Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1497444 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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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1016821 Nov 1, 2013
Even liberals are turning on the ONE: Many Americans that were formerly in favor of Obamacare are now against it after they have seen what it is going to do to their budgets. The following is one example of this from a recent Los Angeles Times article...

Pam Kehaly, president of Anthem Blue Cross in California, said she received a recent letter from a young woman complaining about a 50% rate hike related to the healthcare law.

"She said,'I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it,'" Kehaly said.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1016822 Nov 1, 2013
Obamacare actually includes incentives for people to work less and make less money. The following is one example from a recent article by Sean Davis...

In California, a couple earning $64,000 a year would not qualify for health care subsidies. A bronze plan for them through Kaiser would cost them about $1,300 each month, or $15,600 a year. But if that same family earned just $2,000 less, it would qualify for over $14,000 in annual health care subsidies, dropping their premiums for that same Kaiser plan to less than $100 per month.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1016823 Nov 1, 2013
This article was very revealing. An excerpt:

"In approaching teachers to write for the series I was surprised how many at first hesitated. It wasn't because they were too busy or didn't have anything to say. Some had even written drafts and then gotten cold feet about going public. None of the articles were vindictive or critical of their school administrations. None was personal attacks or a fault-finding feast. If anything the pieces were warmhearted, funny, and insightful. What criticism there was was directed toward our national education policy and its harmful effect on students. Still, in the end, a few teachers backed out altogether while others asked that their full name not be used or that their schools' location be purposely vague.

"And there's the fear. Teachers were worried that somehow they would get in trouble with their school administrators. From what many teachers report there's a strong message being given to teaching staffs: Don't rock the boat. Don't ask questions. Don't bring up the inconvenient truth, say, of a school policy implemented to meet a national mandate that contradicts current research or best practices. In such an atmosphere of distrust, powerlessness, and alienation from what should be a culture of collegiality and collaboration, what choices do teachers have but to hunker down and try to survive?"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-chura/why...

This is why I've never looked back. Even as a teacher in a relatively small town in Central Florida, this subtle kind of bullying by administrators and the unspoken rules - "don't make anyone mad" and "don't make waves" - were quite prevalent and even intimidating.

This, on top of the political correctness that made everyone feel like they were walking on eggshells.

Wasn't my idea of a healthy school environment.

Another teacher once told me that if you cared, you wouldn't make it. I always prided myself on the fact I didn't because I did care...a lot.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1016824 Nov 1, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
Even liberals are turning on the ONE: Many Americans that were formerly in favor of Obamacare are now against it after they have seen what it is going to do to their budgets. The following is one example of this from a recent Los Angeles Times article...
Pam Kehaly, president of Anthem Blue Cross in California, said she received a recent letter from a young woman complaining about a 50% rate hike related to the healthcare law.
"She said,'I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it,'" Kehaly said.
It's going to be interesting watching the lights come on in a lot of Americans' heads after the website is up and running again.

The stories flooding the airwaves now are just the tip of the iceberg. Most people have no idea signing up for the exchanges are quite exhaustive and confusing or the costs that await them.

Night fetch.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1016825 Nov 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
In smaller towns and rural areas, that's usually the case. But in cities and especially the inner cities, school vouchers could very well change the direction of many children's life. They would eliminate schools that are nothing more than breeding grounds for gangs and violence and no-win futures and would hold teachers and administrators accountable by putting pressure on bad schools who were losing students to better and private schools.
Vouchers would be a God-send to parents and children in many high-risk areas of the country. Why would anyone deny them a more hopeful future?
Taxpayer financing of private schools would be a mistake....financing of religious schools in particular....

