Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1479240 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#883255 Apr 3, 2013
nobamaredux wrote:
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However, laws like the one recently passed in New York may face problems in the Supreme Court because they so extensively restrict the right to bear arms as to effectively cancel the Second Amendment, by making almost all firearms illegal.
the opinion forwarded by the majority was based on the premise that are there are dangerous and unusual weapons so they could say that handguns are not.

so the twisted logic of the conservatives on the Court, while upsetting precedent, will now come back to bite them in the ass when the first case concerning 'dangerous and unusual' makes it's way to the Court. should be interesting to see them try to backpedal without opening up new cases concerning handguns.
nobamaredux

Philadelphia, PA

#883256 Apr 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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It's an extremely complicated issue. What would you suggest?
The Republicans want to cut medicaid and medicare; but rightwingers like Carol continue to say "Obama must do something about the mentally ill"; ok, what? Lock up everyone who acts a little odd? Who will pay for this wholesale warehousing of people?
We already do this through the criminal justice system; we have more people in prison than any other country.
Psychiatrists prescribe drugs; these drugs often make the person worse; no one knows what to do.
The taxpayers are spending huge sums on programs for the homeless, most of whom are mentally ill.

Drugs are also a factor in obesity.

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20545...

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#883257 Apr 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Gun owners would have to buy liability insurance or they could face a $10,000 fine, under a new plan proposed by a group of House Democrats.
"For too long, gun victims and society at large have borne the brunt of the costs of gun violence," the bill's sponsor, New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney, said in a written statement. "My bill would change that by shifting some of that cost back onto those who own the weapons."
Supporters of the idea say most states require car owners to have liability insurance to cover damages their vehicles cause to others, so the same should be mandated for owners of firearms. Opponents argue that it adds an expensive burden for gun owners and infringes on Second Amendment rights.
http://politix.topix.com/homepage/5401-house-...
They can't seem to understand or accept that with rights come responsibilities...talk about the "takers." To fully utilize the right to freedom of speech, one must assume the responsibility for speaking truthfully, understandably, and comprehensively. The right to vote should be enhanced by undertaking the efforts necessary to learn what is being voted upon and the beliefs of the candidates running. Automobiles, pit bulls, guns, children should all come with the burden of responsibility, imho.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#883258 Apr 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
It's an extremely complicated issue. What would you suggest?
The Republicans want to cut medicaid and medicare; but rightwingers like Carol continue to say "Obama must do something about the mentally ill"; ok, what? Lock up everyone who acts a little odd? Who will pay for this wholesale warehousing of people?
We already do this through the criminal justice system; we have more people in prison than any other country.
Psychiatrists prescribe drugs; these drugs often make the person worse; no one knows what to do.
George Zimmerman was pill freak dependent on a variety mood drugs just to get through his day. He had a conceal carry permit and supposedly carried wherever he went except his workplace.
nobamaredux

Philadelphia, PA

#883259 Apr 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
It's an extremely complicated issue. What would you suggest?
The Republicans want to cut medicaid and medicare; but rightwingers like Carol continue to say "Obama must do something about the mentally ill"; ok, what? Lock up everyone who acts a little odd? Who will pay for this wholesale warehousing of people?
We already do this through the criminal justice system; we have more people in prison than any other country.
Psychiatrists prescribe drugs; these drugs often make the person worse; no one knows what to do.
What is the purpose of background checks for weapons purchases, if not to eliminate the most dangerous potential buyers?

That would include convicted felons and those with mental illness.

There are records to identify the felons, but not the mentally ill.
nobamaredux

Philadelphia, PA

#883260 Apr 3, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Hah, no anger here old pal__simply pointing out that mental health background checks for gun ownership creates far more problems than it could possibly solve not to mention that the cost would be enormous.
On the one hand the right seeks legislation that prohibits physicians from inquiring about weapons in their patient's home and on the other want's to fund doctors for recording lists of their patients who may present a danger to society.
It's hocus-pocus
Then why have background checks at all?

As to doctors questions, no legislation is required. Simply refuse to answer questions about weapons possession, as well as questions about alcohol consumption.
TSM

United States

#883261 Apr 3, 2013
Liberal ideology 99% verse 1%!! Today Liberals want’s to penalize 99% of Law Abiding citizens for 1% of the Mental disturb individuals that commit these crimes!! Again can any Liberal/Democrat tell me what’s being Propose would have prevented Sandy Hook?

