Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1457842 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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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:
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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:
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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?

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

Montgomery, AL

#823968 Dec 17, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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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...

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??


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

Location hidden

#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.

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.

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.

Montgomery, AL

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

Americans are in danger of being eaten...

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
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.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#823976 Dec 17, 2012
ole_47 wrote:
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Give us the run-down on Aspergers/autism....
Aspergers are basically the highest functioning of the autistic and often have higher IQ's than the so-called "normal" population. However, they are very rarely able to behave "normally" in social situations. They are more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators...if I were to practice psychiatry without a license, I might wonder if the mother was failing to admit that Adam was actually becoming schizophrenic.

Since: Oct 08

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#823977 Dec 17, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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Doesn't bother me in the least.
But then, I have the law on my side.
You and Carol share abject ignorance and enjoy beating dead horses.
Never bothers dead souls either. Slavery was once 'legal'. Lets make that 'legal' again?

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#823978 Dec 17, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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That is factually incorrect.
If so, then so is what this what you wrote:

"Taxes will increase for all Americans on January 1.

Republicans want to reduce taxes for all Americans on January 1."

Montgomery, AL

#823979 Dec 17, 2012
Democrats! We need your help...

BAN swingsets and slides NOW...

they kill!

Between 1990 and 2000
147 children were killed by playground equipment!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823981 Dec 17, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Republicans set the stage for all taxes to go up, why don't y'all have any sense of personal responsibility and ownership? Its a gross character flaw endemic in your party.
The Senate vote was 74-26. 6 Democrats and 19 Republicans voted against the bill.

Montgomery, AL

#823982 Dec 17, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Aspergers are basically the highest functioning of the autistic and often have higher IQ's than the so-called "normal" population. However, they are very rarely able to behave "normally" in social situations. They are more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators...if I were to practice psychiatry without a license, I might wonder if the mother was failing to admit that Adam was actually becoming schizophrenic.
You don't think the probabilty exists that a child could be tormented because of Asperger traits and lose control, possibly hurting someone?

Since: Dec 10

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#823983 Dec 17, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Tenzing wrote:
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Oh hey, and I found this for you regarding our exchange yesterday (the "Wild West" is often cited by libertarians in examples): ...
Hi Tenzing,
I dont' think you can compare the Wild West of the 1800's to modern society. The only country you could attribute the success of an armed citizenry is probably Switzerland, but it's certainly not foolproof. In Finland most people have guns too.
I liked this article and found it informative and worth contemplating:
The Stone December 16, 2012, 1:00 pm588 Comments
The Freedom of an Armed Society
As Michel Foucault pointed out in his detailed study of the mechanisms of power, nothing suits power so well as extreme individualism. In fact, he explains, political and corporate interests aim at nothing less than “individualization,” since it is far easier to manipulate a collection of discrete and increasingly independent individuals than a community. Guns undermine just that — community. Their pervasive, open presence would sow apprehension, suspicion, mistrust and fear, all emotions that are corrosive of community and civic cooperation. To that extent, then, guns give license to autocratic government.
Our gun culture promotes a fatal slide into extreme individualism. It fosters a society of atomistic individuals, isolated before power — and one another — and in the aftermath of shootings such as at Newtown, paralyzed with fear. That is not freedom, but quite its opposite. And as the Occupy movement makes clear, also the demonstrators that precipitated regime change in Egypt and Myanmar last year, assembled masses don’t require guns to exercise and secure their freedom, and wield world-changing political force. Arendt and Foucault reveal that power does not lie in armed individuals, but in assembly — and everything conducive to that.
You'd be surprised at how strict gun control was in the old west, it was nothing like the way Hollywood depicts it. That sense of community that he talks about, that's what exemplified life in the cattle and gold towns, and its that sort communal cooperation that libertarianism is really about. Scale is irrelevant, you live in a version of it if your community has covenants and conditions. Those C and C's had no government involvement in them right?

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