I was lingering over my breakfast coffee thinking how the latest revelation about ObamaCare would be treated by a press that saw every Halliburton contract as a direct Ka-Ching into Vice-President Cheney´s pocket though he was long gone from that company. The failures of the Obamacare website came just days after its launch and after ´"top White House officials were excitedly briefing lawmakers, reporters, Capitol Hill staff members and Washington pundits" about the "shiny new Web site that was elegantly designed, simple to use and ready." It turns out the $678 million dollars spent on this mess was spent on a
The fact that the democrats continue to push this abomination on the American public is a monument to their total indifference to the suffering this is causing. They are not the compassionate caring people they claim to be. They are craven ideologues committed to the state.
My only complaint with the article is it makes the twentysomethings out as lazy when they don´t have a job. The unemployment rate vastly understates what is happening to this generation. Full-time jobs just are not out there. What little work they can pick up is contract, part-time, temp-to-hire (which never reaches the hire stage), seasonal, etc. Go look at Craigslist; check out how many jobs now require or prefer Spanish-speaking. Look around you the next time you are out for dinner or in a store. Just how many people waiting on you are American by birth and under the age of 30? Not nearly as many starter jobs are available as there were 10 - 20 years ago.
A MUST READ. Laugh while crying. It is so true. I do wish someone would ask Jay about the fact that Michelle´s best friend is the senior vice-president of the company that got the NO-BID contract to set this all up. They were paid 680 million dollars to do it and now we have to re-pay them to fix the mess they made. Bet the MSM hasn´t picked up on that or surely they would have at least mentioned it. Right? Nah! I don´t think so.
Woner when the Democrats will realize their TITANIC has hit the iceberg and is sinking? OH! By the way, someone might mention to the Republican Party the same thing.. Meanwhile, they busy themselves with rearranging the Deck Chairs; apparently oblivious to the water rising around them. A Darwinian moment?
The connection of the Senior Vice President of CGI to Michelle Obama was the link of corruption that I have been looking for. Pointing out the fact that she is black and incompetent just like Michelle will certainly elicit the usual shouts of "Racism!" but there it is, in black and white. Michelle was behind the award of a no-bid government contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars to a disreputable affirmative action firm. So where is the arrest warrant?
Oh you racist bigots! Just because Moochelle is black and her BFF is also black, you are pointing out the connection. Hmmm, maybe this is why the TV media isn´t touching this story. I haven´t heard FOX mention it, nor the fact that there was no bidding involved. Good fodder for Stewart if he´s up to it.
Has anyone ever thought to ask a dim just what they are going to do when the government runs out of money? And by the time it does, the money that is floating around, including theirs, is going to be next to worthless? Articles like this on make me think about it. And for that matter, what are all the rest of us going to do when that time arrives? My only suggestion is to buy more ammo and stock up on non-perishable food.
Michelle Obama´s Princeton friend, Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal. She was hired by CGI Federal 6 weeks following the passage and signing of the Obamacare healthcare overhaul legislation.
Ms. Cheryl R. Campbell, a senior vice president of CGI Federal, a unit of the CGI Group, the main contractor, testified last week in front of Issa´s committee.
Ms. Campbell, the highest ranking CGI executive testifying and Ms. Townes-Whitley, hold the same title (senior vice president) at CGI Federal.
How did Ms. Toni Townes-Whitley achieve such a title so quickly at CGI being that she has been employed by CGI for only three (3) years...?
The Sunday morning shows were more interested in GOP infighting (a media-created event), and JFK this morning.
Clarice amazingly fresh, totally honest ......and her humor proves her honesty. A perfect reminder that all the commie obfuscators are forced in their lying to talk fast because they make no sense if they talk slowly. And the liars are never funny, just frantic. Fox TV´s Juan is the model for lying, with a fake, humorless smile. Meantime, Clarice is the ideal Lucianne contributor. Happy Sunday to all Ldotters, and Lucy, most of all !
If the naive Republicans on Fred Upton´s House committee would subpeona the procurement contract package from HHS concerning this fiasco, they could determine if proper government procurement practices were followed! A no-bid single or sole source contract must meet certain "marketplace conditions" for award. There MUST BE A DOCUMENT TO FILE with appropriate management sign-off justifying the sole/single source contract. Where are contract documents???
