Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1265058 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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carol

Orlando, FL

#810993 Nov 25, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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Worrisome? What's worrisome is that people like you expect others to abuse crap that is going to make them sick just to prove a point. A childish attitude if there ever was one. Like cutting off your nose to spite your face? Proving what? Stupidity? Drink all the soda you like, smoke all the butts you need to but don't expect everyone else to go along with your ignorance and childish refusal to take responsibility for one's health. You're starting to sound like a blithering idiot.
Harmful Effects of Soft Drinks (Soda)
Weight Gain & Obesity: Drinking a single 330 ml can a day of sugary drinks translates to more than 1 pound (0.45 kg) of weight gain every month. The relationship between soft drink consumption and body weight is so strong that researchers calculate that for each additional sugar-sweetened soft drink consumed, the risk of obesity increases 1.6 times.
Sodas affect Kidneys: A three year study of over 1,000 men with a history of kidney stones showed that there was a clear-cut difference in the group's experiences, with much less renal colic in the men who had avoided soft drinks. Soft drinks acidified with phosphoric acid were the worst offenders.
Dental Decay: A large number of soft drinks are acidic and some may have a pH of 3 or even lower. The acidity can dissolve the mineral content of the enamel, making the teeth weaker, more sensitive, and more susceptible to decay.
Sodas affect Liver: According to a new Israeli medical study, drinking soft drinks can cause damage to your liver. Scientists from Israel found that people who drank a litre of fizzy drinks were five times more likely to develop fatty liver disease. Even drinking a couple of cans of fizzy drinks a day raised the risk of liver damage in addition to causing diabetes and heart damage.
Can lead to Alzheimer: Soft drinks are extremely acidic, so much so that they can eat through the liner of an aluminum can and leach aluminum from the can if it sits on the shelf too long.
Cause Sugar Crash: The high amounts of sugar in soft drinks cause your pancreas to produce an abundance of insulin, which leads to a "sugar crash". The "sugar crash" is evidenced by lethargy, loss of interest in work tasks and even sleepiness. Chronic elevation and depletion of sugar and insulin can lead to diabetes and other imbalance related diseases. This is particularly disruptive to growing children which can lead to life-long health problems.
Drops Potassium level in blood: It was found that people who drank 2 to 9 liters of cola a day experienced severe fatigue, appetite loss and also persistent vomiting at times. This is mainly due to a condition known as hypokalemia where there is a drop in the level of potassium in the blood.
Weakened Bones and Risk of Osteoporosis: Frequent consumption of soft drinks may also increase the risk of osteoporosis, especially in people who drink soft drinks instead of calcium-rich milk. High soda consumption in children poses a significant risk factor for impaired calcification of growing bones.
No Nutritional Value: Unless fortified, soft drinks contain little to no vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, or other essential nutrients. Soft drinks may also displace other healthier choices in people's diets, such as water, milk, and fruit juice.
Increased Blood Pressure: Experts have reasons to believe that over consumption of fructose (a form of sugar found in sweetened soft drinks) leads to an increase in blood pressure.
A lot of things are harmful. There are germs everywhere. New viruses are being discovered all the time.

Common sense should dictate whether smoking in confined spaces or around children is acceptable. Not dictating bad behaviors altogether.

It's funny that the same people decrying smoking around children advocate sucking growing babies out of the womb with an industrial strength vacuum.

You would have been a good character in Orwell's "1984".

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#810994 Nov 25, 2012
carol wrote:
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A lot of things are harmful. There are germs everywhere. New viruses are being discovered all the time.
Common sense should dictate whether smoking in confined spaces or around children is acceptable. Not dictating bad behaviors altogether.
It's funny that the same people decrying smoking around children advocate sucking growing babies out of the womb with an industrial strength vacuum.
You would have been a good character in Orwell's "1984".
So just add to it? Have at it Carol. Enjoy!
new yawk

Chicago, IL

#810995 Nov 25, 2012
i'd like to say i'm sorry for acting like a loose nut.
its just that i love dem.
i'd like to suck an apology from his co ck.
MR BRINK

Atmore, AL

#810996 Nov 25, 2012
Hillbilly Hal wrote:
<quoted text>You are on the brink of a nervous breakdown.Carol has got your number and your number is up.Entertaining
YOU SEE, THIS HAS BEEN YOUR PROBLEM ALL ALONG. YOU KEEP THINKING YOU HAVE SOMEBODY'S NUMBER ... WHEN YOUR NUMBER IS ... UP?

MR. BRINK SPINS THE OLD KIN-TUCKY (OR WHEREVER) HALF-MAN AROUND IN HIS CHINESE COMPUTER CHAIR, WRENCHING HIS NECK NEARLY 360, THEN STOMPS HIS WITHERED OLD FACE UNTIL HIS RHEUMY, CATARACT-DIMMED EYES POP OUT OF THEIR SOCKETS AND HE TWITCHES LIKE A DOODLE IN THE JAWS OF A MANTIS. ALL HE CAN MANAGE IS A FEATHERY SIGH, FOR THE APPARATUS IN HIS THROAT WILL ALLOW NO MORE ...

