Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1524147 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1057275 Jan 8, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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I really cannot understand what the argument is regarding global warming and climate change.
What is the reason for the argument?
leftwing activists are trying to destroy the economy based on phony "science"...

that's the reason...
M Stein

Jamaica, NY

#1057276 Jan 8, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Because he has an attentive audience.
You know nothing about capitalism and much about nothing.
Don't you know, capitalism is S-C-A-R-Y. Obammy's not worried about Iran going nuclear, it is business people on Wall Street who give him nightmares (except when they are shelling out $35,000 per plate for one of his many campaign fundraisers).

Obama says income inequality is "dangerous ... the defining challenge of our time." The pope is upset that capitalism causes inequality. Progressives, facing the failures of Obamacare, are eager to change the subject to America's "wealth gap."

It's true that today, the richest 1 percent of Americans own a third of America's wealth. One percent owns 35 percent!

But I say, so what? Progressives in the media claim that the rich get richer at the expense of the poor.

But that's a lie.

Hollywood sells the greedy-evil-capitalists-cheat- the-poor message with movies like Martin Scorsese's new film, "The Wolf of Wall Street," which portrays stock sellers as sex-crazed criminals. Years before, Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" created a creepy financier, Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas, who smugly gloated, "It's a zero-sum game. Somebody wins; somebody loses."

This is how the left sees the market: a zero-sum game. If someone makes money, he took it from everyone else. The more the rich have, the less others have. It's as if the economy is a pie that's already on the table, waiting to be carved. The bigger the piece the rich take, the less that's left for everyone else. The economy is just a fight over who gets how much.

But this is absurd. Bill Gates took a huge slice of pie, but he didn't take it from me. By starting Microsoft, he baked millions of new pies. He made the rest of the world richer, too.

Entrepreneurs create things.

Over the past few decades, the difference in wealth between the rich and poor has grown. This makes people uncomfortable. But why is it a problem if the poor didn't get poorer?

Progressives claim they did. Some cite government data that show middle class incomes remaining relatively stagnant. But this data is misleading, too. It leaves out all government handouts, like rent subsidies and food stamps. It leaves out benefits like company-funded health insurance and pensions, which make up increasing portions of people's pay.

And it leaves out the innovation that makes life better for both the rich and poor. Even poor people today have access to cars, food, health care, entertainment and technology that rich people lusted for a few decades ago. Ninety percent of Americans living "below the poverty line" have smart phones, cable TV and cars. Seventy percent own two cars.

But hold on, says the left. Even if the poor reap some benefits from capitalism, it's just not "fair" that rich people have so much more. I suppose this is true. But what exactly is "fair"?

Do you think to be fair be the Obammys would ever divide up one of their many luxury Va-Cays?
NuculurVodkaOpti on

Satellite Beach, FL

#1057277 Jan 8, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Perhaps she could tell her therapist that a UFO stole her brain
Too late ... Jean is no longer alive.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1057279 Jan 8, 2014
NY Times and Science!

Whoa Nelly!!!!

Scare the ignorant people...NO internet...no way to challenge these claims!

All they had in 1975 was----Trust us, we're scientists!
Not today...

"Scientists ask why world climate is changing; Major cooling maybe ahead"

http://www.wmconnolley.org.uk/sci/iceage/ny-t...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1057280 Jan 8, 2014
Whatever wrote:
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Of course not, you throwing out "conspiracy nut" every time a convo may implicate Obama's duplicity probably means nothing.
that, also, is not something i have never done.

i toss out the conspiracy nut label when it is fitting. when people make preposterous claims based on no facts at all other than some supposed conspiracy amongst people or groups they cannot even name...(that would actually be the definition of a conspiracy, so you see i am using it correctly...)

make sure the shiny side faces out on your tin foil helmet...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1057281 Jan 8, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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the downside of online shopping is that some stores use this as a dumping ground for seconds...
Galt recently received some online merchandise from a high-end department store that had clearly been used by a previous buyer and returned to the store...
i bet you never buy condoms from them again....huh?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1057283 Jan 8, 2014
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah is a true believer of the Marxist viewpoint published in Rolling Stone. Heavy intellectual stuff there....
"Unemployment blows."
"Because as much as unemployment blows, so do jobs. What if people didn’t have to work to survive?"
"Ever noticed how much landlords blow?-take back the land."
"Hoarders blow.--make everything owned by everyone"
You see income inequality blows. So, there.
I fear for the nation's future with the constant leakage of critical thinking bleeding profusely.

