Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1480049 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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Since: Sep 10

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#823955 Dec 17, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>your right, its starting to come out about the Lanza's personal life which I heard today and she was from New Hampshire originally and was raised around guns and she made tragic mistake teaching a mentally ill person how use a firearm and I do believe that the Lanza's were Republicans from the Northeast but Republicans from the Northeast are more socially Pseudo Liberal than the Average Republican and that is what this poster sliver203 in 2007 even stated which he is right when he posted.
Southwestern Connecticut is among the most conservative areas in New England - mostly fiscally - but would be considered more socially liberal to those in the south and the heartland. Westport leans more liberal but still has a good percentage of conservatives.
The very wealthy towns of Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Ridgefield and Wilton vote overwhelmingly Republican. If you can't afford homes in these towns (the median price being close to or over $1m in most of the "Gold Coast" area), then other very conservative communities in SW Connecticut are Southbury, Oxford, Middlebury, Shelton, Easton, Monroe, Newtown, Seymour and Brookfield. These towns are also more fiscally conservative than socially, and prices are cheaper than those in lower Fairfield. Still, most of these communities are within a 30 minute drive to Bridgeport and Norwalk.
If you don't want to live among Liberals, then Connecticut may not be the place for you. Even the conservatives here, as I stated before, lean more left than your average American Republican.
As for eastern CT (Groton area), the towns there are generally more liberal than further west. I believe the vast majority of Middlesex, New London and Tolland Counties are very liberal.
I guess it all depends on what you can afford. If you want a conservative community and can afford the price tag of $800k and up, consider Greenwich, Darien and Wilton. If prices in the 500s are more realistic for you, then consider Southbury, Newtown or Oxford where you can get more house for your money.
http://www.city-data.com/forum/connecticut/21...
You did a good job of defining CT demographics.

The richer the town, them more Republiclown it leans.

As you say, the Gold Coast is very Republiclown.

And CT Republiclowns have little in common with Red State Republiclowns.

It's a fairly liberal state, and a wealthy one. As you said, Repubs here would be Dems in Red states.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823956 Dec 17, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you that poor of a shot? Need to go spend some time at the range or get yourself a shotgun.
No, just want nothing left of the guy but a pile of mush.

Send a message.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#823957 Dec 17, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Apparently, he was home schooled by his mom--sounds more like namE all the time--but that would have been in high school. You would have to assume that he was not treated with all kindness and compassion by a school full of adolescents, but, again--first graders in an elementary? Just makes no sense.
I read differently, that he had attended high school in that district and also had attended a nearby community college for a while.

Also read where the high school officials had expressed concerns to Adams mom about his well being. He was definitely frail, could he have been bullied.

I guess eventually we'll learn all the details.

Since: Sep 10

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#823958 Dec 17, 2012
ole_47 wrote:
<quoted text>
Give us the run-down on Aspergers/autism....
Hasn't your doctor explained it to you, or did you forget??

Must be the aspergers..........
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823959 Dec 17, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
No, I did not report it. Both had thought they were acting in a safe manner. In both cases, a lesson was learned.
Both could have been prevented by some training. That was my point.
That makes you just as bad as GOPIdiots, ignoring a crime committed in your presence.

Your moral compass is truly f*cked up.

What happens when your criminal neighbor kills someone? Call for a gun ban?
ole_47

Montgomery, AL

#823960 Dec 17, 2012
Democrats....oh Democrats...

We need legislation to protect us from....

FOOD....

Organic food 8 times more likely to expose us to

"... E. coli bacteria (0157: H7)."

KILLER food Liberals...act now...not later!

"... E. coli 0157: H7 in 1996 and estimated that it is causing (d) at least 250 deaths per year in the United States alone."

http://www.cgfi.org/2002/06/the-hidden-danger...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823962 Dec 17, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Under Obama's plan. all Americas are eligible for a tax cut.
Now what?
That is factually incorrect.
ole_47

Montgomery, AL

#823963 Dec 17, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>In my case, it afforded me the chance to have two beautiful sons. Had I not had a life-saving abortion, I'd be dead, with no progeny.
In the case of MOST abortions, it affords the woman the security of knowing she will not be afflicted with the myriad of health problems, some of which are life-threatening, that even a healthy normal pregnancy can (and routinely does) cause.
But I'm guessing you already knew that.
At least you did not curse at me...

I am a world class statistics person...

I pull them out of my fwee Iphone...

Since: Aug 11

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#823964 Dec 17, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
You did a good job of defining CT demographics.
The richer the town, them more Republiclown it leans.
As you say, the Gold Coast is very Republiclown.
And CT Republiclowns have little in common with Red State Republiclowns.
It's a fairly liberal state, and a wealthy one. As you said, Repubs here would be Dems in Red states.
that is why Mitt Romney is the way he is.

Since: Dec 10

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#823965 Dec 17, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
<quoted text>
Issue has changed since 1973.
Pregnant women email their sonogram with the name of the child.
Who decides is the issue.
Not the people who hate the 47%
The woman decides.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823966 Dec 17, 2012
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) announced Monday that she will appoint Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) to the Senate.

