Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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

#835369 Jan 8, 2013
I was hoping I could have better relations with Obama Adminstration than previous administration. I feel President Obama has better sense of humour. By the way I have seen classified photo of BIN Laden dead bullet wound over left eye. He sleeps with the fishes. GF008 Safer World 2013
RUSH10ME

Emporia, VA

#835370 Jan 8, 2013
brown eyes wrote:
NATO I want those thugs responsible for BenGazi attack hunted down and held responsible. ALQaeda on your trail it's High Noon time for AlQaeda throughout the world. Safer World 2013
The responsible party is obama and company .
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835371 Jan 8, 2013
I sold machette to room 6 Jerry Davis apartment occupant long ago also gave USMC sword to Fort Bragg North Carolina family member. GF008 Safer World 2013

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#835372 Jan 8, 2013
CROWDED GALAXY: Milky Way May Contain 18 Billion Earth-Sized Planets
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#835373 Jan 8, 2013
According to various reports, Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel for defense secretary. Beinart puts the nomination in context:

What makes Hagel so important, and so threatening to the Republican foreign-policy elite, is that he is one of the few prominent Republican-aligned politicians and commentators (George Will and Francis Fukuyama are others, but such voices are rare) who was intellectually changed by Iraq. And Hagel was changed, in large measure, because he bore within him intellectual (and physical) scar tissue from Vietnam. As my former colleague John Judis captured brilliantly in a 2007 New Republic profile, the Iraq War sparked something visceral in Hagel, as the former Vietnam rifleman realized that, once again, detached and self-interested elites were sending working-class kids like himself to die in a war they couldn’t honestly defend.

To my mind, this is his core qualification. Unlike so many of the lemmings and partisans of Washington DC, Hagel actually called out the catastrophe of the Iraq War as it happened. The neocons cannot forgive him for exposing what they wrought on the nation and the world. For good measure, he has a Purple Heart and has served in combat. Not easy to say about most of the Iraq War armchair warriors and war criminals.

Which is to say, as Chuck Todd said this morning, this nomination is about accountability for the Iraq War. All those ducking responsibility for the calamity - Abrams, Kristol, Stephens - are determined that those of us honest enough to resist, having supported in the first place, be erased from history. Or smeared as anti-Semites. Or given that epithet which impresses them but baffles me: "outside the mainstream". Rephrase that as - after initial support - being "outside the Iraq War mainstream" in DC - and you have a major reason to back him.

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2013/...
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835374 Jan 8, 2013
Tell Uncle Sam to ask me to step down I will obey Uncle Sam. GF008 Safer World 2013
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835376 Jan 8, 2013
Message was I was swimming with the sharks I would love to try shark meat. Not skeered Virginia style GF008 Safer World 2013
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#835377 Jan 8, 2013
Richard Dawson Hogans Heroes Fox News Agency. GF008 Safer World 2013
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#835378 Jan 8, 2013
Senator Rand Paul wants a gradual reduction in foreign aid to Israel, Rand says, "we can't just keep borrowing money to hand over to other nations."

No Duh!

BTW Paul's 19 year old son is a "spittin" image eh?

In other news US gives 200 armored vehicles to Lebanon.
pens_make_us_dum

Oklahoma City, OK

#835380 Jan 8, 2013
Fiscal cliff?

Struggling economy?

Abortion industry booming!

http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/planned-paren...
pens_make_us_dum

Oklahoma City, OK

#835381 Jan 8, 2013
Back in the good ole days...

'Jan 6 - NY
...14 of the largest high schools of the city have now installed a target machine gun...'

1913-01-07_guns_in_school.pdf
GhostofRaygun

Russellville, KY

#835382 Jan 8, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>that is what Conservatism is not this Old Left or FDR's version of Liberalism that the Old Liberals are trying say is Conservatism which is what Reagan was.
Conservatives and the GOP are the modern day American Taliban.
pens_make_us_dum

Bentonville, AR

#835383 Jan 8, 2013
Paging Charley Darwin!

Paging Charley Darwin!

Evolution works!

Univ reinstates diversity officer....
who previously opposed same sex marraige..

http://m.washingtonpost.com/local/administrat...
dem

Chicago, IL

#835384 Jan 8, 2013
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text> Conservatives and the GOP are the modern day American Taliban.
fikoff, birther.
dem

Chicago, IL

#835385 Jan 8, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
Oooh, do I detect some jealousy? No problem, you can be my bitch too.
Did I say you could speak, whiner?
finding

Brookland, AR

#835387 Jan 8, 2013
Have you heard the news????? A senator from NY has written a bil, asking for a ammendent to do away with presidents two term's. This will mean we will have a dictator or king, everyone ready for that?
GAD

Saint Peters, MO

#835389 Jan 8, 2013
Hey. Have "yous guys" figured out where the Bammer library is going to be built? Suggestion.The basement of the Aquarium sounds good.Later.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#835390 Jan 8, 2013
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text> Conservatives and the GOP are the modern day American Taliban.
And this prize is an example of modern day Democrats:

"All My Babies' Mamas," a one-hour reality special slated to air in the spring of 2013, features Carlos "Shawty Lo" Walker, an Atlanta-based hip-hop artist with 11 children by 10 different women. Oh, he's also got a 19-year-old girlfriend, who's a year shy of his oldest child.

