Quotes of the day

posted at 10:21 pm on March 31, 2014 by Allahpundit

RACHAEL RAY: Listen, I want to take time to talk about Healthcare.gov because today is the deadline right?

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: That is right. Today is the deadline. I think everyone is going to be really surprised and pleased how well this has turned out. But I want to say one thing, Rachel. Anybody who is in line now, anybody who is on the web, in person being interviewed and/or on the telephone, they are able to — even if the deadline closes — to stay in line. They can get into the system. It is a little bit like people, when the polls close at 8 and there are people waiting, they get to vote. So I think people are going to be really, really surprised how well this has turned out.

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As Americans around the country raced on Monday to sign up for health plans in new insurance marketplaces before a midnight deadline, HealthCare.gov, the online federal insurance exchange, was closed to new customers for two periods starting at dawn.

Federal health officials said that a midday shutdown was caused primarily by the large numbers of customers coming to the federal Web site, while software problems were responsible for the site opening about three hours late in the morning…

At noon, 109,000 people at once were on HealthCare.gov, twice as many as the day before, according to federal health officials.

The pauses in new sign-ups have come as record numbers of people on Monday also flooded a network of call centers for help in getting insurance through the marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. By noon on Monday, the centers logged 350,000 callers, roughly triple the volume on the second-highest day, Dec. 23, as the deadline approached for people to choose health plans in time for their coverage to start on New Year’s Day.

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According to the White House, officials and celebrity surrogates over the past six weeks have completed more than 300 individual radio interviews across the nation. That includes 20 radio interviews by the president, first lady and vice president. Chief of staff Dennis McDonough and senior advisers Dan Pfeiffer and Phil Schiliro participated in an additional 30 interviews. Cabinet secretaries have also completed some 60 radio interviews nationwide.

Valerie Jarrett alone has also completed 60 radio interviews and appeared on TV and Internet shows to promote the initiative. In an interview with Popsugar posted Friday, Jarrett pitched the law and fielded questions on One Direction and Snooki.

That effort has been magnified by the administration’s use of celebrities to get the word out about the ObamaCare deadline. According to the White House, celebrity “influencers” have posted messages about the law to more than 349,481,000 followers and have seen their messages retweeted more than 40,000 times

“A key part of the administration’s strategy has been to work with celebrities, athletes and other key influencers who were interested in helping us get the message out about the importance of getting health insurance, and had an enormous power to reach consumers outside of the Beltway — especially young people — through their social media platforms,” the White House official said.

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A better way to measure progress is to look at numbers from a handful of states that are collecting this kind of data and have reported it. Last week, New York officials told CNBC that 59 percent of people getting insurance through the state marketplace had no coverage before. The numbers were even higher in Kentucky, where officials told the network that 75 percent of people selecting plans had been uninsured before.

And according to Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat, officials in Washington state who have studied their enrollment data believe that the overall effect of Obamacare has been to reduce the ranks of the uninsured by about 25 percent. To give you a sense of scale, the Congressional Budget Office has predicted that the Affordable Care Act will in 2014 decrease the number of uninsured nationally from about 57 million to about 44 million—a reduction of about 23 percent. So if those Washington officials are right, their state is actually outperforming expectations by a little bit…

According to Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times, unpublished research from the Rand Corporation suggests that the uninsurance rate among working-age adults has fallen from 20.9 percent in the fall to 16.6 percent now. That’s roughly consistent with previously published survey findings from Gallup. Again, it’s hard to know how accurate these surveys are. But they certainly suggest the law is succeeding in reducing the number of people without health coverage. The question is by how much.

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According to the Times, which cites a study from Rand Corp., “At least 6 million people have signed up for health coverage on the new marketplaces, about one-third of whom were previously uninsured.” That suggests that two million uninsured Americans gained coverage as a result of the law…

[A]s recently as February — when analysts knew how many states weren’t going along with the Medicaid expansion and were aware of the early technical glitches facing the rollout of Obamacare — the CBO still projected that the law would reduce the number of uninsured by 13 million.

Even adding the 3 million young adults under 26 who were added to their parents’ insurance policies, the resulting 9.5 million total would still be significantly below expectations.

