Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1746301 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1094189 Mar 9, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Why don't you just leave America? Your kind really isn't wanted here.
yeah, white Christians not wanted in Obamaland....

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1094191 Mar 9, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
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You can't get into the army or the marines with an IQ of 70.
FACT: In 2005, the US Army Lowerd Recruiting Standards Due To Iraq.

"WASHINGTON — Facing recruiting shortages brought on by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army has decided to accept a greater number of recruits who score near the bottom of military aptitude tests, according to the secretary of the Army.

Coming off a recruiting year in which the Army fell short of its goal of 80,000 active-duty soldiers, Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey announced that the Army would allow up to 4% of its recruiting class to be Category IV recruits -- those who scored between the 16th and 30th percentile (below 92) in the battery of aptitude tests that the Defense Department gives to all potential military personnel.(This comes after relaxed restrictions against high-school drop-outs.)

The Army until now allowed no more than 2% of its recruiting class to be from the Category IV level, fearing that letting too many low-achieving recruits into the Army might dilute the quality of the nation's largest military branch."

"The Army already allows more Category IV troops to join the National Guard than it does the active duty ranks." (THAT EXPLAINS HOW BUSH WAS ACCEPTED)

Harvey said the Army would also ease the service's requirement that at least 67% of every recruiting class be made up of recruits who scored in the top half (50th percentile or above) on the aptitude tests. The new threshold would be 60%, Harvey said, in accordance with Defense Department benchmarks."

http://articles.latimes.com/2005/oct/04/natio...
DEMidiots

Satellite Beach, FL

#1094193 Mar 9, 2014
Incognito wrote:
<quoted text>
Can't be a filthy lying tea bag racist without lying.
Barack Hussein Obama: "Lie of the Year" ... LOL
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1094194 Mar 9, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yet we have done very little in that war...outside of making putin back down in his own backyard and rid the world of more CWs...
you call that afailure, but then you lie about what the whole world knows happened...
do you deny that the US is/was providing assistance to the Syrian rebels???...

Since: Feb 14

Waukesha, WI

#1094195 Mar 9, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
no government assistance or bailout...and minimal family assistance....
took over a failing company and made it a success....
Hey, just like Solyndra, ECOtality, Abound Solar, Fisker...!
Alabama Papa loves Slash

Buffalo, NY

#1094196 Mar 9, 2014
Alabama Mamma Is Trash wrote:
Grow up and Get lost - You impostor.
<quoted text>
You first!
Alabama Mammi Is Trash

Buffalo, NY

#1094197 Mar 9, 2014
"what would dealings on this issue look like"?

They'd look like you. Blissfully and Arrogantly stupid.

Too late for him to shout. The tears of a clown come to mind though.
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what would successful dealings on this issue look like?
shout for a life preserver when you realize you re over your head....

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1094198 Mar 9, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The concentration of income at the very top of the distribution rose to levels last seen more than 80 years ago (during the “Roaring Twenties”)."
Distribution? I believe it is called working for it. Something a libtard wouldn't understand.
By the way, did it ever cross your mind that in the 70's the true beginning of the global market was underway and those at the top were no longer running just a local company but a worldwide one? While regulations and taxes were driving these same companies overseas? Libtards have no clue how economies work! That is why they screw it up everything they try to 'fix' it.
Has it ever occurred to you that this global model, the pinnacle of capitalism success has fundamental flaws. Like the Apple's and Google's of this world setting up tax havens offshore in every country they operate in to avoid tax. Including more importantly their own home country. So who benefits from the success of any corporate multinational, only the share holders and a few hanger's on. In otherwords that is one example of why the wealth shifted to the 1 % er's and if you go back 50-60 years that same wealth was shared by 70% of the population. That is a pretty dramatic shift in your Republican model of success and Reagan's trickle down effect.(LOL) Yet you say trying to address that taxation black hole will only make it worse totally ignoring the current state of play. Like Apple where they make billion$ in countries like Ireland paying virtually no tax and peanuts profit in America where they do the same. Explain how that success benefits the country as a whole, or any other corporate flyer. Would you call them true patriots like yourself, or do you continue to peddle this BS line about taxes and regulations as the cause. LOL

Since: Feb 14

Waukesha, WI

#1094199 Mar 9, 2014
¨Twenty-two out of the 26 projects funded through the Section 1705 program were rated “junk” level investments. Yet, they were given millions in taxpayer dollars. To date, only four of the projects have been completed and three of the companies receiving Section 1705 loan guarantees have already gone bankrupt. Several other recipients, including SoloPower and the Spanish company Abengoa Solar, are in the process of laying off workers, selling off equipment, and are not paying contractors for services provided.¨
Alabama Papa loves Slash

Buffalo, NY

#1094201 Mar 9, 2014
Alabama Mamma Is Trash wrote:
Yeah, from all that play you couldn't snag yesterday ...
Begging for attention from ... Anyone.
Turned yourself into a contortionist.
Stay dizzy, you Alabama fatty !!!
<quoted text>
Eat my shorts, Gorilla penis.

