Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1234441 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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Jonathan Hemlock

Bronx, NY

#777623 Oct 19, 2012
Resistance to Slavery
American slaves, although forced into a state of bondage, found a myriad of ways to exert a measure of control over their situations. Resistance to slavery by its victims exhibited itself in many forms, from the very mild and subtle, to the violent and severe. Cooks had the opportunity to poison food or steal portions to supplement the food supply for themselves and their families. Field workers sometimes broke tools or intentionally slowed their work pace. House workers who were aware of the white family’s conversations could warn fellow slaves about upcoming sales or punishments. Slaves sometimes physically resisted punishment by their overseers by fighting back. In addition, many slaves ran away temporarily in order to show that they had been mistreated, while some ran away from the plantation completely. Slaves who did not run away often aided the flight of those who did by hiding them or refusing to give information on their whereabouts. Slave rebellions were the most extreme form of resistance to slavery.

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fred

Milford, CT

#777624 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Seriously, you rightwingers need some new material, you're boring the hell out of us
fred invented the line The Kenyan's communist coup is an abject failure.

Definition of ABJECT
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: sunk to or existing in a low state or condition <to lowest pitch of abject fortune thou art fallen — John Milton>

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Jonathan Hemlock

Bronx, NY

#777625 Oct 19, 2012
Did you know...
The surge in slave population was due to birth in the United States. No new slaves had entered the country since 1808, when Congress banned the importation of slaves from Africa.

Slave rebellions remained a constant fear in the South, especially in states where the slave population outnumbered the white. Whites had allowed the control of so many aspects of their lives to fall into the hands of their slaves—such as food preparation and childcare—that the idea of a violent insurrection of slaves was a terrifying possibility. As a result of this fear, whites created laws designed to stave off possible rebellion such as the prohibition of education of slaves, the requirement of passes for slave travel, and the restriction against allowing slaves to own or use firearms.

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Jonathan Hemlock

Bronx, NY

#777626 Oct 19, 2012
The Nat Turner Insurrection of 1831
Only one rebellion got beyond the planning stages. The Nat Turner Insurrection of 1831 occurred in Virginia. Nat Turner, a black overseer and self-taught preacher, believed that God had given him a mission to lead a movement to end slavery. A handful of men followed Turner, killed everyone in his master’s household, and continued to kill other whites as they moved away from the main plantation. As they did, other slaves joined in. Before Turner was captured, the revolting slaves killed fifty-five whites. A trial resulted in seventeen slaves hanged and seven deportations, but the militia killed other slaves indiscriminately while trying to put down the rebellion.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#777627 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Seriously, you rightwingers need some new material, you're boring the hell out of us
because your life is otherwise action packed and fascinating?
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#777628 Oct 19, 2012
Obama needs another Nobel Peace Prize for doing "nothing"

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Jonathan Hemlock

Bronx, NY

#777630 Oct 19, 2012
The surge in slave population was due to birth in the United States. No new slaves had entered the country since 1808, when Congress banned the importation of slaves from Africa.

Slave rebellions remained a constant fear in the South, especially in states where the slave population outnumbered the white. Whites had allowed the control of so many aspects of their lives to fall into the hands of their slaves—such as food preparation and childcare—that the idea of a violent insurrection of slaves was a terrifying possibility. As a result of this fear,DEMOCRATIC whites created laws designed to stave off possible rebellion such as the prohibition of education of slaves, the requirement of passes for slave travel, and the restriction against allowing slaves to own or use firearms.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#777631 Oct 19, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>because your life is otherwise action packed and fascinating?
Lil's excitement and joy in life is being a nasty VHB on Topix day in, day out. The only thing more boring than her life is death, but it's a close call.
Patriot

Denver, CO

#777632 Oct 19, 2012
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Jonathan Hemlock

Bronx, NY

#777634 Oct 19, 2012
Yeoman’s Return:
Small-scale Ownership
and the Next
Progressive Era Though Americans are deeply divided in their politics, they
still generally share one transcendent political value. It is
the distinctly American notion that the widespread ownership
of property—particularly homes, small businesses,
and financial savings—benefits individuals and the nation.
This core American belief descends from a political tradition
in American life that is older than the Republic itself. It
is the Yeoman ideal—which holds that small-scale property
ownership confers special dignity and autonomy to the individual,
while also improving civic participation and serving
as a check on monopoly capital.
From Jeffersonian farmer to unionized craft tradesman to
internet entrepreneur, the values of the yeoman have given
shape to American politics. Challenged by the issue of slavery
and later by the spread of mass production and consumerism,
it is a tradition that nearly flickered out among both
Republicans and Democrats in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, but
that has been gaining new relevancy and urgency ever since.
The reasons include the declining market power of wage
earners in a global economy and the unraveling of employersponsored
health and pension systems—trends that
increase the importance of asset ownership and economic
self-sufficiency. They also include new technologies and
shifts in consumer preferences that promise to favor small
producers and holders of capital in the future if enabled by
appropriate public policies.
Because of the long hold and widespread appeal of the yeoman
ideal on the American political imagination, a politics
that pays honor to this tradition has the potential to bridge
the country’s cultural divides while also advancing progressive
policy agendas, ranging from health care,“open
access” wireless communication and baby bonds, to antitrust
and farm policy.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#777635 Oct 19, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
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Lil's excitement and joy in life is being a nasty VHB on Topix day in, day out. The only thing more boring than her life is death, but it's a close call.
VHB??? You never had an original thought in your miserable life, did you? Typical Fox watching, Limbaugh listening, republican rich man's boot licker, voting against his own best interests (if not for that felony conviction).

