Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1383429 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1191760 Aug 25, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
Dan Rather
you're like a broken record. let's fix that.

Dan Rather Was Right About George W. Bush

Bush had committed to continuing his Guard service with a unit based in Montgomery, but nobody from that unit remembered seeing him, including the commander of the base. As the Globe story reported, Bush's next documented duty in the National Guard was a year later, back in Houston. It seemed that not only had Bush avoided Vietnam by entering the Guard, but he may have simply disappeared for a spell, failing to fulfill his duty to fly planes for a full six years.

The Globe story whipped the national media into a frenzy. The gaps that it revealed in Bush's record - and his campaign's inconsistent and sometimes discredited explanations for those gaps - prompted persistent questions about whether he had gone AWOL or even deserted the military for a time. In particular, reporters zeroed in on a document showing that Bush had lost his flight status in August 1972 for failing to take a flight physical, a serious offense.

...The Bush team knew it had to respond to the stories. Campaign spokesman Dan Bartlett explained that the reason Bush stopped flying in 1972 was that he was in Alabama and his family doctor wasn't available to give him a physical. When it was pointed out that only a military physician could perform a pilot's flight physical, Bartlett's story shifted. He said the Guard was phasing out the F-102 on which Bush had trained, and therefore Bush had opted out of flying altogether. Reporters countered that the plane continued to fly at Ellington Air Force Base until 1974. The Bush campaign tweaked the explanation yet again, saying that the Air National Guard in Alabama didn't have the F-102, so he saw no reason to maintain his flight status during his transfer.

These shifting explanations only intensified the scrutiny and led to questions about what else could have caused Bush's loss of flight status. One possible answer was offered much later, in 2004, by a woman named Janet Linke. After Bush left for Alabama, her husband, Jan Peter Linke, was transferred to Houston to replace him on the F-102, which apparently still needed pilots, despite the phaseout. While the Linkes were there, Bush's former commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Killian, allegedly told them that Bush had stopped flying because he became afraid to land the plane. "He was mucking up bad, Killian told us," Janet said to a Florida newspaper.(Jan Peter died in a car accident in 1973.)

But by the time Linke went public with her allegation, the press had already abandoned the Bush National Guard story for the Dan Rather controversy. Also ignored was some possible corroborating evidence: an Associated Press investigation uncovered Bush's original flight logs, which showed that after flying for hundreds of hours on the F-102, Bush suddenly began flying a two-seat T-33 training jet and spent more time in a flight simulator in the months preceding his departure for Alabama. The logs also showed instances of his having to make multiple passes at the landing strip.

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/276-7...

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1191761 Aug 25, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>It was the second shot to the head that convinced me he was out of control that and the fact that the kid was unarmed.
One thing we do know...Michael Brown had a huge chip on his shoulder when he robbed that store, threatened that store owner and ignored the police when he was told to get out of the middle of the street which resulted in a scuffle inside of the police car.

That's important information. His state of mind had a lot to do with his reaction when confronted by a police officer.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1191762 Aug 25, 2014
Do the Ferguson police carry tasers?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1191763 Aug 25, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
What none of us knows is if this 6 foot tall, 300 pound teenager was charging the police officer when he was fired upon in self defense.
The first "eye witness" accounts of him being shot in the back were completely false. Perhaps these same eye witnesses left out or made up other crucial information just to place a shadow over the officer's innocence and put race in the forefront.
If Brown did, in fact, initiate the struggle in the police car, injured the policeman and was perhaps going for his weapon before running away and turning around to charge him head on, it would change the whole narrative. Wouldn't it?
Rushing to judgment has become much too easy in this technological day and age. The facts will be made known soon enough. But we do know he wasn't shot in the back.
running away is charging?

he turned around when ordered and then was shot dead. so yeah, the FOX idea of charging i suppose.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1191764 Aug 25, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Out of control cops? So, you have him convicted already? So much for innocent until proven guilty.
Innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law.

