Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1458125 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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TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#878563 Mar 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Any rational person distrusts the police, who are born liars and bullies. And Obama wants the police (and worse yet, crazy retired cops) to be the only ones with guns.
Yeehaw...Let's all keepuh votin' heller yeah fer some of that ther Egyptian model type uf demonocracy, of anarchy, by anarchists......

"Women violated in the cradle of Egypt's revolution, activists say"

Cairo's Tahrir Square, once the staging ground for the massive uprising that ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, is quickly becoming notorious for something very different: an organized campaign of sexual assaults, activists say.

The past year has seen an increase in attacks against women at demonstrations, but recently they have been particularly rampant – and, according to witnesses and activists, they have been following similar patterns.

On the two-year anniversary of the revolution on Jan. 25, at least 19 women were sexually assaulted in and around Tahrir Square in one night, some with knives, activists said. Dozens more cases have been reported in the two months since.

“The message to women is,‘You should stay at home, you should stop protesting, you should feel stigmatized,’” said Hania Moheeb, an Egyptian journalist who was herself assaulted in the square that night....

(MSNNews.3/23/2013)

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TheIndependentMa jority

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#878564 Mar 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Galt is feeling no pain at the moment,the conclusion of a great day where the Obamabots did not intrude on Galt's life.
Geez, how'd you manage that?

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TheIndependentMa jority

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#878565 Mar 23, 2013
CarMan VII wrote:
I got about 5 of those things and the damnedest thing is they all smell like smoke. I don't allow no smoking inside but the kids all do it anyway. I blame the parents.
Kinda like bathroom doors in a school (just about any school) and when ya open up 'em up, the cloud of it comes barrelling out?

It were that way even when us ol' timers went ta school..except back then, we didn't blame our parents, oh hella no, it wasn't our parents in there sharing a tobaccer stick before the bell rung lol.

Shame on US!

High school kids. At least they have a decent excuse for acting like high schoolers.:-)

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#878566 Mar 23, 2013
Recent brutal attacks on the GOP have claimed that minorities often think that “Republicans do not like them or want them in the country.” That younger voters are “rolling their eyes at what the party represents.” That former Republicans view the party as “scary,”“narrow-minded,”“out of touch” and populated by “stuffy old men.”

But these were not Democratic attacks. The quotes come from the Republican National Committee’s “Growth & Opportunity Project” report, which, as far as I can tell, is unique in the history of party-sponsored self-reflection. Losing parties generally look in the mirror and see the need for cosmetics. This report calls for reconstructive surgery. In the aftermath of the 2012 election, it describes a party unpopular with the public, fading in must-win states and progressively marginalized at the national level.

Yet this analysis should be encouraging for Republicans in the same way that a reliable medical diagnosis is encouraging — it provides the basis for aggressive treatment.

The report, inevitably, set off an internal GOP conflict. This is not so much a matter of ideology; a number of politicians with tea party roots, such as Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, have fully internalized these political realities. The emerging argument is between political realists and ideological entrepreneurs.

All conservatives believe in the power of markets, which is explanatory in this case. The RNC is attempting to reach the market of gettable voters in Ohio, Colorado, New Mexico and other electorally strategic places. Other conservatives target the markets of talk-radio listeners or attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference. The RNC report engages this divergence of purposes in a forthright manner:“We have become expert in how to provide ideological reinforcement to like-minded people, but devastatingly we have lost the ability to be persuasive with, or welcoming to, those who do not agree with us on every issue.” The role of a political party, the report insists, is different from the pursuit of “universal purity.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michae...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#878567 Mar 23, 2013
Major Republican donors seem perfectly willing to support the presidential races of quixotic candidates. They foot the bill for television attack ads. They seem less interested in funding the revival of ideas and policy that is a prerequisite to reestablishing a GOP majority. It is a strategic failure of the first order.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michae...

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gauley bridge wv

#878568 Mar 23, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Large military presence here. Extremely large. This is also moonshine country. Also North Carolina is 20 miles away which leads some bar owner to cross over the line for cheaper booze. If a ABCC officer finds anybody in a restaurant without an ID the restaurant and the individual will be fined. Just a fact of life here in Virginia.
For some reason 'drinking alcohol' didn't post above.

