Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1375205 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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Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1142478 May 27, 2014
flack wrote:
Big Barack Blunder! Surprise Visit to Afghanistan Blows Key Official’s Cover
Author: EditorPosted: May 27, 2014Comments: 0
obamaaf
Over Memorial Day weekend, while President Obama was in the middle of his surprise visit to our nation’s troops in Afghanistan, the White House was doing major damage control.
During the trip, the administration blew the cover of the CIA “Chief of Station” in Kabul, which is a HUGE foreign policy blunder. Incredible!:
The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops.
The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the “Chief of Station” in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country.
The disclosure marked a rare instance in which a CIA officer working overseas had his cover — the secrecy meant to protect his actual identity — pierced by his own government. The only other recent case came under significantly different circumstances, when former CIA operative Valerie Plame was exposed as officials of the George W. Bush administration sought to discredit her husband, a former ambassador and fierce critic of the decision to invade Iraq.
The Post is withholding the name of the CIA officer at the request of Obama administration officials who warned that the officer and his family could be at risk if the name were published. The CIA and the White House declined to comment.
The CIA officer was one of 15 senior U.S. officials identified as taking part in a military briefing for Obama at Bagram air base, a sprawling military compound north of Kabul. Others included U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan James B. Cunningham and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in the country.
via The Washington Post
When Edward Snowden leaked government secrets, Barack Obama and his administration were outraged. And when CIA Agent Valerie Plame’s name was leaked during the Bush administration in 2003, the media spent months covering both stories so vigorously that it resulted in Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former chief of staff to then-Vice-President Dick Cheney, being convicted of obstruction of justice and perjury in connection with the case.
This basic failure of protocol is a shamefully amateur misstep for our Commander in Chief. Let’s see just how much the media cares about the fallout.
The truism, "don't believe everything you read", probably applies here too.

People were afraid to use sugar substitutes for a long time because they said it caused cancer until it was announced a human would have to consume a car full of it.

Then it was eggs that were taboo until it was announced - oops, we were wrong. And all you heard was that jingle "the incredible edible egg" for months afterwards.

There are a lot worse things in hospitals that we should worry about more besides vapor from e-cigarettes. Pretty sure.
Patrick

United States

#1142479 May 27, 2014
The Obama administration said Tuesday it will seek to determine how the identity of the CIA’s top spy in Afghanistan was exposed in an embarrassing slip by the White House press office during President Obama’s surprise visit to the country on Sunday.

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has instructed the president’s chief counsel, W. Neil Eggleston, to examine how the CIA officer’s name ended up on a list of U.S. officials who met with Obama in Afghanistan, a document that was then distributed to thousands of journalists and other recipients.

.Eggleston has been asked “to look into what happened and report back to [McDonough] with recommendations on how the administration can improve processes and make sure something like this does not happen again,” said Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council.

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Since: Oct 07

denver

#1142480 May 27, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
DumbDave can't understand concepts and practice common sense. He's just a foaming at the mouth liberal gasping at straws and repeating leftwing propaganda.
Dumber than sh*t Dave needs to get his head out of Oblamers stinking ass and get some fresh air.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1142481 May 27, 2014
flack wrote:
Big Barack Blunder! Surprise Visit to Afghanistan Blows Key Official’s Cover
Author: EditorPosted: May 27, 2014Comments: 0
obamaaf
Over Memorial Day weekend, while President Obama was in the middle of his surprise visit to our nation’s troops in Afghanistan, the White House was doing major damage control.
During the trip, the administration blew the cover of the CIA “Chief of Station” in Kabul, which is a HUGE foreign policy blunder. Incredible!:
The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops.
The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the “Chief of Station” in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country.
The disclosure marked a rare instance in which a CIA officer working overseas had his cover — the secrecy meant to protect his actual identity — pierced by his own government. The only other recent case came under significantly different circumstances, when former CIA operative Valerie Plame was exposed as officials of the George W. Bush administration sought to discredit her husband, a former ambassador and fierce critic of the decision to invade Iraq.
The Post is withholding the name of the CIA officer at the request of Obama administration officials who warned that the officer and his family could be at risk if the name were published. The CIA and the White House declined to comment.
The CIA officer was one of 15 senior U.S. officials identified as taking part in a military briefing for Obama at Bagram air base, a sprawling military compound north of Kabul. Others included U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan James B. Cunningham and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in the country.
via The Washington Post
When Edward Snowden leaked government secrets, Barack Obama and his administration were outraged. And when CIA Agent Valerie Plame’s name was leaked during the Bush administration in 2003, the media spent months covering both stories so vigorously that it resulted in Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former chief of staff to then-Vice-President Dick Cheney, being convicted of obstruction of justice and perjury in connection with the case.
This basic failure of protocol is a shamefully amateur misstep for our Commander in Chief. Let’s see just how much the media cares about the fallout.
Just to back up my saying there are worse things in hospitals we should worry about more...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated roughly 1.7 million hospital-associated infections from all types of microorganisms including bacteria combined cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year.

