Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1478628 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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“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1200716 Sep 11, 2014
Zeituni O Soetoro wrote:
<quoted text>He made a great speech last night. He said things Bush or Cheney would have said. A speech that if you or I said the same thing in a post, the clueless Obama worshippers would be screaming and posting reichwinger or fearmonger comments, right about now. The most challenging thing for Obama is Obama. Can he now walk the walk? He never has before.
Or was he just trying to save the Democrats this November.
Bush and Cheney would never have said we weren't going into combat or agreed to "chair a meeting of the U.N. Security Council to further mobilize the international community around this effort". They had no qualms about killing sending our military into battle to die.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

New Britain, CT

#1200717 Sep 11, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>So.... what F-102 units were deployed to Vietnam?
F-102 "units"?

ROTFLMAO!!!!

DFL...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1200718 Sep 11, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"harmonious"
On occasion you have comprehension problems. At no time did I say Cheney was president. If you recall the poster said Cheney was a war criminal. I asked the poster to provide details of the trial that declared him a war criminal. To date he has not.
Peace
lol! Why do you ask for things you won't provide son?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1200719 Sep 11, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>
That's his opinion but I bet ISIL thinks they are religious.
They aren't combat troops but they got boots and weapons. He keeps sending more and more. Sounds just like the mission creep of Vietnam.
This is the closest he's ever come to the truth. The President and Congress need to work together to fight this threat. But maybe not in the way he thinks!!!
Combat troops are already on the ground no matter what he tries to call them!!!!!!!
And reich wingers are open to sending in more son.

What's your point?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1200720 Sep 11, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
And just who did he fight????
"poop"
One more time you demean and slur our military. How many fighter pilots in the last 20 years or so never were engaged with fighting anyone. So you are saying because the were not called on use their skills they were not fighter pilots. More words of wisdom from you, the potato peeler - first class.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1200721 Sep 11, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
When are you going to become educated? Sixty five years wasn't enough for you?
lol! It's a good thing you only provide your opinions son.

You'd be lost with facts!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1200722 Sep 11, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
F-102 "units"?
ROTFLMAO!!!!
DFL...
Why? What's the problem son?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1200723 Sep 11, 2014
SO much for building coalitions and a new way of governing....

'MOSCOW, September 11 (RIA Novosti)– Turkey will not allow a US-led coalition to launch attacks in Iraq and Syria from its air bases and will not take part in combat operations against militant groups, a government official told Agence France Presse Thursday...'

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140911/192847339/Tur...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1200724 Sep 11, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
Can Bill Clinton fly jets?....
Could Eisenhower?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1200725 Sep 11, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>So.... what F-102 units were deployed to Vietnam?
The F-102 made its first flight in 1953 and entered service with the Air Defense Command (ADC) in 1956. About 1,000 Delta Daggers were built, and although eventually superseded by the related F-106 Delta Dart, the F-102 remained one of the most important aircraftin the ADC through the mid-1960s. At its peak, the aircraft made up over half of the interceptors operated by
the ADC and equipped 32 squadrons across the continental US. Additional squadrons were based in western Europe, the Pacific, and Alaska.

As the 1960s continued, many of these aircraft were transferred from the US Air Force to Air National Guard (ANG) units. By 1966, nearly 350 F-102s were being operated by ANG squadrons. A total of 23 ANG units across the US ultimately received the fighter, including squadrons in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.

One of the primary ANG units to receive the F-102 was the 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS) at Ellington Air National Guard Station, which operated the aircraft from 1965 through 1974. These planes were given responsibility for patrolling the Gulf Coast and intercepting Soviet Tu-95 bombers that regularly flew off the US shore while carrying a payload of nuclear weapons. The 111th was and still is part of the 147th Fighter Wing in Houston, Texas. It was here that George W. Bush was stationed following his enlistment in May 1968.

It is a common misconception that the Air National Guard was a safe place for military duty during the Vietnam War. In actuality, pilots from the 147th Fighter Interceptor Group, as it was called at the time, were actually conducting combat missions in Vietnam at the very time Bush enlisted. In fact, F-102 squadrons had been stationed in South Vietnam since March 1962. It was during this time that the Kennedy administration began building up a large US military presence in the nation as a deterrent against North Vietnamese invasion.

F-102 squadrons continued to be stationed in South Vietnam and Thailand throughout most of the Vietnam War. The planes were typically used for fighter defense patrols and as escorts for B-52 bomber raids. While the F-102 had few opportunities to engage in its primary role of fighter combat, the aircraft was used in the close air support role starting in 1965. Armed with
rocket pods, Delta Daggers would make attacks on Viet Cong encampments in an attempt to harass enemy soldiers. Some missions were even conducted using the aircraft's heat-seeking air-to-air missiles to lock onto enemy campfires at night. Though these missions were never considered to be serious attacks on enemy activity, F-102 pilots did often report secondary explosions coming from their targets.

These missions were also dangerous, given the risks inherent to low-level attacks against armed ground troops. A total of 14 or 15 F-102 fighters were lost in Vietnam. Three were shot down by anti-aircraft or small arms fire, one is believed to have been lost in air-to-air combat with a MiG-21, four were destroyed on the ground during Viet Cong attacks, and the remainder succumbed to training accidents.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1200726 Sep 11, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"poop"
One more time you demean and slur our military. How many fighter pilots in the last 20 years or so never were engaged with fighting anyone. So you are saying because the were not called on use their skills they were not fighter pilots. More words of wisdom from you, the potato peeler - first class.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Geez! Do you have any clue what you're saying son? Screw you head on!!!

