Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263625 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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Lincoln Duncan

United States

#823550 Dec 16, 2012
GOPidiots wrote:
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The nutty evangelicals are the base. Look at the states where Tea Party candidates were elected to state offices. What did they legislate? Vaginal probes, personhood amendments, and defunding planned parenthood. You are stuck with them.
GOP divided between libertarians, evangelicals and moderates afraid to come out of the closet.
In the end the Bob Dole types may regain control of the party.
Feel Reagan would feel ashamed of this party
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#823551 Dec 16, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Interesting article about Asperbergers syndrome children. They certainly seem to be volatile time bombs....
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/i-am...
Obviously the shooter was insane - there's no other meaningful way to define the mental state of someone who murders people at random, let alone little kids. It's not possible to know what kind of chaos or hatred was swirling around in that mind that produced these actions, but one thing is 100% certain for me: It had nothing whatsoever to do with having Asperger's, if indeed it is the case that he had that condition. Maybe the isolation and difficulty communicating deprived him of social supports that help other people cope with life, but I can't comprehend an autistic-spectrum disability being the actual cause of such actions.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/15/1170...

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#823552 Dec 16, 2012
devin_heiburgh wrote:
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Are you Jewish?
Are you Methodist?
sonicfilter

Noblesville, IN

#823553 Dec 16, 2012
Elections Matter: The President Will Get What He Wants

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/elections...

that would be a bipartisan headline.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823554 Dec 16, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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AGAIN: its already been conceded here that the Mother was an irresponsible gun owner, and that a lot of people (including her) paid with their lives at the hands of yet another video game-addicted, goth freak.
I've never shot a human being in my life; how is there "blood on my hands"?
Ban video games and Goth behavior.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823555 Dec 16, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Libertarians had a 3rd party candidate this year.
Republicans are party of the abortion issue, abortion issue voters... often first last and always. Also anti gay...
You might do better in the Libertarian party,... just saying
No. We either change the Republican Party or form a Conservative Party.

Libertarians are clowns.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#823556 Dec 16, 2012
When I asked my son’s social worker about my options, he said that the only thing I could do was to get Michael charged with a crime.“If he’s back in the system, they’ll create a paper trail,” he said.“That’s the only way you’re ever going to get anything done. No one will pay attention to you unless you’ve got charges.”

I don’t believe my son belongs in jail. The chaotic environment exacerbates Michael’s sensitivity to sensory stimuli and doesn’t deal with the underlying pathology. But it seems like the United States is using prison as the solution of choice for mentally ill people. According to Human Rights Watch, the number of mentally ill inmates in U.S. prisons quadrupled from 2000 to 2006, and it continues to rise -- in fact, the rate of inmate mental illness is five times greater (56 percent) than in the non-incarcerated population.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/i-am...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823557 Dec 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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Causing undo and unnecessary duress on grieving parents and families is harmful.
Yell fire in a crowded theater and see what happens. That, too, creates undo and unnecessary duress. It, too, is harmful.
It is also illegal.
Common sense dictates "harmful speech". Complacency allows it.
Many would say that calling abortion "murder" is harmful speech.

Many Christians detest the evangelical fringe element.

But then, you folks on the evangelical side believe that you are the only "Christians."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823559 Dec 16, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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In actuality, both how and why are VERY valid questions. We already have gun laws on the books prohibiting disturbed people from having access to firearms. That is why the investigation is ongoing.
You also didnt answer how you stretched your argument to include me and everyone else in the "culapablity" column. As I said, I've never committed a gun crime, and I wont accept any of the blame for the activity of a small group of deviant freaks....
Do we have laws requiring medical personnel to identify "disturbed people" so as to eliminate their access to firearms?

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#823560 Dec 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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I proposed several explanations. Callousness towards our own species and the unborn was just one of them.
Of course, we could just be reaping what we have sown not only because of this but the other explanations.
What do you think is causing such senseless violence among our young people?
I've been asking the same question and its not limited to young people. Don't think our perpetual state of war might have anything to do with it do ya?

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#823561 Dec 16, 2012
ole_47 wrote:
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Are you a Jewish lawyer?
Are you an Episcopalian lawn care technician?

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#823563 Dec 16, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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I agree with you all drug prohibition should be ended, but for entirely different reasons (ie I am not a drug user). Legislating morality is an impossible task, and the legalization and taxation of users would possibly allow for actual worthwhile humans to avoid the rampant Gvt taxation/theft we see today....
That's the same reason, I don't use drugs either and couldn't even if they were legalized.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823564 Dec 16, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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He needed an assault rifle to commit this crime. I am not for taking guns away from citizens .... assault rifles should be out of bounds
Assumes facts not in evidence, particularly with the accepted practice of "shelter in place."

If school personnel were instructed to "run like hell" for the exits instead of hiding in closets, then you might have a point.

Schools need to rethink the entire "lockdown" concept.

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#823565 Dec 16, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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It is the ultimate hypocrisy that ardent leftists are absolutely willing and eager to kill innocent humans via abortion (and I am decidedly NOT pro-life), yet absolutely ABHOR the thought of imposing capital punishment on heinous killers (including mass shooters). Perhaps it would be more palatable to the left to think of the Connecticut school massacre as a "retroactive abortion" 6 years after the fact.....
"Eager"???

What a buffoon.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823566 Dec 16, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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You are obviously inexperienced wth firearms, so let me help you out. Had these devates used shotguns, the death toll would be much higher under the circumstances......
True. This nutjob actually wasted a lot of time and ammunition by shooting each victim numerous times. One shotgun blast at kids in a closet would have been more efficient.

This was a really sick individual who would have killed regardless of the law.

Of course, all this is just another assumption.

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#823567 Dec 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Disagree
History disagrees with you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823568 Dec 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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I agree. And anyone else who has some compassion. Most of us assume the law has an element of compassion and common sense. Apparently, it doesn't.
As a side note, the father of the soldier who was subjected to this groups' jeers while burying his son took it to court. He lost and was stuck with $13,000 worth of legal fees to boot. O'Reilly paid the legal fees out of his own pocket.
Westboro Baptist Church is little different at the core from many other fundamentalist churches. If you take the Bible literally, you're potentially dangerous.

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#823569 Dec 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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No. We either change the Republican Party or form a Conservative Party.
Libertarians are clowns.
I know because we actually want less government which is absurd to a right winger like you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823570 Dec 16, 2012
carol wrote:
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It's time we all looked in the mirror and asked ourselves what happened to the next generation and why.
It's a problem stemming from our society. We're doing something wrong. We're numbing and desensitizing our children. And no one is doing anything to change it.
Each of us can only be responsible for our own children.

I may disagree completely with the way others raise their children, and I most certainly do, but it's none of my business.

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#823571 Dec 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Assumes facts not in evidence, particularly with the accepted practice of "shelter in place."
If school personnel were instructed to "run like hell" for the exits instead of hiding in closets, then you might have a point.
Schools need to rethink the entire "lockdown" concept.
They did run.

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