Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394608 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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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021997 Nov 11, 2013
With the Progressives in charge, things get crazy!

"The United States remains the largest producer of almonds, harvesting 80 percent of the world's crop..."

but then why do we do this?

"U.S. imports of almonds remain negligible, reaching 13,125 MT in 2012. However, that quantity was a 126 percent increase from 2011. Most imported almonds come from Spain"

http://www.agmrc.org/commodities__products/nu...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1021998 Nov 11, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
Of course the masses who vote dem just hear freebies and don't know squat about squat.
they will be surprised when they learn that ObamaKKKare is not free....just wait until they show up at the doctor's office and get asked for the copay up front before the doctor sees them...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1021999 Nov 11, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
<quoted text>
You should take into account that pure, unregulated capitalism can lead to the same kind of mass poverty and totalitarian rule as the far left.
The reason being, that while capitalism is an efficient driver of the market, the capital it produces tends to stick to the hands of a few. And with wealth comes political influence out of all proportion to the numbers who wield it.
Or do you think the political lobbyists of K Street speak for the common voter? Let's not be naieve.
The unregulated capitalism of the 1920s led to the Great Depression of the 1930s. And if not for the social programs of FDR, there could have been a revolution.
To which the wealthy would have used every means in their power to crush. The use of tanks and cavalry on the peaceful Bonus Marchers during Hoover's presidency comes to mind here.
In 2008, capitalism was once again was in crisis. But the safety nets created under Roosevelt were still in place, and more were set up to bail out the distressed banks, AIG and General Motors.
So say what you will about FDR, liberalism and social programs. They work better than you conservatives admit.
Capitalism would need regulation to do what you say it does. In pure capitalism, there is always competition, which causes wages to increase, for one thing. One competitor will acquire the best talent by paying them more money. Alternatively, the government can step in and regulate, forcing companies to use specific labor pools with regulations regarding pay. This is how communist countries created an equal standard of poverty for every skill, craft and profession.
Roosevelt presided over a great depression that, for some reason, the entire rest of the world did not have to endure. By the early 30s the rest of the world had recovered from the economic collapse. Only the United States remained myred in a depression.
Why do you think that happened? It wasn't until Europe devolved into war and began purchasing everything possible from the United States that we emerged from the depression.
All the justifications you give for having dominant government regulation are the exact things that produced standard poverty in every communist country that has ever existed. You need to expand your thesis to include things like the Malthusian effect, for one example, to have an understanding of the origins of "poverty".

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022000 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
agreed, but all the more reason for Republicans to stop caving in to their ridiculous ideas...
agreed forget abortion and gay marriage, harmful but what the heck. personally I'm for free abortions for all liberals.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1022001 Nov 11, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! repeat please
Yeah you Gilligan, factually our little hitler and local radical islamist apologist of the first order you idiot...

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022002 Nov 11, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
<quoted text>
How about the elites with stock in Haliburton and Raytheon who profit off Bush's War-by-Lies in Iraq?
Blood freebies.
interesting theory, can you provide some proof, Mr. Fib?

While you're at it I'm still waiting for some doofus lib to tell me where the $85 billion a month is going?

Who benefited when FDR got us into WWII?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1022003 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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President Ford served as an officer in the US Navy in the Pacific on the aircraft carrier USS Monterey.
Ford was a far better President than the current pretender.
get a life...
I believe that last statement.
As far as him being a president of note, I noticed you didn't have a single thing to say. Perhaps you can tell us about some of his great accomplishments. Perhaps you can also tell us why an aircraft carrier for a constitutional republic comprised of democracies should bear the name of an unelected president who's most notable contribution to the republic was being on the Warren Commission.
What type of life should I get?

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022004 Nov 11, 2013
Who benefited from the missiles we rained down on Libya killing women and children?

Who benefited when Clinton went to war in Bosnia?

Who benefited when Wilson got us into WWI?

Who benefited when dems got us into Viet Nam?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1022005 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
If religious wackos take over the Tea Party, then the movement will die...
The Tea Party's extremist view points about religion extends into their basic philosophy. THAT is what is killing them.

Unfortunately for you, Tea Party nuts like Christine O'Donnell have become the norm.

Christine O'Donnell:

"American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains."

"It is not enough to be abstinent with other people, you also have to be abstinent alone. The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. You can't masturbate without lust!... You're going to be pleasing each other. And if he already knows what pleases him and he can please himself, then why am I in the picture?"

"I dabbled into witchcraft — I never joined a coven. But I did, I did... I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do... One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it. I mean, there's little blood there and stuff like that. We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a satanic altar."

"By integrating women into particularly military institutes, it cripples the readiness of our defense. Schools like The Citadel train young men to confidently lead other young men into a battlefield where one of them will die. And when you have women in that situation, it creates a whole new set of dynamics which are distracting to training these men to kill or be killed."

Then there are these:

Rick Lott: "I've always been fascinated by the fact that here was a relatively small country (Nazi Germany) that from a strictly military point of view accomplished incredible things."

Joe Miller: "The first thing that has to be done is secure the border ... East Germany was very, very able to reduce the flow. Now, obviously, other things were involved. We have the capacity to, as a great nation, secure the border. If East Germany could, we could."

Glen Urquhart: "Do you know, where does this phrase 'separation of church and state' come from? It was not in Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptists.... The exact phrase 'separation of Church and State' came out of Adolph Hitler's mouth, that's where it comes from. So the next time your liberal friends talk about the separation of Church and State, ask them why they're Nazis."

