Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263849 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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Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1047603 Dec 25, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Only a total idiot would expect someone to actually believe that KMA stands for Kindly Montana State, that don't even make sense..If you are to lie at least make it believable...Tooo funny...What an idiot.
"poop"
Sorry, but you continue to be a little dense, please see below;
K indly
M ontana - University, not state
A lum
You are probably curious as to the meaning of "poop", see below;
P utrid
O ld
O bscene
P rick
Peace
KMA
Merry Christmas
John

Elk Grove Village, IL

#1047604 Dec 25, 2013
Opee and The First Eater are the poster children for crass, lack of class, bad azz politicians who act like King and Queen. The best thing that could happen is Obamoutcare is really gonna trash his legacy. Wait til people get the medical bills for the coverage they thought they had. Ha!
WE TOLD YOU SO!
Can't blame me. I voted for both other guys!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047605 Dec 25, 2013
the ObamaKKKare f*uckups keep coming...

Obamacare was drafted so poorly that residents in America's territories like the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam may literally be unable to purchase health insurance on the private market next year, even if they are healthy and want to voluntarily do so.

Though Obamacare requires insurance companies in the territories to accept all applicants regardless of preexisting conditions, the law "does not mandate that all territorial residents buy plans nor does it provide subsidies to make coverage more affordable--as it does in the 50 states and the District of Columbia."

The Washington Post simply noted that "this is, to put it mildly, a really bad way to run an insurance market. The whole idea of the subsidies and the mandate was to encourage enrollment among the healthier, younger people necessary to support an insurance market that also works for the sick."

Since only sick people will enroll in the territories, premiums will skyrocket. Health analysts have said, "It's like building a house with a roof but no walls."

In the case of the Northern Mariana Islands, the individual insurance market is so messed up that insurance regulators believe it will be "literally impossible" for someone to buy a new insurance policy next year because the "one plan selling policies there told the territory's top insurance commissioner it would not sell new plans for 2014."

"In the 50 states and D.C., everybody is crying about the Affordable Care Act not working," Sixto Igisomar, the regulator, told the Post. "You multiple those things exponentially for us."

According to the Post, when Congress drafted the Affordable Care Act, it included "territories in some provisions but not others." The individual mandate and insurance subsides are not extensions of the Public Health Act, which covers the territories, and are a part of Obamacare, a new law that applies to "each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia." As a result, "territories are also barred from using the federal health exchange but did have the opportunity to build their own marketplaces."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047606 Dec 25, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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That's bullshit. One of the most viable solutions was to allow interstate competition for insurance companies that "you people" wanted nothing to do with. "You people" won't even listen to solutions that fly in the face of your Government Knows Best mantra.
under Covered California, there is no competition across county lines....

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1047607 Dec 25, 2013
John wrote:
Opee and The First Eater are the poster children for crass, lack of class, bad azz politicians who act like King and Queen. The best thing that could happen is Obamoutcare is really gonna trash his legacy. Wait til people get the medical bills for the coverage they thought they had. Ha!
WE TOLD YOU SO!
Can't blame me. I voted for both other guys!
A. Who cares about Obama's legacy?
B. Anyone that thinks they have coverage they don't have can't read.
C. You probably also voted for Bush so we can blame you for the recession we're still climbing out of.
D. The only thing you told us is that you're a moron.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047608 Dec 25, 2013
John wrote:
Opee and The First Eater are the poster children for crass, lack of class, bad azz politicians who act like King and Queen. The best thing that could happen is Obamoutcare is really gonna trash his legacy. Wait til people get the medical bills for the coverage they thought they had. Ha!
WE TOLD YOU SO!
Can't blame me. I voted for both other guys!
more likely they will be turned away at the door and told to find a doctor and/or hospital covered by their plan...

...if they can...

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1047609 Dec 25, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
That's bullshit. One of the most viable solutions was to allow interstate competition for insurance companies that "you people" wanted nothing to do with. "You people" won't even listen to solutions that fly in the face of your Government Knows Best mantra.
Yu have no clue what "buying across state lines entailed.

