Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394834 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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Sordid Filter

Satellite Beach, FL

#1077947 Feb 11, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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is that nutjob a scientist?
lol.....he doesn't even know what 'global' means.
Barack Hussein Obama doesn't even know what "truth" means: Barack Hussein Obama: "Lie of the Year"...and then some...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1077948 Feb 11, 2014
For the second time this year MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has defeated Fox News in the coveted age 25-54 demographic, while Chris Matthews also defeated Fox News with younger viewers at 7 PM.

Maddow’s win wasn’t much of a surprise. Her coverage of Chris Christie and Bridgegate has led to a resurgence in her ratings with younger viewers. For the week, Madddow’s show averaged 341,000 viewers age 25-34, while Fox News’ The Kelly File averaged 335,000 viewers. Maddow also defeated Fox News for an entire week in January as well. The big surprise came with Chris Matthews beating Fox’s On The Record. For the week Matthews averaged 285,000 younger viewers, and Greta Van Sustern averaged 282,000. Matthews delivered the first win for MSNBC against Fox News since the 2012 Democratic convention in Charlotte.

Fox News’ big primetime lineup shakeup that was designed to attract younger viewers is looking like a bigger and bigger flop as the weeks go by. Fox just can’t young people to watch their ideology driven news network. By covering stories that Fox News won’t touch, MSNBC is winning over a demographic that is vital to their long term growth. One week ago, Maddow, Matthews and Lawrence O’Donnell all beat Fox News with younger viewers on Monday night. That one night of victory snowballed into an entire week of wins for Maddow and Matthews.

Fox News still doesn’t get it. The problem isn’t the hosts, or their timeslots. The problem is that the Republican talking points that they are pushing are wildly unpopular with the majority of the country.

http://www.politicususa.com/2014/02/10/msnbcs...

wildly unpopular.
Sordid Filter

Satellite Beach, FL

#1077949 Feb 11, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Good news; now vote these aholes out and let the Democrats take the house back.
You killed Shirley Temple.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1077950 Feb 11, 2014
flack wrote:
February 10, 2014
There is no global warming and will be none for decades
By Alan Caruba
I recently received an unsigned email about my Sierra Club commentary in which I pointed out that it opposes traditional forms of energy and made a passing reference to Obama's lie that "climate change," the new name for global warming, was now "settled science."
Global warming was never based on real science. It was conjured up using dubious computer models and we were supposed to believe that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change could actually predict what the climate would be twenty, fifty, or a hundred years from now.
The writer of the email disagreed with me. "lol you are a f**king idiot. you don't believe there is global warming going on? you need to let your prejudices go and stop basing your views on what your political stance is...do you research you f**king faggot."
Now, not everyone who believes in global warming is as rude as this individual and certainly not as ignorant, but his message suggests that those who do not believe in it do so as the result of "a political stance" when, in fact, our views are based on science.
Anyone familiar with my writings knows that a lot of research is involved. In my case, it dates back to the late 1980s when the global warming hoax began to be embraced by politicians like Al Gore who made millions selling worthless "carbon credits" while warning that "Earth has a fever."
A small army of scientists lined their pockets with government grants to produce data that supported the utterly baseless charge that carbon dioxide was causing the Earth to warm. They castigated other scientists or people like myself as "deniers" while we proffered to call ourselves sceptics. They were joined by most of the media that ignored the real science. And the curriculums in our schools were likewise corrupted with the hoax.
Then, about 17 years ago the Earth began to cool. It had nothing to do with carbon dioxide – which the Environmental Protection Agency deems a "pollutant" despite the fact that all life on Earth would die without it – and everything to do with the SUN.
A few days after the email arrived, two-thirds of the contiguous U.S.A. was covered by snow. As this is being written, Lake Superior is 92% frozen, setting a new record. As of February 5, the entire Great Lakes system was, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, 77% covered with ice.
On February 1st, NOAA and NASA held a joint press conference in which they released data about 2013's global surface temperature. They made reference to a "pause" in the temperature that began in 1997. Dr. David Whitehouse, science editor for the BBC, noted that "When asked for an explanation for the 'pause' by reporters, Dr. Gavin Schmidt of NASA and Dr. Thomas Karl of NOAA spoke of contributions from volcanoes, pollution, a quiet Sun, and natural variability. In other words, they don't know."
Both of these government agencies, along with others like the EPA and the Department of the Interior are staffed by people who understand that their employers are deeply committed to the global warming hoax. One should assume that almost anything they have to say about the "pause" is based entirely on politics, not science.
Then, too, despite the many measuring stations from which data is extracted to determine the Earth's climate, there is a paucity of such stations in COLD places like Siberia. Stations here in the U.S. are often placed in "heat islands" otherwise known as cities. If you put enough of them close to sources of heat, you get thermometer readings that produce, well, heat.
wow! this guy, like you is not above posting proven lies! you two make a good pair..

