Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1458656 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: Nov 11

United States

#824314 Dec 18, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the right to bear arms is protected by the Constitution, but what type of weapon and where and how it can (and can't) be used and owned can be regulated. Where do we start? We get the assault weapon ban that sunsetted during the Bush era reinstated. We stop permitting the sale of extended magazines that permit these monsters to fire hundreds of rounds of death just as fast as they can pull a trigger. We unify background checks throughout the nation, and we close the gun-show loophole that permits unlicensed sellers to peddle their wares without so much as showing a driver's license in some states. All of these are just common sense. None of these laws impedes the right of a safe and legal gun owner.

The NRA and the gun lobby are at the core of most of this bloodshed. Not the rank and file. I've spoken to many, many NRA members who share my views on safe and sensible gun laws. It's the gun lobby hierarchy that crafts and distorts the message and conversation to make it all about America, the Constitution and whatever other drivel they can make up to keep their coffers and political influence fat and their paranoid and fear-driven propaganda flying. They are insidiously evil entities that make the tobacco lobby look like the Make-A-Wish campaign by contrast.

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/artic...

in the last 20 minutes i've read 8 stories that sound similar.

FOX doesn't stand a chance.
Guns do not kill, they stop killers!!!

I wonder why policemen carry guns?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#824315 Dec 18, 2012
Stoneman wrote:
<quoted text>
It's easy to spot liberal crap. Anytime they spew about gun control, they tend to bring up the term "assault weapon".
What the hell is an "assault weapon"? I know a good deal about guns, but "assault weapon" means nothing. To a liberal, it means "a scary looking gun". Which is why the "assault weapon" ban that expired years ago is not around-- it couldn't be enforced because there is no definition for "assault weapon".
But that's the Liberal Way. Pass laws that make people feel better and less afraid, even if they are pointless. Like having every airline passenger take off his shoes at the airport.
Bought some Sudafed over the weekend, my wife has a cold. Since liberal kids are cooking so much meth these days, a customer can't buy Sudafed without going to the pharmacy and having their driver's license scanned. The last thing you have to do before they give you the decongestant is sign a statement that says "I promise ONLY to use this product to stop my sniffles".
Like if I WAS going to cook meth with it I wouldn't sign that form.
Ah, liberal influence is everywhere.
Red States, Meth States

We have already done an article on the fact that the red states take more federal dollars than the blue states. They are the true welfare queens. But still there is a misguided belief by many on the right that liberal states and people are the “freeloaders”. Well, if that wasn’t enough, we now find that meth usage is more prevalent in the red states.

http://www.reasontopia.com/red-states-meth-st...

take another swing at it.
Repeal the 2nd Amendment

Virginia Beach, VA

#824316 Dec 18, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
If those teachers had CCW permits, they could have taken down the animal. But the Gun Control Sheep would rather have everyone cower inside of closets to await their certain deaths instead. Cowards. Nothing but except the bull by it's horns Cowards.
I will support the NRA to save us all from Cowards.
The NRA is a domestic terrorist organization. NRA members are nothing more than domestic terrorists. Their members advocate overthrowing the U.S. Government. Their members advocate assassinating the President. Their members advocate a national rebellion. The NRA is a domestic terrorist organization that should be watched very closely by the Dept. of Homeland Security.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#824317 Dec 18, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
James Dobson: Connecticut Shooting Linked To Gay Marriage
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/17/jame...
do they think that all of a sudden we'll all go: OH NO, the hypocrites are right!
they're driving people away from religion with their holier than thou rhetoric. as anyone who belongs to the Tea Party knows, if you move your mouth and nothing comes out that anyone wants to hear, no one will pay attention.
Cue Carol, another set of marching orders awaits.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#824318 Dec 18, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
If we as a society focused more on trying to prevent unwanted pregnancies by educating and societal pressure, there might not be so many unwanted kids.
Adoption is almost a thing of the past in this country. Childless couples are adopting foreign children because it's much easier.
Something is wrong with that.
Night.
If we as parents focus more on teaching our kids the value of
1) self-control,
2) delayed gratification, and
3) strong personal boundaries

not to mention showing them we love them SO MUCH there's no need for them to replicate themselves, until they are mature enough to be parents, rather than as a substitute for the love missing from their lives,

We'd be taking a step in the right direction.

Societal pressure only results in shaming, blaming, and self-hatred. We have quite enough of that already.

JMO
RUSH10ME

Mechanicsville, VA

#824319 Dec 18, 2012
Repeal the 2nd Amendment wrote:
<quoted text>The NRA is a domestic terrorist organization. NRA members are nothing more than domestic terrorists. Their members advocate overthrowing the U.S. Government. Their members advocate assassinating the President. Their members advocate a national rebellion. The NRA is a domestic terrorist organization that should be watched very closely by the Dept. of Homeland Security.
GFY obama 2016 you are a name changing unamerican liberal POS I hope you are acosted by a armed criminal and the 2nd to the last thing that goes through your head is where is a law abiding citizen when you need one.
Repeal the 2nd Amendment

Virginia Beach, VA

#824320 Dec 18, 2012
John Galt wrote:
Any "assault weapon" ban should also apply to all law enforcement agencies. There is no reason for the police to have weapons not available to the general public.
London's "Bobbies" don't carry guns and their gun crime rate is very low. Why? Because England has a total gun ban.
foodstamper 2012

United States

#824321 Dec 18, 2012
professor dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Gonna be okay with raising your taxes to pay for them, patriot?
And this is about your tenth posting in a row referencing homosexual relations.
Just do like your mother and swallow that semen proudly.
Guud newz!

