Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1534999 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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#966179 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The Muslim Brotherhood burned down Christian schools with children still in them. Christians are now being persecuted everywhere in the Middle East.
Just wanted to remind you.
Its only fair, since y'all claim this is a Christian nation and this nation has been at war with Islam its easy to understand why they would consider this an extension of the Crusades. There's actually some literature about that.

Why don't all you Christians go over there and duke it out for the last time so the rest of us sane people can go about our business.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966180 Aug 18, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Inciting violence and disrespect of the President? Is that what rodeo clowns do? Oh right, your friend glen beck said you are al rodeo clowns. First time he told the truth in his Ficken life
Glenn Beck responded to the controversy on radio Monday, excoriating the national figures who unequivocally condemned the clown, saying the president is not God or Mohammed and that Americans are allowed to mock him.

“Stop treating [President Obama] like God,” Beck declared.“I apologize to those on the left, to assume that you would treat God with any respect…Stop treating him like he’s the prophet Mohammed.”

He suggested the lawmakers who can’t tolerate the mockery pick up a copy of the United States Constitution.

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#966181 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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On a favorite subject:
A TIME magazine reporter set off a Twitter spat on Saturday when he controversially suggested that WikkiLeaks founder Julian Assange be killed in a drone strike.
Michael Grunwald was pressured into deleting the offending tweet after it was greeeted with hostility online - particularly by Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian - who broke the story of NSA whistle-blower Edward Norton.
Indeed, TIME magazine distanced themselves from the tweet saying,'Michael Grunwald posted an offensive tweet from his personal Twitter account that is no way representative of TME's views'.
Grunwald has written extensively about his support for the United States strategy of killing terrorists using unmanned military drones.
Writing on Twitter on Friday, Grunwald said he 'can't wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out' Assange, who is an Australian citizen.
Julian Assange is currently in hiding at the Ecuadorian embassy in London - as he attempts to ward off his own extradition to Sweden where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sexual assault.
Scum.

You saw that Manning sold out in the end right?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966182 Aug 18, 2013
What if Republicans had passed Bushcare and the IRS had access to your medical records?

Tenzing, Lily, sonic, LCN?

Think about it before responding.

What if the IRS were making your medical decisions under a Bush administration and a strictly partisan passed republican Bushcare?

Pretend it's even the same 2000+ page legislation.

Would you still support it?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#966183 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Top-ranked universities will accept few, if any, credits from community colleges.
"Community colleges are hot, even among those students who expect to go on to get a bachelor's at a four-year college. The regents of the University of California report that 30 percent of UC graduates attended a community college before transferring to the UC. And among all those earning a bachelor's degree in Virginia, a third began at, or supplemented their education with classes from, a Virginia community college.

We were eager to find out a little more about how to make the transition from a community college to a four-year college, so we invited guest blogger Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia's community colleges and himself a graduate of a community college, to offer a 10-step plan for making the leap. Here's what he had to say:

High-quality and affordably priced classes are persuading more students to begin their quest for a bachelor's degree at a community college. In Virginia, our community colleges have guaranteed transfer agreements with dozens of public and private universities." http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/profess...

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#966184 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Trying to paint a good face on it doesn't change every graph on the Treasury Department website. A picture - and a graph - is worth a thousand words.
Wow, maybe you need to read some of the words around the pretty pictures (since clearly you can't read a graph) like these for instance:

"Some analysts have asserted that the following factors have been impediments to growth:

1. Regulations. Have increased regulations or regulatory uncertainty been a major factor in holding back growth?

2. Taxes. Is a high tax burden - or fears of future tax burdens - impeding growth?

3. Government. Is government so large that it is getting in the way of private sector-led growth?

But the facts do not support these assertions."

That's slide 6, subsequent slides offer supporting data.

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-...

Wow, floored by your own source!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966185 Aug 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Ya mean the blacks the GOP is using as tools to try to show that they're not really racist?
or are we talking about the blacks in the democrat party who are used as tools to prove they are still the racist party of "Keep the black man down"? no wonder blacks in Chicago are leaving for the south.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#966186 Aug 18, 2013
Patriot wrote:
Footage of Crisis Actors Surface from Egypt and Syria Riots
Some interesting video footage has surfaced from the Middle East, showing riot scenarios that are literally being staged like a movie set.
August 18, 2013
There is no telling what is actually taking place in some areas of the Middle East like Egypt and Syria. Even people living within these areas are finding it difficult to understand what is taking place because there is such an elaborate disinformation campaign going on. Not only is the media stirring things up and creating a more hostile environment, but there has also been many indications that many aspects of these events are being staged...
http://intellihub.com/2013/08/18/footage-of-c...
So, I can assume that you're glad too that the Obama Administration is moving cautiously and not recklessly, like Bush 43, in involving the U S militarily in another Middle East conflict.

