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This is the future of American healthcare. What could go wrong?


If you missed it over the weekend, tmi3rd had an interesting post on what this will mean for patients and doctors.

Heck of a job America. Heck of a job.

Posted by: DrewM. at 07:16 PM



Comments

1 Worst!

Posted by: Grover's at March 12, 2013 07:19 PM (9aKQB)

2 It's not Democracy if the peons can understand the laws that are being passed in their name.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at March 12, 2013 07:20 PM (C3R9m)

3 People are stupid.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 12, 2013 07:20 PM (AWl8t)

4 This will not end well.

Posted by: Ronster at March 12, 2013 07:20 PM (pDjY6)

5 If the GOP was media savvy, they'd take that 8-foot pile of bullshit on tour to every mall in America. Seriously, put that behind a 10x5x5" glass box and let people gawk at it.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 12, 2013 07:20 PM (UOjzE)

6 Literally, one dead tree.

Rand Paul would still be reading this piece of shit if a legislation had to be read on the floor.

Posted by: sTevo at March 12, 2013 07:20 PM (VMcEw)

7 Forward!

Posted by: Hobojerky at March 12, 2013 07:20 PM (FsUAO)

8 One forest full of old redwoods.

What is is how much free, universal health care costs, Alex?

Posted by: edmund at March 12, 2013 07:20 PM (rCS6C)

9 Congratulations America. You're stuck with it now, thanks to Obama, Pelosi, Reid and a stupid electorate.

Posted by: DangerGirl at March 12, 2013 07:21 PM (GrtrJ)

10 Regulation is Freedom.


More Regulation = More Freedom

(Big Brother is watching (out for) you.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at March 12, 2013 07:21 PM (C3R9m)

11 Wonder how the number compares to pages of IRS regulations.

Posted by: Ronster at March 12, 2013 07:21 PM (pDjY6)

12 My brother is a doctor, and he says that Obamacare is going to ruin his practice.

Posted by: L, elle at March 12, 2013 07:21 PM (0PiQ4)

13 Every day I am more and more thankful that my sister decided to go into human medicine instead of becoming a vetinarian. I have someone I can just ask questions if worst comes to worst.
I am sorry she will have to deal with all this, though.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 12, 2013 07:22 PM (d1fAu)

14 I'm getting just looking at that stack of crap.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 12, 2013 07:22 PM (AWl8t)

15 Why would McConnell tweet a pic of TFG?

Posted by: Clint Morningwood at March 12, 2013 07:22 PM (i7B17)

16 Obamacare is going to ruin his practice.
---

Gonna ruin some patients too.

Posted by: sTevo at March 12, 2013 07:22 PM (VMcEw)

17 Death be regulation. While they look up the page and paragraph that authorizes them to treat you, you will expire due

A. Bleed out.
B. Dehydration.
C. Starvation.
D. Old age.
E. Both B and C.
F. None of the Above - MRSA.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 07:22 PM (kXwK3)

18 "12 My brother is a doctor, and he says that Obamacare is going to ruin his practice.

Posted by: L, elle at March 12, 2013 07:21 PM (0PiQ4) "

That's just wingnuttery. Socialism has never ruined anything. Science!

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at March 12, 2013 07:22 PM (C3R9m)

19 I'm getting SICK just looking at that shit.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 12, 2013 07:22 PM (AWl8t)

20 no one but the politically tuned in will see this twit-pic. It needs to be but in front of the LIVs faces... kinda like what you do with a dog that shit on the carpet. "Look at what you did. Bad voter!"

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 12, 2013 07:23 PM (UOjzE)

21 My brother is a doctor, and he says that Obamacare is going to ruin his practice.

It's all part of the plan.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at March 12, 2013 07:23 PM (IZpkf)

22 At what page is the Revelation for the Mystification?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at March 12, 2013 07:23 PM (eHIJJ)

23 "17 Death be regulation. While they look up the page and paragraph that authorizes them to treat you, you will expire due

A. Bleed out.
B. Dehydration.
C. Starvation.
D. Old age.
E. Both B and C.
F. None of the Above - MRSA.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 07:22 PM (kXwK3) "

Multiple-Choice Death. Most Progressive. :-P

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at March 12, 2013 07:24 PM (C3R9m)

24 How anyone could vote on a bill they didn't read, they should all be retired and we should start fresh.

Bet the IRS code isn't even that big.

Posted by: Snarky the Bear at March 12, 2013 07:24 PM (/b8+5)

25
My prescription: don't get sick. They don't call 'em 'death panels' for nothin'!

Posted by: Dr. Sue Us at March 12, 2013 07:24 PM (wIgpo)

26 Leeches may be in our future, that and old fashioned bleedings.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 12, 2013 07:24 PM (AWl8t)

27 There seem to be two schools of thought about the massively convoluted mess that is Obamacare.

(1) "This can't possibly work. The people who put this together were totally incompetent."

(2) "This can't possibly work. The people who put this together were diabolical geniuses, with a plan to disastrously cripple private medicine to pave the way for single-payer."

I myself incline to the school of thought in (1).

But I also believe that we are going to see the consequence, deliberate or not, postulated in (2). That the private medical system in America will fall apart from Obamacare, and that the left will then push for single-payer to fill that vacuum.

And I expect this to happen right around the time that the insolvent government is becoming utterly unable to pay for anything more of anything at all. So: no private medicine and no government medicine equals... no medicine.

Do you have bad health habits? Better get rid of them pronto. Do you engage in activities which might injure you? Better give those up, stat.Your health will become an exceedingly valuable personal asset once its deficiencies can no longer be medically attended to.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 12, 2013 07:24 PM (gqT4g)

28 Socialism has never ruined anything.

Yeah. Ummm, about that...

Posted by: Zombie Leon Trotsky at March 12, 2013 07:25 PM (IZpkf)

29 But my birth patrol pills are free, so we're good.

Posted by: Low Info Voter at March 12, 2013 07:25 PM (ATdet)

30 Probably no more intelligent than what we wrote.

Posted by: Monkeys at typewriters at March 12, 2013 07:25 PM (j3uk1)

31 "22 At what page is the Revelation for the Mystification?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at March 12, 2013 07:23 PM (eHIJJ) "

The last page has "I One" scribbled in red crayon on it.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at March 12, 2013 07:25 PM (C3R9m)

32 It had to be passed for it to be revealed to be full of death.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 07:25 PM (kXwK3)

33 Another thread with a reference to a dystopian novel. Heather Radish just revealed another one a couple threads ago, one I wasn't aware of... 'Harrison Bergeron'

A quick preview from Wiki...
It is the year 2081. Because of Amendments to the Constitution, every American is fully equal, meaning that no one is smarter, better-looking, stronger, or faster than anyone else. The Handicapper General and a team of agents ensure that the laws of equality are enforced. The government forces citizens to wear "handicaps" (a mask if they are too handsome or beautiful, earphones with deafening radio signals to make intelligent people unable to concentrate and form thoughts, and heavy weights to slow down those who are too strong or fast).

Posted by: Diana Moon Glampers at March 12, 2013 07:25 PM (feFL6)

34 How much do you figure it costs to print all that out? In paper and ink toner?

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 12, 2013 07:26 PM (UOjzE)

35

McConnell's the one that allowed the fucking thing through! So he could go home for Christmas.

Pathetic sack of shit.

Posted by: imp at March 12, 2013 07:26 PM (UaxA0)

36 Heck of a job America. Heck of a job.

On one hand, I resent your victim-blaming. Very few of us here voted for anyone who rammed this shit through (committee, cloture, procedural violations....).

On the other, I'm ready to take my frustration out on the majority of Americans who DID.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 12, 2013 07:27 PM (hO8IJ)

37 "27 There seem to be two schools of thought about the massively convoluted mess that is Obamacare.

(1) "This can't possibly work. The people who put this together were totally incompetent."

(2) "This can't possibly work. The people who put this together were diabolical geniuses, with a plan to disastrously cripple private medicine to pave the way for single-payer."

I myself incline to the school of thought in (1).

But I also believe that we are going to see the consequence, deliberate or not, postulated in (2). That the private medical system in America will fall apart from Obamacare, and that the left will then push for single-payer to fill that vacuum.

And I expect this to happen right around the time that the insolvent government is becoming utterly unable to pay for anything more of anything at all. So: no private medicine and no government medicine equals... no medicine.

Do you have bad health habits? Better get rid of them pronto. Do you engage in activities which might injure you? Better give those up, stat.Your health will become an exceedingly valuable personal asset once its deficiencies can no longer be medically attended to.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 12, 2013 07:24 PM (gqT4g) "

Leftists want Single Payer. Leftists always get whatever they want. It's just a question of time.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at March 12, 2013 07:27 PM (C3R9m)

38 The regulations will continue until morale improves.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 12, 2013 07:27 PM (AWl8t)

39 Headline at Drudge doesn't bode well for our pets.

Thanks, LIV.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2013 07:27 PM (UOM48)

40 20,000 pages? No, its much more than that since every page references 10 other pages and codes. So its more like 200,000 if someone ever reads the bill, and the references contained in it.

Posted by: Whatev at March 12, 2013 07:27 PM (A7Wh1)

41 20,000 pages of regulation is not a plan for implementation of success, its a plan for imposing fines/penalties type plan.

The whole idea is to make everyone a violator so more money can be selectively extracted from the politically disfavored ones.

Posted by: @PurpAv at March 12, 2013 07:28 PM (/gHaE)

42 koff delegation doctrine koff

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at March 12, 2013 07:28 PM (Gk3SS)

43 excerpt from page 483:

all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

excerpt from page 721:

all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

Posted by: Jack Torrance at March 12, 2013 07:28 PM (j3uk1)

44 Harrison Bergeron


The highlight of Kurt Vonnegut's career.

Posted by: fluffy at March 12, 2013 07:28 PM (z9HTb)

45 "32 It had to be passed for it to be revealed to be full of death.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 07:25 PM (kXwK3) "

Death or Meth? Oh, death. Do not want, then! :-P

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at March 12, 2013 07:28 PM (C3R9m)

46 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at March 12, 2013 07:29 PM (nUH8H)

47 AlextheChick, delegation via regulation of death?

BTW, are these boots stompy enough?
http://youtu.be/MWFs1DAYfWY

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 07:29 PM (kXwK3)

48 Drudge has an article up which says that vet bills will be impacted by Obamacare. Any medical device which is dual use for both people and pets (scalpels, IV's, splints, etc.) will be taxed by Obamacare.

So Fluffy's vet bills will go up.

Has PETA said anything about this? Of course not.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 12, 2013 07:29 PM (GoIUi)

49
@9: "You're stuck with it now, thanks to Obama, Pelosi, Reid and a stupid electorate."

How dare you give such short shrift to our non-efforts to stop this monstrousity! We deserve our credit, too.

Posted by: Your GOP Elites at March 12, 2013 07:29 PM (FsqHK)

50 Leftists want Single Payer. Leftists always get whatever they want. It's just a question of time.

For a limited time, at best. Then we get our way.

Posted by: The God of the Copybook Headings at March 12, 2013 07:30 PM (d1fAu)

51 This reminds me of that of the UAW contract Ace posted a while back. Before it vanished from the Internets of course.

Posted by: Sid Vicious at March 12, 2013 07:30 PM (CmIkl)

52 How much do you figure it costs to print all that out? In paper and ink toner?

It's free! It's your money, right?

Posted by: The Government Printing Office at March 12, 2013 07:30 PM (IZpkf)

53 Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney: "The last page has 'I One' scribbled in red crayon on it."

I don't think there's a last page yet. Kathleen Sebelius and her million monkeys are still pumping out the endings. I think a whole series of editions will be published, and we'll be referring to it as, Shit Sebelius Said, Vol. X, Ed. Y.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at March 12, 2013 07:30 PM (eHIJJ)

54 It's really very simple: There is no such thing as free lunch, you get what you pay for, and you get the Government you deserve ( and the rest of us in the minority get sucked into whirlwind with the idiots).

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2013 07:30 PM (9Bj8R)

55 Headline at Drudge doesn't bode well for our pets.

I smell new a entitlement program vote-getting scheme. (Don't worry! It will just tax everyone stupid enough to work and distribute kickbacks to favored unions and corporations without ever paying for anyone's pet to have healthcare!)

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 12, 2013 07:31 PM (hO8IJ)

56 Yeah, this is pretty much what we thought would happen.

I've got $50 that says at least, oh, 10% of those "regulations" are completely incompatible if not outright contradictory.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at March 12, 2013 07:31 PM (nUH8H)

57 "33 Another thread with a reference to a dystopian novel. Heather Radish just revealed another one a couple threads ago, one I wasn't aware of... 'Harrison Bergeron'

A quick preview from Wiki...
It is the year 2081. Because of Amendments to the Constitution, every American is fully equal, meaning that no one is smarter, better-looking, stronger, or faster than anyone else. The Handicapper General and a team of agents ensure that the laws of equality are enforced. The government forces citizens to wear "handicaps" (a mask if they are too handsome or beautiful, earphones with deafening radio signals to make intelligent people unable to concentrate and form thoughts, and heavy weights to slow down those who are too strong or fast).

