Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1564102 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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“Amor patriae.”

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Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1130667 May 3, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You should go to israel son.
By 2020 Arabs will outnumber jews.
Interesting, eh?
You seem pretty smug. Is it because, under Obama, tanned palms outnumber calloused hands?

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1130668 May 3, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok; did you read that Gingrich called for public ownership of sports teams? Sounds pretty socialist to me!!!!!
Works quite well for Green Bay. Uh there is a difference between a bunch of people (town folks) getting together to form a football team and the government doing it. Think he is talking in the Green Bay sense.

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#1130669 May 3, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
House Republicans have already wasted 14 million taxpayer dollars on Benghazi investigations. Instead of appointing a Select House Committee on Benghazi, Speaker Boehner needs to pay the taxpayers back the money that he has wasted.
Yesterday at her press conference Democratic Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called out the swerve that House Republicans are trying to pull,“And If you all want to sit around and talk about Benghazi, you can sit around and talk about Benghazi. But the fact is that’s subterfuge and they don’t want to talk about jobs, growth, immigration reform, voting rights, you name it.”
House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member, Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) summed up what Republicans are really up to,“Another day, another desperate Republican effort to dredge up a political scandal even after a year of evidence has proven otherwise. The IRS has spent more than $14 million in taxpayer money accommodating Republican requests, turning over more than 600,000 pages of documents, none of which substantiate the GOP’s wild attempt from the get-go to tar the administration.”
The truth is that House Republicans have wasted tens millions of dollars on Obamacare, Benghazi, and IRS investigations. They are doing this because they refuse to pass any legislation of substance, so this is their way of looking busy while pretending to do something.
The same Republicans who say that the nation can’t afford a jobs program for veterans and an extension of unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed are wasting tens of millions of dollars investigating a conspiracy with no evidence of wrongdoing by the White House. Tell Republicans that this must stop now.
House Republicans owe the American people $14 million, and it is time for them to shut up and pay up.
http://www.politicususa.com/2014/05/02/pay-ba...
Pffft, talking about pulling numbers out of thin air. The Congress does oversight. It has occurred in every admin. Pelosi is infamous for DUMB comments.

Because we are pulling numbers out of the air, it is estimated the cost of the special committee will be 1/3 the cost of Michelle's recent vacation.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1130670 May 3, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok; did you read that Gingrich called for public ownership of sports teams? Sounds pretty socialist to me!!!!!
Green Bay Packers are public owned.

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#1130671 May 3, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Consumer spending up because food and fuel prices are way up.
Unemployment is down because 800,000 people stopped looking for work.

