Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#953893 Jul 25, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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How about we look at some numbers.
316 million total population.
86.4 million under 20.
40.5 million over 65.
1.6 million disabled.
21 million in universities.
130 million full time jobs.
8.2 million part time jobs.
The ratio of full time to part time jobs is 15.8.
Your economic recovery is creating 5 times as many part time jobs as full time jobs.
The real percentage of people available for work but not working is 17 percent.
The annual deficit is 1.3 trillioin, down from 1.6 trillion it grew to before the TEA Party came to Congress in 2011.
The total debt is 17 trillion. The US economy is only 15 trillion.
The debt grows at 8 percent each year, while the calculated economic growth is only 2 percent. The real (private) economy that actually pays for everything is stagnant, and is only about 12 trillion.
So, the debt is one and a half times as big as what pays it.
And, the debt grows at almost 8 percent a year.
A stagnant economy has to pay a debt that is one and a half times its size and grows at 8 percent every year.
An idiot can tell you this system will collapse. What we need to do to fix it is to stop borrowing money. That is the 1.3 trillion dollars every year.
So, where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
June 2013 TTL FT 135,707,000 PT 8,200,000

Total when the job losses ended in 2009:

Ttl FT 129,320,000 PT 9.2 million.

Now, I realize you aren't too swift but since Obama got us growing again, 6.5 million new ft jobs. 1 million fewer PT jobs./

So explain how 6.5 million is 5 times as many as a negative 1 million?

The projected deficit this year is under 760 billion is not not even close to your 1.3 trillion number.

How? Economic growth.

You are either a liar or dumber than sh*t. Or in other words, a Tea Party member.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#953894 Jul 25, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Republican controlled states.
Another example of Republicans f*cking over their constituents for political gain.
Billions of free federal dollars going into their State's economies turn down. Yet, ACA tax money coming out.
Republicans are just plain dumber than sh*t.
Sure thing, Emoron. Whatever you say, idiot.

Baawaaahhh!!!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#953895 Jul 25, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Excuse me but this is funnier than hell. Karma?
Darwin's Curse, I suppose. They went back into the cookie dough for another try in the oven - a better one, hopefully - next time.
Even Trayvon wasn't this funny.
Carol? Aunt Batty Lou? Lois Lane? This is your compatriot.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#953897 Jul 25, 2013
More Invasion of Privacy by the Obama DiKKKtatorship

The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users' stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed.

If the government is able to determine a person's password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user. Obtaining it also would aid in deciphering encrypted devices in situations where passwords are reused.

"I've certainly seen them ask for passwords," said one Internet industry source who spoke on condition of anonymity. "We push back."

A second person who has worked at a large Silicon Valley company confirmed that it received legal requests from the federal government for stored passwords. Companies "really heavily scrutinize" these requests, the person said. "There's a lot of 'over my dead body.'"

Some of the government orders demand not only a user's password but also the encryption algorithm and the so-called salt, according to a person familiar with the requests. A salt is a random string of letters or numbers used to make it more difficult to reverse the encryption process and determine the original password. Other orders demand the secret question codes often associated with user accounts.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#953898 Jul 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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That irrelevant, the point is the lie you've repeated over and over that an eyewitness testified that Martin threw the first punch.
I only want one thing:
Did you know you were lying or were you led to that conclusion by your preferred news source or did you make an assumption and present it as a fact?
Used logic, pretty much. Only one of them had a fractured nose, two black eyes and was overtaken.

I also happen to believe Zimmerman was telling the truth.

If you agree with the verdict, why do you keep splitting hairs?

Are you just trying to be argumentative? Or are you bored?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#953899 Jul 25, 2013
Eman wrote:
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No one ever said he wasn't good at blowing smoke up people's asses.
Oops! More homoerotic fantasy from the closet queen.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#953900 Jul 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Yeah, the investigation has not found any political motivation behind it. Fox just keeps chewing that bone for ratings. Glad you've found a home with tabloids but don't expect me to answer for every piece of tripe they churn out.
Now, when you gonna answer the questions I was asking long before you asked the above.
That's very rude.
The nature of the targets makes a prima facie case for political motivation, for all but the blind.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#953903 Jul 25, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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lily drinks "green", all-natural alcohol and is considering switching to E85...
An eco-minded flaming-azzhole is heart-warming(about 245 degrees)
Oh yes, you have a "flaming azzhole"; we get it you sicko.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#953904 Jul 25, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You believe the Huffington Post?
wow.
My brother in law was there and witnessed it, you frikking Democrat moron.

You are an idiot. Democrat for sure.

Dumbfk. Without a clue...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#953905 Jul 25, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Republican controlled states.
Another example of Republicans f*cking over their constituents for political gain.
Billions of free federal dollars going into their State's economies turn down. Yet, ACA tax money coming out.
Republicans are just plain dumber than sh*t.
ObamaKKKare money is a poison pill that will cost states far more in Medicaid than they gain.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#953906 Jul 25, 2013
Homer wrote:
Homer says hi from Texas. GFY
Texas? What are you doing there?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#953907 Jul 25, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Sure thing, Emoron. Whatever you say, idiot.
Baawaaahhh!!!!
Good thing you're not American son.

BTW, what country are you from son? Spain? Greece? Ireland?

Or are you clueless... as usual?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#953908 Jul 25, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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My brother in law was there and witnessed it, you frikking Democrat moron.
You are an idiot. Democrat for sure.
Dumbfk. Without a clue...
And you want us to take your word to take someone else's word while you use the Huffington Post as a valid source?

wow.

you sure are lost son!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#953909 Jul 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Not guilty. No one forced those women to go to his aid. He is not culpable.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#953910 Jul 25, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You believe the Huffington Post?
wow.
Here you go dummy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/11/dann...

