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  • Check Out Obama's Multimillion-Dollar Martha's Vineyard Vacation Pad

    07/16/2014 8:14:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/11/14 | ERIN DOOLEY and BENJAMIN SIEGEL
    The commander-in-chief will be beach bummin’ it in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass, this summer, and the home he is reportedly renting out looks amazing. President Obama and the first lady are planning a two-week vacation at a seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home in Chilmark, the Martha’s Vineyard Times reports. The first family will travel to the island from Aug. 9 to Aug. 24, making the 15-day getaway the longest summer vacation of Obama’s presidency. While the location of their vacation home was supposed to be under wraps, neighbors confirmed to the local newspaper that the Obamas will be staying at a luxurious home...
  • Amid border crisis, Obama to take 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard

    07/10/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 82 replies
    The Washington Times. ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    President Obama is taking a 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard next month, despite the widespread criticism he’s received for not visiting the U.S.-Mexico border while it descends into chaos. The Obamas will leave Washington on Saturday, Aug. 9, and stay at a $12 million vacation home in Martha’s Vineyard until Sunday, Aug. 24, the White House confirmed late Wednesday. The president is expected to return to Chilmark and stay in a secluded house off North Road that overlooks the north shore and Vineyard Sound, the Martha’s Vineyard Times reported. Though not confirmed by the White House, the Obamas are expected...
  • Obama to address the declining Egypt situation from Martha’s Vineyard

    08/15/2013 6:55:23 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 113 replies
    President Obama will break into his Martha’s Vineyard summer vacation Thursday morning to make a statement on the unrest in Egypt, the White House said.
  • Obama's Martha's Vineyard Vaca Blocking Roads, Costing Businesses Thousands

    08/15/2013 6:21:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/15/13 | staff
    According to local reports, roadblocks surrounding the Obama vacation mansion in Martha’s Vineyard are frustrating locals, who can’t get to their businesses. “August is our make it or break it month,” Vineyard Artisans Festivals manager Andrea Rogers said to the Vineyard Gazette, “So this is the worst possible time of the year to block access. It impacts a lot of people.” Obama’s vacation week coincides with the heaviest time of the year in Martha’s Vineyard, known as Fair week. Patrick Jenkinson, who co-owns a gas station, says he “really rel[ies] on this third week in August, especially Fair week…We do...
  • Roadblocks around Obama's vacation mansion are choking off business in Martha's Vineyard towns

    08/15/2013 12:15:56 PM PDT · by matt04 · 39 replies
    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,...
  • With His Polls Slumping, the Economy in Decline, and a Strong al-Qaeda, Obama Flees Washington

    08/14/2013 5:38:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | August 14, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    President Obama has fled the White House for the peace and serenity of the beaches and golf links of Martha's Vineyard, leaving behind a mess of polls with failure written all over them. In the sweltering, dog days of August, Obama has left town for a one week vacation, hoping to escape the many troubles that plague his presidency: a declining economy; his job approval polls in a nose dive; and the latest news that the vast majority of Americans are dissatisfied with the country's direction under his policies. The Gallup Poll this week shows his job approval marks falling...
  • Unreal: Obamas' Dog Arrives on Own Flight for Martha's Vineyard Vacation

    08/12/2013 6:49:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 114 replies ^ | August 12, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama is officially on vacation with his family in Martha's Vineyard but apparently, there just wasn't enough room on 4,000 square feet of Air Force One for their dog Bo. Naturally, the dog was put on a separate flight. Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft. Arriving in the idyllic coastal retreat of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, Mr Obama left behind him in Washington DC high profile debates over the budget, government surveillance and his...
  • Obama to Martha's Vineyard as Chicago Crime Burns

