Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233717 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

#957162 Jul 30, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Detroit remains one of the richest cities in America as the greater Detroit metropolitan neighborhood of Bloomfield Hills has an average median income of $900,000 --so, under Obama some of Detroiters have made out very well indeed.
Why do you keep repeating irrelevant bullshit about another city?

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#957165 Jul 30, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> The question is why the wealthiest Americans keep getting richer despite their cries that higher taxes are making them poorer. Why are the rich lying?
Hard work and intelligence always triumphs over sloth and loud demands.

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#957168 Jul 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Rs used to be the liberal party.
Ds used to be the conservative party.
now quit acting like a FOXbot and prove me wrong.
but if you want i can once again post MLK talking about the radical right if that would put things into perspective.
It wouldn't help or make any difference to prove you wrong. You're much too confused to accept the truth.

MLK's fight was against southern Democrat oppression in the south.

How old are you anyway?

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#957172 Jul 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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MLK: Another indication that progress is being made was found in the recent presidential election in the United States. The American people revealed great maturity by overwhelmingly rejecting a presidential candidate who had become identified with extremism, racism, and retrogression. The voters of our nation rendered a telling blow to the radical right. They defeated those elements in our society which seek to pit white against Negro and lead the nation down a dangerous Fascist path.
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/...
(why does that never get old.)
so what black person would want to vote for the party of "extremism, racism, and retrogression"?
From your source, excerpt from MLK's Nobel Prize acceptance speech:

"I accept the Nobel Prize for Peace at a moment when 22 million Negroes of the United States of America are engaged in a creative battle to end the long night of racial injustice...I am mindful that only yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama, our children, crying out for brotherhood, were answered with fire hoses, snarling dogs and even death. I am mindful that only yesterday in Philadelphia, Mississippi, young people seeking to secure the right to vote were brutalized and murdered. And only yesterday more than 40 houses of worship in the State of Mississippi alone were bombed or burned because they offered a sanctuary to those who would not accept segregation. I am mindful that debilitating and grinding poverty afflicts my people and chains them to the lowest rung of the economic ladder."

He wasn't talking about Republicans in Alabama and Mississippi.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#957173 Jul 30, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>The Obama stimulus 'tax relief' was a middle class(where 40% of African-Americans finally arrived before Reagan was elected) tax cut that Ronald Reagan and George W Bush promised ,but never delivered.
There were no tax rate reductions in Porkulus.

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Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#957175 Jul 30, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I see what you mean:
White alone - 3,334 (86.2%)
Asian alone - 260 (6.7%)
Black alone - 155 (4.0%)
Two or more races - 57 (1.5%)
Hispanic - 59 (1.5%)
American Indian alone - 3 (0.08%)
Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)
And look at the marriage rate--another fact that democrats hate and the graduation rate, another fact democrats hate. Are there any democrats living there? OK there are three--three democrat sex offenders.
For population 25 years and over in Bloomfield Hills:
High school or higher: 95.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 66.7%
Graduate or professional degree: 36.2%
Unemployed: 2.3%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Bloomfield Hills city:
Never married: 19.8%
Now married: 69.2%
Separated: 0.6%
Widowed: 6.4%
Divorced: 4.0%
Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Bloomfield-Hill...
Absolutely. These categories:

Black alone - 155 (4.0%)
Two or more races - 57 (1.5%)
Hispanic - 59 (1.5%)

.......are comprised of the educated creme de la creme that worked really hard and/or got an education, and made it out of the hood.

I doubt any of them visit inner city Detroit......:-)

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Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#957176 Jul 30, 2013
Tits Magee wrote:
Castrated and covered in coal oil... do we know some other south?
I'm sorry you decrepit, hermaphroditic retard; but if you're going to whackoff here again all night, we insist you wear a full body cond-um for the safety of the other posters.

Oh; and a muzzle too.......

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Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#957177 Jul 30, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Anyone living in Bloomfield Hills would throttle you for lumping them in with the Urban Reservation south of them. Shame on you.
I think its called a "Bloomfield beatdown"...

