Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459053 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

Waynesboro, PA

#849907 Jan 29, 2013
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Enlighten us. Tell us about Obama's work history.
As I recall, Obama had two stints as a summer intern and some work on something called "Project Vote" and had never passed the bar and had never even seen the inside of a courtroom as a lawyer when he was somehow given a position on the faculty at the University of Chicago Law School.
Tell us more about Obama's (lack of a) work history.
I might suggest to enlighten yourself.

Obama passed the Bar Exam on 1991.

He became a lecturer a the University of Chicago in 1992. That makes you either a liar or stupid.

From 93 to 96 he was employed by a private law form in Chicago.

Too bad you were too stupid to know these things.

Perhaps you should learn to STFU until you get better informed.

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#849909 Jan 29, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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"Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose,
nothin' ain't worth nothin', but it's free."
So what's free about it??
Can you jaywalk legally??
Can you avoid paying taxes legally??
Can you drive a car without a license legally??
Can you ignore traffic laws legally??
Can you yell "FIRE" in a crowded theater legally??
There are laws that make illegal many common behaviors. They are there to control those who step out of line.
You can't even gather and protest where you want to. The Gov't has rules to control people.
You need a permit to protest, or risk arrest!!
Disobey them you get arrested.
I think CA has more of these laws than most other states.
So being able to post propaganda on Topix leads you to believe you're free??
You've got a funny notion of freedom.
and your kind can hand over the givverment "free" loading checks.

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#849910 Jan 29, 2013
BLAME OBAMA NO MORE BUSH Militarism

The US spends more on its military than any country in the world. The US spends more on its military than the next 10 countries combined! More than China, Russia, UK, France, Japan, Indian, Saudi Arabia, German and Brazil together.

The 2013 military budget authorizes spending $633 billion on our military defense, not including money for the Veterans Administration. The VA budget submission for 2013 is $140 billion. To compare, total federal spending on Social Security for 2012 was about $773 billion.

The US has 737 military bases outside the US around the world and over 2 million military personnel, including Defense Department and local hires.

The US leads the world in the sale of weapons in the global arms market. In 2011 the US tripled sales to $66 billion making up three-quarters of the global market. Russia was second with less than $5 billion in sales.

45% of the 1.6 million veterans from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are seeking disability benefits from physical and mental injuries suffered while in the service.

Suicides in active US military, 349 in 2012, exceeded the 295 total combat deaths in Afghanistan in 2012, according to the Associated Press.

Conclusion

These are challenges we should face with the hope and courage Dr. King and so many others have taught us as we celebrate his accomplishment and his inspiration.
Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#849912 Jan 29, 2013
BLAME OBAMA NO MORE BUSH Materialism

The chairman of Goldman Sachs was awarded $21 million in total pay for 2012 according to the Wall Street Journal.

From 1978 to 2011, compensation for workers grew by 5.7 percent. During the same time, CEO compensation grew by 725 percent. In 1965 CEO earned about 20 times the typical worker. In 2011, the typical CEO “earned” over 200 times the typical worker.

The top 1% of earners took home 93% of the growth in incomes in 2010, while middle income household have lower incomes than they did in 1996, according to Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

People in the US spent $52 billion on pets in 2012, according to the American Pet Products Association. The latest figures from the Census Bureau indicate the US spends less than $50 billion per year in non-military foreign aid.

“One in five children live in poverty.”

Student loan debt is now higher than total credit card debt and total auto loan debt.

Over 2.8 million children in the US live in homes of extreme poverty, less than $2 per person per day before government benefits. This is double what it was 15 years ago.

Nearly one in six people in the US live in poverty according to the Census. One in five children live in poverty. Latest information shows 17% of white children in poverty, 32% of Hispanic children and 35% of black children
Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#849913 Jan 29, 2013
BLAME OBAMA NO MORE BUSH The three great evils cited by Dr. Martin Luther King have proliferated since his passing. Here’s an index of their influence, today.



MLK Injustice Index 2013: Racism, Materialism and Militarism in the US

by Bill Quigley

“We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values…when machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4, 1967

While the US celebrates the re-election of its first African American President and the successes of numerous African Americans in all walks of life, there remain troubling challenges.

