Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264677 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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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#885022 Apr 7, 2013
nobamaredux wrote:
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We would be (and in fact are) losing that many jobs. Except now Obama calls it "leaving the workforce."
Semantics trumping reality.
Nice try but no.

Jobs are jobs. The number of people looking is another issue.

I love the way you right whiners try to redefine employment statistics.
Cway

United States

#885023 Apr 7, 2013
St Black Pope wrote:
<quoted text>It had nothing to do with being forced, it had to do with regulation. You are clueless, Countrywide was bought by Bank of America, and not just because. Ameriquest was hit by a government fine of over $325 million. Five banks just settled for over 2 billion dollars..
It was Bill Clinton who signed the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act. He was the president and the Dems controlled the senate.
Repugnants controlled both House and Senate. Nice try. Clinton signed off after the GOP majority forced it. That these banks are currently being fined enormous sums is proof they were guilty of predatory lending of a voluntary nature, not forced lending because of Barney Frank or Chris Dodd.
Bill Clinton having a balanced budget had nothing to do with the financial economic train wreck that he started.
Wrong, no economic train wreck under Clinton. There was no bank crisis, no doubling of the federal debt or 500,000 jobs being lost each month during his last months in office. No credit-default scams.

The balanced budget after years in the red by Reagan and GHW Bush was a major accomplishment.

Nice try.
If banks are loaning money, milking Wall Street investors that creates short term taxes to enable the balancing of the budget.
As I said before, get the grease clogs out of your brain before making a fool of yourself with GOP hot air gobble-de-gook.
I won't disparage the president, Obama by calling him a chimp, but he has caused a bigger federal deficit than all the presidents combined.
Well, that's mighty big of you to admit. If you can't see the threat this poses to our economy over the long run, and I doubt you have the education grasp it, you are truly hopeless.
Also, Obamacare is simply Hilarycare and that was the payoff for her support.
Says you. I should further point out, health insurance is still private. There is no government version.
I will give you one point, because I could not think of the Glass-Steagall Act and did not want to look it up.
Why educate yourself when you can let Rush do your thinking for you?

Cway 11
Black GOP Dope 0

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#885024 Apr 7, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Little Man, if you live long enough, let's hope that you find Wisdom.
If you don't live long enough, let's hope you don't kill the garden.
I wonder....can a small mind like yours ever hope to grow larger? Or are you trapped as lily and leosampleanis are in their Trailer Parks?
Now that's funny.

A person slinging racial slurs says someone else has a small mind.
Cway

United States

#885026 Apr 7, 2013
St Black Pope wrote:
<quoted text>Perhaps, you should have noticed the 10 previous posts of mine, which were all meritorious. Puffery? sorry, no such word, you lose a point.
You indeed have a problem with gay rights, and it starts with you thinking that it has some kind of meaning and/or relevance. Try this, when a bisexual is married to a straight, is he/she part of the gay community? No, but you gays think so, well what right is she/he denied. Also, when a transsexual male marries a straight woman, how is he part of the gay community and what gay right issues are there?
No, I proved that you are anti-gay, and that starts with your promotion of activities by gays that lead to AIDS.
Black Pope 17
Cgay -1
More hot air gobble-de-gook from the Retardican.

I am deducting 1,000,000,000,000,000 points for your colossal stupidity and brainless rants.

Cway 1,000,000,000,000,017
Black GOP Dope 0

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#885028 Apr 7, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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You're evading the point, dumbass. If justice is blind, why does it only take a queer's word against normal human beings, and witnesses to charge queers?
If the only difference between gays and normal human beings is their sexual preference, as they always insist, why would/do you deserve "special" (there's that word again) rights?
You really are quite the bigot with the slurs.

There are no special rights received by gays. You have the exact same rights but more.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#885029 Apr 7, 2013
nobamaredux wrote:
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The first and only qualification for lifeguards should be swimming and lifesaving ability. If the white applicant is a better swimmer than the black applicant, then he should be hired even if there are no black lifeguards.
Just like the NBA.
Language is also a consideration, or should be. Whatever__one of the huge US spring break destinations is
South Padre Island Texas and damn near all the cops, emt's, lifeguards etc. are of Mexican heritage.

I don't think I've ever seen a black life guard at the beach but I have at hotels and water parks. The new WCAU Phila. news anchor Jacquelyn London was a competitive swimmer at at Big Ten University and Wendy Williams of TV fame was also a competitive swimmer.