Scott will replace Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who is leaving the chamber in January to head up the conservative Heritage Foundation.

“It is with great pleasure that I am announcing our next U.S. senator to be Congressman Tim Scott,” Haley said.“I am strongly convinced that the entire state understands that this is the right U.S. senator for our state and our country.”

Sen.-designate Scott, 47, will become the only African-American currently serving in the Senate and the first black Republican to serve in the upper chamber since the 1970s. He will also be the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#823967 Dec 17, 2012
carol wrote:
If those poor sweet innocent children had been aborted in the same vile and inhuman way, no tears would have been shed by this president.
We all know it. But apparently, I'm the only one who will say it. And I will not back down from saying it.
Legalized abortion is a moral blight on a civilized society and we can never expect anything good to come of it.
In fact, we lost our way precisely in the late 1970s - when abortion became the law of the land.
We are, in fact, reaping what we have sown.
Carol, last name Phelps? http://www.thisismyabortion.com/

Tell us all more about your teaching and medical credentials--we all really believe you, really, really we do...
ole_47

Montgomery, AL

#823968 Dec 17, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Hasn't your doctor explained it to you, or did you forget??
Must be the aspergers..........
You don't know the rules of rhetoric do you?

know your audience...

Asperger is austism...

Why don't you read up on Aspergers before you make a bigger idiot of yourself...

http://www.autism-society.org/about-autism/as...

Since: Sep 10

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#823969 Dec 17, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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No, it doesn't. He wasn't always home schooled. He went to that school for a reason, I hope somehow, the family or computer records can discover it.
I think he had attended that school when he was young, but I heard that in Newtown, and don't know for sure.

Don't know, but I hear he wasn't picked on, but kids like him are acutely aware they don't fit in. Thart's why they look at the floor.

I heard Nancy had gone to the school when he was a child and she didn't like the program he was in.

Think she took him out of school in Jr. High.

Don't know if they'll ever figure out why THAT school was stuck in his head for all these years..........

Where did the hatred come from?? He shot her 'several' times in the head. How does one do that to his mother??

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Boomtown Rats made a song about this sort of thing some years ago (1979), called "I don't like Mondays", about a school shooting;

"" According to Geldof, he wrote the song after reading a telex report at Georgia State University's campus radio station, WRAS, on the shooting spree of 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer, who fired at children in a school playground at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, California on 29 January 1979, killing two adults and injuring eight children and one police officer. Spencer showed no remorse for her crime and her full explanation for her actions was "I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day". The song was first performed less than a month later. Geldof explained how he wrote the song.""

Since: Sep 10

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#823970 Dec 17, 2012
The Brits, even in 1979, saw how damaged American society is.

Thirty three years later, it's even worse.

And the gun culture is responsible..........

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#823971 Dec 17, 2012
ole_47 wrote:
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How much security does aborting a baby afford you????
That would obviously depend on just how imminent death would be from the life threatening condition... you seem to have gone so far to the right, you've come up miles to the left of logic.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#823972 Dec 17, 2012
not future NRA members....

A group of boys wearing Newton sweatshirts enter the funeral for six-year-old Jack Pinto at the Honan Funeral Home near Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Monday, Dec. 17.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/p...

remember how after 9/11 some of us started in on Muslims living in this country?

this is the gun nuts 9/11. why should overreaction be limited to the right? and their under-reaction in this case will be dully noted and dismissed.

Since: Sep 10

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#823973 Dec 17, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>that is why Mitt Romney is the way he is.
Yes!!
ole_47

Montgomery, AL

#823974 Dec 17, 2012
Democrats weed need your attention!

Americans are in danger of being eaten...

BAN CAPTIVE BIG CATS!
LEGISLATE CAPTIVE BIG CATS!
SEND ALL these wild animals to sensitivity training to INSTRUCT them NOT TO EAT humans!

they are hungry and eating people!

21 Proud americans were killed by big cats between 1990 and 2011

http://www.rexano.org/Statistics/Captive_big_...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823975 Dec 17, 2012
When liberals drive the economy into the crapper, sooner or later conservatives will be called to the rescue:

TOKYO - Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) surged back to power in an election on Sunday just three years after a devastating defeat, giving ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a chance to push his hawkish security agenda and radical economic recipe.

Exit polls by television broadcasters showed the LDP winning nearly 300 seats in parliament's powerful 480-member lower house, while its ally, the small New Komeito party, looked set to win about 30 seats.

That would give the two parties the two-thirds majority needed to over-rule parliament's upper house, where no party has a majority and which can block bills, which should help to break a deadlock that has plagued the world's third biggest economy since 2007.

An LDP win will usher in a government committed to a tough stance in a territorial row with China, a pro-nuclear energy policy despite last year's Fukushima disaster and a potentially risky prescription for hyper-easy monetary policy and big fiscal spending to beat deflation and tame a strong yen.

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