Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1520708 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1187507 Aug 17, 2014
After Ferguson shooting, nearly half of Americans don’t believe in justice – poll

Sixty-nine of black Americans thought the officers used lethal force too frequently, while only 37 percent of white Americans thought so. Over 65 percent of black US citizens don’t trust the justice system to deal with the guilty, while 40 percent of the white population don’t believe in the system either.

When asked if the police treat the black population more severely than the white population, 53 percent agreed, while 31 percent said police officers treat everyone the same.

http://rt.com/usa/180508-poll-police-black-hu...
Jesse

United States

#1187508 Aug 17, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, that's a good point. No integrity needed to run an integrity unit.
I know and they wonder why people can't and don't believe them anymore....LOL
Jesse

United States

#1187509 Aug 17, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Sunday criticized the Ferguson police for releasing a video allegedly showing Michael Brown robbing a convenience store before he was shot and killed.
Ferguson police released the video on Friday, reportedly ignoring a request from the Justice Department not to. Police Chief Thomas Jackson has acknowledged to reporters that the shooting death of Brown last week was not related to the robbery, calling into question why the video was released amid dual investigations by local authorities and the DOJ into the circumstances around Brown's death.
Appearing on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Nixon said he and his staff were unaware that the video was going to be released.
"We certainly were not happy with that being released, especially in the way that it was," Nixon said. "It appeared to cast dispersions on a young man that was gunned down in the street. It made emotions raw."
The governor went on to say that the renewed unrest in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where Brown was killed by a police officer, was in part due to the police's decision to make public the details of the robbery. Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday that led to clashes between a small group of protesters and police.
On NBC's "Meet the Press," Nixon reiterated his disapproval of the decision to release the video.
"To attempt to in essence disparage the character of this victim in the middle of a process is not right. It’s just not right," he said. "And secondarily, it did put the community, and quite frankly the region and the nation, on alert again. These are old wounds. These are deep wounds in these communities. And that action was not helpful."
Nixon said he spoke to Ferguson police about the release of the video, but didn't say if there would be any punitive actions taken.
"We’ve had very serious discussions about that action and how much we thought that it was not the right way to handle the victim’s family," Nixon said, adding that he met with Brown's family. "They were deeply troubled, and when you see your son gunned down in the street and then you see a police chief begin an attempt to attack his character, that’s just not the way to operate."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/17/jay-...
So Nixon is a democrat I wondered what party he belonged to. The people of Missouri should vote his sorry late butt out for not calling Martial Law right after this happened like 6 days ago what was he waiting for more killings or property destruction?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1187510 Aug 17, 2014
Sometimes Unfortunate Things Happen In The Heat Of A 400-Year-Old Legacy Of Racism

As anyone in law enforcement knows, upholding the peace often comes down to making tough, split-second decisions. A police officer must assess his options quickly, especially when faced with resistance from potentially dangerous individuals. But try as we might, bad things sometimes happen in the heat of a 400-year-old legacy of racism.

It’s a situation every officer of the law will inevitably face: tensions escalate during questioning or an arrest when, suddenly, in the commotion of four centuries of bias against racial minorities in the United States, the situation takes a violent turn. When emotions run high, it just takes two seconds following dozens of generations of systemic social, economic, and political discrimination toward non-whites—particularly African-Americans—for things to get way out of hand.

Our officers here in Ferguson know that as well as anyone.

You don’t want violence, of course—no one does. But sometimes when you’re out there, in the middle of longstanding policies denying minority men and women the most basic human rights, you must take decisive measures. We train our officers to behave professionally and respectfully toward the communities that they serve. But no matter how much training and experience they may have, they are human beings who, in the bedlam of decade upon decade of racist enculturation and deeply institutionalized systems of inequality, may be involved in a tragic situation.

But it’s important to remember that for members of law enforcement, it’s life or death out there. Without any warning, an officer of the law can find himself in the mayhem of formal and de facto segregationist policies such as mortgage discrimination and redlining that made it impossible for people in the most dangerous neighborhoods to live anywhere else. One minute you’re pulling up beside a couple of teenagers walking down the street, and the next minute you’re face-to-face with racial disparity that dates back to the 17th century and undergirds our culture to this very moment.

Every person who has put on the uniform has been there. Out of nowhere, you’re confronted with the enduring shadow of slavery and Jim Crow—boom!—just like that, and you simply react.

So at the end of the day, keep in mind that police officers are doing the best they can, even when unfortunate incidents occur. When you’re suddenly in the middle of an inhuman situation that’s repeated itself over and over and over for 400 years, you have to act fast.

