Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251371 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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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#897440 May 4, 2013
"The only year when the spring started colder was 1975."

http://iceagenow.info/2013/04/coldest-start-s...

Glow Bull Warming!!!

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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#897441 May 4, 2013
John Galt ,"Politics do matter; most employers prefer employees with a conservative work ethic rather than a liberal sense of entitlement. " Another one of your stupid, thoughtless made up 'truism'--or in other words sheer bunk.'Earl S. Willis, a manager of employee benefits at General Electric, declared that “the employee who can plan his economic future with reasonable certainty is an employer’s most productive asset.”...[Henry Ford] was one of the first business leaders to articulate what economists call “the virtuous circle of growth”: well-paid workers generating consumer demand that in turn promotes business expansion and hiring. Other executives bought his logic, and just as important, strong unions fought for rising pay and good benefits in contracts like the 1950 “Treaty of Detroit” between General Motors and the United Auto Workers.

Riding the dynamics of the virtuous circle, America enjoyed its best period of sustained growth in the decades after World War II, from 1945 to 1973, even though income tax rates were far higher than today. It created not only unprecedented middle-class prosperity but also far greater economic equality than today.

The chief executives of the long, WWII postwar boom believed that business success and workers’ well-being ran in tandem.' Check this out: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/opinion/hen...

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#897442 May 4, 2013
"Fact-checkers rip Obama group's claim on climate change 'hoax' vote"

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/04/fa...

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“Come Home America!”

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Claymont, Delaware 19809

#897443 May 4, 2013
Waxman, "Libtards love to ignore and refute facts." Then today's Republicans must have become 'liptards' Tea Party Republicans: We don't need no stinking facts"! "The politics of paranoia can lead policymakers into some unfortunate directions. On everything from homeland security to education to guns, paranoid politicians invariably end up pushing some truly bizarre proposals for no good reason.

In the latest example, some far-right congressional Republicans have decided to wage a war on census data because they have paranoid ideas about "big government."

A group of Republicans are cooking up legislation that could give President Barack Obama an unintentional assist with disagreeable unemployment numbers -- by eliminating the key economic statistic altogether.

The bill, introduced last week by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), would bar the U.S. Census Bureau from conducting nearly all surveys except for a decennial population count. Such a step that would end the government's ability to provide reliable estimates of the employment rate. Indeed, the government would not be able to produce any of the major economic indices that move markets every month, said multiple statistics experts, who were aghast at the proposal.

"They simply wouldn't exist. We won't have an unemployment rate," said Ken Prewitt, the former director of the U.S. Census who is now a professor of public affairs at Columbia University." Check this out: http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/05/02/...

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#897444 May 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
John Galt, "If Walmart paid significantly higher wages and benefits, the current workers would be replaced by more qualified people.
And the standard of living of the poor in the community would be reduced by dramatically higher prices. " Henry Ford would emphatically disagree with your wrongheaded meanness and disregard for your community. Henry Ford wrote,...' paying high wages was also smart business. When wages are low, uncertainty dogs the marketplace and growth is weak. But when pay is high and steady, Ford asserted, business is more secure because workers earn enough to become good customers.'
The welfare state has made Henry Ford's reasoning obsolete.

Besides, Ford needed better workers than the average Walmart employee.

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#897445 May 4, 2013
It's derby day and as some remember I've picked the top finishers each year of this thread and even the trifecta once.

BTW there's a black jockey this year and he's on a good horse named Goldencents__his name is Krigger which rhymes with trigger.

I like Revolutionary because Calvin Borel is on board, Itsmyluckyday ridden by Elvis Trujillo, Palace Malace with Mike Smith up and Will Take Charge with Jon Court to finish in the top four.

At this moment I'm thinking Revolutionary to win__Palace Malace to place. I'm still thinking about show.

Just an FYI but 100 years ago many of the jockeys, trainers and even some owners were black.

