Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1403354 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

#1172294 Jul 24, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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The Palestinians have been on Welfare and Food Stamps forever.
That's why fellow Arabs despise them and do not want their damned refugee camps situated in their own lands.
Yasir Arafat stole millions in Aid. Upon his death, his wife and kids visited a Swiss Bank and then disappeared afterwards.
But they are useful idiots to Mid-East power brokers.
And you would be our useless idiot.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1172295 Jul 24, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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So, what you're saying is, Rand Paul was board-certified, right?
You would support the cheating Rand Paul.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

New Britain, CT

#1172297 Jul 24, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Why are all of you ignorant baggers so interested and obsessed with others personal life. Is it because you are hoping that theirs is as miserable and useless as yours?
That's all ya' got Reichtard?

I argue about a fact, provide a source to back up my assertion and all you have is that I'm miserable?

ROTFLMAO!!!!

You are a text book liberal for sure, libtard.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1172298 Jul 24, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>But but but__Columbus 1492. Are you saying Columbus didn't land in Massachusetts?
Boston loves Columbus Day!!!
Don't tell Teaman eh?
You truly are a moran!!!
News in Science
Columbus and America
By Karl S. Kruszelnicki
The school kid rhyme runs, "In fourteen hundred and ninety two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue". That much is true. The rest of it - that he discovered North America, that he was trying to prove that the Earth was round, and that Queen Isabella pawned her jewels - it's all false.
If you want to get really picky, North America had been previously "discovered" some 20,000 years earlier. Even so, the sailor, Christopher Columbus, was not the first European to "encounter" North America. That honour popularly belongs to Leif Ericsson, and his Scandinavian colleagues, around 1000 AD. But more to the point, Columbus never actually set foot in North America.
Christopher Columbus headed west across the Atlantic Ocean pushed by many forces. They included fear of both Islam and Portugal, the lust for gold and adventure and of course, the desire for lucrative spices (which were used as medicines, and for flavouring and preserving food). But the Ottoman Empire and other Islamic states made getting to the East for spices very difficult, whether you went by land or by sea.
However, there was the long-discussed "long way around the world" to the East, by going to the West. All the astronomers, astrologers and master mariners knew that the Earth was a sphere. After all, when a ship came over the horizon, you saw the tip of the mast first, and the hull last - exactly what you would expect with a spherical planet. Indeed, way back around 250 BC, the Greek poet, astronomer and scientist, Eratosthenes, had measured the circumference of the Earth accurate to about 10%. In the early 7th century in Spain, the erudite St. Isidore of Sevilla had published one of the first encyclopaediae, and in it, he wrote that the Earth was spherical. As a result, educated Europeans were quite aware that the Earth was a ball.
Columbus was also familiar with the calculations of the 2nd century AD scientist, Ptolemy, who had discussed travelling to China overland. Columbus had also read the travels of Marco Polo in the 13th and 14th centuries. Columbus was convinced that both Ptolemy and Marco Polo could be read to mean that China stretched a really long way around the back of the Earth - so that a
determined navigator could travel to China in the East, by instead going West.Columbus mounted four journeys, none of which reached North America.
His first journey of 1492 was funded by a consortium of himself, bankers, and the king and queen of Spain.(No, Queen Isabella did not have to pawn her jewels. That particular myth was started by Bartolomé de Las Casas, a 16th century
Spanish historian.) In his first journey, Columbus visited San Salvador in the Bahamas (which he was convinced was Japan), Cuba (which he thought was China) and Haiti (where he found gold).
His second journey (1493) was far better funded - possibly because his first expedition brought back gold, spices, parrots and human captives. He set off with at least 17 ships, holding cavalry, some 200 private investors and some 1,300 salaried men. He again visited Haiti (he called it Hispaniola, and was convinced it was the biblical land of Sheba) and explored more of Cuba.
His third expedition left with six ships in 1498. He explored southwards, and set foot in Venezuela (which he was convinced was the temperate lowlands of an "Earthly Paradise".)

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1172299 Jul 24, 2014
A missing Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers on board has crashed, according to official

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/24/us-...

