Good news from OH! via the Zipwire
President Barack Obama’s job approval rating has hit a new rock bottom— in a state that is vital in national elections.
Quinnipiac University’s poll in bellwether Ohio gives him the lowest rating the university’s polling institute has ever found anywhere.
According to the survey released Wednesday, Obama is underwater by 27 points in the Buckeye State, which has voted for the eventual presidential winner in every election since 1964 and has been within 2 percent of the national vote since 1996.
He has a negative job performance rating of 34 percent to 61 percent among registered voters, 10 points worse than the last time Quinnipiac asked the same question in June.
Where were these people when BO was voted in for a second term?
MO just can’t help herself… from the Examiner
First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday praised a group of immigration-reform advocates who are fasting to draw attention to the issue and pressure Congress to act.
“As families begin to gather for Thanksgiving, I’m thinking of the brave #Fast4Families immigration reform advocates. We’re with you. -mo,” tweeted the first lady. Tweets written personally by Michelle Obama are signed “-mo.”
One small question: Are the “brave” fasters employed? Personally, I don’t care if they starve themselves, 15 less people for the tax payers to support.
Give me a break……could LHJ stop the photoshopping already….we know MO lives in a fantasy but, LHJ shouldn’t
The people commenting on that site do not seem to know the photos are touched up to give MO that “glow”. They live the same fantasy as MO!
Of course, MO has a special Thanksgiving greeting for all of us…..*sigh*….you can read the rest at the Zippers
Thanks so much for everything you’re doing — and from our family to yours, happy Thanksgiving.
As for me, I am so thankful for all of you, you’re the best!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Just couldn’t resist….h/t Annie’s Mom and Nellieq
via Weasel Zippers
Now do you see the difference? Ladies Home Journal did a remarkable job…..photoshopped to death…even the “tiny waist”…
Could the O-girls look any happier? http://www.politico.com/gallery/2013/11/first-family-greets-white-house-christmas-tree/001483-020889.html
….and we’re shopping for books….see how happy the O-girls are to be out and about…http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2516261/Obama-stuns-shoppers-local-Washington-bookstore-drops-buy-long-list-books-Small-Business-Saturday.html
- Michelle Obama Tweets Amnesty Fasters: ‘We’re With You’ (breitbart.com)
- Obama Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Michelle’s New Holiday Tradition – Fundraising on Thanksgiving! (whitehousedossier.com)
Shamelessly stolen from Weasel Zippers
What a difference in attitude toward all of us when compared to BO and MO.
A house built on lies cannot stand….that is the real problem BO has. Everything, including his books are based on lies and deception.
All of you going through the bumpy ride that is Obamacare have my deepest sympathy. All of us have landed in the same boat and undoubtedly will be joined by many, many more. But, at the same time, it’s a whole lot of fun watching the Dems panic and their supporters whining about how badly Obamacare will affect their bottom line. Their pity party is something to behold. The gnashing of teeth and panic among the D-words is just beautiful. When they realize there is no “fix” and Obamacare will crash (just like the housing market they interfered in) it will be delicious to behold. There is so much backpedaling going on, it’s hard to keep up with. Of course, everyone is playing dumb, “we didn’t know” is the new D-word mantra and that includes the guy who MO claimed “brought us out of the dark into the light”. For the most brilliant man to have ever walked the earth, BO is really stupid. Who the hell does he think he is? BO has a governing problem, not a communications problem. Yes, he should be impeached. He has zero legal authority to change any law to suit his political needs. The President has no constitutional authority to rewrite statutes, especially in ways that impose new obligations on people, and that is what the fix seems to entail.
“The White House is making this fix unilaterally, as an “administrative fix” without Congressional approval, and probably without clear legal authority. Even ignoring legal questions, it’s an admission that the health law cannot work as designed, especially in light of the now-lengthy history of administrative tweaks of dubious legality.
The ignorant omniscience of President Obama read it all….
The animating feature of Obama’s leadership style is simply making pronouncements. Making them about things he knows, things he knows not, and waiting for everyone and everything to fall in line. And, when things don’t magically come together, he pronounces his disappointment and anger. Wash, rinse, repeat.
So, BO came out looking pretty grey around the gills, I almost felt sorry for him. His litany of blame came to an end by attacking the media for not reporting on the “good things” he has done. (I can’t think of one good thing he’s done at the moment) What can BO possibly do to rebuild confidence or credibility when his “legacy” is about to bring down the Dem Party? Who can trust a liar?