The biggest leachers ae the Repukians. John Boehner voted with the democrats...against his Republican majority. McConnel and all the compromising Senate Repukes could have shut this thing down. No, they are cowards. I am sick of the whole mess....not really worth commenting anymor.
´Bout time this subject made it to Must Read status.
The other day (maybe Friday?) an article covered this very topic.
I got to the thread after many others had posted their comments on it. May I add that I was the first, if not only, to suggest it was a Must Read... ?
This needs to be the subject of a very thorough Congressional investigation, with public televised hearings the possible eventuality, with the object of also pursuing any criminal referrals, including the need potentially for a special prosecutor...
And, if all goes as a Worst Case Scenario... Time for impeachment. We spell our preference... I-M-P-E-A-C-H.
I don´t care what color these "folks" are... if they are caught Red-Handed.... with their hands in the Cookie Wookiee Jar illegally... then it could finally be time for Oreo to go.
Once again... that is IMPEACHMENT time... This may be even worse than Solyndra, but that is another one to examine as well. Let´s get to it now. Will it be Chairman Issa? Who will step up to the plate?
Before "if you like your plan, you can keep it," the Obama left made a whole spate of false promises in the realm of sexuality. It´s worth connecting the dots between the folly of ObamaCare, an issue for which I wasn´t personally on the front lines, and the sweeping folly of sexual radicalism, an issue for which I was. In the rhetorical battlefield over sex and sexuality, the left rehearsed and perfected public-opinion warfare. These seasoned tactics led to the triumphal hubris of ObamaCare and the collateral damage of its inexorable implosion. Pick your antique allegory of overconfidence: the Tower of Babel,
"I´ve written two books," Senator Barack Obama told a crowd of teachers in Virginia on the campaign trial in July of 2008. The teachers applauded. "I actually wrote them myself," he added with a wink and a nod, and now the teachers exploded in laughter. They got the joke: Republicans were too stupid to write their books. Although few fussed over Obama´s second book, a first-person memoir/ policy brief published in 2006 titled The Audacity of Hope, Obama´s 1995 memoir Dreams from My Father had emerged as the sacred text in the cult of Obama "There is no underestimating the importance
Elect a Chicago community organizer (twice) as your president and you should not be surprised to find that all he is capable of is spewing propaganda and dividing us by personalizing attacks on those who oppose his grandiose, wildly impractical efforts at reshaping our lives to suit his sophomoric view of the good life. As the obvious failure of ObamaCare has become evident to all but his most blinkered cultists, Obama fell back this week on upping the propagandizing and deflecting attention from his failures with even more lies. His organizing arm OFA (Organizing for America) urged supporters to use this year´s
Those who wrote the PPACA legislation were much more brilliant than most conservatives have given them credit for. They have hidden a landmine in the way it all works that will ensure an eventual takeover of the entire health care industry by the government. Let me first clarify my professional interest. I have been a vendor of software and services to both insurance companies and providers, and therefore have a deep understanding of the health care industry and what the ACA will do to it. I do not work for any insurance companies or medical providers, nor do I own stock
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If you think ObamaCare is bad, just wait till you hear the new "peace" agreement that is due to be imposed on the Middle East over the coming weeks. Even if it works, a giant if, it will make the world much more dangerous: 1. Iran will have nuclear weapons, or it will be balanced right on the edge -- within one month or less to make nukes. 2. Saudi Arabia and Egypt will go nuclear, to balance Iran. 3. America´s role as a guarantor of peace will be blown, crushed by Obama´s betrayal of Israel and the Arabs. America´s nuclear umbrella, which
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If no one else, WND, the New York Post, and now Fox News have started paying serious attention to an urban pastime known as "the knockout game" or occasionally as "polar bear hunting," a phenomenon that has caused at least seven deaths and countless serious injuries. The "polar bear" refers to the invariably white or at least non-black victim of a hunt by a young black male, usually one of a pack of the same. The hunters tend to prey on those who seem vulnerable. This includes old people, women, children, and, most often, clueless male liberals-- like the Pittsburgh teacher
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Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
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