Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509520 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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Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1033535 Dec 2, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Drum roll...
Progressives promise poor people new cars...
"The California Air Resources Board is now embarking on a program that would help poor people buy energy-efficient vehicles. In one scenario posed by the agency, a “voucher” might even pay the full price for a Nissan Leaf, an electric car with an MSRP above $21,000, or for used cars with lower price tags."
Obama phone, Obama care, Obama'll never end.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1033536 Dec 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
I see that fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this later this week. They're hoping this action will influence their employers to agree to higher pay.
Too bad they don't they realize that Obamacare will eventually result in their jobs disappearing as fast-food joints are deemed bad for our health.
And what happens when, by Executive Order, the Republican Party is officially recognized as a terrorist organization?

Drone Time.....

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1033537 Dec 2, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
so does Charles Manson.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1033538 Dec 2, 2013
Proof we need a single payer system

"More than a thousand care home residents die thirsty"
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1033539 Dec 2, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> They will just cause a quicker move to automation.
The Long-Distance Journey of a Fast-Food Order
Published: April 11, 2006
SANTA MARIA, Calif.— Like many American teenagers, Julissa Vargas, 17, has a minimum-wage job in the fast-food industry — but hers has an unusual geographic reach.
Ana Elisa Fuentes for The New York Times
Signs at a McDonald's call center offer reminders to order-takers.
Ana Elisa Fuentes for The New York Times
Carmen Sanchez, Julissa Vargas and Elizabeth Gonzalez, left to right, work at a call center in California that fields orders from as far away as Hawaii. They must be polite while urging customers to buy more food.
"Would you like your Coke and orange juice medium or large?" Ms. Vargas said into her headset to an unseen woman who was ordering breakfast from a drive-through line. She did not neglect the small details —"You Must Ask for Condiments," a sign next to her computer terminal instructs — and wished the woman a wonderful day.
What made the $12.08 transaction remarkable was that the customer was not just outside Ms. Vargas's workplace here on California's central coast. She was at a McDonald's in Honolulu. And within a two-minute span Ms. Vargas had also taken orders from drive-through windows in Gulfport, Miss., and Gillette, Wyo.
Ms. Vargas works not in a restaurant but in a busy call center in this town, 150 miles from Los Angeles. She and as many as 35 others take orders remotely from 40 McDonald's outlets around the country. The orders are then sent back to the restaurants by Internet, to be filled a few yards from where they were placed.
The people behind this setup expect it to save just a few seconds on each order. But that can add up to extra sales over the course of a busy day at the drive-through.
While the call-center idea has received some attention since a scattered sampling of McDonald's franchises began testing it 18 months ago, most customers are still in the dark. For Meredith Mejia, a regular at a McDonald's in Pleasant Hill, Calif., near San Francisco, it meant that her lunch came with a small helping of the surreal. When told that she had just ordered her double cheeseburger and small fries from a call center 250 miles away, she said the concept was "bizarre."
And the order-taking is not always seamless. Often customers' voices are faint, forcing the workers to ask for things to be repeated. During recent rainstorms in Hawaii, it was particularly hard to hear orders from there over the din.
Ms. Vargas seems unfazed by her job, even though it involves being subjected to constant electronic scrutiny. Software tracks her productivity and speed, and every so often a red box pops up on her screen to test whether she is paying attention. She is expected to click on it within 1.75 seconds. In the break room, a computer screen lets employees know just how many minutes have elapsed since they left their workstations.
The pay may be the same, but this is a long way from flipping burgers.
"Their job is to be fast on the mouse — that's their job," said Douglas King, chief executive of Bronco Communications, which operates the call center.
The center in Santa Maria has been in operation for 18 months; a print-out tacked to a wall declares, "Over 2,540,000 served." McDonald's says it is still experimental, but it puts an unusual twist on an idea that is gaining traction: taking advantage of ever-cheaper communications technology, companies are creating centralized staffs of specially trained order-takers, even for situations where old-fashioned physical proximity has been the norm.
more jobs that can easily be shipped to China or India instead of California...or replaced by voice recognition systems...

or a touchscreen at the drive-through...

