Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394761 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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Lnc

United States

#1060223 Jan 11, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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when the government sets the prices and pays the bills, any concept of private ownership is absurd...
The Nixon Shock was a series of economic measures taken by United States President Richard Nixon in 1971 including unilaterally canceling the direct convertibility of the United States dollar to gold. It helped end the existing Bretton Woods system of international financial exchange, ushering in the era of freely floating currencies that remains to the present day.

President Nixon Imposes Wage and Price Controls

August 15, 1971. In a move widely applauded by the public and a fair number of (but by no means all) economists, President Nixon imposed wage and price controls. The 90 day freeze was unprecedented in peacetime, but such drastic measures were thought necessary. Inflation had been raging, exceeding 6% briefly in 1970 and persisting above 4% in 1971. By the prevailing historical standards, such inflation rates were thought to be completely intolerable.

The 90 day freeze turned into nearly 1,000 days of measures known as Phases One, Two, Three, and Four. The initial attempt to dampen inflation by calming inflationary expectations was a monumental failure.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1060224 Jan 11, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Fighting with the mothership might even derail that fat azz drug addict.
FOX is on the downside of the ratings. a trend that will only grow larger as nutjob is wearing thin.
Lnc

United States

#1060225 Jan 11, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Carol begins with research.
Military resources may be employed in the following situations:
Upon the request of the governor, the President may task the Department of Defense to provide any emergency work the President deems essential for the preservation of life and property in the immediate aftermath of an incident that may ultimately qualify for assistance under a declaration.
The declaration of an emergency under the Stafford Act requires that the governor of the affected state first make a determination that the situation is of such severity and magnitude that the state is unable to respond effectively without federal assistance.
The Stafford Act authorizes the President to make a wide range of federal aid available to states that are stricken by a natural or man-made disaster. The Stafford Act does not authorize the use of federal military forces to maintain law and order.
http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/5...
The governor of Louisiana did not know the law. Bush did.
Christie may be toast?
Time will tell
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1060226 Jan 11, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
where's carol?
Rush Limbaugh Chides Fox News for Defending Christie
Fox News has already come under fire from the left for devoting perhaps too little coverage to NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal when it broke on Wednesday. Now, the network is taking heat from the right, namely Rush Limbaugh, for some of its personalities acting as Christie’s defender.
Limbaugh said that while Fox News has always been “unpredictable,” the Christie story is making them just as “predictable” as the rest of the mainstream media. He said he was in “disbelief” listening to “learned, inside-the-beltway Republican/conservative media people” defend Christie’s performance at yesterday’s marathon press conference.
Limbaugh singled out Brit Hume and Charles Krauthammer as semi-hypothetical examples of Fox commentators who defended Christie with the caveat “he better be telling the truth.” By adding that condition, Limbaugh said it shows those commentators don’t know themselves whether Christie is lying.“If they are not sure, after a two hour press conference, that Christie was being honest,” he said,“then why praise it to the hilt?”
But don’t worry, Limbaugh’s not “trying to stir anything up,” he insisted.
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rush-limbaugh-chid...
And if that ain't rich enough__Christie is due in Florida next week to help tea party Rick Scott build his poll numbers as Scott is not showing well against former governor Charlie Crist.

Classic case of "the lesser of too evils."

They'll head straight to The Villages which votes (R) no matter who the candidate is.and Scott will leave with a handsome check from the developer and a mess of smaller checks from the various Republican clubs there. The very same folks who used to pour money into Charlie Crists campaign coffers.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1060227 Jan 11, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
You're all over the wall on this.
Choose one:
1. Anyone who wants a job can find one thanks to Obama's recovery plan.
2. Almost a million Americans can't find work.
You continue to bounce back and forth between these two extremes.
lily hates fat people...just sayin.

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Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1060228 Jan 11, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
You're all over the wall on this.
Choose one:
1. Anyone who wants a job can find one thanks to Obama's recovery plan.
2. Almost a million Americans can't find work.
You continue to bounce back and forth between these two extremes.
can you lefties learn to read please. Galt did not say they can't find work.

