Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1457545 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1030855 Nov 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The ACA does not dictate to insurance companies which drs & hospitals are included.
"Affecting their choice" is a subject with any insurance purchase. Of course you check out the providers before choosing a policy.
I don't believe these people when they say there are no options that include their doctors.
the provisions of the Anti-American Communist Act force insurers to ration care and accept only doctors and hospitals willing to work for substandard reimbursement...

in fact, ObamaKKKare policies provide little real insurance, because often the copay is the only reimbursement received by the doctor...
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1030856 Nov 26, 2013
flack wrote:
Renaming Persia
What’s in a name?
The name Persia is actually a Latin derivation used mainly by Westerners to describe the region roughly equivalent to that of present day Iran.
In truth during the rise and fall of the Persian Empire the land was known to its people as 'Aryanam', which is equated to the current “Iran” in the proto -Iranian language.
During the reign of the Sassanids it became Eran – meaning "land of the Aryans".
Aryan:
Aryan by definition meant anyone speaking any of the Indo-European languages, including that of the Iranians. Unfortunately, with the rise of Hitler in the 1930’s, "Aryan" came to be associated with the Nazi definition: being of Non-Jewish Caucasian descent, especially the blue eyed, blond haired Nordic races that Hitler himself favored and hoped to make a master race.
Iran VS Persia:
In fact, in 1935, Dr Hjalmar Schacht, the Nazi Economics minister noted the Aryan origin of the Persians and encouraged the Persian Reza Shah Pahlavi to ask foreign delegates to use the term Iran, "land of Aryans" instead of Persia.
As the New York Times explained at the time, "At the suggestion of the Persian Legation in Berlin, the Tehran government, on the Persian New Year, March 21, 1935, substituted Iran for Persia as the official name of the country.
Defenders of the name change, point to its use by the Greek historians citing that "Aryan" means "noble". Many also felt that calling something or someone Persian was dated and somewhat restrictive.
There was a need to unify the people of this land under one nation, Iran, thus encompassing the other ethnicities, such as the Kurds or Turks, residing in former Persia. In its decision it was influenced by the Nazi revival of interest in the various Aryan races, cradled in ancient Persia. As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs set forth in its memorandum on the subject,'Perse,' the French designation of Persia, connoted the weakness and tottering independence of the country in the nineteenth century, when it was the chessboard of European imperialistic rivalry.
'Iran,' by contrast, conjured up memories of the vigor and splendor of its historic past."
This change, however, evoked much opposition and confusion as Persians felt that the term damaged their cultural heritage and aligned them with pro Nazi sentiment.
Additionally, all too often Iran was confused with their neighboring Arab state of Iraq, so much that during World War II, Winston Churchill called to enforce continuation of the term of Persia when dealing with political documentation. Even today, in an effort to separate themselves, those opposed to the current government in Iran continue to refer to themselves as Persian.
In 1959, the work of Professor Ehsan Yarshater, editor of Encyclopedia Iranica, propagated a move to use Persia and Iran interchangeably which was approved by Mohammad Reza Shah.
Iranians are not Arabs.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1030857 Nov 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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So Christians don't have to obey the laws of other countries? OK, we'll buy you a ticket to Iran, go for it and die or go to prison for your cause. Why should we pay for your stupidity once you get caught?
The rest of the world didn't believe the Holocaust was going on until they discovered the concentration camps and the horror Jews experienced after the war.

Even Hitler's top military plotted an intricate plan to assassinate him and take back Germany just because they knew about the Jews.

So how many atrocities have to be committed against people of another faith in other parts of the world before we gasp in shock?
nj raider 1

Vineland, NJ

#1030858 Nov 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Polls generally reflect the mood of the country.
The polls in 2012 weren't wrong when it has been proven Hurricane Sandy blew them away at the last minute.
And Romney remained silent while it did.
Seems appropriate though. A destructive natural storm led to a destructive political one.
Hope you're battening down the hatches.
Being a good conservative christian, that would mean GOD wanted Obama to be the president, right? That's how the prophets from the good ol' book equated such occurances. That would make you a demon, fighting the devils fight!

