Quotes of the day

posted at 10:11 pm on December 2, 2013 by Allahpundit

The health care website faced its first big test Monday since the Obama administration said it met its deadline to make HealthCare.gov work smoothly for the vast majority of shoppers. Trouble since the site’s debut in October has cut into enrollments.

CBS News learned that about 100,000 signed up online in November for a total of more than 206,000 so far, but that’s 1 million short of the projected enrollment…

[D]espite promises the website could handle 50,000 users at the same time, the queuing system was turned on Monday at approximately 35,000 users. Officials said they had to “maximize the smooth user experience” for those who applied first.

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The White House on Monday reported a “surge” in interest to HealthCare.gov, with spokesman Jay Carney saying the site had 375,000 visits by noon.

Carney’s comments come after ObamaCare officials on Sunday announced that “dramatic progress” had been made, allowing a vast majority of users to enroll in health plans through HealthCare.gov…

Carney said that a “majority” of necessary fixes had been made to the electronic forms that transmit consumer information from the federal government to insurers. He added that the administration was in “daily” contact with the insurance companies to iron out additional glitches.

“We expect the info now sent to insurers to be vastly improved,” he said.

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Three reporters — one from the Los Angeles Times, one from The Wall Street Journal and I — asked Bataille for information on how many of the 834s sent out so far have had an error. This is a question that I’ve asked on three previous calls, a point made by the Los Angeles Times’s Noam Levey as he asked for his second time.

This is where Monday’s media call started to get more tense than the dozens that have happened in the past, with reporter after reporter asking about the numbers of 834 errors and not getting a response from the administration. As The Wall Street Journal reporter reasoned, if the administration knows that 80 percent of the errors are coming from a certain bug — then simple math should figure out the total number.

Bataille did not provide an answer, beyond the metric of the Social Security bug causing the majority of the errors. “That’s the information I’ve got today,” she told The Wall Street Journal’s Louise Radnofsky, when she was the third reporter to ask about the issue.

The administration has identified the 834 transmissions as key to the health law’s success. When Jeff Zients came onboard to help fix HealthCare.gov, he identified fixing these flawed transmissions as the issue at the very top of of his punch list. The reason I’ve kept asking about it is because experts tell me repeatedly that if the health law wants to have a shot at working, then the 834 transmissions need to work, too.

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But reached by email after the conference call, AHIP spokesman Robert Zirkelback told the Washington Examiner: “Health plans continue to experience significant problems with the ‘834’ enrollment files.”

During the CMS call, Bataille would not disclose the error rates on the 834 transactions, despite several attempts from several different reporters.

On an Oct. 24 conference call, Bataille claimed that the errors were “isolated” and then a day later Jeff Zients, who was brought in to oversee fixes to the troubled Obamacare website, said the errors were actually on top of CMS’s list of fixes.

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A recent Gallup survey revealed that familiarity with the Affordable Care Act has recently spiked, with the majority of Americans – including virtually all subgroups and demographics – expressing some familiarity with the law. The problem for ACA supporters, however, is that opposition to the sweeping 2010 health care reform law has also increased dramatically

Among the groups who are most familiar with the law are Republicans, 88 percent of whom described themselves as familiar with the ACA, and those making more than $90,000 per year, of which group 90 percent identified themselves as being familiar with the law.

Via Gallup.

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Democrats are praying that this weekend’s relaunch of the Obamacare Web site will save them from an electoral bloodbath in 2014. Their hopes are misplaced. Here are five numbers that suggest that public anger over Obamacare will only grow as Election Day 2014 approaches:

5.5 million. That is how many people the administration needs to sign up in just 23 days because Obamacare drove them out of their health-care plans. That’s some 240,000 sign-ups every single day, just to break even. Getting that many enrolled in a few weeks would be extraordinarily difficult even if the Web site were working perfectly, which it isn’t. According to the New York Times, the system is still sending insurers inaccurate or incomplete information, and the companies are being “deluged with phone calls from people who believe they have signed up for a particular health plan, only to find that the company has no record of the enrollment.” As a result, many Americans could find themselves without insurance on Jan. 1. Their anger at those responsible for putting them through this panic and disruption is not likely to subside by November 2014.

50 million. That is how many Americans will be surprised to find their employer-based health plans dropped or substantially changed next year because of Obamacare. Some will see their plans canceled; others will lose their doctors and see premiums or deductibles rise dramatically. If Democrats think the public is mad about 5.5 million cancellations in the individual market today, imagine the outrage when tens of millions lose their plans in October 2014, right before Election Day.