Posted by: Diana Moon Glampers at March 12, 2013 07:25 PM (feFL6) "

Did you read that thread with the teacher who wanted to convince the parents that their genius kid was actually retarded?


Teh Future. It's here. In your mouth. And butt. Because equality.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at March 12, 2013 07:31 PM (C3R9m)

58 Soory, this will not evah apply to me. My 'legislators' did not read it. They do not represent me if they vote on shit they do not read or understand. An army of lawyers wrote this shit. Let them have it.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at March 12, 2013 07:31 PM (UrENZ)

59 "34 How much do you figure it costs to print all that out? In paper and ink toner?

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 12, 2013 07:26 PM (UOjzE) "

Over 300 Million Souls.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at March 12, 2013 07:32 PM (C3R9m)

60 I can't wait for ace's review.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 12, 2013 07:32 PM (AWl8t)

61 I think we should have single payer pet insurance for a low mandatory monthly tax.

Posted by: Whatev at March 12, 2013 07:32 PM (A7Wh1)

62 Leftists always get whatever they want. It's just a question of time.

And then it becomes the new normal, and the next generation of conservatives harks back to the leftism of the past as the "conservative" option.

Nowadays conservatives say "MLK would never approve this racial grievance system!" In the 1960s, they'd talk about Lincoln. In the 1860s, the Founding Fathers.

I predict that in 2040, the conservatives will be fighting some new privacy-invading outrage or maybe single-payer, and they'll say "but Obama would never have gone for this!"

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at March 12, 2013 07:32 PM (QTHTd)

63 It's free! It's your money, right?
Posted by: The Government Printing Office at March 12, 2013 07:30 PM (IZpkf)

No, i'm asking what it costs if you or I wanted to reproduce that and show it off.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 12, 2013 07:32 PM (UOjzE)

64 How many paper jams occurred while printing this bitch. I cant get thru 25 pages w/o a malfunction of some sort.

Posted by: sTevo at March 12, 2013 07:32 PM (VMcEw)

65 The bow is a nice touch.

Posted by: CAC at March 12, 2013 07:33 PM (p7Xiw)

66 #43-

LOL; Unfortunately we're all the poor guy chopped up to death in the hallway.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2013 07:33 PM (g7q64)

67 (2) "This can't possibly work. The people who put this together were diabolical geniuses, with a plan to disastrously cripple private medicine to pave the way for single-payer."

Yeah, those wingnuts who use the President's own promise that Obamacare was a "step toward" single payer. How silly of us to believe that single payer might have been the ultimate goal.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at March 12, 2013 07:33 PM (nUH8H)

68
Page 69? That was all me, baby. It's all nonsense words, but examined in raw binary, it's a picture of my junk.

Posted by: Anthony "The Dick" Weiner at March 12, 2013 07:33 PM (KESFj)

69 Boehner says its the law of the land, so get used to it and start reading.

Posted by: montel at March 12, 2013 07:33 PM (4uXgo)

70 Any medical device which is dual use for both people and pets (scalpels, IV's, splints, etc.) will be taxed by Obamacare.

The device manufacturers aren't stupid...the "not certified for human use" stickers are being printed up right now.

Posted by: @PurpAv at March 12, 2013 07:33 PM (/gHaE)

71

koff delegation doctrine koff


Posted by: alexthechick



Aside from being toothless, the non-delegation doctrine can't really come into play when the statute itself clocked in at nearly 1000 pages. This is the result of a massive overreaching statute, not federal agency workers gone wild (though I'm sure there's plenty of that)

Just remember, there are NO conscience exemptions in Obamacare unless you are a "religious" non-profit, and you will be forced to pay into a special fund that only covers abortions if your plan offers them to anyone.

You.

personally.

Must.

Give.

At least $1 a month to an escrowed fund that exists ONLY to pay for elective abortions.

You don't want to pay?

Fuck you.

You Don't want to be covered?

Fuck you.

Your employer doesn't want to cover abortifacient chemicals?

Fuck you.

Your money is going directly from your pocket to Planned Parenthood. That's a hell of a lot different from a great big income tax pool. THis is direct payment without ability to object.

That's in the statute, too, not just the regs.

Obamacare is an abomination in the truest sense of the word.

Posted by: imp at March 12, 2013 07:33 PM (UaxA0)

72 It has a pretty ribbon on it, must be Festivus!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at March 12, 2013 07:34 PM (UrENZ)

73 "Congratulations America. You're stuck with it now, thanks to Obama, Pelosi, Reid and a stupid electorate"
===============

Don't forget ME!

Posted by: John Roberts at March 12, 2013 07:34 PM (H84UO)

74 Just thought of a new short film:

"I, healthcare"

Not one single person on the planet can figure out how to run a business while complying with Obamacare.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at March 12, 2013 07:34 PM (FsUAO)

75 "48 Drudge has an article up which says that vet bills will be impacted by Obamacare. Any medical device which is dual use for both people and pets (scalpels, IV's, splints, etc.) will be taxed by Obamacare.

So Fluffy's vet bills will go up.

Has PETA said anything about this? Of course not.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 12, 2013 07:29 PM (GoIUi) "

I'm pretty sure PETA hates animals. And people. Whom they consider animals.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at March 12, 2013 07:34 PM (C3R9m)

76
How many paper jams occurred while printing this bitch. I cant get thru 25 pages w/o a malfunction of some sort.

Infinite number of monkeys with an infinite number of inkjet printers.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 12, 2013 07:34 PM (KESFj)

77 Later, all.

God bless. :-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at March 12, 2013 07:34 PM (C3R9m)

78 Rush was talking about the Five Guys story today, where they told their employees that Obamacare was a complete disaster. They went on to inform their employees of the nuts and bolts about it, that they will be forced to purchase or face a $2K fine, and all the other assorted and sundry bullcrap of the bill. The employees were gobsmacked and had no earthly idea what was in this disaster POS bill and how it would affect them. IOW, they were completely unaware of how screwed we all are. As this catastrophe unfolds, it will be interesting to see how people who have no idea what's coming will take the news on how f*cked up this is.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 12, 2013 07:35 PM (ATdet)

79 PETA has never been about the animals. Just seizing power.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 07:35 PM (kXwK3)

80 I'm starting to think that chubby gal in the HR Block commercial that claims to have read the whole thing is a goddamned liar.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at March 12, 2013 07:35 PM (+lsX1)

81 @27, it is single payer. Well, single payer plus. It's the government and the few bigs, e.g., BCBS. Everyone else is or will leave the market.

So, yes it will fail. And badly. And it will be blamed on consevatives.

I took in some CLE the other day over it. Two top individuals in the private and group health insurance field.

They're going to give the old college try on this because thats what theyre paid for. But you could tell they just wanted to scream, "This fing mess will never work!"

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 12, 2013 07:35 PM (VjL9S)

82 Since everyone is affected by this, the government should deliver a copy to every single resident in these United States.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at March 12, 2013 07:35 PM (nZvGM)

83 Has PETA said anything about this?

Don't they equate having a pet with slavery? Or am I getting my batshit-insane misanthropes mixed up again?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 12, 2013 07:35 PM (hO8IJ)

84 I truly believe that there are people will go to Hell after they die for inflicting ObamaCare on this country.

Posted by: Kensington at March 12, 2013 07:35 PM (H84UO)

85
@56: "I've got $50 that says at least, oh, 10% of those "regulations" are completely incompatible if not outright contradictory."

Joke's on you, peasant. You still have to comply with all of it.

Posted by: DHHS Stormtrooper with an MP-5 in your mouth at March 12, 2013 07:36 PM (FsqHK)

86 Phew! Looks like all my medical needs are covered, so I can quit my job and become an artist. Thanks, Nancy Pelosi!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2013 07:36 PM (0/zfR)

87 This is what happens when the Legislature gives its power to regulate to bureaucrats.... Rules with no oversite... which have the power of law...

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 12, 2013 07:36 PM (lZBBB)

88 Don't blame me.

Posted by: dogfish at March 12, 2013 07:37 PM (N2yhW)

89 If the GOP was media savvy, they'd take that 8-foot pile of bullshit on
tour to every mall in America. Seriously, put that behind a 10x5x5"
glass box and let people gawk at it.


I rather see a Facebook Site "your Fucked" with a roiling graphic, that highlight each facet of the law, one at a time. This is what the law says, followed by this is what it means to you, and how it will fuck-up your life. Have it running 24/7.

Posted by: Paladin at March 12, 2013 07:37 PM (hASrc)

90 The device manufacturers aren't stupid...the "not certified for human use" stickers are being printed up right now.
Posted by: @PurpAv at March 12, 2013 07:33 PM (/gHaE)

even so, the trial lawyers would just sue any doc using a 'not for human' device.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 12, 2013 07:37 PM (UOjzE)

91 We should demand every adult citizen be sent a copy so they know what the new rules and regulations are.

and a 24 hour govt hotline available with answers to every question that might arise..

I'm sure that will keep tthe govt employees busy for a while.

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 07:37 PM (nqBYe)

92 "I'm starting to think that chubby gal in the HR Block commercial that claims to have read the whole thing is a goddamned liar."
===============

I hate that commercial so fucking much. It's tone-deafness is infuriating. There's nothing cutesy-poo about ObamaCare, and when I see HR Block pretending otherwise I want to glass somebody.

Posted by: Kensington at March 12, 2013 07:37 PM (H84UO)

93
"80I'm starting to think that chubby gal in the HR Block commercial that claims to have read the whole thing is a goddamned liar.":


She attended the Evelyn Woodhead speed-reading course.

Posted by: Tommy Chong at March 12, 2013 07:37 PM (UrENZ)

94 BTW, are these boots stompy enough?
http://youtu.be/MWFs1DAYfWY


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 07:29 PM (kXwK3)



Those will do.


I suppose I should amend the proposed Constitutional amendment to be RTFBATFRYMFMF.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at March 12, 2013 07:38 PM (Gk3SS)

95 I think you folks ought to e-mail your suggestions to McConnell.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2013 07:38 PM (g7q64)

96 This whole Obamacare thing smells like advancement in population control by a new means.

Posted by: L, elle at March 12, 2013 07:38 PM (0PiQ4)

97
@62: "I predict that in 2040, the conservatives will be fighting...."

Well, there is a first time for everything, I suppose.

Posted by: Fa Cube Itches at March 12, 2013 07:38 PM (FsqHK)

98

One can read comprehend (as far as it is comprehensible) the whole statute in a couple weeks.

The regs? Never.

Posted by: imp at March 12, 2013 07:39 PM (UaxA0)

99 I rather see a Facebook Site "your Fucked" with a roiling graphic, that highlight each facet of the law, one at a time. This is what the law says, followed by this is what it means to you, and how it will fuck-up your life. Have it running 24/7.
Posted by: Paladin at March 12, 2013 07:37 PM (hASrc)

Paladin,

You could have an intractive screen in front of the stack, giving the same info but with a laser pointer highlighting that area of the stack.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 12, 2013 07:40 PM (UOjzE)

100
There is not enough space on the interwebz for me to convey my level of dejection that so many fricking ignoramuses brought this freedom squelching, economy wrecking, spirit curdling bs upon us all.

Posted by: Justamom of the LiB camp at March 12, 2013 07:40 PM (Sptt8)

101 Even we are shaking our heads...

Posted by: Cuban Healthcare System at March 12, 2013 07:40 PM (ZY1gN)

102 Excuse me, but there's a giant pile of waste, fraud, and corruption in the corner.

Posted by: AMartel at March 12, 2013 07:40 PM (1Bqk7)

103 Alternative headline: "if ace's movie reviews were in printed form"

Posted by: Combine of the Yeast at March 12, 2013 07:40 PM (V+1wR)

104

This whole Obamacare thing smells like advancement in population control by a new means.

Posted by: L, elle



Ha, what a rube Sarah Palin was to call them "death panels!" What a maroon!


