Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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Deltona, FL

#881236 Mar 28, 2013
carol wrote:
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week.
The labor market is being closely watched by the Federal Reserve, which last week said it would maintain its monthly $85 billion purchases of mortgage and Treasury bonds to foster faster job growth.
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economywatch/...
Does anyone see something wrong with the second paragraph?
(Still haven't gotten around to changing my email address and registering but we'll make a point of doing that this weekend.)
Tomorrow completes the first quarter of 2013 and it appears that the stock market will turn in it's best quarterly performance since 1998. The auto industry has regained it' s health, particularly the Detroit 3 and the housing market is beginning to show signs of a comeback.

The housing industry has been the missing ingredient in the recovery of jobs lagging other industries at about 16% unemployment nationally, much higher than that in certain areas.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#881237 Mar 28, 2013
carol wrote:
So today Cypriots can take out a little over $300 maximum from ATMs, thanks to the Russians.
According to Reuters, Cyprus now has a choice: become a gimp state for Russian gangsta finance or turn fully towards Europe, close down much of its shady banking sector and rebuild its economy on something more sustainable.
The Cypriot capital is reportedly full of mysterious Russians and some believe Cypress will choose the former option.
Just trying to make a connection and what this could mean.
Cyprus is sitting on a natural gas gold mine

http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/21/news/economy/...
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#881238 Mar 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh right, so you're fat and diabetic, diabetes costs $70 billion a year, you and Carol are quite an example. Do you feed your kids donuts for breakfast too? Along with a Big Gulp?
Hi Gunner.
lily enjoys ridiculing diabetics
carol

Orlando, FL

#881239 Mar 28, 2013
I must repeat this.

With jobless claims rising and the Federal Reserve saying it will continue to pump $85 billion of purchases of mortgage and Treasury bonds to foster faster job growth, isn't anyone else concerned the federal government is the only thing keeping us afloat instead of revenues from job growth in the free market?

How can anything good come out of this if the problem itself is trying to fix the problem?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#881240 Mar 28, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> And what rightwing philosophy would that be?
Self reliance. Smaller government.
carol

Orlando, FL

#881242 Mar 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
No you're not.
You're desperately searching for a way to blame Obama for the mess in Cyprus.
The whole discussion flies way over your air filled head, Carol.
<quoted text>
HE SHOULD'VE BEEN IN BENGHAZI!!!!
7New Earth7

Europe

#881243 Mar 28, 2013
If you are ready come let's do it!
www.topix.com/forum/afam/TTAHSJM6VCBB6T32O#la...
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#881245 Mar 28, 2013
ricky f wrote:
<quoted text>
Floriduh?
I fkd your daughter in her dorm room.
I mean in her azz, in her dorm room.
lowlifebottomfeedingpervertfor sure say what? LOL
carol

Orlando, FL

#881246 Mar 28, 2013
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE wrote:
EVEN BETTER LOOK AT THE LOVELY MELT DOWN IN CHIAGO ALSO THE meltdown In georgia the whole family had a melt down the mother the aunty and the rest of the scum that killed that baby and the babies in chiago all scum lowlife DEMOCRATS SCHOOLED AND RAISED SOCIAL SYSTEM NO EDUCATION DEMOCRATS KILLING BLACKS AND OTHER PEOPLE YEA OBAMA
Yup, that's the fat eastern-european with the huge irregular mole on her nose we' all know and love

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#881247 Mar 28, 2013
Get ready for higher health insurance costs.

"Coverage continues Thursday of a new study which predicts premiums will rise for individuals purchasing health insurance next year because of the Affordable Care Act. Many sources focus specifically on the acknowledgment of this reality by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, made Tuesday. The White House pushed back Wednesday, but still several cable news programs took the opportunity to skewer the Administration and its healthcare law.        In continuing coverage, The Hill  (3/28, Viebeck) "Healthwatch" blog reports that in a new study, "the Society of Actuaries predicted Wednesday that insurers will pay 32 percent more on average for medical claims under healthcare reform, as more patients enter the insurance market and take up higher-value benefits." This could "potentially rais[e] premiums for some consumers."        Similarly, Modern Healthcare  (3/28, Block, Subscription Publication) reports, "As health insurers prepare to submit 2014 premium rates to state regulators next month, some stakeholders are questioning whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be affordable after all." The "worry is that some of the mandates in the law could drive up the cost of coverage so much that many consumers may choose to pay a penalty for failing to get coverage rather than pay steep insurance premiums." As the article explains, some of these concerns "highlighted in a study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries," which found "that the cost of medical claims, one of the key factors driving insurance premiums, will rise an average of 32% nationwide by 2017 as a result of an expected change in the individual market composition."        In a related account, The Hill  (3/28, Viebeck) "Healthwatch" blog reports that the Obama Administration "acknowledged Tuesday that some people could see their premiums rise under the healthcare reform law." HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius "told reporters that 'there may be a higher cost associated with getting into that market' where 'folks will be moving into a really fully insured product for the first time.'"  The Hill notes that Sebelius' comment "was among the first from the Obama administration to reveal a degree of uncertainty about the impact of the law on insurance premiums." Sebelius' "concession on premiums put the White House on the defensive. When asked about Sebelius's remarks, a spokesman for President Obama said healthcare costs are falling thanks to the reform law.""
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#881248 Mar 28, 2013
TSM wrote:
Gay couples wanting Children or like Pet owners with two Male/Female pets wanting to breed their pets to have an offspring!!
How many times have you heard someone say ‘We’re Going to the Dogs’ what insight, I never realize how that statement could become Reality!
That was your brother Jefro; going out on a date
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#881249 Mar 28, 2013
carol wrote:
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HE SHOULD'VE BEEN IN BENGHAZI!!!!
Kerrriiist.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#881250 Mar 28, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
r u still kissing O'Reilly's ass?
Jon Stewert was pretty miffed at him last night lol

