Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394703 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 2

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1130836 May 3, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Bull, you are simply another Foxbot willing to believe all bad and nothing good. How many hearing have you idiots had and with nothing to show, not one single thing. Just a bunch of whiney azzed baggers pretending that they are sooooo concerned when far worse has happened to most of their recent presidents. Using our dead as political pawns. Despicable.
"poop"
hilarious clinton, who cares, they are dead, get over it. Your hero, president nobama's mantra. to date not a single person has been brought to justice. The boy president promised to get the tho0se responsible. To date nothing. Oh, well, just another lie on the presidents part. It is easy to see why you are such a fan of the president, he is much like you, unable to open his mouth without lying.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
PS: Is this the summer your bio/fantasy will be released?
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1130837 May 3, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"woodendick000"
The general who testified points out the lies in your recent posts. Of course you know all and know the general is lying.
Your hero, president nobama stated that he would track down the killers. To date not a thing.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
What's one more issue that you don't have a clue about? Bush also said that Bin Ladin could run but not hide....How did that work out for that moron..Of course I'm asking one moron about another.I trust Obamas word a hell of a lot more than Bush, that's for sure.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1130838 May 3, 2014
Emeem wrote:
Terrible news for Republicans, America is doing great!
Unemployment down to 6.3%
Car sales up 8%
Consumer spending up .9%(Fastest pace in nine years!)
Economy soars as right wing morons whine and chase phony conspiracies.
"Economy soars"????

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.. ..

Pull your head out from your crotch, brutha...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1130839 May 3, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"poop"
hilarious clinton, who cares, they are dead, get over it. Your hero, president nobama's mantra. to date not a single person has been brought to justice. The boy president promised to get the tho0se responsible. To date nothing. Oh, well, just another lie on the presidents part. It is easy to see why you are such a fan of the president, he is much like you, unable to open his mouth without lying.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
PS: Is this the summer your bio/fantasy will be released?
perhaps our gov;t was too busy with your partisan witch hunts to actually go after the people who attacked us..i notice i have never seen you actually condeming those who attacked us, just hose who saved over thirty people..

please replace the flowers when you are done dancing on teh graves of those brave americans who died serving you...
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1130840 May 3, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"poop"
hilarious clinton, who cares, they are dead, get over it. Your hero, president nobama's mantra. to date not a single person has been brought to justice. The boy president promised to get the tho0se responsible. To date nothing. Oh, well, just another lie on the presidents part. It is easy to see why you are such a fan of the president, he is much like you, unable to open his mouth without lying.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
PS: Is this the summer your bio/fantasy will be released?
Keep obsessing and lying dumbazz. I love just how little control you actually have.. LMAO
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1130841 May 3, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone in need of medical attention can find a way to the closest free health clinic or an ER.
Don't be so dramatic.
However, I have the same medical coverage millions of others have - employer-based.
May I ask how are you covered?
Frankly, you should be more concerned about those losing what they have for something they can't afford after the employer mandate kicks in...decreed now, of course, to take effect AFTER the elections.
We were set to lose our employer coverage January 2015. Got the letter and everything. We might now be able to hang on to it for another year. Even so, my care will be free under ObamaCare. Substandard, but free.
Lies lies and more lies from the thread sociopath.

The ambulance or life flight chopper can find the hospital__and with luck they might arrive before the patient expires.And then the patient or the insurer will pay (LOL) for that transport less the deductible of course. The baby that is transported to the nearest hospital and then later transported to Arnold Palmer by life flight will never get a bill__the parent(s) will__if they have an address.

How is your care substandard under ObamaCare when you don't even subscribe to ObamaCare? Please be specific.

