Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1743730 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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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1099367 Mar 18, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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So, who manages the interstate highway system & issues contracts for construction work?
Could it be the federal government??
And would that be under the executive branch?
And who runs the executive branch?
Interstate commerce, you moron. Interstate commerce.
angel

Boise, ID

#1099369 Mar 18, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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What is this Ghost? Are you insuating the TEA party has no sense?
We need MORE of the ones with some sense in DC these days...no matter the ignorant label duhmlabel,
Moron.
Indonesia faces more significant maritime challenges and opportunities than do other Southeast Asian countries. Indonesia has 108,000 kilometers of coastline and claims around 5.8 million square km of exclusive economic zone (EEZ) with abundant natural resources, including huge reserves of fossil fuels and rich fishing grounds. This vast coastline and resource-rich maritime areas are also a source of numerous challenges including terrorism, piracy, illegal fishing, natural disasters, weapons peddling, drug trafficking, and other non-traditional and trans-national security threats.
Currently the main security concerns for Indonesia emanate from piracy and terrorism.[4] Several insurgent and terrorist groups operate in the country, with Jemaah Islamiah (JI) posing the most significant threat. Another source of tension in the region is presented by unsettled maritime borders and overlapping maritime resource claims. According to an article by Jakarta Post, "Of 10 neighbors, Indonesia has partially settled maritime boundaries with seven nations and has not yet established any maritime boundaries with the Philippines, Palau and Timor Leste." [5]
Of the three key neighbors-Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore-Indonesia's relations with Malaysia are the most sensitive, due to complex and overlapping claims over the maritime borders between the two countries. These claims are located in the Straits of Malacca and the exclusive southern economic zone, Singapore Straits, the Sulawesi Sea and the South China Sea.[6] Therefore, it is no surprise that in 2010 the Deputy Chief of Staff for Navy Vice Admiral Marsetio noted of all the unsettled maritime claims, that the ones with "Malaysia posed the biggest potential threat of conflict, especially over the disputed Ambalat area."
"Submarines are not a mere means of war but also a strategic equipment that could strengthen Indonesia's bargaining position against other countries." [17] The deterrent role of submarines was also noted by First Admiral Iskandar Sitompul in the context of the "Malaysia factor." He stated that Indonesia "must possess submarines with greater deterrent effect. If they [Malaysians] know we have that, they will be scared." [18]
Accordingly, in the last ten years at numerous occasions various senior TNI-AL officials have stressed the requirement for an increased number of submarines to protect national interests and guard resources as well as sea-lanes. In 2003, Jane's reported Admiral Bernard Kent Sondakh as stating that Indonesia needed at least six submarines if the country's key straits (Malacca, Sunda and Lombok) were to be secured.[19] In 2006, Agence France-Presse reported that Jakarta was contemplating procuring around 12 submarines from Russia, South Korea or China...
http://www.nti.org/analysis/articles/indonesi...
Teabaggers=Sense?
I think you have 'sense' confused with full-throttle idiocy.
LMAO!!!!!!!!
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1099370 Mar 18, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Guess I'll just have to ask the question directly and start with you.
Raising the income tax which affected everyone's take home pay and also raising taxes on more of everything we consume isn't helping the economy or unemployment. In fact, the economy is just barely crawling and unemployment is getting worse among minorities.
Why do you support these policies?
Okay, once again.
The only ones whose income taxes have gone up are those making over $600,000 a year. So where do you get this "everyone" STUPID? Consumption taxes are mostly state and local. Obama raised taxes on cigarettes and tanning beds. So what? Less than 20% of Americans smoke so that for most it's a non issue. Like you I'm a smoker but I'm willing to accept a higher price for my habit. Most people don't use tanning beds so that's a non issue also. There are no federal taxes on things like groceries, clothing or other consumer goods; those are either state or local.
How did an idiot like you ever graduate from college?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1099371 Mar 18, 2014
More_ron wrote:
I have a feeling if Dave were White, his views would change drastically.
I'm in the mood for some Uncle Bens!
... pouring some of that Aunt Jemima syrup on my Aunt Jemima pancakes this morning.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1099372 Mar 18, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure there are special interests, but everyone knows who they are. The government is much smaller and therefor more transparent. Take the bridge closing for instance.
The stupid seat belt for dogs law here had the ASPCA behind it and everyone knows it. If there was enough outrage, it could be repealed as any other law.
The minimum wage was raised here by public referendum. Direct control.
If sulfur was reduction was such a success before 2009, why was the lawsuit and judgment necessary in 2009?
The same groups that would influence on the federal level would be involved in State politics. Plus you get local influence. State governments are just smaller federal governments. You might get more control but it is far from "Direct" control.

