Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1231867 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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Bronx, NY

#945517 Jul 16, 2013
HOW STRANGE is it that Nation of islam had American neonazis(rockwell) in their temple during the late sixties and even got a donation from the NAZI leader what do these two groups have in common and what is the history of the nazis and moslems
Jane Says

New York, NY

#945518 Jul 16, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Just answer the question first please.
Why wasn't the young man in a juvenile offender detention education program in his own town/district, while out on expulsion from normal school, rather than being allowed out to roaming fweely, any and every where?
could be the result of another well intentioned lib idea with negative unintended consequences (as often happens).

in NYC, libs running the JD system are trying to keep the juvenile offenders 'close to home' with the following problems as a result:

'And now that lack of oversight may have cost a Queens teen his life.

Andrew Benitez, 17, was reportedly being held at Stephen’s House on Staten Island, a group home that is part of the “Close to Home” initiative, when he was arrested June 23 on charges of having killed Aaron Jefferson, 18, in Jamaica, Queens the night on June 22. Court papers reportedly charged that he used a retractable razor to stab Jefferson in the back and arm.

“Juvenile offender group homes not secure: report

...Close to Home” places least-violent juvenile offenders in group homes in the city where they can be closer to their families. The homes are supervised by the Administration for Children’s Services.

The Daily News reported last month that a ruling by a Queens family court judge indicated that juveniles were able to evade the homes at alarming rates, and were reverting to old habits and ending up arrested once again for committing the same or new crimes they had initially been sentenced for.

An ACS spokesperson reportedly told the News that a judge reviewed Benitez’s case and agreed to place him in the group home as recently as February. The spokesperson also said the agency instructs group homes to securely lock up their housing, and recently decided to drop two of four social service agencies they were monitoring for reported difficulties in addressing such problems.'
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#945519 Jul 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
MIKE HUCKABEE: You have said that you thought the prosecutor ought to be disbarred, that's a pretty serious type of violation to get a person disbarred. It is that serious to you?
ALAN DERSHOWITZ: Right, it is. She submitted an affidavit that was, if not perjurious, completely misleading. She violated all kinds of rules of the profession, and her conduct bordered on criminal conduct. She, by the way, has a horrible reputation in Florida. She's known for overcharging, she's known for being highly political. And in this case, of course she overcharged. Halfway through the trial she realized she wasn't going to get a second degree murder verdict, so she asked for a compromised verdict, for manslaughter. And then, she went even further and said that she was going to charge him with child abuse and felony murder. That was such a stretch that it goes beyond anything professionally responsible. She was among the most irresponsible prosecutors I've seen in 50 years of litigating cases, and believe me, I've seen good prosecutors, bad prosecutors, but rarely have I seen one as bad as this prosecutor,[Angela] Cory.(Huckabee, July 14, 2013)
Ah... MORE truth of the reality of the behind the scenes agenda.

Interesting isn't it...whole other perspective to consider things from.

(Note the biographical information)

ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ is a Brooklyn native who has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights,”“the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,”“the top lawyer of last resort,”

While he is known for defending clients such as Anatoly Sharansky, Claus von Bülow, O.J. Simpson, Michael Milken and Mike Tyson, he continues to represent numerous indigent defendants and takes half of his cases pro bono.

EAT THAT, and digest it, hate filled, VILE RACE BAITERS.

Bronx, NY

#945520 Jul 16, 2013
Will Steeve Harvey drop DISNEY and endorsing FLORIDA will he give back his check and speak out about FLORIDAS gun laws and BLACK CODES/SUNDOWN RULES

Indianapolis, IN

#945522 Jul 16, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>how about Detroit, Chicago or their sister-states, Zimbabwe or Mexico City?
bigot much?

careful there, or floriduh will have to put in some extra time wasting time denying the fact that you conservatives are uber-racists.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#945523 Jul 16, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>As one attorney said, just because you're losing a fight doesn't mean you have the right to use deadly force.
and no one has the right to initiate Violence against others in jump 'em, pound and ground tactics either.

