Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1746014 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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NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#907248 May 20, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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If you support his personal vision of bigger government, redistribution, unions and a nanny state, you are considered a "friend".
If you do not and voice dissent, you are the "enemy".
Enemies are punished. Friends are rewarded.
The hallmark of one who desires control. Not a presidential leader to all the people. Certainly, not me.
Sorry to inform you but, this is not a republic! We elect govt officials through democratic process & it's a 2 party system meaning, "a democrat president represents the democratic party &, vice versa!" In thus country, we go by dominate majority. The dominate majority chose Barack Hussein Obama, a democrat to lead this country though democratic ideology. As a Republican if you don't like it, submit a candidate worthy of the presidential office & responsibilities, along with the title,"Commander & Chief, Leader of the free world." You haven't done that for the past 4 elections! 2 under Bush, which is why Obama was elected in the first place &, 2 in which Obama proved to be the better choice, defeating McCain & Romney in dominate fashion! In short, you're a Republican, his agenda isn't supposeto match yours! He's still your president as well as mines &, just because you say it isn't true, doesn't mean it isn't! That thought is what makes you not American. It's America the great as long as your representative holds office! When you disagree with who that representative is, you all start making up conspiracy theories & praying on the demise of Americas democratically elected leader. It amazes me how you defend Bush when the GOP officials even know he was a disgrace to America. So much so, they didn't even invite him to the GOP convention! Hire real is that?
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#907249 May 20, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>If some Congressman, likely a Republican, had not anonymously slipped in the rider on exempting Monsanto from all lawsuits for its genetic modification actions then we would have passed a good ,routine appropriations bill that keeps government operating cost-effective and efficiently. Why do republicans hate efficiency and cost-effectiveness in government? The GOP loves government break-downs and crisis.
Fromntorchmonkey using his "I am an idiot, I know nothing" defense...

Blaming others because you are the idiot... You have a miserable life... Nothing is more terrible than your ignorance in action you sellout...

March Against Obama bin Lying and Monsanto on 5/25..

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/07/1207...

http://occupy-monsanto.com/tag/march/

Obama: My administration does not torture. We kill..

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#907250 May 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Bingo.
Did you say Bingo?

Great! Us old droopy skinned Democrat baggers like you & me love Bingo lily!

I'll pick you up at 6:30 PM and don't forget your dentures, dear!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907251 May 20, 2013
An 18-year-old girl was arrested for statutory rape over a same-sex relationship in Florida because of bigoted parents, according to the mother of the arrested teen.

Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt was arrested February 16 by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office on two counts of lewd or lascivious battery on child.

Her mother, Kelley Hunt Smith, explained on Facebook that Kaitlyn began a “mutual consenting” relationship with a girl at Sebastian River High School who was about three years younger. The parents of the younger girl were upset by the situation and contacted police, she wrote.

“They were out to destroy my daughter, they feel like my daughter ‘made’ their daughter gay,” Kaitlyn mother’s said.“They are bigoted, religious zeolites [sic] that see being gay as a sin and wrong, and they blame my daughter
“Those parents have forced the State Attorneys office to go thru [sic] with felony charges and are trying to ruin my daughters life,” Kaitlyn mother’s continued.“This is insane. This should have never been a legal matter, it is a family matter. They are trying to send an innocent young girl to prison because they are full of hate and bigotry. These girls are teenagers in high school, who had ONE mutual consenting sexual experience. My daughter isn’t a criminal, she isn’t a predator.”

Kaitlyn has until Friday to accept or reject a plea deal of two years house arrest and one year probation, according to her mother.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/19/florida...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907252 May 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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That was a terrible thing that happened to that girl; I agree that they should have attempted to target the criminal; can't they shoot in the leg? Also, in Boston, all that firepower, bullets went into peoples homes and cars, innocent people could have been shot and killed, amazing that there weren't casualties.
News stories on these cases always seem to express more concern for the emotional health of the cop than for the family of the victim.

In Boston, the second Muslim terrorist in the boat was unarmed.

Cops don't rank very high on IQ scales, even in command positions.

Mostly high school bullies with a badge.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#907253 May 20, 2013
Where was Obama when Benghazi was happening?

