Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394707 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

#865615 Feb 27, 2013
One of the world’s biggest gun makers is threatening to move its Maryland manufacturing plant – along with roughly 400 jobs – as Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley pushes one of the most ambitious gun-control agendas in the country.

Beretta USA executives have grown weary of the state’s attitude on guns and reportedly have backed up their threat by pointing out the company moved a warehouse to neighboring Virginia in 1990 when Maryland previously tightened gun laws.

Republicans, who largely oppose the new legislation, are warning about the economic impact of Beretta's threats.

“We are pushing a legitimate manufacturer and good neighbor out of Maryland,” Republican state Delegate Anthony J. O’Donnell told FoxNews.com on Wednesday.

“Losing them would be a big disappointment. Maryland has a reputation for having a horrible business climate, and this would be one more nail in the coffin,” continued O’Donnell, the state House minority leader.

At least one other company in the United States is also considering such a move. The Colorado company Magpul, which makes high-capacity magazines and add-ons for semi-automatic rifles, took out a newspaper ad stating it would leave should the state pass a ban on such magazines and guns.

Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan, Republicans, have invited gun makers to relocate to their state, promising no unwarranted government intrusion into the businesses.

Beretta, the nearly 500-year-old Italian company, arrived in southern Maryland in 1997.

A government contract in 1985 made Beretta the standard sidearm supplier for the U.S. military, helping the international company, and its small U.S. division, supply more than 500,000 guns to the Armed Forces.

The O’Malley-backed legislation – which includes bans on possessing assault rifles and high-capacity gun magazines – would unlikely impact Beretta’s manufacturing.

However, possession of its 9mm pistol, with its 13-bullet magazine, would be illegal under legislation now moving through the Democrat-controlled General Assembly.

Beretta’s civilian version of a Special Ops weapon now in production, and anticipated to be a big seller, also is expected to have the same fate. All that has company executives questioning why they should expand in a state where residents cannot buy some of Beretta’s best products, though relocation would be costly.

Company board member Jeff Reh recently testified against the Maryland legislation, saying he understands the need to reduce gun violence, but the pending measure is not the answer.

He also told lawmakers that Beretta and two related companies over roughly the past 17 years have paid or are projected to pay $31 million in state taxes. And the group has invested or plans to invest an estimated $73 million over the same period.

“We are confronted with a state government that wants to ban our products at a time, by the way, when numerous other state governments are courting our investment,” Reh added.
Lincoln

United States

#865616 Feb 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
This Obama sequester threat didn't poll well, so somebody had to be thrown under the Obama bus.
67% Blame the Republican House!

Good News for Americans

Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#865617 Feb 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Quit blaming waxturd for my handiwork. I put all the judgeits on here.
You're not smart enough.
Lincoln

United States

#865618 Feb 27, 2013
Who cares ?
John Galt wrote:
One of the world’s biggest gun makers is threatening to move its Maryland manufacturing plant – along with roughly 400 jobs – as Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley pushes one of the most ambitious gun-control agendas in the country.
Beretta USA executives have grown weary of the state’s attitude on guns and reportedly have backed up their threat by pointing out the company moved a warehouse to neighboring Virginia in 1990 when Maryland previously tightened gun laws.
Republicans, who largely oppose the new legislation, are warning about the economic impact of Beretta's threats.
“We are pushing a legitimate manufacturer and good neighbor out of Maryland,” Republican state Delegate Anthony J. O’Donnell told FoxNews.com on Wednesday.
“Losing them would be a big disappointment. Maryland has a reputation for having a horrible business climate, and this would be one more nail in the coffin,” continued O’Donnell, the state House minority leader.
At least one other company in the United States is also considering such a move. The Colorado company Magpul, which makes high-capacity magazines and add-ons for semi-automatic rifles, took out a newspaper ad stating it would leave should the state pass a ban on such magazines and guns.
Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan, Republicans, have invited gun makers to relocate to their state, promising no unwarranted government intrusion into the businesses.
Beretta, the nearly 500-year-old Italian company, arrived in southern Maryland in 1997.
A government contract in 1985 made Beretta the standard sidearm supplier for the U.S. military, helping the international company, and its small U.S. division, supply more than 500,000 guns to the Armed Forces.
The O’Malley-backed legislation – which includes bans on possessing assault rifles and high-capacity gun magazines – would unlikely impact Beretta’s manufacturing.
However, possession of its 9mm pistol, with its 13-bullet magazine, would be illegal under legislation now moving through the Democrat-controlled General Assembly.
Beretta’s civilian version of a Special Ops weapon now in production, and anticipated to be a big seller, also is expected to have the same fate. All that has company executives questioning why they should expand in a state where residents cannot buy some of Beretta’s best products, though relocation would be costly.
Company board member Jeff Reh recently testified against the Maryland legislation, saying he understands the need to reduce gun violence, but the pending measure is not the answer.
He also told lawmakers that Beretta and two related companies over roughly the past 17 years have paid or are projected to pay $31 million in state taxes. And the group has invested or plans to invest an estimated $73 million over the same period.
“We are confronted with a state government that wants to ban our products at a time, by the way, when numerous other state governments are courting our investment,” Reh added.
Lincoln

United States

#865619 Feb 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Not one single Kennedy other than JFK has amounted to anything.
nobama the chronic poster
as if anyone still read
this over and over and over repub trash
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#865620 Feb 27, 2013
Bob Woodward blasted President Obama on Wednesday morning for deciding to recall an aircraft carrier from the Persian Gulf because of impending budget cuts, calling the decision "a kind of madness."

