Video: The Healthcare Mash

posted at 10:01 pm on October 31, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Remy delivers a scare with the spookiest user experience there is. Healthcare.gov:


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Booooo—shhh!

PolAgnostic on October 31, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Booooo—shhh!

PolAgnostic on October 31, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Still frightens the Left…

Steve Eggleston on October 31, 2013 at 10:05 PM

This is awesome.

Day One: Six enrollees.

OT: Juan Williams trying to school David Limbaugh on Hannity about health-care economics. It’s not a fair fight.

BuckeyeSam on October 31, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Still frightens the Left…

Steve Eggleston on October 31, 2013 at 10:05 PM


Seems to be keeping the trolls at bay …

Everyone else must still be out trick-or-treating.

PolAgnostic on October 31, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Obama just read in the paper today that TOTUS has been spreading lies about keeping health insurance plans.

He’s going to get to the bottom of it. He’s going to pivot to this as his first priority.

/sorry, put this on a dead thread earlier

faraway on October 31, 2013 at 10:08 PM

BuckeyeSam on October 31, 2013 at 10:06 PM

You mean the brilliant Juan Williams who said that Michelle Malkin is not a serious journalist? That Juan Williams? That highly-accredited jewel of glittering ignorance?

predator on October 31, 2013 at 10:10 PM

OT: Juan Williams trying to school David Limbaugh on Hannity about health-care economics. It’s not a fair fight.

BuckeyeSam on October 31, 2013 at 10:06 PM

.
My level of disgust for Juan “Let me carry that water for you.” Williams is so great I would only tune in if the people having torespond to his insanity were allowed to first hit him in the face with a tennis racket.

Owwww, George Will just laid a punishing backhand upside of Juan’s face. Fortunately for Juan, being somewhat stunned and disoriented from that blow will only IMPROVE the quality of his reasoning.”

PolAgnostic on October 31, 2013 at 10:15 PM

…repeat!

KOOLAID2 on October 31, 2013 at 10:15 PM

The Hammurabi code line is a good one.

bluegill on October 31, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Juan Williams

Total Obama apologist.
He recites his talking points like a good little minion.

It’s the insurance companies’ fault!
The president didn’t lie!

VibrioCocci on October 31, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Just when you think ALL of the small-town newspaper integrity has been crushed out of existence, somebody comes along and proves you wrong:

Obama chickens out, skips Gettysburg ceremony – commentary by Donald Gilliland

Sally Jewell.

John Usher.

Ring any bells?

Didn’t think so.

They’re both nobodies – well, actually, they’re both Secretaries of the Interior.

The difference is when Usher travelled to Gettysburg, he went with his President.

When Jewell goes this November, she’ll be the headliner – her President is taking a pass.

Obama will be a no-show at the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

For a president who has so demonstrably associated himself with Lincoln – the heir of Lincoln’s policies who announced his candidacy from the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield and used the Lincoln Bible (twice) at his inauguration – this is nothing less than a profile in cowardice.

In the end, Barack Obama simply didn’t have the stones.

It’s sad.

And telling.

History will note that Lincoln’s legacy did not live up to the challenge.

http://blog.pennlive.com/gettysburg-150/2013/10/obama_chickens_out_skips_getty.html#incart_river_default

The Patriot News – Central PA

PolAgnostic on October 31, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Yes! The true horror this Halloween was listening to Juan Williams defend Obamacare.

Dhuka on October 31, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Allahpundit posted this earlier in the Green Room.

bluegill on October 31, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Allahpundit posted this earlier in the Green Room.

bluegill on October 31, 2013 at 10:23 PM

…shut-up stupid!…..that’s what “repeat” means!
…but then….you don’t read!

KOOLAID2 on October 31, 2013 at 10:28 PM

MKH your friends with him…isnt it time for a Intervention
for Juan…hes making NPR want to re-hire him…
help your brother out…

going2mars on October 31, 2013 at 10:29 PM

n a side note, we had a whopping fifteen kids trick r’treating
tonight, although we had pouring rain!

canopfor on October 31, 2013 at 10:25 PM

They came through the healthcare.gov portal?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 31, 2013 at 10:31 PM

This looks very promising:

‘Lone Survivor’ Screening Scores on Strength of Mark Wahlberg, Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell – by Jeff Sneider

Universal Pictures unveiled writer-director Peter Berg’s gripping war drama “Lone Survivor” Wednesday night in North Hollywood and not only does the studio have something special on its hands, it seems to know it, too.