(/not even a Palin fan)

Posted by: imp at March 12, 2013 07:40 PM (UaxA0)

105 Trust the imp, of that Hell-spawn crew that revels trapping mere mortals in the morass of regulations gone amok.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 07:40 PM (kXwK3)

106 "80I'm starting to think that chubby gal in the HR Block commercial that claims to have read the whole thing is a goddamned liar.":


She attended the Evelyn Woodhead speed-reading course.
Posted by: Tommy Chong at March 12, 2013 07:37 PM (UrENZ)


Read what????? obamacare as past was just a rugh draft that leaves most of it to unelected assholes in the different Gov Agencies. And more rules, regs, and taxes are written every time some socialistic bastard in DC takes a breath or a piss

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2013 07:40 PM (9Bj8R)

107
Reading material for the proverbial 800 pound gorilla in the room.

Posted by: AMartel at March 12, 2013 07:41 PM (1Bqk7)

108 When you look at the Drudge headline this will affect our pets as well. Already the vet is expensive. Anyone buy any pet insurance?

Also, the IRS estimates it will cost American families $20k a year to keep their own insurance. But we knew that was the plan. The Liar Thief lied knowing this was bullshit.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 07:41 PM (EAgmr)

109 boulder toilet hobo: "I predict that in 2040, the conservatives will be fighting some new
privacy-invading outrage or maybe single-payer, and they'll say 'but
Obama would never have gone for this!"


My window works best when both parties -- which is to just say, "D.C." -- are pushing together. They have a helluva front line.


Posted by: Overton at March 12, 2013 07:41 PM (eHIJJ)

110 So Fluffy's vet bills will go up. Has PETA said anything about this? Of course not. Posted by: Miss Marple
***

PETA doesn't care about animals. It's all a far left scam. A few years ago in a court case, it came out that PETA was euthanizing over 90% of all the animals brought to them. PETA's only goal is to use animals as aprop to attack society.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at March 12, 2013 07:41 PM (uhftQ)

111 We need a 28th amendment:

No legislation passed by the Congress of the United States shall be longer than 10 8.5"x11" pieces of paper.

29th:

Upon the ratification of this amendment no member of the Congress of the United States, no member of the Executive Branch, no member of the federal Judicial Branch, and no civilian employees of the federal government shall be granted retirement income or health insurance benefits. Furthermore, this amendment shall strip all such benefits from any living former member of Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Branch. This amendment does grant each member of the federal government, upon retirement, a double barrel 12 gauge shotgun and one box of #6 birdshot.

Posted by: angel with a sword at March 12, 2013 07:42 PM (3RiPs)

112 If it's 2040 we've either gone single payer or we got rid of medical regulation.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at March 12, 2013 07:42 PM (FsUAO)

113 I'm not on Facebook (no way in Hell, ever), so I'd love to know what the Horde's lib friends think about Fluffy and Fido being affected by Obamacare.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2013 07:42 PM (UOM48)

114 The corporation that wrote this piece of shit owns Congress and our Prisident.

Posted by: sTevo at March 12, 2013 07:42 PM (VMcEw)

115 Tilikum PETA even had its own roving death van for pets in North Carolina. Not just for the Eastern Front anymore.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 07:43 PM (kXwK3)

116 think you folks ought to e-mail your suggestions to McConnell.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2013 07:38 PM (g7q64)

Or we could do it ourselves? All thats missing is a downloadable file of that stack.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 12, 2013 07:44 PM (UOjzE)

117 so I'd love to know what the Horde's lib friends think about Fluffy and Fido being affected by Obamacare.

Without looking, I'm pretty sure my brother thinks that's just Rethuglikkkan scare-mongering.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 12, 2013 07:44 PM (hO8IJ)

118 obamacare is like Skynet, it's writing itself and will destroy anyone anything that tries to stop it and I am not kidding about that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2013 07:45 PM (9Bj8R)

119 AlextheChick, thought they might meet your approval. As for the dancing, oh dear or their non-synchronicity was all part of the performance. A rejection of what is considered normal rules of dance.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 07:45 PM (kXwK3)

120 13 Grey Fox
So why do you hate your sister?

Posted by: Rule #2 at March 12, 2013 07:45 PM (CypDC)

121
Certain terms will live in infamy, such as:
Gator Aid
Cornhusker Kickback
Louisiana Purchase
F'ing Obama

Posted by: Justamom of the LiB camp at March 12, 2013 07:45 PM (Sptt8)

122 Whoever said DrewM doesn't post anything positive wins a prize. We need to get DrewM drunk so he posts senseless stupid crap that makes us all happy.

The only positive thing I have read on Obamacare is that even liberals fear that it is unworkable and will go the way of McCain-Feingold bc so many lawsuits will be filed challenging it that it falls apart eventually.

Posted by: L, elle at March 12, 2013 07:45 PM (0PiQ4)

123 I'm not on Facebook (no way in Hell, ever), so I'd love to know what the
Horde's lib friends think about Fluffy and Fido being affected by
Obamacare.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2013 07:42 PM (UOM4



I can guarantee there will be shrieks that it's a lie.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at March 12, 2013 07:45 PM (Gk3SS)

124 Tilikum PETA even had its own roving death van for pets in North Carolina. Not just for the Eastern Front anymore.
Posted by: Anna Puma
***

Holy cow! What evil scum.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at March 12, 2013 07:45 PM (uhftQ)

125 Married to a medical professional and what we can look forward to is.
Doom

Posted by: informed voter at March 12, 2013 07:46 PM (mdb+O)

126 http://bit.ly/Y8n2o7

Some people get to see everything.

Posted by: sTevo at March 12, 2013 07:46 PM (VMcEw)

127
@115: "PETA even had its own roving death van for pets in North Carolina. Not just for the Eastern Front anymore."

Hey, it's not our fault that our Teutonic friends were so good at being efficient. Success breeds immitation.

Posted by: PETA at March 12, 2013 07:47 PM (FsqHK)

128 RTFBATFRYMFMF? Please be more kindly towards moron morons.

Posted by: Moron #31247C at March 12, 2013 07:47 PM (i7B17)

129 Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 12, 2013 07:35 PM (hO8IJ)

I think they're okay with pets, but you can't have sex with them.

Or maybe they don't approve of pets unless you are having sex with them in an honest, consensual and equal relationship.

Yeah...that's it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 12, 2013 07:47 PM (3Mkrp)

130 I am a board certified neonatologist with 16 years of medical practice experience. That pile of socialist bullshit is more than twice as tall as all my medical school textbooks stacked on top of each other. Including the class syllabi booklets.

I am not exaggerating.

Posted by: Babydoc at March 12, 2013 07:48 PM (xO3e6)

131 Not to worry folks! Michelle is appearing on yet another Vogue cover! That will save us peasants!

God I feel sick.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 07:48 PM (EAgmr)

132 Tilikum, the official news stories seem to have had their web-pages scrubbed of the story. Get 404 errors and such.

But here is someone who did save it. Caution the pictures will upset.
http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=12153

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 07:49 PM (kXwK3)

133 131
Not to worry folks! Michelle is appearing on yet another Vogue cover! That will save us peasants!

God I feel sick.




Wait until you see my Big 5-0 Party! Sucks to be you.

Posted by: Queen Mooch at March 12, 2013 07:49 PM (UOM48)

134 I am a board certified neonatologist with 16 years of medical practice experience. That pile of socialist bullshit is more than twice as tall as all my medical school textbooks stacked on top of each other. Including the class syllabi booklets.

I am not exaggerating.

Posted by: Babydoc at March 12, 2013 07:48 PM (xO3e6)

And it's not even hard covered so you can not even out cheap furniture legs

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2013 07:49 PM (9Bj8R)

135 Just like Romneycare. We dodge a bullet by not electing that wacko Mitt and his Romneycare. All this would still be trees if Mitt was POTUS and regulations that violation of just one could send your to jail for tax evasion.

Posted by: Trevor (@tjexcite) at March 12, 2013 07:49 PM (CSHX+)

136 The link Drudge posted wrt vet bills is even worse than just the costs going up; one doctor seems to imply that some hospitals may not be able to afford quality equipment at all, which means their equipment may not be up to snuff for surgeries on our pets:

"Hatcher said, “Putting off an equipment purchase is something that can terribly affect our clients’ ability to have quality care.”"

I'm willing to pay rising costs for pet care, but now it looks like pet owners will have to ask their vets if the hospital's up to standard before scheduling a surgery. This terrifies me.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at March 12, 2013 07:49 PM (KL49F)

137 And finally when the death panel tells you that your warranty has expired and you're on the end of life expressway , they'll refuse to give you any effective pain meds because of the anti-drug nazis .
So , that'll be nice .

Posted by: awkward davies at March 12, 2013 07:50 PM (USjX1)

138 Several of our close friends are docs/medical professionals. They're pretty convinced we're all fucked. One of them even voted for BamBam. He's actually had the class to express shame.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2013 07:50 PM (UOM48)

139 102
Excuse me, but there's a giant pile of waste, fraud, and corruption in the corner.


What you see as a problem, we see as new vistas of opportunity opening up.


Posted by: Organized Crime at March 12, 2013 07:51 PM (/gHaE)

140 "The only positive thing I have read on Obamacare is that even liberals
fear that it is unworkable and will go the way of McCain-Feingold bc so
many lawsuits will be filed challenging it that it falls apart
eventually."

===============

But that will take years, and even if the damn thing does eventually get tossed, the system left behind will be in a shambles. We'll get non-stop 24/7 stories about poor moms and babies thrown out into the cold without health insurance, and the Republicans will crap themselves. Again.

And before they even change their underwear, the GOP will be the ones pushing single-payer and slapping each other on the back for their "compassion."

Posted by: Kensington at March 12, 2013 07:51 PM (H84UO)

141 SHUT. IT. DOWN.

Posted by: USS CONSTITUTION at March 12, 2013 07:51 PM (KqwSL)

142 Psst. Wanna buy a black market mammogram?

Posted by: The Future of American Healthcare at March 12, 2013 07:52 PM (8ZskC)

143 I'm pretty sure PETA hates animals. And people. Whom they consider animals.
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at March 12, 2013 07:34 PM (C3R9m)

ITA. I've long believed that PETA secretly hates dogs and cats because they are decimating the population with their aggressive spay/neuter programs. If PETA had their way, there would be no more alley cats and without alley cats means a rise in the rat population. And we all know what that means. Besides, alley cats often make the best pets and PETA is waging a genocide against them.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at March 12, 2013 07:52 PM (KL49F)

144 RTFBATFRYMFMF? Please be more kindly towards moron morons.

Posted by: Moron #31247C at March 12, 2013 07:47 PM (i7B17)



Those Ms aren't for moron.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at March 12, 2013 07:52 PM (Gk3SS)

145 Tilikum, the official news stories seem to have had their web-pages scrubbed of the story. Get 404 errors and such.But here is someone who did save it. Caution the pictures will upset.http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=12153
Posted by: Anna Puma
***

And thanks to our "unbiased media" most people will never know this.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at March 12, 2013 07:52 PM (uhftQ)

146 One of them even voted for BamBam. He's actually had the class to express shame.

Jane, seriously, does he even have a logical reason?

Or was it like everyone else, he just wanted the "cool" guy?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at March 12, 2013 07:53 PM (IZpkf)

147 Nuts.

Posted by: teej at March 12, 2013 07:53 PM (3R0Zs)

148 126http://bit.ly/Y8n2o7

Some people get to see everything.
Pics or it didn't happen! Isnt that the saying here!?

Posted by: t-dubyah-d at March 12, 2013 07:54 PM (DaxAl)

149 In 2012 PETA killed 89.4% of all animals they took in.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at March 12, 2013 07:54 PM (uhftQ)

150 If I were a doctor I'd set up a clandestine storefront clinic. Take payment in cash and barter goods..

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 12, 2013 07:55 PM (+bZOu)

151 Suck it serfs! LOL!

Posted by: Malia in DC at March 12, 2013 07:55 PM (wIgpo)

152 146
One of them even voted for BamBam. He's actually had the class to express shame.



Jane, seriously, does he even have a logical reason?



Or was it like everyone else, he just wanted the "cool" guy?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at March 12, 2013 07:53 PM (IZpkf

Life-long lib. *sigh*


At least he's "reformed" now.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2013 07:55 PM (UOM48)

153 One of them even voted for BamBam. He's actually had the class to express shame.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2013 07:50 PM (UOM4

With all due respect to your friend, fuck him. He should have known better

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2013 07:55 PM (9Bj8R)

154 Suddenly the Monty Python movie scene with a guy pushing a cart around saying "Bring out your dead" isn't so funny anymore.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 07:56 PM (EAgmr)

155 I'm thinking of starting a side business of medical tourism in a few years....seriously.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at March 12, 2013 07:56 PM (AC0lD)

156 Tillikum, PETA's 'justification' for killing all those pets. It is very similar to the rationale behind the Nazi T-4 Euthanasia Program. Quality of life to save the unfortunate from suffering. Who decides if they are suffering? The ones with the death machinery.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 07:56 PM (kXwK3)

157 Nevergiveup, he's also a mil-doc.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2013 07:56 PM (UOM48)

158

So Obama Care is not going not produce 500,000 jobs a month like Pelosi promised.

