Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1234749 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#823750 Dec 17, 2012
proud2bwhite wrote:
Its a sad and sick thing to use the death of these children as a tool for a liberal agenda , but as it is ,the sick sad minds of liberals will not let a good tragedy go to waste.
not to worry. this usually happens....

NRA Sought Donations in Days After Colorado Shootings

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-07/nra-...
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#823751 Dec 17, 2012
DEMOCTATS to the rescue...

Save Americans from choking...

BAN HOT DOGS and PEANUT BUTTER!

"The National Safety Council reports that annually nearly 3,000 people in the United
States die from choking."

http://www.equipforequality.org/programs/abus...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#823752 Dec 17, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Raped at gun point? Regular people who need an assault rifle and a 100 round clip to feel safe should be banned...
Very revealing..... not a word about the rapist, just 'banning' people who choose to defend themselves. You're pathetic.

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#823753 Dec 17, 2012
ole_47 wrote:
DEMOCRATS to the rescue...
SAVE US...
from
Clothers Dryers!
BAN THEM NOW!
"...1998, the most recent statistics available, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that over 15,600 dryer fires occurred killing 20 people, injuring 370 more and causing over $75.4 million in property damage."
http://www.provac-chimney-sweeps.com/home-saf...
The problem with your logic, or lack of it, is that you won't recognize a limit regarding what weapon is reasonable for a citizen to possess. Should we all be able to own rocket launchers, tanks, hand grenades, atomic bombs???
A line has to be drawn somewhere, assault weapons cross the line.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#823754 Dec 17, 2012
Murdoch Calls For Gun Reform While Fox News Demonizes Gun Reform

On Saturday, Murdoch took a swipe at the president: "Nice words from POTUS on shooting tragedy, but how about some bold leadership action?"

The irony here is that if Murdoch didn't own Fox News, Fox News hosts would denounce him for trying to "politicize" the Newtown shooting. That's what Murdoch's team did two weeks ago after NBC sportscaster Bob Costas spoke for 60 seconds during the halftime of an NFL game and addressed America's "gun culture" in the wake of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killing his girlfriend and then driving to the local football stadium and shooting himself in front of his coach.

The morning after his comments, Fox targeted Costas for a full-on barrage of criticism, denouncing him for having the audacity to broach the topic of gun violence. Costas was "kind of a coward" in the way he made his comments, which were possibly fueled by his own "political ambitions," according to Fox.

The message from Fox to Costas was unmistakable: Sit down and shut up about guns. But now, as Newtown prepares to bury 26 victims, Murdoch's lashing out at "politicians" and the "POTUS" for failing to lead on gun reform?

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/12/17/murdo...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#823756 Dec 17, 2012
For Fox News, It's Never The Right Time To Discuss Gun Violence

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/12/03/for-f...
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#823757 Dec 17, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
not to worry. this usually happens....
NRA Sought Donations in Days After Colorado Shootings
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-07/nra-...
YOU....YOU are responsible!

Fatalities...from TVs or furniture falling on people...
176

CLEAN UP your ACT mister!

http://www.cpsc.gov/library/foia/foia11/os/ti...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#823758 Dec 17, 2012
though maybe this time it'll be different....

NRA's Facebook page disappears after Connecticut school shooting raises anger

The National Rifle Association touted having 1.7 million 'likes' on the social media site the day before Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Since then, the pro-gun group apparently deactivated its page and stopped tweeting.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nra-...

no fundraising? run and hide. even more telling.
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#823760 Dec 17, 2012
Evil....Evil...television...

don't watch it...

secure it!

13,700 ER visits because of falling televisions (product instability) between 2008 and 2010

http://www.cpsc.gov/library/foia/foia11/os/ti...
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#823762 Dec 17, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem with your logic, or lack of it, is that you won't recognize a limit regarding what weapon is reasonable for a citizen to possess. Should we all be able to own rocket launchers, tanks, hand grenades, atomic bombs???
A line has to be drawn somewhere, assault weapons cross the line.
I'm on a roll...

Dryers kill!

