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Obamas to Vacation on $7.6 Million Estate

President Obama and his family are expected to stay on a $7.6 million estate in the Chilmark area of Martha’s Vineyard, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times.

The Obamas are departing for their usual summertime Martha’s Vineyard sojourn August 10 and will remain on the island until August 18. The White House has confirmed the travel dates but not the location of the Obamas’ stay. The family has vacationed in Chilmark before, but not at this location, previously staying at the Blue Heron Farm.

The house where it appears they will be relaxing this year has four bedrooms, a two-bedroom guesthouse and a half basketball court with an older-style college three point line conveniently drawn in. It’s surrounded by woods but only about a mile from the beach.

The court could come in handy as Obama needs help with his shot, having gone 2 for 22 during a recent attempt to show off at the White House.

The Obamas have vacationed in Martha’s Vineyard every year he’s been president except 2012, when he was busy getting reelected and a president styling himself as a warrior for the middle class might not have wanted to be seen luxuriating in a playground for the rich.

The Obamas will land on the Vineyard “during one of the busiest times of the summer,” according to the MV Times, no doubt creating some inconveniences for other vacationers. While they’ll likely do the usual bike riding, beach time and of course, presidential golf, it appears a very special moment is being put together for them.

Harry Belafonte, the legendary crooner and civil rights activist, will perform at an invitation-only event being organized by Charles Ogletree, Obama’s Harvard Law School professor.

61 thoughts on “Obamas to Vacation on $7.6 Million Estate”

  1. A prof. from ‘Barack Hussein Obama’s’ college/law school days exists!?

    I still dont understand why every prof. he ever had at Columbia etc. didnt come out and praise him to the high-heavens in 2008…? (re: “I had Pres. Obama in my class”)
    At one point Obama would have taken a small class/college seminar and everyone in that class should have rembered him…?

    Why are Obama’s “college years” such a blank space…?

    1. Zero’s college years are a blank because “filling in the blanks” would bring even more questions about who he is, and how did the turtle get to the top of the post, because we all know he didn’t get there on his own merits.

        1. Oh, I love him as an entertainer. My parents had a lot of records when I was young, including those of him, the Supremes, Chet Atkins, Gladys Knight and the Pips, et al.

  2. I did a bit of digging on Ogletree. I wanted to know more about his writing of “Unequal Justice for Al Sharpton” at This is in one of the results:

    At college, Ogletree became dismayed by the elitism of the institution. Fortunately, he was also quite near the epicenter of the Black Power movement that had coalesced around San Francisco, the city of Oakland, and the University of California at Berkeley at that point in history. Ogletree became a campus radical, organizing an Afrocentric (though still integrated) dormitory, where he met his future wife, Pamela Barnes. He edited a campus Black Panther newspaper called The Real News and traveled to Africa and Cuba as part of student activist groups.

    Read more:

    Fascinating reading.

  3. How can these human ticks who are sucking the life blood out of our country afford to vacation at $7.3 million dollar estate on his “salary” as president? Who is paying the rental costs for this opulent mansion? Who is picking up the booze and cigarette tab that will end up being an enourmous cost? For someone who purports to “hate the rich” Dictator Obama and his Entitlement Queen Moochelle sure love to emulate their lifestyle and hang with them.

    Hope it pours buckets every single day.

    1. >>> Who is paying the rental costs for this opulent mansion? Who is picking up the booze and cigarette tab that will end up being an enourmous cost? <<<

      WE are.

    2. Meh. I hope it’s hot and humid the whole time. Nice unstable atmosphere, so if Sir Golfsalot really DOES decide to hit the links, maybe a popcorn thunderstorm will show up.

      1. To my knowledge, he’s never said those exact words. His other words, and his policies, indicate he has issues with people who are rich who are not of his political persuasion, that being Progressivism, a/k/a Communism.

  4. Ogletree is the scumbag that was caught on video bragging about hiding Preezy’s involvement with Derrick Bell and critical race theory during the 2008 election. Just another cog in the wheel of the greatest con ever pulled on the American people.

    1. He’s not all bad. He helped found Harvard’s trial advocacy workshops which have helped train attorneys for almost 20 years.

      1. Depends on what these advocacy workshops are teaching attorneys. If the training involves what the Martin lawyer told Greta – that she wasn’t only a lawyer but a “social engineer” – then he is all that bad in my opinion.

        1. Trial advocacy is about the Bill of Rights and making sure the cops and prosecution stick to the law. I highly doubt Harvard would’ve allowed much else.

