Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232014 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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carol

Orlando, FL

#882203 Mar 31, 2013
carol wrote:
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He died because the leaders of the day felt threatened by him and wanted to silence the opposition.
Seriously though, He became a sacrifice to take our place. We deserved to be on that cross for rebelling against God and turning our backs on Him. I know I did. But God's amazing grace provided a savior so that we can know Him personally.
As the preacher said this morning, you first have to become empty instead of full of yourself.
In other words, we have enough gas to get ourselves only so far, so to speak, until the only way we can keep going is by the hand of God. I added that part.
But I don't think God is too happy with us as a nation right now.
Think that's what's making you so angry. My pointing it out.
Carol, carol, carol, you and your anger issues. I'm the sweetest guy in the world. Women and small children follow me out of stores smiling laughing and not just cause I buy them beer and cigarettes. You just ASSUME I'm angry. Sometimes I am, actually, a mean drunk, but, for the most part all I do is laugh.

I know the JC story backwards and forwards, honey. From what little I can glean he was a stand-up Joe and I have no doubt he would've liked me and me him. We we're both good with our hands and incredibly casual dressers. But he's dead, so I guess I'll just have to make do with the friends I have. I find the notion of another man allowing himself to be physically dismembered for my sake to be offensive, odious. If I did it, then I'll deal with the consequences I need no savior, no one to take my whuppin'. The fact that you do means you're weak. I'm not judging you, carol. I'm not saying it's wrong to be weak, I'm saying I choose not to be.
carol

Orlando, FL

#882204 Mar 31, 2013
carol wrote:
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No, I've never even seen it.(I could make a God joke right here but I'm reining it in for you honey...) It's on your phone, right?
No actually, it comes with our Roku. But we bought an updated version. Only 4.99.
carol

Orlando, FL

#882205 Mar 31, 2013
carol wrote:
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Do you like to play Angry Birds too? Gotten pretty good at it myself. Still a few levels that seem impossible though. Not even birds or the right birds for the level of difficulty.
Meant to say not "enough" birds...
carol

Orlando, FL

#882206 Mar 31, 2013
The mythical Jesus "died" because the money said he had to. He was fuckin' with the money and the money doesn't like to be fucked with. You called them "the leaders" but what they were was the moneylenders in league with the priests.

Think of "The Temple" not as a religious place, but a place where payday lenders could hang out and prey on the faithful. A captive audience so to speak. In order to get God's blessing your average Jew needed a "sacrifice" to be burned on one of the altars. Sacrifices cost money and these were superstitious people so the Priests would gin up the sinners and they'd run out on the porch and loan away their earthy possession well into the future in hopes god would bring them some manna, unaware that all their manna was being delivered in the form of debt to the greasy scum on the front porch.

Jesus saw this and recognized its inherent corruption and got reeeee-ly pissed. He threw the greedy fuckers off the porch and they arranged with the priests to have him killed, no more no less. there some part of this story you'd like to argue with me? There some part of this story that's different than now? You people are the payday lenders of your day. You need a good thrashing, personally, I'd like to see you all killed but that's probably why I'm not God. You're never going to learn. You hide behind the skirts of a man who despised you. You conflate commerce and piety. You are the enemy of everything Jesus was.
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#882207 Mar 31, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> And what rightwing philosophy would that be?
Working, supporting yourself, obeying our laws, I think that sums it up.
carol

Orlando, FL

#882208 Mar 31, 2013
Hey, um, what do you suppose explains Jesus' anger? Jock-itch? When the boy got pissed you'd better be on the road, there's a reason for that.
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#882209 Mar 31, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I have these two little ole black ladies come by about every other week. They knock and ting the bell even though there is no solicitors sticker on the door. I just answer the door, smile, and listen to their little speech. They invite me to their church and hand me a paper. I say goodbye. Takes about five minutes and they leave happy that someone listened to them. Five minutes to a couple people happy is worth it.
Lily and the rest of the hebes she's surrounded with want no outsiders in Boca Rats.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#882210 Mar 31, 2013
carol wrote:
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How sweet! Nothing I like better than to be condescended to by a cripple. Don't bother bein' sweet to me, honey, I can see into your heart.
Condescending to you ain't hard, bro'. Like peeing in the bushes.
carol

