Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1682257 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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angel

Boise, ID

#1078484 Feb 12, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Okay carol, how about what Cardinal Dolan's boss Pope Francis said that had the right wingers "biting their belts".
“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world, This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacra¬lized workings of the prevailing economic system. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting.”
Let's not also forget that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops was highly critical of the proposed budget put forth by Paul Ryan;
“The Catholic bishops of the United States recognize the serious deficits our country faces, and we acknowledge that Congress must make difficult decisions about how to allocate burdens and sacrifices and balance resources and needs,” Bishop Blaire added.“However, deficit reduction and fiscal responsibility efforts must protect and not undermine the needs of poor and vulnerable people. The proposed cuts to programs in the budget reconciliation fail this basic moral test.”
You can keep thinking that just being anti abortion and anti same sex marriage makes you a Christian Carol, but it doesn't.
Jesus was a liberal progressive who preached social justice and someone like you would have probably been in the crowd that was shouting "Crucify him!"
Your damn right she would have been!
Her and this whole crew of Topix Righties would have been spitting on him and flogging his back as he bore the Cross to Golgotha and High Fiving each other while they did it.
And Lois would have been at the front of the pack.
No doubt whatsoever.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1078485 Feb 12, 2014
killtaker wrote:
Karl Marx would be proud...
Looks like Democrats have not produced the desired results...
":....The proportion of families living in affluent 12 neighborhoods more than doubled from 7 percent in 1970 to 15 percent in 2009........
Likewise, the proportion of families in poor neighborhoods doubled from 8 percent to 18 percent over the same period. Thus, in 1970 only 15 percent of families lived in the one of the two extreme types of
neighborhoods; by 2009 that number had more than doubled to 33 percent of families."
http://www.s4.brown.edu/us2010/Data/Report/re...
You idiot. Your dumbass posts show the rich are getting richer while the middle class & poor stagnate or lose ground.

This is redistribution of wealth that has been happening for decades.

It has to do with the wealthy people buying more & more control of Congress that then pass legislation favorable to their wants.

I would think that people who claim to want small government with a voice in that government would be against this redistribution.

But no, you people are too f*cking stupid & continue to support handing money to the wealthy in hopes they drop some crumbs for you.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1078486 Feb 12, 2014
killtaker wrote:
Tax payers footing the bill for Homo Hollywood....
"The credits and incentives can cover nearly one-third of production costs."
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/dec/26/enter...
Another right whiner bigot.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1078488 Feb 12, 2014
killtaker wrote:
Hey Progressives you missed a subsidy or two...or billion...
"About $1.5 billion in film-related tax breaks, rebates and grants were paid out or approved by nearly 40 states last year, according to Times research. That's up from $2 million a decade ago, when just five states offered incentives, according to the nonprofit Tax Foundation."
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/dec/26/enter...
Certainly you are so stupid to think that Republicans don't push industry subsidies.

If you really gave a sh*t, you'd be having a fit that the oil companies that made tens of billions in profits get subsidies that Republicans fight tooth & nail to keep.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1078489 Feb 12, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
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"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
Only if Democrats are in control. If they are not in control, he'd be against all of that.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1078490 Feb 12, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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When it come to Liberals, there is never enough milk in teat to feed them all...
"Fifteen percent of Americans still live in poverty, according to the official census poverty report for 2012, unchanged since the mid-1960s. Liberals argue that we aren’t spending enough money on poverty-fighting programs, but that’s not the problem. In reality, we’re losing the war on poverty because we have forgotten the original goal, as LBJ stated it half a century ago:“to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities.”
'The federal government currently runs more than 80 means-tested welfare programs that provide cash, food, housing, medical care and targeted social services to poor and low-income Americans. Government spent $916 billion on these programs in 2012 alone, and roughly 100 million Americans received aid from at least one of them, at an average cost of $9,000 per recipient.(That figure doesn’t include Social Security or Medicare benefits.) Federal and state welfare spending, adjusted for inflation, is 16 times greater than it was in 1964. If converted to cash, current means-tested spending is five times the amount needed to eliminate all official poverty in the U.S.'
https://www.myheritage.org/news/were-losing-t ...
What's your cut of the swag?
So you employ the "change the subject" excuse.

