Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264683 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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Jane Says

New York, NY

#877629 Mar 21, 2013
carol wrote:
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How quickly we forget people like Monihan. Good for you for reminding us.
some day newspapers will be quoting those who warned of the demise of healthcare and America as a superpower beginning with the Obama years...if our press is still free by then.

this was written in 2005 about Moynihan:

The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies

Read through the megazillion words on class, income mobility, and poverty in the recent New York Times series “Class Matters” and you still won’t grasp two of the most basic truths on the subject: 1. entrenched, multigenerational poverty is largely black; and 2. it is intricately intertwined with the collapse of the nuclear family in the inner city.

By now, these facts shouldn’t be hard to grasp. Almost 70% of black children are born to single mothers. Those mothers are far more likely than married mothers to be poor, even after a post-welfare-reform decline in child poverty. They are also more likely to pass that poverty on to their children. Sophisticates often try to dodge the implications of this bleak reality by shrugging that single motherhood is an inescapable fact of modern life, affecting everyone from the bobo Murphy Browns to the ghetto “baby mamas.” Not so; it is a largely low-income—and disproportionately black—phenomenon. The vast majority of higher-income women wait to have their children until they are married. The truth is that we are now a two-family nation, separate and unequal—one thriving and intact, and the other struggling, broken, and far too often African-American.

So why does the Times, like so many who rail against inequality, fall silent on the relation between poverty and single-parent families? To answer that question—and to continue the confrontation with facts that Americans still prefer not to mention in polite company—you have to go back exactly 40 years. That was when a resounding cry of outrage echoed throughout Washington and the civil rights movement in reaction to Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s Department of Labor report warning that the ghetto family was in disarray. Entitled “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,” the prophetic report prompted civil rights leaders, academics, politicians, and pundits to make a momentous—and, as time has shown, tragically wrong—decision about how to frame the national discussion about poverty.

To go back to the political and social moment before the battle broke out over the Moynihan report is to return to a time before the country’s discussion of black poverty had hardened into fixed orthodoxies—before phrases like “blaming the victim,”“self-esteem,”“out-of- wedlock childbearing”(the term at the time was “illegitimacy”), and even “teen pregnancy” had become current. While solving the black poverty problem seemed an immense political challenge, as a conceptual matter it didn’t seem like rocket science. Most analysts assumed that once the nation removed discriminatory legal barriers and expanded employment opportunities, blacks would advance, just as poor immigrants had.

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#877630 Mar 21, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Then you must have anal glaucoma because your ass can't see shit!!! Every article on that page talks about wheat and other agriculture products..
But not as a cause of the depression, only a contributing factor.

You stated that wheat brought on the Depression.

Now quit trying to weasel out of what you said.

Again, show me one thing that says the Depression was caused by wheat prices.

I can show you a dozen that says it wasn't.

You like to cling to stupidity. In fact, you're very good at stupidity!!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#877631 Mar 21, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Perhaps Cyprus should nationalize the banks and take the Russians money
Like Putin would let that happen.

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#877632 Mar 21, 2013
NuculurNutcase wrote:
<quoted text> Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!
NuT Surprised!! ROTFFLMAO!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#877633 Mar 21, 2013
carol wrote:
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You must not have heard about the mass graves discovered all over Iraq. Entire villages. Guess they weren't thriving like they were in Baghdad.
You must have also forgotten or want to forget about the severe sanctions placed on Iraq by Clinton and Albright - who were blamed for thousands of children starving to death.
Saddam must have needed to build another castle instead.
Hey listen, no one ever said Iraq was Utopia. But, it's hell now, thanks to our intervention. If a country has always been under a dictatorship; it's not a quick process to change into democracy.
Sanctions are not a perfect solution, but it does bring about pressure to resolve a problem. Under Sadam Hussein, the terrorists that tried to start trouble were killed. Now, it's a breeding ground.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#877634 Mar 21, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Well, that is the reason that white men are intimidated by black men; women will always go after wealthy athletes, whether they are black or white it goes with the territory. Women will also naturally be attracted to the tallest man in the crowd, it speaks of virility, it's subconscious. Just like men are drawn to women who will most likely be able to bear children, women with curves being more desirable than extremely thin women with flat chests.
Notice that many white Americans are drawn to Asian women; but you rarely see an Asian man with an American woman.
It's wrong to say that people are attracted to an opposite only because of sex, sex is important but there's so much more to a relationship or marriage than that.
A woman like Jane is so sexually frustrated that it comes out in violent acts against the homeless. If she'd only get laid, maybe she'd calm the hell down. Many black women are dating white men; the world is changing and eventually we will all be mixed. If you find someone to love and who loves you, what difference doesn't anything make anyway?
lily loves the race card, the gender card, the vile beast card, and the vodka charge card