Sadly, sometimes you just don’t have a choice.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/sometimes-un...
Jesse

United States

#1187511 Aug 17, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Sometimes Unfortunate Things Happen In The Heat Of A 400-Year-Old Legacy Of Racism
As anyone in law enforcement knows, upholding the peace often comes down to making tough, split-second decisions. A police officer must assess his options quickly, especially when faced with resistance from potentially dangerous individuals. But try as we might, bad things sometimes happen in the heat of a 400-year-old legacy of racism.
It’s a situation every officer of the law will inevitably face: tensions escalate during questioning or an arrest when, suddenly, in the commotion of four centuries of bias against racial minorities in the United States, the situation takes a violent turn. When emotions run high, it just takes two seconds following dozens of generations of systemic social, economic, and political discrimination toward non-whites—particularly African-Americans—for things to get way out of hand.
Our officers here in Ferguson know that as well as anyone.
You don’t want violence, of course—no one does. But sometimes when you’re out there, in the middle of longstanding policies denying minority men and women the most basic human rights, you must take decisive measures. We train our officers to behave professionally and respectfully toward the communities that they serve. But no matter how much training and experience they may have, they are human beings who, in the bedlam of decade upon decade of racist enculturation and deeply institutionalized systems of inequality, may be involved in a tragic situation.
But it’s important to remember that for members of law enforcement, it’s life or death out there. Without any warning, an officer of the law can find himself in the mayhem of formal and de facto segregationist policies such as mortgage discrimination and redlining that made it impossible for people in the most dangerous neighborhoods to live anywhere else. One minute you’re pulling up beside a couple of teenagers walking down the street, and the next minute you’re face-to-face with racial disparity that dates back to the 17th century and undergirds our culture to this very moment.
Every person who has put on the uniform has been there. Out of nowhere, you’re confronted with the enduring shadow of slavery and Jim Crow—boom!—just like that, and you simply react.
So at the end of the day, keep in mind that police officers are doing the best they can, even when unfortunate incidents occur. When you’re suddenly in the middle of an inhuman situation that’s repeated itself over and over and over for 400 years, you have to act fast.
Sadly, sometimes you just don’t have a choice.
http://www.theonion.com/articles/sometimes-un...
Really? Explain the total lack of concern and attention to the massacre of Blacks in Chicagoland?

Where's the outrage? Where's the liberal media attention? Why aren't you progs posting about the racism against the people in that area? The problem is vastly larger and effect more people but dead silence from you guys why is that?

What about the children who live there and are dying from drive by shootings? What about the gang warfare that is going on in these same areas and not a word by you guys why?
Jesse

United States

#1187512 Aug 17, 2014
Nothing but crickets....
paddyomalley

Bastrop, TX

#1187513 Aug 17, 2014
Patrick wrote:
ALQOSH, Iraq — Seizing on the momentum of focused American airstrikes in recent days, Kurdish forces moved to retake the strategic Mosul Dam on Sunday night, in their most significant challenge yet to the Sunni militants’ advance in northern Iraq.
The American assaults hit 10 armed vehicles, seven Humvees, two armored personnel carriers and one checkpoint belonging to fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the United States Central Command said Sunday.
In the past two days, United States forces have conducted 30 airstrikes across Iraq, officials said, with many of them focused around the dam, which militants captured after routing the Kurdish forces 10 days ago. A statement from the National Security Council in Washington on Sunday said that the bombings were ordered by President Obama to help the Iraqi forces “retake and establish control over the Mosul Dam.”
Mr. Obama, the statement added, also officially informed Congress that he had authorized the American airstrikes in Iraq, consistent with the War Powers Resolution.
As of late Sunday, Kurdish government officials said fighting around the dam complex, Iraq’s largest, was continuing, despite early reports that the site had been retaken.
“We do not control the entire dam yet,” said Fuad Hussein, a spokesman for Massoud Barzani, the Iraqi Kurdish president, in a televised statement.
The air campaign has seemed to check the militants’ move against the semiautonomous Kurdish region, an offensive that sent tens of thousands of refugees fleeing and at one point threatened the Kurdish capital, Erbil.
By hammering the militants with warplanes and drones, the Americans have severely curtailed the freedom of movement enjoyed by the ISIS fighters.
It remains to be seen how the Kurdish forces, known as the pesh merga, may fare if the air support is halted, despite Mr. Obama’s suggestion that it could last for months. Having lost significant ground during the ISIS fighters’ sudden advance this month, Kurdish forces have shown that they may not be able to go it alone. The forces pushing into the Mosul Dam area are believed to include the Iraqi Special Forces, making the operation a hybrid of American, Kurdish and Iraqi commands.
Kurdish officials acknowledge that the airstrikes have been vital to recent success in halting the militants’ onslaught. For their part, pesh merga officials have complained bitterly about inferior arms compared with those used by the militants, who have claimed powerful American munitions abandoned on the battlefield by the Iraqi military.
“The aircrafts have handicapped the ISIS forces — they cannot move easily,” said Hariam Agha, a local commander of the Kurdish forces in Dohuk.“They killed a lot of their fighters.”
Since Saturday, 13 militants have been killed in airstrikes and 46 have been wounded, medical officials in the area said.
According to Kurdish officials, ISIS fighters now appear to be falling back on several fronts, as pesh merga forces approach both the dam and the city of Mosul, which is the capital of Nineveh Province. In their wake, they have left mines to slow the progress of Kurdish and Iraqi government forces following in their tracks. The Kurdish advance appeared to have been halted on Sunday afternoon, as local fighters and officials said they were awaiting sapper teams to clear the way to the dam.
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Exactly how many Yezidi and Christian men, women, and children have been executed while Obama couldn't decide what the right thing to was? Is everyone who have been after the weasel to do something for the past YEAR supposed to be happy now? Obama is a failure. and his indecisiveness has killed thousands of people.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

