Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1278293 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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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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Lapeer, MI

#849984 Jan 29, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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And In your particular case you are not acting. Seriously.
Seriously?

You should be prohibited by law from using that word.

To you, that's the "S" word.

Seriously...

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#849985 Jan 29, 2013
IF SAMBOS were TAUGHT BY LILY LIBS TO LEARN SAMBO WOULD BE BLACK and INDIePENDENT OF LILY , SAMBO WOULDN'T BE THE FACE OF WELFARE IF LILY LIBS HAD YOUR BEST INTREST AT HEART, but SAMBO CAN'T THINK FOR THEMSELVES OR THEY WILL FALL FROM GRACE OF LILY LIBS WHO SAMBO MUST CONTINUE to ENTERTAIN minstrels...................

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#849986 Jan 29, 2013
The Irish Slave Trade – The Forgotten “White” Slaves
The Slaves That Time Forgot
In time, the English thought of a better way to use these women (in many cases, girls as young as 12) to increase their market share: The settlers began to breed Irish women and girls with African men to produce slaves with a distinct complexion. These new “mulatto” slaves brought a higher price than Irish livestock and, likewise, enabled the settlers to save money rather than purchase new African slaves. This practice of interbreeding Irish females with African men went on for several decades and was so widespread that, in 1681, legislation was passed “forbidding the practice of mating Irish slave women to African slave men for the purpose of producing slaves for sale.” In short, it was stopped only because it interfered with the profits of a large slave transport company.

England continued to ship tens of thousands of Irish slaves for more than a century. Records state that, after the 1798 Irish Rebellion, thousands of Irish slaves were sold to both America and Australia. There were horrible abuses of both African and Irish captives. One British ship even dumped 1,302 slaves into the Atlantic Ocean so that the crew would have plenty of food to eat.

There is little question that the Irish experienced the horrors of slavery as much (if not more in the 17th Century) as the Africans did. There is, also, very little question that those brown, tanned faces you witness in your travels to the West Indies are very likely a combination of African and Irish ancestry. In 1839, Britain finally decided on it’s own to end it’s participation in Satan’s highway to hell and stopped transporting slaves. While their decision did not stop pirates from doing what they desired, the new law slowly concluded THIS chapter of nightmarish Irish misery.

But, if anyone, black or white, believes that slavery was only an African experience, then they’ve got it completely wrong.

Irish slavery is a subject worth remembering, not erasing from our memories.

But, where are our public (and PRIVATE) schools???? Where are the history books? Why is it so seldom discussed?

Do the memories of hundreds of thousands of Irish victims merit more than a mention from an unknown writer?

Or is their story to be one that their English pirates intended: To (unlike the African book) have the Irish story utterly and completely disappear as if it never happened.

None of the Irish victims ever made it back to their homeland to describe their ordeal. These are the lost slaves; the ones that time and biased history books conveniently forgot.

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Fact

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#849987 Jan 29, 2013
The U.S. President Powerless to Stop the War On Drugs!

There is an old saying:“Sometimes we do not see the forest for the trees.”
Sometimes the obvious is right in front of us and we still don’t see it. Washington is the grand case in point; compare the White House to the Pentagon, which is larger? The Pentagon and so lies the World War 3 managed by the N.S.A.(National Security Administration.) Everything is national security to those folks and that means they answer to no one, no accountability. To go a step further here, the NSA manages the White house first and foremost! The American public pretends to elect the government but it is the NSA that provides the choices.

Written by Anonymous, we shall be silent no more! Anonymous is the only option as our freedom in the USA is a police state and they come after those speaking the truth which is why they desire to control the internet.
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Bronx, NY

#849988 Jan 29, 2013
LiLY LIBS AND THEIR LITTLE sammies do not want the population educated, the post from the LILY LIBS AND their SAMMIES continue to do what the KKK JIM CROW DEMOCRATS DO TERRORIZE THE POPULATION

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Loysville, PA

#849989 Jan 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Do you mean Hoodieman? That drug-using drop-out gang-banger wannabe who got blown to hell while he was trying to bash an armed American's brains out against a concrete sidewalk?
Note to drug-using drop-out gang-banger wannabes: Don't bash a smaller person's head against a concrete sidewalk while they are on their back on the ground. They are possibly armed and you are likely to get a hole blown through your worthless ass.


