Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1680810 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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Jackie Lynch

East Hartford, CT

#1196952 Sep 4, 2014
Huffington Post hires former Washington Redskin WR Donte Stallworth to cover national security.

Let's see...apart from the fact that Stallworth is NOT a journalist, IS a 9/11 ¨Truther¨ AND pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter for striking and killing a 59-year-old man in Florida in 2009, this seems like a great hire!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1196953 Sep 4, 2014
flack wrote:
BySTEPHANIE CONDONCBS NEWSSeptember 4, 2014, 5:38 AM
Obama and NATO face uncertainty instead of closure in Afghanistan
When President Obama and other leaders belonging to the NATO coalition meet this week in Newport, Wales, they'll have plenty on their plate to discuss, between Russia's hostility toward Ukraine and the growing threat from ISIS. Before tackling those subjects, however, they'll have to address the unexpectedly complicated situation in Afghanistan.
After 13 years of war in Afghanistan, NATO allies expected that this week's summit would mark the smooth withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan. NATO countries are expected to keep troops there past this year with the mission of training and advising Afghan security forces. Now, however, with the results of Afghanistan's presidential elections unclear, it's unclear what role the U.S. and NATO will play there.
"When the summit was announced a year ago, everyone thought this would be a meeting in which NATO... would celebrate the end of the mission," Ivo Daalder, former U.S. permanent representative to NATO and president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, told reporters Wednesday. "The developments in Afghanistan have put a monkey wrench in that part of the conversation."
...Without a signed agreement protecting U.S. troops, the U.S. would pull all troops out of Afghanistan, and NATO allies would follow.
"I think there's a lot of nervousness... particularly on the military side, in terms of the timelines," Kathleen Hicks, director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) told reporters last week. "If there's not a BSA for the U.S.-- and ergo, not a BSA for NATO with Afghanistan -- that there would have to be a very stressful timeline to pull out troops."
Yet with no political agreement in sight, no head of state from Afghanistan will be present at the NATO summit.
Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in Kabul last week that the Pentagon would let U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan even if the political stalemate is drawn out "a little further than we hoped it would."
Hicks that "we're playing a little bit of a game of chicken here."
"I do think... we are being respectful, perhaps, is the way to put it, to the Afghan political process," she added.
Under all of this uncertainty,...
...the growing threat of Islamic extremists in Iraq is expected to loom over the Afghanistan discussions. Extremists gained a foothold in Iraq after the United States withdrew from there in 2011, and already, the Taliban is attempting to exploit the political weaknesses in Afghanistan.
Hicks said it's unclear whether that will "change the calculus with regard to the timeline commitment in Afghanistan."
"The United States and certainly NATO allies, as best we can tell, are holding the line in terms of their decisions to ramp down on a timetable," she said. "But there is also time... for a change of position on that, should the Afghan political process stall."
Obama sabotaged Afghaistan when he ordered all combat against Al Qaeda and the Taliban cease and all US Armed Forces to retreat from the caves along the Afghan-Pakistan border where Bush had them holed up. Then, he gives Al Qaeda and the Taliban "safe passage" throughout Afghanistan, which they used to re-insert themselves into the population Bush and the Karzai government had them isolated from before Obama's retreat and surrender.
The end result is the government of Afghanistan was sabotaged to the point where the Taliban and Al Qaeda are a threat to take the country over again. Thus, with Al Qaeda and the Taliban having coerced the population sector they regained control of after Obama sabotaged the war, they have enough representation in the government to sabotage any US-NATO initiative, which is exactly what you are seeing now.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1196954 Sep 4, 2014
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
First don’t draw Red Lines and Secondly ‘Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say!!’ Biden was very Clear: Vows to Follow ISIS ‘To the Gates of Hell’
Obama’s Weak Response… said that ISIS can be shrunk to “a manageable problem” if the international community works to “isolate!!” This happy talk gets People Killed!!
Biden is "big mouth, no action".......

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1196955 Sep 4, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
All my spamming shut down Topix for 7 hours!! Bwaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! !
Nope, that wasn't it. There must be a government conspiracy theory you can dig up.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1196956 Sep 4, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
So instead of trying to correct an obvious wrong you and idiots like you and carol defend the tax cheats, just another example of baggers ass kissing the rich at the expense of the poor and working class...Why anyone would ever vote Republicans has to be a mental condition, yours just happens to be a tad more obvious.
the biggest "tax cheats" are those who work for cash and don't report the income.....

