Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264676 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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LIES DONT HELP BARAK

Bronx, NY

#914315 May 29, 2013
Rogue President Obama: Defending the Indefensible
Forked tongue rhetoric can’t disguise it. Throughout Obama’s tenure, he has governed lawlessly. He’s done so at home and abroad. He spurns rule of law principles and other democratic values.

Nothing suggests change. Business as usual continues. War on humanity is policy. Rogue leaders govern that way. Obama threatens everyone.

On May 23, he spoke at Washington’s National Defense University. He defended what he urged changing four years earlier.

On May 21, 2009, he spoke at the National Archives. He addressed national security. He said America can’t be safe “unless we enlist the power of our most fundamental values.”

“The documents that we hold in this very hall – the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights – these are not simply words written into aging parchment.”

“They are the foundation of liberty and justice in this country, and a light that shines for all who seek freedom, fairness, equality, and dignity around the world.”

“(O)ur government made a series of hasty decisions.”

“(O)ur government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions.”

“(W)e set (aside fundamental) principles as luxuries that we could no longer afford.”

“In other words, we went off course.(Americans) called for a new approach – one that rejected torture and one that recognized the imperative of closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.”

We must act, he said,“with an abiding confidence in the rule of law and due process; in checks and balances and accountability.”

“(D)ecisions that were made over the last eight years established an ad hoc legal approach.”

He called doing so “neither effective nor sustainable.”

He pledged change. He said he took steps to prohibit torture. He ordered Guantanamo closed, he claimed.

He made other high-minded promises. He “swore an oath to uphold the Constitution,” he said. He systematically spurned it. He did so across the board. He represents the worst of rogue leadership.

His Thursday address reflected same old, same old. It was beginning-to-end demagogic boilerplate. We’ve heard it throughout his tenure. He repeats it ad nauseam.

Promises made are broken. Defending the indefensible doesn’t wash. CODEPINK Women for Peace co-founder Medea Benjamin challenged him.

She interrupted his speech. She did so several times. She called on him to close Guantanamo, release cleared detainees, and stop killer drone attacks.

“Will you apologize for the thousands of Muslims that you killed,” she asked?“Will you compensate the families of innocent victims?”

“Can you tell the Muslims that their lives are as precious as our lives?”

“Can you take the drones out of the hands of the CIA?”

“Can you stop (drone) strikes that are killing people on the basis of suspicious activity?”

“You are commander in chief! You can close Guantanamo today! You can release” all cleared detainees.

“It’s been 11 years. Abide by the rule of law. You’re a constitutional lawyer.”

Speaking truth to power has a price. Benjamin was forcibly removed. She was detained. She was interrogated by Secret Service, military and FBI personnel. She was then released.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#914316 May 29, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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You hateful nitwits crossed the line years ago with your attacks on our President, our economy, our Capitalist System.
You can GFY trucker. Lorac deserves whatever insults she recieves, due to her lies, racism and hatred for her fellow Citizens.
Same for you. I notice you say nothing when Fenris and Electron come here with disgusting graphic homophobic insults.
Until you address and correct your fellow nitwits, you will recieve what you dispense.
YOU cross the line. You let your temper control you and you went TOO far. I hope TOPIX finds your comment so offensive that they ban your IPS so we will be rid of YOU and all your socks.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#914317 May 29, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Gotta go. It's been fun.
The nitwit gets out of control. Makes a moronic post she knows she is going to get hammer for and runs.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#914318 May 29, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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so auntie, wasn't the head of the IRS appointed by Bush? So why didn't the IRS leadership, including the commissioner take better action??
Douglas H Shulman was the IRS commissioner in the run up to the 2012 elections. He took Office Mar 24, 2008 and left Nov 9, 2012. That would make him a Bush Appointee.
so yes why wasn't more done? Maybe he's a good friend of FEMA director Brownie and just a competent.
Just further proof that an honest man was corrupted by influence from the top, the heavy hand of Obama.
LIES DONT HELP BARAK

Bronx, NY

#914319 May 29, 2013
One-Party System
On September 22, 2013, Germany will hold general elections. These elections will be observed with special attention given what it will mean for the austerity policies of the Merkel government and the ‘Euro crisis.’ From an anti-austerity and socialist perspective, the elections are also important with regard to the situation for the new German Left Party Die LINKE. Despite growing economic and social inequality, the Left Party stands at just 8 per cent in opinion polls. The party faces the challenge of presenting itself as a genuine alternative in an unfavourable and even hostile political environment in Germany. In this article, published exclusively in the left-wing daily newspaper Junge Welt, Oskar Lafontaine reflects on the current conjuncture for the party.