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The question now is whether people will enroll even if the website is functioning. The best comparison to Obamacare is the Massachusetts Health Connector, better known as Romneycare, the universal health-care program in Massachusetts enacted when Mitt Romney was the state’s governor. Romneycare was fully rolled out in May 2007, but the requirement for all Massachusetts residents to have insurance didn’t take effect until December 31. The result was a late surge in enrollment in December…

For the reforms of Obamacare to work, the framework of the Affordable Care Act requires mass enrollment. The individual mandate was introduced precisely to reduce the uncertainty over enrollment numbers and use the premiums of otherwise healthy uninsured people to underwrite the cost of banning discrimination based on preexisting conditions. But the website shortcomings didn’t just slow the pace of enrollment, they undermined confidence in the entire program. After all, if the government can’t run simple HTML code, how can it be capable of handling the health-care industry? The test of the website in the coming weeks isn’t just whether it will work but whether its failures have already fatally undermined consumer confidence in Obamacare as a whole.

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From the first day of October, there have been two kinds of critics of the poor performance of healthcare.gov: those who were disappointed that the site was so bad, and those who were ecstatic that it didn’t work. With the relaunch this weekend, it looks like the administration has succeeded in doing a lot to address the concerns of universal health care’s enemies, but very little to sooth the concerns of its friends. Essentially they’re delivering a product that’s just usable enough to prevent the underlying program from failing, without doing anything to alter the public’s general perception of government…

Perhaps the most telling part of Sunday’s briefing with the press was when Jeffrey Zients, the administration veteran who’s been tapped to lead the healthcare.gov fixes, bragged that the team is now working with “private sector velocity and effectiveness.” This is probably not entirely true—civil service prevents the kind of swift firing and staffing-up that a private firm in crisis would attempt—but everyone knew exactly what he meant: The government, according to the people who run the government, shouldn’t be expected to do things well.

That’s an enormous lowering of expectations, and a reminder to liberals about the formidable barriers to further expansion of the welfare state. The public has long been skeptical of the political system’s practical ability to do the things progressives say they want to do. A health care website that comes in months late, over budget, and still lacking full functionality confirms all those fears when it was initially meant to debunk them. And that’s true whether or not it in some sense “works.”

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Via Mediaite.

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Via RCP.


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All My Loving

jaime on December 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Bish 9

bazil9 on December 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

I was this close!

bazil9 on December 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Bish 9

bazil9 on December 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

??

jaime on December 2, 2013 at 11:31 PM

ICYMI Brook Baldwin gets a new show on CNN!

CoffeeLover on December 2, 2013 at 11:31 PM

I was this close!

bazil9 on December 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Sorry

jaime on December 2, 2013 at 11:31 PM

bazil9 on December 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

now that made me chuckle!

CoffeeLover on December 2, 2013 at 11:32 PM

I missed it-what did he say? wolverinefan on December 2, 2013 at whatever

Which one? Which Pope? Did you miss what he said?

If you did,, why would you ask me?

wolly4321 on December 2, 2013 at 11:32 PM

404 not found.

“Just before the Gulch went into warp, I beamed the whole kit and kaboodle into their engine room, where they’ll be no tribble at all.” — Scotty

Fallon on December 2, 2013 at 11:33 PM

St. James Infirmary

jaime on December 2, 2013 at 11:34 PM

One Night In The Rain

Got to Go.

It’s been fun. ‘Nite All

jaime on December 2, 2013 at 11:40 PM

JAMES THOMAS ‏@jthomas309 4m

If you’re stupid enough to believe flipping burgers is a $15.00 an hour job, you’re brain dead enough to be #WHYouth

davidk on December 2, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Nite jamie….thanks

CoffeeLover on December 2, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Nite Jaime, always a pleasure.
Take care.

bazil9 on December 2, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Vladimir Lenin, one of the fathers of socialism and communism, said that socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a socialist state.”

Dr. Ben Carson

SparkPlug on December 2, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Since healthcare dot gov is just a Potemkin Glitchsite maybe Obama himself is just a holographic image.

Maybe one day while he’s I-me-my prevaricating on TV, he will just start to look more and more like static lines and then disappear completly.

VorDaj on December 2, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Has anyone seen Jackie AKA mg AKA WW (Winsome Warrior)? Last I heard, she was having TG dinner with some Hollow-wood types, hope they didn’t do an intervention or something on her.

TXUS on December 2, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Vladimir Lenin, one of the fathers of socialism and communism, said that socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a socialist state.”

