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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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#806420 Nov 16, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
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The sexual revolution may have led plenty of teens to have sex, in schools right now it is more like sex trafficking, we won't get out of the sex revolution until we got out of this sex trafficking stage by opting out of abortion, that is the only way to do it.
Put down the bong lady, the math isn't on your side__not even close. And, you're not expressing yourself in real world terms.

You're on the wrong thread!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#806421 Nov 16, 2012
One for all all for one wrote:
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Oops, I was referring to the bakery company, not USPS.
You had it right the first time.....the USPS product stinks. More accurately, the product is obsolete.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#806422 Nov 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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How do you deal with political policy that conflicts with your religious morals?
By being true to my morals on a personal level. I don't feel the need to foist my morals on others, in order to render them 'more' meaningful, or important.

That being said, I'll be purchasing pizza from Papa MURPHY'S rather than Papa Johns from now on - most of Schnatter's former employees will be working there, as well.

:)

Since: Sep 10

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#806423 Nov 16, 2012
moshx wrote:
<quoted text> with every post you write you show even more ignorance. The only thing obamas win proves is that there were more simple minded folk like you who are easy to lead and decive that voted .you willingly voted for a man that gives aid to terrorist,a man who has lied to you over and over and a man who will be the downfall of America. The realy sad part of it is that you have no clue and only do as you are lead to do. Its actualy very sad that you've come to point where you can't even discuss an issue without showing your extreme hatered for anyone that disagrees with what you have been told to believe,exibiting your hate as far as makeing jokes about someones dead daughter.only a sick mind could do that.
Sure. The majority of voters were wrong. Whatever you say, Moshie.

There is nothing to discuss. The issues were all on the table before the election.

Your stupidity and Rmoney were solidly rejected.

The Electoral Vote was 332-206.

Your views were completely rejected, yet you call the majority wrong.

The majority of Americans rejected Rmoney for his lies, deception, hidden tax shelters, and hatred for poor Americans.

BTW, Cuban Americans are no longer a Republiclown voting block.

Obama got half of their votes!!

Your side is left with thought challenged folks like you, who can't even spell or construct a sentence.

That's why you will continue to lose elections.

You called the secession traitors a 'patriot army'.

That proves you to be an unAmerican bootlicker.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#806424 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Name one nuclear disaster other than Fukushima (which was caused by failure of backup power and not by the nuclear power cycle itself).
The thousands of people running home generators in NY and NJ are, in some cases, damaging their own health far more than coal-fired power plants.
As for wood-burning fireplaces, the effects are even worse.
Chernobyl, Three Mile Island??

Burning firewood does not release sulfur or mercury.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#806425 Nov 16, 2012
Realtime wrote:
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Hostess Brands is history because it's been a very poorly managed company for a good number of years. Some one will will pick up the valuable pieces and trademarks and move forward. Case closed!

America is not going to starve!
That's what I said to begin with.

But nobody will pick up the entire company or many of the current employees.

The older employees in particular have little future and probably would have been better off to swallow a pay cut until retirement.

Since: Sep 10

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#806426 Nov 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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At least the Chinese are building newer, advanced cleaner coal plants.
China has vast regions with no electric service as do many under developed countries.
The planet has had eruptions for eons. Our climate & Atmosphere are based on it.
That doesn't mean we should add poisons & pollutants & greenhouse gases over & beyond it. When you do, you change both.
Using logic with these idiots is hopeless.

Best to just insult them. At least they understand insults. They've gotten them all their stupid lives!!

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#806428 Nov 16, 2012
krissy wrote:
lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =mwO8vCLcTE4XX&feature=rel ated
Health Care Reform Protesters - The Dumb, the Bad and the Ugly
Classic 2009
Well, THAT was awesome...I think a couple of those folks live up the street from me.

Never did like them....
:)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#806429 Nov 16, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The USPS was on track to make a small profit in 2006 which turns out to have been a banner year for most industries__but sht happens eh? Snail mail displaced by e-mail and more importantly junque mail going online too__Chico's catalogs for instance and many others which were huge USPS customers and just disappeared after learning that print was no longer the best way to reach select customers.
Was the USPS supposed to show profits or satisfy stockholders?
It surely contributed to the US leading the world in matters of trust and commerce__didn't it???
Times change Virtually all utility bills and credit card bills are paperless and paid on-line. These were once the bulk of first-class mail.

Time to stick a fork in the USPS, an expensive anachronism. Can't think of a single thing that comes by mail that is not available electronically or by private delivery services.

Since: Sep 10

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#806430 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The end of the Bush Administration saw a normal cyclical recession compounded by the housing bubble, hardly a "ruining" of the economy.
What is your excuse when you beat your wife?
You seem to have forgotten Bush's speech;

""The Hanke-Panke Bailout fight has descended into partisan chaos. President George W. Bush, moreover, is now officially wigged out. The NYT:

“If money isn’t loosened up, this sucker could go down,” President Bush declared Thursday as he watched the $700 billion bailout package fall apart before his eyes, according to one person in the room.

This next detail is so shocking we had to read it twice:

[The bailout discussions] dissolved into a verbal brawl in the Cabinet Room of the White House, urgent warnings from the president and pleas from a Treasury secretary who knelt before the House speaker and appealed for her support...

