Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233862 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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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#973266 Aug 30, 2013
bbl

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#973267 Aug 30, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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RINOs are Democrats wearing a RINO costume. I'd have thought a person as intelligent as you would have figured that out by now.
If the Assad government falls, Al Qaeda gets chemical weapons, idiot.
Who here supports Obama's plan to get Americans killed so Al Qaeda can acquire chemical weapons?
Do you support Obama's plan to get Americans killed so Al Qaeda can acquire chemical weapons?
I told you before that I was against intervention in Syria. You asked who supported action in Syria, if you clicked on the article I cited you would have seen a number of REPUBLICANS that were pushing Obama to act without delay.
Why are you pretending that the hawks in the Republican party don't exist?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#973268 Aug 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You're fkn nuts.
Carry on
You shouldn't talk out loud to yourself in public, moron. People begin to question your sanity.... the first time they notice. After watching you for a while, it's no longer a question.

Do you support Obama's plan to get Americans killed helping Al Qaeda acquire the chemical weapons in Syria?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#973269 Aug 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Not all home grown terrorists are Muslims
I didn't see the word Muslim anywhere in the story. Good grief!!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#973270 Aug 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>When Bush left office, Osama Bin Laden was living safely in a large walled villa near Pakistan's equivalent of West Point. Al Qaeda had already spilled out of Afghanistan into Pakistan, North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and of course Iraq.
Speaking of Iraq__Al Qaeda has taken credit for the recent attacks against the Shiite population.
Are you in favor of American intervention into Syria? I say, let Assad kill them all, come what may. There are reports that there are 6000 fighters from other countries in Syria. Let the UN evacuate the Christians and innocent families and let them all just keep killing until it's over. Sounds crazy doesn't it? But I don't see what our dropping bombs will do to help anyone. Do you?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#973271 Aug 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I don't give a damn about some stupid election! I don't give a damn whether it's a republican or democrat president! I am neither!!!! What I do give a damn about is the greatest country ever conceived by man being destroyed by a bunch of progressive traitors!!!! What I give a damn about is the willful destruction of the idea of self reliance by the American people!!!! What I give a damn about is the growing mentality that because you exist you have the right to what other people worked hard for!!!!! I resent the fact that you progressives think you can just march into America and decide what we can eat, drink, drive, where we can smoke or not, and any other progressive idea that takes away the freedoms of the American people!!!!
Nailed it!
What a load, or two...
Yeah we know. You're a progressive communist.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#973272 Aug 30, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Marriage is a right stupid! That was established by the Supreme Court in Loving v Virginia. Marriage is a civil contract that grants rights, benefits and also responsibilities. A clergyman (or woman), may be granted the authority to perform a marriage but not without a license from the civil authority. Same sex couples are citizens just like anyone else and deserve the same right to enter into a civil marriage contract with the partner of their choice. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution states;
All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
You can use "liberal" as a pejorative all you want Carol but Jesus was a liberal who ministered to the poor and the outcasts and chastised those who lived a life of privilege and comfort. I'm a liberal and proud of it and wouldn't be an ignorant bigot like you for all the money in the world.
Then it's a "right" polygamists should marry too.

Are you going to be the one to deny them their rights?

Or any screwball who comes down the pike with their own definition of marriage? Do they have the same right?

Because once you redefine marriage for one group, who's to say no one else wouldn't challenge their right to distort any definition of marriage?

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#973273 Aug 30, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Did I say anything about Obama moran? When you learn to understand what you read maybe then we can have a conversation. Lemming!


You clearly blamed everything on the progressives,(Democrats).

Are you running away from your earlier post?

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#973274 Aug 30, 2013
Continued from above...
Obama has only killed 258,000 Africans, so far, but Still Counting:

Legal Roadblocks for U.S. Famine Relief to Somalia Creating Humanitarian Crisis
January 27, 2010
The unfolding crisis in Somalia illustrates a common dilemma U.S. nonprofits face when trying to conduct humanitarian operations in territory controlled by an organization listed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT). The humanitarian imperative to provide urgently needed food to nearly one million people in an area controlled by al-Shabab, a listed SDGT, conflicts with the “strict liability” standard against supporting terrorists that even has State Department employees fearing sanctions from Treasury. Now the United States government (USG) response to the famine in Somalia is forcing it to confront the same onerous hurdles current national security laws create for nonprofits.

The Crisis in Somalia
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) calls Somalia “one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.” Years of internal strife and widespread drought have left millions of Somalis dependent on food aid every month, and nearly 71 percent of the Somali population suffer from under-nourishment, according to UN reports.

