Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1744638 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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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1022036 Nov 11, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
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Yet liberals don't mind forcing their personal beliefs on everyone.
And exactly how are we doing that?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1022037 Nov 11, 2013
"I didn't create the system, I am just living in it." - Homer(I) 2016

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022038 Nov 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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I have a problem with your last statement. For some reason, it was the Democrat-controlled Congress that selected him to succeed Nixon, and they knew Nixon would never finish his term when they did that. I don't think anyone on the Warren Commission served the country honorably. RINOs are not a recent phenomenon. McCain served the country honorably until he went to Washington.
If for no other reason, an unelected president is something shameful in a country like ours, and there should never be any precedent or honor assiciated with that. The fact that he presided over the world-wide retreat of the United States during the Cold War is even more of a case.
Wait a minute, wait a minute, wasn't Ford the republican minority leader of the house? Next in line?
TSM

United States

#1022039 Nov 11, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>If there were no welfare/food stamps, Homer would have probably turned to crime as a child. Ya gotta eat.
I know this might be Old Fashion not Cool…You wanted eat (Get a Job!!)

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022040 Nov 11, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>He fell down a lot. That is how Homer remembers him.
I remember he never sniffed any kings' crotch, like Oblamer did, tubby.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1022041 Nov 11, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Whoo ye, boy!!! You sure got your tail in a twist!!!There is so much BS in there you could fertilize a whole yard.
If you want to offer a logical fact based counter argument then be my guest. Otherwise STFU!

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022042 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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typical leftwinger who believes that lack of money justifies stealing...
Of course, Squeeltime really means the demorat authored mortgage meltdown recession, as i have proved numerous times..

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022043 Nov 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Both the hungry and bored are unpredictable Galt. It has nothing to do with politics__surely you can't be that fkn stupid.
BushCo nearly destroyed the nation leaving many unemployed, bankrupt, in heavy debt etc.
Obama is simply another byproduct of the BushCo disaster and to his credit in one term he managed to salvage and the reignite the economy save for the home building and allied industries.
You're a moron.
sorry, squeeler:

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

The thousands of mortgage defaults and foreclosures in the "subprime" housing market (i.e., mortgage holders with poor credit ratings) is the direct result of thirty years of government policy that has forced banks to make bad loans to un-creditworthy borrowers. The policy in question is the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which compels banks to make loans to low-income borrowers and in what the supporters of the Act call "communities of color" that they might not otherwise make based on purely economic criteria.

The original lobbyists for the CRA were the hardcore leftists who supported the Carter administration and were often rewarded for their support with government grants and programs like the CRA that they benefited from. These included various "neighborhood organizations," as they like to call themselves, such as "ACORN" (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). These organizations claim that over $1 trillion in CRA loans have been made, although no one seems to know the magnitude with much certainty. A U.S. Senate Banking Committee staffer told me about ten years ago that at least $100 billion in such loans had been made in the first twenty years of the Act.

So-called "community groups" like ACORN benefit themselves from the CRA through a process that sounds like legalized extortion. The CRA is enforced by four federal government bureaucracies: the Fed, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The law is set up so that any bank merger, branch expansion, or new branch creation can be postponed or prohibited by any of these four bureaucracies if a CRA "protest" is issued by a "community group." This can cost banks great sums of money, and the "community groups" understand this perfectly well. It is their leverage. They use this leverage to get the banks to give them millions of dollars as well as promising to make a certain amount of bad loans in their communities.

You own it, Porky.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1022044 Nov 11, 2013
Mr Libtard wrote:
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Which proves us DemoThugs are no Christians.
If you say so Mr. Libtard.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1022045 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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you didn't lose a damn thing unless you sold at the bottom....
and if you bought at the bottom you made out well...
now is the time to be cautious...
You forget those who took retirement in 2008-2010 they had no choice.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1022046 Nov 11, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Not true. I suggest you look up the regulations regarding reporting payments made to independent contractors.
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Independent Contractor Defined
People such as doctors, dentists, veterinarians, lawyers, accountants, contractors, subcontractors, public stenographers, or auctioneers who are in an independent trade, business, or profession in which they offer their services to the general public are generally independent contractors. However, whether these people are independent contractors or employees depends on the facts in each case. The general rule is that an individual is an independent contractor if the payer has the right to control or direct only the result of the work and not what will be done and how it will be done. The earnings of a person who is working as an independent contractor are subject to Self-Employment Tax.
If you are an independent contractor, you are self-employed. To find out what your tax obligations are, visit the Self-Employed Tax Center.
You are not an independent contractor if you perform services that can be controlled by an employer (what will be done and how it will be done). This applies even if you are given freedom of action. What matters is that the employer has the legal right to control the details of how the services are performed.
If an employer-employee relationship exists (regardless of what the relationship is called), you are not an independent contractor and your earnings are generally not subject to Self-Employment Tax.
However, your earnings as an employee may be subject to FICA (Social Security tax and Medicare) and income tax withholding.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1022047 Nov 11, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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According to who Carol? Groups backed by the Koch brothers?
• Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades, according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
• The rate of warming is increasing. The 20th century's last two decades were the hottest in 400 years and possibly the warmest for several millennia, according to a number of climate studies. And the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that 11 of the past 12 years are among the dozen warmest since 1850.
• The Arctic is feeling the effects the most. Average temperatures in Alaska, western Canada, and eastern Russia have risen at twice the global average, according to the multinational Arctic Climate Impact Assessment report compiled between 2000 and 2004.
• Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, and the region may have its first completely ice-free summer by 2040 or earlier. Polar bears and indigenous cultures are already suffering from the sea-ice loss.
• Glaciers and mountain snows are rapidly melting—for example, Montana's Glacier National Park now has only 27 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. In the Northern Hemisphere, thaws also come a week earlier in spring and freezes begin a week later.
• Coral reefs, which are highly sensitive to small changes in water temperature, suffered the worst bleaching—or die-off in response to stress—ever recorded in 1998, with some areas seeing bleach rates of 70 percent. Experts expect these sorts of events to increase in frequency and intensity in the next 50 years as sea temperatures rise.
• An upsurge in the amount of extreme weather events, such as wildfires, heat waves, and strong tropical storms, is also attributed in part to climate change by some experts.
The recent typhoon in the Philippines was the strongest ever recorded and as ocean temperatures rise we can expect more such storms.
You didn't post a link or the date of this data. But according to an International Science Times' article published in September 2013:

