Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251008 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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Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#930950 Jun 24, 2013
OBAMA FITS THIS TO A TEE The Doctrine of Mandatory Black Failure

Journalist Pascal Robert, a frequent contributor to Black Agenda Report, speaking at a Left Forum workshop on the Economy and Ecology of Haiti, quoted Napoleon’s rational for sending 60,000 troops to attempt to crush the Haitian Revolution, in 1802.“My decision to destroy the authority of the blacks in Saint-Domingue,” Robert quoted the Frenchman,“is not so much based on considerations of commerce and money, as on the need to block forever the march of the blacks in the world.” We must realize, said Robert,“that there is a part of western foreign policy that invests in the importance of failed models of liberation. There is a psychic benefit to western imperialist nations to make sure that certain Black and brown nations stay failed, and do not ever give examples of success.”

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#930951 Jun 24, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Do you just talk to hear yourself talking? I'm trying to eat lunch.
Don't forget to clean your dentures when you're done!

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#930952 Jun 24, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer intrigued.
Did somebody cut one?

New York, NY

#930953 Jun 24, 2013
Homer wrote:
Snapshot: U.S. Obesity Rate Ticking Up
U.S. adult obesity rate up to 27.1% in 2013, from 26.2% in 2012
by Alyssa Brown
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The adult obesity rate in the U.S. thus far in 2013, at 27.1%, is on pace to surpass rates in prior years. It is up from 26.2% in 2012 and much higher than the 25.5% found in 2008.
Come on fatties can you all have a frickin' salad once in awhile? This is just going to lead to higher healthcare costs. You fat people are the reason Homer's health insurance goes up every year.
Now forget about that fast food burger and fries with the large chocolate shake and a large soft ice cream for desert and go have a salad for lunch instead, then go for a long walk.
that's so racist of you Homer. you've insulted Looney Lily and Leosnotta big time (pun intended.)

and we're increasing the number of fatties with illegal alien amnesty.

"The statistics are startling. Sixty-six percent of African-American women are overweight and 37 percent are technically obese, meaning that they are 30 percent above ideal body weight. The figures for Mexican-American women are similar: 66 percent overweight and 33 percent obese. For Caucasian women, the figures are slightly lower with 49 percent considered overweight and 24 percent, obese..."

Honolulu, HI

#930954 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, Palin was a successful governor and went after the corruption in her own party and won. The liberal propaganda machine just made her an easy target - and her children too.
Not saying she was any more qualified to step into the presidency than Joe Biden.
But you get my drift.
The Bush tax cuts were the only thing that got the economy up and running again after 9/1l, Bozo.
(You don't mind if I call you Bozo when you post clown-like and misleading information, do you?)
She quit when she couldn't stand the heat son.

And she complained about it like a spoiled brat.

She now has less 'experience' than Obama and he's done quite well.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#930955 Jun 24, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> You dope! I give you gold and you cry for swine and wine. In our country, our form of government is led by more than one leader. Senator Barack Obama was a leader in co-authoring those important bills.
Obama is still co-authoring by relinquishing his authority to let others do the work for him.

He's just supposed to read the Teleprompter without making too many embarrassing mistakes and keep fundraising.

If even Chris Matthews knows this, why don't you?
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#930956 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
But you get my drift.
The Bush tax cuts were the only thing that got the economy up

LOL are you SCREWED UP. Lets put this to numbers.Get your opinionated goof ball economics off the thread. What a nut!

