Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1660613 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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“I've visited all 57 states!”

Since: Mar 12

Jivetown

#826442 Dec 20, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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Be careful when you start talking logic, it scares a few of them off. I think you are a hunter as I have seen from some of the posts would it make a huge difference to you not being able to use an assault weapon to go deer hunting? I doubt it.
They have all but banned hunting in the U.K. Ask the insane white haired thread gun nut how he feels about that if you want to see a hypocrite sqirm.
new yawk

Buffalo, NY

#826443 Dec 20, 2012
Yeah! What kind of malarkey were YOU pedaling back in 2008 ?!?

Biden bin Beretta !?!

VP Joe Biden wrote:
Hi folks!! I'm hard at work with my task force to reduce gun violence, and I wondered if anyone here had any questions or comments?

“I've visited all 57 states!”

Since: Mar 12

Jivetown

#826444 Dec 20, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
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"flack"
Be kind!!!!!
"jean" just got out of rehab. We do not want lose her, the bs she spews is always good for a chuckle.
Peace
Good one, Eed.
forks_make_us_fa t

United States

#826445 Dec 20, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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If it was really about what the founders intended then every household should be armed with a single shot musket loader rifle. That would comply and the baseball bat as a side arm.
No matter how you cherry pick stats, the over all stats are the real truth. No other country in the world has more die of gunshot wounds than the USA even by per head of population. The middle east is the only close competitor at the moment. Can you imagine for instance if China let its population have guns. I'm sure that would add to their civil order with a population of that size.
Which is what you don't seem to fatham, the population at the time the constitution was drawn lup was about 80 times less than what it is now. A monumental difference, especially when you consider how much infrastructure was in place at the time. No FBI, No homeland security, No LA PD, NO CIA, No Massive military that is best equiped on the planet. Yet you feel you need MORE protection ?????
When everyone else with common sense translates it as my family would feel a lot safer if people like you didn't own a gun.
You need to know that several nations have higher rates of death due to firearms...

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countr...

Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#826446 Dec 20, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Be careful when you start talking logic, it scares a few of them off. I think you are a hunter as I have seen from some of the posts would it make a huge difference to you not being able to use an assault weapon to go deer hunting? I doubt it.
No one needs an assault rifle or even a semi-automatic to hunt. Bolt action rifles are more accurate and not as likely to jam up.
This gun control debate is all about fear. You can almost see these right wing guys trembling as they post here.(See Subversive Barry above.)

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#826447 Dec 20, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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That's what I meant; obstacles won't be a deterrant, just like the death penalty isn't. The person is determined to kill and not worried about consequences.
Do we institutionalize those who are deemed a potential danger to society?
"silly"
For the most part we do not institutionalize those with mental problems. There are to damn many attorneys working to keep them on the street. Then if they commit an atrocity those same attorneys blame it on an unfair society.
Peace

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#826449 Dec 20, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Fox does scare me.
"homo"
No one is surprized you are scared. It takes a real "man" to admit he is afraid of a news and commentary outlet.
Peace
new yawk

Buffalo, NY

#826450 Dec 20, 2012
Yeah! What kind of malarkey were YOU pedaling back in 2008 ?!?

Biden bin Beretta !?! Eh, ye hippo-crite !!!

VP Joe Biden wrote:
Hi folks!! I'm hard at work with my task force to reduce gun violence, and I wondered if anyone here had any questions or comments?
forks_make_us_fa t

United States

#826452 Dec 20, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
He answered the question perfectly, and it's ironic that anything posted that makes sense is considered Liberal thinking. lol
How many times to greet the UPS guy dropping a parcel off with a Ak47 and that is the whole point. When you need a gun to protect yourself (so called) then 9 times out of 10 it won't be available. The rest of the time it's in a draw or glove box somewhere waiting for kids to get a hold of it and shoot their brother.
We get it...
you are either afraid of things that go bang or....
Your criminal record is holdurng you back...
forks_make_us_fa t

United States

#826455 Dec 20, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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So, when they discover that a faulty switch might make your Ford explode, they should not make Ford recall them because after all, what's a few blown up car owners when so many die in accidents anyway.
When it was discovered that certain over the counter drugs were being utilized to make crack, I guess they should have said, so what. Making these over the counter remidies harder to get won't stop the drug trade, so why bother.
What in earth would make someone...anyone need crack cocaine?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#826457 Dec 20, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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That isn't the only thing those morons have in common.
"dumos"
You like those of you ilk are morons. There are things you have in common, you are also liars, dancers, dodgers, racists, hypocrites, haters and bigots.
Peace
forks_make_us_fa t

