Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1403382 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 1

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#970607 Aug 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry, Obamacare is getting rid of the benefits for most at Olive Garden and similar places. You said spend millions on buildings and advertizing and putting minimum wage people in front of your customers was a bad idea. I proved you wrong. In places like libtard center of the universe California they are trying to make a TIPS part of the bill, automatically. I turn around and leave any establishment that adds the TIPS to the bill no matter the service.
TIPS = To Insure Prompt Service, not I don't pay my employees enough so you have to make up the difference no matter how bad the service sucks!!!!


In restaurants, those that face the public make more than minimum wage after tips. For you to consider just their wage is dishonest.

BTW, I never said no company puts minimum wage people as their face to the public. I said dumbass people/companies did.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970608 Aug 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
'There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.'
Buddha
Liberals seem to fall short by making both mistakes.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#970609 Aug 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
You should try and convert the NAACP then.
http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/watch_bi...

though that would be a big waste of time. the man gets paid to act like he's angry.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#970610 Aug 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberals seem to fall short by making both mistakes.
so says the person who posts right wing fictional emails.
TheIndependentMa jority

Brodhead, KY

#970611 Aug 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I don't rack. I have a grass catcher on the mower.
Absolutely NO tips for you then lol.
TheIndependentMa jority

Brodhead, KY

#970612 Aug 26, 2013
flack wrote:
That should be rake. I have no idea where that came from.
Pool? Pick a pocket and stand at least cue stick and a couple inches back lol.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#970613 Aug 26, 2013
Tropical waves now starting to move off the coast of Africa. Things could be getting busy in the next week or so.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970614 Aug 26, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure Carol, everything you get in emails is God's honest truth. The fact is that these emails have been floating around since 2009. Let's take these one at a time;
All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.
False. That’s simply not what the bill says at all. This page includes "SEC. 152. PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION IN HEALTH CARE," which says that "except as otherwise explicitly permitted by this Act and by subsequent regulations consistent with this Act, all health care and related services (including insurance coverage and public health activities) covered by this Act shall be provided without regard to personal characteristics extraneous to the provision of high quality health care or related services." However, the bill does explicitly say that illegal immigrants can’t get any government money to pay for health care. Page 143 states: "Nothing in this subtitle shall allow Federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States." Current law prohibits illegal immigrants from participating in government health care programs.
The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
False. This section aims to simplify electronic payments for health services, the same sort of electronic payments that already are common for such things as utility bills or mortgage payments. The bill calls for the secretary of Health and Human Services to set standards for electronic administrative transactions that would "enable electronic funds transfers, in order to allow automated reconciliation with the related health care payment and remittance advice." There is no mention of "individual bank accounts" nor of any new government authority over them. Also, the section does not say that electronic payments from consumers is required.
The IRS will have to share information about medical records and financial statuses to keep track of us all.

You wouldn't the IRS NOT to have your personal information to keep track of you, now would you?

I thought you liked being kept track of.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970615 Aug 26, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (read: SEIU, UAW and ACORN)
Misleading. Page 65 is the start of a section (SEC. 164. REINSURANCE PROGRAM FOR RETIREES) that would set up a new federal reinsurance plan to benefit retirees and spouses covered by any employer plan, not just those run by labor unions or nonprofit groups. Specifically, it covers “retirees and ... spouses, surviving spouses and dependents of such retirees” who are covered by “employment-based plans” that provide health benefits. It’s open to any “group health benefits plan that ... is maintained by one or more employers, former employers or employee associations,” as well as voluntary employees’ beneficiary associations (page 66). Furthermore, the aim of the fund is to cut premiums, copays and deductibles for the retirees. Payment “shall not be used to reduce the costs of an employer.”
Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors' fees.
Misleading. It’s true that page 253 refers to “relative value units” to be used when determining payment rates for doctor’s services, and that such RVUs would weigh factors “such as time, mental effort and professional judgment, technical skill and physical effort, and stress due to risk.” But this is nothing new; the government already uses RVUs when setting rates it will pay under Medicare. For example, the RVUs assigned to a colonoscopy are currently double the RVUs assigned to an intermediate office visit. In fact, page 253 is part of a section (Sec. 1122) that sets up a process for correcting existing but “potentially misvalued” rates.
Guess that's why there's over 20,000 pages of regulations - to keep all of this "misleading" information from being so confusing.

