Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509844 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1140271 May 22, 2014
There are millions of low-income Americans stuck in an awkward Republican trap: they live in “red” states that refuse to accept Medicaid expansion. It’s a well-documented problem, which is slowly getting better as some GOP governors realize their posture – hurting their own constituents out of partisan spite – is unsustainable.

But in the meantime, as Adrianna McIntyre explained, the Republican opposition to Medicaid expansion is “leaving a quarter-million veterans without health insurance.”

Many assume that all of the nation’s veterans are entitled to health care through the Veteran’s Administration, but that’s not the case; a veteran must have served for two continuous years or the full period for which they were called to active duty in order to be eligible. There are some exceptions – like for individuals who were discharged for a disability sustained in the line of duty – but about 1.3 million veterans remain uninsured nationwide.

According to a report by Pew using analysis from the Urban Institute, approximately 258,600 of those veterans are living below the poverty line in states refusing to expand Medicaid. Without veteran’s benefits – and with incomes too low to qualify for subsidies to use on the state exchanges – these veterans are left without affordable coverage options.

There’s an extremely easy fix to this problem – red-state governors can simply take the good deal – though for most of the GOP officials involved, that’s still not an option.

That said, this detail about Medicaid expansion serves as an important reminder: the potency of the VA scandal extends beyond the VA itself.

As the seriousness of the controversy becomes better known, policymakers and political figures are eager to position themselves as champions of those who serve in the military. But for some, that’s trickier than for others.

As we talked about this morning, when Republicans voted to cut food stamps, the plan, if implemented, would have hurt veterans. When GOP lawmakers cut off extended unemployment benefits, that adversely affected hundreds of thousands of veterans. When Republican senators blocked a Democratic bill to expand VA health care access, tuition assistance, and job training, that obviously didn’t do veterans any favors.

And clearly, there’s a veterans’ angle to Medicaid expansion.

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/veter...

Since: Jan 11

Albany, GA

#1140272 May 22, 2014
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Ha, Ha, ha; Ever consider as we examine the heavens we define intelligence design as we discover it. Perhaps we are not as intelligent as we thought.
Observe how the Jesus factor arises from time to time. Which Jesus do you worship?
Guess who was born on Dec.25th of a virgin [Isis] Mary under a star from {Sirius}, the east with 3 kings {Aarons 3 star belt} a following. Became a teacher at age 12, Baptized/minister at the age 30. Had 12 disciples. Walked about performing miracles. Carried titles such as Lamb of God, The Shepherd, The truth, The light and so on.. Was crucified, dead for three days and was resurrected.. Hint 3,000 B.C.
Egyptian God Horus. Or perhaps you might remember him as Attis of Greece 1200B.C. or perhaps Dionysus of Greece 500B.C, OR Mithra of Persia 1200 B.C. all of them carry the same M.O. Have about 20 more that fit the same M.O. of Jesus What a coincidence.. Aliens?? Ha, Ha, Nope much simpler explanation. Keep in mind they had no T.V.’s or Internet and yet they come up with the same M.O.’s.“IT is written in the stars” everyday and every year.
Hint Note the three stars that align with the Sirius Star in the depth of winter and how they point to where the Son will rise. LOL is that in the constellation of Virgo??{Virgin}
Yup... Scotty beam me up works for me..
Interesting, but no one believes Jesus was born in December. Best estimate was April.
Jean

Newburgh, NY

#1140273 May 22, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Have the original on dvd. Watch it all the time.
The Pale Blue Dot..one of the greatest speeches in modern history....heads up everyone ..if you haven't read it recently..do yourself a favor....

