Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1279023 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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RepubliCLOWNS

El Monte, CA

#847633 Jan 25, 2013
LooTER SHooTER wrote:
LIBERALS ALL SAY THE SAME THING WHEN THEY RUN OUT OF LAME EXCUSES AND CANT ANSWER A QUESTION !
And that is ...... Well BUSH -,.... BUSH THIS AND BUSH THAT !
No matter what Bush did or any other president has done NOTHING ! I mean NOTHING COMPARES TO THE LIES DECEIPT ,THE SPENDING AND THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTS OF BARACK OBAMA !!!
NoNE !!
HE NEEDS TO BE DRAGGED OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND THROWN OUT ON HIS BLACK ASS RIGHT ON PENSYLVANIA AVE !!!!!!
good luck with your impeachment paperwork moron, we'll be waiting to make you look even more stupid when you fail again.
You're an idiot!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#847634 Jan 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I was never in love with the compromise that resulted in the Healthcare Act; I was and am a proponent of universal single payer healthcare paid through taxation; or a public option buy in, open up Medicare for all.
My only hope is that this flawed bill will be a pathway to that end.
I am in favor of abolishing insurance companies altogether.
Obamacare will implode, or rather the costs will explode, so big changes will be required.

What those changes will be, who knows?

Just for curiosity, how much do you think the "buy-in" for Medicare would need to be to maintain solvency?
new yawk

Buffalo, NY

#847635 Jan 25, 2013
In The Elvish Language created by JRR Tolkien ...
The Word CALL comes from The Root Word YAMA ... Also Means: PRAY.

Something to sleep on, to ponder ... And

It would be wise for you to know the Etymology of the words you choose especially if you are seeking to use them for ill.

Unless you want me to continue to exploit your ignorance.

My pleasure to accomodate that fate.

Night, frighty ...:)

Nite All ...!
new yawk wrote:
Always know when you're around, posting under that Chicago, IL, drunk off of that Shabbat Wine - ManAChewItz !!
Well, YOU know what I mean, fake fetchie.
Anyway - your fetchling bestowed laurels and title of Emperor upon Obama. What a mind! What a singular wayward wit!
If it was meant to be satire, a stab at sagacity, it failed. Witty? Funny? Opposite Effect. It fell flat.
The Sagacity & Satire need work!
THIS is Apropos & Applicable regarding his Sloppy Statement:
"lowlife -Obamaworshippingmoron-fc kfaceforsure say what? LOL"
However, all is not in vain, flesh a'frighty ...
Yawkenyama - I Like It, ALOT ! ;)
Yawken = Talken Yama = Yama Express - Restaurant in Manhattan.
Excellent Cuisine - The Steak is AweSome!
But you should try the Kosher Jewish Cuisine.
YawkenYamaka - Don't know why JEB/florida didn't use the "ka" ... Must've been too Jewish for him? For you?
Anyway ...
~YawkenYamaHa Owt with A Laugh!( YamaHa makes a Wicked Sharp Bike But lacks the Sleek Line and Stealth of My Ducati EVO )!
You're Melting? What'd someone throw some ( holy ) water on you? HaHaaHaaaaa! Better than throwing a brick at your head!
<quoted text>
Forum carlsbad nm

Hobbs, NM

#847636 Jan 25, 2013
dem wrote:
He is going to put one in your mouth permanently.
It sounds like you enjoy it. I doubt it.
Forum carlsbad nm

Hobbs, NM

#847637 Jan 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obamacare will implode, or rather the costs will explode, so big changes will be required.
What those changes will be, who knows?
Just for curiosity, how much do you think the "buy-in" for Medicare would need to be to maintain solvency?
So do we get cards that say Obamacare?

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#847638 Jan 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obamacare will implode, or rather the costs will explode, so big changes will be required.
What those changes will be, who knows?
Just for curiosity, how much do you think the "buy-in" for Medicare would need to be to maintain solvency?
You see, all those great benefits included in the Affordable Care Act don't come cheap, which is why the new healthcare law includes a barrage of new "Obamacare taxes."