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#881251 Mar 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Two Jehovahs Witnesses knocked on my door this morning; I told them to go away. Why do they think they have the right to impose themselves on others? You never hear of a Jewish person knocking on doors and trying to convert people. Next time, I'm calling the police. Fix their wagon, maybe they're casing the neighborhood for future robberies, see if someone comes to the door.
If they went away, then they are not imposing anything, dummy.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#881252 Mar 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Is that your hillary clinton impression?
Slingblade, I reckon, hmmmm, I done read the Bible some...hmmmm

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#881253 Mar 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Flack is busy investing in law forms specializing in divorces.
If the SC gives their OK for gays to get married, all those right whiner marriages will fail sparking a huge jump in the divorce rate.
Epic fail.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#881254 Mar 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Self reliance. Smaller government.
Notice he didn't answer.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#881256 Mar 28, 2013
Silly to accuse the Kennedy's of what the American Public did. The whole 'Camelot' thing and all were very popular with Americans.

The President is more than a bit like American Royalty. Americans seem to admire Royal Families. See Princess Diana and the new Princess Kate and see the headlines and gossip they generate

Far better than the ones who wished to be dictators:

"“If this were a dictatorship it would be a heck of a lot easier... as long as I'm the dictator. Hehehe.”

&#8213; George W. Bush

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Sorry, you lose yet again, Carol.
carol wrote:
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Speaking of royals, I've wanted to post this since last night.
Watching the History Channel's documentary about the 24 hours following the Kennedy assassination, it became painfully apparent that the Kennedys also thought of themselves as "royals" in the White House.
When the Secret Service rushed Johnson to Air Force One after it was confirmed Kennedy was dead, Robert Kennedy and the "Kennedy people" couldn't accept his presence because that was the "Kennedy plane".
Robert Kennedy made the transition as hellish as possible for Johnson refusing to see the country and the continuity of the transition of power coming first over the Kennedy name.
This was mentioned several times during the documentary.
Clinton also acted like he was royalty, not only during his time in the White House, but even after a new president was sworn in. Remember the media making fun of him? Instead of getting on the helicopter and flying away, he was inspecting the troops and having rallies. The media were trying not to laugh when one of them said, "Does he know he's not the president anymore?"
Why is it only Republicans talk about their time in office as temporary and a tremendous sense of responsibility to serve?
The chaos created after the assassination on the part of the Kennedy's was actually appalling.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#881257 Mar 28, 2013
lily waxman raton fl wrote:
<quoted text> lily enjoys ridiculing diabetics
FACT: Finland has some of the worst childhood type 1 diabetes ratios in the world.

Scientists are studying the dirt thereof (that's right-the DIRT, as in of the ground!!) for further explanation.

or reasons that no one has been able to identify, Finland has the world’s highest rate of Type 1 diabetes among children. Out of every 100,000 Finnish kids, 64 are diagnosed annually with the disease, in which the body’s immune system declares war on the cells that produce insulin. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children, adolescents and young adults.

The disease rate wasn’t always so high. In the 1950s, Finland had less than a quarter of the Type 1 diabetes it has today. Over the past half-century, much of the industrialized world has also seen a proliferation of the once rare disease, along with other autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease. Meanwhile, such afflictions remain relatively rare in poorer, less-developed nations.

Read more: The-Unintended-and-Deadly-Cons equences-of-Living-in-the-Indu strialized-World. Smithsonian. 3/2013
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#881258 Mar 28, 2013
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE wrote:
EVEN BETTER LOOK AT THE LOVELY MELT DOWN IN CHIAGO ALSO THE meltdown In georgia the whole family had a melt down the mother the aunty and the rest of the scum that killed that baby and the babies in chiago all scum lowlife DEMOCRATS SCHOOLED AND RAISED SOCIAL SYSTEM NO EDUCATION DEMOCRATS KILLING BLACKS AND OTHER PEOPLE YEA OBAMA
And.... he's off to total meltdown. Where's your mama Jane?
You're the reason Janesays she so damn miserable; maybe she'll leave you some loaded guns to off yourself too, like Lanzas mother, she probably thought he'd kill himself and she'd be done with him, till he popped her in the face. Talk about poetic justice.

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