Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1536404 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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Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1140879 May 23, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Ooooooo! The wiki warrior!!!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1140880 May 23, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
lol! So now you're saying... what? son?

I bet you have no idea!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1140881 May 23, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
Dishonest person. Underhanded for sure.
Must be an old drunk male...
<quoted text>
Not everyone lives in a gulag like you my little ruskie acorn!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1140882 May 23, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
<quoted text>
You obviously didn't pay attention.
Read Realtime's post that I responded to with "ignorant, dumbfk pals.¨
Not that a narrow minded progressive like yourself cares about facts, but he received what he dished out. Unlike your ilk, I don't respond to civil posts with uncivil replies.
Nah! You follow the Halsey rule.....

"Attack, repeat, attack!"
Barney Fwank

Los Angeles, CA

#1140883 May 23, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Marco Rubio can't name one source for his claims climate scientists are wrong about climate science
As you may have read here or elsewhere in the past few days, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, one of the Republicans testing the waters for a presidential run in 2016, has made clear he's a climate change denier.
But on Tuesday during a brief exchange at the National Press Club, a member of the audience asked through a moderator “what information, reports, studies or otherwise are you relying on to inform and reach your conclusion that human activity is not to blame for climate change?” He couldn't name a single source. So, he dodged the question and denied that he is a denier with a hokey mixture of truisms, truths, half-truths and BS.
Totally unnecessary. He could simply have referred to the peer-reviewed research of ExxonMobil, Ph.D., and Dr. David Koch and Dr. Charles Koch, climatologists.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/13/1299...
You still living on here 24/7? You Racist POS, lay off the Firewater

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1140884 May 23, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
Nicholas Kristof of the NY Times wrote in 2009:
Take the hospital system run by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the largest integrated health system in the United States. It is fully government run, much more “socialized medicine” than is Canadian health care with its private doctors and hospitals. And the system for veterans is by all accounts one of the best-performing and most cost-effective elements in the American medical establishment.
Really? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
There were a lot of Socialist Liberal Media jerks way back there who were promoting Obamacare using an argument that we can just look at how fine the VA has been run for just about forever as proof how well big government will be able to run healthcare in America.

Sick joke, eh?

Where are those jerks now? Ghost writing for Stephen Colbert, probably.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1140885 May 23, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
Paul Krugman, 2013:
¨We’re going to need more revenue…Surely it will require some sort of middle class taxes as well.. We won’t be able to pay for the kind of government the society will want without some increase in taxes… on the middle class, maybe a value added tax…And we’re also going to have to make decisions about health care, doc pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits . So the snarky version…which I shouldn’t even say because it will get me in trouble is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this.¨
A leftist can't help but spew the truth - their reality - when they get pissed off.
Paul Krugman - another fine piece of Nobel Laureate sh it right up there with Magic Negro, algore and Palestinian terrorist Yasir Arafat.

This world needs more Nobel Laureates......like it needs more AIDS.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1140886 May 23, 2014
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Adjectives your limited to indicate a lack of maturity. 12 years old right?
Mud raking by republicans is to cloud up our vision of their failures. 1929 and 2008. LOL they even muddy up Hilary on her health and the VA issues that they just recently filibustered to deny Obama funds for our VA’s and as they did when Obama and Hilary asked for funds to beef up security at our embassies. Then OH how they holler when it has problems.
Remember how and some still are crying and calling for the destruction of Obamacare. Now as Obamacare is being demanded by their own voters how like sheep they begin to back off.
Obamacare increases; http://www.gallup.com/poll/168968/self-funded...
Talking Parrots have always made me laugh.

What kind are you? African Grey?

Los Angeles Pigeon?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1140887 May 23, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
Where did you go old phag Ghost?
Passed out? Old people like you really should not stay up this late. It's 8PM old mooch! Oxygen should be your priority right now Democrat.
He got stuck on another doorknob at the Nursing Home.