Now the WH thinks it is offensive to ask about Obama's actions on 9/11/12. Pfeiffer stated so on a Sunday morning show that it was offensive to ask what the POTUS was doing during a crisis.

A few credibility problems with the WH .

The original claim was Obama spoke to none of his department heads during the crisis. Carney hadn't at this time pulled out "I read it in the paper" defense. This was to allow Obama denial plausibility.

However, when pressed by CNS asking Carney why Obama did not call at least Clinton, Carney reluctantly told CNS he had called Hilary.

Now they want to stick their heads in the sand.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#907254 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Jeff Skilling didn't die.
Please read the posts. frontporch said 'LAY'
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907255 May 20, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> No , it's not 'urban myth' FOIA secret memos between Dick Cheney and Ken Lay prove the Bush Administration and Enron were in collusion on rigging the California energy markets. Second, Ken Lay was out of jail on a limited bond that allowed him to travel only to Colorado and the Houston area . Ken Kay died of a heart attack in Aspen, Colorado before returning to jail to serve out his lifetime sentence. Check this out: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/13715925/ns/busines...
Lay was never sentenced.

You can't read with comprehension.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#907256 May 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Bingo.
Obama is on board. He’s always been on board you foolish idiot.

He is the GMO president.... lily...

If tomorrow, the Globalist Rockefellers of this world decided that all food grown in the US should be injected with Prozac, Obama would find a way to help.

Stop making excuses for the man you idiot. He’s not a victim of evil forces surrounding his presidency. He signed up for this trip with eyes wide open.

March Against Obama bin Lying and Monsanto on 5/25..

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/07/1207...

Obama: My administration does not torture. We kill..

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#907257 May 20, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Obama hadn’t just failed to exercise proper oversight in selecting appointees.
So, why did the U S Senate 'fail to exercise proper oversight', bypassing review of the 'Monsanto GMO Bill' in the appropriate Agriculture and Judiciary Committees, BEFORE voting on the bill and sending it to the President to sign? What's up, Congress? Too busy catching your flight out of town then doing your work?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#907258 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Jeff Skilling didn't die.
that is correct, he is serving a 24 year sentence in CO-his son died.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#907259 May 20, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>How did Barack Obama become Monsanto’s man in Washington?
Democrats control the Senate and Obama signed the bill.
March Against Obama bin Lying and Monsanto on 5/25..
http://occupy-monsanto.com/tag/march/
Meet Monsanto’s prime lobbyist, Barack Obama:
After his victory in the 2008 election, Obama filled key posts with Monsanto people, in federal agencies that wield tremendous force in food issues, the USDA and the FDA:
At the USDA, as the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto Danforth Center.
As deputy commissioner of the FDA, the new food-safety-issues czar, the infamous Michael Taylor, former vice-president for public policy for Monsanto. Taylor had been instrumental in getting approval for Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone.
As commissioner of the USDA, Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack. Vilsack had set up a national group, the Governors’ Biotechnology Partnership, and had been given a Governor of the Year Award by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, whose members include Monsanto.
As the new Agriculture Trade Representative, who would push GMOs for export, Islam Siddiqui, a former Monsanto lobbyist.
As the new counsel for the USDA, Ramona Romero, who had been corporate counsel for another biotech giant, DuPont.
As the new head of the USAID, Rajiv Shah, who had previously worked in key positions for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of GMO agriculture research.
We should also remember that Obama’s secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, once worked for the Rose law firm. That firm was counsel to Monsanto.
Obama nominated Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court. Kagan, as federal solicitor general, had previously argued for Monsanto in the Monsanto v. Geertson seed case before the Supreme Court.
The deck was stacked. Obama hadn’t simply made honest mistakes. Obama hadn’t just failed to exercise proper oversight in selecting appointees. He was staking out territory on behalf of Monsanto and other GMO corporate giants.
Monsanto's High Level Connections to the Bush Administration