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#877635 Mar 21, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Was someone named gravity firing the pistol??
If not, what you talking 'bout, Rufus??
So you do get it. You're obviously smarter than you come across
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#877636 Mar 21, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Like Putin would let that happen.
What would could he do about it? Those accounts are held by wealthy Russians hiding their money from paying taxes; like Mitt.
Cyprus is a tax haven

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#877637 Mar 21, 2013
Emaam wrote:
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I'm the fruit specialist here.
Yes you are...and a nut specialist too.
carol

Orlando, FL

#877638 Mar 21, 2013
Hey, Homer. I'm somewhat surprised you consider yourself an independent since this is their official platform.

1.Judeo-Christian Heritage. We believe that it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor. Furthermore, we affirm that America is fundamentally a Christian Nation with a strong Judeo-Christian heritage, tolerant of all peaceable religions; and that only by faith in and obedience to God shall we be preserved as a nation.
2.Family. We believe that families are the fundamental building blocks of a moral society; that traditional family values are the strength of our nation; and that Christian and similar principles are the key to strong homes in America.
3.Citizenship. We believe that patriotism, civic duty and good character are essential to personal liberty and happiness for the people of America.
4. States Rights in Education. We believe that the federal government has no constitutional authority to regulate, control or fund education and that this right belongs to the states, or to the people.
6.Economy. We believe that “free enterprise”, along with safeguards to protect our jobs and businesses from foreign competition, is the best economic system for America; that taxation should be limited to those methods provided for in the original Constitution; and that our nation must return to a debt-free monetary system in accordance with the Constitution.
7.Society. We believe that government has no authority to circumvent, or usurp, the U.S. Constitution.
8.Amendment 10: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
9.Natural Resources. We believe protection of the environment should be a state, local, and individual responsibility; that there must be a dynamic balance between energy development and conservation.
9.U.S. Constitution. We believe that the Constitution for the United States was prepared and adopted by men under inspiration from Almighty God; that it is a solemn compact created by the people of the states of this nation; and that it was made specifically by, and for a moral and religious people.
10.Gov ernment. We believe that the sole function of government is to protect life, liberty and property; that the federal government is an agent of the states and the people; and that each state is sovereign in performing those functions reserved to it by the U.S. Constitution. It is the responsibility of The People to hold these elected and appointed officials accountable for their oaths. Many, if not all, of our current problems are traceable to the abdication of the people to perform their duty, collectively and individually.
11.Defense. We believe that a strong defense establishment is essential to the preservation of our nation; that America must not commit its military to any international organization; and that neither should foreign military bases be allowed on American soil.
12.U.S. Sovereignty. We believe that a sovereign America is necessary to maintain our freedom and way of life; that we must withdraw from all international agreements or entanglements that diminish our sovereignty and power; and that we must resist all efforts to draw us into a global, or international government. We claim that the heritage of Christian principles upon which this nation was founded, including those of religious tolerance, the traditional family, patriotism, and our unalienable rights, is under attack; that our educational, economic and social institutions, and use of natural resources, have been perverted by those who would destroy our way of life; and that our Constitutional Republican form of government, national security, and national sovereignty are hanging by a thread.

Who knew we were on the same page?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#877639 Mar 21, 2013
carol wrote:
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How quickly we forget people like Monihan. Good for you for reminding us.
Jane was in college in the 60's, she's still miserable. Imagine that existence?
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#877640 Mar 21, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Then you must have anal glaucoma because your ass can't see shit!!! Every article on that page talks about wheat and other agriculture products..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression - Find Wheat -

Lumped in a sentence with other farm items - In dollar terms, American exports declined from about $5.2 billion in 1929 to $1.7 billion in 1933; but prices also fell, so the physical volume of exports only fell by half. Hardest hit were farm commodities such as wheat, cotton, tobacco, and lumber. According to this theory, the collapse of farm exports caused many American farmers to default on their loans, leading to the bank runs on small rural banks that characterized the early years of the Great Depression.

