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Obama will call healthcare website
unacceptable in speech on Monday
and says the ´best and brightest´ techies
will be called in to try to fix the bugs

Reuters, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/21/2013 9:11:40 AM

President Barack Obama will declare the glitches in a new healthcare website ´unacceptable´ on Monday as his team scrambles to fix problems that have tainted the roll-out of his signature healthcare law. Fresh from two weeks of budget battles that have consumed Washington, Obama will hold an event at 11:25am in the White House Rose Garden with consumers, small business owners, and pharmacists who have been affected by the new law. The move is the highest-profile step in a broad damage control effort that the administration has launched since technical problems with the website, healthcare.gov, have prevented Americans nationwide from signing up

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Depends on the definition of "best and brightest." Isn´t that what the .gov said about CRF bulbs?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/21/2013 9:14:35 AM     (No. 9574909)

Just a diversionary dog and pony show so this clown won´t have to deal with the fact that the law itself is UNACCEPTABLE to America.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 10/21/2013 9:16:47 AM     (No. 9574914)

But...but... the Turbo ´Rats always chant that we already have "the best and the brightest" in Zippy´s administration.

Maybe they´re talking about the best and the brightest at actually accomplishing something this time.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/21/2013 9:20:28 AM     (No. 9574917)

Here´s the trick: all these silly glitches in the webtsite will be addressed and then Obama will be able to say, "hey, nothing is wrong with Obamacare any more, so shut up and love it."

bringing in a ´tech surge´ of people

Guess what, nine woman cannot have a baby in one month.

I have personally implemented numerous complex websites (can almost guarantee you have used one or two of them), and the most difficult to implement were always those where the people running the show didn´t know what they wanted, and kept changing their minds. The Obamacare website will probably always be a huge mess.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: civilservant, 10/21/2013 9:24:00 AM     (No. 9574924)

Ahhh, the best and the brightest.......

Bringing in MacNamara´s boys, eh?? That´ll turn out well.

Just ask the South Vietnamese.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/21/2013 9:26:30 AM     (No. 9574929)

So why did he hire the worst and stupidest to program the first website?



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 10/21/2013 9:26:49 AM     (No. 9574930)

Media Buzz or media scuzz? According to this past Sunday’s edition, nobody, or at least hardly anybody, likes Ted Cruz. And those who like him only think they like him but they really don’t. Therefore, by default, they really like Barack Hussein Obama, America’s first Mulatto, not Black, President, best described as an executive-ordering, communist dictator with a well-documented, drugged-up past but an otherwise mysteriously undocumented series of unexplained chasms, gulches and gaps. As regards his eponymous “Affordable” Health Care Law AKA ObamaCare, can everyone afford it? No! No? Then what’s in a name? A lie! That’s what!

By the way, which do you prefer? United States of America or Stalag America?

I had high, now dashed, hopes for FNC’s recently launched, frenetically paced, Media Buzz. Catchy name but not much meat on the bones. ‘Stay hungry, my friends!’ And in the meantime, perhaps this new program will find its less strident, more conversational voice.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: beca, 10/21/2013 9:33:54 AM     (No. 9574944)

words just words

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Reply 8 - Posted by: joew9, 10/21/2013 9:38:25 AM     (No. 9574952)

This is just asking for Not Invented Here syndrome. They will all want to redesign it from the bottom up. And they will all want to add even more complex Java code (or worse yet - VB code). The whole thing should be made to work in HTML1. No graphics. No frames. Not one line of Java script. It should look like the DrudgeReport did it´s first couple of years before graphics. Not one line of it should be written in a web page editor because those things put too much junk in. Every page should be composed in Notepad or vi. Rely on simple CGIbins.

They compare this to the Apple or Microsoft roll out of a new product. Both have been developing their network, servers, and applications for years. They didn´t start from scratch with some huge project. Their systems do not represent 20% of the US economy. The life and death of humans does not generally rely on their systems.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/21/2013 9:39:32 AM     (No. 9574954)

Now if Michelle only forced children to order their school lunches via this website, the obesity problem would have been solved overnight.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Cleanhouseindc, 10/21/2013 9:41:39 AM     (No. 9574958)

They´ve had 3 yrs to develop this system. How much more money are they spending to fix what wasn ´t delivered?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jond, 10/21/2013 9:46:48 AM     (No. 9574961)

Experienced software developers will tell you that, as you move from one step of a development process to the next, the cost of fixing bugs increases by an order of magnitude.

Stages are crudely defined as 1. Requirements Specification, 2. Design, 3. Building, 4. Testing, and 5. Production and Maintenance. (Others break them down differently, or use a different process, but the cost of errors is similar.) Thus, fixing a mistake production will cost 10,000 times as much as fixing it in the specification (the ACA law).