The connections between Monsanto and the new Bush administration are also very solid. G.W.’s pop, Bush Sr. appointed Clarence Thomas, a Monsanto attorney, to the Supreme Court. Thomas played a key role in the selection of G.W. as president. John Ashcroft, the current attorney general, was the top recipient of Monsanto contributions when he recently tried to get reelected to the U.S. Senate. Donald Rumsfeld, the current secretary of defense, was president of Searle Pharmaceuticals, now owned by Monsanto. Tommy Thompson, now the secretary of Health and Human Services, helped the biotech industry by getting the state of Wisconsin to set up a $37 million biotech zone there. He received $50,000 from the biotech industry for his reelection campaign. The current secretary of Agriculture, Ann Veneman, was on the board of directors of Calgene Pharmaceuticals, an affiliate of Monsanto. Recently, Linda J. Fisher, a former Monsanto official, was nominated by Bush to be second-in-command at the EPA. She was Monsanto’s representative in Washington from 1995 to 2000 and coordinated the company’s strategy to blunt resistance to genetically modified food". Other high level government connections include Stansfield Turner, former Director of the CIA and member of the Monsanto Board and Earle H. Harbison former president of Monsanto and CIA officer for 19 years.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#907260 May 20, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Sonic did you watch this: O'bama spokes idiot says the law is irrelevant: The IRS scandal was one of the topics White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer discussed with George Stephanopoulos on This Week. While Pfeiffer agreed the IRS’ actions were “inexcusable,” he told the ABC host that the, in this case, the legality of the issue is “irrelevant.”
Stephanopoulos prefaced his question by noting the discussion about legality from Friday’s congressional hearing, during which outgoing IRS commissioner Steven Miller testified.
“I can’t speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,” Pfeiffer responded.“The activity was outrageous and inexcusable, and it was stopped and it needs to be fixed so we ensure it never happens again.”
“You don’t really mean the law is irrelevant, do you?” Stephanopoulos followed up.
“What I mean is, whether it’s legal or illegal is not important to the fact that the conduct doesn’t matter,” Pfeiffer said.“The Department of Justice has said they’re looking into the legality of this. The president is not going to wait for that. We have to make sure it doesn’t happen again, regardless of how that turns out.”
That guy that speaks for O'bama--he was a darling yesterday wasn't he?
Pfeiffer, WH adviser, was nothing more than a Susan Rice wannabe.

I liked Schieffer asking Pfeiffer if there was someone the WH could have sent that was more appropriate than him.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907261 May 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh sure thing, that's why the entire Boston PD couldn't shoot one little Russian hiding in a boat.
Most cops spend more time eating donuts and running speed traps than in developing shooting skills.

That's why innocent hostages get killed.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907262 May 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Big government police state folks like you love cops and want to give them unlimited authority.
But cops are just public employees who should serve the public, not treat the public like dirt. And they should be fired when they screw up and kill innocent people.
I agree with your second paragraph; but the first is incorrect. It is the rightwingers who favor a police state.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#907263 May 20, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Obama and you deranged democrats are poisoning the food supply and all you can do is rag on republicans...
You sellout idiot democrats will eat anything your handlers or obama slips or shits on your plate...
Biotech lobbyists and Monsanto exec's litter obama's cabinet and FDA you fools.
March Against Obama bin Lying and Monsanto on 5/25..
http://occupy-monsanto.com/tag/march/
Obama: My administration does not torture. We kill..
Once again I will demonstrate what an uneducated., uninformed liar No Surprize (aka FloriDUH) is.

"he problem here is that the “Monsanto Protection Act”(section 735) was attached (anonymously) as a rider to a short term spending bill (HR 933).“The President does not have line item veto power; it’s all or nothing. This is called a poison pill. As part of the short term spending bill, President Obama had to sign the resolution in order to prevent the federal government from shutting down today, March 27, when the current funding was set to expire. He doesn’t get to cherry pick what parts he signs into law. He either lets the government shut down or he signs the poison pill.

(snip)

That little rider your little conspiracy theory is up in arms about does not protect Monsanto from prosecution. What the rider does is simple. To plant a restricted crop, the farmer needs to have permission from the federal government. The bill does not change that part because the farmer always needed permission to plant restricted crops.

Where the bill comes into play is right now. If a farmer has permission to plant restricted crops, but the paperwork gets lost somewhere, the farmer is protected from lawsuit. As long as he can prove he has permission beforehand, he will not get sued or anything of the sort. Before, if a farmer is caught planting restricted crops without permission, he could face fines and be ordered to destroy the crops. It does not matter if the farmer gets permission before hand.

