Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1549276 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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Nobama

Blue Bell, PA

#787501 Oct 29, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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They expect to have the subways restored to service by Wednesday. It's a case of wait and see. Most here just roll with it.
and don't show up for work....
dem

Chicago, IL

#787502 Oct 29, 2012
Princeton statistician Sam Wang gives Obama 303 electoral votes and a 91% chance of winning election.

Carol?
You okay?

Run to Fox News for a rebuttal.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#787503 Oct 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Imagine all the dead rats!~
Didn't think of that. I'm sure the helicopters have been flown out of the area.
fred

Milford, CT

#787504 Oct 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>That's no twinkle, that's Viagra®
Call a doctor after 4 hours?

pfft ...fred was continuously frisky from 11 to 25 and finally got some rest after getting married

Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#787505 Oct 29, 2012
Paul Krugman makes it clear—a vote for Romney is a vote against Medicaid.
There’s a lot we don’t know about what Mitt Romney would do if he won. He refuses to say which tax loopholes he would close to make up for $5 trillion in tax cuts; his economic “plan” is an empty shell.
But one thing is clear: If he wins, Medicaid — which now covers more than 50 million Americans, and which President Obama would expand further as part of his health reform — will face savage cuts. Estimates suggest that a Romney victory would deny health insurance to about 45 million people who would have coverage if he lost, with two-thirds of that difference due to the assault on Medicaid.
Anyone who has convinced themselves that Romney is no threat to Medicaid, hasn't been listening to Romney.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#787506 Oct 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>No sign of Jane Says today, she must be out escorting the homeless into their 'new' subway digs.
Tying weights to their feet...
fred

Milford, CT

#787507 Oct 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
Paul Krugman makes it clear—a vote for Romney is a vote against Medicaid.
There’s a lot we don’t know about what Mitt Romney would do if he won. He refuses to say which tax loopholes he would close to make up for $5 trillion in tax cuts; his economic “plan” is an empty shell.
But one thing is clear: If he wins, Medicaid — which now covers more than 50 million Americans, and which President Obama would expand further as part of his health reform — will face savage cuts. Estimates suggest that a Romney victory would deny health insurance to about 45 million people who would have coverage if he lost, with two-thirds of that difference due to the assault on Medicaid.
Anyone who has convinced themselves that Romney is no threat to Medicaid, hasn't been listening to Romney.
Cuts to Medicaid? So what? Who cares?

All bloated welfare programs need to be gutted.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#787508 Oct 29, 2012
Though the Metropolitan Transit Authority has had to deal with minor amounts of flooding from other storms, there has not been a complete flooding of the subway tunnels in recent memory, according to an MTA spokesman.

New York City's subway system has to deal with a lot of water even when the weather is clear. Because many parts of the system are underground and below the water table, the MTA has to remove between 13 and 14 million gallons of water a day, even when there's not a drop of rain.



The MTA has three pump trains and hundreds of pump rooms to whisk water away. But if the subway tunnels under the rivers completely flooded, Klaus estimates that it would take 100 pump trains to remove all that water within a week. Without obtaining extra trains from other states, pumping the water out could take several weeks.

And getting the water out would just be the first step. Then the tunnels have to be inspected for damage. Parts have to be removed, repaired, dried, and tested. With New York City responsible for about $4 billion of economic output per day, a long subway stoppage could add up quickly, according to Jacob.

“If you have half of the city's economic capacity curtailed for four weeks, that adds up to damage in the range of $40-50 billion,” Jacob said.

The MTA has already taken precautions to try and stave off flooding by sandbagging and covering up ventilation grates in Southern Manhattan, where the Hudson and East Rivers have already begun to creep up into the Financial District. Shutting down the subway system on Sunday may have caused some headaches for evacuees and those foraging for supplies at the last minute, but ensured that commuters wouldn't be stranded or in harm's way.

http://www.ibtimes.com/sandys-storm-surge-cou...

Oh oh, Lily's right Flack, it's the end of the world!

Peppy, grab some buckets and meet me at the corner of 5th Avenue and west 14th street.

Oh and can you bring lunch?

