Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1581752 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: May 11

New Oxford, PA

#1057046 Jan 8, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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I have read that *responsible* horizontal drilling involves casement sealing all the way to the point of extraction. What is needed is more oversight and less shrill PC.
Fracking involves injecting toxic fluid directly into the formation.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1057047 Jan 8, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Here. Frederick Douglass was talking to you and your fellow liberals.
"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them."
Sounds just like something I would post. Or this:
"I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress."
That's me all over.
So it would seem Douglass would puke more over your posts.
And once again Carol, you're confusing labels with political philosophy. Back then the Republicans were the more progressive party but they aren't any longer having veered to the extreme right. Frederick Douglas wouldn't have anything to do with the current GOP.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1057048 Jan 8, 2014
Waxman wrote:
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"...and global warming may be a cause, an expert said on Monday."
Baawwaahhhh!!!!!!
Here's where the libtardulant got his propaganda:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/06/the-pol...
HEY STUPID!
Experts also said this Monday:
"Global warming? It's natural, say experts"
Global warming is a natural event and the effects are not all bad, two respected researchers claimed yesterday.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-48161...
You are a liar and an idiot!
I think we're letting your talent for being 100% wrong about everything you say go to waste. Would you please tell us the name of three stocks that don't have a chance of making money?
Thank you.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1057049 Jan 8, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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They're educating themselves, nuc. It's going to take some time but it's happening.
You misunderstood though. My comment should have read "more and more blacks are switching back to the Republican Party today."
More blacks are still democrats. Don't fret. Yet.
And just where are you getting those numbers Carol?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1057050 Jan 8, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>have you seen wha happens when people use inefficient wood stoves and fireplaces? when i used to live in Vail, CO they had to put in place fireplace bans as the inversion in the valley made it unhealthy to actually breathe our own air.
i guess you don't care about your own health..but some of us do. some of us actually were attractive to the opposite sex and produced children whom we care about also...
The constitution doesn't require you to live in a luxury ski resort in the mountains at the inversion level. You can live somewhere else and the smoke from your chimney will go up to the inversion level where nobody lives.
Perhaps if there were fewer people living in Vail, it would be a lot better. Perhaps you should lead people to move away from Vail so everyone else living there won't have the problem you identified. Move down to the valley. There's lot's of work for you to support yourself there.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1057051 Jan 8, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Fracking involves injecting toxic fluid directly into the formation.
Yesterday it was just fresh water. Today it's toxic fluids?
You think reading cliff notes is getting an education, don't you?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1057052 Jan 8, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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And just where are you getting those numbers Carol?
By just looking around, dumbass.

For example:

http://www.policymic.com/articles/50007/elber...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1057053 Jan 8, 2014
Health spending rose slowly in 2012 — thanks to recession, not Obama
Maggie Fox NBC News
Jan. 6, 2014 at 4:01 PM ET
Health spending rose just a bit, by 3.7 percent, in 2012 and while the White House tried to take credit for putting on the brakes, it really looks more like plain old economic cycles, government actuaries reported Monday.
The latest look at what Americans spend on medical care shows prescription costs fell as blockbuster, money-making drugs like Lipitor went generic. But health insurers paid a bit more for hospital care, actuaries for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found.
Obamacare's role? Almost none at all, they found — something the White House strongly disputes.
Their report, published in the journal Health Affairs, found that health care spending in the United States grew at a rate of 3.7 percent in 2012, to $2.8 trillion. The U.S. spent $8,915 per person on health care in 2012, or 17.3 percent of gross domestic product, more than in any other developed country.
“We see that healthcare spending increased 3.7 percent in 2012, which was the fourth year of relatively low and stable growth,” said Micah Hartman, one of the experts who wrote the report.
The rate has been relatively steady since 2009, the actuaries wrote.“This means that growth during all four years has occurred at the slowest rates ever recorded in the 53-year history of the National Health Expenditure Accounts.”
Spending went up a little in some places, but it was offset by reduced spending in others, said Anne Martin, an economist in the Office of the Actuary at CMS, who led the study team.
For instance, Americans spent 4.9 percent more on hospital services in 2012, or $882 billion, and $565 billion on physicians or in clinics, 4.6 percent more than in 2011. And despite widespread reports that Americans have been spending more of their own cash on health care, out-of-pocket spending grew just 3.8 percent to $328.2 billion in 2012.
Spending fell 1.6 percent on nursing care and in continuing care retirement communities, to $151.5 billion, and spending increased just 0.4 percent on retail prescription drugs to $263 billion, due mostly to expensive, brand-name drugs becoming available generically. Generic versions of the cholesterol drug Lipitor, the asthma drug Singulair and the clot-busting drug Plavix all became available in 2012.
The White House said it was all due to the 2010 health reform law. "While there is a debate about how much the Affordable Care Act has contributed to this health cost slow-down, there is no doubt that it reduced Medicare spending growth, and most experts believe that Medicare savings spill over into the private sector," Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy, wrote in a blog.
“The slowdown has continued even as the economy has strengthened," Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, told NBC News. "Moreover, the slowdown has been largest in Medicare — which is largely insulated from the overall economy. It is increasingly clear that the Affordable Care Act is one of the many factors contributing to what appears to be a more lasting slowdown in the growth of health costs.”
But Aaron Catlin, deputy director of the National Health Statistics group at CMS, disagrees. The slowed growth of health care costs looks like what should happen after a recession.“It is consistent with what we have seen in past recessionary periods," Catlin told reporters.
In other words, the recession has kept health spending low and people haven’t picked up their spending yet even as the economy recovers slowly.