Here I thought all you right whining POSs were all for defending oneself.

Some pervert pretend cop follows, in his truck, a kid, who had all rights to be where he was, then gets out to pursue him and the kid is supposed to do nothing but stand there to get attacked or mugged or whatever.

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“Constitutionalis t”

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Spring, TX

#849990 Jan 29, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Once I realized you had no clue, I decided to let you stew in your own stupidity!!
I see you're still stewing..........
Please let us know if the lightbulb ever comes on in that short-circuited pile of mush between your ears.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA
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Kindly tell us the answers. Here's the post again for your convenience:
Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American security detatchment while the real-time video was being watched in the White House?
And;
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
Since the answers are so logical and obvious, you should have no problems just jotting down them for us.
A simple location is required to answer the first question.
A simple source of money is required to answer the second question.

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“We're doing better...”

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we've got to do more

#849991 Jan 29, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
Oh Lokie Here!
An imbecile who can't write a complete sentence is calling someone else dumb. You can't make this $hit up!
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There are no incomplete sentences in what I wrote, Knock-knock Archie, but one who can't even spell "looky" or "lookit" correctly should probably not throw (kidney) stones in the home for brainless baggers.

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#849992 Jan 29, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Real Canadians do not claim Peppy of WallStreet MENTALity as a true Canadian. That MENTALity, is just not Canadian like.
I see you got your still back up and running.

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#849993 Jan 29, 2013
We want to focus your attention on two topics.

One shows the only path out of the economic collapse.

The other shows the direction that will most assuredly take us into deeper collapse. So far, the bi-partisans in Washington, DC are on the path to an ‘Obama Recession.’

First, the wrong path: austerity. Great Britain has shown the world what austerity will bring – deeper recession. Britain may be going into its third economic collapse in four years with a 0.3% decline in its GDP in the last quarter and its worst year for manufacturing on record. David Cameron was elected on the promise of austerity and he delivered. The result is Britain has the worst economy on record dating back to 1830. That’s right, before the reign of Queen Victoria!Our policy makers could learn the same thing from U.S. history.

When FDR came to power, he put in place stimulus programs that directly created jobs. He built a lot of infrastructure that is still with us today employing people in useful work as government employees. In 1936, FDR and Congress thought they had gotten the economy going and started worrying about deficit spending. They decided to cut the funding of the New Deal to decrease the deficit. The result: the Roosevelt Recession of 1937 and 1938. Roosevelt realized his error and started stimulating the economy again and quickly the recession ended and growth returned. Even before the attack on Pearl Harbor the U.S. economy was on the mend.

Lesson to President Obama: Pursue the path of cutting the deficit with cuts to human needs and you are risking an “Obama Recession.” You will have squandered an immense opportunity to get the country on track.

Second, what is the solution to end the economic collapse? There is one thing that has paralleled deficit spending for decades. As the chart below shows that one thing is unemployment. If unemployment is high, deficit as a percent of GDP is high. If we reduce unemployment, the deficit shrinks.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#849994 Jan 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Kindly tell us the answers. Here's the post again for your convenience:
Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American security detatchment while the real-time video was being watched in the White House?
And;
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
Since the answers are so logical and obvious, you should have no problems just jotting down them for us.
A simple location is required to answer the first question.
A simple source of money is required to answer the second question.
Here's the story of a lovely lady
Who was bringing up three very lovely girls.
All of them had hair of gold, like their mother,
The youngest one in curls.

Here's the store, of a man named Brady,
Who was busy with three boys of his own,
They were four men, living all together,
Yet they were all alone.

