Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1250060 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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869970 Mar 7, 2013
TSM wrote:
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Son… I’m not the one Delusional its Liberals/Democrats!! Obama campaign releases ... students to dress in burqas and refer to Muslim terrorists as “freedom fighters!!
show it to us.
carol

Orlando, FL

#869971 Mar 7, 2013
Well, here we go.

The United Nations Security Council slapped new sanctions on North Korea over its latest nuclear test hours after Pyongyang threatened to exercise its "right to pre-emptive nuclear attack" Thursday.

South Korea is now threatening retaliation.

North Koreans' bark is historically worse than its bite but South Korea’s envoy Kim Sook spoke of the threat as being "very hostile".

Also, concerns over dirty bombs being smuggled into South Korea and chemical weapons are being reported.

The question becomes is Kim-Sung-un really that crazy?

After watching "Camp 14, Total Control Zone" and the horrors he inflicts on his own people including torturing children and whipping pregnant woman to death, it wouldn't surprise me.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869972 Mar 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Women often use the threat of gun confiscation to extort money from estranged husbands.
and it works. for obvious reasons; just look at your post.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869973 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Can we use a sniper? Or are you just talking about Drones?
Whatever. Just remember that what goes around comes around.
professor dem

Seymour, CT

#869974 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I heat & cool my home with a geothermal ground loop system. It produces no emissions at my home.
My home does use electricity. The emissions from the power utilized to run the pump & compressor on my HVAC is significantly lower than if I had continued to burn heating oil.
Again, the word is REDUCTION.
Furthermore, I pay extra to get a significant portion of my electricity from green sources.
Eventually. I will add either a wind mill or solar panels.
So yes, I walk the walk.
Excellent!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869975 Mar 7, 2013
With little debate, lobbyists slipped language into an FAA reauthorization bill earlier this year that will allow some 30,000 drones to fly over domestic airspace in coming years. While the shift may lead to a marked loss of privacy for millions of Americans, one congressman is bragging about carrying the drone industry’s water.

Congressman Rick Berg (R-ND), a first-term lawmaker now running for U.S. Senate, recorded a message for the Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVS), touting his efforts to insert language into legislation that would allow drones to share airspace and runways for domestic test flights.“It’s clear to me that expanding the use of unmanned systems hold enormous potential for our state and our country,” said Berg in his taped video for the AUVS lobby group.

As Republic Report has noted, AUVS is funded largely by military contractors that build and operate drones in Iraq and Afghanistan. The group has doubled its lobbying expenses in recent years, and managed to develop a bipartisan pro-drone caucus in Congress, of which Berg is a member and Congressman Buck McKeon (R-CA) is co-chair.

This year, Berg was slated to attend yet another drone lobby event. This one, titled “From Battlefield to Farm Field,” featured Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), and taped messages from Sens. Al Franken (D-MN) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

In one sense, Berg’s positioning as a loyal ally of the drone industry can be seen as an effort to serve the interests of his state, which has several airfields that could be used for drone testing. However, Berg is also fundraising around the clock for his Senate race, and his legislative favors have been noticed by lobbyists with companies that make unmanned vehicles.

Lockheed Martin, maker of the RQ-170 Sentinel weaponized drone, as well as Boeing, makers of the Phantom Eye UAV surveillance drone, have contributed funds to Berg’s campaign.

North Dakota has the particular distinction of being the first state to use drones for a civillian police matter. With Berg’s help, it won’t be the last.

http://www.republicreport.org/2012/in-recorde...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869976 Mar 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
if only the headlines on the right wing sites would read like this...
Rachel Maddow On Drone Strikes:'One Of The More Orwellian Things' About 21st Century America
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/rach...
but it's hard for right wingers who yelled for war at any cost to back down now. and there is that drone lobby....maybe we should see who they gave money to for 2012.
At least Maddow recognizes that he/she is a potential target.

Maybe an Obama target unless he/she gets back in line.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869977 Mar 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
works for me.
Problem is, that's against US law, a Democrat law.
professor dem

Seymour, CT

#869978 Mar 7, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>At the rate they're going, George's great-grandchildren will be dead before another Republican is POTUS.
People just like you said the same thing when Jimmy Cater was president, which was followed by 5 out of 7 presidential elections where Republicans won until we got stuck with the boy who cried wolf that we now have.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#869979 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
No in our society calling a black man"boy' is racist. You are just so inbred with your racism, you think its natural.
You & your racist F*ck buddies here can pretend & make up all the excuses you want. It doesn't change that you are posting racial slurs. And you know it.
So Dave by your Logic every father that Calls his son a ‘Boy ‘regardless of Race is a Racist….Right?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869980 Mar 7, 2013
AUVSI more than doubled its lobbying budget in 2011, spending $280,000 to work on the FAA bill that authorizes the expanded use of drones outside the military. As a PowerPoint presentation recently obtained by Republic Report shows, the industry group all but wrote the legislation. "Our suggestions were often taken word-for-word," it says.

No wonder. Political action committees affiliated with drone manufacturers donated a total of $2.3 million to the nearly 60 members of the bipartisan House Unmanned Systems Caucus, according to First Street Research. Most of that, 77 percent, went to Republicans.

