Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1483613 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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Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1018608 Nov 5, 2013
A nice fable, although too accurate:

Ant and Grasshopper : The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast and label the ant as greedy.

Chris Matthews asks, How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing,'It's Not Easy Being Green.’

Occupy the Anthill stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the previously mentioned news stations film them Yelling "No Justice, No Peace" followed by them singing, We shall overcome, Imagine and Kumbaya.

Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper's sake, while they curse the ant and say his selfishness was the result of racism and Income Inequality.

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in interviews with Bill Maher that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share and then pass a 2700 page bill called GRASSHOPPERCARE that no one reads before it becomes law.

Finally, the EEOC drafts a 4000 page Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer that will heavily regulate the ants activities.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again. The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize and ruin the once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood. They wear hoodies and if Obama had a grasshopper, it'd look just like them.

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018609 Nov 5, 2013
Thank Goodness!

"Global warming 'pause' may last for 20 more years and Arctic sea ice has already started to recover"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-24857...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1018610 Nov 5, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney provided his own warning and the public noticed.
47%
It was John Huntsmans father who told Harry Reid about Mitts tax evasion
THE WORD OF GOD BIBLE

Louisburg, NC

#1018611 Nov 5, 2013
Seperation From God
Will Punishment For The Wicked Be Eternal?
By Clovis E. Miller
We, as Christian believers, like to think about going to heaven; seeing the Lord Jesus; meeting family members who went on before us, and living among the great saints who have came forth down through the ages. However, we really don't like to think much about the other side of the coin. The Bible clearly tells us the the vast majority of people living; or who have ever lived upon the earth, will end up being eternally seperated from God. According to Jesus Himself, many (as in a great multitude) will follow the wide road which leads to destruction, but there will be few (relative to the size of the first group), who will follow the narrow road which leads to eternal life {Matt. 7:13-14} This was true in the days of Noah, when the flood destroyed all, but a few {Gen. 6:5-8} ; and likewise, will be true in the last days {Matt. 24:37-39}. There are about seven billon souls on earth today. Among these, are approximately two billon professing Christians. Even among those are a sizable portion of nominal (in name only) Christians. If the entire two billon were truly Christians by the Biblical standard; they would still be greatly out numbered by the non-believers of the world, both past and present.
Some people believe that God is just too merciful to allow anyone, no matter how wicked they were, to be punished eternally. They feel that His righteous anger will eventually be vented or appeased, and that He, in His goodness, will simply cause the wicked to cease to exist. He would be cruel to do anything otherwise, because as we know, God is love. In Matt. 25:46 however, we find that the wicked will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life. The same Greek word is used in this text, for both "everlasting" and "eternal" and is pronounced, "ahee-o'-nee-os", which means, "without end, never to cease". The reason why the wicked must be punished, without end, has nothing to do with God being cruel to them.
Scripture plainly teaches us, that the only remedy for sin is the shed blood of Jesus Christ. It doesn't matter if we have only one sin or if they number in the tens of thousands. Unless the blood of Jesus is applied to each and every one, they will remain ever present, and cannot be otherwise removed. Likewise, unforgiven sin cannot be diminished by the passage of time or eternity, so that it's consequences are in anywise mitigated.
Punishment cannot cease because the guilty party has rejected, or ignored, the only thing which can remove the offense. If one were punished for ten thousand times ten thousand years, as we count time; at the end of that period, the sin would be just as apparent as it was at the first moment in which it was committed. Though we, as unrepentant individuals, may forget about the many sins which we have committed; be assured that Almighty God has not forgetten a single one of them. It is well stated in Scripture that, "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." {Heb. 10:31}. Consider this truth: In the end, the choices we made during our lifetime, will confirm the truth which God has always known about us. God is not waiting to see how things will turn out. He already knows, and always has known, what the state of our heart will be at the end of each of our lives.
No amount of punishment can ever erase a single sin, nor placate the righteous indignation demanded by a Holy God against those who have not only rebelled against Him; but have rejected His gracious offer of forgivness. To avoid such an end, it is required that we accept of His plan of redemption {Rom. 10:9-10}. It is also stated in Scripture, that every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord to the Glory of God {Ro. 14:11 ; Ph. 2:10-11}.
THE WORD OF GOD BIBLE

Louisburg, NC

#1018612 Nov 5, 2013
So, we understand that the choice is not: will we do it; but rather, when will we do it. We will either do it in this life, where we can receive the benefits of His redemptive plan; or we will do it on Judgment Day; where, after our confession is uttered, we will be rejected by God {Matt. 25:41}. The Lord has given each of us free will, and will totally respect the choice we make in this matter, and ultimately give us the appropriate entitlements that belongs to that choice.