Nothing there about personal opinions.

Two fools collided__one had a gun__why is it that the one with the gun is always the one in fear?

Brown is dead__Wilson career is in the tube.

Maybe he and Zimmerman can open a security company.

Shoot First Security LLC.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1191765 Aug 25, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>
We have almost 2000 'boots on the ground' and don't give me that humanitarian bs. They have weapons.
Your lack of comprehension abilities never ceases to amaze me.

The military term "boots on the ground" is used to convey that "military success can only be achieved through the direct physical presence of TROOPS in a conflict area.” We do not have TROOPS on the ground. Our military personnel are not involved in combat. I don't know why you can't get your head around it.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1191766 Aug 25, 2014
Racism peddled on Fox News is ‘so outrageous it’s almost art!’

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/22/russell...

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1191767 Aug 25, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Read you own post scumbag__it's pure nonsense.
What's pure nonsense is me having to prove to you time and time again the headlines and current events which you insist is pure nonsense even after posting credible sources to try and keep you in the loop.

C'mon, put up your dukes. Let's rumble.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1191768 Aug 25, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Silly Nilly.
Yes, the suit involved a local Fox affiliate but their case was argued by attorneys were from
Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, DC, and Gary D. Roberts and Theodore A. Russell of Fox Group Legal Department, Los Angeles, CA.
AND, Five major media outlets filed briefs of Amici Curiae- or friend of FOX – to support FOX’s position: Belo Corporation, Cox Television, Inc., Gannett Co., Inc., Media General Operations, Inc., and Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc.
Your claim that this was a "local" issue confirms what we already know...you are stupid.
You are seriously clueless!!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1191769 Aug 25, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>It was the second shot to the head that convinced me he was out of control that and the fact that the kid was unarmed.
the second shot to the head was the only thing that stopped the gentle giant.....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1191770 Aug 25, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
if actually did that did that i'd be documenting FOX lies 24/7.
and carol already does a much better job of it than i ever would.
so, how many hours each day do you watch FoxNews????....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1191771 Aug 25, 2014
TSM wrote:
This can’t be, Obama’s PR Firm’ CNN 'Braces' For More Cuts, Fears Are Intense!! CNN viewership continues to decline, the reason CNN Least Believable!! This Poll is supported by the Neilson Rating: FOX News Beats CNN and MSNBC Combined in Primetime!! Ouch
Jeff Zucker would fire his own mother to save a buck....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1191772 Aug 25, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
you're like a broken record. let's fix that.
Dan Rather Was Right About George W. Bush
Dan Rather was fired for lying.....good riddance.....

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1191773 Aug 25, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
running away is charging?
he turned around when ordered and then was shot dead. so yeah, the FOX idea of charging i suppose.
He was also shot in the back. Oh wait, no, he wasn't.

The eye witnesses obviously can't be trusted. Let's wait for the forensics and the investigation to reveal what actually happened.

Have you even considered the charging scenario? Or would you have been in the lynch mob ready to hang that officer from the highest tree the very same day?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1191774 Aug 25, 2014
RealDave wrote:
Do the Ferguson police carry tasers?
tasers are often used to kill people when the use of a firearm is not justified....

and are often misused.....

in many ways, they are worse than guns....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1191775 Aug 25, 2014
Brown funeral orator claims the gentle giant was a Christian missionary and martyr....

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1191776 Aug 25, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure...whatever. Can't recall anyone labeling Reagan as a messiah or a national magazine depicting him with a halo over his head or any news commentator saying he was bigger than God.
Only your side has no perspective whatsoever worshipping a cool black guy just because he was the first cool black guy running for the presidency with no credentials or qualifications for him to hold that much power. No one on your side even talked about that. Everyone on my side did.
OMG!!! It is conservatives that have labeled Obama as a "messiah" and have claimed that he is bigger than God. Not liberals. It was the conservative Newsweek owned by The Daily Beast that depicted Obama with a halo over his head... the line at the bottom of the cover said,“The First Gay President.” You are getting dumber everyday.

