Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1600796 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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WhineyIndependen tMajority

United States

#853444 Feb 4, 2013
RE:Homer type memo via Baltimore wire;

To goober ghost.

Thx for playing--have a safe trip back-West coast surfer boi!

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#853445 Feb 4, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
Let's review some issues from last week. We still have two unanswered questions:
Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American embassy security detatchment while the real-time video of the battle was being watched in the White House?
(We can discuss why Obama lied for two weeks trying to cover up the Al Qaeda terrorist attack on the United States later.)
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government.
Still, to this date, nobody on Earth has been able to answer these questions.
-Presumably in the White House

-The Treasury Dept.

United States

#853446 Feb 4, 2013
So NotSurpriZed wrote:
<quoted text> Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!
I am having a battle with one of my own sockpuppets now!! See what happens when my shrink gives me a little freedom? My sockpuppets fight with each other!!!!
Yes, call me topix clown. For sure!!! ROFLMAO!

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#853447 Feb 4, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Let's see now....
The battle was 7 hours long, an embassy of the United States is under attack for 7 goddam hours, the real-time video of the battle is being watched in the White House,... and nobody wakes the f**k*ng president.
Meanwhile, orders with presidential authority go to the AC-130 and Force Recon Marine units to disregard their default orders of responding to specifically an attack on our embassy in Libya, while the White House watched real-time video of Al Qaeda killing Americans for 7-hours... and nobody woke the f**k*ng president.
So, what you're saying is, Clint Eastwood was right when he said we have an empty chair as president, and somebody else in the White House is actually acting as president and issuing orders with presidential authority.
Who is that person?
Who is the person who acts with the authority of the President of the United States and watched the real-time video of the Al Qaeda attack in Benghazi, and gave the orders for the AC-130 and Force Recon units specifically positioned to respond to an attack on the embassy in Libya to stand down and hung the Americans in Benghazi out to dry while they watched Al Qaeda kill them on the real-time video of the attack.
Since Obama was asleep during the 7-hour attack, why did he lie for two weeks trying to cover up the Al Qaeda attack on the US?
"Taxes" isn't a source of money. An answer like "people" is a source of money. Who is going to pay these taxes to pay for Obama's government? Still, the question remains unanswered:
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
The Treasury Dept.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#853449 Feb 4, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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You should have learned by now that we can't trust the mainstream media to tell the whole truth or this administration.
I had to convince Tenzing and a few others that the video came from a legitimate source even though the president commented on it.
You can see how shallow your criticisms.
At least I'm trying to keep an open mind, unlike yourself.
You convinced no one of the source of the video, you said you found it doing "research".
So NotSurpriZed

Pompano Beach, FL

#853450 Feb 4, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
<quoted text>
I am having a battle with one of my own sockpuppets now!! See what happens when my shrink gives me a little freedom? My sockpuppets fight with each other!!!!
Yes, call me topix clown. For sure!!! ROFLMAO!
Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!

Since: Nov 09

Mcallen, TX

#853451 Feb 4, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
The Constitution was written to allow a mulatto fraud like Obama the ability to become President. It seems to me it worked. Under no other system would that have happened. You seem to be woefully ignorant of that fact.
Limited government seems to be something you are opposed to. Of course, that means you are rebelling against the government of the United States and the Constitution. Would Obama be part of your rebellion?
Given the actions of the Democrats, I don't see how a civil war to restore the Constitution can be averted. The Democrats are too full of themselves and their ability to indoctrinate the population with lies to not do it, and they are too ignorant to avoid doing it.
After the smoke clears, it is a certainty the winners will hang the losers. If it's your neck the noose is being put around, don't whine. You asked for it. Take it like a man.
By the way, all these things like electricity every day and fresh produce in the grocery store and gasonline and everything else that requires capital investment to deliver to you will become significantly less reliable and scarce. Since you cannot provide for yourself, and everything in your neighborhood will already have been stolen, you will have to expand the territory you forage in to include places where there is still something there to steal.
We know you'll be coming to see us. You know you'll be coming to see us. We can discuss the issue of equality then.
You won't need to bring your copy of Roberts Rules of Order with you.
I really hope you're right about the inevitable civil war. Modern medicine has hindered natural selection to the point that a teabagger mutation has infested the population.


Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#853453 Feb 4, 2013
Chicago police department has decided they will not respond to B&E's if they determine that the suspects have left. There's your 'serve and protect' for you.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#853454 Feb 4, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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You should have learned by now that we can't trust the mainstream media to tell the whole truth or this administration.
I had to convince Tenzing and a few others that the video came from a legitimate source even though the president commented on it.
You can see how shallow your criticisms.
At least I'm trying to keep an open mind, unlike yourself.
if you want to see media bias, just look at the contrast between 60 Minutes interviews with Obama vs Bush.
“Steve Kroft's Softball Obama Interviews Diminish '60 Minutes'
On 60 Minutes, the news-magazine show that prides itself on "hard-hitting" investigations and interviews, correspondent Steve Kroft, who has won most of the highest awards in his industry, has just broadcast another softball interview with the most powerful man in the world, a performance that ought to earn him a rebuke from his peers in the news business but almost certainly won't. His CBS bio page proudly touts his unparalleled access to President Obama: He scored the first post-election sit down after Election 2008, another exclusive following the killing of Osama bin Laden, and a third sit-down as the president kicked off his reelection campaign.
Little wonder that Obama keeps going back. The 60 Minutes brand is associated with probing interviews, and Kroft is adept at using his tone and manner to create the impression of tough questions without actually asking any. For Sunday's interview, Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who sat beside him, benefited from 60 Minutes gravitas while answering questions better suited to Ellen. It hardly matters whether Kroft is deliberately pulling his punches to secure ongoing access or is simply disinclined to fulfill the core journalistic duty of holding powerful people accountable for their actions; his Obama interviews ought to diminish his standing and the reputation of his employer….continued….”
Lest you think I am being too hard on Kroft, here are all of the questions broadcast from his Obama-Clinton interview:
• "This is very improbable. This is not an interview I ever expected to be doing. But I understand, Mr. President, this was your idea. Why did you want to do this together, a joint interview?"
• "There's no political tea leaves to be read here?"
• "It's no secret that your aides cautioned you against -- actually were against you offering Secretary Clinton this job. And you were just as determined not to take it. And you avoided taking her phone calls for awhile because you were afraid she was going to say no. Why were you so insistent about wanting her to be secretary of state?"

These are the two most influential foreign-policy officials in the United States. In the last four years they've presided over hugely consequential policies all over the planet, much of it cloaked in secrecy. How much influence has she had? Are you kidding me? I love that he subsequently asks not "What's the reality of your relationship?" but "How would you characterize your relationship?" And the reflexive deference is embarrassing. Do journalists now go out of their way to "spare" their subjects the discomfort of confronting seeming contradictions in their rhetoric? Must even inane questions about spousal feelings be softened with apologetic ticks like, "Is that an impertinent question?" No, Kroft, it's just an irrelevant question in a world where we know that Bill Clinton has already campaigned hard for Obama's reelection.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#853455 Feb 4, 2013
All easy questions for Obama vs:

