Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1458899 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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THE DEBIL

Ukraine

#801304 Nov 10, 2012
In a tearing hurry,

Yours ever, Laurie.

Here's richness! cried Jo, flying in to tell the news to Meg.

Of course we can go, Mother? It will be such a help to Laurie, for I can row, and Meg see to the lunch, and the children be useful in some way.

I hope the Vaughns are not fine grown-up people. Do you know anything about them, Jo? asked Meg.

Only that there are four of them. Kate is older than you, Fred and Frank (twins) about my age, and a little girl (Grace), who is nine or ten. Laurie knew them abroad, and liked the boys. I fancied, from the way he primmed up his mouth in speaking of her, that he didn't admire Kate much.

I'm so glad my French print is clean, it's just the thing and so becoming! observed Meg complacently. Have you anything decent, Jo?

Scarlet and gray boating suit, good enough for me. I shall row and tramp about, so I don't want any starch to think of. You'll come, Betty?

If you won't let any boys talk to me.

Not a boy!

I like to please Laurie, and I'm not afraid of Mr. Brooke, he is so kind. But I don't want to play, or sing, or say anything. I'll work hard and not trouble anyone, and you'll take care of me, Jo, so I'll go.

That's my good girl. You do try to fight off your shyness, and I love you for it. Fighting faults isn't easy, as I know, and a cheery word kind of gives a lift. Thank you, Mother, And Jo gave the thin cheek a grateful kiss, more precious to Mrs. March than if it had given back the rosy roundness of her youth.

I had a box of chocolate drops, and the picture I wanted to copy, said Amy, showing her mail.

And I got a note from Mr. Laurence, asking me to come over and play to him tonight, before the lamps are lighted, and I shall go, added Beth, whose friendship with the old gentleman prospered finely.

Now let's fly round, and do double duty today, so that we can play tomorrow with free minds, said Jo, preparing to replace her pen with a broom.

When the sun peeped into the girls' room early next morning to promise them a fine day, he saw a comical sight. Each had made such preparation for the fete as seemed necessary and proper. Meg had an extra row of little curlpapers across her forehead, Jo had copiously anointed her afflicted face with cold cream, Beth had taken Joanna to bed with her to atone for the approaching separation, and Amy had capped the climax by putting a clothespin on her nose to uplift the offending feature. It was one of the kind artists use to hold the paper on their drawing boards, therefore quite appropriate and effective for the purpose it was now being put. This funny spectacle appeared to amuse the sun, for he burst out with such radiance that Jo woke up and roused her sisters by a hearty laugh at Amy's ornament.
THE DEBIL

Ukraine

#801305 Nov 10, 2012
Sunshine and laughter were good omens for a pleasure party, and soon a lively bustle began in both houses. Beth, who was ready first, kept reporting what went on next door, and enlivened her sisters' toilets by frequent telegrams from the window.

There goes the man with the tent! I see Mrs. Barker doing up the lunch in a hamper and a great basket. Now Mr. Laurence is looking up at the sky and the weathercock. I wish he would go too. There's Laurie, looking like a sailor, nice boy! Oh, mercy me! Here's a carriage full of people, a tall lady, a little girl, and two dreadful boys. One is lame, poor thing, he's got a crutch. Laurie didn't tell us that. Be quick, girls! It's getting late. Why, there is Ned Moffat, I do declare. Meg, isn't that the man who bowed to you one day when we were shopping?

So it is. How queer that he should come. I thought he was at the mountains. There is Sallie. I'm glad she got back in time. Am I all right, Jo? cried Meg in a flutter.

A regular daisy. Hold up your dress and put your hat on straight, it looks sentimental tipped that way and will fly off at the first puff. Now then, come on!

Oh, Jo, you are not going to wear that awful hat? It's too absurd! You shall not make a guy of yourself, remonstrated Meg, as Jo tied down with a red ribbon the broad-brimmed, old-fashioned leghorn Laurie had sent for a joke.

