Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1383729 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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Jane Says

New York, NY

#817153 Dec 5, 2012
if the homeless voted, who do you think they'd have voted for? someone who redistributes fish caught by others or someone who wants to teach them how to fish?

The homeless plague- December 4, 2012

It hasn’t been a great week for the image of the city’s roving psychos.

The shoeless guy who was gifted with a pair of boots by a sympathetic cop has turned out to be a common chiseler with an apartment & a brace of taxpayer-funded benefits.

But it was a far worse week for NYers who are not roving psychos — in particular, a Queens man who was pushed to his death in front of a Q train by a maniac in the 47th St station.

& it was a frightening time for passengers on the # 6 train last Fri morning between 77th-68th sts. A nearly 6’ tall, white woman in a long off-white coat & densely matted hair (description provided as a public service) abruptly began spewing from mouth & nose. Her ghastly, interminable, long-range discharge (accompanied by cursing) chased riders into the next car the moment we reached the station. I couldn’t wait to get out of the subway at my final stop — ill-fated 47th-49th Street on the Q/N/R line.

But the 1st thing I saw on the sidewalk was a familiar outrage: hustlers hawking “just one penny” for the “homeless.”

3 yrs after cops broke up the phony “United Homeless Organization,” the thieves with their glass bottles are back in force — especially on on 7th Ave bet 48th & 50th.

The punks ply their trade within a few feet of an NYPD observation tower. The cops watching the crowds presumably have better things to do than interrupt the scam taking place right below their noses.

The 2 7th Ave blocks — increasingly also home to CD peddlers who surround tourists & demand $$ if they so much as look at the wares — have begun to resemble the bad, old Times Square.

“Street homelessness” has dropped 26% since ‘05, according to the Dept of Homeless Services, which also boasts that the ratio of street homeless to the overall city population, 1 to 2,506, is among the nation’s lowest.

That’s little comfort to citizens who now fear the sidewalk insane more than conventional muggers. & to a guy who walks several miles every day & rides the subways & buses more than most city bureaucrats do, there are suddenly more terrifying bums out there than I’ve seen in years.

That “homeless” beggars are free to hassle passersby even where cops gather in force speaks to our institutional, political & cultural resistance to facing reality: Maybe we can’t lock them up, but we sure can stop sentimentalizing, romanticizing & enabling them.

My fellow passengers who fled the spewing lady might have been among those I see every day give money to panhandlers only slightly less gruesome — especially those who play “jazz” on an out-of-tune trumpet.

I know, I know: It sounds so fascistic, so lacking in compassion, to deny small change to the suffering. After all, aren’t the shelters as full as they can be & the city’s capacity to deal with the crisis limited by finite resources?

But our compassion ought to be for the vast majority of citizens whose daily routines are warped by deranged, diseased, often violent & occasionally homicidal “homeless” who live on the street for reasons having nothing to do with an “affordable” housing shortage.

Fact: Not all, but many more than a few, are on the street because they like it there &/or because they’re mad, alcoholic &/or drug-addicted. That we can’t lock them up or institutionalize them en masse doesn’t require us to make them into folk heroes.

Of course, their enablers are legion —“advocates,” socialistically inclined lawyers, & media pundits nostalgic for the crack-ridden city of 25 years ago. But it’s time to set aside ideological malarkey in favor of acknowledging truths that are obvious to everyone else.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolu...

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#817154 Dec 5, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> A lot of them are paying it out to 8 quarters. That's two years you know. That means they will pay out zero dividends till after the midterms. People are going to sit on their money even more tighter than they have the last four years. You libtards have screwed the pooch big time this time.
Name those paying out 8 quarters of dividends now. They must have more faith in the economy than you & money to burn.

Why would people sit on their money. They will just seek other forms of investments.

These adjustments happened with every tax change.

If tax on dividends are of concern, investors will seek stock that pay fewer dividends but have higher growth.

