Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1496555 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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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#802938 Nov 12, 2012
In the wake of last week's presidential election, thousands of Americans have signed petitions seeking permission for their states to peacefully secede from the United States. The petitions were filed on We the People, a government website.

States with citizens filing include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Oddly, folks from Georgia have filed twice. Even stranger, several of the petitions come from states that went for President Barack Obama.

The petitions are short and to the point. For example, a petition from the Volunteer State reads: "Peacefully grant the State of Tennessee to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." Of all the petitions, Texas has the most signatures so far, with more than 23,000.

Of course, this is mostly a symbolic gesture. The odds of the American government granting any state permission to go its own way are on par with winning the lottery while getting hit by a meteor while seeing Bigfoot while finding gluten-free pizza that tastes like the real thing.

An article from WKRC quotes a University of Louisville political science professor who explained that these petitions aren't uncommon. Similar petitions were filed following the 2004 and 2008 elections. Still, should the petitions garner 25,000 signatures in a month, they will require an official response from the Obama administration.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/secission...

They should track down every one of these traitors and deport them.
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#802939 Nov 12, 2012
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
Lord Fetch Wrong again but not Surprise!! We have 30 out of 50 Governorships, Republicans control 23 out of 50 governorship plus legislatures there’s that ugly head for the Liberals/Democrats…. Facts!!!
my mistake...i guess you didn't lose the last election...i stand corrected
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#802940 Nov 12, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
And here New Jersey and New York thought Obama was going to come to their rescue the whole time.
Fema doesn't restore power. That is the main issue. The power companies are even having problems restoring power because of the damage done to homes and to power station from the salt water. The federal response has been outstanding as well as the state and local. I have friends, family and co-workers living in all the effected areas so I know what the hell I am talking about unlike you. Bush sucked at handling an emergency whereas Obama has been outstanding, get over it.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#802941 Nov 12, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Striker, not sure of the spelling, whose CEO is a top Obama fundraiser announced they are closing plants and laying off 1,500 employees due to the 2.3% medical equipment tax imposed by Obamacare. Blows that out of the water.
It's Stryker and I wouldn't mind seeing the source for that report. The US Government, VA and the military is one of Stryers largest customers.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#802942 Nov 12, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, my focus hasn't been more clear.
But I already knew I had to forgive those who trespass against me and was reminded of that again last Sunday, so I forgive you and other liberals for what you're about to do to my country.
Still, you are wrong regardless.


Don't ever change, carol...

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#802943 Nov 12, 2012
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
Lord Fetch Wrong again but not Surprise!! We have 30 out of 50 Governorships, Republicans control 23 out of 50 governorship plus legislatures there’s that ugly head for the Liberals/Democrats…. Facts!!!
It's arithmetic, stupid. "Speaker John Boehner says he doesn’t.“Listen, our majority is going to get reelected,” he said the day before the election.“We’ll have as much of a mandate as he [President Obama] will … to not raise taxes.”

Boehner’s logic is, on its face, sound. House Republicans have been as clear in their opposition to new taxes on the rich as Obama has been in his support for them. And House Republicans were reelected. They have as much right to claim a popular mandate as the president does.

Or they would if they’d actually won more votes. But they didn’t. House Republicans did the equivalent of winning the electoral college while losing the popular vote.

It can be a bit difficult to tally up the popular vote in House elections because you have to go ballot by ballot, and many incumbents run unopposed. But The Washington Post’s Dan Keating did the work and found that Democrats got 54,301,095 votes while Republicans got 53,822,442. That’s a close election — 48.8%-48.5%–but it’s still a popular vote win for the Democrats. Those precise numbers might change a bit as the count finalizes, but the tally isn’t likely to flip."

You think Kasich, Walker, Scott, and the rest of the voter suppression/vaginal probe debacle can get re-elected? Perry can't even run again, can he...I'm mean even without the dementia diagnosis?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#802945 Nov 12, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>It's Stryker and I wouldn't mind seeing the source for that report. The US Government, VA and the military is one of Stryers largest customers.
Flackstredomus can't even remember the name, you think he's going to come up with an actual source?
carol

Oviedo, FL

#802946 Nov 12, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Fema doesn't restore power. That is the main issue. The power companies are even having problems restoring power because of the damage done to homes and to power station from the salt water. The federal response has been outstanding as well as the state and local. I have friends, family and co-workers living in all the effected areas so I know what the hell I am talking about unlike you. Bush sucked at handling an emergency whereas Obama has been outstanding, get over it.
FEMA is telling people to go online. People don't have power to go online.

