Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509132 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: Sep 10

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#847214 Jan 25, 2013
You think it's ok for them to change the rules when they can't win under the rules that have existed for 200+ years??

What it proves is that they know they can't win elections unless they gerrymander voting districts and changing the Electoral College rules.

It won't work any better than all of Rmoney's lies did.

Then there's this:

""Top Florida Republican Opposes Electoral Vote Change
Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R) doesn't agree with Republican efforts around the country to change the way electoral votes are allocated, the Miami Herald reports.

Said Weatherford: "To me, that's like saying in a football game,'We should have only three quarters, because we were winning after three quarters and the beat us in the fourth. I don't think we need to change the rules of the game, I think we need to get better."
jiminy cricket wrote:
This is lengthy but important.
As the Republican National Committee concludes its three-day meeting in Charlotte, N.C., Republicans are looking to improve their standing in time for the next presidential election. They want to do a better job reaching out to Latinos, they want to soften their tone when it comes to social issues, and they want to narrow their technological and get-out-the-vote operation gap with Democrats.
Here's the big news...
Some Republicans are looking to change the Electoral College system in battleground states that Democrats have won in the last two cycles. As the Washington Post reports, Republicans in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia -- all controlled at the state level by the GOP -- have proposed awarding their Electoral College votes by congressional district instead of the winner-take-all approach used by every state except for two (Maine and Nebraska).“No state is moving quicker than Virginia, where state senators are likely to vote on the plan as soon as next week,” the Post says.
That would give the GOP a HUGE advantage: The Republicans advocating these changes say they would give smaller communities more of a voice in presidential battleground states. But there’s a bigger story here: The moves would give the GOP a significant advantage due to the fact that redistricting has concentrated the Democratic vote to just a handful of congressional districts in these states. Take Virginia, for example: Obama won the state in 2012 by four percentage points and by about 150,000 votes -- and he took all of the state’s 13 electoral votes. But under the proposed changes, Mitt Romney would have won nine of the state’s electoral votes to Obama’s four. Put another way, if every electoral vote in the country was awarded by congressional district, Romney would have defeated Obama, 276 to 262 in electoral votes according to Emory University’s Alan Abramowitz. And if only the states of Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin were changed to this system, Obama would have BARELY won, 271-267, Abramowitz adds.
This should raise a few eyebrows.

Since: Dec 12

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#847215 Jan 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Yet you reject the Libertarian Party approach to balancing the federal budget, a central principle.
Not at all but I do believe that debt is worse than higher taxes and since this is the people's government I believe y'all need to pay for the government you demand. Its up to me if I'm willing to stay here and pay along with you though I've never voted for any of y'all's excessive spending.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#847216 Jan 25, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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lily loves to use four letter words...
you're giving Looney too much credit. she is too lazy to hijack names and ISP locations. the most work the woman has done in years is using her knees to steer the golf cart as she drives to the club house while posting on topix with one hand and a drink in the other. she misses the days the affirmative action ambulance chaser used to come home, and she'd use her knees for...oh well, let's not go there.

any other energy Lily has is reserved for keeping other Obama supporters from scaling the high fence (which she's bragged about) to enact "social justice" and "redistribute" her flat screen TVs and jewelry.

Windsor, CT

#847217 Jan 25, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Hey idiot, if you were the least bit interested in the truth you would be able to see that my posts are always in retaliation to old Eed posts every time. He never comes on here that he doesn't head straight for me, lily Leo and a few others. That's all that old fool has to offer is stupid, you know kinda like you...Hell he could be you, over half of the other posters are. You both are creepy old retards.
I'm not old like you.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#847218 Jan 25, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
BTW, I well remember when Dweeb tried to challenge you on Vietnam era equipment, and you wiped the floor with him!!
You exposed him for the liar he is, as you accurately described the equipment you had used in Nam, and he claimed it didn't exist at that time. You did an excellent job of rubbing his face with the hard facts, and he ran off with his tail between his legs, making excuses like he had forgotten.
You pretty much destroyed his claim of being a Nam vet. I notice he also stopped referring to himself as 'Sarge' after you destroyed his ignorant lies!!
Keep up the good work. Ed's obsessed with you, jealousy in his every post. He lies about dead children, then accuses you of lying about your service, which you can detail quite well.
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Thanks Nuc, Yea old DB quit posting to me from then on. Poor old Eed is simply a victim of ignorance and backwoods stupidity, so the only place he can fit in is on the right where he has equal amount of dumb bunnys.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#847219 Jan 25, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Right Whiners just can't understand the concept of doing what is best for your country instead of yourself or your political party.
The mere idea is so foreign to them that we get posts like this one from the ever moronic Galt.
"John Galt"
"real dumb" is a simple, not to bright, nobama troll. He but=ys all the crap nobama spews with nary a question. He is programmed obey, questioning policy is not an option.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#847220 Jan 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP)— Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Barack Obama's health care law, according to experts who are just now teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the massive legislation.
The Affordable Care Act — "Obamacare" to its detractors — allows health insurers to charge smokers buying individual policies up to 50 percent higher premiums starting next Jan. 1.
For a 55-year-old smoker, the penalty could reach nearly $4,250 a year. A 60-year-old could wind up paying nearly $5,100 on top of premiums.
Younger smokers could be charged lower penalties under rules proposed last fall by the Obama administration. But older smokers could face a heavy hit on their household budgets at a time in life when smoking-related illnesses tend to emerge.
Uh Oh! That's going to hurt!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#847221 Jan 25, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
Reagan the Godfather(Grandfather?) of big government, big debt, deficit spending with no shot over ever balancing a budget.
See Table 1.1