Why wasn't this young man in juvie detention school somewhere?

Mothers everywhere with clear heads and hearts, wish he had been.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#945524 Jul 16, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Blacks are doing themselves a grave disservice by their hypocrisy over this one case.
Where is their outrage over the hundreds of young black men killed by other black men in Chicago alone just since this one case became news?
Where is the outrage that more blacks are killed by other blacks than whites, Hispanics and "white Hispanics" combined?
It's time they wised up along with everyone else who has lost their ever lovin' minds over this one case. A lot of people are going to get real tired of the biased hypocrisy real soon.
It's only making this tragedy much, much worse.
No matter how many times you change your screen name, Batty,(or how many years you try to shave off your age) from here on out, you'll always be DOW to me...not, obviously, because you have any knowledge in the financial sector, but because you're a Demented Old Witch, who just gets more disgustingly vicious, racist, and ignorant with age.

Longmont, CO

#945525 Jul 16, 2013

IRS Illegally Accessed Tax Records of Politicians and Donors, Targeted Candidates, DOJ to Do Nothing ...Why Do We Continue To Support this Criminal Organization with Our Tax Money?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#945526 Jul 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The juror also indicated that they might have been more receptive to some lesser charge if the prosecution had not so grossly overcharged and not argued a case that conflicted with the facts.
That is the whole point and all there is to say.

If these people want to be mad at somebody, they should be mad at the prosecution who pretty much won the case for the defense. A charge of manslaughter may have had a different outcome and the other side would have been angry believing it was self defense, but not to the point of rioting and becoming violent against innocent people.

It's why we have a justice system and a jury gets to decide. No one else gets to try a case and public lynchings were outlawed.

Seems we're on the verge of becoming the Wild West again. Maybe those crazy mobs in westerns were the first liberals.

Indianapolis, IN

#945527 Jul 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Florida hardly needs your type of tourist, the malcontents of society.
oh sure and look at your right wing radical ass sitting in CA.

Indianapolis, IN

#945528 Jul 16, 2013
IF IT BOGGLES your mind that George Zimmerman, a 29-year-old with a gun, could be acquitted after pursuing — and killing — an unarmed 17-year-old, here’s another brain teaser: How could Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three, receive a 20-year prison sentence for firing a bullet into a wall near her abusive ex-husband, even though no one was harmed?

It’s true. Florida is one of the worst places to fire a gun into the air, even as it appears to be one of the best places to actually shoot at a person.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#945529 Jul 16, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
this may be beyond her comprehension.
Too political
Is that why the thirteen month old baby being shot in the face at the hands of teenagers in Georgia hasn't made national news media frenzy level?

Not poliTICal enough?????

The Toxic plague poison of self serving deranged and depraved libuhrulTICS and the mere self-serving poliTICal agendas thereof--in one word---DISGUSTING.

Indianapolis, IN

#945530 Jul 16, 2013
Zimmerman verdict highlights problems in Florida law

THERE’S NO doubt where moral responsibility for Trayvon Martin’s death lies: with George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot the unarmed teenager to death in Sanford, Fla., last year. Zimmerman had no good reason to be following Martin in his vehicle, and disobeyed a 911 dispatcher’s instructions by getting out to pursue him. Yet a jury’s decision Saturday to acquit Zimmerman on a murder charge — and even on a lesser manslaughter charge — was a sadly predictable outcome of how the laws governing the case were designed. Florida should amend its statutes accordingly.

Guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is an appropriately high standard for a criminal conviction; when prosecutors put forth muddled evidence and seemingly unprepared witnesses, as occurred in the Zimmerman case, the system properly inclines toward finding a defendant not guilty. What’s dismaying, however, is how easy it was for a Florida court to accept the claim that Zimmerman killed Martin in self-defense. The overarching mindset is exemplified by the state’s much-criticized “stand your ground” law that undergirded police investigators’ initial decision not to charge Zimmerman; promoted by the gun lobby, the measure relieves people of the obligation to flee from danger before using deadly force. In the end, the Zimmerman verdict reflected a broader willingness to accept the defendant’s subjective judgment that he was in physical danger — and never mind how that danger came about — as sufficient reason to shoot.

