Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1290980 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: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1071159 Jan 29, 2014
harmonious wrote:
<quoted text> Many dems voted for those oil subsidies you drone on about, Hussein can't touch them. Chump change in the overall scheme of things. Have you parked your Rambler yet?
wise up

There was a time they were needed.

Not now.

But let it up to a right whiner to want to hand money to companies making billions in profits and have a tizzy fit about a hungary kid benefitting from food stamps.
GOP R Idiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1071160 Jan 29, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
How's your OWS movement doing, Demo-Kraut?
LOL what stuopid non-sequitor
YOUR Party is throwing in the towel.
They stand for nothing. Too close to an election, so they really don't care about the size of government. They'll vote for a clean debt ceiling increase.
LOL what a bunch of phonies!

You've been taken! You're a stooge!

Indianapolis, IN

#1071161 Jan 29, 2014
Corporatism and Gay Marriage: Natural Bedfellows

One of the more remarkable partnerships that is least remarked upon today is the coalition that has formed around the effort to advance gay marriage—namely, left-leaning gay activists and corporations. If any political antipathy seemed to be permanent and unchangeable, one would have believed that it would be the Left’s hatred of the Corporation. Corporations, by the Left’s telling, represent almost everything that is wrong in contemporary America—crony capitalism, structural inequality, environmental degradation, worker indignity—in short, legalized immorality. Occupy Wall Street designated the corporation as Enemy #1, and the Left generally begins foaming at the mouth at the mere mention of Citizens United as, effectively, a coup by corporate America against democracy.

Yet, generally unremarked upon has been the deep friendliness between the Left and corporations in the most burning issue of the day (according to the Grammy Awards at least)—gay marriage. It has been particularly noticeable to me as a recently transplanted Hoosier, given recent efforts to defeat the proposed amendment banning gay-marriage in Indiana by a combination of Left gay-activists and corporations. To the extent that the amendment has run into trouble, it has been arguably because of the concerted resistance not by the activist Left—who were always going to have limited traction with an overwhelmingly Republican state legislature—but corporations.

Here is what those corporations are saying:“A ban would tell talented workers to stay out of Indiana.” According to Marya Rose, chief administrative officer for Indiana-based company Cummins,“If we have a climate in our state that makes people feel unwelcome in any way, we think that’s bad for Cummins, and we think that’s bad for business.” Similar arguments have been made by Nike in Oregon and General Mills in Minnesota. In New York, the push for legal recognition of gay marriage received major financial backing from some of the oft-denounced “wolves” of Wall Street—many of them prominent in conservative circles, especially Paul E. Singer, chairman of the conservative think-tank the Manhattan Institute. In Indiana, a coalition combining gay activists and corporations has been formed under the banner,“Freedom Indiana.”

In a period when the Left takes up the banner decrying “income inequality,” it should at least give pause to see them cozy up to corporate elites in support of their most darling issue of the day. Indeed, what is most striking is the not-so-subtle threat that is made by opponents of the Indiana gay-marriage amendment: if you pass this ban, talented people will leave, and even corporations will find it difficult to remain. The same threat that is often used by corporations to compel localities into watering down collective-bargaining powers, diluting environmental restrictions, crafting significant tax breaks and “sweetheart deals” is now being used by proponents of gay marriage to threaten the legislators of Indiana. A state struggling with high unemployment and a rust-belt economy can ill-afford to upset the Masters of the Universe.

i have no words. it speaks for it's self.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1071162 Jan 29, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Is There an Antidote to the Republican Amnesia?
By Barney Frank
Memory eventually fails us all, but apparently the decline strikes one party far more than the other.
In recent weeks, my friends across the aisle have expended a lot of breath proclaiming that the Democrats caused the present financial crisis by failing to pass legislation to regulate financial services companies in the years 1995 through 2006.
There is only small one problem with this story -- throughout this entire period the Republicans were in complete charge of the House and for the most critical years they controlled the House, the Senate, and the Presidency.
In the House of Representatives, the majority party has almost unlimited power over the minority party. The majority party owns the committee chairmanships; it controls what bills come to a vote; and it is under no obligation to consider the ideas of the beleaguered minority. When the Republicans were in the majority they ruled with an iron first; it is no accident that Tom DeLay was known as "The Hammer."
That is why I find it particularly flattering the Republicans now claim that in the years 1995 to 2006 I personally possessed supernatural powers which enabled me to force mighty Republican leaders to do my bidding. Choose your comic book hero -- I was all of them.
I wish I had the power to force the Republican leadership to do my bidding! If I had had that power, I would have used it to block the impeachment of Bill Clinton, to stop the war in Iraq, to prevent large tax cuts for the extremely wealthy, and to stop government intervention into the private life of Terri Schiavo. Yet that power eluded me, and I was unable to stop those things.
According to the Republicans' misty memories of the period before 2007, I allegedly singlehandedly blocked their determined efforts to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and my supposed intransigence literally caused the worldwide financial crisis.
Fortunately, we have tools to aid memory -- pencil and paper, word processing, transcripts, newspapers, and the Congressional record. And as described in the most reputable published sources, in 2005 I in fact worked together with my Republican colleague Michael Oxley, then Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, to write a bill to increase regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. We passed the bill out of committee with an overwhelming majority -- every Democrat voted in favor of the legislation. However, on the House floor the Republican leadership added a poison pill amendment, which would have prevented non-profit institutions with religious affiliations from receiving funds. I voted against the legislation in protest, though I continued to work with Mr. Oxley to encourage the Senate to pass a good bill. But these efforts were defeated because President Bush blocked further consideration of the legislation. In the words of Mr. Oxley, no flaming liberal, the Bush administration gave his efforts 'the one-finger salute.'
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Straight from Bill Clinton's mouth to your ears:

