Thursday, October 31, 2013

Obama Won't Attend 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

For a president who has so demonstrably associated himself with Lincoln, the heir of Lincoln's policies who announced his candidacy from the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield and used the Lincoln Bible (twice) at his inauguration,  this is nothing less than a profile in cowardice. But then, no opportunity for fundraising, no way to push an agenda, no putting green...... 

The Sentinel 
"Barack Obama will not attend next month's event marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania. Officials at Gettysburg National Military Park said Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will represent the administration the Nov. 19 sesquicentennial.
It's being held on the day that marks the dedication of the national cemetery where more than 3,500 Union soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg are buried."

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Help Us Defeat Sen. Mary Landrieu

Theres an Available Corner on Bourbon St. Waiting for Her

On a Tip from Odie The Woodsterman 



Fellow Conservatives:

Col. Rob Maness (R-LA)We have exciting news to share. On Monday, we endorsed retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness (R-LA) for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana.

Now if you don't live in Louisiana, you might be asking: "What does this have to do with me?"  It has everything to do with you because U.S. Senators impact the lives of all Americans regardless of where they live.

Just look at Obamacare.

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) -- the 16-year incumbent -- cast the deciding vote for the health care takeover. Her vote not only hurt people in Louisiana, it hurt all of us. And if Mary Landrieu is re-elected, she will continue to support liberal policies that take away our freedoms. 

We are supporting Colonel Rob Maness because he's exactly the kind of principled leader our nation needs. He's a conservative outsider who will fight to stop the spending, bailouts, and debt that are bankrupting our country.

Rob Maness is a retired Air Force colonel, a decorated combat veteran, and a Bronze Star recipient who lives in Madisonville, Louisiana. He worked his way up from the enlisted ranks to full colonel and retired in 2011, ending his military service of more than 32 years.


Maness is the candidate we need to face Mary Landrieu next year, but first he has to overcome Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-LA), an establishment Republican.

Bill Cassidy is no conservative. He voted to fund Obamacare, increase the debt limit, and to pass a bloated farm bill.

Bill Cassidy has rightly been criticized for his Obamacare hypocrisy. Not only did Cassidy propose an Obamacare-lite plan in the state legislature, he's also tried to take credit for federal grants awarded through the Obamacare program. All of this is making it harder for him to contrast himself with Democrat Mary Landrieu.

To make things even worse, Cassidy previously donated money to Mary Landrieu's campaign. How does he expect voters to support him over Senator Landrieu when he previously supported her campaign?

Conservatives across the country need to lock arms with the grassroots in Louisiana and help Rob Maness win this critical race.
Please help us raise $100,000 for the Rob Maness U.S. Senate campaign.  

When you donate to Rob Maness, SCF pays all processing and handling expenses so he receives 100% of your donation.

Best regards,

Matt Hoskins
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund

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Help us if you can to bring Proud Mary Landrieu  back to where she came from. I hear there are a few vacant street corners on Bourbon Street she can use with all the experience she has gained in DC.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Race and Social Engineering in BoCare

Obamacare Contains Racial Preferences and Discrimination

You'd think in America that when it comes to the health of a citizen, any citizen, the race of that patient or doctor wouldn't matter.  A doctor doesn't see race, they see suffering and problems in need of relief. But leave it to the dolts that wrote BoCare to somehow inject their subtle form of racism and social engineering into the mix:

