Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251997 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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Chicopee, MA

#811411 Nov 26, 2012
carol wrote:
State of Indiana sides with Duke in case against EPA
16 'Endangerment' Lawsuits Filed Against EPA Before Deadline
EPA Lawsuit Information
Actually Carol none of the sites you refer to prove anything.
The first merely states that the State of Indiana was siding with the owners of a power plant against EPA regulations which is not surprising since the executive and legislative branches are solidly Republican and have this tendency anyway.
The second is a story about how interest groups and two states are challenging EPA regulations. You seemed to miss the part where sixteen states and NYC have intervened on behalf of the EPA because they don't want their air fouled by power plants in states seeking laxer regulation.
The third is a website for the right wing Southeastern Legal Foundation and again offers no proof of anything except that right wingers are in the pockets of big coal and don't care that these industries effect the lives of the rest of us by spewing mercury a known neurotoxin into the air and into our drinking water and a variety of toxic heavy metals that spew into the air and leach into the water supply from coal ash.
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#811412 Nov 26, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The government demand to destroy the American hamburger by overcooking is particularly offensive.
My next door neighbor won't let her husband cook meat in the house including in the oven. Says the odor makes her sick. He has to cook meat on his outdoor grill. I don't know how he puts up with her sh't.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#811414 Nov 26, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>The government states it is not up to the rental property owner. He is prohibited from allowing smoking in his properties whether he wants to or not. I saw where there are localities that ban smoking in your own house if you have children. Saw it on the news once.
Nobody needs to smoke. If smoking was prohibited, health care costs in America would be cut in half. Smoking is the number one cause of cancer, heart disease and stroke. 46% of lung cancer cases are caused by secondhand smoke. 60% of house fires are caused by dropped cigarettes. Thousands of endangered sea turtles eat butts thrown on our beaches and die from stomach cancer. Like the possession of deadly firearms, it's time for the Government to outlaw this filthy, deadly habit. They should render the firearms industry and tobacco industry sad relics from America's past, like Bush and Reagan. Hopefully President Obama can accomplish these goals before his third term.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#811416 Nov 26, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Obama is probably studying Morsi's tactics with great admiration. "I just issue a few decrees, aka "executive orders" and presto! I'm no longer President. I'm Dictator for Life! Chairman Obama...I LIKE the sound of that!"
Too stupid to know that all Presidents have issued executive orders.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#811417 Nov 26, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>I wonder what the election results would have been if a high school diploma or equivalent was required to vote?
Too funny, the least educated states are red states.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#811418 Nov 26, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>AIR CONDITIONING!?!? Don't you know you're DESTROYING THE PLANET!!!
Deadly chemicals such as freon and R12 escaping from refrigeration devices is the number one cause of ozone depletion. Ozone depletion along with America's addiction to oil are the top two causes of global warming. And America's addiction to guns is the number one cause of senseless murders. If President Obama would restrict firearms solely to the military and members of well armed militias, aka state and local law enforcement, as the Constitution clearly states, health care costs could be reduced substantially. Maybe the restrictions can be included in President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It's time America got rid of all these guns, all 310 million of them, one for every man, woman and child in America.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#811419 Nov 26, 2012
sage won wrote:
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The miniscule amounts non smokers can get is meaningless. Bunch of whining crybabys who would die for the right to smoke pot.
46% of lung cancer cases are caused by sidesteam smoke. 65% of childhood asthma is caused by sidestream smoke. 70% of all murders are caused by deadly firearms. You call those miniscule amounts? You're a moron.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#811420 Nov 26, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
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Like it or not asshole, this thing started after the nitwits took control and has CONTINUED ever since. The Baraqis have occupied the White House now for FOUR years - we're still barely crawling. Things ought to really start clipping along once the tax hikes hit. Can't you just feeeel the electricity, the anticipation?
So, you don't have a list.

How surprising. You're just another right whiner who can't admit his party created this mess.

