Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263866 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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TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#774913 Oct 17, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Two people, same job, one male on female, same production. Where do you stand on equal pay for women?
Same starting time-same outstanding work ethic records?

Nobraina Homer.

Now pay up lol.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#774914 Oct 17, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Another? Does Mitt have a copy?
I hope so, he gets really angry when I can't follow what he's yelling at me...(sobbing now) I know he's a man and I'm just a silly woman but it's not fair!
Jane Says

New York, NY

#774915 Oct 17, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
for the most part, yes....but as Homer would realize if he worked in business instead of government, there are other factors that enter into compensation....such as potential for future advancement, need to increase compensation to retain employee, etc.....
truth is that some businesses pay women and minorities more to attract them to meet quotas for government contracts....is that fair???...
Hahahahahahahah, yeah, I'm thinking it probably is.
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#774916 Oct 17, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Most sales people work on commission, try something else.
not universally true....

in our business, clients often express a preference for one employee to work on their project in preference to another....this will inevitably affect compensation and create inequalities for the same position....

Homer probably thinks all school teachers should be paid the same, regardless of performance.....
Jane Says

New York, NY

#774917 Oct 17, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
let's say your company has two salespeople, one man and one woman....suppose the woman has annual sales of $5 million and the man has annual sales of $10 million.....should they receive equal pay???...
It depends. Is she a redhead?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#774918 Oct 17, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>

2. Forget that Bush recession crap--it doesn;'t cut it with thinking fols--because it stinks of lousy oboTIC point and blameDUHMness.
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
I do see how that "fols" thing could go either way...
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#774919 Oct 17, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Now flo, you know you're devolving into a more patheTIC imbecile than normal.
Go take a break.
Flash me your saggy boobs or something.
Didn't like the TRUTH in the hometown dentist story?
I think they used to call that kinda thing-SMALL business...as in SELF reliance. Something that Romney is PROponent for!!!!!
Altho, because of my deep rooted values and ethics--I no doubt have been accused (vile witchhunters and pitchfork weilders SUCK)of being a little "difficult to work with" at times because of my beliefs in such though--ya know--finding that givverment entitleMENTALity stuff rather LAME and UNhealthy--most specifically for young people!
Suck an egg and pwetend on the rest- DUHMmo!
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#774920 Oct 17, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
not universally true....
in our business, clients often express a preference for one employee to work on their project in preference to another....this will inevitably affect compensation and create inequalities for the same position....
Homer probably thinks all school teachers should be paid the same, regardless of performance.....
Absolutely not, Homer all about performance based salary.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#774921 Oct 17, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
not universally true....
in our business, clients often express a preference for one employee to work on their project in preference to another....this will inevitably affect compensation and create inequalities for the same position....
Homer probably thinks all school teachers should be paid the same, regardless of performance.....
Nothing is universal except for death and taxes, well unless you are rich and can afford to hide your money offshore, but I digress...
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#774922 Oct 17, 2012
Phil wrote:
<quoted text>
How are businesses being strangled exactly? They are enjoying tax cuts that I thought were there so they could create jobs. They've not used the tax cuts as they were intended, to reinvest and hire. Isn't that what your party has been screaming about. More tax cuts so that business can reinvest and hire? Why haven't they done it.
You can recite Obamacare all you want, but the fact is, it hasn't costed employers anything and has done nothing but help Americans. Americans can no longer be denied coverage. Maybe that doesn't mean anything to you, but if someone has a child who is gravely ill, it does. If someone changes jobs it does. Americans can now insure their college age children. Maybe that doesn't mean anything to you, but to someone who has college age children it does. Our company and all of it's employees recently recieved a reimbursement check for our insurance companies because we paid more to them then our premiums costed and the Administrative fees were set too high. So now insurance companies can no longer drive up premiums if the money isn't going to actual healthcare. How horrible!
Nice!
Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#774923 Oct 17, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Romney’s theme throughout the entire night:“Bad things are happening. I have no answers. Elect me.”
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Insanity is doing the same things again that you did before and expecting different results. Don't feel bad because both political parties do this.