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TheIndependentMa jority

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#878569 Mar 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Recent brutal attacks on the GOP have claimed that minorities often think that “Republicans do not like them or want them in the country.” That younger voters are “rolling their eyes at what the party represents.” That former Republicans view the party as “scary,”“narrow-minded,”“out of touch” and populated by “stuffy old men.”
But these were not Democratic attacks. The quotes come from the Republican National Committee’s “Growth & Opportunity Project” report, which, as far as I can tell, is unique in the history of party-sponsored self-reflection. Losing parties generally look in the mirror and see the need for cosmetics. This report calls for reconstructive surgery. In the aftermath of the 2012 election, it describes a party unpopular with the public, fading in must-win states and progressively marginalized at the national level.
Yet this analysis should be encouraging for Republicans in the same way that a reliable medical diagnosis is encouraging — it provides the basis for aggressive treatment.
The report, inevitably, set off an internal GOP conflict. This is not so much a matter of ideology; a number of politicians with tea party roots, such as Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, have fully internalized these political realities. The emerging argument is between political realists and ideological entrepreneurs.
All conservatives believe in the power of markets, which is explanatory in this case. The RNC is attempting to reach the market of gettable voters in Ohio, Colorado, New Mexico and other electorally strategic places. Other conservatives target the markets of talk-radio listeners or attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference. The RNC report engages this divergence of purposes in a forthright manner:“We have become expert in how to provide ideological reinforcement to like-minded people, but devastatingly we have lost the ability to be persuasive with, or welcoming to, those who do not agree with us on every issue.” The role of a political party, the report insists, is different from the pursuit of “universal purity.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michae...
Joining Republicans in opposing the Democratic budget were Democratic senators from conservative-leaning states: Max Baucus of Montana, Mark Begich of Alaska, Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mark Pryor of Arkansas.

Voting for a budget that raises tax revenues could increase their vulnerability in congressional elections next year and put Democrats' thin majority at risk.

Long time working class people are sick of OVER-paying taxes to support the something for nothing, entitleMENTALly ill slackertic crowds.
Can't wait to watch how they'll try and get the stupidos who think nothing of spending OTHER peoples hard earned tax dollars (no matter the labelduhm label) to finally acknowledge that FACT.

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PDUPONT

East Otis, MA

#878570 Mar 23, 2013
carol wrote:
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Actually, you would have loved O'Reilly the other night.
He disagrees with the Iraq War and said we could have taken Saddam out without having lost so much blood and treasure.
He also said we should never be involved in any country going forward unless they pose a direct threat to our own security.
Sounded a lot like you.
Sure Carol, except that in 2003 he was one of the biggest boosters of the invasion.
2/26 03; "This guy we know has anthrax and VX and all this stuff."
Well, it turns out he didn't.
On 1/14/03 he was closer to the truth; "We basically feel that he is a danger to our oil supply there,"
He even tried to tie Sadaam Hussein to 9/11 on 9/14/ 03;
"Saddam Hussein...I believe is involved with this World Trade Center and Pentagon bombing. I believe that you're going to find out that money from Iraq flowed in and helped this happen." Well, no, there's never been any connection made.
Bill O'Reilly makes a lot of money by telling fools like you what they want to hear.

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NJ raider 1

Paterson, NJ

#878571 Mar 23, 2013
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text>. Ok blacks make up 13% of the population, 64% recive welfare, compared to 11% of the white population.
There are a lot of whites on welfare but not even a close comparison if you go by percentage and look at which group is more likely to receive welfare as a whole
If the welfare program was run as it was intended , as a temporary releif program to help one get through hard times and not a cradle to grave income that the government has allowed it to become there would be far fewer of any race on it. As for being able to subside , aid should only cover the basic needs for a short period of time. Makeing poverty comfortable does nothing to solve the problem, allowing poverty to be uncomfortable encourages one to work for a better circumstance.
I figured someone would respond to her post & not mines giving the in depth statistics I presented. Where did you get your info from, a fantasy fiction novel? As I stated yesterday 24.7% of blacks live below the poverty line as to only 8.6% of whites. 24% of 13% is only about 3.2 1/2%. A far cry from your assertion of 64%! Now lets just talk TANF(Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), which is the most popular form of welfare, we see the white percentage blossom to 70%. Even if we add in public assistance the percentages are 39.4-black, 38.9%-white. Now you tel me which is more, 39.4% of 13% or 38.9% of whites!

