Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1346112 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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carol

Orlando, FL

#824128 Dec 17, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You just won't be happy until everyone is packing heat.
We'd be more unhappy if only criminals and gang members were packing heat.

How is taking guns away from law-abiding citizens to protect themselves going to stop that?

Anyone who has the intent on causing damage or harm can just look on the internet to learn how to make a bomb.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#824130 Dec 17, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
I watched the entire memorial service last night. When the president was introduced and received an exuberant round of applause, it was disconcerting because the families as well as the nation are grieving. There was no place for applause.
"carol"
Have to agree with you. Went to Mass that was in honor of those who died in this horrible tragedy. It was completely non political. The priest spoke highly of president nobama and his reaction to the disaster. At no time did those attending break out in applause. Those at the service did not go there to applaud the loving, they went there to mourn the loss of life.
As you probably know I am certainialy not a supporter of the president but I respect his reaction to this event.
Peace
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#824133 Dec 17, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
We'd be more unhappy if only criminals and gang members were packing heat.
How is taking guns away from law-abiding citizens to protect themselves going to stop that?
Anyone who has the intent on causing damage or harm can just look on the internet to learn how to make a bomb.
"packing heat..."
you been listening to "gansta rap"or what?
this is rather urban slang, also on the web

Doubt if law abiding citizens need assault riffles

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#824134 Dec 17, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
And you should mind your own business.
You want to be a moral judge?? Go look into the evil within the Catholic Church, from top to bottom. Clean up your own house before passing judgement on others, you old fart.
"nutsucker"
You come thru as expected. With nothing!!! What you do best. "carol" or anyone else has every right to opine on abortion/murder or any other topic. I comment when stoopidsonofabitches like you tell folks to shut up.
Are you feeling well? Several posts in a row and you have not claimed to run anyone off? The only thing you run off is your mouth.
Peace
KMA
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#824135 Dec 17, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Just like your obama math, you're an idiot. You're too damn stupid so you call me a weasel. Typical liberal
President Obama with a majority both times.
You Lost
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#824136 Dec 17, 2012
GOPidiots wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you willing to PAY for all those extra babies if Roe were to be overturned?
What gratitude.

I gotta pay for your foodstamps...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#824137 Dec 17, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
What are you doing here??
Didn't you learn??
We all know you're an idiot, have nothing but nonsense to say, and have been proven wrong in all your predictions, much like the Flake.
So let's compare;
Bush lost by half a million votes in 2000. He got 271 electoral votes to Gore's 266.
Obama got 4 MILLION more votes than Rmoney, and 332 electoral votes, to Romney's 206.
As you like to say, you took a real bad shellacking on Nov. 6th.
The end of the Tea Party, as well.
Now go away.
"nutsucker"
One more time you lied. The thing you do best. You just claimed you ran "DBWriter" off. As I said the only thing you run off is your mouth.
Peace
KMA
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#824138 Dec 17, 2012
Rupert Murdoch Wants Stricter Gun Laws After Newtown, But Fox News Doesn’t Get the Memo

While Ailes’s network said it wasn’t the right time to talk about legislation, Murdoch had no hesitation. Within hours of the attack, he took to Twitter to call for an automatic-weapons ban.“Terrible news today. When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons? As in Oz after similar tragedy,” he wrote, referring to Australia’s move to ban assault weapons in 1996 after a man used two semiautomatic rifles to kill 35 people and wound 21. That massacre came six weeks after the horrific mass school shooting in Dunblane, Scotland, in which sixteen children and one adult were murdered.(Despite Murdoch's plea, automatic weapons are already illegal in the United States; Adam Lanza used semiautomatics.)

As a global media mogul, Murdoch's newspapers and television networks have the power to shape public opinion. Already there are signs that parts of Murdoch’s empire are adopting the boss’s position. Today's New York Post cover, fronting a photo of Obama, declared, "ENOUGH!" In London, where gun culture is decidedly outre, the cover of the Sun screamed, "END THE LUNACY." Murdoch "is obviously very affected by what’s gone on," News Corp. executive vice-president Joel Klein told me. "I think most rational people would think there’s no place for assault weapons. I don't think it's complicated." He said that Murdoch will continue to advocate for gun-control policies.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2012/12/...
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#824139 Dec 17, 2012
Ban beds liberals...

