Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Our Dear Leader, Politics
Well, to be fair, Obamacare is running as smoothly as expected with a “community organizer” with no actual real world, let alone executive, experience running the bloody thing.
Let’s review some of the highlights. Including many predictable ones. The fact that users would be handing their private, personal information, including their social security number and financial data, to “navigators” that were not subject to any sort of background checks, was a legitimate cause of concern. Of course the Obama cultists said those rational and reasonable people were “racists.” The result? Well, to start, those official Obamacare navigators advised callers to commit fraud.
Fortunately for those stuck with implementing our Dear Leader’s socialist nightmare, government Obamacare officials are not held to the same standard the government holds private companies.
Students at Bowie College, who are mostly black, are dismayed that their $600 a year health insurance is being cancelled by Obamacare, and being replaced by $3000 a year Obamacare policies.
Most of these students admit they voted for Obama. They probably had harsh words for anyone who actually read the ACA and spoke the truth about it.
I have to say, this is a fairly delicious bit of schadenfreude. Especially since it has been known since 2009 that Obama’s often repeated promise that “you can keep your health insurance” was a lie.
Update: A cancer patient, who liked his insurance, but lost it because of Obamacare, is being subjected to a deep, probing audit by the IRS. Given our Dear Leader‘s history of attacking whistle blowers, and using the IRS to attack those who question his reign, this is hardly a surprise.
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Media Bias, Our Dear Leader, Politics
“The plan, this thing is going to work, it’s going to be extremely popular, and it’s going to wreak havoc with conservative ideology.”
— Far Left Wing Extremist Paul Krugman, getting it completely and utterly wrong in his July 2013 NY Times article, Obamacare is the Right’s Worst Nightmare
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Culture of Corruption, Media Bias, Our Dear Leader, Politics
Hard-Boiled by Doug Ross
Doug Ross takes a break from political blogging and knocks out a formula pulp Noir detective story. In doing so, he reminds us that there was a formula for these books because the formula worked! It was a fun, fast paced read. Where the good guys have flaws and the bad guys are ruthless killers. It isn’t high art, but it is an example of a classic art form. The Pulp Noir Detective Thriller.
I admit that I’m OK with missing this one in the theater. It was worth the rental as a B movie though. It’s one of those flicks where it looks like the actors had more fun making it than the audience did watching it. Good special effects and some decent acting by the leads. Don’t worry about the plot holes, just sit back, enjoy your home made popcorn and let yourself be entertained.
First off, the reality of the so-called “Affordable Care Act” being a Charlie Fox of epic proportions is not new. This was clearly evident from the beginning. I posted a detailed lists of problems back July, 2009. In early 2011, I listed over 20 new taxes created by Obamacare.
The shock that young people, who voted for our Dear Leader in droves, are experiencing with their old policies being canceled, being replaced by much more expensive ones, is not new news. I posted about it back in September 2009.
The real reason Obama insists upon making the young and healthy buy insurance they don’t want is not the relatively minor free rider problem but the potentially ruinous adverse selection problem: The most expensive patients are the ones who are most likely to sign up for coverage. To keep the official 10-year price tag of his plan below that magical $1 trillion threshold, he needs to balance sick people who rack up big bills with healthy people who pay for insurance but don’t use it. Instead of acknowledging this reality, Obama portrays the healthy uninsured as irresponsible leeches.
Yup, here is a dose of reality for all those idealistic young folks who voted for Obama without a real clue of what he was actually planning, he just views you as a money source he can leech off to support his socialist policies.
Welcome to the farm, Coppertop.
Of course, the Obama cultists attacked him and repeatedly used personal slurs, made religious bigoted comments, and manufactured one fake crisis after another in their hate fueled attacks on a good and decent man who dared point out that their own deity was just a man, and a man unqualified and uniquely unsuited for the office of President of the United states.
“Social liberalism is the foremost, predominant, and in many instances sole impulse for zealous regulation in this country, particularly in big cities. I love it when liberals complain about a ridiculous bit of PC nanny-statism coming out of New York, L.A., Chicago, D.C., Seattle, etc. — “What will they do next?”
Uh, sorry to tell you, but you are “they.” Outside of a Law and Order script — or an equally implausible MSNBC diatribe about who ruined Detroit — conservatives have as much influence on big-city liberalism as the Knights of Malta do.”
Michael Synder makes the following salient point over at Zero Hedge:
Shouldn’t Internet companies actually “make a profit” at some point before being considered worth billions of dollars? A lot of investors laugh when they look back at the foolishness of the “Dotcom bubble” of the late 1990s, but the tech bubble that is inflating right in front of our eyes today is actually far worse.
For example, what would you say if I told you that a seven-year-old company that has a long history of not being profitable and that actually lost 64 million dollars last quarter is worth more than 13 billion dollars?
You would probably say that I was insane, but the company that I have just described is Twitter and Wall Street is going crazy for it right now. Please don’t get me wrong – I actually love Twitter. On my Twitter account I have sent out thousands of “tweets”. Twitter is a lot of fun, and it has had a huge impact on the entire planet. But is it worth 13 billion dollars? Of course not.
You can talk about “brand value” all you want, but the companies with actual Brand Value are ones that are profitable, and have been for a long time. That is what makes their brand valuable. Twitter’s value is in improving someone else’s brand value, and trying to squeeze a profit out of that could kill the value that people currently see in Twitter.
Don’t Let The Hippies Shower by Stephen Kruiser
Political comedian turns author and produces a funny book that covers serious topics. His theory is that many social problems started when hippies started bathing and blending in with responsible adults. They then needed jobs, and unfortunately selected a job that gave them their summers off let them rot childrens’ brains with their hippy dribble. He has an interesting and surprisingly simple solution. Check it out.