Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1433575 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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Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#851533 Jan 31, 2013
THIS MOVIE WAS GARBAGE COMPARED TO BUCK AND THE PREACHER Adding to this bit of verbal Mandingo mud wrestling, Dick Gregory criticized Lee for criticizing the movie, calling Lee a “little thug.”

Not to be left out of the fray, Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew said of Lee’s criticism,“Spike is upset because Samuel L. Jackson’s character in the movie is just like him: a conniving and scheming Uncle Tom.”

Other critics have complained about its historical inadequacies, such as the ability of Django, masquerading as a freed slave, to sit at a table with whites in Mississippi and enjoy other social amenities that would have been unheard of at the time—and which are problematic even today in the U.S.

The movie’s portrayal of violence is another cause of controversy, especially in the wake of the December 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, massacre of whites by one of their own, which has caused a new uproar about guns in the hands of anyone not wielding State power.

Some other reviews have been personal and subjective; noted author, Ishmael Reed, claimed that Jackson plays himself in the role of Stephen, the treacherous house slave.

Indianapolis, IN

#851534 Jan 31, 2013
Eman wrote:
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How will you feel if this turns out to be more than just allegations?
come on man. you know how i'd feel.

how will you feel if it's just more right wing fiction?

there is an established pattern of such things.

Pompano Beach, FL

#851535 Jan 31, 2013
RepubliCLOWNS wrote:
<quoted text> starting with republicans' failed policies and unwillingness to bring this country forward, keep supporting the party of failure nitwitt, you will never get anywhere unless you're filthy rich.
And you voted twice for the incompetent Obama? Bwhahahahahahahaha...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#851536 Jan 31, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I seem to remember an al Qaeda attack while that other fella was prez, you know, the goofy Texan? Anyway, did you declare his guilt?
Don't answer, this is the first post I've read today and I feel like I've already had my fill of stupid.'ve been filled with stupid for a very long, long time.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#851537 Jan 31, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Please state where it says otherwise.
You have about as good of an understanding of what type of government we have here in the United States as Obama. Let me educate you.

We have what is known as "limited government".
In a "limited government" the government cannot do anything the Constitution does not define as a function or responsibility for one of the three branches of government. If the Constitution does not authorize the government to do something, then by default the government is not allowed to do that.
Additionally, the Constitution does give what it refers to as the "free states" all authority not specifically defined as a federal authority, responsibility or function, provided the exercise of this authority by the free state does not violate the Constitution or infringe on any of the individual rights guaranteed in the Constitution.

It is types of governments like fascist dictatorships that are applicable to your response.

It would help a lot if both you and Obama had read the Constitution at least once in your lives.

So, show us the text from the Constitution, dufus.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#851538 Jan 31, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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yeah... right....
Barney Frank can throw his male page off his New York hotel balcony and run a male prostitution racket out of his house and be the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee because he's a Democrat.
Menendez is hispanic. You can have video footage of him clubbing baby seals and making demo videos for NAMBLA and the Democrats won't touch him.
Its amazing how they can take right-wing rumors and reel them off as though they were established facts. Its sort of like their own language.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#851539 Jan 31, 2013
Truth is no SIN wrote:
At last: a revolutionary African analysis of Django, a movie that “does not have the ability to criticize the institution of slavery.” Jamie Foxx’s character “does not enlist his captive brothers and sisters in the enterprise of ending slavery or their own enslavement.” And, he is disconnected, choosing only “to free his wife and to exact revenge for wrongs done to her.”
Django Unchained, Or,“Killing Whitey While Protecting White Power”: A Review
by Omali Yeshitela
This article originally appeared in Uhuru News.
“The main problem with Django is its function as a cover for slavery and capitalism.”
It has been a long time since a movie has sparked as much controversy as Django Unchained.
Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, the movie stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a vengeance-motivated cowboy “ex”-slave.
Also appearing are Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie, a notoriously sadistic plantation slave owner; Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Shultz, a German bounty hunter who purchases, befriends and accompanies Django on his odyssey; Samuel L. Jackson as Stephen, the depraved “Uncle Tom” house negro; and Kerry Washington as Broomhilda, Django’s enslaved wife, whose sale and forced separation from Django is the motivation for his quixotic blood hunt.
Oh I get it, Jamie Foxx is black and the president is black so...wait, no I'm not getting it. Did you have a point or are you in ticket sales?

