Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1443478 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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Indianapolis, IN

#985537 Sep 18, 2013
tell_it_like_it_is wrote:
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I knew it!
You are a phoney!

and you don't know any Indians.

Indianapolis, IN

#985538 Sep 18, 2013
Eman wrote:
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I would opt out in a heartbeat given the choice.

but can't you do that?

Indianapolis, IN

#985539 Sep 18, 2013
Chris Mahews wrote:
<quoted text>Gullible?
Gullible liberals get their history lessons about Indians from Walt Disney cartoons.
#1 Myth: Indians lived peacefully with each other and lived in harmony with nature. This is idiotic wishful commentary, the Cree and the Blackfoot are traditional blood enemies, as are the Iroquois and Algonquin, as well as the Maya and the Aztec. Indians are no different than anyone else; they frequently fought with their neighbors. If you go to Wikipedia and check the definition of Mohawk [Iroquois], it means eaters of flesh, esp. of the enemy. And they don't mean chickens. That is what we called them savages. Did Indians live in harmony with nature? This is liberal nonsense for members in a primitive society responding to cold winters by freezing, or poor hunting by starving. Nature always wins.
#2 Myth: Indians had great civilizations. In Canada, no Indian tribes developed writing until the white man created a writing system for them. Even today, tribes insist that white people teach, pay for and educate their kids. It is a sad commentary to think that out of 700,000 Indians there are no teachers or elders could teach their own kids unassisted.
One could argue that the Aztecs were great civilization, a civilization that had ritual human sacrifice, religious cannibalism, total slavery of conquered peoples and practice of general mayhem. The happiest people in the world were the Indians conquered by Cortes and the Spaniards.
The Spanish ended human sacrifice. No non Aztec Indian parent wanted to see their children removed and sacrificed to Rac Mool. When the Temple of the Sun Pyramid was dedicated, 70,000 people were sacrificed in 4 days. This is why one million non-Aztec Indians joyfully supported the European “conquest.” However, FYI, the fantastic astronomy of the Mayans was taught to them by the ancient white race!
#3 Myth: Indians were disease-free until the white man brought his diseases. There is no such thing as a white man's disease. Every disease from smallpox to tuberculosis exists in every continent and with every race. What did happen was the disease was identified with the European name. So the Indian disease of “cough that never goes away and eventually kills you” was called tuberculosis by the Europeans. The word “tuberculosis” appeared in the early 1500s, not the disease. FYI, the TB bacterium is founded in bison remains over 10,000 years old and Indian remains over 2000 years old, clearly dispelling the idea of Europeans bring it here to the Americas. If you want any information about diseases, get it from a real microbiologist, not a useless liberal lawyer.
#4 Myth: Indians are hard done by. Really!!! Indians only get: almost total tax freedom, free education, free welfare, free child care services, free Medicare, free dental care, free lawyers, free guns and ammunition, free trips to world conferences, free taxpayer paid bureaucrats paid $400,000, free housing, free publicity, reduced or no sentences for any crimes, free royalties, free land, free research, free language services, free fishing rights, free fishing ships, free hunting rights, free whiney CBC coverage, free baby bonuses, free historical compensation, free (whitewashed) altered histories and free exemption from historical crimes of slavery, genocide, cannibalism and human sacrifice. The total cost of which is $30 Billion or $300,000 per every Indian family every year.[Or more!!]
Real honorable people.
a white man wrote all that crap. a conservative no doubt.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#985540 Sep 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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a white man wrote all that crap. a conservative no doubt.
A mindless observation sonicmoron - but the view into your tormented mind was worth the read.

Show me ghetto and I will show you a racist liberal...

It's the culture...

Carlsbad, NM

#985541 Sep 19, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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HEY STUPID! Is Sweden doing "just fine"?
Where is Obama when you need him?

Windsor, CT

#985542 Sep 19, 2013
Good morning good people and good morning to you frustrated Socialist/Democrat America-Haters too!