A mathematical investigation was produced by the statisticians Pedro Santa Clara and Rossen Valkanov that exposes the superior performance of the stock markets under democrats. That this is but one example of the democrat’s superiority, as there are more.
Their study encompasses 80 years. Study demonstrates systematically and positively surprised by democratic policies. Comparing the stewardship of the two parties. They calculated each economic indicator as an “annual average” during the democrats and republicans of their economic stewardship of their 40 years each. Turns out to be a landslide for democrats providing beneficial returns to the nation. One example; Democrat’s presided over a very respectable average annual compound return of 9.60% during their 40 years where in as republicans averaged a dismal 0.58%.
Consider this; a 401K plan invested in stocks and had a value of $100,000 at the beginning of the 40 years. Democrats would accumulate in compound interest $ 3,912,210 where in as republicans would only produce $126,027 . Another example; “IF” an employee were to invest $5,000 per year into their 401K for 40 years in a democratic stewardship the employee would have $1,985,526 in the bank. Where as the republican would produce a dismal $224,375.
That republicans advocate that they are good for businesses is false as compared to the democrats
Another interesting fact emerges within the statistical study. The income gap between the 99% and the top 1% has widened considerably under republicans. Averaging .49% as compared to the democrat’s .41% That is to say under republicans the income gap in 40 years, widened by 19.6% and narrowed 16.4%. Resulting in a 36% difference.
LOL on debt republicans increased debt by 2.5 times greater than that of the democrats. Republicans $7.1 Trillion vs. the democrats $2.8 Trillion.
GOP’s Self-Proclamation for economic dominance; in fact it is a misnomer to call the GOP a fiscal responsible party and or a smaller government, when in fact the contrary is true.
Obama’s administration indicates he sought the great leaders on these issue. Eccles and FDR, Clinton and O’Neill to do what is most productive for our nation.
Now pass on this one small example of the fallacies of the republican’s erroneous policies and deceptions..


Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930957 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
So you have nothing to offer in the way of Obama's past leadership accomplishments except upsetting Americans while he's learning on the job?
What are you saying exactly LNC?
Surely, you wouldn't have voted for someone without any past accomplishments in a leadership capacity.
So instead of constantly reminding me libraries have books, why don't you tell me why you voted for Obama based on his past leadership accomplishments?
I promise to be openminded.
"open mind"


“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#930958 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, Palin was a successful governor and went after the corruption in her own party and won. The liberal propaganda machine just made her an easy target - and her children too.
Not saying she was any more qualified to step into the presidency than Joe Biden.
But you get my drift.
The Bush tax cuts were the only thing that got the economy up and running again after 9/1l, Bozo.
(You don't mind if I call you Bozo when you post clown-like and misleading information, do you?)
Climb out of your clown car dummy. It wasn't Bush tax cuts that 'got the U S economy 'up and running again' but new government TSA regulations and screening requirements at airports and other transportation hubs that made Americans feel safer about traveling and the significant big government bail-outs(never paid back) of the U S airlines after 9/11.

Honolulu, HI

#930959 Jun 24, 2013
Old Crazy Goober wrote:
<quoted text>
No, you just misunderstood again. What's new?
Then feel free to explain what the schoolteacher meant son.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930960 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> I have news, killing of babies outside the womb was already illegal when Obama voted no on the typical anti-abortion efforts to curb abortions through getting certain terminology in the law.
You people are dumber than sh*t.
They know this, they're just playing dumb (See:Carol).

Well, "playing" may not be the word I'm looking for.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#930961 Jun 24, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton most definitely sold us out, big time! Here is one example. There are other huge sellouts as well.
Google clinton loral china axis
"Congressional critics, both Democrats and Republicans, say the Chinese may have had access to sophisticated U.S. satellite and missile technology during an investigation into a failed launch attempt on a Chinese rocket in 1996.
And Republicans have accused Clinton of jeopardizing national security by granting the waiver to please a high-dollar Democratic donor"
You people never cease to amaze me with your ignorance and conspiracy theories. Clinton did not transfer any technology by allowing U.S. satellites to be launched on rockets owned by other nations. It's a cost saving measure for the companies owning those satellites.

And, the fact that the Chinese have had "access to sophisticated U.S. satellite and missile technology" has nothing to do with Clinton (or any president, for that matter) it has to do with espionage and people like Snowden who steal trade secrets.

From the DOJ:

Sixing Liu, aka “Steve Liu,” a native of China and a senior staff engineer for Space & Navigation, a New Jersey-based division of L-3 Communications, was convicted of stealing trade secrets and exporting sensitive U.S. military technology to China.

Chunlai Yang, a former senior software engineer for Chicago-based CME Group, Inc., pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of trade secrets for stealing source code and other proprietary information while at the same time pursuing plans to improve an electronic trading exchange in China.