How pathetic.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#811421 Nov 26, 2012
sage won wrote:
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Reminder, dingus:
The Government-Created Subprime Mortgage Meltdown
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
The thousands of mortgage defaults and foreclosures in the "subprime" housing market (i.e., mortgage holders with poor credit ratings) is the direct result of thirty years of government policy that has forced banks to make bad loans to un-creditworthy borrowers. The policy in question is the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which compels banks to make loans to low-income borrowers and in what the supporters of the Act call "communities of color" that they might not otherwise make based on purely economic criteria.
The original lobbyists for the CRA were the hardcore leftists who supported the Carter administration and were often rewarded for their support with government grants and programs like the CRA that they benefited from. These included various "neighborhood organizations," as they like to call themselves, such as "ACORN" (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). These organizations claim that over $1 trillion in CRA loans have been made, although no one seems to know the magnitude with much certainty. A U.S. Senate Banking Committee staffer told me about ten years ago that at least $100 billion in such loans had been made in the first twenty years of the Act.
So-called "community groups" like ACORN benefit themselves from the CRA through a process that sounds like legalized extortion. The CRA is enforced by four federal government bureaucracies: the Fed, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The law is set up so that any bank merger, branch expansion, or new branch creation can be postponed or prohibited by any of these four bureaucracies if a CRA "protest" is issued by a "community group." This can cost banks great sums of money, and the "community groups" understand this perfectly well. It is their leverage. They use this leverage to get the banks to give them millions of dollars as well as promising to make a certain amount of bad loans in their communities.
Glad i could jog your memory.
The CRA excuse. When will you right whiners realize every time you bring up this excuse it proves you to be such morons. The CRA had nothing to do with mortgages being given on $450k homes to people making $70K & then selling those mortgages to investment houses who hid them in investments & sold them to unsuspecting buyers.
TheIndependentMa jority

East Bernstadt, KY

#811423 Nov 26, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Fewer Heart Attacks Seen After Smoking Bans
Some groundbreaking research out of the Mayo Clinic shows that when cities and counties ban smoking in public buildings, the rate of heart attacks in the area drops dramatically.
Researchers mined the data from tens of thousands of medical records from every hospital and medical clinic in Olmsted County, and the findings are eye-opening.
In the 18 months before the county banned smoking in restaurants in 2002, there were 212 heart attacks per 100,000 residents. In 2007, the comprehensive smoking ban was put in place, and heart attacks dropped to 102 per 100,000 residents in the 18 months after the ban began. That marks a 45 percent decline.
"We were quite surprised," said Dr. Richard Hurt. "We thought we'd see a reduction, but until now, the highest reported reduction in heart attacks was 47 percent but most were around 17 percent or so."
Furthermore, when the smoking bans began, the number of sudden deaths from heart attacks dropped from 152 per 100,000 to 76, which is a 50 percent drop.
Hurt said the research forms one of the most definitive links yet between second-hand smoke and heart disease.
Read more:
That is why we have NON-smoking sections in public places. For the life of me, ah never could understand why some people cannot wait till they get outside to do so. Especially annoying, the occasional one that just has to light up while shopping in a store. Not near as bad as what it used to be, but when the "ban" first initiated, you could tell the totally ignorant...they were just going to show "those people" that initiate stuff and smoke's their right blah blah blah. Like five year olds having little hissy fits.
Or the ones that thought it was just so terrible when people would make and sign petitions for personal clean airspace.
I always signed them-FOR the right of people's clean airspace-and ah'm a moderated smoker (contemplating quitting it again) because anything else would be totally selfish, self-serving and w/out regard for the well being of others!!
TheIndependentMa jority

