Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1534747 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

#975962 Sep 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Galt uses a slur once again.
Like Moocher Eed, Galt likes to post terminology that is typically considered racist & then pretend its not he case at all.
More proof that many right whiners posting here are racists.
The tales of Uncle Remus are only considered racist by book-burners like you, who also object to Huck Finn.

Br'er Rabbit and the Tar Baby is a perfect analogy for Obama and Syria.

So, GFY, you ignoramus.

New York, NY

#975963 Sep 4, 2013
[In 2008 Obama] pledged that his administration would represent a clean break with the criminal policies of the Bush administration. Nearly four years later, the US military is at war in more countries than under Bush, Guantanamo and its military trials, along with torture, continue, and the police-state measures imposed in the wake of September 11, 2001, have been substantially expanded....

[U]niformed troops are being replaced by a new army in civilian clothes. A massive, fortress-like American embassy in Baghdad has been erected in a walled compound of 104 acres — larger than the Vatican — with two similar facilities having been opened as consulates in the southern oil center of Basra and the Kurdish capital of Arbil in the north.

Operating out of these American fortresses will be up to 17,000 personnel. They will include 5,500 armed military contractors. The CIA will maintain its largest station anywhere in the world, and, according to reports, commandos of the Pentagon's Joint Special Operations Command will covertly continue their presence, out of uniform....

As troops are pulled out of Iraq, deployments are being beefed up in the surrounding region, above all just across the border in Kuwait, where some 25,000 US military personnel are currently stationed and negotiations are underway to augment their numbers.

Tens of thousands more soldiers, sailors and Marines are deployed in the Persian Gulf and the other monarchical Gulf states — Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia — which comprise the bastion of Middle East reaction known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Washington is attempting to turn the GCC into an extension of NATO as the US and its Western allies steadily escalate military threats against Iran....

The US withdrawal from Iraq does not represent a turn away from militarism. Rather, it is part of the tactical preparations for far more devastating wars to come. The explosive development of US militarism, which gave rise to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is driven by the decline of American capitalism and the crisis of the world capitalist system, which have deepened immensely over the past decade.

For the third time in a century, the threat of world war is emerging ever more palpably from the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Ignorance, self-delusion, free-floating disregard for the facts and an unswerving belief in its own infallibility: such are the hallmarks of today's America. People don't understand what their government is up to because they don't understand how government works and because the media isn't giving them any clues.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#975964 Sep 4, 2013
Adam 36 wrote:
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Sorry Try This..

Good find!

No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#975965 Sep 4, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Do please explain why there is a comma between comedy and by? Why is none used between up and Yeahoo? Which authority converted the ellipses consist of two dots and when? Talk about a no-good Birfertic...
leosANUS is the type of a plantation dolt that one could use as a blueprint to build the perfect idiot. leosANUS, a black-and-white dolt always working on color-coded problems..

Like a six-pack of buds... still lacking the plastic thingy to hold it all together you idiot...

It's the culture...

Indianapolis, IN

#975966 Sep 4, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Link to FrontPageMag__Carol's favorite new right wing slophole.
Gangster Trumka.
Should mention that the guy looks like Larry Csonka.
she must have missed this.

Down with the Birthers

....With equal plausibility, one might suggest that 48 years ago, a group of Islamists conspired to take over America by making Barack Obama president. Having the incredible foresight in the 1960s too see that a black man would be the obvious choice for president of the United States in 2008, their strategy would be to hide his foreign and Muslim identity by having his parents name him Barack Hussein Obama. Somehow, they knew this child would be smart and talented enough to get into elite colleges and become the first black editor of the Harvard Law Review. The men behind this clever movement to take over America wisely encouraged a young Barack to take drugs in his youth and then to later write about his drug-taking days in a memoir because, presciently, they understood that writing about one’s drug-taking past is usually a successful presidential strategy.

That’s not all. Instead of having Obama be born in America, his mother’s native country, as most people trying to conduct a successful take over plot of America would do, they had Obama be born in Kenya. But in order to deceive the American people that Obama was an actual American citizen 47 years later, the men behind this plot made sure local Hawaiian newspapers published notices of Obama’s birth. The secret cabal behind Obama was also able to fool, evidently, the state of Hawaii.

One might go on and ask why someone who supposedly is a secret radical Islamist, determined to create a Sharia state in America, would add troops to Afghanistan to fight radical Islamists there; launch predator drone attacks against Islamist terrorists in Pakistan; and keep the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facilities open despite his campaign pledge to shut down the facility?

Cape Canaveral, FL

#975967 Sep 4, 2013
flack wrote:
12,900 years ago marks the beginning of the Younger Dryas period, when there was a rapid climate change to a colder, dryer climate. Researchers have now linked that climate shift with an impact in Quebec of an asteroid or comet. The event wiped out many large mammals and may have forced humans to begin growing their own food rather than relying on hunting big game.
As opposed to the "older dry ass" period when people discovered that soft grasses, fish, fowl and small mammals were much tastier and far easier to digest.

Kinda like the first buffet line.

Also__Super Walmarts currently feature between 4 and 8 self pay stations depending on location. Walmart and NCR have plans to improve the technology and install an additional 14,000 stations at select stores during 2014.

