Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1395020 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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“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1083865 Feb 20, 2014
Patrick n Angela wrote:
in the real world - Will Russia invade the Ukraine?
For Putin stands to lose influence and his ability to affect policy in Ukraine if the opposition gains control. This is at the core of the current Ukraine crisis.
Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich disregarded a much-anticipated association agreement with the European Union in November to sign a $15 billion bailout deal with Russia. It was this Kremlin-influenced act that sparked the protests — first peaceful but now increasingly violent. Ukraine now appears divided into an eastern part that supports Yanukovich and the Russian deal, and the Europe-prone western half.
So the real question may well be: What does Russia want?
Looking to history, Moscow wants what it has always wanted — Ukraine, translated as the Edge (of Russia) and also known as Malorossiya or Small Russia. Not that it’s small, occupying central European lands of about 230 square miles — larger than California but not as big as Texas.
The Harvard historian Richard Pipes long claimed that Russia won’t amount to much without its Ukrainian neighbor. When threatened with Ukraine’s effort at independence, Russia hasn’t hesitated to suppress it. Modern Russia, after all, derived from Kievan Russia in 880. The Ukrainians have contested their supremacy and independence ever since.
In the 1930s Joseph Stalin tried to suppress the republic through collectivization. He collectivized all Soviet land and farming, but Ukraine’s collectivization was particularly drastic. For it was also an attack on Ukrainian nationalism. Farmers were forced to give their private lands and all crops to the state. The result was Holodomor — the Great Famine of the early 1930s, which claimed many millions of lives. At the start of Holodomor, in January, 1932, Ukraine’s population was 32.7 million. By 1937 it was slightly more than 28 million.
Stalin then sent the first secretary of Ukraine’s Communist Party, Nikita Khrushchev (full disclosure: my grandfather), to revitalize the region’s agriculture. The region’s vast wheat fields had long served as the breadbasket of the Russian empire and then the Soviet Union.
Khrushchev, though Russian, had strong personal ties to Ukraine, dating back to his days as a miner in Donbas during the 1910s. His wife, Nina, was an ethnic Western Ukrainian. And he often wore brightly embroidered Ukrainian folk shirts.. But even as he helped to rebuild the land, Khrushchev brought in the communist agenda of curtailing the Ukrainian national heritage, especially in culture and arts. He was still mindful, for example, that literary works should be Soviet first and Ukrainian second. This continued after he became the Soviet head of state.
Leonid Brezhnev, Khrushchev’s successor in 1964, came from Ukraine, yet he also demanded the primacy of Russia within the Soviet Union. The two following leaders, Konstantin Chernenko and Mikhail Gorbachev, although both born in Russia, also had Ukrainian roots. But the power of Russia still held.
This finally changed when the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s. Small Russia was no longer seen as small — or even Russia for that matter. Boris Yeltsin’s government eased its claims on Ukraine and other former Soviet republics.
Since Putin came to power in 2000, however, he has increasingly acted in the traditions of a Big Brother. In 2004 he tried to influence Ukrainian politics through a then-unsuccessful installment of Yanukovich. He was more successful at manipulating the new nation’s oil and gas prices though.
Yet, oddly, when libs bring up villains, it's always republicans, never Lenin, Stalin, Castro, Mao, etc.
Lil Olive Breasted Girl

Buffalo, NY

#1083866 Feb 20, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
The Fifth Column is loathe to speak of Animal Farm. They are the Pigs.
You mean'a THIS George Orwell, comrade?

