Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on October 21, 2013 by Allahpundit

They’ve got a few weeks.

But if federal officials can’t get the new online insurance marketplace running smoothly by mid-November, the problems plaguing the 3-week-old website could become a far bigger threat to the success of the health law, hampering enrollment and fueling opponents’ calls to delay implementation, analysts say…

“If we’re not seeing a substantial improvement in the next two or three weeks, we’ll be in a bad place,” said , director of exchange technology at Leavitt Partners, a consulting firm. “We’re already behind the curve in getting to that 7 million mark.”

***

Public awareness of the new health insurance exchanges has risen substantially in the weeks since they opened, but only a small percentage of consumers have visited the sites. Most of those already have insurance and are simply trying to learn more about the program, according to a survey released on Monday by the Pew Research Center.

The survey found that only about 3 in 10 people thought the exchanges were working well. That appears to reflect widespread reports that many of the 34 states with exchanges run by the federal government have encountered technical problems, while state-run insurance exchanges appear to be functioning more smoothly…

Even among the uninsured who plan to visit the sites, many were not yet seriously thinking of the exchanges as a health insurance option. While 64 percent of uninsured Americans either have visited or plan to visit an exchange Web site, only 33 percent said they were looking at health insurance options for themselves and their families. Nearly as many (29 percent) said they had visited or planned to visit the sites but only to learn about the exchanges, not to look at options for themselves, the survey found.

***

President Obama said Monday he’s “frustrated” by the disastrous launch of an online computer marketplace for Obamacare. Here are five reasons why frustration isn’t enough. He should be frightened…

Nobody expects the chief executive to be reviewing computer code or hosting East Room “hackathons.” But this falls on him. The CEO of a corporation or country is uniquely responsible for making sure the team is on task, and he or she is ultimately responsible if it’s not. In Obama’s case, did he demand thorough updates on the progress of the site? If so, did he ask the right questions? Did he put the right people on the job in the first place? Given the horrid first days of Obamacare, the answer to at least one of those questions must be “no.”

***

The names on the team coming in to fix the site? The Obama administration isn’t saying.

“I don’t have a list of names, but they include people from within the federal government and from the private sector,” a Department Of Health And Human Services official told BuzzFeed. The official referred questions about team to a Sunday HHS blog post that described “a tech surge” on its way to fix the troubled site…

During the daily White House press briefing shortly after Obama’s speech, Press Secretary Jay Carney declined to say who was on the team and referred questions to HHS.

***

Anyone who has been part of a federal project that involves technical work performed by contractors has got to be shaking his head today at the vision of outsiders swooping into a massive project and fixing complex mistakes. The attempt to integrate new people with very high opinions of their own technical prowess into this mind-numbingly complicated undertaking will involve a lot of unpleasant meetings that waste the time of people who should be working on the site, the endeavor will be severely hamstrung by the basic character of federal contracting work (in which the four corners of the contract are everything and rules matter more than goals), and it will all only delay the inevitable end game—which is that the contractors who screwed this up will need to be the people who unscrew it, they will do it slowly and clumsily, and they will get paid handsomely by the taxpayer for the additional work.

***

Putting a positive spin on things, they said that people appear to really value the opportunity to talk something as important as health insurance over with an actual human being. Still, it’s fairly obvious that heavy reliance on phone calls was not part of Plan A for the rollout. One major tell is that the phone number—1-800-318-2596—is just a random string of digits rather than something more memorable. Health and Human Services runs a 1-800-MEDICARE phone number for questions about Medicare, but they didn’t get 1-800-OBAMACARE or anything similar.

Now one question I had about this new emphasis on “alternate pathways” is whether that really solves the problem. After all, if you apply on the phone, that just means someone is on the other side of the phone call punching information into a computer. The officials assure us that the “data hub” that a phone answerer would be querying to run this part of the application does in fact work, so people should be able to sign up by phone regardless of problems with the customer-facing website. On the other hand, there are obviously substantial bottlenecks in terms of the actual number of people available to answer calls. This just isn’t the way the administration anticipated people signing up, and to get real volume of people in plans, they’re going to need to make the website work.

***

While the administration is urging patience, Democrats who will face voters in a little over a year don’t have the luxury of time. They’re having to make decisions now about how to position themselves if the administration continues to struggle with implementing the central piece of a law they supported.