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1172300 Jul 24, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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Obama has never even seen the inside of a court room as a lawyer.
The only link anyone can find that opposes this statement is a LA Times article that includes infrmation about specific plantiffs with settlements of 300 dollars or so, obviously never went to trial. The "proof" Obama was ever in a courtroom as a lawyer are nebulous comments by his employer without any of the details provided for the penny ante suits obviously settled out of court. It seems that if the "journalist" could get the minute details of penny ante lawsuits, he could get some deails of the big cases Obama worked on. That is what was missing from the only article anyone can find promoting the lie that Obama is a constitutional lawyer.
Let's state the facts again:
Obama is a fraud. Obama has never even seen the inside of a court room as a lawyer.
That is a lie. I provided proof in the past. You know, before you went into rehab.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1172301 Jul 24, 2014
His fourth expedition of 1502 had four ships. He visited Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. He was forced to beach his remaining two ships in Jamaica, and was castaway for a year. During that time, he did correctly predict an eclipse of the Moon to impress the locals, thus convincing them to provide him with food.
Today, Americans celebrate "Columbus Day" on the second Monday in October, to remember the landing of Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. In reality, he never set foot in North America. The closest he got was to land on the island of San Salvador, in the Bahamas.
So first, Columbus did not ever land in North America. Second, Columbus was not sailing across the Atlantic to prove that the world was round - all the educated people knew that it was round. No, Columbus was trying to find a better trade route to bring back lucrative spices from Asia.
And to the end of his days, he was convinced that he had sailed to the Indies and China.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1172302 Jul 24, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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Obviously, you don't have a college degree, not have taken any economics courses, dumbass.
Low interest rates mean people are not putting money in local banks. This makes for less funds available to small business customers.
http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/215757...
Of course a liberal like you is a know-it-all, but you rally should stick to things you have a clue about, which I doubt is very much more than what you can Google.
What did you do for a living Paul?
Dupie is an Armchair Expert on everything.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1172303 Jul 24, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Calling Al Sharpton....Calling Jessie!!!!!
Calling Al Sharpton....Calling Jessie!!!!!
Calling Al Sharpton....Calling Jessie!!!!!
'After much pressure, Twitter releases its diversity figures'
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/07/23...
Blacks reign supreme in Basketball, Dancing and Rapp. Rythm(snicker, snicker)

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1172304 Jul 24, 2014
scirocco wrote:
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I guess the 200,000 dead in Syria and some by chemical weapons means nothing to you and Obama.
Everything negative that happens during this presidency is someone else's fault. Of course, once something positive occurs, that'll be Obama's doing.

The highpoint of Obama's presidency was at the start. He was transformational, above racism, above criticism, clean and articulate. He even won a Nobel Peace Prize because of his mere presence. Since then, it's been a long abusive relationship. With Obama, we got our climax at the beginning.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

New Britain, CT

#1172305 Jul 24, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Fund raisers are not government functions.
Did you read the article dumbfk?

"At a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser Wednesday afternoon in Silicon Valley, reporters were ushered out just as the president began taking questions from contributors."

They were already there, Kool-Aid drinker.

God are you Sofa King stupid.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1172306 Jul 24, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>But but but__Columbus 1492. Are you saying Columbus didn't land in Massachusetts?
Boston loves Columbus Day!!!
Don't tell Teaman eh?
Ha ha, I'm having a hard time convincing people you're really a nice guy when you're sober.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1172307 Jul 24, 2014
scirocco wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess the 200,000 dead in Syria and some by chemical weapons means nothing to you and Obama.
You don't think that's why he forced Syria to get rid of them now, do yea????
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1172308 Jul 24, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
That's all ya' got Reichtard?
I argue about a fact, provide a source to back up my assertion and all you have is that I'm miserable?
ROTFLMAO!!!!
You are a text book liberal for sure, libtard.
While no further proof is needed as to your insanity.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1172309 Jul 24, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Fund raisers are not government functions.
Then the tax payers shouldn't be footing the bill.

What's the cost of cranking up Air Force One?
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1172310 Jul 24, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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Ha ha, I'm having a hard time convincing people you're really a nice guy when you're sober.

I suspect as phony as you are it would be hard for you to convince anyone of anything.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1172311 Jul 24, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Then the tax payers shouldn't be footing the bill.
What's the cost of cranking up Air Force One?
The roots of Dave's adoration for Obama go much deeper than mere politics. It's an attraction only he can explain.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1172312 Jul 24, 2014
MIDDLE EAST
Hamas resists Kerry's attempts at Gaza cease-fire deal
Published July 24, 2014FoxNews.com
Secretary of State John Kerry's proposals for a cease-fire that would halt the fighting in the Gaza Strip have been resisted by the Islamic militant group Hamas, who insist that any truce agreement must meet the group's main demand that a joint Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the territory be lifted.

