Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394926 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

#1167527 Jul 16, 2014
Evil Rich banks...

'Bank of America profit falls 43% on legal charges'

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bank-of-amer...

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1167528 Jul 16, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The Executive branch can not spend money without Congress allocating it.
They can not pay bills if there is no money allocated.
You whiners are just plain dumber than sh*t.
The term used was "disbursements" and only a dumber-than-dirt you would be so lame to think this less than connected response proves anything.

The executive branch is responsible for the payments and to whom--as I stated.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1167530 Jul 16, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Atlantic City is dying because of competition...and because the city is an urban ghetto that cannot compete.....
Atlantic City had a free ride for many years and failed to do anything to clean up its act.....
Wow, you changed your story quick pal.

Competition from Pennsylvania and elsewhere eh? Like Ohio where Casino revenues are improving thanks to the Obama economy.

If Atlantic City is so bad it won't matter if 50,000 Central American kids camp out there for awhile the owners/lenders are going to bill the government for their losses anyway__correct?

If they're all in one place__the judicial process would be streamlined correct?

Of course winter would be tough on the little boogers eh?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1167531 Jul 16, 2014
Environment correspondent
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Is Obama's climate 'regime change' unstoppable?
"It is not just about disappearing polar bears and disappearing ice caps," said Gina McCarthy, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as she outlined the heavily-trailed Clean Power Plan proposal.
Cutting carbon emissions by a third by 2030, she said, was about "protecting our health and protecting our homes".
President Obama's new plan is not just taking aim at America's hearts and minds, he's going for the lungs as well.
Children with asthma will benefit from the new regulations to clean the air, the EPA chief said.
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It strengthens his credibility, but it is not like it is going to change all the dynamics and lead us to the promised land”
Alden Meyer
Union of Concerned Scientists
It is not about the theoretical impact of rising temperatures in far away places. This is a smart thing to do, supporters say, even if the planet wasn't at stake.
"It is a recognition on behalf of the administration that this is a personal issue," said David Wasskow from the World Resources Institute.
"It is not something abstract, somewhere else, but in fact is directly linked to the lives that people are leading."
Wrapping the issue of carbon cuts in the health of the nation is just one of the ways that the White House hopes to deliver what some observers are calling the most significant climate regulations in US history.
Another important observation is the size of the cuts that the President hopes to achieve. Reducing carbon emissions by a third by 2030 sounds like a lot, but in fact the US is already a long way down the track without any restrictions on existing power plants.
"Right now US emissions are down a little over 15% from 2005," said Alden Meyer, from the Union of Concerned Scientists, a long time observer of the international climate negotiations.
coal
Each state will have to draw up a plan to curb carbon from the power sector
"From a combination of efficiency gains, renewable growth and a switch to natural gas, we're already about half way to the new 2030 goal."
To get the rest of the way, the EPA will now set state-specific targets. While the federal government will decide the number, it will be down to each state to meet it through any combination of less carbon intensive fuels, greater efficiency or carbon trading.
This flexibility could be seen as a weakness. Some critics believe that by giving states the option to compensate for what goes on "inside the fence" of a power plant with actions outside it, the EPA is moving into uncharted legal territory and it is certain to be tested in courts.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1167532 Jul 16, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'you did not build that' economy is on fire!

'USAF: 3,459 positions to be cut; 275 at Peterson Air Force Base'

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_261...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1167533 Jul 16, 2014
But Dr Dallas Burtraw from the conservation group Resources for the Future believes this flexibility is a strength. The way the regulations have been drawn up means that even if the courts bar one aspect, the rest still stands.
"If a court came in and said you can't account for energy efficiency because it is not verifiable or whatever, that might get erased but the rest of the rule might still stand we believe."
A critical point, according to Dr Burtraw is the timing. As each state has to draw up its own plan, it could be two years before they are finalised.
"There is not really anything for the lawyers to put their teeth into until the state plans are complete, and these rules will be quite far in their development before they are legally challengeable," he says.
He says that today's "regime change" on climate will alter the whole investment climate.
Utilities which have to decide on new power plants in the next two to three years will have to take a risky gamble that the rules will be struck out, or put their money in low carbon technology.
"The Clean Air Act is an amazing institution, it is like a freight train, slow but hard to stop, there will be blows and setbacks, but the act will be unstoppable," he says.
There has been much praise for the step from many observers who believe that it really will invigorate the moribund international climate negotiating process. They argue that countries like India and China will now have to react to this concrete step from the US.
Others are not so sure.
"I think it gives a little momentum to the administration to show that they are serious," says Alden Meyer.
"But negotiators I have talked to are very aware that the President is going into his last two years, people are beginning to ask how durable is this, is it something the next President will carry forward?
"It strengthens his credibility, but it is not like it is going to change all the dynamics and lead us to the promised land."
"It is going to be helpful, but not transformational."
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1167534 Jul 16, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'you did not build that' economy is on fire!

'Kgb USA eliminating hundreds of jobs in San Antonio'

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/blog/20...
Bow Bugdoll

United States

#1167535 Jul 16, 2014
Rep Frederica Wilson: "We will tweet and tweet and tweet"

Boko Haram must be quaking in their burqas.

http://www.c-span.org/video/...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1167536 Jul 16, 2014
Evil!

Capitalists!!!!!!

