Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1347821 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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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#655776 Jun 3, 2012
carol wrote:
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So you're okay with taxpayer public education as long as the public schools remain ineffective, secularist and dumb down our children.
You just don't like taxpayers paying for public education when it involves a parent's right to choose the school of their choice.
I understand you now.
With graduation on the horizon, David Boone knows better things are coming his way.

In the fall, the 18-year-old will head to Massachusetts to attend Harvard University. But for Boone, life hasn't always been easy.

The Ohio native had a rough upbringing in Cleveland, but he didn't let his past determine his future.

Boone blogged about his admissions experience for The Huffington Post, in which he recounted parts of his personal life, including encounters with gangs and temporary homelessness.

At age 14, his home was destroyed by gang members who were upset the teen wouldn't join them. Boone and his siblings had to split up and take shelter wherever they could, because their mother couldn't afford a new house. On some nights, the teen had no choice but to sleep on park benches.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/03/davi...
carol

Windermere, FL

#655777 Jun 3, 2012
Homer wrote:
Seriously...Romney?
As serious as a heart attack. Which some of us might have if he doesn't win.

But, then again, if enough of us just up and keeled over, you and your fellow Obama loyalists would have your liberal utopian la-la land all to yourselves.

Just remember I said "told ya" when you're scratching your head wondering wha' happened. Promise?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#655778 Jun 3, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
So you're okay with taxpayer public education as long as the public schools remain ineffective, secularist and dumb down our children.
You just don't like taxpayers paying for public education when it involves a parent's right to choose the school of their choice.
I understand you now.
You insult all the devoted teachers who work in public schools; what a shame. I can honestly say that the teachers in public high school when my kids went were some the most devoted, caring people I have ever met.
Did you send your daughter to parochial school? If not, why? Anyone can choose parochial or private schools if they want to.
Your only driving agenda is that you want religion in schools and rightwing political indoctrination. We get it.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#655779 Jun 3, 2012
republicans n wars wrote:
let's not even mention Reagan and crack cocaine epidemic his cronies started in Negro neighborhood.
Reagan policies destroyed Negro communities all across the US .
What was there to destroy?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
loulee rat mouth fl

Lakewood, NJ

#655780 Jun 3, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You insult all the devoted teachers who work in public schools; what a shame. I can honestly say that the teachers in public high school when my kids went were some the most devoted, caring people I have ever met.
Did you send your daughter to parochial school? If not, why? Anyone can choose parochial or private schools if they want to.
Your only driving agenda is that you want religion in schools and rightwing political indoctrination. We get it.
lily prefers leftwing political indoctrination. She gets it.
fred

Milford, CT

#655781 Jun 3, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, if Jeb Bush has his way; all kids will be at home in front a computer with his virtual school scam. He sees that education budget and salivates. Did any Bush ever do anything besides take from the taxpayers? Remember the Texas Rangers stadium? The taxpayers got stuck good with that one.
Euro socialism collapses. The lizard's communist coup soon to follow.

AIG Chief Sees Retirement Age as High as 80 After Crisis
By Boris Cerni and Zachary Tracer

American International Group Inc.(AIG) Chief Executive Officer Robert Benmosche said Europe’s debt crisis shows governments worldwide must accept that people will have to work more years as life expectancies increase.

“Retirement ages will have to move to 70, 80 years old,” Benmosche, who turned 68 last week, said during a weekend interview at his seaside villa in Dubrovnik, Croatia.“That would make pensions, medical services more affordable. They will keep people working longer and will take that burden off of the y
fred

