Quotes of the day

posted at 8:41 pm on October 4, 2013 by Allahpundit

Stories of frustration are piling up about Healthcare.gov: People who can’t register. People who pre-registered before opening day, Oct. 1, but can’t log in. People who get five or six screens in, then the site crashes…

“We’ve been trying all week,” says Pearson. “But there have been signs of progress. We can get further into the log-in process each day. But the issue is, you have to create an account before you can access the data and shop. That’s the part that seems not to be functioning and where we get stuck.”

Johnson, the dean at Vanderbilt’s business school, says the Obama administration needed a better communication plan, given all the curiosity and pent-up demand. He suspects a lot of people on the site are just looking for information and trying to understand how much the various plans would cost them.

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Bedeviled by technology glitches that frustrated millions of consumers, the Obama administration is taking down its health overhaul website for repairs this weekend.

Enrollment functions of the healthcare.gov site will be unavailable during off-peak hours this weekend, the Health and Human Services Department said Friday. The website will remain open for general information…

By Monday, “there will be significant improvements in the online consumer experience,” HHS said.

The upgrades include extra capacity for more users to get into the system, more technicians working round-the-clock to fix problems, and new pathways to get to the application faster. No details were given.

***

In some cases, officials conceded that they could not be sure which problems were caused by simply not having the computer capacity to handle the initial demand — a shortfall that should correct itself in time — and which might be signs of design flaws or software bugs.

“It’s like building a bridge from two sides of the river; you just hope it comes out in the middle,” said Kevin Walsh, a senior executive at Xerox, which won a $72 million contract to build Nevada’s state-run exchange. With such complexity, he said, “usually you do a lot more testing than we’ve had time to do.”…

“We haven’t gotten anyone all the way through the process,” said Tim McKinney, president and chief executive of United Way of Tarrant County, in Texas, which has one of the nation’s biggest teams of enrollment counselors. “Yesterday, we were completely frozen out. Today, some of our navigators were able to at least get into the system, but they can’t get very far into it.”…

“I can’t imagine Apple or Ford or McDonald’s rolling out any new product before making perfectly sure they first could provide what they promised,” he said.

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Yes, the overwhelming crush of traffic is behind many of the Web site’s failures. But the Web site was clearly far, far from prepared for traffic at anywhere near these levels. That’s a planning flaw: The Obama administration badly underestimated the level of interest. The fact that the traffic is good news for the law doesn’t obviate the fact that the site’s inability to absorb that traffic is bad news for the law.

Part of the problem, according to a number of designers, is that the site is badly coded, which makes the traffic problems more acute. There’s a darkly amusing thread on Reddit where web designers are picking through the site’s code and mocking it mercilessly. “They’re loading 11 CSS files and 62 (wat?) JavaScript files on each page, uncompressed and without expires headers,” writes Spektr44. “They have blocks of HTML inexplicably wrapped in script tags. Wtf?”

Some of the problems on the site don’t require any particular coding experience to identify. While the design is clean and clear, the instructions can be confusing. For instance, when you choose your username, the site says: “The username is case sensitive. Choose a username that is 6-74 characters long and must contain a lowercase or capital letter, a number, or one of these symbols _.@/-.”…

[T]he Obama administration did itself — and the millions of people who wanted to explore signing up — a terrible disservice by building a Web site that, four days into launch, is still unusable for most Americans. They knew that the only way to quiet the law’s critics was to implement it effectively. And building a working e-commerce Web site is not an impossible task, even with the added challenges of getting various government data services to talk to each other. Instead, the Obama administration gave critics arguing that the law isn’t ready for primetime more ammunition for their case.

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It’s way too early to judge everything about the Obamacare exchanges — Thursday was only the third day of a six-month open enrollment period. Health care experts say the administration has a while to get it right.

But if things don’t smooth out by November, they say, the White House may lose the chance to build confidence in the Obamacare exchanges.

“If it’s not there in a month … there’s going to be a problem,” said Joel Ario of Manatt Health Solutions, the former director of the health exchanges office at the Department of Health and Human Services…

Administration officials insist that people who have gotten through the HealthCare.gov website are getting correct information on the subsidies. But Schuyler says he’s worried, based on the more basic breakdowns that have happened.

