Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1599468 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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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1125683 Apr 25, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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His weight and preferred vice?
Fat & Stupid.
No way to talk about your boy friend Galt.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1125684 Apr 25, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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We may have an adult in every sense of the word in the White House. But when it comes to a leader with real-world experiences, we have a man-child...who has temper tantrums and points fingers of blame elsewhere when he doesn't get his way or finds himself in trouble.
Not much different than you being in the White House. You're an adult too, but I doubt you could lead a nation. Leadership requires much more than having "adult" status measured by age, size and stature.
Only in your delusional hate warped mind Carol.
The real bratty kids are your precious GOP who are constantly yelling NO, NO, NO to legislation that would actually help the economy and create jobs.
That would include you Governor Rick Scott and his Republican minions who refused Medicaid expansion in your state leaving an estimated 750,000 Floridians with health coverage. One of those was Charlene Dill, a 32-year-old mother of three, collapsed and died on a stranger’s floor at the end of March. She was at an appointment to try to sell a vacuum cleaner, one of the three part-time jobs that she worked to try to make ends meet for her family. Her death was a result of a documented heart condition — and it could have been prevented.
Dill was uninsured, and she went years without the care she needed to address her chronic conditions because she couldn’t afford it.
Rick Scott and his Republican legislature killed this woman just as surely as if they had put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger and people like you Carol, aided and abetted them in her murder.
Gray Ghosts Boyfriend

Westminster, CA

#1125685 Apr 25, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
No way to talk about your boy friend Galt.
Hi Honey, I know your mad at me for Nutting in your face last night. Come back and toss my salad, you're SO GOOD at it, mwaaa

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1125686 Apr 25, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
No it won't
Yes it will.
State Democrat: Vermont already struggling with financing its single-payer system
POSTED AT 1:21 PM ON MARCH 18, 2014 BY ERIKA JOHNSEN


Blue-dominated Vermont already had a healthcare system that ran heavy with government involvement prior to ObamaCare, but the small state of about 625,000 residents dove headfirst into the task of creating their own ObamaCare exchange with eventual plans to evolve the entire program into a full-on single-payer system through the next few years. So far, even just their ObamaCare exchange has been struggling to get off of the ground (and they happen to be spending more federal money on uninsured residents than other states with more of them,$167 million!), and their single-payer ambitions are evidently on some very rocky financial ground. Via Watchdog.org :

Now, even Democrats say that plan, called Green Mountain Care, isn’t ready for its proposed 2017 rollout, and Rep. Jim Condon told Vermont Watchdog it’s time for Gov. Peter Shumlin to shelve the ambitious plan immediately.

“The deadlines for proposing financing have been missed two years in a row now, so to me that’s very disappointing. It’s becoming clearer and clearer that there is no financing plan,” Condon told Vermont Watchdog.

As Vermont Watchdog reported, an independent report by the Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm Avalere Health concluded that the costs of Green Mountain Care would require Vermont to raise tax revenue roughly equal to the state’s tax collections from all sources today.

Condon, a Democrat from Colchester, said he thinks a single-payer system in Vermont would “cost more” than a couple of previous estimates. Those estimates pegged the cost for single-payer at anywhere from $1.6 billion to $2.2 billion annually.

“It’s a government program [so] I think it’s going to cost more than that. Given that, I think it would be in the best interest of Vermonters to redirect our energies away from single-payer health care to trying to improve the system we’re in now,” Condon added.

