Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1265041 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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Mock My Words

Waynesboro, MS

#934474 Jun 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
social engineering is not cheap.
$100 Million: How Much Pres. Obama's Extended Trip To Sub-Saharan Africa Will Cost
Watch:
Whatever

Gering, NE

#934475 Jun 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
House Abortion Bill Increases Spending: CBO
A Republican bill that passed the House of Representatives June 18 banning abortions after 20 weeks conflicts with another one of the party's priorities -- to cut spending.
The Congressional Budget Office scored the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and said Thursday the bill would increase Medicaid costs from $75 million to $400 million over 10 years, mostly due to an increase in births. Estimating that one-quarter of pregnancies that would have been terminated after 20 weeks would instead, under the law, be carried to term, the CBO said federal spending for Medicaid would increase by $225 million.
The CBO also predicted that the bill would add another $170 million in Medicaid costs to states over 10 years, since the program is partly funded by the states.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/28/hous...
That was totally pathetic.

You are really scraping the bottom levels of stupid.

The IRS has blown more than that in the last few years with parties and idiotic training films.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#934476 Jun 28, 2013
Women Fight Back: Ohio Bill Makes Erectile Dysfunction Her Business

You want to regulate our ovaries, uteri and order us to carry state-mandated children? Well, fine. We want to regulate your erectile dysfunction.

That’s the message of state Democratic Senator Nina Turner’s erectile dysfunction bill in Ohio (SB307). The bill is meant to inflict the same sort of humiliation and violation of privacy on men as mostly male legislators are inflicting upon women across the country, but is wisely being sold under the exact same disingenuous “concern” as Republicans sell their attempts to control women’s wombs.

Turner sweetly pointed out,“I certainly want to stand up for men’s health and take this seriously and legislate it the same way mostly men say they want to legislate a woman’s womb.”

SB 307 requires that:

(A) No person other than a physician shall issue to a patient a prescription for a drug intended to treat symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
(B) Prior to issuing a prescription for a drug intended to treat symptoms of erectile dysfunction, a physician shall do all of the following:
(1) Obtain from the patient a notarized affidavit in which at least one of the patient’s sexual partners certifies that the patient has experienced symptoms of erectile dysfunction in the ninety days preceding the date on the affidavit;
(2) Refer the patient to a sexual therapist approved by the state medical board for an assessment of the possible causes of the patient’s symptoms of erectile dysfunction and obtain a written report in which the therapist concludes that the patient’s symptoms are not solely attributable to one or more psychological conditions;
(3) Conduct a cardiac stress test and obtain a result, described in writing, indicating that the patient’s cardiac health is compatible with sexual activity;
(4) Notify the patient in writing of the potential risks and complications associated with taking drugs intended to treat erectile dysfunction and obtain the patient’s signature on a form acknowledging the patient’s receipt of the notification;
(5) Declare in writing, under penalty of perjury, that the drug the physician is prescribing is necessary to treat the patient’s symptoms of erectile dysfunction and attach to the declaration a statement that clearly describes the physician’s medical rationale for issuing the prescription;
(6) Place all documents described in divisions (B)(1) to (5) of this section in the patient’s medical record and retain the documents as part of that record for not less than seven years.

These steps are all sound medical suggestions that are often overlooked out of courtesy to a man’s ego and in deference to his privacy.

The take away is that Senator Turner is going to use legislation to “protect men’s health”, just as Republicans are using legislation to control women under the auspices of protecting health.

There’s nothing like a first hand experience of governmental overreach punishing citizens for things they have no control over and controlling their private organs to help Americans decide that the Republican war on women must stop immediately. Senator Turner is reminding lawmakers that they are setting a precedent that can be applied both ways.

We’re only doing it because “we care”, cried the white men legislating themselves into control over every American woman’s body. Guess what, boys? This ain’t the 1950s and you will pay a price for the relentless war on women. See state Senators Turner and Davis for starters.

We’re mad and we’re not going to take it anymore. And, oh, hey, please proceed because we’re just getting warmed up.

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/06/28/ohio-e...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934477 Jun 28, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Any comments on Alec Baldwin gay bashing with threats?
http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/06/28/ale...
Baldwin is just a creepy-ass cracker.

If you're black, using the n-word is OK.

If you're a leftwinger, homophobia is OK.

