Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1433278 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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THANKS VETERANS

Louisburg, NC

#1021764 Nov 11, 2013
The United States Marine Corps turns 238 years old today. While the Marine Corps Hymn speaks of Marines fighting “From the Halls of Montezuma, To the shores of Tripoli,” Marines first fought from the rolling decks of American warships, and in amphibious assaults, during the American Revolution, fighting for Independence and Liberty.

“On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress approved the resolution to establish two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. This date marks the official formation of the Continental Marines.”– 1st Commandant, Major Samuel Nicholas (1775-1783)

You can read the Continental Congress Resolution here.

Samuel Nicholas was the first “Captain of Marines”commissioned by Congress (and also the first officer to receive a naval commission from the Continental Congress), and promptly established the first Marine recruiting headquarters at Tun Tavern, Philadelphia (obviously Captain Nicholas, like most Marines since, appreciated a good beer!). And he knew that is where he could find good fighting men. In fact, as the Marines.com history page puts it:“one of his first recruits was popular patriot and [Tun] tavern owner Robert Mullan.” Another interesting fact about Captain Nicholas is that, much like “The Fighting Quaker” Smedley Butler (aka “Old Gimlet Eye”), Nicholas also came from a Quaker family in Pennsylvania. So, you could say that Captain Nicholas, the first Marine, was also a “fighting Quaker.”The Marines’ baptism of fire was during the battle of Nassau, when Continental Navy Commodore Esek Hopkins lead a successful Naval and amphibious assault on Nassau, March 3-4, 1776. The official standard flying over Commodore Hopkins Flagship during the battle was the Gadsden flag. Colonel Christopher Gadsden represented South Carolina in the Continental Congress and was one of the seven members of the Marine Committee outfitting that first naval mission, and presented the coiled rattlesnake flag to Commodore Hopkins before he departed for the Bahamas, to serve as distinctive personal standard for his flagship, and was displayed on the mainmast. Gadsden also presented a copy of this flag to the Congress of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. This was recorded in the South Carolina congressional journals on February 9, 1776:

Col. Gadsden presented to the Congress an elegant standard, such as is to be used by the commander in chief of the American Navy; being a yellow field, with a lively representation of a rattlesnake in the middle in the attitude of going to strike and these words underneath,“Don’t tread on me.”The First Marine Battle Flag: Striking Terror Into the Hearts of Tyrants and Wanna-be Tyrants from 1776 to 2013

Gee, we wonder why that is not mentioned on the official Marine Corps history and heritage page at Marines.com . Sadly, the oath-breaking “powers that be” currently controlling the United States government see that flag as a threat to their power and do not want you to know that it is one of our first battle flags, and that Marine blood was spilled beneath it while fighting a desperate Revolution against tyrant King George. And the spinners of lies and deceit at DHS, and at SPLC want modern Americans to forget that history, and to instead think of this flag as a symbol of “hate”,“extremism”, and “racism.” No, it is an American symbol of liberty, and the resolve to be “first to fight for freedom” against domestic enemies of liberty and the Constitution. Marines, never forget your own legacy, heritage, and history, even if the “official” history passed down by the DOD is erasing it.

Marines, you have a right to be proud of your legacy as defenders of liberty and the American way of life!!!