PROTECT the feeble from being killed=BAN clothers dryers!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#823763 Dec 17, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
The right invented the "liberal conspiracy" and its true that the louder the right got the left did respond in kind but in the end, y'all invented left-wing media. The emergence of right-wing "news" and the left's response has destroyed news in this country.
You don't know what I read and your assumption is retarded. I get headlines on the commute from NPR, then I peruse Cato, Reason, the Economist, Mises, etc. I even read al Jazeera on occasion (this will elicit yet another retarded response because you don't know what al Jazeera really is). Have fun!
www.dailystar.com.lb/

al Jazeera light.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#823765 Dec 17, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
On April 28, 1996, a gunman opened fire on tourists in a seaside resort in Port Arthur, Tasmania. By the time he was finished, he had killed 35 people and wounded 23 more. It was the worst mass murder in Australia’s history.
Twelve days later, Australia’s government did something remarkable. Led by newly elected conservative Prime Minister John Howard, it announced a bipartisan deal with state and local governments to enact sweeping gun-control measures. A decade and a half hence, the results of these policy changes are clear: They worked really, really well.
At the heart of the push was a massive buyback of more than 600,000 semi-automatic shotguns and rifles, or about one-fifth of all firearms in circulation in Australia. The country’s new gun laws prohibited private sales, required that all weapons be individually registered to their owners, and required that gun buyers present a “genuine reason” for needing each weapon at the time of the purchase.(Self-defense did not count.) In the wake of the tragedy, polls showed public support for these measures at upwards of 90 percent.
What happened next has been the subject of several academic studies. Violent crime and gun-related deaths did not come to an end in Australia, of course. But as the Washington Post’s Wonkblog pointed out in August, homicides by firearm plunged 59 percent between 1995 and 2006, with no corresponding increase in non-firearm-related homicides. The drop in suicides by gun was even steeper: 65 percent. Studies found a close correlation between the sharp declines and the gun buybacks. Robberies involving a firearm also dropped significantly. Meanwhile, home invasions did not increase, contrary to fears that firearm ownership is needed to deter such crimes. But here’s the most stunning statistic. In the decade before the Port Arthur massacre, there had been 11 mass shootings in the country. There hasn’t been a single one in Australia since.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/crime/2012/12/16/g...
Hmmmm ...

What the article fails to mention is that now Australia is an authoritarian police state similar to Stalin's USSR ... Oh wait, that was in The Onion.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#823766 Dec 17, 2012
Save a child… Ban Hollywood!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#823767 Dec 17, 2012
ole_47 wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU....YOU are responsible!
Fatalities...from TVs or furniture falling on people...
176
CLEAN UP your ACT mister!
http://www.cpsc.gov/library/foia/foia11/os/ti...
i don't install TVs.

anything there on projector screens?

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#823768 Dec 17, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>These idiots and the idiots on right-wing hate radio are perfect examples of why the 1st amendment need to be looked at more closely and perhaps revised.
No it doesn't, want to affect a change? Start petitions for religious organizations to put pressure on Westboro. Protest their gatherings like many organizations already do. Organize boycotts of the sponsors of idiots like Rush, that's what'll get it done.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#823770 Dec 17, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmmm ...
What the article fails to mention is that now Australia is an authoritarian police state similar to Stalin's USSR ... Oh wait, that was in The Onion.
so Murdoch really has sunk his claws into Australia?

oh wait, that was story on KOS.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#823771 Dec 17, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
It's right and good that a president speak on behalf of a grieving nation at a time like this.
What was disconcerting to me was the campaign-like applause by those in attendance when the president was introduced to address the families and the nation.
It was not a time to be introduced as if at a political rally or the audience to clap like performing seals this time.
It was a somber time that needed no introductions and for the audience to respectfully remain silent.
That really bothered me.
The first responders received the same level of applause. Didn't they show that part on Fox?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#823773 Dec 17, 2012
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text>he did not have an asault rifle.
Are you equally proud to be a retard??

"As new details emerge, the scope of the horror expands. Lanza apparently sprayed two classrooms at the school with relentless fire from a semi-automatic assault rifle.

It was a massacre, and most of the victims were first-graders. Autopsies on the bodies of the children reveal that many, if not all, had been shot multiple times.

"I only did seven of the autopsies," medical examiner Wayne Carver said. "The victims I had ranged from three to 11 wounds a piece, and I only saw two of them with close-range shooting."
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#823775 Dec 17, 2012
DEMOCRATS help us!

evil bar B q grills...

send 20,000 to the ER....

WE NEED legislation NOW!!!!!!!

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story...

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#823776 Dec 17, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Ironically, the president talked of children as being a vital part of ourselves with their very first cry. In actuality, every parent knows they become a vital part of ourselves when hearing the heartbeat for the very first time and seeing them moving around in the womb on a sonogram. He spoke of children being "suddenly exposed to the world, to possible mishap or malice, and every parent knows there’s nothing we will not do to shield our children from harm"...except suction them out with a vacuum or pierce the back of their neck with a sharp object upon delivery if they are an inconvenience.
A beating heart and moving limbs doesn't constitute a living human being apparently. Millions of these unborn lives will never even have a first cry because they aren't shielded from malice or harm.
That bothered me too.
I knew it was coming. Shamelessly using this tragedy to push your pseudo-religious agenda.

Sheesh!

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