The top recipient was Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), the caucus co-chair who also heads the House Armed Services Committee. He received $176,500 in donations from major defense contractors, including Northrop Grumman, whose Global Hawk drone is made in his district.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee, came in second with $112,000 from drone-related PACs. His district includes the Army's Redstone Arsenal, which conducts drone research.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/28/dron...

no surprise.
carol

Orlando, FL

#869981 Mar 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
who cares? Carol is going to be a bleeding heart for Al-Awlaki's son? Oh please.
The bleeding heart is for "mistaken identities" here at home by this president who has a clear distate for any and all opposition.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869982 Mar 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Problem is, that's against US law, a Democrat law.
law?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#869983 Mar 7, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>At the rate they're going, George's great-grandchildren will be dead before another Republican is POTUS.
and thanks to Democrats, by that time America will be a third world cesspool with MexiBonics as the official language and all women wearing burkhas.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#869984 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not burn fossil fuels to heat & cool my home. I buy a significant prortion of my electric from green sources.
The goal is to reduce the emissions by reducing the use of fossil fuels.
Over the past 10 years, I have cut my use of oil by half & drastically reduced my greenhouse gas emissions.
What have you done?
Well, I walk most everywhere, I recycle, I reuse, I re-purpose, and I reject organized religion.

It's a start.
")
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869985 Mar 7, 2013
Bill O'Reilly:'I'm Sorry' I Said Alan Colmes Was 'Lying'; Kirsten Powers Calls Him '100 Percent Wrong'(VIDEO)

Later on in the show, O'Reilly faced off with guest Kirsten Powers over the issue. Powers echoed Colmes' argument, telling O'Reilly that Obama has proposed spending cuts. She held up a piece of paper which she said detailed $400 billion in health care cuts that the White House wanted to make. "You need to admit you are wrong," she said. "You are wrong about this and now you’re playing a game."

O'Reilly argued that Obama has not offered "specific" cuts. "This is where you and I will never agree," he said.

“Because I use facts?” Powers shot back. She said that O'Reilly was "one hundred percent wrong," and that Obama's plan for spending cuts was online for anyone to see.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/bill...

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/02/21/bal...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869986 Mar 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Whatever. Just remember that what goes around comes around.
i remember saying that once. when was that? 2003?

i just hate being right.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#869987 Mar 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
With little debate, lobbyists slipped language into an FAA reauthorization bill earlier this year that will allow some 30,000 drones to fly over domestic airspace in coming years. While the shift may lead to a marked loss of privacy for millions of Americans, one congressman is bragging about carrying the drone industry’s water.
Congressman Rick Berg (R-ND), a first-term lawmaker now running for U.S. Senate, recorded a message for the Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVS), touting his efforts to insert language into legislation that would allow drones to share airspace and runways for domestic test flights.“It’s clear to me that expanding the use of unmanned systems hold enormous potential for our state and our country,” said Berg in his taped video for the AUVS lobby group.
As Republic Report has noted, AUVS is funded largely by military contractors that build and operate drones in Iraq and Afghanistan. The group has doubled its lobbying expenses in recent years, and managed to develop a bipartisan pro-drone caucus in Congress, of which Berg is a member and Congressman Buck McKeon (R-CA) is co-chair.
This year, Berg was slated to attend yet another drone lobby event. This one, titled “From Battlefield to Farm Field,” featured Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), and taped messages from Sens. Al Franken (D-MN) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).
In one sense, Berg’s positioning as a loyal ally of the drone industry can be seen as an effort to serve the interests of his state, which has several airfields that could be used for drone testing. However, Berg is also fundraising around the clock for his Senate race, and his legislative favors have been noticed by lobbyists with companies that make unmanned vehicles.
Lockheed Martin, maker of the RQ-170 Sentinel weaponized drone, as well as Boeing, makers of the Phantom Eye UAV surveillance drone, have contributed funds to Berg’s campaign.
North Dakota has the particular distinction of being the first state to use drones for a civillian police matter. With Berg’s help, it won’t be the last.
http://www.republicreport.org/2012/in-recorde...
Many of the hobbyists who fly their RCA's at the site I linked yesterday are employed by Lockheed Martin in various capacities. Here it is again www.rcacf.com check out the pictures,

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#869988 Mar 7, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
The bleeding heart is for "mistaken identities" here at home by this president who has a clear distate for any and all opposition.
He'll be gone in three years. Think the next one is going to revoke all the shyte he's put in place?

Puh-leeze. Politicians are all alike. No President is going to give up that much power willingly - Bush was just as bad, and the next one will be worse, regardless of which party affiliation they claim.

Next.
carol

Orlando, FL

#869989 Mar 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Krauthammer:‘Create Code of Conduct’ for Drones
On Special Report tonight, Charles Krauthammer delved into the debate surrounding drone strikes on Americans. He postulated two options where he believes it would be permissible to target Americans on U.S. soil, but proposed the creation of a “code of conduct” on the use of drones on Americans upon which the entire country could agree
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/342376/k...
the right sure is blowing up the Topix 'we hate Obama no matter what he does' meme.
You should watch the entire video of Krauthammer's comments. You forgot to mention that he said, "What's ridiculous here is we know (these extreme examples) aren't going to happen" and "you can create extreme examples, but since it's not going to happen, let's agree on a code we can agree on."

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/342376/k...

You've been watching too much NBC where they, too, edit out stuff they don't want you to know.

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