Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233875 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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PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1075100 Feb 6, 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 and wind power aren't pie in the sky nitwit, they're proven technologies that have grown exponentially in the past decade and they don't wreak the kind of havoc on the environment that our most abundant source, coal. Sunday there was a spill from the Dan River Power Plant in Eden N.C. where an estimated 82,000 tons of ash mixed with 27 million gallons of contaminated water has spilled into the Dan River. This ash contains toxic heavy metals that will contaminate the river and Lake Gaston, a major reservoir fed by the Dan.
Coal plants emit not only greenhouse gasses but mercury into the atmosphere which is a known neurotoxin which finds its way into our water and food chain.
The coal industry is dying and it should. It causes death and ruins the health of everyone it touches from the miners who extract it to those who live downwind of coal fired plants. People like you only care about what's on your electric bill and are totally ignorant of the true costs of this dirty energy source. You're also incredibly myopic and unable and/or unwilling to take the long term view and prefer to take a wait and see until it's too late attitude.
By the way Carol, Solyndra was originally pushed by the Bush administration. Contrary to your ignorant views the solar power industry is healthy and growing. The cost of photo voltaic cells is dropping. A solar module costs approximately 1% of what it did 35 years ago and prices for solar PV panels have plummeted since 2010, with an average price per watt for modules falling from $1.81 in 2010 to less than $0.70 and today. As of Q3 2013, solar produced 10,250 MW of electricity which is enough to power 1.7 million average American homes. Its impact on the environment is also impressive. The power diverted from fossil fuel plants is the equivalent of taking 2.1 million cars from the roads and planting 262,500,000 trees. And it's still growing. Anew solar project is installed every 4 minutes in this country and the increase in the utility market has been 74% over the past year. Coal is 19th century technology that had its place but it's time to get into the 21st century.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1075101 Feb 6, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>same god the christians worship. same god that tells both sects it is Ok to kill those that do not believe as you do in the name of god...
aint' religion grand? oh yeah, you have already shown you know absolutely nothing about religion at all, or anything else, really...
You have to be the most ignorant person here.

Show us the text in the New Testament that defines what Christians believe commanding the faithful to kill anyone.

You're an idiot.

Now, back to the post you are running away from, but felt compelled to post the most ignorant bullshit you've ever posted here, please comment on the statement (without attempting to divert the discussion away from the facts):

Taqiyya Doctrine
It is not only moral to lie to the infidels, it is an obligation to Islam.
According to Obama's religion, he is required to lie to us.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1075102 Feb 6, 2014
RealDave wrote:
Question.
If you are an employer and you have an PT employee that quits because they no longer need to work that job because their health insurance costs are less.
Assuming this employee provided needed labor, what would you do??
You would replace them, right?
So in 2024 when there would be all these people working less by choice, How many would be replaced?
So when theCBO says so many people would decide to work less, wouldn't most of them be replaced???
What planet do you live on?
Here's how things work on this planet:

ObamaKare is encouraging people to leave the workforce, which reduces the number of people in the workforce.
With fewer people in the workforce, the total production is reduced.
With total production reduced, the economy is reduced.
With the economy reduced, paying debt becomes more difficult.

Now, let's look at it from the employer that ObamaKare is taking employees from.

ObamaKare is reducing the number of people in the available pool to replace the employee that quit to receive the Marxist benefits of ObamaKare.
When the number of people available is reduced, the cost increases.
Other associated increases of cost:
The cost of training to bring the replacement employee up to the level of performance of the employee that quit to receive the Marxist benefits of ObamaKare.
The cost of less productivity while the replacement employee is increasing their performance to the level of the employee that quit to receive the Marxist benefits of ObamaKare.

You have to be among the most ignorant people living to not see these obvious facts.

You're an idiot.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1075103 Feb 6, 2014
Taqiyya Doctrine
It is not only moral to lie to the infidels, it is an obligation to Islam.
According to Obama's religion, he is required to lie to us.

