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Narrative Fail: Media Forced
to Acknowledge Obamacare
Failures on Shutdown Day

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ben Shapiro

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/1/2013 10:05:35 PM

On Tuesday evening, left-wing Politico ran a headline story encapsulating the theme of the day: “Government closed, Obamacare falters.” That message marked a massive loss for the Obama administration, which has claimed that Obamacare’s implementation could not be delayed, and used that rationale as an excuse to reject the House’s proposal for a one-year delay in favor of a government shutdown. The narrative began to shift early in the morning on Tuesday, when the Drudge Report ran a lead piece on the Obamacare health exchanges coming up with error messages for users across the country. “OBAMACRASH,” Drudge headlined. He followed

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dreadnought, 10/1/2013 10:06:53 PM     (No. 9545569)

Typo: It´s Breibart´s Big Journalism.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 10/1/2013 11:44:39 PM     (No. 9545677)

The comments section of this article has a number of Obama trolls, which raises question: Will federal shutdown produce more trolls as federal employees sit at home? Or, will these trolls diminish since they are no longer getting paid by taxpayers to produce Obama love notes from their federal offices? As in, "Why should I write disparaging comments on Tea Party, GOP and Bush if Obama isn´t paying me? And forget the ´Obama is god´ notes to the WaPo and NYT. I´ve got a room to paint and chores to run now that I am home for a couple of weeks."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Deedo, 10/2/2013 1:21:04 AM     (No. 9545716)

I read an article linked to from Lucianne.com about a journalist who tried to sign up for Obamacare in every state´s Web site. He was 0-51, meaning that there were probably almost zero sign-ups online across the nation today.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 10/2/2013 1:26:48 AM     (No. 9545721)

I´m with #3. Nobody is sending money in.
It´s just a novelty for some to look at the website.

Where obamaCare is going to crash is when younger people (under 40) realize that it´s too expensive for what they get, which is close to nothing. obamCare needs millions of healthy young people to pay for the "pre-conditioned" and elderly. It´s going to crash.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/2/2013 2:50:15 AM     (No. 9545761)

PBS Newshour today kept saying it was a good start because a lot of people went to the ObamaCare web sites.

w/o actually saying so, PBS tried to imply it was the customers were unprepared while the goveernment computers worked pretty well.

PBS also told me that RomneyCare, the Massachusetts equivalent, works fine. But costs keep mysteriously rising.

Serves me right for watching PBS. I was working on a crossword and didn´t bother to turn the TV off.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/2/2013 6:03:56 AM     (No. 9545805)

I go through a whole battery of glitches on Internet Explorer every single day and it won´t allow me to download any other browser.They´ve had years and years to work the glitches out of this and it´s still screwed up.

For Obamacare to have worked it should have been set up at a centralized location and the exchanges being tree branches off the main brain.What they´ve done is cobble together the exchanges,based on each states needs,maybe even based on a state being a political ally.IT people can´t figure out what the government really wants because of the number of things Obamacare wants to accomplish right off the bat.

What they really needed were objective consultants from the insurance industry who really know the science of insurance of any kind.Insurance rates are set 100% based on risk assessment.Because Obamacare encompasses so many things it´s impossible to set up the base model to work off of.

I´d love to see them set op a site where people can opt out and pay the fine.That would probably get 20 million hits the first day.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/2/2013 6:32:31 AM     (No. 9545825)

They don´t have any idea how many people were actually trying to sign up for this. Typical liberal media spin. Their servers crashed in all 50 states and they call it a victory.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/2/2013 6:59:38 AM     (No. 9545854)

This administration and its king, Obama, will never admit Obamacare is a disaster. They will keep spinning it as success no matter what happens. They are consummate liars so expect more of the same. Baghdad Bob has nothing on them.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Quisp, 10/2/2013 8:26:55 AM     (No. 9545987)

"Pocket Shock: One poll showed that 40% of those who phoned believed scheme was free."

I can´t find support for this statement in Shapiro´s article and I haven´t turned it up with several quick searches. I wouldn´t be surprised, but am wondering where the stat came from.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LanieLou, 10/2/2013 8:32:11 AM     (No. 9545999)

Obama elitists & celebrities have begun their campaigns to encourage the American youth to sign up... I say they should be told LOUDLY, unless they have signed up for ObamaCare... shut your pie hole!



