Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on March 26, 2014 by Allahpundit

“What the hell is this, a joke?” Boehner said at his weekly press conference.

He was responding to the administration’s announcement on Tuesday evening that people who had begun the process of signing up for insurance through the federal exchanges would have until mid-April to do so, instead of March 31.

The Speaker called the move “another deadline made meaningless,” adding it to a litany of unilateral changes that the administration has made to the law.

“This is part of a long-term pattern of this administration manipulating the law for its own convenience,” Boehner said. “It’s not hard to understand why the American people question this administration’s commitment to the rule of law.”

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“Open enrollment ends March 31,” Mr. Albright said. But, he added, “We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the deadline to complete enrollment, either online or over the phone.”…

Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, has said repeatedly that the federal website has been repaired and is ready to handle a surge of applications expected just before the deadline. But White House officials and some technology experts working on the exchange began to worry that the website might freeze up if the demand exceeded expectations…

If the federal website faltered just before the deadline, it could create a political fiasco for Mr. Obama and other Democrats, just as they were recovering from the damage done when the site left millions of Americans frustrated in October.

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The Obama administration is giving anyone “in line” for health coverage extra time to get it. But there isn’t really a “line” and nobody’s checking who’s on it

For Affordable Care Act coverage, federal exchange customers can simply “attest” that they attempted to enroll on time but were stymied — whether by website glitches, complex family situations or pretty much any other explanation. They won’t have to produce documentation.

“Most people are truthful when applying for those benefits,” said Julie Bataille a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees the Obamacare enrollment system. On a call with reporters she declined to describe any scenario in which someone seeking to complete coverage after March 31 would be denied or told they weren’t “in line” for coverage.

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In reality, the administration is just continuing a long pattern of delays. They’re all designed to show flexibility and help the law work better, but they also fuel a public perception that Obamacare deadlines never really mean anything.

The administration already went through the same exercise in December, cutting people some slack if they were stuck in cybertraffic by the deadline for Jan. 1 coverage. Then and now, administration officials argued that it’s only fair to give people extra time if they were held up by the volume of last-minute sign-ups.

But the list of delays covers so much more. The administration has bent deadlines for the employer mandate (twice), put off the launch of the Spanish-language enrollment site and even delayed the enrollment season for 2015 — pushing it off until after the November midterm elections.

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As the White House is announcing some leeway on the March 31 enrollment deadline, about six in 10 uninsured American adults didn’t know about the deadline in the first place, according to a new poll…

Just 11 percent of the uninsured say they have been personally contacted about the health care law by phone, email, text or a door-to-door visit in the past six months.

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This latest instance is defended by the administration and its supporters as just a commonsense measure intended to help those who were stymied during the enrollment process by the glitch-ridden Heatlhcare.gov website. But the political implications of this decision are more far-reaching than the matter-of-fact announcement that sought to represent it as not a big deal. The delay seeks to get the president off the hook for the ACA likely falling millions short of the seven million enrollees that constituted the administration’s initial goal as well as the benchmark that would enable the ACA to be fiscally responsible.

At this point any excuse, no matter how flimsy, to do something to soften the blow of the expected shortfall makes sense for an administration that is already having a tough time selling the unpopular scheme to the public. But more than that, the record of unending delays and meaningless deadlines set up a situation where it will be difficult if not impossible for the federal government to police those provisions of the law that it really does want to enforce. Coming at a time when the Health and Human Services contraception mandate is under attack in the Supreme Court and, just as significantly, the system of ObamaCare subsidies is in peril of being overturned in the federal appellate courts, this new delay is just one more reason why the law is rightly viewed as having brought chaos rather than reform to the health-care system.

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[A]s antiquated and malleable as some view the Constitution, it clearly says something about the president taking care “that the laws be faithfully executed.” The ACA features no addendum stating “but if this doesn’t work out, the executive branch should feel free to make revisions to guarantee the law is a ‘success.’” So a person can be apprehensive about Obamacare on more than one level just as easily as John Harwood can appreciate the wonders of ACA exchanges and also fret over the lawlessness of implementation (a word that should be loosely used).

