Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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Gering, NE

#1052850 Jan 3, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Wish that were true but many of those who are not purchasing health insurance are relying on bankruptcy laws to protect their assets should they find themselves faced with insurmountable doctor/hospital bills or unable to work due to an illness.
Okay, cite where Obamacare pays for people unable to work.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1052851 Jan 3, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>If medicaid patients do not take their prescribed pharma they are reported to the medicaid office and will be dropped from the medicaid rolls. Why is it constitutional to force pharma on the masses. They are conducting blood and urine tests to make sure medicaid patients are taking their prescribed pharma. If not... POOF.... they are thrown out of the system. Dirty little secret you liberals don't like to know.
Provide a credible link that proves, "If medicaid patients do not take their prescribed pharma they will be dropped from the medicaid rolls."

Disabilities Rights Center:

Although you have THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE OR REFUSE TREATMENT, INCLUDING MEDICATIONS, you can be forced to take medication for these reasons:

If the hospital staff determine you are having a personal safety emergency, and they think you or someone else will get hurt if they do not act, they can medicate you against your will.

They can only do this if nothing else would work to keep you and other people safe. You must be offered the choice of taking the medication by mouth or by injection.

Your guardian can authorize involuntary medication, IF the court has given this power to your guardian.

If you are under a conditional discharge, and one of the conditions is that you take certain medications, failure to do so may mean you will be readmitted to the hospital.

Medicaid recipients who are tested for drugs are not tested for "prescribed pharma". They are tested for illegal use of controlled substances such as:

Drugs or classes of drugs that are commonly assayed by qualitative screen, followed by confirmation with a second method, include the following:

· Alcohols
· Amphetamines
· Barbiturates
· Benzodiazepines
· Cocaine and Metabolites
· Methadones
· Methaqualones
· Opiates
· Phencyclidines
· Phenothiazines
· Propoxyphenes
· Tetrahydrocannabinoids
· Tricyclic Antidepressants

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1052852 Jan 3, 2014
Peppy wrote:
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As far as narcissistic trolls go, Homer is one of the very best. And, I mean that in a good christian way.
No doubt whatsoever that you do.

Deltona, FL

#1052853 Jan 3, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Who knew we had a Vulcan (not my words) in American Politics...
rep. rosa delauro d-ct
Poster Grampy's ex lover and poster Gunner and "friends" US House rep. fred/Paul thought very highly of her as well.
Are you new here?
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1052857 Jan 3, 2014
dem wrote:
Did you know college aged daughters of filthy oven dwellers swallow.
You Tea Bagger are 99Percent all Mouth. The other 1% your small dick is anybody's guess of your inbreeding and your genetic defect...

It's the culture...

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1052858 Jan 3, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You are hopeless.
Freaking out about an added cost of $10/machine/year to post valuable information is being hopeless.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1052861 Jan 3, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I'm convinced the reason he wasn't posting for awhile was because he was being held in a psyche ward for observation.
So much for those "personal attacks", eh, USAdida180?

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1052864 Jan 3, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Provide a credible link that proves, "If medicaid patients do not take their prescribed pharma they will be dropped from the medicaid rolls."
Maybe Sebelius made that change to the 'law of the land' yesterday?

Gering, NE

#1052866 Jan 3, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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No surprise that you people would like an explanation from Elizabeth times rather than one from recent history. Seems to be recurring theme with Republicans....."take us back to the dark ages".
What history? Exactly, yours was an assumption that lacked any proof.

Your final sentence shows how backwards you are. You failed to provide any proof to your claim and then want to whine about someone else being in the dark.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1052867 Jan 3, 2014
dem wrote:
I live in beautiful Chicago and I have noticed a parallel between Obama haters and Jay Cutler haters. Both are stupid as fk morons that wouldn't know a fact if it chewed their dk off and crawled up their azz.
dem breastfeeding on stupid and tea bagging his butt buddies chewing their dk off and crawled up their azz...

It's the culture..

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1052870 Jan 3, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
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that's a lot of weasel words, Dweeb.
There are no such thing as 'inductors' in an electric motor. You are full of shit.
""Electromagnetic induction is the production of a potential difference (voltage) across a conductor when it is exposed to a varying magnetic field.
Michael Faraday is generally credited with the discovery of induction in 1831 though it may have been anticipated by the work of Francesco Zantedeschi in 1829. Around 1830 to 1832, Joseph Henry made a similar discovery, but did not publish his findings until later.""
If I were you, I'd go get my money back from the excuse of an institution that lied when they said they educated you. You're the only idiot here that doesn't know any electrical motor requires an inductor... layman's term, a coil.
But, just to help your education, search "electrical induction motor questions answers" to see you don't have a clue what you're talking about. For someone as uneducated as you, I'd suggest starting with this link:

Now, what shall we talk about now and prove you're an ignorant buffoon again....
Oh, yeah.
Did Obama lie when he said he was born in Kenya? Or, did Obama lie when he said he was born in Hawaii?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1052872 Jan 3, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Not everyone is as bright as software douches such as yourself. Did those printed warnings on the sides of cigarette packages make people quit smoking? Probably not!
Price made many stop smoking as did smoking bans in workplaces__smoking became an expensive hassle.that even the stupidest among us noticed__most of them anyway.
are you agreeing with me or insulting me?
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1052875 Jan 3, 2014
dem wrote:
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Flack feeds his kids anything as long as there is beer in it.
Meanwhile, ghetto dem all the time down at the penitentiary tea bagging and visiting mama ...