Nowhere in that rider does it give Cargill blanket protection from lawsuit."

I forgot to add " Monsantogate" to the list.

My God, you right whiners are stupid.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#907264 May 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Where was Obama when Benghazi was happening?
Now the WH thinks it is offensive to ask about Obama's actions on 9/11/12. Pfeiffer stated so on a Sunday morning show that it was offensive to ask what the POTUS was doing during a crisis.
A few credibility problems with the WH .
The original claim was Obama spoke to none of his department heads during the crisis. Carney hadn't at this time pulled out "I read it in the paper" defense. This was to allow Obama denial plausibility.
However, when pressed by CNS asking Carney why Obama did not call at least Clinton, Carney reluctantly told CNS he had called Hilary.
Now they want to stick their heads in the sand.
Pfeiffer is the brightest dim bulb they have?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907265 May 20, 2013
Galt is not aware of all the issues about Monsanto, but blind opposition to improved seed development appears to have elements of the tin-foil-hat brigade.

The same folks who take herbal remedies to fight cancer.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#907266 May 20, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>By the time the rider reached the full committee, it was attacked by Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). "Durbin intervened on Monsanto's behalf."
No, it was NEVER REVIEWED by the appropriate Agriculture and Judiciary Committees before being voted on. Don't try to obscure the facts by blaming 'democrats' without proof.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#907267 May 20, 2013
Mutant Seeds for Mesopotamia

October 15, 2008

One would think that Iraqi farmers, now prospering under "freedom" and "democracy," would be able to plant the seeds of their choosing, but that choice, under little-known Order 81, would be illegal.

But first, it is important to set the context. Most people have never heard of the infamous "100 Orders," but they help explain why the majority of Iraqis remain opposed to foreign occupation. The 100 Orders allow multinational corporations to basically privatize an entire nation, and this degree of foreign and private control has not been witnessed since the days of the British East India Company and its extraterritoriality treaties.

A few examples of the 100 Orders are illuminating:

Order 39 allows for the tax-free remittance of all corporate profits.
Order 17 grants foreign contractors, including private security firms, immunity from Iraq's laws.
Orders 57 and 77 ensure the implementation of the orders by placing U.S.-appointed auditors and inspector general in every government ministry, with five-year terms and with sweeping authority over contracts, programs, employees and regulations.

Back to one of the most blatant orders of all: Order 81. Under this mandate, Iraq's commercial farmers must now buy "registered seeds." These are normally imported by Monsanto, Cargill and the World Wide Wheat Company. Unfortunately, these registered seeds are "terminator" seeds, meaning "sterile." Imagine if all human men were infertile, and in order to reproduce women needed to buy sperm cells at a sperm bank. In agricultural terms, terminator seeds represent the same kind of sterility.

Terminator seeds have no agricultural value other than creating corporate monopolies.

What makes this Order 81 even more outrageous is that Iraqi farmers have been saving wheat and barley seeds since at least 4000 BC, when irrigated agriculture first emerged, and probably even to about 8000 BC, when wheat was first domesticated. Mesopotamia's farmers have now been trumped by white-smocked, corporate bio-engineers from Florida who strive to replace hundreds of natural varieties with a handful of genetically scrambled hybrids.

Where does such hubris come from? It comes from the entire mission surrounding the invasion of Iraq, which, upon closer inspection, had been planned years in advance by a faction of "neo-cons" who adopted Leon Trotsky's glorification of the state, his theory "permanent revolution," and his goal of exporting revolution worldwide. The neo-con revolution aims to alter the economic, political and cultural foundations of nations on the other side of the planet (rejecting old-fashioned notions of self-determination, popular sovereignty and even the nation-state system). This mission includes the transformation of agriculture and the establishment of "food control" over local populations.

Order 81 fits into this revolutionary program, and it is quite diabolical upon closer inspection. First, it forces Iraq's commercial farmers to use registered terminator seeds (the "protected variety"). Then it defines natural seeds as illegal (the "infringing variety"), in a classic Orwellian turn of language.

http://www.uruknet.de/...

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