How else to explain Ron Meyer’s attendance? The vice chairman of NBCUniversal introduced Berg, stars Mark Wahlberg and Taylor Kitsch and the real star of the evening, former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, the American hero who wrote the book on which the movie is based and more important, survived the harrowing events it depicts.

“Lone Survivor,” which may be the best war movie since Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” won the Best Picture Oscar in 2010, finds Luttrell (Wahlberg), Mike Murphy (Kitsch), Matt Axelrod (Ben Foster) and Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) caught behind enemy lines and on the run from the Taliban with limited communication to Lt. Commander Erik Kristensen (Eric Bana).

Luttrell received a hero’s welcome and a standing ovation following the rousing screening, which ended mere minutes after Wahlberg’s beloved Boston Red Sox won the World Series. The timing was fitting, given how Luttrell repeatedly referred to his fallen comrades as his “teammates.”

“The only people who know exactly what you are and what you’re capable of is the guy who’s to the right and the left of you,” Luttrell told the crowd. “Wives will say, ‘You don’t know my husband like I did.’ But in the back of my head I’m thinking, I know you’re husband better than you. I know everything about him. I know what he smells like after day one as opposed to day two without a shower. I know how he moves in the dark.

“Not only do I know everything about him, I know everything about you. What do you think we talk about staring at a tree for five days?”

Luttrell didn’t leave behind a shred of intensity on the battlefield. He’s a real-deal Navy SEAL in person, towering at 6’6″ over Wahlberg, who shines in the second half of the film when he’s forced to carry the film on his back.

“I never felt more pressure playing somebody, but I’ve never felt more pride either,” boasted Wahlberg, who also produced the film with a small army that included Wahlberg’s former assistant Randall Emmett, Akiva Goldsman and Berg’s Film 44 partner Sarah Aubrey.

“There isn’t anything I’ve felt more compelled to get done than this movie,” said Wahlberg, who humbly deflected moderator Tina Brown’s praise for training with actual SEALS before shooting the film. ”It was hard making the movie with Marcus there, but I was determined to try to make him as proud as I possibly could no matter how tired I was or beat up we got. We always had the luxury of going back to our hotel at the end of the night and those guys never go back.”

Berg credited Aubrey for insisting he read Luttrell’s book during a break from filming on the action movie “Hancock” in 2007, when Berg’s war movie “The Kingdom” was in post-production. After getting a meeting with Luttrell, Berg offered to show him some scenes from “The Kingdom,” and its legacy may very well be that it earned Berg the job of directing “Lone Survivor.”

“He caught me with his attention to detail,” Luttrell said, “and how he portrayed the enemy in the film.”

The former SEAL, whose military career ended due to injuries, said he warned the Berg to treat the story with respect, telling him that he screwed it up, “you gotta worry about the other 1200 to 1500 Navy SEALs who will come knocking at your door in the middle of the night and snatch you out of your bed.”

Berg confirmed the warning, adding that they went to a bar and “had about 500 beers and he told me then that he was going to give it to me and I just better not fuck it up.”

The dramatic arc of “Lone Survivor” is constructed around a complex moral dilemma: Should the SEALs kill the innocent Afghani goat herders who threaten their military op or retreat and abort their mission?

Wahlberg told the crowd that he and co-star Ben Foster “had endless debates” over drinks at the hotel bar about it, while Berg said the dilemma motivated him to make the movie.

With a service dog sound asleep on the stage in front of him, Luttrell described how he survived in a remote Afghanistan village while he waited to be rescued after his comrades were killed. While the movie features a prolonged gunfight across some incredibly rocky terrain, it does take certain liberties due to time constraints. The film unfolds over three days, but Luttrell says the real ordeal actually lasted five days.