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Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#957179 Jul 30, 2013
Tits Magee wrote:
In a few more years the WW2 generation will be dead, thankfully. Then we can begin anew to define America.
"We"? You'll be LONG dead, you fruitfly....

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#957180 Jul 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>It's true___you're full of shit.
If you would simply think your way through the whys, you wouldn't post so must nonsense.
Given that Warren Buffett owns several life insurance companies, maybe he does have policies on himself.

For anybody else, a sucker play.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#957181 Jul 30, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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This racist pig should not be allowed anywhere near Washington in the first place.
Wiki - Sheila Jackson Lee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheila_Jackson_L...
"It was reported that in October 2010 Jackson Lee was “asking the Department of Justice to investigate whether tea party groups are intimidating black and Hispanic voters in her district.” She requested that Attorney General Eric Holder send poll monitors to make sure that a local group wasn't stopping people from voting.
Speaking in July 2010 at the NAACP national convention, Jackson Lee compared the Tea Party to the KKK.
Jackson Lee said in January 2011 that repealing the health care law would be in violation of the Constitution. She argued that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional under the Commerce Clause, and that repealing it would violate both the Fifth and the Fourteenth Amendments.
At a Homeland Security Committee hearing on radical Muslims in the US, held in March 2011, Jackson Lee said that Peter King's hearings were helping al-Qaeda and “going the same route as Arizona.” She complained that the hearings were scaring Muslim Americans and called them “an outrage.”
Jackson Lee has urged better relations between the U.S. and Venezuela, which she describes as a friendly nation. She said the U.S. should reconsider its ban on selling F-16 fighter jets and spare parts to that country. The U.S. State Department bans such sales due to "lack of support" for counter-terrorist operations and Venezuela's relations with Iran and Cuba"
Galt disagrees.

Sheila Jackson-Lee would be the perfect DHS Secretary for Obama.

Another useless person in a useless job.

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#957182 Jul 30, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> It was Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H W Bush and George W Bush push for racially segregated , oppressive policies towards African-Africans --keep them confined to urban ghettos, cut off funding to city and state programs that help the poor, push them into drugs and dependency, keep them poor, desperate ,and locked up in jails by attaching to minor drug offenses heavy prison sentence penalties.
Oh, my heavens!

Calgon! Take me away!

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#957183 Jul 30, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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University of Central Florida is located in your town and offers course for free to those over 60...so when you hit sixty in 15 years you may take advantage
Great high school for those who need a GED for advancement.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#957184 Jul 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
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They carry billions in term life, just not on themselves
"“Berkshire purchases life insurance policies from individuals and corporations who would otherwise surrender them for cash. As the new holder of the policies, we pay any premiums that become due and ultimately – when the original holder dies – collect the face value of the policies. The original policyholder is usually in good health when we purchase the policy. Still, the price we pay for it is always well above its cash surrender value.”
— Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway 2004 Annual Report"
Dumbass dave is an idiot.
Vultures, waiting for people to die.

Whole life policies are the worst "investment" possible.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#957186 Jul 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
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If he does, it's simply to avoid taxes.
"Wealthy people take out life insurance in order to reduce estate taxes because when you die, your life insurance payout doesn't count as part of your estate."
The reason why Buffett opposed elimination of the estate tax...so he could sell more insurance policies.