"Obamacare contains many racial preferences. But that fact has drawn remarkably little attention, even though the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights concluded back in 2009 that the healthcare bill was racially discriminatory, in two ways.
First, Obamacare is filled with “sections that factor in race when awarding billions in contracts, scholarships and grants” and give “preferential treatment to minority students for scholarships.”
Second, as an African-American member of the Commission noted, it “creates separate and unequal operating standards for long-term care facilities that serve racial and ethnic minorities.”
By granting HHS “the discretion to waive substantial penalties . . . for failing to report elder abuse and other crimes committed against residents of long-term care facilities that serve racial and ethnic minorities,” it “could increase the probability that residents of such facilities won’t receive the same level of protection as residents of nursing homes that serve non-minority populations.”
As the Daily Caller points out, some of these racial preferences reflect a weird theory promoted by certain Obamacare architects: that the healthcare system should promote “racial concordance,” a fancy word for “pairing patients and doctors of the same race, a goal toward which the law channels taxpayer dollars.”
The idea is that patients do better with doctors of the same race. But this motivation for using race conflicts with Supreme Court rulings, which reject such racial pairing as a reason for using race."
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What does Obama know? Obviously not enough to be a Leader



Barack Obama says:
He knew nothing about the guns going into Mexico (Fast and Furious)
He knew nothing about the NSA spying issue
He knew nothing about the security problems in Libya
He knew nothing about the IRS targeting political groups
He knew nothing about the problems with Healthcare.gov
 He knew nothing about Angela Murkels phone being tapped.
 BUT:
He knew what the status of Miami Heat was in a speech.
He knew that Jay Z had released a new album and it was slated to be a hit.
He knew the Harvard Police acted “stupidly” when he did not have all the facts.
He knew which member of the View was on “Dancing with the Stars”.
He knew which brackets he was picking for the NCAA basketball tourney.
He knew about Kanye West’s commments about Taylor Swift.
He knew that Native Americans are “upset” about the Redskins.
Doesn’t seem like he knows much about running the country does it?

Man is Barack going to be surprised when someone finally tells him how incompetent his presidency is...

(source)

Monday, October 28, 2013

More Great Deals from HealthCare.gov for Early Signups

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"Obamacare has been the hallmark achievement for this president. The Democrats who once fawned over the absentee Senator-turned-president have seemingly realized that Obamacare may be the one achievement of this two-term president. Having invested massive political capital into this defunct overhaul, the Democrats have tied themselves to a sinking ship." - TPNN

All New Special Offer for Early ObamaCare Website Signups

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A Good Monday Morning

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fabulous Nancy to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor

Pelosi Poses at Recent Democrat Fundraising Event
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Baltimore native, will next month receive a "lifetime achievement award for her longtime dedication to the LGBT  community and helping to overthrow the shackles of societal oppression unseen since the days of slavery.

According to the
Baltimore Sun the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore is giving Pelosi the award at its inaugural "Hometown Hero Awards & Champagne Brunch" on Nov. 17 in Baltimore, an event it expects some 500 people to attend. Matt Thorn, executive director of the GLCCB, said in a statement that Pelosi's “unending support for our community and commitment for equality make her the perfect choice for our lifetime achievement award."

Pelosi, in her own statement, said it is "a great privilege for me to come home to Baltimore and celebrate the progress we've made in the fight for equality."

 

National Museum's Halloween Exhibit Traumatizes Patrons


Friday, October 25, 2013

Early ObamaCare Signups to Receive Daily Specials


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Oh, by the way folks.......


“The U.S. individual health insurance market currently totals about 19 million people. Because the Obama administration's regulations on grandfathering existing plans were so stringent about 85% of those, 16 million, are not grandfathered and must comply with Obamacare at their next renewal. The rules are very complex. For example, if you had an individual plan in March of 2010 when the law was passed and you only increased the deductible from $1,000 to $1,500 in the years since, your plan has lost its grandfather status and it will no longer be available to you when it would have renewed in 2014.
“These 16 million people are now receiving letters from their carriers saying they are losing their current coverage and must re-enroll in order to avoid a break in coverage and comply with the new health law's benefit mandates––the vast majority by January 1. Most of these will be seeing some pretty big rate increases.” - Weekly Standard

New Michelle Obama Fan Club Convenes at White House

Dedicated to MOTUS@Michelle's Mirror for all the great post and daily chuckles!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mystery Tweeter Turns Out to be National Security Official

Man, the Obama administration sure knows how to pick some winners, don’t they? The White House just fired National Security department director Jofi Joseph for tweeting administration secrets and insults to the the President and his staff under a pseudonymous account with the handle @natsecwonk.



