Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1460339 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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LCNLin

United States

#1030755 Nov 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Fannie & Freddie were participants. Not the initiators & not the major cause as you right whiners keep claiming.
Carol is rarely ever correct about anything.
Carol at least is entertaining....

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1030756 Nov 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh boo effing hoo, as if you were going out anywhere.
I don't live in the monkey city any more.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1030757 Nov 26, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
Boehner signs up for Obamacare, with government support
By Lisa Desjardins, CNN Capitol Hill Reporter
Mon November 25, 2013
Washington (CNN)-- The top Republican leading the charge against Obamacare is now signed up for it and will take thousands of dollars in government support to help with its costs, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner confirmed to CNN.
Boehner's premiums for his new plan under the Affordable Care Act will nearly double from his current monthly payments, even with the federal contribution.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/25/politics/obamac...
You didn't read the whole article; or chose not to:

The current cost for Boehner and his wife? They "pay a monthly premium of $433," said Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck.

The new plan for the two of them?

It "would cost $802 per month in premiums," Buck said.

That is an 85% leap. But, Boehner's wife is about to go on Medicare, so he will get an individual plan. That cost?$449 a month.

Boehner's office notes he will now be paying more for one person in the Obamacare exchange than he was for two people in the federal employees plan. Deductibles for the Boehners will jump from $700 to about $2,000.

Why did Boehner's premium go up so much? One reason, his age.

Boehner, who turned 64 last week, is at the upper end of the age spectrum for Obamacare. At 65, members can sign up for Medicare.

But the biggest help for the Speaker is a contribution offered to federal workers on the D.C. exchange to help with premiums. Private employers pick up some of the cost for their employees as well.

Boehner's office confirms he will accept the contribution, despite his public push against such assistance for plans covering members of Congress. He will receive $5,113 in federal premium support over the next year.

When asked why his boss is accepting the contribution now, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel told CNN that "Washington Democrats chose not to make that change."

CNN pointed out that several other members of Congress chose to return their premium support to the Treasury. Boehner's office did not respond further when asked whether he considered that option.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1030758 Nov 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
He is an Iranian Muslim who converted; he went to his country and committed a crime. He knew the consequences. I'm so sick of these foolhardy people who do these things and then expect to be the center of things. He has nothing to do with the talks about nuclear weapons. It's a separate issue.
He was on a bus crossing from Turkey into Iran. Immigration officials took away his passport and he was put under house arrest and later taken to prison in September 2012 while he awaited trial.

The Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Court sentenced him to eight years in prison.

What crime, Lily? Being a Christian? Helping an orphanage?

Killing and imprisoning Christians in the Middle East is justice?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1030759 Nov 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Both are regulated by the EPA & efforts are being made to reduce pollution like the effort to convert city busses to CNG & low polluting fuels.
Drugs saves lives & make lives better. As I said before, there is over prescribing & abuse.
"290 people are killed by FDA-approved prescription drugs, and that’s the conservative number published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

As no one seems to believe these numbers are real, I’ll quote the source: The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Vol 284, No 4, July 26th 2000, authored by Dr Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH, of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

That study, which is twelve years old — and drug deaths have risen considerably since then — documents 106,000 deaths per year from the “adverse effects” of FDA-approved prescription medications."

It has little to do with over prescribing Pile.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1030760 Nov 26, 2013
*addition: every day 290 people are killed by FDA Approved prescription drugs.

Every day Dumb dave, aka Pile.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1030761 Nov 26, 2013
Three cheers for Egypt's leadership. They arrested Obama's Muhammad Morsi, now they're going after the Muslim Brotherhood's foreign backers. How long before ties to the American left are exposed for all to see. Hip, hip, hooray!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1030762 Nov 26, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
The Iranians are dancing in the streets celebrating as though this was a victory.
That speaks volumes to the hollow bellowing of the same jerk who lied to us about Obamacare, Benghazi, Fast n Furious and a whole laundry list of his other contaminations of Truth. The same jerk who claims to learn of his failures by reading of them in the morning newspapers.
Some of us can see as far as we do because we've been allowed to stand on the shoulders of giants. The Magic Negro busies himself with seeing only as far as his self-portraits lining the halls of Narcissus Palace.
Obama's former Secret Service agent who walked away from the job after 18 years said pretty much the same thing using different words.