***

Assume all the numbers are correct, or at least close to correct. By far the largest part of Obamacare’s health coverage expansion has come from a) expanding Medicaid, and b) allowing young people to stay on their parents’ coverage. The part where Democrats essentially blew up the health care markets, imposed the individual mandate, and caused premiums to rise and deductibles to skyrocket? That hasn’t been such a success. If the Times number are correct, all of that — placing new burdens of higher costs and narrower choices on millions of Americans, in addition to setting the stage for coming changes in employer-based coverage — has resulted in two million of the previously uninsured gaining coverage.

The bottom line is that Democrats could have enacted two relatively small changes (small relative to the entirety of Obamacare, that is) in the health care system and achieved most of what Obamacare has achieved so far. Would Republicans have supported such changes back in 2009 and 2010? Who knows? Maybe a few would have — certainly the until-26 change — but the point is in the brief period when Obamacare was enacted, Democrats had about 255 votes in the House and 60 in the Senate. They could do what they wanted, which included pursuing more modest reforms that would have helped millions. Or they could blow things up and impose burdens on millions even as they helped others. Acting on decades of pent-up demand to take control of the health care system, they chose to blow things up.

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What’s important to remember is that this is not how Obamacare was supposed to work. The Congressional Budget Office, in its original estimates, predicted that the vast majority of the people eligible for subsidies on the exchanges would be previously uninsured individuals.

Instead, the vast majority are previously insured people, many of whom are getting a better deal on the exchanges because they either qualify for subsidies, or because they’re older individuals who benefit from the law’s steep rate hikes on the young…

This is a problem that may get worse over time, as the cost of plans continues to go up. In the McKinsey survey, of those who had decided not to sign up for Obamacare, the most common reason was the “affordability” of the offered plans. Indications from insurers like Aetna and WellPoint is that the premiums on the exchange will go up substantially next year.

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The CEO of the Cleveland Clinic says that a majority of Americans who signed up for Obamacare have seen their premiums rise.

“About three-quarters of them find that their premiums are higher than they had been previously with other insurance,” Toby Cosgrove told Fox News…

“We know for example that we’re going to get paid less for what we do,” Cosgrove stated. “Hospitals are going to be paid less for what they do. We also know that insurers are paying less for what we do.”

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I was one of those people who made a “firm pronouncement about how the Affordable Care Act (was) doing.” I fully expected the numbers of uninsured to skyrocket this year.

But that was because I thought the law was the law. I expected that the massive cancellations of group plans throughout 2014 would result in 25 million people previously covered to be wandering in the wilderness this year trying to figure out what to do next.

I had no idea that the law could be changed or delayed with a wave of the imperial hand. Silly me. Today, I have completely lost track of what is still required and what has been delayed. So I have sworn off making “firm pronouncements” of anything having to do with this bucket of porridge known as Obamacare… and I suggest others should, too.

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“Even though the website is working, the stench of the rollout lingers. Sebelius’s screw up will almost certainly cost us a bunch of seats,” said one Democratic operative. “But in time — certainly going into 2016 — the politics of the ACA will change. People do not like to lose benefits once they have become accustomed to receiving them. Why do you think the Dems never fundamentally changed or repealed the Bush prescription drug entitlement?”

That’s why Democratic campaign officials want to put so much focus on what would happen if the nation went back to the old health care system. Until now, they’ve spent more time trying to find success stories of newly insured, happy people. But for the elections, they’re leaning toward a different approach: finding horror stories of people who used to get turned down for health insurance or bankrupted by an illness, and having them say in TV ads, “Don’t make me go back to that.”

Democratic pollster Mark Mellman points out that the newly insured people haven’t had a chance to show whether they will be committed voters yet. “If you can communicate with them and explain what they stand to lose if the law is repealed, that will make a difference,” he said Mellman. “By November, we’ll be in a different position with those folks.”

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As the Obama administration and the uninsured race to meet today’s (sort-of) deadline for Americans to have purchased health insurance, we can now say something we weren’t 100% confident about back in October in November: The health-care law is here is to stay. More than 6 million have now enrolled in a health-care plan under the federal and state exchanges, which is up from a mere 100,000 back in October. And given the recent enrollment surge, it’s possible the final number is close to 7 million. What’s more, when you add the folks who’ve gotten insurance via expanded Medicaid and those under 26 who are on their parents’ insurance, overall total could be as high as 15 million. (So even if you subtract the 5 million Republicans estimate had been insured before, the net new insured appears could be around 10 million.) And then consider that the Congressional Budget Office has projected enrollment in the exchanges to double in 2015 (from 6 million to 13 million) and nearly double again in 2016 (from 13 million to 22 million). Bottom line: Repeal is more unlikely than it’s ever been before. How do you negate the health-care plans for these millions of Americans? So now what?…

