Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1396335 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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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1047734 Dec 26, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
The fact is Carol that private charity is not and never will be remotely adequate to address the needs of the poor. You object to "forced donations" because you don't get to pick and choose who to "bless" with your largess.
Ah yes the culture change exhibited by liberalism. Funny isn't it? Liberals have destroyed the entire culture of taking care of each other. Why is that? because you liberal commies need a permanent under class to succeed. I heard a person say they never vote unless the democrats pay them. Ah yes Chicago, where O'bama and liberals cheat to win. And yet they wallow in their own crap. Now about the VETS, how can you quantify giving to illegals and housing and feeding them and yet leave VETS dying from Agent Orange, homeless on the streets? Never forget O'bamacare was a bill that was passed in the as a credit for housing for the VETS--Harry Balls Reid stripped the entire bill and put in the bill now known as O'bamacare--NOT housing for the VETS. O'bama and the democrats said "let them die in the streets, they don't need no housing." sick democrats.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1047735 Dec 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Reality isn’t so ducky
Distilled, Robertson said two things in particular that provoked protests outside the bayou. One, that homosexual acts are sins, which is hardly news among recipients of the Gospel (hate the sin, love the sinner). Two, he said that African Americans he worked with during the Jim Crow era were just fine.“They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues,” he said.
Except, of course, many blacks were singing the blues and had been since about the 19th century when plantation slaves invented the genre while toiling in the Mississippi Delta not far from Robertson’s haunts.
Robertson’s words released an onslaught of fire and brimstone not seen since God unleashed his fury on Sodom. Speaking of which, it is tempting to note that God was rather selective in his outrage back then. Furious with homosexuals, he seemed to have no problem with Lot, whom he saved, when Lot offered his virgin daughters to townsmen who were demanding to “know” the angels hanging with Lot that God had sent to destroy Sodom.
Similarly, sort of, Robertson’s fans didn’t seem to care much about the vile, X-rated imagery he used to make his point to GQ concerning the relative merits of human apertures for sexual gratification. Granted, GQ is read mostly by old teenagers and young adults, but is this really the fellow Christians want instructing America’s camouflaged kiddos?
Robertson’s blunt talk caused a stir not because he was delivering tablets from the burning bush but because he was clearly speaking outside his wheelhouse to the detriment of people whose equal rights — even their very lives — are endangered by such talk. Robertson may “love the sinner,” but you sure can’t tell.
Executives at A&E clearly were banking on hicks acting like hicks, not expressing what they actually think. But then, what did they expect from a Louisiana duck-call whittlin’, part-time preacher, for Pete’s sake?
“Aw, shucks, the more love in the world the better is what I always say”?
To the greater point, the fact that a healthy, if dwindling, percentage of the country feels helplessly opposed to redefining marriage reveals an existential divide that won’t easily be bridged. Robertson didn’t create it; he exposed it.
He also helped illuminate our persistent confusion about gay rights. South Carolina’s largest newspaper, the State, recently featured two stories back to back — one dealing with “Duck Dynasty” fans protesting Robertson’s indefinite hiatus, the other about Methodists defrocking Frank Schaefer for performing his gay son’s marriage.
One is damned for being anti-gay marriage and the other for being pro — both in the name of the same deity, presumably. So which is it? The Christian, as well as the constitutional, way seems to me the latter. But fundamentalism, regardless of religion, finds refuge in the toxic swamp of moral certitude.
In other near-certainties, Robertson reportedly will be back on the show when it returns in January. With shelves emptied of “Duck Dynasty” paraphernalia by loyal consumers, and A&E facing boycott threats, there’s too much money at stake.
Profit, not equal rights or freedom of religion or any of the other high-minded principles we seize to bolster our selective outrage, is the real coin of the realm. And, as if you didn’t know, it quacks like a duck.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/duck-d...
The new brand for A&E is “the Christian-hating, Bible-bashing, intolerant TV network.” And in a Nation still dominated by Christians who actually believe in God, guns and the Bible, that’s not a viable brand. In other words: Oh, how the tables have turned. A&E is “ducked, and so are the liberals."

