Daily Archives: October 21, 2013

The Rodeo Clown Infomercial

Oct 21, 2013: President Obama reassured us that healthcare.gov is “working just fine.”

But for those “more comfortable” with the phone, he also offered up the 800 number. In case you don’t already know it:

2013_10 21 Obama's Ocare Infomercial

Tweeters commented:

  • Obama is hawking the ACA 1-800 number on national tv like an infomercial salesman. Pathetic.
  • So do we call the 800 number to find out when the website will be fixed?
  • If you call within the next few hours, 1800-OBAMA will send you your very own stethoscope and scalpel.
  • Obama reads 800 number for problems. Operators are standing by. This is starting to sound like an infomercial.
  • What’s next, free viagra if you call in 20min? Throw in a free toaster?
  • For the record, just called 1-800-318-2596, got a busy signal.
  • I just called 1-800-318-2596, got disconnected.
  • I got through 800-number, followed prompts, and got referred to http://Healthcare.gov.
  • Laugh or cry? The 800 number tells me to go to the website that doesn’t work for more information.
  • I called the 800 number and it told me to visit http://healthcare.gov to view all my options. #HolyFreakingHeaddesk
  • Yep. Just called. THE CALL CENTER IS DOWN.
  • If you can’t access the #ACA website, and the 800-number is busy, Obama urges you to write down your info and send it by carrier pigeon.
  • Website worked for my friend. Her old Blue Cross premium was $500/mo+$1500/deduct. Ocare pushed it to $3000/mo+$30,000/deduct.

But Obamacare is “working just fine” …………. just ask Obama or any of the other Fans of Obamacare Who Got Exempted From It.

Source:

http://twitchy.com/2013/10/21/whoops-president-infomercial-you-guys-just-use-the-phone-for-obamacare-guess-what-happens/

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AFTERNOONS WITH ROGER

Call it chance.Call it a coincidence.I call it the Lord bestowing abundant blessings on one of his troubled children.

I’ll explain:

Every day when I go to get my papers to deliver,there is a sheet showing any changes in the route.One day a few weeks ago there was notice of a customer stopping his service.The name looked familiar.That afternoon,I called the number on the sheet.

‘Is this Roger?’

‘Yes.’

‘Were your parents named Chellis and Myrtle?”

‘Yes.’

‘Roger,this is your nephew!’

‘Little Ricky?’

I got flushed…nobody had called me that in 50 years,save my beloved granny,who called me that until her last days.Roger is the youngest  of the four children grandpa and grandma had.I hadn’t seen him since my aunt’s memorial service some 13 years ago.I didn’t figure I’d ever see him again unless somebody contacted me about his funeral.I was so excited I could barely contain myself.We talked for over an hour and I told him we’d stop by the following Monday since my Aunt Evelyn was off work.Yep,78 years old and still working as a cashier at Bergners Department store here in town.

The odd thing is,they live literally less than 5 minutes away.When we arrived I promised myself I would shake his hand and give him a one-armed man-hug.When he opened the door and I saw his always impish smile and snow-white hair that plan went to hell.I threw my arms around him and hugged him as if I was trying to hug grandpa,granny,Uncle Ron,Aunt Gloria and Mom all at once.We all sat in the living room and talked for almost 4 hours about what we’d all done with our lives and shared some Diet Pepsis.I sat and listened to him for a very long time,not wanting to miss anything.

Besides their four grown kids,they have 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.Roger still helps his grandson install windshields every so often,but he was always looking for ways to make a buck.They were buying houses,fixing them and selling them for a profit as far back as the fifties.My Aunt Evelyn can completely redo the interior of a house.They owned a B&B in Galena,Ill., U.S. Grant’s home,for 6 years.They bought a condo near us,then got a deal on a unit two buildings down and moved again.

UR told me what it was like growing up during the depression.He was born in 1932,so he came up just before WWII.He enlisted in the Air Force and served in Korea,maintaining the hydraulic systems on F-84 and F 86 jets.He said it was really hot in the summer and unbearably cold in the winter.I have been lobbying shamelessly for one of AE’s German chocolate cake.She said as how she hadn’t made one in years,but hopefully I can convince her.There are few things I would put on a level with Grannys gooey,cinnamn-y apple pies….my cousins’ Grandma Nordstrom’s rice pudding with the 1/2″ thick custard on top and Evelyn’s Greman Chocolate cake with the yummy coconut frosting.

