Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on December 15, 2013 by Allahpundit

Why do Republicans even bother trying to delay Obamacare? President Barack Obama’s doing it all by himself…

Sure, Obama’s not doing the things Republicans have suggested — push off centerpieces like the individual mandate, or even put the entire law on hold for a year. But piece by piece, the Obama administration keeps giving itself extensions on smaller parts of the law, because there’s always some piece that isn’t quite ready

There was also a tone to Thursday’s announcement that was close to pleading for help, as the administration urged insurers to cut the new customers a bit of slack — looking the other way if they sign up a few days late, and making their coverage retroactive if they pay a bit late…

“For all his attacks on our efforts, no one has done more to undermine the implementation of Obamacare than the president himself,” said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner.

***

The latest deadline delay for the Affordable Care Act could lead to even more enrollment problems and place a bigger burden on insurance companies, experts say.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday it would require insurance companies to accept premium payments for plans that start on Jan. 1 up until Dec. 31-eight days from the already once delayed date of Dec. 23.

“This will kill insurance companies,” says Devon Herrick, senior analyst at the National Center for Policy Analysis, of the latest deadline extension. “I don’t think insurance companies will be there on New Year’s Day figuring out what they owe, who they need to bill and who has legitimate coverage. You can see what a mess this is—I can’t imagine insurance companies can solve this in one day, especially when that day is a holiday.”…

“Is this possible? Yes. But is it practical? No. The challenge here is that the U.S. government is saying the transaction that happens to enroll someone is fundamentally easy, when it is fundamentally complicated.”

***

Enrollment records for close to 15,000 HealthCare.gov shoppers were not initially transmitted to the insurance plans they selected, according to a preliminary federal estimate released Saturday.

While these cases pose a challenge for the Obama administration, officials say they believe the situation is improving. Since early December, fewer than 1 percent of HealthCare.gov enrollments did not make their way to health insurance plans.

***

Insurers said that they had found many discrepancies and errors and that the government was overstating the improvements in HealthCare.gov.

In some instances, they said, the federal government reported that the home address for a new policyholder was outside an insurer’s service area. In other cases, a child was listed as the main subscriber — the person responsible for paying premiums — and parents were listed as dependents.

In some cases, children were enrolled in a policy by the federal government and parents were left off, or vice versa. In other cases, the government mixed up the members of a family: A child or spouse was listed two or three times in the same application in late November. Such errors can have financial implications, increasing the amount of premiums that a family is required to pay.

While some of the problems were discovered in the last few days, insurers said that they had previously reported many of the errors to the “help desk” at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and that the problems remained unresolved.

***

Some people who picked a health plan as far back as October through the Covered California exchange say insurers are telling them they still have no record of their enrollment. As a result, bills haven’t gone out and consumers can’t pay their initial premium to ensure coverage takes effect in less than three weeks.

Thomas Gallo of Glendora signed up his wife and son on the second day of enrollment in October. After hearing nothing for weeks, he said, he was told by the state in late November that his application and some others had been lost.

Gallo reapplied over the phone, but he said he still has no confirmation from Blue Shield of California about his family’s Silver plan. Gallo, a retired accountant, has Medicare for himself.

“The back end is so backed up, and no one can give me an answer,” said Gallo, a strong supporter of President Obama’s healthcare law. “What happens if we don’t get coverage by Jan. 1? There are real problems here.”

***

For the second week in a row, the Washington Healthplanfinder website is down, and it’s causing problems for people who are dealing with billing issues. Some of them say the website is mistakenly debiting their accounts

The Bruners enrolled for insurance on the Washington Healthplanfinder website, last October. They say they selected the bill pay date to be December 24th. Instead the Washington Healthplanfinder drafted the 835 dollar premium Monday…

One viewer emailed KING 5 saying, “They drafted my account this morning for a second time.”…

“We’ve got to figure out how to get money to pay the bills for the next week or two until we have another check come through,” said Josh Bruner. “It’s just crazy.”

***

“We’re encouraging [insurers] to offer retroactive coverage,” Michael Hash, director of HHS’s office of health reform, told reporters on a Thursday afternoon conference call. “For example, to allow someone who signs up and pays on January 5 to get coverage with a retroactive start date of January the first.”

“Many insurers do retroactive coverage in the current market,” HHS policy director Chiquita Brooks-Lasure said later on the same call. But health care industry consultant Bob Laszewski says that isn’t true.

“I don’t know what the hell they’re talking about,” Laszewski tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD. “I’ve been in the health insurance business for 40 years. You sign it prospectively, not retrospectively.”

Indeed, if people could buy insurance retroactively, why would they buy it when they’re healthy? If you could get your medical bills covered from a January 3 car accident by signing up on January 10, there would be no reason to pay a premium in December.

***

“What’s wrong with ‘urging’ insurers to offer free care?” you might ask. “That’s not the same as forcing them to offer free care.” Except that the government is using the full force of its regulatory powers, under Obamacare, to threaten insurers if they don’t comply. All you have to do is read the menacing language in the new regulations that HHS published this week, in which HHS says it may throw otherwise qualified health plans off of the exchanges next year if they don’t comply with the government’s “requests.”…

The administration could pay insurers to cover up for its mistakes. But that would lead to criticism—as it has in other instances—that the White House is lawlessly throwing taxpayer money at insurers to, well, cover up for its mistakes. So, instead, they’re asking insurers to pay for the mistakes

[I]t will be up to insurers to sue to protect their rights. Like battered wives, they are unlikely to do so. Companies like Aetna and Humana are so terrified that the administration will run them out of business that they are more likely to do what they’re told, and quietly pass the costs on to consumers. The chaos and recriminations have made insurers like UnitedHealth, who have largely stayed out of the exchanges, look smart.

***

This tells us a few things, I think. The first is that the administration is deeply worried about people who had insurance they liked who are now going into January with either no insurance or with insurance that doesn’t cover doctors and treatments they’re receiving. And because the administration has access to the enrollment data, this further suggests to me that the enrollment spike we saw at the very end of November and the beginning of December has not reached a pace at which they can reasonably expect that the 5 million people who had their plans canceled will have replaced their coverage by Jan. 1. There’s no way to know for sure, of course, but if enrollment was still rapidly accelerating, they wouldn’t need to basically beg insurers to help them eke out as many December enrollments as possible.

The second thing it tells you is that the administration has reached the limits of its November strategy of using last-minute rule-making to implement on-the-fly changes to the law. Most in the latest round aren’t even rules, or even changes to rules; they’re requests. The insurers may well go along — they, too, have a big stake in Obamacare’s success. But by making the request in public, the administration has given itself room to blame insurers when people lose access to doctors, drugs or insurance. Now they can say, “Well, we asked them not to do that.”

Day by day, the administration is putting more of the onus on insurers to make this market work — voluntarily, out of the goodness of their hearts or at least out of mutual self-interest. In some ways, that may be a good thing; insurers are pretty good at delivering insurance, so giving them a freer hand may make sense. But, of course, it hands an awful lot of power to insurers that just a few months ago the administration seemed committed to taking away. It probably wouldn’t be doing that if it weren’t worried about how things are going.

***

Via RCP.


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Murphy9 on December 15, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Dire!!!

Bmore on December 15, 2013 at 8:03 PM

…who cares?

KOOLAID2 on December 15, 2013 at 8:11 PM

They just make things up about the insurance industry? I mean really. They just make it up. You tell your insurer you want retroactive coverage. Oh, and you had not paid the premium. Good luck. This is more ObamaLand stuff.

pat on December 15, 2013 at 8:11 PM

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday it would require insurance companies to accept premium payments for plans that start on Jan. 1 up until Dec. 31-eight days from the already once delayed date of Dec. 23.

What does the law say? Just for fun since the rat-eared dicator will get away with this kind of crap.

Happy Nomad on December 15, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Unconstitutional….not that it matters.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Until it’s resolved, the couple is putting their best face forward.

“We haven’t bought anyone’s Christmas gifts yet,” said Shannon Bruner. “We’re just kind of waiting.”