And don't believe for a second the new Obamacare taxes will hit only the "rich" or those making over $250,000. Some do, but you'd be surprised at how many of these new taxes also hit the middle class. Worse still, many of these new measures are disguised as taxes on businesses. The bulk of these "stealth taxes" will be transferred to consumers via higher prices for drugs and health insurance.

"The legislation imposes more than $569 billion in new or increased taxes, the vast majority of which will fall on businesses," writes Michael Tanner in a 2011 Cato Institute report on the impact of the healthcare law. "Many of those taxes, especially those on hospitals, insurers, and medical device manufacturers, will ultimately be passed on through higher health costs."

Even still, few realize just how many new taxes lurk within the law's 2,500-plus pages because most of the talk about the Affordable Care Act focused on the constitutionality of the individual mandate.

http://moneymorning.com/2012/08/05/warning-hi...
----------

This article includes all of the hidden taxes.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#847639 Jan 25, 2013
Republican Honey wrote:
<quoted text>
You see, all those great benefits included in the Affordable Care Act don't come cheap, which is why the new healthcare law includes a barrage of new "Obamacare taxes."
And don't believe for a second the new Obamacare taxes will hit only the "rich" or those making over $250,000. Some do, but you'd be surprised at how many of these new taxes also hit the middle class. Worse still, many of these new measures are disguised as taxes on businesses. The bulk of these "stealth taxes" will be transferred to consumers via higher prices for drugs and health insurance.
"The legislation imposes more than $569 billion in new or increased taxes, the vast majority of which will fall on businesses," writes Michael Tanner in a 2011 Cato Institute report on the impact of the healthcare law. "Many of those taxes, especially those on hospitals, insurers, and medical device manufacturers, will ultimately be passed on through higher health costs."
Even still, few realize just how many new taxes lurk within the law's 2,500-plus pages because most of the talk about the Affordable Care Act focused on the constitutionality of the individual mandate.
http://moneymorning.com/2012/08/05/warning-hi...
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This article includes all of the hidden taxes.
Those taxes are just a fraction of the increased costs to come from Obamacare.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#847640 Jan 25, 2013
A proposed ban on sales of assault weapons would be defeated in the U.S. Senate unless some lawmakers changed their current views, based on a Bloomberg review of recent lawmaker statements and interviews.

At least six of the 55 senators in the Democratic caucus have expressed skepticism or outright opposition to a ban, the review found. That means Democrats wouldn’t have a 51-vote majority to pass the measure, let alone the 60 needed to break a Republican filibuster to bring it to a floor vote.

The five Democratic senators from traditionally pro-gun states who have expressed skepticism about the bill are Max Baucus and Jon Tester of Montana, Mark Begich of Alaska, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Independent Senator Angus King of Maine, who caucuses with Democrats, also said he opposes a ban.

Maine Senator Susan Collins, a Republican who supported similar legislation in 2004, has indicated she is unlikely to back the proposed ban in its current form.
Samboca

Pompano Beach, FL

#847641 Jan 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you know what "procure" means?
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/13%20Regular/...
Yes; I can even use it in a sentence: lily boca raton fl makes every effort to procure her drinks every day.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#847642 Jan 25, 2013
January 25, 2013 2:23 PM GMT

Nine former contestants are taking legal action against American idol, claiming that they were forced off the show because of their race.

American Idol is at the center of a racism row after nine black former contestants claimed that they were all forced off the show as part of a racist plan to boost ratings.

The singers, from various seasons, are preparing to take legal action against the hit talent show which they say "permanently and severely impaired" their personal and professional lives.

Corey Clark, Jaered Andrews, Donnie Williams, brothers Terrell Brittenum and Derrell Brittenum,Thomas Daniels, Akron Watson, Ju'Not Joyner and Chris Golightly insisted that they were targeted by producers of the Fox show who set out to humiliate them by making them audition and then disqualifying them due to their criminal records.

New York attorney James Freeman, has submitted a letter to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission seeking permission to sue producers behind the hit talent show on behalf of his nine clients.

