Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1384236 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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Frank

Spokane, WA

#1036015 Dec 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
The belief that “religious freedom” actually means the religious right gets to impose its beliefs on you is going to be tested by the Supreme Court. While many think the case of Hobby Lobby suing to avoid having to offer insurance benefits that cover contraception is primarily about reproductive rights, the real question at the center of the case is how much is your boss allowed to impose his religion on you, just because you work for him?
The employee/employer relationship should be simple: You work for a company, and they pay you with a combination of cash and benefits in compensation. Since you earned it, your cash and benefits belong to you to use as you see fit. But Hobby Lobby—and many other companies run by Christian conservatives—isn’t happy with that way of doing things. They want to claim that your compensation package still belongs to them after you’ve earned it and should be tailored to fit their religious beliefs, even if you, the rightful owner of the compensation package, do not share their beliefs. In their lawsuit, they claim that they should be able to determine how you use your insurance plan, and that they should be exempt from the federal government’s mandatory minimums in how they compensate you because they claim to have religious objections.
If Hobby Lobby wins its case, the precedent will create a massive incentive for corporations to sue to have all sorts of rights to use the fact that you work there as an excuse to force their religious beliefs on you. If your boss can force you to use your earned benefits according to his religious dictates, why not the rest of your compensation? Since he signs your paycheck, will he be able to sue and say that you shouldn’t be able to spend it in ways he believes violate his religion? Being able to claim that their “religious freedom” exempts them from all sorts of labor laws will be a massive boon to the religious right, and they will certainly start looking for ways to expand the ways they can force you to live by their religious rules, beyond how you use your insurance.
http://www.alternet.org/belief/how-christian-...
I support Hobby Lobby 100%. Evey one should have a hobby if they have time to commit to it. If someone doesn't support their policies they don't have to shop there or work there. You can find some hobby supplies at The Dollar Store. BTW: Hobby Lobby has great Christmas ideas.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1036016 Dec 6, 2013
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Chronic liars will lie about things even when the truth is perfectly acceptable. Obama falls into this category.
It took Clinton a few years from being away from the presidency to admit he lied "just because he could".

That seems to be the pattern here as well.

Clinton had the liberal media protecting his back too.

The problem is the liberal media. A conservative president would never get away with what Clinton got and Obama gets away with. Never in a million years.

Control the media, control the people. Some people are just too complacent or just don't give a damn - one or the other.
Vodka

Satellite Beach, FL

#1036017 Dec 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I wouldn't work for a theocratic corporation anyway; however, the people who work there, may live in small towns where jobs are scarce. Going to work should not have anything to do with religion. You rightwingers whine and fret about sharia law; well, you want to do the same thing. Impose your religion onto others.
Don't worry; they wouldn't hire a drunk.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1036018 Dec 6, 2013
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans teach the young personal responsibility and the value of hard work. If you work hard, you can accomplish great things and fruits of your hard work will be rewarded. Democrats teach the young that they can do nothing and still be rewarded. They learn to be dependent on the government and they learn that achievement is shameful. Kind of like the bleeding heart liberals that demand every five year old gets a trophy no matter how well they play.
Bupkis. Total jibberish.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1036019 Dec 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing was swept under a rug. They should be prosecuted.
Wat was questioned was this so called "knock out game" story pushed by Fox.
The answer to your question about this so-called "knock out game" story pushed by Fox is contained in the plethora of videos that show the execution of the game. Keep in mind that, because there aren't video cameras everywhere recording every event that ever happens anywhere, there are probably a hundred occurrences of the "knock out game" for every one of the multiple video recorded evidence of it.

Now, please tell us why you think all those videos of the knock out game is fraudulent.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1036020 Dec 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Ever see the movie "Coma"?
It will be conservatives suspended from the ceiling in a comatose fashion for harvesting organs.
Can picture Reid and Pelosi figuring out the logistics as we speak.
Obama will have to find out in the news.
Seen it? I watched you all you Republicans live in one during the Bush years.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#1036021 Dec 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
The belief that “religious freedom” actually means the religious right gets to impose its beliefs on you is going to be tested by the Supreme Court. While many think the case of Hobby Lobby suing to avoid having to offer insurance benefits that cover contraception is primarily about reproductive rights, the real question at the center of the case is how much is your boss allowed to impose his religion on you, just because you work for him?
The employee/employer relationship should be simple: You work for a company, and they pay you with a combination of cash and benefits in compensation. Since you earned it, your cash and benefits belong to you to use as you see fit. But Hobby Lobby—and many other companies run by Christian conservatives—isn’t happy with that way of doing things. They want to claim that your compensation package still belongs to them after you’ve earned it and should be tailored to fit their religious beliefs, even if you, the rightful owner of the compensation package, do not share their beliefs. In their lawsuit, they claim that they should be able to determine how you use your insurance plan, and that they should be exempt from the federal government’s mandatory minimums in how they compensate you because they claim to have religious objections.
If Hobby Lobby wins its case, the precedent will create a massive incentive for corporations to sue to have all sorts of rights to use the fact that you work there as an excuse to force their religious beliefs on you. If your boss can force you to use your earned benefits according to his religious dictates, why not the rest of your compensation? Since he signs your paycheck, will he be able to sue and say that you shouldn’t be able to spend it in ways he believes violate his religion? Being able to claim that their “religious freedom” exempts them from all sorts of labor laws will be a massive boon to the religious right, and they will certainly start looking for ways to expand the ways they can force you to live by their religious rules, beyond how you use your insurance.
http://www.alternet.org/belief/how-christian-...
Our country was founded on the tenant of freedom of religion. Obama can't change that.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1036022 Dec 6, 2013
Homer wrote:
***Public Service Announcement***
Folks, with poor people living each day in fear of the Republican threat to cut food stamps and other services to the poor and the country still reeling from the Bush debacle please give generously to the food banks and charities or the poor.
For you Republicans this is your chance to show that government assistance is not necessary by giving generously.
Also to show your patriotism and of course your constant concern for the debt please do not use the donations as a write off on your taxes.
Thank you.
***End Public Service Announcement***
Resume whining as usual.
Reality check time for Homer--

