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  • Bombshell: Obamacare Website Uses Decade-Old Technology, May Require 'Constant Fixes' For Six Months

    10/18/2013 8:25:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2013 | Guy Benson
    I can't believe I'm writing this sentence, but Obamacare's exchanges appear to somehow be more deeply corrupted and broken than previously known. If there were words more impactful than "meltdown" and "trainwreck," I'd use them. Instead, I'll simply present the facts as they continue to come to light. USA Today: The federal health care exchange was built using 10-year-old technology that may require constant fixes and updates for the next six months and the eventual overhaul of the entire system, technology experts told USA TODAY....Recent changes have made the exchanges easier to use, but they still require clearing the...
  • The New Obamacare Health Care Exchange Site Has Already Crashed

    10/01/2013 8:35:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/01/2013 | Mandy Woodruff
    Just hours after debuting online, the new marketplace for Obamacare has apparently crashed.Consumers are supposed to use Healthcare.gov as an outlet to sign up for coverage, but just after selecting the state where we wanted to enroll, an error message popped up citing heavy traffic from too many visitors. We tried to engage a customer service representative via the site's Live Chat feature, but after 15 minutes of waiting and no response, we gave up. We're not too fussed. Kinks are bound to happen this early in the site's roll out, and at least heavy traffic signals that consumers are eager to...
  • Rand Paul to Howard Students: Obama Has Failed Blacks

    04/10/2013 3:44:35 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    The Washington Exmainer ^ | April 10, 2013 | 12:47 pm | Washingtion Secrets
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the Tea Party favorite and emerging 2016 GOP presidential star, on Wednesday showed he is looking to broaden his and the Republican Party's base far beyond white males to include African-American youths. In a speech to Howard University Wednesday morning, Paul reached out to blacks, arguing that the Democrats and President Obama has failed African Americans, but admitting that the GOP has a long way to go before blacks see Republicans as their guide to success. "Some have said that I'm either brave or crazy to be here today. I've never been one to watch the...
  • Beyonce lip-synced 'The Star Spangled Banner,' Marine Corps Band says

    01/22/2013 12:49:50 PM PST · by dennisw · 36 replies
    .foxnews ^ | 1=22
    Halfway through her rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at President Barack Obama's inauguration on Monday, Beyonce dramatically did away with the earpiece that singers use to hear themselves and their bands in a live setting. One viewer likened it to the gutsy move Luke Skywalker made in the dramatic chase scene in the original "Star Wars," tweeting: "Taking out the earpiece is Luke turning off the targeting system in the Death Star trench." But now a rep for the United States Marine Band says Beyonce was not even singing the song live. She was lip-syncing. The rep said that...
  • Did Beyoncé Lip-Sync the Star-Spangled Banner?

    01/22/2013 9:01:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Washingtonian ^ | 1/22/13 | Sophie Gilbert
    <p>Beyoncé sang the national anthem at yesterday’s inauguration ceremony for President Obama and received overwhelming praise for her performance, ranging from Business Insider (“It was just amazing”) to TMZ (“f*cking awesome”). Beyoncé’s Instagram photo of herself in a recording studio with members of the Marine Corps Band.</p>
  • FEMA Forced to Solicit Water Bids for Sandy Victims

    11/05/2012 8:22:55 AM PST · by Qbert · 40 replies
    Newsman.com ^ | 05 Nov 2012 | Newsmax Wires
    The Obama administration's strategy of prepositioning supplies for quick distribution in disasters apparently has fallen short on meeting the demand for drinking water in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.   "The agency [FEMA} appears to have been unprepared to distribute bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims when the storm hit [last Monday]," Breitbart News reported over the weekend.
  • Fox: Staten Island people in the streets fighting one another for food, water, clothing

    11/02/2012 7:13:59 AM PDT · by pabianice · 160 replies
    Fox News Live | 11/2/12
    The excremental liberal press is boycotting coverage of this to protect Obama but Fox is covering it. Staten Island has received zero help after four days. Bloomberg has stolen three huge generators to power marathon tents and given no help to the people of Staten Island. The entire borough is a ruined disaster. No food, no water, no gasoline, the homeless wandering across the island with no shoes, no socks, injured, starving, crying for help from camera crews. People fighting one another over dumpster garbage. Death toll rising. Another Liberal success story.
  • Pentagon will not label Fort Hood shootings as terrorist attack (Hasan must get fair trial)

    10/22/2012 5:18:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/22/12 | Susan Crabtree
    Already facing intense scrutiny for its shifting narrative about the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, the Pentagon now says it will not reclassify the Fort Hood shootings as a terrorist attack over concern about biasing the case against the gunman — an argument that is getting a mixed review from legal experts. Late Friday, after 160 victims of the Fort Hood shooting called on the Pentagon to label the attack terrorism instead of workplace violence as it has for the past three years, the Department of Defense said it would not reclassify the attack. In rejecting the victims...
  • Hello, you've reached the president. I'm never here.