Dr. Ben Carson

SparkPlug on December 2, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Lenin had another famous saying, one which the libs understand even more than the one you quoted, and one which conservatives and the Republicans need to embrace, or die if they dont:

The purpose of war is not to defeat your enemy, but to wipe them from the face of the earth.

While his politics and mine are reflex opposites, over the years I have grown to respect the man for his strategic thinking, much like I appreciate Sun Tsu.

Until the conservative/Republican intelligentsia get this message, they will be resigned to the cellars forever.

TXUS on December 3, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Until the conservative/Republican intelligentsia get this message, they will be resigned to the cellars forever.

TXUS on December 3, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Well said.

SparkPlug on December 3, 2013 at 12:54 AM

I miss MG.

SparkPlug on December 3, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Go over to angrymikes hood if you like smokin’ hotties.

Dire Does.
So does Dave.

hmmm.

SparkPlug on December 3, 2013 at 12:57 AM

If you like the dipshit who’s haunting the White House, you can damn sure keep him. But please, keep him away from policy decisions; maybe he can help the Large One design her new garden. You know, the one that went bust when the federal “shut-down” kept her from actually gardening. Damn shame, that.

Moochie’s garden went kaput just at the same time that the 40 federal employees quit tending it. Coincidence, surely.

Damn Republicans, there’s no end to what they’ll do in order to put the snuff on the White House vegetables…

Oh wait……!

hillbillyjim on December 3, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on December 3, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on December 3, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Evening to you…..

Electrongod on December 3, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Electrongod on December 3, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Good evening..I hope you had a good Thanksgiving..I know it was tough on you and your family..

Dire Straits on December 3, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Dire Straits on December 3, 2013 at 1:24 AM

First steps without the wife….

Thanks Dire….

Thanksgiving was great …..

My daughter and I spent it with my parents…..

Electrongod on December 3, 2013 at 1:27 AM

WTF is up with the autoplaying ads? Make that crap stop please. Why voluntarily relegate yourselves to the bottom of the barrel of sleazy websites? This is a fixable problem. You control your site.

DaveS on December 3, 2013 at 1:27 AM

TXUS on December 2, 2013 at 11:51 PM

SparkPlug on December 3, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Good evening, my friends.:)

I’m fine. I’ve been inspired and I’m working. I’m underwater. Not to worry. I miss you all, too. I’ll be back when I’ve finished this project. Take very good care of yourselves. :)

thatsafactjack on December 3, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Thanksgiving was great …..

My daughter and I spent it with my parents…..

Electrongod on December 3, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Great to hear..Music to my ears..:)

Dire Straits on December 3, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Dire Straits on December 3, 2013 at 1:42 AM

:)

Electrongod on December 3, 2013 at 1:44 AM

thatsafactjack on December 3, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Good evening and good luck on the writing..:)

Dire Straits on December 3, 2013 at 1:52 AM

H/T ‘knukles’ from wallstreet bear.

The kids filed into class Monday morning very excited. Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on salesmanship to the class.

Little Sally led off. “I sold Girl Scout cookies and I made $30″ she said proudly, “My sales approach was to appeal to the customer’s civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success.”

“Very good”, said the teacher.

Little Debbie was next. “I sold magazines” she said, “I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events.”

“Very good, Debbie”, said the teacher.

Then it was Little Johnny’s turn, who walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher’s desk. “$2,467″, he said.

“$2,467!” cried the teacher, “What in the world were you selling?”

Toothbrushes”, said Johnny.

“Toothbrushes”, echoed the teacher; “How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?”

“I found the busiest corner in town”, said Little Johnny, “I set up a Dip & Chip stand and I gave everybody who walked by a free sample.”

They all said the same thing; “Hey, this tastes like dog poop!”

Then I would reply: “It is dog poop. Wanna buy a toothbrush?

I used the President Obama method of giving you some crap, dressing it up so it looks good, telling you it’s free and then making you pay to get the bad taste out of your mouth.”

Little Johnny got five stars for his assignment.

VorDaj on December 3, 2013 at 1:54 AM

I was this close!

bazil9 on December 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

“Missed it by THAT Much!“……

williamg on December 3, 2013 at 2:08 AM

All My Loving

jaime on December 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

All My Loving……Julia Nunes…..goosebumps – she “gets it”….!

williamg on December 3, 2013 at 2:19 AM

TXUS, she’s made at least a few posts recently.

Report: Martin Bashir secretly suspended for Sarah Palin remarks

Martin Bashir’s apology for saying Sarah Palin should eat feces may not have saved him from getting the boot at MSNBC.

