Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1535409 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

#1194691 Aug 31, 2014
Sometimes you read a sentence and you think to yourself: only here, only us. Here’s one such sentence.

“A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi submachine gun while he stood to her left side, trying to guide her.”

That’s from a New York Times account of the death of 39-year-old Charles Vacca, who worked for the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Arizona. He died Monday when his preteen student lost control of the Uzi. Apparently, the gun was in “repeat fire” mode, the recoil lifted the muzzle, the little girl couldn’t master it and Vacca was struck in the head....

What kind of shooting range allows a prepubescent girl to fire an Uzi? What kind of instructor does not guard against recoil when a child is handling such a powerful weapon? What kind of parents think it’s a good idea to put a submachine gun in their 9-year-old’s hands? And what kind of idiot country does not prohibit such things by law?

It is the last question that should most concern us. There’s not much you can do about individual lack of judgment. Some people will always be idiots. Some companies will always be idiots. But a country and its laws should be an expression of a people’s collective wisdom. So for a country to be idiotic says something sweeping about national character.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/08/30/4317169...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1194692 Aug 31, 2014
He’s toxic the Messiah has been given a Time Out stuck in the Corner… Mid-Term Battleground States a 'No-Fly Zone' for Obama!!
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1194693 Aug 31, 2014
Love It….PAPER:'Myth of arctic meltdown'... Satellite images show cap has GROWN... Gore predicted it would be ICE-FREE by now!!
Liberals/Democrats less get Real, Obama doing more Damage to Earth than Man Made Global Warming!!

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

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#1194694 Aug 31, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>
what UFO incident? there was no UFO..
how come now that everyone on the planet pretty much has a camera with them always, there hasn't been one credible vid or photo of a UFO? did they realize we now have cameras and hit their cloaking devices? sheesh1 you cult fodder freaks will believe anything you are told, won't you?
I saw one this morning. It was too big to be you so so it must have been an eagle or a buzzard

Since: Mar 14

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#1194695 Aug 31, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>
and yet there are several countries far more socialist than the US that have far better economies, far, far less national debt, better educated citizenry, healthier citizenry, less crime....
so how is it that socialism always fails again, stewie boy?
You are too uninformed to make blanket statements like that. Europe resorted to austerity measures because they ran out of other people's money.

The few socialist countries who managed to stay above water are small and have a valuable resource to keep them solvent.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1194696 Aug 31, 2014
TSM wrote:
Love It….PAPER:'Myth of arctic meltdown'... Satellite images show cap has GROWN... Gore predicted it would be ICE-FREE by now!!
Liberals/Democrats less get Real, Obama doing more Damage to Earth than Man Made Global Warming!!
You just don't get it. Increasing ice, melting ice, and historically normal levels of ice, are all directly attributable to AGW. Just take your Carbon Tax and move along.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1194697 Aug 31, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
because they can, without opposition....
Exactly

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1194698 Aug 31, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
You are too uninformed to make blanket statements like that. Europe resorted to austerity measures because they ran out of other people's money.
The few socialist countries who managed to stay above water are small and have a valuable resource to keep them solvent.
To be small and have resources is their only saving grace.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1194699 Aug 31, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama didn't divide this nation, fools like you did. you are what is wrong with this country.
A president who didn't have enough experience to lead a nation or understood how the governing process works expecting everyone to cater to his every whim and, when that didn't happen, started invisible wars to pit us against each other and demonized the opposition at every opportunity in an effort to divide and conquer us is what's wrong with this country.

Fools are those who couldn't see through this progressive liberal political tactical manipulation.

Fools are blind loyalists who still can't - or won't - see through it.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1194700 Aug 31, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
You are too uninformed to make blanket statements like that. Europe resorted to austerity measures because they ran out of other people's money.
The few socialist countries who managed to stay above water are small and have a valuable resource to keep them solvent.
canada is small? their middle class just passed ours... what does size have to do with it? the US os one of the most resource rich nations on the planet. don't try to talk issues you don't understand, fool.

Carol, every single post you make i show to be utter bullshit, you cannot talk about being uninformed, you are the most uninformed person on topix.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1194701 Aug 31, 2014
No way! Tell me this isn’t So….CNN's Race-Bait Bump Ends; Back to Wrestling MSNBC for Last Place!!
CNN to outdo MSNBC for the Race-Baiting Title must have deemed anyone that disagrees with their Liberal Ideology as Racist!! Folks less not forget CNN/MSNBC is the Liberal Hubs for their Info!!

