Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236492 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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carol

Orlando, FL

#876329 Mar 19, 2013
Remember that day we went to the doctor when we were 9 and the doctor told mom you weren't a virgin anymore, and then you said you'd slipped while riding a bicycle, and then everybody kind of looked at each other and shrugged? Sure, that makes sense...
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#876330 Mar 19, 2013
Auntblabby wrote:
"Yahia saw Saddam's victims have their hands and feet drilled through with electric drills. He watched people suspected of bad mouthing the regime have their mouths pulled
apart until their jaws broke. He was forced to witness the torture of families: men forced to rape their wives in front of their horrified young children and saw a video of
parents screaming helplessly behind a glass wall in which they could see their naked children in a room with a bee hive, being stung hundreds of times."
This means nothing to Obama voters/Democrats. They just want their free stuff the we worked for.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#876331 Mar 19, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>here's one:
'Two more Americans died this week at the hands of one of their Afghan "allies," a man trained, paid and armed by the United States. If you slaughter thousands, you can still just about get our attention, as Mullah Omar discovered after 9/11. But the slow bleeding of two deaths here, three deaths there, week after week after week takes a psychological toll, rotting out purpose and strategy. So in Washington this will be a war we "shut down"; in Kandahar and beyond, it will be a war we lost.
As one war "shuts down," are any others likely to open up? This week Obama told Israel's Channel 2 TV that "we think it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually develop a nuclear weapon."
So Tehran, fresh from playing the bad guys in Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning blockbuster, is going nuclear? Hey, relax, says the president: "I continue to keep all options on the table." And, every time he says that, you get the vague feeling he continues to keep the table somewhere in the basement. The best option would be if the Israelis just got on with it, absolving everyone else from a tough decision and simultaneously affording them the deliciously irresistible frisson of denouncing the Zionists for their grossly disproportionate response.
More likely, Iran will be permitted to go nuclear – followed shortly thereafter by Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and anyone else who dislikes being conscripted under the Shia Persian nuclear umbrella. North Korea and Pakistan both anticipate a lively export market.
Pakistan has a nominal per capita GDP of about $1,200, with North Korea's barely detectable. By comparison, Sweden's is about $58,000 and the Netherlands' about $50,000. But North Korea is a nuclear power, and the Netherlands isn't, and has no plans to become one, and any party so minded to propose otherwise would soon find itself out of power.
The assumption that developed nations will get richer under Washington's defense welfare has been the central tenet of the American era. So now the wealthiest countries in history cannot defend their own borders, while economic basket-cases of one degree of derangement or another are nuclear powers.
Perhaps this improbable division will hold. Perhaps the Axis of Crazy will be content just to jostle among itself, leaving the Axis of Torpor to fret about lowering the retirement age to 48 and mandatory transgendered bathrooms and other pressing public policy priorities. But, even under such an inherently unstable truce, the American position and the wider global economy would deteriorate.'
Mark Steyn
Mark Steyn; bwaaaaawaaaaahhhh (credit gunner)
what's up next? Anne Coulter right?
Get lost vhb
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#876332 Mar 19, 2013
Tea Partier On Lead Up To Iraq War:‘We Have To Trust Our Leaders’

Months after suggesting that President Barack Obama "doesn't love America the way we do," a prominent tea party leader on Tuesday made a case for placing trust in the commander-in-chief during a discussion about the intelligence failures that lead to the Iraq War.

Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express, told CNN that former President George W. Bush wasn't the only elected official making a case for the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and said that the citizenry can "never have enough intelligence." But ultimately, Kremer argued, the American people have no choice but to show some faith in the president.

"The American people, I don't think, have any alternative but to believe our president. That's why he's been elected," Kremer said. "And I certainly hope we never go down this road ever again because you never wanna lose any lives and there's always unintended consequences."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/t...
Auntblabby