United States

#1187514 Aug 17, 2014
Jesse wrote:
<quoted text>
No wrong again pea brain. Professor Turley testified under oath he is was a liberal and therefore politically aligned with Obama but where the US Constitution is concerned Turley and Obama separate ideologically.
Didn't you watch the hearings or are you checking your talking points again?
Turley testified in favor of the kangaroo court Clinton impeachment. IMO, that person is not a liberal.

Now, do you want to discuss Turley's opinion of Bush's war crimes and his "radical expansion of presidential powers?"
paddyomalley

Bastrop, TX

#1187515 Aug 17, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Sunday criticized the Ferguson police for releasing a video allegedly showing Michael Brown robbing a convenience store before he was shot and killed.
Ferguson police released the video on Friday, reportedly ignoring a request from the Justice Department not to. Police Chief Thomas Jackson has acknowledged to reporters that the shooting death of Brown last week was not related to the robbery, calling into question why the video was released amid dual investigations by local authorities and the DOJ into the circumstances around Brown's death.
Appearing on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Nixon said he and his staff were unaware that the video was going to be released.
"We certainly were not happy with that being released, especially in the way that it was," Nixon said. "It appeared to cast dispersions on a young man that was gunned down in the street. It made emotions raw."
The governor went on to say that the renewed unrest in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where Brown was killed by a police officer, was in part due to the police's decision to make public the details of the robbery. Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday that led to clashes between a small group of protesters and police.
On NBC's "Meet the Press," Nixon reiterated his disapproval of the decision to release the video.
"To attempt to in essence disparage the character of this victim in the middle of a process is not right. It’s just not right," he said. "And secondarily, it did put the community, and quite frankly the region and the nation, on alert again. These are old wounds. These are deep wounds in these communities. And that action was not helpful."
Nixon said he spoke to Ferguson police about the release of the video, but didn't say if there would be any punitive actions taken.
"We’ve had very serious discussions about that action and how much we thought that it was not the right way to handle the victim’s family," Nixon said, adding that he met with Brown's family. "They were deeply troubled, and when you see your son gunned down in the street and then you see a police chief begin an attempt to attack his character, that’s just not the way to operate."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/17/jay-...
Why it shouldn't be released. Brown was a two-bit thug and was killed because he thought he would take the cops gun and kill him. Nixon is vote ho and anyone who still supports that fat arsed Brown is a racist, a hater, and a liar.
paddyomalley

Bastrop, TX

#1187516 Aug 17, 2014
Obama going to show a bump in employment for August, especially for Blacks since they look at riots as a job while they earning running shoes, pants, shirts, liquor, and cigarettes. They be earning, so it gotta be work man.
paddyomalley