In the Roosevelt Room after the session, the Treasury secretary, Henry M. Paulson Jr., literally bent down on one knee as he pleaded with Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, not to “blow it up” by withdrawing her party’s support for the package over what Ms. Pelosi derided as a Republican betrayal.

“I didn’t know you were Catholic,” Ms. Pelosi said, a wry reference to Mr. Paulson’s kneeling, according to someone who observed the exchange. She went on:“It’s not me blowing this up, it’s the Republicans.”

Mr. Paulson sighed.“I know. I know.”

We gather that Paulson performed this gesture lightheartedly, which is a relief. But still...it shows how strongly he feels about it.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/2008/9/bush-on...

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Earth to Nobraina;

Lehman Bros. failed. They'd been in business since 1950.

Merrill Lynch failed.

AIG, B of A, Citigroup, Bear Sterns, only survived due to massive Government aid.

And Nobraina comes here spinning his lies.

The evidence and history of 2008 tells us another story.

Your story tells us you're full of shit!!

Nothing new there.

Since: Sep 10

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#806431 Nov 16, 2012
Lehman was in business since 1850.

Merrill Lynch since 1915.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#806432 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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That's what I said to begin with.
But nobody will pick up the entire company or many of the current employees.
The older employees in particular have little future and probably would have been better off to swallow a pay cut until retirement.
It wouldn't have mattered, the company was in the shtter either way, the failure had zero to do with the union workers or the others__the ownership failed. Have a twinkie and get over it.

Since: Dec 10

Shirley, NY

#806433 Nov 16, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
nacy pelosi brought a biill to the floor to end tax breaks for companies that outsourced jobs and the republicans voted it down
face it f*cktards...you and your team are traitors to the united states. you don't have to like it...but you cannot deny it...g'head...try
Hey dick you don’t have to buy from those companies that outsource.

OH WAIT A MINUTE THAT MEANS YOU CAN’T BUY A CAR FROM THE BIG THREE!

HEY WAIT A MINUTE DIDN’T WE LEND THEM MONEY?

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#806434 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Your statement about Chinese coal-fired plants is laughably incorrect.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/world/asia/...

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#806435 Nov 16, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
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The only way to preserve our natural resources is not to steal peoples money, and great enough resources and a good economy in the first place, not to great this nonsense saying, "stop eating too much salmon".
Unless you want to consider your bowel movements as a 'resource', humans don't create natural resources. We just consume them, at a higher rate than any other creature on the planet.

Try again?
OBAMA the GENIUS

Lillington, NC

#806436 Nov 16, 2012
Waxman wrote:
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No, it's not safe. I'm a Libertarian. Thanks for confirming you were confused. I thought you were a Democrat based on that. Your inability to stay focused was a dead giveaway.
Of course, you have a right to your opinion. Did I say you didn't?
Hey creep!

I read your garbage on here.

Go here: republicansslurpmyazzzzzz.kkk

And for all you angry red faced old white Republicans:
Happy Friday! F U OK?

Since: Sep 10

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#806437 Nov 16, 2012
Waxman wrote:
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In the case of the USPS, the company is government postal workers.
What are you trying to say? You're not making any sense, so is it safe to say you are a Democrat?
The USPS is something authorized by the US Constitution!!

You're not making any sense, is it safe to call you a Moonbat??

A lying weasel of a Moonbat!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#806438 Nov 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Chernobyl, Three Mile Island??
Burning firewood does not release sulfur or mercury.
Chernobyl was a disaster because the Soviets did not provide containment structures for their reactors, something never even considered in the US.

Three Mile Island was contained completely and was not a disaster....except financially.

Burning firewood emits particulates and volatile organics.

Since: Sep 10

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#806439 Nov 16, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
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In the African American community, 72 percent of Black children are raised in a single parent household.
Here are some stats on the city to city breakdown of single parent families in the Black community from 2009.
Ireland was second (24.3 percent), followed by New Zealand (23.7 percent). Greece, Spain, Italy and Luxemborg had among the lowest percentages of children in single-parent homes.
Experts point to a variety of factors to explain the high U.S. figure, including a cultural shift toward greater acceptance of single-parent child rearing. The U.S. also lacks policies to help support families, including childcare at work and national paid maternity leave, which are commonplace in other countries.
“When our parents married, there was a sense that you were marrying for life,” said Edward Zigler, founder and director of Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy.“That sense is not as prevalent.”
Single parents in the U.S. were more likely to be employed — 35.8 percent compared to a 21.3 percent average — but they also had higher rates of poverty, the report found.
“The in-work poverty is higher in the U.S. than other OECD countries, because at the bottom end of the labor market, earnings are very low,” said Willem Adema, a senior economist in the group’s social policy division.“For parents, the risk is higher because they have to make expenditures on childcare costs.”
Tell us about Romania, comrade!!

BTW, the election is over. Your side lost.

Now you've got ODD!!
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#806440 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Times change Virtually all utility bills and credit card bills are paperless and paid on-line. These were once the bulk of first-class mail.
Time to stick a fork in the USPS, an expensive anachronism. Can't think of a single thing that comes by mail that is not available electronically or by private delivery services.
USPS just fills up my mailbox with nothing but junk.

Keeping them alive just keeps the government sucking sound going.

They make peanuts though so I'm not sure why it's so expensive to run that agency. I know an older fellow who was a carrier that just retired after working since 1969 and he was only making 56K.

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