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hacker_boob 755 posts  |  Last Activity: May 30, 2015 10:08 PM Member since: Aug 22, 2000
  • Townhalldottcomm ^ | May 15, 2015 |

    At a recent White House science fair celebrating inventors, a Girl Scout who helped design a Lego-powered page-turning device asked obama what he had ever thought up or prototyped. Stumbling for an answer, he replied:

    "I came up with things like, you know, health care." (We didn't have health care before the clown arrived.)

    Ah, yes. "Health care." Remember when the president's signature obamacare health insurance exchanges were going to be the greatest thing since sliced bread, the remote control, jogger strollers, Siri, the Keurig coffee maker, driverless cars and Legos all rolled into one?

    The miraculous, efficient, cost-saving, innovative 21st-century government-run "marketplaces" were supposed to put the "affordable" in obama's Affordable Care Act. Know-it-all bureaucrats were going to show private companies how to set up better websites (gigglesnort), implement better marketing and outreach (guffaw), provide superior customer service (belly laugh), and eliminate waste, fraud and abuse (LOLOLOL).

    You will be shocked beyond belief, I'm sure, to learn that obamacare exchanges across the country are instead bleeding money, seeking more taxpayer bailouts and turning everything they touch to chicken poop.

    Wait, that's not fair to chicken poop, which can at least be composted.

    "Almost half of obamacare exchanges face financial struggles in the future," The Washington Post reported last week. The news comes despite $5 billion in federal taxpayer subsidies for IT vendors, call centers and all the infrastructure and manpower needed to prop up the showcase government health insurance entities. Initially, the feds ran 34 state exchanges; 16 states and the District of Columbia set up their own.

  • Oh, well, at least they have Maddow who, by the way, is quite handsome.

  • hacker_boob by hacker_boob May 15, 2015 7:41 AM Flag

    They tell us the earnings are re-invested. But there are no earnings. How do you reinvest losses?

  • hacker_boob hacker_boob May 15, 2015 7:30 AM Flag

    Lowering earnings estimates frequently in small increments seems to work. The stock price doesn't recognize it. And then, all of a sudden, kaboom.

  • hacker_boob by hacker_boob May 15, 2015 7:16 AM Flag

    Maybe there is something to this astrology stuff.

  • Reply to

    Perhaps astrology is on to something

    by erazor111 May 14, 2015 9:20 PM
    hacker_boob hacker_boob May 15, 2015 7:13 AM Flag

    And yer an azzwhole.

  • Oops, make that obama convenes Camp David summit without Gulf state leaders... Many decided they had other things to do.

  • There's no guidance or discipline in the home. The family situation is totally unstable. 'Junior' doesn't even know where or to whom to send a Father's Day card and he gets dumped into the education system where he is socially promoted because the overwhelmed school district can't deal with the undisciplined whelp whose IQ is around room temperature. Junior's major formative influences are 'gangsta' rap videos and a corresponding peer group of gangsta wannabes and career criminals.

    At age 18, he is turned loose on society carrying a bad attitude, a broken compass and no respect for authority. Junior gets himself in big trouble with the law and meets dire consequences. Then, the diagnosis from CNN and the other liberal news media is that the police need more training, understanding and display more sensitivity to the criminal thugs whose only income other than government entitlements is illegal.

    Pardon me for asking, but do you really believe this bulllschitt?

  • and obama should immediately resign
    Push Back U.S ^ | 5/11/2015 | Staff

    Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has uncovered one of the biggest lies in modern American history.

    It turns out that much of what the American public was told about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden was a blatant lie. According to Hersh, Osama bin Laden had been captured by Pakistan all the way back in 2006, and he was being held by the ISI as a prisoner at the Abbottabad compound that the Seals ultimately raided in 2011.

    In addition, Hersh says that the ISI and Pakistan’s military knew about the Seal raid in advance. Arrangements were made so that the Black Hawk helicopters could travel through Pakistani airspace safely, and the ISI guards at Osama bin Laden’s compound were pulled away before the Seals got there. And by that time, Osama bin Laden was reportedly in such bad health that he was essentially a cripple. There was no “firefight” at all – only a turkey shoot.

    Afterwards, Osama bin Laden’s body never made it to the USS Carl Vinson for a “burial at sea”. That was all just part of the cover story according to Hersh. Of course the White House and obama’s lackeys at CNN are strongly denying all of this, and they will continue to deny the truth for as long as they possibly can. But there are individuals in the U.S. military and in the U.S. intelligence community that can come forward and tell us what really happened. Let us hope that at least some of those individuals still care enough about this country to do that.

  • ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their non-profit organization, the On Media blog has learned.

  • CHICAGO (CBS) — One day after the city of Chicago took a big hit to its credit rating, a leading bond-rating agency further downgraded the Chicago Public Schools debt to “junk” status. (The "education" the kiddies get in these cesspools are also "junk" status. Let's reward them, give the teachers bigger pensions. That will do it.)

    The Moody’s Investor Service applied the Ba3 rating to the Chicago Board of Education’s $6.2 billion in debt.

    Like the city, CPS is facing a huge problem with increasing required contributions to teachers’ pensions.

  • hacker_boob by hacker_boob May 14, 2015 9:04 AM Flag

    How much money should we throw at this to get the idiot running the train to slow down?

  • hacker_boob hacker_boob May 14, 2015 7:27 AM Flag

    Now we find the driver of the train was a gay activist. Makes ya wonder what lib loon was up to when the train was going 106 MPH around a curve.

  • Cops To Turn Their Backs On obama At Annual Police Memorial Friday

    Wounded American Warrior ^ | 05-13-2015

    Law enforcement officers at Washington, D.C.’s annual Police Week tell The Daily Caller that the anti-police climate is taking its toll on the men and women in uniform and that morale is low in departments across the country.

  • obama, what a leader! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    Politico ^ | May 13, 2015 | Adam B. Lerner

    The king of Bahrain has apparently snubbed obama to attend a horse show with Queen Elizabeth. According to Reuters, King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has elected to attend the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which begins Wednesday, at Windsor Castle outside London.

  • hacker_boob hacker_boob May 14, 2015 6:59 AM Flag

    Once again the lib loons fail to recognize reality. Ya see, twit, it was the speed and the Republicans were right again.

    Reuters: An Amtrak train in Philadelphia was traveling at more than 100 miles per hour, over twice the speed limit, when it entered a curve in the tracks and derailed, killing seven people and injuring more than 200, federal investigators said on Wednesday. (You really are stupid.)

  • Going around the curve at 100 MPH had nothing to do with it. Question - Were these tracks one of the shovel ready jobs obama wanted to fund? Apparently not. Most of the stimulus funds went to the unions who kept their members employed allowing them to pay union dues and contribute the money back to obama. Meanwhile, innocent people are killed on trains running off the tracks.)

  • What a mess. Let's raise the rates and raise the taxes to pay for the new rates and as long as we are raising things, let's raise the minimum wage. Raising things has no consequences, ya know. Huh, erazor?

    San Jose Mercury News ^ | May 13, 2015 | Editorial Board

    California is serving as the national model for obama's health care reforms, but that won't continue unless the state does something about its abysmal Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for doctors and hospitals caring for the 12 million Californians with Medi-Cal coverage.

    Gov. Jerry Brown has a golden opportunity to fix the problem Thursday when he unveils his May revised budget plan. But don't hold your breath.

    It's becoming increasingly clear that the influx of 2.7 million Californians to the Medi-Cal roles is putting a strain on the state's medical system. The low reimbursement rates provide a disincentive for physicians to accept new patients.

    Frustrated health care advocates are poised to put a tax initiative on the ballot -- possibly through an increase in the tobacco tax -- to generate sufficient funds to raise provider rates. (That's the ticket, raise the tobacco tax, and the gas tax, and the income tax, and the sales tax. Let's not forget about the estate tax.)

  • Moody's downgraded Chicago's credit rating down to junk level "Ba1" from "Baa2."

    The announcement, which the ratings agency released Tuesday afternoon, cited a recent Illinois court ruling voiding state pension reforms. Moody's said it saw a negative outlook for the city's credit.

    Following that May court decision, Moody's said it believes that "the city's options for curbing growth in its own unfunded pension liabilities have narrowed considerably." ("ya gotta love those greedy unions and their totally unreasonable pensions.)

    "Whether or not the current statutes that govern Chicago's pension plans stand, we expect the costs of servicing Chicago's unfunded liabilities will grow, placing significant strain on the city's financial operations absent commensurate growth in revenue and/or reductions in other expenditures," the agency said in a release.

    The downgrade affected $8.9 billion of general obligation, sales, and motor fuel tax debt, according to Moody's.

    The firm said its downgrades could trigger up to $2.2 billion in accelerated payments on Chicago debt.

  • According to my model, it should come within 3 months of the first man made volcano below the ice of Antarctica.

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