" For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love."
Outta here!
Good luck and health to all of you!
Namaste
Bernard Forand

Greenwich, CT

#1140275 May 22, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
If most vets never set foot in one, what's the backlog controversy about? Not all vets have a retired status.
I believe the latest backlog was caused by the new wave of Agent Orange patients that became eligible in '09. One doesn't even have to show his ailment is agent orange connected. I doubt if many have a retirement status.
How's that for a story?
ime to time for about 5 years
Disagree. Have been stopping by the VA clinic from time to time for about 5 years and actually was a patient for a week at the VA hosp. Excellent 5 star service I might add.
What I noticed was the increase in quality care from the 70,s. X used to be X-Ray tech there back then. Presently noticed the hosp. is expanding, services and infrastructure for the increased demands from the most recent republicans wars.
Today's vets are getting services that were not available before. Here they planned ahead. Started expanding their infrastructures a few years back. Good thing they did. Now we have a well organized system to handle the flood of patients, that makes it virtually a no waiting health care system.
I
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1140276 May 22, 2014
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Debunks An Anti-Science Fox News Claim In Two Minutes

"Climate Is Always Changing": The Inane Talking Point That Won't Die

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/05/22/neil-...

FOX News denies, while the FOX Broadcasting Network makes them look like idiots.

hilarious.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1140277 May 22, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Have the original on dvd. Watch it all the time.
the book was better, as they always are.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1140278 May 22, 2014
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually said it on more than one occasion. The one I was referring to is when Kirk was on a planet and found no life on it and asked Scotty to beam him up as there was no intelligent life there.
no, it was not said even once, as i clearly stated.

he said things close to that but never said "beam me up scotty", or "scotty. beam me up." in the series. i think he finally did in one of the movies to satisfy the Trekies.
Bernard Forand

Greenwich, CT

#1140279 May 22, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting, but no one believes Jesus was born in December. Best estimate was April.
Ha,ha...Do you think they will move Christmas to agree with the science of archeology? LOL what will they do with Nazareth. 1 AD it was known as the seven wells. No viable structures at that time. No Synagogue, no mount for Christ to be threaten to be thrown from. Pretty flat land out there at the time.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1140281 May 22, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting, but no one believes Jesus was born in December. Best estimate was April.
po but many people really do! and they actually think he was a god. and that he said all that crap John , who never even met him, said he stated. even thought teh real followers of jesus clearly pointed out that he never said that crap and tried to get john to quit lying about it.

but hey, that is how cults are born and viola! chrisitianity is here worshiping another false god and messing up this planet more than anything else humans have ever invented.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1140282 May 22, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Debunks An Anti-Science Fox News Claim In Two Minutes
"Climate Is Always Changing": The Inane Talking Point That Won't Die
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/05/22/neil-...
FOX News denies, while the FOX Broadcasting Network makes them look like idiots.
hilarious.
I wish someone had an answer to your addiction to Fox news you moron. Throwing commonsense at your addiction to dumbass sonicmoron would be like throwing crack at a bagger addict you dimwit blaming Fox and others because you're the idiot.

If you don't like who, what or where you are dumbass, move on idiot... You are not a tree.

It's the culture...
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1140283 May 22, 2014
Jean wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey better than the odds of getting a good leader out of a party boy, rich kid, draft dodging entitled loser who had failed his way up in every thing in his loser life because of family connections from the ultimate welfare queens.. The Bush family!
This time even the Bushies. couldn't put humpty GWB dumpty ... Nor the once great nation he destroyed back together again.
Good Post !
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140284 May 22, 2014
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
All this from one that has no knowledge of markets. What corrections. Nor has the ability to do actual research. Your credit went the way of the wind when you had no idea of the 22 million jobs created by Clinton or how to research it. LOL you must be ignorant as well of how Press. Carter produced more Jobs in his 4 years than 12 years of Bushwacking and the first 4 years of Reagan's term. Total of 16 years of republican false leadership.
I'll give you a hint where you can find some facts that your foxy fox likes to skew or outright lies about them. Try the Bureau Of Business Statistics.
LOL perhaps then you might come to grasp that you were Bushwacked and you don't even know it after all these years. Want a couple of books as well???
The Obama Economy!!!!

hating the successful or....
making people poorer by the minute?

which is it?

