Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1480884 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

#971135 Aug 27, 2013
SUCK IT UP OBAMA SMOKERS wrote:
Smokers could face sticker shock when shopping for individual or small-group health insurance in the new state health marketplaces scheduled to open this fall, due to a controversial clause in the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, that allows insurers to penalize smokers by continuing to charge higher rates to tobacco users.
President Barack Obama's landmark health insurance reform legislation ends decades of advantageous underwriting practices by barring insurers from, among other things, limiting lifetime benefits and denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
But the law widely known as Obamacare also aims to discourage tobacco use, the nation's largest preventable health hazard, which kills some 443,000 Americans each year at an annual cost to the nation of $193 billion in medical care and lost productivity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
How do you combat tobacco use without discriminating against smokers? The ACA attempts this balancing act by allowing insurers to continue their practice of charging tobacco users a so-called "smoker surcharge" but limiting it to 50 percent above the rates they charge nontobacco users, beginning in 2014.http://finance.yahoo.com/ news/obamacare-penalty-kicks-s mokers-ash-100000795.html
Will overeaters have to pay a surcharge? How about heavy drinkers or alcoholics? Drug users and addicts? Junk food addicts?

These bad choices are preventable and costly health care hazards.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is among the most widespread and costly health problems facing our nation today and can be prevented through a healthy diet, limiting saturated fats, exercise, limiting alcohol and, of course, not smoking.

But controlling our personal decisions and punishing our bad habits has to happen gradually. Boozers are probably next.

Be prepared for "no drinking allowed" and "drinking free area".

Ironically, marijuana smokers will be toking their brains out everywhere we go in more states than just Colorado and Washington eventually and will still get cheaper insurance.

Basically, nonsmokers can drink like a fish, eat like a pig and use drugs until their heart's content and not pay more for insurance coverage.

So eat up...down the hatch...pass the joint and snort another line.

(Political correctness always manages to get itself stuck between a rock and a hard place.)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#971136 Aug 27, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
We all should be concerned when an entertainer dupes millions with lies and these people use this false information to vote. We should be concerned when Right Whiner legislators worry more about what Rush will say about them instead of worrying about what is best for our country.
Limbaugh, Beck, Norquist. All unelected people legislators try to please instead of doing what is needed.
Limbaugh loves gridlock. He believes in obstructionism.
If Rush had its way, nothing in Congress would happen unless a party controlled the House & had a super majority in the Senate.
He believes in my way or no way. No compromise.
And you freakin bozos believe him.
Gotta love a radio talk show guy who scares the idiot Obama.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#971137 Aug 27, 2013
Odumbo is about to make the biggest mistake of his Presidency. Jumping into Syria will EASILY allow Repubs to take back the Senate and maintain the House in the midterms. You can then say "bye bye" to odumbocare....:-)