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1047736 Dec 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so Heritage hates it's own idea.
and btw....for every moral dilemma there are two sides. that's why we have....freedom from religion.
Actually it's freedom of religion. I'm a deist so what do I care.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1047737 Dec 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Cue Yeah, stage right!
Oh yeah and-

Merry Christmas Flack-may the U.S. start regaining it's sanity back now that we're rounding the corner on the two year countdown to NO mo' just downlow campaigning shows--thank goodness for TERM LIMITS and onto 2016!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047738 Dec 26, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Lookie here dmfk, your original post clearly said "check the Oriental box on the application."
There is no Oriental box to check. There are Asian boxes though and some more specific but no Oriental, there has never been an Oriental box because that term is nebulous.
The post itself was stupid and likely created in your drunken or otherwise challenged mind as you posted to yourself throughout the cold bitter Michigan night. Then like the scumbag troll that you are you waste even more time trying to defend your error.
BTFW, my favorite check here box is Pacific Islander.
"Asian" is even more nebulous....for example, which box should Russians or Turks or Sinai peninsula Egyptians check?

and WTF should anybody be asking this question to begin with, particularly the government???...

get a grip, pal...

ROTFLMAO...
RUSH10ME

Aylett, VA

#1047739 Dec 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Reality isn’t so ducky
Distilled, Robertson said two things in particular that provoked protests outside the bayou. One, that homosexual acts are sins, which is hardly news among recipients of the Gospel (hate the sin, love the sinner). Two, he said that African Americans he worked with during the Jim Crow era were just fine.“They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues,” he said.
Except, of course, many blacks were singing the blues and had been since about the 19th century when plantation slaves invented the genre while toiling in the Mississippi Delta not far from Robertson’s haunts.
Robertson’s words released an onslaught of fire and brimstone not seen since God unleashed his fury on Sodom. Speaking of which, it is tempting to note that God was rather selective in his outrage back then. Furious with homosexuals, he seemed to have no problem with Lot, whom he saved, when Lot offered his virgin daughters to townsmen who were demanding to “know” the angels hanging with Lot that God had sent to destroy Sodom.
Similarly, sort of, Robertson’s fans didn’t seem to care much about the vile, X-rated imagery he used to make his point to GQ concerning the relative merits of human apertures for sexual gratification. Granted, GQ is read mostly by old teenagers and young adults, but is this really the fellow Christians want instructing America’s camouflaged kiddos?
Robertson’s blunt talk caused a stir not because he was delivering tablets from the burning bush but because he was clearly speaking outside his wheelhouse to the detriment of people whose equal rights — even their very lives — are endangered by such talk. Robertson may “love the sinner,” but you sure can’t tell.
Executives at A&E clearly were banking on hicks acting like hicks, not expressing what they actually think. But then, what did they expect from a Louisiana duck-call whittlin’, part-time preacher, for Pete’s sake?
“Aw, shucks, the more love in the world the better is what I always say”?
To the greater point, the fact that a healthy, if dwindling, percentage of the country feels helplessly opposed to redefining marriage reveals an existential divide that won’t easily be bridged. Robertson didn’t create it; he exposed it.
He also helped illuminate our persistent confusion about gay rights. South Carolina’s largest newspaper, the State, recently featured two stories back to back — one dealing with “Duck Dynasty” fans protesting Robertson’s indefinite hiatus, the other about Methodists defrocking Frank Schaefer for performing his gay son’s marriage.
One is damned for being anti-gay marriage and the other for being pro — both in the name of the same deity, presumably. So which is it? The Christian, as well as the constitutional, way seems to me the latter. But fundamentalism, regardless of religion, finds refuge in the toxic swamp of moral certitude.
In other near-certainties, Robertson reportedly will be back on the show when it returns in January. With shelves emptied of “Duck Dynasty” paraphernalia by loyal consumers, and A&E facing boycott threats, there’s too much money at stake.
Profit, not equal rights or freedom of religion or any of the other high-minded principles we seize to bolster our selective outrage, is the real coin of the realm. And, as if you didn’t know, it quacks like a duck.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/duck-d...
More people rallied and signed petitions to reinstate Mr Robertson in 48 hours than signed up for obama care since oct. 1st , can you explain that ?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047740 Dec 26, 2013
Neutral Party wrote:
To read the posts on here and the arguments that have very little to do with politics it is very apparent that the Obama administration has polarized this nation and therefore failed us all.
absolutely...

Obama won election by fanning the flames of class envy and racial division...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1047741 Dec 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so Heritage hates it's own idea.
and btw....for every moral dilemma there are two sides. that's why we have....freedom from religion.
The MO Bro Hoodies are declared a terrorist group around the world, when do you think O'bama will fire his Hoodies in the White House? Keith Ellison should be arrested, and the likes of the rest. When will Americans wake up and declare the President called Hussein O'bama stand up and declare his friends the Mo Bro Hoodies terrorists? Freedom from Moslems, who ride under the guise of religion...why are you up in arms now?
RUSH10ME

