Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1189638 Aug 21, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Please enlighten me as to which Democrats have been touting reform in these two entitlement programs?
Must have missed it. Or they were talking too low. Only heard conservatives speaking loudly and clearly about reform. Can't recall any Democrats. Not even one.
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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1189640 Aug 21, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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such as???...
The teacher is known for her anti religious bias.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1189641 Aug 21, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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The propagandists you turn to for information must have left you out of the loop about this unpleasant fact too.
Even liberal-leaning news outlets have no choice but to spill the beans because it's going to happen whether they like it or not.
The employer-based health insurance cancellations will be sent out this fall - sometime around October. Millions of Americans will find themselves paying a lot more for health insurance under Obamacare very soon. The deductibles are the real kicker. No deductible up front...no health care.
Sounds like rightwing spam babe__do you have any details or at least a source that's not you tube or bible hub?

If whatever it is that will happen sometime in October will cripple the economy as your posts suggest__there should be several reliable sources.

BTW babe how much will your hubs save when you come off his health care premium???
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1189642 Aug 21, 2014
Eman wrote:
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I wonder if they are allowed to say "Good morning" or "Good bye" in that class...or if the teacher is too stupid to realize that many of the phrases we use today originated as religious sayings.
and "so long" should be strictly prohibited.....

would "Gesundheit" be an acceptable response to a sneeze???......

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1189643 Aug 21, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Yours is far closer to communism dumbo. So if I'm in class and i wish to sing a song or tell the teacher she has a fat ass...Hey it's freedom of speech. You are being beyond stupid.
I don't know why I try! My 11 year old has a far greater grasp on the world then your dumbass!!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1189644 Aug 21, 2014
Aphelion wrote:
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Yeah .. but eventually you liberals will form an opinion that you can substantiate.
yes, in your world opinions count more than facts.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1189645 Aug 21, 2014
Hillary Clinton's 'the only news'. ..Al Jazeera can't get an audience. Guess this shows how Americans really feel about Moslems...except the 17,000 that watch them. Liberals, moslems and muzzie sympathizers the likes of USMsince1948 and her husband the yeah hoo, no doubt.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1189646 Aug 21, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Oh my!! She was defending her first amendment right!!! Commies can't be having that!!!!!
High School Student Claims She Was Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Classmate Sneezed
August 20, 2014 11:53 AM
DYER COUNTY, Tenn.(CBS Charlotte)– A high school student was allegedly suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.
Kendra Turner, a senior at Dyer County High School, said bless you to her classmate who sneezed and the teacher told her that the term was for church.
“She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a constitutional right,” Turner told WMC.
When she defended her actions, the teacher told Turner to see an administrator. The student said that she had to finish the class period in in-school suspension.
The girl’s parents were told by school leaders that their daughter shouted “bless you” across the room and that it was a classroom distraction.
School officials told her parents Tuesday that the teacher claimed that their daughter was aggressive and disruptive.
But Becky Winegardner, Turner’s youth pastor, disagrees with the school’s actions of in-class suspension.
“There were several students that were talking about this particular faculty member there that was very demeaning to them in regard to their faith,” Winegardner told WMC.“This was something that had come up previously in the last few weeks just since the beginning of school and I shared with all of those students what their rights were.”
WMC reported that there are other expressions that are banned as part of class rules and they are listed on the teacher’s white board along with “bless you.”
Some of Turner’s classmates supported her Tuesday by wearing hand made bless you shirts. She explained that she doesn’t want trouble for her teacher but that she’ll stand up for her faith no matter what.
“It’s alright to defend God and it’s our constitutional right because we have a freedom of religion and freedom of speech,” Turner told WMC.
There was a rule about outbursts because they are disruptive. Flack is now claiming that students should be permitted to just shout anything they want in class at any time.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1189647 Aug 21, 2014
At the risk of being scolded by Galt, have something a little more pressing on my mind today. My one and only child is moving out on her own tomorrow to begin her adult life in the real world.

Couldn't be more proud. But still in adjustment mode...(and moving mode).

Later.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1189648 Aug 21, 2014
flack wrote:
TPNN
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Pro-Hamas Terrorists Invade Brooklyn Bridge and What They Did is Appalling
August 21, 2014 By TPNN Staff Writer
Pro Hamas Terrorists
Pro-Hamas terrorist supporters held a rally in New York on Wednesday during which time they shut down pedestrian portions of the Brooklyn Bridge. The Blaze reports that hundreds of terrorist supporters were on hand accusing the Israeli government of genocide in Gaza.
Chanting ‘long live the infitada (resistance)’ the terrorist supporters hurled a massive Pro-Gaza Palestinian flag from the side of the Manhattan Bridge.
Police removed the flag soon after it was hung from the iconic bridge, but Twitter users captured the incident beforehand.
Palestinian flag hung from Manhattan Bridge
A Palestinian flag that read "Boycott, Divest, Sanction" hung from the Manhattan Bridge Wednesday evening.
but but liberals love Hamas.
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1189649 Aug 21, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
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Killing Osama bin Laden created this mess. Chicago knows how this works, they kill a gang banger leader or jail him and twenty more sectors spring up to take over. More Islam leaders now because Osama is dead. More Islam killers, since Osama bin Laden was killed. More innocent people who will not convert to Islam are being killed, since O'bama killed bin Laden. You can't kill a leader and not understand the reality of what happens after the fact. You can't run around like O'bama saying Osama is dead and Al Queda is on the run. They sure did run. Like democrats they changed their name-and unified their killing machine.
Still wonder if history would have been changed after the first attack on the WTC, if Clinton had focussed more on bin Laden than on Monica. And actually bin Laden was killed DESPITE Obama. Obama was hanging outside playing cards until picture time.

