Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1457635 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#879890 Mar 26, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>FOX has become sonicfiller's cover of smoke and bullshit, his assisted living center.
Tea Party Tells Fox News To 'Stop Screwing Around,' Boycotts Conservative Network For Being Too Liberal

At first glance it reads like a headline out of the Onion, but according to some members of the Tea Party, the Fox News Channel is just not conservative enough.

A faction of the Tea Party movement known as the Fire Ants held its second boycott of the cable network over the weekend. The “Turn Right” boycott, which took place Thursday through Sunday, was organized via a blog called Benghazi-Truth, whose author claims that Fox News has “essentially abandoned” its conservative viewers and shifted its reporting too far to the left.

“The message [is] loud and clear to FOX,” the blog says of the boycott.“‘Stop screwing around and start serving your core audience, or your core audience will take their business elsewhere.’”

Benghazi-Truth is written anonymously under a profile named Proe Graphique. A Twitter user attached to the same blog uses the handle @FrankMDavisJR. Graphique writes that the Tea Party Fire Ants are disappointed with Fox’s “truly pathetic” reporting on the Benghazi attack and subsequent investigation.“I remain convinced, now, as do many others, that Obama wanted the people in Benghazi dead,” the blogger states.

The blogger also believes that Fox did not diligently investigate the issue of President Barack Obama’s citizenship, despite the fact that Obama made his birth certificate public in 2011 and a PDF copy of the document remains available to view on the White House website.“Obama’s birth certificate is a fake,” Graphique writes.“We want you (Fox News) to report it every night, interview experts, ask why and investigate how and why this happened.”

http://www.ibtimes.com/tea-party-tells-fox-ne...

so you're a confirmed FOX hater?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#879891 Mar 26, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Since I be votin’ for Obama, my taxes have gone up, my employer stopped offering health insurance, the defecit has doubled, obama killing American citizens, deranged nuculur democrats killing movie goers and school children, Iran has a nuclear bomb, Korea f*ck you obama, can't get into the White House, Tiger Woods gets golf lesson from obama, and my guns may be taken away. Damn you George Bush
you can't get into the White House because of the sequester, but Malia and Moolia (or whatever their names are), are vacationing in the Bahamas. the cost of that is worth how many WH tours?

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#879892 Mar 26, 2013
flack wrote:
Study: Elizabeth Warren's Minimum Wage Argument 'Makes Zero Economic Sense'
In fact unlike Warren's $22 hour minimum wage the study says raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour will cost poor people 400,000 to 450,000 jobs and 1000's of small businesses to close. Libtards are SO ftiggin' stupid!!!!
BTW, the study you failed to mention was done from a front group for the hotel & restaurant association. Lobbyists.

Gee, I wonder, Would lower minimum wages benefit their corporate clients???

This is why you remain so uninformed.

You read a story & have no clue as to who wrote it & who dod the studies.
Ready

Rougemont, NC

#879893 Mar 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Iraq war elected Obama
A freshman senator with only four years of experience in Washington may never have beaten the likes of Clinton and John McCain without the Iraq war.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/21/the-iraq-wa...
No thoughts who want to destroy America elected Obama.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#879894 Mar 26, 2013
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>Are you on Spring Break this week? ENJOY if you are!
leosana is on a permanent break as long as she finds time to visit with the baby daddies and "multi-task." the last one, 3 month old TyShaun, was conceived while she was posting.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#879895 Mar 26, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The Jews gave up their guns, turned in their weapons, Hitler took care of the Jews and gassed them and placed them in ghettos. Definitely liberal.
while FDR rounded up Japanese Americans and put them in camps. definitely liberal.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#879896 Mar 26, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you mean like all you elderly Democrats that are putting our kids in debt by doubling the national debt soon? Is that your defenition of a caring parent, Democrat?
Do you mean like the Republicans actually doubling the debt under Bush?

I mean really, is your right whiner memory that short?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#879897 Mar 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Another right whiner who has never managed squat.
Companies hire people to do jobs. They constantly strive for efficiency.
To think that a company would hire more people because they could pay them less is ridiculous.
The right whiner stance on this is to think people should make less & less & then when full time employees at these low wages still qualify for government programs or fall below the minimum to pay federal income taxes, you call them lazy moochers.
The study was done by the Employment Policies Institute, a free market think tank specializing in wage issues. Take it up with them.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#879898 Mar 26, 2013
As spring break begins for schoolchildren across the country, thousands of students will travel to Washington, DC. The trips, funded by bake sales and other events throughout the year, will allow the students to take in Washington's historic landmarks.

One premier destination is off-limits this year, however. A few weeks ago, the Obama Administration announced it was suspending public, self-guided tours of the White House as a result of the automatic sequester cuts that the administration proposed in 2011. While America's students stand outside the White House fence, the First Daughters, Sasha and Malia, are enjoying spring break with friends at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

Breitbart News' Matt Boyle broke the news Monday morning that numerous sources have reported seeing the First Daughters in the Bahamas this weekend. Presumably, the Obamas are paying the costs of the resort out of their own pockets. THE ROBUST SECRET SERVICE DETAIL THAT MUST ACCOMPANY THE FIRST DAUGHTERS, HOWEVER, IS FUNDED BY TAXPAYERS.

THE PRINCIPAL REASON THE WHITE HOUSE CANCELED PUBLIC TOURS WAS TO SAVE MONEY ON SECRET SERVICE STAFF.

The White House reported that suspending the tours would save $74,000 a week. Other reports have put the savings at just $18,000 a week.

