Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1523683 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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“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1020927 Nov 8, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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You wouldn't "see" the positives of true charities at work like that splayed around for the world to see (as so much is done these days) because they are done NOT for "stage show" accolades, but rather instead Quietly, for RIGHT reasons in the RIGHT ways.
"Quietly"? Are you kidding me? All they do is tout "their" charity work for "stage show" accolades.....always ignoring the FACT that it is funded by the Federal Government.

"Funding increases for Catholic organizations in recent years include the following:

An increase from $12.45 million (2008) to $57.89 million (2011) in USDA food assistance to Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

An increase from just over $440 million (2008) to more than $554 million (2010) to Catholic Charities USA

Increases in Dept. of Labor grants to Catholic organizations such as Catholic Charities of Kansas for ex-offender reintegration and other programs from $300,000 (2009) to more than $5 million (2011)

An increase of HHS funding for Catholic Medical Mission Board global health activities from $500,000 (2008) to $7 million (2011)."

http://www.networklobby.org/news-media/federa...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1020928 Nov 8, 2013
Conservatives Criticize Catholic Charities’ Federal Funding Deal
October 2009

"A plan by the Obama administration to funnel up to $100 million to Catholic Charities has come under fire from conservative Catholics who say church agencies should rely on voluntary support.


Details of the funding were announced in August. According to media accounts, Catholic Charities applied for the grant late in 2008 to help victims of natural disasters. Under the terms of the contract, Catholic Charities would provide long-term aid to victims, tracking their needs for as long as 18 months.


The Rev. Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA, said the contract, which was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proof that the church-affiliated agency has the experience to do the job.

But some conservative critics of Obama were not pleased.

“Catholic Charities does a lot of good,” Michael O’Dea, director of Christus Medicus, a group that promotes Catholic insurance plans, told the National Catholic Register.“They need the money. But I would prefer that the money would come from the generosity of the Catholic community. When you take government money, the government can start telling you what to do.”

Others speculated that Obama had steered the grant to Catholic Charities to soften Catholic criticism of his policies on abortion.

“The political party in power can give its support of Catholic Charities so it can make the case,‘We’re not as bad as people say we are,’ even though they are the most pro-abortion administration in human history,” said the Rev. Robert Sirico, a Catholic priest who works with the libertarian-oriented Acton Institute."

https://www.au.org/church-state/october-2009-...
Navy Corpseman

United States

#1020929 Nov 8, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
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How cliche.
So does the buck stop with Bush for his BS War on Iraq and the recession he left behind?
We were not in a war with Iraq!(triple deficit,$ website)

444 days;1975 the "Fall of Saigon" 3,000,000 innocent Vietnamese/others slaughtered!

4 people dead in Benghazi;NO ANSWERS from our Muslim lover appeaser ODUMMY,Hillary...

I have an answer;"IMPEACHMENT! "

There should be criminal proceedings against Odummy,Eric Holder,Hillary,Rice,Sebelius etc. by the Senate judiciary committee for racketeering,money laundering,War crimes genuflechting to our enemies,violating the constitution,commingling $ trillions,and

OSTUPIDASSCARE

I'm too angry to write

Murrells,Inlet S.Carolina

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1020930 Nov 9, 2013
Navy Corpseman wrote:
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We were not in a war with Iraq!(triple deficit,$ website)
444 days;1975 the "Fall of Saigon" 3,000,000 innocent Vietnamese/others slaughtered!
4 people dead in Benghazi;NO ANSWERS from our Muslim lover appeaser ODUMMY,Hillary...
I have an answer;"IMPEACHMENT! "
There should be criminal proceedings against Odummy,Eric Holder,Hillary,Rice,Sebelius etc. by the Senate judiciary committee for racketeering,money laundering,War crimes genuflechting to our enemies,violating the constitution,commingling $ trillions,and
OSTUPIDASSCARE
I'm too angry to write
Murrells,Inlet S.Carolina
Denial of the Iraq War. Really?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1020931 Nov 9, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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How is a 2006 and 2008 study of "shrimp on a treadmill" connected to liberals?
NBC’s “The Today Show”
November 25, 2008
“How a shrimp on a treadmill became a Web sensation:
YouTube phenomenon is actually a serious experiment, scientists explain.”
CBC Radio Show “As It Happens”
October 20, 2006
SICK SHRIMP TREADMILL
Duration: 00:05:52
If you've never seen a shrimp run, well, that puts you squarely in the majority. But as recent research vividly demonstrates, these crustaceans are capable of more than just wearing a delicious coat of golden-brown batter. In fact, they're capable of running on a treadmill. The flipside of that information? Scientists are capable of building a treadmill on which shrimp can run.
http://burnettl.people.cofc.edu/research/trea...
Killtaker is just another uninformed, uneducated right whiner who lacks the ability to comprehend complex issues.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1020932 Nov 9, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
What slurs are you speaking of?
My saying our boy president is not up to his job as president of the United States?
My saying the president is a liar, or did you not hear him say if you like your health insurance you can keep it. Period.? Tell that to the 5 million American's who have already had their health insurance cancelled.
My saying you are a racist turd?
Peace
KMA
You know that it s a racial slur to call a black man "boy".

You also know there are other terms other than "boy" to describe a young male.

The idea you insist on calling the President "boy" instead of the other terms, proves you are a racist f*ck.