Keep following Obama and the rest of the liberal herd right over the cliff. Like buffalo. You'll figure out soon enough you followed the wrong buffalo.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#970616 Aug 26, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Nothing would surprise me when it comes to that poster.
I can't imagine MediCare paying for a monthly vitamin B 12 shot without proof of a serious vitamin B deficiency. Whatever.
Florida Hospital(Adventist Health Group) is getting in to the health insurance business by partnering with Health First in select Florida counties with plans for eventual expansion. Steve Johnson, CEO of Health First said, "as an industry we should have done this ten fifteen years ago, what we've been doing simply isn't sustainable."
Of course--a B 12 shot wouldn't cost as much as a pharmaceutical and would cause a patient to maintain their health, we can't have that--O'bama care, not about health, not about care--it is about medicating the masses.
Recent studies from the U.S. Framingham trial show one in four adults in the United States are deficient in this vitally important nutrient, and nearly half the population has suboptimal blood levels. But O'bama and his stinking liberals don't care: they are trying to shut vitamins down every day. Dick Durbin the democrat is the most heinous senator on this. It is his goal in life evidentally.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970617 Aug 26, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Rationalize it all you want Carol but when George W. Bush was elected those on both sides of the aisle were willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and work with him. Democrats didn't gather on the night of his inauguration and take a blood oath to block anything he proposed like the Republicans did at the Caucus Room. No Democrat from the Senate declared that their primary goal was to make him a one term president. No one burned a white church to the ground on the night he was elected as happened to a black church in Springfield Massachusetts the night Obama won.
No Carol, right from the beginning people like you were willing to buy into the innuendoes and asinine conspiracy theories simply because he was the black guy with a funny name. Slice it any way you want but that spells racism.
Someone wrote a book on how to assassinate GWB. The outcry was barely heard.

But in honor of MLK who once had a dream a man would be judged by the content of his character and not the color of his skin...a man's character doesn't "evolve" right before an election to get votes.

You and Realtime are the ones dishonoring MLK's dream by continually bringing up Obama's skin color every time someone criticizes his character.

Time for you both to look at the man in the mirror.

Obama, himself, is responsible for encouraging racial division. Perhaps if he had forgiven and forgotten the sins of his own party and moved on, we still wouldn't be talking about it and the old wounds of the past wouldn't have been opened again.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#970618 Aug 26, 2013
Terrorist activists accuse Assad of chemical weapons, it is just like liberals who accuse Republicans of being racists day in and day out. They are all cut from the same terrorist cloth.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970619 Aug 26, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure Carol, my thought is that you made this story up out of whole cloth.
As I've said twice before, it wasn't me in that story. It was passed along in the same email I received.

But it's certainly not hard to believe Medicare suddenly denied that woman treatment under Obamacare.

It was happening everywhere. Physicians are now being bribed with more money to take Medicare patients because Obamacare depends on it and many were leaving it by the droves.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970620 Aug 26, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay maybe you didn't make up that story, I miss read your post. My bad. But who ever posted that lied but you're willing to buy into it because it fits your preconceived notions.
Thank you for realizing it and admitting it.

However, physicians were dropping Medicare patients like hot potatoes, so you're still mistaken about the preconceived notions.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#970621 Aug 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The IRS will have to share information about medical records and financial statuses to keep track of us all.
You wouldn't the IRS NOT to have your personal information to keep track of you, now would you?
I thought you liked being kept track of.
It doesn't matter if you had a disease 13 years ago and were cured, these records will be electronic and made available to the the IRS and the O'bama appointees, who will decide that you had a pre-existing condition, if if it no longer exists. The insurance you will be rated for will be too expensive for most to afford. More than likely being born will be a pre-existing condition under the O'bama plan.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970622 Aug 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
After six budget showdowns, big government is mostly unchanged
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/after-...
pretty effective that Tea Party is.
It's certainly not because House Republicans didn't try to come up with a budget to reduce federal government spending. It's because Senate Democrats didn't even provide a budget for four years and wouldn't bring up any budget passed by the House for a vote. So they could blame Republicans and call them the obstructionists.

And you along with many others fell for it.

That's what concerns me.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#970623 Aug 26, 2013
Let's see what Idso said:

Sherwood B. Idso[7] reviews various "natural experiments" that can reveal how sensitive the climate is to increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases and concludes: "Over the course of the past 2 decades, I have analyzed a number of natural phenomena that reveal how Earth's near-surface air temperature responds to surface radiative perturbations. These studies all suggest that a 300 to 600 ppm [parts per million] doubling of the atmosphere's CO2 concentration could raise the planet's mean surface air temperature by only about 0.4°C. Even this modicum of warming may never be realized, however, for it could be negated by a number of planetary cooling forces that are intensified by warmer temperatures and by the strengthening of biological processes that are enhanced by the same rise in atmospheric CO2 concentration that drives the warming. Several of these cooling forces have individually been estimated to be of equivalent magnitude, but of opposite sign, to the typically predicted greenhouse effect of a doubling of the air's CO2 content, which suggests to me that little net temperature change will ultimately result from the ongoing buildup of CO2 in Earth's atmosphere."