Milford, CT

#655782 Jun 3, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You insult all the devoted teachers who work in public schools; what a shame. I can honestly say that the teachers in public high school when my kids went were some the most devoted, caring people I have ever met.
Did you send your daughter to parochial school? If not, why? Anyone can choose parochial or private schools if they want to.
Your only driving agenda is that you want religion in schools and rightwing political indoctrination. We get it.
Unionized public school teachers are lazy incompetent scum. By any measure of student achievement, public schools are a collosal failure.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#655783 Jun 3, 2012
Tournefort wrote:
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This former UNSCOM inspector agrees with you about Sarin and other chemical WMD. However ...
"Iraq's Real Weapons Threat" by Rolf Ekeus
Rolf Ekeus was Executive Chairman of the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) on Iraq from 1991 to 1997. This article was first published June 29, 2003 in The Washington Post.
" With no weapons of mass destruction as yet found in Iraq, the political criticism directed against President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair is mounting....
... Is it now time to join the game of blaming Bush and Blair for an illegitimate or illegal war? Let us first consider some facts in a complicated picture....
... a big question remains about the puzzling absence of chemical weapons in Iraq. Detractors of Bush and Blair have tried to make political capital of the presumed discrepancy between the top-level assurances about Iraq's possession of chemical weapons (and other WMD) and the inability of invading forces to find such stocks. The criticism is a distortion and trivialization of a major threat to international peace and security.
During its war against Iran, Iraq found that chemical warfare agents, especially nerve agents such as sarin, soman, tabun and later VX, deteriorated after just a couple of weeks' storage in drums or in filled chemical warfare munitions. The reason was that the Iraqi chemists, lacking access to high-quality laboratory and production equipment, were unable to make the agents pure enough....
Thus the Iraqi policy after the Gulf War was to halt all production of warfare agents and to focus on design and engineering, with the purpose of activating production and shipping of warfare agents and munitions directly to the battlefield in the event of war. Many hundreds of chemical engineers and production and process engineers worked to develop nerve agents, especially VX, with the primary task being to stabilize the warfare agents in order to optimize a lasting lethal property....
This combination of researchers, engineers, know-how, precursors, batch production techniques and testing is what constituted Iraq's chemical threat -- its chemical weapon. The rather bizarre political focus on the search for rusting drums and pieces of munitions containing low-quality chemicals has tended to distort the important question of WMD in Iraq and exposed the American and British administrations to unjustified criticism....
As with chemical weapons, Iraq's policy on biological weapons was to develop and improve the quality of the warfare agents ...
The chemical and biological warfare structures in Iraq constitute formidable international threats through potential links to international terrorism. Before the war these structures were also major threats against Iran and internally against Iraq's own Kurdish and Shiite populations, as well as Israel....
The Iraqi nuclear weapons projects lacked access to fissile material but were advanced with regard to weapon design....
The door is now open for diplomatic initiatives to remake the region into a WMD-free area ..
This is enough to justify the international military intervention undertaken by the United States and Britain. To accept the alternative -- letting Hussein remain in power with his chemical and biological weapons capability -- would have been to tolerate a continuing destabilizing arms race in the gulf, including future nuclearization of the region, threats the Palestinians and the continued terrorizing of the Iraqi people."
http://www.usembassy.it/file2003_07/alia/A307...
Interesting angle, you may find this interview with him interesting as well:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/ju...

My original contention stands, if there'd been any thread of vindication wouldn't the previous administration be touting it instead of this:



That just reiterates the neocon agenda of Democratic Imperialism.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#655784 Jun 3, 2012
the westerner wrote:
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Clinton's repeated tepid responses to attacks on us by the terrorists directly led to 9/11, leaving poor Bush to deal with it. And he did.
US foreign policy in the ME since WWII led directly to 9/11. The neocons have taught you that they attack us because of our decadence or whatever but that isn't what analysts say and its not what the terrorists themselves say. Y'all really need to look behind this and understand that the neocons are calling the shots and manipulating y'all; often in opposition to your own best interests.
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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#655786 Jun 3, 2012
PDupont wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama worked as a community organizer for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago you ignorant POS, not ACORN. ACORN was never involved in voter fraud liar. Some of their contract employee made out fake registrations but these were flagged and reported to authorities by ACORN.
You’re an idiot!
You've been called out countless times for being a Socialist apologist liar and here you are back in the garbage can making more noise.

ACORN has been fined many times in many states for voter fraud issues. Why do you lie so much? Do you really think people are stupid enough to fall for your shrill dishonesty?

Wiki - ACORN:

"In a case in Washington state where seven temporary employees of ACORN were charged with submitting fraudulent voter registrations, ACORN agreed to pay King County $25,000 for its investigative costs and acknowledged that the national organization could be subject to criminal prosecution if fraud occurs again. According to the prosecutor, the misconduct was done "as an easy way to get paid [by ACORN], not as an attempt to influence the outcome of elections."[29][35] In August 2008, ACORN caught, fired and reported employees Maria Miles and Kevin Clancy, who later pled guilty to repeatedly registering the names of the same registered voters.[36][37][38] In May 2009, six ACORN employees in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to charges of a combined total of 51 counts of forgery and other violations while registering voters during the 2008 election cycle.[39]

In plea deals in a 2009 Town Square (Las Vegas)Las Vegas case, former ACORN field director Amy Busefink and ACORN official Christopher Edwards pled guilty to "conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters" in connection with a quota system for paid registration staff.[40] Edwards was sentenced to a year's probation and agreed to testify for prosecutors in charges against ACORN and against Busefink, while Busefink appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court and challenged the constitutionality of the statute.[41][42] In April, 2011, ACORN entered a guilty plea to one count of felony compensation for registration of voters, for which they were fined $5000,[43] but did not concede that the law was constitutional.[42]"

This is just *one* link on the web, jerk. THere are hundreds of others.

