Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1508094 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1188541 Aug 19, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The ruckus is limited to about a four block area near the Quik Trip. Ferguson covers a little over 6 square miles.
after this fiasco, who would want to live in Ferguson or invest in a business there???...
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1188542 Aug 19, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
lily can't handle her neighbor's dog without calling the cops......
Wouldn't she just bite it back?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1188543 Aug 19, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Homer is correct....
just let the gentle giant rob convenience stores at will....
it's in the Constitution.....
Moran alert
Mugsy

United States

#1188544 Aug 19, 2014
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Any Conservative:¨I disagree with Affirmative Action.¨
Yeah:¨So...now you're for slavery and lynching!!!¨
Yeah because the two are so similar in nature. That's not an either/or scenario you dolt. It's amazing how idiotic the left is, which begets the next question? Do they honestly believe the crap they say or are most of them just ostensibly stupid?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1188545 Aug 19, 2014
Homer wrote:
I imagine Fox News is scouring the wire looking for black on white crime. Expect an uptick in videos on their news* channel.
* Fox News is not officially recognized as a news channel by sane people.
this is what passes as homer humor these days.
Joyce

United States

#1188546 Aug 19, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You do realize that at least one of the shots to the arm could have been while running away. That could easily be interpreted as being shot in the back.
Of course, you have already decided.
Dr. Michael Baden's preliminary autopsy report clearly and concisely stated that bullets entrance were all frontal. This also coincides with St. Louis County M.E. report.

Did you not see the report?
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1188547 Aug 19, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
The only way for that town to heal is for that cop to be fired; he'd have to be out of his mind to stay in that town anyway. It's over. He's trigger happy and incompetent.
Just close your eyes and imagine if that kid was a big fat white kid and a black cop gunned him down?
The rioters don't want a healing, they want to keep looting. It's a liberals dream summer vacation come true. Every corner has a black mob--SUCCESS!
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1188548 Aug 19, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
FACT?
Do you car to back up your ridiculous assertion?
Really? No? Gee, I wonder why? Could it be that your source has no credibility?
Yep!
Moron.
Image via Wikipedia

A poll by Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey showed that of all the news channels out there, Fox News viewers are the least informed.

People were asked questions about news habits and current events in a statewide poll of 600 New Jersey residents recently. Results showed that viewers of Sunday morning news shows were the most informed about current events, while Fox News viewers were the least informed. In fact, FDU poll results showed they were even less informed than those who say they don’t watch any news at all.

Readers of The New York Times, USA Today and listeners to National Public Radio were better informed about international events than other media outlets.

In one major example, New Jersey poll participants were questioned about the outcome of the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa earlier in the year. A total of 53% of respondents know that Egyptians were successful in overthrowing dictator Hosni Mubarak. Also, 48% know that the Syrian uprising has thus far been unsuccessful in ousting Assad. But on balance, Fox News viewers were 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government than those who were not TV news viewers. Fox News viewers were also 6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government than those who watch no news.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1188549 Aug 19, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>A parent looking for justice. I thought you were against out of control cops? I guess it's okay if the victim is black?
keep in mind, homer has no kids. That explains his stupid answer.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1188550 Aug 19, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
At least cover him up if they have to wait for the coroner for kerrrists sake.
You can't. It might disturb evidence. You people been watching too much CSI. Sometimes it takes a while unlike on TV where they are there after the commercial break.
Mugsy

United States

#1188551 Aug 19, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>
That's all liberals have. They must divide everyone into race, sexual orientation, and party. Liberals are the most raxist people on the planet. They prove it on here every day!
Total acquiescence with what you said. I've honestly come across very few liberals who are capable of engaging in civil discourse without engaging in ad hominem or employing racial innuendo. That's their typical default position when they can't defend their position. While expected, I still can't help but feel sorry for how pathetic and grossly misguided they sound. It's as if they circulate a cue card to all of them because all you hear is the same crap. That said, there's no doubt most of them are racists who codify and divide based on race and gender.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1188552 Aug 19, 2014
Mugsy wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah because the two are so similar in nature. That's not an either/or scenario you dolt. It's amazing how idiotic the left is, which begets the next question? Do they honestly believe the crap they say or are most of them just ostensibly stupid?
lol! You're the CRA idiot son.

And that's just for starters....
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1188553 Aug 19, 2014
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
I though Lilly "was" the neighbor's dog.
Is this another example of your wonderful contribution to Topix? MORON

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1188554 Aug 19, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! So how are you going to know the next machine you get is programmed by the conservative son?
I bet you'll be using the same programs again too, eh?
do any libturds get sarcasm?
Ray Donovan

East Hartford, CT

#1188555 Aug 19, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>

Of course, you have already decided.
And you idiots haven't?

'Over a dozen witnesses back cop's story.'

Your hypocrisy is laughable.
Mugsy

United States

#1188556 Aug 19, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! So... now you're against capitalism!!!
Flip....
Flop.....!!!!
You mean like Obama whose views vacillate with whatever is conveniently expedient?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1188557 Aug 19, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>So you must believe OJ is innocent too....
the verdict in the OJ trial was racist, the facts irrelevant.....
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1188558 Aug 19, 2014
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
he did, stupid. Anonymous posted the dispatch logs a while ago.
Learn about guns before your rat mouth spews idiocy like "shoot him in the legs".
you're not even interested in facts in situations like this. To you it always comes down to whitey bad, black guy good.
Anonymous posted the dispatch logs on this thread?

Check here___for yes

Check here___for oops wrong thread.