It's the culture...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1052878 Jan 3, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
Congress reconvenes next Monday. We'll have a lot more to talk about.
Boehner's going to have a really rough time trying to get the Democrats' agenda through during the coming mid-term election year. He's likely to be forced to put an impeachment bill on the floor of the House this spring. His number one objective is to get amnesty for the 30+ million illegal aliens here.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1052882 Jan 3, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Politicians and the federal government has no place telling doctors what they can and cannot do when it comes to patient care.
That's what was wrong with HMOs. They were making the decisions for the doctors and many doctors were taking advantage of billing insurers for unnecessary treatments, excessive consultations and having to practice defensive medicine to avoid being sued.
That's why costs were soaring. We didn't look at the problem. Now the problem is worse because the federal government has now stuck its nose where it doesn't belong.
But, but, just said you wanted the federal government to stick their noise in state's business by forcing them to accept patients with substandard insurance policies. Make up your mind.

FACT: Healthcare costs have gone up less under the Obama administration than under Bush and the ACA will keep them from escalating. That's the whole purpose behind the ACA.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1052883 Jan 3, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Voter demographics...
"The authors, professors from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, found that in some states, felons register Democratic by more than six-to-one."
That's about what the recidivism rate is, isn't it?... hmmmmm. I wonder if there's a relationship there.

Noblesville, IN

#1052884 Jan 3, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You probably should have kept reading.
"Those spending levels ignore the budgetary cap set by law and the political reality it reflects. The $552 billion requested in 2014 for non-war “national defense” spending exceeds by $55 billion the spending cap set by the 2011 Budget Control Act, as amended by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
"Even if Congress agrees to a grand bargain altering the caps, military spending will likely face additional cuts. Republican resistance to tax hikes and Democratic protection of entitlements mean that any deal they cut will likely again target discretionary spending, more than half of which goes to the military."
...Gotta protect those entitlements and keep growing a welfare state. More votes for Democrats who just can't have enough people feeling victimized, you know. If they actually helped them to help themselves, they might start voting Republican.
no matter.

what is Obama asking for? was it not called excessive? so does it look like he wants to weaken the military?

where do you folks come up with that stuff? ex-military nutjobs on FOX? notice i said 'ex'?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1052886 Jan 3, 2014
Whatever wrote:
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You proved yourself to be a puke by using a dead daughter of one of our posters as means of attacking.
That high road song and dance just collapsed around you. So, now you pout because I think of you as a person who as lame brain as USAsince -who will say any old dumb thing in an effort to try to get even with people who disagree with you two nit wits.
Dead daughter??

Who has a dead daughter??

Because someone on your side comes here and makes up a bull story about a dead daughter, you attach your lips to his ass??

I have a dead daughter, it was horrible.

Do you believe that?? LOL

Prove a dead daughter, or admit you're just talking thru your ass again.

Funny to see you call me names over something you can't know.

But you do that a lot, making a fool out of yourself, as you did with your no knowledge of investing and having to ask Eman questions about LED's.

You're a big mouthed fraud.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1052887 Jan 3, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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I do agree. Part of my thesis was on geothermal cooling. More depends on the efficiency of the building being heated or cooled. If you have a well-built home that doesn't allow air with the heat to escape... and you can keep the doors closed with two daughters (easier than with two sons)... I can see a significant benefit.
I've got about 3400 sq ft on two levels. I routinely pay about $200 a month in (Texas Gulf Coast) summer, and somewhat less than that in winter. But, I don't have kids running in and out of the house all day anymore. I don't have a fireplace to augment the system. I find the key is quality of construction, creating a seal against heat transfer, which is most commonly caused by mass flow of heated/cooled air from inside to outside the house.
I'm a big fan of geothermal temperature control. However, there is another issue that nobody mentions. Everything is dependent on a source and sink for the heat. If you remove heat from your house, that heat is dissipated to the ground below your house. That heat is then dissipated by radiation through the strata back to the surface, which your house sits directly on top where the heat is radiating to, and by the movement of ground water through the aquifer. In a very high density of homes using this method, eventually in the direction of the flow of the ground water, the temperature in the aquifer being used will become equal to the temperature of the heat sources (the houses). The last house down dip will not see any benefit. The first house up dip will see the most benefit.
It was a very interesting study. I suggest continued application. We will eventually get to the point where we saturate the capability. Then, those houses receiving no benefit will have to be heated/cooled by some other method.
Hopefully, you didn't get any credit for such a stupid thesis.

Its the temperature of the Earth, not the water that makes geothermal work.

You can design a geothermal system that uses a single column of water, no flow at all.

A closed loop is installed & the holes grouted.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1052888 Jan 3, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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although Galt does not completely agree with your aversion to medical care, the American people clearly demand far more medical care than is necessary and are the direct cause of out-of-control medical spending...
a doctor or hospital visit is not necessary for the common cold...
and if your kid can't behave in school, try some discipline instead of a pill...
I believe medical care is fine for repairs. That's it. I read the article on the medicaid patients more closely. How is it possible for them to go to the doctor 143 times in 18 months and evidently are not repaired. Far from it. Where is the out rage from the left on their precious abusing the emergency room? They should get a job at the emergency room at that rate.

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