Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1431714 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#830107 Dec 28, 2012
The "fiscal cliff" talk is all BS for the networks to cover slow news days. Nobody knows or cares.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#830108 Dec 28, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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If it got down to it, I would. Thirty PLUS years of WORKing to EARN my keep never bothered me a bit.
Then I'd set up a WORK program for the lifelong slackerTics, to EARN their keep daily, and milk cows as needed for old people.
It's down to it already. I have two goats, and am working on getting enough grazing land for a cow.

Working has been my modus operandi for 36 years. There's not been a day of my life I haven't worked at something, whether or not I collected a paycheck for it.
TheIndependentMa jority

Lexington, KY

#830109 Dec 28, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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All products and services should be based on the free market, without government interference. Milk is not an essential product and a drastic increase in price will result in a significant reduction in demand. Prices will then decline.
To hell it's not essential. Damn you'd starve out babies and not think anything about depravation to the bone matter of people in older years wouldn't you. Geez.
Shame on you!

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#830110 Dec 28, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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The period isn't reflective of how the government of the United States works.
How about this permutation:
January, 2001, total public debt 5 trillion dollars.
dot-com bust
Arab jihad declares a global war against the United States
January, 2007, total public debt 8 trillion dollars.(+3 trillion dollars; 0.5 trillion per year average)
Democrats take control of all the purse strings of the government of the United States.
January, 2012, total public debt 16+ trillion dollars.(+8 trillion dollars; 1.6 trillion dollars per year average)
January, 2007, annual deficit 0.16 (that's zero point one six) trillion dollars. The average annual deficit since the Democrats took control of all the purse strings of the government is ONE THOUSAND PERCENT MORE THAN THE DEFICIT THE REPUBLICANS TURNED OVER TO THEM.
And, now, the Democrats propose a government that is impossible to pay for.
So, answer this question:
Where are you going to get the money from to pay for the Obama government?
What's the matter? Can't you twist the data to support your Big-Spending Republicans?

No, you can't and that's your sorry lot.

No matter how you slice it, Bush increased spending in his first term 45% and Obama increased it 8% in his first term and you want people to believe that Republicans are the GOOD guys???

Sux to be you dudn't it?
Topic Reminder Service

New Britain, CT

#830111 Dec 28, 2012
Topic Reminder Service (TRS) is a publicly-funded non-political organization founded to update Forum Users with accurate factual reminders. This particular Topic could be - indeed has been - deemed out-of-date or "dead" since November 4th, 2008. However, persuant of common OPINION, it has remained one of the more-popular Topix to this day. At this point in time, over four years after the topic's origin and considering none of the facts will change for another four years (making for an estimated eight-year lifecycle), TRS is presenting the following reminders of FACT-

Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on August 4, 1961, he served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000.

He began his presidential campaign in 2007, and in 2008, after a close primary campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic party primaries to receive the presidential nomination. He then defeated Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is the first two-term Democrat POTUS since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win two presidential elections with a majority of the popular vote.

On February 17, 2009, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787,000,000,000 economic stimulus package aimed at helping the economy recover from the deepening worldwide recession, thereby continuing an economic aid policy first instituted under the preceding (Republican) President George W. Bush.

Domestic policy items include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act AKA Obama Care, signed into law on March 23, 2010. In May 2012, he became the first sitting U.S. president to publicly support legalizing same-sex marriage. Sixteen years earlier, in 1996 as a candidate for the Illinois state senate, Obama had said that he was in favor of same.

Notable foreign policy items include the draw-down of troops in Afghanistan and the end of military operations in Iraq as of August 31, 2010. On March 16, 2011, he authorized the U.S. Military to engage in air strikes against Libya's governmental air defense capabilities in order to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly zone. On May 1, 2011, Obama authorized a "surgical raid" by United States Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan, resulting in the death of international terrorist and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the seizure of papers, computer drives and disks from bin Laden's compound.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#830112 Dec 28, 2012
carol wrote:
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Poor Homer. He's like the lovable but confused uncle in the family.
Guess that makes you the snuff-dipping, doily crocheting, maiden aunt, with 40 cats, and unshakeable opinions...

;)
TheIndependentMa jority

Lexington, KY

#830113 Dec 28, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>It's down to it already. I have two goats, and am working on getting enough grazing land for a cow.
Working has been my modus operandi for 36 years. There's not been a day of my life I haven't worked at something, whether or not I collected a paycheck for it.
We still have milk sold in stores here. Goats stink in warm weather, why large farms are good places for them.
But chickens are okay, I like to watch them eat--and fresh eggs can be good--a gooood source of PROTIEN-an important component (even more important than previously considered, according to some very recent reports) for over all good HEALTH.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#830114 Dec 28, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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To hell it's not essential. Damn you'd starve out babies and not think anything about depravation to the bone matter of people in older years wouldn't you. Geez.
Shame on you!
Cow's milk is HORRIBLE for human babies. Causes all kinds of intestinal problems, and doesn't contain necessary nutrients.(There's a reason why women produce our own milk for our children.)

Besides, the level of artificial hormones, and disease organisms, in today's milk is cancerous at best.

Shame on you.
TheIndependentMa jority

Lexington, KY

#830115 Dec 28, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
What's the matter? Can't you twist the data to support your Big-Spending Republicans?
No, you can't and that's your sorry lot.
No matter how you slice it, Bush increased spending in his first term 45% and Obama increased it 8% in his first term and you want people to believe that Republicans are the GOOD guys???
Sux to be you dudn't it?
America has a SPENDING problem-on BOTH sides of the partisan fences.

