Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1417488 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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Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1159844 Jul 2, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The irony is that the Morning After Pill is birth control, in a stronger dose. The IUD is a birth control device. These are not abortion.
How is it possible that this case, based on misinformation, was heard by the Supreme Court when it's not even valid?
This is a chipping away at the rights of women regarding abortion; a small step, but a step nonetheless and you know it. The SC should have never taken this case. It is a beginning precedent for imposing religious beliefs upon others. Like a Theocracy, or your beloved Sharia Law. What's next for Hobby Lobby? Firing women who have had abortions? Or stoning them in their parking lots?
The court's decision only effects "closely held" corporations. They wouldn't have won the case if their stock was publically traded. The vast majority of employers are unaffected. If an IUD is that important to you, don't apply there.
Oh Dat Barry Soetoro

New York, NY

#1159845 Jul 2, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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So the woman who cannot take birth control pills and whose doctor recommends and IUD, cannot obtain one through Hobby Lobbys insurance; since she probably only makes $8.00 an hour, the device would probably cost her a months pay. I hope that woman sues Hobby Lobby.
Since April 2013, the evil folks at Hobby Lobby pay their full-time employees a minimum of $14 an hour and now the minimum hourly wage is $15. That is nearly double the national average for minimum wage. The hourly wage for part-time employees is also $9.50.

“We are very fortunate to be able to increase hourly wages for our employees, because we know our company would not be successful without the great work they do each day in our stores across the nation,” said the CEO and founder David Green.

A full-time employee there can by their own birth control for $9 a month. Not that it matters though because Hobby Lobby covers 16 out of 20 contraceptions (never hear liberals mention that either).

You won’t hear this from the liberal media because it would destroy their narrative!

WHY should an employer not be able to choose which services are covered under a plan for with the employer pays? This decision IN NO WAY interferes with anyone’s medical decisions.

“Short-circuit Hillary”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1159846 Jul 2, 2014
Now this is a real health crisis--

Ebola and unfortunately the Red Cross had to leave

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The Red Cross in Guinea said on Wednesday it had been forced to suspend operations tackling Ebola in the country's southeast after staff there were threatened by a group of men armed with knives.

The incident on Tuesday in Gueckedou, about 650 kms (403 miles) southeast of the capital Conakry, is the latest in a series against health workers, undermining efforts to help the region's weak health systems fight one of the world's deadliest diseases.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/02/us-...
Hey Obama

Skokie, IL

#1159847 Jul 2, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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What does Osama Bin Laden or Al Qaeda have to do with this post dumbass?
You're just another right wing idiot who couldn't mount an effective counterargument if your life depended on it.
The Obama administration is struggling to resolve data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for millions who sought health insurance on the federal exchange HealthCare.gov , according to a watchdog report on the still-rocky implementation of ObamaCare.

Though the system’s troubles have faded from the headlines since the problem-plagued launch last October, a report from the health department inspector general provided the first independent look at widespread issues the government is having effectively fact-checking the information applicants are putting in the system.

According to the report, the administration was unable to resolve 2.6 million so-called “inconsistencies” out of a total of 2.9 million such problems from October through December 2013.

The government needs to determine applicants’ eligibility in order to verify they can enroll and, in some cases, get government subsidies. Without that step, coverage could be jeopardized. Critics fear these issues also could cause chaos during the 2015 tax-filing season, as many would have to pay back subsidy money they were not entitled to.

*Oh the gift that keeps screwing Americans. Obama is the worst president ever.
http://bighealthreport.com/12893/widespread-d...
Hey RoxLo

Skokie, IL

#1159848 Jul 2, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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Rather than whining about the ruling, the Left can do something that will make a difference--donate to orgs that provide these services to low income women.
OR, provide info to local women for public funded family planning organizations that do.
No no no, the democrats want women to think they have to suffer, so they can raise money. Obama could issue another executive order to force the insurance companies to pay for this crap these bitches don't want to pay for themselves.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1159849 Jul 2, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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Rather than whining about the ruling, the Left can do something that will make a difference--donate to orgs that provide these services to low income women.
OR, provide info to local women for public funded family planning organizations that do.
are you talking about Planned Parenthood? isn't that only available in Blue States?

and weren't you running with the myth that birth control is an abortion? but you're still advocating birth control?

kinda like Hobby Lobby investing in birth control.

Remarkably, the contraceptive devices and products that so offend the religious beliefs of this family are manufactured by the very companies in which Hobby Lobby holds a substantial stake via their employee 401(k) plan.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2014/04...

“Short-circuit Hillary”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1159850 Jul 2, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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The court's decision only effects "closely held" corporations. They wouldn't have won the case if their stock was publically traded. The vast majority of employers are unaffected. If an IUD is that important to you, don't apply there.
Exactly or use a family planning clinic which will supply these.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1159851 Jul 2, 2014
US knocked out o the World Cup, at least rightwingers will have something cheer about today.
Patrick

United States

#1159852 Jul 2, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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No one is denying women the use birth control. This is a gross exaggeration.
You mast attempt to explain this to voters in 2014.
Republican War on Women played well in 2012
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1159853 Jul 2, 2014
Republican war on women continues, they won the last battle.

In the end they will lose the war.