While remembering how far this nation has come since Dr. King was alive, we cannot forget how far we have still to go to combat the oppressions of racism, materialism and militarism.

Racism

Whites have 22 times more wealth than blacks and 15 times more wealth than Latinos. Median household net worth for whites was $110,000 versus $4,900 for blacks versus $7,424 for Latinos, according to CNN Money and the Census Bureau.

African Americans are 12.3 percent of the population but 4.7 percent of attorneys.

Latinos are 15.8 percent of the population but only 2.8 percent of attorneys.

African American students face harsher discipline, have less access to rigorous high school classes and are more likely to be taught by less experienced and lower paid teachers according to a government sponsored national survey of 72,000 schools.

13% of whites, 21% of blacks and 32% of Hispanics lack health insurance, according to the Kaiser Foundation.

The latest Census analysis shows 9% of white families below the US poverty level and 23% of Black and Hispanic families below the same levels.
Forks_Make_us_fa t

Montgomery, AL

#849915 Jan 29, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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"Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose,
nothin' ain't worth nothin', but it's free."
So what's free about it??
Can you jaywalk legally??
Can you avoid paying taxes legally??
Can you drive a car without a license legally??
Can you ignore traffic laws legally??
Can you yell "FIRE" in a crowded theater legally??
There are laws that make illegal many common behaviors. They are there to control those who step out of line.
You can't even gather and protest where you want to. The Gov't has rules to control people.
You need a permit to protest, or risk arrest!!
Disobey them you get arrested.
I think CA has more of these laws than most other states.
So being able to post propaganda on Topix leads you to believe you're free??
You've got a funny notion of freedom.
you sound happy about being a slave...

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Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#849917 Jan 29, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Hangin' as in Jessie Washington or hangin' as in your boobs??
Are you admitting to being Jane now, you ignorant slut? Doesn't matter--those of us with "walkin' around sense" know what you are, and it's neither oyster nor clam nor fine green cabbage.

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Montgomery, AL

#849918 Jan 29, 2013
Gunner wrote:
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Lets talk about his car collection.
DemIsAFuckinHomoBallEatingFag for sure

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#849920 Jan 29, 2013
Gunner wrote:
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Oh great another toothless hillbilly.
I'm telling ya, it's plague like.

Hmm...My iron is low though too, so that might be what's making my teeth hurt.

NOT.(well maybe, but rampant STUPIDITY is NOT helping).

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Spring, TX

#849921 Jan 29, 2013
Truth is no SIN wrote:
The Obama administration’s vendetta against whistleblowers continues with the sentence of 30 months jail time handed down on Friday for former CIA agent John C. Kiriakou, who in 2007 acknowledged that US agents were involved in torture.
On December 10, 2007, Kiriakou was interviewed on ABC News about the capture of Abu Zubaydah, who the Bush administration claimed was an Al Qaeda “mastermind” and aide to Osama Bin Laden. In the course of the interview, Kiriakou acknowledged that CIA agents waterboarded Zubaydah.
Kiriakou’s statements about torture in the 2007 interview were ambivalent. On the one hand, Kiriakou stated that the torture of Zubaydah was effective in obtaining information. On the other hand, Kiriakou was apparently troubled by the political, legal, and moral implications of torture.
Whatever Kiriakou’s intentions in his initial ABC News interview, his statements represented the first public confirmation by a government agent that Zubaydah had been waterboarded. The interview was widely reported and lauded internationally, but it also made Kiriakou a number of enemies in high places.
Kiriakou’s 2007 interview represented a step forward in efforts to bring to light the criminal abduction, torture, and murder apparatus erected by the US government in the course of the so-called “war on terror.” The revelation that Zubaydah was tortured certainly implicated top personnel in the US government, as well as the torturers themselves, in war crimes and other serious violations of US and international law.
In the upside-down world of the US justice system, the orchestrators of torture remain at large, and Kiriakou is going to prison.
The terrorists are not part of any nation's military, although it is well known that they had state support.
If any Arab country that supported them had stepped forward and claimed them as theirs, then they would automatically qualify for the rights of the Geneva Convention. However, all the Arab countries that supported them pretended they didn't exist and they had never even seen them after Bush began kicking the terrorists' asses.
Their own homies threw them into the garbage.
So, what do you do now? You have these terrorists that no country claims and gives them the protection of the Geneva Convention, and they are part of a huge international terrorist network at war with the United States and have already murdered 3000 americans....