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1196957 Sep 4, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you get together with Galt, TSM, DB, Carol, Forks, Hilarious, Waxturd, and a couple other Taliban members on here and form a killer squad, you can use Easy Eed as your operational expert, with Flack as the lighting directer, Waxturd could maybe fake the enemy out by pretending to be 20 socks, in the unlikely event that you capture any of ISIS you could use carol as the interrogator after listening to here personal problems for an hour or so they will confess anything just to make her shut the fk up. Good luck and God speed because after the first shot you will all scatter in about ten different directions kinda like a flock of chickens
Entertaining. Thanks.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1196958 Sep 4, 2014
John Galt wrote:
while the losers at McDonald's demonstrate......
A company called Momentum Machines has built a robot that could radically change the fast-food industry and have some line cooks looking for new jobs.
The company's robot can "slice toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, giving you the freshest burger possible." The robot is "more consistent, more sanitary, and can produce ~360 hamburgers per hour." That's one burger every 10 seconds.
The next generation of the device will offer "custom meat grinds for every single customer. Want a patty with 1/3 pork and 2/3 bison ground to order? No problem."
Momentum Machines cofounder Alexandros Vardakostas told Xconomy his "device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient. It’s meant to completely obviate them." Indeed, marketing copy on the company's site reads that their automaton "does everything employees can do, except better."
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/momentum-machi...
I saw that. It's one bad machine. Wish I could get in on that one. They will sell a lot of those. The pizza one is just as bad!!!!!
Hey Stupid

Chicago, IL

#1196959 Sep 4, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
And, as your article states, that 10%(which the article estimates at 2.6 million) "contributes $130 billion annually to California's gross domestic product."
You from Californication? well you are running out of water. Wells are drying up, old people are drying up, money is drying up. Crackheads and filthy Mexicoians is all that will be left, they will drink their own pee.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1196960 Sep 4, 2014
flack wrote:
BySTEPHANIE CONDONCBS NEWSSeptember 4, 2014, 5:38 AM
....
Without a signed agreement protecting U.S. troops, the U.S. would pull all troops out of Afghanistan, and NATO allies would follow.
....
This is exactly what the Taliban and Al Qaeda wanted since they started the war. This allows them to take the country over again, just like it was on 9/11(2001).
Obama is one of the Islamist terrorists at war with the United States. The only reason this situation exists is because Obama gave Al Qaeda and the Taliban "safe passage" throughout Afghanistan and allowed them to re-insert themselves into the population where they could terrorize them into putting them into the government.
Typical of Democrats since the end of World War II, any enemy of the United States is a friend to the Democrats.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1196961 Sep 4, 2014
Shopping to do so LATER!!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1196962 Sep 4, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Even Israeli intelligence doesn't believe that tale.
Saleh al-Arouri's "claim has not been supported by any other member of Hamas." He lived in Syria from 2010 until the unrest during the Arab spring, when he moved to Turkey."
"Hugh Lovatt, Israel and Palestine coordinator at the European Council on Foreign Relations, said that while al-Arouri was a significant Hamas figure – serving as the group's most prominent representative in Turkey – the former militant could have an ulterior motive for making his claim.
"Given the timing I would be very suspicious about his claim. I still don't believe Hamas as an organization and its upper echelons sanctioned the kidnappings – something that Israeli intelligence also believes," he said."
Lovatt said that al-Arouri may be trying to claim credit for the actions of others in an attempt to demonstrate his own continued sway in the West Bank and Hamas's ability to hit Israel after failing to secure significant concessions after six weeks of violence in Gaza.
"A second, more remote possibility, is that al-Arouri is telling the truth and that he has operated on his own initiative – a development with very worrying repercussions as it would imply a serious power struggle and splintering within Hamas," he said.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/21/...
Hamas, al-Qaeda, or ISIS....."What difference does it make?"......

speaking of that, has Hillary entered the witness protection program???....