Obama closed the painful hour with an attack on the media for not covering what has gone right:
We’re gonna keep on pushing to make sure it gets done. Am I going to have to do something to rebuild confidence around some of our initiatives? Yeah. But part of my job is, the things that go right, you guys aren’t going to write about. The things that go wrong get prominent attention. That’s how it’s always been. That’s not unique to me as president, and I’m up to the challenge.
The president did not offer examples of what has gone right with ObamaCare
More lies ready for disinfecting…..is there anything BO won’t lie about?
Census data also show that almost a quarter of the uninsured have household incomes of more than $50,000, which means that many of them won’t be eligible for ObamaCare’s tax subsidies.
What’s more, the official number of uninsured is exaggerated.
As many as 6 million who claim to lack coverage are actually enrolled in Medicaid, and another 4 million are eligible for Medicaid but haven’t enrolled, according to one analysis. And 9.5 million aren’t even U.S. citizens, according to the Census Bureau.
Combined, these groups account for 42% of the 46 million said to be uninsured. And none of them will benefit from ObamaCare.
The law is expected, however, to cover many currently uninsured through Medicaid in the 25 states that agreed to expand eligibility for that program. ObamaCare tried to force every state to sharply raise the Medicaid income threshold, but the Supreme Court ruled the mandate unconstitutional.
Even the White House has admitted that the 46 million figure was an exaggeration, saying at one point it was more like 30 million.
ObamaCare will still leave about 30 million uninsured by 2023 despite spending $1.8 trillion in subsidies, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
While ObamaCare may not do a very good job of covering the uninsured, it could very well increase their ranks
The president certainly seemed defeated, rambling his way through a one-hour news conference. When asked whether the website would be ready by Nov. 30, he delivered a roundabout answer that culminated in the assurance that by that date, at least a bare majority would find a website that looked like it was working. He reiterated that the prior status quo was bad, and many people wanted the quality, affordable health insurance that the Affordable Care Act had to offer. But his gaunt face and tired voice made it seem as if he was trying to convince himself as much as anyone else. Where were the ringing assurances of yesteryear that everyone was going to love Obamacare just as soon as they found out what was in it?
It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that Obamacare is going very badly indeed, and that the president knows it is going very badly. Until sometime in late October, he was clearly still confident that, despite some setbacks and embarrassments, the system would soon be up and working, and the public would rally behind it. Now he sees his polls rapidly declining, and with them the political capital that he may need to fix any further problems that crop up. Turning the insurers into scapegoats, when he still needs their help to make this law work, was an act of desperation. How many acts does this play have left?
- Gallup: Uninsured Reject Obamacare (breitbart.com)
- DAVID HOGBERG: ObamaCare a ‘Surreal’ Trainwreck. “How bizarre has Obamacare become? Well, bizarre… (pjmedia.com)
- Insurance Industry Does Not Have Nice Things To Say About Obama’s Latest ObamaCare Stunt (ijreview.com)
- Despite liberal drivel it’s Democrats who are in a panic (cryandhowl.com)
Credibility, that is. Congressional approval is at 9%, deservedly so. But, it’s looking worse for the D-words than the R-words. Never fear, the D-words are going to “fix” all their problems, and yours too, by Friday. Excuse me for chortling at their predicament over the pernicious Obamacare junk insurance bill, Maybe if they had actually read it, to “find out what’s in it”, before they passed it, they would have seen this coming. Most people now whining about Obamacare voted for it by once again installing the Great-Illuminated-Brain in the Oval Office. “I didn’t know it was going to affect me” is the new mantra of the left. Mostly I feel sorry for the young and gullible. Bo’s utopian pipe dream of distribution of wealth just didn’t come to fruition in the way they thought it would. Punished for being young and healthy, strapped with debt and burden, this is what BO gave them. Well, that and really high unemployment numbers. Kristen Powers: I’m Fuming That the Administration Keeps Claiming My Policy Was Canceled Becasue It Was “Substandard;” It Wasn’t. It Was Canceled to Force Me to Subsidize Other People.
My blood pressure goes up every time they say that they’re protecting us from substandard health insurance plans,” Powers told Bret Baier. “There is nothing to support what they’re saying.”
“I have talked to about how I’m losing my health insurance,” she continued. “If I want to keep the same health insurance, it’s going to cost twice as much. There’s nothing substandard about my plan.”
