Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232451 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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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#939056 Jul 6, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> All Zimmerman's account of what happened. You, just like the rest of the right wing racist, totally ignore Jeantel's testimony that Trayvon never doubled back but, in fact Zimmerman caught up to Trayvon. Like I said, it's happened right behind the row of houses his father lived. What was Zimmerman doing behind where reasons father lived. I'm not stupid. I know he won't be convicted if 2nd degree but, he will for 1st degree manslaughter & the prison time is almost the same!
He and his best friend laughed in the courtroom. 6 women on the jury, 5 of them mothers, one has 8 children. He's not going to walk.
NJ raider 1

Elizabeth, NJ

#939057 Jul 6, 2013
American Lady wrote:
<quoted text>
George Zimmerman trial: Neighbor testifies Trayvon Martin was straddling Zimmerman moments before fatal gunshot
(CBS) A former neighbor of George Zimmerman testified he saw two men in a "tussle" outside his home the night of Feb. 26, 2012, and said he now believes the person on top in the altercation - which would moments later turn fatal - was Trayvon Martin.
In key testimony, he also said he believes George Zimmerman was the person yelling for help
John Good testified he saw a man in dark clothing on top of a man who was wearing red or light-colored clothing with lighter skin. Zimmerman, 29, was wearing a red jacket the night of the altercation, and Martin was wearing a dark hoodie. However, Good testified that he didn't see the person on top smashing the other person's head into the sidewalk, as Zimmerman claims Martin did before he fatally shot the teen.
The man on the bottom, who he said he now believes is George Zimmerman, yelled for help.
"At first it was "What's going on," and no one answered,' " Good said, describing calling out to the men. "And then at that point the person on the bottom, I could finally see, I heard a 'help.' Then at some point I said 'Cut it out.' And then,'I'm calling 911.' That's when I thought it was getting really serious."
The altercation seemed to escalate, according to Good. The struggle moved to the cement pathway, and he said the person in dark clothing straddled the other man in "mixed martial arts position" he later described to police as a "ground and pound." He said he saw "arm movements going downward," though he couldn't be certain the person on top was striking the person on the bottom.
"The person you now know to be Trayvon Martin was on top, correct?" asked defense attorney Mark O'Mara. "He was the one raining blows down on George Zimmerman, correct?"
"That's what it looked like," Good answered.
Good said he then went back inside to call 911. As he was dialing the phone, he heard a gunshot. His 911 call was played in court as the jury listened.
MORE:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-575915...
And THIS was a 'prosecution' witness!
The Verdict is NOT Guilty ...
by justifiable homicide!
OR
Acquittal!
You don't know the law! With 2nd degree, they had to prove malicious intent. Manslaughter, all they have to prove is Zimmerman's actions caused the death of Martin. Zimmerman himself stated he stalked & followed Martin. If he didn't, the 2 would've never bumped heads. The event didn't happen the way you framed because, anybody planning on fighting wouldn't be talking in the phone with an ear piece in their ear & the evidence of Jeantel's phone log, along withTrayvon's show he's was talking on the phone until the fight broke out. Who was on top doesn't matter because, I'm quite sure both were on top at some point in the fight. That's irrelevant!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#939058 Jul 6, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Noted and shown you hadn't read a history book you listed.
Time to move on Leo, your OCD is showing again and marks you every time.
You're arguing with a history professor you moran.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#939059 Jul 6, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Let me guess___The New American (JBS)?
Is DDT banned worldwide?
Check here for yes___
Check here for no___
If you have selected yes, please cite a legitimate source.
How many North American's died from Malaria last year???
Liberals over reaction to Banning DDT…The results were disastrous: at least 1-2 million people continue to die from malaria each year, 30-60 million or more lives needlessly lost since the ban took effect. This is especially tragic since there was hope of eradicating the disease altogether when DDT was first introduced and its potential was recognized!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#939060 Jul 6, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Oh, diddle-squat, so you think somehow that the California gas and oil market is separate from world markets and demand? Oh, are you DUMB! Take a Econ 101 class, sophomoric noob.
The California market is separate to a degree because of the extremely limited refinery capacity and the numerous special fuel blends required.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#939061 Jul 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
US Republican Senator John McCain has called on the US government to suspend financial aid to the Egyptian army, following a military coup that overthrew the elected president Mohamed Morsi.
“We have to suspend aid to Egyptian military because the military has overturned the vote of the people,” McCain, who is also a member of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, said on Friday.
“We cannot repeat the same mistakes that we made in other times of our history by supporting removal of freely elected governments.”
McCain said that Washington should demand Egyptian army to set a timetable for elections and for making of a new constitution.
“And then we should evaluate whether to continue with aid or not,” McCain said.
US has been granting financial aid to Egypt since 1979, which is considered a critical US national security priority.
The country receives the second-highest amount of American financial assistance after Israel. The US provides $1.5bn a year to Egypt in military and economic assistance and around $1.3bn of this amount goes the the Egyptian army.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/0...
McCain is an old man who has become an Obama puppet.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#939062 Jul 6, 2013
satire/breaking news on FOX that will soon be the new right wing chain email of the week.....

Tea Party Members Fit Profile of Domestic Terrorists, Obama Claims

“Typically domestic terrorists in the U.S. are people who cling to obsolete beliefs from the time of the American Revolution. They are conservative Christians, reactionary Republicans and conspiracy theorists many of whom belong to racist hate groups.”

“Tea Partiers commonly own guns and stock up ammunition and food in anticipation of starting another civil war to overthrow the will of the governing body who represent all of the American people. We are prepared for any contingency and don’t expect to see any kind of large insurrection. Americans are capitalists who are much more interested in seeing America move forward. These terrorists groups are small in size and really present little danger,” the President added.

http://nationalreport.net/tea-party-members-f...

though if you hit the nail on the head can it still be called satire?