Till the one day when the lady met this fellow
And they knew it was much more than a hunch,
That this group would somehow form a family.
That's the way we all became the Brady Bunch.
The Brady Bunch,

That's the way we all became the Brady Bunch.
The Brady Bunch.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#849995 Jan 29, 2013
Which Way Do We Go?“Obama Recession” or Full Employment?
Chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve shows the deficit as a percentage of GDP (red line) vs. the unemployment rate (blue line); for 60 years the pattern has held. When unemployment drops, the deficit as a percentage of GDP drops. When unemployment rises, the deficit rises.
Jobs. Job creation is the one solution that has not been tried by government. Jobs are the solution to so many economic problems. The deficit, which the bi-partisans in Washington are fixated on, is directly related to job creation and the only path to reducing the deficit is moving toward full employment. Full employment solves so many other problems: poverty and hunger, eviction and foreclosure, personal debt, retirement savings – all are ameliorated by full employment.

But, when was the last time you heard any elected official utter the phrase “full employment”?


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hominy cricket

Orlando, FL

#849996 Jan 29, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>There are no incomplete sentences in what I wrote, Knock-knock Archie, but one who can't even spell "looky" or "lookit" correctly should probably not throw (kidney) stones in the home for brainless baggers.
Y'all think yer so smart with your big-talkin', big city ways. Well let me tell you missy, when God comes back fer the big event you bes' hide in the closet with your red-eyed demon lover-man cause Jesus is not gonna leave you a plug nickel!
The DEBIL

Orlando, FL

#849998 Jan 29, 2013
I can't actually say I disagree with any of that... in fact it sounds like a pretty good plan.
RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#849999 Jan 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Here I thought all you right whining POSs were all for defending oneself.
Some pervert pretend cop follows, in his truck, a kid, who had all rights to be where he was, then gets out to pursue him and the kid is supposed to do nothing but stand there to get attacked or mugged or whatever.
Ummmm Travon was the one attacking and mugging thats why he's Tragone.
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Bronx, NY

#850000 Jan 29, 2013
Who’s in Charge? OBAMA THE 1%er

What is the eventual outcome of putting a society’s basic human needs last? Poor mental and physical health, poor educational opportunities, a poorly trained workforce, underemployment, drug use (both illicit and prescription), hopelessness, suicidality, homicidality, addictive behaviors (including gambling), domestic abuse, street gangs, prostitution, ignorance, malnutrition, desperation, poverty and, inevitably, anger at and a desire to retaliate against a system of government and corporate control that neglects its people and then shows no signs of remorse for having done so.

It shouldn’t surprise us that the Occupy Wall Street emerged and then was put down by the powers-that-be.

Are average Americans going to continue to be perpetually sickened and impoverished while blindly cheering our unaffordable #1 Military Superpower status? Are we going to continue to waste scarce resources on bankrupting wars and military occupations worldwide while refusing to make investments at home that would ensure a sustainable economy, a healthy planet and citizens whose physical and mental-health needs are met?

Are the weapons-makers, the gun-runners, the Pentagon, the FBI and the CIA (and the dozens of other intelligence agencies) really just expensive make-work jobs programs that protect the global investments of the obscenely-wealthy war-profiteering, multinational corporations that further impoverish the rest of society? Knowing that the “black box” budgets of the dozens of American intelligence agencies now approximate $1 trillion a year makes one wonder if our nation has a military or if our military has a nation.

Are we going to continue ignoring the fact that wasteful war-industry jobs cost twice as much to generate and fund as jobs in health care, education, infrastructure repair or green technology? Are we going to continue to allow excessive military spending at the expense of the disappearing middle-class and an expanding lower class?

Are we going to continue fearing the wrath of the 800-pound gorillas of the One Percent that intimidate and threaten us into silence and inaction? Or are we going to courageously organize and band together to refuse to cooperate with the One Percenters?

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#850001 Jan 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Here I thought all you right whining POSs were all for defending oneself.
Some pervert pretend cop follows, in his truck, a kid, who had all rights to be where he was, then gets out to pursue him and the kid is supposed to do nothing but stand there to get attacked or mugged or whatever.
You have your facts wrong.
Zimmerman was almost back to his car when Hoodieman caught up with him and:
Punched him in the nose;
Knocked him to the ground;
Began slamming his head against a concrete sidewalk; and
Got blown to hell.

