Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1418458 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

Orlando, FL

#966020 Aug 18, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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He said its a dying art; assuming that technology will replace those jobs. Just like court reporting.
Not going to happen anytime soon. Speech recognition in medical transcription is the norm now but it's far from perfected. In fact, it requires more work, time and focus to correct.

Technology will have to learn how to decipher foreign accents and the many nuances in each physicians' style of dictating. It still requires transcriptionists' experience and knowledge to transcribe.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966021 Aug 18, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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We live in Florida, with the Sunshine Laws
Those laws do not include access to your SSN or tax returns by government contractors.

Since: Dec 12

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#966022 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Why not elect somebody who can bring jobs back by creating incentives for manufacturers, repealing Obamacare and getting government out of the way of the private sector?
The chance to do that came and went. We're now stuck in the same quagmire as we've been in the past four years and it's only going to get worse.
Hopefully, the getting worse part will be the silver lining to end the progressive liberal nonsense once and for all that is poisoning the nation.
What makes you think your party's guy was gonna do any better? For all of y'all's sound and fury about Obama over-regulation, the reality's very different (as usual). Bush's first term saw 14,387 new final rules, 13,049 in Obama's first term.

So 'splain to me how a Republican was gonna do any better?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966023 Aug 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) appeared at a town hall in a local library in East Baton Rouge Parish on Thursday, where he made some news by saying he favored a complete shutdown of the US government over funding Obamacare.
Near the end of the event, Vitter responded to a audience member's criticism of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, with a comment of his own that veered awfully close to Mitt Romney's infamous "47 percent" moment, when he said at a private fundraiser that 47 percent of Americans were Obama-loving government mooches who wouldn't take responsibility for their lives.
Here's what Vitter had to say in response to a questioner's criticism of Obamacare:
The only thing I'd add is, I wish you were right that nobody wants Obamacare; that's not true. And in fact, the other side, who absolutely wants it, most of whom are getting something for nothing, came out in droves for the last election and our side sat at home.
Vitter didn't expand on what he meant by "getting something for nothing"—free health care? Free food? Free Obamaphones?—but the gist was clear enough. By "the other side," he means Obamacare supporters and also those people, most of them Democrats, who voted for President Obama last November. These Obama backers, Vitter seems to say, are mostly deadbeats living off the government.
There's been plenty written about how accusing Democrats of being government leeches, as Romney and now Vitter have, isn't fair or accurate. These kinds of comments also ignore the fact that Republicans rely on the welfare state, too. A recent Bloomberg News analysis found that Romney won 213 of the 254 counties in the United States where the number of food stamp recipients doubled from 2007 to 2011.
In Louisiana alone, 914,196 people receive food stamps. That's 20 percent of the state's population. Does Sen. Vitter think all of those people are Obama-loving government mooches?
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/08/david...
are any democrats having town hall meetings? havent' heard of one!
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#966024 Aug 18, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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We live in Florida, with the Sunshine Laws
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.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#966025 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Unfair taxation in all states, courtesy of the progressive income tax.
hilarious.

so i guess the red states who pay less just figure the progressive income tax of blue states will make up the shortfall from lowering taxes in the red states?

hell, they should campaign on it.

'We're going to lower your taxes so we can screw the Blue states!!' as the crowd cheers!

hilarious.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966026 Aug 18, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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He said its a dying art; assuming that technology will replace those jobs. Just like court reporting.
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?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966027 Aug 18, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh fun with numbers! They'll make her eyes glaze over!
Fun with graphs too!

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

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#966028 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Meanwhile, Obama is changing America and the world in a negative direction.
Define your grief. What 'negative direction' are you talking about? I find it a positive direction to bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and show grave caution before getting us involved too deeply in any other Middle East conflicts like in Syria's civil war and Egypt's political turmoil from its transition from a highly -centralized military dictatorship to a parliamentary-type democratic government.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#966029 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Just like nuclear power, if the Obamabots have their way.
Last week, Federal court ordered the NRC to complete its licensing review for Yucca Mountain.

As usual, your partisanship obscures reality, in '09-'10 Obama put up $30 billion in loan guarantees for new construction.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#966030 Aug 18, 2013
Was Obama rodeo mask just a case of clowning around?

Question: If a black person wears a George W. Bush mask, is he racist? The next logical question answers the first: What if the clown wears a Bush mask at an event attended primarily by blacks and invites the crowd to cheer for the bulls?

This unlikely event would feel offensive for the same reasons the recent clown event did. The Missouri rodeo audience was mostly white and the masked man in the ring was depicting a black man. This changes everything we think about humor, about clowns and about good old-fashioned fun.

Just as N-jokes are no longer funny to almost anyone, placing a black man in the arena like an unarmed gladiator isn’t amusing. As much as we aspire to racial harmony, we have centuries of history to overcome, including the mob-inspired lynching of black men, and this is what so many saw in the clown skit. Memory conquers humor.

....I am the last person who would suggest that irreverence be censored or punished — or that clowns be sensitized. The excessively reverent are far scarier to me than those who would die laughing. Political satire is, in fact, a public service inasmuch as it channels aggression that otherwise might find bloody expression.

