Maryland exchange director resigns, was on Caribbean vacation when it imploded

posted at 9:41 am on December 12, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Rebecca Pearce’s resignation as director of the still-broken Maryland health exchange last week makes her the third blue-state exchange director to leave such a position after Hawaii’s director resigned and Oregon’s took a leave of absence. But Pearce went out in style after spending $107 million on a site that still doesn’t work. In the Caymans, baby!

The director of Maryland’s troubled health insurance exchange resigned Friday amid ongoing technical problems and questions about a Caribbean vacation she took while the online marketplace faltered.

The board of the Maryland Heath Benefit Exchange accepted Pearce’s resignation during an emergency session Friday night. In a statement, Joshua Sharfstein, the state health secretary and board chairman, said Pearce “worked tirelessly and with tremendous dedication.” …

As state lawmakers grilled Sharfstein on Nov. 26 on why the health exchange was still broken, Pearce was on a week’s vacation in the Cayman Islands.

During the trip, she could not be reached by phone, email or text, the health department said Friday.

Brown said in an interview Friday that he did not know Pearce planned to leave town until she was already gone. He called her absence during the week of Thanksgiving a “very” big problem. “We just launched a staff surge and we needed all hands on deck,” he said. “Now is not the time to take a vacation.”

Did you catch that? It’s not like she had a vacation planned for right after the exchange launched assuming things would go fine, which would have been irresponsible enough. She waited until it failed, the heat got turned up on her staff, and then peaced out and claimed she had not e-mail or phone access. Because the Caribbean is so famously remote.

Flashback to when hopes were high before the site launched and enrolled some 3,700 residents in three months. They were shooting for 150,000.

“It’s not very often you get a chance to change history.” She said that enrolling thousands of the state’s 800,000 uninsured residents for coverage starting in 2014 was the final step in implementing President Obama’s signature legislation: “We’ve built the present, wrapped it, and now we’re trying to put the bow on it.”

As I’ve reported before, if there was a state that was going to get the exchange right, it was Maryland. They jumped in with both feet, they have many experienced health bureaucrats in a smallish state, and they funded this thing out the wazoo from the get-go. I attended meetings of the Maryland heath exchange board with Pearce and Sharfstein over the course of two years and no one seemed to have any inkling it would go down in flames. In fact, they boasted at each meeting of added functionality and promised the exchange would do things no other exchange would be able to do. That may have been its undoing:

Laszewski said he and others believed that Maryland was going to be an example of a well-run exchange because it had a supportive state government that started early. The state was also transparent about the setup process and was reporting doing testing during the summer, he said.

“And then they launched and fell flat on their face,” he said of the website’s October rollout…

Joel Ario, who oversaw initial planning for the insurance marketplaces in the Obama administration and is now a top consultant with Manatt Health Solutions, knows the former leaders of both the Maryland and Oregon exchanges and said he doesn’t believe either was the problem. But Ario said that when things don’t go well “the people at the top have some accountability.” He said part of the trouble with the Maryland exchange may be that the state had a more elaborate plan for its website when it could have started with a slimmed-down plan that just met the basic requirements.

This will all be fun when Gov. Martin O’Malley and Hillary Clinton are arguing over who had least to do with Obamacare.

Exit quotation: “All right, let me just wrap up by saying this: Like any law, like any big product launch, there are going to be some glitches as this thing unfolds. Folks in different parts of the country will have different experiences. It’s going to be smoother in places like Maryland where governors are working to implement it rather than fight it.”


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alright, I’ve gotten tired of popcorn. Any suggestions on a munch item?

Renee on December 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Pearce was on a week’s vacation in the Cayman Islands.

During the trip, she could not be reached by phone, email or text, the health department said Friday.

Wow, who knew the Cayman islands had no phones or computers or internet connections?

Must be really tough to do all that off-shore banking business in such primitive conditions!

AZCoyote on December 12, 2013 at 9:46 AM

The Baltimore Sun is really sellin’ the story with the headline:

“Maryland health exchange director resigns after questions about vacation”

forest on December 12, 2013 at 9:48 AM

This will all be fun when Gov. Martin O’Malley and Hillary Clinton are arguing over who had least to do with Obamacare.

