Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1497103 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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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1038423 Dec 10, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>"Stupidfuck"
He campaigned on closing the prison there. Congress will not fund this so nothing he can do about it, ergo no lie. The U.S. is not a dictatorship.
Obama doesn't have any problem finding money when he wants to spend a hundred million dollars on a vacation to Africa, or to buy more tanks for the DHS than Patton had under his command, you ignorant dupe.

Obama has no problem finding money for what he wants to do. Obama chose to not close Gitmo.
Just another lie from our pathological liar in the White House.

Does Obama ever open his mouth and not lie?
Like when he claims to have been a constitutional lawyer, and Obama has never even seen the inside of a courtroom as a lawyer. Typical lie from Obama. Total fraud.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1038424 Dec 10, 2013
Reported on this a month or so ago. The end of cancer my be in sight.

PHILADELPHIA -- Doug Olson had been living with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, for 14 years. By 2010, after four rounds of chemotherapy, his only option seemed to be a bone marrow transplant with a 50 percent chance of success.

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Doug Olson CBS NEWS
"You know, it's sort of standing at the edge of a cliff with a parachute that may or may not open," Olson says.
That's when he became Patient Number Three in a gene therapy experiment designed to manipulate his immune system.

"I didn't hesitate for a second," he says. "They talk about cancer being a battle -- you're fighting cancer, and that's exactly what it feels like."

The weapon is drawn from a patient's own body. Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania remove "T cells," or white blood cells that help fight infections. The cells are then genetically modified to recognize and attack cancer cells.

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Dr. David Porter CBS NEWS
"The T cell can grow and divide," says oncologist Dr. David Porter, who is part of the team overseeing the therapy. "In fact, we've seen for every T cell that we genetically modify and put into a patient's body, it has the ability to kill up to 93,000 leukemia cells."
In Olson's case, it took just three weeks to work.

"Dr. Porter said 'hot off the press.' He said,'We can't find any CLL in your blood at all,'" Olson recalls. "It was amazing. You can imagine, only a few weeks before, you're not sure you have a future."



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Fifty-nine patients were treated for two types of leukemia. Fifteen of 32 adults with CLL have responded to the therapy, and seven have no evidence of leukemia. In the second type of leukemia, ALL, the patients were mostly children, and the results were even more dramatic: no detectible cancerous cells in 24 of 27 treated patients.
"The fact that these cells can survive for so long and continue to be biologically active really is quite remarkable to all of us," Porter says.

More than three years later, Olson is still in complete remission, and the modified T cells are still circulating.

The hope is to use this same technique to make other types of cancer cells more visible to the body's immune system. In the next few months, doctors will start using this sophisticated immunotherapy in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

© 2013 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1038425 Dec 10, 2013
Progressives argue we need to pay more to employees so that they won't steal...

then we have this...

"Peregrine’s Wasendorf Gets 50 Years for Theft of Millions"

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-31/u-s-...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1038426 Dec 10, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>They declared war on us so we declared war on them.
Al Qaeda declared war on us. Did we declare war on them?
Obviously not. But, that didn't stop Obama from surrendering to them, did it?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1038427 Dec 10, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz defied critics angry that he eulogized Nelson Mandela and left for South Africa today as part of a 23 member congressional delegation going to honor the former South African president and anti-apartheid hero.

“He endured decades of imprisonment and steadfastly continued his fight for equality. And, when justice prevailed in his battle against apartheid, and Mandela was elected president of his nation, he nobly chose reconciliation instead of retribution — a legacy for which he will be remembered forever,” Cruz, R-Texas, said.

Cruz’s press secretary, Catherine Frazier, also rejected the arguments of those who criticized Cruz for lauding Mandela.

“Mr. Mandela deserves to be remembered and honored for his sacrifices in pursuit of freedom for the oppressed and his historic achievements to that end,” Frazier said.

Rep. Aaron Schock, the Republican congressman who was tapped by Speaker John Boehner to lead the delegation to South Africa, has also been met with social media heat for eulogizing Mandela as “the George Washington of our time.”
In response to the Illinois congressman’s tweet, twitter user Mark Christopher said,“@aaronschock @NelsonMandela George Washington? He was a communist…. Not the devil, but GW?”

