Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1549514 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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Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1101104 Mar 20, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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The question for you is when did you ever just assume I smoked?
If people who drank wine became the new social outcasts, I'd stick up for them too.
Why aren't you sticking up for people who just want to smoke and are being treated like second-class citizens because they do?
Your halo is askew.
I wonder if his attitude would change if there were studies that showed that most smokers were black and/or Hispanic?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1101105 Mar 20, 2014
Those that don't agree with this please get our your check books and write that check...

"Households in the middle three income quintiles saw
their average tax rates fall by 6.6 percentage points over
the period, from 19.1 percent in 1979 to 12.5 percent
in 2010."

So a middle class'er should have enough resources and EDUCATION to lower his/her/family's 12.5 to 8 or 9 percent...and all legal....

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1101106 Mar 20, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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My daughter's health insurance tripled since Obamacare. Problem solved.
I think you are telling fibs here.

1) Your daughter, a college professor, turned down the supplied health insurance??? Really.

2) There is no way she was paying for family coverage as an individual buyer & that same coverage would triple on the exchanges.

There is something you are omitting here or you are a liar.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1101107 Mar 20, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Someone needs to remind these people what state they live in...
"3 LA City Councilmembers Launch Study to Determine If Fracking Caused Earthquake"
not to mention that most of their electric power is generated by burning natural gas....

Bethlehem, PA

#1101108 Mar 20, 2014
flack wrote:
White roofs, streets could curb global warming
Sep 17, 2008 by Lisa Zyga weblog
The idea of painting our roofs and roads white to offset global warming is not new, but a recent study has calculated just how significantly white surfaces could impact greenhouse gas emissions. Last week, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley presented their study at California's annual Climate Change Research Conference in Sacramento.
If the 100 largest cities in the world replaced their dark roofs with white shingles and their asphalt-based roads with concrete or other light-colored material, it could offset 44 metric gigatons (billion tons) of greenhouse gases, the study shows. That amounts to more greenhouse gas than the entire human population emits in one year, according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times. The strategy could also offset the growth in carbon dioxide emissions, which account for about 75% of greenhouse gases, for the next 10 years.
The reason for white is simple: white reflects the sun´s rays more than black does. The study´s coauthor, LBNL physicist Hashem Akbari, explained that it takes about 10 square meters of white roof to offset 1 metric ton of carbon dioxide. In warm climates, white roofs have the additional benefit of lowering the cost of air conditioning by up to 20% in hot months.
It´s this second reason of reduced cooling costs that prompted the state of California to require in 2005 that flat-roofed commercial buildings have white roofs. In 2009, the state will require that new and retrofitted residential and commercial, with both flat and sloped roofs, be installed with heat-reflective roofing. The requirements are part of California´s energy-efficient building code.
Globally, roofs account for about 25% of the surface of most cities, and pavement accounts for about 35%. Even without cutting industrial pollution from current levels, installing white roofs and pavements could offset more than 10 years of emissions growth, according to the conference data.
Economically, the scientists estimate that white roofs and roads could save billions of dollars per year in reduced carbon dioxide emissions. Besides offsetting global warming and reducing cooling costs, white surfaces offer a third benefit: they could cool a city by a few degrees, which dramatically reduces smog.
The LBNL physicists plan to work with the United Nations to persuade the world´s major tropical and temperate cities to adopt white roofing and pavement strategies.
Akbari, along with coauthors Surabi Menon of LBNL and California Energy Commissioner Arthur Rosenfield, will publish the study, called "Global Cooling: Increasing Worldwide Urban Albedos to Offset CO2," in an upcoming issue of the journal Climate Change.
2008, way to keep everyone up to date.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1101109 Mar 20, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>American company located what could be debris from the Malay 777 in the middle of no fn place. Oh Myyyy!!!
boring version from the disaster of ObamaKKKare....

United States

#1101110 Mar 20, 2014
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>This might work if we didn't have such a large population of non taxpaying people.
Like Romney.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1101111 Mar 20, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, how dare a president try and fix something that has way to long been ignored, and then to top it off by showing concern for the less fortunate. And then for the Republicans to come to grips with having to pull their collective heads out of the azz of healthcare industries. Heaven forbid. How dare a president try and pass responsible gun control, then to beat it all want to raise the minimum wage to help maintain a decent living. And to further complicate matters actually expect women to get paid the same as men. Now what kinda man would do such a thing? Now he even wants to talk and negotiate peace instead of sacrificing thousands of lives even to use common sense and intelligence...Damn who ever heard of such a thing. Baggers revolt, up in arms, impeach.
Are you REALLY this stupid?

Bethlehem, PA

#1101112 Mar 20, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Homer wrong again, as usual.....
Ok so you have a gravel lawn, my bad.

United States

#1101113 Mar 20, 2014
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>I wonder if his attitude would change if there were studies that showed that most smokers were black and/or Hispanic?
Got the study, racist gunner?

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1101114 Mar 20, 2014
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually you can. From .
"You may need:
&#57892;Names, birth dates, and income information for your family
&#57892;Social Security numbers (if they're available) for the people who want coverage
Your SS number is not required.

