Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1760708 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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Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#995400 Oct 4, 2013
Time to go.

My work here is done - for now.

Lorac is smoking 3 cigsarettes at a time, she's so upset!!

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#995401 Oct 4, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Gitmo is still open!
Gays can not get married and pastors thrown in jail for refusing to marry them.
The economy had not collapsed yet.
Iran had not get the nuke yet.
Obama had not had the opportunity to allow a terrorism attack as an excuse to implement martial law.
Just give him time, he will get around to it.
make things up much?

Really, pastors have been thrown in jail for refusing to marry gays??

Please PRAY TELL give me the name of just one pastor who has been thrown in jail for refusing to marry just one same sex couple.

But you are right about Iran, despite years of repeated warnings that Iran is 6 MONTHS away of getting a nuke, it hasn't happened.

guess those sanctions and getting international cooperation must work.

The economy did collapse in 2007, under Bush's watch I may add. The stock market went from 14,000 to 7,000 something. If that's not a collapse, what is
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#995402 Oct 4, 2013
Republicans Report Much Better Mental Health Than Others

Fifty-eight percent of Republicans report having excellent mental health, compared to 43% of independents and 38% of Democrats.

John Galt

Temecula, CA

#995403 Oct 4, 2013
Mom-and-Pop Business Tells Obama to F*ck Off

The Pisgah Inn, a private hotel that holds a concession on the Blue Ridge Parkway, has become a national sensation as it defies “intimidation” and a National Park Service order to close its doors.

After a tumultuous few days, inn owner Bruce O’Connell told The Washington Times on Friday morning that he had just reopened his doors for customers, despite the park service telling him he had to shut down. He says he’s essentially private property, on a road that’s still open, and uses no government personnel, so he sees no reason to quit operating.

“I’m questioning their authority to shut me,” Mr. O’Connell said.

The National Park Service is involved in several high-profile battles during the shutdown, including having barricaded open-air monuments and memorials in Washington. Veterans busted through barricades at the National World War II Memorial earlier this week, gaining national attention.

But the Park Service closures extend throughout the country, shuttering parks — and many of the private businesses that run concessions in them, such as City Tavern in Philadelphia, and Nauset Knoll Motor Lodge on Cape Cod.

Pisgah Inn, which Mr. O’Connell described as one of the last mom-and-pop places along the Blue Ridge, is just southwest of Asheville, N.C. And while most national parks are closed, the Park Service has deemed the Blue Ridge Parkway a thoroughfare and has left it open.

Mr. O’Connell said since the road is open, and he uses no federal personnel — even his fire and police services would come from town — he isn’t drawing on federal resources and sees no reason he should have to shut down.

Michael Litterst, the Park Service’s chief spokesman, said they have no choice but to shut down concessions.

“It’s a matter that we consider the National Park System to be a single entity, and without an appropriation, the entire system is closed and cannot reopen until funding is restored,” he said.“We do not believe it is appropriate or feasible to have some parts of the system open while others are closed to the public.”

Mr. O’Connell said he made the decision to keep open early in the week, posting a Facebook message saying he was doing so for the safety and health of those traveling the parkway. But on Thursday, he reversed his decision and said he would close. By Friday morning, he said he had reversed course again and was reopening.

“The level of intimidation and coercion became such that we backed down. Then after sleeping on it, our own convictions took front and center and we decided to reopen,” he said.

Asked about the intimidation, he said that may be too strong a word, but “when you’ve got uniformed rangers directing you to cease operations, that’s what I call intimidation.”

He said he didn’t question the rangers, who he said were doing their jobs, but did question the way the park service handled it. He said he never heard from the park superintendent nor has he gotten a certified letter, but rather was sent an email from someone in the park business office telling him to close.

“I don’t even know it’s official,” he said.

The park superintendent’s office didn’t immediate return a message left seeking comment on Friday morning.