New York, NY

#1033540 Dec 2, 2013
WAS this a HATE CRIME Man shoots his former gay lover and then turns the gun on himself in murder suicide with weapon he'd purchased just hours earlier
Matthew Rairdon, 22, was shot dead on Saturday morning at his apartment in Westbrook, Maine, by Patrick Milliner, 30, who then turned the pistol on himself.
lolololololololhahahahahahahah ahahaha DID he TRAYVON this goi , where is the outcry it seems liberals treat murder differently when its same sex and same race mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1033541 Dec 2, 2013
WOW wrote:
Media attacks Obama's 'Soviet-style' publicity policy
Barack Obama's White House has been accused of producing Soviet-style propaganda by press photographers who are furious at being denied access to the US president.
Mr Obama's aides routinely block independent photographers from capturing him at work, before distributing flattering pictures shot by Pete Souza, his official photographer.
During a tense meeting at the White House, the practice was described by Doug Mills, a veteran photographer for The New York Times, as “just like TASS,” the Soviet Union state news agency.
More than 30 major US media organisations and the leading US press photographers' union have protested against being barred from covering Mr Obama in an open letter to his press secretary.
“Journalists are routinely being denied the right to photograph or videotape the president while he is performing his official duties,” said the letter, which was delivered to Jay Carney. As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist’s camera lens, officials in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent view of important functions of the executive branch of government.”
Aides to Mr Obama stress that US administrations and the press corps have been arguing about access to the commander-in-chief for several decades.
However, they have been accused of shutting out journalists more frequently than ever before. On the very first day of Mr Obama's presidency, he retook the oath of office behind closed doors after stumbling over his words during his inauguration ceremony.
And his White House has taken advantage of social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Flickr, to publish an unprecedented number of officially-approved pictures. The protest letter from media groups accused them of “replacing independent photojournalism with visual press releases.”
Outlets such as USA Today and McClatchy newspapers have announced they will not publish the “hand-out” photographs distributed by the White House.
Editors said the policy would remain in place except for “very extraordinary circumstances” involving national security, such as when Mr Obama and senior colleagues were photographed in the White House situation room during the operation that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011.
Mr Carney said in a statement that Mr Obama's press officials were “working to address some of the concerns raised”.
“We certainly do not believe that official photos released by the White House are a substitute for the work of independent journalists,” he said.
He's transparent, alright.

Anyone raised without debilitating Liberal hindrance can see right through the bas turd.

New York, NY

#1033542 Dec 2, 2013
WHY is there no protest against this feminists Jodi Arias' vanishing act: Fury at sudden secrecy surrounding murder trial as public and media are 'locked out of court' for death penalty hearings
Following a media blackout imposed by he retrial judge, Arias has vanished from the public spotlight. Although several hearings have taken place in recent months in Arizona, they have been shrouded in secrecy

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1033543 Dec 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Poor Ray. If you had a good insurance policy, there is nothing in the ACA that said your insurance company had to cancel it. There was even a grandfather clause for existing policies.
“No matter what you’ve heard, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor under the reform proposals that we’ve put forward. If you like your private health insurance plan, you can keep it. Period."


Poor DumbfckDave, still trying to defend his lying POS president.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1033544 Dec 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Creating jobs usually isn't considered part-time employment.
And any increase in employment that just barely meets the lowest standard of what is considered job recovery doesn't count either.
ObamaCare was - and still is - a job killer in this country.
Obama and the power elite inner circle had their priorities after all.
Recovery from what? Is aright whiner about to admit that the jobs situation was in rapid decline when Obama took office?

Could it be?

And furthermore, Carol, you continue to lie about Obama's priority. The first major thing done was the stimulus bill. Number one.

It took us from losing 750,000 jobs a month & an economy shrinking at rate of 6% to zero job losses & a growing economy by the end of the year.

When your buddies took Congress in 2010, they blocked every jobs bill since. Why aren't you talking about that, Carol?

The ACA is not a job killer. Rising health benefit premiums were rising at near double digit rates for the previous 10 - 15 years. I guess you thought that was good for business as your party did NOTHING.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1033545 Dec 2, 2013
Beyond immediate capacity issues, officials are still scrambling to repair and install functions at the crucial "back end" of the system that are needed to finalize enrollments with insurers.

