Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1395134 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017206 Nov 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Even at the risk of children receiving a poor education in the public schools?
Why do you want to pay for poor education?
(Guess I'm not saying good-night yet...)
contrary to popular opinion, public schools function very well in most of the country, with union-controlled urban schools being a notable exception...

contrary to your opinion, many religious schools suck, as does much of home-schooling...

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1017207 Nov 2, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
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lol
Must I have a degree in economics to know the mountain of debt we have today began with the Reagan tax cuts and accelerated under the tax cuts of Bush?
The debt began before any of us were born, but the "mountains" started to grow when LBJ declared "war on poverty" with his Great Society.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017209 Nov 2, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Way out there...
For vagina's everywhere...
"Look at Betty Friedan, one of the founders of '60s feminism. She never worked a day in her life, married a very wealthy man, wrote The Feminine Mystique in his mansion, had housemaids do the housework...and also had children. Exactly how was she not a traditional woman, except for being a insane leftist?"
http://uncabob.blogspot.com/
No surprise. Look at Al Gore. He leaves carbon footprints all over the place and lives in a mansion. He got rich doing exactly the opposite of what he preached.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017210 Nov 2, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Wear a helmet or in a crash you may go directly to the morgue.:-(
God Forbid
Take care on a motorcycle!
Peace
It's not for me. Might ride on the back on the rare occasion but will definitely be wearing a helmet too.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1017212 Nov 2, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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late night mumbo jumbo
One of the most clever and scathing instances of refuting I've ever seen.

Way to show no mercy, "LCNLin."

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017213 Nov 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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contrary to popular opinion, public schools function very well in most of the country, with union-controlled urban schools being a notable exception...
contrary to your opinion, many religious schools suck, as does much of home-schooling...
Well, statistics would disagree with you about private schools and home schooling.

But you're right about union-controlled urban schools. The problem is union-controlled schools are nationwide.

Even if rural schools, small town schools and many small city schools aren't as doomed as inner city schools, unions have administrators under their thumbs and teachers feel like they're walking on eggshells in most all public schools - some worse than others.
Big Bubba Blackcock

Redlands, CA

#1017214 Nov 2, 2013
" if yous like yer doctor yous can keep yer doctor"

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1017216 Nov 2, 2013
Guess I'll say good-night now. I really am pooped.

Since: Dec 08

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#1017217 Nov 2, 2013

Since: Dec 08

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#1017219 Nov 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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one need not have a degree in economics to know not to spend money one does not have...
everyone gets to be whatever they want here...
Economist...Lawyer....Philosop her...

I'm an Astronaut...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1017220 Nov 2, 2013
Good Night Gracie...

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1017221 Nov 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Well, statistics would disagree with you about private schools and home schooling.
But you're right about union-controlled urban schools. The problem is union-controlled schools are nationwide.
Even if rural schools, small town schools and many small city schools aren't as doomed as inner city schools, unions have administrators under their thumbs and teachers feel like they're walking on eggshells in most all public schools - some worse than others.
Apparently $70 Billion isn't enough. Arne wants even MORE...

Since Congress created the Department of Education under Jimmy Carter 30 years ago, American students have lost ground against other nations.

How bad is it? Last year, an international assessment showed that U.S. students ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math among 34 countries. This prompted U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to say,“This is an absolute wake-up call for America.... We have to deal with the brutal truth. We have to get much more serious about investing in education.”

http://www.paducahsun.com/view/full_story_fre...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017222 Nov 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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The debt began before any of us were born, but the "mountains" started to grow when LBJ declared "war on poverty" with his Great Society.
the war on poverty is a tremendous success, keeping people alive for generations in a permanent state of poverty....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017223 Nov 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Well, statistics would disagree with you about private schools and home schooling.
But you're right about union-controlled urban schools. The problem is union-controlled schools are nationwide.
Even if rural schools, small town schools and many small city schools aren't as doomed as inner city schools, unions have administrators under their thumbs and teachers feel like they're walking on eggshells in most all public schools - some worse than others.
if your religious school teaches Biblical creation as factual, then your science program is a joke....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017224 Nov 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Apparently $70 Billion isn't enough. Arne wants even MORE...
Since Congress created the Department of Education under Jimmy Carter 30 years ago, American students have lost ground against other nations.
How bad is it? Last year, an international assessment showed that U.S. students ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math among 34 countries. This prompted U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to say,“This is an absolute wake-up call for America.... We have to deal with the brutal truth. We have to get much more serious about investing in education.”
http://www.paducahsun.com/view/full_story_fre...
of course, flooding the country with illegal aliens has nothing to do with the decline....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1017225 Nov 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, statistics would disagree with you about private schools and home schooling.
But you're right about union-controlled urban schools. The problem is union-controlled schools are nationwide.
Even if rural schools, small town schools and many small city schools aren't as doomed as inner city schools, unions have administrators under their thumbs and teachers feel like they're walking on eggshells in most all public schools - some worse than others.
most, although not all, home schooling is a joke...producing socially isolated kids taught basics by parents with high school educations at best....
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1017226 Nov 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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No...but any given pharmacy should charge the same price to all customers, just like any other product in any other store.....
So you are against free enterprise then? All prices of all products are not the same in every store. The only way for all drugs to be at the same price for everyone is by government control.
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1017227 Nov 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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most, although not all, home schooling is a joke...producing socially isolated kids taught basics by parents with high school educations at best....
Agree. Do home school parents receive tax payer funds to educate their children?
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1017228 Nov 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
More importantly, Lily, why would YOU want to deny parents the freedom to choose what school they think would better educate their children?
If all schools are required to teach a standard curriculum, why would you deny Muslim or Jewish or Quaker or Amish parents the freedom to choose?
Since when did taxpayers become so intolerant of religious freedom when private schools provide a better education?
No one is being forced to choose a private school. But why should parents be forced to send their children to public schools?
Nobody is forced, you have choices. You just want the taxpayers to pay for it. Public education is for everyone, you want to go to church, do it on Sunday no One is stopping you. Go to church every night if you want, who cares?
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1017229 Nov 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Apparently $70 Billion isn't enough. Arne wants even MORE...
Since Congress created the Department of Education under Jimmy Carter 30 years ago, American students have lost ground against other nations.
How bad is it? Last year, an international assessment showed that U.S. students ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math among 34 countries. This prompted U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to say,“This is an absolute wake-up call for America.... We have to deal with the brutal truth. We have to get much more serious about investing in education.”
http://www.paducahsun.com/view/full_story_fre...
So says the cop with a GED

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