I just will, though, for it's capital, so shady, light, and big. It will make fun, and I don't mind being a guy if I'm comfortable. With that Jo marched straight away and the rest followed, a bright little band of sisters, all looking their best in summer suits, with happy faces under the jaunty hat brims.
THE DEBIL

Ukraine

#801306 Nov 10, 2012
Laurie ran to meet and present them to his friends in the most cordial manner. The lawn was the reception room, and for several minutes a lively scene was enacted there. Meg was grateful to see that Miss Kate, though twenty, was dressed with a simplicity which American girls would do well to imitate, and who was much flattered by Mr. Ned's assurances that he came especially to see her. Jo understood why Laurie `primmed up his mouth' when speaking of Kate, for that young lady had a stand-off-don't-touch-me air, which contrasted strongly with the free and easy demeanor of the other girls. Beth took an observation of the new boys and decided that the lame one was not `dreadful', but gentle and feeble, and she would be kind to him on that account. Amy found Grace a well-mannered, merry, little person, and after staring dumbly at one another for a few minutes, they suddenly became very good friends.

Tents, lunch, and croquet utensils having been sent on beforehand, the party was soon embarked, and the two boats pushed off together, leaving Mr. Laurence waving his hat on the shore. Laurie and Jo rowed one boat, Mr. Brooke and Ned the other, while Fred Vaughn, the riotous twin, did his best to upset both by paddling about in a wherry like a disturbed water bug. Jo's funny hat deserved a vote of thanks, for it was of general utility. It broke the ice in the beginning by producing a laugh, it created quite a refreshing breeze, flapping to and fro as she rowed, and would make an excellent umbrella for the whole party, if a shower came up, she said. Miss Kate decided that she was `odd', but rather clever, and smiled upon her from afar.

Meg, in the other boat, was delightfully situated, face to face with the rowers, who both admired the prospect and feathered their oars with uncommon `skill and dexterity'. Mr. Brooke was a grave, silent young man, with handsome brown eyes and a pleasant voice. Meg liked his quiet manners and considered him a walking encyclopedia of useful knowledge. He never talked to her much, but he looked at her a good deal, and she felt sure that he did not regard her with aversion. Ned, being in college, of course put on all the airs which freshmen think it their bounded duty to assume. He was not very wise, but very good-natured, and altogether an excellent person to carry on a picnic. Sallie Gardiner was absorbed in keeping her white pique dress clean and chattering with the ubiquitous Fred, who kept Beth in constant terror by his pranks.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#801307 Nov 10, 2012
Now we can see where all you sickening racist repubicans get your material:

Detroit rocker and right-winger Ted Nugent was not too happy when President Barack Obama was reelected, so he took to Twitter to denounce the "pimps," "whores" and "welfare brats" who voted for America's "economic [and] spiritual suicide."

Nugent tweeted some choice words on Wednesday after Obama earned four more years in the White House in a landslide victory over GOP candidate Mitt Romney. He bid America "Goodluk" [sic] and good riddance.

Does this mean he's going to kill himself? Good riddance indeed.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/ted-...
No Opinion Whatsoever

Virginia Beach, VA

#801308 Nov 10, 2012
thE DeBIL wrote:
<quoted text>
IT's nOT neARlY As hARd tO rEAd aS whAt yOU wRItE.
Mos tpeo plethi nk myco mmen tsa reea syt ore ad.
THE DEBIL

Ukraine

#801309 Nov 10, 2012
NOW THIS IS AN IMPORTANT SECTION AND YOU SHOULD READ IT CAREFULLY FOR NOTHING HAS CHANGED...

It was not far to Longmeadow, but the tent was pitched and the wickets down by the time they arrived. A pleasant green field, with three wide-spreading oaks in the middle and a smooth strip of turf for croquet.

Welcome to Camp Laurence! said the young host, as they landed with exclamations of delight.

Brooke is commander in chief, I am commissary general, the other fellows are staff officers, and you, ladies, are company. The tent is for your especial benefit and that oak is your drawing room, this is the mess room and the third is the camp kitchen. Now, let's have a game before it gets hot, and then we'll see about dinner.

Frank, Beth, Amy, and Grace sat down to watch the game played by the other eight. Mr. Brooke chose Meg, Kate, and Fred. Laurie took Sallie, Jo, and Ned. The English played well, but the Americans played better, and contested every inch of the ground as strongly as if the spirit of `76 inspired them. Jo and Fred had several skirmishes and once narrowly escaped high words. Jo was through the last wicket and had missed the stroke, which failure ruffled her a good deal. Fred was close behind her and his turn came before hers. He gave a stroke, his ball hit the wicket, and stopped an inch on the wrong side. No one was very near, and running up to examine, he gave it a sly nudge with his toe, which put it just an inch on the right side.

I'm through! Now, Miss Jo, I'll settle you, and get in first, cried the young gentleman, swinging his mallet for another blow.

You pushed it. I saw you. It's my turn now, said Jo sharply.

