Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1581872 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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Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#964581 Aug 15, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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EVERYONE should be responsible enough to carry health insurance. Unfortunately too citizens are of the carefree, devil-may-care mentality which requires intervention. By gambling on your good health, you put all of us at risk of covering your emergency care at at later date. IMO, charging you $1,050 a year for your stupidity is justified.
The "number" for those of us who are responsible adults is the cost we pay for our insurance and with it, our peace of mind. What I would really like to see is people like you denied access at the emergency room door.
Did you know there are 30,000 pages of regulations to implement Obamacare?

Are you frikkin' kidding me?? This is what you think will solve the health care crisis in this country??
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#964582 Aug 15, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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LOL! You're the only one who jumped on this nonsense.
They were going apesh!t yesterday, Fox was up in arms that the president was golfing while stuff was going on in Egypt.

They all seem thrilled about the Obama-faced rodeo clown however.
WOW

New York, NY

#964583 Aug 15, 2013
THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY IS A FRAUD The Detroit Bail-In Template: Fleecing Pensioners to Save the Banks
The Detroit bankruptcy is looking suspiciously like the bail-in template originated by the G20’s Financial Stability Board in 2011, which exploded on the scene in Cyprus in 2013 and is now becoming the model globally. In Cyprus, the depositors were “bailed in”(stripped of a major portion of their deposits) to re-capitalize the banks. In Detroit, it is the municipal workers who are being bailed in, stripped of a major portion of their pensions to save the banks.

Bank of America Corp. and UBS AG have been given priority over other bankruptcy claimants, meaning chiefly the pensioners, for payments due on interest rate swaps they entered into with the city. Interest rate swaps – the exchange of interest rate payments between counterparties – are sold by Wall Street banks as a form of insurance, something municipal governments “should” do to protect their loans from an unanticipated increase in rates. Unlike ordinary insurance, however, swaps are actually just bets; and if the municipality loses the bet, it can owe the house, and owe big. The swap casino is almost entirely unregulated, and it is a rigged game that the house virtually always wins. Interest rate swaps are based on the LIBOR rate, which has now been proven to be manipulated by the rate-setting banks; and they were a major contributor to Detroit’s bankruptcy.

Derivative claims are considered “secured” because the players must post collateral to play. They get not just priority but “super-priority” in bankruptcy, meaning they go first before all others, a deal pushed through by Wall Street in the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005. Meanwhile, the municipal workers, whose pensions are theoretically protected under the Michigan Constitution, are classified as “unsecured” claimants who will get the scraps after the secured creditors put in their claims. The banking casino, it seems, trumps even the state constitution. The banks win and the workers lose once again.

Systemically Dangerous Institutions Are Moved to the Head of the Line

The argument for the super-priority of derivative claims is that nonpayment on these bets represents a “systemic risk” to the financial scheme. Derivative bets are cross-collateralized and are so inextricably entwined in a $600-plus trillion house of cards that the whole financial scheme could go down if the betting scheme were to collapse. Instead of banning or regulating this very risky casino, Congress has been persuaded by the masterminds of Wall Street that it needs to be preserved at all costs.

OBAMA IS A WALL STREET STOOGE

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#964584 Aug 15, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Lol
Has that become liberal code for "love Obama's lies"?

It sure does fit if so.
LCNlin

United States

#964586 Aug 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Can't say WND is exactly an unbiased source, so I did some research and the allegation is, if nothing else, suspicious.
Examiner, "We know that this administration is supplying weapons to the al-Nursa Front in Syria. We have heard the claim that the CIA was allegedly running guns in Benghazi. Evidence seems to also suggest the illegal weapons trafficking could have been the reason why four Americans were killed in Benghazi."
http://www.examiner.com/article/muslim-brothe...
However, apparently Senators McCain and Graham are also culpable according to this article - if any of it is true.
Considering the self-imposed censorship of the liberal media not to expose any wrongdoing on the part of this administration, we probably shouldn't hold our breath that this will even see the light of day even if it is true.
World Nut Daily -- The Birther's friend.
Name two Republican Senators who are birthers
LOL
WOW