Orlando, FL

#882211 Mar 31, 2013
carol wrote:
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Carol, carol, carol, you and your anger issues. I'm the sweetest guy in the world. Women and small children follow me out of stores smiling laughing and not just cause I buy them beer and cigarettes. You just ASSUME I'm angry. Sometimes I am, actually, a mean drunk, but, for the most part all I do is laugh.
I know the JC story backwards and forwards, honey. From what little I can glean he was a stand-up Joe and I have no doubt he would've liked me and me him. We we're both good with our hands and incredibly casual dressers. But he's dead, so I guess I'll just have to make do with the friends I have. I find the notion of another man allowing himself to be physically dismembered for my sake to be offensive, odious. If I did it, then I'll deal with the consequences I need no savior, no one to take my whuppin'. The fact that you do means you're weak. I'm not judging you, carol. I'm not saying it's wrong to be weak, I'm saying I choose not to be.
Why wouldn't you honor someone who was willing to die in your place? Most people think of that as the greatest expression of love and self-sacrifice.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Jesus is the best example.

But it happens every day.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#882212 Mar 31, 2013
Let's Count the Ways Keystone Approval Helps Us: Memo From Houston

So, why do we want President Barack Obama and Secretary John Kerry to approve construction of the Keystone pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico?

• Because it will allow Canada to double and then triple production of tar sands and send it to thirsty Asian consumers.

• Because it will encourage Wall Street to increase investment in tar sands mining; they're worried now that increased amounts of tar sands can't get out of Canada without more pipeline capacity. All the other new pipeline routes are currently being blocked by citizen campaigns in Canada and the U.S.

• Because, if we wait too much longer, Americans will realize this has nothing to do with U.S. energy security. In reality, only a small portion will be used in the United States. Oil companies can get a higher price for these fuels in Asia.

• Because once it is unstoppable, people will stop worrying about runoff into the North Canadian Athabascan watershed, or the increase in cancers in indigenous peoples living downstream; these are a small price to pay for billions in tar sands revenues.

• Because the economic benefits will overwhelm the costs of inevitable pipeline spills of nearly impossible-to-clean-up tar sands bitumen across more than 1,000 miles of American territory.

• Because it will create social license for deforesting an area the size of Florida and turning it into the globe's largest open pit strip mine.

• Because it will provide 3,900 temporary jobs for oil pipeline construction while undercutting electric vehicle and alternative fuels markets being developed south of the border; god forbid those industries take off before we can get the tar sands deposits out.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-northro...
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#882213 Mar 31, 2013
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE wrote:
ALL STILL HAPPENING UNDER THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT,Is it New?
Prisons are certainly not new, and the employment of prisons to enforce a racially unjust social order isn't new either. The post-civil war Black Codes prescribed heavy penalities for all sorts of infractions by African Americans. But the scale of the modern US prison state simply has no precedent. Nobody has ever locked up this many people for as little, for as long. Whatever you want to call the present situation with prisons, prisoners and US society, you have to call it something brand new.
Is it Jim Crow?
Not exactly.
Michelle Alexander's 2010 book, The New Jim Crow, was a breakthrough in many ways. It came at a time when just about every African American family knew there was a crisis, when the shadow of prison literally squatted in the homes of hundreds of thousands, but when the black political class --- the gaggle of preachers, politicians and business types we imagine to be our “leaders” lacked even the language to discuss it, apart from tropes inherited from the jailers themselves, like “personal responsibility”, and “do the crime, do the time.”
Describing the prison state as a “New Jim Crow” played to the imagined history of the current black political class, which never stops celebrating the fifties and sixties victories over the old Jim Crow which made its birth possible, and which incorrectly advertises itself as the author of those victories, rather than the after-the-fact beneficiaries of them. In truth, the struggle against Jim Crow wasn't conducted by black politicians because there weren't many of them, especially in the South. Some black business people supported that struggle but they didn't lead it either, and most black preachers stood aside as well. The cutting edge that broke Jim Crow and carried out the final wave of organizing in the South which resulted in the Voting Rights Act were black youth.
“New Jim Crow” also absolved the black political class, at least initially, from responsibility
Everyone in our prisons deserves to be there, stop your whining and apologies.
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#882214 Mar 31, 2013
gene the dancing machine wrote:
11 million on disability now,I've been saying for years that all Liberals have a Mental Disability !!
14 million , likely everyone a freeloaDING FLEABAGGING WELFARE MOOCHER WHO VOTES DEMOCRAT.
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#882215 Mar 31, 2013
Keystone Pipeline=more jobs, oil, prosperity

Obama=lies, no jobs, trillion dollar deficits
carol

Orlando, FL

#882217 Mar 31, 2013
carol wrote:
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No, I've never even seen it.(I could make a God joke right here but I'm reining it in for you honey...) It's on your phone, right?
Isn't it kind of funny that only you and I know who is who between the two of us?

