Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264096 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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“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#886746 Apr 11, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Now we go from cars to a toilet.
You seem to know an awful lot about gay sex places.
I have found that those men with the loudest complaints about gays just haven't come out yet.
I'll bet you have found those men.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#886747 Apr 11, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
King O
When Calvin Coolidge was president in the glitzy 1920s, he took the republican ideal so seriously that he ended up in a series of tiffs with the White House housekeeper, Elizabeth Jaffray, over the cost of state dinners, and took to admonishing the executive branch for using too many pencils.
Such behavior now serves only as a punchline to a joke that is not funny. The current annual cost of the White House — just in household expenses, not the policy operations for which it exists — is $1.4 billion: Annually, presidential vacations cost $20 million (the low estimate for one presidential vacation to Hawaii is $4 million, but the true cost is probably five times that); the first family’s yearly health-care costs are $7 million; more than $6 million is spent on the White House grounds each year.
Transporting the president cost $346 million last year. But as Michelle Obama might say, America is basically a downright mean sort of place, so the tours will just have to go. One hopes at least that the calligraphers were recruited to sign the docents’ pink slips.
It’s not just the cost that stuns — it’s the pomp, too. The expense is often justified on the grounds of security. But for someone who wishes to remain inconspicuous, the president isn’t exactly subtle about things.
In the 1930s, Eleanor Roosevelt tried to refuse Secret Service protection but was overruled. Nonetheless, for fear that “their presence made her look more like a Queen flanked by an Imperial Guard,” she refused to let the agents who tailed her make themselves known to the public, notes Philip H. Melanson. I was in Washington, D.C., once when George W. Bush’s presidential motorcade came past. It was like watching a Michael Bay movie about traffic, but with more special effects.“Imperial Guard” doesn’t do it justice. One can imagine Noel Coward:“Dear boy, I simply loved you in Pennsylvania Avenue!”
Like many of his predecessors, President Coolidge recognized that Americans looked up to the president as the only nationally elected politician, and he sought to behave accordingly. His example has been forgotten. John F. Groom, who has written a book about the growth of the White House, contrasts the expectation that presidents “should run their lives as examples to the nation, with frugality and simplicity,” with the conduct of President Obama, who, despite constant harping about “INCOME INEQUALITY,” has displayed “the very height of unbridled personal excess in his own lifestyle.”
SADDLE UP AIRFORCE ONE, IT'S DATE NIGHT FOR THE OBAMA'S
Damn you're older than I thought! 1920?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#886748 Apr 11, 2013
NEW YORK -- IRS documents released Wednesday suggest that the tax collection agency believes it can read American citizens' emails without a warrant.

The files were released to the American Civil Liberties Union under a Freedom of Information Act request. The organization is working to determine just how broadly federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI or the IRS' Criminal Tax Division interpret their authority to snoop through inboxes.

The idea of IRS agents poking through your email account might sound at the very least creepy, and maybe unconstitutional. But the IRS does have a legal leg to stand on: the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 allows government agencies to in many cases obtain emails older than 180 days without a warrant.

That's why an internal 2009 IRS document claimed that "the government may obtain the contents of electronic communication that has been in storage for more than 180 days” without a warrant.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/10/irs-...
I Come In PEACE

Bronx, NY

#886749 Apr 11, 2013
EPA nominee to get tough questions about why she approved new car air-conditioning refrigerant that caused ENGINE FIRES in Mercedes-Benz testsA tiny leak from your air-conditioning compressor could set your car alight
Flames produce toxic chemicals three times more dangerous than cyanide used in Nazi death camps
Gina McCarthy 'provided the real forward motion' for approval, and is now Barack Obama's nominee to lead the EPA
SapphireInBlue

Orlando, FL

#886750 Apr 11, 2013
Where have all the lib'rals gone?
Long time paaass-ing.
Where have all the lib'rals gone?
Long time ago.

Where have all the lib'rals gone?
Gone to welfare everyone.
When will they ever learn?
When will they eeee-ver learn?

