Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1274796 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

#918087 Jun 3, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
When it comes to making higher education more affordable, Washington has a go-to answer: "Sorry, we can't afford it." But when the Wall Street banks that crashed our economy ask for a favor, it seems like there's no limit to Washington's generosity.
Case in point: While federal student loan rates are set to hit 6.8% on July 1st, banks can still borrow money from the government for a mere 0.75% interest.
We treat our corporations better than our children. That's not what parents do. Plain and simple.
Elizabeth Warren and DFA are working to fix that double-standard. If a student wants a little help paying for their education, they should get the same deal as Wall Street's biggest banks. Senator Reid has scheduled a hearing on Elizabeth Warren's new Student Loan Bill this week. Write your Congressmen and urge them to stand with Elizabeth Warren. For the first time in history, Americans owe more in student debt than credit card bills. For a new graduate, that burden means sacrificing dreams -- buying a home, opening a business, starting a family. It often means struggling simply to make ends meet.
This is our next crisis. If we don't act now, we cripple our kids' futures, and set our entire economy up to fail again. "If you're one of the 37 million Americans with student loan debt, you're in for a real treat come July 1. That's when interest rates on federal student loans are set to rise to 6.8 percentódouble the current rate of 3.4 percent. That deadline has lawmakers scrambling for a fix. There are a bunch of proposals out there, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's call for students to be allowed to pay the low, low rate that big banks pay for short-term borrowing; a plan President Barack Obama laid out in his budget in April; and the GOP plan that just passed the Houseóa plan Obama hates." Student Loan Debt Is a Beast. Here Are Elizabeth Warren's, President Obama's, and the GOP's Plans to Fix It.
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013
If a smart young kid could borrow money at 0.75%, better to invest in a dividend-paying stock or in real estate instead of a worthless degree from a community college or a diploma mill like Florida Atlantic.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918089 Jun 3, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> STFU! Ask your boy dim light about necessary violence. He said it, I live it! As for John Galt asking whether or not there's a plot on Zimmerman & his Pops, there's consequences for everything. Why y'all think they arrested & locked his ass up in the 1st place? Judging by the law, he should've never even been arrested. Y'all don'tunderstand, there's codes & rules to the street. Like I said, I hope they let his ass out so you can get an up close visual of street justice at it's finest. Galt don't come to Jersey because, he scared. He don't go to the hood because he ain't allowed. As for me looking like Urkel, no matter what I look like, you would talk that shit you talk to your computer screen, trust me. Necessary violence, no church in the wild, my squad's hard & far from puritan, robbing & killing men like I'm proud to be American!
Unfortunately, "street justice" is the limit of your community's intellectual level, which is why your community is mired in a state of perpetual poverty from which you will never escape, even with King Obama.

Too bad, really.
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#918090 Jun 3, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
I spent the first 8 years of my life in the Urban Jungle before wising up and heading to the burbs. I had been robbed three times, attacked twice with a knife, shot at in my car and threatened daily for my skin color. A few more years there in the burbs and I reached the pinnacle of social wisdom and headed for the countryside.
Now I can watch you on TV. COPS, Bounce and the nightly news crime reports. A front row seat with none of the filth touching me.
The Miracles of technology!
Line I said," you're a coward! Predators feast on prey. Your no different than a gazelle. You're the platypus of the dinosaurs. Too weak to speak, even shaking when you type. Stay where your at, it's better for the both of us!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918091 Jun 3, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
The young man could have easily avoided the confrontation and the ensuing attack by continuing his walk home or staying out of sight, no question. But Zimmerman could have also complied with being told to stay put and letting the police handle it. They were there within minutes after Martin was shot.
It's up to the jurors to decide.
Cops are mostly useless except to scoop up the bodies after the fact.

Call 9-1-1 and kiss your ass goodbye.

If the cops do show up, they're just as likely to kill you as the bad guys.