Politico reports that sources at the network claim the left-wing shock jock is on temporary suspension for the offensive remarks, a claim MSNBC denies. Spokeswoman Lauren Skowronski told Politico that Bashir was “still out on vacation,” but repeatedly refused to say when he would return.

On November 15, Bashir said Sarah Palin was a “world class idiot” and that she was an “outstanding candidate” for a slavery-era punishment that forced the victim to eat feces. Despite apologizing three days later, he has not been on the air since last Monday. At the time, Skowronski told the Washington Post the anchor was on a “pre-planned vacation.”

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 12:06 AM

WoW!!!

Did. NOT. Know. This!!

Easier to believe that this a abject Fear over their Losing Power and Credibility than the potential that there might be an actual human being with a heart that pumps actual human blood at MSNBC……

williamg on December 3, 2013 at 2:25 AM

WTF is up with the autoplaying ads? Make that crap stop please. Why voluntarily relegate yourselves to the bottom of the barrel of sleazy websites? This is a fixable problem. You control your site.

DaveS on December 3, 2013 at 1:27 AM

You’re going to have to take care of that issue yourself…which browser do you use?

Flashblock is one simple way to do it.

For Chrome

For Firefox

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 2:25 AM

SparkPlug on December 3, 2013 at 12:57 AM

lolz..:)

Dire Straits on December 3, 2013 at 2:27 AM

SparkPlug on December 3, 2013 at 12:57 AM

lolz..:)

Dire Straits on December 3, 2013 at 2:27 AM

Looks like Dave and I need to go check out Angry Mike’s website..:)

Dire Straits on December 3, 2013 at 2:29 AM

WoW!!!

Did. NOT. Know. This!!

Easier to believe that this a abject Fear over their Losing Power and Credibility than the potential that there might be an actual human being with a heart that pumps actual human blood at MSNBC……

williamg on December 3, 2013 at 2:25 AM

I agree with that, but I would still say that at least some at MSNBC are human enough to realize how intolerable comments were.

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 2:32 AM

The Fall – “The N.W.R.A.” [North Will Rise Again] (live)

Too many people cower to criminals
And, government crap

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 2:45 AM

I agree with that, but I would still say that at least some at MSNBC are human enough to realize how intolerable comments were.

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 2:32 AM

Absolutely agree. Regardless if their basis or reason: They had to acknowledge that at some level – implicitly or explicitly. Progress!

williamg on December 3, 2013 at 2:59 AM

Bobby Fuller Four – “Never to Be Forgotten”

Never to be forgotten
Baby you’re not forgotten
You’re still remembered in my heart

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 3:08 AM

Absolutely agree. Regardless if their basis or reason: They had to acknowledge that at some level – implicitly or explicitly. Progress!

williamg on December 3, 2013 at 2:59 AM

:)

Sometimes we forget that all is not lost…Zimmerman got a fair (enough) trial…our country as a whole is not yet like CA, IL, Detroit, or Venezuela.

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 3:14 AM

Dumbocrat/ChoomCare back in court Tuesday

Obamacare is in serious danger. After weathering a Supreme Court challenge that threatened to gut the law by striking down the individual mandate, major pillars — the business penalty, the individual penalty, and the generous health-care subsidies that make the exchange plans affordable — are being challenged in court, with at least two lawsuits potentially dealing mortal wounds before New Year’s Day.

The chink in the armor is that Obamacare subsidizes plans for people “enrolled in through an exchange established by the state under section 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” but in a move Democrats didn’t expect, 34 states didn’t establish an exchange. And if people aren’t able to access these subsidies, they can’t be penalized.

In addition, businesses where the employees are unable to access these subsidies also can’t be penalized. Two hundred million Americans live in those 34 states — a hefty chunk of the U.S. population.

“This is far more egregious than any other step the president has taken to ignore or rewrite federal law,” Cato Institute healthy policy studies director Michael Cannon told The Daily Caller, “because here, what the president is doing is trying to borrow and spend hundreds of billions of dollars that Congress expressly prohibits him from touching, from spending.”

But why would Democrats include this self-destruct mechanism in the law? As “an incentive for states to act,” Cannon explained — one that wasn’t fine-tuned when the Democrats scrambled to jam Obamacare through after Republican Scott Brown’s special election upset the balance in the chamber. “The incentive they created is creating an exchange,” Cannon said. “They never expected it to become law. They never expected, even if it became law, for states to refuse to set up exchanges.”

