Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1616834 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: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1071699 Jan 30, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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I am a classically trained Social Scientist...
Marxist by definition....heheheheheh! I have even been to Karls house in Trier back in 1999...
http://www.fes.de/marx/
I fear idiots....and the US is chock full of them....
i'm sorry...what does 'classically trained" mean in the social sciences?

(outside of you obviously bullshitting about it,as you clearly don't know anything about it...)

it's fun watching you make an ass of yourself with your bullshit..
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1071700 Jan 30, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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you're so full of shit.
"the main problem with the slogan "equal pay for equal work" is the inability to define "equal work".... "
as a simple example for a simpleton like you, the checkout personnel at Costco work much harder (faster) than the checkout personnel at Walmart, ring up more value per hour, and earn more money for the company...hence are worth a higher salary...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1071701 Jan 30, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>92% of black teenagers in Chicago are unemployed. 83% Nationwide. An O'bama presidency sure has been kind to the blacks.
http://www.blackyouthproject.com/2014/01/92-o...
The White Ghetto

....This isn’t the Kentucky of Elmore Leonard’s imagination, and there is nothing romantic about it. These are no sons and daughters of Andrew Jackson, no fiercely independent remnants of the old America clinging to their homes and their traditional ways. Having once been downwind of a plate of biscuits and squirrel gravy does not make you Daniel Boone. This is not the land of moonshine and hill lore, but that of families of four clutching $40 worth of lotto scratchers and crushing the springs on their beaten-down Camry while getting dinner from a Phillips 66 station.

This is about “the draw.”

“The draw,” the monthly welfare checks that supplement dependents’ earnings in the black-market Pepsi economy, is poison. It’s a potent enough poison to catch the attention even of such people as those who write for the New York Times. Nicholas Kristof, visiting nearby Jackson, Ky., last year, was shocked by parents who were taking their children out of literacy classes because the possibility of improved academic performance would threaten $700-a-month Social Security disability benefits, which increasingly are paid out for nebulous afflictions such as loosely defined learning disorders.“This is painful for a liberal to admit,” Kristof wrote,“but conservatives have a point when they suggest that America’s safety net can sometimes entangle people in a soul-crushing dependency.”

There is much here to confound conservatives, too. Jim DeMint likes to say that marriage is our best anti-poverty program, and he also has a point. But a 2004 study found that the majority of impoverished households in Appalachia were headed by married couples, not single mothers.

....“The government gives people checks, but nobody teaches them how to live,” says Teresa Barrett, a former high-school principal who now publishes the Owsley County newspaper.“You have people on the draw getting $3,000 a month, and they still can’t live. When I was at the school, we’d see kids come in from a long weekend just starved to death. But you’ll see those parents at the grocery store with their 15 cases of Pepsi, and that’s all they’ve got in the buggy — you know what they’re doing. Everybody knows, nobody does anything. And when you have that many people on the draw, that’s a big majority of voters.”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/367903/...

and just like Galt keeps telling us...those people need to get a job. never mind that the GOP cares that there are none, they need to get up off of their fat white asses and start contributing to society. i'm sick and tired of paying taxes so some guy can own a "$50,000 Ram pickup truck with an exterior as shiny as a silver ingot and a camouflage interior, the usefulness of which is non-obvious" while he's on the draw.

though i will say the crime rate isn't that bad. though probably has something to do with most being stoned on oxy all the time.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1071702 Jan 30, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
I am a classically trained Social Scientist...
Marxist by definition....heheheheheh! I have even been to Karls house in Trier back in 1999...
http://www.fes.de/marx/
I fear idiots....and the US is chock full of them....
being a "classically trained social scientist" it must really piss you off when people ask for a medium latte instead of a 'grande' huh?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1071703 Jan 30, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Does this mean you took a pill? "kinder, gentler nation"? from you? the most hateful person on here? Oh this is rich.
It's not hatred, Lily. It's anger, frustration and sadness. My fellow Americans elected a shallow politician and inexperienced leader to be our president in these crucial times not once but twice. Hillary would have been a better choice.

But hatred? That's your reaction to my grief and fighting as hard as I can to restore some common sense in my little corner of the world.

Your hatred stems from intolerance towards anyone who doesn't love your prom king crush as much as you do. So it's people like you who have made me angry, sad and frustrated. But I don't hate you. You only hate me.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1071704 Jan 30, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>a few years ago there was a letter circulating around the net about the red states divorcing the blue states.(funny how a map of those states looked just like the civil war secession...but that's another story...)
anyhoo, a guy i blogged with at the time put together a list of GDP for the blue states vs the red states and federal tax dollars produced by the two and such things.
it seems if they did divorce, the blue states would get the house, the kids, the cabin, the boat and the dog, and the red states would have to rent a room above the garage of their second cousin...
that is a candidate for post of the year.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1071705 Jan 30, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Obama would rather bypass our overly abundant natural resources and spend millions on his pie-in-the-sky idea of windmills and solar panels providing enough energy to sustain a nation of this size. Windmills can't even get off the ground to provide enough energy for Massachusetts - which is a very small state.
Obama couldn't even succeed investing taxpayer money into Solyndra because solar panels are too costly but, yet, he still doesn't get it.
It's just too hard to believe we have such a detached and uninformed president making these kinds of decisions from the same ivory tower with the same envisioned utopia in these crucial times. What's even harder to believe is this country elected him again.
solar power works just fine for supplying all the electrical power for my winter house...my neighbor uses just wind.

so sad you are stuck in the last century....

