Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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Bronx, NY

#1033521 Dec 2, 2013
I dont know what the SMART well READ OBAMA supporters are reading A long-time Obama senior adviser insists the system will work better, but not 'until 2017'-- and CNN's latest on-air road test of ends in a fiery crash, I might not be able to spell or have correct grammer,but I did read the ELEMENT OF STYLE
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1033522 Dec 2, 2013
Chicago is thankful that only one murder occurred...

"1 Dead,12 Wounded In Shootings Throughout Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend"
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1033523 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. at the level demanded will reduce jobs by making increased automation more attractive, as well as driving marginal operators out of business...

all part of the plan to put more black folks on welfare and unemployment....

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1033524 Dec 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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He did.
name one job Obama created, outside of the white house and excluding his czars.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1033525 Dec 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
RNC Tries to Cover Tracks Over Tweet Saying Racism has Ended
much too funny for anyone to forget. racism is alive and well...

Bronx, NY

#1033526 Dec 2, 2013
Lets see if this is a LIE White House forced to DENY Kuwaiti newspaper claim that Obama aims to visit Iran in 2014
'The only way he goes to Tehran is if he doesn't plan on coming back,' said a former White House national security expert as the Obama administration insisted that 'there's no truth to this report.'

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1033527 Dec 2, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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It's not just republicans and the feeling isn't sadness. Plenty of dems and independents are pizzed off after being duped into supporting this mess.
Ever ask yourself why Obama had to lie in order to get the ACA passed into law? If it's such a great deal, why lie repeatedly?
Don't fret. I don't expect an answer. Not from you nor any other Obama follower.
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.

Bronx, NY

#1033528 Dec 2, 2013
Ok men sleep with anything it doesnt mean a THING IF THEY ARE WITH A BLACK WOMAN IT DOESNT MAKE THEM ANY BETTER A man having sex with a goat and a naked woman straddling a statue: Ancient Roman frescoes get a modern artistic makeover
The art, which is on display in the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in Casoria near Naples, is based on images adapted from frescoes in ancient Rome

Deltona, FL

#1033529 Dec 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Sounds pretty accurate to me. A conservative's opinion in the WSJ bears more weight than any liberal's "squawking points" in a George Soro's funded website.
At least to me and probably most rationally-minded individuals.
Thing is, Obama promised lower costs and better care for everyone. You can pick any source of your choosing and find out this isn't true.
On the WSJ blog dummy__no different than posting here other than logging in. No different than the gibberish fred/Paul posted at the NY Post.

It's bullsht and I can't imagine who you're trying to convince with it as most posting here already know that you lie even when the truth works better.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1033530 Dec 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Ray thinks the wealthy actually earned this & dod not accomplish this through influencing (buying) politicians to alter the tax codes toward their favor.
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?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1033531 Dec 2, 2013
'Mission Accomplished'

"Insurers Claim Health Website Is Still Flawed" ;

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1033532 Dec 2, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
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He gave Michelle's friend a job too, making a working wed site, we all see how well that worked out.
Bottom Line: and the Magic Negro both suck big time.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1033533 Dec 2, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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What is the Republican alternative for health care for Americans?
medical care is best handled between doctor and patient, without government involvement...

"health care" is a political slogan unrelated to medicine...

Indianapolis, IN

#1033534 Dec 2, 2013
They Just Don't Care if Healthcare.Gov Works or Not is well on its way to full stability, but Republicans refuse to acknowledge it. No matter the facts, the GOP is committed to the message that Obamacare has failed.

....It’s almost cliché to say that the Democratic Party is gambling its success on the Affordable Care Act. If it works, the party can point to a broad program that delivers needed benefits to millions of Americans. If it doesn’t, it’s hard to imagine how Democrats will re-earn the trust of a skeptical public, to say nothing of the fate of the uninsured and the broader consequences for liberalism.

In the same way, the Republican Party is gambling its fate on the failure of the law, with no attempt to grapple with the possibility of its success. What happens if Obamacare works as advertised? How do GOP leaders salvage a failed crusade? And more importantly, how do GOPvoters react when the prospect of repeal is completely, unambiguously off the table?

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:
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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...

Bronx, 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

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