Your sad excuse fools no one.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1020933 Nov 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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It's not that we're "better". It's just that, in comparison, progressive liberals are so much worse. No offense.
Even if you don't respect traditional values, it's not your job to dictate if I can or cannot - and demonize me if I do.
Progressive liberals drew the line in the sand.
Traditionalists have been put in the position of demanding our views be respected. As different as they may be from yours, they are simply different.
It's progressives who have made verbal bullying the norm.
You're full of crap as usual Carol. It's your side that have for years used legislation to force your own narrow views on the country as a whole. You've used laws to treat working taxpaying citizens as second class, denying the equal protection under the law because of their sexual orientation. That's bullying. I don't really care what your personal beliefs are but you don't have the right to force them on other people. We are a progressive nation Carol, the Founding Fathers were progressives and the Constitution is a progressive document. As Theodore Roosevelt said in his speech "The New Nationalism" in Osawatomie, Kansas on August31, 1910;
"A great democracy must be progressive or it will soon cease to be a democracy."

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1020934 Nov 9, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
No way I would want to be in your life.
What I would really like would be the government to get out of my life.
Peace
KMA
"What I would really like would be the government to get out of my life."

Really funny from a person on MEDICARE.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1020935 Nov 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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all new individual policies are now the same as exchange policies...the only difference is the welfare kickback...
Insurance companies know the marketplace has changed & they can no longer get huge premiums from individual buyers. Thank you the ACA.

You said the market for individual insurance was no longer there & people had to buy in the exchanges.

This was not true.

You can buy these policies from the insurance companies.

Galt know very little about how the insurance industry operates. Either Galt always got insurance through his employer & through the government all his life.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1020936 Nov 9, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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So now Clinton and Monica had sex? I'm sure your apology will be forthcoming. Gotcha, doorknob
I was speaking in generalities not Clinton/Monica.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1020937 Nov 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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for one person...double that for a couple...
I was pointing out the age factor.

What do you think it costs for insurance? Again, you have no clue as to the health insurance marketplace now or in the past.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1020938 Nov 9, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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You can't have an intelligent conversation with a person like Dumb Dave. He saw "something" on TV so now he is an authority!
<shaking head>
I get it.

Seeing ads from private insurance companies for policies for individuals has nothing to do with Galt claiming private insurance companies no long offer policies to individual buyers.

Dumbass
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1020939 Nov 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You know that it s a racial slur to call a black man "boy".
You also know there are other terms other than "boy" to describe a young male.
The idea you insist on calling the President "boy" instead of the other terms, proves you are a racist f*ck.
Your sad excuse fools no one.
You're STILL crying "racist"??????????

Maybe if Obama acted like a MAN instead of a BOY people would stop referring to him as a boy.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1020940 Nov 9, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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You would not last as an employee of mine for two days Dumb Dave.
Why do you even post here with us?
Earth to dope! You forgot to take earning into consideration.
That is a factor in what you pay.
Your post is crap.
You never, ever provide any backup for the garbage you spew.
1 - Where specifically (link) did you get this crap you just posted?
2 - what were the parameters you used (INCLUDING INCOME)!
dope.
Look buttwad, how much you earn does not affect the price of a health insurance poilicy.

My example includes no subsidies as I would not qualify.

What I posted is true about what I pay now & what it would cost on the exchanges. I know what I pay now. I went on the exchanges to see what options I would have there. A plan with the exact same benefits, a nationwide PPO, would cost 45% less - no subsidies.

Get informed & you won't keep embarrassing yourself here every day.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1020941 Nov 9, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
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You're STILL crying "racist"??????????
Maybe if Obama acted like a MAN instead of a BOY people would stop referring to him as a boy.
I love it how you right whiners flock in to make excuses for our racist buddies.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1020942 Nov 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Democrats can't even bring themselves to say the word "reform" when it comes to SS and Medicaid.
It might cost them votes.
But they all know neither program is sustainable.
It's just another can that's dented all to hell from being kicked it down the road to buy more time to blame Republicans.
Yeah Carol, we all know what the GOP means by "reform". They want to cut benefits, raise the retirement age and some of the more extreme right wingers want to privatize it and turn it over to Wall Street. Here's a better solution. Raise or even eliminate the income cap on SS wages. Then we could lower the retirement age and make more jobs available to younger workers.
What about Medicaid Carol? Do you think that if companies like Walmart and McDonalds actually provided their workers with adequate health insurance and a living wage the need for social safety net programs would down? We're paying for some of these companies profits by providing their employees the means to survive like Medicaid and SNAP because the bottom line is all people like the Walton family cares about.

Raptors Revenge

“Democraps are stupid.”

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#1020943 Nov 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You know that it s a racial slur to call a black man "boy".
You also know there are other terms other than "boy" to describe a young male.
The idea you insist on calling the President "boy" instead of the other terms, proves you are a racist f*ck.
Your sad excuse fools no one.
But it's ok to call a white man "whiteboy". Right?

LOL!!!!!!!!! You dumbass.
TheIndependentMa joroity

Lexington, KY

#1020944 Nov 9, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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so does Rahm Emmanuel. and Doomberg.
I'd have NO clue about that, nor would I even ever consider wanting one.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1020945 Nov 9, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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You're full of crap as usual Carol. It's your side that have for years used legislation to force your own narrow views on the country as a whole. You've used laws to treat working taxpaying citizens as second class, denying the equal protection under the law because of their sexual orientation. That's bullying. I don't really care what your personal beliefs are but you don't have the right to force them on other people. We are a progressive nation Carol, the Founding Fathers were progressives and the Constitution is a progressive document. As Theodore Roosevelt said in his speech "The New Nationalism" in Osawatomie, Kansas on August31, 1910;
"A great democracy must be progressive or it will soon cease to be a democracy."
Yet liberals don't mind forcing their personal beliefs on everyone.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1020946 Nov 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I love it how you right whiners flock in to make excuses for our racist buddies.
Hahahahaha, yet YOU are the only one whining!!!!!

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