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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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#869948 Mar 7, 2013
professor dem wrote:
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How do you heat your house? Did you go 100% solar so you walk the talk, or are you just all talk?
Here info on one power plant in your state.
Emissions Data
2006 CO2 Emissions: 1,433,214 tons
2006 SO2 Emissions:
2006 SO2 Emissions per MWh:
2006 NOx Emissions:
2005 Mercury Emissions:
Death and disease attributable to fine particle pollution from Beaver Valley Generation Plant
In 2010, Abt Associates issued a study commissioned by the Clean Air Task Force, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, quantifying the deaths and other health effects attributable to fine particle pollution from coal-fired power plants.[1] Fine particle pollution consists of a complex mixture of soot, heavy metals, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides. Among these particles, the most dangerous are those less than 2.5 microns in diameter, which are so tiny that they can evade the lung's natural defenses, enter the bloodstream, and be transported to vital organs. Impacts are especially severe among the elderly, children, and those with respiratory disease. The study found that over 13,000 deaths and tens of thousands of cases of chronic bronchitis, acute bronchitis, asthma, congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, dysrhythmia, ischemic heart disease, chronic lung disease, and pneumonia each year are attributable to fine particle pollution from U.S. coal plant emissions. These deaths and illnesses are major examples of coal's external costs, i.e. uncompensated harms inflicted upon the public at large. Low-income and minority populations are disproportionately impacted as well, due to the tendency of companies to avoid locating power plants upwind of affluent communities. To monetize the health impact of fine particle pollution from each coal plant, Abt assigned a value of $7,300,000 to each 2010 mortality, based on a range of government and private studies. Valuations of illnesses ranged from $52 for an asthma episode to $440,000 for a case of chronic bronchitis.[2]
Table 1: Death and disease attributable to fine particle pollution from Beaver Valley Generation Plant
Type of Impact
Annual Incidence
Valuation
Deaths 6 $44,000,000
Heart attacks 10 $1,100,000
Asthma attacks 83 $4,000
Hospital admissions 4 $100,000
Chronic bronchitis 3 $1,500,000
Asthma ER visits 4 $1,000
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php...
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.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#869949 Mar 7, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>This is what Gibbs said, "When I went through the process of becoming press secretary," Gibbs said, "one of the things, one of the first things they told me was,‘You’re not even to acknowledge the drone program. You’re not even to discuss that it exists.'”
Notice the term THEY (not Obama) and the fact that "not discuss" "not even to acknowledge" does not mean LIE. Dumb carol just loves to bear false witness--guess we all know where she's goin'.
Just how far are you willing to push the "he didn't know" excuse? He's the leader of the free world yet, when asked, he isn't responsible for anything nor does he appear to know anything. Don't you realize how increasingly inept it makes you appear?
All things considered though, he is perfect for liberals, the valley-girl president, clueless, guiltless and self-absorbed. Was his mom a blond?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869950 Mar 7, 2013
Eman wrote:
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This ought to make you pee your pants
"@SenRandPaul is the MAN right now" - Van Jones
almost as good as Code Pink wanting to code pink Rand.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#869951 Mar 7, 2013
carol wrote:
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I didn't know that about Al-Awlaki's son. Good point about the glaring hypocrisy once again.
"SANAA, Yemen (AP)– The United States has raised the tempo in its war against al-Qaeda in Yemen, killing nine of the terror group's militants in the second, high-profile airstrike in as many weeks. The dead in the late Friday night strike included the son of Anwar al-Awlaki, the prominent American-Yemeni militant killed in a Sept. 30 strike." Speaking of glaring hypocrisy, I don't remember any of you Grumpy Old Pricks doing anything but the twist and shout when Saddam Hussein's fifteen-year-old grandson and a friend were swiss-cheesed in the trumped-up invasion that had his son's bullet-riddled bodies on display for the locals to gawk at.(Some must not have gone so they'd have time to steal 200 million or so from Dumbya's geniuses.)

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#869952 Mar 7, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Just how far are you willing to push the "he didn't know" excuse? He's the leader of the free world yet, when asked, he isn't responsible for anything nor does he appear to know anything. Don't you realize how increasingly inept it makes you appear?
All things considered though, he is perfect for liberals, the valley-girl president, clueless, guiltless and self-absorbed. Was his mom a blond?
Show me where I said "he didn't know," you foolish old stalker or just STFU.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869953 Mar 7, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The freak is on CNN presently bashing away. He wants answers to theoretical bullsht questions on par with the jibberish Carol spouts.
What he needs to do is write a piece of legislation find a cosponsor and submit it for approval.
Low drama.
it's low drama for sure on the right wing sites: filibuster is good, but what was he talking about?

kinda feel sorry for the Topix haters. they can't get on the right side of anything.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869954 Mar 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Here's hoping that the first Republican-controlled drone takes out Nazi collaborator George Soros, an international war criminal.
George will be dead long before a Republican gets the chance.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#869955 Mar 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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almost as good as Code Pink wanting to code pink Rand.
McCain just checked in explaining that all this drone bullsht is scaring innocent Americans. It's a disservice?

