Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1395440 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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Dorothy

United States

#881475 Mar 28, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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You ate Toto? lol
Oh geez I hope not lol
carol

Orlando, FL

#881477 Mar 28, 2013
I think I know how Hamlet felt hanging around with the less than perfect memory of the long dead and the prescience to realize he would soon be among them. Your time is o'er, future prospects well drawn. The world will not long remember your innovative thinking and selfless dedication to... well, yourself, really.. tis clearly nobler to suffer the scorn of your fellows for the warmth which comes from climbing up the pyramid of broken bodkins towards the summit. That place where you alone are heralded for all you've accomplished by your own sweat and toil and sacrifice, and where the very corpses you've tread upwards on turn up their eyes to you and yell as one, "We who have succumbed that you might rise to the top of the heap, salute you." O' great industrialist, maker of pizzas and importer of cheap chinee crap, show us the light!
Albuquerque Slim

Cookeville, TN

#881478 Mar 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
As attorney Paul Clement took to the Supreme Court to defend the Defense of Marriage Act on behalf of House Republicans, the lawmakers who hired him to do so stood silently by. It was the right thing to do, many Republican strategists say, to avoid distracting from the GOP’s core economic message.
But some members of the House Republican Conference thought their leaders should have done more to publicly stand behind an effort that is important to social conservatives.
“The silence was absolutely deafening and very disappointing to the millions of value voters that are in the party,” Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., told National Journal Daily.
http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/house...
IF SCOTUS allows you to marry your boyfriend without restrictions, what will you bitch about next?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#881479 Mar 28, 2013
Tax Cuts, War Costs Do Lasting Harm to Budget Outlook

Some commentators blame major legislation adopted since 2008 — the stimulus bill and other recovery measures and the financial rescues — for today’s record deficits. Yet those costs pale next to other policies enacted since 2001 that have swollen the deficit and that have lasting effects.

Just two policies dating from the Bush Administration — tax cuts and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — accounted for over $500 billion of the deficit in 2009 and will account for nearly $6 trillion in deficits in 2009 through 2019 (including associated debt-service costs of $1.4 trillion). By 2019, we estimate that these two policies will account for almost half — over $8 trillion — of the $17 trillion in debt that will be owed under current policies. These impacts easily dwarf the stimulus and financial rescues, which will account for less than $2 trillion (just over 10 percent) of the debt at that time. Furthermore, unlike those temporary costs, these inherited policies do not fade away as the economy recovers.

Without the economic downturn and the fiscal policies of the previous Administration, the budget would be roughly in balance in this decade. Even if we regard the economic downturn as unavoidable, we would have entered it with a much smaller debt — allowing us to absorb the recession’s damage to the budget and the cost of economic recovery measures, while keeping debt comfortably below 50 percent of GDP, as Figure 2 suggests. That would have put the nation on a much sounder footing to address the demographic challenges and the cost pressures in health care that darken the long-run fiscal outlook.

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm...
Hamlet

Orlando, FL

#881480 Mar 28, 2013
I would know this,
Why when two men or women meet,
Must there always be a THIRD man hanging around
Waiting to chime in about what a nice car he's got, or,
how cool it is to be him
when everybody can see
he's posting anonymously to complete strangers in
an internet chatroom?

What is it about men who wouldst
meet thou in thine own privvy
simply to reveal that about himself
that he perceives to be
in some measure
Greater than what he perceives his neighbor
has?
Hamlet

Orlando, FL

#881481 Mar 28, 2013
thee
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#881482 Mar 28, 2013
Bet You Can’t Tell The Difference Between These Actual Anti-Interracial And Anti-Gay Marriage Quotes

http://www.mediaite.com/online/bet-you-cant-t...
Hamlet

Orlando, FL

#881484 Mar 28, 2013
I think it's time to drag out the big guns, don't you?
Albuquerque Slim

Cookeville, TN

#881485 Mar 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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The Obama tax program involves increasing by a whopping 4% the tax rate for those whose adjusted gross income is over $250,000
You neglect the Obamacare tax increases, which are larger than the income tax increases.
Hamlet

Orlando, FL

#881486 Mar 28, 2013
To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The Heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to?'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes Calamity of so long life:
For who would bear the Whips and Scorns of time,
The Oppressor's wrong, the proud man's Contumely,
The pangs of despised Love, the Law’s delay,
The insolence of Office, and the Spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his Quietus make
With a bare Bodkin? Who would Fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered Country, from whose bourn
No Traveller returns, Puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have,
Than fly to others that we know not of.
Thus Conscience does make Cowards of us all,
And thus the Native hue of Resolution
Is sicklied o'er, with the pale cast of Thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment,
With this regard their Currents turn awry,
And lose the name of Action. Soft you now,
The fair Ophelia? Nymph, in thy Orisons
Be all my sins remembered.

