Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1374327 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: Dec 08

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#1049057 Dec 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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the problem with generous parental leave policies, whether paid or unpaid, is that they assume that the employee will not be missed during their absence...that may work for burger flippers, but not for someone with real skills....in which case, why would anyone hire the employee to begin with...
I was in Germany in the 90s...
Our German secretary, who was not married, became pregnant. She had the baby and took off on two years of paternity leave, then eventually quit...

Since: Aug 11

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#1049058 Dec 28, 2013
killtaker wrote:
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I was in Germany in the 90s...
Our German secretary, who was not married, became pregnant. She had the baby and took off on two years of paternity leave, then eventually quit...
Sounds like Europe & European Socialism your describing for sure.
Waxman from Hamilton

London, UK

#1049059 Dec 29, 2013
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

"President Barack Obama has described al Qaeda as having been “decimated,”“on the path to defeat” or some other variation at least 32 times since the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to White House transcripts. This comes despite Libyan President Mohamed Yousef El-Magarief, members of Congress, an administration spokesperson, and several press reports suggesting that al Qaeda played a role in the attack. Recently, on Nov. 1 in Green Bay, Wis., Obama said,“Thanks to sacrifice and service of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over, the war in Afghanistan is winding down, al Qaeda has been decimated, Osama bin Laden is dead.”

- See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-touts-a...

In the news this morning:

"House Intelligence chair: Benghazi attack 'Al Qaeda-led event'"

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/29/ho...

Obama the teleprompter stooge is a liar & propagandist.
Waxman from Hamilton

London, UK

#1049060 Dec 29, 2013
Republicans appear to hold edge in Senate races, as party fortunes ebb and flow

I guess Americans are tired of the party of liars - Democrats
angel

Boise, ID

#1049061 Dec 29, 2013
Waxman from Hamilton wrote:
Republicans appear to hold edge in Senate races, as party fortunes ebb and flow
I guess Americans are tired of the party of liars - Democrats
Its entertaining watching you Teatards getting all puffed up for ANOTHER demoralizing defeat!
Americans are tired of liars and obstructionists,your going to see exactly how tired come Nov 2014.LMAO!
But dont worry....Topix will still be here so you can snivel to each other about 'Voter Fraud' and parasites who just want 'Freestuff'.LMAO!
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1049062 Dec 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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But will they participate in Obamacare or continue to take Medicare? Nevertheless, saw the same hospitals I've always seen.
What do you mean "participate in Obamacare" dimwit? Under the ACA people purchase coverage from the same insurers they always have. Obamacare is not some kind of policy. With the growing numbers of senior citizens in Florida they'd be really stupid not to participate in Medicare wouldn't they?
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1049063 Dec 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Did see something today I've never seen before. A closed business with the message "Thanks Obama!" written across the windows in big bold blue print.
Well Carol, maybe the guy who put up the sign was a really inept businessman but he's got to blame somebody right? It proves nothing.
dem

Largo, FL

#1049064 Dec 29, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Well Carol, maybe the guy who put up the sign was a really inept businessman but he's got to blame somebody right? It proves nothing.
maybe? You idiot... The sign proves Obama bin Lyin is our fearless leader you dumbass... LOL...

It's the culture...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1049065 Dec 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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the fact is that the ObamaKKKare provider networks are severely limited and that many doctors and hospitals will not accept any of the ObamaKKKare plans...
So what you are actually saying is that "many" insurance companies are knowingly and intentionally selling worthless products.