In regards to recent unemployment numbers dropping and other reports put out by our Government:

"I'm a gun for hire, I'm a saint, I'm a liar
Because there are no facts, there is no truth
Just a data to be manipulated
I can get any result you like
What's it worth to ya?
Because there is no wrong, there is no right
And I sleep very well at night
No shame, no solution
No remorse, no retribution
Just people selling T-shirts
Just opportunity to participate in the pathetic little circus
And winning, winning, winning'"

(From Don Henley - Garden of Allah)

Amazing how the Government does not count those little insignificant things in the inflation numbers like food and energy but the cost of big screen TVs does count.

Unemployment does not count those that quit looking but are not retired or disabled, are underemployed or dropped off the rolls with the recent massive increase in SS disability claims (have to wonder how many of those are really valid with the onetime massive increase) so the numbers are meaningless.

The stock market is up due to the fed printing money as fast as they can and making it available for zero interest to Wall Street Banks and the Federal Government. Has nothing to do with leadership or confidence in the Government (ask the rating agencies like Moody and Standard and Poor’s about that one). Even Bernanke is saying he can only do so much and Government inaction in the correct ways will take us over the cliff.

The printing money (to make things look better that they actually are) is why your dollar is worth 60% of what it was worth in 2007 and why gas is now in that $5 a gallon range vs. the below $2 range in 2007. Supply has increased with demand worldwide but our dollar is weak against other currencies because the supply of dollars has increased due to QE1, QE2 and QE3.

Look at GM. They are starting to drop off again. Right after the bail out GSA replaced most for their fleet with........here it comes..... GM vehicles helping their sales numbers. When does the next bail out occur? We did this twice for Chrysler now. When are the taxpayers off the hook for big business and others not making the right decisions for their company or themsleves?

CEO of Oliver Garden and Red Lobster about to convert the majority of his staff from full time to part time employees so they do not have to provide them health insurance under ACA. Not only will some of them loose the insurance they may have now but they will also loose work hours when they are converted to part time. How does that help working people?

Ben Lauden is dead but terrorism in the middle east (and inside our borders - Fort Hood) is alive a well.

Screw me once shame you you. Screw me twice shame on me. Most voters need to take those words to heart.

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#774924 Oct 17, 2012
lily = dem
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#774925 Oct 17, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Same starting time-same outstanding work ethic records?
Nobraina Homer.
Now pay up lol.
Yes, so what is your candidates stand on this? He didn't answer the questions so I have no idea.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#774926 Oct 17, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
for the most part, yes....but as Homer would realize if he worked in business instead of government, there are other factors that enter into compensation....such as potential for future advancement, need to increase compensation to retain employee, etc.....
truth is that some businesses pay women and minorities more to attract them to meet quotas for government contracts....is that fair???...
Show me proof of this 'businesses pay women and minorities more to attract them'
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#774927 Oct 17, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, let's not try to deal with what was said.
So unlike last week.
quit whining.
Ranting campaigner went over the time limits--even with a grace two minutes-- disqualified!

GONG.

LOSER.

"TRUTH"!!!!!

lol

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!
Jane Says

New York, NY

#774928 Oct 17, 2012
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#774929 Oct 17, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
for the most part, yes....but as Homer would realize if he worked in business instead of government, there are other factors that enter into compensation....such as potential for future advancement, need to increase compensation to retain employee, etc.....
truth is that some businesses pay women and minorities more to attract them to meet quotas for government contracts....is that fair???...
Your bluster aside, Homer has never worked any government job ever. So stick a pipe in it already.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#774930 Oct 17, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>
I do see how that "fols" thing could go either way...
No such thing as perfection.

Anyone can use the word "folks", one of those "index cards" for DUHMies words.

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
Jane Says

New York, NY

#774931 Oct 17, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
I have to go out shopping in a few minutes, my husband says he needs another binder full of women. Does anyone know what that means? It sounds dirty?
another productive day of dem contributing to his own little society.

it is a beautiful day in NYC. i'm outta here...so, dem...you can pretend to be me all day.

p.s. are you calling your blow-up doll Lily, Leonsana or Moochelle today?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#774932 Oct 17, 2012
Okay so in a Republican world with all things being equal, why are women paid less?

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