Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1262828 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

#924689 Jun 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I agree, and holding and reading an actual book has to be better than holding a kindle.
Agree. However, many libraries are spending more on computers and electronic media than on books.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#924690 Jun 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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kindle is a whole library when traveling.
Real books have their charm.
Too many dependent on the web as an education.
One can be very "fleeting", while the other is much more structurally sound.
Even more so-in books.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#924691 Jun 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt is in complete agreement with your last paragraph.
Insider sheds light on Syria's chemical arms

Former scientist for country's programme says the regime used sarin agent in small quantities to halt rebel advances.

Some Western intelligence agencies believe that Syria also has access to tabun nerve agent, but the chemist said these reports are untrue.

The regime and rebels have accused each other of using chemical weapons on several occasions, and the issue has come to dominate recent debate about the two-year-long conflict.

While the US and Britain say they have "credible evidence" that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, and Turkey said its hospitals treated patients exposed to chemical attack, a UN human rights inquiry said it had "no conclusive findings on use of chemical weapons".

The chemist said he fled the country before December 23, 2012, when the first claims emerged about the regime’s use of chemical weapons in the neighbourhood of Khaldiyeh, in the city of Homs. The neighbourhood is strategic because it divides Sunnis and largely pro-government Alawites.

A diluted mix of sarin and isopropyl alcohol was likely used in December 2012, according to the scientist, but he cast doubt on the claims of the regime and rebels that chemical weapons were used in Khan al-Assal in Aleppo on March 19.

Sarin is a colourless and odorless liquid. "When medics report [a] very disgusting smell, the way they did in Khan al-Assal, it is obvious it’s not coming from chemical weapons," the chemist said. "The fact that patients only suffered from suffocation and no other symptoms further confirms that it was not sarin

The chemist said what was likely fired was military-grade tear gas, used as a substitute for chemical agents. The chemist explained that during the two-year conflict, the regime has experimented with mixing different gases - like sarin and tear gas - in order to create a mélange of symptoms that would make the cause hard to identify.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/201...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924692 Jun 14, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> But it's o.k for police to play judge & jury right? Doesn't matter to you because, it's not your people in your community being shot by cops everyday. Explain your love for the constitution over true justice to the families of the victims of those terrorist "terror attacks." This ain't no normal crime & should be handled in a normal manor. I bet the victims of the Boston bombings wish the president assassinated that American citizen & his foreign realized territory brother. Like I said,"they chose sides with terrorist, that makes then terrorist!" You're radicalized in your beliefs & fear you might be targeted. Even when that asshole Bush was in office, no democrat took things as far as you republicans. You also have committed treason & declared war on &, conspired on the downfall of Americas president. The mine in the sand was drawn & you crossed it. Don't be scared now!
The Russians warned the US about the Boston bombers, but the Obama administration chose to ignore the warnings.

They were too busy spying on American citizens.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#924693 Jun 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
There is a lot of conflicting information on what is actually occurring. The Chinese and the Russians gave Assad carte blanche to finish the job. Who are the rebels? Some say they are Al Queada affiliated; others say they are not. The UN said that there was no concrete proof that sarin gas was being used. Hezbollah and Iran, Russia are backing the regime; I can't see that our involvement would amount to anything good. It's a quagmire.
Can Assad's regime survive this either way? I doubt it.
The news report I heard from NBC said without intervention the rebels will fail as Hezbollah is destroying them.

Sunni vs Shiites
Lincoln

United States

#924694 Jun 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
A common problem of parents who fail to teach their children how to behave in public, whether a library, a store, or on an airplane.
Too lazy to be parents, and disrespectful of the rights of others.
are you a Maiden Aunt?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#924695 Jun 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Surely, you back up any critical data, don't you?
That was the "digital" back up.

One book @ 25.00-countless loan outs.

One electronic license @ 25.00 for 20 downloads, time to renew the license for twenty more.

You do the Math on that one Mr.-and use the denominator of common sense.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924696 Jun 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>They can't let the conflict extend beyond the borders.
But, I would think a government friendlier to the US and by extension, to israel, can bring more stability to the region.
israel's problem is they can't fight a limited war. If something starts with one, it will quickly find itself fighting all.
Any new government in Syria will be more hostile to the US, and to Israel as well.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#924697 Jun 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
May be valid.
I also believe in the personhood of Christ being sent to us from the source so we could get the love and peace part right...and the forgiveness part.

Unfortunately, wolves in sheep's clothing have been among us since then and didn't get it right. Their fruits were stinking and rotting on the vine, so they can be spotted a mile away.

See, I can forgive Obama and progressive liberals for knowing not what they do, but I just don't have to be silent while they're still doing it.

Anger is not a sin if our anger doesn't cause us to sin.

