Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1498180 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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TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#814693 Dec 1, 2012
yawkies minge wrote:
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I don't put up with kinda talk, old man. I'd sic hub on you, but he's finishing up an eggplant parm hero right now.
Let us know when you're OFF those hallucinogens!!
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#814694 Dec 1, 2012
Impossible. You don't have a "hub" to sic on anybody.

Jealous?

No man would want an old worn torn hookin' the homeless obese broad like you.

Aint it a shame, still stuck in Alabama, slammin' what you can get your talons into, the $2 dolla trick.

debil wrote:
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I don't put up with kinda talk, old man. I'd sic hub on you, but he's finishing up an eggplant parm hero right now.
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#814695 Dec 1, 2012
yawkies minge wrote:
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We're tough! We intend to recycle our own piss!
oh and

"Stop drinking from the toilet bow" shiningelec
sonicfilter

United States

#814697 Dec 1, 2012
Sean says go over the cliff.

Sean Hannity Urges Republicans To "Refuse To Negotiate" On The Budget

http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/30/sean...

cool.
sonicfilter

United States

#814699 Dec 1, 2012
too good....

Yesterday, a pair of articles, one on Fox News, the other on Fox Latino, each detailed a lawsuit against Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s denial of driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants in the state on work visas granted through Obama’s recent federal policy. The policy seeks to assist immigrants brought here as children, who have stayed here, gotten an education, and avoided a life of crime. Not surprisingly, the immigrants were painted in a more favorable light on Fox Latino while Gov. Brewer got better PR on FoxNews.com .

Both articles have reporting from the Associated Press, and some of the reporting in each of the articles is identical. Why, then, are readers at Fox News’ main site treated to this opening paragraph?

Immigrant rights advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks to overturn Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s order denying driver’s licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under a new Obama administration policy.

But readers at Fox Latino find this:

Civil-liberties and immigrant-right groups filed a historic lawsuit Thursday against Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and her executive order denying driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants approved for federal work permits under President Barack Obama’s deferred-action program.

Notice the difference? If you are on FoxNews.com , you get language such as “avoided deportation” while the Latino site empathizes with the young immigrants “approved for federal work permits.” Indeed, Fox, it is all in how you say it.

Fox News:

“Brewer has defended her Aug. 15 order on driver’s licenses as necessary for ensuring that state agencies adhere to the intent of state laws denying public benefits to illegal immigrants.”

Fox Latino:

“When Brewer announced the order back on Aug.15, the governor said she was reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law denying taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification to undocumented immigrants.”

Fox is implicitly admitting its use of “illegal” is a slur they do not wish their Latino audience to read.

The article on FoxNews.com also omits information that “dozens marched toward the capital Wednesday night, upset with Brewer’s executive order.” Worried that their “folks” may not like the sound of people protesting one of their favorite governors?

Such blatant pandering is insulting enough, but perhaps more so is the insult to their readers' intelligence. The articles are within a few clicks of each another so either Fox thinks its readers are too lazy, too stupid or too uninterested to notice that it changes its reporting according to who's likely to be looking. Any of the possibilities is disgusting.

http://www.newshounds.us/fox_news_vs_fox_lati...
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#814700 Dec 1, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I liked this comment from the WSJ:
was too hopeful that the Republican Party would realize it was time to compromise. But they continue to be obstructionists.
If we can’t compromise to get wealthy Americans to pay their fair share, let’s all drive off the cliff together. When we go off the cliff, wealthy Americans will start paying their fair share. Average Americans will have to pay a little more than their fair share; i hope we can handle that for a while. We will get defense cuts, something the Republicans would never agree to. And social security and the Affordable Health Care act will be fine, unrelated issues the Republicans keep bring up. Fear will tumble Wall Street but it will bounce back very soon.
Driving off the cliff might be the best deal we get. Don’t be afraid, don’t blink.
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/11/29/clif...
Grampy will not tumble off the cliff. After Frido Biden's speach about putting y'all back in chains Grampy cleaned out the local True Value's chain rack to be prepared...
Now I'm chaining myself to a tree so I won't be going off the cliff. But, it'll be a hoot watching y'all freefall...
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#814704 Dec 1, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Sean says go over the cliff.
Sean Hannity Urges Republicans To "Refuse To Negotiate" On The Budget
http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/30/sean...
cool.
Now Obama wants unilateral authority to raise the debt ceiling. Who the hell does he think he is, Mohamed Morsi?

