Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1550241 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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Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1079199 Feb 13, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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The difference between a law and a rule is, there can be no exemption to a law, where, for instance, the village chief can exempt anyone he wants from a rule.
Laws mean nothing to this government.
The government of the United States is being run like a village in the middle of Africa.
Halliburton Loophole.

Here I thought that certainly an oilfield engineer would know that one.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1079200 Feb 13, 2014
Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), opponent of the Keystone pipeline, is an investor in a competitor pipeline company.......
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1079201 Feb 13, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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<Snopes dupe>
Perhaps you can get Obama to explain to Congress why his agencies need 2 billion rounds of ammunition.
By the way, Obama just isseued another RFQ for a massive ammunition procurement. This time, it's for one hundred and forty thousand 168 gr .308 Win match-grade sniper rounds for the DHS.
What does the DHS need with 140 thousand rounds of sniper ammunition?
What does the DHS need with 2 billion rounds of other ammunition?
Who does Obama plan to go to war with?
The Great DHS Ammunition Stockpile Myth

There are dozens of articles hyping government purchases of ammunition over the last nine months. After spending weeks researching this topic, this is a collection of commonly held myths that are based more on panic than fact.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...

so when a right wing site that loves the Tea Party smacks you down.....

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1079202 Feb 13, 2014
Homer wrote:
Hey, what do you know, it's snowing out again, latest from my local weather - Blizzard conditions are occurring at times.
How's everybody making out?
No snow on the Gulf Coast.

Interesting you bring this up. Record snowfall this winter. Assuming we're not entering another ice age, this snow will melt.

What is the African village chief pretending to be President of the United States doing to prepare for the floods the village idiot can tell you are coming?

I see a lot of photo ops for Democrat idiots flying in helicopters across flooded homes everyone in the country knows will flood this spring trying to save their elitist DC ass.

You never told us why the DHS needs 140 thousand rounds of sniper ammunition on top of the 2 billion rounds Obama's agencies previously procured.
Do you think Obama is spending so much money on preparing for a war against the American people that there won't be any money to help the flood victims any idiot can tell you there will be this spring?

What is Obama doing to prepare for the certain floods this spring?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1079203 Feb 13, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Sure Carol, keep babbling about this "radical" ideology that only exists in your delusional hate warped mind. And sure Carol, unnecessary wars are okay but investing in infrastructure a waste.
You're an idiot Carol!
Government controlling the people is a radical ideology. Unless you live in Cuba or Russia.

The government is supposed to fear us, remember? Otherwise, according to Thomas Jefferson, we have tyranny rather than liberty.

And it's complacency among the people who allow it to happen. Your kind of complacency.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1079204 Feb 13, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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10" so far, snowing hard with drifting.
braggart.......

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1079205 Feb 13, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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" OMG OMG OMG"
First of all, dumbf*cjk, hollow point ammunition is not banned by the Geneva Convention. It is banned by an earlier Hague Convention of 1899.
That ban was only for warfare.
Now, don't you feel like a dumbass.
And really,it's a long term contract covering 4-5 years. The Contract calls for a minimum purchase amount and also has a maximum purchase amount. So it may or may not purchase all of it.
Bulk purchasing to save money ad you freaking jackwagons run screaming through the streets " OMG OMG OMG"
More proof right whiners are just plain dumber than sh*t.
The Geneva Convention adopted that ban, moron.
The Geneva Convention applies only to warfare, moron.
The RFQ was for 140 thousand rounds. Subsequent RFQs may and can be issued to cover your 4-5 year span.
If you don't feel like an idiot now, it's because you are one.

You never answered this question.
Now, why does Obama need 140 thousand rounds of sniper ammunition for the DHS?

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1079206 Feb 13, 2014
flack wrote:
When President Barack Obama took an unplanned stop on the tour of Thomas Jefferson’s home Monday, he joked to French President Francois Hollande,“That’s the good thing as a president -- I can do whatever I want.” The remark made headlines because Obama’s critics have long said he acts like he really believes that.
Among the most recent examples, they cite Obama’s State of the Union declaration that he plans to take policy actions “with or without Congress”-- and this week’s White House announcement that it is delaying another key deadline in the health care law Congress passed in 2010.
Americans say not so fast, Mr. President.
According to a just-released Fox News national poll, most voters don’t think the country’s system of government was designed for the president to act unilaterally, and a majority disapproves of Obama bypassing Congress.
Click here for the poll results.
The new poll finds that 74 percent think the president using executive orders to get around Congress is not how things are supposed to work in our country. That includes 54 percent of Democrats.
Large majorities of independents (80 percent) and Republicans (93 percent) believe it goes against our system for the president to act independently to advance his policies.
Even when asked to set aside their views on how the government is supposed to work, by a wide 60-37 percent margin voters still disapprove of Obama going around Congress.
Almost all Republicans disapprove of Obama acting without lawmakers (90 percent), as do two-thirds of independents (66 percent).
Democrats approve by a 66-31 percent margin.
Overall, about one voter in five approves of Obama's use of executive orders even though they don’t believe it’s the way things are supposed to work.
The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,006 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from February 9-11, 2014. The full poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.
Flacktard thinks there weren't executive orders prior to Jan 20, 2009.