Freeman claims that after Jermaine Jones was axed in 2012 in relation to outstanding warrants for his arrest, he investigated the show and discovered that producers had only ever publicly disqualified nine people, and they were all black.

In the document, which has been obtained by editors at Tmz.com , Freeman states American Idol violated California employment laws which ban bosses from asking potential employees about their arrest history, as the men were essentially seeking employment.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#847643 Jan 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
January 25, 2013 2:23 PM GMT
Nine former contestants are taking legal action against American idol, claiming that they were forced off the show because of their race.
American Idol is at the center of a racism row after nine black former contestants claimed that they were all forced off the show as part of a racist plan to boost ratings.
The singers, from various seasons, are preparing to take legal action against the hit talent show which they say "permanently and severely impaired" their personal and professional lives.
Corey Clark, Jaered Andrews, Donnie Williams, brothers Terrell Brittenum and Derrell Brittenum,Thomas Daniels, Akron Watson, Ju'Not Joyner and Chris Golightly insisted that they were targeted by producers of the Fox show who set out to humiliate them by making them audition and then disqualifying them due to their criminal records.
New York attorney James Freeman, has submitted a letter to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission seeking permission to sue producers behind the hit talent show on behalf of his nine clients.
Freeman claims that after Jermaine Jones was axed in 2012 in relation to outstanding warrants for his arrest, he investigated the show and discovered that producers had only ever publicly disqualified nine people, and they were all black.
In the document, which has been obtained by editors at Tmz.com , Freeman states American Idol violated California employment laws which ban bosses from asking potential employees about their arrest history, as the men were essentially seeking employment.
This is really funny considering black crime statistics.

I smell a Race Card ploy to get millions from the deep pockets of Simon Cowell. If he's got too much security around him making it impossible to mug him or B&E, hire an ambulance chaser and then sue for all you can on phoney charges. It hurts the show's image.

They're hoping Simon will throw money at them to make them go away.
Either way, it's a win-win situation for them.

This is all part of the Uprising Of The Unsuccessful in America today. Are you a loser? Mug somebody and then vote for the Boy Messiah to mug someone else, too, for you.
Nj raider 1

United States

#847644 Jan 26, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Your paranoid racism has been noted.
So has your clueless ranting.
You & everyone like you racism & paranoia has been blatant & rediculous, that hadn't stopped any of you from daily making an ass of yourselves has it? You people have a problem with the president no matter what he does from his wives new hair style to what toilet paper he uses, after he shyts on the republican party. 1 of those morning after thanks giving shyts!
Forum carlsbad nm

Hobbs, NM

#847645 Jan 26, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> You & everyone like you racism & paranoia has been blatant & ridiculous, that hadn't stopped any of you from daily making a donkey of yourselves has it? You people have a problem with the president no matter what he does from his wifes new hair style to what toilet paper he uses, after he on the republican party. 1 of those morning after thanksgiving !
Only donkeys talk about toiletries. He wants to be in the
spotlight. I don't really think we need a leader of the country
if it is just to tease other countries to leave us alone.
They never bother us. We are always invading other countries.
I know the antichrist his here. The demons and angels are in
battle. What is everyone fighting for?

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#847646 Jan 26, 2013
In addition to changing the electoral college format for electing a president, Republicans also propose sports rule changes:
Football - Teams from red states will be allowed five downs
Baseball - Teams from red states will be allowed four outs
Golf - Men from red states will be allowed to use women's tees
Tennis - Athletes from blue states must use ping pong paddles
Boxing - Boxers from blue states must have one hand tied behind their backs
Basketball - Diameters of baskets for red state teams will now be three feet

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#847647 Jan 26, 2013
new yawk wrote:
Say NO to “Big Brother's” Smart Meters | STOPsmartmetersNOW.com
-No longer will a meter reader have to come to your home to read the meter.... However, it is really being mandated across the nation by the Obama ... I told him I don't think any of them would want a smart meter installed.
[PDF]
A Call to Action: Implementing the Smart Grid Initiatives in President ... www.thescottreport.com
- As part of President Obama's Stimulus Plan:
The remaining $6 Billion would be used for Smart Meter installation.... automation projects to enable displaced meter readers to find jobs elsewhere in the utility.
Just Google obama meter readers installed ...
Whole page of websites on it!
<quoted text>
Here, "Whole page of websites" with "proof" that Elvis is still alive:

http://www.google.com/search...