Bill Clinton: Democrats Resisted GOP Efforts to Rein in Fannie Mae
GOP R Idiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1071163 Jan 29, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
I just got back from a funeral about 45 minutes ago, idiot. What did I drop, Ghost?
Did you bury one of your socks?
Or did you tell the family to wrap it up in a hurry because you had to run home and start judging Topix posts?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1071164 Jan 29, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think you understand what a loser is:
los·er noun \&#712;lü-z&#601;r\
: someone or something that loses a game, contest, etc.
: someone who is harmed or put in a worse position as the result of something
The title of this site is, "Barak Obama, our next President".
Google, "President of the United States of America", he won, YOU lost, loser.
Him shore has a LOT mo' GRAY hairs NOW.

And the title of this site is

You hero is just one little ol' peonie sub topic (of PAST tense origins now as well) on THIS site.
I don't google-mindlessly promo' ing anything is for LOSERS...(like partisan lemming jackboot licking--Loser.)

...'It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.” &#8213; Grantland Rice.

Or in the case of some of the anTics of the current Commie type marxist admin of the past few years----

“It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you place the blame.”

Althoughhh...the current commie kids did do a LITTLE better in the talking head SOTU last evening-- not WHINING about everything and anything that didn't suit they OWN marxist agendas.

For the five minute listen any.way

(Good job Cody K and team speech writers)!
GOP R Idiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1071165 Jan 29, 2014
Barney Fwank wrote:
I missed the speech,I was getting cornholed by Anthony weiner and then I sucked off Rachel maddow,he has a big one
Hi Nobraina, we all know you were busy watching Justin Bieber in Never Say Never!
NuculurNUTsurpri Zed

Palm Coast, FL

#1071167 Jan 29, 2014
GOP R Idiots wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi, I'm sockpuppet!
I'm having a judgit sh*t show again tonight! Same as every night!
What a pathetic life I lead!!!!
Not Surprized! LOL
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1071169 Jan 29, 2014
GOP R Idiots wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi sockpuppet!
Having a judgit sh*t show again tonight? Same as every night!
What a pathetic life you must lead!!!!
Sockpuppet? Really? You are one for sure, hypocrite.

I lead a pathetic life because someone posts judgeits at night?

You would have fit right in back in 1962 in Salem Mass. Morons like you ran around with pitchforks.

I have quite a nice life. You are the liberal, not me!

Chew on that for a moment, misfit.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1071170 Jan 29, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
Tom Cole Warns Tea Party Groups That They Won't Succeed In Influencing Special Election
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), an ally of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and frequent voice for moderation in the Republication caucus, said in an interview Tuesday that he doesn't think tea party-affiliated groups will succeed in influencing the special election for retiring Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) Senate seat.
In an interview with Roll Call, Cole indirectly referred to groups such as the Senate Conservatives Fund and The Madison Project, which have encouraged Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) to enter the race.
“Groups coming from outside the state, coming to try and set the agenda, sorry,” Cole said.“You are welcome to come, but you ought to look at your track record.”""
Teabagger Party will soon be as toxic as the Communist Party.
Same thing can be said about Tea Party darling, Rep. Trey Radel's empty seat now that he has been forced to resign. He may be replaced by a Republican in that district but it won't be a Teatard. People have had enough of their insanity.
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1071171 Jan 29, 2014
GOP R Idiots wrote:
<quoted text>
Judgit queen Waxman aka sockman
Liberal sock, likely DumbDave will show up next, for sure.
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1071172 Jan 29, 2014
GOP R Idiots wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL what stuopid non-sequitor
YOUR Party is throwing in the towel.
They stand for nothing. Too close to an election, so they really don't care about the size of government. They'll vote for a clean debt ceiling increase.
LOL what a bunch of phonies!
You've been taken! You're a stooge!