Said Don Bongino in a recent interview:

"We're in a lot of trouble.

"The President sees government – and I think it's because of his lack of experience and maybe community organizing in the past – as this shiny new toy.

"For all the disagreements I had with Clinton, Carter and Bush there were always limits… there was that line you just didn't cross… We cross it seemingly every day. We're lost in the scandals…

"The Jamie Dimon shakedown at Chase… the HHS scandal.. Kathleen Sebelius shaking down the health care industry for money… the IRS… it's to the point where these scandals in and of themselves would be huge back-breaking scandals [but] are just lost in the scandal fog of this administration…

"It's worse than people know… and I'm not trying to scare you either."

...He, his wife and his campaign staff have since been targeted with violence. He wrote this on his facebook page...

https://www.facebook.com/dan.bongino/posts/44...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1030763 Nov 26, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
Three cheers for Egypt's leadership. They arrested Obama's Muhammad Morsi, now they're going after the Muslim Brotherhood's foreign backers. How long before ties to the American left are exposed for all to see. Hip, hip, hooray!
Finally. This is the reason they quit covering O'bama's Egypt, it will come out that the 'democrat' election was fixed in Egypt, by none other than O'bama. AMEN!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1030764 Nov 26, 2013
How Wall Street Turned America Into Incarceration Nation



Transforming poorer neighborhoods into desirable real estate for the new elites often requires getting rid of the poor: jail becomes the new home for many.


November 25, 2013 |




The U.S. leads the world in prisoners with 2.27 million in jail and more than 4.8 million on parole. Minorities have been especially hard hit, forming 39.4% of the prison population, with one in three black men expected to serve time during their lifetimes.

How is it that our land, supposedly the beacon of freedom and democracy for the rest of the world, puts so many of its own people into prison?

http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountabil...

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#1030765 Nov 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You didn't read the whole article; or chose not to:
The current cost for Boehner and his wife? They "pay a monthly premium of $433," said Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck.
The new plan for the two of them?
It "would cost $802 per month in premiums," Buck said.
That is an 85% leap. But, Boehner's wife is about to go on Medicare, so he will get an individual plan. That cost?$449 a month.
Boehner's office notes he will now be paying more for one person in the Obamacare exchange than he was for two people in the federal employees plan. Deductibles for the Boehners will jump from $700 to about $2,000.
Why did Boehner's premium go up so much? One reason, his age.
Boehner, who turned 64 last week, is at the upper end of the age spectrum for Obamacare. At 65, members can sign up for Medicare.
But the biggest help for the Speaker is a contribution offered to federal workers on the D.C. exchange to help with premiums. Private employers pick up some of the cost for their employees as well.
Boehner's office confirms he will accept the contribution, despite his public push against such assistance for plans covering members of Congress. He will receive $5,113 in federal premium support over the next year.
When asked why his boss is accepting the contribution now, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel told CNN that "Washington Democrats chose not to make that change."
CNN pointed out that several other members of Congress chose to return their premium support to the Treasury. Boehner's office did not respond further when asked whether he considered that option.
you confirmed you are on welfare.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1030766 Nov 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's former Secret Service agent who walked away from the job after 18 years said pretty much the same thing using different words.
Said Don Bongino in a recent interview:
"We're in a lot of trouble.
"The President sees government – and I think it's because of his lack of experience and maybe community organizing in the past – as this shiny new toy.
"For all the disagreements I had with Clinton, Carter and Bush there were always limits… there was that line you just didn't cross… We cross it seemingly every day. We're lost in the scandals…
"The Jamie Dimon shakedown at Chase… the HHS scandal.. Kathleen Sebelius shaking down the health care industry for money… the IRS… it's to the point where these scandals in and of themselves would be huge back-breaking scandals [but] are just lost in the scandal fog of this administration…
"It's worse than people know… and I'm not trying to scare you either."
...He, his wife and his campaign staff have since been targeted with violence. He wrote this on his facebook page...
https://www.facebook.com/dan.bongino/posts/44...
LOL! He's a Secret Service Agent; a bodyguard. Who does he think he is? Part of the cabinet?
He's a dirtbag who thinks he's going to run for Congress!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1030767 Nov 26, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol at least is entertaining....
Unfortunately, it's actually Realtime who rarely gets anything correct.