Indianapolis, IN

#851540 Jan 31, 2013
Some Hagel Reax

The Hagel hearings are quite the window into the hawkish wing (that is, the largest wing) of the GOP. I think Hagel has done well in recognizing that complex answers would not serve him well here, so he has tried to rope a dope rather than explain. It was eerie in the questioning to see the GOPers attribute, almost literally, holy significance to the strategic triad (subs, ICBMs, and bombers) and act as if it’s almost literally an act of blasphemy to have toyed with (as Hagel seems to have) the idea that maybe ICBMs can be phased out. The trinity may be well holy, but in nuclear weapons delivery, not so much.

Israel, Israel, Israel. Most of the GOPers, plus Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, asked more questions about Israel than all the other nations of the world combined. It’s really a kind of fanaticism–of a sort which could not have been imagined 20 years ago. I would explain this intensity as a reaction to Israel’s decline in moral standing thoughout the Western world; because the special relationship, or the general idea that Israel is a peace-seeking and democratic state is now increasingly doubted, it must be defended with ever growing intensity. Still it’s an embarrassment–that this is presented to all the world as the highest deliberative political body in the United States.

Here some GOPers are trying to subject Hagel to standards of financial and historical disclosure that no one in Washington could ever meet.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#851541 Jan 31, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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This is interesting.
Is Obama white, or black?
Inside or outside?

Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#851542 Jan 31, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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True leaders, however, take responsibility when their designated assistants screw up.
How do you know for sure that more people wouldn't have died at Benghazi if it had been handled differently? Even if we had sent a regiment to protect this embassy do you really know for sure what the death count would have been?
Bottom line, suppose it was handled wrong. Only Obama haters and lunatics would expect that the President of the United States of America should have been in charge of security at an embassy.

United States

#851543 Jan 31, 2013
Demo KKK Rats wrote:
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One retard is enough.
yep! They gonna need you in 2014 for house cleaning.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#851544 Jan 31, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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What lie did Obama tell that caused the attack on Benghazi?
Not too swift, are you?
Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#851545 Jan 31, 2013
We are not seriously concerned about most of the historical inadequacies of the movie, as it is possible to do a fictionalized history and still do justice to the period; Mario Van Peebles' 1995 movie, Panther, is an excellent example.

And, while Tarantino’s movie has stirred much passion among Africans and others, Panther frightened the industry and the capitalist colonialist State, causing theater owners to go to extraordinary lengths, demanding identification from African patrons, and staffing police at many venues.

“Panther frightened the industry and the capitalist colonialist State.”

If absolute historical accuracy were the primary issue, we would have to start by torching most universities and banning the offerings of professors who claim to address the history of Africans and Europeans but instead provide some of the most fictionalized accounts of human events possible.

The main problem with Django is its function as a cover for slavery and capitalism.

Indeed, the movie is really a metaphor for capitalism at work on a foundation of slavery.

That Django, the protagonist, is a killing machine who leaves a gory trail of dead white bodies throughout the movie will give a vicarious thrill to Africans worldwide.

However, while it mocks and criticizes individual slavers, the movie does not have the ability to criticize the institution of slavery.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#851546 Jan 31, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> You want people to answer your questions thats already been answered numerous times. Hows about you answer these questions?
1. If Obama is negligent & you want his head for the Benghazi, Libya consulate attack, would it be wrong to assume that you already have George Bush's head hanging on a mantel in your game trophy room giving the fact that 7 embassies & consulates were attacked?
2. Did the republican publicly admit their obstructionism to anything the President tried to accomplish? If so, in light of all that obstruction, would you be honest enuff to admit that all the president has accomplish is nothing short of amazing?
How about you answer some questions for a change!
I recall you dodging these questions.
How about you please take a just one minute of your time to answer these questions. All you need to do is type a simple location to answer the first question, and a simple source of money to answer the second question. It should take you less than one minute to do this.

Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American embassy security detatchment in Benghazi while the real-time video was being watched in the White House?


Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

A simple location will suffice for the first question.
A simple source of money will suffice for the second question.
It should take less than one minute of your time to write these two simpole answers and post them.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#851547 Jan 31, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I can smell what comes next.
Did Real Brother get racial reassignment surgery and come back as a racist, white midget?
Peppy had that done, he is now a Vietnamese housewife living in Haiphong. He always had an affinity for the orient ever since his trip to Hong Kong.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#851548 Jan 31, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Its amazing how they can take right-wing rumors and reel them off as though they were established facts. Its sort of like their own language.
I see you've met DBWriter.
Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#851549 Jan 31, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Oh I get it, Jamie Foxx is black and the president is black so...wait, no I'm not getting it. Did you have a point or are you in ticket sales?
Three Hours of Caricature
In many ways Django is three hours of caricature.
Here is where the comedy functions as a disservice: the false struggle against “racism”—beloved by liberals of all complexions—is a cover for a struggle against real oppression and against the system of oppression itself.
None of the white slavers was portrayed in the all-American heroic mold of Thomas Jefferson or George Washington, two of the most revered African-owning individuals in the U.S.
All the “bad” white people in the movie are either hilariously stupid or sadistically depraved. The audience is invited to hate these brutal, Erskine Caldwell-like inbreeding-type cretins; because they are obviously cruel and depraved beyond redemption, it is okay to kill them all.
They are bestial, uncivilized deviants from what would now be considered the “American way.”
In a word, they are “racists,” individuals who revel in obvious disdain for and sometimes visceral hatred of African people.
Such hatred is no longer publicly permissible in 2013.
Since slavery is officially over and the word “n****r” proscribed from public usage and convention, demanding a degree of civility by whites towards Africans, those Africans deprived of the “racist” white enemy are generally unable to find their political bearings.
Nor was a connection drawn by the moviemakers between what these southern “miscreants” were doing in the South and the role of banks, insurance companies, stock markets and most industry in the U.S. North and all of Europe.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#851550 Jan 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Continuing a downward spiral that began last September during the Democratic National Convention, Fox News primetime ratings, in the key 25-54 year old demographic, have declined to numbers they haven’t seen since August of 2001. These are numbers that revert Fox back to the George Bush, pre-9/11 era when Fox was struggling for attention.
....Of course, as the ratings race heats up, Fox may decide to stop standing around watching their lead disappear. They will need to take bold steps to keep up with the competition. While O’Reilly is still pulling in decent numbers, Hannity is ratings loser and an embarrassment in terms of credibility. He has to be the first to go. Greta Van Susteren’s claim to fame was as an O.J. Simpson groupie who has never risen out of the tabloid mold in which she was formed. Now that her best pal and frequent guest (55 times), Sarah Palin, has been dumped by Fox, Van Susteren would be wise to update her resume. The most likely candidate to fill one of those vacancies would be Megyn Kelly, who has emerged as Fox’s most stridently biased anchor in the daytime.
There are those at Fox who know that a big part of the explanation for their decline is that the audience at large is no longer interested in the vitriolic smear jobs that Fox has specialized in for most of the past decade. They just watched President Obama get reelected, along with Democratic gains in both houses of Congress, despite their fierce determination to kneecap the Democrats and prop up the flailing GOP. They did the best they could to install a Republican regime with a coordinated campaign of propaganda and hate speech, but they failed miserably even in races they were expected to win. So they are aware that the public has rejected their best arguments and lies.
They should just replay Karl Rove's election night meltdown 24/7, Homer would pay a monthly subscription for that.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#851551 Jan 31, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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F*ck you. I posted them before & you just continue posting this line of crap.
You are truly pathetic. Either you are too stupid to learn or a loud mouth liar.
Why do I need to subsidize your salary???? Can't you make a living on your own?
You never posted any answer. All you did was duck and dodge like some urbanite running away from a house where he was caught breaking into.

Here's the questions again:

Post it again, dufus.

The first link returns the message "illegal operation", and the second link returns a message that really means "website not created yet".

Still, there is no proof Obama ever passed the bar or ever appeared in a courtroom as a lawyer.
Show us the results of Obama passing the bar.

Name the cases where Obama argued in a courtrooom.
Date - location - docket number - client/plantiff

... got a problem there, dont' you?

That's because Obama never passed the bar and has never even seen the inside of a courtroom as a lawyer.

Well, you can tell us about the... how did Obama's handlers call this... "management" lectures to ACORN that was supposedly his "private practice" experience.
Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#851552 Jan 31, 2013
SAMMIE AND QUIMBY Back to the Future

The fact is that white supporters of slavery were not miscreants—they were the norm.

In reality the Civil War that would break out in 1860 resulted in draft riots by whites in New York, massive lynchings of Africans, and threats by New York to secede from the Union.

Anti-abolition riots occurred throughout the northern U.S., including Philadelphia and Illinois.

Tarantino’s whites are caricatures, foils used to cover for slavery as the system that gives birth to the capitalism that is equally appreciated by the white bounty hunter, Django and DiCaprio’s Candie.

In the movie, slavery provides the income for all the free people.

Certainly, slavery is the means of employment for the merchants and exploiters of captured African flesh, but it also establishes the context for enriching both the German bounty hunter and his new protégé, Django.

The bounty hunter, Shultz, purchases Django to use him to identify men to be killed for reward money.

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