Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1523323 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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Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1033698 Dec 2, 2013
Eman wrote:
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I thought he was dead because he was black. Will you stick to your story, please.
Whatever lie works at the time....

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1033699 Dec 2, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Reagan phones were land lines. There were mostly no cell phones in the eighties.
They were roughly the size of a WW2 walkie-talkie.
new yawk

Buffalo, NY

#1033700 Dec 2, 2013
AHAHAHA ... "Trayvon is dead because he wore a hoodie ..."

Trayvon is dead because he was lurking with intent to harm another.

Self-Defense is NOT Murder. End of Case. End of Story.

So, why was a 78 year old Woman assaulted by a gang of young black thugs? Because she was White. And how many Dead from this Knock Out Game? Well, I guess Trayvon played. And Lost!

Racism will end when people like you stop justifying it.

And Racists ( like yourself ) start owning up to their part of/in the problem. Consequences & Accountability.
sonicfilter wrote:
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Trayvon is dead because he wore a hoodie. so your idea of ok seems to be a bit out of whack.
but then if the cops had shot the guy they could have pleaded self defense and got away with it. so there is that.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1033701 Dec 2, 2013
Eman wrote:
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this idiot never left the era when it wad cool to call women "doll".
Says a lot doesn't it?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1033702 Dec 2, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Reagan phones were land lines. There were mostly no cell phones in the eighties. Cell phones for the poor should only call 911.
...or at least basic phones that have a very limited number of minutes...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1033703 Dec 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Raising the Minimum Wage Hurts the Poor
Minimum wage workers tend be young and unskilled. Less than half of workers under the age of 25 are currently employed and many rely on low paying opportunities to get their first break. The majority will earn a raise within a year, but they currently lack the experience and skill to compete for higher paying jobs.
Raising the minimum wage makes it harder for these inexperienced workers to find a job, because businesses will either eliminate positions or choose to hire someone with more experience at the higher mandated wage. Minimum wage jobs could also be a pathway to retraining for workers facing a mismatch between their skills and available openings.
A higher minimum wage would limit such opportunities, and that's particularly dangerous during this historically slow recovery.
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-...
if Walmart and McD start paying $15 per hour, lots of college graduates unemployed in the Obama Depression will apply...

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1033704 Dec 2, 2013
Eman wrote:
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they are selling movie tickets by atm like machines at a few theaters near me. No need for the human cashier.
I can buy them on my phone.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1033705 Dec 2, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Reagan phones were land lines. There were mostly no cell phones in the eighties. Cell phones for the poor should only call 911.
and Reagan phones were not being dropped off at the rate of 300 phones per address.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1033706 Dec 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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if Walmart and McD start paying $15 per hour, lots of college graduates unemployed in the Obama Depression will apply...
The two things they don't tell you. If minimum wage goes to $15 an hour should every one else's wage go up the same amount or the person who now makes $15 gets screwed? The push for a higher minimum wage isn't about the people. Raising the minimum wage will hurt poor people and the cost of everything will go up to cover the wage. A net zero gain. The real reason for the push for a higher minimum wage is (TaDa!!) more tax revenue. Higher pay means more withholding.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1033707 Dec 2, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Says a lot doesn't it?
yeah, but the old fool is a self-proclaimed "muckety-muck"....