'But I did find a 60 Minutes interview with George W. Bush. Here are the questions Scott Pelley asked him:
• "The war on terror, in a sense, began in this room, began in this cabin where your Cabinet meeting was held. Back then the whole country was with you. And now you seem to have lost them. Why do you think so?"
• "Most Americans at this point in time don't believe in this war in Iraq. They want you to get us out of there."
• "But wasn't it your administration that created the instability in Iraq?"
• "It's much more unstable now, Mr. President."
• "You mention mistakes having been made in your speech. What mistakes are you talking about?"
• "Fair to say there are not enough American troops on the ground to provide security for Iraq?"
• "Do you think you owe the Iraqi people an apology for not doing a better job?"
• "You are gambling a lot, Mr. President, on the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Why do you think that's a gamble worth making?"
• "I was on the battlefield in Najaf when al-Sadr's people killed your United States Marines."
• "Do you believe that the House has the constitutional authority to prevent you from the troop build-up? Can they stop you?"
• "Do you believe as commander-in-chief you have the authority to put the troops in there no matter what the Congress wants to do?"
• "You know better than I do that many Americans feel that your administration has not been straight with the country, has not been honest. To those people you say what? Like the weapons of mass destruction? No credible connection between 9/11 and Iraq."
• "The Office of Management and Budget said this war would cost somewhere between $50 billion and $60 billion and now we're over 400."
• "When was it that you first found out or it dawned on you that, indeed, there were no weapons of mass destruction? And I wonder, did you think,'What have I done?'"
• "What should the American people look for in this war plan? When will they know whether it's working or not?"
• "What would you say right now in this interview to the Iranian president about the meddling in Iraq?"
• "I wonder if you feel like you've been ill-served by your Cabinet members, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, perhaps even Vice-President Dick Cheney. Wrong on WMD. Wrong on the connection between 9/11 and Iraq. And now you're in a fix. And I wonder if you look back and wonder who let you down."
• "The vice president suggested there was a connection, not necessarily 9/11, but certainly to al-Qaeda."
• "Final question. How can you escalate the war when so many people in this country seem to be against it?"

A stunning contrast, isn't it? I won't speculate about personal ideological bias. It's possible that Pelley is just a much better journalist than Kroft. I will say that there is a glaring double standard in the coverage that 60 Minutes has afforded the two presidents…

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#853456 Feb 4, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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I must have missed the president telling the American people Benghazi was a planned terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 rather than a "spontaneous mob" because of a video right before an election.
Either that or you missed him lying and covering it up to win an election.
One of us is in the dark.
Since there's no confusion about the president standing in front of the UN two weeks later still denying it was a planned terrorist attack, it's probably you.
That's funny, here's some of Obama's statement on the morning after the attack:

"No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done."

Sure sounds to me like he's calling it a terrorist attack. Who told you he lied about it being an act of terror?

United States

#853457 Feb 4, 2013
Hysteria 101 wrote:
I am so depressed today, even more than yesterday. I wish daddy were here for some cuddle time. He used to croon, "there, there little carolann, as his calloused hand drifted inch by inch to my little bald honey pot. I felt all the tension drain out of me. Anybody who says innocent sex with your daddy is an abomination just doesn't know what love is all about.
Well, later folks. Sometimes politics just has to go on the back burner, or take a back seat to one's personal demons. I know Jesus will pull me through this one too. It's a practical example of learning through history thing that I've preached on here from day one. Maybe some day somebody, ANYBODY will actually validate me besides my Savior and meat daddy in heaven.
Later. Oh God, I'm sooooooo tired. Must forge on, must forge on ...
Thank you my loved one! I want to say that this post is awesome, great written and come with almost all important infos. I'd like some more like this!!!!
Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#853458 Feb 4, 2013
Jobless Recoveries And The Disappearance Of Routine Jobs
We have in recent years been introduced to the cynical notion of the “jobless recovery.” For most of US economic history this term would have been dismissed as self-contradictory. That it is now part of common economic discourse is testimony to a major conceptual revision in the discourse of propaganda: that the economy is recovering is no reason to expect unemployed workers to find work. Economic recovery is now treated as consistent with declining standards of living. Lowered expectations and acquiescence in long term working-class hardship are now built into what we are told to regard as recovery. This political-economic innovation demands closer scrutiny. We want to know why recoveries since 1990 have been jobless, and what it is that makes them jobless. This will give us a clear picture of exactly what is happening in the “jobless recovery” that distinguishes it from the normal postwar cyclical recovery.
The key lies in the greatly heightened importance of a particular kind of unemployment, referred to by Keynes in the citation above as “technological unemployment”, and correlative to the advance of mechanization described above. This is not the kind of unemployment that attends a garden-variety recession, which disappears as the economy recovers. Peter S. Goodman correctly projected in The New York Times that the recovery following the 2009 recession would not bring sufficient jobs to absorb the record-setting ranks of the long-term unemployed.(“The New Poor: Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs”, February 21, 2010) He describes the new poor as “people long accustomed to the comforts of middle-class life who are now relying on public assistance for the first time in their lives – potentially for years to come.” What is distinctive about the jobless recovery?
Let’s look at the last 6 recoveries -after the recessions of 1970, 1975, 1982, 1991, 2001 and 2009- and compare the jobs lost during the downturns with those restored in the subsequent recovery. After the recessions of 1970, 1975 and 1982 both production and employment recovered. The jobs lost during the recession, including routine jobs, were regained in the recovery. Routine jobs were the largest single category of work in this period. It is the disappearance of precisely these jobs that distinguish the recessions of 1991, 2001 and 2009 from previous recessions. By the time of these recessions, routine jobs were more than 50 percent of all jobs and accounted for virtually all the job loss. Most importantly, this type of employment never recovers beyond its trough peak, nor does it approach its pre-recession peak. The permanent decline of middle-skill employment as a proportion of all employment has occurred nearly every year since 1984. The 1991, 2001 and 2009 recessions were the first to exhibit jobless recovery. The jobless recovery, then, is due to the disappearance of routine work, or, alternatively, to the polarization of the job market during these years.
What has accounted for the loss of these jobs? There seems to be an erroneous consensus on the Left that offshoring/outsourcing explains this phenomenon. About a third of all manufacturing work, some 6 million jobs, has been lost since 2000. But the exporting of jobs fails to explain most of this.“[W]hile many of these jobs were lost to competition with low-wage countries, even more vanished because of computer-driven machinery that can do the work of 10, or in some cases, 100 workers.”(Adam Davidson,“Skills Don’t Pay the Bills”, The New York Times, Nov. 20, 2012) This is permanent job loss, and contributes to the inequality endemic to labor-market polarization:“Those jobs are not coming back, but many believe that the industry’s future (and, to some extent, the future of the American economy) lies in training a new generation for highly skilled manufacturing jobs –