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#957187 Jul 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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But that doesn't mean King made public his political preferences. In his book, Garrow writes that during the 1960 race between Kennedy and Republican Richard Nixon, King declined to endorse either nominee — even after Kennedy associates interceded with officials in Georgia to help secure King's release from jail on a probation violation. The closest King came to that was a few days before the election when he released a statement that said: "I want to make it palpably clear that I am deeply grateful to Senator Kennedy for the genuine concern he expressed....(He) exhibited moral courage of a high order."
King's father, however, was so grateful to Kennedy that he announced he was shifting his traditionally Republican presidential preference to vote for Kennedy, according to Garrow's book.
King was more vocal about the candidates in the 1964 presidential election, when Johnson faced GOP nominee Barry Goldwater, who as an Arizona senator had voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Garrow told us that King "certainly did all but explicitly endorse LBJ in '64 and strongly criticize the Goldwater candidacy." Garrow writes in Bearing the Cross that King urged his supporters to vote against Goldwater and all GOP candidates who did not disassociate from him.
According to the King Online Encyclopedia, from Stanford University's Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute, King campaigned for Johnson and welcomed his win.
http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/20...
you're not going to be able to fill the hole you dug.
This was probably before MLK knew Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy authorized the FBI to wiretap his telephones because one of King's closest advisers was a top-level member of the American Communist Party and he had repeatedly misled officials about his close ties with the man.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#957188 Jul 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Bill Gate's has a ton of "whole life" LMAO, you can google this stuff__you and Galt are like dumb and dumber.
Speaking of Dumb & Dumber, the sequel is due out soon.
as a tax dodge...

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#957190 Jul 30, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Some liberals think malpractice insurance for physicians doesn't play a major role in the costs of health care.
Depending on the state, OB/GYNs can pay more than $55,000 per year. General surgeons between $22,000 and $34,000 per year.
Juries are easily swayed to award those who file malpractice lawsuits because it's a big company and not hurting anybody.
But if the insurance company has a million customers and jurors give $300,000,000 awards, then everybody's rate goes up by $300 to pay for it.
The health care system is broken but Obamacare is anything but the solution.
Inside joke: lawyers around S.E. Michigan always try getting a jury seated inside of Wayne County(Detroit). Blacks(democrats) sitting on a jury always want to hurt the deep pockets of corporations and professionals. They may not have any sort of education and they might all be Trayvons but that's where the outrageous awards come from!

A jury in the suburbs is a thinking jury and can't always be counted on to kick out the bucks to just anybody crying crocodile tears.

The system is gamed this way and many others, too....

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#957191 Jul 30, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Detroit remains one of the richest cities in America as the greater Detroit metropolitan neighborhood of Bloomfield Hills has an average median income of $900,000 --so, under Obama some of Detroiters have made out very well indeed.
So, Detroit should just tax all those rich folks in Bloomfield Hills?

Right after NYC taxes those rich folks in Boca.

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#957192 Jul 30, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Did anyone see this horrible story about the New Jersey chimpanzee being convicted of torturing her own dog? She should be vivisected in the name of humanity (the chimp, not the dog)....:-)
NJ woman pleads guilty in animal cruelty case involving dog found in trash chute
Published July 30, 2013
Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J.– A New Jersey woman pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges Tuesday in a case that sparked international headlines after an emaciated dog was found, starved and near-death, wrapped in a plastic bag and thrown down a building's garbage chute.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office said Kisha Curtis pleaded guilty to fourth-degree animal cruelty. She also gave up custody of the dog. Curtis was set to go to trial on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old Irvington resident was accused of tying the pit-bull to the railing in her former Newark apartment building, then leaving the state for more than a week in 2011.
The dog — named Patrick by his rescuers when he was brought in around St. Patrick's Day — was found near death in a plastic bag at the bottom of a trash chute. The dog survived and recovered. Thousands of fans followed Patrick's progress on his Facebook page. A custody fight over the dog erupted after his much-publicized plight resulted in thousands of letters and donations from around the world.
The dog has been living with a foster family after being cared for initially by the Associated Humane Societies and then Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, where he was nursed back to health.
State Superior Court Judge Joseph Cassini III will decide who will have permanent custody of Patrick. Cassini plans to issue his order at Curtis' Aug. 29 sentencing, according to the prosecutor's office.
The charge Curtis pleaded to carries up to 18 months in prison, but she may not serve time as a first offender.
Curtis was not accused of placing the dog in the trash chute, but prosecutors said she was responsible for abandoning and starving the dog, resulting in his "torment and torture."
She was previously denied entry into a pre-trial program that could have kept her record clean.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/30/nj-woman...
I say detain them, starve them a few days at a time until they get what they put the poor dog through and then make them work in a zoo feeding the lions and cleaning the boa constrictors' lairs.

People like that have no heart or soul.

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