Cape Canaveral, FL

#995404 Oct 4, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You and I know this as well as other clear-thinking citizens.
But do you honestly think Obama is going to change his stated position - "I will absolutely not negotiate!" - anytime soon?
Or that Harry Reid is suddenly going to pass one of the House resolutions that would alter ObamaCare in any way, shape or form?
Why wouldn't you want to let Democrats bring themselves down under the weight of ObamaCare in 2014 and 2016?
Of course, it's a disaster. That's the point.
Here's a classic__Lois and Eed, clear thinking citizens. LMAO

The dynamic duo.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#995405 Oct 4, 2013
Obama Shuts Down Slaveowner George Washington

The games politicians play: Barack Obama is having a lot of fun using the government shutdown to squeeze the public in imaginative ways. The point of the shutdown game is to see who can squeeze hardest, make the most pious speech and listen for the applause. It’s a variation on the grade-school ritual of “you show me yours, and I’ll show you mine.”

President Obama is not a bad poker player, but the man with all the chips always starts with the advantage (and he gets all the aces). He has closed Washington down as tight as he dares, emphasizing the trivial and the petty in making life as inconvenient as he can for the greatest number. It’s all in a noble cause, of course. Access to most of the memorials is limited, and often in curious ways. The Lincoln Memorial is easy to reach, with the streets around it remaining open. But the Martin Luther King Memorial is made difficult to reach, relegating it, you might say, to the back of the bus. Not very nice.

The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots are jointly owned with the Mount Vernon ladies. The rangers are from the government, and they’re only here to help.

“It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment.“We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”


Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#995406 Oct 4, 2013

MIT inventor unleashes hundreds of self-assembling cube swarmbots
October 4, 2013

Self-assembling swarming microbots (credit: MIT)

The experts said it couldn’t be done. But research scientist John Romanishin of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has created M-Blocks — cube robots with no external moving parts.

Despite that, they can magically climb over and around one another, leap through the air, roll across the ground, snap together into different shapes, and even move while suspended upside down from metallic surfaces.

Self-assembling swarmbots

Imagine hordes of swarming microbots that can self-assemble, like the “liquid steel” androids in the movie “Terminator II.”

Armies of these mobile cubes could temporarily repair bridges or buildings during emergencies. These cubes could assemble into different types of furniture or heavy equipment as needed. And they could swarm into environments hostile or inaccessible to humans, diagnose problems, and then reorganize themselves to provide solutions.

They could even be special-purpose cubes: containing cameras, or lights, or battery packs, or other equipment that the mobile cubes could transport.

Honolulu, HI

#995407 Oct 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Funny that your IQ was too low for the Democrats??? LOL... If it's ghetto, ignorant, moocher, and idiot, it's free cheese, loser, and liberal..
It's the culture...
lol! Seems you're IQ is even lower son!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995408 Oct 4, 2013
Compassionate Democrats...

In if only for the Politics...

"As Politico reported Thursday, during the 1995 government shutdown congressional Republicans and President Bill Clinton were able to agree to a "stopgap bill to assure funding for veterans, welfare recipients and the District of Columbia."
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995409 Oct 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
If congress is responsible for obama's government shut down, then Majority leaders Pelosi and Reid are responsible in 2007--2009 losing 750,000 jobs per month, creating the worst recession in 80 years you ignorant idiot democrats created...
Blame the demokRATS that created the recession ....
yet liberals blame Congress today for all the woes of obama.... Most American now see democrats for what they truly are: losers and obstructionists.
If it's ghetto, ignorant, and idiot, it's free cheese, loser, and liberal..
It's the culture...

New York, NY

#995411 Oct 4, 2013
Nat Turner wrote:
The speaker of the house is an obnoxious white cracker who wants to be president.
So Obamas has a lot in common with Boner being grafted and all they are both grafted by Jacub because you are what your mother is mothers baby daddys maybe so we sure what obamas mother is so does that make him a cracki
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995412 Oct 4, 2013
NYT got it wrong?

