Wave, dummy! The president’s going by!

August 26, 2010


Blog Guy, I see the Obamas are vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard again this summer. Those lucky residents! They can just walk out on their porches and balconies and see Barack and Michelle. What fun!

vineyard balcony crop 300Well, yes and no. It’s more work than it was the last time Obama went to the Vineyard.

Let’s face it. He’s not as new or popular as he used to be, but the White House still wants it to look like he’s drawing the crowds.

So, folks have been ordered to have someone at every window, and balconies must have at least two people on them, no matter what.

Look here, at the Peterson place, in Oak Bluffs. This woman has resorted to using a mannequin on her balcony, just to reach her quota. Think of the humiliation.

Yes, that poor woman!

vineyard windows 280No, I mean the mannequin! In 2008 he was the chairman of Vineyard Dummies for McCain and Palin!

Yeah, I see he needed some convincing. So do you think that seagull came to see the president?

Nah, even on Martha’s Vineyard, gulls just wanna have fun.

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Top: A woman yells down to U.S. President Barack Obama from her balcony as he arrives for lunch in Martha’s Vineyard in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

Right: Two men lean out windows hoping to get a glimpse of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama in Edgartown, Massachusetts on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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Snyder needs a lighter touch with his blush. Maybe he should try wearing his glasses over his eyes when he applies his makeup.

BG: the inflatable crowds! How could they be missing this?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

How can gulls possibly have fun on Marthas Vineyard when four of the six towns on the island are dry?? No alcohol! I thought that was all rich people did was drink brandy and wine and champagne. Well not on Marthas Vineyard it seems.

And it’s not like the other two towns are awash in the stuff to even things out. When they say the other two towns are not “dry” what they really mean is BYOB.

What? The POTUS? Eh, who cares, he’s just passing through anyway.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Looks like that guy should spend a little less time out on balconies, and a little more time at the dermatologist.

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

Really. I don’t wanna be around when you guys turn your venom on me…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

I worry about Mr.Peterson… if that is Mrs.Peterson.. provided the dummy IS NOT Mr. Peterson…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Um, does this remind anyone else of the movie Psycho? Is this the Peterson Motel?

‘Gulls just want to have fun’ – HA! Funny stuff.

Posted by drgnbait | Report as abusive

By chance, does Mrs. Peterson practice taxidermy? Maybe her maiden name was Bates? Sure would explain that nasty hematoma on her ‘companion’s’ face!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

How is it known that the two men leaning out their windows were hoping to gatch a glimps of Michelle Obama? From what I could see from the other pics of the Obamas vacation she was not wearing a shirt that low cut that these two guys would be practically throwing themselves out the window to see.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

On closer examination, I see that even the gulls have sent in mannequin stand-ins. Or should that be ‘gullequins’? Maybe ‘gullibles’?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Ifly; wait, it’s a vineyard, surely there’s booze?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I dont think so, CG… thats why its bizzare calling it Martha’s vineyard…

Mr.Pilot, me agreest with thou!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

hehehe good one :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Even comically dressed mannequins are still creepy – staring at you with their cold, dead eyes.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Now, you see if Manny had ben paying attention, he would realise he should have one hand up behind his head, in order to ‘open up his chest’ and look more appealing. Maybe Miss Universe, or one of the other dummies from that competition could stop by and give Manny a few pointers.

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

Nosmo.. getting all poetic there, eh? Dark, but poetic…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@CrowGirl…surely there is not! I was shocked as I flew there specifically to get a bottle of Marthas Vineyard wine! I was almost laughed at for not knowing that Marthas friggin Vineyard did not in fact have any vineyards.

It was a nice flight though so it wasn’t a total waste.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Crow, everything pilot says is true, but I’ve been to the Vineyard many times and there is booze aplenty. Some towns are dry, but they’re very close to towns that are wet, and liquor stores are conveniently located as near to the dry towns as they may legally be.

I’m also pretty sure Obama can get a drink if he wants one. If all else fails they can take him to Air Force One and he can sit there and drink for free….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

No argument here, Spin. I LOVE Nantucket. We spent most of our honeymoon there and have been back many times.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

The Blog Guy got married and went to Nantucket
Giving his wife a single gold ducat
She looked in her hand
Her expression was bland
When she said “Go stick your head in a bucket”

Hey, it is a family show, after all.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Dry towns! That’s so quaint! We don’t even have that in Wales anymore.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Wales had dry towns?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Good one, Nosmo! I am sure Mrs.BG would appreciate that! :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Ifly, yeah, years ago. Some counties used to be dry on Sundays.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

We still have dry counties in Ohio. None of them are populated primarily by people of German descent.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Jeez. Guess where we won’t be having the next Oddly Enough Blog Annual Readers Convention…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive