Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1522411 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

#1174005 Jul 26, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Was the concept of 'land ownership' a part of their culture when the white man arrived?
I would think so at a collective level. They fought with other tribes over land ownership. I don't think they appreciated being put on government reservations.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1174006 Jul 26, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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Isn't your hero Kim Jung looking for you and your Wok Dong?
Be a good commie boy and go cook for your master, commie.
Aren't you his lapdog son?

And that's why you know when he's calling?

“Stop Child Slavery”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1174007 Jul 26, 2014
Official says Israel is extending Gaza truce for 24 hours: But troops will respond to any fire

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP)ó A government official says Israel's Cabinet has decided to extend a humanitarian cease-fire for 24 hours, but that troops will respond to any fire from Gaza.

The official wrote in a text message that the truce would be extended until midnight (2100 GMT) Sunday. He requested anonymity because he was not authorized to brief journalists.

He says Israel also will continue to demolish Hamas military tunnels during the period of lull.

Earlier, Hamas had rejected a four-hour extension of Saturday's initial 12-hour truce, and Gaza militants said they fired several dozen rockets at Israel.

There was no immediate Israeli retaliation for the rocket fire."

http://news.yahoo.com/no-truce-12-hour-lull-g...
Nostrilis Waxman

Miami, FL

#1174008 Jul 26, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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That will never happen
The moron UselessSince1680 doesn't realize (or care) that the Palistaine/Gaza government is Hamas, a terror group recognized by the U.S.

http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1174009 Jul 26, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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There you go again with your false accussations. Hamas didn't fire off any rockets until after the ceasefire ended.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/26/us-...
Over 1000 people massacred
Even Steven

Ashburn, VA

#1174010 Jul 26, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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LOL. There were about 80 acts of violence between israel and Palestine during Bush's term. Ending with the Gaza War, which began on December 27 2008 and ended on 18 January 2009. But you go ahead and tell yourself that lie if it makes you feel better about your position.
Bush set the Middle East on fire. Don't try and color it any other way.
You really must be delirious. The entire Middle East IS on fire but it is due to Obama's indecisive policies. He is totally lost and seen as weak.

Everything the White House has touched it has broken. The Libyan intervention replaced a terrible dictator with Islamist-tinged chaos. Egypt smolders under a repressive autocrat, while everyone blames the United States. In Syria, Bashar Assadís regime is within an ace of victory, and we have done nothing but issue fatuous redlines and ó as Obama did again on Thursday ó promise the rebels aid that never quite arrives.

Weíve treated our friends even more shabbily. The administration has tried hard to alienate Israel, invested much in Turkey for no return, and now sees Jordan trembling on the brink. In Pakistan, the Taliban is bold enough to attack the Karachi airport, and in Afghanistan its position can only improve as U.S. forces depart at the end of the year.

And then there is Iraqís collapse. The rights or wrongs of the Iraq War are irrelevant: if youíre elected president of the United States, you have to deal with the world as it is. In 2011, Obama declared that the United States. had created a ďsovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq.Ē That was not true then, and it is not true today.

Humiliatingly, Obamaís answer to all this is that we have to work with the Iranians. Thatís the wrong answer to the wrong question. Iran is not the answer: it is part of the problem. And the question is not how we can offload the defense of our interests onto others. Itís whether we can pull ourselves off the mat before our position in the Middle East drains into the sand.

http://dailysignal.com/2014/07/05/catastrophi...

“Stop Child Slavery”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1174011 Jul 26, 2014
Hamas also rejects Israel's proposed 24-hour humanitarian ceasefire extension
Nostrilis Waxman

Miami, FL

#1174012 Jul 26, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Aren't you his lapdog son?
And that's why you know when he's calling?
Can't be Dong.

You are the commie son!

Baawaaahhh!!!!
Mr Z

United States

#1174013 Jul 26, 2014
Don't like Obama? You must be a racist!

"I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that heís African-American." -- Jimmy Carter

®They canít stand the idea that heís president, and a piece of it is racism. Not that somebody in one racial group doesnít like somebody in another racial group, so what? Itís the sense that the white race must rule, thatís what racism is, and they canít stand the idea that a man whoís not white is president. That is real, that sense of racial superiority and rule is in the hearts of some people in this country." -- Chrissy Matthews
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1174014 Jul 26, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>No__I didn't ignore that.
Garner is a genius__Amos__not so much.
Off topic, but we are fellow Floridians; strange case about the FSU professor killed:

Questions remain in shooting death of FSU professor

The shooting death of a well-known Florida State University law professor has stunned the legal community.
TALLAHASSEE -- Thirty-six hours before he was gunned down in his Tallahassee home, law professor Dan Markel was pondering the death penalty.