“Short-circuit Hillary”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1159854 Jul 2, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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are you talking about Planned Parenthood? isn't that only available in Blue States?
and weren't you running with the myth that birth control is an abortion? but you're still advocating birth control?
kinda like Hobby Lobby investing in birth control.
Remarkably, the contraceptive devices and products that so offend the religious beliefs of this family are manufactured by the very companies in which Hobby Lobby holds a substantial stake via their employee 401(k) plan.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2014/04...
Silly, there is family planning clinics in all states.

This whining does nothing constructive. If Left is truly concern than make info available about were these are to the public. Hey, if you are really, really think this is disturbing than consider providing or paying for transportation to these facilities.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1159855 Jul 2, 2014
Salon’s Andrew Leonard mocks soccer-bashing conservatives, saying that Coulter is “playing on conservative insecurities about change and globalization and multiculturalism that are quite real. A generation of Americans feels its cultural-superpower primacy slipping away, replaced by something it would rather mock than understand or celebrate.”

Actually I wish they would stop calling all these rightwing idiots conservatives.

“Short-circuit Hillary”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1159856 Jul 2, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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You mast attempt to explain this to voters in 2014.
Republican War on Women played well in 2012
Patrick still promoting/hoping that Lib women are dumb?

“Short-circuit Hillary”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1159857 Jul 2, 2014
Vietnam vet gets his long awaited VA appointment, yet couldn't attend because he had been dead for two years

Nearly two years after her husband died, a Massachusetts woman received a letter saying that a Veterans Affairs hospital was ready to see him. Suzanne Chase's husband, Doug, was a Vietnam veteran who died of a brain tumor; the agency is apologizing over the mistake.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/0...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1159858 Jul 2, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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A disagree with your opinion piece. Let's don't have a battle of opinion pieces.
ok, shed the opinions. i can do that.

No, using emergency contraceptive pills (also called "morning after pills" or "day after pills") prevents pregnancy after sex. It does not cause an abortion.(In fact, because emergency contraception helps women avoid getting pregnant when they are not ready or able to have children, it can reduce the need for abortion.)

Emergency contraceptive pills work before pregnancy begins. According to leading medical authorities – such as the National Institutes of Health and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – pregnancy begins when the fertilized egg implants in the lining of a woman's uterus. Implantation begins five to seven days after sperm fertilizes the egg, and the process is completed several days later. Emergency contraception will not work if a woman is already pregnant.

http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/ecabt.html

pretty sure the Court didn't rule against science.

so will you now enter battle with right wing myths? of various and lengthy OPINIONS!

“Short-circuit Hillary”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1159859 Jul 2, 2014
Series of emails showing Lerner illegally sharing info with FEC

http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploa...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1159860 Jul 2, 2014
The Hobby Lobby ruling proves men of the law still can't get over 'immoral' women having sex

In between the lines of the supreme court's decision on contraception coverage is an obsession with female purity

The true concerns of conservative "freedom-seekers" are made especially clear in the amicus briefs in support of Hobby Lobby – which sound more like abstinence-only education curricula than legal arguments.

One brief from the Beverly Lahaye Institute and Janice Crouse (who once gave a sex talk to college students called "False Promises, Searing Pain, Tragic Problems") insists that the court consider the "documented negative effects the widespread availability of contraceptives has on women's ability to enter into and maintain desired marital relationships". The American Freedom Center argued that birth control has "harmed women physically, emotionally, morally, and spiritually". And lawyer David Boyle wrote in his brief that contraceptives are not necessary, "since sexual relations are basically a voluntary activity....[S]ex is only a human want (like bowling or stamp collecting), not an actual need".

Bowling or stamp collecting. The jokes write themselves.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1159861 Jul 2, 2014
Muslim Terrorists Crossing US/Mexican Border Leave Their Prayer Rug Behind
Posted on 2 July, 2014 by AmyElizabeth

A local news station found Border Patrol documents that indicated that thousands of OTMs —“Other Than Mexicans”— have been caught crossing the Mexican border into the U.S., including some known terrorists.

But since that report, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has DENIED that there is any “credible evidence” that any terrorists have crossed over.

So the reporter took another look — and the evidence he found is even worse than originally revealed.

He found that 300 terrorists from the Somali Al Queda group Al-Shabaab — the group behind the terror attack at the Kenyan shopping mall last September – have entered the U.S. and are unaccounted for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

More of those "poorly crafted ponchos", eh Obama?

“Short-circuit Hillary”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1159862 Jul 2, 2014
Obama WH continues to pay women less than men

Male-female pay gap remains entrenched at White House

"The White House has not narrowed the gap between the average pay of male and female employees since President Obama’s first year in office, according to a Washington Post analysis of new salary data.

The average male White House employee currently earns about $88,600, while the average female White House employee earns about $78,400, according to White House data released Tuesday. That is a gap of 13 percent."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/male-f...
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1159863 Jul 2, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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normal people go to work regardless of the weather....
Obamabots and government workers stay home when the first snowflake falls.....
There's more to it than people showing up for work imbecile. Severe weather causes transportation delays and raw materials and finished goods don't get where they're supposed to. Airlines lose business due to flight cancellations and delays. People don't go out to restaurants and construction basically comes to a halt. If winter weather causes power outages then factories are shut down and it doesn't really matter how many people show up for work does it stupid?
You're an idiot Galt; you always have been and always will be!

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