Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1420435 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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Patrick n Angela

United States

#1084606 Feb 22, 2014
Here in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, the most important thing coming out of a congress of pro-Yanukovych politicians is the sentiment that they don't want Ukraine to split but to remain united.

Kharkiv's regional governor, Mikhaylo Dobkin, told the meeting of MPs from predominantly Russian-speaking areas of eastern Ukraine and Crimea : "We're not preparing to break up the country. We want to preserve it."

However, they have refused to recognise developments in the national parliament. They are calling "fascist" those who have taken power in Kiev, and do not want armed fighters to come to their towns.

In a resolution they determined to "take responsibility for safeguarding the constitutional order, legality, citizens' rights and their security on our territories".

Near the sports palace where the congress is taking place, there is a big rally of thousands of people in support of Kiev's opposition protesters. But power has shifted in Kiev and the authorities' mood here has changed with it.

Previously, the demonstrators were beaten and dispersed. But now they are being protected by police from several hundred pro-Russians who are shouting at them.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1084607 Feb 22, 2014
Patrick n Angela wrote:
Here in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, the most important thing coming out of a congress of pro-Yanukovych politicians is the sentiment that they don't want Ukraine to split but to remain united.
Kharkiv's regional governor, Mikhaylo Dobkin, told the meeting of MPs from predominantly Russian-speaking areas of eastern Ukraine and Crimea : "We're not preparing to break up the country. We want to preserve it."
However, they have refused to recognise developments in the national parliament. They are calling "fascist" those who have taken power in Kiev, and do not want armed fighters to come to their towns.
In a resolution they determined to "take responsibility for safeguarding the constitutional order, legality, citizens' rights and their security on our territories".
Near the sports palace where the congress is taking place, there is a big rally of thousands of people in support of Kiev's opposition protesters. But power has shifted in Kiev and the authorities' mood here has changed with it.
Previously, the demonstrators were beaten and dispersed. But now they are being protected by police from several hundred pro-Russians who are shouting at them.
Till it gets to Sevestopol and the UKR Navy vs the USSR fleets-and pipeline leases anyway.

Patrick.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1084608 Feb 22, 2014
and we won't even mention Chernobyl tourism.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1084609 Feb 22, 2014
Fox News contributor slams conservatives for downplaying Ted Nugent’s behavior

Fox News contributor Bernard Goldberg accused both conservatives and liberals on Friday of harboring double standards when it came to downplaying vulgar comments by their political favorites, while repudiating rocker Ted Nugent’s history during an interview with colleague Megyn Kelly.

“This a story, Megyn, about monumental and despicable hypocrisy by liberal media and — and– conservative media,” Goldberg told Kelly.“If a conservative like, let’s say Sarah Palin, is slimed by, let’s say, Bill Maher, what happens? Liberals, they play down the story. They don’t care about it. Conservatives are rightly outraged, but liberals aren’t. But when a liberal like the President of the United States is called a ‘subhuman mongrel,’ what happens then? Conservatives in the media — virtually, if not literally, until this show, anyway — ignore that story, too.”

Both Goldberg and Kelly expressed skepticism regarding Nugent’s non-apology on Friday, which the conservative rock star said was “not necessarily to the president, but on behalf of much better men than myself.” Nugent had become a point of criticism for Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, who accepted Nugent as a surrogate but then refused to take questions about his behavior.

“The story is about the politicians who choose to campaign with him,” Kelly told Goldberg, adding that she has contacted Abbott’s campaign multiple times for an interview. In response, Goldberg agreed with Kelly that that line of questioning was fair game.

“This fake moral outrage you have on either side — that’s all it is, it’s fake,” Goldberg told Kelly.“They only care when they slime somebody on your team. They don’t care when you slime somebody on the other team.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/21/fox-new...
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1084610 Feb 22, 2014
in the real world

Ukraine protests: end nears for Viktor Yanukovych despite concessions
President's election promise may not be enough to satisfy protesters after violence leaves dozens dead

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych signalled concessions to the street campaign seeking to topple him, agreeing to early presidential elections, the quick formation of a coalition government with the opposition, and ruling out a state of emergency after the worst bloodshed the country has seen in almost 23 years of independence.