“All of the things they say that are not in my plan are in my plan,” Powers lamented. “All of the things they have listed — there’s no explanation for doubling my premiums other than the fact that it’s subsidizing other people. They need to be honest about that.”
106,187 people have signed up for Obamacare, reported by Reuters, and of that number, only 27,000 signed up via the website What a huge success story! It’s not just the website has “glitches”, there’s a question of how secure it really is for those who do sign up (in spite of the glitches). Romney was right about Obamacare, along with a lot of other issues BO has been woefully short sighted on. Romney Was Right, GOP Nominee’s Predictions Coming True.
The “green movement”, and BO, do not believe there are negative consequences to rulings. All those hurrahs resounding from their ranks over windmills and ethanol to reduce “globull warming” are having dire consequences on ecosystems. In 2012 thousands of migratory birds were killed by those precious windmills, including those on the endangered species list, and between 600,000 to 800,000 bats. President Obama’s Climate Plan Would Kill Hundreds Of Millions Of Birds And Bats
A newly published peer-reviewed study reports U.S. wind turbines kill 1.4 million birds and bats every year, even while producing just 3 percent of U.S. electricity. The numbers reveal that President Obama’s global warming plan will kill hundreds of millions of birds and bats while doing little if anything to reduce global temperatures. [snip]
United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) lead author Hans von Storch conceded earlier this month that computer models predicting significant future global warming cannot replicate recent temperatures and likely need to be adjusted downward to predict less warming. A panel of experts convened last week by Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer agreed President Obama’s recent assertion that global warming is accelerating is not supportable by real-world facts and data. Hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, wildfires, etc., are all in long-term downward trends as our planet modestly warms in its recovery from the recent Little Ice Age.
As if that is not enough, 5 million acres of conserved land has disappeared thanks to Obama and the greenies. Prairies are vanishing and virgin land is being plowed under by farmers in the corn-for-ethanol policy set by BO. Prairies vanish in the US push for green energy
What the green-energy program has made profitable, however, is far from green. A policy intended to reduce global warming is encouraging a farming practice that actually could worsen it.
That’s because plowing into untouched grassland releases carbon dioxide that has been naturally locked in the soil. It also increases erosion and requires farmers to use fertilizers and other industrial chemicals. In turn, that destroys native plants and wipes out wildlife habitats.
It appeared so damaging that scientists warned that America’s corn-for-ethanol policy would fail as an anti-global warming strategy if too many farmers plowed over virgin land.
The Obama administration argued that would not happen. But the administration didn’t set up a way to monitor whether it actually happened. It did…..[snip]
“If we’re going to push the land this hard, we really need to intensify conservation in lockstep with production, and that’s just not happening,”
Obamacare isn’t the only horrific policy the Asshat-in-Chief and his thugs have implemented through the various alphabet bureaucracies at his disposal. By appeasing certain groups of people, he is making a mess of every single aspect of our economy. His agenda is not to govern as the Preezy of all the people, just some of the people.
- Making corn-based ethanol badly hurting environment: AP (cbsnews.com)
- The Coming Revelation Of The ‘Global Warming’ Fraud Resembles The Obamacare Lie (forbes.com)
- The Bad Apple President (sultanknish.blogspot.com)
Found the most interesting poll at Politico.
Do you think President Obama’s credibility has been hurt by Americans losing their health plans despite his promise?
62% say “Yes” (some are paying attention), 35% say “No” (who are these people?), 2% say “I’m not sure” (where do they live?)
Obamacare rollout put into perspective….via Weasel Zippers from an email sent to Bret Baier
“Putting things in perspective: March 21st 2010 to October 1 2013 is 3 years, 6 months, 10 days. December 7, 1941 to May 8, 1945 is 3 years, 5 months, 1 day. What this means is that in the time we were attacked at Pearl Harbor to the day Germany surrendered is not enough time for this progressive federal government to build a working webpage. Mobilization of millions, building tens of thousands of tanks, planes, jeeps, subs, cruisers, destroyers, torpedoes, millions upon millions of guns, bombs, ammo, etc. Turning the tide in North Africa, Invading Italy, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, Race to Berlin – all while we were also fighting the Japanese in the Pacific!! And in that amount of time – this administration can’t build a working webpage.”
One thing for sure, BO’s very consistent on what he considers “the right thing to do”, spending other people’s money.