Most "messes" are created with the Chamberlain effect---as shown by Jimmy Carter and Barry Soetoro--apologies embolden the enemy. Carter and his Mini-Me Barry O, are apologists and have weakend the US. Carter at least might have been patriotic but naive. Barry O is more unpatriotic with a plan to diminish the US because that is his lib ideology.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1189650 Aug 21, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The teacher is known for her anti religious bias.
school teachers should be strictly neutral on religion....

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1189651 Aug 21, 2014
TODD'S AMERICAN DISPATCH
Pizza parlor's church discount gives atheists indigestion
Todd Starnes
By Todd StarnesPublished August 21, 2014FoxNews.com Facebook
Courtesy Bailey's Pizza
Steven Rose loves Jesus and pepperoni pizza.
But when the Searcy, Arkansas restaurateur decided to mix church and cheese it gave a group of out-of-town atheists a bad case of indigestion.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is threatening to sue Steven after he offered a discount to customers who bring in a church bulletin. They said Bailey’s Pizza is violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Steven is still contemplating what to do next. He fears a legal battle would be costly – and he’s quick to point out -- he’s no Papa John’s.
“The law requires places of public accommodation to offer their services to customers without regard to race, color, religion or national origin,” FFRF spokesperson Elizabeth Cavell told television station KTHV.
Steven, who opened the pizza parlor in July, told me there’s nothing nefarious about the church bulletin discount.
“It was a straight-up marketing tool to give a discount to people I love and care about – and have them come in and have lunch with me,” he said.“I thought it was a sweet idea. I didn’t say you had to go to church to get it. Go get a bulletin from your neighbor and come in and have a pizza.”
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The trouble started a few weeks ago when someone posted a Facebook photo of the sign promoting the discount.
“It was from a guy whose Facebook name is Bong Hits for Jesus,” Steven told me.“It said,‘good luck with the discrimination lawsuit.’”
Steven said he didn’t consider the post to be a credible threat -- seeing how the Facebook user’s name is “Bong Hits for Jesus.”
Two weeks later, he received the letter from the Wisconsin-based atheist group. They said that if he did not stop offering a church discount, they would “take appropriate steps.”
“I’m just selling pizzas,” Steven told me.“I love my Lord and you see it expressed all over my building – but I’m just selling pizzas.”
And he’s not kidding. The local television station reports that customers are allowed to write Bible verses on the walls. And in the center is a message from the owners “God is the center of our lives, so our scripture wall is the center of Bailey’s Pizza.”
“To me, if making a pepperoni pizza furthers the Kingdom – well I’m excited about that,” he said.
But just because Steven is a Christian business owner doesn’t mean he has a problem with non-believers.
“They’re coming at us and saying we’re discriminating,” he said.“I don’t hate anybody.”
The FFRF has a history of targeting and bullying Christian business owners. Earlier this month, a North Carolina diner dropped a discount for customers who prayed before their meal.
“We are no longer issuing the 15% praying in public discount,” read a sign posted at the Mary’s Gourmet Diner.“It is illegal and we are being threatened by lawsuit. We apologize to our community for any offense this discount has incurred.”
Why must atheist groups like FFRF be so ill-tempered?
So is it really unconstitutional for restaurants to provide religious-themed discounts? Not at all, says Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for Liberty Institute.
“In fact, if what FFRF is saying were true, restaurants and other businesses would be precluded from giving veterans and military members discounts because that would technically be discriminating based on veteran status,” Sasser tells me.“Is that what FFRF wants? Give me a break!”
The folks at Bailey’s Pizza are still not sure why the Wisconsin atheists are targeting their restaurant.
“They may have something against my pizza,” he said.
Or maybe they’re upset because Bailey’s Pizza won’t deliver to Wisconsin. Who knows?
Whatever the reason, Steven is still contemplating what to do next. He fears a legal battle would be costly – and he’s quick to point out -- he’s no Papa John’s.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1189652 Aug 21, 2014
A plurality of Americans is satisfied with President Barack Obama’s response to the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, a new poll says.