"Ho visto cose meravigliose e finalmente davvero credere nel socialismo, che non ho mai fatto prima." George Orwell

Do'a your homework. Stop tryin'a to be'a intellectual'a when you'a are nothin'a close.
Lil Olive Breasted Girl

Buffalo, NY

#1083867 Feb 20, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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Yet, oddly, when libs bring up villains, it's always republicans, never Lenin, Stalin, Castro, Mao, etc.
You'a poor little'a guy, Lenin, Stalin, Castro, Mao, they all'a republicans. See George Orwell who despised totalitarianism and fascism. Anna what is modern republicanism but'a totalitarianism anna fascism? Si? Now getta outta the way so we can see to shoot'a the Chamber members...
Lil Olive Breasted Girl

Buffalo, NY

#1083868 Feb 20, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
Where did the "honest" "liberal" wood dick go?
Baawwaaahhhh!!!!
I ran him off again!
He can't answer a simple question honestly.
Typical liberal, just like the rest of them here!
Howdy, Dumb Dave. Dumbest of them all.
Hows'a the porch'a doin'?
Lil Olive Breasted Girl

Buffalo, NY

#1083869 Feb 20, 2014
The apartament'a onna Central Park West'a? I believe'a inna you, how'a could'a anybody'a know any more'a about'a lyin' than'a you?
Yosemite Samma

Buffalo, NY

#1083871 Feb 20, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
Where did the "honest" "liberal" wood dick go?
Baawwaaahhhh!!!!
I ran him off again!
He can't answer a simple question honestly.
Typical liberal, just like the rest of them here!
Howdy, Dumb Dave. Dumbest of them all.
Non credo si possa scappare uno scoiattolo a terra
Yosemite Samma

Buffalo, NY

#1083872 Feb 20, 2014
You know, I seen'a Michelle Bachmann naked once, anna since she gotta the 47 children I imagine'a a lotta other guys have'a too. It'a not pretty.
Yosemite Samma

Buffalo, NY

#1083873 Feb 20, 2014
It was'a inna the Ladies Room atta the Savoy Hilton. Anna when'a I realized where'a I was, I just'a grabbed her labia anna covered'a my eyes.
Yosemite Samma

Buffalo, NY

#1083874 Feb 20, 2014
I was'a halfway outta the door before'a I remembered to letta go.
new yawk

Buffalo, NY

#1083875 Feb 20, 2014
You're not gonna get away with this, mister. Don't think I'm gonna roll over for you just becau.... WHOA! GODDAM! STOP IT, STOP IT!!! YOU'RE NOT PUTTIN' THAT THING IN ME... LA LLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA......
new yawk

Buffalo, NY

#1083876 Feb 20, 2014
(smoking a cigarette lazily...) Say, um, what'd you say your name was again...?
ptbw forever

Dallas, TX

#1083877 Feb 20, 2014
Lil Olive Breasted Girl wrote:
The apartament'a onna Central Park West'a? I believe'a inna you, how'a could'a anybody'a know any more'a about'a lyin' than'a you?
il mio vero nome è Waxman. mi chiamano waxballs. Io vivo in un penthouse vista parco centrale. Soffio asini in fattoria dietro l'istituzione risiedo a quando non sono nel mio attico! mi carica gli altri residenti che vi abitano 3.00 $ a guardare me.è abbastanza redditizio!
GOPidiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1083878 Feb 20, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
I have read the book, and every word of that article was absolutely accurate.
Did the comparisons hit too close to home? Or did you just skip over them afraid to read them?
It's from some nutball Tea Turd blog.
What hits home is how stupid and gullible you are.
Have you EVER been right, EVER?
new yawk

Buffalo, NY

#1083879 Feb 20, 2014
Me? No, I didn't shave it, silly. I just burned it off with a rolled up newspaper...

