Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1657669 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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Chicago, IL

#1053797 Jan 4, 2014
22 “In my dream I saw seven heads of grain, full and good, growing on a single stalk. 23 After them, seven other heads sprouted—withered and thin and scorched by the east wind. 24 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads. I told this to the magicians, but none of them could explain it to me.”
25 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh,“The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do. 26 The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain are seven years; it is one and the same dream. 27 The seven lean, ugly cows that came up afterward are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind: They are seven years of famine.
28 “It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. 29 Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, 30 but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land. 31 The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe. 32 The reason the dream was given to Pharaoh in two forms is that the matter has been firmly decided by God, and God will do it soon.
33 “And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. 35 They should collect all the food of these good years that are coming and store up the grain under the authority of Pharaoh, to be kept in the cities for food. 36 This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt, so that the country may not be ruined by the famine.”
37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials. 38 So Pharaoh asked them,“Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God[a]?”
39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph,“Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. 40 You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.”

Chicago, IL

#1053798 Jan 4, 2014
Joseph in Charge of Egypt
41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph,“I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.” 42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck. 43 He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command,[b] and people shouted before him,“Make way[c]!” Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.
44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph,“I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt.” 45 Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On,[d] to be his wife. And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt.

46 Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from Pharaoh’s presence and traveled throughout Egypt. 47 During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully. 48 Joseph collected all the food produced in those seven years of abundance in Egypt and stored it in the cities. In each city he put the food grown in the fields surrounding it. 49 Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain, like the sand of the sea; it was so much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure.

50 Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On. 51 Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh[e] and said,“It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.” 52 The second son he named Ephraim[f] and said,“It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering.”

53 The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, 54 and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food. 55 When all Egypt began to feel the famine, the people cried to Pharaoh for food. Then Pharaoh told all the Egyptians,“Go to Joseph and do what he tells you.”
56 When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout Egypt. 57 And all the world came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe everywhere.

Chicago, IL

#1053799 Jan 4, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
Hopefully, dem will tire of filibustering the book of Genesis eventually.
glad you enjoyed it. wait till i get to the old testement

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1053800 Jan 4, 2014
Scandal? What Scandal?

Now that Obama can't run again (legally), it's Hillary who stands to lose from the truth about Benghazi, which is that we were sending tens of thousands of anti-aircraft missiles to al-Qaeda in Syria.

Even our dumbest voters might wonder if that was really a good idea, and the NYT has now published two back-to-back denials that AQ had anything to do with the murder of U.S. personnel in the badlands of Libya.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1053801 Jan 4, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I responded to a post directed to me by Galt. You are free to do the same with posts directed directly to you. Otherwise, mind your own business.
"uselesssinceforever "
This post was not directed at me. I am responding to it. Do not like that fact? Tough. You are not the Topix monitor. Anyone can respond to any post they care to. You do not like that fact? Tough. You do not like free speech? Tough.
Happy New Year

Chicago, IL

#1053802 Jan 4, 2014
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
You're playing a fool's game, into the hands of a fool.
you tell her, gunner ya pussscceee.

Chicago, IL

#1053803 Jan 4, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Don't encourage him Carol, please!
howdy, moron!
i see you found i wasnt gone because you cried like a phag to the mods huh???

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1053804 Jan 4, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
To compare George Bush's deficit and economy to Obama's is like comparing a child's bicycle to a Harley Davidson.
At least George Bush respected the three branches of power. Obama thinks he's all three.
George W Bush set the US on the path of destruction__we're very lucky to have made so much progress towards recovering in just five years. Perhaps by the end of Obama's second term the US will be as healthy as it was the day Bush was sworn in.

How Neoconservatives Conquered Washington and Launched a War__Michael Lind 2003

Find it Carol and read it until it sinks in.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1053805 Jan 4, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
What you can't seem to comprehend is that most of the policies that were cancelled, which show up in statistics as people losing coverage, were replaced by BETTER coverage! People didn't lose coverage, they got BETTER coverage!
And just how are Republicans going to "restore" coverage to the millions of people with new coverage?
You're screwed.
who defines "better"???...

they were offered more expensive policies when they were perfectly happy with the policies that they already had...