Stephen Broden: "Our nation was founded on violence. The option is on the table. I don't think that we should ever remove anything from the table as it relates to our liberties and our freedoms."

Run!!!

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022006 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
they will be surprised when they learn that ObamaKKKare is not free....just wait until they show up at the doctor's office and get asked for the copay up front before the doctor sees them...
i doubt it, they'll just continue the whining, sniveling, begging and squeeling for more freebies. Gawd, libs are sooo stupid.

What do you think this sordid little affair of shooting in Houston will cost the taxpayers? Millions, no doubt.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1022007 Nov 11, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text>USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
PCU Gerald R. Ford CVN-78
PCU Gerald R. Ford at a shipyard in October 2013.
Career
Namesake: Gerald R. Ford
Awarded: 10 September 2008
Builder: Huntington Ingalls Industries
Cost:$15.5 billion[1]
Laid down: 13 November 2009[2]
Sponsored by: Susan Ford[3]
Christened: 9 November 2013[4]
Commissioned: est. 2016[5]
Status: Under construction
Badge: USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier
Displacement: 112,000 tons[6]
Length: 1,106 ft (337 m)
Beam: 256 ft (78 m)
Height: nearly 250 ft (76 m)
Decks: 25
Installed power: Nuclear
Propulsion: 2 × A1B reactor
Speed: 30+ knots
Range: Unlimited distance; 20-25 years
Complement: 4,660
Armament: Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile
Rolling Airframe Missile
Close-in weapons system (CIWS)
Aircraft carried: More than 75
Notes: Electromagnetic aircraft catapult (not steam), gender neutral lavatories
PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is to be the lead ship of its class of United States Navy supercarriers. As announced by the U.S. Navy on 16 January 2007, the ship is named after the 38th President of the United States Gerald R. Ford, whose World War II naval service included combat duty aboard the light aircraft carrier Monterey in the Pacific Theater.[7]
The keel of Gerald R. Ford was laid down on 13 November 2009.[2] Construction began on 11 August 2005, when Northrop Grumman held a ceremonial steel cut for a 15-ton plate that will form part of a side shell unit of the carrier. It was christened on 9 November 2013.[8] The schedule calls for the ship to join the U.S. Navy’s fleet in 2016. Gerald R. Ford will enter the fleet replacing the inactive USS Enterprise (CVN-65), which ended its 51 years of active service in December 2012.[9][10]
No doubt a top of the line carrier.
I just wonder why name it after an unelected president that presided over a period of time when the United States was being weakened to it's lowest point during the Cold War.
Gerald R Ford is probably a name that should be remembered like James Buchannan.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022008 Nov 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe that last statement.
As far as him being a president of note, I noticed you didn't have a single thing to say. Perhaps you can tell us about some of his great accomplishments. Perhaps you can also tell us why an aircraft carrier for a constitutional republic comprised of democracies should bear the name of an unelected president who's most notable contribution to the republic was being on the Warren Commission.
What type of life should I get?
It's a common practice, calm down, christ douchebag liar Oblamer may get the same honor someday. Ford served the country honorably.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1022009 Nov 11, 2013
Signs the Progressive Economy is on fire and the Firestone's and Goodyear's are rolling over in the grave!

"Overall passenger tire imports rose 5 percent to 120.1 million units, falling just shy of the record of 120.6 million in 2010, the Commerce Department data show. Chinese-sourced tires represented nearly one-fourth of all passenger tire imports last year, up from one-fifth in 2011."

If the avg tire is $75 bucks...
Lots of money going to China...

http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20130318/...

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1022010 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Obama has zero credibility on any issue...guns in particular...
just as he said nobody would lose their insurance or their doctor, you can count that he plans to take away their guns...
Oblamer literally can't open his mouth without lying.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1022011 Nov 11, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, medical care is free there! israel is more socialistic than one would suspect!
Guess that leaves oppressiveness as the reason she won't retire in her homeland. After all, she married a sheketz. Horrors!!!
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1022012 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
David Dinkins all over again...
looters will run wild, just like Chicago...
Skyrocketing crime rate a byproduct of the Bush recession in combination with the war on drugs which has branded many of the nations young people as criminals.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1022013 Nov 11, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
If only he had been willing to negotiate...
The shutdown could have been avoided if he had agreed to a delay before it happened instead of afterwards.
But continuing to blame Republicans after five years is a hard habit to break. Even with a democratic-controlled Congress for the first two years, he still blamed Republicans.
We can only imagine how hard it must be to break the addiction now.
Once again nitwit, the GOP wanted the whole legislation delayed. The only thing that the administration and Democrats agreed to is an extension of the enrolment due to the rocky roll out.
If Obama had folded on the ACA what were the GOP gangsters going to hold hostage next? Social Security? Medicare?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1022014 Nov 11, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
a small pilot program, not the real thing...which was not passed until LBJ took over...
I suggest you look up the definition of "initiated" in the dictionary.... "To set going by taking the first step", You are wrong, as usual.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1022015 Nov 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Skyrocketing crime rate a byproduct of the Bush recession in combination with the war on drugs which has branded many of the nations young people as criminals.
We should recognize that losers can only aspire to become liberals, with or without family, government, welfare, living in a gated Chicago ghetto or clinging to a life in prison...

Wonder how many conservatives are in prison or on death row??

It's the culture...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1022016 Nov 11, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Unless you have a signed contract the IRS will consider them employees and as such you must pay all withholding. Unless they are illegals then you will pay and go to jail.
Not true. I suggest you look up the regulations regarding reporting payments made to independent contractors.

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