Saturday, October 26, 2013

Obamacare Operator Fired while Incompetent Sibelius "Doesn't Work for" the American People

The other day Sean Hannity called the Obamacare 800 number and got a random operator. When he started asking her questions about the site, she was frank with him, telling him what all of us already know -- the program sucks, the site sucks and there are all kinds of problems with this roll out. As you can tell from listening to the call  Earlene Davis didn't tell Sean Hannity anything we don't already know about this train wreck of a program. What did she get for her candidness? She got fired. Kathleen Sibelius, however, still has her job.What does the the pompous bureaucrat have to say about Earlene Davis's firing? Nothing apparently. I guess no one thought it was important enough to ask her about or if they did, she simply punted. What does she have to say about her incompetence? This is what she has to say about her incompetence:

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

City Screws Citizens Twice on "Franchise Fee"

From the "they'll get you one way or another" department comes this story about the city of Des Moines, Iowa, which overcharged its citizens by $40 million for a fee they tacked on to utility bills. Des Moines is like damn near every mid-sized city run by liberals: It's not in great financial shape. So how do they pay this money back to their citizens? Issue bonds that will be paid for by raising the current franchise fee:

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The Florida Blue 300,000 are the Tip of the Iceberg: Total to be Dumped From Existing Health Care Plans Could Top 16 Million

Three hundred thousand individual health insurance policy holders dumped in Florida because of Obamacare? That's nothing! Try 16 million nationally, some experts say:

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

My Tirade Against the Leftist Media Propaganda Machine and their Airport Monopoly

Why is it that EVERY airport in the good ole' US of A broadcasts second-rate cable news? 

Seems like the only "news" programs that run on airport screens are from the appendages of the Obama Administration -- CNN and MSNBC. Most of the time they are innocuous, However on this particular morning in an extremely busy terminal of one of the busiest airports in the country, I had the indignity of having to listen to Wolf Blitzer blasting over the PA for about thirty minutes after which I had to email airport mgmt. to complain. 

The exchanges in 30 minutes of "news" were positively hilarious. The first ten minutes of the "news broadcast" were consumed with Barack the Terrible's mea culpa on his crappy health insurance web site (crappy insurance, crappy web site). The important message about this topic?

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Barack the Terrible's Big Lie: "If you like your health insurance, you can keep it ..."

By now, this lie has become one for the ages. And the lie became real once again for 300,000 Florida Blue customers:
Tallahassee | Citing costs associated with the federal Affordable Care Act, Jacksonville-based Florida Blue is canceling 300,000 individual policies. Florida Blue, the state’s largest health insurer, says the move is to offset the new health care law’s requirement that things like maternity and newborn care, mental health, substance abuse services, and emergency services be covered by individual and small market plans. Kaiser Health News reported that many canceled plans from Florida Blue, and other insurers across the country, fall short of the requirements laid out in the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ObamaCare. The organization says many were purchased after the law was passed in 2010, so insurance companies knew they would be temporary policies. Impacted Florida Blue customers will be notified by mail. “We will provide our members recommendations for new plan options, and encourage them to contact us so we could help determine their best course of action,” Mark Wright, a Florida Blue Spokesman, said in a statement.
In other words, head out to the broken web site folks -- your ass has been kicked to the curb by Barack Hussein Obama. Most Americans will still refuse to believe that this whole mess is completely by design. Barack the Terrible, socialist extraordinaire, has to completely destroy the health care system as we know to re-create it in his vision -- single payer, top down, government-centric totalitarian control of the health care system. There's no one who's more frustrated than you are about the broken health care system you are creating Barry? It is to laugh! You're a permenant member of the ruling elite, Barry. You'll NEVER have to actually deal with the havoc you are wreaking on our health care system. Read more at
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Monday, October 21, 2013

