Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233031 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 08

Location hidden

#1009257 Oct 22, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
I am not a crook!


That must be what Bush and Chaney say every morning when they look in the mirror.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1009258 Oct 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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kinda like Republican Governors who made sure poor folks wouldn't get healthcare insurance?
How much pot do you smoke on a daily basis?

anyway...

Insurance?
Who wants to live forever? I mean with all the racism and Republicans throwing you and your wife off cliffs...

not to mention small pox in your blankets...

Is it any wonder you lived this long...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1009259 Oct 22, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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Who cares!
You hate whitey!!!!
i don't hate whitey. that would be half self defeating. it's just that the other half derives much pleasure in pointing out whiteys idiosyncrasies, and it's not my fault i get so many chances to swing at the fence.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1009260 Oct 22, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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How did these republican governors make sure Medicaid and CHIP were withheld from "poor folks"?
so now every person who applies for those programs gets approved?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1009261 Oct 22, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Buck Rogers is dead and...
we can smoke pot!
"Slowly Crumbling, NASA Landmarks May Face the Bulldozer"
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/28/science/spa... ;
worth preserving...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1009262 Oct 22, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You keep asking the same question over and over again expecting a different response. You do know that is a sign of insanity don't you?
As I have told you before, you don't have to furlough every employee in a division to shut it down. If a department has 4,195 employees, as the Department of Education has, and you furlough 3,983 of them (as they did) you have effectively shutdown normal operations. So, using that example, here are the Departments whose normal operations were "shutdown".
Department of Education
Department of Commerce
Department of Energy
Corporation for National and Community Service
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Department of Interior
Department of Labor
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Elections Commission
Federal Energy Regulation Commission
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Maritime Commission
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
Federal Trade Commission
Federal Crimes Enforcement Network
Federal Management Service
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Internal Revenue Service
International Boundary Commission
International Joint Commission
National Capital Planning Commission
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Office of Government Ethics
Postal Regulatory Commission
Small Business Administration
Smithsonian
Office of Inspector General
HUD
U.S. Office of Special Council
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
United States Access Board
U.S. Postal Service Inspector General
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA Risk Management Agency
USDA Rural Development
NASA
http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2013/09/po...
You ever hear of 'mission essential' personnel?
Not all Civil Service folks are given this distinction...
Why does the Government classify some workers as essential?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1009263 Oct 22, 2013
The budget confrontation that led to a partial government shutdown dealt a major blow to the GOP’s image and has exposed significant divisions between tea party supporters and other Republicans, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The survey highlights just how badly the GOP hard-liners and the leaders who went along with them misjudged the public mood. In the aftermath, eight in 10 Americans say they disapprove of the shutdown. Two in three Republicans or independents who lean Republican share a negative view of the impasse. And even a majority of those who support the tea party movement disapprove.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-m...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1009264 Oct 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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"The U.S. swept up 70 million French telephone records and text messages in global surveillance - recording certain private conversations."
"While corporate and spy- vs.-spy espionage may be common, the newspaper report indicated that French citizens were unwittingly drawn into U.S. surveillance too."
"The U.S. is thought to avoid spying on its coalition of "'Five Eye" partners - Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand - but considers other countries fair game."
"From Dec. 10, 2012 to Jan. 8 of this year, 70.3 million recordings of French citizens' telephone data were made by the NSA. Intercepts peaked at almost 7 million in Dec. 24 and again on Jan. 7."
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/23745318/france-jo...
"70.3 million recordings of French citizens' private conversations..."
That's a helluva lot of terrorists in France.
"Yeah, they should have just pulled the terrorist's records and listened in on those phone calls" - Homer 2016

Since when do rightwingers care if we spy on Socialist nations? Aren't Socialists your sworn enemies?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1009265 Oct 22, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You know better than that stooge__but why waste my time and then have to defend someone else.
Bush did it and so did Clinton to the extent their administrations could with the technology of that era. Only the truly clueless don't understand this.
What's different is Manning and Snowden selling out to foreign interests.
Okay, Google a website.

LEFT click the part of the article you want to copy and drag the mouse over that section.

RIGHT click the mouse and hit "copy". Come back to the topix forum and RIGHT click "paste".

Go back to the website and RIGHT click the website address and hit "copy".

Come back to the topix forum and RIGHT click "paste".

You try it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1009266 Oct 22, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
How did these republican governors make sure Medicaid and CHIP were withheld from "poor folks"?
Medicaid expansion is a trap...state taxpayers will be left holding the bag when the federal subsidies end...
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#1009267 Oct 22, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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racist.
Do you think that I give a fuck about what you think of me? Those that know me, regardless the race know, I genuinely care about the underdog. The outcasts of society or, the blatantly overlooked! Black people just happened to be all 3. You on the other hand, there's no excuse for your racist point of views. I guess we can just call you a " THROWBACK."

