Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#851399 Jan 31, 2013
Herstory 202 wrote:
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In Washington, DC, of course.
OK. So who is buried in Grant's Tomb?

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?

Your butt?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#851400 Jan 31, 2013
Eman wrote:
"In a little-noticed email published online Wednesday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman wrote nine months ago that she slept with 59-year-old New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez at a series of sex parties organized by Dr. Salomon Melgen, a longtime Menendez campaign donor.“That senator also likes the youngest and newest girls,” the woman wrote on April 21, 2002, according to an English translation provided to The Daily Caller by a native Spanish speaker."
This is commonly referred to as being the ins-and-outs of Progressive politics.
Herstory 202

Orlando, FL

#851402 Jan 31, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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True leaders, however, take responsibility when their designated assistants screw up.
Oh, is that so?...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,258681,00...

Say, um, how many more of these you want?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#851404 Jan 31, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Lindsey Graham to Chuck Hagel: "Name one senator who is intimidated by the Jewish lobby" LOL
I wish Chuck Hagel would say "you"
Graham and McCain would have us knee deep in Syria, Iran, Mali and perhaps even North Korea. Fk all that nonsense, give war a frikken rest for twenty or thirty years.

Stupid azz Carol is going on about "Obammy gives jets to Egypt." The entire Egyptian military was a gifted by the United States, because Egypt has protected Israel, as has Jordan, Turkey and some smaller nations. Syria belongs to Russia and Iran, Lebanon teeters back and forth, currently favoring the US.

Hagel is right, Israel is our ally but they're not our only ally and it's high time that Israel's hawks and their American neocon backers came to grips with that because the USA can no longer afford to cover for Israel's political blunders.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#851405 Jan 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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and what would be the name of that woman?
ah yes, the unnamed source. who likes no one but the Daily Caller.
where have we seen this show before?
I believe the email is posted at the daily caller if you want to look at it.
Rejected SurpriZe

Pompano Beach, FL

#851406 Jan 31, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
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Waxturds ALERT!!!!!!!!!!
WAXTURD NOT SURPRIzED is seeking anger rejection attention again...ROTFLMAO!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#851407 Jan 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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'little noticed'...translation.....Onl y the right wing blogs will post 'facts' with no verification.
What's your opinion on msnbc editing of videos and photographs?
Rejected SurpriZe

Pompano Beach, FL

#851408 Jan 31, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
It's DUH culture...
Floriduh/Nostrilis Waxman, <quoted text>
Seminole, FL 35635 Jan 1, 2010
#35660 HOW TO MANIPULATE THE TOPIX JUDGE ICONS
Anyone can log in with multiple renewal IP numbers and spamming the Topix Judge Icons for the replies to his post... Possibly... but doubtful.. running multiple copies of my browser, which will log in with multiple renewal IP numbers and spamming the Topix Judge Icons for the replies to the post... It can also be accomplished by using different browsers logged into the same thread with multple sessions... on the same internet connection... Every browser connection or session is an ip connection. If you bring up twenty browser sessions, you can judge the Icons 20 times... This Multiple Judging icon can accomplished by having 2 internet accounts in your home and acting as if you are 2 people judging the topix judge icons...{/QUOTE]
Florida Seminole, FL #35635 Jan 1, 2010
It can also be accomplished by using different browsers logged into the same thread... on the same internet connection... Every browser connection is an ip connection. If you bring up ten browser processes, you can judge the Icons 10 times...------- You can change ip numbers if you know how... You can also reset your internet modem box and it will DNS or resolve a new ip number... However that is not necessary. The way it works is to bring up multiple copies of your browser on the same thread and page and do the judging.. That's all that is required and wait depending on you network connection and topix server to record the vote and for the judging to take... I have done it and it can take up to 5 minutes on mine, maybe others different...
Nostrilis Waxman 35614 Jan 1, 2010 It can also be accomplished by using different browsers logged into the same thread... on the same internet connection... Every browser connection is an ip connection. Iy you bring up ten browser processes, you can judge the Icons 10 times...
Nostrilis Waxman 35621 Jan 1, 2010 You can change ip numbers if you know how... You can also reset your internet modem box and it will DNS or resolve a new ip number... However that is not necessary. The way it works is to bring up multiple copies of your browser on the same thread and page and do the judging.. That's all that is required and wait depending on you network connection and topix server to record the vote and for the judging to take... I have done it and it can take up to 5 minutes on mine, maybe others different... Try It! and SEE and judge my post here with multiple copies...
35659 Jan 1, 2010
Nostrilis Waxman wrote: <quoted text> You got it. I am hip to this.
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/T50ESI ... p1644
I've forgotten your number, Honey...what is it again? ROTFLMAO!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#851409 Jan 31, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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Here's what you are too stupid to realize about leadership. No effective leader micro-manages events that are better handled by staff that are not only familiar with specific areas of concern but specialize in their management. What all good leaders do is surround themselves with qualified staff and then stay out of the way. For example, a head football coach doesn't panic and take over control of calling plays from the offensive coordinator in the fourth quarter just because the game is close.
Since you want to compare political leadership to football, what you fail to realize about present Washington leadership is that the Boy Messiah is using PEDs, his sycophant go-fers break kneecaps, poke eyes, spike the opponent, aim for the crotch and get bonuses from the Jerk-In-Chief for doing such.