Sam Stein at the Huffington Post reports that President is considering a remedy for those Americans who have lost their insurance and now face sticker shock. No one should be surprised that the president’s “fix” involves spending other people’s money to help his own political fortunes.
According to the administration source, the White House is “looking at an administrative fix for the population of people in the individual market who may have an increase in premiums, but don’t get subsidies.”
Such a fix would address the issue of “sticker shock” that has been popping up across the country, as individuals are losing their coverage and finding only higher-cost alternatives. Under the ACA, there are tax subsidies to help individuals and families with income between 133 percent and 400 percent above the poverty level purchase insurance. Those with incomes higher than 400 percent above poverty get no such assistance. The proposed administrative fix would address this group.
The “fixes” will cost taxpayers even more, another terrible idea but that won’t stop BO. After all, he’s the smartest, most transparent, and self aggrandizing POTUS to ever hold office….at least he thinks so. The American people, not so much anymore. It is very telling when Chuck Todd says “He doesn’t really think he lied to us about Obamacare“…. we know he did.
You know, he does not believe he lied on this, and that’s the sense I get. I mean, I think that that’s, he’s taken issue with that before with folks off the record, and I got it’s a sensitive issue, felt like he did not sit there and say he intentionally lied. He said that he wanted to, he thought he was going to be able to keep this promise. I thought what was revealing in that answer, when I asked him that direct question about this, was this a political lie that you started to believe it, was he talked about well, you know, it turns out we had trouble in crafting the law.
If Obama has convinced himself he didn’t lie, that borders on pathological.
In truth, many if not most of the things we call sacrifices actually stand as rational value judgments. Studying for an important test has greater value than a single night out on the town. Providing for one’s children has greater value than indulging yourself to their neglect. We make such choices in pursuit of our values, not at their expense.
The same applies to our men and women in uniform. Enlistment rationally values the nation’s security and individual liberties above mere safety. That is what makes it so honorable! That is why we stand in awe of our veterans and offer them our thanks, because the choice to protect what the rest of us take for granted declares something of their character. It tells us what they value, and how much they value it. I imagine few if any enlist hoping to lose life or limb as a “sacrifice.” Rather, they accept the risk to life and limb as an affirmation of that which they value – life in a free country. As the beneficiaries of that choice, we ought not diminish it by calling it a sacrifice.
Making fun of O-Care is so easy. But, this bunch left the door wide open for ridicule by lying to the American people and doing their best to cover their collective a**es by lying some more. Nothing is so pathetic as a sitting Preezy trying to cover up his lies by telling more lies. So, to make sure we all ‘understand’ O-Care, he is ‘campaigning’ again to explain why this ugliness is not his fault and …..to fund raise at two events.
Obama is focused on delivering on the law’s promises and is “not concerned about the politics of that,” Carney told reporters traveling with the president to Dallas, where he will thank volunteers helping inform communities about the law before speaking at two fundraisers for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
But it’s not that Obama is ignoring the politics of the situation. He just believes that the delivery of “access to affordable, quality health care … is a policy that makes for good politics,” Carney said. “That’s why he’s focused on good policy and he believes that from that, supporters can take heart.”
So, the ‘supporters’ in the Senate, up for re-election, don’t seem to be very heartened by this enormously popular policy. In fact they are freaking out! Meeting with BO, they want him to stop the ‘cancellations’ of millions of healthcare policies, roll back the penalties, and in general save them from themselves and their vote for O-Care. My how times and politics have changed them. I can see 2014 from my house, let them explain to their voters why they thought this was the grandest idea of all time. Obama Holds Secret Meeting With Senate Democrats Up for Reelection
President Barack Obama heard an earful at the White House Wednesday from Senate Democrats running for re-election next year who are fuming about the Affordable Care Act’s rocky rollout.
During a two-hour meeting that was not on the president’s public schedule, the president met with 15 Senate Democrats facing the voters next year, as well as Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Michael Bennet, D-Colo.
Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska issued a release after the meeting torching the administration.
“It is simply unacceptable for Alaskans to bear the brunt of the Administration’s mismanagement of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and that is the message U.S. Senator Mark Begich delivered to President Obama today,” his office said in a statement blasted to reporters.
The release went on to say that Begich complained about “an unworkable website, technical glitches and inaccurate information about peoples’ individual situations. Begich demanded the administration fix the problems immediately so Alaskans, including the 55,000 eligible for subsidies to lower monthly premiums, can realize the many benefits due to them as a result of the health reform law.