For example, a relative of mine who professes Christianity chose to sing a song at a family gathering. She chose John Lennon's "Imagine" and my jaw hit the floor. "Lady", I thought, "where in the hell is your head at?".

"Imagine there's no Heaven
it's easy if you try
No Hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can

Nothing to kill or die for....."

These lyrics are right out of some Marxist Manifesto and she was thinking that she was singing a song of religious fervor.

Nice tune. Nice melody. Sick lyrics.

“I submit to you that if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.”

---- Martin Luther King, Jr., Speech in Detroit, Michigan, circa 1963

"Living for only today" means you can forget about paying your mortgage. The Magic Negro will take care of me.

"Imagine no possessions" means that Obamaphones are free all over and Welfare cheese to all! What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine, MFK-er.

My point here is that critical thinking is a dying concept in America. If you are not PC, you deserve to die.

Proof: look what we elected into the White House.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1057286 Jan 8, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Me too. But, what is the solution to Islamic extremists and terrorism? No matter how many are killed or arrested doesn't matter.
keep fighting the fight.

and education. education of the masses is the greatest deterrent against any type of radical religious fanaticism. and it has all the added bonus education has always had..

possibly the best ROI on an investment any society or planet can make...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1057288 Jan 8, 2014
Geologists get into the act!

1978! Disco Science craze!!!!
They smoked a lot of dope during this period...
wait...we just legalized it!!!!

'Geologist says winters getting colder'

"We're entering a Little Ice Age and it's my opinion we could have glaciers moving into the northern part of America in 1000 years."

http://news.google.com/newspapers...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1057289 Jan 8, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>you have proven that you make poor assumptions from the given data, this is another example of that.
and another example of a meaningless post showing your ignorance on this issue.
Hee, Hee.

"given data", eh?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.... ...

Your cultural and intellectual emaciation is appalling.

You need a little meat there, Babee:>
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1057290 Jan 8, 2014
BOCA RATON NEWS!!!!

1978!

"It's going to get colder"

Geologist at the Univ of Cincinnati tell readers that...

"...winters are gradually going to become colder"

'...entering Little Ice Age..."

http://news.google.com/newspapers...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1057291 Jan 8, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Geologists get into the act!
1978! Disco Science craze!!!!
They smoked a lot of dope during this period...
wait...we just legalized it!!!!
'Geologist says winters getting colder'
"We're entering a Little Ice Age and it's my opinion we could have glaciers moving into the northern part of America in 1000 years."
http://news.google.com/newspapers...
why do you keep posting what you know to be lies?

you have been shown that as early as the 70's and even into the 1960's the majority of scientists were already thinking along the lines of climate change meaning a global warming due to greenhouse gas accumulation...

do you enjoy making yourself look like an ass?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1057293 Jan 8, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Hee, Hee.
"given data", eh?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.... ...
Your cultural and intellectual emaciation is appalling.
You need a little meat there, Babee:>
another meaningless post from you.

do you ever have anything of substance to add? anything you can back up with facts or reason?

it would seem not from the crap you spew. hard to tell which orifice the hot air is coming from
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1057294 Jan 8, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Does he need the money that bad? These books are in bad taste in my opinion. President Obama should have replaced him from the beginning. I have no respect for him now
The actual text in Gates book doesn't match up with the headlines in the media except perhaps re: Biden who Gates apparently didn't like at all.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1057295 Jan 8, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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I fear for the nation's future with the constant leakage of critical thinking bleeding profusely.
For example, a relative of mine who professes Christianity chose to sing a song at a family gathering. She chose John Lennon's "Imagine" and my jaw hit the floor. "Lady", I thought, "where in the hell is your head at?".
"Imagine there's no Heaven
it's easy if you try
No Hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
Nothing to kill or die for....."
These lyrics are right out of some Marxist Manifesto and she was thinking that she was singing a song of religious fervor.
Nice tune. Nice melody. Sick lyrics.
“I submit to you that if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.”
---- Martin Luther King, Jr., Speech in Detroit, Michigan, circa 1963
"Living for only today" means you can forget about paying your mortgage. The Magic Negro will take care of me.
"Imagine no possessions" means that Obamaphones are free all over and Welfare cheese to all! What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine, MFK-er.
My point here is that critical thinking is a dying concept in America. If you are not PC, you deserve to die.
Proof: look what we elected into the White House.
pretty rational lyrics. especially since all the religious cults have been proven to be based on lies and myths...

