Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1375521 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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Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1051914 Jan 2, 2014
Need to get busy but leave you with this

Obama operates a drone

https://twitter.com/buzzfeedandrew/status/418...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1051915 Jan 2, 2014
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL, leave it a Liberal to try to claim living in the dark is "Progress"
Leave it to Whatever to just make sh!t up, no one made any such claim.
TSM

United States

#1051916 Jan 2, 2014
Liberalism/Obama’s presidency is a Pyramid of lies!! The problem Obama/Democrats have is remembering the last lie told!! The biggest Whooper… Obamacare!!
tell it like it is

Norman, OK

#1051917 Jan 2, 2014
AGW ...

205 snowfall records in the past 7 days...

http://www.climatedepot.com/2013/11/29/nearly...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1051918 Jan 2, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Homer living in a dream world....
Yeah, I guess he's not going to find a company like that in Texas. My bad.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1051919 Jan 2, 2014
tell it like it is wrote:
Who really is counting...
'Nearly 1000 Record Low Temperatures Set As Another Round of Arctic Air Forecast To Deep Freeze The U.S.'
http://www.climatedepot.com/2013/11/29/nearly...
Meaningless as to how it relates to global warming/cooling

December 22nd, 2013 -

Philadelphia, New York and Atlantic City, N.J., are among the major Northeast cities that continue to break temperature records during a brief December heat wave.

The National Weather Service says New York hit 71 degrees on Sunday. That tops the previous mark of 63 degrees set in 1998.

Newark, N.J., reached 70 degrees and bested the previous high of 65 degrees set in 1998.

Atlantic City reached 68 degrees on Sunday. That broke the previous mark of 65 degrees set in 1998.

Also meaningless.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1051920 Jan 2, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
well, at least ya gotta give Obama credit for getting tough with Putin about something...
He is going to get them killed!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1051921 Jan 2, 2014
GOVERNMENT
THEY DIDN’T GIVE A FLUTE: MUSICIAN SAYS CUSTOMS AGENTS AT JFK AIRPORT DESTROYED EVERY ONE OF HIS 11 HANDMADE INSTRUMENTS
Jan. 1, 2014 9:21am Sharona Schwartz
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A professional flutist says that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents smashed every one of his 11 instruments upon landing at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport last week, saying they were made of agricultural material that is not allowed into the U.S.

The music blog Slipped Disc reported that Boujemaa Razgui – whom it described as a “flute virtuoso”– had built all of the instruments by hand.

Musician Says Customs Agents at JFK Airport Destroyed Every One of his 11 Handmade Instruments
Flutist Boujemaa Razgui (Image: KRON)
Razgui, a Canadian citizen and native of Morocco who holds a U.S. Green Card, was returning home to New York from Morocco over the Christmas holiday when Customs agents opened his luggage for inspection.

“I told them I had these instruments for many years and flew with them in and out,” he told Slipped Disc on Tuesday.“There were 11 instruments in all. They told me they were agricultural products and they had to be destroyed. There was nothing I could do. The ney flute can be made with bamboo. Is that agricultural?”

“Bouzemaa was both upset and unwilling to risk a confrontation with the US authorities,” Slipped Disc reported, adding that the blog had sent the flutist’s contact information to major media outlets hoping for wider coverage of the story.

The director of a music ensemble who asked not to be named told the blog,“I can’t think of an uglier, stupider thing for the U.S. government to do than to deprive this man of the tools of his art and a big piece of his livelihood.”

Slipped Disc explained that Razgui travels with a variety of flutes all personally built by him in order to create sounds for different ethnic musical genres and time periods. The bamboo ney flute is often heard in Middle Eastern musical compositions.

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protections website, bamboo is divided into different categories, some of which are permitted, others not. Customs writes,“In general, bamboo that is not thoroughly dried and is therefore still capable of propagation is prohibited entry into the United States. Bamboo that is thoroughly dried and split or cut lengthwise (rendering it incapable of propagation) will be inspected upon entry and released.”

“Unsplit dried bamboo canes/stakes/poles also are allowed entry into the United States after inspection,” Customs writes, adding that “Bamboo furniture, bamboo cloth, and other manufactured products made of bamboo do not require fumigation and will be released upon inspection.”

The flutist’s difficulty in traveling to the U.S. with the tools of his trade is reminiscent of challenges that have faced musicians who wish to travel with or import other instruments, including guitars and pianos, due to regulations over endangered wood and ivory forcing musicians to carry documentation over their instruments’ provenance or risk having them confiscated.

The controversy escalated when Gibson Guitars’ factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville were raided in 2009 and 2011 by agents of the Fish and Wildlife Service who seized wood pallets and guitars.

TheBlaze reached out to Customs and Border Protection to try to learn more about what happened at JFK Airport but did not receive an immediate response.

(H/T: RT)
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1051922 Jan 2, 2014
tell it like it is wrote:
AGW and Case Closed...
"Lake Effect Snow Could Dump Up To 10 More Inches"
more...global warming in Chicago..
'The winter storm is the biggest to hit Chicago on New Year’s Day since 1999. As of 9:30 a.m. Thursday, 5.8 inches had fallen at O’Hare International Airport. The northern suburbs were hit hardest, with 18 inches reported in Gurnee, 13.8 inches in Riverwoods, 13.7 inches in Mundelein, and 12.9 inches in Beach Park'
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/01/02/lake-e...
Lake effect snow because Lake Michigan is not frozen and with the circular rotation of the storm the winds are blowing from east to west, meaningless as to how it relates to global warming/cooling.

