Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1275303 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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carol

Orlando, FL

#873663 Mar 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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People are going to be able to get health insurance & have access to healthcare.
OMG We can't have that.
You really need to read this Associated Press article.

http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/13/17...

Things aren't always what they seem.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#873664 Mar 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Is your name "shovelhead", or is shovelhead a character that you play?
Well, I can't exactly claim to be 'at one' with the Harley, until I'm back to riding on a regular basis...which will be when she's ready for a good long road trip, and not before, apparently.

(long story)

So, touche'.

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“Is that all you've got?”

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#873665 Mar 13, 2013
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Stereotyping: the hobgoblin of little minds at work.
I'm a biker B.I.T.C.H.
Get it right.
I remember...a hatchet-faced, red-haired biker bytch from Tulsa.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873666 Mar 13, 2013
carol wrote:
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Apparently the new Pope is against abortion, contraception and gay marriage.
But he is just another sinner saved by grace.
For you to actually believe you and your party have a monopoly on compassion is presumptuous and self-righteous.
The formerly dead Jean from Queens is Jewish and is just taunting you whenever she mentions anything related to Christianity.

Same with lily.

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“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#873667 Mar 13, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
Why men should always let a woman speak first:
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup...
How women could repopulate the earth, if only one man lived through the Apocolypse...ahh...figure that one out for yourself.

Go ahead.
Think it through.
That's right - the chance of you being that man are about as good as those of an individual sperm becoming a person.

Now you know from what your base loathing of us stems.

Poor thing.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#873668 Mar 13, 2013
You can't help but wonder if the Obama 'faithfuls' and even some in the media aren't beginning to secretly have doubts about this president's double talk and eagerness to pass the buck.

I'm starting to sense that is a distinct possibility.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#873669 Mar 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The formerly dead Jean from Queens is Jewish and is just taunting you whenever she mentions anything related to Christianity.
Same with lily.
She sounds a little confused to me. Isn't the Pope a Christian too?

Is it his position of power that is so appealing to her?

We all want social justice. Just not dictated by those in high places who have their own version that infringe on the rights of others.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#873670 Mar 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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And it's not just a matter of violence. These people think that if they "need" something, they have the right to confiscate my property through the government to satisfy their needs.
Doesn't the current Wall Street policy provide for the same goal?

(Of course, if one is a day trader, rather than a day laborer, one could consider this to be 'insurance', and view it as desirable....)

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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Lapeer, MI

#873671 Mar 13, 2013
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>I suppose I should admire your tenacity in trying to best me, but I just can't seem to generate the 'giveacrap' to manage it. Especially in light of your abject failure.
Dust mites such as yourself are annoying, but not fatal. Such is life.
Praise the Divine.
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I expect neither admiration nor excited envy from the dull mind of a beast of burden. You simply are what you are: domesticated and enslaved for the good of mankind.

Now go pull a train or something.

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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#873672 Mar 13, 2013
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>Stereotyping: the hobgoblin of little minds at work.
I'm a biker B.I.T.C.H.
Get it right.
Has the E.P.A pulled you over yet?

There are Odor Ordinances, you know.

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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#873673 Mar 13, 2013
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>How women could repopulate the earth, if only one man lived through the Apocolypse...ahh...figure that one out for yourself.
Go ahead.
Think it through.
That's right - the chance of you being that man are about as good as those of an individual sperm becoming a person.
Now you know from what your base loathing of us stems.
Poor thing.
A simple humorous YouTube presentation draws out from you a gnarled, twisted armchair philosophical rant about ..... man-hating.

Poor thing. Your face has been punished so much....

"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward."

-- Victor Kiam

"The story of your life is in your face"

-- Tom T. Hall

A horror story at that.

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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#873674 Mar 14, 2013
carol wrote:
You can't help but wonder if the Obama 'faithfuls' and even some in the media aren't beginning to secretly have doubts about this president's double talk and eagerness to pass the buck.
I'm starting to sense that is a distinct possibility.
Whoever said "Keep it simple, Stupid" was speaking straight into the facial abyss of the Boy Messiah.

...and he wasn't listening.

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“searching myself”

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#873675 Mar 14, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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I expect neither admiration nor excited envy
Well, gee... that's a relief. You deserve neither, and I'm impressed that your self-awareness is at this level. How inspiring.
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>from the dull mind of a beast of burden.
Dull minds are no doubt your especial province. Experience, after all, is the best teacher. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day....a goal to which you can perhaps aspire.
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>You simply are what you are: domesticated and enslaved for the good of mankind.
As I've previously advised, keep on believin'. I like you best when you're malleable and compliant like this.
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>Now go pull a train or something.
Contrary to your perception, I'm not remotely like your last wife.

But neither was he.

;)

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“searching myself”

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#873676 Mar 14, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Has the E.P.A pulled you over yet?
There are Odor Ordinances, you know.
Never having been detained by the gendarmes, local, state, federal, or otherwise, I don't know, actually.

But I'd wager it's a great story.

One of these days, I might be bored enough to listen, but that time hasn't come yet.

Maybe I'll remember to let you know when it does.

Don't wait up.

