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GMax

It appears the DGA ( Democrat Governors Assoc ) has cut the line on the badly listing campaign of Abortion Barbie. Pity really, as I enjoy watching progs throw away good money and delude themselves that she ever even had a snowballs chance in Gahanna.

narciso

No it's more like the HMO bill, which was an early attempt at 'bending the cost curve, hence the preexisting condition hickup.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Thanks TomM-- OK so McClatchey and The Hill are also Hillary mouthpieces slamming Obummer's 'signature/namesake bill' as a giant loser for the working classes... they are right about that by the way. And I think Tom is right on the money about what employers will do.. cut loose the healthplan, give employees a bit of deferred $$ to pay for ObummerCare (which sucks) and use the net savings to buy heallthcare for their own families. BRILLIANT! This will lead to a real debate... end private medicene finance and go singlepayer?, or abolish employer plans and give workers the tax benefit for their own individual plans... buy healthcare coverage like auto coverage.

Frau Indianerherz

"badly listing campaign of abortion barbie..."

A pole dancing Wendy with her catheter does not garner an appreciative audience.

henry

I don't know the full mechanics yet, but dropping employer provided insurance for a fixed contribution to the insurance of the employee's choosing is a likely result when our "grandfathered" self-insurance plan gets dumped by the reinsurance provider. On the plus side, the employees will see it when they get a raise -- and see that raise eaten by insurance costs -- instead of buried in non taxable compensation. This will not be dropping a shoe, but dropping a shoe store.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Henry-- as usual excellent points. The progs knew this ObummerCare thing would collapse and ruin the employer based group insurance model. They assumed that by now they'd have 2/3rds of the House and Senate and Obummer would be at 60% approval, so they could ram through singlepayer. They thought ObummerCare was their Holy Grail (Sloe Joe Moron Biden said 'this is a big fuckin' deal'), but Obummercare is really a poisoned chalice. It will destroy the Clinton wing of the Party.

GMax

What the House committee found by surveying every insurers in the Federal exchange website:

As of April 15, 2014, insurers informed the committee that only 2.45 million had paid their first month’s premium for coverage obtained through the federally facilitated marketplace.

There is a list by State, and it includes the 34 states that did not set up their own exchange. I seriously doubt that the other 16 states will get anywhere near 5.5 million, but will acknowledge that California and NY are two of the four most populous states, but then so are Texas and Florida who are included.

WHOOPS.

NK(withnewsoftware)

GMax-- I think the state Exchanges get them to about 5M total paid (i.e. the States have a higher payment record, because they didn't pull Obummer's federal 'enrolllment' number scam in March) So what, the same number or fewer people have insurance than before ObummerCare, millions will be cut loose from employer plans starting this summer, and the rest of us pay more. Voters are now catching on to that. Plus, as JEF is a lliar and not that smart, his '8M enrolled' boast is another lie that persuadables will remember. The Dems take a huge hit for that in '14.

GMax

I don't know if I even believe 5 MM, but the Liar in Chief has so blown his credibility that virtually nothing he says is believed by more than about half of Democrats, and very few else.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Bingo-- the Dems rode the 'Bush Lied ' meme in 2006 and 2008. That meme was false; Obama does lie about everything, the dems will now pay a huge price for that.

GMax

The Liar spokesperson tries his hand at a Baghdad Bob routine, but it just does not carry much weight when in effect you just don't have any facts or wont release them:

“We dispute their numbers,” Carney told reporters during Thursday’s press briefing.​ “We don’t have hard, concrete numbers, but we dispute them.”

NK(withnewsoftware)

Gmax-- too funny. Did Carney then go full Groucho and say "and if you don't like these numbers.... we have others."

lyle

the dems will now pay a huge price for that

Not so fast, NK:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/a-2014-gop-wave-romney-s-pollster-says-no-20140430

Romney's pollster. Does he have any credibility? I have no idea. Considering how poorly Mittster's campaign was run, I'd say no.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

This will not be dropping a shoe, but dropping a shoe store.

Hah!

