Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1746777 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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Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1151872 Jun 17, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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the mission to decimate the Iraqi military and depose Saddam Hussein was clearly accomplished.......
Sure idiot, and we could have clearly done that without sending or losing one soldier there, you un-American lowlife moron.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1151873 Jun 17, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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you can't prove a damn thing about your service or lack thereof.....
nor can your buddy Realslime.....
so talk facts and not your phony claims of personal experience.....
Face it loser, what really bothers a moron like you the fact that you are a born loser and have little if anything that would place you in a favorable light as a real man. I have busted 4-5 of you pretenders on here, I couldn't care less about idiots like you or what you think, but I do love pointing out your misery and worthlessness, you especially since you seem to never have a good day, one can only imagine the filth that you reside in. Because it's way beyond obvious that no self respecting woman would ever come near a dirt bag like you.
LOL

United States

#1151874 Jun 17, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Face it loser, what really bothers a moron like you the fact that you are a born loser and have little if anything that would place you in a favorable light as a real man. I have busted 4-5 of you pretenders on here, I couldn't care less about idiots like you or what you think, but I do love pointing out your misery and worthlessness, you especially since you seem to never have a good day, one can only imagine the filth that you reside in. Because it's way beyond obvious that no self respecting woman would ever come near a dirt bag like you.
Oh, you sound so lonely...do you need a buddy?

ROFLMAO
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1151875 Jun 17, 2014
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, you sound so lonely...do you need a buddy?
ROFLMAO
Soo we have another bagger toe tapper, no thank you I have a beautiful lady right beside me...But good luck in your search for a man.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1151876 Jun 17, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Fazi is a war criminal who should have been tried by a military tribunal and executed.....
For what Galt? Mounting an active resistance to foreign troops invading his country?
You're an idiot Galt; you always have been and always will be!
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1151877 Jun 17, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Soo we have another bagger toe tapper, no thank you I have a beautiful lady right beside me...But good luck in your search for a man.
You baggers ghost have a compulsion to discuss your homosexual perversions....

It's the culture....
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1151878 Jun 17, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>You baggers ghost have a compulsion to discuss your homosexual perversions....
It's the culture....
Yes old clueless retard, tell that to your friend lol since he is the one looking for a man...Oh my goodness you are too..LMAO.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1151879 Jun 17, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Face it loser, what really bothers a moron like you the fact that you are a born loser and have little if anything that would place you in a favorable light as a real man. I have busted 4-5 of you pretenders on here, I couldn't care less about idiots like you or what you think, but I do love pointing out your misery and worthlessness, you especially since you seem to never have a good day, one can only imagine the filth that you reside in. Because it's way beyond obvious that no self respecting woman would ever come near a dirt bag like you.
It's Obama bin Lyin' and democRATs defending, standing with al Qaeda, selling out America, Veterans, and America's war dead, since the political winds have shifted in an ugly direction you dumbass......

That Obama bin Lyin' sticker on your wheelchair ghost might as well say "Yes, I am stupid." Yet... Stupid isn't what democRATs do nitwit. It's who you are... Yes ghost, democRATs are that stupid you dumbass...

Yet another idiot liberal still running backwards you dumbass.....

It's the culture...
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1151880 Jun 17, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
For what Galt? Mounting an active resistance to foreign troops invading his country?
You're an idiot Galt; you always have been and always will be!
Common sense isn't a flower that grows in PDUPONT's garden you idiot..

It's the culture...
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1151881 Jun 17, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes old clueless retard, tell that to your friend lol since he is the one looking for a man...Oh my goodness you are too..LMAO.
It's easier to lie and try to fool people about your homosexuality perversians ghost, than it is to convince them you are not a bagger you pervert..

10-4 Big Buddy!! LMFAO...