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1030859 Nov 26, 2013
Democrats lose 2014 edge after Obamacare uproar

A new CNN/ORC International poll spells trouble for congressional Democrats

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/20...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1030860 Nov 26, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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This is from today's USA Today;
Various news organizations are refuting the existence of an alleged phenomenon known as the "Knockout Game" that has been the subject of media warnings in recent weeks.
According to reports by CNN, the Today show, this news organization and others, the game takes place when a young person randomly assaults a stranger in an attempt to knock them out with one punch.
But police officials in several cities where the attacks have been reported say the Knockout Game is an urban myth, and that attacks that have received recent attention in the media have been random assaults, the New York Times is reporting.
"We're trying to determine whether or not this is a real phenomenon," the news organization quotes New York police commissioner Raymond Kelly as saying. "I mean, yes, something like this can happen. But we would like to have people come forward and give us any information they have."
A column on Slate.com reports that while the game does exist, there is no hard data to support the notion that it is a growing trend that has reached epidemic levels. It also refutes the suggestion by some news organizations that some of the attacks have been racially motivated.
The Slate piece makes reference to another piece on the patheos.com website that says,'Nobody seems to have any evidence that it's spreading, or that it's new, or that it's racially motivated."
The piece continues, "Most sources claim that it is spreading, and a number of sources claim that it is racially motivated. But how do they know? Where are they getting their data from?"
PHILADELPHIA (CBS)– Mayor Michael Nutter was joined by other city leaders Monday evening in an attempt to stop the so-called “Knockout Game” from spreading to Philadelphia.

Nutter was joined by Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, as they discussed the so-called game in which a person is randomly assaulted, while another person films it with their phone or other device.

With cases reported in other U.S. cities, including New York, Mayor Nutter says the city is working to stay ahead of the problem, but needs parents to do their part.

“This is not a game. You can seriously injure or possibly kill someone. Your child’s life will be dramatically changed, and probably yours as well as a parent. So let’s cut out the nonsense. There are many other things that people can do to enjoy themselves. This is not one of them,” Nutter said.

The Mayor says that anyone caught taking part in the “knockout” game will face charges ranging from aggravated assault up to third degree murder, but that’s not all.

“You’re also hurting another human being for no reason at all. There’s no excuse for this kind of behavior, it will not be tolerated here in the city. We will do everything we can to both prevent, but if someone does engage, we will catch you. You’ll be prosecuted, and your life will be changed dramatically,” he said.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1030861 Nov 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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And being an FDA approved drug does not mean it was prescribed, prescribed correctly, or taken correctly.
Drugs have side effects & risks. The more they are prescribed, the more are subject to these risks. i.e. over prescribing is a factor.
But you are the one propagating O'bamacare and making excuses for all that pharma on the streets--what do you think O'bamacare medicine is? There are numerous repercussions to a society that eats, breathes, and sleeps prescription medications. When did we go from a society that is more concerned about 'healthcare aka pharma' than they are about jobs? As with every other socialized country, medicating the masses never works.
Lilyshekita boocateeta

Satellite Beach, FL

#1030862 Nov 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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LOL!
lily translation for Lots O' Liquor
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1030863 Nov 26, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Networks have slow news days and this seems another media creation like Generation X.
Patrick in much greater danger from homo-bashers...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1030864 Nov 26, 2013
nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>I understand forgetting this past election is good for you in a sense. It doesnt erase the past. What did those 30 or so governors do to help you on Nov 6? You have a foot fettish. Love putting your foot in your mouth!
Man are you one stooooopid MoFo. You said we were and always will be "the minority", so I point out there are 30 or so Republican governors. Basically exposing what a moron you are.

How is that putting my foot in my mouth, gay boy?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1030865 Nov 26, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Iranians are not Arabs.
Yep, they are Persians or can't you read?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1030866 Nov 26, 2013
nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Quoting from books written by and with the same european twist that had and has children across the nation believing the Thanks Giving bullshit story! Muslims are not in America trying to trun this country into a muslim empire. THERE ARE'NT MUSLIM ARMED FORCES OCCUPYING AMERICA, instilling their will and ideology on us. Every muslim that broke code and dealt with America as a go to person in the region is now dead and martyred. Like I said, what does America have that the muslim nations want? What does muslim countries have that America wants? Misquoting the QU'RAN won't bolster your argument against commonsense facts!
No one's talking about here...yet.

