Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1262803 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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GOPIdiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#933781 Jun 27, 2013
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>You voted for the winner obama and still lost making you a bigger loser...
Defending the gestapo IRS and a sellout Obama Bin Lyin is an excellent campaign strategy in 2014 you idiot, recommended for all demokrats you dumbass.
When the Tea Baggers take back the country, you moochers will need to fish or cut bait.
The Government Cheese and Welfare Crowd...The Blind Lead...
It's the culture...
Sorry that you have that annoying tic...Tourettes?
No, Romney is the loser.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#933782 Jun 27, 2013
BrightSource Energy's Ivanpah solar power project will soon be a humming city with 24-hour lighting, a wastewater processing facility and a gas-fired power plant. To make room, BrightSource has mowed down a swath of desert plants, displaced dozens of animal species and relocated scores of imperiled desert tortoises, a move that some experts say could kill up to a third of them.

Despite its behemoth footprint, the Ivanpah project has slipped easily into place, unencumbered by lasting legal opposition or public outcry from California's boisterous environmental community.

The public got its chance to comment at scores of open houses, but the real political horse trading took place in meetings involving solar developers, federal regulators and leaders of some of the nation's top environmental organizations.

Away from public scrutiny, they crafted a united front in favor of utility-scale solar development, often making difficult compromises.

"I have spent my entire career thinking of myself as an advocate on behalf of public lands and acting for their protection," said Johanna Wald, a veteran environmental attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. "I am now helping facilitate an activity on public lands that will have very significant environmental impacts. We are doing it because of the threat of climate change. It's not an accommodation; it's a change I had to make to respond to climate."

That unusual collaboration -- along with generous federal subsidies and allotments of public land -- has sparked a wholesale remodeling of the American desert.

Industrial-scale solar development is well underway in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. The federal government has furnished more public property to this cause than it has for oil and gas exploration over the last decade -- 21 million acres, more than the area of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties put together.

Even if only a few of the proposed projects are built, hundreds of square miles of wild land will be scraped clear. Several thousand miles of power transmission corridors will be created.

The desert will be scarred well beyond a human life span, and no amount of mitigation will repair it, according to scores of federal and state environmental reviews.

"The scale of impacts that we are facing, collectively across the desert, is phenomenal," said Dennis Schramm, former superintendent at neighboring Mojave National Preserve. "The reality of the Ivanpah project is that what it will look like on the ground is worse than any of the analyses predicted."

In the fight against climate change, the Mojave Desert is about to take one for the team.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/feb/05/local...

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Florida

Seminole, FL

#933783 Jun 27, 2013
GOPIdiots wrote:
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LOL The Tea Turds are a drag on the GOP. Aside from the GOP base, Tea Turds are unpopular with Americans.
Approve 37%
Disapprove 45%
It just bothers people when you project ignorance on people when the demoKrats still have your brain in chains you idiot.

Obama Bin Lyin is the worst jobs president since the Great Depression.

The economy sucks, unemployment is high, terrorists bolder, IRS and NSA are NAZI Gestapo, the government is rife with scandals, ridden with criminals, communists, fascist democrats, sellouts and Obama bin Lying is responsible you suck ass idiot...

Young graduates are in debt, out of work and on their parents couches. People in their 30s and 40s can't afford to buy homes or have children. Retirees are earning near-zero interest on their savings.

AND... Your addiction and obsession to dumbass is an ardent interest of your pursuit you idiot... I wish someone had an answer to your deranged addiction to fool.

You voted for the winner obama and still lost making you a bigger loser...

In short you retard, the Fascist Obama administration has criminalized the news-gathering process... Defending the IRS and a sellout Obama bin Lying is an excellent Fascisat campaign strategy in 2014 you idiot, recommended for all democrats...

The democrat party no longer exists, it's straight up sellout, communist, statist. So the Tea Party is really the only hope.

It's the culture...

