Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1346088 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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Gering, NE

#1004988 Oct 16, 2013
Reid and McConnell will soon announce an agreement to reopen the government.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1004989 Oct 16, 2013
This is just for my two little judge-its:

While liberals are happy to roll over and play dead or wave their little white flags of surrender, some of us are nowhere ready to live under the politically correct liberal progressive secularist banner of a welfare state to make it easier for the few to control the many.

It was Nathan Hale who said, "I may not agree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it."

It is liberal progressives who now say, "I do not agree with what you say and will do everything within my power to destroy you for saying it."

Pick a side.

Fishers, IN

#1004990 Oct 16, 2013
Bridge Burning and Bridge Building

By: Erick Erickson

House Republicans have signaled they are giving up.

They’ll merge their ideas with Mitch McConnell’s ideas. The result will be a funded government, raised debt ceiling, and nothing done with Obamacare.

Throughout this fight, Harry Reid has outsmarted Mitch McConnell. Repeatedly, Reid used the Senate’s rules to toss aside numerous proposals from the House while McConnell looked on not knowing how to fight back.

Reid knows how to beat McConnell. If Reid fights hard, McConnell backs down and tries to blame others. McConnell’s lieutenants attack Ted Cruz so “the Leader” can deflect from his own legislative impotence. And he continually is one step behind Reid in his knowledge of how to use the Senate’s complicated rules to win a fight.

You will see no defunding of Obamacare because Republicans are giving up.

you have to wonder why he keeps acting like there could be any other outcome. it was fight they could never win.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1004991 Oct 16, 2013
October 15, 2013

Rand Paul Proposes Reopening Just Enough of Government to Hold New Hearings on Benghazi

Posted by Andy Borowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Adding his voice to the eleventh-hour debate about the government shutdown, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) today proposed reopening just enough of the government to hold new hearings on Benghazi.

“Across this great nation of ours, people are suffering,” he told Fox News’s Megyn Kelly.“Suffering, Megyn, because they still don’t know what really happened in Benghazi.”

Noting that the government shutdown had furloughed investigators who could be looking into Benghazi, he said,“If there’s something in our government more worthy of funding than that, I can’t think of it.”

Senator Paul said he knew that he would draw the ire of fellow Republicans by suggesting that the government be partially reopened, but added,“Sometimes, you have to put politics aside when there is something more important at stake, and I think any reasonable person would agree that there is nothing more important than getting to the bottom of Benghazi.”

“For the two weeks of this shutdown, the American people have had no new information about Benghazi,” he said.“It’s time to stop the madness.” (182)

Bronx, NY

#1004992 Oct 16, 2013

Republic of Liberia

Liberia was established by citizens of the United States as a colony for former African American slaves. It is one of only two sovereign states in the world that were started by citizens of a political power as a colony for former slaves of the same political power:
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1004993 Oct 16, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't think Obama was involved in that kind of conspiracy.
But what's worse is that he covered it up - a planned terrorist attack on 9/11 - to protect himself and his chance at reelection.
What could be worse than a Commander-in-Chief being AWOL on the night of such an attack, coming out and blaming a video the very next day, and then hopping on Air Force One to head out to Los Vegas to raise money for his campaign in the wake of 4 dead Americans leaving us with no concrete answers and with no one being held accountable?
Not even one of the suspected terrorists has been arrested - after all this time.
Obama pretending like it never happened is the worst cover-up by any president including Nixon.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1004994 Oct 16, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
So that's how you answer a question about Bust being AWOL?...You and Bush are both proven liars...Case closed.
Throwing commonsense at you traitor would is like still throwing crack at an addict you moron.

America's sellout Grey Ghost, a traitor, always coming back for more "BLAMING" others for his addiction to idiot and obama, selling out America's war heroes, Veterans, the military and those that actually served...

Comrade obama's continued war on America shows how brown shirt the USA and you demokRats have become since George Bush, comrade obama denying people freedom, controlling peoples lives, and denying people and Veterans their rights..

It's the culture...

Gering, NE

#1004995 Oct 16, 2013
Just because--

I wish people wouldn't ask aging Rock stars to sing songs of their youth-Elton John and Rocket Man-it won't sound the same.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1004996 Oct 16, 2013
"CNS NEWS)--- MRCTV's Dan Joseph had a question on his mind that he couldn't shake: who bears the brunt of the blame for the government shutdown? Who really is responsible for the mess we're in right now? Is it President Obama or former President George W. Bush? He decided to take these questions to the heart of our misery: Washington D.C.

