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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forks_make_us_fa t

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#850352 Jan 30, 2013
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More lies???
Facts in evidence as follows;
Dispatcher tells Zim to stay in car. Zim stalks Trayvon. Trayvon calls his girlfriend, tells her he's beingm followed by a strange man. She tells him to run. He runs. At some point, Zim ends up in front of Trayvon. Likely he tried to cut Trayvon off. Words are exchanged, a fight starts, and Zim gets his ass pounded by a 17 yr. old. Such a tough man!!
Soound familiar?? Zim was a coward, just like you. You're not man enough to defend yourself, so you need a gun to act as the penis you're missing. Same as Zim.
Now Zim's life is in the toilet. No matter what happens next,his life is in ruins. He'll likely be dead soon.
The rest of your nonsense is just your inbred racism.
After all, you did come here from the Birfer thread, did you not??
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Law does not require you to heed 9/11 operator...
They not trained policeMan....

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#850353 Jan 30, 2013
More lies from the Topix lie machine!!

There was no Judge involved!! DUH

"""FBI officials promptly told the Federal Aviation Administration last August of the arrest of Zacarias Moussaoui, who raised suspicions at a Minnesota flight school, but FAA security officials took no action.

They saw no reason to check scores of other flight schools for Middle Eastern men seeking flight training, said a senior FAA official, speaking for the agency.

There is no way to know whether such a nationwide canvass would have led investigators to any of several Sept. 11 suicide hijackers who had enrolled in flight schools in Florida and Western states.

Rather, the FAA's decision may be remembered as one in a series of pre-Sept. 11 instances in which federal authorities did not fully recognize and respond to faint warning signals that a terrorist network was at work. FBI officials maintain that based on what was known at the time, the bureau did well to nab Moussaoui, who faces conspiracy charges and is suspected of being the 20th hijacker.

Besides being informed by the FBI, FAA personnel also learned about Moussaoui from another channel. A program manager at the Eagan flight school who first phoned the FBI about the young Frenchman of Moroccan descent also informally shared his concerns with as many as four FAA inspectors, according to several people familiar with the matter. But there is no indication that any of them relayed the information to FAA security officials.

FBI officials also made fateful decisions. After Moussaoui's arrest, bureau lawyers in Washington repeatedly declined requests from Minneapolis agents to seek a special warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authorizing a search of Moussaoui's laptop computer. That decision is being questioned by some FISA experts, who say it's possible a warrant would have been granted.

The special court that reviews FISA requests -- a federal panel that since 1999 has included U.S. District Judge Michael Davis of Minnesota -- has approved more than 12,000 Justice Department applications for covert search warrants and wiretaps and rejected only one since the act was passed in 1978, according to government reports.

Mary Schiavo, a former Transportation Department inspector general who handled FISA cases as a Justice Department attorney in the 1980s, said FBI officials in Washington may have had a regional bias in the Moussaoui case: "They probably assumed there's nothing going on in Minnesota."

After the Sept. 11 attacks, when authorities did search Moussaoui's computer, they found evidence that would have heightened suspicions that he was a terrorist.

Tips to FBI

The FBI was alerted to Moussaoui on Aug. 15 by two program managers at the Pan Am International Flight Academy in Eagan, who called the bureau's Minneapolis office and spoke to Special Agent Dave Rapp. They were concerned about Moussaoui's odd behavior -- he lacked a pilot's license, and they said he paid nearly $10,000 for a few lessons in a Boeing 747 flight simulator as an "ego thing." -

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I caughht you in yet more hateful lies.

All because Kerry, a war hero, was confirmed by your Republiclown heroes??

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Bush had one of the 9/11(2001) hijackers in custody and had the 9/11(2001) plans in his possession. But, a liberal judge wouldn't allow the FBI to look in Moussaoui's hard drive and read the detailed plan for the 9/11(2001) attack.
...there was no objection from liberal judges to that on 9/12.
If that liberal judge had allowed the FBI to read the 9/11(2001) plans on Moussaoui's hard drive, the 9/11(2001) attack would never have happened, and there would never have been a war.
VALERIE PLAME was the actual person who advised both Clinton and Bush on Iraq's WMD program. ROFLMAO
Here's the link to read the lies from the Democrats in negotiation

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John Galt

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#850354 Jan 30, 2013
A look into the future for the U.S.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/01...

