Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252780 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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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1027648 Nov 21, 2013
In the years after Jesse Webster dropped out of school in ninth grade to help his mother pay the bills in the south side of Chicago, he became involved in a cocaine deal that was aborted before drugs ever changed hands. After hearing he was wanted for questioning, he turned himself in, and was convicted of possession, conspiracy, and filing false tax returns, solely on the basis of testimony by his co-defendants. He declined to become an informant in exchange for a plea deal, worried that it would put his family members at risk.

Jesse Webster
Jesse Webster

CREDIT: ACLU

While his co-defendants received less than five years each for cooperating with the government, Webster, who had no criminal record, was sentenced to life without parole by a judge who said the punishment was too high, but whose hands were tied by a mandatory minimum sentence. Webster has since completed his GED, taught himself skills, and counseled other inmates. But no matter what he does, life without parole means no chance to ever see life outside of prison.

Webster and Jackson are not anomalies. Some 3,278 people are serving life sentences with no hope for parole for non-violent offenses, mostly drugs, according to a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union. Those serving life without parole have been handed these sentences for drug offenses as minimal as possession of a crack pipe, a trace amount of cocaine in clothes pockets that invisible to the naked eye, and large quantities of marijuana. Other nonviolent offenses responsible for LWOP punishment include possession of stolen wrenches, stealing tools from the back of a truck, and shoplifting a computer from a Walmart.

Life without parole (LWOP) is the harshest U.S. sentence short of execution. This summer, the European Court of Human Rights ruled the punishment inhuman and degrading. It means a prisoner receives no reward for rehabilitation; never has a chance of seeing life outside of prison walls. The ACLU called it a “living death.”

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/11/13/2...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1027649 Nov 21, 2013
Of course if it were anyone but a Republican Fox would run with the story for weeks.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027650 Nov 21, 2013
What a future....

"...They predict up to 100 million small and large business policies could be canceled next year."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/20/se...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1027652 Nov 21, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama wasn't a war hawk and draft booster like Romney was. According to Mitt it was okay for others to be drafted and sent into harm's way but not him. That's called hypocrisy.
HEY STUPID!

What was your "esteemed" occupation, dolt?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1027654 Nov 21, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>He purchased 2.5 grams and had another gram at his apartment, it was said by one of the informants that he had been a regular customer.
Radel had entertainment/journalism background.
I'll be surprised if he survives the 2014 (R) primary, if he doesn't resign first.
Hey RealDumb.

He should simply join the Democrat Party and move to D.C.

He will then be a shoe-in for Mayor!!!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027655 Nov 21, 2013
Dixie!!!!!!

"Charlie Rangel says 'there's a Confederate general' in every Republican living room"

http://washingtonexaminer.com/charlie-rangel-...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1027656 Nov 21, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Probably not reported on Fox News which is why Flack was unaware.
Good morning lowlife liar. Can you tell us more about how you are an "independent"?

ROTFLMAO!!!!

You are a liar and an idiot!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027657 Nov 21, 2013
7.1 and 11.4 are good if you are a Democrat...

"For Medicaid, the total lost to improper payments was nearly $20 billion, and more than $13 billion for Medicare Advantage, according to paymentaccuracy.gov .

Here's another way to look at those figures: Medicare got it wrong on 8.5 percent of its total payments of nearly $350 billion in 2012. For Medicaid and Medicare Advantage, the error rate percentages were 7.1 percent and 11.4 percent, respectively."

http://washingtonexaminer.com/federal-bureauc...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1027658 Nov 21, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Tesla wants to sell its high end cars from Boca's Town Center
This Tesla Motors product combines the benefits of an SUV with a minivan.
This Tesla Motors product combines the benefits of an SUV with a minivan.(David Dewhurst /)
August 26, 2013|By Anne Geggis, Sun Sentinel
BOCA RATON — Not only can you buy the latest handmade Prada bag or Coach belt at this Boca mall, but soon you can put yourself in the driver's seat of a hot, electric Tesla sports car for a starting price of $63,000
The tony California based automaker wants to open a showroom at the upscale Town Center at Boca Raton, carving out a prime spot for itself and skirting the prohibition against displaying cars outside that has kept traditional car dealers out of Boca.
Hope they all get fire insurance:
http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/19/autos/tesla-s...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1027659 Nov 21, 2013
when you are a Democrat 22 is not so bad!