Since: May 11

New Oxford, PA

#1057054 Jan 8, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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Yesterday it was just fresh water. Today it's toxic fluids?
You think reading cliff notes is getting an education, don't you?
You have to be the absolute dumbest person on the planet.

The frack fluid is a mixture of chemicals with fresh water.

Really, for a subsidized pretend oilfield engineer, you really don't know much.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1057055 Jan 8, 2014
Robots invade consumer market for work and play
4 hours ago by Rob Lever
The robots are coming, and they're here to help.
Help clean your windows, teach children, or even provide entertainment or companionship.
This week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas highlights enormous growth in robotics in a range of fields.
Meet Bo and Yana, for example—they're cute robots that can fit in your hand and help teach youngsters about programming.
"It's all about programmable play," said Vikas Gupta, founder of California-based i-Play, which designed the toys.
The duo can play with each other, fight, display expressions with their single eye, or even hit notes on the xylophone.
"Music becomes a way for kids to be engaged," Gupta told AFP.
"We want kids to learn programming and not be bothered with cognitive overload."
The robots are designed for children as young as five, and are being launched this year in a crowdfunding effort, the former Google and Amazon executive said.
But play is just one of the many areas of robotics on display at the show, from simple one-task robots to clean a roof gutter or barbecue grill and others that can be a kind of companion to the elderly.
Ecovacs presents Winbot, a window cleaning robot, during the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Januar
Ecovacs presents Winbot, a window cleaning robot, during the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada
There are also so-called telepresence robots, including the Double Robotics device seen on TV shows such as NCIS Los Angeles.
The Double Robotics gadget includes an iPad attached to a wheeled device that allows a telecommuter to show "face time" in the office even when working remotely. The results, at least on television, can often provide comic relief.
The global market for consumer robots was $1.6 billion in 2012, dominated by the task and entertainment segments, according to ABI Research, but this is expected to grow to $6.5 billion in 2017 with security and telepresence becoming more significant.
ABI analyst Philip Solis said robotics is moving slower than segments like tablets and smartphones, and is dominated by single-task robots.
But the big news in this field, he said, is Google's acquisition of several robotics firms, which could help boost the artificial intelligence needed for multi-tasking robots.
A boy plays with a robot presented by Future Robots during the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Ja
A boy plays with a robot presented by Future Robots during the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas
A number of new, innovative robots are also being shown in Las Vegas.
From the Japanese firm AIST is an interactive robot called Paro—designed to look like a baby harp seal—to simulate animal therapy for people in hospitals and extended care facilities where live animals are banned.
Paro has five tactile, light, audition, temperature, and posture sensors, responds to being stroked and can respond to its name.
The French-based firm Keecker is displaying a robot that can project video or other content from a smartphone or tablet to a wall or ceiling.
Bluetooth Fighting Mini Robots by European company BeeWi are displayed at CES at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 5
Bluetooth Fighting Mini Robots by European company BeeWi are displayed at CES at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada
This means "you can enjoy life without being tied to the television set," said Pierre Lebeau, Keecker's founder and chief executive.
The device runs on Android to allow users to draw from any of the available apps.
"You can put your kids to bed with the Milky Way, and allow them to wake up to a beautiful sunny sky," he said. "It helps people dream."
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1057056 Jan 8, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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By just looking around, dumbass.
For example:
http://www.policymic.com/articles/50007/elber...
If the information is not on one of dumbass Dupont's fringe websites, he doesn't know about it.

