Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1479756 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 ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hampton Roads Daily Press.

Jane Says

New York, NY

#777714 Oct 19, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>"loosing" it!!! Hydra alert! Hydra alert! They're everywhere! They're really nowhere!
oh no, all eight of Leosnotta's illegitimate kids took their dirty diapers off at once. the landlord must really love your section 8 voucher.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#777715 Oct 19, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yep sure do. anybody who thinks they can only work 40 hours a week and improve their life (I mean climb into the upper middle class) is kidding themselves. I ,at times, worked over 85 hours a week for years. That was when I was young. People were like you need to enjoy your self more. They worked their 40 and went home. Guess what! They are still working that 40 hour week and will until they just can't anymore. Then they will rely on whatever is left of the government assistance till they die. Me? Well you know that story.
Flack working 85 hours a week at some sh!t job isn't going to get you ahead, if you can even do that anymore. If they are not moving their jobs overseas companies are stripping away benefits and cutting hours. Look I understand what you are saying but that isn't as viable an option as it was years ago.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#777716 Oct 19, 2012
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#777717 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Shark Eyes~! Did you see this spoof on SNL? It's hilarious!
"You don't scare me shark eyes," "Biden" tells "Ryan" at one point in the sketch. "You think you're tougher than me because you do the P90X workout? Because you're younger than me? Well, let me tell you something buddy. There's gym strong and there's old man strong
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/snl-...
No but I tivo SNL so I'll watch it this weekend. Sounds funny, I love their political satire.
fred

Milford, CT

#777718 Oct 19, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks buddy. If you need me this afternoon, I will be on the golf course. My golf buddies and I will be discussing the serious decline in quality of Dominoes Pizza. We like to blend in current topics conversations with golf. It makes use feel more engaged with main stream america.
fred played golf yesterday at Lyman Orchards in Durham. It was a beautiful October day in Ct. Trees very colorful.

Me and my buddy talked about pizza too!
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#777719 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
WASHINGTON -- At a recent campaign stop in Pennsylvania, Mitt Romney expressed amazement at a gas station's touch-screen sandwich-making process.
"I went to a place called Wawa's today, you ever been there?... You press a little touchtone keypad, you touch this, touch this, go pay the cashier, there's your sandwich. It’s amazing,” Romney said.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationwor...
You forgot to mention Obama's 57 states. Have another drink and pretend you're sober.
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#777720 Oct 19, 2012
Approximately 5 to 10 percent of the white population fell into the fourth class. Poor whites were landless tenant farmers and poor laborers who went from job to job as available. The majority of this class was illiterate and performed the lowest level of jobs. Although excluded from the ranks of the social, political, and economic elite, poor whites, like yeomen, supported the basic social hierarchy established by the planter class because it protected their position as higher than that of the enslaved. Many common whites not only verbally supported the slave system, they also served on slave patrols and county militias that guarded against slave revolts and tracked down runaways. When the time came for war, this class filled the Confederate ranks and fought to defend the very system that kept them at the bottom of the white social order. This is perhaps one of the reasons the Civil War has been described as “a rich man’s war, but a poor man’s fight.”

North Carolina had a rather large population of free African Americans — 30,463 in 1860 — who constituted the fifth social class. Approximately 10 percent of the black population fell into this category. The most sizable free black communities were in Wilmington, New Bern, and Halifax. Over two-thirds of this class was mulatto, that is, persons of mixed race. Although some blacks traced their freedom back to the Revolution, or even before, most obtained liberty from manumission or emancipation by their owner. In the wake of Nat Turner’s rebellion and fears of other insurrections, freedom by emancipation became more difficult by mid-century, with new laws restricting where freed slaves could live and setting high costs to the owner for freeing them. Some enslaved people purchased their own freedom or freedom for family members. Owners sometimes hired out trusted slaves, allowing them to keep a portion of their salary. If an enslaved person could save enough funds and the owner was agreeable, freedom could be purchased.
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#777721 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Peppy said the President wants women to be able to get abortions at Walmart; but I disagree.
They should be able to get them at McDonalds drive through, then they can just go right home and not have to get out of the car and stuff.
Why don't you just get it done like usual,behind your warehouse on Dixie Highway.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#777722 Oct 19, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks buddy. If you need me this afternoon, I will be on the golf course. My golf buddies and I will be discussing the serious decline in quality of Dominoes Pizza. We like to blend in current topics conversations with golf. It makes use feel more engaged with main stream america.
Remember to say hi to the attendant, that's about as close as you will come to mainstream America.

Speaking of Dominos, that new commercial they are running with the hand made pizza dough with the lady and her bare hands and finger nails pressing the dough, put some gloves on for cryin' out loud. Homer knows how many of you don't wash your hands after using the bathroom without mentioning any names.