“Alaskans should be appreciating the critical benefits of the Affordable Care Act but there is an understandable crisis in confidence because the administration has yet to get it off the ground,” Begich said.
These Senate Democrats all voted for Obamacare. They own it. All the “demand” will not fix this and those asshats know it. The 300 million Landrieu (sp?) got from Reid for her vote should be a reminder to everyone of the fraudulent ways this mess was passed to begin with, behind closed doors and in the dead of night. Never forget the rubbing- our -noses- in -it attitude of House members (Pelosi, Lewis, Cummings et al) as they marched arm in arm while thousands protested the destruction of our health care system. That huge gavel Pelosi carried was a warning to all of us we were about to be crushed under O-Care. At least those in the middleclasses. Now, BO is whining it is those horrific insurance companies to ‘blame’ for O-Care being a big mess. WaPo is having none of it! The White House effort to blame insurance companies for lost plans
The Pinocchio Test
Blaming the insurance companies can only go so far. First of all, the administration wrote the rules that set the conditions under which plans lose their grandfather status. But more important, the law has an effective date so far in the past that it virtually guaranteed that the vast majority of people currently in the individual market would end up with a notice saying they needed to buy insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.
The administration’s effort to pin the blame on insurance companies is a classic case of misdirection. Between 75 and 95 percent of the problem stems from the effective date, but the White House chooses to keep the focus elsewhere.
The Liar-in-Chief hoisted on his own petard…..hubris followed by crash and burn….
- Anonymous Dem Senator Blasts Obama’s Credibility: ‘You Got to Have It, to Lose It’ (mediaite.com)
- Mark Begich’s Lie Costs 5,360 Alaskans Their Insurance (joemiller.us)
- RNC: Udall also knew ‘keep your health plan’ promise was false (kdvr.com)
- CNN: Senate Democrats supported rule that led to insurance cancellations. Senate Democrats voted… (pjmedia.com)
- Obama and Carney Talk Down to the Idiots (commentarymagazine.com)
is the ‘lovefest’ finally ending? MO being criticized by Politico according to National Review;
Mrs. Obama’s nonprofit reportedly has assets of $4.5 million. It doesn’t have to disclose its donors. So much for the “most transparent administration ever.” Even left-wing watchdogs are irked. “This is a classic case of the game of influence peddling by lobbying associations,” Craig Holman, who works for the liberal watchdog group Public Citizen, told Politico. “Lobbyists and corporations with business pending before the federal government invest in such charitable causes as a means to buy access [to] and favor from the White House.”
In 2008, candidate Barack Obama preached, “We need a president who will look out for the interests of hardworking families, not just their big campaign donors and corporate allies.” In 2013, first lady Michelle Obama is busy signing up as many corporate allies as she can. [snip]
The alliances between big business and big government, marketed as a public service “for the children,” have been a bonanza for the First Crony. They scratch her back, her clout and popularity increase, and she’ll have a cornucopia of board-of-director slots to choose from after her hubby’s term is up. Make no mistake: Michelle’s fruits and vegetables are served on a heaping platter of progressive hypocrisy.
Remember that incredibly auspicious Cash-for-Clunkers? “ The administration patted itself on the back when the program ran out of money, apparently pleasantly surprised that people took free money during an economic downturn. But Brookings confirms that this was, of course, a terrible program.” Brookings Institution is a very left leaning think tank and has come to the same conclusions we were talking about when that debacle of a ‘stimulus’ program rolled out. While analyzing the program they came up with this, from Legal Insurrection:
- Total emissions reduction was not substantial because only about half a percent of all vehicles in the United States were the new, more energy-efficient CARS vehicles.
- The program resulted in a small gasoline reduction equivalent only to about 2 to 8 days’ worth of current usage.
- In terms of distributional effects, compared to households that purchased a new or used vehicle in 2009 without a voucher, CARS program participants had a higher before-tax income, were older, more likely to be white, more likely to own a home, and more likely to have a high-school and a college degree.
And, on to the Supremes……
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — the second most powerful court in the country behind the Supreme Court — today released a decision that may well act as the killing blow against ObamaCare.
Two Ohio businessmen, Francis and Phillip Gilardi, the owners of Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics, sued the Department of Health and Human Services after the passage of the ACA on the grounds that its provisions requiring contraceptive coverage for their employees forced them to act against the tenets of their Catholic faith.
