Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1431412 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#821990 Dec 14, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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ok then, let's get rid of concealed carry. if you're going to live in fear let's at least wear the gun on the hip so we can put some fear into everyone else.
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all of you nutjobs should just step back for a few before you start the 2nd Amendment justification rhetoric.
No need to "justify" any part of the US Constitution, including the Second Amendment.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#821992 Dec 14, 2012
Eman wrote:
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It seems to me, caring for our mentally ill should be a bigger priority than gun control.
"Is shooting 18 children an over reaction?". Wtf does that mean? You've lost it.
Get rid of some of our 600+ billion annual military budget and maybe we can
Fenris the Archangel

United States

#821994 Dec 14, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
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TALL ORDER FO' YOU, APPARENTLY. YES, I'M SURE THERE A REAL OT OF GUYS WHO WISH THEY'D BEEN ABLE TO INTERVENE THIS MORNING, AN' YOU SEEM TO BE MOST OF THEM? BUT, THE TRUTH IS, YOU WEREN'T AND NEITHER WERE YOU. WOW, THAT'S CONFUSING... ANYWAYS, THE OBVIOUS TRUTH IS: NO ONE CAN DO ANYTHING ABOUT RANDOM VIOLENCE, NEE, ACTS OF "TERRORISM." SO, LET IT GO AND HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY. ALL OF YOU. WHEW.
Just "me here (LOL), but I will agree with you on that quarter: A very sad day indeed, nothing that can be explained or negated...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#821996 Dec 14, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
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WHO'S INNOCENT, CHRISTMAS CAROL? THE PRECIOUS CHILDREN? WHOSE PRECIOUS INNOCENT CHILDREN? JUST THE WHITE PRECIOUS CHILDREN OR ALL THE OTHER PRECIOUS CHILDREN? JUST AMERICAN PRECIOUS CHILDREN OR DOES IT INCLUDE IRAQI CHILDREN? THEY DON'T DO CHRISTMAS DO THEY? JESUS MIGHT NOT BE TOO HAPPY WITH THOSE KIDS, HUH? GUESS NOT.
We coined 'Christmas Carol' last year or the year before. You are new here so you get a pass, but just thought you should know. The oldies are goodies though.
Fenris the Archangel

United States

#821998 Dec 14, 2012
Homer wrote:
Why don't schools all have metal detectors or something? Don't they lock the school doors during school hours?
Its my understanding the murderer (a coward by the name of Ryan Lanza) was a former student/graduate, and was buzzed inside the building by school offcials (who were then killed). A very cowardly act....

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#821999 Dec 14, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
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You are actually one of the more thoughtful posters on the blue side, and deserve a REAL reply.
If you can answer my question tendered earlier, we will be at the heart of the matter. To wit:
I grew up in a region where EVERY household had a veritable arsenal, yet there was not ONE school shooting (or even a solitary act of violence involving guns).
What has changed?
When you grew up did they prescribe anti depressants every time someone got a hang nail?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#822000 Dec 14, 2012
Eman wrote:
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Why are you people so focused on the guns? We need to focus on the people who could do such a thing. A person did this. What was wrong with him?
Liberalism. Killed his mother and father.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#822001 Dec 14, 2012
Eman wrote:
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You have yet to call the shooter a nutjob. Says alot about you loony leftwingers.
and how far does one have to go to make that assumption that for most normal non-gun nut folks doesn't even need to be said.

some sane person killed 18 kids?

so what does that say about 'you'?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#822003 Dec 14, 2012
carol wrote:
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People are taking out their frustrations on others because something has to be different. The tension in the air is something most of us can tangibly feel. Only the insulated in their denial are whistling.
But three mass shootings in a little more than five months...something just isn't right.
However, no snake oil here. I actually heard myself say to my husband this afternoon that maybe we should buy a gun and get a concealed gun license.
If you knew me, you'd know how unusual it was for me to say that. I don't have any problem with gun ownership but never wanted to own one in my entire lifetime. It's astonishing that I would even suggest it.
However, I still don't want to own a gun.
When the economy finalizes it's collapsed it will get a lot worse.
Fenris the Archangel