And from the right whiner Heritage people who we all know blame poor people for everything.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1078491 Feb 12, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Why Is Rand Paul Talking About Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky?
There isn't much political logic to dredging the old scandal up—except as a move to shore up his credibility with social conservatives skeptical of libertarianism.
It doesn’t take long to grasp the flaws in Paul’s strategy. For starters, Clinton’s infidelities didn’t hurt his popularity at the time. Between January 1998, when the Lewinsky scandal broke, and February 1999, when the senate voted not to impeach him, Clinton registered the highest approval ratings of his presidency:....
And women backed him at higher rates than men. Hillary Clinton, who many consider Paul’s real target, registered her highest popularity during that same period:....
Once the impeachment circus ended, Bill Clinton’s popularity did dip, leading some to suggest—as they continued too throughout the 2000 campaign—that the country was suffering “Clinton fatigue.” But the problem for Paul is that these days, Americans seem fatigued with the fatigue. A July 2012 Gallup poll found Clinton’s approval at an impressive 66 percent, higher than it had been since he left office. Among women, Clinton’s approval rating was 63 percent. It was 44 percent among Republicans. By comparison, President Obama’s most recent approval ratings are 43 percent among women and 12 percent among Republicans. Which helps explain why Paul is the only prominent figure in today’s GOP spending as much time attacking the last Democratic president as the current one.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
'Paul can’t exactly crusade against gay marriage or the legalization of pot. Bashing Bill Clinton provides a politically safer way to champion moralism.'
Why is Rand Paul talking about Obama violating the Cosntitution?
Because it's historic fact., just like Bill Clinton obstructing justice in the Paula Jones sexual harassment trial against Bill Clinton.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1078492 Feb 12, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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I know, everyone is a liar except Mr. Potato Head and the dems who won't feel any adverse effects of Obamakare at all.
All liars, yup, everyone who reports the ill effects of this travesty are liars, every one, doctors, nurses, nuns, priests, republicans, business owners, liars everyone.
You need your head examined.
Feel free to cite where in the ACA in tells hospitals not to accept patients. Where it dictates insurance company networks.

It is not that people are experiencing such things. It's that you f*cking idiots blame the wrong people.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1078493 Feb 12, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox's Reporting On Medicaid Expansion Absolves The GOP Of Blame For 5 Million Uninsured
Fox News disingenuously blamed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for a "coverage gap" that could leave 5 million low income Americans without health insurance. In doing so, Fox absolved the sins of the Republican governors whose refusal to expand Medicaid is responsible for the gap and will cost states money.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/02/10/foxs-...
Medicaid isn't insurance, you moron. It's welfare.
You don't know the difference, do you?

You're an idiot.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1078494 Feb 12, 2014
What's going on in Syria? This has been predicted since Obama began arming the Al Qaeda invasion of Syria. Doesn't anyone wonder why all the so-called "news" networks are hiding this fact from you? They're still saying ludicrous things like "rebels" and "civil war" when they talk about Syria. There is no Syrian rebel army anymore. Obama is sending arms to Al Qaeda, just as he has always done.

The final bankruptcy of American policy in Syria came 10 days ago as Islamic Front, a Saudi-backed Sunni jihadi group, overran the headquarters of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) at Bab al-Hawa on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey. The FSA, along with the Syrian National Coalition, groups that the United States have been pretending for years are at the heart of Syrian military and political opposition, has been discredited. The remaining FSA fighters are in flight, have changed sides, or are devoting all their efforts to surviving the onslaught from jihadi or al-Qa’ida-linked brigades.

So, how many people heard our network liars say something like "civil war in Syria" since Al Qaeda eliminated the last real Syrian rebel army 10 days ago?
And you still listen to anything they say?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1078495 Feb 12, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Feel free to cite where in the ACA in tells hospitals not to accept patients. Where it dictates insurance company networks.
It is not that people are experiencing such things. It's that you f*cking idiots blame the wrong people.
If you read the text to ObamaKare, you'll see where it states specifically "The Secretary will determine...." everything. The Secretary will determine who gets paid what. You'd know this if you ever bothered to learn anything about what comes out of your mouth.
If the Secretary determines the hospital will not be paid for some service for someone needing medical care, then there's no reason to admit that person in need of medical care to the hospital, moron.

You have to be the most ignorant person here.... and there's quite a competition for that positioni.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1078496 Feb 12, 2014
There is a difference between laws and rules. There can not be an exemption to a law. The village chief can exempt anyone he wants from a rule.
There is no such thng as the rule of law in the United States anymore. That is one of the fundamental changes Obama and the Democrats brought with them to power.
The United States government is being run like a village in the middle of Africa. But, what else would you expect when an African mentality is acting as president?
Shall we go over the proof of the above statement this morning?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1078497 Feb 12, 2014
BEIRUT: President Bashar Assad's forces and fighters from Lebanese ally Hezbollah stepped up attacks on Syria's strategic border town of Yabroud on Wednesday, activists said, in apparent preparation for a new offensive to flush out rebels.

