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October 25, 2013

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Some Guy

Nearly every time I’m forced to think about Benito Obama (il Dolte) I end up arguing,

“Incompetent.”

“No -- evil”

“No, just incompetent”

“No ‘merely’ evil”

“Incompetent”

“Evil!”

“Incompetent!”

Is that strange? Am I the only one?

Captain Hate on the iPhone

jimmkyk, the people who've already lost their insurance, not a small number, are already feeling pain and that's before the sticker shock which will happen somewhere very far down the road, if at all. The feeling that you've been lied to doesn't go away quickly, if at all; something the GOP should quickly learn.

derwill

Is anyone else getting the feeling that everyone--from the IT people involved, to the White House, to the Dems in congress--are all standing around, looking at each other, and saying, "Well, maybe a miracle will happen."

OldTimer

Oh dear, - a 7.3 quake just hit Japan..

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/10/25/73-magnitude-earthquake-hits-japan/

Sue

Someone posted earlier this week to a story about Obama on his blackberry while in meetings. I have tried to figure out who he is communicating with. Is he a troll on some website? Is he tweeting? Is he Allahpundit?

Captain Hate on the iPhone

NK, I don't disagree but I think the two things will dovetail nicely in producing a very negative opinion.

SG, no you aren't the only one.

derwill, yes.

NK(tryin'2.0)

IT issues-- I think they get 'fixed' sooner than later; the Zients character says by December. They have almost unlimited resources and access to database managemnt expertise. It'll be fixed. In fact, for me, the sooner the better- because once healthy uninsureds use the functioning website to see 'the deal', the faster they'll refuse to buy ExchangeCare. That's what's happening on the functioning State managed exchanges.

rse

I did not know bo was going to P Tech but I do talk about that model and where it came from and quote big blue's own docs on what they are trying to achieve with their ed work.

It goes beyond corporatism. Big blue also released a report within last year that Arne and Spellings both were a part of to merge vocational and academic tracks. A long time dream going back literally to Uncle Karl.

James D.

Someone posted earlier this week to a story about Obama on his blackberry while in meetings. I have tried to figure out who he is communicating with. Is he a troll on some website? Is he tweeting? Is he Allahpundit?

Probably checking his fantasy football results. I'm guessing he can at least manage that on his own.

Maybe.

NK(tryin'2.0)

I agree CaptH, they will dovetail nicely. The Website EpicFail, will make many people, dare I say, persuadable about the evils of ObummerCare and how it hurts their evryday ife, for no good reason.

peter

Holy Christmas re: Japanese earthquake. Someone predicted that when you start seeing a lot of those giant 18 foot long bottom fish that there's going to be seismic activity. Does this mean more endangered nuclear plants?

Captain Hate on the iPhone

rse, thanks for that link yesterday as part of the local dumbasses efforts to make the area a completely dysfunctional embarrassment. Sorry I haven't gotten your book yet but it's on my radar.

peter

Seismic activity in Sicily and Mexico and Israel too.

BR

It's the voodoo at work, Obama et al are shaking so, it can be felt at the other end of the globe.

NK(tryin'2.0)

GunGrabbing: absolutely fascinating history, 1959-date of Gallup polling: http://www.gallup.com/poll/165563/remains-divided-passing-stricter-gun-laws.aspx

rse

CH-I went through the list of attendees to that inaugural event and most were parasitic. ATL keeps insisting that because most of the construction there over last 4 years has been TOD/Walkups/ICLEI approved devts that that shows it's the future. The feds were pumping in the money for that type of devt and nobody else wanted to build in such an envmt. It only proves that people will try to get free public money.

In the book I talk about different levels of crony capitalism depending on whether it's to lock in a stream of income vs change the whole system to an aristocracy of pull arrangement. I suspect you will relate. It's not in book but I have another intl summit sponsored by blue where they essentially say we need to use regulatory powers and the fact that we now what is coming for our mutual benefit. Doc was even called Global Innovation Outlook and it was about using political power for being big and connected for economic benefit.