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PDUPONT

Amherst, MA

#873677 Mar 14, 2013
carol wrote:
Finally, after four years, the Senate will propose a budget.
It won't come close to balancing the budget in 10 years and includes $1 trillion more in taxes, but at least they have a budget.
In an interview with George Stephanopoulos:
OBAMA: You know, my goal is not to chase a balanced budget just for the sake of balance. My goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work, and if we do that we're gonna be bringin' in more revenue. If we've controlled spending and we've got a smart entitlement package, then potentially what you have is balance.
Problem is, he's making it harder for people to go back to work because employers aren't hiring more people because of Obama's policies.
Basically, he's an enigma. Or an imposter. Take your pick.
HEY STUPID! What planet are you living on? We've had almost four years of steady private sector job growth under Obama. In February there was a gain of 236,000 private sector jobs. Of these healthcare accounted for an increase of 32,000 jobs. So much for Obamacare killing jobs.
www.examiner.com/.../february-2013-jobs-repor... ...
So Carol you're either a liar or an idiot. Take your pick.

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Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#873678 Mar 14, 2013
10 Stories of Job Loss as Consequences of Obamacare

As employers and businesses prepare for Obamacare’s sweeping changes and mandates to begin in 2014, many are already laying off some of their employees. An event at Heritage today will discuss the burdens of the law both for small businesses’ ability to hire and grow and individuals’ ability to find jobs. Here are 10 examples of job loss due in whole or part to Obamacare and its consequences:

Medical Device Tax

1,000 jobs lost:“Stryker Corporation Confirms Obamacare Layoffs.”
275 jobs lost:“Medical Device Tax Blamed for Welch Allyn Layoffs.”
100 jobs lost:“Latest Obamacare Casualty: 100 Workers at Smith and Nephew.”

The 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale of medical devices, one of the 18 tax hikes in Obamacare, is estimated to cost the industry over $29 billion between 2013 and 2022. Many employers in the industry are compensating for the tax hike by reducing their labor costs.

Medicare Payment Cuts

950 jobs lost:“Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Reengineers Cost Structure, Eliminate Positions.”
Up to 400 jobs lost:“Orlando Health to Cut Record Number of Jobs to Save Money.”
52 Jobs lost:“Delaware Hospice Lays Off 52 Workers amid Federal Changes.”
58 jobs lost:“Hospital Layoffs and the Affordable Hea[l]th Care Act.”

Obamacare reduces Medicare spending by $716 billion from 2013 to 2022, with a majority of the payment reductions hitting Medicare Part A providers, which includes hospitals, hospices, skilled nursing facilities, and nursing homes. As these providers are trying to do more with less federal reimbursement, they are laying off their employees to cut down costs.

If Obamacare’s rates remain law, the Medicare trustees predict,“the lower Medicare payment rates would result in negative total facility margins for an estimated 15 percent of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies by 2019, and this percentage would reach roughly 25 percent in 2030 and 40 percent by 2050.” The payment cuts are simply not sustainable.

Employer Mandate

At least 7,386 full-time jobs turned part-time:“State Grapples with Insurance Rules for Part-Time Workers.”
400 full-time jobs turned part-time:“Health Care Law Brings Double Dose of Trouble for CCAC Part-Time Profs.”
300 full-time jobs turned part-time:“Wendy’s Franchisee Slashes Employee Hours to Sidestep Obamacare.”

Obamacare’s employer mandate forces all employers with more than 50 full-time employees, defined as those who work at least 30 hours per week, to provide health insurance for employees or pay a $2,000 penalty for each employee after the first 30 workers. This creates an incentive for businesses to avoid both the penalty and cost of coverage by hiring part-time employees instead of full-time employees, since businesses will not be penalized for failing to provide health insurance to part-time employees. This affects a wide range of American workers, from restaurant employees and college adjunct professors to state government workers.

http://blog.heritage.org/2013/03/11/ten-stori...

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Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#873679 Mar 14, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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HEY STUPID! What planet are you living on? We've had almost four years of steady private sector job growth under Obama. In February there was a gain of 236,000 private sector jobs. Of these healthcare accounted for an increase of 32,000 jobs. So much for Obamacare killing jobs.
www.examiner.com/.../february-2013-jobs-repor... ...
So Carol you're either a liar or an idiot. Take your pick.
Your blind adoration is alarming and is only outdone by your ignorance

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PDUPONT

Amherst, MA

#873680 Mar 14, 2013
carol wrote:
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The causes were many and complex and both sides dropped the ball.
The entire economy single-handedly brought down by one man is preposterous and next to impossible without some help from your party as well and going back as far as the Clinton administration.
So when you stop blaming Bush, we won't need to argue about it anymore.
No Carol, it's not that complex, the GOP ethos of minimal regulation allowed unregulated mortgage lenders to make risky loans because they knew that the big banks would snap them up and turn them into equally unregulated mortgage backed securities. These were in turn bought by investors including pension funds and yes, Fannie and Freddie since ratings agencies like Standard and Poor's and Moody's rated them AAA at the behest of the banks peddling them.
Your blaming Fannie and Freddie for this is like blaming someone who buys a defective product when the available information suggested that it was the best thing since sliced bread.

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#873681 Mar 14, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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HEY STUPID! What planet are you living on? We've had almost four years of steady private sector job growth under Obama. In February there was a gain of 236,000 private sector jobs. Of these healthcare accounted for an increase of 32,000 jobs. So much for Obamacare killing jobs.
www.examiner.com/.../february-2013-jobs-repor... ...
So Carol you're either a liar or an idiot. Take your pick.
FACTS BEFUDDLE THEM...is it sad, really.

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Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#873682 Mar 14, 2013
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>FACTS BEFUDDLE THEM...is it sad, really.
Seems your just as stupid and indoctrinated as PDUPONT. Sad that this much ignorance is responsible for voting in our politicians. No wonder we are going to hell in a hand basket.

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