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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926373 Jun 17, 2013
Gender war backfires as men ditch Australia PM

AFP - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's attempt to marginalise the opposition by claiming it would change abortion rights and sideline women has backfired with a poll on Monday showing male voters are deserting her.

Gillard, the country's first female leader, last week reignited a simmering gender war by saying in a speech that government would be dominated by "men in blue ties" should opposition leader Tony Abbott assume office in September elections.

"It's a decision about whether, once again, we will banish women's voice from the core of our political life," said the embattled prime minister in the speech, desperate to shore up waning support.

"We don't want to live in an Australia where abortion again becomes the political plaything of men who think they know better."

But the ploy has backfired with a poll in Fairfax Media showing male voters are abandoning Gillard and the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and there is little sign of more women getting behind her.

The telephone poll of 1,400 voters found that since the last survey a month ago Labor's standing has continued to slide, led entirely by a seven percent exodus of men.

Under a two-party vote, the conservative opposition would romp home in the September 14 elections with 57 percent (up three points) to 43 percent (down three points) for Labor.

Labor's primary vote, which strips out the support of minor parties, has slumped to just 29 percent with the opposition at 47 percent -- a huge lead which would wipe out 35 Labor MPs, the poll showed.

Pollster John Stirton said the swing against Labor occurred only among men.

"Labor's primary vote was down seven points among men and up one point among women. The ALP two-party vote fell 10 points among men and rose two points among women,'' he said.

But the poll, taken between Thursday and Saturday, showed that if Gillard's arch-rival Kevin Rudd was returned as Labor leader, their primary vote would be a much more competitive 40 percent to the opposition's 42 percent.

Rudd was ruthlessly ousted by Gillard in a 2010 leadership coup but he remains hugely popular.

The Sydney Daily Telegraph reported Monday that Rudd has told colleagues he will not challenge Gillard again unless key cabinet ministers support the move after he failed in a bid to unseat her in 2012.

The unmarried Gillard has often been the subject of jibes about her gender, clothing and private life and she won global acclaim last year for comments on misogyny, claiming she was sick and tired of dealing with alleged sexism from Abbott and the opposition.
PDUPONT

Ludlow, MA

#926374 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The fact that Fascists like Obama would deny folks their Constitutional rights based on their political beliefs is exactly why gun confiscation legislation failed. The IRS scandal is proof.
There was no gun confiscation legislation you damned liar. The legislation was for expanded background checks which would make it harder for criminals and those adjudicated to be mentally unstable to get guns. The gun industry doesn't want that because all they want to do is sell all the product they can and they don't care who buys them.
There's no IRS scandal either. The IRS is required by law to check out if an organization applying for a 501(c)(4) status fulfils the necessary requirements. You seem to forget that only progressive organizations were denied tax exempt status.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#926375 Jun 17, 2013
The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households. Researchers found that the exact same resume for the exact same job application will get twice as many call-backs for interviews if the name on the resume is “Greg” instead of “Jamal”. School districts spend more on predominantly white schools than predominantly black schools. The fact that black workers earn, on average, 35% less than white workers in the same jobs isn’t erased by the election of an African American president, one who, by the way, openly praises the role of affirmative action in his life and accomplishments.

As for Abigail Fisher, there is ample evidence that she just wasn’t qualified to get into the University of Texas. After all, her grades weren’t that great and the year she applied for UT, admissions there were actually more competitive than Harvard. In its court filings, the University has pointed out that even if Fisher received a point for race, she still wouldn’t have met the threshold for admissions. Yes, it is true that the same year, UT made exceptions and admitted some students with lower grades and test scores than Fisher. Five of those students were black or Latino. Forty-two were white.

AND THEY COME ON TOPIX PRETENDING LIKE THEY ARE EDUMACATED THEY DONT EVEN QUALIFY FOR Affirmative Action

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#926376 Jun 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Do you ever get anything right? I have 19 of them within 50 miles of this house. This does not count Neighborhood Markets. Food Lion, Farm Fresh, Harris Teeter, and Kroger got rid of the locally owned stores long ago. Now they are feeling the heat. Around every WalMart is a busy retail business area.
Every dollar this new Walmart takes in would have gone to other stores if Walmart was not there.