Obama's disapprovals
Economy -58.9% only 37.3% approve
Foreign Policy -52% only 37% approve
Obamacare 57.1% only 38.6% approve
Generic Poll 43.5% Dems 41%-this highly unusual as Dems are usually ahead even when Reps have won the house. This is only seen with sweeps.
LCNLin

United States

#1036023 Dec 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't need to sell anything. Just look at the lips. They both have the same little protrusion on the top one. Distinct features like that are genetics. His mother didn't have one. Neither did Obama, Sr.
They also both have the same narrow space in the indentation above the top lip. Obama Sr.'s was very wide.
http://www.aim.org/aim-column/frank-marshall-...
But you go ahead and believe your lying eyes. I could care less since you still believe Obama hasn't lied about anything. There's your sign.
You make more fun
of yourself than the rest
of the thread does!

Definition of counterproductive in English

counterproductive = having the opposite of the desired effect

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1036024 Dec 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! And you have putin and Pravda!
Got an example of any lie from Putin?

We have a thousand examples of lies from Obama.

So, who do you trust? Do you trust a person you can't prove is a liar? Or, do you trust a person who proves over and over they are a pathological liar?
Now, tell us why you trust the proven pathological liar.

Why did Obama lie for two weeks covering up the Al Qaeda attack against the United States in Benghazi?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1036025 Dec 6, 2013
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Chronic liars will lie about things even when the truth is perfectly acceptable. Obama falls into this category.
Fox News, Carol, most rightwingers, fall into this category, present company excluded.
LCNLin

United States

#1036026 Dec 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
November Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 7%
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/06/nove...
Taxes have gone down.
The national debt did not begin with President Obamas election; he put the wars on the books that Bush did not.
The cost of health insurance has gone down; millions more will be able to afford it that couldn't before
Students can remain on their parents insurance policies
You can't be denied coverage due to pre existing conditions
Signed the Lilly Ledbetter act; equal pay for women
Face it Frank; you're misinformed or dumb.
Good News for America..

Carol will post something else :-)
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1036027 Dec 6, 2013
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
I donated that bag of cheetoes you had on your desk.
Let's just give everyone $1 million. That will cure poverty over night.
You probably got a receipt too ya cheap bastard.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1036028 Dec 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
empirical evidence?
none.
just your usual.
so just how many make believe friends did you have when you were a kid?
Frank Marshal Davis is Obama's real father.
Do you agree?
Do you need to look at the photos of Frank Marshal Davis, Obama "Sr" and Obama "Jr" again?
LCNLin

United States

#1036029 Dec 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
It took Clinton a few years from being away from the presidency to admit he lied "just because he could".
That seems to be the pattern here as well.
Clinton had the liberal media protecting his back too.
The problem is the liberal media. A conservative president would never get away with what Clinton got and Obama gets away with. Never in a million years.
Control the media, control the people. Some people are just too complacent or just don't give a damn - one or the other.
LOL

Carol will post something else :-)

LOL
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1036030 Dec 6, 2013
Democrats/Obama in action!

'HIDDEN TAX': Red tape tab nears $2T
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1036031 Dec 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
November Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 7%
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/06/nove...
Taxes have gone down.
The national debt did not begin with President Obamas election; he put the wars on the books that Bush did not.
The cost of health insurance has gone down; millions more will be able to afford it that couldn't before
Students can remain on their parents insurance policies
You can't be denied coverage due to pre existing conditions
Signed the Lilly Ledbetter act; equal pay for women
Face it Frank; you're misinformed or dumb.
Yet there are fewer people in the work force. Care to explain that?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1036032 Dec 6, 2013
Americans from Buzz Aldrin to president Barack Obama say it’s a waste of time to put men back on the moon -- so why are foreign countries so eager to take that one small step?

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/12/06/why...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1036033 Dec 6, 2013
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans teach the young personal responsibility and the value of hard work. If you work hard, you can accomplish great things and fruits of your hard work will be rewarded. Democrats teach the young that they can do nothing and still be rewarded. They learn to be dependent on the government and they learn that achievement is shameful. Kind of like the bleeding heart liberals that demand every five year old gets a trophy no matter how well they play.
Who are these Republicans you speak of? What planet do they hail from? I heard they were terrible parents and most of their young were eaten by them or raised by nannies/wolves.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1036034 Dec 6, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
You make more fun
of yourself than the rest
of the thread does!
Definition of counterproductive in English
counterproductive = having the opposite of the desired effect
You just described Obamacare...

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