Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1759507 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: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#1091303 Mar 5, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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You are corect on the direct object. I probably typed that out of habit. I probably should have said additional descriptions of the object do not replace and become the object.
Then, after you are through squirming away from the fact that you are programmed to hate the Armed Forces of the United States, how about you cure your mental illness and accept the fact that the Armed Forces of the United States accomplished the mission they were ordered to undertake.
Let's review:
"...Our nation enters this conflict reluctantly -- yet, our purpose is sure. The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime....(adjectives added to complete the sentence, you moron.)
Can't you read and comprehend the written English language?
Let me help you. First, identify the subject of the sentence. Then, identify the verb. Then, identify the object. After you do this, you can determine what the sentence means in the written English language.
Subject: The people of the United States (and our friends and allies)
Verb: will not live (at the mercy of)
Object: an outlaw regime (adjectives added to describe outlaw regime)
Let's simplify that for the morons in the class.
The subject will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime. That is a complete sentence. Additional descriptions may be added to further identify the object. However, the object remains the object, and in the rules of English grammar, the descriptions do not replace the object and become the object.
So, let's go over this again.
The President of the United States ordered the Armed Forces of the United States (referencing the quote you provided) to remove Saddam Hussien from power in Iraq.
Mission accomplished.
Congratulate our Armed Forces. Tell them "mission accomplished".
I'm betting you're so indoctrinated with hatred of the Armed Forces of the United States, you cannot acknowledge fact.
Congratulate the Armed Forces of the United States on their mission accomplished. Post it.
Just disappear, fool, the sooner the better.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1091304 Mar 5, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, he's a real clown, Realtime.
Lt. Col. Ralph Peters spent ten years in Germany working in military intelligence. He later became a Foreign Area Officer specializing in the Soviet Union. He attended the Command and General Staff College. His last assignment was to the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence. He retired in 1998.
But Obama is a real hero. Right?
Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: "Men like to kill..... For many men, there is no more empowering act than taking a human life."

You can have him.
dem

United States

#1091305 Mar 5, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>Leave Lily out of this.
Nostrilfuckface for sure.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1091306 Mar 5, 2014
harmonious wrote:
<quoted text>
"Because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made a market for subprime mortgages the lenders did not have to worry about of the soundness of the mortgage contract they wrote."
"In the 1990's under the administration of Franklin Raines, a Clinton Administration appointee, Fannie Mae began to demand that the lending institutions that it dealt with prove that they were not redlining. This meant that the lending institutions would have to fulfill a quota of minority mortgage lending. This in turn meant that the lending agencies would have to lower their standards in terms of such things as down payments and the required incomes. "
Coerced loans created the mortgage disaster and the unavoidable implosion, of course the head guys had already sucked out tens of millions of dollars for themselves.
lol! Idiot.

So why are they paying Freddie and Fannie fines today?
dem

United States

#1091307 Mar 5, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Clinton Unveils breakthrough at NATO Summit.
http://news.google.com/newspapers...

Putin wasn't involved Woody--Ukraine, it should be remembered, was the third largest nuclear power in the world when it gained independence in 1991 from the former Soviet Union. Ukraine inherited as its share of the Soviet nuclear arsenal two thousand nuclear warheads and the means to deliver those warheads, both missiles and heavy bombers. That was a larger nuclear arsenal than was held by Great Britain, France, and China combined.

In 1994 Ukraine agreed under international pressure to divest itself of all nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees. In a "Memorandum on Security Assurances" signed in Budapest on December 5, 1994, by U.S. President Bill Clinton, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, and British Prime Minister John Major.
You tell em Jew kkkhunt

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1091308 Mar 5, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i know there are no messiahs. but you fools seem to talk of Putin as one...
no dear, you deny the irrefutable facts. i have proven this to be true time after time...you know it is true, i know it is true.
you have no credibility at all.
<cognitive dissonance>
<delusional>
M Stein

Jamaica, NY

#1091309 Mar 5, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>September of last year sonic???? ROTFLMAO--the world hates O'bama-laughs at him and then on top of that--no one trusts him. Funny isn't it? that Angela Merkel, a right wing Christian leader, says oh no--we will not support O'bama. I laugh at O'bama myself. He just can't get it together with administration of monkeys. Now we have Hillary Clinton comparing Putin to Hitler. She should be comparing O'bama to Hitler, the first thing every dictator does is force 'health care' on everyone.
I think it was Churchill that said:
"An appeaser usually has the gift of compressing the largest numbers of words into the small amount of thought.’” If that does not describe Obama, I'm not sure what would. That is all Obama is, words.

Obama is a talker, a community organizer, he organizes others to do something he himself can not, example actually be a Leader.

He lies, misinforms, misdirects, knows nothing by his own words, just look at the problems his administration has and he says he did not know until he read it in the paper or heard it on the news.