Joseph was the director in the non-proliferation section of the National Security Staff at the White House and had apparently been at his mischievous deed for over two years. His actions were described as “tormenting to the foreign policy community with insulting comments and revealing internal Obama administration information,” by The Daily Beast’s Josh Rogin, who broke the story.

As @natsecwonk, Joseph often insulted the appearance and intellectual rigor of his White House superiors, including Secretary of State John Kerry.  

Politico reported that Joseph is thought to be behind another controversial Hill account, @dchobbyist, though he did not respond for comment. Reactions on the Hill are still pouring in, but most in the foreign policy community were shocked to learn of Joseph’s antics as @natsecwonk, mostly because he was well-regarded by his peers.

His wife, Carolyn Leddy, is also a well-respected staffer on the GOP side of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 

Of course, the administration is a little bummed about being thrown under the bus in 140 characters or less.  

Sunday, October 20, 2013

MFNS Uncovers Lost Hillary Clinton Interview Clips



Middle Finger News has gone to great lengths to uncovered surviving clips of a  Hillary Clinton  interview with Bulgarian State Television believed to have been lost for years. The short clips are from early 1992, about the time Bill Clinton was falling badly in the New Hampshire primary polls, the Gennifer Flowers affair had come to light and hopes of Hillary's chances of becoming First Lady seemingly being dashed. 

The interview, shot on state of the art Russian 8mm film was believed to have been destroyed during the tragic nationwide Bulgarian sewer overflow, but even after the 1992 election of Bill Clinton as 42nd President, rumors persisted of frames that survived.   







ObamaCare to Auction Surgeries To Lowest Bidder

MFNS - With concerns over rising healthcare cost and outrageous insurance premiums, a new voluntary addition to the ObamaCare reform act to help keep cost manageable has been announced by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and a White House committee headed by Vice President Joe Biden. 

"Let Us Help Us" (LUHU) would create a healthcare auction house, where everything from simple dental procedures and mental health counseling to organ transplantation could be submitted and bid on. A person with a high deductible looking to lower the cost of a procedure like having their gall bladder removed, could fill out an online form and have any number of bids to sift through within a matter of minutes.

"We call it Let Us Help Us, and we think it will revolutionize the way we seek health care in this country," Rep. Billy Long (D-MO) one of the initiative's authors, told reporters at a press conference today. "It embraces the essence of the free market system, without the oppressive hand of government regulation Republicans whine about so much.

"It's like eBay for sick folks. This is a real neighbor helping neighbor system we've developed, and it could be a real boon to veterinarians, and some non-health care professionals with special skills to help take up the slack and make a few bucks on the side," said Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Cal), another LUHU supporter.



"People looking to help the sick will be able to search the LUHU website by malady, region, even keyword," noted Sen. Boxer. "We envision neighbors teaming up with neighbors to create co-ops to heal the sick. How much good could a seamstress/wood carver/sausage stuffer co-op achieve helping America's growing trans-gender community by doing sex change operations?  With this addition to ObamaCare, we'll find out."

Reaction to the Democrat public option plan has been mixed, with 23% of those polled suggesting they'd take up arms to see it implemented. A less-vocal majority have expressed some concern over farming their healthcare out to the lowest  bidder.

"I bought a lamp on eBay last year, and that thing sucked," said one woman. "It looked great online, though. Do I really want to trust my hip replacement to a system like that?"

 Others see benefits in the open market approach the Democrats have laid out.

"I'm hoping they let illegal Mexicans in the program. That only seems fair, to let them illegals in," said Dr. Shabang X,  personal physician to Leader of the Nation of Islam,  Louis Farrakhan . "I'd be low bid, man. Ever' time."

