Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236632 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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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#851437 Jan 31, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> 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.
By the way it's "coming down the pike". Chicken Little.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#851441 Jan 31, 2013
Since then, the news that intelligent, educated people both dispense and ingest has become a kind of Disney journalism, fortified, as ever, by Hollywood’s licence to lie, and lie. There is the coming Dreamworks movie on WikiLeaks, a fabrication inspired by a book of perfidious title-tattle by two enriched Guardian journalists; and there is Zero Dark Thirty, which promotes torture and murder, directed by the Oscar-winning Kathryn Bigelow, the Leni Riefenstahl of our time, promoting her master’s voice as did the Fuhrer’s pet film-maker. Such is the one-way mirror through which we barely glimpse what power does in our name.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#851443 Jan 31, 2013
A lot of what we say and do becomes habit-forming. Groundhog Day 2013 could serve as a reminder that some political habits should be kicked. Here are a few:

**“Defense budget”

No, it’s not a defense budget. It’s a military budget.

But countless people and organizations keep saying they want to cut “the defense budget” or reduce “defense spending.”

Anyone who wants to challenge the warfare state should dispense with this misnomer. We don’t object to “defense”— what we do oppose, vehemently, is military spending that has nothing to do with real defense and everything to do with killing people, enforcing geopolitical control and making vast profits for military contractors. And no, they’re not “defense contractors.”

President Eisenhower’s farewell address didn’t warn against a “defense-industrial complex.”

The fact that there’s something officially called the Department of Defense — formerly the Department of War, until 1947 — doesn’t make its huge budget a “defense budget,” any more than renaming the Bureau of Prisons “the Bureau of Love” would mean we should talk about wanting to cut the “love budget.”

**“Pro-life”

Last week, midway through a heated debate on the PBS “NewsHour,” the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America said that some politicians get elected while hiding their extreme anti-abortion positions — but would be rejected at the ballot box “if they ran on their pro-life values.”

“Pro-life” values? Not a label that abortion-rights advocates should use for opponents of a woman’s right to choose an abortion. One of the main reasons those opponents keep calling themselves “pro-life” is they want to imply that supporters of abortion rights are anti-life. Why help?

**“Globalization”

In many realms, globalization can be positive, even essential. For instance, wonderful results flow from globalizing solidarity among workers around the world. Likewise, the planetary spread of awareness and cooperation among people taking action to protect the environment, stop human-rights abuses and end war.

Corporate globalization is another matter. Its destructive effects are lashing every continent with voracious commercialization along with exploitive races to the bottom for cheap labor, extraction of raw materials, privatization, flattening of protective tariffs, overriding of national laws that protect workers and replacement of democratic possibilities with the rule of big money.

Putting “corporate” before “globalization” may seem cumbersome, but it’s worth another three syllables. There’s a world of difference between globalization for human cooperation and corporate globalization. Blurring it all together misses the chance to clarify the distinct possibilities.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#851446 Jan 31, 2013
Skimming the headlines

We all do it sometimes — glancing at headlines and scarcely reading the stories — one of the reasons why, all too often, what we think we know actually isn’t so.

Case in point: a headline at the top of the New York Times front page days ago, no doubt leaving many quick readers with the belief that President Obama is getting tough on Wall Street.

Well, that’s what the headline conveyed.“SIGNAL TO STREET IN OBAMA’S PICK FOR REGULATORS,” it began, followed by an elaboration in big type just below:“A Renewed Resolve to Hold Financial Firms Accountable.”

Mostly focusing on the appointment of Mary Jo White to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, the article offered a fleeting indication in its eighth paragraph that the “renewed resolve” might actually be wobbly.“While Ms. White is best known as an aggressive prosecutor,” the article noted,“she also built a lucrative legal practice defending Wall Street executives, a potential concern for consumer advocates.”

The basis for that potential concern, however, did not gain any further elucidation until the article’s twenty-sixth paragraph, which provided the other mention of why consumer advocates might be concerned:“Ms. White could face additional questions about her career, a revolving door in and out of government. In private practice, she defended some of Wall Street’s biggest names, including Kenneth D. Lewis, a former chief of Bank of America. As the head of litigation at Debevoise & Plimpton, she also represented JPMorgan Chase and the board of Morgan Stanley.”

So much for headlines.

Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.” He writes the Political Culture 2013 column.
Rejected SurpriZe

Pompano Beach, FL

#851447 Jan 31, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
QUOTE who="Nostrilis Waxman" I'm a mut. Sweedish, Scot, English, Irish, Dutch, French - great grandparents moved to the U.S. <quoted text>
QUOTE who="Nostrilis Waxman"<quoted text>..
I'll post from the Caribbean to you lib. As you know, I just came home from the U.K.
I have a job. I can retire now but I have a good job lib - and a pertfolio you would not comprehend garbage man. Sorry lib.
I'll try to post to you from the Caribean next week.
Cheers.
http://www.topix.com/forum/source/lebanon-dai ...
Nostrilis Waxman wrote: Ohhh Booooyyyy! Like Wooowwww! Did you graduate from an Ivy League in 3.5 years with a double major with a level of distinction far above others? I doubt it! Did you turn down a White House internship.
QUOTE who="Waxman/Waxturds
I live in a large house with a lot of rooms and computers and also have redundant communication providers.
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/berwyn-il/T50 ...
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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You are sooo funny liberal.
I'm not "better" than you biologically, but I don't think you sent your kids to prep schools and Ivy League schools like I have. I do not have any failures. I am educated.
http://www.topix.com/forum/source/lebanon-dai ...
AWESOME WAXTURDS!!!!!!
Please wear the favorite outfit like last time. ROTFLMAO!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#851452 Jan 31, 2013
"Pro-rights and anti-rights attention has been focused on the tremendous list of guns that would be banned under Feinstein's bill, which takes up a significant portion of the 122 pages of this proposal.Here's the problem none of the "news" reports have spotted:The list of guns doesn't matter.Magazine size doesn't matter.If the semi-auto firearm has anything to grip it by, it is banned.It's very clever actually.According to the bill, any semiautomatic firearm that uses a magazine -- handgun, rifle or shotgun -- equipped with a "pistol grip," would be banned. That sounds like a limitation, but it is not.A pistol grip (on page 2)  is defined (on page 13) as "a grip, a thumb-hole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip." In other words, the gun list does not matter. It is a smokescreen designed to distract people from the true meaning of the bill. And it has done a magnificent job. It worked!"

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#851456 Jan 31, 2013
dem wrote:
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it was a joke.
we know your son is an alcoholic.
you project it onto to lily everyday.
Have a little more faith in leo, would ya? She can answer for herself.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#851464 Jan 31, 2013
NASA _ Global Warming

http://climate.nasa.gov/causes
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#851469 Jan 31, 2013
dem wrote:
One Denier, name FLACK, narrative claims that the experts are corrupted by "millions pouring into green technologies"... without showing how a space probe researcher, studying Venus at JPL, profits from a contract going to a windmill manufacturer in Copenhagen. But we'll return to conspiracy theories in a bit.
I saw that Hah, that denier can't decide between Popular Mechanics and Playboy eh?

On a different note the Caleb Moore X games guy finally died from injuries sustained when his snowmobile crashed into his chest causing his heart to explode. So there will be investigations , hearings, family photos, tweets from former schoolmates, lovers and tattoo artists.

They should all watch the Swede Savage video to learn that sht happens to crazy fks.

They hosed down the track and completed the race when Savage burned alive in front of God and everyone during July 1973.

There weren't any hero's on that day__frankly that was a real gruesome year at Indy but life was real fkn cheap in 1973.

Gordon Johncock was declared the winner__I forget who sang the national anthem.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#851474 Jan 31, 2013
dem wrote:
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you seem conflicted.
you said its not man made earlier.
pick a lane, gramma.
It's not man made but the advances in technology will get rid of all your libtard fears. Don't worry you libtards will come up with something else to be afraid of. Technophobia is the fear of technology. As we interact with robots, not these toys around now, some people will become afraid. As I said most of you have no idea of the life changing things that are coming.

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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#851477 Jan 31, 2013
dem wrote:
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and by technophobia you mean your fear of green energy?
oh wait...
your fear of "government" green energy.
the same government you trust for our defense.
this is really confusing.
You live in your own little world don't you.

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RUSH10ME

Mechanicsville, VA

#851482 Jan 31, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You can lie all your life about being a killer; but karma's gonna gitcha in the end.
Look at T Boone Pickens; spent millions lying about John Kerry and now he's burying his 21 year old grandson.
Look dumbass I never killed anyone , if you have a problem with that so did the commonwealth , the lying left wing media got caught flat flat out trying to push their agenda ,they are walking it back right now so suck on that and call it sweeeeeeet.

