Obamas on the Vineyard

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  1. B_Stronzo

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    Talk about a mob scene...

    The anitication for the First Family's visit to Martha's Vineyard is in high gear. Hurricane Bill may put off the helicopter flight from here to the Island for a day but no one in his right mind would want to be on that island (still height of season) when the Obamas are visiting.

    I'm glad the Vineyard's back on the map as a vacation spot for key individuals. The Clintons and the late Princess of Wales both spent time there.

    Plus rumor has it that the President will meet with Senator Kennedy while here.
     
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    I find the vineyard boring, jersey shore FTW!!!!
     
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    Don't know the Jersey shore but Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are my two favorite places in all of the United States. You should try areas on the Vineyard that are unkown to tourists Skull Mason.

    Chilmark, West Tisbury, Lambert's Cove... it's incredible country pretty much forgotten by modern developers. Avoid Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven.

    Edgartown is great if you're an architecture buff as I am.
     
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    Au contraire. Oak Bluffs is a happening place. And wonderfully diverse racially!
     
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    sorry Oak Bluffs is a side show.... it's what New Englanders call "honky tonk". But I can see how it would appeal to many.

    I like the cottages where the Falmouth boat comes in but that's about it. The rest is an amusement park.
     
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    There is great history in OB. Proudly honky tonk on Circuit Avenue, yes, but there so much more.

    Obama was there two years ago, and you can be sure he will be back this trip.
     
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    Yes. I know the history of the Island well. It began as a Methodist Camp Revival setting eventually the tents resulting in the gingerbread Victorian cottages one sees there today.

    It's just a matter of taste bi mmf. I like Edgartown and Chilmark because one has amazing Colonial architecture while the other beautiful unspoiled Island countryside.
     
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    Yes, it is all a matter of taste. But I for one would never advise people to "avoid Oak Bluffs"!

    Certainly, Obama won't be avoiding OB.

    It is a marvelous multi-racial summer community. And to most people the architecture in OB is every bit as fascinating as is that in Edgartown (which is very similar to Nantucket and other whaling ports). In fact, the OB architecture, and specifically the "campground cottage," is unique.
     
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    That's undoubtedly because you and I are not the same person. Will you please kindly allow me to write my sentiments without correction from you bi mmf?

    I think Oak Bluffs is a blight on the Martha's Vineyard landscape.

    The differences between Edgartown and Nantucket are profound. The architecture in old Nantucket town covers nearly four centuries of building. Edgartown is largely 19th century (Federal and Greek Revival). Let's call it "architecural diversity".

    There are many Methodist revival gingerbread camps that turned into facsimiles of the one at Oak Bluffs. Craigville has one as does Onset. It's hardly unique.

    Christ can I state my opinion here already?
     
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    just so long as you don't state that everyone on Martha's Vineyard that you approached "you'd automatically assume had decency and fairplay as their primary directives."

    LOL
     
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    They are merely giving their own sentiments.

    Yes, you've already stated that and when presented with why someone else likes it, you took out your State fair Food Wizard and sliced and diced them.

    I say there old chap, don't you find there's a splendid architectural diversity in Edgartown?

    Now here is where your arrogance creates woeful even deplorable imagery of you. As you bash about on Oak Bluffs, you at the same time indicate that Craigville and Onset are facsimilies-copies-which indicates the great value of Oak Bluffs as the original. In the world of architecture, being the original is a most splendid thing.

    When have you not? Oh that's right! During the time when you were banned (although some say you were here as others during that time. Were you?)

    Now, now. If we aren't nice, he won't tell us about how he ate a scrumptious meal at the same restaurant where the Obamas just happened to be dining. (I hope I didn't ruin his surprise post for later on:biggrin1:)
     
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    LOL...and he saw Michelle in her short shorts and her legs looked Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous!...but he felt that her cellulite was a blight on the upper thighs landscape. LOL
     
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    ah the Flashy and Northland dunce duo. The scourge of LPSG:rolleyes:

    Now here is where you show your great ignorance. The mainland Methodist communities preceded the Island one Einstein.

    What a moron.

    You'd certainly know the difference... lacking both.

    "LOL"" What are you a twelve year old fucking girl?
     
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    See the scholarly work City In The Woods by Ellen Weiss regarding the birth of the Campground Cottage.

    Good critique of Stronzo, Northland.
     
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    no, why? Are you?

    you certainly use it alot:

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    i stopped counting when i got bored by how simple it was to prove your self-imposed idiocy


    you make things so easy...nice one, genius.

    *LOL*@ YOU




     
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    Careful dahlink, your blue blood is showing. :wink: :smile:
     
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    Maybe Mrs. O will wear the wrong color scarf and give the right winged looneys something more to cackle about. :cool:
     
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    yeah, maybe:rolleyes:

    or maybe she'll just throw on some shoulder pads and go try out for the New England Patriots....they could use another linebacker and she sure fits the bill
     
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    technically speaking as a naturalist, any form of human development on a natural landscape is a blight...so even the places that have received the Stronzo stamp of approval on the Vineyard, are, in fact, a blight on the natural landscape.

    wouldn't the paved roads, electric power lines and poles, tennis courts and cars, even in lovely Edgartown, be a blight on the landscape? what about the Edgartown Marine Boat yard? what about the dozens of auto repair shops and gas stations in and around Edgartown?

    beautiful or blight on the landscape?

    irrespective of the Stronzo treatise on what is acceptable human development on the small islands of the coast of massachusetts, and what passes the rules in his eyes, one thing is for certain....when you go to the Vineyard, you'll find that among the people "you approached you'd automatically assume had decency and fairplay as their primary directives"

    LOL
    LOL
     
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    Flashy and Northland: It's obvious you both dislike what and how I post. Rather than persue me around the board I suggest you put me on ignore or simply scroll by any of my posts. It will encourage board harmony. And I want to be able to post topically adding threads and points of view to make the membership grow.

    I know neither of you and have no ax to grind with you.

    However what you're doing is overt harassment. And it's going to stop.
     
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