Sunday, January 18, 2009

Obama Inaugural Ceremonies Inaccessible to Disabled

It's not a story that's getting a lot of coverage, but given the unprecedented adulation to an incoming presidential administration, readers might appreciate it.

It turns out that for a candidate and now president-elect who's supposed to be all about hope, change, and the promise of America, the more we learn about this man, the less we see of his concern for others and the more we see of his self-aggrandizement and
Lincolnian pimping (and mind you this is before he's done a single thing in office).

Apparently, most inaugural ceremonies will be largely
inaccessible to people with disabilities, AND the representative of the congressional inaugural planning committee, Carole Florman, has publicly suggested that the disabled stay home to watch the historic events on television:

Carole Florman, spokeswoman for the congressional committee, said her office is “very concerned” about the issue and is planning to be as accessible as possible, but circumstances outside of their control have created unique challenges.

“We can’t do anything about traffic, we can’t bring people closer for drop-off than the security perimeter will allow, we can’t do anything about the fact that the city is closing bridges,” Florman said. “This is of great concern to us.”

What Florman hopes for, she said, is for people — especially those with special needs, such as the disabled, the elderly and those with small children — to take seriously the potential for enormous crowds and dreadful weather, and plan accordingly.

“Some people may be better off trying to watch it on TV,” Florman said.
William Peace, author of the book The Bad Cripple, on his life dealing with paraplegia since the age of 18, add this:

Gee, thanks Ms. Florman. Now I know that not only were there circumstances beyond your control that prevent people with disabilities from attending the inauguration but you were also worried about our well being and safety. We disabled people are ever so fragile and dependent upon the kindness of others. This sort of antiquated thinking was used to prevent disabled children from attending public school (they were a fire hazard) or flying on commercial jets (they were a flight safety risk). The year is 2009 not 1959.

The fact is Obama is rapidly developing a reputation for holding events that are not accessible. He did this during the campaign and now in an event that is supposedly the most accessible inauguration in history his staff is telling people with disabilities they should watch the inauguration at home on TV.


Gayle said...

Always at Always on Watch wrote about this too. She lives in DC. Unbelievable, isn't it. The people's needs in DC and surrounding areas are totally being ignored. Those on the Virginia side who work in DC won't even be able to get to work because the bridge will be shut down. Many people living in surrounding neighborhoods won't be able to park there cars on the street and they don't have driveways, so where are they supposed to park? This is going to be a total mess. I'm glad I don't live anywhere near there!

shoprat said...

The left is all talk when it comes to compassion. This shows it.

Laura Lee - Grace Explosion said...

I think I'm right, and I surveyed the scriptures last night and blogged about the coming apocalypse - beginning, potentially, tomorrow - January 20, 2009 as the 666 beast Obama takes office of POTUS as is written in Revelation 13, referred to Revelation 18, 12, and discussed in the Book of Daniel as well as Matthew 24. I think I have a very strong potential of being right due to my salvation in being taken to Heaven and told of things to come face to face with the Lord... and the Lord speaking to me about my future ministry.

I will tell you in part what the Lord spoke to me. He said that mine would be a "Joseph ministry". I would feed the world in times of famine. Please note, this was spoken to me by the Lord face to face in His full Manifest Presence in Glory. That's why I take my musings very, very seriously... and why the Lord may be showing me what is to come PRIOR to others seeing it clearly for themselves. I must shout the warning across the world to Christians around the world of what is to happen spiritually tomorrow.

Here is the scripture:

Genesis 41:24-26 (New International Version)

24 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads. I told this to the magicians, but none could explain it to me."

25 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do. 26 The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain are seven years; it is one and the same dream.

In the apocalypse, it is a 7 year period. There are 2 different ways of looking at this to align it. It may be 7 years preceding the apocalypse... IN PREPARATION for the apocalypse... OR... it maybe 3-1/2 years of the rule of the beast that "seem" not as bad as it will get in the latter 3-1/2 years when the Great Tribulation commences. I am leaning towards that the "parallel" in my ministry is that for the 3-1/2 years I sound the alarm and "feed" the bride of Christ. The Great Awakening, grantedly presumedly, will come "through me" in my ministry to unite the body of Christ in the full stature move of the Spirit initiating the separation and division from this Revelation 18 USA which shall be the new Christian USA emerging from this nation and protected and "out of reach" of the 666 beast during the latter half of the Great Tribulation in which the new Christian USA shall be divinely protected during the reign of anti-christ. He will destroy all Christians around the world as Islam rises to take dominance over the world - and the new Christian USA is a place of safety and refuge for all Christians around the world.

That is why it was stated to me, I'm going to presume, that my ministry would be a Joseph ministry as I am used of the Lord to birth the Great Awakening, the full stature move of the Spirit, and thus the new Christian USA during the first 3-1/2 years of the apocalypse... which shall be a place of divine protection during the "times of famine" which are the latter 3-1/2 years in the Great Tribulation.

I am, therefore, the apostolic prophetess of Revelation 12 and Obama is the 666 beast of Revelation 13.

And this is the apocalypse... beginning tomorrow.

I make the clarion call to all Christians around the world to emigrate to the United States of America (or possibly Alberta Canada which may annex and join the secession which shall form the place of refuge and safety during the latter half of the apocalypse which is the Great Tribulation)... to be KEPT SAFE during the Great Tribulation "out of the reach" of the 666 beast. He will take dominion over all nations and people (excluding the exclusion stated in scripture of the new Christian USA) and all Christians who are not in the USA shall be martyred.