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1194702 Aug 31, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
You just don't get it. Increasing ice, melting ice, and historically normal levels of ice, are all directly attributable to AGW. Just take your Carbon Tax and move along.
Carbon tax is crapola and extorsion (sp).....It stifles productivity here in the US IMO.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1194703 Aug 31, 2014
Seems no one in this administration is on the same page about the potential threat of ISIL. The leader of this administration is all over the map without a strategy because of it.

But fundraisers and golf are keeping him busy.

We're sailing into a storm without a rudder.

Later.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1194704 Aug 31, 2014
Keeping Their Voters Stupid Keeps Republicans Elected

Over the past six years after every election, a relatively common question is why do so many Americans dependably vote against their own self-interests. Despite poor white people in southern red states barely surviving on slave wages, welfare, food stamps, and no adequate healthcare, they routinely vote for Republicans openly campaigning on driving their constituents deeper into poverty. It is true that opposition to Democrats as surrogates for an African American President is driven by racial animus, but even that fails to explain poor white voters electing abusive Republicans promising to eliminate programs that keep them alive and block Democratic attempts to lift them out of poverty.

....It is beyond refute that if the citizens of this country were informed and educated, Republicans would be hard-pressed to get elected as dog-catchers, much less legislators. The assault on public education goes beyond Republican-controlled states as evidenced by congressional Republicans regularly cutting education funding. They, Republicans, know that if the public were educated, they could not demean science as the work of the devil, or claim contraception is abortion, or push the Christian bible as true science. There is a reason so many morons in the conservative movement are certain that god created America, wrote the Constitution, established America’s borders, and installed Christianity as the state religion, and it is simply due to their inability to pick up a history book or the founding document to check Republican claims for veracity.

Americans are not unintelligent, but a fair proportion of them are dirt stupid; it is the only reason a Republican ever gets elected. What Republicans are doing in the states to education is to maintain an ignorant, superstitious, and uninformed voting bloc as well as prepare the next generation to regularly vote against their own best interests. They will continue using any means to destroy public education because they know, as Founding Father Thomas Jefferson said, the only “true corrective of abuses of power is to see to it that a suitable education be provided for all its citizens.” It is a corrective that Republicans are waging a fierce battle against because their electoral survival depends on keeping their supporters uneducated, uninformed, and frankly, stupid from religion.

http://www.politicususa.com/2014/08/30/keepin...

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1194706 Aug 31, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
A president who didn't have enough experience to lead a nation or understood how the governing process works expecting everyone to cater to his every whim and, when that didn't happen, started invisible wars to pit us against each other and demonized the opposition at every opportunity in an effort to divide and conquer us is what's wrong with this country.
Fools are those who couldn't see through this progressive liberal political tactical manipulation.
Fools are blind loyalists who still can't - or won't - see through it.
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama didn't divide this nation, fools like you did. you are what is wrong with this country.

I say he is the cheerleader for the whole process of division.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1194707 Aug 31, 2014
TSM wrote:
No way! Tell me this isn’t So….CNN's Race-Bait Bump Ends; Back to Wrestling MSNBC for Last Place!!
CNN to outdo MSNBC for the Race-Baiting Title must have deemed anyone that disagrees with their Liberal Ideology as Racist!! Folks less not forget CNN/MSNBC is the Liberal Hubs for their Info!!
NBC nightly news pulls 8 million viewers. FOX race baiting pulls 1million for most any given show.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1194708 Aug 31, 2014
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Carbon tax is crapola and extorsion (sp).....It stifles productivity here in the US IMO.
And "we have no strategy"
WHAT?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1194709 Aug 31, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
A president who didn't have enough experience to lead a nation or understood how the governing process works expecting everyone to cater to his every whim and, when that didn't happen, started invisible wars to pit us against each other and demonized the opposition at every opportunity in an effort to divide and conquer us is what's wrong with this country.
Fools are those who couldn't see through this progressive liberal political tactical manipulation.
Fools are blind loyalists who still can't - or won't - see through it.
what "invisible wars were those, dear?
you are making a bigger asss of yourself proving that it is you that is wrong with this nation.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1194710 Aug 31, 2014
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>And "we have no strategy"
WHAT?
talkin to yourself again? only POShit could lose an argument with himself...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1194711 Aug 31, 2014
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>To be small and have resources is their only saving grace.
what resources does Sweden have in abundance? and onf course, i porved carols bullshit to be just that, as i always do.

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