Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1520820 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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Leggy Mountbatten

Denver, CO

#917941 Jun 3, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Thank you Rush Limbaugh. My God, are all you right whiners dittogeads?
Your boyfriend Oblamer"we'll be there to help the people of Monroe, Oklahoma"

What a dumbass, lip service, he's already forgotten them.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#917942 Jun 3, 2013
Leggy Mountbatten wrote:
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A classic example of how stupid and ignorant you are:
The Government-Created Subprime Mortgage Meltdown
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
The thousands of mortgage defaults and foreclosures in the "subprime" housing market (i.e., mortgage holders with poor credit ratings) is the direct result of thirty years of government policy that has forced banks to make bad loans to un-creditworthy borrowers. The policy in question is the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which compels banks to make loans to low-income borrowers and in what the supporters of the Act call "communities of color" that they might not otherwise make based on purely economic criteria.
The original lobbyists for the CRA were the hardcore leftists who supported the Carter administration and were often rewarded for their support with government grants and programs like the CRA that they benefited from. These included various "neighborhood organizations," as they like to call themselves, such as "ACORN" (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). These organizations claim that over $1 trillion in CRA loans have been made, although no one seems to know the magnitude with much certainty. A U.S. Senate Banking Committee staffer told me about ten years ago that at least $100 billion in such loans had been made in the first twenty years of the Act.
So-called "community groups" like ACORN benefit themselves from the CRA through a process that sounds like legalized extortion. The CRA is enforced by four federal government bureaucracies: the Fed, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The law is set up so that any bank merger, branch expansion, or new branch creation can be postponed or prohibited by any of these four bureaucracies if a CRA "protest" is issued by a "community group." This can cost banks great sums of money, and the "community groups" understand this perfectly well. It is their leverage. They use this leverage to get the banks to give them millions of dollars as well as promising to make a certain amount of bad loans in their communities.
Dems own this recession, lock, stock and smoking barrel.
lol! Here's the hired gun again!

The guy who the tobacco industry bought.

Money! Money! Money!

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Leggy Mountbatten

Denver, CO

#917943 Jun 3, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Or I didn't see them since I don't read every page of this thread. More likely, since I've NEVER seen you cite a source you never cited it ya fckn' lyin' sac' o' shit.
I just like typing "ya fckn' lyin' sac' o' shit".
Try it sometime.
Another stint in the nut house? Welcome back.

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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#917945 Jun 3, 2013
Leggy Mountbatten wrote:
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Thus spoke the spineless coward.
lol! Yes you are son!

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Leggy Mountbatten

Denver, CO

#917946 Jun 3, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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You're absolutely right, I believe this pretty much sums up Trayon's position in defending himself against Zimmerman:
(from your own source)
"(3)&#8195;A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony."
George had a fckin' gun and was the one pursuing Martin by his own admission, get a grip.
The violent, women's jewelry stealing, school bus driver assaulting, racist criminal Martin got what he deserved for his illegal and violent assault of the peaceful GZ.

F him and anyone like him.

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Leggy Mountbatten

Denver, CO

#917947 Jun 3, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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You're absolutely right, I believe this pretty much sums up Trayon's position in defending himself against Zimmerman:
(from your own source)
"(3)&#8195;A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony."
George had a fckin' gun and was the one pursuing Martin by his own admission, get a grip.
Liar. and idiot. people with guns intent on murder don't get their faces bashed in first you blithering buffoon. Maybe an imbecile like you would, no one else would. Now stop broadcasting your ignorance.

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Leggy Mountbatten

Denver, CO

#917948 Jun 3, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Yes you are son!
FARTSACK, no work again today?

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#917949 Jun 3, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Suckerberg didn't swindle anyone, but I can understand if you're still jealous...
A Freudian slip?

Guess you think down 37% in a rising market is a good deal.
Leggy Mountbatten

Denver, CO

#917950 Jun 3, 2013
the truth ignorant libs can never admit:

San José State University
Department of Economics

The Nature and the Origin
of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis

There has been a long term American policy of promoting home ownership. This entailed making the financing of home purchases as easy as possible. Various financial institutions were set up over time to make the securing of a mortgage quick and convenient. There once were Savings and Loan Associations that were savings institutions which could only invest in home mortgages. Fannie Mae (the Federal Nation Mortgage Association FNMA) was set up in 1938 to provide a secondary market for home mortgages. This meant that if a bank granted a mortgage to someone and later the bank needed funds the bank could readily sell the mortgage to Fannie Mae. However, in order for lending institutions to have access to the secondary mortgage market of Fannie Mae they had to abide by Fannie Mae's rules.

In the past Fannie Mae prohibited the lenders it was dealing with to engage in the practice of red lining. Red Lining meant that a bank would refuse to finance a home purchase in neighborhoods it consider high risk even if the prospective borrowers were themselves good credit risks. In part, this was because the bank did not want, in the event of default and foreclosure, to become the owner of property in a risky neighborhood. The deeper roots of the problem go back to the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.