If you are a Republican living in a Democrat district, your vote for state legislators is worthless. With gerrymandering, that is about all that is left.

Referendums are still majority rules by vote. Just like the minority elects the legislators & governors.

As for the cap & trade, it is still in effect & those that violate it would be subject to the consequences. The same concerns about a carbon cap & trade were argued when the acid rain cap & trade was put in place. Those concerns were proven wrong then like like they would today.
angel

Boise, ID

#1099373 Mar 18, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's say this again.
"...The intelligence we were receiving from France, Germany and Russia was the same intelligence we were receiving when Clinton was President, which is why the UN sanctions against Saddam Hussein remained in place...."
That's how Bill Clinton kept pressure on the UN to keep the 18 UN Resolutions active and the sanctions in place, that existed when Bush took office.
A review.
Saddam Hussein was stealing the money from the UN's oil-for-food scam that had been allowed because of the sanctions applied to Saddam Hussein because of the 18 UN Resolutions against Saddam Hussien, from which he was paying French, German and Russian contractors to rebuild his war machine.
Bush busted that shit up, didn't he?
Mission accomplished.
Keep trying to polish that "Mission Accomplished" turd DB!
To everyone outside the FOX fart bubble that whole episode is a sick joke.
A PUNCHLINE at the expense of thousands of dead and mutilated Young Americans.
And it always will be.
Teabagging Denial really doesnt re-write history.
angel

Boise, ID

#1099374 Mar 18, 2014
Black Maggots wrote:
<quoted text>Obviously a black poster. The stupidity stands out like a light bulb.
Yeah Idaho is a hot-bed of Liberal Blacks.
Never too early in the morning for a Teabagging Klan Boy Wannabe to get his stupid on.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1099375 Mar 18, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
You as an expert on all things relating to the economy should have no problem answering the following questions;
- Why are fewer American's working then when the boy president nobama was elected?
- Why are fewer American's paying federal income tax since the boy president, nobama was elected?
- Why are the household incomes of American's down since the boy president nobama was elected?
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Racist f*ck Eed with his slurs s sofa king stupid he thinks the President takes office the day after the election.

Your attempt to blame Obama for things that happened before he took office shows just how pathetic you people are.

What are more people hurting? Its called the Bush recession.
Tea Party

Boise, ID

#1099376 Mar 18, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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... pouring some of that Aunt Jemima syrup on my Aunt Jemima pancakes this morning.
Hi Black Voting Demographic!
We're the Tea Party and we approve of this message courtesy of DBWriter who would piss himself if he actuallyhad to say something like that to the face of a real Black person.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1099377 Mar 18, 2014
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
dave's logic. The cost of a 12 pack is the same for a man or woman so what's the point in selling less.
Wow, that was a stupid comparison.

We were talking about covering prostate problems. These only apply to men.

Beer is consumed by both men & women.

The question you can't seem to answer is this: How much cost would an insurance company add to cover a women for prostate exams & treatments?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1099378 Mar 18, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The same groups that would influence on the federal level would be involved in State politics. Plus you get local influence. State governments are just smaller federal governments. You might get more control but it is far from "Direct" control.
If you are a Republican living in a Democrat district, your vote for state legislators is worthless. With gerrymandering, that is about all that is left.
Referendums are still majority rules by vote. Just like the minority elects the legislators & governors.
As for the cap & trade, it is still in effect & those that violate it would be subject to the consequences. The same concerns about a carbon cap & trade were argued when the acid rain cap & trade was put in place. Those concerns were proven wrong then like like they would today.
Typical totalitarian government promoting bullshit.
The closer the politicians lives to me, the more control I have over them.

Violate the cap and trade laws? What consequences? I don't see any consequenses applied to anyone in the Obama administration for blatantly violating laws.
Do you think, since it's obvious the federal law enforcement agencies are too incompetent to enforce the law, we should endorse vigilantism so we can get at least some law enforcement in the federal government? Right now it's obvious we don't have any law enforcement there.
If not, just how do you think we can stop the lawlessness in the Obama administration?

