Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1396590 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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Louisburg, NC

#838220 Jan 12, 2013
Obama Opposed Gun Ban Exception to Defend One’s Home

by Keith Koffler on January 11, 2013, 9:58 am

As a state senator in Illinois, President Obama opposed legislation providing an exception to handgun restrictions if the weapon was used in the defense of one’s home.

Obama’s vote would have maintained the status quo, which made it a violation of municipal gun ban law to use a firearm to save your own life in your own home. But the bill was passed anyway without his support.

The vote is a sign of how committed Obama may be to strict gun control measures.

The Illinois vote is hardly ancient history, having occurred in 2004 as Obama was running for election to the U.S. Senate. In opposing the measure, Obama lined up well to the left of the mainstream, as the Illinois Senate included 32 Democrats to 26 Republicans but approved the bill by an overwhelming margin and subsequently overrode a veto by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Obama did not participate in the veto override, which occurred in November 2004, likely after Obama had resigned his state Senate seat in order to prepare for his new role in the U.S. Senate.

The Illinois legislation was passed after a man who shot a burglar in his home was fined $750 by his town for disobeying its handgun ban. The absurdity and injustice of the situation doesn’t seem to have made much of an impression on Obama.

Just eight years earlier, in 1996, Obama answered “Yes” to a survey question asking whether he would support state legislation to “ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns.” The Obama 2008 presidential campaign claimed the form had been filled out by an aide who mischaracterized Obama’s position, even though Obama’s handwriting was found on survey.

Rochester, KY

#838221 Jan 12, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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How about the Constitutional issue, dufus.
The president does not have the authority to write his own laws to suit his whim. We got rid of that system over two hundred years ago. We have no intention of having that system of government re-instated.
No citizen is required to obey or comply with any instruction from the government unless that instruction comes in the form of a law enacted in accordance with the Constitution.
Any attempt to force citizens to obey orders from the government that are not issued as part of a law enacted in accordance with the Constitution is treason against the American people.
However, the Democrats are too full of themselves and their ability to program the American people with lies to not start a civil war intended to eliminate the Constitution, and they are too ignorant to avoid doing it. Obama writing hiw own laws, specifically one that is in direct contradiction to the Constitution, is merely the formal beginning of that civil war the Democrats need to eliminate the Constitution.
When the smoke clears, the winners will certainly hang the losers.
See you then.
Were you this upset when Bush43 wrote 291 executive orders? Were you upset about those you hypocrite?

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#838222 Jan 12, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Looks like this pic
There is a big difference to seeing once in a hundred year storm to weather events that suddenly turn up annually. Very soon insurance for homes will be so high it will be unaffordable. They rate risk on the basis of how many times these events occur then set the rates. If radical weather change brings on heatwaves resulting in firestorms, and floods along with hurricanes every 2nd year then its always going to be lose lose situation. You may as well build an Ark!

Louisburg, NC

#838223 Jan 12, 2013
18 Facts That Prove That Piers Morgan Is Flat Out Lying About Gun Control

Michael Snyder
The Truth
January 12, 2013

Piers Morgan is getting on television every night and flat out lying to the American people about gun control. Nearly every statistic that he quotes is inaccurate and he fails to acknowledge a whole host of statistics that would instantly invalidate the arguments that he is trying to make. Yes, the UK has a lower gun murder rate than the United States does, but what Piers Morgan fails to tell you is that the overall rate of violent crime in the UK is about 4 times higher than it is in the United States. A woman in the UK is not allowed pull out a gun to protect herself against a gang of potential rapists. So perhaps that explains why the UK has about 125 percent more rape victims per 100,000 people than the United States does. While UK newspapers are declaring that the UK has become the “violent crime capital of Europe”, crime rates in the United States have actually fallen dramatically over the past 20 years. This was also a time period during which gun laws became much less restrictive in the United States. Today, murder rates in the U.S. are generally far higher in cities that have very strict gun control laws (such as Chicago) than they are for the general population. The cold, hard numbers make it clear that when there are more guns there is less crime, but hardcore leftists such as Piers Morgan are absolutely obsessed with gun control and Morgan continues to relentlessly attack the 2nd Amendment night after night. We need to start pointing out that he is not telling the truth.

The following are 18 facts that prove that Piers Morgan is flat out lying about gun control…

#1 The UK has approximately 125 percent more rape victims per 100,000 people each year than the United States does.

