Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251901 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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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#978266 Sep 8, 2013
British voters against action in Syria 47% no vs. 19% yes

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/mid...

USA - A Pew Research Center poll, also released Tuesday afternoon, found that 48% of adults are against military strikes while 29% say they are in favor

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2...

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#978267 Sep 8, 2013
World Public Opinion Sharply Opposed To Syria Strikes

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/worl...

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#978268 Sep 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Do you ever have an independent thought or is plagiarism just a pastime? Get a life.
You must have meant to respond to your fellow comrade, sonicfilter...

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#978269 Sep 8, 2013
At the G-20, Obama’s Syria Efforts Take a Hit as Putin Gains Support

Read more: http://world.time.com/2013/09/05/at-the-g20-o...

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#978270 Sep 8, 2013
Jeebuss wrote:
Yep.
People don't care. They just wanted a black president. Period.
You're right, they have no one to blame but themselves when taxes skyrocket and the military becomes downsized, leaving us vulnerable to attacks.
They are actually happy that they have put this country in danger.
Yup.

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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#978271 Sep 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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They will still be covered for life. Medicare pays 80% of medical expenses and the supplemental policy (paid by IBM) picks up the other 20%. That, my friend, is "free" medical care.
DAMN...someone tell all the old people...STILL paying co-pays and decutables for every service and product they receive.

You really are a clueless, delusional idiot.

Ignorant beyond belief.

Ignorance like what your propagandizing, OUGHT to be punishable-locked behind bars, for crimes of immorality and stupidity.

Fkn delusional nutcase.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#978273 Sep 8, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Of course that doesn't apply if such was an agreed upon thing, and the mother agreed to assuming total responsibility for everything.
Rare instances of that though no doubt-especially in these days of grubbermint, givverment everything.
The flat earther is arguing that the father shouldn't have a say in abortion until he pays child support or some other illogical thinking.

A baby isn't a baby until it is born.

Sperms is accidental and not associated with a biological entity.

Biological flat eathers.

Since: Sep 08

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#978274 Sep 8, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Good grief this turn to 2/3 of new jobs being part time is so unremarkable that NBC and other publications decided it is concerning.
Your talking points is a denial of reality.


Take a deep breath followed by a nap. Relax. You are losing it.

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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#978277 Sep 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I get it.
You fricken Bush supporters backed a real war based on the idea that Iraq might have WMDs.
And cower under the bed when a nation not only was known to have a mega stock of WMDs but actually used them on his own people.
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The fake 'declassified' video that the 'Oh Suzzanna Rice productions' released today were released over 6 months ago in Egypt. That little girl in the yellow was up running around and shown lying down in three different places. OH my G-d Oh my G-d--another fake muzzie video that the liberals took off the internet. Utube is the now O'bama's news site on 'spes shy el' media for propagating his war.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#978278 Sep 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Wrong.
Medicare is not free, requiring an income-related monthly premium for each person, a premium that increases every year.
Supplementals are not complete coverage, with deductibles and copays required.
The average cost of medical insurance for a couple on Medicare is $500-600 per month.
Lastly, IBM can drop their payment whenever they desire.
I, obviously, know more than you since I am on Medicare. The medicare premium for the majority of retirees over 65 (those with adjustable income under $170,000) is $104.90 a month which is deducted from their social security check. If someone has an adjustable income above $170,000 up to $214,000, they pay $146.90 etc. Not exactly outrageous. Someone with an adjustable rate of income above $214,000 would not be considered "average". IBM has agreed to provide funds to those retirees so they can purchase supplemental insurance which will provide them with 100% coverage. Your crystal ball attempt to see into the future is pure nonsense.

For the record, here is what IBM is actually doing:

https://www.extendhealth.com/documents/ibm%20...

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#978279 Sep 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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As much as you people like to blame everything on "Obamacare", it's not true.
Full time jobs, being replaced with part time jobs started before long before Obama was even elected. It has nothing to do with the Affordable Care Act.
The following are excerpts from a July, 2008 article written as unemployment was on the rise:(Reminder: Bush was President)
"The number of Americans who have seen their full-time jobs chopped to part time because of weak business has swelled to more than 3.7 million — the largest figure since the government began tracking such data more than half a century ago.
The loss of pay has become a primary source of pain for millions of American families, reinforcing the downturn gripping the economy. Paychecks are shrinking just as home prices plunge and gas prices soar, furthering the austerity across the nation...."
"All told, people the government classifies as working part time involuntarily — predominantly those who have lost hours or cannot find full-time work — swelled to 5.3 million last month, a jump of greater than 1 million over the last year.
"Many experts see the swift cutback in hours as a precursor of a more painful chapter to come: broader layoffs. Some struggling companies are holding on to workers and cutting shifts while hoping to ride out hard times. If business does not improve, more extreme measures could follow."
"In decades past, when business soured, companies tended to resort to mass layoffs, hiring people back when better times returned. But as high technology came to permeate American business, companies have grown reluctant to shed workers. Even the lowest-wage positions in retail, fast food, banking or manufacturing require computer skills and a grasp of a company’s systems. Several months of training may be needed to get a new employee up to speed.
“Companies today would rather not go through the process of dumping someone and hiring them back,” said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington.“Firms are going to short shifts rather than just laying people off.”
"More part-time and fewer full-time workers also allows companies to save on health care costs. Only 16 percent of retail workers receive health insurance through their employer, while more than half of full-time workers are covered, according to an analysis by Ms. Lambert, the University of Chicago employment expert."
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/31/business/ec...
FACT: Obama has turned the tide of the layoffs that were a consequence of the Bush administration's failed policies. Wake up and smell the coffee.
All in preparation for the Obama victory and the Democrats controlling the government. Remember the Democrats won both houses of Congress in 2006. As I've stated before I lot of people were gutting the deadwood for was about to come. We still have at least three more years of this misery before it will start getting better.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#978280 Sep 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Take a deep breath followed by a nap. Relax. You are losing it.
Yeah, tell us again how between Medicare and supplement insurance everything is paid for.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#978281 Sep 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I, obviously, know more than you since I am on Medicare. The medicare premium for the majority of retirees over 65 (those with adjustable income under $170,000) is $104.90 a month which is deducted from their social security check. If someone has an adjustable income above $170,000 up to $214,000, they pay $146.90 etc. Not exactly outrageous. Someone with an adjustable rate of income above $214,000 would not be considered "average". IBM has agreed to provide funds to those retirees so they can purchase supplemental insurance which will provide them with 100% coverage. Your crystal ball attempt to see into the future is pure nonsense.
For the record, here is what IBM is actually doing:
https://www.extendhealth.com/documents/ibm%20...
Apparently not, supplement insurance is NOT deducted from your Social Security check but is a separate payment to the provider.