You beat them with a lead-filled rubber hose and pull their fingernails out with pliers and electrocute their balls and cut their ears off and pull their teeth and cut their fingers off ... and waterboard them until they tell you everything they know so you can kill the rest of them.

Period. End of statement. No regrets.

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#849922 Jan 29, 2013
The conversation was about the vanishing TP.

Once again, you attempt to change the subject, because you can't defend your contention that the TP is thriving!!

You could just admit to being wrong, rather than run away from your original post, which had absolutely nothing to do with Clinton!!

HAHAHAHAHAHA

You're as dumb as Dweeb. Didn't he mention El Paso?? You his retarded brother, or just a sockpuppet of his??

ROFLMAO

You're just upset because FAUX fired your heroine, Ms. Palin!!
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Nuculur didn’t Clinton say “The Era of Big Government was Over?” not only do we have an oversize Government but and over reaching Government!! TP means Smaller and more efficient Government by the People for the People!!

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#849924 Jan 29, 2013
Where's Homer, Peppy f'ed up the bills BADLY and he needs to reprimand him.

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#849925 Jan 29, 2013
Entitle Meant"

by Raymond Nat Turner



Entitlement meant you worked your asses off

Like a guide dog trained by Pavlov



Entitlement meant drippin' pearls of sweat

No Swiss Bank Account, yacht, or Learjet



Entitlement meant you worked your asses off

No big "bailouts" at the corporate trough



Entitlement meant slavin' nine to five

Not that bankster "too big to fail" jive



Entitlement meant livin' hand-to-mouth

Like in the "right to slave" South



Entitle meant terribly skewed ratio--

Of 400:1 pay, worker to CEO...



Entitle meant more fiscal hanky-panky--

Tiny Tim Geithner-Osama Ben Bernanke



Entitle meant parasites makin' their bones

Off derivatives and sub-prime loans



Entitle meant bribes for political actors--

Cost overruns of klepto-contractors



NO to the "fiscal cliff" and other shams

Of extortionists runnin' Madoff scams!

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#849927 Jan 29, 2013
THE WORk OF LILY LIBERALS AND SAMBO KKK DEMOCRATS Savage School Inequalities Intensify

“Our schools are more segregated and less equal than they were in 1968, when Dr. King was taken from us,” said Jonathan Kozol, the educator, activist and author.“This kind of inequality is a theological abomination, a crime against the least of us,” said Kozol, author of the 1991 classic Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools.

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#849928 Jan 29, 2013
Obama “Co-Conspirator” in Austerity Schemes

“Austerity is, essentially, shifting of the burden of the economic depression from those who created it onto the working class and the poor,” said activist Eric Draitser, who has been organizing anti-austerity forums.“This is a concerted attack by financiers and the ruling class against the legacy of the New Deal.” President Obama is “a co-conspirator and collaborator with these austerity schemes.” Draitser is publisher of the web site StopImperialism.com .

MLK vs. Obama

Barack Obama and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have nothing in common, politically, according to Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations.“The only connection they would have in the real world be that Dr. King would be leading the demonstrations against the Obama regime, if he were alive,” said Yeshitela. Obama has “extended the war machine beyond anything in recent memory.”

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#849930 Jan 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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The terrorists are not part of any nation's military, although it is well known that they had state support.
If any Arab country that supported them had stepped forward and claimed them as theirs, then they would automatically qualify for the rights of the Geneva Convention. However, all the Arab countries that supported them pretended they didn't exist and they had never even seen them after Bush began kicking the terrorists' asses.
Their own homies threw them into the garbage.
So, what do you do now? You have these terrorists that no country claims and gives them the protection of the Geneva Convention, and they are part of a huge international terrorist network at war with the United States and have already murdered 3000 americans....
You beat them with a lead-filled rubber hose and pull their fingernails out with pliers and electrocute their balls and cut their ears off and pull their teeth and cut their fingers off ... and waterboard them until they tell you everything they know so you can kill the rest of them.
Period. End of statement. No regrets.
Makes anyone's skin cringe doesn't it.

