Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1224970 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1026031 Nov 18, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Here's the plan:
1) Don't drop out of school.
2) Study while you're in school.
3) Don't have children before you're married.
4) Get a job and show up for work every day on time.
5) Do what you're paid to do while you're at work.
If you do these things, you will always have sufficient health insurance... in a free capitalist society, that is. That's the way it was before the Democrats began to mess things up. ObamaKare was not the beginning of the Democrats screwing up the health care system. It is their latest assault on it, and with a D-Day-scale attack on it. If ObamaKare isn't repealed, private health insurance will soon be a thing of the past. Then, we'll have the result of a corrupt incompetent government-managed health care system. The destruction of our education system comes to mind.
all five points are racist...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1026032 Nov 18, 2013
When James Carville speaks...

"Carville suggests Obama try Toronto mayor's crack pipe"

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1026033 Nov 18, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
Sign on a vending machine at the door to the Democrat National Committee's headquarters:
The vendor had to empty the machine a few dozen times per night, too:>
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1026034 Nov 18, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Patrick would have giveng 'Foxhole' a hole new meaning...
Patrick also went straight from age 18 to age 35 (or whatever) and thus never had an opportunity to enlist in military service...or so he says...

more likely he went to the draft board and kissed everybody in sight...

Bronx, NY

#1026035 Nov 18, 2013
Democrats and Affirmative Action The Whitest Historically Black College In America

West Virginia’s Bluefield State University is overwhelmingly white, but gets a big chunk of its budget from funds reserved for historically Black institutions. Whites dominate both the faculty and student body, yet “every single member of the alumni association is black.”“Its HBCU designation means that Bluefield State receives millions in federal dollars each year, about a 10th of its total $20 million budget.”

It opened in the late 19th century as the Bluefield Colored Institute, created to educate the children of black coal miners in segregated West Virginia. Although it still receives the federal funding that comes with its designation as a historically black institution, today Bluefield State College is 90 percent white. The road that separates those realities is as rocky as any story of racial transition in post-World War II America.

We went to the campus of Bluefield State to see what campus life was like at this unusual college.

The very first student we met, Antonio Bolden, or Tony as he introduced himself, looked like any other student you might see at a historically black college or university (HBCU). He's a laid-back 19-year-old, stocky with shoulder-length dreadlocks and green eyes. But at Bluefield State, Tony is an outlier for several reasons. He's a teenager; the average age of his classmates is 27. He started college right after high school; many of his classmates are working full-time jobs, raising children, or both. And of course, he's black, whereas the student body is only historically so.

Tony came to Bluefield State to play baseball, hoping to win the starting spot on third base. But he was surprised by what he found when he got to campus. "My first thought was: There are a lot of white people," he said.

"Where all the black people at?"

Where The Black People Went

The story of Bluefield State's racial transformation is wrapped up in many of the big political and economic upheavals of the late 20th century, although you might not guess it from the serene setting.

The college is tucked into the side of a hill, and folks at the school joke about having to climb up and down the campus. A lot of the folks we spoke to apologized for the campus's humble surroundings, which seemed odd to us. It was gorgeous.

When we arrived, the trees in the mountains that ring the city were just starting to change color. From the stairs of Conley Hall, the building at the top of the hill, you can survey the entire campus, train tracks cutting across the valley below.

This part of West Virginia was coal country and still is — trains still haul coal along those tracks hugging the college's southern edge. Many of the black folks who migrated to West Virginia to work that coal sent their children to the Bluefield Colored Institute. By the 1920s, the school was a football power among black colleges and a stepping stone for much of the region's black middle class.

In 1954, just a few years after Bluefield State earned full accreditation, the Supreme Court declared segregation illegal in Brown v. Board of Education, reshaping the landscape of America's schooling. Suddenly black students had more educational options to choose from, in theory anyway. And black colleges and universities like Bluefield State began having to compete with better-funded predominantly white schools for top black students.

At the same time, new technology was making mining jobs obsolete, and many black folks started leaving the state, heading North to go work in the factories. White veterans started coming back to West Virginia after fighting in Korea. And with the government footing their tuition costs through the G.I. Bill, the state's inexpensive black schools — the other was West Virginia State University — started looking more and more attractive to white students.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1026036 Nov 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You're stupider than Carol.
Health Net? ROFLMAO Topic was AARP's United Health Care
Get a fkn clue loser
what's the difference, homo...the point is that doctors are being dropped from Medicare Advantage plans in an effort to ration care...

Bronx, NY

#1026037 Nov 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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all five points are racist...
You are STUPID FOR your one POINT you are an Ahole thats good advice to Any young person of any race and thats what DEMOCRATS do make everything about race well they are the SYMBOL OF RACISM IN AMERICA THE PARTY OF THE KKK AND JIM CROW SEGREGATION

Bronx, NY

#1026038 Nov 18, 2013
Activists Charge Black Studies Chairman with Betrayal

More than 100 student and community activists gathered in Philadelphia’s historic Church of the Advocate to denounce Temple University’s Dean of Liberal Arts for persecuting African American Studies professor Dr. Anthony Monteiro, and to rebuke Dr. Molefi Asante, the program’s new chairman, for betraying his former colleague. Dr. Asante has “turned on Dr. Monteiro and he’s turned on the community,” said Patrice Armstead, of Building Peoples Power.“He seems to have reversed course relative to building African American Studies at Temple and connecting that project with the lives and struggles and problems of the Black community,” said Dr. Monteiro.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1026039 Nov 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
You just aren't that bright are you? The other two was United Health Care and I noted that Health Net wasn't United but shows it was effecting all insurance in my post.
Your problems with simple English is all yours-sweetie.
by the way, United Healthcare and Aetna are both out of the individual market in California, exchanges or otherwise, focusing on group market...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1026040 Nov 18, 2013
The judgeit's sure are quieter without DumbDave around.