Oh, they will be. You can bank on that...
Albuquerque Slim

Cookeville, TN

#881487 Mar 28, 2013
carol wrote:
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He's right. Most people just know it's wrong. On both sides of the fence. Even in France.
The only argument necessary is that it will open up a Pandora's Box once marriage is redefined. It won't be long before polygamists will be demanding their right to marry multiple partners.
And who would we be to say no to them after saying yes to gay couples? Wouldn't polygamists have the right to the kind of lifestyle they choose too?
Or incestuous relationships, say, between cousins or other distant or even close relatives?
There are some things you just don't mess around with.
Plural marriage is far more logical than homosexual marriage. The next step beyond homosexual marriage is legalization of pedophilia, the real objective of homosexual activists.
Albuquerque Slim

Cookeville, TN

#881488 Mar 28, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm afraid Carol lives in this fantasy world that is stuck in the 1950's a bit like that movie pleasantville. The harsh realities of life such as an expanding world population, the influence that has on the climate, gun control, financial rules and regs, plus a 1000 other political realities that cannot fit into her simplistic storybook outline of the world. She should ask how the people in Cyprus feel about losing 40% of their lifetime savings because some bankers got greedy. I'd say that self regulation worked real well, straight from the Wall st model from hell that did exactly the same thing.
The only reason that people in Cyprus lost money is because their government stole the money.
Hamlet

Orlando, FL

#881489 Mar 28, 2013
To sleep, carol, perchance to dream... dreaming not yet again of a big cliff to fall over, but of... an easy death. Death will be hard for the guy with the new car I suspect... all that wonderful, buttery-soft Corinthian leather... shit!
Hamlet

Orlando, FL

#881490 Mar 28, 2013
It is kind of funny that nobody cared what you had to say when you were alive but now that you're leaving you're supposed to come up with something profound as a closer.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#881491 Mar 28, 2013
Albuquerque Slim wrote:
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IF SCOTUS allows you to marry your boyfriend without restrictions, what will you bitch about next?
i'm all in with Billo.

bible thumpers. need to fix that. damn special interest groups with their tax breaks. do you have any idea how much revenue we could be getting from political hacks who pose as leaders of the Bible Thumpers cult? it's crime that they get away with not paying taxes. damn 47%ers.
Hamlet

Orlando, FL

#881492 Mar 28, 2013
Albuquerque Slim wrote:
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Plural marriage is far more logical than homosexual marriage. The next step beyond homosexual marriage is legalization of pedophilia, the real objective of homosexual activists.
So, um, Albee, how far back did you have go to find something idiotic about gay marriage or benghazi to reply to?
Albuquerque Slim

Cookeville, TN

#881493 Mar 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Two big mouth blowhards, uggghh. Limbaugh is gay, that's why he is balking.
Why do you hate homosexuals?

Is it because of the homosexual tendency towards pedophilia, or just for the hell of it?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#881494 Mar 28, 2013
Albuquerque Slim wrote:
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Plural marriage is far more logical than homosexual marriage. The next step beyond homosexual marriage is legalization of pedophilia, the real objective of homosexual activists.
ROTFLMAO

hey Rush. what's up?

do any of you 'people' ever have an original thought?

though 'thought' is probably an overstatement.
Hamlet

Orlando, FL

#881495 Mar 28, 2013
Albuquerque Slim wrote:
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The only reason that people in Cyprus lost money is because their government stole the money.
You gotta learn to type in complete sentences. To wit: The only reason that people in Cyprus lost money is because their government stole the money that they had already stolen.
Albuquerque Slim

Cookeville, TN

#881496 Mar 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
A 22-year-old Commerce City, Colo. woman has been arrested and charged with providing a gun to the suspect in the killing of Colorado's Department of Corrections chief Tom Clements, The Denver Post reported late Wednesday.
The woman, Stevie Marie Vigil, is accused of buying a gun from a licensed firearms dealer earlier this month and then giving the gun to Evan Ebel, who is suspected of killing Clements, and who died after a high speed chase and shoot-out with law enforcement officers in Texas last week. Ebel, whose criminal record included convictions on robbery, menacing, and weapons charges, would have been barred from buying the gun legally himself.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/w...
So, background checks are worth dogshit to committed crimnals.

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