Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1417856 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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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#918278 Jun 4, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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Haha! For your next trick, you will tell us you are going to lunch with Elvis. You are truly a nutcase. Democrats like you are insane morons.
For my next 'trick', I'd like to ask the Topix audience where 's the 'science' backing up Rush Limbaugh's claim that President Obama is to blame for tornadoes and hurricanes striking the U.S. A.? Check this out: http://www.politicususa.com/rush-limbaugh-cla...

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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#918279 Jun 4, 2013
Charles R Darwin wrote:
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Who the hell cares if HW was having an affair? Who the hell cares about Clinton having an affair? All we should care about is the blatant misuse of power originating from the current administration.
Can you puleeze stop trying to deflect and deal with the overt breaches of the law that we are just beginning to see?
Aunt Bettie Lou cares about the adulterous affairs of President Clinton. Go ask her what is her 'purpose in deflecting away from the topic of I R S policy at going after tax evaders?

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John Galt

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#918280 Jun 4, 2013
Black Mob Threatens Legislature

RALEIGH, N.C.(AP)— More than 100 people were arrested Monday at the largest demonstration yet of the North Carolina NAACP’s weeks-long protest of the conservative policies of the Republican-led General Assembly.

Police estimated that roughly 1,000 people attended a rally late Monday afternoon behind the Legislative Building on Halifax Mall. Hundreds then entered the building. Upwards of 150 people were arrested outside the doors to the state Senate chambers, where demonstrators chanted, sang and delivered speeches decrying what they called a regressive agenda that neglects the poor.

Activist groups estimated the crowd at about 1,600.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has been holding weekly protests in Raleigh since mid-April, and what started with 17 arrests and tens of supporters back then has grown every week, bringing the total number of arrests to nearly 300 after five weeks of protests.

Groups ranging from abortion-rights supporters to environmentalists and public educators have joined the rallies, which have attracted people from Greensboro to Rocky Mount.

Protesters have been seeking to call attention to the rightward shift of the state legislature, which was dominated for decades by moderate Democrats.

In the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans captured both chambers of the legislature for the first time in more than 100 years. They’ve since built veto-proof majorities and taken control of the governor’s mansion while lawmakers have pushed a conservative agenda on social programs, criminal justice, taxes, education, voting rights and other areas.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918281 Jun 4, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Meanwhile, the US is sending F-16's and Patriot missiles to Jordan.
More war-mongering by Obama.

A huge mistake.

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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#918282 Jun 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Obama Mob Uses Secret E-Mail Accounts to Hide Their Crimes
WASHINGTON (AP)- Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press.
The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery: Most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over lists of political appointees' email addresses, which the AP sought under the Freedom of Information Act more than three months ago. The Labor Department initially asked the AP to pay more than $1 million for its email addresses.
The AP asked for the addresses following last year's disclosures that the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency had used separate email accounts at work. The practice is separate from officials who use personal, non-government email accounts for work, which generally is discouraged - but often happens anyway - due to laws requiring that most federal records be preserved.
The secret email accounts complicate an agency's legal responsibilities to find and turn over emails in response to congressional or internal investigations, civil lawsuits or public records requests because employees assigned to compile such responses would necessarily need to know about the accounts to search them. Secret accounts also drive perceptions that government officials are trying to hide actions or decisions.
"What happens when that person doesn't work there anymore? He leaves and someone makes a request (to review emails) in two years," said Kel McClanahan, executive director of National Security Counselors, an open government group. "Who's going to know to search the other accounts? You would hope that agencies doing this would keep a list of aliases in a desk drawer, but you know that isn't happening."
I think that it's a great idea to block the incessant spammers trying to shut-down government operations by stuffing e-mail boxes with junk. Have republicans gone from trying to stuff ballot boxes to stuffing government officials e-mail accounts with junk mail to defeat Obama?