EMS Techs are using the Jaws Of Life to spread his cheeks and pull him off.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1140888 May 23, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Ooooooo! The wiki warrior!!!
In defense of forks make us fat and using Wikipedia as a source, there are always cross references provided.

In reference to the Iraq Liberation Act under Clinton, here are the cross references.

1. Pub.L. 105–338, 112 Stat. 3178, enacted October 31, 1998
2. It was codified in a note to 22 USCS 2151.
3. "HR 4655: All Congressional Action". Library of Congress. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
4. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/1998/roll482.xml
5. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z... :@@@R
6. CNN (February 17, 1998). "Text Of Clinton Statement On Iraq". Retrieved 2008-07-05.
7. BBC News (November 16, 1998). "US pledge to help opposition". Retrieved 2008-07-06.
8. Pub.L. 107–243, 116 Stat. 1498, enacted October 16, 2002, H.J.Res. 114

#4 - http://clerk.house.gov/evs/1998/roll482.xml

BILL TITLE: Establishing a Program to Support a Transition to Democracy in Iraq
October 5, 1998

Democrats voted 157 to 29 to pass the bill.
Republicans voted 202 to 9 to pass the bill.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1140889 May 23, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Ooooooo! The wiki warrior!!!
Findings and Declaration of Policy of Iraq Liberation act of 1998:

The Act declared that it was the Policy of the United States to support "regime change." The Act was passed 360-38 in the U.S. House of Representatives and by unanimous consent in the Senate. US President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law on October 31, 1998. The law's stated purpose was: "to establish a program to support a transition to democracy in Iraq." Specifically, Congress made findings of past Iraqi military actions in violation of International Law and that Iraq had denied entry of United Nations Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM) inspectors into its country to inspect for weapons of mass destruction. Congress found: "It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime." On December 16, 1998, President Bill Clinton mandated Operation Desert Fox, a major four-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets.

President Clinton stated in February 1998:

“Iraq admitted, among other things, an offensive biological warfare capability, notably, 5,000 gallons of botulinum, which causes botulism; 2,000 gallons of anthrax; 25 biological-filled Scud warheads; and 157 aerial bombs. And I might say UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq has actually greatly understated its production....

Over the past few months, as [the weapons inspectors] have come closer and closer to rooting out Iraq's remaining nuclear capacity, Saddam has undertaken yet another gambit to thwart their ambitions by imposing debilitating conditions on the inspectors and declaring key sites which have still not been inspected off limits....

It is obvious that there is an attempt here, based on the whole history of this operation since 1991, to protect whatever remains of his capacity to produce weapons of mass destruction, the missiles to deliver them, and the feed stocks necessary to produce them. The UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq still has stockpiles of chemical and biological munitions, a small force of Scud-type missiles, and the capacity to restart quickly its production program and build many, many more weapons....

Now, let's imagine the future. What if he fails to comply and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route, which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of the sanctions and continue to ignore the solemn commitments that he made? Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction. And some day, some way, I guarantee you he'll use the arsenal...."

President Clinton ~ 1998

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/02/17/tra...

(#6 in the cross reference under forks make us fat's Wikipedia source.)

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1140890 May 23, 2014
Anyway, had a major power outage tonight. Lasted about two hours. Entire sections of the city were without power.

Kind of odd. But makes you think about "what if"...
TPRTY

United States

#1140891 May 23, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Nah! You follow the Halsey rule.....
"Attack, repeat, attack!"
You are a liar.