A country without a central government, Somalia has experienced 19 years of continuous internal conflict that has resulted in the deaths of up to one million people and left at least 1.5 million people internally displaced. Its southern provinces are under the control of al-Shabab, a terrorist group whose December 2009 attacks on humanitarian aid agencies and demands for payments forced the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) to suspend food distribution there. Before being forced out, the WFP had planned on feeding nearly 2.8 million Somalis (nearly 40 percent of the entire Somali population). Now at least one million Somalis trapped in areas controlled by al-Shabab are at risk for starvation.

The United States is the largest contributor to the WFP. According to the United States Agency for International Development Assistance (USAID), between February 2007 and March 2008,“over $319 million in assistance was provided by USAID through international and local nongovernmental organizations and United Nations agencies.”

Continued below...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#973275 Aug 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL, talk about a herd....every post of yours is about black people. Take your circus on the road and go and tell the black people how stupid they are and why the Republican party is their only hope in life. Just do it, and get back to us with the report of your progress. You're not convincing anyone on here, besides your herd.
Now now, Swilly!! You're just mad because your hero baruck had his most embarrassing day ever at the helm yesterday. Take two bananas from petty cash, scratch your hubby's fuzzy head, and kick him in the can and send him out into the cotton fields. Abusing him might make you feel better...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#973276 Aug 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL, talk about a herd....every post of yours is about black people. Take your circus on the road and go and tell the black people how stupid they are and why the Republican party is their only hope in life. Just do it, and get back to us with the report of your progress. You're not convincing anyone on here, besides your herd.
Oh, Lily, every post of mine is not about black people.

No one but you has called black people stupid.

You just want them to stay poor, uneducated and dependent.

That's what's stupid.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#973277 Aug 30, 2013
Continu3eed from above...

Obama has only killed 258,000 Africans, so far, but Still Counting:

The Legal Dilemma
With nearly three million people at risk of starvation in Somalia, the urgent need for foreign aid is apparent. However, at least $50 million worth of American aid to Somalia, through USAID and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is being held up in part because of State Department concerns about facing prosecution from Treasury for inadvertent capture or use of humanitarian aid by al-Shabab. Russell Brooks, a spokesman at the State Department, said, "It is true that some humanitarian funding was placed on hold, pending resolution of the OFAC (Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control) issue." According to an August 2009 report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),“the delay in reaching a decision on humanitarian funding for Somalia by the US government is already impacting many agencies and their programmes, creating a planning challenge.”
Current law prohibits any contact with a listed terrorist group, regardless of intent, making distribution of food to hungry people living in regions controlled by such groups nearly impossible. The humanitarian exemption to the prohibition against providing material support to terrorists only extends to medicine and religious materials.

Interaction with a listed group, however, is sometimes unavoidable. During Sri Lanka’s civil war, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)“established an extensive network of checkpoints” restricting who entered or left their territory. After the 2004 tsunami left hundreds of thousand on the island in need, humanitarian groups found it nearly impossible to deliver aid to the refugees without some contact with the LTTE.
In Somalia al-Shabab has reportedly made matters worse by requiring nonprofits to pay monthly "security" fees as part of permission to operate in areas they control. Peter Smerdon, a spokesman for WFP, said,“in November, Shabab gave us a list of 11 conditions for aid agencies to meet, including removing women from jobs in aid work. They also made a demand for payment of $20,000 over six months for security.” The New York Times reported that “United Nations officials say they have no choice but to work with local Shabab commanders to distribute critically needed aid, like 110-pound bags of sorghum, tins of vegetable oil, plastic sheeting and medical supplies, in Shabab-controlled areas.”

The dilemma this creates in a humanitarian crisis is so severe that in the fall of 2009, according to the New York Times, the State Department sought “confirmation that OFAC (Treasury) will not seek enforcement action against United States government employees, grantees and contractors” if,“accidental, unintentional or incidental benefits” goes to al-Shabab. Treasury responded by saying any transactions with al-Shabab “were prohibited, but that it would not prosecute American aid officials if they acted in 'good faith.'”

Fear of incidental benefits to some members of listed groups should not prevent the delivery of vital aid to those in need. For instance, if lives are saved because a U.S. nonprofit digs a well for a Somali village, the fact that one al- Shabab member gets a drink of water should not deny this critical resource to the entire village. To do otherwise is to impose collective punishment on the victims, a clear violation of human rights standards.

