Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1261580 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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LCN Llin

United States

#956873 Jul 30, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Is that why Sarah Palin placed gun site targets on the campaign poster faces of her political opponents like Gaby Giffords because Palin respected her 'right to disagree'?

Palin tried to talk her way out of this.

Palin may have been the deciding factor in President Obama's victory in 2008

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#956874 Jul 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
What "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Can Teach Us About Don Lemon's Suggestion That Black People Should Pull Up Their Pants and Pick Up Litter
To much condemnation by "Black Twitter" and other social media, CNN's Don Lemon said that black people could improve their lot in life by following his suggestions and guidelines about their personal comportment and behavior.
Given that the context and prompt for his advice was the murder of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, Lemon's suggestions are especially noxious.
As an African-American, Lemon is recycling the politics of "black respectability", what is a very old tradition in black life and social thought. He is dead center in the centuries-long tradition of black political thought.
But, he has no appreciation for its nuances.
Lemon's argument, that black folks should pick up litter, pull up their pants, and stop making babies everywhere out of wedlock, reveals a piss poor understanding of the relationship between life chances, institutional racism, political economy, and race in post civil rights America. Lemon is also factually challenged.
Not all of us are properly trained social scientists. That does not render one mute in speaking about issues of American politics, society, and public/private life.
But, given his national and high-profile position, I would expect a bit more from Don Lemon. Maybe he should read a few books and articles by serious people such as William Julius Wilson, Sudhir Venkatesh, Cathy Cohen, Mary Patillo, John Jackson, Joseph Stiglitz, Michelle Alexander, Elijah Anderson, Mario Small, and others before offering up his half-processed folksy wisdom from the barbershop tailor made for public (white) consumption about black poverty, race, and upward mobility? I dare to dream.
Alas, Don Lemon is part of a long tradition of public scolding by African-Americans against "deviants" in their own community, one which recycles white racism under the guise of "black tough love". History suggests that Don Lemon has much good company in this very profitable public performance: a book is no doubt forthcoming; there will be a speaking tour too.
Don Lemon proudly proclaimed that he is going to be an Uncle Tom. Who am I to interfere with a man's dreams?
http://www.chaunceydevega.com/2013/07/what-it...
The truth always makes a black racist's skin crawl.

We're not surprised.

The Hoodieman's across America need more George Zimmermans.

But more Michael Jordans would suffice.

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

-- Michael Jordan
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#956875 Jul 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
They carry billions in term life, just not on themselves
"“Berkshire purchases life insurance policies from individuals and corporations who would otherwise surrender them for cash. As the new holder of the policies, we pay any premiums that become due and ultimately – when the original holder dies – collect the face value of the policies. The original policyholder is usually in good health when we purchase the policy. Still, the price we pay for it is always well above its cash surrender value.”
— Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway 2004 Annual Report"
Dumbass dave is an idiot.
Bill Gate's has a ton of "whole life" LMAO, you can google this stuff__you and Galt are like dumb and dumber.

Speaking of Dumb & Dumber, the sequel is due out soon.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#956876 Jul 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
caps all the time??
so you're like the wimp who found the internet and became a big man? sure looks like your trying to compensate.
Silly sonic, that's not nuculur.

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#956880 Jul 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
black liberals?
you do know why most black folks are liberals, don't you?
So why don’t blacks vote Republican? The answer is simple. Black people are not crazy. Being not crazy, they understand a simple truth about conservatives: They have never stood with, or up for, black people. Never.
Forget modern controversies like mass incarceration. Social conservatives, then based largely in the Democratic Party of the early to mid 20th century, opposed the Voting Rights Act. They opposed the Civil Rights Act. They opposed school integration. They opposed the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They opposed a law to crack down on lynching.
These are the people for whom African Americans are now supposed to vote? To make the argument is to betray a stunning contempt for the intelligence — and memory — of black voters.
In talking about race, conservatives have all the moral authority of a pimp talking about women’s rights. Granted,“their” blacks might disagree.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/05/2487580...
Not counting that nearly every state that is run by Republicans are trying to take away their right to vote.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956881 Jul 30, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't hold your breath. LCN pretends to be smart by asking what books you've read.
He's probably scouring the Internet looking for a title of a book about the Cold War to tell you he's read it at least two or three times.
And then acts all superior and everything.
I know from experience.
Yeah. He tried that last time. He's an ignorant dupe.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#956882 Jul 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
If he does, it's simply to avoid taxes.
"Wealthy people take out life insurance in order to reduce estate taxes because when you die, your life insurance payout doesn't count as part of your estate."
Stoooopid.

