Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263186 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

Allentown, PA

#788971 Oct 30, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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your husband agrees with this?
you were better with Garfunkel.....
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788972 Oct 30, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Mitt is on both sides of the abortion issue
Republican party has two nuts running for the Senate.
Democrats have a zombie running for the Senate in Pennsylvania....
carol

Orlando, FL

#788973 Oct 30, 2012
Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse organization is sending 5 rigs full of equipment to help victims who need fallen trees removed and silt from their homes.

"Five rigs were packed with tools and equipment to help affected homeowners start to get their lives back together.

"'Hope' in this case takes the form of chain saws (16 per rig), generators, wheelbarrows for hauling debris out to the curb, and gallons of chemicals for treating for mold. There are also water pumps to remove water from a flooded basement, tarp for damaged roofs, all kinds of battery-operated equipment such as drills, and dozens of other items.

...This is how people help people. Government can only do so much and it's broke.

Since: Oct 12

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#788974 Oct 30, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>there was a time when we prepared and delivered meals to the local homeless shelter on a regular basis....a very satisfying experience that provided a direct connection to those in need...

then the shelter organization decided they either would or could no longer accept outside food and wanted only money.....so we decided to find other ways to contribute....
Bureaucracy gets in the way of both parties. We serve Lunch in the Park during the summer. Each summer it becomes more of a hassle - temperature monitoring, offering diabetic choices, etc. Kids out of school just want to eat.

We agree

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#788975 Oct 30, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>another beach community of former summer shacks, many of which had been winterized...not a smart place to live....

why the taxpayers are continually asked to fund reconstruction of homes in areas subject to flooding is beyond understanding.....
Such as it is along Rivers in the Midwest. After last flooding was there not legislation with insurance industry that changed where people could rebuild?
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788978 Oct 30, 2012
carol wrote:
Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse organization is sending 5 rigs full of equipment to help victims who need fallen trees removed and silt from their homes.
"Five rigs were packed with tools and equipment to help affected homeowners start to get their lives back together.
"'Hope' in this case takes the form of chain saws (16 per rig), generators, wheelbarrows for hauling debris out to the curb, and gallons of chemicals for treating for mold. There are also water pumps to remove water from a flooded basement, tarp for damaged roofs, all kinds of battery-operated equipment such as drills, and dozens of other items.
...This is how people help people. Government can only do so much and it's broke.
this requires people to work to help themselves, the right way....

if such equipment had been sent to New Orleans, the residents would have sold the chain saws and wheelbarrows to buy drugs....

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#788980 Oct 30, 2012
kuda wrote:
Well, yesterday I asked everyone ti imagine Romney saying he was compassionate and then to try imagining him actually being compassionate.
Update:
Today we wound out. In Dayton, just north of Cincinnati, in the important swing State of Ohio where Mitt is behind Obama, he relabeled a campaign rally as a non-political relief event and then proceeded to use it as a political rally. He had McCain gave an anti-Obama speech, he passed out campaign t-shirts and he played his video campaign ad. He also used it as a photo op by collecting and personally carrying canned foods to ship to New Jersey (he seemed unsure of the destination), even though the Red Cross said it would complicate their mission and what they really need is money, not stuff.
This is basically a replay of Ryan’s unwelcome photo op at a soup kitchen in Youngstown Ohio a few weeks ago.
Mitt was repeatedly asked if he would privatize FEMA or delicate it to state level process, as he had asserted during his campaign, a reasonable question in view of the “relief” mission of his event and after Christy praising Obama for his effort to expedite FEMA in New Jersey. Mitt responded by totally ignoring the question, while smiling and posing as though he were deaf. Shame!
MIT ROMNEY:
- NOT PRESIDENTIAL BEHAVIOR
- NOT PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL
- NOT PRESIDENTIAL
Everything that is numerically measurable has gotten worse under Obama…and not just a little, but considerably so. Everything we need costs more…. and everything we have is worth less.



This leaves only two reasons to vote for Obama….you are either an idiot or a racist.



Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788982 Oct 30, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Bureaucracy gets in the way of both parties. We serve Lunch in the Park during the summer. Each summer it becomes more of a hassle - temperature monitoring, offering diabetic choices, etc. Kids out of school just want to eat.
We agree
the meals for the homeless shelter were prepared in accordance with recipes that they supplied....and we ate the same food for dinner that night......

people are much more likely to support such causes if they feel a direct connection and visible results, not just writing a check where the money goes for administrative overhead....
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788984 Oct 30, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Such as it is along Rivers in the Midwest. After last flooding was there not legislation with insurance industry that changed where people could rebuild?
don't know, but money spent to rebuild New Orleans is wasted because another flood is sure to occur....someday......

government aid in such cases should be limited to buying the land and permanently removing it from the housing market.....

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#788985 Oct 30, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>the meals for the homeless shelter were prepared in accordance with recipes that they supplied....and we ate the same food for dinner that night......

people are much more likely to support such causes if they feel a direct connection and visible results, not just writing a check where the money goes for administrative overhead....
Most definitely. And the more rules placed on how we 'give' the less likely we will continue.