It must be noted that blowing Monday’s deadline wasn’t illegal, only a lie. Obamacare doesn’t specify how long the open enrollment period should last. But, as another delay is part of a slew of extensions and/or delays enacted without statutory power, it has a broader meaning. The “law” is now nothing but an ambiguous assurance that allows the administration to function — almost always for political gain — as it pleases. As Michael Cannon has noted, the administration has disregarded the requirement that recipients of insurance subsidies enroll in coverage through state exchanges. And, without any congressional authorization and contrary to the language of federal law, the administration is handing out subsidies to people enrolled through HealthCare.gov. The latest delay only adds to a far larger problem.

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Before the exchanges opened, the administration said it needed 40 percent of enrollments to come from young people to keep the prices of exchanges policies from spiking. The improbable worst-case scenario sketched by a December report from the Kaiser Family Foundation was 25 percent. Yet that’s where we’ve been stuck for months.

You can argue (as that report does) that age itself doesn’t matter much. But it seems unlikely that age is the only problem; if young people are staying away from the exchanges in droves, it seems likely that we’re also seeing quite a bit of what insurance experts call “adverse selection”: The folks who are buying insurance are disproportionately the ones who expect to need some costly health care in the coming year. If that’s the case, expect premiums to rise sharply — which is just what insurers have been threatening.

So again, here’s the really worrying scenario: The demographics haven’t budged, or have only barely improved from earlier months. The White House knows that means that big premium increases are in the offing for 2015, and they’re hoping to head them off at least temporarily with this delay. Extending open enrollment, which is essentially what they’re doing, would then be a desperate play to get more young, healthy customers into the exchanges, and perhaps to make it a bit harder for insurers to raise rates. In some states, insurers have to file preliminary rate increases in May. And thanks to this latest extension, they won’t have final data to back up any requests for a premium hike.

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If the administration goes into the next open enrollment with the same unattractive plan offerings costing a lot more than they do today, they will not be able to reboot Obamacare.

Simply, health insurance plans that cost middle-class individuals and families 10% of their after-tax income and have average Silver Plan deductibles of more than $2,500 a month are not attractive and people won’t buy them any more enthusiastically next fall than they already have. See: Obamacare: The Uninsured Are Not Signing Up Because the Dogs Don’t Like It

Doubling the fines for not buying in 2015 will only give the Democrats more political problems––and it doesn’t look to me like they are going to enforce the fines anyway.

Health insurance plan executives are now faced with a daunting decision. How do they price the 2015 Obamacare exchange plans?

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canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Thanks for the links..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 12:19 AM

good evening late night HA types..

hawkdriver on March 26, 2014 at 11:59 PM …
I was working/lurking….
what can help you with?

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Good Night CoffeeLover, Pleasant Dreams.

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Remain clam?

Lanceman on March 27, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Chip Diller for sure..:):)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Poof

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Dire did you go on the MM reefer thread?

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 12:22 AM

hawkdriver on March 27, 2014 at 12:04 AM

I understand..I think I get what you are saying..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 12:18 AM

It’s like folks with JFK. No one wants to believe a great man like him could be taken out by a two-bit commie who didn’t shoot well to begin with. But he did. These families don’t want to believe that a high-speed low drag bunch of guys that took out UBL could be taken out by a desert hillbilly with a lucky rpg shot. But it happened. The 47 is a juicy target to them and they’re shot at all the time. All the time. They just miss most of the time.

hawkdriver on March 27, 2014 at 12:23 AM

The Obama administration already has been forced to delay, drop or revise a host of other requirements in the law, such as the employer mandate, minimum benefits standards, and nondiscrimination rules. Until now, the White House has refused to delay or repeal the unpopular individual mandate because it was supposed to hide the full “on-budget” costs of ObamaCare. Its architects hoped that the mandate could force millions of Americans to pay for the law’s expensive coverage and cross subsidies through higher premiums instead of higher taxes. But they always lacked sufficient political support to try to make the mandate powerful enough to accomplish this.

Expect the mandate to turn into even more of a “suggestion” before votes are cast in this November’s congressional elections. With the mandate illusion off the table, the Affordable Care Act can no longer hide what it truly is: another unfunded liability for taxpayers.

