Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233700 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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American Lady

Danville, KY

#932211 Jun 25, 2013
Supreme Court Strikes Down Racist Voting Laws...
Posted on June 25, 2013 by sundance

WASHINGTON DC - The Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, the provision of the landmark civil rights law that designates which parts of the country must have changes to their voting laws cleared by the federal government or in federal court.

The court’s opinion said it did not strike down the act of Congress “lightly,” and said it “took care to avoid ruling on the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act” in a separate case back in 2009.“Congress could have updated the coverage formula at that time, but did not do so. Its failure to act leaves us today with no choice but to declare [Section 4] unconstitutional. The formula in that section can no longer be used as a basis for subjecting jurisdictions to preclearance.”
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http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/06/2...

bullnuke says:
June 25, 2013 at 9:11 pm
The left is having a serious case of the splodey heads after that ruling. It’s about time that put an end to that law.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932212 Jun 25, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Frontporchazzhole and RealDumb are full of it.
Wiki - Energy Policy of China: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_policy_of...
"On June 19, 2007, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency announced that a preliminary study had indicated that China's greenhouse gas emissions for 2006 had exceeded those of the United States for the first time. The agency calculated that China’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuels increased by 9% in 2006, while those of the United States fell by 1.4%, compared to 2005.
Coal is the major source of energy in China....China is the world's top coal producer and ranks third in the amounts of coal reserves. It is approximately self-sufficient in coal, with a production of 2.38 billion ton and a consumption of 2.37 billion tons in 2006. China used to be a major coal exporter, but exports have decreased and China may soon become a net importer.
In 2010 China was second highest hard coal importer (157 Mt).
China consumes more coal than any other country. Its share of the world coal production was 48% in 2009 and 28% in 2000. Coal use in the world increased 48% from 2000 to 2009. In practice, the majority of this growth occurred in China and the rest in other parts of Asia.
China currently generates nearly four-fifths of its electricity from coal-fired power stations. It is progressing with the construction of 562 new coal-fired plants over the next few years. In 2007, John Ashton, of the UK Foreign Office, informed the BBC that China was building about two power stations every week. About 79% of China's electricity was produced with coal between 2004 and 2010. Coal electricity increased from 1,713 TWh in 2004 to 3,273 TWh in 2010.
Approximately 7% of China's energy was from renewable sources in 2006, a figure targeted to rise to 10% by 2010 and to 16% by 2020.[17] The major renewable energy source in China is hydropower. Total hydro-electric output in China in 2009 was 615.64 TWh, constituting 16.6% of all electricity generated. The country already has the most hydro-electric capacity in the world, and the Three Gorges Dam is projected to be the largest hydro-electric power station in the world, with a total capacity of 22.5 GW. It has been in full operation since May 2012."
The Three Gorges Dam is an environmental disaster that could never be approved in the US. In fact, it is doubtful that any new hydropower project could be approved in the US.

China's coal-fired power plants generally lack emissions controls on sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides, which were being installed on US plants until Obama killed the industry.

Even if the US shuts down every coal-fired plant in the country, the new plants constructed in China will overwhelm any reduction in greenhouse gases.

And even more jobs will flee to China.

Thanks, Barack.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932213 Jun 25, 2013
Emoron wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Galt, how does it feel to be in bed with intellectual giants like this?
Chris Hayes is a sweet girl.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932214 Jun 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Smoke and mirrors.
Your statement is an interesting twist of the FACTS. Just exactly how many employer insurance plans cover 100% of the cost of medical care... No deductibles for hospitalization, no fees for office visits or lab tests? I guarantee you employer covered insurance plans with that type of coverage would be every bit as costly as the Medicare + supplemental coverage you referenced.
Most employer-sponsored plans cover approx. 80% of the premium (100% for many public employees), so the cost to the employee for family coverage is approx.$200-300 per month.

Medicare costs approx.$110 per person per month plus approx.$150 per person per month supplemental plus approx.$30 per person per month for Part D. So approx.$580 per month for a married couple. In addition, Medicare is means tested and premiums can increase by as much as $200 per person per month based on income, bringing cost near $1000 per month for a married couple.

As for co-pays and deductibles and the like. Medicare is similar to private insurance plans.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#932215 Jun 25, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Au contraire...actually it looks like they're revitalizing better every day.
GO Massachusets BOYS lol.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/...
oh yeah-
CHRISTIE et al for POTUS 2016.
(and Uncle Joe can still hang around!!)
LOL. In case you haven't noticed, Christie himself has said he is even more "shocked" by some of the crazy "stuff" Republicans bring to the floor of Congress than Democrats. He's one of those new image Republicans I mentioned. That is what it will take to revive the GOP....a new image, new ideas and a willingness to compromise. If the Republicans continue down their obstructionist path, they are dead in the water.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#932216 Jun 25, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
Chris Brown charged with Hit-And-Run.
Hasn't he been doing this with women like ... forever?
Little Boys never grow up.
A couple of busted kneecaps would take care of the running away.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932217 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>We don't have any time for climate denier idiots like Galt. President Obama is acting within the legitimate limits of his powers. The U S Supreme Court ordered that the E.P.A. carry out its authority to mitigate climate change .
If Obama is truly concerned about greenhouse gases, then he should be beating on the Chinese instead of on Americans.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932218 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>President Barack Obama calls for an END to financing for coal world-wide in today's climate change speech. That's BIG!:-D
Sure, like China really cares what that fool says.