BTW meat is at the top of the list of items pilfered at those stations followed by the usual easy to sell products, coffee, batteries, motor oil, pet food, haircare products, and of course Zyrtec.

Finally, you wimped out when Galt stated that Walmarts are located in low income neighborhoods. That's not true__and never was. Shame on you for letting that slide.

John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975968 Sep 4, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Yeas on Syria resolution in Foreign Relations Cmte: McCain, Flake, Corker, Menendez, Boxer, Cardin, Shaheen, Coons, Durbin & King
Noes on Senate Foreign Relations Cmte Syria resolution: Paul, Barrasso, Johnson (WI), Rubio, Risch, Murphy & Udall (NM).
Republicans 5-3 against war.

DemoKKKrats 7-2 in favor of war.

Denver, CO

#975969 Sep 4, 2013
On The Eve of Destruction

The Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 Are Speaking -

The Spirit and the bride say,“Come.” Let anyone who hears this say,“Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from The Water of Life .” vs. 17

Only The One Who Made All Things To Begin With Can and Will Do This - . The LORD knows we need it:

"Everyone who confesses the name of the LORD Must turn away from wickedness." last half of vs. 19

"Come out of her (Babylon/Wickedness), My people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues.”

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#975970 Sep 4, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Something interesting I learned about Israel watching House Hunters International. A young woman was looking for an apartment and apparently many housing units have bomb shelter type closets built into them. She acted like the ones she looked at who had them were a nice and a convenient feature. Hard to believe.
I would find it disconcerting to have my life filed with Gas Masks and Safe-Rooms at every turn.

It's still disconcerting to have the Magic Negro spying on all of my communications and movements, too, though.


Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#975971 Sep 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The tales of Uncle Remus are only considered racist by book-burners like you, who also object to Huck Finn.
Br'er Rabbit and the Tar Baby is a perfect analogy for Obama and Syria.
So, GFY, you ignoramus.
Have two very old addition of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. I've read them more times than I can count. Along with Treasure Island and the others.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#975972 Sep 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Galt uses a slur once again.
Like Moocher Eed, Galt likes to post terminology that is typically considered racist & then pretend its not he case at all.
More proof that many right whiners posting here are racists.
"real dumb"
"John Galt" is honest, he calls a spade a spade.

Indianapolis, IN

#975973 Sep 4, 2013
MoveOn Plans To Launch ‘Major Effort’ Against Use Of Force In Syria

i see all the faux conservative liberals are here.

and WOW....not so much.

New York, NY

#975974 Sep 4, 2013
A Brief History of Russia and the West The Background
Everyone, since geopolitics was invented, has always known that Eurasia is the key to global supremacy. For that reason, Russia has been under attack by the West every time the West could get it together to launch an attack. Napoleon had his try, and the Germans had a go in World War I, having been manipulated in the context of Britain's balance of powers strategy. Then in World War II the Germans attacked again, having been re-armed by Western financiers. A strong, healthy Russia, even if geopolitically benign, is an obstacle to any power who seeks hegemony in global affairs.

The Cold War, an invention of the West, embodied two primary objectives. First and foremost, it provided an excuse for interventions all over the globe on the part of the US — ostensibly 'protecting the free world from Communism'— while in fact exploiting the hell out of what were deemed to be 'underdeveloped' nations. Secondarily, the Cold War amounted to a long-term attempt to destabilize the Soviet Union, which finally succeeded in 1990. The Cold War was perhaps the most successful of the historical series of attacks on Russia.

Once the Soviet Union had been destabilized, Yeltsin, a tool of the West, continued the attack on the Russian Republic itself, selling off its assets to cronies, while leaving Russia's infrastructures to rot. But lo, there arose in the East a great leader, along with surging oil prices, and Putin managed to turn Russia back into a contending superpower. The tide had turned. The Bear had awoken and found its courage. The old Grand Chess Game was again afoot.

The next Western attack, following that of Yeltsin, came in the form of CIA-managed 'colored revolutions', in the Ukraine, Georgia, et al. Russia has itself to blame for the ill will toward Russia that lingered in these places, but in reality that old history is not relevant in these political events. That ill will was exploited successfully by the US, but in fact these nations would fare much better in close cooperation with Russia than as client states of the West.

I don't want to romanticize Russia, not at all. But one must recognize certain things about Russian imperialism as contrasted to Western imperialism. Western imperialism — driven by banking elites — has economic exploitation as its primary objective. Russian imperialism — driven by national interests — has national security as its primary objective. While Western colonies, a.k.a. client states, are always poorer than the West, the Eastern European satellite nations typically had a higher standard of living than Russia itself during the Soviet era. Russia was more concerned with having a stable buffer against the West, than it was with robbing the satellites of their assets.

This is why I say that the nations surrounding Russia, now that they have gained their independence from Russian bureaucratic methods, would be better off economically by integrating themselves as peers into the Russian sphere of influence. Unfortunately, Russia is pathetic with propaganda, and with population management, as compared to the West, so they resorted to dictatorial methods in the Soviet era — and hence all the residual ill will that currently beclouds sound economic thinking. Any client state of the West is destined for economic exploitation, typically by means of enriching a local elite and keeping it in power as long as it plays ball with the international bankers — and suppresses its own people.


