Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1779624 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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Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1042878 Dec 16, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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McCain was not the best choice in 2008. But he did serve his country and doesn't deserve being dissed by a fellow vet.
Romney, however, was the best choice in 2012. Unfortunately, America was still starry eyed and daydreaming about Obama's promised land of Utopia.
Reality set in too late.
The first and perhaps best test for a president is getting elected. While it's true that just about any (D) team could have defeated the "silliness" that the Republican's selected in 08, Obama defeated Hillary Clinton, which was no easy task.

And of course you certainly recall that Obama defeated the Republican entry again in 2012.
NuculurVodkaOpti on

Satellite Beach, FL

#1042880 Dec 16, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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what a visual
Especially through your old bloodshot eyes

Since: Nov 11

New York, NY

#1042881 Dec 16, 2013
Democrats will never be able to remove Christmas from people's heart!

No maters how hard they try!

The Liberal grinches will not win!!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1042882 Dec 16, 2013
Tenzing wrote:
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Halt is anything BUT libertarian.
Meanwhile, how goes the teabagger self-flagellation fest? Have they burned Boehner in effigy yet? How about their darling Ryan. Must be getting kinda lonely in that corner of the tent.
as contrasted to you, who calls for tax increases instead of spending cuts to balance the budget, violating a core principle of the Libertarian Party???
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1042883 Dec 16, 2013
Signs the Progressive 'you did not build that' economy is on fire!

'One of Boston's highest-profile robotics startups laid off employees for the first time earlier this week. Rethink Robotics CEO Scott Eckert confirms that the Boston-based company cut 21 jobs, and says the company is offering outplacement assistance to those employees.'

http://www.boston.com/business/technology/inn...
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1042884 Dec 16, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem obsessed. Has the Orlando forum banned patriots or something?
Just seems weird that you post on the birther thread on the US News forum but switch to the Orlando forum to post on this thread which is also there. Hey__it's your time__waste it any way you please.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1042885 Dec 16, 2013
Signs the Progressive 'you did not build that economy' is on fire!

'Argonne National Laboratory plans to eliminate 50 jobs starting in January, after a voluntary buyout program announced in October fell short'

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/201312... #

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1042886 Dec 16, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>No thanks.
You don't want to see an inspiring video about how a small act of kindness and how it can change a person's life? Or get down with The Temptations to Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

I really worked hard trying to find just the right videos, Homer. Even had you in mind too. The least you can do is shed a few tears and get down to Rudolph....

...sheesh....
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1042887 Dec 16, 2013
Signs the Progressive 'you did not build that' economy is on fire!'

'Price Busters to close all 8 Hawaii stores by Mid-January'

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24218690/p...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1042888 Dec 16, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Bullsht as usual.
The housing reversal began at different times in different places. Here (Central Florida) it was late 05 for condos and early 06 for homes in developments as this area was vastly overbuilt. There are several sites that outline the housing reversal/mortgage crisis.in Riverside County CA.
Just the Facts explains that home building permits began to taper off there in 04 and the sht hit the fan in 07.
Time really flies when you're not having fun eh pal???
Galt referred to prices in California, dipshit, not building permits...and not about your swampland....

Temecula is not characteristic of Riverside County, but more like North County San Diego....
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1042889 Dec 16, 2013
Signs the Progressives 'you did not build that' economy is on fire!

'Longtime vacuum repairman closes Roanoke County shop'

http://www.roanoke.com/news/business/2422534-...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1042890 Dec 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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as contrasted to you, who calls for tax increases instead of spending cuts to balance the budget, violating a core principle of the Libertarian Party???
Homer wants both. Bush put us way to deep in a hole for spending cuts alone to right the ship.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1042891 Dec 16, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Why are you an idiot and don't know it son?
certainly you must ask every liberal and every democrat what was the NSA doing? of course we know the answer: they were harassing Tea Party members like myself. Of course the left is ignorant when it comes to Islam: And incidentally the O'bama plan of internet surveillance by O'bama and his NSA is a lie.

"Something scary happened on Friday the 13th, but you’d hardly have noticed from the news reports.

The Joint Terrorism Task Force in Wichita, Kansas, arrested a 58-year old airport employee in a plot to carry out a suicide bombing at the city’s Mid-Continent Airport.