Why doesn't the left talk about welfare REFORM? It would solve so many of the problems - except they might lose some votes.

Of course, in that case, they will never learn.

(Now you-know-who will be posting shortly. He's been sitting up all night long waiting. I'll be back later on. Still haven't changed my email.)
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#886751 Apr 11, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Larry Craig
How about William Blakely former Vice Mayor of Mt Carmel TN. He likes driving at high speeds on the interstate while pounding his pud in view of women drivers. How he does that is anyone's guess. Mazda Miata maybe.

Whatever, he was arrested this week.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#886752 Apr 11, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> I don't think it hurts anyone exclusive when men are men & women are women. I've had my nephew ask me,"is that a girl!" That's not right bro. But I also believe they're 2 grown adults, & it's none of my business. Tho it's none of my business who dates who, we as a society need to ask ourselves, is it worth shredding the fabric in which this country was founded on? The answer to that question is no! It's not about whether a person is gay or not. It's about making sure our children, & future children know the difference between a man & a woman, not be confused before their little brain are developed enuff to assess for themselves how they feel!
It's spelled "enough" and you're totally delusional to think that the majority of the country is like Ward and June Cleaver and have sex on Saturday nights in the missionary position. Wonder whos bed they used of the 2 twins in the room?

There's a whole world out there; different strokes for differnt folks, it's none of your business. Teach your children that everyone is different and to respect people the way that they are.
If you're teaching them to be bible thumping self righteous pricks, then you are doing them a disservice as a parent. Intolerance, ignorance, homophobia, racism, xenophobia, sexism; are all learned behaviors; usually taught by igorant parents.
Cal Tech

Chicago, IL

#886753 Apr 11, 2013
You all should just shut up and go mow your lawns or something. The train's already left the station it won't be coming back for a long, long time, longing for the past won't bring it back there's too much money waiting for it where it's going.

The world is going through transition. Borders are meaningless, arbitrary divisions are just minor obstacles to be circumvented as easily as imaginary fences. In 5 seconds I can reach a Chinese communist and cut a deal to make my widget with slave labor, and that's just by e-mailing Mitch McConnell. Imagine what I could do if I bothered to e-mail China?

Israelis can do online business with willing Iranians. Saudis can buy land in Texas and build bars and strip clubs next to their secret oil refineries. Every day millions of transactions take place between peoples who are currently killing and bombing each other. Commerce, not government, has no borders, no restrictions, no oversight.

So what're you going to do about it? Pretend it's not happening? Bemoan the loss of "jobs?" Are are you going to sit around and bitch about some sexual bullshit that's not even an issue except in church? Hell, even sex is better on the internet because he or she never has a headache and it's a simple matter to Photoshop out that big wart on her nose.

Grow up. Your world, whether it was good or bad previously, no longer exists. You are as unnecessary to the new world as the Pentagon is to defense. Anyone with some rudimentary knowledge and a subscription to Popular Mechanics can drive a flea-sized drone up your daughter's private parts - or yours - it's no longer even interesting.

Israelis and Palestineans? Who cares? Unrest on the Korean peninsula? So what? A decline in morals? Tell it to my Porn-Site manager. Everything you THOUGHT you knew is no longer relevant to anything. The price of admission to the New World - to re-coin an old Explorer's terminology - is knowledge. Power and money come from one's e-line ability to access information quickly. An education can be gleaned in moments by simply buying a machine designed to provide it. In fact, my friends, you yourself are no longer necessary to do anything. No one needs you any longer, no one needs anyone.

