Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394919 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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Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049552 Dec 29, 2013
Another interesting resource is Open CRS. These are not normally open to the public but the site prints those made available to them. Some interesting info

https://opencrs.com/
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049553 Dec 29, 2013
Two final resources that Progressives appear never to be able to locate and are open to the public are:

http://www.cbo.gov/

And any IG report can be found by going to a Department such as USDA and putting IG reports in the search box.
LCNin

United States

#1049554 Dec 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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And, I told you to provide the list of bills that you say the Senate is sitting on. How can I respond to your post without knowing what the heck you are talking about? I can't find the bills and, since you brought it up, you must have a source. If you can't provide one, I must assume you are just blowing smoke...as usual.
A valid point!
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049555 Dec 29, 2013
tell it like it is wrote:
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Geezzz...
You need help wiping your ass too?
http://m.speaker.gov/general/25-house-passed-...
Maybe they are not aware of http://www.usa.gov/ were they can go to locate info.
LCNin

United States

#1049556 Dec 29, 2013
tell it like it is wrote:
For out ignorant 'usa' buddy...
List of bills held up by the idiots in the Senate....
http://m.speaker.gov/general/25-house-passed-...
"...bills held up..." LOL

Republican spin on things :-)
LCNin

United States

#1049557 Dec 29, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Maybe they are not aware of http://www.usa.gov/ were they can go to locate info.
Follow Santa’s progress on December 24, play games, and listen to music. More on NORAD Tracks Santa app >

“Peace on Earth”

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Since: Sep 08

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#1049558 Dec 29, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"uselesssinceforever00 "
Lets start with the budget bills. The house passes them the senate sits on them. The senate has not passed a budget bill since 2009. Remember there are 12 appropriation bills in each budget. That alone is 36 times the senate has failed to act.
Peace
KMA
Happy New Year
Ok. That's what I thought. You were merely parroting some conservative talking head.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049559 Dec 29, 2013
LCNin wrote:
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Follow Santa’s progress on December 24, play games, and listen to music. More on NORAD Tracks Santa app >
How you use the governmental portal is your choice but for many it contains a wealth of information.

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Since: Oct 08

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#1049560 Dec 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Ok. That's what I thought. You were merely parroting some conservative talking head.
Just as you regergitate lieberal talking points?
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049561 Dec 29, 2013
The NSA actually intercepted packages to put backdoors in electronics

SPIEGEL published two pieces this morning about the NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) division, aka premier hacking ninja squad. According to Snowden documents, TAO has a catalog of all the commercial equipment that carries NSA backdoors. And it's a who's who of a list. Storage products from Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor and Samsung have backdoors in their firmware, firewalls from Juniper Networks have been compromised, plus networking equipment from Cisco and Huawei, and even unspecified products from Dell. TAO actually intercepts online orders of these and other electronics to bug them.

http://gizmodo.com/the-nsa-actually-intercept...

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1049562 Dec 29, 2013
LCNin wrote:
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agreed
Desperate Housewives of Orlando,
a possible new series? ;-)
Never heard of that show. But Desperate Housewives is made for liberal women anyway so wouldn't know if they're making another series here. Lily would probably know though.

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1049563 Dec 29, 2013
flack wrote:
Report says Valerie Jarrett gave the order to stand down in Benghazi
See alsoGovernment Topics Benghazi Scandal Valerie Jarrett Rush
August 8, 2013
A post at the Conservative Report Online made the shocking claim that Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett gave the order to stand down in Benghazi during the Sept. 11 terror attack that saw four Americans killed, citing only unnamed "confidential sources." The report was discussed by Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday and an editorial at the Investor's Business Daily said Wednesday that it would not have been the first time Jarrett issued such an order.
"The military-order, not to initiate action, saving our men in Benghazi, was issued by the President's Advisor, Valerie Jarrett," Chip Jones wrote.
Limbaugh said that if the story is true, it would explain "all of the serial lies and the cover-ups and the obfuscation and all of the efforts that were made to distract people's attention from this."
"Somebody had to give the order, and Obama was off the grid. That has always, to me, been one of the most interesting aspects of Benghazi. Five o'clock he tells Panetta and whoever else -- we were originally told that Hillary, secretary of state, was there, too," he added.
Naturally, the ultra-left wing Media Matters weighed in, attacking Limbaugh for mentioning the story.
Others also reported on Jones' account, but did not get scrutinized by Media Matters.
The Blaze said the allegations are worth noting for two main reasons:
The White House hasn’t been forthcoming with details about the deadly terror attack. In fact, the administration has gone out of its way to craft blatantly false narratives involving a YouTube video; and
It’s been widely reported that Jarrett’s influence has shaped our management of international crises, specifically her role in convincing President Obama to call off the planned raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani hideout three separate times.
Meredith Jessup said she is taking the report with a grain of salt, but added that the burden of proof is on the White House, since it "has worked overtime to muddy the water and obfuscate the truth."
Now the administration is claiming the entire scandal is "phony," a mere distraction cooked up by Republicans to keep Congress from acting on Obama's economic plans.
"Until the Obama administration is forthright and truthful with the American people, the rumor mill will continue churning out reports from unnamed sources," Jessup added.
Doesn't Valerie Jarrett make all the decisions? Bet she's the "powers that be" Charlie Rangel seemed so afraid of bucking years ago.
LCNin