Democratic political strategists are racing to find the safest ground for 2014 House and Senate candidates who support the law but don’t want to be dragged down if things don’t get better — and fast. “Democrats running in 2014 need to be for fixing health care and need to run hard against those that want to repeal and defund it. They shouldn’t own responsibility for problems with the law or its implementation,” said one Democratic Party operative.

In another potentially troubling sign for the White House, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, Dick Durbin of Illinois, said on “Fox News Sunday” that Sebelius will, at some point, have to testify on the Hill.

Several Democrats told POLITICO they aren’t getting good answers either, even in private.

***

Insurance executives said in interviews that they were frustrated because they did not know the government’s plan or schedule for repairs. Insurers have found that the system provides them with incorrect information about some enrollees, repeatedly enrolls and cancels the enrollments of others, and simply loses the enrollments of still others.

Correcting those errors, specialists said, could require extensive rewriting of software code. Insurers said it could be weeks before their data and the government’s could be reconciled…

According to one specialist, the Web site contains about 500 million lines of software code. By comparison, a large bank’s computer system is typically about one-fifth that size.

***

In New York, one of only 16 states that has its own exchange, not one person had succeeded in using the site to enroll in a plan as of Friday.

Donna Frescatore, director of the New York State of Health marketplace, said Friday that 134,000 people had registered and shopped on the state’s online health care site since its Oct. 1 launch, and thousands signed up to enroll in a plan.

But the state has repeatedly delayed electronically transmitting those users’ data to insurers offering health plans.

The department, which held off in order to verify the accuracy of the information users submitted, said it would transfer the first batch of enrollees’ data — which includes thousands of transactions — as early as Friday night.

***

Consumer Reports, which publishes reviews of consumer products and services, advised its readers to avoid the federal health-care exchange “for at least another month if you can.” “Hopefully that will be long enough for its software vendors to clean up the mess they’ve made,” the magazine said, having tested the site themselves over the course of the past three weeks.

Noting that only 271,000 of the 9.47 million people who tried signing up in the first week managed to create an account, Consumer Reports then provided a few tips to those attempting to slog through the application process. From attempting successive logins because “error messages . . . may not always match reality” to checking one’s inbox frequently because missing an e-mail a user will be timed out of the site and forced to start from square one, none of the suggestions guaranteed success.

***

“The whole thing it wasn’t just one bad decision,” Slate’s Jacob Weisberg said. “It was architected wrong. There was clearly nobody in charge of this process who could manage it. But this is a huge, complicated, difficult process, and I guess I’m disappointed that someone who had pretenses of being the first tech president didn’t have his head wrapped around it enough to take those problems on. Even the president should have known that you beta test a piece of software like this.”…

“One of the reasons the technology worked so well in the campaign and may not work so well here is we didn’t outsource the campaign technology to the lowest bidder,” Gibbs said.

“There should be a tech surge,” he continued. “There should be not just the best and the brightest in Washington, but the best and the brightest from Silicon Valley who make this work every single day…Those people should be brought in to do triage, to get this system working, because we don’t have an option. This really is Ed Harris in Apollo 13: failure isn’t an option. The website can’t stop. We have to fix it as we’re doing this enrollment. It all has to be simultaneous, which is going to require a lot of really smart people in the room working on this twenty-four hours a day.”

***

Among uninsured Americans, 59% now say an exchange is available in their state, up from 50% a month ago. Yet there is no shift in the share of uninsured who say they plan to get insurance because of the new law that requires individuals to sign up by the end of the year.

Most uninsured Americans (65%) say they plan to get health insurance over the course of the next six months, but just 26% say this is because of the new health care law while 38% say they had planned to get insurance anyway. These proportions are little changed from last month.

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But the failed rollout has already raised ideological issues of broader significance. It has reinforced a widely held, preexisting belief that government-run health systems are bureaucratic nightmares. And it has added credence to the libertarian argument that some human systems are too complex to be effectively managed. Perhaps the problem with Obamacare is not failed leadership but rather the whole project of putting a federal agency, 55 contractors and 500 million lines of software code in charge of a health system intended to cover millions of Americans.

I am not a libertarian who argues against the need for programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. But Friedrich Hayek has this much going for him: He understood that the challenge of technocratic planning is always limited information: “The peculiar character of the problem of a rational economic order is determined precisely by the fact that the knowledge of the circumstances of which we must make use never exists in concentrated or integrated form but solely as the dispersed bits of incomplete and frequently contradictory knowledge which all the separate individuals possess.”