”Next year is going to be interesting. What we’re hearing from the insurers thus far is that they’re expecting double-digit increases for the cost of these health plans on the exchange in 2015,” conservative health-care expert Avik Roy said on “Meet the Press” yesterday. “We still haven’t heard about how much the plans are going to cost for employer-sponsored insurance under Obamacare as it was before. And those things are going to affect the election in November for sure.” Liberal health-care expert Jonathan Cohn countered, “We’ll wait and see where those premiums come in. They are getting a lot of people in now,” he said on “Meet the Press” yesterday. “You know, there’s been this pattern where they always predict the worst. You know, the website wasn’t working: ‘No one will ever sign up.’ And then it was, ‘Well, no one will get to the doctor.’ And you know what? Things were okay. There were problems, but things worked out well. I’m pretty optimistic.”

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We don’t know yet what the paid enrollment looks like or how successfully the program is actually enrolling the uninsured. (After some grim estimates, this Rand study is making liberals feel a little more optimistic, but still suggests a below-expectations result.) We don’t know what the age-and-health-status composition of the enrollee pools looks like or what that means for premiums next year and beyond. We don’t know if any of the suspended/postponed provisions of the law will actually take effect. And we certainly don’t know what any of this means for social policy in the long run.

But we do know that there won’t be an immediate political unraveling, and that we aren’t headed for the kind of extremely-low-enrollment scenario that seemed conceivable just a few months ago, or the possible world where cancellations had ended up outstripping enrollment, creating a net decline in the number of insured. And knowing that much has significant implications for our politics. It means that the kind of welfare-state embedding described above is taking place on a significant scale, that a large constituency will be served by Obamacare (through Medicaid as well as the exchanges) in 2016 and beyond, and that any kind of conservative alternative will have to confront the reality that the kind of tinkering-around-the-edges alternatives to Obamacare that many Republicans have supported to date would end up stripping coverage from millions of newly-insured Americans. That newly-insured constituency may not be as large as the bill’s architects originally hoped, or be composed of the range of buyers that the program ultimately needs. But it will be a fact on the ground to an extent that was by no means certain last December. And that fact will shape, and constrain, the options of the law’s opponents even in the event that Republicans manage to reclaim the White House two years hence.

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Via RCP.


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Early…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:22 PM

A deadline or be fined..

Welcome to the USA…American citizens..

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Lets cheer for the IRS to track us down if we don’t comply with our God Given Right to pay the Government…

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:23 PM

These pieces were all written weeks ago. Facts be damned.

BKeyser on March 31, 2014 at 10:23 PM

RACHAEL RAY makes me sick. She just needs to shut up and cook…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Freeloaders….Remember this period..because….

It ain’t going to last…..

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:24 PM

TEENAGER!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:24 PM

I could’ve Bishoped. But in this age of “fairness” I backed off to give a chance to someone less fortunate than I.

predator on March 31, 2014 at 10:25 PM

I could’ve Bishoped. But in this age of “fairness” I backed off to give a chance to someone less fortunate than I.

And that couldn’t be me…?

:)

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:26 PM

And that couldn’t be me…?

:)

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:26 PM

I had you in mind, but obviously OC had a greater need.

predator on March 31, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Ahh…there his is….Jay Carney as the Joker in this admin….

What a too;

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Ratso has wreaked havoc all throughout the house today in our absence. At what point does a neutered male meezer kitten calm down? We haven’t had a male in years…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:29 PM

They can celebrate all they want. Those of us more sober to what this is smell like Hoppes #9 these days.

I will indeed require force. I won’t comply. Ever.

wolly4321 on March 31, 2014 at 10:29 PM

I had you in mind, but obviously OC had a greater need.

predator on March 31, 2014 at 10:27 PM

[snapping finger]

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:29 PM

what a too; =

what a dipshit…

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Wow….it passed the filters..

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:30 PM

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:29 PM

I’ll trade you.
Sasha has taken to peeing in a corner of the living room. She’s 14-so it could be medical. She could be just weird too.
either way there’s likely some kitty depends in her future.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Shit is acceptable verbiage here…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Can “black market medicine” be far behind?

predator on March 31, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Add the fed reserve pumping and the debt.. ooomph.

wolly4321 on March 31, 2014 at 10:32 PM

LOL…Custer did a victory lap too…

William Eaton on March 31, 2014 at 10:32 PM

I’m try to thing of something sneaky to do to Alex tomorrow. The problem is that he knows how I operate-so he’s able to prepare for things. *glares.* LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Shit is acceptable verbiage here…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:31 PM

I gues..

