Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1522667 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

Aspers, PA

#891879 Apr 23, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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I believe it was referred to as darker or olive type skin, like Mediterranean or middle east, which ended up being correct.
I really need to stop talking to idiots like you.
The hook nose was a dead giveaway.
You are an idiot.
You believe wrong.

"dark skinned male"

That's it.

No olive skin.

No Mediterranean.

"dark skinned"

You really need to quit being such an idiot.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#891881 Apr 23, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
yes, we know Dumb Dave. Everyone but you is dumb.
You say the same thing every day about roughly ten people, and the ten people say the same about you.
Hmmmm....
I wonder who is correct?
Baaawwwaaaahhhhh!!!!
Moron.
Not everyone. But some of you right whiners are dumber than sh*t.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#891882 Apr 23, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Dummy, my home is (and has been powered completely by solar panels for 20 years. YOU are going to lecture ME about who/what Solyndra was? LOL!! Solyndra's technology was ungainly and not very practical. Bottom line: I know from experience, and you dont...
Sht happens in business, and in an ideal world gvt would have NO part in speculation/incentivizing. Its a zero-sum game.
But, but...

Dumb Dave is a liberal know-it-all....

Just don't count on him for anything, casue Dumb Dave is FOS.

Obama's green energy agenda has turned out to be a fiasco.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#891884 Apr 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You believe wrong.
"dark skinned male"
That's it.
No olive skin.
No Mediterranean.
"dark skinned"
You really need to quit being such an idiot.
Never assimilated any common sense, did you Dumb Dave? Most of us know that olive is dark. By no means did anyone say, black or brown, liar.

As usual, you never provide a source, just bunk from your air filled head.

Later loser. You've had your quota of time and I can only take so much stupid in a single day from you.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#891885 Apr 23, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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I'm still trying to get him to grasp why its hypocritical for a leftist university president advocating higher taxation on everyone else having his taxes paid FOR him by an alumni association (above and beyond his approved comp package).
Mind-boggling...
All of the liberal weenies here are stuck in high school as C- students. They can spell check, but none have an ounce of common sense.
Kaitlin The Wolf Witch

United States

#891886 Apr 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You believe wrong.
"dark skinned male"
That's it.
No olive skin.
No Mediterranean.
"dark skinned"
You really need to quit being such an idiot.
waxman can't help it, he was born to be one.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#891888 Apr 23, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
'Fairness' has reared it's ugly head again. Obama's Internet sales tax will decimate another industry. It's amazing how much you liberals will swallow if you're told you're helping someone, somewhere. Under Obama, fairness, of any kind, can only be enjoyed if someone else is made to pay for it. Fairness has become a rare commodity that no one can live without and he (his government) has the exclusive authority to confiscate it from one and distribute it to another, at a price, of course.
That's why so many countries in Europe are struggling to stay afloat. They wanted "fairness" too until the government couldn't extract enough tax money anymore. France has already reached 75% and it still isn't enough.

But our beloved celebrities who worship Obama's idea of "fairness" are ever so happy to do their "fair share". Just wait until they have to fork over 75%.

This president wants big government by taxing everything that isn't nailed down. We've got four more years ahead. Unless more Americans snap out of it before November 2014.
Kaitlin The Wolf Witch

United States

#891889 Apr 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Only two right whiners here yet the judge its fly.
So Waxman & Carol, which one of you is the fricken idiot with the judgeits?
Both.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#891890 Apr 23, 2013
Kaitlin The Wolf Witch wrote:
<quoted text> waxman can't help it, he was born to be one.
Really sockpuppet moron?

CNN:'Dark Skinned male' is Boston Suspect; AP: Arrest 'Imminent'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/17/john...

You extremists on the left are clueless. Your fellow moron never provided a source of his propaganda.

You are an idiot.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#891891 Apr 23, 2013
Waxman wrote:
One result of having Jimmy Carter Junior in the White House:
WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI)-- The 43rd U.S. president has gained in esteem since he left office more than four years ago, a new poll indicates.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday found George W. Bush's overall approval rating is 14 percentage points higher now than it was at the end of his second term in office.
Bush left office with an approval rating of just 33 percent and a disapproval rating of 66 percent.
The latest polling found 47 percent now approve of George W. Bush while 50 percent disapprove.
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/04/23/Pol...
Hindsight is always 20/20.

By 2020, it's going to be just as clear looking back at 2008-2016. Let's just hope it's not the last chapter.
Kaitlin The Wolf Witch

United States

#891892 Apr 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Senator Baucus announces he won't run for reelection in 2014, yet he still voted no on gun control.
typical right wing stupidity.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#891893 Apr 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
So far, no group is taking credit for it.
If they have more planned they wouldn't.
Kaitlin The Wolf Witch

United States

#891894 Apr 23, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Really sockpuppet moron?
CNN:'Dark Skinned male' is Boston Suspect; AP: Arrest 'Imminent'
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/17/john...
You extremists on the left are clueless. Your fellow moron never provided a source of his propaganda.
You are an idiot.
does it matter if he was white or brown? no.

You're a racist, a liar and an idiot, MORON.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#891895 Apr 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
lol
your selective memory is a real hoot. you've almost got carol beat.
You can argue that Eisenhower first came up with the idea of "investigating" the situation in Vietnam and Nixon took much too long to end it...but you will never win an argument that Kennedy didn't get us into it and Johnson didn't accelerate it.

Difference being, I hold Nixon responsible for not ending it sooner. You want to give Kennedy and Johnson a pass.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#891896 Apr 23, 2013
The GOP isn't reversing its 180 on returning to "regular order" in the budget process.