What difference does it make?

workingclass artist on December 12, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Pretzels, better for you when eating in bulk, and with beer they can’t be beat.

As for the douchegirl in question, she typifies the “More Government!” you lefty pinheads are always screaming for; throws money at a scheme, blithely says everything will be fine so don’t worry, and then waltzes off at her own convenience in the belief that no matter what happens her job is safe.

Bishop on December 12, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Pearce was on a week’s vacation in the Cayman Islands.

During the trip, she could not be reached by phone, email or text, the health department said Friday.

Translation: Passed out on the beach

workingclass artist on December 12, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Who hasn’t wanted to fly the coop when you get bogged down at work? (Though not a bright idea on her part…if it had been planned months in advance and everyone knew about it, that’d be different.) I know the Caymans sound nice to me right about now.

changer1701 on December 12, 2013 at 9:53 AM

This will all be fun when Gov. Martin O’Malley and Hillary Clinton are arguing over who had least to do with Obamacare.

I cannot WAIT for O’Malley to crash and burn. It may cause my heart to grow three sizes that day.

This whole rotten state needs to just crumble, and it would have done so were it not for its proxy to DC.

Gatsu on December 12, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Joshua Sharfstein, the state health secretary and board chairman, said Pearce “worked tirelessly and with tremendous dedication.”

These people have no shame… and they apparently love to make Orwell look like a prophet.

mankai on December 12, 2013 at 9:55 AM

In fact, they boasted at each meeting of added functionality and promised the exchange would do things no other exchange would be able to do. That may have been its undoing:

Guaranteed. As a software developer, I’ve had the misfortune to work on projects where they keep throwing new features in and never really get around to making sure the system does what it was designed to do.

alright, I’ve gotten tired of popcorn. Any suggestions on a munch item?

Renee on December 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Pork Cracklins. Similar to pork rinds but much more addictive.

Kafir on December 12, 2013 at 9:55 AM

The private business comparison seems apt.

If a private business rolls out something like this, the head does not go on vacation. He/she is on call 24/7.

22044 on December 12, 2013 at 9:55 AM

AZCoyote on December 12, 2013 at 9:46 AM

I go to the Caymans periodically and what’s really a problem is no indoor plumbing either, and you have to bring your own soap. A real backwoods.

TXUS on December 12, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Who was auditing the books? Who was responsible for oversight of the exchange construction? Who was the “hands on” project manager who actively tracked the suspenses and the testing?

And who is going to be held criminally accountable for the mess??

itzWicks on December 12, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Speaking of state-run exchanges (well, the District-run one), Congress has been warned to not trust their enrollment status as reported by the DC exchange.

Steve Eggleston on December 12, 2013 at 10:01 AM

200,000 people apply to live on Mars – CNN

1- Any of those responsible for the Healthcare rollout?

2- More than have paid for O-care policies?

socalcon on December 12, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Translation: Passed out on the beach

workingclass artist on December 12, 2013 at 9:52 AM

You say that like it is a bad thing…

JohnGalt23 on December 12, 2013 at 10:01 AM

September 26… taken directly from Whitehouse.gov, applause lines and all:

All right, let me just wrap up by saying this: Like any law, like any big product launch, there are going to be some glitches as this thing unfolds. Folks in different parts of the country will have different experiences. It’s going to be smoother in places like Maryland where governors are working to implement it rather than fight it. (Applause.) But somewhere around the country, there’s going to be a computer glitch and the website’s not working quite the way it’s supposed to, or something happens where there’s some error made somewhere — that will happen. That happens whenever you roll out a new program. And I guarantee you, the opponents of the law, they’ll have their cameras ready to document anything that doesn’t go completely right, and they’ll send it to the news folks and they’ll say, look at this, this thing is not working.

But most of the stories you’ll hear about how Obamacare just can’t work is just not based on facts. Every time they have predicted something not working, it’s worked. (Applause.) I mean, they said that these rates would come in real high and everybody’s premiums would be sky high. And it turns out, lo and behold, actually, the prices came in lower than we expected — lower than I predicted. That’s how well competition and choice work… (Applause.)

