Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233357 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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NuculurVodkaOpti on

Palm Coast, FL

#1072928 Feb 1, 2014
NuculurVodkaOption wrote:
<quoted text> More felons voting means more people voting for your candidates; talk about sick.
Glad you Obamabots liked it. LOL

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1072929 Feb 1, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i respect anyone that can make rational argument on any issue...
do you feel entitled to some of my wealth for some reason? what would that reason be?
If you're not willing to pay your fair share of taxes why do you feel entitled to use my roads?
My property taxes pay for schools, why do you feel entitled to send your children to my schools?
My property taxes pay for police protection of your house. You're welcome.
ptbw forever

Louisville, KY

#1072930 Feb 1, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
Remind me how tall, "bad ass" and how much you weigh musclehead. I was laughing my ass off the first time.
Yeah, you got me. I just said I was 6 foot 4 because I figured that was Shaq's height and I knew you would be scared of me because of that...

220 pounds is also like some kind of sumo for a guy that is 6 foot 4, so I just made up that number too...

Are you guys so scared of right wing reprisal that you pretend we are all dumb, short and weak like yourselves?

Maybe you faggots should stop watching GLEE and hit the bench once and while so we don't flick you to death.
ptbw forever

Louisville, KY

#1072931 Feb 1, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
You're setting the bar too low Lily. Woodtick57 has no respect for progressives or anything they believe in. His only point of reference is marginalizing the fanatic right wing extreme of the Republican party. He realizes these morons are destroying the political tool he needs to protect his wealth. He's condescending, arrogant and self-serving.
This is a classic example of sleeping with dogs and then later complaining about waking up with fleas.
See Woodtick? If you aren't a left wing wacko you are still the enemy of the left no matter how moderate you are.

By attacking other right wingers you are only making sure the left gets more power. You are a useful idiot to them.
ptbw forever

Louisville, KY

#1072932 Feb 1, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>keep your religious cult in yor tax subsidized church, mosque or temple where it belongs...
when you play in the real world, your mythical cult plays no part, you have to play by real world rules then...
You apparently don't understand that the US was not founded as a secular country.

No wonder you are so wrong about everything.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072933 Feb 1, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
<quoted text>
See Woodtick? If you aren't a left wing wacko you are still the enemy of the left no matter how moderate you are.
By attacking other right wingers you are only making sure the left gets more power. You are a useful idiot to them.
the far left and the far right are really not that different from each other...not really that different at all.

fortunately it is the sane people tah actually make this world tick...(intended...)

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072934 Feb 1, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
If you're not willing to pay your fair share of taxes why do you feel entitled to use my roads?
My property taxes pay for schools, why do you feel entitled to send your children to my schools?
My property taxes pay for police protection of your house. You're welcome.
i do pay my fair share and really more...or at least i used to when i made a lot of money...

again, everyone gets the exact same amount of gov't, the fair share would really be our govt cost divided by adults. but you wouldn't even come close to being able to cover your cost...

fortunately, we have a very progressive tax system in the US. we do that as it works and gives us a viable tax base.

you can send me your welcome card anytime for paying your way for you...and your kids.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072935 Feb 1, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
<quoted text>
You apparently don't understand that the US was not founded as a secular country.
No wonder you are so wrong about everything.
yes, in fact ti was founded as a secular nation. what the hell are you talking about? the very first amendment to our constitution protects that..
facts are fun!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1072936 Feb 1, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, you got me. I just said I was 6 foot 4 because I figured that was Shaq's height and I knew you would be scared of me because of that...
220 pounds is also like some kind of sumo for a guy that is 6 foot 4, so I just made up that number too...
Are you guys so scared of right wing reprisal that you pretend we are all dumb, short and weak like yourselves?
Maybe you faggots should stop watching GLEE and hit the bench once and while so we don't flick you to death.
First of all I'm bigger than you. I'm a Golden Gloves finalist, D1 college heavyweight boxing champ and have been in and won more fights than you've even seen. There's more but no one here but you cares about this irrelevant chest beating. And unless you're tougher than a 9mm who do you believe is scared by your bench press skills?
Take your nose out of the mirror and put it in a book, moron.
michael wittman

