Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1431557 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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Since: Sep 10

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#860149 Feb 16, 2013
There are at least two versions of WVA History.

One is the reality that WVA was created by an unConstitutional Action.

The other is the fiction the original traitorous criminals made up to cover their despicable acts.

Simple fact is, VA had a part of their state stolen illegally as punishment for secession.

Any way you slice it, it was an illegal action by Federal authorities.

And you nitwits are so strong on states' rights.

Except when VA has part of their state stolen. Then it's ok for the Feds to make unConstitutional rules to create a rump state from part of VA.

You don't even understand what Federalism did in 1863, that's your problem.

They stole VA's states rights, and you don't mind.

Your views are all over the place.

One day it's all about 'let the states decide' next it's ok for the Federal Gov't to carve states up at their whim.

You're weird.
flack wrote:
<quoted text> That's straight out of the history of West Virginia. Tuff stuff! Blow it out your libtard ass!!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860150 Feb 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The G.O.P.’s Nasty Newcomer
WHEN a Vesuvius like John McCain tells you that you belch too much smoke and spew too much fire, you know you’ve got a problem.
And Ted Cruz, a Republican freshman in the Senate who has been front and center in his party’s effort to squash Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense, has a problem. He’s an ornery, swaggering piece of work. Just six weeks since his arrival on Capitol Hill, he’s already known for his naysaying, his nit-picking and his itch to upbraid lawmakers who are vastly senior to him, who have sacrificed more than he has and who deserve a measure of respect, or at least an iota of courtesy. Courtesy isn’t Cruz’s métier. Grandstanding and browbeating are.
He sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and during its final meeting on Tuesday about Hagel’s nomination, he made such nefarious and hectoring insinuations about Hagel’s possible corruption by foreign influences that McCain, who’d gleefully raked Hagel over the coals himself, more or less told Cruz to cool it. It was an unforgettable moment, and one that Republicans shouldn’t soon forget, because Cruz, 42, isn’t simply the latest overeager beaver to start gnawing his way through the halls of Congress. He’s a prime illustration of what plagues the Republican Party and holds it back.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/opinion/sun...
Ted Cruz speaks for the base of the Republican Party, while McCain speaks for the Washington establishment.

We need a fighter like Ted Cruz, not a doormat like McCain.

Since: Sep 10

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#860151 Feb 16, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
The imposter will be back soon so I'll say this quickly.
Unfortunately, there was some confusion in my registering because my email address had been used before - by me. Not even sure myself how that happened.
Anyway, I've contacted topix to see how it can be rectified. Still haven't heard back from them yet.
It's the only way I'll come back on.
Go to google or yahoo and create a new email account.

Use that to register on Topix as your new persona.

You likely used your original email to register and lost the login info. No big deal.

Just get a new email addy from another vendor. It's easy.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860152 Feb 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Note in particular a Republican pollster’s recent interviews with Ohio voters. When the pollster asks them to play word association with “Republican,” the answers indeed include a few descriptions that the profiles of Rubio and Cruz push back against:“rich,”“white.” But the adjectives “rigid” and “polarizing” also come up, along with a lament about an “all-or-nothing” approach.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/opinion/sun...
Nobody is more "all or nothing, my way or the highway" than Pharaoh Obama.

Obama is all tax increases, no spending cuts.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860153 Feb 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans said it, dumbass. Not me.
Republicans said that federal employees did not deserve the upcoming raise because they had job security.
Note the word "should" in my post.

Federal employees have job security, but should not.

Since: Dec 12

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#860154 Feb 16, 2013
carol wrote:
Very sweet what some of you are saying.
Thankfully, I'm not ill.
Just got tired of having to deal with my namesake imposter and the confusion because of it.
Wish that hadn't have been the case.
Those of us who know you aren't fooled (mostly). I've been off all week too, ironic we should return at the same time.

I'm tellin' ya, Grumpy Old Broad is still available.

Register.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860155 Feb 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Republicans will not put up with other Republicans bucking their party.
Chuck Hagel spoke out against the Bsh administration & against the Iraq war & now they punish him for doing so.
They take a veteran & question is patriotism.
Hagel is being opposed because he is a Quisling.

Since: Sep 10

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#860156 Feb 16, 2013
You're spreading your filthy lies again, Nobraina.

Last I knew illegal aliens were beings from another planet. Is that what you're claiming, that little green men are voting in our elections??

You're easily crazy enough to have such beliefs.

The truth is far different than your ignorant rants.

In all of the Voter ID cases to reach the courts, not one State was able to produce evidence of voter fraud, least of all by illegals.

I offer you the Sec of State in PA as proof.

You are spreading the urban legend and lies that cost you nitwits the last election.

Works for me, stupid for you unless you enjoy losing elections.
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
But illegal aliens do vote, and no proof of citizenship or identity is required.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860157 Feb 16, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Just popped in to see what was going on and apparently need to tell you all I'm not ill. Because my name and location were hijacked and some of you thought my hijacker was me and that I was ill, you can see why I decided it best to just leave.
Haven't posted since last Tuesday after posting a fond farewell, before my hijacker posted I had a stroke or something.
But a heartfelt thanks to some for having missed me.
Nobody blames you for avoiding the personal abuse from the vicious, low-class Obama mob.