It's my responsibility as a prophet to sound the warning of what I see from the watchtower and cry out to all Christians that the beast is arising tomorrow in inauguration, the apocalypse may then be potentially beginning, and the Christian USA shall secede from this nation to be the place of refuge and safety during the latter half of the 7 year period of the apocalypse which shall be the Great Tribulation.

The Lord showed me other things in my salvation at age 3 that cause me to have a very valid "finger on the pulse" of the reality of the apocalypse occurring "under my watch" as a prophet crying out from the wilderness or "seeing from the watchtower".

Hey, sorry, can't stop being "apocalyptic". I've believed that my call - given that salvation - was potentially apocalyptic... and I'm seeing everything line up and am, well, personally feeling "an unction". :)

So, let those who heed the Word go to the Word and read it and study it and hear the clarion call to safety and refuge. Also, if you want to go back and see what Palin has stated - she has stated also that she believes by the Lord that Alaska shall be a place of "refuge" in the days to come for Christians. She was speaking, whether she realizes it or not, in unison with what I see of the coming Great Tribulation. I believe Alaska will secede and be "part of" this new Christian USA.

Anyway, it's my responsibility to sound the warning and shout the alarm from the "watchtower" as an apostolic prophet... and I happen to be "doing that" from my blog.

Here's the link:

There are 2 blogs preceding in which I simply felt moved to look at the scripture and write my musings as I considered them. Because of my salvation and my call in my salvation to unify the body of Christ in the full stature move of the Spirit (which, to me, I have thought was potentially apocalyptic in fulfillment of Revelation 12 - which I tie into the USA as a nation in the blog)... I think it should be taken very seriously under advisement for consideration.

If I arise to minister the full stature move of the Spirit - which God is now "calling me out" to accomplish - but I have to line some things up as I work very hard also to prepare financially for a Great Depression I see coming - the timing of when I "come out" to answer that call is in the Lord's hands. It will be soon. I speak the doctrines of grace in such power that the Spirit of the Lord moves manifestly in miracle working power and Christians come to full agreement in the doctrines of grace (which have divided the church since it's inception due to lack of shared illumination - light of the Word - on these scriptures). I believe it really is of the potential power and strength and clarity of anointing to legitimately be of sufficient clarity and power to birth the Great Awakening of the unification of the body of Christ in the full stature move of the Spirit. Which would be "part" of the fulfillment of Revelation 12 - and I say Revelation 12 also represents the new Christian USA coming out of the USA of Revelation 18 and Revelation 13.

As Revelation 13 states, destiny is destiny.

Anyway, check out the blog. And, no, atheists, nihilists, reprobates and unbelievers will "not understand". But these things, if valid, shall be made ever more clear to the saints of God on the earth during the apocalypse.

Personally, honestly, I grant I am merely a human being despite my apostolic salvation in which God placed me in an apostolic prophetic office preparing for an apostolic ministry during the time period of the apocalypse (or preceding it grantedly). So while I am human, I believe I am also specifically called of God in things not typical. Therefore, I take it seriously personally and will be watching further.

Does this relate to politics?? Yes. Because I am foretelling what the politics shall be in the days to come. There will be a definite split in this nation into a new Christian nation. Nothing happens apart from God's Sovereign plan.


AmPowerBlog said...

I find Obama's hypocrisy interesting. No wonder this isn't a big news story on the mainstream channels. Wouldn't want to ruin the coronation, you think?

AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks Shoprat ... all talk says it all!

AmPowerBlog said...

" ... Anyway, check out the blog. And, no, atheists, nihilists, reprobates and unbelievers will "not understand" ... "

That's for sure, Grace. Stay well and keep your faith. Others have told me they feel end times coming, so know that you're not off on a deep end in your apocalytic convictions. I can only pray for the United States, that He will work his will and preserve this great country and fight against the forces of darkness arrayed across the land.

Norm said...

160 million dollars and a violation of the American Disabilties Act.

Norm said...

160 million dollars and a violation of the American Disabilties Act.

Norm said...

I'am sorry for the double posting. Just heard on the radio that the price tag for this inauguration is now $170 million Dollars. These people are out of control...this is truly shameful.

AmPowerBlog said...

Don't worry about the double posting, Norm, it's a glitch. I'll leave it up since you mentioned it, but otherwise I delete the duplicate posts.

Today's a big day in history. George W. Bush's last day, MKL day, and the eve of the Obama presidency. Wow!

Anonymous said...

Grace, contrary to Donald's assertion, I think you have not only fallen off the deep end but probably fallen off and got sucked into the lunar orbit somewhere.

I am sure there are a few others who would second my hypothesis regarding your cuckoo factor.

I can understand and sympathize with Donald's affinity for you, since he does enjoy having like minded parrots second his opinion pieces and no one better to do it than you. Who can compete with all this tangible, researched evidence and insight that you provide via your "666 beast....." theories.

Certifiable, as someone else said earlier.

JBW said...

"I can only pray for the United States, that He will work his will and preserve this great country and fight against the forces of darkness arrayed across the land."

Don't worry, Don. I'm sure that Obama will do exactly as you've asked. Happy inauguration everyone, except for the handicapped of course! Doesn't God know that we have old people using walkers out on all of that ice He made? Big jerk. If I'm referring to God, am I supposed to capitalize the j in "jerk"?