A marathon negotiation that went through the night, non-stop for 20 hours, resulted in settlement terms aimed at ending a three-month stand-off between Yanukovych's administration and tens of thousands of street protesters occupying central Kiev.

The confrontation exploded this week into pitched battles between riot police and opposition that turned central Kiev into a war zone, with the police resorting to widespread use of live ammunition for the first time, leaving at least 77 dead within 72 hours. The escalation shocked the country and the international community, raising fears of a descent into deeper conflict.

Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, spoke of Ukraine veering towards "civil war", while Radek Sikorski, his Polish counterpart, warned that Yanukovych was on the brink of declaring martial law. Both were in Kiev, with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German foreign minister, to mediate the terms of the compromise aimed at pulling Ukraine back from the edge of the abyss.

Yanukovych agreed to early presidential elections by December at the latest. That, however, is only three or four months before the next scheduled ballot. It remains unclear whether he will survive in office another 10 months. A trio of the main opposition leaders agreed to those terms and won backing from the organisers of the mass protests focused on Kiev's central Independence Square, or Maidan.

But, with the opposing sides entrenched and highly polarised as seldom before as a result of this week's bloodshed, it was also not clear whether the core of the protesters, who have camped out in winter conditions for three months, would accept anything less than Yanukovych's resignation.

Yanukovych's position looks increasingly untenable. Parliament promptly moved to consolidate the agreement.

As up to dozen more deputies were said to have deserted Yanukovych's party, the legislators also went beyond the settlement terms and humiliated the president by approving moves to release his arch-rival and former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, from 30 months in jail.

Late on Friday night the US state department confirmed various reports that Yanukovych had left Kiev, but said it believed he had travelled to the city of Kharkiv in the east of the country "to shore up support there" rather than fleeing Ukraine as had been rumoured in some reports and on social media.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1084611 Feb 22, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>put a plastic bag over your head and then get back to us as to how not dangerous CO2 is...
Feed your pot plants pure oxygen, see what happens.
Patricangelily

Satellite Beach, FL

#1084612 Feb 22, 2014
Patrick n Angela wrote:
Here in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, the most important thing coming out of a congress of pro-Yanukovych politicians is the sentiment that they don't want Ukraine to split but to remain united.
Kharkiv's regional governor, Mikhaylo Dobkin, told the meeting of MPs from predominantly Russian-speaking areas of eastern Ukraine and Crimea : "We're not preparing to break up the country. We want to preserve it."
However, they have refused to recognise developments in the national parliament. They are calling "fascist" those who have taken power in Kiev, and do not want armed fighters to come to their towns.
In a resolution they determined to "take responsibility for safeguarding the constitutional order, legality, citizens' rights and their security on our territories".
Near the sports palace where the congress is taking place, there is a big rally of thousands of people in support of Kiev's opposition protesters. But power has shifted in Kiev and the authorities' mood here has changed with it.
Previously, the demonstrators were beaten and dispersed. But now they are being protected by police from several hundred pro-Russians who are shouting at them.
As you would say, this is your version of cut and "past" ... LOL
Patricangelily

