Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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

#931369 Jun 24, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I thought it was the funniest story of the day. 12 hour flight from hell-no alcohol for the Presstitutes, because it is a dry flight, and according to Cuba law, they have to stay three days. ROTFLMAO.
But they will receive the world's best healthcare if they become ill.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#931370 Jun 24, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>And Gore ran on the lock box-ROTFLMAO--lock box.
The lock box was ending the practice of Congress borrowing the SS surplus. It had nothing to do with the balanced budget & future budget surpluses
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#931371 Jun 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Yes, I would also call it cherry picking that does not prove cause and effect.
In 2001 the CBO estimated the entire national debt would be paid down by 2013 but that was before two wars, two major tax cuts, medicare expansion, financial collapse, etc.
Hmmm, instead in 2013 the debt's 16 trillion.
That's cause and effect.
It was also before the dot-com bubble burst and Bush inheriting that recession and, of course, 9/11.

But at least you didn't blame him for the housing market crisis or the Feds putting the money accelerator to the floor.

The tax cuts spurred the economy after 9/11.

He made some spending mistakes but what president hasn't?

It's very possible Bush could have done a much better job turning things around than this president has done given one more term.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#931372 Jun 24, 2013
Nostrilis H Waxman wrote:
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Hey Dumb Dave. Why were our finances doing well in nearly 2001?
Was it because of one of your lies? Is that how you are "better informed"?
Liars like you never stop lying, do you?
Certainly the Contract with America had no role, according to a liar like you.
Seems to me I remember Clinton wanting to act like Santa Claus, handing out and spending money like crazy, but a liar like you remembers things differently.
Clinton + Republican Congress = balanced budget & surplus

Bush+ Same basic Congress = debt & recession.

What changed?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931373 Jun 24, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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Elevated levels of methane and other stray gases have been found in drinking water near natural gas wells in Pennsylvania's gas-rich Marcellus shale region, according to new research. In the case of methane, concentrations were six times higher in some drinking water found within one kilometer of drilling operations.
"The bottom line is strong evidence for gas leaking into drinking water in some cases," Robert Jackson, an environmental scientist at Duke University in Durham, N.C., told NBC News. "We think the likeliest explanation is leaky wells," he added.
Producing natural gas from shale rock formations involves a technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that shoots several million gallons of water laced with chemicals and sand deep underground to break apart chunks of shale, freeing trapped gas to escape through cracks and fissures into wells.
The technique has unlocked the potential to usher in a new era of energy independence and may serve as a bridge to a clean energy future. But the fast-developing industry has raised a host of environmental concerns, including the potential for drinking water near natural gas wells to become contaminated.
The new research builds on earlier work from Jackson and his colleagues that also found high concentrations of methane near natural gas wells. In this new study, Jackson's team analyzed 141 drinking water samples from private wells across northeastern Pennsylvania.
In addition to the higher methane concentrations, the new study documented higher ethane and propane concentrations. Ethane concentrations were 23 times higher at homes within a kilometer of a shale gas well. Propane was detected in 10 samples, all from wells within one kilometer of drilling.
All the gases appear to be fossil in origin. "That is the point of the ethane and propane analyses in the paper," Jackson said. "Those are gases that are not generated by microbes" that can live in the ground and affect well water.
The researchers also conducted chemical analyses of hydrocarbon and helium that suggest the gas found in some instances comes not just from the ground, but from leaky steel pipes used in the extraction system, Jackson added.
"If you have a casing leak (in the tubing), you might expect to see other things through time," he noted, "not just the gases, but whatever is coming up out of the well."
The methane contamination may be a result of cracks in the cement that surrounds the outside of the steel tubing and serves as a barrier between the rock that is drilled through and the well. An improper cement job, Jackson explained, could permit gas from a pocket at mid-depth to move into the space outside the well, and move up to the drinking water.
"In that case, you would never expect to see Marcellus gas or, more importantly, fracking chemicals and metals and salts" in the drinking water, he said.
If you outlaw coal, natural gas, and nuclear, then you will have a cold, dark winter.
LNC Llin

United States

#931374 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The lock box was ending the practice of Congress borrowing the SS surplus. It had nothing to do with the balanced budget & future budget surpluses
President George W Bush expanded entitlements with Prescription Drugs under Medicare.