Needless to say Homer will be passing on the hand made pizza from Domino's.
Gunner

Middletown, CT

#777723 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
The Democrats would never stoop to such a low.
Oh no...never. Democrats are the last bastion of goodness and morality. LOL
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#777725 Oct 19, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>Serious question are all the unlicensed, uninsured illegal aliens hitting bridges on parkways or driving the wrong way because they can't read the signs Democrats?
Possibly.
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#777726 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you have seen this movie too? No wonder yer all sick in the head
The Democrats would never stoop to such a low. Rightwingers are swine.
Leftwinger swine like you give democrats an even worse reputation than they already have; have another drink.
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#777727 Oct 19, 2012
DESTROY THE EDUCATION FOR BLACKS THANKS WHITE LIB DEM Common whites saw free blacks as direct competition for jobs and trade, leading to even more tension between the races. Increasing legal restrictions prevented true freedom of movement by free blacks and prohibited their associations with enslaved blacks. Despite these restrictions, many free blacks, such as skilled cabinet maker Thomas Day of Caswell County or businessman John Caruthers Stanley of New Bern, lived productive lives. Some, like Stanley, even owned slaves themselves, often, but not always, family members. Other free blacks farmed, much like their counterpart white yeoman farmers.

The sixth and lowest social class was that of the enslaved persons. Slaves made up nearly one-third of the state’s total population in 1860. Most served as agricultural labor on farms and plantations. They were found in every county in the state, with a greater concentration in the eastern areas that had the most suitable soil for growing cash crops, especially cotton. Some businessmen simply saw slavery as an investment, a place to put their capital, which would increase in value. Owning slaves was a sign of wealth, prestige, and power in the entire South and in North Carolina, both east and west. Western counties that produced fewer cash crops had fewer slaves. Although the mountain climate and terrain prevented the development of large plantations, such as those in the eastern part of the state, slavery was, nevertheless, a vital part of the mountain economy. The major distinction in slavery in the west was the diversity of economic activity it supported. Enslaved men and women often worked alongside the mountain farmer/owner, in thriving tourist businesses such as hotels and resorts, in mines, and in livestock endeavors.
Obamasharpton

Stratford, CT

#777728 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Shark Eyes~! Did you see this spoof on SNL? It's hilarious!
"You don't scare me shark eyes," "Biden" tells "Ryan" at one point in the sketch. "You think you're tougher than me because you do the P90X workout? Because you're younger than me? Well, let me tell you something buddy. There's gym strong and there's old man strong
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/snl-...
Giggles Biden and Drunk lily...a pair made for each other...an no one else. Have another drink.
Gunner

Middletown, CT

#777729 Oct 19, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> It will be ten dollars for a Big Mac. At a nice place you will see $50 for a $25 meal now. You libtards just don't get it.
The also don't realize you can hire three kids at the current minimum wage, or one kid at the wage they want as the minimum.
Nobama

Blue Bell, PA

#777730 Oct 19, 2012
yepperz wrote:
<quoted text>
Thud. Keep trying tough guy, one of these days you'll get something right. Till then I'll enjoy watching you twist on that hook like the insignificant worm you prove yourself to be on a daily basis. Keep your chin up, you can always reinvent yourself again on another anonymous website.
yikes!!!...yepperz killed Jean from Queens....
Jonathan Hemlock

New York, NY

#777731 Oct 19, 2012
DEMOCRATS The yeoman have been intensely studied by specialists in American social history, and the history of Republicanism. The term fell out of common use after 1840 and is now used only by historians.

Yeomen in the South are often called Plain Folk of the Old South. They were the middling white Southerners of the 19th century who owned few slaves or none. They played a major role in the history of the Ante Bellum South, although they were less influential than the planters.

Historians have long debated the social, economic and political roles. Terms used by scholars include "common people", "yeomen" and "Crackers."
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#777732 Oct 19, 2012
chicken waffle 4 obama wrote:
<quoted text>
I did...its around 57 for Cadillac...
Audi is luxury car for young...
Down from 64 in 2004__amazing what a black POTUS can accomplish eh? Actually it was the Bush admin that introduced the USDA capital equip incentive that gave major tax deductions on "trucks" weighing over 5500lbs. Escalades and Navigators qualified as did the big Lexus. Those earning in the 300K up range could deduct the entire purchase price over 3 years.

Audi's are good cars with little resale value__same way with the pricier VW's__lease it or you'll regret it.
Nobama

Blue Bell, PA

#777733 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
How many Cadillacs do you think old Jefro sees in his PA town?
Cadillac has always been a great car and the new ones are really sharp, the STS and the CTS; had an STS for a rental and loved it.
as noted, elderly Jews like you favor Cadillacs....

middle class folks have always steered away from Cadillacs as ostentatious displays of vulgar wealth.....
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#777734 Oct 19, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> It will be ten dollars for a Big Mac. At a nice place you will see $50 for a $25 meal now. You libtards just don't get it.
Hey Flackstredamus is back, the man who couldn't predict the sun coming up the next day.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chicago Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 11 min Jacques in Orleans 234,019
Four letter word game (Dec '11) 2 hr RACE 2,378
News Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas decl... (Jan '09) 2 hr TRD 71,309
News Scientists say they have proved climate change ... (Dec '08) 2 hr Patriot AKA Bozo 7,987
Double Word Game (Dec '11) 2 hr RACE 3,526
{keep A word drop A word} (Oct '11) 2 hr RACE 10,060
News Chicago Saw Surge of Bank Robberies in 2016, FB... 3 hr Go Blue Forever 1

Chicago Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Chicago Mortgages