Although this is interesting,'1979' being the point of interest -

Lake Michigan will only ice over 11% of our winters. In fact it hasn’t nearly frozen over since 1979. Since the lake has a north-south orientation the southern portions of the lake tend to stay warmer than the north.

http://blogs.fox11online.com/2010/01/29/how-o...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1051923 Jan 2, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> He is going to get them killed!
Calm down Chicken Little. Have they started replacing street lights in your town with LED's? How soon before you are housebound?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1051924 Jan 2, 2014
Whatever wrote:
Our town went the LED street light route now we have 3 feet in diameter spot lights that is making the streets dark and unsafe.
Yeah, I'll bet that enormous town of 15,000 is right up there with Chicago in crime stats. LOL

and all due to LED Streetlights.

Ask your town to increase your taxes and put back the old streetlights.

HACHACHACHA
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1051925 Jan 2, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Leave it to Whatever to just make sh!t up, no one made any such claim.
Oh contraire -it was your stupid response to the fact that LED lights only act as pot lights and leave streets dark that elicited my observation.

Dark is good to Progressives?
ptbw forever

United States

#1051926 Jan 2, 2014
Ray Donovan wrote:
MSNBC edits clip of man with gun at Obama rally to support racism narrative
Now why on Earth would a media outlet do this? Why would one of the oldest and (formerly) respected networks stoop to this type of deceitful journalism?
http://hotair.com/archives/2009/08/19/unreal-...
They hate white people, I told you already.
Chris Matthews admitted that his program pandered to black fascists last year.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1051927 Jan 2, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup. But, what would you expect from a bunch of morons that don't even know what the definition of "is" is.
Funny how you ran away from the 14th Amendment and Utah passing unConstitutional discriminatory laws.

Now that's a sure sign of your Obama induced insanity.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1051928 Jan 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
That was really dumb.
Telling Putin he's wrong with his anti-gay hate campaign was the absolutely correct thing for Obama to do.
Just as leaders of other Western Democracies have done.
You prefer he cave to Putin, like Bush did after Putin invaded Georgia??
What do terrorist attacks have to do with making a statement that America disagrees with Russia's homophobia??
In your unending efforts to demonize Obama, you come up with some really dumb crap.
Putin is already aware Obama disagrees.

I am a firm believer that sporting events should be kept as void as possible of politics. Not making a political statement would not have been viewed as "caving" in as it was already known

It should be about the athletes who are competing. The fact that the world's athletes lives may be in danger takes on an importance greater than any Putin/Obama tit for tats that has been going on for months.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1051929 Jan 2, 2014
tell it like it is wrote:
ObammieKKKare, NY, and 11,000
"The National Federation of Independent Businesses, an organization that represents nearly 11,000 entrepreneurs across the state, says it has yet to find a single member whose health-care costs are going down under the ObamaCare program, whose plans took effect New Year’s Day..."
http://nypost.com/2014/01/02/here-are-the-big...
Whatever

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1051930 Jan 2, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You should look for a better job. Find a company like the one Homer works for that actually cares about it's employees.
I had to laugh at DBWriter accusing you of "insane logic". He claimed that the Boston Red Sox grew beards as part of a Muslim plot. If that isn't insane logic then nothing is.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1051931 Jan 2, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Calm down Chicken Little. Have they started replacing street lights in your town with LED's? How soon before you are housebound?
I thought he's been housebound for 5 years
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1051932 Jan 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, I'll bet that enormous town of 15,000 is right up there with Chicago in crime stats. LOL
and all due to LED Streetlights.
Ask your town to increase your taxes and put back the old streetlights.
HACHACHACHA
That was just plain dumb.

Really must go, later.....

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1051933 Jan 2, 2014
flack wrote:
The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 forbids U.S. troops from being deployed on American soil for law enforcement. The one exception is provided by the Insurrection Act of 1807, which lets the president use the military only for the purpose of putting down rebellions or enforcing constitutional rights if state authorities fail to do so. Under that law, the president can declare an insurrection and call in the armed forces. The act has been invoked only a handful of times in the past 50 years, including in 1957 to desegregate schools and in 1992 during riots in south central Los Angeles after the acquittal of police accused of beating Rodney King.
Congress changed the Insurrection Act to list "natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident" as conditions under which the president can deploy U.S. armed forces and federalize state Guard troops if he determines that "authorities of the state or possession are incapable of maintaining public order."
Backers of the new rules, including U.S. Sens. John W. Warner (R-Va.) and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) said the changes were needed to clarify the role of the armed forces in responding to serious domestic emergencies.
Mark Smith, spokesperson for the Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said local and state emergency responders know what their communities need during a crisis better than officials in Washington. "The president should not be able to step in and take control of the National Guard without a governor's consent. The Guard belongs to the states, has always belonged to the states and should remain a function of the states," Smith said.
Issues:National Guard
The Constitution is very explicit where it grants the federal government the authority to use the standing armed forces of the United States to insert itself into any state matters. Here's the exact authority the Constitution gives the President:

Article IV Section. 4.

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence."

Here, in plain English, it says the state's legislature must authorize any use of federal troops within any state, or the governor when the state's legislature cannot be convened.
Period. End of statement. End of discussioin.

Got a problem with the Constitution? Well, we'll just have to fight over it.

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