Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1348786 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: Dec 08

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#1083292 Feb 20, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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So, you want to bring back sweat shops?
Employers take advantage of desperate people?
We need government because you can't trust corporations to do the right thing. When will you Flacktards learn that.
Or is it to allow companies to pay less so more can claim benefits because they still qualify for assistance & we an subsidize companies some more.
I see no problem with setting a minimum age & indexing it to inflation.
$10.10 is about what the minimum wage would be if it was indexed to inflation starting in the late 60's.
Companies survive then just like they would now.
"As pointed out in developed country literature, poverty at the individual level is not synonymous with poverty at the household level. In the United States it is found that 40 percent of minimum wage earners live in households with a total income of three times the poverty line."

Cunningham, W.(2006).'Poverty Without Risk Pooling'. The Poverty implications of minimum wages in developing countries. Nova Scotia : New York.

Who is the Author?
http://wisc-amh.org/about/wendy-cunningham/
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1083293 Feb 20, 2014
Realtime wrote:
With the Volkswagen Chattanooga UAW decision being contested from abroad the TeaParty Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, gets into the act by announcing that GM, Ford and Chrysler unions are not welcome in her state.
The Mini Cooper which is assembled in Spartanburg S.C. ranks among the most troublesome vehicles sold in North America.
Realslime wants German union thugs to overrule Tennessee employees......
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1083294 Feb 20, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
just eliminate any government-mandated minimum wage and let the market decide....
Oh sure, that's a brilliant idea. What is wrong with you people? on the other hand, no one will work for nothing so Walmart will go under in a minute, along with all the other companies who think their workers are slaves. The entire workforce in this country can go on strike!
Bring the country down in a minute, you idiot.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1083295 Feb 20, 2014
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
When you need a paper to slam Sam Walton...hire an economist!
Where do Economists come from?
They all are created in a University....
"The data come from the 1999 North American Academic Study Survey
(NAASS) of students, faculty and administrators at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.....
The American sample includes 1643 faculty members drawn from 183
universities and colleges..."
Findings:
72 percent of Faculty self identified as being Left/Liberal
15 percent of faculty self Identified as being Right/Conservative
More ...and I quote:
"The authors also argued that any liberal tilt was restricted to a limited
number of disciplines, noting that liberal-left views were most common among professors in the social sciences (59%)..."
Rothman, S., Lichter, R., & Neil Nevitte.(2005).'Politics and Professional Advancement Among College Faculty'. The Forum, Vol 3. Issue 1, Art 2.
What are the Social Sciences?
From the front cover...of one of my old text books...
Psychology, History, Political Science, Anthropology, geography, Sociology, and Economics
Zulke, F., and Jacqueline Kirley,(2002).'Through the Eyes of the Social Sciences.' Waveland Press : Illinois.
can't dispute what they say, so let's just try to discredit.

no FOX faux economist to quote? no doubt.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1083296 Feb 20, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Sikh in place of Hindu. Sikh men wear turbans__the teabaggers really hate turbans.
And carry daggers! There was a large Sikh population in Toronto, Canada, many were taxi drivers.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1083297 Feb 20, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Realslime wants German union thugs to overrule Tennessee employees......
Volkswagon may decide to move; they have an international business model, that shouldn't have to change because of stupid teabagger idiots.
NuculurVodkaOpti on

Palm Coast, FL

#1083298 Feb 20, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
That was Gunner for sure; the pants were tight, right?
Intoxicated racist pervert-lily fantasizes on Gunner wearing tight pants; have another drink!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1083299 Feb 20, 2014
Why Are GOP Politicians and Anti-Union Groups Interfering With the VW Vote?

....Republican politicians in Tennessee repeatedly have attempted to pressure the company into fighting the UAW - without success - and to intimidate workers into voting against the union. Sen. Bob Corker complained that VW's decision not to fight the union was "almost beyond belief." When state officials first recruited VW to Tennessee, one GOP politician explained, respecting workers' choice on unionization, even if that meant bringing in the UAW, was "not part of the deal." Another state representative stated that a vote for the union would not be in the "best interests of Tennessee." Republicans might cancel future financial incentives, even though this would likely result in Volkswagen expanding production in Puebla, Mexico, rather than in Chattanooga. GOP politicians, it seems, would sooner destroy jobs in their own state than allow workers to choose UAW representation. Republicans in the South have an extensive record of using the bully pulpit of their office to intimidate pro-union workers. But their outrageous behavior here has taken political interference in a union election at a private company to an entirely different level.

