Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251888 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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TSM

El Paso, TX

#938953 Jul 6, 2013
Isn’t it comforting to know during a Crisis the President out Golfing while his Secretary of State is Yachting!! I guess Kerry like Obama loves the Perks but not the Job!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#938954 Jul 6, 2013
Cute Kid Note Of The Day: 9-Year-Old's Honest Opinion Of Fox News

The left column of today's cute kid note has a standout punchline.

Title: Fantasy vs. Reality

Author: Alex

Age: 9

Mom says: Alex wrote the note for a school assignment last year. "He really calls things as he sees them," she notes.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/05/cute...

a 9 year old is more well informed than 3 million FOXbots.

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American Lady

Danville, KY

#938955 Jul 6, 2013
University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace
Jul 2, 2013
By Todd Starnes

A Sonoma State University student was ordered to remove a cross necklace by a supervisor who thought other students might find it offensive, in a case that prompted even one campus official to speculate that “political correctness got out of hand.”

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stor...

Kathryn Reno, Nevada
What would have happened if a supervisor told a Muslim woman to remove her head scarf?
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ALL 'hell' would have BROKEN LOOSE!

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#938956 Jul 6, 2013
been there9 wrote:
<quoted text>GMO crops were developed to be pesticide resistant not disease resistant. Monsanto, developed GMO seeds also just happens to own and developed Round Up weed killer. They made seeds that grow plants that can withstand massive amounts of toxic weed killer sprayed on them and not die. Then they will tell you that these poisons dissipate before you eat the food produced by these seeds. This is from the same Monsanto that gave us DDT years ago and said it was harmless and Agent Orange and said the same. And that is only one of the concerns. A virus or bacteria is needed to get the dna that is being introduced into the original dna. The one most commonly used is the E-coli virus. Monsanto is buying up as many heritage seeds as they can get their hands on all the while suing non GMO farmers into bankruptcy by claiming they are using their "patented" seeds even when the farmers crops have been cross contaminated by nearby fields. Even if the non GMO farmer wins in ocurt he is usually bankrupted by the muti billion dollar corperation Monsanto that can keep them in court for years. Look up Percy Schmeiser a canola farmer from Canada who refused their gag order after he won in ocurt. There is more and more evidence that GMO foods cause leaky gut syndrome which allows undigested food into your system which causes your body to respond to it as a foreign substance and creates allergies. Considering that 80-90% of all soy, corn and now wheat are from GMO seeds it doesn't surprise me there could actually be a connection between Gluten intolerance and celiac's Disease. I will pause to give you time to digest, excuse the pun, this. I can go on for much longer on this subject.
Did you know that there also was a counter effort being conducted by some to develop GMO weeds that are highly resistant to round up and such?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#938957 Jul 6, 2013
Whose Term Was It? A Look Back At The Supreme Court

....The decision cutting the heart out of the Voting Rights Act was also 5-to-4, but this time along more familiar lines, with Kennedy joining the court's most conservative four justices. Chief Justice Roberts wrote the decision, siding with Shelby County, Ala., which challenged the law as unconstitutional. The Voting Rights Act's formula determining which states are covered, he said, was based on old data and therefore treated the southern states unfairly and unequally.

Although the decision was hailed by many political conservatives, its reviews from academic and judicial conservatives were considerably less admiring.

Harvard Law professor Charles Fried, a former state Supreme Court justice who served as the Reagan administration's advocate in the Supreme Court, thought the court's decision was just wrong.

"Because we're not there yet," he says. "We're not there yet, and the facts on the ground in Shelby County itself showed that."

Stanford's McConnell says the decision's reasoning is just "made up."

"There's no requirement in the Constitution to treat all states the same," he said. "It might be an attractive principle, but it doesn't seem to be in the Constitution."

John McGinnis of Northwestern University Law School agrees, suggesting that the court's conservatives let their own policy disagreements with Congress trump the clear meaning of the Constitution and the post Civil War amendments.

