Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1262640 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

#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.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#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.
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#823573 Dec 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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I truly hope that this tragedy will result in the reintroduction of the assault weapons ban; it will be a start. No one needs an assault weapon. We should all write to our congress person.
We need a compromise on this, second amendment yes but machine guns no. If cool heads prevail
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#823574 Dec 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Westboro Baptist Church is little different at the core from many other fundamentalist churches. If you take the Bible literally, you're potentially dangerous.
Agree
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#823576 Dec 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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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."
Youre on a roll, agree
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#823577 Dec 16, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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We need a compromise on this, second amendment yes but machine guns no. If cool heads prevail
Yes

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#823580 Dec 16, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Cmon tubbs; dont go all "jiggly" on me. The left is as ardent pro-choice/abortion rights as they are anti-gun. If you deny that, you are a liar as well...
Yes they are but that's not what you said. You said they love abortion or something to that effect. That's insanely stupid.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823581 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.....
If the Connecticut shooter had been captured alive, folks like lily would still be opposed to capital punishment. They might even give him mental illness or juvenile points, or blame his mother and let him off easy.

Witness the fact that the Fort Hood mass murderer is still abusing the justice system, instead of facing swift justice.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#823582 Dec 16, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Have you only ever read just that one post of mine?
My outrage is with the government's phony "war" on drugs. Ready to end it or are you another of those right-wingers who demands the government make all their decisions for them?
Hey pal, you voted for big government, not me. So what do you suggest, legalize and regulate, a legal free for all, legalize and tax? What's the difference? Colorado is already feeling the effects of legal pot. We have to quit treating illegal guns and illicit drug use as illnesses or minor offenses. Who, in this country, is afraid of being disciplined? I'll tell you, NO ONE. From adolescence to the grave, law breakers have little or nothing to fear. Parents can't discipline and the system won't. Until that changes, it won't matter whether we're Democrat, Republican, or Libertarian.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#823583 Dec 16, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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Like he said, Saddam not only never attacked the USA, he was our ally until 1989. DUH
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB82/
We sold him the chemical weapons he used against his own people. That's why Bush didn't like to talk about that. Either father Bush or son Bush.
We invaded a soverign nation with the flimsiest of excuses. We had no murtual defense treaty with Kuwait. There was no reason to invade Iraq. It made the USA international war criminals. To this day, there are nations that will arrest Bush or Cheney if they set foot in their borders.
We lost the war - badly.
there were no WMD's, in spite of your ignorant claims, which even Bush admitted to.
Go back to your TIC talk. You obviously know nothing about any of it, you methhead.
SO...let's SIMPLIFY it then.

There either WERE WMD's or there were not.

Look up the word SOVEREIGN-no wait I'll post it--

adjective
5.
belonging to or characteristic of a sovereign or sovereignty; royal.
6.
having supreme rank, power, or authority.
7.
supreme; preeminent; indisputable: a sovereign right.
8.
greatest in degree; utmost or extreme.
9.
being above all others in character, importance, excellence, etc

NOW get another CLUE-

August 2nd 1990

At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq's tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait's defense forces were rapidly overwhelmed, and those that were not destroyed retreated to Saudi Arabia. The emir of Kuwait, his family, and other government leaders fled to Saudi Arabia, and within hours Kuwait City had been captured and the Iraqis had established a provincial government. By annexing Kuwait, Iraq gained control of 20 percent of the world's oil reserves and, for the first time, a substantial coastline on the Persian Gulf. The same day, the United Nations Security Council unanimously denounced the invasion and demanded Iraq's immediate withdrawal from Kuwait. On August 6, the Security Council imposed a worldwide ban on trade with Iraq.

THEN- the UN SANCTIONED-Operation Desert Storm -

Thus began a two-phase operation to counter the Iraqi moves. The first phase was Operation Desert Shield, designed to shield Gulf states. The second was Operation Desert Storm, the United Nations–sanctioned action to drive Iraq from Kuwait.