United States

#822004 Dec 14, 2012
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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so everyone in a blue state is a liberal?????
maybe he was a fed up teabagger who couldn't cope with liberals...
more likely though this has nothing to do with politics except for those idiots who try and read political motives into it to make some strange idiotic point
That was a tongue-in-cheek post meant to point out the useless hypocrisy in the anti-gun nuts already posting. Who knows what motivated this psych? Here's his face book page; YOU be the judge... http://www.facebook.com/ #!/rlanza?fref=ts

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#822006 Dec 14, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Paul Izzo named as the kkkowardly kkkiller.
I was really hoping to avoid knowing his name, dammit. These wastoids don't deserve names - just numbers. They don't deserve grave markers, either.

JMO

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#822008 Dec 14, 2012
More responsible than guns

" "It is also interesting to note that in all the cases of school shootings, the kids responsible for the violence were taking SSRI medications, which are known to produce suicidal and homicidal "side effects." It is also known that these medications increase brain levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which, in high concentrations, can also act as an excitotoxin.""
Fenris the Archangel

United States

#822009 Dec 14, 2012
ChromiuMan wrote:
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Really? A den of leftists isn't at all the impression I've gotten in the CT forums. Maybe you should take a look at who spews the hatred..
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/newtown-ct/TK...
Btw, Sandy Hook El. is almost 90% caucasian.
http://k20.internet2.edu/organizations/37330
See post below....
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#822010 Dec 14, 2012
Has Fox News/rightwingers blamed Obama yet?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#822012 Dec 14, 2012
" In June 2001, a jury in Wyoming determined that the antidepressant drug Paxil caused a man to kill his wife, daughter and granddaughter before killing himself. The jury awarded the surviving family $8 million in damages, according to 'American Medical Publishing's Prescription Medicines, Side Effects and Natural Alternatives'."
carol

Oviedo, FL

#822013 Dec 14, 2012
I would like to offer a prayer to the families of those children if no one minds.

If anyone objects, please read no further.

God, bless the families of all those children - give them comfort and shelter from this storm and surround them with your supernatural love and the kind of peace that passes all understanding. May they know their precious child is safely in your hands and they will see them again. Help them to find a way to forgive so they can heal and become a blessing to others through your strength and your amazing grace. I pray this nation will seek your face and know that you are God and turn away from all wickedness. In Jesus' name. Amen.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#822017 Dec 14, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Get rid of some of our 600+ billion annual military budget and maybe we can
The 2 have nothing to do with each other. Quit being a bipshit.
Fenris the Archangel

United States

#822018 Dec 14, 2012
carol wrote:
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I agree that something is triggering this kind of violence. I believe it has something to do with the uncertainty of the future and fears that are mounting by those who are already troubled to begin with.
Some people actually believe the world as we know it will end on December 21. Probably the same people who believed it the last time.
But this kind of doomsday mentality coupled with a bleak economic outlook could be a factor. Just speculation.
I hope and pray these were two isolated incidences that just happened to occur within the same week.
No telling if that is the case or not. His facebook page reveals very little, although theatre and violent video games interests seem to be a strange juxtaposition....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#822019 Dec 14, 2012
Fenris the Archangel wrote:
<quoted text>
You are actually one of the more thoughtful posters on the blue side, and deserve a REAL reply.
If you can answer my question tendered earlier, we will be at the heart of the matter. To wit:
I grew up in a region where EVERY household had a veritable arsenal, yet there was not ONE school shooting (or even a solitary act of violence involving guns).
What has changed?
i grew up much the same. in the area where i now live it is still the same.

no, we didn't see such things when we were growing up. but your question will need some thought. the visceral reaction hits too hard right after you've picked up the grandkids from school. to say that i'm shaken is an understatement. so on the flip....i'm not going to hang around and watch the excuse brigade do their thing. i might 'overreact'.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#822020 Dec 14, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> His mother worked at the school. She has been found dead. Try to get stuff right.
That was a supposition before the details came , now get lost. This isn't about politics, 30 people massacred, you have serious issues

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