The administration´s management of the project is about what you would expect from someone who didn´t have a clue what they were doing, but thought that leadership was ordering things to be done.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/21/2013 9:51:13 AM     (No. 9574966)

If Barry wants to actually start fixing things in this country he ought to call in the best and brightest brain surgeons for a radical lobotomy.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Country Boy, 10/21/2013 9:53:04 AM     (No. 9574971)

Some very good comments here. The obama administration is totally clueless, and they don´t have a clue that they are clueless.

I have worked in some development (banking). One of the key steps to building software is "Proof of Concept" (POC) phase. Meaning that the team must prove that the component works, on a very small scale.

Betcha nobody working on the ACA did any POC process.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Peaches, 10/21/2013 9:53:39 AM     (No. 9574972)

Didn´t Hopey-Changey the Arseclown also say that Benghazi was "unacceptable," too? Nothing was done about that.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TheMom, 10/21/2013 9:57:43 AM     (No. 9574979)

Hey Barry -- You Didn´t Build That!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 10/21/2013 9:58:21 AM     (No. 9574981)

Heckuva job, Brownie!

Betcha a dollar to a doughnut tonight he won´t refer to this FUBAR as Obamacare.

I suggest we hereinafter call it ClusterCare.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 10/21/2013 9:58:57 AM     (No. 9574983)

In the real world, that is, the private sector, this kind of failure would get a person fired.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Shmowry1, 10/21/2013 10:02:39 AM     (No. 9574991)

Gosh...if only someone had suggested delaying this program.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: marthaville, 10/21/2013 10:08:01 AM     (No. 9575005)

Obama will convince the nation that the problems are not his fault and that he is determined to correct the errors of the contractors.

He will never admit he is the problem.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: steveW, 10/21/2013 10:11:22 AM     (No. 9575011)

"Uh, about the, uh, the website - I didn´t build that, Bush did! And remember: the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Thank you. Uh."

AP: The historical President Obama once again parted the waters - after walking on them, of course - with his eloquent, uplifting, omniscient words of hope and fairness. Has any greater blessing ever befallen mankind than his awesomely awesome Affordable Care Act? We think not!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 10/21/2013 10:11:42 AM     (No. 9575012)

I have it on good authority that the head of the techie team to fix ZeroCare is Rube Goldberg.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/21/2013 10:14:40 AM     (No. 9575021)

Three high tech experts are being imported at great expense to fix Zippy´s software: Control, Alternate, and Delete.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: uno, 10/21/2013 10:19:05 AM     (No. 9575034)

We need the best and brightest! Money is no object! Is everybody feelin´ the Cluster Love yet?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: southernboy, 10/21/2013 10:21:40 AM     (No. 9575042)

#21 Don’t forget the intro…..”Hi, Folks!"

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 10/21/2013 10:28:12 AM     (No. 9575061)

Failure to launch.

Pooch deflowered.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/21/2013 10:28:59 AM     (No. 9575064)

First Time and now Rooters.

Obama The Outsider now says he knew nothing about the likely failures.
That´s what I call an involved boss.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jerseyden, 10/21/2013 10:29:40 AM     (No. 9575066)

I find it strange that this Admin would admit that they contracted with inferior businesses to build a system that is going to affect 16% of the country´s GDP. I would think they would have wanted the "best and brightest" from the get go, but this is typical dem style planning. I´m sure if you look hard enough you´ll see it was cronyism at play as to how the contract was awarded

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Reply 28 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/21/2013 10:35:44 AM     (No. 9575074)

Not to flaunt Family relations, but I know the best and brightest.

They are NOT interested and are in fact mad as wet hens at everything Obama.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/21/2013 10:37:38 AM     (No. 9575082)

How about Obama releasing the hounds to go after that original tech company for who knows how many counts of fraud? Or would that expose all the kickbacks that had to have been designed into the whole $634mil mess in the first place?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/21/2013 10:47:09 AM     (No. 9575103)

These persons want to be our latex salesmen? (thanks, Jerry S.)
They have the same track record as the post office. Doomed to failure. We would have much better luck with our own personal witch doctor.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: uno, 10/21/2013 10:55:27 AM     (No. 9575129)

#31 - That sounds like a good start to a new Abbot and Costello routine.
Which doctor do I use.
Witch doctor.
Which doctor?
Now you got it!
Yeah, but which doctor do I go to?
Witch doctor!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: edgar, 10/21/2013 11:44:01 AM     (No. 9575241)

Another "The buck stops over there" speech, I am sure.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 10/21/2013 12:02:31 PM     (No. 9575272)

Well bambam is giving a speech that should be the end of it

s/o

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Reply 34 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/21/2013 12:48:55 PM     (No. 9575346)

Obama`s justice dept has been suing banks left and right asking for huge billion dollar payouts due to their `screw up` regarding the housing meltdown of 2007-08. Will they do likewise with this software company that developed this unworkable garbage? Will they be fined so we taxpayers can retrieve some of our money?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/21/2013 2:01:30 PM     (No. 9575492)

How this moron can stay above the fray is only evidenced by the MSM covering his incompetence...

This will all come home to roost once we´ve moved on from this debacle!

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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.

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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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

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
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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

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the


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