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#897446 May 4, 2013
Hey left-brained libtard socialists. It's also common knowledge that England has been colder for the past:

T W O - Y E A R S

I D I O T S!

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“Come Home America!”

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Claymont, Delaware 19809

#897447 May 4, 2013
Waxman, "Fact-checkers rip Obama group's claim on climate change 'hoax' vote"

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/04/fa... ; So, your Faux News is claiming that Obama has tried to hide the fact that Republicans really do believe in global warming and want comprehensive climate change laws to force fossil fuel companies on steep reductions of greenhouse gasses? That's a new one coming from Fox News! Did Rush Limbaugh get the memo yet?:-D

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#897448 May 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
John Galt ,"Politics do matter; most employers prefer employees with a conservative work ethic rather than a liberal sense of entitlement. " Another one of your stupid, thoughtless made up 'truism'--or in other words sheer bunk.'Earl S. Willis, a manager of employee benefits at General Electric, declared that “the employee who can plan his economic future with reasonable certainty is an employer’s most productive asset.”...[Henry Ford] was one of the first business leaders to articulate what economists call “the virtuous circle of growth”: well-paid workers generating consumer demand that in turn promotes business expansion and hiring. Other executives bought his logic, and just as important, strong unions fought for rising pay and good benefits in contracts like the 1950 “Treaty of Detroit” between General Motors and the United Auto Workers.
Riding the dynamics of the virtuous circle, America enjoyed its best period of sustained growth in the decades after World War II, from 1945 to 1973, even though income tax rates were far higher than today. It created not only unprecedented middle-class prosperity but also far greater economic equality than today.
The chief executives of the long, WWII postwar boom believed that business success and workers’ well-being ran in tandem.' Check this out: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/opinion/hen...
Living in the past, when a good work ethic was assumed....

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#897449 May 4, 2013
Realtime wrote:
It's derby day and as some remember I've picked the top finishers each year of this thread and even the trifecta once.
BTW there's a black jockey this year and he's on a good horse named Goldencents__his name is Krigger which rhymes with trigger.
I like Revolutionary because Calvin Borel is on board, Itsmyluckyday ridden by Elvis Trujillo, Palace Malace with Mike Smith up and Will Take Charge with Jon Court to finish in the top four.
At this moment I'm thinking Revolutionary to win__Palace Malace to place. I'm still thinking about show.
Just an FYI but 100 years ago many of the jockeys, trainers and even some owners were black.
Nobody cares.

Doubt if 1% of the population can name a single horse in the race.

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#897450 May 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
Waxman, "Libtards love to ignore and refute facts." Then today's Republicans must have become 'liptards' Tea Party Republicans: We don't need no stinking facts"! "The politics of paranoia can lead policymakers into some unfortunate directions. On everything from homeland security to education to guns, paranoid politicians invariably end up pushing some truly bizarre proposals for no good reason.
In the latest example, some far-right congressional Republicans have decided to wage a war on census data because they have paranoid ideas about "big government."
A group of Republicans are cooking up legislation that could give President Barack Obama an unintentional assist with disagreeable unemployment numbers -- by eliminating the key economic statistic altogether.
The bill, introduced last week by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), would bar the U.S. Census Bureau from conducting nearly all surveys except for a decennial population count. Such a step that would end the government's ability to provide reliable estimates of the employment rate. Indeed, the government would not be able to produce any of the major economic indices that move markets every month, said multiple statistics experts, who were aghast at the proposal.
"They simply wouldn't exist. We won't have an unemployment rate," said Ken Prewitt, the former director of the U.S. Census who is now a professor of public affairs at Columbia University." Check this out: http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/05/02/...
WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT SCATTERBRAIN?

Your crap has nothing to do with Glow Bull Warming.

It's rude to try and hijack a conversation, you slob.

Get lost, moron.

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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#897451 May 4, 2013
John Galt, "The welfare state has made Henry Ford's reasoning obsolete." How so? The welfare state was at its height when ' America enjoyed its best period of sustained growth in the decades after World War II, from 1945 to 1973, even though income tax rates were far higher than today.' So, a welfare-wellness liberal government has performed best of all .