Ted Cruz Returns Home to Eight-Minute Standing Ovation

Ted Cruz went home to Texas and received the accolades he deserved for taking a stand against Barack the Terrible and his merry band of free-spending socialists who want to drive our country into bankruptcy and abject poverty:
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement, returned home to a rousing welcome in Texas on Saturday after his attempt to derail Obamacare with a shutdown of the federal government led to sharp criticism of his tactics as reckless and futile.
"After two months in Washington, it's great to be back in America," Cruz joked in speaking to a crowd of about 750 people in a packed downtown San Antonio hotel ballroom.
Cruz was greeted with an eight-minute standing ovation in an appearance organized by the Texas Federation of Republican Women. People in attendance, many of them wearing red to show their support for keeping Texas a conservative-leaning state, lined up to greet him.
The speech and another talk earlier in the day at a panel in Austin marked Cruz's first public appearance in his home state of Texas since his part in the showdown in Washington over the rollout of Obamacare that resulted in a 16-day shutdown of the federal government that ended on Thursday.
We have Ted Cruze, Mike Lee and Rand Paul to thank for leading the charge and getting the nation to focus for two weeks on the fact that we are on an unsustainable collision course with the economic collapse of this country if we don't get our fiscal house in order. They deserve all the applause we can give them and more. 

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

"Tech Surge" to Fix Broken Obamacare Web Site

You would think that anyone could create a great web site with $300+ million at their disposal. But not Barack the Terrible's bureaucracy. So they are about to spend millions more on a "tech surge" to fix the broken web site:

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ObamaBot Zombies and Others Surrendering Their Privacy Rights at

Yes, completely surrendering their privacy rights:
The launch of federal government's Obamacare insurance exchange,, has been plagued with delays, errors, and poor website design, even prompting USA Today to call it an "inexcusable mess" and a "nightmare".  Now comes another example of why the website's reputation is in tatters.  Buried in the source code of is this sentence that could prove embarrassing: "You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system."  Though not visible to users and obviously not intended as part of the terms and conditions, the language is nevertheless a part of the underlying code for the "Terms & Conditions" page on the site.
After creating an account on, users are asked to click an "I accept" button under some routine Terms & Conditions prohibiting unauthorized attempts to upload information or change the website.  Once users click the button, they may proceed to shop for insurance and enter detailed personal information.  However, when the Terms & Conditions page is visible, the hidden sentence mentioned above along with several others can be seen by using a web browser's "View Source" feature.  A screen grab below shows the visible Terms & Conditions page along with a simultaneous view of the code underlying it:

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Food Stamp Recipients Loot Wal Mart Shelves

Last weekend, the food stamp card system crashed in 17 states. One of those states was Louisiana and the recipient class looted the shelves at a couple of Wal Mart stores while the system was down:

Shelves in Walmart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, LA were reportedly cleared Saturday night, when the stores allowed purchases on EBT cards even though they were not showing limits.
The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when the glitch-spurred shopping frenzy ended.
Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd confirms they were called in to help the employees at Walmart because there were so many people clearing off the shelves. He says Walmart was so packed, “It was worse than any black Friday” that he’s ever seen.
Lynd explained the cards weren’t showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman  said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and only had .49 on her card. She was held by police until corporate Walmart said they wouldn’t press charges if she left the food.

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Obamacare Agency Spends $56 Million on Conferences in FY 2012

Obamacare has proven to be a abject failure: The half-billion dollar web site bombed; only 36,000 Americans have signed up for insurance through the exchanges when HHS predicted half a million (that's .00012% of Americans); there are calls for HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's head in a platter from all over. Now we find out that the bureaucracy responsible for implementing the most far-reaching, invasive and onerous government entitlement -- one which Barack the Terrible promised would reduce costs for everyone -- spent $56 million on conferences in FY 2012:


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Friday, October 18, 2013

Fox's James Rosen Chases Jay Carney from the White House Press Room

James Rosen, Fox News Reporter and Obama Administration investigation target had some tough questions for White House spokes-idiot Jay Carney about a certain memo he released the day before the Benghazi attacks that indicates Barack the Terrible's Administration knew there was going to be a credible terror threat the next day, Carney was not happy:

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Congratulations: you Owe $123,000

Are you one of the 65% of the workforce that has actually been able to hold on to your job in the Obama economy? Are you heading off to work sometime today? Great! Barack the Terrible has some news for you: The portion of the national debt you are responsible for is $123,000.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

PETA's Answer to the Redskin's "Controversy"