Since: Jul 11

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#788986 Oct 30, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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Obama's auto bailout ws great for the unions but he threw 20,000 Delphi workers under the bus.
Romney's Bain is success story ,Obama's Solyndra is a failure story.
Success for who ? The 1%'ers and the Chinese, with a resume like that Romney is just great for America, im sure. Just don't count the 47%'rs in that lot

Since: Oct 12

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#788988 Oct 30, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>don't know, but money spent to rebuild New Orleans is wasted because another flood is sure to occur....someday......

government aid in such cases should be limited to buying the land and permanently removing it from the housing market.....
Interesting proposal. I'm in New Orleans as we speak. Tourism in full swing.
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788989 Oct 30, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Most definitely. And the more rules placed on how we 'give' the less likely we will continue.
it's a matter of philosophy....some people find private charity insulting or demeaning....believe that there is instead a "right" that should be funded by taxation....so they make charity impossible.....

if moved to give by visions of hungry children, most folks want to make sure that the children actually receive the food....

was amazed to learn the the chief executive of our local United Way organization received a salary well into six figures, disturbing in a relatively small community....
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788990 Oct 30, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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Success for who ? The 1%'ers and the Chinese, with a resume like that Romney is just great for America, im sure. Just don't count the 47%'rs in that lot
success and jobs for the companies that were rescued when they would otherwise have folded.....
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#788991 Oct 30, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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Success for who ? The 1%'ers and the Chinese, with a resume like that Romney is just great for America, im sure. Just don't count the 47%'rs in that lot


Great question.

Since inception Bain Capital has invested in or acquired hundreds of companies including such notable companies as AMC Entertainment, Aspen Education Group, Brookstone, Burger King, Burlington Coat Factory, Clear Channel Communications, Domino's Pizza, DoubleClick, Dunkin' Donuts, D&M Holdings,Guitar Center, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Sealy, The Sports Authority, Staples, Toys "R" Us, Bright Horizons Day Care, Warner Music Group and The Weather Channel.

Since 2000 the following funds have entrusted some $1.56 billion to BAIN CAPITAL:

* Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund ($2.2 million)* Indiana Public Retirement System ($39.3 million)* Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System ($177.1 million)* The Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System ($19.5 million)* Maryland State Retirement and Pension System ($117.5 million)* Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada ($20.3 million)* State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio ($767.3 million)* Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System ($231.5 million)* Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island ($25 million)* San Diego County Employees Retirement Association ($23.5 million)* Teacher Retirement System of Texas ($122.5 million)* Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System ($15 million)

According to Infrastructure Investor, Bain Capital Ventures Fund I (launched in 2001) managed wealth for “endowments and foundations such as Columbia, Princeton and Yale universities.”

According to BuyOuts magazine and S&P Capital IQ, Bain’s other college clients have included Cornell, Emory, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Notre Dame and the University of Pittsburgh.

Preqin reports that the following schools have placed at least $424.6 million with Bain Capital between 1998 and 2008:

* Purdue University ($15.9 million)* University of California ($225.7 million)* University of Michigan ($130 million)* University of Virginia ($20 million)* University of Washington ($33 million)

Major center-left foundations and cultural establishments also have seen their prospects brighten, THANKS TO BAIN CAPITAL. According to the aforementioned sources, such Bain clients have included:
the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation,
the Doris Duke Foundation,
the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
the Ford Foundation,
the Heinz Endowments
and the Oprah Winfrey Foundation.

What a success story. In contrast you have Obamanation.
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788992 Oct 30, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Interesting proposal. I'm in New Orleans as we speak. Tourism in full swing.
like any engineering project, the levees are designed to withstand a given design basis storm.....sooner or later, a larger storm will hit, the levees will be inadequate, and politicians will start pointing fingers...

so enjoy the tourism, but understand that history will someday repeat itself.....

like superstorm Sandy.....
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#788993 Oct 30, 2012
downhill246 wrote:
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Obama is a four year failure and he wants you to vote for him so he can carry on his policy of trickle down poverty.Do Democrats get a discount for lobotomies under Obamacare?
My post was about Romney’s unethical behavior and poor character, not Obama (who has been successful recovering the economy despite the Teanderthals’ obstructionism). Perhaps you could respond to my post about Romney by trying to defend Romney against his behavior.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#788994 Oct 30, 2012
bigbamboom wrote:
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What is your position in the Circle Jerking Clown Posse?
Congratulations. Your name has earned dishonorable mention on my “do not reply” list of people who prefer, or have only the capacity, to post personal insults in lieu of engaging in reasonable discussion. You may continue to respond to me, but I’ll not respond to you, no matter how strongly you may appeal for me to do so. You may find it easier and just as rewarding just to rate all my posts negatively, as is the custom among the disenfranchised.
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#788995 Oct 30, 2012
kuda wrote:
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My post was about Romney’s unethical behavior and poor character, not Obama (who has been successful recovering the economy despite the Teanderthals’ obstructionism). Perhaps you could respond to my post about Romney by trying to defend Romney against his behavior.
only a scumbag like you would call flood relief efforts unethical....

and only a scumbag like you would find a man who watched Americans die without lifting a finger to be of good character....

but it doesn't matter, because Obama will soon be history....
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#788996 Oct 30, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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Success for who ? The 1%'ers and the Chinese, with a resume like that Romney is just great for America, im sure. Just don't count the 47%'rs in that lot
Been watching Super storm Sandy on the Weather Channel?

Another Bain Capital investment.

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