Maybe code pink should visit McCain instead.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#869956 Mar 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Your warped mind think "boy" is racist, while others think it an apt comment on his lack of maturity and unwillingness to admit failure of his policies.
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.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869957 Mar 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Rand Paul is wrong about drones, but he’s right about most of his filibuster speech.
Look, I think we are at war and that means enemy combatants on US soil, regardless of their original citizenship can be targeted as soldiers in a war. Rand Paul invoking the 5th Amendment for enemy combatants is batty to me.
http://www.redstate.com/the_invisible_hand/20...
An American citizen who commits a crime on American soil should be arrested and prosecuted, not summarily executed at the whim of a "high ranking government official."

However, if you insist, Obama buddy Bill Ayers would fit the definition for drone execution.

So would Rachel Madcow.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869958 Mar 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Rand Paul is wrong about drones, but he’s right about most of his filibuster speech.
Look, I think we are at war and that means enemy combatants on US soil, regardless of their original citizenship can be targeted as soldiers in a war. Rand Paul invoking the 5th Amendment for enemy combatants is batty to me.
http://www.redstate.com/the_invisible_hand/20...
How about taking out Iran's leader next time he comes to the UN?

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#869959 Mar 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Pretty hard to increase consumer demand when many are jobless and the rest are getting taxed to death by Obama.
Jobless thanks to your buddy Bush's recession.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869960 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Bullsh*t.
Every time you call Obama "Boy" you are slinging slurs.
Something you evidently like to do.
Call back when Obama decides to act like a man.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#869961 Mar 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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George will be dead long before a Republican gets the chance.
At the rate they're going, George's great-grandchildren will be dead before another Republican is POTUS.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#869962 Mar 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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no i can't you terrorist loving commie.
damn progressives.
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!!

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#869963 Mar 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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How about taking out Iran's leader next time he comes to the UN?
Can we use a sniper? Or are you just talking about Drones?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869964 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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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?
If you have electric heat, which is extremely inefficient and costly, you are hardly "green."

Why not buy all your electricity from "green" sources (as if you really get "green" power)?

Hypocrite!

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#869965 Mar 7, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Show me where I said "he didn't know," you foolish old stalker or just STFU.
It's the underlying deception of his presidency and you perpetuate it every time you defend it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869966 Mar 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
more from the gun nut PR campaign.
The National Rifle Association's field representative for New York was barred from having guns after an altercation with his wife in 2010, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.
Richard D’Alauro was charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child and a noncriminal harassment charge, the report said. He pleaded guilty to the harassment charge. Police at the time confiscated dozens of guns from D’Alauro's home on Long Island, according to the report.
More from the Daily News:
The judge continued an order of protection against D’Alauro for one year, banning him from owning or purchasing firearms until Oct. 3, 2013. At that time, D’Alauro, who is 62, will be allowed to rearm, and the police will be required to return his guns — a prospect his former wife says she finds terrifying.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/n...
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fight-wif...
Women often use the threat of gun confiscation to extort money from estranged husbands.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#869967 Mar 7, 2013
HOW GOES DETROIT, SO GOES AMERICA

Regardless of the lies the Administration and media are telling us, we are sliding into the abyss.

* Wal-Mart executives called the start to the year “a total disaster.”

* Disposable income for working Americans suffered the worst drop since record-keeping began in 1959.

* GM dealer inventory (cars sitting on lots) is the second highest in history.

* The Federal Reserve Bank reported 35 percent of student loan borrowers under the age of 30 are at least 90 days late on their payments — 35 percent?

* U.S. families with a head of household under the age of 30 have a poverty rate of 37 percent.

* Almost 50 percent of Americans have less than $500 in savings.

Folks, the U.S. economy is going down like the Hindenburg.

Why is this happening? You can see America’s future by studying Detroit. Barack Obama’s policies are damaging the entire U.S. economy, the same way that socialist policies (Democrats call them “progressive”) have destroyed Detroit.

Detroit is a microcosm for everything ailing our economy.

For almost five consecutive decades, Detroit has been run by liberal Democrats following the exact policies Obama is now forcing on the U.S. economy: bigger government, more government spending, out-of-control entitlements, too many government employees, obscene pensions, high taxes, too much debt and an economy run based on “fairness” and social justice.

Just look at the results; you’ll get sick to your stomach. The Obama economic model has been on display forever in Detroit (1961 was the last time Detroit had a Republican in charge). The result is a bankrupt Third World hellhole in the middle of America.

* The city has debt and liabilities of an unimaginable $14 billion.

* Almost one-third of the housing units in Detroit are vacant.

* Detroit is ranked America’s Most Dangerous City for the fourth year in a row, with violent crime five times higher than the national average.

* 34.5 percent of households get food stamps.

* The mayor recently admitted recently that true unemployment tops 50 percent.

* 54 percent of all children in Detroit live in poverty.

* Almost 50 percent of the adults in Detroit are “functionally illiterate.”

Under Obama, these kinds of results are now happening across America. The only difference is that Democrats had a 50-year head start with Detroit.

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