Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1250545 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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tily che lunt

Wethersfield, CT

#888101 Apr 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
John Kerry: Fewer foreign students coming to the U.S. because they fear gun violence
We had an interesting discussion about why fewer students are coming to, particularly from Japan, to study in the United States, and one of the responses I got from our officials from conversations with parents here is that they’re actually scared,” Kerry explained.“They think they’re not safe in the United States and so they don’t come.”
The secretary of state noted that Japanese officials perceived Japan to be safer for students because of restrictive gun laws
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/15/john-ke...
Thanks for the good news!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#888103 Apr 15, 2013
Portugal’s electricity network operator announced that renewable energy supplied 70 percent of total consumption in the first quarter of this year. This increase was largely due to favorable weather conditions resulting in increased wind and water flow, as well as lower demand. Portuguese citizens are using less energy and using sources that never run out for the vast majority of what they do use

So now that it demonstrated the ability to generate 70 percent renewable energy for 3 months, where does Portugal go from here? Oddly enough, it does not have much in the way of offshore wind capacity — only 2 MW. The recent economic situation and austerity programs have endangered not only jobs and commerce, but continued investment in renewable energy and electric vehicles. Yet saving on the cost of having to import fossil fuels will be helpful for decades to come, and as its economy improves, it will have a strong renewable electricity grid to rely upon.

Other countries have been making steps of their own on renewable power production. The U.S. had a record-breaking year for wind energy in 2012, growing by 28 percent. Sweden is looking to have no dependence on oil by 2020. Australia could be looking at 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. Global solar power world will soon be a net-positive energy source

http://thinkprogress.org/

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#888104 Apr 15, 2013
SapphireInBlue wrote:
Research sponsored by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) predicts ACA-driven changes in individual market composition of the individual health care market could drive up underlying claims costs by an average of 32 percent nationally by 2017. The research also predicts high variability among states, with as many as 43 states experiencing a double-digit claims cost increase.
http://www.soa.org/NewlyInsured/
Sebelius said the report was "speculative". Which is Chicago talk for "you can bet the farm it's a sure thing".
Okay, Lily, you can start singing again.
Can these people really be that blind or so indoctrinated? It appears the correction has started. Right on schedule.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#888105 Apr 15, 2013
SapphireInBlue wrote:
Research sponsored by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) predicts ACA-driven changes in individual market composition of the individual health care market could drive up underlying claims costs by an average of 32 percent nationally by 2017. The research also predicts high variability among states, with as many as 43 states experiencing a double-digit claims cost increase.
http://www.soa.org/NewlyInsured/
Sebelius said the report was "speculative". Which is Chicago talk for "you can bet the farm it's a sure thing".
Okay, Lily, you can start singing again.
Ok,

Yellow mother custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye.
Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess,
Boy, you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#888107 Apr 15, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> John Kerry is an idiot and should never been made Secretary of State. The United States is in the hands of clowns. There hasn't been this much incompetence since right before WWII. Wonder why now?
Oh? That's interesting; I think John Kerry was an excellent choice for Secretary of State. In addition, he is far from being an idiot.
You rightwingers love that war stuff, don'tcha?

Who would you have preferred? John Bolton? LOL

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#888109 Apr 15, 2013
CAP released a report last year outlining some spending reductions that are not only politically feasible but also maintain American national security and military dominance:

•Eliminate the Navy’s purchase of the troubled over-budget F-35C jet and instead purchase the effective and affordable F/A-18E/F jet. Savings: about $17 billion over 10 years.


Reduce the size of our ground forces to their prewar levels. Savings: about $16 billion over the next decade.

•Reform the Pentagon’s outdated health care programs. Savings: roughly $40 billion over 10 years.

•Reduce the number of deployed nuclear weapons to 1,100 by 2022 from about 1,700 today. Savings: more than $28 billion over 10 years.

“The United States faces no existential threats or rival superpowers,” Korb, Rothman and Hoffman write.“We should not be spending as much on defense as we did during the Cold War. Returning the defense budget to historical norms will force the Pentagon to better manage its affairs and will help ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly.”

http://thinkprogress.org/

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lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#888110 Apr 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name
Nobody came
Father Mckenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave
No one was saved
However, lily boca continued swigging her vodka.

