Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1433447 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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Fenris the Archangel

United States

#819970 Dec 11, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"carol"
It might be better not to judge Zimmerman before he is tried. In you mind Zimmerman is guilty. After all Trayvon did beat his head into the pavement. Photos exist showing the bruising bleeding on the back of his head. If a jury convicts Zimmerman he should be sentenced just like anyone else.
Peace
I've actually visited Zimmerman's myspace site out of curiosity. He posted in mindless ebonics just like all young people today (even though he's not that young), with numerous pictures of black people present. There really is no chance of blowing it into a racial issue anymore (the media and leftist puscees have already tucked their tails in shame and hidden on that front). It will boil down to self-defense and what force was reasonable under the circumstances. The bimbo prosecutor showed her desperation by trying to hide the photographic evidence of his splayed nose and head split open. He will no doubt be aquitted, given their bungling and malfeasance in the case.

Bottom line; I dont think he deserved to die for being a thug, but its a cruel world and actions have inherent risks....

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#819971 Dec 11, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Just didn't sound like you.
"silly"
"nutsucker" posts like that all the time. He has slurred both my wife and my daughters. He gets his jollies calling "carol" names. Face it you responded to a typical post from "nutsucker"
Peace
Fenris the Archangel

United States

#819972 Dec 11, 2012
carol wrote:
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If Zimmerman had stayed in his house after the police were called and were on their way, he wouldn't have gotten his head beat into the pavement and a young boy would still be alive. The police would have made the call about his purpose in that complex.
You are really ill-informed. He called the police from his cell phone while in his vehicle driving down the street. Its a tragedy, but there are no completely innocent parties here (and you will just have to accept that)....
carol

Oviedo, FL

#819973 Dec 11, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
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You missed the boat here. That kid was bad news, and he messed with the wrong guy at the wrong time. He broke the guys nose and split open the back of his head on the sidewalk. Any reasonable person would have shot him.
Oh; and the black panthers are skinny, cracked-out puscees who can barely intimidate old ladies at the polling places....:-)
He should have stayed in his house after calling the police. Or stayed in his car.

He didn't even witness the boy doing anything wrong. He still stalked him with a gun and now the boy is dead.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#819974 Dec 11, 2012
ole_47 wrote:
Fee's and fwee...
begin...
"Obamacare Fee of $63 Per Person Will Begin in 2014"
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/12/obama...
Ah, yes. The Boy Messiah's Mandate that became a heavy tax on all Americans. And we're worried about the Jerk-In-Chief's approaching Fiscal Cliff? Hah! We're already falling and the Liberal media keeps pointing fingers at those uncooperative Republicans:>
THE DEBIL

Santiago, Chile

#819975 Dec 11, 2012
HI, BABY8======> YOU MISS ME?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#819976 Dec 11, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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Maybe if you had a job the national holiday would mean something to you. Instead its just another day loafing like the last.
We should have a National Food Stamp Holiday. No Food Stamps issued for one week beginning every April 1st(Fools Day)

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#819977 Dec 11, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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It was not until the mid 50's that most teachers had tenure protection. Teacher unions started long before that & were instrumental in getting that tenure.
Try to keep up.
I can remember that a change in the Governorship's party meant a mass changing of state employees.
" Before Massachusetts introduced teacher tenure in 1886, women were sometimes dismissed for getting married, becoming pregnant, wearing pants, or being out too late in the evenings."

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#819978 Dec 11, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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suction cup or pointy needle darts?
lol
Needle-tipped darts with insecticide.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#819979 Dec 11, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"obama 2012"
In the first place anyone who breaks into another's home is a thug. Both had lengthy criminal backgrounds and had spent time in prison for among other things; assault, armed robbery, cat theft, home invasion. You ASSume, that's why you are an ass, neither was married.
Do you practice stoopid?
Peace
KMA
Even if they didn't have past criminal records, the man was within his rights to shoot them.

Don't know all the details, but 2 young guys who break into an elderly man's home?? Ya think the old guy was scared??

No doubt, he did exactly what he should have done.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#819980 Dec 11, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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It was not until the mid 50's that most teachers had tenure protection. Teacher unions started long before that & were instrumental in getting that tenure.
Try to keep up.
I can remember that a change in the Governorship's party meant a mass changing of state employees.
Hahahaha

" In 1887, nearly 10,000 teachers from across the country met in Chicago for the first-ever conference of the National Educator's Association, now one of the country's most powerful teachers' unions. The topic of "teacher's tenure" led the agenda. By the turn of the century, tenure had become a hot-button issue that some politicians preferred to avoid. In 1900, the Democratic Party of New York blasted their rivals in the Times for taking up the issue, writing, "We deprecate the tendency manifested by the Republican party of dragging the public school system of the State into politics.""

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#819981 Dec 11, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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my media room?
so my ethics should extend to not taking money from the rich?
sounds un-american. are you one of those socialists?
Give away all that you own and then go follow the Boy Messiah into Utopia with no pants. Those po' folk need your cellphone and media studio. We could watch it on Reality TV and laugh our azzes off:}

TIA, brotha
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#819983 Dec 11, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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It was not until the mid 50's that most teachers had tenure protection. Teacher unions started long before that & were instrumental in getting that tenure.
Try to keep up.
I can remember that a change in the Governorship's party meant a mass changing of state employees.
In your state, teacher tenure was passed in 1937, but the right of public employees to collective bargaining was not passed until 1970.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#819984 Dec 11, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer would never spit on the street, well unless I had eaten something that disagreed with my taste buds and there wasn't a patch of grass around. Naturally spitting on the street is much better thab spitting on the sidewalk. However I will pee in the woods behind a tree as opposed to the street, sidewalk or the afformentioned grass.
Recycle, Brotha, and pee into your coffee mug.
Fenris the Archangel

United States

#819985 Dec 11, 2012
carol wrote:
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He should have stayed in his house after calling the police. Or stayed in his car.
He didn't even witness the boy doing anything wrong. He still stalked him with a gun and now the boy is dead.
The boy is dead because he attacked a much smaller man armed with a gun, kicked the crap out of him, and the smaller man shot him in self-defense. There is NO law that says George Zimmerman had to stay in his car.

