Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1658190 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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Patrick

Mobile, AL

#1168601 Jul 18, 2014
Evangelicals seem happy with their control of the GOP

Or while 82 percent of the evangelical Republicans are "strongly" unfavorable of gay marriage, only 37 percent of moderate Republicans and 29 percent of independents feel that way. And while 64 percent of evangelicals and 58 percent of tea party Republicans are "strongly favorable" toward pro-life groups, only 24 percent of moderate Republicans and 17 percent of independents agree. Or while 71 percent of tea party supporting Republicans feel strongly favorable toward the NRA, only 34 percent of moderate GOPers and a like number of independents feel that way.
paddyomalley

Bastrop, TX

#1168602 Jul 18, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You know? It would appear non thinking is a primary requirement to be a conservative....
I can't see a damn reason to think when dealing with the socialists like you. You can't think and if you could, you would lie instead of just make up reality. Me? I would feed everyone of you riffraff to sharks and crocodiles and be rid of three problems: No hungry sharks. No hungry crocodiles. No more deadbeats with 90 IQs. BTW commie boy, are you one of the HI socialists famous for living off of the taxpayers?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1168603 Jul 18, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
A Florida defendant did not exactly make a good impression with the courts on Thursday when he decided to attack the man appointed to help him with his legal defense because he was black.
Thomas Thorpe, who is facing charges of attempted murder and related offenses after stabbing a passenger at an Orlando bus stop this week, rebuffed the public defender’s offer to aid in his defense.
“I said not guilty,” Thorpe told the judge.“I pleaded not guilty and I don’t want this negro standing next to me. I don’t want a negro standing next to me.”
Read more at http://issuehawk.com/tamar/2014/07/18/florida...
completely irrelevant.....

the court, i.e. the judge, should not be diverted from impartiality by such actions......
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1168604 Jul 18, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
As Alabama’s legislature debated implementing one of the toughest abortion restrictions in the nation, Democratic Representative Alvin Holmes used his floor time to assert that 99 percent of white people would force their daughter to have an abortion if the father was black.
“Ninety-nine percent of the all of the white people in here are going to raise their hand that they are against abortion,” Holmes said.“On the other hand, 99 percent of the whites who are sitting in here now, if their daughter got pregnant by a black man, they are going to make their daughter have an abortion.”
“Now listen, you know the truth sometimes hurts,” he went on.“She’s got two other white children, and then she’s going to have a little black baby, going to be running around there in the living room, in the den with the rest of them. They’re not going to let that happen. You know that and I know that. You will never admit it. You know that and I know that.”
“All this stuff about the abortion and this and that, all that’s just a con game,” he added.“That’s for whites; it ain’t for blacks.”
Read more at http://issuehawk.com/igor/2014/03/06/alabama-...
probably true in the case of rape, but they would not wait 6 months to seek an abortion, and that is the issue in many of these bills......
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1168605 Jul 18, 2014
John Galt wrote:
Diversity in Obama's Toothless Military
The White House has picked the first female general to head the Air Force in the Pacific, which will make her the first non-pilot to command air power in such a large theater of operation.
The Pentagon announced this week that Air Force Lt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson has been nominated for promotion to four-star general and as commander of Pacific Air Forces, the Air Force component of U.S. Pacific Command. It is a major combatant command whose air, ground and naval forces have broad responsibility for security in the Asia-Pacific region. Her nomination was sent to the Senate for confirmation.
Officials said pilots historically have commanded Air Force war-fighting components for the Pacific and for U.S. Air Forces Europe; Air Forces Central, which covers the Middle East and Afghanistan; and the 1st Air Force, which is part of Northern Command and protects U.S. skies.
Gen. Robinson is not a career pilot. Her military profession is air battle manager. She has served aboard the Air Force’s surveillance aircraft, the E-3 AWACs and E-8 JSTARS, and she was nominated for a promotion amid a drive for more diversity in the Pentagon.
A retired pilot said there is a reason the Air Force historically has put a pilot in charge of large combatant command Air Forces.
“It is because you make operational decisions that require the understanding of what you are going to ask pilots to execute in combat where the wrong decisions mean the difference between life and death,” the retired pilot said.“Now her vice commander and director of operations will be rated fighter pilots, but still she makes the decisions.”
Why no source? It's obvious your dumbazz didn't write that skewed piece.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1168606 Jul 18, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Following up on my piece from last night about Putin's epic goof, here's an amazing little nugget from David Remnick's post about the Malaysian Air shoot down.
The reference is to the puffed up separatist 'warlord' who appears to lead the group that shot down the Malaysian jet and apparently first took responsibility publicly at first, thinking it was a Ukrainian military cargo jet.
“Strelkov is well known for leading historical reënactments of Russian military battles, like you have in the States with the Civil War reënactors,” Pavlovsky said.“It used to be a fantasy world for people like him, but now they have a realm for their imaginations.”
So that's who you're dealing with: some mix of civil war reenactor or Tea Partier decked out in revolutionary garb, with a mix of reckless aggression and comical incompetence. Here we have them break into nursing homes to photographs senator's comatose wives; there Putin gives them heavy armaments designed for full scale land war in Europe.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/just-with...
what makes you (or rather the slug that you copied) think that this was an "epic goof" by Putin, rather than a carefully calculated message further testing Obama.....

who has already flunked the exam......

