Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1274555 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965951 Aug 17, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Ya mean like medical transcription?
Yep, a dying art.
Just like nuclear power, if the Obamabots have their way.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#965952 Aug 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Just like nuclear power, if the Obamabots have their way.
You mean like Fukushima?
LCNlin

United States

#965953 Aug 17, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>it sure wasn't Romney. And Ryan's 'budget' was soundly denounced.
Seems cons don't have a workable solution.
Just political rhetoric....
same old rhetoric.
Visor

Surabaya, Indonesia

#965954 Aug 17, 2013
come come now

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#965955 Aug 17, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>So... does that mean R teat sucklers will pay for the military and will be unable to use roads?
heheeheh!

Romans walked for a thousand years...

or...

I can buy a horse...

I am thrifty...!
Forum

Carlsbad, NM

#965956 Aug 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Morning Joe is the only show with anything close to balance.
Al Sharpton and Melissa Whatshername are complete idiots, so blinded by race that they cannot see.
Chris Hayes is a sweet girl.
Oprah is back.
and a new talk show.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#965957 Aug 17, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>The t-p is a bunch of weak, party hijackers.
Give us your analysis of the Black Panthers?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#965959 Aug 17, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
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.”

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#965960 Aug 17, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Somebody's an idiot, GM stock probably hasn't traded for $5/share since the '30's.
Somebody else is an idiot for sticking up for his girlfriend.
Look up this word....use bing, google is too complicated

"Hypothetical"
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#965961 Aug 17, 2013
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
heheeheh!
Romans walked for a thousand years...
or...
I can buy a horse...
I am thrifty...!
They also had public baths and open sewers
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#965962 Aug 17, 2013
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
Give us your analysis of the Black Panthers?
Bunch of radicals.

Just like the kkk and neo nazis
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#965963 Aug 17, 2013
EXPERT wrote:
<quoted text>
I know you can't fix stupid, but I can at least point it out,
You got it wrong, snack shack, it was because the people with jobs in those counties noticed how many parasites they are having to paying for.
like all the folks in the red states who keep taking more from us who pay then they pay in?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965964 Aug 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
like all the folks in the red states who keep taking more from us who pay then they pay in?
Go to a flat tax or consumption tax instead of a graduated income tax and you would see that ridiculous argument changed significantly.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965965 Aug 17, 2013
LeBron James is the undisputed king of Miami, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that he can order a police escort to beat traffic around the city. Jay Z and Justin Timberlake continued their tour at Sun Life Stadium Friday night, and LeBron got to drive on the wrong side of the road behind a police car to make it in time.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965966 Aug 17, 2013
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi argued late Friday that new hires under ObamaCare could threaten the private information of people trying to get health insurance.

Bondi said that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is making it easier for someone to be hired as a so-called navigator, cutting back on background checks and eliminating a fingerprinting requirement, which could make it easier for a person’s private information to fall into the wrong hands.

“Because of time constraints, HHS [is] cutting back on the requirement to become a navigator, meaning they're not going to be doing background checks. They're not going to be fingerprinting these people,” said Bondi in an interview.

“And it's more than navigators. It's people that assist the navigators. Now, these navigators will have our consumers throughout the country's most personal and private information — tax return information, Social Security information. And our biggest fear, of course, is identity theft.”

A navigator is a federal employee who helps those wanting to get insured navigate the paperwork of the new healthcare system.

“What if they've been convicted of committing identity theft or grand theft before?” asked Bondi.“They could potentially still become a navigator.”

Earlier this week, Bondi and a dozen other Republican state attorneys general sent HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a letter calling her attention to this privacy issue and asking her to implement more stringent privacy requirements and safeguards. They’ve given Sebelius until Aug. 28 to respond.

The letter was organized by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and signed by attorneys general from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.

Bondi said she wants to know who will be in charge of monitoring the navigators, who is going to be liable if someone's identify is stolen, and who is responsible for educating the American public and the navigators on fraud prevention.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-r...
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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#965967 Aug 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Go to a flat tax or consumption tax instead of a graduated income tax and you would see that ridiculous argument changed significantly.
ridiculous?

if it's so ridiculous why suggest a solution?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#965968 Aug 17, 2013
Moochers Against Welfare

First, Atlas shrugged. Then he scratched his head in puzzlement.