But a civil society should find reprehensible even mock violence against a president, especially one who belongs to a minority that was once targeted for state-sanctioned violence.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kathle...
NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#966031 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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But one can identify minorities as the reason for "red states" having high percentages of moochers.
Nice try but, there are more predominate white states ( red states ) that receive more than they pay into. Also in reverse, there are more minority states ( blue states ) that pay more into the system than they receive.

You have no answer as to why people that preach less gov't, are the ones milking it dry but, your ignorance won't allow you to reevaluate your thought process!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966032 Aug 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Good morning. Sorry it took me so long to respond. I'm actually in Chicago at the moment and have little time for the computer. Conservatives are bobble heads who nod approval at anything expressed by FOX or hate talk radio. They are not smart enough to look for the truth nor do they care.
Hey Burka--for the first time in your lying life you will be able to the muzzies in Burkas--since you said you are a world traveler and have never seen one-ROTFLMAO--Burkas are every where in Chicago.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#966033 Aug 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>are any democrats having town hall meetings? havent' heard of one!
why would they? they know Obamacare is here to stay. what's the point in beating a dead horse?

..as i ask a dead horse aficionado. just please try to keep it under a couple thousand words.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

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#966034 Aug 18, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Define your grief. What 'negative direction' are you talking about? I find it a positive direction to bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and show grave caution before getting us involved too deeply in any other Middle East conflicts like in Syria's civil war and Egypt's political turmoil from its transition from a highly -centralized military dictatorship to a parliamentary-type democratic government.
Egypt with the corruption of the O'bama and his administration fell to the terrorist Mo Bro Hood. They need to cut Morsi's head off and put it on a stick. There, that would end the conflict. Get rid of all the Moslem Brother Hood in Egypt. And get them out of our government also. The Moslem Brother Hood has infiltrated the United States Government also. Now for the first time you have democrats saying Michelle Bachman was correct. The world must be coming to an end. Sarah Palin was correct also according to democrats--except to Keith Ellison who is a democrat out of Minnesota who, he, himself is a Mo Bro Hood man.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

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#966035 Aug 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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why would they? they know Obamacare is here to stay. what's the point in beating a dead horse?
..as i ask a dead horse aficionado. just please try to keep it under a couple thousand words.
That's nice you just admitted the democrats are not representing their constituency. Why are they so afraid?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#966036 Aug 18, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Aren't you supposed to be smart? Yet google is too much to wrap that huge brain of yours around?
<sorry Patriot, but that story is way overblown>
"From Robertson County Director of Schools Mike Davis
"The poster entitled “the five pillars of Islam” was a student’s work as part of a WORLD GEOGRAPHY class in which the students did class projects while studying the Asian/Arab countries located in the Middle East.  The teacher covers all regions of the world in the course and the students learn about the culture, economy, climate and religions of each of the countries they study.  The school system is not endorsing any religion of any region and this is simply a student’s project while learning about these Asian/Arab countries.  Someone took a picture of this one poster and has tried to imply that the school is promoting Islam, which is totally false.”
So are you saying the occurrence described in "patriot's" post didn't actually happen? That his sources were sensationalizing a non-event? Sorta like this:

Death of Tenzing wrote:
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A Google News search of Springfield High School returns zero results about such an occurrence, I would check your sources if I were you.
Jews News "It ain't news if it ain't Jews News" sounds pretty dubious and was the basis for the article you linked.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966037 Aug 18, 2013
Major Cairo march called off over safety fear
Protesters allege snipers had been placed along routes of anti-military marches planned for capital.

Good for the Egyptian military-pick the MO BRO HOOD off one terrorist at a time.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#966038 Aug 18, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Look up this word....use bing, google is too complicated
"Hypothetical"
Your "hypothetical" would have been a lot more meaningful if your stock had gone from $5/share to $25/share since that's more in line with what the market has done while he's been President. However, I don't think you would get to blame him for that either, its amazing how much power y'all think he has.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966039 Aug 18, 2013
Moslem Brother Hood terrorist: An American al-Qaeda terrorist has called for more attacks on Western diplomats in the Arab world, praising the killers of the US ambassador to Libya on Sept. 11 last year, a US-based monitoring group said on Sunday.

Western nations shut embassies across the Middle East and North Africa early this month, after a warning of a possible terror attack. Many have reopened, and Britain said its Yemen embassy would open on Sunday after being closed for 12 days.


Adam Gadahn, a registered democrat and a California-born convert to Islam with a $1 million US price on his head, appealed to wealthy Moslems to offer terrorists rewards to kill ambassadors in the region, citing bounty set for killing the US ambassador to Yemen, Washington-based SITE monitoring group said.

"These prizes have a great effect in instilling fear in the hearts of our cowardly enemies," Gadahn said in the 39-minute video recording in Arabic posted on websites used by Islamist terrorists, according to SITE.

"They also encourage hesitant individuals to carry out important and great deeds in the path of Allah," he said, in an English transcript on SITE.

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