Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1231967 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#939565 Jul 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Total BS.
There are a relatively small number of federal government jobs that are political appointments.
Why Were These U.S. Attorneys Fired?

The White House approves all U.S. attorneys, who function as the federal government's chief prosecutors in 93 jurisdictions around the country. As political appointees, they serve "at the pleasure of the President," and can be replaced, at least theoretically, at any time for any reason. But group firings in the middle a presidential term are highly unusual. Though Attorney General Alberto Gonzales insisted to Congress that "I would never, ever make a change in a U.S. attorney position for political reasons," critics were outraged at the December dismissals, among them the firing of an Arkansas U.S. attorney to make way for Timothy Griffin, a protege of White House political guru Karl Rove. The outcry forced Griffin to withdraw. Gonzales' top deputy later claimed the firings were necessary because of "performance-related " issues. But it was later revealed that all but two of the dismissed prosecutors had won outstanding evaluations for competence.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,859...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#939566 Jul 7, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Those crazy Amish bomb the holiest site for Buddhists in the world
http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Biha...
Obama's fault

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#939567 Jul 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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He was?
I think you need to review your history.
"dumos"
hitler's Nazi party and other parties who bought into hitler's BS legally made him your hero, der fuhrer.
Peace
KMA
Whatever

Gering, NE

#939568 Jul 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Right or wrong, McCain is advocating abiding by US law, while Obama is once again reusing to follow the law.
Yes, it is a US law.

However, how do you reconcile an unpopular government who diddle away their time trying to create a theocracy rather than dealing with crushing issues important to the citizens such as jobs, foods and gas?

A government who refused to call for a new election despite public demands.

As you pointed out earlier, Hitler was elected to office to but the US participated in a military coup to remove him.

Whatever

Gering, NE

#939569 Jul 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Total prevarication
That is a prevarication!

The Progressives object to standards that would have abortion clinics meet the same standards as other out patient facilities.

Where is the lie?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#939570 Jul 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Something is totally wrong with your comprehension skills
Projecting again?

Your proof against what I stated was underwhelming.

LOL

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#939571 Jul 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
The defeat of Proposition 8 should alarm civil libertarians instead of causing them to celebrate.
Essentially the Court is saying that the executive branch of government can invalidate any law passed by the legislature simply by refusing to defend it.
The Court did nothing of the sort. The Governor of CA chose not to defend Prop 8, knowing it was clearly unConstitutional.

Prop 8 is clearly 'Tyranny of the Majority', and as such, clearly unConstitutional.

As usual, Nobraina can't see all sides of the issue, only uses his sick prejudices to defend his hatred for his fellow Citizens.

The Mormons had no standing to defend it, per the Courts. Without their money poured into CA, Prop 8 never would have passed.

Prop 8 is unConstitutional. Period.

The Court basically said that you cannot use majority rule to determine individual rights protected by the Constitution.

You don't get to vote on basic 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' issues.

Individual Rights are just that, not negotiable by the ballot.

If you did, women would never have gotten the right to vote, much less equality under the law.

Nor would negroes have the right to vote or Civil Rights.

You are clueless concerning the Constitution. Read up on the "Tyranny of the Majority" that our founders worried about so much.

Tyranny of the majority has been a concern in democracies since the time of Plato, you moran.

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""A fear expressed variously by Plato, Aristotle, Madison, Tocqueville, and J. S. Mill. If the majority rules, what is to stop it from expropriating the minority, or from tyrannizing it in other ways by enforcing the majority's religion, language, or culture on the minority?"
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#939572 Jul 7, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Yes, it is a US law.
However, how do you reconcile an unpopular government who diddle away their time trying to create a theocracy rather than dealing with crushing issues important to the citizens such as jobs, foods and gas?
A government who refused to call for a new election despite public demands.
As you pointed out earlier, Hitler was elected to office to but the US participated in a military coup to remove him.
Sounds like the teaparty
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#939573 Jul 7, 2013
BOSTON ó Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, is in critical but stable condition in a hospital in Nantucket, Mass.

Heinz Kerry, 74, was admitted into the emergency room at Nantucket Cottage Hospital after 3:30 p.m. Sunday, hospital spokesman Noah Brown said

Heinz Kerry arrived at the facility in critical condition, and remained that way early Sunday evening, although doctors had stabilized her, Brown said.
LCN Llin

United States

#939574 Jul 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Sounds like the teaparty
teaparty and RINO should be supported by the Democrats !

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#939575 Jul 7, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Neither of your claims are supported by what the article states.
The law wants the hospital to board certify them.
You need to clarify what you think admitting standards are.
As most of the people offering these services also offer Ob/Gyn services that would on occasion use hospital services, I find this complaint lacking much merit.
So you are still objecting to abortion clinics having the same standards as other ambulatory facilities?
They do not have to move their facilities-as you are claiming- but meet the standards as other facilities offering out patient care. Why you think that an invasive procedure should require any less is not putting women's health first.
Oh my god woman! Did you suffer a head injury recently?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#939576 Jul 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Yes! Do the rightwingers think we should invade Egypt?
Hard to tell, if Obama doesn't want to invade Egypt then I'm sure a lot of 'em will be all for it.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#939577 Jul 7, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"Whatever"
"dumos" is a liberaltarianloon. He is a firm believer all laws should be revoked when it comes to sex;
- Laws against incest
- Laws regarding adult sex with minors
- Laws regarding sex with animals
Actually "dumos" is just a loon. And a lair.
Peace
THAT was it, "LAIR". I knew one of Special Eed's flubs made it into the lexicon.
LCN Llin

United States

#939578 Jul 7, 2013
The Affordable Care Act's implementation isn't in jeopardy despite President Barack Obama's administration delaying the employer mandate, Sen. Jack Reed said Sunday.