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1083880 Feb 20, 2014
Lil Olive Breasted Girl wrote:
Sai, molti anni fa mia madre è stato mangiato da un maiale nel cortile. Papa non ci ha detto così siamo cresciuti pensando che era scappata con uno zingaro che ha fatto la pancetta migliore che abbiamo mai avuto.
Que, que? No comprendo.
GOPidiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1083881 Feb 20, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
We're in a very different battle this time. Most definitely. The progressives have succeeded in making their communistic-leading ideology attractive to the weak and vulnerable.
Their ideology, propaganda and lies have to be defeated in the next two elections. It's now or never.
For you, never.
NuculurNUTsurpri Zed

Satellite Beach, FL

#1083882 Feb 20, 2014
Not Surprized wrote:
<quoted text>
Do da posts below ring a familiar note with you, dolt?
Flashback to 2008......
NOT SURPRIZED THE LURKIN OBAMABOT WHO WANTS TO BORE EVERYONE TO DEATH WITH MY OLD CRAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPP wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes you are with actual proof of what a psychotic POS you are. The more things change the more they stay the same, hm STALKER. Same azzhole different ids. There's plenty more where these came from as well as your Billy Cartah responses in other peoples posts. NOT SURPRIZED wrote:
<quoted text> So PATRICK N ANGELA, you were trolling the internet looking for her out of concern? Forgive me, I misunderstood. Is that why all your posts on that particular subject were removed? And then some? What you are doing is called backpedaling. Do it till your hearts content. Doesn't change it. It's called stalking and you were doing it. Twenty some odd posts aren't removed because they are posts or concern.
NOT SURPRIZED wrote:
<quoted text> Your intentions seem admirable but it's odd that you seem to be the only one that trolled the internet looking and trying to find information about who she is. And then posted it for all to see. Was that one of your alter egos that did that ? Temporary lapse of reason? So much for concern. And dignity.
NOT SURPRIZED wrote:
<quoted text> Tell it to Topix Moderators as they are the ones who removed your posts not I. Seems they know not how to think as well.
NOT SURPRIZED wrote:
<quoted text>
It wasn't just some posts that were removed. It was the whole shebang - the entire Waxman persona. Along with a bonus? Seems Mr. Wormer has left the room as well.
Let's see. Naive? Yep. Better than spending time stalking, harassing, denigrating, and not having a single point of view other than hate.
I would bet that jaundiced eyeballs are now fully focused on his remaining self.
NOT SURPRIZED wrote:
<quoted text>
Stop being obsessed Kathy. I found you dumpy and stupid. I really have no interest in conversing with you. Sorry, but I'm not really interested in you.
NOT SURPRIZED wrote:
<quoted text>
Sweetie - if that was you showing no interest then what do you do when you're interested? Most of those deleted posts were directed at me (which I couldn't understand because I'm not all that important).
Have you left yet?
NOT SURPRIZED wrote:
<quoted text> Obviously a disturbed individual. He's been at this stalking business over a week now. Can't imagine what his agenda is. Changing his name,,frenzied post judging, judging his own posts and stalking women posters on this forum. Not good. How many times has he said he was leaving now? Just can't tear himself away. Compulsive stalker . Claims to be a history buff!!!
Not Surprized! LOL
Pepe

Oklahoma City, OK

#1083883 Feb 20, 2014
harmonious wrote:
<quoted text>
Que, que? No comprendo.
It say: You know, many years ago my mother was eaten by a pig in the yard. Papa did not tell us so we grew up thinking that she had run away with a gypsy who had made the best bacon we'd ever had.
Pepe

Oklahoma City, OK

#1083884 Feb 20, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
<quoted text>
il mio vero nome è Waxman. mi chiamano waxballs. Io vivo in un penthouse vista parco centrale. Soffio asini in fattoria dietro l'istituzione risiedo a quando non sono nel mio attico! mi carica gli altri residenti che vi abitano 3.00 $ a guardare me.è abbastanza redditizio!
Atsa my boy...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1083885 Feb 20, 2014
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Old Major was a horse whose heroism was a reflection of many. I think I could die happy if just once you got something right...never gonna' happen.
How do you make it through each day of your life without stepping in front of traffic?

You probably think Jack And The Beanstalk was about gay sex and Brave New World was about poetry and drug dependency.

If you got any shallower in your cognizance, you'd be crawling on vegetables in the garden.

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