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Roadblocks around Obama's vacation mansion are choking off business in Martha's Vineyard towns
Dail Mail ^ | August 15, 2013 | David Martosko

Posted on 08/16/2013 4:37:02 AM PDT by grundle

Full title: Roadblocks around Obama's vacation mansion are choking off business in Martha's Vineyard towns, claim locals

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.'

Jenkinson wrote on the newspaper's website that 'this particular visit' by the Obamas 'has been extremely intrusive to the Island. ... some of these businesses are staffed for a particular flow of customers and now they're over-staffed with 4 days notice.'

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: obama
Most of these people voted for Obama.
1 posted on 08/16/2013 4:37:02 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Yup. I’m tearing up real bad right now for their misfortune. Really....


2 posted on 08/16/2013 4:39:05 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: grundle

Doubt if they’ll wise up.


3 posted on 08/16/2013 4:39:11 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: grundle

You didn’t build that.


4 posted on 08/16/2013 4:39:16 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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To: grundle

>>Most of these people voted for Obama<<

I hope all of them did.

They can choke on it.


5 posted on 08/16/2013 4:39:26 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Task" is a noun. "Ask" is a verb. "Disconnect" is a noun. "Data" is a plural-not collective-noun.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Lol


6 posted on 08/16/2013 4:44:12 AM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: grundle

I know several folks with places on the Vineyard. They rent them out to the Chosen Ones in August and go elsewhere.


7 posted on 08/16/2013 4:46:11 AM PDT by Makana (Patience is minor despair dressed up as a virtue.)
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To: grundle

Yeah, I love it. I hope he drives em into bankruptcy .


8 posted on 08/16/2013 4:46:16 AM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: freedumb2003

Maybe if they cut back on the security and the caravan style tours by about 75% it would not be so toxic. Does he still have his approved food taster too???


9 posted on 08/16/2013 4:46:17 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: grundle

who needs business revenue when these democrat voters get 10 days to worship the Won from afar?

besides, doesn’t everyone just go on vacation in August and eat lobsta?


10 posted on 08/16/2013 4:47:13 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: grundle

Don’t these morons know that they are not supposed to earn money for themselves, but for the government to redistribute? Couldn’t happen to a better group, what goes round comes around.


11 posted on 08/16/2013 4:50:16 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: grundle

Yeah, and they can’t even sacrifice one week of bad business for their ONE and the greater good of his family.


12 posted on 08/16/2013 4:54:29 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: grundle

It’s the Massachusetts way. Pull the D lever on election day, because your family has done that for 4 generations, and besides, it’s what Rose Kennedy would want you to do. /s


13 posted on 08/16/2013 5:08:19 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: grundle

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving group of ObamaBots.


14 posted on 08/16/2013 5:10:29 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: grundle
Yeah ... too bad you can't vote for him again.

Maybe you won't have to ....

15 posted on 08/16/2013 5:11:50 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: grundle; All

Martha’s Vineyard: ‘Birthplace of the Man from Nowhere’s Presidency’

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/57233


16 posted on 08/16/2013 5:16:33 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: grundle

So what if they lose their jobs. Dear Leader just created a rodeo clown job opening in Missouri.


17 posted on 08/16/2013 5:18:22 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: grundle

Yep... I guess they’ll just have to stick their noses a bit higher in the air the next time they mark for the ‘D’.


18 posted on 08/16/2013 6:06:45 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: grundle

Cry me a river. He’s YOUR guy; live with the consequences.


19 posted on 08/16/2013 6:31:25 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: grundle

I read the headline and laughed. You voted for him, you slavishly follow his every word and that of every other Liberal (who advertize themselves as being for “the little guy”), so just suck it up.


20 posted on 08/16/2013 7:05:33 AM PDT by Pecos (Kritarchy: government by the judges)
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To: grundle

Think soetoro gives a damn?


21 posted on 08/16/2013 7:17:38 AM PDT by onedoug
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