Ya gotta know the rules.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#934478 Jun 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox News, Home Of Benghazi Myths, To Air One-Hour Special On Benghazi
Fox News will air a one-hour special titled Benghazi: The Truth Behind The Smokescreen which purports to provide "a comprehensive look at all of the new developments in the story." But Fox is not a credible source on Benghazi, having littered its coverage of the incident with myths, misinformation, and outright falsehoods.
http://mediamatters.org/research/2013/06/28/f...
Ah yes Media Matters, Sonic's favorite partisan charity.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934479 Jun 28, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Attorney General Beau Biden sued the Big Mortgage Banksters for doing just that to homeowners.[Franz]Kafka couldn’t have concocted the scenario that led to this. Millions upon millions of families foreclosed upon, and not even knowing who ‘owned’ their homes. No deed records to provide even the slightest bit of information to go on. The single biggest financial scandal in our nation’s history with an incalculable human toll. Deliberately engineered by the most gluttonous financial institutions imaginable."
http://www.delawareliberal.net/2011/10/31/why...
What does that have to do with Corzine?

And if you don't pay your mortgage, what difference does it make who holds the mortgage?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#934480 Jun 28, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>If it gets Galt driving while drunk off the road before he kills someone then praise to sobriety check points.
You are a strange person.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934481 Jun 28, 2013
Just watched a lesbian marriage ceremony from San Francisco on the news.

One absolutely gorgeous woman and her partner who looked like a homosexual in drag.

Go figure.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934482 Jun 28, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>If it gets Galt driving while drunk off the road before he kills someone then praise to sobriety check points.
Yeah, screw the Fourth Amendment.

How do you feel about stopping Muslims on the street?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934483 Jun 28, 2013
Mock My Words wrote:
Quote:
The "Congressional Budget Office" scored the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" and said Thursday "the bill would increase Medicaid costs from $75 million to $400 million over 10 years", "mostly due" "to" "an increase in births". "Estimating that one-quarter of pregnancies" "that would have been" "terminated" after "20 weeks" would instead, under the law, be carried to term, the CBO said "federal spending" for Medicaid "would increase" by $225 million.
WTF? Way to promote "genocide"... you dumb "commie" bastards.
When eliminating coal does nothing to affect "climate change", then the environmental whackos will get back on the population control bandwagon.

Maybe sooner.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934484 Jun 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Women Fight Back: Ohio Bill Makes Erectile Dysfunction Her Business
You want to regulate our ovaries, uteri and order us to carry state-mandated children? Well, fine. We want to regulate your erectile dysfunction.
That’s the message of state Democratic Senator Nina Turner’s erectile dysfunction bill in Ohio (SB307). The bill is meant to inflict the same sort of humiliation and violation of privacy on men as mostly male legislators are inflicting upon women across the country, but is wisely being sold under the exact same disingenuous “concern” as Republicans sell their attempts to control women’s wombs.
Turner sweetly pointed out,“I certainly want to stand up for men’s health and take this seriously and legislate it the same way mostly men say they want to legislate a woman’s womb.”
SB 307 requires that:
(A) No person other than a physician shall issue to a patient a prescription for a drug intended to treat symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
(B) Prior to issuing a prescription for a drug intended to treat symptoms of erectile dysfunction, a physician shall do all of the following:
(1) Obtain from the patient a notarized affidavit in which at least one of the patient’s sexual partners certifies that the patient has experienced symptoms of erectile dysfunction in the ninety days preceding the date on the affidavit;
(2) Refer the patient to a sexual therapist approved by the state medical board for an assessment of the possible causes of the patient’s symptoms of erectile dysfunction and obtain a written report in which the therapist concludes that the patient’s symptoms are not solely attributable to one or more psychological conditions;
(3) Conduct a cardiac stress test and obtain a result, described in writing, indicating that the patient’s cardiac health is compatible with sexual activity;
(4) Notify the patient in writing of the potential risks and complications associated with taking drugs intended to treat erectile dysfunction and obtain the patient’s signature on a form acknowledging the patient’s receipt of the notification;
(5) Declare in writing, under penalty of perjury, that the drug the physician is prescribing is necessary to treat the patient’s symptoms of erectile dysfunction and attach to the declaration a statement that clearly describes the physician’s medical rationale for issuing the prescription;
(6) Place all documents described in divisions (B)(1) to (5) of this section in the patient’s medical record and retain the documents as part of that record for not less than seven years.
These steps are all sound medical suggestions that are often overlooked out of courtesy to a man’s ego and in deference to his privacy.
If all that was free, as well as the medication, same as birth control and abortion, many men with that serious medical problem would agree. Provided that women were subject to similar conditions.

So what's your point,you creepy-ass cracker.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#934485 Jun 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
I want to understand this. the poor don't make enough to pay federal incom taxes. the rich pay most of the federal income taxes in this country.
Here's a visual aid for you l.l.w.
poor = 0% federal income taxes
Rich = 71% federal income taxes
Poor people get something called earned income credit, money in addition to what they made, from the government.
Rich people do not get earned income tax credit.
Where does earned income credit come from? Not the poor, they don't pay federal income tax. Maybe they get it from the 71%?
I don't know where you get your information but it is wayyyy off base and certainly not based on FACTS.