It's the culture...
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1151882 Jun 17, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text> It's Obama bin Lyin' and democRATs defending, standing with al Qaeda, selling out America, Veterans, and America's war dead, since the political winds have shifted in an ugly direction you dumbass......
That Obama bin Lyin' sticker on your wheelchair ghost might as well say "Yes, I am stupid." Yet... Stupid isn't what democRATs do nitwit. It's who you are... Yes ghost, democRATs are that stupid you dumbass...
Yet another idiot liberal still running backwards you dumbass.....
It's the culture...
Further proof of your degree of retardation will not be necessary. For some it takes a while to make as diagnosis but in your particular case one post is all it took. Congratulations. Oh and thanks for being a bagger, idiots like you are better than gold when it comes to others deciding which party to vote for. By the way Obama has been far more effective against Al Qaeda that was his predecessor. While you baggers are far more like Al Qaeda.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1151883 Jun 17, 2014
Shaky stats fuel debate over power plants, carbon emissions

Cows graze in the shadow of the coal fired Chalk Point Generating Station, on May 29, 2014 in Benedict, Maryland. MARK WILSON, GETTY IMAGES

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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's new pollution limits for power plants have set off an avalanche of information about what the rules will cost, how they will affect your health and how far they will go toward curbing climate change.

There's just one problem: Almost none of it is based in reality.

That's because Obama's proposed rules, which aim to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants 30 percent by 2030, rely on states developing their own customized plans to meet their targets. Among the options are switching to cleaner fuel sources, boosting efficiency to reduce demand for electricity and trading pollution permits through cap-and-trade.

At the earliest, states won't submit plans until mid-2016; some states could have until 2018. So the true impact won't be known for years.

But that's not stopping the White House, environmental groups and the energy industry from serving up speculation in heaping doses.

What we know and don't know about the effects of the pollution rules:

ELECTRICITY PRICES

The Obama administration says: The proposal will shrink electricity bills about 8 percent.

Supporters of energy deregulation say: "Americans can expect to pay $200 more each year for their electricity." -- Institute for Energy Research, a group backed by the Koch brothers.

The reality: It depends how you crunch the numbers. The administration acknowledges that the price per kilowatt hour will go up a few percentage points. But the administration says your total power bill will be lower because the plan incentivizes efficiency and will drive down demand. In other words, you'll pay more for the electricity you buy, but you'll buy less of it.

THE ENVIRONMENT

Environmentalists say: "This is the biggest step we've ever taken for the biggest challenge we've ever faced." -- League of Conservation Voters

The coal industry says: "The proposal will have practically no effect on global climate change." -- American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

The reality: The plan would prevent about 430 million tons of carbon from reaching the atmosphere. It's a 30 percent cut over the next 15 years, but that's compared with 2005 levels. Since 2005, power plans have cut those emissions nearly 13 percent, so they're already about halfway toward the goal.

But U.S. fossil-fueled plants account for only 6 percent of global carbon emissions, and Obama's plan doesn't touch the rest of the world's emissions. It won't cut as big a chunk as Obama's previous fuel economy rules for cars and trucks.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1151884 Jun 17, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Further proof of your degree of retardation will not be necessary. For some it takes a while to make as diagnosis but in your particular case one post is all it took. Congratulations. Oh and thanks for being a bagger, idiots like you are better than gold when it comes to others deciding which party to vote for. By the way Obama has been far more effective against Al Qaeda that was his predecessor. While you baggers are far more like Al Qaeda.
Indisputable fact: Two quagmire wars Bill Clinton started that Kerry and 100+ Clinton democRats voted for before they were against you ignorant dumbass...

Obama bin Lyin' and democRATs defending, standing with al Qaeda, selling out America, since the political winds have shifted in an ugly direction you moron....

The fall of Iraq, Obama bin Lyins' ineptness, and sellout have ruined Hillary's chances as President and wasted thousands of American lives you idiot.....

Yet another bagger liberal running backwards you dumbass..

It's the culture...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1151885 Jun 17, 2014
THE ECONOMY

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says: The plan will cost the economy more than $50 billion per year.

The administration says: By 2030, the rules will have an annual cost of up to $8.8 billion, but that cost will be far offset by annual climate and health benefits of up to $93 billion.

The reality: We won't know until states decide how to meet their targets. Some states rely more heavily on coal, so different regions will be affected in different ways. Still, it's a safe bet that companies that produce natural gas, solar panels or renewable technologies will get a boost, while coal will take a hit.

To calculate health care savings, the administration uses a somewhat morbid formula that puts a dollar amount on ailments averted -- everything from heart attacks to bronchitis and asthma. It's an inexact science, and there are plenty of caveats.

