Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1395958 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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Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#864687 Feb 26, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
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How many millions have been thrown at the War on Poverty since the Johnson administration? And how many more are in poverty now including during the Obama administration?
Realtime can do the math. He doesn't like me doing it.
I know and its been increasing ever since and G.W. Bush & the Republicans Compassinate Conservatism as they called it added 7 trillion dollars to the Federal Deficit in 2003 for the Entitlement Society(Medicare Part D) and none of them had ever paid for it who were part of the entitlement society and just added to the Federal Deficit.

Republican Deficit Hypocrisy
Bruce Bartlett, 11.20.09, 12:01 AM EST
Remember the Medicare drug benefit?

The human capacity for self-delusion never ceases to amaze me, so it shouldn't surprise me that so many Republicans seem to genuinely believe that they are the party of fiscal responsibility. Perhaps at one time they were, but those days are long gone.

This fact became blindingly obvious to me six years ago this month when a Republican president and a Republican Congress enacted the Medicare drug benefit, which former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker has called "the most fiscally irresponsible piece of legislation since the 1960s."

http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/19/republican-b...
OldRatface

Pompano Beach, FL

#864688 Feb 26, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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Would one of the 10 people that thought this dumbass post was brilliant and funny please explain why?
Or, waxturd, no matter how many brilliant judge-its you give yourself, you're still a pathetic mentally ill moron, get some help.
You forgot to mention the name of the nursing home in which you reside.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#864689 Feb 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I'm sure they'll find him fascinating. Those Korean women love black men.
You must be Korean.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#864690 Feb 26, 2013
Two wind turbines towering above the Cape Cod community of Falmouth, Mass., were intended to produce green energy and savings -- but they've created angst and division, and may now be removed at a high cost as neighbors complain of noise and illness.

"It gets to be jet-engine loud," said Falmouth resident Neil Andersen. He and his wife Betsy live just a quarter mile from one of the turbines. They say the impact on their health has been devastating. They're suffering headaches, dizziness and sleep deprivation and often seek to escape the property where they've lived for more than 20 years.

"Every time the blade has a downward motion it gives off a tremendous energy, gives off a pulse," said Andersen. "And that pulse, it gets into your tubular organs, chest cavity, mimics a heartbeat, gives you headaches. It's extremely disturbing and it gets to the point where you have to leave."

The first turbine went up in 2010 and by the time both were in place on the industrial site of the town's water treatment facility, the price was $10 million. Town officials say taking them down will cost an estimated $5 million to $15 million, but that is just what Falmouth's five selectmen have decided to move toward doing.

"The selectmen unanimously voted to remove them. We think it's the right thing to do, absolutely," Selectman David Braga said. "You can't put a monetary value on people's health and that's what's happened here. A lot of people are sick because of these."
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#864691 Feb 26, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>They may find him tasty , they eat all kinds of vile nasty crap.
Why lily's husband takes her on all the road trips? "Because she's too ugly and foul mouth to kiss good-bye.
OldRatface

Pompano Beach, FL

#864692 Feb 26, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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Waxturd belongs in a padded room.
You mean they'll permit you to have a roommate in your nursing home?

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#864693 Feb 26, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
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How many millions have been thrown at the War on Poverty since the Johnson administration? And how many more are in poverty now including during the Obama administration?
Realtime can do the math. He doesn't like me doing it.
Republicans say they will accept some revenue increases if they get to to reduce food from poor kids ad take away healthcare for the elderly.

And they wonder why they lost elections.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#864694 Feb 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Funny coming from a pathological idiot.
What did Congress in 2011? What are they debating now?
Evidently, according to Dumbwaiter, nothing.
Why am I subsidizing your salary?
"The only thing that is being discussed is whether to borrow 8.5 trillion dollars over the next 10 years, or to borrow only 7 trillion dollars over the next 10 years."

THERE IS NO SEQUESTER.
It's all a propaganda lie.
THERE IS NO PLAN TO REDUCE GOVERNMENT SPENDING.
The only thing that is being discussed is whether to borrow 8.5 trillion dollars over the next 10 years, or to borrow only 7 trillion dollars over the next 10 years.
There is no plan to pay for the government. The only plan for government being discussed is about having a government that can never be paid for.
Obama is a pathological liar.
Let's go over this again....
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A "SEQUESTER".
THERE IS NO PLAN TO CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING.
And, Obama is a pathological liar.

Or, I could be wrong. Help us understand the so-called "sequester".

Fill in the blanks for us here:

Government spending

2012 (total expenditure)

then, with sequester without sequester

2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022

Thank you for educating the readers here.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#864695 Feb 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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If the dress was needed for a special occasion like a business function then yes, I would have saved $50.00.
Next month's or next year's federal spending has not yet occurred, so we can't cut spending at all?
If federal expenditures for current programs & functions would be $200 billion more next year than the current cost, and that number is reduced to 100 billion more, then 100 billion in spending would be cut.
Why not just say they would cost $900 billion more and claim to cut $800 million in spending?

