Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232497 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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TSM

El Paso, TX

#857169 Feb 10, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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Only money the government is sending me is the Social Security I paid in. Life is good!
Now, what EXACTLY is it in your life that has been ruined by Obama?
OldRaider it’s not about me it’s about the country, if 1/6 Americans in Poverty, 47 Million Americans of Food Stamps, 5.4 Million signing up for Disability, 12 million Americans Unemployed and Obamacare will cost 7 million their health insurance!! So you approve of this disaster as long as it doesn’t affect You….Right?

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#857170 Feb 10, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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What is it that Obama failed at? The rest of the world is struggling but here in the USA things are doing better every day. Even that moron waxturd brags about how well he is doing financially! Although in the next idiotic post this hypocrite whines about how bad things are?????
Tell us specifically how Obama has ruined your life. No complaints here.
Barack Hussein has failed at everything. Obamacare is a monitary nightmare. In five years no working person will be able to afford private heathcare. Just exactly what Obamacare will, and was put in place to accomplish.. Bankrupt the private system, we are quickly becoming Canada and England. Just ask the citizens of those countries how that is working out for them?

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#857171 Feb 10, 2013
The Great Drone Panic

It is Luddism masquerading as civil libertarianism.

The influential conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer wants drones banned domestically and thinks the first American to shoot one down will be declared a national hero. Senator Rand Paul considers them a clear-and-present danger to American freedom and is offering legislation to require a warrant every time one takes flight, except to patrol the border or in extraordinary circumstances. The drone is to our liberty what the wolf is to sheep, a natural enemy.

It is understandable that drones don’t have a warm-and-fuzzy image. Overseas, they are vehicles for an ongoing campaign of assassination. The drone attack has become the signature tactic in the war against terror. Spectacularly precise strikes take out people who had no idea they were coming, in notably antiseptic (for the operator of the drone, at least) acts of warfare.

And this is the first objection to the use of drones domestically: They are weapons of war! About to be deployed here at home! Not exactly. We don’t kill people with drones; we kill them with Hellfire missiles. The drone is just the platform. By this standard, we would have no police helicopters because helicopters are weapons of war. For that matter, by this standard police shouldn’t be allowed to carry firearms, which are a weapon of war going back a couple of centuries.

As for police drones randomly watching us as we innocently go about our business, this is not a novel phenomenon. Police do it all the time. It is called a patrol. They do it utilizing all manner of technology — on foot, on horseback, on bikes, in cars, and even on Segway scooters. So long as they are looking at us in public areas where we have no reasonable expectation of privacy, our liberty survives intact.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/304843...

Neo-Luddism stems from the concept that technology has a negative impact on individuals and communities.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Luddism
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#857172 Feb 10, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Dick Cheney speaks out on Obama's cabinet selections calling Kerry, Hagel and Brennan 2nd rate candidates.
Sure, as compared to who? Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Condoleeza Rice?

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#857173 Feb 10, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Piyush Jindal was the (R) rising star until he appeared with the Republican response to an Obama state of the union address. LMAO Jindal's manner of speaking turned him into a shooting star.
Rubio is not much better than Jindal, might actually be worse and Paul often comes across as a radical, the (R's) might as well let Bachmann join the rebuttal.
I wonder how Rand is handling his sons federal felony charges.
Quote of the Day

Nicole Wallace on Marco Rubio:“He’s everything we need and more. He’s modern. He knows who Tupac is. He is on social media.”

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/02...

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., dismissed recent gestures by prominent members of the GOP suggesting a softening of Republican positions as simply “lipstick on a pig.”

“I think all of this stuff is just surface stuff. It’s like lipstick on a pig,” Ellison said.“I mean, the bottom line is, the Republicans have a core values problem, not a ‘who knows who Tupac Shakur is’ problem.”

worse.

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Lincoln

United States

#857174 Feb 10, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Sure, as compared to who? Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Condoleeza Rice?
Carol seems gone
nobama seems still in the closet, often posting gay stuff
is the tread over ?

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Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#857175 Feb 10, 2013
TSM wrote:
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OldRaider it’s not about me it’s about the country, if 1/6 Americans in Poverty, 47 Million Americans of Food Stamps, 5.4 Million signing up for Disability, 12 million Americans Unemployed and Obamacare will cost 7 million their health insurance!! So you approve of this disaster as long as it doesn’t affect You….Right?
More jobs are being added every day. Obstructionist Republicans have fought Obama's jobs program tooth and nail. Republicans brand every person that's out of work a deadbeat and fight any effort to help.
So I'm doing my part by supporting efforts to improve the lives of people that need help. You and your friends on the right are doing everything they can make the rich richer....Right?