On that night, July 16, his thoughts drifted to the number of Death Row inmates whose sentences had been vacated in California. He posted an essay on the subject to his widely read legal blog before going to bed.

Around 11 a.m. July 18, Markel, 41, was shot in the head. He died the following day.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/25/4255588...
Patrick

United States

#1174015 Jul 26, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
We have a front row seat to history in the making - or the unmaking - no matter what the outcome - good or bad.
Tensions are rising in Ukraine - the mayor of the central Ukrainian town was shot dead today and Russia is firing artillery from its own territory into Ukraine hitting Ukrainian military sites.
Tensions are rising in Israel - despite a temporary cease fire, Hamas has no intention of a permanent cease fire.
Tensions are rising in the Middle East - Iraq, Syria, Libya - to name a few.
Tensions are rising with Iran - talking only gives them more time and Israel will not wait until that time.
The global economy is an uncertainty.
We like to yen and yang but our complacency - as was warned by the 9/11 Commissioners recently - should be a mutually shared topic.
"The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear -
fear of the unknown,
the complex, the inexplicable.
What he wants above everything else is safety."
H. L. Mencken
Patrick

United States

#1174016 Jul 26, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Off topic, but we are fellow Floridians; strange case about the FSU professor killed:
Questions remain in shooting death of FSU professor
The shooting death of a well-known Florida State University law professor has stunned the legal community.
TALLAHASSEE -- Thirty-six hours before he was gunned down in his Tallahassee home, law professor Dan Markel was pondering the death penalty.
On that night, July 16, his thoughts drifted to the number of Death Row inmates whose sentences had been vacated in California. He posted an essay on the subject to his widely read legal blog before going to bed.
Around 11 a.m. July 18, Markel, 41, was shot in the head. He died the following day.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/25/4255588...
Did you graduate FSU ?
Very good history department, taught 1920 to 1945 off campus..similar at university of Texas
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1174017 Jul 26, 2014
Mr Z wrote:
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Wow...right in your area? Well, golly gee whiz. BFD
I have a problem with liars like you and Paul Gruber. Whether you're a Rotarian or you rotate on a dick isn't my concern.
If ever there was a total lying looney bin it's you Waxman. God you are stupid...one can only hope and I feel fairly sure that you are in a confined area,since you haven't moved in 4 years, I'll bet you pray for a dic daily, to go with that one nut.
Patrick

United States

#1174018 Jul 26, 2014
Thirty-six hours before he was gunned down in his Tallahassee home, law professor Dan Markel was pondering the death penalty.

On that night, July 16, his thoughts drifted to the number of death row inmates whose sentences had been vacated in California. He posted an essay on the subject to his widely read legal blog before going to bed.

About 11 a.m. on July 18, Markel, 41, was shot in the head. He died the following day.

Investigators say Markel was targeted. He was killed in his garage, according to a police report released Friday. Markel's black Honda Accord was being processed by a forensics unit, the keys still inside.

Police haven't said much more about the crime, which happened in a quiet, upscale neighborhood. The mystery has rocked the legal community and spurred scores of blog posts and online tributes.

"It's not only gruesome, it's spooky," said Doug Berman, a law professor at Ohio State University whom Markel referenced in his final blog post. "He was someone who was constantly engaged with criminal justice ideas, and thinking about how to handle human tragedies in profound ways. His obviously criminal slaughter brings that all together."

A native of Toronto, Markel had an academic track record that opened doors. Harvard College, Phi Beta Kappa. The University of Cambridge. Harvard Law School. Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

After graduation, Markel landed a prestigious clerkship with a federal appellate judge and did some white-collar criminal-defense work for an elite firm in Washington.

He was hired as an assistant law professor at Florida State before his 33rd birthday.

