Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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#869483 Mar 6, 2013
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Better yet, they could create jobs for Mitt and Ann Rmoney by hiring them to do domestic chores around the WH!!
Mitt hasn't had a job, outside of running for President, for the past decade!!
The American people would love to see them do some honest work and not live off their Cayman Islands wealth!!
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Normal Americans have forgotten about the Romneys and really don't care where they keep their money.
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#869484 Mar 6, 2013
THE GOOD NEWS FOR TODAY wrote:
Matthew 5:11
The Beatitudes
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
WHILE IT'S DELIGHTFUL YOU'VE LEARNED TO CUT AND PASTE FROM YOUR SILLY BOOK, IT STILL REMAINS THAT YOU NEED TO LEARN TO READ IT YOURSELVES.

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#869485 Mar 6, 2013
I think most but not all of you should consider looking out 5 years into the future. If you think five years from now will resemble much of how we live now I feel sorry for you.

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#869486 Mar 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Why do you come here looking to pick a fight?
Your whole schtick is making foolish comments based on others posts, and you ask me why I like to remind Flake how completely wrong he's been for several years concerning the economy?? Very recently, he was predicting a big setback for the economy. Now we're hitting all time highs and you nitwits are going to hear about it!!

It's not looking for a fight, because Flake never responds to his dumb calls. Homer catches him all the time.

I'm not allowed to crow a bit when you nitwits are all proven wrong about the strength of the economy, inspite of your sides attempts to stall it? In your freakin' dreams!!

Ya got a lot of gall, being a smartass yourself.
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#869487 Mar 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
never mind Eman. i figured out what has you wingnuts so perturbed...
Republican austerity means an end to White House tours
NBC’S Kristen Welker joins Martin Bashir to report on Republicans’ decision to push for more austerity cuts – and why sequestration means no more White House tours.
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/martin-bashir/5105...
...it's all their own fault.
i was just looking in the wrong place.
.... TWICE.
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#869488 Mar 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Normal Americans have forgotten about the Romneys and really don't care where they keep their money.
OH, I DOUBT THAT. I SUSPECT THAT NORMAL AMERICANS AT THE IRS ARE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHERE THEY KEEP THEIR MONEY.
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#869489 Mar 6, 2013
"When is the Rapture going to occur in relation to the Tribulation?"

Answer: The timing of the rapture in relation to the tribulation is one of the most controversial issues in the church today. The three primary views are pre-tribulational (the rapture occurs before the tribulation), mid-tribulational (the rapture occurs at or near the mid-point of the tribulation), and post-tribulational (the rapture occurs at the end of the tribulation). A fourth view, commonly known as pre-wrath, is a slight modification of the mid-tribulational position.

First, it is important to recognize the purpose of the tribulation. According to Daniel 9:27, there is a seventieth “seven”(seven years) that is still yet to come. Daniel’s entire prophecy of the seventy sevens (Daniel 9:20-27) is speaking of the nation of Israel. It is a time period in which God focuses His attention especially on Israel. The seventieth seven, the tribulation, must also be a time when God deals specifically with Israel. While this does not necessarily indicate that the church could not also be present, it does bring into question why the church would need to be on the earth during that time.

The primary Scripture passage on the rapture is 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. It states that all living believers, along with all believers who have died, will meet the Lord Jesus in the air and will be with Him forever. The rapture is God’s removing His people from the earth. A few verses later, in 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Paul says,“For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” The book of Revelation, which deals primarily with the time period of the tribulation, is a prophetic message of how God will pour out His wrath upon the earth during the tribulation. It seems inconsistent for God to promise believers that they will not suffer wrath and then leave them on the earth to suffer through the wrath of the tribulation. The fact that God promises to deliver Christians from wrath shortly after promising to remove His people from the earth seems to link those two events together.

Another crucial passage on the timing of the rapture is Revelation 3:10, in which Christ promises to deliver believers from the “hour of trial” that is going to come upon the earth. This could mean two things. Either Christ will protect believers in the midst of the trials, or He will deliver believers out of the trials. Both are valid meanings of the Greek word translated “from.” However, it is important to recognize what believers are promised to be kept from. It is not just the trial, but the “hour” of trial. Christ is promising to keep believers from the very time period that contains the trials, namely the tribulation. The purpose of the tribulation, the purpose of the rapture, the meaning of 1 Thessalonians 5:9, and the interpretation of Revelation 3:10 all give clear support to the pre-tribulational position. If the Bible is interpreted literally and consistently, the pre-tribulational position is the most biblically-based interpretation.

Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/rapture-tribulati...

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#869490 Mar 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Normal Americans have forgotten about the Romneys and really don't care where they keep their money.
You're too funny!!

That's why Chris Wallace did a long interview with them for FAUX and they were invited to speak at CPAC, right??

Nice try, but you fell short, as usual.

HAHAHAHA

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#869491 Mar 6, 2013
flack wrote:
I think most but not all of you should consider looking out 5 years into the future. If you think five years from now will resemble much of how we live now I feel sorry for you.
what have you been smoking??

"Far out, man!"

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#869492 Mar 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The $700 billion is not a cut, but just a transfer to Obamacare that robs senior citizens of medical care to fund care for illegal aliens.
During the recent Pres. Campaign, it was called a $70 Billion cut. You often used the attack line yourself, so quit the nonsense.

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#869493 Mar 6, 2013
‘Annoying, Offending’ Language Online Would Be Crime Under Arizona Bill

http://theintelhub.com/2013/03/06/annoying-of...

It's said that the pen is mightier than the sword - they're attempting to own both.

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#869494 Mar 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Don't you know how to have a normal conversation?
This is your idea of a normal conversation??