New York, NY

#964587 Aug 15, 2013
THEY THINK USING RACE AND PARTY they will destroy AMERICANS OBAMA IS A FRAUD it is proven everyday he is no different than BUSH
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#964588 Aug 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Head of Mo. Rodeo Group Resigns, Cites Obama Clown
The president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association has resigned after getting flak about a State Fair event in which a rodeo clown riled up the crowd as a bull chased a masked man imitating President Barack Obama.
An attorney for rodeo announcer Mark Ficken said Tuesday that his resignation from the group is not an acknowledgment of wrongdoing on his part but rather a protest that the association has not banned the rodeo clown from its membership.
Ficken's resignation from the rodeo group comes as he tries to hold on to his job as superintendent of the Boonville School District. The school system announced Monday that it is hiring an investigator to look into whether Ficken was involved in any "inappropriate conduct" during Saturday's bull riding event at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.
Missouri's elected officials have denounced the rodeo clown act as disrespectful to Obama.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/head-mo-ro...
Since when are Americans forbidden to be "disrespectful" (to use a ghetto term) to public officials?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#964589 Aug 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Head of Mo. Rodeo Group Resigns, Cites Obama Clown
The president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association has resigned after getting flak about a State Fair event in which a rodeo clown riled up the crowd as a bull chased a masked man imitating President Barack Obama.
An attorney for rodeo announcer Mark Ficken said Tuesday that his resignation from the group is not an acknowledgment of wrongdoing on his part but rather a protest that the association has not banned the rodeo clown from its membership.
Ficken's resignation from the rodeo group comes as he tries to hold on to his job as superintendent of the Boonville School District. The school system announced Monday that it is hiring an investigator to look into whether Ficken was involved in any "inappropriate conduct" during Saturday's bull riding event at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.
Missouri's elected officials have denounced the rodeo clown act as disrespectful to Obama.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/head-mo-ro...
Good for him, hard to find decent people these days.

I'd say the rodeo clown is probably now the GOP front runner for their presidential candidate.

They already have the car, he seems like the perfect driver for it.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#964590 Aug 15, 2013
Homer wrote:
I notice rightwingers get dumber every day. I'm basing this on the stuff you post, don't shoot the messenger.
Homer congratulates you all on achieving your goal.
You are also much too gullible for your own good.

Hard to believe sometimes.

So you think only 22% of Americans being satisfied with the direction of the country makes you right and the rest of us wrong?

Only 37% of Democrats are satisfied. Independents even less so.

That pretty much leaves you in the dust with the other clueless 22%, Homer.

And I had such high hopes for you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#964591 Aug 15, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Peppy tried to pay his bill with a goat and two chickens, that didn't turn out so well.
Lou Costello was never very funny without Bud Abbott.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#964592 Aug 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The good news is liberals and blacks, both democrat and republican, are condemning the NAACP for making such a big issue out of this rodeo clown.
Thank goodness.
There were two clowns, one wearing the Obama mask the other mic'd up and providing commentary. Do you know which was which?

Do you know which state fair official made the decision that banned only one of the clowns from the MO state state fair?
WOW

New York, NY

#964593 Aug 15, 2013
OBAMA THE WALL STREET FRAUD The same tortured logic has been used to justify the fact that the federal government deigned to bail out Wall Street but not Detroit. Supposedly, the mega-banks pose a systemic risk and Detroit doesn’t. On July 29th, former Obama administration economist Jared Bernstein pursued this line of reasoning on his blog, writing:

[T]he correct motivation for federal bailouts — meaning some combination of managing a bankruptcy, paying off creditors (though often with a haircut), or providing liquidity in cases where that’s the issue as opposed to insolvency – is systemic risk. The failure of large, major banks, two out of the big three auto companies, the secondary market for housing – all of these pose unacceptably large risks to global financial markets, and thus the global economy, to a major industry, including its upstream and downstream suppliers, and to the national housing sector.

Because a) there’s not much of a case that Detroit is systemically connected in those ways, and b) Chapter 9 of the bankruptcy code appears to provide an adequate way for it to deal with its insolvency, I don’t think anything like a large scale bailout is forthcoming.

Holding Main Street Hostage

Detroit’s bankruptcy poses no systemic risk to Wall Street and global financial markets. Fine. But it does pose a systemic risk to Main Street, local governments, and the contractual rights of pensioners. Credit rating agency Moody’s stated in a recent report that if Detroit manages to cut its pension obligations, other struggling cities could follow suit. The Detroit bankruptcy is establishing a template for wiping out government pensions everywhere. Chicago or New York could be next.