People for the Eating of Tasty Animals came up with a compromise the bloviating idiot Bob Costas could agree on. Perhaps he'll even bloviate on it during the next sporting event he covers:

Press, pundits and politicos, including the president himself, have put in their two cents about the Washington Redskins mascot, and now the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has offered up its solution: the potato.
The NFL team has come under renewed pressure to change its name due to racial implications, but Redskins.aspx” target=”_blank”>PETA suggested in an article Friday that the team could just simply change the mascot to the popular starch.
“Don’t change the legendary Redskins name. Just change the logo,” PETA’s senior editor Alisa Mullins wrote. “When you hear the word ‘redskin,’ what do you immediately think of? Potatoes, of course! And who could be offended by a harmless redskin [sic] potato — except, maybe, for the Yukon Gold lobby …”
Perfect! An idiotic answer to an idiotic controversy created by a bunch of idiots. 

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Republicans Negotiating the Terms of their Surrender on Budget and Debt Ceiling

Yes, Republicans are furiously negotiating the terms of their surrender on the budget and debt ceiling. The Senate has already caved. The House is about to follow.

The Republicans started out firm on the notion that they would not fund Obamacare .... until they weren't firm on it. Their fallback position was putting off the individual mandate for a year ... until it wasn't. Then, their fallback position seemed to be the elimination of one of Obamacare's onerous taxes -- the "medical device tax"... Then it wasn't. Who knows what the Republican's fallback position is now but it appears to be total capitulation to the Democrat's demands to continue to fuel Barack the Terrible's (and their) appetite for reckless spending.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Bob Costas Shoots his Mouth off on the Redskins Name "Controversey"

Americans who are into sports might tell you that Bob Costas is a "legendary sports broadcaster". To me, he's just a guy with a microphone and a camera whose mouth tends to run way ahead of his brain. It happened again yesterday during halftime of the Cowboys Redskins game. Here's the essential part of his little politically-correct rant:

Let’s start here: there’s no reason to believe that owner Daniel Snyder, or any official or player from his team, harbors animus towards Native Americans, or chooses to disrespect them. This is undoubtedly also true of the vast majority of those who don’t think twice about the longstanding moniker. And in fact, as best could be determined, even a majority of Native Americans say they are not offended.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Obamacare the Product: It Sucks Worse than the Website and Everyone Knows it

Suppose the CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation spent half a billion dollars on a web site that has been up and running for two weeks and crashes nearly every time a customer tried to use it and didn't work any better after is was taken offline for a weekend to be fixed. That CEO would be out of a job. But Barack the Terrible and his terrible web site soldier on even though it's patently obvious to even the low-information Americans that Obamacare is already worse than everyone predicted. It's gotten so bad that the Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelious and Dan Rooney, the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers barely got 100 people to show up at an event intended to help people enroll -- and they had trouble enrolling them.

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Obamabot Zombies in Sticker Shock Over Their "Affordable Care Act" Insurance Premiums

Some of us could've saved these nimrods the trouble if they would have listened to us five years ago. We knew this was going to happen:

Cindy Vinson and Tom Waschura are big believers in the Affordable Care Act. They vote independent and are proud to say they helped elect and re-elect President Barack Obama.

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Monday, October 07, 2013

China Warns Barack theTerrible about Defaulting on U.S. Debt

This story ought to embarrass every one of us:
China, the biggest foreign creditor of the United States, has waded into the American budget crisis, warning Congress that it must resolve the political impasse over the debt ceiling without further delay.
The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, Zhu Guangyao, told America’s deadlocked politicians on Monday that “the clock is ticking” and called on them to approve an extension of the national borrowing limit before the federal government is projected to run out of cash on 17 October.
“We ask that the United States earnestly takes steps to resolve in a timely way the political issues around the debt ceiling and prevent a US debt default to ensure the safety of Chinese investments in the United States,”  Mr Zhu told reporters in Beijing. “This is the United States’ responsibility,” he added.
Forty years ago, these folks were a laughable third-world craphole. Now they are lecturing us about our debt. A bunch of communists hold the fate of our economy in the palm of their collective hand to the tune of $1.3 trillion -- that's trillion with a "T", Barry.