East Bernstadt, KY

#811424 Nov 26, 2012
carol wrote:
See, this is the problem some refuse to see or recognize.
Researchers write in the Canadian Medical Association Journal despite media reports to the contrary, there is no evidence to support the assertion that smoking in cars is 23 times more toxic than in other indoor environments.
The authors say citing the inaccurate statistic has the potential to turn the public against efforts to ban smoking in automobiles. And If you're going to dictate to people how they should behave, not making things up is an important precursor.
The 6 important words: "Dictate to people how to behave."
Exactly--peoples personal airspace is just that...none of anyone elses business.
TheIndependentMa jority

East Bernstadt, KY

#811425 Nov 26, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Smoking ban linked to drop in preterm births, small babies
The health of pregnant women and babies improved after smoking in public places was banned in Scotland, a new study says.
Read more:
Down from 10 pounds to 9?
Nine and a half to eight and half?

What about all the ones under seven? Starving those babies....
TheIndependentMa jority

East Bernstadt, KY

#811426 Nov 26, 2012
carol wrote:
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Was the data showing the decline in heart attacks from 212 to 102 per 100,000 residents due to smoking bans among smokers only? What percentage of that decline were people merely exposed to second hand smoke?
Because no one is arguing smoking isn't harmful.
Anyone sane with any sense anyway :-).

Hayes, VA

#811427 Nov 26, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>46% of lung cancer cases are caused by sidesteam smoke. 65% of childhood asthma is caused by sidestream smoke. 70% of all murders are caused by deadly firearms. You call those miniscule amounts? You're a moron.
Guns don't kill people without some one pulling the trigger , man has been killing man since man apeared on earth , get rid of guns and people will stab ,club , beat ,set fire to ,drown , drag ,each other to death the same way they did before gun powder existed , oh I dare say the US isn't the only country addicted to oil . and obama will be lucky to finish out this term , you have delusions of a third term ?

Piscataway, NJ

#811428 Nov 26, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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The CRA excuse. When will you right whiners realize every time you bring up this excuse it proves you to be such morons. The CRA had nothing to do with mortgages being given on $450k homes to people making $70K & then selling those mortgages to investment houses who hid them in investments & sold them to unsuspecting buyers.
The Head in the Sand excuse. When will you lefties realize every time you ignore this excuse it proves you to be such morons. The CRA and social engineering by Democrats had everything to do with mortgages being given on on $450k homes to people making $70K before the unscrupoulos & greedy began selling those mortgages to investment houses who hid them in investments & sold them to unsuspecting buyers.

Democrats often have good intentions with unforseen consequences. Add it to other attempts to be "fair," like social promotion and affirmative action. Society then gets to deal with the mess and the productive get to foot the bill. And meanwhile, America inches closer to resembling a failed Euro state.

Chico, CA

#811429 Nov 26, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly--peoples personal airspace is just that...none of anyone elses business.
I hate it when people invade my airspace and get in the way of my smoke!
TheIndependentMa jority

East Bernstadt, KY

#811430 Nov 26, 2012
MR BRINK wrote:
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Didn't anyone tell you NO smoking in public places.

Sniff...sniff.....ah smells smoke!!!!!!!!!!

Why you think you no have to foller rules like the rest of us?

Shame on YOU!


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#811431 Nov 26, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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You are incorrect. It is combustible if in use or otherwise. It is gauged into the pressure valve access. Please don't allow me to assist you in looking any more stupid than you already appear, John.
Let me correct you all on something. O2 is an expedite. It does not burn. It does however makes everything else burn faster and stronger.
TheIndependentMa jority

East Bernstadt, KY

#811432 Nov 26, 2012
MR BRINK wrote:
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Yew musta went to one dem dar third world skewls like that bocaca rat on loonatic.

WTH kind of teacher smoked in a classroom.

Even 45 years ago, that was UNheard of, let alone ever seen-in CIVILIZED America anyway.
TheIndependentMa jority

East Bernstadt, KY

#811433 Nov 26, 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.
Is that crap allowable on SNAP programs? It shouldn't be.
Now put down the babas and do something constructive for a change.

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