Hanjuan Jin, sentenced for stealing trade secrets from Motorola, specifically Motorola’s proprietary iDEN telecommunications technology, for herself and for Sun Kaisens, a company that developed products for the Chinese military.

Chi Tong Kuok, a resident of Macau, China, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to illegally export defense articles and to smuggle goods from the United States.

Kevin Zhang, aka Zhao Wei Zhang, was charged with one count of conspiracy to export defense articles (specifically G-200 Dynamically Tuned Gyroscopes) from the United States to China.

Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.(PWC), a Canadian subsidiary of Connecticut-based defense contractor United Technologies Corp.(UTC), pleaded guilty to the illegal export to China of U.S.-origin military software that was used in the development of China’s first modern military attack helicopter, the Z-10.

Jason Jian Liang, the owner and operator of Sanwave International Corporation in Huntington Beach, Calif., plead guilty to violations stemming from his illegal exports of thermal imaging cameras to Hong Kong and China.

Former DuPont scientist Tze Chao pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit economic espionage, admitting that he provided trade secrets concerning DuPont’s proprietary titanium dioxide manufacturing process to companies he knew were controlled by the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Chinese citizen and former California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) engineer Philip Chaohui arrested for his alleged efforts to export defense articles to China.

Rudolf L. Cheung, the head of research and development at a company in Massachusetts plead guilty to one count of conspiracy in connection with the illegal export of 55 military antennae from the United States to Hong Kong and Singapore.

Wen Chyu Liu, aka David W. Liou, a former research scientist at Dow Chemical Company in Louisiana, was convicted of one count of conspiracy for stealing trade secrets from Dow and selling them to companies in China.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#930962 Jun 24, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Pro-lifers generally teach their children well. It's liberals who promote "sex now,'remedies' later."
Is that why Texas passed legislation to make it mandatory to teach kindergarteners sex education?

Bethlehem, PA

#930963 Jun 24, 2013
Galt not around? Looks like we are scraping the bottom of the proverbial rightwing barrel with these remaining posters.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930964 Jun 24, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
I think he's saying Donald Trump's an idiot, I can see why that wouldn't be seen as any sort of revelation; more of a common knowledge thing.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#930965 Jun 24, 2013
Chinese espionage continued:

Bin Yang, aka “Raymond Yang,” a citizen and resident of China, charged with smuggling goods from the United States and attempted illegal export to China of defense articles -- specifically accelerometers used in aircraft, missiles,“smart” munitions and in measuring explosions.

Kexue Huang, a Chinese national and former resident of Indiana, was sentenced on charges of economic espionage for misappropriating and transporting trade secrets to the Chine while working as a research scientist at Dow AgroSciences LLC.

Lian Yang, a resident Washington, plead guilty to trying to sell radiation hardened military and aerospace technology to China.

Hong Wei Xian, aka “Harry Zan,” and Li Li, aka “Lea Li,” were sentenced for conspiracy to smuggle goods unlawfully from the United States, in connection with their efforts to export to China radiation-hardened microchips that are used in satellite systems and are classified as defense articles.

Swiss Technology (Swiss Tech), Inc., a company in Clifton, N.J. that makes equipment for the U.S. military, plead guilty to sending defense articles, including specification drawings and parts samples to a company in the People’s Republic of China.

ITT Corporation plead guilty to two criminal counts stemming from its illegal exports of restricted military night vision data to China.

Yufeing Wei and Zhen Zhou Wu (Chitron Electronics, Inc.) were convicted of conspiring to illegally export to the China military electronics components and sensitive electronics used in military phased array radar, electronic warfare and missile systems.

Noshir Gowadia, of Maui, was sentenced for communicating classified national defense information to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

David Yen Lee, a former chemist for Valspar Corporation, a Chicago paint manufacturing company, was sentenced for stealing trade secrets involving numerous formulas and other proprietary information as he prepared to go to work for a competitor in China.