You probably think it means anyone can buy a policy from any state.

This is how f*king stupid you people are.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047610 Dec 25, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
A. Who cares about Obama's legacy?
B. Anyone that thinks they have coverage they don't have can't read.
C. You probably also voted for Bush so we can blame you for the recession we're still climbing out of.
D. The only thing you told us is that you're a moron.
if they don't have a written policy from an insurance company and insurance cards, then they probably do not have insurance...or any knowledge of their coverage....and they almost certainly do not know where their insurance will be accepted...

the rest of your post is trash...
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1047611 Dec 25, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"poop"
Sorry, but you continue to be a little dense, please see below;
K indly
M ontana - University, not state
A lum
You are probably curious as to the meaning of "poop", see below;
P utrid
O ld
O bscene
P rick
Peace
KMA
Merry Christmas
Nice try numb nuts, First of all only a total idiot would think that you had over a 8th grade education. Your posts are indicavite of a third grader, the word kindly is obviously the only word you could think up to make your lie with. You really do post like you are mentally retarded. You live in your own fantasy world don't you Walter?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047612 Dec 25, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Yu have no clue what "buying across state lines entailed.
You probably think it means anyone can buy a policy from any state.
This is how f*king stupid you people are.
restrictions against interstate sales are designed to preserve high-price monopolies for favored companies that line the pockets of politicians in highly-regulated states...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047613 Dec 25, 2013
“A rookie mistake.” That’s how one TV industry veteran who’s put in time dealing with rogue reality stars described A&E’s handling of its Duck Dynasty nightmare.

“It’s very difficult to keep these people in check then they get famous,” the exec noted, in A&E’s defense. Particularly when the star already has amassed a large pile of money making bird-calling devices for hunters, believes he has a religious calling, and isn’t afraid to lose his TV series. A&E is charting new territory, execs with whom we spoke acknowledged.“You’ve got an immovable object who actually believes he has God on his side. He’s a multimillionaire who lives in a swamp!” one industry image specialist acknowledged.“I don’t’ think he gives a flying fuck whether or not [A&E] agrees with him. I don’t think there’s any fear in this guy.” Ditto the rest of the Robertson family, who quickly issued a statement suggesting they will not do the show without Phil.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047614 Dec 25, 2013
In addition to Know Your Star, execs we spoke with said the basic tenets of Surviving Reality TV Series Hits also include Know Your Show, Know Your Audience — and, last but not least, Get Out Of Your Own Way (aka, Hollywood and New York Are Not the Norm in the Country).

A&E does not appear to have done well on these other points either, according to our experts.

Duck Dynasty isn’t just another of the homespun reality TV shows about swamp people, trailer park people, pickers, hoarders, storage-locker openers, and coupon clippers that litter the TV landscape these days – it’s a religious parable, our pundits noted.“This is a show where, somewhere in every episode they’re saying grace,” noted one.“These people have a certain genuineness to them, even if they did agree to do a reality show.”

Meanwhile, as A&E has learned during the past few days, if it didn’t know it already, a vocal chunk of the show’s audience subscribes to Robertson’s views on the Bible, Christianity, and homosexuality. Putting a show’s star on “hiatus” during the show’s hiatus, and with the next run of 10 Phil-featuring episodes already in the can might have seemed utterly logical from inside the industry, and the jaded press gave the network points for a move that looked like doing something while actually doing not much — and certainly no damage to the franchise. But, to Duck Dynasty’s religious followers, it was a battle cry.

Said one exec,“Their statement … should have been simply along the lines of,‘The opinion stated by Phil is his opinion only; it’s not the opinion of A&E’— and let it go.”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1047615 Dec 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Galt believes in merit-based scholarships for exceptional students unable to afford the cost of education, as long as race, gender, ethnicity, etc are not factors in the decision...
Hmmm. It's not that simple. What do you think of this idea?