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1009268 Oct 22, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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This administration has no equal where evading responsibility is concerned. No doubt the "unrealistic deadlines" were the fault of the GOP. "Website builders saw red flags for months."
++++++++++
Obamacare Website Programmers Complained About Unrealistic Deadlines
WASHINGTON (AP)— Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet what they considered last-minute requests for changes from the government or other contractors.
As questions mount over the website's failure, insider interviews and a review of technical specifications by The Associated Press found a mind-numbingly complex system put together by harried programmers who pushed out a final product that congressional investigators said was tested by the government and not private developers with more expertise.
Project developers who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity — because they feared they would otherwise be fired — said they raised doubts among themselves whether the website could be ready in time. They complained openly to each other about what they considered tight and unrealistic deadlines. One was nearly brought to tears over the stress of finishing on time, one developer said. Website builders saw red flags for months.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/22/obam...
Obama still blamed Republicans for their own ineptness.

No one informed him as to the progress - or lack thereof - and warned him it should be delayed a little longer while he repeatedly said "I will not negotiate" delaying it?

His blind followers believed him when he tried to blame Republicans, I'm quite sure.

Therein lies the crux of the problem in this country. The liberals believe everything this president says and the liberal media feeds their confusion.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1009269 Oct 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i don't hate whitey. that would be half self defeating. it's just that the other half derives much pleasure in pointing out whiteys idiosyncrasies, and it's not my fault i get so many chances to swing at the fence.
hate...?????
you don't realize that you do...that's ok!

It seems to a casual reader (ME) that you get more pleasure out of playing the victim than you do out of playing baseball...

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1009270 Oct 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Spying should be conducted outside the US.....
Last time I checked, France wasn't a part of the United States. That's what we are talking about...try and keep up.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1009271 Oct 22, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand.

One was nearly brought to tears over the stress of finishing on time, one developer said.
10 PM???...Why did they quit before the job was done?

brought to tears???...emotional cripples should work elsewhere....
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1009272 Oct 22, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>The ACLU reported that between 2009 and 2011 the number of people subjected to telephone wiretapping had doubled or tripled depending on the category. The government conducted more telephone surveillance in those two years than it had in the previous decade. As far as snooping through your email, the ACLU reported that the number of authorizations the Justice Department received to use certain devices to conduct Internet surveillance increased 361% between 2009 and 2011. The ACLU continued:
Earlier this year, the New York Times reported that cellphone carriers received 1.3 million demands for subscriber information in 2011 alone. And an ACLU public records project revealed that police departments around the country large and small engage in cell phone location tracking.
The difference is O'bama is a paranoid freak.
The only difference is technology and as I've already mentioned a dozen or more times__Manning and Snowden took "absolute and undeniable" proof of US spying to foreign interests__namely wikileaks and Russia/KGB

It still doesn't matter most nations and even some corporations do it (spy). Pretty sure Ross Perot (EDS) did their share eh?

"Kiss the Boys Goodbye" ring a familiar note???

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1009273 Oct 22, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>"Yeah, they should have just pulled the terrorist's records and listened in on those phone calls" - Homer 2016
Since when do rightwingers care if we spy on Socialist nations? Aren't Socialists your sworn enemies?
The Russians practically sent this administration an engraved invitation to arrest the Boston bombers.

But the Obama administration preferred to spy on 70.3 million French citizens instead.

And the bombs went BOOM!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1009274 Oct 22, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Do you think that I give a fuck about what you think of me? Those that know me, regardless the race know, I genuinely care about the underdog. The outcasts of society or, the blatantly overlooked! Black people just happened to be all 3. You on the other hand, there's no excuse for your racist point of views. I guess we can just call you a " THROWBACK."
What is the highest level of education you completed?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1009275 Oct 22, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Do you think that I give a fuck about what you think of me? Those that know me, regardless the race know, I genuinely care about the underdog. The outcasts of society or, the blatantly overlooked! Black people just happened to be all 3. You on the other hand, there's no excuse for your racist point of views. I guess we can just call you a " THROWBACK."
Sure thing genius. I guess I'm just one of those throwbacks that mentors and promotes black employees of mine, showing them respect for the ones that work hard and are just Americans who value honesty and responsibility.

I know you just don't understand that type of thinking. Most of you prejudicial racists don't.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#1009276 Oct 22, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Hey aunt jemimah! I'll take a full stack lightly griddled, and try and keep that bonnet tight so the fro grease doesnt get in the batter this time!!
Hey, Loser, it's spelled Aunt Jemima and she doesn't wear a bonnet. Lightly griddled would indicate you're fond of undercooked batter. Fro grease? Just how old are you?(BTW, it's neither/nor or either/or--didn't they teach you that in your Ivy League school?) Did you ever consider those guys that smuggle all the cheap booze to you at Shady Pines may not have your best interests at heart?

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