Since: May 11

Landisburg, PA

#1075104 Feb 6, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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You have to be the most ignorant person here.
Show us the text in the New Testament that defines what Christians believe commanding the faithful to kill anyone.
You're an idiot.
Now, back to the post you are running away from, but felt compelled to post the most ignorant bullshit you've ever posted here, please comment on the statement (without attempting to divert the discussion away from the facts):
Taqiyya Doctrine
It is not only moral to lie to the infidels, it is an obligation to Islam.
According to Obama's religion, he is required to lie to us.
Funny, my Bible has the Old & New Testament.

How come the Old Testament is OK as a source against homosexuality but not when God orders Moses to slaughter women & children?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1075105 Feb 6, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i actually a conservative. you want to be one but aren't smart enough to be. but then you really aren't smart enough to even be the same species as me...
I beleive you. You promote the most radical medieval ideologies with the agenda of transforming the United States from a ultra-modern concept of limited government with guaranteed individual rights and democracy into a nation of peasant serfs bound to the land being ruled by self-ordained governing elitists with a dictator who can issue laws by decree and edict in the same way the noble elitists ruled their feifdoms.
You can't get more conservative than that.

And you are suffering from cognitive dissonance.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1075106 Feb 6, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Funny, my Bible has the Old & New Testament.
How come the Old Testament is OK as a source against homosexuality but not when God orders Moses to slaughter women & children?
Ok, for the very ignorant, here it is again. Try to keep up with the class.

Show us the text in the New Testament that defines what Christians believe commanding the faithful to kill anyone.

(For the very, very ignorant, the New Testament defines Christianity. Write this down a hundred times on a chalkboard if you need to understand this very basic fact.)

Since: May 11

Landisburg, PA

#1075107 Feb 6, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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What planet do you live on?
Here's how things work on this planet:
ObamaKare is encouraging people to leave the workforce, which reduces the number of people in the workforce.
With fewer people in the workforce, the total production is reduced.
With total production reduced, the economy is reduced.
With the economy reduced, paying debt becomes more difficult.
Now, let's look at it from the employer that ObamaKare is taking employees from.
ObamaKare is reducing the number of people in the available pool to replace the employee that quit to receive the Marxist benefits of ObamaKare.
When the number of people available is reduced, the cost increases.
Other associated increases of cost:
The cost of training to bring the replacement employee up to the level of performance of the employee that quit to receive the Marxist benefits of ObamaKare.
The cost of less productivity while the replacement employee is increasing their performance to the level of the employee that quit to receive the Marxist benefits of ObamaKare.
You have to be among the most ignorant people living to not see these obvious facts.
You're an idiot.
So, you are saying there will be no unemployment in 2024.

When some one reduces their hours or quits that job, there will be no one to replace therm?

You are truly dumber than sh*t.

If these employees are so valuable, why the f*ck isn't the cheapass employer offering them health insurance???

If these employers are so valuable, certainly the employer would pay enough so that they would not qualify for subsidies, right??

When you bozos ran screaming through the streets how the ACA was cutting jobs, you were just too GD stupid to understand what the CBO said. It said people would work less by choice. Those reduced hours were the equivalent of 2.5 million FT jobs.

Most of those hours would then be filled by others.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1075109 Feb 6, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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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.
As much as you want to deny it Carol your hate is palpable in every post. It's an irrational hatred based on your delusions, ignorance and biases.
I'm not speaking for anyone else but I find hatred to be a destructive emotion that does more harm to the hater than the object of that hate. It clouds logic and disregards facts. You're a perfect example of that. As for me hate takes too much energy to waste on the likes of you or the rest of the right wing whack jobs on this thread.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1075110 Feb 6, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
WelI, I just jumped over 300 posts. No time to play catch-up.
I had the misfortune of spending most of the day in a car with a Republican who insisted on listening to Sean Hannity on the radio. After listening to this loon for what seemed like an eternity, I fully understand why Rethugs are so misinformed.
While accusing the Obama administration of lying...Hannity told one lie after another, after another, after another. NOTHING he said had any basis in truth.
Sounds like torture.

