Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277656 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: Jun 13

Location hidden

#955285 Jul 28, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Lonely? Looks like nobody is interested in your weirdness, libtard.
Baawwaahhhh!!!!!
Now, go back to playing with yourself, oddball.
You appear to be interested, he's had you chasing your tail all morning. LMAO!!!

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#955286 Jul 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
In medical terms, "pseudo" is used quite frequently.
It means "False (often used about a deceptive resemblance)."
Here are just a few examples:
pseudoacanthosis
pseudoacephalus
pseudoachondroplasia
pseudoactinomycosis
pseudoagglutination
pseudoagrammatism
pseudoagraphia
pseudoalbuminuria
pseudoalkaloids
pseudoallelic
pseudoallelism
pseudoanaphylactic
Anything that relates to Obama and this administration also starts with "pseudo".
Where'd you get the list, Batty? Pseudo-journalists on Faux. Breitbart, or The Blaze? carol = pseudo-human being.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#955287 Jul 28, 2013
OK leftist phags, its time for the morning edition of "learnin ta spell wit jeantel".

The word for this morning is "COATROOM".

Now lets have lil rachel use it in a sentence:

"judge say, "one mo outbursts like that an you be thrown outs the coatroom"..........
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#955288 Jul 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
So, in your little mind, it is better to just ignore the FBI stats and make some up yourself. Got it.
DOJ stats CLEARLY state negroes commit violent crime at a rate SEVEN TIMES HIGHER PER CAPITA than the next highest ethnicity (anglos and hispanics combined).

That's all there is too it, cupcake. Nice try though.....:-)
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#955289 Jul 28, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Where'd you get the list, Batty? Pseudo-journalists on Faux. Breitbart, or The Blaze? carol = pseudo-human being.
Kill yourself, chimpout sow....

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#955291 Jul 28, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
The obam admin would be OWING ALOT OF PEOPLE, that have worked and PAID alot into it over YEARS and YEARS.
So how about they just CAP, CURB and maybe even Cut some of it to ONLY 18 and over sectors- that should reduce some of dar fwee montly givverment payouts and shore it up a little for the ones that DID!!
Make reasonable cuts to Defense spending that the Pentagon does not want and doesn't need like reducing nuclear weapon arsenals to 700 or less missiles(more than enough to obliterate everyone on the planet) and there will be plenty money for making social security, medicare ,and medicaid solvent for years and even expand those programs. Do it for the sake of improving Americans quality of life at home which is the real goal of government.

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#955292 Jul 28, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
DOJ stats CLEARLY state negroes commit violent crime at a rate SEVEN TIMES HIGHER PER CAPITA than the next highest ethnicity (anglos and hispanics combined).
That's all there is too it, cupcake. Nice try though.....:-)
Did you know that at one time one out of five people in prison was a Vietnam veteran. Imagine what all those longest war in history/most frequent deployment Iraqi and Afghanistan vets will push the stats up to when they come home to Grumpy Old Pricks denying them the benefits they were promised. Also, "too it, cupcake"??? God, don't tell me you've had your hand up Fartoo's sock puppet all along. I just threw up a little into my mouth.
RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#955293 Jul 28, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
OK leftist phags, its time for the morning edition of "learnin ta spell wit jeantel".
The word for this morning is "COATROOM".
Now lets have lil rachel use it in a sentence:
"judge say, "one mo outbursts like that an you be thrown outs the coatroom"..........
New word - "dictate" now lets see Leo use it in a sentence , massa obama your dictate good.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#955294 Jul 28, 2013
A New Defense of Voting Rights

On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. took an important step toward repairing the damage from last month’s Supreme Court ruling striking down a central element of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He is right to adopt an aggressive approach to defending the most fundamental right in our democracy.

In a federal lawsuit first brought by black and Hispanic voters against Texas over its redistricting maps, the Justice Department relied on a rarely used provision of the act, Section 3, to ask a federal court to require Texas to get permission before making any voting changes in the state.

Until last month, Texas already had to get such permission under the act’s “preclearance” process. This process had long been the most effective means of preventing racial bias in voting laws in states with histories of discrimination. It required state and local governments that wanted to change the laws to first show there would be no discriminatory effect. In Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the act as unconstitutional; that provision laid out the formula that determined which jurisdictions had to get permission.

In theory, the court’s ruling allows Congress to update the list of nine states and parts of six others identified by Section 4. But given the dysfunction of Congress, that will not happen anytime soon.

This is why Mr. Holder’s decision to rely on Section 3 in the Texas case is so significant. Section 3 — also known as the “bail-in” provision — may be the most promising tool we have to protect voting rights after Shelby. It allows courts to identify jurisdictions that are passing intentionally discriminatory voting laws and then “bail” them in as needed — that is, require them to get permission before establishing new voting rules.

This is functionally similar to the system the court struck down last month, but Section 3 has several distinguishing features. It does not contain a preset list of jurisdictions, and it is forward-looking: instead of relying primarily on historical evidence of discrimination, it allows individual voters or the government to ask courts to zero in on any jurisdiction, like Texas, that continues to try to impose racially discriminatory voting laws.