    09/30/2012 5:58:43 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 9/30/2012 | Michael Goodwin
    In Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 3 a.m. television ad in the 2008 primary campaign, we heard the sound of a ringing phone and saw sleeping children. In ominous tones, a narrator warned that “something is happening in the world” and asked, “Who do you want answering the phone?” Well, it’s 2012, and — the phone is still ringing. Please, somebody answer the damn thing! The story of the terror attack in Benghazi is that neither Clinton nor the president who made her secretary of state responded to the real emergency when it came. The biggest foreign-policy crisis of the last four...
  • Collapse of the Cairo Doctrine

    09/23/2012 10:12:50 AM PDT · by NCjim · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    In the week following 9/11/12 something big happened: the collapse of the Cairo Doctrine, the centerpiece of President Obama’s foreign policy. It was to reset the very course of post-9/11 America, creating, after the (allegedly) brutal depredations of the Bush years, a profound rapprochement with the Islamic world. Never lacking ambition or self-regard, Obama promised in Cairo, June 4, 2009, “a new beginning” offering Muslims “mutual respect,” unsubtly implying previous disrespect. Curious, as over the previous 20 years, America had six times committed its military forces on behalf of oppressed Muslims, three times for reasons of pure humanitarianism (Somalia, Bosnia,...
  • Busted!… State Department Scrubs Damning Memo From Website Following Deadly 9-11 Consulate Attacks

    09/15/2012 6:53:03 PM PDT · by Fred · 132 replies
    GateWay Pundit ^ | 091512 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five days before 9-11, the US State Department sent out a memo announcing no credible security threats against the United States on the anniversary of 9-11. The Overseas Security Advisory Council, who posted the memo, is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security under the U.S. Department of State. The OSAC memo said: Terrorism and Important Dates Global 9/6/2012 OSAC currently has no credible information to suggest that al-Qa’ida or any other terrorist group is plotting any kind of attack overseas to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of September...
  • State Department sent gay man to be ambassador to Libya

    09/15/2012 7:40:44 AM PDT · by Lacey · 95 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | 09/14/2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Today I went out into the field here in Chicago looking to talk to some of the striking teachers but no one in a red-shirt was anywhere to be found (or, if they were wearing one, they had nothing to do with the teachers’ union strike). A journalist friend of mine asked me to nose around and see if I could uncover anything about slain Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was rumored to be gay. A former “roommate” of Stevens by the name of Austin Tichenor lives and works in Chicago and while making calls to friends of mine in the...
  • Terror takes back seat; Americans safer now [ MSM try of 9-8-12 ]

    09/14/2012 5:01:22 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 9-8-12 | AP Spet 8th 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP)—As Americans debate whether they are better off now than they were four years ago, there is a similar question with a somewhat easier answer: Are you safer now than you were when President Barack Obama took office? By most measures, the answer is yes. More than a decade after terrorists slammed planes into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania countryside, Americans have stopped fretting daily about a possible attack or stockpiling duct tape and water. Getting through airport security has become a routine irritation, not a grim foreboding. While the threat of...
  • Blood on his hands: Obama Skipped All Daily Intelligence Briefings Since Sept. 5

    09/14/2012 1:48:29 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 40 replies
    According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing–known as the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB)–in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff...
  • Obama Caught in Misspelling of a Four-Letter State, Wapo Tries to Rescue

    08/23/2012 5:43:25 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Imagine for a moment, if you will, Sarah Palin attending an event at Ohio State University. She casually greets college aged supporters, and a group of excited, young students decide to spell out the word “Ohio” using the old YMCA routine. The group is in place, arms readied, fans surrounding them armed with their cameras and cellphones. Then this happens… OIHI. It is inarguable that the media, in all their smugness and ‘we are intellectually superior’ attitude would have ripped her from the California coast to the glaciated plains of … well … Oihi. Oi. Hi. More like oy vey....
  • Why our president fails

    01/01/2012 9:34:03 AM PST · by mojitojoe · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington times ^ | 12/28/2011 | Dr. Milton R. Wolf
    There’s something profoundly tragic about the failed presidency of Barack Obama. He was supposed to be a new kind of president, a man who embodied hope and would transcend petty politics and even race. Instead, we’re left with a downgraded America that is stagnating under the weight of its bloated government. As tragic as that alone is, even this is but a mere symptom of Mr. Obama’s larger fundamental failure: He simply does not trust the Americans who entrusted him with the presidency. Most presidents, we believe, ascend to the Oval Office, but for the 44th president, the reverse seems...
  • Lawyer for Cain’s accuser: On second thought, she’d rather not relive this publicly (VAPORS!)

