Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236824 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924169 Jun 13, 2013
Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
<quoted text> Im BLACK and I say that NOW why wait its not about race is it
Yes, mostly, unfortunately.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924170 Jun 13, 2013
Undermining the Fourth Amendment: NSA Memos Expose Obama Administration’s Lies about Wiretapping
National Security Agency internal memorandums made public over a decade ago refute the Obama administration’s claims that its vast domestic surveillance program are being carried out as part of a “war on terror.”

Plans to carry out the abrogation of basic democratic rights were well underway at least ten months before the “global war on terror” was launched in the aftermath of the still unexplained events of September 11th, 2001.

The “Transition 2001” memo, published internally by the NSA at the end of 2000 in preparation for the inauguration of President George W. Bush, discloses a decade-old plan to undermine the foundations of the Fourth Amendment. The heavily-redacted document was made public by a Freedom of Information Act request filed by a George Washington University professor.

The Fourth Amendment states that “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”

The 2000 NSA memo expresses the view that this basic democratic right is not compatible with the repressive needs of the state:

“The Fourth Amendment is as applicable to eSIGNINT [electronic signal intelligence] as it is to the SIGINT of yesterday and today. The Information Age will however cause us to rethink and reapply the procedures, policies and authorities born in an earlier electronic surveillance environment.”[emphasis added.]

“Make no mistake,” the memo continues,“NSA can and will perform its missions consistent with the Fourth Amendment and all applicable laws. But senior leadership must understand that today’s and tomorrow’s mission will demand a powerful, permanent presence on a global telecommunications network that will host the ‘protected’ communications of Americans as well as the targeted communications of adversaries.”[emphasis added.]

The Fourth Amendment contains no “however” or “but” clauses, as the authors of the memo attempt to imply. The language “shall not be violated” clearly indicates that the constitution’s authors intended no such exceptions.

Moreover, the fact that the NSA employed quotation marks when referencing “protected” constitutional rights signifies the level of contempt with which large sections of the ruling class view the basic democratic rights of the American people.
OBAMA IS NOTHING MORE THAN ANOTHER PAID LIAR
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924171 Jun 13, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>What black population centers are you referring to ?
Pick a major city, with few exceptions.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#924172 Jun 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Not only minimizing such crossings to negligible levels, but also strict monitoring of temporary visas to prevent aliens from overstaying their permission.
I say go after employers.

Oops! But that would hurt the gop!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924174 Jun 13, 2013
Terrance Brown, 40, is on trial in South Florida for allegedly conspiring with four other men to hijack armored trucks delivering cash to banks in 2010. All have pleaded not guilty. But now Brown has come up with a unique defense: he wants the National Security Agency to turn over his phone records to the court to demonstrate his innocence.

The case, which is taking place in federal court, involves phone records – the FBI and prosecutors have been using cellphone records to demonstrate the men’s locations near the robbery attempts. The prosecution said that it was unable to get cellphone records from the time before September 2010 because the phone carrier had destroyed the records.

But Brown has new hope: his lawyer, Marshall Dore Louis, filed documents requesting NSA documents showing phone location records for Brown’s cellphones on the night of one of the robberies.“The president of the United States has recognized this program has been ongoing since 2006,” wrote Louis,“to gather the phone numbers [and related information] of everybody including my client in 2010.”

The judge, Robin Rosenbaum, gave the prosecutors a few weeks to respond.“There are security procedures that must be followed,” said Assistant US Attorney Michael Walleisa. One prosecutor, Michael Gilfarb, said that the information might not be relevant, depending on whether Brown carried his phone that night, given the fact that Brown’s wife said he didn’t have a cellphone at that time.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#924175 Jun 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Not only minimizing such crossings to negligible levels, but also strict monitoring of temporary visas to prevent aliens from overstaying their permission.
How many is negligible?

There comes a point where the expense with out weigh the benefits.