Which is why planning tends to fail, particularly in highly complex systems. “This is not a dispute about whether planning is to be done or not,” Hayek said. “It is a dispute as to whether planning is to be done centrally, by one authority for the whole economic system, or is to be divided among many individuals.”

So maybe the problem is not Obama or Sebelius but rather a government program that requires superhuman technocratic mastery.

***

“No one beta-tested the site, which is almost criminal if you think about it.”​

***

“Five days before the launch, the president said it’s a website where you can compare and purchase affordable health care plans, the same way you shop for a plane ticket on Kayak. Who misled him? Who misled the president on this? Are you telling me five days before that somebody let the president go out to the American public to give this speech and say this and make this promise? In fact, the next line is: I promise you, this is a lot easier, it’s like booking a hotel or plane ticket. Who let him down?”

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Shut up petunia…B9999!!!

KCB on October 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

How can this not turn into single-payer? We already know it’s a failure. How do we prevent what they want to happen next?

rjcylon on October 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

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ACT NOW!!!!

Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Hi Sophie!

KCB on October 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Shut up petunia…B9999!!!

KCB on October 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

LOL!:)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Hey, Ken. Have you chosen your ‘free shit’ yet?

President Shamwow-in-Chief is dying to know!

Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 10:46 PM

“The whole thing it wasn’t just one bad decision,” Slate’s Jacob Weisberg said. “It was architected wrong. There was clearly nobody in charge of this process who could manage it. But this is a huge, complicated, difficult process, and I guess I’m disappointed that someone who had pretenses of being the first tech president didn’t have his head wrapped around it enough to take those problems on. Even the president should have known that you beta test a piece of software like this.”

^ yeah, and you’re a genius.

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

0′care is the biggest clusterfcuk of our times…

OmahaConservative on October 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

I realize I’m incredibly late to this particular party but:

A UFBS Shark Bites

And then proceeds to

Dissect

Line by line

Any

And all

Stupidity

Deemed

To be

Too stupid

To Stand

On it’s own,

Primarily using

Super snark

And occasionally

Other pop culture references

All in the hopes of

Entertaining

The HA

Crowd

nobar on October 21, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

“…architected wrong”….

Slate really needs to hire some editors.

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 10:49 PM

She is pretty dumb, huh?

wolly4321 on October 21, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Every day the fed’s Atari 1000 servers are down, Americans are dying.

That blood is on your hands, Dog Eater and Frau Mengele, blood on your hands.

Bishop on October 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

“…architected wrong”….

Slate really needs to hire some editors.

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Architecturin’ is hard.

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST!

Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM

LOL! Good evening, RWM. :) Good to see you.

I’ve read your posts today. Very nice work, indeed.

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Lugar 9mm to my head.

Log on to zee site!

No.

wolly4321 on October 21, 2013 at 10:53 PM

They are claiming 476,000 people registered.

They are hiding the number of people ENROLLED better than Obama’s birth certificate and college grades.

Hundreds of thousands of people have already said, “No, I don’t want it after all”.

Because they were on a website and could choose NOT to enroll.

NOTE: None of the GOPe-meda have picked up on this obvious fact … because it is NOT part of the Kneepad Media narrative.

The 1-800 line is the SOLUTION to the low enrollemnt numbers.

There are going to be people ENROLLED by the 1-800 line who will have NEVER authorized their enrollment.

Does anyone really think they will be able to say, “No, I don’t want it after all.”

… and make it stick after CALLING the Federal Government ???

PolAgnostic on October 21, 2013 at 10:54 PM

“…going to require a lot of really smart people in the room working on this twenty-four hours a day.”

Well that’s going to cause a problem, seeing that the Obama people in the room, who created the mess, think that they ARE THE SMARTEST PEOPLE IN THE ROOM.

GarandFan on October 21, 2013 at 10:54 PM

She is pretty dumb, huh?

wolly4321 on October 21, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Earlier today (youtube link wasn’t in the original)

but leave the Republican Party alone!!!!
BRITNNEYYYY!!!!

nobar on October 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

The Final Solution…

d1carter on October 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Slate really needs to hire some editors.

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 10:49 PM

They could start with some writers. :)

He inflicts Slate on us. I don’t know why. He doesn’t quote Stuff Magazine, or Speaker Builder.

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Thx, Jackie and hi!

Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Lugar 9mm to my head.

Log on to zee site!

No.

wolly4321 on October 21, 2013 at 10:53 PM

They’ll just drain your bank accounts, then send in teh paramilitary IRS agents.