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TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#878572 Mar 23, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> For some reason 'drinking alcohol' didn't post above.
Looked like a place of severe manic high posting disrorder in here last night.

Even for anyone in an inebriated condition.

(whacko, whacko)

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NJ raider 1

Paterson, NJ

#878574 Mar 23, 2013
My bad, 38.9% of 74%!

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RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#878575 Mar 23, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> I figured someone would respond to her post & not mines giving the in depth statistics I presented. Where did you get your info from, a fantasy fiction novel? As I stated yesterday 24.7% of blacks live below the poverty line as to only 8.6% of whites. 24% of 13% is only about 3.2 1/2%. A far cry from your assertion of 64%! Now lets just talk TANF(Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), which is the most popular form of welfare, we see the white percentage blossom to 70%. Even if we add in public assistance the percentages are 39.4-black, 38.9%-white. Now you tel me which is more, 39.4% of 13% or 38.9% of whites!
Speaking of stats , what is the ratio of black to white in terms of felony conviction and incarceration , also the number of single parent or no parent involvement in the black comunity ??

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#878577 Mar 23, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> I figured someone would respond to her post & not mines giving the in depth statistics I presented. Where did you get your info from, a fantasy fiction novel? As I stated yesterday 24.7% of blacks live below the poverty line as to only 8.6% of whites. 24% of 13% is only about 3.2 1/2%. A far cry from your assertion of 64%! Now lets just talk TANF(Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), which is the most popular form of welfare, we see the white percentage blossom to 70%. Even if we add in public assistance the percentages are 39.4-black, 38.9%-white. Now you tel me which is more, 39.4% of 13% or 38.9% of whites!
They can't see the white faces. Cradle to grave welfare does not exist. It feels good and justified to the white supremacist to imagine welfare is only given to blacks. The poster should perhaps consider changing his name to Proud to be a dummy.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#878578 Mar 23, 2013
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text>. Ok blacks make up 13% of the population, 64% recive welfare, compared to 11% of the white population.
There are a lot of whites on welfare but not even a close comparison if you go by percentage and look at which group is more likely to receive welfare as a whole
If the welfare program was run as it was intended , as a temporary releif program to help one get through hard times and not a cradle to grave income that the government has allowed it to become there would be far fewer of any race on it. As for being able to subside , aid should only cover the basic needs for a short period of time. Makeing poverty comfortable does nothing to solve the problem, allowing poverty to be uncomfortable encourages one to work for a better circumstance.
I will repeat: 80% of welfare recipients are single white women with children. There is no such thing as cradle to grave welfare. Poverty is never comfortable, wanting your fellow Americans and children to go hungry is a sickness inherent in the mind of the rightwinger, who is one step away from poverty himself, it's your biggest fear.
A healthy educated population benefits all of society. Without social safety nets crime increases. You're obviously of limited intellect.
We give $10 million a day to Israel, not to mention all the other countries aid as well, Israel has socialized medicine and education, we pay for that, yet, you hate your own fellow Americans because you have some misguided notion that you are special because you are white?
You should be embarrassed at your ignorance
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#878579 Mar 23, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Kinda like bathroom doors in a school (just about any school) and when ya open up 'em up, the cloud of it comes barrelling out?
It were that way even when us ol' timers went ta school..except back then, we didn't blame our parents, oh hella no, it wasn't our parents in there sharing a tobaccer stick before the bell rung lol.
Shame on US!
High school kids. At least they have a decent excuse for acting like high schoolers.:-)
You're insane
NJ raider 1