In the 1990's under the administration of Franklin Raines, a Clinton Administration appointee, Fannie Mae began to demand that the lending institutions that it dealt with prove that they were not redlining. This meant that the lending institutions would have to fulfill a quota of minority mortgage lending. This in turn meant that the lending agencies would have to lower their standards in terms of such things as down payments and the required incomes. These subprime borrowers would be charged a higher interest rate. Having put the lending agencies into the position of granting subprime mortgages Fannie Mae then had to accept lower standards in the mortgages it purchased. That set the ball rolling. If a bank granted a mortgage to a borrower that was not likely to successfully pay off the mortgage then all the bank had to do was to sell such mortgages to Fannie Mae. The banks typically earned a loan origination fee when the mortgage was granted. The lending agencies could then make substantial profits dealing in subprime mortgages.

Because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made a market for subprime mortgages the lenders did not have to worry about of the soundness of the mortgage contract they wrote. Thus the lenders could write the mortgages as adjustable interest rate mortgages knowing full well that an upturn in the interest rates could easily throw the borrower into insolvency. For example, when the interest rate is 6 percent the mortgage payment for a 30-year $200,000 mortgage is $1199 per month. If the interest rate goes up to 7 percent the mortgage payment would increase by $131 per month, an 11 percent increase. For many of the subprime borrowers living on the edge of insolvency this would be enough to push them over the edge. The guilt for the subprime mortgage financial crisis lies both with the lenders who knowingly put borrowers into booby trapped mortgages and the management of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for making a market for such booby trapped mortgages thus giving the lenders the incentive for writing them.

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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#917951 Jun 3, 2013
Leggy Mountbatten wrote:
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Worthless, fleabagging, freeloading welfare mooches are deserving of deprecating, they're parasites on the backside of society.
You must not think much of your neighbors, lonely man.

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Leggy Mountbatten

Denver, CO

#917952 Jun 3, 2013
All anyone needs to know about the democrat authored mortgage meltdown:

"Because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made a market for subprime mortgages the lenders did not have to worry about of the soundness of the mortgage contract they wrote. Thus the lenders could write the mortgages as adjustable interest rate mortgages knowing full well that an upturn in the interest rates could easily throw the borrower into insolvency. "

Guilty as charged.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#917953 Jun 3, 2013
Homer wrote:
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the police practice of taking DNA samples from people who have been arrested but not convicted of a crime, ruling that it amounts to the 21st century version of fingerprinting.
The ruling was 5-4. Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative, joined three of the court’s more liberal members — Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan — in dissenting.
The five justices in the majority ruled that DNA sampling, after an arrest “for a serious offense” and when officers “bring the suspect to the station to be detained in custody,” does not violate the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of unreasonable searches.
Under those specifications, the court said,“taking and analyzing a cheek swab of the arrestee’s DNA is, like fingerprinting and photographing, a legitimate police booking procedure that is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment.”
Scalia’s siding with the liberals reflects his growing concern over the past five years about privacy, said Tom Goldstein, the publisher of SCOTUSblog, who teaches at Harvard Law School and is a Supreme Court analyst for NBC News.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/03/18...
I wonder how Galt feels about this?
Bad decision.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#917954 Jun 3, 2013
Leggy Mountbatten wrote:
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Another stint in the nut house? Welcome back.
He left you behind in the 'nuthouse'? Listen to your doctors! Get Well!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#917956 Jun 3, 2013
Leggy Mountbatten wrote:
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FARTSACK, no work again today?
You must be taking the wrong dope son.

You should start taking the 'right' one!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#917957 Jun 3, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> No, public option kicks in--Medicare for all . That means that if some republican governors think that they are helping to defy Obamacare which is federal law by refusing to implement it must realize by now that they're obstructing a happy capitalism model of healthcare reform and forcing upon on all of us a Big Government , centrally-planned public option that will become necessary or millions of Americans will die shortened lives and bankrupt. LOL
Not without further legislation, which is unlikely.
Leggy Mountbatten

Denver, CO

#917958 Jun 3, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You don't know that Zimmerman was the one pursuing Martin when the attack occured. Zimmerman has said that was not the case. In fact, about 4 minutes into his call with police, he told them he didn't know where Martin was. Approximately four minutes later, gun shots are heard. No body knows what happened in those four minutes. The final decision of who is right and wrong will be made by jurors based on evidence. Wait for it.
The scene: A Florida court room
The players: The Judge,
defense attorney Perry Mason[me],
DA Hamilton Burger[any member of the circle jerking clown posse],
Trayvons "hoodie",
Baliffs, reporters, etc.

Act one:

Judge: Mr. Burger, present your first witness

Burger: I call Trayvon's "hoodie" to the stand
[bailiff props up "hoodie" in chair]

Burger: Can you tell us what you were doing on the night of Feb. 27th this year?
Hoodie: silence

Burger: Hoodie, can you tell us?