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“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

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#850355 Jan 30, 2013
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What a hoot!!! Waxturd/Jimmy/goober..masquera ding as No Surprize is pontificating about being "true to yourself".
Waxturd you are unfuckingbelievable!!!!
Hehe..

Look white bearded old ratface. That's not me. Maybe you should change out that old colostomy bag and stop being such a paranoid old cadaver.

A good night out at Bingo is all you need! I'll pick you up at 4PM for the late round. This time take your meds before we go. It wasn't fun cleaning up the floor after you last time we went.

They said they won't let you in next time unless you take your meds and behave this time.

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jiminy cricket

Orlando, FL

#850356 Jan 30, 2013
I can't believe Hillary is wearing an eye patch today! She's finally come out as the pirate wench she always was! The next thing you know she'll have a peg-leg and a parrot on her shoulder in that horrible orange pant suit she wears all the time. I need to turn on C-span and see if she's on there too. BRB

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sonicfilter

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#850357 Jan 30, 2013
This morning’s headlines are unexpectedly brought to you by the Commerce Department, and at a glance they bring bad news. According to an advanced estimate by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, GDP actually decreased at a 0.1 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2012, after having increased 3.1 percent in the previous quarter.

That’s not where you’d normally see your first indication of a new recession, but it’s an alarming number nonetheless. On closer inspection, though, the report is actually filled with good news.

Personal income is way up, leading to an increase in both personal savings and consumption. Private sector investment is way up.

All of those gains were swamped by a huge hit to defense spending, which fell 22.2 percent. That’s probably a sour mix of statistical noise, war “savings,” a bit of hoarding by defense contractors ahead of the sequester-induced financial drought, and so on. But it goes to show that pulling federal spending out of the economy can eradicate growth.

That’s not what you’ll take away from today’s report if you’re within earshot of the conservative noise machine, which is treating this report much like they treated jobs reports ahead of the election. Back then, employment growth wasn’t weak because of state and local government job losses, but because Obama. Now, GDP is down because the economy sensed Obama wouldn’t say much about the economy during his inaugural address and preemptively contracted. Or something along those lines.

Not that anyone’s asking me, but that seems like a huge missed strategic opportunity, driven perhaps by the fact that Republicans don’t want to admit lower government spending (austerity) is to blame here. It’s scrambling their brains. It’s making them forget about the rhetorical virtues of military Keynesianism.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/01...

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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#850358 Jan 30, 2013
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Obviously you are ignorant of events. Zimmerman being armed didn't cause Hoodieman to follow Zimmerman to his car and attack him. In fact, if Hoodieman had known Zimmerman was armed, he probably would not have chased Zimmerman down and started the fight.
So the "FACT" that this creepy dude was following you around for no apparent reason and you felt as though you were in danger wouldn't prompt some kind of reaction from normal people. It's a proven "FACT" that Zimmerman was following Travon when he was ordered not to do so. So he is the owner of what ever transpired after that...PERIOD.

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phoney_army_capt ains

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#850359 Jan 30, 2013
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No wonder you are forced to hide behind so many phony names. But the one thing you cannot hide is stupid.. You seriously think by telling you morons on here anything that would be able to lead to my identify would be beneficial to me...RIGHT moron... I'm living quite well thanks to some literary works and my more than ample retirement from the military..
So eat your envious little heart out PUSSCCEE. I also have a beautiful traveling companion who thinks we are all crazy. She is a brilliant writer in her own right...I'll bet you will really miss us while we are roasting the marshmallows in the fire place in a beautiful chalet in the mountains....Only two more days...ENVY girl.
Quite the imagination you got there private...

Impersonating an officer is against the UCMJ...
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#850360 Jan 30, 2013
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What's the matter? Not feeling quite as macho this morning? Come on, tell us what kind of knife you'd use and how you'd make the cut. Are you going to drug me first or torture me? LMAO! Sillyazz punk!
You appear to be drugged already.

