Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1275000 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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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1099000 Mar 17, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>"...Tell me how a single energy company in one state or grid is at a disadvantage to another energy company in an other area? There is very little competitiveness with power companies....."
As for the carbon tax, you should talk to fetchie about that. fetchis is adamant Enron was at the forefront of the initiative.
what is the cost per kilowatt for solar energy in California?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1099001 Mar 17, 2014
lol! Isn't it great when government can legislate corporate protection? Now that's the fascist direction reich wingers desperately want to take!!!

"Mar 17, 11:22 AM EDT

Jack Daniel's opposes changing Tenn. whiskey law

By ERIK SCHELZIG and BRUCE SCHREINER
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn.(AP)-- If it isn't fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn't Tennessee whiskey. So says a year-old law that resembles almost to the letter the process used to make Jack Daniel's, the world's best-known Tennessee whiskey.

Now state lawmakers are considering dialing back some of those requirements that they say make it too difficult for craft distilleries to market their spirits as Tennessee whiskey, a distinctive and popular draw in the booming American liquor business.

But the people behind Jack Daniel's see the hand of a bigger competitor at work - Diageo PLC, the British conglomerate that owns George Dickel, another Tennessee whiskey made about 15 miles up the road.

"It's really more to weaken a title on a label that we've worked very hard for," said Jeff Arnett, the master distiller at the Jack Daniel's distillery in Lynchburg, Tenn. "As a state, I don't think Tennessee should be bashful about being protective of Tennessee whiskey over say bourbon or scotch or any of the other products that we compete with."...."
Mr Lib

United States

#1099002 Mar 17, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Why Play Cold War Games in Ukraine?
Is this the new American concept of democracy, that when an elected government makes a major decision many dislike, the people should take to the streets and shut down the capital until the president reverses course or resigns?
President Obama is telling the Yanukovych government to respect the protesters. No violence. But how would Obama react if thousands of Tea Party members established an encampment on the Mall, burned down the DNC, occupied the Capitol and demanded he either repeal Obamacare or resign?
Would Barack Obama negotiate?
Russia has accused us of meddling in Ukraine’s internal affairs.
And when we see the State Department’s Victoria Nuland in Maidan Square egging on the protesters, and hear tape of Nuland discussing with the U.S. ambassador whom we want in the next Ukrainian government, do not the Russians have a point?
Under George W. Bush, our National Endowment for Democracy helped to engineer color-coded revolutions in Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan, but it failed in Belarus. We have a long track record of meddling.
And was it not interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine for John McCain to fly to Kiev, go down to Maidan Square, and do his best imitation of Mario Savio in Sproul Plaza?
If the Cold War is over, why are we playing these Cold War games?
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/why-pl...
so...why?
Your point has merit. But wasn't the former president corrupt and oppressive?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1099003 Mar 17, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
The American people need to be educated about the facts first. It is a slow process but I do see people opening their eyes to the war crimes committed by israel. People now seem to understand just why the Middle East is angry with the U.S. We have supplied israel with the "aircraft, helicopter gunships, missiles, bombs and bullets for attacks against Palestinians and blocked any international condemnation of Israel in UN." This has got to stop if there is any chance of peace in the region.
Obama should abandon Israel....good political strategy....

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#1099004 Mar 17, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Haven't the biggest wars been fought by Christian nations son?
What is your point?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1099006 Mar 17, 2014
Who are the rich in America?

Social Science

Economics

Housing....

20 percent of American Households move each year...

53 percent of millionaire households have not moved during the past 10 years...
1 in 4 millionaires have moved once in the past 10 years...

29.7 percent of millionaires paid under $300,000 for current home.

2/3 of millionaires live in homes originally constructed before 1973.

1 in 20 millionaires live in homes newer than five years...

2 out of 100 millionaires live in homes with 8 or more bedrooms...

52 percent of millionaires live in homes with four or fewer bedrooms...

Stanley, T.(2001).'The Millionaire Mind'. Andrews McMeel : Missouri.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1099007 Mar 17, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton's administration was solely responsible for breaking down communications and building a wall between the FBI and the CIA after illegally taking donations from the Chinese - "Chinagate".
It was cited in the Commissioner's Report as one of the main reasons why 9/11 happened.
Clinton also willingly permitted China to obtain the technology in having state-of-the-art, solid-fueled missiles with dead-accurate, computerized guidance systems and multiple warheads that could hit any city in the USA.
It was Clinton’s globalist view of international relations where "multipolarity" -- the notion that a balance of power among nations is preferable to the existence of a single superpower -- which he considered ideal.
But in your eyes, I'm sure that doesn't matter if it's true or not.
Total nonsense!!! The so called wall between the CIA and FBI has existed since the days of Allen Dulles and J Edgar Hoover. Matter of fact, that wall, professional jealousy, competition etc. is rampant all across government and particularly in law enforcement. If you weren't such a dumbazz you would understand these things.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1099009 Mar 17, 2014
Who are the millionaires in America?

Social Science

Economics...

"Deca-millionaires are the least likely of all net worth categories to have played the lottery within the past 30 days, and NON- MILLIONAIRES had the highest percentage of loto players for the same period of 30 days....

note that these non-millionaires are high income producers, earning $100,000 or more annually."