If I'm addressed in a civil manner I will respond in a civil manner.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1140892 May 23, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
In defense of forks make us fat and using Wikipedia as a source, there are always cross references provided.
In reference to the Iraq Liberation Act under Clinton, here are the cross references.
1. Pub.L. 105–338, 112 Stat. 3178, enacted October 31, 1998
2. It was codified in a note to 22 USCS 2151.
3. "HR 4655: All Congressional Action". Library of Congress. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
4. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/1998/roll482.xml
5. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z... :@@@R
6. CNN (February 17, 1998). "Text Of Clinton Statement On Iraq". Retrieved 2008-07-05.
7. BBC News (November 16, 1998). "US pledge to help opposition". Retrieved 2008-07-06.
8. Pub.L. 107–243, 116 Stat. 1498, enacted October 16, 2002, H.J.Res. 114
#4 - http://clerk.house.gov/evs/1998/roll482.xml
BILL TITLE: Establishing a Program to Support a Transition to Democracy in Iraq
October 5, 1998
Democrats voted 157 to 29 to pass the bill.
Republicans voted 202 to 9 to pass the bill.
Here's the claim:

"Bill Clinton signed the law that allowed Pres Bush to remove Saddam from office, idiot.... "

Tell me... what part of the law (which btw, was a policy) authorized President Bush to remove Saddam from office?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1140893 May 23, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Findings and Declaration of Policy of Iraq Liberation act of 1998:
The Act declared that it was the Policy of the United States to support "regime change." The Act was passed 360-38 in the U.S. House of Representatives and by unanimous consent in the Senate. US President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law on October 31, 1998. The law's stated purpose was: "to establish a program to support a transition to democracy in Iraq." Specifically, Congress made findings of past Iraqi military actions in violation of International Law and that Iraq had denied entry of United Nations Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM) inspectors into its country to inspect for weapons of mass destruction. Congress found: "It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime." On December 16, 1998, President Bill Clinton mandated Operation Desert Fox, a major four-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets.
President Clinton stated in February 1998:
“Iraq admitted, among other things, an offensive biological warfare capability, notably, 5,000 gallons of botulinum, which causes botulism; 2,000 gallons of anthrax; 25 biological-filled Scud warheads; and 157 aerial bombs. And I might say UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq has actually greatly understated its production....
Over the past few months, as [the weapons inspectors] have come closer and closer to rooting out Iraq's remaining nuclear capacity, Saddam has undertaken yet another gambit to thwart their ambitions by imposing debilitating conditions on the inspectors and declaring key sites which have still not been inspected off limits....
It is obvious that there is an attempt here, based on the whole history of this operation since 1991, to protect whatever remains of his capacity to produce weapons of mass destruction, the missiles to deliver them, and the feed stocks necessary to produce them. The UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq still has stockpiles of chemical and biological munitions, a small force of Scud-type missiles, and the capacity to restart quickly its production program and build many, many more weapons....
Now, let's imagine the future. What if he fails to comply and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route, which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of the sanctions and continue to ignore the solemn commitments that he made? Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction. And some day, some way, I guarantee you he'll use the arsenal...."
President Clinton ~ 1998
http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/02/17/tra...
(#6 in the cross reference under forks make us fat's Wikipedia source.)
So... where are the chemical weapons?

Even Alan Kay, bushie's hand picked boy back tracked AFTER the invasion.

I wonder why?

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1140894 May 23, 2014
Let's review this part of Clinton's speech again about Saddam as a potential future threat::

"Now, let's imagine the future. What if he fails to comply and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route, which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of the sanctions and continue to ignore the solemn commitments that he made? Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction. And some day, some way, I guarantee you he'll use the arsenal...."
President Clinton ~ 1998

Read that last sentence very carefully.

"And some day, some way, I guarantee you, he'll use the arsenal."