“Often imitated”

Level 6

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#918092 Jun 3, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> I'm definitely hood but, I'm good on that north pole crap. Those aside the type of white folk I'm use to. I think it's best you stay where you are & I do the same. You ain't built for this life. I don't want no parts of that shitty existence you call a life. Were polar opposites. I'm black your you're white (like American cracker white)! You're a coward, I ain't afraid of none of y'all. You're racist, I'm not. I'm hood, you're country. I'm good!
Stupid bigot says what?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#918093 Jun 3, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Line I said," you're a coward! Predators feast on prey. Your no different than a gazelle. You're the platypus of the dinosaurs. Too weak to speak, even shaking when you type. Stay where your at, it's better for the both of us!
Urban living is a bad habit. Like banging your head in a doorway: it feels good each time you stop.

Hell is an interesting place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there.
Lincoln

United States

#918094 Jun 3, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
The young man could have easily avoided the confrontation and the ensuing attack by continuing his walk home or staying out of sight, no question. But Zimmerman could have also complied with being told to stay put and letting the police handle it. They were there within minutes after Martin was shot.
It's up to the jurors to decide.
Agree

Level 4

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#918095 Jun 3, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
"Ten True FACTS sure to short-circuit a Republican brain"
1. The United States is not a Christian nation, and the Bible is not the cornerstone of our law.
2. The Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Socialist.
3. The first president to propose national health insurance was a Republican.
4. Ronald Reagan once signed a bill legalizing abortion.
5. Reagan raised federal taxes eleven times.
6. Roe v. Wade was a bipartisan ruling made by a predominantly Republican-appointed Supreme Court.
7. The Federal Reserve System was a Republican invention.
8. The Environmental Protection Agency was also a Repubublican invention.
9. Obama has increased government spending less than any president in at least a generation.
10. President Obama was not only born in the United States, his roots run deeper in American history than most people know.
By way of his Dunham lineage, President Obama has at least 11 direct ancestors who took up arms and fought for American independence in the Revolutionary War and two others cited as patriots by the Daughters of the American Revolution for furnishing supplies to the colonial army. This star-spangled heritage makes Obama eligible to join the Sons of the American Revolution, and his daughters the Daughters of the American Revolution. Not bad for someone 56% of Republicans still believe is a foreigner.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/04/1127...
#2. The Pledge of Allegience, written by Francis Bellamy, a Christian socialist, viewed his Pledge as an 'inoculation' to protect immigrants and native-born - but insufficiently patriotic Americans - from the 'virus' of radicalism and subversion.

Bellamy did believe in social equality strictly from a Christian viewpoint but also believed there were other races which we could not assimilate without lowering our racial standard.

In other words, a Christian socialist with unrealistic but rather noble intentions who sounded like a racist. An enigma.

So I'd say your source was partially correct but completely out of context.
Lincoln

United States

#918096 Jun 3, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
The surge did work, nuthead. Back in 2007. Obama admitted the surge worked in an interview with O'Reilly in 2008.
Obama continued the war in Afghanistan and extended it to Pakistan.
You can go back to the Land of Nod now.
Don't think so.
We are not at war in Pakistan.
Whole invasion of Iraq was a mistake

Level 4

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#918097 Jun 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Cops are mostly useless except to scoop up the bodies after the fact.
Call 9-1-1 and kiss your ass goodbye.
If the cops do show up, they're just as likely to kill you as the bad guys.
There are bad apples in all otherwise respectable professions.

But I do agree too many policeman seem too eager to jump the gun, so to speak, and many are under too much pressure to do so.
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United States

#918098 Jun 3, 2013
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Lincoln

United States

#918099 Jun 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Cops are mostly useless except to scoop up the bodies after the fact.
Call 9-1-1 and kiss your ass goodbye.
If the cops do show up, they're just as likely to kill you as the bad guys.
Next time call a Hippie
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918100 Jun 3, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't think so.
We are not at war in Pakistan.
Whole invasion of Iraq was a mistake
Patrick would just sit on his ass and wait for the next terrorist attack.