But if we act like sitting ducks under naïve leadership, they're thinking it's only a matter of time.

You could have a terrorist cell in your neighborhood.

We probably don't want to know how many terrorists cells are located around the country.

They haven't given up and Obama does not have them on the run as he would have you believe.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1030867 Nov 26, 2013
Good news for Republicans in 2014 midterms

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/republi...

Thanks, Obamacare!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1030868 Nov 26, 2013
flack wrote:
Fewest hurricanes since 1980. Sixth least amount of hurricanes since 1950.
global warming in action...blame Bush...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1030869 Nov 26, 2013
nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Being a good conservative christian, that would mean GOD wanted Obama to be the president, right? That's how the prophets from the good ol' book equated such occurances. That would make you a demon, fighting the devils fight!
Christians inevitably look for the silver lining. Our time is not God's time. There's a reason for everything.

A time for every purpose under heaven, as the Bible says.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1030870 Nov 26, 2013
Lilyshekita boocateeta wrote:
<quoted text>lily loves the race card
The liberals have over played the race card. Calling everyone a racist isn't working anymore. The liberals have managed to use the race card until it doesn't matter any more. The liberals can't over-sample the democrats enough to make people seem like they like him. i.e. polls. O'bama has went down the tubes on his own merit--as if he had any to begin with.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1030871 Nov 26, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Iranians are not Arabs.
You are an idiot Realtime.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1030872 Nov 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The rest of the world didn't believe the Holocaust was going on until they discovered the concentration camps and the horror Jews experienced after the war.
Even Hitler's top military plotted an intricate plan to assassinate him and take back Germany just because they knew about the Jews.
So how many atrocities have to be committed against people of another faith in other parts of the world before we gasp in shock?
The liberals will not lift a finger to help anybody who can't do something for them. If Al Gore had been elected Saddam would still be running the rape rooms and torture chambers. The Palestinian homicide bombers families would still be getting the $25,000 for losing their son/father/brother. We would still be enforcing the no fly zone and worrying about another attack on Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Wondering where a WMD attack may happen. Watch them attack me for dispelling their lies!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1030873 Nov 26, 2013
TSM wrote:
I call on my Fellow Americans Republicans/Conservatives let’s make (2014 Election Historic) by retaining the House and winning the Senate by a larger enough Majority in both Chambers to Override any Presidential Veto!!
probably not a big enough majority to override a veto, but with the filibuster dead will force Obama to veto lots of bills....

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1030874 Nov 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The rest of the world didn't believe the Holocaust was going on until they discovered the concentration camps and the horror Jews experienced after the war.
Even Hitler's top military plotted an intricate plan to assassinate him and take back Germany just because they knew about the Jews.
So how many atrocities have to be committed against people of another faith in other parts of the world before we gasp in shock?
Lois, please if you don't know anything about history, please refrain from making all inclusive statements. There is plenty of historical data that many knew of the holocaust

http://www.winstonchurchill.org/learn/myths/m...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/genoci...

there is also evidence that officials in Washington were aware of what was going on

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/europe/novembe...

The German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941 was the start of the Holocaust as we know it. Messages reaching Churchill through his intelligence services told of the murder, in groups, of thousands of Jews. He made powerful reference to these killings when he broadcast on November 14 1941:

'None has suffered more cruelly than the Jew the unspeakable evils wrought upon the bodies and spirits of men by Hitler and his vile regime. The Jew bore the brunt of the Nazi's first onslaught upon the citadels of freedom and human dignity. He has borne and continued to bear a burden that might have seen beyond endurance. He has not allowed it to break his spirit; he has never lost the will to resist. Assuredly in the day of victory the Jew's suffering and his part in the struggle will not be forgotten.'

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