Posted by: YIKES! at March 12, 2013 07:57 PM (mETGQ)

159 and without alley cats means a rise in the rat population. And we all know what that means.

Yersinia pestis are people too!

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 12, 2013 07:57 PM (hO8IJ)

160 Who says this country doesn't build things anymore? A space elevator becomes unnecessary with only a few printed copies of that Affordable Care Act. Its uniform, biodegradable building blocks are just what the doctor Pharaoh ordered.

Posted by: derit at March 12, 2013 07:57 PM (I88Jc)

161 Nevergiveup, he's also a mil-doc.

Then frankly, he's a fucking moron.

And not in a good way.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at March 12, 2013 07:58 PM (IZpkf)

162 158


So Obama Care is not going not produce 500,000 jobs a month like Pelosi promised.




At least our Betters/New Aristocracy will have Platinum health care for life.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2013 07:58 PM (UOM48)

163 Heather Radish, on top of the TB outbreak in Los Angeles' Skid Row?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 07:58 PM (kXwK3)

164 Then frankly, he's a fucking moron.



And not in a good way.



Celibacy is for losers.

Posted by: A Fucking Moron at March 12, 2013 07:59 PM (8ZskC)

165 Off topic but ahahaha! I have successfully figured out how to get to the bottom of the page here without needing to constantly scroll down on the iPhone. Bow before me apple fanboys and perhaps I shall impart unto you this secret.


Or just wait until I get home at 1230 am tonight and I'll put it up on the ont so I don't have to type it out on this dinky ass phone keyboard.

Posted by: Buzzion at March 12, 2013 07:59 PM (dcdq+)

166 I encounter liberals at a discussion board about one of my hobbies; PETA is so awful that even they can't stand them.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at March 12, 2013 07:59 PM (KL49F)

167 LOL. AtC, I just wanna know what it means.

Posted by: Moron #31247C at March 12, 2013 08:00 PM (i7B17)

168 People are too dumb to get picture I.D., but they can understand Obamacare regulations.

Posted by: elliot m at March 12, 2013 08:00 PM (zPich)

169 I'll be competing against Michelle in the hot dog eating contest.

It's oooonnnnn, mates!

Posted by: Adele at March 12, 2013 08:00 PM (+iA5G)

170 Tingles creepy man-love for Obama is rivaled by only that of his pathological hatred for Dick Cheney.

Via Mediaite:

“This mismanaged thing – [they] went to war on false pretenses that they didn’t even believe were the reason they went to war, if you waterboard Cheney, he ain’t going to say weapons of mass destruction. He’s gonna say, ‘I wanted to get Iraq, and I saw my chance.’”

Chris Mathews is a worthless flithy cock sucker

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2013 08:00 PM (9Bj8R)

171 Off topic but ahahaha! I have successfully figured out how to get to
the bottom of the page here without needing to constantly scroll down on
the iPhone. Bow before me apple fanboys and perhaps I shall impart unto
you this secret.


*cough*
http://tinyurl.com/alccult

Posted by: Cicero, Semiautomatic Assault Commenter at March 12, 2013 08:00 PM (8ZskC)

172 I can't wait to get my first bargain basement pap smear!

I'm sure it will somehow involve a popsicle stick and a back alley.
Woohoo!

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:00 PM (EAgmr)

173 Cheri, and the popsicle stick will have been recycled. Got to save Gaia from being raped....

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 08:01 PM (kXwK3)

174 In the 80's my mom and dad had Keiser Permanente. HMO right? Mom died at age 45. Admitted, died the next day ( pnumonia complications? )and to this day I know in my heart they cut corners on her. I was 19 at the time. This is where we're headed.

Posted by: Bosk at March 12, 2013 08:02 PM (n2K+4)

175 Go outside right now if you live in the Eastern Time Zone. Comet PANSTARRS is out and about, already photographed and tweeted from Washington DC.

Posted by: CAC at March 12, 2013 08:02 PM (p7Xiw)

176 Anna Puma - I can't look at those pictures as it would further break my heart. At least knowing about it is another fact when a leftist look gets in your face.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:02 PM (EAgmr)

177 Heather Radish, on top of the TB outbreak in Los Angeles' Skid Row?

Nope...is this overuse of antibiotics, or illegally-resident foreign nationals? Or both, I guess they're not mutually exclusive.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 12, 2013 08:02 PM (hO8IJ)

178 I can't wait to get my first bargain basement pap smear!

I'm sure it will somehow involve a popsicle stick and a back alley.
Woohoo!



How you doin'?

Posted by: The Creepy Guy With A Bag of Popsicle Sticks at March 12, 2013 08:02 PM (8ZskC)

179 My birth control is still free, right?

WHO WANTS SOME?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 12, 2013 08:02 PM (H84UO)

180 172. Remember to get us pictures

Posted by: Navycopjoe at March 12, 2013 08:03 PM (YG/LY)

181 Discovered one of the new regs that had my 94 yr old grandmother upset. She received three letters; one from insurance, one from pharmacy and one from Dr.'s office about her not taking a medicine. She was taking the meds and had amassed nearly a month's supply by getting refills days before running out and over months that adds up to many.

Pharmacy is forced to do this. Dr's office is forced to reply to any letter request and just makes more busy work and rises cost of business.

Posted by: Deli LLama at March 12, 2013 08:03 PM (lGu1O)

182 174
In the 80's my mom and dad had Keiser Permanente. HMO right? Mom died at
age 45. Admitted, died the next day ( pnumonia complications? )and to
this day I know in my heart they cut corners on her. I was 19 at the
time. This is where we're headed.



Posted by: Bosk at March 12, 2013 08:02 PM (n2K+4


I am so sorry, that is horrible. You're right. That's where we're heading.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2013 08:04 PM (UOM48)

183 165
Off topic but ahahaha! I have successfully figured out how to get to
the bottom of the page here without needing to constantly scroll down on
the iPhone. Bow before me apple fanboys and perhaps I shall impart unto
you this secret.





Or just wait until I get home at 1230 am tonight and I'll put it up
on the ont so I don't have to type it out on this dinky ass phone
keyboard.

Posted by: Buzzion at March 12, 2013 07:59 PM (dcdq+)


The time and effort it took to type this could have been used to type the secret.

Posted by: Tami at March 12, 2013 08:04 PM (X6akg)

184

People are too dumb to get picture I.D., but they can understand Obamacare regulations.

Posted by: elliot m at March 12, 2013 08:00 PM (zPich)

A friend of mine mention someone at their work was going to abandon his health care for a family of four at $1,500 a month and go with scoamf care because it was "free".

Posted by: YIKES! at March 12, 2013 08:04 PM (mETGQ)

185 173 - Too funny!

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:04 PM (EAgmr)

186 Discovered one of the new regs that had my 94 yr old grandmother upset. She received three letters; one from insurance, one from pharmacy and one from Dr.'s office about her not taking a medicine. She was taking the meds and had amassed nearly a month's supply by getting refills days before running out and over months that adds up to many.

Pharmacy is forced to do this. Dr's office is forced to reply to any letter request and just makes more busy work and rises cost of business.
Posted by: Deli LLama at March 12, 2013 08:03 PM (lGu1O)

For some reason my 88 year old senile mother in assisted living got a letter from the DOD asking if she re-married?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2013 08:04 PM (9Bj8R)

187 Heather Radish. The Skid Row area is high in transients and illegal aliens from south of the border. CDC got called in.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 08:04 PM (kXwK3)

188
@138: "One of them even voted for BamBam. He's actually had the class to express shame."

Just remind him of the proper order of the cuts for his seppuku: across the belly; then up; then slit his own throat; then the second beheads him. Bing-bang-boom shame redeemed.

Posted by: Zombie Tokugawa Ieyasu at March 12, 2013 08:05 PM (FsqHK)

189 "So Obama Care is not going not produce 500,000 jobs a month like Pelosi promised."
*****

No, but it's going to create a ton of nurses and nurse-practitioners who will magically be counted as doctors (see CA redefining who is a doctor to comply w/Obamacare) when all of the actual doctors leave their professions over that stack of incomprehensible regulations.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2013 08:05 PM (0/zfR)

190 and just makes more busy work and rises cost of business.

Before its all over, medical costs are going to spike 2X-3X because of this shit. Guaranteed.

Posted by: @PurpAv at March 12, 2013 08:05 PM (/gHaE)

191 Alan Colmes is a stupid, fucking idiot.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2013 08:05 PM (UOM48)

192
Hell, I just wish they would make medical drugs legal without a prescription. I'd just self diagnose.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 12, 2013 08:05 PM (SXIWf)

193 McConnell is a two faced bitch.

Posted by: dogfish at March 12, 2013 08:06 PM (N2yhW)

194 Tasty, tasty dogs will be regulated under Obamacare. Tough shit DVMs!!

Posted by: Down Low Lolo Soetoro at March 12, 2013 08:06 PM (wIgpo)

195 180 - Your a sick man!

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:06 PM (EAgmr)

196 So when does comet American pickers begin showing up in the sky?

Posted by: Buzzion at March 12, 2013 08:06 PM (dcdq+)

197 It is pretty horrible Cheri. Perfectly healthy pets taken from shelters by PETA and then killed. To 'save' the pets from any suffering. T-4 it is - Terminate the 4-legged.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 08:07 PM (kXwK3)

198 Heck of a job America. Heck of a job.

Hey, we take "land of the free" literally.

Posted by: Low Information Voters at March 12, 2013 08:07 PM (vbh31)

199 179 My birth control is still free, right?WHO WANTS SOME?
Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 12, 2013 08:02 PM (H84UO)

You know, I was thinking about this last night watching Hannity. One of his guests was complaining that fat people are an expense to society (she yelled something like "I'm sick of paying for fat people who get sick due to their weight") so she supports Bloomberg's nannyism on soft drinks. So I thought, if she doesn't want to pay for "fat people", why do we have to pay for sluts' BC?

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at March 12, 2013 08:07 PM (KL49F)

200 Jane is stating the obvious again.

Posted by: sTevo at March 12, 2013 08:07 PM (VMcEw)

201 Alan Colmes is a stupid, fucking idiot.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2013 08:05 PM (UOM4


Yeah but his good looks makes up for that.....cough cough

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2013 08:08 PM (9Bj8R)

202 People are too dumb to get picture I.D., but they can understand Obamacare regulations.

Posted by: elliot m at March 12, 2013 08:00 PM (zPich)



Comrade, Obamacare regulations understand you! That is all you need to know!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 12, 2013 08:09 PM (Cnqmv)

203 Alan Colmes is a stupid, fucking idiot.


Posted by: Jane D'oh

Aw Jane. I forget who the moron was that described him this way but it was perfect - He is an escapee from a wax museum fire.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:09 PM (EAgmr)

204 You're welcome.

Posted by: Barky O'Genius at March 12, 2013 08:09 PM (8ZskC)

205 So I thought, if she doesn't want to pay for "fat people", why do we have to pay for sluts' BC?

Or their AZT, or their Valtrex?

Or joggers' knee replacements?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 12, 2013 08:09 PM (hO8IJ)

206 This, along with the strong rumblings of GOP caving to amnesty and gun control....we are SO screwed. So very screwed. Obama is achieving his dream. And no one is stopping him. I parked next to some car with an Obama 2012 sticker on it today. I wanted to key the hell out of it.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 12, 2013 08:10 PM (ATdet)

207 Or sex change operations?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2013 08:10 PM (0/zfR)

208 Alan Colmes, Henry Waxman - separated by a wax museum fire.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 08:10 PM (kXwK3)

209 Aw Jane. I forget who the moron was that described him this way but it was perfect - He is an escapee from a wax museum fire.


Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:09 PM (EAgmr


Perfect. Also, he and Barry share the same purple DNA from somewhere.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2013 08:10 PM (UOM48)

210
@199: "so she supports Bloomberg's nannyism on soft drinks. So I thought, if she doesn't want to pay for "fat people", why do we have to pay for sluts' BC?"

But of course. Sluts have hot sex with you. Fatties are just gross.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at March 12, 2013 08:11 PM (FsqHK)

211 208
Alan Colmes, Henry Waxman - separated by a wax museum fire.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 08:10 PM (kXwK3)

--More liek separated by the Big Top collapsing.

Posted by: Adele at March 12, 2013 08:12 PM (+iA5G)

212 Jane, they both share a lack of oxygen to the face and brain?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 08:12 PM (kXwK3)

213 /fat Brit chick sock

Posted by: logprof at March 12, 2013 08:12 PM (+iA5G)

214 Will the boner pills be free?

Posted by: Chaz Boner at March 12, 2013 08:12 PM (8ZskC)

215 Awww logprof is not going to belt out Skyfall for us?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 08:12 PM (kXwK3)

216 Anna Jane too funny you gals are!

Anna, some stupid models and celebrities will still go to the PETA rallys and act the fool in support of animals.