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Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#933784 Jun 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Who?
"Eman"
"sonic" wishes the US would deny the anti-Islam bloggers the right of free speech.
Peace

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GOPIdiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#933785 Jun 27, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Democrats seem determined to shift the focus to this week's disclosure that "Progressive" was also on a list of terms used by IRS screeners from 2010 to 2012 to look for applicants with potential problems that would merit close scrutiny. In a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, George acknowledged that "Progressives" appeared on the list. But he said there was no evidence the IRS set aside progressive groups' applications because they appeared on that list.
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TI79GC...
Who cares?
It's a 'scandal' that proved to be an issue with the IRS, NOT this administration...no matter how loudly FOX talking heads scream otherwise.
Just like Fast and Furious and Benghazi, Issa strikes out once again.

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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#933786 Jun 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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J. Russell George is clearly an Uncle Tom.
Maybe even a creepy-ass cracker.
ROTFLMAO--good one!!!

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PDUPONT

Easthampton, MA

#933787 Jun 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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This wins the "Most Stupid Post Award" hands down.
Do you think the terrorists sent Bush their itinerary before crashing planes into buildings?
Where would President Yeah have put "full security"? On what day? At what time? On which landmarks? On which subways or where there were large public gatherings?
Frankly, you're so stupid sometimes it makes me see red.
Carol, you're the last person in the world to be commenting on someone's intelligence as this post proves beyond all doubt that you are one of the most abysmally stupid people on this thread. George W Bush was warned during the first of his 77 visits to his faux ranch that an attack on US soil was imminent and what did he do? NOTHING! He stayed there another week. He could have gone back to Washington and set fire under some asses and found out that there were FBI reports of suspicious students at flight schools around the nation and prevented the attacks. Did he do that? NO! Because there was more brush to cut.
You're a complete idiot Carol!

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Florida

Seminole, FL

#933788 Jun 27, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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See how easy it is to profile people??
You're a natural!!
Ghetto is not a Republican invention you dumbass.... Ghetto is a man made demokratic urban disaster you idiot

It's the culture...

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GOPIdiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#933789 Jun 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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How about filling all the empty lots in Detroit, of which there are many?
Or Central Park in New York? Boston Commons? Washington Mall? Miami Beach? Everglades?
How about just bulldozing all the foreclosed properties that make up
the Inland Empire?

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Florida

Seminole, FL

#933790 Jun 27, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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The scrutiny was well deserved. The Teabaggers are political groups trying to get a tax exemption pretending to otherwise.
Figures you'd get it wrong.
The IRS did their job.
Defending the IRS and a sellout Obama Bin Lyin is an excellent campaign strategy in 2014 you idiot, recommended for all democrats you dumbass. LMFAO...I'm lovin' it!!

It's the culture...

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PDUPONT

Easthampton, MA

#933791 Jun 27, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Al Gore is now as rich as Romney. But he's laughing all the way to the bank - at you and all your gullible liberal loony tunes.
REALLY STUPID! Did Gore make his money from bankrupting companies like Dade International and destroying workers lives like Romney did? No.
You're an idiot Carol!

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“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#933792 Jun 27, 2013
GOPIdiots wrote:
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LOL The Tea Turds are a drag on the GOP. Aside from the GOP base, Tea Turds are unpopular with Americans.
Approve 37%
Disapprove 45%
"tea turds" scare the pants off you l.l.w. Good.

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#933793 Jun 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Jump, mini-me, jump. Higher little guy. Higher. get those short little legs workin.
First 23,800 of 23,976 had same suckass 49er's avatar.
Next 176 dumbass posts had 8 different avatars used by a moron that is running but can't hide.
Who's jumping, puss?

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“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#933795 Jun 27, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"Eman"
"sonic" wishes the US would deny the anti-Islam bloggers the right of free speech.
Peace
He's a liberal. He's all for free speech, as long as it's speech he agrees with.

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Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#933796 Jun 27, 2013
Trayvon girlfriend shown she is a Liberal, she acted as a Liberal, express herself as a Liberal and therefore

All Liberals are equally trash!