Chicago, IL

#1053806 Jan 4, 2014
see i kinda like carol and flack.

goobers like whatever and nostrilfuckface have ruined it for the somewhat less crazy tea baggers

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1053807 Jan 4, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
One of you Nutjobs libs were on a roll yesterday (dem)- likely Ghost of some retard like that - pretty sure the moron was on Pacific time.
Are liberals/Democrats demonstrably mentally ill?
We have heard liberalism (aka Democrat-ism) described as a mental illness. A little research seems to prove this observation. You need not be a goateed psychiatrist with a German accent to conclude liberals/Democrats are anti-social misfits. See for yourself; see how well liberalism/Democrat-ism fits into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) criteria for identifying the mentally maladjusted.
While we usually think of “Psychopaths” as the occasional notorious serial killers, they are more common than we imagine.
Telltale signs of mental illness exhibited by Republicans:

1) Denial: humans did not evolve; Obama is not a native-born American Christian

2) Delusion: climate is not changing

3) Hallucination: God ordained me to be President

4) Disordered Thinking: being for small government that's huge in the bedroom; being anti-contraception and anti-abortion

5) Anger: Newt Gingrich’s perpetual scowl

6) Anti-social Behavior: toward women, gays, minorities, anyone without an umbilical cord or trust fund

7) Sexual Preoccupation: a fervent compulsion to control when we can mate, with whom we can mate, and precisely how we are allowed to mate (which I lampoon in Why Do Politicians Want to Police Dick and Jane's Private Parts?)

8) Grandiosity: even Rick Santorum recognizes Gingrich’s “over the moon” grandiosity

9) General Oddness: Ron (and Rand) Paul

10) Paranoia: pretty much all of them, all of the time

Even (the not necessarily dumb) Pope Francis appears to recognize that “it is a serious illness, this of ideological [conservative] Christians. It is an illness, but it is not new, eh?”

Chicago, IL

#1053808 Jan 4, 2014
Joseph’s Brothers Go to Egypt
42 When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons,“Why do you just keep looking at each other?” 2 He continued,“I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us, so that we may live and not die.”
3 Then ten of Joseph’s brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt. 4 But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, with the others, because he was afraid that harm might come to him. 5 So Israel’s sons were among those who went to buy grain, for there was famine in the land of Canaan also.
6 Now Joseph was the governor of the land, the person who sold grain to all its people. So when Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. 7 As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them.“Where do you come from?” he asked.
“From the land of Canaan,” they replied,“to buy food.”
8 Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him. 9 Then he remembered his dreams about them and said to them,“You are spies! You have come to see where our land is unprotected.”
10 “No, my lord,” they answered.“Your servants have come to buy food. 11 We are all the sons of one man. Your servants are honest men, not spies.”
12 “No!” he said to them.“You have come to see where our land is unprotected.”
13 But they replied,“Your servants were twelve brothers, the sons of one man, who lives in the land of Canaan. The youngest is now with our father, and one is no more.”
14 Joseph said to them,“It is just as I told you: You are spies! 15 And this is how you will be tested: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you will not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here. 16 Send one of your number to get your brother; the rest of you will be kept in prison, so that your words may be tested to see if you are telling the truth. If you are not, then as surely as Pharaoh lives, you are spies!” 17 And he put them all in custody for three days.
18 On the third day, Joseph said to them,“Do this and you will live, for I fear God: 19 If you are honest men, let one of your brothers stay here in prison, while the rest of you go and take grain back for your starving households. 20 But you must bring your youngest brother to me, so that your words may be verified and that you may not die.” This they proceeded to do.

Chicago, IL

#1053809 Jan 4, 2014
21 They said to one another,“Surely we are being punished because of our brother. We saw how distressed he was when he pleaded with us for his life, but we would not listen; that’s why this distress has come on us.”
22 Reuben replied,“Didn’t I tell you not to sin against the boy? But you wouldn’t listen! Now we must give an accounting for his blood.” 23 They did not realize that Joseph could understand them, since he was using an interpreter.
24 He turned away from them and began to weep, but then came back and spoke to them again. He had Simeon taken from them and bound before their eyes.
25 Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain, to put each man’s silver back in his sack, and to give them provisions for their journey. After this was done for them, 26 they loaded their grain on their donkeys and left.
27 At the place where they stopped for the night one of them opened his sack to get feed for his donkey, and he saw his silver in the mouth of his sack. 28 “My silver has been returned,” he said to his brothers.“Here it is in my sack.”
Their hearts sank and they turned to each other trembling and said,“What is this that God has done to us?”
29 When they came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan, they told him all that had happened to them. They said, 30 “The man who is lord over the land spoke harshly to us and treated us as though we were spying on the land. 31 But we said to him,‘We are honest men; we are not spies. 32 We were twelve brothers, sons of one father. One is no more, and the youngest is now with our father in Canaan.’
33 “Then the man who is lord over the land said to us,‘This is how I will know whether you are honest men: Leave one of your brothers here with me, and take food for your starving households and go. 34 But bring your youngest brother to me so I will know that you are not spies but honest men. Then I will give your brother back to you, and you can trade[a] in the land.’”
35 As they were emptying their sacks, there in each man’s sack was his pouch of silver! When they and their father saw the money pouches, they were frightened. 36 Their father Jacob said to them,“You have deprived me of my children. Joseph is no more and Simeon is no more, and now you want to take Benjamin. Everything is against me!”
37 Then Reuben said to his father,“You may put both of my sons to death if I do not bring him back to you. Entrust him to my care, and I will bring him back.”
38 But Jacob said,“My son will not go down there with you; his brother is dead and he is the only one left. If harm comes to him on the journey you are taking, you will bring my gray head down to the grave in sorrow.”
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1053810 Jan 4, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I have supported my claim. You are just too stupid to comprehend the discussion and it isn't worth wasting my time trying to educate you. Look it up for yourself.
You're giving yourself too much credit old woman You cretin will never make par to dem tea bagging this thread you dumbass. Reap What You Sow Spammer....

