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

#933555 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The former commander of a four-member Army Special Forces unit in Tripoli, Libya, denied Wednesday that he was told to stand down during last year's deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
In a closed-door session with the House Armed Services Committee, Lt. Col. S.E. Gibson said his commanders told him to remain in the capital of Tripoli to defend Americans in the event of additional attacks and to help survivors being evacuated from Benghazi.
"Contrary to news reports, Gibson was not ordered to 'stand down' by higher command authorities in response to his understandable desire to lead a group of three other special forces soldiers to Benghazi," the Republican-led committee said in a summary of its classified briefing with military officials, including Gibson.
http://azstarnet.com/news/national/govt-and-p...
Call it what you will, he was told to stay in Tripoli instead of going to provide assistance in Benghazi.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#933556 Jun 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Limbaugh blew up yesterday? Funny, I didn't feel a thing.
"Funny, I didn't feel a thing"; emorons wife said on their honeymoon.
Sucks to be you.

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#933557 Jun 27, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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My point is: Opting for more coal-fired power plants over solar energy is nonsensical.
Almost exactly. Solar's not a base load generator so the obvious better solution is nuclear dontcha think?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#933558 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Senator Barry Goldwater (R-Arizona), running for the Republican Party nomination in the upcoming presidential election, gives an interview in which he discusses the use of low-yield atomic bombs in North Vietnam to defoliate forests and destroy bridges, roads, and railroad lines bringing supplies from communist China. During the storm of criticism that followed, Goldwater tried to back away from these drastic actions, claiming that he did not mean to advocate the use of atomic bombs but was "repeating a suggestion made by competent military people." Democrats painted Goldwater as a warmonger who was overly eager to use nuclear weapons in Vietnam. Though he won his party's nomination, Goldwater was never able to shake his image as an extremist in Vietnam policies. This image was a key factor in his crushing defeat by opponent Lyndon B. Johnson, who took about 61 percent of the vote to Goldwater's 39 percent.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/go...
Just think if we had used nukes in vietnam, global warming wouldnt be a problem.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#933559 Jun 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Unlike you l.l.w. I can admit when I'm wrong.
So what happened to your buddy "yeah"? He screwed up his little name changing game. I don't know why these idiots play thst game, they always end up screwing up.
Yeah is Ghost, the filthy draft dodger from Moreno Valley.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#933560 Jun 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Oh look, "you're" back. Are you done playing name changing games?
I'm really back. It's me. See, I'm in green and there's my old photo.

Since: Dec 12

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#933561 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Senator Barry Goldwater (R-Arizona), running for the Republican Party nomination in the upcoming presidential election, gives an interview in which he discusses the use of low-yield atomic bombs in North Vietnam to defoliate forests and destroy bridges, roads, and railroad lines bringing supplies from communist China. During the storm of criticism that followed, Goldwater tried to back away from these drastic actions, claiming that he did not mean to advocate the use of atomic bombs but was "repeating a suggestion made by competent military people." Democrats painted Goldwater as a warmonger who was overly eager to use nuclear weapons in Vietnam. Though he won his party's nomination, Goldwater was never able to shake his image as an extremist in Vietnam policies. This image was a key factor in his crushing defeat by opponent Lyndon B. Johnson, who took about 61 percent of the vote to Goldwater's 39 percent.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/go...
In the end who ended up being the war monger? Did Goldwater manufacture the Tonkin Gulf Incident to justify escalating VN into a full scale war?
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#933562 Jun 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Malcolm X wanted black men to stand on their feet, not beg for crumbs at the welfare table.
Nothing has changed.
I never denied Malcolm X's legacy but, I woot let him deny MLK his either! If you're so pro Malcolm X, you're saying you're pro black as to MLK being pro American, right? As a Blackman, I respect Malcolm X &, his sacrifices he made for my people but, MLK sacrifice wasn't for a race, it was for a nation. Weigh that in your scales of liberty!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#933564 Jun 27, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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My point is: Opting for more coal-fired power plants over solar energy is nonsensical.
Opting for nuclear and natural gas in an orderly phase-out of coal may make sense, but abruptly closing coal plants in the hope that solar can fill the gap is ridiculous.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#933565 Jun 27, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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"Funny, I didn't feel a thing"; emorons wife said on their honeymoon.
Sucks to be you.
At least my wife was the only one present during our private time. The whole gang was at yours.

Sucks to be lilyskanks husband.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#933566 Jun 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Realtime probably pays the rack rate for hotel rooms.
Look up VIP Rewards, a great deal that is not a membership.
The website says what it says pal,$23 afternoon-members.

And remind your twin retarded mutt e-pal that you live in (cough) Southern California while he lives in (cough) shitsville, where the spotted owls fk the chickens.

Currently 94 dry desert degrees in Temecula.

Why don't you hop in the old Honda and go knock some balls around, the course is probably empty.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#933567 Jun 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Call it what you will, he was told to stay in Tripoli instead of going to provide assistance in Benghazi.
But not ordered to "stand down".

