Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263833 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

#932289 Jun 25, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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If Mick ever did a White House concert, I'm sure he'd play "Get Off Of My Cloud" right to the Magic Negro's face.
Sometimes I feel like tuning out until some measure of sanity returns again.

This president and his administration are a circus.

Never thought I'd miss Bill Clinton. But remembering his bold statement in his State of the Union Address, "The era of big government is over!", makes me feel nostalgic, ironically enough.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#932290 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.
Nice!
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#932291 Jun 25, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Voting may become more fair and honest now for the first time in 50 years.
Eric Racist Holder and his Clown Boss are very upset because this means that their "Chicago Style" politics can't be applied any longer. They are losing control of their Shell Games and Race Cards.
He was a bit miffed. Made me feel very happy.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#932292 Jun 25, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't that what you people want for America son?
After all, scrubbers make electricity more expensive. And what greedy corporation cares about the environment when capitalism is the god you bow to?
And you were the big rally cryers for nuclear as well.
And even with 'drill, baby, drill,' we still export gasoline.
amazing.
Your electric and gas bills are going to go higher.

No one bows to capitalism. When capitalism is unchecked, there can be a few problems. But everyone bows to communism - or else.

Just ask conservatives who were questioned gestapo-style about their book club reading material and what they said in their prayers because they didn't bow to this administration. Sounds very KGB to me.

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Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#932293 Jun 25, 2013
At least Obama's back to face the music, and he's trying as hard as he can to change the tune.

He's playing an oldie but a goodie - global warming - trying to drown out the economy, the numerous scandals, China and Russia poking him in the eye, and the "train wreck that's coming."

You'd think he would have picked any one of the more contemporary "top 10 hits" in his first public appearance that everyone else is singing.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932295 Jun 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I provided a link. You can go back and find it.
However, it is a FACT that coal plants are the most polluting of all power stations.
Depends how one defines "polluting."

Modern coal fired plants remove particulates, sulfur oxides, and nitrogen oxides.

One could easily argue that solar power plants cause far more permanent damage to the environment because of the vast amounts of land involved and their frequent location in desert areas that have very fragile ecosystems that cannot recover once disturbed.

Wind turbines also have significant environmental effects, including killing large numbers of protected bird species.

And the negative effects of hydropower projects such as the Three Gorges Dam in China are obvious.

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Mililani, HI

#932296 Jun 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Beg your pardon?
Neither am I ignorant or a racist. And certainly not an ass.
The Voting Rights Act is outdated. The Southern states are no longer the predominantly Democratic racist states they once were in 1965.
Time to let go of the past. Only Democrats want to cling to it for dear life. The race card is their ace in the hole for the black vote.
Just like cons and the elimination of the Glass-Steagal Act.

And look what devastation that wrought.

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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#932297 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The Montreal Protocol relates to halogenated hydrocarbons, not carbon emissions.
You wouldn't know what the Montreal Protocol was unless I told you. It was one of Ronald Reagan's few great foreign policy successes. Here is why banning hydroflurocarbons are crucial to climate change mitigation.--> http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/alin/why_ph...

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Mililani, HI

#932298 Jun 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Your electric and gas bills are going to go higher.
No one bows to capitalism. When capitalism is unchecked, there can be a few problems. But everyone bows to communism - or else.
Just ask conservatives who were questioned gestapo-style about their book club reading material and what they said in their prayers because they didn't bow to this administration. Sounds very KGB to me.
lol! Actually, no son. They're not.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932299 Jun 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You're entitled to your opinion.
Galt has always had the option of employer-sponsored fee-for-service plans, or HMO plans at lower premiums. Galt has always opted for the higher-priced plan to provide easier access to more qualified medical personnel.

HMO plans are cheaper for one reason...denial of services.

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Mililani, HI

#932300 Jun 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Your electric and gas bills are going to go higher.
No one bows to capitalism. When capitalism is unchecked, there can be a few problems. But everyone bows to communism - or else.
Just ask conservatives who were questioned gestapo-style about their book club reading material and what they said in their prayers because they didn't bow to this administration. Sounds very KGB to me.
Few problems? You were bitching and moaning about the housing bubble and you call it a few problems?

Same with the banks?

You sure are way off base.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#932302 Jun 25, 2013
leggy wrote:
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dumbass douchebag Hussein Oblamer wants to put thousands of coal miners out of work.
Jobs??? We don't need no steenking jobs!!! B. Hussein Oblamer
F ing idiot hasn't created 1 non government job.
It's not the government's job to create jobs. Neither is it the government's job to inhibit jobs or freeze hiring by big government intrusion. That's where Obama gets into trouble. And why we're where we are.