They send 450k folks to the ER...

Legislate! Legislate!

Solve all your troubles by passing a law!

http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#824141 Dec 17, 2012
2010....

Terrorists who want to buy guns have friends on Capitol Hill

Is the NRA a terrorist organization?

By George W. Bush's standard -- you're either with us or against us in the fight against terrorism -- NRA chief Wayne LaPierre should be just a few frequent-flier miles short of a free ticket to Gitmo right about now. Seems he and the rest of the gun lobby are fighting for terrorists' right to buy firearms.

The Bush administration urged Congress to pass a law barring people on the terrorist watch list from buying explosives and guns. The gun lobby objected. Now the Obama administration is urging Congress to pass the same legislation, and the gun lobby continues to object.

..... The NRA, restating its opposition to the bill a few months ago, said it is all part of a conspiracy by "politicians who hate the Second Amendment" and who "think that more gun owners can be placed on the list over time." At Wednesday's hearing, a representative of the conservative Liberty Coalition made a similar argument: "The bill should be titled the Gun Owners Are Probably All Terrorists Act."

Faced with a choice between conspiracy theories and the testimony of the heroes of Times Square, it was no surprise that pro-gun Republican senators on the committee such as Tom Coburn (Okla.), John McCain (Ariz.) and John Ensign (Nev.) declined to participate in the hearing.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

Dixon, CA

#824142 Dec 17, 2012
Breaking news!!! nut sucker and other gay liberal men have now sucked over 300 men's cocks in order to get them to turn in their guns. we should all tip our hats to this great display of patriotism....

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#824143 Dec 17, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama with a majority both times.
You Lost
Thst's a random reply to my post. Btw, i wasn't running

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#824144 Dec 17, 2012
GOPidiots wrote:
<quoted text>
And in the next breath you will whine about all the kids on food stamps and free lunch.
Are you wiling to shell out more taxes for all the extra babies if your fantasy of Roe being overturned comes to fruition?
Of course not - their fantasy is that women will just magically stop being sexually active, UNLESS they're
a) married
and
b) want children.

All other sexual activity of women is evil, don'tcha know, and women must 'accept the consequences' of being 'sluts' whether we want to be parents or not.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#824145 Dec 17, 2012
The price of the Second Amendment

The editors of the conservative National Review respond to calls for increased gun control -- overrepresented, they say, by "the media of the coastal, urban Left" -- with a rather stunningly candid argument:

On Friday, the president promised “meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” We doubt that something like this is possible, in a way consistent with the principle and the fact of the Second Amendment. If the possibility of terrors like Newtown are a reminder of why we need politics, their reality is a reminder that politics can do only so much.

Deconstruct that caveat: "We doubt that something like this is possible, in a way consistent with the principle and the fact of the Second Amendment." Or, preventing more tragedies might be possible, but it is not possible unless you repeal the Second Amendment, which you cannot do. Thus, therefore, ergo: The tragedy in Newtown, Conn., is a price that is paid for protection of the Second Amendment.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/12/t...

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#824146 Dec 17, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The price of the Second Amendment
The editors of the conservative National Review respond to calls for increased gun control -- overrepresented, they say, by "the media of the coastal, urban Left" -- with a rather stunningly candid argument:
On Friday, the president promised “meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” We doubt that something like this is possible, in a way consistent with the principle and the fact of the Second Amendment. If the possibility of terrors like Newtown are a reminder of why we need politics, their reality is a reminder that politics can do only so much.
Deconstruct that caveat: "We doubt that something like this is possible, in a way consistent with the principle and the fact of the Second Amendment." Or, preventing more tragedies might be possible, but it is not possible unless you repeal the Second Amendment, which you cannot do. Thus, therefore, ergo: The tragedy in Newtown, Conn., is a price that is paid for protection of the Second Amendment.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/12/t...
Newtown Connecticut is the result of failed gun control laws against law abiding citizens.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

Dixon, CA

#824147 Dec 17, 2012
Breaking news!!!

