Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1432795 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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Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#878176 Mar 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Obama Ammunition Purchases Strip Police Departments and Jeopardize Safety of Unarmed Citizens
The nationwide shortage of ammunition has left many police departments scrambling to get their hands on the necessary rounds - with some even bartering among each other.
Meanwhile, Rep. Timothy Huelskamp (R-Kansas) says the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has failed to respond to multiple members of Congress asking why DHS bought more than 1.6 billion rounds in the past year.
Police Chief Cameron Arthur of Jenks, Oklahoma says, "Ammunition and assault weapons in general have skyrocketed...In addition to the fact, not only is it a lot more expensive, but the time to get it could be six months to a year, or in some cases even longer."
Arthur says he is waiting on an order placed last October and that many departments have begun to trade and barter with each other because of the high demand.
"Most police departments are having a very difficult time even getting the necessary ammunition for handguns, shotguns and especially rifles," Arthur said.
"With the delay in ammunition, some departments are limiting the number of rounds they carry in their handgun because of the shortage of ammunition. We get to the point where it is difficult to have enough ammo to train and also equip the officers."
Chief Pryor of Rollingwood, Texas says of the shortage:
"We started making phone calls and realized there is a waiting list up to a year. We have to limit the amount of times we go and train because we want to keep an adequate stock."
"Nobody can get us ammunition at this point," says Sgt. Jason LaCross of the Bozeman, Montana police department.
LaCross says that manufacturers are so far behind that they won't even give him a quote for an order.
"We have no estimated time on when it will even be available," LaCross says.
He worries that when ammunition is finally available the high price will squeeze the department's budget.
"The other options are to reduce the amount of training and things like that," he said.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department has also cut down on firearm training due to the high cost and low supply of ammunition.
"The concern over firearms availability and ammunition availability and potentials of gun control certainly has impacted the availability of ammunition purchased locally," Sgt. Jody Mays says.
He says the department has cut a third of their normal in service firearm training:
"It's forced us...to use ammunition more economically."
Police Chief John Mabry in Marinette, Wisconsin says, "Ammo is expensive and lot tougher to get. People don't have it in stock and it's back-ordered."
His colleague, Menominee Chief, Brett Botbyl agrees: "We're looking at a four to nine-month wait."
Some departments have even applied for grants to pay for the high-priced ammunition.
"The Florence Police Department is looking for some help filling its clips," reports Cincinnati.com
Chief Tom Szurlinski says the grant would go a long way given the price and limited supply of ammunition.
Bullsht__WalMart__Gander Mountain and of course gun shows are selling ammo__perhaps at a premium. Tough sht__gasoline, which is more important to the popo than ammo is also selling at a premium.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#878178 Mar 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Lanza was a sick freak video game addict, a festering boil on society.
His politics are irrelevant.
See where that theater shooter turned MusliM?
carol

Orlando, FL

#878180 Mar 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt is more concerned about being defenseless against the criminals in government than the street criminals.
Galt is, is Galt? Perhaps, for now, you could concentrate on not making a complete fool of yourself in here and worry about being "defenseless" elsewhere AFTER you get dressed?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#878181 Mar 22, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
(Could you clowns read a little faster?) Anyways, you do realize that a giant asteroid killed off all the dinosaurs 150 million years ago and that you are in danger of having the same thing happen to you again?
It was 65 million tears ago moran. This is to let you know you have caught the attention of the Mods. You will be taking a virtual dirt nap soon. Bye Bye.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#878182 Mar 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
80% of the people on welfare are single white women with children.
Blacks make up only something like 13% of the population and yet you can't stop obsessing about them in everything you say.
So please spare us your phony concern about the black family.
Did you find out about Bill Clintons welfare reform act? Do you know how much a person receives on welfare? Do some homework and let us know if you could subside on it. It's not the picnic that your party depicts it to be.
Horsecrap

The percentages of those on welfare by race as of 2011 are listed below in descending order by percentage.

