Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236955 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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#999397 Oct 9, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text><spam>
screw you and your severely limited vocabulary.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#999398 Oct 9, 2013
We don't have money for Cancer treatment...

Granny won't get her social security check...

why?

because we had to have this...

parachute museum!

$60,500 and its in Ohio!

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#999399 Oct 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Special tax breaks & tax credits are subsidies.
Like I said, some posters here are so ignorant they don't know the difference between tax exemptions and credits, and subsidies.

Let me clear that up.

A subsidy is money given by the government to some company or individual, like the money Obama gave to the Wall Street criminals that collapsed our economy and GM and Solyndra etc., etc., etc.

There are no subsidies given to oil companies. Subsidies to oil companies is an urban legend. Subsidies to oil companies don't exist.
Still, nobody has been able to identify any subsidy given to any oil company.

There is a tax code. Exemptions have to be tied to some legislation. Well, that used to be true before Obama began writing his own laws and exempting selected elitists from ObamaKare.

Show us the ghost.
Show us the subsidies paid to oil companies.
... and show us the people who sign up for ObamaKare.

Oh, yeah. I forgot. 1-800-FUCKYOU

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#999400 Oct 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Special tax breaks & tax credits are subsidies.
sub·si·dy
noun \&#712;s&#601;b-s& #601;-d&#275;,-z&#601; -\

: money that is paid usually by a government to keep the price of a product or service low or to help a business or organization to continue to function

I realize you think a tax break is the government handing a business money, but in reality, a tax break is a business NOT handing the government more of it's OWN money.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#999401 Oct 9, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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You're assuming they get all that exploration cost for free.
Here's how it works. A company like Exxon spends billions of dollars acquiring leases. Then, they spend a hundred billion dollars planning and drilling, with a discovery rate of about 10 percent of wells drilled. Then they spend a hundred billion dollars for completion and production of the discoveries.
The rich CEOs are often farm boys that graduated from places like Texas A&M after studying something like Mechanical Engineering and did blue-collar engineering coming up through their career, then managed engineers, then managed projects, then managed regions, then managed business units, then managed global corporate, then became CEO. It's not like the environment you belong to where someone is born to a position, or picked and groomed for a predestined positioni like people such as Kerry and Obama.
Anyone can become CEO of one of these giant oil companies. All you have to do is study something that is so hard most people at a university study something else, dedicate yourself to your profession and produce results, and keep doing this for a career.
Perhaps that is what Democrats don't like about oil companies, in particular, American oil companies.
well stated...

Rex Tillerson of Exxon fits that profile...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#999402 Oct 9, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course we've known for a loong time conservatives are not happy with the republican party.
"Republicans More Likely to See Own Party Unfavorably
Self-identified Republicans are more than twice as likely to view their own party unfavorably (27%) as Democrats are to see their own party unfavorably (13%). The GOP's unfavorable rating among Republicans is up eight points from September, compared with a one-point rise in Democratic Party unfavorables among Democrats. These findings may be consistent with the widely circulated narrative that the Republican Party is internally splintered on how best to handle the budgetary negotiations.
Independents, meanwhile, remain unimpressed with both parties: Thirty-two percent view the Democratic Party favorably, while 27% view the Republican Party favorably."
so are you saying that a whole bunch of republicans are soon to become liberals? just like it did with the democrats back in the day?

i can see that happening.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#999403 Oct 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Special tax breaks & tax credits are subsidies.
like the home mortgage deduction?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#999404 Oct 9, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
<spam> <RINO spam>
i beg your pardon? i've never been a republican! though you might need to have a talk with Mr. Ryan.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#999405 Oct 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
all that Congress needs to do is to bring Lois Lerner back and grant her limited immunity to force her testimony....the focus will shift quickly...suspect Issa is just waiting for the so-called fiscal crisis to pass first...
The health care benefits will be counted as income this year. Everyone (the half of the country paying all the income taxes) will be paying more taxes without any increase in income.
I'm thinking everyone will become very interested when they calculate their Obama tax after the end of the year.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#999406 Oct 9, 2013
" It’s been one full week since the flagship technology portion of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) went live. And since that time, the befuddled beast that is Healthcare.gov has shutdown, crapped out, stalled, and mis-loaded so consistently that its track record for failure is challenged only by Congress...we, the taxpayers, seem to have forked up more than $634 million of the federal purse to build the digital equivalent of a rock."

The train wreck continues.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#999407 Oct 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
screw you and your severely limited vocabulary.
1-800-FUCKYOU

))))

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#999408 Oct 9, 2013
"Acting more and more like a cheap version of Josef Stalin or even Hugo Chavez and, increasingly, drunk on his personally perceived absolute power over US citizens, Obama is now openly attacking we Americans and all of our institutions."
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#999409 Oct 9, 2013
Cons should be cheering.