Calm down Chicken Little.
Nanomaly

Egypt

#817155 Dec 5, 2012
You animal! You're not fit to clean that man's shoes! Why, I remember seeing him charge up San Juan hill carrying his wounded horse on his back and playing "Dixie" on a kazoo a small peasant child had given him in thanks for saving his baby sister from crocodiles... I suppose I've said too much already...
Nanomaly

Egypt

#817156 Dec 5, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
In addition, the money that they are using, or borrowing, to pay advance dividends will not be available for capital expansion.
The picture of "Capitalists" "expanding" is simply too tempting. You've had a few years to expand already, John, did you imagine we'd wait forever?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#817158 Dec 5, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> A lot of them are paying it out to 8 quarters. That's two years you know. That means they will pay out zero dividends till after the midterms. People are going to sit on their money even more tighter than they have the last four years. You libtards have screwed the pooch big time this time.
Larry Ellison of Oracle, a big Obama supporter, is personally dodging $50 million in Obama tax hikes by declaring an advance dividend.

Do as I say, not as I do.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#817159 Dec 5, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> A lot of them are paying it out to 8 quarters. That's two years you know. That means they will pay out zero dividends till after the midterms. People are going to sit on their money even more tighter than they have the last four years. You libtards have screwed the pooch big time this time.
They are doing that to avoid the obamacare tax. Do you suppose the cbo will have to reassess it's cost figures for obamacare?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#817161 Dec 5, 2012
LIBERAL_DRIVEL wrote:
Looks like I need to quit my AEROSPACE industry career and deliver pizzas like the 47 percent who voted for Obama...
Yeah, your job as wing nut is being eliminated.

But it's ok. You won't lose your stupidity or ignorance. They're yours to keep!
TSM

United States

#817162 Dec 5, 2012
OBAMA in July 2011 : We can raise $1.2 trillion in additional revenues, which could be accomplished without hiking tax rates. It could simply be accomplished by eliminating loopholes, eliminating some deductions and engaging in a tax reform process that could lower rates generally while broadening the base!!

Obama in 2012 rejects what he said in July 2011so I guess like Kerry (he was for it before he was against it) just a typical Liberal!!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#817165 Dec 5, 2012
lly whte wrote:
<quoted text> If you weren't so dumb, you might be amusing. Floriduh doesn't post from Pompano Beach, you self-made complete ass. Bwhahahahahahahahahaha...
Looks like he does now, eh nitwit??

It's your culture..........

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#817166 Dec 5, 2012
new yawk wrote:
<quoted text>
You get a promotion from penis licker?
dem never passes up a job opening.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#817167 Dec 5, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
In addition, the money that they are using, or borrowing, to pay advance dividends will not be available for capital expansion.
Between you & Flack, you can tell you have no business experience.

Actually, if all these corporations prepay two years worth of dividends, it would be a stimulus to the economy.
lily white

Pompano Beach, FL

#817169 Dec 5, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, your job as wing nut is being eliminated.
But it's ok. You won't lose your stupidity or ignorance. They're yours to keep!
That must mean that obammy be savin' your job as a wing nut. It be a good thang you ain't no FBI agent, since you're so bad at distinguishing posters. Bhahahahahahahaha...
IToldYouSo

O Fallon, MO

#817170 Dec 5, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Watched the whole thing. No nervous breakdown. Rove was being cautious after what happened with Bush before all the Ohio votes were counted.
He was fine and dandy when Obama won regardless.
The New York Times’ John Cassidy was convinced the hurricane secured the win for Obama. He wrote:
“After being behind in the national polls for most of October,[Obama] has now re-established a narrow lead. While there are a number of possible explanations for this turnaround, the most convincing is the simplest: his handling of Sandy has raised his standing, and his poll ratings.”
Reflecting a national trend of the numbers going in Obama’s favor since the hurricane, Obama’s lead on the east coast jumped from 9 to 21 points.
A Pew poll taken before the hurricane showed Romney and Obama neck-and-neck at 47% but the same polling firm had Obama ahead of Romney 48%-45% post-Sandy.
You lose. I win.
So I guess after both candidates and Superpacs collectively spent a couple billion dollars on attack adds, the Hurricane named Sandy is what gave President Obama an edge? I guess that act of God proved President Obama had the ability to act decisively.