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#971138 Aug 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
ok Bush apologists, this should be the last word on the subject.
Syria is suspected of having one of the most advanced chemical warfare (CW) capabilities in the Middle East. The country's initial CW capability was provided by Egypt prior to the October 1973 war against Israel. Since then, Syria appears to have acquired an indigenous capability to develop and produce chemical weapons agents, including mustard gas and sarin, and possibly also VX nerve agent. Chemical weapons agents have allegedly been produced since the 1980s at facilities located near the Hama, Homs, and Al-Safira villages in the Aleppo region. However, Syria remains dependent on foreign sources for some dual-use equipment, and for the precursor chemicals critical to CW agent production. In recent years, Iran has been identified as a supplier of technical assistance and facilities for developing and producing CW-related precursors.
http://www.nti.org/country-profiles/syria/
much like the birthers, pretty soon you Bush apologists will be going on about how search engines should be banned from the internet in the name of all things liberal.
since 1974 Assad has kept the peace treaty with Israel. Isn't Israel our only ally in the region to worry about? and yet...O'bama is taking the side of al Qaeda. The very terrorists that bombed us on 9/11. The very same terrorists who burn the flag, kill Americans and scream death to Israel and all Jews--yep that the side O'bama is on.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#971139 Aug 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
For those who claim DemoKKKrats don't want to confiscate firearms:
A pair of Democratic lawmakers are proposing steep new taxes on handguns and ammunition, and tying the revenues to programs aimed at preventing gun violence.
Called the “Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act," the bill sponsored by William Pascrell, D-N.J., and Danny Davis, D-Ill., would nearly double the current 11 percent tax on handguns, while raising the levy on bullets and cartridges from 11 percent to 50 percent.
"This bill represents a major investment in the protection of our children and our communities, and reflects the long-term societal costs of gun and ammunition purchases in our country,” Pascrell said.
The lawmakers say the bill would generate $600 million per year, which would be used to fund law-enforcement and gun violence prevention.
Critics predicted defeat for the measure.
“What the anti-gun interests can’t ban, they want to tax it out of existence,” Alan Gottlieb, chairman for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, told FoxNews.com .“It’s nothing more than confiscatory taxation.
“I doubt this bill will pass, but we will lobby against it if need be,” he added.“This is simply another shot against gun owners in this country.”
The bill would exempt all federal, state and local agencies, including police departments, from paying the tax.
The bill would also increase the transfer tax on all weapons (except antique guns) covered under the National Firearms Act (which excludes most common guns) from $200 to $500 and index to inflation and increase the transfer tax for any other weapon from $5 to $100.
The amendment will be voted upon when the House returns for the new session in the fall.
Davis, who represents a portion of Chicago which has been ravaged by gun violence in recent years, said money raised from the new taxes will go to good use.
"This legislation is a pro-active approach to reducing gun violence by using proven preventive programs which have been starved for funds until now," Davis said. "As part of a comprehensive, multidimensional strategy to reduce gun violence, this legislation closes major loopholes in tax law and lays out an equitable, long term, sustainable strategy to provide the requisite resources.”
Davis pointed proudly to the great successes in preventing gun violence in Chicago as an example of how the money would be spent.
Sounds like it's about taxing to help cover the costs of all the bloodshed and to assist law enforcement, nothing about confiscating firearms.

Besides -'Critics predicted defeat for the measure.'

Next.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#971140 Aug 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
and they wonder why us fiscal conservatives vote for Democrats.[!]
You are preaching to the choir now my friend.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#971141 Aug 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would any smoker tell the truth?
You can smell a smoker a mile away.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#971142 Aug 27, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>A mindless observation sonicmoron - but the view into your tormented mind was worth the read.
It's the culture...
i must insist that you stop reading my mind.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#971143 Aug 27, 2013
In other news, it looks like George Zimmerman is about to recoup $200-300K in legal fees from the taxpayers of Florida for his fraudulent prosecution. Swilly, Realtime etc, why dont you just cut to the chase and send him a check directly?:-)
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#971144 Aug 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
ok Bush apologists, this should be the last word on the subject.
Syria is suspected of having one of the most advanced chemical warfare (CW) capabilities in the Middle East. The country's initial CW capability was provided by Egypt prior to the October 1973 war against Israel. Since then, Syria appears to have acquired an indigenous capability to develop and produce chemical weapons agents, including mustard gas and sarin, and possibly also VX nerve agent. Chemical weapons agents have allegedly been produced since the 1980s at facilities located near the Hama, Homs, and Al-Safira villages in the Aleppo region. However, Syria remains dependent on foreign sources for some dual-use equipment, and for the precursor chemicals critical to CW agent production. In recent years, Iran has been identified as a supplier of technical assistance and facilities for developing and producing CW-related precursors.
http://www.nti.org/country-profiles/syria/
much like the birthers, pretty soon you Bush apologists will be going on about how search engines should be banned from the internet in the name of all things liberal.
The Al-Safirah plant is so well known that dozens of reports can be found on google as well as satellite imagery.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#971145 Aug 27, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>and again why would Turkey back the United States? they are terrorists themselves. Islamist crazed terrorists backing the U.S.? er rather the muzzie lover O'bama.
They are a member of NATO and by treaty must help.
TheIndependentMa jority