          1. Preezy and his ilk have zero respect for the Bill of Rights, so I remain skeptical. Ted Cruz said there are plenty of commies crawling the halls of Harvard Law School. I’ll take his word for it.

    2. Not Nabob the Knothead

      Only we are not fooled. We, I, pay attention to what’s happening around us instead of Keeping Up With the Kardashian Klan.

  5. Some vacation, they’re going from one multi-million dollar home to stay in another multi-million dollar home in another state. The Mr will get in some golf, the Mrs will do whatever it is she does in DC, a bike ride, an ice cream cone, and a platoon of security will watch every move the teenagers do. They might as well stay in DC.

  6. A gathering of radicals – Ogletree, Belafonte, Valjar and, most likely, his regular traveling companions Nesbitt and Dr. Eric Whitaker. Gotta hand it to him – he doesn’t try to hide it – he flaunts it.

    Undoubtedly, Mr. Belafonte earned Obama’s eternal love and respect after these endearing words during a 2005 visit to Hugo Chavez:
    “No matter what the greatest tyrant in the world, the greatest terrorist in the world, George W. Bush says, we’re here to tell you: Not hundreds, not thousands, but millions of the American people … support your revolution. We respect you, we admire you.”

      1. Whatever happened to Jason what’s his name the gay sports person that we can make a big announcement about and have him pal around with Mooch for awhile? Yeah, whatever happened to that guy — is he going for beach week?

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  8. Looks like the $7M estate is a mile from the ocean – bummer. How are they going to survive? More importantly, how are the residents going to survive! Every time MO and the kids want to frolic on the beach it’s going to involve a 20 vehicle motorcade, SS, local police, and clearing the beach of locals and tourists.

    If the Obamas were decent people, they would have purchased their own vacation place in Hawaii instead of robbing taxpayers of $10’s of millions to flaunt their newly acquired riches. I have more respect for Bonnie and Clyde – at least they robbed banks.

    1. >> Every time MO and the kids want to frolic on the beach it’s going to involve a 20 vehicle motorcade, SS, local police, and clearing the beach of locals and tourists. <<

      YUP!! They spend more $ that way, cost more for SS goons, equipment, stuff, personal life-guards, dog-handler, one for BO, too. Gotta bring more transport aircraft, too, for the motorcade vehicles, unless they drive them there ahead of time, in which case we pay for more fuel.

      1. I’m waiting for the bicycling pics of BHO in mom jeans. Always a great compare to Putin wrestling a bear. Sorta like a BHO 1st pitch photo vs. a Putin judo session.

    1. For them, absolutely.

      For military communities that are getting hurt badly by military spending cuts, not so much.

      Elsewhere in Maryland, take a look at the employment data for Harford County. Aberdeen Proving Ground employs 15,582 out of a total of 122,371 employed. That’s about 1 out of every 8 county workers. Think Harford County isn’t feeling the pain from the sequester?

      Meanwhile, King Barry the First is kicking back in a multimillion dollar mansion on the playground of the rich.

      Revolutions have been started over lesser despots than this. Just sayin’.

  9. Bit of a cheap shot isn’t it? To cite the value of the premises he has chosen to vacation at? I mean, everyone here reading this blog has stayed in a building or vacation complex worth far more than the this place is valued at, and I don’t hear anyone calling us “extravagant” or engaging in the conspicuous consumption of wealth while dismissing the complaints of the poor with “let them eat cake” types of comments. Yes, the cost of security while he’s there falls on the taxpayer, but that is certainly nothing new to the Obama administration. I really don’t see what or how the value of the real estate one happens to be vacationing on has to do with anything whatsoever. Especially when there are so many REAL problems with his administration one could cite. You only devalue the rest of what you have to say about Obama (or any other person) when you stoop to throwing around chicken-sh*t like this.

    1. If this seldom happened, if that family vacationed at Camp David instead of flying their kids to Mexico and the Bahamas or took one plane to and from Hawaii, it’d be no big deal for me.

