Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1262833 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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brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#834818 Jan 7, 2013
I have family in Judicial System upset Madames in France. Crime does not pay.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#834819 Jan 7, 2013
moshx wrote:
<quoted text>I am an NRA member and I do care about the victims . I also care about the constitution . Try banning the criminal not the tools that secure our rights.
Raise your hand if you think this too typical, also cultural, murder was committed by a licensed gunholder and NRA member?

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/d...

keep it raised if you think this criminal will only get a slap from a liberal judge and be let loose too soon by a liberal parole board.

and then throw in a bet that the POS' family will say "he was turnin his life around," a great father to his fourteen kids by fourteen women, and that the police roughed him up while in custody.

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brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#834820 Jan 7, 2013
Encountering AlQaeda is NATO's expertize not domestic affairs about gun laws.

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“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#834821 Jan 7, 2013
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Morning goober/waxturd… I thought your new friend Steven Waxman might be enough to send your waxturd log-in running for cover. Coward.
Who is Steven Waxman, fellow goober? Did you take yur medication?

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#834822 Jan 7, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> 1st of all slick, what did I say that had anything to do with any of those countries you rambled off? Those people are fighting over native land & who rightfully owns & should occupy what land. Has nothing to do with what is going on in america, nothing at all. 2nd of all slick, reagan years is not the same as the times we live in now. This country was building in those days. Less competition from outside sources (countries). America was leading the pack back in those days. Technology was in it's prime. Did I mention the fact reagan himself was a major war criminal & also major cocaine importer. Guns & coc, 2 very profitable sources of income exploited by the rich & used to keep the blackman down. The war on drugs in reality was a war on the blackman. Look at the statistics. The ratio of blacks/whites incarcerated is staggering. As far as blacks can't do anything right, we just have to look at sports for that. Boxing: Mike Tyson, Mohammed Ali, & the list goes on. Basketball: Micheal Jordan, & thee list goes on. Football, mostly black, again basketball mostly black, boxing mostly black, baseball multi racial, but thee best ever was a blackman. Golf Tiger Woods. Tennis: Venus and Serena Williams & Arthur Ashe. Must I keep going to prove my point? Anything we put our minds to, we're better at. Fastest man, black. Strongest man, black. & MY FAVOR, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, BLACK. THESE AIN'T NO TRENDS SLICK. JUST FACTS. Don't feel bad though, we let ya'll keep hockey.
So, I'm guession you're in favor of minting coins with Obama's image on it to pay the public debt....

And, give me one example of Mohammed Ali defeating any contender when he was prevented from cupping. You can't. Every time Mohammed Ali was prevented from cupping his opponent, he lost. Every fight he won, he cupped the entire fight.(I'm thinking you don't even know what cupping is.) However, every opponent who beat Ali was black, too.

So, you mention athletics, and we're talking about world economics, I'm guessing you think we should assept Marxist communism because Obama is a Marxist communist and he's black, right?
I've got some news for you. Obama isn't black. He's a mulatto.
Since it's obvious Obama isn't black, I'm wondering why you call him black and not white.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#834823 Jan 7, 2013
pens_make_us_dum wrote:
We broke?
No way to save mony?
'Overpayments'
Food Stamp Program...
FY 2009....
$1.9 billion
http://www.gop.gov/policy-news/12/05/07/reeli...
how about prohibiting food stamp money from being spent at strip clubs? New York Democrats have a problem with that.

'Dems bottle up welfare reform bill that would end 'sinful spending' for porn and booze
By BRAD HAMILTON and SUSAN EDELMAN

Posted: 1:42 AM, January 7, 2013

Democratic state lawmakers, led by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, have blocked welfare-reform legislation that would end “sinful spending” by preventing people receiving government benefits from withdrawing taxpayer-funded cash at jiggle and gin joints, The Post has learned.

The state Senate passed the reform measure last year — and if the Assembly doesn’t act by 2014, New York could lose $120 million in federal funding because of new regulations, officials warned.

“Sheldon Silver decides which bills come up for a vote, so it’s up to the speaker whether he considers this a priority,” explained upstate Republican Assemblywoman Jane Corwin.

“The speaker knows [it’s a Republican bill], and he might choose not to bring it up for a vote. And that’s deplorable,” she continued.

“If you’re using a debit card at a casino or strip club, chances are you are not buying something that is beneficial to your family.”

A spokesman for Silver declined to comment.

The Post yesterday revealed that welfare recipients are using Electronic Benefit Transfer cards to make cash withdrawals at ATMs inside strip joints, porn shops, bars and liquor distributors — even though there were other ATMs nearby that would give them dough.

The reform bill has languished in the Assembly’s Social Services Committee, headed by Michele Titus (D-Queens).

Former Brooklyn Democratic Party boss Vito Lopez — who built a social-services empire in Bushwick — is a senior committee member.

One reform opponent, Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D- Manhattan), compared welfare recipients to municipal employees and said the government shouldn’t dictate how the taxpayer-funded checks are spent.