“We wrote a check to our nanny last week, it isn’t going to work,” said Josh Bruner. “So she can’t get paid.”

from the end of the article on the debiting of the bank accts.

they got a nanny? how sweet.

Podesta and barry and all the leftists are rejoicing this Christmas…their dreams are finally coming true. You can smell the nationalization of the insurance industry acomin’

there’s money to be made…the RINOs are being cheered by the lobbyists of the Chamber…crush those conservatives…there’s Money to be made her

and smiling barry warmly looks over his friends in London

from the twitter feed of the US embassy in London

The newly installed tapestry of President Obama casts a warm smile over guests at an event @USAinUK last night.

https://twitter.com/USAinUK/status/411526582725931008/photo/1

r keller on December 15, 2013 at 8:20 PM

“This will kill insurance companies,” says Devon Herrick, senior analyst at the National Center for Policy Analysis, of the latest deadline extension.

Why hell, yes. That’s what it’s supposed to do.

predator on December 15, 2013 at 8:21 PM

predator on December 15, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Yups, from day 1.

pambi on December 15, 2013 at 8:25 PM

I’m going to start procrastinating here in a minute.

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Did Boehner call this “ridiculous”…? Any statement about Dear Leader losing all credibility? How about any statements by the GOP on the latest round of lawlessness? So brave…

d1carter on December 15, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Unconstitutional….not that it matters.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 8:17 PM

What’s a consta tushional?

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Come Jan 1st, you won’t be able to console folks who 1) thought they had coverage and they dont 2) doubled/tripled premiums 3) fewer doctors to choose as well as hospitals 4) ridiculous deductibles. Snake oil consumption will officially end when reality hits the checkbook and medical appointments. GOP needs to stay out of their usual self-inflicted wounding and let the noose tighten over the Dems’ necks.

hillsoftx on December 15, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Will there be any specialists in your network?

Are there any good specialists in your network?

Murphy9 on December 15, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Well, we all know that nobody is madder than Obama.

Happy Nomad on December 15, 2013 at 8:32 PM

“Many insurers do retroactive coverage in the current market,” HHS policy director Chiquita Brooks-Lasure said later on the same call. But health care industry consultant Bob Laszewski says that isn’t true.

.
Apparently she knows as much about insurance as Øbama does… which means she knows next to nothing.

ExpressoBold on December 15, 2013 at 8:33 PM

If you want your RWM you can keep your RWM.

LIAH

Hi Pambi. :)

“Many insurers do retroactive coverage in the current market,” HHS policy director Chiquita Brooks-Lasure said later on the same call. But health care industry consultant Bob Laszewski says that isn’t true.

^ “Chiquita Brooks-Lasure.”

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 8:34 PM

This is my wife, Del Monte Macy’s-Ça m’énerve, and my son, Dole Kenmore-Morte.

That’s cousin Itt.

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 8:40 PM

“If you lose your insurance and are harmed both medically and financially because of our screw ups you can remain that way. Period.” The Lying Sack of America finally comes clean.

Mason on December 15, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Kerry returns to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, raises environmental concerns

Well, maybe this is the visit that’s seared into his memory.

BobMbx on December 15, 2013 at 8:47 PM

The ‘fix’ is in.

Quelle surprise!

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 8:47 PM

This is my wife, Del Monte Macy’s-Ça m’énerve, and my son, Dole Kenmore-Morte.

That’s cousin Itt.

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 8:40 PM

I’ve got an uncle named Pluribus.

BobMbx on December 15, 2013 at 8:49 PM

The ‘fix’ is in.

Quelle surprise!

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 8:47 PM

ExpressoBold and I quoted the same text at the same time for completely different reasons. I’ve been afraid ever since. What other bizarre coincidences await?

Best not to move or make noise.

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 8:53 PM

“We’re encouraging [insurers] to offer retroactive coverage,” Michael Hash, director of HHS’s office of health reform, told reporters on a Thursday afternoon conference call. “For example, to allow someone who signs up and pays on January 5 to get coverage with a retroactive start date of January the first.”

So how do the doctors know who to bill on the first? They don’t, which is why this is a complete disaster.