Why don't you give us an example of three or four of the lies?
M Stein

New York, NY

#1075111 Feb 6, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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If they could afford it.
As you blather abut people coming to the US for care, you ignore those that go to Mexico or India for treatment because the cost is much lower.
Your problem is that you cite the health care that less than half of America can afford.
So I guess, true to your right whiner status, f*ck the poor & lower middle class, as long as the well off get care.
The middle class will soon find out that the hospitals in better neighborhoods, where there aren't a lot of Democrats being treated for gunshot wounds and illegals with hangnails clogging the emergency rooms--are off-limit to those with ObamaCare policies. And they have to travel far away for "care" at hospitals where the staff is dumbed down and typically have first names like Tyquan or Tanisha.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1075112 Feb 6, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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One reason working Americans don't want to raise the minimum wage:
People making minimum wage aren't worth it, and we'll have to pay for it because, for companies to maintain their existing profit margin, they have to cut salaries elsewhere.
If you want to make more than minimum wage, make the choices that make you worth more than minimum wage to the economy.
You're a maroon.
WRONG AGAIN STUPID! The most recent Gallup poll shows that 71% of Americans are for raising the minimum wage. As a matter of fact even 54% of conservatives are in favor. When the minimum wage is raised employers don't cut wages elsewhere cretin, wages get raised across the board.
You're an idiot DB; you always have been and always will be.

Since: May 11

Landisburg, PA

#1075113 Feb 6, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok, for the very ignorant, here it is again. Try to keep up with the class.
Show us the text in the New Testament that defines what Christians believe commanding the faithful to kill anyone.
(For the very, very ignorant, the New Testament defines Christianity. Write this down a hundred times on a chalkboard if you need to understand this very basic fact.)
If the Old Testament doesn't count, why is it still in the Bible? Why do you people keep using it as a reference against homosexuality?

So, where in the New Testament does it say God created the Earth?

Why did Jesus quote the Old Testament?

Since: May 11

Landisburg, PA

#1075114 Feb 6, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>The middle class will soon find out that the hospitals in better neighborhoods, where there aren't a lot of Democrats being treated for gunshot wounds and illegals with hangnails clogging the emergency rooms--are off-limit to those with ObamaCare policies. And they have to travel far away for "care" at hospitals where the staff is dumbed down and typically have first names like Tyquan or Tanisha.
There are policies on the exchanges that offer nationwide networks of hospitals.

And really, nice slur you racist f*ck. Why is it you brain dead right whiners can't post without slurs???

Are you all this ignorant??
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1075115 Feb 6, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If the Old Testament doesn't count, why is it still in the Bible? Why do you people keep using it as a reference against homosexuality?
So, where in the New Testament does it say God created the Earth?
Why did Jesus quote the Old Testament?
See that's a lot of the problem with you stuck in the dark ages, noon-enlightened type libuhrulTics.

Kinda like being perpetually stuck in a dark corner in a third grade classroom, wearing a pointy tin foil hat, perceived to have majikcurl powers of interrlect, for those wearing one.
Excoet it doesn't tell you how to DIFFERENTIATE, between things like OT writings and NT writings, held with in the same book.

How some of you ever got from chapter to different chapter with out tripping over your own feet sometimes, should be the basis of a scientific study.

DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH A Vey.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1075116 Feb 6, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
How do those statistics go again....?????
It would take nine tenths of the U.S. land mass full of solar panels to supply the energy needs of the remaining one tenth?
And that's not to mention the storage facilities needed to still supply at night.
woodtick is full of it.
...and I don't mean solar energy, either:)
The whole idea moron is that the more energy we produce from solar and wind, the less we have to produce from coal. Stop living in the 19th century and come into the 21st.
You're an idiot!
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1075117 Feb 6, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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That would go over well, wouldn't it? Guess some people just don't think things all the way through. Probably why so many are confused these days. Unfortunately, this president doesn't help the confusion and, even worse, contributes to it.
Sure Carol we're confused. This coming from someone who thinks that a ship getting caught in the ice at the South Pole somehow disproves global warming.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1075118 Feb 6, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
The whole idea moron is that the more energy we produce from solar and wind, the less we have to produce from coal. Stop living in the 19th century and come into the 21st.
You're an idiot!
his stats aren't even close. we could produce all the electric power we need with solar just by replacing all the current USABLE roof space (not even ALL our roof space just what faces south, isn't blocked, etc...) with solar panels...

you know that fool has no idea what he is talking about on any issue.
M Stein

New York, NY

#1075119 Feb 6, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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So, you are saying there will be no unemployment in 2024.
When some one reduces their hours or quits that job, there will be no one to replace therm?
You are truly dumber than sh*t.
If these employees are so valuable, why the f*ck isn't the cheapass employer offering them health insurance???
If these employers are so valuable, certainly the employer would pay enough so that they would not qualify for subsidies, right??
When you bozos ran screaming through the streets how the ACA was cutting jobs, you were just too GD stupid to understand what the CBO said. It said people would work less by choice. Those reduced hours were the equivalent of 2.5 million FT jobs.
Most of those hours would then be filled by others.
There was a time when most private, corporate employers offered guaranteed pensions, and it wasn't that long ago. But, instead now for the most part, only government employees have that offered. So just like the way that pensions went away and were replaced by measly savings plans with companies contributing little to an employee's retirement--so will go health care insurance.

The country is already increasingly divided between the haves--those with guaranteed income for life who can retire in their 50s, vs those the have-nots who will rely on SS and small amounts deducted from 401s annually and are postponing retirement indefinitely.

The current Employee Benefit Research Institute Retirement Survey reports that only 3% of employees in the private sector have a pension plan. The rest have some sort of savings plan, like a 401(k). Corporate America has successfully unraveled from its pension promises in two ways: either companies bellied up and shifted the pension liability to the government; or they transferred the responsibility back to individual workers. It is now our job to worry about our own well-being. In effect, companies now just administrator voluntary savings plans for their employees.

While corporate America made promises it could not keep, at least most companies 'fessed up to the economic reality, explained that making good on their promises would force them into bankruptcy, and got out from under those commitments.

Our government is doing the opposite of 'fessing up. While corporate America is unraveling from economic promises it could not keep, governments big and small are doing the opposite. In addition to their generous pension plans, we all now have health care (even non-citizens), food stamps, longer-term unemployment benefits, etc. The list of promises goes on and on. The government has its hippopotamus mouth going full blast in every election cycle, making promises to win elections.

Those who speak up (like Ron Paul) and point out that those economic promises are going to bankrupt us all are criticized and ridiculed. Unfortunately, there is one major difference between corporate America making promises and the government doing the same: the government is making promises with our money! It is driving us into bankruptcy. When that happens, the value of a country's currency will normally collapse, destroying the wealth of seniors and savers in the process.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1075121 Feb 6, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You have to be the most ignorant person here.
Show us the text in the New Testament that defines what Christians believe commanding the faithful to kill anyone.
You're an idiot.
Now, back to the post you are running away from, but felt compelled to post the most ignorant bullshit you've ever posted here, please comment on the statement (without attempting to divert the discussion away from the facts):
Taqiyya Doctrine
It is not only moral to lie to the infidels, it is an obligation to Islam.
According to Obama's religion, he is required to lie to us.
so the god the bible attempts to create means nothing to christians?

i did cover that. it is your god that said that...the god of Abraham. the same god you adn the muslims and the jews worship.

you should try to learn about your cult...

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