Now let's see what the new IPCC report has to say according to an interview with Alexei Kokorin, head of WWF-Russia Climate Program:

Whereas earlier it was believed that man’s impact on the climate was gradual, and that the situation was deteriorating in a gradual way, now – in contrast to the previous report, which was being put together seven years ago – much more information has been obtained on ocean cycles and other natural fluctuations. Scientists have realized that today, in the 2010s, man’s impact is being mitigated by natural cycles that are offsetting the impact made on the climate by man. This situation will hold for about another twenty years. But it is completely clear that after that, this mitigation will yield to escalation.

So, the IPCC has been telling us for the last 25 years that temperatures will rise 0.2 C per decade. Yet that has not been the case. They never predicted a 15-year standstill in temperatures. let alone a standstill or even some cooling until 2030. Idso is predicting that there will be little net warming, which is now in line with the new IPCC prediction.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970624 Aug 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so says the person who posts right wing fictional emails.
There is actually some truth to what was said in that email.

Obamacare is 2800 pages.
So far, there are 20,000 pages of regulations.

The only thing that's fictional is liberals believing this was not meant to be confusing and the solution to the health care crisis in America. You all need your heads examined, but you'll have to wait to see a specialist for at least three or four months now.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#970625 Aug 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Lane shooting....
I am deeply angry about this because of the callous attitude of the three teenagers,” said Tim Fischer, a former deputy prime minister, in an interview with Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper,“[But] it’s a sign of the proliferation of guns on the ground in the U.S.A. There is a gun for almost every American.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08...
John Howard, who served as prime minister of Australia from 1996 to 2007, is no one’s idea of a lefty. He was one of George W. Bush’s closest allies, enthusiastically backing the Iraq intervention, and took a hard line domestically against increased immigration and union organizing (pdf).
But one of Howard’s other lasting legacies is Australia’s gun control regime, first passed in 1996 in response to a massacre in Tasmania that left 35 dead. The law banned semiautomatic and automatic rifles and shotguns. It also instituted a mandatory buy-back program for newly banned weapons.
On Wednesday, Howard took to the Melbourne daily the Age to call on the United States, in light of the Aurora, Colo., massacre, to follow in Australia’s footsteps.“There are many American traits which we Australians could well emulate to our great benefit,” he concluded.“But when it comes to guns, we have been right to take a radically different path.”
So what have the Australian laws actually done for homicide and suicide rates? Howard cites a study (pdf) by Andrew Leigh of Australian National University and Christine Neill of Wilfrid Laurier University finding that the firearm homicide rate fell by 59 percent, and the firearm suicide rate fell by 65 percent, in the decade after the law was introduced, without a parallel increase in non-firearm homicides and suicides. That provides strong circumstantial evidence for the law’s effectiveness.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
so you tell me what the problem is. does that make it obvious enough even for you?
You come with some subjective statement from someone who seems to be merely regurgitating some party line mantra.

How will taking guns away from people in Topeka stop the uncivilized slaughter in places like Chicago?

Besides, the most stringent gun control laws already exist in Chicago, for example. Democrats don't enforce it.
What idiot thinks Democrats will enforce any new law in their own districts?

Nope. You clowns don't have any credibility. If you want to draw a racial boundary, which always seems to be part of any conclusion you have, you plan to disarm white people and allow black people to maintain their guns, right?
If this isn't true, tell us why gun control laws aren't being enforced today in places like Chicago.

The United States ranks third in the world for gun violence.
If the cities of Chicago, New York, Washington and New Orleans were removed from the calculation, the United States would be the 4th best country in the world with regard to gun violence.

Why is that?

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#970626 Aug 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
investigation?
which one? the right wing farce or the real one?
The investigation into the Obama government spying on the general population, dufus.
Let's go over the rules again.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

This means the government cannot collect any information on any American citizen without a warrant.

So, tell us how the investigation into the Obama administration's unconstitutional syping on the population is going.
And, why would any president feel it is necessary to spy on the population? Don't you think that's being paranoid to a point of being delusional?

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