Dupont loves being a dumbass!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1057057 Jan 8, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> That isn't what Rush said. God I wish you libtards would learn to read.
Rush Limbaugh's Polar Vortex 'Hoax' Comments Knocked Down By Weatherman

Rush Limbaugh made headlines Monday when he called the "polar vortex" of dangerously cold conditions sweeping across the Midwest a "hoax," but now an actual weatherman is saying otherwise.

The conservative radio show host accused the media of making up the "polar vortex" in order to propel a leftist agenda:

"Right on schedule, the media have to come up with a way to make it [the cold] sound like it's completely unprecedented, because they've got to find a way to attach this to the global warming agenda," Limbaugh said.

But Bernie Rayno, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, told HuffPost Live Tuesday that the term "polar vortex" is indeed a real thing, and has been around for quite some time.

"We've been using the name in this field for — I've been in this field for 25 years, this isn't anything new," he said. "Usually meteorologists would never even use that term because people wouldn't understand it."

In response to Limbaugh's dismissal of the term, Rayno had this to say:

"Now, any time anybody tries to have a debate, it turns into being politicized," he said. "Whenever you politicize something, you contaminate it."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/07/rush...

Rush is an idiot. anyone who thinks he's worth listening too is an idiot.

idiot millionaire. only in America.

Since: May 11

New Oxford, PA

#1057058 Jan 8, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> That isn't what Rush said. God I wish you libtards would learn to read.
"We are having a record-breaking cold snap in many parts of the country. And right on schedule the media have to come up with a way to make it sound like it’s completely unprecedented. Because they’ve got to find a way to attach this to the global warming agenda, and they have. It’s called the ‘polar vortex.’ The dreaded polar vortex.”"

"“in the middle of a hoax, they’re perpetrating a hoax, but they’re relying on their total dominance of the media to lie to you each and every day about climate change and global warming. So they created the polar vortex, and the polar vortex, something’s happened, and that cold air which normally stays is in the North Pole, something’s happening, something deeply mysterious and perhaps tragic is happening.”"

Wow, Rush Limbaugh.

How dumb is Limbaugh??

Yesterday, I tuned in on the way to the bank. He said chemtrails are real & cause autism just like vaccinations.

Brilliant, lets give more duped mothers another excuse not to vaccinate their children.

The idea that right whiners support that jackass is just proof on how dumb they have become.

They quit believing in Global Warming let alone MMGW, They quit believing in evolution, and they believe that oversized, uneducated Limbaugh.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1057059 Jan 8, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
And once again Carol, you're confusing labels with political philosophy. Back then the Republicans were the more progressive party but they aren't any longer having veered to the extreme right. Frederick Douglas wouldn't have anything to do with the current GOP.
We have three co-equal branches of government instead of a totalitarian dictatorship - extreme right.
All laws must be written in a Congress elected by the people - extreme right.
You can speak your mind without fear of the government jailing you - extreme right.
You can choose your own religion - extreme right.
You have the right to defend your own rights - extreme right.
The government can't just move into your home - extreme right.
The government can't spy on you just because you exist - extreme right.
Your property or freedom cannot be taken from you without due process of law - extreme right.
We have a government limited in authority to what is written in the Constitution - extreme right.

Did I get this right?

On the other hand, the Democrats are telling us:
Illegal aliens are immigrants.
Paying people to not work helps the economy.
Government control of everything is best.
All you need to do to get money is pretend you have it and spend it.
... and on, and on, and on....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1057060 Jan 8, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
"We are having a record-breaking cold snap in many parts of the country. And right on schedule the media have to come up with a way to make it sound like it’s completely unprecedented. Because they’ve got to find a way to attach this to the global warming agenda, and they have. It’s called the ‘polar vortex.’ The dreaded polar vortex.”"
"“in the middle of a hoax, they’re perpetrating a hoax, but they’re relying on their total dominance of the media to lie to you each and every day about climate change and global warming. So they created the polar vortex, and the polar vortex, something’s happened, and that cold air which normally stays is in the North Pole, something’s happening, something deeply mysterious and perhaps tragic is happening.”"
Wow, Rush Limbaugh.
How dumb is Limbaugh??
Yesterday, I tuned in on the way to the bank. He said chemtrails are real & cause autism just like vaccinations.
Brilliant, lets give more duped mothers another excuse not to vaccinate their children.
The idea that right whiners support that jackass is just proof on how dumb they have become.
They quit believing in Global Warming let alone MMGW, They quit believing in evolution, and they believe that oversized, uneducated Limbaugh.
chemtrails?