The first test for the Democrats public option plan will come later this week, when the plan's authors will meet with insurance company CEOs to try and shore up support among Blue Dog and other moderate democrats. With sufficient backing, the Let Us Help Us marketplace could be instituted along with the entire ObamaCare roll out January 1. 2014.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Obama's 'Good Hands People'

They did so well with that 634 Million, let's give em'
$8 Billion more to play with.


WAPO - "Over the past few weeks, if you've been paying attention at all to the unfolding disaster of people trying and failing to sign up for Obamacare online, one name keeps coming up: CGI Federal, the IT contractor that has orchestrated most of the Healthcare.gov Web site. By most accounts, it's been a complete train wreck, for reasons both technical and bureaucratic. "
This is what dough loaded lobbyist and no bid contracts get ya......
"Experience in similar types of projects is very important in getting federal contracts. CGI had done work in the healthcare arena, and not all of it good: Its performance on Ontario, Canada's health-care medical registry for diabetes sufferers was so poor that officials ditched the $46.2 million contract after three years of missed deadlines, the Washington Examiner reported. A spokeswoman for CGI says that both parties are bound by confidentiality agreements, but they're working on resolving the situation."
"Some people think that the system was underfunded: Donald Berwick, who administered the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2010 and 2011, says the site failed because they didn't have enough money to build it from the start. Others point fingers at the Department of Health and Human Services, which took years to issue final specifications, preventing CGI from really getting started until this spring. "If it had been a $4 million Web site, it would've had higher likelihood of being a success," Burfield says. "It's not just CGI. It's any collection of government contractors, if you put them together, will find a way to put together something complex enough to justify $400 million."
"Either way, it's clear that the site itself isn't well constructed: IT professionals told the Wall Street Journal that in addition to specific pieces not working, the whole thing was "built on a sloppy software foundation," potentially due to the haste with which code was written. Slate described just how difficult it is to coordinate multiple contractors creating different components of a complex Web portal."
And bend over and smile Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer. Your money going to create jobs in  CANADA.
"CGI Federal now has an $8 billion pipeline of future task orders — doubling its federal business over the period of a year — including big-ticket items such as $871 million for the Defense Information Services Agency......"
They've learned quickly, and see the U.S. federal government as their area of biggest growth. CGI Federal's health-care practice has grown 90 percent year over year, largely due to the Healthcare.gov project. And for a contractor, ballooning projects are a good thing. "In the Federal Government business, we continue to see more extensions and ceiling increases on our existing work......"
Kinda makes you wonder how much we payed for all those barrycades that were used to keep us out of our national monument? 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Joe Biden Finally Located and Told to Return to Work


...even though some non-essentials remain non-essential.

Deus Ex Machina

deus ex ma·chi·na n. - 1. In Greek and Roman drama, a god lowered by stage machinery to resolve a plot or extricate the protagonist from a difficult situation. 2. An unexpected, artificial, or improbable character, device, or event introduced suddenly in a work of fiction or drama to resolve a situation or untangle a plot.3. A person or event that provides a sudden and unexpected solution to a difficulty.4. a totally contrived and improbable act necessitated because Obama and Congress believe the people are so stupid we’ll not consider politicians planned the recent debt ceiling “crisis” of October 2013 to be resolved in this hackneyed and trite manner: again and again ad infinitum ad nauseum. - Sarge’s Bitter Almonds Dictionary  

