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Roadblocks around Obama's vacation mansion are choking off business in Martha's Vineyard towns
The Daily Mail ^

Posted on 08/15/2013 12:15:56 PM PDT by matt04

August is usually the time of year when businesses on Martha's Vineyard make enough money to see them through the cold, tourist-free winter. But with the president and his family on the Massachusetts island, road closures are detouring visitors – and their dollars – away from towns near the Obamas' vacation home.

Writing about the town of West Tisbury, the Vineyard Gazette reported that 'the traffic change will keep people away from the village center at the very height of summer.'

'August is our make it or break it month,' Vineyard Artisans Festivals manager Andrea Rogers told the local newspaper, 'So this is the worst possible time of the year to block access. It impacts a lot of people.'

'We’re really in a bad position at a critical time of year ... we’re trying to survive the winter.'

Obama's chosen week away from the White House overlaps with some of the Martha's Vineyard events that attract the most summer tourists, including fireworks nights and an annual agricultural fair.

Many island businesses rely on those summer-ending celebrations to make ends meet.

Gas station co-owner Patrick Jenkinson told The Martha's Vineyard Times that his business has come to 'really rely on this third week in August, especially Fair week.'

'We do as much business in that one week as we do in three weeks in February. But we're way down from what we usually get in sales, more than 15 to 20 percent.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: economy; marthasvineyard; obama; vacation Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: matt04

Choking off business! he couldn’t be happier!


2 posted on 08/15/2013 12:16:48 PM PDT by I want the USA back (0bama is the new Christ. We're doomed!)
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To: matt04

LMAO!

Let the liberals choke.


3 posted on 08/15/2013 12:17:20 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: FReepers; All
***Obama leaving on vacation***

***Obama arriving on vacation***

***Obama on vacation***

There seems to be a certain consistency in the photos.
How about being a consistent Free Republic supporter and

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4 posted on 08/15/2013 12:18:23 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: matt04

Just Obama doing his part for the war on small business owners.


5 posted on 08/15/2013 12:19:39 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: matt04

Why doesn’t Obama go to Camp David rather than mess up the lives of those in West Tisbury?


6 posted on 08/15/2013 12:19:43 PM PDT by madison10
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To: matt04

Elections have consequences.


7 posted on 08/15/2013 12:19:57 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: matt04

Excellent. What was the voting % turnout in ‘12?

Couldn’t happen to a better group of people!


8 posted on 08/15/2013 12:20:45 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: matt04

I hope every Obama voter on the Vineyard goes broke because of Obama’s visit.


9 posted on 08/15/2013 12:20:54 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: madison10

They’d vote for him again...


10 posted on 08/15/2013 12:21:24 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: matt04

Democrats never seem to have any houses of their own worth visiting.

The Bush’s had Crawford and Kennebunkport, Reagan had his ranch. And even Carter had his farm.

What is it with these modern liberals who don’t own a house or land to go to? I live in MA and yeah it’s beautiful here right now but geez!


11 posted on 08/15/2013 12:21:36 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: madison10

Because that would be a demonstration of caring about people.


12 posted on 08/15/2013 12:21:50 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: matt04

Couldnt happen to nicer Obama voters...

If they didnt vote for Barry, why arent they protesting ???


13 posted on 08/15/2013 12:21:52 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: NoLibZone

LMAO right there with ya! They OWN him. I have been there

3-4 times, as I had a boyfriend whose family lived there.

A more smug group(the family and islanders in general) you

would be hard pressed to find. ENJOY!!


14 posted on 08/15/2013 12:22:28 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: matt04

Everyone complaining probably voted for him.


15 posted on 08/15/2013 12:22:52 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: matt04

I’d like to say I’m sorry for the Vineyard denizens, but they did all they could to bring the horror of the Mahdi to us, so i mourn for them with the smallest of violins. Now, if they’d stage an appropriate rodeo with a clown I’d choose . . .


16 posted on 08/15/2013 12:24:59 PM PDT by libstripper (Mine's)
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To: Black Agnes

Schadenfreude! ;).Yo gets what yo asks for.


17 posted on 08/15/2013 12:26:38 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: I want the USA back

‘We’ve started to lay a new foundation for a stronger, more durable America – the kind of economic growth that’s broad-based, the foundation required to make this century another American century.”

In WHAT delusional universe is this true?


18 posted on 08/15/2013 12:32:20 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: I want the USA back

He’s a pest where ever he goes.


19 posted on 08/15/2013 12:33:37 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: madison10
Why doesn’t Obama go to Camp David rather than mess up the lives of those in West Tisbury?