May I ask how much (pretax) Hubs has deducted each month for his employer based BC/BS that covers both you and he???
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1130842 May 3, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Why do you think it's classified fkface?
Why did Issa nearly sht himself when a (D) committee member asked Hilary that very question while she was sworn in and on national television? Why was Petreaus's testimony behind closed doors? WTF was the CIA doing in Benghazi?
Paula Broadwell (remember her?) said that the CIA annex was being used to hold prisoners.
since you claim to know, pal, why not tell everyone....

the obvious conclusion is that Stevens was trying to cover up US arms supply to the Libyan rebels...

and that must be "classified" for political reasons....

and covered up when it falls through....
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1130843 May 3, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
"You will know them by their fruits."
~Jesus Christ
Anyone can hide behind Christianity to pursue any agenda or for any purpose.
But you and sonic should really focus on the New Testament. It changed everything. You'll know what Christianity is all about. Before Christ's coming in the New Testament and the first churches, there was only Judaism and the Old Law.
Okay Carol let's take a look at some of the fruits of your GOP;
Millions of Americans are being denied access to health coverage because Republican governors and legislatures have refused Medicaid expansion in their states; some 750,000 in Florida alone. One of them, Charlene Dill, a 32-year-old mother of three, died as a result.
Senate Republicans in the Senate blocked legislation that would have raised the minimum wage and pulled millions out of poverty.
And let's not forget the Ryan budget that would further enrich the already wealthy on the backs of the middle class and poor and was called immoral by the leaders of his own church.
If anyone should read the New Testament it's you Carol. You may call yourself a Christian but you're not even close. You're a fraud.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1130844 May 3, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>in fact, if enough of the other owners agree to force the sale, there is perfectly sound legal ground.
do you ever read a paper or a news feed?
there are no legal grounds in the NBA bylaws....

the owners have the power to force a sale, but only for specified reasons....

the media coverage never focuses on the legal issues.....

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1130847 May 3, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
since you claim to know, pal, why not tell everyone....
the obvious conclusion is that Stevens was trying to cover up US arms supply to the Libyan rebels...
and that must be "classified" for political reasons....
and covered up when it falls through....
really? how is that the "obvious conclusion"?

no facts to back it up, huh?

what a tool

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1130848 May 3, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
there are no legal grounds in the NBA bylaws....
the owners have the power to force a sale, but only for specified reasons....
the media coverage never focuses on the legal issues.....
so you can join an association the A in the NBA, without obeying their bylaws?

sure pal..
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1130849 May 3, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
The money changers desecrating the temple really tee'ed off the Savior.
It'd be like a business trying to make a buck inside a church.
But capitalism isn't a religion. It's an economic system that actually works if the government minds its own business and only provides minimal oversight to protect consumers.
So not sure what your "point" is exactly.
WRONG AGAIN STUPID! Capitalism with minimal government oversight led to the Great Depression. The lack of oversight over the mortgage backed securities and debt default swap markets also led to the last recession.
Once again you're demonstrating as you do on a daily basis that you don't know what the hell you're talking about.

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Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1130850 May 3, 2014
Bye-Bye Medicaid Asset Test*
April 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm Austin Frakt
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) goes a long way toward simplifying Medicaid eligibility. Go try and figure it out from the legislative language and you’re not likely to believe me. Fortunately, Joy Johnson Wilson, Health Policy Director for the National Conference of State Legislatures, has done the dirty work. In a handy document Wilson summarizes Medicaid and CHIP provisions in the new law and compares them to current law.

In particular, on page 8 Wilson notes that the ACA “[r]equires states to use a net income standard (no asset or resource test, no income disregards) to determine [Medicaid] eligibility.” Yep, you read that right, bye-bye asset test. Hello simple income test. The new federal income eligibility threshold will be 133% of the federal poverty level (effective 1/1/14).

Essentially, the Medicaid expansion under the ACA will broaden Medicaid eligibility for low-income, non-elderly adults without regard to assets. A major exception for that age group are those with incomes above the threshold but with high out-of-pocket medical costs. Such individuals will be required to spend their assets down to the existing asset limit, which varies by state and is typically a few thousand dollars.

There are a few other caveats. Existing rules, including the asset tests, will continue to apply for individuals obtaining Medicaid eligibility through another program (e.g. foster care children, or SSI/SSDI recipients) and the elderly.

Medicaid qualification just got a whole lot easier (or, rather, it will in 2014).

