Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1419190 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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Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1059714 Jan 10, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>wow! that kind of ignorance is hard to top...
the Daily show and Colbert report do half their show just running clips of Fox saying one thing and then saying the exact opposite the next week...
it would figure someone as ignorant as you would think that about Fox.
hmmm...

you top that ignorance in every post!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1059716 Jan 10, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
quotation marks mean I said nothing....
dance bitch dance!!!
so you don't agree with the links you cite? why do ocite them then?

so sad how much of a fool you re making of yourself...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1059717 Jan 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Ain't it the truth!! By the way anybody like the new code system on here?
Lost me on the code system. But wasn't on here much of the day yesterday or today..

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1059718 Jan 10, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>That's some real funny chit babe. Why don't you go ahead and provide the actual numbers for "all" hospitals for "each" nation in 2012. Betcha can't!
Idiots like you fall for the % thingy right on time every fkn time..
ROFLMAO
Well, again, according to the BBC....

Eleven hospital trusts are being placed in special measures because of major failings, the government has announced.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the trusts, among 14 investigated for high death rates, had problems so entrenched that tough action was needed.

He cited examples of staffing problems, poor care and weak leadership as he announced the move in Parliament.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23315869

Are eleven hospitals not enough or too many for you to get the picture?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1059719 Jan 10, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>That's some real funny chit babe. Why don't you go ahead and provide the actual numbers for "all" hospitals for "each" nation in 2012. Betcha can't!
Idiots like you fall for the % thingy right on time every fkn time..
ROFLMAO
more of real times cut and paste.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1059720 Jan 10, 2014
Success! SpaceShipTwo hits new heights during rocket test
Alan Boyle, Science Editor NBC News

MOJAVE, Calif.— With Virgin Galactic's chief pilot behind the controls for the first time, the company's SpaceShipTwo plane reached a new high on Friday in its first supersonic rocket-powered test of 2014.

The test at Mojave Air and Space Port was aimed at setting the stage for honest-to-goodness flights into outer space later this year, and eventually for commercial space tours.

"2014 is our year to do it for real," Mike Moses, a former space shuttle manager who now serves as Virgin Galactic's vice president of operations, told NBC News.

SpaceShipTwo now has three rocket-powered test flights under its belt, in addition to 28 unpowered gliding flights. This time, Virgin Galactic said the 27-foot-wide winged craft went to an altitude of 71,000 feet — just beating out its previous record of 69,000 feet, set last September. Both tests involved a 20-second engine burn, boosting the plane's speed to a maximum velocity of Mach 1.4.

Moses said SpaceShipTwo went a little higher this time just because the flight profile was slightly different. "I'm sure there's a pilot competition," he joked.

This time around, Virgin Galactic and Mojave-based Scaled Composites, the plane's builder, tested a new reflective coating on the rocket plane's tail booms. The flight also marked the first tryout for a thruster system that's designed to keep the plane on course when it's above the atmosphere. Virgin Galactic said all of the test objectives were met.

Another new twist had to do with the people behind the controls. This was the first time that a Virgin Galactic pilot sat in the cockpit for a rocket-powered flight. During the previous two powered tests, all of the flying was done by Scaled Composites' test pilots.

In a post-flight statement, Virgin Galactic chief pilot David Mackay said the flight was a "dream come true."

"I have watched SS2 evolve over the years into an incredible vehicle that is going to open up space to more people than ever before," Mackay said.“To be behind the controls and fly it as the rocket ignited is something I will never forget. She flew like a champ."

Scaled Composites test pilot Mark Stucky was beside Mackay in the cockpit. Meanwhile, Virgin Galactic's Mike Masucci and Scaled's Mike Alsbury were at the controls of SpaceShipTwo's mothership, WhiteKnightTwo.

Virgin Galactic's CEO, George Whitesides, said the flight was "another resounding success."

“We focused on gathering more transonic and supersonic data, and our chief pilot, Dave, handled the vehicle beautifully," he said in Virgin's post-flight statement.

Friday's flight was a scaled-down version of the experience that Virgin Galactic's passengers could enjoy as soon as this year. Almost 700 people, including celebrities like Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, have already made reservations. The current ticket price is $250,000.

For the first leg of the test flight, SpaceShipTwo was slung beneath the twin-fuselage WhiteKnightTwo. The paired planes took off from the Mojave airport at 7:20 a.m. PT (10:20 a.m. ET) and rose to a height of 46,000 feet. Then it was time to unhook SpaceShipTwo for the rocket blast.