    08/12/2013 4:25:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | August 12, 2013 | John Ransom
    It wouldn’t be summer really if America didn’t get to witness another lavish Martha’s Vineyard vacation by Barack Obama and his posse. Maybe we should just be thankful that he didn’t first ruin American credit like he did in 2011 before departing for the island off of the Massachusetts’ Horn of Plenty. Hotel rates in the summertime on the island range from $250 to $2100 per night. That’s more even than good seats at an NFL football game cost. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not against a president going on vacation. But when Americans face one of the worst job...
  • Cheers, sighs over Obamas’ visit

    08/11/2013 9:26:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 91 replies
    boston herald ^ | Sunday, August 11, 2013 | Gary J. Remal
    The Obamas ...are staying for nine days in a six-bedroom estate owned by David Schulte, a Chicago-based corporate restructuring specialist and friend of the president. The home sits on 9 acres overlooking Chilmark Pond and the Atlantic Ocean, and has a small basketball court. ... "They’re not on the street, and when they’re in a restaurant you’ve never seen so many police cars and so many military vehicles and black SUVs. It does put off a lot of people.
  • Vineyard Vitriol Over Obama's Visit

    08/07/2013 7:05:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 7, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Some of the local newspapers on Martha's Vineyard report that island goers "can expect extraordinary and lengthy up-Island detours, after President Barack Obama and his family arrive Saturday." adds: The Secret Service will close South Road to all vehicle traffic near the president's vacation compound on Snail Road beginning about 2 pm, Saturday afternoon. Only abutters and emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass through security check points between Meeting House Road to the east and Wooton Bassett Road to the west, for the duration of the Obamas' vacation, from August 10 to 18. snip News of the road...
  • First family returns to Martha's Vineyard for summer vacation, while furloughs kick in

    07/22/2013 5:52:05 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/22/2013 | Fox News
    The first family is returning this summer to Martha’s Vineyard, the third time the Obamas have vacationed on the exclusive Massachusetts island in the past four years. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will arrive August 10 and stay through August 18, the White House said earlier this month. The vacation is drawing some criticism about the president relaxing among the rich and famous while drastic cuts to the federal budget known as sequester kick in with full force, including the start this month of furloughs for 85 percent of the Defense Department’s civilian workforce.
  • Obama family heading back to Martha's Vineyard after skipping last summer

    07/19/2013 8:08:06 AM PDT · by Justaham · 69 replies
    Original title: Obama family heading back to Martha's Vineyard after skipping last summer... and this year they're renting a $7.6million mansion next to Ted Danson ------------------------------ The First Family are heading back to Martha's Vineyard for a luxurious summer vacation, and are reportedly renting a secluded six-bedroom property worth an estimated $7.6 million. President Barack Obama, wife Michelle and their two daughters missed out on a trip to the exclusive island last year due to campaigning in the 2012 elections. But they are making up for it this year and jetting off to Massachusetts on August 10 for a week....
  • President Obama returning to Martha’s Vineyard for August vacation

    07/12/2013 1:19:56 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 39 replies ^ | 07/12/2013 3:09 PM | Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON – President Obama is returning to Martha’s Vineyard next month, making his fourth trip to the wealthy island in Massachusetts since he became president. Obama will arrive on the Vineyard on August 10, and plans to remain on the island until August 18, according to the White House. He will arrive with First Lady Michelle Obama. Officials would not disclose any travel information about their two daughters, but they typically vacation on the Vineyard as well. The Obama family also vacationed on the vineyard in 2009, 2010, and 2011. They didn’t head to the island last year, a vacation...
  • Michelle Said to be Considering an Extended Vacation

    05/22/2013 7:06:14 AM PDT · by massmike · 73 replies ^ | 05/22/2013 | KEITH KOFFLER
    With scandal swirling about the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama may be considering an extended exit from Washington this summer, fleeing for weeks to the Obamas’ traditional summer haven, Martha’s Vineyard. According to the Boston Globe, “Michelle Obama and the children may be on the island for an extended period.” But the president would hardly be suffering by comparison. He may come up on weekends and then stay for two weeks at the end of the summer, the Globe reports. It appears Michelle may be skipping her usual spring excursion overseas, which in the past has included stops at...
  • Source: Preparations underway for Obama vacation on Martha's Vineyard