Whichever the true amount, the Secret Service detail necessary to protect the First Daughters on their spring break could likely have been used to keep the White House open to the rest of America's school children. Judicial Watch reported that Malia Obama's Spring Break in Mexico last year cost taxpayers over $115,000. That amount would cover 2-6 weeks of White House tours.

At the very least, it would ensure that, this spring break, thousands of America's students could cap their trip to DC with a uniquely American tradition--a tour of the White House.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#879899 Mar 26, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"homo"
Sorry he you are bankrupt. Why do you not get off your dead ass and correct your problem?
Peace
KMA
F*cking POS bigoted Easy Eed. I get it, you hate homosexuals & make sure everyone knows it.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#879900 Mar 26, 2013
flack wrote:
Study: Elizabeth Warren's Minimum Wage Argument 'Makes Zero Economic Sense'
In fact unlike Warren's $22 hour minimum wage the study says raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour will cost poor people 400,000 to 450,000 jobs and 1000's of small businesses to close. Libtards are SO ftiggin' stupid!!!!
The Trader Joe's Lesson: How to Pay a Living Wage and Still Make Money in Retail

Companies that invest in higher salaries for low-level employees find success in a competitive market

The average American cashier makes $20,230 a year, a salary that in a single-earner household would leave a family of four living under the poverty line. But if he works the cash registers at QuikTrip, it's an entirely different story. The convenience-store and gas-station chain offers entry-level employees an annual salary of around $40,000, plus benefits. Those high wages didn't stop QuikTrip from prospering in a hostile economic climate. While other low-cost retailers spent the recession laying off staff and shuttering stores, QuikTrip expanded to its current 645 locations across 11 states.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2...
WaxmanIdiot

United States

#879901 Mar 26, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>These liberals oppose your belief and right to bear arms: Hitler, Castro, Stalin, Amin, Lenin, Mao, Chavez, Obama. Who do you trust dummy?
certainly not the rightwhiners.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#879902 Mar 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Another right whiner who has never managed squat.
Companies hire people to do jobs. They constantly strive for efficiency.
To think that a company would hire more people because they could pay them less is ridiculous.
The right whiner stance on this is to think people should make less & less & then when full time employees at these low wages still qualify for government programs or fall below the minimum to pay federal income taxes, you call them lazy moochers.
I've owned a few businesses. I managed a few also. You are a clueless twit.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#879903 Mar 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The study was done by the Employment Policies Institute, a free market think tank specializing in wage issues. Take it up with them.
a conservative free market 'think' tank.
WaxmanIdiot

United States

#879904 Mar 26, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>while FDR rounded up Japanese Americans and put them in camps. definitely liberal.
better off a liberal than a retard, stay retard jane, you proved it on nov. 6 2012.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#879905 Mar 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I've owned a few businesses. I managed a few also. You are a clueless twit.
This in the internet.

There is no way you ran a successful company with employees. None.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#879906 Mar 26, 2013
Many employers believe that one of the best ways to raise their profit margin is to cut labor costs. But companies like QuikTrip, the grocery-store chain Trader Joe's, and Costco Wholesale are proving that the decision to offer low wages is a choice, not an economic necessity. All three are low-cost retailers, a sector that is traditionally known for relying on part-time, low-paid employees. Yet these companies have all found that the act of valuing workers can pay off in the form of increased sales and productivity.

"Retailers start with this philosophy of seeing employees as a cost to be minimized," says Zeynep Ton of MIT's Sloan School of Management. That can lead businesses into a vicious cycle. Underinvestment in workers can result in operational problems in stores, which decrease sales. And low sales often lead companies to slash labor costs even further. Middle-income jobs have declined recently as a share of total employment, as many employers have turned full-time jobs into part-time positions with no benefits and unpredictable schedules.

QuikTrip, Trader Joe's, and Costco operate on a different model, Ton says. "They start with the mentality of seeing employees as assets to be maximized," she says. As a result, their stores boast better operational efficiency and customer service, and those result in better sales. QuikTrip sales per labor hour are two-thirds higher than the average convenience-store chain, Ton found, and sales per square foot are over 50 percent higher.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2...

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#879907 Mar 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The study was done by the Employment Policies Institute, a free market think tank specializing in wage issues. Take it up with them.
"free market"? Its run by a lobbyist.

No, I'm taking it up with you. You posted it as YOUR argument against a higher minimum wage.

I see you are duped by all these tilted think tanks because their name sounds official. No wonder you're so uninformed.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#879908 Mar 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
The Trader Joe's Lesson: How to Pay a Living Wage and Still Make Money in Retail
Companies that invest in higher salaries for low-level employees find success in a competitive market
The average American cashier makes $20,230 a year, a salary that in a single-earner household would leave a family of four living under the poverty line. But if he works the cash registers at QuikTrip, it's an entirely different story. The convenience-store and gas-station chain offers entry-level employees an annual salary of around $40,000, plus benefits. Those high wages didn't stop QuikTrip from prospering in a hostile economic climate. While other low-cost retailers spent the recession laying off staff and shuttering stores, QuikTrip expanded to its current 645 locations across 11 states.
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2...
from your article.

Trader Joe's streamlines operations by offering a limited number of products and very few sales promotions. Costco stacks products on pallets, as warehouses would. And the QuikTrip model requires investors to have the fortitude to accept possible short-termed drops in profit.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#879909 Mar 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> from your article.
Trader Joe's streamlines operations by offering a limited number of products and very few sales promotions. Costco stacks products on pallets, as warehouses would. And the QuikTrip model requires investors to have the fortitude to accept possible short-termed drops in profit.
and this....

To see what happens when workers are devalued, look no further than Borders or Circuit City. Both big-box retailers saw sales plummet after staff cutbacks, and both ultimately went bankrupt.

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