Mark Steyn’s new column examines ObamaCare and what it means for the American people…
The Post-Work Economy
One consequence of the botched launch of Obamacare is that it has, judging from his plummeting numbers with “Millennials,” diminished Barack Obama’s cool. It’s not merely that the website isn’t state-of-the-art but that the art it’s flailing to be state of is that of the mid-20th-century social program. The emperor has hipster garb, but underneath he’s just another Commissar Squaresville. So, health care being an irredeemable downer for the foreseeable future, this week the president pivoted (as they say) to “economic inequality,” which will be, he assures us, his principal focus for the rest of his term. And what’s his big idea for this new priority? Stand well back: He wants to increase the minimum wage!
Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos of Amazon (a non-government website) is musing about delivering his products to customers across the country (and the planet) within hours by using drones.
Drones! If there’s one thing Obama can do, it’s drones. He’s renowned across Yemen and Waziristan as the Domino’s of drones. If he’d thought to have your health-insurance-cancellation notices dropped by drone, Obamacare might have been a viable business model.
This segment is from the Judge Jeanine show tonight.
Dr. Carson mentions the fact that some California doctors are already boycotting the exchanges.
That’s not a good sign.
Tis’ the season for this sort of thing.
The music is soft and slow at the beginning but stay with it to hear it grow and grow.
HT to AOSHQ.
It was “All Animals Are Created Equal” Week at College Insurrection.
So who wants to sponsor an Octopus college scholarship?
- Yale to hold Non-Human Rights Conference
- U. Georgia Genetics Prof. Says Humans the Result of Chimpanzees Mating with Pigs
And you thought I was joking when I said “Everyone Gets A Trophy“:
It’s about time people started pushing back against the anti-white male hostile environment on campuses. Make them live by their own rules:
- Black Female Prof. Gets Sensitivity Training When White Male Students Tire of Being Called Racists
- “Abolishing the White Race” Professor Receives Hate Mail
The Duke Lacrosse Team could not be reached for comment:
In the future, Israelis should stay away from Islamic universities to be safe:
- Activists at Brandeis Defame and Heckle IDF Speaker
- (added) San Francisco State Student Poses With Knife “I want to stab an Israeli soldier.”
I consider this ban to be offensive speech, can I ban it?
Obviously did not watch the actual trial:
Most upset? The janitors:
Oh, shut up:
Thia is a great song by Mazzy Star. Starting this week, I’m probably going to post a lot of Christmas music so I wanted to get in one last non-Christmas music break before then.
I saw this band in Boston in the 90′s. The only way I can describe them? Country music for vampires.
It’s a great song. Trust me.
This is from an interview William F. Buckley did with Charlie Rose in 2003.
I saw it a few years ago but I forgot all about it until I watched it on the Daily Caller today.
Buckley and Ayn Rand shared a polite acquaintance but they were not pals. Watch.
Remember when liberals told us Obama would bring the country together?
I guess by now we all know that was utter BS.
Every time a liberal media outlet tries to say that Healthcare.gov is mostly fixed, all I can think of is Simpsons actor/professional spokesman Troy McClure. Especially the episode where he does a commercial for the Springfield fun park Duff Gardens. His ringing endorsement is…
Come to Duff Gardens, where roaming gangs aren’t a big problem anymore!
All that being said, here’s The New Republic…
Exclusive: The Obamacare Error Rate Has Fallen Dramatically
These days it seems like everybody following Obamacare is talking about the 834s. Those are the personal data files that healthcare.gov sends insurance companies, in order to notify them of new enrollees. The data has been prone to errors and that’s a real problem. You can’t get new coverage if the insurer doesn’t have some basic information about you—your full name, Social Security number, and so on. Prevalent errors could lead to disarray in the new year. On January 1, some people who completed the enrollment process through healthcare.gov could show up at a pharmacy, physician office, or hospital only to discover they had no active coverage. Something like this happened in 2006, when the Bush Administration launched Medicare Part D.
But the 834 problem is fixable and, according to multiple sources in the public and private sectors, it is being fixed. In fact, one administration official tells The New Republic that preliminary estimates, just now becoming available, suggest the error rate has fallen from one in four during October to one in ten now.
I feel so much better. Don’t you?
I love this movie. Think of Escape From New York if it was a gang movie. I was so psyched to see this uploaded to YouTube a few nights ago that I watched it immediately.
This came out in 1979 and you’ll recognize some people in the cast. The radio DJ is played by the lady from Where in the World is Carmen San Diego. The main villain played by David Patrick Kelly is a familiar face in American film and has the classic line…
Warriors… Come out to play-ee-yay. Warriors… Come out to play-ee-yay.
It’s so dated but that’s part of the charm for me. The scene transitions are done as comic book frames which is great. The dialogue is awful in places and the outfits worn by some of the gangs are downright ridiculous but I just can’t help loving this movie.
If you’ve never seen it, spend 90 minutes with The Warriors.
NOTE: Rated R for language, violence and adult situations.
“Income Inequality” is the hot new buzzword of the left.
Obviously, liberals don’t read Zero Hedge…
While we’re on the subject of invented liberal causes, let’s talk about Social Justice…
Social Justice is a made up leftist term that means nothing.—
Aleister (@AmericanGlob) December 06, 2013