Murphy9 on October 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Still laughing. ;-)

TXUS on October 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM

One major tell is that the phone number—1-800-318-2596—is just a random string of digits rather than something more memorable.

And if you believe that…

cs89 on October 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM

. . . These people have lost their minds, they are marching down the street, and my dream girl is their drum major. And there’s Spark — and he would be doing cartwheels alongside.

I’m too late. I dug too slowly.

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Evenin’, y’all.
I had an interview today.
Verdict ‘morrow.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

lol! Competent writers ideologically pure enough for Slate are a myth. The site is testament to that fact every day.

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 11:02 PM

YOU GUYS ARE DESTROYING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

You want purity, and stuff, and we’ll be in the woods for 300 years.

Seriously,, Cruz should ignore that standing ovation and kiss mccains tumour.

Make peace with the progs…

wolly4321 on October 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

.
Asked the Man upstairs to weigh in on your side

PolAgnostic on October 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Good evening, ALT. :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And best of luck with the job, too. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 11:04 PM

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Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Superb!

Evening and Happy Birthday alt.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

PolAgnostic on October 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM

i have-so have others.
I’ll be taking a bit of a pay cut-but it’s worth it.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

wolly4321 on October 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM

.
How pleasant, the representatives of the Vichy government are able to join us tonight.

;->

PolAgnostic on October 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Shoppers: 500,000

Buyers: 0

New Coke and Edsel are looking pretty good right now.

faraway on October 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Thanks!

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Still laughing. ;-)

TXUS on October 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM

hehehe

Did you hear that Sparky is totally psyched that his new RoncoCare Bronze Plan© policy carries maternity, neo-natal, and hysterectomy benefits?

Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

One major tell is that the phone number—1-800-318-2596—is just a random string of digits rather than something more memorable.

I’m seriously laughing out loud.

Health and Human Services runs a 1-800-MEDICARE phone number for questions about Medicare, but they didn’t get 1-800-OBAMACARE or anything similar.

No, they got 1-800-F1UCK-YO!

It’s memorable, for sure!

ITguy on October 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

They’ve got a few weeks.

That’s the technical timeline for enrollment.

Far less when discussing public tolerance.

On his show today, Sean Hannity called in on the number the lazy stupid President plugged multiple times as the way to establish an account and enroll in an Obamacare plan. Turns out they can’t do a damn thing at the call center for you until you (wait for it) log in and establish an account. And BTW the site is down for the next two days and they are not even calling it an upgrade this time the way they did last time.

IMO they are doing a virtual Heimlich maneuver behind the curtains. And, IMO, that’s only for show.

Happy Nomad on October 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Isn’t it funny that the most PC rats on Earth put the white bland looking chick on the main Healthcare.gov page?

I can’t quit smirking at that.

Machiavelli/Orwell/Goebbels/Munchhausen/Pinocchio all are having a party, at the expense of obama’s America.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2013 at 11:09 PM

How pleasant, the representatives of the Vichy government are able to join us tonight.

;->

PolAgnostic on October 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

How the hell did I get Vitchy’d?

I’m not Vitchy’d. You’re Vitchy’d.

. . . Vitchy!

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Sorry. T was automatic, what with English.

Anyway, they misspell it.

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Thanks!

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

.
I, for one, am far too diplomatic to bring up your advanced age.

PolAgnostic on October 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

ACT NOW!!!!

Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 10:43 PM

But wait – there’s more!

Midas on October 21, 2013 at 11:11 PM

ACT NOW!!!!

Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 10:43 PM

But wait – there’s more!

Midas on October 21, 2013 at 11:11 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

drain your bank accounts, then send in teh paramilitary IRS agents. Murphy9 on October 21, 2013 at 10:56 P

I don’t have a bank account.

wolly4321 on October 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

lol :)

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Evenin’, y’all.
I had an interview today.
Verdict ‘morrow.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

…good luck!…and seven hugs!

KOOLAID2 on October 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Plus, isn’t it “racist” to post that white chick only on Healthcare.gov?

You got to love the leftist’s ‘thinking’.

I can’t wait for a troll to defend this.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM

PolAgnostic on October 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

43 Baby-and I did 50 guys push ups this afternoon…in one shot.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Did you hear that Sparky is totally psyched that his new RoncoCare Bronze Plan© policy carries maternity, neo-natal, and hysterectomy benefits?

Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM


Well
, a slattern like Sparky is certainly going to need ALL of those …

… and I get a two-fer on that remark. Sparky has to look up the word and I get to see if it makes it paste the T1000 Moderator.