“If you can’t do something as easy as establishing an account, it really makes me nervous that it can do the complicated things, like the subsidy determination process,” said Schuyler.

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The health law’s online insurance exchanges were supposed to be a one-stop shop where consumers browsing for coverage could enroll in a private health plan or in Medicaid if they qualified.

But that won’t happen with the federal exchange being relied upon by consumers in 36 states, at least not initially. The federal website won’t be able to communicate with state Medicaid agencies until at least Nov. 1 due to technical issues, federal officials said.

This means if people are found to be eligible for Medicaid today (under current eligibility rules) after entering their personal data on the federal web site, they will be directed to their local Medicaid eligibility office where they will have to repeat the process of providing detailed information about their income, residency status and other data…

“It’s a problem, but not an earth-shattering one,” said Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. “It’s an extra step or two, and a disappointment … if people were expecting this to really be ‘Travelocity for health care’ on Day One.”

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On Thursday, the government’s official Obamacare Facebook page was riddled with people expressing sticker shock over the government’s high cost premiums after struggling for hours to wade through the technical failures vexing Obamacare exchanges all across the country.

“I am so disappointed,” wrote one woman. “These prices are outrageous and there are huge deductibles. No one can afford this!” The comment received 169 “likes.”

Amid scores of comments expressing frustration with technical failures, one woman said she is “just amazed you could even get to the point of seeing pricing” and that she had been trying to access the system for three days to no avail.

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The woman who is behind the controls of ObamaCare was unable to convince even one person from Kansas, the state she used to govern, to sign up for it.

Though HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is the former governor of Kansas, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) was informed by an insurance provider in his home state that none of the 365,000 uninsured people living there successfully signed up for insurance on the ObamaCare exchange on the first day.

According to LifeNews, Huelskamp had his own difficulties signing up in the exchanges as well, waiting “on hold” for over 60 hours, and still, as of Thursday, being unable to sign up.


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Welcome to America

Electrongod on October 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Whine, whine, whine…

lostmotherland on October 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Is there an App for the iPhone?

Electrongod on October 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

So what?

Its the weekend and the first cool front of the fall is due here tomorrow.

cozmo on October 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

lostmotherland on October 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

We’re used to you whining by now.

Whine on loser.

cozmo on October 4, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Maybe a new iPhone that automatically signs you up when your life is in danger..

Electrongod on October 4, 2013 at 8:44 PM

“I can’t imagine Apple or Ford or McDonald’s rolling out any new product before making perfectly sure they first could provide what they promised,” he said.

Exactly. Didn’t anybody test this turkey to see if it could fly?

predator on October 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Happy Friday!

KCB on October 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

lostmotherland on October 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Keep digging, you’re not quite there yet.

Bmore on October 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Glitches are a small inconvenience that you can still get around. Obamacare doesn’t work.

El_Terrible on October 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

So what?

Its the weekend and the first cool front of the fall is due here tomorrow.

cozmo on October 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

What is the exact temperature when you re- pants?

katy the mean old lady on October 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Wait til you need to actually… you know… see a doctor.

faraway on October 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Whine, whine, whine…

lostmotherland on October 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Error 404

Electrongod on October 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

So what?

Its the weekend and the first cool front of the fall is due here tomorrow.

cozmo on October 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

I love fall. What is fall in Texas – 75 degrees?

gophergirl on October 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Error 404

Electrongod on October 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Snort.

katy the mean old lady on October 4, 2013 at 8:48 PM

katy the mean old lady on October 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Don’t know, we are in uncharted territory.

I was doing some roofing on a hot day at the beginning of summer and haven’t been cool since.

cozmo on October 4, 2013 at 8:48 PM

So what?

Its the weekend and the first cool front of the fall is due here tomorrow.

cozmo on October 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

http://www.kotatv.com/story/10063035/deadwood-gets-30-inches-of-snow-from-blizzard

davidk on October 4, 2013 at 8:48 PM

fall in Texas?