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Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1130852 May 3, 2014
Fine print: State can seize your assets to pay for care after you’re forced into Medicaid by Obamacare
POSTED AT 9:41 PM ON DECEMBER 16, 2013 BY MARY KATHARINE HAM
My, this is an unpleasant consequence of Obamacare. I’m not going to call it unintended because in its current form, it potentially earns a bunch of money for states, so I’m pretty sure that’s intentional. What I think is unintentional is anyone noticing this is what they’re up to.
But the Seattle Times noticed:
It wasn’t the moonlight, holiday-season euphoria or family pressure that made Sophia Prins and Gary Balhorn, both 62, suddenly decide to get married.
It was the fine print.
As fine print is wont to do, it had buried itself in a long form — Balhorn’s application for free health insurance through the expanded state Medicaid program. As the paperwork lay on the dining-room table in Port Townsend, Prins began reading.
She was shocked: If you’re 55 or over, Medicaid can come back after you’re dead and bill your estate for ordinary health-care expenses.
The way Prins saw it, that meant health insurance via Medicaid is hardly “free” for Washington residents 55 or older. It’s a loan, one whose payback requirements aren’t well advertised. And it penalizes people who, despite having a low income, have managed to keep a home or some savings they hope to pass to heirs, Prins said.
So, here’s the deal. There used to be a provision whereby the state could recuperate funds spent on a Medicaid patient post-55 years old from whatever assets he owned. So, a low-income individual in nursing home care after age 55 might pass away and his kids would find out the family home or car of whatever he had to his name had to be bought back from the state if they wanted it. It’s called estate recovery, and sounds pretty shady if it’s not boldly advertised as the terms for Medicaid enrollment, which is most definitely is not.
Before the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, there weren’t that many people in Medicaid who had much in the way of assets for seizing. But now that Medicaid enrollment requirements have been relaxed, more people with assets but low income are joining the program or being forced into it. For instance, a couple in their 50s who, say, retired early after losing jobs in the bad economy may have assets but show a very low income. Under Obamacare, if their income is low enough to qualify for Medicaid, they must enroll in Medicaid unless they want to buy totally unsubsidized coverage in the now-inflated individual market. As teh Times notes, this is no small difference:
People cannot receive a tax credit to subsidize their purchase of a private health plan if their income qualifies them for Medicaid, said Bethany Frey, spokeswoman for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.
But they could buy a health plan without a tax credit, she added.
For someone age 55 to 64 at the Medicaid-income level — below $15,856 a year — it’s quite a jump from free Medicaid health insurance to an unsubsidized individual plan. Premiums in King County for an age 60 non-tobacco user for the most modest plan run from $451 to $859 per month.
The couple in the Times story was able to marry, combine their incomes, and get out of the Medicaid trap. Others will not be so lucky, and may not even read the fine print:
Prins, an artist, and Balhorn, a retired fisherman-turned-tango instructor, separately qualified for health insurance through Medicaid based on their sole incomes.
But if they were married, they calculated, they could “just squeak by” with enough income to qualify for a subsidized health plan — and avoid any encumbrance on the home they hope to leave to Prins’ two sons.

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Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1130853 May 3, 2014
For no one else in the world is it a-okay to give low-income people a loan that might endanger their family’s assets and not even clearly inform them they’re getting a loan.

This Daily Kos diarist has a nice write-up (I know) on the toll this could take on lower and middle-class people looking for relief and getting what amounts to a surprise predatory loan instead:

We haven’t had lots of people younger than 65 on Medicaid, because in most states simply earning less than the Federal Poverty Level did not qualify one for Medicaid.

And we haven’t had many people with lots of assets on Medicaid, because in most places you have to have less than around $2400 to your name before Medicaid will cover you. You can keep your house and your car, but Medicaid reserves the right to put liens on them and take them when you die.

But now we have the Affordable Care Act, and its expectation that everyone in the lower tier of income will end up in the Medicaid system. To accomplish this, they have dropped the asset test. So now we will have lots of people ages 55-64, who have assets but not a lot of income right now, for whatever reason, on Medicaid.