The man, Terry Lee Loewen, was a white convert to Islam who authorities say became “radicalized” over the Internet.

Loewen planned to drive a vehicle laden with explosives onto the airport and explode it—and himself—at the terminal where hundreds of unsuspecting travelers went about their normal business.

Luckily, the FBI had intercepted Loewen and his vehicle contained only dummy explosives planted by an FBI agent that Loewen believed to be a collaborator.

This plot received a great deal of exposure on the Drudge Report, but none of the major news agencies thought it worthy of an email news bulletin—except for Fox News.

A plot like this would have stopped the presses just 15 years ago. Today, it’s just another news story on a busy news day. In another week or so, very few people outside of Kansas will even remember Terry Lee Loewen’s name, or that he was arrested for attempting to carry out mass murder in the name of Jihad. America is becoming desensitized to jihadi terrorism and that is unfortunate. Islamic Jihad is becoming a customary part of our everyday lives.

What is frightening about the homegrown terrorism that we’ve been seeing the last few years is that those terrorists—or would be suicide bombers—seem to be normal Americans.

Loewen lived in a quiet, middle class, suburban neighborhood in a modest, one-story ranch-style home. In the local newspaper The Wichita Eagle, his neighbors described him as “normal."

But then again the left liberal loons aka democrats describe all Islamist aka Moslems as 'normal'.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1042892 Dec 16, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>After 5 years, Republicans finally loosening up.
Well, actually no, Homer. Now pay attention. I don't want to have to repeat this.

Democrats didn't pass a budget for three years. They rejected any attempt by House Republicans in 2010 to do so.

They wanted a tax increase on the wealthy in return for cutting spending in the budget.

They got the tax increase but, as with Reagan, reneged on their part of the bargain.

You desperately need to know the truth, Homer. And I mean desperately.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1042893 Dec 16, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The first and perhaps best test for a president is getting elected. While it's true that just about any (D) team could have defeated the "silliness" that the Republican's selected in 08, Obama defeated Hillary Clinton, which was no easy task.
And of course you certainly recall that Obama defeated the Republican entry again in 2012.
what exactly did Hillary Clinton do in her life-th only reason Hillary is anything at all is because she was married to the ho ho ore Billy. Hillary is nuttin'---O'bama beat her...-proves to me the libs will vote for a no nothing no body no experience idiot , before they will vote for the doormat Hillary.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1042894 Dec 16, 2013
flack wrote:
How much do you want to make per hour?
I want to make more than $10 an hour. Because I’m the best worker they got there in the morning time. People who’ve been there longer than me come and ask me, and I’ve only been there a year. So I know I’m the strongest they have during the morning time.
What are your goals for your career, your family, your life?
My goal in life is to earn my GED, and become a pharmacy technician so I know I have enough money to take care of me and mine. To take the test, yes, it costs money. And it costs money to go to college to become a pharmacy technician. I don’t know how I’m going to pay for that working at McDonald’s.
Do you have any money saved or for retirement?
No, I can’t save money, not living in this house. And if I move out of this house, I won’t have nowhere to go. I’m struggling. I’m really sitting here struggling with four kids off of what McDonald’s pays.
What would you do with extra money?
If I had extra money, my kids would have clothes, and I’d be able to pay for the things they need while they’re in school. My son is about to graduate from kindergarten, and I don’t even have enough money to get his cap and gown, and that’s only $20. And I’d be able to get caught up with my rent and my bills if I had extra money.
Did you see the budget McDonald’s created for its employees?
I saw part of it on TV. I saw the first line [income]. It was $1,000 — I don’t make $1,000 in a month.
So, what was your point about all of this anyway? She's a young single mother who made mistakes, but she is trying, she is working. What do you want her to do? If this was a story about a young white woman in this same situation; and, there are many more of them than blacks; would you have the same contempt?
You don't want minimum wage increased and this woman is a minimum wage worker; she works at a fast food place; the types of places you frequent.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1042895 Dec 16, 2013
from the 'legalize it so we can see what it does to our brains' file...

'Teen pot use could hurt brain and memory, new research suggests'

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/teen-pot-use-co...