In death, the unforgiven sins become chained, or fused to the departed. There is no escaping their final state, regardless of how remorseful they may be, or how loud they may cry out to God with their voices. There will be no one to hear their distress, and no one to intercede on their behalf. God Himself, in showing mercy to the redeemed, will cause even them, to forever forget the names of the unrepentant {Ps. 34:16}. It may well be, that God Himself will forget them, just as He forgets the sins of the repentant, which were cleansed by the blood of Jesus.

The wicked will soar into the blackness of eternity, with only themselves aware of their condition. Forever lonely and comfortless, they will never again know the goodness, or mercy, of God. No doubt, those who find themselves in this position, will be forever sentenced to review the reason they are there. Every sin, brought to light when they stood before the judgment seat of God, will be replayed. When that is finished, it will be revisited, cycling over and over, again and again, without any possibility of a break or rest. Consumed by their own misery, there will be no consolation found, even if it were possible to see another undergoing greater suffering than that which is assigned to them. All of these things, along with the sense of being literally burned with fire without relief; or being eaten by worms which continuously devour the flesh, yet are unable to fully consume their host, as we are told in Mark 9:46; is the real Hell of being cut off from God. It's easy to understand why a loving God is not willing that anyone should end up in such a condition. This condition was originally created as punishment for Satan and his angels; but it will also become the abode for those humans who follow his rebellious ways.{Matt. 25:41}

That's the horror that awaits the unredeemed. God however, is quite open to the forgiveness of sin {John 3:16-17}. He is more about seeing the disobedient change the direction of their lives, so that He can allow us to escape the consequences of our wrong doing, which would otherwise lead to our being eternally cut off from His presence. We are a part of His creation, and He takes no comfort in seeing even the wicked undergo perpetual destruction {Ezekiel 18:23}; especially when He has so generously provided a way to escape such a fate. That's the good news. He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance {II Pet. 3:9}.
THE WORD OF GOD BIBLE

Louisburg, NC

#1018613 Nov 5, 2013
Repentance is not feeling, or saying, that we are sorry, when we commit sin. The term for that is remorse. Repentance occurs when that remorse becomes strong enough to causes us to change our minds, about the sin which we have committed, and to cease from any futher indulgence in it. For how shall we, who have been delivered by the blood of Jesus, from death brought on by our sin, continue to practice the very thing which caused Him to be put to death in the first place? He did not die, to give us a license to practice the very thing which required Him to die; but to open our eyes to the truth: our sin is so destructive, that it took the very life of the Son of God to gain forgiveness for us. Romans 8:3 states, that the Son of God came in the likeness of sinful flesh, and condemned sin in the flesh. It goes on to say that we are the sons of God if we are led by His Spirit, and that we should follow the example of Jesus by condemning sin in our own flesh {Rom. 8:13-14}. That is to say: When we are tempted to sin against God, we should call the focal point of that temptation, exactly what it is: SIN, and deny it any place our heart. As I have stated in another article, God has called us to an attitude of holiness; which can best be defined as, loving and doing what is good and right, and hateing and shunning what is evil and wrong.

The plan of salvation is very basic, so no one needs to misunderstand what is required. First and foremost, we must come to the realization that, in God's eyes, we are in a fallen state, from which we cannot redeem ourselves. No amount of good works, regardless of their magnitude, can set us free from the charges of the sins we have committed. This state is universal. It crosses all boundries including that of natinonality, race, or religion. men, women, young people, old people, rich or poor: no one is exempt from this condition. Romans 3:23, tells us that, "...all have sinned and come short of the glory of God". This condition exist: partly because we are all descendants of the original human sinners: Adam and Eve {Gen. 2:16-17 ; Gen. 3:6}; and partly, because we, of our own free will, choose to follow their example.