so who is it that is detached? seems to be you.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1071706 Jan 30, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>not surprising that people who proven lies have to lie to support their cult...
Oh yes, these stories of supposed Christian religious persecution go viral pretty quickly; all of them get the emails and it goes wild. Most of the stories are so far fetched, most sensible people would find them hard to believe. But, they want to advance their agenda against public education and want to infiltrate public schools with religious indoctrination.
They are no different than the Muslims.
If you want your child to go to parochial school, you can send them there and pay for it.
Hence, their additional quest for vouchers, because they want the state to pay for their private parochial schools.
It's sick.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1071707 Jan 30, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama would rather bypass our overly abundant natural resources and spend millions on his pie-in-the-sky idea of windmills and solar panels providing enough energy to sustain a nation of this size. Windmills can't even get off the ground to provide enough energy for Massachusetts - which is a very small state.
Obama couldn't even succeed investing taxpayer money into Solyndra because solar panels are too costly but, yet, he still doesn't get it.
It's just too hard to believe we have such a detached and uninformed president making these kinds of decisions from the same ivory tower with the same envisioned utopia in these crucial times. What's even harder to believe is this country elected him again.
His name is President Obama; and you are a disrespectful person. You think it's cute, but it only makes you look bad.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1071708 Jan 30, 2014
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
Oh how funny. MSNBC has to back peddle for their lying statement calling right-wingers racists when commenting about a Cheerios commercial. Hahahahha
Oooops! Turns out there might be more inter-racial unions on the right than the left!!!
I have to inter-racial grand kids myself!
Oh, that bigoted left with their projecting!
And they really wonder why their ratings suck in the cable news venue?
People are sick of the lies.
wow! did they do it on whilst on air?

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread423...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1071709 Jan 30, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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What is your point?
Casino Revenues fell when the recession hit bottoming out in 2009. Since they have been growing and are almost back to they were in early 2007 under the George W Bush administration.
So if you & your dumbf*ck buddy are arguing Obama's economy made people gamble then you are liars because statistics show the revenue is not more than under Bush.
But hey, the idea your dumbf*k buddy Galt used the example of a closed steel mill turned casino definitely meant he was blaming that change on Obama.
But hey. one thing I love about you right whiners, you make stupid, inaccurate uninformed posts & then run from them when you are proven wrong.
gambling is a disease, an affliction of the elderly, the uneducated, and the poor...but the bright side is that gambling is the only way to get the poor to pay some taxes....

so much Social Security, welfare, and unemployment money returned to the government...
NuculurVodkaopti on

Satellite Beach, FL

#1071710 Jan 30, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Clever!
How Obama managed to fool so many people for such a long time...such a good liar...no wonder he won "Lie of the Year".

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1071711 Jan 30, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>See the difference between you and me is I am not a sick old bat on pharma for the rest of my life--I don't need 'health' care as you call it, I am healthy. You and your husband are sick people-cancer-pace makers, heart attacks--truly the type that will experience the death panels. I can hardly wait until the government cuts the pharma off in this country-William Ayers' dream of killing 25 million will be fulfilled. Bill Gates' dream of eugenics and 80 million dying will be fulfilled. No usm I don't go to the doctor at my other residence in Costa Rica--but if I ever did need to -I can afford to pay for it. Many Americans go there for surgeries and pay for it. It is called Medical tourism. Western medicine has enslaved the American people-they are no longer able to move around freely-they have to figure out where and when they are going to get their next fix of pharma.
Should your husband ever get in a bad car accident that leaves him in a coma, let us know how not having health insurance works out for you.
NuculurVodkaopti on

Satellite Beach, FL

#1071712 Jan 30, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Does this mean you took a pill? "kinder, gentler nation"? from you? the most hateful person on here? Oh this is rich.
Lily's mirror talking after reading the vast and overwhelming majority of her posts.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1071713 Jan 30, 2014
A major health insurance company reported Wednesday that its Obamacare sign-ups were higher than its projections, some of the first concrete evidence that the health care reform law is working from the industry's perspective.

Joseph Swedish, CEO of WellPoint, told investors that the company had received 500,000 applications through HealthCare.gov and its state-operated counterparts. He said the number was "ahead of our most recent projections." He added that applications had spiked in December and the company expects another surge before the March 31 deadline to enroll in coverage for 2014.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/wellpoi...
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1071714 Jan 30, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>so s/he is ungrateful that others are paying for any health care at all? obviously if he is on the exchanges, as you stated, she didnt have coverage before. so your BS about having a doctor before is just crap...
it is funny watching the stupid attempt to lie, you aren't smart enough to concoct a story that stands up to logical inspection.
Exactly; just like the Australian man I ran into the other day, complaining loudly about President Obama and the upcoming State of the Union address; he said "in Australia healthcare is free" !! I forgot to ask him why he left.

One can only laugh at how dumb they are.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1071715 Jan 30, 2014
...funny speakers need to count their blessings...

"In 2010, the vast majority of the population identified as non-Hispanic WHITE alone in four states, in the New England area, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont all had populations that were predominately non-Hispanic WHITE (94 percent, 92 percent, and 94 percent respectively)."

W Va is listed as the fourth...New England state...?????

Thomspson, J.(2013).'Multicultural America." Sage : California. pg 2309
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1071716 Jan 30, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Of course he is, you're a woodtick, my cat is smarter than you. Wait! I didn't mean, I couldn't stop myself. I apologize.
Woodtick is one of the good guys!
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1071718 Jan 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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as a simple example for a simpleton like you, the checkout personnel at Costco work much harder (faster) than the checkout personnel at Walmart, ring up more value per hour, and earn more money for the company...hence are worth a higher salary...
And why do you think that they do that? Could it just be that they are happy at work because they are earning a decent wage and have benefits? Could it be that they feel appreciated and valued by management?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1071719 Jan 30, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>and that has what to do with the economy and how much to do a changing nationwide view of teenagers working while in school?
part-time jobs are invaluable experience for high school students....

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