"Fiscal Crisis: Reports of Shooter Outside Capitol"

New York, NY

#995413 Oct 4, 2013
American politics D/C looks like a school of fishes trying to ride a bicycle

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#995414 Oct 4, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Obama manipulated the sequester by coming up with the idea and hoping it would backfire on Republicans. Even with all the doom and gloom and demonizing speeches, it didn't.
Same as now. Obama is manipulating ObamaCare and the shutdown by refusing to negotiate in a political power game to blame Republicans who only expect the president to lead under a two-party system.
It's all about him looking weak with Syria, saving face and power grabbing games.
When does he start thinking about the country? And the majority who don't want Obamacare any more than they do a shutdown?
That's a republican fallacy. White House Director of Legislative Affairs Rob Nabors White House Director of Legislative Affairs presented the sequester concept to Republicans on July 25, 2011...six days AFTER House Republicans passed a bill to limit government spending — known as the “Cut, Cap, and Balance Act”— that “had as its fallback a sequester if the objectives of that bill were not reached.”

If Republicans had not been holding America hostage, there would have been no sequester.

FACT:“We (Democrats) obviously would have been OK with just the $900 billion in cuts, and some kind of an agreement to seek more. But because Republicans demanded dollar-for-dollar, we were forced to find a way to get from $900 billion to $2 trillion. It is really ridiculous for them to try to wriggle out now. If they had not insisted on dollar-for-dollar or had been open to revenues, the sequester would not exist.”

It's time to get rid of the radical obstructionist Tea Party. Period. THEY ARE to blame.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#995415 Oct 4, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean this:
Harry Reid: John Boehner's 'A Coward'
"The relationship between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) appears to be anything but rosy.
Politico reported Friday morning that Reid's frustration with Boehner's private push for Hill health care subsidies has boiled over.
“He’s a coward,” Reid said, according to Politico.“He’s a coward!”
President Barack Obama also pinned the shutdown blame on Boehner Thursday, criticizing the speaker for refusing to bring a clean continuing resolution bill to a House vote.
"The only thing preventing people from going back to work and basic research starting back up and farmers and small business owners getting their loans, the only thing that is preventing all that from happening right now, today, in the next five minutes is that Speaker John Boehner won't even let the bill get a yes or no vote because he doesn't want to anger the extremists in his party," Obama said."
The extremists are nitwits like you.
Who care what a miserable old fossil like reid thinks...

Democrats: Tax granny's wheel chair! Mo' Money! Hairy Reid democrats: Let the children with cancer die..

If you understand the 3/5th's rule that applies to ghetto you will understand the need your affirmative action and test score credits...

You are all about nitwit and idiot...

It's the culture...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#995417 Oct 4, 2013
What a creepy weirdo.
Nuculur option wrote:
Time to go.
My work here is done - for now.
Lorac is smoking 3 cigsarettes at a time, she's so upset!!
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#995418 Oct 4, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Time to go.
My work here is done - for now.
Lorac is smoking 3 cigsarettes at a time, she's so upset!!
Watch the ghetto commie from Connecticunt disappear. Nutsack always does when his ghetto and stupidity are exposed.

It's the culture...

Honolulu, HI

#995420 Oct 4, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Why are there thousands of contractors aka Black Water still in Iraq?
I don't know son.

That's your claim.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#995421 Oct 4, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Here's a classic__Lois and Eed, clear thinking citizens. LMAO
The dynamic duo.
Realtime bent over again and punked by No Surprize Carol and Eed..

It's the culture..
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#995422 Oct 4, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Michelle would like for us to care about her ability to tweet after losing some of her "personal" assistants.
As if the cow is paralyzed from the scalp down
I care SO much I feel a sneer coming on. Like they won't be getting a paycheck again, very soon?
ALL of her personal staff are "nonessential" government employees, especially since their job is to make her look more appealing to the public and they have failed that task miserably.
Doesn't everybody have a tweeting assistant?

the fat cow Moochelle is an embarrassment...

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