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#966187 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Trying to paint a good face on it doesn't change every graph on the Treasury Department website. A picture - and a graph - is worth a thousand words.
This glitched when I posted it, wanted to make sure you saw it:

Wow, maybe you need to read some of the words around the pretty pictures (since clearly you can't read a graph) like these for instance:

"Some analysts have asserted that the following factors have been impediments to growth:

1. Regulations. Have increased regulations or regulatory uncertainty been a major factor in holding back growth?

2. Taxes. Is a high tax burden - or fears of future tax burdens - impeding growth?

3. Government. Is government so large that it is getting in the way of private sector-led growth?

But the facts do not support these assertions."

That's slide 6, subsequent slides offer supporting data.

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-...

Wow, floored by your own source!

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#966188 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Haven't been wrong about anything and provided indisputable sources - government websites and liberal media sources - to prove it.
Looking up the number of pages of new government regulations under Obamacare is not hard.
You can lead a horse to water...
What a great punchline!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#966189 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Meanwhile, Obama is changing America and the world in a negative direction.
If you mean in a way unapproved by cons, I'd have to agree!

But then, everyone else benefits.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#966190 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
What if Republicans had passed Bushcare and the IRS had access to your medical records?
Tenzing, Lily, sonic, LCN?
Think about it before responding.
What if the IRS were making your medical decisions under a Bush administration and a strictly partisan passed republican Bushcare?
Pretend it's even the same 2000+ page legislation.
Would you still support it?
Mitt Romney passed Romneycare in Massachusetts without any controversy and great fanfare for finally getting badly needed reform to the state healthcare system.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#966191 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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So are you implying medical transcription requires no skills? Or that anyone can walk off the street and do the job?
You have to be certified with a two-year college program or through an accredited online or correspondence school.
It takes another two years on the job to hone that skill. To work from home with a reputable transcription company, you have to have at least two years experience in a clinic or hospital and pass a fairly stringent test.
Maybe you're implying medical transcriptionists are outsourced by transcription companies outside the USA?
What exactly are you implying if not insulting the profession?
Outsource. Australia will work. So will India.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966192 Aug 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Its only fair, since y'all claim this is a Christian nation and this nation has been at war with Islam its easy to understand why they would consider this an extension of the Crusades. There's actually some literature about that.
Why don't all you Christians go over there and duke it out for the last time so the rest of us sane people can go about our business.
Why don't all of O'bama's moslems just stop the carnage?
Can your religion do this?
Almost lost amid the frenzy of Muslim Brotherhood violence
against Christians last week was this 10-year-old Coptic girl,
shot through the heart while walking home from church.

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/index_files...

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#966193 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Which units are those?
Government loan guarantees are not quite the same as government spending.
Played golf last week at Primm, adjacent to the Ivanpah solar project, which is a major eyesore and environmental disaster.
Votgle, V.C. Summer, and Watts Bar.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#966194 Aug 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>According to Galt, only losers attend community colleges or take online nursing courses.
He's a Lehigh man after all who's worked his way up to working for topix 16 hrs per day 7 days per week. Did you know that he covers three time zones?
Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific.
lol! If you add Hawaii, then you also have to add Alaska too!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#966195 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
What if Republicans had passed Bushcare and the IRS had access to your medical records?
Tenzing, Lily, sonic, LCN?
Think about it before responding.
What if the IRS were making your medical decisions under a Bush administration and a strictly partisan passed republican Bushcare?
Pretend it's even the same 2000+ page legislation.
Would you still support it?
Bush 43 DID try getting passed his own privatization of Social Security and healthcare and Congress , both republicans and democrats ,voted it down because it did not combat waste , fraud, and abuse in the system enough. Obamacare is actually a great improvement over the Bush 43 failed efforts and that's why Obamacare was passed into law and not Bush 43 or Hillary Clinton's earlier healthcare bill. We make progress through trial and error in our form of divided democratic government.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#966196 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Tenzing's response was to my post stating unskilled labor jobs are shrinking which minorities once counted on.
Why would I or anyone think he meant what you said? Why didn't he just say that?
Minorities? Why only minorities son?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#966197 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Hillary would have done a better job.
She knew another version of her own health care reform but with a different name which was rejected by both democrats and republicans shouldn't have come before jobs and the economy as a priority after the bottom fell out.
She wouldn't have dragged corrupt Chicago politicians to D.C. who went about not letting a good crisis go to waste for personal and political gain.
Hillary at least knew the score and would have led the country in our best interests instead of hers.
And the cons would still be there to roadblock her...

... as usual.

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#966198 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You either truly don't get it or don't want to get it.
But you will. Just like people in the UK and Canada who couldn't get treatment in time.
Why won't democrats talk about lowering the costs of health care instead of controlling it - and us?
If you'd been paying attention ACA is supposed to bring down cost, that was its purpose. I don't think it will though overall, premiums may be lower.

Where you're screwed up is ACA doesn't change the fact that providers will still be private, and for the most part, for-profit providers. If you have the money you can get anything done you want with no waiting. Canada recently re-opened its private sector.

You just want the government to pay all your bills.

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