Vietnam building new coal plants. Maybe we can go to war with them over greenhouse gases.

Not to mention the Russians.
LCN Llin

United States

#932219 Jun 25, 2013
Boston voters battled Election Day heat and humidity today and turned out ahead of city officials’s predictions.

The polls have now closed.

“It’s probably a little ahead of what we thought it would be at this point,” Geraldine Cuddyer, chairwoman of the Boston Elections Commission, said shortly after noon.

State officials had been predicting relatively light turnout for today’s special U.S. Senate election to replace now Secretary of State John Kerry. Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey of Malden and Republican former Gabriel E. Gomez, a Cohasset businessman and former Navy SEAL, are facing off in the special election after an abbreviated campaign.

After 6 p.m., the numbers showed 17.9 percent of Boston’s 390,000 registered voters, or 69,900, had turned out to cast their ballots, Cuddyer said, despite crushing heat, humidity and warnings about polluted, unhealthy air over New England.

At 3 p.m., the city Election Department reported that 48,868 Bostonians had voted, or about 12.5 percent of the Hub’s registered voters.

Ward 20 had the clear lead in percentage of voters at the polls early in the day, with 27.9 percent — 7,877 ballots cast by 6 p.m. Ward 8 had the lowest turnout with just over 12 percent or 1,115 voters showing up at the polls.

“Is it great? Absolutely not,” Cuddyer said.“But given how hot it is outside, it’s probably more than we could expect.”

That assessment was borne out at the polls.

“The temperature is a detraction in terms of turnout,” said 66-year-old Paul Pezzella, voting at the public library at Copley Square.

Emma Finder, 19, also at the polls to vote, said she thought the strange time of year set for the election played a hand in reducing turnout.

“It’s something not a lot of people know about,” Finder said.“The last Senate election was a big deal. This is just as important.”

Gomez supporter John Ridge, 77, who voted at the L Street Bath House, objected to forcing voters out to cast ballots in this one special election.

“It’s such a waste of time because there’s (an election) in September,” Ridge said. Still, he wouldn’t consider skipping his vote.“I’ve never missed an election,” Ridge said.“It’s one of the few freedoms we have left.”

Without using his name, Judith Pierce acknowledged that Gomez was also her selection in the race, but he faced an uphill road to victory tonight.

“I know my candidate won’t win. He hasn’t caught fire like Scott Brown,” Pierce said. But she battled the heat regardless to have her say in the election and voice her support.
LCN Llin

United States

#932220 Jun 25, 2013
Veteran Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts on Tuesday won the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry and helped Democrats maintain their majority in the chamber.

Markey claimed victory in a post on his official campaign Twitter page, saying: "Thank you Massachusetts! I am deeply honored for the opportunity to serve you in the United States Senate."


Local cable news station NECN said Markey secured 54 percent of the vote with 87 percent of districts reporting.

The win caps a campaign that Markey began in December, shortly after President Barack Obama said he wanted to appoint Kerry U.S. Secretary of State.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#932221 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Most employer-sponsored plans cover approx. 80% of the premium (100% for many public employees), so the cost to the employee for family coverage is approx.$200-300 per month.
Medicare costs approx.$110 per person per month plus approx.$150 per person per month supplemental plus approx.$30 per person per month for Part D. So approx.$580 per month for a married couple. In addition, Medicare is means tested and premiums can increase by as much as $200 per person per month based on income, bringing cost near $1000 per month for a married couple.
As for co-pays and deductibles and the like. Medicare is similar to private insurance plans.
Again, you are using smoke and mirrors to make your point. Employees do not have 100% coverage even if enrolled in an HMO plan. When they retire, their employer no longer contributes anything toward their insurance premiums so the "sticker shock" will be there whether Medicare is or not.

