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Barack’s Vineyard: More photos as the Presidential visit nears


 

Only two days until Barack Obama and his family arrive on Martha’s Vineyard for a week’s vacation, and some of the locals are getting ticked. Frankly, it’s hard to blame them. They’re ticked that the President’s arrival via helicopter will be closed to the public (unlike during Bill Clinton’s many, many visits). They’re ticked at what many perceive as overly strict security measures banning certain air traffic. They’re ticked that the White House is signaling that the President won’t be wandering the streets and shops like Clinton used to do. Plus – and this is just cruel – it’s been revealed that Geraldo Rivera arrives tomorrow. There’s only so much a citizenry can take.

Meanwhile, I’ve snapped some more photos of Obama-related merchandise and displays on the island. Think of it as a vacation slideshow, but without that slide of me in my open bathrobe “accidentally” getting mixed in there – you know, just to see if you’re interested.

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When T-shirt slogan designers sit down to brainstorm the visit of a major celebrity, I believe they do so with a checklist. And right at the top of the checklist? The question: Can we, in any way, use the name of the visiting individual in verb form? One hundred per cent of the time the answer is yes.

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Sure, why not? (Warning: “Bounce Back Action” may not function during health-care debate.)

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Aside from on T-shirts and in the private, late-night fantasies of Katie Couric, Barack Obama tends to appear most frequently on tote bags. This is so Americans can more easily carry their hopes and their dreams to the Change Depot, where they are transformed into reality.

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Act quickly if you want to own this T-shirt of the American President dunking his Hope Ball over the Power Forward of Tyranny.

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Obama as Paul Stanley? Makes sense. That means Joe Biden is Ace Frehley and Nancy Pelosi is that annoying Beth bitch who keeps nagging Peter Criss to come home.

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This piece is in the window of Midnight Farm, the Vineyard Haven shop owned by Carly Simon. The part I enjoy most is how the artist clearly began to run out of inspiring, hope-based words to place alongside the President. The theme starts out strong enough – “change,” “together,” “believe” – but peters out rather noticeably when we get to “green” and “cooperate.” Another few inches of canvas to fill and there may have been the need to paint the words “niceness” and “likes kittens.”

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Is this really the “official” shirt of the presidential visit? Probably not. But there’s no doubt it’s the official shirt of Hillary Clinton being drawn with an undignified amount of cleavage.

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To the question, “Of all the Obama-themed shirts for sale on Martha’s Vineyard, which shirt will make me look most like a tool?” we at long last have a definitive answer.

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This has nothing to do with Obama, but I thought you’d all like to be informed that Doug Liman – director of Swingers, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity – won first place for his hot peppers yesterday at the Martha’s Vineyard Fair.

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Also at the Fair, I came upon this portrait of the First Family, entitled High Hopes. Question: Why can’t the dog fly? I can only assume that the artist thought: “Okay, President Obama has the power of flight. That’s just science. And through marriage and procreation, he’d logically be able to pass on that ability to his wife and daughters. But the dog? Fly? That’s just crazy talk. It’d spoil the painting’s whole vibe of realism.”


 
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Barack’s Vineyard: More photos as the Presidential visit nears

  1. There is also another famous visitor headed to the Vineyard but for some reason she's not receiving the same amount of coverage as she did when Bush was in office. I wonder why?

    "In an appearance August 18 on WLS radio in Chicago, ABC News anchor Charles Gibson was asked about anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan's plans to travel to Martha's Vineyard next week, where she will protest the Iraq and Afghanistan wars while President Obama is vacationing there. Gibson, whose newscast and network featured Sheehan when she led anti-war protests outside President Bush's Texas ranch in 2005, answered, "Enough already." Washington Examiner, Aug 20, 2009

  2. The serious question is – will Michelle be wearing shorts and is it appropriate.

  3. The painting of the Obama family flying over the White House is inspired. Why are their arms so short? And what are they high on?

    • The First Family are probably not high on anything. There was a funny story the other day that claimed Michelle's mother is practicing Santeria in the White House. I am thinking that's why they are flying. Maybe it doesn't work on dogs?

      I am not sure why there are arms are so short though. Maybe grandma is still an amateur and something went wrong?

      <a href="http://www.drudge.com/news/124238/witchcraft-white-house” target=”_blank”>www.drudge.com/news/124238/witchcraft-white-house

    • The First Family are probably not high on anything. There was a funny story the other day that claimed Michelle's mother is practicing Santeria in the White House. I am thinking that's why they are flying. Maybe it doesn't work on dogs?

      I am not sure why their arms are so short though. Maybe grandma is still an amateur and something went wrong?

      <a href="http://www.drudge.com/news/124238/witchcraft-white-house” target=”_blank”>www.drudge.com/news/124238/witchcraft-white-house

      • You got that from Drudge – hmmm. Moving on.

        • Not even Drudge – I linked to Drudge Retort. I just thought it was hysterical story. When I was googling to find out more about the 'story' I discovered occult related stuff has been going on in the White House for a very long time indeed.

  4. The media like to portray protesters as radicals/terrorists, at the same time spouting "patriotic" BS. Its sadly ironic.

  5. obama just hasn't delivered on any of the promises from the campaign of 2008. americans are very disappointed, who cares where he vacations?

  6. Who cares. It's kinda sad, though, that this is sooooo typical of liberals. they go someplace where they will be surrounded by ONLY liberals, and get endless reinforcement of their unchallengeable views. He'll come back to DC newly energized and convinced that he's the "one" and that he has the tablets of truth safely in hand. Such a total waste of a presidential term.
    I've been to three very fancy dinner parties with about 30 Martha's Vineyard liberal types. The first was before the election, and the entire party was consumed with Obama deification talk. The next two were after March 1st, and I never even heard the name (same people). I think that's a pretty accurate peek at America's Obamorons, and how they feel now.

  7. There is also another famous visitor headed to the Vineyard but for some reason she's not receiving the same amount of coverage as she did when Bush was in office. I wonder why? And that Gibson chap is such an understanding, caring fellow. 'Enough already' to the grieving mother, we don't want to spoil the magnificence that is Obama on vacation.

    "In an appearance August 18 on WLS radio in Chicago, ABC News anchor Charles Gibson was asked about anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan's plans to travel to Martha's Vineyard next week, where she will protest the Iraq and Afghanistan wars while President Obama is vacationing there. Gibson, whose newscast and network featured Sheehan when she led anti-war protests outside President Bush's Texas ranch in 2005, answered, "Enough already." Washington Examiner, Aug 20, 2009

  8. Canada is on the Obamoron wagon full force. Sadly, his "buy American" policy will put a lot of Canadians out of work.

    I wonder how many jobs must be lost before Canadians realize that as much as they hate the Republicans, they are actually better for Canada.

  9. [SF: Expense a few and award them to unsuspecting winners of future caption contests. No risk to me]

  10. I find it very interesting in the Midnight Farm poster the words, "Barack" and "You" are in the same font and size so the mind will perceive them as a phrase.

    Hey, you! Yes, you! Barack you! And your little dog too!

  11. WOW! This is really great. I did not know all this was happening on Martha's Vineyard. Holy crow, thank heavens Feschuk was on the job. Barack you too Feschuck…

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