#2 The UK has approximately 133 percent more assault victims per 100,000 people each year than the United States does.

#3 Piers Morgan continues to insist that there are more than 11,000 gun murders in the United States every year. But that is flat out wrong. According to the FBI, there were 8,583 gun murders in the United States during 2011. And as Ben Swann recently pointed out, 400 of those were justifiable homicides by law enforcement and 260 of those were justifiable homicides by private citizens.

#4 The United States is #1 in the world in gun ownership, and yet it is only 28thin the world in gun murders per 100,000 people.

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#838224 Jan 12, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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You Poor clueless twit, old Eed's empty head is filled to capacity with "POOP".
Hey follow old geezer. What's goin' on in Bumpass, hillbilly? A poop festival for old codgers? hahahahaha!
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#838226 Jan 12, 2013
Tammy and the Bachelor was a good movie Hollywood GF008 Safer World 2013 Hollywood Ca, needs protection U,S, Gov. I saw AlQaeda firing with machine gun at mirage of Hollywood sign. GF008 Safer World 2013

Louisburg, NC

#838228 Jan 12, 2013
5 The violent crime rate in the United States actually fell from 757.7 per 100,000 in 1992 to 386.3 per 100,000 in 2011. During that same time period, the murder rate fell from 9.3 per 100,000 to 4.7 per 100,000. This was during an era when gun laws in the United States generally became much less restrictive.
#6 The city of Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. So has this reduced crime? Of course not. As I wrote about the other day, the murder rate in Chicago was about 17 percent higher in 2012 than it was in 2011, and Chicago is now considered to be “the deadliest global city“. If you can believe it, there were about as many murders in Chicago during 2012 as there was in the entire nation of Japan.
#7 After the city of Kennesaw, Georgia passed a law requiring every home to have a gun, the crime rate dropped by more than 50 percent over the course of the next 23 years.
#8 Approximately 200,000 women in the United States use guns to protect themselves against sexual crime every single year.
#9 Overall, guns in the United States are used 80 times more often to prevent crime than they are to take lives.
#10 Only about 3.5 percent of the gun murders in the United States are caused by rifles.
#11 According to Gallup, an all-time record 74 percent of all Americans are against a total handgun ban in the United States.
#12 Down in Australia, gun murders increased by about 19 percent and armed robberies increased by about 69 percent after a gun ban was instituted.
#13 When Piers Morgan claims that there are only 35 gun murders in the UK per year, he isn’t exactly being accurate. According to official statistics, there were59 gun murders in the UK in 2011. It is also important to keep in mind that gun crime was already super low even before the gun ban in the UK was instituted, and that a 2009 article in The Telegraph declared that gun crime had doubledover the past decade even though it is widely acknowledged that crime statistics in the UK are massively underreported.
#14 The UK has the fourth highest burglary rate in the EU.
#15 The UK has the second highest overall crime rate in the EU.
#16 A 2009 article in The Telegraph had this stunning headline:“UK is violent crime capital of Europe“.
#17 Despite the very strict ban on guns in the UK, the truth is that the UK is a far more violent society than the United States is. In one recent year, there were2,034 violent crimes per 100,000 people in the UK. In the United States, there were only 466 violent crimes per 100,000 people during that same year. Do we really want to be more like the UK?
#18 According to Gun Owners of America, the governments of the world slaughtered more than 170 million of their own people during the 20th century. The vast majority of those people had been disarmed by their own governments prior to being slaughtered.
But you won’t hear many of these statistics on the mainstream news, will you?
In fact, right now there seems to be some sort of a nationwide backlash against gun advocates. A few high profile gun advocates have even ended up dead in recent days.
For example, self-described “gun nut” Keith Ratliff, the owner of the ninth most popular channel on YouTube, was found dead at his business on January 3rd…
Keith Ratliff, 32, was a channel producer for FPSRussia firearms channel, an account with more than 3 million subscribers that features videos of a man testing a variety of guns.
Ratliff was found shot in the head at his business on Jan. 3, and while police don’t have a motive, they have classified his death as a homicide, reported Wednesday.
Not only that, one of the most prominent rifle manufacturers in America was killed in a “mysterious car crash” on January 4th. The following is from a recent articleby Mike Adams…

Louisburg, NC

#838229 Jan 12, 2013
John Noveske is one of the most celebrated battle rifle manufacturers in America. His rifles, found at are widely recognized as some of the finest pieces of American-made hardware ever created.(I own one of his rifles, and it’s a masterpiece of a machine that just keeps on running.) Sadly, John Noveske was killed in a mysterious car crash just a few days ago, on January 4, 2013.

