Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264677 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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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#835122 Jan 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Cell phones stareted in 2008,. DUMBASS
Let's see, who was in control of Congress that wrote the bill that gave the cell phones to the so-called "poor"?
Congress writes the laws, dufus. Here, in the United States, the president can't write his own laws... you know, like ordering private insurance companies to cover birth control pills.... That has to be spelled out in some legislation that is passed by Congress.
You must be another dufus that never read the Constitution... or the applicable law. You and Obama have at least that in common.

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cway

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#835123 Jan 7, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>We have a justice system and everyone has a right to a trial, unless they're a fetus. The liberals are killing fetuses for stupid things and not killing these mass murderers. Makes no sense
Ah, a conservative beating the fetus drum as usual.

The problem is, you conservatives don't give a damn about the fetus after it's born. It can rot in an alley for all you care.

If you really cared about the rights of the living, you would have impeached Bush for starting an unnecessary war by lies which got 4,000 on our side killed, and tens of thousands of Iraqis.

Can you spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e?

I knew that you could.

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cway

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#835124 Jan 7, 2013
dem wrote:
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fikoff hillbilly
How intellectual.

And it only took you three hours to come up with it.

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Patriot

Longmont, CO

#835125 Jan 7, 2013
Top 10 Most Dangerous U.S. Government Agencies

Monday, January 7, 2013

#10 - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)- annual budget $8.5 billion: Their record of ignoring environmental damage and the health effects on humans from major events such as 9/11, the Exxon and Gulf oil spills to the worst case, Fukushima, is unparalleled. Rather than investigate and warn of real dangers, they have gone after farmers for dubious claims of water contamination, while treating milk spills as they should have treated oil spills. Even worse, the EPA has concluded that there is no law preventing it from doing "research" on Americans. A recent lawsuit over the EPA's work with airborne pollutants will put this claim to the test in Federal court. Their illegal human experiments could break the Nuremberg Code (source: The Washington Times)...

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/01/top-10-mo...

Also America, the EPA was ruled to be un-Constitutional thus un-Lawful in the early 1970's:
http://www.libertyroundtable.com/2011/02/04/e...

Since: Aug 11

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#835126 Jan 7, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
Update for homeo:
"Obama expanded it to include cell phones and the numbers then skyrocketed and that is when the term "Obama phone" was for, the tens (if not hundreds of thousands)of thousands of added cell phones. It was named after him because he created the program but because he expanded it beyond out ability to control it. "
The Obama Phone?

Q: Has the Obama administration started a program to use "taxpayer money" to give free cell phones to welfare recipients?

A: No. Low-income households have been eligible for discounted telephone service for more than a decade. But the program is funded by telecom companies, not by taxes, and the president has nothing to do with it.

Welfare recipients, and others, can receive a free cell phone, but the program is not funded by the government or taxpayer money, as the e-mail alleges. And it’s hardly new.


History

The SafeLink program has actually been offering cell phones to low-income households in some states since 2008, not beginning "earlier this year," as the e-mail claims. But the program is rooted in a deeper history.

When phone lines were first laid out in the late 19th century, they were not always inter-operable. That is to say the phone service created by one company to serve one town may not have been compatible with the phone service of another company serving a different town nearby. The telecom companies themselves saw the folly in this arrangement, and so in 1913, AT&T committed itself to resolving interconnection problems as part of the "Kingsbury Commitment."

That common goal of universal service became a goal of universal access to service when Congress passed The Telecommunications Act of 1934. The act created the FCC and also included in its preamble a promise "to make available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States, a rapid, efficient, Nation-wide, and world-wide wire and radio communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable charges.” There was a fear, expressed by telecom companies themselves, that market forces alone might encourage companies to pass on providing service to hard-to-reach places. This would both hurt the people who wouldn’t have service as well as existing customers who wouldn’t be able to reach them. So the new FCC was tasked with promoting this principle of "universal service."