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1042896 Dec 16, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't want to see an inspiring video about how a small act of kindness and how it can change a person's life? Or get down with The Temptations to Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
I really worked hard trying to find just the right videos, Homer. Even had you in mind too. The least you can do is shed a few tears and get down to Rudolph....
...sheesh....
Let me rephrase that.

You don't want to see an inspiring video about how a small act of kindness can change a person's life? Or get down with The Temptations to Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

(Now the rest of it...)
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1042897 Dec 16, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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You specific location is a magnet for poor lazy losers like you. Not surprised.
The University of Connecticut hosts The Center For Internet and Technology Addiction__suggest you and your fleet of sockpuppets check it out___maybe the good doctors there can solve your problems__if not perhaps one of them will accompany you on an episode of Dr OZ.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1042898 Dec 16, 2013
The History of Recessions in the United States
By Kimberly Amadeo
Ads: American Economy The Economy Global Economic Analysis Current Economic Crisis Recession
Updated September 03, 2013
The history of recessions in the United States since the Great Depression show they are a natural, though painful, part of the business cycle. Note: On July 31, 2009 the Bureau of Economic Analysis BEA revised all GDP statistics from 1929. It has revised the most recent three years each year since then. The most recent stats (July 29, 2011) are given below, with the original stats in parentheses.
2008-2009 Recession
The worst recession since the Depression. The economy shrank in five quarters, including four quarters in a row. Two quarters shrank more than 5%, and Q2 2008 shrank a whopping 8.9%, more than any other recession since the Great Depression. The recession ended in Q3 2009, when GDP turned positive, thanks to economic stimulus spending. The recession was also the longest since the Depression, lasting 18 months.
2008
Q1 -1.8%(-.7%)
Q2 1.3%(1.5%)
Q3 -3.7%(-2.7%)
Q4 -8.9%(-5.4%)
2009
Q1 -6.7%(-6.4%)
Q2 -.7%(-.7%)
The recession was caused by the Subprime Mortgage Crisis, which then led to a global banking credit crisis.
2001 Recession
It lasted eight months (March-November 2001). It was caused by the Y2K scare, which created a boom and subsequent bust in Internet businesses. It was aggravated by the 9/11 attack. The economy contracted in two quarters: Q1 -1.3%(-.5%) and Q3 -1.1%(-1.4%). Unemployment reached 5.7% during the recession, but rose even further to 6% in June 2003. This often happens in recessions, as unemployment is a lagging indicator. Most employers wait until they are sure the economy is back on its feet again before hiring permanent employees.
1990-1991 Recession
This recession was eight months (July 1990 to March 1991). It was caused by the Savings and Loan Crisis in 1989. GDP was -3.5%(-3%) in Q4 1990 and -1.9%(-2%) in Q1 1991.
1980-1982 Recession
This was technically two recessions: the first six months of 1980 and 16 months from July 1981 - November 1982. It was partially caused by the Iranian oil embargo, which reduced U.S. oil supplies driving up prices. The Fed raised interest rates to combat inflation, reducing business spending. GDP was negative for six of the 12 quarters. The worst was Q2 1980 at -7.9%(-7.8%), the worst quarterly decline since the Great Depression (until the 2008-2009 recession). In Q1 1982, it was nearly as bad, plummeting 6.4%. Unemployment rose to 10.8% in November 1982, the highest level of unemployment in any recession. It was above 10% for 10 months.
1973-1975 Recession
This recession lasted sixteen months (November 1973-March 1975). OPEC is blamed for quadrupling prices for a few months in 1973. It alone didn't cause such a deep recession. Several factors contributed. First, the U.S. went off of the gold standard and printed more money. This created inflation, as too many dollars chased too few goods. Second, President Nixon instituted wage-price controls. This kept prices too high, reducing demand. Wage controls made salaries too high, which forced businesses to lay off workers. The result was stagflation and three consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth: 1974 Q3 -3.9%(-3.8%), Q4 -1.6%(-1.6%), 1975 Q1 -4.8%(-4.7%). Unemployment reached a peak of 9% in May 1975, two months after the recession technically ended.
1970 Recession
This recession was relatively mild, lasting 11 months. GDP was down for two quarters:Q1 -.7%, Q2 .7%, Q3 3.6%, Q4 -4.2%. Unemployment peaked at 6.1% in December 1970.

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