On the Senate floor Tuesday morning, Majority Leader Harry Reid moved to appoint seven Democratic and five Republican Senate negotiators to a conference committee with House counterparts, to iron out major differences between the two chambers' budgets.

Now that both bodies have passed budgets, convening a conference committee is the next step in "regular order," which Republicans have insisted on returning to for several months.

But speaking on behalf of Senate Budget Committee ranking member Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) objected to Reid's request.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/s...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#891897 Apr 23, 2013
Most people who met or knew Tamerlan, including family members, say he was a jerk. His dad, however, insists Tamerlan was “kind” and “very nice.”

Tamerlan’s mother is just as deluded. She swears Tamerlan and Dzhokhar couldn’t be involved in a bomb plot because “my sons would never keep a secret.” Instead of correcting Tamerlan’s conspiracy theories, she swallowed them. According to one of her spa clients, Zubeidat recently called the 9/11 attacks a U.S. plot to stoke hatred of Muslims.“My son knows all about it,” she allegedly told the client. Zubeidat also says the FBI has been watching her family constantly for years, which the FBI denies. Last year, she was arrested, but apparently never prosecuted, for shoplifting $1,600 worth of clothes.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#891898 Apr 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
KABUL, Afghanistan — Officials say a helicopter owned by an Afghan company has made an emergency landing in a Taliban-controlled area of eastern Afghanistan, and the insurgents took all nine people who were aboard hostage.
A district administrator in the area says the helicopter landed on Sunday afternoon in strong winds and rain in a village of Logar province, southeast of Kabul and about 30 kilometers (or 20 miles) from the Pakistan border.
Hamidullah Hamid said on Monday that the Taliban captured all nine aboard the aircraft and took them from the area. He says the crew and passengers are all civilian.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/22/tali...
brought to you by the muslim religion of peace..
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#891899 Apr 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Go buy some exlax; you're backed up again. Who wrote that? Pamela Geller?
exlax? guess you're missing the affirmative action ambulance chaser early in the day.

but more importantly, when you can't dispute what is posted you and other libots criticize the source. kind of like when you defended John Edwards against the National Enquirer when the NY Times wouldn't discuss what a dirtbag he was.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#891900 Apr 23, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> If they have more planned they wouldn't.
Well, the investigation is still ongoing. There are always the copycats as well. We always want to know the why, but perhaps they're just bad and evil. What did they hope to accomplish?
They seemed to be pretty ill prepared to escape. No money, no plan. Did they really think they could just resume normal life?
How delusional. Millions of photos were taken.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#891901 Apr 23, 2013
Austerity doctrine is exposed as flimflam

The austerity claque got it wrong. And the harsh bill is being paid by millions of Americans and millions more in Europe in jobs lost, homes foreclosed, families split apart, hopes crushed.

They can’t repay the costs of their folly. We don’t really need an apology. But could they at least get out of the way so we could get on with the jobs programs that we should have undertaken years ago?

Austerity has been tried and found wanting in practice. Instead of expansion and growth, Europe has been driven back into recession. With Britain’s credit rating downgraded, its economy contracting, its unemployment rolls soaring, its debts rising, three years of rosy forecasts shredded, Tory Chancellor George Osborne’s tears at the lavish funeral for Margaret Thatcher may well have been for the burial of his own reputation. Britain is “playing with fire,” warned the International Monetary Fund’s chief economist, Olivier Blanchard, who told Sky News,“The danger of having no growth, or very little growth, for a long time, is very high. You get a number of vicious circles that come into play.”

And now austerity’s theoretical underpinnings have been exposed as flimflam, constructed out of a spreadsheet error and goofy logic. The austerity advocates pitched their case on the basis of a prestigious 2010 paper by the blue-chip economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff; it claimed to show that when the ratio of public debt to GDP exceeded 90 percent, economic growth fell dramatically. With the United States and European nations beyond or nearing that number, any effort by the government to stimulate the economy through traditional deficit-financed jobs programs would lead only to slower growth, higher unemployment and worse debt.

Reinhart and Rogoff’s paper was cited repeatedly by everyone from conservative economists to reputable bankers to politicians from Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, to Republican budget guru Paul Ryan (Wis.). Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles and the Pete Peterson-funded austerity lobby used it as proof that immediate action was needed to fend off economic ruin.

But Thomas Herndon, a graduate student in economics at the University of Massachusetts, discovered that Reinhart and Rogoff had made a truly egregious error in their calculations, omitting basic data. A working paper by Herndon and his professors Michael Ash and Robert Pollin posted last week revealed the errors along with an insupportable method of averaging GDP growth across countries and time. They showed that when the data were totaled correctly, the average rates of growth for countries with 90 percent public debt to GDP ratios from 2000 to 2009 was comparable to or higher than those for countries with debt ratios between 30 to 90 percent.

Reinhart and Rogoff admitted the arithmetic errors but claimed, incorrectly, that it was still true that high public debt levels were correlated with slower growth. But their self-defense failed to address the point made by sensible economists when the study first came out: Correlation is not causation. It’s obvious that after Wall Street blew up the economy, the recession caused lower tax revenues, and higher spending on unemployment, food stamps and stimulus programs to forestall an all-out Depression. Government deficits and public debt rose as a result of the crisis, not as a cause.

The IMF, once a bastion of austerity economics, has admitted its errors, warning that austerity is now sabotaging recovery. As the fund lowered its growth projections for next year, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde called on the United States and many countries in Europe to focus more on growth and less on trimming budget balances this year, warning,“We need growth, first and foremost.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/katrin...

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