Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459028 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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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1099975 Mar 19, 2014
Progressives find new....

Shiny object in California!!!!

"Jesse Jackson to highlight Silicon Valley’s scarcity of blacks and Latinos"

http://globalnews.ca/news/1216207/jesse-jacks...
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1099976 Mar 19, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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According to the GSS
"The General Social Survey (GSS) is one of NORC’s flagship surveys and our longest running project. The GSS started in 1972 and completed its 28th round in 2010. For the last third of a century the GSS has been monitoring social change and the growing complexity of American society. The GSS is the largest project funded by the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation. Except for the U.S. Census, the GSS is the most frequently analyzed source of information in the social sciences. "
http://www3.norc.org/GSS+Website/About+GSS/
they surveyed 1598 people in 1991 and 1998...
and found that "a higher percentage of Democrats than Republicans say it is acceptable to cheat with respect to taxes and government benefits."
Fried, J.(2008).'Democrats and Republicans--rhetoric and Reality: Comparing the Voters in Statistics and Anecdotes.' ALGORA : USA. Page 199.
I've seen a number of studies that suggest Fox viewers are the dumbest of all, although I'm not sure why one would need a study to determine that "FACT".
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1099977 Mar 19, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Debunked times 10__new name same Hartford moron.
He's so dumb; he probably thinks waterboarding is surfing!

Meanwhile back at the ranch:

President Barack Obama will speak about the economy on Thursday afternoon at Valencia College in Orlando, then head to Miami for fundraisers that include a $16,200-a-head Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event at the home of former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning.

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, helped organize the DCCC fundraiser, which will also feature House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and DCCC Chairman Steve Israel, D-N.Y.

The event’s $16,200 price tag includes a cocktail reception, photo opportunity and dinner.

http://www.postonpolitics.com/2014/03/obama-t...
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1099978 Mar 19, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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Are you telling us that calling an anonymous person a 'teabagger' is a sign of good mental health?
I would call that perceptive, or seeing the obvious. Which would be beyond the realm of possibility for baggers. Seeing the obvious I mean.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1099979 Mar 19, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Once again we're not talking about 1st Amendment rights. You have the right to practice whatever faith you choose and believe what you wish but it does not allow you to impose your beliefs on others by denying them equal rights under the law or discriminate against them in the marketplace.
Marriage has already evolved from being a system of virtual slavery where wives were property to where they are equal partners. Marriage is a civil contract that grants both rights and advantages as well as responsibilities. To deny certain citizens of these because of a religious bias violates the 14Th Amendment. The Supreme Court in Loving v Virginia ruled that marriage is a fundamental right under the Constitution. You don't get to decide what rights a person gets based either on religious or personal grounds.
FYI, the majority of the Justices who upheld a woman's right to choose were appointed by Republican presidents.
We're all subject to the laws of the state Carol and to the Constitution.
How did you ever graduate from college with such sloppy reasoning and logic?
...LOOKS like,...
PeedNaPot is coming out of the closet!

Adam 36

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#1099980 Mar 19, 2014
Remember when Joe Wilson said to Obama: "YOU LIE"

Obama: Enrolling in Obamacare Won't Lead to Deportations

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Obamacare-Hi...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1099981 Mar 19, 2014
ObammmieKKKare and the 'teaser' rate!!!

"Some insurers initially underpriced their policies to begin with, expecting to raise rates in the second year."

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-r...
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1099982 Mar 19, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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...LOOKS like,...
PeedNaPot is coming out of the closet!
As opposed to people like you who are never exposed to light. Stay in that closet Neanderthal.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1099983 Mar 19, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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I would call that perceptive, or seeing the obvious. Which would be beyond the realm of possibility for baggers. Seeing the obvious I mean.
So when you CALL someone a 'teabagger' it is a sign of overall good mental health?

Yes or no....
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1099984 Mar 19, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
I've seen a number of studies that suggest Fox viewers are the dumbest of all, although I'm not sure why one would need a study to determine that "FACT".
I am a social scientist....

