Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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Gering, NE

#895402 Apr 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
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That entire family needs to be arrested.
It is unbelievable that the wife in a tiny apartment was unaware of what was happening. Mom is on the TIDE list. It is a family affair.

What I don't get is Muslim men usually head the family, but in this group it was momma.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#895403 Apr 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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School records such as schools attended are not sealed.
Just as you know the schools Obama attended.
Palin's school records (classes grades etc) would be sealed unless she released them'
Try again Jane. Are your school records sealed or not?
The media rush was not the media's fault. When McCain picked a virtual unknown, sh*t happens.
Palin's story was interesting because it showed what a clawing, self absorbed b*tch she is. Trouncing friends *& colleagues to climb a little higher.
The story became how could the Republicans run such a person as VP.
You win dumbest statement of the year

"The media rush was not the media's fault."

Wow. You can't get any dumber.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#895404 Apr 30, 2013
Hell Hath No Fury Like a Lib Proved Wrong

Quit lattes?‘Poor’ Ben!

Ben Affleck has a lot to atone for.

For the next, excruciating 5 days, Ben, 40, plans to take a quickie jaunt to an exotic locale — the land of poverty tourism.

Ben has vowed, along with other egocentric celebs, to subsist this work week on the miserly sum of $1.50 a day.

Had Ben done his homework, he’d know that OBESITY IS A FAR BIGGER PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY THAN HUNGER.

The United States provides a generous safety net.

As Mayor Bloomberg famously said of New York’s homeless shelters,“You can arrive in your private jet at Kennedy Airport, take a private limousine and go straight to the shelter system, walk in the door, and we have to give you shelter.” Ben wouldn’t even have to make his bed.

Assuming Ben was truly broke, he’d be eligible for $200 a month in federal food stamps, enough to keep him in Jelly Bellies. If he put his entire family on stamps — wife Jennifer Garner and three little kids — they’d get $793 IN FOODSTAMPS, enough for jumbo-sized jars of Costco mayonnaise.

It doesn’t end there.

In an alternate universe, where Ben procreated with his ex Jennifer Lopez, his film career collapsed after “Good Will Hunting,’’ and IF HE SQUANDERED EVERY DIME ON POKER, HE’D BE ELIGIBLE FOR WELFARE.


BEN COULD COLLECT UP TO $351 in Los Angeles as a single man,$966 FOR A FAMILY OF FIVE.

If he filed for welfare in New York, the average individual here gets paid $480, maxing out at a handsome $613; FAMILY BENEFITS GO UP TO $1,119.


Conveniently, Ben might withdraw welfare cash with an Electronic Benefits Transfer card — useful at many bars, strip clubs and XXX-rated gay and straight porn video shops throughout the city, as
The Post’s Kate Briquelet first reported.

Feeding America may not be enough. There’s a whole hungry world to dominate. But Ben should know after establishing his pet charity, The Eastern Congo Initiative, that starvation is most often caused not by poverty, but war.

Throwing money, or his famished body, at Africa will achieve little. If Ben wants to help solve intractable problems, he should get on the ground, work with established aid groups. Or, take the Madonna approach and remove poor children one by one from their native lands to raise as his own.
And why five days? Why not live on pennies for a year? I guess Ben might get too weak to host “Saturday Night Live” May 18.

Ben Affleck’s hunger stunt is designed to bring glory to himself. It’s insulting to the people he claims to want to help.

Write a check, Ben. And eat something.

Read more: Ben Affleck starves for attention in poverty stunt -

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#895405 Apr 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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God Dammit Carol, quit your f*cking lying
The recession stated in the 4th quarter of 2007. Not two years after Democrats tok control of Congress.( there were never more that 50 Democrats in the Senate.)
Show me the legislation the Democrats passed that created this recession in 9 months???
The Housing market started to decline in 2006.
This was over 6 years of a Bush Administration with every department of the federal government run by Republicans.
This mess was primarily a Republican generated mess.
My God, Bush started with a balanced budget on a path to surpluses.
Epic meltdown in progress.

Dealing with the aftermath of 9/11 was supposed to be free (liberal mentality)


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#895406 Apr 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
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That entire family needs to be arrested.
Like so many things in this administration. There are too many things hidden in the dark. There is some weird stuff going on and the smell is getting ripe!