United States

#853460 Feb 4, 2013
Pay no attention to the "So NotSurpriZed" from
Pompano Beach, FL sock. You've heard about Girls Gone Wild? Happening here with him. He's hard to control sometimes. Put on IGNORE!!!
He's just looking for some attention as he isn't one of my favortie socks!!
Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#853461 Feb 4, 2013
The US Economy in Crisis: Recovery is an Illusion
Headlines flashed warning signs. Commentaries downplayed them. A Wall Street Journal editorial headlined “As Contractions Go….”

US Q IV GDP shrank,“but not to worry. The report is better than it sounds, the stock market is rocking, and (the Fed will) keep both feet pressed firmly on the monetary accelerator.”

The Financial Times headlined “US outlook still clear despite shower,” saying:

Predicting recession “based on (-0.1% GDP decline)“is a bit like expecting rain because somebody threw a bucket of water out the window.”

The wildcard is “if Congress decides to dump water out the window every month, via across-the-board ‘sequester’ cuts” expected soon.

According to Bloomberg,“R-Word For US Economy in 2013 is Rebound Not Recession.”

According to JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley economists, America’s economy “will bounce back in (Q I) after plunging defense spending and dwindling inventory growth” hurt Q IV.

Not according to economist John Williams. Recovery is illusory, he says. It’s fake. Phony government numbers conceal weakness. Growth hasn’t occurred since 2006/2007.

Earlier Williams said:

“Indeed, the ‘recovery’ is an illusion that has been created as a direct result of methodological changes in government inflation reporting of recent decades.”

They “resulted in an artificial lowering of official rates of inflation. The faux growth problem is in the use of understated inflation estimates in deflating a number of economic series.”

“Major economic series that have no underlying pricing base – such as housing starts, payroll employment and consumer confidence – correspondingly do not require inflation adjustment to put them on a consistent theoretical basis with the concept of real (inflation-adjusted) GDP.”

“Those series confirm a history of business activity in recent years that shows a plunge in the economy from 2006/2007 into late-2008/mid-2009, followed by a period of protracted, low-level stagnation, or bottom-bouncing, instead of ‘recovery.’”

Williams expects double-dip recession in 2013. It likely began in 2012 Q II or III, he believes.

Last August, market analyst Marc Faber rated odds for global recession at 100%. Little or nothing ahead looks promising. Corporate profits will disappoint.