Portland, OR

#1072937 Feb 1, 2014
if you like your Obama you can keep your Obama

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1072938 Feb 1, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i do pay my fair share and really more...or at least i used to when i made a lot of money...
again, everyone gets the exact same amount of gov't, the fair share would really be our govt cost divided by adults. but you wouldn't even come close to being able to cover your cost...
fortunately, we have a very progressive tax system in the US. we do that as it works and gives us a viable tax base.
you can send me your welcome card anytime for paying your way for you...and your kids.
You've suggested you "earned" your wealth by running a business. Did you teach your employees how to read, write or any of the other job skills you benefited from?
They learned those things in schools my property taxes paid for.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072939 Feb 1, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
First of all I'm bigger than you. I'm a Golden Gloves finalist, D1 college heavyweight boxing champ and have been in and won more fights than you've even seen. There's more but no one here but you cares about this irrelevant chest beating. And unless you're tougher than a 9mm who do you believe is scared by your bench press skills?
Take your nose out of the mirror and put it in a book, moron.
good advice...still waiting for that rational argument from you....
ptbw forever

Louisville, KY

#1072940 Feb 1, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>the far left and the far right are really not that different from each other...not really that different at all.
fortunately it is the sane people tah actually make this world tick...(intended...)
Again, I am the only person who is really part of the far right on this forum. The Conservative Christians and Libertarians on this thread are nowhere near extreme on anything.

As for not being all that different from the far left, I am pretty much everything they claim to be, so that pretty much means we couldn't be further apart .

Sane people have long since lost to the psychopaths of the 20th century, and that is why I am so far right at such a young age to create the balance again.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072941 Feb 1, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
You've suggested you "earned" your wealth by running a business. Did you teach your employees how to read, write or any of the other job skills you benefited from?
They learned those things in schools my property taxes paid for.
i paid more taxes for them...

and yes, in fact many of the kids i hired with no knowledge at all about the landscape business now run landscape design/install companies of their own.

when i was in the heavy equipment operations business, we took many untrained people and gave them lifelong job skills...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072942 Feb 1, 2014
well, many is a bit strong...many of them worked in the field as foreman sand such, three have their own companies...

i hired one of them to do work at our summer house the other year...that was so totally cool!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072943 Feb 1, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, I am the only person who is really part of the far right on this forum. The Conservative Christians and Libertarians on this thread are nowhere near extreme on anything.
As for not being all that different from the far left, I am pretty much everything they claim to be, so that pretty much means we couldn't be further apart .
Sane people have long since lost to the psychopaths of the 20th century, and that is why I am so far right at such a young age to create the balance again.
you seem to be as misinformed as to the political orientation of the commenters here as you are about our nation's secularism...

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1072944 Feb 1, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i paid more taxes for them...
and yes, in fact many of the kids i hired with no knowledge at all about the landscape business now run landscape design/install companies of their own.
when i was in the heavy equipment operations business, we took many untrained people and gave them lifelong job skills...
Your ego is leading you astray. If the education system, paid for with property taxes, hadn't taught your future employees basic skills you wouldn't have been able to train them. You didn't pay proportionate property taxes to justify the benefit you received.
And since you made your wealth off the hard work of these untrained people that went on to work for themselves, I'd say you owe them as much as they owe you.
ptbw forever

Louisville, KY

#1072945 Feb 1, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yes, in fact ti was founded as a secular nation. what the hell are you talking about? the very first amendment to our constitution protects that..
facts are fun!
The 1st amendment has nothing to do with that, it was the 14th amendment that violated the agreement between the states and the federal government for colonies to keep their religions after the foundation of the country.

http://undergod.procon.org/view.resource.php...

Anybody who claims America was founded as a secular country is lying or stupid.
ptbw forever

Louisville, KY

#1072948 Feb 1, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
First of all I'm bigger than you. I'm a Golden Gloves finalist, D1 college heavyweight boxing champ and have been in and won more fights than you've even seen. There's more but no one here but you cares about this irrelevant chest beating. And unless you're tougher than a 9mm who do you believe is scared by your bench press skills?
Take your nose out of the mirror and put it in a book, moron.
I could easily take you regardless of whether we are in the ring or on a debate floor.

You lefties are just a bunch of sick troublemakers that need someone to stand up to you.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1072949 Feb 1, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
Your ego is leading you astray. If the education system, paid for with property taxes, hadn't taught your future employees basic skills you wouldn't have been able to train them. You didn't pay proportionate property taxes to justify the benefit you received.
And since you made your wealth off the hard work of these untrained people that went on to work for themselves, I'd say you owe them as much as they owe you.
man you are a freakin idiot! how are property taxes not proportional?!?

the more your property is worth, the more you pay!!!

you aren't up to this level of discussion, clearly. must be why you never earned enough to pay your own way...just too plain stupid. no education can fix that shit.

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