This informal practice was codified when the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) was created as part of the 1996 Telecommunications Act to "ensure all Americans, including low-income consumers and those who live in rural, insular, high cost areas, shall have affordable service and [to] help to connect eligible schools, libraries, and rural health care providers to the global telecommunications network." The USAC includes four programs to serve rural areas, high cost areas, rural health care providers, and schools and libraries. Since 1997, USAC has provided discounted land line service to low-income individuals.(A more limited program to offer assistance to low-income individuals was created a decade earlier; the telecommunications act expanded and formalized it.) According to Eric Iversen, USAC director of external relations, the Universal Service Fund more recently began funding programs that provide wireless service, such as the pre-paid cellular SafeLink program mentioned in the chain e-mail.

The president has no direct impact on the program, and one could hardly call these devices "Obama Phones," as the e-mail author does. This specific program, SafeLink, started under President George Bush, with grants from an independent company created under President Bill Clinton, which was a legacy of an act passed under President Franklin Roosevelt, which was influenced by an agreement reached between telecommunications companies and the administration of President Woodrow Wilson.

Wilson Phones, anyone?

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/the-obama-ph...

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Nj raider 1

United States

#835128 Jan 7, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
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calm down you ridiculous old racist geezer, Zimmerman's mother is Peruvian. Now apologize.
You rode the short bus & was in the slow class cuz you sure are slower than a retard eating pancakes smothered in molasses. Who gives a f*** about zimmerman?

Since: Dec 12

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#835129 Jan 7, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
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I did research this myself:
Obama has intentionally and willfully lied to the American public, yet idiotic liberals stick by him:
On the evening of January 11, 1996, while Mitt Romney was in the final years of his run as the head of Bain Capital, Barack Obama formally joined the New Party, which was deeply hostile to the mainstream of the Democratic party and even to American capitalism. In 2008, candidate Obama deceived the American public about his potentially damaging tie to this third party. The issue remains as fresh as today’s headlines, as Romney argues that Obama is trying to move the United States toward European-style social democracy, which was precisely the New Party’s goal.
In late October 2008, when I wrote here at National Review Online that Obama had been a member of the New Party, his campaign sharply denied it, calling my claim a “crackpot smear.” Fight the Smears, an official Obama-campaign website, staunchly maintained that “Barack has been a member of only one political party, the Democratic Party.” I rebutted this, but the debate was never taken up by the mainstream press.
Recently obtained evidence from the updated records of Illinois ACORN at the Wisconsin Historical Society now definitively establishes that Obama was a member of the New Party. He also signed a “contract” promising to publicly support and associate himself with the New Party while in office.
Rush and others were right, idiotic Topix libs were wrong, big surprise.
Are you really this stupid or are you just fcking with me?

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#835131 Jan 7, 2013
Yippee!

Treasury...

Did an audit!

Look what they found!

"Individuals Who Are Not Authorized to Work in the United States Were Paid $4.2 Billion in Refundable Credits"

http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/20...

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Patriot

Longmont, CO

#835132 Jan 7, 2013
Top 10 Most Dangerous U.S. Government Agencies

Monday, January 7, 2013

#9 - Internal Revenue Service (IRS)- annual budget $13.3 billion: Cries of "End the Fed!" continue to get louder, while more people are beginning to wake up completely and couple this with "End the IRS!" In fact, the two were developed together 100 years ago making the private Fed and the government IRS fraternal twins in creating a system of indentured servitude through dollar devaluation and arbitrary tax collection, respectively. The Fed enslaves through stealth, while the IRS uses force to impose itself through ever-expanding regulations and the threat of fines and imprisonment. As the collection division, the IRS rakes in a staggering $2.3 trillion annually. Despite that massive amount, the IRS has a distinguished record of ignoring the shenanigans of major corporations and federal employees, while focusing harshly on the average private citizen and small businesses in particular. Thankfully, there is some momentum toward abolishing the IRS through FairTax legislation. Now would be a good time, as the IRS will be empowered even further when the healthcare overhaul takes effect.

#8 - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)- annual budget $13.5 billion: Despite massive funding to help people in dire need of assistance, FEMA has failed spectacularly in the cases of Katrina and Sandy, even hindering the ability of people to make it on their own, as gun confiscation was ordered against the population affected by Katrina. The mechanics of offering aid to legitimate victims of Sandy are still being debated by the U.S. government. Additionally, there is a disturbing amount of evidence that suggests FEMA would be instrumental in enslaving large populations following an economic collapse or civil unrest. FEMA centers are now open knowledge and if implemented will likely resemble the squalor and horror that refugees encountered when jammed into the New Orleans Superdome following Katrina.

