Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264737 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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Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#773496 Oct 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
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"Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Matthew 19:24
All true Christians believe this.
All you highfalutin camel owners think you are better than the rest of us.
Phil

Saint Louis, MO

#773497 Oct 16, 2012
So Romney is letting some of the details out. He is capping deductions at $17,000. Who do you think that will hurt, a middle class person or a rich person?
carol

Orlando, FL

#773498 Oct 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Evidently you can't recognize a racial slur.
I can agree or disagree with any of those people without using a slur.
Something you pathetic racist friends seem to have trouble with on Topix.
So how would you categorize racial slurs against black Republicans, i.e. "Uncle Tom" and "Oreo cookie"?

And these were just some of the nicer ones.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#773499 Oct 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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I am saying that the vast majority of climatologists agree that global warming is real, caused by man, and will cause changes in our climate that will likely cause severe problems in our future.
We need to act now.
If these people are right, we could prevent these problems.
If they are wrong, we will have a cleaner atmosphere.
If you are wrong, our grandchildren will suffer.
So your solution is to put future generations at risk to save what?
I say vast numbers of climatologists disagree with your assumption. See how that works. One thing I know about liberals-their main purpose is to change culture. If you tell the same lie enough-it becomes the truth. That is how culture is changed. William Ayers once said to me he is not concerned with electoral politics-he is about changing culture. Getting rid of those people that think outside the collective, of course he is a communist.

Father of Climatology Calls Manmade Global Warming Absurd
The Built-in Nonsense Detector:
Hardly a day goes by without a news article in the paper containing a reference to someone’s opinion about “Global Warming”. A quick search of the Internet uncovers literally hundreds of items about “Global Warming”. Issues of atmospheric science journals will normally have at least one article on climatic change, usually meaning “Global Warming” or some aspect thereof. Whole generations of graduate students have been trained to believe that we know the main answers about climate change and only have to work out the details.
Why then do I bother you by introducing this section with such a ludicrous title?
I do it because, as one who has spent many decades studying the subject professionally, I find that there are enormous gaps in the understanding of those making the most strident claims about climatic change. In order to read the news rationally, the educated reader needs a few keys to quickly sort the patently absurd from the possibly correct. I propose to supply some of those keys to give the reader at least a rudimentary nonsense detector.

http://www.uncommondescent.com/off-topic/fath...
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#773500 Oct 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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Not wrong at all Carol. I meant that the primary objective in business is to make a profit, they are not nannies for the public good. I hear people whine when they cut jobs or cease hiring, like it is their civic duty to operate at a loss rather than cut jobs. It's the polyanna thinking on the left that amuses me.
It's not pollyanna; if you can save jobs by cutting the multi million dollar ceo salaries, that is the right thing to do.
Greed is not good.

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#773501 Oct 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Wow, you are totally off your rocker
Having never attended churches that didn't include rattlesnakes in the service, many of the Grumpy Old Pricks tend to worship a Rambo or Dirty Harry Jesus--stabs the poor with machete crosses and carries a 100 magazine for his Glock 6...
Obamasharpton

Lakewood, NJ

#773503 Oct 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Greed is good: Gordon (Mitt) Gecko
Hoarding is good: Offshore accounts in Luxumbourg, Switzerland and the Cayman Islands
Envy: "But, but, but, it's our tuuurrrrnnnn" whined Ann Romney
That about wraps it up.
Romney/Ryan will wrap it up in November; the incompetent Obama and Giggles Biden will wrap it up in January, when they return to Chicago and Delaware for good.
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#773504 Oct 16, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>One good banana harvest can cause Cuba's GDP to spike__could you have made a stupider comparison
When a good banana harvest of a tiny island can out shine the US GDP rate is not a good sign.
Obamasharpton

Lakewood, NJ

#773505 Oct 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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What a visual
Obama and family taking the bus back to Chicago in January. LOL
carol

Orlando, FL

#773507 Oct 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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Not wrong at all Carol. I meant that the primary objective in business is to make a profit, they are not nannies for the public good. I hear people whine when they cut jobs or cease hiring, like it is their civic duty to operate at a loss rather than cut jobs. It's the polyanna thinking on the left that amuses me.
Oh, okay. In other words, they're just anti-capitalism and despise having an incentive to work.

Is this correct?
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#773508 Oct 16, 2012
keyedup wrote:
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every time you post
She said where, not when, Beavis.
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#773509 Oct 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>That's great. However that in no way relates to this -
"Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Matthew 19:24
All true Christians believe this.
"true" Christian =Old Scotsman fallacy

Dumb

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#773510 Oct 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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What a visual
Well, that would explain the missing eighteen minutes...probably only thirty seconds of heavy breathing followed by seventeen and a half minutes of discussing Elvis' work as a DEA agent?
Obamasharpton

Lakewood, NJ

#773511 Oct 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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More homoerotic child porno fantasies from the rightwing gun nut faction
Lyin' lily, still getting it off on her perverted sexual fantasies.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#773512 Oct 16, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
Reporter: "Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?" Obama: Silence. Kept walking.
Throws a woman under the buss and then does nothing to help her -that is Obama
Hillary Clinton and most women in the democrat party are always treated as doormats. According to this new situation-Hillary is now one of the most incompetent women in the world. Welcome to O'bama's war against women. Beautiful.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#773514 Oct 16, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Prove it.
Transparency.
Show us the figures-then show us which of those FAILED OUT.
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
"29 billion for energy efficiency, of which $5 billion involved improvements in the homes and apartments of low-income households."

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/90-...

Romney is a liar.

He lied about the money being spent.

He lied what it was spent on & he lied about the number of companies no longer in business.