Section 3 is also flexible. The period of coverage for preclearance under Section 3 is determined by court order, and may last for only as long as a federal judge deems it necessary to overcome voting discrimination in that jurisdiction.

These features make Section 3 a useful provision, but it has its weaknesses. The preclearance may be imposed only if a federal judge determines that the jurisdiction’s laws are intentionally discriminatory. When the Voting Rights Act was passed, such laws were much easier to identify. But lawmakers have since discovered countless ways to discriminate on the basis of race without saying so explicitly, and will continue to do so.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/opinion/sun...

seems simple enough; don't act like a racist and you're good.

but we all know that's a pipe dream. so it's no wonder the right wing media are having a fit.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#955295 Jul 28, 2013
Texas Republicans get it wrong on Holder and the Voting Rights Act

If you believe a handful of Texas Republicans, Attorney General Eric Holder’s new effort to enforce the Voting Rights Act in their state and elsewhere brazenly defies the Supreme Court, which struck down part of the law in June.“This end run around the Supreme Court undermines the will of the people of Texas,” Gov. Rick Perry said.

“The Supreme Court message to the Justice Department was clear — don’t mess with Texas,” Rep. Lamar Smith insisted.“But Eric Holder and the Justice Department aren’t listening.”

It would be amazing if that’s actually what Chief Justice John Roberts and the court majority said. But, in reality, the attorney general’s move to use the Voting Rights Act provisions the Supreme Court left in place is perfectly consonant with the ruling, and not just in a technical sense. It also comports with the court’s logic. Anyone who says otherwise didn’t read it, didn’t understand it, or didn’t let that stop him. Lamar Smith apparently confused the 24-page decision with an asinine bumper sticker.

The Voting Rights Act has a lot of parts to it. The Supreme Court only picked away at one. It did not say that the Justice Department — or others, for that matter — could no longer file suits to challenge discriminatory election laws. So Holder is promising to do that, starting with a case in Texas. Nor did the justices say that the policy of forcing some states, counties, towns or other jurisdictions to undergo special scrutiny before enacting new voting rules — known as pre-clearance — is unconstitutional. So the attorney general is pledging he will ask a federal court to require that of Texas, which perpetually disregards the Voting Rights Act’s restrictions.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-part...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#955296 Jul 28, 2013
Waxman wrote:
President Obama on Wednesday dismissed a series of controversies dogging his administration as “phony” in remarks that represented a clear shift in White House tactics.
“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Obama said in an economic address at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill.
Obama’s comments marked an inflection point in the way the administration has been dealing with a raft of controversies, many of which the White House has previously suggested were substantive.
Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/economy...
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Sure wasn't phony when he said this:

"I have now had the opportunity to review the Treasury Department watchdog’s report on its investigation of IRS personnel who improperly targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. And the report’s findings are intolerable and inexcusable. The federal government must conduct itself in a way that’s worthy of the public’s trust, and that’s especially true for the IRS. The IRS must apply the law in a fair and impartial way, and its employees must act with utmost integrity. This report shows that some of its employees failed that test.

I’ve directed Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to hold those responsible for these failures accountable, and to make sure that each of the Inspector General’s recommendations are implemented quickly, so that such conduct never happens again. But regardless of how this conduct was allowed to take place, the bottom line is, it was wrong. Public service is a solemn privilege. I expect everyone who serves in the federal government to hold themselves to the highest ethical and moral standards. So do the American people. And as President, I intend to make sure our public servants live up to those standards every day."

...How dare anyone think his strong words of condemnation wouldn't make this go away and all would be well in paradise - especially since no one was held accountable and some rewarded instead.

Did you happen to see Piers Morgan interviewing Jay Carney defending Obama concerning his handling of the IRS? He tried to convince the easily convinced Obama didn't become involved initially because presidents don't get involved with investigations underway by the Justice Department. Even though the DOJ was busy breaking other laws to investigate anything and Obama admitted he first heard about it on the news.

Incredible.

Good morning.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#955297 Jul 28, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Where'd you get the list, Batty? Pseudo-journalists on Faux. Breitbart, or The Blaze? carol = pseudo-human being.
There were far too many to list. Look on any medial terminology website.

I must have typed "pseudo" as a prefix hundreds and hundreds of times in my 14 years as a transcriptionist.

Just because you don't know the term doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#955298 Jul 28, 2013
VOTING FOR TRASH wrote:
On orders from Barack Obama’s Department of Justice, officials with the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith have given permission for a 38-year-old man to use the women’s restrooms on campus.
The report comes from Campus Reform.org , which explained that the individual also is seeking to have someone pay for a sex reassignment surgery to change from male to female.
Will You Boldly Proclaim"I am a Christian"? Sign the pledge now! billygraham.org/I-am-a-Christian
Already living as a female, the individual, identified in the report as Jennifer Braly, started using women’s restrooms on campus, but quickly was the subject of complaints from women who saw him there.
The university had tried to make accommodations, designating gender-neutral restrooms in some buildings.
Not good enough, however.
Braly filed a complaint with the Civil Rights Division in the Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder, school officials reported. The DOJ contacted the school.CAN YOU BELEIVE THIS BULL SHIT?IF YOU HAVE A MALE
ORGAN YOU GO TO THE MALE BATHROOM!IF YOU HAVE A FAMALE ORGAN YOU GO TO THE FEMALE BATHROOM!WHY DO YOU VOTERS VOTE FOR THIS TRASH??????????
Absolutely.