Equity is just a slogan to get a global nomenklatura.

21_cathy_f_in_tripep@d_prison_98

Totally off-topic, but if you'd like to hear WonderBoy singing, he's lurking about in the back row...

maryrose

Nk:
I agree with your 1:45 post.
ObamaVoters are in for a big surprise.
Today is the day for dem and repub congressional flunkies to register for Bammycare. They are to be taken off their current health insurance. Patty Murray's people will succomb but believe it or not some DEM's people may not comply.

Boricuafudd

One aspect that I have not heard mentioned is the "wishful thinking" of the administration. This is a "Field of Dreams" group that is running our country. They act, then hope for the best result, as in giving guns to the cartels, speeches in the ME, resets with Russia and Iran, lack of security in Benghazi, etc. It is all wishful thinking, exemplified by Pelosi's we have to pass it to see what in it statement.

Janet

JiB, where is that Jonah Goldberg link from?

Janet

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/whats-right-about-ted-cruz-the-tea-party/

"The Republican Party has allowed its enemies to define it. Its moderation has convinced voters that it’s crazy and dangerous because without raising its voice and fighting back, the only things they know about it comes from its enemies."

maryrose

SomeGuy:
Obama= evil and incompetent.
Jonah Goldberg hits it on the head. Running for an office he already has. I also agree with the ADD diagnosis in addition to bipolar disorder. People with this illness engage frequently in magical, unrealistic thinking. They never accept blame or responsibility and have a very high opinion of themselves. As students -they are in the cor d range which is why I am convinced Barry used Affirmative Action to gain admission to Columbia and Harvard.
I also agree that world leaders are aware of his degree of stupidity and therefore are distancing themselves from them
Example: Cameron was outvoted by Parliament and accepted their decision on Syria.
Obama initially ignores Congress, issues a fake red line, then goes crawling to Congress, only to back down when ultimate defeat stares him in the face. 2017 can't come soon enough for me.

maryrose

should be C or D and from him.

Jack is Back!

Janet,

No link, from his email letter. He has a lot of good stuff _ sort of like Taranto.

Cathy,

I thought Wonder Boy was in the band? Pretty versatile. Our principal is a golden domer.

Janet

Thanks, JiB. I'm gonna post it on FB & I just wondered if there was a link.
It's wonderful.

Danube on iPad

JiB, that Goldberg piece was spot-on. Oh, how this asshole must be bristling at the ridicule!

It's great fun to make fun of the website, and I hope the humiliation continues. But the structural flaws in this nutball scheme have been known - and discussed - for three years. They are now being realized, and they will continue to be realized.

BR

Obamacare web site contractors allegedly told to hide info from shoppers as late as Aug., Sept. 2013.

Such last-minute change orders caused havoc. They sabotaged the site themselves.

Sue

Does Obama see the ridicule?

rse

Legal Insurrection has a story up from CBS that part of the problem was that HHS stopped issuing guidelines until after the reeelection lest it be made public but it was a crucial time in designing website.

BR

Yeah, he's very sensitive to those vibrations and I'm sure Micky from Ace can include those in his beams :)

Old Lurker

Rick to your question yesterday, WaPo today flowcharts the site changes to move data gathering in front of showing their cards. They did indeed demand the high rise change from office to apartments in late September, a month before roll out.

pagar22

"as compared with the substance of ObummerCare."

CBS has a video report out that says co-payments and deductibles may be higher than the customer thinks they signed up for in many cases. Some deductibles may be thousands higher. I can't find it now but I saw it earlier today.

21_cathy_f_in_tripep@d_prison_98

JiB -- WonderBoy plays trumpet in the band and sings 2nd tenor in the Glee Club. In his spare time he's a physics major...

Jack is Back!

Janet,

You have mail.