Military actions for Desert Shield proceeded rapidly. By 7 August, elements of the Eighty-second Airborne Division and U.S. Air Force fighter planes were en route to the Gulf. Britain, France, Egypt, and Syria launched parallel actions, while other nations sent small forces to the area.
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If you actually READ some REAL HISTORY, you would then realize-Saddam had ALSO prior-STOLEN oil from Kuwait, and refused to pay/give it back, because his own nation of Iraq was INSOVEREIGN, UNable to pay Kuawait back for the oil, due to his OWN MISHANDLINGS in his dictatorship...which is why he chose instead, being the rogue, insane Dictator that he was--to INVADE Kuwait.

Had Saddam NOT broke his OWN nation, then invaded Kuwait because of it-WE, and OTHER nations would've never had to go there to START with!!

HOW Flipping IGNORANT can ones like you be??????????
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#823585 Dec 16, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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I doubt there will ever be conclusive evidence one way or the other, but I also find it interesting that the author of the Huff story was written by the MOTHER of an Asperbergers child, while the kos link you posed is written by someone actually afflicted with the syndrome. I certainly lean towards the veracity of the Mother's assessment of the serious volatility of the condition....
It's important not to label all children or adults with Asbergers or autism as violent, or potential killers. Parents of these children face difficult challenges, I would guess that Lanza had some sort of psychotic breakdown, perhaps schizophrenic. We may never know what happened, the father and brother are cooperating and computer records have been subpoenaed.
Nevertheless, no one needs an assault weapon
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823586 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.
Drop that sh*t and they are all Democrats at the core.

The Republican base is fiscal conservatives, not the religious nutjobs. Time to gear campaigns to that reality and the turnout will improve.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823588 Dec 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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I truly hope that this tragedy will result in the reintroduction of the assault weapons ban; it will be a start. No one needs an assault weapon. We should all write to our congress person.
Senator Feinstein (D-CA) wants to push an assault weapons ban.

Call back when she agrees to dismiss all her armed security personnel.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#823590 Dec 16, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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If you carry a gun all day, you're either a paranoid freak (likely), or it just makes you feel like a man (also likely).
As for the rest, it's all bullshit. L:ike everything else you've done here for years with various sockpuppets, all you know how to do is lie and make up stupid stories.
You live in a trailer park outside of Tuscon. You're not fooling anyone.
GO walk through a ghetto by yourself, to have to make an HONEST living-- with nothing but thieves and thugs drooling on every corner-and then say that-clueless loser NUTCASE.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823592 Dec 16, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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...
The kid in this story belongs in a secure institution. A misguided judicial system leaves a criminal charge as the only option.

Or you can let the kid go free and become a mass murderer.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823594 Dec 16, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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While I agree on the former wholeheartedly, "good luck". No bans whatsoever will arise out of this (or any other) crime.
Banning video games would also increase academic performance by an order of magnitude.

That crap is a cancer on society with absolutely no redeeming virtues.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#823595 Dec 16, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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You [prove what a lowlife scum you are with every post.
BTW, my state is #4 in median income.
Your state is #30. Nuff said, you piece of trash.
HONEST JOBS for honest people are wonderful things.

Even if they require packing a knife in your sock, for SELF protection, to get dinner...30+ years ago in CT.
JusttheFacts

Russellville, KY

#823597 Dec 16, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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We need a compromise on this, second amendment yes but machine guns no. If cool heads prevail
I believe there has only been ONE person owning a legal full automatic (machine gun) that ever used it in a crime. Very few with a Concealed Carry Permit have ever used a gun in a crime. It would help if the people that want more gun laws new the difference in guns and what they are talking about.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823598 Dec 16, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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I know because we actually want less government which is absurd to a right winger like you.
Yet you support raising taxes to maintain the size of government instead of emphasizing cutting government programs.

Many conservatives would support tax increases coupled with significant budget cuts to move toward a balanced budget.

However, in the current environment, the "fiscal cliff" is preferable to Obama's ridiculous plan.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#823600 Dec 16, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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You dont have the cash OR the cajones to fly from a shthole like Conneticunt, so drop your retarded fantasies.....:-)
Hey, where you calling a chithole, mental midget?

(you reallly don't want to go there now-pot kettle black instigator)

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