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1130672 May 3, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok; did you read that Gingrich called for public ownership of sports teams? Sounds pretty socialist to me!!!!!
Newt Gingrich thinks the Clippers should be sold to fans. That’s a great idea!
CREDIT: AP
The wake of the NBA’s decision to ban Donald Sterling for life and force him to sell the Los Angeles Clippers has left many people speculating about the legal future of the fight, but the more fun thing to think about is who would buy the team — probably worth well north of $1 billion — from him. Magic Johnson, the NBA legend Sterling insulted in the audio recordings that got him banned for life, is everyone’s sentimental favorite. And then there is Oprah, who may or may not be lining up with a few other rich people to make the Clippers hers, at least partially so.
Newt Gingrich, erstwhile Republican presidential candidate but lifelong Ideas Man, has a better solution. He wants to sell the Clippers to the public:
This thought is hardly new or unique to Newt, though it’s mostly bandied about by the type of lefty populists that don’t usually agree on much with former Republican House Speakers and presidential candidates. But it’s a good idea! As Gingrich noted, fans own the Green Bay Packers. And fans own F.C. Barcelona, one of the most valuable soccer clubs in the world. This is a model that’s been tried, and it’s one we already use in almost every other industry other than sports.
“There’s no obvious reason why public ownership – either public ownership by a community, or public ownership by a group of fans – there’s no reason why that shouldn’t work, and the reason for that is basically that we have public corporations all the time run by stockholders,” Victor Matheson, a sports economist at College of the Holy Cross, said.“And that’s the vast majority of companies in the United States, right? They’re not privately-held companies run by one iron-fisted owner. It’s actually fairly unusual that you have an entire industry dominated only by privately-held corporations like this.”
The fact that it would work isn’t the best argument for public ownership. Rather, it’s that public ownership would be better for fans — and the public.
There are two schools of economic thought on how to run a pro sports franchise. The first is to maximize profit. This is the way most sports teams in America run, and it’s the way most businesses run. Profit-maximizing clubs, as the name suggests, have a primary goal of making money. But a profit-maximizing club isn’t necessarily a winning club, which is why we have teams that make tons of money and increase in value even as they lose perpetually (you can form a long list of American teams that operate this way, and the team at the top would be…Donald Sterling’s Los Angeles Clippers).
But sports, as you might imagine, aren’t most businesses. While a private owner is likely to care about profits, the paying customers — the fans — care most about winning. And that leads to the second theory, called win-maximization, which Matheson explained as “where you’re trying to maximize your number of wins subject to not going out of business.” If that sort of sounds like the point of sports, it’s because winning is generally accepted as the point of sports.
Some privately-owned teams operate this way — look at Chelsea F.C. or Manchester City F.C. in the English Premier League, both of which operate in manners that are borderline financially insane in order to win trophies. But fan-ownership means fans wouldn’t have to blindly hope that their favorite team’s owner cares more about winning than he does about lining his pockets. Fans already feel that way, and they’d be in control. That’s obviously preferable for fans.

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Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#1130673 May 3, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
Obama, the deer in headlights:
"Dozens die as Ukraine unrest spreads"
The Community Organizer is bewildered...
Putin is starting to realize that he got himself in a big mess that wasn't necessary . "Troops are attempting to dislodge separatists in eastern Ukraine who oppose the Western-backed Kiev government."... "Ukraine launched a "large-scale operation" to retake the eastern town of Slovyansk, pro-Russian separatists there said on Friday, in an escalation of violence in what has become the worst confrontation between Russia and the West since the Cold War." Ukraine Launches Offensive Against Separatists in Slovyansk http://nbcnews.to/1joaiEw via @NBCNews

“Amor patriae.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1130674 May 3, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Bill is ineligible.....
the DemoKKKrat nominee will be an Obama surrogate.....
Obama will pin the tail on Donkey Hillary for Benghazi.....
Get ready for the Maxine Waters / Elijah Cummings ticket.

Since: May 13

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#1130675 May 3, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Consumer spending up because food and fuel prices are way up.
Nice try dumbass.
US Inflation rates:
2004 - 3.3%
2005 - 3.4%
2006 - 2.5%
2007 - 4.1%
2008 - 0.1%
2009 - 2.7%
2010 - 1.5%
2011 - 3.0%
2012 - 1.7%
2013 -1.5%
2014 - 1.5%

http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/inflatio...

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#1130676 May 3, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Unemployment is down because 800,000 people stopped looking for work.
So now you morons want Obama to fill out job applications for people?

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Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#1130677 May 3, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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Unemployment is down because 800,000 people stopped looking for work.
If as you argue the 'real unemployment rate today is 15%(or higher?) because of the many workers who have dropped off the unemployment insurance rolls then Who's fault was that ? It was Republicans who filibustered and blocked extending unemployment insurance to these workers still struggling to find a job in the slow recovering economy. Another reason why the economic recovery was slow was Republicans blocked Obama's Economic Recovery Act in 2009 from being bigger than it was , and fought to keep Bush's extended tax cuts to the wealthy 1% longer than it should have been --- Cutting Government spending and other austerity measures and reducing Government revenue(tax cuts) are a double-whammy on shrinking the economy ;not expanding it. It is admirable that President Obama fought for as much as he had gotten from Congress --Government investment in national infrastructure, public education, job retraining, etc. are all measures that spark more productivity and business hiring. "The multi-generational campaign by conservatives has reduced our ability to undertake large government investments. Propaganda has induced amnesia about our history and lack of confidence in the government’s ability to execute large projects (except military adventures, about which conservatives have boundless enthusiasm).