Doc: So who’s your insurance company?

Patient: Don’t know, we haven’t completed signing up yet

Doc: Thats ok, we’ll just bill AETNA anyway.

BobMbx on December 15, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 8:53 PM

But, Axefellow…I have this really great ‘urban renewal article’ I need to post. I think this is the ultimate answer to NYC overcrowding and sky high rental rates. :)

Upper west siders in an uproar

LOL!

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 8:56 PM

In protest, what we need to do here is to take a Million Man Obama. At 10:30 AM on January 1, 2014, every man and woman in the country needs to straddle a commode and collectively take an Obama. For those unable to time their Obama Movement accordingly, a flush of the toilet will do.

It’s time to stand up sit down for a show of solidarity for the country and her citizens who have been Obama’d on each and every day since 2009.

TXUS on December 15, 2013 at 8:58 PM

TXUS on December 15, 2013 at 8:58 PM

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

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Hi Merm.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:02 PM

ObamaCare. Over 13 served. Millions severed.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:04 PM

“This will kill insurance companies,” says Devon Herrick, senior analyst at the National Center for Policy Analysis, of the latest deadline extension.

Aw, so cute. Almost like he thinks that hasn’t been the plan from the beginning.

Midas on December 15, 2013 at 9:04 PM

ObamaCare. Because no one has a right to live longer than they should.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:06 PM

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 8:56 PM

That warmed my heart.

Or maybe it was the whiskey.

cozmo on December 15, 2013 at 9:06 PM

cozmo on December 15, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Good evening, Cozmo. :) Me, too… and I haven’t even had the whiskey. I loved that article. :)

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:08 PM

ObamaCare. Because morticians are a vital part of your wellness.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Obamacare. We’ve set the timer on your life expectancy… and the clock is ticking.

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:10 PM

ObamaCare. Because your health care is our business.

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM

ObamaCare. BECAUSE the Gubmint run DMV and USPS worked so well.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Hi, gang.
I’m outta Cheetos, but just opened a box’o'wine.
FINNALY have all gifts in house, so feeling rather relieved, atm.

pambi on December 15, 2013 at 9:13 PM

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Good evening to you, too. Good to free you.

TXUS on December 15, 2013 at 9:13 PM

ObamaCare. Because you have some extra organs politicians might need.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Oh, and screw politics for awhile .. Not into depressive stuff
Snort.

pambi on December 15, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Farther uptown, on Central Park West — where the neighborhood’s most expensive rental, a town house with a pool, fetches a cool $75,000 a month —

Wow.

I admit it. I felt something. My fingers are sore at the moment because I spent the day trying to finish recycling junk wood into furniture. Almost. :) Not an hour ago I had an argument with myself about spending $35 on the credit card at Amazon to pick up sundries that I need — but I don’t have it, and I think I should probably just do without. Before that, I counted up what I needed, still outstanding, to break even this month — $75 to go.

And, in that state of mind, I saw it: $75,000 — a month.

Yup. For a second I felt foolish, small, and less, none of which are in the mind of God, all of which lead to worse feelings, thoughts and actions.

Pretty embarrassing. I need to check myself — shouldn’t have been possible to feel diminished like that. I wonder how my armor got chinked? :) But on the upside, I bet I could write a really compelling line now. I could start there, and the butler did it would be perfectly reasonable. :)

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM

ObamaCare. Because you want to arrive at your funeral ahead of time.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Putting lights on the tree. Checking in from time to time.

KCB on December 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM

ObamaCare. Because there are people worldwide who want to be you, at least for a few days.

TXUS on December 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

^ re. Jackie’s

Upper west siders in an uproar

LOL!

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

ObamaCare. Bringing you briefer living through eugenics.

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Snort.

pambi on December 15, 2013 at 9:14 PM

!

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Lolz. Ok everyone go to sketchbook and donate. If he makes you laugh you gotta cough up some coinage.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:18 PM

ObamaCare. Because life is a luxury you can’t afford.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Tricky times, for sure, Raj.
He still smiles upon you. :-)

pambi on December 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Tricky times, for sure, Raj.