Since: Feb 14

Waukesha, WI

#1094202 Mar 9, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
do you deny that the US is/was providing assistance to the Syrian rebels???...
The US government has lost the world’s respect.

When Obama calls on the world to wage war on Syria, the world says “no thank you.” When the US orders its Syrian rebel mercenaries to go to Geneva, the mercenaries refuse.

When the US orders its “good mercenaries”(the Free Syrian Army) to disavow the “bad mercenaries”(the al-Qaeda Takfiris) neither pays any attention. And when it orders the “good mercenaries” to join the so-called Syrian National Coalition, they laugh in America’s face.

Another band of mercenaries that has lost respect for its American paymasters is the Egyptian army. The new Pharaoh of Egypt, General al-Sisi, is ignoring pathetic whimpers about human rights and democracy emanating from Washington, DC. Al-Sisi, who hails from a Moroccan Jewish background and is rumored to be an Israeli agent, continues to butcher peaceful protestors as he establishes a dictatorship whose viciousness and autocracy are far beyond anything Mubarak ever dreamed of.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/21/33047... ...
Alabama Papa loves Slash

Buffalo, NY

#1094203 Mar 9, 2014
Alabama Mammi Is Trash wrote:
"what would dealings on this issue look like"?
They'd look like you. Blissfully and Arrogantly stupid.
Too late for him to shout. The tears of a clown come to mind though.
<quoted text>
Funny, I saw your name and was thinking about the old Carter Family country favorite, "The Balls of a Mosquito."
Alabama Papa loves Slash

Buffalo, NY

#1094204 Mar 9, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>if you were aware of the goings on in the real world, you would know that most women like to work..
i understand how this concept it foreign to you....
Don't go here, pal, you're just opening the barn door for them...(republicans, not women...) This is on a par with the observation that "many of my best friends are black." No they're not, don't be stoopid.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1094205 Mar 9, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>by both syria and putin doing exactly what we wanted?
is it easy for you to lie to yourself like this? do you have any mirrors in your house?
"exactly"? Hardly. I don't know where you get your information, but you need new sources.

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""Nearly one third of Syria's chemical weapons material has now been removed or destroyed," said Sigrid Kaag, who heads the disarmament mission, which is a joint effort between the U.N. and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Damascus has already missed previous target deadlines from last December and February to hand over the weapons for destruction ahead of the final June 30 deadline."
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"The U.S. State Department said on Friday that Syria is at risk of missing a June 30 deadline for disposing of chemical weapons"
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"Syria has declared fewer chemical-weapons sites than U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies believe it has, U.S. and other Western officials said on Friday, hours before the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution for the destruction of the arsenal.

The Syrian government declared a week ago to international inspectors that it had just over 30 chemical-weapons sites—including some that are mobile—though the U.S. and Israel believe it has 50-plus sites, the U.S. and other Western officials said."
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according to you, the US wants Syria not only to under report its cw stockpile, but to also miss deadline after deadline in handing over its disclosed cws. Does Obama know you speak for his administration?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1094206 Mar 9, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
FACT: In 2005, the US Army Lowerd Recruiting Standards Due To Iraq.
"WASHINGTON — Facing recruiting shortages brought on by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army has decided to accept a greater number of recruits who score near the bottom of military aptitude tests, according to the secretary of the Army.
Coming off a recruiting year in which the Army fell short of its goal of 80,000 active-duty soldiers, Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey announced that the Army would allow up to 4% of its recruiting class to be Category IV recruits -- those who scored between the 16th and 30th percentile (below 92) in the battery of aptitude tests that the Defense Department gives to all potential military personnel.(This comes after relaxed restrictions against high-school drop-outs.)
The Army until now allowed no more than 2% of its recruiting class to be from the Category IV level, fearing that letting too many low-achieving recruits into the Army might dilute the quality of the nation's largest military branch."
"The Army already allows more Category IV troops to join the National Guard than it does the active duty ranks." (THAT EXPLAINS HOW BUSH WAS ACCEPTED)
Harvey said the Army would also ease the service's requirement that at least 67% of every recruiting class be made up of recruits who scored in the top half (50th percentile or above) on the aptitude tests. The new threshold would be 60%, Harvey said, in accordance with Defense Department benchmarks."
http://articles.latimes.com/2005/oct/04/natio...
lower standards are to accommodate women and minorities....
Alabama Mammi Is Trash

Buffalo, NY

#1094207 Mar 9, 2014
The dumbing down of America ...

