Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1779029 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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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1130832 May 3, 2014
flack wrote:
May 2, 2014,- 10:50 am
Black NBA Owner Held Black Only Party, Whites Turned Away; NBA Did Nothing
By Debbie Schlussel
In the wake of this week’s NBA proposed lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine for Donald Sterling, a longtime reader reminded me that I’d written about another NBA owner, a Black man, who held a party in which Whites were refused entry and turned away. And, yet, the NBA did nothing.
jayzbeyonceprogresssterlingsti viano
As I’ve already pointed out, Black racism and bigotry against Whites, Jews, Mormons, and gays is tolerated by the NBA. But a private racist conversation by a White owner is not. And here is an instance of a Black then-NBA owner whose public, deliberate racism was tolerated and ignored. Jay-Z a/k/a Shawn Carter was an owner of the Brooklyn Nets, an NBA Team, from 2003 through mid-April 2013. But, as I noted on this site, in February 2010, Jay-Z held a lavish party at the Merah club in central London, and banned White people from attending. The party, for music industry executives, reporters, and other Jay-Z ass-kissers was for Blacks only. Bouncers were instructed to refuse entry to Whites.
Reader Chris reminded me that I’d written about this, and noted:
Wasn’t Jay-Z part owner of Brooklyn/New Jersey Nets when he threw that racist party you wrote about? I don’t remember any NBA controversy over that.
I don’t either, but here’s a reminder from my 2010 post,“More Obama ‘Post-Racialism’ Courtesy of Jay-Z“:
Jay-Z was caught up in a race row when bouncers at his BRITs after-show party “banned” white people from boozing with the star. Chart legend Jay-Z threw a lavish bash but music industry executives, journalists and revellers were turned away from the roped-off area because of the colour of their skin.
Minders were spotted banning clubbers from the private event because they were not “of colour”.... One clubber said:“The security guards were happy to let in all party-goers apart from the white people.
Again, this was a deliberate, public, racist act by a Black NBA owner, as opposed to a private telephone conversation. I wonder how many current NBA owners would keep their teams if we heard everything they say in private. Probably none.
And remember, this is Jay-Z, who was a drug dealer, shot his own brother, and stabbed a record executive in 1999. He was indicted in 2000 over the stabbing and was given a plead deal in which he was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor.
Yet, the NBA had no problem with this racist, violent thug owning a team. Because, hey, he’s Black!
Did Donald Sterling (who is a jerk, but so is Jay-Z and so are many NBA owners) ever stab anyone? Shoot anyone? Deal drugs? Ban Blacks from his NBA games with security guards turning them away based on skin color?
Nope.
Donald Sterling owns 100% of the Clippers Flacko__do da term lock stock and barrel ring a familiah note?

No how bout you tell us all what part of the Nets was owned by Jay-z/Shawn Carter.

Save your time Junebug__it was 1/15th of one percent.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1130833 May 3, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Woodtick is foolish for not knowing anything about current events that are indisputable. And fools agree with fools. Therefore, you have no room to talk.
oh sweetie. i did dispute them..in fact, i proved them false over a year ago..

and yet you keep lying about it...knowingly..

why do you have no morals about knowingly lying?
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1130834 May 3, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
""Anyone in need of medical attention can find a way to the closest free health clinic or an ER.""
Based on what you've told us, that is a complete lie.
Do you think the poor get any less hassle about paying than you did?? You dumb enough to think they can waltz in and get care without having their economic situation examined in minute detail??
You think they don't have to pay or come up with a payment plan of some sort?? If so you're a bigger idiot than I thought.
You are one sick woman. You make yourself out to be a victim, yet claim that others have it so much easier because they're poor.
That is way beyond stupid, but that's you, Carol.
Go have a cigarette. Mess up your health even more.
The repeated lie about the poor and medical care is out of the Social Darwinist handbook.
Repeated many times, the same lie.
How do homeless people get medical care?
How do they walk to the ER with no money...how do their children get medical care
Her lies on this are part of the party platform.
Sad but exposed on thread
-Angela

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1130835 May 3, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"woodendick000"
The general who testified points out the lies in your recent posts. Of course you know all and know the general is lying.
Your hero, president nobama stated that he would track down the killers. To date not a thing.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
how so..please use facts to show this..

and now you will run..

the general tha testified stated impossibilities,a s i pointed out...Steven's was dead before the WH even knew the attack was going on...