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Reply 11 - Posted by: rplat, 10/2/2013 8:46:12 AM     (No. 9546029)

This inttial surge in California was only to determine whether or not the callers could receive free or nearly free insurance. How many of them actually signed up and committed to pay after the discovered they would be charged? Gathing the sick and the destitute will not pay the bill which will require millions of healthy young adults paying large premiums. The left wing, liberal media is filling the air with lies and obfuscations about the success of this monster.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: nosillod, 10/2/2013 8:48:55 AM     (No. 9546037)

So the Obamacare web sites got more traffic than expected!??? You have supposedly 30 million uninsured people who should be climbing on board immediately; plus the people who are shopping for better rates. And you have had years to prepare for it and you can´t handle the load of 2.8 million hits. If this were an on line game they would be out of business today. What a lame excuse.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: happywarrior, 10/2/2013 8:54:44 AM     (No. 9546048)

It was the Obamaphone Lady and ALL her people thinking they were getting health care for free, just like their cell phones!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: RIsailor, 10/2/2013 8:56:34 AM     (No. 9546056)

I heard NPR´s on scene report this morning, from a CA fulfillment office and a Fed center in VA. They interviewed employees, who were ecstatic about Opening Day. No interviews with citizens, though.
If you only listen to NPR, you´d think things are just ducky.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/2/2013 9:12:56 AM     (No. 9546076)

If all of Zippy´s supporters had called in expecting free insurance, it would have been 47%.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/2/2013 9:32:10 AM     (No. 9546098)

An Apple Key that allows you to send a message:

I ain´t buying your stuff
I ain´t paying your fine
Come and get me copper

About 10 million of those and that´s the end of Obama-KKK-are.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Arby, 10/2/2013 9:33:55 AM     (No. 9546102)

When it´s this palpable even the Medialiars have to shrink their noses for a day and acknowledge reality.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: stryker714, 10/2/2013 9:34:57 AM     (No. 9546104)

All the Obamaphiles better get lots of bottled water ready for all of the talking, spinning, lies they are going to have to spew like auctioneers, for industrial-grade cya. They will set a new example for denial. This ACA could be described as Obama´s Potemkin health insurance, a gigantic albatross around the Muslim, Marxist, Mulatto´s neck.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 10/2/2013 9:35:09 AM     (No. 9546106)

First day and the only thing delivered by ObamaCare was Bovine Excrement.
No matter how the Slobbering Media tries to put a happy face on it; ObamaCare will go down on the weight of its own expectations.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 10/2/2013 9:56:53 AM     (No. 9546142)

Obamacare AKA The Affordable Care Act:

Ill-conceived. Virtually stillborn. Haphazardly raised. Underdeveloped. Immature. Fundamentally transformed into nothing but blunders and lies. 100% worthless!

“Throw this baby out!” That’s a decision every Pro-Choicer ought to be not only more than willing to support, but eager as well. Obamacare. Sooner rather than later, it shall be proven that it was an idea whose time should never have come!


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Reply 21 - Posted by: nightvision, 10/2/2013 10:00:58 AM     (No. 9546146)

FTA: On Tuesday, Americans got their first look of the healthcare exchanges – websites reading, “The System is down at the moment.”

BWAAAAAHAAAAAAHAAA...snort!

#6, get a Mac. You won´t be sorry. IE is a joke.



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Reply 22 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 10/2/2013 10:12:08 AM     (No. 9546164)

Just like with Syria, we are going through all this to satisfy BO´s EGO! BO´s ego causes him to make ridiculous, over arching statements that push him into a tight corner. Then he is forced to accept a humiliating "solution" to get him out of the corner. The liberals and media try to spin it but everyone knows it was a BO FAIL!

A reasonable person should have, long ago, realized that the exchanges would NEVER work in time. The nature of the problems are massive and classic issues of technology overreach. BO and the liberals could have easily allowed themselves to be "forced" into a delay of implementation that would have spared them the embarrassment of this public failure. But BO could not follow that path. His EGO would not allow it.

I would be astonished if they will be able to whip the program into usable shape anytime soon. So in a few weeks it may become the obvious thing for the Dems to "allow" themselves, kicking and screaming all the way, to be saved from their Frankenstein´s monster by accepting a year delay. Then they will try to spin the outcome as they did with Syria but everyone will know it is the Dems fault.

Too bad we all have to suffer to cover for BO vanity but if BOCare goes down in flames it is worth it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: maryc, 10/2/2013 10:33:17 AM     (No. 9546206)

This closed memorial is bitterly symbolic. When obamacare cuts to medicare hit (after the 2014 election) then these Greatest Generation heroes, who served their country and kept us free, will be subjected to all kinds of barricades to the care they earned and deserve. obamacare may kill more veterans than any battle during WW2. May God have mercy on this country and the ´little people´ like our veterans that this administration discount so callously.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: YellaRose, 10/2/2013 11:08:10 AM     (No. 9546294)

Another caption for casket picture:
"WHOOPS....I mean you won´t NEED pallbearers anymore because our MANDATORY Free Funeral Act includes your ashes just being thrown into a giant community ossuary - a huge underground container that will hold tons of cremains. Of course your gov´t officials have exempted themselves from this Act."

