Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1314691 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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Cincinnati, OH

#764192 Oct 7, 2012
sage won wrote:
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I can hardly wait for drunken buffoon Biden to make more gaffs.
Are all sages big fans of Schadenfreude?

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#764193 Oct 7, 2012
Erica71 wrote:
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Seek help
He already has enough help.

"" ;

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#764194 Oct 7, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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many water-short areas in the US already use recycled sewage for irrigation....
and many cities in the US have had recycled sewage in their water supply for many years....if their water source is a river downstream from the sewage discharge of another city.....
the problem is mainly psychological...
Additional problem: Standard Municipal Waste Treatment processes remove only basic pollutants. This means that drug prescriptions, vitamin supplements or steroids, etc. can remain in water supplies in small quantities. Not a problem short term but if you rely on a municipal water supply for all of your drinking and cooking needs, it does pose a threat. Already, studies are showing that vanishingly small amounts of this form of human waste seeping from septic fields and into streams has caused fish to change sex from an equal mix of female/ male to female majority, for example.

Could all urban areas soon turn into thousands of San Fransisco's??

I have well water.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#764196 Oct 7, 2012
carol wrote:
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He sufficiently explained why he changed his stance on abortion. He realized why he was wrong about it before.
He can admire any former president without wanting to return to that era.
He didn't flip or flop on gays in the military. He has always supported gays who want to serve their country.
No one longed to be in Vietnam. But it's not so far-fetched for him to regret not having served.
The hunter quotes are just too irrelevant for a response.
Celestial's BS mostly contains statements that are vague because of multiple interpretation possibilities. This makes their l-o-o-o-n-n-n-g-g-g posts useless partisan hype. I did not bother to comment on those silly posts but, since you did, I will here.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#764197 Oct 7, 2012
carol wrote:
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Think a lot of former blind loyalists were forced to remove their blinders the other night. Now they're having buyer's remorse.
Buyer's Remorse, indeed. I visited a website this evening where Bill Maher expressed his anger about the Boy Messiah's lackluster ramblings during the debate. Said that the Million Dollar donation to the Jerk-In-Chief's campaign makes him now think the it was spent on good Weed that was smoked heavily just before the debate.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#764198 Oct 7, 2012
Chavez,wins the Election,Sean Penn tipped as next VP?

Chavez will now have a freer hand to push for an even bigger state role in the economy and continue populist programs.

He pledged before the vote to make a stronger push for socialism in the next term. He's also likely to further limit dissent and deepen friendships with U.S. rivals.

A Capriles victory would have brought a radical foreign policy shift including a halt to preferential oil deals with allies such as Cuba, along with a loosening of state economic controls and an increase in private investment.It was Chavez's third re-election in nearly 14 years in office.

It was also his smallest victory margin. In 2006, he won by 27 percentage points."I can't describe the relief and happiness I feel right now," said Edgar Gonzalez, a 38-year-old construction worker.

He ran through crowds of Chavez supporters packing the streets around the presidential palace wearing a Venezuelan flag as a cape and yelling: "Oh, no! Chavez won't go!"

"The revolution will continue, thanks to God and the people of this great country," said Gonzalez.Voter turnout was an impressive 81 percent, compared to 75 percent in 2006.

Chavez paid close attention to his military-like get-out-the-vote organization at the grass roots, stressing its importance at campaign rallies. The opposition said he unfairly plowed millions in state funds into the effort.

Chavez spent heavily in the months before the vote, building public housing and bankrolling expanded social programs.

"I think he just cranked up the patronage machine and unleashed a spending orgy," said Michael Shifter, president of the Washington-based Inter-American Dialogue think tank.

But Shifter also didn't deny the affinity and gratefulness Venezuela's poor feel for Chavez. "Despite his illness, I still think he retains a large emotional connection with a lot of Venezuelans that I think were not prepared to vote against him."

Chavez spoke little during the campaign about his fight with cancer, which since June 2011 has included surgery to remove tumors from his pelvic region as well as chemotherapy and radiation treatment. He has said his most recent tests showed no sign of illness.