I will let more people know this if that can help at all.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:13 PM (EAgmr)

217 Colmes? How the hell does anybody watch the zombie. I can't even stomach watching the so-called conservatives anymore.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 12, 2013 08:14 PM (+bZOu)

218 Alan Colmes is one of the reasons I stopped watching O'Reilly.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 12, 2013 08:14 PM (BJVEF)

219 Will the boner pills be free?


Posted by: Chaz Boner

Yes, but the wait line will take 30 year to reach the front. Sorry Comrade.

Posted by: dogfish at March 12, 2013 08:15 PM (N2yhW)

220 215
Awww logprof is not going to belt out Skyfall for us?


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 08:12 PM (kXwK3)

--Damn, I don't even know the words.

Posted by: logprof at March 12, 2013 08:15 PM (+iA5G)

221 A friend of mine mention someone at their work was going to abandon his health care for a family of four at $1,500 a month and go with scoamf care because it was "free".

Posted by: YIKES! at March 12, 2013 08:04 PM (mETGQ)


This was the big MFM lie the LIVs were sold on, and they still believe it, because the MFM tells them to *never* believe anyone who isn't in the MFM.

Stab. Stab stab.

Also, *still* people are chalking it up to incompetence rather than malice.

You can staple Obama's intellectual history, his statements, and those of his advisers and cabinet members to their foreheads, and they'll *still* say it was an accident.

Good God.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 08:15 PM (bxiXv)

222 I accidentally turned on his radio show. The only things stupider than Colmes are his callers.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:16 PM (EAgmr)

223 Might be a good time to be a hospice nurse...Our betters at headquarters are on us daily as to why our hospice numbers are down.. Maybe a good reply would be "just give it time". It's a stressful enough job as it is, will be even harder knowing we are getting them not because THEY gave up treatment but that treatment was not even available to them. I really hope it never comes to that but I have my suspicions

Posted by: Molly k. at March 12, 2013 08:16 PM (D3Gkk)

224 For those that don't want to watch O'Really.....Big Bang Theory is on TBS.




Posted by: Tami at March 12, 2013 08:16 PM (X6akg)

225 You can staple Obama's intellectual history, his statements, and those
of his advisers and cabinet members to their foreheads, and they'll
*still* say it was an accident.


And then they'll tell you you're a racist for noticing he said and appointed those things. Ho-hum.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 12, 2013 08:16 PM (hO8IJ)

226 Sluts have hot sex with you.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at March 12, 2013 08:11 PM (FsqHK)


I still say that's a myth to keep the masses from revolting.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 08:16 PM (bxiXv)

227 Alan Colmes is one of the reasons I stopped watching O'Reilly.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 12, 2013 08:14 PM (BJVEF)
Colmes plus Juan Williams, Geraldork Rivers, and Bobby "Dry Drunk" Beckel are the reasons I stopped watching Fox.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 12, 2013 08:17 PM (Cnqmv)

228 Tillikum, PETA's 'justification' for killing all those pets. It is very similar to the rationale behind the Nazi T-4 Euthanasia Program. Quality of life to save the unfortunate from suffering. Who decides if they are suffering? The ones with the death machinery.
Posted by: Anna Puma
***

One giant scam. Those PETA protestors are lucky I haven't run into them. They'll get som reality delivered about their organization they won't like.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at March 12, 2013 08:17 PM (uhftQ)

229 Is that my empty chair?

Posted by: Clint Eastwood at March 12, 2013 08:17 PM (LBxr1)

230 Kirsten Powers: "I'm a woman and I don't have a gun."

In other words, why would any woman want one? Even admitted her father wanted her to have one.

Sheeeesh. Idiot.

Attention hood rats and other thugs: Kirsten Powers

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2013 08:17 PM (UOM48)

231 Molly k. - It's already happened in the UK - see Liverpool Care Pathway. It's inevitable.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2013 08:17 PM (0/zfR)

232 We're all warmed up and humming like a drone.

Posted by: The Death Panels at March 12, 2013 08:18 PM (vbh31)

233 If Hitler had a D next to his name I think Colmes would have defended his actions. I have never seen him admit one thing the left ever did was wrong.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at March 12, 2013 08:18 PM (uhftQ)

234 You can staple Obama's intellectual history,,,,, to their foreheads, and they'll *still* say it was an accident.

I'd like to do that.

If only he had one.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at March 12, 2013 08:18 PM (IZpkf)

235 @226: Sluts have hot sex with you.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at March 12, 2013 08:11 PM (FsqHK)

I still say that's a myth to keep the masses from revolting.Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 08:16 PM (bxiXv)Well, I was using the generic "you," not referring to "you" personally. Even sluts have standards.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at March 12, 2013 08:19 PM (FsqHK)

236 Obama to Kirsten 'Dorothy' Powers, "If I only had a brain."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 08:19 PM (kXwK3)

237 Logan's Run coming to a neighborhood near you.

Posted by: dogfish at March 12, 2013 08:20 PM (N2yhW)

238 Carousel!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 08:20 PM (kXwK3)

239 It's like we've undergone a mass brainwashing in this country and I feel like I'm in the movie Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, except that it's libtards snatching the bodies, not aliens. But they might as well be aliens. Evil, destructive aliens bent on exterminating us.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 12, 2013 08:20 PM (BJVEF)

240 I really hope it never comes to that but I have my suspicions

Posted by: Molly k. at March 12, 2013 08:16 PM (D3Gkk)


My suspicion is that Obama does indeed have a plan to cut both Social Security and Medicare entitlement spending, but I don't think we are going to like the "enhanced hospice" plan!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 12, 2013 08:21 PM (Cnqmv)

241
For those that don't want to watch O'Really.....Big Bang Theory is on TBS.



Wife loves it. I can at least stand it....somwhat funny at times. I like the vocabulary.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 12, 2013 08:21 PM (+bZOu)

242 LOL. AtC, I just wanna know what it means.

Posted by: Moron #31247C at March 12, 2013 08:00 PM (i7B17)



Ahhh, okay.

Read The Fucking Bill And The Fucking Regulations You Mother Fucking Mother Fuckers.

This would require the full and final text of all bills and regulations to be read in full out loud before any vote and/or implementation.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at March 12, 2013 08:22 PM (Gk3SS)

243 And then they'll tell you you're a racist for noticing he said and appointed those things. Ho-hum.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 12, 2013 08:16 PM (hO8IJ)


But of course! I was called racist for opposing Obamacare, because it would give free service to some minorities, which it won't.

I am always reminded of Red Vs. Blue:

Andy the Bomb: You're only saying that because you're a racist!

Private Church: BOMBS ARE NOT A RACE!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 08:22 PM (bxiXv)

244 Read The Fucking Bill And The Fucking Regulations You Mother Fucking Mother Fuckers.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at March 12, 2013 08:22 PM (Gk3SS)


We should do fucking billboards to get people's fucking attention.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 08:23 PM (bxiXv)

245 Megatron for President!

Hub - Ask Megatron, "Which TV star would you like to vaporize?"

Megatron, "All Reality TV stars. Except Donald Trump, professional courtesy."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 08:23 PM (kXwK3)

246 If Hitler had a D next to his name I think Colmes would have defended his actions. I have never seen him admit one thing the left ever did was wrong.

That to me is one of the most defining characteristics of a leftist. They will never, ever, ever...not even once...not if their fucking life depended on it...ever, ever concede a point. Ever.

Which makes it impossible to have any civil discourse with them. Ever.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 12, 2013 08:23 PM (BJVEF)

247 Read The Fucking Bill And The Fucking Regulations You Mother Fucking Mother Fuckers.

::: swoon :::

And this....THIS, is why I will die as an Alextopian!!!!

FORWARD!!!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at March 12, 2013 08:24 PM (IZpkf)

248 They will never, ever, ever...not even once...not if their fucking life depended on it...ever, ever concede a point. Ever.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 12, 2013 08:23 PM (BJVEF)


While they have certainly become more strident and irrational, I have known plenty of leftists who will concede a point - temporarily, as a tactical move.

Within a day or a few they will be back on the old position, however.

Maybe 10-15 years ago you would have "issue trolls" that would actually discuss an issue and even concede points or facts and sometimes even seem to change their position - until you realized that either they would start the same argument from the same premise a week later or on another blog - they were just fishing for gullible people or trying to polish their terrible arguments.

Now most trolls are just "vomit trolls."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 08:27 PM (bxiXv)

249
Here in Canada, my then 84 year old father had to wait over a year to see a foot specialist because it was painful to walk. He outsmarted the system and lived to make the appointment.

Ten minutes. A prescription for new inserts for his shoes.

Not uncommon. I get great care at my family doctor. Fantastic guy. But it takes about 2 months to get an appointment. My uncle was once given an appointment about 4 months out. You just keep going in first thing in the morning, they don't really answer phones, hoping someone cancelled and they can get you in sooner.

I wonder what it's going to be like when my province's finances are no longer worse than California's but more like Greece.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at March 12, 2013 08:27 PM (AC0lD)

250 No matter your opinion on abortion, the fact that Oblamo voted twice to shelve babies that survived their abortions is beyond reprehensible. For a living child to be left to die with any comfort, nutrition, hydration takes a monster. Think he'll care if you are 65 and need healthcare?

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:27 PM (EAgmr)

251 That to me is one of the most defining characteristics of a leftist. They will never, ever, ever...not even once...not if their fucking life depended on it...ever, ever concede a point. Ever. Which makes it impossible to have any civil discourse with them. Ever.
Posted by: LGoPs
***

+100

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at March 12, 2013 08:30 PM (uhftQ)

252 Now most trolls are just "vomit trolls."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith

I went to a WAPO article thread having to do with Carney getting pissy with the press. The majority blasted Obama and the press while a few trolls got in there with their non-sensical comments. Unbelievably bad.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:30 PM (EAgmr)

253 Think he'll care if you are 65 and need healthcare?

Zeke Emanuel's algorithm starts cutting people off at 40.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 12, 2013 08:30 PM (hO8IJ)

254 250 No matter your opinion on abortion, the fact that Oblamo voted twice to shelve babies that survived their abortions is beyond reprehensible.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:27 PM (EAgmr)


But it's the Top-Down Normal for the left. Since Dear Leader did it, it must be okay!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 08:31 PM (bxiXv)

255 Cheri, they're already doing that to some babies born w/defects in the UK - Liverpool Care Pathway. They just send them home w/the parents to die.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2013 08:31 PM (0/zfR)

256 One of the comments I read from a OWS troll was this:

The Boston Tea Party were the original OWS crowd.

My Reply:

Really? They raped, murdered, shit on ships, banged steel drums while smoke dope all day?

No reply.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:32 PM (EAgmr)

257 255 - Lizzy, that is awful. I don't understand how a doctor who has sworn an oath to defend life can do this. First do no harm?

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:33 PM (EAgmr)

258 "...takes a monster..."

Cheri gets it.

Posted by: teej at March 12, 2013 08:35 PM (J+V/o)

259 For some reason my 88 year old senile mother in assisted living got a letter from the DOD asking if she re-married?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2013 08:04 PM (9Bj8R)

Swear fed gov is looking for technicalities for an excuse to drop care for elderly. Bastards.

Posted by: Deli LLama at March 12, 2013 08:35 PM (lGu1O)

260 257 255 - Lizzy, that is awful. I don't understand how a doctor who has sworn an oath to defend life can do this. First do no harm?

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:33 PM (EAgmr)


Umm, yeah, about that oath...

Posted by: Department of Declining Standards at March 12, 2013 08:36 PM (bxiXv)

261 Cheri, Exactly - here's the link: http://preview.tinyurl.com/d4vdumc

NHS was (still is?) giving out monetary incentives to hospitals that boosted their LC Pathway numbers. Truly sick.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2013 08:36 PM (0/zfR)

262 Swear fed gov is looking for technicalities for an excuse to drop care for elderly. Bastards.


Posted by: Deli LLama

That's awful. And yes they are bastards and have no soul.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:37 PM (EAgmr)

263
@250: "Think he'll care if you are 65 and need healthcare?"
Still working that one out, peasant. A 65-year old can vote, so there may be reason to save them. However, a dead 65-year old has assets that will be subject to the Death Tax, so....maybe not. Lemme crunch the numbers and get back to ya.

Posted by: Prezidizzle Obizzle at March 12, 2013 08:37 PM (FsqHK)

264 NHS was (still is?) giving out monetary incentives to hospitals that boosted their LC Pathway numbers. Truly sick.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2013 08:36 PM (0/zfR)


For you, the problem is poor care, mandatory treatment or its lack, and the needless deaths of patients.