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SapphireInBlue

Orlando, FL

#888111 Apr 15, 2013
Health insurers are privately warning brokers that premiums for many individuals and small businesses could increase sharply next year because of the health-care overhaul law, with the nation's biggest firm projecting that rates could more than double for some consumers buying their own plans.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...

If there's ANYONE on the left paying attention, how can this possibly be a good thing for the economy and job growth?

Since: Aug 11

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#888112 Apr 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Then you should like the ACA
The ACA will make those who can afford it, buy it or pay a fine.
I know someone who bought a cheap policy, putting his family's health & financial well being at risk, only to by a 20K home theater system
the ones that cant afford it wont be affected and still will be on Medicaid or Welfare.

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lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#888114 Apr 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Ok,
Yellow mother custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye.
Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess,
Boy, you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.
as lily boca chugged the rest of the vodka down the ol' hatch

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lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#888115 Apr 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh? That's interesting; I think John Kerry was an excellent choice for Secretary of State. In addition, he is far from being an idiot.
You rightwingers love that war stuff, don'tcha?
Who would you have preferred? John Bolton? LOL
Lots Of Liquor
TSM

El Paso, TX

#888116 Apr 15, 2013
I agree with this Bill ‘House bill would fire tax-delinquent federal workers!!
The delinquency rate rose among Federal Employees to 3.2 percent from 2.9 percent the previous year. The 311,566 delinquent taxpayers owe a total of $3.5 billion in federal taxes, according to the IRS data released today!! Solutions give these individuals, Two Options, Thirty Days to pay up or be Terminated!!
SapphireInBlue

Orlando, FL

#888117 Apr 15, 2013
President Obama will include a version of the chained CPI in his fiscal 2014 budget that prompted an outcry from progressives ranging from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to AARP leaders to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.“The President should drop these misguided cuts in benefits and focus instead on building support in Congress for investing in jobs,” Trumka said.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/0...

I'm pedaling as fast as I can to try and keep some of you in the loop.

But...(pant, pant, pant)...there's more in my next post...
SapphireInBlue

Orlando, FL

#888118 Apr 15, 2013
During a White House news briefing last Friday, Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked whether Obama’s decision to include the chained CPI inflation adjustment in his new budget would “kick people into higher tax brackets faster” and violate the president’s vow not to raise taxes on the middle class. Carney replied that this was “not the President’s ideal approach to our budget challenges, but it is a serious compromise proposition that demonstrates that he wants to get things done, that he believes that we in Washington ought to do the business of the American people by coming together and finding common ground.”

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/0...

Not raising taxes on the middle class "isn't the President's IDEAL approach"??

What the heck!!

Lily?? Realtime?? Homer?? Anyone?????
Lincoln

United States

#888119 Apr 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Picture yourself in a train in a station
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties
Suddenly someone is there at the turnstile
The girl with kaleidoscope eyes
Picture Republicans still posting arguments from 2009 :-)

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#888120 Apr 15, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>the ones that cant afford it wont be affected and still will be on Medicaid or Welfare.
You can't tell them anything. They are brainwashed zombies.
RUSH10ME

Mechanicsville, VA

#888121 Apr 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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That person isn't black.
Prove it , lush.
SapphireInBlue

Orlando, FL

#888122 Apr 15, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Can these people really be that blind or so indoctrinated? It appears the correction has started. Right on schedule.
A lot of Democrats are having some serious nightmares...

November 2014 elections are right around the corner...

But I really don't think Obama believed he'd win a second term by the time his plan to destroy the economy kicked in.

Payback is hell.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#888123 Apr 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh? That's interesting; I think John Kerry was an excellent choice for Secretary of State. In addition, he is far from being an idiot.
You rightwingers love that war stuff, don'tcha?
Who would you have preferred? John Bolton? LOL
He's a clown who just told the world that North Korea doesn't have nuclear weapons at the same time a government report came out saying they did. he is a clown and these idiots running this country are going to get a lot of people killed. Plus they are destroying this country.

John Bolton wouldn't be my choice but he would be a heck of lot better than Kerry!!!
Lincoln

United States

#888124 Apr 15, 2013
SapphireInBlue wrote:
<quoted text>
A lot of Democrats are having some serious nightmares...
November 2014 elections are right around the corner...
But I really don't think Obama believed he'd win a second term by the time his plan to destroy the economy kicked in.
Payback is hell.
Nightmare is over as the republican lost, although the republican still are trying to destroy the economy.

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