Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1395843 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

#1199367 Sep 9, 2014
Bluestater wrote:
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What's so crazy about it moron? The plot was in fact hatched in Hamburg, and there was training in Kandahar and Karachi. Those are established facts. That they killed people from around the globe? Do you think that only US citizens were killed in the attack? Among those killed were 11 from Australia, 47 from the Dominican Republic, 11 from Germany, 41 from India, 24 from Japan, 28 from South Korea, 67 from the United Kingdom as well as many from other countries.
You're an idiot Fetch; you always have been and always will be!
so, why did you kill Dupie???...

and, just as radical Muslims killed people from around the globe, we should kill radical Muslims from around the globe....even in US cities.....
Tony Rome

Des Moines, IA

#1199368 Sep 9, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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You know as much about what the military is like as ghostie. Seems like you watch too many movies. I'll help you out a little here. What you and ghostie describe happens only in boot camp. After boot camp, the real military happens, and it is different than what you see in those movies you think are representative of the military.
10 feet is one of the standard stud lengths for a wall. I didn't want to go 12 feet downstairs for heating and cooling reasons. With the Democrats controlling government, who knows how expensive and available energy will be in the future. I designed the house so the Earth is the dominant variable controlling the temperature on the ground level.
So, let's get back to the (latest) question you ran away from.
58,000 people were killed with the same deal I had with the government for an education. If I were black, the government would have paid for it.
What did your education cost you?
? I know what the military is like, DB, it's like you... You "go where your employer sends you and do what he tells you", right?.. it's your nature... Me? Not so much.... The military is pretty much all trash... and this despite the fact that some in the military are actually good eggs with good intentions, just not very many. Mostly it goes places and fucks stuff up because guys like you keep doing what they're told... kills a lot of people for nuthin'... then leaves a giant mess for someone else to clean up.... Did I miss sumthin'? 10' is not a standard stud length, sorry... back to school for you... If you designed the house than it's ugly... How do I know this? Because not only were you a marine, you're an engineer. That pretty much guarantees it's an ugly, non-functional piece of shit. Magic, huh?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1199369 Sep 9, 2014
CBS NEWSAugust 23, 2014, 10:34 PM
"Doctor Who" cast gives details on new season

Few television shows have stood the test of time - and space - like "Doctor Who." The show just celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special episode seen by over 30 million viewers worldwide.

The new season premieres Saturday night on BBC America with Peter Capaldi as the twelfth version of the show's lead character, the Doctor.

Capaldi told CBS News he's a Whovian himself, a fan since he was 5 years old, who even wrote a letter to BBC at 15 praising a "Doctor Who" special.


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"I love the show. There was just something about it that grabbed me and really took me through my boyhood," Capaldi said. "... There's just something about it that's very, very powerful and magical."

As a long-time fan, Capaldi says getting the call to play the part was a huge deal for him.

"I don't mean I'd spent my whole life walking around saying,'I wish I was Doctor Who,' or mourning the fact that I wasn't Doctor Who, but when somebody said,'You are Doctor Who,' I was like,'Wow this is like the biggest Christmas present ever," Capaldi said.

Jenna Coleman plays the Doctor's travel partner, Clara Oswald. She had a flirty relationship with the previous Doctor but says her dynamic with Capaldi is complicated in its own way.

"The whole dynamic has been thrown up in the air," Coleman said. "And we kind of begin the relationship by saying,'I'm not your boyfriend,' and we moved that aside and kind of move on with this dynamic and this relationship, which is incredibly complicated. We basically tell the story of what would you do if your best friend in the world changes his face and his person as well and kind of find our way with that."

Steven Moffat, head writer and executive producer of the show, was faced with the challenge of transitioning viewers into a radically different Doctor, but it's a challenge he welcomes.

"The thing about 'Doctor Who' is it doesn't survive in spite of change, it survives because of change," he said. "And the regeneration moment is an opportunity to absolutely reboot the show. It is in one sense exactly the same as it's ever been and in another it's completely different. And if you've got a hero who one minute can be Matt Smith and the next minute can be Peter Capaldi and a little while ago he was John Hurt, then you should do that because it's fun and it's exciting, and the moment you've got the fanbase all saying,'I don't know if he should be the Doctor,' you've got it right because keep them alarmed, keep them off-balance."

Capaldi says his version of the Doctor is more cosmic and less empathetic for others.

"He's certainly more alien," he said. "There's a sense about him that there's a whole hidden Doctor Who who has access to a relationship with the universe, with the cosmos, which is slightly different. And he's slightly fiercer. He's more impatient with human beings, but I wouldn't want to give the impression that he's grim ... He can see beauty in everything, and he gets really irritated when other people don't. And if he asks you to come with him and you hesitate, he's gone."