Black-39.8%
White-38.8%
Hispanic-15.7%
Other-3.3%
Asian-2.4%
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#878184 Mar 22, 2013
White Supremacist Eyed In Murder Of Colorado Corrections Chief

The identification of Ebel as a suspect forced a marked shift in media coverage of Clements’ killing. Earlier this week, various media outlets had raised the possibility that Clements’ killing was tied to his recent decision denying the request of a Saudi man in prison in Colorado to serve out the remainder of his sentence in Saudi Arabia.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/201...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#878186 Mar 22, 2013
He sounds as hateful and flocked up as you, Nobraina!!
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Lanza was a sick freak video game addict, a festering boil on society.
His politics are irrelevant.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#878187 Mar 22, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>
OBAMA=EPIC FAILURE.
well that explains why it was deleted.

you left that part out Flack. so you could you summarize? beyond a three word 'explanation'.
carol

Orlando, FL

#878188 Mar 22, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Did it ever occur to you that the Topix Gods are helping you??
They saw you were again making a complete fool of yourself, and took pity on you by deleting your silly messages.
To say wheat caused the depression is akin to saying the Moon causes nighttime. LOL
In spite of your 'Chicken Little' wishes, the stock market is rockin' and rollin' again today!!
DOW Up 84 points as this message is posted.
Tell him to try typing it again and not write the "dirty words." You need special dispensation to write dirty words in Topix and he obviously doesn't have it. It's much like finding Neverland, you have to be a boy and you have to believe!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#878189 Mar 22, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Bullsht__WalMart__Gand er Mountain and of course gun shows are selling ammo__perhaps at a premium. Tough sht__gasoline, which is more important to the popo than ammo is also selling at a premium.
Walmart here has almost no ammunition, just a few odd sizes.

Gun shows are the only option, and even there sales are rationed.

Obama is intentionally wasting taxpayer money to dry up the supply and drive up costs.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#878190 Mar 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Lanza was a sick freak video game addict, a festering boil on society.
His politics are irrelevant.
Adam was not a registered voter, his mother was a registered Republican.

Very strange family dynamics going on there__plenty of of money going into the Connecticut household (a quarter million alimony).
That's a ton pal__the father took the sane son with him to Hoboken where they lived low on the hog by comparison.

Someone will eventually tell that story.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#878192 Mar 22, 2013
Bob Beckel

"Beckel, a recovering alcoholic, has spoken openly about his past addictions to drugs and alcohol, admitting in July 2011 on The Five: "I'm a recovering addict and cocaine was my drug of choice."

In 2002, Beckel was the victim of an extortion attempt by a prostitute he had hired.

In 2007 Beckel was involved in an altercation in a Bethesda, Maryland, grocery store parking lot with a man who took issue with his anti–George W. Bush bumper stickers.

In October 2011, Beckel nearly choked to death at a Fox News reception, but was saved by Fox News chief Roger Ailes and The Five co-host Eric Bolling."

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This is your idea of a Democratic Commentator??

Working for FAUX, no less??

Next you'll call O'Reilly a Democrat Commentator!! LOL

You get more stupid by the day. Have a cigarette and a piece of pie.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Bob Beckel, a democrat commentator, admitted Dr. Carson is scaring the liberals. According to him, "shaking in their boots."
If Dr. Carson is seriously going to run for office, he'll have to disappear for a while and do some serious homework, preferably with some top-notch political counselors. Otherwise, his abundance of common sense will only go so far in the media spotlight and on the political stage. But he's smart enough to know that too.
There's going to be several excellent choices among republicans in 2016. We just have to pick the one with the least baggage, the best message and rally around that one person this time.
There was such an urgency to beat Obama in 2012, there were just too many chefs in the kitchen. Too many of us liked everything we saw and couldn't decide on which one served up the best dish, so to speak.
carol

Orlando, FL

#878193 Mar 22, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> It was 65 million tears ago moran. This is to let you know you have caught the attention of the Mods. You will be taking a virtual dirt nap soon. Bye Bye.
65? You don't look a day over 100? And, um, how do you know, incidentally, you there, boy?