You guess you want to argue that point?
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926377 Jun 17, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>No, liberals want the government to 'leave the kids alone'. Teachers have always been the primary disciplinarians in the traditional classroom. When the state intervenes by sending in the police or hires private armed guards to patrol the school corridors it undermines the authority of teachers for maintaining an orderly environment where learning can take place . In that context, young people are smart enough to know who they need to obey and who they can safely afford to ignore. It's the person with the big gun not the person with the book who gets the respect now.
The unions are just strong arms of the Democratic Party and liberal administrations.

Teachers' unions set the tone in public schools and there are more liberals running the show.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926378 Jun 17, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Matter of logic, Hawley: we're paying approximately 13% into STRS; we do not pay an additional 7% into SS because we are not allowed to add SS benefits to STRS at retirement. Other jobs outside the system, e.g., running the pool, summer theatre, etc., SS are paid, but will not be collected. We may also have private 401Ks and annuities at our discretion. Not all states are the same. Do yourself a favor and try to LEARN something before you make a further ass or yourself with your assumptions.
Social Security is a tax, not a pension plan.

Teachers should be required to pay into Social Security and be allowed to collect both pension benefits and Social Security.

There is no logic to support teachers evading this onerous tax.
PDUPONT

Ludlow, MA

#926379 Jun 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Bottom line....
Opponents of the administration got targetted and stonewalled, and friends of the administration got ushered through.
That is a felony.
So, since the FBI said the case is "solved", who got sent to prison?
Wrong liar, all groups both conservative and liberal were subject to the same scrutiny and only progressive groups were denied tax exempt status.
You're an idiot DB!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#926380 Jun 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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DO IT!!!!!!!
Quit threatening armed insurrection & just do it,.
You Tea Party people are all mouth, no guts.
So, Obama and the administration are preparing for a war with the American people, and you say something like "Quit threatening armed insurrection & just do it."
The armed insurrection is probably part of the Democrats' plan. They are gathering the arms now, and it's no secret they plan an insurrection against the constitutional republic.

So, what are the Democrats waiting for?
Oh, yeah. We have to have some event that calls for Matial Law.
Well, Obama is allowing every Wahhabist terrorist in Saudi Arabia to come to the United States with "special traveller" status, which means no questions and no scrutiny. You remember Saudia Arabia, don't you? It's the place where 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 came from.
How about all these terrorists Obama is bringing into the country join and create terrorist cells all over the country, then do something like the communists did in South Vietnam in 1968. That would be enough to declare Martial Law, wouldn't it?
If it coincides with an election, the election can be "postponed"... forever.
We have two elements at war with the United States in the White House that have no respect or allegiance for anything written in the Constitution, which includes the requirement that the president serve only two terms. Communists aren't going to give up that level of power they've achieved. Muslim terrorists aren't going to give up that level of power they've achieved.
The only way we'll get those frauds out of the White House is to physically evict them.

The Democrats are too full of themselves to not doing it, and too ignorant to avoid doing it.
It should be obvious to everyone the Democrats intend to eliminate the Constitution.
It should be obvious the Democrats are preparing for a large-scale war with the American people.
It should be obvious the Democrats' economic agenda will collapse the government.
Just connect the dots to predict the future.
I do believe we will fight another war over the principles of limited government and individual liberty in this country. The Democrats think so, too. That's why Janet Napolitano is buying more weaponry than 90 percent of the countries in the world have.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926381 Jun 17, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Didn't you just lately condemn Hillary to hell for a "What does it matter now" kind of comment? You're a no delayed gratification moocher by your own admission...Do you still own a petard?
The Secretary of State asking what difference does it make that an ambassador and three Americans are dead and me asking you what difference my 401k made 20 years ago...

Nevermind, I'm trying to reason with a liberal.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#926382 Jun 17, 2013
The federal surveillance programs revealed in media reports are just "the tip of the iceberg," a House Democrat said Wednesday.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) said lawmakers learned "significantly more" about the spy programs at the National Security Agency (NSA) during a briefing on Tuesday with counterterrorism officials.