Fannie and Freddie were pressured to take on risk to be profitable but knew they wouldn't suffer the consequences if things turned south. The government set them up this way to allow them to buy qualified mortgages, insure them and resell them to investors, thus freeing up funds for banks to make new mortgages.

In this way, they were traditionally involved in at least half of all new mortgages made each year. By December 2007, when banks began to constrict their lending, Fannie and Freddie were really the only lender still operating, responsible for 90% of all mortgages.

http://useconomy.about.com/od/criticalssues/a...
TSM

United States

#1030769 Nov 26, 2013
The first sign of a Bad Deal is when your adversaries ‘Iran’ declare Victory!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1030770 Nov 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
He was on a bus crossing from Turkey into Iran. Immigration officials took away his passport and he was put under house arrest and later taken to prison in September 2012 while he awaited trial.
The Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Court sentenced him to eight years in prison.
What crime, Lily? Being a Christian? Helping an orphanage?
Killing and imprisoning Christians in the Middle East is justice?
He, of anyone, knew exactly what he was in for. Yes, it is a crime; Iran is a theocracy.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1030771 Nov 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> The Bush/Paulson plan was to have F & F buy these toxic mortgages or trade their good mortgages for bad ones.
I'm not interested in your obfuscation attempts, DumbDave.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1030772 Nov 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL! He's a Secret Service Agent; a bodyguard. Who does he think he is? Part of the cabinet?
He's a dirtbag who thinks he's going to run for Congress!
Hi, Boca Rat. You should know all about dirtbags. You support them every election.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1030773 Nov 26, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
United States is out of Iraq,
United States is leaving Afghanistan in 2014
United States has brought Iran with sanctions to its knees.
lol! Reverse those accomplishments and you get the bushie boy accomplishments!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1030774 Nov 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
No trust involved. Inspection & verification.
A better option than the right whiner war solution to every international problem.
Yeah, right. The Iranians took this deal as a green light to continue building nuclear capabilities at full-steam.

Ever heard the saying, "Know your enemy"?

Do you think Iran is going to give up their nuclear program because "their" enemy believes they will?
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1030775 Nov 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You didn't read the whole article; or chose not to:
The current cost for Boehner and his wife? They "pay a monthly premium of $433," said Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck.
The new plan for the two of them?
It "would cost $802 per month in premiums," Buck said.
That is an 85% leap. But, Boehner's wife is about to go on Medicare, so he will get an individual plan. That cost?$449 a month.
Boehner's office notes he will now be paying more for one person in the Obamacare exchange than he was for two people in the federal employees plan. Deductibles for the Boehners will jump from $700 to about $2,000.
Why did Boehner's premium go up so much? One reason, his age.
Boehner, who turned 64 last week, is at the upper end of the age spectrum for Obamacare. At 65, members can sign up for Medicare.
But the biggest help for the Speaker is a contribution offered to federal workers on the D.C. exchange to help with premiums. Private employers pick up some of the cost for their employees as well.
Boehner's office confirms he will accept the contribution, despite his public push against such assistance for plans covering members of Congress. He will receive $5,113 in federal premium support over the next year.
When asked why his boss is accepting the contribution now, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel told CNN that "Washington Democrats chose not to make that change."
CNN pointed out that several other members of Congress chose to return their premium support to the Treasury. Boehner's office did not respond further when asked whether he considered that option.
It was too complicated for the dumbfk to understand. Speaking of dumbfks the head of Florida's GOP is pushing for Trey Radel to step down.

Oh and Zimmerman is back in the news. LE removed five weapons from the girlfriends house including a AR 15, a 12 guage shotgun and over one hundred rounds of ammunition. And he's signed on with Miami attorney Jayne Weintrab who earlier called George a racist and said that stand your ground was an awful law. LMAO

Meanwhile the case has been assigned to the judge who had to step away from the first trial because her husband and O'Mara were pals.

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