Angry failure liberal, for sure.

Gave up so supports his Communist/Socialist Demo-Kraut Party.

Hates Republicans who believe in FREEDOM.

Do you like this song, Commie?

You commies, warn people about watching this. It shows what you are, dirtbagger.

Enjoy the video, lowlife!


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1071173 Jan 29, 2014
( )—A trio of researchers at Tohoku University in Japan, led by Masahiro Hotta, has proposed a new way to teleport energy that allows for doing so over long distances. In their paper published in Physical Review A, the team describes a theory they've developed that takes advantage of the properties of squeezed light or vacuum states to allow for "teleporting" information about an energy state, allowing for making use of that energy—in essence, teleporting energy over long distances.
On television shows such as Star Trek, people are moved from one location to another via teleportation, where the people (or objects) are not literally sent—instead their essence is reestablished in another local, giving the illusion of movement. In real life, nothing like that exists, though scientists have begun using the term teleportation to describe the results of entanglement experiments—where two entangled particles are joined somehow despite no apparent connection between them. Changes to one particle happen automatically to the other. Scientists have broadened their experiments to include light and matter, and more recently, energy.
Back in 2008, Hotta, with another team, first devised a theory for teleporting energy based on taking advantages of vacuum states—theory suggests they are not truly empty, instead there are particles in them that pop in and out of existence, some of which are entangled. While interesting, the theory suggested that teleporting energy could only be carried out over very short distances. In this new effort, Hotta et al have found a way to increase the teleportation distance by making use of a property known as squeezed light which is tied to a squeezed vacuum state.
Quantum mechanics laws limit the ways that values in a system (such as a vacuum) can be measured—physicists have found however, that increasing the uncertainty of one value, decrease the uncertainty of the value of others—a sort of squeezing effect. When applied to light, theory suggests, it leads to more pairs traveling together through a vacuum, which in turn leads to more of them being entanglement, and that the team suggests should allow for teleporting energy over virtually any distance.
The researchers suggest their theory could be put to the test in a lab and Hotta hints that he and another partner are in the process of doing just that.
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1071174 Jan 29, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
There was a time they were needed.
Not now.
But let it up to a right whiner to want to hand money to companies making billions in profits and have a tizzy fit about a hungary kid benefitting from food stamps.
Liberal Sock, right on Cue!

Hey Dummy! What did Ted Cruz filibuster, dumber than sh*t person.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1071175 Jan 29, 2014
GOP R Idiots wrote:
<quoted text>
All hail Orly Taitz, the queen and leader of the birther movement.
She's also a certified nutjob....but so are most tea turd types that believe this President is not
Keep it up! Watch 2016 go down the drain for you, once again!!!
“Barack Obama has gone from blaming George W. Bush to plagiarizing George W. Bush.” OMG your President can't even get his own speech. This is delicious, dumbo O'bama.
There were lines like,“Our job is to help Americans build a future of hope and opportunity. A future of hope and opportunity begins with a growing economy. A future of hope and opportunity requires that all our citizens have affordable and available healthcare. Extending opportunity and hope depends on a stable supply of energy.” All of that came from the 2007 State of the Union Address by George W. Bush. So, Barack Obama has gone from blaming George W. Bush to plagiarizing George W. Bush.

OMG-O'bama really thinks he is a President--who would have thunk?
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1071176 Jan 29, 2014
Democrats before Iraq War started....


Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1071178 Jan 29, 2014
Liberals R Defective wrote:
<quoted text>If you're thinking that running a 70 year old lesbian with a chequered past and blood on her bony wrinkled hands is going to win you Marxist types the White House, I've got some swamp land you might be interested in. Cheers!
She has you rightwhiners in a tizzy. You know there's no onevriding in the GOP clown car that can defeat her.
Face it, the GOP is screwed.
But then, you all were convinced Mittens could actually win.
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1071179 Jan 29, 2014
Obama was using the gender card last night?

Glad I didn't watch.


Obama the divider.
ptbw forever

Louisville, KY

#1071180 Jan 29, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
You can't even reset a password, moron.
Much less debunk anything, you old fraud.
Tell us about all white diversity again!!
You like getting kicked to the curb, don't you?? Satisfies your masochistic needs.
You can't reset a password without an email address, dipshit.

My email address was my college email address that no longer exists.

You know that it is actually you who is getting messed up on here when you resort to trying and failing to attack my ability to change passwords on topix, and then resorting to adding a strawman to somehow cushion your pathetic posts.

I know plenty of country bumpkins that can run circles around the supposed intelligence that you pride yourself on.
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1071181 Jan 29, 2014
Obama lied about women's pay last night.

I bet there were about 13 lies from this moron last night.

I didn't waste my time watching the Jive-Ass Punk Obama.

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