United States

#826459 Dec 20, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
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No one needs an assault rifle or even a semi-automatic to hunt. Bolt action rifles are more accurate and not as likely to jam up.
This gun control debate is all about fear. You can almost see these right wing guys trembling as they post here.(See Subversive Barry above.)
No one needs to smoke marijuana after 60 years of PSAs from the Surgeon General warning us about the dangers of smoking...
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#826461 Dec 20, 2012
Republicans push us toward depression

This isn't good news for Republicans because a large majority (53 percent to 38 percent) of the electorate blames George W. Bush not Barack Obama for the condition of today's economy.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#826466 Dec 20, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, when they discover that a faulty switch might make your Ford explode, they should not make Ford recall them because after all, what's a few blown up car owners when so many die in accidents anyway.
When it was discovered that certain over the counter drugs were being utilized to make crack, I guess they should have said, so what. Making these over the counter remidies harder to get won't stop the drug trade, so why bother.
Your analo

gies are as hillarious as my lazy spelling.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#826468 Dec 20, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
No one needs an assault rifle or even a semi-automatic to hunt. Bolt action rifles are more accurate and not as likely to jam up.
This gun control debate is all about fear. You can almost see these right wing guys trembling as they post here.(See Subversive Barry above.)
You don't "need" to hunt either now crazy guy, do you?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#826470 Dec 20, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
Republicans push us toward depression
This isn't good news for Republicans because a large majority (53 percent to 38 percent) of the electorate blames George W. Bush not Barack Obama for the condition of today's economy.
Still trying that lame blame game. Link? From media matters? LOL
RUSH10ME

Urbanna, VA

#826471 Dec 20, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, when they discover that a faulty switch might make your Ford explode, they should not make Ford recall them because after all, what's a few blown up car owners when so many die in accidents anyway.
When it was discovered that certain over the counter drugs were being utilized to make crack, I guess they should have said, so what. Making these over the counter remidies harder to get won't stop the drug trade, so why bother.
Dumb Dave when did cocaine and baking soda become over the counter drugs?? As DuPont would say you are an idiot.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#826472 Dec 20, 2012
Beating idiots over the head with logic...

PROPERLY PRESCRIBED MEDICATION is the fourth leading cause of death in America....

"...hospitalized patients had serious ADRs and 106000 (76000-137000) had fatal ADRs, making these reactions between the fourth and sixth leading cause of death."

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#826476 Dec 20, 2012
Larry Alan Burns, the federal district judge in San Diego who just last month sentenced Tuscon shooter Jared Lee Loughner to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years in federal prison, is no darling of the gun control movement.

Burns is a self-described conservative, appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush, and he agrees with the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia vs. Heller, which held that the 2nd Amendment gives Americans the right to own guns for self-defense. He is also a gun owner.

But while sentencing Loughner in November, Burns questioned the need for high-capacity magazines like the one Loughner had in his Glock, and said he regretted how the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was allowed to lapse in 2004. On Thursday, reacting to last week’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., Burns publicly called for a new assault weapons ban “with some teeth this time,” in an op-ed published by The Los Angeles Times.

“Ban the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer and possession of both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” Burns wrote.“Don’t let people who already have them keep them. Don’t let ones that have already been manufactured stay on the market. I don’t care whether it’s called gun control or a gun ban. I’m for it.”

Burns argued that while the ban that expired in 2004 wasn’t very stringent,“at least it was something.” Half of the nation’s deadliest shootings, Burns pointed out, have occurred since the ban expired. In his view, high-capacity magazines fall outside the scope of good-faith debates about gun violence.

“I get it.” Burns wrote.“Someone bent on mass murder who has only a 10-round magazine or revolvers at his disposal probably is not going to abandon his plan and instead try to talk his problems out. But we might be able to take the ‘mass’ out of ‘mass shooting,’ or at least make the perpetrator’s job a bit harder.”

Here’s how Burns concluded his piece:

There is just no reason civilians need to own assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Gun enthusiasts can still have their venison chili, shoot for sport and competition, and make a home invader flee for his life without pretending they are a part of the SEAL team that took out Osama bin Laden.

It speaks horribly of the public discourse in this country that talking about gun reform in the wake of a mass shooting is regarded as inappropriate or as politicizing the tragedy. But such a conversation is political only to those who are ideologically predisposed to see regulation of any kind as the creep of tyranny. And it is inappropriate only to those delusional enough to believe it would disrespect the victims of gun violence to do anything other than sit around and mourn their passing. Mourning is important, but so is decisive action.

Congress must reinstate and toughen the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/201...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#826477 Dec 20, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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One would think Obama just won the election
So what?

For President, not King.

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