Custom Search

Monday, January 19, 2009

Earl W. Stafford, Angel in Disguise

All across America people are traveling to our nations capitol to see the swearing in of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. Most people could never even dream of making this trip simply because they are the poor and forgotten. Earl W. Stafford has made it his personal business to make sure that they get to D.C. and are put up in the best of accommodations at his own expense. Some reports put it that Mr. Stafford has spent almost $2,000,000 of his own money for the folks to see the swearing in of Barack Obama. God bless him!

One news report showed a gentleman from Louisiana that is 100 years old, he was a cotton picker when he was young man, and he cried upon his arrival in Washington D.C. and that touched me. Earl W. Stafford is indeed an angel in disguise. In his gesture and ability to pay for all of these people that could never dream of ever being there for the swearing in of the first African American President, he has opened the hearts of people that just read or see the news reports on it.

Rachel Maddow of MSNBC has a great piece on the people coming to Washington D.C. and Earl W. Stafford and his unselfish gift to America…

Video Link

My 13 year old is going to the Hanover Theater here in our home town from school to watch the inauguration ceremony. The kids will be watching the ceremony live on a movie theater screen that I watched Tora, Tora, Tora on as a kid, aka the battle of Midway with surround sound. She is excited about it and is looking forward to the whole process. Yes, my 13 year old followed this past Presidential election and she had her opinion’s and thoughts on it all along. She has more than a clue as to how important this moment will be in her life. She could care less about the People’s Inaugural Ball or even know what it is all about but I will make sure that I explain to her that somebody in business (Stafford Foundation) cares about the little people and footed the bill for many to see this historic day that never could have afforded to do so.

You have to love a guy like Earl Stafford. He just made the difference in millions of peoples lives by sending just 400 people to the inauguration of Barack Obama as President on his dime and he put them all up in first class accommodations. Limousines included! First class hotels and all the fixings. By millions of people, I mean the millions that will read the story not just here but everywhere. Say a prayer for him and thank him for being an angel in disguise.

I would send a few dollars to Earl Stafford but apparently his quiet gift to the people has leaked out and they are turning away far more than they can accept. For those lucky enough to go, have a ball!

Email this post to a friend or family member...

Labels: , , ,

AddThis Social Bookmark Button


Blogger B.J. said...

What a kind gesture!

I am ticked that the concert honoring the new president of the people was only available to HBO subscribers, and not availble to we who cannot afford HBO. I mean it. I am ticked! Not a very symbolic way to include ALL Americans.

So, reading about this wonderful man and his gifts to so many makes me feel better.


8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a kind gesture. Too bad he had to hurt so many people to make it happen... He recently sold his company (Unitech) to Lockheed Martin; but his share wasn't enough and he rewrote company policy to exclude all former employees who were holders of "his" stock and made them sell their stock back to the company for 1/100th their value only a few months later. So I suppose even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while... but don't suppose for once that these are the acts of a Christian man.

11:15 PM  
Blogger B.J. said...

I do wish people who want to enlighten wouldn't hide behind "anonymous" and would cite sources for their claims. BJ

11:55 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

What is your source Anon? I have to agree with BJ. If you have facts to point out then by all means post the link in your comment. I'd love to read it and so would other folks.

5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon again. Sorry, there is no link that would describe these acts. Obviously they come from people close to those who were hurt by his actions; or more aptly, deprived of their due reward in making "his" company a success by having to relinquish their stock for pennies on the dollar.

So no, I won't name names or publish confidential documents. For I'm sure, being the ego-maniacal person he is, he will see this information and sue the pants of of them for libel; of that there is no doubt. So for now I'll stay anon and cast my barbs as I may. A fruitless pursuit against such a "giant"...

7:08 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home