Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1395117 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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“Depends on the Day”

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#1173724 Jul 26, 2014
All Embassy staff in Libya evacuated by land to Tunisia under security escort

More than 150 Americans have been evacuated from the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, Libya, amid spiraling militant violence aimed at the Libyan government. "The U.S. together with other countries have decide that because of the freewheeling violence that is taking place particular around the embassy - it presents a real risk to our personnel," Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters during a trip to France.

American officials told NBC News that the 158 Americans, including 80 heavily armed U.S. Marines, left the embassy compound early Saturday in a caravan of SUV's and buses and drove west toward neighboring Tunisia. Besides the Marines who were the embassy’s security force, the caravan was also protected overhead by two American F-16 fighter jets and unmanned drones that shadowed the group on their drive.
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-orders-...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1173725 Jul 26, 2014
UPDATE: Right lane of I-77 Northbound is now open
Paul Hess
Updated: 9 minutes ago
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UPDATE: The right land of Interstate 77 Northbound has reopened through the East River Mountain Tunnel.

According to Michelle Earl with the Virginia Department of Transportation, crews are reopening Interstate 81 exit 72 to give drivers access to I-77 north.

Traffic will be moving slowly. Earl reminds drivers to use caution.

Electrical repairs inside the tunnel continue. No time frame for reopening the left lane has been established.

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UPDATE (WVVA)-Emergency officials now say the northbound side of the East River Mountain Tunnel could reopen sometime overnight. Watch Caroline Bach's report for the latest information.

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BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The northbound side of East River Mountain Tunnel could be closed for 'days' after a truck fire inside caused heat and smoke damage.

Tim Farley, Mercer County Emergency Management Director, tells WVVA News that the fire was extinguished and what was left of the truck was removed from the tunnel by 8 p.m.

Farley said all firefighters were out of the tunnel and accounted for. Two suffered smoke inhalation and were transported to a nearby hospital.

There was no word on the condition of the truck driver.

Southbound lanes were closed until just after 10:00 p.m. Friday. The northbound side, however, could remain closed for "days," Farley said, due to heat and smoke damage from the fire.

John Nash Blvd. was partially open to some remaining detoured northbound traffic Friday night. VDOT closed I-77 at Wytheville, Va., earlier in the evening.

Southbound traffic was still being detoured off I-77 at Exit 9 in Princeton, causing delays on Route 460 in the area.

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6:50 p.m. UPDATE: The Bluefield Police Department says Route 598 over East River Mountain is currently closed.

Motorists in the Bluefield area are advised to expect lengthy delays as crews work at the scene of a truck fire inside East River Mountain Tunnel.

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UPDATE:The following update was issued by VDOT at 6:00 pm.

I-77 remains closed in both directions. Virginia State Police have closed I-77 northbound at I-81 in Wytheville and southbound traffic is being diverted in West Virginia.

Surrounding states have been informed of the incident and the detours and they are sharing that information with motorists via electronic message boards.

VDOT is in the process of coordinating needed infrastructure repairs.

No timeframe has been established for damage assessment and repairs; however, we anticipate the the northbound tunnel closure may be in place for several days.
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Bluefield, W. Va.(WVVA)- Traffic comes to a standstill on Interstate 77 when a tractor trailer catches fire inside the East River Mountain Tunnel.

The fire started shortly after 3:00 pm on Friday. Emergency officials say the tractor trailer is carrying 200 gallons of fuel and is hauling paper boxes. Multiple fire departments are on scene.

According to www.511virginia.org , motorists can expect major delays due to the vehicle fire. The north left shoulder, left lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed. Traffic is backed up around five miles.

WVVA has a crew on scene. Look for more information on WVVA News at five and six.
Nostrilis Waxman

Miami, FL

#1173726 Jul 26, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Man Shoots Teen Girl After She Asks Him to Stop Riding Lawnmower In Her Yard
A dispute over trespassing led to the shooting of a 17-year-old girl in Minnesota, according to authorities.
July 24, 2014 |
A Minnesota man who admitted shooting a 17-year-old girl multiple times because she asked him to stop trespassing on his riding lawnmower has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by The Associated Press, 40-year-old Chad Pickering shot the 17-year-old girl in the chest, right thigh and left ankle while she was standing on the deck of her Bemidji home on Monday night.
WCCO reported that Pickering had been employed at the Northwestern Minnesota Juvenile Center as a corrections worker until June 9 of this year.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/man...
He is a union thug Democrat.

Democrats should not have guns.

Look at Chicago - 47 shooting just last week alone - 5 deaths.
Nostrilis Waxman

Miami, FL

#1173727 Jul 26, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Miami court rules in favor of gay marriage
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-g...
Good. Now you can get married. What is the big date?
Nostrilis Waxman

Miami, FL

#1173728 Jul 26, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder says Justice Department is ‘monitoring’ chokehold probe as Rev. Al Sharpton meets with feds

More targeted Justice by the Department of InJustice.