It’s just football.

faraway on October 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Beautifully Broken – Govt Mule

thatsafactjack on October 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

ObamaCare: the efficiency of the Postal Service, the sustainability of Social Security, and all the compassion of the IRS …

ShainS on October 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Error 404

Electrongod on October 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Obamacare site has been giving me Error 500.

What was Obama’s email again? I forgot it… it was an email he specifically set up to report right wing activities. I need to tell the President that a right winger messed up his website.

El_Terrible on October 4, 2013 at 8:50 PM

OT: Another unhappy ObamaCare customer

A man set himself on fire on the National Mall in the nation’s capital

faraway on October 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

New Steyn…

Shutdown Simulacrum

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

I love fall. What is fall in Texas – 75 degrees?

gophergirl on October 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

91 yesterday, 89 today, lows in 70′s, 60′s if we are lucky. Tomorrow we may see upper 50′s for a low. It hasn’t been that cool here since spring.

cozmo on October 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Whine, whine, whine…

lostmotherland on October 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

That’d be your response to Jews on their way to the Nazi ovens, scumbag …

ShainS on October 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Remember that pic of Pelosi holding that over-sized gavel and the smug grin on her face..

Good times…

Electrongod on October 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

On Thursday, the government’s official Obamacare Facebook page was riddled with people expressing sticker shock over the government’s high cost premiums after struggling for hours to wade through the technical failures vexing Obamacare exchanges all across the country.

They aren’t going to be able to blame this snag on technical glitches. Even gay Chad from Chattanooga was complaining about the costs- and he was a plant!

Happy Nomad on October 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

davidk on October 4, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Been there. Really like the area.

cozmo on October 4, 2013 at 8:53 PM

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/eric-scheiner/open-business-govt-erect-98670-outhouse

davidk on October 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

The first brick and mortar ObamaCare store?

faraway on October 4, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Those condemned to die by the Death Panels will heretofore be referred to as “glitches”

ShainS on October 4, 2013 at 8:53 PM

ObamaCare: the efficiency of the Postal Service, the sustainability of Social Security, and all the compassion of the IRS …

ShainS on October 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

If you haven’t seen this USPS video, you are in for a surprise.

El_Terrible on October 4, 2013 at 8:53 PM

lostmotherland on October 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

We’re not whining. We’re laughing at your ‘messiah’ and his signature accomplishment… the greatest progressive failure in the history of the United States of America.

thatsafactjack on October 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM

ObamaCare: the efficiency of the Postal Service, the sustainability of Social Security, and all the compassion of the IRS …

ShainS on October 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

And all the information collecting programs of the NSA.

Happy Nomad on October 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

If you haven’t seen this USPS video, you are in for a surprise.

El_Terrible on October 4, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I posted that on another thread. Any odds on whether or not she gets canned?

predator on October 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

We’re used to you whining by now.

Whine on loser.

cozmo on October 4, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Yep!

It’s only news when lying leftards like lostmotherland aren’t whining about something…

Anti-Control on October 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

My company had 2 people enroll across all of our health exchange plans. There is no way this thing is going to scale. Just wait until the rates are adjusted upwards due to not enough young people.

ArkyDore on October 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Whine, whine, whine Baa, baa, baa

lostmotherland on October 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

That’s him. Waaaaaay up front…on the left…leading second from behind.

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

I posted that on another thread. Any odds on whether or not she gets canned?

predator on October 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

She’s not wearing a uniform, so speculation is that she might not be union worker, but a contract worker. She ruined some of that lawn though. Unbelievable.

El_Terrible on October 4, 2013 at 8:58 PM

It’s way too early to judge everything about the Obamacare exchanges — Thursday was only the third day of a six-month open enrollment period. Health care experts say the administration has a while to get it right.

And how are they going to get the shockingly higher premiums and deductibles right?

de rigueur on October 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

OT: Chad went to one of Obama’s balls

faraway on October 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

If you haven’t seen this USPS video, you are in for a surprise.

El_Terrible on October 4, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Holy shiite!

I haven’t laughed that hard in ages (tears streaming down my face) … thanks.