Here is a man who could not even lead a horse to water, and yet, he was elected President twice, how and why was this possible? Could it be the people, are that lost themselves, the media loves Obama so much, the liberals can twist things that well, the future of the Nation is at stake, and our great leader does not even know how to actually lead.

This "leading from behind" proves what a ZERO he is. If Putin seized D.C., Obama would be booking a golf date, skipping the national security meeting and planning a speech about inequality or raising the minimum wage, BECAUSE IT IS ALL ABOUT FAIRNESS.
dem

United States

#1091310 Mar 5, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>It's cool, dim. We no longer blame people for their actions. You get a pass for being congenitally disadvantaged and morally decrepit. You're the Uncle Joe of the Topix community.
You coming on to me, lady?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1091312 Mar 5, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
hiding facts? like the fact that right wing neo-nazis are leading the charge against the government?
Putin stopping Nazis, Moslems and homosexuals from corrupting another country. What a guy! why do all you liberals support the same corrupt entities in society.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1091313 Mar 5, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i didn't think ANYONE watched FOX Business.
and talk about a misnomer. that has to take the cake.
I watch it all the time. Especially Imus in the Morning. Best business network on TV.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1091314 Mar 5, 2014
dem wrote:
DB don't like to discuss his private life anymore ;-(
Tell us how much money you make washing african ball sacks....
dumdemsmama

Satellite Beach, FL

#1091315 Mar 5, 2014
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Just disappear, fool, the sooner the better.
Fake teacher illegitimate babymama cutting fake school again ... LOL
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1091316 Mar 5, 2014
Russia and Ukraine Have Bigger Problems Than Each Other

You may have missed it amid the ongoing drama in Ukraine, but Russia's central bank raised its main interest rate today to 7 percent from 5.5 percent -- the single biggest increase in Russian benchmark rates since the country desperately tried to retain foreign capital before the 1998 default. It's the Bank of Russia's latest attempt to arrest the decline of the ruble, which has lost 20 percent of its value against the euro since May as private investors pull their money out of the country.

Monetary tightening is a problem when the economy is weakening. Russia's stock index is down 11 percent on the news. Real gross domestic product growth has already slowed from 5.1 percent in 2011 to just over 1 percent in 2013. Car sales fell by 5.5 percent in 2013, despite the Russian government's introduction of subsidized auto loans.

If that weren't bad enough, European demand for natural gas -- about 30 percent of which comes from Russia -- has been steadily falling since 2010. Additional supply could come on line in the coming years from the U.S. and Israel at the same time as Russia expands its own production capacity. The net effect could be a glut that would lower prices and further reduce Russia's access to hard currency.

Meanwhile, world oil prices have been flat for years, while Russian production costs have rapidly increased. Some analysts think Putin's recent adventurism in Ukraine has been an attempt to distract his domestic constituents from these unpleasant economic prospects.

Ukraine's predicament also shouldn't obscure the slow-motion train wreck of its economy, which has been in and out of recession for years and arguably explains much of the recent political unrest. Ukrainian real income growth has badly lagged that of many post-Communist European states that started from similar levels, such as Slovakia, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. Many analysts blame botched privatizations, insufficient investment and an overvalued currency for this under-performance, although the root causes of those failings are probably extreme levels of corruption and an underdeveloped legal system.

One result has been a gaping current account deficit of more than 7 percent of GDP. Exports of steel and wheat have been insufficient to cover imports of Russian gas. And while Ukraine may contain large reserves of shale gas, eventually reducing its dependence on Russia, those reserves haven't been exploited by foreign companies because of rules limiting exports.

In lieu of payment at market prices, Russia often offers Ukraine discounted pricing on winter heat in exchange for diplomatic favors, such as the long-term lease that Russia signed for a naval base in the Crimean port of Sevastopol. Russia has also made low-interest loans to the Ukrainian government, although it isn't clear what would happen to them if Ukraine defaults on its debts. Presumably the U.S. and Europeans wouldn't want the International Monetary Fund to provide bailout funds that would go straight to the Kremlin.

These economic factors may not affect the short-term decisions of Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Western counterparts, but they may have a much greater impact on the future well-being of Ukrainians and Russians than saber rattling.

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-03...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1091317 Mar 5, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Idiot.
So why are they paying Freddie and Fannie fines today?
I hope you loosened up good this morning. Let's start you running away from the facts. You ran away from these facts all day yesterday.

The President of the United States ordered the Armed Forces of the United States (referencing the quote you provided) to remove Saddam Hussien from power in Iraq.
Mission accomplished.

Congratulate our Armed Forces. Tell them "mission accomplished".
I'm betting you're so indoctrinated with hatred of the Armed Forces of the United States, you cannot acknowledge fact.