GMax

Missed this one from yesterday, it seems the MB is not faring that well now that they lost the reins of power:

A judge in Egypt on Monday sentenced to death 683 alleged supporters of the country’s ousted Islamist president in the latest mass trial

I am trying hard to have some sympathy but at the moment failing miserably...

jimmyk

The Liar spokesperson tries his hand at a Baghdad Bob routine

Needless to say, Iowahawk had a field day with Carney.

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 2h

Boss: why are there all these charges for car parts and pornography on your expense card?
Me: That's just your opinion. #JayCarneyStyle

Wife: why are you covered in glitter and smell like alcohol and stripper perfume?
Me: I reject the premise of your question. #JayCarneyStyle

Friend: where's the 20 bucks you owe me? Me: those numbers are in dispute. Friend: here's the signed IOU.
Me: I disagree. #JayCarneyStyle

GMax

He is beyond Groucho, more like Harpo, honking his horn just generally being a nuisance that does not go away...

lyle

Thanks for posting those, Jimmy. Burge is a national treasure.

narciso

George Constanza is closer,

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

Benghazi Jay has clearly studied at the feet of Baghdad Bob and Nathan Thurm.

rich@gmu

>>>Wife: why are you covered in glitter and smell like alcohol and stripper perfume?
Me: I reject the premise of your question. #JayCarneyStyle<<<

lol ... hahahahahaha.

Captain Hate

Romney's pollster. Does he have any credibility? I have no idea. Considering how poorly Mittster's campaign was run, I'd say no.

His campaign wasn't nearly as badly run as McCain's. I badmouth Romney a lot because he turned out to be almost as bad of a campaigner as I was afraid he'd be but he did give some of the best statements of the benefits of the free market system since Reagan. Sununu was particularly good at ridiculing the MSLSD clowns although such red meat probably appealed mainly to people like me. Ryan was probably the biggest disappointment in that campaign; I expected him to be a lot better.

rich@gmu

but at least now the GOP has a data center and servers spun up somewhere out here (probably all staffed by Dem operatives ...)

Porchlight

Pity really, as I enjoy watching progs throw away good money and delude themselves that she ever even had a snowballs chance in Gahanna.

I enjoyed it too. Now they are just saying that she couldn't win because it's all about money and Abbott has all the money. But Bill White was able to raise plenty of money, lots more than Davis.

The fact that Dems didn't have a single horse in the race until late in 2013 should have told everyone all they needed to know about the chances of one of them beating Abbott. Davis' run was just a vanity project to raise some pro-abort cash and save her from the humiliation of getting booted out of her state senate seat in November.

I wonder if she'll drop out now that even Hollywood dummies won't want to be seen with a certain loser.

Captain Hate

I wish Miss Groves had stolen some of the GOPe's servers. When they start yammering about garbage like that instead of running a campaign based on core principles, we may as well get ready for the camps.

Captain Hate

Btw, any JOMers live around Amarillo? Mrs H and I will be there two weeks from tomorrow.

Jack is Back

In Re: 404Care. I live in a golf community. IOW's most people here bought because we have two world class golf courses. We have lots of doctors and surgeons.

Well we did. Of about the 40 here who are under 65, only one is still practicing but is ready to rurn it in next year. One of the guys is a world class heart surgeon (over 1,000 open heart surgeries. Sayanora.

My member-member partner is a successful ENT surgeon who has hung it up. He is not even 60.

That is just one small population of what is happening around the country. How many here know docs and surgeons who are retiring early and consider them top notch to begin with?

GMax

Friends don't let friends go to Amarillo.

GMax

Happiness is Amarillo in your rearview mirror.

Sue

Amarillo? It's closer to Mars for me.

Beasts of England

Wife: why are you covered in glitter and smell like alcohol and stripper perfume?

Me: I reject the premise of your question.

I'll take 'Answers which would have saved me a few million bucks', for a thousand, Alex.

Captain Hate

Ouch, GMax; we're going there for an exhibition of one of Mrs H's friends in the art museum there. We're only staying a couple days.

Sue

Beasts,

You made me laugh.

anonamom

JiB, don't worry,it is all going as planned.
Experienced physicians and surgeons are expensive---send in the nurses "practicing to the full extent of their licenses," whatever that means.
And by the way, bring a book--the lines will be long--very long.

