Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1744289 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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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1070795 Jan 29, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
This is not a gay dating site; go fulfill your homoerotic fantasies elsewhere
Yeah, I was not sure how to respond to his advances. Maybe I am being too friendly on this thread?

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1070796 Jan 29, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
The SOTU (or, the STFU) speech by Obama....
A lot rhetoric.
Just for one example:
The wars (only one enemy, therefore only one war) are ended.
Later,
Al Qaeda has morped and is growing.
So, if the war ended and Al Qaeda is growing, taking over countries, and still attacking the United States, just how did the war end?
The fact is, Obama just stopped fighting them, then joined them.
The economy is great.
Later,
We need to extend unemploment benefits due to the low unemployment in the great economy.
I watched it untl Obama actualy stated he will violate the law governing the Federal Acquisition Regulations and violate the Constitution and issue an edict commanding what private contractors will pay their employees. And then he told Congress he was going to violate the Constitution and write his own tax law.
Obama's STFU speech reminded me of a line from Dennis Hopper in the movie "Water World":
"I don't have a goddamn clue. Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it."
"I think it's time to give America a raise!" - The Poseur in Chief speaking at Costco.

How generous of him...like that money is coming out of his own personal bank account. Wow, how benevolent of him since it costs him absolutely nothing to jabber on acting like he's doing anything positive for the poor. Rent is the first thing to go up after an increase of the minimum wage. Landlords can't stand the thought that any surplus of income might make into the pockets of anybody but themselves.

As IF it will improve anybody's life economically. Every time the minimum wage is raised the cost of living also goes up. There is no winning for all the losing concerning those at or below the poverty level, at least not legally.
We all know that merchants always find a way to make up for the hit that a raise for everybody costs them. Walmart is the most obviously notorious because they have so many employees.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1070797 Jan 29, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
Now wait a minute...
you said you are not a Democrat...
straddling the fence again...
yes, i did say that. do you even understand what you are typing? sheesh!

your ability to stun me with your stupidity actually stuns me!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1070798 Jan 29, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Homer is still causing excessive air pollution....
and probably a net heat loss from his home up the chimney....
By heat loss you mean raising the temperature from 65 to 72 by lighting the fireplace? That seems more like a gain unless my math is off.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1070799 Jan 29, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
that was the plan from the beginning...
you really need to keep the shiny side out on your tin foil helmet...

and how would having a nationalized health care system, which all across the globe gives people better care at lower costs be a redistribution of wealth?

you really shouldn't attempt to talk about issues you clearly do not understand...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1070800 Jan 29, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>not if he has an efficient fireplace system.
you really have no idea what you are talking about here...as usual.
it is fun watching you make a fool of yourself.
He championed coal for year on this thread. Till I embarrassed himso badly he just stopped talking about coal. Period. Now he's all about nat. gas, which I had told him would destroy the coal markets. Which has happened.

Nobraina has a proxy in CA.. He's actually located in coal country, PA.

He makes a fool of himself everytime energy is discussed.

I beat him about the head so badly he stopped responding to me a couple of years ago, stole my former screenname, accused me of being someone called Demos, whose screenname he also stole..

He's as crazy as Carol, they're two of the originals here.

Nobraina insults Carol, but Carol sucks up to him nonetheless. It's that 'us conservs gots to sticks togethers'!!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1070801 Jan 29, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
His doctors said he doesn't smoke. LOL
Y'know, blood tests indicate such things.
But continue with your ignorant whining while you smoke a cigarette!!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
Lois thinks that the POTUS could smoke without the world finding out...shows how little she knows about the real world...

she amazes me constantly by proving how willing she is to suspend reality for her wished for fantasy world...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1070802 Jan 29, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>And yet, Arizona already has its death panels implemented.
poor baby. you're so lost!!!1
yes yes MEDICAID patients who think they should be treated the same as a working person. They want free 'healthcare'--and by gosh they are all signing up for MEDICAID across the country, thanks to O'bama and his care--won't they be surprised. O'bamacare is eugenics.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1070803 Jan 29, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the answer isn't more workers for jobs that don't exist, but rather controlling benefits and working longer to change the ratio...
lol, sending our illegals to Russia could kill two birds with one stone.

Ooops, we're supposed to like Russia now, aren't we?