Every President is an amateur compared to Obama when it comes to deficits.

Since: Dec 12

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#847222 Jan 25, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Can't they do that anyway?
Yes, electricity consumption is already used to catch pot farmers.

Since: Sep 10

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#847223 Jan 25, 2013
Eman wrote:
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You're using to much electricity, think I'll raise your rate or turn off your air conditioner.
"Smart meters will also eventually enable utilities to raise and lower the price of electricity based on demand, allowing consumers to adjust their power use accordingly. So, for example, on hot summer days when power demand is high, consumers would save money by waiting until evening to run the dishwasher. If this causes them to reduce their overall usage, it should also lower their bills. Someday, smart air conditioners might be programmed to respond to these signals as well, "
Smart meters are a good thing.

Around here, businesses are offered different rates for nighttime vs daytime usage.

Smart meters will expand that to residences.

The problem is base load. If everyone does their heavy electrical usage at the same time every day, and the rest of the 24 hours are lower usage, it forces the electric utilities to have more generators online for only a few peak hours.

That's an investment that has little payback, if any.

They're trying to spread the load over 24 hours.

Pretty tricky with A/C units, esp. in summertime.

But it's a good start.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#847224 Jan 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Which insurers are being forced to provide coverage?
Individuals are being forced to purchase insurance, without the ability to decline if the price is too high.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#847225 Jan 25, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I'll be as dead as dicks nuts by then, you too! Worry about sht that can actually happen during your lifetime.
So said the childless one.

Since: Sep 10

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#847226 Jan 25, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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I'm not old like you.
You're older than Ghost, by at least a decade.

the very fact you spend so much time screaming that you're not old, merely proves the opposite!!

You're a really dumb moonbat!!
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#847227 Jan 25, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
I'd register and Gunner would show up at my front door or worse Jane Says, no thanks.
I can just see Jane trying to climb my fence!

Since: Aug 11

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#847228 Jan 25, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
Reagan the Godfather(Grandfather?) of big government, big debt, deficit spending with no shot over ever balancing a budget.
Liberal(Neo Conservative) too who paraded around as a conservative too.

Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#847229 Jan 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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If you judge the validity of a post by the icons, well....what can we say about you?
I never once implied that a post should be evaluated by the judge-its, quite the contrary. The point I've been making is about the character, or more correctly, lack of character of the person awarding the judge-its to himself. The obvious conclusion a thinking person can draw about the values of someone who rigs a rating system to promote themselves is that they are insecure, untrustworthy and not very intelligent. Since you dismiss all this as unimportant then apparently you share the same value system as your friend waxturd/jimmy/goober and, as I said, are blissfully ignorant of what's going on around you and equally shallow.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#847230 Jan 25, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Those were the days. I could actually talk directly to the Cobra and UH-B gunship guys and bring em in real close. The jets, not so much, I had to talk to the spotter in the Bronco, which is the niftiest small aircraft ever built IMO. Jets, you don't want any closer than 100 meters, 200 if they had napalm on board.
I always thought of artillery for prepping LZ's and illumination but too risky for close support. Never got to direct Puff but saw it working out once at FB Blackhawk__fkn incredible, I can't even imagine the modern versions equipped with guidance systems.
Right on, old Puff really was the magic dragon,we always counted our blessings that he was ours. I have very little knowledge of the newer version. Talk about lighting up the night. Maybe you should converse with old Eed he claims to have been a radio man. Bless you and all that served. There was no politics there. Other than what in the hell am I doing here and who in the hell sent me.

Since: Sep 10

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#847232 Jan 25, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Uh Oh! That's going to hurt!
If you're dumb enough to smoke, you deserve to pay for it.

Why should I pay for others bad health habits??

You a smoker??
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#847233 Jan 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Not at all but I do believe that debt is worse than higher taxes and since this is the people's government I believe y'all need to pay for the government you demand. Its up to me if I'm willing to stay here and pay along with you though I've never voted for any of y'all's excessive spending.
The Libertarian Party platform calls for the budget to be balanced solely through reducing spending, not through increased taxation.

Sounds like a good idea, but too bad you don't support it.
jiminy cricket

Orlando, FL

#847234 Jan 25, 2013
Companies in the headlines that are killing it and getting killed in the market today.

Apple being among them.

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