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/2/2013 11:19:02 AM     (No. 9546320)

We all know Obamacare was/is going to mess up America. Plain and simple, it is worse that socialized medicine. It will break the bank. Kiss even adequate healthcare goodbye. Meanwhile most government people will be exempt. Who represents who in todays world.

Meanwhile, Bob Goodlatte, House Republican from Virginia´s 6th District is working on an amnesty bill for illegal criminals. This is an example of what supposedly friendly political hacks do when they think you aren´t paying attention.

It also appears that that he has approval from House Leadership. Ask yourself this. Is it the position of the Republican Party to create up to 20 million new voters for the Democrats. It is bad enough that Dianne Feinstein has asked that border security allow illegals to freely enter the country unhindered. I guess she can now void any law that irritates her.

This country is going to hell in a hand basket. Whatever that means.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/2/2013 11:55:25 AM     (No. 9546398)

#2
OFA paid trolls have been flooding Breitbart and the Daily Caller for a couple of weeks now. It will even get worse and widespread as Obamacare continues to bomb.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: pensom2, 10/2/2013 12:29:20 PM     (No. 9546494)

Leftists love to legislate and demagogue. But they´re hopeless executives. They´re incompetent at managing and executing the results of their legislation, other than to buy future votes by hiring enormous numbers of their lofo supporters to lard up the federal employment and retirement rolls. Even if Obamacare were sensible legislation, the progressives couldn´t implement it.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/2/2013 12:50:24 PM     (No. 9546526)

I saw on the news that the NYS exchange had 20M "hits". It was not stated how many of these were the same people trying to access the site multiple times. Could be 20 people each trying 1 million times. When the number of hits in a day starts to exceed the total population of a State, one starts to get an inkling of the MSM propaganda involved.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Hotrod, 10/2/2013 1:46:04 PM     (No. 9546609)

FAR: ´´Throw this baby out!” That’s a decision every Pro-Choicer ought to be not only more than willing to support, but eager as well. Obamacare.´´

If Obamacare was a baby, the doctor would have slapped the mother!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/2/2013 4:15:04 PM     (No. 9546867)

The propagandists cannot prop up this monster for long.

"It´s Alive!"

Nope... it´s soon dead.
Good riddance.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: rocco49, 10/2/2013 4:58:02 PM     (No. 9546929)

And everybody came to their senses and voted Republican in the 2014 Midterm elections...

Sound like I´m on LSD?


I just don´t have confidence in our dumbass nation of idiot voters! Do any of you?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: pinkpanther, 10/2/2013 5:58:51 PM     (No. 9547008)

From a friend of mine on Facebook:

"A post from the Obamacare website page.
"I actually made it through this morning at 80 A.M. I have a preexisting condition (Type 1 Diabetes) and my income base was 45K-55K annually I chose tier 2 "Silver Plan" and my monthly premiums came out to $597.00 with $13,988 yearly deductible!!! There is NO POSSIBLE way that I can afford this so I "opt-out" and chose to continue along with no insurance. I received an email tonight at 50 P.M. informing me that my fine would be $4,037 and could be attached to my yearly income tax return. Then you make it to the "REPERCUSSIONS PORTION" for "non-payment" of yearly fine. First, your drivers license will be suspended until paid, and if you go 24 consecutive months with "Non-Payment" and you happen to be a home owner, you will have a federal tax lien placed on your home. You can agree to give your bank information so that they can easy "Automatically withdraw" your "penalties" weekly, bi-weekly or monthly! This by no means is "Free" or even "Affordable"

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 10/2/2013 6:20:45 PM     (No. 9547039)

30 0r 40 million people should read that horror story #34. But, I suppose it´s going to happen all across the country and obamas lapdog media will work overtime trying to bury it.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/2/2013 6:32:19 PM     (No. 9547054)

The msm can shove it. The msm should have been subjected to the shutdown since it is an extension of Obie´s propaganda team.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/2/2013 6:37:13 PM     (No. 9547062)

And in re#34, I feel for your facebook poster. His (her) post should be splashed all over the country for coverage and impact. Let´s roll. How do we handle this?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/2/2013 6:50:52 PM     (No. 9547082)

FWIW re: #34

Investors Business Daily, IBD, has a nice article about ACA subsidies. (I was reading someone else´s copy this morning.)

e.g. a couple making $30K would get several thousand in premium subsidies when signing up.

But if the couple said they made $2000 more, $32K in total, they would lose about $5K in subsidies.

And the IRS apparently won´t check so reducing your estimated income may be safe.

