Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264792 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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Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821693 Dec 13, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The benefits come from the employer, not the union.
The unions are the ones who negotiate the benefits. You think corporations give benefits out of the goodness of their heart? You don't know nothing.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821694 Dec 13, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Good points but may I add that, outside of union influence, pay can be higher because companies, schools and customers value excellence?
Unions promote mediocrity where every loser wins a prize(tenure, pay raises for warm bodies, etc.). Teachers can't be fired but only disciplined or moved to another school district.
There have been several stories I can recall where sexual predator teachers who were caught "inside the system"(not publicly exposed) had their union reps negotiate transfers - even across State lines - to keep teaching in other areas. Some of those cases ended in tragedy for the poor kids. Teaching is less a profession today than a Socialist Entitlement.
That may be true in major urban school systems where politicians and unions run the show, but not so much in smaller towns where the teachers' union has very little real power, other than laundering dues money for the Democrat Party.

Teacher salaries increased substantially for twenty years or so, but now have leveled off to a cost-of-living basis because the schools simply don't have the money.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821695 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>The unions did not cause Hostess' demise. Hostess caused their own demise by producing fattening, unhealthy food. Their junk food is banned in many public schools.
That's why other companies are lining up to purchase the brands, freed of the burden of the employees and their unions.

The food served in public schools may be "healthy" by some definitions, but the kids don't eat it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821696 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Bravo Harry Belafonte!
Thank you for illustrating the reason for the Second Amendment.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821697 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Now unqualified workers will get the same benefits as union workers at the expense of union workers' dues. They'll be getting a free ride.
The only "qualifications" required of union workers are the payment of union dues.

In fact, unions are a refuge for incompetent slugs.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821698 Dec 13, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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Obviously that pesky constitution doesn't mean anything to you or that piece of shiat in the whitehouse.
Obviously, my sense of humor in responding to the boy is lost on you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821699 Dec 13, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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Obviously that pesky constitution doesn't mean anything to you or that piece of shiat in the whitehouse.
"Obama should try (to ban guns)" in the sense that such a move would hasten the revolution.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821701 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>The unions are the ones who negotiate the benefits. You think corporations give benefits out of the goodness of their heart? You don't know nothing.
Most people work for corporations that are non-union. Salaries and benefits are driven by competition for the best employees.

Individuals are compensated based on their individual worth.

Ever talk to a classroom teacher about their feelings about being paid the same as a gym teacher or librarian who does a fraction of the work that they do?
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821702 Dec 13, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"nobama 2012"
They get a free ride because the good folks have Michigan have spoken thru their elected lawmakers. It is the law. They are doing what the law says is illegal.
You do not think before you post, do you?
Peace
KMA
A majority of Michigans are pro-union. There elected lawmakers are idiots. That's why the people are rioting.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821705 Dec 13, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
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You sick fckn baboon; 15 kids?? ANYONE breeding that much should have been sterilized long ago (especially if they cant afford them). Why do people who were responsible have to pay for this brood sow's "buyer's remorse"??
It is not her childrens fault. Why do you want to punish them?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#821706 Dec 13, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Fox taught us all that Romney was going to win in 2012.
MSM thought it would be Obama.
Who do you trust?
lol! The "news" organization of fox couldn't believe Romney lost.

..... so much for them only "reporting" the news!
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#821707 Dec 13, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
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Great response; "get rid of the inanimate tool that was stolen, not the criminal mutt that stole it".
Good thing dipshts like you are laughed at by policy makers. Guns will NEVER leave this country, if for no other reason so we can keep the negro on negro crime rate up at record-setting levels...
By 2016 possession of a firearm will be a crime.
ObamaRezcoDoddRe al Estate

United States

#821708 Dec 13, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The only "qualifications" required of union workers are the payment of union dues.
In fact, unions are a refuge for incompetent slugs.
Hey...I resemble that remark!

Smiley face

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#821709 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares? You're insignificant.
I just kicked your adolescent tush.

Your knee-jerk reaction is "Who cares?"

Hee, Hee. I rest my case:>

Go play in that corner I put you in.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#821710 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>By 2016 possession of a firearm will be a crime.
Opening your mouth is a crime right now.
Voluntarist

United States

#821711 Dec 13, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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"Obama should try (to ban guns)" in the sense that such a move would hasten the revolution.
Sorry about that.I've been thread surfing and didn't catch the satire.
One of the reasons why many people voted for Obama, the tree of liberty is due for some watering and they just want to get it on sooner rather than later.
LOL and those fools think that Obama has the popular vote!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821712 Dec 13, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Jeebus freakin' kryst. If you want to work without 'union interference', find a non-unionized job. Goddam, boy. It isn't difficult. They're everywhere.
Of course, they don't pay shit, but hey - it's your choice.
Free country and all of that.
:)
If people wanted to belong to labor unions as much as you seem to think, then union membership would be much larger and right-to-work laws would not matter.

Since: Dec 12

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#821713 Dec 13, 2012
ObamaRezcoDoddRe al estate

United States

#821714 Dec 13, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>By 2016 possession of a firearm will be a crime.
You'll be another Obama Muslim lover hiding in a brand new Mosque built by the Unions!
gun nuts

Lithia Springs, GA

#821715 Dec 14, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>By 2016 possession of a firearm will be a crime.
they will get all the ammo befor getting the guns.

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