"I'm sorry to say I think this opinion was as singular a failure as I've seen in the history of the Supreme Court," McGinnis said at a recent judicial conference.

http://www.npr.org/2013/07/05/198708325/whose...

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#938958 Jul 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Watch this fat fk laughing during the court proceedings:
You don’t have to wait until you’re almost dead until you can defend yourself?” West asked.
“No, I would advise you probably don’t do that,” Carter replied.
That response prompted several seconds of laughter from the usually-emotionless Zimmerman before he was able to look downward to regain his composure.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/03/zimmerm...
If Zimmerman had killed a white man in self-defense after being attacked, you'd be all over defending Zimmerman because he is Hispanic.

Your transparency is much too obvious, Lily.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#938959 Jul 6, 2013
Even without evidence of a scandal, Republicans press on with IRS controversy

Between the ongoing debate over the National Security Agency’s internet surveillance program, the decisions at the Supreme Court and events abroad, the trio of “scandals” that struck the administration two months ago have fallen to the wayside. That includes the controversy at the Internal Revenue Service, where IRS employees were accused of specifically targeting conservative groups for increase scrutiny over applications for tax-exempt status. Despite widespread evidence this wasn’t politically motivated — as well as signs it may have been justified — Republicans have continued to hold the controversy up as an example of government overreach and “Nixonian” behavior from the Obama White House (which, as of this writing, has not been implicated in the scandal).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line...

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Orlando, FL

#938960 Jul 6, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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Generalizations noted ..
LOL
No generalizations. Hollywood made us believe the Indians were the bad guys the entire time we were growing up.

Turns out, we were the bad guys. Nowadays, you'd think Hollyweird would be falling all over themselves to set the record straight just to promote their "blame America first" herd-like mindsets.

Only this time, they'd be telling the truth.

We broke promise after promise to the Indians and slaughtered many of their tribes.

And here I thought you were the self-proclaimed history expert all this time.

This is basic information - Native Americans v the U.S. Government 101, if you will.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#938961 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Because Libertarians offer few viable candidates. The party's platform is attractive until it comes to isolationism which doesn't fly well with most Americans. It conjures up images of being sitting ducks in this day and age. A drastic retreat from the world stage could very well come back to bite us fatally if the rest of the world implodes or is taken over by less desirable zealots or ideologies. The party's platform of decreasing the military makes us feel even more vulnerable.
Cutting back on our military presence around the world looks good on paper but not in the real world.
Our enemies include two major world powers who would very quickly take advantage of our absence to sway our other enemies who also have weapons that could annihilate us before we could even begin to defend ourselves against all of them if we just sat back and hoped they wouldn't.
In a different world or in a different time, Libertarians' isolationism and decreasing the military might come across as preferable. But in this present day and age.
Can you even see any merit to this point of view?
Nope, not a bit of merit. You're saying that stationing the most powerful military in the history of mankind in their home country would somehow make us more vulnerable?

How stupid does that sound when you say it like that without all the dramatics and hand-wringing?
OBAMA the GENIUS

Raleigh, NC

#938962 Jul 6, 2013
TSM wrote:
Isn’t it comforting to know during a Crisis the President out Golfing while his Secretary of State is Yachting!! I guess Kerry like Obama loves the Perks but not the Job!!
What crisis?

I love that Bush took more vacation than ever before!!

While 600,000 were killed in his wars!

Iraq killed 5,000 Kurds who took up arms against Iraq?

WE FIXED THAT INJUSTICE!!

Iraq destroyed by USA war! 400,000 Iraq citizens killed.

USA destroys Iraq, then rebuilds it?

HEY GEORGE!!! TRILLIONS!!!!

not a bad way to make a buck? The worst way.

Republican. Greedy.
Republican. Selfish.
Republican. Liar.
Republican. Hypocrite.