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#851486 Jan 31, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> It's not man made but the advances in technology will get rid of all your libtard fears. Don't worry you libtards will come up with something else to be afraid of. Technophobia is the fear of technology. As we interact with robots, not these toys around now, some people will become afraid. As I said most of you have no idea of the life changing things that are coming.
LMAO talk about conflicted? You bawl like a little baby whenever a coal fired generator is shuttered or google is mentioned.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#851487 Jan 31, 2013
Eman wrote:
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What's your opinion on msnbc editing of videos and photographs?
that everyone does it.

MSNBC just gets called for it more than FOX.

people just expect FOX to do it.

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#851488 Jan 31, 2013
dem you own the afternoon, well done, you have the baggers on the run, Flack run don't walk as fast as you can down to Jerry's.

I haven't seen a beatdown like this since Peppy met up with that old woman in Hong Kong.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#851489 Jan 31, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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Very good, Realtime.
You've blurred your personal lens of reality just enough to see only what you want to see.
It's about the media's complete opposite reaction to the Craig versus Menendez scandals!
If Mendendez were a republican, do you not believe for one second this wouldn't be all over the liberal mainstream news?
We'd better start paying attention. Complacency and apathy, as Chancellor Merkel pointed out to the Germans yesterday on the anniversary of Hitler's rise to power, is exactly how he accomplished it - striking down civil liberties, creating a one-party system and having the media on his side - all the while the Germans were both complacent and apathetic.
Just like we're becoming.
Also, Hitler used a desire for vengence felt by the German people due to losing a war that they felt should not have been lost, and a racial hatred to assist his rise to becoming dictator.

The Democrats want vengence for losing the Cold War, which they feel they should have won (which is why they are going to tear down Ronald Reagan's birth place, like the Nazis pulled up grave markers in Jewish cemeteries trying to eradicate evidence of their existence) and a racial hatred to assist the installation of Obama as a dictator.
What the Democrats are doing here today is identical to what the Nazis did to place Hitler as dictator in Germany.
They have no intention of Obama ever leaving the office of president.

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Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#851491 Jan 31, 2013
AFRICAN AMERICAN CHEER KENYAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO is supporting the MURDER OF PEOPLE OF COLOR IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA YEAH WOPEEE BLACK AMERICANS GOT THE POWER TO KILL BLACK AFRICANS HOW GOOD DOES IT GET Can'T GET ANY BETTER why don't you all invade europe with your KENYAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#851492 Jan 31, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> It's not man made but the advances in technology will get rid of all your libtard fears. Don't worry you libtards will come up with something else to be afraid of. Technophobia is the fear of technology. As we interact with robots, not these toys around now, some people will become afraid. As I said most of you have no idea of the life changing things that are coming.
Technophobia will be the final nail in the rightwing coffin, they will be left by the wayside along with dinosaur bones, 8 track tapes, and disco.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#851494 Jan 31, 2013
discordian wrote:
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People died
Obama lied
an al quada attack on his watch, guilty
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.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#851495 Jan 31, 2013
OBAMA IS A 1%er BLACKS WOULD HAVE BEEN UP IN ARMS IF THIS HAPPENED WITH ANOTHER PRESIDENT The office tasked with monitoring the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) bank bailout fund issued a report Monday revealing that the US Treasury has routinely rubber-stamped requests from bailed-out firms for executive bonuses in excess of guidelines put in place for the ostensible purpose of limiting payouts by these taxpayer-subsidized companies.

The report by Christy Romero, the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), accused the Treasury Department and its special master for compensation, the so-called “pay czar,” of approving “excessive” pay packages for bailed-out companies. Executives at taxpayer-rescued firms “continue to rake in Treasury-approved multimillion-dollar pay packages that often exceed guidelines,” the report stated.

The report focused on three bailed-out firms—the insurance giant American International Group (AIG), General Motors, and Ally Financial (formerly General Motors Acceptance Corporation). AIG received more than $182 billion in federal loans and cash, including $40 billion in TARP funds. General Motors received $13.4 billion, and Ally Financial got $17.3 billion.

In 2012, according to SIGTARP, the Treasury Department pay czar signed off on $6.2 million in raises for 18 employees at the three companies, all of which remained partially owned by the federal government, which held large blocks of their stock. The chief executive of an AIG division was granted a $1 million raise, an executive at GM’s European unit was given a $100,000 increase, and an Ally Residential Capital official was awarded a $200,000 pay hike just weeks before the subsidiary of Ally Financial filed for bankruptcy.

The report concluded that, despite government guidelines that executives at bailed-out firms be paid no more than the average for similar companies, 63 percent of top executives at the three companies were paid more than their peers. It criticized the pay czar for rubber-stamping the pay requests made by the companies.

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