Well, we allowed Vlad the dictator -- a guy who presides over a legacy of tens millions dead in his country in the name of communism -- to lecture us on foreign policy. Might as well let the former third-world commie crap hole that regularly violates the human rights of its citizens in the most heinous of ways to lecture us on our debt. This is the world as it should be according to Barack Hussein Obama. 

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Sunday, October 06, 2013

Boehner Waiting for Barack the Terrible to Negotiate

House Speaker John Boehner is waiting patiently for Barack the Terrible to come to the negotiating table:
Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that the House of Representatives will not pass bills to re-open the federal government or raise the debt limit unless President Barack Obama comes to the negotiating table.

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How "Partial" is the Partial Goverment Shut Shutdown?

Try 17%. Eight-three percent of the government is still up and running:
Everyone knows the phrase "government shutdown" doesn't mean the entire U.S. government is shut down. So in a partial government shutdown, like the one underway at the moment, how much of the government is actually shut down, and how much is not?
One way to measure that is in how much money the government spends. In a conversation Thursday, a Republican member of Congress mentioned that the military pay act, passed by Congress and signed by President Obama at the beginning of the shutdown, is actually a huge percentage of the government's discretionary spending in any given year. And that is still flowing. So if you took that money, and added it to all the entitlement spending that is unaffected by a shutdown, plus all the areas of spending that are exempted from a shutdown, and added it all together, how much of the federal government's total spending is still underway even though the government is technically shut down?

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Saturday, October 05, 2013

White House Soliciting Shutdown Sob Stories

Barack the Terrible wants you to go to and whine about how you just can't live anymore because the federal government is shut down:
“How has the government shutdown affected you?”
That's the question posted Thursday at 7:50 p.m. on the White House blog by Nathaniel Lubin, acting director of digital strategy for the Obama administration.
Don’t forget that at the top of the blog, a handy little disclaimer notes that “due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, the information on this web site may not be up to date.”

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Affordable? Care Act: People are finding Obamacare Isn't Affordable

So much for the "Affordable Care Act" . Many people are finding that Obamacare is exactly the opposite and they are expressing their hatred on the Facebook page. 

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Iran's Puppet President Boasts of Dissing Barack the Terrible Five Times

Iran's Ayatollah puppet president Rouhani is boasting that he turned down five requests to meet with the liberal's president Barack the Terrible:
Rouhani said:
"Before my trip (to New York), the Americans had sent 5 messages to arrange a meeting between me and Obama, but I turned them down."
"Then they raised a plan for a brief meeting, but I didn’t agree (with it) much; we didn’t disagree with (the idea to have) a meeting, but its grounds weren’t prepared."
The Iranian leader also said that he had achieved his mission at the UN "to prevent a new war in the region," and he mocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his strident speech earlier in the week, saying that Israel is merely frustrated that its own power has declined as Iran's power has grown.
The White House had stoked media anticipation last week by indicating the possibility of a meeting between President Obama and President Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN before Rouhani turned down the suggestion. That was the only known snub before Rouhani claimed to have denied Obama an additional five times. The two leaders spoke by telephone instead--the first such contact between the two nations in three decades.
Both of these guys are liars, one is the leader of a totalitarian state, the other is a community organizer (read liar and troublemaker) who is dragging a once-great country kicking and screaming into some kind of a totalitarian state. Given the fact that I have less experience with Rouhani being a liar than I have a with Obama being a liar and given the fact that the last big story before the government shut down was Obama slobbering all over Iran and the prospect of "peace" with a government that hates us all and wants us all dead, I'd have to believe Rounhani on this one. 

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Dr. Ben Carson targeted by IRS After Prayer Breakfast Speech Last February

Remember that prayer breakfast Dr. Ben Carson spoke at where Barack the Terrible and the dumbest VP in the history of the world were sitting right next to the podium from which Carson was castigating them? Tell me this is a coincidence:
Dr. Ben S. Carson went years without ever having a run-in with the Internal Revenue Service. But his good fortune changed after his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in February, the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon said Monday night at an event with business leaders and elected officials in Alabama.
Alabama’s Yellow Hammer News tweeted Dr. Carson’s remarks from the annual Business Council of Alabama Chairman’s Dinner: “I had my first encounter with the IRS this year, unsurprisingly after the Prayer Breakfast.”
On the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, Carson said that the IRS started out looking at some of his investment properties and when they found nothing there, decided to go for a full-blown audit where they found nothing as well. A coincidence? Hardly. 