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#939063 Jul 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry son. We're all out. Seems the cons stole all the silverware....
Just as the theives in the "Slick Willie" Clintons' White House did? No accounting for anything in that administration.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#939064 Jul 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama ordered Mubarak to leave, paving the way for the genocidal Muslim Brotherhood.
The Tea Party was not involved in any way.
Thank you.

Gaw.
test

New York, NY

#939065 Jul 6, 2013
test
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#939066 Jul 6, 2013
Tonto 2 wrote:
<quoted text>
For God's sake, woman, Kemo Sabe is TWO words!!!! It means... dummy, or... asshole or something like that... Plus, it's a proper noun and you have to CAPITALIZE it. Sheesh! And, yes, I spit on graves all the time, BECAUSE THEY"RE DEAD!!!! DUMMY! They don't care!!! They're GONE!!!! The symbolism is ALL YOURS!!!
You 'aint no real Indian then DUHMMY-you're just RUDE.

Shame on YOU!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#939067 Jul 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You're arguing with a history professor you moran.
Hahahaha. Prove it.

<here comes a poor excuse for an insult>

“Blood Type B - Attitude B +”

Since: Mar 08

Felton California

#939068 Jul 6, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Duh
A simple search would have given you these results
http://search.yahoo.com/search...
We should present both sides of the picture:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm...
http://www.unep.org/PDF/UNEP_GEFMalariaLeafle...
http://www.malaria.org/raloff.html
The last site makes the point that banning DDT without an alternative plan created the problem. Also reliance on only one solution has its own problems. For one, like all toxic chemicals resistance to the effects become problematic. One of the reasons GMO seed is creating a worse case scenario as the heavy dousing of Round Up is creating pesticide resistant weeds and insects. Too bad the human body doesn't evolve as quickly to the toxins we are exposed to.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#939069 Jul 6, 2013
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberals over reaction to Banning DDT…The results were disastrous: at least 1-2 million people continue to die from malaria each year, 30-60 million or more lives needlessly lost since the ban took effect. This is especially tragic since there was hope of eradicating the disease altogether when DDT was first introduced and its potential was recognized!!
How many dead from Malaria in North America each year???

India banned the Monsanto version in 1989 but that product and all it's cousin formulas were beginning to lose effectiveness by then.

The US can't ban products worldwide___only a fkn moron would believe that possible.

Do you actually give a fk how many Nigerians, Cambodians or Sumatrans die from Malaria?

“Blood Type B - Attitude B +”

Since: Mar 08

Felton California

#939070 Jul 6, 2013
Well, I've had my fun...I try to avoid toxic environments,so I'll take my leave. I have tried to have respectful and intelligent exchanges on Topix but have found it a rare event. Plus the high school mentality name calling and all is counter productive and I like to feel pro-ductive. And yes I know that is not supposed to be a hyphenated word. Good luck. Have a good venting. In the meantime I will try to make a difference in my small way.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#939071 Jul 6, 2013
been there9 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =eQ7gm2Y6DB0XX
No matter your opinion of Alex Jones, even he knows GMO's are going to devastate the planet. I don't agree with him on all things but this is one subject he is very right about. Trying to appeal to broad spectrum here, if that is possible. Dare you to watch this before you put up your lemons and nuts.
Was it the word "genetically" or the word "modified" that got you onboard with that nutcase? What's the difference between modifying genes in the lab or through selective breeding or hybridization?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#939072 Jul 6, 2013
American Lady wrote:
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?
``````````
ALL 'hell' would have BROKEN LOOSE!
She should've hunted some craft glue and stuck it on her forehead-and pinned an American flag index card on her shirt that said -

"DEAL WITH IT"...his is America-NOT CommieTicland.

LibuhrulLoserTics.

(and then flipped the jello invertabraed STUPORvisor the three fingered salute!)
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#939073 Jul 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
And you think this virus or bacteria survives in the seed? That seems highly unlikely.
By the way, the fact that you don't know whether it is a virus or bacteria, two entirely different things, weakens your argument.
Why doesn't the government ban this deadly killer, just as they ban large soft drinks and tasty burgers?
Frankly, the whole GMO crowd seems like the UFO crowd.
See: Lyme disease.(in depth)
American Lady

Danville, KY

#939075 Jul 6, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> You don't know the law! With 2nd degree, they had to prove malicious intent. Manslaughter, all they have to prove is Zimmerman's actions caused the death of Martin. Zimmerman himself stated he stalked & followed Martin. If he didn't, the 2 would've never bumped heads. The event didn't happen the way you framed because, anybody planning on fighting wouldn't be talking in the phone with an ear piece in their ear & the evidence of Jeantel's phone log, along withTrayvon's show he's was talking on the phone until the fight broke out. Who was on top doesn't matter because, I'm quite sure both were on top at some point in the fight. That's irrelevant!
Jeantel was 'proven' a LIAR!'

Manslaughter ...
IS NOT on the table!

Zimmerman was walking BACK to his truck, to meet with police, when he was jumped by martin ... the THUG!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#939076 Jul 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Ted Nugent thinking about running for president
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-poli...
Hi, I'm Ted Nugent. I have nine children from seven women, and I'm running for president.”
the perfect Republican candidate.
Good-save American tax dollars-NO food stamps for groupie brainless bobblehead littering required.

(just ear plugs!)

CHRISTIE et al 2016!
REAL Working class leadership FOR All of Ammerica (Not just Some) again-NOT against it!

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