Test Scores have been lowered on: SATs, Police and Fire Department, and now Military.

If the scores were lowered to fill a shortage, as your post states, that's unfortunate and could prove detrimental.

However, I know the SATs, Police and Fire Department Test Scores/Standards were lowered to accommodate minorities < some being Women >, and I don't agree with it.

Can't pull a body out of a burning building if you have to pull a female fire fighter to safety because she can't pull her own body weight, let alone anothers'.
Same with The Military and The Police Force. Carry/Pull your OWN weight first.

And lowering IQ Test Scores for anybody's accommodation ... If one can't pass the Tests, they don't get the job. Period.
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
FACT: In 2005, the US Army Lowerd Recruiting Standards Due To Iraq.
"WASHINGTON — Facing recruiting shortages brought on by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army has decided to accept a greater number of recruits who score near the bottom of military aptitude tests, according to the secretary of the Army.
Coming off a recruiting year in which the Army fell short of its goal of 80,000 active-duty soldiers, Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey announced that the Army would allow up to 4% of its recruiting class to be Category IV recruits -- those who scored between the 16th and 30th percentile (below 92) in the battery of aptitude tests that the Defense Department gives to all potential military personnel.(This comes after relaxed restrictions against high-school drop-outs.)
The Army until now allowed no more than 2% of its recruiting class to be from the Category IV level, fearing that letting too many low-achieving recruits into the Army might dilute the quality of the nation's largest military branch."
"The Army already allows more Category IV troops to join the National Guard than it does the active duty ranks." (THAT EXPLAINS HOW BUSH WAS ACCEPTED)
Harvey said the Army would also ease the service's requirement that at least 67% of every recruiting class be made up of recruits who scored in the top half (50th percentile or above) on the aptitude tests. The new threshold would be 60%, Harvey said, in accordance with Defense Department benchmarks."
http://articles.latimes.com/2005/oct/04/natio...
Alabama Papa loves Slash

Buffalo, NY

#1094209 Mar 9, 2014
In_Cold_Blood wrote:
<quoted text>
The US government has lost the world’s respect.
It's true, but your theory as to "why" it's true, leaves a lot to be desired. As I visit other countries, play pool in Finland, chase girls in Danmark... the one word you can absolutely count on world citizens using to describe america even when they don't speak English... is, "cowboy." They don't all say it scathingly or derisively... more often than not they say it happily, crazily, as if they were trying to connect to you on the basis of how big your clown shoes and nose were. Sometimes they put on a really serious face and pretend to shoot imaginary six guns in the air like you might imagine John Belushi doing were he trying to intimidate Gary Cooper in "Getting High Noon." We aren't clowns to the rest of the world because of Barack Obama, we're clowns to them because they assume we are all retarded and try and solve every problem by shooting at it. Check it out, I'll wait...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1094210 Mar 9, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>if you were aware of the goings on in the real world, you would know that most women like to work..
i understand how this concept it foreign to you....
Get of Topix and pick up a newspaper already!

"84% of working women told ForbesWoman and TheBump that staying home to raise children is a financial luxury they aspire to.

What’s more, more than one in three resent their partner for not earning enough to make that dream a reality."
Incognito

Orlando, FL

#1094211 Mar 9, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
FACT: In 2005, the US Army Lowerd Recruiting Standards Due To Iraq.
"WASHINGTON — Facing recruiting shortages brought on by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army has decided to accept a greater number of recruits who score near the bottom of military aptitude tests, according to the secretary of the Army.
Coming off a recruiting year in which the Army fell short of its goal of 80,000 active-duty soldiers, Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey announced that the Army would allow up to 4% of its recruiting class to be Category IV recruits -- those who scored between the 16th and 30th percentile (below 92) in the battery of aptitude tests that the Defense Department gives to all potential military personnel.(This comes after relaxed restrictions against high-school drop-outs.)
The Army until now allowed no more than 2% of its recruiting class to be from the Category IV level, fearing that letting too many low-achieving recruits into the Army might dilute the quality of the nation's largest military branch."
"The Army already allows more Category IV troops to join the National Guard than it does the active duty ranks." (THAT EXPLAINS HOW BUSH WAS ACCEPTED)
Harvey said the Army would also ease the service's requirement that at least 67% of every recruiting class be made up of recruits who scored in the top half (50th percentile or above) on the aptitude tests. The new threshold would be 60%, Harvey said, in accordance with Defense Department benchmarks."
http://articles.latimes.com/2005/oct/04/natio...
Great news for the topix tea baggers! "So.......you mean there's a chance!"
TSM

United States

#1094213 Mar 9, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what would successful dealings on this issue look like?
shout for a life preserver when you realize you re over your head....
We already see what it looks like... Putin ruling the Roost!!

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