Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1660044 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

#1034495 Dec 3, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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This is like the black Beverly Hillbillies and Cousin Jethro got arrested. Just once.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA.....
Hold that thought ...

The Marlins and Saltalamacchia have indeed agreed to terms on a three-year,$21 million contract according to Heyman. That didn't take long. The deal is pending a physical.

The Marlins are close to a deal with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, confirms Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com . Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports says the team offered a three-year contract worth roughly $22 million. An agreement is expected within 24 hours.

Saltalamacchia, 28, is from West Palm Beach, about an hour north of Miami, so joining the Marlins would be something of a homecoming. He is easily the best free agent catcher left on the board since Brian McCann (Yankees), Carlos Ruiz (Phillies) and A.J. Pierzynski (Red Sox) have already agreed to deals.

In 121 games this past season, Saltalamacchia hit .273/.338/.466 (118 OPS+) with 14 home runs. He swatted 25 homers in 2012, but otherwise 2013 was a career year offensively. Saltalamacchia is just adequate on defense and below-average at throwing out runners -- his career 23 percent throw out rate is well below the 27 percent league average.

The Marlins have some money to spend this winter and were looking for a veteran backstop to pair with backup Jeff Mathis. They still have holes on the pitching staff and at second and third bases. The team has a history of trading it's biggest free agent pickups after a year or two, so it'll be interesting to see if Saltalamacchia pushes for a no-trade clause.
Dean

United States

#1034496 Dec 3, 2013
D-Day arrived for ObamaCare Saturday and began with an 11 hour shutdown of Healthcare.gov --the problem plagued website intended to provide easy access to affordable insurance for millions of Americans.

The contraption is functioning better but is still terribly inadequate. It can only handle 50,000 users at a time, well short of the volume needed to assist the millions of Americans who must purchase health insurance by year end or face fines.

Those eligible for subsidies must use the system, but often the system cannot verify eligibility for aid. Many are in limbo--applications already initiated are stalled, lost, or otherwise cannot be completed.

Healthcare.gov software to funnel subsidies to insurance companies is not functioning effectively, and the small business site that was to offer group coverage has been postponed one year.

Eventually Mr. Zients will have this monster fulfilling all its functions, but it is likely to be a balky, frustrating website, much like other federal websites or those run by private firms enjoying monopoly power.

Health insurance will be as much of a headache as tax filing. Bureaucrats will have easy access to sensitive personal data, which Obama administration political moles can use to target, harass, and sometimes destroy critics, and simply occupy millions of hours of citizens’ time that could be used more productively.

Welcome to statism--the ants of capitalism herded into a bureaucratic hell to serve the masters of a grander design.

All this aside, let us look at the list of promises that will remain unkept when the website is fully repaired, no matter how well it may run:

If you like your insurance, you can keep it.

If you like your doctor, you can keep him.

If you need help finding the coverage you need, we will make it easy.

And by organizing the health care market under the guiding hand of the omnipotent state, we will make insurance cheaper.

The first two promises are forever broken. Insurance companies cannot bring back most policies the Affordable Health Care Act declared illegal, a presidential edict notwithstanding. And insurance companies are slashing doctors and hospitals from their networks to meet arbitrary ObamaCare mandates.

Folks who had perfectly adequate policies, which were delivering hundreds of thousands of dollars in life saving benefits from specialized physicians for cancer treatment and other complex illnesses, have lost those benefits and have been offered replacement policies cluttered with unneeded services. For example, pediatric vision care for childless couples in their 50s and birth control benefits for nuns.

Many Americans face death when old policies lapse and can no longer pay for the care they need. But as a Washington lawyer and ardent support of the president assuaged me, some sacrifice is needed by a few for the progress of the many.

Echoes of Stalin’s casualties building the Moscow subway!

Overall, premium costs are skyrocketing for many Americans, not because their old coverage was inadequate or because new coverage is better, but because they are in markets now served by fewer providers and less competition than before. Businesses are forced to jettison full-time positions in favor of part-time workers to avoid paying health benefits they can no longer afford and avoid penalties that will be imposed beginning in 2015.
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WELCOME TO AMERIKA!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1034497 Dec 3, 2013
Report: ALEC Has A Funding Problem After Trayvon Martin Saga

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is facing a potential funding problem after losing a number of big donors in recent years, The Guardian newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Documents obtained by The Guardian show that the lobbying group has identified over 40 former corporate members -- including Amazon, Coca-Cola, and Walmart -- it is looking to attract back. Numerous companies cut ties with the group following the "stand-your-ground" law issues raised by the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in February 2012.