The reason is reforming health care is going to help the economy over the long term. Not only will it help lower costs for businesses, not only will it help families, it will free up entrepreneurship in this country. Because if you’ve got a great idea for your own business but you’ve never tried it because your spouse had a preexisting condition and you didn’t want to lose your employer-based coverage, you’ve got the ability now to get your own coverage. That’s security. That’s freedom.

So we’re now only five days away from finishing the job.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Five days away.

THE PRESIDENT: Five days. (Applause.) Starting on Tuesday [Oct. 1], you can sign up. But you don’t have to sign up on Tuesday. You’ve got six months to enroll in these new plans. You can go to the website; you can check it out; you can see if what I’m saying is true. (Laughter.) You can sign up next week. You can sign up next month. You can sign up two months from now, three months from now. But you can sign up.

Emphasis mine, hilarity O’s

mankai on December 12, 2013 at 10:02 AM

All the elites of both parts of the two party evil money cult now are out and about world wide checking out where to run to when the house of lies/cards folds up under the weight of the lies and fraud.

Both the ones who buy them and the top elite of the R’s and D’s know the debt can not be paid, they know the money printing will fail.

So, they play it out to the end, taking any gold and treasure with them they can lay their evil money cult hands on.

We will be left hold the bag they made for U.S..

This one is just a lower level one who got caught.

Be prepared.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 12, 2013 at 10:02 AM

I’ve noticed the people that are most excited about obamacare aren’t on the obamacare exchanges.

They have their “seperate but equal” healthcare plans.

acyl72 on December 12, 2013 at 10:04 AM

alright, I’ve gotten tired of popcorn. Any suggestions on a munch item?

Renee on December 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM

I suggest liberal tears if you want to keep meeting your daily sodium requirements.

blammm on December 12, 2013 at 10:05 AM

They think that they can simply give orders and that their wishes will come true. They must be related to the underpants gnomes. 1. Give orders. 2. ? 3. Enjoy the results.

Flange on December 12, 2013 at 10:07 AM

alright, I’ve gotten tired of popcorn. Any suggestions on a munch item?

Renee on December 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM

I have moved on to mini Snicker’s bars.

esr1951 on December 12, 2013 at 10:08 AM

alright, I’ve gotten tired of popcorn. Any suggestions on a munch item? Renee on December 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Planters peanuts and dried cranberries.

Akzed on December 12, 2013 at 10:09 AM

During the trip, she could not be reached by phone, email or text, the health department said Friday………

…….He called her absence during the week of Thanksgiving a “very” big problem. “We just launched a staff surge and we needed all hands on deck,” he said. “Now is not the time to take a vacation.”

That Pearce would expect her staff to be “all hands on deck” while she goes on vacation says about all that needs to be said about her leadership.

Happy Nomad on December 12, 2013 at 10:09 AM

I still don’t understand why Obama, everyone in HHS, and every health bureaucrat elected and appointed in the states that promised these exchanges cannot be charged with fraud for essentially forcing people off of health insurance that worked so they would have to buy into a system that does not deliver.

It’s fraud.

doufree on December 12, 2013 at 10:10 AM

As of Friday, 3,758 people had enrolled in private insurance through the exchange. Maryland was one of 14 states that chose to build their own exchanges instead of relying on the federal government. State officials had hoped to enroll 150,000 by the end of March.

At that rate, they’ll get to their goal by January… 2021.

mankai on December 12, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Butterfield is currently giving .45%APY for 1yr fixed deposits on balances over $1M. Just saying.

Renee on December 12, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Speaking of state-run exchanges (well, the District-run one), Congress has been warned to not trust their enrollment status as reported by the DC exchange.

Steve Eggleston on December 12, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Well would you trust a website that tells you that “Your Session Got Expired?” If so, I know of some wonderful beachfront property near Pheonix.

Happy Nomad on December 12, 2013 at 10:11 AM

alright, I’ve gotten tired of popcorn. Any suggestions on a munch item?