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#777636 Oct 19, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
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"used the time to campaign more than anything else"
you just described the entire four years of Obama's presidency in nine simple words.
No, wrong again topix hag. That's your opinion. Rush told you so you repeat it. Take off the dunce cap, halloween is a couple of weeks away. Besides, it doesn't match that sheet costume. That requires a hood.

“Stuffs gettin better ”

Since: Aug 12

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#777637 Oct 19, 2012
Jonathan Hemlock wrote:
White Society:Planters:
The Planters were few in number, but held most of the South’s wealth. They set the tone in economic and social life. A plantation differed from a farm in its size, use of a large labor force, and that its owners grew a staple crop for profit. Planters had far less leisure time than myth allows. They managed large enterprises. Similarly the plantation mistress had little idle time. She oversaw the house, food, linens, cleaning, clothing, and care-taking of her family and all the slaves. Often planters were absentee owners who left an overseer or other manager in charge of the plantation. Overall, out of a population of 8 million, only 383,637 owned slaves and there were few individuals in 1860 who qualified as planters, owning more than twenty slaves. WHITE DEMOCRATIC PARTYMiddle Class:
Most southerners were in the Middle Class and were considered yeoman farmers, holding only a few acres and living in modest homes and cabins, raising hogs and chickens, and growing corn and cotton. Few yeoman farmers had any slaves and if they did own slaves, it was only one or two. Yeoman farming families owned an average of fifty acres and produced for themselves most of what they needed. These farmers traded farm produce like milk and eggs for needed services such as shoemaking and blacksmithing. Most people in this class admired the planter class and hoped to one day join those ranks. Though only a few held any slaves, almost all middle class southerners supported the slave system because they enjoyed the privileged status that a racially based society bestowed on them, and they feared that they would have to compete with the slaves for land and work if African Americans were free.
:
Unauthorized release or introduction of live foreign organisms is illegal and appropriately considered a form of biological pollution. This biological littering of live fish in areas where they do not occur naturally is a serious matter since unlike other forms of pollution it is an act that is generally impossible to reverse, should the fish reproduce and become self-perpetuating.

"Stuff's gettin better"
2012
fred

Milford, CT

#777638 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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ABJECT ABJECT ABJECT
Seriously, you rightwingers need some new material, you're boring the hell out of us
This Indian would give the Mandingo man a run for his money

96-year-old man becomes world's oldest new dad...

Indian man met his 52-year-old wife 10 years ago

He could be a great-great-grandfather. But at 96, an Indian man is the world's oldest new dad.

Ramjeet Raghav and his 52-year-old wife, Shakuntala Devi, gave birth to their second son on Oct. 5, according to the Times of India.

He met Devi 10 years ago after practicing a life of celibacy.

"My neighbors are jealous and they keep asking me for my secret, but all I tell them is that it is God's will," Raghav is quoted as saying, according to ninemsn. "I think it's very important for a husband and a wife to have sex regularly and when she asks I will go on all night, but for the sake of my child I've put our needs aside for now."

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#777639 Oct 19, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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The program that provided rebates for home owners & companies to weatherize, install panels, or install geothermal HVAC systems.
There are thousands of family owned water well drilling businesses in he US. These families invested in drill rigs, costing over $500K & elated equipment. Their main source of work in home building.
When housing collapsed, many would have gone out of business.
But the rebate for geothermal HVAC created a lot of work. Instead of drilling water wells, they were drilling holes for ground loops.
It saved hundreds if not thousands of water well driller's businesses & saved thousands of jobs.
It also created work for HVAC unit manufacturers & installers.
It reduced the amount of heating oil needed & eliminated home emissions.
And it will save these that installed these systems thousands of dollars.
People, schools, government buildings & churches.
This is a successful program that had a positive effect on thousands of families & this country.
Mitt Romney called this waste of money.
As for the Volt, I don't own one (yet) but the couple people I know that have them think they are great.
A serious question. I'm wondering how much annually their power bill went up? Do they only charge them at home? I'd appreciate an honest answer.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#777640 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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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.
There are a lot of eyetalians in his neck of the woods so he probably has the Caddy stereotyped, if you hadn't noticed he's quite the stereotyper, that's why he's usually wrong.