Post them,....let's have a look!
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1099985 Mar 19, 2014
What could Florida do with $470 million extra dollars to spend?

That is the question Senate Democrats are asking now that they've calculated the state would have that money to spend if it accepted $51 billion federal Medicaid expansion dollars. They have answers, too, outlining this morning how they would spend the money.

A plan to use Medicaid expansion dollars to buy private insurance for poor Floridians was rejected by House Republicans last year. Two bills intended to reignite the issue during the 2014 session aren't going anywhere.

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florid...
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1099986 Mar 19, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Louisiana Public School Finds Out It Can't Force Christianity On Students
The complaint also alleged that the school hung pictures of Jesus from its walls, ran Bible verses across its digital message board and held prayers before many school events.
The consent decree issued Friday sought to address many of the allegations made by C.C. and his family, though the school district never admitted to any wrongdoing. Prayer at school events is now prohibited. School officials are not allowed to formally organize religious events. Teachers and other employees are prohibited from promoting religious beliefs in an official capacity.
The school district is instructed to notify all employees of the order, create a process for complaints to be addressed, and set up a training session to educate employees on the new policies. The court maintains jurisdiction to ensure the order is carried out. After 10 years, either party is permitted to ask the court to review whether the order need be continued.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/negree...
Christianity does not rule the roost. never has, never will.
Big money, powerful lobbying groups push Florida voucher proposal

TALLAHASSEE — Nearly 200 schoolchildren greeted Senate President Don Gaetz last month when he visited a Catholic school in Pensacola to get a firsthand look at the impact of Florida's controversial school voucher program.

Gaetz said he left St. John the Evangelist Catholic School convinced that the Florida Legislature should expand the program, which provides private-school scholarships to low-income children. But the fate of the proposed expansion is not riding on the power of persuasion from students, parents and teachers alone.