Hey, they voted for him so they can have him.

They don't go to Camp David because Moo hates it there. She and the girls have been back to Ayers' neighborhood once in 5 years years but hussein hasn't stepped one inch inside the neighborhood. Interestingly, their name isn't on the deed and property taxes are being paid by an attorney who's name is listed along with a college professor who lives in the guest house.

20 posted on 08/15/2013 12:33:54 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: I want the USA back

21 posted on 08/15/2013 12:40:27 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: madison10

The Obama’s have labeled Camp David “tacky”, and beneath them.


22 posted on 08/15/2013 12:45:22 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: I want the USA back

Premier Obozo has found yet another way to destroy jobs.

Say what you will, he is consistent.


23 posted on 08/15/2013 12:45:35 PM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: I want the USA back

Cry me a river. No doubt most, if not all these business owners voted for Obama. Now they can suffer the consequences of electing an insufferable narcissist.


24 posted on 08/15/2013 12:51:24 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: I want the USA back
Obama has also closed ten airports, including those on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, during the busiest business month of the year. Of course, compared to ordering a USMC V-22 aircraft to deliver his dog to the Vineyard, perhaps this is no surprise.

http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_3_4338.html

25 posted on 08/15/2013 12:52:33 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

I don’t think that Obama will be welcome on Nantucket next year. There were already complaints before he arrived. Nantucket residents might be very liberal, but they are also wealthy and like their vacations to be a real vacation. They aren’t groupies.


27 posted on 08/15/2013 12:55:48 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Black Agnes
Excellent. What was the voting % turnout in ‘12?

Dukes County (inclues Martha's Vineyard) voted 60.8% for Obama in 2012.

Click here to see 2012 Massachusetts election results by county


28 posted on 08/15/2013 1:03:11 PM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: I want the USA back

YES!!! HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! It’s JUST what those Lefties deserve!!


29 posted on 08/15/2013 1:06:50 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: I want the USA back

It couldn’t happen to a better community. Go broke you morons!


30 posted on 08/15/2013 1:09:56 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: I want the USA back

Sorry about all that, but his presence at the White House was killin’ the fish.


31 posted on 08/15/2013 1:10:01 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: cotton1706

Their homes are ‘beards’, like their spouses, children and pets.
Think of Denocrat pol’s as itinerant salesmen: ‘drummers’:
If not for their props, samples & little bottles of snake-oil, they would be road bums.
Gypsies, tramps and thieves. SEE: ‘Actors.’


32 posted on 08/15/2013 1:15:29 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: madison10

“Why doesn’t Obama go to Camp David...”

Not trendy or up-scale. No chance to see and be seen.


33 posted on 08/15/2013 1:16:56 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: I want the USA back

34 posted on 08/15/2013 1:19:00 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: I want the USA back

Well, yeah . . . but he’s the King!


35 posted on 08/15/2013 2:13:38 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: I want the USA back

Hey, it’s Martha’s Vineyard, that’s where the super Progressives live and vacation. They will just have to forgo a little steak and lobster this year for the good of the collective and the Great Leader.


36 posted on 08/15/2013 2:24:31 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: matt04

“make enough money to see them through the cold, tourist-free winter.”

Awww, poor things-pardon my schadenfreude, but here in the snowbird/tourist area where I live, the last four winters have been cold and tourist free-and over half of our businesses have gone broke-thanks to the high gas prices and snowbirds with no money to come south for the winter.

Let the liberals of Martha’s Vineyard eat ground beef and canned tuna instead of lobster and steak for awhile because Obama descended on them like some medieval king on a progress-I hope his entourage eats them out of house and home...


37 posted on 08/15/2013 2:42:59 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: I want the USA back
Important to remember that at least half of the country loves him and voted for him. They view him as sticking it to the man, and love his behavior.

If the election were tomorrow, he'd be elected again.
38 posted on 08/15/2013 2:44:57 PM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: Black Agnes

Yeppir. Dunno about ‘12, but in ‘08, they voted 75% Democrat, 25% Republican, & 2% Other.

They may be a bit on the rayciss side, too. 95.7% White alone, 1.6% Mixed, .7% Hispanic, & .6 Black. You’d think they’d get over their “White Privilege” & welcome the diversity.


39 posted on 08/15/2013 2:46:15 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: SMARTY
In WHAT delusional universe is this true?

In the one where 50% of a nation believes that.
40 posted on 08/15/2013 2:46:58 PM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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