Moffat says the show has remained popular, if not become more popular than ever, because viewers can start watching at any time.

"It's one of the most entertaining shows you can ever see," Moffat said. "There's no cultural barrier to watch 'Doctor Who,' and one of the best things about it is you can jump on any time. Hardly anyone has watched all of 'Doctor Who' because it's so long, so you can start right now."
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1199370 Sep 9, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Not true. You should have left it with the Forbes article which was somewhat accurate.
You're obviously clueless on the subject of French economics too.
She should stick to the messages from the Generals on the ground!
Patrick

United States

#1199371 Sep 9, 2014
John Galt wrote:
Ray Rice's wife to media:
"You people ruined our lives. Mind your own business."
NCAA tells court Pennsylvania can keep $60 million Penn State fine
By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer
September 8, 2014 2:37 pm ET

The NCAA is making a move to resolve some of its legal headaches from the Jerry Sandusky sanctions against Penn State , with documents made public Monday showing the organization is willing to let the state of Pennsylvania keep the $60 million fine levied against the university.

State Sen. Jake Corman led an effort to successfully pass a 2013 state law which requires the $60 million to remain in the state of Pennsylvania. The NCAA has fought that law in court with the aim of maintaining control over the charity-earmarked money, but according to reports from the Associated Press and PennLive.com , the association is now seeking to withdraw from that fight and allow the $60 million to be spent "exclusively on child sex abuse issues within Pennsylvania," to quote PennLive.com .

In turn, the AP reports that the NCAA has asked Judge Anne Covey to dismiss Corman's and state Treasurer Rob McCord's lawsuit challenging the validity of the organization's sanctions against Penn State over the Sandusky scandal.

Per PennLive.com , though Corman and McCord are still challenging the vaildity of the "consent decree" that enabled the sanctions, but would ultimately "defer to the court's judgment" on that issue.

In any case, that judgment may not be necessary now, as the NCAA announced Monday that it has restored Penn State's bowl eligiblity and its full allotment of football scholarships.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1199373 Sep 9, 2014
Bluestater wrote:
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Wrong again dumbass! The White House "officials" that attended Michael Brown's funeral were actually mid level staffers. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Attended Funeral of Maj. Gen. Greene.
You're an idiot Forks; you always have been and always will be!
Obama honors thug convenience store robber, disses decorated General murdered in line of duty......

gotta stand by your peeps.....
Patrick

United States

#1199374 Sep 9, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>And yet you idiots can walk away from iraq with a clear conscience due to bushie boy's arrogance.
amazing!
no credibility but still ahead of Nobama-Gault?

President Barack Obama will make a televised address from the White House tomorrow night on his strategy for degrading and destroying Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria.
Zeituni O Soetoro

New York, NY

#1199375 Sep 9, 2014
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 12:00 AM
Obama’s Shameful ISIS Strategy

The president’s only concern is getting the crisis off the front pages.

Those people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the Islamic State terrorists in the Middle East may be mistaken. It seems to me that he has a very clear and very consistent strategy. And a vision behind that strategy.

First, the strategy — which is to get each crisis off the front pages and off television news programs as quickly as he can, in whatever way he can, at the lowest political cost. Calling the Islamic State junior varsity months ago accomplished that goal.

Saying before the 2012 elections that “bin Laden is dead” and that terrorism was defeated accomplished the goal of getting reelected.

Ineffective sanctions against Iran and Russia likewise serve a clear purpose. They serve to give the illusion that Obama is doing something that will stop Iran from getting nuclear bombs and stop Russia from invading Ukraine.

This forestalls the massive and enraged outcries there would be if the public were fully aware that he was doing nothing serious enough to prevent either of these things from happening.

GENERATIONS OF AMERICANS YET UNBORN MAY CURSE US ALL FOR LEAVING THEM HOSTAGE TO A NUCLEAR TERRORIST IRAN. BUT GENERATIONS YET UNBORN DO NOT VOTE, SO THEY CARRY NO WEIGHT WITH BARACK OBAMA.

No one has a perfect batting average in any field, so Obama has been caught in some dicey situations, such as the sudden eruption of the Islamic State on the world stage, with their videotaped beheadings that make it hard to get them off the front pages and off the TV newscasts.

Caught off guard, the president has played for time — time for Iraq to get its internal politics fixed, time for our allies to come together, time for the military to create a strategy. Ideally, from his standpoint, time for the whole Islamic State crisis to blow over.

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE TO BLAME FOR WHATEVER GOES WRONG IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

Supposedly the intelligence services had not kept him informed about how imminent the Islamic State threat was. But others who received top-secret briefings by the intelligence services say otherwise.