Since: Sep 10

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#860158 Feb 16, 2013
Cruz will be the Democrat's poster boy for modern McCarthyism.

He'll be buried quickly, both by Dems and Repubs.

He is evidence of the 'stupid' that Jindal and Rove know will doom their Party going forward.

You are part of that 'stupid', no wonder you admire Cruz. He feeds your stupidity.

Cruz has Communist ties from his college days.

He'll be destroyed.
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Ted Cruz speaks for the base of the Republican Party, while McCain speaks for the Washington establishment.
We need a fighter like Ted Cruz, not a doormat like McCain.

Since: Dec 12

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#860159 Feb 16, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
The imposter will be back soon so I'll say this quickly.
Unfortunately, there was some confusion in my registering because my email address had been used before - by me. Not even sure myself how that happened.
Anyway, I've contacted topix to see how it can be rectified. Still haven't heard back from them yet.
It's the only way I'll come back on.
Register a throw-away email address on gmail. I don't think I've ever checked the address I registered with.
Classy Freddie Blassy

Bronx, NY

#860160 Feb 16, 2013
I heard Corey Booker and Marion Barry are running in next presidencial election.

Since: Dec 12

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#860161 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Ted Cruz speaks for the base of the Republican Party, while McCain speaks for the Washington establishment.
We need a fighter like Ted Cruz, not a doormat like McCain.
I've never seen a group of people so fiercely dedicated to defeat.

Well, except for libertarians and communists that is.

Since: Sep 10

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#860162 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Hagel is being opposed because he is a Quisling.
I think it's hilarous how the Republiclowns fawned all over Kerry, former Public Enemy #1, yet they lauded him with hugs and kisses and approved him in record time!!

Yet when a Republiclown like Hagel shows up, they brandish their long knives.

Proves how dysfunctional the Republiclowns are. They turn on their own more willingly than they attack their opposition!!

Gotta love it!!

The Civil War within the Republiclown Party is a wonderful thing.......for Democrats!!

Since: Dec 12

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#860163 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Hagel is being opposed because he is a Quisling.
He's being opposed because he's an Obama nominee. If Reagan were still alive and Obama nominated him y'all would hate him instantly.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860164 Feb 16, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Register a throw-away email address on gmail. I don't think I've ever checked the address I registered with.
Registering will not deter those determined to be personally abusive.

A thick skin is required.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860165 Feb 16, 2013
Classy Freddie Blassy wrote:
I heard Corey Booker and Marion Barry are running in next presidencial election.
Booker would not be a surprise at all, as a designated Obama surrogate. Obama will have a candidate in the race, and it will not be Hillary.

Barry could run on a ticket with Al Sharpton or Jesse jackson, Jr. and would still get 99% of the plantation vote.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#860166 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Facebook Gets a Multibillion-Dollar Tax Break
By Peter Coy on February 15, 2013
It hasn’t drawn much attention, but Facebook’s first annual earnings report contains an accounting gem: a multibillion-dollar tax deduction for the cost of executive stock options and share awards.
Even though Facebook (FB) reported $1.1 billion in pre-tax profits from U.S. operations in 2012, it will probably pay zero federal and state taxes—and even receive a federal tax refund of about $429 million—according to a Feb. 14 statement from Citizens for Tax Justice.
The tax-research and -lobbying organization says companies such as Facebook should treat stock options the same in their reports to shareholders as they do in their tax filings. Citizens for Tax Justice calls the tax footnotes in Facebook’s Jan. 30 financial statement “an amazing admission,” but there’s nothing illegal about the breaks the company is claiming. Companies like Facebook are allowed to treat the cost of non-cash compensation, such as stock options, as an expense that reduces profits, essentially the way they treat cash compensation such as salaries.
The difference is that Facebook—unlike, say, General Motors (GM)—relies heavily on stock options and restricted stock units as a form of compensation. It paid out a lot during its years as a private company that it must now recognize on its income statement and balance sheet.
You won’t find any $429 million tax refund in Facebook’s financial statements. Indeed, the company says it had a $559 million federal tax liability in 2012. But that liability isn’t an actual payment. In a footnote, the company also said that it had a $1.03 billion “excess tax benefit” last year related to “stock option exercises and other equity awards.” That benefit is what flips the federal tax liability into a refund.(A small portion is applied against state taxes.)
Facebook says that it anticipates reducing its tax liability in the future by an additional $2.17 billion by using further net operating loss carry-forwards that it has banked.
Boycott facebook, Close your accounts.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#860167 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Ted Cruz speaks for the base of the Republican Party, while McCain speaks for the Washington establishment.
We need a fighter like Ted Cruz, not a doormat like McCain.
you don't need a fighter after the fight is already over.

you folks are just fighting to try to keep us in the 80s. "dusty Reaganisms" and all that thank you Marco.

so how many times did Reagan raise taxes? and why did he? because he was worried about the good of country and not worried about what the 'base' would be pissed off about.

because you see, and as was pointed out by Bill Buckley on more than one occasion, the base will always be ideologically irrational.

and.....in the minority.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860168 Feb 16, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
I've never seen a group of people so fiercely dedicated to defeat.
Well, except for libertarians and communists that is.
As a Libertarian, you should understand that principles are more important than winning by selling out.

Republicans can win by emphasizing economics and avoiding social issues, as in the 2010 election.

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