Jack is Back

Brett Baier nailing Tommy Vietor's corrupt, lying, anti-American ass to the wall of despicable Obama Administration coverup of political exception for the killing of 4 Americans. Eat his lunch Brett.

jimmyk

Ha, Beasts, perhaps Carney has a future in the marital advice business. To put two threads together, Sterling probably should have checked with him.

GMax

There is no culture in Amarillo, you are being sold a bill of goods!

And when was the last time that spokemen for a winning candidate resigned well in advance of the election? Rats off the sinking ship?

Spokesman Bo Delp insisted he was confident in Davis’s chances, but wanted to pursue “a number of other opportunities in Texas Democratic politics” after eight months on the job.

“I am proud of the work I have done, and know that my successor will continue to build on my successes, and my mistakes, to do what is necessary to win in November,” he said in his letter of resignation.

anonamom

Am I having auditory hallucinations? There's an NPR piece on strongly critical of Kerry's action regarding the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
The word "unnecessary" is even being used.

Beasts of England

I agree, jimmyk! Carney, aka Squealer, has a great future in that industry.

Buckeye

On Fox with Bret is some guy named Tommy Vietor who was deep in the talking points development that Susan Rice ran with.

Even more snarky and a bigger liar than Carney.

Says he was in the situation room as Benghazi was going down. If our country relies on a little pussy like this guy for anything we are in deep shit.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Friends don't let friends go to Amarillo.

That's also said about my hometown, Kingsville. But it's wrong.
Almost everyplace has great places where the locals eat...odd hangouts.
Ya just gotta find them.

Jack is Back

In the Air Force there was an old joke about Amarillo, that when an airman went AWOL they didn't start to go get him for 3 days because they could still see him.

/very flat country for miles and miles:)

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

oh..I meant to copy GMax's rearview mirror quote.

Sue

My daddy always said, when I asked him if he was alright or needed something, "Suzie, I've been to Amarillo, I'll be fine." It's a joke in our family now whenever we are asked that question, we say we've been to Amarillo. My daddy hated that place.

Jane

Bret Baier just had an interview with a WH guy. He looked 12 but his job included briefing Rice about Benghazi. In the middle of the interview he called Bret "dude".

It was amazing.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself
Captain Hate

Yes, Janet, Gmax sounds like a Russian ex-pat talking about the old Soviet Union. My home town is generally a dump but I could probably tell of a few good places to go if I thought about it long enough.

Sue

Capt'n,

Why are you going to Amarillo? Do you have family there?

Jack is Back

Jane,

We are in the nands of the sophmores. Think about that. You are a senior in High School and they elect only freshemen and sophmores to the student council. That is what we are living under.

Tommy Vietor is the ex-spokesman for the Sopphomore Sergeant of Arms in school.

GMax

My mother in law, thinking of her time in Amarillo when f i l was in the air force, broke into tears when Mrs Gmax told her we were moving to San Antonio. Take it up with her, I just speak the truth...

Captain Hate

Sue see my 6:09. If it's as bad as everybody says it's all Mrs H's fault.

Sue

Capt'n,

I haven't been out there since the 80s. I have no idea what is there now. Palo Duro Canyon is about my only recommendation. It is probably still there. ::grin::

Sue

"Dude, we're talking 2 years ago." Yes Jane, he called Brett dude.

hit and run

I love Amarillo.

When I mentioned us going to Yellowstone every year growing up - it was on a car trip from Dallas. We'd hit Amarillo usually in the middle of the night. Back then, you had to go through downtown to stay on 287.

We'd typically get stopped at the first light. When it turned green, if you went the speed limit you would hit every light just as it turned green. I'm guessing something like 8 lights. You would be very tempted to hit your breaks because it wouldn't turn green until you got right to the intersection - but you didn't have to.

I'm telling you, as a 10 year old it was exhilarating.

Once in college, small town outside of Oklahoma City, I jumped in the van (I drove the family van my first semester!) and drove to Amarillo one weekend. I wanted to make it to Albuquerque, but ended up turning back after sleeping in the van in a church parking lot.

jimmyk

It was amazing.