Capriles told supporters not to feel defeated."We have planted many seeds across Venezuela and I know that these seeds are going to produce many trees," he told a hall of supporters.

Despite winning a February primary that unified the opposition, Capriles proved no match for Chavez's electoral prowess.David Valencia, a 20-year-old Capriles supporter, said he was disappointed but that he hadn't lost hope despite the loss."There is still a sense in our hearts of wanting a better country," he said.

One pro-Chavez voter, private bodyguard Carlos Julio Silva, said that whatever his faults, Chavez deserved to win for spreading the nation's oil wealth to the poor with free medical care, public housing and other government programs.

The country has the world's largest proven oil reserves.

"There is corruption, there's plenty of bureaucracy, but the people have never had a leader who cared about this country," Silva said after voting for Chavez at a school in the Caracas slum of Petare.

At many polling places, voters began lining up hours before polls opened at dawn, some snaking for blocks in the baking Caribbean sun. Some shaded themselves with umbrellas.

Vendors grilled meat and some people drank beer.Chavez's critics say the president has inflamed divisions by labeling his opponents "fascists," ''Yankees" and "neo-Nazis," and it's likely hard for many of his opponents to stomach another six years of the loquacious and conflictive leader.Some said before the vote that they'd consider leaving the country if Chavez won.

Gino Caso, an auto mechanic, said Chavez is power-hungry and out of touch with problems such as crime. He said his son had been robbed, as had neighboring shops."I don't know what planet he lives on?

Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#764199 Oct 7, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Buyer's Remorse, indeed. I visited a website this evening where Bill Maher expressed his anger about the Boy Messiah's lackluster ramblings during the debate. Said that the Million Dollar donation to the Jerk-In-Chief's campaign makes him now think the it was spent on good Weed that was smoked heavily just before the debate.
The Huge Headed midget,was just jealous,as the weed was
extra good sh&t!!! He later accused his Messiah of always
being a Bogart!!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#764200 Oct 7, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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Of course China is exploring this avenue, they are building complete green cities not just a few wind turbines & yes they supply almost 80% of the world's solar panels. But do you sit back and go down the 19 century road of fossil fuel as your savior. In my view its a ticket to nowhere, but if the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs comes along and invents some power source that is cheap and replaces all the others or would you rather have the Chinese invent it. Because that is the real choice you are making here. There has to be money for research and failures along the way because if it were easy it would've been done before. Saying Obama is wrong because of one failed company is bs, did NASA give up on the first rocket failure ? no it learnt and moved on. That is what being leading edge is all about, a end goal in sight with a huge pay off at the end and lots of other benefits along the way.
Did you say "one failed company"? Hee, Hee. Your underpants are showing again, dood.

The Jerk-In-Chief cut his teeth on Chicago's political machine which means that he is corrupt as hell:

Starry-eyed and naive much?

And it is not just Solar Energy flunkies that are coddled by the Corrupt One in the Oval Office:

The list is long, dood. I don't have all night.

Maybe this is enough to pry your blinders off a little bit, eh?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#764201 Oct 7, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
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So...are you going for a Louisiana Cajun accent? Just trying to grasp how to interpret your posts. TIA.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#764202 Oct 7, 2012
carol wrote:
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They're reeling from their disillusionment. It never occurred to them why he always needs a teleprompter or asked themselves why he never takes questions from the press.
Hard to believe it took them this long to figure it out.
They are like the abused spouse in denial. Black Eyes, broken bones and broken promises are denied. Never happened. I love him. He really doesn't mean it. Yada, Yada, Yada...

He damned well does mean it, you idiots.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#764203 Oct 7, 2012
Kuda wrote:
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Your wisdom as a sage never ceases to amaze me.
I like to think of sage as an aromatic seasoning for meats dinners.

..and Kuda as being one of several noxious weeds like Stinkweed or Jimson weed.