They also sleep with underage cheerleaders.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#851410 Jan 31, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> You mean the ones you & the NRA want to arm?
No, Dave if we put a gun in the Hands of Liberal he’s liable to go out and shout someone!!
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#851411 Jan 31, 2013
The Children Killed by America’s Drones.“Crimes Against Humanity” committed by Barack H. ObThis is a list of names of innocent children killed by America’s drones

But behind each name there is the face of a child with a family history in a village in a far away country, with a mom and a dad, with brothers and sisters and friends.

Among the list, are infants of 1, 2, 3 and 4 years old.

In some cases brothers and sisters of an entire family are killed.Four sisters of the Ali Mohammed Nasser family in Yemen were killed. Afrah was 9 years old when she and her three younger sisters Zayda (7 years old), Hoda (5 years old) and Sheika (4 years old) were struck by an American drone.

Ibrahim, a 13 year old boy of the Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye family in Yemen was struck by a US drone, together with his younger brother Asmaa (9 years old) and two younger sisters, Salma (4 years old) and Fatima (3 years old)

These children are innocent. They are not different from our own children.

Their lives were taken away at a very young age as part of a military agenda, which claims to be combating “international terrorism”

These drone attacks are extremely precise. We are not dealing with “collateral damage”.

Drone operators have the ability of viewing from a computer screen their targets well in advance of a strike. A family home is referred to as a “structure” or a “building” rather than a house. When they target a home with family members, they kill children. And they know that in advance of the drone strike:

“Bryant saw a flash on the screen: the explosion. Parts of the building collapsed. The child had disappeared. Bryant had a sick feeling in his stomach.

“Did we just kill a kid?” he asked the man sitting next to him.

“Yeah, I guess that was a kid,” the pilot replied.

“Was that a kid?” they wrote into a chat window on the monitor.”( The Woes of an American Drone Operator, Spiegel.de, December 14, 2012)

These children were killed on the orders of the US President and Commander in Chief Barack H. Obama.

The commander in chief sets the military agenda and authorizes these killings to proceed.

The killings were quite deliberate. They are categorized as “crimes against humanity” under international law.

Those who ordered these drone killings, including the president of the United States, are war criminals under international law and must be indicted and prosecuted

It should be noted that the drone attacks on civilians have increased dramatically during the Obama presidency (see below).

Michel Chossudovsky, January 26, 2012

NOBEL PRIZE WINNER BARAK HOSSAIN OBAMA MURDERER OF CHILDREN OF COLOR

ama,

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#851412 Jan 31, 2013
dem wrote:
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and why is that?
where do you think carbon goes when it leaves your monster truck?
does it turn into an asteroid?
The free market is/will lead the way. Not some government run/funded bullshit!!! The technology will come as soon as someone figures out how to make an honest profit. Not some propped up government crap. There are many things coming down the pipe that will change society forever. The world we know today will seem like ancient history in just the next few years. Most of you people have no clue what is about to happen. Technology is advancing at a rate that it will simply overwhelm the average person. This may cause problems of it's own. Technophobia is a growing illness.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#851413 Jan 31, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Devotion to big government is most certainly a religion.
And their are one helluva lot of Progressive High Priests everywhere from academia to news outlets to prostitution services.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#851414 Jan 31, 2013
The Politics of Debt in America: From Debtor’s Prison to Debtor Nation,[This essay will appear in the next issue of Jacobin. It is posted on Global Research with the kind permission of that magazine.]

Shakespeare’s Polonius offered this classic advice to his son:“neither a borrower nor a lender be.” Many of our nation’s Founding Fathers emphatically saw it otherwise. They often lived by the maxim: always a borrower, never a lender be. As tobacco and rice planters, slave traders, and merchants, as well as land and currency speculators, they depended upon long lines of credit to finance their livelihoods and splendid ways of life. So, too, in those days, did shopkeepers, tradesmen, artisans, and farmers, as well as casual laborers and sailors. Without debt, the seedlings of a commercial economy could never have grown to maturity.

Ben Franklin, however, was wary on the subject.“Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt” was his warning, and even now his cautionary words carry great moral weight. We worry about debt, yet we can’t live without it.

Debt remains, as it long has been, the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of capitalism. For a small minority, it’s a blessing; for others a curse. For some the moral burden of carrying debt is a heavy one, and no one lets them forget it. For privileged others, debt bears no moral baggage at all, presents itself as an opportunity to prosper, and if things go wrong can be dumped without a qualm.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#851415 Jan 31, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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I think we are all well aware of your and most righties position...Head in the sand Butt up in the air.
How could you possibly observe all of this with your head in the sand and Cowboys riding you?
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#851416 Jan 31, 2013
Those who view debt with a smiley face as the royal road to wealth accumulation and tend to be forgiven if their default is large enough almost invariably come from the top rungs of the economic hierarchy. Then there are the rest of us, who get scolded for our impecunious ways, foreclosed upon and dispossessed, leaving behind scars that never fade away and wounds that disable our futures.