"917,000 Americans gave up looking for work in December 2013....."

key words "gave up"
Lnc

United States

#1060230 Jan 11, 2014
More than 100 minutes of anger, denial, declarations of disappointment and apologies were insufficient for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to put to rest lingering questions about what exactly inspired his aides to gin up an ill-conceived traffic ploy.

To hear Christie tell it in his news conference Thursday, he was blindsided, "misled" and lied to by his aides. And with that acknowledgement, topped off by an apology, the case should be closed.

On the horizon, however, are a slew of potential issues that could keep Christie on the defensive for some time to come.

2. Thousands of documents.

New Jersey Democrats smell blood in the water and they're going to keep pushing for what answers they can get from Christie's people about what caused his aides to apparently target the mayor of the town of fewer than 40,000 people in a political vendetta. And, most importantly, they'll be probing to find out who else was involved.

A cache of about two dozen pages of emails and text messages blew the case wide open this week, but Jersey Democrats are about to release nearly 5,000 more.

What's in those documents, almost no one knows for sure. In this case, what Christie doesn't know can hurt him.

ACA and
what his names book
are off the front pages.

:-)
TSM

United States

#1060232 Jan 11, 2014
Liberals/Democrats is the party of Low Expectation, Biden, Obama’s administration would create 500,000 jobs a Month!!

Three plus years later 74,000 jobs created in the month of Dec, 92 million Americans out of Labor Force. Fewer Jobs Created in '13 Than '12... Growth slumps...Slowest in three years...1,500 people camp out for chance to apply for job!! The youth misery index has increased by 18.1 percent since Obama took office, the highest increase under any president!!

What’s the Liberals/Democrats solution to creating Jobs (Extend Unemployment Benefits) we’ve been here done that the results we have Fewer Americans with Jobs!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1060234 Jan 11, 2014
FOXbot.

Haley Barbour defends Chris Christie in bridge scandal, lashes out at 'liberal media'

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/01/...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1060236 Jan 11, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
where's carol?
Rush Limbaugh Chides Fox News for Defending Christie
Fox News has already come under fire from the left for devoting perhaps too little coverage to NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal when it broke on Wednesday. Now, the network is taking heat from the right, namely Rush Limbaugh, for some of its personalities acting as Christie’s defender.
Limbaugh said that while Fox News has always been “unpredictable,” the Christie story is making them just as “predictable” as the rest of the mainstream media. He said he was in “disbelief” listening to “learned, inside-the-beltway Republican/conservative media people” defend Christie’s performance at yesterday’s marathon press conference.
Limbaugh singled out Brit Hume and Charles Krauthammer as semi-hypothetical examples of Fox commentators who defended Christie with the caveat “he better be telling the truth.” By adding that condition, Limbaugh said it shows those commentators don’t know themselves whether Christie is lying.“If they are not sure, after a two hour press conference, that Christie was being honest,” he said,“then why praise it to the hilt?”
But don’t worry, Limbaugh’s not “trying to stir anything up,” he insisted.
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rush-limbaugh-chid...
you and rush...birds of a feather. Who knew?

nothin personal.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1060237 Jan 11, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>like i stated, they are better than the old ones... i never even came close to statind they were as efficient as CFLs, now did I?
yes there are opportunities to recycle them..look at the numbers sold and the numbers turned in. hell, we can 't even pass 40% on recycling glass and plastic bottles and all most people have o do is drag them out to the end of their driveways...
no, i am clearly talking facts. as always...
You're adopting the same lazy debate ethics of the nitwits you're doing a fine job of discrediting. LOL

You said:

""now we have that, incandescents that use far, far less energy than the old kind.""

I've noticed you use hyperbole to emphasize your points. Stick to facts. They use a bit less energy, not far, far less energy.

You followed the same path with your windmill discussion. Dismiss opposing views, overemphasize your own.

The point we should be making is why Americans don't adhere to recycling more. Many Americans are just too damned lazy and inconsiderate of their fellow citizens.

It's the libertatrian bullshit that each of us has no responsibility towards the other that creates this refusal to adhere to smart policies.

Americans need to get back to the mindset America had during WWII, when everything was recycled, from unused railroad tracks to rags, to glass, metal, rubber, whatever.