“Last I checked, this is America, and if somebody wants to propose that policemen, firefighters, sanitation workers, state legislators and other people paid with government funds be restricted as to what they use their money for, let them propose it,” Gottfried said.

“I wouldn’t support it.”

Republican lawmakers complained that the Assembly typically doesn’t support welfare-reform bills because its more liberal members think it would “hurt the poor,” said state Sen. Tom Libous (R-Binghamton), who pushed the bill through his chamber.

A single-person household receives a maximum $200 in monthly food stamps plus $158 in cash assistance. A family of four could get as much as $668 in food stamps and $433 in cash.

The food-stamp program prohibits the purchase of booze, tobacco and lottery tickets with an EBT card. But there is no way to track the cash assistance.'

Read more: Sheldon Silver and Assembly Dems bottle up a bill that would prohibit welfare recipients from accessing cash for porn and booze - NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/stringing_...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#834824 Jan 7, 2013
New Republican Senator Says Gun Safety Is ‘Unconstitutional’

The right to bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment, but it is not absolute and lawmakers have introduced a series of common-sense restrictions. For instance, in the Heller case, the Supreme Court found that while a handgun ban is not constitutional, because handguns are in “common use,” a machine gun is not and therefore could be restricted. An assault weapon equipped with a clip that can shoot hundreds of rounds would likely fall into the same category. As conservative Justice Antonin Scalia wrote,“the Second Amendment does not protect those weapons not typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes, such as short-barreled shotguns.”

In 2011, the D.C. Circuit Court upheld a law prohibiting large-capacity ammunition magazines and assault weapons.

There were no serious challenges to the Assault Weapons Ban that expired in 2004, though in 2002 an appeals court unanimously upheld the law.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/06/1...

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#834825 Jan 7, 2013
As if the clown act in the White House isn't obvious enough, there is a discussion actually happening about minting a coin with Obama's picture on it to pay the debt with.
Can you believe this?
Can you believe those dopes actually think an image of Obama is security for payment of a debt?

The first modern economist was Adam Smith. He described the embrionic stage of development of the modern industrial economy. The principles he stated have never been proven false.
Let's see what Adam Smith has to say about frauds like we have in the White House today:

"By means of those operations (authorizing the coinage of money without the backing of economic securities) the princes and sovereign states which performed them were enabled, in appearance, to pay their debts and to fulfil their engagements with a smaller quantity of silver than would otherwise have been requisite. It was indeed in appearance only; for their creditors were really defrauded of a part of what was due to them. All other debtors in the state were allowed the same privilege, and might pay with the same nominal sum of the new and debased coin whatever they had borrowed in the old.
Such operations, therefore, have always proved favourable to the debtor, and ruinous to the creditor, and have sometimes produced a greater and more universal revolution in the fortunes of private persons, than could have been occasioned by a very great public calamity."

Can you believe those idiots in charge of our economy are so ignorant they don't even know who Adam Smith is?

It's long been obvious Obama is ignorant. It should be obvious everyone around him is ignorant, also.

Making a coin with Obama's image on it to pay the debt....
ROFLMAO

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#834826 Jan 7, 2013
wow, negative icons ALREADY about my post about welfare recipients using YOUR tax money at strip clubs and NY DEMS blocking laws to prevent that.

the icons are symptoms of a poster with zero common sense and zero class. i want to see THIS defended by the typical parade of Obamatrons.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#834827 Jan 7, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
As if the clown act in the White House isn't obvious enough, there is a discussion actually happening about minting a coin with Obama's picture on it to pay the debt with.
Can you believe this?
Can you believe those dopes actually think an image of Obama is security for payment of a debt?
The first modern economist was Adam Smith. He described the embrionic stage of development of the modern industrial economy. The principles he stated have never been proven false.
Let's see what Adam Smith has to say about frauds like we have in the White House today:
"By means of those operations (authorizing the coinage of money without the backing of economic securities) the princes and sovereign states which performed them were enabled, in appearance, to pay their debts and to fulfil their engagements with a smaller quantity of silver than would otherwise have been requisite. It was indeed in appearance only; for their creditors were really defrauded of a part of what was due to them. All other debtors in the state were allowed the same privilege, and might pay with the same nominal sum of the new and debased coin whatever they had borrowed in the old.
Such operations, therefore, have always proved favourable to the debtor, and ruinous to the creditor, and have sometimes produced a greater and more universal revolution in the fortunes of private persons, than could have been occasioned by a very great public calamity."
Can you believe those idiots in charge of our economy are so ignorant they don't even know who Adam Smith is?
It's long been obvious Obama is ignorant. It should be obvious everyone around him is ignorant, also.
Making a coin with Obama's image on it to pay the debt....
ROFLMAO
well, he's (sensibly) nixing the Parthenon style for the second inauguration. so how else to show adulation and pray to a false God than through a coin. Mt Rushmore will probably be remodeled so they are all look like "The One."