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1077951 Feb 11, 2014
Even without the Obamacare gap in the states who opted out, this law is creating more confusion than solving the problems.

According to a recent Bankrate.com report:

More than 55% of Americans don't know the deadline to sign up health insurance.

24%(1 in 4) Americans think the deadline was on January 1, 2014. 11% think it's not until December 31, 2014.

62% of Americans think the government will push the deadline back to a later date.

18 to 29 year olds are also confused about the cutoff date and think the government will push back the deadline. Obamacare hinges on young healthy Americans signing up, so if they continue to procrastinate, insurance premiums will likely increase.

33% of Americans feel more negative about Obamacare than they did one year ago - only 12% feel more positive.

36% of Americans say their health care spending is higher now than it was 12 months ago - only 7% say it is lower.

Only 8% in another poll said the Obamacare website is working well.

But this administration insists we talk about something else....anything...except Benghazi and the IRS targeting Americans.
M Stein

Jamaica, NY

#1077952 Feb 11, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Bah, rightwingers say there is no racism in America.
There is. I've seen it when blacks play the Knockout Game. That's very racist.

Libs have their own definition of diversity though. They think that diversity can only be a strength. Tell that to Afghanistan or Iraq. Both nations are so diverse they want to murder each other.

That's not to say there isn't some value to diversity of thought, but libs have taken it to such an extreme that we've started embracing tribalism. We tell immigrants to forget about the melting pot and embrace their old culture. We treat illegal immigrants who waltzed across the border two months ago as if they're indistinguishable from Americans.

Libs sneer at patriotism and encourage Americans to fragment off from each other by race, gender, age, and sexual orientation. Then act shocked that Americans have become so alienated from each other.(Meanwhile, they don't mind that The One fosters class war and resentment and has been extremely divisive, from immediately blaming Boston police for example as in The Beer Summit).

Anyone emphasizing diversity should be aware that diverse groups of people generally don't get along particularly well. Conservatives and liberals? Northerners and Southerners? Muslims and Jews? Jocks and nerds? If these groups don't tend to see eye to eye, why should we expect other equally diverse groups of people to be best buddies while we're celebrating how different they are from each other?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1077953 Feb 11, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
There's a law against peeping, dupe.
lol! Well there's also a law regarding secret ballots son.

Which is why I find it hilarious when reich wing nuts claim to "know" how many 'blacks' voted for Obama. Funny.... nothing about anyone else, tho!!!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1077954 Feb 11, 2014
Sordid Filter wrote:
<quoted text> Barack Hussein Obama doesn't even know what "truth" means: Barack Hussein Obama: "Lie of the Year"...and then some...
kind of nice that Politifact is now an undisputed source of the truth.

John Boehner says Obamacare is “expected to destroy 2.3 million jobs”

In his tweet, Boehner said that Obama’s health care law is "expected to destroy 2.3 million jobs."

Boehner’s use of the word "destroy" mischaracterizes what is going on, since the reduction will come from voluntary actions by workers, rather than layoffs by employers. The law would not push up unemployment. In fact, some people at the low end of the wage ladder would find it easier to find work as a result of the predicted shifts in the workforce.

In addition, it’s misleading to refer to 2.3 million "jobs," since CBO combined all incremental losses of hours worked into full-time-job equivalents. Under this scenario, we would expect many more than 2.3 million people to be affected, but many of them would cut their hours a few at a time, rather than quitting their jobs entirely.