The Hayride
"I suffer with a severe case of dyspepsia brought on by the latest Obaman/ Boehner dramatic performance by droids cast in the role of Senators and Representatives. I know what’s going to happen. It’s embarrassing to know how many of my fellow citizens believe disaster was averted at the last moment by the decisive, bipartisan efforts of our stalwart heroes, Obama and Boehner. The latest dramatization by these two hack playwrights came to the expected final act and as usual, the sky didn’t fall, Pauline’s Perils were averted and all other distressed damsels were saved by the Singing Cowboy. Obama and Boehner plotted this plodder and maintained the dramatic tension of the poorly written play. 
The scripts distributed are so old the mimeographed pages are more a light, misty blue than the powerful purple once noted as the norm in this manner of mass copy reproduction...."
"Now, we’re being instructed to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. “O”, The Great and Powerful has won this one (as usual). Harry Reid said his Senate deal will reopen the government and fund it until January 15. The Republican Capitulation allows for the raising of the debt limit until February 7th to avert this threat of default on our debt obligations. The Republicans stand ready to man the oars of their sinking trireme one more time so Caesar may show his command of the Roman Lake that once was the Potomac. 
The God in the machine descended. The play concluded with the same trite ending as always. The Democrats will explain it’s all the fault of those evil Republicans we approached the abyss leading to Tartarus, the dungeon of torment and suffering for the wicked. Tartarus is the place where the wicked received punishment. You know; like we’re stuck with the Congress we re-elect regularly. And thus we see our future in the repetitious acts of a necrotic Congressional culture not understanding they’ve been found out as being less than useless. But stay tuned, the next performance will hit the road between January 15th and February 7th when they’ll again try to convince us to suspend our disbelief."
Read it all Here 

Barack Obama's Diary: Gloatin' with Putin

The Laughing Conservative

Dear Diary:
Bwaaaaha!ha! I won! I won! I had called Pootin on my iPresidentophone to gloat. It was late at night in Moscow but that only made it more delicious. He answered immediately: "Obamavitch! I know it's you because I have Al Green as your personal ring tone. What is it, Obamavitch?"

I heard a female voice in the background saying: " Vladimir, Vladimir, wherefore art thou, Vladimir?" It was clearly Pootin's Shakespearean actress/mistress with whom he was having a late-night tryst. I said: "Vlad, I got I wanted from the GOP and I'm now going to push for immigration reforms that should bring in another 30 million Democrat voters. "Well done, Obamavitch," he said, " I have a proposal: Here in Russia we have constant problems with Chechnya, a neighboring Sunni muslim country with population of only 1.2 million. How about giving them all political asylum? That would elevate you to superhero among muslims and guarantee you another million Democrats. In return I will continue to instruct you in the devious ways of politics."

"Sounds good, Vlad," I said. "I will seek approval from Comrade Jarrett." But enough about me.



Obama: Ignore the Bloggers and Radio Hosts

".....probably nothing has done more damage to America's credibility in the world, our standing with other countries, than the spectacle that we've seen these past several weeks. It's encouraged our enemies, it's emboldened our competitors, and it's depressed our friends, who look to us for steady leadership."
Yeah, The Turd King actually said that. Look in the mirror Mr. President. There in lies America's problem in the world. 


Even as the dust settles from the last 2 weeks, he still sees fit to place the blame for own his ineptitude on others who do not agree with a fundamental transforming of America into his leftist vision. 

WCJ:
"Apparently unsatisfied with the overwhelming capitulation of congressional Republicans, Barack Obama once again took aim at conservatives during a speech marking the end of the government shutdown. He began by issuing the obligatory pronouncement that there “are no winners here,” despite the fact his party received virtually all of its demands.
The shutdown has “inflicted completely unnecessary damage on our economy,” he noted, pivoting toward once again blaming the entire fiasco on his political opponents.
“Some of the same folks who pushed for the shutdown and threatened default claim their actions were needed to get America back on the right track,” he continued, “to make sure we’re strong.”
Instead, he concluded, the stalemate has “encouraged our enemies, it’s emboldened our competitors, and it’s depressed our friends.”
He then began identifying those he holds responsible for the discord in Washington, D.C., saying “all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict,” saying such voices don’t represent “what the majority of Americans sent us here to do.”
 Time and again, Obama finds it easy and safe to call out strong conservative figures in the media while intentionally ignoring the blatant partisanship constantly broadcast over most mainstream airwaves. Without bloggers and talk radio, the conservative voice would be largely silenced in America — which is precisely the left’s mission.
Since efforts to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine (or some variation thereof) have been thwarted at every level, Obama and his ilk are intent to disparage and vilify high-profile conservatives until they are no longer trusted sources of information.
Unfortunately for the left, those outside of their skewed sphere of influence are more likely to believe the alternative media and conservative talk radio than the paid political hacks posing as nightly news anchors and newspaper reporters."
The Western Center for Journalism 
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I cannot find common ground with a leader who blames my freedom of speech for his failure to govern. That idea is the basis of tyranny, not democracy, and there is no room for compromise with that.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New York City’s Marxist Power Couple


