Saturday, January 03, 2009

Marketers get into the spirit of the Obama presidency

Marketers flogging information on how to get government grants have been around for years, but now that the economy is in the tank since the Democrats made the banks give mortgages to illegal aliens and deadbeats and Barack Obama is on his way to the White House, they seem to be coming out of the woodwork. Consider (all links via tinyurl, visit at your own risk):
However, the prize for best encapsulation of the Obama spirit goes to "Chedda" of Chedda's Bling Blog (tinyurl again) whose pesky Google ads have been everywhere:

Chedda gets Cheddar

If you hop over to the "blog," you will find that Mr. Chedda's tale is a marvelously compelling one:

"Chedda's" Bling Blog

Written by Russel aka 'Chedda' | Date: October 7, 2008 4:15 pm

How I Hustled A $12,000 Check From The Government and got $5,000 a Month From the Man

Yo, my name is Chedda and I made this site to let my boys know how I went from being a broke-ass nigga to paying off all my debt and banking 5 gs a month by filling out some forms online.

My Quick Story:

In about 30 days I got a $12,000 check from the government which I never got to pay back, and started an banking a cool $5k a month with about 12 hours of work each week. No joke. All I did was fill out 2 forms online for free grants (government money):

Step 1: Free Grant Kit - Costs $1.99 for shipping.

Step 2: Government Grant Connect - Costs $3 for shipping.

It was pretty much a cakewalk. I got my grant money within 30 days and paid off all my debt, and between both of these sites I get like $5,000 a month from the government. The thing is, the government is all about giving away grant money to brothers and sisters, and most of them know nothing about it. All I did was sign up and pay for the shiping (like $5 bucks total for both of em) and they got back to me within a few days with their decision (this was the initial $12,000 check). It's like scholarships or something. Affirmative action, baby!
Indeed. If we can have an affirmative action President who never did an honest day's work in his life and whose supporters believe he is going to gas up their cars and pay their mortgages, I suppose anything is believable, even Chedda. There's much more of the marketer's art at the "Bling Blog," but here are a few more snips that I liked:

So over the past couple a years, I ended up running up a ton of debt (partying, girls, clothes, ya know) and didn't have a good job to pay this off. On top of that, I had my rent and car payment to worry about. I was working at Foot Locker making like $10 bucks an hour, so I needed to find a way to get some money.

I started to do some research and found out that a ton of government money is given to 'minorities' each year. The money can be pretty much used for whatever you want as long as you fill out all the info they need (your name and address, what you want to use the money for, any school you been to (i only finished high school)). I told them I wanted to start my own clothing line and needed to pay off my debts first and that was it. After a few weeks I got my first check and since then its been steady chedda for Chedda.
My Life Now:

Thanks to the cash I got from the government, Chedda be banging. I quit my job at Foot Locker and am working on setting up my clothing line with the $5 gees Im geting a month. I also, keep my girl pretty happy ;)
Sounds like a regular Horatio Alger to me. The Tiffany watch "Chedda" says he bought for his girl likely doesn't compare to the $30,000 ring Barack bought for Michelle , but it's the thought that counts. Of course, the frightening thing is that this stuff is so believable that it is apparently paying off based on the amount of advertising money spent on it.