And the funniest part is that God is available at the flick of a switch. Perfect moral and ethical decisions can be supplied any who ask by simply Googling the desired result or query. But... why would one even bother to ask, frankly? Who cares what the machine thinks, it's a machine.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#886754 Apr 11, 2013
TruthIS wrote:
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Christie/Paul 2016!
Too bad on you- if you don't like the opinion!
Christi Paul from CNN is all there for a 44 year old, not the brightest but the sweetest one in the bunch.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#886755 Apr 11, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Damn you're older than I thought! 1920?
good morning useless. let me guess, you posted all last night because the ambulance chaser had to "work late" again and the words flow more quickly as the vodka bottle is depleted. LOL.
Cal Tech

Chicago, IL

#886757 Apr 11, 2013
The INTERNET is GOD. Why else do you imagine there is such a desperation to try and figure out how to capitalize on universal knowledge? If everyone can easily know everything and talk to anyone, whenever they wish, anywhere, then of what use is competition? If everyone sells wholesale, then why buy retail? Why indeed.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#886758 Apr 11, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Where the hell are you getting your figures Carol? The fact is that unemployment shot up in Britain under Thatcher to levels unseen since the Great Depression. In May of 1984 in the middle of her reign it hit 11.9%. The country was hit by two major recessions under her watch and manufacturing declined precipitously while the poverty level increased.
www.guardian.co.uk › Politics › Margaret Thatcher
She used the threat of global warming to decimate the coal industry and bust the miners union and when that was accomplished she suddenly became a skeptic.
When Augusto Pinochet was arrested for massive human rights abuses in Chile she advocated for his release and he spent the rest of his life under house arrest in Britain instead of the jail cell he deserved.
While lavishing praise on Pinochet she referred to Nelson Mandela as a terrorist.
You're a fool Carol.
You're phenomenal Dupont!
SapphireInBlue

Orlando, FL

#886759 Apr 11, 2013
Isn't it nice our president got to party hardy while half the country is pinching every penny?

After flying all over the country in campaign mode the past four years, I suppose he needed another jam session to relieve the stress between his vacations and golf games.

Besides, the secret service needed to guard all those celebrities instead of Americans who want to tour their White House.

Oy vey...
Cal Tech

Chicago, IL

#886760 Apr 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>How about William Blakely former Vice Mayor of Mt Carmel TN. He likes driving at high speeds on the interstate while pounding his pud in view of women drivers. How he does that is anyone's guess. Mazda Miata maybe.
Whatever, he was arrested this week.
One assumes this is a yet another blatant example of how women look down on southern men.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#886761 Apr 11, 2013
Marc Faber: Market set for 30%-40% or higher correction. Gold and silver set for correction also.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#886762 Apr 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Christi Paul from CNN is all there for a 44 year old, not the brightest but the sweetest one in the bunch.
I was reading about that couple who kidnapped their kids; they're both engineers, had good jobs, friends etc, what the hell happened?
He was a believer in Ron Paul! Did they get caught up in the end of the world nut club?
I Come In PEACE

Bronx, NY

#886763 Apr 11, 2013
LIBS LOVE CHILDREN AS LONG AS THEy CAN USE THEM FOR AN AGENDA A meat-market style of assembly line abortions: Nurses quit Planned Parenthood because of 'dangerous and dirty work conditions and risk of AIDS'
One employee said there was 'bloody drainage' on the operating tables
Since January, five patients have been taken to hospital from there
Risk of AIDS from unsanitary conditions
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#886764 Apr 11, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>good morning useless. let me guess, you posted all last night because the ambulance chaser had to "work late" again and the words flow more quickly as the vodka bottle is depleted. LOL.
That wasn't me on here at night, that was Carol or whatever she calls herself today,AuntiSaphire or something like that. Along with your bffs, shinningerection and moshx, talking about gay sex, it gives them a tingle.

So you were Calvin Cooledges secretary, counting pencils? They do that in insane asylums. What a loser you are Jane.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#886765 Apr 11, 2013
Cal Tech wrote:
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One assumes this is a yet another blatant example of how women look down on southern men.
Clever!
SapphireInBlue

Orlando, FL

#886766 Apr 11, 2013
The Slayer wrote:
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Your so dumb you mak me fel smart. Thanks! Come back reel sune!
No comment on welfare reform? Too threatening to your party's power grab? Or is it because you long for a nanny state with higher taxes and unemployment?

What?

There has to be a reason you liberals are so repugnant to reform.

Spare the insults and try to answer the question this time.

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