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#883262 Apr 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
This study will only encourage Mexicans to come across the border and give birth to terror brains."
---Rep. Louie Gohmert
"I can see brains from the back of my eyeballs!"
---Sarah Palin
"Don't mess with lookin' for brains in Texas." Rick Perry

"Our number one priority is seeing that brains only last one term." Mitch McConnell

"The taxpayers are paying for three full-time projectionists for my brain." Michelle Bachmann
Anonymous

Orlando, FL

#883263 Apr 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
So, it means you hate yourself!
No, actually, I don't hate myself. I don't want the government to control me.

Do you?
Aunt Mattie

Orlando, FL

#883264 Apr 3, 2013
So I've officially registered. Changed my name again just to be safe.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#883265 Apr 3, 2013
TheIndepentdentMajority wrote:
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Fk off you nutcase lunaTic..and stop STALKING me, you psycho.
You need to get out of your meth lab more often.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#883266 Apr 3, 2013
Hello jackwagons.
Aunt Mattie

Orlando, FL

#883267 Apr 3, 2013
Eman wrote:
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What war did he vote against that involve drone strikes in pakistan? As commander in chief he could stop all military action if he wanted to. He doesn't.
Didn't the enemy take the war to Pakistan - like in Iraq?

Our only mission was to take down Saddam. Until the enemy decided the war was in Iraq.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#883268 Apr 3, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>George Zimmerman was pill freak dependent on a variety mood drugs just to get through his day. He had a conceal carry permit and supposedly carried wherever he went except his workplace.
If that mental case wasn't packing heat he never would have stalked Martin. He was itching for a confrontation.
Ernest

London, UK

#883269 Apr 3, 2013
I walk around Paris. I judge, by right of Zeus himself, the women naked. They show themselves to me. A naked woman is like a crude pink candle. She holds the wax which holds the wick. I hold the flame which makes her burn. Or not. The bitch.
Aunt Mattie

Orlando, FL

#883270 Apr 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Gun owners would have to buy liability insurance or they could face a $10,000 fine, under a new plan proposed by a group of House Democrats.
"For too long, gun victims and society at large have borne the brunt of the costs of gun violence," the bill's sponsor, New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney, said in a written statement. "My bill would change that by shifting some of that cost back onto those who own the weapons."
Supporters of the idea say most states require car owners to have liability insurance to cover damages their vehicles cause to others, so the same should be mandated for owners of firearms. Opponents argue that it adds an expensive burden for gun owners and infringes on Second Amendment rights.
http://politix.topix.com/homepage/5401-house-...
Yeah, let's have the government force us to buy/insure something else and punish us if we don't.

Where does it end, Lily?
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#883271 Apr 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
It's an extremely complicated issue. What would you suggest?
The Republicans want to cut medicaid and medicare; but rightwingers like Carol continue to say "Obama must do something about the mentally ill"; ok, what? Lock up everyone who acts a little odd? Who will pay for this wholesale warehousing of people?
We already do this through the criminal justice system; we have more people in prison than any other country.
Psychiatrists prescribe drugs; these drugs often make the person worse; no one knows what to do.
Lily, any 'extremely complicated issue' is going to go right over the head of any rightwinger.
Waxman

Oxford, UK

#883272 Apr 3, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>They can't seem to understand or accept that with rights come responsibilities...talk about the "takers." To fully utilize the right to freedom of speech, one must assume the responsibility for speaking truthfully, understandably, and comprehensively. The right to vote should be enhanced by undertaking the efforts necessary to learn what is being voted upon and the beliefs of the candidates running. Automobiles, pit bulls, guns, children should all come with the burden of responsibility, imho.
children should all come with the burden of responsibility? Only an ignorant Democrat would even think to type something so sucking fupid.
Ernest

London, UK

#883273 Apr 3, 2013
1:07 pm. Tired of looking at naked women, but more tired of the men. A huge bulging muscle of men, priaps all, the darkness between their legs smells like fish... big fish... marlin... bull-marlin. Shining bright swords of light, hunting little fish, the ignominy of the sea, or the bullring... I'm not sure...
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#883274 Apr 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Tenzing proffered this awhile back, I think it's a great idea. Let the insurance industry control the guns. If Nancy Lanza knew she'd have to insure her weapons, with that kid in the house, her premiums would be through the roof; if she realized that anyone murdered by her guns would cost her entire estate and the insurance companies liability; perhaps 26 people would be alive.
Hey! I like it.

So right now there is no additional insurance needed or adjustments to insurance premiums if you own a gun?

Homer doesn't a own a gun, I find a bat to be more personal should anyone break in to my house.

Plus my you know is of uh adequate size, so no need to compensate and I'm not a hunter.

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