Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232441 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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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#839227 Jan 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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There must be a foreign port included in the voyage.
Typically when a vessel is being loaded to say, Japan. They may pick up freight from a several US ports before heading to Japan.

So they do sail port to port.

What a foreign flagged vessel can't do is pick up US freight from a US port & unload that freight in a US port. Ocean freight from US port to US port must be done by US flagged vessel.
carol

Orlando, FL

#839228 Jan 14, 2013
What no one seems to understand is that we are at a crossroad as a nation. If we carry on the way we have been we'll go off the fiscal, social, and literal cliff.

If, however, we can just convince ourselves to head back the way we came a few exits we'll find that there's still time to forge a new path forward.



Furthermore, it's time we started looking out for each other as people and stop all the friction between us which only serves to destroy us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
carol

Orlando, FL

#839229 Jan 14, 2013
I do admit it's hard to take the Constitution too serriously because all the "s"s look like "f"s. Too silly.
carol

Orlando, FL

#839230 Jan 14, 2013
"Purfuit," how silly.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#839231 Jan 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! When you find out something about the Constitution chica, let me know so I can bust out laughing!
Dance, dodge, and deny, You cry at youselfs on a daily basis
carol

Orlando, FL

#839232 Jan 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
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I just read an article on that very subject
" WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters)- The United States is concerned about China's expanding ability to disrupt the most sensitive U.S. military and intelligence satellites, as Beijing pursues its expanded ambitions in space, according to multiple sources in the U.S. government and outside space experts."
Agreed. Especially since the Chinese are building the satellites. I mean, what's to prevent them from building some sort of destructive device into them as they're assembled? We are leaving ourselves defenseless!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#839233 Jan 14, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Typically when a vessel is being loaded to say, Japan. They may pick up freight from a several US ports before heading to Japan.
So they do sail port to port.
What a foreign flagged vessel can't do is pick up US freight from a US port & unload that freight in a US port. Ocean freight from US port to US port must be done by US flagged vessel.
Or passengers, making Galt's original post about unions a complete waste of topix space. Hah__an oxymaroon.
Lincoln

United States

#839234 Jan 14, 2013
carol wrote:
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Fox called the election appropriately and without delay.
You're just upset Rove wanted to wait until all votes in Ohio were counted first.
He was voted down.
Also, your source is wrong, whatever it was.
CNN also reported that Congress approved a $9.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package after controversy over millions of dollars for unrelated projects.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/04/politics/house-...
It was the Senate Democrats who proposed a $60.4 billion bill.
You can thank conservative watch dog groups and House Republicans for scaling it back to meet just the needs of the victims and not Senate Democrats' pet projects.
Called it ok except for the one incident you mention.
Predicted Romney would win and mislead the Romney campaign some believe.

Had a happy endin!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#839235 Jan 14, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
So that means you approve of accelerating drones even though they are creating more animosity towards the U.S. I'm only assuming this by your vague response.
And you wouldn't be implying that I'm a "homebound sumbitch" just because I chose to learn a career allowing me to work from home so I could be more available for my child growing up. Would you?
Please clarify.
The drones were in a different post Babe__and I do support the expansion of their use.

Albee Hunt, the controlling heir to the Hunt oil fortune (Petro Hunt) and one of W's chief political sponsors is a stay at home sumbitch Carol, because he's nuttier than a shythouse rat. W bought the house around the corner in Dallas's finest guarded enclave__draw your own conclusions.

Why would I waste time thinking about what you do or don't.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#839236 Jan 14, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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I have to admit that for years I was an NRA member but finally realized they weren't representing me and quit. Many of my hunting friends are starting to see how they are being manipulated and at least aren't voting for NRA puppets. The NRA has become just like the Republican party, taken over by wealthy right wing fanatics.
"old turd"
You are one luckysonofabitch. Idiots like, "poop", "real dumb", "dumos" and "nutsucker are on this thread. Because they are on the thread they keep you from being the stoopidestsonofabitch on the thread.
As I said you are one luckysonofabitch.
Peace
KMA
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#839237 Jan 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
I just read an article on that very subject
" WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters)- The United States is concerned about China's expanding ability to disrupt the most sensitive U.S. military and intelligence satellites, as Beijing pursues its expanded ambitions in space, according to multiple sources in the U.S. government and outside space experts."
I'm not surprised. I believe China and Russia are also launching their own versions of GPS and not relying on the US system... for obvious military reasons.

