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Vineyard Beaches Have ‘Fecal’ Problems

From the Boston Herald:

Will bacteria count beach Barack Obama?

By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa  |   Friday, August 20, 2010 

WEST TISBURY – Welcome to Martha’s Vineyard, Mr. President – but don’t go in the water!

President Obama, who took a plunge in the Gulf last week to show Americans it was safe to swim the oil spill-plagued area, arrived on this supposedly pristine island yesterday in the midst of a rash of bacteria-induced beach closings.

Portions of Tisbury Great Pond, the salt-water lagoon fronting the first family’s vacation estate Blue Heron Farm, were closed earlier this week due to high levels of enterococci, an indicator that the water is contaminated with fecal coliform bacteria

High levels of enterococci can cause skin irritation, vomiting or diarrhea in swimmers

West Tisbury health agent John Powers said Long Cove Pond and Sepiessa Point Beach on Tisbury Great Pond were closed to swimming Tuesday after both failed water-quality testing. The two beaches are public and located not too far from the Obamas’ private beach. Because the beach on Blue Heron Farm is not accessible to the public, it is not subject to water-quality tests, Powers said.

Parts of the Tisbury Great Pond remained closed yesterday but others were open after new testing brought the bacteria counts back down to acceptable levels. Powers said he couldn’t say whether the first family should avoid swimming in the pond during their 10-day Vineyard vacation.

“It’s not my job to recommend or not recommend whether or not to go in the water,” he said. “I just get the numbers and take the appropriate action.”

But when we asked another town official whether or not it was safe for the prez to take a dip in the pond, he was a little more informative.

“Depends on whether or not he likes to swim in poop,” joked the longtime islander, who shall remain nameless.

Come on, this is “poop” from liberal elite. How could it be bad for you?

More than 200 Massachusetts beaches have been closed due to high bacteria readings this summer…

On Martha’s Vineyard, West Tisbury wasn’t the only town plagued by beach closings. Swimming was banned on four popular beaches in Oak Bluffs this week – the Inkwell, Pay Beach, Eastville Beach and Medeiros Cove due to high bacteria counts. They were reopened yesterday after re-testing. In Chilmark, the pond at Lucy Vincent Beach had bacteria readings more than double the acceptable levels.

How tragic.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 20th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

18 Responses to “Vineyard Beaches Have ‘Fecal’ Problems”

  1. Chinnubie says:

    Aren’t Democrats used to swimming, living, eating, and breathing in sh**!! I mean it’s a natural environment for them to congregate in, right??

  2. tranquil.night says:

    Kind of like Mooch-elle’s organic garden, a pattern’s developing. Wherever the Obama’s are trying to escape reality, it seems they just can’t get away from the poop.

  3. proreason says:

    It doesn’t matter.

    He doesn’t go to Martha’s Vineyard for the beaches. Besides, Hollywood will help him stage his photo-ops in a safe environment.

    He goes because that is the best possible place to proclaim that he is our emperor and we damn well better get used to it.

    • hushpuppy says:

      He doesn’t go to Martha’s Vineyard for the beaches.

      Exactly! Turns out he’s looking forward to Gay Head… with his boyfriend.

  4. oldpuppydixie says:

    Human fecal matter? What a pity. Were it BOVINE fecal matter, Hussein would be right at home!

  5. JohnMG says:

    ……”Actually, Mr. Obama’s dip down in the Gulf last week probably wasn’t in entirely pristine water…..”

    Truth be known, his dip in the Gulf might have been the REASON that the water wasn’t entirely pristine.

    The guy’s a walking, talking, toxic waste dump! He needs to be quarantined.

  6. untrainable says:

    That’s what we’ve all been doing for the last 18 months. Swimming, trying to keep our fiscal heads above water. Choking on the legislation being crammed down our collective throats by the regime. And puking every time we hear his lies… pretty much every time he opens his mouth.

    Sounds to me like a perfect parable. The floater-in-chief. All we need to do in November is FLUSH!

  7. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “High levels of enterococci can cause skin irritation, vomiting or diarrhea in swimmers…”

    Not unlike what the current government does to voters

  8. Liberals Demise says:

    DingleBarry is turning America into a cesspool and they worry about a little ‘poop’ in the wa-wa?

    untrainable has the quote for the day: “The Floater in Chief”
    Remember to double flush in NOvember!

  9. NoNeoCommies says:

    OK, nobody else went there, so I will.
    He failed to honor the will of the Uber-Liberal Dons, so they want him to “Swim with the feces.”

  10. U NO HOO says:

    Residue from Mary Jo?

  11. canary says:

    Great posts. Let’s hope he doesn’t make a little one get in contaminated water again for one of his “the water is fine” commercials.

  12. BigOil says:

    We need an immediate moritorium on defecating.

  13. bousquem says:

    Wonder if Barry and crew will demand that the secret service commandeer one of the open beachs and set of a huge exclusion zone so his posse can use the once public beach in private. Why should the public expect to use a public beach, after all it is for the greater good (of the elite moonbats on vacation with barry) to have a private swimming area that can actually be used.

  14. 5nak3mann says:

    There is just one problem – the Alligator Point with the dirty water is not the Alligator Point where our president went swimming. Alligator Point, Florida is in Franklin County. It was ranked one of the dirtiest beaches in Florida along with a few others in the area. The Alligator Point where Obama went swimming is in Bay County. Its just a little peninsula sticking out in St. Andrews Bay. It has never been listed as one of the dirtiest beaches. You can see weekly water sample results for every beach in Florida by going here: http://esetappsdoh.doh.state.fl.us/irm00beachwater/default.aspx.

    Just thought the facts might add to the conversation.

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