Think of this upstairs-downstairs class calculus as the politics of debt. British economist John Maynard Keynes put it like this:“If I owe you a pound, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million, the problem is yours.”

After months of an impending “debtpocalypse,” the dreaded “debt ceiling,” and the “fiscal cliff,” Americans remain preoccupied with debt, public and private. Austerity is what we’re promised for our sins. Millions are drowning, or have already drowned, in a sea of debt — mortgages gone bad, student loans that may never be paid off, spiraling credit card bills, car loans, payday loans, and a menagerie of new-fangled financial mechanisms cooked up by the country’s “financial engineers” to milk what’s left of the American standard of living.

The world economy almost came apart in 2007-2008, and still may do so under the whale-sized carcass of debt left behind by financial plunderers who found in debt the leverage to get ever richer. Most of them still live in their mansions and McMansions, while other debtors live outdoors, or in cars or shelters, or doubled-up with relatives and friends — or even in debtor’s prison. Believe it or not, a version of debtor’s prison, that relic of early American commercial barbarism, is back.

In 2013, you can’t actually be jailed for not paying your bills, but ingenious corporations, collection agencies, cops, courts, and lawyers have devised ways to insure that debt “delinquents” will end up in jail anyway. With one-third of the states now allowing the jailing of debtors (without necessarily calling it that), it looks ever more like a trend in the making.

Will Americans tolerate this, or might there emerge a politics of resistance to debt, as has happened more than once in a past that shouldn’t be forgotten?
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#851417 Jan 31, 2013
The World of Debtor’s Prisons

Imprisonment for debt was a commonplace in colonial America and the early republic, and wasn’t abolished in most states until the 1830s or 1840s, in some cases not until after the Civil War. Today, we think of it as a peculiar and heartless way of punishing the poor — and it was. But it was more than that.

Some of the richest, most esteemed members of society also ended up there, men like Robert Morris, who helped finance the American Revolution and ran the Treasury under the Articles of Confederation; John Pintard, a stock-broker, state legislator, and founder of the New York Historical Society; William Duer, graduate of Eton, powerful merchant and speculator, assistant secretary in the Treasury Department of the new federal government, and master of a Hudson River manse; a Pennsylvania Supreme Court judge; army generals; and other notables.

Whether rich or poor, you were there for a long stretch, even for life, unless you could figure out some way of discharging your debts. That, however, is where the similarity between wealthy and impoverished debtors ended.

Whether in the famous Marshalsea in London where Charles Dickens had Little Dorritt’s father incarcerated (and where Dickens’s father had actually languished when the author was 12), or in the New Gaol in New York City, where men like Duer and Morris did their time, debtors prisons were segregated by class. If your debts were large enough and your social connections weighty enough (the two tended to go together) you lived comfortably. You were supplied with good food and well-appointed living quarters, as well as books and other pleasures, including on occasion manicurists and prostitutes.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#851418 Jan 31, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, an unnoticed email (now noticed) by a right-wing hatchet blog--that's what YOU call proof...why are you all so hot suddenly to prosecute Limbaugh's crime of choice? Isn't Grumpy Old Prick chickenhawks going after war heroes enough for one day?
Btw, the article said "little noticed". Aren't teachers trained to notice things like that?

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#851419 Jan 31, 2013
Eman wrote:
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If you'll read that post again, you'll notice I didn't comment. You are free to come up with your own opinion/conclusion.
My opinion is that anyone who posts an undocumented, anonymous blog attack on a U.S. Congressman is doing so to libel and slander the individual because of his politics.("I received an email from a highly placed reliable source that namE's son was a well-known supplier for T. Boone Pickens' grandson.")
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#851420 Jan 31, 2013
THE LIB DEMOCRAT NEW NATION STATE The World of Debtor’s Prisons

HEADED BY BARAK H OBAMA Robert Morris entertained George Washington for dinner in his “cell.” Once released, he resumed his career as the new nation’s richest man. Before John Pintard moved to New Gaol, he redecorated his cell, had it repainted and upholstered, and shipped in two mahogany writing desks.

Meanwhile, the mass of petty debtors housed in the same institution survived, if at all, amid squalor, filth, and disease. They were often shackled, and lacked heat, clean water, adequate food, or often food of any kind.(You usually had to have the money to buy your own food, clothing, and fuel.) Debtors in these prisons frequently found themselves quite literally dying of debt. And you could end up in such circumstances for trivial sums. Of the 1,162 jailed debtors in New York City in 1787, 716 owed less than twenty shillings or one pound. A third of Philadelphia’s inmates in 1817 were there for owing less than $5, and debtors in the city’s prisons outnumbered violent criminals by 5:1. In Boston, 15% of them were women. Shaming was more the point of punishment than anything else.

Scenes of public pathos were commonplace. Inmates at the New Gaol, if housed on its upper floors, would lower shoes out the window on strings to collect alms for their release. Other prisons installed “beggar gates” through which those jailed in cellar dungeons could stretch out their palms for the odd coins from passersby.

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