Second, God requires us to take responsibility for the sins we have committed. We must not only see that we are in a fallen state, but also admit that we are a sinner, without hope. Pride is the greatest hurdle which most people face in being reconciled to God. If this point is crossed we must then be willing to embrace a repentant attitude, as described above. When we reach that point, then we are in a position to receive the mercy which God has provided for us. It is now required that we accept God's plan of salvation, or redemption by accepting that Jesus Christ is the Son of God; that He came down from Heaven; lived a sinless life and became an acceptable substitute, to die for the sins we have committed. God took the sins of each one of us and charged them to the account of Jesus. In doing so, Jesus, in His death, was able to bear our sins away from the presence of God. To gain the benefit of this, we must acknowledge, that we believe that Jesus not only died for and with our sins, but that God raised Him from the dead afterwards. The resurrection of Jesus is the crowning proof that God's plan of redemption has been established. By His resurrection, we can rest assured that the one who took our sins and their penalty, has also justified us in the eyes of God. It's God's guarantee that if we put our trust in this, our sins are forgiven.

This is the essence of God's plan of salvation: we are lost because of our sins; but He so loves us that He took our sins and charged them to His Son, that He might be able to show mercy to us, and look upon us as fully justified people. For more on the sacrifice which Jesus made for us,

http://webspace.webring.com/people/lw/webberm...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018614 Nov 5, 2013
When you listen, you hear...

{Democratic strategy: Blame insurance companies,'They are a fantastic enemy'}

http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2538447...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018615 Nov 5, 2013
Crappy legislation brings out the wackos!!!!

"Mitch McConnell: More believe in 'Bigfoot' than Obamacare"

http://washingtonexaminer.com/mitch-mcconnell...
TheIndependentMa jority

Lexington, KY

#1018616 Nov 5, 2013
Must be Tuesday testimonial day?

Okay!

We make it our aim ... to be well pleasing to [God].—2 Corinthians 5:9

In a children’s ministry in my church, we hand out cards to the kids when we notice their good behavior. They collect the cards and receive prizes for the good choices they’ve made. We are trying to reinforce good behavior rather than focusing on bad behavior.

When one leader handed a card to 11-year-old Tyree, he responded,“No, thanks. I don’t need one; I want to behave well, and I don’t need a reward for that.” For him, doing the right thing was its own reward. He definitely has good values ingrained in him, and he wants to live them out—prize or not.

As believers in Jesus, we will receive rewards one day. Second Corinthians 5:10 says that everyone will “receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”

But to get a reward should not be our motivation for right living. Neither is it to earn salvation. Living out of LOVE should be our heart’s desire.

(w/slight edits to accomodate ALL of humanity-no labelduhmlabel needed -courtesy of ODB/RBM.org)
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018617 Nov 5, 2013
And the Insurance companies go CHA-CHING!

"49-State Analysis: Obamacare To Increase Individual-Market Premiums By Average Of 41%"

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/201...

HINT: Evil Rich white conservatives will be investing in medical/insurance mutual funds/stocks...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018618 Nov 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
It was John Huntsmans father who told Harry Reid about Mitts tax evasion
Tim Geithner
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018619 Nov 5, 2013
"that's what friends are for!"

"Media Trash Cruz's Father, Spare Obama's"

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/1104...
TheIndependentMa jority

Lexington, KY

#1018621 Nov 5, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Crappy legislation brings out the wackos!!!!
"Mitch McConnell: More believe in 'Bigfoot' than Obamacare"
http://washingtonexaminer.com/mitch-mcconnell...
IDENTIFY and VERIFY!!!

In givverment social program offices ONLY-with all the rst of the other givverment social programs!

CAP, CURB (get a dam)B-U-D-G-E-T (and some damn ACCOUNTABILITY), Balance and live with in Americas means again!

The economy and Reality DEMANDS it!

T.E.A.!!!

