he was 20' from the podium. Must have gotten a VIP pass but all I got was a few blurry photos of cops and the one of a line of identical white vans and the one of a bunch of people in black being frisked didn't even show up in the camera. Creepy!
I met Ben when we were limo drivers for Teresa Heinz motorcade and we had to get security clearance. I was a natl moderator on JK blog and went to 04 and 08 DNC and inauguration of Obama in DC. I have seen him 5x but Ben trumped me today!
& via the new technologies:
(Obviously, I didn't make it in. Last I heard, Obama was still speaking and
Ben pronounced it "Cool!."
UPDATED: (from Ben)
Today's event in Boeing Field, Everett.
Obama: Where's my friend Josh Castle? M e : He is busy campaigning for you to ensure WA's 12 electoral college goes to you on November 6th! Obama: Tell him I appreciate his hard work . M e : I will Mr. President and keep up your great work for America and don't worry about Mitt Romney!
His speech was set right next to the Occupy site, so not very popular. He tried to blame the peoples' concerns on Obama, and his supporters told them to "Get a job." His 44 minute speech was almost drowned out. There were 3 arrests.
Four used shipping containers make up Starbucks' new location in Tukwila, on East Marginal Way South on the southwest side of Boeing Field. The site, a drive-through and walk-up-only shop, opens Tuesday. It measures 448 square feet, with just enough room for three baristas.
When I was in graduate school, a colleague at UW put cooked squirrel roadkill from campus in my mailbox, with tart apple. & I know a guy with alot of fruit trees in his yard and he traps squirrels and rabbits to eat. Many people raise chickens, ducks, geese in town. This squirrel eater lives in my neighborhood. I saw a grey squirrel in my yard this morning, but I'm not ready to cook it.