–WSJ, from above link

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 12:24 AM

I was working/lurking….
what can help you with?

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 12:20 AM

No bro. you’re supposed to guess what I’m doing while Im commenting “going2mars“.

hawkdriver on March 27, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Did you share that with everdiso?

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 12:25 AM

There are so many dots to put together, but I am.

And it is not good.

At probably around 50 years old I face either Civil or World War. Financial collapse.

What the hell?

There’s nobody stopping it. Not even a token effort.

wolly4321 on March 27, 2014 at 12:26 AM

A tweet from the accused gun-runner…it doesn’t get and funnier than this

Leland Yee @LelandYee
I commend Pres Obama for his commitment to federal #guncontrol legislation. In #CA we will also strengthen state law. http://sd08.senate.ca.gov/news/2012-12-19-senator-yee-praises-president-obama-commitment-reasonable-gun-control
Retweeted by jimgeraghty

kcewa on March 26, 2014 at 11:50 PM

If you want to get a taste of what a sleaze bag Yee is, then scroll down to pages 90 – 100 of the affidavit. It’s double spaced, quick reading and well worth the look.

Unsealed Yee affidavit

climbnjump on March 27, 2014 at 12:27 AM

but Obama should not expect the red carpet treatment. Francis has shunned many of the extravagances of the papal title and, as such, he expects his guests to do the same, which means their meetings will be low-key with little fanfare.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Leftist thugs, answer this

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 12:30 AM

I went with “Trickle Down Progressivism” I like “I tinkle, therefore I am …” just as much, but it gives 0 too much credit. ; )

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 12:30 AM

hawkdriver on March 27

uhm…3D printing..??

(your not murdering trees at this hour..!!)

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 12:31 AM

Schadenfreude. What does Jackie win for the winning entry?

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 12:31 AM

Did you share that with everdiso?

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 12:25 AM

It is beyond comprehending anything…just an mouthazz-piece for obama.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 12:32 AM

(your not murdering trees at this hour..!!)

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 12:31 AM

Aren’t we all?

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 12:32 AM

What does Jackie win for the winning entry?

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 12:31 AM

First place :)

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 12:34 AM

And they got rich selling us out.

I’ll remember that.

You explain to me how we escape this mess.

They are leading us in to War. One way or the other.

wolly4321 on March 27, 2014 at 12:34 AM

(your not murdering trees at this hour..!!)

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 12:31 AM

No, at this hour I’m looking at Mars. Although it’s getting too high for my dormer window and I’m going to probably refocus on Saturn, I’ve been looking at your homeboy John Carter planet for about two hours now rising from the East. The new house is perfect. The entertainment room has an East and Wet dormer and I can watch the star and planets through my telescope all night. At the old place there was nowhere in the house it could be set up by a window so I sat out in the back yard in the cold in the winter or with the bloodsuckers in the summer. This is so awesome I can barely stand it.

hawkdriver on March 27, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Bmore on March 27

my paying work has been interfering with my quality lumber murdering time lately…you know feast or famine..

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 12:38 AM

West dormer …

hawkdriver on March 27, 2014 at 12:38 AM

I’m using a 2.5 mm lens and a 3x multiplier and it’s just beautiful.

hawkdriver on March 27, 2014 at 12:40 AM

They are leading us in to War. One way or the other.

wolly4321 on March 27, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Right you are, wolly.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 12:41 AM

hawkdriver on March 27

ahh your own crows nest…very cool.. heated too..!!
what house doesn’t need one..
did you happen to see this trot by the window?

http://www.space.com/25225-asteroid-rings-discovery-video-images.html

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Sorry, wolly, meant to link this.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 12:42 AM

hawkdriver on March 27, 2014 at 12:23 AM

I see what you are saying..You make excellent points and speak from experience..Thanks for the insight hawkdriver..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 12:43 AM

More humor from Leland Lee…

Leland Yee @LelandYee
Follow
A year after Sandy Hook, let us recommit ourselves to working towards a safer society for all of us.
1:12 PM – 14 Dec 2013

Yeah, he said that. As he was trying to smuggle in automatic weapons….