    03/07/2013 10:17:41 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    President Obama and his family are likely headed to Martha's Vineyard for a summer sojourn again this year. A source tells POLITICO that the Secret Service has started booking accommodations on the toney island off the Massachusetts coast. So far, the White House isn't saying anything, but the Vineyard is abuzz with the news. The first family is expected toward the end of August, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Biden's Security Team Squared Off in Nantucket Melee

    06/21/2012 11:25:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    EXCLUSIVE: Biden's Security Team Squared Off in Nantucket Melee By Jana Winter Published June 21, 2012 | MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass. – Getting into a barroom fight with the men who guard Vice President Joe Biden would likely get someone locked up -- unless the brawlers also happen to be on the very same security team. That's just what happened in a bloody, booze-fueled brawl that spilled out of Nantucket’s Rose and Crown nightclub while Biden and his family were spending last Thanksgiving on the island, according to police logs, notes and reports obtained by It was one of...
  • Obama’s Vineyard Foursomes Include UBS’s Wolf, Lawyer Jordan

    08/27/2010 3:57:05 PM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Bloomberg Business Week | 8/27/2010 | Kate Andersen Brower
    Obama’s Vineyard Foursomes Include UBS’s Wolf, Lawyer Jordan. Bloomberg Business Week link only:
  • Another Vacation For Obama?

    12/07/2011 7:09:07 AM PST · by Lexluthor69 · 17 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 12-07-11 | J.D. Longstreet
    It seems our over-worked President is off on another vacation … this time for over two weeks – seventeen days, to be exact. It seems only yesterday he was on vacation in Massachusetts. Wait! That WAS earlier this year, but it was only eleven days at Martha’s Vineyard. One would have to surmise that ruining a country is stressful for Obama. It must be all his leading from behind that does it. Why do we not hear the cries “Imperial Presidency” from the Mainstream Media these days? Two reasons: Obama is not a republican – and — Obama is a...
  • Couldn't occupiers really annoy the rich by occupying places like Martha's Vineyard? [bOWSers]

    11/18/2011 4:22:29 AM PST · by syriacus · 21 replies
    11/17/2011 | syriacus
    I know it's off-season, but it seems likely that dozens of law-breaking occupiers could grab AND MAINTAIN the attention of the rich if they camped out at places like Martha's Vineyard.The rich would be concerned for their vacation homes 24/7. When they wreak havoc in business districts, bOWSers* are inconveniencing the middle class and the poor, not the super rich.*bOWSers = packs of mangey, untrained critters who follow after schoolchildren, attack police, spread disease, defecate in public.
  • A Vineyard Too Far

    08/31/2011 4:48:08 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/30/2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    People who rail against “fat cats” shouldn’t vacation with them.By Sunday afternoon, the Gallup tracking poll showed a 17-point spread in the president’s approval rating — 38 percent approval to 55 percent disapproval. Such polls are fickle and can go up and down quickly, often depending on unwarranted and unfair perceptions and media hype, hinging on everything from hurricanes to killing bin Laden. That said, these recent abysmal numbers might suggest that for the first time, a considerable number of Americans are starting to be turned off not just by Barack Obama’s economic policies, but by Barack Obama himself. But...
  • President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters...en route to Washington

    08/26/2011 7:27:10 PM PDT · by maggief · 137 replies
    AP image via YAHOO ^ | August 26, 2011
    President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia walk from Marine One to board Air Force One, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station in Bourne, Mass., en route to Washington after a family vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
  • Plenty of room for the buckets and spades! The Obama motorcade hits the beach (UK)

    FULL TITLE: Plenty of room for the buckets and spades! The Obama motorcade hits the beach (and Michelle dons headphones instead of listening to her husband) As the East Coast awaits the full wrath of Hurricane Irene, the first family clearly are not letting it get in the way of a little leisure time in Martha's Vineyard. President Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters took to the beach Thursday afternoon in a 12-strong motorcade. With so many vehicles, there was plenty of room for the towels, beach balls, bucket and spades and other seaside necessities. The President and First...
  • Back in Washington: Obama heeds his own advice and cuts Martha's Vineyard vacation short