Lafontaine started his career as Willy Brandt‘s most politically talented ‘son’; became the most popular leader of West Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) during its years in opposition between 1982 and 1998; was deemed “the most dangerous man in Europe” by the British press for his financial market regulation plans as the Finance Minister of the first coalition government of SPD and Greens in 1998, but stepped down when he realized the lack of support for his left-Keynesian policies within the coalition.

In the early 2000s Lafontaine was a prominent critic of the new government’s neoliberal course and in 2004 he joined the new West German party Election Alternative for Work and Social Justice (WASG) formed by trade unionists, left-wing economists, SPD dissidents and radical leftists, on the condition that it would merge with the East German Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) to form a united German Left Party. In the 2005 national elections Lafontaine led the new party formation into the Bundestag with 8.7 per cent and in 2009 with 11.9 per cent of the popular vote. For health reasons Lafontaine stepped down from his leadership positions nationally and decided to concentrate on the role of opposition leader in his home state of Saarland. His voice nevertheless remains influential within the Left Party and calls for his return to the national stage are frequent.

In the forthcoming German elections the Left Party (Die Linke) can only be successful if it refuses to become another wing of the ‘German Unity Party.’

In the coming months a comedy will be staged in Germany. The piece is called ‘Electoral Battle of the Political Camps.’ The leading actors are Angela Merkel and Peer Steinbrück. In supporting roles we’ll see Horst Seehofer, Sigmar Gabriel, Philipp Rösler, Jürgen Trittin and the other respective leaders of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU), the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Green Party. An appearance by Die Linke is not envisaged for this revue. With the help of the intelligence service, the corporate media and public broadcasters, everything possible is being done to banish this inconvenient party from the catwalks of capitalism.

ITS HERE IN AMERICA NOW
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#914320 May 29, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>I am personaly more worried that the Chinese are going to be in control of such a food source .
This deal is clearly more troubling than many others that have been opposed by the US government.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#914321 May 29, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
After your outburst at Betty Lou you will be lucky if any of your stupid posts are up here much longer.
No one here really cares about your opinions or your childish insults but we have gotten you to go over the line.
He will just pop back in as someone else. He was warned. Since them last two clowns the Mods are watching more.
Florida

Seminole, FL

#914322 May 29, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>He reminds me of the Lil Abner character Joe Btfspik.
Flack's been talking about a 30% correction since this thread began and the market was less than half of today's value. Gas was going to be $7, electric bills were going up by 800%, and ordinary beer would go over $20 per 24 count.
And now it's cute little Smithfield Hams, in cute little Smithfield VA. LMAO, Smithfield has plants in Europe and "gasp" Mexico with worldwide sales of over $13 billion.
You're not a complete idiot Realtime -- Some parts are just missing....

It's the culture...
LIES DONT HELP BARAK

Bronx, NY

#914323 May 29, 2013
Understanding the US/NATO Profit-Driven Military Agenda
The US has embarked on a military adventure,“a long war”, which threatens the future of humanity. US/NATO weapons of mass destruction are portrayed as instruments of peace. Mini-nukes are said to be “harmless to the surrounding civilian population”. Pre-emptive nuclear war is portrayed as a “humanitarian undertaking”.

While one can conceptualize the loss of life and destruction resulting from present-day wars including Iraq and Afghanistan, it is impossible to fully comprehend the devastation which might result from a Third World War, using “new technologies” and advanced weapons, until it occurs and becomes a reality. The international community has endorsed nuclear war in the name of world peace.“Making the world safer” is the justification for launching a military operation which could potentially result in a nuclear holocaust.

Nuclear war has become a multi-billion dollar undertaking, which fills the pockets of US defense contractors. What is at stake is the outright “privatization of nuclear war”.

The Pentagon’s global military design is one of world conquest. The military deployment of US/NATO forces is occurring in several regions of the world simultaneously.