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Deltona, FL

#897452 May 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
John Galt ,"Politics do matter; most employers prefer employees with a conservative work ethic rather than a liberal sense of entitlement. " Another one of your stupid, thoughtless made up 'truism'--or in other words sheer bunk.'Earl S. Willis, a manager of employee benefits at General Electric, declared that “the employee who can plan his economic future with reasonable certainty is an employer’s most productive asset.”...[Henry Ford] was one of the first business leaders to articulate what economists call “the virtuous circle of growth”: well-paid workers generating consumer demand that in turn promotes business expansion and hiring. Other executives bought his logic, and just as important, strong unions fought for rising pay and good benefits in contracts like the 1950 “Treaty of Detroit” between General Motors and the United Auto Workers.
Riding the dynamics of the virtuous circle, America enjoyed its best period of sustained growth in the decades after World War II, from 1945 to 1973, even though income tax rates were far higher than today. It created not only unprecedented middle-class prosperity but also far greater economic equality than today.
The chief executives of the long, WWII postwar boom believed that business success and workers’ well-being ran in tandem.' Check this out: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/opinion/hen...
Just out of curiosity why do you structure your responses like that? The responses are sensible but require effort to read and sort out.

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“Come Home America!”

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Claymont, Delaware 19809

#897453 May 4, 2013
John Galt, 'Living in the past, when a good work ethic was assumed.' Past proof that a 'good work ethic' was created because of high, livable wages , benefits, shared wealth and common interests between owners, shareholders, employees,and the public at large(consumers and neighbors all)

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“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#897454 May 4, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
May Snow Storm Time Lapse Shows More Than 15 Inches Dumped On Midwest Overnight (VIDEO)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/03/may-...
Hope Al Gore cancelled his global warming lectures until it gets hot again in the summer.
You are so GD stupid...there's no hope for you.

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Deltona, FL

#897455 May 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Nobody cares.
Doubt if 1% of the population can name a single horse in the race.
Your twin retarded sock Nobama was very impressed the year that I selected the trifecta.

Hah, it's been over four years and you fkn mutts can't remember what you posted last week. Or where you posted it from.

LMAO.

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“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#897456 May 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Living in the past, when a good work ethic was assumed....
Oh, right, those times in the past as were depicted in Sister Carrie, The Jungle, An American Tragedy, and The Grapes of Wrath"?

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“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#897457 May 4, 2013
Sure is hot and humid out today, is that due to global warming or because I'm in florida??

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“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#897458 May 4, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You are so GD stupid...there's no hope for you.
that's funny, a moron calling someone stupid.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#897459 May 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
Waxman, "Libtards love to ignore and refute facts." Then today's Republicans must have become 'liptards' Tea Party Republicans: We don't need no stinking facts"! "The politics of paranoia can lead policymakers into some unfortunate directions. On everything from homeland security to education to guns, paranoid politicians invariably end up pushing some truly bizarre proposals for no good reason.
In the latest example, some far-right congressional Republicans have decided to wage a war on census data because they have paranoid ideas about "big government."
A group of Republicans are cooking up legislation that could give President Barack Obama an unintentional assist with disagreeable unemployment numbers -- by eliminating the key economic statistic altogether.
The bill, introduced last week by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), would bar the U.S. Census Bureau from conducting nearly all surveys except for a decennial population count. Such a step that would end the government's ability to provide reliable estimates of the employment rate. Indeed, the government would not be able to produce any of the major economic indices that move markets every month, said multiple statistics experts, who were aghast at the proposal.
"They simply wouldn't exist. We won't have an unemployment rate," said Ken Prewitt, the former director of the U.S. Census who is now a professor of public affairs at Columbia University." Check this out: http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/05/02/...
The US Constitution does not authorize any such data collection except the decennial population count.

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