That same year, Markel proposed to Wendi Adelson, a third-year law student at the University of Miami. Like Markel, Adelson had graduated Phi Beta Kappa from an elite college in Boston and received a master's degree at Cambridge.
Even Steven

San Jose, CA

#1174019 Jul 26, 2014
Mr Z wrote:
Don't like Obama? You must be a racist!
"I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that heís African-American." -- Jimmy Carter
®They canít stand the idea that heís president, and a piece of it is racism. Not that somebody in one racial group doesnít like somebody in another racial group, so what? Itís the sense that the white race must rule, thatís what racism is, and they canít stand the idea that a man whoís not white is president. That is real, that sense of racial superiority and rule is in the hearts of some people in this country." -- Chrissy Matthews
Totally untrue. It is only a very biased liberal opinion. Liberals are so enamoured by Obama they cannot accept that conservatives actually disagree with Obama's policies and views.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1174020 Jul 26, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Off topic, but we are fellow Floridians; strange case about the FSU professor killed:
Questions remain in shooting death of FSU professor
The shooting death of a well-known Florida State University law professor has stunned the legal community.
TALLAHASSEE -- Thirty-six hours before he was gunned down in his Tallahassee home, law professor Dan Markel was pondering the death penalty.
On that night, July 16, his thoughts drifted to the number of Death Row inmates whose sentences had been vacated in California. He posted an essay on the subject to his widely read legal blog before going to bed.
Around 11 a.m. July 18, Markel, 41, was shot in the head. He died the following day.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/25/4255588...
Strange www.tallahassee.com/...news/.../dan-markel......
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1174021 Jul 26, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Did you graduate FSU ?
Very good history department, taught 1920 to 1945 off campus..similar at university of Texas
No; I'm from Boston. My daughter graduated U of Florida this year

“Stop Child Slavery”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1174022 Jul 26, 2014
Even Haaretz (as far left as it gets) thinks Kerry's latest proposal might as well have been drafted by Hamas

"The press conference U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry convened together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry was one of Kerry's most embarrassing incidents since taking office. And there were quite a few in the last year and a half.

A few hours before the press conference began, the Israeli security cabinet ministers unanimously rejected Kerry's cease-fire plan draft. Kerry, as is his wont, seemed and sounded as if he came from a parallel universe. He claimed to have never presented Israel with a formal offer for a cease-fire, slammed the Israeli media's "mischievous reports" and promised that Netanyahu's office will issue a clarification.

As if that wasn't enough, Kerry claimed he made significant progress in the cease-fire talks and said, deadpan, that the disagreements with Israel are purely on matters of terminology. Reality, of course, was completely different. If anything happened on Friday it was another deep crisis in trust between Israeli senior cabinet members and the American secretary of state.

The draft Kerry passed to Israel on Friday shocked the cabinet ministers not only because it was the opposite of what Kerry told them less than 24 hours earlier, but mostly because it might as well have been penned by Khaled Meshal. It was everything Hamas could have hoped for.

The document recognized Hamas' position in the Gaza Strip, promised the organization billions in donation funds and demanded no dismantling of rockets, tunnels or other heavy weaponry at Hamas' disposal. The document placed Israel and Hamas on the same level, as if the first is not a primary U.S. ally and as if the second isn't a terror group which overtook part of the Palestinian Authority in a military coup and fired thousands of rockets at Israel.

Kerry isnít anti-Israeli; on the contrary, he's a true friend to Israel. But his conduct in recent days over the Gaza cease-fire raises serious doubts over his judgment and perception of regional events. It's as if he isn't the foreign minister of the world's most powerful nation, but an alien, who just disembarked his spaceship in the Mideast. For a few moments Friday one could not avoid recalling the things Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said about Kerry, and admit that despite the fact that it wasn't appropriate, he may have had a point.

If Kerry did anything on Friday it is was to thwart the possibility of reaching a cease-fire in Gaza. Instead of promoting a cease-fire, Kerry pushed it away. If this failed diplomatic attempt leads Israel to escalate its operation in Gaza, the American secretary of state will be responsible for every additional drop of blood that is spilled

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search...
Nostrilis Waxman

Miami, FL

#1174023 Jul 26, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Over 1000 people massacred
Terrible isn't it?

Who do you blame?

The Israelis or the Palestinians that voted in Hamas to run the government for them?

"GAZANS WANTED A CEASEFIRE EVEN AS HAMAS STARTED FIRING ROCKETS

As tensions mounted and Hamas and other Gazan factions began to step up rocket fire last month, the people of that territory were heavily in favor of a ceasefire -- 70 percent of the poll respondents agreed or strongly agreed with the statement "Hamas should maintain a ceasefire with Israel in both Gaza and the West Bank." This attitude is corroborated by the 73 percent of Gazans who said Palestinians should adopt "proposals for (nonviolent) popular resistance against the occupation."

Read more: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-ana...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1174024 Jul 26, 2014
Realtime wrote:
Yes, he was from Toronto, grew up here, Coral Springs. Maybe the wife?

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