Before starting the fight that led to him getting a hole blown through his drug-using drop-out gang-banger wannabe worthless ass, he had time to call his girlfriend and tell her he was going to catch Zimmerman and start a fight with him.

Note to drug-using drop-out gang-banger wannabes: Don't bash a smaller person's head against a concrete sidewalk while they are on their back on the ground. They are possibly armed and you are likely to get a hole blown through your worthless ass.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#850002 Jan 29, 2013
Without a change, America is destined to become a despised pariah state – a national version of that heavily armed dead man in Cleveland – as the U.S. sinks further and further into moral and spiritual depravity.

We Americans have to stop deluding ourselves into thinking that we can spend borrowed money on both guns and butter. America cannot continue to go the route of empty refrigerators and lethal weapons everywhere.
NotSurprizednucu lurOption

Pompano Beach, FL

#850003 Jan 29, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
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QUOTE who="Nostrilis Waxman"
I'm a mut. Sweedish, Scot, English, Irish, Dutch, French - great grandparents moved to the U.S.
QUOTE who="Waxman":
Did you graduate from an Ivy League in 3.5 years with a double major with a level of distinction far above others? I doubt it! Did you turn down a White House internship or was that not even on your radar?
http://www.topix.com/forum/source/lebanon-dai ...
Can you spell Mutt and Swedish for us, oh highly educated Ivy League scholar?
LOL!
Can you spell Not Surprized You Voted for the Incompetent Obama after being rejected by Waxman for years? LOL

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#850004 Jan 29, 2013
The American political system continues to ignore President Eisenhower’s dour warning about the Military-Industrial Complex and embrace President Reagan’s happy “We’re No. 1” illusions. The long-term consequences of this choice have been devastating to most U.S. citizens and to the world.

Years ago I read a newspaper story about an elderly man who lived in an impoverished area of Cleveland, Ohio. The man was a friendless loner who seemed to have no caring family members. Neighbors had noticed his mail piling up on his porch, and, with no responses to knocks on the door, they called the police who broke into the man’s house.Our paranoid, militarized and heavily armed nation will probably ignore the lessons that should be obvious from that story. The arms race that financially bankrupted the Soviet Union and morally (and nearly financially) bankrupted the United States during the Cold War, was run at the expense of the sick, hungry, under-employed, homeless and desperate people everywhere, including many who were living, unnoticed, in our own neighborhoods and in our local ghettos on the other side of the tracks.

Mutual fear of the “other” caused the two Superpowers and their allies to spend obscene amounts of money on inedible and unnecessary weapons systems. The training of tens of millions of “kill or be killed” warriors who were both spiritually and emotionally deprived and deformed (often for the rest of their lives) inevitably weakened the moral integrity of the nation as well, all in the name of “national security.”

Contrary to what patriots who believe in American exceptionalism (and expect the rest of us to believe as well), America hasn’t been able to afford both guns and butter without borrowing money in order to keep that delusion going.

What they found is an allegory for our time, especially after another, peculiarly American school shooting, the latest one involving non-hunting weapons and the gunning down of 26 defenseless little children and staff members at an elementary school.

The withered old man was found dead in his bed, surrounded by rifles, pistols and guns of every description. Boxes of bullets and cartridges were stacked on the floor. He had a knife in his cold, dead hand and an actual harpoon was leaning against his refrigerator, which was empty. In a nation of plenty and with grocery stores in the man’s neighborhood, the well-armed man had starved to death.

He had fiercely exercised his precious Second Amendment rights but had ignored his neighbors, family and his health. He had apparently heard the National Rifle Association’s sermons about defending one’s property against intruders – by lethal means if necessary – but he had chosen to remove himself from civil society and starved to death, all alone in his well-defended room.

The man had wasted away, in a paranoid state, while “defending” himself against imaginary “others” who never did come to rob him. He had spent all of his money, including his Social Security and pension checks, on guns and ammunition, but he had spent nothing on food or life-sustaining activities. He was obsessed by the fear of burglars and thieves, and it had cost him his life.

And, what was perhaps a more tragic reality, he had been suspicious of his neighbors, all of whom were potential friends, although manywere probably keeping their distance from the crazy old man with the guns.

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