It can be easy to miss the distinction between jobs and workers -- and the CBO report is not all rosy for the nation’s economic future. But Boehner’s statement remains flawed. We rate the claim Mostly False.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...

so i think we can safely say that FOX is mostly false.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1077955 Feb 11, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Where will that replacement come from, moron?
There will be fewer people willing to work, dufus.
lo!! So.... you pay more son.

Wasn't the answer obvious? If not, it should have been to you idiots!
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1077956 Feb 11, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
Even without the Obamacare gap in the states who opted out, this law is creating more confusion than solving the problems.
According to a recent Bankrate.com report:
More than 55% of Americans don't know the deadline to sign up health insurance.
24%(1 in 4) Americans think the deadline was on January 1, 2014. 11% think it's not until December 31, 2014.
62% of Americans think the government will push the deadline back to a later date.
18 to 29 year olds are also confused about the cutoff date and think the government will push back the deadline. Obamacare hinges on young healthy Americans signing up, so if they continue to procrastinate, insurance premiums will likely increase.
33% of Americans feel more negative about Obamacare than they did one year ago - only 12% feel more positive.
36% of Americans say their health care spending is higher now than it was 12 months ago - only 7% say it is lower.
Only 8% in another poll said the Obamacare website is working well.
But this administration insists we talk about something else....anything...except Benghazi and the IRS targeting Americans.
Gibberish.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1077957 Feb 11, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
States who opted out of Obamacare are now going to be forced to comply because of the Obamacare gap.
So a massive and incompetent federal government wins again.
This law is designed to punish individuals and businesses for not obeying and complying. Just what the Founding Fathers had in mind.
An overbearing federal government forcing its will upon the people to purchase a flawed product and inflict punishment if any rebellion creating chaos and confusion.
No wonder Obama keeps delaying his own law at will. It's doomed to fail. But there are elections to win in the meantime.
Here we go again. The Republicans aren't going to win any elections.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1077958 Feb 11, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Typical Marxist bullshit. Everyone else has to do your work.
So, what's with Obama telling corporations they can't adjust their workforce levels? Is Obama taking over all the corporations in the United States? Don't you think that's unconstitutional, for the government to dictate to private business how many employees they must have?
lol! poor baby. he needs to make things up now.....

poor little desperate child...

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1077959 Feb 11, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution”
~Aldous Huxley - author of Brave New World
Notice the part about "disabling and monitoring the minds of enemies...

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-che...

...then consider the practice of Obama's minions of targeting Tea Partiers with IRS audits. It's been clear since the beginning of his taking office that Obama regards everybody who doesn't worship him and his agenda as enemies, not just people of a different party with the legal right to express opinions that don't agree with him. This monster drools at the thought of separating us from our natural ability to disagree.

What's really sick is that, per usual, he's using OUR tax dollars to pay for research that will be used against us. Brave New World indeed; who needs courage when we won't even be able to discern the "danger" with our newly modified brains? We'll be like babes in the woods...unaware...easy meat.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1077960 Feb 11, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt is correct. It is you that is ignorant and totally Full-o-chit.
lol! I guess you're Galt's proof eh son?

Such an incestuous way of 'confirming' yourselves!
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1077961 Feb 11, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Good news; now vote these aholes out and let the Democrats take the house back.
Michael Dunn is testifying on his own behalf live on CNN.

The cross ought to be a classic.
Sordid Filter

Satellite Beach, FL

#1077962 Feb 11, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
kind of nice that Politifact is now an undisputed source of the truth.
John Boehner says Obamacare is “expected to destroy 2.3 million jobs”
In his tweet, Boehner said that Obama’s health care law is "expected to destroy 2.3 million jobs."
Boehner’s use of the word "destroy" mischaracterizes what is going on, since the reduction will come from voluntary actions by workers, rather than layoffs by employers. The law would not push up unemployment. In fact, some people at the low end of the wage ladder would find it easier to find work as a result of the predicted shifts in the workforce.
In addition, it’s misleading to refer to 2.3 million "jobs," since CBO combined all incremental losses of hours worked into full-time-job equivalents. Under this scenario, we would expect many more than 2.3 million people to be affected, but many of them would cut their hours a few at a time, rather than quitting their jobs entirely.
It can be easy to miss the distinction between jobs and workers -- and the CBO report is not all rosy for the nation’s economic future. But Boehner’s statement remains flawed. We rate the claim Mostly False.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
so i think we can safely say that FOX is mostly false.
Barack Hussein Obama: Recipient of "Lie of the Year" ... LOL

