Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264624 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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LCN Llin

United States

#932332 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The climate has apparently been in a "warming plateau" for the past 15 years.
Scientific data shows the temperatures have not varied that significantly.
Most of the warming over the last century occurred before 1940 - preceding the vast majority of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. Global warming alarmists have been unable to explain this mismatch between warming theory and scientific data.
James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies who started the clamor for action to prevent global warming, wrote in the 1998 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that "the forcings that drive long-term climate change are not known with accuracy sufficient to define future climate change."
So much for being sure.
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Dr. Carol
PDUPONT

Easthampton, MA

#932333 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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But see, that's the thing. Between the two of us, I'm the more reasonable.
For example, you seem to have no problem with Obama and Hillary lying about that video to protect their party's chance of winning in 2012.
That's not very reasonable. Unless you have another explanation why they would lie about something like that.
Stop flogging that horse Carol! It's dead already!
Four separate media reports from sources on the ground in Benghazi citing actual witnesses to the attack indicate that the perpetrators were a group called Ansar al-Shariah who indeed used the anti Muslim video as their reason to attack the consulate. This same group attack an Italian consulate in 2006 to protest a perceived insult to the prophet.
The only liar here is you.
LCN Llin

United States

#932334 Jun 26, 2013
Within hours of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act the Democratic National Committee posted a petition and began fundraising off the decision.

Tuesday, the court struck down a portion of the Voting Rights Act and called on Congress to enact a new manner of determining which states and localities’ voting laws require permission from the federal government.

In an email to supporters, Donna Brazile — the vice-chair for Voter Registration and Participation for the Democratic National Committee — called the decision an “injustice” and warned that the voting access “threats are real.”

“In the last few years, Republicans have dramatically stepped up their efforts to limit voting access,” she wrote in the email.“They’ve tried passing restrictive voter ID laws, cutting back early-voting hours, and eliminating same-day voter registration. The list goes on.”

Brazile called on supporters to add their name to the DNC’s petition, which reads,“The Supreme Court has struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act. This is disappointing, but the fight is not over. Stand with Democrats who are fighting to protect the right to vote for every American.”
LCN Llin

United States

#932335 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Not if you look at what happened in MA and TX last night, quite a change from '10 dontcha think?
But you go right ahead thinking your party's fine, that thinking worked out so well last year didn't it?
Its amusing to watch. The GOP has acknowledged that they need to change so their solution is to do exactly NOT that.
GOP want to restrict voting which turned out record voters in 2012.
People stayed in line for 6 to 8 hours.
Fund raising has begun.
LCN Llin

United States

#932336 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Thanks but I didn't really need an example of "stupid", thought my post was sufficient.
Since you insist though, why don't you take a shot at explaining how having the government regulate personal relationships is "less government" regardless of what a mob says.
Big government republicans are a fact

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#932337 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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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.
Gramm Leach Bliley was the law that Clinton signed that wiped out Glass-Stengal.

Gramm, Leach & Bliley are all Republican.

The bill was passed in the Senate with all Republicans & 1 Democrat voting for it & 44 Democrats & no Republicans against it.

Clinton was against it but a compromise was reached.

To blame Clinton for not stopping Republicans is really dishonest. Like most of your posts.
LCN Llin

United States

#932338 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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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.
As long as You have a roof over your head?
If different, would the view from the street be different.
Peace
neigbor

Covington, GA

#932339 Jun 26, 2013
LCN Llin

United States

#932340 Jun 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Gramm Leach Bliley was the law that Clinton signed that wiped out Glass-Stengal.
Gramm, Leach & Bliley are all Republican.
The bill was passed in the Senate with all Republicans & 1 Democrat voting for it & 44 Democrats & no Republicans against it.
Clinton was against it but a compromise was reached.
To blame Clinton for not stopping Republicans is really dishonest. Like most of your posts.
Knee jerk republican blame everything on democrats.
Keeping people from voting will energize the democratic party.
" He man, the repugs don't want you to vote. we will pay for your voter ID"
NJ raider 1

Paterson, NJ

#932341 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Thanks but I didn't really need an example of "stupid", thought my post was sufficient.
Since you insist though, why don't you take a shot at explaining how having the government regulate personal relationships is "less government" regardless of what a mob says.
Look I'm against passing laws to comfort a certain groups securities but, I truly don't care who dates or sleeps with who. It's none of my business. In a world where there has to be laws & rules to govern society, we shouldn't be encouraging gay anything to kids. They're learning about sexual orientation far too young &, it's not the school or society's job to teach our children about such life altering events. Now on the same hand, if this country is based on freedom as we're told, the majority shouldn't have to accommodate the emotions of the minority. I know people will compare being gay to black slavery but, before you do, they're not on the same playing field. For one being black is not a choice. Here comes the argument! 2nd, blacks were targeted for just that being black. Gays aren't targeted for being gay by society in general. I for 1 don't see the big deal in giving them the same rights under a different title. If that's the big deal, it can be easily solved. Sorry for my rambling but, my concern is for the kids. They are 2 easily influenced!

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Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#932342 Jun 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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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.
A reduction is a reduction regardless if anyone else follows through.

This idea that we should wait until Russia & china do more is stupid.If the U.S. won't do anything, why should thy. Aren't we number one or two in greenhouse emissions?

Many smaller countries have put in measures already.

I realize Galt is old doesn't give a rat's patutie about future generations.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#932343 Jun 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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It's just not the same.
Besides, with electronic books, who needs libraries?
Of course it's not the same, why would anyone (logical and rational) expect it to be?