"The incredible arctic ice growth after the record low of 2012 is significant. Just six years ago, a science article from the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free by the summer of 2013. The indication of global cooling indicates the opposite. According to monitors, the Arctic now features an unbroken ice sheet that is larger than half of Europe. The sheet stretches from the Canadian islands all the way to Russia's northern shores."

http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/6040/20...

And according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change in September 2013:

"Records of past climate changes suggest an altogether different scenario for the 21st century. Rather than drastic global warming at a rate of 0.5 ° C (1° F) per decade, historic records of past natural cycles suggest global cooling for the first several decades of the 21st century followed by global warming from about 2030 to 2060 and renewed global cooling from about 2060 to 2090."

http://www.globalresearch.ca/global-cooling-i...

It's a pattern - climate. You made Al Gore rich for nothing.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1022048 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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..or get a job...
I was 8 years old, I was trying to focus on 2nd grade.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1022049 Nov 11, 2013
Homer wrote:
"I didn't create the system, I am just living in it." - Homer(I) 2016
Show me liberal Homer and I will show you an addiction to ghetto, moocher and loser...
Homer wrote:
If there were no welfare/food stamps, Homer would have probably turned to crime as a child. Ya gotta eat.
It's the culture...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1022050 Nov 11, 2013
TSM wrote:
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I know this might be Old Fashion not Cool…You wanted eat (Get a Job!!)
Spoken like a true caveman "you wanted eat", grunt. gfy, you Texans are a bunch of dummies.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1022051 Nov 11, 2013
Bruce Hornsby — Thats Just The Way It Is lyrics

Standing in line marking time, waiting for the welfare dime
'Cause they can't buy a job
The man in the silk suit hurries by
As he catches the poor old ladies' eyes just for fun he says, "Get a job"

That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
But don't you believe them
They say hey little boy you can't go where the others go
'Cause you don't look like they do
Said hey old man how can you stand to think that way
Did you really think about it before you made the rules, he said, son

That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
But don't you believe them

Well they passed a law in '64
To give those who ain't got a little more
But it only goes so far because the law don't change another's mind
When all it sees at the hiring time is the line on the color bar

That's just the way it is
Some things will never change
That's just the way it is
Thats just the way it is, it is, it is, it is

Bottom line: Republicans have NO solutions.

Tea Baggers(collectively): Get a job!

Corporate America: Sorry, we shipped all the jobs overseas.

Rest of America: Now what?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1022052 Nov 11, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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If you want to offer a logical fact based counter argument then be my guest. Otherwise STFU!
It's Flack, give him a break, he's a moron.
TSM

United States

#1022053 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Kerry has cornered the market on Botox...
I disagree! I think Hillary/Pelosi has that Market!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1022054 Nov 11, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>He fell down a lot. That is how Homer remembers him.
He had a long and close relationship with Jimmy Carter.

Meanwhile back at the ranch:

Obama's Socialist Plot To Ruin America Sends Stocks Soaring

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/11/obam...

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1022055 Nov 11, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Do you realize that the more you defend Obama the more Muslims take over Australia?
Had not you seem the Middle East? Are you blind, stupid or idiot?
The Muslim Brothethood were a bunch of rag head nobodies until Obama's secret meeting with the president of Egypt after his Cairo speech where he told Mubarak to allow the Muslim Brotherhood more power in the government or else", Mubarak chose "else"!
Actually all Obama wanted was for Mubarak to cancel the Israel peace agreement or else Obama would send money secretly (against Congress authority) to the Muslim Brotherhood to fight Mubarak. Mubarak chose to keep the Egypt-Israel peace treaty knowing full well that Israel's God blessed military was ten times more powerful than Egypt's.
I am not scared of the Tea party, I am scared of clueless idiots like you!
You tell me what choice did Obama have over Egypt, that dude was democratically elected. Then after they experienced more of the same under his rule they rebelled again. There is NO QUICK fix for the middle east, you should have learnt that from Iraq. They are too tribal by nature and religion gets in the way of politics. So the only way to handle that is educate the population to think different or go back to dictatorships. One would have to think the later is the more obvious choice. What Obama does or thinks means squat, if he cuts off aid to Egypt then you have another Al Queda breeding ground. America needs less enemies not more!

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