Continued below...

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#973278 Aug 30, 2013
Continued from above...

More Barriers to Aid
The UN is apparently also grappling with the problem, and has drafted its own set of conditions for contractors delivering aid. In late 2009 the UN and U.S. were at an impasse over what the language should be, but no agreement was reached after the U.S. did not respond to the UN's proposed substitute.
The Charity and Security Network has also learned that USAID began drafting new conditions to apply to grants from OFDA to nonprofit grantees in the fall of 2009, and further changes are expected in February. USAID has not responded to our request for a copy of the new conditions. However, they are said to include enhanced due diligence practices to avoid benefitting al-Shabab and an agreement to report any incidental benefit to USAID.
Since such inadvertent or incidental benefits could result in criminal prosecution of the nonprofit, this condition puts nonprofits in an untenable position. However, if Treasury's extended its reported new policy not to prosecute government officials who act in “good faith” while operating in areas controlled by a SDGT to nonprofits, the reporting requirement for incidental benefit would be more sensible and the humanitarian imperative could be better met. Instead, nonprofits are now apparently forced to choose between signing objectionable agreements in order to continue operations, or close down vital operations.
Additionally, politically charged agreements between relief groups and the U.S. government would undermine the fragile neutrality humanitarian aid groups have in Somalia. The U.S. government is viewed unfavorably by many in Somalia, and anything that weakened the wall of political impartiality between aid groups and the USG will only increase Somali suspicion toward aid groups and make the environment more precarious for relief workers.
It is unknown if any formal agreements have been finalized between the different agencies. The discussions surrounding these issues are taking place behind closed doors, with limited involvement from nonprofits. This lack of transparency prevents U.S. nonprofits from contributing their expertise and experience to the discussion. U.S. nonprofits share the same concerns about aid inadvertently falling into the hands of terrorists and are dedicated to the mission of saving lives.
http://www.charityandsecurity.org/analysis/Le...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#973279 Aug 30, 2013
It's Friday. It's a double-point Friday, Monday being a holiday. Time for the White House to make some statement they want to be buried in the old news by the time everyone comes back from the holiday and looks at the news again.

What ludicrous statement does everyone here think will come out of the White House today?

The Democrats put a muzzle on Joe Biden so he doesn't embarrass them and blow the plan to help Al Qaeda get their hands on chemical weapons.

What idiotic thing will the White House say today?

Does anyone think Vallerie Jarrett will start a war against Syria?

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#973280 Aug 30, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> They don't belong in any of those either, lemming!!!
The Federal government should not be involved in taxes?

How should the IRS handle married couples?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#973281 Aug 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I don't give a damn about some stupid election! I don't give a damn whether it's a republican or democrat president! I am neither!!!! What I do give a damn about is the greatest country ever conceived by man being destroyed by a bunch of progressive traitors!!!! What I give a damn about is the willful destruction of the idea of self reliance by the American people!!!! What I give a damn about is the growing mentality that because you exist you have the right to what other people worked hard for!!!!! I resent the fact that you progressives think you can just march into America and decide what we can eat, drink, drive, where we can smoke or not, and any other progressive idea that takes away the freedoms of the American people!!!!
Nailed it!
What a load, or two...
Lily is the type that thinks cocaine dealers should get a free pass but pill poppers should get put to death.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#973282 Aug 30, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah we know. You're a progressive communist.
"progressive communist" is an oxymoron.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#973283 Aug 30, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Obama promised $4.00 gas, enjoy Liberals!
lol! You really are brain dead!
State The Obvious

Waynesboro, MS

#973284 Aug 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you in favor of American intervention into Syria? I say, let Assad kill them all, come what may. There are reports that there are 6000 fighters from other countries in Syria. Let the UN evacuate the Christians and innocent families and let them all just keep killing until it's over. Sounds crazy doesn't it? But I don't see what our dropping bombs will do to help anyone. Do you?
Israel, Israel, Israel...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#973285 Aug 30, 2013
Emoron wrote:
<quoted text>
I told you before that I was against intervention in Syria. You asked who supported action in Syria, if you clicked on the article I cited you would have seen a number of REPUBLICANS that were pushing Obama to act without delay.
Why are you pretending that the hawks in the Republican party don't exist?
Again, RINOs are Democrats wearing a RINO costume. I would have thought a person as intelligent as you would have figured that out by now.
McCain said US Armed Forces should be fighting side-by-side with Al Qaeda.
Does that tell you anything about RINOs?

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