PolAgnostic on October 21, 2013 at 11:15 PM

don’t have far off the ground to go

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 11:16 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Best of luck, ALT. But if you get the gig, will you be twerping or twerking when you know? Inquiring commenters want to know. ;-)

TXUS on October 21, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Good evening, my friend. :)

They can’t… all the trolls are still on hold, trying to use that awesome Obamacare phone sign up system. We may not see them until at least March. ;)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Daddy, have you plugged the hole yet??

txmomof6 on October 21, 2013 at 11:17 PM

43 Baby-and I did 50 guys push ups this afternoon…in one shot.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM

.
I am biting my keyboard rather than take the second part of that remark and running with it …

… besides, I am allergic to bullet holes.

;)

PolAgnostic on October 21, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Are you telling me five days before that somebody let the president go out to the American public to give this speech and say this and make this promise? In fact, the next line is: I promise you, this is a lot easier, it’s like booking a hotel or plane ticket. Who let him down?”

Nothing is ever Obama’s fault. It’s always someone else who let him down, usually a low level rogue employe somewhere. Obama just plays the piano.

VorDaj on October 21, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Stupidest f-ing President ever!

VorDaj on October 21, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Obama is clueless and brainless.

VorDaj on October 21, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I’ll either be a cashier-or be making pizzas. Really. *It’s a high-end grocery w/ different food service areas.*

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Did you hear that Sparky is totally psyched that his new RoncoCare Bronze Plan© policy carries maternity, neo-natal, and hysterectomy benefits?

Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I’m sure the Sparkster’s on Cloud 69 about it.

TXUS on October 21, 2013 at 11:20 PM

it paste the T1000 Moderator.


paste?

{d e e p … s i g h}

passed

PolAgnostic on October 21, 2013 at 11:20 PM

We may not see them until at least March. ;)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Evening J. We won’t be that lucky :(

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2013 at 11:21 PM

President Shamwow-in-Chief is dying to know!

Resist We Much on October 21, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I truly hate the dog eater.

KCB on October 21, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Daddy, have you plugged the hole yet??

txmomof6 on October 21, 2013 at 11:17 PM

:-)

He’s called in the experts, so that he can talk to them and figure out whose ass to kick…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yghFBt-fXmw

ITguy on October 21, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Stupidest f-ing President ever!

VorDaj on October 21, 2013 at 11:19 PM

And the meanest sickest beast to ever inhabit the citizens’ house.

All, go see Drudge. He looks horrific of late, like a sick devil.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Stupidest f-ing President ever!

VorDaj on October 21, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Have you not realized that so far as culture cares the stupid lazy coward in the White House is MLK, Nelson Mandella, and Christ all rolled up into one?

Happy Nomad on October 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM

PolAgnostic on October 21, 2013 at 11:17 PM

It seems that I’m getting hit w/ a lot healthwise lately. If I can still knock out the push-ups…I can’t be that sick.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2013 at 11:21 PM

I know.

But it’s such a wonderful thought. :)

Still, though, I get a little smile when I think of them…. trying to register and failing. The frustration level must be monumental. LOL!

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I’ll either be a cashier-or be making pizzas. Really. *It’s a high-end grocery w/ different food service areas.*

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Me, I vote for cashier, since I know we’d get some “interesting” EBT stories. ;-)

TXUS on October 21, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Went on a popcorn run. Did anyone say anything stupid while i was gone?

KCB on October 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM

All, go see Drudge. He looks horrific of late, like a sick devil.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2013 at 11:22 PM

He does look awful. Blotchy, too. Wonder how his blood pressure is these days?

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Just watched my new favorite guilty pleasure – the Blacklist. Hard to believe it’s more entertaining that even HA :)

gophergirl on October 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM

BRET BAIER: Senator, quickly. Tea party supporters point to the $2 billion fund for a dam project in Kentucky, saying that was a deal for you. You deny that.

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): Well, I didn’t request it, but it saved taxpayers $160 million. It was requested by President Obama, by the Senator from Tennessee, a Senator from California. It happened to be physically located in Kentucky. It’s related to the inland waterway system and had that step not been taken, it would have cost taxpayers $160 million. Imagine that, we actually saved $160 million in a spending bill.

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GOPe-media channel FOX News letting stand the same logic used EVERY day by liberals ….

“We are SAVING almost 10% of what we we are SPENDING!!!”