As for American business, large companies prefer to accumulate cash rather than invest in their own enterprises. As of Q3, the Fed’s Z.1 report shows the US non-financial corporations held over $1.6 trillion in cash-like assets — up $60 billion YoY. But we have a spirit of entrepreneurs. Venture capital! Billionaire titans of boldness! It’s mostly malarkey."
- See more at: http://www.economonitor.com/blog/2013/01/why-...

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Gauley Bridge WV

#1130678 May 3, 2014
CBS NEWSMay 3, 2014, 7:53 AM
Sterling, Stiviano speak out for first time since ban
Last Updated May 3, 2014 8:16 AM EDT
The woman who recorded racist comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling said Sterling is not a racist.
Floyd Mayweather on Clippers, Donald Sterling and race
V. Stiviano spoke in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters.

'I think the things he says are not what he feels," said Stiviano. "Anyone can say anything in the heat of the moment."

"I think Mr. Sterling is from a different generation than I am," said Stiviano. "I think he was brought up to believe those things, segregation, whites and blacks ... but, through his actions, he's shown that he's not a racist. Through his actions, he's shown to be a very generous and kind man. If he was a real racist, then why would he help the world the way that he has?"

Sterling has also spoken out publicly for the first time since his ban from the NBA, CBS News' Carter Evans reports.

The single quote from Sterling appeared in DuJour, an online version of a little-known magazine geared toward the mega-wealthy.

Sterling allegedly told a reporter, "I wish I had just paid her off," a reference to Stiviano, his former girlfriend who recorded the Clippers owner's racist remarks.

Most African-Americans - 71-percent - think he should be forced to sell while only 43 percent of whites do.

But University of Southern California law professor Michael Chasalow said the move could eventually impact other team owners.

"The question is what if someone does something in the future that, maybe it outrages half the country, not all of the country," said Chasalow. "Is that also going to be grounds to force somebody to sell? How far does it go?"

Clippers owner Donald Sterling reportedly battling cancer
Sterling is also facing another battle. CBS News confirmed the 80-year-old billionaire has been fighting prostate cancer for several years.

The Clippers now head into Saturday night's Game 7 with their season on the line and the team's future ownership still in doubt.

"This thing has touched a lot of people," said head coach Doc Rivers, "and, again, the people that didn't do anything are being harmed."

Once the NBA provides Sterling with a copy of the written charges against him, he'll have five days to reply. After that, the rest of the team owners will meet within 10 days to decide the next steps.

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Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1130679 May 3, 2014
Emeem wrote:
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Nice try dumbass.
US Inflation rates:
2004 - 3.3%
2005 - 3.4%
2006 - 2.5%
2007 - 4.1%
2008 - 0.1%
2009 - 2.7%
2010 - 1.5%
2011 - 3.0%
2012 - 1.7%
2013 -1.5%
2014 - 1.5%
http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/inflatio...
You obviously don't own a car or do the grocery shopping. You do understand that they remove fuel and food from the inflation numbers?
TheIndependentMa jority

Elyria, OH

#1130682 May 3, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
So now you morons want Obama to fill out job applications for people?
No need for that, the WE the People, NON fwee riding, NON parasite-robbinghoodieTic working class, have NO problem filling out that type of thing themelves.

You musta missed the little girl, handing Mrs O...her dads' resume recently.

Figures, as the TRUTH really does elude you occupy anyone else ghetto gutter under duh majerkal atmtwee squatter type losers.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1130683 May 3, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice try dumbass.
US Inflation rates:
2004 - 3.3%
2005 - 3.4%
2006 - 2.5%
2007 - 4.1%
2008 - 0.1%
2009 - 2.7%
2010 - 1.5%
2011 - 3.0%
2012 - 1.7%
2013 -1.5%
2014 - 1.5%
http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/inflatio...
They prove over and over that they will grasp and fetch from thin air or post any and everything that suits their agenda. Their obsession with the Obama administration is fanatical in nature, being daily fueled by the Fox morons which is their bible.