Central to an understanding of war, is the media campaign which grants it legitimacy in the eyes of public opinion. A good versus evil dichotomy prevails. The perpetrators of war are presented as the victims. Public opinion is misled.

Breaking the “big lie”, which upholds war as a humanitarian undertaking, means breaking a criminal project of global destruction, in which the quest for profit is the overriding force. This profit-driven military agenda destroys human values and transforms people into unconscious zombies.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#914324 May 29, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>He reminds me of the Lil Abner character Joe Btfspik.
Flack's been talking about a 30% correction since this thread began and the market was less than half of today's value. Gas was going to be $7, electric bills were going up by 800%, and ordinary beer would go over $20 per 24 count.
And now it's cute little Smithfield Hams, in cute little Smithfield VA. LMAO, Smithfield has plants in Europe and "gasp" Mexico with worldwide sales of over $13 billion.
You are yucking it up with a fool who loss control and had to run away.
LIES DONT HELP BARAK

Bronx, NY

#914325 May 29, 2013
Hollywood History: CIA Sponsored “Zero Dark Thirty”, Oscar for “Best Propaganda Picture ‘Hollywood history’ is all the rage these days, but it comes at a huge cost

One of the most pervasive trends in 21st century western culture has become somewhat of an obsession in America. It’s called “Hollywood history”, where the corporate studio machines in Los Angeles spend hundreds of millions of dollars in order to craft and precisely tailor historical events to suit the prevailing political paradigm.

‘Hollywood history’ is very much in fashion these days. From Linclon to Dubya, and from Blackhawk Down to The Iron Lady, they constitute a significant portion of today’s major releases. There’s only one problem however, with tailoring a story to fit neatly into a prevailing political paradigm… and over the last 100 years, the Germans and the Soviets did this too – with devastating effect, but back then we just called it propaganda.

No film embodies the Hollywood historical treatment more than the much celebrated cinema release of Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and one of the favourites to grab an armful of Academy Awards this weekend in LA including Best Picture, Bigelow for best director, Mark Boal for best screenplay, and Jessica Chastain for Best Actress.

The film’s main premise is constructed around a female CIA officer, played by Chastain, and her dogged determination to find the highly elusive mastermind of 9/11 and the al Qaeda’s MVP, Osama bin Laden. Chastain’s performance, critics claim, has also ‘empowered women’ by showing how her film character caught bin Laden, but it didn’t actually happen that way. We’ll get to that later…

Where this film starts to take heat is with its sensational on screen CIA torture scenes. Unlike previously less celebrated but more integral, intellectual cinematic efforts at taking on torture – like Rendition and Lions for Lambs, Bigelow seemed incredibly bent on going the distance to glorify (through her attempt at Cinéma vérité) the troubling practice of torture by the CIA – as a means to glean intelligence about the whereabouts of various Islamic terrorists scattered throughout the
world’s third world cesspits.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#914326 May 29, 2013
Mr E wrote:
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There is much more to the Tea Party than being opposed to "excessive taxation", they are also anti-government. So, isn't it logical that thier TAX EXEMPT applications are scrutinized?
FYI: here is a link that explains the distribution of government subsidies (spoiler alert: if you define "subsidy" to include tax breaks/credits, the wealthiest Americans are the real moochers; see #7 figure 3)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
Just because an organization wants smaller government is no reason to discriminate against them.

Galt supports the elimination of all subsidies, tax credits, tax deductions, tax exemptions, etc, for all individuals, all businesses, and all organizations, coupled with a flat tax or a fair tax.
Florida

Seminole, FL

#914327 May 29, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The nitwit gets out of control. Makes a moronic post she knows she is going to get hammer for and runs.
Nuculur fears Florida and always runs...