What you are talking about is the Medicare tax that all Americans who work pay.

But keep bluffing.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#978282 Sep 8, 2013
AFP is reporting that the US intends to strike over 50 targets inside Syria over a 72 hr period using cruise missiles launched from the Mediterranean and Red Seas perhaps followed by limited bomber strikes.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#978283 Sep 8, 2013
Realtime wrote:
AFP is reporting that the US intends to strike over 50 targets inside Syria over a 72 hr period using cruise missiles launched from the Mediterranean and Red Seas perhaps followed by limited bomber strikes.
Why didn't he provide the time and the targets while they were at it?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#978284 Sep 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I, obviously, know more than you since I am on Medicare.
Says the person who thought supplement insurance covered all expenses.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#978285 Sep 8, 2013
SHE WALKED UP AND TIED HER OLD MULE TO THE HITCH RAIL.

AS SHE STOOD THERE, BRUSHING SOME OF THE DUST FROM HER FACE AND CLOTHES, A YOUNG GUNSLINGER STEPPED OUT OF THE SALOON WITH A GUN IN ONE HAND AND A BOTTLE OF WHISKEY IN THE OTHER.

The young gunslinger looked at the old woman and laughed saying, "Hey Old WOMAN, have you ever danced?"

THE OLD WOMAN LOOKED UP AT THE GUNSLINGER AND SAID, "NO, I NEVER DID DANCE... NEVER REALLY WANTED TO."

A CROWD HAD GATHERED AS THE GUNSLINGER GRINNED AND SAID, "WELL, YOU OLD WOMAN, YOU'RE GONNA DANCE NOW," AND STARTED SHOOTING AT THE OLD WOMAN'S FEET.

THE OLD WOMAN PROSPECTOR - NOT WANTING TO GET HER TOE BLOWN OFF - STARTED HOPPING AROUND. EVERYBODY WAS LAUGHING.

WHEN HIS LAST BULLET HAD BEEN FIRED, THE YOUNG GUNSLINGER, STILL LAUGHING, HOLSTERED HIS GUN AND TURNED AROUND TO GO BACK INTO THE SALOON.

THE OLD WOMAN TURNED TO HER PACK MULE, PULLED OUT A DOUBLE-BARRELED SHOTGUN, AND COCKED BOTH HAMMERS.

THE LOUD CLICKS CARRIED CLEARLY THROUGH THE DESERT AIR. THE CROWD STOPPED LAUGHING IMMEDIATELY.

THE YOUNG GUNSLINGER HEARD THE SOUNDS, TOO, AND HE TURNED AROUND VERY SLOWLY. THE SILENCE WAS ALMOST DEAFENING.

THE CROWD WATCHED AS THE YOUNG GUNMAN STARED AT THE OLD WOMAN AND THE LARGE GAPING HOLES OF THOSE TWIN BARRELS.

THE BARRELS OF THE SHOTGUN NEVER WAVERED IN THE OLD WOMAN'S HANDS, AS SHE QUIETLY SAID, "SON, HAVE YOU EVER KISSED A MULE'S ASS"

THE GUNSLINGER SWALLOWED HARD AND SAID, "NO MAM... BUT... I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO."

THERE ARE A FEW LESSONS FOR US ALL HERE:

1 - NEVER BE ARROGANT.
2 - Don't waste ammunition.
3 - Whiskey makes you think you're smarter than you are.
4 - Always, always make sure you know who has the power.
5 - Don't mess with old women; they didn't get old by being stupid.

I JUST LOVE A STORY WITH A HAPPY ENDING, DON'T YOU?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#978286 Sep 8, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Why didn't he provide the time and the targets while they were at it?
For those who failed to catch it, this is sarcasm. What fool tells their military plan prior to attack?
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#978287 Sep 8, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Says the person who thought supplement insurance covered all expenses.
Oh shut up and go away
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#978288 Sep 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I, obviously, know more than you since I am on Medicare. The medicare premium for the majority of retirees over 65 (those with adjustable income under $170,000) is $104.90 a month which is deducted from their social security check. If someone has an adjustable income above $170,000 up to $214,000, they pay $146.90 etc. Not exactly outrageous. Someone with an adjustable rate of income above $214,000 would not be considered "average". IBM has agreed to provide funds to those retirees so they can purchase supplemental insurance which will provide them with 100% coverage. Your crystal ball attempt to see into the future is pure nonsense.
For the record, here is what IBM is actually doing:
https://www.extendhealth.com/documents/ibm%20...
Medicare premiums are as high as $335.70/month, per person.

Part D premiums are additional.

All costs quoted are per person.

Even at the base rate off $104.90 per person per month, a married couple will pay over $500 including supplemental coverage for a decent plan (not a crummy HMO Advantage plan).

Sorry you are a loser in the game of life.

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