Thomas Sowell

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/387422/...

Go ahead, blame Bush, Thomas Sowell for writing it or whoever. What we are seeing now is mega failure by Obama. If this is 2012, he wouldn't win an election for dog catcher. Well, actually he isn't qualified for that either.
Patrick

United States

#1199376 Sep 9, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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She should stick to the messages from the Generals on the ground!
Trolls active this morning and last night.
Republicans still fighting each other so pass the pop corn

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1199377 Sep 9, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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That's what I tried to explain to him. Don't think he'll read the whole thing though.
If a Socialist like France's President Hollande can do a complete U-turn and see the benefit of cutting taxes and government spending, there's hope. Other European countries have already seen favorable economic growth by turning away from their socialist democracies. It could return economic growth to the continent and would be good for Europe and for the rest of the world.
Hopefully, America is now seeing the error if its liberal/socialist big government spending and higher taxes mistake.
In a perfect world, you are correct. We have hope if the people running our government aren't actually dedicated to ending the constitutional government and replacing it with some form of totalitarian government. If that is the plan, then the obvious strategy would be to never have a budget and drive the government into insolvency with debt. Without a budget, there can never be a plan to rectify uncontrolled spending, and the ultimate end is obvious to anyone who can do the simplest accounting.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1199378 Sep 9, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Wiki - Iron(golf):
"Types of irons:
Numbered irons - Most irons in a player's bag are labelled with a number indicating their loft; the higher the number, the higher the loft. A matched set of irons will have a regular, progressive increase in loft through the irons, which may differ from set to set due to other design considerations that can affect launch angle and distance. Irons have been seen ranging in number from 0 through 12, but the most common number range in the modern iron set is 3 to 9."
Pubescent Acne left your face pock-marked like a Golf Ball. Go get loft, bro'.......
BTW,.....
"Lee Trevino is famously quoted, after he had almost been struck by lightning at the 1975 Western Open, that if he were out on the course and it began to storm again he would take out his 1 iron and point it to the sky, "because even God can't hit a 1 iron." By and large, the 1 iron is defunct, and is no longer being produced."
Can you please test the veracity of Trevino's statement for us?
Thanks.
Galt has two "10 irons" in his collection....one a pitching wedge and the other a 1940s putter....

never seen one, but little doubt that some wedges were numbered 11 or 12.....

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1199379 Sep 9, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like a fantasy, doesn't it? In any other country it is a fantasy. In the whole world, it is only the United States where a person can grow up on a 20 acre subsistence farm with 5 brothers and sisters and semi literate parents, and become a senior drilling engineer on a global oversight commitee and live in a half million dollar house built in the middle of 5 acres of natural forest within convenient communiting distance to the hub of the world's oil commerce.
If I were black, the government would have paid for everything it took to achieve this with some Great Society affirmative action program. Because I'm not black, I had to fight in a war to pay for the opportunity to attend a university. Then I just went where my employer sent me and did what I was paid to do, and became a student of my profession.
58,000 people that made the same deal for education with the government as I did were killed. Over 200,000 maimed.
What did your education cost you?
So, you got a free education through the government & yet you are here every freakin day b*tching about people getting help from the government today. You have no idea wether they had contributed to the government on the past. But hey, its OK for you but f*ck everyone else.
I wonder, what government benefits did your parents get?
Many people on welfare or food stamps had worked in the past & paid into the system. But noooooooooo, to you they are worthless scum & only you earned that government benefit.
Not to mention your entire career was spent in a subsidized industry.
Zeituni O Soetoro

New York, NY

#1199380 Sep 9, 2014
Some people are wondering how someone of obvious intelligence like Barack Obama could be so mistaken about so many things, especially in deadly foreign-policy issues. But there is no way of knowing whether anyone is succeeding or failing without first knowing what they are trying to do.

If you assume that Barack Obama is trying to protect the safety and interests of the United States and its allies, then clearly he has been a monumental failure. It is hard to think of any part of the world where things have gotten better for us since the Obama administration began.

Certainly not in Iraq. Or Iran. Or Libya. Or China. Things went from bad to worse after Obama intervened in Egypt and helped put the murderous Muslim Brotherhood in power. Fortunately for Egypt — and for the whole Middle East — the Egyptian military took the Muslim Brotherhood out of power, in defiance of Obama.
Zeituni O Soetoro

New York, NY

#1199381 Sep 9, 2014
If you start from the assumption that Barack Obama wanted to advance America’s interests, this is truly an unbelievable record of failure. But what is there in Obama’s background that would justify the assumption that America’s best interests are his goal?

He has, from childhood on, been mentored by, or allied with, people hostile to the United States and to American values. His mentors and allies have all been very much like the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, even if they were not as flamboyant.