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#787509 Oct 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>That's no twinkle, that's Viagra®
I was thinking it would be a cataract--Rand Paul, not Rush Limbaugh's buddy might have to help him out.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#787511 Oct 29, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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and don't show up for work....
Right, another astute "Waxtard" observation. Good one.
brown eyes

Blacksburg, VA

#787512 Oct 29, 2012
New CNN ORG poll Obama 50 percent Romney 46 percent in Ohio. Washington Post poll Obama 51 percent Romney 47 percent in Virginia. Great news for Americans.
Obama Biden 2012.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#787513 Oct 29, 2012
carol wrote:
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Well, let me be the judge of that.
How many pairs of flip-flops and/or sandals did you own?
Bah, in my house they're called 'Romney's', like most guys you wore one pair until there was nothing left of them then bought another.
Bill

Fort Thomas, KY

#787515 Oct 29, 2012
Lol
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#787516 Oct 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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I don't think he has, nor any other republican, none on here either. They pretend it doesn't exist. Except for maybe Fred who said who cares? But he says that about rape too, so...
So true, Lily. Fred has been one of my most devoted followers even though I long ago inducted him/her into the Knights of the Satanic Order of the List of Terminally Insulting and Disgusting Without Redeeming Capacity for Reasonable Discourse. Like a Roach Motel, knights can check in, but they can’t check out. There is no room phone for contacting the font desk or management, but they are free to fill out complaint forms. Jesus still loves them, of course, but they’re in solitary for one eternity. Once knighted, there’s no opportunity for reinstatement to the Knights of the Holy Order of the List of the Decent, Honorable, Desirable and Reasonable.

“Get RIGHT or be left”

Since: Nov 07

www.dreamindemon.com

#787517 Oct 29, 2012
dem wrote:
Princeton statistician Sam Wang gives Obama 303 electoral votes and a 91% chance of winning election.
Carol?
You okay?
Run to Fox News for a rebuttal.
No need to run anywhere.

Consult all the "Miss Cleo's" you want.

REALITY, TRUTH and FACTS will get rid of that Obama-drama in November.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#787518 Oct 29, 2012
yepperz wrote:
<quoted text>
Right, another astute "Waxtard" observation. Good one.
Did you see that Kuda posted Mitts new campaign song?

Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#787519 Oct 29, 2012
Obama and Hillary Clinto at Work!!!!!

The 3AM phone call came, but it was not at 3AM. The phone rang a little after 1600 Lima (that’s military jargon for local) in Washington, D.C. And Hillary Clinton, David Petraeus and Barack Obama failed to answer. Their failure facilitated the deaths of Americans. In my opinion, they have blood on their hands.

Hillary’s failure? She is in charge of the bureaucracy that refused to give the so-called “Consulate” in Benghazi the security presence it needed. Why? It is now clear that because this was largely a CIA operation, State Department did not want to spend any of its resources in fortifying a position that existed largely to provide cover for an undercover CIA operation.

But Hillary’s big fail came when the phone rang alerting her and Under Secretary Kennedy, along with the OPS CENTER, that the “Consulate” was under attack and Ambassador Stevens normally at risk. In such a situation, the Bureau of Counter Terrorism is alerted and kicks in with a tried and true response plan. Their response includes coordinating with DOD, the CIA and the FBI, just to mention a few. Hillary refused to activate and involve the Bureau of Counter Terrorism in this response.

In the aftermath of the August 1998 attacks on the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the State Department’s CT Bureau led an overseas response within 48 hours. Same thing happened in October 2000 when the USS Cole was attacked. This time? NOTHING. I have heard, but cannot confirm, that the senior people in the CT Bureau who should have been notified were not initially alerted to the attack. Hillary apparently did not want to treat this as a terrorism incident.

Shame on her.

But the real damage came at the CIA and the White House.(Jennifer Griffin did Pulitzer work in breaking the story.)

When the attack started on the “Consulate,” the only armed force capable of responding was a mile away at the CIA Annex. Those people asked CIA Headquarters for permission to respond. DENIED. They asked again. DENIED AGAIN! After a third request, former NAVY SEAL Tyrone Woods and other members of the CIA team at the Annex said,“FUCK IT,” and went to the sound of battle.

Do you remember the heroic sacrifice of Delta Force operators Randy Shugart and Gary Gordon in 1993 in Mogadishu, Somalia? A U.S. military Blackhawk helicopter was down and the crew at risk facing hundreds of angry, armed Somalis. They were outnumbered and outgunned but went to save their brothers. Shugart and Gordon died fighting. They were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously.