(Join em, there a special blend o crazy!)
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#938963 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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If Zimmerman had killed a white man in self-defense after being attacked, you'd be all over defending Zimmerman because he is Hispanic.
Your transparency is much too obvious, Lily.
Sorry Carol when it comes to being transparent no one even comes close to you. Talk about a bubble headed bleach blond. Only you bigots made it about black and white. If that were your son or family member tis you that would be singing a different tune.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#938964 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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That's very possible. He could have kept walking and not looked back. Most young people would have if they felt threatened.
We were led to believe by the liberal media Zimmerman was literally in hot pursuit of Trayvon that night. The liberal media also decided this was going to be a racially charged case deliberately misrepresenting the facts.
Surprise.
The jury will know all the facts when all is said and done. We're beginning to see an entirely different picture than what the liberal media drew from their overactive imaginations already.
So when Zimmerman is found guilty will you adhere to their findings..Somehow I think not. You are extremely phony and a habitual liar even to yourself. Totally transparent.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#938965 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The blatant misrepresentation of just this one fact should raise a red flag to every single liberal that the liberal media will dupe them into believe anything they want them to believe.
"White" Hispanic is a deliberate effort to manipulate the facts and make this case racially charged for their own benefit. It should outrage even the most far left liberal and make them stop and think that maybe the liberal media has been manipulating them about a lot of other things too.
But most liberals will go on ignoring it. It's precisely why there is so much confusion in this country on their part. They willingly believe whatever the liberal administration tells the liberal media to report - and not report.
It's actually quite dangerous. The mainstream media in the back pocket of those in power.
You'd think there were enough smart liberals who would figure this out. Doesn't seem that's the case.
Bingo!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#938967 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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That's very possible. He could have kept walking and not looked back. Most young people would have if they felt threatened.
We were led to believe by the liberal media Zimmerman was literally in hot pursuit of Trayvon that night. The liberal media also decided this was going to be a racially charged case deliberately misrepresenting the facts.
Surprise.
The jury will know all the facts when all is said and done. We're beginning to see an entirely different picture than what the liberal media drew from their overactive imaginations already.
One fact has remained constant from the first news reports and that is that George Zimmerman is an inveterate liar.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#938968 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The blatant misrepresentation of just this one fact should raise a red flag to every single liberal that the liberal media will dupe them into believe anything they want them to believe.
"White" Hispanic is a deliberate effort to manipulate the facts and make this case racially charged for their own benefit. It should outrage even the most far left liberal and make them stop and think that maybe the liberal media has been manipulating them about a lot of other things too.
But most liberals will go on ignoring it. It's precisely why there is so much confusion in this country on their part. They willingly believe whatever the liberal administration tells the liberal media to report - and not report.
It's actually quite dangerous. The mainstream media in the back pocket of those in power.
You'd think there were enough smart liberals who would figure this out. Doesn't seem that's the case.
You can thank neocon Jonah Goldberg and your handlers at Fox "News" for yet another red herring:

U.S. Census Bureau Guidance on the
Presentation and Comparison of Race and Hispanic Origin Data
Background

Traditional and current data collection and classification treat race and Hispanic origin as two separate and distinct concepts in accordance with guidelines from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In contrast, the practice of some organizations, researchers, and media is to show race and Hispanic origin together as one concept. The introduction of the option to report more than one race added more complexity to the presentation and comparison of these data. This document provides U.S. Census Bureau guidance to the user community on how to handle the interpretation of race and Hispanic origin data.