Instead of taking a common sense approach which would yield immediate dividends by having 1 or 2 key staff members in each school take a CCW class and carry a concealed weapon, gay leftist liberals nationwide still pursue unattainable gun prohibition.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

Dixon, CA

#824148 Dec 17, 2012
You know, because it makes more sense to try to confiscate 300,000,000 guns (mainly from law abiding citizens) then to actually take positive action that might do some good. It's a perfect example of liberal logic ....

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#824149 Dec 17, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Ever wonder why they call it poliTICS?(aside from the obvious given meaning).
Give me humble and realizing of ones own limitations of being merely human any day. To vault any one person to a position of some sort of all knowing "God-like" figure is in itself, sickening...almost have to feel sorry for opotus at other times too, because of some of that type of thing that has went on. How unfair (and WARPED) is THAT to any one person as well.
I hope the media (or politics) will not impose any further hurt, on those already suffering the worst hurt imaginable, imposed by someone else, and not anything of their own doings, and may they find some sort of comfort and strength in knowing that many indeed, truly mourn with them.
A minute percentage of the media coverage is informative and helpful. The rest is commercial gratuitous kerrap. It's like an Oprah Winfrey Special: 101 Ways To Grieve For Christmas! With Special Guest PeeWee Herman!

This morning, I saw a reporter for one of my regional TV Stations standing in -- Newtown, CT! Imagine every local TV Station in America being represented in that poor grieving community today. The hotels are full with them and their camera crews. The streets are packed with vans bristling with microwave antennas. Restaurants kitchens can't keep up. And the sewer system is straining under the load.

And, next, they will probably hire helicopters to record the upcoming funerals. This is a media carnival with a thousand Carnival Barkers holding microphones. All of the families affected are numb right now. Wounds are being rubbed with salt and I don't think that parents and relatives will realize it until weeks and months afterward when they wake up one morning in the eerie silence of their grief feeling naked to the world.

Later, around noon, I once again, for the umpteenth time, saw the Boy Messiah plying his trade. I had the mute on so I turned the volume back on in rage. He was pushing his Royal Cheapness once again but - worse - the media had piped in soft, sad background music! I am not kidding! The Jerk-In-Chief has a Funeral Director Czar in his cabinet, too! One Life To Live sent him a few scriptwriters pro bono. That TV was turned off.

But later on this evening, I did see some tasteful presentations in regard to the making of angels in Newtown, CT. Dr. Oz, for example, had some good observations along with his guests including an FBI Profiler and Dr. Drew. Dr. Drew Pinsky pointed out that we as a culture have become to believe that judging people is somehow bad. He forcefully and affirmatively stated that, yes, we do have the right and even the duty to judge people's behaviors. I couldn't agree more.

When someone here on Topix suggests that the cultural food being fed to our youth is bad for their diet(you are what you eat), the Liberal hayseeds show up with a million cheap lol's, bring up the burning of Elvis albums, book burnings, Leave It To Beaver and a thousand other irrelevant juvenile contributions.

Punk Rock, Goth, Grunge, Rap, Shoot 'Em Up Gory Games all contribute to a cheapness, a devaluing of Life. Compare today's American culture those of, say, the Orient with Buddhism, Family as the center of Universe, Zen, Chi, respect, reverence, mystery.... and we wonder why Newtowns, Columbines or Aurora, Colorado killings are happening?

(yawn) and here come the Gun Control Nuts. Simple minds demand simple solutions. Let's all hold hands and sing an Obama Song of stupidity. We can do it on TV.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#824150 Dec 17, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>My point, dear carol, is your point reversed.
Sometimes you out-hypocrite yourself.
When you were pregnant and people asked how the baby was doing, did you correct them and call it a fetus?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#824153 Dec 17, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
You know, because it makes more sense to try to confiscate 300,000,000 guns (mainly from law abiding citizens) then to actually take positive action that might do some good. It's a perfect example of liberal logic ....
The obama administration is perfectly fine with drug cartels having assault rifles.

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