Barack Obama has succeeded in reducing America’s military strength while our adversaries are increasing theirs, and reducing our credibility and influence with our allies. That is completely consistent with his vision of how the world ought to be, with the West taken down a peg and humbled.

We are currently at a point where we can either kill as many of the Islamic State terrorists as possible over there — where they are bunched together and visible against a desert background — or else leave the job half done and have them come over here, where they will be hard to find, and can start beheading Americans in America.

Everything in Barack Obama’s history suggests that he is going to leave the job half done, so long as that gets the issue off the front pages and off the TV newscasts.

— Thomas Sowell

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1199382 Sep 9, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>And yet you idiots can walk away from iraq with a clear conscience due to bushie boy's arrogance.
amazing!
Obama walked away from Iraq without even putting up a fight or breaking a sweat to keep residual troops there before leaving too soon. That was part of the SOFA agreement.

But his conscience was clear because he could tell you and your liberal pals he got us out of Iraq.

Now we're right back in Iraq fighting a force worse than before as GW Bush had warned in 2007.

There's no arrogance in taking out a potential threat after 9/11. There was no arrogance by every single Democrat under Clinton's presidency who saw Saddam as threat back then too.

The arrogance is yours for thinking Saddam wouldn't have done everything within his power to rebuild his WMD program when the world wasn't watching after the UN proved its impotency.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1199383 Sep 9, 2014
Tony Rome wrote:
<quoted text>
...The military is pretty much all trash...
This is what the American people were duped into thinking during the Cold War as part of the Soveits' strategy to corrupt the enemy population sufficiently to make their military ineffective. Everything you were indoctrinated with was written by the KGB during the Cold War. The particular lies you (may have) regurgitated with John Kerry when he led the campaign to slander American veterans with lies was written in the KGB Budapest office.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1199384 Sep 9, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Ray Rice is gone, Roger Goodell should be too
Roger Goodell should follow Rice out the door – his leadership has no integrity and no longer can be trusted by the public. He should resign. His league either had seen that videotape or chose not to pursue uncovering it.(Late Monday came a report that the NFL had seen the video, which was what was originally reported by Sports Illustrated shortly after the incident). Meanwhile, Greg Hardy continues to play for Carolina after being found guilty of two counts of assault on a former girlfriend. He’s appealing. The NFL, however, is super upset about his face paint on game day.
This is what victims of domestic violence face, especially when they have a famous abuser. It’s difficult to get a conviction or charges filed under any circumstances. But the Rice standard seems to be that the abuse must be on videotape and released by TMZ before action is taken?
http://blog.sfgate.com/killion/2014/09/08/ray...
the primary abusers of Ray Rice's wife are the media and a-holes like you who have ruined her life.....

if Ray Rice committed a crime, then he should be prosecuted.....

not tried and punished by the racist media and racists like you.....
Joyce

United States

#1199385 Sep 9, 2014
Tony Rome wrote:
<quoted text>
? I know what the military is like, DB, it's like you... You "go where your employer sends you and do what he tells you", right?.. it's your nature... Me? Not so much.... The military is pretty much all trash... and this despite the fact that some in the military are actually good eggs with good intentions, just not very many. Mostly it goes places and fucks stuff up because guys like you keep doing what they're told... kills a lot of people for nuthin'... then leaves a giant mess for someone else to clean up.... Did I miss sumthin'? 10' is not a standard stud length, sorry... back to school for you... If you designed the house than it's ugly... How do I know this? Because not only were you a marine, you're an engineer. That pretty much guarantees it's an ugly, non-functional piece of shit. Magic, huh?
You have a diseased mind like Ward Churchill, Bernadette Dorhn, Bill Ayers.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1199386 Sep 9, 2014
Tony Rome wrote:
<quoted text>
10' is not a standard stud length, sorry... back to school for you...
Somehow, I could buy the studs for the entire house at a lumber yard where there were enough studs of 10 feet (minus 1 1/2 inches or the top plate) to build a hundred houses. 10 foot ceilings are very common. That's standard.
Back to school for you....
Patrick

United States

#1199387 Sep 9, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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So, you got a free education through the government & yet you are here every freakin day b*tching about people getting help from the government today. You have no idea wether they had contributed to the government on the past. But hey, its OK for you but f*ck everyone else.
I wonder, what government benefits did your parents get?
Many people on welfare or food stamps had worked in the past & paid into the system. But noooooooooo, to you they are worthless scum & only you earned that government benefit.
Not to mention your entire career was spent in a subsidized industry.
45% of libertarians have government jobs. Assume the trolls are posting from government work?
One of the trolls seems posting from a spaceship with aliens carving stones...

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