Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459778 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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#993103 Oct 1, 2013
Still waiting… I‘ve had my other computer on for almost an Hour’ message’ We have a lot of visitors on our site right now and we're working to make your experience here better. Please wait here until we send you to the login page. Thanks for your patience!
America this will be the same experience you will receive at the doctor office ‘Please be Patience’ due to the overload of patients we will have to reschedule your Appointments!!

New York, NY

#993104 Oct 1, 2013
ITALIA Political instability may smother recovery says OECD
Italy's political instability may smother its economic recovery, the secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday.

"The OECD believes Italy is recovering and growth may return at the end of the year (but) the current political instability is not helping this path," Angel Gurria told ANSA.

Gurria praised the five-month-old left-right government of the centre-left Democratic Party's Enrico Letta and its predecessor led by technocrat Mario Monti for maintaining fiscal discipline through sometimes painful austerity measures and enacting some structural reforms.

"We have worked a lot with this government and the preceding one and we believe the initiatives taken have been encouraging," he said.

"We hope the situation in Italy is resolved as soon as possible, that there is a normalisation...I think if the political question is resolved we will see the results of the sacrifices Italians have made over all these years".

Letta has called a confidence vote Wednesday to see if the government can carry on after ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi pulled out his ministers Saturday, withdrawing his required support as he did in the final phase of the Monti government.

The political stalemate about the media magnate's Senate ouster following his August 1 conviction for tax fraud has meant Italy was unable to avert a 1% increase in VAT which kicked in Tuesday, among several economic measures which have been put on hold.

Italy is struggling to emerge from its longest recession in 20 years and unemployment has hit record levels.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#993105 Oct 1, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i'm partial to Tom Clancy. just as fictionally entertaining as Bill's books, but with less violence.
i mean geez, they kill Jesus! it'd be a sin to spend money on that!
Remember when Mary Matalins garage was stacked to the ceiling with that trash book Obamanation? They go and buy the book in bulk to inflate the figures. In a month they're on sale in the dollar pile at the used book store.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#993106 Oct 1, 2013
rahm Jizzbucket emanuel wrote:
I can't believe obama shutdown the govt! Doesn't he know people rely on it and him for their salvation! Does that mean FICA won't be coming out of my paycheck? What about obamaphones - will they shutdown also? Great job obama! Change did come to America!!!
Hard to believe the National Parks won't be open for a while. And a few thousand government workers get an unexpected furlough because Obama wants to blame the GOP for daring to expect compromise and wanting some say in this monstrosity.

Nothing more to see here.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#993107 Oct 1, 2013
“In the beginning the organizer's first job is to create the issues or problems.”
&#8213; Saul D. Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

Sounds like Obama and the Democrats, doesn't it?
Democrats supported the war in Iraq, then demonized it.
Democrats caused the economic collapse, then used it for political gain.
Today, the Democrats are inciting race and class wars.
And, Democrats are ignoring the Constitution, which will cause catastrophic problems, then they will show their "solution" to that problem as if that "solution" doesn't actually exist today.

The only place you clowns are "leading" to is civil war.

"Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict."
Saul Alinsky

Looks like that's what the Democrats are doing when they're inciting their class and race war, doesn't it?
How do you think that war will end? Do you think the Marxist communists will defeat the capitalists here?

Cape Canaveral, FL

#993108 Oct 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Wasn't Frank Marshall a very influential person in Obama's life according to his own book? And a Marxist?
Share your insanity with someone who appreciates it__I'm sure there are a couple of those around here.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#993109 Oct 1, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>He's been watching too many movies.
The young Florida woman who fired a warning shot into a wall to scare off her abusive husband was found guilty and sent to prison for 20 years. She's getting a new trial.

New trial ordered for Florida woman in warning-shot case

By Jason Hanna, CNN

updated 4:59 PM EDT, Fri September 27, 2013

CNN)-- An appellate court on Thursday ordered a new trial for a Florida woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a gun to scare off her allegedly abusive husband, ruling that a jury was improperly instructed on self-defense.