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No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#850361 Jan 30, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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No wonder you are forced to hide behind so many phony names. But the one thing you cannot hide is stupid.. You seriously think by telling you morons on here anything that would be able to lead to my identify would be beneficial to me...RIGHT moron... I'm living quite well thanks to some literary works and my more than ample retirement from the military..
So eat your envious little heart out PUSSCCEE. I also have a beautiful traveling companion who thinks we are all crazy. She is a brilliant writer in her own right...I'll bet you will really miss us while we are roasting the marshmallows in the fire place in a beautiful chalet in the mountains....Only two more days...ENVY girl.
With age comes multitasking... ghost can laugh, cough, sneeze, fart, shit and pee all at the same time...

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Treehugger

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#850362 Jan 30, 2013
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What a warped distorted and obvious racist view of what actually happened. First of all nothing would have ever happened if Zimmerman wasn't packing, he knew that he had the advantage over Tavon and he was the pursuer with absolutly no legal right to do so, and was warned about doing just that. You don't know crap about hat actually happened other than an opportunity to display your hatred and bigotry. The simple facts are he initated the altercation regardless what transpiured after that. You yourself have that Zimmerman mentality.. A loser with obvious mental short comings,with ingrained hatred... the very same kind of morons that we need to get all of the guns out of their hands.
Couldn't, Wouldn't have happened if the kid had been in school, where he should've been to start with either.
Not saying that what happened was "right" (no where near such) but people have a right to protect themselves from vagrant thuggery as well goober.

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Grey Ghost

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#850363 Jan 30, 2013
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What time do your kids tell you to turn the computer off, sponge?
My children are in California, but it does tell us a little something about your miserable existence. Envy much?

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No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#850364 Jan 30, 2013
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NYC...
Gun control?????
ban a regular schmo from having more that 7 rounds while allowing RETIRED cop 15?
Why is it that none of the disturbed and hate-filled liberals, who steal and use guns, then go and kill movie-goers and children in schools, has never been identified as a conservative, independent or a NRA member?

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John Galt

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#850365 Jan 30, 2013
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Obviously you are ignorant of events. Zimmerman being armed didn't cause Hoodieman to follow Zimmerman to his car and attack him. In fact, if Hoodieman had known Zimmerman was armed, he probably would not have chased Zimmerman down and started the fight.
The Trayvon Obama case is old news.

Prosecutors are just waiting for the right moment to make a deal or drop the case. This will never go to trial.

A likely not guilty verdict would provide a hunting license, making ghetto gangbangers fair game.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#850366 Jan 30, 2013
Weak GDP Report Shows The Madness Of Push For More Spending Cuts

New data released today shows that the U.S. economy unexpectedly shrank in the fourth quarter of 2012. The 0.1 percent contraction is almost entirely attributable to cuts in government spending:

Real federal government consumption expenditures and gross investment decreased 15.0 percent in the fourth quarter, in contrast to an increase of 9.5 percent in the third. National defense decreased 22.2 percent, in contrast to an increase of 12.9 percent. Nondefense increased 1.4 percent, compared with an increase of 3.0 percent. Real state and local government consumption expenditures and gross investment decreased 0.7 percent, in contrast to an increase of 0.3 percent.

The report isn’t as bad as it could have been. Personal expenditures, non-residential investment, and business investment were all up, which is encouraging.

But the economy could be in for another blow in March, when scheduled spending cuts under the so-called “sequester” are set to take effect. And lawmakers seem to have no interest in voiding those cuts. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) said over the weekend,“I think the sequester is going to happen because that $1.2 trillion in spending cuts, we can’t lose those spending cuts.”

According to Macroeconomic Advisers, the sequester will knock 0.7 percent off of GDP growth this year. The Bipartisan Policy Center estimates that the sequester will kill one million jobs. As Center for American Progress economist Adam Hersh said,“we know what will happen if policymakers don’t work to scrap the sequester and eliminate the useless debt limit policy: We will have slower economic growth and job creation this year and in the future.”

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/30/1...