According to the Outdoor Wire, his car “traveled across the oncoming lane onto the dirt highway shoulder until it struck two large boulders. The vehicle rolled and Mr. Noveske was ejected.”

But barely a week before this incident, John Noveske posted a lengthy, detailed post on Facebook that listed all the school shootings tied to psychiatric drugs. At the end of the post, he asked,“What drugs was Adam Peter Lanza on?”

That was the last post he ever made.

So are these two incidents just coincidences, or is some sort of a pattern emerging?

Meanwhile, radical leftists are introducing gun grabbing legislation in legislaturesall over the United States.

On the federal level, Barack Obama is developing plans to bypass Congress and use executive orders to implement his gun control agenda.

There seems to be an all-out attempt to bring strict gun control to the United States. It is going to be very important to get the facts out and show people that reducing the number of guns is not going to make us all safer.

Please share this article with as many people as you can. Hopefully this list of facts will help to change some minds.

Cape Canaveral, FL

#838230 Jan 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Community Reinvestment Act had nothing to do with subprime crisis
Fresh off the false and politicized attack on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, today we’re hearing the know-nothings blame the subprime crisis on the Community Reinvestment Act — a 30-year-old law that was actually weakened by the Bush administration just as the worst lending wave began. This is even more ridiculous than blaming Freddie and Fannie.
The Community Reinvestment Act, passed in 1977, requires banks to lend in the low-income neighborhoods where they take deposits. Just the idea that a lending crisis created from 2004 to 2007 was caused by a 1977 law is silly. But it’s even more ridiculous when you consider that most subprime loans were made by firms that aren’t subject to the CRA. University of Michigan law professor Michael Barr testified back in February before the House Committee on Financial Services that 50% of subprime loans were made by mortgage service companies not subject comprehensive federal supervision and another 30% were made by affiliates of banks or thrifts which are not subject to routine supervision or examinations. As former Fed Governor Ned Gramlich said in an August, 2007, speech shortly before he passed away:“In the subprime market where we badly need supervision, a majority of loans are made with very little supervision. It is like a city with a murder law, but no cops on the beat.”
Not surprisingly given the higher degree of supervision, loans made under the CRA program were made in a more responsible way than other subprime loans. CRA loans carried lower rates than other subprime loans and were less likely to end up securitized into the mortgage-backed securities that have caused so many losses, according to a recent study by the law firm Traiger & Hinckley
Finally, keep in mind that the Bush administration has been weakening CRA enforcement and the law’s reach since the day it took office. The CRA was at its strongest in the 1990s, under the Clinton administration, a period when subprime loans performed quite well. It was only after the Bush administration cut back on CRA enforcement that problems arose, a timing issue which should stop those blaming the law dead in their tracks. The Federal Reserve, too, did nothing but encourage the wild west of lending in recent years. It wasn’t until the middle of 2007 that the Fed decided it was time to crack down on abusive pratices in the subprime lending market. Oops.
so will i get the usual right wing reply?
'You're wrong because I said so!'
emphatic assertions do not equate to facts no matter how hard FOX tries.
Save that one to post again later after the shyt filters through this thread.

Some may actually recall all the special news reports of flippers buying properties and parcels with zero down based solely on their high beacon scores. Oh and those refinancing their modest homes into oblivion based solely on their beacon scores. No Cash? No problem eh? All the fk you need is a high beacon and a steady paycheck and we can do business right now today. The equity express will put you in the millionaire club.

Mary Christ

Orlando, FL

#838231 Jan 12, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Calm down before they accuse you of starting a war on women.
Oh, calm down yourself. The last thing women need is another man telling them what to do.

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#838232 Jan 12, 2013
What's this crazy idea about Democrats trying to come up with new coins? If the Fluker in charge of Democrat debt limit ideas now? Crazy Nancy Pelosi involved?
Mary Christ

Orlando, FL

#838233 Jan 12, 2013
Obama Opposed Gun Ban Exception to Defend One’s Home
by Keith Koffler on January 11, 2013, 9:
The Illinois vote is hardly ancient history, having occurred in 2004 as Obama was running for election to thete Senate seat in order to prepare for his new role in the U.S. Senate.
The Illinois legislation was passed after a
Boy. You're a serious spammer ain't you, cracker? You think a l'il distance gon' make this easier? Ask miss carol, she tell you what gon' happen to you now, honey....