"What we learned in there," Sanchez said, "is significantly more than what is out in the media today."

Lawmakers are barred from revealing the classified information they receive in intelligence briefings, and Sanchez was careful not to specify what members might have learned about the NSA's work.

"I can't speak to what we learned in there, and I don't know if there are other leaks, if there's more information somewhere, if somebody else is going to step up, but I will tell you that I believe it's the tip of the iceberg," she said.

Sanchez's remarks on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" came a day after House lawmakers were briefed by national security officials on clandestine data collection programs.

The briefing was meant to convince lawmakers that the surveillance programs are legal and necessary in fighting counterterrorism — an argument President Obama and other administration officials have made.

Lawmakers demanded the briefings after revelations last week about the NSA's collection of phone records and Internet data, and Sanchez said lawmakers were "astounded" by what they heard.

"I think it's just broader than most people even realize, and I think that's, in one way, what astounded most of us, too," Sanchez said of the briefing.

WHEN OBAMA LEAVES OFFICE WILL HIS SUPPORTERS RETURN TO WE SHALL OVER COME NO JUSTICE NO PEACE but who cares no one will be listening this time around so go ahead its almost over and it aint been good for you funny before obama BLACKS HAD THEIR HANDS OUT TO EVERY OTHER PRESIDENT FUNNY this one they want nothing from
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926383 Jun 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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A high schooler who can't be removed from the classroom is much more difficult to deal with when teaching a classroom of high schoolers - which my sister had to deal with - than an effective discipline system in an elementary classroom - which is much easier to do.
So what would you do with a high schooler disrupting your classroom who thought they were beyond being disciplined and you had no support system whatsoever?
This should be interesting anyway.
The theory is that suspending a student for insubordination/bad behavior is a reward for bad behavior.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#926384 Jun 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The Secretary of State asking what difference does it make that an ambassador and three Americans are dead and me asking you what difference my 401k made 20 years ago...
Nevermind, I'm trying to reason with a liberal.
It was your retirement, not a 401K twenty some years ago, you fool...please try to show just a smidgen of versimilitude. You still in that Oval office with Lincoln and Orally? BTW, Hillary ask what difference did the CAUSE of the terrorist action make not the FACT that four Americans, one of them a close personal friend, were dead.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926385 Jun 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>How about the factory owner who managed to sneak an additional three floors onto his factory, roughly doubling it's size.
No one noticed that the building got taller or that 1000 more people began showing up there for work daily.
And we buy the sht those poor bastardos make, wear it once then toss it or maybe use it to wipe our azzes with after we crap in clean water.
GOD bless the USA!
An neoprene!
Realtime supports sending troops to Bangladesh to force the government to create and enforce a building code.

Alternately, Realtime would have the US prohibit all imports from Bangladesh, starving the people instead.

With the unintended consequence of cutting off our future supply of doctors for Obamacare.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926386 Jun 17, 2013
ABC News: Girl gang violence at Philadelphia school.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/girl-gang-viol...

And there's plenty more where that came from.

In a series of annual publications produced jointly by the National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the U.S. Department of Justice, data show that there were 33 school-associated violent deaths from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. In 2010, among students ages 12-18, there were about 828,000 nonfatal victimizations at school which include 470,000 victims of theft and 359,000 victims of violence (simple assault and serious violence). In 2009-10, about 74 percent of public schools recorded one or more violent incidents of crime, 16 percent recorded one or more serious violent incidents, and 44 percent recorded one or more thefts.

http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/r...