The D.C. court found in the Gilardi’s favor, concluding that, “the contraceptive mandate imposed by the Act trammels the right of free exercise — a right that lies at the core of our constitutional liberties — as protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”
- Uber-Liberal Brookings Institution Admits: Cash for Clunkers a Failure (aconservativeedge.wordpress.com)
- Obama: Shutdown exposed clash of political visions (bigstory.ap.org)
- “Cash for Clunkers” Most Expensively Idiotic Way to “Create Jobs” You Could Likely Imagine (priceofliberty.tumblr.com)
The great collective is moving forward, walking in lockstep, using a one size fits all and lowering the living standard for the middle classes. The wealthy are not concerned, they won’t be the ones who may have to choose between Obamacare and a mortgage payment. The ‘collectivists’, otherwise known as the pols in DC, have decided Obamacare is settled law. The ‘Borg’ (progressives) have told us we cannot win against the ‘collective’. We should mindlessly accept their views, march in lockstep, while they do our thinking for us and, destroy the middle classes. We are even told by the ‘Borg’ collective in the Senate and House we are “seditionists, arsonists, treasonous and racist” if we do not toe their line. We must be ‘assimilated’ for our own good because we are a danger to the Republic. Refusal will be met with intimidation and pressure from the ‘collective’, all the while telling us “Resistance is futile”.
Watching BO’s speech yesterday made me cringe. Sounding pleading and whiny, he kept spouting the same lies and incoherence concerning the Obamacare Law. He said absolutely nothing of note and, it seemed more like another sales pitch rather than being informative. Much like a blood sucking vampire he is intent on sucking the life out of our Republic.
The Healthcare Mash! Instead of candy this year, they’re giving out cancellation notices. Video at the link;
Another bomb has dropped in the NSA scandal, “Why in the world would we burn Google?” Good question….same reason they’re spying on us, because they can. Preezy has given them the go ahead, even though he keeps on lying about “reading it in the same news reports” as you and I.
The Washington Post reported today that the agency “has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world.” According to documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the agency is intercepting emails, documents, and other electronic communications as they move between the companies’ privately controlled facilities and the public Internet, giving the NSA access to data in nearly real-time.
The latest revelations are likely to inflame an already tense relationship between the Obama administration and American technology companies, many of whose customers live outside the United States and are not protected by laws that prohibit the NSA from spying on Americans en masse.
“Why in the world would we burn a relationship with Google by breaking into a data center?” one former intelligence officer asked.
“Soon, “Sesame Street” will allow members of the produce industry to advertise on the program for free, thanks to a deal between the Produce Marketing Association and the Partnership for a Healthier America, both of which back First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. Michelle Obama was set to announce the deal on Wednesday, joyously proclaiming:”
Just imagine what will happen when we take our kids to the grocery store, and they see Elmo and Rosita and the other Sesame Street Muppets they love up and down the produce aisle. Imagine what it will be like to have our kids begging us to buy them fruits and vegetables instead of cookies, candy and chips.
MO managed to get busy in the ‘Organic Garden of Good and Evil’ (h/t MOTUS) Doesn’t she look thrilled to be there?
The Tricksters in DC are stepping all over their tongues to tell you “cancellation” of your healthcare is really a “‘conversion letter’ for your own good”.
Masked from public view, two of the U.S. military’s elite special operations commandos have been awarded medals for bravery for a mission that further undercuts the Obama administration’s original story about the Benghazi tragedy.
- ‘I’m crying this is so funny’: Michelle Obama imagines a world where kids beg for veggies over candy (twitchy.com)
- Elmo Compliments First Lady’s Arms, Tells Her Pizza Isn’t Healthy (usnews.com)
- Leaked Slide Shows NSA Celebrated Victory Over Google’s Security With A Smiley Face (businessinsider.com)
- Google & Yahoo infuriated by NSA hacking (worldbulletin.net)
- The Scariest Part of the Latest NSA Revelation Is This Goofy Post-It (gizmodo.com)
- #ObamaDidntKnow (pjmedia.com)
- NSA Website Down Following Apparent DDoS Attack Possibly By Anonymous Or A Foreign Government (ibtimes.com)
- Finally, the review of the NSA’s powers we should have had already | Jeff Jarvis (theguardian.com)
Has anyone else noticed how religious BO gets when he’s in big trouble? Always the “photo-op” of the family holding hands going to church when he gets in waaaaay over his head. As usual, MO makes her ‘catwalk’ appearance.