Do you think a wealthy person might take out term life as a way to cover/offset a liability? Do you think that an investor might require such an arrangement?

Thinking comes hard for fks like you doesn't it?

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#956883 Jul 30, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Palin tried to talk her way out of this.
Palin may have been the deciding factor in President Obama's victory in 2008
McCain sealed his defeat with the pick of Pain just as Romney did when he picked Ryan.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956884 Jul 30, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
University of Central Florida is located in your town and offers course for free to those over 60...so when you hit sixty in 15 years you may take advantage
Aren't you late for class? You were going to teach history. Remember?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#956885 Jul 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Bill Gate's has a ton of "whole life" LMAO, you can google this stuff__you and Galt are like dumb and dumber.
Speaking of Dumb & Dumber, the sequel is due out soon.
"Bill Gates owns a ton of permanent Life insurance as well as Donald Trump."

Lol...so, instead of parroting what you read, why don't you tell us exactly how much whole life insursnce he has.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#956886 Jul 30, 2013
Nanny Bloomberg Ban struck down:‘Appeals court rules against NYC soda ban’ puts a smile on my face!!

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#956887 Jul 30, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean, just like you do when say stupid talking point crap?
Hey Dolt, did Bush "abandon" Afghanistan?
We went into Afghanistan to get Bin Laden & then Bush declared him irrelevant, abandoning the effort.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#956888 Jul 30, 2013
Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving secrets to WikiLeaks

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57596093/...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#956889 Jul 30, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
LMAO!! You already admitted you go through a bottle of Glenn Livett a day (and we know indians are drunks anyway). Are you trying to claim you use it as an antiseptic? Maybe anesthesia for meatball surgery on the reservation.....:-)
one bottle a year of what you can't afford to buy.

http://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/the-glen...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956890 Jul 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> McCain sealed his defeat with the pick of Pain just as Romney did when he picked Ryan.
McCain sealed his defeat when he became an obvious liberal.
Constitutionalists never liked him.
Social conservatives never liked him.
He was doomed to lose from the beginning. Everyone knew that. Palin drew more people out than otherwise would have been. Nobody wanted him. How he got the nomination is still a mystery.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#956891 Jul 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Stoooopid.
Do you think a wealthy person might take out term life as a way to cover/offset a liability? Do you think that an investor might require such an arrangement?
Thinking comes hard for fks like you doesn't it?
I know its hard for you to believe, given your knowledge comes from a coors light can, but your heros don't like paying taxes either.

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#956892 Jul 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
They carry billions in term life, just not on themselves
"“Berkshire purchases life insurance policies from individuals and corporations who would otherwise surrender them for cash. As the new holder of the policies, we pay any premiums that become due and ultimately – when the original holder dies – collect the face value of the policies. The original policyholder is usually in good health when we purchase the policy. Still, the price we pay for it is always well above its cash surrender value.”
— Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway 2004 Annual Report"
Dumbass dave is an idiot.
I never said squat about life insurance. Perhaps if Eman spent more time becoming better informed instead of search for other people's things to steal, he wouldn't be the f*cking idiot he is today.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#956893 Jul 30, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>MY EYES ARE BAD FROM BEING A FORMER LIBERAL I used to take in the rear and it made me squint a lot so i need to keep my font in caps so I CAN SEE BETTER OH I FORGOT F U MF A0 feel better now
feel better?

yes, i'm sure that the ability to remember where the caps button is on a day to day basis is a conquest that would be of memorable significance to you.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#956895 Jul 30, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Dang! What an insightful and intelligent post!
The last paragraph especially: "The only reason they are at war with us is we exist. If we didn't exist, they would be at war with whatever other country occupied our place in the world, which is superior to their place, which is the real reason Islam is at war with everything it is in contact with."
Tenzing and most all liberals forget radical Islam is at war with the entire world. What did some of these other countries do besides join the 21st century?
I already pointed this out to stumpy: Other nations that have not interfered with Middle East affairs are not targeted by Islamic extremists. That pretty much nails the above argument.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956897 Jul 30, 2013
I want a Big Gulp.
No. You can't decide for yourself how much soda you can drink.

I want a beer.
No. You're not old enough to be responsible when you drink alcohol.

I want a gun.
No. You are not responsible enough to have a gun.

I want to choose the most powerful person in the world.
Ok.

This does sound like a joke, doesn't it?

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