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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#855044 Feb 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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My God you're dumb.
What the f*ck is the GD difference if Exxon pays $1 billion in taxes & gets a check for $200 million or if they have $800 million tax bill because they got a 200 million tax break.
Joe Flacco won a Corvette for being Super Bowl MVP. If he accepts and keeps the car he will owe about $27k in taxes. If he accepts the car and donates the car to charity, he will still owe $6K in taxes. The only way to escape the IRS is to turn down the gift.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#855045 Feb 6, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
The Dept of the Treasury!!
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Once again, for the really, really slow (stupid) people in the class, if you can't remember this please write it down.

The Treasury isn't a source of money. It is a repository for money collected from a source of money.
To say "debt of the treasury" you are referencing either money that has already been spent and doesn't exist anymore, or additional debt to be incurred by accepting money from some source of money.
To answer the question, you actually have to identify a source of money.

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

Since: Dec 12

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#855046 Feb 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Does that mean that when the Republicans regain power we can shove a drone up lily's butt? Just because a high ranking official considers her to be a threat? For no reason or any reason?
That's exactly what it means.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#855047 Feb 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Joe Flacco won a Corvette for being Super Bowl MVP. If he accepts and keeps the car he will owe about $27k in taxes. If he accepts the car and donates the car to charity, he will still owe $6K in taxes. The only way to escape the IRS is to turn down the gift.
So

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#855048 Feb 6, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Yea whatever peckerwood. Put some sun block on your red neck. I can't believe you tried the reverse psychology tactic. I'm far from racist. I jute don't like your kind. Take it personal! You seem to know an awful lot about ebt cards. You sure you don't receive assistance? You mad because I let the topix crowd in on your little secret! How does that work? You think your entitled yet talk shyt about those receiving gov't entitlements. Where they do that at?i wasn't even talking to you. Should've kept quiet & minded your business. Notre look what you've started
You don't think anybody here believes any of your spewage, do you?
Nude Surprized

Pompano Beach, FL

#855050 Feb 6, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
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ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz. I posted this yesterday using the WAXMAN moniker. No one cared then, no one cares now. I gotta go hit some judgit Cartoons. More my speed since I'm a troll.
Nostrilis Waxman Windsor,CT:
Do you own a penthouse in Manhatten lib overlooking CP?
http://www.t opix.com/for um/nyc/T50ESIT30OD 77D4FO/p2621 #c56397
Can I spell Surprized? Nope!
It's duh culture!
Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#855051 Feb 6, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Except that drones didn't exist!! DUH!!
And Nixon was Ayer's friend.
Yes, drones existed then. A variety of guided drones were used in Vietnam, to include some with video cameras for guidance.

And that's why Ayers was bombing all those government targets while Nixon was president.
Where the fuck did you ever get the idea that Ayers was a friend of Nixon?
You've got to show me this...

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#855052 Feb 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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I'm assuming you didn't read me post where it says most tax breaks given to big oil are actually general tax breaks afforded every company in america.
That's a good point, do we occupy the Persian Gulf to support the sugar industry?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#855053 Feb 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2011/08/...
A list of Bush drone strikes.
Bush did not put those children at risk, their terrorist link did.
None of those strikes were targeted assassinations of American citizens, which makes a difference.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#855054 Feb 6, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Your Ministry of Propogana had no choice to "FINALLY" cover the story, nitwit.
I guess it went right over your pointed head, didn't it?
Is it even clear that the "mainstream media" does a poorer job of being adversarial than the conservative press?

Consider Lewis's claim that "the establishment press" cared more about Seamus the dog's rooftop journey than "the fact that an Obama-authorized drone strike killed a 16-year-old American."

There's something important missing from that analysis. Tom Junod wrote the definitive piece about that 16 year old, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, in Esquire. I wrote about him here at The Atlantic on numerous occasions. The New Yorker covered the killing here. The New York Times and The Washington Post both published coverage of his death. Those stories and many others from publications in the "establishment press" treated Awlaki's death far more critically than anything that I saw in any conservative outlet. And some of the most critical pieces written about Obama killing a teenaged American citizen were published by avowedly progressive writers like Glenn Greenwald in the liberal online magazine Salon and staffers at publications like Mother Jones and The Nation, often citing left-leaning civil-libertarian organizations like the ACLU or center-left international affairs academics.