By the looks of the leaked sneak peak and an early press release, the show's take on this challenging family dynamic is more "Brady Bunch" than "An American Family."

"As the household grows, sometimes so does the dysfunction, leaving the man of the house to split his affection multiple ways while trying to create order," reads the goofy-sitcom-style description, in a press release posted the Oxygen's website late December. "Will there be a conflict over a family holiday, who needs school supplies and who holds the household finance purse strings, or can these feisty babies' mamas band together and live peacefully as one family unit?"

http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/oxygens-show...
Jane Says

New York, NY

#835391 Jan 8, 2013
The political class has just spent two months on a down-to-the-wire nail-biting white-knuckle thrill-ride negotiation the result of which is more business as usual. At the end, as always, Dr. Obama and Dr. Boehner emerge in white coats, surgical masks around their necks, bloody scalpels in hand, and announce that it was touch-and-go for awhile but the operation was a complete success – and all they've done is applied another temporary Band-Aid that's peeling off even as they speak.

They're already prepping the OR for the next life-or-death surgery on the debt ceiling, tentatively scheduled for next Tuesday or a week on Thursday or the third Sunday after Epiphany.

No epiphanies in Washington: The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the latest triumphant deal includes $2 billion of cuts for fiscal year 2013. Wow! That's what the Government of the United States borrows every 10 hours and 38 minutes. Spending two months negotiating 10 hours of savings is like driving to a supermarket three states away to save a nickel on your grocery bill.

A space alien on Planet Zongo whose cable package includes "Meet The Press" could watch 10 minutes of these pseudo-cliffhangers and figure out how they always end, every time: Spending goes up, and the revenue gap widens. This latest painstakingly negotiated bipartisan deal to restore fiscal responsibility actually includes a third of a trillion dollars in new spending. A third of a trillion!$330,000,000,000! Fancy that!

In most countries, a third of a trillion would be a lot of money. But in the U.S. it's chump change so footling it's barely mentioned in the news reports. Then there's the usual sweetheart deals for those with Washington's ear:$59 million for algae producers, a $20 million tax break if a Hollywood producer shoots part of a movie in a "depressed area" as opposed to a non-depressed area, like Canada. I'm pitching a script to Paramount called "The Algae That Ate Detroit."

In all the "fiscal cliff" debate, I don't recall a lot of discussion of algae. But apparently it's essential to the deal. And don't worry, it's paid for by all the new revenue – an estimated $620 billion over a decade, or about $62 billion a year, which is what the Government of the United States borrows every 13 days. But don't worry, that's a lot of algae.

We're already broker than anyone has ever been ever. But this is America, where we can always do better – or, anyway, bigger, and broker: Under the "deal," the federal debt of the United States in 2022 is officially projected to be $23.9 trillion. That's in today's dollars, as opposed to whatever we'll be loading up the wheelbarrow with in 2022. With "deals" like this, who needs total societal collapse? By 2050, the federal debt will be $58 trillion. But you won't have to worry about a United States of America by then: it'll just be one big abandoned Chevy Algaerado plant.

Around the world, the only interest of friends and enemies alike in this third-rate Beltway hokum is the question of whether America is capable of serious course correction – and, from debt ceiling to supercommittee to fiscal cliff and now back to debt ceiling, the political class keeps sending back the answer: No, we're not.

For a good example of how Washington drives even the greatest minds round the bend, consider Charles Krauthammer's analysis on Fox News the other night:

"I would actually commend Boehner and Paul Ryan, who in the end voted 'yes' for a bad deal. But they had to do it."

If courage is the willingness to take a stand and vote for a bad deal because you've been painted into a corner and want Obama to fly back to Hawaii at the cost of another $3 million in public funds that could have gone to algae subsidies so he'll stop tormenting you for a week or two, then truly we are led by giants.

http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/algae-38249...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#835392 Jan 8, 2013
cway wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Ok. Let's start with something very simple to understand. There were times when the Earth had much more ice than today. During those times, the temperature was lower than it is today. We call those times "Ice Ages".
Now, this may get a little complicated for you. You may need to write this down.
When the temperature begins to increase, the amount of ice on the Earth decreases.

Now, here is a very elementary description of the multiple ice age cycles of the Earth's recent history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_age#Major_ic...

... how about you get a fucking education.

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