Bill De Blasio, former aide to socialist New York City Mayor David Dinkins, faces law-and-order Republican candidate Joe Lhota on November 5 for the crown of King of New York.  De Blasio seems to have become the darling of the media for his progressive views and his irreproachable wife, for obvious reasons.
AIM - De Blasio’s support for communist regimes in Cuba and Nicaragua, and his embrace of Islam as an emerging political force, were highlighted in a recent New York Times article. The paper also noted his illegal “honeymoon” to Communist Cuba. However, the mysterious trip occurred in either 1991or 1994, depending on which paper you read, and much about the nature of the travel remains unknown.
Our review of documents concerning de Blasio’s involvement in the communist-front Nicaragua Solidarity Network confirms that notes of one meeting in 1991 say that he stated that Islam was an emerging “power,” and wondered if there were “progressive elements” in Islam “we can work with.”
De Blasio, who is white, married a black woman and former lesbian, Chirlane McCray, and they have had two children together. Modern-day progressives usually consider it wrong to even discuss the option of voluntarily leaving the homosexual lifestyle, but they have let the matter of McCray’s rejection of lesbianism pass without critical comment.
There is no indication that McCray abandoned Marxism after living in an enclave known as the Combahee River Collective.The “collective” has been depicted by the media as a respectable group of feminist intellectuals, who were merely “radical” in some of their thinking. 
The Combahee River Collective had issued a “revolutionary” 1977 statement saying, “We realize that the liberation of all oppressed peoples necessitates the destruction of the political-economic systems of capitalism and imperialism as well as patriarchy. We are socialists because we believe that work must be organized for the collective benefit of those who do the work and create the products, and not for the profit of the bosses. 
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Exciting Times for Non-essential Victims of Shutdown

Vibrators.com is giving away 200 free vibrators a day to Federal Employees
during the government shutdown. 
  ....and Free Shipping Too!

 

"Are you a federal employee that has been deemed non-essential? Do you have a little too much time on your hands and nothing to do? Is the recent government shutdown to blame?
Here at Vibrators.com we are committed to allowing our customers to find satisfaction. As vibrator enthusiasts, we want everyone to experience the pleasure that a nice vibrator can bring to partners and individuals. Besides, we know you have some free time, why not try something new?"
We are giving away 200 free vibes per day for as long as the shutdown lasts. We apologize that we have to cap the offer, but any more than that and it will slow down our warehouse and prevent timely delivery of our paying customers.
We are canceling orders from greedy people. Order twice or order two different free gifts without making purchase and you will get nothing. Order one even though you are not a furloughed federal employee and we won't really know, but Karma will get you.  
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Grim Reality or Just as Planned??

"In another bit of grim news for the long-term prosperity of these United States, hospitals, medical practices, and related businesses are shedding jobs: 8,000 of them since April, more than in any other sector. For the year, there have been more than 41,000 layoffs at health-care firms. 
As Paul Davidson and Barbara Hansen of USA Today report, those are mostly hospital staffing reductions in response to reduced reimbursement rates for Medicare patients under the sequester and cuts for some providers under the Affordable Care Act. Private insurers, who are starting to experience a burning sensation after having gone to bed with the devil on Obamacare, are reducing payments, too." - Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

Monday, October 14, 2013

When Political Correctness And Common Sense Collide

Dedicated to Bob Costas, who once again uses his position to jump into the political arena.
He is an extremely short Keith Olberman now. 