Since: May 11

New Oxford, PA

#1070804 Jan 29, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
No I didn't. I blamed the recession on both sides. Just mostly Democrats for putting up the most resistance to Bush's warnings about the impending housing market crisis if Congress didn't rein in F&F and because the Democrats had control of the purse strings two years preceding the recession.
Obama didn't help the recession by spiking up the deficit to major proportions and, when the reality of Obamacare sinks in after March 31, he will be blamed by many for making it much worse.
Carol, quit lying.

Get better informed.

Your posts are full of untruths.

It is senseless to argue anything because you just ignore the truth & post you exact same baloney.



Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1070805 Jan 29, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
<quoted text>
Swallowing leftist bullshit whole day after day is not thinking for yourself.
I don't even have to guess where you stand on any major political issues because every leftist drone not only believes the same things as the next, but they also "evolve" on issues at the same time to collectively become more radical overnight.
Do you idiots even understand how ridiculous it is for a Democrat president in the 90s to sign laws like "Don't ask. Don't Tell" and then have the entire fucking party running on pro-same sex marriage policies not even 10 years later? Why didn't progressives have a pro-same sex marriage stance 100 years ago? Supposedly you all are so smart, but your supposed progressive brethren from the past rejected 90% of the policies that the average Democrat of today believes are just common sense. How does that work?
It's nice of you to share your hateful stupidity with us.

Because we all appreciate a view into the mind of a crazy person.

Some questions for you.

Why wasn't slavery ended in 1865??

Why was there no Federal Income Tax until 1913??

Why didn't women have the right to vote until 1919??

Why wasn't 'one nation, under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance until 1954??

Why weren't Civil Rights Laws passed until 1964??

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Because we, as a society, are evolving. DUH

You, OTOH, are a dumb racist, posing as a 24 year old, while the obvious truth is that you're an old racist white fart who is stuck in the 1950's, and filled with stupidity and blind hatred..

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1070806 Jan 29, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
That's what Carol has done for 5 years.
Post pure lies, then run away from them when challenged.
She'll come back with the same lies within a week.
That's how "Conservative Christians" roll.
It really seems like lying offends you.

Did Obama lie when he said he was born in Kenya? Or, did Obama lie when he said he was born in Hawaii?

Why did Obama lie for two weeks covering up the Al Qaeda attack on the United States in Benghazi?

Why did Hillary lie to Congress? Why did Hillary lie to Ty Wood's father?

Why did Eric Holder lie to Congress?

Why do you regurgitate every lie that comes out of this administration?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1070807 Jan 29, 2014
The Proposed Republican Replacement For ObamaCare Is A Big Tax Hike

Yesterday, three Republican Senators — Tom Coburn (Okla.), Richard Burr (N.C.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah)– put forward a plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. They call it the Patient CARE Act, and my colleague Avik Roy says it is “the most credible plan yet” offered by the GOP.

Except the Coburn-Burr-Hatch plan (read it here) amounts, among other things, to a big tax increase. The main way that it remains budget neutral is by making employer-provided health insurance plans, which are currently not taxed, partially taxable as income. In fact, this income replaces income that, under ObamaCare, comes from taxing companies, including the tax on medical device companies paid by firms like Medtronic MDT -0.51% and Stryker SYK -0.25%.

This fact has not escaped the notice of some prominent health reform allies.“It is a huge tax increase on workers without any confidence that they will be able to afford health insurance in the future,” says Bob Kocher, a partner at venture capital firm Venrock who previously worked in the Obama administration.

It is “essentially a very large Republican tax increase,” says Ezekiel Emanuel, the Diane V.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and another former Obama advisor.“It’s quite clear the plan is to put a bigger burden on middle class Americans.”

Here’s what the Senators propose: right now, health insurance is not taxed as income. This is arguably the original sin of the U.S. healthcare system, which has insulated consumers from health costs and allowed prices to skyrocket. During World War II, wages were frozen but pensions and benefits were exempted; in 1943 the Internal Revenue Service ruled that these benefits weren’t taxable, either.

Many health economists believe this is a bad thing, because it shields people from paying their own premiums, and Coburn, Burr, and Hatch deserve credit for tackling this head on. But that doesn’t make this any more politically workable – or appealing to those of us who get health insurance through our employers.

"" http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/201 ...

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where's fatass Carol??

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1070808 Jan 29, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Charter schools are a joke. Who the heck believes that all the kids that go to them suddenly become brilliant? Really?
Turning public money over to private "entity" is a mistake. Especially one that discriminates against weak students, English-language learners and students with disabilities so they can keep their test scores high. It's a farce.

