Fifty Years Down The Drain?

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This morning I read a supposed true story about the ACA clause that enables the White House to set up gas stations to dispense free gas to those too poor to get to a doctor because they had no gas. This afternoon, I fact checked the article and it is false. It didn’t keep me from drawing a cartoon to depict my opinion about  the matter.

All day I kept asking myself, why would our beloved president want to give free gas to poor people? If they are poor would they even own a car? Would they take an empty milk jug to get gas and then come home to look for someone who would take them to a doctor for a free gallon? None of it made sense. Because of how I feel about Obama and his administration, I bought the lie hook, line, and sinker. He has done stupid things before, why not this? It falls into the free phone category, i.e. poor people need a phone  to call 911. I believe he would deliberately destroy fifty years of Civil Rights progress just to start another redistribution scheme.

Anyway, SNOPES declares this story false, but I am not buying that it isn’t inside the thousands of pages of the Un-Affordable Care Act we so dearly refer to as Obama Care. The joke is on me.

Some ACA Funnies

In the interest of having some fun, I post these racist, derogatory, demeaning, hilarious memes and anecdote.

1. Dental Care

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WARNING: After a recent wave of identify thefts, the FBI estimates there are over 500 fake Obamacare websites set up for the sole purpose of stealing your personal information. So protect yourself and remember: the real one is the one that doesn’t work.

3. End of Life Care

SOMEONE IS PAYING ATTENTION
IN NASCAR COUNTRY

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4. Healthcare.gov management team

ACA-Monkeys

No Cronies In This Administration

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The 600 million dollar website that doesn’t work was made by a company with a lousy track record and a top executive who’s a pal of the First Lady, Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federalwhich earned the no-bid contract to build the $600 million Obama care enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. George Schindler, the president of the Canadian-based CGI Group, CGI Federal’s parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obama care website contract…….Three other companies submitted bids for Obama care, but CGI s bid was the only one considered.   CAN WE GET OUR MONEY BACK.

A Collection of Miscellany

1. 

Pfizer Corp. announced today that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form, and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer.

 It will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one.  Obviously we can no longer call this a soft drink, and it gives new meaning to the names of “cocktails”, “highballs” and just a good old-fashioned “stiff  drink”.

 Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of: MOUNT & DO.

 Thought for the day: There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer’s research.

 This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population

with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.

 2. 

NEW PASSWORD ATTEMPTS

    roses  “Sorry, too few characters.” 

  pretty roses , “Sorry, you must use at least one numerical character.” 

  1 pretty rose  “Sorry, you cannot use blank spaces.” 

  1prettyrose  “Sorry, you must use at least 10 different characters.” 

  1fuckingprettyrose  “Sorry, you must use at least one upper case character.” 

  1FUCKINGprettyrose  “Sorry, you cannot use more than one upper case character consecutively.” 

  1FuckingPrettyRose  “Sorry, you must use no fewer than 20 total characters.” 

  1FuckingPrettyRoseShovedUpYourAssIfYouDon’tGiveMeAccessRightFuckingNow.  “Sorry, you cannot use punctuation.” 

  1FuckingPrettyRoseShovedUpYourAssIfYouDontGiveMeAccessRightFuckingNow 

  “Sorry, that password is already in use.”

3. 

Mujibar was trying to get a job in India . 

The Personnel Manager said, ‘Mujibar, 

You have passed all the tests, except one.

 It is a simple test of your English language skills 

Unless you pass it, you cannot qualify for this job.’ 

Mujibar said, ‘I am ready.’ 

The manager said,  “You must make a sentence using the words Yellow, Pink,and Green .’ 

 Mujibar thought for a few minutes and said, ‘Mister manager, I am ready.’  

 The manager said, ‘Go ahead.’ 

Mujibar said,  ‘The telephone goes green, green,  And I pink it up, and say, 

Yellow, this is Jeremy.’ 

Mujibar now works at a call center.  No doubt you have spoken to him.

4. 

Subject: Priest

 At a hospital in Washington, DC, an elderly priest was spending the last hours of his fruitful life. For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation’s capital and was well known among the elected officials.

 He motioned for his nurse to come near.  

“Yes, Father?” said the nurse. 

“I would really like to see President Obama and Senator Reid before I die,” whispered the priest.  

“I’ll see what I can do, Father, replied the nurse.  

 The nurse sent the request to The President and Reid and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived–President Obama and Harry Reid would be 

delighted to visit the priest.  

As they went to the hospital, Obama commented to Reid, “I don’t know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly help our images.”    

Reid agreed that it was a good thing.  

When they arrived at his room, the priest took Reid’s hand in his right hand and Obama’s hand in his left.  

There was silence and a look of serenity on the old priest’s face. 

 Finally Obama spoke.

“Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to

 be with you as you near the end?”  

The old priest slowly replied, “I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”  

“Amen,” said Obama. 

“Amen,” said Reid.  

The old priest continued, “Jesus died between two thieves; I would like to do the same.” 

5.

AMAZING IMPOSSIBILITIES.  DID YOU KNOW THIS?

A.  You can’t count your hair.

B.  You can’t wash your eyes with soap.

C.  You can’t breathe when your tongue is out.

D.  Put your tongue back in your mouth, sure you can still breathe, you fool.

E.  Ten (10) Things I know about you.

1) You are reading this.

2) You are human.

3) You can’t say the letter ”P” without separating your lips.

4) You just attempted to do it. You are an idiot!

6) You are laughing at yourself,

7) You have a smile on your face and you skipped No. 5.