Maybe that's been the goal. A secret kind of personal intimacy with your nemesis?

Hmmmm...that actually makes sense in a weird sort of way.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#882218 Mar 31, 2013
carol wrote:
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Well, I can't speak for anyone else but I just do it because you're a southerner. C'mon, no hard feelings, Bubba, you guys lost the war but act like you won it. You got to learn your place - at the bottom. Also: to the best of my knowledge there are no children on Topix and not a large number of people under 40 so fear not. Kids don't read this crap day in and day out they're out there texting each other pictures of the dog licking their genitals. the problem with southerners is that they think if THEY don't understand then how could anybody else? Same thing with indoor plumbing. Lastly, you make everything into a drama. Swamp People? Really? Gator Wars? you're stoopid folks, no two ways about it. You visit Topix VOLUNTARILY!!!! If you don't like it, LEAVE!!!!! It's like you are serially unable to link the actions of your left hand with that third one protruding out of your back.
This is NOT about winning OR losing bub ... BTW I AM a lady!

It's about HOW you play the "game" ... of life
A MORAL one
NOT an atheist driven one!

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#882219 Mar 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Classic Conservationism is nothing like Modern Conservationism in which there is nothing Conservative about Modern Conservatism.
You don't understand that Classical Liberalism rejects both Modern Liberalism and Modern Conservatism and Classical Liberalism was considered Conservatism which were the conservatives that fought FDR & his policies and what FDR sold as Modern Liberalism which there is nothing liberal about Modern Liberalism & FDR's Modern Liberalism which True or Classical Liberalism rejects Government intervention in Society where as Modern Liberalism embraces Government intervention in Society.

Classical Liberalism vs. Modern Liberalism and Modern Conservatism

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/classical-liberalism-...

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#882220 Mar 31, 2013
DEATH wrote:
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I want to point out that you're drunk again, c unt, and maudlin, and ... well, nauseating enough to make a self-respecting maggot barf. I love the way you thrown in those gratuitous "so to speak's" though. You want us, DESPERATELY want us to think you smart, but what comes through is a white hot, dumb anger that you hardly know what to do with anymore. Lucky that dumb oaf came along just in time, pulled into that truck stop like a beacon in a dry, dry desert of anonymous, dirty, scabrous 18-wheelin' Dick. He saw a certain something in you, didn't he carol. I mean, besides that trick you do with your tongue to clean out inside the rim ...
Did the narcotics wear off again, you miserable POS? One can only hope.
carol

Orlando, FL

#882223 Mar 31, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
Keystone Pipeline=more jobs, oil, prosperity
Obama=lies, no jobs, trillion dollar deficits
Can't see anything good coming out of the next four years. Some people aren't even going to know what hit them when Obamacare knocks us all to our knees next January.
carol

Orlando, FL

#882224 Mar 31, 2013
DEATH wrote:
<quoted text>
I want to point out that you're drunk again, c unt, and maudlin, and ... well, nauseating enough to make a self-respecting maggot barf. I love the way you thrown in those gratuitous "so to speak's" though. You want us, DESPERATELY want us to think you smart, but what comes through is a white hot, dumb anger that you hardly know what to do with anymore. Lucky that dumb oaf came along just in time, pulled into that truck stop like a beacon in a dry, dry desert of anonymous, dirty, scabrous 18-wheelin' Dick. He saw a certain something in you, didn't he carol. I mean, besides that trick you do with your tongue to clean out inside the rim ...
I have plenty of faults, believe me. And I am angry that the majority of my fellow countrymen are strangers to me now.

But it's still not nice to call people names.
carol

Orlando, FL

#882225 Mar 31, 2013
DEATH wrote:
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So, carol, you gonna give us some of those patented cosmological "theories" of yours?(moves forward to the edge of my seat, moving my long purple-black tongue in and out, like a hungry python).
By the way, teach, you spelled "omenous" wrong back there in one of your moth-eaten cliches. You better watch that stuff. Somebody in here might get the impression that you're a stupid c unt.
When you get on one of these holy roller rolls, your sh!t is hard to keep up with. Of course, if I'm going to be completely honest, I have to say that I neglected to use the subjunctive when I should have in one of my my posts. I'll leave it to you to find which one it was.
No, just the logic behind nature and the miraculous anatomy of the human body should be enough proof.

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