Paterson, NJ

#878580 Mar 23, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text> Speaking of stats , what is the ratio of black to white in terms of felony conviction and incarceration , also the number of single parent or no parent involvement in the black comunity ??
When presented with facts, I figured some Asshole would respond with some dumshit! Giving an ultimatum of live in poverty or play the game, I'd choose the game everytime! Your phoney stats only points to the ignorance of you & your kind, but comments like yours shows fear because change is evident & in progress as we speak ie. Black President. White House occupied by black folks, BBQs on the White House lawn. Not only the black president, but elected twice over the status quo! And your kind won't sniff that office again! What hurts you the most ignoramus is it was your kids that got the president elected both times. Chew on that shit!
DrZiggypapersFru ed

United States

#878581 Mar 23, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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I'm insane
We see that.
TheCompassionofP opeJ

United States

#878582 Mar 23, 2013
DrZiggypapersFrued wrote:
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We see that.
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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I'm insane

and truly feel for the ones that have to deal with you.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#878585 Mar 23, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> When presented with facts, I figured some Asshole would respond with some dumshit! Giving an ultimatum of live in poverty or play the game, I'd choose the game everytime! Your phoney stats only points to the ignorance of you & your kind, but comments like yours shows fear because change is evident & in progress as we speak ie. Black President. White House occupied by black folks, BBQs on the White House lawn. Not only the black president, but elected twice over the status quo! And your kind won't sniff that office again! What hurts you the most ignoramus is it was your kids that got the president elected both times. Chew on that shit!
Government Spends More on Corporate Welfare Subsidies than Social Welfare Programs

http://thinkbynumbers.org/government-spending...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#878587 Mar 23, 2013
Congratulations, Ed.

You see that Nobraina (pretending to be Galt) is a world class moron!!

The dram laws are on the books to protect human life.

Alcohol is recognized as a dangerous drug, but legal.

Your state has good, sensible laws, in line with most of the nation.

States have wrestled with these laws for decades. Serving minors can lead to loss of liquor license. Nobody can tell anyone's age, the very idea proves Nobraina to be an idiot.

There are young women (under 21) that can easily be made up to appear older. Happens every day, all over America and the world.

That's why showing ID is mandatory.

To prove Nobraina's stupidity, there's this;

Ever since Tenzing explained Libertarianism to Nobraina, he's pretended to be one. He doesn't get it or anything else. He deals in ignorance and hatred.

Alcoholics like Nobraina get upset whenever anyone says they might not be able to get booze on request without ID.

The law in WA;

"Employees

Bouncers, bartenders, servers and cashiers are the first line of defense when it comes to selling alcohol responsibly. They should be vigilant when checking ID, understand that they must refuse to sell someone alcohol if they are apparently intoxicated or under 21, and know how to handle situations that could lead to harm, such as a fight between patrons.
Employees should understand state liquor laws and their company's policies about alcohol sales. They can get a good overview during free “Responsible Alcohol and Tobacco Sales” classes offered regularly by WSLCB enforcement officers. The classes cover topics such as checking ID and identifying the signs of intoxication.
Also, employees that serve or supervise the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption must have a current Mandatory Alcohol Server Training (MAST) Permit. More information about MAST permits is available on the Licensing Services page.

Checking ID

Checking identification is an important part of ensuring legal sales. Businesses can choose which forms of acceptable IDs they will allow and many businesses develop policies about which kinds of ID can be accepted.

Acceptable forms of ID:

Driver License, ID Card, or Instruction Permit issued by any U.S. state or Canadian province
Washington Temporary Driver License
U.S. Military ID
Official Passport
Merchant Marine ID
Washington State Tribal Enrollment Card
A valid ID must show:
Date of birth
Signature (except U.S. Military IDs)
Photo
Expiration date (except Tribal Enrollment Cards)

Identifying signs of intoxication

If a customer is showing signs of intoxication, a business should refuse to sell them alcohol. The customer may stay at the business as long as they are not drinking alcohol.

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You win, Ed. You made Nobraina look like a fool.

But that's easy.
EasyEed wrote:
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"John Galt"
In this state if you are politely asked for ID on a drinking establishment and you politely refuse to offer said ID you will be politely asked to leave. If you refuse you will be ordered to leave. If you refuse the authorities will be called. You will leave, one way or the other. Remember the business has the right to refuse service. You have no right to be on others property if they do not want you there. The owners do not have to surrender their rights.
Peace

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