Skip to comments.HIGH LIFE ON 'FARM' FOR O; OBAMAS SET FOR VINEYARD VACATION
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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Country road in Chilmark.
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.
This should help his polls.
Yes, but it is not about him!
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.
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.
$50,000 would pay for someone to save the bank from foreclosing on their home.
Maybe Christie Brinkley can take Michelle clothes shopping before hand.
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.
I hope he is careful not to run off any bridges.
I wonder if the 50 grand includes a security deposit to clean the place up after they trash it.
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.
bill and hill stayed with friends on the vineyard?
i can’t remember.
It is assumed that Grandma (Michelles mom) and their dog Bo will be joining them as well.
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.
“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?
Image copied for Honduras threads - Mel’s having a campout on the border. Perfect setup for Cindy to get her mug back out front.
Ketchup Queen money on the Vineyard.
"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."
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.
Go a link? Looks good.
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen
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??
I wouldn't bet a nickel on that happening.
I just hope Michele does not wear those skirts and tops made of flowered tablecloths again.
Oh, it will! Give it just a bit more time.
Yes, Bill’s your classic extrovert, Hill’s an introvert. Crowds unquestionably energize Bill and drain Hill.
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.
All they have to do to clean out the trash is move out.
“LET THEM EAT CAKE”
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'.
Didn’t this dickhead just HAVE a vacation?
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.
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.
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. Youll have boundless opportunities when you graduate, he told the students, and its 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 dont get off that easy. Theres nothing wrong with making money, but focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition.
Oh Wowser! ? Obama went to minus 11! He’s just fallen off the watermelon truck.
I wonder if the O’s vacation home is as energy efficient as the one the Bushes built for themselves in Crawford.
***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?
i got lost in the lies and fanfare.
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.