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The Obama following

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The fact that the two presidential candidates have been in eastern North Carolina within a week of each other underscores how important a battleground our state has become. Newschannel 3's Steve Rondinaro covered both the McCain and Obama events. There was in-depth coverage when John McCain visited Wilmington. Steve went to Fayetteville Sunday, wanting to get a similar first-hand look at Barack Obama in action. Barack Obama’s soaring oratory inspires a loyal and impassioned following. At times, he assumes a preachers rhythm, sweeping the willing crowd along with him "I think the winds of change are blowing. Not just here in North Carolina, but in Virginia…," said Obama. Barack wear is high fashion at the event in Fayetteville. From t-shirts to buttons all over. There is even a Barack Obama action figure. Retired school principal, Beverly Scott, was at the event wearing Obama earrings and an Obama watch. "It's time for change," she said. Super star swooning aside, that is the Obama message that is resonating with his supporters; across racial lines and genders. Carrie Bradley of Hope Mills said, "I like with the older adults what he's going to do about health care." "I like that he's the father of young children and cares about the future. That's what it's all about, the future," said Eileen Donagh of Fayetteville. "I believe he's a man of his word. I believe he's going to do what he says he's going to do," added Fayetteville resident, Herman Gordon. Obama's early voting message is being heeded here in North Carolina and across the country. The last break-down we saw showed Democrats in the heavy majority of those who have already voted.

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the anti-christ

ACCORDING TO THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS THE ANTI-CHRIST: WILL BE A MAN OF MUSLIM DESCENT IN HIS 40'S....WILL DECEIVE NATIONS WITH PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE....WILL POSSESS A MASSIVE CHRIST- LIKE APPEAL....WILL PROMISE FALSE HOPE AND WORLD PEACE....WILL DESTROY EVERYTHING WHILE IN POWER.......CARE TO CHANGE HISTORY? SAY NO TO OBAMA!!!!!

McCain is the anti-christ-Biblical PROOF!

The analysis was conducted by the respected True Bible Society, and it will be published next month in the End Times Journal. The analysis was especially ironic, given that it came out just one day after McCain was accused of subtly hinting that Barack Obama could be the Antichrist. McCain ran a commercial depicting Obama as "The One," giving rise to charges that he was sending a subliminal messages to anti-Obama Christians. "What started us looking at this issue is the fact that Senator McCain has declared his intention to maintain US forces in Iraq for a hundred years," said David Jenkins, a leading Biblical scholar. "That means that McCain wants to control Babylon for at least a century." According to many scholars of the Book of Revelation, the Antichrist will try to rebuild the ancient city of Babylon in order to use it as a springboard for an international effort at world domination. Ultimately, the Antichrist will marshal forces from Babylon to spark a showdown with Christian and Jewish-led forces in the battle of Armageddon. Be aware Christians- don't vote for McCain!

Preacher man

If you are a preacher you know NOTHING of the bible. Muslims? Sorry, Wrong Century DUH! At the time Revelation (not the improperly spelled Revelations) was written, somewhere between 69 A.D., during the reign of the Emperor Nero, and about 300 A.D., the religion of Islam (aka muslims) did not exist. Mohammed was not even born until the 7th Century A.D. 2. Of Muslim Descent? No Such Warning. There is no mention of any being "of Muslim descent" anywhere in Revelation. Incidentally, Barack Obama is not a muslim. He belongs to the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. AntiChrist? None Mentioned 3. There is no reference to ANY Antichrist anywhere int the Book of Revelation. The book describes a multi-headed dragon, but never an Anti-christ. 4. A Man in his 40s? Nowhere in Revelation is any such description given. THE 9th COMMANDMENT Exodus 20:16 "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." Jerk.

preacher man

For some one who seems to know so much about the word of the bible you don't sound very christian your self. Is church and state still not seperate in this country. If we are going to talk politics let's talk political issues, if where going to talk bible let's do it as it was intended to be done.

Anti Christ...?

