Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1402866 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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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1078039 Feb 11, 2014
dem wrote:
Statement on climate change from 18 scientific associations
"Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is occurring, and rigorous scientific research demonstrates that the greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary driver." (2009)2
American Association for the Advancement of Science
"The scientific evidence is clear: global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now, and it is a growing threat to society." (2006)3
American Chemical Society
"Comprehensive scientific assessments of our current and potential future climates clearly indicate that climate change is real, largely attributable to emissions from human activities, and potentially a very serious problem." (2004)4
American Geophysical Union
"Human‐induced climate change requires urgent action. Humanity is the major influence on the global climate change observed over the past 50 years. Rapid societal responses can significantly lessen negative outcomes." (Adopted 2003, revised and reaffirmed 2007, 2012, 2013)5
American Medical Association
"Our AMA ... supports the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fourth assessment report and concurs with the scientific consensus that the Earth is undergoing adverse global climate change and that anthropogenic contributions are significant." (2013)6
American Meteorological Society
"It is clear from extensive scientific evidence that the dominant cause of the rapid change in climate of the past half century is human-induced increases in the amount of atmospheric greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide (CO2), chlorofluorocarbons, methane, and nitrous oxide." (2012)7
American Physical Society
"The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth’s physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now." (2007)8
The Geological Society of America
"The Geological Society of America (GSA) concurs with assessments by the National Academies of Science (2005), the National Research Council (2006), and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007) that global climate has warmed and that human activities (mainly greenhouse‐gas emissions) account for most of the warming since the middle 1900s." (2006; revised 2010)9
Didn't the NAACP also make a bullchit statement in this regard?

Something about white people causing Global Warming?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1078040 Feb 11, 2014
"Rightwingers of today are much like The South during Lincoln's presidency." - Homer
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1078041 Feb 11, 2014
flack wrote:
Dependency, Not Poverty
February 11, 2014 - 5:02 AM
By Walter E. Williams
There is no material poverty in the U.S Here are a few facts about people whom the Census Bureau labels as poor
Dr. Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield, in their study "Understanding Poverty in the United States: Surprising Facts About America's Poor" ( http://tinyurl.com/448flj8 ), report that 80 percent of poor households have air conditioning; nearly three-quarters have a car or truck, and 31 percent have two or more. Two-thirds have cable or satellite TV. Half have one or more computers. Forty-two percent own their homes. Poor Americans have more living space than the typical non-poor person in Sweden, France or the U.K. What we have in our nation are dependency and poverty of the spirit, with people making unwise choices and leading pathological lives aided and abetted by the welfare state

More right wing blah blah blah
"The poor should live in huts, with no lights, no motorcars, not a single luxury, like Robinson Crusoe be as primitive as can be, as primitive as can be...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1078042 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?
Imagine the uproar from the Jesse Sharpton Poverty Pimp Twins, the Piers Morgan Bleeding Hearts, the Magic Negro Liars and the Eric Racist Holders if whites were playing a knockout game against unsuspecting blacks.

There'd be riots in urban areas where stolen Flat-Screen TVs would be flyin' down the streets....

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1078043 Feb 11, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>"The poor should live in huts, with no lights, no motorcars, not a single luxury, like Robinson Crusoe be as primitive as can be, as primitive as can be...
why would you think that? who thinks that? obviously as the commenter you responded to points out, we take care of the poor in the US better than many people on this planet live...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1078044 Feb 11, 2014
Homer wrote:
"Rightwingers of today are much like The South during Lincoln's presidency." - Homer
It's a proud heritage they're trying to revive.

And they're trying to take over the United States again!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1078045 Feb 11, 2014
A treasure trove of fossils chiseled out of a canyon in Canada's Kootenay National Park rivals the famous Burgess Shale, the best record of early life on Earth, scientists say.

"Once we started to break fresh rock, we realized we had discovered something incredibly special," said Robert Gaines, a geologist at Pomona College in Pomona, Calif., and co-author of a new study announcing the find. "It was an extraordinary moment."

The Burgess Shale refers to both a fossil find and a 505-million-year-old rock formation made of mud and clay. The renowned Burgess Shale fossil quarry, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Yoho National Park, is in a glacier-carved cliff in the Canadian Rockies. The fossils were discovered in 1909. Since then, several other fossil sites have been found in the Burgess Shale, but none as rich as the original.

The fossils are extraordinary because they preserve soft parts of ancient animals in exceptional detail; these soft parts are less likely to be imprinted in stone than harder parts, like bones. More than 200 animal species have been identified at the 1909 fossil site, providing a rare window into the Cambrian explosion, the time when complex body forms first appeared in Earth's fossil record starting about 542 million years ago.

marella fossilPin It A Marella splendens fossil
Credit: Robert GainesView full size image
"Nowhere do we have a better view of exactly what the Cambrian looked like and its relationship to the environment than in the Burgess Shale," Gaines told Live Science's Our Amazing Planet.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1078046 Feb 11, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I heard that also. The IRS is basically telling small businesses how to run their companies. Now who will say the government is not taking over?
Flack favors zero regulations for corporations because we all know we can trust corporations to do the right thing.

Regulations tell companies how to run certain aspects of their business.

'

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1078047 Feb 11, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>when did that happen? did you hear another story you didn't understand?
let me show you my shocked face...
You mean yo r shock-ing face?

No Thanks. Your shocking stupidity is enough to handle in one serving.
M Stein

Jamaica, NY

#1078048 Feb 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
What you talkin bout? Just because I went to the Joe Biden Correspondence School for Plagiarism and Third World Country Airport Design, doesn't mean I spend a lot of time on the sofa waiting for entitlements like a good Democrat should.

Next up: The Nancy Pelosi On-Line Deadbeat Poet Course.