The head of the Chicago ACORN publicly stated that they used the Kenyan Snake as an ACORN Trainer.

You wrote "Some of their contract employee made out fake registrations but these were flagged and reported to authorities by ACORN."

Well, gee wiz. After getting repeated warnings from authorities and courts about their voter fraud attempts, ACORN *had to* start reigning in their criminals in the field.

...and you make it sound like they were attempting to turn over a new leaf?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Go watch TV. You're an idiot.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#655787 Jun 3, 2012
the westerner wrote:
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$3.15 gas? what a liar.
California gasoline prices jump average of 15.4 cents in one week ...
May 14, 2012 ... In California, the price for regular gas reached an average of $4.367 a gallon on Monday, up 15.4 cents from a week earlier, the Energy ...
www.latimes.com/.../la-fi-gas-prices-20120515...
I don't live in CA Snowball, I live in Chattanooga where the average is $3.18:

http://gasbuddy.com/GB_Price_List.aspx

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#655788 Jun 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
"As grim as the Obama era has been, Americans still have a distinctly negative reading on what the last period of Republican economic stewardship delivered: rising health care costs, wage stagnation, a real estate bubble and then of course the financial crash itself.
Against this backdrop, it may not be quite enough for Mitt Romney to explain how the incumbent has failed. He needs to explain why, so soon after the Bush era, the country should trust his party to put things right again."
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/opinion/sun...
Well...surprise!

No one expects the NY Times to stop lying for Obama now do they?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#655789 Jun 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Florida Voter Purge Will Continue, Defying Federal Warning
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/02/flor...
Hold up.....
All 67 Florida Election Supervisors Suspend Governor Rick Scott’s Voter Purge
“I recommend that Supervisors of Elections cease any further action until the issues raised by the Department of Justice are resolved between the parties or by a Court.”
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/06/02/4...
Nice.
Federal Warning = Kenyan Snake's election cheats are pissed.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#655790 Jun 3, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
US foreign policy in the ME since WWII led directly to 9/11. The neocons have taught you that they attack us because of our decadence or whatever but that isn't what analysts say and its not what the terrorists themselves say. Y'all really need to look behind this and understand that the neocons are calling the shots and manipulating y'all; often in opposition to your own best interests.
Operation Ajax, 1953 coup in Iran
AmericanMan

Russellville, KY

#655791 Jun 3, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't live in CA Snowball, I live in Chattanooga where the average is $3.18:
http://gasbuddy.com/GB_Price_List.aspx
I really like Chattanooga. Such a nice city now that the blacks are under more control.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#655792 Jun 3, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
There's also this.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/apr/...
Tenzing covers his eyes if he doesn't like the words and his ears if he doesn't like the song. But at least you tried.
That sort of conspiracy nonsense only works on small minds and there are thousands of outlets that pander to those minds. In fact, there's a major cable network that plays it on prime time.

In the end it doesn't pass the "does this make any sense at all?" test:

Saddam pursued his WMD program to be used against Iran:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/ju...

Syria is Iran's ally:

http://www.irantracker.org/foreign-relations/...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#655793 Jun 3, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
There's also this.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/apr/...
Tenzing covers his eyes if he doesn't like the words and his ears if he doesn't like the song. But at least you tried.
You can hunt for WMDs in Iraq until your feet fall off.

You can't do that in Syria.

Yet, until the other shoe falls, loud mouthed posters like DuPoop, Tenzing and other IQ-Challenged individuals will keep playing the Stupid Card.

If Assad falls, it would be interesting indeed to find some of those WMDs. Unless Hezbollah, Taliban, Al Queda, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz or Maxine Waters gets a hold of them first.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#655794 Jun 3, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I like him. I wish he had a chance of winning.
He does if you start talking to people. Johnson needs to poll at or above 15% to get into the debates. The debates don't start 'til October. If he can get on that stage, in the light of the current political climate and especially GOP dissatisfaction with the Romney Compromise, he could change things.

http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/front

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#655795 Jun 3, 2012
carol wrote:
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Never even heard of Gary Johnson.
Are the libertarians keeping him a big secret?
Wonder how many votes he'll get - or take away - from the two electable candidates.
You're kidding. He ran in this GOP primary. Didn't they ever talk about him on Fox?

Probably not, he, like Ron Paul, is antithetical to the big government neocon agenda pushed by Fox.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#655796 Jun 3, 2012
carol wrote:
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If a parent wants to put their children in a "religious indoctrination institution" where they might get a real education, you're darn tootin' I want you to help pay for that education.
Since I have to pay for your "abortion institution", let's just call it tit for tat.
See Lily? Right wingers think that if the government doesn't pay for it it means they have no "choice".

Buncha welfare queens.

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