Carol has a very narrow view of how these options work. It's a variation of the "penny wise, dollar foolish" scenario.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#839238 Jan 14, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Dance, dodge, and deny, You cry at youselfs on a daily basis
lol! And yet, you lie, lie, lie son.

But that's ok. That's just your way of trying to show you're "all grow'd up", eh son?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#839239 Jan 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Called it ok except for the one incident you mention.
Predicted Romney would win and mislead the Romney campaign some believe.
Had a happy endin!
lol! I'm actually thinking fart news got their "information" from Romney and couldn't reconcile it to the actual information in the REAL world!

That's why they were so flummoxed!
Lincoln

United States

#839240 Jan 14, 2013
President Obama on Monday warned congressional Republicans again that he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling, saying Washington must increase the limit to pay its bills and that such brinksmanship would be “absurd” and “irresponsible.”

“The issue here is whether Washington will pay its bills,” Obama said in the final press conference of his first term.“We are not a deadbeat nation.”

The president’s comments opened the roughly 30-minute White House question-and-answer session with reporters that focused largely on the debt ceiling and Obama’s gun-control plans in the aftermath of last month’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., in which 26 were killed.

Obama, who vowed following the Dec. 14 massacre to curb gun violence, repeated his promise.

“If there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in Newtown, we should take that step,” said the president, who is expected to get strong opposition from gun rights groups should he submit legislation to Congress, as expected.

Obama also suggested such groups are publicizing what appears to be strong turnouts at gun shows as “an effective way of ginning up fear on the part of gun owners that somehow the federal government is about to take all of your guns.”
Lincoln

United States

#839241 Jan 14, 2013
carol wrote:
What no one seems to understand is that we are at a crossroad as a nation. If we carry on the way we have been we'll go off the fiscal, social, and literal cliff.
If, however, we can just convince ourselves to head back the way we came a few exits we'll find that there's still time to forge a new path forward.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ne7fPpxAnuMXX
Furthermore, it's time we started looking out for each other as people and stop all the friction between us which only serves to destroy us.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
AA1ZnI
The "Drama Queen" act gets tiring.
Ignorant Democrat

Winston Salem, NC

#839242 Jan 14, 2013
Give me me free obama phone. Let me get free money card. Give me more. I want more. Wheres my food stamps. Wheres my obama care. Let me get yo' welfare.

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#839243 Jan 14, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"old turd"
You are one luckysonofabitch. Idiots like, "poop", "real dumb", "dumos" and "nutsucker are on this thread. Because they are on the thread they keep you from being the stoopidestsonofabitch on the thread.
As I said you are one luckysonofabitch.
Peace
KMA
I defer to your special place as Topix Moron. This is quite an honor considering Waxturd/goober...are still lurking. But once Fred left, you were the obvious choice.
Peace
SMD

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#839245 Jan 14, 2013
From the "What were these idiots thinking'file...

"Supreme Court affirms fundamental right to bear arms"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#839246 Jan 14, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting guy, plenty smart and fluent in Arabic. I also like Hagel for Defense and Kerry for State.
The CIA is long overdue for some serious revamping__the internet exposes that agency's every move. The fkn contractors are coming back from their, cough, secret missions and writing books__creating websites and doing speaking tours. The deceased contractors families are going on FOX and blaming the POTUS for putting their loved ones in danger__LMAO.
Fluent in Arabic is not easy for an American to do, the fkn language defies all known logic. It's dark age jibberish.
I agree; I was watching him speak on CSPAN from April on the use of drones, AlQuaeda, etc., I liked him. I like Hagel and Kerry too; two Viet Nam war vets, interesting choices.
One would think that the ex agents would be prohibited from speaking about their experiences; I just don't get it.
Arabic, one of the first languages.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#839247 Jan 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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The "Drama Queen" act gets tiring.
The Republicans want to keep up the fight and threaten the nation with default; I truly hope the American people are watching this show and realize what they 're up to. It's sickening beyond words.
Will they let it happen? Stop social security checks? military paychecks?
Ironically, Congress' checks never stop.

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