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 3:23 AM

Sometimes we forget that all is not lost…Zimmerman got a fair (enough) trial…

He really didn’t … and the trial, itself, was a good part of the the abuse of power used to punish him for almost being white. There’s no such thing as a “fair trial” when you shouldn’t even be standing trial.

our country as a whole is not yet like CA, IL, Detroit, or Venezuela.

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 3:14 AM

That is true, but a large enough percentage of this nation is brain-dead and backward that they have killed what existed of the USA. This is no longer America. There’s no question about that. There are many Americans living in this nation, but they are stuck in the American Socialist Superstate. Make no mistake about that. We have no Rule of Law left. Period. And elections won’t right that – especially not since the GOP is the only real “opposition” party and most of them are slugs who have let this all happen without a peep (not to mention the many Vichy GOP who have helped it along).

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 3, 2013 at 4:20 AM

“The incentive they created is creating an exchange,” Cannon said. “They never expected it to become law. They never expected, even if it became law, for states to refuse to set up exchanges.”

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 3:23 AM

It’s simpler than that. The bill that became “law” was the Senate bill which was never intended to be anything other than a parliamentary trick to keep the whole monstrosity alive. It wasn’t set up to do anything but pass the Senate – for a moment – and then the House was supposed to ram something else through. But the Scott Brown election killed that whole idea, which is why pretty much everyone thought the unnatural monster was finally dead and buried. But then, the GOP made the lame-brained and totally unbelievable move of attending Barky’s voodoo ObamaScare re-animation summit and allowed Barky to start driving the idiocy through, again.

This is why the House had such problems (since all the payoffs and other criminal insanity had been included in that bill – just to get it by the Senate) voting on that bill and were thinking of moving to a criminal “DemonPass” action … though that was finally scrapped and the Stupak douchebags voted to take America down.

This is, of course, typical of how Barky and his junta have done everything. They don’t care what shape anything is in. They just do it and scream “raaacist!!!” if anyone complains that it’s retarded, un-American, incompetent and insane. And that tactic has worked for 5 years. Eventually, some other fvck-up occurs and everyone forgets about the treasonous disaster from last week.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 3, 2013 at 4:30 AM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 3, 2013 at 4:20 AM

I don’t agree with your premises about Zimmerman’s trial or that “We have no Rule of Law left. Period.” so I guess there’s probably not a lot for us to discuss here…

I figure you might like these. :)

From 2011: Hitler Finds Out Obama Is A Stuttering Clusterf*ck Of A Miserable Failure

Froom 2009: Adolf Hitler expresses his concerns about how ChoomCare is going so far

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 4:37 AM

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 3:23 AM

I kind of repeated some of the stuff he said right before that part I pasted, but it was the “even” modifier that threw me. There was never any expectation that the Senate bill would become law, at all. None.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 3, 2013 at 4:40 AM

Via Mediaite.

don’t be messing with my dear leader now…he’s perfect in every way, why can’t you see that
-msdnc hack

Good Morning HA!

cmsinaz on December 3, 2013 at 5:25 AM

This is, of course, typical of how Barky and his junta have done everything. They don’t care what shape anything is in. They just do it and scream “raaacist!!!” if anyone complains that it’s retarded, un-American, incompetent and insane. And that tactic has worked for 5 years. Eventually, some other fvck-up occurs and everyone forgets about the treasonous disaster from last week.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 3, 2013 at 4:30 AM

spot on

cmsinaz on December 3, 2013 at 5:26 AM

White House returns to Obamacare sales mode

the campaigner in chief coming to a podium near you

ugh…PR blitz…and the LIV will eat it up methinks

cmsinaz on December 3, 2013 at 5:31 AM

Steve Hayes said last night, on Special Report, that Mr. Obama will soon start a major campaign blaming Republicans. I guess that is an easy prediction to make.

esr1951 on December 3, 2013 at 6:11 AM

esr1951 on December 3, 2013 at 6:11 AM

and the lsm will follow suit…

cmsinaz on December 3, 2013 at 6:14 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! And, Trolls.
It’s MY Birthday and I’ll rant if I want to.
My take: ObamaCare: Thoughts From an Average American on His 55th Birthday

kingsjester on December 3, 2013 at 6:51 AM

When is the administration going to finally admit their Obamacare plan is not working, acknowledge the American people do not want it in it’s current mode? Lets go back to the drawing board with the Republicans so the next offering is designed by BOTH Democrats and Republicans.

Amazingoly on December 3, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Lies, lies and more lies.

albill on December 3, 2013 at 7:08 AM

…where was the “200 comments or bust”…. post?