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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#918284 Jun 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Black Mob Threatens Legislature
RALEIGH, N.C.(AP)— More than 100 people were arrested Monday at the largest demonstration yet of the North Carolina NAACP’s weeks-long protest of the conservative policies of the Republican-led General Assembly.
Police estimated that roughly 1,000 people attended a rally late Monday afternoon behind the Legislative Building on Halifax Mall. Hundreds then entered the building. Upwards of 150 people were arrested outside the doors to the state Senate chambers, where demonstrators chanted, sang and delivered speeches decrying what they called a regressive agenda that neglects the poor.
Activist groups estimated the crowd at about 1,600.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has been holding weekly protests in Raleigh since mid-April, and what started with 17 arrests and tens of supporters back then has grown every week, bringing the total number of arrests to nearly 300 after five weeks of protests.
Groups ranging from abortion-rights supporters to environmentalists and public educators have joined the rallies, which have attracted people from Greensboro to Rocky Mount.
Protesters have been seeking to call attention to the rightward shift of the state legislature, which was dominated for decades by moderate Democrats.
In the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans captured both chambers of the legislature for the first time in more than 100 years. They’ve since built veto-proof majorities and taken control of the governor’s mansion while lawmakers have pushed a conservative agenda on social programs, criminal justice, taxes, education, voting rights and other areas.
Voter ID laws is the new Jim Crow.

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Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#918285 Jun 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> For my next 'trick', I'd like to ask the Topix audience where 's the 'science' backing up Rush Limbaugh's claim that President Obama is to blame for tornadoes and hurricanes striking the U.S. A.? Check this out: http://www.politicususa.com/rush-limbaugh-cla...
They made this song for you around 1972

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918286 Jun 4, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Not. all kids are college material but all colleges are bastions of liberal propaganda, many with a political purpose.
Intelligent Conservative students can attend Ivy League colleges without being indoctrinated.

However, they need to be careful about expressing their views if they want to survive.

Many do.

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Lincoln

United States

#918287 Jun 4, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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You can't cooperate and unite with those who want to kill and conquer with an evil intent of total power over the masses.
Otherwise, there would not have been WWII.
We'd also be one big happy family with Communist regimes and sitting around peace talk tables with Iran and al Qaeda.
The world just doesn't work like that.
When you're being mercilessly bullied, you only have two choices. Continue getting the snot beat out of you or find a way to fight back and get the upper hand.
Cooperating and uniting is not even an option.
Who do you want us to cooperate and unite with exactly?
Cooperating between the two American Political parties for the good of America is what I meant.

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“Peace on Earth”

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#918288 Jun 4, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! They're confused now.
You're hitting them with reality and they just can't take it!
LOL. Their "sense of reality" encompasses reality TV and sensationalized journalism. Unable to deal with reality, they find a are forced to spin the truth. Then when hit with reality, they change the subject.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918289 Jun 4, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Former Republican congressman and "thief" Duke Cunningham was transferred from Federal Prison to a halfway house where he'll complete his sentence.
Although no excuse for his crimes, Duke Cunningham was also a Vietnam War ace pilot, TOPGUN instructor, and 20-year US Navy veteran.

Criticism of this man from the likes of you is disgusting.

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Lincoln

United States

#918290 Jun 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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More war-mongering by Obama.
A huge mistake.
President George H W Bush and President Obama both seem to understand the use of the Air Force over ground forces. No fly zones have less casualties.
No more land wars in Asia!

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918291 Jun 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So how does a 20 year old get a down payment for a mortgage? Did Mommy help you?
Hard work.