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2013/11/10/happy-...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1021765 Nov 11, 2013
THANKS VETERANS wrote:
The United States Marine Corps turns 238 years old today. While the Marine Corps Hymn speaks of Marines fighting “From the Halls of Montezuma, To the shores of Tripoli,” Marines first fought from the rolling decks of American warships, and in amphibious assaults, during the American Revolution, fighting for Independence and Liberty.
“On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress approved the resolution to establish two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. This date marks the official formation of the Continental Marines.”– 1st Commandant, Major Samuel Nicholas (1775-1783)
You can read the Continental Congress Resolution here.
Samuel Nicholas was the first “Captain of Marines”commissioned by Congress (and also the first officer to receive a naval commission from the Continental Congress), and promptly established the first Marine recruiting headquarters at Tun Tavern, Philadelphia (obviously Captain Nicholas, like most Marines since, appreciated a good beer!). And he knew that is where he could find good fighting men. In fact, as the Marines.com history page puts it:“one of his first recruits was popular patriot and [Tun] tavern owner Robert Mullan.” Another interesting fact about Captain Nicholas is that, much like “The Fighting Quaker” Smedley Butler (aka “Old Gimlet Eye”), Nicholas also came from a Quaker family in Pennsylvania. So, you could say that Captain Nicholas, the first Marine, was also a “fighting Quaker.”
Samuel_Nicholas
Captain Samuel Nicholas: The First “Fighting Quaker”
Slammin’ Brews and Kickin’ Ass Since 1775
The Marines’ baptism of fire was during the battle of Nassau, when Continental Navy Commodore Esek Hopkins lead a successful Naval and amphibious assault on Nassau, March 3-4, 1776. The official standard flying over Commodore Hopkins Flagship during the battle was the Gadsden flag. Colonel Christopher Gadsden represented South Carolina in the Continental Congress and was one of the seven members of the Marine Committee outfitting that first naval mission, and presented the coiled rattlesnake flag to Commodore Hopkins before he departed for the Bahamas, to serve as distinctive personal standard for his flagship, and was displayed on the mainmast. Gadsden also presented a copy of this flag to the Congress of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. This was recorded in the South Carolina congressional journals on February 9, 1776:
Col. Gadsden presented to the Congress an elegant standard, such as is to be used by the commander in chief of the American Navy; being a yellow field, with a lively representation of a rattlesnake in the middle in the attitude of going to strike and these words underneath,“Don’t tread on me.”
So, Marines, NEVER FORGET that your Marine brothers and ancestors first went into battle with this waving overhead:
Gadsden_flag.svg
The First Marine Battle Flag: Striking Terror Into the Hearts of Tyrants and Wanna-be Tyrants from 1776 to 2013
Gee, we wonder why that is not mentioned on the official Marine Corps history and heritage page at Marines.com . Sadly, the oath-breaking “powers that be” currently controlling the United States government see that flag as a threat to their power and do not want you to know that it is one of our first battle flags, and that Marine blood was spilled beneath it while fighting a desperate Revolution against tyrant King George. And the spinners of lies and deceit at DHS, and at SPLC want modern Americans to forget that history, and to instead think of this flag as a symbol of “hate”,“extremism”, and “racism.” No, it is an American symbol of liberty, and the resolve to be “first to fight for freedom” against domestic enemies of liberty and the Constitution. Marines, never forget your own legacy, heritage, and history, even if the “official” history passed down by the DOD is erasing it.
Don't Tread on Me.
Semper Fidelis.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1021766 Nov 11, 2013
THANKS VETERANS wrote:
The United States Marine Corps turns 238 years old today. While the Marine Corps Hymn speaks of Marines fighting “From the Halls of Montezuma, To the shores of Tripoli,” Marines first fought from the rolling decks of American warships, and in amphibious assaults, during the American Revolution, fighting for Independence and Liberty.
“On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress approved the resolution to establish two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. This date marks the official formation of the Continental Marines.”– 1st Commandant, Major Samuel Nicholas (1775-1783)
You can read the Continental Congress Resolution here.
Samuel Nicholas was the first “Captain of Marines”commissioned by Congress (and also the first officer to receive a naval commission from the Continental Congress), and promptly established the first Marine recruiting headquarters at Tun Tavern, Philadelphia (obviously Captain Nicholas, like most Marines since, appreciated a good beer!). And he knew that is where he could find good fighting men. In fact, as the Marines.com history page puts it:“one of his first recruits was popular patriot and [Tun] tavern owner Robert Mullan.” Another interesting fact about Captain Nicholas is that, much like “The Fighting Quaker” Smedley Butler (aka “Old Gimlet Eye”), Nicholas also came from a Quaker family in Pennsylvania. So, you could say that Captain Nicholas, the first Marine, was also a “fighting Quaker.”The Marines’ baptism of fire was during the battle of Nassau, when Continental Navy Commodore Esek Hopkins lead a successful Naval and amphibious assault on Nassau, March 3-4, 1776. The official standard flying over Commodore Hopkins Flagship during the battle was the Gadsden flag. Colonel Christopher Gadsden represented South Carolina in the Continental Congress and was one of the seven members of the Marine Committee outfitting that first naval mission, and presented the coiled rattlesnake flag to Commodore Hopkins before he departed for the Bahamas, to serve as distinctive personal standard for his flagship, and was displayed on the mainmast. Gadsden also presented a copy of this flag to the Congress of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. This was recorded in the South Carolina congressional journals on February 9, 1776:
Col. Gadsden presented to the Congress an elegant standard, such as is to be used by the commander in chief of the American Navy; being a yellow field, with a lively representation of a rattlesnake in the middle in the attitude of going to strike and these words underneath,“Don’t tread on me.”The First Marine Battle Flag: Striking Terror Into the Hearts of Tyrants and Wanna-be Tyrants from 1776 to 2013
Gee, we wonder why that is not mentioned on the official Marine Corps history and heritage page at Marines.com . Sadly, the oath-breaking “powers that be” currently controlling the United States government see that flag as a threat to their power and do not want you to know that it is one of our first battle flags, and that Marine blood was spilled beneath it while fighting a desperate Revolution against tyrant King George. And the spinners of lies and deceit at DHS, and at SPLC want modern Americans to forget that history, and to instead think of this flag as a symbol of “hate”,“extremism”, and “racism.” No, it is an American symbol of liberty, and the resolve to be “first to fight for freedom” against domestic enemies of liberty and the Constitution. Marines, never forget your own legacy, heritage, and history, even if the “official” history passed down by the DOD is erasing it.
Marines, you have a right to be proud of your legacy as defenders of liberty and the American way of life.
Don't Tread on Me.
Semper Fidelis.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021767 Nov 11, 2013
...and not is the time when evil rich white guys celebrate the Obama economy...

