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HIGH LIFE ON 'FARM' FOR O; OBAMAS SET FOR VINEYARD VACATION
NY POST ^ | 7/26/09 | GEOFF EARLE Post Correspondent

Posted on 07/26/2009 6:25:30 AM PDT by Liz

The Obamas will rent the stunning 29-acre Blue Heron Farm, on Martha's Vineyard, Chilmark, a glamorous spread featuring spectacular views, the Vineyard Gazette reported. Features a Victorian farmhouse, 5-bedroom "guest house," reconstructed Pennsylvania barn and NH shed.... owned by Mississippi timber magnate William Van Devender and wife Mollie.....had $20 million pricetag in 2005. Prior owners hosted the Clintons in 1998. The Obamas can stroll to a private saltwater pond or take a dip in the Atlantic from a private beach. Other features: a private dock with a Boston Whaler, a catamaran and several kayaks, a pool, and a hot tub overlooking the water w/ "total privacy," a vegetable garden, a miniature boathouse on the water with a loft for sleepovers. Obama was due the last week of August and was expected to pay the rental out of his own pocket. Similar luxury rentals rent between $35,000-50,000 per week.

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KEYWORDS: bhovacation; marthasvineyard; obamafamily; summer
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A magical place.

Country road in Chilmark.

1 posted on 07/26/2009 6:25:30 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

amusing how the recent democrat presidents, workin’ for po’ folks on the democrat plantation,

have to head out to be with the ultra rich that they despise.


2 posted on 07/26/2009 6:28:27 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: Liz

This should help his polls.


3 posted on 07/26/2009 6:29:37 AM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: ken21

Yes, but it is not about him!


4 posted on 07/26/2009 6:29:56 AM PDT by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: Liz

As unemployment passes 10% and average Americans struggle to make ends meet, Obama goes on vacation at a $50k per week rental. A real man of the people.


5 posted on 07/26/2009 6:31:20 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: Liz
Will Cindy be protesting there like she did in Crawford during President Bush's vacation?


6 posted on 07/26/2009 6:32:39 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (http://obamaclock.org/)
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To: ken21; SubMareener

The Post article mentions that many of Obama’s Vineyard neighbors will be the same people coughing up cash for the “millionaire’s” surtax he endorsed last Wednesday..... to pay for compulsory health reform.


7 posted on 07/26/2009 6:33:26 AM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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To: 6SJ7

$50,000 would pay for someone to save the bank from foreclosing on their home.


8 posted on 07/26/2009 6:34:02 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Liz
Those who fight capitalists and fascists (and racists) on behalf of the workers are entitled to these tokens of gratitude which are cheerfully given on behalf of the workers.

Mr. niteowl77

9 posted on 07/26/2009 6:35:33 AM PDT by niteowl77 (You wanted him, and now you have got him. I say, "Good day to you," America.)
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To: Liz

Maybe Christie Brinkley can take Michelle clothes shopping before hand.


10 posted on 07/26/2009 6:36:26 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: ken21

ABC made the point that the Obama’s have to rent a vacation one like the Bushes did.

WRONG ... the Bushes owned a primary home in Crawford ... not a vacation home in Crawford. They did not have a vacation home. The Obama’s own a home in Chicago. They do not have to rent a vacation home.


11 posted on 07/26/2009 6:36:40 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Liz

I hope he is careful not to run off any bridges.


12 posted on 07/26/2009 6:36:50 AM PDT by Piquaboy (Military veteran of 22 years in Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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To: Liz

I wonder if the 50 grand includes a security deposit to clean the place up after they trash it.


13 posted on 07/26/2009 6:37:59 AM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: 6SJ7

The American people have been SATURATED for over a full YEAR about this empty suit hypocrite called Barack Obama. If it’s reality hasn’t bit them in the butt yet, it never will.


14 posted on 07/26/2009 6:39:30 AM PDT by abishai (Federal Quasi and Pseudo-Gender Measurement Specialist candidate)
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To: BunnySlippers

bill and hill stayed with friends on the vineyard?

i can’t remember.


15 posted on 07/26/2009 6:41:33 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: Liz

16 posted on 07/26/2009 6:41:44 AM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: Liz
The Boston Herald reported that First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha would arrive at Martha's Vineyard mid-August with the president joining them a few days later.