"The real challenges remain, and that's downstream," said Rick Howard, research director for the technology consultant Gartner. "The real error rate will be in the billing transactions and how accurate the billing information is and how accurate the premium calculation is."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1033546 Dec 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Have to disagree, Flack.
Once the government has its fangs and claws sunk deeply into the health insurance industry, do you think they'll allow consumption of such unhealthy food items?
Remember, Obamacare is about controlling the people, not caring about them.
...and how many people will spend money to eat a bag of grass and leaves at a fast-food restaurant???...

Fishers, IN

#1033547 Dec 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text> racism is alive and well...
chicken and the egg.

pretty sure black racism didn't rear it's head until after the white racists failed to keep them on the plantation.

bummer for you, fun payback for the black folks.

New York, NY

#1033548 Dec 2, 2013
WHY is this sooooooooooo important 'I'm dating a guy... but I still fancy girls': British Olympic diver Tom Daley reveals he is in a relationship with a man in heartfelt video message about his sexuality, is there an olympic diving event called BUTT diving I dont get it like the BEAR on the CLEVELAND show would say
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1033549 Dec 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Poor Ray. If you had a good insurance policy, there is nothing in the ACA that said your insurance company had to cancel it. There was even a grandfather clause for existing policies.
...and just what (other than your silly ObamaKKKare law) gives the government the right to determine what is a "good insurance policy"???...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1033550 Dec 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Question: If the objective of ObamaKKKare was to insure the uninsured, why did the law contain provisions stripping insurance from the insured?
First, it was Wealth Redistribution.

Now, it is Health Redistribution.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1033551 Dec 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, DumbfckDave, I do think the vast majority of "the wealthy" in this country earned their money.
Only in a progressive America could people like DumbfckDave support crooks like Turbo-Tax Timmy Geithner and Charley Rangel, BOTH leftist tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.
Why don't you just come out of the closet and admit you're a full-fledged Socialist? Bet you'll feel better.
BTW, what is the leftist definition of "wealthy" these days? Is it $200 grand a year?$250k?
the left thinks $50K is solidly middle class and that $100K is wealthy....

Fishers, IN

#1033552 Dec 2, 2013
A North Miami Beach police officer who was protesting the Affordable Care Act was arrested this weekend when he refused to remove the Guy Fawkes mask he was wearing.

According to the police report, Ericson Harrell was wearing the mask, a black cape, and holding an inverted United States flag when police confronted him. He told them he was “protesting Obamacare,” but when he “was asked several times to remove his mask and produce some form of identification or tell us his name,” he refused.

He told officers that “his anonymity was his cause, thus the mask.” The Guy Fawkes mask was popularized by the hacktivist group Anonymous, but originated with David Lloyd’s homage to the purported leader of the Gunpowder Plot in Alan Moore’s 1983 comic book serial V for Vendetta.

When officers discovered he was carrying a .40 caliber pistol in his waistband, he relinquished some of his anonymity by informing them “I’m a cop, I’m a cop.”

He was ordered not to make any sudden movements, then charged with obstruction of traffic and wearing a hood or mask on a street. Florida has a statute — which originated with the state’s attempt to criminalize the Ku Klux Klan without violating the Constitutional guarantee to free assembly or ruining Halloween — that states that “[n]o person or persons over 16 years of age shall, while wearing any mask, hood, or device whereby any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, enter upon, or be or appear upon any lane, walk, alley, street, road, highway, or other public way in this state.”

Harrell was not taken into custody, but issued a summons to appear in court. His superior in the Plantation Police Department collected his badge and police identification on Sunday, but as of this moment his current employment status is unknown.

seems appropriate for dealing with right wing nutjobs.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1033553 Dec 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
What happens if Obamacare works as advertised?
...about as likely as Jacksonville winning the Super Bowl this year....

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1033554 Dec 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
more jobs that can easily be shipped to China or India instead of California...or replaced by voice recognition systems...
or a touchscreen at the drive-through...
Or mental telepathy?

In six languages? I can barely wait to get behind a carload of yayhoos on cell phones trying to operate a touchscreen at a Micky Dee's drive through.

You and Flacko must have od'd on the Jetsons. Hah, George and Elroy!

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