Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394480 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#841718 Jan 18, 2013
The Federal Reserve is releasing transcripts of the eight meetings its policy committee held in 2007. The meetings occurred as the country was on the brink of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Actions the Fed took in 2007 showed that it gradually recognized the scope of the approaching crisis. That year, the Fed began to cut interest rates and took extraordinary steps to ease credit and shore up confidence in the banking system.

Banks and hedge funds that had invested big in subprime mortgages were left with worthless assets as foreclosures rose. The damage reached the top echelons of Wall Street.

By December, the economy had plunged into the Great Recession, which would last until June 2009. Five years later, the economy has yet to fully recover.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fed-re...
forks_make_us_fa t

United States

#841719 Jan 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Gun control versus terrorism control
The current meme on right wing talk radio regarding gun control is that there are some rare unforeseeable tragedies—such as the Newtown massacre—that just occur as part of the random awfulness of life. Government cannot prevent every last bad outcome, counseled Rush Limbaugh yesterday. Michael Medved deconstructed the various proposed gun measures and persuasively argued that none of them would have prevented Adam Lanza from gaining access to his guns; today Medved repeatedly asserted that pace the President, there is no “epidemic of gun violence”—gun violence is dropping, he rightly said (which begs the question of whether even if shootings are falling, the level of gun violence in the U.S. can rightly be characterized as an “epidemic”).
These are by and large wise words, even though as a purely instinctual matter, having no affinity for guns, I am readily prepared to accept tighter limits on high-powered weaponry, regardless of the inexact fit between the legislative goal and the desired outcome.(I understand the arguments to the contrary, however, even if I do not resonate to them.) The problem with this “don’t expect the government to protect you from every harm” argument is that conservatives flagrantly ignore it when it comes to Islamic terrorism. If mass shootings are extremely rare, Islamist-inspired homicides on American soil are rarer still. According to Michael Shermer, citing research by James Alan Fox, an average of 25 people are murdered with guns each day, or one an hour (a rate that if caused by influenza would clearly be deemed “epidemic”). There are 20 mass shootings a year (defined as taking out at least four victims). By contrast, we have had the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 9/11 attacks, and the Fort Hood shootings—three incidents over two decades. And yet conservative opposition to the creation of an entire new federal department to fight terrorism was muted at best, and largely limited to issues of unionization. As for the need for some sort of massive federal effort, not to mention a war, to protect Americans from terrorism, conservatives were nearly all on board. We now have an entire multibillion dollar terrorism-industrial complex selling government ever more high-tech goodies to detect and guard against a largely hypothetical threat (especially regarding chemical and biological weaponry), and infantilizing airport security measures that cost billions in lost time and thus commerce.
Many in the right-wing media world warn regularly about the unending threat of Islamic terrorism, and rail demagogically against Democratic politicians for not doing enough to protect us from the threat. Yet garden variety gun violence takes out magnitudes more Americans each year than terrorism.
Gun rights advocates might respond that the difference is the Second Amendment. But as Justice Scalia has pointed out, a right to bear arms does not rule out reasonable regulations on assault weapons, whose existence the Founders did not necessarily foresee. And in any case, the issue is simply how one evaluates risk.
http://secularright.org/SR/wordpress/gun-cont...
I can't own a Ar-15...to protect me and my family/property from my boogey-man...

But a univ can have a $285k apc to protect a college from theirs?????

http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/06/liberal-berkel...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#841720 Jan 18, 2013
After its general election battering, the Republican party has retreated to lick its wounds and ponder what went wrong – on the leafy grounds of a luxury golf resort in Virginia.

And what better place for today’s GOP to hold strategy sessions titled “Successful communication with minorities and women” than on the grounds of a former plantation in the south?

Among the motivational speakers invited to address the retreat is Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to climb Mt Everest and thus the perfect person to inspire Republicans as they grope their way towards the heights of government.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/17/republi...
Atmore Al

Pompano Beach, FL

#841721 Jan 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Imagine that! There were good samaritans who helped this woman deliver her baby! There is hope in the world! She had her baby! She didn't have an abortion; and you now have another baby to hate.
Good thing a swine like you wasn't there to stomp on her head. You're a sick women, should be locked up.
says the Boca drunkard

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#841722 Jan 18, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> What does bidding have to do with overseas? Yeah lets let are potential future enemies work on our military equipment.
Nobraina said our weaponry purchases are done with bids.