You people should try it.
NJ raider 1

Orange, NJ

#918292 Jun 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Walking while black with a hoodie on scared poor fatty Zimmerman.
If they're racist, just say it! Why lie & make themselves look stupid by saying a kid eating skittles & drinking a soda, while wearing a white hoodie is or was a thug probing the neighborhood casing houses? Everyone knows burglars in robbers wear all black in hopes of not being seen. The entire case is stupid. What does it matter if Zimmerman's back was dirty or, the back of his head split open? We know there was a fight that Zimmerman provoked. He started a fight with a teenager & couldn't hold his own so he shot him. All the rest of the trial is irrelevant!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918294 Jun 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Yes, and here's a super example of taking action to fix a problem:
Gary Wozniak is cultivating an urban farming initiative in Detroit that he says could create 18,000 new jobs in the city over the next two decades. Those kind of numbers are likely to perk up the ears of job-seekers in the Motor City, where the unemployment rate hovers around 23 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Wozniak, a former financial consultant, is the driving force behind a nonprofit called RecoveryPark, which is developing three separate but related agricultural projects: an urban farm spread out over a 2,475-acre zone on Detroit's east side, a food processing center and an indoor fish farm.(Click here for a slideshow of Detroit's up-and-coming development projects.)
Talk about large-scale urban agriculture in Detroit in recent years has largely focused on financial services magnate John Hantz, whose plan for the world's largest urban farm evolved into a deal last year to create a 140-acre commercial tree-farming operation in the city.
The nonprofit RecoveryPark, initiated in 2008, has a very different focus. The operation is looking to hire ex-prisoners and recovering drug addicts, people who usually face barriers to employment. That's a mission close to Wozniak's heart; a recovering addict who spent three and a half years in federal prison because of drug-related activity, the project is a chance for him to give back to others who are recovering.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/03/reco...
An admission of complete and total failure, but probably the best use for an urban wasteland.

Question is, can the natives be taught farming?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#918295 Jun 4, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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(This might post twice and sorry if it does.)
Since I'm not privy to all the evidence, I'm only going by what some are saying is known to be fact.
But my question has always been who is most responsible for the confronation having taken place to begin with? And did Zimmerman put himself in the position of being attacked unnecessarily?
Both answers in my opinion are Zimmerman and yes. Zimmerman is most responsible for leaving his house after being told not to and getting out of his car before the police arrived and, therefore, put himself in the position of being attacked.
Whatever good intentions he may have had, in my opinion Zimmerman took on the role of vigilante as soon as he left his house with a gun.
Neighborhood watches cannot pursue people with guns even based on suspicion and even with good intentions. No one would be safe in any neighborhood.
Again, that's my opinion. The evidence may prove otherwise. And I could be wrong.
Zimmerman supporters are of the opinion the engagement didn't occur until the first physical contact occurred. Their claim is since Zimmerman appears to have suffered the most damage, he must be the victim by assumption.

They also take the position that Zimmerman was always in the right to do anything he claims he did. What they don't do is give the same assumptive reasoning to Martin. If you listen to their arguments, it's almost as if they treat Zimmerman as some sort of law enforcement officer simply doing his duty. Or at the very least, someone who has something similar to police powers.

How this plays out in court is going to be interesting. Because as of right now, it would appear the law is designed to enforce the last man standing as the winner by default.

And I suspect this worries Florida officials.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918296 Jun 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is simultaneously naming three nominees to the understaffed federal appeals court in Washington, setting up an aggressive push against Senate Republicans who are trying to keep him from naming any more judges to the influential circuit.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/04/obam... ?
Most likely leftwing affirmative action trash.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#918297 Jun 4, 2013
Old Crazy Goober wrote:
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Hi dummy. Apple & Oranges.
I name a former Democrat President & Vice President dissing the USA/Bush on foreign soil, which up until then, was unprecedented.
You on the other hand, take offense to freedom of speech and people who have opinions different than your Reichstag.
Moron.
This is beginning to sound like the 'take the country back' speech from right wingers...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#918298 Jun 4, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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LOL. Their "sense of reality" encompasses reality TV and sensationalized journalism. Unable to deal with reality, they find a are forced to spin the truth. Then when hit with reality, they change the subject.
Fart news, breitbart, townhall, etc.... yep!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#918299 Jun 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Although no excuse for his crimes, Duke Cunningham was also a Vietnam War ace pilot, TOPGUN instructor, and 20-year US Navy veteran.
Criticism of this man from the likes of you is disgusting.
Why?

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