Arvada, CO

#876334 Mar 19, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>here's one:
'Two more Americans died this week at the hands of one of their Afghan "allies," a man trained, paid and armed by the United States. If you slaughter thousands, you can still just about get our attention, as Mullah Omar discovered after 9/11. But the slow bleeding of two deaths here, three deaths there, week after week after week takes a psychological toll, rotting out purpose and strategy. So in Washington this will be a war we "shut down"; in Kandahar and beyond, it will be a war we lost.
As one war "shuts down," are any others likely to open up? This week Obama told Israel's Channel 2 TV that "we think it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually develop a nuclear weapon."
So Tehran, fresh from playing the bad guys in Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning blockbuster, is going nuclear? Hey, relax, says the president: "I continue to keep all options on the table." And, every time he says that, you get the vague feeling he continues to keep the table somewhere in the basement. The best option would be if the Israelis just got on with it, absolving everyone else from a tough decision and simultaneously affording them the deliciously irresistible frisson of denouncing the Zionists for their grossly disproportionate response.
More likely, Iran will be permitted to go nuclear – followed shortly thereafter by Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and anyone else who dislikes being conscripted under the Shia Persian nuclear umbrella. North Korea and Pakistan both anticipate a lively export market.
Pakistan has a nominal per capita GDP of about $1,200, with North Korea's barely detectable. By comparison, Sweden's is about $58,000 and the Netherlands' about $50,000. But North Korea is a nuclear power, and the Netherlands isn't, and has no plans to become one, and any party so minded to propose otherwise would soon find itself out of power.
The assumption that developed nations will get richer under Washington's defense welfare has been the central tenet of the American era. So now the wealthiest countries in history cannot defend their own borders, while economic basket-cases of one degree of derangement or another are nuclear powers.
Perhaps this improbable division will hold. Perhaps the Axis of Crazy will be content just to jostle among itself, leaving the Axis of Torpor to fret about lowering the retirement age to 48 and mandatory transgendered bathrooms and other pressing public policy priorities. But, even under such an inherently unstable truce, the American position and the wider global economy would deteriorate.'
Mark Steyn
The blood of these soldiers is on the bloody hands of Obama, as are the maimings. Every lost life there since he took over has been wasted. All of the maimings and amputations are his fault as well, a waste.

Where the hell is Code pink when you need them?

Where are the anti war protesters who hounded Bush for years?

Where's the LSM leading off the nightly news with the deaths of soldiers?

AWOl, they don't care one bit about dead and maimed soldiers when a democrat, a black democrat is in charge.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#876335 Mar 19, 2013
Auntblabby wrote:
<quoted text>
When are you going to enlist for Obama's war with Iran?
lol

please don't blow me.

lol
Auntblabby

Arvada, CO

#876336 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You nailed it; especially Tastykake, which could be Tastykaka, if you made a quick typo. Next time at the grocery, watch to see who buys it. Usually goes with the cases of Diet Coke!
"Once near a Nineveh hotel Uday saw a pretty young girl no older than fifteen. He found her attractive and had her kidnapped. Uday raped the girl who lay silently and
then let her go, bruised and bleeding to stumble back to the hotel to find her parents.

“It turns out the girl had been deaf since birth,” remembers Latif.“She tried desperately to communicate what had happened to guests in the hotel lobby, but couldn’t make her hysterical, silent crying be understood.”

When Uday’s was informed he commanded his bodyguards to grab her again so she wouldn’t make trouble for him. They took her to the nearby forest and gang raped her before killing her and burying the body".
carol

Orlando, FL

#876337 Mar 19, 2013
Auntblabby wrote:
"Yahia saw Saddam's victims have their hands and feet drilled through with electric drills. He watched people suspected of bad mouthing the regime have their mouths pulled
apart until their jaws broke. He was forced to witness the torture of families: men forced to rape their wives in front of their horrified young children and saw a video of
parents screaming helplessly behind a glass wall in which they could see their naked children in a room with a bee hive, being stung hundreds of times."
Boy, that sounds terrible! How awful! Of course... when things sound too bad to be true... there's often a republican around, or Fox News... so, um, who reported all this exactly? Cause I sorta remember... what was it... something about Iraqi soldiers retreating from Kuwait and taking babies out of incubators which they could then steal and cart back to Baghdad...

"Hey, man, check this out, baby incubators. Let's steal them, tie them to a tank and cart them back to Iraq so we can... well, grow pot or something..."

It's peculiar how these sorts of tales always show up around the time our heroes are out burying live Iraqis with bulldozers and dropping 2000 lb bombs (booms?) on residential neighborhoods? What's a girl to believe?
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#876338 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Flack eats all of the above; could be wrong. Let's take a poll:
Lily: no on all of the above
That's because you drink all your meals.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#876339 Mar 19, 2013
Kristol’s Bizarre History Lesson

...Kristol’s recommendation is also politically disastrous for Republicans in the present. He writes:

The task of GOP political leaders is to educate the public about the dangers of the world and to inspire people to rise above their weariness.

If the last decade tells us anything about what sort of “education” the public would be receiving from Republican hawks on this subject, it is would be better for all concerned if they didn’t bother. It would be refreshing if Republicans would make an effort to educate the public about the dangers of the world instead of always misinforming them and exaggerating those dangers to justify an exorbitant, unnecessarily large military budget. Telling Republicans to ignore the public’s war weariness is extremely poor advice, since ignoring the public’s attitude toward current wars has contributed to three election defeats and blinded them to the fact that their long-held advantage on national security vanished years ago. If Republicans follow Kristol’s advice, they will most likely be condemning themselves to more defeats at the polls and to increasing irrelevance in policy debates. By the end of his article, Kristol has veered into self-parody with his insistence that more willpower is all that is required. If Republicans are want to avoid the same fate, they’ll ignore what he tells them.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Auntblabby

Arvada, CO

#876340 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Flack eats all of the above; could be wrong. Let's take a poll:
Lily: no on all of the above
"
brutal rapist with an obsession for beautiful women.”