Republicans can put on a tight restriction & then never fund border security to a level to achieve their idea of border security - voiding the immigration bill.

You know, like the Republicans are trying not to fund the ACA.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#924176 Jun 13, 2013
Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
IF the SUBURBAN LIBERAL AND THE URBAN DEMOCRAT TEACHERS WERE SO GO AT SPELLING WHY ARE THE CHILDREN OF URBAN DEMOCRATS doing well in school oh I forgot they are taught EBONICS BY LEOSANA so they wont do well on STANDARD EXAMS also why wasn't fluent in EBONICS why doesnt he give his speeches in EBONICS
You must realize this contains so many errors that it makes no sense at all...you don't seem to be so "GO" at much. LOL Quick, have hydraboy look up sentence structure on Wiki...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924177 Jun 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> How many is negligible?
There comes a point where the expense with out weigh the benefits.
Republicans can put on a tight restriction & then never fund border security to a level to achieve their idea of border security - voiding the immigration bill.
You know, like the Republicans are trying not to fund the ACA.
Pick a number...less than 10,000 per year work for you?

The benefits of preserving our borders, language, and culture are worth the cost.
SHADOW

Boerne, TX

#924178 Jun 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
More on the war on women by republicans:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has thrown his support behind an anti-abortion measure that’s currently moving through the state legislature, saying he will sign the bill into law if it makes it to his desk. SB 206 would require women to undergo an ultrasound before getting an abortion — which would mandate an invasive transvaginal probe for some of the women who seek early abortions in their first trimester — and force one of the state’s last abortion clinics to close its doors
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/06/12/21...
Translation for those of you in boca raton fl-------
More on the war on murders who kill innocent un-born children.
Good for Gov Walker! Close those baby butcher shops.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924179 Jun 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Pick a major city, with few exceptions.
ATLANTA, COMPTON LA, BATON ROUGE,EAST NEW YORK BK,ANYWHERE IN THE BRONX, on and on

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Non real estate

#924180 Jun 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
They are devotees of Obama and will not be concerned as long as the Messiah is in office.
When Obama is out of power, f*ck them.
Many of those that are concerned will help him out of power, A good thing.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924181 Jun 13, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I say go after employers.
Oops! But that would hurt the gop!
ALSO AMERICANS looking FOR WORK WOULD BE HURT BUT AS LONG AS OBAMA HAS A JOB YOU dont CARE so BLACK AMERICANS WOULD BE HURT SINGLE MOTHERS LOOKING FOR WORK WOULD BE HURT WHERE ARE THE JOBS FROM OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS OR THAT DOES MATTER ANYMORE to you RICH FOLKS AT THE TOP who CELEBRATE OBAMA AND HAVE DRINKS AT THE WHITEHOUSE WITH HIM AND MICHELLE AND OLAY GOLF WITH OBAMA lolololclowns
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#924182 Jun 13, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I say go after employers.
Oops! But that would hurt the gop!
It would also grow the federal and certain state governments in a very significant way.

Rubio is telling one story in Spanish and a completely different one in English, that shyt won't fly very far when there at least ten important Hispanic Dem's who can smack that little puta silly.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#924183 Jun 13, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
"Bush did it, too!"
"It's all Bush's fault!"
"Bush did it, too!"
"It's all Bush's fault!"
"Bush did it, too!"
"It's all Bush's fault!"
"Bush did it, too!"
"It's all Bush's fault!"
"Bush did it, too!"
"It's all Bush's fault!"
Will you clowns make up your minds? One side of your mouth says Bush was such a great president that Obama is just doing what Bush did. The other side of your mouth says everything is all Bush's fault.
Let's start with what should be obvious. Bush isn't the president. We are concerned with what is happening today.
There is no comparison between anything that happened when Bush was president and the attempt to install an Orwellian dictatorship today.
Eric Holder is running guns for Mexican drug cartels.
Janet Napolitano is preparing for a major war against the American people.
The government built an 80-million dollar facility for the sole purpose of subjectively spying on the population.
Obama wants to use weaponized drones on the American population.
... and on, and on, and on.
But, let's get to the very core of the discussion. Here is the rule that must be complied with, or we fight a war over this:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
This is non-negotiable. You must comply with this.... or we fight. If you choose to fight a war over this principle, ultimately the winners will most certainly hang the losers. So, don't whine and cry if it's your neck that noose gets put around. Take it like a man. You started it.
who started it?