Finally, the most notable feature of the VW campaign has been the unprecedented campaign of intimidation by shadowy anti-union organizations. Right-wing activists, including Grover Norquist and the Koch brothers, are furious that VW management has not attempted to pressure workers to vote "no." So they have stepped into the breach. Ludicrously misnamed organizations such as the Workplace Fairness Institute, Worker Freedom Institute and Center for Worker Freedom have attempted to transform the union election into a sleazy political campaign: They have suggested that UAW-represented auto companies are bankrupt, when in fact they are thriving, with Ford posting record profits; they have told workers that unionization would "imperil the fate of their employer," when in fact VW would be delighted to have a cooperative relationship with unionized workers within the plant; and they have spread ludicrous right-wing fantasies, such as the union "wants your guns." No other democratic country has organizations such as these - peddling outright falsehoods - that are dedicated to undermining workers' right to choose a union.

In the course of the ill-tempered anti-union campaign, the union has been denounced as "black-shirted thugs," the "vilest of cancers" and even "Ichneumon wasp larvae." But many of the Chattanooga autoworkers understand what is really going on here. Writing in a local newspaper, one VW worker stated: "What I really don't understand is why our employer is remaining neutral and respecting our right to make our own choices, but outside groups aren't." It is a terrific question - one that those spouting hatred toward the union and attempting to intimidate the workers should be forced to answer. Unfortunately, one of the most significant NLRB elections in decades has been tainted by blatant efforts to coerce workers by GOP politicians and anti-union organizations.

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/21856-why-a...

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

United States

#1083300 Feb 20, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>
Back in 2012 the Obamas already beat the Reagans in TV appearances:
Barack and Michelle Obama have made a combined 195 television and movie appearances since entering the national spotlight in 2004, according to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB). That is 20 more appearances than the Reagansí 175 self-credited media appearances over an 85-year span.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan were both Hollywood stars, amassing 99 movie and television roles from 1937 to 1996. Reagan continued to frequent the late night circuit during his political career, sitting down with Johnny Carson and roasting A-listers with Dean Martin.
http://www.mediaite.com/online/obama-overtake...
Never mind the international meltdown and that domestically there are no jobs and ObamaCare is a huge failure--Moochelle was dancing with Jimmy Fallon.
Once a social scientist, always a social scientist one good thing is that we are fighting back with our own social scientists.
Social scientists that extol AMERICAN principles and we are starting to get bigger audiences.
NuculurVodkaOpti on

Palm Coast, FL

#1083301 Feb 20, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Aren't you the one who said she had no tv? You watch daytime television, hold your breathe and type at the same time?
And lily manages it all, too, and even with a bottle in her other hand.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1083302 Feb 20, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>
Back in 2012 the Obamas already beat the Reagans in TV appearances:
Barack and Michelle Obama have made a combined 195 television and movie appearances since entering the national spotlight in 2004, according to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB). That is 20 more appearances than the Reagansí 175 self-credited media appearances over an 85-year span.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan were both Hollywood stars, amassing 99 movie and television roles from 1937 to 1996. Reagan continued to frequent the late night circuit during his political career, sitting down with Johnny Carson and roasting A-listers with Dean Martin.
http://www.mediaite.com/online/obama-overtake...
Never mind the international meltdown and that domestically there are no jobs and ObamaCare is a huge failure--Moochelle was dancing with Jimmy Fallon.
Tune into the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon tonight, The First Lady Michelle Obama will be there.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1083303 Feb 20, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>It would appear Scotty boy Walker is on his way to being aborted....
Unusual fundraising???
M Stein

New York, NY

#1083304 Feb 20, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! So this reich wing government really does want to meddle in private business affairs!!!
Clearly the mark of marxists at work!!!!
I love this comedy channel!
Yes, clearly the mark of marxists at work!!!!