Officer Wilson fkd up__and bank that he knew he fkd up.before Brown hit the pavement.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1188559 Aug 19, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Image via Wikipedia
A poll by Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey showed that of all the news channels out there, Fox News viewers are the least informed.
People were asked questions about news habits and current events in a statewide poll of 600 New Jersey residents recently. Results showed that viewers of Sunday morning news shows were the most informed about current events, while Fox News viewers were the least informed. In fact, FDU poll results showed they were even less informed than those who say they don’t watch any news at all.
Readers of The New York Times, USA Today and listeners to National Public Radio were better informed about international events than other media outlets.
In one major example, New Jersey poll participants were questioned about the outcome of the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa earlier in the year. A total of 53% of respondents know that Egyptians were successful in overthrowing dictator Hosni Mubarak. Also, 48% know that the Syrian uprising has thus far been unsuccessful in ousting Assad. But on balance, Fox News viewers were 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government than those who were not TV news viewers. Fox News viewers were also 6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government than those who watch no news.
Dumbass!!!!

Fake study says Fox News viewers have low IQs

avatar
by Andrew Beaujon
Published Dec. 10, 2012 9:41 am
The Huffington Post | Daily Kos
A study that claimed Fox News viewers were significantly less intelligent than average Americans is a hoax, Michael Giltz writes. The “study” was ordered up by a group of conservatives who hope to move the Republican party in a more moderate direction, lead hoaxer “P. Nichols” told Giltz.

Making people embarrassed to say they watched FOX News (or better yet not watch FOX News at all) might help that goal. So the 5000 people who took part in the study were chosen by Nichols and non-scientists, essentially selected to guarantee the results they were looking for.

News of the study was distributed by the press-release-distribution service PRWeb and was picked up by grateful Fox-skeptic communities like Daily Kos and Current.

PRWeb insisted Nichols rewrite the release four times, he told Giltz.

They sent the first draft back “and said it read like b.s.,” claimed Nichols, who said they didn’t use that word. PRWeb asked for more details about the study and more specifics until five drafts later they were finally satisfied that it met some minimal standards, he said.
“Facts are obsolete,” Nichols told Giltz, while explaining the study, which he also characterized as “social commentary.”

A Daily Kos group called Media Watch picked up that torch, writing a second post on the fake study that dings Yahoo for being “fooled by this phony press release.” It continued:

but the bigger fools are those who watch and believe the certifiable nonsense that is broadcast every day on Fox News.
Earlier this year, an actual study by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind asked the audiences of various media organizations a battery of questions about current events, and Fox News viewers finished last —“worse than if they had reported watching no media at all,” the researchers wrote. Fox responded by suggesting Fairleigh Dickinson “invest in improving its weak academic program instead of spending money on frivolous polling – their student body does not deserve to be so ill-informed.”
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1188560 Aug 19, 2014
Why Rick Perry Will Be Convicted

Perry is accused of using his veto authority to coerce a publicly elected official into leaving office. And when the veto threat, and later the actual exercise of the veto didn't work, he may have tried a bit of bribery, which is why he is facing criminal charges.

Not because he exercised his constitutional veto authority.

Some of the media appear to have adopted the Perry narrative that he wanted to get rid of an irresponsible Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg because she had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Lehmberg, whose blood alcohol level was about three times above legal limits, was recorded on video as drunk and belligerent during booking. Perry is arguing he eliminated the $7.5 million dollar budget that Lehmberg managed for the Public Integrity Unit (PIU) because she was no longer responsible enough to run the operation.

But the governor probably had another motive.

The PIU had been investigating the Cancer Research and Prevention Institute (CPRIT), a $3 billion dollar taxpayer funded project that awarded research and investment grants to startups targeting cancer cures. The entire scientific review team, including Nobel Laureate scientists, resigned because they said millions were handed out through political favoritism. Investigations by Texas newspapers indicated much of the money was ending up in projects proposed by campaign donors and supporters of Governor Perry. In fact, one of the executives of CPRIT was indicted in the PIU investigation for awarding an $11 million dollar grant to a company without the proposal undergoing any type of review.

Perry might have been the next target.

The same cronyism appeared to be at work in two other large taxpayer accounts called the Emerging Technology Fund (ETF), and the Texas Enterprise Fund,(TEF), which were supposed to be used to help technology startups and assist companies wanting to move to Texas. In total, the governor and his appointees had purview over about $19 billion and where they wanted it invested.

Why not make sure your contributors get some of that sweetness?

If Perry were able to get Lehmberg to resign, he'd have the authority to appoint her replacement. We can assume that would have been a Republican, and that any investigations might have stuttered to a halt. The DA, however, refused, and began to field threats from the governor's office that the PIU budget was to be zeroed out via line item veto. But the exercise of the veto is not what got Perry indicted.

First, he used the veto to threaten a public officeholder. This is abuse of the power of his office. Presidents and governors frequently use the possibility of vetoes to change the course of legislation. But that is considerably different than trying to force an elected officeholder to resign. What Perry did, if true, can be politely called blackmail, and, when he sent emissaries to urge Lehmberg to quit even after his veto, he may have indulged in bribery. According to sources close to the grand jury, Perry dispatched two of his staffers and one high-profile Democrat to tell Lehmberg if she left her office the governor would reinstate the PIU budget. One report indicates there may have been a quid pro quo of a new, more lucrative job for the DA, which is why this case has nothing to do with his right to use the veto.

But that's where Perry will focus his public defense.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-moore/why-r...

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