Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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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

Yellowknife NT

#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.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#924190 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.
Oh then why isn't Manning a "hero" as well ? or Julian Assange for WikiLeaks. If we are handing out labels, lets not get discriminating about it. After all all three exposed things the Government did not want you to know about.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#924191 Jun 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
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?
"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!"

... anything to avoid talking about the real issue.

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.

Yup. We'll most likely have to fight another war over the principles written in the Constitution.

What do you think? Do you think the Democrats are willing to fight a war to eliminate the Constitution?
Or, do you think they plan to fight a war to stay in the White House so a follow-on administration can't discover all the treason going on there now?
I'm thinking, considering there are Wahhabists in the White House while Wahhabism is at war with the United States, it is likely there are hanging offenses happening.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#924192 Jun 13, 2013
HELL (The Borowitz Report)—Word that the News Corporation chief executive Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife, Wendi Deng, came as a “total surprise” to longtime Murdoch confidant Satan, the Lord of the Underworld said today.

“I am totally blindsided by this,” Satan told reporters.“He and I talk every day.”

Citing his long history with the media titan, the Hound of Hell said,“We go way back. I gave him the idea for Fox News. I told him to hire Roger Ailes. That’s why this is such a shock.”

A frequent dining companion of the Murdochs, Satan said he “didn’t have a clue that they were having problems.”
A frequent dining companion of the Murdochs, Satan said he “didn’t have a clue that they were having problems.”

“I’ve had dozens of dinners with them in the Hamptons,” he said.“Did they bicker? No more than other couples. But they seemed to be on the same page about all the important things, like creating corrupt media monopolies and buying politicians. I thought they were for keeps.”

Adding that he “cares deeply about his friends,” Satan said the news about the Murdochs had hit him especially hard:“I was just starting to get over the Putins.”

The Prince of Darkness said he first got word of the Murdoch divorce about an hour before the official announcement:“My banker at Goldman Sachs called and told me to sell my News Corp. stock right away.”

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#924193 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.
"DBWriter"
I am sure you have noted that the left wing loons, i.e. "real dumb", "sonic", "silly", "homo" etal have one thing in common blame Bush. But what else do they have they can not point to any positives from the reign of the boy nobama, there are none. Shit his signature act nobamakare is not popular with a majority of American's and will be even more unpopular when the full effects start hitting them
Peace
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#924194 Jun 13, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Realtime knows all the muckety-mucks in town up close, all the time schmoozing and personal at the local bathhouse civic organizations. Realtime gets a good chuckle out of railroading and hating on Hispanics all the time.

It's the culture...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#924195 Jun 13, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
lol! Keep preaching your doom and gloom son.

That's the only way you idiots seem to know!
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924196 Jun 13, 2013
Given his calm and reasoned academic demeanor, it is easy to miss just how provocative Erik Brynjolfsson’s contention really is.­Brynjolfsson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his collaborator and coauthor Andrew McAfee have been arguing for the last year and a half that impressive advances in computer technology—from improved industrial robotics to automated translation services—are largely behind the sluggish employment growth of the last 10 to 15 years. Even more ominous for workers, the MIT academics foresee dismal prospects for many types of jobs as these powerful new technologies are increasingly adopted not only in manufacturing, clerical, and retail work but in professions such as law, financial services, education, and medicine.

That robots, automation, and software can replace people might seem obvious to anyone who’s worked in automotive manufacturing or as a travel agent. But Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s claim is more troubling and controversial. They believe that rapid technological change has been destroying jobs faster than it is creating them, contributing to the stagnation of median income and the growth of inequality in the United States. And, they suspect, something similar is happening in other technologically advanced countries.

Perhaps the most damning piece of evidence, according to Brynjolfsson, is a chart that only an economist could love. In economics, productivity—the amount of economic value created for a given unit of input, such as an hour of labor—is a crucial indicator of growth and wealth creation. It is a measure of progress. On the chart Brynjolfsson likes to show, separate lines represent productivity and total employment in the United States. For years after World War II, the two lines closely tracked each other, with increases in jobs corresponding to increases in productivity. The pattern is clear: as businesses generated more value from their workers, the country as a whole became richer, which fueled more economic activity and created even more jobs. Then, beginning in 2000, the lines diverge; productivity continues to rise robustly, but employment suddenly wilts. By 2011, a significant gap appears between the two lines, showing economic growth with no parallel increase in job creation. Brynjolfsson and McAfee call it the “great decoupling.” And Brynjolfsson says he is confident that technology is behind both the healthy growth in productivity and the weak growth in jobs.

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Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924197 Jun 13, 2013
Race Against the Machine, the 2011 book in which they laid out much of their argument, because they wanted to explain the economic benefits of these new technologies (Brynjolfsson spent much of the 1990s sniffing out evidence that information technology was boosting rates of productivity). But it became clear to them that the same technologies making many jobs safer, easier, and more productive were also reducing the demand for many types of human workers.

Anecdotal evidence that digital technologies threaten jobs is, of course, everywhere. Robots and advanced automation have been common in many types of manufacturing for decades. In the United States and China, the world’s manufacturing powerhouses, fewer people work in manufacturing today than in 1997, thanks at least in part to automation. Modern automotive plants, many of which were transformed by industrial robotics in the 1980s, routinely use machines that autonomously weld and paint body parts—tasks that were once handled by humans. Most recently, industrial robots like Rethink Robotics’ Baxter (see “The Blue-Collar Robot,” May/June 2013), more flexible and far cheaper than their predecessors, have been introduced to perform simple jobs for small manufacturers in a variety of sectors. The website of a Silicon Valley startup called Industrial Perception features a video of the robot it has designed for use in warehouses picking up and throwing boxes like a bored elephant. And such sensations as Google’s driverless car suggest what automation might be able to accomplish someday soon.

A less dramatic change, but one with a potentially far larger impact on employment, is taking place in clerical work and professional services. Technologies like the Web, artificial intelligence, big data, and improved analytics—all made possible by the ever increasing availability of cheap computing power and storage capacity—are automating many routine tasks. Countless traditional white-collar jobs, such as many in the post office and in customer service, have disappeared. W. Brian Arthur, a visiting researcher at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center’s intelligence systems lab and a former economics professor at Stanford University, calls it the “autonomous economy.” It’s far more subtle than the idea of robots and automation doing human jobs, he says: it involves “digital processes talking to other digital processes and creating new processes,” enabling us to do many things with fewer people and making yet other

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