The University of Colorado (Boulder) "de-emphasized race" by "giving extra consideration to disadvantaged applicants and to those whose grades and test scores are above average for their economic circumstances. Obviously race comes into play because minorities are often disadvantaged but it isn't a system based on race, gender or ethnicity." It is geared to all.

"Even if the state were to ban race-based affirmative action, the class-based framework should increase low-income admissions, maintain minority representation, and even better, predict success in college. It's a model that could help other universities become more diverse."

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1047616 Dec 25, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice try numb nuts, First of all only a total idiot would think that you had over a 8th grade education. Your posts are indicavite of a third grader, the word kindly is obviously the only word you could think up to make your lie with. You really do post like you are mentally retarded. You live in your own fantasy world don't you Walter?
"poop"
Actually I considered using the word "kindred", another word you are unfamiliar with. Another word I not use is "indicavite"'. I can not find that word in Websters. In as much as you used the word maybe, just maybe you can offer a definition? After all did you not post you were a Rhodes Scholar, the year after you led your Wake team to the NCAA championship in baseball in the mid 50's? Another question, why did you capitalize "First" when it was the first word after a comma, just a typo.
Speaking of fantasy worlds, when is your bio/fantasy detailing all the exploits of your life going to be released? You said it would be in the summer, that was 5 summers ago.
Peace
KMA
Merry Christmas

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1047617 Dec 25, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Right...as long as these so-called brothers aren't "baggers" or conservatives.
Contrary to your belief, there are a whole lot of conservatives who are taking advantage of entitlement programs. Wake up.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047618 Dec 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Hmmm. It's not that simple. What do you think of this idea?
The University of Colorado (Boulder) "de-emphasized race" by "giving extra consideration to disadvantaged applicants and to those whose grades and test scores are above average for their economic circumstances. Obviously race comes into play because minorities are often disadvantaged but it isn't a system based on race, gender or ethnicity." It is geared to all.
"Even if the state were to ban race-based affirmative action, the class-based framework should increase low-income admissions, maintain minority representation, and even better, predict success in college. It's a model that could help other universities become more diverse."
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/...
absolute horsecrap....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047619 Dec 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmm. It's not that simple. What do you think of this idea?
The University of Colorado (Boulder) "de-emphasized race" by "giving extra consideration to disadvantaged applicants and to those whose grades and test scores are above average for their economic circumstances. Obviously race comes into play because minorities are often disadvantaged but it isn't a system based on race, gender or ethnicity." It is geared to all.
"Even if the state were to ban race-based affirmative action, the class-based framework should increase low-income admissions, maintain minority representation, and even better, predict success in college. It's a model that could help other universities become more diverse."
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/...
the objective should be to allow exceptional low-income students to obtain an education, not to provide economic balance in the student body by favoring low income applicants...

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1047620 Dec 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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restrictions against interstate sales are designed to preserve high-price monopolies for favored companies that line the pockets of politicians in highly-regulated states...
So, you are arguing against State's rights?

There is nothing stopping a couple of states from enacting identical regulations & pooling their markets.

This is what Republicans mean when they talk about "buying across State lines".

I knew you bozos had no clue.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1047621 Dec 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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absolute horsecrap....
A little touchy today moron? Maybe if you weren't such a self-centered greedy asswhipe you wouldn't have to spend holidays alone.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047622 Dec 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmm. It's not that simple. What do you think of this idea?
The University of Colorado (Boulder) "de-emphasized race" by "giving extra consideration to disadvantaged applicants and to those whose grades and test scores are above average for their economic circumstances. Obviously race comes into play because minorities are often disadvantaged but it isn't a system based on race, gender or ethnicity." It is geared to all.
"Even if the state were to ban race-based affirmative action, the class-based framework should increase low-income admissions, maintain minority representation, and even better, predict success in college. It's a model that could help other universities become more diverse."
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/...
predicting success in college is virtually impossible unless one knows the motivation and dedication of the student....

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