Marissa Alexander's case will be retried because the jury was wrongly told that -- for her to claim self-defense -- she needed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that her husband was about to seriously harm her, the appellate court said.

Rather, the appellate court pointed out, the prosecution had the burden to prove that Alexander herself was guilty of aggravated assault.

"Because the jury instructions on self-defense were fundamental error, we reverse" the conviction, a three-judge appellate panel said.

Watch this video

2012:'Stand your ground' plea rejected
A jury convicted Alexander, 31, of aggravated assault in March 2012 after just 12 minutes of deliberation.

Alexander's lawyer said he told her about the new trial by phone.

"Marissa was ecstatic and obviously she's incredibly thankful and wants to get back with her family," defense attorney Bruce Zimet told CNN.

'Stand your ground' denied in Alexander case
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#993110 Oct 1, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
uh, i'm about done filling out the info.
welcome to Obamacare.

Bethlehem, PA

#993111 Oct 1, 2013
So I guess the real question is will the Senate give in to the hostage takers demands?

New York, NY

#993112 Oct 1, 2013
Spy Agency a Key Partner for President Obamaahahahaha Im lazy just put obamas name in the right spots mysterious National Intelligence Organization has emerged as an important component in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo&#287;an’s security policies. But some observers voice concern that the organization’s growing influence poses a potential threat to the country’s democratic system.

Known by its Turkish acronym, M&#304;T, the National Intelligence Organization today stands as Turkey’s preeminent intelligence agency. Answerable by law only to the prime minister, it handles both foreign and domestic intelligence-gathering operations, enjoying a broad mandate.

Among its sanctioned targets, for instance, are perceived threats to “all elements” that make up “the constitutional order and national power.” Such vague wording potentially gives the M&#304;T sweeping authority to investigate and conduct surveillance of government opponents, real or perceived.

There does not appear to be strong governmental checks on the M&#304;T’s activities. Erdo&#287;an’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), which enjoys a solid majority in parliament, adopted legislative amendments in 2012 that effectively shield M&#304;T personnel from scrutiny by the judiciary, the prosecutor’s office and other investigative agencies.

Individuals, especially journalists, who try to look into the M&#304;T’s operations face the prospect of retribution. Prison terms for what is defined only as “disclosure” of “information concerning the [M&#304;T’s] mission and activities” are harsh, ranging from at least two to eight years; that punishment increases by 50-percent for “media organs.”

Consequently, most Turkey-based commentators contacted by declined to be interviewed for this story. The muzzled mainstream Turkish press similarly steers clear of sensitive questions about the agency’s operations.

One Turkish analyst, though, who requested anonymity, believes that that reluctance to discuss the M&#304;T publicly is a reflection of an authoritarian trend in Erdo&#287;an’s leadership style.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#993113 Oct 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Wasn't Frank Marshall a very influential person in Obama's life according to his own book? And a Marxist?
You're disgusting.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#993114 Oct 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Wasn't Frank Marshall a very influential person in Obama's life according to his own book? And a Marxist?
In 1940, Davis became involved with the American Peace Mobilization (APM), which Congress described as "one of the most notorious and blatantly communist fronts ever organized in this country" and "one of the most seditious organizations which ever operated in the United States." APM's objective at that time was to prevent the United States from entering World War II against Nazi Germany, because Hitler had signed a non-aggression pact with Joseph Stalin, to whom American communists swore their unwavering allegiance.

Davis joined the Communist Party in the early 1940s; his Communist Party card number was 47544.

In 1948 Davis moved to Hawaii to organize the Communist Party USA there.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#993115 Oct 1, 2013
The real reason is having capacity issues...its running on one server

"HHS had similar strategic plans for the new site, at least at first. "They were planning 32 servers, between staging, production and disaster recovery, with application servers for different environments," said Cole. "You're just talking about content. There just needs to be one server. We're going to have two, with one for backup. That's a deduction of 30 servers.""

