Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#966166 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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So, you don't understand the function of a rodeo clown and all you can do is engage in profanity, typical of you people.
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

“Often imitated”

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#966167 Aug 18, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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He's a Ficken Moran
You rightwingers are such an uncouth lot
Yes folks, this idiot expects sophistication from a person who makes their living getting pummeled by 1 ton bulls.

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#966168 Aug 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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war against women.
I don't know about that. Maybe war against woman.

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#966170 Aug 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Construction estimators, surveying, soil testing are all good paying and useful careers__Auto-CAD, CD ROM__I'm pretty sure I could fill up two-three pages of topix with examples.
You're showing your age old timer__go find a fkn clue.
"How to Become a Construction Estimator: Step-by-Step Career Guide

Step 1: Earn a Bachelor's Degree
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employers of construction estimators tend to prefer applicants with relevant bachelor's degrees, such as in construction management ( www.bls.gov )."

Nothing but air, realtime

<here's where realtime says his beloved government is full of sht>

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#966171 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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By the way, Auto-CAD is a low-level system not widely used by major firms and "CD ROM" has nothing to do with a career.
So, WTF are you talking about, you senile old fool?
"cd rom". LOL. He's attacking your age, so let's discuss cd rom? Any major software developed today does not fit on "cd rom"...DVDs are used. Very few people buy music on "cd rom". Why buy the cow when you can have the milk for $1.29

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#966172 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?
I think the bull needs sensitivity training.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966173 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
If any clown wore a Bush mask, you'd be rooting for the bull.

So I'm not buyin' your indignation and "inciting violence" which IS bull.

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#966174 Aug 18, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Yes folks, this idiot expects sophistication from a person who makes their living getting pummeled by 1 ton bulls.
Better description...trying to avoid getting pummeled by 1 1 ton bull (and saving the lives of bull riders)

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#966175 Aug 18, 2013

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966176 Aug 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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...
How else would you put a mask of O'bama on? as a white face. So stupid. He is a black man. A civil society is not what you or O'bama is about. You can't find enough whipped up lies about racism. But I give you idiots a blue star for trying.

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#966177 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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No, it sounds like all black republicans educating other blacks who still don't get race is a political tool used by democrats.
And used by "useful idiots".
Ya mean the blacks the GOP is using as tools to try to show that they're not really racist?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966178 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
Where was the violence and you have to gain respect to be disrespected. O'bama is a clown. A black clown.

Since: Dec 12

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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.

Since: Dec 12

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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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