Lets see..

Obama is a big, steaming pile of shit……

That’s right..

Our current dumnass prez….

shit

SHIT…

Any arguments?

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:34 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Ratso is a real handful. He has destroyed decorations in the bathroom, dumped the trash in the kitchen and made a mess of the kleenex in the living room this morning. Not to mention terrorizing poor Kitten all evening…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Whoa…….

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:34 PM

At what point does a neutered male meezer kitten calm down?
OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:29 PM

He needs more smoking.

kringeesmom on March 31, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Any arguments?

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Nope. I like your verbiage, my brother…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:35 PM

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Sheldon has licked off much of the fur on his stomach and some fur on his hind legs. Weirdo.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:36 PM

So I think people are going to be really, really surprised how well this has turned out.

LOL.

How do people like Biden sleep at night?

I’m convinced that 99% of pols and bureaucrats are certificable sociopaths …

ShainS on March 31, 2014 at 10:36 PM

He needs more smoking.

kringeesmom on March 31, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Taking him out for a smoke now…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Why does that oriental broad in the picture have I Love obamacare on her cast?

I was assured by Angus Young (D)itz Maine that that does not exist.

Who made who?

Lanceman on March 31, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Sheldon has licked off much of the fur on his stomach and some fur on his hind legs. Weirdo.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Does he have fleas? Try Advantage…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:37 PM

I’m not worried. Once Mitch McConnell is in charge of the Senate it’s all over for Obamacare! hehehehe

SouthernGent on March 31, 2014 at 10:37 PM

I’m try to thing of something sneaky to do to Alex tomorrow. The problem is that he knows how I operate-so he’s able to prepare for things. *glares.* LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Wow,Alex is so lucky… with a mom who plots against him, he won’t even need to go out and make any enemies of his own… <— Insert maniacal laughter here…

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 10:38 PM

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:37 PM

He’s on Revolution.
He’s just neurotic.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:38 PM

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 10:38 PM

He turn 20 tomorrow.
There are downsides to being born on April 1. *smirk*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Can “black market medicine” be far behind?

predator on March 31, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Black markets are the only winners in socialist/communist/fascists states …

Remember when HillaryCare was going to imprison any doctors who provided care outside “the system”? Good times, good times …

ShainS on March 31, 2014 at 10:39 PM

I was assured by Angus Young (D)itz Maine that that does not exist.

Who made who?

Lanceman on March 31, 2014 at 10:37 PM


Really???

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Any arguments?

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:34 PM

After Obaka takes a shit, is he still the smartest object in the room?

ShainS on March 31, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Evening All

OC I had a blue point and he stayed crazy until he passed at 16 yrs old.

CoffeeLover on March 31, 2014 at 10:41 PM

OL. How do people like Biden sleep at night? I’m convinced that 99% of pols and bureaucrats are certificable sociopaths … ShainS on March 31, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Well,, there were those 2 brain surgeries in the base of his brain for anyeurisms…

wolly4321 on March 31, 2014 at 10:41 PM

We haven’t had a male in years…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:29 PM

TWSS…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:41 PM

There are downsides to being born on April 1. *smirk*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:39 PM

ROTFLMAO… Epic prank…

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Back in college I swam for my fraternity in the Greek intramural’s once. I’ve always been a good swimmer but not particularly fast, but we were just trying to get some participation points. I volunteered to do the 400 meter (that’s there and back 4 times) knowing I’d lose, but at least finish. 6 of the guys I was swimming against were ASU varsity swimmers in their speedoes, swim caps and goggles (probably shaved legs too) and some dude in regular shorts on the block next to me. I was hungover and looked it, wearing regular shorts and smoking a cigarette on the block. The guy in the regular trunks looked at me and laughed, “Well at least I won’t come in last,” he said. Except he didn’t even make it to the 200 m point before quitting. So I kept plowing ahead. The other 6 guys finished and I still had to go there and back. When I finished a couple minutes behind everyone else I hit the wall, pumped my fists in the air and exited the pool as if I had won. I think that’s what they’re trying to pull with obozocare now.