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1077963 Feb 11, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
Even without the Obamacare gap in the states who opted out, this law is creating more confusion than solving the problems.
According to a recent Bankrate.com report:
More than 55% of Americans don't know the deadline to sign up health insurance.
24%(1 in 4) Americans think the deadline was on January 1, 2014. 11% think it's not until December 31, 2014.
62% of Americans think the government will push the deadline back to a later date.
18 to 29 year olds are also confused about the cutoff date and think the government will push back the deadline. Obamacare hinges on young healthy Americans signing up, so if they continue to procrastinate, insurance premiums will likely increase.
33% of Americans feel more negative about Obamacare than they did one year ago - only 12% feel more positive.
36% of Americans say their health care spending is higher now than it was 12 months ago - only 7% say it is lower.
Only 8% in another poll said the Obamacare website is working well.
But this administration insists we talk about something else....anything...except Benghazi and the IRS targeting Americans.
those are about the same number of US citizens that can't name one of their Senators, or don't know how laws are made. or can't name when the constitution was signed....you people are jsut stupid and shitty citizens. you will never know this type of stuff as you just don't care and/or are to stupid to ever learn it...

proof positive with the lies you had to post at the end of your parroted rant...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1077964 Feb 11, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Gibberish.
lol! It's lola's norm....

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1077965 Feb 11, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>There is. I've seen it when blacks play the Knockout Game. That's very racist.
Libs have their own definition of diversity though. They think that diversity can only be a strength. Tell that to Afghanistan or Iraq. Both nations are so diverse they want to murder each other.
That's not to say there isn't some value to diversity of thought, but libs have taken it to such an extreme that we've started embracing tribalism. We tell immigrants to forget about the melting pot and embrace their old culture. We treat illegal immigrants who waltzed across the border two months ago as if they're indistinguishable from Americans.
Libs sneer at patriotism and encourage Americans to fragment off from each other by race, gender, age, and sexual orientation. Then act shocked that Americans have become so alienated from each other.(Meanwhile, they don't mind that The One fosters class war and resentment and has been extremely divisive, from immediately blaming Boston police for example as in The Beer Summit).
Anyone emphasizing diversity should be aware that diverse groups of people generally don't get along particularly well. Conservatives and liberals? Northerners and Southerners? Muslims and Jews? Jocks and nerds? If these groups don't tend to see eye to eye, why should we expect other equally diverse groups of people to be best buddies while we're celebrating how different they are from each other?
Unless your name is John Hawkins, you stole that from a right whiner web site.

My God, are you sofa king lamer you can't think for yourself???

Keep preaching intolerance.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1077966 Feb 11, 2014
lol! I wonder why reich wingers aren't cheering?

Oh, because it's not their plan that's actually working! No wonder they hate it when America does well!!!

I love this comedy channel!

"Yellen: Continued pullback in Fed stimulus likely
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Feb 11, 10:18 AM (ET)

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER

WASHINGTON (AP)- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that if the economy keeps improving, the Fed will take "further measured steps" to reduce the support it's providing through monthly bond purchases.

In her first public comments since taking over the top Fed job last week, Yellen said that she expects a "great deal of continuity" with her predecessor, Ben Bernanke. She signaled that she supports Bernanke's view that the economy is strengthening enough to withstand a pullback in stimulus but that rates should stay low to further improve a still-lackluster economy.

Yellen's remarks, prepared for a House committee she will address Tuesday, suggest that the Fed will keep its key short-term rate near zero for a prolonged period.

"The recovery in the labor market is far from complete," Yellen said, an indication that the Fed is in no hurry to boost short-term rates.

That message should be reassuring to investors...."

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