Seconds after the release, SpaceShipTwo fired up its hybrid rocket engine and blasted upward and away from WhiteKnightTwo. After the burn, the plane continued coasting into a clear sky while Mackay tried out the thrusters. Then the pilots angled SpaceShipTwo's wings into a configuration designed to ensure a safe, stable descent.

A few minutes later, the wings were straightened again, and the plane glided back to a landing on Mojave's 12,000-foot runway. WhiteKnightTwo made its own landing minutes later.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1059721 Jan 10, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>But but but__the two hugged each other right? Must be some by proxy connection that only Valerie Jarrett knows about.
atta boy. Cohort with the troll attacking daughters, wives and mothers. Says volumes about your character.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1059722 Jan 10, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Lost me on the code system. But wasn't on here much of the day yesterday or today..
The words you have to now type instead of numbers to post.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1059723 Jan 10, 2014
dem wrote:
Not that Whatever was lurking or anything.
LOL, beware we lurk- USAsince lurks, dem lurks, we all lurk who show up again on the boards.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1059724 Jan 10, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>But but but__the two hugged each other right? Must be some by proxy connection that only Valerie Jarrett knows about.
its called comparing two people. In your Republican world that's a no no, but normal people do it all the time
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1059727 Jan 10, 2014
...Once upon a time Americans with Audi's ignored science...

are these people idiots for doing so?

"In 1989, NHTSA released a comprehensive study it had commissioned from an outside research group that examined the Audi incidents, as well as other makes of automobiles, to look for a
potential cause of the sudden acceleration. The study concluded that the reported sudden acceleration was caused by driver error."

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41205.pdf

Pollard, John and E. Donald Sussman, An Examination of Sudden Acceleration,Transportation Systems Center,
Cambridge, MA,: NHTSA, 1989, DOT-HS-807-367.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1059730 Jan 10, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
....when money trumps science...
and are these people idiots for not trusting science?
'Toyota to pay $1.1B in 'unintended acceleration' cases'
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2012...
----------
Floor mats...code for user error...
'NASA engineers found no electronic flaws in Toyota vehicles capable of producing the large throttle openings required to create dangerous high-speed unintended acceleration incidents. The two mechanical safety defects identified by NHTSA more than a year ago –“sticking” accelerator pedals and a design flaw that enabled accelerator pedals to become trapped by floor mats – remain the only known causes for these kinds of unsafe unintended acceleration incidents.'
http://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/us-departmen...
Off-topic, but I know you love silly government grants--

“We also seek to improve upon traditional self-report mechanisms of penis measurement by validating the TheyFit measuring tool. This would address an important research question regarding validated measures and supply information on whether users have sufficient proficiency to accurately determine their custom condom size.”-

http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_d...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1059732 Jan 10, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>so you don't agree with the links you cite? why do ocite them then?
so sad how much of a fool you re making of yourself...
How bout you post something with a comment/link and let us sit around and critique it...homey!!!!!

I mean you not even in the game...you are basically a bench warmer...and, sometimes you are an idiot.

show us your superior intellect...we know you have a big fat gas filled mouth...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1059734 Jan 10, 2014
United States Population : 295,734,134
England Population : 60,441,457

(The state of Wisconsin is about the same size of the UK.)

Hospitals in the UK: 353
Hospitals in California: 430

Even if only 11 hospitals in the UK are failing to provide adequate care to patients who are dying because of poor care, how many hospitals in California alone - much less the entire United States - would be facing the same problem under Obamacare?

Anyone getting the picture yet?
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1059735 Jan 10, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Not for three hours like you did.
You keep track of when people come and go here? That's odd
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1059736 Jan 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Everyone has a right to their opinion.
That's fine, but why denigrate truck drivers? Why hate on the working man? I got your back buddy.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1059737 Jan 10, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean like Lois Lerner?
Seems your topix name is an oxymoron.. Alpha dogs have the most sense among the pack.
what do you expect from a Bush appointee?
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1059739 Jan 10, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Not me.
Not me either, they must have not done our browser yet.

So they are using a CAPTCHA system now? It is done to keep computer generated messages from spamming the system.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1059742 Jan 10, 2014
...legalize it so that we can see what it does to people that smoke it...

'Daily pot tied to age of first psychotic episode'

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/daily-pot-tied-age-f...
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1059743 Jan 10, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, again, according to the BBC....
Eleven hospital trusts are being placed in special measures because of major failings, the government has announced.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the trusts, among 14 investigated for high death rates, had problems so entrenched that tough action was needed.
He cited examples of staffing problems, poor care and weak leadership as he announced the move in Parliament.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23315869
Are eleven hospitals not enough or too many for you to get the picture?
Eleven Hospitals? Eleven Hospitals?? Let me make sure I have this straight__you said eleven hospital correct???

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