I'll repeat___ROFLMAO
angel

Boise, ID

#1049067 Dec 29, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>So what you are actually saying is that "many" insurance companies are knowingly and intentionally selling worthless products.
I'll repeat___ROFLMAO
Now,Now.....SURELY your not suggesting the Sacred PRIVATE SECTOR would do something like THAT!???LMAO!
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1049068 Dec 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Ask a Canadian, a Frenchman or an Englishman who has a chronic disease or still waiting for an emergent procedure or surgery if their medical system works - if they're still alive to tell you, that is.
JFK told us not to ask what our country can do for us. Big government taking over the health care system and all our medical needs is asking a helluva lot.
Are you that ignorant or are you just a damned liar Carol? No one in any of those countries has to wait for emergency treatment or has any issues with treating chronic conditions. Have they in this country under the private sector insurance system? You bet!
Nataline Sarkisyan died in a UCLA hospital bed on Dec. 20, 2007. She was 17. Her story drew nationwide attention because the liver transplant she needed was denied by her family's health insurer, CIGNA.
The North Carolina union organizer Chrystal Lee Sutton who was the inspiration for the movie "Norma Rae" died of brain cancer after a battle with her insurance company, which delayed her treatment. She was 68. Sutton was diagnosed with meningioma, a type of cancer of the nervous system. While such cancers are typically slow-growing, Sutton's was not -- and she went two months without potentially life-saving medication because her insurance wouldn't cover it initially. Though Sutton eventually received the medication, the cancer had already taken hold. She passed away in a Burlington, N.C. hospice.
Government is not taking over the healthcare system you clueless twit! The ACA still uses private sector insurance, hospitals and doctors. What does do is prevent big insurance from picking and choosing who they're going to cover and eliminates lifetime caps that would cut off treatment for those on long term treatments like chemotherapy and kidney dialysis.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1049069 Dec 29, 2013
Yesterday I was at my local COSTCO buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Biscuit, the Wonder Dog and was in the checkout line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think I had, an elephant? So since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms. I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again.(I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's ass and a car hit us both.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.

Costco won't let me shop there anymore.

Better watch what you ask older people. They have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1049070 Dec 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Transcript: President Clinton explains Iraq strike
CLINTON: Good evening.
Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.
Their purpose is to protect the national interest of the United States, and indeed the interests of people throughout the Middle East and around the world.
Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons.
I want to explain why I have decided, with the unanimous recommendation of my national security team, to use force in Iraq; why we have acted now; and what we aim to accomplish.
(It goes on but toward the end Clinton stated this:)
Heavy as they are, the costs of action must be weighed against the price of inaction. If Saddam defies the world and we fail to respond, we will face a far greater threat in the future. Saddam will strike again at his neighbors. He will make war on his own people.
And mark my words, he will develop weapons of mass destruction. He will deploy them, and he will use them.
Because we're acting today, it is less likely that we will face these dangers in the future.
http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1998/1...
After 9/11, Bush acted so it would be "less likely we will face these dangers in the future," as Clinton had stated before 9/11.
111 Democrats agreed with Bush just as they had agreed with Clinton until they became political weasels...your political weasels.
There's a big damned difference between using targeted missile strikes and invading a country causing the deaths of over 4000 of our military and tens of thousands more returning home physically and emotionally maimed dimwit!
And once again, just what the hell did Iraq have to do with 9/11 anyway? Nothing stupid!

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#1049071 Dec 29, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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I never said Hillary Clinton was a 'birther.' I provided an article proving the birth certificate controversy had ties to her campaign.
As to your "try again"...
Former Yahoo! News Washington bureau chief David Chalian has been hired at Politico.
The former Yahoo! News Washington bureau chief who was fired after he was heard saying Republican National Convention attendees were “happy to have a party with black people drowning” has been hired at Politico.
Politico is NOT a friend of the conservative American citizen.
Well, if you were capable of following a conversation, you would see that this discussion started with the claim that "Hillary Clinton is, in fact, the original birther". But, to address your point, no one in your camp has been able to provide anything that proves anyone tied to her campaign was a birther either. Try again.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1049072 Dec 29, 2013
A woman walked into the kitchen to find her Husband stalking around with a fly swatter

'What are you doing?' She asked.

'Hunting Flies' He responded..

'Oh.! Killing any?' She asked.

'Yep, 3 males, 2 Females,' he replied.

Intrigued, she asked.'How can you tell them apart?'

He responded,
'3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone.'