    08/27/2011 7:36:44 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Aug. 27, 2011
    Taking his own advice not to linger at the beach, President Barack Obama cut short his family's vacation on Martha's Vineyard and headed back to Washington late on Friday to await the landfall of a Hurricane Irene, which he warned could be an 'historic' storm. Joined by his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha, Mr Obama boarded his Marine One helicopter at the island's airport and took off for Cape Cod, where Air Force One then took them back to Washington. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the president felt it prudent to be back in Washington when Irene...
  • How Obama Spent His Summer Vacation The strangest PR debacle of a weird presidency.

    08/27/2011 6:59:31 AM PDT · by radioone · 33 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8-25-11 | John Hayward
    Barack Obama​’s misadventures in Martha’s Vineyard are some of the stranger unforced public-relations errors in recent memory. Spending a fortune to jet off to a fabled playground of the rich, while the country suffers from his recessionary economic policies, was a bizarre slap in the face to an electorate that has already come to view this President as arrogant and out-of-touch. “Optics” matter. Camp David is a nice vacation spot, too. Naturally, Obama played a lot of golf on vacation. Part of the problem with skipping off to the golf course so frequently is that when he plays a lot...
  • White House: Obama ending vacation due to Hurricane Irene

    08/26/2011 1:38:51 PM PDT · by matt04 · 53 replies
    The White House says President Barack Obama is cutting his Martha's Vineyard vacation short because of Hurricane Irene. He'll return to Washington on Friday night instead of Saturday afternoon. Spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama made the decision shortly after urging Americans in Hurricane Irene's path to heed warnings about the storm. Earnest says Obama decided it would be more prudent for him to be at the White House at the end of the day, instead of in the New England area.
  • Obama cuts his vacation short

    08/26/2011 10:58:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 08/26/11 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. - Hurricane Irene accomplished what an uprising in Libya and a sour economy could not: Force President Barack Obama to cut his Martha Vineyard's vacation short. White House spokesman Josh Earnest announced Friday that Obama would return to Washington tonight, saying the president "felt it was prudent to be at the White House" as the hurricane makes landfall.
  • Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in

    08/24/2011 9:28:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 372 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/11 | Tamara Abraham
    The Obamas' summer break in Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances. White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year. Branding her 'disgusting' and 'a vacation junkie', they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol. The 'top source' told the National Enquirer: 'It's disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage...
  • Golf: One hole for the press pool, and WH promptly shoos them away

    08/23/2011 10:04:33 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 8 replies
    The Obma Report ^ | 8/23/2011
    After a couple of Golf outings in which the President deliberately skipped some holes to avoid TV cameras and photographers, Mr. Obama apparently came to the conclusion that, in his attempts to avoid unfavorable press, he was actually doing more harm, than good, to his public image and persona. Hence, on Tuesday, the President begrudgingly permitted members of the White House Press pool to snap some photographs of him on the Golf course, at least for a short while, which afforded them with barely enough time to see him play one hole... The Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown reported: The pool...
  • Fore! Obama Skips 8th Hole To Avoid TV Cameras & Photographer

    08/21/2011 6:32:16 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 50 replies
    Blogspot via GatewayPundit ^ | August 21, 2011 | The Obama Report Blogspot
    Barack Obama skipped the 8th hole rather than be filmed by TV crews at the Vineyard Golf Course on Friday. The Boston Globe reported: But it was later, at the Vineyard Golf Course in Edgartown, where the president’s recalcitrance was most evident. Approaching the eighth tee in a golf cart with friend and frequent golfing buddy Eric Whitaker, the president noticed three TV cameras and a Globe photographer across the street. Rather than stop and be photographed teeing off, the president skipped the hole.
  • Golf: Obama Skips the 8th hole to avoid TV Cameras & photographer