who drinks sissie beer...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1033708 Dec 2, 2013
And before I go hear some bluegrass.
Floating tax haven for the rich; the idea sails again
CNBC
The "Freedom Ship International," a one-mile long, 25-story tall behemoth, pictured in the artist's rendering above, is out looking for funding.
The idea of a floating island for the rich seems to bubble up every year or so.
There was the project called the "WHY 58X38," a 10,000-square-foot motorized island announced in 2010 that could rove around the world with its own beach and pool. Then there was "Utopia," the 200-foot-tall "floating city" that had its own restaurants, shops, and homes.
Then there's the Seasteading Institute, a group founded with billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel that hoped to launch a "visa-free" ship for tech workers by 2014.
So far, none has become a reality. But that hasn't stopped the biggest-ever idea for a floating city from ascending back into the limelight.
The "Freedom Ship International," a one-mile long, 25-story tall behemoth, pictured in the artist's rendering above, is out looking for funding. The Freedom Ship could house 50,000 to 80,000 people and would have its own casino, hotel, shopping malls and apartments.
The directors say the $10 billion project needs at least $1 billion in funding to get off the ground.
While media curiosity remains high, the company has yet to secure any real financing. Roger M. Gooch, the marketing chief and a director of Freedom Ship International, said he thinks the company has "maybe a 25 percent" chance of getting enough funding to start construction.
"It's an unproven concept and would have to be heavily capitalized, so potential venture capitalists need to be very forward thinking and visionary to invest," Gooch said. The company would also be happy to partner with an engineering or maritime firm that had more experience in building large vessels, he said.
Gooch is a veteran of the insurance industry and another partner is a former FBI official. The project was first floated in the late 1990s, but was tabled during the recession. Now, Gooch said, "we decided to see if there was interest. And clearly there is."
Consumers looking to buy homes or operate businesses on the Freedom Ship have barraged him with emails.
Some have accused Freedom Ship of being the ultimate tax haven for the rich. Gooch said the ship would look for a favorable registering country, probably not the U.S. It would never actually dock in any country and would circumnavigate the globe every two years powered by solar and wave energy.
Gooch said the project is not "elitist," like "The World" cruise ship or other massive luxury cruise-liners. He said some units on the ship will rent for only $50,000 for two weeks—while the large luxury units could sell for more than $7 million.
"This is an autonomous, self-supporting city on a water-born platform," Gooch said. "It's not a modified conventional cruise-ship for elitists."
Of course, right now, Freedom Ship is more of a fun series of renderings than an economic reality.
—By CNBC's Robert Frank. Follow him on Twitter @robtfrank.

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1033709 Dec 2, 2013
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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1033710 Dec 2, 2013
new yawk wrote:
Do you live in a 'hood' that is infested, over-run with Hooded and Cloaked Klan Members? You sure obsess on those White Folks, ALOT.
Perhaps you should move into The Aryan Brotherhood neighborhood.
They only cover themselves with tatoos.
But they make their motives quite clear.
Or maybe a burka-wearin' world would better suit your NEEDS.
You can all mask your true identities, intentions, motives & mugs.
I hear it's all the rave. And liberals are naturals at it.
PS Now, what were you saying about not hating White Folks ...
Sonic's Swan Song: "I Am Not A Racist! I Am Not A Racist"!
< Sing Your Song, REMIX > !!
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more right wing 'I'm not the racist you are!'

any idea of when the black folks will buy into that right wing deflection?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1033711 Dec 2, 2013
Eman wrote:
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there were free cell phones in the 80s?
no, just analog phones given to those who voted for St. Ronnie.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1033712 Dec 2, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>Trayvon is dead because he wasnt trained how to fight properly


so i guess he should've taken the white way out...shoot the mofo.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1033713 Dec 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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more right wing 'I'm not the racist you are!'
any idea of when the black folks will buy into that right wing deflection?
who cares???...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1033714 Dec 2, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>Now I know for sure you are a dunce remember SLAVERY
i seem to remember white folks wanting to be called master.

those were the good old days eh?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1033715 Dec 2, 2013
one more.
Child taken from womb by social services
Exclusive: Essex social services have obtained a court order against a woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and for her child to be taken from her womb by caesarean section