Upon my word, I didn't move it. It rolled a bit, perhaps, but that is allowed. So, stand off please, and let me have a go at the stake.

We don't cheat in America, but you can, if you choose, said Jo angrily.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#801310 Nov 10, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting that you don't mention the obscene salaries of non-union overpaid CEOs in your rant.
From your posts here its pretty obvious that you are a loser looking for something to blame your failed life on.
That good has been posting non stop 24/7 since Romney lost. Maybe he thinks if he keeps posting that Romney will be declared the winner!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#801311 Nov 10, 2012
goon
THE DEBIL

Ukraine

#801312 Nov 10, 2012
Yankees are a deal the most tricky, everybody knows. There you go! returned Fred, croqueting her ball far away.

Jo opened her lips to say something rude, but checked herself in time, colored up to her forehead and stood a minute, hammering down a wicket with all her might, while Fred hit the stake and declared himself out with much exultation. She went off to get her ball, and was a long time finding it among the bushes, but she came back, looking cool and quiet, and waited her turn patiently. It took several strokes to regain the place she had lost, and when she got there, the other side had nearly won, for Kate's ball was the last but one and lay near the stake.

By George, it's all up with us! Goodbye, Kate. Miss Jo owes me one, so you are finished, cried Fred excitedly, as they all drew near to see the finish.

Yankees have a trick of being generous to their enemies, said Jo, with a look that made the lad redden, especially when they beat them, she added, as, leaving Kate's ball untouched, she won the game by a clever stroke.

Laurie threw up his hat, then remembered that it wouldn't do to exult over the defeat of his guests, and stopped in the middle of the cheer to whisper to his friend, Good for you, Jo! He did cheat, I saw him. We can't tell him so, but he won't do it again, take my word for it.

Meg drew her aside, under pretense of pinning up a loose braid, and said approvingly, It was dreadfully provoking, but you kept your temper, and I'm so glad, Jo.

Don't praise me, Meg, for I could box his ears this minute. I should certainly have boiled over if I hadn't stayed among the nettles till I got my rage under control enough to hold my tongue.. It's simmering now, so I hope he'll keep out of my way, returned Jo, biting her lips as she glowered at Fred from under her big hat.
RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#801313 Nov 10, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
News keeps getting worse for Denise Helms, the 22-year-old California woman whose racist, threatening Facebook status about President Barack Obama went viral this week. Helms has since been fired from her job at a Turlock, Calif., Cold Stone Creamery, and the Secret Service is now looking into her comments.
“Another 4 years of this (N-word),” Helms wrote on her Facebook Tuesday night.“Maybe he will get assassinated this term.”
"We found her comments to be very disgusting," Kegle said. "We made the decision [to fire her] because of her comments, but also the community feedback. We are very into working with the community and doing community service. So when your community does not like you because of an employee, that's bad. We have a business to run."
The Washington, D.C., bureau of the Secret Service told Fox 40 that all threats, or perceived threats, are taken seriously and investigated. If the Secret Service were to decide her threat was legitimate, Helms could face a felony under U.S. Code Section 871, which states prohibits willfully and knowingly threatening "to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm " on the president, vice president or other office next in succession to the presidency.
In September, a North Carolina man was arrested for threatening to kill President Barack Obama in a series of Twitter messages, according to The Smoking Gun. Donte Jamar Sims, 21, was charged in a felony criminal complaint in U.S. District Court.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/deni...
OR MAYBE THAT FAT ASSED MOOCHELE WILL ROLL OVER ON HIM IN HIS SLEEP , AND NO HUMAN COULD SURVIVE THAT .
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#801314 Nov 10, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting that you don't mention the obscene salaries of non-union overpaid CEOs in your rant.
From your posts here its pretty obvious that you are a loser looking for something to blame your failed life on.
I have a job. I own and manage a housing complex with over 50 units. I don't allow welfare mammies or ghetto-rats, though for some reason none have ever applied here anyway.
THE DEBIL

Ukraine

#801315 Nov 10, 2012
No Opinion Whatsoever wrote:
<quoted text>
Mos tpeo plethi nk myco mmen tsa reea syt ore ad.
MOsT pEOpLe tHINk tHAt kENtUcKy iS In uTAH tOO.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#801316 Nov 10, 2012
Another goon from Texas:

Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government?" he wrote. "Let each go her own way."

Morrison went on to express anger at the "maggots" who backed Obama, specifically calling out non-white voters, whom he accused of voting for the president on an "ethnic basis."

Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram has more details.

Republican officials in Texas have been glum about the concept of a second Obama term in the past. A judge from Lubbock predicted over the summer that the president's reelection could even lead to a civil war.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#801317 Nov 10, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>Oh,,, If we could just have elected this great American as our leader. Look what he could have done for all businesses.
What a businessman Mitt is.
.
WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, officials from Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies threatened to shut down its north-central Illinois plant "immediately and indefinitely" if those protesting the offshoring of the facility's jobs entered the plant in an act of civil disobedience again, according to local city officials.
The plant in Freeport, Ill., which is already scheduled to close at the end of the year, has become an embarrassing campaign issue for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney who still owns 51% of the Bain Capital stock. The factory's 170 jobs are being relocated to China. Activists and workers have called on Romney to use his influence with Bain to halt the offshoring.
In New York there is a $400 million renovation project on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge.

In California, there is a $7.2 billion project to rebuild the Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland.

In Alaska, there is a proposal for a $190 million bridge project.

These projects sound like steps in the right direction, but much of the work is going to Chinese government-owned firms.

The state of California rejected federal funding for a major portion of the Bay Bridge in order to go with a Chinese company that offered the lowest bid. The move cost Americans almost 3,000 jobs -- jobs that cost the struggling California economy millions of dollars in wages, taxes and potential consumer spending.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/bringing_america_bac...
GOPidiotsx

United States

#801318 Nov 10, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
Hardly, but dumbasses like you gushed over scumbag Obama merely showing up and getting his picture took and accomplishing zero.
"getting his picture took"
PRICELESS!
RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#801319 Nov 10, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Now we can see where all you sickening racist repubicans get your material:
Detroit rocker and right-winger Ted Nugent was not too happy when President Barack Obama was reelected, so he took to Twitter to denounce the "pimps," "whores" and "welfare brats" who voted for America's "economic [and] spiritual suicide."
Nugent tweeted some choice words on Wednesday after Obama earned four more years in the White House in a landslide victory over GOP candidate Mitt Romney. He bid America "Goodluk" [sic] and good riddance.
Does this mean he's going to kill himself? Good riddance indeed.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/ted-...
A land slide you say , nearly dead even you dunb ass , why do you think this country is so divided like never before since the civil war .
GOPidiotsx

United States

#801320 Nov 10, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>He will be impeached for "high crimes and misdemeanors" regarding the Benghazi fiasco.
That's only a fiasco over at FOX. Even Condoleeza Rice defended the administration. If GOP Congress persues that now, say buh bye to 2014 midterms.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#801321 Nov 10, 2012
How the GOP Helped Obama Win

Fibbing Fails. In his first ad, Mitt Romney quoted Barack Obama saying,“If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” But that was Obama quoting a GOP aide four years ago. The full quote is:“Senator McCain’s campaign actually said, and I quote,‘If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.’” From that deceitful ad to his last, disgraceful falsehood that Jeep was transferring production to ­China, Romney ran a stunningly dishonest campaign. But the leader of the Party of Lincoln should have known you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. Romney’s Jeep ad backfired, and Obama’s support among union members in Ohio—the kind of folks who build those Jeeps in Toledo—far surpassed his 2008 support. Romney may as well have run ads that said,“I think you’re stupid,” because that’s the message voters got.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/11...
GOPidiotsx

United States

#801322 Nov 10, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>A land slide you say , nearly dead even you dunb ass , why do you think this country is so divided like never before since the civil war .
The civil war is an apt analogy, considering the election results. Mittens won the Confederate states, where Obama won only 10~15 % of the White vote. Looks like the GOP wants to return US to an earlier time, say 1850.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#801323 Nov 10, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>A land slide you say , nearly dead even you dunb ass , why do you think this country is so divided like never before since the civil war .
This country is not divided at all; the majority of the American people voted for President Obama, and, against the Tea Party misogynists and racists.
We know you civil war nuts are itching for a fight, perhaps y'all oughtta take yer muskets out in the fields and kill each other because America is moving on! Shaking off the sicko haters who pine for the days of their dominion over women and minorities and gays. It's over goober. Get with the program or kill yourself. That's your choice.
All you stupid ignorant rants are all for nothing, you're a backwards uneducated hillbilly who is scared to live in a world where there people different from you. Well, most people are different from you. They are black, and brown, and mixed and female and gay and they are educated, and have teeth. Not too many look like you anymore, you're a dying breed, Thank God

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