KOOLAID2 on December 3, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Happy Birthday KJ :)

cmsinaz on December 3, 2013 at 7:16 AM

cmsinaz on December 3, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Thank you, ma’am!

kingsjester on December 3, 2013 at 7:18 AM

…the Gulch has had over 8,000 posts…but is having trouble with getting on the thread now…so we may be moving/ adding an extention…unless someone knows how to straighten it out?
H E L P !

KOOLAID2 on December 3, 2013 at 7:20 AM

My take: ObamaCare: Thoughts From an Average American on His 55th Birthday

kingsjester on December 3, 2013 at 6:51 AM

…D U D E !
HAPPY BIRTHDAY kingsjester!

KOOLAID2 on December 3, 2013 at 7:22 AM

KOOLAID2 on December 3, 2013 at 7:22 AM

Thank you, my friend!

kingsjester on December 3, 2013 at 7:23 AM

…where was the “200 comments or bust”…. post?

KOOLAID2 on December 3, 2013 at 7:14 AM

I guessed you missed it?

For KA2, because it never‘ll get old…

Auburn Game Winning Missed Field Goal TD Return vs Alabama

PS 200 comments or bust! :)

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 6:14 AM

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! And, Trolls.
It’s MY Birthday and I’ll rant if I want to.
My take: ObamaCare: Thoughts From an Average American on His 55th Birthday

kingsjester on December 3, 2013 at 6:51 AM

+1!

:)

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Can we just call the NFL season over and give the Lombardi trophy to the Seahawks? Or do the other team have to play out the string?

kcewa on December 3, 2013 at 7:44 AM

Why does HotAir almost never link to Twitchy? That site is now more popular and highly trafficked than HotAir. Malkin has succeeded again.

Is Twitchy too “tu quoque” (term used by Morrissey) for the high-minded liberal Republican Ed Morrissey?

Twitchy is fun. HotAir could learn a thing or two from them. This site has felt a bit flat lately. I’ve always loved this site, and I want to see it get a shot of adrenaline.

Also, the blog roll/Hot Links section here is horribly outdated.

bluegill on December 3, 2013 at 7:50 AM

But the comment section is never flat. I’m talking about the official blog.

Honestly, the comments are what make this site.

bluegill on December 3, 2013 at 7:51 AM

ROFL

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 7:51 AM

:)

kcewa on December 3, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 7:29 AM

…even Auburn people…were shocked!

KOOLAID2 on December 3, 2013 at 7:57 AM

White House returns to Obamacare sales mode

The focus on Obamacare benefits is a political necessity for congressional Democrats, the large majority of whom will face voters in less than a year. Democrats wrote and passed the law in the face of unified Republican opposition, and if voters aren’t aware of the law’s upside — or can’t remember it amid all the problems with the rollout — Democrats will be holding onto an anchor rather than a buoy.

Desperate and deluded.

kcewa on December 3, 2013 at 7:59 AM

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013

…you see we may have to expand…the Gulch?

KOOLAID2 on December 3, 2013 at 8:09 AM

ROFL

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 7:51 AM

:)

kcewa on December 3, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Wait – there’s more!

18-1
1. The state of being excessively arrogant or cocky.
2. The act of choking, as in an unexpected loss.
3. The process of karma catching up with a cheater or team of cheaters.
1. Bob was so too 18-1 going into that Tennis match and lost because of it.
2. Timmy was up by 5 points but managed to 18-1 the game away at the end.
3. 18-1 will eventually happen to Barry Bonds.

18-1
1.)To come close in an accomplishment only to fail during the last second after coming so far to absolute perfection.
2.)Coined by the 2007 Patriots and their devastating loss during the Super Bowl against the New York Giants.
1.)Boss: You 18-1′ed your promotion opportunity
2.)Football Fan: The Patriots were going for 19-0 but instead made it 18-1 due to Tom Brady’s clutch choke.

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 8:12 AM

…you see we may have to expand…the Gulch?

KOOLAID2 on December 3, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Yes I did…

Anti-Control on December 3, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Happy Birthday, KJ. Great take, as usual.

Fallon on December 3, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Thank you, AC and Fallon!

kingsjester on December 3, 2013 at 8:52 AM

kingsjester on December 3, 2013 at 8:52 AM

The old double nickle. Lolz!!! Hope you enjoyed every moment my brother. ; )

Bmore on December 3, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Ooops, spelled nickel wrong. Lolz! ; )

Bmore on December 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM

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