Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1782162 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

#918994 Jun 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
That said, military courts operate under different rules than civilian courts. The accused has no right to use the court as a propaganda platform. Judges in both civilian and military courts have fairly wide latitude to exclude irrelevant testimony. They also have the right to terminate self-representation if necessary to assure a fair trial. This court has been far too tolerant of the unreasonable demands of the terrorist.
For all of George Zimmerman fans, it's a good thing that he wasn't tried in a military court.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#918995 Jun 5, 2013
This is one of the Most Corrupt administrations in History, like they say ‘You can take the boy out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Thuggery out of the boy!!

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#918996 Jun 5, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Well lets see. Out of a 365 day year Saturday and Sunday take up 104 days. That brings it down to 261 days. The federal government takes off what 50 days a year for holidays (a guess). That brings it down to 211 days. A minimum of two weeks vacation brings it down to 201. Oh the logs they are specifically referring to are after the 2010 mid-terms when the democrats got their butts handed to them. So that would be 2011-2012. So 201 times two is 402. 3 times 161 is 483. Yeah right!!!
LOL. Good spin, but no cigar. There are only 10 Federal holidays, the Federal government doesn't close down when someone takes a two week vacation and the logs started in October, 2009...not after the 2010 mid-terms. Must say you have certainly learned well about smoke and mirrors at the knee of Faux News.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#918997 Jun 5, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Answering questions posed by the opposition would mean betrayal. "Useful idiots" don't do that. They might be considered clear thinkers or, even worse, honest with themselves.
Horror of horrors.
It sure would, they might have to act on their answers, and that isn't going to happen.. Look at Susan Rice... She lies, and gets a better job? Such a deal I gots for you??
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918998 Jun 5, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>So he has the right to self represent and to question his accusers and any witnesses? You've said nothing different.
The US Constitution says nothing about a "right" to self-representation. As a practical matter, any defendant self-representing himself could cause mistrial after mistrial if he so chose, grinding the system to a halt. Or could put on such an ineffective defense that he would have an automatic appeal based on ineffective counsel.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#918999 Jun 5, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, as a U.S. citizen he still has rights. Write your congress person have them get rid of the 6th Amendment if you don't like it. The law is the law it cannot be changed for your personal satisfaction.
U.S. Constitution - Amendment 6

Amendment 6 - Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the

>>--> Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_Am6.html

Does NOT say in his own defense!
An "assistance of counsel" would have "ETHICAL duties" to GO by!

The way he is doing it is NOT ethical!

It's in no way, shape or form ... moral!
Morality IS what is supposed to RULE in this Country!

The Constitution was written for a MORAL people.
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Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
~~John Adams is a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and our second President.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#919000 Jun 5, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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If one cannot read the bigger "picture books", to follow historical events timeline, and then apply logical rationality.
You poor illetirate thing.
Whatcha gonna do if yer employer drops your health ins-and subjects you to the IRS now Militia gestapo?
I am my employer & why would I drop insurance for my employees?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#919001 Jun 5, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Take it up with the Supreme Court - See Faretta v. California
Wiki-wizard Homer omitted the rest of the story because it does not support his argument:

However, under Godinez v. Moran, 509 U.S. 389 (1993), a court can require a defendant to be represented by counsel if it believes the accused less than fully competent to adequately proceed without counsel. In Martinez v. Court of Appeal of California, 528 U.S. 152 (2000), the Supreme Court ruled the right to pro se representation did not apply to appellate courts. In Indiana v. Edwards, 554 U.S. 164 (2008), the Court ruled that a criminal defendant could be simultaneously competent to stand trial and yet not competent to represent himself.

In Bounds v. Smith, 430 U.S. 817 (1977), the Supreme Court held that the constitutional right of "meaningful access to the courts" can be satisfied by counsel or access to legal materials. Bounds has been interpreted by several United States courts of appeals to mean a pro se defendant does not have a constitutional right to access a prison law library to research his defense when access to the courts has been provided through appointed counsel.[20]

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#919002 Jun 5, 2013
TSM wrote:
This is one of the Most Corrupt administrations in History, like they say ‘You can take the boy out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Thuggery out of the boy!!
You wish because you're still sore that your republican white-bread candidate (already proved to be the biggest liar in American politics ever)lost to an American Black man democrat.(Twice!):-D

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#919003 Jun 5, 2013
TSM wrote:
This is one of the Most Corrupt administrations in History, like they say ‘You can take the boy out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Thuggery out of the boy!!
Go peddle your sour grapes someplace else.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#919004 Jun 5, 2013
TSM wrote:
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Galt there’s always an exception to the Rules and this is one of those Situations, if she was 12 this might not have been an issue!! I appreciate you discussion, but (Galt) if it takes a mother using the Media to draw attention to saving Her Daughter Life more Power to Her!!
If there are sound medical reasons why adult hearts are limited to adults and juvenile hearts to juveniles, then the correct procedure is being followed. If not, then the criteria should be changed.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#919005 Jun 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Food stamps re primarily to make sure aid is used to feed the children.
So, you want parents to feel so embarrassed that they don't use food stamps & their children suffer?
On this we will respectfully disagree. It is a fact that when the stigma of using food stamps was removed, people became more comfortable with being on welfare. People should never be complacent on welfare. Parents will not stop using food stamps just because they must endure the stares of other people. IMO, those stares were a motivating factor in people bettering their lives. Allowing to hide behind an EBT card is obviously not the answer.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#919006 Jun 5, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>It's a stupid question. He gave a more than adequate response. You know the old saying 'ask a silly question...
Why did Schulman fail to mention that he had only visited the White House 11 times (if that is true)?

His response was assinine.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#919007 Jun 5, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer will defer to the military judge who has allowed this ahole to represent himself. I'm guessing he knows military law better than old Flack.
Will Homer defer to the judge when the judge terminates that right if necessary?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#919008 Jun 5, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>If not for O'bamacare and its endless rash of regulations...this would not be happening.
hmmmm.... maybe israel has less?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#919009 Jun 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Meaning that we have no meaningful security against terrorism, because the idiot Susan Rice denies that terrorism exists.
Let's hope we can survive another 3-1/2 years until we can dump this crowd.
Heck, bushie boy was at battle stations in August 2001.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#919010 Jun 5, 2013
American Lady wrote:
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WE can NOT survive THIS admin as is.
Something HAS TO give.
Pronto!
Your attitude.....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#919011 Jun 5, 2013
TSM wrote:
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Galt there’s always an exception to the Rules and this is one of those Situations, if she was 12 this might not have been an issue!! I appreciate you discussion, but (Galt) if it takes a mother using the Media to draw attention to saving Her Daughter Life more Power to Her!!
The larger point is that the government should not be involved in a decision of this type in any way whatsoever.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#919012 Jun 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Political hacks like Sebelius should have no role in making medical decisions or setting medical policy.
Galt agrees with Sebelius.'Sibelius argued that she would review the policy relating to lung allocations to try and make them more available to children who need one, but she was leaving the decision on who receives the organ transplant up to doctors and hospital officials.( there were three other children of the same age as the little girl waiting for a lung transplant too)
American Lady

Danville, KY

#919013 Jun 5, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Your attitude.....
NO! The feeling of a LOT of people in this country!
It's BOILING!

Do you WANT it to BOIL over?

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