Satellite Beach, FL

#1084613 Feb 22, 2014
Patrick n Angela wrote:
in the real world
Ukraine protests: end nears for Viktor Yanukovych despite concessions
President's election promise may not be enough to satisfy protesters after violence leaves dozens dead
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych signalled concessions to the street campaign seeking to topple him, agreeing to early presidential elections, the quick formation of a coalition government with the opposition, and ruling out a state of emergency after the worst bloodshed the country has seen in almost 23 years of independence.
A marathon negotiation that went through the night, non-stop for 20 hours, resulted in settlement terms aimed at ending a three-month stand-off between Yanukovych's administration and tens of thousands of street protesters occupying central Kiev.
The confrontation exploded this week into pitched battles between riot police and opposition that turned central Kiev into a war zone, with the police resorting to widespread use of live ammunition for the first time, leaving at least 77 dead within 72 hours. The escalation shocked the country and the international community, raising fears of a descent into deeper conflict.
Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, spoke of Ukraine veering towards "civil war", while Radek Sikorski, his Polish counterpart, warned that Yanukovych was on the brink of declaring martial law. Both were in Kiev, with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German foreign minister, to mediate the terms of the compromise aimed at pulling Ukraine back from the edge of the abyss.
Yanukovych agreed to early presidential elections by December at the latest. That, however, is only three or four months before the next scheduled ballot. It remains unclear whether he will survive in office another 10 months. A trio of the main opposition leaders agreed to those terms and won backing from the organisers of the mass protests focused on Kiev's central Independence Square, or Maidan.
But, with the opposing sides entrenched and highly polarised as seldom before as a result of this week's bloodshed, it was also not clear whether the core of the protesters, who have camped out in winter conditions for three months, would accept anything less than Yanukovych's resignation.
Yanukovych's position looks increasingly untenable. Parliament promptly moved to consolidate the agreement.
As up to dozen more deputies were said to have deserted Yanukovych's party, the legislators also went beyond the settlement terms and humiliated the president by approving moves to release his arch-rival and former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, from 30 months in jail.
Late on Friday night the US state department confirmed various reports that Yanukovych had left Kiev, but said it believed he had travelled to the city of Kharkiv in the east of the country "to shore up support there" rather than fleeing Ukraine as had been rumoured in some reports and on social media.
And even more of your cut and "past" ... LOL
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1084614 Feb 22, 2014
real world....

The Dangerous Desire To Take Sides In Other Nations’ Conflicts

....It is blindingly obvious that Americans generally support the rule of law, representative government, the rights to peaceably assemble, speak freely, and protest one’s government, and the principle that political legitimacy comes from the consent of the governed. That doesn’t mean that they are required to cheer on one side in an increasingly bitter and violent internal conflict in another country. Americans are not required to declare support for specific political movements in other countries to affirm principles that we have cherished for centuries, especially if a significant fraction of one of these movements values few or none of these things. We don’t need to endorse a protest movement in another country to “remember who we are,” and no one is likely to forget what we believe in if we choose not to wade into the middle of a foreign conflict that Americans don’t really understand in the first place. This has much more to do with an obsession to be “a nation with meaning” than it does with the pursuit of wisdom, prudence, or justice.

Noonan continues:

Just because it doesn’t seem there’s much you can do doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot you can say.

But that’s just wrong. Having a lot to say when there is no chance that it will be backed up by anything meaningful is just the sort of reckless loose talk that helps mislead people and gets even more people killed. If there isn’t much that the U.S. can do, a lot of talk will be perceived as the empty rhetoric that it is. It is at best useless, and at worst potentially harmful if it can be exploited by the other side of the conflict for propaganda purposes or used as a pretext for an even harsher crackdown.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Baawwaahhh

United States

#1084615 Feb 22, 2014
Patricangelily wrote:
<quoted text> As you would say, this is your version of cut and "past" ... LOL
And YES, some MORE words of wisdom from WAXTURD, TOPIX favorite world-class meshuggenah butt whole!!! Baawwaahhh!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1084616 Feb 22, 2014
Baawwaahhh wrote:
Where's Waxtard's cotillion of sockpuppets? Still recovering from last nights mud wrestling hoedown/throwdown? Sleeping off the late night gorge fest at ''Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard''? Making mayonnaise sandwiches to pig out on while they cruise the internet searching for more conspiracy theories to post on Topix. Yes, it's a productive life they lead. Baawwaahhh!
Waxman wanks off to the saturday morning cartoons. he told me the yellow power ranger was the one that made him the hottest...

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1084617 Feb 22, 2014
Patrick n Angela wrote:
<quoted text>
sciences...?
Yes....science it is....

got a problem...take it up with Rutgers...

"ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES

1. Fine Arts (e.g., Music, Art, Theater)
Goal = Aesthetic appreciation of the activity of creating inspiring things.
Method = Performing.

2. Humanities (e.g., Classics, English, History, Philosophy, Modern Languages)
Goal = Understanding the uniqueness of the human mind and spirit.
Method = Historical and Critical.

3. Social Sciences (e.g., Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology)
Goal = Explain, predict, and control human behavior.
Method = Empirical (Descriptive and Experimental).