"OMG" and for heavens sake, electronically formatted reading materials made for public access need to be stored somewhere too.

But thanks for proving that a worm is a worm is a worm lol.

(I will say though, magazine articles on an e-reader...meh. The page dimensions just don't quite measure up to a good old fashioned hard copy in hand!!)
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#932344 Jun 26, 2013
Gutting Voting Rights: Supreme Court Gives Racist Republicans Just What They Wanted

The Voting Rights Act has been doing precisely what it was intended to do for nearly fifty years. It was reauthorized in 2006 with overwhelming support in congress (98-0 in the senate, 390-33 in the House) and signed by George W. Bush. For the Court to overturn the will of the people in this regard tags them as just the sort of activist jurists that right-wingers usually assail. The Act’s usefulness was demonstrated just last year when numerous localities tried, but failed, to implement voter suppression schemes.

http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...

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#932345 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Thanks but I didn't really need an example of "stupid", thought my post was sufficient.
Since you insist though, why don't you take a shot at explaining how having the government regulate personal relationships is "less government" regardless of what a mob says.
Don't confuse waxman with logic and facts, these morons are here to whine not think.

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LCN Llin

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#932346 Jun 26, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Of course it's not the same, why would anyone (logical and rational) expect it to be?
"OMG" and for heavens sake, electronically formatted reading materials made for public access need to be stored somewhere too.
But thanks for proving that a worm is a worm is a worm lol.
(I will say though, magazine articles on an e-reader...meh. The page dimensions just don't quite measure up to a good old fashioned hard copy in hand!!)
always enjoy <nobamas> insights into his thinking.
Enjoy books real and kindle ...with kindle the entire library portable for trips. Hard to skim electronic books.
LCN Llin

United States

#932348 Jun 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Gutting Voting Rights: Supreme Court Gives Racist Republicans Just What They Wanted
The Voting Rights Act has been doing precisely what it was intended to do for nearly fifty years. It was reauthorized in 2006 with overwhelming support in congress (98-0 in the senate, 390-33 in the House) and signed by George W. Bush. For the Court to overturn the will of the people in this regard tags them as just the sort of activist jurists that right-wingers usually assail. The Act’s usefulness was demonstrated just last year when numerous localities tried, but failed, to implement voter suppression schemes.
http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
reducing the early voting was an indication that the republicans feared american voters.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#932349 Jun 26, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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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.
Well the good old puritans of blue state pitch fork and torch bearing colonialville need not worry-they've filled Kerry's O'Kennedy moss covered dark age seat with another antiquated jackboot licking partisan poliTical demoncRat of old skewl CRONYism..for the time being anyway.

And DON'T EVEN try and go there with ANY "you mention" Christie garbage.

Because I've already BEEN THERE-actually walking the walk and singing that tune for YEARS....in case you haven't been posting here long enough to have seen enough of it to figure it out.

The times they are a changin'...and SOME of us are just waiting for the REST of the nation to catch up and grow some actual independent, ethical braincells again and say SCREW the disgusting pandering and puhphoniess of petty, bootlicking political partisan "correct(less)ness". ..and vote for what's best FOR this nation again-and NOT for anything else that bears against it!!!!
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Democratic Jersey mayors are endorsing Chris Christie for re-election.

Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long threw her support behind Christie on Wednesday, touting his leadership in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and saying she has no time for partisan politics while trying to rebuild her town, which was heavily damaged by the storm.

“There is no time for Republicans and Democrats to bash each other in the name of party politics. I don’t want to spend the next six months being coy,” she said during the endorsement announcement in Sea Bright.

Long is the second Democratic mayor, after Harrison’s Raymond McDonough, to endorse Christie for re-election.( alan.com LA 6/26/2013)

CHRISTIE ET AL for POTUS 2013!
REAL LEADERSHIP FOR America again-NOT against it!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#932350 Jun 26, 2013
The Texas anti-abortion bill, which threatened to close nearly all of the abortion clinics in the state and prompted an 11-hour filibuster by state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), is dead, The Austin American-Statesman reported.

Lawmakers had to vote on Senate Bill 5 before the special session's end at 12 a.m. local time. However, more than 400 protesters halted the proceedings 15 minutes before the roll call could be completed with what they called "a people's filibuster," The Associated Press reported.

The crowd of demonstrators in the capitol cried "Shame! Shame!" when Davis' filibuster was halted by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who ruled that her discussion of mandatory ultrasound testing was off-topic. Then the protesters roared after state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte asked, "At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues?”

Their cries continued to echo inside the chamber -- and over a livestream watched by thousands around the world -- until after the midnight deadline passed.

Although some Republican lawmakers later claimed the bill had passed in time, Democrats denied that the vote was completed before the clock ran out on the session.

A time stamp showing the vote completed after midnight was the deciding factor.“This will not become law,” Sen. John Whitmire (D), told The Austin American-Statesman.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/texa...
LCN Llin

United States

#932351 Jun 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>"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...
Scott Brown did not run.
Similar to the silence from the Bush family?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#932352 Jun 26, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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always enjoy <nobamas> insights into his thinking.
Enjoy books real and kindle ...with kindle the entire library portable for trips. Hard to skim electronic books.
It's the page dimensions thing..although the built in high lightning capabilities makes it simple to hover over the stuff that just kind of "sticks out" :-).
Easily catalog these days too-no excuses for "poor inventory management" when managed well anyway!

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