    08/21/2011 4:22:38 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 39 replies
    The White House says the country does not begrudge Obama some [vacation] time with his family, but it has been careful to allow no pictures so far of him at play on the golf course... The Boston Globe reported that when Obama [on Friday] approached "the eighth tee in a golf cart with friend and frequent golfing buddy Eric Whitaker," he "noticed three TV cameras and a Globe photographer across the street. Rather than stop and be photographed teeing off, the president skipped the hole."...
  • Obama, family head to beach on Martha's Vineyard

    08/21/2011 8:47:30 AM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    AP ^ | August 21, 2011 | ERICA WERNER
    DGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - August 21, 2011 (WPVI) -- President Barack Obama and his family are enjoying a vacation day at the beach on Martha's Vineyard. Obama, his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha were spending part of Sunday at a private beach in Edgartown, Mass.
  • Obama Tries to Shield Press From Golf Course but Fox News Cameras Were There

    08/20/2011 12:18:57 PM PDT · by caseyn · 28 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 8/20/11 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama began his vacation on Martha's Vineyard Friday with a visit to a local bookstore the Associated Press reports. Later in the day, the president golfed at a private course and ended his evening having dinner with First Lady Michelle Obama at the Beach Plum Inn according to media reports. See the video at
  • Levin calls for integration of Obama vacation spot Martha’s Vineyard

    08/20/2011 11:18:53 AM PDT · by caroline2005nc · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Although a lot has been said about the timing of President Barack Obama’s vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, not much has been said about the spot itself, other than criticism about the tone deafness of a president vacationing at a haven for the well-to-do while so many Americans are struggling financially. On his Friday radio program, radio talk show host Mark Levin took a look at the racial make-up of the Obama vacation spot and likened it to the left-leaning MSNBC cable news network. “But what about on Martha’s Vineyard?” Levin said. “I’m just asking. Doesn’t Martha’s Vineyard kind of reflect...
  • Obama increases his personal debt ceiling -- his-and-hers jets for vacation

    08/19/2011 9:55:09 PM PDT · by garjog · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19th August 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Before it had even started in earnest, the much-maligned vacation became a PR nightmare, after it emerged this morning that he and his wife took separate government jets to Martha's Vineyard just hours apart. Michelle Obama​ was revealed to have arrived at the Massachusetts retreat, only 500 miles from Washington, four hours before her husband yesterday. ... The extra transport to get the the First Lady to the island for only a few more hours of vacation time will have cost taxpayers thousands in additional expenses. The costs related to Mrs Obama’s solo trip mainly include the flight on the...
  • Obamas Share Sacrifice at Pricey Vineyard Restaurant (no peas on menu)

    08/19/2011 7:48:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | August 19, 2011 | Keith Koffler
    President and Mrs. Obama are sharing in the sacrifice tonight at the Beach Plum Restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard, which features an array of overpriced selections for the first couple to choose from that could easily bring the bill within the range of $200. They might, for example, choose to start the meal with a $15 chunk of pizza cheese – I’m sorry, “Fresh Mozzarella” with “Fresh Basil, vine ripened tomatoes, aged balsamic reduction, and chive dill.” This is a good mix because some things are fresh, and some things are aged. But the sacrifice really gets serious with the entree,...
  • Relaxing Obama hits bookstore with Malia and Sasha

    08/19/2011 2:13:32 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 19, 2011 | NA
    EXCERPT: After going upstairs and looking around the store, Obama was seen holding five or six books, including "Brave New World" and "The Bayou Trilogy." He went to the cashier after Malia and Sasha had picked out some books of their own, but disagreed with the $32 price he was quoted, which seemed low for the size of his stack. He paid by credit card, telling the cashiers that he uses it only about three times a year. (...)
  • Post Card From Martha’s Vineyard