JOBS

The conservative Heritage Foundation says: "Nearly 600,000 jobs would be lost."

The United Mine Workers of America says: "We estimate that the total impact will be about 485,000 permanent jobs lost."

The Environmental Protection Agency says: The rules could cost close to 80,000 jobs by 2030 at power plants and fossil fuel companies, but could create about 111,000 jobs in energy efficiency.

The reality: It's tough to tell. Not every coal miner who loses a job will find work installing solar panels and windmills. On the other hand, the low cost of natural gas has already prompted a shift away from coal, meaning some of those jobs will disappear with or without new pollution limits.

PUBLIC HEALTH

The EPA says: Up to 6,600 premature deaths, 150,000 asthma attacks in children and close to half a million sick days will be averted.

The American Lung Association says: "Cleaning up carbon pollution from power plants will save lives and have an immediate, positive impact on public health."

The coal industry says: "The White House continues to perpetuate the nonexistent linkage between EPA's new carbon regulations and public health." -- American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

The reality: Even the EPA says that the quantitative health benefits of the new rule are "illustrative examples." It's true that carbon dioxide emissions aren't directly linked to health problems like asthma. But because the rule will decrease the amount of electricity made from burning coal, it will help reduce other pollutants that coal-fired power plants release. Those pollutants create smog and soot, which do cause health problems.

Critics contend the administration is "double counting" those benefits.
TheIndependentMa jority

Newark, OH

#1151886 Jun 17, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama knew the ISIS had crossed into Iraq from Syria in January. It took two cities - now approaching the capital city of Baghdad - over five months' time.
But like everything else, this new crisis was a total surprise to him. And now we're having to ask Iran who we've sanctioned more times than we can count for help.
The IRS losing two years of emails during the targeting of conservatives was a surprise too.
Being the president to Barack Obama is just one surprise after another. Good thing he can read all about what's going on right under his nose here and abroad in the headlines.
Aside from being the golfing talking head of some affordable healthcare options for ALL Americans-INCLUDING the WORKING CLASS sectors Era, in duh Polls of such, put me in the ever growing category of the WORST admin ever seen. And I've been around a little while too.

Just UNREAL.
TheIndependentMa jority

Newark, OH

#1151887 Jun 17, 2014
harmonious wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone who wants the IRS involved in their healthcare is a G.D. fool
WORST admin in that area too.

If it aint on they compooter skreens splaining it to dem (dat didn't be cover up "crashing" on 'em) appparently they gets CONfused...real easy.

The LAST thing this nation needs is a a pack of idiot lemming morons in ANYONES healthcare.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1151888 Jun 17, 2014
flack wrote:
Shaky stats fuel debate over power plants, carbon emissions
Cows graze in the shadow of the coal fired Chalk Point Generating Station, on May 29, 2014 in Benedict, Maryland. MARK WILSON, GETTY IMAGES
6 Comments Shares Tweets Stumble Email More +
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's new pollution limits for power plants have set off an avalanche of information about what the rules will cost, how they will affect your health and how far they will go toward curbing climate change.
There's just one problem: Almost none of it is based in reality.
That's because Obama's proposed rules, which aim to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants 30 percent by 2030, rely on states developing their own customized plans to meet their targets. Among the options are switching to cleaner fuel sources, boosting efficiency to reduce demand for electricity and trading pollution permits through cap-and-trade.
At the earliest, states won't submit plans until mid-2016; some states could have until 2018. So the true impact won't be known for years.
But that's not stopping the White House, environmental groups and the energy industry from serving up speculation in heaping doses.
What we know and don't know about the effects of the pollution rules:
ELECTRICITY PRICES
The Obama administration says: The proposal will shrink electricity bills about 8 percent.
Supporters of energy deregulation say: "Americans can expect to pay $200 more each year for their electricity." -- Institute for Energy Research, a group backed by the Koch brothers.
The reality: It depends how you crunch the numbers. The administration acknowledges that the price per kilowatt hour will go up a few percentage points. But the administration says your total power bill will be lower because the plan incentivizes efficiency and will drive down demand. In other words, you'll pay more for the electricity you buy, but you'll buy less of it.
THE ENVIRONMENT
Environmentalists say: "This is the biggest step we've ever taken for the biggest challenge we've ever faced." -- League of Conservation Voters
The coal industry says: "The proposal will have practically no effect on global climate change." -- American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
The reality: The plan would prevent about 430 million tons of carbon from reaching the atmosphere. It's a 30 percent cut over the next 15 years, but that's compared with 2005 levels. Since 2005, power plans have cut those emissions nearly 13 percent, so they're already about halfway toward the goal.
But U.S. fossil-fueled plants account for only 6 percent of global carbon emissions, and Obama's plan doesn't touch the rest of the world's emissions. It won't cut as big a chunk as Obama's previous fuel economy rules for cars and trucks.
One reality is that we can expect the right whiners to have a hissy fit & make up sh*t.