Gering, NE

#895407 Apr 30, 2013
WOW wrote:
CIA assets again controlled this heroin trade. As the Mujahideen guerrillas seized territory inside Afghanistan, they ordered peasants to plant opium as a revolutionary tax. Across the border in Pakistan, Afghan leaders and local syndicates under the protection of Pakistan Intelligence operated hundreds of heroin laboratories. During this decade of wide-open drug-dealing, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in Islamabad failed to instigate major seizures or arrests.
U.S. officials had refused to investigate charges of heroin dealing by its Afghan allies because U.S. narcotics policy in Afghanistan has been subordinated to the war against Soviet influence there. In 1995, the former CIA director of the Afghan operation, Charles Cogan, admitted the CIA had indeed sacrificed the drug war to fight the Cold War.‘Our main mission was to do as much damage as possible to the Soviets. We didn’t really have the resources or the time to devote to an investigation of the drug trade,’ I don’t think that we need to apologize for this. Every situation has its fallout. There was fallout in terms of drugs, yes. But the main objective was accomplished. The Soviets left Afghanistan.’”(McCoy, op cit)
The author neglected to point out that the Jihadist is knee deep in narcotics as it is easy money for them.
Diane Sawyer

Pompano Beach, FL

#895410 Apr 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
RICHMOND, Va.-- The FBI has begun looking at the relationship between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the chief executive of a nutritional supplements manufacturer that is the subject of an investigation, two people with knowledge of the review said.
Federal authorities began questioning people close to McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, as an outgrowth of a securities probe of Virginia-based Star Scientific Inc., said the two people, who spoke Monday on the condition of anonymity because their roles in the case preclude them from speaking publicly.
They said FBI agents have asked questions about gifts the McDonnells have received from company CEO Jonnie Williams and whether the Republican governor or his administration aided the company in return.
Contrary to your beliefs, vodka is not a nutritional supplement.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#895411 Apr 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Records are sealed unless released by the student.
What's obama hiding?

Gering, NE

#895412 Apr 30, 2013
WOW wrote:
Narcotics: Second to Oil and the Arms Trade
The revenues generated from the CIA sponsored Afghan drug trade are sizeable. The Afghan trade in opiates constitutes a large share of the worldwide annual turnover of narcotics, which was estimated by the United Nations to be of the order of $400-500 billion.(Douglas Keh, Drug Money in a Changing World, Technical document No. 4, 1998, Vienna UNDCP, p. 4. See also United Nations Drug Control Program, Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 1999, E/INCB/1999/1 United Nations, Vienna 1999, p. 49-51, and Richard Lapper, UN Fears Growth of Heroin Trade, Financial Times, 24 February 2000). At the time these UN figures were first brought out (1994), the (estimated) global trade in drugs was of the same order of magnitude as the global trade in oil.
The IMF estimated global money laundering to be between 590 billion and 1.5 trillion dollars a year, representing 2-5 percent of global GDP.(Asian Banker, 15 August 2003). A large share of global money laundering as estimated by the IMF is linked to the trade in narcotics.
Based on recent figures (2003), drug trafficking constitutes “the third biggest global commodity in cash terms after oil and the arms trade.”(The Independent, 29 February 2004).
Moreover, the above figures including those on money laundering, confirm that the bulk of the revenues associated with the global trade in narcotics are not appropriated by terrorist groups and warlords, as suggested by the UNODC report.
There are powerful business and financial interests behind narcotics. From this standpoint, geopolitical and military control over the drug routes is as strategic as oil and oil pipelines.
However, what distinguishes narcotics from legal commodity trade is that narcotics constitutes a major source of wealth formation not only for organised crime but also for the US intelligence apparatus, which increasingly constitutes a powerful actor in the spheres of finance and banking.
In turn, the CIA, which protects the drug trade, has developed complex business and undercover links to major criminal syndicates involved in the drug trade.
In other words, intelligence agencies and powerful business syndicates allied with organized crime, are competing for the strategic control over the heroin routes. The multi-billion dollar revenues of narcotics are deposited in the Western banking system. Most of the large international banks together with their affiliates in the offshore banking havens launder large amounts of narco-dollars.
This trade can only prosper if the main actors involved in narcotics have “political friends in high places.” Legal and illegal undertakings are increasingly intertwined, the dividing line between “businesspeople” and criminals is blurred. In turn, the relationship among criminals, politicians and members of the intelligence establishment has tainted the structures of the state and the role of its institutions.
Hmmm, this may be stretching it.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#895413 Apr 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The race I saw was in 2008. I don't watch NASCAR.
I spoke the truth.
Race car drivers are tough guys??
Your lie is unraveling.

Kingman, AZ

#895414 Apr 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Southern Whites' Shift to the GOP Predates the '60s
I by-and-large agree with the thrust of Jamelle Bouie’s recent American Prospect article, which argues that Republicans badly misapprehend the reason(s) African-Americans generally vote for Democratic candidates. Too many conservatives assert that African-Americans have developed a “false consciousness” and simply need to be shown the error of their ways before they’ll start supporting Republicans. Asking “What’s the matter with black people?” simply isn’t going to get the GOP very far in its minority outreach efforts.
But in the course of this argument, Bouie makes the following statement:“White Southerners jumped ship from Democratic presidential candidates in the 1960s, and this was followed by a similar shift on the congressional level, and eventually, the state legislative level. That the [last] two took time doesn’t discount the first.”
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A logical consequence of the Democrat party shifting to represent the interests of minorities and the poor against the interests of the white middle class.
Diane Sawyer

Pompano Beach, FL

#895415 Apr 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Have another doughnut gunner
It has been reported that Boca lily is still seeking gunner's doughnut.