Bob Owens, from Bearing Arms, has it nailed…

Like so many gun-grabbing politicians that have been arrested in recent years, Yee seems to have been intent on disarming the law-abiding, Yee was merely making life safer for his criminal allies.

The next time you see a citizen control cultist, take a long, hard look at them, and ask yourself why they are so intent on passing laws that only disarm those who are not criminals.

Always figured this was the case…now we’ve got evidence.

Doc Holliday on March 27, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Dire did you go on the MM reefer thread?

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 12:22 AM

No I have not..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 12:45 AM

My latest invention; an edible Kate Upton puzzle. Flan flavored.

SparkPlug on March 27, 2014 at 12:46 AM

BMore can make wood out of boats. And whirligigs out of metal.

SparkPlug on March 27, 2014 at 12:48 AM

hawkdriver on March 27, 2014 at 12:37 AM

My wife loves using a telescope to look at planets and the moon..Very cool..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 12:48 AM

Dire did you go on the MM reefer thread?

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 12:22 AM

I did. Inhaled too.

KCB on March 27, 2014 at 12:49 AM

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Good evening..Glad to see you made it back to the “zoo crew”..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 12:52 AM

KCB on March 27, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Nooorrrmmm!..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

PSS..Going to the Masters??..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 12:53 AM

hawkdriver on March 27, 2014 at 12:37 AM

My wife loves using a telescope to look at planets and the moon..Very cool..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 12:48 AM

It is cool beyond belief. I just lost Mars in the top of the dormer window and am looking at a tiny Saturn now. Perfect night. When it gets a bit higher in the atmosphere, there’ll be less distortion and the rings will be clear enough to see. Well, with my telescope it just looks like one continuous ring, but it makes your heart pound.

hawkdriver on March 27, 2014 at 12:54 AM

did you happen to see this trot by the window?

http://www.space.com/25225-asteroid-rings-discovery-video-images.html

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 12:42 AM

I’m checking out Skyview now to see if it positions it.

hawkdriver on March 27, 2014 at 12:55 AM

PSS..Going to the Masters??..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Too rich for my blood. Ill be drinking a cold one and watching it on tv.

KCB on March 27, 2014 at 12:57 AM

hawkdriver on March 27

you can get great shopping and viewing tips here..

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 1:00 AM

I don’t think people understand war large enough that it’s no longer voluntary.

They act like it’s never happened,

wolly4321 on March 27, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Dire Straits on March 27

evening DS…hope your well…

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 1:01 AM

KCB on March 27, 2014 at 12:49 AM

The dang contact high over there was wicked awesome. Had to take a nap after the last peek in. ; )

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Too rich for my blood. Ill be drinking a cold one and watching it on tv.

KCB on March 27, 2014 at 12:57 AM

lolz..I will be with you..TV and beer..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 1:03 AM

I don’t think people understand war large enough that it’s no longer voluntary.

They act like it’s never happened,

wolly4321 on March 27, 2014 at 1:01 AM

obama thinks that all wars ended with the event of the new century.

Putin is a very clever fox. He figured out the US to utter perfection.

Russia arms, the US is choomed and disarms.

Michelle Malkin made Putin’s day.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 1:04 AM

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 1:01 AM

I’m still eating these mini candy bars.

KCB on March 27, 2014 at 1:04 AM

hawkdriver on March 27, 2014 at 12:54 AM

Agreed..Very cool..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 1:05 AM

Ok gang, I’m checking out now. Y’all have a pleasant and safe evening.

I keep chuckling at the whole Leland Yee thing—I spent a few hours at the indoor shooting range today. The place was busy, and the rifle range was one AR-15 after another, including Lady Doc’s and mine (with the kids, who are good shots themselves, firing away as well). There’s hope for this country yet.

People who espouse gun control should be viewed as criminals, or allies of criminals, just like Mr. Yee. They are not to be trusted.

Good night.

Doc Holliday on March 27, 2014 at 1:06 AM

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 1:01 AM

All is well..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 1:07 AM

Nite Doc. Pray that the mandate be dead.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 1:07 AM

Nite Doc, Checking out here too. Too hard to comment and reposition the telescope so much. I be losing my planets.