/jc
dem

Chicago, IL

#810997 Nov 25, 2012
Hillbilly Hal wrote:
<quoted text>You are on the brink of a nervous breakdown.Carol has got your number and your number is up.Entertaining
the nameless fkn moron chimes in.
flings a handful of his shit.
claims victory then resumes sucking a dk.
RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#810999 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Murderer
Prove it.
dem

Chicago, IL

#811000 Nov 25, 2012
praise the lord!
its football sunday!
dem

Chicago, IL

#811001 Nov 25, 2012
carol?
care for a cancer stick?

i dont smoke but it seems like the tea bag thing to do.
dem

Chicago, IL

#811002 Nov 25, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Prove it.
was she referring to your murder of the English language or the little boys you molested and strangled?
brown eyes

Roanoke, VA

#811003 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Murderer
He sure sounded like he was guilty and bragging. Question to me was have you ever killed a man? Then the details of how not enough blood was found.
dem

Chicago, IL

#811004 Nov 25, 2012
only have a few more minutes.
step up for your beat down!
dem

Chicago, IL

#811005 Nov 25, 2012
MR BRINK wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU SEE, THIS HAS BEEN YOUR PROBLEM ALL ALONG. YOU KEEP THINKING YOU HAVE SOMEBODY'S NUMBER ... WHEN YOUR NUMBER IS ... UP?
MR. BRINK SPINS THE OLD KIN-TUCKY (OR WHEREVER) HALF-MAN AROUND IN HIS CHINESE COMPUTER CHAIR, WRENCHING HIS NECK NEARLY 360, THEN STOMPS HIS WITHERED OLD FACE UNTIL HIS RHEUMY, CATARACT-DIMMED EYES POP OUT OF THEIR SOCKETS AND HE TWITCHES LIKE A DOODLE IN THE JAWS OF A MANTIS. ALL HE CAN MANAGE IS A FEATHERY SIGH, FOR THE APPARATUS IN HIS THROAT WILL ALLOW NO MORE ...
/jc
poetry!
MR BRINK

Atmore, AL

#811006 Nov 25, 2012
Hillbilly Hal wrote:
<quoted text>Carol has you shaking in your boots.You are flustered discombobulated, tongue tied.Do you feel like a fish out of water?
WELL, PERHAPS IF YOU CONSIDER A NAMELESS BEAST WHO LURKS IN THE FURTHEST, FATHOMLESS RECESSES OF YOUR DISEASED, ROILING SUBCONSCIOUS, AND WHO NOW DETECTS, WITH HIS PRETERNATURAL SENSES, THE TANGY, METALLIC ODOR OF BLOOD, A "FISH OUT OF WATER..."

/jd
MR BRINK

Atmore, AL

#811007 Nov 25, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
the nameless fkn moron chimes in.
flings a handful of his shit.
claims victory then resumes sucking a dk.
I GOTTA TELL YOU, HIS DRY, LEATHERY OLD THROAT IS DISTINCTLY UNPLEASANT, EVEN TO ME, AFTER ALL THIS TIME ... TOUCHING, IN ITS OWN WAY, THE WAY HE TRIES TO SHIELD THE FAT WOMAN FROM THE INEVITABLE, THOUGH -- MUCH LIKE THE ANTS IN DEBIL'S CAUTIONARY TALE.

/jd
dem

Chicago, IL

#811008 Nov 25, 2012
dont let me disturb your sunday morning, baggers.
its just time for me to spread the word of the lord.
MR BRINK

Atmore, AL

#811009 Nov 25, 2012
WELL, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE IN THE NETHERWORLD, SO I'M GOING OUT FOR SOME AIR.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

(KISSES, TO ALL MY COMPANEROS!)

/jc
dem

Chicago, IL

#811010 Nov 25, 2012
amen!
MR BRINK

Atmore, AL

#811011 Nov 25, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
poetry!
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY, THAT I LOVE YOU?

/jd
carol

Orlando, FL

#811012 Nov 25, 2012
dem wrote:
carol?
care for a cancer stick?
i dont smoke but it seems like the tea bag thing to do.
I don't want big brother dictating what anyone can and cannot do.

Apparently, you don't mind but it seems like the progressive liberal thing to do.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#811013 Nov 25, 2012
Jim Daly Aims To Broaden Focus On The Family Beyond Anti-Gay Marriage, Anti-Abortion Record

Focus on the Family, the former evangelical powerhouse of the Religious Right that was known for its vitriolic campaigns against gay rights, same-sex marriage and abortion -- its founder James Dobson once compared gay-marriage advocates to Hitler -- is taking a sharp turn away from culture war-style politics and widening its goals to include everything from immigration reform to decreasing poverty and increasing adoptions and foster care opportunities, its top leader said in an interview with The Huffington Post.

"It's fair to say we have concentrated on some things that have distracted from the main thing, which is the Gospel of Christ," said Jim Daly, the president and CEO of the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based organization and host of its "Focus on the Family" radio program, which reaches about 2 million people weekly across 1,000 stations.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/16/jim-...

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