Just like Obama is doing.
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#918101 Jun 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Unfortunately, "street justice" is the limit of your community's intellectual level, which is why your community is mired in a state of perpetual poverty from which you will never escape, even with King Obama.
Too bad, really.
Hey dumass, I've already escaped it as fat as demographic it's concerned. I live in a 3 br rancher in the burbs but, the white people I live around are nothing like y'all. 1st if all, you have it twisted. Nobody runs from the good because they're scared, only y'all! You dudes are cowards! All you can do it's point the finger from outside with no input or concept of what really goes on in the hood. Cowards! Just know my family & are all good. Don't want for nothing, don't need for anything!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#918102 Jun 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Cops are mostly useless except to scoop up the bodies after the fact.
Call 9-1-1 and kiss your ass goodbye.
If the cops do show up, they're just as likely to kill you as the bad guys.
Over a considerable lifespan, I've accumulated enough experience to know that cops are dangerous, stupid and necessary. That's Life!

I've been harassed, interrupted, berated and flummoxed by cops and cop mentality.

One time, I was away from home and my girlfriend heard a knock at the door. She pulled the window curtains back to see who was standing on the porch at the door. It is a hot August night at 3AM and there stands a guy wearing a leather jacket, leather gloves, a chuck and is carrying a brown paper bag. He initially doesn't notice her peeking through the curtain. He suddenly waves at someone across the street in the darkness between buildings.

She taps the window and asks through the glass what he wants. He feigns a hearing loss and asks her to open the door so he can hear her better. She says "Hold on!" and quickly call the police. She explains what she encounters and that the guy won't leave her porch. The desk sergeant says "Well, what do you want me to do miss? I can't arrest him for standing on your porch". She insists further that it's 3AM, she's alone and this strange character will not take no for an answer. He keeps pounding on the door. Still, the cop says he can't send a squad car over. She slams the phone down, picks up her gun, cocks it, takes off the safety and quickly yanks the curtain wide open. Pointing the gun at his face through the glass, she screams "Get off my f*ckin' porch or I'll blow yer f*ckin' head off."

He raises his gloved hands and quickly jumps off the porch and begins running. As he does, he is waving away someone across the street.

Cops are useless. The 2nd Amendment fills in for them.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918103 Jun 3, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
There are bad apples in all otherwise respectable professions.
But I do agree too many policeman seem too eager to jump the gun, so to speak, and many are under too much pressure to do so.
Call the cops and this is what you get.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/mhai...
Leggy Mountbatten

Loveland, CO

#918104 Jun 3, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>We'll need that 'proliferate spending' on helping those people getting very sick from the Exxon Mayflower, Arkansas oil tarsands spill.'Mayflower Oil Spill: Exxon Doesn't Want You to Know People Are Getting Very, Very Sick ' "The oil spill in Mayflower, Arkansas has left residents outside the evacuation zone complaining of illness. Exxon says the air is safe, but new documentation shows they lied and attempted to cover up the extent of the oil spill. We should trust residents who are suffering from spill-induced illness, not Exxon." http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bc...
Neither of us live in Arkansas.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#918105 Jun 3, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
#2. The Pledge of Allegience, written by Francis Bellamy, a Christian socialist, viewed his Pledge as an 'inoculation' to protect immigrants and native-born - but insufficiently patriotic Americans - from the 'virus' of radicalism and subversion.
Bellamy did believe in social equality strictly from a Christian viewpoint but also believed there were other races which we could not assimilate without lowering our racial standard.
In other words, a Christian socialist with unrealistic but rather noble intentions who sounded like a racist. An enigma.
So I'd say your source was partially correct but completely out of context.
The Road To Hell is paved with good intentions. Stay off the road.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#918106 Jun 3, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Hey dumass, I've already escaped it as fat as demographic it's concerned. I live in a 3 br rancher in the burbs but, the white people I live around are nothing like y'all. 1st if all, you have it twisted. Nobody runs from the good because they're scared, only y'all! You dudes are cowards! All you can do it's point the finger from outside with no input or concept of what really goes on in the hood. Cowards! Just know my family & are all good. Don't want for nothing, don't need for anything!
One can take the boy out of the ghetto, but at least in your case one clearly cannot take the ghetto out of the boy.

Hope your white neighbors are armed for their own protection.
Leggy Mountbatten

Loveland, CO

#918107 Jun 3, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>OMG, Harmy, you're even a dumber tool than usual...we get it: you're a compete and flaming racist...must be that inferiority complex you rightfully have consuming you.
go fellate Traygone's corpse.

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