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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The Slayer

Findlay, OH

#875708 Mar 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Does anybody care about the precedent established by the confiscation of bank deposits in Cypress and our government's lack of concern about same?
I cant think of to many policies that are more reckless
not to mention just plain wrong.
Do they really want a run on the banks?
Tell you what...if it was a US policy, I would clear out my
bank acct, and we would most likely have a run on the banks.
And most people would trust the FDIC ins. but I place no faith
at all in the FDIC.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#875709 Mar 18, 2013
The Slayer wrote:
<quoted text>
You mixing up combat with harms way....very different.
We don't have a need for Female SEAL teams....and that is direction
that some want to take us.
I think it is a mistake when Females fly combat missions.
There is nothing wrong with a traditional way of thinking when
it comes to defending this country.
Social engineering does not belong in our country as for it does
belong in our Military.
If it was needed in order to defend our country....well that is one
thing, but a change away from the traditional way we defend
ourselves is not needed.
No doll you are! First off, I have exactly zero problem with women flying combat missions nor do the women who fly them.

Your post that I responded to mentioned foxholes and I stated that the infantry is not open to females. Several other combat roles also remain closed to females and no one that I'm aware of is "pushing" for women to become infantrymen.

In modern warfare however females in traditionally noncombat roles are being subjected to danger__I offered Jessica Lynch as an example, she was assigned to a transportation unit which became disoriented during the first days of the Iraq invasion.

Many other females and thousands of men from National Guard units around the nation who never thought they'd see combat were sent into Iraq by a Secretary of Defense who was woefully ignorant of running a war.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#875710 Mar 18, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>"Modern Scholars of Antiquity"??? Not really an oxymoron, I guess, more like whorish virgins..."Most scholars who have worked on the historicity of Jesus are Christian, and thus have vested theological, psychological, and perhaps monetary reasons to conclude that he existed.
Short answer: The evidence shows that Jesus is just a mythical character and never existed.
For Jesus-believers, here's the long answer (with evidence), which is needed to cover all bases:
All reliable evidence points to Jesus Christ being just a myth. There is no reliable evidence that Jesus even existed, and significant evidence that he didn't. The evidence is in the Bible, the other religions of the time, the lack of writings about Jesus by historians of the 1st century, and the lack of writings about Jesus by anyone until a decade or more after his supposed life ended.
The story of Jesus can be shown to be just a myth created to fulfill prophesy, cobbled together out of stories from the Old Testament and previous gods and myths -- created in the 40's and 50's by Paul of Tarsus (who exhibited symptoms of epilepsy and had delusions of Christ talking to him), the other apostles, the unknown authors of the gospels in the 70's or later, and many other people. The reliable evidence for this is overwhelming.
Paul and the other epistle writers don't know any biographical details of Jesus' life, or even the time of his earthly existence. They don't refer to Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee, Calvary or Golgotha — or any pilgrimages to what should have been holy sites of Jesus' life. They also don't mention any miracles that Jesus was supposed to have worked, his virgin birth, his trial, the empty tomb, or his moral teachings. To them Jesus was largely a sky-god, who existed in the spiritual past..."
But what the hey, dumb carol, believe 'em if ya' got 'em.
There is no evidence that leosnana actually exists. In fact, all evidence suggests "she" is one of many fictional characters created by a single individual.

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#875711 Mar 18, 2013
carol wrote:
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Early Christians were fed to the lions and it wasn't that long after Jesus' time on this earth.
Guess they were fooled big time, huh?
They didn't just single out the Christians. And Christians probably have the Roman emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity on the eve of battle for it's status in the world or it may to this day just be a regional religion or died out altogether.
Forum

Hobbs, NM

#875712 Mar 18, 2013
new yawk wrote:
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Ummm. no. Nope. I mean nobody but you... Got a little cash in a foreign bank, huh? Naughty, naughty...
If it is safer in a foreign bank then why not.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#875713 Mar 18, 2013
'Autopsy' Is the Right Word: RNC Releases Report on Party's Future

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#875714 Mar 18, 2013
flack wrote:
Pentagon:'significant escalation' of Syrian war into Lebanon
It's not significant but it is an interesting turn of events.

If Syria attacks Lebanon the US, Israel, Turkey and others will enter the fight and the Assad regime will live happily ever after?

Maybe when pigs fly__never the less it is an interesting development going into the third year Syria's civil war.