Part of the original state legislation included a condition that the single-payer system not have any negative implications for Vermont’s economy — but as the aforementioned Democratic lawmaker mentions, raising taxes to a pretty huge and perhaps even doubled degree seems like one of their only options for adequately financing the project. This definitely looks like yet another case of blue-state ambitions with eyes bigger than their collective stomach, no?
Bruce McFeely

Los Angeles, CA

#1125687 Apr 25, 2014
Gray Ghosts Boyfriend wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Honey, I know your mad at me for Nutting in your face last night. Come back and toss my salad, you're SO GOOD at it, mwaaa
Nobody tosses salad like the Grey Ghost, he loves to toss right after my morning dump,his dad taught him
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1125688 Apr 25, 2014
Eleanor Beaver wrote:
<quoted text>
Not one of the ¨I want single payer¨ dim bulbs has an answer to the fate of the 2-3 million private citizens working in the health insurance field after the Socialists bury the industry in regulations and bureaucracy.
Spoken like a true person on the dole. Having Insight and vision while showing concern for our citizens, along with the necessity for laws, rules and regulations but only the ones that apply to others certainly not the gifted know it all like yourself. Heaven forbid we ever regulate any big corporation from ripping our elderly, women and children off. Now get that fat head back up some corporate azz before you get caught with it out..Dumb robo cop.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1125689 Apr 25, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Only in your delusional hate warped mind Carol.
The real bratty kids are your precious GOP who are constantly yelling NO, NO, NO to legislation that would actually help the economy and create jobs.
That would include you Governor Rick Scott and his Republican minions who refused Medicaid expansion in your state leaving an estimated 750,000 Floridians with health coverage. One of those was Charlene Dill, a 32-year-old mother of three, collapsed and died on a stranger’s floor at the end of March. She was at an appointment to try to sell a vacuum cleaner, one of the three part-time jobs that she worked to try to make ends meet for her family. Her death was a result of a documented heart condition — and it could have been prevented.
Dill was uninsured, and she went years without the care she needed to address her chronic conditions because she couldn’t afford it.
Rick Scott and his Republican legislature killed this woman just as surely as if they had put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger and people like you Carol, aided and abetted them in her murder.
Thanks PDupont, that is such a sad story. But unfortunately one of many through out the country that could have been prevented if the Republicans and the idiots on here that support those do nothing creeps really cared about their fellow human beings. Carol as a professed Christian is one of the biggest supporters of these policies that violate women, uninsured children, the elderly, whether it be insurance or food. But boy do they fight to the death for tax breaks for the very rich. I wonder what her God thinks about all of that ? But she has an excuse for everything.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1125690 Apr 25, 2014
The Hidden Reason Why Big Government Wants to Raise the Minimum Wage

April 24, 2014 By Jennifer Burke

Wisconsin-Living-Wage
With a fervent nationwide push, led by Barack Obama and the Democrats, for an increase to the minimum wage to what is deemed to be a “living wage,” the nation could learn a lot about the economic impact of such legislation by simply looking at what is happening in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In January of this year, Big Labor in Wisconsin got a boost from Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen in what appears to be a payback for their support in his 2012 election. Bowen met at his office with officials from the SEIU Wisconsin State Council to craft a “living wage” ordinance. At the time, Adam Tobias of the Wisconsin Reporter, reported that, according to the non-partisan comptroller’s office, this could lead to the bankrupting of the county’s Department of Family Care, reduced job growth, and a hindrance to future development.
Tobias reported that this push for a “living wage” would increase hourly salary to $12.45 for 350 county workers and hundreds more who work as contractors. Special consideration, however, would be given to firms that hire contract workers if those “workers are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the employer and a bona fide labor union.” In that case, firms would be exempt from the “living wage” hike.

Opponents of the hike, including County Executive Chris Abele, charged that such an increase would cost the taxpayers not just millions in dollars, but also thousands of jobs. But, Bowen, with the help of his labor buddies, was able to get the legislation passed with a “living wage” of $11.32 an hour.

As with the unAffordable Care Act, residents of Wisconsin are now seeing even more what’s in the bill now that it is passed.

In addition to the tens of millions of dollars extra this increase in minimum wage at the behest of Big Labor will cost taxpayers, there is another immediate effect. This Milwaukee County government collusion with SEIU’s labor unions will require the creation of 3 new regulatory positions to the tune of $218,000.