Night all.

hawkdriver on March 27, 2014 at 1:08 AM

Why doesn’t someone just get rid of Boehner………..he’s a bigger liar than Obama…….

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 1:10 AM

hawkdriver on March 27, 2014 at 1:08 AM

Enjoyed it as always friend..Later..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 1:10 AM

Yeah I’d check out too. A planet’s a big thing to lose. :)

Doc Holliday on March 27, 2014 at 1:10 AM

Happy Birthday to The Divine One Ms. Sarah Vaughan

Count Basie & Sara Vaughan in Carnegie Hall 1981

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 1:12 AM

sleep well HD..Doc..

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 1:16 AM

At least you have planets to lose. :(

Murphy9 on March 27, 2014 at 1:16 AM

anybody else here suffer thru the BHO Brussels 37 minutes of drivel today??

we will have peace in our time, if we wish it so…hard enough..er something silly..

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 1:28 AM

….aaaaand – Jaco!…..

williamg on March 27, 2014 at 1:32 AM

Slept all day. I can’t listen to that man speak for any length of time. His stupid rhetoric and speaking crutches grate on me.

Murphy9 on March 27, 2014 at 1:34 AM

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 1:28 AM

No sir..Not me..:)

PS..Have you been car racing lately??..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 1:36 AM

n1 williamg.

Murphy9 on March 27, 2014 at 1:39 AM

Hey, anyone in Florida and surrounding areas want to have a little party?

Cindy Munford on March 27, 2014 at 1:43 AM

Cindy Munford on March 27, 2014 at 1:43 AM

Looks like the “blue dog dems” are not extinct after all!!..:(

PS..Good evening..Great to see you..Hope you and yours are doing well..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 1:54 AM

PS..Have you been car racing lately??..:)

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 1:36 AM

I was in Florida last weekend for the 12 hours of sebring..
im thinking of long beach in two weeks..

I did watch Gordon get screwed last week on tele..
did you catch that one?

going2mars on March 27, 2014 at 2:08 AM

Dire Straits on March 27, 2014 at 1:54 AM

Yep, I thought if we went to welcome they might not work so hard to get rid of us. We are all great here. I hope your family is well.

Cindy Munford on March 27, 2014 at 2:12 AM

Cindy Munford on March 27, 2014 at 1:43 AM

Here is my plan; we get rid of them first. Now I did my part. You have to figure out how.

SparkPlug on March 27, 2014 at 4:16 AM

“But White House officials and some technology experts working on the exchange began to worry that the website might freeze up if the demand exceeded expectations…”

This is because best practices require they load test the website with special IT tools – they know it will not handle the load just like they knew at launch last fall….

alQemist on March 27, 2014 at 4:46 AM

Obama to have first audience with Pope Francis

an advance story from Vatican Radio released on the eve of the visit may give a hint of possible friction. Vatican Radio, which is directed by Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, is considered an official organ of communication for the church.

In the Vatican radio piece, it said Obama’s audience with the pontiff “will take place in the content of a complex phase of the administration’s relations of the Church of the United States, marked, in particular, by controversy on the implementation of health care reform having to do with the rules on mandatory health care coverage of sterilization, contraception, and abortion; and on other issues at the center of the public debate in the United States, such as the legalization of homosexual marriages.”

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 5:22 AM

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. The nighthawks didn’t get very far last night. I have an appointment with the doctor. My friend is driving me because she has an appointment too. Mine is about 15 minutes from here and hers is an hour later 10 minutes farther on. Works out good unless my doctor gets backed up and he never does.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 5:22 AM

Obama and the Pope agree to disagree: Discuss abortion, stem cells

Obama, however, reiterated his goal of reducing the number of abortions – a point he highlighted while running for President.

“President Obama affirmed his personal commitment to try to reduce the number of abortions in the United States,” said Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi.
Benedict presented Obama with a copy of a year-old Vatican document on bioethics that helped shape the Holy See’s opposition to stem cell research. The Vatican views such research as tantamount to abortion and the destruction of human life.