It's gotten worse since 2009-2010.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#926387 Jun 17, 2013
WHY DONT WE VALUE BLACK SCIENTISTS AS much as the ball player,the minstrels,the preacher,the gangster,the politician, the stripper,why is the image of the EDUCATED African American not the one celebrated in the community but you accept the images that comes out of hollywood, there was a time when the musicians would not do ads for liqure companies well sell outs are sell outs and are supported by sell outs im glad I sold out way before OBAMA I wouldnt let a SUBURBAN LIBERAL HUSTLER HUSTLE ME lolololol the urban democrats gets PIMPED
Whatever

Gering, NE

#926388 Jun 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The fkn guy wasn't practicing, he worked for the engineering department in a supervisory role, hardhat, truck, shovel, motorola radio, state credit card. He wasn't signing plans you stupid fk.
Most of the state of PA mining engineers of 40 years ago weren't degreed engineers either but inherited the jobs from the dads, uncles etc.
Now go play with your trollmates.
Summary of posts-

RT- I know a person working as an engineer without a license

G- There are fines for doing so

RT- I lied he wasn't a practicing as engineer just working for the engineering dept. See my lying made you a troll.

ROFMAO

RealTime, you are such a complete idiot!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#926389 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Still illegal to call oneself an "Engineer" without being licensed.
It would be legal, however, for his title to be "Supervisor, Engineering Department."
Pull your head out of your azz you stupid fk__auto train engineer, CSX engineer, hotel or building engineer.

I'm done on the subject. You're much too fkn stupid for any honest discussion.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926390 Jun 17, 2013
Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households. Researchers found that the exact same resume for the exact same job application will get twice as many call-backs for interviews if the name on the resume is “Greg” instead of “Jamal”. School districts spend more on predominantly white schools than predominantly black schools. The fact that black workers earn, on average, 35% less than white workers in the same jobs isn’t erased by the election of an African American president, one who, by the way, openly praises the role of affirmative action in his life and accomplishments.
As for Abigail Fisher, there is ample evidence that she just wasn’t qualified to get into the University of Texas. After all, her grades weren’t that great and the year she applied for UT, admissions there were actually more competitive than Harvard. In its court filings, the University has pointed out that even if Fisher received a point for race, she still wouldn’t have met the threshold for admissions. Yes, it is true that the same year, UT made exceptions and admitted some students with lower grades and test scores than Fisher. Five of those students were black or Latino. Forty-two were white.
AND THEY COME ON TOPIX PRETENDING LIKE THEY ARE EDUMACATED THEY DONT EVEN QUALIFY FOR Affirmative Action
Wealth is created by disciplined saving and investment.

Parents who choose to give their children inappropriate names have only themselves to blame.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#926391 Jun 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I understad it's tough being a dumbass Tea Party member but Egypt has not declared war on theUnited States.
The black flag was also adopted by some groups fighting for Libyan rebels not associated with Al Qaeda.
You're an idiot.
President Mohammed Morsi gathered a group of politicians last week who thought they were speaking privately at a parliamentary meeting. They didn't realize they were speaking in the proximity of a hot mike. Magdi Ahmad Hussein, chairman of the Islamic Labor Party, suggested that all present vow not to leak any information to the media, then said this:
"I’m very fond of battles. With the enemies, of course – with America and Israel...."
The president of Egypt is in the room and part of the conversation, you idiot.

You reached way up your ass for this:
"The black flag was also adopted by some groups fighting for Libyan rebels not associated with Al Qaeda."
Bullshit. That black flag is the standard for the Wahhabist war against anything opposed to Wahhabism.
Al Qaeda is merely just one terrorist organization that is part of the Wahhabist network of terrorist organizations... now pay attention here... coordinated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Muslim Brotherhood is at war with the United States.
The Muslim Brotherhood has a permenant presence in the White House.
The Muslim Brotherhood controls the government of Egypt.
The Muslim Brotherhood openly discusses their war with the United States when they think they aren't being heard.

So, please tell us why you joined the terrorists in their war against the United States, and are doing the same thing here Obama did when he lied for two weeks trying to cover up the Al Qaeda attack on the United States.
Why are you a terrorist?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#926392 Jun 17, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Wrong liar, all groups both conservative and liberal were subject to the same scrutiny and only progressive groups were denied tax exempt status.
You're an idiot DB!
Let me see-

IRS IG report states that the IRS were targeting groups for having 'Tea Party' or 'Patriot' in their names.

All news media reports the IRS was targeting conservative groups.

FBI investigating the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.

Yep, Dupont, you are really on top of that story

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