Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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#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:
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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.
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
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1017230 Nov 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You're so not getting it, I don't even know where to begin.
But let me assure you envy isn't the issue. It was a male fifth grade student. I'm just not into that kind of clothing or sneakers.
However, I did feel a little sorry for a few of the other boys in my class who wore their older siblings hand-me-downs and brought a sandwich from home every day.
Even so, it's probably still too obvious. So just forget it.
I'm only sorry you twisted this into something so unrecognizable it made you sick.
What a load. You couldn't stand the the Hispanic kid was dressed nicely. Period. If he was white you wouldn't have even had such a thought. Perhaps the kid had grandparents who bought his clothes; perhaps his parents were divorced and his father bought the clothes, perhaps his mother worked in a retail store... The possibilities are endless. Free lunch is based on income.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1017231 Nov 2, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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What have the poor ever done for anybody? What do they create? Besides problems?
when you see Jesus, don't forget to tell him how you feel...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1017232 Nov 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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The only "losers" are people like you who believe this country's problems are all the fault of one party.
__________
Add President Clinton to the long list of people who deserve a share of the blame for the housing bubble and bust.
http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/hotpro...
funny how Reich wing idiots think they're the only party with the correct answer..
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1017233 Nov 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text> when you see Jesus, don't forget to tell him how you feel...
Imagine if there were no poor people, who would they pick on then?

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#1017234 Nov 2, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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In a perfect world, bad teachers and administrators would be fired.
Last I checked, it wasn't perfect.
"Educators" are too busy bending over for Obama by putting below average intelligence students in advanced placement classes. Expecting high performance results from corporations dumbed down by employees with faux degrees is taking political correctness too far.



You won't see Japan risking it's economy by soothing the damaged egos of losers who think a college degree is something they deserve instead of something they achieve.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1017235 Nov 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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...the economic engine of the US is hibernating until the Obama disaster leaves town...nothing to do with politics, just pure self-preservation...why risk your money to make money when the government wants to take it all???...
so now you're claiming business is political?

Gee son. That means Citizens United gives corporation even more protection by law by the Reich wing.

Talk about incestuous...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1017236 Nov 3, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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I'll tell the folks at Bloomberg Business they don't know "a thing" and you'll be right over to straighten them out. Fool.
by all means. Make sure you tell them they have an interesting opinion on an issue they didn't support.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1017237 Nov 3, 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...
Well gee son... people like Ken lay created money when it didn't exist. Perhaps that's when a degree makes a difference...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1017238 Nov 3, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Imagine if there were no poor people, who would they pick on then?
the war on women will then take on a greater prominence...
lucy

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