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Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1130685 May 3, 2014
More from Bloomberg:

Prices for shrimp have jumped to a 14-year high in recent months, spurred by a disease that’s ravaging the crustacean’s population. At Noodles & Co., a chain with locations across the country, it costs 29 percent more to add the shellfish to pastas this year, and shrimp-heavy dishes at places like the Cheesecake Factory Inc. are going up as well.

Restaurant chains, already struggling with shaky U.S. consumer confidence, are taking a profit hit as prices climb. Even worse, the surge is happening during the season of Lent, when eateries rely on seafood to lure Christian diners who abstain from chicken, beef and pork on certain days.

“It’s coming at a tough time for the industry,” said Andrew Barish, a San Francisco-based analyst at Jefferies LLC.“With the Lenten season, what you’ll see out there is a lot of promotions with seafood, and usually shrimp is a big part of that.”

In March, shrimp prices jumped 61 percent from a year earlier, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The climb is mainly due to a bacterial disease known as early mortality syndrome. While the ailment has no effect on humans, it’s wreaking havoc on young shrimp farmed in Southeast Asia, shrinking supplies.

***

James Johnson, a Jewel-Osco supermarket shopper in Chicago, has noticed the price increase. He’s been cutting back on one of his favorite dishes -- shrimp and potato soup -- because of the cost.

“I haven’t made it in a while,” the 29-year-old said.“Shrimp looks expensive.”

***
At Noodles, it now costs $3.34 to add the shellfish to a meal of pasta or pad thai, compared with $2.59 last year.

“We still want to at least offer it as choice,” Chief Executive Officer Kevin Reddy said in a phone interview.“As soon as the costs begin to normalize, we’ll return to the regular price.”
Ah yes, because retailers are always so willing to lower costs...

So for all those whose sustenance includes iPads and LCD TVs, or heaven forbid the pink slime known as fast food - you are in luck: the BLS' hedonic adjustments mean the rate of price increase in your daily consumption has rarely been lower. For everyone else: our condolences.

Patrick

United States

#1130686 May 3, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok; did you read that Gingrich called for public ownership of sports teams? Sounds pretty socialist to me!!!!!
RINO most likely

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Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1130687 May 3, 2014
Soaring Prices Fuel Frustrations Among Weary Argentines
By JONATHAN GILBERTMARCH 13, 2014

BUENOS AIRES — Diego Gómez scurried around the food market, a labyrinth of bustling stalls in a gritty neighborhood far from the elegant avenues of central Buenos Aires. He did not stay long.

“My salary isn’t enough for anything,” said Mr. Gómez, 58, a blacksmith and father of four who earns less than $800 a month. After a few modest purchases, he left the market and headed home.

“It’s unfair that we suffer,” he added, referring to the increase in prices that followed a 19 percent devaluation in January of Argentina’s currency, the peso, which sent shock waves through emerging markets.

Mr. Gómez’s situation is common in Argentina as residents grapple with one of the world’s highest inflation rates, tilling the ground for social unrest, including a strike by schoolteachers and police sit-ins that led to widespread looting.

“Society is fragile; everything is hanging by a thread,” said Carlos F. De Angelis, a sociologist at the University of Buenos Aires who specializes in public opinion.“Inflation is the No. 1 concern.”
Patrick

United States

#1130688 May 3, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You obviously don't own a car or do the grocery shopping. You do understand that they remove fuel and food from the inflation numbers?
and the remove Republicans from the White House
-Angela

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1130689 May 3, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You obviously don't own a car or do the grocery shopping. You do understand that they remove fuel and food from the inflation numbers?
You do understand the price of groceries is up because of the drought caused by global warming. And the price of gas is reasonable as anyone who owns a car knows.
If you can't afford gas and food maybe you should get a loan at unbelievably low interest rates.
Life is great here in America, where do you live?

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