The assault is the latest step in Assad and Hezbollah's campaign to secure the Lebanese-Syrian border region and fortify the president's hold on central Syria, from the capital Damascus to his stronghold on the coast.

Pro-government media said the army seized the nearby village al-Jarajeer, while the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Assad's forces had advanced on the area but had not completely taken it.

More than 13 air strikes had already hit the mountain border town on Wednesday, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, as overnight clashes between Assad's forces and the opposition on the outskirts of Yabroud continued into the morning.

"The attacks were sharply intensified but it is unclear if the offensive on Yabroud has started or if this is paving the way for a main attack," said Observatory head Rami Abdelrahman.

Arab news channel Al Meyadeen described the attacks as the start of a wider military offensive. It said Assad's forces were positioning themselves on hilltops outside Yabroud in preparation for attack.

Some activist groups said Hezbollah was involved in the fighting.

The attack on Yabroud is part of what locals have called the "Battle for Qalamoun", the name of mountainous region along the frontier with Lebanon used by both the rebels and Assad's allies to smuggle in people and supplies.

Rebels said they shot down an aircraft in the fighting on Wednesday, but there were no videos yet to verify the reports.

Such border clashes risk fuelling sectarian tensions in Lebanon, where Sunni-Shi'ite divisions deepened by the conflict in Syria have already triggered instability.

Rebels fighting to end four decades of Assad family rule are led largely by Syria's Sunni Muslim majority and have strong support from Sunnis in neighbouring Lebanon. Many of the fighting units in Yabroud are Islamist, including some with links to al Qaeda.

Assad's forces have support from minorities, particularly his Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam. Assad's campaign in central Syria gained a huge boost from the support of Shi'ite Hezbollah's experienced militants, who fought a war against Israel in 2006.

The violence in Syria has set off a wave of tit-for-tat car bombings in Lebanon by both sides, as well as sporadic street clashes.

Lebanese media said at least one body and 22 wounded around Yabroud were transported to hospitals in Lebanon.

A new influx of Syrian refugees was reported in some of Lebanon's border towns a day earlier. Some told the Lebanese newspaper the Daily Star that Syrian army forces warned residents over mosque loudspeakers to flee the area if they wanted to save their lives.

Previous successful military assaults have given Assad the advantage along the Lebanese border. It was once a critical foothold for the rebels, whose main strongholds are now in Syria's northern and eastern regions as well as along parts of the southern border.

Syria's nearly three-year conflict began as peaceful protests against four decades of Assad family rule but devolved into an armed conflict after a security force crackdown.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News...
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb )
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1078499 Feb 12, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
There is a difference between laws and rules. There can not be an exemption to a law. The village chief can exempt anyone he wants from a rule.
There is no such thng as the rule of law in the United States anymore. That is one of the fundamental changes Obama and the Democrats brought with them to power.
The United States government is being run like a village in the middle of Africa. But, what else would you expect when an African mentality is acting as president?
Shall we go over the proof of the above statement this morning?
can you just shutup about that that you can't change? all of this constant whining is really getting old.

speaking of old, i think the median average age of a FOX viewer hit 70 yesterday. seems the whiner channel is getting older by the day.