' U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Posts Worst Slump Since March 2009
By Rita Nazareth Aug 4, 2011 1:39 PM CT'

"The benchmark gauge for U.S. equities fell for the eighth time in nine days, to the lowest level on a closing basis since Dec. 1. The more than 10 percent drop since April 29 means the index has entered what is known as a correction. The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 334.22 points, or 2.8 percent, to 11,562.22 today, erasing its 2011 gain.'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-04/u-s-...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1140286 May 22, 2014
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
You give credit to the question are you smarter than a 6th grader?
i show that many people who post here clearly are not.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140287 May 22, 2014
The Obama Economy or how Granny and Grandpa lost their retirement!

hating the successful or....
making people poorer by the minute?

' U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Posts Worst Slump Since March 2009
By Rita Nazareth Aug 4, 2011 1:39 PM CT'

'Global stocks had their biggest one-day rout since March 2009. A measure of global equities fell 10 percent from this year’s high in May, entering its first correction in more than a year, amid concern about a recession. The MSCI All-Country World Index of stocks in developed and emerging markets slid 3.7 percent to 312.72, falling 13 percent from its May 2 high.'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-04/u-s-...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140288 May 22, 2014
The Obama Economy or how Granny and Grandpa lost their retirement!

Progressives/OCCUPY WALL St hating the successful or....
making people poorer by the minute?

' U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Posts Worst Slump Since March 2009
By Rita Nazareth Aug 4, 2011 1:39 PM CT'

'The Morgan Stanley Cyclical Index of companies most-tied to economic growth tumbled 5.5 percent as all of its 30 stocks retreated. The Dow Jones Transportation Average of 20 stocks, considered a proxy for the economy, slumped 3.6 percent.'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-04/u-s-...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140289 May 22, 2014
The Obama Economy or how Granny and Grandpa lost their retirement!

Progressives/OCCUPY WALL St hating on those oil companies!!!!!

' U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Posts Worst Slump Since March 2009
By Rita Nazareth Aug 4, 2011 1:39 PM CT'

evil oil companies....evil....evil....e vil......money grabbing oil.....

'Energy and raw-material shares led the declines in the S&P 500, falling at least 5.1 percent. Chevron, the second-largest U.S. oil company, slid 4.7 percent to $97.98. Alcoa, the largest U.S. aluminum producer, sank 6.4 percent to $13.35. Freeport- McMoRan, the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, retreated 6.1 percent to $47.55.'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-04/u-s-...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140290 May 22, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>po but many people really do! and they actually think he was a god. and that he said all that crap John , who never even met him, said he stated. even thought teh real followers of jesus clearly pointed out that he never said that crap and tried to get john to quit lying about it.
but hey, that is how cults are born and viola! chrisitianity is here worshiping another false god and messing up this planet more than anything else humans have ever invented.
What about Native Americans and their 'sky' people....is that a cult?

and don't get all belligerent...with your head all spinning and mouth slobbering....just answer the question...
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1140291 May 22, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>I wish someone had an answer to your addiction to Fox news you moron. Throwing commonsense at your addiction to dumbass sonicmoron would be like throwing crack at a bagger addict you dimwit blaming Fox and others because you're the idiot.
If you don't like who, what or where you are dumbass, move on idiot... You are not a tree.
It's the culture...
That's great advice if you don't like this country move numbnut...Singular..Med alert...Med alert..No character or culture...Simply a babbling ninny.That be you.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140292 May 22, 2014
The Obama Economy or how Granny and Grandpa lost their retirement!

Progressives/OCCUPY WALL St hating on those oil companies!!!!!

' U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Posts Worst Slump Since March 2009
By Rita Nazareth Aug 4, 2011 1:39 PM CT'

'The 9.4 percent rout since July 22 dragged the S&P 500’s valuation to 13.4 times reported earnings, the cheapest level since April 2009, a month after the bull market began, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-04/u-s-...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140293 May 22, 2014
The Obama Economy or how Granny and Grandpa lost their retirement!

' U.S. Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Posts Worst Slump Since March 2009
By Rita Nazareth Aug 4, 2011 1:39 PM CT'

'Laszlo Birinyi, one of the first investors to recommend buying stocks when the bull market began, said he remains optimistic about U.S. equities even after the biggest nine-day slump since March 2009.'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-04/u-s-...

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