ShainS on October 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

8″ of heavy, wet snow at the work location this morning, had to get out the galoshes.

rginco on October 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Michelle bachman had to tell wolfie the issues around this boondoggle

That tells you how much the lsm is in their own bubble only getting their info from the wh

Pathetic

cmsinaz on October 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

If you haven’t seen this USPS video, you are in for a surprise.

El_Terrible on October 4, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I think the driving across the lawn was my favorite part.

Happy Nomad on October 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM

She ruined some of that lawn though. Unbelievable.

El_Terrible on October 4, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Now I understand why snakes are found in mailboxes.

faraway on October 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM

CAVEAT EMPTOR: This column is not calling for violence, but for the capacity for violence, for righteous indignation, for the means to defend the unalienable rights that were enumerated by our fathers, passed down by our Holy Father, and now stand in jeopardy.

http://clashdaily.com/2013/10/call-arms-pitchforks-now-gulags-mass-graves-later/

davidk on October 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM

“all the pent-up demand”
and
“under-estimated the interest”

Yeah, sure. No stories yet on the sticker-shock people are having. This turkey is doomed.

John the Libertarian on October 4, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Error 404

Electrongod on October 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Hahaha. Perfect.

PatriotGal2257 on October 4, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Michelle bachman had to tell wolfie the issues around this boondoggle

That tells you how much the lsm is in their own bubble only getting their info from the wh

Pathetic

cmsinaz on October 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Jeopardy Fail -$4600

Anti-Control on October 4, 2013 at 9:03 PM

“all the pent-up demand”
and
“under-estimated the interest”

Yeah, sure. No stories yet on the sticker-shock people are having. This turkey is doomed.

John the Libertarian on October 4, 2013 at 9:01 PM

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/03/Obamacare-Facebook-Erupts-With-Citizen-Sticker-Shock

davidk on October 4, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Y’all have a great weekend… I’ll see you on the open thread Sunday am

*clinky*

cmsinaz on October 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

And all the information collecting programs of the NSA.

Happy Nomad on October 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Good point!

Will include that in future postings …

ShainS on October 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

the government shutdown is only a ruse to provide a smoke screen for the failure that this website roll out has been.

ted c on October 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Michelle bachman had to tell wolfie the issues around this boondoggle

That tells you how much the lsm is in their own bubble only getting their info from the wh

Pathetic

cmsinaz on October 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Serious question.

Special Report tonight had a guy e-mail/tweet/whatever from Louisiana. He took the panel to task for being too inside DC and not recognizing how the government shutdown and the GOP holding firm resonates with the rest of the country. Being inside the beltway myself, is that true. Are the polls not picking up on the mood of the conservatives right now?

Happy Nomad on October 4, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Healthcare provided by Geocities.

tetriskid on October 4, 2013 at 9:05 PM

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Jeopardy Fail -$4600

Anti-Control on October 4, 2013 at 9:03 PM

That was C L A S S I C.

Murphy9 on October 4, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Soon,,,

70° and sunny. Every damned day. Far as the eye can see.

It’s perfect weather to do fun things like harass Senators, and go to the library and set up false barkycare accounts.

wolly4321 on October 4, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Y’all have a great weekend… I’ll see you on the open thread Sunday am

*clinky*

cmsinaz on October 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Have a great weekend!

Murphy9 on October 4, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Whine, whine, whine…

lostmotherflucker on October 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

…you’re boring!

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2013 at 9:07 PM

John the Libertarian on October 4, 2013 at 9:01 PM

People seem to forget. These are the good rates. These rates factor in young people. Just wait until young people do not sign up and they readjust the rates around June. People who got coverage will drop it midway through the year. It is just too expensive. An 80 year old male non smoker only has to pay 3 times the rate as a 20 year old male non smoker. The math just doesn’t work.

ArkyDore on October 4, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Happy Nomad on October 4, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Stopped in a Hardee’s in Milford, DE, to day. One group of people were not happy and everybody knew it.

davidk on October 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Welcome to America the ObamiNation

Electrongod on October 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

ReWrite™ engaged.

Steve Eggleston on October 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM

OT: Chad went to one of Obama’s balls

faraway on October 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

…where is the other one?