21_cathy_f_in_tripep@d_prison_98

One theory becoming more and more believable to me is that maybe it's a darn good thing for the administration that the front end doesn't work. That the BACK end is basically a bunch of people with pen and paper and computer terminals, and they can only process a handful of applications in a day.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Ron Johnson is in the process of introducing a bill that allows people to keep their prior health care insurance and not be forced into the exchanges.

21_cathy_f_in_tripep@d_prison_98

Their prior health care insurance is "non-complying". Does Johnson's bill overturn all of the mandates? Is he going to introduce a bill allowing people to keep their prior offices in the WTC buildings?

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Those are good questions to which I don't know the answers.

Danube on iPad

Gawker confirms Shemp has a gay lover, a 26-year-old Fox producer named Giovanni.

henry

Ron Johnson is a business guy (owns a paper/packaging materials manufacturing company). He's more likely to get the real world problems. That said I have no idea what his staff put into the bill.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Shemp in a homo relationship? Shocked face activated!

21_cathy_f_in_tripep@d_prison_98

Two words?

maryrose

Wow!
CH and cathyf:
How are they going to resolve this?
The most frustrating part of yesterday's hearing was Congreesman Hall from Texas asking the ICG and CMS persons "What help can I offer my constituents and what reassurance can I give them?
The answer for about a minute was silence and then crickets.

OldTimer

Don't know if Henry or Gus have posted these figures, but Wisconsin's cities (liberal wimmenz and O worshipers hardest hit) are on Obamacare's hit list:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/362228/think-tank-health-insurance-premiums-will-almost-double-wisconsin-sterling-beard

Janet

Thank you, JiB!

Captain Hate on the iPhone

That's the problem, maryrose; under the current law they can't offer them anything good.

James D.

OT - I got some fantastic news on the book front today. British actress Nicola Bryant (from Doctor Who, and she was also in the Blackadder Christmas special if any of you are fans of that) is officially going to be recording one of my stories for an audiobook (pending last-minute details, but I think they're all in hand).

With luck, I'll be able to have it out and for sale by the first week of December.

BR

Great, James!

Gmax

I would have only been shocked if they could have produced a girlfriend. That guy trips my gaydar the moment the channel changes.

Jim Eagle

What happens if you get a cancellation notice, go and join the exchanges and ACA implodes? How the hell does that work since now you have policies with stuff like existing conditions, maternity etc. you don't need and health insurers who are probably glad not to include those features.

To me the real dark period is after this thing dies.

BTW, a unit of United Health Care (AARP) is being called in to fix the 404 Website.

cathyf

two words?

sbwaters

rse: "Equity is just a slogan to get a global nomenklatura."

Equity is also something they can't deliver.

sbwaters

United Health Care has been an "eminence gris" since the beginning.

rich@gmu

catching up on the thread:

NK-

***the 1980 pre Kennedy Immigration wave nativist view of the nation***

Not sure what the percentage is in importing the 3rd world with our debt problems, job market, and broken schools. Cato had an interesting article that looked at components of growth and population, and I'm doubtful that another amnesty is going to fix it. It will just cement the Obama welfare state and extend it in ever bigger numbers.

CH-

"unexpected" how so? I'll keep beating this drum, but the USG is notorious for failed IT projects and something of the scale of Obamacare could have been easily predicted (although resetting everyone's passwords would a nice touch). Also, I'm doubtful that throwing money and people at it is going to fix it in just a few weeks (right through the holiday)-that strategy hasn't worked for the James Webb Space Telescope (cashiered 2 management teams and the schedule has slipped to 2018 and it is about 10 times over budget now) and we've been throwing money into the gaping maw of education for decades.

Steve

$1000 A Month! Caller calls Rush Limbaugh show with the news!!!

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/10/1000-month-north-carolina-caller-tells.html

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Cathy,

That was beautiful.

rich@gmu

Sue-

ha. probably not. He's probably sending texts to Reggie. Spades;) lol.