GM kicked Oldsmobile, Saturn and Pontiac to the curb, reinvented the Buick and Cadillac badges and is currently selling more cars than ever before. Shaq is doing Buick commercials as is some thonged up bikini model__Cadillac commercials currently lean towards performance along with safety. As a result the buyer demographics are changing.

Ford hasn't had as much luck transitioning it's L-M division but it's Ford brand of autos is kicking azz__that new Focus 4 door hatchback is extremely popular.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#777641 Oct 19, 2012
fred wrote:
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Wake up Homer...
Jobs are shipped overseas because the product would be too expensive to manufacture in America. Taxes, union extortion, EPA, OSHA regulation, high energy prices all created by big government. Apple IPADs would cost $2,000 if built in America. duh
OBAMA’S PROBLEM: Obama lacks an agenda to compensate for his lousy record. Yep. He made things worse, and he doesn’t have a plausible plan to make things better. So it’s binders and Big Bird and “war on women.”
Bullcrap, it's all about increasing profit margins and pure greed. The richest 1% want it all and fck the rest of us.
Jonathan Hemlock

Bronx, NY

#777642 Oct 19, 2012
We are still talking about the same things years hundreds of years later it's a system:Social and Economic Equity in Chester County
Forty years ago, James T. Lemon and Gary B. Nash (1968) demonstrated that the
distribution of taxable wealth among free males in Chester County had become increasingly
unequal as the 18 century had progressed. It is a finding that h th as garnered much attention
from historians interested in the emergence of social inequality. Lemon and Nash’s data fueled
regional comparisons by G. B. Warden (1976:603) and Gloria T. Main (1977:560-567) which
indicate that taxable wealth in Chester County was more evenly distributed than in the
northern colonies and the upper south (Figure 29). Jack D. Marietta (1995) used a larger
Chester County data set to identify a wobble in the trend. He demonstrates that the fortunes
of the upper 10-percent declined between 1718 and 1750, but turned around after mid-century
suggesting that much of the rise in inequality due to the good fortunes of the established
upperclass.
Carole Shammas (1993) has rightly cautioned that these measures of wealth do not
consider the inequities inherent in slavery, servitude and coverture. Coverture is a principle
unique to the history of British law which holds that a woman’s property became her
husband’s at marriage. This forfeiture was balanced by dowery rights which reserved onethird
of her husband’s estate for her use (Cox and Cox 2000:22-23).
Jane Says

New York, NY

#777643 Oct 19, 2012
Mark Steyn:'Politicized' Benghazi distracts from Big Bird

The first successful terrorist attack on U.S. sovereign territory since 9/11, and on the very anniversary and by al-Qaida-linked killers, was not helpful to the Obama team.

Stephanie Cutter, President Obama's deputy campaign manager, speaking on CNN about an armed attack on the 9/11 anniversary that left a U.S. consulate a smoking ruin and killed four diplomatic staff, including the first American ambassador to be murdered in a third of a century: "The entire reason that this has become the political topic it is, is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan."

To discuss this event is apparently to "politicize" it and to distract from THE REAL ISSUES THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT.

For example, Obama spokesperson Jen Psaki, speaking on board Air Force One on Thursday: "There's only one candidate in this race who is going to continue to fight for Big Bird and Elmo, and he is riding on this plane."

She's right!

THE UNITED STATES IS THE FIRST NATION IN HISTORY WHOSE DEMOCRACY HAS EVOLVED TO THE POINT WHERE ITS LEADER IS PROVIDED WITH A WIDE-BODY TRANSATLANTIC JET IN ORDER TO CAMPAIGN ON THE VITAL ISSUE OF PUBLIC FUNDING FOR SOCK PUPPETS.

Sure, Caligula put his horse in the Senate, but it was a real horse. At Ohio State University, the rapper will.i.am introduced the President by playing the Sesame Street theme tune, which, oddly enough, seems more apt presidential walk-on music for the Obama era than "Hail To The Chief.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#777644 Oct 19, 2012
Jonathan Hemlock wrote:
Middle Class:
Most southerners were in the Middle Class and were considered yeoman farmers, holding only a few acres and living in modest homes and cabins, raising hogs and chickens, and growing corn and cotton. Few yeoman farmers had any slaves and if they did own slaves, it was only one or two. Yeoman farming families owned an average of fifty acres and produced for themselves most of what they needed. These farmers traded farm produce like milk and eggs for needed services such as shoemaking and blacksmithing. Most people in this class admired the planter class and hoped to one day join those ranks. Though only a few held any slaves, almost all middle class southerners supported the slave system because they enjoyed the privileged status that a racially based society bestowed on them, and they feared that they would have to compete with the slaves for land and work if African Americans were free.
DEMOCRATS
I can only assume that what happened to the Democrats after the Civil Rights Movement is just one more of those things you never learned.

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