Friday, November 08, 2013

"Love" a la NPR

I know not who was interviewed on NPR yesterday, but as I was motoring about doing errands, the interviewee declared most forthrightly that Love to him is
Acute despair deficiency syndrome.
Quite right, of course.


Amazon Comment

I did have to smile when I read this reply to a comment on Amazon's page for Emily Miller's book "Emily Gets Her Gun":
When you fascist tools do something more than call people names let me know.
Another commenter, identified as "Richard Ramey" made this charming contribution:
God willing every gun nut will shoot themselves in the head cleaning their guns
I guess it's an example of the New Civility the Democrats once snarled in favor of.

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Hawaii License Plate Seen On Moanalua Road

On the way home from Kam Swap Meet and errands this morning, I stopped at the light behind a Scion with the Hawaii license plate 'number' OMGWTF.

To which I can only reply OMG WTF?

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

President Obama: NYA NYA NYA NYA NYA! I Fooled You!!!!

Will he get away with it? If the New York Times has anything to say about it, he merely "misspoke".

In normal parlance, he lied through his teeth at least 29 times. But enough of truth.

The Editors at National Review Online, though, do bring up one more unfortunate truth:
In fact, the great majority of those in the individual-insurance market — about two-thirds of them — will lose their policies, according to estimates from the president’s own Department of Health and Human Services. They add up to some 15 million people. Of the much larger group of Americans who are insured through employer-based plans, between half and two-thirds will lose their coverage because of the new health-care law. In all, the number of Americans who will lose their plans is estimated to hit tens of millions. There simply is no way to square these facts with the promise of “If you like your insurance, you can keep it.” These estimates were listed on page 34,552 of the Federal Register; perhaps they were overlooked.
Beware President Stompy Foot: The face he stomps is yours.

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Sunday, November 03, 2013

Why The ObamaCare Website Is A Disaster

The answer may be as simple as this: President Obama directed the political staff to implement a massively complex technical system.

According to Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin in the Washington Post:
On one side, members of the economic team and Obama health-care adviser Zeke Emanuel lobbied for the president to appoint an outside health reform “czar” with expertise in business, insurance and technology. On the other, the president’s top health aides — who had shepherded the legislation through its tortuous path on Capitol Hill and knew its every detail — argued that they could handle the job.
“They were running the biggest start-up in the world, and they didn’t have anyone who had run a start-up, or even run a business"...there was no single administrator whose full-time job was to manage the project.
That last is truly stunning. The Washington Post must be kidding, right? A part-timer to set up the ObamaCare website?

Ah, the Republicans were the fault. So the debacle is due to the Tea Party anarchists, as Harry Reid likes to call them.

Good for them.

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