(As soon as the world wasn't watching anymore or after the "severe consequences" imposed by the UN weren't really that "severe". He would have rebuilt his WMD program with a new vengeance.)
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1140895 May 23, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a liar.
If I'm addressed in a civil manner I will respond in a civil manner.
You see now son, that depends on your perspective.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1140896 May 23, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Findings and Declaration of Policy of Iraq Liberation act of 1998:
The Act declared that it was the Policy of the United States to support "regime change." The Act was passed 360-38 in the U.S. House of Representatives and by unanimous consent in the Senate. US President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law on October 31, 1998. The law's stated purpose was: "to establish a program to support a transition to democracy in Iraq." Specifically, Congress made findings of past Iraqi military actions in violation of International Law and that Iraq had denied entry of United Nations Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM) inspectors into its country to inspect for weapons of mass destruction. Congress found: "It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime." On December 16, 1998, President Bill Clinton mandated Operation Desert Fox, a major four-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets.
President Clinton stated in February 1998:
“Iraq admitted, among other things, an offensive biological warfare capability, notably, 5,000 gallons of botulinum, which causes botulism; 2,000 gallons of anthrax; 25 biological-filled Scud warheads; and 157 aerial bombs. And I might say UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq has actually greatly understated its production....
Over the past few months, as [the weapons inspectors] have come closer and closer to rooting out Iraq's remaining nuclear capacity, Saddam has undertaken yet another gambit to thwart their ambitions by imposing debilitating conditions on the inspectors and declaring key sites which have still not been inspected off limits....
It is obvious that there is an attempt here, based on the whole history of this operation since 1991, to protect whatever remains of his capacity to produce weapons of mass destruction, the missiles to deliver them, and the feed stocks necessary to produce them. The UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq still has stockpiles of chemical and biological munitions, a small force of Scud-type missiles, and the capacity to restart quickly its production program and build many, many more weapons....
Now, let's imagine the future. What if he fails to comply and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route, which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of the sanctions and continue to ignore the solemn commitments that he made? Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction. And some day, some way, I guarantee you he'll use the arsenal...."
President Clinton ~ 1998
http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/02/17/tra...
(#6 in the cross reference under forks make us fat's Wikipedia source.)
But here's a really, really, REALLY good question for you.....

... if Al Qawada attacked the US, why did bushie boy attack Iraq?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1140897 May 23, 2014
Oops! Al Qaeda...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1140898 May 23, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Findings and Declaration of Policy of Iraq Liberation act of 1998:
The Act declared that it was the Policy of the United States to support "regime change." The Act was passed 360-38 in the U.S. House of Representatives and by unanimous consent in the Senate. US President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law on October 31, 1998. The law's stated purpose was: "to establish a program to support a transition to democracy in Iraq." Specifically, Congress made findings of past Iraqi military actions in violation of International Law and that Iraq had denied entry of United Nations Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM) inspectors into its country to inspect for weapons of mass destruction. Congress found: "It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime." On December 16, 1998, President Bill Clinton mandated Operation Desert Fox, a major four-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets.
President Clinton stated in February 1998:
“Iraq admitted, among other things, an offensive biological warfare capability, notably, 5,000 gallons of botulinum, which causes botulism; 2,000 gallons of anthrax; 25 biological-filled Scud warheads; and 157 aerial bombs. And I might say UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq has actually greatly understated its production....
Over the past few months, as [the weapons inspectors] have come closer and closer to rooting out Iraq's remaining nuclear capacity, Saddam has undertaken yet another gambit to thwart their ambitions by imposing debilitating conditions on the inspectors and declaring key sites which have still not been inspected off limits....
It is obvious that there is an attempt here, based on the whole history of this operation since 1991, to protect whatever remains of his capacity to produce weapons of mass destruction, the missiles to deliver them, and the feed stocks necessary to produce them. The UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq still has stockpiles of chemical and biological munitions, a small force of Scud-type missiles, and the capacity to restart quickly its production program and build many, many more weapons....
Now, let's imagine the future. What if he fails to comply and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route, which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of the sanctions and continue to ignore the solemn commitments that he made? Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction. And some day, some way, I guarantee you he'll use the arsenal...."
President Clinton ~ 1998
http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/02/17/tra...
(#6 in the cross reference under forks make us fat's Wikipedia source.)
Psst! You might have missed this tidbit from your source....

"... The Act specifically refused to grant the President authority to use U.S. Military force to achieve its stated goals and purposes, except as authorized under the Act in section 4(a)(2)) in carrying out this Act...."

Seems to me you walked into your own minefield.....

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