PolAgnostic on October 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM

43 Baby-and I did 50 guys push ups this afternoon…in one shot.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Impressive for a girl your age. *DUCKS!*

KCB on October 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Went on a popcorn run. Did anyone say anything stupid while i was gone?

KCB on October 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM

^ Thread winner. :)

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

He inflicts Slate on us. I don’t know why. He doesn’t quote Stuff Magazine, or Speaker Builder.

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Better Slate than his midget Canadian buddy, David Frum.

bw222 on October 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM

What’s vichy?

Hey ALT. You still can’t get a senior discount.

But not the less,, happy day. I hope it’s a great one.

You are good people, a rare breed. Honest. Funny.

In my book, you are A- ok.

Wolly(Bill)

wolly4321 on October 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Hi Axe!

KCB on October 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Impressive for a girl your age. *DUCKS!*

KCB on October 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

I’m a mean old little broad. Do NOT screw w/ me Kenny! LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Hi Axe!

KCB on October 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Hi, Ken. :) I’m standing back tonight. It’s a high-energy night for some people, for some reason. Hey, is the moon full?

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 11:33 PM

wolly4321 on October 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM

What a nice thing to say.
thanks!

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Where is Canada?

Murphy9 on October 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

For ALT on her Birthday

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:32 PM

MWAAHH!

KCB on October 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

It seems that I’m getting hit w/ a lot healthwise lately. If I can still knock out the push-ups…I can’t be that sick.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM

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uhmmmmmm, I think it’s fantastic you can do that many push ups …

… but on the other hand, I’ve learned the hard way that pushing your body too hard when it’s signaling “things are not perfect” is not a great idea.

It never hurts to unwind a little bit … find a troll & kick sand in its face.

:)

PolAgnostic on October 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Still, though, I get a little smile when I think of them…. trying to register and failing. The frustration level must be monumental. LOL!

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Good lovely evening, Jackie. You may get a little smile, but I am in LMAO heaven thinking of the Obama-stash crowd having to actually “work” to get their newest freebie. I mean, this “ain’t like getting yo food stamps, yo welfare, yo Obamaphone. This heah some real work.”

TXUS on October 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Good evening alt!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! :)

Good luck tomorrow!!

Impressive on the pushups kiddo ;)

Scrumpy on October 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Dunno. Raining here and my Almanac’s wet.

KCB on October 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

+2 days. Yep.

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Good evening MG!! Good to see you all bright and lively :D
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Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen and 1 Cad ;)

Scrumpy on October 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

3 at 11:10 PM 43 Baby-and I did 50 guys push ups this afternoon…in one shot. annoyinglittletwerp on October 21, 2013 at 11:

Usually guy 50 push ups end up in one shot.

wolly4321 on October 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

i wonder if obozo has figured out how the hospitals and the doctors get paid yet. millions have lost their insurance, show up sick thinking someone will pay for their treatment but they have to pony up their deductibles before the doctor will see them, paymants are delayed for months and months…everything’s busted

gracie on October 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Dunno. Raining here and my Almanac’s wet.

KCB on October 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

I checked the interwebs.

Axe on October 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

TXUS on October 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Good evening, TXUS. :)Very good to see you. :)

I like to think of the trolls especially, each racing to be ‘first’ to sign for “The One” … and finding that 404error… and then finally resorting to the phone… only to be put on hold until their Obamcare phone battery goes dead. LOL!

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Scrumpy on October 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Good evening, Spritely One. :) Always wonderful to see you. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Dunno. Raining here and my Almanac’s wet.

KCB on October 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

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Raining here too … but thanks to my Acu>Rite Weather Station, I can say it is 3/4 moon!

Whether that is correct … that is a different question.

PolAgnostic on October 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

“Democratic political strategists are racing to find the safest ground for 2014 House and Senate candidates who support the law but don’t want to be dragged down if things don’t get better — and fast. “Democrats running in 2014 need to be for fixing health care and need to run hard against those that want to repeal and defund it. They shouldn’t own responsibility for problems with the law or its implementation,” said one Democratic Party operative.

Now, this is the way the Democrats are thinking and they will have a plan. How are the Republicans thinking? I can’t imagine Boehner and McConnell sitting down with political strategists and actually trying to come up with a plan. I always wonder if the Republicans understand who they’re up against and what it’s going to take to win. Somehow, I doubt it.

bflat879 on October 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Over

Bmore on October 21, 2013 at 11:41 PM

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