when does the sick old lady in the baggy pants suit take her shot at the Muslim idiot???...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1196963 Sep 4, 2014
NYC Bocajew Debbie Wasserman-Test trivializes wife-beating.....
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1196964 Sep 4, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
How anyone could still defend this failed president and his total lack of leadership is like defending Captain Smith after barreling through a field of icebergs while the ship is sinking.
Prominent Democrats are even questioning his ability to lead.
Apparently, only stooges stick together. And those treading water in the middle of the Atlantic.
You people really need to wise up. You've become like fools who have no shame in proving it. At least try to redeem yourselves. I beg you.
You people? ROFLMAO

You're preaching to about six people you fkn moron and in all this time your blather has changed zero minds and instead has set other racist rightwing scumbags to laughing their azzes off AT YOU.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1196965 Sep 4, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Even Israeli intelligence doesn't believe that tale.
Saleh al-Arouri's "claim has not been supported by any other member of Hamas." He lived in Syria from 2010 until the unrest during the Arab spring, when he moved to Turkey."
"Hugh Lovatt, Israel and Palestine coordinator at the European Council on Foreign Relations, said that while al-Arouri was a significant Hamas figure – serving as the group's most prominent representative in Turkey – the former militant could have an ulterior motive for making his claim.
"Given the timing I would be very suspicious about his claim. I still don't believe Hamas as an organization and its upper echelons sanctioned the kidnappings – something that Israeli intelligence also believes," he said."
Lovatt said that al-Arouri may be trying to claim credit for the actions of others in an attempt to demonstrate his own continued sway in the West Bank and Hamas's ability to hit Israel after failing to secure significant concessions after six weeks of violence in Gaza.
"A second, more remote possibility, is that al-Arouri is telling the truth and that he has operated on his own initiative – a development with very worrying repercussions as it would imply a serious power struggle and splintering within Hamas," he said.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/21/...
"...most prominent representative in Turkey...."
So, the most prominent representative for Hamas in Turkey is a terrorist. No big surprise there.
If Hamas did not have a policy of terrorism and war against Israel, they would never have a terrorist as their "most prominent representative in Turkey", and those three teenage boys would not have been kidnapped and murdered.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1196966 Sep 4, 2014
On Tuesday, LA Weekly reported that several upscale restaurants in the City of Angels will be adding a 3 percent surcharge to cover their employees' healthcare costs, a trend that has been gaining steam since Obamacare launched nearly one year ago.

Beginning on September 1, restaurants Lucques, Tavern, A.O.C, and a few offshoots all added a 3 percent Obamacare surcharge to customers' checks, explicitly stating in a press release their decisions hinged on covering employee healthcare costs.

Lucques Group, Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, owners of the restaurants, also named several other restaurant groups that will be duplicating their efforts; Restaurants Rustic Canyon, The Hungry Cat and Melisse were among those mentioned.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1196967 Sep 4, 2014
Hawks’ galling new outrage: How anything less than bombing ISIS right now has become a “gaffe”

The Obama admin is being dubbed incompetent for ... needing a little while longer to put together a war plan?

The brouhaha over President Obama’s “we don’t have a strategy yet” has got to be among the more embarrassing collective faintings from the political media in some time.

....Obama’s remarks, in context, are still alarming — but hawks aren’t the ones who should be alarmed. Those who are concerned about the United States jumping headlong into the Syrian civil war are the ones who should be. President Obama is building a case for intervening in Syria, along with the intervention that’s already begun in Iraq. Hawks appear to be getting their way: The president is putting together a plan to launch a coordinated military offensive in two Middle Eastern countries. Whether you feel that’s the right call, it all seems to be happening rather quickly. Voicing complaints about whether the U.S. should be considering going to battle with ISIS at all has suddenly become gauche, fringey. The public debate now is between those who think a massive assault on ISIS in Syria and Iraq should happen this minute or if it’s acceptable for President Obama to have another week or two to draw up his plans.

It nauseates and angers everyone to see not one, but two beheadings of American journalists. But that rage and frustration doesn’t make the prospect of eliminating an “army” spread across two countries any smaller of an undertaking. Such a move still requires “planning” and “debate”— within the administration, in Congress, among everyone. It takes approximately four seconds to go on Twitter and share your opinion that the U.S. military should BLOW ISIS TO SMITHEREENS RIGHT AWAY. It takes a little bit longer to (responsibly) game out such a strategy.