Perhaps the staunchest defense of praising Mandela came from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

On Friday, Gingrich wrote a scathing criticism of Mandela’s opponents among his fellow GOP members, and suggested that Tea Party types share Mandela’s values, even his violent resistance against apartheid.

“Some of the people who are most opposed to oppression from Washington attack Mandela when he was opposed to oppression in his own country,” Gingrich wrote.

The former Speaker of the House continued to speak out against Mandela critics, sighting examples of historic American leaders fighting against oppression, sometimes with force.

“As Americans we celebrate the farmers at Lexington and Concord who used force to oppose British tyranny,” Gingrich noted.“We praise George Washington for spending eight years in the field fighting the British Army’s dictatorial assault on our freedom.”

“Patrick Henry said,‘Give me liberty or give me death,’” he added.

Republicans aren’t the only ones being met with criticism for honoring Nelson Mandela.

The White House posted a video to Facebook of the president speaking about the anti-apartheid leader’s passing, and quoted Obama saying,“He no longer belongs to us—he belongs to the ages.” The Facebook post received 4,085 likes, and 700 comments, many of which were critical of the president and his eulogizing of the South African leader.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/12/...

the racists are not happy.

hey racists! tuff shit! the minority can whine all it wants, but since you're the minority....no one cares. even your own are declaring your ignorance. how's it feel to have someone like Cruz remind you that you're a dumb redneck hick?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1038428 Dec 10, 2013
a position or title does not stop people from stealing...

"Ex-Dixon comptroller gets 19 1/2 years for $54 million fraud"

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-14...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1038429 Dec 10, 2013
this guys salary did not stop him from stealing...

'Former MSU bookstore director to serve 5+ years in prison'

'BY STEVE POKIN — Mark Brixey, former director of Missouri State University’s bookstore who admitted stealing more than $1 million, was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield to 63 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.'

http://www.news-leader.com/article/20130829/N...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1038430 Dec 10, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Good morning Homer!
JOHANNESBURG (AP)— President Barack Obama has shaken hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.
The handshake between the leaders of the two Cold War enemies came during a ceremony that's focused on Mandela's legacy of reconciliation. Obama was greeting a line of world leaders and heads of state attending the memorial in Johannesburg. He also shook hands with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who has clashed with Obama over alleged National Security Agency spying.
(stay tuned for the usual "communist, Marxist bullshyt from the oathkeepers on here)
Oh lord, here we go. Good morning Lily.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1038431 Dec 10, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell us again what the unemployment rate is for young black men.
So, just what criteria are they using to judge the economy?
i've got no comment for those who think that Obama hasn't down enough for blacks while they go on about Obama giving the black folks whatever they want so they'll vote for him.

so you can see why people think you're a conflicted nutjob.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1038432 Dec 10, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell us again what the unemployment rate is for young black men.
So, just what criteria are they using to judge the economy?
Better yet ask him the employment rate for Native Americans....

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1038433 Dec 10, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Good morning Homer!
JOHANNESBURG (AP)— President Barack Obama has shaken hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.
The handshake between the leaders of the two Cold War enemies came during a ceremony that's focused on Mandela's legacy of reconciliation. Obama was greeting a line of world leaders and heads of state attending the memorial in Johannesburg. He also shook hands with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who has clashed with Obama over alleged National Security Agency spying.
(stay tuned for the usual "communist, Marxist bullshyt from the oathkeepers on here)
Mandela's method of "reconciliation" was to tie the hands behind the backs of people who wanted to engage in a discussion about bringing the communists into South Africa and put a tire soaked in gasoline around their necks on a public street and lighting it so everyone could see what would happen to them if they had a different opinion than him.

Can you tell us why Nelson Mandela murdered only black people?