From the IRS, "Summary of Federal Income Tax Data, 2010"

The Top 1% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $369,691) paid 37.4% of total income taxes collected for an average tax rate of 23.39%.
The Top 5% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $161,579 -- hardly "Rich") paid 59
.1% of total income taxes for an average tax rate of 20.64%.

The Top 25% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $69,126) paid 87.1% of total incomes taxes collected for an average tax rate of 15.22%.

The Top 50% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $34,338) paid 97.6% of total income taxes collected for an average tax rate of 13.06%.

For the record the "rich" may not get an income tax credit but they certainly get something far better....loopholes and reduced tax rates not available to "poor people".

http://taxfoundation.org/article/summary-late...

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

United States

#934486 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Agree.
Obama does not want the truth to come out in a trial.
Look for a drone execution.
Spot on!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934487 Jun 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know where you get your information but it is wayyyy off base and certainly not based on FACTS.
From the IRS, "Summary of Federal Income Tax Data, 2010"
The Top 1% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $369,691) paid 37.4% of total income taxes collected for an average tax rate of 23.39%.
The Top 5% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $161,579 -- hardly "Rich") paid 59
.1% of total income taxes for an average tax rate of 20.64%.
The Top 25% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $69,126) paid 87.1% of total incomes taxes collected for an average tax rate of 15.22%.
The Top 50% of Tax payers (with ADJUSTED incomes above $34,338) paid 97.6% of total income taxes collected for an average tax rate of 13.06%.
For the record the "rich" may not get an income tax credit but they certainly get something far better....loopholes and reduced tax rates not available to "poor people".
http://taxfoundation.org/article/summary-late...
WTF you mean, Willis?

Poor people don't pay anything.

(By the way, are you talking about AGI or taxable income?)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#934488 Jun 28, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
That was totally pathetic.
You are really scraping the bottom levels of stupid.
The IRS has blown more than that in the last few years with parties and idiotic training films.
An ad calling for the abolishment of the IRS incorrectly claimed that the federal agency’s budget increased by $2 billion. In fact, it’s down by nearly $1 billion during President Barack Obama’s first term. To its credit, though, Americans for Fair Taxation, the group behind the ad, removed the $2 billion reference after we asked about it.

In the original ad, a narrator accuses an “out of control” IRS of “playing politics” while the words “$2 billion budget increase” appear on screen. The 30-second spot was posted to the group’s YouTube channel on June 12. On the same day, the Washington Post wrote that the anti-tax group would spend “in the mid-six-figures” to air it, beginning June 17.

No explanation or citation is provided for when the $2 billion increase was supposed to have occurred. After FactCheck.org questioned the $2 billion figure, Curtis Ellis, a spokesman for the group, said that it had made a mistake and would fix the ad. And it did.

http://factcheck.org/2013/06/a-botched-attack...

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#934489 Jun 28, 2013
Mock My Words wrote:
<quoted text>$100 Million: How Much Pres. Obama's Extended Trip To Sub-Saharan Africa Will Cost
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =6yprwQFIiSAXX
I don't know what's worse, that some site actually puts out this BS or that there are people stupid enough to believe it.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#934491 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
WTF you mean, Willis?
Poor people don't pay anything.
(By the way, are you talking about AGI or taxable income?)
Let me guess....you didn't read the IRS report. The percentages are based on AGI without regard to personal exemptions and itemized deductions.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#934492 Jun 28, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah yes Media Matters, Sonic's favorite partisan charity.
so how did that whole FOX thing about MMs tax status work out? wasn't there a petition for you FOXbots to sign as many times as you wanted that no one paid attention to?
LCN Llin

United States

#934493 Jun 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox News, Home Of Benghazi Myths, To Air One-Hour Special On Benghazi
Fox News will air a one-hour special titled Benghazi: The Truth Behind The Smokescreen which purports to provide "a comprehensive look at all of the new developments in the story." But Fox is not a credible source on Benghazi, having littered its coverage of the incident with myths, misinformation, and outright falsehoods.
http://mediamatters.org/research/2013/06/28/f...
Benghazi Myths entertain the republicans while they look to reorganize the party after chasing away voters?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#934494 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
If all that was free, as well as the medication, same as birth control and abortion, many men with that serious medical problem would agree. Provided that women were subject to similar conditions.
So what's your point,you creepy-ass cracker.

Despite a rule that bars Medicare reimbursement for erectile dysfunction (ED) treatments, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) paid out $3.1 million for the drugs in 2007 and 2008, a new government report found.

Of the $3.1 million,$3 million went toward paying for (sildenafil) Viagra, according to the report prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

The congressional ban went into effect in 2007.

"... Part D should not have covered these drugs," concluded the report.

http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolic...

well, it was free.

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