Renee on December 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Christmas cookies and egg nog through the month, then carrots and celery for the new year. :0

Happy Nomad on December 12, 2013 at 10:13 AM

If the word ‘Schadenfreude’ didn’t exist we would have to create it just to cover moments like this…

CaptFlood on December 12, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Translation: Passed out on the beach

workingclass artist on December 12, 2013 at 9:52 AM

You say that like it is a bad thing…

JohnGalt23 on December 12, 2013 at 10:01 AM

nah.

Nothing wrong with therapeutic alcohol and beaches…

workingclass artist on December 12, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Well would you trust a website that tells you that “Your Session Got Expired?” If so, I know of some wonderful beachfront property near Pheonix.

Happy Nomad on December 12, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Awesome surf…

workingclass artist on December 12, 2013 at 10:17 AM

I still don’t understand why Obama, everyone in HHS, and every health bureaucrat elected and appointed in the states that promised these exchanges cannot be charged with fraud for essentially forcing people off of health insurance that worked so they would have to buy into a system that does not deliver.

It’s fraud.

doufree on December 12, 2013 at 10:10 AM

I’m sure congress will get right on that.

workingclass artist on December 12, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Blue state resignations Hmmmm interesting ain’t it

The incompetence trickles down

cmsinaz on December 12, 2013 at 10:20 AM

With private-sector velocity.

BuckeyeSam on December 12, 2013 at 10:20 AM

I’m waiting to read a post from
Laura in Maryland on this

ToddPA on December 12, 2013 at 10:23 AM

The private business comparison seems apt.

If a private business rolls out something like this, the head does not go on vacation. He/she is on call 24/7.

22044 on December 12, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Which makes me wonder why O’Malley didn’t fire her before her tan faded back to its normal pasty white pallor.

Happy Nomad on December 12, 2013 at 10:23 AM

MKH –
You mean the websites aren’t working perfectly on day one seventy-three?

verbaluce on October 1, 2013 at 10:18 AM

The classics are always in style.

mankai on December 12, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Remember the tobacco settlement lawsuit? Billions.
There was a Texas attorney who’s involvement was limited to a 20 or 30 minute phone call and he put in a claim for, and received, about 70 million dollars until a whistleblower screamed bloody murder.

This is ObamaCare.

Marcus on December 12, 2013 at 10:29 AM

MKH –
You mean the websites aren’t working perfectly on day one seventy-three?

verbaluce on October 1, 2013 at 10:18 AM

The classics are always in style.

mankai on December 12, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Which is why I plan on pointing out every instance where nobody is madder than Obama.

Happy Nomad on December 12, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Well would you trust a website that tells you that “Your Session Got Expired?” If so, I know of some wonderful beachfront property near Pheonix.

Happy Nomad on December 12, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Well, to be fair, hackers are probably running at least three other sessions in the persons name while they try to plug through on theirs…

Gatsu on December 12, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Do you have to be given the middle finger live on TV before you understand what they have in for you.

It is a two party evil money cult.

If you/we push the R’s to hard, the evil part of the R’s in charge will move to the D side and the cult will rule total. Now they are able to play act the deal and make U.S. feel like we still rule ourselves. Makes it easy for them.

But the middle finger will come.

The new EPA , climate change rules.

The amnesty for wage slaves to replace many of U.S..

The level of taxes needed to keep the payments up on the debt and the dole.

Then the real middle finger, as of now they hide it and smirk at U.S., and make the final deals behind our backs.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 12, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Blue state resignations Hmmmm interesting ain’t it

The incompetence trickles down

cmsinaz on December 12, 2013 at 10:20 AM

When I watch Fox, interviews will include proponents of Deathcare. Every time they go out of their way to say the exchanges in blue states are doing great.

I’m sure these disappearances are coincidental, and they have nothing to do with the success, or lack thereof.

VibrioCocci on December 12, 2013 at 10:38 AM

MKH –
You mean the websites aren’t working perfectly on day one seventy-three?

verbaluce on October 1, 2013 at 10:18 AM

The classics are always in style.

mankai on December 12, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Hire verby to take that job. He’ll fix all the glitches features.