Deltona, FL

#895416 Apr 30, 2013
WOW wrote:
Obama has been similarly close to the Saudis.)
Saudi Arabia is the center of the Sunni branch of Islam. It is also the center of the most radical sect of Islam … the “Wahhabis”(also called “Salafis”), the most radical and terrorist-minded Sunni sect. But the U.S. has long supported the Madrassa schools within Saudi Arabia which teach radical Wahabi beliefs.
The U.S. has also supported the most radical and dangerous Sunni elements around the world.
For example, the U.S. National Security Adviser admitted that the U.S. created, organized and armed the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan to fight the Soviets. The Mujahadeen are predominately Sunni.
The Mujahadeen eventually morphed into Al Qaeda, which is a Sunni organization.
During various times and places, the U.S. has also backed the Muslim Brotherhood … another Sunni group.
We supported Al Qaeda Sunni terrorists in Libya and Mali,
We’ve long supported Sunni terrorists in Chechnya.
We support MEK terrorists – who are Sunnis who target Shias – in Iran.
We support the brutal Sunni government in Bahrain as it crushes its majority Shia population whenever it pushes for democratic reform.
We supported Al Qaeda Sunnis in Bosnia.
The “rebels” in Syria who we’ve been supporting are Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood.
As the New York Times reports this week:
In Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, rebels aligned with Al Qaeda control the power plant, run the bakeries and head a court that applies Islamic law. Elsewhere, they have seized government oil fields, put employees back to work and now profit from the crude they produce.
Across Syria, rebel-held areas are dotted with Islamic courts staffed by lawyers and clerics, and by fighting brigades led by extremists. Even the Supreme Military Council, the umbrella rebel organization whose formation the West had hoped would sideline radical groups, is stocked with commanders who want to infuse Islamic law into a future Syrian government.
Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of.
Why should Americans care if our government is backing the Sunnis over the Shiites?
Because we are supporting the side which carries out most of the terrorism. Indeed, Sunni Muslims commit most of the terrorist acts worldwide.
So you've got nothing on the controversial Qatar-Brotherhood alliance??? You need to find a better source for your bullshyt cut and pastes.

Did you know that the Qatari's are also Wahabi?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#895417 Apr 30, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Here is the video Davey was attempting to use a cheap attack as a defense.
It truly does exist.
With Gosnell's trial going to jury today, late term abortion and infanticide comes to the forefront.
Gosnell is stuck claiming the infants were already dead and he had a fetish about nearly decapitating late term infants. Unbelievable!
The Left has sit up a situation were the open window for abortions will be pushed back earlier in the pregnancy.
Really. This was the video??

Show me where I said anything about a video.

And in defense of what?

Gering, NE

#895418 Apr 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
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You win dumbest statement of the year
"The media rush was not the media's fault."
Wow. You can't get any dumber.
Missed Dave's golden quote. Good catch.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#895421 Apr 30, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou, "He (She) accuses others of being gullible and believing everything they're told.

Which is funny considering he (she) believes everything the media said about Bush and everything they don't say about Obama. " So, you are now the self-appointed Oblamer-in-Chief of the Topix boards. Can't get anyone to agree with your rubbish or just exhausted your limited capacity for critical thought?

Newington, CT

#895422 Apr 30, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Translation; jaygoff can't read.
Translation; lily found another sockpuppet ID

Gering, NE

#895423 Apr 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Really. This was the video??
Show me where I said anything about a video.
And in defense of what?
Memory going? Someone earlier referenced the audio of this video and you -without looking it up-decided to attack the messenger.

What is your opinion on abortion clinic infanticide? That is the issue.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#895424 Apr 30, 2013
"When leveraging government investment, whose job is it to maximize job creation for low-income people, anyway?

This was the big question that emerged from a recent convening of Philadelphia stakeholders from local businesses, workforce training providers, and city agencies. The specific question at hand was how to leverage Philadelphia’s planned $1.2 billion investment in green stormwater infrastructure to maximize job creation impacts for low-income communities. Intrigued by research on the job creation potential for the City of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters plan, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) and the Philadelphia Water Department invited both ELP Advisors and Living Cities to share their recommendations at this convening to help turn the ideas into action. The conversation quickly turned to who held the responsibility to maximize the local economic impact of these government investments and who is responsible for maximizing the job creation benefits for low-income people." Check this out:

Bronx, NY

#895425 Apr 30, 2013
Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirmed today that his national security team had been receiving payments from the U.S. government for the past 10 years.
Karzai revealed the payments when he was asked about a story published in The New York Times.
The article said the CIA had given the Afghan National Security Council tens of millions of dollars in monthly payments delivered in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags in return for access to his inner circle.

The cash payments are the first known to be given directly to President Karzai.


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