United States

#1049564 Dec 29, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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How you use the governmental portal is your choice but for many it contains a wealth of information.
Valid point !
LCNin

United States

#1049565 Dec 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Never heard of that show. But Desperate Housewives is made for liberal women anyway so wouldn't know if they're making another series here. Lily would probably know though.
...do not watch reality tv
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049566 Dec 29, 2013
NOW: Russian media reports at least 10 people killed in an explosion on a trolleybus in a southern Russian city Volgograd

per ABC News

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1049567 Dec 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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See, you are making the same mistake you made during the Romney campaign. Listening to faux news instead of facing the facts. "Success isn't looking so good" is right out the mouth of people like Rush Limbaugh. I'd think you would have learned by now to think for yourself instead of parrot reich wing talking heads.
I'm hoping the Affordable Care Act is a success as it helps millions of people. If it fails, it should fail on its own merits. Not because Hate Talk Bobble Heads succeeded in filling people's heads with lies and propaganda.
If you think people are lining up to sign on to this crazy thing with inaccurate information being received by insurers, the lack of privacy and security on the website and general confusion and shock by a lot of people either because they don't know what's going on or have already found out what's going on the hard way, you're really out of the loop.

You just aren't being told anything intentionally. So you will continue to defend the indefensible.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049568 Dec 29, 2013
A trolley bus blast in the Russian city of Volgograd has killed at least 10 people, emergencies services reported. The explosion comes a day after a terrorist attack in the city killed 17 people and injured scores of others.

At least 10 people have been injured by the blast on Monday morning, the report said.

Police are currently at the scene investigating the cause of the incident.

Russia’s Investigative Committee believes the explosion could have been a new terrorist attack.

http://rt.com/news/russia-volgograd-trolley-b...

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1049569 Dec 29, 2013
GOP R Idiots wrote:
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I see the sky is still falling, Chicken Little.
Again, Lorac, when have ANY of your 'it's the end of the world' predictions ever come true?
SS is just fine.
After 2033, Social Security could pay three-fourths of scheduled benefits using its tax income if policymakers took no steps to shore up the program.(Those who fear that Social Security won’t be around at all when today’s young workers retire and that young workers will receive no benefits misunderstand the trustees’ projections.)
The program’s shortfall is relatively modest, amounting to 1 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the next 75 years (and 1.6 percent of GDP in 2087, the 75th year). A mix of tax increases and benefit modifications — carefully crafted to shield recipients with limited means and to give ample notice to all participants — could put the program on a sound footing indefinitely. Social Security benefits are very modest. The average retiree or elderly widow receives just $15,000 a year from Social Security (and the average disabled worker even less); an unmarried elderly person, on average, has just $3,000 in annual income other than his or her Social Security. Accordingly, taxes should make up a large proportion of a solvency package.
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/...
If only that were true. Nothing I like more than the idea of young liberals working their tails off to support my retirement.

But, unfortunately, it's not true.

In the 2003 Annual Report to Congress, the Social Security Trustees announced:
•The projected point at which tax revenues will fall below program costs comes in 2018 -- one year later than the estimate in last year’s report;
•The projected point at which the trust funds will be exhausted comes in 2042 -- one year later than the estimate in last year’s report;
•The Trust Funds would require another $3.5 trillion in today’s dollars, earning interest at Treasury rates, to pay all scheduled benefits over the next 75 years.

Today, there are 3.3 workers paying Social Security payroll taxes for every one person collecting Social Security benefits. That number will drop to 2 to 1 in less than 40 years. At this ratio there will not be enough workers to pay scheduled benefits at current tax rates.

http://www.ssa.gov/pressoffice/pr/trustee03-p...

Like I said, if you're young and think SS will be there for you, better start a Plan B.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049570 Dec 29, 2013
For anyone who may be interested Volgograd is former Stalingrad
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1049571 Dec 29, 2013
Update: Death toll in new bus bombing has now reached 15, including a 1-year-old child, RT reports. This brings the total deaths due to bombings up to 27 people within 2 days in Volgograd

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