Indianapolis, IN

#993116 Oct 1, 2013
TSM wrote:
Still waiting… I‘ve had my other computer on for almost an Hour’ message’ We have a lot of visitors on our site right now and we're working to make your experience here better. Please wait here until we send you to the login page. Thanks for your patience!
America this will be the same experience you will receive at the doctor office ‘Please be Patience’ due to the overload of patients we will have to reschedule your Appointments!!
i waited less than a 1/2 hour.

i waited with my wife yesterday at the cardiologist for 3 hours.

New York, NY

#993117 Oct 1, 2013
You know the just deal switch the name to Obama Aside from critical responsibilities, such as negotiating a peace deal with jailed Kurdistan Workers’ Party leader Abdullah Öcalan, and helping to direct relations with Turkey’s regional competitors, Iran and Israel, some observers have alleged the agency is helping provide assistance to rebels in Syria who are fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. AKP representatives vigorously deny the organization is involved in such activities.

M&#304;T’s 45-year-old director, Hakan Fidan, in office since 2010, has become an especially valuable ally of Erdo&#287;an, commented Emrullah Uslu, a Turkish security expert at Istanbul’s Yeditepe University. Once termed by the prime minister as “my secret-keeper,” Fidan, a former non-commissioned army officer who previously held a civil-service post in Erdo&#287;an’s office, is not known to be loyal to any source of power apart from the prime minister himself.

M&#304;T's rise, and that of its chief, has corresponded with the decline in power of Turkey's other intelligence agencies, which have connections to the armed forces, the police and gendarmerie. That decline paralleled Erdo&#287;an’s clampdown on the Turkish military’s political influence.

The limits to M&#304;T's powers are not clearly defined. Under a draft law under consideration earlier this year, for example, the agency would be able to conduct covert operations and request information not only from government bodies, but also from "establishments providing public services."

Some observers fear that, given its status and powers, the agency could become the tool that the prime minister could potentially use to squash legitimate internal dissent, ranging from Gezi Park protesters to followers of the influential Sunni cleric Fetullah Gülen, a onetime ally who is now seen as a critic of the prime minister’s centralized style of rule.

For its part, M&#304;T maintains on its website that it is “firmly devoted to the principles of pluralist democracy, supremacy of law, impartiality and human rights.”

Despite the change in status among Turkish intelligence entities, inter-agency rivalries continue. "It does get very complicated domestically,” commented Gareth Jenkins, a senior associate fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center in Washington, DC.

In the past, he added,“two or three organizations” even have ended up running surveillance operations on the “the same subject.”

Bethlehem, PA

#993118 Oct 1, 2013
It's amazing that 200 or so idiots in Congress can go against the will of the people and shut down the government.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#993119 Oct 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>So if a state says a person has to be married or have children of make a certain amount of money, you will just roll over and do whatever your state says?
Homer wishes we were once again the land of the free.
"PA’s Voter ID law requires all voters to present photo ID when voting at the polls, but those photo ID requirements are NOT currently in effect."
fck em
Homer "red herrings" don't work. Only photo ID's work. It protects your vote.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#993120 Oct 1, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Certainly if people voting as others is that popular, there would be reports of people asking for ballots that were already taken & voted. Were are those? How many were they?
Voters may always be asked for ID. Do these people carry multiple IDs?
But hey, you are saying that we should make 11-12% of eligible voters jump through a hoop because you THINK there is voter fraud? Alienating millions of voters?
Would you take Chemo just in case you had a tumor?
But hey, you admitted there are no statistics. There is no proof.
This is no different than a poll tax that you give an exemption to licensed drivers.
Don't forget to bring a photo ID to the polls if you want to vote, idiot.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#993121 Oct 1, 2013
flack wrote:
About the above post I have two questions. She gets a subsidy of $1434 right. Say she is typical of 20% of the population. How much is that going to cost the federal government a year?
She has to pay $144 a month on a $13 an hour part time job. After all her other expenses what does she have left. Guess she just won't eat. Much.
By my math it would be $88,908,000,000. That is 20% of the population.

Bethlehem, PA

#993122 Oct 1, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i waited less than a 1/2 hour.
i waited with my wife yesterday at the cardiologist for 3 hours.
Most rightwingers are still on dial up. They fear any 'new' technology/

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