Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1641831 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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Tony Rome

Des Moines, IA

#1198878 Sep 8, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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You probably don't go to the trouble looking for toilet paper either. But sometimes you have to make the effort to find what you need so you won't be stinky or look foolish.
'Look foolish?' Jesus, what do you wipe with, a leafblower?...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1198879 Sep 8, 2014
Progressives and the war on women...

'CBS & David Letterman Slapped With Latest Intern Class Action Lawsuit'

http://deadline.com/2014/09/david-letterman-l...
Jackie Lynch

East Hartford, CT

#1198880 Sep 8, 2014
Realtime wrote:
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Nobody likes liars doll!
You're wrong.

According to Gallup, 38% of Americans still like Obama.
Tony Rome

Des Moines, IA

#1198881 Sep 8, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Three, if there's a balcony.
Haahahahahahahahaheheheheheheh eha...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1198882 Sep 8, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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pathetic. the Bush excuse mongers never rest.
so how ya gonna change those history books?
at this point, "What difference does it make?".....

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1198884 Sep 8, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yes better than raising taxes
Flack & Galt just agreed to cut the military.
Tony Rome

Des Moines, IA

#1198885 Sep 8, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Hey pizano, how you be. Nice to see you back. I do believe that old Shinning is visiting his therapist all day today, nice job.
Couldn't happen to a nicer fella...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1198886 Sep 8, 2014
Jackie Lynch wrote:
Obama on Meet The Press --¨Chuck, I'm being honest now...¨
....for once in his life.....

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1198887 Sep 8, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Liar! Woodward is attempting to remain relevant and failing miserably.
After his statements were debunked, deloused, disproven, laughed at, and after he attempted to retracted his bullcht__the Sunday AM political shows lost interest in him.
Nobody likes liars doll!
Cept Roger Ailes,
And you!
None of Woodward's statements were debunked, deloused, disproven or laughed at except by some people in this administration who actually threatened him to shut up and you and your liberal pals who keep thinking what you see in your dreams is real.

What nobody likes is foolish people who speak foolishness and falsehoods. "Better for a fool to keep his mouth shut than to open it and prove it." Good advice. That goes for you too.

Woodward tried to soften the threat from this WH for his own good I would imagine. Haven't seen him speak publicly since.

Rahm Emmanuel probably sent him a dead fish like he did another opponent in Chicago. Who sends their political enemies a dead fish? Only the mafia gangs used to do that.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1198888 Sep 8, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah right!!!! Tell how is a 6.1% unemployment rate better than a 4.4% unemployment rate? You libtards need to pry your lips off Obama's ass!!!!!!!! It's affecting your brain!!!!!
Economically, President Obama’s administration has outperformed President Reagan’s in all commonly watched categories. Simultaneously the current administration has reduced the deficit, which skyrocketed under Reagan. Additionally, Obama has reduced federal employment, which grew under Reagan (especially when including military personnel,) and truly delivered a “smaller government.” Additionally, the current administration has kept inflation low, even during extreme international upheaval, failure of foreign economies (Greece) and a dramatic slowdown in the European economy.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2014/...

just the facts.
jjj

United States

#1198889 Sep 8, 2014
8 Sep 2014, 7:07 AM PDT 63 post a comment
"Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree:#climate change is real, man-made and dangerous."
Remember that statement, a while back, from some bloke on Twitter? What we now know with more than 97 per cent certainty that this guy - or whoever is in charge of running his Twitter account - is either wilfully dishonest or woefully ill-informed.
The "97 per cent" claim is an utter nonsense. This report released today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation explains exactly why.
First, that word "dangerous". This is a concept that was never mentioned in the study responsible for that 97 per cent claim. The paper was written by an Australian warmist activist called John Cook (and others). It drew its conclusions having allegedly reviewed 12,000 papers on climate change and found - so it claimed - that the vast majority of them supported the "consensus" on global warming.
But here the watch-the-pea-under-the-thimbl e game begins. The "consensus" which the Cook et al paper supports is so banal and trivial as to scarcely be worth stating, viz:
• that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas;
• that human activities have warmed the planet to some unspecified extent.
Since even the vast majority of sceptical scientists agree with this statement you might wonder why, when Cook et al released their findings they got so much attention in the global media.(And they really did. That tweet of @barackobama's helped, of course. But you only have to recall how many occasions you've heard that "97 per cent" figure cited as unquestionable "proof" of the existence of man-made global warming to appreciate how effective this propaganda exercise was; and also to realise just how ineffective the world's media generally is at subjecting such claims to any kind of rigorous analysis).
But this fudge, of course, was always part of the plan. We know this because John Cook's internet home is an alarmist propaganda website called Skeptical Science. Unfortunately for Cook, a security lapse at his site in 2012 led to the disclosure of private email exchanges between Cook and his co-conspirators.
Here's one from Cook himself, explaining the purpose of the paper:
It's essential that the public understands that there's a scientific consensus on AGW. So [Skeptical Science activists] Jim Powell, Dana [Nucitelli] and I have been working on something over the last few months that we hope will have a game changing impact on the public perception of consensus. Basically, we hope to establish that not only is there a consensus, there is a strengthening consensus."
Two things are immediately apparent from this email.
1. Cook had decided even before he began his investigations what those investigations would reveal.
2. This was always going to be a PR exercise, not a scientific one.

continue...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1198890 Sep 8, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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hahahahaahahahh!
http://mediamatters.org
Media Matters? the Truth Tellers?