so who's your favorite FOX whiner?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1078500 Feb 12, 2014
As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage.
The Federal Aviation Administration has opened an investigation of the drone, which was used by an on-call employee for a Connecticut television station. The FAA is developing new rules as the technology makes drones far more versatile, but for now operators can run afoul of regulations by using them for commercial purposes, including journalism.
The case of the Hartford crash, in which the victim's body was left hanging out of a mangled car, highlights some of the safety, privacy and ethical issues that journalists will wrestle with as interest grows in using drones for newsgathering.
"Here was a dead body still on the scene. We had covered it the best we could," said Lt. Brian Foley, a Hartford police spokesman, who said drones have been appearing more frequently at crime scenes. "You don't want the family to see that."
Hartford officers questioned the man operating the drone on Feb. 1 but did not ask him to take it down, Foley said. The man identified himself as an employee of WFSB-TV but said he was not working for them that day.
The station's general manager, Klarn DePalma, said it constantly evaluates new technology and is eager to see regulations spelled out for drones, but he said the temporary employee in question was not on assignment for them and has never been paid for drone video.
"We don't even own a drone," he said.
Aerial drones, long associated with the military, increasingly have been adapted for civilian use. They have been deployed widely to document the scale of disasters and, at the Sochi Olympics, they are being used to help broadcast the events.
Media outside the United States have been using drones in news coverage, including news organizations in Thailand covering political protests in Bangkok over the past three months.
In the U.S., the FAA said Monday that it has issued 12 warning letters to drone operators, which can include orders to stop operations. It said in a statement that its investigations are intended to determine whether operators violated FAA safety regulations.
A law passed by Congress two years ago requires the FAA to integrate unmanned aircraft of all sizes into the domestic airspace by late 2015, but it's clear the agency won't meet that deadline. The FAA has been working for more than four years on regulations to permit small drones - those weighing less than 55 pounds - to be used for commercial purposes, but it has missed deadline after deadline for proposing those regulations.
Last month, the FAA again moved back the date it expects to propose those regulations to November of this year. Even then, it will be just a proposal. It takes months and often years before proposed regulations become final.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1078501 Feb 12, 2014
The FAA is tackling small drones that are flown under about 400 feet - below where most manned aircraft fly - first because they're the easiest. Regulations to permit commercial use of larger drones are even further behind.
Drones hold appeal for journalists because they would allow new perspectives and access, particularly in areas that are not reachable by helicopter or could pose dangers to people. New models can cost as little as $500. But regulators have to weigh free-speech considerations against concerns for safety and invasion of privacy.
A small handful of media organizations have received warning letters since 2011, when an iPad newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. was flagged for using a drone to film tornado damage around the country, according to Matt Waite, a journalism professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Last July, the journalism schools at Nebraska and the University of Missouri-Columbia were ordered to stop flying drones outdoors until they obtain government authorization.
Waite, who founded the university's Drone Journalism Lab in 2011, said that once permission for commercial drone use is granted, journalists will need to consider psychological distress that a dozen or more drones buzzing overhead could cause people who become targets of media attention. Another issue, he said, will be the safety risks in deploying devices, each weighing several pounds, with rapidly spinning blades.
"What is a permitted risk? What is a responsible risk? Those two may be two different things," Waite said.
Waite said film companies also use drones extensively on closed sets, but because the work of journalism is so public, it stands to face more government scrutiny.
"This is why you're going to see journalists getting in more trouble," he said. "As a journalist, what's the point of going to the trouble and getting pictures if you're not going to publish?"

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1078503 Feb 12, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
If you read the text to ObamaKare, you'll see where it states specifically "The Secretary will determine...." everything. The Secretary will determine who gets paid what. You'd know this if you ever bothered to learn anything about what comes out of your mouth.
If the Secretary determines the hospital will not be paid for some service for someone needing medical care, then there's no reason to admit that person in need of medical care to the hospital, moron.
You have to be the most ignorant person here.... and there's quite a competition for that positioni.
So cite the rule or order where Sebilius told hospitals whom to admit. Where Sebelius told insurance companies what their networks should be.

But hey, at least you admitting that Obama is using the power granted by Congress to make changes to the ACA.

Yesterday you freakin morons were having a fit about Obama circumventing Congress.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1078504 Feb 12, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
There is a difference between laws and rules. There can not be an exemption to a law. The village chief can exempt anyone he wants from a rule.
There is no such thng as the rule of law in the United States anymore. That is one of the fundamental changes Obama and the Democrats brought with them to power.
The United States government is being run like a village in the middle of Africa. But, what else would you expect when an African mentality is acting as president?
Shall we go over the proof of the above statement this morning?
How f*cking lame are you.

In one post you claim Congress gave Sebelius the power to change everything in the ACA & then in your next post you claim Obama can't change the ACA.

Hint: Make up your feeble, uninformed, subsidized mind here.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1078506 Feb 12, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Why is Rand Paul talking about Obama violating the Cosntitution?
Because it's historic fact., just like Bill Clinton obstructing justice in the Paula Jones sexual harassment trial against Bill Clinton.
Why isn't Rand Paul talking about his own fraud.

Rand Paul : "I am Board certified!!!!! come to my eye practice"

( Not the real Board but a made up Board that Rand Paul started & runs.)

This is the type of person Rand Paul is.

A deceitful fraud.

Should fit in well with you Tea Party idiots.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#1078509 Feb 12, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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So, what is your estimate of how many people should have been killed in the war the Arab Islamists started on 9/11(2001) when the Islamists killed 3000 Americans?
17 of the 19 terrorists on 9/11 were born, educated and raised in Saudi Arabia. Their King and their Madrassahs taught them to hate the west, especially the United States. Didn't they tell you that on FAUX news?

We should have nuked Saudi Arabia but Bush was dating King Saud at the time and with his tiny little balls and brain to match, the closest he would come to Saudi Arabia was Afghanistan and Iraq, mostly because he's stupid, doesn't know history and can't read a book, let alone a map.

Thanks to the natural gas explosion, we don't need Saudi Arabia anymore. Once we are energy independent, we can cut all ties with one of the most oppressive countries on the planet. Good riddance.

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