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#847648 Jan 26, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
It could have been better, that's for sure.
I don't disagree there at all, just surprised by Lily.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#847649 Jan 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I was never in love with the compromise that resulted in the Healthcare Act; I was and am a proponent of universal single payer healthcare paid through taxation; or a public option buy in, open up Medicare for all.
My only hope is that this flawed bill will be a pathway to that end.
I am in favor of abolishing insurance companies altogether.
Given the choice between Medicare/Medicaid and single payer, single payer is the most cost effective way to go if you compare our per capita healthcare spending with single payer countries. I don't think the ACA's gonna bridge that cost gap.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#847650 Jan 26, 2013
Republican Honey wrote:
<quoted text>
You see, all those great benefits included in the Affordable Care Act don't come cheap, which is why the new healthcare law includes a barrage of new "Obamacare taxes."
And don't believe for a second the new Obamacare taxes will hit only the "rich" or those making over $250,000. Some do, but you'd be surprised at how many of these new taxes also hit the middle class. Worse still, many of these new measures are disguised as taxes on businesses. The bulk of these "stealth taxes" will be transferred to consumers via higher prices for drugs and health insurance.
"The legislation imposes more than $569 billion in new or increased taxes, the vast majority of which will fall on businesses," writes Michael Tanner in a 2011 Cato Institute report on the impact of the healthcare law. "Many of those taxes, especially those on hospitals, insurers, and medical device manufacturers, will ultimately be passed on through higher health costs."
Even still, few realize just how many new taxes lurk within the law's 2,500-plus pages because most of the talk about the Affordable Care Act focused on the constitutionality of the individual mandate.
http://moneymorning.com/2012/08/05/warning-hi...
----------
This article includes all of the hidden taxes.
Cato Institute. I am shocked.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#847651 Jan 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I was never in love with the compromise that resulted in the Healthcare Act; I was and am a proponent of universal single payer healthcare paid through taxation; or a public option buy in, open up Medicare for all.
My only hope is that this flawed bill will be a pathway to that end.
I am in favor of abolishing insurance companies altogether.
Single Payor would be the best & most cost effective.

Republicans would never give up their buddies in the health insurance industry.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#847652 Jan 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, electors have cast rogue votes in the past, although without any effect on the result.
Under the Constitution, the popular vote is irrelevant. The states are free to choose how their electoral votes are apportioned. Believe that Maine already allocates votes by Congressional district. Maybe Nebraska as well.
Let's take an extreme condition where one candidate carries just one state, say California, by a margin of 5 million votes. The other candidate wins every other state, by a total margin of 4.9 million votes. Should one state control the entire election?
Parliamentary systems, such as Great Britain, elect their Prime Minister by virtue of which party wins the most seats in Parliament. By this measure, the leader of the Republican Party would be Prime Minister.
We are now faced with a situation where the vast majority of the United States, by land area, counties, Congressional districts, etc., is Republican. Democrat power is concentrated in relatively small major urban areas. Just look at a map of red counties versus blue counties and the map is almost all red.
So the real breakdown in our politics is urban versus rural, with distinctly different value sets, the issue of firearms being just one. What we need is to find a way to balance these interests so that each group can live as they desire without being dominated by the other, because they have vastly different lifestyles. For example, gun control measures that may appeal to New york voters will not appeal to Wyoming voters, because the conditions in those states are different.
Try a different scenario, in the above you've got the entire vote divided almost equally between California and the 49 other States. We can also just look back at history at the few of instances in which the results of the popular vote and the electoral college conflicted by a percentage point or two.

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