Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251219 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#872233 Mar 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>A mini-boom and not all the impacted areas are union controlled. In 2004, a trio of hurricanes hit Fl, Charlie, Frances and Jeanne and while Charlie was the most deadly all caused tremendous damage to homes and buildings.
That was a mega boom which brought roofing crews from everywhere and illegal Mexican laborers by the thousands to perform clean and fix up that lasted well into 2006 when the mortgage shyt started to hit the fan.
In my area many folks had to replace their roofs twice, right after Charlie and then again after the very wet Jeanne. The debris from those storms has created mountainous landfills throughout the state.
Nobody touches a hammer in NYC construction unless they are union.

No Mexicans allowed.

Your neighborhood should be returned to the swamps. Either that or find someone who knows how to roof a house.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#872234 Mar 11, 2013
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Drill baby drill...thankyoufor callingustodayhowmayIhelpyou?. ..want fries with that?
If you prefer unemployment, we understand.
carol

Orlando, FL

#872235 Mar 11, 2013
Patriot wrote:
DHS To Purchase MORE Firearms As Arms Build-Up Intensifies
http://intellihub.com/2013/03/11/dhs-to-purch...
Sometimes it feels like we're standing on the edge of a great precipice. North Korea threatening nuclear attacks, Israel threatening to take out Iran's nuclear facilities, al-Qaeda regrouping and setting up headquarters in Africa and now our own Homeland Security seemingly preparing for something rather ominous. The uncertainty is not knowing whether the push will come from an outside catastrophic event or an economic disaster in our country leading to someting much worse within our own borders.

But it certainly feels like we're standing on the edge of a great precipice sometimes and another chapter of world history is about to be written. It's hard to imagine this rumbling volcano will suddenly becoming dormant. It's possible but doesn't seem likely.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#872236 Mar 11, 2013
The Slayer wrote:
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I absolutely agree...strong fiscal conservative and limited
government conservative is just what we need.
But we have to keep in mind.....that we can not win with out
a strong turn out from the Religious Right.
But I Also don't think we will not win a national election with out
real gains in the youth vote.
Santorum weakness....painted as religious nut and globalist, would
not play well with youth.
But he would do very well in Ohio and other Mid-West states.
The road to the WH will go through the Mid-West...Ohio being
once again the key state.
But Rand Paul....WOW!! that gives us a real chance with so many
badly needed young voters.
The so-called "religious right" are far from dependable voters.

They are economic liberals whose only claim to "conservatism" is being anti-abortion.

Galt thinks they stayed home in 2012 because they didn't like Romney's religion, and they won't like Santorum's Catholicism any better.

Screw the religious right. They have no place to go.
carol

Orlando, FL

#872237 Mar 11, 2013
Of course it could be the drugs... I always feel like I'm about to fall down since the stroke... I get dizzy and then I have to sit down for a half hour or so with my head between my knees. I'm ok, though, thank you all the good people for your prayers and warm wishes.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#872238 Mar 11, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Bah, can't be done, you rightwingers want to be in everybody's business.
No, just the born-again religious types.

Meanwhile, you on the left want to interfere with my medical care.
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#872239 Mar 11, 2013
carol wrote:
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Sometimes it feels like we're standing on the edge of a great precipice. North Korea threatening nuclear attacks, Israel threatening to take out Iran's nuclear facilities, al-Qaeda regrouping and setting up headquarters in Africa and now our own Homeland Security seemingly preparing for something rather ominous. The uncertainty is not knowing whether the push will come from an outside catastrophic event or an economic disaster in our country leading to someting much worse within our own borders.
But it certainly feels like we're standing on the edge of a great precipice sometimes and another chapter of world history is about to be written. It's hard to imagine this rumbling volcano will suddenly becoming dormant. It's possible but doesn't seem likely.
Every day it's more hand wringing from Chicken Little.
So tell us, Ms. Little, how many of your ominous predictions have come true in the past?
Oh, right...ZERO.
carol

Orlando, FL

#872240 Mar 11, 2013
I used to love New York, new yawk, at least I think I did? There's so much I don't remember... like the time I took my daughter to F.A.O. Schwartz and we got trapped in the elevator with those homeless men... I keep thinking there was something I should've done... oh well, I guess it doesn't matter any longer...
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#872241 Mar 11, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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For the fifth umpteenth time in a word, Saddam was a (the) pot stirring, nation draining, oil pilfering, rogue dictator...aka a(not an)
CATALYST.
He also posed ZERO threat to the U.S. and kept Iran busy.
carol