You socialists won't link this:

Michigan lawmakers pass bill requiring community service for those on welfare

Cape Canaveral, FL

#985543 Sep 19, 2013
Plant genes key to resisting climate change.
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

#985545 Sep 19, 2013
Discipline of responsibility.
It is not required or warranted to denigrate those with superior talents. What is relevant is that easily dismissing those left behind, are as well not to be denigrated. Talents of any arena should be rewarded. Keep in mind their talents and the atmospheres that produces those talents and supports them to achieve higher degrees of inequality, requires a responsibility for them to share in. Taxes has been one of the means to redistribute the benefits of talents to those that are not so gifted. Thus we would not denigrate the top nor the bottom. Extremes of unregulated capitalism is just as destructive as total equality. Shades of inequality would be more acceptable.
After all some day a struggling impoverished student may evolve to a talent that we do not perceive. Just as if one should lose their talents they would not be vanquished into a morass of disenchantment.

Cape Canaveral, FL

#985546 Sep 19, 2013
U S closer to ending GM ownership as treasury slashes stake in company to 7.3%


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#985548 Sep 19, 2013
y: John F. Harris and Todd S. Purdum

President Barack Obama says that he is less concerned with scoring “style points” for his improvisational handling of the Syria crisis than in “getting the policy right.” This dismissive defense comes at the precise moment that Washington is awash in brutal critiques of the Obama leadership style.

The president’s harried, serial about-faces on Syria — coupled with the collapse of Larry Summers's candidacy for chairmanship of the Federal Reserve — have combined to highlight some enduring limitations of Obama’s approach to decision-making, public persuasion and political management.

Across the capital, anxious friends and chortling enemies alike are asking: What’s wrong with Obama?

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#985549 Sep 19, 2013
richardIII wrote:
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Dumbass, if Oblamacare somehow managed to work as promised, we'd be short hundreds of thousands of doctors, you're an idiot.
Say a doc sees 30 patients a day. We are adding 30 million people to the roles of the insured. If all of these never visited doc before, that same doctor would need to see 33 patients. OMG OMG OMG

So, what's it like to go through life as a third generation Dick.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#985550 Sep 19, 2013
Remember this lady? I didn't either.

Irena Sendler

Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98)
Warsaw, Poland

During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.

Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.

Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.

The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi's broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was not selected.
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.

Please share this to honor the sacrifice and courage of this fine human being who gave so much and saved so many.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#985551 Sep 19, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"brown eyes"
Let us take a look.
America still has troops in Afghanistan - who is president
America still has troops in Iraq - who is president
America bombed Libya - who is president
America threatens to bomb Syria - who is president
Please let us all know what war president nobama has ended.
We have troops in Japan - OMG OMG OMG

We have no combat troops in Iraq. That war has ended.

Troops are coming home from Afghanistan.

We have no troops in Libya yet their tyrant is gone. We didn't have to invade & get over 4000 soldiers killed to do it.

Threatened in Syria to obtain a diplomatic solution.

A well done job by our President.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#985553 Sep 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
When people who have been paying nothing for medical care get ObamaKKKare insurance and show up at their new family doctor's office and get asked for a $45 copay in advance, what will happen?
Preventative services carry no co-pay.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#985554 Sep 19, 2013
Eman wrote:
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No he didn't, you fckn idiot.
National defense is the single most important function of our government.
So, what did his post mean?

Poser: Debt started piling up in the 80s.

Flack: So you wanted to let Russia win the Cold War (Paraphrased)

WTF? What did that mean?

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#985555 Sep 19, 2013
Eman wrote:
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I know I'm wasting my time given the fact you have a hard time understanding short Topix goes nothing First chart listed

Now, you bozos run around saying how great Bush did ciiting a deficit in 2007 of 160 billion.

Yet, during that fiscal year, about 500 billion was added to the debt.

Now, you asswipes really need to be consistent.

Either use the correct definition of deficit or STFU.

Read the numbers, Become better informed.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#985557 Sep 19, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> First chart listed
Now, you bozos run around saying how great Bush did ciiting a deficit in 2007 of 160 billion.
Yet, during that fiscal year, about 500 billion was added to the debt.
Now, you asswipes really need to be consistent.
Either use the correct definition of deficit or STFU.
Read the numbers, Become better informed.
Hey little Brown Shirt boy! You like to cherry pick your little talking points. Not much of a big picture guy, are you?