22044 on December 12, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Well, to be fair, hackers are probably running at least three other sessions in the persons name while they try to plug through on theirs…

Gatsu on December 12, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Trying to run three other sessions anyway. I think the biggest security measure in place with Obamacare right now is that it doesn’t work well for hackers either.

Happy Nomad on December 12, 2013 at 10:46 AM

SW Airlines commercial: “want to get away?” LOL

Strike Twice on December 12, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Trying to run three other sessions anyway. I think the biggest security measure in place with Obamacare right now is that it doesn’t work well for hackers either.

Happy Nomad on December 12, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Imagine how frustrated hackers are, trying to hack into something that doesn’t make sense…

Hey, that’s it, the new dem spin…we designed it to confuse hackers.

right2bright on December 12, 2013 at 10:53 AM

alright, I’ve gotten tired of popcorn. Any suggestions on a munch item?

Renee on December 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM

If you don’t want to need Obamacare by November of next year, you better switch to rice cakes.

200,000 people apply to live on Mars – CNN
2- More than have paid for O-care policies?

socalcon on December 12, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Exactly!

GWB on December 12, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Trying to run three other sessions anyway. I think the biggest security measure in place with Obamacare right now is that it doesn’t work well for hackers either.

Happy Nomad on December 12, 2013 at 10:46 AM

A fair point.

You know its sad when hackers are like “eh… Maybe when they finish building it.”

Gatsu on December 12, 2013 at 11:03 AM

$150 million for the state of maryland web site, over $500 million for the gov web site. How much have we spent total on all the indvidual states and fed? and they’re still not completed.

phatfawzi on December 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Well would you trust a website that tells you that “Your Session Got Expired?”

Happy Nomad on December 12, 2013 at 10:11 AM

English is difficult for Pakistani coders. And so, apparently, is coding.

AZCoyote on December 12, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Well she couldn’t very well “pivot to the economy” like some.

GarandFan on December 12, 2013 at 11:40 AM

“We’ve built the present, wrapped it, and now we’re trying to put the bow on it.”

…there’s GOT to be a pony in here somewhere!

$150 million for the state of maryland web site, over $500 million for the gov web site. How much have we spent total on all the indvidual states and fed? and they’re still not completed.

phatfawzi on December 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM

I heard yesterday Oregon has spent $300 Million so far…for 44 ‘enrollees’.

dont taze me bro on December 12, 2013 at 11:42 AM

dont taze me bro on December 12, 2013 at 11:42 AM

OK, so were almost up to $1 billion, anyone else with info?

phatfawzi on December 12, 2013 at 11:47 AM

According to this article the $300 Million for Oregon was federal grant money. WTF.

dont taze me bro on December 12, 2013 at 12:06 PM

I wonder what the communists Dems spent all that money really on…

Antivenin on December 12, 2013 at 12:16 PM

alright, I’ve gotten tired of popcorn. Any suggestions on a munch item?

Renee on December 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Schadenfreude. Zero calories and it’s in season. Use two spoons, like the rest of us.

Maddie on December 12, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Just remember, the same people who have spent a BILLION dollars to put up a WEBSITE THAT DOESNT WORK….. Have now put themselves between us, and our doctors.

Death panels, indeed.

KMC1 on December 12, 2013 at 12:29 PM

“Pearce “worked tirelessly and with tremendous dedication.” …

That won’t matter if you DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!

Tsar of Earth on December 12, 2013 at 12:34 PM

…you lefty pinheads are always screaming for; throws money at a scheme…
Bishop on December 12, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Software is funny like that. You can throw tons of money at it and it still won’t write/right itself.

Tsar of Earth on December 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM

THE PRESIDENT: Five days. (Applause.) Starting on Tuesday [Oct. 1], you can sign up. But you don’t have to sign up on Tuesday. You’ve got six months to enroll in these new plans. You can go to the website; you can check it out; you can see if what I’m saying is true. (Laughter.) You can sign up next week. You can sign up next month. You can sign up two months from now, three months from now. But you can sign up.