Putin is KGB and always has been, and Obama is no match.....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1168607 Jul 18, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
It was an opinion piece.
with facts.

Bush would fund raise during a crisis. just like every President has done.

one really has to wonder why you hypocrites think Obama should be different. maybe you can explain without including any right wing nonsense? you know: tell the truth of it for once.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1168608 Jul 18, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
what makes you (or rather the slug that you copied) think that this was an "epic goof" by Putin, rather than a carefully calculated message further testing Obama.....
who has already flunked the exam......
Putin is KGB and always has been, and Obama is no match.....
carefully calculated?

not very smart considering that the REST of the world is throwing a fit about it. every country that had a citizen on that plane is demanding answers.

Malaysia Airlines crash: Australian PM tells Russia to explain disaster

Tony Abott tells MPs:'This is not something that can just be dismissed as a tragic accident when you have Russian proxies using Russian-supplied equipment'

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/18/...

so was he testing also Abbott? every leader in the world maybe?

try some coherency why don't ya. would be a very refreshing change.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1168609 Jul 18, 2014
Patrick wrote:
Evangelicals seem happy with their control of the GOP
Or while 82 percent of the evangelical Republicans are "strongly" unfavorable of gay marriage, only 37 percent of moderate Republicans and 29 percent of independents feel that way. And while 64 percent of evangelicals and 58 percent of tea party Republicans are "strongly favorable" toward pro-life groups, only 24 percent of moderate Republicans and 17 percent of independents agree. Or while 71 percent of tea party supporting Republicans feel strongly favorable toward the NRA, only 34 percent of moderate GOPers and a like number of independents feel that way.
100% of all Republicans think that Obama and the DemoKKKrats are dangerous subversives....

and they will unite to vote out DemoKKKrat Senators in November.....
Even Steven

Frankfort, KY

#1168610 Jul 18, 2014
With bigger and more catastrophic news stories, the kerfuffle about the IRS’s Lois Lerner, her 2 years of ‘lost’ emails, and her cleverly off-the-grid texts seem comparatively unimportant. Yet they are anything but a laughing matter. The integrity of the IRS and tax system are vital to our economy.

For over a year now, the DOJ and FBI have been investigating the IRS targeting scandal. Yet a DOJ lawyer testified before a Congressional committee that even a year into its investigation, DOJ had no advance notice of the 2 years’ worth of emails the IRS says went missing years ago.

On June 13, 2014, the IRS admitted that it lost Lois Lerner’s emails from January 2009 through April 2011. DOJ says it learned of the missing emails after June 13, 2014 from the media! Oh, those two-years’ worth of emails to and from the key IRS figure who refused to testify to Congress about her job as a top IRS official? They covered the precise period of time when the alleged IRS targeting of Tea Party groups took place.

Meanwhile, Ms. Lerner’s lawyer continues to say his client did nothing wrong. She refused to testify and was held in contempt of Congress. She professed her innocence herself to a Congressional committee, then promptly clammed up asserting her constitutional right against self-incrimination. Her case was turned over to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2014/0 ...
Patrick

Mobile, AL

#1168611 Jul 18, 2014
The Obama administration leveled new sanctions on Russia amid newly increased tensions along the Ukrainian border, the first sanctions handed down by the U.S. on Russia since late April.

The sanctions are targeted at a series of large banks and energy and defense firms, marking a significant escalation in the U.S.'s standoff with Russia. Up to this point, the sanctions had only been aimed at several Russian individuals and their businesses involved in the destabilization of the situation in Ukraine.

Among the targeted firms on the new sanctions list include Rosneft, the world's largest oil company; Gazprombank, Russia's largest private bank; Novatek, Russia's largest independent natural-gas producer; and Vnesheconombank, a development lender.

Other entities were included on the list, including the entirety of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" and "Luhansk People's Republic" in Ukraine. Several Russian government individuals were also sanctioned, including senior Russian Federal Security Service official Sergey Beseda.

The sanctions restrict Russian access to U.S. debt markets. Senior administration officials portrayed the entities sanctioned as now being cut off "from the U.S. financial system and the U.S. economy."

"This is a significant step. These are some of the largest financial institutions in Russia," a senior Obama administration official told reporters on a conference call Wednesday.

The sanctions stop short of completely cutting off entire sectors of the Russian economy, which officials have threatened in the past.

How far to go with the new sanctions had presented a dilemma for the administration, which had imposed sanctions to this point in concert with the E.U., whose leaders were meeting to discuss implementing new sanctions on Wednesday. U.S. officials said the Obama administration's sanctions were coordinated among Obama and European leaders, but the E.U.'s own sanctions weren't expected to go as far as the U.S.