run away now, coward...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1130836 May 3, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Bull, you are simply another Foxbot willing to believe all bad and nothing good. How many hearing have you idiots had and with nothing to show, not one single thing. Just a bunch of whiney azzed baggers pretending that they are sooooo concerned when far worse has happened to most of their recent presidents. Using our dead as political pawns. Despicable.
"poop"
hilarious clinton, who cares, they are dead, get over it. Your hero, president nobama's mantra. to date not a single person has been brought to justice. The boy president promised to get the tho0se responsible. To date nothing. Oh, well, just another lie on the presidents part. It is easy to see why you are such a fan of the president, he is much like you, unable to open his mouth without lying.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
PS: Is this the summer your bio/fantasy will be released?
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1130837 May 3, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"woodendick000"
The general who testified points out the lies in your recent posts. Of course you know all and know the general is lying.
Your hero, president nobama stated that he would track down the killers. To date not a thing.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
What's one more issue that you don't have a clue about? Bush also said that Bin Ladin could run but not hide....How did that work out for that moron..Of course I'm asking one moron about another.I trust Obamas word a hell of a lot more than Bush, that's for sure.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1130838 May 3, 2014
Emeem wrote:
Terrible news for Republicans, America is doing great!
Unemployment down to 6.3%
Car sales up 8%
Consumer spending up .9%(Fastest pace in nine years!)
Economy soars as right wing morons whine and chase phony conspiracies.
"Economy soars"????

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.. ..

Pull your head out from your crotch, brutha...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1130839 May 3, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"poop"
hilarious clinton, who cares, they are dead, get over it. Your hero, president nobama's mantra. to date not a single person has been brought to justice. The boy president promised to get the tho0se responsible. To date nothing. Oh, well, just another lie on the presidents part. It is easy to see why you are such a fan of the president, he is much like you, unable to open his mouth without lying.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
PS: Is this the summer your bio/fantasy will be released?
perhaps our gov;t was too busy with your partisan witch hunts to actually go after the people who attacked us..i notice i have never seen you actually condeming those who attacked us, just hose who saved over thirty people..

please replace the flowers when you are done dancing on teh graves of those brave americans who died serving you...
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1130840 May 3, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"poop"
hilarious clinton, who cares, they are dead, get over it. Your hero, president nobama's mantra. to date not a single person has been brought to justice. The boy president promised to get the tho0se responsible. To date nothing. Oh, well, just another lie on the presidents part. It is easy to see why you are such a fan of the president, he is much like you, unable to open his mouth without lying.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
PS: Is this the summer your bio/fantasy will be released?
Keep obsessing and lying dumbazz. I love just how little control you actually have.. LMAO
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1130841 May 3, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone in need of medical attention can find a way to the closest free health clinic or an ER.
Don't be so dramatic.
However, I have the same medical coverage millions of others have - employer-based.
May I ask how are you covered?
Frankly, you should be more concerned about those losing what they have for something they can't afford after the employer mandate kicks in...decreed now, of course, to take effect AFTER the elections.
We were set to lose our employer coverage January 2015. Got the letter and everything. We might now be able to hang on to it for another year. Even so, my care will be free under ObamaCare. Substandard, but free.
Lies lies and more lies from the thread sociopath.

The ambulance or life flight chopper can find the hospital__and with luck they might arrive before the patient expires.And then the patient or the insurer will pay (LOL) for that transport less the deductible of course. The baby that is transported to the nearest hospital and then later transported to Arnold Palmer by life flight will never get a bill__the parent(s) will__if they have an address.

How is your care substandard under ObamaCare when you don't even subscribe to ObamaCare? Please be specific.

May I ask how much (pretax) Hubs has deducted each month for his employer based BC/BS that covers both you and he???
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1130842 May 3, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Why do you think it's classified fkface?
Why did Issa nearly sht himself when a (D) committee member asked Hilary that very question while she was sworn in and on national television? Why was Petreaus's testimony behind closed doors? WTF was the CIA doing in Benghazi?
Paula Broadwell (remember her?) said that the CIA annex was being used to hold prisoners.
since you claim to know, pal, why not tell everyone....

the obvious conclusion is that Stevens was trying to cover up US arms supply to the Libyan rebels...

and that must be "classified" for political reasons....