Those homophobic women need to grow up and share their potty.

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#955299 Jul 28, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>New word - "dictate" now lets see Leo use it in a sentence , massa obama your dictate good.
How about azzhole, Troll? Rush10me thinks he presents his sock azzhole man, but he doesn't know the difference between compounds and adjectivals.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#955300 Jul 28, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Where'd you get the list, Batty? Pseudo-journalists on Faux. Breitbart, or The Blaze? carol = pseudo-human being.
Technically, there's no hyphen following the prefix. Just FYI.
Waxman

United States

#955301 Jul 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure wasn't phony when he said this:
"I have now had the opportunity to review the Treasury Department watchdog’s report on its investigation of IRS personnel who improperly targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. And the report’s findings are intolerable and inexcusable. The federal government must conduct itself in a way that’s worthy of the public’s trust, and that’s especially true for the IRS. The IRS must apply the law in a fair and impartial way, and its employees must act with utmost integrity. This report shows that some of its employees failed that test.
I’ve directed Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to hold those responsible for these failures accountable, and to make sure that each of the Inspector General’s recommendations are implemented quickly, so that such conduct never happens again. But regardless of how this conduct was allowed to take place, the bottom line is, it was wrong. Public service is a solemn privilege. I expect everyone who serves in the federal government to hold themselves to the highest ethical and moral standards. So do the American people. And as President, I intend to make sure our public servants live up to those standards every day."
...How dare anyone think his strong words of condemnation wouldn't make this go away and all would be well in paradise - especially since no one was held accountable and some rewarded instead.
Did you happen to see Piers Morgan interviewing Jay Carney defending Obama concerning his handling of the IRS? He tried to convince the easily convinced Obama didn't become involved initially because presidents don't get involved with investigations underway by the Justice Department. Even though the DOJ was busy breaking other laws to investigate anything and Obama admitted he first heard about it on the news.
Incredible.
Good morning.
Don't fret, we have a lot of time to listen to your problems.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#955302 Jul 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
On Friday night’s edition of “All In with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes broke down the real math behind the statistics that Fox News Commentator Bill O’Reilly has been spouting in his racist rants in the wake of the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial.
“For people like Bill O’Reilly,” Hayes said,“there is a zero sum of concern, here. For him, this really isn’t about his interest in helping the actual human beings being killed on Chicago’s South Side. No. It’s about making a point. A point about the propensity of black people to commit violence, and then tossing them aside as violent people with ‘little discipline’ who are ‘unsupervised’ and ‘prone to imitate bad behavior.’”
Hayes said,“There are about 200 million white people in America, making up about 63% of the population. In 2010, 1,179 white people were killed by black people. Compare that number to the roughly 20,000 white people who died from accidental poisoning, 16,000 who died from accidental falls that year, or the 2,000 or so white people estimated who died from accidental drowning. In other words, Bill O’Reilly, you have more reason to be afraid of your own swimming pool than any young black man you see in a hoodie.”
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/27/chris-h...
Chris Hayes is a sweet girl, but unaware of reality. Chris is just waiting for the black man of her dreams to come along.
Waxman

United States

#955303 Jul 28, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
OK leftist phags, its time for the morning edition of "learnin ta spell wit jeantel".
The word for this morning is "COATROOM".
Now lets have lil rachel use it in a sentence:
"judge say, "one mo outbursts like that an you be thrown outs the coatroom"..........
Far out man. Have another toke. Very wierd.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#955304 Jul 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you see my post and link to Veolia Water with respect to Detroit?
Many gas turbine power generators no longer purchase and operate their own demineralized water systems, but contract this out to more efficient operators.
Yes I did, thanks.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#955305 Jul 28, 2013
President Obama's reaction to the IRS in May:

"I have now had the opportunity to review the Treasury Department watchdog’s report on its investigation of IRS personnel who improperly targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. And the report’s findings are INTOLERABLE and INEXCUSABLE. The federal government must conduct itself in a way that’s worthy of the public’s trust, and that’s especially true for the IRS. The IRS must apply the law in a fair and impartial way, and its employees must act with utmost integrity. This report shows that some of its employees failed that test.

"I’ve directed Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to HOLD THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE FAILURES ACCOUNTABLE, and to make sure that each of the Inspector General’s recommendations are implemented quickly, so that such conduct never happens again. But regardless of how this conduct was allowed to take place, the bottom line is, IT WAS WRONG. Public service is a solemn privilege. I expect everyone who serves in the federal government to hold themselves to the highest ethical and moral standards. So do the American people. And as President, I intend to make sure our public servants live up to those standards every day."

...Two months later it's a distraction and a phony.

Can someone please explain this discrepancy? Leosnana? Lily? Sonic? Anyone?

And can someone please name those who were held accountable?

Thanks so much.

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