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1200727 Sep 11, 2014
Zeituni O Soetoro wrote:
<quoted text>
No one has removed the self respect of citizens more than Democrats who have made multiple generations dependent on government handouts.
Democrats will defend multi-culturalism in the name of political correctness and won't be happy until Sharia Law is everywhere. How does that work for women's rights?
If you want to see inequality in salaries, look at how women are paid less than men in the Obama administration.
Equal pay is fine, but if you drop out of the workforce for years, you'll never catch up--no matter whether male or female.
Progressives are the ones who know what is best for everyone and won't be satisfied until there is no capitalism and wealth is redistributed, except amongst their own elite.
Living wage? Wages in a free market are determined by market value and not your Marxist theories. If someone is 30 years old and has an entry level, low-skilled job, why should a business have to pay them $15 an hour? Maybe tomorrow, progressives will decide that no one should make less than $50 an hour. Why stop at $15?
One percenters are the only ones who have seen more wealth in the Obama years. What has he done for the middle class besides increase taxing regulations, create more part time and fewer real jobs and a huge increase in food stamp and ss disability populations?
Racists exist in the black population too. It is the Democrats who will exploit that for their own political gain. Democrats in NYC are now busy making sure that criminals are free to have guns and kill other minorities.
Bubba? Leave Clinton out of this.
Women are not paid less than men in the Obama administration. Women and men in the Federal government are paid the same when assigned to the same classification. That is a FACT.

Your claim is based on "women being concentrated in lower-paying jobs with too few occupying the top ranks." THAT is not pay inequality. The rest of your post is pure hogwash.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1200728 Sep 11, 2014
Those wacky Christians and their nut job customs/practices...

'MOSCOW, September 10 (RIA Novosti)– The Dalai Lama will refuse to be reborn if Tibet can't gain its independence from China; Chinese authorities have asked the Tibetan spiritual leader to respect Buddhist traditions.'

http://en.ria.ru/society/20140910/192818812/D...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1200729 Sep 11, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
George Bush was a fighter pilot...
No he wasn't. He never had enough training hours to be a "fighter pilot".

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1200730 Sep 11, 2014
This is what a plane looks like - an Airbus A380 - crashing into the ground...



Here's a Boeing 747 crashing into the ground.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-...

See the similarities - the fire and smoke - that also came out of the Twin Towers on 9/11?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1200731 Sep 11, 2014
Interesting....and sad....

'More Children Can Manoeuvre Around a Tablet than Tell the Time, Swim or Tie their Laces'

http://digitalmarketingmagazine.co.uk/digital...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1200732 Sep 11, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>He also snorts vapor trails. Flack and Carol like that sort of stuff too.
Vapor trails are just that, vapor trails. The sky here is filled with them daily.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1200733 Sep 11, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>
Here moran read it again!!!!
Bush was honorably discharged from the Air National Guard in October 1973 at the rank of first lieutenant. An ANG physical dated 15 May 1971 indicates that he had logged 625 flight hours by that time, and he ultimately completed 326 hours as pilot and 10 as co-pilot while serving with the 111th FIS in Texas. In the fall of 1973, Bush began coursework at the Harvard Business School where he received an MBA in 1975.
No one has ever disputed that the idiot got an honorable discharge Flake, I'm sure that was managed the very same way that he managed to get into the Texas Air National Guard the very same day he signed up ahead of many men that had been on the waiting list for a long time..{Wonder how that happened.}your defense in the face of so many facts leaves you as a stone Bushbot and a stone loser that will say and copy any and everything in an attempt to distort the "FACTS". He was a disgrace as a soldier and an even worse one as a president..No character, no honor, a draft dodging twit...Kinda like you Flack.

What’s clear, however, is that Bush’s superiors made it unusually easy for him to quit flying and leave Houston. They first attempted to sign him up for a postal unit in Alabama that met once a month.(The commander of the outfit told Bush he couldn’t guarantee that the group would even exist in three months but added,“We’re glad to have you!”) When Bush was informed that he couldn’t fulfill his duty by doing that, he sent a letter requesting “equivalent duty” with the 187th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, at Dannelly Air Base, in Montgomery. The unit commander, in official memos, said Bush could start by attending two drills in September 1972. He didn’t show up for the drills.

When Bush lost his flight status, in August 1972, the official military protocol of the Texas Air National Guard was to open an internal investigation and review why the pilot didn’t show up for his physical. It says so on Bush’s own documents. That never happened.

Bush’s go-to expert on his military record, Albert Lloyd, said a report wasn’t necessary because Bush’s commanders knew he had stopped flying to go to work in Alabama—proof only that the Air National Guard blew off the rules when it came to Bush.

The Junior Bush wasn't so much disobeying orders as getting vague orders crafted to fit into his plans. Too bad so many other young Americans without Bush's Daddy's connections had their lives interrupted to be sent off to Viet Nam

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1200734 Sep 11, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Well lets see Mr. Hypocrite...You found Zimmerman innocent before he ever came to trial. You found Brown guilty before he had his day in court, and at the same time found the cop innocent. You are forever accusing Obama of things he didn't do..You first of all are a total idiot, and you manage to prove that daily, along with being a total hypocrite..Congratulations idiot.
"poop"
One more time you lie. One of the very few things you do well. I never posted that Zimmerman was innocent or guilty. I never commented on the guilt or innocence of Brown. Now prove your lies. Pull up a post that proves your lie. It will not happen for two reasons;
1 - No such posts were offered by me
2 - You will claim you are to busy with your hundreds of girl friends to waste your time.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Patrick n Angela

United States

#1200735 Sep 11, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
..........
All of you conspiracy theorists on the left have some personal issues.
..........
Surprised that Hitler had a dark side, after that post your yarns became more amusing.
Germany recognized the dark side of Hitler in 1933.
You kept defending this one.
LOL

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