This excusing people rfrom recycling as if it's optional or forced on them by Gov't is stupid and not good for society overall.

Esp. in a world running out of resources.

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Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1060238 Jan 11, 2014
Lnc wrote:
<quoted text>
The Nixon Shock was a series of economic measures taken by United States President Richard Nixon in 1971 including unilaterally canceling the direct convertibility of the United States dollar to gold. It helped end the existing Bretton Woods system of international financial exchange, ushering in the era of freely floating currencies that remains to the present day.
President Nixon Imposes Wage and Price Controls
August 15, 1971. In a move widely applauded by the public and a fair number of (but by no means all) economists, President Nixon imposed wage and price controls. The 90 day freeze was unprecedented in peacetime, but such drastic measures were thought necessary. Inflation had been raging, exceeding 6% briefly in 1970 and persisting above 4% in 1971. By the prevailing historical standards, such inflation rates were thought to be completely intolerable.
The 90 day freeze turned into nearly 1,000 days of measures known as Phases One, Two, Three, and Four. The initial attempt to dampen inflation by calming inflationary expectations was a monumental failure.
according to a PBS show I watched last night, Nixon started todays environmental movement.

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#1060239 Jan 11, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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FOX is on the downside of the ratings. a trend that will only grow larger as nutjob is wearing thin.
so whos the new powerhouse?

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never duplicated

#1060240 Jan 11, 2014
During superstorm sandy, Christie was the new left wing hero. How quickly they turn.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1060241 Jan 11, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The Stafford Act.
http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/5...
You might learn something.
Yeah, yeah, yeah and your stupid azz was all over the Jones Act too__remember doll.

Do you ever get tired of being wrong???
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1060248 Jan 11, 2014
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
you and rush...birds of a feather. Who knew?
nothin personal.
last place i worked when i left they gave me a giant wooden spoon.

so we do have that in common.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1060250 Jan 11, 2014
OBAMANATION wrote:
Iraqi ambassador slams Obama, praises Bush
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/...
not much of an insult.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1060251 Jan 11, 2014
Eman wrote:
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this kind of abuse of power should not be tolerated by the people of NJ. But it really is their problem.
Not if Christie plans a national presence.

This is all well known to those who know Mr. Christie. His record as a Federal Prosecutor is excellent, but a review of it proves how willing he is to go after those who disagree with him.

he's a big bully, NJ style. His brash, loudmouth style plays well in NJ, but so did Jersey Shore!!

Imagine if Obama told a private citizen to "Shut up!", or publicly called them "Stupid!" for questioning something he did??

He had his State Gestapo force a reporter onto the stage with him so Christie could dress the man down and insult him!!

You want a man like that as President??

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""Chris Christie Goes On Attack Against Reporter At Press Conference""

""New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) got into a verbal confrontation with a local television news reporter Monday during questions about the governor's foreclosure policy during a press conference.

Christie, speaking in Long Branch, got into the confrontation when Jim Hoffer, an investigative reporter with WABC-TV in New York, asked questions following-up a Christie answer on foreclosure, according to video captured by PolitickerNJ.com . Hoffer had been suggesting that Christie's facts were not in order, which Christie disputed.

When Hoffer persisted, Christie tore into the reporter, who is not part of the Trenton press corps that regularly covers the Garden State leader. Hoffer and Christie both tried to talk over each other at one point.

“Don’t show up once in every blue moon and think you’re going to dominate my press conference," Christie said on the PolitickerNJ.com video. "Get your facts correct and ask. Thank you very much.”

The exchange with Hoffer is the latest in a string of confrontations between media members and Christie since he took office in 2010. In May 2010, he was captured on video telling a Star-Ledger columnist that he had a "thin-skin" during a Statehouse press conference.""

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And Christie says he's 'not a bully.

Sure. And Ted Cruz isn't Canadian!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1060253 Jan 11, 2014
Eman wrote:
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so whos the new powerhouse?
hit one of the ratings sites and find out who's pulling the young folks. when they left FOX they had to go somewhere.

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#1060256 Jan 11, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, yeah, yeah and your stupid azz was all over the Jones Act too__remember doll.
Do you ever get tired of being wrong???
will you just ask her out already?

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