he does know his audience.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1057061 Jan 8, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You have to be the absolute dumbest person on the planet.
The frack fluid is a mixture of chemicals with fresh water.
Really, for a subsidized pretend oilfield engineer, you really don't know much.
Obviously, the only knowledge you have about this is from websites and propaganda. Yesterday you were telling us how frac fluids were safe because it was a fresh water base. Overnight you discovered that the additives are toxic and make the frac fluid poisonous.
You remind me of some sophmore who is taking their first core course and thinks they now know it all.
Hydraulic fracturing is a complex process. That's why the people planning and analyzing frac jobs get paid over 100k a year. The fluids vary with the different geologic strata in different locations. If all you know is what is put on some website promoting the shale plays in Pennsylvania, you'd be dangerous to listen to.
Like I said, you think reading cliff notes is getting an education.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1057062 Jan 8, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Sure you simple minded twit, ships got caught in drifting Antarctic ice. Like that's never happened before. And yes dumbass global warming can cause extreme cold conditions like we're experiencing right now in the US.
The bitter chill gripping North America is a result of Arctic air that has spilled southwards, and global warming may be a cause, an expert said on Monday.
Arctic air is normally penned in at the roof of the world by a powerful circular wind called the polar vortex, said Dim Coumou, a senior scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) near Berlin.
When the vortex weakens, the air starts heading southwards, bringing exceptional snow and chill to middle latitudes.
"We've seen a strong meandering of the jet stream, and the cold air associated with the polar vortex has been moving southwards and in this case over the eastern parts of Canada and the United States, bringing this extreme cold weather," said Coumou.
"The reason why we see these strong meanderings is still not fully settled, but it's clear that the Arctic has been warming very rapidly. We have good data on this. Arctic temperatures have risen much more than other parts of the globe."
November 2013 was the warmest November on record globally for land and ocean combined, according to NASA.
If you would actually look at a global temperature map you'd discover that the planet is experiencing higher than normal temperatures over most of its area. That's why it's called GLOBAL warming! Australia had to add another color to their temperature charts because of unprecedented high temperatures. Temperatures near the poles are at unprecedented higher than normal levels. This morning it was 5 degrees in my area and in Anchorage Alaska it was 22 degrees. That should tell you something.
You forgot to mention the lower than normal temperatures, moron.

Let's go over this again, for the very slow people in the class.
The Earth has been on a warming trend for over 10,000 years. The only thing that will end that warming trend is a reversal into the next ice age.
TheIndependentMa jority

Science Hill, KY

#1057063 Jan 8, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Typical republican: "Our way, or the highway".
Rand Paul (R-Ky):
“Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional."
Republicans are idiots.
And you bagger ball lickers are the imbecile ticks sucking on the azzez of.

Article 1 - The Legislative Branch
Section 9 - Limits on Congress

The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.

The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

(No capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.)(Section in parentheses clarified by the 16th Amendment.)

No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.

No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1057064 Jan 8, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you are arguing that Obama is not fixing the Republican generated mess fast enough??
If If If but but but
I've never seen such a pack of losers looking & dogging to try to find something negative about job growth & a shrinking unemployment rate.
Guess what. If Bush, Boehner, McConnell, Ryan had not decided to take us off the path of balanced budgets, decided to slash revenues while going to war, passed unfunded legislation, set record earmarks,deregulating wall street, and doubled the debt, maybe we would not have had the wort recession in 80 years, a housing collapse, a near financial meltdown & you would not be here blaming those trying to fix it instead of the Party that created it.
I hate to confuse you with facts, but:

http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/federal_s...

You're such an idiot.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1057065 Jan 8, 2014
The Other New Yawker wrote:
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<quoted text><quoted text>
When your life is a shell game your eye is always aware and your mind in control as to the location of the shell within the shufflle that conceals the slight of hand treasure.
If not one becomes sloppy and eventually slips up.
And then your foe shuffles you and you find yourself under his walnut shell.
This shell game applies to life, people most importantly.
From your posts you allowed yourself to be shuffled into fool's folly or did you.
Either way that was no way to speak about MY WIFE. Watch your tongue or you will be serviced in a manner unaccustomed to your understanding of extermination.
<quoted text>
By the way Who was the "another" out of Chicago, IL dem shuffled you into believing was "another" new yawk in this exchange?
Says ptbw who is not out of Chicago, IL.
That is the post you cannot back pedal out of your reply about My Wife.
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
Watch your tongue skank or you will be serviced in a Sicilian Butcher Shop. Pompous condescending arrogant assholes deserve nothing less and never see it coming. She started I'm Finishing.
If you didn't like her words, eat mine. Savor, Choke then Swallow Mangiare Monkee
We will deal you from the bottom of a dirty deck.
And there are many We - Legion.
The Other New Yawker
I see that you're eating in the bathroom again this morning.

Keep it up and you'll never have to flush again!

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