Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1550241 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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fred

Milford, CT

#777864 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Bill Clinton wasn't employed at an Evangelical College. I thought he was gay anyway. He went out with Anne Coulter! Who was the woman and who was the man?
Bill Clinton masturbated in the Oval Office during the work day. Dinesh? Not so much.

Hypocrite

ps

Ann Coulter is still on fred's shit list
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#777865 Oct 19, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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OK, you mutt.....
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2012/06/stats-cen...
There are a dozen other sites that list the age lower, some as low as 57. There is a missing ingredient in the Powers figures. The Escalade, or perhaps the leases.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#777866 Oct 19, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Bullshyte!
If you had actually googled 'average age of cadillac buyer' you would have seen it in the first link.
fred

Milford, CT

#777867 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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The Tea Party screwed the Republican Party
Secret liberal decoder ring translation

The Tea Party saved the Republican party.

44 states...400+ electoral votes...filibuster proof senate
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#777868 Oct 19, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...

Obama and terrorist attacks????
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#777869 Oct 19, 2012
THE WHITE MAJORITY A commercial middle class of merchants, bankers, factors, and
lawyers emerged to sell southern crops on the world market. They lived in cities that acted as
shipping centers for agricultural goods. Two-thirds of all southern whites lived in
nonslaveholding families. Most yeomen were self-sufficient farmers whose strong sense of
community was reinforced by close kin connections and bartering. But between 30 to 50 percent
of southern whites were landless. These poor whites lived a marginal existence as laborers and
tenants, at odds with slaves, but also engaging in complex and sometimes clandestine relations
with them. Some yeomen hoped to acquire slaves themselves, but many were content with selfsufficient
non-market agriculture. Yeomen supported slavery because they believed that it
brought them higher status.
PLANTERS Most slaveholders owned only a few slaves and frequently drifted in and out of
that status as bad crops or high prices curtailed or increased their income. Middle-class
professionals had an easier time climbing the ladder of success. Andrew Jackson used his legal
and political position to rise in Southern society. Beginning as a landless prosecutor, he died a
plantation owner with over 200 slaves.
Most slaveholders inherited their wealth but sought to expand it. As slavery spread so did the
slave-owning elite. The extraordinary concentration of wealth in places like Natchez created an
elite lifestyle. But most wealthy planters lived fairly isolated lives. Although some planters
cultivated an image of gracious living in the style of English aristocrats, the reality was that
plantations were large enterprises that required much attention to a variety of tasks. Plantations
aimed to be self-sufficient.
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#777870 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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The Tea Party screwed the Republican Party
Obama screwed both parties, as well as the USA.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#777871 Oct 19, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I will never understand. Where do they think this money comes from? I know me and you know but why don't they? A lot of these libtards on here claim to run or have run businesses. Yet they can't understand this simple concept. I don't get it?
Evidently you only know business that require employees with no training, no skills, no push.

Look, Oh great & wonderful stay-at-home businessman, I've run a few companies & plants & I offered all the benefits - full paid healthcare, vacations, sick says , life insurance and a good living wage. And over the many years, I only had one employee leave to work elsewhere.

I wasn't the highest paying shop in town but everyone wanted to work with me.

I had super employees that did a great job & we all made lots of money.

But hey, you go ahead & hire part timers at minimum wage & see what you get.