some guy who was bound and determined, long before 9/11, to start a war with Iraq. then said guy had to lie about terrorists ties to Iraq so we could start having all of our phones calls listened to by Bush political appointees, who i'm just so sure never ever reported someone who might have disparaged Bush.

so can you tell me...where can i buy a unicorn?
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924184 Jun 13, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You must realize this contains so many errors that it makes no sense at all...you don't seem to be so "GO" at much. LOL Quick, have hydraboy look up sentence structure on Wiki...
NO I WRITE IN EBONICS DUMMY lolololo this ITCH wanted to teach BLACK children EBONICS and THIS O comes on hare correcting everywon FU OH

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#924185 Jun 13, 2013
Most are no longer coming from Mexico but further south and the middle east and Africa.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#924186 Jun 13, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>It's spot on and millions of us citizens agree.
Privacy is important and part of our basic foundation as a nation.
We shouldn't tolerate a tyrannical organization for one second.
Snowden is a hero, many, many think.
You know, sooner or later there will be someone who sees what's going on in the White House and tells all. We'll have some very tough decisions to make then. I can see where there are capital treason offenses that are likely to be discovered when they have to turn the power of the White House over to the next administration.
I don't think they have a plan to ever leave.
The information coming out of this administration probably isn't going to get any prettier, and it will probably get very ugly evicting them.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#924187 Jun 13, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Hypocrite! The title of it even states it's a socialistic program. So you're really the socialist with no room to point your nubby fingers. You're a fan of socialism as long as it supports you, HYPOCRITE!
"ny racist"
Hear this asshole. I had no choice, monies were taken from my pay and put into this system for more than 50 years. Monies are still being taken out.
SS does not support me. Without SS my our life style would change not at all. SS is walking around monies, beer money, fun money.
If you ever get to Spokane, let me know. I will treat you to an ice cold Kokanee Gold at Jack and Dan's. Maybe that would put a little lead in your pencil.
Peace
KMA
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924188 Jun 13, 2013
ONE BIG MINSTREL SHOW AFTER ANOTHER Meet the 'Love Gov': Chris Christie follows in Obama's footsteps as he slow jams the news with Jimmy Fallon

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has followed in President Obama's footsteps by slow jamming the news with Jimmy Fallon.

The politician, branded the 'Love Gov' by Fallon, delivered a cool performance on Wednesday as he attempted to defend his decision to hold a special election to fill late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's seat.

But as well as politics, there were jokes about his weight and sexual innuendos - and Christie avoided questions about whether he'd also be following in Obama's footsteps with a 2016 White House bid.
After he refused to say whether or not he'd be running, The Roots, who provided the backing music for the slow jam, burst into 'Born to Run' by Christie's hero, Bruce Springsteen

IS THIS IT DO A JIG AND THE BOO BOOs WILL VOTE

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#924189 Jun 13, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Because you type this
does not make it valid.
Republicans seem not progressing with scandals instead of party unity
LOL
Shall I direct you to the video of the Congressional hearing in 2004 where Democrats were mad as hell because Republicans dared to suggest reining in Fannie and Freddie?

It was Maxine Waters, I believe, who described the hearing - after calling into question the decisions made by former director of Fannie and Freddie, Franklin Raines - a "public lynching". It helped the drama and her outrage that Raines was also black.

I mean to tell you...every Democrat there was fit to be tied!

Would you like for me to share the video? Seeing is believing.

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