Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233831 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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#1007626 Oct 19, 2013
What can one take away from this...

I saw this earlier, and then it sank in:
Lawsuit!

"And in the first six months of this year, every single victim of a bite by a LASD dog was African-American or Latino..."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/ameri...

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#1007627 Oct 19, 2013
Because I have a connection to education...

texas lottery...

"In fact, from 1992 to 1997, not a single dollar from lottery sales was given to public education."

http://www.texaspolicy.com/center/fiscal-poli...

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#1007628 Oct 19, 2013
Leo....calling leo!!!!!!

"More schools opening Advanced Placement courses to all students.

Some students may not be adequately prepared for the rigorous classes and high achievers may be shut out. But supporters see equal access as an educational right"

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-ap-classes...

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#1007629 Oct 19, 2013
Because Liberals saw the need...

"How to Adapt The Jungle Book (and Not Make It Racist)"

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/arch...

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#1007630 Oct 19, 2013
Google...

Washington Mutual and once upon a time...

or

White people, banks, and police dogs are racist...

"In the largest inner-city loan program ever proposed by a U.S. banking institution, Washington Mutual said today it will lend $75 billion to mostly lower-income and minority borrowers over 10 years if it successfully acquires Great Western Financial."

"The proposal eclipses a $70 billion community reinvestment commitment made three weeks ago by Home Savings of America..."

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/ar...

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#1007631 Oct 19, 2013
Oh boy...

"Loaning" money to broke people is such a good thing and making the people feel good is important...

More form WaMu
"In 2002, the company announced a $375-billion, 10year lending commitment for low- and moderate-income neighborhoods."

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/That 's+affordable:+Seattle-based+W ashington+Mutual+has+built+a.. .-a0110618317

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#1007632 Oct 19, 2013
Magic Johnson!

give the people money!

"Washington Mutual has formed a strategic alliance with the Johnson Development Corporation, Beverly Hills, California, headed by former basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson. The development corporation, which was founded in 1993, is dedicated to attracting businesses such as supermarkets and movie theaters back to urban areas. The aim is to revitalize communities and provide jobs."

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/That 's+affordable:+Seattle-based+W ashington+Mutual+has+built+a.. .-a0110618317
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007633 Oct 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
FACT: "Fewer than one in four Americans have enough money in their savings account to cover at least six months of expenses, enough to help cushion the blow of a job loss, medical emergency or some other unexpected event, according to the survey of 1,000 adults. Meanwhile, 50% of those surveyed have less than a three-month cushion and 27% had no savings at all."
So, using your "logic" Republicans are just as likely to be "non functioning members of society" as Democrats. In fact, I would say more likely since they just love to buy things they can't afford.
http://money.cnn.com/2013/06/24/pf/emergency-...
Gslt understands that most people prefer instant gratification over planning for the future and emergencies...impossible to do anything about that....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007634 Oct 19, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I just need to point this out in case you have forgotten..GMAC, GM and Chrysler received those bailout funds under the Bush administration.
http://www.forbes.com/2008/12/30/gmac-washing...
GM filed for bankruptcy on June 1, 2009.

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#1007635 Oct 19, 2013
Why Lawyers can earn a lot of money...

"A former major league hitter was acquitted of drug conspiracy charges Tuesday, after his attorney argued that his low IQ prevented him from understanding that he had agreed to a drug deal."

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007636 Oct 19, 2013
killtaker wrote:
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Since the bailout I have bought a Mazda, Honda, and a Ford F150...
Will not buy a GM product...
Their loss...
GM lost Galt as a customer because of crappy products, not because of the bailout....and nothing has changed....why anybody would buy their junk is a mystery...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007637 Oct 19, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Same here. It's been Ford, Ford and Toyota for me. GM is rife with plaid-suited, ducktailed goons from the 1950's.
no, GM made great cars in the 1950s and 1960s....then declined in the mid-70s and died with the X-car in 1980....the worst cars ever made in America...

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#1007638 Oct 19, 2013
Education is important...says the Liberal...

Maybe family is too...

"Children living with gay and lesbian families in 2006 were about 65 % as likely to graduate compared to children living in opposite sex marriage families. Daughters of same-sex parents do considerably worse than sons."

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s111...