Basic tactics, the tendency is for people to move towards the action which leaves your assigned position defenseless.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#933568 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Senator Barry Goldwater (R-Arizona), running for the Republican Party nomination in the upcoming presidential election, gives an interview in which he discusses the use of low-yield atomic bombs in North Vietnam to defoliate forests and destroy bridges, roads, and railroad lines bringing supplies from communist China. During the storm of criticism that followed, Goldwater tried to back away from these drastic actions, claiming that he did not mean to advocate the use of atomic bombs but was "repeating a suggestion made by competent military people." Democrats painted Goldwater as a warmonger who was overly eager to use nuclear weapons in Vietnam. Though he won his party's nomination, Goldwater was never able to shake his image as an extremist in Vietnam policies. This image was a key factor in his crushing defeat by opponent Lyndon B. Johnson, who took about 61 percent of the vote to Goldwater's 39 percent.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/go...
The result being that LBJ sacrificed 50,000 American lives in Vietnam.

Galt would have voted for bombing the crap out of North Vietnam instead.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#933569 Jun 27, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>We were discussing the virtues of posting as 'Aunt Bettie Lou'
Aunt Bettie Lou is not me anymore. See my old photo?

However, I see no virtue in stealing someone else's identity.

But I'm very proud of myself for getting rid of that jerk in such short order.

So...did you see Hillary's video in 2002? When she said Saddam provided aid, comfort and sanctuary to al Qaeda?

That's what's important now. That you saw the video.

Since: Dec 12

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#933570 Jun 27, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>I'm really back. It's me. See, I'm in green and there's my old photo.
That's not the most flattering picture, kinda look like a gray man.

Since: Dec 12

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#933571 Jun 27, 2013
Settle down Homer, I said GRAY man.

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#933572 Jun 27, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The website says what it says pal,$23 afternoon-members.
And remind your twin retarded mutt e-pal that you live in (cough) Southern California while he lives in (cough) shitsville, where the spotted owls fk the chickens.
Currently 94 dry desert degrees in Temecula.
Why don't you hop in the old Honda and go knock some balls around, the course is probably empty.
The l.a. area would be southern california. I didn't know they call you "spotted owl". Is that your Indian name?

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#933573 Jun 27, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Almost exactly. Solar's not a base load generator so the obvious better solution is nuclear dontcha think?
No, the advocates of solar and wind truly believe that it is base load, or don't understand what base load means.

They also don't understand that the utilities can't just say "No power today, sorry, no sunshine or dark."

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#933574 Jun 27, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> I never denied Malcolm X's legacy but, I woot let him deny MLK his either! If you're so pro Malcolm X, you're saying you're pro black as to MLK being pro American, right? As a Blackman, I respect Malcolm X &, his sacrifices he made for my people but, MLK sacrifice wasn't for a race, it was for a nation. Weigh that in your scales of liberty!
Galt is not trying to contrast Malcolm X with MLK, but rather both with race pimps like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

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Whatever

Gering, NE

#933575 Jun 27, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Classic Willie Lynch move,"play the light skinned slave against the dark skinned slave!" Nobody Gives a shit what Malcolm X had to say in regards to MLK. That's not part of his legacy. They fought for 2 separate causes. I could say Malcolm X sold out the black race for a man made religion. That's my opinion, has no regards to my legacy. Dissecting your thoughts reminds me of high school biology dissecting frogs!
That first sentence was a handy bit of nonsense to avoid comparing the viewpoints of civil rights leaders of that time. In fact it is pure garbage.

Malcom X clearly stated his viewpoint
"The idea of a mass of blacks marching on Washington was originally the brainchild of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters’ A. Philip Randolph. For twenty or more years the March on Washington idea had floated around among Negroes. And, spontaneously, suddenly now, that idea caught on.

This was a national bitterness; militant, unorganized, and leaderless. Predominantly, it was young Negroes, defiant of whatever might be the consequences, sick and tired of the black man’s neck under the white man’s heel.

The White House speedily invited in the major civil rights Negro “leaders.” They were asked to stop the planned March. They truthfully said they hadn’t begun it, they had no control over it–the idea was national, spontaneous, unorganized, and leaderless. In other words, it was a black powder keg.

The next scene was the “big six” civil rights Negro “leaders” meeting in New York City with the white head of a big philanthropic agency. They were told that their money–wrangling in public was damaging their image. And a reported $800,000 was donated to a United Civil Rights Leadership council that was quickly organized by the “big six.”

Now, what had instantly achieved black unity? The white man’s money. What string was attached to the money? Advice. Not only was there this donation, but another comparable sum was promised, for sometime later on, after the March... obviously if all went well.

The original “angry” March on Washington was now about to be entirely changed.

Yes, I was there. I observed that circus. Who ever heard of angry revolutionists all harmonizing “We Shall Overcome...Suum Day...” while tripping and swaying along arm-in-arm with the very people they were supposed to be angrily revolting against? Who ever heard of angry revolutionists swinging their bare feet together with their oppressor in lily-pad park pools, with gospels and guitars and “I Have A Dream” speeches?

And the black masses in America were–and still are–having a nightmare."

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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