Bronx, NY

#1026041 Nov 18, 2013
Feinstein NSA Bill Legalizes NSA Abuse of Power

The FISA Improvement Act, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, an apologist for NSA spying on Americans,“doesn’t improve anything; it codifies practices that already exist,” said Matthew Kellegrew, a legal fellow with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee. Kellegrew says rival legislation, the USA Freedom Act,“is a step in the direction towards reining in the Patriot Act and out-of-control government surveillance.”

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1026042 Nov 18, 2013're still a jackass, kayne

Kanye Isn't Going To Mention President Obama Anymore
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1026043 Nov 18, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
....a payment plan = Welfare & Food Stamps
it was all paid up back in 1950...
just wait until the insurance companies try to collect ObamaKKKare premiums...

Bethlehem, PA

#1026044 Nov 18, 2013
flack wrote:
George Zimmerman arrested again in Florida
Doug Stanglin and John Bacon, USA TODAY 2:14 p.m. EST November 18, 2013
"He is in custody," officer Green, with the county sheriff's office told USA TODAY. He said the booking officer handling Zimmerman was still filing his report and he had no additional information.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Zimmerman was en route to the Seminole County Jail in Sanford, according to Sheriff Don Eslinger. The Sentinel said it was not clear what happened or what crime he's accused of committing.
WESH-TV reported that Zimmerman was accused of domestic violence by a girlfriend in the unincorporated area of Apopka.
Zimmerman, 30, was a neighborhood watch in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., when he shot Trayvon, 17, on Feb. 26, 2012. Trayvon was black, Zimmerman is Latino. The shooting of Trayvon, who was unarmed, touched off protests across the nation. Some of the wrath targeted the state's Stand Your Ground statute, although Zimmerman's lawyers opted to rely on a more standard self-defense argument at trial.
Looks like they stopped him before he could kill again.

Bronx, NY

#1026045 Nov 18, 2013
Obama takes care of Wall street but say FU to MLK Blvd and Main Street “The powers that be have no solution” to the crises confronting Detroit and other U.S. urban centers, said Abayome Azikiwe, editor of the Pan African News Wire. A federal judge has been hearing testimony on the state-appointed Emergency Financial Manager’s plans to bankrupt the city.“From the White House to Wall Street, all the way down to the state capitals and municipal governments, all they offer is more debt to float more bonds,” said Azikiwe.“There’s no discussion about jobs, economic opportunities, repopulating the cities. The narrative is austerity and more austerity.”

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1026046 Nov 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>He won't be running for office again__his current approval rating means squat.
BTW the DOW is presently over 16,000, gasoline prices are under $3 in much of the country and most other economic indicators exceed the experts expectations as Obama was sworn in in January 2009.
All that said__GFY
gfy? Haha, that's not as bad as Obama is fcking you libturds. Hahahaha

Bethlehem, PA

#1026047 Nov 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
List of Shame...
SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-Iowa):“One of the things we put in the health care bill when we designed it was the protection for consumers to keep the plan they have if they like it; thus, the term ‘grandfathered plans.’ If you have a plan you like — existing policies — you can keep them.… we said, if you like a plan, you get to keep it, and you can grandfather it in.”(Sen. Harkin, Congressional Record, S.7675-6, 9/29/10)
So ACA is canceling the policies or are the insurance companies?

Deltona, FL

#1026048 Nov 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
You just aren't that bright are you? The other two was United Health Care and I noted that Health Net wasn't United but shows it was effecting all insurance in my post.
Your problems with simple English is all yours-sweetie.
United Health care is one of the two or three most preferred Medicare supplement plans by hospitals and physicians alike. Eight hundred doctors__a dozen doctors are of no consequence in a state and particularly without providing reasons why those doctors were cancelled.

Your problem with facts is amusing, fkstick!

Tell me again how MediCare supplements are relative to the ACA.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1026049 Nov 18, 2013
MOM wrote:
<quoted text>You are STUPID FOR your one POINT you are an Ahole thats good advice to Any young person of any race and thats what DEMOCRATS do make everything about race well they are the SYMBOL OF RACISM IN AMERICA THE PARTY OF THE KKK AND JIM CROW SEGREGATION
sarcasm obviously escapes you...


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1026050 Nov 18, 2013
South Korea Reveals Moon-Lander Plans
The country's space agency has released images of a lunar module and a rover ahead of a planned 2020 launch

By Soo Bin Park and Nature magazine

The module will travel onboard a Korea Space Launch Vehicle 2 rocket, and is designed to carry a rover weighing 10–20 kilograms, which will look for rare minerals on the moon.

Read More »
South Korea has unveiled designs for its planned Moon lander, a key part of President Park Geun-hye’s pledge to revitalize the country’s aerospace industry and space program.

The uncrewed module — of which a scaled-down mock-up was unveiled to the press on 22 October — will travel on board a Korea Space Launch Vehicle-2 rocket and is designed to carry a lunar rover weighing 10–20 kilograms, which will look for signs of rare minerals on the Moon’s surface. A robotic orbiter will also circle above the lunar landscape for more than a year at an altitude of about 100 km.

Fifteen government-funded research institutions, led by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) in Daejeon, have agreed to start collaborating in 2014 to develop foundation technologies for the mission next year, the country's Ministry of Science has said.

Since Park took office in February, the mission has been designated a central national objective, with the president bringing forward the launch date from 2025 to 2020 in a bid to accelerate the project. KARI has spent 10 billion Korean won (US$ 9.3 million) on lunar research since 2010, and an estimated 700 billion won is needed to complete the project by 2020, according to local reports.

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