On various subjects that ought to trigger automatic scrutiny from any adversarial press outlet, like apparent violations of federal law, actions that directly contradict a campaign promise, aggressive retaliation against whistleblowers, and unprecedented assertions of secrecy, establishment outlets like The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post, along with avowedly liberal publications like Salon, Mother Jones, and The Guardian, did far more to uncover facts, raise awareness, and publish criticism of Obama than the conservative media.

To be sure, there was a schizophrenia to the coverage in some of these publications. The New Yorker must have dedicated hundreds of thousands of dollars to top-flight journalism about various Obama Administration transgressions against civil liberties, the rule of law, and good government. Its editors presumably submitted some of those stories for National Magazine Awards. The same can be said for The New York Times and the Pulitzer Prizes. Yet pre-election editorials in those same publications didn't merely posit that Obama was the lesser of two evils -- they left painstakingly reported transgressions unmentioned, as if they weren't relevant, and issued glowing endorsements that read as if Obama is an especially noble president.

I've been an outspoken a critic of that seeming contradiction.

But when it comes to holding Obama accountable for those unusually consequential, unchecked acts, the conservative media is far inferior, partly because of the time it wastes on birtherism, Kenyan anti-colonialism, and a National Review contributor's theory that Obama is allied with our Islamist enemy in a "grand jihad" against America; but mostly because much of the conservative movement behaves as if the War on Terrorism confers unlimited power to spy without warrants, to violate the War Powers Resolution, to extra-judicially kill American citizens, and to treat even the legal justification for executive branch actions as if they're state secrets. On all those questions, they defer to the Obama Administration.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

all sources linked.

bonus....

First detailed publicly by NBC News late Monday, the memo....

Read more: http://nation.time.com/2013/02/05/memo-gives-...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#855055 Feb 6, 2013
Are you a masochist??

You thrive on looking stupid!!

I popsted it yesterday, but you ran away.

Last time for this truly ignorant question, from the Dept. of the Treasury.

PAY ATTENTION!!

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""The Department of the Treasury is an executive department and the treasury of the United States federal government. It was established by an Act of Congress in 1789 to manage government revenue. The Department is administered by the Secretary of the Treasury, who is a member of the Cabinet.
The first Secretary of the Treasury was Alexander Hamilton, who was sworn into office on September 11, 1789. Hamilton was asked by President George Washington to serve after first having asked Robert Morris (who declined, recommending Hamilton instead). Hamilton almost single-handedly worked out the nation's early financial system, and for several years was a major presence in Washington's administration as well. His portrait is on the obverse of the U.S. ten-dollar bill while the Treasury Department building is shown on the reverse.
Besides the Secretary, one of the best-known Treasury officials is the Treasurer of the United States whose signature, along with the Treasury Secretary's, appears on all Federal Reserve notes.
The Treasury prints and mints all paper currency and coins in circulation through the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint. The Department also collects all federal taxes through the Internal Revenue Service, and manages U.S. government debt instruments.""

"The basic functions of the Department of the Treasury mainly include:

Producing all currency, coinage and postage stamps of the U.S.;

Collecting taxes, duties and money paid to and due to the U.S.:

Paying all bills of the U.S.;

Managing the federal finances;

Managing government accounts and the United States public debt;

Supervising national banks and thrift institutions;

Advising on domestic and international financial, monetary, economic, trade and tax policy (fiscal policy being the sum of these, and the ultimate responsibility of Congress);

Enforcing federal finance and tax laws;

Investigating and prosecuting tax evaders;

Publishing statistical reports.