Summary of Issues

Race and Hispanic origin are two separate concepts in the federal statistical system.
People who are Hispanic may be of any race.
People in each race group may be either Hispanic or Not Hispanic.
Each person has two attributes, their race (or races) and whether or not they are Hispanic.
Overlap of race and Hispanic origin is the main comparability issue.
For example, Black Hispanics (Hispanic Blacks) are included in both the number of Blacks and in the number of Hispanics.
"More than one race" option increases possible numbers and overlapping groups.
For example, the three categories of Blacks, Hispanics, and people reporting two or more races produce multiple overlapping groups.
The complete cross tabulation of race and Hispanic origin data is problematic.
This option allows experienced users to tailor data for their specific use, but can confuse general users.
Comparability of data on race and Hispanic origin is affected by several other factors.
The universe differs across sources (censuses, national surveys, postcensal population estimates).
The allocation of "Some other race" responses from the Census 2000 category to standard OMB race categories increases the totals for each race, but does not affect the number of Hispanics.
The "Two or more races" category is present in Census 2000 and in the postcensal population estimates, but not in the 2002 Current Population Survey (CPS). It will be in the CPS every year, beginning with 2003.

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/...

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#938969 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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If Zimmerman had killed a white man in self-defense after being attacked, you'd be all over defending Zimmerman because he is Hispanic.
Your transparency is much too obvious, Lily.
The God of the Christian Bible is the one true God, Christians know this because the Bible tells them so.

Fox "News" is the one true news outlet and its rabid followers know this because Fox tells them so.

Begging the question and most other informal fallacies work great on gullible Christians.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#938970 Jul 6, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>That's bunkum and you know it . The problem with higher gas prices is driving more, consuming more oil ,as the economy improves--oil and gas prices are steadily rising because world demand for energy continues going up as overall supply of oil keeps shrinking and there are no equivalent alternatives to it yet thanks ,in part, for climate denier republicans in Congress believing we just have to 'drill,drill, drill '; but not have any kind of comprehensive energy plan to reduce consumption , push conservation, and developing renewable alternatives.
Hey dumbass emoron. The conversation was about california. On july 1st our gas tax went up 3.5 cents per gallon because of lower gas tax renevue. You really are the dumbest of the dumb.
LCN Llin

United States

#938971 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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I certainly have. Gave you a complete run down on all genres and authors including those involving history.
You apparently have a short memory or just don't see what you don't want to see.
Based on your willful ignorance about the liberal media's propagandizing, I pick the latter.
Sorry, LCN. You are one of the disappointments on here.
Post again this this should be interesting :-)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#938972 Jul 6, 2013
been there9 wrote:
<quoted text>GMO crops were developed to be pesticide resistant not disease resistant. Monsanto, developed GMO seeds also just happens to own and developed Round Up weed killer. They made seeds that grow plants that can withstand massive amounts of toxic weed killer sprayed on them and not die. Then they will tell you that these poisons dissipate before you eat the food produced by these seeds. This is from the same Monsanto that gave us DDT years ago and said it was harmless and Agent Orange and said the same. And that is only one of the concerns. A virus or bacteria is needed to get the dna that is being introduced into the original dna. The one most commonly used is the E-coli virus. Monsanto is buying up as many heritage seeds as they can get their hands on all the while suing non GMO farmers into bankruptcy by claiming they are using their "patented" seeds even when the farmers crops have been cross contaminated by nearby fields. Even if the non GMO farmer wins in ocurt he is usually bankrupted by the muti billion dollar corperation Monsanto that can keep them in court for years. Look up Percy Schmeiser a canola farmer from Canada who refused their gag order after he won in ocurt. There is more and more evidence that GMO foods cause leaky gut syndrome which allows undigested food into your system which causes your body to respond to it as a foreign substance and creates allergies. Considering that 80-90% of all soy, corn and now wheat are from GMO seeds it doesn't surprise me there could actually be a connection between Gluten intolerance and celiac's Disease. I will pause to give you time to digest, excuse the pun, this. I can go on for much longer on this subject.
Banning of DDT resulted in the deaths of millions of people from malaria.
LCN Llin

United States

#938973 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
If Zimmerman had killed a white man in self-defense after being attacked, you'd be all over defending Zimmerman because he is Hispanic.
Your transparency is much too obvious, Lily.
While this is your opinion,
it may not, in fact, be Lily's.

Can you differentiate between your opinions and reality?

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