Stanley, T.(2001).'The Millionaire Mind'. Andrews McMeel : Missouri.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1099011 Mar 17, 2014
Adam 36 wrote:
<quoted text>
The Palestinians were armed since 1920 and caused numerous wars and death. They can't be trusted and need to be disarmed
if the US cuts off aid to Israel, then Hollywood will send their money to Israel instead of to Obama....
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1099012 Mar 17, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Total nonsense!!! The so called wall between the CIA and FBI has existed since the days of Allen Dulles and J Edgar Hoover. Matter of fact, that wall, professional jealousy, competition etc. is rampant all across government and particularly in law enforcement. If you weren't such a dumbazz you would understand these things.
Ergo Fox News watchers/rightwingers are all dumbazzes.

Happy Submarine day(with a nod to St. Patrick)

How low… can you go? How low… can you go? When it comes to Submarine Day, we imagine it’s pretty low.

Believe it or not, the first recorded submersible was built by Cornelius Drebbel in 1620 for James I of England, although why anyone would want to plunge beneath the surface of a 17th century Thames is beyond us.

http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/submarine-d...

Peppy is a direct descendant of Cornelius Drebbel.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1099013 Mar 17, 2014
After Obama’s wimpy reaction/speech to the vote on Crimea does anyone thinks Putin is shaken in his boots?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1099016 Mar 17, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Who are the rich in America?
Social Science
Economics
Housing....
20 percent of American Households move each year...
53 percent of millionaire households have not moved during the past 10 years...
1 in 4 millionaires have moved once in the past 10 years...
29.7 percent of millionaires paid under $300,000 for current home.
2/3 of millionaires live in homes originally constructed before 1973.
1 in 20 millionaires live in homes newer than five years...
2 out of 100 millionaires live in homes with 8 or more bedrooms...
52 percent of millionaires live in homes with four or fewer bedrooms...
Stanley, T.(2001).'The Millionaire Mind'. Andrews McMeel : Missouri.
Did you have a point or just continual rightwing worship of the rich?

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#1099017 Mar 17, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Total nonsense!!! The so called wall between the CIA and FBI has existed since the days of Allen Dulles and J Edgar Hoover. Matter of fact, that wall, professional jealousy, competition etc. is rampant all across government and particularly in law enforcement. If you weren't such a dumbazz you would understand these things.
If you weren't such a dumbass you would know of Clintons 1998 PDB advising him of bin laden's attempt at hijacking.

Please tell us what he did about it allowing the FBI and the CIA to communicate.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1099019 Mar 17, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Who are the rich in America?
Social Science
Economics
Housing....
20 percent of American Households move each year...
53 percent of millionaire households have not moved during the past 10 years...
1 in 4 millionaires have moved once in the past 10 years...
29.7 percent of millionaires paid under $300,000 for current home.
2/3 of millionaires live in homes originally constructed before 1973.
1 in 20 millionaires live in homes newer than five years...
2 out of 100 millionaires live in homes with 8 or more bedrooms...
52 percent of millionaires live in homes with four or fewer bedrooms...
Stanley, T.(2001).'The Millionaire Mind'. Andrews McMeel : Missouri.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Millionaire_...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1099020 Mar 17, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
The rich have only gotten richer in the past five years. Any explanation?
The Bush tax cuts. Yes they were extended by Obama, negotiated to keep long term unemployment benefits intact and help those decimated/unemployed by the effects of the Bush debacle.

Can we quit with this experiment already? Clearly cutting taxes for the rich is not creating more jobs here in America.

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#1099021 Mar 17, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
if the US cuts off aid to Israel, then Hollywood will send their money to Israel instead of to Obama....
Israel doesn't get financial aid. It gets military aid to be spent only in the US.

Hollywood leftists have an agenda that is just as much pro Palestinian as pro Israel.
forks_make_us_fa t

United States

#1099022 Mar 17, 2014
Bigger than a bread box but smaller than the frigate, a corvette is great if you're broke and friend can drive you around in it like a dog

Although almost all modern navies use ships smaller than frigates for coastal duty, not all of them use the term corvette (via Middle French, from a Dutch word corf, a type of boat[2]) or equivalent. The rank "corvette captain", equivalent in many navies to "lieutenant commander", derives from the name of this type of ship.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1099023 Mar 17, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Did you have a point or just continual rightwing worship of the rich?
yes...

the point is that the majority of millionaires do not fit the media stereotype, and are not big earners, but instead are middle class people who live modestly, spend prudently, and invest their money......

those with the big houses and fancy cars often don't have a pot to piss in.....
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1099024 Mar 17, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
if the US cuts off aid to Israel, then Hollywood will send their money to Israel instead of to Obama....
How Neoconservatives Conquered Washington and Launched a War__Michael Lind 2003.

Should we name/list those neocons "once again" to make it an even thousand.

You're sounding a lot like Carol pally.

Stupid!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1099025 Mar 17, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The President does have the authority to specify minimum wage for those accepting federal contracts.
\That is al he did.
Unless you are sofa king stupid you think he just mandated the raise of the minim wage for everyone.
Show me the text in the Constitution that gives the President the authority ot set wages.
You can't. The Constitution doesn't give the President the authority to set wages. The founders weren't so stupid they would give the kind of authority to any one person.
How about that text from the Constitution to back your bullshit up.

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