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#1007639 Oct 19, 2013
Good night all!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007640 Oct 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Wingnut Media’s Lame Attempt To Prove ObamaCare Is A Failure, Proves It’s A Success
The Daily Caller (TheDC), a website run by Fox News supplicant Tucker Carlson, has published what they laughably refer to as an “investigation” into “the numbers on the hilariously sad failure of Obamacare.” Unfortunately for them, what ends up being hilariously sad is their inept attempt to malign a program that is showing objective signs of success and is gaining in popularity.
TheDC based their article on reports of the Obama administration’s estimates that about half a million people would enroll in the ObamaCare exchanges in the first month. However, the launch of the online component of the program was something less than optimal, to put it mildly. As a result, enrollment was severely hampered.
It is was on this basis that TheDC concluded that ObamaCare has failed. But their own numbers tell a different story. TheDC cites an analysis by Millward Brown Digital, a private marketing firm, who estimate that 36,000 people enrolled in a new health care plan on the federal exchange in the first week. And according to an article in The Atlantic, an additional 115,000 enrolled via the the state exchanges. That’s about 150,000 enrollees in the first week, despite the software glitches. Extrapolate that number out for 50 more weeks, or one full year, and you get 7.5 million. The Department of Health and Human Services estimated that they would enroll seven million people the first year. Therefore, these numbers suggest that they will exceed their estimates.
....In another example of the right-wing media’s dishonesty, last Friday Fox News aired an episode of Sean Hannity’s program that included three couples who, according to Hannity, were “feeling the pain of Obamacare and the healthcare overhaul train wreck.” However, when an aide to the former governor of Montana contacted these alleged victims, what he discovered was that not a single one of them had even bothered to look at the insurance exchange to ascertain whether or not they would be helped or harmed. In every case, as it turns out, they would have paid thousands less annually in premiums. They were simply blindly opposed to ObamaCare without any direct knowledge of it, and that’s certainly why Hannity chose them to appear on his show. This is typical of the dimwitted and deceitful brand of journalism practiced by conservative media in general, and by Fox News and TheDC in particular.
http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
"enrolled" is a BS term intended to deceive....

how many actually purchased insurance???...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007641 Oct 19, 2013
killtaker wrote:
rogermike...
On obamacare...
This is from the WaPo...
"I think it is a mixed bag. If you are old, sick, or poor you will probably pay less. If you are young and healthy, you will likely pay more. It is designed to be that way.
I checked some pricing, and for my wife and I to buy coverage with a $1500 deductible in 2013, the rate would be just under $600 a month. In 2014, a similar policy would be just over $1000. We don't qualify for subsidies, so we would be a loser.
On the other hand, my mom and her husband are in their early 60's and don't qualify for Medicare yet. Their insurance will go down a bit"
Why would someone be so cavalier about their insurance going up so much?
$4000 Dollar increase...that's a new car payment...
Very telling...
people who incur debt to purchase an automobile are living beyond their means....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007642 Oct 19, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>You don't know shit but love running your mouth. You have to have an attempt to distribute charge to face prison time stupid! A simple possession charge will land you in a drug program but, you know it all, so you think.
depends where you are, brutha....better stay in the hood...

“Is that all you've got?”

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#1007643 Oct 19, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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No weed smoking because the damage is already done.
You are now in 'permanent high' mode for the rest of your sorryass life.
Oh, brother, talk about a sorry ass life...

http://content.time.com/time/video/player/0,3...

I'm guessing he doesn't notice the hypocrisy in claiming to value his privacy and actually writing an autobiography about himself simply to make money off being Barack's brother?

Anybody who appreciates how short life is won't waste any of their precious time or money on his "story".
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007644 Oct 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Government Shutdown Exposes Rift Among Republicans
Republican strategist Mike Murphy chided what he called "the stupid wing of the Republican Party."
"There's tension and there ought to be a questioning of whether we ought to listen to such bad advice," Murphy said when asked about the influence of conservative groups. "We took a huge brand hit. It's self-inflicted.... I'm glad there are no elections tomorrow."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/18/gove...
as if Republicans should listen to "strategists" like Murphy and Rove who lost the last two elections...time to clean house...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007645 Oct 19, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Democrats have things under control!!!!!
"Bob Laszewski: What I’m worried about is that when people go to their doctor in January they may walk in, and the doctor and hospital won’t find them in the insurer’s computer system or their bank account won’t be appropriately debited or they’ll be signed up for the wrong plan."
Who is Bob Laszewski?
"Robert Laszewski is president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, a policy and marketplace consulting firm that has him working closely with many in the heath industry as they try to navigate the Affordable Care Act..."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
more likely that people will go to their doctor in January and learn that he/she is not part of their plan....even though they had Blue Cross before and still do...

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