Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1548192 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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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#855588 Feb 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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LOL! Are you getting the storm that Mass, is getting?
They are not exactly sure yet, we are under a winter storm watch, anywhere from 1 inch of snow/rain/ice up to 10 inches of snow. I expect after 4 PM today they will have another update.
So NotwaxNotSurNuts

Pompano Beach, FL

#855590 Feb 7, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
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Undeniable proof of your irrefutable stupidity, right here Not SurprizedTURDS!!
"Not Surprized" produces "The Dumbest Topix Post in Recent Memory"!!!!!!!!!!
It's Duh Culture.
Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#855591 Feb 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Because right whiners have been duped by the NRA that Democrats want to take your guns. You f*cking idiots then run out & buy guns & ammo.
You dumb fcuk, the NRA or the Republicans aren't proposing legislation to restrict gun ownership, YOU are. Seems pretty basic to me, you see a storm coming, you stock up on supplies.
Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#855592 Feb 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Crack or meth? I sure hope you don't have a gun
Obama decides who lives or dies. He appointed himself judge, jury and executioner. He’s got final kill list authority. Police states operate that way. America by far is the worst. It menaces humanity

Democracy is a figure of speech. American never was beautiful and isn’t now. Diktat power is policy.

On February 5, The New York Times headlined “Memo Cites Legal Basis for Killing US Citizens in Al Qaeda,” saying:

Administration lawyers turned jurisprudence on its head. They call it lawful to kill US citizens if “an informed high-level (government) official” says they belong to Al Qaeda and pose “an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States.”

A Justice Department “white paper” inverted inviolable legal principles. It’s titled “Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a US Citizen who is a Senior Operational Leader of Al Qa’ida or An Associated Force.”

It’s unsigned and undated. It’s “the most detailed analysis yet to come into public view.” It calls lawless killing without trial or evidence legal.

Thresholds of evidence and just cause aren’t discussed. Vague language substitutes.“Imminent” threats are highlighted. So is ill-defined “terrorism.”

Extrajudicial executive authority is usurped. Courts have no say. Nor does Congress.

Twisted logic claims judicially enforcing “orders would require the court to supervise inherently predictive judgments by the president and his national security advisers as to when and how to use force against a member of an enemy force against which Congress has authorized the use of force.”

Last March, Attorney General Eric Holder made the case. He claimed America’s lawful right to operate extrajudicially. He said Washington can kill US citizens affiliated with Al Qaeda if capture isn’t possible.

“Given the nature of how terrorists act and where they tend to hide, it may not always be feasible to capture a United States citizen terrorist who presents an imminent threat of violent attack,” he said.

“In that case, our government has the clear authority to defend the United States with lethal force.”

“Some have argued that the president is required to get permission from a federal court before taking action against a United States citizen who is a senior operational leader of Al Qaeda or associated forces.”

“This is simply not accurate.‘Due process’ and ‘judicial process’ are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security. The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process.”

In other words, the UN Charter, Geneva Conventions, other inviolable international laws, constitutional rights, and US statute laws don’t apply.

CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP doing the diddy jig a boo I know YOU LIKE MINSTRELS
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#855593 Feb 7, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Major Hassan's trial is proceeding in accordance to rules put forth in the UCMJ.
You're an idiot!
Hassan was aiding and abetting enemies of the US and recruiting terrorists. Hassan should be executed immediately without benefit of a trial, as long as an unnamed "high-ranking government official" agrees.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#855594 Feb 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Did they all go to school in Texas?
no, i think it was Massachusetts. their story was...
they stayed in a lot, watching TV and gaining weight. their only friends were other fat girls who wore big sweatshirts and had purple hair streaks. only non-white boys paid attention to them, including one who after getting his GED at age 25, went to one of those colleges that takes anyone and has lots of remedial help with a low graduation rate. eventually, they moved to boca raton, fl where the wife does nothing but post on topix.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#855595 Feb 7, 2013
You're the only one who mntioned 'occupation'.

Yoiu really don't even understand the conversation, do you??

As usual, you just come here to make stupid commentsabout things you have no knowledge of.

And to attack Leo and Lily, of course.

Now you're in bed with the KY lunaTIC!! Who shares hatred for both Lily and Leosnana because they make her look like the lunaTIC she is, and do the same to you!!

Perfect fit!!

Nitwits of a feather flock together!!

You really need to wokk on your OC behaviors. You've been attacking Leosnana by proxy for weeks now, sniping to others how badly she's hurt you!!

Your obsession with Leo is alarming.Why do you hate women??
Eman wrote:
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Shhhhh!!! These loony left wingers think "occupying" the middle east is a big oil subsidy! We don't want to burst their know how sensitive they can be.
Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#855596 Feb 7, 2013
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#855597 Feb 7, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Let's keep in mind that S&P were one of the genius rating agencies that gave those toxic mortgage backed securities AAA ratings.
But so was Moody's, which has immunity from prosecution because they are owned by Warren Buffett.

Unequal justice for friends and enemies of Obama.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#855598 Feb 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Crack or meth? I sure hope you don't have a gun
lily prefers her deals behind the warehouse to be void of firearms

Windsor, CT

#855599 Feb 7, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
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WAXTURDS wrote: Would you like to borrown my Mercedes.
It's DUH Culture!!
Too late libtard. I have a new ride which is also a car you could never afford. Would you like to wash it for me?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#855600 Feb 7, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Is that the criteria...well then, let's talk about ted kennedy.