The DiploMad 2.0: Is it 1854, yet?

"It's hard to get optimistic about the future given what we have seen the last five years, and, in particular what we have seen the last few months, week, and days. On the international scene, the USA has become an irksome joke. 
The Nobel Prize committee, for example, has once again awarded its prize to an institution, the UN's OPCW, that has yet to do what it has been awarded the prize for doing--sound familiar? The prize, of course, is a rebuke to the US and our vague threats to bomb Syria for having CW. The Iranians are laughing at us; Moscow sees an opportunity created by Obama's ineptness for Russia in the Mideast that the Russians could never have dreamed of having; the Chinese, covering up their own impending economic crisis, are busily advocating an "American-free" world; the jihadis are gaining ground throughout the world; and Latin America drifts away. Allies such as Israel, Canada, and Australia must shake their heads, and wonder what has happened to America.
 At home, we have an executive branch run by people who are a lethal mix of incompetent; untruthful; disloyal to and ignorant of our culture, history, and political traditions; and followers of a progressive creed that sees only more and more government as the solution to the problems created by past expansions of government. More government: That's all that's on offer from this strain of progressivism that has taken over our political institutions, media, and schools..."
Lengthy, but well worth the read. Continue Here
 

Good Monday Morning


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Obama Appoints Third Party Negotiator in Shutdown Standoff

MFNS - With Truckers invading the beltway, Veterans marching on the Mall and Americans impatient with the President, Barack Obama, fearful of falling poll numbers and the image of congressional Dems, put forth the idea of  a third party involvement in shut down negotiations.
B.J. Kesloski - Nation's Gatekeeper
Due to overwhelming concern over what might become of "the hill" in absence of anyone wanting to take responsibility, congressional leaders of both parties agreed to call a late night emergency vote on approval in the chambers of the Senate and House Saturday Night. 

Benjamin J. Kesloski, an unemployed step-son of a congressman who sincerely wished to remain anonymous, was voted “in charge” for the duration of the stalemate. 

His only condition was that everyone refer to him as "The Gatekeeper" for the rest of his life.

"Yeah, I know some people are worried about my work ethic," The Gatekeeper confessed. "But would a lazy person do this? (holds up unfinished diorama of Congress in the middle of the ocean) I think not. It’s a work in progress — like me. It’s also a metaphor."

With upwards of 800,000 federal workers out of jobs because of the government shutdown for the time being, public displeasure for public servants is at an all-time high. According to Mr. Kesloski, he is fully aware of the gravity of his situation and is doing whatever he can to end the stalemate and win back public support for democrats

"Today was intense. I held an impromptu session on the pros and cons of the president's health care system. I called it “Obamacare vs. Obama-idon’tcare”. I made a Harry Reid doll and a Boehner doll to represent the two sides, and somewhere in the middle Boehner doll jumped Harry Reid doll and ripped his arms off and started beating him with it. I was like, ‘Whoa Boehner doll. Whoa. That’s definitely not in Robert’s Rules of Order.’ And he just looked at me with his beady eyes and didn’t say anything, cuz he’s a doll you know…but talks will continue."

Image by Earl of Taint based on an idea from that leading American, stout Patriot
and fellow member of the Resistance, Bubba

How is the View from Your Ivory Tower, Mr. President??






Saturday, October 12, 2013

No Shutdown for Government ‘Selfies’

MFNS - In turbulent times, a nation must look to those things that hold steady, remain true. Like the sailor’s northern star or the farmer’s spring rain or the DPRK’s Kim Jong Un, the American people–and its government–must find their constant.


But, if that doesn’t work, there’s always Twitter.

Like unemployment, the social phenomenon known as ‘selfies’–a candid picture of yourself sent across the virtual universe–is on the rise even in government circles.

“Hey! Reid just ‘liked’ my pic!” beamed the Vice President. “That old fart. I didn’t think he liked anything. You know, it’s amazing how quickly they’re responding to my posts–oh yeah, that’s right, the shutdown thing. Never mind.”