Now, people do not have to have supplemental insurance. It is an OPTION for those retirees who do not wish to enroll in an HMO plan and don't want to bother with fees for office visits, etc. Got it? It is an OPTION ONLY for those who want 100% coverage. Something they never had under their employer's plan. If they want a better plan, they can pay for it. Nothing wrong with that.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#932222 Jun 25, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Boy, that electron is getting dimmer by the moment.
I'm sure that a lot of people have put your lights out on many occasion. Look like Elephant Man after a train wreck.
NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#932223 Jun 25, 2013
leggy wrote:
<quoted text>
With your typical brilliance of hindsight, what would a president Doorknob have done after 9/11?
The same damn thing Obama did when he took office. Use the CIA to track all who self proclaimed to be a part of 9/11. Not invade invade a sovereign nation that had nothing to do with it. Using your logic, we should've went to war with Pakistan because that's where we found bin Laden. That was Bush's premise for invading Afghanistan. This is where the smart president Barack understood we didn't need a full out invasion to kill bin Laden. That's what or special forces are for. Compared to the not so smart president Bush tried to use military might in a fill out invasion which accomplished nothing.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#932224 Jun 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Only an idiot would be content to live in a country where you have to wear gas masks to go outside. You were criticizing Obama's position on Coal-Fired Power Plants and I provided proof of exactly why his position is the right one.
To the contrary, your posts adds to the intellectual pollution with vague, nebulous, foggy bullsh it.

Do Chinese Coal-Fired Power Plants use scrubbers at all? What kind of coal(quality) is the most commonly used?

You add nothing to the discussion but smarmy pea-shooter style yelps.

Proof? What proof? Links? NO LINKS! No credible Studies. Nothing but some Copy-n-Pissed you probably pulled out of Mother Jones.

Go sit on your face and breathe deeply.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932225 Jun 25, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
Veteran Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts on Tuesday won the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry and helped Democrats maintain their majority in the chamber.
Markey claimed victory in a post on his official campaign Twitter page, saying: "Thank you Massachusetts! I am deeply honored for the opportunity to serve you in the United States Senate."
Local cable news station NECN said Markey secured 54 percent of the vote with 87 percent of districts reporting.
The win caps a campaign that Markey began in December, shortly after President Barack Obama said he wanted to appoint Kerry U.S. Secretary of State.
Great to see a fresh face in Congress.

A party apparatchik.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#932226 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>We don't have any time for climate denier idiots like Galt. President Obama is acting within the legitimate limits of his powers. The U S Supreme Court ordered that the E.P.A. carry out its authority to mitigate climate change .
The Magic Negro is desperately trying to start a national discussion on Carbon to get our eyes and ears away from his incompetency and evil. The Liberal media spigots will fall in line to help but most people aren't falling for it.

If he can't play Superman and save the world through Islam, he'll next try being The Green President who saved the world!

Putin and China are snickering.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932227 Jun 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, you are using smoke and mirrors to make your point. Employees do not have 100% coverage even if enrolled in an HMO plan. When they retire, their employer no longer contributes anything toward their insurance premiums so the "sticker shock" will be there whether Medicare is or not.
Now, people do not have to have supplemental insurance. It is an OPTION for those retirees who do not wish to enroll in an HMO plan and don't want to bother with fees for office visits, etc. Got it? It is an OPTION ONLY for those who want 100% coverage. Something they never had under their employer's plan. If they want a better plan, they can pay for it. Nothing wrong with that.
Medicare covers only 80% of costs, so a supplemental plan is essential.

HMO plans are worthless, whether employer plans or Medicare Advantage. Only fools select this option. Bangladesh medicine.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#932228 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>President Barack Obama calls for an END to financing for coal world-wide in today's climate change speech. That's BIG!:-D
A big mouth doesn't make for big topics.

The rest of humanity is yawning. Especially those with jobs and income like Russia, China, India and the rest of the developing world. The Magic Negro wants the US to become a trash, second rate country to accommodate the carbon emissions of everyone else.

Soros is wetting his pants right now with glee.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932229 Jun 25, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
To the contrary, your posts adds to the intellectual pollution with vague, nebulous, foggy bullsh it.
Do Chinese Coal-Fired Power Plants use scrubbers at all? What kind of coal(quality) is the most commonly used?
You add nothing to the discussion but smarmy pea-shooter style yelps.
Proof? What proof? Links? NO LINKS! No credible Studies. Nothing but some Copy-n-Pissed you probably pulled out of Mother Jones.
Go sit on your face and breathe deeply.
Doubt if most Chinese plants have precipitators, let alone scrubbers.

And they probably dump the ash outside the back door and discharge liquid waste untreated.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#932230 Jun 25, 2013
leggy wrote:
<quoted text>
idiot, were they dying in 2010 when record numbers of democrats from coaST TO COAST GOT THEIR ASSES KICKED OUT OF OFFICE?
President Obama's Morning After 2010 Midterm Election Results
abcnews.go.com › Politics&#8206;
by Russell Goldman - in 22 Google+ circles
Nov 3, 2010 – The era of President Obama's wide-sweeping progressive legislative agenda ended last night with the Republican conquest of the House,...
"Representative Edward J. Markey, a Democrat who has toiled for almost 40 years in the House in both the majority and minority, won a promotion to the Senate on Tuesday in a victory over Gabriel Gomez, a Republican who has never served in elective office.
Mr. Markey, 66, replaces John Kerry, who stepped down earlier this year to become secretary of state, and he will provide a reliable vote for President Obama’s agenda, which seemed to be just what voters wanted." http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/26/us/massachu...

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