Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1479663 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809532 Nov 21, 2012
A top adviser to Mitt Romney’s failed presidential campaign on Wednesday slammed Republican officials for turning on their standard-bearer after angling for Cabinet posts only a few days earlier.

“It is stunning,” former Romney campaign official Dan Senor said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“The Friday night before the election, we were in Cincinnati for this huge rally … Tens of thousands of people, you could feel the energy, a hundred top-tier Romney surrogates were at the event. I’m backstage with some of them, I won’t mention their names, but they’re talking about Romney like he’s Reagan.‘His debate performances were the best performances of any Republican nominee in presidential history. He’s iconic.’ They were talking about him because they believed he was going to win in four or five days. And in fact, some of them were already talking to our transition to position themselves for a Romney cabinet.”

“I won’t say who they are,” Senor said.“They know who they are. They were on television, it was unbelievable, it was five, six days later, absolutely eviscerating him.”

There has been no shortage of GOP criticism of Romney since Election Day, some of which Senor allowed Romney brought on himself with his claim that “gifts” to minorities and young voters won the election. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez have been particularly vocal with their criticism.

“Many of these officials, I might add, chose to stay out of it, they chose not to run,” Senor said.“And they chose to stay out of it because they believed this race was unwinnable.”

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809533 Nov 21, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
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Thank you,I try and sometimes its hard,I translate
every thing before I write it.Whewwwww..Happy
Holiday to you and yours..RE..
same for you and yours.

when i google something like that and find that it was actually written by the person who posted it i am always pleasantly surprised.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809534 Nov 21, 2012
EGYPTIAN OFFICIAL CONFIRMS TO REUTERS CEASEFIRE AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN PALESTINIANS, ISRAEL

https://twitter.com/Reuters/statuses/27129720...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809535 Nov 21, 2012
Speaking at a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Cairo on Wednesday, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced that a ceasefire deal has been struck between Israeli forces and Hamas militants. It will go into effect at 2 p.m. ET.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/m...
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#809537 Nov 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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wow. same for the flawed party?
"PARTY"???

There is only ONE "party" and it's the one the dwinks in washington are having on OUR dime!!!

Red/blue, dem/rep makes NO dif anymore!

Have a smoke while you watch the mirror, that,s all we can do!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#809538 Nov 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
EGYPTIAN OFFICIAL CONFIRMS TO REUTERS CEASEFIRE AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN PALESTINIANS, ISRAEL
https://twitter.com/Reuters/statuses/27129720...
Any bets on how long it will hold?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809539 Nov 21, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Any bets on how long it will hold?
no.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#809540 Nov 21, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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No, that was for a kit you build yourself.
Great Googly-moogly!! If he spent that much, it's no wonder he's kept me clueless of the 'infernal affairs' concerning my pizza oven. He knows I would go off the deep end.

:)

If I were you, I'd do some research locally, at restaurant supply places maybe? and see if you can find a less-expensive option. Check brick manufacturers in your area for plans and designs, or visit your local home improvement store for ideas. There's GOT to be a less expensive version available for a kit you build on your own.

Good luck.

I'll ask him when he gets home from work - he may not want to answer me.

:)
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#809541 Nov 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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same for you and yours.
when i google something like that and find that it was actually written by the person who posted it i am always pleasantly surprised.
GETTING EASIER TO FIND DIAMONDS NOW ON TOPIX LOL..

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#809542 Nov 21, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Obama's plan included spending cuts.
Pull your head out of Glenn Beck's ass once in a while.
"Really Dave" that's the best you can muster? Where are the tax cuts?
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#809543 Nov 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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no.
I would like to think we could all agree on a cease fire that can last being a GOOD thing!
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#809544 Nov 21, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>"Really Dave" that's the best you can muster? Where are the tax cuts?
Oopsie!

...I think they forgot that part.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809545 Nov 21, 2012
Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>I would like to think we could all agree on a cease fire that can last being a GOOD thing!
just reading this....

.... The Israeli far-right could be correct about the “eternal” nature of hostility to Israel. If they are, though, then Israel is doomed. Even the most heavily-armed Jewish state won’t be able to hold out against the determined opposition of the entire Arab and Muslim world. Israel’s survival is premised on the notion that under some set of circumstances, the Muslim world will accommodate itself to the existence of the Jewish state. That is, it is premised, ultimately, on the notion that everybody can be motivated by self-interest.

If that is the case, the only question is when it will become clear to both sides that self-interest dictates a mutually-agreeable solution. Unfortunately, the history of the conflict to date suggests that this will only happen when the Palestinians have enough to lose from initiating conflict that peace is preferable to continuing to fight, and Israelis have retreated to the point where they truly have nothing else they can concede without losing their state – when all the bluffs and phony red lines are past.