    08/19/2011 5:54:21 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-19-11 | Gerry Ashley
    Let’s be fair here. The President must be exhausted. And why not? Consider: He’s just spent 3 solid days on board one of the most luxurious buses you and I could possibly pay for. Correct me if I’m wrong, but did he get even ONE round of golf in during the past 3 days? I don’t think so. It gets worse: The travel agency that booked this 3-day tour – for some reason – did NOT book him into any urban areas where blacks and Hispanics are suffering from unemployment rates as much as two or three times the national...
  • Tears and Toil in Martha’s Vineyard [Boredom, unemployment, drugs, alcohol, abuse]

    08/19/2011 12:26:26 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 30 replies ^ | 7:15AM BST 19 Aug 2011 | By Melissa Whitworth
    President Obama’s holiday haven is a favourite with the rich and famous, but conceals some dark secrets.
  • Obama heads to Martha's Vineyard for a can’t-win vacation (Who here has ever been there?)

    08/18/2011 8:42:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/18/11 | Sam Youngman
    Obama heads to Martha's Vineyard for a can’t-win vacationBy Sam Youngman - 08/18/11 05:52 PM ET Critics are lining up to blast the president for taking time off amid continued economic turbulence as President Obama jets off for his annual August vacation. Obama left the White House Thursday afternoon to join his family in Martha’s Vineyard, where he is expected to stay for about a week. The optics of a president vacationing at a tony, upscale spot while the country faces unprecedented challenges is not new. This will be the third August in a row that Obama has headed to...
  • Obama’s Vineyard Break Teeing Off Many Critics (Obama Backlash Gaining Speed)

    08/18/2011 5:21:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 18, 2011 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson
    Hey, President Obama: The stock market’s in the toilet, the nation’s credit rating tanked and unemployment’s still over 9 percent, what are you gonna do now? He’s going to the Vineyard! The prez and his family are scheduled to arrive on The Rock late this afternoon to begin a 10-day vacation on the celebrity-choked summer home to the rich, famous and well connected. And as the first family got set to check into Blue Heron Farm, their $50,000-a-week summer rental in West Tisbury, the chorus of catcalls continued over the commander-in-chief’s ill-timed retreat. Former Mass. governor Mitt Romney said Obama...
  • The view from Martha's Vineyard

    08/18/2011 4:19:12 PM PDT · by library user · 12 replies
    WND ^ | August 18, 2011 | by Pat Buchanan
    **snip** We are an overextended empire and commonwealth facing strategic and fiscal bankruptcy. If Obama is to lead the nation out of the crisis it confronts, he has to preside over a downsizing of the welfare-warfare state – the same state that sustains his base. Not to worry, we are told. When the lazy days of summer are over, Obama will present Congress with his big plan for resurrecting the economy and ensuring the long-term solvency of the nation. Obama's September program – indeed, any credible plan to revive the economy and bring our books into balance – has to...
  • The Presidential Planner: Obama Heads to Martha's Vineyard

    08/18/2011 7:17:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2011 | Devin Dwyer
    Fresh off three days of barnstorming in the Midwest, President Obama will spend the morning at the White House in two closed-door meetings, first with his senior economic advisors in the Oval Office then with his national security team in the Situation Room. In the afternoon, Obama heads to the island oasis of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, where he’s expected to spend the next 10 days vacationing with his family.
  • Barack Obama faces calls to cancel summer holiday

    08/12/2011 9:36:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/12/11 | Alex Spillius
    With the credit rating of the United States downgraded for the first time, and the stock markets on a rollercoaster ride, critics argue that relaxing on the exclusive Massachusetts island with his family for 10 days at the end of the month would send the wrong signal to voters. Newt Gingrich, a former Speaker of the House now running for the Republican 2012 nomination, said: "He ought to cancel the vacation - period." He also demanded that Congress should return from an even longer break of five weeks. Jay Carney, the White House spokesman, was forced to defend the president's...
  • Obama's Vineyard Vacation Will Cost Taxpayers Millions

