Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1235983 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

#826513 Dec 20, 2012
Does A Speaker Survive This?

The likely truth is that John Boehner never had the votes to cut a deal with President Obama. Any deal. Not a grand bargain of deficit reduction. Not a piecemeal deal that might have lessened the blow of all the Bush tax cuts expiring on Jan. 1. Nothing.

If thatís true, as I strongly suspect it is, then, yes, the last six weeks since the election have been a tour de force of kabuki theater. His Plan B was probably, in that scenario, his last ditch effort to escape this fiasco without having to admit that he never had the votes. Now that has failed, too, after a desperate 11th hour attempt to cajole, whip and bludgeon his Republican Members into voting for it.

It is easy to overreact to these things in the moment, to overread them. But Speaker Boehner just put it all on the line. The entire nation was watching, and he was exposed. He knows it. His conference knows it. Anyone left in Washington who had doubts about this speakerís clout now knows it, too. In a parliamentary system, he would resign and his party would elect a new leader. We donít do it that way here Ö usually. But itís hard to see how Speaker Boehner continues from here ó or why he would want to.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/12...
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#826514 Dec 20, 2012
GOPidiots wrote:
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If those kids are so much happier now,where they are, then you should rejoice everytime an abortion is performed. You're all twisted.
Lol
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#826515 Dec 20, 2012
Republicans: Donít Get Outbid On Taxes

Stop Being The Stupid Party

In other words, Democrats really are pressing for some tax cuts that Republicans are not.

This should never, ever happen to any competent Republican.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/12/20/republican...
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#826516 Dec 20, 2012
carol wrote:
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No, I think that young man's heart was hardened and those precious children are happier where they are than here. It's just sad for their parents and their families who are left to grieve and miss them so terribly.
Wow, you're really a Westboro church member, sick in the head. I hope someone says that to you if your daughter gets murdered
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#826517 Dec 20, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
In a stunning defeat, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) called off a vote Thursday night on his Plan B to avert the fiscal cliff, citing a lack of support from his own party.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/b...
They're putting the screws to Boehner
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#826518 Dec 20, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Many Christians do not believe that pile of crap.
Thank you
carol

Orlando, FL

#826519 Dec 20, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Uh okay, so God didn't create the bacteria known as Cholera? Is Cholera pre-post Garden of Eden or post Jesus, when exactly was Cholera introduced into God's plan?
Cholera is a bacteria found in poor water sanitation successfully treated with oral rehydration salts and cholera vaccines.

So, you see, God created the medicinal components in nature to combat our own negligence. Safe water and sanitation again falls back on man to take care of what God has created.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#826520 Dec 20, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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They're putting the screws to Boehner
maybe one of the tea party nuts will take his place.

then we'll really see some gridlock.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#826521 Dec 20, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Wow, you're really a Westboro church member, sick in the head. I hope someone says that to you if your daughter gets murdered
might we suggest she'd be happier somewhere else?
carol

Orlando, FL

#826522 Dec 20, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I watched the Carl Sagan series 'Cosmos' on PBS when I was young. I now have it on dvd. Anyway, in one part of the series they recreated the earth as it was back when it had first form into an actual planet. Then they introduced a spark (lightning) into the picture. Amino acids (building blocks of life) formed on the glass inside. There you go.
Sorry, but I don't go. Scientists can re-create natural phenomenon by re-creating what they did not create to begin with, i.e. lightning. They can just re-create that too. "Re-create" being the key word.

One amino acid in a controlled and contained environment doesn't re-create the miracle of all life on the planet or the mysteries of the universe.
carol

Orlando, FL

#826523 Dec 20, 2012
flack wrote:
Well to day is the last day of school so in the next 12 days may not be on here much. New life starts after the first of the year so won't be on much then either. But I will pop in from time to time. Anyway Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year if I don't make it back on. It has been a pleasure debating the issues and the laughs.
If you're reading this, sorry to see you go, flack.

Hope you make it back on more often than not. If not, may God bless you and your children in the New Year and the years ahead.
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#826525 Dec 20, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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might we suggest she'd be happier somewhere else?
Hilarious!
I'm with Lily on this one.
I think Carol is pulling our leg and laughing as she posts. No one could actually BELIEVE that stuff.
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#826529 Dec 20, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Republicans: Donít Get Outbid On Taxes
Stop Being The Stupid Party
In other words, Democrats really are pressing for some tax cuts that Republicans are not.
This should never, ever happen to any competent Republican.
http://www.redstate.com/2012/12/20/republican...
There are competent Republicans? Who knew!!
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#826532 Dec 20, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, but I don't go. Scientists can re-create natural phenomenon by re-creating what they did not create to begin with, i.e. lightning. They can just re-create that too. "Re-create" being the key word.
One amino acid in a controlled and contained environment doesn't re-create the miracle of all life on the planet or the mysteries of the universe.
Absolutely terrifying that you actually taught 5th graders Science.
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#826535 Dec 20, 2012
GOPidiots wrote:
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Hilarious!
I'm with Lily on this one.
I think Carol is pulling our leg and laughing as she posts. No one could actually BELIEVE that stuff.
You really do blame the spoon for shoving the ice cream into your fat stomack don't you?????
carol

Orlando, FL

#826536 Dec 20, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Wow, you're really a Westboro church member, sick in the head. I hope someone says that to you if your daughter gets murdered
The scientific world has begun to study near death experiences because there have been so many reported cases.

Many come back disappointed and even angry. They wanted to stay where they were because of an indescribable peace and love that surrounded them.

These precious children are there now too. I promise you, they are. That should be a comfort to all of us. Why are you so angry?

We cry because of their shortened lives with their families and loved ones and we share their overwhelming grief. But these children would be the first ones to tell them and us not to cry. We will know what they know soon enough. Life is very short. No matter how long we live. They just know more than we do now.
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#826537 Dec 20, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Republicans: Donít Get Outbid On Taxes
Stop Being The Stupid Party
In other words, Democrats really are pressing for some tax cuts that Republicans are not.
This should never, ever happen to any competent Republican.
http://www.redstate.com/2012/12/20/republican...
Its about time we mailed you a blanket...
carol

Orlando, FL

#826538 Dec 20, 2012
GOPidiots wrote:
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Absolutely terrifying that you actually taught 5th graders Science.
Why? Which scientist created the physics and elements that created the natural phenomenon of lightning?

5th grade science isn't as advanced as you seem to think.
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#826540 Dec 20, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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might we suggest she'd be happier somewhere else?
Where do indians go after you die?
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#826541 Dec 20, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Thank you
Where are you going after you die?

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