The proposal contradicts repeated claims by Supervisor David Bowen that the $11.32-an-hour living wage he authored with Service Employee International Union-affiliated officials would not cost taxpayers because businesses contracting with the county would absorb the added expenses.

Supervisor Deanna Alexander said she never believed those statements from Bowen, which is why she invited him to participate in a March debate on the economic impact of the living wage.

Bowen, who hasn’t returned phone calls or emails from Wisconsin Reporter over the past several months, later declined at the urging of a Big Labor advocacy group.

“(Bowen) publicly testified (the living wage) wouldn’t cost Milwaukee County money because the costs would all be passed along to, and absorbed, by business owners,” Alexander told Wisconsin Reporter.“Never mind that such a premise still means that it costs someone something, and that government by its own virtues, passes every cost along to the public in one way or another.”

Recognizing the impact of this increased regulation through the creation of a “living wage,” Alexander addressed not only the economic impact, but also the impact on freedom by saying,“I believe that most people, whether liberal or conservative, really just want to be free, and the one-two punch created by these burdensome rules push us in the opposite direction.”

In addition to freedom being impacted by the overregulation of an overreaching government, increasing the minimum wage will be detrimental to the “everyday’ worker with increased costs, taxes, and loss of jobs. However, there are two groups that would benefit from a “living wage” implementation – the albatross of big government and their crony buddies in the labor unions.
Patrick

United States

#1125691 Apr 25, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Someone close to Obama put in print he was born in Kenya when he was in college. It wasn't corrected until his first year in the U.S. Senate.
It wasn't me who printed it.
Michelle said Kenya was Obama's homeland.
His own wife said it. Not me.
So either he was born in Kenya and Kenya is his homeland or it isn't. Can't be both.
Don't feel like a fool
Your efforts help the Democratic Party win elections
-Angela
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1125692 Apr 25, 2014
flack wrote:
The Hidden Reason Why Big Government Wants to Raise the Minimum Wage
April 24, 2014 By Jennifer Burke
Wisconsin-Living-Wage
With a fervent nationwide push, led by Barack Obama and the Democrats, for an increase to the minimum wage to what is deemed to be a “living wage,” the nation could learn a lot about the economic impact of such legislation by simply looking at what is happening in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In January of this year, Big Labor in Wisconsin got a boost from Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen in what appears to be a payback for their support in his 2012 election. Bowen met at his office with officials from the SEIU Wisconsin State Council to craft a “living wage” ordinance. At the time, Adam Tobias of the Wisconsin Reporter, reported that, according to the non-partisan comptroller’s office, this could lead to the bankrupting of the county’s Department of Family Care, reduced job growth, and a hindrance to future development.
Tobias reported that this push for a “living wage” would increase hourly salary to $12.45 for 350 county workers and hundreds more who work as contractors. Special consideration, however, would be given to firms that hire contract workers if those “workers are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the employer and a bona fide labor union.” In that case, firms would be exempt from the “living wage” hike.
Opponents of the hike, including County Executive Chris Abele, charged that such an increase would cost the taxpayers not just millions in dollars, but also thousands of jobs. But, Bowen, with the help of his labor buddies, was able to get the legislation passed with a “living wage” of $11.32 an hour.
As with the unAffordable Care Act, residents of Wisconsin are now seeing even more what’s in the bill now that it is passed.
In addition to the tens of millions of dollars extra this increase in minimum wage at the behest of Big Labor will cost taxpayers, there is another immediate effect. This Milwaukee County government collusion with SEIU’s labor unions will require the creation of 3 new regulatory positions to the tune of $218,000.
The proposal contradicts repeated claims by Supervisor David Bowen that the $11.32-an-hour living wage he authored with Service Employee International Union-affiliated officials would not cost taxpayers because businesses contracting with the county would absorb the added expenses.
Supervisor Deanna Alexander said she never believed those statements from Bowen, which is why she invited him to participate in a March debate on the economic impact of the living wage.
Bowen, who hasn’t returned phone calls or emails from Wisconsin Reporter over the past several months, later declined at the urging of a Big Labor advocacy group.
“(Bowen) publicly testified (the living wage) wouldn’t cost Milwaukee County money because the costs would all be passed along to, and absorbed, by business owners,” Alexander told Wisconsin Reporter.“Never mind that such a premise still means that it costs someone something, and that government by its own virtues, passes every cost along to the public in one way or another.”
Recognizing the impact of this increased regulation through the creation of a “living wage,” Alexander addressed not only the economic impact, but also the impact on freedom by saying,“I believe that most people, whether liberal or conservative, really just want to be free, and the one-two punch created by these burdensome rules push us in the opposite direction.”
In addition to freedom being impacted by the overregulation of an overreaching government, increasing the minimum wage will be detrimental to the “everyday’ worker with increased costs, taxes, and loss of jobs. However, there are two groups that would benefit from a “living wage” implementation – the albatross of big government and their crony buddies in the labor unions.
All lying, disproven crap, brought to you by a FOXBOT.
Rahm Jizzbucket Emanuel