Despite the fact that "Dubya" has been out of office for the past five years, most of the respondents said former President George W. Bush is to blame for the shutdown."


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1004997 Oct 16, 2013
President George W. Bush and The F-102

George W. Bush's military service began in 1968 when he enlisted in the Texas Air National Guard after graduating with a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University. The aircraft that he was ultimately trained to fly was the F-102 Delta Dagger. The F-102 may have been old but was far from useless, and it continued to serve proudly with both Air Force and Air National Guard units well into the 1970s. Furthermore, the F-102 was deployed to Vietnam throughout most of the conflict, and the aircraft proved its value early by deterring North Vietnamese pilots from straying across the border. Perhaps more importantly, the F-102 and its Air National Guard pilots performed a vital role in defending the continental United States from nuclear attack.

The F-102 was a supersonic second generation fighter designed in the early 1950s for the US Air Force. The primary mission of the aircraft was to intercept columns of Soviet nuclear bombers attempting to reach targets in the US and destroy them with air-to-air missiles. The technologies incorporated into the aircraft were state-of-the-art for the day. The F-102 set many firsts, including the first all-weather delta-winged combat aircraft, the first fighter capable of maintaining supersonic speed in level flight, and the first interceptor to have an armament entirely of missiles. Among the many innovations incorporated into the design were the use of the area rule to reduce aerodynamic drag and an advanced electronic fire control system capable of guiding the aircraft to a target and automatically launching its missiles.

The F-102 made its first flight in 1953 and entered service with the Air Defense Command (ADC) in 1956. About 1,000 Delta Daggers were built, and although eventually superseded by the related F-106 Delta Dart, the F-102 remained one of the most important aircraft in the ADC through the mid-1960s. At its peak, the aircraft made up over half of the interceptors operated by the ADC and equipped 32 squadrons across the continental US. Additional squadrons were based in western Europe, the Pacific, and Alaska.

As the 1960s continued, many of these aircraft were transferred from the US Air Force to Air National Guard (ANG) units. More than 500 Delta Daggers would eventually serve with 23 ANG units across the US, including squadrons in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. Because of thier important role in defending North America, these ANG units came under direct authority of the ADC itself and were considered a vital component of the Air Force's strategy to defend the US.

One of the primary ANG units to receive the F-102 was the 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS) at Ellington Air National Guard Station, which operated the aircraft from 1960 through 1974. These planes were given responsibility for patrolling the Gulf Coast and intercepting Soviet aircraft based in Cuba that regularly flew off the US shore to test American defenses. The 111th was and still is part of the 147th Fighter Wing in Houston, Texas. It was here that George W. Bush was stationed following his enlistment in May 1968.


Fishers, IN

#1004998 Oct 16, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>How can obama and obamacare be any good if the government that obama so called run is shut down and working under soft marshall law how is obama better than Bush why because he can blame republicans,Racism,sandy,sandy hook,syria,Gambia, why didnt the first american black president come from Liberia isnt that the nation started by africans sent back to start their own country it even has a flag derived from the American flag
that looks like a post/comment from one of the right wing loser sites.

and since i'm not a right wing loser can one of your comrades please translate?


Deltona, FL

#1004999 Oct 16, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't think Obama was involved in that kind of conspiracy.
But what's worse is that he covered it up - a planned terrorist attack on 9/11 - to protect himself and his chance at reelection.
What could be worse than a Commander-in-Chief being AWOL on the night of such an attack, coming out and blaming a video the very next day, and then hopping on Air Force One to head out to Los Vegas to raise money for his campaign in the wake of 4 dead Americans leaving us with no concrete answers and with no one being held accountable?
Not even one of the suspected terrorists has been arrested - after all this time.
Obama pretending like it never happened is the worst cover-up by any president including Nixon.
Topix needs a jibberish judgit for Lois Lame's nonsense.