Can you tell us why the black population of South Africa is still living in the "Bantustans" with low education standards and confined to menial work and can't travel safely around South Africa and still have a government boot on the back of their necks thirty years after Mandela "liberated" them?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1038434 Dec 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i've got no comment for those who think that Obama hasn't down enough for blacks while they go on about Obama giving the black folks whatever they want so they'll vote for him.
so you can see why people think you're a conflicted nutjob.
As usual, you are running away from the facts and the question. Here it is again:

Tell us again what the unemployment rate is for young black men.
So, just what criteria are they using to judge the economy?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1038435 Dec 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Sen. Ted Cruz defied critics angry that he eulogized Nelson Mandela and left for South Africa today as part of a 23 member congressional delegation going to honor the former South African president and anti-apartheid hero.
“He endured decades of imprisonment and steadfastly continued his fight for equality. And, when justice prevailed in his battle against apartheid, and Mandela was elected president of his nation, he nobly chose reconciliation instead of retribution — a legacy for which he will be remembered forever,” Cruz, R-Texas, said.
Cruz’s press secretary, Catherine Frazier, also rejected the arguments of those who criticized Cruz for lauding Mandela.
“Mr. Mandela deserves to be remembered and honored for his sacrifices in pursuit of freedom for the oppressed and his historic achievements to that end,” Frazier said.
Rep. Aaron Schock, the Republican congressman who was tapped by Speaker John Boehner to lead the delegation to South Africa, has also been met with social media heat for eulogizing Mandela as “the George Washington of our time.”
In response to the Illinois congressman’s tweet, twitter user Mark Christopher said,“@aaronschock @NelsonMandela George Washington? He was a communist…. Not the devil, but GW?”
Perhaps the staunchest defense of praising Mandela came from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
On Friday, Gingrich wrote a scathing criticism of Mandela’s opponents among his fellow GOP members, and suggested that Tea Party types share Mandela’s values, even his violent resistance against apartheid.
“Some of the people who are most opposed to oppression from Washington attack Mandela when he was opposed to oppression in his own country,” Gingrich wrote.
The former Speaker of the House continued to speak out against Mandela critics, sighting examples of historic American leaders fighting against oppression, sometimes with force.
“As Americans we celebrate the farmers at Lexington and Concord who used force to oppose British tyranny,” Gingrich noted.“We praise George Washington for spending eight years in the field fighting the British Army’s dictatorial assault on our freedom.”
“Patrick Henry said,‘Give me liberty or give me death,’” he added.
Republicans aren’t the only ones being met with criticism for honoring Nelson Mandela.
The White House posted a video to Facebook of the president speaking about the anti-apartheid leader’s passing, and quoted Obama saying,“He no longer belongs to us—he belongs to the ages.” The Facebook post received 4,085 likes, and 700 comments, many of which were critical of the president and his eulogizing of the South African leader.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/12/...
the racists are not happy.
hey racists! tuff shit! the minority can whine all it wants, but since you're the minority....no one cares. even your own are declaring your ignorance. how's it feel to have someone like Cruz remind you that you're a dumb redneck hick?
Martin Bashir
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1038436 Dec 10, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting that he was surprised; but perhaps he has now finally opened his eyes to the rabid right wing white supremacist fringe that has become so hyper partisan that it's like the cold war.
Here is a bit of information I found at about the underbelly of Progressive movement.

Progressive was first used when the Communist was wanting to run a candidate against Truman and knew Communist Party probably wouldn't work.

Hey, lily, do you wear your Harris-Perry tampon earrings when you spout off her brain dead mantras?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1038437 Dec 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i've got no comment for those who think that Obama hasn't down enough for blacks while they go on about Obama giving the black folks whatever they want so they'll vote for him.
so you can see why people think you're a conflicted nutjob.
what does your 'injun' part have to say about this situation?
NuculurVodkaOpti on

