Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1565582 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#825144 Dec 18, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>I've seen some terrifying behavior from a kid who was mentally abused by his father. The kid eventually became violent and broke out every window in their house in a seriously scary rampage. The boy acted better when medicated but when he came off got worse. I felt sorry for the dad until I caught him tormenting the kid one day. It was ugly. The boy started slapping himself and tearing at his face and hair like a dog that had a snout full of porcupine quills. Things got worse after that.
For all we know "evil" could have started with "mom". We may never know how bad thoughts started in the Lanza kid, and most of us will never understand why he felt compelled to kill more than just his mom and himself. I don't understand it.
Probably no point even trying to understand such an irrational act.

The shooter is dead, so everything is just guesswork and pet theories to suit political viewpoints.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#825145 Dec 18, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Tell that to a 72 yr.old lady who lives alone in a bad section of a city, and has had the home she owns, vandalized and burglarized more than once. Get a clue...
"Chicagoan by Birth"
The last thing "nobama 2012" wants is the old lady or anyone else to be armed. It would make his job much harder and more dangerous. As one who vandalizes he knows the value of an unarmed citizenary.
Peace
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#825146 Dec 18, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
this is going to leave a mark...
Hagel Is a Republican, But Itís Easy to Understand Why He Wouldnít Be One Now
John McCain denies that Hagel is a Republican:
McCain scoffed at claims that Hagel would be a Republican voice in a mostly Democratic Cabinet, saying to ďallege that Hagel is somehow a Republican ó that is a hard one to swallow.Ē
Some of this could be explained by McCainís bitterness that Hagel didnít support him in 2008, but this also happens to be representative of a lot of Republicansí views of Hagel. Because Hagel rejected some of the failed and hard-line policies of more hawkish Republicans, and because he hasnít been willing to adopt the party line on certain foreign policy issues, the people who helped wreck the party with their awful foreign policy ideas no longer consider him to be one of them. If being a Republican required one to embrace McCainís preference for reckless and aggressive policies, there would be no incentive for foreign policy realists and skeptics to belong to the party. Fortunately for the Republicans, that isnít the case, and there is a Republican foreign policy tradition of prudence and restraint waiting to be revived. Unfortunately, some of the people most likely to revive it have been effectively exiled from the party, which has the effect of making things worse in the near term.
Of course, Hagel is a Republican for as long as he is registered that way and wants to claim the label, and he obviously belongs to a tradition of Republican internationalism with which he consciously identifies. The question to ask might be: why would someone like Hagel still want to be associated with the GOP in its current state? As necessary and desirable as reform of Republican foreign policy is, there is a danger that the GOPís foreign policy maladies will grow worse in response to Hagelís likely nomination in the near term before they are remedied. Perhaps this is a necessary stage in the cure of these maladies, as Hagelís nomination could provide the occasion to expose and then discredit the fanaticism of Republican hard-liners.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
ya'll let me know when liberals start talking about other liberals in that tone of voice.
What does all this matter as to whether Hagel will be a good Secretary of Defense?

On balance, probably the best that could be expected of Obama.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#825147 Dec 18, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>One high functioning autistic like Lanza said that her inability to relate to others left her feeling like "an anthropologist on Mars".
" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism#Social_de... ;
I suspect that this kid had been threatened with commitment by mom for some time and he likely freaked the way an astronaut would if his EVA tether broke...infinitely alone. Mom was his tether to this world.
You and I will likely never know the terror this kid felt.
The link describes how autistic children find it difficult to bond with anybody but their care givers.
That may explain killing the mother, but not much else.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#825148 Dec 18, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>yeap, get ready for Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB), or Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act to be reinstated which is going to cost the Democrats politically.
Obama specifically avoided any mention of gun control in both campaigns and in his first term.

Many gun owners are one-issue voters.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#825149 Dec 18, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Get ready for the FFPA Federal Firearms Prohibition Act of 2013 which will ban the private ownership of ALL deadly firearms.
Also known as "The Safety for Criminals Act of 2013."