Two divisions:
*General (generalized study of human actions):
Anthropology: study of the origin, culture, and development of people.
Psychology: study of the individual's mental processes and behavior.
Sociology: study of human beings in interdependence.
*Concrete (study of human actions defined by their ends):
Communication: study of how, why, and with what effect people use symbols.
Economics: study of the production, distribution, and consumption of commodities.
Political Science: study of human behavior in government and politics

4. Sciences (e.g., Life Sciences such as Botany, Biology, and Zoology; and Physical Sciences such as Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy)
Goal = Explain, predict, and control nature.
Method = Empirical (Descriptive and Experimental).

Three divisions:
*In physical sciences, functions are non-purposive; they are automatic and
indifferent.
*In Botany, functions are purposive; they sustain life, but without awareness.
*In Biology, functions are purposive; they sustain life, and neural systems give awareness of present (sense of well being) and memory of past.

5. Mathematics
Goal = Understand abstract relationships.
Method = Theoretical and Logical."

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~gusf/disciplines...
NuculurBaawwaahh hSurpriZe

Satellite Beach, FL

#1084618 Feb 22, 2014
Baawwaahhh wrote:
<quoted text>
And YES, some MORE words of wisdom from Baawwaahhh, TOPIX favorite world-class meshuggenah butt whole!!! Baawwaahhh!
Not Surprized! LOL
NuculurBaawwaahh hSurpriZe

Satellite Beach, FL

#1084619 Feb 22, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>I wank off to the saturday morning cartoons. I told myself the yellow power ranger was the one that made me the hottest...
Not Surprized! LOL

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1084620 Feb 22, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Waxman wanks off to the saturday morning cartoons. he told me the yellow power ranger was the one that made him the hottest...
It appears...

"woodTICK57" HAS GONE MILEY CYRUS...

he cashed in his cap and gown for the 'gangsta' lifestyle...
Baawwaahhh

United States

#1084621 Feb 22, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Waxman wanks off to the saturday morning cartoons. he told me the yellow power ranger was the one that made him the hottest...
That sad, vapid little ho-hum seems to have an odd and intense fascination with you. That's his m.o...He hones in on one poster like a laser and can't break the habit. You have him under your spell!! Lucky you. He's a demented POS.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1084622 Feb 22, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I wonder what happens when a governor beats a recall, but is still under suspicion for illegal activites???
One of those subpoenaed in the probe of Walkers campaign finance violations is the "Wisconsin Club for Growth which spent $9.1 million in support of Walker during the recall election. They are, of course, a 501©4 “social welfare” nonprofit....yet people still question why the IRS scrutinizes the applications politically motivated "nonprofits".

http://www.politicususa.com/2014/02/08/scott-...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1084623 Feb 22, 2014
The 44 Imaginary Things Ted Nugent Says Are Worse Than His Racist Comment

Ted Nugent spent much of the week in a feud with CNN and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and others after having called President Obama a "subhuman mongrel" in January.(This was widely perceived as racist because it is racist.) On a CNN radio show on Friday, Nugent apologized — but not before comparing his comments to 44 even-more-offensive things that he apparently believes Obama has done.

....Final score: Most of the things Nugent lists are not worse than the racist comments for which he has now apologized. The end.

http://www.thewire.com/politics/2014/02/44-im...
NuculurBaawwaahh hSurpriZe

Satellite Beach, FL

#1084624 Feb 22, 2014
Baawwaahhh wrote:
<quoted text>
My sad, vapid little ho-hum existance seems to have an odd and intense fascination with you. That's my m.o.. I hone in on one poster like a laser and can't break my habit. I have you under my spell!! Lucky you. I'm a demented POS.
Not Surprized! LOL

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1084625 Feb 22, 2014
Baawwaahhh wrote:
<quoted text>
That sad, vapid little ho-hum seems to have an odd and intense fascination with you. That's his m.o...He hones in on one poster like a laser and can't break the habit. You have him under your spell!! Lucky you. He's a demented POS.
classic psychopathic behavior...this man is one snap away from a bell tower with a rifle...

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