I do hope the website issue doesn't get fixed, every time they shut it down it just gets worse and worse. We have to pass it to see what's in it.

DrJ

We have to pass it to see what's in it.

Once it is passed, who will flush?

windansea

test

rich@gmu

***Such last-minute change orders caused havoc. They sabotaged the site themselves.

Posted by: BR***

wonder if it was the Iranian Rodent? Surprised that with all the talent running his campaign he couldn't have called a few of them in for a chat. Someone could have said, you know Barack, that website, its f*ed up and you gotta delay the whole thing. One go thing about the shutdown is that now the administration would be hard pressed to go to Congress for a. more money to fix it or b. ask for a delay since that was what the GOP was offering.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

rich, I knew it was a long shot but the Congree critters were acting like everything was a-ok during the budget negotiations and now they're acting like the apocalypse is here.

cathyf

Will Obama issue an EO so that an eHealth-purchased plan gets subsidies?

windansea

Yuval Levin on death spiral

read it and weep

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/362215/insurance-death-spiral-yuval-levin

basically he is saying death spiral may not happen because it is projected that 1st year signups to Ocare will be 86% subsidized buyers. The Ocare law is written so that their premiums are capped, so if rates go up in death spiral the majority of buyers wont be affected, their rates won't go up, government (tax payers) will cover the increase.

DOOM

rich@gmu

James D.-

Congratulations.

rich@gmu


Will Obama issue an EO so that an eHealth-purchased plan gets subsidies?

Posted by: cathyf

So he'll take it upon himself to rewrite the ACA and decades of tax law. It is going to be great!!!

and DOOM!

cathyf

Essentially means that Exchanges will ONLY cover the people in the just-ended pre-existing condition scheme, who are at <400% poverty.

DebinNC

Lovely, cathyf. And what fun to see them singing in that setting wearing that garb.

cathyf

The scheme that only enrolled 1/10 of the people planned but ran out of money early.

rich@gmu

CH-

think it might have taken DC as surprise that the number of people losing insurance is vastly outpacing those able to get sub or unsub insurance through the exchanges.

cathyf

The boys do clean up good, though. Every one owns matching tuxes with white vest and white gloves.

rich@gmu

DrJ-

ha. and it is floating in one of those EPA approved low flow bowls...

later.

cathyf

I agree, rich@4:13. They really do believe all of the well-known principles of buying, selling and pricing risk are simply greedy excuses of the evil insurance companies.

Thomas Collins
"off-topic"

Updates on the young-uns are never off topic, cathyf (with a nod to Wonder Boy that he probably doesn't consider himself a "young-un").

cathyf

Yeah, my "little boy" is about 8 inches taller than me now!

cathyf

Still am wondering if the back end is a total fake -- the insurance companies are saying that they are having to do every application by hand, and there aren't enough customer service reps on earth to do that for the kinds of numbers that need to enroll.

Jim Eagle

Watching Cavuto and its hard to believe that 404Care is on track to replace used car salesman as the bogey for misleading sales pitches and pricing. He currently has on the CEO of a large Auto Mall who is noting that his profession (sic) is more reputable and credible than politicians and especially bureaucrats. You can not make this up!

rse

cathy f-

Mine is 9 inches taller and quite a deep voice. I actually heard from him earlier in week which made my day.

We could get Wonder Boy and the Diva together for quite a duet. High opera quality soprano. No idea where it came from.

rich@gmu

cathyf-

hope your posting problems go away!

sitting in class...I really dislike this class. the nursery. on a Friday afternoon. and I've got to rush into work after this.

rich@gmu

and I missed the open enrollment fair. damn it.

Clarice

CH, Agreed entirely. They had no intention to create this pratfall.

Old Lurker

As my partners will attest, they keep me around to bird dog the fine print.

If I get a letter from BCBS canceling my existing policy effective on a certain date, then as of that certain date I assume I have no coverage. Just because Congress comes along later and entitles me to reinstate that coverage, until I exchange a check for the gap period for a certificate that I am reinstated for that gap, I would disbelieve everything.