Bronx, NY

#1005000 Oct 16, 2013
After the struggle for liberty in the American Revolution, free and enslaved African Americans faced continued hardship and inequality. A number of white Americans, for a variety of reasons, joined them in their efforts to resolve this complex problem. One possible solution (advocated at a time when the assimilation of free blacks into American society seemed out of the question) was the complete separation of white and black Americans. Some voices called for the return of African Americans to the land of their forebears.
1815-1817 Black Colonization
1815- African-American Quaker and maritime entrepreneur Paul Cuffee (or Cuffe) financed and captained a successful voyage to Sierra Leone where he helped a small group of African-American immigrants establish themselves. Cuffee believed that African Americans could more easily "rise to be a people" in Africa than in America with its system of slavery and its legislated limits on black freedom. Cuffee also envisioned a black trade network organized by Westernized blacks who would return to Africa to develop its resources while educating its people in the skills they had gained during captivity. Cuffee died in 1817 without fully realizing his dream.
1817- The partial success of Paul Cuffee's African venture encouraged white proponents of colonization to form an organization to repatriate those free African Americans who would volunteer to settle in Africa. Prominent Americans such as Henry Clay, John Randolph of Roanoke, and Justice Bushrod Washington were members of the American Colonization Society (ACS) during its early years. Many free African-Americans, however, including those who had supported Paul Cuffee's efforts, were wary of this new organization. They were concerned that it was dominated by Southerners and slave holders and that it excluded blacks from membership. Most free African-Americans wanted to stay in the land they had helped to build. They planned to continue the struggle for equality and justice in the new nation. See African-American Mosaic: Colonization.
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Bronx, NY

#1005001 Oct 16, 2013
1820-1847 From Colony to Republic
1820- The American Colonization Society sent its first group of immigrants to Sherbro Island in Sierra Leone. The island's swampy, unhealthy conditions resulted in a high death rate among the settlers as well as the society's representatives. The British governor allowed the immigrants to relocate to a safer area temporarily while the ACS worked to save its colonization project from complete disaster. See African-American Mosaic: Personal Stories and ACS New Directions. See African-American Mosaic: Personal Stories and ACS New Directions.
1821-The American Colonization Society (ACS) dispatched a representative, Dr. Eli Ayres, to purchase land farther north up the coast from Sierra Leone. With the aid of a U.S. naval officer, Lieutenant Robert F. Stockton, Ayres cruised the coastal waters west of Grand Bassa seeking out appropriate lands for the colony. Stockton took charge of the negotiations with leaders of the Dey and Bassa peoples who lived in the area of Cape Mesurado. At first, the local leaders were reluctant to surrender their peoples' land to the strangers, but were forcefully persuaded -- some accounts say at gun-point -- to part with a "36 mile long and 3 mile wide" strip of coastal land for trade goods, supplies, weapons, and rum worth approximately $300. See "The fourth annual report of the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Color of the United States: with an appendix."
See "The fourth annual report (African-American Perspectives) of the American Society for colonizing the Free People of Color of the United States: with an appendix.
1822 - April 25 - The survivors of Sherbro Island arrived at Cape Mesurado and began to build their settlement. With the wavering consent of the new immigrants, the American Colonization Society governed the colony through its representative. In time, however, some colonists objected strenuously to the authoritarian policies instituted by Jehudi Ashmun, a Methodist missionary who replaced Ayres as the ACS governing representative. Such disagreements created tensions within the struggling settlement.
1824 - Believing that the colonial agent had allocated town lots and rationed provisions unfairly, a few of the settlers armed themselves and forced the society's representative to flee the colony. The disagreements were resolved temporarily when an ACS representative came to investigate the colony's problems and persuaded Ashmun to return. Steps were initiated to spell out a system of local administration and to codify the laws. This resulted, a year later, in the Constitution, Government, and Digest of the Laws of Liberia. In this document, sovereign power continued to rest with the ACS's agent but the colony was to operate under common law. Slavery and participation in the slave trade were forbidden. The settlement that had been called Christopolis was renamed Monrovia after the American president, James Monroe, and the colony as a whole was formally called Liberia.
Christopolis was renamed Monrovia after President James Monroe and the colony was formally called Liberia (the free land).(Nelson) See the Map of Liberia with Monrovia.

Gering, NE

#1005002 Oct 16, 2013
How big is the debt?

Do you know if you paid the government $1.00 a second every day it would take 32,000 years to reach $1 Trillion!

Fishers, IN

#1005003 Oct 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Reid and McConnell will soon announce an agreement to reopen the government.
Heritage is telling the Tea Party to cave, so yes, the GOP shutdown is over.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1005004 Oct 16, 2013
By the way, is anyone else as excited as I am that the show's about to begin? Even the warm-up acts are keeping me on the edge of my seat.