Bahaaaaaaaaaaa

bazil9 on December 15, 2013 at 9:21 PM

ObamaCare. Because there is always someone just as incompetent at the next Healthcare rationing window.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Omg, raj gets p3wned in merm language. (:

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:22 PM

bazil9 on December 15, 2013 at 9:21 PM

SNORT
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pambi on December 15, 2013 at 9:23 PM

ObamaCare. Because morticians are a vital part of your wellness.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Healthcare from womb to tomb…however long – or short – that may be.

Solaratov on December 15, 2013 at 9:24 PM

ObamaCare. Because the tax code wasn’t FUBARD enough already.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Yes… these are, overall in that particular neighborhood, the same progressive darlings who fly around in jets, often private jets, ride around in limousines whenever possible, often own more than one home…yet you and I shouldn’t take a hot shower or drive to work … because we’re ‘harming the environment’.

$75,000 a month for an apartment. A condominium recently sold in NYC for $95 Million. When I mention that these people aren’t able to relate to the value of a dollar, I mean it.

You should never let people who’s entire life is one excess piled upon the next hypocrisy cause you a moments concern about how you make your own way in the world, Axefellow.

They’ve lost the plot long ago.

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:25 PM

What’s a consta tushional?

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 8:29 PM

your mornin’ poop before goin’ to work

Fred

jrsrigmvr on December 15, 2013 at 9:25 PM

ObamaCare. Because your doctor needs to know who you voted for.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:28 PM

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:25 PM

What she said, which I woulda said, if not Cheetos-deprived.
Yeah, that’s it.

pambi on December 15, 2013 at 9:28 PM

‘Politicians have been scared to raise issues and nobody dared criticise the NHS. But the public are well ahead of politicians and they’ve suspected problems for some time. I’ve had elderly constituents scared to go into their local hospitals because of their experiences or those of their spouses.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2522878/National-Health-SHAMBLES-Three-damning-reports-mothers-abandoned-labour-hospital-blunders-day-patients-lost-faith-GPs.html#ixzz2nbIwgpex

i really hope that we can avoid Zeke and Obama’s dreams…and that whack job Dr. that goes around saying that the NHS is a jewel

these are just collectivist whacko who only have the ability to destroy.. Just like Van Jones and the whacko birds that were in his audience.

r keller on December 15, 2013 at 9:29 PM

pambi on December 15, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Good evening, Pambi. :) Very good to see you. I hope you’re well. And… I wish you had some Cheetos. No one should be ‘Cheetos-deprived’.:)

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:30 PM

bazil9 on December 15, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Good evening, B9.:) Wonderful to see you. I hope you’re well, too. :)

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:31 PM

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Hi J, dittoz!

bazil9 on December 15, 2013 at 9:33 PM

You should never let people who’s entire life is one excess piled upon the next hypocrisy cause you a moments concern about how you make your own way in the world, Axefellow.

They’ve lost the plot long ago.

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:25 PM

this is correct of course. I for one could never fit in to that world. I harbor no jealousy for them…except of course I do think they should keep out of the affairs of others. With the greed that politicians have and their eagerness to sell out the country for their own self interest, they will generally hope thru any hoops that the ultra-rich demand

r keller on December 15, 2013 at 9:33 PM

ObamaCare. Because IRS auditors want to give you the rubber glove treatment.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:34 PM

TXUS on December 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Indeed, and many of them also reserve the right to despise us at the same time.

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:35 PM

He still smiles upon you. :-)

pambi on December 15, 2013 at 9:20 PM

One miracle after another. I thought about writing it down. Really.

Something about ravens and a brook. :)

If people could see themselves from God’s point of view — even try to see themselves that way — they wouldn’t be open to other people defining them because they would know who they truly are. The scales used here are deceptive because the references are screwy. Things of no value are marked 10; things of inestimable value are marked 1. To put oneself into the world’s scales is to allow oneself to be lied to.

Hm. I think I know how my armor got chinked.

You should never let people who’s entire life is one excess piled upon the next hypocrisy cause you a moments concern about how you make your own way in the world, Axefellow.