“Like ‘The Fighter,’ it’s difficult subject matter to get especially women to see. Anything that has to do with war or fighting is usually a huge turn-off. But it’s our job to bring the story to as many people as possible,” said Wahlberg of the challenge facing the male-skewing movie.

Luttrell isn’t concerned with the movie’s box office performance, as he’s focused on The Lone Survivor Foundation, a charitable organization that supports returning veterans and raise money for the Afghanistan village that provided him food, water, shelter and safety. He has also kept in touch with an Afghani man named Gulab who risked his own life to save him.

“Lone Survivor” will premiere at AFI Fest on Nov. 12, after which the thought-provoking tearjerker will likely be considered an awards contender, especially seeing how different it is from the rest of the field.

As for Ron Meyer, the highlight of the night may have been when an older woman in the crowd stood up and explained how she normally doesn’t see “war pictures,” but braved Burbank traffic to see “Lone Survivor” because Meyer made the movie. Luttrell turned to Kitsch and quietly asked who Meyer was. Kitsch smiled discreetly and helped him out.

After all, what are teammates for?

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/lone-survivor-screening-scores-strength-mark-wahlberg-navy-233718185.html

PolAgnostic on October 31, 2013 at 10:34 PM

BuckeyeSam on October 31, 2013 at 10:06 PM

You mean the brilliant Juan Williams who said that Michelle Malkin is not a serious journalist? That Juan Williams? That highly-accredited jewel of glittering ignorance?

predator on October 31, 2013 at 10:10 PM

That’s the one.

The bright shining light of journalistic integrity.

/s/

Solaratov on October 31, 2013 at 10:34 PM

They did the mash
They did the democrat healthcare destruction mash
The democrat healthcare destruction mash
It was a graveyard smash
They did the mash
The bill to be rammed trough the constitution in a flash
They did the mash
They did the democrat healthcare destruction mash

The Zombies were having fun
Their party had just begun
The guests included Kevorkian
Mengele and Roberts, his son

The scene was rockin’, all were digging the sounds
America held in chains, threaten by baying bureaucrat hounds
The coffin-bangers were about to arrive
With their vocal group, “The Grave-digger Obama Five”

VorDaj on October 31, 2013 at 10:35 PM

They came through the healthcare.gov portal?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 31, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Unlikely. People go in, but they don’t come out.

VorDaj on October 31, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Gaylord Radar
*************

canopfor on October 31, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Is that like Gaydar?

Solaratov on October 31, 2013 at 10:38 PM

is Juan Williams the new Helen Thomas..??

going2mars on October 31, 2013 at 10:38 PM

canopfor on October 31, 2013 at 10:25 PM

They came through the healthcare.gov portal?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 31, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Attila (Pillage Idiot):

Crap,now you tell me. I should of closed the Spook Star Gate thingy.:0

canopfor on October 31, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Gaylord Radar
*************

canopfor on October 31, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Is that like Gaydar?

Solaratov on October 31, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Solaratov:Oooh dats a good one,

well, its in Michigan!!:)

canopfor on October 31, 2013 at 10:40 PM

I’m putting 2:1 odds that Sharyl Attkisson has a terrible car crash, or a heart attack soon. The ObamaMob will be angry.

faraway on October 31, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Allahpundit posted this earlier in the Green Room.

bluegill on October 31, 2013 at 10:23 PM

bluegill:

The Hammer, is messing with ye,er you!

canopfor on October 31, 2013 at 10:41 PM

faraway on October 31, 2013 at 10:41 PM

i hope at least they pick a different Park for her..
out of respect for Vince Foster…

going2mars on October 31, 2013 at 10:43 PM

There’s no real question about the lack of interest one feels as one inflicts Remy’s latest, The Healthcare Mash, upon oneself. Discovering why one is bored is as boring as the film itself. The work may be touched with horror, but only in the sense that it is sewn together of many decaying bits and made to stumble before a sad and embarrassed audience. Early in the film, one wonders what grave will be robbed for the next scene. Late in the film, one wonders when it will end.