It's the culture...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1053811 Jan 4, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Don't encourage him Carol, please!
Galt's thoughts exactly...

Chicago, IL

#1053812 Jan 4, 2014
best part is watching noted tea bag woman haters, flack and ray donovan aka phaggot gunne,r blame CAROL for my actions. LOL!

Chicago, IL

#1053813 Jan 4, 2014
The Second Journey to Egypt
43 Now the famine was still severe in the land. 2 So when they had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them,“Go back and buy us a little more food.”
3 But Judah said to him,“The man warned us solemnly,‘You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.’ 4 If you will send our brother along with us, we will go down and buy food for you. 5 But if you will not send him, we will not go down, because the man said to us,‘You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.’”
6 Israel asked,“Why did you bring this trouble on me by telling the man you had another brother?”
7 They replied,“The man questioned us closely about ourselves and our family.‘Is your father still living?’ he asked us.‘Do you have another brother?’ We simply answered his questions. How were we to know he would say,‘Bring your brother down here’?”
8 Then Judah said to Israel his father,“Send the boy along with me and we will go at once, so that we and you and our children may live and not die. 9 I myself will guarantee his safety; you can hold me personally responsible for him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him here before you, I will bear the blame before you all my life. 10 As it is, if we had not delayed, we could have gone and returned twice.”
11 Then their father Israel said to them,“If it must be, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift—a little balm and a little honey, some spices and myrrh, some pistachio nuts and almonds. 12 Take double the amount of silver with you, for you must return the silver that was put back into the mouths of your sacks. Perhaps it was a mistake. 13 Take your brother also and go back to the man at once. 14 And may God Almighty[a] grant you mercy before the man so that he will let your other brother and Benjamin come back with you. As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved.”
15 So the men took the gifts and double the amount of silver, and Benjamin also. They hurried down to Egypt and presented themselves to Joseph. 16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house,“Take these men to my house, slaughter an animal and prepare a meal; they are to eat with me at noon.”
17 The man did as Joseph told him and took the men to Joseph’s house. 18 Now the men were frightened when they were taken to his house. They thought,“We were brought here because of the silver that was put back into our sacks the first time. He wants to attack us and overpower us and seize us as slaves and take our donkeys.”

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1053814 Jan 4, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
"Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need."
Ephesians 4:28
You DO understand this troll doesn't have the slightest clue what it's posting? Any sort of reply from you or others is its goal, period.

After what it posted yesterday, it's obvious it has never seen the inside of a church apart from a wedding, funeral, or to steal the money collected during services.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1053815 Jan 4, 2014
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
You're playing a fool's game, into the hands of a fool.
lending credence to those who think Bible-thumpers are not too bright...

Chicago, IL

#1053816 Jan 4, 2014
19 So they went up to Joseph’s steward and spoke to him at the entrance to the house. 20 “We beg your pardon, our lord,” they said,“we came down here the first time to buy food. 21 But at the place where we stopped for the night we opened our sacks and each of us found his silver—the exact weight—in the mouth of his sack. So we have brought it back with us. 22 We have also brought additional silver with us to buy food. We don’t know who put our silver in our sacks.”
23 “It’s all right,” he said.“Don’t be afraid. Your God, the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks; I received your silver.” Then he brought Simeon out to them.
24 The steward took the men into Joseph’s house, gave them water to wash their feet and provided fodder for their donkeys. 25 They prepared their gifts for Joseph’s arrival at noon, because they had heard that they were to eat there.
26 When Joseph came home, they presented to him the gifts they had brought into the house, and they bowed down before him to the ground. 27 He asked them how they were, and then he said,“How is your aged father you told me about? Is he still living?”
28 They replied,“Your servant our father is still alive and well.” And they bowed down, prostrating themselves before him.
29 As he looked about and saw his brother Benjamin, his own mother’s son, he asked,“Is this your youngest brother, the one you told me about?” And he said,“God be gracious to you, my son.” 30 Deeply moved at the sight of his brother, Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep. He went into his private room and wept there.
31 After he had washed his face, he came out and, controlling himself, said,“Serve the food.”
32 They served him by himself, the brothers by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because Egyptians could not eat with Hebrews, for that is detestable to Egyptians. 33 The men had been seated before him in the order of their ages, from the firstborn to the youngest; and they looked at each other in astonishment. 34 When portions were served to them from Joseph’s table, Benjamin’s portion was five times as much as anyone else’s. So they feasted and drank freely with him.

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