My God, you people act like you know something about running a business? Please, you obviously don't know sh*t.
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#777872 Oct 19, 2012
Following southern paternalism, in theory, each plantation was a family with the white
master at its head. The plantation mistress ran her own household but could not challenge her
husband’s authority. They frequently spent extended periods isolated on rural plantations. With
slaves to do much of the labor conventionally assigned to women, it is no surprise that plantation
mistresses accepted the system. The slave system rested on coercion and violence. Slave women
were vulnerable to sexual exploitation, though sometimes long-term relationships did develop.
Children of master-slave relationships seldom were publicly acknowledged and often remained
in bondage.
THE DEFENSE OF SLAVERY Slavery lay at the base of southern society and gave rise to
various pro-slavery arguments. In the post-Revolution era, Southern whites found justifications
in the Bible or by pointing to classical Greece and Rome. They pointed out that the Constitution
recognized slavery and that they were defending property rights. Fearing slave revolts, growing
abolitionism, and the cutting off of expansion, by the 1830s southerners barricaded themselves
against outsiders and to stifle debate on the subject. But they also developed arguments that
slavery was good for the slaves. George Fitzhugh contrasted slavery, which created a community
of interests, with the heartless individualism that ruled the lives of northern factory workers.
Despite efforts to stifle debate, some southern whites objected to slavery. The growing cost of
slaves meant that the percentage of slaveholders was declining and class divisions widening.
Hinton Rowan Helper denounced the institution, indicating tensions between rich and poor in the
South. But the lines within the South remained tightly drawn.
CONCLUSION The cotton economy had grown rapidly, but slavery was an international
anachronism, out of place in the modern world.
Lecture Suggestions
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#777873 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Bill Clinton wasn't employed at an Evangelical College. I thought he was gay anyway. He went out with Anne Coulter! Who was the woman and who was the man?
Barack is the woman, and Michele is the man.
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#777874 Oct 19, 2012
Look at the nature of the Southern economy and show students why expansion was so
crucial. As it was the clash over the expansion of slavery that led to the Civil War, this
would seem a crucial point. Emphasize the inefficiency of slave labor and that
slaveholders found it cheaper to keep moving rather than maintain their soil. This created
a society that was hungry for fresh lands and set in motion a chain of events that led to a
confrontation with the equally land-hungry North.
2. Examine the role of the nonslaveholders. Emphasize their importance to the maintenance
of the slave system. Examine why they supported the slave system, even though they did
not own slaves. Emphasize that the yeomanry in the plantation areas had connections
with slaveholders and that non-plantation yeomen wanted to be left alone. See Bill Cecil-
Fronsman’s Common Whites (Kentucky, 1992) on this point.
3. To discuss slave life, divide the lecture in half. The first half would examine the brutality
of the slaves’ existence. The second half would examine how the slaves were able to
survive. Focus on how the institution stripped slaves of their dignity, but that they were
able to forge an existence that allowed them some degree of control over their own lives.
Make the connection to the material in Chapter Four on the development of African-
American culture.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#777875 Oct 19, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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just proves that Mika is overpaid and not all work is equal...
She found out she was paid 14% less than Scarborough and almost quit.$2 million to make smirks and roll her eyes isn't bad change.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#777876 Oct 19, 2012
Nobama wrote:
the left continually confuses medical insurance (Obamacare) with actual medical care.....all the insurance in the world does absolutely no good if you lack sufficient access to medical care...
And money is access. Insurance is access.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#777877 Oct 19, 2012
fred wrote:
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Bill Clinton masturbated in the Oval Office during the work day. Dinesh? Not so much.
Hypocrite
ps
Ann Coulter is still on fred's shit list
How would you know if Dineesh masturbates or not? He also dated Laura Ingrahm

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#777878 Oct 19, 2012
Looks like the Boy Scouts took a page from the Pope.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#777879 Oct 19, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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You morons do realize that companies have an advantage to hire part time workers now, right? So why aren't they?
Where you been? We've been talking about that all day.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#777881 Oct 19, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Oh don't tell him that he won't believe you. Power companies will take a loss on every kw sold because it's the right thing to do.
I currently pay FP&L 11.6 cents per kwh, there are other fees and taxes that are itemized on the monthly statement.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#777882 Oct 19, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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many power companies are no longer in the generation business...they just buy power from others and pass on the cost to their customers....
although our power company is PPL, my power supplier is Dominion Energy....their rate is lower than the PPL rate....
Yeah VEPCO buys from them too. They have nuke plants that's why.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#777883 Oct 19, 2012
dem wrote:
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I notice the fist/knife/gun fighter has chosen a new tactic, the always intimidating game of passive aggressive pussscccee.
Great work, gramps.
You sound a little surprised, I would have thought, by now, you'd be used to innuendos.
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#777884 Oct 19, 2012
leadership has little to do with impressing pundits and scoring well at Washington parlor games. The current occupant of the Oval Office had a finely drafted political resume, stuffed with empty “achievements” that qualified him to do nothing except demand money and power. The horrifying inadequacy of such hollow men is on display off the coast of Louisiana. Good thing we didn’t get saddled with a president who isn’t entirely occupied with “transforming” an unwilling populace, or a vice president who actually knows something about oil drilling!
Federal and state governments are riddled with people like Barack Obama, producing a system completely focused on feeding itself, and too bloated to take effective action. It is almost completely insulated from consequence. Its wits are dulled by its perceived lack of budgetary or behavioral restrictions. Its deconstruction will require the conviction and charisma of Sarah Palin, the brilliance of Bobby Jindal, the courage of New Jersey governor Chris Christie, and the enthusiasm of the primary winners from Tuesday night. The American people should no longer settle for representatives whose resumes contain nothing but political accomplishments – as if those are somehow worth a damn compared to private-sector experience. It took a lot of accomplished politicians to engineer a government with over a hundred trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities.

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