Yep, here it is: An administration official (who looks about 14) saying "Dude,...." to Bret Baier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFZMPe83i3E&feature=youtu.be

It's as if Pajama Boy got a job with the administration.

Sue

Lol. Capt'n, you might want to pack some liquor to help you get through a weekend in Amarillo.

Sue

I sent a text to my nephew asking him if the dog barking was at his house. He responded yes. I said ok, I just wanted to know where to go to shoot it. The dog has quit barking.

MaryD

jimmyk, just watched your clip. The little orange "dude" who looks like some unnamed creature from The Lord of the Rings should not be allowed to communicate with the public.

centralcal

lol, MaryD, I agree with you totally!

GMax

I could probably tell of a few good places to go if I thought about it long enough.

How long you got? This is Amarillo after all.

Jane

I'm telling you "dude"man explains so much about this administration. All these kids who now believe lying to the American people at every turn is a great job. Not one speck of hesitation among them.

anonamom

More "it is all unfolding as planned."
NY joins 16 other states and the DC in allowing Nurse Practioners to practice without physician oversight.

Do what you can to stay healthy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/opinion/nurses-are-not-doctors.html?_r=0

peter

OK, now it's going to drive me crazy., That punk Vietor is a ringer for some actor....

anyone?

centralcal

I was born in Borger, Texas (which I am told is somewhere in the vicinity of Amarillo. We left there before I turned 3 and moved to Dallas.

Anyhow I have no memory whatsoever of Borger and only one of Amarillo (where we visited relatives or friends?) I was just a little toddler and still amazed at the pavement beneath my tiny feet - it was bricks!!

Anyway, I just googled Borger to see what its distance was from Amarillo and ended up reading Wiki - Borger is the most Republican city in Texas and the nation. How about that? Oh, and Amarillo is the 14th most populous city in Texas - so how bad can it be? (ducking)

jimmyk on iPhone

The guy who played Doogie Hauser?

Sue

C,

Bad enough that my daddy thought he went to hell.

rich@gmu

anonamom-

standards are the first to go as the NIH has shown.

narciso

Neil Patrick Harris,? btw, his twitter feed removes all doubt. Barro fils among them,

Sue

Sharyl Atkisson is pretty.

rich@gmu

Posted by: Sue | May 01, 2014 at 07:26 PM-

indeed she is.

Sue

She would make a great Fox babe.

MarkO

Apparently, the brave man who killed Osama was not in the Situation Room.

He and Hillary spoke and then Hillary launched the video story. Obama was likely hiding under the desk in the Oval Office.

He voted present.

Vituperation.

Skoot

I'd love to see Vietor display that flippant arrogance and disrespect in a courtroom in front of a judge. Or pull that crap in a room with a hard nosed detective. He'd be crying like a baby.

"Whatever, What are we talking about?" Doesn't even bother to feign respect. He has no idea the significance of a US Ambassador being murdered. Shameful.

centralcal

She would make a great Fox babe.

She was on split screen with Bret Baier on the Hannity show last night and I thought the same thing, Sue.

Also, during the lead-in Hannity (rather meekly, humbly) said he was an opinion guy and not a news guy for Fox. It was almost as if he was trying to make her appearance on his show a little less jolting for her (plus, Baier giving the segment some gravitas).

I wouldn't be surprised to see her end up at Fox.

Skoot

Apparently, the first May Day celebration in 23 years was held in Red Square today, so we got that going for us, woot, woot! Barry's got em on the run.

Extraneus

She would make a great Fox babe.

Why doesn't she have a job yet? Some sort of non-compete agreement as part of her divorce with CBS? Surely someone would hire her if they could.

narciso

General Lovell's testimony, suggests the original accounts by Herridge were more correct, and the subsequent tales less authentic,

rich@gmu

>>>When they start yammering about garbage like that instead of running a campaign based on core principles, we may as well get ready for the camps.

Posted by: Captain Hate | May 01, 2014 at 05:51 PM<<<

Enjoy or at least try and make the best of the trip. YIKES on the commentary. On the data center, Gabe I think was making a big deal of it a few weeks back and I couldn't help but think, we were learning the wrong lessons from 2012. But we have DATA.

rich@gmu

Extraneus-

we beat this horse into glue. She negotiated her release from CBS and has a booking coming out (published by Newscorp's publishing arm). Pretty sure she'll be back on the air once the book tour is complete.