I'm just very angry.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#924698 Jun 14, 2013
American Lady wrote:
He uses his Office to threaten and create fear while demeaning and degrading any American who oppose his policies and actions. A secure leader, who has noble self-esteem and not false confidence, refrains from showing such dread of critics and displaying a cocky, haughty attitude.
Mostly, his time seems to be spent causing dissention, unrest, and anxiety among the people of America, rather than uniting us (even though he was presented to us as the “Great Uniter”). He creates chaos for the sake of keeping people separated, envious, aggrieved and ready to argue. Under his leadership Americans have been kept on edge, rather than in a state of comfort and security. He incites people to be aggressive toward, and disrespectful of, those of differing opinions. And through such behavior, Obama has lowered the standards for self-control and mature restraint to the level of street-fighting gangs, when he should be raising the bar for people to strive toward becoming more considerate, tolerant, self-disciplined, self-sustaining, and self-assured.
Not a day goes by that he is not attempting to defy our laws, remove our rights, over-ride established procedures, install controversial appointees, enact divisive mandates, and assert a dictatorial form of power.
· Never has there been a leader of this great land who used such tactics to harm and hurt the people and this country.
· Never have we had a President who spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present himself as a soothing, calming and trustworthy force.
· Never, in this country, have we experienced how much stress one man can cause a nation of people - on a daily basis!
Obama has promoted the degeneration of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing us down, rather than building us up.
He is the Architect of the decline of America, and the epitome of a Demagogue.
Maureen Scott
fkoff birfer
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#924699 Jun 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
MSNBC has a corporate mentality that fails to understand how to make programming interesting.
They could put out the same propaganda message to a much larger audience if they hired some on-air talent that was skilled and personable.
Going from Mr. Ed to Chris Hayes was going from dull to duller.
I didn't care for him much either. I liked Keith Olberman
Jane Says

New York, NY

#924700 Jun 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
The GOP deserves to die if it backs immigration reform, allowing more Latinos to become citizens, right wing pundit Ann Coulter says in a new column.
Coulter paints Hispanics as lazy, poor and government-dependent, concluding that they could never vote for conservatives and immigration reform would destroy both the Republican Party and the country as a whole
Hispanic voters are a small portion of the electorate,” the column says.“They don't want amnesty, and they're hopeless Democrats. So Republicans have decided the path to victory is to flood the country with lots more of them
She said if “amnesty” happens,“America is over” and “the only thing left for people like you and me to do, Sean, is to punish the people who destroyed America.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/13/ann-...
living in a third world country with EboniSpanish as primary language, will be punishment enough. but you're ahead of the game since you already live walled off in a gated community. illegal to you is another obammy worshipper who also cleans your pool.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924701 Jun 14, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Not really.
No comparison in some aspects because-
Not having to flip pages, being able to hold a rigid object in one hand that allows for the function of being able to adjust font size with the other hand are real positives too!
Kindles and the like are disposable media, junk in a few years.

File them with your 8-track tapes and Polaroid cameras.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#924702 Jun 14, 2013
Guantanamo Bay To Stay Open As House Blocks Bill To Close Infamous Prison

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/14/guan...
are you stupid or joking

Coffeyville, KS

#924703 Jun 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
fkoff birfer
How long did that brilliant response take you to come up with???

LLLLLLLOOOOOOOOSSSSSSEEEEEERRR RR!!!!!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#924704 Jun 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
are you a Maiden Aunt?
Is that next in the series...of the Gweat Pretentious Pretenderrrs?

lol
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#924705 Jun 14, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> You respond with "vengeance is mines saith the lord," & I just pointed out that the lord is simply a man, not this Jewish character"lord of the Jews! I also responded to you targeting the Muslim religion. Those people are just that, people like you & I.only a Jewish God would discriminate on people because of their religion. Their belief system is very hostile but it's their culture. We need to stop sticking our noses in things that have nothing to do with us.
You go your way and I'll go mine. How's that?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#924707 Jun 14, 2013
TheIndenpendentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Libraries will continue, to hold ALL forms of media.
You BONEHEAD.
You are wrong. Let me guess, you are a know-it-all (but run of the mill, clueless) Democrat, right?

Here's a clue fer ya, DemoKrat:

"Headmaster says eliminating books in library is working fine"

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_new...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#924708 Jun 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
fkoff birfer
You are an imbecile.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924709 Jun 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Insider sheds light on Syria's chemical arms
Former scientist for country's programme says the regime used sarin agent in small quantities to halt rebel advances.
Some Western intelligence agencies believe that Syria also has access to tabun nerve agent, but the chemist said these reports are untrue.
The regime and rebels have accused each other of using chemical weapons on several occasions, and the issue has come to dominate recent debate about the two-year-long conflict.
While the US and Britain say they have "credible evidence" that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, and Turkey said its hospitals treated patients exposed to chemical attack, a UN human rights inquiry said it had "no conclusive findings on use of chemical weapons".
The chemist said he fled the country before December 23, 2012, when the first claims emerged about the regime’s use of chemical weapons in the neighbourhood of Khaldiyeh, in the city of Homs. The neighbourhood is strategic because it divides Sunnis and largely pro-government Alawites.
A diluted mix of sarin and isopropyl alcohol was likely used in December 2012, according to the scientist, but he cast doubt on the claims of the regime and rebels that chemical weapons were used in Khan al-Assal in Aleppo on March 19.
Sarin is a colourless and odorless liquid. "When medics report [a] very disgusting smell, the way they did in Khan al-Assal, it is obvious it’s not coming from chemical weapons," the chemist said. "The fact that patients only suffered from suffocation and no other symptoms further confirms that it was not sarin
The chemist said what was likely fired was military-grade tear gas, used as a substitute for chemical agents. The chemist explained that during the two-year conflict, the regime has experimented with mixing different gases - like sarin and tear gas - in order to create a mélange of symptoms that would make the cause hard to identify.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/201...
All very interesting, but regardless of the details, it's simply none of our business and no good can come of our involvement.

Unless we want to be talking about dead Americans in Damascus a year from now.

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