Aylett, VA

#1047742 Dec 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Reality isn’t so ducky
Distilled, Robertson said two things in particular that provoked protests outside the bayou. One, that homosexual acts are sins, which is hardly news among recipients of the Gospel (hate the sin, love the sinner). Two, he said that African Americans he worked with during the Jim Crow era were just fine.“They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues,” he said.
Except, of course, many blacks were singing the blues and had been since about the 19th century when plantation slaves invented the genre while toiling in the Mississippi Delta not far from Robertson’s haunts.
Robertson’s words released an onslaught of fire and brimstone not seen since God unleashed his fury on Sodom. Speaking of which, it is tempting to note that God was rather selective in his outrage back then. Furious with homosexuals, he seemed to have no problem with Lot, whom he saved, when Lot offered his virgin daughters to townsmen who were demanding to “know” the angels hanging with Lot that God had sent to destroy Sodom.
Similarly, sort of, Robertson’s fans didn’t seem to care much about the vile, X-rated imagery he used to make his point to GQ concerning the relative merits of human apertures for sexual gratification. Granted, GQ is read mostly by old teenagers and young adults, but is this really the fellow Christians want instructing America’s camouflaged kiddos?
Robertson’s blunt talk caused a stir not because he was delivering tablets from the burning bush but because he was clearly speaking outside his wheelhouse to the detriment of people whose equal rights — even their very lives — are endangered by such talk. Robertson may “love the sinner,” but you sure can’t tell.
Executives at A&E clearly were banking on hicks acting like hicks, not expressing what they actually think. But then, what did they expect from a Louisiana duck-call whittlin’, part-time preacher, for Pete’s sake?
“Aw, shucks, the more love in the world the better is what I always say”?
To the greater point, the fact that a healthy, if dwindling, percentage of the country feels helplessly opposed to redefining marriage reveals an existential divide that won’t easily be bridged. Robertson didn’t create it; he exposed it.
He also helped illuminate our persistent confusion about gay rights. South Carolina’s largest newspaper, the State, recently featured two stories back to back — one dealing with “Duck Dynasty” fans protesting Robertson’s indefinite hiatus, the other about Methodists defrocking Frank Schaefer for performing his gay son’s marriage.
One is damned for being anti-gay marriage and the other for being pro — both in the name of the same deity, presumably. So which is it? The Christian, as well as the constitutional, way seems to me the latter. But fundamentalism, regardless of religion, finds refuge in the toxic swamp of moral certitude.
In other near-certainties, Robertson reportedly will be back on the show when it returns in January. With shelves emptied of “Duck Dynasty” paraphernalia by loyal consumers, and A&E facing boycott threats, there’s too much money at stake.
Profit, not equal rights or freedom of religion or any of the other high-minded principles we seize to bolster our selective outrage, is the real coin of the realm. And, as if you didn’t know, it quacks like a duck.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/duck-d...
More people rallied behind Mr. Robertson and signed petitions for his reinstatement in 48 hrs. than those who enrolled for obama care since oct.1st , can you explain that ??
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1047743 Dec 26, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>This puny thread doesn't represent the views of the nation you twit. This thread is about debunking the lies of conspiracy loons, TeaParty dopes and racist pukes.
You might jutt be a pudding brain pud if you post like a Dupe....DUPE.

Duhmmy.

Neutral Party wrote:
To read the posts on here and the arguments that have very little to do with politics it is very apparent that the Obama administration has polarized this nation and therefore failed us all.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1047744 Dec 26, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so Heritage hates it's own idea.
and btw....for every moral dilemma there are two sides. that's why we have....freedom from religion.
Maybe it proves what Ronald Reagan said about you pinheads:

"It isn't so much that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so many things that aren't so."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047745 Dec 26, 2013
Neutral Party wrote:
I find it amazing that Obamacare since Oct1 has become the ACA or Affordable Care Act.
Further proof that this debacle is a failed attempt of govt control that promised a rose but stuck all with a thorn.
The libs lied, mismanaged and despite unlimited resources and 3+ years to plan and implement has lost credibility with the American public.
The Obama agenda was officially halted Oct1 and now he is nothing but a lame duck. Expect to see a different look to Congress in the next election cycle.
the name of this disaster should be changed to "DemoKKKare" to identify the real villians, the DemoKKKrats in Congress who will be tossed out in November...