and covered up when it falls through....
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1130843 May 3, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
"You will know them by their fruits."
~Jesus Christ
Anyone can hide behind Christianity to pursue any agenda or for any purpose.
But you and sonic should really focus on the New Testament. It changed everything. You'll know what Christianity is all about. Before Christ's coming in the New Testament and the first churches, there was only Judaism and the Old Law.
Okay Carol let's take a look at some of the fruits of your GOP;
Millions of Americans are being denied access to health coverage because Republican governors and legislatures have refused Medicaid expansion in their states; some 750,000 in Florida alone. One of them, Charlene Dill, a 32-year-old mother of three, died as a result.
Senate Republicans in the Senate blocked legislation that would have raised the minimum wage and pulled millions out of poverty.
And let's not forget the Ryan budget that would further enrich the already wealthy on the backs of the middle class and poor and was called immoral by the leaders of his own church.
If anyone should read the New Testament it's you Carol. You may call yourself a Christian but you're not even close. You're a fraud.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1130844 May 3, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>in fact, if enough of the other owners agree to force the sale, there is perfectly sound legal ground.
do you ever read a paper or a news feed?
there are no legal grounds in the NBA bylaws....

the owners have the power to force a sale, but only for specified reasons....

the media coverage never focuses on the legal issues.....

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1130847 May 3, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
since you claim to know, pal, why not tell everyone....
the obvious conclusion is that Stevens was trying to cover up US arms supply to the Libyan rebels...
and that must be "classified" for political reasons....
and covered up when it falls through....
really? how is that the "obvious conclusion"?

no facts to back it up, huh?

what a tool

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1130848 May 3, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
there are no legal grounds in the NBA bylaws....
the owners have the power to force a sale, but only for specified reasons....
the media coverage never focuses on the legal issues.....
so you can join an association the A in the NBA, without obeying their bylaws?

sure pal..
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1130849 May 3, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
The money changers desecrating the temple really tee'ed off the Savior.
It'd be like a business trying to make a buck inside a church.
But capitalism isn't a religion. It's an economic system that actually works if the government minds its own business and only provides minimal oversight to protect consumers.
So not sure what your "point" is exactly.
WRONG AGAIN STUPID! Capitalism with minimal government oversight led to the Great Depression. The lack of oversight over the mortgage backed securities and debt default swap markets also led to the last recession.
Once again you're demonstrating as you do on a daily basis that you don't know what the hell you're talking about.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1130850 May 3, 2014
Bye-Bye Medicaid Asset Test*
April 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm Austin Frakt
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) goes a long way toward simplifying Medicaid eligibility. Go try and figure it out from the legislative language and you’re not likely to believe me. Fortunately, Joy Johnson Wilson, Health Policy Director for the National Conference of State Legislatures, has done the dirty work. In a handy document Wilson summarizes Medicaid and CHIP provisions in the new law and compares them to current law.

In particular, on page 8 Wilson notes that the ACA “[r]equires states to use a net income standard (no asset or resource test, no income disregards) to determine [Medicaid] eligibility.” Yep, you read that right, bye-bye asset test. Hello simple income test. The new federal income eligibility threshold will be 133% of the federal poverty level (effective 1/1/14).

Essentially, the Medicaid expansion under the ACA will broaden Medicaid eligibility for low-income, non-elderly adults without regard to assets. A major exception for that age group are those with incomes above the threshold but with high out-of-pocket medical costs. Such individuals will be required to spend their assets down to the existing asset limit, which varies by state and is typically a few thousand dollars.

There are a few other caveats. Existing rules, including the asset tests, will continue to apply for individuals obtaining Medicaid eligibility through another program (e.g. foster care children, or SSI/SSDI recipients) and the elderly.

Medicaid qualification just got a whole lot easier (or, rather, it will in 2014).