“The end justifies the means”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#764204 Oct 8, 2012
The ultimate time draws near, friends

Chester, MA

#764208 Oct 8, 2012
X Obama Supporter wrote:
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I turned to MSNBC when the number came out to see what they were saying figuring they would be extremely happy. Instead all I seen was the entire Morning Joe panel was saying "these numbers just don't add up", "we're not saying the White House did anything wrong at all but these numbers just don't add up". Even the exreme liberal MSNBC couldn't believe this bs.
Hey stupid! Joe Scarborough is a conservative as are the members of his panel.
Obama Spporter

Douglassville, PA

#764209 Oct 8, 2012
NAZIteatard pig threatens OBAMA
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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#764212 Oct 8, 2012
carol wrote:
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It was never raised.
The federal government defines small business as any business that employs fewer than 500 people.
The Trump Organization employs 22,000 people.
He has other business ventures with fewer than 500 employees. But Trump is anything but a small business.
The Trump Organization employs 22,000 people. But Trump also runs a number of other companies that employ fewer than 500, meaning that -- under the federal government's definition -- he qualifies as a small business.

Mitt Romney wants to give Donald Trump tax cuts.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#764213 Oct 8, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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it is a fact both that Hussein Obama and Queen Moochelle are no longer authorized to practice law.....for whatever reason.....
Hussein Obama is a self-admitted habitual drug user....a/k/a "addict"...
You don't get addicted to smoking pot.

And really, still pushing the "for whatever reason" lie. There is a reason, quit pushing rumors or lies.

Chester, MA

#764214 Oct 8, 2012
carol wrote:
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THE FACTS: Obama's claim that Romney wants to cut taxes by $5 trillion doesn't add up. Presumably, Obama was talking about the effect of Romney's tax plan over 10 years, which is common in Washington. But Obama's math doesn't take into account Romney's entire plan.
Romney says he wants to pay for the tax cuts by reducing or eliminating tax credits, deductions and exemptions. The goal is a simpler tax code that raises the same amount of money as the current system but does it in a more efficient manner.
Even ABC News is finally getting it.
As usual Carol you're doing some editing here leaving out the caveat;
" The knock on Romney's plan, which Obama accurately cited, is that Romney has refused to say which tax breaks he would eliminate to pay for the lower rates."
You also seem to ignore the rest of the article that shows that most of the dubious statements came from Mitt Romney.
Intellectually dishonest much?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#764216 Oct 8, 2012
glennm69 wrote:
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The laws of supply and demand still apply. If we are able to ween ourselves off of oil from the middle east and start useing our own ample supplies I do not doubt for one second that the price of a barrel of oil on the international market would drop. Heck we would even qualify for a seat on OPEC. I am certain that useing our own resources would lower the price of gasoline at the pump.
The ecomony would also improve as a result of the new oil jobs created. I have family in South Dakota. They tell me that in the part of North Dakota where all of the oil fracking is going on right now the economy is booming. Specifically they tell me that at the local McDonalds franchise there employees arepaid 22 dollars an hour.
To state that useing our own oil would not improve our economy or lower the price of gasoline at the pump is a very naive statement.
We use about 7.5 billion bbls of oil a year. We have an estimated total recoverable supply of about 190 billion bbls.

So we use our own & after 25 years then what.
X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#764217 Oct 8, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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Hey stupid! Joe Scarborough is a conservative as are the members of his panel.
Oh yeah, the all sound real conservative....especially the blond that host the show with him!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#764218 Oct 8, 2012
MiddleMan wrote:
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Hey Lady - you might find this new Obama book interesting...I sure did. It's written by a college roommate and friend of Obama. It's avail on Amazon and is called "My Friend Barack." Although it's wildly supportive of the President (you can skip over those parts!), it contains a BUNCH of information about Obama that has scarcely (or never) been mentioned by the media...all of which confirms my worst fears about the man. Ties to Marxists, vision of a weakened America, implosion of our dollar, etc. The book is pretty cheap at $2 -- it's a Kindle book (I read it on my PC) and represents the BEST two dollars I've spent in a long time. Pass it around, especially to the undecided and independents!
Columbia or hawvawrd? What's your kindle addy lol


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