A virtual dirt nap, huh? The attention of the Mods? It's no wonder you people had the word "terror" tattooed all over your foreheads, you're scared of your own shadows and expect somebody else to come and save you from them. Now I told you what you had to do to make me go away, honey, and this is the last time I'm going to mention it. If you won't do what you're told how do you expect anyone else to? Besides, I'm the last guy on earth you want to try and threaten.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#878194 Mar 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
if you're to stupid to be able to answer your own questions why should i?
and once again...i'm not black. but your inference would indicate you think all white folks should hate blacks, so let me demonstrate how wrong you are.
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, a self-identified Republican who was Gen. Colin Powell's chief of staff during his time as secretary of state, did not take too kindly to a recent accusation -- from Mitt Romney's controversial campaign co-chair John Sununu -- that Powell only endorsed Barack Obama for president because they're both black. Sununu would later backtrack, but the damage was done.
Wilkerson, who is white, didn't mince words on MSNBC'sThe Ed Show Friday night. "To say that Colin Powell would endorse President Obama because of his skin color is like saying Mother Teresa worked for profit," he said. And although he gave Sununu a bit of a pass, blaming his statement on an "unfortunate" choice of words, Wilkerson had much harsher words for the GOP as a whole.
"Let me just be candid," he said. "My party is full of racists. And the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander in chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin. And that's despicable."
Uh, tell 'em how you really feel, Colonel. Now that Wilkerson has said that which shall not be said, how long before his GOP card is snatched away?
http://www.theroot.com/buzz/former-powell-chi...
Mother Teresa DID work for profit. It's been widely documented that she used large amounts from donations to her 'cause', for her own medical treatment here in the United states, rather than to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, or heal the sick elsewhere.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#878195 Mar 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
well that explains why it was deleted.
you left that part out Flack. so you could you summarize? beyond a three word 'explanation'.
I didn't type that.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#878196 Mar 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt is more concerned about being defenseless against the criminals in government than the street criminals.
The Democrats like Dianne Feinstein within the Federal Government are nothing more than Criminals too by acting as an Accessory to the Street Criminals in Society by making laws beneficial to the Street Criminals & wanting everyone defenseless against the criminals on the street and within the Federal Government which is why the Modern Liberals like Dianne Feinstein are on an outright assault on gun ownership in the United States and if you want proof look no farther than Chicago & Detroit, and especially Chicago which has had a handgun ban in place since 1982 and look at the Homicide Rate which has been proven it has been the Criminals who have been the ones with the guns and & beneficial for them which is why the Homicide Rate has been so high in Chicago which also proves that criminals have no intention of adhering to the law which is the occupation of a Criminal to violate the law.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#878197 Mar 22, 2013
Don't eat at this restaurant:

Customers who want to pay with a $100 bill at a Rhode Island chain of restaurants will now have to fill out a form.

WJAR-TV reports that all four locations of Gregg’s will now require a name, phone number and driver’s license number whenever someone pays with a $100 bill.

Owner Bob Bacon says it’s because they have received five fake $100s in the last three months. He tells the station the policy is not about getting restitution if they receive a fake bill. He says it’s about creating a paper trail so they can track down whoever is making the fake bills.

Bacon says they haven’t received any fake bills since they instituted the policy earlier this month.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#878198 Mar 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Walmart here has almost no ammunition, just a few odd sizes.
Gun shows are the only option, and even there sales are rationed.
Obama is intentionally wasting taxpayer money to dry up the supply and drive up costs.
You're not golfing today?
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#878199 Mar 22, 2013
Homer begining to wonder if they have history books in such exotic places such as West Virginia and Texas.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#878200 Mar 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Walmart here has almost no ammunition, just a few odd sizes.
Gun shows are the only option, and even there sales are rationed.
Obama is intentionally wasting taxpayer money to dry up the supply and drive up costs.
Hubby found boxes of 500 .223 rounds for $17.99 at Academy this morning. At the gun show last weekend, they were $80.00 a box. Go figure.

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