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“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#857176 Feb 10, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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If you and the other happy puppies choose to step off a cliff into the black abyss on the marching orders of the Boy Messiah, that's just fine.
You can even turn toward me, grin and give me the finger as you do it.
Being happy and stupid is your god-given right.
Exercise the hell out of it, Dood.
Much like China, we will soon be facing a political machine consisting of a single Party, The Party. There won't be elections as we've seen in the past.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#857177 Feb 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Great Drone Panic
It is Luddism masquerading as civil libertarianism.
The influential conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer wants drones banned domestically and thinks the first American to shoot one down will be declared a national hero. Senator Rand Paul considers them a clear-and-present danger to American freedom and is offering legislation to require a warrant every time one takes flight, except to patrol the border or in extraordinary circumstances. The drone is to our liberty what the wolf is to sheep, a natural enemy.
It is understandable that drones don’t have a warm-and-fuzzy image. Overseas, they are vehicles for an ongoing campaign of assassination. The drone attack has become the signature tactic in the war against terror. Spectacularly precise strikes take out people who had no idea they were coming, in notably antiseptic (for the operator of the drone, at least) acts of warfare.
And this is the first objection to the use of drones domestically: They are weapons of war! About to be deployed here at home! Not exactly. We don’t kill people with drones; we kill them with Hellfire missiles. The drone is just the platform. By this standard, we would have no police helicopters because helicopters are weapons of war. For that matter, by this standard police shouldn’t be allowed to carry firearms, which are a weapon of war going back a couple of centuries.
As for police drones randomly watching us as we innocently go about our business, this is not a novel phenomenon. Police do it all the time. It is called a patrol. They do it utilizing all manner of technology — on foot, on horseback, on bikes, in cars, and even on Segway scooters. So long as they are looking at us in public areas where we have no reasonable expectation of privacy, our liberty survives intact.
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/304843...
Neo-Luddism stems from the concept that technology has a negative impact on individuals and communities.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Luddism
All drones are not created equal. The "surveillance hummingbird" is a one ounce drone that can hover one foot off the ground and film someone through their window or patio door__it actually looks like a hummingbird.

The little helo drones that police are purchasing in the $25K per range are also being used by professional photographers to capture never before possible scenes of wildlife, architecture, sporting events etc.

The politicians, the news readers and political pundits are unfairly "selling" all drones as killer drones and they're doing a great job of it based on Flack's and some others posts.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#857178 Feb 10, 2013
looks like OldRaider likes the "Obstructionist" word:

2008bill wrote:

I have decided to leave this thread, so that juvenile "obstructinists" Like Waxman, Dean Martin, Gregory Scott, and Chylloh, that have no desire to participate in an adult manner, can continue to sit around the pot belly stove, with gun in one hand and Bible in the other, sharing demeaning and hateful drivel about this POTUS, this Administration, and our (American) Government. Their comments repeatedly posted here, go way beyond the intent of freedom of speech, and I will no longer be involved with those that portray, vile, and gutter styled, anti-American Values. There are plenty of other threads that I can post on, and other forums as well.

http://www.topix.com/forum/source/lebanon-dai...

Good to see you back 2008bill! How is lala land?
TSM

El Paso, TX

#857179 Feb 10, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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More jobs are being added every day. Obstructionist Republicans have fought Obama's jobs program tooth and nail. Republicans brand every person that's out of work a deadbeat and fight any effort to help.
So I'm doing my part by supporting efforts to improve the lives of people that need help. You and your friends on the right are doing everything they can make the rich richer....Right?
OldRaider you do live in a delusional World!! The Congressional Budget Office's just-released economic forecast for 2013 is dispiriting, to say the least. The GDP is expected to grow by only 1.4%, the unemployment rate will "stay near" 8%, the deficit will reach $845 billion!!
Raider… The long-term unemployment rate is over 14%, and if the labor force was merely the same size today as it was the day Obama took office, today's unemployment rate would be closer to 11%!!
JerryD

Los Angeles, CA

#857180 Feb 10, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Of course, hasn't anybody noticed the color of Dorner's skin? What else could he be but an EBT luvin' libral?
Duh!
And judging people by the color of their skin is what you conservatives do best.