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1130852 May 3, 2014
Fine print: State can seize your assets to pay for care after you’re forced into Medicaid by Obamacare
POSTED AT 9:41 PM ON DECEMBER 16, 2013 BY MARY KATHARINE HAM
My, this is an unpleasant consequence of Obamacare. I’m not going to call it unintended because in its current form, it potentially earns a bunch of money for states, so I’m pretty sure that’s intentional. What I think is unintentional is anyone noticing this is what they’re up to.
But the Seattle Times noticed:
It wasn’t the moonlight, holiday-season euphoria or family pressure that made Sophia Prins and Gary Balhorn, both 62, suddenly decide to get married.
It was the fine print.
As fine print is wont to do, it had buried itself in a long form — Balhorn’s application for free health insurance through the expanded state Medicaid program. As the paperwork lay on the dining-room table in Port Townsend, Prins began reading.
She was shocked: If you’re 55 or over, Medicaid can come back after you’re dead and bill your estate for ordinary health-care expenses.
The way Prins saw it, that meant health insurance via Medicaid is hardly “free” for Washington residents 55 or older. It’s a loan, one whose payback requirements aren’t well advertised. And it penalizes people who, despite having a low income, have managed to keep a home or some savings they hope to pass to heirs, Prins said.
So, here’s the deal. There used to be a provision whereby the state could recuperate funds spent on a Medicaid patient post-55 years old from whatever assets he owned. So, a low-income individual in nursing home care after age 55 might pass away and his kids would find out the family home or car of whatever he had to his name had to be bought back from the state if they wanted it. It’s called estate recovery, and sounds pretty shady if it’s not boldly advertised as the terms for Medicaid enrollment, which is most definitely is not.
Before the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, there weren’t that many people in Medicaid who had much in the way of assets for seizing. But now that Medicaid enrollment requirements have been relaxed, more people with assets but low income are joining the program or being forced into it. For instance, a couple in their 50s who, say, retired early after losing jobs in the bad economy may have assets but show a very low income. Under Obamacare, if their income is low enough to qualify for Medicaid, they must enroll in Medicaid unless they want to buy totally unsubsidized coverage in the now-inflated individual market. As teh Times notes, this is no small difference:
People cannot receive a tax credit to subsidize their purchase of a private health plan if their income qualifies them for Medicaid, said Bethany Frey, spokeswoman for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.
But they could buy a health plan without a tax credit, she added.
For someone age 55 to 64 at the Medicaid-income level — below $15,856 a year — it’s quite a jump from free Medicaid health insurance to an unsubsidized individual plan. Premiums in King County for an age 60 non-tobacco user for the most modest plan run from $451 to $859 per month.
The couple in the Times story was able to marry, combine their incomes, and get out of the Medicaid trap. Others will not be so lucky, and may not even read the fine print:
Prins, an artist, and Balhorn, a retired fisherman-turned-tango instructor, separately qualified for health insurance through Medicaid based on their sole incomes.
But if they were married, they calculated, they could “just squeak by” with enough income to qualify for a subsidized health plan — and avoid any encumbrance on the home they hope to leave to Prins’ two sons.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1130853 May 3, 2014
For no one else in the world is it a-okay to give low-income people a loan that might endanger their family’s assets and not even clearly inform them they’re getting a loan.

This Daily Kos diarist has a nice write-up (I know) on the toll this could take on lower and middle-class people looking for relief and getting what amounts to a surprise predatory loan instead:

We haven’t had lots of people younger than 65 on Medicaid, because in most states simply earning less than the Federal Poverty Level did not qualify one for Medicaid.

And we haven’t had many people with lots of assets on Medicaid, because in most places you have to have less than around $2400 to your name before Medicaid will cover you. You can keep your house and your car, but Medicaid reserves the right to put liens on them and take them when you die.

But now we have the Affordable Care Act, and its expectation that everyone in the lower tier of income will end up in the Medicaid system. To accomplish this, they have dropped the asset test. So now we will have lots of people ages 55-64, who have assets but not a lot of income right now, for whatever reason, on Medicaid.

The kicker of it is, if you make the right amount to qualify for a subsidized health insurance plan, your costs are going to be shared and subsidized by the government. But if you go on Medicaid, you owe the entire amount that Medicaid spends on you from the day you turn 55…

How will this play out? No one knows, as far as I can tell. But it is easy to see how this could become a real problem. If someone is low income and goes on Medicaid, will Medicaid put a lien on their house? If they need to sell their house and move, will they then lose all their equity in paying off the lien? Will people get hit with bills and liens for many thousands of dollars, even if they were healthy and hardly ever went to the doctor?

The fact that this is being treated with seriousness at Kos is an indication of how large a liability it could be for this government program. Washington is scrambling to change the law. No doubt other states will start looking at their implementation of this part of Obamacare. But there will be people caught unaware that their houses effectively belong to the government because the government forced them into Medicaid coverage. You’re welcome!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1130854 May 3, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
since you claim to know, pal, why not tell everyone....
the obvious conclusion is that Stevens was trying to cover up US arms supply to the Libyan rebels...
and that must be "classified" for political reasons....
and covered up when it falls through....
So then__why the congressional hearings?

Why all the FOX News devotion?

Wasn't it you that decided that the CIA was only there to round up stray manpads?

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