OMG coal emissions is only 6% globally so we should just allow the coal generation plants to continue to spew their dirt & greenhouse gases? Great argument if you're a dumbass.

I have news, other countries are cutting their emissions too.

Electric generation is 32% of all greenhouse gas emissions in this country. It makes sense to target this.

One day, the right whiners will actually believe in science & actually do something to help future generations instead of being like Flack who says " f*ck my kid's future if it might cost me a nickel".

Flack is for doing nothing on Global Warming. As the sea level rises, he thinks his property values goes up since it gets closer to thew beach.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#1151889 Jun 17, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Further proof of your degree of retardation will not be necessary. For some it takes a while to make as diagnosis but in your particular case one post is all it took. Congratulations. Oh and thanks for being a bagger, idiots like you are better than gold when it comes to others deciding which party to vote for. By the way Obama has been far more effective against Al Qaeda that was his predecessor. While you baggers are far more like Al Qaeda.
Funny you make no point but make prolific usage of pejoratives and ad hominems. Kinda like a 10 year old with turrets running around the playground.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1151890 Jun 17, 2014
flack wrote:
THE ECONOMY
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says: The plan will cost the economy more than $50 billion per year.
The administration says: By 2030, the rules will have an annual cost of up to $8.8 billion, but that cost will be far offset by annual climate and health benefits of up to $93 billion.
The reality: We won't know until states decide how to meet their targets. Some states rely more heavily on coal, so different regions will be affected in different ways. Still, it's a safe bet that companies that produce natural gas, solar panels or renewable technologies will get a boost, while coal will take a hit.
To calculate health care savings, the administration uses a somewhat morbid formula that puts a dollar amount on ailments averted -- everything from heart attacks to bronchitis and asthma. It's an inexact science, and there are plenty of caveats.
JOBS
The conservative Heritage Foundation says: "Nearly 600,000 jobs would be lost."
The United Mine Workers of America says: "We estimate that the total impact will be about 485,000 permanent jobs lost."
The Environmental Protection Agency says: The rules could cost close to 80,000 jobs by 2030 at power plants and fossil fuel companies, but could create about 111,000 jobs in energy efficiency.
The reality: It's tough to tell. Not every coal miner who loses a job will find work installing solar panels and windmills. On the other hand, the low cost of natural gas has already prompted a shift away from coal, meaning some of those jobs will disappear with or without new pollution limits.
PUBLIC HEALTH
The EPA says: Up to 6,600 premature deaths, 150,000 asthma attacks in children and close to half a million sick days will be averted.
The American Lung Association says: "Cleaning up carbon pollution from power plants will save lives and have an immediate, positive impact on public health."
The coal industry says: "The White House continues to perpetuate the nonexistent linkage between EPA's new carbon regulations and public health." -- American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
The reality: Even the EPA says that the quantitative health benefits of the new rule are "illustrative examples." It's true that carbon dioxide emissions aren't directly linked to health problems like asthma. But because the rule will decrease the amount of electricity made from burning coal, it will help reduce other pollutants that coal-fired power plants release. Those pollutants create smog and soot, which do cause health problems.
Critics contend the administration is "double counting" those benefits.
Lets listen to the Chamber of Commerce.

And I have news, as coal burning plants are shut down or switched to natural gas, the sulfur, mercury & particulates emissions are also reduced. You people are dumber than sh*t.

But hey, anyone who refuses the science is already dumber than sh*t.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1151891 Jun 17, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
every American has the IRS involved with their medical care, whether they like it or not.....
Anyone who thinks the IRS is involved with their health care is a f*cking idiot.

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