Sorry, but you are letting motherly emotion trump the legalities of the case. Your empathy is also probably misplaced, since Martin was no angel (and was the vastly physically superior of the two). Again its a shame he died, but its a dangerous world when you take chances. Would you be happier if George Zimmerman had died of a cerebral hemorrhage?
THE DEBIL

Santiago, Chile

#819986 Dec 11, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"silly"
"nutsucker" posts like that all the time. He has slurred both my wife and my daughters. He gets his jollies calling "carol" names. Face it you responded to a typical post from "nutsucker"
Peace
YOU HAVE A WIFE? YOU SURE THAT NOT THE NURSE? SHE LIKE TO WEAR WHITE? HEHEHEHEHEH, YEAH, THE MIND BOGGLES AT THE IDEA OF YOU SPAWNIN' WOMEN. DON' TELL ME, YOU JEWISH BUT YOU RAISED 'EM CATLICK? YOU END UP HAVIN' TO BE THEY DATE FO' THE PROM? OMIGAWD! YOU HAD TO DEFLOWER 'EM, DIN'T YOU? IT WAS THAT OR NO GRANDCHILDREN.

PEAS

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#819987 Dec 11, 2012
Eman wrote:
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" Before Massachusetts introduced teacher tenure in 1886, women were sometimes dismissed for getting married, becoming pregnant, wearing pants, or being out too late in the evenings."
In the early days of AT&T, when operators were the symbol of the telephone system, they had similar 'paternal' rules.

One example; Group Chief Operators, apparently important in the era, were Management employees, and the understanding was they were 'married' to the Telephone Company, and were uniformly single women. Usually by the time they made it to Chief Operator status, they were not young, perhaps 40's or 50's.

But if they married, they found that their duties as Group Chief Operators were given to other, single ladies, and they either retired or took a staff job, at far lower status.

Chief Operators were so important that the Telco's would send out cable trucks to bring them to work in storms. Trucks almost as big as deuce and a half.

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The rights of women have come a long way.

So why does your side want to put them back to that terrible era??

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#819988 Dec 11, 2012
carol wrote:
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When I was in the classroom, very rarely did a principal want to be bothered with an unruly student. But, fortunately, I had a fail proof discipline system based on rewards and consequences. An entire bulletin board was taken up just for student names and five little nails beside each name. The first infraction resulted in the student having to come to the front of the room and put a red check by their name (made out of laminated circles) while everyone watched and I stopped talking (just for effect). The first check was a warning. The second red check resulted in sitting by the fence and missing 10 minutes of recess. The third check was sitting by the fence during the entire recess. The fourth check resulted in the student having to write a note themselves to their parents explaining their unacceptable behavior that day with my signature.
And this is the clincher....
Every student knew that if the note wasn't returned the very next day with their parents' signature - no exceptions, no excuses - they had a choice of either a whack on the bottom (if the parent had signed a corporal punishment agreement with the office) or a two page essay on how to correct their behavior. I only caught one student who tried to forge their parents' signature.
Students with no checks or only one check by their name at the end of the day - the other side of the laminated red check circles had a happy face sticker - got to come up one at a time and put up their happy face. At the end of the week, students who had 4 out of 5 happy faces that week got a sticker on their desk. After 10 stickers were accumulated, they were treated to something special - like ice cream in the lunchroom during classtime, for example, or playing games in the back of the classroom on Friday afternoon while the other students had to do an assignment.
You'd be surprised how many students begged to be whacked on the bottom instead of having to write an essay.
In all my years of teaching, I only had to give 3 students a whack on the bottom. Each time I would say, "Do I have your attention now?"
My students loved me, by the way. And I them. They respected having a fair and consistent learning environment and, therefore, they all learned.
I probably would have had to tell nuc to bend over and grab his ankles on a routine basis. But that kind of gives me the creeps.
Spanking nuc would involves countless hand washings with antibiotics.

Sounds like you had a good system there. Did the NEA give you flack over it?
THE DEBIL

Santiago, Chile

#819989 Dec 11, 2012
Eman wrote:
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Hahahaha
" In 1887, nearly 10,000 teachers from across the country met in Chicago for the first-ever conference of the National Educator's Association, now one of the country's most powerful teachers' unions. The topic of "teacher's tenure" led the agenda. By the turn of the century, tenure had become a hot-button issue that some politicians preferred to avoid. In 1900, the Democratic Party of New York blasted their rivals in the Times for taking up the issue, writing, "We deprecate the tendency manifested by the Republican party of dragging the public school system of the State into politics.""
OH, WELL THAT TIMELY. THAT AN' UNIVERSAL SUFFERAGE... WHY.... DEBIL REMEMBER 1887 LIKE IT WUZ YESTERDAY. YOU WUZ JUS' AS DUMB BACK THEN AS YOU IS NOW, CLOWN
Fenris the Archangel

United States

#819990 Dec 11, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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Even if they didn't have past criminal records, the man was within his rights to shoot them.
Don't know all the details, but 2 young guys who break into an elderly man's home?? Ya think the old guy was scared??
No doubt, he did exactly what he should have done.
This answer actually surprised me. There may be some hope for you after all......

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