Hell, were lucky it works at all. Heres the budget request for building healthcare.gov. 10 billion dollars to build the online exchanges allowing those eligible Americans in a red or purple state to buy health insurance. The Teapublicans gave them 1 billion. And now, they are outraged that the online system isnt working perfectly, and are demanding to know why.
It is pretty safe to say that a NINETY-F***ING PERCENT CUT IN FUNDING had something to do with it. Pretty darned safe.
More at the link.
Fucking blew my mind when I heard this yesterday. Blue cross and other Bastards can wait until 2015 to cancel individual policies!
Damn all greedy motherfucking health insurers.
"Congress hasnt accomplished f***-all since 2010. They tried and tried to destroy s*** instead of doing their jobs. And now, these useless moochers, these parasites, these pimples on the arse of our nation; these representatives are criticizing the ACA for only partly working. The chutzpah is truly breathtaking.
Its like having Ron White tell you to lay off the Scotch.
Its like having David Vitter call you a pervert.
Its like having the Westboro Baptist Church call you a hater.
Its like having Anthony Weiner call you a slut."
More ranting at the link.
http://gawker.com/5840024/ron-pauls-campaign-manager-died-of-pneumonia-penniless-and-uninsured is a classic story: Ron Paul, he who said that people who cant afford assurance are choosing to die, let the man behind his presidential campaign die, uninsured, of pneumonia. And then he stuck his dead friends grieving mother with a bill for $400,000.00.
This was in 2008, and people might be so distracted by the imperfections of the ACA that have been dominating the media of late, that they have forgotten the inhumanity of the Republican party when it comes to this issue. We should remember this fact: the Repubs have never put forth a health care plan of their own. Except, of course, for let him die.
More at the link. Remember this, when the ACA seems like a cluster-fuck: the Teapublican alternative is far, far worse.
Jesus Christ on a nuclear pogo stick.
This is truly an awesome bit of work. 7 words from a sexist pig, overheard on a bus, inspired this spoken-word piece.
"And it isnt like they are trying to hide it. From the Republican party official who derides Democrats and lazy blacks, to the jackass waving a confederate flag at our black President, to the Congresscritter who compared Obama with a tar baby, the racism is out there and man, theres a helluva lot of it.
Hell, even the KKK says that these Repubs and Teabaggers are racists. When people who count racist as a compliment call someone a racist, you can take that to the bank."
More, including embedded source links, at the link.
"The first international Snowden revelations were about China. And they were released to the news media, right before Obama met with Chinese leaders.
The scheduled talks were derailed and damaged by the resulting brouhaha.
The second time involved Russia. Shortly before Obama and Putin were supposed to meet. So much fuss was raised, the meeting didnt happen at all.
And right before this weeks EU meeting, some Snowden revelations hit the press about You guessed er Chester, about the NSA spying on Europeans. American/European relations have taken a big hit."
More at the link.
"This is why the grand jury was needed. Steubenville, as a town, tried its best to deny and cover up its predilection for sex crimes, and got busted due to the initial efforts of a blogger and a posse of hackers. Two of the perps thereafter got jailed, but those who engaged in the cover-up initially escaped punishment.
Todays scumbucket rape-enabler is the 20-year old daughter of the school employee who was indicted recently. From the article:
Hannah Rhinaman, 20, was indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property and one count of grand theft, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement."
More at the link.
Ohioans used to call Dennis Kucinich "Kooch", and it's a profanation of his good, liberal name to associate it with that teabagging, sex-hating loon from the southeast.
There are lots of other things to call Cuccinelli, anyhow. And most of them are more fun, and fitting.
On edit: I did not realize that this nickname was of long standing. My apologies to all those who have corrected me, and my sympathy for your having had to deal with the jackass for so long.
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