In this frontier mentality, besieged individuals have the right to use force against their enemies because there’s no one else to do so. But a gated community in Florida isn’t the Wild West, and this legal framework promotes a kind of vigilantism that is especially dangerous in a diverse society. Zimmerman’s suspicions of Martin, who was black, seemed to be based at least partly on the teenager’s race. Zimmerman’s acquittal reflects a presumption that, in Florida, one can pick a fight with a stranger for entirely dubious reasons, and if that stranger seems to be gaining the upper hand — as Martin did, in Zimmerman’s account — it’s acceptable to pull out a gun and shoot.

In other areas of the law, a person who creates a situation bears at least some responsibility for injuries that result from it; it’s possible that Zimmerman will still face a civil wrongful-death suit. Yet criminal law must now address the danger — heightened in a “stand your ground” era — that one person will draw another into a physical confrontation and then use a feeling of danger as pretext to shoot.

Raleigh, NC

#945531 Jul 16, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
That would get they attention lol and have some of 'em (with half a brain anyway) having to look at the Toxic plague of ignorance and see it fo what it iz!!!
(especially having to write stuff like that 500 times ALLLLLL day long!)
Because it sho'enuf seems like it DUH culture dat needs some fixing!
Ha ha ha ha ha!

Racist convention.

You cry about a little freak who has never seen a V A G I N A........spouting abortion laws against women?

But you praise a low life racist thug like Fenny?

OMG! you people, you people: INSANE!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#945532 Jul 16, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
We can take up a collection to get you moved.
Would you please? Not sure of the cost yet to move to St. Croix or the surrounding islands, but I'll give you a final tally when I figure it out. There has to more sane people anywhere but here.

Longmont, CO

#945533 Jul 16, 2013
Napolitano Leaving DHS Under Cloud of Suspicion

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano suddenly announced last week that she was resigning her position at the embattled agency in order to take a $750,000-a-year job as president of the University of California system. This will more than triple her salary, which was $200,000 at DHS.

Many believe she abruptly left DHS because of some sordid dealings that are about to be discovered. Her tenure at DHS has been characterized by back-to-back lawsuits and multiple controversies regarding the agencies DHS oversees, which include the TSA, ICE, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services and FEMA.

Napolitano was known in Arizona for her backroom deals and ruthless targeting of conservatives, a pattern she continued as DHS chief...
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#945534 Jul 16, 2013
WOW wrote:
Will Steeve Harvey drop DISNEY and endorsing FLORIDA will he give back his check and speak out about FLORIDAS gun laws and BLACK CODES/SUNDOWN RULES
Imagine if they'd been in SCHOOL--LEARNING about those actually, realistically dark age known as HISTORY.
(why the north put faith in the deomcartic party nominee--tey got past all that IGNORANT race baiting, and even MORE ignorant-that low life ghetto, gutter grate level SCUM "supremecist" DEPRAVED self serving crap a long time ago!!!)

TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#945535 Jul 16, 2013
Edit : Race baiting is DISGUSTING.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#945536 Jul 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like a lesbian plot.
Dershowitz is a hard-core liberal who believes strongly in the Constitutional rights of criminal defendants.
Leftists on this thread generally support criminals, but apply a racial filter.
And Juror B-37's attorney husband is a friend of Mark O'Mara and she announced she has a book deal two days after freeing a murderer. You guys really play fair, huh? Never mind. Look around you at the company you're keeping since any sentient beings are leaving this "neighborhood" of lying, ignorant, hateful frauds.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#945538 Jul 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
"u jus old skool, we b nu skool?
No--sum yews just still stuck in dem dar pitch fork and torch carrying lunaTIC dark ages-library hater lol.

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