US Treasury...

"It's bad enough that the federal government's three biggest health care programs have between them a 9 percent average for improper payments.

It's even worse at the Department of Treasury, which 22 percent of the time sends Earned Income Tax Credits to undeserving people, for a total of $12.6 billion last year."

http://washingtonexaminer.com/federal-bureauc...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1027660 Nov 21, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you should learn what caused the two vehicle fires in which no one was hurt.
Running over metal road debris. Mr Peabody!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1027661 Nov 21, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Here's refresher course in history Flacko__
Tesla Motors, founded 2003
Space X, founded 2002
Solar City, founded 2006 by Musks cousin.
These companies took advantage of California and Bush era tax credits and grants.
Still doesn't make it right Mr Peabody.

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#1027662 Nov 21, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>What is with the rightwing obsession with the male genitalia? Can anyone explain it?
They're basically dickless? Heaven knows, no self-respecting woman with an IQ above room temperature would have any truck with them...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1027663 Nov 21, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>He purchased 2.5 grams and had another gram at his apartment, it was said by one of the informants that he had been a regular customer.
Radel had entertainment/journalism background.
I'll be surprised if he survives the 2014 (R) primary, if he doesn't resign first.
The irony is that he was pushing for drug testing of foodstamp recipients! He's lucky he didn't get caught in his home state of Florida where the police are pulling people over every day and busting them for possession of pot, etc. and they're not getting off with a year probation.
However, perhaps this is what it takes to bring it home to these politicians who create these laws making us a police state.
In DC it's a misdemeanor; here it's a felony.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1027664 Nov 21, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama wasn't a war hawk and draft booster like Romney was. According to Mitt it was okay for others to be drafted and sent into harm's way but not him. That's called hypocrisy.
HEY STUPID!

I guess a genius like you doesn't know much about history.

Draft/LBJ/Democrat!

The draft during the VIETNAM WAR was STARTED during the administration of Lyndon B. JOHNSON. The draft initially allowed men who were STUDENTS (like Clinton/Obama) to avoid service. Later, it was changed to a lottery system.

"As casualties mounted and success seemed further away than ever, Johnson's popularity plummeted. College students and others protested, BURNED DRAFT CARDS, and chanted, "Hey, hey, LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?"[95] Johnson could scarcely travel anywhere without facing protests, and was not allowed by the Secret Service to attend the 1968 Democratic National Convention, where thousands of hippies, yippies, Black Panthers and other opponents of Johnson's policies both in Vietnam and in the ghettos converged to protest".

What did you say your educational credentials were again?

ROTFLMAO -AY!!!!

You are an IDIOT!!!!!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1027665 Nov 21, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>What is with the rightwing obsession with the male genitalia? Can anyone explain it?
I'd venture to say the lack of them causes this obsession.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1027666 Nov 21, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Probably not reported on Fox News which is why Flack was unaware.
Flack has a life outside of Topix and the news.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1027667 Nov 21, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The point was: If not for Google Realtime would be lost...
Realtime is a dumbass...
It's the culture
Ohhhh lol.

(well I will just concur with that sentiment then lol).

Where's Duh A Vey?

I has a questsheun....

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/21...

NOW what...(Duh a Vey..you've not been doing your homework have you!)
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1027668 Nov 21, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>They're basically dickless? Heaven knows, no self-respecting woman with an IQ above room temperature would have any truck with them...
OMG you should have seen Lindsey Graham shaking hands with the USC team!! He was in his glory; and then promptly ran off the field to the mens room!!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1027669 Nov 21, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>They're basically dickless? Heaven knows, no self-respecting woman with an IQ above room temperature would have any truck with them...
Any man around you (gross!) claims he is dickless.

Q: What do you call people in Leosnana's family with an IQ of 140?

A: A foursome!

Now run along, retard, and go do some spell checking!

NERD!

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