Obama in 2006: "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.… Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#814705 Dec 1, 2012
No doubt considering you're nothing more than a southern white trailer trash illiterate from Alabamma.

Still moving, J --- et?

Well cram it!!! Time is short.
And Alabama shackins have a high occupancy rate.
debils minge wrote:
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Some of my relatives still live in caves!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#814706 Dec 1, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
The folks on Staten Island sure are upset with Obama's FEMA. They still haven't done anything. No power, no heat, no water. Why won't CNN and MSNBC report about their incompetence?
No repairs allowed without union labor and government inspections.

On Long Island, the power company is a government agency, so lotsa luck.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#814707 Dec 1, 2012
carol wrote:
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The "humanitarian angle" was always part of the equation. During the Clinton administration and the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, the Act included a future need for War Crimes Tribunals in Iraq: "The Congress urges the President to call upon the United Nations to establish an international criminal tribunal for the purpose of indicting, prosecuting, and imprisoning Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi officials who are responsible for crimes against humanity, genocide, and other criminal violations of international law."
However, WMDs was always the primary focus - in 1998, during the UN resolutions and post 9/11. The entire world knew he had them and had used them.
He had plenty of time to get rid of them before and after the UN inspections and during the 14 resolutions by the UN, but he would have gotten them back.
The 260 mass graves were discovered after we went into Iraq, by the way.
lol! It doesn't matter. The AUMF specifically authorized the president the power to use force as he saw fit. It did NOT force the president to target Saddam or invade a sovereign country... it was at his discretion.

You people keep confusing what's open speech versus facts and legal authorization. And besides, if Saddam had gotten rid of the wmds as you claim, then Hans Blix, the French, Germans and Russians WERE CORRECT that Saddam had no wmds.... which make bushie an illegal liar.

What you believe and what actually occurred are clearly two different things.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#814708 Dec 1, 2012
Grampy wrote:
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Grampy will not tumble off the cliff. After Frido Biden's speach about putting y'all back in chains Grampy cleaned out the local True Value's chain rack to be prepared...
Now I'm chaining myself to a tree so I won't be going off the cliff. But, it'll be a hoot watching y'all freefall...
Go for it. Did you chain Fred and Gunner?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#814709 Dec 1, 2012
carol wrote:
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Christianity is a faith-based personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is a philosophy of Christ's teachings.
That philosophy is expressed, practiced and interpreted by different religions all around the world - from Catholicism and its many sects to Protastantism and its many sects to Easteron Orthodox religions to Oriental Orthodoxy - and everything else in between.
So unless the government is forcing one specific "religion" on the people, it's not the same as tolerating the "philosophy" of Christianity which is basically "peace, good will to all men."
lol! Is that the Old Testament or the New Testament?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#814710 Dec 1, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The Republicans are, reportedly, outraged by President Obama’s opening bid in the fiscal cliff talks. Republicans always seem to be outraged. It’s getting boring. They need to step up and make a counter-offer.
http://swampland.time.com/2012/11/30/how-to-n...
If I walk up to you on the street and say to you that I'm gonna shoot you in the head no matter what you, what is your counter-offer?

Obama's "opening bid" was a joke.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#814713 Dec 1, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>You are 'the pot calling the kettle black, and believe 'in your own mind' that you think reasonably. BUT... You voted Barack Hussein Obama, which means you voted to have the Usurper in Chief not only pick you pocket. But clean out your welfare account? But as Spanky in the 'Our Gang Comedies' shook the monkey by tail. "Got any money monkey"? Does the shaking, ring a bell Yeahoo?? It ought too??
lol! Then find me the declaration of war for iraq you claim exists for the iraqi invasion son! Find me the Congressional records you claim exist that support and show the passage of such a declaration.

We can talk about the dow's you brought up for Korea and Vietnam later.