Woodward: Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’ Or George W. Bush saying,‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need’ or even Bill Clinton saying,‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ as he did when Clinton was president because of some budget document? Under the Constitution, the president is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the president going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement, I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country. That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#865621 Feb 27, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
Waxturd sets new judge-it record today! He's been in a melt down since 5 A.M. this morning. At least 8-10 different sockpuppets have been used. He even awarded the dumbass comment above 26 brilliants!
How desperate are you right wingers to not speak out against this silly attempt to win something? Are you really as sick and narcissistic as this piece of scum?
What a bunch of pathetic losers giddy about being validated, by a moron.
Not me old nutjob. Would you like to try again?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#865622 Feb 27, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
67% Blame the Republican House!
Good News for Americans
90% don't care about the sequester.

The rest are federal employees.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#865623 Feb 27, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
You're not smart enough.
Thanks for the compliment!
JudgitJudy

Pompano Beach, FL

#865624 Feb 27, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
You're not smart enough.
Thanks for your validation. LOL
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#865625 Feb 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
90% don't care about the sequester.
The rest are federal employees.
I'd say that sums it up.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#865626 Feb 27, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Who cares ?
<quoted text>
The employees of Beretta who may lose their jobs care.

So do the taxpayers and merchants in the local community.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#865627 Feb 27, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
You're not smart enough.
Come now, Terry. Was that insult necessary? You spam this thread with your constant waxturd/judgeit obsession. What you don't realize is that the ore yo obsess, the more they are going to do it.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#865628 Feb 27, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
67% Blame the Republican House!
Good News for Americans
75% don't give a flying fig about it. So hang on to that "67%" of the 25% who do.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#865629 Feb 27, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Who cares ?
<quoted text>
you must not have a job.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#865630 Feb 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The employees of Beretta who may lose their jobs care.
So do the taxpayers and merchants in the local community.
Mississippi perhaps?

I didn't read your hour long post but suspect that Beretta will be cancelling it's government contracts should it move out of the US. So Maryland's loss would be Mississippi's gain and Haley Barbour's broke azz red state can certainly use the jobs for it's the, per capita, welfare capita of the US.

Oh and as long as I'm here, Donna Brazile is self employed and pays 100% of her health care.

You and your butt mutts are really on fire today eh?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#865631 Feb 27, 2013
"Report: New York Times Preparing Story Questioning Obama’s Mental Health

Depression” can be easily downgraded to “Political Travails Begin to Take Personal Toll on Obama.” So the story in question, if it ever comes out, may not end up supporting the depression thesis. But rest assured: There are people at the Times who, based on the paper’s reporting, believe Obama is depressed—the kind of depression where, if he weren’t the president of the United States, he wouldn’t be getting out of bed in the morning."
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#865632 Feb 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Come now, Terry. Was that insult necessary? You spam this thread with your constant waxturd/judgeit obsession. What you don't realize is that the ore yo obsess, the more they are going to do it.
He's on a Jihad. He can't help it. Allah makes him do it.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#865634 Feb 27, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
<quoted text>
Floriduh/Waxman/NoSurprize/Old Goober/OldRatface still embedded in this thread like a dung beetle in a pile of shit.
#35660 HOW TO MANIPULATE THE TOPIX JUDGE ICONS
Florida/NoSurprize/Waxman wrote:
Anyone can log in with multiple renewal IP numbers and spamming the Topix Judge Icons for the replies to his post... Possibly... but doubtful.. running multiple copies of my browser, which will log in with multiple renewal IP numbers and spamming the Topix Judge Icons for the replies to the post... It can also be accomplished by using different browsers logged into the same thread with multple sessions... on the same internet connection... Every browser connection or session is an ip connection. If you bring up twenty browser sessions, you can judge the Icons 20 times... This Multiple Judging icon can accomplished by having 2 internet accounts in your home and acting as if you are 2 people judging the topix judge icons...{/QUOTE]
Florida Seminole/WAXTURDS, FL #35635 Jan 1, 2010
It can also be accomplished by using different browsers logged into the same thread... on the same internet connection... Every browser connection is an ip connection. If you bring up ten browser processes, you can judge the Icons 10 times...------- You can change ip numbers if you know how... You can also reset your internet modem box and it will DNS or resolve a new ip number... However that is not necessary. The way it works is to bring up multiple copies of your browser on the same thread and page and do the judging.. That's all that is required and wait depending on you network connection and topix server to record the vote and for the judging to take... I have done it and it can take up to 5 minutes on mine, maybe others different...
NWaxman/Florida/NoSurprize wrote: 35614 Jan 1, 2010 It can also be accomplished by using different browsers logged into the same thread... on the same internet connection... Every browser connection is an ip connection. Iy you bring up ten browser processes, you can judge the Icons 10 times...
NWaxman/Florida/NoSurprize wrote: 35621 Jan 1, 2010 You can change ip numbers if you know how... You can also reset your internet modem box and it will DNS or resolve a new ip number... However that is not necessary. The way it works is to bring up multiple copies of your browser on the same thread and page and do the judging.. That's all that is required and wait depending on you network connection and topix server to record the vote and for the judging to take... I have done it and it can take up to 5 minutes on mine, maybe others different... Try It! and SEE and judge my post here with multiple copies...
35659 Jan 1, 2010
NWaxman/Florida/NoSurprize wrote: <quoted text> You got it. I am hip to this.
Hi Not Sane.

Not me nutjob. I am not Florida, never was, never will be, although he is much smarter & better looking than you.

Waxman is everyone!

They're coming to take you away!!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#865635 Feb 27, 2013
White House Presidential schedule for February 28 2013: 11:15 Daily briefing. 12:00 lunch with Vice President Biden

What a friggin' clown!!!!!

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