Congratulate the Armed Forces of the United States on their mission accomplished. Post it.
Mission accomplished.

Unless acknowledging real world facts is beyond your capability to fight your programmed indoctrination....

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1091318 Mar 5, 2014
dem wrote:
I heard kvetch sucked a whole bag of dark dicks.
Ever think about sharing those drugs you're doing this morning? What kind of a party is this when everyone else has to sit around and watch you halucinate?

By the way....

The President of the United States ordered the Armed Forces of the United States to remove Saddam Hussien from power in Iraq.
Mission accomplished.

Congratulate our Armed Forces. Tell them "mission accomplished".
I'm betting you're so indoctrinated with hatred of the Armed Forces of the United States, you can't acknowledge fact.

Congratulate the Armed Forces of the United States on their mission accomplished. Post it.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1091319 Mar 5, 2014
Florida's leading Progressive Democrat, Alan Grayson, likes beating up on his Filipino mail-order-wife, Lolita.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1091320 Mar 5, 2014
Absurd Arguments About “Credibility” and the “Reset”

Arguments about the importance of “strength,”“resolve,” and “credibility” frequently hinge on the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. In this case, the argument goes, because Russia’s incursion in Ukraine came after the decision not to attack Syria, the latter must have somehow enabled the former. This takes for granted that a more aggressive Syria policy would have helped deter Russia from acting as it has, but this doesn’t even make superficial sense. Attacking Syria over strenuous Russian objections would have infuriated Moscow, and that would have made it even more likely to take the actions that it has in Ukraine. Insofar as Russia already blames the crisis in Ukraine on Western meddling, Western military intervention in Syria would have increased Russian hostility to “pro-Western” governments in its vicinity and stoked paranoia about Western intentions.

Hawks recite the mantra “weakness is provocative” with religious devotion, but over the last twenty years we know that Moscow has viewed Western shows of “strength” with great alarm. Hawks always assume that other governments act as they do because U.S.“weakness” permits or invites them to do so, but this is impossible to entangle from their general assumption that specific U.S. policies need to be more aggressive across the board. The possibility that other states perceive the U.S. as still being far too meddlesome and intrusive doesn’t occur to them because they are preoccupied with complaining about so-called “retreat.” Despite the fact that Russian action in Ukraine came in direct response to an “advance” by “pro-Western” forces, hawks discount that and look back to the Syrian episode because they think this validates the “retreat” argument. In so doing, they ignore what really seems to be motivating the Kremlin’s decision-making and substitute their own explanation.

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

'The possibility that other states perceive the U.S. as still being far too meddlesome and intrusive doesn’t occur to them'

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1091321 Mar 5, 2014
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Just disappear, fool, the sooner the better.
You are showing severe symptoms of cognitive dissonance. You can defeat your mental illness all by yourself. All that is necessary is for you to force yourself to acknowledge factual history. I'll help you. Here is an exercise that will eliminate your symptoms of cognitive dissonance. Do this every morning and your mental illness will disappear.

The President of the United States ordered the Armed Forces of the United States to remove Saddam Hussien from power in Iraq.
Mission accomplished.

Congratulate our Armed Forces. Tell them "mission accomplished".
I'm betting you're so indoctrinated with hatred of the Armed Forces of the United States, you cannot acknowledge fact.

Congratulate the Armed Forces of the United States on their mission accomplished. Post it.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1091322 Mar 5, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
hiding facts? like the fact that right wing neo-nazis are leading the charge against the government?
You, too, are showing severe symptoms of cognitive dissonance. I have a different exercise for you to do to cure your mental illness. Read carefully, and then answer the question at the end of the post.

...(ahem) Putin has already called Obama's bluff, moron. That is old news.
Moscow television is showing interviews with government officials of Crimea: a President, a Minister of Defense, a Foreign Minister, etc.
The governors of the Odessa and Kharkiv regions are shown giving statements they want to join the new country of Crimea.

Why do you think that so-called "news" network indoctrinating you is hiding these facts from you?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1091323 Mar 5, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Clinton Unveils breakthrough at NATO Summit.
http://news.google.com/newspapers...
Putin wasn't involved Woody--Ukraine, it should be remembered, was the third largest nuclear power in the world when it gained independence in 1991 from the former Soviet Union. Ukraine inherited as its share of the Soviet nuclear arsenal two thousand nuclear warheads and the means to deliver those warheads, both missiles and heavy bombers. That was a larger nuclear arsenal than was held by Great Britain, France, and China combined.
In 1994 Ukraine agreed under international pressure to divest itself of all nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees. In a "Memorandum on Security Assurances" signed in Budapest on December 5, 1994, by U.S. President Bill Clinton, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, and British Prime Minister John Major.
ummm..as the president of a country that signed teh agreement to protect ukraine, he is indeed involved...

try to think before you post.

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