Dumb topic IMO.
Cway

United States

#885030 Apr 7, 2013
St Black Pope wrote:
<quoted text>Already did.
You just lost that one point.
Black Pope 16
Cgay 0
No, you did not.

I am now deducting from your score an infinite negative sum which accords with your lying, sleazeball, carnival barking methods of debate.

Cway Infinite Score
Big GOP Dope A score so negative, it reflects badly on
pond scum which is still superior to you.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#885031 Apr 7, 2013
St Black Pope wrote:
<quoted text>Well, I live in Cali and the price has come down close to that of olive oil. Grape seed oil is also a cancer fighter.
I'm sure that it also makes vineyard owners very happy:]

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#885032 Apr 7, 2013
St Black Pope wrote:
<quoted text>Well, I live in Cali and the price has come down close to that of olive oil. Grape seed oil is also a cancer fighter.
BTW, here, it's bout 22 cents per ounce. What about CA?
Cway

United States

#885033 Apr 7, 2013
St Black Pope wrote:
<quoted text>GW Bush actually did more for blacks, other than the removal of the stigma of blacks not being able to achieve the highest office of the presidency.
Now you're really making a fool of yourself.

Might I interest you in some green moon cheese?

I'm building a rocket in my garage to go get it. We'll make millions.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#885034 Apr 7, 2013
Cway wrote:
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I think you have me confused with your dad, St. Black Pope.
Wrong on all counts.

1.) You don't think

2.) I'm not confused

3.) My parents aren't on this thread.

In Sum, Cway = Confusion

Pubic Hair, when stuck on your vocal chords and between your teeth, can result in Follicular Dementia.....at least get a haircut, Dood.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#885035 Apr 7, 2013
Cway wrote:
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More hot air gobble-de-gook from the Retardican.
I am deducting 1,000,000,000,000,000 points for your colossal stupidity and brainless rants.
Cway 1,000,000,000,000,017
Black GOP Dope 0
LOL
Cway

United States

#885036 Apr 7, 2013
Don't you love the way Republicans scream and point the finger when caught in the act.

For example, Mr. Elephant is discovered with his hand in the cookie jar.

GOP Elephant:

"Clinton was here first and he took twice as many cookies! I'm only saying this now and for the first time because my conscience tells me to."

"I wouldn't have taken those cookies except I thought it was in America's best interest to do so."

"I meant well. Really."

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#885037 Apr 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Now that's funny.
A person slinging racial slurs says someone else has a small mind.
Laugh at yourself, ImaginaryDave.

Otherwise, someone else will do it for you.

Hurry up. I'm just aching to laugh at you.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#885038 Apr 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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LOL
LOL = lily on liquor

Her natural state.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#885040 Apr 7, 2013
loose cannon wrote:
Sonic,
I remember one homosexual who got shot in the hind quarters by his boyfriend for cheating, so the story goes.
That bullet went straight through and exited his wiener.
I saw it Sonic, for I was working in the ER.
He was in pretty bad shape and ended up with a double barrel colostomy after multiple surgeries.
i'm just so sure no woman has ever shot a man in the nads because he didn't deserve it.

wanna try again?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#885041 Apr 7, 2013
Colonial Williamsburg: Where the Tea Party gets schooled

There's lots of NRA and Tea Party garb in colonial Williamsburg. But the history has a confrontational new approach

This might sound far-fetched, but Colonial Williamsburg, in its subtly transformed 21st-century mode, feels like a covert battleground in America’s culture wars. It’s where an overwhelmingly white and conservative audience meets the post-Howard Zinn cutting edge of history.(How much attention they pay, and how much they like it, is another question altogether.) If your ideas about the place are based on that grade-school trip you took with your grandparents, I can assure you that the effect is pretty different now. Beneath its manicured and bewigged surfaces, Colonial Williamsburg is trying to break free of its stodgy traditions and bring its visitors face to face with the internal conflicts and contradictions of the Revolutionary War era and their ripple effects across politics and society today.

