Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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“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.
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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

When'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.
finding

Brookland, AR

#777645 Oct 19, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
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So, after the worst recession in 80 years, thanks Bush!
The richest have even more money now?
And fffccckkkkkface Mitt Romney wants a huge tax cut?
Wants to end Medicare? Medicaid? Social Security?
Ha!
That Mormon balllll strangler ain't getting near the white house!!! Never!!!
LOL
LOL
LOL
He is geting closer enery day. News coming out tonight on what really happened after the bombing on 9-11 this year.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#777646 Oct 19, 2012
In the end companies will screw themsleves as there won't be anyone left to buy their product no matter how cheap they sell it.
finding

Brookland, AR

#777647 Oct 19, 2012
Every
fred

Milford, CT

#777648 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
Scott Rasmussen &#8207;@RasmussenPoll

#Florida:#Romney 51%,#Obama 46%... http://tinyurl.com/84ewfg7
Jane Says

New York, NY

#777649 Oct 19, 2012
Mark Steyn:

'Obviously, a healthy mature democracy should spend its quadrennial election on critical issues like the Republican Party's war on puppets rather than attempting to "politicize" the debate by dragging in stuff like foreign policy, national security, the economy and other obscure peripheral subjects.

But, alas, Obama chose to "politicize" a security fiasco and national humiliation in Benghazi.

At 8.30 p.m., when Ambassador Stevens strolled outside the gate and bid his Turkish guest good night, the streets were calm and quiet.

At 9.40 p.m., an armed assault on the compound began, well-planned and executed by men not only armed with mortars but capable of firing them to lethal purpose – a rare combination among the excitable mobs of the Middle East.

There was no demonstration against an Islamophobic movie that just got a little out of hand. Indeed, there was no movie protest at all.

Instead, a U.S. consulate was destroyed and four of its personnel were murdered in one of the most sophisticated military attacks ever launched at a diplomatic facility.

This was confirmed by testimony to Congress a few days ago, although you could have read as much in my column of four weeks ago.

Nevertheless, for most of those four weeks, the President of the United States, the Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and others have persistently attributed the Benghazi debacle to an obscure YouTube video – even though they knew that the two events had nothing to do with each other by no later than the crack of dawn Eastern time on Sept. 12, by which point the consulate's survivors had landed safely in Tripoli.
finding

Brookland, AR

#777650 Oct 19, 2012
Jimmy wrote:
Obama needs another Nobel Peace Prize for doing "nothing"
He had done nothing to get the first Nobel peace prize, so who knows he might get another one,lol
Obama bad for America

Los Angeles, CA

#777651 Oct 19, 2012
keyedup wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning Douche Bags and humans..I see the teabags are out early spreading there stupidity around..The liberals rule you now and for the next 12 years........suck it up or move out....you won't be missed,maybe you could find a job in China.
Blablablablabla...you're president is loosing it, so are you ...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#777652 Oct 19, 2012
Sell your sh!t at Walmart for a low price, they don't care they make their money on sheer volume.

Keep screaming for tax cuts for the rich, you deserve to have your job shipped overseas.
Jonathan Hemlock

Bronx, NY

#777653 Oct 19, 2012
women’s power was prevalent religious values which stressed marital partnerships (Levy
1988:193-230), social activism of Quaker women (Soderlund 1987), and a high degree of
economic independence by women of means (Wilson Waciega 1987). These factors fostered
greater gender equality in Pennsylvania than was commonly found in other American colonies.
However, women’s suffrage still had a longtime to come.
Although abolitionists had been active in the Pennsylvania since the 17th century, the
laws governing gradual abolition were not passed until late in the 18th century (DuBois 1899;
G. Nash 1973, 1988, 1990; Soderlund 1985; Soderlund and Nash 1991). Chester County
residents regularly used slave labor (see Figure 20) and continued to hold slaves into the 19th
century. Servants in Pennsylvania were fewer in number and are believed to have had shorter
contracts than in other British colonies (Lemon 1972:10; Galenson 1981:124, 139), but
Chester County residents participated fully in the trade of indentured laborers.
A factor contributing to wealth equality in early Chester County was the limited
authority and benevolent attitude of the colonial proprietors. As Jean R. Soderlund (1983:19-
29) relates, the Lords of Trade had learned from the ten previous American colonies that they
had to curtail proprietary authority in order to maintain financial control. However, William
Penn had royal allies who were financially and politically indebted to his war-hero father. The
result of lengthy negotiations was that Penn’s charter granted him only middling authority.
Penn and his colonists were free from direct Parliamentary or royal control like that
experienced in Virginia and New York, but stopped short of the kingly authority invested in
the proprietor of Maryland or the corporate self-rule allowed in Massachusetts
Obama bad for America

Los Angeles, CA

#777654 Oct 19, 2012
...your ...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#777655 Oct 19, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> 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.
Since it's Dave you'll probably get one if he knows it.

I asked Gunner for an honest answer yesterday so he deleted the question from my post. Friggin' weasel.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#777656 Oct 19, 2012
A conservative, California-based filmmaker said this week that his company is distributing more than a million free copies of a conspiracy-laden DVD that claims much of what the public knows about President Barack Obama's early life is false.

The movie — called "Dreams From My Real Father" — began appearing in Central Florida mailboxes sometime last week.

Obama biographer David Maraniss called the movie "preposterous." Maraniss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, said it is "depressing to have so much fictional, unreported, conspiratorial, unhistorical stuff floating around."

"This DVD is the worst of the bunch," he wrote in an email, "which is saying something."

The movie has also been dissected by an Atlanta attorney named Loren Collins. Collins has blogged extensively about the film, concluding, "It's just complete bunk."
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/...

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