For the NHS, the problem is that you found out about it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 08:38 PM (bxiXv)

265 This is only the beginning, there is more to
come. The way those bastards passed this
POS should be illegal. Cornhusker kickback & other
bribes to dem moronic senators

Posted by: CarolT at March 12, 2013 08:39 PM (s0f54)

266 Oh, they have a soul Cheri.
And there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Posted by: teej at March 12, 2013 08:39 PM (J+V/o)

267 Si I guess we can Infer legislators are the ultimate low information Voter on bills the legislate.

I'm with alex, no bills should become law unless everyone knows what's In them.

that's why i say we should demand the final bill, blank pages and all should be sent to every citizen also.

tell them they have 1 year to read it and there will be a voting test on it.

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 08:39 PM (nqBYe)

268 I just spent 15 minutes wandering around my house looking for that coment. I couldn't see shit. Not even the moon. I think the tree line is too high around me to pick it out.

Posted by: Chancilor Palpatine at March 12, 2013 08:40 PM (UOjzE)

269
@261: "NHS was (still is?) giving out monetary incentives to hospitals that boosted their LC Pathway numbers. Truly sick."
Honor's in the dollar, kid.

Posted by: Lord Reginald Biggie-Smalls, CBE at March 12, 2013 08:40 PM (FsqHK)

270 Rand Paul & the other brave new senators
should tie up the senate reading every last page
out loud.

Posted by: CarolT at March 12, 2013 08:41 PM (s0f54)

271 Okay, which Moron created this?
http://thechive.com/2013/03/12/work-happens-33-photos/monday-9/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 08:41 PM (kXwK3)

272 IPhone sock off

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 12, 2013 08:41 PM (UOjzE)

273 This is what happens when people who don't understand problems try to solve them.


We will be consistently screwed until average voters get the idea -- never assign your problems to people with no problem-solving skills.

Posted by: jc at March 12, 2013 08:42 PM (i8c5b)

274 i believe those that wrote the bill were many from Insurance companies..
have you ever read an insurance policy .

we'll do this' if one right foot one left hand and two digits on the remaining hand along with one eye is lost.

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 08:43 PM (nqBYe)

275 I think we need to cancel some passports and put them under house arrest with their necks in a electronic yolk ..

Posted by: clemenza at March 12, 2013 08:43 PM (KmEEq)

276 @ 274 maybe the same people who wrote Obammy Care also did the budget for Mexifornia.

Posted by: clemenza at March 12, 2013 08:44 PM (KmEEq)

277 clemenza,

I'm sure Pelosi told them what she desired.

someone elses left foot, right hand, and one eye loss before she'd cough up a penny.

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 08:46 PM (nqBYe)

278 This is what the left wants to build a socialist utopia out of...

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 12, 2013 08:46 PM (XvHmy)

279 We will be consistently screwed until average voters get the idea -- never assign your problems to people with no problem-solving skills.

Posted by: jc at March 12, 2013 08:42 PM (i8c5b)


They have problem-solving skills. The problem is, the first problem they solved is "how do we get more power" and the answer was "lie to people so much they have no idea what is actually going on."

While some politicians are *genuinely* stupid, the majority just look stupid because of a lifetime of separating actual intent from stated intent.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 08:46 PM (bxiXv)

280 278 This is what the left wants to build a socialist utopia out of...

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 12, 2013 08:46 PM (XvHmy)


All socialist utopias are made from blood and tears.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 08:48 PM (bxiXv)

281 My husband found another mole. Went to the doctor who treated him last time (if you remember he had cancer on his poor wee wee). This one is on his inner thigh. Doctor froze it off and said if it comes back, see me. It came back, doctor says to make an appt for a biopsy. The appt was for 5 weeks out!! I said what??? Did you tell the dumb receptionist this appt for a biopsy that the doctor said looked suspicious?? I am dumbfounded. So now we wait to even get the biopsy to find out if he has cancer again.

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 08:48 PM (u25eL)

282 Lots of blood and lots of tears. What they never imagine is some of them will be shedding the blood and tears also. Their god of utopia has to be fed.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 08:49 PM (kXwK3)

283 165 Off topic but ahahaha! I have successfully figured out how to get to the bottom of the page here without needing to constantly scroll down on the iPhone. Bow before me apple fanboys and perhaps I shall impart unto you this secret.


Or just wait until I get home at 1230 am tonight and I'll put it up on the ont so I don't have to type it out on this dinky ass phone keyboard.
Posted by: Buzzion at March 12, 2013 07:59 PM (dcdq+)

how????

Posted by: Mr. Pink at March 12, 2013 08:50 PM (++kZl)

284 Hey Jewells45. Darn it. Rationing already in play? How are you doing?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 08:50 PM (kXwK3)

285 278 This is what the left wants to build a socialist utopia out of...

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 12, 2013 08:46 PM (XvHmy)

All socialist utopias are made from blood and tears.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 08:48 PM (bxiXv)


That's the mortar.

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 12, 2013 08:51 PM (XvHmy)

286 Posted by: The Political Hat at March 12, 2013 08:51 PM (XvHmy)


Dead bodies are the foundation!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 12, 2013 08:52 PM (Cnqmv)

287 Jewells .sorry to hear of you and husbands troubles

guess for you two the last couple of years has rained down on you .

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 08:53 PM (nqBYe)

288 Dead bodies are the foundation!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 12, 2013 08:52 PM (Cnqmv)


Also useful for decoration. Just ask the Khmer Rouge

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 12, 2013 08:53 PM (XvHmy)

289 I have actual consequences out in the real world, for people without trust funds or large upcoming inheritances.

Posted by: Elections at March 12, 2013 08:53 PM (pmsMR)

290 Anna.. doing just okay. Saw the neurologist today. Wants me to stick with the physical therapy for another 6 weeks. If no significant improvement he will order a milogram. Have some good days and some bad. Thanks for asking

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 08:53 PM (u25eL)

291 They have problem-solving skills. The problem is, the first problem they solved is "how do we get more power" and the answer was "lie to people so much they have no idea what is actually going on

THIS

Because they don't read history, they never seem to quite understand why what happens next always happens next, and that is - the purge of the true believers.

Because when it's all about power, it's all about power. Period.

Ideology doesn't even make it to the top 25 priorities.

On the positive side, The Harvard Commons are a very picturesque site for a gallows.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at March 12, 2013 08:54 PM (IZpkf)

292 This country is doomed unless we act - to paraphrase Admiral William "Bull" Halsey - to make sure that the only place Leftism is practiced, IS IN HELL.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 12, 2013 08:55 PM (4x8W0)

293 Willow-ette. Yes, indeed. Hard to not be depressed sometimes. Now he's backing off going to Arizona this summer. Still gonna work on him though. We both need it.

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 08:55 PM (u25eL)

294 Jewells.... I am so sorry you and your hubby have to go through this. My prayers to you both.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 08:56 PM (EAgmr)

295 You have to pass the plan to see what kind of horrendous life threatening health deteriorating shit is inside the plan!

BWAAHHAAAHAAHAAHAAA *cackle cackle*

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at March 12, 2013 08:57 PM (ntNJz)

296 Thank you Cheri. Prayers are needed and appreciated.

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 08:57 PM (u25eL)

297 Feel better Jewels. I have been following your story and I wish you health and happiness.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 12, 2013 08:58 PM (jucos)

298 It might not hurt to learn a few things about folk medicine.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 12, 2013 08:58 PM (+bZOu)

299 You and your husband are in my prayers, jewells.

Posted by: Strife at March 12, 2013 08:59 PM (ntNJz)

300 Thank you Truck Monkey.

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 08:59 PM (u25eL)

301 Thank you Strife.

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 09:00 PM (u25eL)

302 Posted by: The Political Hat at March 12, 2013 08:53 PM (XvHmy)


You can make nice walls for the camps with them also!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 12, 2013 09:02 PM (Cnqmv)

303 USS Diversity

yes i've been buying herb books, recognition of plant and usage.

also a pretty simplified doctoring book, just in case, another one i chuckle over is
Where There Is No Doctor

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:03 PM (nqBYe)

304 On a bit of a funny note.. the other day it started raining while I was in the grocery store. I only had one bag, but was parked pretty far away. I started trying to run so I wouldn't get too wet. I couldn't run! I looked like freaking spaz and my first thought was, I am so screwed if there is a zombie apocolypse! I better buy a crossbow and get as good as Daryl cuz I will never be able to outrun one of them fuckers!

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 09:03 PM (u25eL)

305 The good thing for Barry is most of his supporters can't read

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2013 09:04 PM (0YOxt)

306 Well this will effect everyone (except our betters, I know) so how will Mr. Mrs. Scumbag leftist take it when it effects their families and selves?

When the shit really hits the fan are they still going to blame Republicans for Obama-care. Actually I do - They Repubs should have fought this to hell and back and took no prisoners.


Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 09:04 PM (EAgmr)

307 Several comets passed near to us this week. With just a little gravity nudge, at the right time and place, things could have gotten really interesting right quick. The good news is that we're still here. The bad news is that we're still here.

Posted by: and irresolute at March 12, 2013 09:04 PM (DBH1h)

308 I looked like freaking spaz and my first thought
was, I am so screwed if there is a zombie apocolypse! I better buy a
crossbow and get as good as Daryl cuz I will never be able to outrun one
of them fuckers!

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 09:03 PM (u25eL)

haha,

it's funny but not!
I've actually had a dream a couple of times in the last 6 mths re zombies, and i do not even watch zombie movies or play games!

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:06 PM (nqBYe)

309 Oh and another happy note. We will have a doctor in the family. My daughters GF proposed the other night. When they move to Virginia they will drive to D.C. to get married. I know.. lots of you don't approve of gay marriage. That's okay. I do and I am over the moon! They are perfect together.

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 09:07 PM (u25eL)

310 well a doc in the family is always a plus.

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:08 PM (nqBYe)

311 sit ludos incipiunt

Posted by: toby928© presents at March 12, 2013 09:08 PM (QupBk)

312 309 Oh and another happy note. We will have a doctor in the family. My daughters GF proposed the other night. When they move to Virginia they will drive to D.C. to get married. I know.. lots of you don't approve of gay marriage. That's okay. I do and I am over the moon! They are perfect together.
Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 09:07 PM (u25eL)


Is she hot?

Posted by: Mr. Pink at March 12, 2013 09:09 PM (++kZl)

313 I made the big mistake of taking a walk in my crocs the other day. Crossed a mossy stream and wiped out. I don't remember falling of course but I do know that I fractured my arm and sprained my ankle. My finger tips got pretty shredded too and the thing that hurt the most was my cracked finger nail. Still managed to hold on to the leash so the dog didn't run off.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 12, 2013 09:09 PM (jucos)

314 Congratulations Jewells. Good timing on getting a Doctah in the house

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 09:10 PM (EAgmr)

315 Mr. Pink.. they both are

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 09:10 PM (u25eL)

316 Cheri, agree,

we need to smoke the media out for the LIV's

they just dont realize they are being spun like a toy for their betters.

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:10 PM (nqBYe)

317 Jewels45, perhaps a nice little .380. Shoot the zombies in the legs. And run faster than your companions.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 09:11 PM (kXwK3)

318 Good grief Truck Monkey!! You okay now? Did you get the arm and ankle looked at?

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 09:12 PM (u25eL)

319 Obamacare and the rest of the agenda is about collapsing the economy, instituting fascism, and turn us all into puffy face.

Posted by: angel with a sword at March 12, 2013 09:12 PM (3RiPs)

320 Truck Monkey that sounds awful - no more croc walking! Sorry, hope you feel better.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 09:12 PM (EAgmr)

321 Anna.. I will be like Morgan in The Walking Dead. Set up a little camp and set traps for them.. just let them come to me and kill em.

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 09:13 PM (u25eL)

322 Jewels45, perhaps a nice little .380. Shoot the zombies in the legs. And run faster than your companions.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 09:11 PM (kXwK3)

Or always walk with a companion and shoot them in the leg so you can run faster than they can.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 12, 2013 09:15 PM (Cnqmv)

323 Willow-ette, true. They are being used and no one likes that except the crazies.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 09:15 PM (EAgmr)

324 I still don't understand why the low information voters aren't up in arms about this. They should be able to understand the fact that they are paying a lot more for healthcare. What a fucking scam!

Posted by: waldo truth at March 12, 2013 09:16 PM (3VhRQ)

325

I don't wanna be no puffy face.

Posted by: waldo truth at March 12, 2013 09:17 PM (3VhRQ)

326 waldo if they are paying anything , the republicans are to blame, Obama Was going to pay for it for them with his stash.