Oswego, IL

#1125693 Apr 25, 2014
Good morning to all my democrat comrades! I see you're all still celebrating the lies and failures of the left. Keep polishing those turds.....they're bound to come clean soon!
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1125694 Apr 25, 2014
All of the above by Flack the flake has been disproven and totally false, in the past everytime the minimum wage was raised it didn't cause job loss and it did improve the economy. Republicans learned long ago that using fear and lies works best on their supporting muppets.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1125695 Apr 25, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't feel like a fool
Your efforts help the Democratic Party win elections
-Angela
Carol seems to grow more desperate and willfully ignorant daily.

Level 1

Since: May 11

Gardners, PA

#1125696 Apr 25, 2014
flack wrote:
The Hidden Reason Why Big Government Wants to Raise the Minimum Wage
April 24, 2014 By Jennifer Burke
Wisconsin-Living-Wage
With a fervent nationwide push, led by Barack Obama and the Democrats, for an increase to the minimum wage to what is deemed to be a “living wage,” the nation could learn a lot about the economic impact of such legislation by simply looking at what is happening in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In January of this year, Big Labor in Wisconsin got a boost from Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen in what appears to be a payback for their support in his 2012 election. Bowen met at his office with officials from the SEIU Wisconsin State Council to craft a “living wage” ordinance. At the time, Adam Tobias of the Wisconsin Reporter, reported that, according to the non-partisan comptroller’s office, this could lead to the bankrupting of the county’s Department of Family Care, reduced job growth, and a hindrance to future development.
Tobias reported that this push for a “living wage” would increase hourly salary to $12.45 for 350 county workers and hundreds more who work as contractors. Special consideration, however, would be given to firms that hire contract workers if those “workers are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the employer and a bona fide labor union.” In that case, firms would be exempt from the “living wage” hike.
Opponents of the hike, including County Executive Chris Abele, charged that such an increase would cost the taxpayers not just millions in dollars, but also thousands of jobs. But, Bowen, with the help of his labor buddies, was able to get the legislation passed with a “living wage” of $11.32 an hour.
As with the unAffordable Care Act, residents of Wisconsin are now seeing even more what’s in the bill now that it is passed.
In addition to the tens of millions of dollars extra this increase in minimum wage at the behest of Big Labor will cost taxpayers, there is another immediate effect. This Milwaukee County government collusion with SEIU’s labor unions will require the creation of 3 new regulatory positions to the tune of $218,000.
The proposal contradicts repeated claims by Supervisor David Bowen that the $11.32-an-hour living wage he authored with Service Employee International Union-affiliated officials would not cost taxpayers because businesses contracting with the county would absorb the added expenses.
.......e) wouldn’t cost Milwaukee County money because the costs would all be passed along to, and absorbed, by business owners,” Alexander told Wisconsin Reporter.“Never mind that such a premise still means that it costs someone something, and that government by its own virtues, passes every cost along to the public in one way or another.”
Recognizing the impact of this increased regulation through the creation of a “living wage,” Alexander addressed not only the economic impact, but also the impact on freedom by saying,“I believe that most people, whether liberal or conservative, really just want to be free, and the one-two punch created by these burdensome rules push us in the opposite direction.”
In addition to freedom being impacted by the overregulation of an overreaching government, increasing the minimum wage will be detrimental to the “everyday’ worker with increased costs, taxes, and loss of jobs. However, there are two groups that would benefit from a “living wage” implementation – the albatross of big government and their crony buddies in the labor unions.
Blah Blah Blah. The minimum wage was $1.60 in the late 60's. That translates to over $10 today.