Who says that all current programs and functions should be funded in perpetuity, regardless of income?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#864696 Feb 26, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Conservatism = PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!!!
Let the PARENTS feed them and take care of them! New concept right?
Liberals ask: What is personal responsibility?
Answer: Parents taking care of their kids and kids of their elderly parents.
What if no one available?
Answer: Conservative churches who believe in a non-Liberal God, clinging to their guns and bibles like the Muslims in the Arab Spring, will provide for them against the Liberals wishes.
I believe people should take care of their own children and elderly parents as well. Perhaps if people earned more money, these issues would not be issues.
I also think people should plan to have children when they can afford them; but things don't always turn out that way and you don't want thousands of children and elderly dying just because they're poor. It's just not right. We send $10 million a day to Israel; surely we can feed our poor. Time for Americans to take care of their fellow citizens.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#864697 Feb 26, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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Waxturd belongs in a padded room.
Probably is in one. Think about it.
Forum

Lovington, NM

#864698 Feb 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Democratic Senator Bill Nelson released a specific list of Florida programs that would be impacted by the cuts.
•749 reading teachers could lose their jobs
•2700 children would lose access to Headstart programs to get them ready for school
•16,000 special education students would see fewer services.
•In research dollars, Florida would lose $25.1 million in medical research funding
•$8.3 million that would go to fund research at colleges and universities could be lost.
•Cuts to health programs mean 1016 fewer low income women will receive mammograms and other cancer screenings
•7950 fewer uninsured children will receive vaccinations.
•Even seniors could be affected, with nearly $3 million dollars cut from food progams like meals-on-wheels.
How do you know this?
God hear our prayers.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#864699 Feb 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Two wind turbines towering above the Cape Cod community of Falmouth, Mass., were intended to produce green energy and savings -- but they've created angst and division, and may now be removed at a high cost as neighbors complain of noise and illness.
"It gets to be jet-engine loud," said Falmouth resident Neil Andersen. He and his wife Betsy live just a quarter mile from one of the turbines. They say the impact on their health has been devastating. They're suffering headaches, dizziness and sleep deprivation and often seek to escape the property where they've lived for more than 20 years.
"Every time the blade has a downward motion it gives off a tremendous energy, gives off a pulse," said Andersen. "And that pulse, it gets into your tubular organs, chest cavity, mimics a heartbeat, gives you headaches. It's extremely disturbing and it gets to the point where you have to leave."
The first turbine went up in 2010 and by the time both were in place on the industrial site of the town's water treatment facility, the price was $10 million. Town officials say taking them down will cost an estimated $5 million to $15 million, but that is just what Falmouth's five selectmen have decided to move toward doing.
"The selectmen unanimously voted to remove them. We think it's the right thing to do, absolutely," Selectman David Braga said. "You can't put a monetary value on people's health and that's what's happened here. A lot of people are sick because of these."
Sounds like a poor design; speaking of noise, my neighbors dog won't shut the hell up. What would a rightwinger do about that?
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#864700 Feb 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Senate breaks filibuster of Chuck Hagel nomination, votes to move forward
Yeah, the resistance was only symbolic__heck lily Hagel and McCain were ahole buddies, Hagel worked in McCain's campaign for POTUS.

BTW did you see Florida's new US congressman Trey Radel get his ass handed to him today? This Rush wannabe is gonna be one more embarrassment for the Republican party.

I'll bet Radel posted on topix, maybe on this very thread.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#864701 Feb 26, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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LIBERALISM!!!
The solution is Conservatism.
Example:
Liberals force a HUD section 8 voucher on landlords. If landlords refuses to rent their nice properties to lazy ghetto liberal irresponsible givernment parasites then the parasite liberals can sue! So what the American visionary intelligent landlords do? They rise the prices away from the voucher program's reach. That way the parasites will not qualify to such a high level rent and the landlords get to keep their property from being destroyed by roaches literally, pun intended.
That causes the rent in places like Massachuset to be prohibitly high. Creating the need for more government roach nests, which keeps them poor.
The solution is Conservatism:
Texas! No more words needed!
Had you seen the mantions in Texas for $100,000?
not todays Conservatism either what the Republicans call now as Compassinate Conservatism and is the reason why Washington DC is so Liberal in the Modern Sense now and John Boehner is the leader now.

Compassionate conservatism is a political philosophy that stresses using traditionally conservative techniques and concepts in order to improve the general welfare of society.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compassionate_co...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#864702 Feb 26, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Republican tax cuts that lowered revenue far below normal__and provided zero positive economic impact.
Free money for the wealthy.
Who got the lions share of the tax cuts? You sheep amaze me
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#864703 Feb 26, 2013
E pluribus unum is surely an ironic motto to inscribe on the currency of this Utopia gone bust, for every grotesquely rich American represents property, privileges, and pleasures that have been denied the many. An even more instructive motto, in light of history made by the Noah Rosewaters, might be: Grab much too much, or you'll get nothing at all.

-Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Forum

Lovington, NM

#864704 Feb 26, 2013
Sequester means to kidnap.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#864705 Feb 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Republicans say they will accept some revenue increases if they get to to reduce food from poor kids ad take away healthcare for the elderly.
And they wonder why they lost elections.
A rumor goes in your ear, then out of your mouth. You are a deranged idiot.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#864706 Feb 26, 2013
When the United States of America, which was meant to be a Utopia for all, was less than a century old, Noah Rosewater and a few men like him demonstrated the folly of the Founding Fathers in one respect: those sadly recent ancestors had not made it the law of the Utopia that the wealth of each citizen should be limited.
This oversight was engendered by a weak-kneed sympathy for those who loved expensive things and by the feeling that the continent was so vast and valuable, and the population so thin and enterprising, that no thief, no matter how fast he stole, could more than mildly inconvenience anyone.

Noah and a few like him perceived that the continent was in fact finite, and that venal office-holders, legislators in particular, could be persuaded to toss up great hunks of it for grabs, and to toss them in such a way as to have them land where Noah and his kind were standing.
Thus did a handful of rapacious citizens come to control all that was worth controlling in America. Thus was the savage and stupid and entirely inappropriate and unnecessary and humorless American class system created. Honest, industrious, peaceful citizens were classed as bloodsuckers, if they asked to be paid a living wage. And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed. Thus the American dream turned belly up, turned green, bobbed to the scummy surface of cupidity unlimited, filled with gas, went bang in the noonday sun.

Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

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