Duh...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#857181 Feb 10, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Sure, as compared to who? Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Condoleeza Rice?
Yeah right__now there was a losing trifecta ticket.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#857182 Feb 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Great Drone Panic
It is Luddism masquerading as civil libertarianism.
The influential conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer wants drones banned domestically and thinks the first American to shoot one down will be declared a national hero. Senator Rand Paul considers them a clear-and-present danger to American freedom and is offering legislation to require a warrant every time one takes flight, except to patrol the border or in extraordinary circumstances. The drone is to our liberty what the wolf is to sheep, a natural enemy.
It is understandable that drones don’t have a warm-and-fuzzy image. Overseas, they are vehicles for an ongoing campaign of assassination. The drone attack has become the signature tactic in the war against terror. Spectacularly precise strikes take out people who had no idea they were coming, in notably antiseptic (for the operator of the drone, at least) acts of warfare.
And this is the first objection to the use of drones domestically: They are weapons of war! About to be deployed here at home! Not exactly. We don’t kill people with drones; we kill them with Hellfire missiles. The drone is just the platform. By this standard, we would have no police helicopters because helicopters are weapons of war. For that matter, by this standard police shouldn’t be allowed to carry firearms, which are a weapon of war going back a couple of centuries.
As for police drones randomly watching us as we innocently go about our business, this is not a novel phenomenon. Police do it all the time. It is called a patrol. They do it utilizing all manner of technology — on foot, on horseback, on bikes, in cars, and even on Segway scooters. So long as they are looking at us in public areas where we have no reasonable expectation of privacy, our liberty survives intact.
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/304843...
Neo-Luddism stems from the concept that technology has a negative impact on individuals and communities.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Luddism
This is a deliberate twisting of the intent of the drone program to instill fear in their moronic flock. And, if one would judge by the dunderheads on here; it works.

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“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#857183 Feb 10, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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More jobs are being added every day. Obstructionist Republicans have fought Obama's jobs program tooth and nail. Republicans brand every person that's out of work a deadbeat and fight any effort to help.
So I'm doing my part by supporting efforts to improve the lives of people that need help. You and your friends on the right are doing everything they can make the rich richer....Right?
That's funny considering that Obama claimed that he would "create millions of jobs" by investing in new, alternative energy sources. Sadly, we've seen how investing in Solyndra worked out for the underclass laymen whose tax dollars funded the money he gave that company. I wonder how much Obama got out of that deal?

We're still waiting on those "millions" of new jobs to materialize from Obama's progressive ideas on wasting our money. If his idea of creating new jobs is by having the taxpayer pay to get them then we are all screwed. Maybe I should bribe Walmart to hire my neighbor?

Lying for Obama doesn't hide the fact that he's destroying this nation.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#857185 Feb 10, 2013
JerryD wrote:
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And judging people by the color of their skin is what you conservatives do best.
Duh...
He's not a conservative

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RepubliCLOWN

United States

#857186 Feb 10, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Allow me to clarify...
What he means is you freeloaders voting for free energy for yourselves, while the other half of the population continues to pay for everything.
We pay for the disign and development and installation and implementation for you.
... and you vote Obama and free energy for your welfare state that refuse to do anything for themselves.
"BS" !!!!

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#857188 Feb 10, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
It would be so much cheaper, easier and faster to take care of what's causing the unrest.
JerryD

Los Angeles, CA

#857189 Feb 10, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Sure, as compared to who? Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Condoleeza Rice?
Good 'ol Weezi Rice.

The Republicans top choice for National Security Advisor.

RICE: Well, when George Tenet give me dat 9-11 brief six weeks before the attack, ah thoughts it wuz a historical document. So ah tossed it in the trash. Now, wasn't that silly?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#857190 Feb 10, 2013
TSM wrote:
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OldRaider you do live in a delusional World!! The Congressional Budget Office's just-released economic forecast for 2013 is dispiriting, to say the least. The GDP is expected to grow by only 1.4%, the unemployment rate will "stay near" 8%, the deficit will reach $845 billion!!
Raider… The long-term unemployment rate is over 14%, and if the labor force was merely the same size today as it was the day Obama took office, today's unemployment rate would be closer to 11%!!
Notice OldRaider just invoked the class warfare card talking about the rich getting richer, not backing anything up. Typical Democrat Zombie repeater. You cannot have debate with a weasel that makes stuff up like the weasel OldRaider does. I ignored his post, but read yours, which was well founded and presented facts. His did not present any facts, just class warfare rhetoric from that boring moron.

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