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#825150 Dec 18, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Get ready for the FFPA Federal Firearms Prohibition Act of 2013 which will ban the private ownership of ALL deadly firearms.
it will be shot down because of the SCOTUS Ruling in Mcdonald Vs Chicago besides the US Constitution would have to amended just like they did for Alcohol with the 18th amendment and 21st amendment that repealed the 18th amendment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald_v._Chic...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#825151 Dec 18, 2012
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text>so in your mind the servant is more important than the people he works for. Yep , your libtarded.
Obama is not a servant, just an employee.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#825152 Dec 18, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>it will be shot down because of the SCOTUS Ruling in Mcdonald Vs Chicago besides the US Constitution would have to amended just like they did for Alcohol with the 18th amendment and 21st amendment that repealed the 18th amendment.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald_v._Chic...
No point offering a rational response to an Obama troll.
Politics_Kid

Neoga, IL

#825153 Dec 18, 2012
Actually, our stock market has become a lot better now that we have Obama. Check out the stats, since this guy can explain them better than I can.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#825154 Dec 18, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama specifically avoided any mention of gun control in both campaigns and in his first term.
Many gun owners are one-issue voters.
Obama is Smarter than everybody thinks because he knows himself that the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB), or Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act passed by the Democrats cost them control of both the House & the Senate and if they could pass a similar measure it would cost the Democrats politically again only difference now is the Democrats are playing politics to their base and know that the Republican controlled House which they know will kill any measure from the Democrat Controlled Senate which I really dont think Democrats will risk their political position like the did in 1994 they just want to make their base happy.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#825155 Dec 18, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Obama is Smarter than everybody thinks because he knows himself that the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB), or Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act passed by the Democrats cost them control of both the House & the Senate and if they could pass a similar measure it would cost the Democrats politically again only difference now is the Democrats are playing politics to their base and know that the Republican controlled House which they know will kill any measure from the Democrat Controlled Senate which I really dont think Democrats will risk their political position like the did in 1994 they just want to make their base happy.
Something will pass to make everybody feel good, but it won't make any difference.

SSDD
carol

Oviedo, FL

#825156 Dec 18, 2012
Decided to just post a few Christmas videos to replace the countdown this week. This is the first one.



"Be someone's miracle this Christmas."
carol

Oviedo, FL

#825157 Dec 18, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, so this is how you admit you were lying?
The KKK had a reputation of lynching.

If Byrd didn't do it himself, he was associated with those who did.

Wouldn't that be called guilt by association?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#825158 Dec 18, 2012
carol wrote:
Decided to just post a few Christmas videos to replace the countdown this week. This is the first one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =jHUYllHJzUgXX
"Be someone's miracle this Christmas."
Merry Christmas, but be ready for more abuse.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#825159 Dec 18, 2012
AFP - France should allow doctors to "accelerate the coming of death" for terminally ill patients, a report to President Francois Hollande recommended Tuesday.

Hollande referred the report to a national council on medical ethics which will examine the precise circumstances under which such steps could be authorised with a view to producing draft legislation by June 2013.

"The existing legislation does not meet the legitimate concerns expressed by people who are gravely and incurably ill," Hollande said.

The report said physicians should be allowed to authorise interventions that ensure quicker deaths for terminal patients in three specific sets of circumstances.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#825160 Dec 18, 2012
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text>so in your mind the servant is more important than the people he works for. Yep , your libtarded.
He is our President you dork. Of course he is more important than you are. He is the leader of the free world. You are nothing. You are expendable. President Obama is not.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#825161 Dec 18, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP)-- An independent panel charged with investigating the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has concluded that systematic management and leadership failures at the State Department led to "grossly" inadequate security at the mission in Benghazi.

"Systematic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place," the panel said.
Obama 2016

Virginia Beach, VA

#825162 Dec 18, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama is not a servant, just an employee.
President Obama is the greatest, most powerful, most important person in the world. You are an insignificant speck.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#825163 Dec 18, 2012
AFP - Belgium is considering a significant change to its decade-old euthanasia law that would allow minors and Alzheimer's sufferers to seek permission to die.

The proposed changes to the law were submitted to parliament Tuesday by the Socialist party and are likely to be approved by other parties, although no date has yet been put forward for a parliamentary debate.

"The idea is to update the law to take better account of dramatic situations and extremely harrowing cases we must find a response to," party leader Thierry Giet said.

The draft legislation calls for "the law to be extended to minors if they are capable of discernment or affected by an incurable illness or suffering that we cannot alleviate."

Belgium was the second country in the world after the Netherlands to legalise euthanasia in 2002 but it applies only to people over the age of 18.

Socialist Senator Philippe Mahoux, who helped draft the proposed changes, said there had been cases of adolescents who "had the capacity to decide" their future.

He said parliamentarians would also consider extended mercy-killing to people suffering from Alzheiner's-type illnesses.

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