Where are those reich wing idiots?

"US cutting hundreds of millions in aid to Egypt
Email this Story

Oct 9, 5:00 PM (ET)

By DEB RIECHMANN

WASHINGTON (AP)- The United States is cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt in response to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and the crackdown by the military-backed government on his supporters.

The U.S. provides $1.5 billion in aid each year to Egypt. While the State Department did not provide a dollar amount of what was being withheld, most of it was expected to be military aid. A U.S. official said the aid being withheld included 10 Apache helicopters at a cost of about $500 million.

The official provided the information only on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to comment by name.

The U.S. decision to slash aid to Egypt will create new friction in Washington's already uneasy relations with the government that ousted the first democratically elected Egyptian president. And the consequences won't end there. The move will anger Persian Gulf states, push Egypt to seek assistance from U.S. rivals and upend decades of close ties with the Egyptians that that have been a bulwark of stability in the Middle East...."
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#999410 Oct 9, 2013
And the reich wing idiots are starting their take over.....

"Marshals: Gunman fires at US courthouse in W.Va.
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Oct 9, 4:56 PM (ET)

WHEELING, W.Va.(AP)- The U.S. Marshals Service says a man with an assault-type rifle fired 15 to 20 shots at the federal courthouse in Wheeling. W.Va., before security officers returned fire, critically wounding the man.

Chief deputy Mike Claxton of the Marshals Service in northern West Virginia says one officer was hurt by shattered glass inside the courthouse during Wednesday's shooting but no other injuries were reported.

Claxton says the gunman was in a parking lot across from the courthouse downtown. He says officials are attempting to determine a motive."

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#999411 Oct 9, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Not that exact statement but the poster did correctly note that the Repubs did indeed corral the dumbest of dumb one issue voters
Sure...like those "Repubs" in Hollywood/LA that thought Obamacare and the ACA were two different entities?

"[T]he douche in the Lakers jersey is the best:“So the Affordable Care Act is more affordable than Obamacare?”“Yes. Just the name says it all.”

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#999412 Oct 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Like stealing avatars? Noooooooooo. You wouldn't do that.
Awww..poor dumbass dave got caught in a topix game and went running to the principle. BTW, I heard that someone took your "avatar" and created a dozen characters on various gay websites.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#999413 Oct 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
all that Congress needs to do is to bring Lois Lerner back and grant her limited immunity to force her testimony.
I would pay to see that.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#999415 Oct 9, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure...like those "Repubs" in Hollywood/LA that thought Obamacare and the ACA were two different entities?
"[T]he douche in the Lakers jersey is the best:“So the Affordable Care Act is more affordable than Obamacare?”“Yes. Just the name says it all.”
Any priests there son?
jack_kervorkian

Oklahoma City, OK

#999416 Oct 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
We are more humane to animals; they shoot horses don't they?
My cat had diabetes; I had him put to sleep. It's the right thing to do. My nephew kept his diabetic cat alive with insulin, then she went blind and was falling down and walking into walls, they had to keep her in a closet to be safe to eat, this went on for years. Why? I think it's absurd. Give them the shot and let them go. Keeping that brain dead woman alive for 14 years was insane; it was because of the parents religious fanaticism and then the Governor Bush got involved, and the President got involved. How absolutely ridiculous.
Pull your car into the garage...leave.the.engine running...roll down the window...and breath....

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#999417 Oct 9, 2013
Yeah wrote:
Cons should be cheering.
Where are those reich wing idiots?
"US cutting hundreds of millions in aid to Egypt
Email this Story
Oct 9, 5:00 PM (ET)
By DEB RIECHMANN
WASHINGTON (AP)- The United States is cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt in response to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and the crackdown by the military-backed government on his supporters.
The U.S. provides $1.5 billion in aid each year to Egypt. While the State Department did not provide a dollar amount of what was being withheld, most of it was expected to be military aid. A U.S. official said the aid being withheld included 10 Apache helicopters at a cost of about $500 million.
The official provided the information only on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to comment by name.
The U.S. decision to slash aid to Egypt will create new friction in Washington's already uneasy relations with the government that ousted the first democratically elected Egyptian president. And the consequences won't end there. The move will anger Persian Gulf states, push Egypt to seek assistance from U.S. rivals and upend decades of close ties with the Egyptians that that have been a bulwark of stability in the Middle East...."
When Egypt has terrorists running their government, Obama builds their war machine. When Egypt throws the terrorists out of their government, Obama stops building their war machine.
Did I get that right?

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