And the fine print even if that is the intent of the parties is key. We had an existing condition that was not accepted when the policy was new, but which was waived when as they suggested, we asked for a waiver for that condition after seven years had passed.

So will Congress figure out a way to get me right back to coverage that existed before this fustercluck?

To repeat my mantra...the great damage has already been done to millions of us and no simple extension of time gets that toothpaste back into that tube.

Shep's gay?

cathyf

Here's the boys in concert last spring. You can see they clean up well!

Old Lurker

Who are the three dudes in shirts Cathy?

Danube on iPad

"Will Obama issue an EO so that an eHealth-purchased plan gets subsidies?"

He can't do it.

cathyf

Exactly, O.L. -- although they can probably cobble something together with restoring the legal regime pre-2009, and very specific time-period stuff relating to the 404care rollout and its specific failures. We understand what we had built in an evolutionary way over the decades, so we probably CAN get back to it.

cathyf

When they sing those 3 songs in a concert ("The Cavalcade") any Glee Club alumni in the audience join them.

Old Lurker

Ha.

They should see if Hit can photoshop monkey suits on a moving video. That would keep him entertained.

But you are right, they clean up nicely, and sing even more nicely!

Jim Eagle

Just Linkedin with our Windy City friend.

NK(tryin'2.0)

OL-- you are correct in all respects. So Far this debacle affects pre-existing insureds in Blue Insurance Hells least, because the mandates in ObummerCare are actually less than Blue Hels like NYS required. Of course that reprieve will be shortlived-- the Blue Hell success in signing up MediCaid and pre-existing types will blow a huge hole in our premiums and spending increases. The pundits who first pointed out that ObummerCare was really a giant MediCaid scam paying off SEIU and AFSCME were so right.

narciso

Rush calls this the 'Limbaugh theorem, this along with the MSM's praetorian guard, allows
him to escape accountability,

Jeffrey Zients, sic, says the Healthcare port will be working by the end of November, I somehow don't think Schrodinger's website, will be operational,

narciso

Trying to divine wisdom from the pegster is a pointless exercise, and we know now, it wasn't till the Fubar hit eleventy, they weren't going to address it no how, which you would think Strassel, would figure out by now,


http://hotair.com/archives/2013/10/25/hhs-now-refusing-to-answer-reporters-questions-on-when-sebelius-knew-website-launch-would-fail/

rich@gmu

***Jeffrey Zients, sic, says the Healthcare port will be working by the end of November***

ambitious. failure is an option.

Old Lurker

Lovely:

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the no-bid contract to build the failed Obamacare website. Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company. Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni."

Old Lurker

That was a Daily Caller quote above

rich@gmu

it just gets better and better.

NK(tryin'2.0)

Moosechelle's Crony-- well that would explain the gross overcharges and gross incompetence. The only question I have is how much of the &678M did Toni/CGI have to kick back to OFA?

D.C. IS A CESS-POOL.

Neo
A veteran Washington D.C. investigative journalist says the Department of Homeland Security confiscated a stack of her confidential files during a raid of her home in August — leading her to fear that a number of her sources inside the federal government have now been exposed.
... a search warrant for a potato launcher ...

Is a potato launcher illegal under federal or state law ?
Was the husband using Bill Clinton's hairspray to launch the potatoes ? .. "endangered" potatoes ?
The CGIS was there ... was there an outbreak of folks shooting potatoes at boats ?

What idiot judge signed a warrant for a potato launcher ?

I suppose you have to register jousting poles as well.

peter

LUN is Moochelle's crony's bio

NK(tryin'2.0)

Hey JimmyK-- Chinooks are back over the East River-- I guess that has to do with Obummer.

narciso

As for the Dem's change of pace, I'll believe it when I see the bill being filed, they have taken the asp of Obamacare, to their bosom many times,

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