And you're an idiot for being so freaking uninformed that you had no idea of this.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#773515 Oct 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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I did not run away.
I proved you lied.
1) Ho Chi Mihn did not spend WWII in France
2) He spent it in Vietnam working with the US to fight the Japanese there.
You forgot to answer the post again. You continually run away from the fact that you've been indoctrinated with a fraudulent history invented by the Democrats to hide the fact that they collectively committed treason and joined the enemy during the Cold War.
You are well versed in the system of lies the Democrats invented about Vietnam.
Here's the truth:
Ho Chi Minh didn't become a concern until he asked the Soviet Union to help him in the war he started against the French after he went to Paris and asked them to come back to Veitnam. The Soviet Union used this as an opportunity to expand their influence during the Cold War. He didn't become significant until the Soviet Union was supporting his invasions of South Vietnam. If he never invaded South Vietnam, he'd be about as significant as some other small-pond bullshit dictator with too big of an ego in the world.
Listen carefully to this. This is the key ingredient to understanding the US involvement in Vietnam:
As the Soviet Union increased its involvement in the invasions of South Vietnam, the US increased its involvement in the defense of South Vietnam.
That means the US involvement didn't become significant until after Ho Chi Minh asked the Soviet Union to petition the UN to divide the country.
Let's say that again:
Ho Chi Minh asked the Soviet Union to petition the UN to divide the country.
Immediately after the UN authorized the creation of North Vietnam and South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh began invading South Vietnam.
This is exactly like how the proxy war in Korea started.
Now, idiot, here's the key:
As the Soviet involvement in the communist invasions of South Vietnam increased, the US involvement in the defense of South Vietnam increased.
US involvement didn't become direct until AFTER the UN divided the country.
The Soviet Union involvement was already at a significant level prior to this. In fact, as I told your ignorant ass previously, the communist used Soviet weapons at the battle of Dien Bien Phu, which was before the Soviet Union petitioned the UN to divide Vietnam into two separate countries.
The Cold War is a global war.
The Soviet Union is engaged in Vietnam.
The communists divide Vietnam into two countries.
The communists begin invading free South Vietnam.
The US assists South Vietnam.
The strategy of the United States during the Cold War was not to abandon our allies and run away.
You seem to be ignorant of all of this.
As for Nixon winning the war, the war was all but over in 1970 when the NVA ran away to avoid destruction when the US forces entered the Parrot's Beak in 1970. They waited until US ground forces left Vietnam in 1971 to launch the largest communist invasion of the war. They were defeated by the South Vietnamese WITHOUT ASSISTANCE FROM US GROUND COMBAT UNITS.
Now, I want you to begin your next post with one of the lies in the system of lies the Democrats invented about Vietnam:
"The South Vietnamese wouldn't fight for themselves."
Then tell us about how the communists defeated the South Vietnamese in 1972 when they mounted the single largest invasion of the war, the Easter Offensive of 1972.
... got a problem, don't you....
It seems the single largest invasion of the war wasn't successful, and there is no history of any US ground combat units fighting against the communists.
Was it aliens from space that beat the communists?
Or, was it the South Vietnamese?
Now, tell us how the Democrat-controlled congress of 1973 helped the ally of the United States after they defeated a massive communist invasion during the Cold War.
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#773518 Oct 16, 2012
Phil wrote:
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You are asking academics, union employees, and government workers to feel sorry for business leaders?
Why is it that you feel like businesses need anyone to feel sorry for them?
The people that make those business grow and make money are the people who put their blood and sweat into those businesses, the academics, union workers, receptionist, mechanics, clerks, laborors, basically - the front line. Why should they feel sorry for their boss who in 95% of businesses are making 6-7 figures a year?
I'm not saying that we make them into bad people, because that they are not. Do they need to pay higher payroll and taxes for their business, no. Should they be individually responsible for the income they earn? YES. Just like everyone else is, down to that receptionist.
Okay.

Nothing to argue with here so let me just move on. Homer, you can have that donut if you want it.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#773519 Oct 16, 2012
Phil wrote:
Romney maintains that he won't make cuts to social security ($778 billion) or defense spending ($902 billion) and will continue to pay the interest on the national debt to avoid default ($225 billion). Just these three line items would cost $1.9 trillion, leaving just $564 billion left over for everything else. Health spending, Medicare and Medicaid, cost $864 billion this year, so Romney's proposed voucher system, which would replace President Obama's health care plan, would need to achieve $300 billion in annual savings for the budget to balance -- three times the amount expected.
But let's assume he solves the healthcare problems and is able to cut spending and maintain care (again a very generous assumption), there would still be nothing left over to pay for anything else. Not only would this entail unrealistic cuts in health care spending it also would require wiping out total federal support for education ($153 billion); all social welfare projects - including unemployment benefits ($452 billion), civil protection - including federal grants for local police & firefighters ($62 billion), all government agencies and regulators ($33.6 billion), transportation like interstate highway maintenance ($102 billion), and every other government program you can think of from stimulus funds to research grants ($199 billion). In this case, much of the $219 billion in saving the Romney campaign identified would ultimately not be necessary here because the government would essentially no longer exist.
President Obama promised to cut the budget deficit in half by the end of his first term in office – he missed his target by about $700 billion. While voters loyal to the President will probably excuse him for not shrinking the budget gap, Romney's core constituency won't be as forgiving. Unless the Romney campaign presents a clear vision of its plans, then many of those fiscally conservative Republicans might not bother showing up at the polls
Again, I may be wrong, but I do not think that any of the above matters. They'll vote for him anyway. Which republicans will stay home? Maybe the Christians who can't seem to bring themselves to vote for a Mormon. But then again, anyone can say anything and vote anyway.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#773520 Oct 16, 2012
keyedup wrote:
Jesus would turn the pentagon into housing for the homeless
Like the White House is today?(if everyone working there had to actually have a real job their entire lives)

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