"Obama Stocks Among Best After Re-Election as Rally Tested'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-11/obam...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021768 Nov 11, 2013
*NOW
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021769 Nov 11, 2013
Diversity!!!!!

Alert!

"Despite failing a required FDNY running test five times, Wendy Tapia was allowed to graduate from the Fire Academy and become a firefighter. On Dec. 2, she is taking the test for an unprecedented sixth time."

http://nypost.com/2013/11/10/female-fdny-recr...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1021770 Nov 11, 2013
It looks like none of the fraud Democrats here want to touch this fact:
Can someone explain why the networks would outright laugh at the notion of a conspiracy to kill Kennedy for 50 years, then bombard the cable channels with multiple "documentaries" promoting the idea that there was a conspiracy to kill Kennedy and cover it up?
Mr Lib

United States

#1021771 Nov 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I suppose your indocrtrinated propaganda never educated you on the base principle of Ayn Rand's idealistic plots. The more people who achieve individual success, the better it is for EVERYONE else. Otherwise, we'll be subjected to the same poverty-stricken living conditions that were evident in every communist country that ever existed in history.
In regard to your earlier post, I doubt the Republican Party is on its "deathbed". But they could conceivably lose some ground.

As for poverty in America, there was not much of a middle class until the after WW II.

It was under Roosevelt that union strikes were made legal and allowed assembly line workers to bargain more effectively for higher wages.

The minimum wage also elevated the standard of living.

And then there were the safety nets of social security and unemployment benefits.

After WW II, thousands of GIs had the opportunity to attend college under the GI Bill.

These were crucial developments in raising the middle class.

Now I won't deny the role played by entrepreneurs, either.

In the final analysis, it required the influence of both to achieve overall prosperity.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021772 Nov 11, 2013
Wind power trumps birds!!!!

"A wind farm in the Montezuma Hills region of Northern California is seeking a permit to legally kill up to five golden eagles over the next five years even though the raptors are currently protected under federal law and an international migratory bird treaty."

http://m.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hol...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021773 Nov 11, 2013
Wind power good!!!!!

Killing birds ok...

==========
Evil oil...