sad to say that rational humans in this day and age actually still buy into that crap...especially when we know it isn't true...
TSM

United States

#1057296 Jan 8, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>So you agree bushie boy allowed the attacks on American soil son? Especially since you claim he only followed Clinton's outline?
What part of my question didn’t you understand, again! Do you agree or disagree with Clinton statement it’s a simple Yes or No!!

Bill Clinton says that no government could have failed to act against Iraq after the 11 September 2001 attacks in view of intelligence provided agree or disagree?

Yeah don’t respond with a question to a question just simply answer the question!!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1057298 Jan 8, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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I think it's important to keep one's interest inside of this life balanced against one's interest in the next.
Too many Christians(or any religious folks) have their heads so far into Heaven that they forget what they need to do here, first.
I agree. Unfortunately, many Christians often would rather not engage in disputes over the smaller picture to focus on the bigger one. And I have to remind myself the bigger picture is what really matters in the end especially having been so outspoken on this forum and criticized for it by non-Christians - even to the point of questioning my faith. But I have to believe fighting the good fight is an obligation if for no other reason than to prevent people from being harmed by an ideology that misleads them to have power and control over them and stifles their freedoms. It goes against everything most Christians stand for. It's an ideology that even threatens our freedoms to exercise our own faith.

In the past, government went about its own business and we went about ours. But that changed in 2008.

Even though I, too, know who is in control, it's also necessary to speak out in trying to right the wrongs here on earth. Jesus didn't mince words when calling those who misled his people and tried to control them "whitewashed hypocrites". I'm just following his example and believe fellow Christians should do the same.

If Christians stand idly by and allow bad things to happen, they aren't doing anyone any service. In fact, just the opposite.

(Sorry about the lengthy response. One of my many flaws - long-windedness.)

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1057299 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!
LOL. First of all, The Daily Mail is a tabloid. No difference between it and the National Enquirer. RawStory.com , on the otherhand, was a finalist in the 2008 Online Journalism awards in the "Investigative, Small Site" category.

That said, perhaps you should actually read an article before trashing it just because you think it differs from our narrow view of things,

The RawStory.com article went on to explain: c

"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.

The weather shift is also helped by changes in a high altitude wind called the jet stream.

This convection, which usually encircles the northern hemisphere in a robust and predictable fashion, starts to zigzag, creating loops of extremely cold weather or unseasonably mild weather, depending on the location.

“We’ve seen a strong meandering of the jetstream, 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 phenomenon has occurred repeatedly in recent winters, he noted."

THEN, the article went on to explain:

"What drives the polar vortex is the difference in temperature between the Arctic and mid latitudes, said Coumou.

Once sharp, this differential has blurred in recent years as the Arctic — where temperatures are rising at about twice the global average — warms up, he said.

“We’ve seen this type of cold spell more often lately in recent winters, in Europe but also in the US,” Coumou said in a phone interview.

“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.”

Last month, European scientists reported that the volume of sea ice in November was around 50 percent greater compared with a year earlier, following a recovery in the Arctic summer.

Despite this bounceback, sea ice remains at near-record documented lows and its overall trend is one of retreat, they said.

Coumou cautioned that Arctic sea ice “is just one of the important factors” behind disruption of the polar vortex”.

“Other factors include snow cover, stratospheric warming events or other short-lived phenomena,” he said.

Other specialists said the link between warming and the spillover of Arctic air was still debated.

“There is no consensus,” said Francois Gourand, a forecaster at Meteo France, the French national meteorological agency.