He didn't kill anyone, except inthe minds of nitwits.

Show me the charges and results of the murder trial or STFU, dummy.

You like changing the subject when your ignorance traps you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#855601 Feb 7, 2013
DuhMirrorofwhineduhm wrote:
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BOYCOTT life long fweeduhm riding entitleMentality!
Stand in line and fer yer snow shovel, and get busy. Duh givverment NO provideth fwee snow removal for slackertics.
Shoveling snow is a government responsibility, with union workers on overtime. God forbid city dwellers pick up a snow shovel.
Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#855602 Feb 7, 2013
THE LAWYER BREAKS THE LAW THIS FING SETUP OBAMA With no evidence or justification whatever, Holder said “a small number of US citizens” plot attacks on America. Citizenship grants no immunity, he claims. They’re fair game. They can be targeted and killed extrajudicially.

Pentagon general counsel, Jeh Johnson, made the same case. He claims “(b)elligerents who also happen to be US citizens do not enjoy immunity where non-citizen belligerents are valid military objectives.”

“The legal point is important because, in fact, over the last 10 years Al Qaeda has not only become more decentralized, it has also, for the most part, migrated away from Afghanistan to other places where it can find safe haven.”

“Within the executive branch the views and opinions of the lawyers on the president’s national security team are debated and heavily scrutinized, and a legal review of the application of lethal force is the weightiest judgment a lawyer can make.”

“And, when these judgments start to become easy, it is time for me to return to private law practice.”

ACLU National Security Project Director Hina Shamsi addressed the white paper. She calls it a “profoundly disturbing document.”

“It’s hard to believe that it was produced in a democracy built on a system of checks and balances.”

“It summarizes in cold legal terms a stunning overreach of executive authority – the claimed power to declare Americans a threat and kill them far from a recognized battlefield and without any judicial involvement.”

ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jameel Jaffer called the document “chilling.” It manipulates legal standards. It turns them on their head. Doing so justifies the unjustifiable.

ACLU said extrajudicial killings occur “with virtually no oversight outside the executive branch, and essential details about the program remain secret, including what criteria are used to put people on CIA and military kill lists or how much evidence is required.”

America kills illegally. Rule of law principles are spurned. Transparency and openness are gone. Accountability no longer applies. Diktat authority usurped it. Doing so is unconstitutional.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#855603 Feb 7, 2013
The IndependentMajority wrote:
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Hello, "Dept of Common Sense"...
( I really liked that one!:-))
Thank you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#855604 Feb 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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He's a Neocon; and realizes that all this blabbering about drones is just that; something to blab about this week.
Lindsay Graham is a RINO who is desperately trying to void being defeated in a primary next year.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#855605 Feb 7, 2013
Isn't that sweet!!

We've a budding romance between two of the most clueless on Topix.

And they share an obsession!!

Their gutter level hatred towards Lily and Leosnana, who regularly make them look the fools they are.

So when ya packin' and moving to KY, Emaam??

A great chance to get away from the liberals that control your overtaxed state!! Get away from the Stench the Niners left!!

She'll teach you to make shake n' bake!!


Eman wrote:
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Cut leo some slack. She's admitted to being OCD, she just has never admitted to getting help for it.
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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I usually do-but sometimes ya just have to call deranged outright lying-out. She had her three strikes.
A little Seger-@ raton Snotta what ever her problem is ghetto grate level-
Some people say that love's a losin' game
You start with fire but you lose the flame
The ashes smolder but the warmth's soon gone...
Oh someday lady you'll accomp'ny me...
Somedaylady you'll accomp'ny me
You end up cold and lonely on your own ...
Bet she sure isn't anyone to be saying anything (especially LIES) about ANYone else.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#855606 Feb 7, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Ya have to look at the sources (as in stupid is as stupid says).
Quite a romance here last evening!!

Emaam and Ignorant Majority, a match made in Hades!!

Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#855607 Feb 7, 2013
I LIKE THE WORDING OF THIS ONE LOLOLO THE COP ALWAY SAYS THE BLACK GUY WAS Pentagon general counsel, Jeh Johnson, made the same case. He claims “belligerents" who also happen to be US citizens do not enjoy immunity where non-citizen belligerents are valid military objectives,AND THATS WHY HE HAD FOUR SHOTS IN THE BACK OF THE POLICE CAR WITH HANDCUFFS ON LOLOLOl 3/5 DEMOCRATS THEY HAVE CROSSED OVER lololol RODNEY KING WAS, TRAYVON MARTIN WAS,BELLIGERENT lolo what happened to them DRONES OVER PHILLY, BRONX,OAKLAND,SHAOLIN, THEY USED THEM ON WHITE FARMERS WHAT YOU THINK IS COMING FOR YOU WHEN OBAMA GONE LOLOL 3/5 democrats only see prince charming and cinderalla
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#855608 Feb 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Quinnipiac: 56 Percent Support Assault Weapons Ban
can one of you nutjobs describe to me how it feels to be on the wrong side of EVERYTHING!
And the other 44%, half of whom are Democrats, are single-issue voters who will vote against any Congressman who votes for a ban.

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