....Historians Richard Handler and Eric Gable dubbed Williamsburg the “Republican Disneyland” in 1997, and the label stuck because it rings true to this day, long after the blithe racism of Williamsburg’s early programming has been transcended. I saw more National Rifle Association, Marine Corps and Tea Party-type bumper stickers in our first morning at Williamsburg than I see in New York City in a year.(My favorite featured the Obama logo morphing into a hammer-and-sickle:“Is THIS the Change you voted for?”) During spring-break week the visitor population was rich with Christian youth-group T-shirts, matching sets of NCAA-licensed athletic apparel — there were a whole bunch of Wake Forest fans that week — and red-white-and-blue gimme caps from the gift shop. I certainly saw a few people of color as the week wore on, but vastly fewer than we would have encountered at Busch Gardens, the major amusement park a few miles away. There were exactly three African-American families in the large crowd for that theater piece set backstage at the slave auction.

Every article ever written about Colonial Williamsburg brings up the overwhelming whiteness of the visitor population. Given that the venue was literally segregated during the Jim Crow era (blacks were admitted only one day a week, and the actors playing slaves lived in separate quarters), made no effort to include programming on African-American life until the 1980s, and cannot avoid focusing on the single most painful aspect of African-American history, it’s not exactly shocking that black people aren’t breaking down the doors. Another factor may be that the Revolutionary War itself is often seen, not just by African-Americans but by everybody, as an all-white duel of elites – George Washington vs. King George – whose ideas and slogans and conflicts are locked away behind glass in the vitrine of the distant past.

That dusty sense of certainty is exactly what has long made the American Revolution feel like a safe zone for contemporary conservatives; contemporary Tea Party activists picked their name for a reason. The heroes and villains of the Revolution seem clear-cut, and there’s very little popular debate about underlying causes (which makes it very different from the Civil War). The schoolbook versions are loaded with heroic deeds, truisms about God and tyranny and liberty, and paeans to the blinding greatness of the Founding Fathers, usually considered as a semi-divine monolith rather than a group of bickering men. That certainty is also exactly what the “Revolutionary City” program at Colonial Williamsburg seeks to undermine.(“Revolutionary City” is now concentrated in a 90-minute chunk towards the end of the day, but this summer it will expand throughout the schedule and become increasingly interwoven with other events.)

http://www.salon.com/2013/04/07/colonial_will...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#885042 Apr 7, 2013
Beyond the glaring racial hypocrisy, other “Revolutionary City” episodes bring up uncomfortable contrasts. When Benedict Arnold and the Redcoats “take” the town (as they briefly did, in 1781), the infamous traitor scoffs at our boos and catcalls. You losers threw away British security over a few pennies in taxes on tea, he demands, wrecking your economy and leading to all this death and suffering. What was that all about? No one in the crowd can come up with anything good.“Religious freedom!” someone shouts.“Worship whatever deity you please,” Arnold retorts, as long as you tithe to the Church of England.“We’re taxed too much!” says someone else. Your taxes under the Continental Congress are 100 times higher than under the king, he tells us. You can almost feel the anxiety of the crowd: If the Revolution was about something bigger than church or taxes, what was it?

Sneakier still, in an almost Brechtian vein, is “A Court of Tar and Feathers,” an episode with undertones of the Milgram experiment. Three men from the crowd are hauled up on an outdoor stage to serve as the jury in a kangaroo-court case against a suspected Loyalist, who is accused of demeaning the Revolution. Indeed, we’ve heard him say it:“I sing the cause of America each time I visit the necessary house.” Guilty as charged! The men on stage are rushed into a sentence: The miscreant must issue a craven apology, or be tied up at the “liberty post,” coated with tar and feathers and ridden out of town on a rail. No, we don’t actually see this happen, but it’s a scary moment.

I can only assume that other people in the crowd noticed that this guy was being persecuted and threatened with torture for exercising the most basic of our constitutional rights, one that all Americans supposedly understand and treasure.(We do tend to give it up pretty easily in times of crisis, don’t we?) Maybe sometimes during this scenario somebody speaks up for him, and the actors have to veer off script a little. But we all just stood there politely and watched, which I guess was pretty much the point.

http://www.salon.com/2013/04/07/colonial_will...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#885044 Apr 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Go f*ck yourself dumbass Eed.
If you were interested in being educated & better informed, you would have the intellectual curiosity to find information & you would't be such a GD dumbass.
"real dumb"
Once more you come thru all BS no action.
Peace
KMA
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#885045 Apr 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i'm just so sure no woman has ever shot a man in the nads because he didn't deserve it.
wanna try again?
She's only interested in gay nads; these rightwingers are all degenerates

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