"When it comes to the balance of power in this crisis between us and Israel, they are the executioners, the aggressors, the occupiers, the settlers, and we are the true owners of the land," Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said Wednesday in a televised speech from his home-in-exile in Doha, Qatar. "We will not accept anything but the end of the siege."

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that diplomats from the U.S., Israel, and other Middle Eastern countries are reworking a cease-fire proposal made by Egypt's foreign ministry last week. The paper reports that the new proposal would call for both Israel and Hamas to cease military operations in the coming days before calling on the U.S. and the international community to begin talks on a long-term economic program for Gaza.

Hamas rejected the initial Egyptian cease-fire proposal on the grounds that it had not been consulted by Cairo, and claimed that the plan did not provide for the lifting of the blockade or the release of militant prisoners from Israeli custody.

The Journal reports that Hamas' demands to open up the movement of goods into Gaza are likely to be met with resistance by Israel unless it is allowed to monitor the trade for weapons bound for Hamas.

Meanwhile, Israeli military officials told The Journal this week that Hamas's fighters are better-equipped and better-trained than in previous clashes in 2009 and 2012, said an Israeli military officer who requested anonymity.

The militants are using a strategy of avoidance, relying on snipers and improvised explosive devices to hit Israeli forces rather than engaging in face-to-face fighting where they would be at a big disadvantage, he said. They have infiltrated Israel through five cross-border tunnels, even as the army moves to destroy others.

Israeli tanks and warplanes continued to bombard the Gaza Strip on Thursday. Israel said that three of its soldiers had died Wednesday, bringing the military's death toll to 32 since ground operations in Gaza began on July 17 with the aim of halting rocket fire from Gaza and destroying a sophisticated network of cross-border tunnels. Two Israeli civilians and a Thai worker in Israel have also been killed.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1172313 Jul 24, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Then the tax payers shouldn't be footing the bill.
What's the cost of cranking up Air Force One?
Hypocrite much?
Bush's vacations costly
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 12:00 pm
By the Midland Daily News

Bush’s vacations

To the editor:

U.S. Rep. Dave Camp began his courting of the very conservative wing of his party with his speech recently at the 34th Republican Roundup in Clare. He began with the president’s $4 million Christmas vacation in Hawaii. What Camp did not tell the audience was how much President Bush cost the taxpayers when he vacationed.

The Republican Party has been outraged at the $4 million plus price tag for Obama’s family Christmas vacation, and they constantly hold George W. Bush up as an example of how thrifty a president should be when going on vacation.

The problem is that Bush wasn’t thrifty. He was the most expensive vacation president in U.S. history. Not only did Bush spend more days on vacation than any other president, but he used Air Force One more often while on vacation than any other president. In response to growing criticism that the president was on vacation too much, the Bush administration adopted the Rovian tactic of scheduling,“work events” while the president was in Crawford so that they could claim that President Bush’s vacations were working vacations.

During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, Texas. Using the low end cost of $56,800, Media Matters calculated that each trip to Crawford cost taxpayers $259,687, and $20 million total for Bush’s ranch flights.

If cost of the flight was the only expense involved to taxpayers, Bush’s vacations would still seem rather economical, but there is more, much more. Unlike the Obama’s $4 million Christmas vacation price tag, which includes the cost of everything from transportation to accommodations for the First Family, the White House staff, and the White House press corps, Bush’s numbers only include the cost of flying the president to Crawford.

The cost of transporting and accommodating staff, media, friends and family is not included in Bush’s vacation numbers.

It is a good thing that President Bush did not talk about income equality during his presidency. With all the money we spent on his vacations, I wonder if Rep. Camp would be saying “Am I the only one that sees the irony here?”

The really good news for the far, far right is that President Obama did not vacation in his REAL birth place located in Africa. Think what that would cost?

CHARLES RUSSIAN
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1172314 Jul 24, 2014
flack wrote:
His fourth expedition of 1502 had four ships. He visited Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. He was forced to beach his remaining two ships in Jamaica, and was castaway for a year. During that time, he did correctly predict an eclipse of the Moon to impress the locals, thus convincing them to provide him with food.
Today, Americans celebrate "Columbus Day" on the second Monday in October, to remember the landing of Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. In reality, he never set foot in North America. The closest he got was to land on the island of San Salvador, in the Bahamas.
So first, Columbus did not ever land in North America. Second, Columbus was not sailing across the Atlantic to prove that the world was round - all the educated people knew that it was round. No, Columbus was trying to find a better trade route to bring back lucrative spices from Asia.
And to the end of his days, he was convinced that he had sailed to the Indies and China.
Who cares you mindless twit?

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