The story is poor, the cinematography is abysmal, the effects would startle Ed Wood, and the performances of the lead actor do nothing to reanimate this moribund nightmare — though they remind us of why we grew so tired of Jim Carey.

We give The Healthcare Mash no bones.

© Axe Magazine for Men, “Ennui there yet,” October 2013.

Axe on October 31, 2013 at 10:45 PM

is Juan Williams the new Helen Thomas..??

going2mars on October 31, 2013 at 10:38 PM

i saw that too. all these guys sound like zeke emanuel…i.e. like lunatics.

speaking of which, i flipped over to o’donnell briefly. He is of course another self-identified socialist. He had one guy that wrote a book called the New, New Deal. This guy was actually straight. You see, these are all rough spots in the transition from the Old System to the new system…the post obama care system

i like that. The socialist are pretty much out and proud now, thinking they are riding a massive wave to the future. Hang ten, guys.

and with DeBasio and Warren and the other OWS caucus…they may be right

r keller on October 31, 2013 at 10:48 PM

r keller on October 31, 2013 at 10:48 PM

the trouble with the LIV voter…he/she hasnt a clue where the big ship is going…
they dont see a style of government behind it all..
they dont know or care that a Socalist is at the helm..
all a LIV sees is free free free stuffs for me…
and BHO is giving it to em and taking it from ‘the man’..
most LIVs cant see the Socalist Iceberg just ahead…
clueless…utter fools…

going2mars on October 31, 2013 at 10:55 PM

The Hammurabi code line is a good one.

bluegill on October 31, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I liked, “I’ve seen a eunuch with a more functional front end!”

climbnjump on October 31, 2013 at 11:04 PM

The Hammurabi code line is a good one.

bluegill on October 31, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I thought they were going to use “five and a quarter inch floppy” for the rhyme.

Shy Guy on November 1, 2013 at 12:01 AM

OT: Juan Williams trying to school David Limbaugh on Hannity about health-care economics. It’s not a fair fight.

BuckeyeSam on October 31, 2013 at 10:06 PM

I watched that too. Pathetic at best. Robert Byrd would have been so proud of Juan.

Oldnuke on November 1, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Mary has don’t repeat posts before. Sometimes I wonder if she reads this blog.

bluegill on November 1, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Don’t=done

bluegill on November 1, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Happy Halloween Hot Airians!

Sincerely, Slush “Spooky” Fund.

Bwahahahahaha…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChlW283_33s

WhatSlushfund on November 1, 2013 at 12:49 AM

MK posts a funny video on Halloween night and the comment section devolves into comments about Juan Williams and where else on Hot Air the video has been posted.

Question: is this nouveau brand of conservatism going to be like “Atheism Plus” in the way it treats women? Inquiring conservative women like yours truly want to know.

Grace_is_sufficient on November 1, 2013 at 4:11 AM

Question: is this nouveau brand of conservatism going to be like “Atheism Plus” in the way it treats women? Inquiring conservative women like yours truly want to know.
Grace_is_sufficient on November 1, 2013 at 4:11 AM

This is the only embarrassing one I see.

We point out duplicate postings, and the always pretentious “Grace is sufficient” comes in and calls commenters sexist for pointing it out?

Sounds like “Grace” has been studying in the Obama/MSNBC school of political dialogue.

bluegill on November 1, 2013 at 6:17 AM

n a side note, we had a whopping fifteen kids trick r’treating
tonight, although we had pouring rain!

canopfor on October 31, 2013 at 10:25 PM
They came through the healthcare.gov portal?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 31, 2013 at 10:31 PM

pretty good analogy. the only ones that DO get thru are coming for the free candy. medicare. how many kids came by to pay you for the candy twice what it is worth or cost a year ago? yeah. thats obamacare. perfect.

t8stlikchkn on November 1, 2013 at 7:49 AM

Mary has don’t repeat posts before. Sometimes I wonder if she reads this blog.

bluegill on November 1, 2013 at 12:29 AM

…she has…your problem?

KOOLAID2 on November 1, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Oops. Guess I should start reading posts before commenting.

bluegill on October 30, 2013 at 4:42 AM

Bmore on November 1, 2013 at 10:38 AM