Your $32k in taxes iz gon beye meez a 06 Escalade
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#824322 Dec 18, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Cue Carol, another set of marching orders awaits.
watching 'them' march in circles is a real hoot.

at some point you just start feeling sorry for the FOXbots. sometimes i really do wish i could feel their pain.

;-)
foodstamper 2012

United States

#824323 Dec 18, 2012
Repeal the 2nd Amendment wrote:
<quoted text>The NRA is a domestic terrorist organization. NRA members are nothing more than domestic terrorists. Their members advocate overthrowing the U.S. Government. Their members advocate assassinating the President. Their members advocate a national rebellion. The NRA is a domestic terrorist organization that should be watched very closely by the Dept. of Homeland Security.
Boyee!
Obama pronuswd me Madden football fo ktismas if i votez fi hem!

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#824324 Dec 18, 2012
Repeal the 2nd Amendment wrote:
<quoted text>There are so many nuts out there because Ronald Reagan kicked them all out of the mental health institutions.
No he didn't.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#824325 Dec 18, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Guns do not kill, they stop killers!!!
I wonder why policemen carry guns?
so they can be assured that a criminal won't hold back on the ammo?

i think most criminals have figured out that a knife is a waste of time.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#824326 Dec 18, 2012
the bottom line....

Wall Street, Invested in Firearms, Is Unlikely to Push for Reform

Updated

Following the publication of this column, which was critical of the role of private equity firms’ ownership of gun manufacturers, Cerberus announced that it was planning to sell its stake in Freedom Group.“It is apparent that the Sandy Hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level,” Cerberus said in a statement on Tuesday.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/wall-s...
Repeal the 2nd Amendment

Virginia Beach, VA

#824327 Dec 18, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Police do not belong in schools, spying on people. Most police officers lack the appropriate education and demeanor to interact with children on a daily basis. Allowing this leads to surrender of our rights, like the muggers who work for the TSA.
Armed security can be provided at much lower cost using existing school personnel with appropriate training.
You want our schools protected by "rent-a-cops"? They're dumber than the NRA gun nuts. That's why they're not real cops. They couldn't cut it as real cops. Maybe the schools should hire Blackwater USA for security. You're an idiot.
OUR EVIL GOVERMENT

Louisburg, NC

#824328 Dec 18, 2012
Worthless gun control laws
If all those idiotic gun control laws passed by silly liberals really worked, then we could sleep at night with the doors unlocked and we could walk down the street witout worry. But crinimals don't abide by any kind of laws, so gun control is a stupid idea put forth by liberal idiots and supported by idiot journalists—Guest Spurwing Plover

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#824329 Dec 18, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
So...you see keeping your legs shut and acting responsibly as being insults?
How about drinking and driving?
Or...Made your bed, now sleep in it?
Charity begins at home and not in Washington?
Or "When the Pizza Rises, you get a piece"?
I see you ladling 'responsibility for actions' all over women, without even mentioning the role men play in pregnancy - we don't get pregnant all by ourselves, dood. If men kept their barn doors closed, women with 'open legs' would use dildoes more often. No sperm - no baby. Keep that thing in your pants.
Repeal the 2nd Amendment

Virginia Beach, VA

#824330 Dec 18, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The U.S. Constitution is timeless, not to be changed by isolated current events.
However, a ban on military-style weapons may be appropriate, provided that it does not ban commonly used hunting rifles. The legislation should be very specific, with no latitude for bureaucrats to define the weapons.
The U.S. Constitution is a living breathing document subject to revision. Remember, slavery and racial discrimination were once constitutional.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#824331 Dec 18, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
No he didn't.
Reagan did indeed shut down the state mental hospitals in Ca., turning the responsibility for the mentally ill to the counties. His plan failed.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#824332 Dec 18, 2012
The challenge for the antigun-control side was put well by Mr. Scarborough, who said Monday that he had changed his view of the gun debate as a question of individual rights versus government control, and now sees it as an issue of public safety. There are no rights granted by the Constitution that are so absolute that they erase concerns about public safety and welfare.

There is reason, this time around, to hope that both parties can shake off the N.R.A. Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York pointed out on Sunday that the lobby had failed to defeat Mr. Obama this year. And Representative John Yarmuth, a moderate Democrat from Kentucky, said:“The National Rifle Association has spent untold millions of dollars instilling fear in our citizens and our politicians. I believe it is more rational to fear guns far more than the illusory political power of the N.R.A.”

In fact, poll after poll has shown that N.R.A. members themselves are not opposed to measures like criminal background checks on gun sellers and gun buyers.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/opinio...

so cops need guns because of criminals?

and it seems the gun lobby thinks criminals need guns because of cops? for once i'm at a loss. can one of you criminal lovers help me out?

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#824333 Dec 18, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
The White House Pigs are up to it again. They celebrate Islamic Holidays there with Muslims while dissing any American Christian leaders and now this at Christmastime. That's my house, too, they're desecrating.
They probably passed out free mint-flavored condoms at the door, too. Sick as hell.
Newser - Marine Proposes to Partner at White House: http://tinyurl.com/brotwfp
You see a marriage proposal as a desecration?

How very Christian of you.
Will you be marching with the Phelps family, at the memorial services of KIA soldiers as well?

...shaking my head...

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