It's the culture...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#914328 May 29, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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The dismissal of U.S. Attorneys controversy was initiated by the UNPRECEDENTED midterm dismissal of seven United States Attorneys on December 7, 2006, by the George W. Bush administration's Department of Justice. Congressional investigations focused on whether the Department of Justice and the White House were using the U.S. Attorney positions for political advantage. Allegations were that some of the attorneys were targeted for dismissal to impede investigations of Republican politicians or that some were targeted for their failure to initiate investigations that would damage Democratic politicians or hamper Democratic-leaning voters.
A subsequent report by the Justice Department Inspector General in October 2008 found that the process used to fire the first seven attorneys and two others dismissed around the same time was "arbitrary", "fundamentally flawed", and "raised doubts about the integrity of Department prosecution decisions".
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See the word 'unprecedented', nitwit??
un·prec·e·dent·ed (n-prs-dntd)
adj.
Having no previous example
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Your lies don't work here, Teabagger.
Nuculur sort of like Obama/Holder 'unprecedented' AP/IRS Scandals…Right!! Nuc Bush firing of 8 U.S. Attorneys had Precedent, Clinton firing of 93 Attorneys that was ‘Unprecedented!’
LIES DONT HELP BARAK

Bronx, NY

#914329 May 29, 2013
Was bin Laden really killed by Seal Team 6 that day? Examine the evidence, if you can find any.Hitler’s Reich relied on talent filmmakers like Leni Riefenstahl, to write the government’s version of Nazi history.
If Pentagon propaganda, or bolstering President Obama’s political trophy were the motives, then one could compare this film’s creators to similarly well-paid cinematic forebears like Albert Speer, or Leni Riefenstahl.

Female cinematic icon Riefenstahl’s involvement in crafting Nazi government propaganda was eventually her undoing. After the Reich fell in 1945, she still maintained that her films were ‘works of art’ and claimed that they had nothing to do with Nazi politics and propaganda. With all the lies and propaganda swirling around Washington’s own criminal class, it will be interesting to see how filmmakers like Bigelow will defend their own ‘art’ in years to come.

But it’s hardly the first time Hollywood has been accused of gross misuse of its creative license. It’s become the norm, rather than the exception.

Other Hollywood attempts to hold the government’s line on history include the box office debacle,“Flight 93&#8243;, which derived its plot, characters and production design solely from the federal government’s own Official 9/11 Report. Evidence fleshed out since points to the obvious scenario that Flight 93 was actually shot down by a US jet fighter, with its debris spread over 20 miles in and around Shanksville, PA in 2001. No matter, Hollywood kept to the government’s original outdated script of “let’s roll!”.

The sheer volume of mistruths which have been fed downwards by the US government and its corporate media apologists over the last decade is staggering, and has had quite of profound, polarising effect on media consumers North America and Western Europe. The avalanche of state-sponsored and corporation-sponsored propaganda over the last decade in particular, appears to have successfully divided society into two groups: those who believe official propaganda and government released narratives of major events – and those who question it.

It’s safe to say that the sort of people who would never admit in public to questioning the government’s official explanations about what happened on 9/11 – are generally the same section of the population who would accept a film like Zero Dark Thirty as recorded history. These might also be the same type of people who believed in advance of America’s bombing and invasion of Iraq – Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The bin Laden mythology is powerful, however, and millions of people will walk away from this film feeling as if they’ve learned something about what its like working in gritty side the CIA.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#914330 May 29, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I have all of my own teeth, thank-you-I am so young I still have my own breasts and wear Natori bras-no Angelina Jole crazy crap for me...lib democrats are like shooting fish in a barrel these days. They are still in love with GW Bush while the country slides into an abyss.
Very interesting.....
Whatever

Gering, NE

#914331 May 29, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Like I said son, you people refuse to move up!
Whatever Gramps
Whatever

Gering, NE

#914332 May 29, 2013
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>Nuculur fears Florida and always runs...
It's the culture...
Did you see her post to Betty Lou?
Florida

Seminole, FL

#914333 May 29, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Gotta go. It's been fun.
Hidden locations and childish avatars on Topix, breastfeeding on George Bush and you sucking Dick Cheney in your gaseous windstorm is the de-facto standard, the platform, the operating system for a self-loathing, paranoid coward, nitwit troll...

George Bush was elected President over a decade ago you dumbass. Bush isn't today's newspaper you moron, he's last year's newspaper you idiot!

It's the culture...

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Whatever

Gering, NE

#914334 May 29, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> He will just pop back in as someone else. He was warned. Since them last two clowns the Mods are watching more.
That is why I hope they ban her IPS. It will at least take her a few hours to change to a new one.

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