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#849931 Jan 29, 2013
Once I realized you had no clue, I decided to let you stew in your own stupidity!!

I see you're still stewing..........

Please let us know if the lightbulb ever comes on in that short-circuited pile of mush between your ears.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA
DBWriter wrote:
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Go back and see who the f**k you replied to, idiot.... jeeeezzz... you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it grow a thumb and shoot itself.
Now, kindly tell us the answers. Here's the post again for your convenience:
Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American security detatchment while the real-time video was being watched in the White House?
And;
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
Since the answers are so logical and obvious, you should have no problems just jotting down them for us.
A simple location is required to answer the first question.
A simple source of money is required to answer the second question.

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#849934 Jan 29, 2013
Don’t You Dare Conflate MLK and Obama
If Dr. King were alive today, there might be a Black president, but he or she would certainly not get MLK’s support if he behaved like Barack Obama. Dr. King would oppose Obama’s wars,“make Wall Street scream, and attempt to render the nation ungovernable under the dictatorship of the Lords of Capital.”



Don’t You Dare Conflate MLK and Obama

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

“Had King survived, his break with Obama would have come early.”

Back in 1964, under prodding from a BBC interviewer, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. predicted that a Black person might be elected president “in 25 years or less.” Four years later, shortly before his assassination, King confided to actor/activist Harry Belafonte that he had “come to believe we're integrating into a burning house." We now see that the two notions are not at all contradictory. At least some African Americans have achieved deep penetration of the very pinnacles of white power structures – integrating the White House, itself – while conditions of life for masses of Black folks deteriorate and the society as a whole falls into deep decay.

The fires lit by the “giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism” that Dr. King identified in his 1967 “Beyond Vietnam: Breaking the Silence” speech are consuming the world, now stoked by a Black arsonist-in-chief. Domestic poverty hovers only a fraction of a percentage below the levels of 1965, with “extreme poverty” the highest on record. Black household wealth has collapsed to one-twentieth that of whites. Today, more Black men are under the control of the criminal justice system than were slaves in the decade before the Civil War, according to Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow.

The intervening years have shown that Dr. King’s 1960s visions were not in conflict: the rooms at the top floors of the national house may have been integrated, but the building still burns.

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#849935 Jan 29, 2013
jiminy cricket wrote:
Al Gore says weather is like "a hike through the Book of Revelation".
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21134540/vp=5062483...
Maybe he should be speaking out about freedom of religion then?
At least whats-his-face on the Today Show exposed his hypocrisy on the recent Al Jazeera business deal and put him on the hot seat.
What he was saying if you bothered to listen, places like Australia which had record breaking temps for a month or more with fires burning everywhere. 3 weeks on and half the country is flooded with record breaking downfalls. This is climate change in action EXACTLY what big Al predicted in his movie. The fact that you and the rest of the heads in the sand Republicans want to put it down to anything else BUT climate change because then you would have to admit being wrong. Keeping in mind these things are rated once in a 100 yr events by insurance companies yet they are every f...g year now. Which means very soon, insurance will just not be affordable. What's even sadder, it's probably too late to address it.

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#849936 Jan 29, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
The conversation was about the vanishing TP.
Once again, you attempt to change the subject, because you can't defend your contention that the TP is thriving!!
You could just admit to being wrong, rather than run away from your original post, which had absolutely nothing to do with Clinton!!
HAHAHAHAHAHA
You're as dumb as Dweeb. Didn't he mention El Paso?? You his retarded brother, or just a sockpuppet of his??
ROFLMAO
You're just upset because FAUX fired your heroine, Ms. Palin!!
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Hand over YOUR givverment EBT card too.

We the WORKED for it working class People are are here to stay-so DEAL with THAT.

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