If the feds keep arbitrarily “picking and choosing” which laws they wish to enforce, the electorate is left with no other option but the same thing: picking and choosing which laws THEY wish to obey. Or not.
Great Caesar’s Ghost
On the nauseating spectacle that is the State of the Union address
The annual State of the Union pageant is a hideous, dispiriting, ugly, monotonous, un-American, un-republican, anti-democratic, dreary, backward, monarchical, retch-inducing, depressing, shameful, crypto-imperial display of official self-aggrandizement and piteous toadying, a black Mass during which every unholy order of teacup totalitarian and cringing courtier gathers under the towering dome of a faux-Roman temple to listen to a speech with no content given by a man with no content, to rise and to be seated as is called for by the order of worship — it is a wonder they have not started genuflecting — with one wretched representative of their number squirreled away in some well-upholstered Washington hidey-hole in order to preserve the illusion that those gathered constitute a special class of humanity without whom we could not live.
It’s the most nauseating display in American public life — and I write that as someone who has just returned from a pornographers’ convention.
It’s worse than the Oscars.
Many times worse, I’d posit. Because it’s not about a number of so-called “artistes,” but about ONE MAN.
[And isn't this a perfect post for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- a situation that dishonors MLK.]
“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president,” Obama said in the article by David Remnick, appearing in the magazine’s Jan. 27 edition.
But this time it’s not an Obama Minion claiming this.
It’s Obama Himself, throwing down the pettiest and cheapest card ever.
I am so tired of the hackneyed, puerile, obvious, cheap and patronizing old saw that Caucasoids are racist simply because of their melanin. I’d posit the reverse about blacks, having voted skin color over competence in 2008 and again in 2012. I am so over that trite card — the race card.
It’s what gets played when Obama — and his sycophants — have no other move. It’s what defense attorneys do in court when they lack a cogent argument and the facts and the case go against them: the cheap and personal attack.
Which is why I shall continue to point out the obvious on my blog: blacks can be every bit — or more — racist than Caucasoids.
And: they’ve got the GOWPs and the AMM in their pockets.
One YouTube video:
Because, after all, “I’ve got nothing to hide.”
Really? You must not be human.
“In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.”
– Adolf Hitler, 1925, Mein Kampf
Posted by Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
HealthCare.gov is still 40 percent unfinished. “The chief digital architect for the federal health insurance marketplace said Tuesday that 30 percent to 40 percent of the project was still being built. The official, Henry Chao, made the assessment in testimony before a panel of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Lawmakers expressed surprise that so much work remained to be done seven weeks after the federal website opened to the public. Mr. Chao, the deputy chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said the government was still working on “back office systems,” including those needed to pay insurance companies that are supposed to provide coverage to millions of people under President Obama’s health care law. “We have yet — we still have to build the financial management aspects of the system, which includes our accounting system and payment system and reconciliation system,” Mr. Chao said. These parts of the system, he said, are “still being developed and tested.”” Robert Pear in The New York Times.
Despite Mr Barack Hussein Obama’s personal promise that the ACA site would be fully functional by the latter part of November.
It is not.
And I am in keeping with my own personal promise to never link the two words “president” with “Obama” since 2008. I am nothing if but a man of my word.
Mr Obama has created a littered trail of broken promises for not only the last few years, but specifically with regard to his ACA.
The front end of the site wouldn’t work.
Now, the back end of the site is guaranteed not to work, according to digital professionals.
Which means this:
Those who signed up for ObakaKare within its stringent limits may find themselves as completely unknown quotients, come January of 2014.
Because the back end of the ACA failed to connect to the various health care providers so linked.
Can you imagine those persons, expecting themselves covered, going into an office and finding they are not? Can you imagine the frustration, the anger, the sense and feeling of betrayal?
Get a grasp of that sense. Because it is coming.
Further, from CNBC.com:
by Matthew J. Belvedere
It could take a year to secure the risk of “high exposures” of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC on Monday.
“When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn’t appear to have happened this time,” said David Kennedy, a so-called “white hat” hacker who tests online security by breaching websites. He testified on Capitol Hill about the flaws of HealthCare.gov last week.
“It’s really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn’t built into it,” said Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec. “We’re talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself.”
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversaw the implementation of the website, the components used to build the site are compliant with standards set by Federal security authorities.
“The privacy and security of consumers’ personal information are a top priority for us. Security testing happens on an ongoing basis using industry best practices to appropriately safeguard consumers’ personal information,” said the spokesperson.
Another online security expert—who spoke at last week’s House hearing and then on CNBC—said the federal Obamacare website needs to be shut down and rebuilt from scratch. Morgan Wright, CEO of Crowd Sourced Investigations said: “There’s not a plan to fix this that meets the sniff test of being reasonable.”
Imagine your chagrin.
Imagine you had input a massive amount of your personal information into the healthcare.gov site, and you were stonewalled for minutes or hours or perhaps days. No telling.
Then imagine your chagrin when you discover you are not covered because the “back end” of the ACA site didn’t manage to communicate with the insurance provider you chose.