Every day Uday Hussein and his bodyguards drove around the university and the girls’ schools until the president's son saw a girl he fancied. He would stop her and
ask her to spend the night with him. If she refused his bodyguards would grab her and bring her back to the palace.

There Uday would rape the girl. If she resisted, after he was done, he would give her to the whole team of bodyguards. If she was really a lot of trouble, like one architectural student named Nahle Sabet who had the nerve to publicly reject him, Uday would throw her naked to his pack of wild dogs which ripped her to pieces while he watched, drinking champagne and laughing.

No woman was safe. One day Uday saw two newlyweds walking hand in hand. He wanted the woman and his bodyguards grabbed the couple.

Saad Abd al-Razzek Nihaya was an Iraqi army officer decorated for bravery in the Iran-Iraq War but that didn’t help him or his new wife.

Uday took the girl to a hotel suite. She pleaded with him not to defile her - she had only been married yesterday. Uday beat her until she was bloody then raped her."

If only Uday had been all white.
carol

Orlando, FL

#876341 Mar 19, 2013
C'mon... who do you think of when you hear horrible tales about dead babies being tossed out of nice, warm, clean incubators by the bogey man? Hmmmmmm?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#876342 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Flack eats all of the above; could be wrong. Let's take a poll:
Lily: no on all of the above
Nope. flack doesn't eat much sweet stuff. Don't eat a lot of bread either but when I do it's usually marbled rye.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Non real estate

#876343 Mar 19, 2013
Look at them scatter.
Lincoln

United States

#876344 Mar 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
March 19, 2013
Cheney Marks Tenth Anniversary of Pretending There Was Reason to Invade Iraq
Posted by Andy Borowitz
HOUSTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a sombre ceremony attended by former members of the Bush administration, the former Vice-President Dick Cheney marked the tenth anniversary of making up a reason to invade Iraq.
The ceremony, held on the grounds of the Halliburton Company headquarters, brought together the former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, and other key members of the lying effort.
Calling the assembled officials “profiles in fabrication,” Mr. Cheney praised them for their decade of dedication to a totally fictitious rationale.
“Making up a reason to invade a country is the easy part,” Mr. Cheney told them.“Sticking to a pretend story for ten years—that is the stuff of valor.”
Mr. Cheney added that their “steadfast charade had raised the bar for all future administrations.”
“When it is time to invade Iran or Venezuela, will the President have the will to make up an entirely fake reason to do it?” he asked.“That remains to be seen.”
The ceremony ended on an emotional note, as Mr. Cheney placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown W.M.D.
Former President George W. Bush, who was said to be otherwise engaged, was represented at the event by a nude self-portrait.
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowit...
Are President George W Bush and V P Cheney even speaking.
Something regarding a pardon not granted as number 43 left office?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#876345 Mar 19, 2013
enjoy your freedom....

Iraq Attacks Across Baghdad Kill 65, Wound Hundreds

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/19/iraq...
Auntblabby

Arvada, CO

#876346 Mar 19, 2013
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>The names of these corporations, not to mention the brands themselves, reflect the general intellectual level of those who consume their products. One has to 'wonder' why anyone would eat that pap.
JMO
Don't use "big" words you don't understand, dummy:

pap

Pap (food)- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pap_ (food)
Pap also known as mieliepap in South Africa, is a traditional porridge / polenta made from mielie-meal (ground maize) and a staple food of the Bantu inhabitants ...

Pap | Define Pap at Dictionary.com
dictionary.reference.com/browse/pap
soft food for infants or invalids, as bread soaked in water or milk. 2. an idea, talk, book, or the like, lacking substance or real value. Relevant Questions ...

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#876347 Mar 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
lol
please don't blow me.
lol
The last time you were blown was when you were 10 by your Uncle Bob who was a teacher and Democrat Town Chairman.
Auntblabby

Arvada, CO

#876348 Mar 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
lol
please don't blow me.
lol
no problema, as yur dikless. lol lol
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#876349 Mar 19, 2013
A decade after the US-led invasion of Iraq, years of violence and disdain for the country's current political class fuel nostalgia for Saddam Hussein -- the man the foreign troops fought to oust.

Though accusations of ties to Saddam and his regime are used to tar politicians in Baghdad, residents of his hometown Tikrit express fondness for a man who, though responsible for ordering the deaths of countless Iraqis, is remembered for having imposed stability, which has long been missing.

"I will remain proud, and remember Saddam," said Khaled Jamal, a watch-seller in Tikrit. "Our country has not changed or developed in the past 10 years."

Along with his frustration over the slow pace of rebuilding -- many Iraqis, not just in Tikrit, suffer from poor provision of basic services and high unemployment -- Jamal also voiced another commonly-cited frustration: the apparent rise in sectarianism since Saddam's fall.

"There was no sectarianism, no Sunni and Shiite," Jamal said.

"But now, that is the first question you hear when you meet someone," he added, referring to queries over a person's province of origin, often used to find out their religious background.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/12/sadd...

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