York Yuan Chang, known as David Zhang, and his wife, Leping Huang, were arrested on charges of conspiring to export restricted electronics technology to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Rocky Mountain Instrument Company (RMI), a
Colorado corporation, plead guilty to one count of exporting military technology used in such military items as unmanned aerial vehicles, AC-130 gunships, Abrams tanks, TOW missile systems, and Bradley fighting vehicles. defense priss and technical data related to various optics used in military applications to China, Russia, et al.

Sam Ching Sheng Lee, part-owner and chief operations manager of Multimillion Business Associate Corporation ("MBA"), plead guilty to conspiracy for illegally exporting national security-controlled thermal imaging cameras to China.

Former Rockwell and Boeing engineer Dongfan “Greg” Chung was convicted of charges of economic espionage and acting as an illegal agent of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), for whom he stole restricted technology and Boeing trade secrets, including information related to the Space Shuttle program and the Delta IV rocket.

Three individuals were sentenced in the District of Minnesota for illegally exporting highmodulus, carbon fiber material to the China Academy of Space Technology.

William Chai-Wai Tsu, an employee of a Beijing-based military contracting company called Dimigit 63 Science & Technology Co. Ltd, and the vice president of a Hacienda Heights, CA, front company called Cheerway, Inc., was sentenced for illegally exporting restricted integrated circuits with applications in military radar systems to China.

Zhi Yong Guo and Tah Wei Chao, residents of Beijing, were sentenced in connection with a plot to procure and illegally export thermal-imaging cameras to the People’s Republic of China.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#930967 Jun 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Those who's sole source of "information" is the right-wing noize machine.
Its amazing the fantasy world they've created for themselves. There's a lot of psychology behind it but don't feel like getting into it now.
The lemming base hasn't created anything, their wealthy handlers built a paranoid world of fear to control them. The handlers, like Murdock, need votes to protect their wealth. They manipulate these frightened sheep with an assortment of web sites, bogus news, bought off politicians and phony conspirisies.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#930968 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, and his garbage and trash and dead bodies are still here for the rest of us to clean up.
It's like Walmart leaving a town after they've destroyed all the small businesses.
Not saying it hasn't happened but I've never heard of WalMart closing a store unless they built a bigger one nearby.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#930969 Jun 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
She's been answered but she's gonna keep harping on it 'til she gets an answer she likes.
This can go on for days.
Co-authoring bills is not what most consider leadership skills.

Neither is voting present on many bills proposed requiring one to take a stand.

Let me rephrase the question. Who or what did he lead that qualified him to take on the leadershp of the presidency?

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#930970 Jun 24, 2013
Chinese espionage continued

Dr. John Reece Roth, a former Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, was convicted for illegally providing to foreign nationals from China and Iran with military technical data relating to plasma technology designed to be deployed on the wings of “drones” operating as a weapons or surveillance systems.

Joseph Piquet, the owner and President of AlphaTronX, a company in Port St. Lucie, Fla., was convicted of seven counts arising from a conspiracy to purchase military electronic components from Northrop Grumman Corporation, and to ship them to Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China.

Shu Quan-Sheng, a native of China, naturalized U.S. citizen and PhD physicist, was sentenced for illegally exporting space launch technical data and defense services to the People’s Republic of
China (PRC).

Yaming Nina Qi Hanson, her husband Harold Dewitt Hanson (an employee at Walter Reed Army Medical Center), and a Maryland company, Arc International, LLC, charged with illegally exporting miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Autopilots to a company in the People’s Republic of China.

Michael Ming Zhang and Policarpo Coronado Gamboa were charged with separate schemes involving the illegal export of controlled U.S. electronic items to China.

Fei Ye and Ming Zhong plead guilty to charges of economic espionage for possessing trade secrets stolen from two Silicon Valley technology companies.

Qing Li was sentenced for conspiracy to smuggle military-grade accelerometers from the United States to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Xiaodong Sheldon Meng plead guilty to misappropriating a trade secret used to simulate motion for military training and other purposes, with the intent to benefit China’s Navy Research Center in Beijing.

Chi Mak, a former engineer with a U.S. Navy contractor, was sentenced for orchestrating a conspiracy to obtain U.S. naval warship technology and to illegally export this material to China.

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