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Serious question.

Special Report tonight had a guy e-mail/tweet/whatever from Louisiana. He took the panel to task for being too inside DC and not recognizing how the government shutdown and the GOP holding firm resonates with the rest of the country. Being inside the beltway myself, is that true. Are the polls not picking up on the mood of the conservatives right now?

Happy Nomad on October 4, 2013 at 9:05 PM

I thought Rush had a caller who said somewhat the same thing yesterday, which he then expounded upon.

I think it was this story.

PatriotGal2257 on October 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

OT: Chad went to one of Obama’s balls

faraway on October 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

No, even I will not go there.

katy the mean old lady on October 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

OT: Chad went to one of Obama’s balls. Really!

wchadhenderson
9 months ago

I received my invitation to the Presidential inauguration today!

faraway on October 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

The woman who is behind the controls of ObamaCare was unable to convince even one person from Kansas, the state she used to govern, to sign up for it.

Typical government response these days to something like this would be SWAT teams.

Send them into the states and arrest all these people who were suppose to sign up. Obviously many are just racists and homophobes as well as global warming deniers. Raid their homes in the middle of the night, force them outside onto the ground, cuff them, taze them and be done with it. The rest will be much easier to control.

Sorta like what the Romans did, right?

JellyToast on October 4, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Y’all have a great weekend… I’ll see you on the open thread Sunday am

*clinky*

cmsinaz on October 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

…thank you!

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Wait til you need to actually… you know… see a doctor.

faraway on October 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

It’s going to make NICE look efficient.

Paging Sophie…a return volley is needed ;-)

Steve Eggleston on October 4, 2013 at 9:11 PM

I’m going to report right wing vandalism of healthcare.gov to AttackWatch.com. These right wingers completely messed up our President’s website. They left it a complete mess… now it only gives people errors when they try to sign up for MessiahCare.

El_Terrible on October 4, 2013 at 9:11 PM

The Drudge:
Gallup has The King’s approval rate down to 41%

Electrongod on October 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

…where is the other one?

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Ask Reggie.

Steve Eggleston on October 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Every once in a while I like to give props to a comment from some other site than HA.

Tequila, Newark, United States, moments ago

People are getting desperate, hopeless and uncertain about the future. Many young people are unemployed and living with their parents. Parents are back to supporting their unemployed children. Big companies are laying off workers to control cost. Small companies are not hiring or hiring part timers. Those lucky to be employed are under a lot of stress to take over laid off workers’ vacated tasks, and hourly workers find their hours being reduced to avoid the ACA mandate. Welcome to Obama’s America.


The story.

Bmore on October 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

OT: Chad went to one of Obama’s balls

faraway on October 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

I didn’t know he had any.

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Y’all have a great weekend… I’ll see you on the open thread Sunday am

*clinky*

cmsinaz on October 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Prost!

*clink*

Steve Eggleston on October 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

I must apologize. I’m terribly sorry.

We will not be forced to see a doctor under ObamaCare.

We simply go to the WhiteHouse and Obama will lay hands on us. Praise Barry.

faraway on October 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Welcome to healthcare brought to you by the same people who run the USPS and Amtrak.

csdeven on October 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

moooch has it in a mason jar in the study..

going2mars on October 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

I didn’t know he had any.

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Not possessed by him, anyway.

Electrongod on October 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Sorta like what the Romans did, right?

JellyToast on October 4, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Is that why this guy is hanging around? http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/10/03/moutain-lion-spotted-in-southeast-d-c/

katy the mean old lady on October 4, 2013 at 9:14 PM

It’s going to make NICE look efficient.

Paging Sophie…a return volley is needed ;-)

Steve Eggleston on October 4, 2013 at 9:11 PM

With Obama as Lord Feverstone.

Feverstone’s character is one that would now probably be described as that of a sociopath or psychopath, with great charm, complete self-centredness, and a lack of guilt. Feverstone notes that he never cheats unless he needs money, which (to him) shows that he has a clear conscience.

Murphy9 on October 4, 2013 at 9:14 PM

I must apologize. I’m terribly sorry.