Another case of convenient right whiner memory loss.

Obama said he do what he can through executive action if your Hate-America Republicans continue to block everything to help this country recover.

We need help. We need jobs. We need to fix our infrastructure. If the Republicans refuse to help & continue to block Congress, then Hell yes. I hope Obama does whatever he can to help this country.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1079207 Feb 13, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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According to the Constitution, there are no exemptions to a law. Everyone in the country is subjected to the same law. That's the only reason anyone can say we have equality, you moron.
The President, nor anyone else, can rewrite any law. According to the law, the only way a law can be changed is by a subsequent law.
The United States government is being run like a village in the middle of Africa.
there have always been exceptions to laws.

and again, by your own description of the african villages, you show that your own statement is incorrect.

you can't even keep your own bullshit straight!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1079208 Feb 13, 2014
Homer wrote:
"When churches start paying taxes then we can talk about 'exemptions'" - Homer
Only churches who preach a political agenda from the pulpit - Reverend Wright's Trinity Unity Church of Christ in Chicago would be the perfect example.

Obama should tax his own church first. But that would be the only church exempted in Obama's and your world.

Good morning, Homer.
No Offense

New Hyde Park, NY

#1079209 Feb 13, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>Who do you think I am? Obama?
Stony Brook Hospital rejects health exchange plans
February 4, 2014
Stony Brook University Hospital, Suffolk's only academic medical center, is not taking any of the eight plans offered in the county on New York's health insurance exchange, citing reimbursement rates that are too low to be acceptable.
No hospital on Long Island appears to take all of the exchange plans, but Stony Brook seems to be the only one not accepting any. At least one other academic medical center and safety net hospital in the region, Westchester Medical Center, also is not taking any exchange plans, citing the same reason....
http://www.newsday.com/news/health/stony-broo...
So we went from '' except the better hospitals aren't participating''. They have to travel far to a hospital where it is dangerous to even get out of your car, and the orderlies are likely to have both criminal records and multiple baby mamas'' to ....''Stony Brook Hospital rejects health exchange plans''. And left this out...''Most Island hospitals, however, are taking some exchange plans''......"We are still in negotiation with some of the plans and have not reached agreement with them," said Dr. Reuven Pasternak, Stony Brook's CEO.

Why do you feel the need to lie?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1079210 Feb 13, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Halliburton Loophole.
Here I thought that certainly an oilfield engineer would know that one.
... gaaaawwd dammmmnnnn. You are an idiot.

A "loophole" is not an exemption. Do we really need to explain that to you?

An exemption is Obama exempting the anyone or anything from a law, thus violating the law. Or, Harry Reid exempting his staff from ObamaKare in violation of the law.

Now, why does the DHS need 140 thousand rounds of sniper ammunition on top of the billion rounds of ammunition outlawed by the Geneva Convention they already procured?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1079211 Feb 13, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Congress an certainly pass a law & allow the administration leeway in its enactment.
wrong...

Congress included specific dates in the ObamaKKKare law and did not include authority to change the dates......

no less for purely political reasons, to try to mitigate the 2014 DemoKKKrat election disaster.....

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1079212 Feb 13, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Government controlling the people is a radical ideology. Unless you live in Cuba or Russia.
The government is supposed to fear us, remember? Otherwise, according to Thomas Jefferson, we have tyranny rather than liberty.
And it's complacency among the people who allow it to happen. Your kind of complacency.
complacency?!? that's funny coming from a woman who can't be red to even learn how her own nation works!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1079213 Feb 13, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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Why? hard to hold my computer and type in that position.
lol! Well heck son. Then we all benefit!
No Offense

New Hyde Park, NY

#1079214 Feb 13, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>That's great, except the better hospitals aren't participating. People have on Long Island, NY for example can't use the top-rated university hospital. They have to travel far to a hospital where it is dangerous to even get out of your car, and the orderlies are likely to have both criminal records and multiple baby mamas.