Independent voters FOR America-INcluding the Working class; not commietic divide and drain against it!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1018622 Nov 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Sure hope Lily reads this.
Unfortunately, those who hold the keys to power in school reform are by and large those who are far removed from the realities of classroom teaching.
Teachers cannot help but feel that they ended up at the bottom of the food chain. Politicians who have never taught a child in their life enact legislation with naive indifference to its practicality at the classroom level. State and district administrators then implement the legislation with callous disregard for its negative impact on those who face flesh-and-blood children in the classroom each day.
Just as current legislation and education policies have had a negative impact on teachers, the departure of teachers will have a negative impact on our children.
And, as more and more of them choose to resign, their letters will take various forms, but the underlying message will be the same:“Enough, I’m outta here!”
http://www.azcentral.com/opinions/articles/20...
Think those were my exact words. Or at least my exact sentiment.
Teachers are some of the most hard working and devoted people who spend more time with our children than we do. They spend nights and weekends working on their craft; they make themselves available to students via cell phone and facebook. It's not a profession for everyone.
The disdain for the teaching profession is a republican mantra. This is fueled by evangelicals and wily businessmen like Jeb Bush who has his eye on the pie in the sky: public education money that he wants funneled into his bank account and he has been doing everything possible, as Governor of Florida and since then, behind the scenes to undermine public education. Name a Bush who ever made money in an honest way? They want that taxpayer money; it's a sick hunger. It was Jeb Bush who started FCAT in Florida; causing such stress to teachers who had to teach for a test that didn't have an affect on the students grade. It's all politics and it's sick.
I am glad that you realized that teaching wasn't your forte. You did countless students a favor.
Teachers are underpaid and overworked; just like nurses.
The politicans who want to dismantle public education don't have any regard for the poor and middle class; their kids never have to go to public school.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018623 Nov 5, 2013
Chocolate city!

"80,000 Louisianians' health insurance policies will be canceled under Affordable Care Act"

http://www.nola.com/health/index.ssf/2013/11/...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1018624 Nov 5, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
Must be Tuesday testimonial day?
Okay!
We make it our aim ... to be well pleasing to [God].—2 Corinthians 5:9
In a children’s ministry in my church, we hand out cards to the kids when we notice their good behavior. They collect the cards and receive prizes for the good choices they’ve made. We are trying to reinforce good behavior rather than focusing on bad behavior.
When one leader handed a card to 11-year-old Tyree, he responded,“No, thanks. I don’t need one; I want to behave well, and I don’t need a reward for that.” For him, doing the right thing was its own reward. He definitely has good values ingrained in him, and he wants to live them out—prize or not.
As believers in Jesus, we will receive rewards one day. Second Corinthians 5:10 says that everyone will “receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”
But to get a reward should not be our motivation for right living. Neither is it to earn salvation. Living out of LOVE should be our heart’s desire.
(w/slight edits to accomodate ALL of humanity-no labelduhmlabel needed -courtesy of ODB/RBM.org)
Flo passes out tics in church. What a beaut.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1018625 Nov 5, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
Tim Geithner
What does that mean? Was he running for President? No. Idiot.
TheIndependentMa jority

Lexington, KY

#1018626 Nov 5, 2013
Sane, rational, ethical people have a nice day!

Partisan, labelduhmlabel, empty bobbleheaded type HIPPA/Constitutional breaching OWS type nutcase libuhrulTic haters-you know what you can do!

T.E.A.!!

Christie/Ryan/Paul, uncle Joe et al 2016!

Leadership FOR ALL of America again-not just commie-thug divide and drain against it!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1018627 Nov 5, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
And the Insurance companies go CHA-CHING!
"49-State Analysis: Obamacare To Increase Individual-Market Premiums By Average Of 41%"
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/201...
HINT: Evil Rich white conservatives will be investing in medical/insurance mutual funds/stocks...
You're right on this one; this is why the insurance companies should be dismantled and universal single payer healthcare paid through taxation is the only way to go. Healthcare should not be a for profit business.
Insurance companies are like a mafia; they write policies with pages of disclaimers and terms of use that no one reads until they're being wheeled into surgery and someone in admissions is running after them demanding a check.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1018628 Nov 5, 2013
Random poster...

what I want vs what someone thinks you need...

What is he talking about?

"I trust my old Ford pickup truck. It does exactly what I need it to do. I do not need anything extra from it.

Should the Federal government be able to tell me I need to buy a brand new vehicle because it doesn't have a built-in GPS tracker, or perhaps work as well as they like?"

Westbank1964

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