Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1278293 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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“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#811260 Nov 25, 2012
The lib mind= support the terrorist muslim temple claiming freedom of religion and now atacking a school for a field trip to see A Charlie Brown christmas play because it has christain content.

These subhuman libs are like a cancer that needs to be eradicated .

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#811261 Nov 25, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Just like Marion County, Right?? Ooops dats a Demorat County, ain't it??
States relax guidelines for qualification and soon the 'poor' aren't the only users of food stamps. States then count all users as an indicator of how many poor they have. It's a circular equation. As numbers rise, federal dollars roll in, financing new recipients. Oregon had a 'merit' program that would reward counties for the most new users. Prizes were awarded to the most innovative and productive counties. On paper, Oregon was getting poorer and poorer but receiving more and more federal dollars.
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#811263 Nov 25, 2012
Thank You.

Your quote made me think of one of the many themes in
Shakespeare's "Hamlet" ... Birth - Death Theme:

As soon as we are born we begin to die.

So either get busy living or get busy dying.

Vivète la vita pienamènte!
Live life to the fullest!

Ciao Bay~Bee ...! ;)
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah, a well read man, so rare among the usual misfits, troglodytes, dunderheaded libs, welfare mooching dems and blowhard trolls on here.:}
"he who is not busy being born is busy dying"
The amazing R. Zimmerman.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#811264 Nov 25, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
But addiction to narcotics and alcohol is met with a lot more tolerance.
Go figure.
No they're not. No one gets arrested for smoking cigarettes. You're going off your rocker on this one.
Ask any convenience store owner what his number one sales consist of.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#811265 Nov 25, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
States relax guidelines for qualification and soon the 'poor' aren't the only users of food stamps. States then count all users as an indicator of how many poor they have. It's a circular equation. As numbers rise, federal dollars roll in, financing new recipients. Oregon had a 'merit' program that would reward counties for the most new users. Prizes were awarded to the most innovative and productive counties. On paper, Oregon was getting poorer and poorer but receiving more and more federal dollars.
since you said that, I read that somewhere about Oregon and other states on how they were doing it so that way the Federal Government would allocate & distribute more Federal Dollars for Oregon and other states.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#811267 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
Every new death, every maiming, every serviceman sent home from Afghanistan without a limb is Obama's fault, we are wasting lives and treasure there. WTF is Code Pink? Where are the front page headlines by the LSM reporting every death? Nowhere to be found now that Bush is not president, Obama gets a pass from the dishonest scumbags in the LSM. Obama's drones kill innocents, including women and children.
I believe we've helped the world enough, we need help now.
So when bushie did it, it was good thing?

Because no one could count that high?
Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#811268 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
No they're not. No one gets arrested for smoking cigarettes. You're going off your rocker on this one.
Ask any convenience store owner what his number one sales consist of.
If it's a Boca convenience store, his number one sales would consist of booze, with your name on each and every bottle.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#811269 Nov 25, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
And now you're going to get partisan about sex?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHA.....
Marilyn screwed everything. JFK and his brother Bobby took turns with her. She had every director, athlete and Bellhop from LA to Bangor, Maine inside her and you're going to somehow make her into a Liberal Saint Marilyn?
Heck, you'd be better off using her for Sleeping Pill promos:}
lol! I guess she screwed you, eh son?

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811270 Nov 25, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Love your icon OzRitz, a lot of symbolism there. Hidden Location with a generic nobody silhouette. lol
He's a cowardly Australian who believes he's married to a kangaroo. Or two.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811271 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
No they're not. No one gets arrested for smoking cigarettes. You're going off your rocker on this one.
Ask any convenience store owner what his number one sales consist of.
I can light up in a court room? Or a hospital?

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811272 Nov 25, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Michigan too, especially Southeast Michigan(Detroit)area I cant stand being around any of them.
OK with me.
carol

Orlando, FL

#811273 Nov 25, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
And we, too, need a good father.
Thinking for yourself is always hard, carol, not because of the difficulty in thinking but in suffering the consequences of doing it in public.
This thread is chock full of Jackals suffering from Group-Think. There is safety in numbers. Just ask any Sheep, Cow or Swine.
The safety vanishes at the moment of slaughter, though.
Hang in there, carol.
I've never had a problem standing by and saying what I believe to be the truth. I try to be humble even though it doesn't always come across that way.