READ MORE:

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/01/top-10-mo...
proud2bwhite

Mineral, VA

#835133 Jan 7, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> You rode the short bus & was in the slow class cuz you sure are slower than a retard eating pancakes smothered in molasses. Who gives a f*** about zimmerman?
you libs all cared untill you found out he wasn't a white guy.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#835134 Jan 7, 2013
Fiscal cliff?

No way to save resources?

Crooks everywhere their is free money...

Look what the IRS found...

"...the IRS is fighting a losing battle. Mr. Russell, the Treasury Inspector General, identified 1.5 million additional potentially fraudulent refunds totaling in excess of $5.2 billion that slipped through the cracks..."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/leonardburman/201...
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835135 Jan 7, 2013
Sometimes NATO when Commander-in-Chief is making important appointee announcements I need to stop and Listen. I thought VP needed a laugh I apologize, U.S. General who rebuilt New Orleans flood gates referred to someone as a straight-shooter and I was distracted. Now U.S. Government lets see how fast you work approve those Presidential Appointtees. President Obama needs good help. Safer World 2013

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#835136 Jan 7, 2013
Help Americans that were victims of Disasters...

Katrina....Chocolate City!

give them money...

Comfort the weak and less fortunate?

Wait!

"...The GAO estimated that one billion dollars in improper or fraudulent payments, representing
approximately 16 percent of the total claims paid, had been made by FEMA."

http://www.gao.gov/htext/d06655.html
cway

United States

#835137 Jan 7, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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The Earth has been warming since the peak of the last Ice Age, dufus. I don't know anyone who ever contested that.
And, only an idiot thinks they can stop the process.
And just whose research are you quoting? The Koch Brothers?

The massive ice melts we are seeing are very recent. It's clearly not a gradual process of nature.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#835138 Jan 7, 2013
Help the poor storm displaced Americans...
Katrina...

Wait...not so fast

We don't have a resource problem...the people have ethics problems...

"DOJ advised that approximately 1.7 million persons were displaced as a result of these storms, yet
FEMA received 2.5 million applications for disaster assistance."

http://www.ussc.gov/Legislative_and_Public_Af...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#835139 Jan 7, 2013
Help the Katrina victims!

Racism!

Help the poor and dis-advantaged!

"...For example, according to Social Security Administration (SSA) data, FEMA made millions of dollars in payments to thousands of
registrants who submitted Social Security Numbers (SSN) that have not been issued or belonged to deceased individuals."

http://www.gao.gov/htext/d06655.html
cway

United States

#835140 Jan 7, 2013
Banks are now paying 8.5 billion to settle with thousands of homeowners they wrongfully foreclosed on.

So it wasn't Democrats "forcing banks" to make bad loans afterall.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#835141 Jan 7, 2013
Help us!

Bush!

Help us by giving us money...

The GOV owes us!

"...In one specific case example, 17 individuals, some of whom shared the same last name and current addresses, used 34 different SSNs
that did not belong to them and addresses that were either bogus or were not their residences to receive more than $103,000 in FEMA payments."

http://www.gao.gov/htext/d06655.html

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#835142 Jan 7, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Help the poor storm displaced Americans...
Katrina...
Wait...not so fast
We don't have a resource problem...the people have ethics problems...
"DOJ advised that approximately 1.7 million persons were displaced as a result of these storms, yet
FEMA received 2.5 million applications for disaster assistance."
http://www.ussc.gov/Legislative_and_Public_Af...
So, people who lost jobs, vehicles, damaged homes that were livable didn't count?

Not everyone eligible for assistance were displaced.

Are you really this stupid?
cway

United States

#835143 Jan 7, 2013
Real Dave's Post is worth repeating.

We had a balanced budget & were on the path to paying down the debt.

What happened?

Dumbasses like you elected George W Bush & a Republican Congress.

Yes, the same ones that are running screaming through the streets today about debt actually voted to take us off path & sent us down the road to debt & deficits.

Bush not only doubled the debt, he left office with the worst recession in 80 years that has driven the debt since.

If you really cared about the debt, you would quit voting for the party that made this mess - Republicans.

AMEN

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