According to a CBS News/New York Times poll released Thursday, 41 percent of Americans are satisfied with how the president is handling the situation in Ferguson, compared with 34 percent who are dissatisfied. A quarter says they have no opinion.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/poll-ob...
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#1189653 Aug 21, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Yours is far closer to communism dumbo. So if I'm in class and i wish to sing a song or tell the teacher she has a fat ass...Hey it's freedom of speech. You are being beyond stupid.
So now we know that you know nothing about communism.

Karl Marx, the father of communism, said,“Communism begins from the outset with atheism.”(He said this in Introduction to A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right).

Vladimir Lenin similarly wrote:“A Marxist must be a materialist, i. e., an enemy of religion, but a dialectical materialist, i. e., one who treats the struggle against religion not in an abstract way, not on the basis of remote, purely theoretical, never varying preaching, but in a concrete way, on the basis of the class struggle which is going on in practice and is educating the masses more and better than anything else could”(He said this in his book, Private Property and Communism).

Way to go Ghost.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1189654 Aug 21, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like rightwing spam babe__do you have any details or at least a source that's not you tube or bible hub?
If whatever it is that will happen sometime in October will cripple the economy as your posts suggest__there should be several reliable sources.
BTW babe how much will your hubs save when you come off his health care premium???
Please try and at least keep up with current events. This has been reported ever since Obama decreed the employer-based insurance mandate be pushed back to January 2016 instead of 2015.

He probably thought it best to hold off on the mass confusion a little longer after the first round of mass confusion and millions of Americans got their cancellation letters from their private insurers the end of last year. Think it might backfire again though since millions more Americans will be receiving their employer-based cancellation letters right before the election.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#1189655 Aug 21, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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yes, in your world opinions count more than facts.
That rubber , glue thing again? You need a new shtick, this ones wearing thin

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1189656 Aug 21, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Bite me!!! How about that? Your god(oh look I spelled god!) Obama is a drone controlled by(most likely Valerie) who know who. You libtards been sold a pig in a poke and still don't realize it's a dog.
I wonder, who did George W Bush consult before doing the fly over after Katrina?

Do you think he ever got advice? How about Ronald Reagan, did his inner circle ever give him advice?

Of course they did,. Yet here you were having a tizzy fit about Obama getting advice.

Explain it. Why is it wrong for Obama yet OK for every other President?

No one sold me shit. I made a choice in 2008 whether I wanted the same party to run the White House that took us from a balanced budget to the worst recession in 80 years, a housing disaster, a near financial meltdown, two quagmire wars & doubling of the debt. I want to know what kind of idiot would.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1189657 Aug 21, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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school teachers should be strictly neutral on religion....
agreed.
Why do we say 'bless you' or 'gesundheit' when people sneeze?
by Stephanie Watson

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Courtesy StockXpert
Many people have become accustomed to saying "bless you" or "gesundheit" when someone sneezes. No one says anything when someone coughs, blows their nose or burps, so why do sneezes get special treatment? What do those phrases actually mean, anyway?
Wishing someone well after they sneeze probably originated thousands of years ago. The Romans would say "Jupiter preserve you" or "Salve," which meant "good health to you," and the Greeks would wish each other "long life." The phrase "God bless you" is attributed to Pope Gregory the Great, who uttered it in the sixth century during a bubonic plague epidemic (sneezing is an obvious symptom of one form of the plague).
The exchangeable term "gesundheit" comes from Germany, and it literally means "health." The idea is that a sneeze typically precedes illness. It entered the English language in the early part of the 20th century, brought to the United States by German-speaking immigrants.
Virtually every country around the globe has its own way of wishing sneezers well. People in Arabic countries say, "Alhamdulillah," which means, "praise be to God." Hindus say, "Live!" or "Live well!" Some countries have special sneezing responses for children. In Russia, after children are given the traditional response, "bud zdorov" ("be healthy"), they are also told "rosti bolshoi" ("grow big"). When a child sneezes in China, he or she will hear "bai sui," which means, "may you live 100 years."
For the most part, the various sneeze responses originated from ancient superstitions. Some people believed that a sneeze causes the soul to escape the body through the nose. Saying "bless you" would stop the devil from claiming the person's freed soul. Others believed the opposite: that evil spirits use the sneeze as an opportunity to enter a person's body. There was also the misconception that the heart momentarily stops during a sneeze (it doesn't), and that saying "bless you" was a way of welcoming the person back to life.
We now know that sneezing is a reflex action and is most often the sign of something relatively benign, such as a cold or allergy. A sneeze also can be provoked by being outside in the sunlight or from smelling a strong odor. Still, we persist in the custom of saying "bless you" or "gesundheit," mainly out of habit and common courtesy.
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1189658 Aug 21, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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yes, in your world opinions count more than facts.
In lib world, feeling good counts more than practical, real world common sense. There is no shortage of lib ideas with bad unintended consequences.

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