It is assumed that Grandma (Michelle’s mom) and their dog Bo will be joining them as well.

17 posted on 07/26/2009 6:42:54 AM PDT by They'reGone2000 (I regret having to report THEY'RE BACK.)
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To: ken21

They did, and many times. I think Bill got the most out of the schmoozing and high life. Hillary less so.

And Bill liked the women.


18 posted on 07/26/2009 6:43:17 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: 6SJ7; Liz

“As unemployment passes 10% and average Americans struggle to make ends meet, Obama goes on vacation at a $50k per week rental. A real man of the people.”

Have you ever seen a Marxist who wasn’t pure hypocrite?


19 posted on 07/26/2009 6:43:30 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Image copied for Honduras threads - Mel’s having a campout on the border. Perfect setup for Cindy to get her mug back out front.


20 posted on 07/26/2009 6:43:46 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine PFC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island - LC -6/4/09 - 29 Palms - Camp Pendleton 6/18)
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To: Liz

Ketchup Queen money on the Vineyard.


21 posted on 07/26/2009 6:43:55 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: nhwingut
This should help his polls.

"How stupid can you get? Your poll numbers are tanking.
You screwed up healthcare. You started a race war.
Now I gotta trot out your frickin' wife and kids in those
ugly Gap clothes to make you look good again."

22 posted on 07/26/2009 6:44:11 AM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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To: Liz
And when Professor Gates peddles by on his hand-made 24-speed tricycle and jingles his bell, will the President of the United States join the admiring throng that calls out, "There goes Henry Louis Gates, Jr."? Surely the news media will keep the waiting public apprised.
23 posted on 07/26/2009 6:46:21 AM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: niteowl77; All
Those who fight capitalists and fascists (and racists) on behalf of the workers are entitled to these tokens of gratitude which are cheerfully given on behalf of the workers.

This piece of superb, offensive arrogance reminds me of an old Chicago story from when I was living in Milwaukee, about 90 miles north of Chicago. At the beginning of the 1977-1978 winter Chicago's mayor was a white man named Michael Bilandic (phonic spelling from memory). Mayor Mike made what became the HUGE mistake of going for a Florida winter vacation while the Chicago weather was still not too much worse than usual. Then disaster struck. Chicago had a MIGHTY 20" plus blizzard that nearly shut the whole city down for about 6 weeks. Mayor Mike, instead of rushing home to help stayed in sunny Florida and finished his vacation. That piece of unthinking arrogance ended his political career; he was defeated in the next Chicago DemonRat primary.

The Illegal Alien's arrogance in taking this vacation at this time is a huge rigid digit in the face of everybody who's struggling to survive the recession and about a 40% drop in the value of each 401(k) and pension plan. Worst of all, the POS is doing it knowing the suffering the rest of us are undergoing. At least Mayor Mike went off to Florida not knowing Chicago would be hit by the great blizzard. I pray the Illegal Alien suffers Mayor Mike's fate and worse.

24 posted on 07/26/2009 6:46:29 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: nhwingut

Go a link? Looks good.


25 posted on 07/26/2009 6:48:36 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: ken21

Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen


26 posted on 07/26/2009 6:49:33 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (http://obamaclock.org/)
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To: Liz

Since Gates lives at the Vineyard....Maybe we should go back and look at that whole “Let’s take down the white cops”. Was this a setup??


27 posted on 07/26/2009 6:51:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: All
AERIAL VIEW


28 posted on 07/26/2009 6:51:22 AM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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To: Liz
...Obama was due on the island for the last week of August and was expected to pay the rental out of his own pocket.

I wouldn't bet a nickel on that happening.

29 posted on 07/26/2009 6:51:54 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
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To: ken21
The Grifters were a special pair. Someone always picked up the bill for them.
30 posted on 07/26/2009 6:52:46 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: jersey117

I just hope Michele does not wear those skirts and tops made of flowered tablecloths again.


31 posted on 07/26/2009 6:53:10 AM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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To: abishai

Oh, it will! Give it just a bit more time.


32 posted on 07/26/2009 6:53:12 AM PDT by Postman
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To: Piquaboy
I hope he is careful not to run off any bridges.

I don't.