Flange on March 31, 2014 at 10:41 PM

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Dang, OC! What in Heaven’s Name did you do?? Leave the TV on the “All GNR Channel”??

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Obama is a big, steaming pile of shit……

That’s right..

Any arguments?

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Any arguments?

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Nope. I like your verbiage, my brother…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:35 PM

I believe that is a noun?

kcewa on March 31, 2014 at 10:43 PM

After Obaka takes a shit, is he still the smartest object in the room?

ShainS on March 31, 2014 at 10:41 PM

*flushing sound*

He is now.

predator on March 31, 2014 at 10:43 PM

ROTFLMAO… Epic prank…

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 10:41 PM

He really hasn’t been ‘hazed’ about being an April Fools baby-except by me-but it doesn’t seem to surprise anyone that he was born on it. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Flange on March 31, 2014 at 10:41 PM

LOL.

Another Monty Python reference? ;-)

ShainS on March 31, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Really???

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Somebody lost their humbuckers.

Lanceman on March 31, 2014 at 10:44 PM

These pieces were all written weeks ago. Facts be damned.

BKeyser on March 31, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Yup, they’re lying about this was inevitable.

jawkneemusic on March 31, 2014 at 10:44 PM

predator on March 31, 2014 at 10:43 PM

HAHAHAHA!!!

ShainS on March 31, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Ugh, their*

jawkneemusic on March 31, 2014 at 10:45 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:44 PM

The nurses and doctors must’ve WUVVED you… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Ratso hated the howling and blustery north winds. It is 34 with a wind chill of 17 right now. That’ll teach him to smoke. He crawled inside my bomber jacket…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:45 PM

not worried. Once Mitch McConnell is in charge of the Senate it’s all over for Obamacare! hehehehe SouthernGent on March 31, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Yep. He’ll jam reconciliation right back down their throats. Hee hee.

Or build more dams.

wolly4321 on March 31, 2014 at 10:47 PM

After Obaka takes a shit, is he still the smartest object in the room?

ShainS on March 31, 2014 at 10:41 PM

If the press takes that shit…

And makes it trophy…

And sells it on Ebay….

Yep….he is smart…

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Ratso seems to have a mind of his own. At least the stinkum ain’t left out on the mirror on top of the dresser any more…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:45 PM
He was actually due on the 31st of March-but me and his dad just KNEW that any kid of ours was going to be born on April 1.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:48 PM

15m
President’s health care law on track to hit 7 million sign-ups on deadline day, per @AP sources
end of alert

Thank Gaia I live in democrat utopia!

Murphy9 on March 31, 2014 at 10:49 PM

ShainS on March 31, 2014 at 10:44 PM

This time it’s actually a true story. The crowd loved it. :-)

Flange on March 31, 2014 at 10:50 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:48 PM

My first two were three days early; Youngest Dear Son was 15 days early.

Then again, Middle Dear Son was born on the 52d anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki…wasn’t THAT the bit of trivia ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Electrongod on March 31, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Good point.

Tragically, I would no longer be surprised to see that event turn up as an actual news headline story here on HA, even before appearing on The Onion

ShainS on March 31, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I was assured by Angus Young (D)itz Maine that that does not exist.

Who made who?

Lanceman on March 31, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Really???

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Happy 59th Birthday Angus!

kcewa on March 31, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Ratso is clearly withdrawing from nicotine. Or perfume.

Doc Holliday on March 31, 2014 at 10:52 PM

According to the Times, which cites a study from Rand Corp., “At least 6 million people have signed up for health coverage on the new marketplaces, about one-third of whom were previously uninsured.” That suggests that two million uninsured Americans gained coverage as a result of the law…

More likely closer to only a million and likely 20% of them haven’t even paid.

CW on March 31, 2014 at 10:52 PM

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Moved it to the Royal Powder Room, did she? ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I’m ONE DAY younger than Boss Emeritus.
I was due in December…supposedly.
God has a sense of humor he does.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:53 PM

He really hasn’t been ‘hazed’ about being an April Fools baby-except by me-but it doesn’t seem to surprise anyone that he was born on it. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:44 PM

The joke was on you…

kcewa on March 31, 2014 at 10:53 PM

…B I S H O P…!!!