Read the latest on Emperor Zero, their leader, the one who apologizes and weakens America and has succeeded in destruction from within, where Al Qaeda has failed. I guess it isn't enough that the mainstream media lackeys still carry Obammy's water and act as though his promise to walk on it, came true:

The Federal Communications Commission's plans to put government monitors in TV and radio newsrooms to assess their coverage of eight "critical information needs", and "underserved populations".

The FCC, like much of the alphabet soup in Washington, is an FDR creation that, as with many others, used the cover of "interstate commerce" to turn a federal government into a central government: Radio stations' signals often crossed state lines, and so they supposedly fell within the feds' jurisdiction. In the usual boundlessly expansive way of Washington, that's somehow evolved into a regulatory authority over how local stations serve local communities.

Now it's evolving again, into MICRO-REGULATION OF THE NEWS.

What are the eight "critical information needs" - or CINs, in the regulatory jargon - actually are. You can find them listed by googling a report, from something called "Social Solutions International" of Silver Spring, Maryland:

SOCIAL SOLUTIONS HAS BEEN TASKED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RESEARCH DESIGN THAT CAN BE USED TO IDENTIFY AND UNDERSTAND THE CRITICAL INFORMATION NEEDS (CINS) OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC (WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON VULNERABLE/DISADVANTAGED POPULATIONS).

Let's look at a possible scenario:

How about that "the environment" has been identified as a Critical Information Need. So the government monitor in your local newsroom will be tracking how the station covers "the environment", what resources it devotes, the prominence it gives to stories, etc.

But what if you're a news editor and you happen to disagree that "the environment" is one of the eight most Critical Information Needs.

What if you happen to think that "runaway public debt" or "the vulnerability of US diplomatic facilities in Libya" is a more Critical Information Need than "the environment"?

What government bureaucrat do you go to to see about getting the federally-mandated Critical Information Needs changed?

Or does it require a constitutional amendment?

THE STATE HAS NO BUSINESS DETERMINING WHICH NEWS STORIES HAVE PRIORITIES OVER OTHERS, and certainly no business sending monitors into newsrooms to ensure compliance
- because the essence of a functioning press is not what the state decrees the citizen has a "critical need" to know but what it doesn't think he needs to know.

Why should "Social Solutions International" get to determine "the critical information needs of the American public"? And why should the government get to enforce them?

FREE SPEECH IS THE WHOLE THING, THE WHOLE BALL GAME.

Because without free speech you can never be quite sure whether the ball game is even real.
Is the Channel 7 News covering that dreary speech by Michael Mann because the news director thinks it's one of the vital stories of the day?

OR are they covering it because it fills their QUOTA for one of the government-mandated categories of news and they don't want to lose their license?

The Government of the United States under BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA is increasingly CORRUPT.

Covering that story is the "CRITICAL INFORMATION NEED".

http://www.infowars.com/justice-group-warns-o ...

Is this more Orwellian Obama Newspeak for STATE CONTROLLED BROADCASTING?

Will the Obamatrons on here claim this is mere right wing nonsense, or FOR ONCE acknowledge The One is not a fan of Democracy?

Go ahead. Start spinning. We're waiting.
Frank M Stein

New York, NY

#1083305 Feb 20, 2014
Leo, baby, how you always manage to look so good in the mornings? Mmmmmm-mmm, an' you smell jus' like vanilla flavored fuzzy pajamas.... it ain't fair... I jus' don' seem to be able to let go...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1083306 Feb 20, 2014
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Those types are very dangerous to our nation's principles and its constitution.
THEY, IMhO are the commies and they are anti- productive....All of them except for one reason and one reason only and that is to further the agenda of the communist.
I had a dream last night and dreamed they came to take my land.
I woke up before I was able to take action.
Curious how you have the same feelings on the issue as communists and nazis.....
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1083307 Feb 20, 2014
flack wrote:
Walmart Rolling Out Facial Recognition System To Identify Customers!!!
I think they recognize regulars like you already! Wave at the cameras!