    11/04/2011 2:34:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2011 | Allahpundit
    No video yet, but it sure sounds like that’s the end of that. For now.Who knew the big finale would end Sopranos-style? Bennett said his client sees “no value” in revisiting the issue now, but “stands by the complaint that she made.”Bennett said his client would disagree with Cain’s characterization of the alleged harassment incidents.He confirmed that the alleged harassment occurred in 1999 over a period of “at least a month or two.” There was “more than one incident,” he said. And here’s the key part of the statement from the NRA: “Based upon the information currently available, we can...
  • Obama fails all viability tests

    11/03/2011 10:53:34 AM PDT · by bigbob · 5 replies
    The Hill dot com ^ | 11-1-11 | Dr. David Hill
    Last week’s column asserting that the president is unelectable has triggered strong responses. Democrats, in particular, seem to think my judgment is premature. It strikes them as ridiculous that anyone could make such a “bold prediction” so far in advance of the 2012 election. Hey, that’s what we do, as seasoned political professionals, as pollsters. But I must stress that I am not so much making a personal prediction as drawing an informed conclusion based on all the numbers available. I do this in each election cycle for other candidates, and it’s time to make the call on President Obama.
  • Obama fails to reassure markets after S&P move (Obama can't fix what he broke)

    08/08/2011 3:47:45 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 23 replies
    reuters ^ | 8/8/2011 | Jeff Mason and Steve Holland
    What should a U.S. president say to stop stock markets from falling and reassure Americans that the country will be able to solve its debt and deficit problems? President Barack Obama's first public comment about Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. debt to AA-plus from the top-notch AAA was not enough to stop a market plunge of 600 points, with investors uncertain if Washington can overcome political gridlock. Here is a look at what Obama tried to achieve: * Reassurance. Obama wanted to underscore to Americans that the United States remains the economic envy of the world despite the credit...
  • Weekend Hypothetical: What Would Happen If You Woke Up To $5/Gallon Gasoline? [Moonbat Parade]

    01/17/2011 4:39:59 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 33 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | January 15, 2011 | Edward Niedermeyer
    Remember this hilarious photoshop? <snip> if you woke up tomorrow and gas were five dollars per gallon, what would you do, and what would you expect from others?
  • More Disapprove Than Approve of Obama Mosque Remarks

    08/18/2010 3:23:56 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 33 replies
    gallup.com ^ | August 18, 2010 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- More Americans disapprove than approve of President Barack Obama's recent comments concerning the planned construction of a mosque near where the Sept. 11 terror attacks occurred in New York City, but 4 in 10 do not have an opinion on the matter. The vast majority of those with an opinion hold it strongly.
  • Obama's diplomatic flop: The O Force can't match the Bush record in diplomacy

    06/10/2010 7:31:00 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 4 replies · 555+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2010 | Editorial
    During the campaign, then-Sen. Barack Obama made light of what he saw as his predecessor-to-be's lack of diplomatic skill. As Wednesday's U.N. Security Council vote on sanctions over Iran's nuclear program showed, Mr. Obama's team could learn a few things about diplomacy from George W. Bush. The vote sent "an unmistakable message" to Iran about the international community's commitment to stop nuclear proliferation, according to the White House. The vote tally also communicated a secondary point: President Obama is losing the international consensus that Mr. Bush once had. In three rounds of Bush-led U.N. votes on sanctions from 2006 through...
  • Obama Muffs History And Says We Don’t Want ‘Victory’ in Afghanistan – Will Media Notice?

    07/24/2009 7:57:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 2,070+ views
    Obama Muffs History And Says We Don’t Want ‘Victory’ in Afghanistan – Will Media Notice? By Warner Todd Huston Created 2009-07-24 10:28 Once again Barack Obama waded into territory of which he has no knowledge: American history. Not only did he say during a TV interview that he doesn’t want “victory” in Afghanistan -- because victory is apparently too harsh for the losers -- but he used an example from WWII that never even happened to justify his touchy feely ideas on warfare. So will anyone in the Old Media even realize that the president’s historical example was a muff-up...