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Mililani, HI

#932303 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Depends how one defines "polluting."
Modern coal fired plants remove particulates, sulfur oxides, and nitrogen oxides.
One could easily argue that solar power plants cause far more permanent damage to the environment because of the vast amounts of land involved and their frequent location in desert areas that have very fragile ecosystems that cannot recover once disturbed.
Wind turbines also have significant environmental effects, including killing large numbers of protected bird species.
And the negative effects of hydropower projects such as the Three Gorges Dam in China are obvious.
lol! You should talk to mdbuilder about killing spotted owls.

Doesn't give a rip.

And he's one of 'your' people.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#932304 Jun 25, 2013
JBH wrote:
-------It's time to pull out the "Squirrel!" strategy again. Like China and Russia are going to go along with a global warming agenda. It's absolutely pointless unless these two countries as well as India are on board. China and Russia and playing Obama like a violin. Don't think they're all that concerned with Obama's global warming agenda. Talk about grabbing at straws. But this president is desperate to get his base chasing squirrels again.
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Except the Russians don't play with squirrels, as they teach the Chinese how to play the violin because Russians do better in musical instruments and ballet.
Once again, since Chairman Mao admired Russia's Stalin to seek as master for radicalism revolution in those days, these days the Chinese might seek the Russians to teach them to drone back and defeat US drones of violating rules of laws, if US dares to use spy like Fogle again to hunt for information of Snowden.
Since Russians don't play with rabbits, squirrels or sand marbles, but the surveying using their fast jets of possible drone activation that China might be interested to be trained by Russians to implement the International law, while playing the role of climate change agenda.
You still don't get it. It doesn't matter what Russia and China think of President Obama's climate change plan, climate change is devastating their countries and to act as if everything is 'normal' dooms them to catastrophic consequences. Nations do understan what's in their self-interest and climate suicide isn't it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932305 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> You wouldn't know what the Montreal Protocol was unless I told you. It was one of Ronald Reagan's few great foreign policy successes. Here is why banning hydroflurocarbons are crucial to climate change mitigation.--> http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/alin/why_ph...
Not gonna bother with your link because this has absolutely nothing to do with power plants.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#932306 Jun 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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It's not the government's job to create jobs.
Yes, that's why Bob Corker wants big government to create 20,000 new jobs in building an extension to the 'Freedom Wall' fence along our border with Mexico to keep illegals out before he votes fro the Immigration Bill(I hope that the Mexico President will echo Reagan's 'call' and tell 'Mr. President Obama 'tear down that wall'!) Those 20,000 new jobs can be given to the coal miners looking for new jobs after we end all financing of coal ---they can have healthier, safer jobs at building the soft energy national infrastructure , a new renewable energy grid , for a 21st modern America.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932307 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> You wouldn't know what the Montreal Protocol was unless I told you. It was one of Ronald Reagan's few great foreign policy successes. Here is why banning hydroflurocarbons are crucial to climate change mitigation.--> http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/alin/why_ph...
Here's an idea.

Obama should persuade his Communist buddies to live with the same environmental restrictions as American power producers.

Seems fair.

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Mililani, HI

#932308 Jun 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Galt has always had the option of employer-sponsored fee-for-service plans, or HMO plans at lower premiums. Galt has always opted for the higher-priced plan to provide easier access to more qualified medical personnel.
HMO plans are cheaper for one reason...denial of services.
So... you can't get the service no matter what?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932309 Jun 25, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> You still don't get it. It doesn't matter what Russia and China think of President Obama's climate change plan, climate change is devastating their countries and to act as if everything is 'normal' dooms them to catastrophic consequences. Nations do understan what's in their self-interest and climate suicide isn't it.
If you are correct about climate change, which you are not, then changes by America will do absolutely no good if China and Russia and India and Korea and Vietnam and others do not do the same.

To think that their emissions of greenhouse gases would affect only their countries is naive.

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Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#932310 Jun 25, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Just like cons and the elimination of the Glass-Steagal Act.
And look what devastation that wrought.
Had Glass-Steagall been in place, Citigroup could not have formed CitiFinancial and Bear Stearns would not have needed a bailout. Many in the financial community believe the repeal of Glass-Steagall did contribute to the financial mess we are in.

The reason why Hillary Clinton has remained silent over her husband's repeal of Glass-Steagall may be because it is more embarrassing than Monica Lewinsky.

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