Modern Republicans are very, very conservative; you might even (if you were Mitt Romney) say, severely conservative. Political scientists who use Congressional votes to measure such things find that the current G.O.P. majority is the most conservative since 1879, which is as far back as their estimates go.

And what these severe conservatives hate, above all, is reliance on government programs. Rick Santorum declares that President Obama is getting America hooked on “the narcotic of dependency.” Mr. Romney warns that government programs “foster passivity and sloth.” Representative Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, requires that staffers read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” in which heroic capitalists struggle against the “moochers” trying to steal their totally deserved wealth, a struggle the heroes win by withdrawing their productive effort and giving interminable speeches.

Many readers of The Times were, therefore, surprised to learn, from an excellent article published last weekend, that the regions of America most hooked on Mr. Santorum’s narcotic — the regions in which government programs account for the largest share of personal income — are precisely the regions electing those severe conservatives. Wasn’t Red America supposed to be the land of traditional values, where people don’t eat Thai food and don’t rely on handouts?

The article made its case with maps showing the distribution of dependency, but you get the same story from a more formal comparison. Aaron Carroll of Indiana University tells us that in 2010, residents of the 10 states Gallup ranks as “most conservative” received 21.2 percent of their income in government transfers, while the number for the 10 most liberal states was only 17.1 percent.

Now, there’s no mystery about red-state reliance on government programs. These states are relatively poor, which means both that people have fewer sources of income other than safety-net programs and that more of them qualify for “means-tested” programs such as Medicaid.

By the way, the same logic explains why there has been a jump in dependency since 2008. Contrary to what Mr. Santorum and Mr. Romney suggest, Mr. Obama has not radically expanded the safety net. Rather, the dire state of the economy has reduced incomes and made more people eligible for benefits, especially unemployment benefits. Basically, the safety net is the same, but more people are falling into it.

But why do regions that rely on the safety net elect politicians who want to tear it down?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/opinion/kru...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965969 Aug 17, 2013
Forum wrote:
<quoted text>
Oprah is back.
and a new talk show.
Oprah probably needs the work after losing a bundle on her network.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965970 Aug 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
ridiculous?
if it's so ridiculous why suggest a solution?
Because much of what you refer to results from unfair taxation rather than unequal spending.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965971 Aug 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Moochers Against Welfare
First, Atlas shrugged. Then he scratched his head in puzzlement.
Modern Republicans are very, very conservative; you might even (if you were Mitt Romney) say, severely conservative. Political scientists who use Congressional votes to measure such things find that the current G.O.P. majority is the most conservative since 1879, which is as far back as their estimates go.
And what these severe conservatives hate, above all, is reliance on government programs. Rick Santorum declares that President Obama is getting America hooked on “the narcotic of dependency.” Mr. Romney warns that government programs “foster passivity and sloth.” Representative Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, requires that staffers read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” in which heroic capitalists struggle against the “moochers” trying to steal their totally deserved wealth, a struggle the heroes win by withdrawing their productive effort and giving interminable speeches.
Many readers of The Times were, therefore, surprised to learn, from an excellent article published last weekend, that the regions of America most hooked on Mr. Santorum’s narcotic — the regions in which government programs account for the largest share of personal income — are precisely the regions electing those severe conservatives. Wasn’t Red America supposed to be the land of traditional values, where people don’t eat Thai food and don’t rely on handouts?
The article made its case with maps showing the distribution of dependency, but you get the same story from a more formal comparison. Aaron Carroll of Indiana University tells us that in 2010, residents of the 10 states Gallup ranks as “most conservative” received 21.2 percent of their income in government transfers, while the number for the 10 most liberal states was only 17.1 percent.
Now, there’s no mystery about red-state reliance on government programs. These states are relatively poor, which means both that people have fewer sources of income other than safety-net programs and that more of them qualify for “means-tested” programs such as Medicaid.
By the way, the same logic explains why there has been a jump in dependency since 2008. Contrary to what Mr. Santorum and Mr. Romney suggest, Mr. Obama has not radically expanded the safety net. Rather, the dire state of the economy has reduced incomes and made more people eligible for benefits, especially unemployment benefits. Basically, the safety net is the same, but more people are falling into it.
But why do regions that rely on the safety net elect politicians who want to tear it down?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/opinion/kru...
Many of the so-called "red states" also have much higher than average black populations.

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