CR

Bret Baier does a great job in that clip. If we ever do get to a special counsel (if it is someone competent), guys like Doogie Houser will never hold up. Bluff, snark and arrogance can only get you so far. I'm disgusted.

Sue

Why the hell do we care about a crack smoking Mayor in Toronto?

narciso

Where is that weasel Boehlert, that said she was crazy,

She's beautiful, and brave and determined,

rich@gmu

Posted by: Sue | May 01, 2014 at 07:44 PM-

keeps the media from having to report on Benghazi, or the IRS, or ... dozens of other scandals large and small.

Sue

This is Greta who has spent the better part oh her show on Benghazi.

MarkO

Were this a run-of-the-mill civil case in Federal Court, Carney and crew would have been heavily sanctioned for failure to produce the document and for offering such a feeble and untrue defense.

Boehner, ever wrong about how to deal with Benghazi, wants to haul in Kerry to ask him why this document was not produced.

Right. Kerry will eat him up because there is no underlying impeachment. Kerry can make up any story, including, it was an oversight.

End of investigation.

Now, that's unvarnished lunacy.

narciso

He's still the sanest person in Toronto city government,

Jane

I want to go after every one of them under the Hatch Act.

, That punk Vietor is a ringer for some actor....

anyone?

That makes me realize that altho I have the TV on all the time, whether work or play, I never ever ever look at the screen. I am so weird.

rich@gmu

Sue-

I'm not watching tv. sorry.

narciso

She's still searching for stories, sources, some of which ends up on her site, some she's saving for when she transitions to a new network,

flodigarry

Victor looks like Eric Stolz. What a d - bag. He brazenly shameless. I was glad to see Brett press him on where Obama was

Sue

No problem Rich.

maryrose

daddy:
Congrats to your daughter on her many wonderful acceptance letters.
My husband and I love Dartmouth and the great town of Hanover. Tell her if she likes canoeing that there is a little place where you can rent a canoe to go on the Connecticut River. Vermont on one side, New Hampshire on the other. We have canoed it many times when we are up in the area of New Hampshire.Manchester airport is easy to navigate and will bring her home safely to you.My congratulations again on her excellent choice.

flodigarry

VIETOR. Darn auto correct.

Momto2

I agree that his attitude is a reflection of how the WH is being run on a day to day basis. Who is heaven's name would hire someone like this kid to do ANYTHING important - but to be THE spokesperson for the National Security Council????

Not only did he call Brett Baier "Dude" -
He wrote on his twitter account that he had been asked on Brett's program "Invited me on to talk about Benzhazi as a TBT (Throw-Back Thursday) thing since it happened in 2011 but tune in....."
When Brett asked him repeatedly about the President not being in the Situation Room - and asked where he was - "I didn't have a tracking device on him"

I would almost think this was some kind of parody "The Onion" type thing.

maryrose

Marko:
I agree with you again. Kerry doesn't know jack-ssit about Benghazi. We need Hillary and the three stooges Palmieri, Pfieffer and Plouffe who Rhoades his marching orders and the video story. Throw in Val Jarrett while you are at it. Hil and Obama on the phone and as I recall Hil prowling around the West Wing in the days following making sure everyone stuck to the script.It was her job to go on the Sunday shows. I guess this lie was a step too far after her Bosnia kerfuffle. Still if she couldn't do that job ,how can she be president?

rich@gmu

...our national command authority is reduced to tweeting it in ...

good grief we are in trouble.

narciso
maryrose

rich:
It is frightening to think with really talented and good people out of work this little twerp is running around disrespectfully calling people "dude"

Extraneus

Kerry knows plenty about Bhengazi. He could take Hillary out in a minute if he wanted to.

rich@gmu

maryrose-

wasn't expecting much for the Obama Administration (as TC laid out the case well a few days back), but I'm stunned at the immaturity and frivolity.

4 men died in that attack and an untold number were wounded.

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