More powerful political forces are at work in Tallahassee.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/bi...
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1099988 Mar 19, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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As different as night and day. Denying a man to marry a woman of any color is discrimination based on race. It doesn't redefine the definition of marriage to include anyone who wants to claim that definition.
Gays are only the first in line. Polygamists and interfamily will follow - "I want to marry two women or my cousin, so who are you to deny me that right? Are you a bigot?"
Believe it.
Denying any citizen to enter into a civil marriage contract due to sexual orientation is also discrimination based on how someone was bornCarol.
As for polygamy you religio-fascists are going to find something else besides the Bible to argue against it. There's nothing in there that prohibits it. Personally if polygamy was consensual and a woman had the same right as a man to more than one husband, I don't really care.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1099989 Mar 19, 2014
Emeem wrote:
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Obama is the President of the United States of America. Unlike morons like you, many Patriots "take it personal" when idiots insult the POTUS.
that's scary. Did you order your brown shirt yet?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1099990 Mar 19, 2014
John Galt wrote:
Obamacare leaves Las Vegas man owing $407,000 in doctor bills
By JENNIFER ROBISON
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
The hospital bills are hitting Larry Basich’s mailbox.
That would be OK if Basich had health insurance. But he doesn’t.
Thing is, he should be covered. Basich, 62, bought a plan through the state’s Nevada Health Link insurance exchange in the fall. He’s been paying monthly premiums since November.
Yet the Las Vegan is stranded in a no-man’s-land where no carrier claims him, and his tab is mounting: Basich owes $407,000 for care received in January and February, when his policy was supposed to be in effect. Instead, he’s covered only for March and beyond.
Basich has begged for weeks for help from the exchange and its contractor, Xerox. But Basich’s insurance broker said Xerox seems more interested in lawyering up and covering its hide than in working out Basich’s problems. Nor is Basich the only client facing plan-selection errors through the exchange, she added.
Xerox, meanwhile, said it’s working every day to fix Basich’s problem, and its legal counsel is routine.
In the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and its insurance exchanges, you can find a success story for every failure. But Basich’s case is extreme.
WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?
Basich said he began trying to enroll on Oct. 1, the day the exchange website went live. Like many consumers, he fought technical flaws during multiple sign-up attempts. In mid-November he finally got through and chose his plan: UnitedHealthcare’s MyHPNSilver1.
“It was like reaching the third level of Doom,” Basich said of the torturous sign-up process.
Basich paid his first premium on Nov. 21, and within days the exchange withdrew the $160.77 payment from his money-market savings account. Because Basich paid a month before the Dec. 23 deadline, his coverage was to begin Jan. 1.
Weeks ticked by, but Basich received nothing to confirm he had insurance. Nevada Health Link kept telling him he was enrolled, but UnitedHealthcare said he wasn’t in their system.
Basich’s predicament went critical on Dec. 31, when he had a heart attack. His treatment, which included a triple bypass on Jan. 3, resulted in $407,000 in medical bills in January and February that no insurer is covering.
Basich and his insurance broker, Tamar Burch of Branch Benefits Consultants, said the issue appears to be confusion at the state exchange. Xerox’s system says Basich chose a plan from another insurer, Nevada Health CO-OP, even though Basich has paperwork that shows he selected MyHPNSilver1. In short, Xerox can’t seem to decide where Basich belongs, Burch said.
So the exchange is trying to compromise, putting Basich with Nevada Health CO-OP for January and February, when he incurred his bills, and with UnitedHealthcare from this month on. But CO-OP officials say Basich is not their member.
Nevada Health CO-OP CEO Tom Zumtobel told the exchange board on Feb. 27 that the nonprofit carrier spent seven days with Xerox determining Basich’s eligibility, only to find that Basich hadn’t chosen the group’s coverage.
“If he had picked our health plan, we would be advocating for a solution. But he didn’t pick us,” Zumtobel said.“We need someone on the board to advocate for him.”
Why have four months passed without a resolution?
“Xerox is truly out of their league. They need to understand they are an administrator, they are not an insurance company,” Burch said.“They need to understand their boundaries. They don’t understand this world. Everybody is at the mercy of Xerox, and they are not doing this right.”
watch how the left will attempt to destroy this guy.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#1099991 Mar 19, 2014
Nostrils Waxman wrote:
Clinton Goofs on Russian Translation, Tells Diplomat She Wants to 'Overcharge' Ties
Bawwaaahhh!!!!
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/03/06/cl...
Note to Democrat MORONS: When trying to improve ties with a former Cold War-era foe, check a dictionary.
Oh, yeah, big problem with a quote from '09...they were laughing about it for Christ's sake. God, Nostrils, you are really going down hill; maybe you shouldn't be running all those socks so stupidly.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1099992 Mar 19, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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No. Social engineering before turning the economy around and not letting a good crisis go to waste was the Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Emmanuel rule.
Sure Carol, keep repeating that lie. The Recovery and Reinvestment Act predated the Affordable Care Act by a year. The ACA isn't "social engineering stupid, it's an attempt to make sure that everyone gets health care coverage and doesn't allow big insurance to pick and choose who get's it or shirk out of paying when someone actually gets sick.
You're an idiot Carol!
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1099993 Mar 19, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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So when you CALL someone a 'teabagger' it is a sign of overall good mental health?
Yes or no....
Your questions are beginning to rival DB. Maybe you should address that question to the teabaggers since they named themselves. DUH.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1099994 Mar 19, 2014
Eman wrote:
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watch how the left will attempt to destroy this guy.
Didn't you read the article dumbazz? The guy did nothing wrong__the Nevada exchange had some problems__an attorney will tidy up the mess.

These sorts of problems have been routine among health insurance providers going way back.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1099995 Mar 19, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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It's documented somewhere. It's history. Probably on government websites. Look it up.
Reagan led us out of Carter's recession within two years.
If you think that's dumb hysteria, think again.
Trying to revise history again Carol? It was not a recession it was stagflation and began during the Nixon administration. Reagan didn't have anything to do with the economy's turn around stupid, it was the Fed who after getting inflation under control eased up on interest rates which in turn led to the upturn.
How did an idiot like you ever graduate from college?

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