This impatience to smash everyone in ISIS right away with an awesome, star-spangled display of the latest advanced weaponry is producing criticism that, in most worlds, would be laughable. Yesterday State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki referred to Sotloff’s beheading as a “horrific terrorist act.” But she was criticized, mostly on the right, for refusing to describe it as an “act of war.” Yet another GAFFE.

Personally, I’m thankful that Psaki dodged the question this way, because calling it an “act of war” would have been a remarkably improper declaration of government policy from a spokesperson. If you call it an “act of war” then you commit the Defense department to a specific posture: war. And for right now, our government is still deciding whether it wants to thrust itself into a war with Syria and Iraq. The people who decide such things should take as much time as they need. It’s a big decision. Everyone gets that it’s a big decision, right?

http://www.salon.com/2014/09/03/hawks_galling...

because we all know what happened the last time an administration went to war without a plan.

so i take it you nutjobs are wanting Obama to fail as badly as Bush did? 6 years of hoping and you still aren't there. how FOXbot sad is that?
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1196968 Sep 4, 2014
John Galt wrote:
while the losers at McDonald's demonstrate......
A company called Momentum Machines has built a robot that could radically change the fast-food industry and have some line cooks looking for new jobs.
The company's robot can "slice toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, giving you the freshest burger possible." The robot is "more consistent, more sanitary, and can produce ~360 hamburgers per hour." That's one burger every 10 seconds.
The next generation of the device will offer "custom meat grinds for every single customer. Want a patty with 1/3 pork and 2/3 bison ground to order? No problem."
Momentum Machines cofounder Alexandros Vardakostas told Xconomy his "device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient. It’s meant to completely obviate them." Indeed, marketing copy on the company's site reads that their automaton "does everything employees can do, except better."
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/momentum-machi...

Hell stupid the Republican party has been using robots for years now, just look at most of their candidates and Congress now...When will they be losing their jobs/???Hopefully a lot of them come November. They vote themselves a raise every year but an average citizen isn't entitled to any such thing, it's been over 5 years since it was raised. No doubt you collect SS and are pretty much home bound...Oops Trailer bound....You just don't want anyone else getting what you get huh loser lowlife?
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1196969 Sep 4, 2014
John Galt wrote:
"ISIS is a manageable problem"....like dandruff....
- Baraq Hussein "the Fool" Obama - 9/3/2014
In your case that would be bed sores, huh loser?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1196970 Sep 4, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Ahem__never agree with the phony Galt.
There were several Michael Brown photos being used by the media early on, most if not all were recent including the earphones pic. The guy was just out of high school and while he was large, he was also young.
Do police target black youth? In a word yes! Presently in Ocala Florida another low pants ordinance is being considered by the city commission. These ordinances allow the PD to approach black males and converse with them which may or may not lead to an arrest. Those who are arrested are booked and gain a criminal arrest record__if they already have a criminal arrest record it's another hashmark. Of course these ordinances are unconstitutional but many young black males get caught up in the crossfire before the challenges prevail. Many moons ago it was large afro's with combs sticking out__it's always something and as a result many black males found themselves unemployable or worse doing time for some bullsht ordinance that "grew" into a VOP or some other imagined offense.
Of course it would be better if young black males didn't wear pants down low, or dreads or afros or walk through town because they lack transportation. It would be nice if everyone had a fair shot at life.
Hah!
The fact is, he looted a store, assaulted the store owner, assaulted a police officer, and was shot.
End of story.
Michael Brown was a thief and a coward. If there was no such thing as football, and the Missouri offensive line owned and operated that store Michael Brown looted right before he was shot, he was too much of a coward to try to steal from someone who would kick the shit out of him.

And, it's no coincidence the last thing Michael Brown did was loot a store, and the first thing the so-called "protesters" did was loot a store. It's all about blacks having the liberty to loot stores. Eric Holder went to Missouri to drive that point home.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1196971 Sep 4, 2014
Tea Party Unloads on 'Complete Imbecile' Rick Perry

For a second there, diehard conservatives thought the Texas governor was something of a badass. Now they’re pissed about his new aides.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09...

the voice of very few americans speaks loudly of that of which they are experts.

though i could go for a little imbecilic louder.

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