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1191777 Aug 25, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Foley was taken hostage long before "you" ever heard of ISIL.
Suggest you go find a clue.
And? They had captured Foley in 2012 by ISIS. What difference does it make when you/me/anyone knew about this are not?

Your attempts to deflect are pointless and disjointed.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1191778 Aug 25, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Your lack of comprehension abilities never ceases to amaze me.
The military term "boots on the ground" is used to convey that "military success can only be achieved through the direct physical presence of TROOPS in a conflict area.” We do not have TROOPS on the ground. Our military personnel are not involved in combat. I don't know why you can't get your head around it.
IRAQ
So Wait, How Many US Troops Are Now In Iraq? And What Are They Doing?
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By Kayla Ruble
July 1, 2014 | 7:10 pm
President Barack Obama ordered up an additional 200 American military troops for deployment in Iraq on Monday, where they will be tasked with helping secure the US Embassy ae Baghdad International Airport. This latest move to increase US military presence in Iraq comes as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues capturing territory in the country, and will bring the total number of US troops on the ground nationwide to 750.
Trying to figure out where those 750 are at any given moment, and what they're doing while they're there, is not easy.
"This force is deploying for the purpose of protecting US citizens and property, if necessary, and is equipped for combat," Obama said in a letter addressed to the US House of Representatives on Monday. "This force will remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed."
This is who is fighting in Iraq and why. Read more here.
According to the Pentagon, the troops arrived on Sunday along with a detachment of helicopters and drones. They will integrate with troops sent in recent weeks to help protect the US embassy and personnel already in the area.
“The presence of these additional forces will help enable the embassy to continue its critical diplomatic mission and work with Iraq on challenges they are facing,” Rear Admiral John Kirby, a spokesman for the Pentagon, said in a statement.
'They will be very good at improving the immediate tactical proficiency of some of the Iraqi military, but they will be less prepared to address the longterm health of the Iraqi army.'
In a separate authorization, Obama also gave the green light for up to 300 personnel to take part in an advisory mission aimed at establishing two joint operations centers and providing support to Iraqi security forces in their battle against ISIS.
The Pentagon reported that a first joint operations center was opened in Baghdad on June 26 with the help of 90 American troops.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1191779 Aug 25, 2014
“The most important reason we have [the Joint Operations Center] there is to provide command and control to the teams that are on the ground,” Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said at the time.“Additionally, it will of course serve as a fusion center where information that’s coming in from the various teams can be consolidated and it can be analyzed.”

Meanwhile, the US State Department said the US Embassy in Baghdad will move a “small number” of its staff to the consulates in the city of Erbil to the north and Basra to the south.

The newest set of deployed troops will join the 275 security forces that Obama authorized — with the consent of the Iraqi government — on June 16,“to provide support and security for US personnel and the US Embassy in Baghdad.” These forces were also being sent to help the US State Department during the initial relocation of its staff from the embassy in Baghdad to consulates in Basra and Erbil.

In a statement at the time, Kirby said that the troops were “trained to integrate with existing US Embassy security teams or operate as a standalone force as directed.”

While approximately 180 of the authorized military personnel, mainly advisors, have arrived in Baghdad so far, another 100 had been waiting in Kuwait. Kirby said these forces will now move forward to their assignment in Baghdad in order to provide security and logistics support.

Much of the troops in the initial deployment were expected to be Army Green Berets, who have previously played a role in training militaries in other countries.

The battle for Iraq. Watch it here.

"They will be very good at improving the immediate tactical proficiency of some of the Iraqi military, but they will be less prepared to address the longterm health of the Iraqi army," said retired US Lieutenant General James Dubik, who led the training of Iraqi forces in 2007 and 2008.

The troops that Obama has authorized since the crisis in Iraq flared up in June join approximately 150 personnel that were already in the country stationed at the Office of Security Cooperation and the embassy in Baghdad.

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