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Harry Reid: Forget Kids with Cancer in the Name of the Goverment Shutdown

You might remember the clarion call of the leftists: "If (insert pet leftist political issue here -- gun control, texting laws, car seat regulations etc.) saves one life, it's worth it." However inane and meaningless this argument is, it is one leftists drag out all the time. Apparently this leftist canard doesn't apply during a government shutdown or so says Harry Reid:

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

No Deal! Barack the Terrible won't Negotiate with Congress

Please don't tell me Boehner hasn't tried to negotiate with Barack the Terrible. It seems he's just not interested:
House Speaker John Boehner said President Barack Obama refused to negotiate in a meeting with top congressional leaders about the government shutdown, signaling a lack of progress on resolving the fiscal impasse.
As he exited a meeting today at the White House, Boehner said Obama must recognize that the U.S. has a divided government.
“The American people expect their leaders to come together and try to find ways to resolve their differences,” said Boehner, an Ohio Republican.
Obama met with Boehner and the other congressional leaders for more than an hour. The president said earlier that he was “exasperated” with some House Republicans.
“The House could act today to reopen the government and stop the harm this shutdown is causing to the economy and families across the country,” the White House said in a statement after the meeting. “The president remains hopeful that common sense will prevail.”
Barry has this backwards: We know from past experience that Johnny Boehner is more than willing to negotiate with Barry. But at the same time, Boehner realizes what a disaster Obamacare is as evidenced by the fact that today, the health insurance exchanges went worse than yesterday.  The "exchanges" in some states have fewer than one percent of visitors signing up.  It appears that the highest sign-up rate is a dismal 5.6% in Kentucky. It is clear that there are more "lookers" than "takers". Apparently the actual product isn't very popular. All this seems to be in line with the fact that most people don't need this monstrosity -- they already have health insurance. But that doesn't stop the statists from turning the health insurance market upside down for the sake of covering a handful  of Americans.

This roll out has been every bit the disaster some of us predicted. Clearly the best thing to do would be to defund this dog or at the very least put it off for a year and give the socialists time to re-group and get their act together while we work to get it scrapped. But as much of a failure as this roll out has been, Barack the Terrible is determined to engage in a selective government shutdown in order to push through the funding for this dog of a law.

In the middle of this "crisis", Barry found plenty of time to golf on Sunday and worthless Harry Reid didn't see fit to gavel in the Senate until 2PM yesterday when most of us had already been at work for six or seven hours. They are obviously not concerned about the shutdown. They want their health care takeover that was designed from the beginning to fail and create a situation where the government has to step in and nationalize the health care system. They are willing to take the government out of service to do it. Shame on the Barack the Terrible and shame on Harry Reid.

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Honor Flight Heroes Threatened with Arrest

One group of Honor Flight heroes broke down the barriers to see the memorial dedicated to their brave service. Another group has been threatened with arrest if they attempt to get into their memorial during the government shutdown:

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Greatest Generation Veterans Defy Shutdown and Visit the WWII Memorial

This video should warm your heart:

These brave soldiers left on an Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C. before all the national parks were closed due to the government shutdown. These brave men (and women) literally saved the world 70 years ago. Most of them are in their 90s and this would be their last opportunity to visit the memorial. The folks who escorted them assisted in a little civil disobedience to help them fulfill the purpose of their trip. We own them nothing less. Who knows what the world would be like today if these young Americans hadn't given their all to defend freedom against Nazi tyranny 70 years ago. Four hundred and fifty thousand of them didn't return. This is the least we can do for these brave survivors of WWII.

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Healthcare Exchanges Blow Up on First Day

Barack the Terrible's Obamacare exchanges didn't have a very good first day:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The online insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul struggled to handle the wave of new consumers Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open enrollment period.

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