Tell Obama what you think about transmission!

Here’s your chance!  Obama is coming to Cannon Falls on Monday morning, the press release says a “bus tour” so does that mean down 52 to 19?

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If we can’t get in, we can line the route to let him know what we think about taking people’s land for private purpose transmission lines and his utter lack of a coherent energy policy.

11:45 a.m. the shindig starts in Lower Hannah’s Bend Park in Cannon Falls.

Remember when Clinton came to Carleton?  He flew into MSP and then hopped a helicopter to Stanton Airport.  Initially I figured that’d be how they do it this time, just head east instead of west, but considering that “bus” bit, 52 makes the most sense, and then down 52 to Decorah (so the FAA no fly zone VIP announcement says):

President Barack Obama is planning to stop in Minnesota on Monday to begin a three-day bus tour to promote his economic policies. The White House announced Thursday that Air Force One will land in Minneapolis on Monday morning and then the president will host a town hall meeting in Cannon Falls at Lower Hannah’s Bend Park.
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011:

Lower Hannah’s Bend Park (just north and west of downtown)

Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 – 11:45 AM

Tickets required.  Tickets may be picked up at 1 PM on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at 1 PM at the Cannon Falls City Hal, 918 River Road, Cannon Fallsl.

Only two tickets/person are allowed and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
(Rumor has it only 500 tickets being distributed.)

The bus tour will also include events in Peosta, Iowa, and in western Illinois.

From the White House Press Release:

For security reasons, do not bring bags and limit personal items.  No signs or banners permitted.  All attendees will go through airport-like security.  Due to limited space at the event the White House will only be able to fulfill a limited number of requests for tickets. Tickets are not for sale or re-sale.

Peosta, Iowa???  That’s where Art Hughes died!

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