By the way, you didn't comment on those Islamist terrorist attacks in the United States since Obama was named President, while there were none... zero... nada... while Bush was President. Do you think that fact is related to Obama making the White House part of the Islamist terrorist network?
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1099379 Mar 18, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm apparently the thorn in PDupont's side.
Don't flatter yourself Carol, you don't even rise to the level of minor annoyance. Your lies and distortions are way too easy to expose.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1099380 Mar 18, 2014
Tea Party wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Black Voting Demographic!
We're the Tea Party and we approve of this message courtesy of DBWriter who would piss himself if he actuallyhad to say something like that to the face of a real Black person.
I'm betting the computer screen you're talking to right now is really scared.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1099381 Mar 18, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't think it's those people you have to worry about. It's the ones who worship at the altar of Progressive Liberalism.
HEY STUPID! The Founding Fathers were progressive liberals! Those that fought against slavery were progressive liberals! Those that fought for a woman's right to vote were progressive liberals! Jesus was a progressive liberal!
Narrow minded, ignorant bigots like you however put the Nazis into power in Germany.
How did an idiot like you ever graduate from college let alone become a teacher?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1099382 Mar 18, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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That may be but when federal money is involved, the federal government can specify certain conditions.
When a bridge was repaired in California, local officials refused federal money in order to sidestep certain requirements like the use of US materials. Thy brought in a Chinese company to do the repairs.
In this manner, the federal government can specify a minimum wage for those working on that project.
Please tell us the process the federal government must go through to specify a minimum wage.

If you need, refer to the Constitution to answer this question.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1099383 Mar 18, 2014
An old man was pushing a grocery cart through a grocery store and stopped next to a young, beautiful, voluptuous woman.
"Will you talk to me?" He asked
She thought for a moment, then decided she would do the old man a favor and give him a pleasant moment. "Yes" she replied. "Do you know where your wife is?"
He replied "No. I'm looking for her. When I talk to someone like you, she pops up out of nowhere."

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1099384 Mar 18, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Show me in the Constitution where it says the president can't set the wages for Federal employees.
Where were you when.....
(4) Executive Order 13454:“Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay,” Federal Register, Vol. 73 No. 5, page 1486, January 8, 2008. "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the laws cited herein, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Statutory Pay Systems. The rates of basic pay or salaries of the statutory pay systems (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 5302(1)), as adjusted under 5 U.S.C. 5303(a), are set forth on the schedules attached hereto and made a part hereof:
(5) Executive Order 13483:“Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay,” Federal Register, Vol. 73 No. 247 page 78587, December 18, 2008. By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the laws cited herein,
it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Statutory Pay Systems. The rates of basic pay or salaries of the statutory pay systems (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 5302(1)), as adjusted
under 5 U.S.C. 5303(a), are set forth on the schedules attached hereto and made a part hereof..."
Feel free to challenge in a court of law.

Where is it written in the Constitution what federal employees are paid. Who hires these employees?

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1099385 Mar 18, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Typical totalitarian government promoting bullshit.
The closer the politicians lives to me, the more control I have over them.
Violate the cap and trade laws? What consequences? I don't see any consequenses applied to anyone in the Obama administration for blatantly violating laws.
Do you think, since it's obvious the federal law enforcement agencies are too incompetent to enforce the law, we should endorse vigilantism so we can get at least some law enforcement in the federal government? Right now it's obvious we don't have any law enforcement there.
If not, just how do you think we can stop the lawlessness in the Obama administration?
By the way, you didn't comment on those Islamist terrorist attacks in the United States since Obama was named President, while there were none... zero... nada... while Bush was President. Do you think that fact is related to Obama making the White House part of the Islamist terrorist network?
Theres a plan. Quit your b*tching & start being a vigilante. Do it. Quit talking about that armed insurrection & do it.

So please tell us these Al Qaeda attacks within the US borders since Obama took office. I asked & you ran away like a little girl.

And really, Al Qaeda attacked us on 9-11 & even though you are too stupid to know it, George W Bush was President.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1099386 Mar 18, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Please tell us the process the federal government must go through to specify a minimum wage.
If you need, refer to the Constitution to answer this question.
You ran away from my question. Where in the Constitution does it specify what federal employees make.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1099387 Mar 18, 2014
Science...

'EPA: Cows A More Serious Climate Change Threat than Shale Gas'

'Thanks to this progress, natural gas systems are no longer the largest emitter of methane, a position now held by enteric fermentation (methane from cattle and other livestock).'

http://www.the-american-interest.com/blog/201...

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