New York, NY

#975975 Sep 4, 2013
A Brief History of Russia and the West The Current Situation
Russia has turned the tide re/colored-revolutions, and is enticing back to the fold many of its neighbors by offering them favorable and profitable economic deals — not by installing suppressive client regimes. Russia has also out-foxed the US-UK oil cartel in the Caspian region and elsewhere. Russia, in concert with China, is beginning to eclipse the US-EU Axis in many areas, including manufacturing, control over energy supplies, productive economic activity, and monetary reserves. Only in military capability does the US continue to hold a #1 rating, and the actual military advantage slips day by day away from the Pentagon, as Russia and China develop their 'asymmetric' counter-measures.

This is the context in which US-NATO trained, armed, and encouraged Georgia to launch its brutal and illegal attack on South Ossetia, intentionally killing Russian citizens and peace-keepers, and intentionally targeting civilians generally. Nearly all of the casualties in the overall conflict were inflicted by Georgian forces at the outset of hostilities. The US and UK media refer to the total number of casualties, and imply that Russia is to blame for them. Such is the nature of our so-called 'free press'.

Clearly the US & NATO had no intention of backing up the Georgian forces, although Saakashvili was most likely led to believe otherwise. It's always dangerous to go with a 'green light to attack' from America. Saddam fell into that trap and got the Gulf War for his reward. And way back in the 1956 Hungarian uprising, the Voice of America had promised the rebels that America would come to their aid, and then they were left out to dry, cannon fodder for Cold War propaganda. The Kurds have been similarly betrayed on several occasions. The Native Americans had a phrase about the Yankees, "White Man speak with forked tongue".

Russia could not possibly have responded other than she did, on humanitarian grounds alone, along with national pride, and backed up by current international law & practice. And given the current geopolitical situation, Russia was probably looking for an opportunity to demonstrate her new-found assertiveness on the world stage. So the whole scenario was totally predictable by Washington, and the outcomes are exactly what the US wanted. Hence the one-sided spin in the media. The whole point of the operation was to demonize Russia and to reinstate the Cold War regime, an objective the US has been building up to for some time.

Honolulu, HI

#975976 Sep 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Galt apologizes for the world for forcing Obama to be a dumbass.
lol! Now I know where Temeula is! I'm tracking a vehicle through your neck of the outhouse!

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#975977 Sep 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The tales of Uncle Remus are only considered racist by book-burners like you, who also object to Huck Finn.
Br'er Rabbit and the Tar Baby is a perfect analogy for Obama and Syria.
So, GFY, you ignoramus.
It's not a damned thing like "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Chandler's original used the term N'r tarbaby...I suppose those things went over much better in the antebellum South. You no doubt found Django to be racist and pornographic?

New York, NY

#975978 Sep 4, 2013
What's To Come
This leads us to considering two possible future scenarios: armageddon and regionalism. In the armageddon scenario — the stuff of Cheney's dreams — we finally have World War III, a nuclear exchange, and the winner takes all, if a winner remains standing. In the context of that scenario, the Georgian exercise would be meant to harden the lines, and to prepare populations to understand the 'why' of conflicts to come.

In the regionalism scenario, which I explored in The Post-Bush Regime, a Prognosis, the motivation for the Georgian exercise would be more along the lines of 1984, the creation of an enemy persona, an essential character in propaganda drama — "The Wicked Witch of the East unleashes her winged monkeys on the 'innocent' Georgians" — that sort of thing.

In support of the armageddon scenario we have reports of a US-NATO naval armada converging on Iran, with the intention of a full blockade. Russian military ships would challenge such a blockade, and off we go into armageddon land.

In support of the regionalism scenario we have reports of a collapsing dollar, and of the Amero coming to the rescue, along with the North American Union. A circling of the wagons into regional self-sufficiency, and most likely a post-capitalist, neo-feudal, world system.

Which will it be? Your guess is as good as mine.

On the other hand, by means of grass-roots intervention, a whole new scenario could be introduced. Only time will tell.


Honolulu, HI

#975979 Sep 4, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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It's one of those things called a Human Being. They sit on the aisle opposite you robots.
Ah! I was wondering why they kept dumping crap there! Thanks for clarifying!

Scottsbluff, NE

#975980 Sep 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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...90 days is a long time just for punishment for a gas attack.
Smells like all-out war for regime change.
I agree if it is suppose to be a simple "shot across the bow" the timeline doesn't support this claim.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#975981 Sep 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The tales of Uncle Remus are only considered racist by book-burners like you, who also object to Huck Finn.
Br'er Rabbit and the Tar Baby is a perfect analogy for Obama and Syria.
So, GFY, you ignoramus.
The term was hijacked & used as a racial slur. You know this yet chose to use it.

You can claim your intent wasn't racist but you've posted slurs in the past and they are many ays to say what you did without sing the racial sensitive terminology especially in reference to a black person.

You right whiners search for ways to post slurs. I guess you think racism is funny.

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