    2. I dunno, Gary, the Obamas have kind of been asking for it. I can’t remember another president/first lady who were so keen on lecturing us about how we should live while living the high life themselves.

      it’s like Michelle Antoinette forcing kids to eat carrots instead of potato chips, while she goes out and stuffs herself with lobster and champagne and anything she bloody well feels like. or throwing star-studded parties at the White House, but no money for school tours of that same building, which is NOT owned by them, but by us.

      frankly, it’s a little unseemly. I always think of Barry Sanders, who, in answer to a question about how some football players celebrate in the end zone after scoring a touchdown, said “I don’t do that; I like to act like I’ve been there before.”

      just like those showboating football players, the Obamas have “never been there before” and it’s painfully obvious. they are completely bewitched by their money and power. (just one of the zillion reasons Romney would have made a FAR better president; he’s already incredibly rich.)

      we used to call that “nouveau riche.” I think that still fits.

    3. You don’t have a problem with this, Sir?

      101 million Americans–ONE-THIRD OF THE ENTIRE POPULATION–are receiving FOOD ASSISTANCE. I.e., they are so poor that they need government assistance to put food on their tables. Meanwhile, the Obamas are renting a mansion in Martha’s Vineyard, pretty much THE go-to place in the US for the ultra-rich.

      Let me put that plainly. A third of the country needs government help to get food; President Obama, meanwhile, is going to be lording it up in one of the most exclusive resorts in the US. You don’t have a problem with this, Sir?

      As a matter of law, Americans don’t have to get any vacation days AT ALL. And with the economy where it is, the private sector doesn’t exactly NEED to be generous with paid time off, as a lot of people are simply happy to have ANY job in this economy. There are Americans out there, right now, who have not had an honest vacation in YEARS. And yet, here’s President Obama, himself not long removed from a $100 million African junket, now going up to spend a week with the glitterati on the Vineyard. It is fair to say that this man has taken more four- and five-star vacations this year alone–never MIND over his entire term in office–than some Americans have taken in many, many years. You don’t have a problem with this, Sir?

      And PLEASE don’t get me started on the First Family’s annual Christmas junket to Hawaii. They do NOT need to fly 9,662 miles round trip, spending $3 million+ taxpayer dollars on Air Force One alone, while a third of the country is getting food assistance. You don’t have a problem with this, Sir? It doesn’t at all strike you as lording it over the peons?

      Oh, go on…you’re going to say Bush was worse. Well, Bush’s idea of a vacation was usually going to his home in Crawford, Texas, and mountain biking or chopping cedar in 100-degree heat. He was NOT jet-setting on the Vineyard. Even The Washington Post, no friend of Mr. Bush, said that he did not take what most Americans would consider to be an ideal–or even appealing–vacation.

      The Obamas are living the high life, and spending tax money on themselves at rates that would give pause to European royalty. Meanwhile, 1 out of every 7 American workers does not have the full-time job they want. You don’t have a problem with this, Sir? It doesn’t come across to you as “I’ve got mine, so I don’t care about anybody else”?

      Not to be rude, but the man is a tyrant.

      Think about what went on with the IRS, and how the State attacked ordinary Americans for the “crime” of asking for the restoration of their liberties. Do you think this passage would apply?

      “In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”

      That’s straight from the Declaration of Independence. We’re getting uncomfortably close to that same level of civic discontent today.

      Not that Obama cares, of course. He can just jump on Air Force One, head for the playground of the American elite, and stick the taxpayers for the tab.

      You don’t have a problem with this, Sir?

    4. What do you think about this from SnarkEsq. this morning?

      Meanwhile, Moochelle went to Chicago on our dime to participate in some BS event with Rahm, which was just an excuse to be there. The real reason for the trip – Mooch and her daughters went to go see her idol, Beyonce in concert. First, they and at least 20 “friends” enjoyed a private dinner out, and then they sat in a box seat at the concert. Mooch sat next to Oprah’s BFF Gayle and they all danced the night away.

      1. The official reason she went to Chicago? To participate in an event about how to get summer jobs for high school students. Yep. In the middle of July. I don’t know about Chicago, but school here starts the first week of August.

        From the Daily Mail’s link: ‘I am thrilled to be here. I mean, in addition to giving me an excuse to come home and sleep in my own bed, it’s really a treat for me to spend time with you guys,’ she said in her opening remarks.

        Her “own bed”? Didn’t she and FCMABBHO sell their house in Chicago?

  10. only a week? why, that’s hardly long enough for eight rounds of golf! our hard-working president and his selfless wife should really spend more time away from Washington…like maybe until November 2016.

  11. So eager to go on VACATION again? Hey Obummer…..resign and you can have a permanent vacation – ON YOUR DIME……not the US tax payer.’s. The country would be so much better off and you can shoot hoops and pay golf as long as you are able to afford the fees.

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