"Lily knows a guy who used to traffic in cocaine. Ask her."

I think I prefer my style of conversation to your nastiness.

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#869495 Mar 6, 2013
flack wrote:
I think most but not all of you should consider looking out 5 years into the future. If you think five years from now will resemble much of how we live now I feel sorry for you.
LIKE STALIN? YOU COULD NEVER FEEL SORRY FOR ANYONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF SO THE REST OF YOUR BLATHER IS IMMATERIAL. HOPEFULLY, IN FIVE YEARS, WITH LUCK, GLOBAL CAPITALISM WILL BE IN FREE-FALL, THE TEA PARTY WON'T EVEN EXIST AND THE RACIST POLITICAL BASE OF AMERICAN CONSERVATISM WILL BE DEAD OR IN THE PROCESS. IN FIVE YEARS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL NOT EXIST TO PERSECUTE AND ABUSE PEOPLE. TWO CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES WILL HAVE DIED AND THE REST WILL SHUN THE UNCLE TOM IN THEIR MIDST. IN FIVE YEARS AMERICA WILL BE BROWN AND IT'LL BE LEGAL TO EVISCERATE PAY-DAY LENDERS. NOW THAT'S A 5-YEAR PLAN.

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#869496 Mar 6, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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what have you been smoking??
"Far out, man!"
You prove my point. Thanks!!!

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#869497 Mar 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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i don't "wish" anything, just my opinion. the civil suit won't mean diddly to the folks that will riot from a not guilty verdict. if that happens, lots of innocent folks will have their private property destroyed. i remember Rodney king all too well.
Nonsense. It won't be anything like that.

Your racial stereotypes are showing.

Mr. "I know lots of Mexicans"!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

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#869498 Mar 6, 2013
THE GOOD NEWS FOR TODAY wrote:
"When is the tribulation is one of the most controversial issues in the chur of the mid-tribulational position.entieth “seven”(seven years) that is still yet to come. Daniel’s entire prophecy of the seventy sevens (Daniel 9:20-27) is speaking of the nation of Israel. It is a time period in whn why the church would need to be on the earth during that time.
The primary Scripture passage on the rapture is 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. It states that all living believers, along with all believers who have died, will meet the Lord Jesus ans 5:9, Paul says,“For God did not appointo deliver Christians from wrath shortly after promising to remove His people from the earth seems to link those two events together.
Another crucial passage on the timing of the rapture is Revelation 3:10, in which Christ promises to deliver believers from the “hour of trial” that is going to come upon the earth. This could mean two things. Eito recognize what believers are promised to be kept from. It is not just the trial, but the “hour” of trial. Christ is promising to keep believers from the very time period that contains the trials, namely the tribulation. The purpose of the tribulation, the purpose of the rapture, the mean pre-tribulational position is the most biblically-based interpretation.
Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/rapture-tribulati...
PSSST... CRACKER, YOU WANNA BUY A SANDWICH BOARD, CHEAP?

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#869499 Mar 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i don't get it. the tours.
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yes, the tours. What happens if you call you congressman to schedule a tour? Obama gets to blame the republicans when you get rejected.

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#869500 Mar 6, 2013
Costco CEO: Raise The Minimum Wage To More Than $10 Per Hour

"President Barack Obama wants to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour. And the CEO of one of America's largest retailers says such a move would be good for workers and businesses alike. In fact, he says raise it even more.

On Tuesday, Costco CEO and President Craig Jelinek came out in support of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, which aims to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, then adjust it after that for inflation.

"At Costco, we know that paying employees good wages makes good sense for business," Jelinek said in a statement. "We pay a starting hourly wage of $11.50 in all states where we do business, and we are still able to keep our overhead costs low."

"An important reason for the success of Costco’s business model is the attraction and retention of great employees," Jelinek added. "Instead of minimizing wages, we know it's a lot more profitable in the long term to minimize employee turnover and maximize employee productivity, commitment and loyalty. We support efforts to increase the federal minimum wage."

Costco has a reputation for paying its employees above market rate, with the typical worker earning around $45,000 in 2011, according to Fortune. Walmart-owned Sam's Club, in contrast, pays its sales associates an average of $17,486 per year, according to salary information website Glassdoor.com .

Costco also provides health insurance to a significantly larger percentage of its workers than does Walmart, the Harvard Business Review reported in 2006.

Jelinek's predecessor, Costco founder Jim Sinegal, has also expressed support for raising the federal minimum wage in the past. "The more people make, the better lives they're going to have and the better consumers they're going to be," Sinegal told the Washington Post in 2007. "It's going to provide better jobs and better wages.""

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Gee, there's a real businessman saying you nitwits are dead wrong.

No surprise there!!

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#869501 Mar 6, 2013
A JEW IN THE HAND wrote:
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.... TWICE.
nice.

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#869503 Mar 6, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Your whole schtick is making foolish comments based on others posts, and you ask me why I like to remind Flake how completely wrong he's been for several years concerning the economy?? Very recently, he was predicting a big setback for the economy. Now we're hitting all time highs and you nitwits are going to hear about it!!
It's not looking for a fight, because Flake never responds to his dumb calls. Homer catches him all the time.
I'm not allowed to crow a bit when you nitwits are all proven wrong about the strength of the economy, inspite of your sides attempts to stall it? In your freakin' dreams!!
Ya got a lot of gall, being a smartass yourself.
The current state of the stock market is an illusion. It's a bubble, just like housing, student loans, etc., and it will burst as soon as the Fed quits propping it up.

Crow on, but remember, there won't be any sauce when you are required to eat it.

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