It would be nice if we could get there without years of additional violence, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/millma...
Patriot

Broomfield, CO

#809548 Nov 21, 2012
More Americans Will Use Food Stamps For Thanksgiving This Year Than Ever Before

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-w...
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#809550 Nov 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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just reading this....
.... The Israeli far-right could be correct about the “eternal” nature of hostility to Israel. If they are, though, then Israel is doomed. Even the most heavily-armed Jewish state won’t be able to hold out against the determined opposition of the entire Arab and Muslim world. Israel’s survival is premised on the notion that under some set of circumstances, the Muslim world will accommodate itself to the existence of the Jewish state. That is, it is premised, ultimately, on the notion that everybody can be motivated by self-interest.
If that is the case, the only question is when it will become clear to both sides that self-interest dictates a mutually-agreeable solution. Unfortunately, the history of the conflict to date suggests that this will only happen when the Palestinians have enough to lose from initiating conflict that peace is preferable to continuing to fight, and Israelis have retreated to the point where they truly have nothing else they can concede without losing their state – when all the bluffs and phony red lines are past.
It would be nice if we could get there without years of additional violence, but I wouldn’t bet on it.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/millma...
It does not look like we have MONTHS let alone years, EVERYBODY seems to be squaring off for some major azzwhuppin, in one direction or another!

And as usual...ya boil "it" down,

("it" being the particular bone of contention.)

and "it" AIN'T WORTH getting all "killy" on each other over!

Spooky.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#809551 Nov 21, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>"Really Dave" that's the best you can muster? Where are the tax cuts?
We talking stimilus? 25 tax cuts in there -

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...

Grand total: 25.

In all, tax cuts amounted to about a third of the cost of the $862 billion stimulus over the next decade. The biggest ticket tax cut was the first one on the list, the Making Work Pay tax cut that is expected to cost the government about $116 billion over two years. Interestingly, the White House did not include the Alternative Minimum Tax patch, which has been extended annually for years. But that accounted for another $70 billion for one year. Together, those two items account for the lion's share of the tax cuts in the stimulus.

Which leads us to the question of whether all of these 25 qualify as tax cuts?

"In a way this reminds me of Clinton's 'It depends on what your meaning of is is' comments," said Rosanne Altshuler, director of the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. "It depends on what you mean by tax cuts."

"These are all provisions that cut your taxes," she said, "but most of them are temporary," designed to stimulate a floundering economy.

Each of the tax provisions in the stimulus could have been broken into separate bills, said Bob Williams, also of the Tax Policy Center, and on their own could have rightly been billed as separate tax cuts.

"They packed an awful lot into that bill," Williams said. "I think it's fair to say that various tax provisions in the stimulus could be considered tax cuts. I don't think that's being deceptive."

We agree.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#809553 Nov 21, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
Titus had not always been called Titus but at almost the same moment he’d had his big idea he realized he would need new language to describe what it meant. Prior to that time there had been no word in Ant for,“management, division of labor, hierarchy,” those sorts of concepts just sprang up from nothing in Titus’ mind. Simultaneously he realized that “ANT 165,898,331” was no suitable name for an ant “in charge of things” and he began to cast about for something more… magisterial. More… something. The concept of “More,” would, in time, prove his undoing but how was he to know this? Prior to this he’d known… nothing. Afterwards… he’d known… something.
For their part the other ants reacted to Titus’“rule” the way they reacted to everything: with quiet resignation, the ant equivalent of a shrug.“Shrug,” Titus thought.“Yes, that’s a good word for that sort of helpless, aimless movement an ant makes with it’s front legs when it doesn’t understand it’s about to get screwed.”
Homer can't follow this, it's not in ALL CAPS

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#809559 Nov 21, 2012
From the (totally not liberal) Investor’s Business Daily:

Believe it or not, the federal deficit has fallen faster over the past three years than it has in any such stretch since demobilization from World War II.

[...]

From fiscal 2009 to fiscal 2012, the deficit shrank 3.1 percentage points, from 10.1% to 7.0% of GDP.

That’s just a bit faster than the 3.0 percentage point deficit improvement from 1995 to ’98, but at that point, the economy had everything going for it.

Other occasions when the federal deficit contracted by much more than 1 percentage point a year have coincided with recession. Some examples include 1937, 1960 and 1969.

http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/...

Listen closely… that PBTPBTPBT! balloon-deflating sound you hear is another right-wing myth about the president dying at the hands of mathematical reality.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#809560 Nov 21, 2012
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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wow 8,600 rockets and only 28 deaths......
what's the death toll of Palestinians from Israeli attacks???
we kicked Saddam out of Kuwait for waging a war for territory, how come we haven't done anything about Israel seizing land in 1967???
Israel needs to get out of the West Bank and Gaza period
Israel was attacked by what 5 countries at the same time. They kicked all of their asses. To the victor goes the spoils. That land was won in the heat of battle.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#809563 Nov 21, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
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Debil is hung-over to a degree an' he tryin' to be very quiet.... you said you wanted to dial-back the rhetoric din't you?
Very good. Carry on.

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