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Florida

Seminole, FL

#933797 Jun 27, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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REALLY STUPID! Did Gore make his money from bankrupting companies like Dade International and destroying workers lives like Romney did? No.
You're an idiot Carol!
Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
Solyndra ($535 million)*
Beacon Power ($43 million)*
Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
SunPower ($1.2 billion)
First Solar ($1.46 billion)
Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
EnerDelís subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
Amonix ($5.9 million)
Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
Abound Solar ($400 million)*
A123 Systems ($279 million)*
Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
ECOtality ($126.2 million)
Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
Mountain Plaza, Inc.($2 million)*
Olsenís Crop Service and Olsenís Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
Range Fuels ($80 million)*
Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
GreenVolts ($500,000)
Vestas ($50 million)
LG Chemís subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
Navistar ($39 million)
Satcon ($3 million)*
Konarka Technologies Inc.($20 million)*
Mascoma Corp.($100 million)

Obama bankrupting companies, misusing tax payer dollars and destroying workers lives. You're an idiot PDupont!

It's the culture...

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LCN Llin

United States

#933798 Jun 27, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>"Darrell Issa (R-CA) is going to ignore facts once again, and forge ahead, even though he was called out Sunday by Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the top Democrat on the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Cummings released a partial official interview transcript to Candy Crowley on CNNís State of the Union Sunday, and it was revealed that the IRS manager behind the extra review of Tea Party groups described himself as a conservative Republican during the interviews." http://www.politicususa.com/2013/06/10/darrel...
and IRS targets liberals

The scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service's handling of tea party groups took a left turn this week after congressional Democrats revealed that the tax agency had also targeted liberal groups for scrutiny. The revelation led some liberals to declare that the controversy was a manufactured one, created by a partisan Republican (Rep. Darrell Issa of Vista) to taint President Obama.
If only. The new information changes the context profoundly, but it doesn't explain why IRS employees made wholly inappropriate demands for information from politically active groups seeking nonprofit status under Sections 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) of the tax code. Nor does it explain why applications from some groups languished for years while lower-level IRS agents waited in vain for guidance from headquarters.
The scandal has always had two main elements: the "be on the lookout" lists the IRS used to flag certain applicants for special scrutiny, and how that scrutiny was conducted. The first of these issues -- and only the first -- was recast this week when Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.), the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, released BOLO lists from August 2010 to April 2013. Although heavily redacted, they revealed that tea party groups were hardly the only ones flagged for extra screening.
Other would-be nonprofit groups singled out include "progressive" or "blue" organizations ("Activities are partisan and appear anti-Republican"), as well as those involved in "Occupied Territory Advocacy" ("Applications may be inflammatory, advocate a one-sided point of view, and promotional materials may signify propaganda"), medical marijuana, paying down the national debt, setting up regional health information exchanges and accountable care organizations and promoting open source software. Some on the BOLO lists had obvious political overtones; others simply presented new questions about who should receive a tax exemption.
The oldest of the BOLO lists released by Levin -- the ones from August 2010 through March 2011 -- indicate that the IRS had been flagging applications from progressive groups for some time, while tea party groups were newly receiving scrutiny. In the case of the former, the list says that "their 'progressive' activities appear to show that (c)(3) may not be appropriate." (Section 501(c)(3) groups collect tax-deductible contributions and may not engage in any campaigning.) For the latter, the list says the applications for (c)(3) or (c)(4) status should be sent to a particular IRS group for review with help from Exempt Organizations Technical, a group of experts in Washington.(Section 501(c)(4) groups collect donations that are not tax-deductible, and they may participate in political campaigns so long as it's not their primary activity.)

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Florida

Seminole, FL

#933799 Jun 27, 2013
Emoron wrote:
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First 23,800 of 23,976 had same suckass 49er's avatar.
Next 176 dumbass posts had 8 different avatars used by a moron that is running but can't hide.
Who's jumping, puss?
If I had a legitimate ignore list like "leosnana lily"... I'd put you on it you moron....

It's the culture...

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“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#933800 Jun 27, 2013
Emoron wrote:
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First 23,800 of 23,976 had same suckass 49er's avatar.
Next 176 dumbass posts had 8 different avatars used by a moron that is running but can't hide.
Who's jumping, puss?
Come on mini-me, don't get discouraged. You can do it. Work those little stubby legs. jump, mini-me. jump!

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#933801 Jun 27, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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REALLY STUPID! Did Gore make his money from bankrupting companies like Dade International and destroying workers lives like Romney did? No.
You're an idiot Carol!
They don't want anyone to be a success out of the clean energy industry yet bow down to the icons of the fossil fuel industry and they talk about liberals being brain washed. lol

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