So it's probably safe for puffers to go ahead and puff instead of inhale tobacco. Just sayin'.

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Since: Oct 07

denver

#1142482 May 27, 2014
Goodbye Mr Chimp wrote:
The media always give the GOP a free ride on national security scandals.
For example, Iran-Contra, Bush's war-by-lies against Iraq, the CIA mass torture program and the outing of Valerie Plame.
Barry the Chimp is leaving?
Patrick

United States

#1142483 May 27, 2014
CAIRO — On an evening in mid-March, U.S. Navy SEALs plied through Mediterranean waters on an inflatable boat and boarded a hijacked tanker. By the end of the two-hour operation, the commandos had stopped anti-government Libyan rebels from stealing the ship's oil.

In the three years since the uprising that overthrew long-time dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's central government has failed to secure its oil ports, pipelines and fields, disrupting its primary revenue source. The battle for oil wealth in the increasingly lawless land reflects the turmoil that wracks the country in these post-revolutionary times.

In fact, the State Department recommended Tuesday that Americans leave Libya immediately, saying the security situation in Libya "remains unpredictable and unstable" with crime levels high in many parts of the country.

"U.S. citizens currently in Libya should exercise extreme caution and depart immediately," the department said in a statement.

"The problem that Libya is going through right now is a war for power," said Rawad Radwan, a Libyan blogger who lives in the capital, Tripoli. "Everyone wants to gain power, and they all believe that whoever controls oil will rule the country."

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1142484 May 27, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
LMAO
so it's different when you chop up a quote?
you posted the rest of it. so putting it all together he said: part of the problem is appearance. the other part is the still present racism of Corporate America that FOX keeps denying.
It's one thing to shorten a long quote but still keep the gist of the content and quite another thing to stop just short of the content - gist and all.

You did read the entire content of Smith's quote, right?

And that you didn't represent the content accurately by chopping off the gist of the content?
Patrick

United States

#1142485 May 27, 2014
seems a good subject for a film

The enigma of Mona Lisa's smile? Who cares? The mystery of Dido Belle is much more intriguing. The double portrait Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray, once attributed to Johann Zoffany and now hanging in Scone Palace in Perth, depicts two elegant 18th-century women in silks and pearls at Kenwood House in London. Beyond them, you can just glimpse St Paul's and the rest of the Georgian cityscape. Nothing unusual about any of that, but for one detail – Dido is mixed race.

The first question that strikes the viewer is: why is Dido pointing at her cheek? It is a "puzzling gesture", wrote English literature lecturer Christine Kenyon Jones, in an article for the Jane Austen Society of North America. "Is it meant to draw attention to her skin colour, or simply to her smile and her dimples?" Might it even be, as a new theory suggests, an allusion to the Hindu deity Krishna?

These questions – and the mystery of what she was doing, both at Kenwood and in the painting – feel especially topical since Dido, the daughter of a former slave and a British aristocrat, is now the subject of a film, Belle. Meanwhile, a new biography of her great uncle and benefactor Lord Mansfield sheds more light on her 30 years at Kenwood. The painting has even inspired a novel. "The reason it struck me," says Caitlin Davies, author of Family Likeness, "was that I grew up near Kenwood, so had been in and out of the house for 45 years. Then suddenly, in 2007, I saw this portrait when it was on temporary display, in an exhibition, Slavery and Justice."

Davies, who is white, had taken her mixed-race daughter along. "She was struck still by it, because pretty much all the other portraits on the walls were of white aristocrats – and here was someone who looked like her." Her novel is about a mixed-race girl growing up in a small Kent town in the 1950s, ostracised because of her colour.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1142486 May 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
It's one thing to shorten a long quote but still keep the gist of the content and quite another thing to stop just short of the content - gist and all.
You did read the entire content of Smith's quote, right?
And that you didn't represent the content accurately by chopping off the gist of the content?
all i was doing was filling in the part you had to leave out. you did leave it out on purpose, didn't you?

give it rest carol. the point you were trying to make just went down the drain.

don't you ever get tired of that happening? you know, like when you said Iraq wanted us to stay when in actuality the last thing they wanted was for us to stay.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1142487 May 27, 2014
Michelle Obama hash tag wrote:
A doctor who is facing execution in Sudan for marrying a Christian gave birth to a baby girl in prison today.
Meriam Ibrahim, who has spent the past four months shackled to the floor in a disease-ridden jail, gave birth five days early.
The baby was born in the hospital wing at Omdurman Federal Women’s Prison in North Khartoum and is said to be healthy.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, her lawyer Mohaned Mustafa Elnour said:‘This is some good news in what has been a terrible ordeal for Meriam.
‘I am planning to visit her with her husband Daniel later today. I think they are going to call the baby Maya.’
Meriam, 27, was sentenced to death by hanging earlier this month after being found guilty of converting from Islam to Christianity and marrying a Christian man, U.S. citizen Daniel Wani, who lives in Manchester, New Hampshire.
She will receive 100 lashes before she is executed – sometime in the next two years.
Before the birth, Meriam made the defiant claim that she would rather die than give up her faith.
In a heart-wrenching conversation with her husband during a rare prison visit, Meriam told him:‘If they want to execute me then they should go ahead and do it because I’m not going to change my faith.’
An Islamic Sharia judge said she could be spared the death penalty if she publicly renounced her faith and becomes a Muslim once more.
Meriam insists she has always been a Christian and told her husband she could not ‘pretend to be a Muslim’ just to spare her life.
They tolerate the Christian husband visiting her but torment the Christian wife just because she didn't want to be a Muslim anymore?