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1083309 Feb 20, 2014
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>By the way he posts here, he sure seems like one that would engage in that sort of thing. I wonder if Obama is? Hmmmmm Judging from those who speak of his antics at man's country, I would say so.
Agree. That's why Obama's so cavalier about using the expression on national TV.
M Stein

New York, NY

#1083310 Feb 20, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Why Are GOP Politicians and Anti-Union Groups Interfering With the VW Vote?
....Republican politicians in Tennessee repeatedly have attempted to pressure the company into fighting the UAW - without success - and to intimidate workers into voting against the union. Sen. Bob Corker complained that VW's decision not to fight the union was "almost beyond belief." When state officials first recruited VW to Tennessee, one GOP politician explained, respecting workers' choice on unionization, even if that meant bringing in the UAW, was "not part of the deal." Another state representative stated that a vote for the union would not be in the "best interests of Tennessee." Republicans might cancel future financial incentives, even though this would likely result in Volkswagen expanding production in Puebla, Mexico, rather than in Chattanooga. GOP politicians, it seems, would sooner destroy jobs in their own state than allow workers to choose UAW representation. Republicans in the South have an extensive record of using the bully pulpit of their office to intimidate pro-union workers. But their outrageous behavior here has taken political interference in a union election at a private company to an entirely different level.
Finally, the most notable feature of the VW campaign has been the unprecedented campaign of intimidation by shadowy anti-union organizations. Right-wing activists, including Grover Norquist and the Koch brothers, are furious that VW management has not attempted to pressure workers to vote "no." So they have stepped into the breach. Ludicrously misnamed organizations such as the Workplace Fairness Institute, Worker Freedom Institute and Center for Worker Freedom have attempted to transform the union election into a sleazy political campaign: They have suggested that UAW-represented auto companies are bankrupt, when in fact they are thriving, with Ford posting record profits; they have told workers that unionization would "imperil the fate of their employer," when in fact VW would be delighted to have a cooperative relationship with unionized workers within the plant; and they have spread ludicrous right-wing fantasies, such as the union "wants your guns." No other democratic country has organizations such as these - peddling outright falsehoods - that are dedicated to undermining workers' right to choose a union.
In the course of the ill-tempered anti-union campaign, the union has been denounced as "black-shirted thugs," the "vilest of cancers" and even "Ichneumon wasp larvae." But many of the Chattanooga autoworkers understand what is really going on here. Writing in a local newspaper, one VW worker stated: "What I really don't understand is why our employer is remaining neutral and respecting our right to make our own choices, but outside groups aren't." It is a terrific question - one that those spouting hatred toward the union and attempting to intimidate the workers should be forced to answer. Unfortunately, one of the most significant NLRB elections in decades has been tainted by blatant efforts to coerce workers by GOP politicians and anti-union organizations.
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/21856-why-a...
Why Are GOP Politicians and Anti-Union Groups Interfering With the VW Vote?

The WORKERS answered that they donít want to be on the side of a union that is slipping into irrelevance. Once a 1.5 million-member behemoth, the UAW has seen its membership decline to a fourth of what it was in the late 1970s.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

United States

#1083311 Feb 20, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Gonna attack with your socks again, lady?
I am stating My opinion based on the opinions of good American citizens and their opinions in regards to the true meaning of the word "teabagger", commie.
Frank M Stein

New York, NY

#1083312 Feb 20, 2014
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Once a social scientist, always a social scientist one good thing is that we are fighting back with our own social scientists.
Social scientists that extol AMERICAN principles and we are starting to get bigger audiences.
Ummmm,'your own social scientists?' Ummmmm... so, ummm, what you're suggesting is that "you" can just... look around until you find a "social scientist" who agrees with your worldview? Ummmm... doesn't that sort of defeat the notion of.. um.. science? Maybe what you meant was you were going to hire an actor like Ronald Reagan for instance to read your script out loud while wearing a white lab coat and horn-rimmed glasses? For "science" to work honey, it kind of has to be impartial... otherwise it's just another advertisement...

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