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Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#834828 Jan 7, 2013
Old Crazy Goober wrote:
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Who is Steven Waxman, fellow goober? Did you take yur medication?
Go look in a mirror and ask waxturd. Oh that's right, a coward like you probably can't look in the mirror. Grow some balls. Now go fetch me some judge-its, bitch.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#834829 Jan 7, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
wow, negative icons ALREADY about my post about welfare recipients using YOUR tax money at strip clubs and NY DEMS blocking laws to prevent that.
the icons are symptoms of a poster with zero common sense and zero class. i want to see THIS defended by the typical parade of Obamatrons.
However, critics accuse the bill of spreading stereotypical notions of irresponsible food-stamp users. "It's a prejudice, I think, about poor people that we are seeing represented more than any statistical study of behavior," says Sen. Bill Perkins, who voted against the measure. "If they have evidence that there's a rash of that, I'd like to see it."

http://www.thefix.com/content/ny-welfare-rest...

just because some nutjob conservative says it's so doesn't mean it's so.

a recurring problem in most every policy discussion at the moment.
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#834830 Jan 7, 2013
Are search and destroy missions against ALQaeda legal by the Geneva Convention NATO?

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“I've visited all 57 states!”

Since: Mar 12

Jivetown

#834833 Jan 7, 2013
Hello my desciples. We were successful and just raised payroll taxes 2% on the middle class for sopcial security. I lied and got away with it again! Thanks to all my worshippers for your support in helping me be deceptive.

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brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#834834 Jan 7, 2013
Elvis Presleys United States Military Uniform is being sold at auction in Japan. Donald Trump is expected to make a bid.

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pens_make_us_dum

Oklahoma City, OK

#834835 Jan 7, 2013
We broke?

No programs wasting money?

14 Gov programs listed as 'high error'...

HUD rental assisstance program is one for FY 2009....

High error =$750 m OR MORE IN OVERPAYMENTS....

http://portal.hud.gov :80/hudportal/HUD?src=/program _offices/public_indian_housing /programs/ph/rhiip
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#834836 Jan 7, 2013
Food Stamp Use is Highest in Red States: The Truth Republicans Do Not Want You to Know

So, what about the food stamp issue? Why are Republicans so concerned about it?

Charts of food stamp usage show that while a few Democrat led states have high food stamp usage; food stamp usage is highest consistently across Republican states. What does that say about the Republican approach?

To me, it says that the top down, trickle down theory of economics fails the poor. Under conditions where the poor were helped, one would expect that there would be less reliance on food stamps. People would receive short-term support, a little assistance getting on their feet, maybe some job training, or some assistance paying for community college and would be on their way.

If the poor are uplifted even just slightly then they become tax payers rather than living off food stamps. Republicans are angry about food stamp usage because they have failed to uplift the poor in their states. The top down, trickle down, economic approach has broken social mobility in Republican led states. Republicans are angry because their failed economic approach leaves them with fewer tax payers and more people on welfare.

Do you remember the spike in food stamp usage that occurred after the Bush administration? Take a look at a map of food stamp usage and comment below. In many Republican states (and a few Democrat led), food stamp usage is as much as 1/5th of the population. What does this say about the success of Republicans policies in helping the poor and middle class improve their lives?

http://www.policymic.com/articles/14007/food-...

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#834837 Jan 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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However, critics accuse the bill of spreading stereotypical notions of irresponsible food-stamp users. "It's a prejudice, I think, about poor people that we are seeing represented more than any statistical study of behavior," says Sen. Bill Perkins, who voted against the measure. "If they have evidence that there's a rash of that, I'd like to see it."
http://www.thefix.com/content/ny-welfare-rest...
just because some nutjob conservative says it's so doesn't mean it's so.
a recurring problem in most every policy discussion at the moment.
IN OTHER WORDS, we wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings and that is more important than the waste of taxpayer monies.

they are either using the food stamps in strip clubs or they are not. and even if in just one instance, allowing it to not spread a stereotype is ridiculous and lacks common sense. it has nothing to do with being conservative.

it also means that NY State will forego tons of federal monies if not corrected.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#834838 Jan 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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However, critics accuse the bill of spreading stereotypical notions of irresponsible food-stamp users. "It's a prejudice, I think, about poor people that we are seeing represented more than any statistical study of behavior," says Sen. Bill Perkins, who voted against the measure. "If they have evidence that there's a rash of that, I'd like to see it."
http://www.thefix.com/content/ny-welfare-rest...
just because some nutjob conservative says it's so doesn't mean it's so.
a recurring problem in most every policy discussion at the moment.
LOL, didn't take long for you to defend this. and as is the usual case---defending something so wrong was done by including "nutjob" in your post.

yes, "nutjob" conservatives are making this up, some are probably wearing blackface and masquerading as minority food stamp recipients.

let the Obamatron Parade begin.

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Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#834839 Jan 7, 2013
Subversive Barry wrote:
Hello my desciples. We were successful and just raised payroll taxes 2% on the middle class for sopcial security. I lied and got away with it again! Thanks to all my worshippers for your support in helping me be deceptive.
Another example of the middle class stepping up to the plate and doing their share to save Social Security. Unlike the whining we hear from the greedy right wing whenever they are asked to do THEIR share.

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