The kicker of it is, if you make the right amount to qualify for a subsidized health insurance plan, your costs are going to be shared and subsidized by the government. But if you go on Medicaid, you owe the entire amount that Medicaid spends on you from the day you turn 55…

How will this play out? No one knows, as far as I can tell. But it is easy to see how this could become a real problem. If someone is low income and goes on Medicaid, will Medicaid put a lien on their house? If they need to sell their house and move, will they then lose all their equity in paying off the lien? Will people get hit with bills and liens for many thousands of dollars, even if they were healthy and hardly ever went to the doctor?

The fact that this is being treated with seriousness at Kos is an indication of how large a liability it could be for this government program. Washington is scrambling to change the law. No doubt other states will start looking at their implementation of this part of Obamacare. But there will be people caught unaware that their houses effectively belong to the government because the government forced them into Medicaid coverage. You’re welcome!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1130854 May 3, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
since you claim to know, pal, why not tell everyone....
the obvious conclusion is that Stevens was trying to cover up US arms supply to the Libyan rebels...
and that must be "classified" for political reasons....
and covered up when it falls through....
So then__why the congressional hearings?

Why all the FOX News devotion?

Wasn't it you that decided that the CIA was only there to round up stray manpads?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1130855 May 3, 2014
flack wrote:
Bye-Bye Medicaid Asset Test*
April 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm Austin Frakt
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) goes a long way toward simplifying Medicaid eligibility. Go try and figure it out from the legislative language and you’re not likely to believe me. Fortunately, Joy Johnson Wilson, Health Policy Director for the National Conference of State Legislatures, has done the dirty work. In a handy document Wilson summarizes Medicaid and CHIP provisions in the new law and compares them to current law.
In particular, on page 8 Wilson notes that the ACA “[r]equires states to use a net income standard (no asset or resource test, no income disregards) to determine [Medicaid] eligibility.” Yep, you read that right, bye-bye asset test. Hello simple income test. The new federal income eligibility threshold will be 133% of the federal poverty level (effective 1/1/14).
Essentially, the Medicaid expansion under the ACA will broaden Medicaid eligibility for low-income, non-elderly adults without regard to assets. A major exception for that age group are those with incomes above the threshold but with high out-of-pocket medical costs. Such individuals will be required to spend their assets down to the existing asset limit, which varies by state and is typically a few thousand dollars.
There are a few other caveats. Existing rules, including the asset tests, will continue to apply for individuals obtaining Medicaid eligibility through another program (e.g. foster care children, or SSI/SSDI recipients) and the elderly.
Medicaid qualification just got a whole lot easier (or, rather, it will in 2014).
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Maybe you should just change your screen name to SHARE. it would save the rest of us the agony of trying to figure out if it's Flack or Lameorex.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1130856 May 3, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Having problems with reality again? Silver is enforcing the terms of the franchise agreement__the ball is in Sterling's court now__he can negotiate the sale of the Clippers to the highest bidder, sue the NBA and lose at which time the NBA will sell the team to whoever it chooses regardless of price.
And who are all these Jew sports owners__I'm scratching my head try to figure out who they are? How about putting up a list for us eh?
wrong...

the NBA constitution lists ten specific grounds for revoking a franchise, and this case does not fit any of them....

contract language has meaning....

start with the owner of the Miami Heat....

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Level 4

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1130857 May 3, 2014
flack wrote:
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.
Black racism is alive and thriving today and it's only getting worse with people like NAACP, Magic Negro and the Jesse Sharptons bloodsucking off of it.

This story should have been a quick 15 minute blurb on TMZ and then died. He made racist remarks. So do black celebrities all the time. Discuss it. Criticize it. Now let's move on.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1130858 May 3, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Who would attack the poor and wish for anyone to suffer and die?
You, sir, take far too many liberties with false accusations.
So why did Rick Scott and your Republican legislature as well as those in other states refuse Medicaid expansion that would have provided healthcare coverage and leave millions without access to healthcare coverage? Why did Charlene Dill have to die because they were engaging in political posturing?

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