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#838234 Jan 12, 2013
Here's a moron with nothing better to do. Letme guess - he's a Democrat.
carol ann wrote:
Think of it this way, carol: If you'd kept your nose to the grindstone, and never ventured into the murky world of topix, suspended somewhere between the safe world of Betty Crocker, Kotex, and gingham curtains, and that of the fearsome yet cleansing, chaotic inferno of the monstrous intellect and God-like rage of the Debil, you might have spent your few remaining years in the Oz of Orlando, tossed willy nilly on the merciless sea of incomprehensible political maneuverings and backroom skullduggery that seem to be far, far beyond your ability to even minimally decipher.
It has been painful to watch your descent into madness and grief, carol. OK, I'm lying. It's actually been fun. It always is.
Do you sometimes think it was your fate to wander in here, your little fat fingers ready to school those unfortunate enough not to be privy to your boundless, esoteric, archetypal wisdom? Let's discuss that carol. Everybody's tired of maundering that you puke up in here like a dog that's eaten the remains of a rotten opossum. Show us your real stuff, carol. Show us what you're made of. Snap to carol! Your time is shorter than you could possibly know.

Orlando, FL

#838235 Jan 12, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said 19 year olds aren't responsible enough to have a rifle or pistol.


Only old enough to go off to fight, die and have posession of guns for the mega corporations land & resource grabs in other countries. Oops, I mean 'protecting our "strategic interests"'.

Killing innocents 'over there' so they don't have to kill them here?'

Pure idiocy, Nanny Bloomie.

Rochester, KY

#838236 Jan 12, 2013
A bill just introduced in Indiana known as the Firearm Freedom Act, for instance, would also protect the rights of gun owners to be free from federal regulations if the gun was produced and purchased in the state. Similar legislation has already been adopted in other states.
Meanwhile, law-enforcement officials, such as sheriffs and police chiefs, are also developing legal strategies to protect gun rights in their jurisdictions, with some lobbying for nullification measures as well. As The New American reported this week, while the Obama administration seeks to severely infringe on the Second Amendment, talk of mass resistance nationwide is growing in tandem. The president may believe he can violate the Constitution by decree, but it appears that many states have had just about enough of the lawlessness. If Congress refuses to rein in the out-of-control administration, state governments may have to do it instead.
In May of 1989, President Bush made the import ban permanent, and proposed a ban on all magazines holding more than 15 rounds. Under the Bush proposal, all large-capacity “ammunition feeding devices” currently in private hands would have to be registered with the federal government, under terms similar to the current registration of machine guns.
If Obama has gun banning ideas he got them from Repubs.

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#838237 Jan 12, 2013
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>So is wasn't the lending laws that Bush changed in 2003 that within 5 years went bad. According to you it was laws changed 40 years ago that caused it.
Can someone dumb it down to the 3rd grade level for this Democrat moron?

Rochester, KY

#838238 Jan 12, 2013
Old Crazy Goober wrote:
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Gee, yet another "smart" Democrat, blabbing the same old line.
It's all Bushes fault!
Bush made all those bad loans!
Democrats has no part!
Zieg Hiel!
Does a Democrat ever admit fault? Nope.
Tell us all again how that that 1978 law repel made those loans go bad in 2008.
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#838239 Jan 12, 2013
Taliban do not attack NATO then cry for peace talks in Afghanistan if kitchen starts getting too hot for comfort. NATO troops are friends of mine casualties would upset me greatly. Do not start a water fight in desert. GF008 Safer World 2013 So far only been cracking down on ALqaeda don't get me mad and add you too list.

Orlando, FL

#838242 Jan 12, 2013
Old Crazy Goober wrote:
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Can someone dumb it down to the 3rd grade level for this Democrat moron?

Orlando, FL

#838243 Jan 12, 2013
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>Tell us all again how that that 1978 law repel made those loans go bad in 2008.
I think I know that one. Some do-gooder pulled George Bush Junior's head out of his ass before he actually suffocated, with predictable results.

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