Those that watch polls instead of what the candidates were actually doing must have been very surprised on November 6th. The GOP leaders must have learned something or just trying to do a better job at lying to the public. Suddenly, the Hispanic Community isn't a big of a problem as first thought. Higher Revenue isn't the end of the world and Grover Norquist is being called out as a complete DOLT.
lily white

Pompano Beach, FL

#817171 Dec 5, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Looks like he does now, eh nitwit??
It's your culture..........
yo blllackazz be wrong agin... Bwhahahahahahaha...
IToldYouSo

O Fallon, MO

#817173 Dec 5, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Boston's Suffolk University: More than a quarter of the nation says Fox is tops when it comes to who they trust the most and O'Reilly is the most believable.
The O'Reilly Factor is also the most watched cable news television program on American television.
I win. You lose.
And your point? Oh must be people that don't understand what's going in will believe anything.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#817175 Dec 5, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The budget and economic disaster coming in 2013 fits in with Obama's plan for the destruction of America and will just make Obama demand even higher taxes.
Yep!! The clowns are running the circus.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#817176 Dec 5, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Dave, you are just too dense to understand, so why bother trying to explain.
Guys like you who own no stock, receive no dividends, and realize no capital gains are just bystanders who are not even participants in the economy.
So, just collect your government pension and have a nice life.
I understand just fine. You & Flack, on the other hand, don't have a clue.

You two act like no one ever owned stock prior to the Bush tax cuts.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#817179 Dec 5, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
No different than ads being targeted on your computer based on your searches.
Except they can't hear or see what you are doing when not on the computer. That will be 24/7.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#817182 Dec 5, 2012
IToldYouSo wrote:
<quoted text>
And your point? Oh must be people that don't understand what's going in will believe anything.
Remember the CNN Effect? Back when the first cable news network had the field to itself, scholars used to argue about its impact on foreign policy. Some said that CNN's 24/7 coverage forced the U.S. government to act too quickly in response to graphic TV images and public pressure. How high-minded that seems in a cable news world that's now under the influence of the Fox News Effect.

Fox News Channel's impact on TV news has been so pervasive and profound that it's hard to believe the network is only 10 years old. FNC's flashy graphics, frenetic pace and opinionated hosts have spawned imitators across the spectrum. Compare CNN's Lou Dobbs today — with his on-camera rants about immigration and outsourcing — to the staid Dobbs who anchored the old "Moneyline," and it's obvious he's been "Foxified." Check out MSNBC's multilayered graphics, complete with scrolling text and whooshing sound effects, and the Fox imprint is clear.

None of that seemed likely when FNC launched. CNN was well established, and two-month-old MSNBC was seen as the comer, with its corporate backing and established news pedigree. CNN's Ted Turner boasted that he'd squash Fox News "like a bug." Even the head of Fox News admits it started way behind. "We had no newsgathering operation..no studios, no equipment, no employees, no stars, no talent and no confidence from anybody," Roger Ailes is quoted as saying in Scott Collins' book, "Crazy Like a Fox."

But the new channel did have two things the other guys lacked: a target audience and a visionary leader. Ailes, a former political consultant for Republican candidates, knew exactly what he wanted Fox to be, and it definitely wasn't a clone of the other two. While planning the new channel, he claims to have watched CNN for a solid week and found it excruciatingly boring.

http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp...
Homer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#817183 Dec 5, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Homer can play the word game all he chooses, but the reality is that higher tax rates will hurt the economy.
Why would anyone harvest a profit in a stock when the government, federal and state, will take almost 50% of the profit? Better to wait for a more rational tax system.
Let the tax cuts for the rich expire, besides it'll be fun to watch you squeal.

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