The Syrian regime is destroying Syria rather than change leadership and has recently begun using cluster bombs within it's own cities and certainly creating more refugees.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#875715 Mar 18, 2013
On ABC’s This Week, hosted by Martha Raddatz, Speaker of the House John Boehner appeared to downplay the problem of national debt while loudly proclaiming his wonderful relationship with President Obama.“The president and I, as I have made very clear, have a very good relationship. We're open with each other. We're honest with each other,” said Boehner.

“Do you trust President Obama?” Raddatz asked.

“Absolutely,” Boehner replied.

“Absolutely?” Raddatz emphasized.

“Absolutely,” Boehner repeated.

Framing Republicans as out-of-touch radicals, Raddatz then asked,“President Obama says these meetings are intended to find members of the common-sense caucus who he can make a deal with …. Are you not a member of the common-sense caucus?”

Boehner, falling for the trap, shot back,“I’m part of the common-sense caucus. We appreciate the outreach. We appreciate the engagement from the president. But it’s gonna take more than this if we’re serious about solving our problems.”

Then Boehner dropped the bombshell. Raddatz, after quoting President Obama saying we don’t have “an immediate crisis in terms of debt,” asked Boehner for his thoughts. And Boehner eagerly agreed:“We do not have an immediate debt crisis. But we all know that we have one looming …. It could be a year or two years, three years, four years. It’s not an immediate problem.” And then Boehner said he agreed with Obama on the immediacy of the problem.

With Republicans fighting tooth and nail to implement solutions necessary to reducing the national debt, Boehner’s language certainly undermines the public relations narrative set by conservatives. A House GOP aide angrily told Breitbart News today,“This undercuts the fight House conservatives have waged since 2010. Our efforts to prevent a debt crisis we will certainly face should never be minimized.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#875716 Mar 18, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's say you had to deny something that you know for a fact happened right before you were born or you'd be fed to the lions.
No one would choose to die a horrible death if they just had to deny something they knew to be true.
I'd deny just about anything before being fed to the lions. Except my faith.
Some truths are worth dying for.
Where did you get the notion that people could get themselves out of "death by beast" in the Roman Empire by denying something? Don't know much about the bread and circuses, huh, dumb carol. I'm sure Peter told that same story about never denying the "faith"...oh, wait, according "legend" he actually did say that. How'd that work out for him? BTW, St. Paul seems to be one flamin' closet case, n'est pas? What-ev...you do remember we were talking about the concept that a factually historical Jesus lived could not be proven, not disputing that the Christians as founded by Paul, suffered various inhumanities under the Roman Empire, as did Jews, Celts, Gauls, political rivals, etc.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#875717 Mar 18, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh sh!t -- ANOTHER stroke? You illiterate, fat old malaprop-spouting cons are no sooner on SS, than you die. Maybe that's the answer to the whole shortfall thingy?
See what I mean. You just proved your age. 16 and counting... You just learned what a malapropism is didn't you...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#875718 Mar 18, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's say you had to deny something that you know for a fact happened right before you were born or you'd be fed to the lions.
No one would choose to die a horrible death if they just had to deny something they knew to be true.
I'd deny just about anything before being fed to the lions. Except my faith.
Some truths are worth dying for.
Reread your nonsensical post Carol and get back right after you use google-bing or whatever to tidy up your knowledge of "Christians Fed To Lions."

Eh?
new yawk

Salt Lake City, UT

#875719 Mar 18, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Where did you get the notion that people could get themselves out of "death by beast" in the Roman Empire by denying something? Don't know much about the bread and circuses, huh, dumb carol. I'm sure Peter told that same story about never denying the "faith"...oh, wait, according "legend" he actually did say that. How'd that work out for him? BTW, St. Paul seems to be one flamin' closet case, n'est pas? What-ev...you do remember we were talking about the concept that a factually historical Jesus lived could not be proven, not disputing that the Christians as founded by Paul, suffered various inhumanities under the Roman Empire, as did Jews, Celts, Gauls, political rivals, etc.
You see that, darling? Now they're accusing you of being me which is what I've been telling you all along! We were made for each other! I suppose the good thing about an unconsummated cyber-relationship is that you don't have to shower as often.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#875720 Mar 18, 2013
The Slayer wrote:
<quoted text>
I cant think of to many policies that are more reckless
not to mention just plain wrong.
Do they really want a run on the banks?
Tell you what...if it was a US policy, I would clear out my
bank acct, and we would most likely have a run on the banks.
And most people would trust the FDIC ins. but I place no faith
at all in the FDIC.
You wouldn't have chance to clear out your account, because, as in Greece, the banks would be closed.