Actually, not very often.

When there's only one US bidder, how can there be competition?? What good is a bidding process if there are no bidders??

South Korea has far more modern ship building technology, could probably build our Aircraft Carriers cheaper and better.

Are you anticipating S. Korea to be a 'potential enemy'??

If so, you'd better look into how much of our DOD electronics purchases come from S. Korea.

Samsung is the primary producer of many sophisticated electronic components used in our weapons systems.

that's far more of a potential threat than building a ship, which is just steel and welding.

But you wouldn't know about that..........
Jane Says

New York, NY

#841724 Jan 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Imagine that! There were good samaritans who helped this woman deliver her baby! There is hope in the world! She had her baby! She didn't have an abortion; and you now have another baby to hate.
Good thing a swine like you wasn't there to stomp on her head. You're a sick women, should be locked up.
another baby to SUPPORT you mean, because God forbid this 21 year old, unmarried woman who already has two kids should use her "FREE" government issued birth control that we also pay for.

and if Tamika had an abortion, you'd be in favor of stomping on the baby's head or burning off its skin, or sucking its brains out.

the only thing I WOULD like to do, is buy the whole family a 1-way ticket to 666 Ostentatious Lane, Boca Raton, FL. you can wear your clueless lib expression when you open your front door.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#841723 Jan 18, 2013
Atmore Al wrote:
<quoted text> says the Boca drunkard
Ah, here's Waxturd in his JEB dress!!

Morning, Miss Jeb!!
forks_make_us_fa t

United States

#841725 Jan 18, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you go on an endless rant like this when Reagan and Bush suggested taking away your guns?
I did not vote for reagan....or bush I....

And i was anti-gun back then...pro marijuana...pro abortion...pro tax the rich....etc...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#841726 Jan 18, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Some of us aren't against banning assault rifles. Then again, some of us don't much about guns either, myself included, and why I don't say much about this topic.
But the problem that still remains is criminals don't obey the law.
What I really think is happening is many don't trust the motives behind the knee jerk reaction to go after guns considering the extremes to which the left has gone to make law-abiding citizens look like criminals instead.
The president has always had a problem making his case without ostricizing and demonizing half the country.
That's why there's also a knee jerk reaction to bristle.
Knee jerk? Is there something wrong with you? The President is doing what he can in the face of increasing public angst over gun murders. Once again; the President is on the side of Americans.
What about the rights of Americans to be able to walk down a street, send their children to school, without getting shot?
Try being on the side of the people for once in your damned life.
Get rid of the guns. These yahoos who are whining about their guns are sick in the head, they think they're returning to 1776 fer krissakes.
new yawk

East Amherst, NY

#841727 Jan 18, 2013
YOU! By setting him off. Don't forget to zig zag, hag a$$!
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a weird cousin that has an effing arsenal of weapons in his basement! They are a powder keg, who knows what will set them off.
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#841728 Jan 18, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
I can't own a Ar-15...to protect me and my family/property from my boogey-man...
But a univ can have a $285k apc to protect a college from theirs?????
http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/06/liberal-berkel...
so all of you nutjobs can't hit the broad side of a barn with a handgun?

first time i loaded a shotgun i put 5 shells in it. my grandfather looked at me and said....If you can't hit a bird with three shots, 2 more probably won't help anyway.
new yawk

East Amherst, NY

#841730 Jan 18, 2013
Perhaps it's none of your business.
Perhaps you should be concerned with your own life and phantom family.

"The *first black president* who ... "
Why, was there *one* before him who didn't?
You've got the integrity of a Sloth.

A lot of maybes for another's child's future.
Dripping with pretense of good will, animosity and imposed self-indulgent, unrealistic "imaginings", though you tried to couch them under the guise of "concern". You're not that clever.
Or skilled. You're transparent.

And I doubt you "hope" anything good for her.
You don't wish anything good for him. HIPPO-CRITE!

You're not a dreamer. You're a delusional folly. And you're not the only one.
The only true statement in your entire post.
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Or, perhaps she'll be inspired by the first black President who ...maybe she'll even meet and marry a black man as well. Maybe your grandchildren will be mixed race, maybe then a backward person like yourself will evolve.
I only hope for her that you havent' turned her into a racist rightwing hater.
"Imagine all the people, living in harmony. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one..."