“The melting of sea ice can have an impact on atmospheric circulation but these effects are complex and hard to pin down,” he said.

The overall trend of the sea ice is downwards, yet in Europe we can have mild winters sometimes, or cold winters — there doesn’t seem to be a clear link.”

You can wipe that egg off your face now.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1057300 Jan 8, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Imagine how his loyal followers would have reacted if they knew the plan to attack our embassy on the anniversary of 9/11 originated from the same prison Obama promised to close four years earlier right before another election.
Double whammy. Lying to the American people to keep his loyal base in the dark was his only option.
Because the bottom line is it's all about him and a craving for political power. The same goes for almost all Democrats. At any cost.
Another mutt without a clue__the guy was released in 2007 Carol. Who was POTUS in 2007?
M Stein

Jamaica, NY

#1057301 Jan 8, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Does he need the money that bad? These books are in bad taste in my opinion. President Obama should have replaced him from the beginning. I have no respect for him now
You had no problem with Bammy's many lies in Dreams of My Father. Why is that?

Yes, Obama’s Bio Lies Constitute a Pattern

Never let it be said the New York Times is afraid to tackle an unflattering story about President Obama, even if it’s often a delayed reaction. The paper’s political blog The Caucus deigned to notice in 2012 that the new biography of the president by David Maraniss uncovered the fact that much of Dreams From My Father, the highly praised Barack Obama autobiography, is either fabricated or exaggerated.

The Times’s Michael Shear opines that having its author now sitting in the White House has brought Dreams more scrutiny than its author could have envisioned when he wrote it in 1995. But the problem with contemporary analyses of the questionable personal history in the book is not so much the peril associated with being a famous political author but whether the book provides PROOF OF A PATTERN OF FALSEHOODS AND DISTORTIONS ABOUT HIS PAST that has been one of the hallmarks of the president’s public career.

The answer to that question is contained near the bottom of the piece in which Shear lets drop that proof of such A PATTERN was already provided by his own newspaper last year.

Though the Times buried the story when it broke and then never followed up or editorialized on the scandal, it was their own reporter Janny Scott whose research on the life of the president’s mother Ann Dunham revealed that the oft-told story of her dying because of the failure of her health insurance company to pay for her cancer treatment was a flat out lie. But while Shear is right that the 2012 election did not turn on how Maraniss’s book is received, THE UNWILLINGNESS OF THE TIMES AND OTHER MAINSTREAM PUBLICATIONS TO CALL OUT OBAMA FOR WRITING FICTION AND CALLING IT AUTOBIOGRAPHY GIVES US A GOOD INDICATION OF HOW MUCH OF AN ADVANTAGE HAVING A QUIESCENT MEDIA IS FOR AN INCUMBENT PRESIDENT.

The fables Obama seems to have told about his alienation, his girlfriends and the rest of his over-intellectualized voyage of self-discovery actually pale in comparison to the whopper he told when running for election in 2008 that his mother died because she had been denied coverage and treatment of her disease. Scott revealed that in fact the expenses relating to her cancer had been paid by her insurance. Though she had a separate and totally unrelated dispute relating to disability coverage, Scott’s research proved that Obama’s statement during the 2008 presidential debate was fiction:

"For my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in the hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they’re saying that this may be a pre-existing condition and they don’t have to pay her treatment, there’s something fundamentally wrong about that."

It bears repeating that the president knew this account was false because he served as his mother’s attorney in all her dealings with the insurance company.

When the Times ran that story (on page 14 rather than on the front page), the White House chose not to deny the truth of Scott’s reporting. But that didn’t stop the Obama campaign from refloating the same falsehoods about Ms. Dunham having perished for lack of insurance coverage in an autobiographical campaign film narrated by Tom Hanks.

Not only has the president never apologized for lying to the American people about his mother’s plight, HE RIGHTLY ASSUMED THAT EVEN THOUGH THE TRUTH WAS UNCOVERED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEITHER THAT PAPER NOR THE REST OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA WOULD FOLLOW UP ON IT as they undoubtedly would had a Republican ever tried to sell the voters such a transparent whopper.

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