The documents, prepared for ALEC's recent annual board meeting, show that money raised from conferences, membership fees, and donations has fallen short. In the first six months of 2013, ALEC had a budget hole totaling more than one third of its projected income. The Guardian also learned that more than 400 state legislators have left ALEC over the past two years.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/report-...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1034498 Dec 3, 2013
what do eleven year olds do for fun these days?

"11-Year-Old & 14-Year-Old Try To Rob Wal-Mart Shopper At Knifepoint"

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/12/02/wal-...
LCNLin

United States

#1034499 Dec 3, 2013
Dean wrote:
D-Day arrived for ObamaCare Saturday and began with an 11 hour shutdown of Healthcare.gov --the problem plagued website intended to provide easy access to affordable insurance for millions of Americans.
The contraption is functioning better but is still terribly inadequate. It can only handle 50,000 users at a time, well short of the volume needed to assist the millions of Americans who must purchase health insurance by year end or face fines.
Those eligible for subsidies must use the system, but often the system cannot verify eligibility for aid. Many are in limbo--applications already initiated are stalled, lost, or otherwise cannot be completed.
Healthcare.gov software to funnel subsidies to insurance companies is not functioning effectively, and the small business site that was to offer group coverage has been postponed one year.
Eventually Mr. Zients will have this monster fulfilling all its functions, but it is likely to be a balky, frustrating website, much like other federal websites or those run by private firms enjoying monopoly power.
Health insurance will be as much of a headache as tax filing. Bureaucrats will have easy access to sensitive personal data, which Obama administration political moles can use to target, harass, and sometimes destroy critics, and simply occupy millions of hours of citizens’ time that could be used more productively.
Welcome to statism--the ants of capitalism herded into a bureaucratic hell to serve the masters of a grander design.
All this aside, let us look at the list of promises that will remain unkept when the website is fully repaired, no matter how well it may run:
If you like your insurance, you can keep it.
If you like your doctor, you can keep him.
If you need help finding the coverage you need, we will make it easy.
And by organizing the health care market under the guiding hand of the omnipotent state, we will make insurance cheaper.
The first two promises are forever broken. Insurance companies cannot bring back most policies the Affordable Health Care Act declared illegal, a presidential edict notwithstanding. And insurance companies are slashing doctors and hospitals from their networks to meet arbitrary ObamaCare mandates.
Folks who had perfectly adequate policies, which were delivering hundreds of thousands of dollars in life saving benefits from specialized physicians for cancer treatment and other complex illnesses, have lost those benefits and have been offered replacement policies cluttered with unneeded services. For example, pediatric vision care for childless couples in their 50s and birth control benefits for nuns.
Many Americans face death when old policies lapse and can no longer pay for the care they need. But as a Washington lawyer and ardent support of the president assuaged me, some sacrifice is needed by a few for the progress of the many.
Echoes of Stalin’s casualties building the Moscow subway!
Overall, premium costs are skyrocketing for many Americans, not because their old coverage was inadequate or because new coverage is better, but because they are in markets now served by fewer providers and less competition than before. Businesses are forced to jettison full-time positions in favor of part-time workers to avoid paying health benefits they can no longer afford and avoid penalties that will be imposed beginning in 2015.
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WELCOME TO AMERIKA!
Americans with pre existing conditions will wait and remember the opposition of the tea people
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1034500 Dec 3, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama stays in Washington they whine
President Obama takes a trip to make a few political points, they whine.
Just wishes they'd STHU w/there politcal cnostant campagining--spend HALF as much time and EFFORT actually fixing the UNsecure current software MESS of teh american communist act in it's current form, Then put in grubbermint offices where in the hell it BELONGS, for verification and identification purposes (as any HALF WIT with any sense of keeping the American public at least half way secured during the transactions of should realize), and finally have SOME sort of actually AFFORDABLE health care option for the fifteen WORKING class percent without, with OUT debilitating the REST of the free market economy!!

But Noooooo....Noooooooooo...that would just be too damn simple, for the rather wanna-be COMMIETIC, lemming marxist type lawbook-licking partisan kids on political power trips.

So in the meantime, while the partisan, self serving megalomanics play in the sandbox now turned to cat litter box of D.C.--some of the REST of America will continue to REPEAT, REPEAT and REPEAT it, till maybe a little light goes off and some of them Get a CLUE.

With some GOOD, worthwhile stuff.

Duhmmies.
LCNLin

United States

#1034501 Dec 3, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Realtime is a glutton for punishment.
I'll bet he's into S&M heavily.
WASHINGTON — President Obama told Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday that he supports new peace talks with rebel forces in Colombia.