But thanks for the post.

(Sorry it took so long to get back to you.)
carol

Orlando, FL

#811274 Nov 25, 2012
Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>You are correct.
The LEADING cause of death is BIRTH!
THATS why demonrats are so pro abortion, they are just trying to end needless suffering, caused by listening to demonrats!
That whole "circle of life" thingy!
Uh-oh...you probably shouldn't have brought up the circle of life.
My favorite song in the whole world. I've "sung" it on here a few times and have tried to get others to join in.

Oh heck...here it is again. Sung by Elton. Just can't hear it enough.

John Galt

Temecula, CA

#811275 Nov 25, 2012
American Lady wrote:
NOW OBAMA WANTS YOUR 401(K)
Treasury, Labor on path to nationalize retirement
http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/now-obama-wants-yo...
Obama cannot finance his programs solely by taxing income, so must tax (confiscate) assets.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#811276 Nov 25, 2012
moshx wrote:
The lib mind= support the terrorist muslim temple claiming freedom of religion and now atacking a school for a field trip to see A Charlie Brown christmas play because it has christain content.
These subhuman libs are like a cancer that needs to be eradicated .
What a load
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#811277 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans hate sex cuz they're no good at it.
Bill Maher
From an individual of dubious sexuality and demonstrated inability to maintain a relationship.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#811278 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
I can light up in a court room? Or a hospital?
You won't get arrested for doing so

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#811279 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
I can light up in a court room? Or a hospital?
Not here in Conservative Indiana, Republican Mitch Daniels made sure of that.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#811280 Nov 25, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
Republican-Heavy Counties Eat Up Most Food-Stamp Growth
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-05/r...
Always beware of percentages. If a county moves from one food stamp recipient to two food stamp recipients, that is "growth" of 100%.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#811281 Nov 25, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
Food Stamp Use is Highest in Red States: The Truth Republicans Do Not Want You to Know
Food stamps are considered a mode of government spending with a high multiplier effect. In other words, when someone is poor and using food stamps (which are now in debit card form) this often triggers more economic activity than it costs. Republicans should find a target for their ire that is less effective at stimulating the economy.
However, what happens is Republicans take the opposite approach. They believe that giving tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires is the best way to stimulate economic growth. The only problem with that is reality.
Economists say that providing food stamps might be the most stimulative action the government can take. Tax cuts for the wealthy ranks around 12th.
I'm not against tax cuts for the wealthy out of any disdain for the wealthy. I prefer everyone would keep 100% of his or her money, but I'm not sure our system that helps generate the wealth would continue to operate. So, the question is, do Republican approaches work? Who do they work for? Do they work long term?
As far as I can tell, Bush was able to stimulate the economy for a while using Republican approaches, but at the end of his time in office it entirely imploded. Reagan, same thing. I think the economy had another collapse right after he left office. So, what about the food stamp issue? Why are Republicans so concerned about it?
Charts of food stamp usage show that while a few Democrat led states have high food stamp usage; food stamp usage is highest consistently across Republican states. What does that say about the Republican approach?
To me, it says that the top down, trickle down theory of economics fails the poor. Under conditions where the poor were helped, one would expect that there would be less reliance on food stamps. People would receive short-term support, a little assistance getting on their feet, maybe some job training, or some assistance paying for community college and would be on their way.
If the poor are uplifted even just slightly then they become tax payers rather than living off food stamps. Republicans are angry about food stamp usage because they have failed to uplift the poor in their states. The top down, trickle down, economic approach has broken social mobility in Republican led states. Republicans are angry because their failed economic approach leaves them with fewer tax payers and more people on welfare.
Do you remember the spike in food stamp usage that occurred after the Bush administration? Take a look at a map of food stamp usage and comment below. In many Republican states (and a few Democrat led), food stamp usage is as much as 1/5th of the population. What does this say about the success of Republicans policies in helping the poor and middle class improve their lives?
http://www.policymic.com/articles/14007/food-...
Why not give food stamps to all Americans and create an instant economic boom?

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