KOOLAID2 on March 31, 2014 at 10:53 PM

or in you

kcewa on March 31, 2014 at 10:53 PM

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Happy 59th Birthday Angus!

kcewa on March 31, 2014 at 10:51 PM

For his 60th birthday, Angus is hoping the band will buy him some new hair… <— Insert shocked look here…

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 10:54 PM

God has a sense of humor he does.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Yahweh to you.

Lanceman on March 31, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Doc Holliday on March 31, 2014 at 10:52 PM

LOL…Hi Doc (waving)

CoffeeLover on March 31, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Moved it to the Royal Powder Room, did she? ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:52 PM

I have no idea where it went to. I just know it cost me a pretty penny to replace it. I still wonder about it being almost empty…
Hmmm….

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:54 PM

kcewa on March 31, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Ha. nope-some form of him was expected.
Too bad that ‘form’ grew up into a DORK FISH! LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Who made who?

Lanceman on March 31, 2014 at 10:37 PM

C’mon, Lancie…you KNEW I couldn’t pass THAT ONE up… :P

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Hey Doc…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Lanceman on March 31, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Shut it, AARP Boy!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Can “black market medicine” be far behind?

predator on March 31, 2014 at 10:31 PM

I’ve been considering going to my vet for my healthcare. They are nicer than my doctors office, use the same drugs, and have the same labs and x-ray equipment.

kringeesmom on March 31, 2014 at 10:55 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Been talking to flamingoes again, have you? :P

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:56 PM

C’mon, Lancie…you KNEW I couldn’t pass THAT ONE up… :P

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Yeah, maniacal laughter dude already played it for me.

Lanceman on March 31, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:56 PM

???

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Shut it, AARP Boy!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Get off my grass ya dang whipper snapper…

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 10:57 PM

CoffeeLover on March 31, 2014 at 10:54 PM

We meet again! :-D

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I see the lovely Wenches & Rude Buffoons, but where are the loons and trolls? My internet was down for eight hours last night. I was so bummed I couldn’t get into the QOTD…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Who made who, who made you?
Who made who, ain’t nobody told you?
Who made who, who made you?
If you made them and they made you
Who picked up the bill, who? And who made who?
Who made who, who turned the screw?

Lanceman on March 31, 2014 at 10:59 PM

AC DC Angus Young Guitar Solo Live At River Plate

For his 60th birthday, Angus is hoping the band will buy him some new hair… <— Insert shocked look here…

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 10:54 PM

And get rid of the hat?

kcewa on March 31, 2014 at 10:59 PM

My internet was down for eight hours last night. I was so bummed I couldn’t get into the QOTD…

OmahaConservative on March 31, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Told ya not to put that in your usb port… <— Insert shocked look here…

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 10:57 PM

yup…..hey you confused Alt! :) LOL aaah now I know it’s not just me

CoffeeLover on March 31, 2014 at 11:00 PM

An Ass masquerading as a President once found a Doctor’s white lab coat which had been left out in the sun to dry. He put it on and spoke to his countrymen. All bowed, both men and women, and he was a proud Ass that day. In his delight he lifted up his voice and brayed treatments and prescriptions and timetables and qualifications randomly and incoherently and unleashed mindless bureaucrat zombies upon the land to look for trouble, find it everywhere, diagnose everything incorrectly and then in a very grouchy and slow manner misapply all the wrong remedies, and then everyone knew him for the Ass he really was.

Cheshire Cat on March 31, 2014 at 11:00 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Flamingoes…lovely birds…until I put the kneecaps on backwards–George Burns as God, “Oh God” (1977)

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 11:00 PM

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 10:54 PM

And get rid of the hat?

kcewa on March 31, 2014 at 10:59 PM

He might consider it nice to be able to take it off once in a while… <—- o_O

oscarwilde on March 31, 2014 at 11:01 PM

and then everyone knew him for the Ass he really was.

Cheshire Cat on March 31, 2014 at 11:00 PM

And breathalyzers were reached for by all…

Lanceman on March 31, 2014 at 11:02 PM

CoffeeLover on March 31, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Wow. I got ALT…that’s a first…it isn’t often ALT is struck speechless/confused…

Maybe you’re correct–it’s NOT you! [insert shocked face here]

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 11:02 PM

ha. Next year is his ‘I-can-buy-a handgun’ year. Yea.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 31, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Fortunately, ME TV is still Kardashian-free.

Lanceman on March 31, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Lanceman on March 31, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Until the ZoomTan commercial comes on…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 31, 2014 at 11:06 PM

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