Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1497582 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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Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927694 Jun 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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He/she doesn't understand that that type of language is no less offensive than the n-word.
The only reaction he got was a few people staring at him. He said the relative who he was visiting and who lived in that southern state told him they didn't do that here. NJ interpreted that as racism in the south.

Nevermind it's rude and inappropriate for any man to say that to any woman anywhere.

He was also reminded by a few of us to look at Chicago and Detroit if he's concerned about the plight of blacks. They're moving back to the now southern red states from the northern blue states in droves to have a much better chance of breaking the cycle of poverty - as you rightly pointed out.
Homer

Mahanoy City, PA

#927695 Jun 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
"Basic cable" usually does not include FoxNews (or other cable news channels).
Point is 16 million viewers for the NBA finals, so clearly someone cares. So you're wrong, again.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927696 Jun 19, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>The fact that a teenage girl is forced to carry a clear plastic, if any, purse, does not mean she doesn't carry books--just not in a bookbag. Really...just how old are you? It was a very nice suburban school in an affluent area, but after Columbine, we had closed circuit tvs in the parking lots, metal detectors, a resource officer and locked entries...are there really a lot of schools anywhere that still don't?
Yes, lots, and the students carry book bags.

Maybe locked doors.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#927697 Jun 19, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Flack is still stuck in the Reagan years.
The Hoobert Heever years if you ask me.

The heap has gotten exactly nothing right in over four years.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#927698 Jun 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Very, very few with sufficient qualifications, and those who qualify want to become management almost immediately.
Here was another example at the Job Fair--a young man at the age of 25-had no experience except working part time doing odd jobs in his parents business. He had a high school education. Fine. He was a single father. Fine. He had never worked at any other job. Fine. He wanted a 9-5 job as a store manager. He wanted 50,000 a year. He wanted paid health care for himself, his son and his girlfriend... and he wanted extra time off every month to spend with his son.
Fine, thank you very much...NEXT!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927699 Jun 19, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
Still, nobody has given any reason for the US to have any kind of talks with the Taliban... other than to help them sabotage the Karzai government.
If Obama wants to surrender, just get out. We could be packed up and out of Afghanistan in less than a month. Why is Obama waiting?
We don't need to wait for two years to leave Afghanistan. We can leave now.
Or, someone please tell us what the hell we'd have to talk about with the Taliban.
All good points.
Homer

Mahanoy City, PA

#927700 Jun 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Why does anybody care about Hoffa?
Probably the Hoffa family, as well as lot of others are curious.

On a side note Fox News is just awful, this is one of top stories on their website - Columbia's Cons: Ivy League social work program run by team of former prisoners

Now I ask you have they paid their debt to society? What is the story here?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#927701 Jun 19, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
Still, nobody has given any reason for the US to have any kind of talks with the Taliban... other than to help them sabotage the Karzai government.
If Obama wants to surrender, just get out. We could be packed up and out of Afghanistan in less than a month. Why is Obama waiting?
We don't need to wait for two years to leave Afghanistan. We can leave now.
Or, someone please tell us what the hell we'd have to talk about with the Taliban.
O'bama was never going to win the war in Afghanistan, he never wanted to. He is saving the exit for political democrats to campaign on. It is all about votes-liberals use people until they are no longer needed, they can die or kill them if need be.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927702 Jun 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>That's a fkn lie that didn't need to be told.
Looks like you wasted a nother lie John.
BS.

"Basic cable" typically includes about 20 to 30 stations, including the broadcast networks, PBS, and some independent stations. It is essentially lifeline service.

The old fart used car dealer apparently thinks basic cable includes everything except premium channels.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927703 Jun 19, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Point is 16 million viewers for the NBA finals, so clearly someone cares. So you're wrong, again.
Less than 5% of the population.

Any racial breakdown?
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927704 Jun 19, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Listen, you Bettie Lou, Galt, DB, & whoever has a problem with a man calling a female "babygirl" are just old & stuck in the past. Anyone from my era knows it's not said with derogatory intent. What kills me is you take just the word babygirl from what I said. laid out the entire scenario. My cousin from down there didn't say,"yo, don't call her babygirl." He told me to chill because they don't play that down here meaning, " chill boy, they don't play black dudes talking to white girls in public like that." You can't change the meaning of what someone said in a story I told to fit your theory. That is completely stupid!
It's only because you're used to that culture coming from the urban areas in the northern blue states.

Anywhere else in the country, calling a woman you don't know "babygirl" is both presumptive and inappropriate. Trust me on that.