Funny how charter schools are "public" when it is time to claim public funding, but they have claimed in federal court and before the National Labor Relations Board to be private corporations when their employees seek the protection of state labor laws.

"A L.A. charter with 1,200 students was convicted of misappropriating more than $200,000 in public funds. In Oakland, an audit at the highest-performing charter schools in the state found that $3.8 million may have been misused when the founder hired his other businesses to do work for his charters."

"In Los Altos, a group of wealthy people opened a boutique charter school for their own children. Parents are asked to donate $5,000 per child each year. Local public school parents consider the charter to be an elite private school, albeit one primarily funded with public dollars."

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/01/opini...
ptbw forever

Georgetown, IN

#1070809 Jan 29, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
I kicked you to the curb a week ago, racist punk.
Right when I proved you don't know the meaning of 'diversity'.
ROFLMAO!!
I really hope you don't consider yourself as any kind of intellectual...or your party is in more trouble than even I thought.

di·ver·si·ty
noun \d&#601;-&#712;v&# 601;r-s&#601;-t&#275;, d&#299;-\

: the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc.(using the global model is just fine here, and it actually makes much more sense than a local or national level because you are ultimately just destroying whatever the local or national identity is and putting in more of the same from other parts of the world, that is just destroying diversity)

: the state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization(the globe is a mandatory group or organization in which all sub-groups have power and influence, so it is the absolute best standard for diversity)

You can call me as many names as you want, because I am still going to continue taking your undereducated ass back to school regardless.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1070810 Jan 29, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
He championed coal for year on this thread. Till I embarrassed himso badly he just stopped talking about coal. Period. Now he's all about nat. gas, which I had told him would destroy the coal markets. Which has happened.
Nobraina has a proxy in CA.. He's actually located in coal country, PA.
He makes a fool of himself everytime energy is discussed.
I beat him about the head so badly he stopped responding to me a couple of years ago, stole my former screenname, accused me of being someone called Demos, whose screenname he also stole..
He's as crazy as Carol, they're two of the originals here.
Nobraina insults Carol, but Carol sucks up to him nonetheless. It's that 'us conservs gots to sticks togethers'!!
"if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them"
Barack Obama

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1070811 Jan 29, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
wood-burning stoves or fireplaces are prime contributors to air pollution....
Now you believe in air pollution??

Aren't you the nitwit who hates the EPA for trying to control air pollution??

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

Next Nobraina will believe in climate change!!

these nitwits often get trapped in their own flip-flop stupidity.

Esp. Nobraina.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1070812 Jan 29, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>"I think it's time to give America a raise!" - The Poseur in Chief speaking at Costco.
How generous of him...like that money is coming out of his own personal bank account. Wow, how benevolent of him since it costs him absolutely nothing to jabber on acting like he's doing anything positive for the poor. Rent is the first thing to go up after an increase of the minimum wage. Landlords can't stand the thought that any surplus of income might make into the pockets of anybody but themselves.
As IF it will improve anybody's life economically. Every time the minimum wage is raised the cost of living also goes up. There is no winning for all the losing concerning those at or below the poverty level, at least not legally.
We all know that merchants always find a way to make up for the hit that a raise for everybody costs them. Walmart is the most obviously notorious because they have so many employees.
It's a feel good load of crap. It's not about helping the poor. It's about taxes. Raise the minimum wage and as you say it will zero out. What won't zero out is the increase in withholding taxes that are paid. It's all about more money for the government.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1070813 Jan 29, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Lois thinks that the POTUS could smoke without the world finding out...shows how little she knows about the real world...
she amazes me constantly by proving how willing she is to suspend reality for her wished for fantasy world...
If he did quit smoking, it was fairly recently. That means he smoked during his entire first term. But did you ever see him holding a cigarette? They kept it out of the public eye.

No one ever knew Jackie Kennedy Onassis was a fairly heavy smoker too. They just made sure the public never saw her smoking.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1070814 Jan 29, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Cold in Russia during the winter, hmm let me think...
You do realize they are in the same hemisphere yes?
You sound like you would be making the same mistake as the Germans in WWII and Napoleon before them.
I've stated my case regarding global warming/cooling on many occasions.
Cold in Russia during winter. Cold in Europe during winter. Cold in North America during winter.
... hmmmmm. I'm thinking that means the globe isn't warming.

So, please tell how the Earth getting cooler is evidence of the Earth getting warmer, moron.

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