Like Obama, Eric Holder, worst AG in history.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1173729 Jul 26, 2014
Federal regulators let utilities gouge customers
Despite obscene profits from monopoly power, government officials ignore evidence and squash challenges
July 25, 2014 6:00AM ET
by David Cay Johnston @DavidCayJ
The profit margins that federal regulators set for utilities should be decreasing, given the long downward drift of interest rates and the shrinking cost of capital.

Bizarrely, the opposite is happening: Utilities are raking in stunning profits at the expense of consumers.

Now the first in a raft of cases asserting that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is letting utilities gouge customers by setting egregiously high rates of return may finally get a hearing.

The commissioners

Since utilities are legal monopolies with no market to discipline their pricing, only the vigilance of regulators stops them from causing irreparable economic harm by stifling growth, draining wealth from customers and distorting investment. Court rulings say FERC commissioners must “guard the consumer against excessive rates.”

The legal standard for setting utility rates is known as “just and reasonable.” Profits and prices are supposed to be balanced so both investors and customers get fair treatment.

FERC commissioners, however, disregard the just and reasonable standard, routinely ignore evidence and act more as agents of utilities than fair-minded regulators.

Who are these commissioners? Acting Chairman Cheryl LeFleur was acting CEO of the National Grid utility company. Philip D. Moeller has been the chief Washington lobbyist for utilities Alliant Energy and Calpine. Commissioner John R. Norris is a utility lawyer. Commissioner Tony Clark is a career regulator whose biography emphasizes that “he oversaw regulatory proceedings that permitted more than $5.5 billion in new investment in North Dakota through expanded wind, coal and oil and gas infrastructure.”

Absent from the commission is anyone who represents the rights of consumers.

The commissioners, all likely future employees of utilities, have erected what so far are impenetrable barriers to challenging FERC’s blatantly illegal conduct. That may appear to be a harsh judgment, but the record supports this.

Profit raking

In the first case among those underway, FERC awarded Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. of Maine a profit of 10.57 percent on equity invested in a transmission line.

By contrast, over the past 17 years the after-tax return for all nonfinancial domestic businesses averaged 8.85 percent, the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis reported last month, with a 4.3 percent average rate for utilities. And high-quality corporate bond yields are currently 4.58 percent, Treasury Department data show — well below the 30-year average of 7.48 percent.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1173730 Jul 26, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
Not only have present day Democrats become a different party than JFK's Democratic Party but are trying to anger their misguided base just for votes.
I'm thankful no party could fool me like that.
It's deception at the highest level and anyone who falls for it is in need of some serious soul searching.
Starting invisible wars helps no one but those who have something to gain. Not the country.
Yes Carol, the Democratic party has changed; for the better. Back in the 60's and 70's there were still racist Democrats located primarily in the South. Now that area is solidly Republican.
Democrats are closer to what JFK described as someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties.
Jim Crow may once have been a Democrat but now he's called James Crow Esquire and he's a Republican. He's changed tactics from police dogs and fire hoses to voter suppression laws and redistricting.
The Republicans have regressed from the progressive policies of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. They want to turn Lincoln's government of the people, by the people, for the people to government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations.
You're an idiot Carol; you always have been and always will be!

Since: May 14

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#1173732 Jul 26, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
Attorney General Eric Holder says Justice Department is ‘monitoring’ chokehold probe as Rev. Al Sharpton meets with feds
More targeted Justice by the Department of InJustice.
Like Obama, Eric Holder, worst AG in history.
Any news on the IRS?
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1173733 Jul 26, 2014
Liberals/Democrats just can’t help themselves Sen. John Walsh (D) committed ‘plagiarism ‘Michael Moore lied about his wealth now John Wiley Price (D) his chief of staff and two political consultants were in custody after being charged in a 13-count indictment!!!! Typical day at the office for a Liberal/Democrat!!

Since: Feb 07

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#1173734 Jul 26, 2014
The made for TV movies are being written, I would not be surprised if they film different endings because 'this' could go in bad way.
RayOne wrote:
The ELITE Washington posse is bouncing like coconut easter bunny rabbits to launch a LEGACY before a Hollywood meltdown.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1173735 Jul 26, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes Carol, the Democratic party has changed; for the better. Back in the 60's and 70's there were still racist Democrats located primarily in the South. Now that area is solidly Republican.
Democrats are closer to what JFK described as someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties.
Jim Crow may once have been a Democrat but now he's called James Crow Esquire and he's a Republican. He's changed tactics from police dogs and fire hoses to voter suppression laws and redistricting.
The Republicans have regressed from the progressive policies of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. They want to turn Lincoln's government of the people, by the people, for the people to government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations.
You're an idiot Carol; you always have been and always will be!
PDUPONT are you really this Stupid? Without a doubt todays Left Wing Radicals would consider’ JFK’ as a Conservative!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1173736 Jul 26, 2014
Moran Alert!!

Florida state Senator Alan Hays (R) announced Friday that he is working on a bill to make it mandatory that all public school students in the state be shown Dinesh D’Souza’s latest anti-Obama film, America: Imagine a World Without Her.

Hays did say that his draft of the bill will allow students whose parents object to the film’s message to opt out of the viewings.