We took a bus trip up to Ho Chunk Indian Casino at the Wisconsin Dells one day.I’m not a gambler,since I’m the world’s worst loser.DW loves to gamble but she’s not very lucky. AE is,and UR is like me…he determines what he can afford to lose and never goes over it.The trip was $35,but they give you a like amount in gambling credit when you get there,so the trip is actually free.With Evelyn working and DW spending time with her grandkids,her BFF and this week she’s going to see her dad in Richland Center,Wis.,Roger is home alone with two dogs and they only have one car now.So,I go over and we talk about things of importance and downright silliness.There is no need for pretense,since he knows me about as well as anybody in the world.We share a commonality we don’t have to talk about…we just know.

We took a day trip from Lena,Il along a route called the Stagecoach Trail,since that’s what it was originally,though Apple River Canyon all the way to Galena.The entire town is one big antique mall,but from living there UR and AE knew how to miss the traffic on the main streets.We made plans to visit Dubuque,IA,which has a dog track,two casinos,a magnificent river walk and B&B’s along the limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.There is a place high on the bluffs called Eagle’s Point Park,where you can see Iowa,Illinois and Wisconsin all at once.

It probably sounds stupid being excited about getting back together with family,but it’s the last link to my childhood and the happiness I knew as we all gathered at Granny’s table on Sunday to be a family for a few hours before everybody went their separate ways.

Re-connecting with Roger came at a time when I was completely burned out over politics.(When I mentioned Obamacare,he just said ‘death panels,’ so he’s one of us.) It had to be what God’s plan for me was. I asked him why he stopped his newspaper service and he said it was because they raised his rate .50 per week. Imagine,a guy who probably still has the first dollar he ever made,who paid cash for a brand new car for Aunt Evelyn,quitting over a half a buck.If he hadn’t,I’d have never known he was there,since we only get delivery addresses for our regular route.

I thank the Lord for easing the burden and lightening the heaviness I’ve been carrying.None of this would have happened without Him.

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Obamacare vs The Affordable Care Act

Jimmy Kimmel reveals how stupid the American public really is [4:01]

A constitutional republic cannot survive without a well-informed public.

Those who want the United States of America to fail have always known this.

That’s why they targeted education, starting back in the mid-20th century, Left-ifying the colleges that were training teachers and journalists.

And that is why we now have a huge population of “sheeple” voters who believe whatever the Left-dominated, Democrat Talking Points pushing, Mainstream media outlets tell them to believe.

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Just a FEW of the reports I’ve done on slimey Congress Critters

Remember when Bush was in office and people still had jobs? Remember when the economy crashed and Democrats wept, wailed and gnashed their teeth about the suffering of POOR PEOPLE (at the hands of evil Republicans of course cuz like they had “nothing” to do with creating or crashing the housing bubble … not).

Hypocrite Democrats - Riches for me but not for thee

Pelosi prospers in bad economy

2011_06 30 Poli-tick admits he's a bottom feeder

Democrats are way dirtier than Republicans, maybe because the media protects them. But it is interesting to note that the Republicans who are up to their ears in slime are the same Republicans who do the “bend over and vote Democrat” dance every time anything really matters.

IMHO, if you want to find a CLEAN politician in Washington, D.C., just look for the ones the MSM and both Democrat and Republican party big wigs condemn as “extremists” and hang out to dry whenever a vote truly matters.

Republicans want to cut food stamp funding. Democrats will be sure to weep, wail and gnash their teeth about evil Republicans who want children and old people to starve.

As you listen to the theater, remember that just last week, Obama was all set to FREEZE November food stamp payments if he didn’t get his debt limit increased. Also remember this one … in 2010, Democrats STOLE food stamp funds to pay off their big union campaign donors.

2010_08 11 Food stamps for bail-out

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How Congress Critters get rich at our expense

2013_10 20 Grace Napolitano D-CA extorts cash

Napolitano is in her 8th term “representing voters” in her Los Angeles County-based district.

Schweizer has a new book coming out, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets, that explains how politicians extort money from us, then use it to buy each other’s votes.

  • Obama’s “Protection Money”: How the Obama Administration targeted industries for criminal investigation but chose not to pursue key political donors.
  • John Boehner’s “Tollbooth”: How the Speaker of the House extracts money by soliciting political donations before he will hold crucial votes on the House floor.
  • The “Slush Fund”: How politicians extract “campaign contributions” and then convert them to bankroll lavish lifestyles complete with limos, private jets, golf at five-star resorts, fine wines, and cash for family members.
  • Capitol Hill’s “Underground Economy”: How congressmen use a little-known loophole that allows them to secretly link their votes to cash.

http://www.amazon.com/Extortion-Peter-Schweizer/dp/0544103343

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Rembrandt FLASHMOB style!

And you thought Art History was stuffy and boring. This is fantastic!

Rembrandt’s Night Watch is considered one of the most famous paintings in the world.

The Rijksmuseum (English: State Museum) is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

H/t Jim Walter

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