The Fed can do so much and no more. Money printing has limits. It’s not magic. On January 31, Faber repeated earlier warnings.

“When you print money,” he said, it “doesn’t flow evenly into an economy. It flows to some people or to sectors first, and in this case, it flowed into equities, and until about five months ago into bonds.”

“I believe that markets will punish central banks at some state through an accident.”

Stocks could hit bubble levels and pop. Rising interest rates could collapse bonds.

“For the first time in four years, since the lows in March 2009, I love this market because the higher it goes, the more likely we will have a nice crash, a big time crash.”

He thinks weak global growth and disappointing corporate profits will trigger trouble
Mr America

Bronx, NY

#853462 Feb 4, 2013
mdbuidler wrote:
<quoted text>
No, sweetie, but anxiety was. Want to smoke?
Sweetie?? What are you my sugar mama? Ya smoke my huge floppy pipe right over here now.

United States

#853463 Feb 4, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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I really hope you're right about the inevitable civil war. Modern medicine has hindered natural selection to the point that a teabagger mutation has infested the population.

'Natural Selection' while coming from an Affirmative Action a hole us not very convincing.....
Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#853464 Feb 4, 2013
“Extermination of The Truth”: In America Law No Longer Exists
In the 21st century Americans have experienced an extraordinary collapse in the rule of law and in their constitutional protections. Today American citizens, once a free people protected by law, can be assassinated and detained in prison indefinitely without any evidence being presented to a court of their guilt, and they can be sentenced to prison on the basis of secret testimony by anonymous witnesses not subject to cross examination. The US “justice system” has been transformed by the Bush/Obama regime into the ”justice system” of Gestapo Germany and Stalinist Russia. There is no difference.
In an article available here, Stephen Downs, formerly Chief Attorney with the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct and Kathy Manley, a criminal defense attorney and member of the New York Civil Liberties Union, report on how the US government destroyed a charity, the Holy Land Foundation, which provided money for feeding the poor and for building schools and hospitals in Palestine.
The charity, aware of the perils of being based in the US and doing anything for Palestinians, relied on the US State Department and the US Department of Justice (sic)
for guidance on where to send humanitarian aid. The charity sent its aid to the same aid committees in Palestine that the US Agency for International Development and the UN used to distribute aid to the Palestinians.
In the first trial of the Holy Land Foundation, the US government admitted that none of the charity’s donations had gone to terrorist organizations, and the federal prosecutors failed to achieve a conviction. So the prosecutors tried the charity again.
In the second trial, the judge permitted the prosecutors to call an “anonymous expert” to tell the jury that some of the committees used by USAID and the UN and approved by the US Department of State were controlled by Hamas, the elected government of Palestine that Israel requires the US government to brand as “terrorist.”
As Downs and Manley point out, an “anonymous expert,” cannot “be challenged because he is unknown.” There cannot be a cross examination. The “expert” could be anyone–someone paid to lie to the jury, a Jew who believes all help to Palestinians
comprises “aid to terrorists,” or a member of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service that has throughly infiltrated the US according to US intelligence experts.
Injustices are everywhere, the authors admit, so why is this important to you? The answer is that the due process clause of the US Constitution requires that criminal laws give fair notice as to what conduct is prohibited. According to Downs and Manley, the Holy Land Foundation followed the US State Department’s list of designated terrorist organizations and avoided all contact with organizations on the list, but were indicted and convicted regardless. This tells us that federal prosecutors are viciously corrupt and that jurors are so inept and propagandized that they are useless to defendants.
The US Supreme Court refused to review this most blatant case of wrongful conviction. By so doing, the US Supreme Court established that the court, like the US House of Representatives, the US Senate, and the executive branch, is not only a servant of the police state but also a servant of Israel and supports the destruction of the Palestinians by designating aid to Palestine as an act of terrorism.
So NotSurpriZed

Pompano Beach, FL

#853465 Feb 4, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you my loved one! I want to say that this post is awesome, great written and come with almost all important infos. I'd like some more like this!!!!
Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!

United States

#853466 Feb 4, 2013
*is* my fists were designed to crush bone, not type!

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