Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1274412 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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Deltona, FL

#831647 Jan 1, 2013
AmericanMan wrote:
<quoted text>Where I live the state police carry Colt AR15s with 30 rd mags. Since the police are hired civilians on patrol I have no problem with them having the same weapons any other civilian can own. Military and civilian are different. There are limits placed on the weapons a police force can have. Those limits are the same as the limits of any civilian. No state or local police force is ever mentioned in the Constitution.
Must be peaceful up there in Kenny Perry country, the popo in Orlando could easily go to war with a small country and kick azz.

Armored cars, a tank, plenty of automatic weapons and my personal favorite__elephant guns. Just in case Disney's African elephants or rhinos decide to bust out OCSO has a dozen or so .499 cal Beowulf rifles with laser sights on hand.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#831648 Jan 1, 2013
AmericanMan wrote:
<quoted text>Good luck with keeping the tax rates at the lowest levels in US history for the past 10 years and not paying the bills.
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Official Washington was in celebration mode on New Year’s Day after kind of averting a completely unnecessary crisis that was entirely of its own creation.

“This deal proves that if we all procrastinate long and hard enough, we can semi-solve any self-inflicted problem at the very last minute in a way that satisfies no one,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky).


But even as Sen. McConnell basked in self-congratulation, he warned Congress against the complacency that could come with having sort of fixed its own completely avoidable mess

This is a new year, and much work remains to be done,” he said.“It’s up to us to concoct entirely new optional disasters that we will have to undo at some later date in a more or less half-assed way.”

In a related story, an arsonist received an award for putting out his own fire.

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowit...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#831649 Jan 1, 2013
Cindy wrote:
White folks, please just kill yourselves.
No sh!t. That way you'll 'inherit' all the goodies, without having to steal it.

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#831650 Jan 1, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"carol"
"dumos", i.e. "death of tenzing" is a liar. He claims to be a liberaltarin, in fact he is a liberal. He attacks all conservative ideas regarding conservative ideas and supports the crap coming from his hero, president nobama and those of his ilk.
If "dumos" ain't lying "dumos" ain't talking or posting.
"dumos" offers nothing he is simply looking for attention. Actually "dumos" does offer some things, lying, dancing and dodging and name calling. He is such a wimp his wife dumped him.
Peace
Happy New Year
I attack them because you idiots think "conservative" means big-government and even bigger spending. Exactly in line with libertarian principles.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#831651 Jan 1, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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You're such a lying idiot. Here's a list:
The budget you're referring to was the 2012 Budget and the vote took place in 2011, what "election year" was coming up?
The afore-mentioned budget was never voted on. The 98-0 vote you're talking about was a procedural vote on whether to take the bill up for consideration. Since it wouldn't pass the House, no point bringing it up.
The 2012 budget is the only budget so far not passed and it wasn't passed because the House put forth their own competing proposal. Under such conditions one budget couldn't pass the Senate while the other couldn't pass the House.
You've been told all of this yet you continue with the lies.
Pretty shameful if you ask me but I'm not the one you think you have to answer to.
You're smarter than a fifth grader! She can't deal with the machinations of government. The one line headlines work better for this group of dunderheads.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#831652 Jan 1, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Must be peaceful up there in Kenny Perry country, the popo in Orlando could easily go to war with a small country and kick azz.
Armored cars, a tank, plenty of automatic weapons and my personal favorite__elephant guns. Just in case Disney's African elephants or rhinos decide to bust out OCSO has a dozen or so .499 cal Beowulf rifles with laser sights on hand.
LOL! Where was it last week that someone took the policemans gun and shot a few of them in the station?
One reason to stop eating those damn donuts!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#831653 Jan 1, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I attack them because you idiots think "conservative" means big-government and even bigger spending. Exactly in line with libertarian principles.
Oh, yer such a "liberltarin"!! Unrequited love is such a turrriiible thang, ain't it?

Who danced with Mitch?

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#831654 Jan 1, 2013
JEB wrote:
<quoted text> Judge-it Queen! LOL
lily, for sure. The judge-it queen whining about someone else done the same thing. Libtards have a license to be hyporites.

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#831655 Jan 1, 2013
killtaker wrote:
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if walmart greater make six figures.....
thats me...butt munch!
Well, obviously you aren't in advertising or working as a college professor (drug dealer?) Let's see, nine whole words and, um... 7 ghastly mistakes in spelling and grammar. Let me posit a theory as to what the "six figures" might be: 000,005? Really, my boy, if you'll just swallow you could be charging more.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#831656 Jan 1, 2013
Jesse Jackson Jr resigned? Baawaaahhhhhh!!!!

Take his gun away. He's got mental issues, like most libtards.