'except the better hospitals aren't participating'.

''Stony Brook is the only one so far to not accept any of them''.

Liar.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1079215 Feb 13, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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Galt suspects that the number of people who were previously uninsured and have actually purchased insurance (not Medicaid) through ObamaKKKare is miniscule....and obviously a state secret
lol! Galt suspects a lot of things...

.... in fact, Galt IS suspect!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1079216 Feb 13, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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even the NRA knows that the ammo fear mongering is just noise.
Perhaps most strangely, some have cited the purchase of hollow-point ammunition as evidence of the federal government's evil motives. Hollow-points are the defensive ammunition of choice for federal, state and local law enforcement officers across the country, just as they are for private citizens. These attacks are eerily similar to statements made by gun prohibitionists, who spent the much of the '70s,'80s and '90s complaining about "dum dum" bullets.(In fact, the Violence Policy Center's website still exhibits a publication lamenting that federal ammunition law "has no effect on today's generation of high-tech hollow-point ammunition.") The attacks also ignore the fact that federal agents, unlike average taxpayers on more limited budgets, normally train and qualify with their duty ammunition.
http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/20...
When first questioned about this procurement in 2009, Janet Napolitano lied and said the (then) 750 million round procurement was for shooting at targets as part of routine qualification. The standard round for federal agencies firearms qualification is cheap JHP. And, there is no way qualifying with a pistol will consume 750 million rounds.
Today, Obama's agencies refuse to answer any questions about their arms buildup. Congress knows how much money they spent on ammunition. Congress is now demanding a counting of the amount of ammunition the Democrats are stockpiling in the federal agencies.

You still haven't answered the question.
Obama just issued a RFQ for 140 thousand rounds of sniper ammunition for the DHS. Why does the DHS need 140 thousand rounds of sniper ammunition?(on top of the billion+ rounds they've already procured)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1079217 Feb 13, 2014
Homeland Security’s Ammunition Purchases Should Not Worry You

Talk of the Department of Homeland Security’s recent ammunition solicitations has gone from the fringes of the internet to the mainstream in websites like Forbes. I was disappointed by the Forbes article – rather than talk cold hard facts, it was rife with ill-informed speculation.

Government and military procurement is a very complex topic; so complex, in fact that it’s sometimes hard to discern best value practices from actual waste, fraud, and abuse. However, there are practically no examples of nefarious acquisitions intended to be used for the subjugation of the American populace. These ammunition contracts and solicitations are no exception.

Before we begin, it’s important to understand that an RFQ (request for quote) or solicitation is not a purchase. When Infowars says something like “the Department of Homeland Security is planning to buy a further 750 million rounds of ammo in addition to the 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets already purchased earlier this year,” or “Following controversy over its purchase of around 1.2 billion bullets in the last six months alone, the Department of Homeland Security has put out a new solicitation for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition,” the reader is led to assume, naturally, that DHS has actually purchased that amount of ammunition. That is simply not the case. A solicitation is the equivalent of a want-to-buy ad on Craigslist, writ large. It’s not an actual purchase.

http://blogs.militarytimes.com/gearscout/2013...

There are also references to a purchase of 200 million rounds of .223 Remington ammunition. However, the information at the link provided by the website shows a 5 year IDIQ contract for up to 165 million rounds, not 200 million. Yes, it’s a lot of ammo. But divided by the number of agents who have to practice with M4-platform weapons, over 5 years…well, we already covered that.

The Department of Homeland Security is not stockpiling ammunition for use against American citizens, nor are they buying excessive amounts of ammunition. If anything, I believe that 1000 rounds per year is not sufficient to maintain a high level of proficiency with a duty weapon.

In the end, there is absolutely no truth to the statements permeating the Internet about how “DHS bought 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition last year.” That number was reached through either basic math errors or willful ignorance on the part of those who make a living by crying wolf. That this rumor has traveled so far in conservative circles is especially ironic given the fact that a) buying in bulk is a fiscally smart decision, and b) hiring more DHS (CBP) agents to, among other things, better protect the border means buying more ammunition.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1079218 Feb 13, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
The gubby mint blinded us with science...
"PSA test for prostate cancer doesn't save lives, study finds"
'It doesn't seem as if the PSA has any impact on mortality or death," says Thomas Kirk, president of Us TOO, a patient advocacy group not involved in the new study, which included 76,685 men ages 55 to 74. "It would be nice if we could say that a PSA screening could save your life, but we can't say that.'
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/me...
just another part of the leftwing PR campaign to ration care for serious illnesses so that Taneesha can see a doctor for her sniffles.....

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