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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:09 PM

Cars on Mackinac Island? Pence says nay to horse travel

geez. Pence needed a whole fleet of cars!! Imagine the tax dollar cost for this little trip of the VP. damn




Cars on Mackinac Island? Pence says nay to horse travel


Updated 12:48 PM; Today 12:36 PM
Vice President Mike Pence travels on Mackinac Island in motorcade


MACKINAC ISLAND, MI -- Vice President Mike Pence isnít hoofing it on Mackinac Island.

Motorized vehicles have been prohibited on the island since 1898,
with the exception of snowmobiles during winter, emergency vehicles, and service vehicles owned by the local government. Travel on the island is usually restricted to foot, bicycle, or horse-drawn carriage, but Pence broke with the old tradition to travel from the Mackinac Island Airport to the Grand Hotel to speak at the Michigan Republican partyís biennial leadership conference Saturday.

The island was buzzing Saturday morning with questions about how Pence would travel to the 4-square-mile land mass in surrounded by Lake Huron. Hours before the vice president was set to arrive, members of the Secret Service and local law enforcement were posted outside the Grand Hotel.

At 12:15 p.m., Penceís motorcade traveled down Cadotte Avenue flanked by Michigan State Police on bicycles.
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The use of motorized vehicles is among other unique circumstances that go along with safely transporting the countryís second-in-command to a small plot of land surrounded by Lake Huron. Pence didnít travel to the island by ferry, the most common way tourists use to get their fudge fix.

The Mackinac Island Airport has a 3,500 foot, lighted, paved runway that is capable of handling small aircraft year-round. But thatís not nearly large enough for Air Force Two, said Mackinac Island State Parks Manager Myron Johnson.



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Whatís he worried about? Security? I mean, if itís because someone can bring a gun in the island thatís their GOD given right, right? If heís afraid of a little horsey ride being in the open like that, he shouldnít be in a 2A state
Julie Fields
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What a sorry SOB!
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It's a city owned vehicle used for emergencies. Pence was bitten by a horse last year at the Kentucky Derby he is fearful of horses now.
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That never happened. If he was bitten by a horse last year, he wouldíve made a big deal out of it.







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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:11 PM

1. all members of the trump cabal are special people. rules don't apply to them.

fuck pence

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:12 PM

2. Don't like horses, bikes or walking... then don't visit!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:13 PM

3. These @$$hole are bent on destroying everything in their path.

This might have something to do with it.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshiels/2017/12/26/mackinac-island-not-fantasy-island-celebrities-find-anonymity-in-northern-michigan/

"Political celebrities take over each Presidential Primary cycle when the Michigan Republican Party stages its Leadership Conference on the island. In recent years Mayor Rudy Guiliani, Senators John McCain, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Governor Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and the now late movie star turned politician Senator Fred Thompson turned up on Mackinac Island, as has Mitt Romney, who summered on the island as a teenager when his father George Romney was Michiganís governor. (Michiganís sitting governor is given use of a mansion on a bluff overlooking the fort and village.)"

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:15 PM

4. Maybe he's tired of looking at a horse's ass all day

and wants a change of scenery.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:21 PM

5. What a Ass!

Every time we visited the Island,the idea of no motor vehicles made it extra special.

But,when your a End Timer,guess that makes him extra special Ass.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:21 PM

6. I hope this costs Trump Michigan.

Rich people in Michigan love Mackinac Island. This will annoy them. It's seemingly little things like this that change people's minds.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:28 PM

7. VP Fudgie will be his

new name on the island


A little local humor.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:42 PM

8. It's like they purposefully try to come up with the wrong answer to everything.

Mackinac Island prohibits cars. I know, let's be irresponsible dicks and drive giant bulletproof SUVs through it!

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Response to Initech (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 05:29 PM

10. +1

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 04:51 PM

9. Asshole.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 05:30 PM

11. Didn't he just get bit by a horse last week? Maybe he was afraid.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 05:36 PM

12. So much for "render unto Caesar".

With the GOP, it's "Caesar render unto me"...........

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 06:52 PM

13. Well, look at the little special snowflake who can't play by the rules

because he's too precious. What a pig!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 06:56 PM

14. If he can't respect our tradition, then he needs to GTFO of Michigan.

Heís not welcome here.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 08:13 PM

20. +1000

As a Michigander, I'm appalled that he would sully our beautiful Mackinac Island! I have been there a couple of times and my best memory is waking up in the morning with the cool breezes coming through the window and hearing the clip clop of horses' hoofs. If any of you DU'ers haven't been there, this is a special place.

He's just a horse's ass.

Get off our island, you creep and don't come back!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 07:17 PM

15. ...

no words for the disgust I feel... Michigan is my birth state and he should not have been allowed on Mackinac Island

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 07:28 PM

16. this is so ROYAL assholery. prince pence.

afraid of skeeters?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 07:41 PM

17. Probably not his say as far as vehicles go.

That's likely Secret Services call. But knowing that the island doesn't use vehicles, he should have just not fucking gone.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 07:45 PM

18. Being from the Midwest he was likely pretty familiar with Mackinac Island and aware of how much

of a dick move this was.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 07:49 PM

19. Ya know, traveling around and respecting local customs

while endorsing them and praising their uniqueness and usefulness in a rich life is usually what politicians do. Actually itís why they go around traveling in the first place.

Just a thought.

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