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#841729 Jan 18, 2013
Your boogey man is a figment of your imagination.

Shooters with deadly weapons are a familiar sight on College Campuses today. DUH

So yes, the University can buy an armored vehicle.

I'm pretty certain they have Gov't permission.

The difference is the vehicle will be used by trained law enforcement officials.

The AR-15 would be used by an untrained, ignorant, frightened coward, namely you.

Get the picture, wingnut??
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
I can't own a Ar-15...to protect me and my family/property from my boogey-man...
But a univ can have a $285k apc to protect a college from theirs?????
http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/06/liberal-berkel...

Level 1

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#841731 Jan 18, 2013
Ike's granddaughter slams the pathetic NRA.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-nr...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#841732 Jan 18, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Obama is hitting all th eright notes, and that's what really drives these hateful wingnuts over the edge.
They're losing in the only court that counts; the court of public opinion.
When these cowards feel the need to hide behind military style weapons, we're all in trouble.
Time to get these rifles off th estreets of America.
Can't wait for the first drone strikes used on right wing anti-government militias.
And a few of these Sheriffs with big mouths getting arrested.
Just like James Yeager, all the tough talk will end, and they'll whine about how they're merely 'misunderstood'. LOL
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" The CEO who said that he would "start killing people" if President Barack Obama tightened gun control regulations has walked back on his comments.
"I said some pretty volatile stuff which I apologize for. I do not in any way advocate the overthrowing of the United States government, nor do I condone any violent actions towards any elected officials," James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, a Tennessee-based defense training company, said in a YouTube video on Friday.""
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Apparently, the wingnuts on this thread didn't get Yeagers memo!!
I'm lovin it as the American people support Obama on gun control!!
<quoted text>
That guy Yeager is a nutjob; kudos to the State of TN for revoking his permit. He was inciting violence and public discord. We must be grateful for the big mouths like that; however, it's the quiet ones who end up being mass murderers.
On another note; Whole Foods CEO, who called the Healthcare Law, fascist; has now attempted to backtrack his comments.
I assume he didn't get the memo about what happened to Darden Foods; a near 40% drop in business!
What is wrong with these people? Who does he think are his customers?

Level 1

Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#841733 Jan 18, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
I did not vote for reagan....or bush I....
And i was anti-gun back then...pro marijuana...pro abortion...pro tax the rich....etc...
Another etch-a-sketch Republican, or did you have a lobotomy?
carol

Orlando, FL

#841734 Jan 18, 2013
What bothers me the most is this president's connections - both past and present.

Rev. Wright
ACORN
SEIU
Communist Czars/communist sympathizers as advisors
Marxist professors as "friends"

The list goes on, but shouldn't at least 2 out of the 5 raise an eyebrow or two?

We're talking about the President of the United States of America having close affiliations with shady, corrupt and/or controversial people and organizations.

Surely, even some here on the left aren't that far on the fringe. I hope.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#841735 Jan 18, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>another baby to SUPPORT you mean, because God forbid this 21 year old, unmarried woman who already has two kids should use her "FREE" government issued birth control that we also pay for.
and if Tamika had an abortion, you'd be in favor of stomping on the baby's head or burning off its skin, or sucking its brains out.
the only thing I WOULD like to do, is buy the whole family a 1-way ticket to 666 Ostentatious Lane, Boca Raton, FL. you can wear your clueless lib expression when you open your front door.
Why? I'm not the phony liar who claims to devote hours to charitable causes like you!! LOL.
Nuculur obamabortion

Pompano Beach, FL

#841736 Jan 18, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah, here's Waxturd in his JEB dress!!
Morning, Miss Jeb!!
lily says you should "gfy". LOL
carol

Orlando, FL

#841737 Jan 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Knee jerk? Is there something wrong with you? The President is doing what he can in the face of increasing public angst over gun murders. Once again; the President is on the side of Americans.
What about the rights of Americans to be able to walk down a street, send their children to school, without getting shot?
Try being on the side of the people for once in your damned life.
Get rid of the guns. These yahoos who are whining about their guns are sick in the head, they think they're returning to 1776 fer krissakes.
I understand that. He has to do something. But demonizing the opposition isn't the right way to win friends and influence people.

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