You are a moron for sure.

Baawwaahhh!!!!

Total loser.
LCN Llin

United States

#953911 Jul 25, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You must not be American son! And you SURELY must hate the US Constitution!
And you're certainly not military!
http://www.history.navy.mil/trivia/trivia02.h...
"Damn the torpedoes, Full speed ahead!"
Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870). Aboard Hartford, Farragut entered Mobile Bay, Alabama, 5 August 1864, in two columns, with armored monitors leading and a fleet of wooden ships following. When the lead monitor Tecumseh was demolished by a mine, the wooden ship Brooklyn stopped, and the line drifted in confusion toward Fort Morgan. As disaster seemed imminent, Farragut gave the orders embodied by these famous words. He swung his own ship clear and headed across the mines, which failed to explode. The fleet followed and anchored above the forts, which, now isolated, surrendered one by one. The torpedoes to which Farragut and his contemporaries referred would today be described as tethered mines.
[Hearn, Chester G. Admiral David Glasgow Farragut: The Civil War Years.(Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1988): 263-265. According to the book by Admiral Farragut's son, The Life of David Glasgow Farragut, First Admiral of the United States Navy,(New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1879), pages 416-417, Admiral Farragut said "Damn the torpedoes! Four bells! Captain Crayton, go ahead! Joucett, full speed!"]
another republican who knows no history!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#953913 Jul 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Well, the driver did admit to being impatient with traffic and speeding while driving in the divider lane to pass other cars. He is certainly culpable in the death of the two women as he acted both "recklessly" and "negligently". Perhaps the case will send a message to other idiots.
I disagree
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#953914 Jul 25, 2013
Good night coward.
waxywaxturd wrote:
A little something I'd like to share!!!!!!!!
A LITTLE MORE MASCARA
Once again I'm a little depressed by the tired old face that I see,
Once again it is time to be someone, who's anyone other than me.
With the rare combination of girlish excitement and manly restraint,
I position my precious assortment of pencils and powders and paint.
So whenever I feel that my place in the world is beginning to crash,
I apply one great stroke of Mascara to my rather limp upper lash.
And I can cope again, Good God! There's hope again!
When life is a real bitch again, and my old sense of humor has up, and gone
It's time for the big switch again, I put a little more Mascara on.
When I count my crow's feet again, and tired of this perpetual marathon,
I put down the john-seat again, and put a little more Mascara on.
And ev'rything's sparkle dust, bugle beads, ostrich plums,
When it's a beaded lash that you look through,
'Cause when I feel glamorous, elegant, beautiful,
The world that I'm looking at's beautiful too!
When my little road has a few bumps again,
And I need something level to lean upon,
I put on my sling pumps again,
And wham! This ugly duckling is a swan!
So when my spirit starts to sag,
I hustle out my highest drag,
And put a little more mascara on.
And ev'rything's ankle straps, Maribou, Shalimar!
It's worth socking in my gut, and girdling my rear.
'Cause ev'rything's ravishing, sensual, fabulous!
When Albin is tucked away, and, ZaZa is here!
When ev'rything slides down the old tubes again,
And when my self esteem has begun to drift,
I strap on my fake boobs again,
And literally give myself a lift.
So when it's cold and when it's bleak,
I simply rouge the other cheek,
For I can face another day
In slipper satin lingerie.
To make depression disappear,
I screw some rhine stones on my ear,
And put my brooches and tiara,
And a little more mascara on
Sparkle dust, bugle beads,
Ankle straps, Maribou...On! Ankle straps, Maribou,
Ostrich plumes, Shalimar,
Ravishing, fabulous, on! Ravishing, fabulous, on!
Hugs Waxman!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#953915 Jul 25, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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June 2013 TTL FT 135,707,000 PT 8,200,000
Total when the job losses ended in 2009:
Ttl FT 129,320,000 PT 9.2 million.
Now, I realize you aren't too swift but since Obama got us growing again, 6.5 million new ft jobs. 1 million fewer PT jobs./
So explain how 6.5 million is 5 times as many as a negative 1 million?
The projected deficit this year is under 760 billion is not not even close to your 1.3 trillion number.
How? Economic growth.
You are either a liar or dumber than sh*t. Or in other words, a Tea Party member.
Your figures are incorrect and total employment is still 2.5 million below the peak of January 2008.

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/CES0000000001
LCN Llin

United States

#953916 Jul 25, 2013
Waxman wrote:
Democrats want everyone to count on government for retirement.
Democrats in California are considering taking an additional 3% of peoples incomes for retirement.
I guess California has no confidence in the Federals/Democrats with Social Security...
Hmmm....
California can't control it's own spending, but it's going to protect people after getting control of more of their money.
Greece & Detroit did a good job, right, libtards?
Baawwaaahhh!!!!
Idiots.
Bush may have made some mistake, but he was wise not to show at you last tea party invested convention. LOL

From the start, Bush embraced a governing philosophy of deregulation. That trickled down to federal oversight agencies, which in turn eased off on banks and mortgage brokers.

Bush did push early on for tighter controls over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but he failed to move Congress. After the Enron scandal, Bush backed and signed the aggressively regulatory Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

But SEC head William Donaldson tried to boost regulation of mutual and hedge funds, he was blocked by Bush's advisers at the White House as well as other powerful Republicans and quit.

Plus, let's face it, the meltdown happened on Bush's watch.

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