The first thing it says os that you need SS numbers

Bethlehem, PA

#1101115 Mar 20, 2014
"Folks, you will never corner a rightwinger into telling the truth." - Homer

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1101116 Mar 20, 2014
John Galt wrote:
The National Park Service has lodged strongly worded objections to a proposed 6.5-square-mile solar development about a half-mile from the Mojave National Preserve, saying the project would harm wildlife and suggesting that it be built elsewhere.
Preserve Superintendent Stephanie Dubois submitted an eight-page letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which oversees the public land where the Soda Mountain solar project is planned and which is handling the environmental analysis of the development.
A subsidiary of the Bechtel Corp., one of the world’s largest construction companies, wants to put solar panels on both sides of Interstate 15 about six miles south of Baker and just outside the northwest corner of the national preserve, where the bright white Soda Lake is a striking landmark. The lake, mostly dry, is bordered by springs, seeps and ponds, providing a small oasis for wildlife.
Dubois' letter says the BLM failed to adequately examine the project's potential to harm groundwater, threatened and endangered species, and scenic views, among other issues. The project would be detrimental to the desert tortoise, bighorn sheep and protected birds in the area and could reduce water supplies that support one of the few populations of an endangered fish, she wrote.
“We urge the BLM to reconsider the potential for this project to be sited on other BLM lands, private lands, or other degraded lands where renewable energy projects would present fewer adverse impacts to natural and cultural resources,” Dubois wrote in her March 3 letter to the BLM.
BLM spokeswoman Martha Maciel said Dubois’ letter is just one of many written comments the agency received as part of the process to evaluate Bechtel’s requests for a right-of-way permit the company needs in order to build on public land.
"We will consider all the comments and adjust our analysis where appropriate," said Maciel, reached by phone at her office in Sacramento.
Dubois could not be reached for comment.
David Lamfrom, California desert program manager for the National Parks Conservation Association, said it is unusual for a federal agency under the Department of Interior to be so critical of a sister agency. He expects Dubois’ letter to bolster the arguments of environmental groups that oppose the project.
“There is no question that this project is harmful and poorly sited,” said Lamfrom, who added that the Obama administration has approved all six commercial solar projects in the California desert that underwent BLM environmental reviews, despite repeated concerns by environmentalists about lost wildlife habitat and other natural resources.
“Soda Mountain is unequivocally a line in the sand,” he said.
The project is about 100 miles from the solar zone that the Department of Interior established along Interstate 10 in 2012 to avoid environmental conflicts and also defies ongoing state planning efforts to find appropriate locations for such projects, he said.
With no wars or nuclear power plants in site__Bechtel has to keep busy eh.

Actually, there's construction going on at the Oak Harbor Ohio David Bessey plant, not sure whose doing it though.

United States

#1101117 Mar 20, 2014
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>Are you REALLY this stupid?
Excellent rebuttal, azzhole.
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1101118 Mar 20, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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I'm happy to hear that you are liberal in some ways. There's hope for you. The world would be a happier place if everyone could just live and let live and mind their own damn business.
drop by once a day to see what Carol and <nobama-Galt> have as their latest complaints.
Hope Carol sees the humor in her post that the rest of us enjoy.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1101119 Mar 20, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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That's what happens when you give in to GOP demands, this was Obama's big mistake it gave insurance companies a lic to print money. Had he implemented full national health coverage as it exists almost everywhere in the world. Then a forced tax covers everyone with no option to opt out. This drives the cost of those wanting extra private insurance with competitive costs. That will never happen when you give the entire insurance industry a captive market. It's pretty simple maths, if the health component is 25% of the national budget then increase taxes to cover that 25%. Then its a shared cost for all tax payers.
All those insurance companies who want fit and healthy 20 somethings on their books it's just a pipe dream with this system. It will never happen so premiums just keep going up as population ages and the nation gets fatter.
so, you admit that ObamaKKKare cannot work....
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1101120 Mar 20, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The first thing it says os that you need SS numbers
You ignored this part: "(if they're available)"
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1101121 Mar 20, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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I happen to agree with you on this one. It's not up to us to judge what people in need are in need of. Our intentions are good enough. And we could be in the presence of angels. Who knows? That's what I think sometimes anyway.
I gave you a heart for this one. I think we're making progress

United States

#1101122 Mar 20, 2014
Where's that Russian midget idiot DB?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1101123 Mar 20, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Paying their fair share...
Income taxes...
"For households in the lowest income group, the average
rate fell from 7.5 percent in 1979 to 1.5 in 2010."
So what?
You have to have money to give all the needy people stuff....
taxation invariably leads to civil unrest, and private citizens are well armed in the US (hence the take the guns away schtick)....meanwhile BORROWING allows politicians to stay in power and postpones the pain for later generations...
so...are you saying we should have more taxes for the average and below folks in the US?

your post really makes no genereally do not understand your own links, as i have pointed out numerous times, and proved with irrefutable facts...

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