Maybe Flacktard would like to explain how companies existed back then.

Right whiners evidently think we should lower the minimum wage to $3/Hr to grow the economy.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1125697 Apr 25, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Blah Blah Blah. The minimum wage was $1.60 in the late 60's. That translates to over $10 today.
Maybe Flacktard would like to explain how companies existed back then.
Right whiners evidently think we should lower the minimum wage to $3/Hr to grow the economy.
you are paid what you are worth....some people are not worth 10 bucks an hour...you cannot change that....no matter how stoopid you are...

Level 1

Since: May 11

Gardners, PA

#1125698 Apr 25, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
Conservatives toss their racists to the curb. Leftists give theirs shows on MSNBC.
Rush Limbaugh & Glenn Beck both have successful shows catering to the feeble minded right whiners.

Both are racists . Not thrown to the curb at all but supported by your ilk.

Tea Party welcomes racists into their tent.

Heck, you morons spent weeks defending a racist thief.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#1125699 Apr 25, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what does opacity have to do with CO2 levels?
why can't you find one relevant study to back up your claim..
CO2 is a proven greenhouse gas. show otherwise.
Never claimed in wasn't you stupid fck! You are the one who claimed that the greenhouse effect can be duplicated in the lab. Put up or shut up dimwit.

I will await your next deflection or lie

Level 1

Since: May 11

Gardners, PA

#1125700 Apr 25, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
Doesn't this sound like woodtick's adolescent streak, too?
Barack Obama, the adolescent president: http://tinyurl.com/m5s9qcs
I call him a boy. George F. Will calls him an adolescent.
I like "boy" better.
Woodtick is also a boy.
I have no doubts that a racist POS like you would prefer a racial slur.

Now I can 't wait for all your buddies to defend you.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#1125701 Apr 25, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>try this one...
http://www.climatechangeanswers.org/science/g...
where is anything to back up your bullshit...
so far you have given nothing..not one thing even related to what you say..
show me how CO2 is not a greenhouse gas in our atmosphere.
put up or shit up.
Once again dimwit ... I never stated that CO2 was not a greenhouse gas. I stated that the greenhouse effect cannot be proven in the lab. You stated that it could. Lets see your evidence. But I know that all that will be returned is more of you idiotic rhetoric.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#1125702 Apr 25, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
This is from a guy with a BS in geology. Specializing in sediment. His work experience is in the oilfield. He does not hold a graduate degree. He has no climate education. His did not major in physics or atmosphere anything.( http://cv.geologist-1011.com/ )
And yet here you are using this guy to dispute all the guys with PhD degrees in climate related studies.
Now really. Are you that f*cking stupid?
I would suggest before you run around screaming " OMG OMG where are your sources. Where is your proof" that you take a look at your own source.
Maybe then you won't appear as quite an ass the next time around.
Right whiner climate deniers are dumber than sh*t.
If you were paying attention you would have seen that I also supplied a study written from Stanford.

Liberals are idiots Dave and you appear to represent them well

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