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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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#851421 Jan 31, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Well said, I agree.

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#851423 Jan 31, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Flack believes that we landed on the moon & the rover is actually on Mars but when NASA talks about Global Warming, he thinks they are lying.
You see, there isn't anything political about the lunar landing or the rover but ever since Al Gore come out warning about Global Warming, the Rabid Right has a freakout.
Now if Fox News said there was Man Made Global Warming, Flack would give up his love of coal and actually give a sh*t about what kind of planet his grandchildren will have.
Realtime says we shouldn't worry about what will happen after we are dead.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#851428 Jan 31, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>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.")
LOLOL HAHAHAh IN ITS OPINION WHO THE F CARES ABOUT YOUR OPINION LOLOL F O H

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#851429 Jan 31, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>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.")
My son isn't a U.S. Congressman. Want to try again? Maybe substitute "Ted Cruz" for "nameE's son"?
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#851431 Jan 31, 2013
THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT JOINS HANDS WITH SLAVE TRADERS TO RAPE AFRICA BLACK LIB DEMOCRATS AND LILLY LIBS HAVE NO PROBLEM MURDERING BLACK PEOPLE IN AFRICA AND BLACK DEMOCRATS CHEER FOR THEIR LILLY LIB KKK JIM CROW DEMOCRAT MASTERS,Long planned as a “mission” for NATO, not to mention the ever-zealous French, whose colonial lost causes remain on permanent standby, the war on Africa became urgent in 2011 when the Arab world appeared to be liberating itself from the Mubaraks and other clients of Washington and Europe. The hysteria this caused in imperial capitals cannot be exaggerated. NATO bombers were dispatched not to Tunis or Cairo but Libya, where Muammar Gaddafi ruled over Africa’s largest oil reserves. With the Libyan city of Sirte reduced to rubble, the British SAS directed the “rebel” militias in what has since been exposed as a racist bloodbath.

The indigenous people of the Sahara, the Tuareg, whose Berber fighters Gaddafi had protected, fled home across Algeria to Mali, where the Tuareg have been claiming a separate state since the 1960s. As the ever watchful Patrick Cockburn points out, it is this local dispute, not al-Qaeda, that the West fears most in northwest Africa…“poor though the Tuareg may be, they are often living on top of great reserves of oil, gas, uranium and other valuable minerals”.

Almost certainly the consequence of a French/US attack on Mali on 13 January, a siege at a gas complex in Algeria ended bloodily, inspiring a 9/11 moment in David Cameron. The former Carlton TV PR man raged about a “global threat” requiring “decades” of western violence. He meant implantation of the west’s business plan for Africa, together with the rape of multi-ethnic Syria and the conquest of independent Iran.

Cameron has now ordered British troops to Mali, and sent an RAF drone, while his verbose military chief, General Sir David Richards, has addressed “a very clear message to jihadists worldwide: don’t dangle and tangle with us. We will deal with it robustly”– exactly what jihadists want to hear. The trail of blood of British army terror victims, all Muslims, their “systemic” torture cases currently heading to court, add necessary irony to the general’s words. I once experienced Sir David’s “robust” ways when I asked him if he had read the courageous Afghan feminist Malalai Joya’s description of the barbaric behaviour of westerners and their clients in her country.“You are an apologist for the Taliban” was his reply.(He later apologised).

These bleak comedians are straight out of Evelyn Waugh and allow us to feel the bracing breeze of history and hypocrisy. The “Islamic terrorism” that is their excuse for the enduring theft of Africa’s riches was all but invented by them. There is no longer any excuse to swallow the BBC/CNN line and not know the truth. Read Mark Curtis’s Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam (Serpent’s Tail) or John Cooley’s Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism (Pluto Press) or The Grand Chessboard by Zbigniew Brzezinski (HarperCollins) who was midwife to the birth of modern fundamentalist terror. In effect, the mujahedin of al-Qaida and the Taliban were created by the CIA, its Pakistani equivalent, the Inter-Services Intelligence, and Britain’s MI6.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#851434 Jan 31, 2013
MORE LILLY LIB DEMOCRAT MURDERERS Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser, describes a secret presidential directive in 1979 that began what became the current “war on terror”. For 17 years, the US deliberately cultivated, bank-rolled, armed and brainwashed jihadi extremists that “steeped a generation in violence”. Code-named Operation Cyclone, this was the “great game” to bring down the Soviet Union but brought down the Twin Towers.

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.
BLAME CARTER NOT JUST BUSH AND REPUBLICANS DEMOCRATS ARE DIRTY DIRTY DIRTY
Rejected SurpriZe

Pompano Beach, FL

#851436 Jan 31, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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Whatever Kathy. It's obvious you liberals have a problem with honesty and reality. Sure - you are not posting under a different name, right. Everyone but you was born yesterday loon, right. Pathetic!
You mean like this, right you lyin sack of hypocritial shit.
Liberals R Sick/WAXTURDS
Windsor, CT
Liberals R Sick wrote:
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Good point, but actually, I'm sure she's just repeating someone else's opinion. That's what the zombies are programmed to do.
Brainless twits!
Billy Carter/WAXTURDS wrote:
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Ahh, swift one. IN case you been under a moonshine barrel, we all but won da wah in Iraq so that's whahh y'alls lyin media aint repoting on dat.
As fahh as Afghanastanah, aint you no we aint the only country fightin there and that the NATO counties support us - afta all swift one, even da libvtards don't dipute that one, except you loons.
Mah brotheah Jimma said you a loon. That's really, really bad when a loon calls you a loon.
Stay swift - an keep on postin, please. Ignorance is needed.
Have a nice day y'all.
Billy Carter/WAXTURDS wrote:
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Naw, Joe Biden isn't as smart as the Parrot. He gets my two bit despot Obozo in trouble with things he says!
I'm the smarter brother and Palin would have been a better V.P.
Billy Carter/WAXTURDS wrote:
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Haj, mah. I thought swift fellahs could stay on topic. This thread is about mah mullah Obama "saving 600,000" jobs. He can't be a liah can he, so he wouldn't lie about health caah would he?
Obamahs stimulus plan was enacted a long ime ago and unemployment keep on goin' up.
Billy Carter/WAXTURDS wrote:
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How dare you tell senile Kathy this? She wants to stay in lollipop land with the rest of her liberal/fascist friends like mah brothah Jimmah!
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
And yes, from reading her posts, this cathy chick is waaaayyyy out there!
LiberalsR_Fascists/WAXTURDS wrote:
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ROFL! That video reminds me of the early Clinton Administration cabinet (Madeline NotBright, Robert Reich...).Obama and promises? What a joke!
Billy Carter/WAXTURDS wrote:
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Mah brothah Jimmah tells Kathy is the spitefull one and y'all know Jimmah is right. To calm ha down, I'll let her view her favorite song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
Feel bettah now Kathy, my mental Munchkin?
Haav a nice dayah deah!
You forgot to include your latest bust measurement... ROTFLMAO!
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!

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#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!"

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#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.

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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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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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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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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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