Republican control of both houses of Congress will force Obama into hiding....
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1047746 Dec 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
absolutely...
Obama won election by fanning the flames of class envy and racial division...
oft he noxious gases emitting out the azzez of those like Realtime lol.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1047747 Dec 26, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
(If this posts twice, ignore this one.)
A blog on "Artic News" is your source? Who is behind "Artic News"?
Scientific evidence proves artic sea ice has expanded this year. Some of these scientists claim it's a hiccup in the global warming process.
But in the 1970s, scientists were then warning of a new ice age. Because, In that decade, global temperatures cooled significantly.
Maybe we should just wait and see what the climate is going to do again - with or without our expertise.
It's going to be hard to convince most of the nation that global warming is still a threat when the majority were deep frozen last month and record low temperatures and unprecedented snow has been reported around the world for the past three or four years.
Let's just all try and be patient and see what the climate's going to do together.
Well here's another source for the same story Carol;
www.cbsnews.com/news/melting-ice-forms-lake-i...
Where are you getting that hogwash about arctic ice expanding Carol? There's no such scientific evidence as a matter of fact it's just the opposite.
www.scientificamerican.com › Energy & Sustainability › Climatewire
A comprehensive satellite study confirms that the melting ice caps are raising sea levels at an accelerating rate.
www.dw.de/polar-ice-sheets-melting-faster-tha... ;
The reason a few decades ago scientist were worried about global cooling was the large amounts of particulate matter in the atmosphere blocking sunlight and heat. Thanks to regulations that forced coal burning plants to install scrubbers this problem has gone away but the issue of carbon dioxide hasn't.
While much of the US was experiencing a cold snap in November the rest of the world wasn't. An astonishing warm spell over Russia, up to 14 degrees F above normal, helped Earth achieve its warmest November on record. That's why it's called GLOBAL warming Carol.
www.washingtonpost.com/.../earth-has-its-warm...
Sure Carol, let's just wait until it's too late to do anything. Back in September National Geographic had an article about rising sea levels due to ice melt along with a very informative map. If the ice on the earth disappears then so does Florida and all of the eastern seaboard and Pine Bluff Arkansas become a seaport.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1047748 Dec 26, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>More people rallied and signed petitions to reinstate Mr Robertson in 48 hours than signed up for obama care since oct. 1st , can you explain that ?
The tyrants and control freaks like O'bama, Hollywood, the leftist thought police and the media elite are shaking in their boots. They have visions of peasants with pitchforks and gas cans at the gates of their offices and mansions.
I really do believe this was the moment in time when Christians and conservatives woke up from a long slumber. It took a simple duck hunter to inspire us. And what Middle America is saying to O'bama and his socialist cabal is:“We have rights, too. We deserve free speech, too. We’ve had enough of your oppression and intolerance toward our values and beliefs. And we’re not going to take it anymore.” O'bamacare is a commie plot to steal from the very people it is propagandized to help.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047749 Dec 26, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
The fact is Carol that private charity is not and never will be remotely adequate to address the needs of the poor. You object to "forced donations" because you don't get to pick and choose who to "bless" with your largess.
typical anti-choice leftwinger....

but you're right...most people would donate only to those of the poor who tried to help themselves and were grateful...not to your typical demanding welfare bums...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1047750 Dec 26, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>The new brand for A&E is “the Christian-hating, Bible-bashing, intolerant TV network.” And in a Nation still dominated by Christians who actually believe in God, guns and the Bible, that’s not a viable brand. In other words: Oh, how the tables have turned. A&E is “ducked, and so are the liberals."
dominated?

and how's that working out for them? things going the way they would like them to? no bumps in the road for those who are 'dominate'? not one damn thing to complain about?

so it's not a Christian country. never has been, never will be.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1047751 Dec 26, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh yeah and-
Merry Christmas Flack-may the U.S. start regaining it's sanity back now that we're rounding the corner on the two year countdown to NO mo' just downlow campaigning shows--thank goodness for TERM LIMITS and onto 2016!
Merry Christmas to you as well!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1047752 Dec 26, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>AHC=All hail Communism=O'bamacare. It is never going to work. You loons can't convince anyone other than your own losers in the liberal party. It is going to be fun to see the young people making only 20,000 thousand a year, paying over 200 dollars a month, thinking they have insurance that is going to pay for all their free stuff. And yet they have 4-5000 dollar deductibles---don't you think they are going to wish they had just paid the 10 dollars for their birth control? Your friends, evidently they are less than 2% of the entire population of the country now. ROTFLMAO.
the only question now is how to minimize the casualties from the train wreck....

because the ObamaKKKare train is headed for a sharp curve at 100 mph with the engineer asleep at the switch....

and nobody cares...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1047753 Dec 26, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Do tell, now please explain why the Congress has the lowest approval rating in our history. Also the least effective ever?
Let's DUHM it down (to a Duh A Vey worm level) for ya Goober-

See the word "polarized".

Any dictionary-your choice.

Duhmmy.

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