the way to hold teachers and administrators accountable is to fire them if they fail to perform....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1016826 Nov 1, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Still doesn't explain why you are happy to pay the government to maintain a military yet say no to medicine.
The Constitution of the United States of America....
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1016827 Nov 1, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
The only thing that gets your attention, Dong, is free Wild Turkey.
Fifty-eight percent of Republicans report having excellent mental health, compared to 43% of independents and 38% of Democrats.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/102943/republicans...
Looks like you are part of the 62% of Democrats with issues!
No surprises here.
Baaawaahhh!!!!
lol! How self serving of you son!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1016828 Nov 1, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>2015 supposed to be bigger disaster when employer coverage for employees ends, right after 2014 election of course--the republicans need to stand up and pound these liberals into the ground, it shouldn't be too hard, the democrats are already half way to hell.
the cancellation notices will go out in October 2014, just in time for the election...

yum, yum, yum...

happy, happy, happy...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1016829 Nov 1, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>
yes refreshing.
http://personalliberty.com/2013/11/01/appeals...
Appeals Court Strikes Down ACA Contraceptive Mandate
November 1, 2013 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
WASHINGTON (UPI)— A U.S. appeals court in Washington Friday struck down part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling mandated coverage of contraception “trammels” religious freedom.
Say Halleluiah!

The fascist pig in the W.H. is grunting tonight.
El Diablo

Rochester, MI

#1016830 Nov 1, 2013
Maldigo a hombre en la oficina oval para morir.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1016831 Nov 1, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Still doesn't explain why you are happy to pay the government to maintain a military yet say no to medicine. You explain the fine details how this is different ? Yes to bullets but no to bandages!
Yes to schools, Yes to water and power, Yes to law & order, Yes to security, Yes to roads and infrastructure but NO to health!
That is Tea bagger Taliban logic if ever one could label it or just plain insanity. Calling just one arm of the government reach socialist while ignoring all the other arms it's quite happy to be wrapped in proves it!
And here I thought that dolts didn't have a sense of humor.

Learn something new everyday is my motto...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1016832 Nov 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Taxpayer financing of private schools would be a mistake....financing of religious schools in particular....
the way to hold teachers and administrators accountable is to fire them if they fail to perform....
In a perfect world, bad teachers and administrators would be fired.

Last I checked, it wasn't perfect.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1016833 Nov 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The Constitution of the United States of America....
lol! As he said, "Still doesn't explain why you are happy to pay the government to maintain a military yet say no to medicine."
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1016834 Nov 1, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
And here I thought that dolts didn't have a sense of humor.
Learn something new everyday is my motto...
lol! Well, we already know you claim to be a liar son.

So you learning something new can't be true!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1016835 Nov 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's going to be interesting watching the lights come on in a lot of Americans' heads after the website is up and running again.
The stories flooding the airwaves now are just the tip of the iceberg. Most people have no idea signing up for the exchanges are quite exhaustive and confusing or the costs that await them.
Night fetch.
That's the problem, though. Lights are on but nobody's home.

Even the bright ones act stupid.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1016836 Nov 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Private schools educate AND instill a moral compass. How horrid.
Can't have taxpayers paying for that.
Absolutely!

I'm sure that's why the Catholic Church has no pedophilia issues, right?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1016837 Nov 1, 2013
El Diablo wrote:
Maldigo a hombre en la oficina oval para morir.
Yeah! And the ants in France stay mainly in the pants.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1016840 Nov 1, 2013
Ah! So a radical right winger strikes back!

"....The official said the rant refers to how Ciancia believed his constitutional rights were being violated by TSA searches and that he's a "pissed-off patriot" upset at former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The note and the gunman's rifle each had an orange TSA inspection sticker on it...."
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1016841 Nov 1, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
That's the problem, though. Lights are on but nobody's home.
Even the bright ones act stupid.
lol! And you continue to dim son!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1016842 Nov 1, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! As he said, "Still doesn't explain why you are happy to pay the government to maintain a military yet say no to medicine."
Simple Logic is rocket science to Yeah.

You are easily impressed, too.

Look at it this way: you are an Indian Chief on Manhattan Island and the Magic Negro is buying the entire island from you for a handful of glass trinkets.

Exciting, isn't it?

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