Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1479312 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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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995385 Oct 4, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
That Congressional Exemption From Obamacare? Another Myth
""“Why are Congress and their families exempt from the new plan?” a questioner named Paul asked in a recent Yahoo Finance Q&A on the Affordable Care Act.“If the coverage is inferior, why don’t they stand behind it?”
Of all the misconceptions surrounding the new health reform law known as Obamacare—and there are many—one of the newest and most infuriating is the idea that Congress made itself “exempt” from a law that puts onerous new burdens on many other Americans. That contention is totally false. In fact, members of Congress, along with their personal staffers, are required to participate in Obamacare, which is a more stringent requirement than employees of many big companies face.
The confusion is understandable. Earlier this year, Congress did, in fact, consider passing legislation that would amount to an exemption, though that never happened. Then, in August, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said in a speech that “President Obama just granted all of Congress an exception. And he did it because Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats who passed this thing came begging and said,‘Please, please, please let us out of Obamacare.’” Nobody actually saw Harry Reid begging, but the claim gained traction nonetheless, and a chain email containing bogus information about Congress being exempt from Obamacare started to circulate.
Here’s what really happened. When the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, it included a passage that said:“The only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff … are (I) created under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act); or (II) offered through an Exchange established under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act).”
In plain English, that means that at the end of this year, members of Congress and their personal staffs will no longer be eligible for the federal health care plan, and they’ll have to purchase insurance through an exchange instead. That requirement was initially proposed by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), who opposed the law, as a kind of dare back in 2009, when legislators were still debating what would go in the bill. It caught on as a populist measure and made it into the final law.
With members of Congress and their staffs being forced to buy insurance on the exchanges beginning in 2014, the real question regarding Congress is how the government can continue to offer some sort of health care benefit for those federal employees, the way most big employers do, since it can no longer cover a portion of the premium. Few, if any, Congressional staffers would qualify for the low-income subsidies. That means their net insurance costs would rise considerably if they were forced to buy from an exchange with no support at all from their employer. The basic idea is to make Congressional employees whole by giving them a new benefit that’s more or less equal to what they’ll be losing when they can no longer participate in the government’s health care offerings.""
amazing how uninformed the FOX nitwits are!! didn't know about this until 2 minutes ago!!!!!!!!!!

United States

#995386 Oct 4, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny that your IQ was too low for the Democrats.
The only Party that would accept you is the Teabagger Party, home of the lowest IQ voters with severe mental issues.
People just like you!!
Nuculur you come across as someone that was ‘Conceive’ in the Backseat of your (Daddies Car) which explains your Low IQ and that Stupid is Forever!!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#995387 Oct 4, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Yup! He started something he wasn't able to finish...
... that needed a non cons touch to clean up a cons mess!!!
Why are there thousands of contractors aka Black Water still in Iraq?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995388 Oct 4, 2013

"New York Times Does the Single Payer Pivot"
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#995389 Oct 4, 2013
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...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#995390 Oct 4, 2013
"The House passed three targeted spending bills on Wednesday night, pushing to fund the District of Columbia, the National Institutes of Health and the National Park Service despite the government shutdown"
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#995391 Oct 4, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Whatever happened to your sanity??
snutsack again all bent over and punked by No Surprize Carol, someone or something all the time looking like a ghetto idiot...

It's the culture..

New York, NY

#995392 Oct 4, 2013
they got welfare as soon as they got civil right because the Black store keeper would have gotten that money and what would Macys and woolworth do not get all the Happy Desegregation money that we were happy to run and spend ha,


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#995393 Oct 4, 2013
Stephanie Condon /
CBS News/ October 2, 2013, 5:34 AM
Obamacare marketplaces raise data security concerns

Minnesota insurance broker Jim Koester was looking for information about assisting with Obamacare implementation; instead, what landed in his inbox last month was a document filled with the names, Social Security numbers and other pieces of personal information belonging to his fellow Minnesotans.
In one of the first breaches of the new Obamacare online marketplaces, an employee of the Minnesota marketplace, called MNsure, accidentally emailed Koester a document containing personally identifying information for more than 2,400 insurance agents, the Minnesota Star Tribune reported. MNsure was able to quickly undo the damage because Koester cooperated with them, but the incident left him unnerved.
"The more I thought about it, the more troubled I was," Koester told the newspaper. "What if this had fallen into the wrong hands? It's scary. If this is happening now, how can clients of MNsure be confident their data is safe?"