"Oilsands giant Syncrude Canada will pay a $3-million penalty for the deaths of 1,600 ducks in one of its toxic tailings ponds in April 2008."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/syncru...
Vodka

Satellite Beach, FL

#1021774 Nov 11, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
We must be grateful,, they will make it easy for Hillary to become the next President.
In the words of Hillary ... "What DIFFERENCE does it make?"... when lily's swigging the old vodka by the gallon...
Vodka

Satellite Beach, FL

#1021775 Nov 11, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
What a load
First, Obama ...and next, Hillary ... keep loading up on that booze ... something's got to help ...
Vodka

Satellite Beach, FL

#1021776 Nov 11, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
So sayeth the biggest anti Semite on here. Did you read that Bush is raising funds for the Jews fe Jesus?
Thanks Bush! You clowns will never get a candidate into the White House!!!
Hillary: "What DIFFERENCE does it make?"

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1021777 Nov 11, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
In your little pea brain, anyone who speaks the truth about Israel is an infidel.
"Israel's continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East." Jimmy Carter
Getting rid of the Shah and instilling Islam in the World had nothing to do with Israel-unless of course you are saying Carter wanted Iran to kill the Jews in Israel.

You are a moron if you posted this comment in response to: Jimmah Carter foisted Islam on the rest of the world. He is the most famous infidel.

And you bash Israel? usm you are a bigot and a retarded bigot at that.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021778 Nov 11, 2013
Ayn Rand was nuts....

"Venezuelan military seizes major retail chain"

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021779 Nov 11, 2013
Priorities...

{Heartless Obama Steals Food From Children to Fund ‘Let’s Move’}

http://www.jammiewf.com/2013/heartless-obama-...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1021780 Nov 11, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
<quoted text>
In regard to your earlier post, I doubt the Republican Party is on its "deathbed". But they could conceivably lose some ground.
As for poverty in America, there was not much of a middle class until the after WW II.
It was under Roosevelt that union strikes were made legal and allowed assembly line workers to bargain more effectively for higher wages.
The minimum wage also elevated the standard of living.
And then there were the safety nets of social security and unemployment benefits.
After WW II, thousands of GIs had the opportunity to attend college under the GI Bill.
These were crucial developments in raising the middle class.
Now I won't deny the role played by entrepreneurs, either.
In the final analysis, it required the influence of both to achieve overall prosperity.
The RINOs aren't different than the Democrats. Just like the Democrats will destroy the country to get what they want, the RINOs will destroy the Republican Party to maintain their control. Before the TEA Party can fight the unconstitutional powers controlling the government today, they will have to eliminate the RINO's control of the Republican Party that is an obstacle to engaging the unconstitutional actions of our government.
We'll see how that turns out. No doubt the Democrats will help the RINOs and lend them their magic voting machines where not one person ever presses the wrong button by mistake. If the RINOs lose their control of the Republican Party, then the Democrats will have to directly face the American people. That is something they are doing everything they can think of to avoid.

If what you say is true, then the Great Depression didn't have the effect on the masses as is taught in US history. The living standard of the middle class improved greatly after WW II. However, it is completely inaccurate to state that it didn't exist on a large scale before that. Any study of Americans since the beginning of this country will show without any contradiction that there existed a vibrant middle class from the very beginning. Perhaps you mean to reference an urban middle class, as opposed to a middle class universally. Those independent farmers that used to dominate our country, and the Americans that worked on those farms and built and bought the small houses that existed throughout the entire country from coast to coast before WW II should be evidence enough for you to see that.
How a person with an obvious education as you can be under the impression that a middle class didn't exist before WW II is indicative of the fraudulent history being taught.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1021781 Nov 11, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Wind power trumps birds!!!!
"A wind farm in the Montezuma Hills region of Northern California is seeking a permit to legally kill up to five golden eagles over the next five years even though the raptors are currently protected under federal law and an international migratory bird treaty."
http://m.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hol...
Wind turbine blades kill over 600,000 bats @ year__where is the outrage?

BTW house cats kill over 50 million birds per year.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021782 Nov 11, 2013
Progressive Healthcare mathematics and the Delaware four!!!!

http://www.conservativeintel.com/2013/11/07/d...
JCa

Stockholm, Sweden

#1021783 Nov 11, 2013
Does it really matter who is holding the whip, we are still being whipped?

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