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#831657 Jan 1, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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The afore-mentioned budget was never voted on. The 98-0 vote you're talking about was a procedural vote on whether to take the bill up for consideration. Since it wouldn't pass the House, no point bringing it up.
Death you’re Wrong ….The entire Senate also unanimously rejected President Obama’s 2013 budget, voting 99-0 against it, following a 414-0 vote against it in the House earlier this year!!

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#831658 Jan 1, 2013
carol wrote:
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It just occurred to me that the loyalists in the 1770s probably criticized the original Tea Party participants in Boston just as much as modern-day loyalists criticized the Tea Party movement across the nation.
Ironic, isn't it, that the loyalists back then supported more taxation and were on the wrong side of history too?
Oh dear! you haven't been thinking again have you, dear? Did I read in here somewhere you were planning on "taking to the streets" again? So I assume you're planning on this year being a lot like last year?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#831659 Jan 1, 2013
Two down, three to go!

carol wrote:
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Maybe it's time we took to the streets again demanding reforms and government accountability - and not politicizing it this time.

Chicago wrote:

I'm with you, If we stood across from the White House for weeks on end. Not working so that the bloated beauracracy didn't have anything to confiscate, I wonder how long it would take them to heave to... Ain't gonna happen though, the real workers won't hit the streets....

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#831660 Jan 1, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh, yer such a "liberltarin"!! Unrequited love is such a turrriiible thang, ain't it?
Who danced with Mitch?
I get no date for the dance. Mitch is such a handsome feller I'm sure his dance card is full.

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#831661 Jan 1, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh, yer such a "liberltarin"!! Unrequited love is such a turrriiible thang, ain't it?
Who danced with Mitch?
Liberltarin? I thought he said he was a librarian.

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#831662 Jan 1, 2013
TSM wrote:
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Death you’re Wrong ….The entire Senate also unanimously rejected President Obama’s 2013 budget, voting 99-0 against it, following a 414-0 vote against it in the House earlier this year!!
Those votes were on a Republican amendment to the budget, the budget as a whole has not been brought up for a vote as far as I know. Its a replay of last year.

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#831663 Jan 1, 2013
Father Time wrote:
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Well, obviously you aren't in advertising or working as a college professor (drug dealer?) Let's see, nine whole words and, um... 7 ghastly mistakes in spelling and grammar. Let me posit a theory as to what the "six figures" might be: 000,005? Really, my boy, if you'll just swallow you could be charging more.
Tell us more about this swallowing...
How do you do it...technique and all...

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#831664 Jan 1, 2013
carol wrote:
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It just occurred to me that the loyalists in the 1770s probably criticized the original Tea Party participants in Boston just as much as modern-day loyalists criticized the Tea Party movement across the nation.
Ironic, isn't it, that the loyalists back then supported more taxation and were on the wrong side of history too?
Yes, carol, it's true; colonials loyal to the King of England rejected the notion of a bunch of hooligans and white trash breaking the law and destroying property. On the other hand, so did everyone else. The local Indians would have objected to to the unhelpful characterization but the merchants had already paid the British Army to exterminate them with smallpox infected blankets handed out by none other than George Washington.

According to all available data, the original tea partiers were greedy merchants primarily, motivated by nothing more than to divert the few pennies the British government was charging on tea and paper into their own pockets. And, true to your wandering analogy, these merchants were joined on this occasion by thieves and smugglers who saw the orderly, protected flow of goods and raw materials back and forth to the Motherland as an infringement on their right to prey on others.

The, um, law-abiding "Loyalists," were simply doing their best to obey the laws at that time, and destroying other people's stuff wasn't a high priority for them, so, no, there's no irony here at all, just greed and self-interest, and it is in this that you overlooked the primary parallel.

You overlooked another interesting parallel as well: all of the original "tea partiers are dead."

What the original thugs DID do was to enrage the British government sufficiently to dispatch more troops to protect their colonial interests; a surge if you will. And it was this "surge" and its consequences that eventually provoked the distinctly unhostile citizenry of eastern Massachusetts, much like the Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan who still don't understand why nobody was there to greet them with flowers and chocolates.

At the time of the American Revolution, taxes imposed on the colony by the Mother Country amounted to some 4% and very few paid that. A pittance given the millions of pounds sterling Britain had invested in protecting and expanding and governing the colony. What IS certainly ironic is the picture of a nation 250 years later willing to invade two countries halfway around the world for more than TEN YEARS, and then have the very people who called for these actions refuse to pay for them. Even the British were smarter than that. I, for one, want my five trillion dollars back.

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#831665 Jan 1, 2013
Unions and those evil 1 percenters...

"Living Like the 1%: Teachers Union Spends Millions on Lavish Parties and Conferences"

http://www.jammiewf.com/2012/living-like-the-...

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#831666 Jan 1, 2013
Yeah! Expanding the Empire...

"The United States Army will be deploying troops to nearly three-dozen African nations in the coming year."

http://rt.com/usa/news/us-deploying-troops-or...

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