Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252280 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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#932564 Jun 26, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Your article omits to mention that a stricter version of the 1977 CRA was enacted by Bill Clinton in 1995. This renewed and toughened CRA gave federal regulators the authority to severely curtail the activities of a bank if the bank fails to follow this act. The next tightening step occurred in 1999, when Bill Clinton signed into law the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act which further expanded the reach of the CRA. From 1995 to 2004 it is a mere 9 years. A large majority of the subprime loans was granted under APR mortgage terms. That is, a very low interest rate is offered for the first five years of the loan. After these five years, the interest rate is no longer fixed and rises sharply. The inital low interest rate was necessary for the banks to sell enough subprime loans and not get criminalized under the CRA. The house owners usually get in trouble when the interest rate rises and they can no longer afford the loan. Therefore, there was a five-year lag after the introduction of the tightened CRA before the first problems started to appear. Furthermore, new loans were granted over many years, and the remaining four years after subtracting the lag do not appear that long anymore. When the tightened 1995 CRA by Bill Clinton is considered, the notion that the CRA is the root cause of the subprime mortgage crisis no longer appears silly.
Next, the article claims
... that 50% of subprime loans were made by mortgage service companies not subject comprehensive federal supervision and another 30% were made by affiliates of banks or thrifts which are not subject to routine supervision or examinations.
Please consider the exact wording. No comprehensive federal supervision. Does this mean that the CRA law still applies and is just not supervised and enforced? What about the banks and thrifts which are not subject to routine supervision or examinations? Do they act unlawfully just because of a lack of supervision? Is this the path recommended by the author? First, the text of the CRA applies to all regulated financial institutions - these are banks, insurance companies and their subsidiaries.
Second, please note that no real statistics are provided.
but....you can take your last statement and apply it to the right wing myth that CRA's caused the housing bubble to burst.

i'm not taking your 'explanation' as solid reasoning without something to back it up.

so i guess we're done.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#932565 Jun 26, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol can answer for herself
Just another of Waxturd's trolls.

Best to ignore the idiots. And he's got lots of idiots in the closet!! This happens to be one of the newer ones, burt equally ignorant. That's how you can always tell it's Waxturd.

It's the Obamaphobia..........
Whatever

Gering, NE

#932566 Jun 26, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Lookie!! Another flat earth idiot!! Thanks in advance for saying truly ignorant stuff!! LOL
January 2013 was the lowest levels recorded-ever. So much for your stupidity about it being the same as last year.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/11/us/great-la...
"Water Levels Fall in Great Lakes, Taking a Toll on Shipping"
"Drought and other factors have created historically low water marks for the Great Lakes, putting the $34 billion Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway shipping industry in peril, a situation that could send ominous ripples throughout the economy.
Water levels in the Great Lakes have been below their long-term averages during the past 14 years, and this winter the water in Lakes Michigan and Huron, the hardest-hit lakes, dropped to record lows, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. Keith Kompoltowicz, the chief of watershed hydrology with the corps’s Detroit district, said that in January “the monthly mean was the lowest ever recorded, going back to 1918.”
While spring rains have helped so far this year, levels in all five Great Lakes are still low by historical standards, so getting through the shallow points in harbors and channels is a tense affair."
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It's so easy to prove your ignorance. Like shooting fish in a barrel.
You must be related to Carol, only she says such idiotic stuff that can be so easily disproven.
What are you mumbling about?

Drought causes drop in Lake level

Rain is improving situation

Why are you claiming this is important in any way?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#932567 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe if you could keep up you'd know everything I've said about the CRA is Clinton and the Democrats expanding it to force banks into providing more subprime mortgages than at any other time - even since Carter's screw up in creating the dang thing in the first place.
I know what you keep SAYING son.

That's the brainwashing you received but you just don't notice.

The banks and capitalists created subprimes. The government didn't create them and force the banks to fund them.

You're the one whose really screwed.

BTW, have you determined when they repealed CRA so you can make your case?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#932568 Jun 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You do realize the wording was 'legal marriage', right? Meaning only in the states where same-sex marriage is legal. Not that I care. My opinion is the government has no business in the marriage game. Government should have nothing to do with who marries whom!!!
I agree with the SCOTUS, it should be a state decision.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#932569 Jun 26, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
It looks like the liberals on the Supreme Court subverted Democracy again. First the rule California voters do not have the right to deny same sex marriage, but now they say it's up to the states.
Typical lawless Democrats in action. This SC is a circus act. Totally dysfunctional and not functioning as intended. They do not rule on law, they are nothing more than a political group now.
that was today.

yesterday the Court conservative had their go at subverting democracy. so quit complaining.

but it's nice to see yesterday's wingnut celebration cut short.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#932570 Jun 26, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
It was the House Republicans that made taxpayers pay for their defense of DOMA, dingbat!!
They lost. You lost. The Repugnant Party lost huge.
Freedom and equality for all Americans, as guarenteed by the Constitution WON!!
Scalia uses his Catholic upbringing to decide, and ignores the 14th Amendment.
He's much like you, dingbat!!
""AMENDMENT XIV
SECTION 1.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
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That is clear as a bell, except for hateful religious freaks like you.
Why do you hate the US Constitution??
bingo!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#932571 Jun 26, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
"Disappointing U.S. economic growth figures>.." make carol happy,
LOL
She lost all her money in the stock market!!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#932572 Jun 26, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Hope this post in now in place of the daily
Benghazi, IRS and AP reposts
Why is Patrick so grumpy this morning?