We will not be forced to see a doctor under ObamaCare.

We simply go to the WhiteHouse and Obama will lay hands on us. Praise Barry.

faraway on October 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Too soon for that joke.

Steve Eggleston on October 4, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Michelle bachman had to tell wolfie the issues around this boondoggle

That tells you how much the lsm is in their own bubble only getting their info from the wh

Pathetic

cmsinaz on October 4, 2013 at 8:59 PM

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Jeopardy Fail -$4600

Anti-Control on October 4, 2013 at 9:03 PM

As Michelle Bachman said, she and other Republicans have never been happier, and expect to start winning the national debate any day now! Keep that dang government down, it’s so much fun!

bayam on October 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Welcome to healthcare brought to you by the same people who run the USPS and Amtrak.

csdeven on October 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Just like Romneycare(mASScare)?

Murphy9 on October 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Oh, for what its worth, I think Cruz played this well.

Bmore on October 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

As Michelle Bachman said, she and other Republicans have never been happier, and expect to start winning the national debate any day now! Keep that dang government down, it’s so much fun!

bayam on October 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

You poor devout disciple of Government!

Murphy9 on October 4, 2013 at 9:16 PM

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Jeopardy Fail -$4600

Anti-Control on October 4, 2013 at 9:03 PM

I much prefer Chris Matthews epic failure after repeatedly commenting about Chris won $2300.

October 2, 2008:

“Is this [vice presidential debate] about her brain power?… Do you think cute will beat brains?…Do you think she’d do better on the questions on Jeopardy! or the interview they do during a half-time?…My suspicion is that she has the same lack of intellectual curiosity that the President of the United States has right now and that is scary!”

January 12, 2010:

They find these empty vessels who know nothing about the world! Nothing about foreign policy! Who immediately begin to spout the neo-con line. I read her book — it’s full of that crap….It’s unbelievable how little this woman knows!…Don’t put her on Jeopardy!”

November 2, 2010:

“Senator, do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to be President of the United States?…If she were on Jeopardy! right now and the topic was national government, American government generally defined, would she look like an imbecile, or would she look okay? Does she know anything?”

January 19, 2011:

“I’d like to see her on just a couple of episodes of Celebrity Jeopardy! or It’s Academic Mac McGarry to just see if she knows anything.”

Happy Nomad on October 4, 2013 at 9:16 PM

bayam on October 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

…the ba11ess brayer is back!

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2013 at 9:18 PM

You poor devout disciple of Government!

Murphy9 on October 4, 2013 at 9:16 PM

You could have shortened the description of The Brayer to “fool” ;-)

Steve Eggleston on October 4, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Oh, for what its worth, I think Cruz played this well.

Bmore on October 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

No doubt…

I had my doubts back then..

Electrongod on October 4, 2013 at 9:18 PM

OT: Tornado in Wayne, ???? Is that true?

UnderstandingisPower on October 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM

http://www.9news.com/news/article/358379/339/Tornado-heavy-rain-reported-in-E-Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A strong storm blew through northeast Nebraska on Friday evening, bringing strong winds and a possible tornado that destroyed multiple homes in the town of Wayne.

Witnesses reported seeing a tornado touch down in the southern and southeastern sections of Wayne, causing extensive damage. The Nebraska State Patrol and local emergency responders were on the scene, and were summoning help from the surrounding area, according to Sioux City television station KTIV. Witnesses told the station that the tornado appeared to be 2 miles wide.

Murphy9 on October 4, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Wait til you need to actually… you know… see a doctor.

faraway on October 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Exactly.

Health insurance =/= healthcare.

In addition to universal healthcare, guess what else the NHS covers?

Dental.

And, everyone knows that the state of British teeth is so stellar that they make global blockbusters featuring them.

Then there’s stuff like this…

Iraq War veteran pulls out 13 of his own teeth with pliers ‘because he couldn’t find an NHS dentist’

But, pay me no mind. According to Obama and his lapdogs, like the Arab Spring, Error404Care IS GONNA BE GREAT!!!

Resist We Much on October 4, 2013 at 9:19 PM

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