From the Course content:
Chapter 1: Vote Democrat so you don't need to worry about there never being decent jobs available.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1078049 Feb 11, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"DBWriter"
You have to understand "real dumb" is a typical liberal loon, he needs government to be the final authority, on health insurance, on the number of employees a private company must hire, the rate of pay private companies must offer, he is a firm believer that government should make all decisions. He is seeking a world that fits the boy failure, nobama's, dream, a world where the government controls all.
Peace
We am all depend on Eed to post a racial slur like a good little right whiner.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1078050 Feb 11, 2014
Everyone gets free stuff!!!!

"The latest folly comes compliments of Medicare, which gave such poor oversight to its prescription coverage that it allowed $11.7 million in drug benefits to go to inmates from 2006 to 2010, according a report released Monday by the Health and Human Services inspector general."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/...

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1078051 Feb 11, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I was listening to Andrew Napolitano last night talking about the new regulations issued by the IRS. After the CBO reported there will be fewer jobs in the future because of ObamaKare, the IRS issued a regulation stating small businesses must send to the IRS justification for any full time position they eliminate, and the IRS can act on it in accordance with their whim. I'm lookoing for the transcript.
So Judge Andy is too informed to know that this would only apply for those companies seeking the delay for companies between 50 & 100 employees and not all companies.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1078052 Feb 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Actually, dickbreath, he said it was no worse than alcohol.
Try to keep up.
A distinction without a difference.

Try to act normal.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1078053 Feb 11, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
Cardinal Dolan's prayer at the end of the Democratic Convention:
Let us Pray.
Almighty God, father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, revealed to us so powerfully in your Son, Jesus Christ, we thank you for showering your blessings upon this our beloved nation. Bless all here present, and all across this great land, who work hard for the day when a greater portion of your justice, and a more ample measure of your care for the poor and suffering, may prevail in these United States. Help us to see that a society’s greatness is found above all in the respect it shows for the weakest and neediest among us.
We beseech you, almighty God to shed your grace on this noble experiment in ordered liberty, which began with the confident assertion of inalienable rights bestowed upon us by you: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Thus do we praise you for the gift of life. Grant us the courage to defend it, life, without which no other rights are secure. We ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected. Strengthen our sick and our elders waiting to see your holy face at life’s end, that they may be accompanied by true compassion and cherished with the dignity due those who are infirm and fragile.
We praise and thank you for the gift of liberty. May this land of the free never lack those brave enough to defend our basic freedoms. Renew in all our people a profound respect for religious liberty: the first, most cherished freedom bequeathed upon us at our Founding. May our liberty be in harmony with truth; freedom ordered in goodness and justice. Help us live our freedom in faith, hope, and love. Make us ever-grateful for those who, for over two centuries, have given their lives in freedom’s defense; we commend their noble souls to your eternal care, as even now we beg the protection of your mighty arm upon our men and women in uniform.
We praise and thank you for granting us the life and the liberty by which we can pursue happiness. Show us anew that happiness is found only in respecting the laws of nature and of nature’s God. Empower us with your grace so that we might resist the temptation to replace the moral law with idols of our own making, or to remake those institutions you have given us for the nurturing of life and community. May we welcome those who yearn to breathe free and to pursue happiness in this land of freedom, adding their gifts to those whose families have lived here for centuries.
We praise and thank you for the American genius of government of the people, by the people and for the people. Oh God of wisdom, justice, and might, we ask your guidance for those who govern us: President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, Congress, the Supreme Court, and all those, including Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan, who seek to serve the common good by seeking public office. Make them all worthy to serve you by serving our country. Help them remember that the only just government is the government that serves its citizens rather than itself. With your grace, may all Americans choose wisely as we consider the future course of public policy.
And finally Lord, we beseech your benediction on all of us who depart from here this evening, and on all those, in every land, who yearn to conduct their lives in freedom and justice. We beg you to remember, as we pledge to remember, those who are not free; those who suffer for freedom’s cause; those who are poor, out of work, needy, sick, or alone; those who are persecuted for their religious convictions, those still ravaged by war.
And most of all, God Almighty, we thank you for the great gift of our beloved country.
For we are indeed “one nation under God,” and “in God we trust.”
So dear God, bless America. You who live and reign forever and ever.
Amen!
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Progressives had to bite down on their leather belts and purses just to get through that.
Sure, progressives are all non religious.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1078054 Feb 11, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean yo r shock-ing face?
No Thanks. Your shocking stupidity is enough to handle in one serving.
yet you are stupid enough to not understand what you read...and then too stupid to even attempt to back up your posts...or are you just stupid and cowardly?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1078055 Feb 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Flack favors zero regulations for corporations because we all know we can trust corporations to do the right thing.
Regulations tell companies how to run certain aspects of their business.
'
DumbDave favors Obama making up laws as he goes and Democrats driving large & small business under with lame regulations nobody needs.

Democrats tell people how to run all aspects of their lives.

DumbDave says: Sieg heil!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1078056 Feb 11, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>he didn't learn from Obama that you can't beat Hillary in an election by attacking Bill.
shows he isn't up to the post of president...
I know! As if the American people haven't heard about Bill Clintons escapades before!
He keeps calling him a predator. Whatever.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1078057 Feb 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Flack favors zero regulations for corporations because we all know we can trust corporations to do the right thing.
Regulations tell companies how to run certain aspects of their business.
'
yes, listen to the people in WVa that can't drink their water clamoring for more gov't regulation...funny shit for a red state....
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1078058 Feb 11, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>"The poor should live in huts, with no lights, no motorcars, not a single luxury, like Robinson Crusoe be as primitive as can be, as primitive as can be...
Right, and the poor shouldn't have anything, they should sweat to death without ac in Fl, not have a car, beg and grovel for everything with their heads down

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