    08/11/2011 9:00:00 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 52 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | Aug. 11, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    At a time when many more cash-strapped Americans are stuck at home instead of vacationing at the beach, President Obama next week will lead an entourage of several dozens to exclusive Martha's Vineyard island at a cost of millions to taxpayers. While technically he is paying for his estimated $50,000 a week rental of the 28-acre beachfront Blue Heron Farm in woodsy Chilmark, the dozens of U.S. Secret Service agents, communications officials, top aides, drivers, and U.S. Coast Guard personnel with him will be covered by taxpayers as with every other presidential vacation.[Get your Whispers on your iPad--subscribe to U.S....
  • Special Notice: Obama To Vacation On Martha's Vineyard Following A Job Well Done

    08/10/2011 1:59:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/10/2011 | Tyler Durden
    We bring you this special announcement courtesy of the White House which has informed that American plebs that following a fantastic job well done, in which the market is now back to pre-QE2 levels, unemployment is near record highs, delays for presidential press meetings compare with Newark airplane take offs, pessimism is at record highs, America's credit rating has just been downgraded, the country was nearly bankrupted, and sales of end of the world provisions are through the roof (not to mention ammunition), president Obama is taking a well-deserved vacation at Martha's Vineyard at the end of the month. From...
  • Most can't afford a vacation; Obama will jet to Martha's Vineyard

    07/19/2011 6:47:44 AM PDT · by pabianice · 69 replies
    WTKK-FM | 7/19/11
    Per WTKK news -- 56% of families that usually take a summer vacation cannot afford to this year and will be taking "staycations" at home. Meanwhile, The White House has announced that the Obama family will again head to Martha's Vineyard with an entourage of over 200 people (including scurity, cooks, butlers, staff, etc.), requiring half a dozen Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft, to stay at a $50,000/week mansion that will cost over $1,000,000/week in your tax money all told. Obama -- he feels your pain.
  • Martha's Vineyard's illegal immigrant 'secret'

    06/12/2011 12:41:49 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 22 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6/12/11 | Jon Swaine
    But the start of high season in Martha's Vineyard has this year been rocked by the unwelcome airing of what some residents admit is the island's guilty secret. An anonymous blogger on the tiny resort, off the coast of Massachusetts, has launched a website naming local firms that he alleges employ illegal immigrants. The site, Operation Punchbowl, has sent local business owners scrambling to insist that they carry out rigorous checks on whether staff have permission to work in the US. "People are very frustrated," Nancy Gardella, the director of the local chamber of commerce, told The Daily Telegraph. "It's...
  • National Enquirer: THE KENNEDY- OBAMA COLD WAR

    09/07/2010 7:38:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 71 replies
    CAROLINE KENNEDY is so ticked off at the OBAMAs she coldly snubbed them during the family's recent vacation to Martha's Vineyard, sources tell The ENQUIRER. After working hard to elect President Obama, Caroline was widely expected to host the first family at her sprawling Red Gate Farm on the island, as the Kennedys did the Clintons when they were in the White House. Instead, when the Obamas recently relaxed on Martha's Vineyard, they ended up renting the same place as last year, Blue Heron Farm in the town of Chilmark. Caroline's blatant cold-shoulder treatment is evidence of the bad blood...
  • Video: Back to golf course for Obama (Martha's Vineyard round #4)

    08/26/2010 2:04:33 PM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | August 26, 2010
    Under sunny skies this afternoon, it was back to the golf course for President Barack Obama - this time a round at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs. Today's game is the first on his 10-day Martha's Vineyard vacation at the semi-private Farm Neck course. Obama golfed twice at the Vineyard Golf Club and late yesterday at the nine-hole Mink Meadows Golf Club in Vineyard Haven.
  • How Much Is Too Much?

    08/24/2010 5:46:38 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 3 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-24-10 | Stoutcat
    I don’t begrudge any President down time. I know it’s a gruelling job that occupies almost every waking moment. But. Obama spent nearly four years trying to convince the public that he not only was qualified for the job, but that he actually wanted it. And enough people bought into his hope and change to give it to him. So honestly, I think this really is a bit much...