You don't show your underwear by wearing your pants below your butt, do you? Please tell me you don't.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#927705 Jun 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The Hoobert Heever years if you ask me.
The heap has gotten exactly nothing right in over four years.
Is that you or the coors talking.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#927706 Jun 19, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Here was another example at the Job Fair--a young man at the age of 25-had no experience except working part time doing odd jobs in his parents business. He had a high school education. Fine. He was a single father. Fine. He had never worked at any other job. Fine. He wanted a 9-5 job as a store manager. He wanted 50,000 a year. He wanted paid health care for himself, his son and his girlfriend... and he wanted extra time off every month to spend with his son.
Fine, thank you very much...NEXT!
Aw, come on, Kvetchy, you really think anyone believes your anecdotal evidence of anything, let alone conducting interviews at a jobs fair in Chicago? You're still receiving chiropractic treatment for a closed head trauma, living in Costa Rica, and collecting disability from claim on a Chicago trade union. LMAO
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927707 Jun 19, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Probably the Hoffa family, as well as lot of others are curious.
On a side note Fox News is just awful, this is one of top stories on their website - Columbia's Cons: Ivy League social work program run by team of former prisoners
Now I ask you have they paid their debt to society? What is the story here?
A terrorist like Kathy Boudin, who should have been executed for her role in a bank robbery that left three people dead, can never pay her debt to society.
Homer

Mahanoy City, PA

#927708 Jun 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The Hoobert Heever years if you ask me.
The heap has gotten exactly nothing right in over four years.
Hang on, let me think.
$7 gas - nope
economic collapse - nope
stock market crash - nope
inflation/stagflation/deflatio n - nope,nope,nope
electric bills increasing tenfold - nope
Walmart good for the local community - nope
Claims he's not a rightwinger - nope
Obama will lose - nope

Hmmmm
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927709 Jun 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Look, squirrel is an interesting term, do you know where it came from?
There's another poster that uses that term frequently, not to mention a few other terms that you use. Are you also a dog lover?
Think it started when liberals became so easily distracted.

I'm a lover of all animals. But I do love dogs.

Are we going to start being nice to each other now?
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927710 Jun 19, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Fox is on cable/satellite. Most of the country doesn't receive either but is growing. Something the brain dead libtards fail to understand. A guess would be that a majority of the population knows nothing of the 24/7 news channels.
It's actually syndicated to many countries worldwide.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#927711 Jun 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>That's a fkn lie that didn't need to be told.
Looks like you wasted a nother lie John.
Yeah, Faux News almost monopolized a place on Basic Cable really early on. Of course, the average age of their viewer is 66, so I'm not sure if the "future" is looking all that bright for them.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927712 Jun 19, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Probably the Hoffa family, as well as lot of others are curious.
On a side note Fox News is just awful, this is one of top stories on their website - Columbia's Cons: Ivy League social work program run by team of former prisoners
Now I ask you have they paid their debt to society? What is the story here?
Homer probably thinks Charles Manson has paid his debt to society and deserves parole. Or Sirhan Sirhan. Kathy Boudin is in the same class.
Homer

Mahanoy City, PA

#927713 Jun 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Less than 5% of the population.
Any racial breakdown?
Only a rightwinger would ask for a racial breakdown. Looks like most were of the human race.

The Surge of the NBA's International Viewership and Popularity

Nearly six months after the NBA lockout ended, NBA fans across the world and the league’s executives have much to celebrate. Tonight the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat will face off for Game 2 of the 2012 NBA Finals. Although the 2012 NBA season was shortened as a result of the lockout, fans have not turned their back on the league. In fact, fans in 215 countries from Iceland to Madagascar and Afghanistan to Sri Lanka, will watch as The Finals are streamed in 47 different languages. Additionally, the NBA expects that 278 million fans will follow The Finals through social media networks.

The large surge in international viewership of The Finals is driven in part by the vast number of networks and online outlets that are televising the event. This year, 90 international television, radio and online outlets will air The Finals. Notably, this season, fourteen international networks are airing The Finals for the first time. These networks are located in: Cameroon, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa and Turkey. The growth of international interest in the NBA is further demonstrated by the amount of international media that will converge upon Oklahoma City and Miami to cover The Finals. 1,800 media members total have been credentialed to cover The Finals. 12.6 percent of all media covering The Finals are international media members, as 227 media members representing 34 countries other than the United States are credentialed to cover The Finals.

Social media networks have also increased the NBA’s worldwide fan base. According to the NBA, the league has built one of the largest social communities in the world, with more than 278 million likes and followers. The official NBA, team and player pages combined across Twitter and Facebook have accumulated more than 226 million likes and followers. In China, the NBA is the number-one sports league across social media with 52 million fans on the league’s official accounts. The NBA has enjoyed over 883 million videos viewed on YouTube since 2005. Much of the NBA’s social media success is driven by international fans, as nearly 50 percent of the league’s followers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are international.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aliciajessop/2012...

I hadn't realized the NBA was so popular.

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