Obama supports the use of embryonic stem cells to pursue treatments for debilitating diseases. Days after taking office, he wiped out the Bush administration’s limits on stem cell research.

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 5:43 AM

What a phony Obungle is.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Obviously electing these Establishment Republicans is going to get Obamacare repealed and shrink government, right? They’ve always kept their promises in the past.

Another Libertarian on March 27, 2014 at 6:25 AM

“This is part of a long-term pattern of this administration manipulating the law for its own convenience,” Boehner said. “It’s not hard to understand why the American people question this administration’s commitment to the rule of law.”

You are in an elected leadership position.

You are part of the sovereign power delegated to Congress.

Congress has passed the law and must ensure that its will is properly enforced.

Speaker Boehner, here is the clue: YOU ARE TO TAKE ACTION.

And not just votes on the House floor or committee hearings, either. If you see Executive Abuse, as a member of Congress that has duly passed laws to be enforced, you have standing to bring the administrator of such laws to account for his administration. That is not just on impeachment, but in the court system. And as this law covers all of the people, and you are a representative of those in your district, at the very LEAST you can represent them in court and bring suit on their behalf against the administration. Organize citizens in your district to do this on the civil side, and get a discovery process going.

Speaker Boehner you ran to be a representative of the people in your district.

You ASKED FOR THE JOB.

When, oh when, will you actually DO YOUR DAMNED JOB?

ajacksonian on March 27, 2014 at 6:57 AM

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 5:22 AM

Good morning and hope the visit to see the doc is routine.

HonestLib on March 27, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! And, Trolls.

Let me tell you who we conservatives are: we love people. When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don’t see groups. We don’t see victims.

- Rush Limbaugh

My take: “A Warning From a Fed Up American Conservative”

kingsjester on March 27, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Obama, however, reiterated his goal of reducing the number of abortions – a point he highlighted while running for President.

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 5:43 AM

It’s not nice to be lying your ass off to the Pope!

Seriously, what has the filthy rat-eared bastard done to try and reduce abortions? If anything he has been anti-life as he pushes through the HHS mandate and attacks religous freedom. The abortion rate among blacks is about 50% and I don’t see where Obama has done one thing to try and move the needle on the number of abortions in the United States.

Happy Nomad on March 27, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Happy Nomad on March 27, 2014 at 7:07 AM

He’s done nothing to reduce abortions.

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Good morning and hope the visit to see the doc is routine.

HonestLib on March 27, 2014 at 7:00 AM

It is. Just a follow up.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 7:18 AM

He’s done nothing to reduce abortions.

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Even if he did want to he wouldn’t because he doesn’t DO anything.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 7:21 AM

He’s done nothing to reduce abortions.

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Obama and his team will maintain that ObamaCare’s mandate for employers to provide contraception and ‘reproductive care’ in their health care insurance packages for employees… the very issue being decided by the Supreme Court…is his effort to reduce abortions.

The logic the left will employ is that more ‘free’ contraception will result in fewer abortions.

He’ll claim the erosion of the right to freedom of religion is the unfortunate sacrifice that must be made to achieve this goal. He’ll claim it is for ‘the common good’.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 7:22 AM

He’ll claim the erosion of the right to freedom of religion is the unfortunate sacrifice that must be made to achieve this goal. He’ll claim it is for ‘the common good’.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Most of what socialists do is geared toward getting rid of as many people as they can because they think there are too many of us.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Obama Gives Pope Chest of ‘Fruit and Vegetable Seeds Used in the White House Garden’

President Barack Obama presented His Holiness Pope Francis with a custom-made seed chest featuring a variety of fruit and vegetable seeds used in the White House Garden.

“These I think are carrots,” he said, holding a pouch. “Each one has a different seed in it. The box is made from timber from the first cathedral to open in the United States in Baltimore.”

“If you have a chance to come to the White House, we can show you our garden as well,” the president said.

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Abortions outnumber live births in NYC’s black community

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Horrible.

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 7:31 AM

Abortions outnumber live births in NYC’s black community

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 7:27 AM

The original purpose for promoting abortion was to eliminate the “unfit”. Back in the 20′s they also wanted only educated people to reproduce. The slum community needs to realize they are victims of genocide.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 7:32 AM

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 7:31 AM

Indeed.

