Look, we are not propagandists. We’re not like them. We don’t insulate ourselves into our own happy little media bubble, impervious to the reality around us.
Krystal Ball MSNBC
Ford Prefect: What’s happening on this hell ship?
Autopilot: There has been a delay. The passengers are kept in temporary suspended animation for their comfort and convenience. Coffee and biscuits are served every ten years, after which passengers are returned to suspended animation for their comfort and convenience. Departure will take place when flight stores are complete. We apologize for the delay.
Ford Prefect: Delay? Have you seen the world outside this ship? It’s a wasteland. A desert. Civilization’s been and gone. It’s over. There are no lemon-soaked paper napkins on the way from anywhere.
Autopilot: The statistical likelihood is that other civilizations will arise. There will one day be lemon-soaked paper napkins. ‘Till then, there will be a short delay. Please return to your seats.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
It’s fun time for the GOP right now.
Democrat pols running for re-election are suddenly making arguments that Ted Cruz was being called a “terrorist for”. The Obamacare website is as trusted as a Porn Site loaded with Trojans (the hack code not the condoms) and leftists are arguing about the if they should or should not admit how bad it is, and if that wasn’t enough it looks like the no-bid contract for the construction of this debacle went to a classmate of the first lady company.
Was it only a week ago that the right was in panic?
As fun as this is, let me for a moment put my “Programmer/Tech” (Yes I was an old Fortran, Pascal, CCL, C programmer back in the days of a full head of hair.) hat on and tell you this.
There are a lot of things wrong with Obamacare:
It’s s state system which makes it inefficient.
The state and not the patient will be the Doctor’s & hospital’s customer and they’ll act accordingly
It is a tax that will be an undue burden on people.
It assumes people will be willing to buy insurance & pay for care they are currently paying nothing for.
It is costing millions of people coverage while increasing costs
The web site has been poorly designed and executed.
Of all of those problems there is only one of them that is absolutely 100% fixable.
The left is going to talk about the web site, they are going to critique the web site and they’re going to make sure every attack they make on Obamacare is based on the web site because they know sooner or later there will be Lemon soaked paper napkins they will be able to declare the web site fixed and Obamacare’s problems solved.
Now there is nothing wrong with pointing out the issues with the site, it speaks to the competence of this administration or lack thereof but any conservative writer or pundit who does had better damn well make sure they stress the real problems with Obamacare which have nothing to do with coding.
Because if they don’t, when the coding interface is repaired the media will declare Obamacare “fixed” and it won’t matter how many people lose their insurance. How many people’s deductibles double or how much more individuals pay for worse coverage. The conversation will be over and they will move to the next topic that serves the administration’s purpose.
You have been warned. Cue Sheldon:
It’s Saturday morning 14 hours to the payweek and DaPaycheck is still short $156 this week.
That’s a $1 improvement over last night.
6 Tipjar hits of $26, 8 tipjar hits of $19.50 or a further 156 $1 tip jar hits. will get the job done.
Paypal percentages not withstanding I’d be delighted by any of those results, but for them to happen you need to hit DaTipJar below.