The case has developed into an international legal row, with lawyers for the woman describing it as “unprecedented”
A pregnant woman has had her baby forcibly removed by caesarean section by social workers.
Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb.
• Torment of woman who had baby taken from womb
• Child taken from womb by social services:'It's not always wrong'
The council said it was acting in the best interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip, because she had suffered a mental breakdown.
The baby girl, now 15 months old, is still in the care of social services, who are refusing to give her back to the mother, even though she claims to have made a full recovery.
The case has developed into an international legal row, with lawyers for the woman describing it as “unprecedented”.
They claim that even if the council had been acting in the woman’s best interests, officials should have consulted her family beforehand and also involved Italian social services, who would be better-placed to look after the child.
Brendan Fleming, the woman’s British lawyer, told The Sunday Telegraph:“I have never heard of anything like this in all my 40 years in the job.
“I can understand if someone is very ill that they may not be able to consent to a medical procedure, but a forced caesarean is unprecedented.
“If there were concerns about the care of this child by an Italian mother, then the better plan would have been for the authorities here to have notified social services in Italy and for the child to have been taken back there.”
The case, reported by Christopher Booker in his column in The Sunday Telegraph, raises fresh questions about the extent of social workers’ powers.
It will be raised in Parliament this week by John Hemming, a Liberal Democrat MP. He chairs the Public Family Law Reform Coordinating Campaign, which wants reform and greater openness in court proceedings involving family matters.
He said:“I have seen a number of cases of abuses of people’s rights in the family courts, but this has to be one of the more extreme.
“It involves the Court of Protection authorising a caesarean section without the person concerned being made aware of what was proposed. I worry about the way these decisions about a person’s mental capacity are being taken without any apparent concern as to the effect on the individual being affected.”
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is an Italian national who come to Britain in July last year to attend a training course with an airline at Stansted Airport in Essex.
She suffered a panic attack, which her relations believe was due to her failure to take regular medication for an existing bipolar condition.
She called the police, who became concerned for her well-being and took her to a hospital, which she then realised was a psychiatric facility.
She has told her lawyers that when she said she wanted to return to her hotel, she was restrained and sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
Meanwhile, Essex social services obtained a High Court order in August 2012 for the birth “to be enforced by way of caesarean section”, according to legal documents seen by this newspaper.
The woman, who says she was kept in the dark about the proceedings, says that after five weeks in the ward she was forcibly sedated. When she woke up she was told that the child had been delivered by C-section and taken into care.
In February, the mother, who had gone back to Italy, returned to Britain to request the return of her daughter at a hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court.
telegraph.co.uk
lilyeesha Bocateesha

Satellite Beach, FL

#1033716 Dec 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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more right wing 'I'm not the racist you are!'
any idea of when the black folks will buy into that right wing deflection?
sonicfloater loves the race card
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1033717 Dec 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Correct. Obama is responsible for creating a "47%" that is more dependent on government than ever before. He's responsible for demonizing the successful and creating a massive number of people who hate those who have worked harder and have earned more.
"I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money."
Every person who talks and writes about politics gets stuff wrong. I’ve gotten my fair share wrong. But what I think I got most wrong in Campaign 2012 was the damage Mitt Romney’s “47%” remark would do to him.

It may seem obvious, but bear with me.

Mitt Romney was talking off the cuff to a supposedly off the record group of donors and muddled several data points together, ultimately telling the tale of the 47% who won’t vote for him for any reason. He was referencing the 47% who don’t pay taxes and interwove it with a 47% of locked in Obama support. The statement was a mess.

I didn’t think Mitt Romney would be as hurt by the statement as he was because I assumed Romney had misspoken in an off the cuff way. I assumed Romney would clarify that he knew many of those who have government assistance did not actually want the assistance, but needed it. I assumed he’d make the case that he’d help those people get off the government dole and back into work.

In other words, I assumed Romney believed what I believe — many of those people are good people who fell on hard times and are not of the same class of people who will vote for Barack Obama for free stuff. I was absolutely wrong. Romney not only believes completely what he said as he said it, he reinforced it with his post election analysis of his defeat blaming gifts to various classes of people. If that was true, as Newt Gingrich pointed out, Romney had plenty to gift to plenty strapped to the back of marching elephants.

Note to Mitt Romney: really, it’s you, not them. Seriously.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/20/ronald-rea...

seems you nutjobs have yet to figure out that part of that 47% votes Republican. or at least they did.

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