There is also the systemic risk posed to the municipal bond system. Bryce Hoffman,writing in The Detroit News on July 30th, warned:

Detroit’s bankruptcy threatens to change the rules of the municipal bond game and already is making it more expensive for the state’s other struggling towns and school districts to borrow money and fund big infrastructure projects.

In fact, one bond analyst told The Detroit News that he has spoken to major institutional investors who have already decided to stop, for now, buying any Michigan bonds.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#964594 Aug 15, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>She is practically a lock to win, I can't se her turning her back on the presidency.
Maybe if a competent Republican contender(sorry, I couldn't hold back a laugh) should step in she might not want to give it a go.
Hillary was more of a lock in 2006, when she had no opponents and 2008 was a sure Democrat year.

Now she faces poor health, old age, a less favorable year in 2016, and a powerful opponent in the White House.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#964595 Aug 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Can't say WND is exactly an unbiased source, so I did some research and the allegation is, if nothing else, suspicious.
Examiner, "We know that this administration is supplying weapons to the al-Nursa Front in Syria. We have heard the claim that the CIA was allegedly running guns in Benghazi. Evidence seems to also suggest the illegal weapons trafficking could have been the reason why four Americans were killed in Benghazi."
http://www.examiner.com/article/muslim-brothe...
However, apparently Senators McCain and Graham are also culpable according to this article - if any of it is true.
Considering the self-imposed censorship of the liberal media not to expose any wrongdoing on the part of this administration, we probably shouldn't hold our breath that this will even see the light of day even if it is true.
'Can't say WND is exactly an unbiased source' Our little girl is growing up right before our very eyes. Most rightwingers love WND an believe every word they write.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#964596 Aug 15, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
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Carol is back to birth certificates?
Democrats encouraged the bither movement for years.
Like the tea party, birthes help the democrats as both never understood the term counterproductive ;-)
Never said anything about a birth certificate. It's just your overactive imagination again.

But I did say it was odd that the President of the United States doesn't know his birthday was three weeks away and announced it as "next week".

If you're birthday was on August 4, would you think it was "next week" in the middle of July?

Even you'd think that a bit odd if you weren't so gullible, perhaps.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#964597 Aug 15, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>They were going apesh!t yesterday, Fox was up in arms that the president was golfing while stuff was going on in Egypt.
They all seem thrilled about the Obama-faced rodeo clown however.
Egypt is about to become another Syria, but much larger and much more dangerous.

Other countries to follow soon?
WOW

New York, NY

#964598 Aug 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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but i like black people.
white people? depends. as long as they're not a racist trying to deny their own racism by insinuating that everyone else is the racist, i have no problem with them.
AS I SAID LIBERAL SUBURBAN RACISTS BIGOT AHOLE I like BLACK PEOPLE WHY because they are BLACK so YOU ARE SOME KIND OF TOM 1/2 injun 1/2 SEMIHOLE walking around hugging BLACKS do that in COMPTON,EAST NEW YORK, NEWARK, DETROIT, CHITOWN MAKE A VIDEO POST IT ON YOU TUBE so you like BLACK people what about INDIANS dont you like THEM YOU SAID YOU ARE A 1/2 a SEMENHOLE speak about INDIAN RIGHTS TALK ABOUT YOUR PEOPLES LAND TALK ABOUT YOUR HISTORY BLACK PEOPLE DONT NEED YOU WE DONT NEED YOUR SUPPORT go save the buffolos BLACKS HAVE LESS INDIAN BLOOD IN THEM THAN WHITES LIKE YOU
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#964599 Aug 15, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Are they picketing CVS for refusing to sell nail polish remover without a photo ID?
You are actually equating preventing Americans from voting to not being able to buy a potentially hazardous substance?
LCNlin

United States

#964600 Aug 15, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>She, like Fox News, is always trolling looking to make another non story about the president into a real story.
birth certificate to Obamacare back to the NSA
WOW

New York, NY

#964601 Aug 15, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Since when are Americans forbidden to be "disrespectful" (to use a ghetto term) to public officials?
OH SNap

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