Benghazi and IRS are current issues no matter how much you want them to disappear.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#932573 Jun 26, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
It looks like the liberals on the Supreme Court subverted Democracy again. First the rule California voters do not have the right to deny same sex marriage, but now they say it's up to the states.
Typical lawless Democrats in action. This SC is a circus act. Totally dysfunctional and not functioning as intended. They do not rule on law, they are nothing more than a political group now.
You don't matter!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#932574 Jun 26, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with the SCOTUS, it should be a state decision.
No it shouldn't, dummy. It's called United States for a reason you treasonous traitor, go to Russia, you anti American miserable wench from hell.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#932575 Jun 26, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Lookie!! Another flat earth idiot!! Thanks in advance for saying truly ignorant stuff!! LOL
January 2013 was the lowest levels recorded-ever. So much for your stupidity about it being the same as last year.
----------
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/11/us/great-la...
"Water Levels Fall in Great Lakes, Taking a Toll on Shipping"
"Drought and other factors have created historically low water marks for the Great Lakes, putting the $34 billion Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway shipping industry in peril, a situation that could send ominous ripples throughout the economy.
Water levels in the Great Lakes have been below their long-term averages during the past 14 years, and this winter the water in Lakes Michigan and Huron, the hardest-hit lakes, dropped to record lows, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. Keith Kompoltowicz, the chief of watershed hydrology with the corps’s Detroit district, said that in January “the monthly mean was the lowest ever recorded, going back to 1918.”
While spring rains have helped so far this year, levels in all five Great Lakes are still low by historical standards, so getting through the shallow points in harbors and channels is a tense affair."
----------
It's so easy to prove your ignorance. Like shooting fish in a barrel.
You must be related to Carol, only she says such idiotic stuff that can be so easily disproven.
Think it might have something to do with all those water bottling plants along the shores? Do people not realize that when you bottle millions of gallons of water from it's source and ship it outside the water shed that it won't cause a problem?

Blue Gold: World Water Wars Watch it and learn something.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#932576 Jun 26, 2013
In Germany, they still love Obama

Today, according to new Pew Research Center data not yet released in a report, 88% of Germans say they have confidence in Obama to do the right thing in world affairs. In stark contrast, just 14% had confidence in Bush during his last year in office.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/06/...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#932577 Jun 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>No, Joe Lieberman was a registered Republican before he switched party affiliation status to 'Independent'.The GOP's own turning away from and hostility towards moderate ,'RINO' conservatives forced many honest, progressive conservatives to flee the GOP.
Link to anything that supports your claim. Anything

You are wrong; look it up.
NJ raider 1

Brooklyn, NY

#932578 Jun 26, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>that explains the huge crowd of Obama worshippers in Germany last week and how well the economy is doing and how the world is much more stable since Obama won the peace prize. Oh and last but not least, the fact that Obama got caught whispering/promising sweetly to the Russians in 2012 how he'd have "more flexibility after the election," is working out real well for the U.S., right?
You have a problem staying on topic, don't you? What does Obama's leadership in the US have to do with the crowd he generated in Germany? Despite everything you posted, he was reelected in Nov to fulfill his entire 8 years allowed. Nothing you posted was a knock against his leadership!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#932579 Jun 26, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>You better read it again numb nutz.
With President Barack Obama's re-election and the assurance of the ACA beginning in 2014, it is the first time in U.S. history that CAM and integrative medicine practitioners have been included in a national healthcare law.

http://www.kptv.com/story/20407636/obamacare-...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#932580 Jun 26, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
That was dumb.
Just pointing out that four years after the recession ended the economy still is dragging along.
Talking thru that big, fat arse of yours again, I see.

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DOW Jan 20 2009 7949

DOW Jan 26 2013 14844

And this:

Buyers and sellers take note: The housing recovery is real, according to Moody's Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi.

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Easy to see why you have the hots for Carol. You're both flat earth morons, you'll make a good couple.

You can get married in CA now!!

HAHAHAHAHA

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#932581 Jun 26, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with the SCOTUS, it should be a state decision.
Should interracial marriage be a state decision also?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#932582 Jun 26, 2013
The Supreme Court rulings today will cost the federal government billions of dollars.
LCN Llin

United States

#932583 Jun 26, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
From Canada with love:
Obama in Berlin: Self-indulgent mush masquerades as leadership
Remember how Obama and other Democrats decried that George W. Bush was “alienating” our allies with his supposed go-it-alone cowboy-ness?
What Bush was doing was pursuing a serious agenda in the service of American interests. Some of our allies liked it more than others did.
Our adversaries didn’t like it much at all.
When Bush went abroad to deal with foreign leaders the reception was not always great because there were difficult issues being dealt with. That is how it goes with serious leaders.
WHAT EXACTLY IS OBAMA DEALING WITH?
* Trying to revive the notion of “arms control” negotiations with the Russians as if it were 1979 again?
* Continuing to push the fairy tale that global warming is the “greatest global threat of our time”?
*Vladimir Putin must be astounded at his luck that the American electorate put this EMPTY SUIT in the White House, not once but twice.
Obama still appears sold on the notion that he can lead the nation - maybe even lead the world - with brilliant speeches. NO MATTER HOW NONSENSICAL HIS WORDS, all he has to do is say them skillfully enough, and he can not only keep Americans buying it but somehow do the same to the likes of Putin, Merkel and Cameron.
That, I guess, gives him the heft he needs to SLASH AMERICA’S ARSENAL AND FUNNEL THE MONEY INTO MORE SCHEMES TO CREATE A PERMANENT CLASS OF GOVERNMENT-DEPENDENT HOPEANDCHANGE VOTERS.
Raise your hand if you’ve noticed that Obama’s speeches are terrible and what HE SAYS MAKES NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. In his mind, Putin is raising his hand, but he doesn’t want to help you figure it out. It’s in his interests to have you to keep buying it.
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/...
President Bush seems silent on criticism of President Obama?
Bush and Clinton have a fund to help Haiti.

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