Social psychologists are noticing a correlation between government ineffectiveness and the rise in self-portraits.

“For many of these congressional leaders,” one psychologist offered, “It’s a real self-esteem boost. It’s also a way for them to keep their minds off of distracting things, like reality.”

Statistical tracking sites are recording a dramatic spike in social networking activity in the D.C. area and hosting websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are noting the highest numbers in ‘selfies’ since the Anthony Weiner era.

“Right now,” a spokesperson for Facebook confirmed, “ Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are gaining on Biden for the number one ‘selfie’ spot. Although, we do have one IP address that has definitely sent the most, but it’s mostly blured shots  and extreme close-up eye shots. We’re not sure, but it’s either the President or someone who has hacked his account.”

Times Gettin' Tough at the White House


White House Gift Shop Goes Tits Up
Washington Times
"In another sign of the tough times in Washington these days, the White House Gift Shop, long run by a nonprofit group that helps uniformed Secret Service officers and their families, has gone broke. The Secret Service Uniformed Division Benefit Fund, which traces its roots to the 1940s and for years did business as the official White House Gift Shop, lists more than $600,000 in liabilities in a pending bankruptcy petition in Washington....."
The fund disclosed tens of thousands of dollars in assets consisting mostly of Christmas decorations, as well as such trinkets as magnets, puzzles and paperweights, many valued at just a few dollars each. The price of more than 140 Democratic and Republican mouse pads is listed as “???” in court records, while 10 unsold copies of the book “Adams’ Alligator” go for $8.48.
The fund’s most recently available annual report to the Internal Revenue Service lists $10,550 in expenses in 2011 for golf, soccer and hockey tournaments for employees, $5,330 for luncheons for new graduates and their families and $1,108 for flowers and fruit baskets for hospitalized members and for funerals.
Although the fund placed the value of ornaments at more than $50,000, the trustee said the decorations ultimately could fetch a best offer price of a little more than $5,600...."
Little wonder a business that operates like the government, spending more than they take in, can stay solvent selling cheap Chinese made crap  like bobble head dolls of Barack and Michelle and mouse pads with Joe Bidens picture on them. And who the hell would want an over price ornament with  Michelle's ugly mug hanging from their Christmas Tree anyway. Guess they figured they'd eventually get  a taxpayer bailout slipped into some democrat's spending bill. 

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Your Half a Billion Dollar Website

How do you spend over a half a billion dollars on a website, take over three years to build it, and still have a disastrous completely disastrous launch? You get the government to do it for you. The taxpayers, seem to have forked up well over $500 million of the federal purse to build the digital equivalent of a rock.



from Digital Trends
"The exact cost to build Healthcare.gov, according to U.S. government records, appears to have been $634,320,919, which we paid to a company you probably never heard of: CGI Federal. The company originally won the contract back in 2011, but at that time, the cost was expected to run “up to” $93.7 million – still a chunk of change, but nothing near where it apparently ended up.
Given the complicated nature of federal contracts, it’s difficult to make a direct comparison between the cost to develop Healthcare.gov and the amount of money spent building private online businesses. But for the sake of putting the monstrous amount of money into perspective, here are a few figures to chew on: Facebook, which received its first investment in June 2004, operated for a full six years before surpassing the $600 million mark in June 2010. Twitter, created in 2006, managed to get by with only $360.17 million in total funding until a $400 million boost in 2011. Instagram ginned up just $57.5 million in funding before Facebook bought it for (a staggering) $1 billion last year. And LinkedIn and Spotify, meanwhile, have only raised, respectively, $200 million and $288 million."
Read the Rest

You don’t have to be a programmer to understand that code like this is complete nonsense. The site is so poorly coded that it has essentially been attacking itself since its launch over a week ago.

And these people are supposed to provide us with “affordable healthcare”? They can’t even build a functioning website on budget. 


They expected 50,000 people to come to the site per day.  THAT is what these morons are trying to spin now.