Such tolerance and so peace loving and, according to our president, such beautiful prayers. Where are these Muslims and where is their outrage?

Will fear be what allows this to continue? And for how long?

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1142488 May 27, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
all i was doing was filling in the part you had to leave out. you did leave it out on purpose, didn't you?
give it rest carol. the point you were trying to make just went down the drain.
don't you ever get tired of that happening? you know, like when you said Iraq wanted us to stay when in actuality the last thing they wanted was for us to stay.
Smith, like everyone, knows there's an element of racism and/or prejudice in any society and not just towards blacks.

It wasn't necessary to quote that part but what Smith really had to say in light of the obvious,
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1142489 May 27, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
You mentally ill liberals seem to be the ones killing people.
Maybe that's the issue (mental illness) where a mental moron like you should concentrate.
Now run along and go try on your stretch pants, lowlife.
lol! Right. Like North Carolina's coal ash... that's spread to Virginia and South Carolina.

Now that's conservatives making money and killing their constituents!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1142490 May 27, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi there Hyime!
Are you going to go chase Pluto tonight and ride what you call a "Comet".
Make sure you put the Moons in your pockets, Moonbat!
God are you worthless liberals batty.
lol! ruskies like you and the moon... an out of this world combination!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1142491 May 27, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
For heaven's sakes...read the rest of that sentence and then post it.
You need to stop learning bad habits from the liberal media.
You're selective about when to use bad habits aren't you son?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1142492 May 27, 2014
harmonious wrote:
<quoted text>
Dumber than sh*t Dave needs to get his head out of Oblamers stinking ass and get some fresh air.
poor hammy. and yet, he's not as smart as Dave....

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Since: Oct 07

denver

#1142495 May 27, 2014
No legal guns for anyone under 25, the only practical solution for school shootings:

Dad of Santa Barbara Victim Sobs and Rails Against Son's Death
The father of a student gunned down in the Santa Barbara rampage raged through tears at the “insanity” that left six students dead along with the gunman. Richard Martinez’s outburst came outside a sheriff’s department after his son Chris, 20, was confirmed to be among...
ABC News

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Since: Oct 07

denver

#1142496 May 27, 2014
Our president, the idiot bumbler:

White House mistakenly reveals CIA official's name
WASHINGTON (AP)— In an embarrassing flub, the Obama administration accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top official in Afghanistan in an email to thousands of journalists during the president's surprise Memorial Day weekend trip to Bagram Air Field.
Associated Press

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Since: Oct 07

denver

#1142497 May 27, 2014
Lurch blows it:

Mind your own business, Venezuela foreign minister tells Kerry
By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters)- Venezuela's foreign minister on Monday rebuked his U.S. counterpart, John Kerry, for criticizing the handling of street protests and reiterated accusations Washington wants to topple the socialist government. In the U.S. government's strongest comments since…
Reuters

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Since: Oct 07

denver

#1142498 May 27, 2014
Il Douche blows it:

Libyan Islamists to U.S.: Don't interfere or face worse than Iraq
By Ayman and Al-Warfalli BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters)- The leader of Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia in Libya's Benghazi city warned the United States on Tuesday against interference or it would face worse than the conflicts in Somalia, Iraq, or Afghanistan. Libya's young democracy is in…
Reuters

Now, Dumber than Shit Davey will bellow and squawk that they're not al-quaida

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1142499 May 27, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
We learned a long time ago YOUR lying eyes is all you ever believe. Truth be damned. There are no similarities between Barack Obama and Frank Marshall Davis...not the eyes, not the nose, not the ears, not the mouth, not the chin and certainly not the bone structure. However, Barack Obama, Sr. actually does resemble the president. You are ridiculous in your conspiracy theories.
Let's just say then that my eyes see the striking similarities - just going by this comparison photo of the three men.

http://www.bing.com/images/search...

But, just of note, in "Dreams of My Father", Obama wrote about his parents: "How and when the marriage occurred remains a bit murky."

The fact that Obama, Sr., already had a wife and family in Kenya and left for Harvard soon after Obama was born only to see him once when he was 10 years old doesn't point to much of a father figure.

And the problem for a lot of us is that a lot of things in his past remain a bit murky.

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