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1049073 Dec 29, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Birther?
Yes, in 2008 I was (for a very short time) a "birther". Didn't take me long to research the claims and come to the conclusion that they were absurd. See, I'm capable of gaining knowledge. You people just get dumber and dumber.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1049074 Dec 29, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Are you that ignorant or are you just a damned liar Carol? No one in any of those countries has to wait for emergency treatment or has any issues with treating chronic conditions. Have they in this country under the private sector insurance system? You bet!
Nataline Sarkisyan died in a UCLA hospital bed on Dec. 20, 2007. She was 17. Her story drew nationwide attention because the liver transplant she needed was denied by her family's health insurer, CIGNA.
The North Carolina union organizer Chrystal Lee Sutton who was the inspiration for the movie "Norma Rae" died of brain cancer after a battle with her insurance company, which delayed her treatment. She was 68. Sutton was diagnosed with meningioma, a type of cancer of the nervous system. While such cancers are typically slow-growing, Sutton's was not -- and she went two months without potentially life-saving medication because her insurance wouldn't cover it initially. Though Sutton eventually received the medication, the cancer had already taken hold. She passed away in a Burlington, N.C. hospice.
Government is not taking over the healthcare system you clueless twit! The ACA still uses private sector insurance, hospitals and doctors. What does do is prevent big insurance from picking and choosing who they're going to cover and eliminates lifetime caps that would cut off treatment for those on long term treatments like chemotherapy and kidney dialysis.
Carol is a liar & dumber than sh*t & rarely worth replying to.

She is incapable of learning despite the links & reasoning you supply her.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1049075 Dec 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Also, Lily, you might want to watch this video.
http://www.bing.com/videos/search...
Canadians speak candidly about wait lists.
And this.
http://www.bing.com/videos/search...
"The universal health care system is great...until you get sick..."
Unsubstantiated videos of a few malcontents doesn't prove anything Carol.
Studies show that on average, Canadians are more likely to receive needed care quickly than Americans. Canadians get more physicians visits per capita than Americans, more immunizations, more hospital admissions, and more surgical procedures. A survey of 10 OECD countries showed that Canadians were the most satisfied with the care they received, while Americans were the least satisfied. In fact, Canadians are more than five times as likely to be satisfied with the health care they receive than Americans.
Infant mortality, maternal mortality, and life expectancy were worse in Canada than in the U.S. before the introduction of medicare. Canada's infant mortality rate is now only 70% of that in the U.S., while American women are almost twice as likely to die during childbirth as their Canadian counterparts. The average Canadian now lives two years longer than the average American.
How many Canadians went bankrupt or ended up losing their homes due to unaffordable medical bills Carol? None.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1049076 Dec 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Yes, in 2008 I was (for a very short time) a "birther". Didn't take me long to research the claims and come to the conclusion that they were absurd. See, I'm capable of gaining knowledge. You people just get dumber and dumber.
Meanwhile old woman, Michelle Obama believes Kenya is Obama bin Lyin's homeland...

It's the culture...
angel

Boise, ID

#1049077 Dec 29, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Are you that ignorant or are you just a damned liar Carol? No one in any of those countries has to wait for emergency treatment or has any issues with treating chronic conditions. Have they in this country under the private sector insurance system? You bet!
Nataline Sarkisyan died in a UCLA hospital bed on Dec. 20, 2007. She was 17. Her story drew nationwide attention because the liver transplant she needed was denied by her family's health insurer, CIGNA.
The North Carolina union organizer Chrystal Lee Sutton who was the inspiration for the movie "Norma Rae" died of brain cancer after a battle with her insurance company, which delayed her treatment. She was 68. Sutton was diagnosed with meningioma, a type of cancer of the nervous system. While such cancers are typically slow-growing, Sutton's was not -- and she went two months without potentially life-saving medication because her insurance wouldn't cover it initially. Though Sutton eventually received the medication, the cancer had already taken hold. She passed away in a Burlington, N.C. hospice.
Government is not taking over the healthcare system you clueless twit! The ACA still uses private sector insurance, hospitals and doctors. What does do is prevent big insurance from picking and choosing who they're going to cover and eliminates lifetime caps that would cut off treatment for those on long term treatments like chemotherapy and kidney dialysis.
I have relatives in the U.K. AND Canada.
That they are unhappy with their systems is bullshit propaganda pure and simple.
They think ours is inhumane and unworthy of the United States.
Yeah they really feel the void of not having the opportunity to be Bankrupted if they have the misfortune to have an illness in your family.
They lay awake nights LONGING to pay $150 bucks for a perscription they can get now for a $5 Co-Pay.
And Insurance Industry lobbyists and FOX have actually convinced Tea Baggers this is the case.(LMAO!)
the Bottom line is Big Insurance and Pharma have been using our dysfunctional Health System as a Money Machine and they dont want to stop.
And they have been inciting idiot Taebaggers because they have a Viceral Revulsion at the idea of helping the Poor because they REALLY need someone to look down on.

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