This was the greatest entitlement expansion since Medicare was passed, which the Republican opposed in 1965, as the Republicans opposed Social Security in 1935.

President Bush regarded as a RINO by the comic book wing of the Republican Party.

President George W Bush busy the day the republican convention was held in 2012.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#931375 Jun 24, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Librarians are notoriously anti-conservative. They put conservative books on the wrong shelves and everything.
How annoying is that? Dumb liberal librarians?
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#931376 Jun 24, 2013
SHADOW wrote:
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Just google how many times former President Bush warned of the coming crash. Bawney and franklin assured everyone nothing was wrong.
Just how demorats roll--bunch of damn lying thiefs.
I prefer the term "weasels" but your description is better.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931377 Jun 24, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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President George W Bush busy the day the republican convention was held in 2012.
Does Patrick return daily to wherever he/she worked before retirement and tell the folks there how to do their job?

The only retirees who return to screw around are the losers and their advice is unwanted.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#931378 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Politicians may request reports based on certain constraints or concepts.
In 2001, they predicted that our debt would be non-existent today based on the revenue & spending at that time.
Then Bush was elected.
Your parent predicted a smart child, but then you were born.

Shit happens, Dumb Dave.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#931380 Jun 24, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Obama is failing to stand up to the world's dangers because he doesn't understand them
He's just in over his head.

He understood his job description to be: Read the teleprompter with as few embarrassing mistakes as possible, stay in campaign mode, keep blaming Bush, look GQ cool at all times and never stop fundraising.
LNC Llin

United States

#931381 Jun 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Does Patrick return daily to wherever he/she worked before retirement and tell the folks there how to do their job?
The only retirees who return to screw around are the losers and their advice is unwanted.
President Clinton attended the Democratic Convention and campaigned like a trooper.

Comic book conservatives use of RINO may have kept President Bush away?
BTW he paints very well.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#931382 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Clinton + Republican Congress = balanced budget & surplus
Bush+ Same basic Congress = debt & recession.
What changed?
You are a simpleton, for sure. Nothing but a frustrated angry old person that made poor choices.

By the way simpleton, Congress changes.

Nice lie though.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931383 Jun 24, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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President Clinton attended the Democratic Convention and campaigned like a trooper.
Comic book conservatives use of RINO may have kept President Bush away?
BTW he paints very well.
Obama hates the Clintons and only tolerated Bill because he needed help.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#931384 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>bettie has a warped sense of reality.
LOL. Yes, just like F.A. They twist the facts to fit their own perception of reality.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#931389 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You know? They must really like eating crow!
Problem is, they are too brainwashed to admit they are wrong.

I just love how F.A. is crediting Obama with Whistle Blower investigations carried out under the Bush administration. She wasn't so accommodating when it came to giving credit to Obama for capturing Bin Laden. Funny how that works.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#931390 Jun 24, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Boy, it did crash at the end -139.84
What happened?
As I stated there is no sure place for the money to go.
That's not a 'crash' but a bump or whimper. October, 2008 was a CRASH!--> "Friday morning began on a gloomy note, and immediately following the president's speech, negative patterns were apparent. The Dow was down 78.70 at the beginning of the president's statement but dropped to 185.66 by the end of his address.

The Dow dipped Friday morning below the 8000 mark for the first time since March 2003, and overnight global markets in Asia and Europe experienced more sharp drops. " http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Economy/story :-D

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#931392 Jun 24, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Game 6 of the cup finals, amazing how tough these guys are compared to NBA wimps. It's no wonder most leftist phags are big basketball fans....
Forget hockey, dude. It's summertime. Gulfstream Park is opening tomorrow for a one day Tuesday race card before the summer meet opening July 1. http://www.drf.com/news/gulfstream-park-summe...

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Yellowknife NT

#931394 Jun 24, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Obama is failing to stand up to the world's dangers because he doesn't understand them
Thanks to his ghetto mentors who instilled in him a culture of marxism.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#931396 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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It was also before the dot-com bubble burst and Bush inheriting that recession and, of course, 9/11.
But at least you didn't blame him for the housing market crisis or the Feds putting the money accelerator to the floor.
The tax cuts spurred the economy after 9/11.
He made some spending mistakes but what president hasn't?
It's very possible Bush could have done a much better job turning things around than this president has done given one more term.
You DO Hate America to wish the Dubya 'Plague ' on all our houses for another four years.

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