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Note the third duty of the Treasury;

""Paying all bills of the U.S.;""

Now STFU and go away with your torrent of lies and ignorance.
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>Since you have all the answers, answer this question:
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
All you have to do is identify a simple source of money to answer that question.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#855056 Feb 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I am aware it was not the same time as the father.
Was he targeted & if so why?
Ask your Fuehrer.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#855058 Feb 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I love it when you right whiners defend terrorists who plot against America & send suicide bombers to kill Americans.
Just like you backed Ghadafi & even Bin Laden.
Liberals are the ones who want Al Jazeera to have a voice in the American media. Go ask Al Gore what his problem is.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#855059 Feb 6, 2013
TSM wrote:
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RealDave do you have a problem with GE paying No Taxes?
As well as Government Motors.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#855061 Feb 6, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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Republicans haven't had a chance at bat yet since the economic fallout. How can you even say that with certainty?
Because I was paying attention when the debt went over $1 trillion for the first time in our history under Reagan. I was paying attention when the debt went over $4 trillion under HW Bush. I was paying attention when Clinton produced 4 years of budget surplus. I was paying attention when once Bush was given the WH with Clinton's Congress they promptly drove up the deficit and ultimately doubled the debt. You can make all the excuses you want but recent history tells us that if you gave them all three houses again you'd have to dream up an entirely new set of excuses.

I'm sick of excuses.

If you weren't such a party hack you'd be even more sick of making excuses for the people YOU elect.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#855062 Feb 6, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Are you a masochist??
You thrive on looking stupid!!
I popsted it yesterday, but you ran away.
Last time for this truly ignorant question, from the Dept. of the Treasury.
PAY ATTENTION!!
----------
""The Department of the Treasury is an executive department and the treasury of the United States federal government. It was established by an Act of Congress in 1789 to manage government revenue. The Department is administered by the Secretary of the Treasury, who is a member of the Cabinet.
The first Secretary of the Treasury was Alexander Hamilton, who was sworn into office on September 11, 1789. Hamilton was asked by President George Washington to serve after first having asked Robert Morris (who declined, recommending Hamilton instead). Hamilton almost single-handedly worked out the nation's early financial system, and for several years was a major presence in Washington's administration as well. His portrait is on the obverse of the U.S. ten-dollar bill while the Treasury Department building is shown on the reverse.
Besides the Secretary, one of the best-known Treasury officials is the Treasurer of the United States whose signature, along with the Treasury Secretary's, appears on all Federal Reserve notes.
The Treasury prints and mints all paper currency and coins in circulation through the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint. The Department also collects all federal taxes through the Internal Revenue Service, and manages U.S. government debt instruments.""
"The basic functions of the Department of the Treasury mainly include:
Producing all currency, coinage and postage stamps of the U.S.;
Collecting taxes, duties and money paid to and due to the U.S.:
Paying all bills of the U.S.;
Managing the federal finances;
Managing government accounts and the United States public debt;
Supervising national banks and thrift institutions;
Advising on domestic and international financial, monetary, economic, trade and tax policy (fiscal policy being the sum of these, and the ultimate responsibility of Congress);
Enforcing federal finance and tax laws;
Investigating and prosecuting tax evaders;
Publishing statistical reports.
----------
Note the third duty of the Treasury;
""Paying all bills of the U.S.;""
Now STFU and go away with your torrent of lies and ignorance.
<quoted text>
Nuculur hes asked a Simple question now put your thinking Cap On and Try Again!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#855063 Feb 6, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I know, I try to invest only in profitable companies.
You should buy stock in green energy companies like Solyndra, the wave of the future.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#855064 Feb 6, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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Menendez just might be the bullet that ends up shooting his party in the foot.
that Caller story is already falling apart.

the folks over there are not happy with me.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#855065 Feb 6, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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The entire article was only about Obama using drones to kill American citizens on his command.
I'm just glad the tables have turned. This president was ready to prosecute GW Bush and Cheney for helping him get the credit for killing Osama after waterboarding only 3 bad guys.
But you probably don't have any problem with the accelerated use of drones by this president either.
Told you to read the White Paper, do I have to do everything for you?

Here:

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/sections/ne...

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#855067 Feb 6, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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It's just a bit hypocritical. Actually, it's a lot hypocritical.
Drones can cause suffering and mutilations to a lot of people who are just too close to the target if it doesn't kill them right off the bat - but that's more acceptable than pouring water up 3 bad guys' noses with an M.D. standing by.
If you read the White Paper maybe you'll get the point.

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