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Grey Ghost

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#850367 Jan 30, 2013
phoney_army_captains wrote:
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Quite the imagination you got there private...
Impersonating an officer is against the UCMJ...
It really pains you that there are successful people on here, ones that weren't afraid to fight to defend our country...So unlike you gun toting cowards. Hey doofus I get my direct deposit every month so idiots like you make me proud that I never turned out like them. YAHOO.

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#850368 Jan 30, 2013
You're pathetic.

Hillary did not become a NY Senator until 2001, after Bill left office!! DUH

As for her being quiet, that's patent bullshit. The Republiclowns hated and attacked her throughout th eClinton Admin. She was far from quiet, which is why she was well known enough to win a Senate Seat in NY.

You are blissfully ignorant.

Had Bush not been a drunk and incompetent, he might have listened to Clinton's intel people.

But he was, and he didn't.

And Bush is the least popular President in history because Americans know what a deunk and loser he is.

The parkway is on Google Maps. Take a look. Marcy Park is several miles down th road from Langley.

But,with your penchant for the BIG LIE, yo'll say anything.

You lose again, Dweeb.

It was the drunk in the White House that destroyed our nation with his drunken rage induced wars, regardless of your lies.

Yet you still can't admit that Bush is an out of control drunk, hiding in Dallas, the hated man of American Politics.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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You said one thing that was correct, Hillary led the health care fight. After they blew Foster's head off, she shut her mouth and Hillary Care died. The only voice heard after that, other than Clinton's idiocy that caused the 1994 mid-term election disaster for the Democrats, was Jocylin Elders - another absolute idiot.
Foster got his head blown off, and immediately Hillary shuts her mouth and you don't hear another peep from her until the Democrats reward her with the New York Senate seat.
And, even you have to admit that dumping the body at the front gates of the CIA headquarters was just a little too Hollywood dramatic.
You obviously don't know the Parkway very well.

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jiminy cricket

Orlando, FL

#850369 Jan 30, 2013
phoney_army_captains wrote:
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Quite the imagination you got there private...
Impersonating an officer is against the UCMJ...
Were my father still alive he'd be rolling over in his grave, blind drunk, cursing horribly, invoking God's wrath which he bore stoically his whole life long. I didn't mind the sexual abuse for mother had told me early on that sex was all men really wanted, but his breath! You should be ashamed of yourself. Consider joining the Marines as your punishment. I hear they like to shower together too.

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#850370 Jan 30, 2013
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You appear to be drugged already.
LRS is the birfer punk from LA.

When he gets run off that thread, he comes here.

Ignore him.

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John Galt

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#850371 Jan 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
This morning’s headlines are unexpectedly brought to you by the Commerce Department, and at a glance they bring bad news. According to an advanced estimate by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, GDP actually decreased at a 0.1 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2012, after having increased 3.1 percent in the previous quarter.
That’s not where you’d normally see your first indication of a new recession, but it’s an alarming number nonetheless. On closer inspection, though, the report is actually filled with good news.
Personal income is way up, leading to an increase in both personal savings and consumption. Private sector investment is way up.
All of those gains were swamped by a huge hit to defense spending, which fell 22.2 percent. That’s probably a sour mix of statistical noise, war “savings,” a bit of hoarding by defense contractors ahead of the sequester-induced financial drought, and so on. But it goes to show that pulling federal spending out of the economy can eradicate growth.
That’s not what you’ll take away from today’s report if you’re within earshot of the conservative noise machine, which is treating this report much like they treated jobs reports ahead of the election. Back then, employment growth wasn’t weak because of state and local government job losses, but because Obama. Now, GDP is down because the economy sensed Obama wouldn’t say much about the economy during his inaugural address and preemptively contracted. Or something along those lines.
Not that anyone’s asking me, but that seems like a huge missed strategic opportunity, driven perhaps by the fact that Republicans don’t want to admit lower government spending (austerity) is to blame here. It’s scrambling their brains. It’s making them forget about the rhetorical virtues of military Keynesianism.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/01...
Whistling in the dark.

Obama is celebrating measly 1.2% GDP growth for all of 2012.

Welcome to Europe, we are finally there.

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