Well, If you truly feel Obama is the Anti-Christ, perhaps you should vote for him. After all, Rapture will be upon us...right...? So quit typing and get to the polls. Vote for Rapture....

lipstick!

you can put lipstick on a pig....but you still have a pig....right? well guess what.....you can also put lipstick on a smoke blowin certified idiot....but you still have a smoke blowin certified idiot....works both ways....VOTE JOHN MCCAIN PRESIDENT FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNITED STATES AND ITS CITIZENS!

Obama

Obama is what many are looking for - charismatic and full of new ideas (or so it seems). Alot of his plans are just the same thing re-made over because that is what people are looking for. If you truly believe that he is the one for president, vote for him. If you are only voting for him because he is younger or because he is black, you are voting for the wrong reason. Also, I have been reading about the spending of both candidates, and Obama seems to be coming up with alot of money from the private sector. Now the newspapers are reporting about where McCain's money is coming from, but nothing about Obama. Where exactly is the money coming from and why is not being revealed? Kind of makes you wonder, huh?

IF

this state goes Blue...it will be the first time in my adult life that I am ASHAMED of my state... :) I will also start a petition to DEPORT all YANKEES!

Hey, I would much rather

Hey, I would much rather keep the yankees down here and deport all of yall hate-spewing McCain nutjob rednecks. Posts like this make ME ASHAMED of my state. I cannot stand this hatred toward Northerners. It's immature and misdirected. p.s. - Look at all the polls, McCain is going to LOSE. Deal with it. :)

IF

Where is the petition? I want my name near the top!! Do you think ACORN will mind if I put my dead parakeet's name on it, too? Heck, it works for dead goldfish voting for Nobama (the Anti-Christ) in Illinois.

birdbrain

Ok, so you have dead parakeets and goldfish registered to vote. PLEASE tell me how they are actually going to show up at the polls and VOTE ???? They aren't and neither are the thousands of fake people registered by lowlife's at ACORN or any other place.

See ya!

How about YOU leave, and go somewhere where you might feel more comfortable? I hear Texas is pretty red.

Nah

I've lived here all my life..I am a North Carolinian and a true Wilmingtonian...I think I'll just start a "GET OUT YANKEE" campaign to return our state to its former glory!

get out yankee

glory?? get out yankee?? true wimingtonian?? have you lost your mind?? former glory, tell us about the former glory while you are at it define "glory" you thave no idea how redneck us uppity yankees are. we cling to our bibles our guns and our responcibility to our familys we pay taxes we work not all yankees think southerners are stupid and slow, cousin / sister loven bare foot hillbillies . not all of us think we are better or smarter than a southerner but if you keep on you'll make it hard to defend that point of view

Right...

And which "former glory" would that be, lynch mobs, or when women couldn't vote? Embrace the change!

former glory

THE NARROWMINDED PEA BRAIN WHO DOESN'T LIKE YANKEES IS A REAL EXAMPLE OF A HAYSEED. I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN WILMINGTON 55 YEARS AGO AND I AM APPALED TO SEE THAT A MAN WITH SUCH A LIMITED EDUCATION WOULD TALK ABOUT FORMER GLORY. FIRST OF ALL, WHAT THE HECK IS HE TALKING ABOUT? MY SUGGESTION IS THAT HE GET HIS HEAD OUT OF HIS BUTT AND TAKE A TRIP PAST THE OUTSKIRTS OF WILMINGTON...APPARENTLY, HE HAS NEVER BEEN ANYWHERE. AS A NATIVE OF WILMINGTON, I AM OFFENDED THAT IGNORANCE LIKE THIS STILL LIVES IN OUR THRIVING CITY. THANK GOD THE YANKEES GOT HERE TO SAVE US FROM "OUR FORMER GLORY".

re:right

ya know , they may not have been wrong on that voting thing

And Guest7969, you do know

And Guest7969, you do know that before the yankees came here that North Carolina was long called the Rip VanWinkle state because of its backwards ideologies? If it wasn't for the yankees, we would still be a poor, backwoods state. And please elaborate on returning this state to its former glory.

Guest BD.......

Are you that backward? So you are saying if it wasn't for yankees NC would still be backward? Oh please. I take it you've never been anywhere? Yee-Haw praise the yankees. They saved us. You are crazy. There are smart,well educated Southerners and that didn't have anything to do with the north. Maybe we could get more gang bangers down here to enlighten our children. I'm sure NY etc would supply the bus. Every state has good and bad!