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:18 PM (nqBYe)

327 I still don't understand why the low information
voters aren't up in arms about this. They should be able to understand
the fact that they are paying a lot more for healthcare. What a fucking
scam!

Posted by: waldo truth at March 12, 2013 09:16 PM (3VhRQ)



Because they think it's free.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at March 12, 2013 09:18 PM (Gk3SS)

328 or the risch's stash.

certainly not Their stash

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:18 PM (nqBYe)

329 Good grief Truck Monkey!! You okay now? Did you get the arm and ankle looked at?
Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 09:12 PM (u25eL)
---------------------------------------------------
Yup. I even got 8 pain pills. Saturday night was AWESOME! I have fractured that same arm 3 other times over the years. I need to lose about 50 pounds so I can fall with more grace.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 12, 2013 09:19 PM (jucos)

330 Who was the foolish woman who is a big Obama supporter who complained about her health insurance rates were going up? She had the idiocy to go public with it claiming her insurance co. had no good answers for her.

You voted against yourself lady. Unfortunately anyone with a job will pay for those who don't.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 09:19 PM (EAgmr)

331 The LIV's need to have premiums taken out of their ebt cards.

Posted by: sTevo at March 12, 2013 09:20 PM (VMcEw)

332 what does "in one day" mean with respect to the 828 pages?

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at March 12, 2013 09:21 PM (MmH0Z)

333 I need to lose about 50 pounds so I can fall with more grace.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 12, 2013 09:19 PM (jucos)

heh, I was at a casino somewhere years ago, spiked heels, brick pavers.
I didn't fall like a heroine but like a smacked pile of blocks.
skirt around my waist before it was over.
not classy show legs but like Marilyn Monroe.

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:21 PM (nqBYe)

334 unlike Monroe*

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:22 PM (nqBYe)

335 332 what does "in one day" mean with respect to the 828 pages?
Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at March 12, 2013 09:21 PM (MmH0Z)


Meaning that's what they added in one day. I'm sure it took more than one day to write it but it was presented as one package.

In addition to the other over 19,000 pages of regulation they've already created out of whole cloth and has the force of law, bitches.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 09:23 PM (bxiXv)

336 what does "in one day" mean with respect to the 828 pages?


Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at March 12, 2013 09:21 PM (MmH0Z)

another question might be have they filled in the blank pages yet and with what?

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:23 PM (nqBYe)

337 LOL Truck Monkey.. love those pain killers! I have been using them sparingly, I'm so afraid of getting addicted.. but damn.. they sure do work and sure make you not give a shit!

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 09:23 PM (u25eL)

338 Has your daughter ever dated a guy?

Posted by: Mr. Pink at March 12, 2013 09:24 PM (++kZl)

339
I've actually had a dream a couple of times in the last 6 mths re zombies, and i do not even watch zombie movies or play games!


I used to have that dream all the time.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 12, 2013 09:24 PM (+bZOu)

340 Because they think it's free.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at March 12, 2013 09:18 PM (Gk3SS)


Because they're ignorant. And we do love our ignorant voters, don't we, setting public policy based on not knowing a single fucking thing in the WHOOOOOOLE world.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 09:24 PM (bxiXv)

341 I used to have that dream all the time.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 12, 2013 09:24 PM (+bZOu)

Then take them back they belong to you.
thanks.

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:25 PM (nqBYe)

342 Mr. Pink are you asking me? Yes, she did a few times in high school.

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 09:26 PM (u25eL)

343 Nobody gets out alive...most non catastrophic stuff you can deal with out of country actually and in country..what ails me is that I cannot practice with my 45LC enough quick draws and I am getting rusty..

Posted by: clemenza at March 12, 2013 09:26 PM (KmEEq)

344 It sucks getting older. There was a time when I didn't worry about falling or wiping out or any physical activity. Now I wonder if I will get back up if I should fall down. I used to be pretty fit too.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 12, 2013 09:27 PM (jucos)

345 Jets up 3-1 over the Leafs [sic]

Posted by: logprof at March 12, 2013 09:29 PM (+iA5G)

346 What's up suckas? What did I miss while I was fishing, today?

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2013 09:30 PM (2enC1)

347 "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" my ass.

Posted by: AmishDude at March 12, 2013 09:31 PM (T0NGe)

348
Then take them back they belong to you.
thanks.
Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:25 PM (nqBYe)
--------------------------
They're coming for you, Barbara....look! There's one of them now!

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 12, 2013 09:32 PM (+bZOu)

349 ties Diversity's shoelaces while hiding under the table

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:34 PM (nqBYe)

350 I still don't understand why the low information
voters aren't up in arms about this. They should be able to understand
the fact that they are paying a lot more for healthcare. What a fucking
scam!

Posted by: waldo truth at March 12, 2013 09:16 PM (3VhRQ)


Because they think it's free.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at March 12, 2013 09:18 PM (Gk3SS)


Also, they voted for a black guy.

Posted by: AmishDude at March 12, 2013 09:34 PM (T0NGe)

351 We should demand a law be pass'd that even the govt heads are bound by laws They pass.


Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:35 PM (nqBYe)

352 jewells, congrats on the engagement! And I really hope you start to feel better soon.


And ouch Truck Monkey!!! Maybe some balance exercises would help?


Posted by: Tami at March 12, 2013 09:37 PM (X6akg)

353 We should demand a law be pass'd that even the govt heads are bound by laws They pass.




Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:35 PM (nqBYe)

They'd never let it pass!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 12, 2013 09:37 PM (Cnqmv)

354 347 "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" my ass.

Posted by: AmishDude at March 12, 2013 09:31 PM (T0NGe)


I think that was probably written back before Federal Law alone was so big no one will likely ever read it in a lifetime, even if they set out to do so.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 09:38 PM (bxiXv)

355
One of the principles of the law is that to be effective a lawmust be published, so that citizens may know what it is they must conform their behavior to. A secret law is no law at all. Thus, for public laws, we rightly say that "ignorance of the law" is no excuse, because the citizen has had a reasonable opportunity to know what is expected of him, and to act accordingly.

A corollary to this is that a law, though published, that is too vague to be understood by a reasonable man, is null and void. They call this Constitutional argument the "void for vagueness" argument. Essentially, if a law is too vague to be understood and acted upon by citizens, it violates due process.

What then are we to make of this law called Obamacare? How exactly are men supposed to conform their behavior to this monstrosity? Do you know what's in the Obamacare regulations? Does anyone? And, if not, do we still live under the rule of law? Or do we live at the mercy of a bureaucracy in Washington, that may order us about as it chooses?

Posted by: The Regular Guy at March 12, 2013 09:38 PM (nov+8)

356 They'd never let it pass!


Posted by: Hrothgar at March 12, 2013 09:37 PM (Cnqmv)

well hell they never read bills!

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:38 PM (nqBYe)

357 Well, it hired more buraecrats......so give another Nobel Prize to the Kruggman!

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at March 12, 2013 09:39 PM (OWjjx)

358 And, if not, do we still live under the rule of law?
Or do we live at the mercy of a bureaucracy in Washington, that may
order us about as it chooses?

Posted by: The Regular Guy at March 12, 2013 09:38 PM (nov+

uh hmm

Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:40 PM (nqBYe)

359 Nobody even knows how much law and regulation there is in the US. Every time someone says they compiled it all the numbers are *radically* different. No one has any idea.

So of course you can't know all the laws, you can't even get anyone to show them all to you.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 09:42 PM (bxiXv)

360 Thanks Tami!

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 09:45 PM (u25eL)

361 I like to vote with my hand out and my palm up.

Posted by: Low Information Voter at March 12, 2013 09:47 PM (vbh31)

362 Should I hang out a digital shingle - Affordable Health Care Act Divination and Entrail Readings.

$50/hr consultation fee.

Not accountable if government still rules against you.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 09:49 PM (kXwK3)

363
This is going to drive medicine into the back alleys and unmarked clinics.
Mark my words, we are in the golden ages of medice before it plunges into the Dark Ages of goverment control. We are truely screwed when 2014 dawns the age of real goverment control over your life begins.

Thanks LIV and fuckwits that couldn't pull the lever for Mittens because he wasn't conservative enough.

Fuck all ya'll, thanks for nothing motherfuckers.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting for the revolution at March 12, 2013 09:51 PM (IanLz)

364 So of course you can't know all the laws, you can't even get anyone to show them all to you.

But ignorance of the laws is not a defense for breaking them. :-/

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 12, 2013 09:52 PM (hO8IJ)

365 I'm afraid my doctor of over 20 years is going to retire when this crap hits. Like I don't already have enough to be pissed off at this idiot president for. And he's being lionized in the media. What kind of stupid people go into the entertainment and news media?

And the end result of all this is "the best and the brightest" will go into other fields than medicine. These are the kind of people who can make a good living. They won't have to put up with all this crap. The medical schools will take lesser candidates.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 12, 2013 09:52 PM (ihUCh)

366 @ 346


Fishing for what, Garrett? Early trout?

Nothing down here, you cant get within 100yds of the real water yet.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 12, 2013 09:53 PM (SAMxH)

367 How hard would it be to open a bare-bones, cut-rate, high volume crematorium? I'm thinking I could score a fat gov't contract. Won't be long and the bodies will be stacking up like crazy.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at March 12, 2013 09:54 PM (XvrTA)

368 @239 Worse, still.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/3lpcgsl
"My name is Legion." Mk 5,9

Posted by: Thorvald at March 12, 2013 09:54 PM (1V6Pv)

369 Later morons..Justified coming on in a few. Have a good one...

Posted by: jewells45 at March 12, 2013 09:54 PM (u25eL)

370 wait, jewells is engaged?
congratulations!!!

Posted by: chemjeff at March 12, 2013 09:54 PM (BBWjt)

371 When I grow up I want to be a healthcare navigator.

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at March 12, 2013 09:58 PM (JQuNB)

372 @240 Popularly known as "The Camps".

Posted by: Thorvald at March 12, 2013 09:59 PM (1V6Pv)

373 The real wailing and gnashing of teeth among the LIV will start happening next year. The Obamacare insurance in the exchanges has very high deductibles. You are definitely going to be paying several grand out out pocket towards your deductible....even after you pay for your relatively pricey Obamacare coverage. Free? Ha! It's freaking catastrophic care insurance at regular insurance prices.

The other thing is that employers are going to shit or get off the pot with their health insurance coverage. Some are going to brutally cut their workers back to 29 hours a week so they can escape the penalties. Others are going to find new ways to self-insure. Lots of companies with low-wage workers and pay for health insurance are going to drop their insurance altogether. Many low-wage employees are better off not being covered by employers, since they can get their (subsidized) health insurance cheaper in the exchanges. Employer pays the 2K per head fine, points to the box on the w2 that says how much employer health benefits are worth, and then pays the employee their health benefits in salary (minus the 2K fine), and explains how their insurance will be cheaper with Obamacare.

It's going to be a massive clusterfuck...just in time for the 2014 elections.

Posted by: Stirner at March 12, 2013 10:00 PM (Ytuz8)

374 In the future, we will all be IRS agents or compliance officers.

We will all be very hungry, of course, but we will have jobs.

Posted by: PJ at March 12, 2013 10:01 PM (ZWaLo)

375 When I grow up I want to be a healthcare navigator.

We have folded space from Congress.

Many new pages of regulations in Congress.

Posted by: some Guild Healthcare Navigator at March 12, 2013 10:01 PM (sRFQ8)

376 Posted by: willow-ette at March 12, 2013 09:35 PM (nqBYe)

I stayed at a hotel last weekend whose pool, and Hot tub, were closed because of the American for disabilitys act..... ie since you couldn't get there with a wheel chair.... no one could use it...

Congress does not have to abide by the ADA....

/facepalm...

It sucks being a peasent...

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 12, 2013 10:02 PM (lZBBB)

377
>>Fishing for what, Garrett? Early trout?<<

Yep. We have an early stonefly hach up here. A bug called the 'Skwala', #8 dries!
It's still early in the hatch, but the fish are starting to look up more every day. We put 15 or 20 in the boat, today. All on the dry fly.
We would have had more, but my buddies were a bit heavy on the hook-set today. They left a lot of nice bugs in big fish...my bugs.
Now I have to tie more.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2013 10:03 PM (vQcyt)

378 Garrett --- did you catch anything? and what do you use as bait?

Posted by: L, elle at March 12, 2013 10:03 PM (0PiQ4)

379 I work in healthcare strategic planning and from my perspective I see the industry developing along these lines in 10-15 years:

1) The public system where everyone treated has medicare/medicaid/inevitable "public option" thats comparable to the VA hospitals

2) Private system where its concierge based (as tmi3rd mentioned) but taken a step further where entire hospital systems are concierge

Health "insurance" as we know it will be dead by the end of the decade. We were all given front row tickets to the actuarial death spiral main event with the passage of Obamacare and its guaranteed issue community rating protocols. The good news is the mandate will all be meaningless in the end.

