Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232518 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

#811285 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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You won't get arrested for doing so
No one gets arrested for smoking cigarettes. But try and light up in a nonsmoking zone - which is almost everywhere - and see what happens.

People do get fired for smoking in their own car on their own time. Some companies now won't even hire people who admit to smoking. And smokers are labeled social misfits thanks to the politically correct hysteria.

Just doesn't seem fair. Or right. Especially in light of all the other crap that's going on that's deemed acceptable or at least tolerated.

Designated smoking areas should be everywhere for people who happen to like smoking. It's their right to do so.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#811286 Nov 25, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>And your point is??? The smoking bans began at local government levels and state governments quickly stepped up the bans. The Florida Restaurant Association fought tooth and nail against designated smoking areas but agreed with the smoking bans__figure that out.
Carol__it's the health insurance companies that are behind the anti tobacco laws as well as the policies that require drug screening for new hires and random drug testing. The insurance companies after all are the ones who get stuck with the financial results of reckless habits and activities.
You've been speaking to lung disease and cancer__smoking causes myriad health problems aside from those, heart and artery disease,
skin disorders, the shrinkage of gums which causes dental and then digestive problems. The list of smoking related diseases and disorders is enormous.
I'm curious about why anyone would put up a pro-tobacco argument.
Homosexual anal intercourse is far more deadly than smoking. Does that mean it should be banned?

Are you pro-choice, or only in favor of certain choices?

Since: Oct 12

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#811287 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
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He's a cowardly Australian who believes he's married to a kangaroo. Or two.
The electron's an Aussie? Say it ain't so.....
Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#811288 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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What a load
The incompetent Obama presidency

Since: Oct 12

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#811289 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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You won't get arrested for doing so
Oxygen piped into walls of hospital highly flammable

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#811290 Nov 25, 2012
carol wrote:
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It's a second hand smoke argument. It's overrated to the point of hysteria.
Do you know the adverse effects on the body from drugs and alcohol? And the consequences of both on families and loved ones? Or crime and unnecessary deaths associated with both?
Smoking is harmful. But public hysteria about second hand smoke doesn't change one's choice to smoke and harming their own bodies.
You call wanting to live longer AND wanting it to be "quality" living *hysteria*?!!!

Wow.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811291 Nov 25, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Most of the smoke coming from a cigarette is from the burning end and, therefore, is not filtered. The rest of us close to a smoker are getting the worst of the toxins while they strike a pose or leave the crap burning in an ashtray.
Women smokers are the worst when it comes to smoking etiquette because they never ask, "Do you mind if I light up?", like some men do. They think everybody else will be polite and let THEIR rudeness go unremarked on.
Have you always been a nazi?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#811292 Nov 25, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Oxygen piped into walls of hospital highly flammable
"Oxygen piped into walls"?

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811293 Nov 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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You won't get arrested for doing so
BS, you certainly will, no law can be enforced without the threat of arrest and incarceration.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#811294 Nov 25, 2012
carol wrote:
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But addiction to narcotics and alcohol is met with a lot more tolerance.
Go figure.
Not everybody feels that way.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#811295 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
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Have you always been a nazi?
YES!

q:

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811296 Nov 25, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Most of the smoke coming from a cigarette is from the burning end and, therefore, is not filtered. The rest of us close to a smoker are getting the worst of the toxins while they strike a pose or leave the crap burning in an ashtray.
Women smokers are the worst when it comes to smoking etiquette because they never ask, "Do you mind if I light up?", like some men do. They think everybody else will be polite and let THEIR rudeness go unremarked on.
Standing next to a campfire is just as "toxic" as standing next to a cigarette smoker. Ever voluntarily stand by a camp fire?

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811297 Nov 25, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Homosexual anal intercourse is far more deadly than smoking. Does that mean it should be banned?
Are you pro-choice, or only in favor of certain choices?
Have all the pit bulls you want, but go stand 25 feet away from a door way to smoke. Buy a car that goes 150 MPH but no smoking in here. Drive your car to a bar and stay all night, but get that cigarette away from me.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#811298 Nov 25, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Always beware of percentages. If a county moves from one food stamp recipient to two food stamp recipients, that is "growth" of 100%.
Obama did promise CHANGE the first time around, didn't he?:(

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#811299 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
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Standing next to a campfire is just as "toxic" as standing next to a cigarette smoker. Ever voluntarily stand by a camp fire?
A couple times, and not for long.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#811300 Nov 25, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
Food Stamp Use is Highest in Red States: The Truth Republicans Do Not Want You to Know
In states with large minority populations and/or the historical poverty of Appalachia. Nobody hides those facts.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#811301 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
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Standing next to a campfire is just as "toxic" as standing next to a cigarette smoker. Ever voluntarily stand by a camp fire?
Or a wood-burning fireplace, or a charcoal barbecue.
THE DEBIL

Dublin, Ireland

#811302 Nov 25, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Not everybody feels that way.
SO, UM, BABY... JUS' EXACTLY HOW DO THEY... FEEL?
THE DEBIL

Dublin, Ireland

#811303 Nov 25, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>YES!
q:
UH-HUH. BUT.. HOW ARE YOU TITS?

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#811304 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
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Standing next to a campfire is just as "toxic" as standing next to a cigarette smoker. Ever voluntarily stand by a camp fire?
BTW, I doubt a pile of burning oak logs puts off these toxins.

http://quitsmoking.about.com/cs/nicotineinhal...

dumbazz

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