'Hershey raises prices by 8%'

http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/15/news/companie...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1167538 Jul 16, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
if you want higher taxes....vote DemoKKKrat......
so what? higher taxes works better than cutting taxes. Kansas being one case in point.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1167539 Jul 16, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Try to imagine for a second here if global conflict erupted right now with China and Russia pitted against Valerie's Gardener Boy.
It makes your blood run cold, doesn't it? Putin and the Red Army punking Larry Sinclair's Toy Boy from Chicago.
Obama and his top two advisors - Valerie Jarrett and Mrs. Obama - certainly don't have a solid grip on world affairs. Their expertise is social engineering.

They couldn't even clean up their own backyard when still in Chicago.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1167540 Jul 16, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, you changed your story quick pal.
Competition from Pennsylvania and elsewhere eh? Like Ohio where Casino revenues are improving thanks to the Obama economy.
If Atlantic City is so bad it won't matter if 50,000 Central American kids camp out there for awhile the owners/lenders are going to bill the government for their losses anyway__correct?
If they're all in one place__the judicial process would be streamlined correct?
Of course winter would be tough on the little boogers eh?
Who has money to spend in a casino?

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1167541 Jul 16, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
The liberals up here think they are smarter than southerners. Every time I hear a northern liberal speak, I just think bless his heart.
LOL

I forgot that little gem of a saying.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1167542 Jul 16, 2014
Back in 2011 Obama’ Assad must go’…. Bashar al-Assad sworn in for another 7-year term!! Today Obama must feel like Rodney Dangerfield "I get no respect…Ouch!!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1167543 Jul 16, 2014
thank goodness for rockets over Israel....and babies floating in the Rio Grande....

'Thousands still reportedly face coverage delays months after ObamaCare enrollment deadline'

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/08/th...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1167544 Jul 16, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the Obama FBI conveniently charge crimes by Hispanics against the "white" total....
taking into account the number of blacks who got busted in relation to the Hispanic population, that would still leave you losers as 75% of the drunk people in this country.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1167545 Jul 16, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
how many Chinese have walked on the moon?
can you prove how many white people walked on the Moon?

i think not. but hey, you probably think chemtrails are a problem, so i'm sure you get my point.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1167546 Jul 16, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Republican controlled house of representatives. Better?
Now get busy spamming the thread with rightwing lies and craziness..
Just have to keep the House and take back the Senate in November so something can actually get done.

Gridlock in D.C. these days is spelled H-A-R-R-Y-R-E-I-D.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1167547 Jul 16, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'you did not build that' economy is on fire!

'Rise in part-time workers worries some experts'

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101815505
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1167548 Jul 16, 2014
Israel Runs Up the Score

At this writing, one Israeli has been killed by Hamas fire; hundreds of Hamas rockets have either fallen harmlessly or been destroyed by Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense. The toll among Palestinians in Gaza is roughly 200 dead, and about 1,500 wounded. This then is not so much a war as a high-tech slaughter. Israel could kill Palestinians more rapidly of course, but seems to have judged it can go on at this pace, killing 15 to 20 a day, without provoking an international reaction. For some Israelis it is pure entertainment: yesterday The Independent reported that Israelis had set up couches and were serving popcorn to watch their air forces destruction of Gaza’s homes from the nearby hills.

....From what I can tell of the U.S. media, by breaking its ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza, Israel has turned the tide. CNN rushed Wolf Blitzer to Israel, where he dwelled on Israeli fears, discomforts and inconveniences caused by Hamas rocket fire. Think tank guests from pro-Israel organizations were duly interviewed, invariably repeating the point that America would never put up with rockets being fired at it from Mexico. This is of course true. But it is equally true no Americans would put up with living under the conditions that Israel has subjected the Palestinians to, in Gaza and the West Bank. Generally the higher up one was in the American media, the more pro-Israel was the coverage. Dianne Sawyer showed an image of a Palestinian house destroyed by Israeli bombs, and claimed they were Israeli victims of Hamas rockets. She later acknowledged the error.

But in some instances, major news organizations did have people reporting from Gaza, who would occasionally remind listeners that the Gazans didn’t have Iron Dome or warning sirens: they were essentially at the mercy of Israeli’s high-tech, American-provided, air force.

The American political class is so corrupted and indebted to pro-Israel money that it is impossible for the United States to play any kind of effective mediating role. That’s true for Republicans and Democrats alike. The congresswoman who represents the American teen who was beaten to pulp by the Israeli police refused to even release a statement about it—that’s the kind of obedience “pro-Israel” money can buy on Capitol Hill.

But Europe is quiet too. One of the more interesting comments about the slaughter came from Judy Dempsey, who edits and writes for the Carnegie Europe think tank blog.“European Leaders, Go to Gaza” she urged, professing shock at the European silence. She urged European leaders to organize massive medical assistance to Gaza. Even Netanyahu would think twice about assaulting a European hospital ship. I know, the World Cup has been going on, and many other things. But there’s something about the bombardment of a captive population that turns the stomach. And of course it has long-term strategic implications. Nearly half of Gaza’s 1.8 million population are minors, people who will grow up into some sort of adulthood. Israel will only be able to kill a tiny fragment of them. What will become of them as they grow up, how will they perceive the world, what choices will they make? The poet’s words come to mind:

I and the public know
What all schoolchildren learn,
Those to whom evil is done
Do evil in return.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/israel...

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