Posted by: Jaydee at March 12, 2013 10:05 PM (E5DLT)

380 I stayed at a hotel last weekend whose pool, and Hot
tub, were closed because of the American for disabilitys act..... ie
since you couldn't get there with a wheel chair.... no one could use
it...



Congress does not have to abide by the ADA....



/facepalm...



It sucks being a peasent...

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 12, 2013 10:02 PM (lZBBB)


I thought there was so much push back on that law that they did away with it?

Posted by: Tami at March 12, 2013 10:05 PM (X6akg)

381 ont, when?

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 12, 2013 10:06 PM (VjL9S)

382
The real wailing and gnashing of teeth among the LIV will start happening next year.

Yup. And they can all eat a bag of dicks, as far as I am concerned.

Posted by: Peaches at March 12, 2013 10:06 PM (AJM+z)

383 3.) BCBS Cruise Lines

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2013 10:07 PM (vQcyt)

384 I find myself wondering if Indian reservations will set up clinics and insurance systems. I already hear ads for some sort of short-term loan they offer. I think they are exempt from the Dodd-Frank monstrosity so they are probably also exempt from ACA.

Back alley medicine --or we could just call this PAY for it yourself and just get a "stop loss" policy (otherwise known as major medical) to cover big expenses from unexpected shit. This was standard back in the old days when I was a kid. Not a lot of dying in the streets happened.

Of course it will now have to be 'back alley' rather than a known clinic so they don't incur the legal obligations to treat for free the low-life scum who blew all their money on gold caps, blow and tattoos. Because government cant stop passing laws to be compassionate at other people's expense.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 12, 2013 10:07 PM (dkExz)

385 I thought there was so much push back on that law that they did away with it?
Posted by: Tami at March 12, 2013 10:05 PM (X6akg)

The Americans With Disabilities Act? Hell they keep adding onto it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2013 10:08 PM (jE38p)

386 If you are going to fold Congress, fold the White House also while trying for a nice bank shot off the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. You want some billiard points don't you?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 10:08 PM (kXwK3)

387
I have a bunch of flies for this year, for a change. Started older grandaughter on tying, she does remarkable for a beginner.

What a pleasure showing her all these little things.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 12, 2013 10:09 PM (SAMxH)

388 You are definitely going to be paying several grand out out pocket
towards your deductible....even after you pay for your relatively pricey
Obamacare coverage.


Only if you're stupid enough to work. Which we all seem to be.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 12, 2013 10:09 PM (hO8IJ)

389 or we could just call this PAY for it yourself and just get a "stop
loss" policy (otherwise known as major medical) to cover big expenses
from unexpected shit. This was standard back in the old days when I was a
kid. Not a lot of dying in the streets happened.

I would do that in a NY minute, but something tells me that it's not going to be an option. If I could get a major med policy for a couple hundred a month and bank the other $500 a month, it would be a huge win/win for me. So, probably not an option under the new Euro-style socialist medicine.

Posted by: Peaches at March 12, 2013 10:10 PM (AJM+z)

390 I am going to apply for some federal grant money to design a newer, bigger stapler

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at March 12, 2013 10:10 PM (SkyIE)

391 So, weird day.

Can we haz the ONT?

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at March 12, 2013 10:10 PM (wR+pz)

392 Pretty soon the only people who will be able to afford health care is the Military and there will only be a handful of them left

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2013 10:11 PM (jE38p)

393 385
I thought there was so much push back on that law that they did away with it?

Posted by: Tami at March 12, 2013 10:05 PM (X6akg)



The Americans With Disabilities Act? Hell they keep adding onto it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2013 10:08 PM (jE38p)


No, the one about pools and hot tubs have disability access. Maybe they pushed back the 'modified by' date....something happened with it but I can't remember what.

Posted by: Tami at March 12, 2013 10:11 PM (X6akg)

394 The ADA!

G W H Boosh's curse on the US economy.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at March 12, 2013 10:11 PM (wR+pz)

395 Only if you're stupid enough to work. Which we all seem to be.

I know, HeatherRadish, I'm over here hanging out with probably the smartest muthafuckas on the whole interwebs and that is painfully true.

Posted by: Peaches at March 12, 2013 10:12 PM (AJM+z)

396 That's GHW not GWH

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at March 12, 2013 10:12 PM (wR+pz)

397 The first fucking Boosh, poppie the slack CIA director.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at March 12, 2013 10:12 PM (wR+pz)

398 we could just call this PAY for it yourself and just get a "stop
loss" policy (otherwise known as major medical) to cover big expenses
from unexpected shit.

Except in reality it is not the little shit that the Insurance Companies are covering themselves against. Back in the old days an extended stay in the Hospital might set ya back a bit, but now it will break both you and the Insurance Company so even those "Catastrophic" policies are expensive

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2013 10:14 PM (jE38p)

399 Peaches: I read some article that a lot of employers are likely to go with "stop loss" insurance and self insure. Yeah I don't know the legalities although I could have signed up for a HSA and high deductible major medical at work this year. It was not worth it to me as my premium share would not go down by all that much and I would have had to find new docs since I'm in the HMO plan now.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 12, 2013 10:14 PM (dkExz)

400 As a professional editor, it took me 10 hours last week to polish a 200-page book. On poker, mind you, not terribly complex stuff.

The idea that any one person, or any group of people, could have ANY concept of what is in that law is laughable. Sure, bits and pieces can be parsed, but there is no possible way for anyone to understand the full scope and implications. And, as pointed out above, that's not even taking into account the regs.

Posted by: jakeman, Assault V2.0 at March 12, 2013 10:14 PM (96M6e)

401 Gaylord Focker can't even walk Bo. $102,000 salary to walk the First Dog.
http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2013/20130312004-six-fig.html?a=1

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 12, 2013 10:14 PM (kXwK3)

402 390
I am going to apply for some federal grant money to design a newer, bigger stapler


Posted by: Lemmiwinks at March 12, 2013 10:10 PM (SkyIE)


Have you s-seen my S-Sw-Swingline?

Posted by: Milton at March 12, 2013 10:14 PM (+iA5G)

403
>>I have a bunch of flies for this year, for a change. Started older grandaughter on tying, she does remarkable for a beginner.<<

I always think I have enough flies until the clients start showing up...then I remember that I can't possibly tie enough to decorate every tree and bush over a 12 mile stretch of river!
There are few pursuits in life that can match the satisfaction that successfully fishing with your own flies generates.
Your granddaughter is lucky to have someone who is willing to share that experience with her.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2013 10:14 PM (UlOUQ)

404 The effective date of the 2010 Standards generally is March 15, 2012. However, and in response to public comments and concerns, the Department has extended the date for compliance for the requirements related to the provision of accessible entry and exit to existing swimming pools, wading pools, and spas to January 31, 2013.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 12, 2013 10:16 PM (lZBBB)

405 Hey Lemmiwinks, your episode was on last night!

Posted by: jakeman, Assault V2.0 at March 12, 2013 10:16 PM (96M6e)

406 Justified just had the single best exchange in all of TV History .

Posted by: awkward davies at March 12, 2013 10:16 PM (USjX1)

407 This admin Congress: Not one of them should be receiving a paycheck.

I'd use the word earning but that would be too over the top.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 10:16 PM (EAgmr)

408 Still got yer shovels?
http://preview.tinyurl.com/a4carnh

Posted by: Thorvald at March 12, 2013 10:17 PM (1V6Pv)

409 I would have had to find new docs since I'm in the HMO plan now.


Posted by: PaleRider at March 12, 2013 10:14 PM (dkExz)
I could be wrong, but I would think that any HMO doc would be ecstatic to have a patient paying full shiksa retail. Like, I don't think they would kick you to the curb . . .

Posted by: Peaches at March 12, 2013 10:18 PM (AJM+z)

410 I found this on the ADA and pool accessibility:


The move has been in the
works for several years. The Justice Department published standards for
accessibility in 2010 and announced a March 2012 deadline for
compliance. But confusion over the standards became so contentious that
pool operators threatened coast-to-coast pool closures last spring, a
scare dubbed "Poolmagedden."
In response to the
uproar, the Department of Justice moved the deadline to Jan. 31, sought
to clarify the rule and grandfathered in some equipment that was
purchased by pool operators during the debacle. The Justice Department
also reiterated that pool operators need to provide access to existing
pools only if it is "readily achievable," meaning it does not involve
significant difficulty or expense.
Article on CNN: http://tinyurl.com/b37atc3

Posted by: Tami at March 12, 2013 10:19 PM (X6akg)

411 Oh bite me, pixy.

Posted by: Tami at March 12, 2013 10:19 PM (X6akg)

412 Anna - what does a fricken dog walker do for $102k a year? Never mind. I'm thinking gross things.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 10:19 PM (EAgmr)

413 Okay, wait. Are you guys saying that they are now closing swimming pools and jacuzzis because PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS can't get into them? Srsly???

Posted by: Peaches at March 12, 2013 10:19 PM (AJM+z)

414 408 Still got yer shovels?
http://preview.tinyurl.com/a4carnh

Posted by: Thorvald at March 12, 2013 10:17 PM (1V6Pv)


Ah, yes. "Shooter." Complete with the MFM "no WMDs" propaganda and the FBI agent with the Che Guevara sweatshirt.

Hollywood sucks ass like a black hole.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 10:20 PM (bxiXv)

415 412 Anna - what does a fricken dog walker do for $102k a year? Never mind. I'm thinking gross things.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 10:19 PM (EAgmr)


Comment on HuffPo and Kos, I imagine.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 10:21 PM (bxiXv)

416 413 Okay, wait. Are you guys saying that they are now closing swimming pools and jacuzzis because PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS can't get into them? Srsly???

Posted by: Peaches at March 12, 2013 10:19 PM (AJM+z)


Yes.

Gird your loins, it's only going to get worse.

Wait until you find out how much the money supply has expanded in the last five years.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2013 10:22 PM (bxiXv)

417 @414 If I have to spell it out... some of the libtards will run with scissors.
Don't be a scissors-provider. Just make sure they fall.

Posted by: Thorvald at March 12, 2013 10:22 PM (1V6Pv)

418 I don't know Peaches. I would expect that the HMO has rules about the docs seeing non-HMO patients seeing as how they provide the clinics and all.

Until my work started the HSA option a few years ago the HMO was the cheapest insurance option, and also appealed to me as I'm very lazy about wanting to keep up medical records, pick out a doc and so on.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 12, 2013 10:23 PM (dkExz)

419 @417 Btw, Fuqua's not a half bad director.

Posted by: Thorvald at March 12, 2013 10:24 PM (1V6Pv)

420 Liberals ruin everything. Can't enjoy a swim - thank a liberal. Can't keep your healthcare insurance - thank a liberal. Can't enjoy your 16oz soda - thank a fricken liberal.

The list is too long.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2013 10:25 PM (EAgmr)

421
>>Wait until you find out how much the money supply has expanded in the last five years.

25 Trillion or so is just a drop in the bucket. We'll make it up in volume.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2013 10:25 PM (diTQe)

422 PaleRider, depending on your income level, the HSA may be a money-saver for you. And, please, check with your docs. I'm pretty sure they haven't sold their souls so completely to the HMO that they are not allowed to engage in commerce with patients willing to actually pay a fair price for their services.

Posted by: Peaches at March 12, 2013 10:26 PM (AJM+z)

423 If you burned it, it would power LA for 20 years

Posted by: kvjsbarandgrill at March 12, 2013 10:44 PM (R8K+H)

424 More weight.

Posted by: Giles Corey at March 12, 2013 10:48 PM (ufVHp)

425 Know how much taxpayers spent on the Obama family's healthcare last year?

Seven million dollars.

Seven.

Million.

Dollars.

Just sayin.

Posted by: Horrified Observer at March 12, 2013 11:07 PM (/sohm)

426 "And, if not, do we still live under the rule of law?"

We haven't lived under the rule of law since Woodrow Fascist Wilson. Let it burn, hide under the ashes, and after a few days rise up for the resistance will begin. If you're out of ammo stay under the ashes until you get the all clear signal.

Posted by: angel with a sword at March 13, 2013 12:02 AM (3RiPs)

427 424 More weight.

Posted by: Giles Corey at March 12, 2013 10:48
PM (ufVHp)


Nice.

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at March 13, 2013 03:09 AM (MRcfR)

428 I'm waiting for the Cliff Notes version. Only 3,000 pages.

Posted by: Hawk at March 13, 2013 09:19 AM (2dYnc)






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