GOP pushes bill to undo Obamacare insurance exchanges
Online marketplaces like MNsure, called exchanges, are now running in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as part of the changes established under the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment began on Tuesday, and as many as 7 million people are expected to sign up for private insurance plans on the exchanges in the next six months. Personal information for all of those customers will be routed from a federal datahub to the state-based exchanges, leaving people like Koester, and some health data experts, concerned about the program's security.
As more health-related data is digitized, "the privacy violations are going to be incalculable," Jim Pyles, an expert in health law who co-founded the law firm Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, told .
Health data breaches are far from just an Obamacare issue. Doctors, health administrators and their business associates already regularly handle personal information, like a patient's address, date of birth, Social Security number, prescription information and medical history.
Since 2009 -- when the Health and Human Services Department started requiring reporting on data breaches -- about 27 million people have been impacted by major breaches of unencrypted health data.
That doesn't mean the information is used to steal identities -- a thief may steal a laptop from a hospital administrator just for the machine, not the data on it. In fact, medical identity theft -- when a thief uses someone else's name or health insurance information to get health care, get prescription drugs or file insurance claims -- is a relatively small problem, based on complaints collected by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the agency in charge of consumer protection. Medical identity theft accounted for less than 1 percent of all complaints received by the FTC in 2012 -- just 199 cases in all.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#995394 Oct 4, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
Have to disagree with your Fact #3. I know many democrats who admire and respect our military and detest muslim terrorists. I will agree the head democrat, president nobama, does indeed hate the military and does support muslim terrorists. My disagreements with democrats are primarily on social issues.
and yet the facts just completely disagree with your opinion of President Obama
and provide proof of just how President Obama deals with terrorists and threats to America.

Unlike Bush, President Obama is responsible for the execution death of Osama bin Laden.
President Obama is also responsible for killing more al qaeda leaders than President Bush, taking the war to their "previously" safe havens in Yemen and Pakistan

seriously dude, just what kind of twisted logic do you have to use to come to the conclusion that President Obama supports Muslim terrorists. The only thing he supports it granting their wish of martyrdom

If anything, I'd have to say President Bush supported Muslim Terrorists.
Despite months of repeated warnings about an impending attack, President Bush not only did nothing, he took a 30 vacation and allowed the worst single attack against the U.S. in its history to occur on 9/11/01.
He gave Osama bin Laden exactly what he wanted to engage the U.S. in a war of attrition in a Middle Eastern country, preferably Iraq to lead us into a huge debt with the hope of bankrupting us just like he did to the USSR in Afghanistan.
He let Osama bin Laden escape justice at Tora Bora early in the war.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995395 Oct 4, 2013
Some more friendly Liberal tweets...

on the Recent DC shooting by LE...

towards the bottom...


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#995396 Oct 4, 2013
Those, however, are just the reported cases. "Once that information's stolen electronically, the information can be copied infinitely and spread everywhere," Pyles said. "It's very, very difficult to stop fraud then."

And while medical identity theft is rarely reported, identity theft generally speaking is a major problem -- in 2012, identity theft accounted for 18 percent of the more than 2 million complaints that came into the FTC. Specifically, the FTC told a House Homeland Security subcommittee last month. The massive IT project, he said, has "literally no technical precedent."

That, of course, doesn't mean the project isn't worthwhile.

"The challenges in health care have changed. We used to store information in unlocked file cabinets in the back of somebody's office. Was that secure? No, it wasn't," Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, said in the Homeland Security subcommittee hearing. "Security and privacy of data is always a concern, but the thing that has changed is the increasingly interconnected nature of not just our health care system but our overall lives in general."

While security and privacy have always been a concern, files stolen from an unlocked file cabinet can only make it so far. The laws designed to protect personal information on health data systems haven't always kept up with the increasing flow of information.

Health information isn't just used by doctors, but also by analytics brokers sifting through data and repackaging it for the likes of pharmaceutical companies and health tech companies. The legal commercialization of this information is a booming industry that's creating even more opportunities for that information to be stolen.

"We're seeing massive breaches as more companies have more information and more copies," Pyles said. What's needed now, he continued, are simplified laws so that patients and practitioners can understand them and feel confident that their health information is protected.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#995397 Oct 4, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Hairy Balls Reid apologized on the Senate Floor, ROTFLMAO. Doubtful if he meant what he said though...must because he doesn't care if children die or not. What difference does it make now?
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.

New York, NY

#995398 Oct 4, 2013
The curtain are closing and they are made of IRON we gave away the steel industry to japan and we imported Iron to make our curtains from CHINA AND RUSSIA

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#995399 Oct 4, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
WWII memorial had being barbed wire by Obama!!!
Veterans to be arrested and charged with terrorism!!!
Democrats are in charge!
How long has it been since I first said "We're not in Kansas anymore"?

Well, we're still somewhere over the rainbow or in a parallel universe. Or both.

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:
<quoted text>
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.

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