Who says a financial crisis would be necessary? Obama could just levy a "tax" on all bank deposits above a certain amount to help "balance the budget." And the Obama mob would cheer.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#875721 Mar 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
John Boehner On Gay Marriage:'I Can't Imagine' Ever Supporting This
Days after Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) reversed his stance on gay marriage, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is not doing the same.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/17/john...
"silly"
president nobama 2008, while campaigning, marriage is between one man and one woman. president nobama now, homosexual marriage is okay.
Peace
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#875722 Mar 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>It's not significant but it is an interesting turn of events.
If Syria attacks Lebanon the US, Israel, Turkey and others will enter the fight and the Assad regime will live happily ever after?
Maybe when pigs fly__never the less it is an interesting development going into the third year Syria's civil war.
The Syrian regime is destroying Syria rather than change leadership and has recently begun using cluster bombs within it's own cities and certainly creating more refugees.
Given a choice between Assad and radical Islamists, best to let them fight it out.

Kind of like gangsta wars in Chicago.

Win-win.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#875723 Mar 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
So, your plan is to give women an equal share of the promotional opportunities without an equal share of the risk.
In the case of Jessica Lynch, she f*cked up resulting in the death of other soldiers and was rewarded by being treated as a hero.
That was a stupid reply even for a fkstk such as yourself.

Lynch was a scrawny teenaged 110 pound little girl who joined the military to get out of her circumstances and build credits for college. She achieved the rank of PFC and was simply along for the ride that someone else fkd up.

She's 10 years older now__you can find the rest of her story on line.
new yawk

Salt Lake City, UT

#875724 Mar 18, 2013
Forum wrote:
<quoted text>
If it is safer in a foreign bank then why not.
'Safer?' Then how'd we get to the despicable Cyprus, pray tell? You put money in a foreign bank to hide it from American tax laws and for no other reason. If you are an American and seek to dodge American tax laws then you are a criminal and belong with the other criminals bein' ass-raped by bubba who's doing 20 to life for selling pot to an undercover police officer whose $48,000 a year salary is paid for by tax money from you, theoretically. You want 'safety' all right, but you want it for you and nobody else.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#875725 Mar 18, 2013
new yawk wrote:
<quoted text>
You see that, darling? Now they're accusing you of being me which is what I've been telling you all along! We were made for each other! I suppose the good thing about an unconsummated cyber-relationship is that you don't have to shower as often.
You are totally adorable...if you were I, I wouldn't say that...adorkable, maybe.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#875726 Mar 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
On ABC’s This Week, hosted by Martha Raddatz, Speaker of the House John Boehner appeared to downplay the problem of national debt while loudly proclaiming his wonderful relationship with President Obama.“The president and I, as I have made very clear, have a very good relationship. We're open with each other. We're honest with each other,” said Boehner.
“Do you trust President Obama?” Raddatz asked.
“Absolutely,” Boehner replied.
“Absolutely?” Raddatz emphasized.
“Absolutely,” Boehner repeated.
Framing Republicans as out-of-touch radicals, Raddatz then asked,“President Obama says these meetings are intended to find members of the common-sense caucus who he can make a deal with …. Are you not a member of the common-sense caucus?”
Boehner, falling for the trap, shot back,“I’m part of the common-sense caucus. We appreciate the outreach. We appreciate the engagement from the president. But it’s gonna take more than this if we’re serious about solving our problems.”
Then Boehner dropped the bombshell. Raddatz, after quoting President Obama saying we don’t have “an immediate crisis in terms of debt,” asked Boehner for his thoughts. And Boehner eagerly agreed:“We do not have an immediate debt crisis. But we all know that we have one looming …. It could be a year or two years, three years, four years. It’s not an immediate problem.” And then Boehner said he agreed with Obama on the immediacy of the problem.
With Republicans fighting tooth and nail to implement solutions necessary to reducing the national debt, Boehner’s language certainly undermines the public relations narrative set by conservatives. A House GOP aide angrily told Breitbart News today,“This undercuts the fight House conservatives have waged since 2010. Our efforts to prevent a debt crisis we will certainly face should never be minimized.”
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...
Raddatz is an Obama stooge.

Boehner's stand is correct to fend off Obama demands for immediate tax increases, in favor of staged spending reductions.
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#875727 Mar 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
You wouldn't have chance to clear out your account, because, as in Greece, the banks would be closed.
Who says a financial crisis would be necessary? Obama could just levy a "tax" on all bank deposits above a certain amount to help "balance the budget." And the Obama mob would cheer.
DAYUMMMMMMM.....white folk sho do make a mess of things before they die.

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