Yankees

I can't say I agree with GUEST fully, but most Yankees I run into keep saying "this is how we did it up north" "Up north we had this and this" IF IT WAS SO DANG GREAT THERE GO BACK!!!!! I have lived in NC most of my life and I love this State and Town, but since the influx of "YANKEES" all I've seen are more RUDE WHINY people, no more smiles and polite hellos. People from "up north" are afraid to smile at strangers...may get mugged...OH NO!!! what ever head back up north if you don't like our ways here!

phenomenon?

your right....he's a phenomenon all right! what kind of hallucinogenic narcotics is this clown putting in his believers koolaid? come on people...you better wake up! this idiot is sending you down the road to to change? the only change you'll need to worry about is what little you have left after he taxes you to death. personally..i think..if he gets elected....he won't last long. just my personal opinion. vote john mccain president so we can continue living in a free society no one big chaotic handout society. WAKE UP PEOPLE....HELLO.....WAKE UP!

What?! Oh! Wow! I'm awake! Thanks!

And just what is that supposed to mean, "if he gets elected....he won't last long."? Sounds to me like a threat. Sounds to me like we've still got some ignorant, racist low-lives still living, and unfortunately they're living here. Sad.

I see it's working...

Judging by the comments here, McPalin's hate campaign is working just fine.

to immytree

and judging by your reply the hallucinogenics are working pretty good to. will be glad when you come down of your high and wake up and smell the coffee.....

Really?

Hallucinogens?!?! Is that the best reply you have...you forgot to call me a socialist, who hates America...

Yes, I hate the fact....

...that Obama and his Socialist cronies plan on taking from successful, productive people and corporations, and giving to peole who sepcialize in being lazy and inept at managing their life. A successful person voting for a Democrat is identical to a woman inviting a known rapist home for a few drinks.

So we should give money to

So we should give money to already rich wall street for their ineptness? These are McCain last death throes and you're buying them! Pathetic I am a successful business person and I am so proud to vote democratic! You're so busy putting down Obama that you can't see he's for you. Geez, do you have to be on this planet?

Dear Successful Business Person

Did your company pay 42% of their gross earnings in taxes last year? No? Well, that's what Exxon paid. They paid over $29 BILLION in taxes, but that's not enough for Obama. He wants them to pay more. Remember that when you hand the government the power to levi a "windfall profits tax" against corporations, you are giving them the power to levi that tax against YOU anytime they decide you're making too much. Thanks, but I don't want a government telling me what I NEED, and taxing the rest away from me.

Yes

And Exxon also made some 40 billion dollar profit last year, so yes, I think they should pay more. And you know, if I was making that much money every year, then I wouldn't mind a bit that I'd have to pay more taxes, and share a little of the wealth. Everything over 2 billion is just kinda like icing on the cake for me.

...and who benefitted from that money?

The shareholders of Exxon. The working men and women who have IRA's and 401k's, the retired pensioners, the union pension funds, the state employee pension funds.... ...Millions of AMERICANS reaped the rewards of investing in Exxon. If you can sincerely justify taking 42% of ANYONE's earnings,then you are obviously a true Socialist. I sincerely hope that you live to see the folly of your beliefs firsthand. It's obvious that you learned nothing from the collapse of Communism or the finacial drain on the Western European Socialist democracies that has been a boat anchor on their growth long before the current crisis took hold. Why do you think countries like Sweden, The Netherlands, and France are cutting back on benefits? Why do you think Ireland had explosive growth when they LOWERED corporate taxes? Socialism is inherently flawed because it removes the incentive for anyone to try and excel. The rich don't bother because the government will simply take away their eranings. The poor don't bother because they know they can sit on their butts, do nothing but spit out babies, and the government will take care of them. It also fuels a pirate economy in which income is masked, legally or illegally. I've already got my 100% legal tax shelter ready for when your Socialist buddies go crazy in January. You won't get another dime from me. Possibly you'll wake up when YOU are paying 42% to pay for all the doomed social engineering that cannot possibly work.