Analysts have said this week a unilateral move by the U.S. would have been unwise. It would be a significant shift from the Obama administration's calculus thus far — a move that would signal a "weaker hand" going forward. It also would double down on a policy U.S. officials have admitted hasn't deterred Putin's actions in Ukraine.

"The Obama administration has consistently said that the U.S. was working to 'isolate' the Russians if they didn’t back down on Ukraine," Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer told Business Insider in an email. "It's unclear to me how unilateral sanctions supports that strategy.

"Russia's already ignored joint U.S.-E.U. sanctions, pressing ahead with escalation in Ukraine. America losing the Europeans only shows a weaker hand. If the U.S. is going to back off of what’s been a failed policy, better to do it earlier (and with their allies) than down the road."

The Pentagon said Wednesday that Russia was again building up its troops along the border, and the U.S. has in recent days accused Russia of continuing to send tanks and other weapons to help struggling pro-Russian separatists. The State Department has also claimed Russian officials are permitting fighters from the self-proclaimed "Donetsk Peoples’ Republic" to establish a recruiting office in Moscow. Ukraine on Tuesday also accused Russia of having a role in two air strikes over the past two days.

A senior administration official said it was clear Russia's "support for the separatists has increased."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-sanction...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1168612 Jul 18, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Why no source? It's obvious your dumbazz didn't write that skewed piece.
when the facts are against you, attack the source....

the only response Realslime ever has.....
Patrick

Mobile, AL

#1168613 Jul 18, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
with facts.
Bush would fund raise during a crisis. just like every President has done.
one really has to wonder why you hypocrites think Obama should be different. maybe you can explain without including any right wing nonsense? you know: tell the truth of it for once.
He runs away after going off topic...
carols stuff was from some republican house rant
Patrick

Mobile, AL

#1168614 Jul 18, 2014
The “libertarian moment” discussions will also invariably feature polls that show a majority of Americans favor legalizing weed and gay marriage,

both issues that libertarians have been talking about for years.

(Name something, and libertarians will be in favor of legalizing it.)

http://www.vice.com/read/nope-the-gop-isnt-li...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1168615 Jul 18, 2014
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) said in a Thursday interview with The Daily Beast that if Americans were killed in the attack—and there are unconfirmed reports that there have been—their families should immediately pursue civil lawsuits against Russian interests in the U.S. and Europe. It’s a tactic employed in the wake of previous commercial airline attacks.

“If we’ve had American deaths here, there should be a pretty swift response against Russian assets which are located in North America… The Justice Department should assist the litigants,” he said.“The families of those Americans should immediately come forward with lawsuits that lock up a lot of Russian assets here in the U.S. and get recompense so the Russian oligarchs always know that it will hit them in their foreign pocketbooks if they needlessly kill civilians.”

The Ukrainian foreign ministry released a statement promising to present evidence of Russian involvement.

“According to the General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces, the airplane was shot down by the Russian Buk missile system as the liner was flying at an altitude of 10,000 meters [33,000 feet],” the statement said.“Ukraine has no long-range air defense missile systems in this area. The plane was shot down, because the Russian air defense systems was affording protection to Russian mercenaries and terrorists in this area.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1168616 Jul 18, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
FedEx faces U.S. criminal charges over online pharmacies
In a statement, FedEx Senior Vice President Patrick Fitzgerald said the company is innocent and will plead not guilty. U.S. prosecutors are asking that the company assume responsibility for the legality of millions of packages a day, he said. "We are a transportation company. We are not law enforcement," he said.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/sns-rt-u...
will FedEx accept packages from marijuana dispensaries in states where marijuana is legal, in violation of federal law....and will the US government prosecute in such cases???....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1168617 Jul 18, 2014
FLASHBACK: Palin And Other Conservatives Praised Putin Just 4 Months Ago

They're being reminded in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines crash

http://politix.topix.com/story/13136-flashbac...

"Conservatives should really wait for a while before the start supporting people. Because it's been biting them in the ass for a while now.

Phil Robertson when he was anti-gay was okay, but when he said he didn't have an issue with Jim Crow... oops.

Cliven Bundy when he was fighting the fed was okay, but when he started having "things to tell [us] about the negro"....oops.

Vladimir Putin when he was fighting bears and putting gays in jail that was okay, but when weapons he supplied rebels with shot down a plane of civilians.... oops.

For future reference, maybe wait a month before you start lauding these people as "Strong leaders" or "Great men"."
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1168618 Jul 18, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
He runs away after going off topic...
carols stuff was from some republican house rant
they all run when the heat is on. carol being #1.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1168619 Jul 18, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Bull. No "laws" broken. Try again.
Obama is guilty of impersonating the President of the United States....
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1168620 Jul 18, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Oddly no such person can be found__anywhere.
Another birther type fantasy courtesy of Flacko the Wonder Dummy.
It seems like he is always looking or the bizarre... Old Flaky Flack.

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