Guess who has been invited to cover the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association Conference in St. Charles Mo. from May 31st until June 1st? Your intrepid reporter Bobby Powell that's who! I was not only invited, but my registration fee has already been paid for by a "Constitutional Sheriff" who enjoyed watching the briefing I gave to Sheriffs and elected officials in Northern Michigan last December. That Sheriff, who is NOT local, has asked to remain anonymous; but just so it is clear, Alpena County Sheriff Steve Kieliszewski is not connected to me or this conference in any way.
The registration fee is going to cover my press pass, educational materials, and meals at the conference; but transportation and lodging are not included. Had my viewers not come through for me the last time, I would not have been able to cover the 2nd Amendment demonstration on March 20th that saw over a thousand armed protestors standing shoulder-to-shoulder with law enforcement and Michigan legislators who had taken over the steps of the State Capitol in Lansing to tell the Federal government to go suck eggs if they think they are going to subjugate the people of the Great State of Michigan to a communistic, "gun-free" Tyranny.
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Here's the trip as I have it planned thus far.
View Driving directions to Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, A Street, Alpena, MI in a larger map
What's in Georgia you might ask? Well the Georgia Guidestones of course, and the New Madrid Fault is situated squarely in between. So that is THREE stories I can generate from this trip, and possibly a fourth if I can arrange the interview I'm trying to set up.
Renting a car is going to be a major expense, and a necessary one, because my truck has almost 150,000 miles on it and the catalytic converter has been acting up. I do not trust driving it outside of the local area. Renting a compact at the Alpena Airport and driving 2,330 miles (and that is just from point to point on Google maps) is going to cost $800 ($300 to rent + .30/mile over 700 miles,) and the gas is going to cost a minimum of $250 more.
When it comes to lodging, the Ameristar Hotel and Conference Center where the CSPOA is meeting is $194 a night - pfff, yeah right. I can make do with lodging in the La Quinta Inn, or a Super 8 or Motel 6 for $50-60 a night and be grateful. I don't plan on spending much time in the room at all anyway, I'm going to be out gathering news and hopefully staying out of trouble. So I'll need another $400 or so for lodging during the week-long trip.
Conference: Paid for!
Travel Expenses: $1,150
Meals: $70 (I don't eat much)
Total Cost: $1,220
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