Welcome to our health care system in 2015.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#802947 Nov 12, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Fema doesn't restore power. That is the main issue. The power companies are even having problems restoring power because of the damage done to homes and to power station from the salt water. The federal response has been outstanding as well as the state and local. I have friends, family and co-workers living in all the effected areas so I know what the hell I am talking about unlike you. Bush sucked at handling an emergency whereas Obama has been outstanding, get over it.
Just a minute ago on FOX National/Shep Smith I saw a field reporter interviewing a lady who was bitchin about power restoration while in the background two power company boom trucks were visible replacing the power lines.

Fifteen minutes of fame eh? The old crank should have been down there cheering on the power guys.

BTW__is anyone else watching Shep Smith today? Particularly the part where Petreaus's blojob girl is talking about the CIA housing Libyan prisoners at the Benghazi annex. WOW, I wonder where she got that bit of info? Probably not Topix eh?

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#802948 Nov 12, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Ux49UBie-w8XX
Don't ever change, carol...
There...that's better.

:)
carol

Oviedo, FL

#802949 Nov 12, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>David Siegel, the Florida billionaire who owns Westgate Resorts and more hasn't laid off any employees yet even after promising to do so if they "voted for the wrong candidate."
Right after the election results were announced, Seigel gave all his employees a 5% raise__figure that out.
Thank goodness for that.

Let's hope he also doesn't end up firing more than hiring after January 1.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#802950 Nov 12, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=Ux49UBie-w8XX
Don't ever change, carol...
Since I couldn't open your link, I won't.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#802951 Nov 12, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
FEMA is telling people to go online. People don't have power to go online.
Welcome to our health care system in 2015.
You never heard of a smart phone or other device? Ever hear of a generator?
TSM

United States

#802952 Nov 12, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>my mistake...i guess you didn't lose the last election...i stand corrected
No you’re correct we lost the election but we (Republicans) still control the Majority of Governorships/Legislatures that’s just the Reality or put it another way….The Facts!!
carol

Oviedo, FL

#802953 Nov 12, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=Ux49UBie-w8XX
Don't ever change, carol...
It worked when I clicked on your post to reply.

But, still, I won't. Thanks for posting the song again.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#802954 Nov 12, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>There...that's better.
:)
Thanks again. Don't you just love the Latin rhythm in that song?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#802955 Nov 12, 2012
Nobody is bitching about Fema, they are bitching about the power company's inability to restore power in a timely fashion.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#802956 Nov 12, 2012
So, Homer, what's going on with high-profile officials expected to leave Obama's Cabinet soon?

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
Eric Holder (maybe)
Director of the CIA, General Patraeus

What does all this mean, Homer?

Everyone's jumping ship after Obama won again.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#802959 Nov 12, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Striker, not sure of the spelling, whose CEO is a top Obama fundraiser announced they are closing plants and laying off 1,500 employees due to the 2.3% medical equipment tax imposed by Obamacare. Blows that out of the water.
Romneylike vampire capitalists, but never let a crisis (or a chance to bash Obama) go unused. " Don't buy the Corporate PR. It's just an excuse to continue business as usual, but at an accelerated rate. BSC and Stryker were off-shoring and out-sourcing long before the tax was passed and will continue to do so if it is repealed.
BSC-Miami, relocated to Costa Rica
BSC-Fremont MFG consolidated Cork, Ireland
Stryker-Gaymar Plant closure for restructuring, not taxes as now claimed ( http://www.buffalonews.com/business/article81... )
Medtronic - announced cuts in May as part of reorganization and market changes (not taxes)
Zimmer - said it was taking on a restructuring effort aimed at eventual yearly pretax savings of more than $100 million in January 2012.

Besides, the tax applies to all medical devices; domestic and imported."
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#802960 Nov 12, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank goodness for that.
Let's hope he also doesn't end up firing more than hiring after January 1.
Tourism is up Carol, particularly tourists from South America.

If Westgate goes belly up, another company will move right in__same with Papa Johns all locations of which would make dandy Chinese take-out joints.

Nothing says pizza like Schnattner eh? LMAO!

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