Emphasis mine, hilarity O’s

mankai on December 12, 2013 at 10:02 AM

It just hit me when I read this; O KNEW the thing would crash! Why else the emphasis on “But you don’t have to sign up on Tuesday.” Why emphasize “You can sign up next week. You can sign up next month. You can sign up two months from now, three months from now.”

He knew ahead of time and his little statement 5 days from the launch is the proof. All the BS about him not knowing the thing would crash until after the fact is just another lie to go along with the hundreds if not thousands that preceeded this one. Somebody in the MSM, for the love of all things holy, ask him this question during his next “press availability. I know wishful thinking.

D-fusit on December 12, 2013 at 12:47 PM

alright, I’ve gotten tired of popcorn. Any suggestions on a munch item? Renee on December 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Planters peanuts and dried cranberries.

Akzed on December 12, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Socialable cracker with slice of Summer Sausage and slice of Jalapeno Cheese. In that order. Slice thickness slightly less than 0.125″. Grind pepper on Sausage slices first. You should be able to fit eight assemblies in a flat-bottom soup bowl if you leverage symmetry.

Chase with Beck’s Sapphire served precisely ten minutes earlier into a double-walled gel freezer glass. Sustain a rotation of two glasses (one in freezer, one in hand) such that there will be no interruptions in the process.

Any questions?

Tsar of Earth on December 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Better Exit Quote from the same speech:

Some of the same Republicans who warned three years ago that this law would be “Armageddon” — that’s what they said — “Armageddon”

And they were right!!!

parke on December 12, 2013 at 1:01 PM

SMH

MisterElephant on December 12, 2013 at 1:01 PM

But Ario said that when things don’t go well “the people at the top have some accountability.”

If only….

runawayyyy on December 12, 2013 at 3:28 PM

“It’s going to be smoother in places like Maryland where governors are working to implement it rather than fight it.”

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAND, like Oregon! CoverUp Oregon (or Duck’n'Cover Oregon) as I like to call it has a Dem governor (a real doctor governor!) plus dem-controlled house and senate. Could they get it going successfully? Nooooooooo…
Website still enrolls no one… call center has 2-HOUR hold times… there’s a huge backlog of paper applications… a private health insurance agent I know got an email from Cover Oregon apologizing for all the “pressure” the agents are getting. The email also stated: “Cover Oregon has enrolled 9,949 Oregonians in health insurance, with 9,219 enrollments in the Oregon Health Plan and 730 in private plans.” Oregon Health Plan is the local version of expanded Medicaid. And how many of those 730 in private plans have successfully paid the first months’ premium?

Marcola on December 12, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Pearce was on a week’s vacation in the Cayman Islands.

During the trip, she could not be reached by phone, email or text, the health department said Friday.

What kind of idiot runs off to the Caymans with $107 million in taxpayer funds and then comes back?

We deserve smarter elected/appointed govt employees for that kind of money.

runawayyyy on December 12, 2013 at 3:39 PM

We’ve built the present, wrapped it, and now we’re trying to put the bow on it.”

Does this make anyone else think of Obamacare as the flaming bag of doggie poo?
(As in the childish prank of put the flaming bag of dog poo on the porch, ring the doorbell and run away.)

talkingpoints on December 12, 2013 at 4:45 PM

O’Malley for President! He has executive experience in running healthcare into the ground and that experience will dovetail nicely with President Obama’s efforts.

stefano1 on December 12, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Wow, who knew the Cayman islands had no phones or computers or internet connections?

Must be really tough to do all that off-shore banking business in such primitive conditions!

AZCoyote on December 12, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Yes, all the Big Banks in the Cayman Islands, do all their international transactions using a Courier named Ives. Just saying…

Mahdi on December 12, 2013 at 5:29 PM

alright, I’ve gotten tired of popcorn. Any suggestions on a munch item?

Renee on December 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Have you tried nachos?

banzaibob on December 12, 2013 at 6:20 PM


“This will all be fun when Gov. Martin O’Malley and Hillary Clinton are arguing over who had least to do with Obamacare.”

It’s not fun at all when you realize that it doesn’t really matter in Maryland. Either one of those two would win the state regardless.

Sad.

shorebird on December 12, 2013 at 11:54 PM