Hoodie: more silence

Mason: Object your honor, the witness is not being responsive!
Judge: Mr. Burger advise your witness to speak up

Burger: Can you speak up Hoodie, the court can't hear you
Hoodie: even more silence

Mason: Move to have this witness dismissed, your Honor, his testimony is irrelevant, immaterial and not based on evidence presented
Judge: so ordered Mr .Burger call your next witness

Burger: I have no more witnesses

Mason: Move for a dismissal, your Honor

Judge: so ordered, the defendent is free to go
Mason[me] thank you your honor.

LMAO
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#917959 Jun 3, 2013
Leggy Mountbatten wrote:
the truth ignorant libs can never admit:
San José State University
Department of Economics
The Nature and the Origin
of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
There has been a long term American policy of promoting home ownership. This entailed making the financing of home purchases as easy as possible. Various financial institutions were set up over time to make the securing of a mortgage quick and convenient. There once were Savings and Loan Associations that were savings institutions which could only invest in home mortgages. Fannie Mae (the Federal Nation Mortgage Association FNMA) was set up in 1938 to provide a secondary market for home mortgages. This meant that if a bank granted a mortgage to someone and later the bank needed funds the bank could readily sell the mortgage to Fannie Mae. However, in order for lending institutions to have access to the secondary mortgage market of Fannie Mae they had to abide by Fannie Mae's rules.
In the past Fannie Mae prohibited the lenders it was dealing with to engage in the practice of red lining. Red Lining meant that a bank would refuse to finance a home purchase in neighborhoods it consider high risk even if the prospective borrowers were themselves good credit risks. In part, this was because the bank did not want, in the event of default and foreclosure, to become the owner of property in a risky neighborhood. The deeper roots of the problem go back to the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.
In the 1990's under the administration of Franklin Raines, a Clinton Administration appointee, Fannie Mae began to demand that the lending institutions that it dealt with prove that they were not redlining. This meant that the lending institutions would have to fulfill a quota of minority mortgage lending. This in turn meant that the lending agencies would have to lower their standards in terms of such things as down payments and the required incomes. These subprime borrowers would be charged a higher interest rate. Because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made a market for subprime mortgages the lenders did not have to worry about of the soundness of the mortgage contract they wrote. Thus the lenders could write the mortgages as adjustable interest rate mortgages knowing full well that an upturn in the interest rates could easily throw the borrower into insolvency. For example, when the interest rate is 6 percent the mortgage payment for a 30-year $200,000 mortgage is $1199 per month. If the interest rate goes up to 7 percent the mortgage payment would increase by $131 per month, an 11 percent increase. For many of the subprime borrowers living on the edge of insolvency this would be enough to push them over the edge. The guilt for the subprime mortgage financial crisis lies both with the lenders who knowingly put borrowers into booby trapped mortgages and the management of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for making a market for such booby trapped mortgages thus giving the lenders the incentive for writing them.
lol! "Because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made a market for subprime mortgages the lenders did not have to worry about of the soundness of the mortgage contract they wrote. Thus the lenders could write the mortgages as adjustable interest rate mortgages knowing full well that an upturn in the interest rates could easily throw the borrower into insolvency..."

Obviously you missed the latest on this. But hey! That's ok. You prefer to be stuck on stupid.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#917961 Jun 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Bad decision.
...but not as bad as the Obamacare decision.

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Leggy Mountbatten

Denver, CO

#917962 Jun 3, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I'm a retard-with-his-finger-up-his- nose sort of way I guess.
we see.

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Leggy Mountbatten

Denver, CO

#917964 Jun 3, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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If Trayvon assaulted Zimmerman, wouldn't his death be a real possibility? Why would his death be Zimmerman's fault? See where I am going with this?
It is up to the prosecution to present a jury with enough evidence to back up THEIR CLAIM of second degree murder. If they can't, Zimmerman walks.
I'm not trying to take sides. Quite the opposite, I have no idea what the outcome will be and I don't care one way or the other since I don't have all the facts. Personally, I honestly don't know if Zimmerman was the assaulter or the assaultee. I'm keeping an open mind and confident the jury will sort things out.
Enough said.
Lawyer, professor and political commentator Alan Dershowitz stopped by America Live Wednesday afternoon, where he shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman case with host Megyn Kelly. In a nutshell: He thinks the case has gone to hell in a widely-publicized handbasket. Specifically, he believes that, if anyone should be tried in this case, it should be Special Prosecutor Angela Corey.

RELATED: CNN’s Toobin On Zimmerman Murder Charge:‘She Threw The Book At Him’

“This affidavit,” he said,“submitted by the prosecutor in the Florida case is a crime. It’s a crime. If she in fact knew about ABC News’ pictures of the bloody head of Zimmerman and failed to include that in the affidavit, this affidavit is not the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”

He also took the prosecution to task for having used the passive voice —“a struggle ensued”— to describe the altercation that allegedly took place between Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin leading up to Trayvon’s death without adding pertinent evidence and details, such as whether Martin had been on top of Zimmerman, thus able to bash his head against the pavement as Zimmerman has claimed.

The prosecution’s goal, Dershowitz explained, is to present all the details and evidence of the case in order to pursue justice, not merely to seek justice solely for one side of the case. And “you don’t indict based on false information,” he told Kelly.

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