Good morning, kcewa. Good to see you.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 7:32 AM

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Morning. Are you feeling better?

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 7:39 AM

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 7:32 AM

These figures are for all of NYC, not just the inner urban areas, and Brooklyn had the highest figure. Brooklyn sports some very expensive neighborhoods and many residents can be described as affluent. The article also contains the figures for Hispanics, Whites, and Asians.

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 7:41 AM

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 7:39 AM

I’m fine, just very tired. I’ve been working overtime lately. A writer’s occupational hazard.

Thanks for asking, kcewa. I hope you’re well, too. :)

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 7:44 AM

President Barack Obama presented His Holiness Pope Francis with a custom-made seed chest featuring a variety of fruit and vegetable seeds used in the White House Garden.

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 7:30 AM

And because they came from Mrs. O’s garden, they’re magic seeds that will grow in different soil and climates all around the world.

Flora Duh on March 27, 2014 at 7:44 AM

And because they came from Mrs. O’s garden, they’re magic seeds that will grow in different soil and climates all around the world.

Flora Duh on March 27, 2014 at 7:44 AM

The president prefers not to call them seeds. They’re just tissue until something magic happens to them at the moment they sprout. Then they become alive.

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 7:51 AM

And because they came from Mrs. O’s garden, they’re magic seeds that will grow in different soil and climates all around the world.

Flora Duh on March 27, 2014 at 7:44 AM

The secret is in using unicorn manure.

Happy Nomad on March 27, 2014 at 7:54 AM

The original purpose for promoting abortion was to eliminate the “unfit”. Back in the 20′s they also wanted only educated people to reproduce. The slum community needs to realize they are victims of genocide.

crankyoldlady on March 27, 2014 at 7:32 AM

I think this is the point where a liberal would stamp their foot and start screaming about a woman’s “right” not to be punished with a child.

But let’s take the fact that the abortion rate in the black community is over 50%. How many of the children who are born have a father in their lives. Not a baby daddy but a father. I’m guessing that number isn’t high. The basic fact is that JFK and LBJ’s war on poverty has systematically killed off the black community for any other purpose than being a convenient voting bloc kept in poverty and the dependence on welfare.

Happy Nomad on March 27, 2014 at 8:01 AM

The basic fact is that JFK and LBJ’s war on poverty has systematically killed off the black community for any other purpose than being a convenient voting bloc kept in poverty and the dependence on welfare.

Happy Nomad on March 27, 2014 at 8:01 AM

And now that the black community is dying they want to import the poor from Latin America to replace those lost voters and welfare clients.

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Abortions outnumber live births in NYC’s black community

thatsafactjack on March 27, 2014 at 7:27 AM
Horrible.

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 7:31 AM

For years I have been talking loudly with my Liberal peers about the high abortion rate among minorities, especially in the black community, and the high rate of single parents in general (74% in the black community, 53% in the Hispanic community, and 29% in the white community).

For the most part, few seemed to care, but in the last year a few have started to listen and understand there is a systemic problem in the minority communities caused by our politicians. Have to admit, it is really hard to change entrenched beliefs, but I guess it gives me something to do! Seems it is more important for my liberal friends to be on the “right” side of history instead of being on the right side of the issues using documented facts. Instead, they are more worried about popular beliefs and bringing fairness. Man, how did I go down this rabbit hole when I was going to only yap about the high abortion rates?

HonestLib on March 27, 2014 at 8:09 AM

The secret is in using unicorn manure.

Happy Nomad on March 27, 2014 at 7:54 AM

Magic Turds. That would have make a great name for a punk rock band from the mid ’70s.

HonestLib on March 27, 2014 at 8:13 AM

And now that the black community is dying they want to import the poor from Latin America to replace those lost voters and welfare clients.

kcewa on March 27, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Yep. DC pols are freaking out. A combination of gentrification and declining black population has made DC “less chocolate” than before. I don’t think it will be this election cycle but I predict that it won’t be much longer before DC has their first elected white mayor.

Happy Nomad on March 27, 2014 at 8:17 AM

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