Satellite Beach, FL

#1038438 Dec 10, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Good morning Homer!
JOHANNESBURG (AP)— President Barack Obama has shaken hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.
The handshake between the leaders of the two Cold War enemies came during a ceremony that's focused on Mandela's legacy of reconciliation. Obama was greeting a line of world leaders and heads of state attending the memorial in Johannesburg. He also shook hands with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who has clashed with Obama over alleged National Security Agency spying.
(stay tuned for the usual "communist, Marxist bullshyt from the oathkeepers on here)
Does Raul realize Obama is a liar?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1038439 Dec 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Sen. Ted Cruz defied critics angry that he eulogized Nelson Mandela and left for South Africa today as part of a 23 member congressional delegation going to honor the former South African president and anti-apartheid hero.
“He endured decades of imprisonment and steadfastly continued his fight for equality. And, when justice prevailed in his battle against apartheid, and Mandela was elected president of his nation, he nobly chose reconciliation instead of retribution — a legacy for which he will be remembered forever,” Cruz, R-Texas, said.
Cruz’s press secretary, Catherine Frazier, also rejected the arguments of those who criticized Cruz for lauding Mandela.
“Mr. Mandela deserves to be remembered and honored for his sacrifices in pursuit of freedom for the oppressed and his historic achievements to that end,” Frazier said.
Rep. Aaron Schock, the Republican congressman who was tapped by Speaker John Boehner to lead the delegation to South Africa, has also been met with social media heat for eulogizing Mandela as “the George Washington of our time.”
In response to the Illinois congressman’s tweet, twitter user Mark Christopher said,“@aaronschock @NelsonMandela George Washington? He was a communist…. Not the devil, but GW?”
Perhaps the staunchest defense of praising Mandela came from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
On Friday, Gingrich wrote a scathing criticism of Mandela’s opponents among his fellow GOP members, and suggested that Tea Party types share Mandela’s values, even his violent resistance against apartheid.
“Some of the people who are most opposed to oppression from Washington attack Mandela when he was opposed to oppression in his own country,” Gingrich wrote.
The former Speaker of the House continued to speak out against Mandela critics, sighting examples of historic American leaders fighting against oppression, sometimes with force.
“As Americans we celebrate the farmers at Lexington and Concord who used force to oppose British tyranny,” Gingrich noted.“We praise George Washington for spending eight years in the field fighting the British Army’s dictatorial assault on our freedom.”
“Patrick Henry said,‘Give me liberty or give me death,’” he added.
Republicans aren’t the only ones being met with criticism for honoring Nelson Mandela.
The White House posted a video to Facebook of the president speaking about the anti-apartheid leader’s passing, and quoted Obama saying,“He no longer belongs to us—he belongs to the ages.” The Facebook post received 4,085 likes, and 700 comments, many of which were critical of the president and his eulogizing of the South African leader.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/12/...
the racists are not happy.
hey racists! tuff shit! the minority can whine all it wants, but since you're the minority....no one cares. even your own are declaring your ignorance. how's it feel to have someone like Cruz remind you that you're a dumb redneck hick?
Cruz has his opion. We have ours.
That's how it works in America.
However, in South Africa, if you had an opinion different than Mandela, he'd burn you to death.
God bless America.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1038440 Dec 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i've got no comment for those who think that Obama hasn't down enough for blacks while they go on about Obama giving the black folks whatever they want so they'll vote for him.
so you can see why people think you're a conflicted nutjob.
No wonder you stay away from news sites as their articles will come as a direct violation to what you want the world to be.

Idealism just got mugged by Reality.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1038441 Dec 10, 2013
The Republican Rejection of Medicaid Expansion is Depraved

The refusal of Republican states to accept Obamacare's Medicaid expansion surely ranks as one of the most sordid acts in recent American history. The cost to the states is tiny, and the help it would bring to the poor is immense. It's paid for by taxes that residents of these states are going to pay regardless of whether they receive any of the benefits. And yet, merely because it has Obama's name attached to it, they've decided that immiserating millions of poor people is worth it. It's hard to imagine a decision more depraved.

Conservatives hate it when you accuse them of simply not caring about the poor. Sometimes they have a point. This is not one of those times.

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/12...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1038442 Dec 10, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Oh lord, here we go. Good morning Lily.
Mandela was a strong supporter of Castro-why is this a surprise to you?

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