D’Souza’s latest anti-Obama jeremiad is a conservative revisionist history that seeks to directly counter the version of U.S. history laid out in Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/25/fl-repu...
Waxman

Phoenix, AZ

#1173737 Jul 26, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes Carol, the Democratic party has changed; for the better. Back in the 60's and 70's there were still racist Democrats located primarily in the South. Now that area is solidly Republican.
Democrats are closer to what JFK described as someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties.
Jim Crow may once have been a Democrat but now he's called James Crow Esquire and he's a Republican. He's changed tactics from police dogs and fire hoses to voter suppression laws and redistricting.
The Republicans have regressed from the progressive policies of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. They want to turn Lincoln's government of the people, by the people, for the people to government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations.
You're an idiot Carol; you always have been and always will be!
Better if you like radicals & liars who hate America. That is your Democrat Party today.

I was a Democrat but grew tired of the dishonesty and lame destructive policies idiots like you promote.

You are an idiot, 62 percent!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1173738 Jul 26, 2014
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
PDUPONT are you really this Stupid? Without a doubt todays Left Wing Radicals would consider’ JFK’ as a Conservative!!
Are you really this stupid?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#1173739 Jul 26, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
You were the one just a couple days ago ranting against the partition because you were reluctant to admit that the UN acknowledged the Jewish settlers. See, how your claims of irrelevance suddenly bites when it is to your convenience to make them relevant.
Your continual claims that Jews only owned 6% of the land is not supported by any credible source. The partition was based on populations. Remember the Arabs were already given Jordan but was demanding the remaining portion of Palestine too. The Jews agreed to the UN division although they felt it was unfair however the Arabs continued to play all or nothing.
Just like you are doing.
You are dumber than dirt, that is all I can say.

Since: May 14

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#1173740 Jul 26, 2014
Does Obama get credit for allowing Libya to meltdown into chaos like the looney leftists blame Bush over Iraq?

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

http://news.yahoo.com/us-evacuates-embassy-li...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1173741 Jul 26, 2014
Will this nutcase run for President again?

In a Wednesday appearance on the Christian radio show Faith and Liberty, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said that LGBT people are attempting to make it legal to rape children in the U.S. and impose their agenda of “deviancy” on the whole population.

According to Right Wing Watch, Bachmann said that the “gay community” is taking steps to “abolish age of consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually. That’s the deviance that we’re seeing embraced in our culture today.”

She also said that “national hate crime laws” are a form of “tyrannical” oppression that liberals will use to silence Christians in this country.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/25/michele...

Since: May 14

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#1173743 Jul 26, 2014
The looney left heaps lies upon lies...

Uh oh: More audio emerges of Jon Gruber saying only state ObamaCare exchanges will be eligible for subsidies

Update: Gruber responds by ducking

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/25/uh-oh-m...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

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#1173744 Jul 26, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't flatter yourself as the people holding your viewpoint about Israel are less educated and less informed
http://content.gallup.com/origin/gallupinc/Ga...
http://content.gallup.com/origin/gallupinc/Ga...
LOL. No surprise there. The zionists have done an excellent job of brainwashing the public into believing that any criticism of israel is anti-semitic. You are a perfect example of someone who has imbided the koolaid.

The tide is changing.

One Jews opinion:

"As Jews we must shout from the rooftops against all forms of racism against Arabs and all others. Just as Jews were pro-active during the Civil Rights movement in this country, we must now reject Israeli calls for vengeance with respect to the tragic deaths of the three Israeli teens. We should be in the front lines of protest against the abusive response by Israel’s armed forces and police, who while ostensibly searching for the Israeli teens' murderers last month, arrested hundreds of Palestinians, many of whom remain in administrative detention, without charge. And now the IDF has released an aggressive military assault on Gaza in response to Hamas rockets, which in turn are in response to Israel’s bombing in select Gaza neighborhoods. The IDF is pounding Gaza with excess force, exacting collective punishment upon innocent Palestinians.

Peace is not merely a buzzword or a slogan, and it is not a word to be taken lightly. Indeed, real peace requires equality, freedom and above all, justice. Arabs in Israel and in the occupied territories must be treated with the same respect and under the same laws as Jews. All human beings deserve dignified treatment under the law, and that requires Israel to halt its practice of administrative detention of Palestinians, who are often arrested without charge and held for months, sometimes in solitary confinement. As well, Israeli law enforcement and military should be accountable for their behavior under the law in cases where Palestinians are abused, tortured or killed. Israeli political leaders must stop inciting violence against Arabs, and speak up for restraint.

A new conflagration is taking place between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, and people speak of an impending Third Intifada. To stop the potential deaths of hundreds, even thousands of innocent victims, the United States should intervene now, decisively, demanding that Israel show restraint and do everything in its power to restore calm.

Peace—and justice—depend upon it."

http://www.alternet.org/world/jews-must-speak...

Since: May 14

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#1173745 Jul 26, 2014
These right wing morons are a special kind of stupid. They have knowledge without wisdom. Their gullibility makes them susceptible to the propaganda of their wealthy handlers.

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