While "it is not easy," Obama said that Santos is doing the right thing in seeking "a lasting and just peace" with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

"Obviously, there are going to be some very challenging questions moving forward," Obama told reporters after he and Santos met at the White House. "I'm pleased to see the president's strong commitment on that front."

Santos made his visit to Washington just days after announcing he would seek re-election in Colombia.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1034502 Dec 3, 2013
Gubbymint shutdown and what spending cuts...

'State Department Buys Million Dollar Granite Sculpture from Irish-Born Artist'

"At the end of September, the federal government's fiscal year was drawing to a close, the threat of a shut down was increasing, and the State Department was shopping for art. Four contracts were awarded in the last two weeks of September, including $1,000,000 for a granite sculpture by Irish-born artist Sean Scully to be installed at the new U.S. Embassy in London. Notice of the awards was posted Sunday afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend on the Federal Business Opportunities website."

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/state-dep...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1034503 Dec 3, 2013
Americans starve...and then we have Liberals buying art...

'The State Department's 2013 budget request included $2.5M for the Art in Embassies program.'

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/state-dep...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1034504 Dec 3, 2013
Progressives have their Priorities...

'Running up the tab: State Dept. bought $180,000 in liquor before shutdown'

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1034505 Dec 3, 2013
Drunk ass Progressives and shut downs...

"$5,625 in “gratuity wine” at the embassy in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 29, followed by $5,925 in “gratuity whiskey” on the day the shutdown began'

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1034506 Dec 3, 2013
Tokyo! Come in Tokyo!

Progressives are a bunch of drunks!

"$22,416 in wine at the embassy in Tokyo."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/...
LCNLin

United States

#1034508 Dec 3, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Americans starve...and then we have Liberals buying art...
'The State Department's 2013 budget request included $2.5M for the Art in Embassies program.'
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/state-dep...
President Barack Obama said Tuesday the troubled Affordable Care Act website is now "working well for the vast majority of users" and vowed to fight continued Republican efforts to strip away the law's protections.

"Now, we may never satisfy the law's opponents, I think that's fair to say," Obama said in White House remarks intended to move news coverage away from problems with the website to the 2010 health law's promises of affordable health coverage for millions of Americans.

"Some of them are rooting for this law to fail -- that's not my opinion, by the way, they say it pretty explicitly," the president said. "Some have already convinced themselves that the law has failed, regardless of the evidence."

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1034509 Dec 3, 2013
Progressives sure care about the poor...

"$15,900 in bourbon and whiskey in Moscow'

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1034510 Dec 3, 2013
...now tell us who is the drunk...

"Those records show the State Department bought $415,000 worth of alcohol in fiscal 2012, which was 25 percent more than the $331,000 spent in 2011 and more than triple the $118,000 spent in 2008."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1034511 Dec 3, 2013
State Dept spent $180K on booze before the shutdown...

and then we have this..

fastboat
"Meanwhile the National Monuments are closed to the public by hardly ever seen before Park Police, even though they are open air monuments on the National Mall while they barricade off the WWII Memorial to veterans. All because of the government shutdown...."
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1034512 Dec 3, 2013
The Obama lie for the week just came out via Reuters News at 8pm.

Obama the serial liar said just today that the system is working. Guess what?

The system to pay the insurer is not built!!!!!!
The feds are bailing out Obamatard.

The fed will cut checks based on insurer estimates for one sixth of the economy!!!!!!!!

Frisking' scumbag liar Obama!!!!

This is insane.

Taxpayers screwed again.

Democrats exposed for more shoddy government.

I knew the lie of the week was coming.

Meanwhile, Obama approval now below 40%

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1034513 Dec 3, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
President Barack Obama said Tuesday the troubled Affordable Care Act website is now "working well for the vast majority of users" and vowed to fight continued Republican efforts to strip away the law's protections.
"Now, we may never satisfy the law's opponents, I think that's fair to say," Obama said in White House remarks intended to move news coverage away from problems with the website to the 2010 health law's promises of affordable health coverage for millions of Americans.
"Some of them are rooting for this law to fail -- that's not my opinion, by the way, they say it pretty explicitly," the president said. "Some have already convinced themselves that the law has failed, regardless of the evidence."
Have you seen Obama's job approval rating?

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/
RUSH10ME

Colonial Beach, VA

#1034515 Dec 3, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Will they both be wearing condoms and Depends?
Moooochele wears the condoms in the whitehouse these days .

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1034516 Dec 3, 2013
He's so popular...

"...Barack Obama has dipped below an average 40% job approval rating on RCP."

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/

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