I'd just like to see you accomplish the small stuff first since you already have problems with facts, chica!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#814714 Dec 1, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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If I walk up to you on the street and say to you that I'm gonna shoot you in the head no matter what you, what is your counter-offer?
Obama's "opening bid" was a joke.
lol! Cons are the ones who put this cliff in place son.

Now they want political help to get out of it from Obama.

It's interesting to see them take a subservient position!
GhostofRaygun

Rochester, KY

#814715 Dec 1, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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SO are yew lol
Still, in an otherwise highly polarized political climate, access to affordable energy has become a rare issue with bipartisan appeal.
"It's just a no-brainer," Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., told The Associated Press. "Canada is going to export this oil. It's either going to come to the U.S. or it's going to go to Russia or China. Even Democrats that aren't really excited about oil and gas development generally can figure that out."
Many Democrats from states whose economies depend on oil, like Landrieu, support the pipeline. So do some trade unions, whose workers stand to gain thousands of new construction jobs. And while environmentalists make up an important part of their base, Democratic lawmakers are under intense pressure to create jobs and reduce American reliance on Mideast oil.
Can the Repub talking point of Drill Baby Drill ever die?
Here's where the US is right now.
1. Oil Production at the highest level since 2003.
2. Oil IMPORTS at the LOWEST levels in 20 years.
3. Wait for it,,,, Wait for it,,,, US Oil EXPORTS (oil sent away) is at the HIGHEST level since 1949.
You fricken Repubs have been played by big oil. They are shipping US oil 24/7 to China. So much for Drill Baby Drill to lower gas prices.

Footnote: In Aug. 2012 Exxon filed for a permit to build a NEW faucility in the Gulf to load LPG. You know all that new found natural gas that was suppose to make America energy independent? Exxon is going to ship it to China just like they do our oil. Repubs are suckers.
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http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/c...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#814716 Dec 1, 2012
Obama economy has killed the Stage Deli.

R.I.P.
carol

Oviedo, FL

#814717 Dec 1, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Tell that to Obama. He throws taxpayer dollars around like they are his to do with as he pleases. The jerk promised that he wouldn't pass out corporate welfare if we just voted for him and not the other guy. One of the first things he did as president was dole out corporate bail outs to the wealthy. He is a liar who sees himself as sublimely above the law, and not to be held to his "word", i.e., royalty.
His arrogance is unfathomable. Part of his "plan" was not only increasing spending again but avoiding the checks and balances of power giving himself carte blanche over the debt ceiling and avoiding Congress altogether.

Seriously, this is a very dangerous president. Some of us knew that from the very beginning, but the majority just made him feel even more invicibile - if that was even possible.
ZCs

New York, NY

#814718 Dec 1, 2012
Some reasons why McCain should shut up, sit down and be grateful he still alowed to work in politics. He is no position to judge anybody.

McCain crashed 5 jets, plus he was responsible for the horrible USS Forrestal fire In 1967.

Surviving crewmen and those who investigated the Forrestal fire case reported that McCain deliberately 'wet-started' his A-4E Skyhawk to shake up the guy in the F-4 Phantom behind his A-4.

'Wet-starts', done either deliberately (the starter motor switch allowed kerosene to pool in the engine and give a wet start) or accidentally, shoot a large flame from the tail of the aircraft. In McCain's case, the 'wet-start''cooked off' and launched the M34 Zuni rocket from the rear F-4 that punctured the Skyhawk's fuel tank, knocked the M-65 1000 lb. bomb off it's 500 lb. rated mount, and touched off the explosions and massive fire.

The F-4 pilot was reportedly killed in the conflagration, along with 167 of his fellow Forrestal shipmates (including those who died later from wounds suffered).

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#814719 Dec 1, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Then find me the declaration of war for iraq you claim exists for the iraqi invasion son! Find me the Congressional records you claim exist that support and show the passage of such a declaration.
We can talk about the dow's you brought up for Korea and Vietnam later.
I'd just like to see you accomplish the small stuff first since you already have problems with facts, chica!
Give it a rest... That horse has been dead for a long while. Yeahoo.. You hold your mouth funny, is that a Demorat thing, or an Asian thing??

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