33 posted on 07/26/2009 6:54:02 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
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To: BunnySlippers

Yes, Bill’s your classic extrovert, Hill’s an introvert. Crowds unquestionably energize Bill and drain Hill.


34 posted on 07/26/2009 6:54:03 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ken21

What’s his name, Richard Friedman, the MA real estate and hotel guy with the pet pig used to give them his estate there, I believe. Don’t know but could guess they paid some token rental for it.


35 posted on 07/26/2009 6:55:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: taillightchaser
I wonder if the 50 grand includes a security deposit to clean the place up after they trash it.

All they have to do to clean out the trash is move out.

36 posted on 07/26/2009 6:56:07 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
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To: Liz

“LET THEM EAT CAKE”

LLS


37 posted on 07/26/2009 6:59:58 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Liz
Nothing but the best for our Jeffersons!

Must be the royalties from the books, bobblehead dolls and tee shirts. Maybe this is a good thing-a new type of community that needs some organizin'.

38 posted on 07/26/2009 7:02:51 AM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses whose sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: Liz

Didn’t this dickhead just HAVE a vacation?


39 posted on 07/26/2009 7:02:57 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Liz

I’m imagining what the MSM would be saying if President Bush and Laura, in the middle of the worst recession in 60 years, spent a week at the ‘Southfork Ranch’ the guest of JR Ewing.


40 posted on 07/26/2009 7:03:58 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Liz
FARM STAND SELLS BASKETS OF LOCAL PRODUCE


41 posted on 07/26/2009 7:07:15 AM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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To: jersey117
Maybe Christie Brinkley can take Michelle clothes shopping before hand.

I think Michele is more interested in the availability of wine.

First a week in France and now this!

She must be throwing back some seriously expensive vino.

42 posted on 07/26/2009 7:07:17 AM PDT by airborne (Congratulations to the Stanley Cup Champions! PITTSBURGH PENGUINS RULE!!!)
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To: Liz

The senator was running a bit late; but when he finally glided into the auditorium, escorted by an assortment of aides, he was greeted by a tremendous swell of applause as he took to the stage. Dressed in a brown jacket and red tie, Obama approached the podium, flanked by two giant screens enlarging his image, and began a softly spoken but compelling speech that recalled his own days, after his graduation in 1983 from Columbia University, as a community organizer in poor neighborhoods of Chicago. “You’ll have boundless opportunities when you graduate,” he told the students, “and it’s very easy to just take that diploma, forget about all this progressive-politics stuff, and go chasing after the big house and the large salary and the nice suits and all the other things that our money culture says you should buy. But I hope you don’t get off that easy. There’s nothing wrong with making money, but focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition.”

http://www.harpers.org/archive/2006/11/0081275


43 posted on 07/26/2009 7:11:35 AM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: nhwingut

Oh Wowser! ? Obama went to minus 11! He’s just fallen off the watermelon truck.


44 posted on 07/26/2009 7:12:36 AM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20; Piquaboy

45 posted on 07/26/2009 7:17:34 AM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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To: BunnySlippers

I wonder if the O’s vacation home is as energy efficient as the one the Bushes built for themselves in Crawford.


46 posted on 07/26/2009 7:24:41 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: ken21

***bill and hill stayed with friends on the vineyard?***

Wasn’t that the time she PRETENDED to be angry with him about Monica, and after a few days of posing for the press, she forgave him?


47 posted on 07/26/2009 7:27:56 AM PDT by kitkat
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dunno!

i got lost in the lies and fanfare.


48 posted on 07/26/2009 7:29:16 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: Liz
I just hope Michele does not wear those skirts and tops made of flowered tablecloths again.

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49 posted on 07/26/2009 7:38:09 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: kitkat

Of course not. But that doesn’t matter to the MSM. I don’t believe I have ever heard the media even mention that the Crawford home is completely energy saving. They also never mention that Gore’s house is an energy hog. And they have not even talked about all the arrests in NJ. One Republican and a slew of Dems. No mention.I agree with others, didn’t they just have a European vacation, including Grandma, on us. One more thing, I don’t want to pay for O to invite Gates to have a beer at the White House. Pay for your own beer O.


50 posted on 07/26/2009 7:41:24 AM PDT by 2rightsleftcoast (/)
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