They’ve lost the plot long ago.

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:25 PM

It passed, it passed. Just surprised me. :)

You know, this is why I like Dire so much. Dire would have just laughed and tipped his fedora. :)

RINO inclinations notwithstanding. — Heh.

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:35 PM

r keller on December 15, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Good evening, r keller. :)

Excellent observation.

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Thread’s got a lot of snorting in it.

*wipes forehead*

down boy

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Ok whoever guesses Twerps favorite breakfast cereal gets free missile toe.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:36 PM

your mornin’ poop before goin’ to work

Fred

jrsrigmvr on December 15, 2013 at 9:25 PM

lol

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:37 PM

You know, this is why I like Dire so much. Dire would have just laughed and tipped his fedora. :)

RINO inclinations notwithstanding. — Heh.

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Indeed. :)

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:37 PM

ObamaCare. Because your yule log is almost burnt out.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:37 PM

“If you lose your insurance and are harmed both medically and financially because of our screw ups you can remain that way die. Period.” The Lying Sack of America finally comes clean.

Mason on December 15, 2013 at 8:42 PM

FIFY

cornbred on December 15, 2013 at 9:38 PM

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:30 PM

And a fine, full-moon evening to you, too, MG.
All are well, here, thawing out a bit, and enjoying some sunshine again, in Arlington.
Ignoring politics for a week or so DOES help one’s attitude, I must say.

pambi on December 15, 2013 at 9:38 PM

ObamaCare. Because there is a dead Santa stuck in your chimney.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Putting lights on the tree. Checking in from time to time.

KCB on December 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Angel or star? Or ball?

I bet star.

But I bet it’s an angel.

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Or a ball.

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:39 PM

I’m making B9 a corn fritter Manger scene. Its incredible and edible.

I will dress her in swaddling clothes.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Ok whoever guesses Twerps favorite breakfast cereal gets free missile toe.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:36 PM

b9′s missile toe sings “Heaven is a Place on Earth.”

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:42 PM

pambi on December 15, 2013 at 9:38 PM

I may take your suggestion, Pambi, very soon. I’m glad to hear that you and yours are all well and enjoying the Christmas season. :)

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:42 PM

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 PM

LOL..

bazil9 on December 15, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:35 PM

OK, so should I be frightened by my relating so well to this ??

I sure do like living in the other dimension, in comparison.
Some day.

pambi on December 15, 2013 at 9:42 PM

b9′s missile toe sings “Heaven is a Place on Earth.”

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:42 PM

I laughed.

bazil9 on December 15, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Every tree should have a Mermaid at the top. Or perhaps a nymph.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:47 PM

I wonder what Dave will get Dire for Christmas this year? Prolly what Dire got Dave last year.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Poop humor? Really?

It’s bad enough I have to listen to that on morning radio. Not here too?

cozmo on December 15, 2013 at 9:51 PM

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Good evening, Spark. :)

I saw Dave shopping for beer steins and 3D puzzles the other day.

PS- Don’t tell Dire. :)

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Greensleeves

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:53 PM

If people could see themselves from God’s point of view …
Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Imagine if everyone always stopped and first considered how God sees the OTHER person you’re dealing with.
BAM !!!
:-)

pambi on December 15, 2013 at 9:53 PM

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:51 PM

My quips are sealed (:

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Obamacare is a thousand “glitches” wrapped in a hundred f-ups inside an unmitigated disaster.

VorDaj on December 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

ObamaCare: Because by the government complex things deliberately or incidentally obfuscated should be reordered such that by anyone of any capacity they might be understood, not by the individual, unaided and untrained.

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Every tree should have a Mermaid at the top. Or perhaps a nymph.

SparkPlug on December 15, 2013 at 9:47 PM

From a highly personal POV ….

YIKES !!!

pambi on December 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

^ “Chiquita Brooks-Lasure.”

Axe on December 15, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Another example of government hiring policies that put skin color ahead of competence.

northdallasthirty on December 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM

VorDaj on December 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Matryoshka legislation.

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2013 at 9:57 PM

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