Everyone knew there would be glitches. The problem with that Democratic talking point is that while Americans may suffer from short memories, they’re not totally retarded. We still recall September 2013. It’s not like anyone in the White House announced before the launch: “Hey, don’t freak if you can’t access the websites right away. Chillax, wait a month or two. We’re expecting a lot of glitches, and things could be less than cromulent for a while.”
No, Governor Palin, the truth behind the ACA mess is that Obama and his gang of golfing buddies are idiots.
OK, so there was evildoing. For example, as Forbes reported: “HHS bureaucrats knew [forcing the uninsured to create an account and enter detailed personal information before you can start shopping] would make the website run more slowly. But they were more afraid that letting people see the underlying cost of Obamacare’s insurance plans would scare people away… Obamacare wasn’t designed to help healthy people with average incomes get health insurance. It was designed to force those people to pay more for coverage, in order to subsidize insurance for people with incomes near the poverty line, and those with chronic or costly medical conditions…This political objective — masking the true underlying cost of Obamacare’s insurance plans — far outweighed the operational objective of making the federal website work properly.”
There was corruption too. UnitedHealth Group, which as one of the nation’s biggest insurers stands to make billions from the ACA, was a key contractor for the federal website.
Mostly, though, there was idiocy. Secondarily, in execution. End-to-end testing began in late September. For an October 1st rollout. What could possibly go wrong?
60 Minutes ….BENGHAZI….State knew this was coming….left them all to die
Green Beret Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Andy Wood, was one of the top American security officials in Libya. Based in Tripoli, he met with Amb. Stevens every day.
The last time he went to Benghazi was in June, just three months before the attack. While he was there, al Qaeda tried to assassinate the British ambassador. Wood says, to him, it came as no surprise because al Qaeda — using a familiar tactic — had stated their intent in an online posting, saying they would attack the Red Cross, the British and then the Americans in Benghazi.
Do you really think Obama doesn’t influence this type of disgusting behavior? Armed agents seize records of reporter, Washington Times prepares legal action. Next BO will use FEMA for re-education camps….using the Dept. of Injustice and DHS to decide which of us needs this type of intervention.
The documents, some which chronicled her sources and her work at The Times about problems inside the Homeland Security Department, were seized under a warrant to search for unregistered firearms and a “potato gun” suspected of belonging to her husband, Paul Flanagan, a Coast Guard employee. Mr. Flanagan has not been charged with any wrongdoing since the raid.
The warrant, a copy of which was obtained by The Times, offered no specific permission to seize reporting notes or files.
The Times said it is preparing legal action to fight what it called an unwarranted intrusion on the First Amendment.
“While we appreciate law enforcement’s right to investigate legitimate concerns, there is no reason for agents to use an unrelated gun case to seize the First Amendment protected materials of a reporter,” Times Editor John Solomon said. “This violates the very premise of a free press, and it raises additional concerns when one of the seizing agencies was a frequent target of the reporter’s work.
Joe Wilson was right…”YOU LIE!”…..about anything and every single thing that comes out of BO’s mouth…
Projects that are done rapidly usually have a lot of [repetitive] code,” said Arron Kallenberg, a software engineer and tech entrepreneur. “So when you have a problem, instead of debugging something in a single location, you’re tracking it down all through the code base.”
To put 500 million lines of code into perspective, it took just 500,000 lines of code to send the Curiosity rover to Mars. Microsoft’s (MSFT, Fortune 500) Windows 8 operating system reportedly has about 80 million lines of code. And an online banking system might feature between 75 million and 100 million lines. A “more normal range” for a project like Healthcare.gov is about 25 million to 50 million lines of code, Kennedy said.
“The [500 million lines of code] says right off the bat that something is egregiously wrong,” said Kennedy. “I jumped back when I read that figure. It’s just so excessive.”