Last week, the Obama administration announced the employer mandate -- a key provision in Obamacare -- would be delayed until 2015, despite the overall law itself going into effect in October. Obamacare critics say this shows how flawed the controversial legislation is.

The Democratic senator from Rhode Island disagreed.

"This was a response to concerns -- principally among the business community -- that the information and the operational details would not be there. And as a result, I think the administration wisely decided to postpone for one year the mandate on employers," Reed said on "Fox News Sunday." "The exchanges go into effect in October. The coverage goes into effect. And, indeed, what they've done really affects a very small minority of businesses throughout the country."

"I think given the potential confusion, post-postponing it -- not eliminating it -- post-postponing it for a year makes sense," he said.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#939579 Jul 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Why is that every time the topic of gay marriage arises; you change it to be sex with minors and animals or incest?
You rightwingers have such a distorted view of sex that it's incredible. Stay on topic or stfu you old fool.
"silly"
Calm down!!!! I was simply saying what "dumos" has been saying. He is a leftwingliberaltarianloon. I am surprized to hear you say that sex with animals, family members or children is a distorted view. I take it you are with "dumos" and that no laws should be passed the make such acts criminal?
"silly" if your thing is sex with one of your own gender fine, makes no difference to me.
Peace

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#939580 Jul 7, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Yes, it is a US law.
However, how do you reconcile an unpopular government who diddle away their time trying to create a theocracy rather than dealing with crushing issues important to the citizens such as jobs, foods and gas?
A government who refused to call for a new election despite public demands.
As you pointed out earlier, Hitler was elected to office to but the US participated in a military coup to remove him.
Since when does an elected President yield to mobs in the streets??

You really don't believe in nor understand Democracy, do you??

Do you really think that a leader should give up power due to protests by the opposition??

If so, you're an even bigger idiot than I thought.

You're still a hysterical woman who comes here with lame brained ideas, allowing others to make you look the fool on a constant basis.

You know nothing about what happened in Egypt under Morsi. More of your stupidity in action.

This was clearly a counter revolution by Mubarak supporters, helped by the Army.

Mubarek was brought down by the economy,stupid. Egypt's economy has been in shambles for decades.

A Democratically elected Government has been overthrown by a military coup.

Rick Perry called what happened in TX to stop the anti-abortion bill 'mob rule'.

If that was 'mob rule', what the hell happened in Egypt, you nitwit??

A freely elected President overthrown by mobs in the street with the help of the Army is certainly not democratic.

Bad as Morsi may have been, he was elected by a majority of Egyptians.

This was a military coup, McCain was right.

Things will get worse in Egypt, thanks to the Army, bought and paid for by the USA.
LCN Llin

United States

#939581 Jul 7, 2013
Republicans oppose Social Security and Medicare :-)

The official reason given by the Administration for delaying, by one year, the Affordable Care Actís mandate that employers with more than 50 full-time workers provide insurance coverage or face fines, is that employers need more time to implement it. The unofficial reason has more to do with the Republicansí incessant efforts to bulldoze the law.

Soon after the GOP lost its fight against Obamacare in Congress, it began warring against the new legislation in the courts, rounding up and backstopping litigants all the way up to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, House Republicans have refused to appropriate enough funds to implement the Act, and have held a continuing series of votes to repeal it. Republican-led states have also done what they can to undermine Obamacare, refusing to set up their own health exchanges, and turning down federal money to expand Medicaid.

The GOPís gleeful reaction to the announced delay confirms Republicans will make repeal a campaign issue in the 2014 midterm elections, which probably contributed to the White House decision to postpone the employer mandate until after the midterms.ďThe fact remains that Obamacare needs to be repealed,Ē said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, on hearing news of the delay.

Technically, postponement wonít affect other major provisions of the law ó although it may be difficult to subsidize workers who donít get employer-based insurance if employers donít report on the coverage they provide. But itís a bad omen.

The longer the Affordable Care Act is delayed, the more time Republicans have to demonize it before average Americans receive its benefits and understand its importance. The GOP raged against Social Security in 1935 and made war on Medicare in 1965. But in each case Americans soon realized how critical they were to their economic security, and refused to listen.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#939582 Jul 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Oh my god woman! Did you suffer a head injury recently?
She makes Carol look sane by comparison. She's hysterical!!

She has no life, no family, no friends. Her life is on Topix.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#939583 Jul 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Why is that every time the topic of gay marriage arises; you change it to be sex with minors and animals or incest?
You rightwingers have such a distorted view of sex that it's incredible. Stay on topic or stfu you old fool.
"silly"
A couple of more things;
- I will not stfu
- I will post as I please
Peace
KMA
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#939584 Jul 7, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Projecting again?
Your proof against what I stated was underwhelming.
LOL
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