The Facts About Tax Cuts, Revenue, and Growth

Michael T. Griffith


@All Rights Reserved

Fourth Edition

In every case over the last 60 years, major tax cuts have more than paid for themselves. In fact, every major tax cut since JFK has been followed by substantial increases in revenue, not to mention solid economic growth. Moreover, total federal revenue rose at a faster rate after each of those tax cuts than it did before them. Anyone can confirm these basic facts for themselves by checking federal budget data and economic indicators before and after major tax cuts (see, for example, Federal Budget Data, Data 360 Unemployment U.S., and Total Economy Database). Let’s take a closer look at the results of the last four major tax cuts (and then for good measure we’ll examine the Mellon tax cuts of the 1920s).

Bush Tax Cuts: President George W. Bush’s 2003 tax cuts generated a massive increase in federal tax revenue and were followed by 52 consecutive months of economic growth. From 2004 to 2007, federal tax revenue increased by $780 billion, the largest four-year increase in American history. Total federal revenue from 2003 to 2007:

2003 --$1.78 trillion

2004 --$1.88 trillion

2005 --$2.15 trillion

2006 --$2.40 trillion

2007 --$2.56 trillion

Total federal revenue for 2008 dropped slightly, down to $2.52 trillion, because a recession started that year, but revenue was still substantially higher than it was in 2003 or 2004. During the same period, income tax revenue rose dramatically, going from $925 billion in 2003 to $1.53 trillion in 2007.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#985558 Sep 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Just like Tesla, the Fisker is subject to "bricking."
How many blew up?

Not following the instruction manual is not the fault of the manufacturer.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#985560 Sep 19, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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What about Kennedy/Johnson hypocrite?
What about Clinton?
What about Obama?
All spent money on war.
An idiot like you only can see a partisan view hypocrite.
Fer Christ's sake, Obama was the one whining about wars and as an Anti-American, did not support the president at the time.
Now, as a far left loon, you cannot understand why we, the British and the U.N. don't support "your" hypocrite, hypocrite?
You are an idiot.
Isn't it past your bed time, old idiot?
What major war did Clinton preside over?

What major war did Obama start?

Obama did not support the Iraq War based on lies.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#985561 Sep 19, 2013
Loser wrote:

The Bush family and the S&L Scandal

Neil, George Jr., George Sr., and Jeb Bush

The Savings and Loan industry had been experiencing major problems through the late 60s and 70s due to rising inflation and rising interest rates. Because of this there was a move in the 1970s to replace the role of S&L institutions with banks.

In the early 1980s, under Reagan, regulatory changes took place that gave the S&L industry new powers and for the first time in history measures were taken to increase the profitability of S&Ls at the expense of promoting home ownership.

A history of the S&L situation can be found here:

What is important to note about the S&L scandal is that it was the largest theft in the history of the world and US tax payers are who was robbed.

The problems occurred in the Savings and Loan industry as they relate to theft because the industry was deregulated under the Reagan/Bush administration and restrictions were eased on the industry so much that abuse and misuse of funds became easy, rampant, and went unchecked.

Additional facts on the Savings and Loan Scandal can be found here:

There are several ways in which the Bush family plays into the Savings and Loan scandal, which involves not only many members of the Bush family but also many other politicians that are still in office and still part of the Bush Jr. administration today. Jeb Bush, George Bush Sr., and his son Neil Bush have all been implicated in the Savings and Loan Scandal, which cost American tax payers over $1.4 TRILLION dollars (note that this is about one quarter of our national debt).

Between 1981 and 1989, when George Bush finally announced that there was a Savings and Loan Crisis to the world, the Reagan/Bush administration worked to cover up Savings and Loan problems by reducing the number and depth of examinations required of S&Ls as well as attacking political opponents who were sounding early alarms about the S&L industry. Industry insiders were aware of significant S&L problems as early 1986 that they felt would require a bailout. This information was kept from the media until after Bush had won the 1988 elections.

Jeb Bush defaulted on a $4.56 million loan from Broward Federal Savings in Sunrise, Florida. After federal regulators closed the S&L, the office building that Jeb used the $4.56 million to finance was reappraised by the regulators at $500,000, which Bush and his partners paid. The taxpayers had to pay back the remaining 4 million plus dollars.

Neil Bush was the most widely targeted member of the Bush family by the press in the S&L scandal. Neil became director of Silverado Savings and Loan at the age of 30 in 1985. Three years later the institution was belly up at a cost of $1.6 billion to tax payers to bail out.
Let's talk about Obama now you idiot!

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