Brodhead, KY

#971146 Aug 27, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>No war, if anything a few missile strikes to take out some WMD's, which is what Bush should have done in Iraq, oh wait there were no WMD's in Iraq. My 401K is fine after Bush almost zeroed it out.
See the post above yours Homer-if you can pull your head out of your dollar licking azz long enough anyway.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#971147 Aug 27, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So now, the no government guy Dumbwaiter is calling police to stop & frisk people on the street? Or did you just want to stop those carrying guns? How do they know the gun was "stolen" ? Many black market guns are not stolen but straw purchased. Are you pushing a national data base of gun ownership?
I get it, you want only to stop black people.
The Government Cheese and Non Sentient Welfare Crowd you fool where The Blind Lead you race peddler...

The sad and dangerous part is, there are thousands of "Cheese Thieves" like yourself RealDave pimping, selling out black America at the moment for Money, Power and Votes...

You a grievance predator, you RealDave profiteering in racism and hate...

It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#971148 Aug 27, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Amazing that all of the loons on this thread are pushing the Saddam connection in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary__not to mention that it defies logic.
You want overwhelming evidence?

The fact of Syrian use of chemical weapons should call the conventional wisdom about Iraq into question. The two countries were linked by their ruling Baathist parties and, as neighbors, engaged in trade, both legal and illegal, before the war. In 2006, Georges Sada, a former general of Saddam’s air force, detailed in his book,“Saddam’s Secrets,” how Saddam had secretly moved much of his WMD material to Syria before the U.S.-led invasion under the cover of providing relief to Syrian earthquake victims. Sada’s claim was supported by other sources as well. In 2004, a Syrian defector, Nizar Nayouf claimed that Iraqi WMDs had been hidden at three sites in Syria. Nayouf’s story appeared in the Dutch paper Der Telegraaf and is summarized on WorldThreats.com . Satellite reconnaissance photos from 2010 published in Israel’s Haaretz show Syrian military facilities in the same areas that Nayouf fingered. The same sites were identified in the 2004 book “End Game” by General Thomas McInerney and Paul Vallely as well as another former Iraqi general, Ali Ibrahim al-Tikriti.

http://www.examiner.com/article/syrian-chemic...

This evidence should at least be taken into serious consideration.

So try not to be so stubborn. Or gullible. Whichever.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#971149 Aug 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Gotta love a radio talk show guy who scares the idiot Obama.
Evidently Galt likes the idea that is Congressmen worry more about being on the good side of Limbaugh, Beck & Norquist, rather than on the side of our country.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#971150 Aug 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
and they wonder why us fiscal conservatives vote for Democrats.[!]
A democrat by any other name is still a democRat...
It's the culture...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#971151 Aug 27, 2013
you sell a few copies of a fictional book about Clinton and the next thing you know...

Behold: The ‘Impeachment Store’ That Sells All Things Impeachment

What good is a conservative fever dream if no one can make a buck off it, right?

The people behind WND, perhaps the pre-eminent online purveyor of conservative fever dreams, on Sunday created an “Impeachment Store” section for their website’s online retail “superstore.”

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/201...

those bumpers stickers are going fast. you right wing suckers better get over there and buy your quota.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#971152 Aug 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i must insist that you stop reading my mind.
A life time of free shit is hard to vote against when it's all you know sonicfiller.

It's the culture..
el cid 777

Carbondale, PA

#971153 Aug 27, 2013
Hi! I am not going to speak about religion today.
I am interested in "space aliens"! We are not alone
in the universes! I, also, believe there are an
infinite number of universes, but one God, holding
everything together. Put this web address into
"GOOGLE" search sirian messages with a space in
between those two words and then hit enter....
Enjoy! Love, el cid 777
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#971154 Aug 27, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The Al-Safirah plant is so well known that dozens of reports can be found on google as well as satellite imagery.
though as we can, and as i've pointed out on more than one occasion, carol won't use Google.

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