Orlando, FL

#872242 Mar 11, 2013
I just LOVE Rand Paul, though I admit I wish he had a better name.. he's everything America needs right now, he's short, compact I like to say, closer to the earth than the others, more in touch with the base. I just wish he wasn't crazy... but I shouldn't complain, at least he's not black or, ugh, Indian. I don't think I could vote for Jindal, I can just see him decorating the White House with elephant sculptures or cooking curry out on the lawn. That smell is so cloying...
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#872243 Mar 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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No, just the born-again religious types.
Meanwhile, you on the left want to interfere with my medical care.
Nothing changes for you, liar.
It's a shame it doesn't really have those death panels though....oh well, nothing a good drone strike can't solve.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#872244 Mar 11, 2013
GOPidiots wrote:
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Every day it's more hand wringing from Chicken Little.
So tell us, Ms. Little, how many of your ominous predictions have come true in the past?
Oh, right...ZERO.
Bruce Carroll, outgoing co-founder of gay Republican group GOProud, thinks Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has served in Washington for long enough.

In an open letter posted to Gay Patriot on Monday, Carroll announced his resignation from GOProud, saying he was moving on to weigh his options for challenging Graham:

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carol

Orlando, FL

#872245 Mar 11, 2013
Yes, I think it's the uncertainty of everything that frightens me the most. If I just knew what was going to happen things would be much easier for everyone.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#872246 Mar 11, 2013
carol wrote:
Yes, I think it's the uncertainty of everything that frightens me the most. If I just knew what was going to happen things would be much easier for everyone.
Call Miss Cleo

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#872247 Mar 11, 2013
A man with at least four weapons including a military-style M4 assault rifle is in police custody after he allegedly killed at least one while shooting up a bar in North Fayette, Pennsylvania.

Allegheny County police said that the shooter may have been talking on the phone to his girlfriend at the Fort Pitt Inn before briefly leaving. He later returned to the bar with three weapons and opened fire, according to KDKA.

The station reported that one of the two men who were shot in the neck and head died from his injuries. The other man was at a local hospital in critical condition.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/11/half-na...

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Cway

Downey, CA

#872248 Mar 11, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Are you making another laughable attempt at Bush-Bashing?
Like shooting fish in a barrel.
Tell us again the story about how FDR had no idea that his Generals were rounding up Japanese Americans and putting them in concentration camps.
The issue was whether the language of 9066 specifically targeted Japanese-Americans for internment.

It doesn't.

But General DeWitt's order of May 3, 1942 does. Would you like to see it again for the third time?

I don't know when Roosevelt became aware of the extent to which the military was implementing 9066.

At some point he knew, obviously. As for when, I leave that for you to research. Upon being informed, he may have approved temporarily based on the Robert's Report, which was not truthful, but convincing at the time. Or perhaps he didn't approve. I simply don't know that detail.

I do know Roosevelt rescinded 9066 in 1944.

You have been proven wrong with regard to 9066 specifically calling for Japanese-American internment. The language simply doesn't exist. The internment process began with DeWitt's May 3, 1942 order and not before..
new yawk

Salt Lake City, UT

#872249 Mar 11, 2013
So, um, a baby elephant is sitting in dumpster out behind the abortion clinic. As his eyes become adjusted to the light in there he notices all the little broken bodies lying around everywhere, Eventually one of them raises what's left of its head and says, "Goddam! You're the biggest baby I've ever seen!"
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#872250 Mar 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Or something was rigged in the 2012 election.
Sure it was rigged from the start....The assclown show called the GOP primary, starring Cain, Perry, Bachman, Santorum, and the biggest loser, Magic Underpants.

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GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#872251 Mar 11, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Bruce Carroll, outgoing co-founder of gay Republican group GOProud, thinks Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has served in Washington for long enough.
In an open letter posted to Gay Patriot on Monday, Carroll announced his resignation from GOProud, saying he was moving on to weigh his options for challenging Graham:
WOW! 2 gay Republicans going at each other!

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Cway

Downey, CA

#872252 Mar 11, 2013
carol wrote:
I just LOVE Rand Paul, though I admit I wish he had a better name.. he's everything America needs right now, he's short, compact I like to say, closer to the earth than the others, more in touch with the base. I just wish he wasn't crazy... but I shouldn't complain, at least he's not black or, ugh, Indian. I don't think I could vote for Jindal, I can just see him decorating the White House with elephant sculptures or cooking curry out on the lawn. That smell is so cloying...
This was actually witty.

Not only can I see Jindal decorating the White House with elephant sculptures, I can see him riding around on a real one wearing a Rajah hat.

Jindal:

I am president now. You are all my subjects. I hereby proclaim national monkey worship as America's official religon. Release all the monkeys from their cages and let them do as they please, just as in the old country.

Because everything goes better with a monkey!

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