And we did NOT start the wars...we just got SUCKERED in.
krissy

Tacoma, WA

#830116 Dec 28, 2012
Topic Reminder Service wrote:
Topic Reminder Service (TRS) is a publicly-funded non-political organization founded to update Forum Users with accurate factual reminders. This particular Topic could be - indeed has been - deemed out-of-date or "dead" since November 4th, 2008. However, persuant of common OPINION, it has remained one of the more-popular Topix to this day. At this point in time, over four years after the topic's origin and considering none of the facts will change for another four years (making for an estimated eight-year lifecycle), TRS is presenting the following reminders of FACT-
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on August 4, 1961, he served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000.
He began his presidential campaign in 2007, and in 2008, after a close primary campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic party primaries to receive the presidential nomination. He then defeated Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is the first two-term Democrat POTUS since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win two presidential elections with a majority of the popular vote.
On February 17, 2009, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787,000,000,000 economic stimulus package aimed at helping the economy recover from the deepening worldwide recession, thereby continuing an economic aid policy first instituted under the preceding (Republican) President George W. Bush.
Domestic policy items include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act AKA Obama Care, signed into law on March 23, 2010. In May 2012, he became the first sitting U.S. president to publicly support legalizing same-sex marriage. Sixteen years earlier, in 1996 as a candidate for the Illinois state senate, Obama had said that he was in favor of same.
Notable foreign policy items include the draw-down of troops in Afghanistan and the end of military operations in Iraq as of August 31, 2010. On March 16, 2011, he authorized the U.S. Military to engage in air strikes against Libya's governmental air defense capabilities in order to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly zone. On May 1, 2011, Obama authorized a "surgical raid" by United States Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan, resulting in the death of international terrorist and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the seizure of papers, computer drives and disks from bin Laden's compound.
What part of posting on Topix requires public funding? Just curious...
TheIndependentMa jority

Lexington, KY

#830117 Dec 28, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Guess that makes you the snuff-dipping, doily crocheting, maiden aunt, with 40 cats, and unshakeable opinions...
;)
Why are you attacking people that aren't even on to defend themselves, sticking your nose in where it has no business... especially taking low level pops at those that have said nothing to you?

Guess that makes you the Topix Ignotard?
TheIndependentMa jority

Lexington, KY

#830118 Dec 28, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Cow's milk is HORRIBLE for human babies. Causes all kinds of intestinal problems, and doesn't contain necessary nutrients.(There's a reason why women produce our own milk for our children.)
Besides, the level of artificial hormones, and disease organisms, in today's milk is cancerous at best.
Shame on you.
ALL My TEETH LOVE it, And so do my bones!!!
Children have survived MANY years, healthy, drinking milk.

And besides, What doesn't cause "cancer" these days.
For example-Nothing worse than a bunch of nasty looking vienna "sausages" made of left overs--with discolored bands running all through 'em. Talk about disgustingly GROSS and with out ANY intrinsic worth...now that's nasty beyond nasty.

Do you have eating disorders?
krissy

Tacoma, WA

#830119 Dec 28, 2012
NURSE JANET wrote:
Don't any of my buds be offended if I fail to answer, I'm noticing "post removed" around me again, so I might be about to be sh!tcanned.
If so, kisses, and see you soon!
I'll reply to this one for you, just to put it on the record.:)
TheIndependentMa jority

Lexington, KY

#830120 Dec 28, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Cow's milk is HORRIBLE for human babies. Causes all kinds of intestinal problems, and doesn't contain necessary nutrients.(There's a reason why women produce our own milk for our children.)
Besides, the level of artificial hormones, and disease organisms, in today's milk is cancerous at best.
Shame on you.
But do enjoy your goat milk...just don't expect the rest of America to follow suit.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#830121 Dec 28, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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To hell it's not essential. Damn you'd starve out babies and not think anything about depravation to the bone matter of people in older years wouldn't you. Geez.
Shame on you!
Check your facts.

Very few adults drink any milk except a little with cereal. I stopped drinking milk as soon as I had the courage to tell my parents that I hated it.

There are better ways to get calcium.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#830122 Dec 28, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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America has a SPENDING problem-on BOTH sides of the partisan fences.
And we did NOT start the wars...we just got SUCKERED in.
Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq attacked us so tell me again how we didn't start it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#830123 Dec 28, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq attacked us so tell me again how we didn't start it.
Afghanistan provided sanctuary for Al Qaeda to launch the 9/11 attacks on the US. Our response against Afghanistan was clearly justified.
TheIndependentMa jority

Lexington, KY

#830125 Dec 28, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Check your facts.
Very few adults drink any milk except a little with cereal. I stopped drinking milk as soon as I had the courage to tell my parents that I hated it.
There are better ways to get calcium.
You check yours....I LOVE milk. Always have. No quicker or easier way to get calcium. Pour and go. REALLLY good in smoothies too!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#830126 Dec 28, 2012
Ban Subways?

NEW YORK (AP)- For New York City, it wasn't an unusual sight: a possibly mentally ill woman pacing and mumbling to herself on an elevated subway station platform.

The woman eventually took a seat on a bench Thursday night, witnesses later said. Then, without any warning or provocation, she sprang up and used both hands to shove a man into the path of an oncoming train.

As police sought on Friday to locate the unidentified woman, Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged residents to keep the second fatal subway shove in the city this month in perspective. The news of the horrific death of 46-year-old Sunando Sen, who was from India and lived in Queens, came as the mayor touted drops in the city's annual homicide and shooting totals.

"It's a very tragic case, but what we want to focus on today is the overall safety in New York," Bloomberg told reporters following a police academy graduation.
TheIndependentMa jority

Lexington, KY

#830127 Dec 28, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq attacked us so tell me again how we didn't start it.
We didn't. Try some milk, the uncool aid can be toxic!

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