even FOX has never gone ofter MM's integrity. kind of hard to do when FOX is watching their own UNEDITED video.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1198891 Sep 8, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Brainless blather__Obama's Rose Garden speech has been linked here a hundred times dipwad__and can still be found on line.
You must be getting paid for your time on topix babe__otherwise you should find mental health help quickly. Maybe hub's insurance will pay for it__if not just head to the nearest county clinic and have them read your topix posts.
mindless gibberish.....
Tony Rome

Des Moines, IA

#1198892 Sep 8, 2014
Jackie Lynch wrote:
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The military of the United States is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world.
US troops are spread across the globe: approximately 4,900 are stationed in North Africa; nearly 400 in Sub-Saharan Africa.
STFU, stupid.
No, honey, they're not... unless by "stationed" you mean "hiding in the bushes?"... I just tol' you the trooth... I'm not like you guys, I don' have to lie to get my points across....
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1198893 Sep 8, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Flack & Galt just agreed to cut the military.
Lets not forget Clinton/Bush/Obama 3000 dead in Afghanistan, dumbassDave???

Obama bin Lyin' leaving Bill Clinton's two unnecessary, unfinished wars and WWWIII at the doorstep of America's next President you retard.... Hillary hated by Muslims...

The Blind Lead!!

It's the culture...
jjj

United States

#1198894 Sep 8, 2014
Okay, so we've ruled out a definition of AGW being 'any amount of human influence' or 'more than 50 percent human influence.' We're basically going with Ari's porno approach (I probably should stop calling it that) which is AGW ='humans are causing global warming'. e.g.- no specific quantification which is the only way we can do it considering the breadth of papers we're surveying.
Under these criteria even an otherwise arch-sceptical paper conceding that, say, the methane from the farts of beef and dairy cattle might have a marginal influence on climate, could be claimed by Cook et al as being in support of the "consensus."
As Andrew Montford's GWPF report goes on to reveal, this is more or less what happened. He cites two examples of scientists who had written highly sceptical papers which - much to their mortification and irritation - they discovered had been graded by Cook and his team as endorsing the "consensus."
"It is not an accurate representation [of my work]" wrote one, Nir Shaviv.
Statistically and scientifically, as Montford goes on to detail, Cook et al's survey was a dog's breakfast.("This is garbage, and a crisis," wrote one critic, all the more damningly because he self-describes as a believer in man-made global warming, "It needs to stop, and [such] papers need to be retracted immediately, especially Cook, et al (2013)")
Elsewhere in the report, Montford finds space to chronicle dodgy goings-on at the University of Queensland, where Cook is the Climate Communication Fellow for the Global Change Institute. Rather than 'fess up to the scandal, the University responded with blustering threats and a press release containing a pack of lies.
But for me the most interesting part of Montford's report is the light it sheds on the modus operandi of the wider climate change alarmist establishment, from the Guardian journalists who disseminate this naked propaganda to the politicians, from Barack Obama to UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey, who use it to justify their dubious policies.
Here is Davey, talking last year on the BBC's Daily Politics Show, to Andrew Neil:
We've had a complete unchallenged view of the climate change deniers. I think we need to have rather more balance in the debate, particularly when we saw a recent analysis of 12,000 scientific papers...and of the scientists who expressed a view - these were climate change papers - of the scientists who expressed a view 97 per cent said that climate change was happening and that it was human-made activity.
Most neutral observers on hearing such a claim would, I imagine, find it highly persuasive. "12,000 scientific papers? Sounds a lot! 97 per cent? Wow!" And while they might find Davey a fairly slippery character, they would have no real reason to question the analysis he is citing. As a senior government minister heading a department full of experts in the field he must surely know what he's talking about. Right?
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1198895 Sep 8, 2014
Tony Rome wrote:
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'Look foolish?' Jesus, what do you wipe with, a leafblower?...
Hey Paesano,I do believe that carol is falling for your charm, but I also suspect it's probably been a while since,,,, you know...Maybe Reagan,,, or Harding,,, be careful a woman like that could hurt a fellow.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1198896 Sep 8, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Progressives and the war on women...
'CBS & David Letterman Slapped With Latest Intern Class Action Lawsuit'
http://deadline.com/2014/09/david-letterman-l...
the net result will be an end to all internships.....

hope that makes them happy.....
jjj

United States

#1198898 Sep 8, 2014
So this is where we're at in the climate wars.(And where, indeed, we have unfortunately been at for a very long time). You can be the biggest, most risible assclown in the history of junk statistics and pseudoscience but so long as you can somehow cobble together a half-way plausible paper, no matter how inept your methodology, which helps prop up the vast man-made global warming industry then you have it made: the President of the USA will Tweet you; your University will back you to the hilt; your colleagues will rally round you; you will get a very favourable write-up in the Guardian (and myriad other alarmist publications); your critics will be sidelined and ignored.
But wait. It seems that Cook and his friends have now produced a response to these criticisms almost as devastatingly convincing as that original report. Over a period of 97 Hours Of Consensus, his website will be showing cartoon caricatures of climate scientists from around the world, each with little speech bubbles coming out of their cartoon mouths explaining exactly why global warming is more real and dangerous than ever before.
For further updates don't watch this space because I'm afraid, cynic that I am, I find this all a bit desperate, childish and silly. Instead, why not check out @barackobama's Twitter feed? I'm sure he'll be reporting on this exciting development in our understanding of the climate change phenomenon any second now.....

LMAO
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1198899 Sep 8, 2014
Those crazy Christians...

Cardea....Goddess of thresholds and door hinges...

http://www.unrv.com/culture/minor-roman-god-l...

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