More of a result than a cause.

http://www.ushistory.org/us/48.asp - Find Wheat - No Matches found

http://www.thegreatdepressioncauses.com/ - Find Wheat - No Matches found

http://americanhistory.about.com/od/greatdepr... - Find Wheat - No matches found

As if Homer wouldn't check

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#877641 Mar 21, 2013
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text> why is it you keep saying the same stupid shit over and over? And yet you allways run away without answering my simple questions. Why is that ? Here I'll give it to you one more time.. 1 why is that any other race but whites can shout out how proud they are?? And 2 can you show one post I have made that was racist? Now I expect you ,as usual, to either ignor the questions or answer by trying to twist and change the subject . Which will it be this time?
Never seen a person here call himself 'proud 2bBlack'.

Only white racists do that.

So much for your bullshit about other races being the only ones to shout out their pride.\\

Never heard of St. Patrick's Day?? A white celebration of pride.
Columbus Day?? A white pride celebration. I could go ;on and on with each ethnic group, Germans, Swedes, French, etc.

You ninnies even make attempt to make Jesus white, while it's a fact he was not!!

You are just a scared little white boy.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#877642 Mar 21, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>tiger is the exception in that they are attractive white women. the ones you see in public are usually overweight with purple streaked red hair, poor and don't mind being beaten and under-supported by a baby daddy. fortunately, most white women usually have better self-esteem and are not as desperate as say, women like Lily.
also it is fortunate that white women with brains aren't as shallow as you think with sex and the size of organs as criteria when chosing a partner. obviously you spend a lot of time observing black men and feel inadequate.
Those are your neighbors at Queensbridge, Jane. Too bad your man has a small one. We figured as much. Go buy a vibrator.

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#877643 Mar 21, 2013
Eman wrote:
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So you do get it. You're obviously smarter than you come across
Wish I could say the same about you.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#877644 Mar 21, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>He was a madman long before he came into power, do some further research. Reagan didn't seem to mind.
He fooled the entire world.

Look up "countries who provided Saddam with biological materials".

You'll be surprised. I know I was.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#877645 Mar 21, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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NuT Surprised!! ROTFFLMAO!
Brilliant LOL
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#877646 Mar 21, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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What would could he do about it? Those accounts are held by wealthy Russians hiding their money from paying taxes; like Mitt.
Cyprus is a tax haven
leosanus is going to be very upset about your "would could", but at least you have the excuse of inebriation going for you.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#877647 Mar 21, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Jane was in college in the 60's, she's still miserable. Imagine that existence?
Yes, it reside behind a warehouse in Boca.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

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#877648 Mar 21, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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I'll go you one better;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
http://www.ushistory.org/us/48.asp
http://www.thegreatdepressioncauses.com/
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/greatdepr...
Not a one mentions wheat. When I did the search you mentioned, it produced nothing connected to wheat as the reason.
Here's what your search turned up;
"The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S.
history, and one which spread to virtually all of the industrialized
world. The depression began in late 1929 and lasted for about a
decade. Many factors played a role in bringing about the depression;
however, the main cause for the Great Depression was the combination
of the greatly unequal distribution of wealth throughout the 1920's,
and the extensive stock market speculation that took place during the
latter part that same decade. The maldistribution of wealth in the
1920's existed on many levels. Money was distributed disparately
between the rich and the middle-class, between industry and
agriculture within the United States, and between the U.S. and Europe.
This imbalance of wealth created an unstable economy. The excessive
speculation in the late 1920's kept the stock market artificially
high, but eventually lead to large market crashes. These market
crashes, combined with the maldistribution of wealth, caused the
American economy to capsize."
Unequal distribution of wealth, buying on margin, Pres. Hoover's ineptness were the primary causes of the Depression.
The wheat thing is so stupid, only nitwits like you would believe it.
Here you go. Just one of many

http://www.moneyandmarkets.com/three-lessons-...

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