Bastrop, TX

#1187517 Aug 17, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
After Ferguson shooting, nearly half of Americans don’t believe in justice – poll
Sixty-nine of black Americans thought the officers used lethal force too frequently, while only 37 percent of white Americans thought so. Over 65 percent of black US citizens don’t trust the justice system to deal with the guilty, while 40 percent of the white population don’t believe in the system either.
When asked if the police treat the black population more severely than the white population, 53 percent agreed, while 31 percent said police officers treat everyone the same.
http://rt.com/usa/180508-poll-police-black-hu...
If Blacks weren't responsible for half of the murders in this country and ^!% of all VIOLENT CRIME, maybe cops would treat them better. I happen to think cops let Blacks get away with crimes to avoid the hassle.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1187519 Aug 17, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny isn't it? They never stop demanding from others what they refuse to provide themselves.
The GOP Mantra according to Wikiality:
"The Party is my only salvation; I will have no other party before me.
The Party is bigger than any one individual; The Party has been here before me, The Party will survive without me.
The Party is infallible; The Party makes no mistakes; The Party is never wrong.
My Faith in The Party will not be diminished."
lol! It's because they lack any faith in themselves.

It's a pitiful sight really.
Lisa

United States

#1187520 Aug 17, 2014
Todd Dunkin wrote:
<quoted text> So therefore their next earning they will have or the work they do is when there is an acquittal of the officer.
We'll just have to wait and see since we don't know all the facts. Funny the number of people who don't want to wait until the facts are discovered or a trial before they decided to have a strong opinion in this case. Some have posted Wilson should have been lynched on the 9th.

The same people who claim there is 'no justice' wanted 'no justice' for the cop. True justice will be justice for Michael Brown and justice for Darren Wilson.

Strange world we live in now!

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1187521 Aug 17, 2014
Jesse wrote:
<quoted text>
Liar that's what a person is who makes false accusations! Sow discord? Only a prog would consider facts and truth sowing discord.
16 is just another liberal, Topix bobbleheader.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

United States

#1187522 Aug 17, 2014
paddyomalley wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly how many Yezidi and Christian men, women, and children have been executed while Obama couldn't decide what the right thing to was? Is everyone who have been after the weasel to do something for the past YEAR supposed to be happy now? Obama is a failure. and his indecisiveness has killed thousands of people.
Not too bright are you? I, for one, am relieved that we have a president that respects the authority of a state to govern itself. Don't forget, it was the Iraqi Parliament's refusal to offer U.S. soldiers immunity from Iraqi prosecution that lead to the withdraw of our troops in the first place. And, in June, it was the Iraqi parliament who refused to support Maliki by declaring a state of emergency. And, it was Maliki who rejected a proposal to form a national security council in Iraq tasked with managing the crisis. All of which led to Maliki's June request for help and renewed attempts to get protection for our soldiers against potential prosecution. If anyone is to blame for the current situation, it is Maliki and the Iraqi Parlaiment. Not Obama.

“Stop Child Slavery”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1187524 Aug 17, 2014
Thugs in Ferguson decided to start the party early tonight. Throwing Molotov cocktails at the police. Gas canisters launched into crowd.

Idiotic parents tonight are bringing their kids to a situation that had violence every night.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#1187525 Aug 17, 2014
Fake Teacher wrote:
<quoted text>
You lost your shred of dignity after the first of your multiple illegitimate births.
Yeah, the old "tell a lie big enough and often enough and it will be believed" from the Goebbels/Hitler MOS? What a moran--I won't bother with you again. You probably lie the rest of the time about not being Jesse...

“Stop Child Slavery”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1187526 Aug 17, 2014
Live video

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9035483/ev...

They are apparently using both smoke canisters and high pitch noise to drive crowd away. So the need for rubber bullets (idiot from CNN) or what most people call ear plugs

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1187527 Aug 17, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
The law does not require the release of the information. No one asked that the video to be made public. The media asked for the release of information concerning the shooting...not the convenience store robbery. Even the governor has spoken out against the release of the video. I understand why it was released...to counter the "gentle giant" picture of Michael Brown but it wasn't released due to any "law".
Your racism bleeds out further with every post.

The release of public information is somehow "bad" when it involves one of Magic Negro's sons?

As in the Trayvon Martin case, black "leaders" want to portray the central character perp as a sweet, kind, loving young man. The police departments, however, deals in realities. So they released the surveillance video of Saint Michael Brown to show the public that any attempts to portray Saint Michael Brown in a spotlight of innocence is a lie. In any normal community, this should have calmed things down but we're talking about a black community and they will riot, burn, steal, murder and threaten everyone in sight when you tell them the truth.

Deal with it.

Lie to them to calm them down?

Bullshit.

“Stop Child Slavery”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1187528 Aug 17, 2014
Thugs are throwing rocks, bricks and Molotov cocktails at the police.

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