Rant away…. Dems own it all
- Videos: Senate Dems hitting reverse on ObamaCare on Sunday talkers (hotair.com)
- ObamaCare website suffers new outage as Republicans say glitches only ‘tip of the iceberg’ (foxnews.com)
- Late Night Political Humor (politicalirony.com)
- Legal Glitch “Has The Potential To Sink Obamacare” (zerohedge.com)
In case you haven’t heard the latest news on Obamacare, the site was tested BEFORE the launch and it failed miserably. BO, Sebelius, and the folks who run Medicare and Medicaid just plain lied….sooo, those damned R-words were right. But, in their unreasoning panic and with lack of foresight or wisdom we now have this gnormous albatross hanging around our necks…..damned if they do and damned if they don’t. YEP, you really do have to pass it before we can see what’s in it…..a 634 million dollar waste of time and money. Since Sebelius had to go arm twisting to find funds for the infomercials on Obamacare, the question arises; where is the money coming from to pay for the “tech surge” to fix this crummy mess? Does anyone believe the House is going to fund the “fixes”?
According to the latest, even Oprah wouldn’t help BO on his “roll-out”. No one disses Oprah and gets away with it.
Reportedly, the other aspect of the story involves the access Oprah was promised in return for using her persona to plug the Obama campaign. Apparently, in return for sacrificing what was left of her integrity, Oprah would be welcomed into White House briefings, be given special invitations to White House events and round tables, and had planned to give viewers on her OWN network a unique perspective on the government by taking them inside. Unfortunately, Valerie Jarratt wasn’t as interested in living up to that part of the bargain as Oprah was and Oprah has been frozen out since the Obama’s took the White House back in 2009.
White House tours are up and running again….just in time for the holiday season. Boy are we ever lucky! We get to pay for BO and MO’s fantabulous friends to attend all the White House holiday functions. Could it get any better? While they continue to cut food for the poor (mainly children) , refuse to respond to the waste and fraud in the entitlement systems, Foodorama will continue to report on the elegance of the dishes served at White House functions. November 5th is the big day, mark your calendars. Isn’t it nice the Secret Service “found” enough money, in spite of the “sequestration”, to make MO’s holidays merry and bright? Good times, good times!
Speaking of MO, she’s out touting a new campaign called “Drink Up”. Doesn’t she know alcohol sales are up and making huge profits since BO took office? Oh wait…she discovered water!
“Since we started the ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative, I’ve been looking for as many ways as possible to help families and kids lead healthier lives,” the first lady said in a White House statement.
“If we were going to take just one step to make ourselves and our families healthier, probably the single best thing we could do is to simply drink more water.”
Never guess who is backing this initiative….. ”The push to drink more water is backed by the American Beverage Association and the International Bottled Water Association, igniting skepticism among those who favor tap water over bottled water in most instances.” http://news.yahoo.com/michelle-obama-pushes-water-best-energy-drink-222143934.html
Now MO has finally discovered water (what would we do without that revelation), she is rampaging around the country to make her usual proclamation. Too bad she jumped to the head of the parade that was already happening. It’s a sure bet MO will take the cred for a “change” already in progress. The irony of Michelle Obama’s water campaign
”Water is so basic,” she explained from Watertown, Wisc., “and because it is so plentiful, sometimes we just forget about it amid all the ads we watch on television and all the messages we receive every day about what to eat and drink,” she said. “The truth is, water just gets drowned out.”
Except that’s not really true. According to Beverage Tracker (you don’t subscribe?), in 1998, soda was our No. 1 drink of choice, with Americans consuming 54 gallons of the stuff every year. Today, it’s down to 44 gallons, while water consumption has hit 58 gallons and rising.
Although on one level it may seem as if Obama is breaking the corporate grip on our drinking habits by celebrating the original no-frills beverage, it’s more like she’s pulling a Ferris Bueller: jumping in front of a parade in progress and acting as if it were for her all along. There’s nothing more mainstream than going with the flow.
what a self important ass….
Oh, and as if we haven’t seen enough of MO on Letterman or the other great comedy hits, she will be returning to every single one of her regularly scheduled shows.
Michelle Obama will appear on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” this season, marking her second appearance on the weight-loss reality show.
The first lady will tout her drink more water campaign in an episode that will air in November, according to NBC. [snip]
Brita, one of the sponsors on “The Biggest Loser,” is a supporter of Obama’s initiative.
- Things Are Bad when Oprah Won’t Help Sell Obamacare (aretheykidding.wordpress.com)
- The Sham-Wow Obamacare Sale: With Legacy on the Line, Obama Reduced to Pitchman (mediaite.com)
- Brit Hume slams WH O-Care ‘supposed’ success stories; Citizen shares his ‘success’ [pic] (twitchy.com)
- VIDEO – President Barack Obama Delivers Convincing Obamacare Defense to a Skeptical Nation (pjmedia.com)