Will Sebelius stay or go?
Will the website ever become functional?
Will the IRS go after those who couldn't get on?
Will young working males say to hell with this?
Will Obama and Reid survive the warm-up acts?

The suspense is too intense. It's nail biting.

And the warm-up acts have just begun. I may have to hide my eyes.

Bronx, NY

#1005005 Oct 16, 2013
What is the connection to Kenya 1827 - Slave states in North America, increasingly interested in getting rid of their free African-American populations, encouraged the formation of colonization societies. These groups organized themselves independently of the ACS and founded their own colonies in Liberia for transplanting free African-Americans. Some of the "volunteers" were emancipated only if they agreed to emigrate. The Maryland State Colonization Society established its colony in Cape Palmas, Liberia. Virginia and Mississippi also established Liberian colonies for former slaves and free blacks.

See "The tenth annual report (African-American Perspectives) of the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Colour of the United States: with an appendix." and named after the state. Virginia and Mississippi also founded colonies for former slaves in Liberia.(Liebenow, 17; Nelson, 15).

1838- The colonies established by the Virginia Colonization Society, the Quaker Young Men's Colonization Society of Pennsylvania, and the American Colonization Society merged as the Commonwealth of Liberia and claimed control over all settlements between Cestos River and Cape Mount. The Commonwealth adopted a new constitution and a newly-appointed governor in 1839. See African-American Mosaic: Liberia.

Former Virginian Joseph Jenkins Roberts (America's First Look into the Camera), a trader and successful military commander, was named the first lieutenant governor and became the first African-American governor of the colony after the appointed governor died in office (1841).

Cape Palmas

1842- The Mississippi settlement at the mouth of the Sinoe River joined the commonwealth.(Nelson, 16; Boley, 20)

1846 - The commonwealth received most of its revenue from custom duties which angered the indigenous traders and British merchants on whom they were levied. The British government advised Liberian authorities that it did not recognize the right of the American Colonization Society, a private organization, to levy these taxes. Britain's refusal to recognize Liberian sovereignty convinced many colonists that independence with full taxing authority was necessary for the survival of the colony and its immigrant population.

In October, Americo-Liberian colonists voted in favor of independence

Bronx, NY

#1005006 Oct 16, 2013
Does kenya share any history with African Americans 1847-1871 Nationhood and Survival
1847- On July 26, The Liberian Declaration of Independence was adopted and signed. In it, Liberians charged their mother country, the United States, with injustices that made it necessary for them to leave and make new lives for themselves in Africa. They called upon the international community to recognize the independence and sovereignty of Liberia. Britain was one of the first nations to recognize the new country. The United States did not recognize Liberia until the American Civil War.
1848- The Liberian Constitution was ratified and the first elections were held in the new republic.

The Liberian colony's former Governor, Joseph Jenkins Roberts,(America's First Look into the Camera), was elected Liberia's first President.

1851- Liberia College was founded.

See the remarks on the colonization of the western coast of Africa by the free blacks of the United States, and the consequent "civilization" of Africa and suppression of the slave trade.

1854- Maryland Colony declared its independence from the Maryland State Colonization Society but did not become part of the Republic of Liberia. It held the land along the coast between the Grand Cess and San Pedro Rivers.
Jane Roberts
Wife of Joseph Jenkins Roberts.

See the "African slave trade in Jamaica, and comparative treatment of slaves" (African-American Perspectives).

1856- The independent state of Maryland (Africa) requested military aid from Liberia in a war with the Grebo and Kru peoples who were resisting the Maryland settlers' efforts to control their trade. President Roberts assisted the Marylanders, and a joint military campaign by both groups of African American colonists resulted in victory. In 1857, Maryland became a county of Liberia. The second president of the Republic of Liberia was Stephen Allen Benson,(1856-1864)(America's First Look into the Camera)

Benson, born free in Maryland, U.S.A., had previously served as the vice-president and had a practical knowledge of the republic's local peoples and social institutions. He spoke several indigenous languages. In 1864, he was succeeded by Daniel B. Warner, who served until 1868.
Why A Kenyan not a Liberian mmmmmm
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1005007 Oct 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
How big is the debt?
Do you know if you paid the government $1.00 a second every day it would take 32,000 years to reach $1 Trillion!
Same as a brain fart on the right, OR , that's almost as long as it takes a bagger to grab hold of reality or a fact.

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