Sounds like Crazy money to me.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: miceal, 10/3/2013 12:02:19 AM     (No. 9547480)

Cannot wait until the "pre-existing conditions" dweebs find out what their Obamacare is gonna´ cost. Wait for the screems and the echo´s and more screems. One thing...the "lo/fo´s" CANNOT blaim the Republicans for this one....lol

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Reply 38 - Posted by: miceal, 10/3/2013 12:07:09 AM     (No. 9547486)

Seriously..."blaim?" Even in a drunken state I would never spell "blame" "blaim." I believe the NSA is trolling here and trying to make us look stupid....

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Reply 39 - Posted by: gaeditor, 10/3/2013 8:48:22 AM     (No. 9547884)

All you need to do to understand this is look at the “Englewood Botanic Garden Project” that Obama did in 2000 in Chicago. Pathetic. The grant was investigated, too.

Here´s how the Sun-Times described it.

"Obama vowed to “work tirelessly” to raise $1.1 million to help Smith’s organization turn the City of Chicago-owned lot into an oasis of trees and paths. But Obama lost the congressional race, no more money was raised, and today the garden site is a mess of weeds, chunks of concrete and garbage. The only noticeable improvement is a gazebo."

I sent a contractor friend a photo of the gazebo, asking him if he could tell me about it. He emailed me back, insistent I "not use these people to build anything!" and outlined the problems. Said it was a kit from Home Depot, cost $2500. The "improvement" cost $2500 out of $1.1 million.

This is Obama. He´s a con man. Nothing he does will ever work, that´s not the point. The money is.

Story is here: (hope that´s OK staff.

http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/sweet/obama-state-senate-grant-probe/

The final question is: Where did the money go?




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Reply 40 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 10/3/2013 9:14:54 AM     (No. 9547944)

As a woman with young children in the 70s, because Jimmy Carter was our president, I used to lie awake at night worrying about what he would do next - as he was such a dreadful leader and president.

And now, with Obama, I lie awake at night worrying about this destructive, hateful, arrogant man´s outrageous circle of thugs, his decisions, actions, words, intentions and long-term goals. I feel helpless, frustrated and angry.... very angry. It´s of some comfort knowing I have a lot of company.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: weejun, 10/3/2013 10:05:48 AM     (No. 9548052)

dittos, #33. The logical conclusion from this disaster should be: "the Dems forced this abomination on us; therefore, we need to throw the bums out of office!" But thanks to our educational system and the lamestream media, we have become a nation of illogical thinkers.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/3/2013 10:18:41 AM     (No. 9548084)

Cut to the chase. Time to start quoting the evil of all the communists, Fabians. Keynesians, fascists, Marxists, socialists ....... like Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Obama, Jaret, Puglosi, Schumer, Reid, Feinstein, Pelley, Letterman, Jerry Brown and Sawyers ..... the whole bunch.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/3/2013 10:28:16 AM     (No. 9548107)

And now we have Obama trotting off to Goldfein, chairman of Goldman Sachs, threatening to default.

The man is trying to wreck our economy.

Must be some kind of skin game he´s playing with Soros.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/3/2013 5:55:34 PM     (No. 9548843)

#34, that is frightening!

I personally know some idiots who are very nice but very naive and foolish...

They believed that "health care in Europe is free" so they wanted that here, too.

Guess what? It´s a costly disaster that will destroy you!
How long will it take them to figure out this will wreck our nation, our economy, our society... ?
How long?

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Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

U.S. blocks Iran’s pick as envoy to
U.N., setting up new confrontation
Washington Post, by Anne Gearan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:32:08 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration said Friday that it would block Iran’s nominee as ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States, setting up a new confrontation with Tehran just as relations with the Islamic republic appeared to be improving. The decision to bar entry to the diplomat, who was allegedly involved in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, followed intense political pressure on the administration from Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. But it also marked a rare instance in which Washington has effectively vetoed another country’s preferred choice as envoy to the United Nations. Iran

Distressed homeowners seeking
mortgage relief could get
stuck with a big tax bill
Washington Post, by Dina ElBoghdady    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:28:52 PM     Post Reply
Struggling homeowners across the country could face significant new tax bills if they receive mortgage relief from their banks, a prospect that threatens to slow the housing recovery and put further strain on distressed borrowers. The collapse of the housing market and plunging home prices left millions of people stuck owing more on their mortgages than their homes were worth. Some have worked with their banks to reduce the loan amount to avoid foreclosure or enable a sale. In 2007, Congress adopted a law that spared those homeowners from being taxed on the amount of the loan that was forgiven. But

11 Sebelius Supporters with
Egg on Their Faces Today
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 8:43:12 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius resigned her position. The New York Times reported the resignation as a punishment for failure: Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy. So Sebelius stuck around just long enough to reach the mythical 7 million enrollment number



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Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.


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