That’s what Tyrone Woods and his CIA compatriots did that night. The failure to garner the immediate support of CIA Headquarters is on David Petraeus. He always has been a political asshole masquerading as a general.

On September 11, 2012, Petreaeus proved his true colors. Tyrone Woods, if he were still on active duty, would deserve the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Let me note in passing the difference between many CIA field operators and the bureaucrats who fill the corridors back in McLean. During the Contra War in Central America, James Adkins experienced the same thing. He was the Chief of Base for the CIA operation in southern Honduras. He was ordered to withhold food from Contra troops and force them to march into Nicaragua without weapons. The Contras were promised they would be supplied with weapons once they got into Nicaragua.

Adkins followed orders under protest. However, when the Contra troops were ambushed and took casualties, with no means to return fire and defend themselves, Adkins defied orders and personally flew into Nicaragua with a helo to retrieve wounded Contras.

Adkins subsequently was fired for his bravery. Note: This happened under Ronald Reagan. I present this lest you think this kind of chicken shit behavior is exclusive to Democrats. It is not.

Now let’s turn to Barack Obama.On second thoughts lets
not!

larryjohnson.com
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#787520 Oct 29, 2012
fred wrote:
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Cuts to Medicaid? So what? Who cares?
All bloated welfare programs need to be gutted.
How about a little Zu Bisou Bisou? Do you like the original one or the Mad Men version?



http://www.youtube.com/watch...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#787521 Oct 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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It's incredible to the rapepublicans, but very credible to me, Mitt
is a crafty swindler, it's in his blood, that's all he thinks of every single minute, how to make money.
Did I just hear him say on the news "Of course I wouldn't shut down FEMA?" LOL! Oh my word, he's such a liar! He salivates at getting ahold of federal money to divert into his and his friends pockets.
The Obama administration released a disturbing report on Friday that revealed hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars poured into a program that failed to achieve its goals and was discriminatory against women, whereby 84 percent of the beneficiaries were men.

The report regarding an internal investigation conducted by the Inspector General of the Department of Labor increases suspicion of the ineffectiveness of the Obama administration’s Green Jobs Training Program, according to members of the House of Representative.
The program didn’t broadly increase employment: Three and a half years since the stimulus was signed, this $500 million program has only placed 11,613 individuals (16 percent of the goal) into jobs that have been retained for more than 6 months. Only 38 percent, or 30,857, were placed into employment at all.

The training was often between one and five days long: According to the report:“Of the 81,354 participants who completed training through the Green Jobs program, 47 percent (38,366 participants) received 5 days or less of training, of which 21 percent (17,374 participants) received only 1 day of training.”

Furthermore,“Of the total 30,857 reported as entered employment, 4,874 were for participants who received only 1 day of training. This included 3,213, or 66 percent of incumbent workers who were reported as entered employment after only 1 day of training.”

Obama’s DOL disproportionately trained men: 84 percent of trainees were male, according to the report. This is direct contrast to what the President says on the campaign trail when he exploits the “war on women.”

Two way occupy gutter streeters. The Epitomys of Hypocricy.

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012
QUALIFIED Economic Experience for ALL America again-not just some!

..."The IG’s investigation revealed that the DOL trained more criminals than veterans: 9 percent of the people who received training (about 10,000 individuals) had criminal records, while 7 percent were veterans. Out of a target of 81,254, grantees collectively reported only 30,857 participants (38 percent) entered employment.

For many people who received training, it was not beneficial: Of the 81,354 participants who completed training, 42,322 (52 percent) already had jobs. According to the IG,“Grantees were authorized to train incumbent workers who needed training to secure full-time employment, advance their careers, or retain their current jobs. However, for the 81 incumbent workers we identified in our sample, we found no evidence that they needed green job training for any of these purposes.”.....

Kouri, J. Obama squandered big bucks on green jobs programs.The Moral Liberal. 10/29/2012
Maude

Lynbrook, NY

#787522 Oct 29, 2012
Logic wrote:
President Obama 2012!
Right Power!
Never again OBAMA O=ne B=ig A=ss M=istake A=merica. ROMNEY will win in a landslide.

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