8) (You just checked to see if there is a No. 5.)

9) ) You laugh at this because you are a fun loving person & everyone does it too.

10) You are probably going to send this to see who else falls for it.

F.  You have received this e-mail because I didn’t want to be alone in the

idiot fool category.

“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.”

6.

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Click on the picture to get a personal message from Obama

 I wanted to let you know that earlier today I received my 

“Obamacare enrollment packet” from the White House. 

It contained:

 · An aspirin and a band-aid.

· An ‘Obama Hope & Change’ bumper sticker

· A ‘Bush’s Fault’ yard sign

· A ‘Blame Republicans first, then anybody and everybody’  poster

· A ‘Tax the Rich’ banner

· An application for unemployment and a free cellphone

· An application for food stamps

· A prayer rug

· A letter assigning my debt to my grandchildren

· And lastly, a coupon for a machine that blows smoke up my ass.  

 

7.A senior citizen said to his eighty-year old buddy: ‘So I hear you’re getting married?”Yep!”Do I know her?”Nope!”This woman, is she good looking?’

‘Not really.’

‘Is she a good cook?’

‘Naw, she can’t cook too well.’

‘Does she have lots of money?’

‘Nope! Poor as a church mouse.’

‘Well, then, is she good in bed?’

‘I don’t know.’

‘Why in the world do you want to marry her then?’

‘Because she can still drive!’

8.

A man was telling his neighbor, ‘I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars,

but it’s state of the art. It’s perfect.’

‘Really,’ answered the neighbor. ‘What kind is it?’

‘Twelve thirty.’

9..

Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical.

A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm.

A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, ‘You’re really doing great, aren’t you?’

Morris replied, ‘Just doing what you said, Doc: ‘Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.”

The doctor said, ‘I didn’t say that.. I said, ‘You’ve got a heart murmur; be careful.’

10.

A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlour and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool…

After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split.

The waitress asked kindly, ‘Crushed nuts?’

‘No,’ he replied, ‘Arthritis.’

11.

A Couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a check-up, the doctor tells them that they’re physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember ..

Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. ‘Want anything while I’m in the kitchen?’ he asks.

‘Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?’

‘Sure.’

‘Don’t you think you should write it down so you can remember it?’ she asks.

‘No, I can remember it.’

‘Well, I’d like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so as not to forget it?’

He says, ‘I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.’

‘I’d also like whipped cream. I’m certain you’ll forget that, write it down?’ she asks.

Irritated, he says, ‘I don’t need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream – I got it, for goodness sake!’

Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, the old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs. She stares at the plate for a moment.

‘Where’s my toast?”

John McCain Kept David From Slaying Goliath

English: John McCain official photo portrait.

English: Official portrait of Senator LIndsey ...

English: Official portrait of Senator LIndsey Graham of SC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Where do I begin? This has been such an emotionally charged week for me as I would like to believe it has been for you. I think the first thing I want to do is to extend my heart-felt thanks to the Leader of the House of Representatives John Boehner. He did exactly what is in his job description, he represented the people. That’s me! It has been a long time since a conservative citizen resident of Illinois has been represented in government. Usually, our Illinois Reps rubber stamp anything the boss tells them to do. As it is, I’m sure my Representative didn’t vote in favor of anything that I told him to vote for. My Congressman voted against me for two reasons: 1. he voted for what Obama wanted, 2. Congressman Bobbie Rush is black and I am white. (Liberals pretend they are not racist, but they are model racists in the twenty-first century.)

In all the years I have been politically aware, this is the first time, I saw an absolutely determined House of Representatives wage war against a President’s legacy bill. I am proud of the House of Representatives. I am not proud of the Senate. The Senate stood strong along party lines and stood firm for Obama’s goal to force his legacy health care program upon us. Instead of thinking about what is good for the country, the Senate slime-balls stood by the most despicable president that has ever pretended to lead the USA. I realize the Senate is the more mature, and the more responsible among our representatives because they have the advantage of the longer term, and as such have experienced more than a lowly Congressman could ever see. What this Senate did however, is stand firm for whatever the president wants without any regard for the will of the country. In this case, these élite members of the upper echelon of Obama’s government disregarded the will of the people because they know better than we do, and Obama Care is the elixir of Utopian society. Don’t you realize that we need this medicine to live?

The Senators who I have the most disdain for are Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham.  I voted for McCain in 2008, and I love the man for his heroic service to our country; Graham I am not to sure about. All along the aged, and learned Senators fought against junior Senators Mike Lee and Ted Kruz in the battle to defund Obama Care. (Defunding Obama Care was originally John McCain’s idea.)

In doing so, they split the Republican party. Why? Because as the senior all-knowing members of the party they flaunted their arrogance, much like Obama has flaunted his arrogance, instead of giving Lee and Kruz a chance to make something happen.

In my job as Chief Engineer of a very large Engineering Department (60 degree engineers) I was the Senior who had seen a lot of stuff tried over the years, and I did. I knew what worked and what we tried before that didn’t, but I realized that if I didn’t allow these younger engineers try out their ideas, they would never grow into super-engineers. I don’t remember how many times the urge to say, “we tried that before and it didn’t work,” wanted to spew from my mouth, but I bit my tongue instead. Because I had the courage to do that and to take responsibility for the failures of my staff, I can take credit for developing a group of engineers who could compete with any other group of engineers in the world and mop the floor with them.

John McCain screwed his opportunity, as did Lindsey Graham, to teach the junior members of the Senate a lesson by letting them run with their plan and to support them all along the way. Instead, these senior senators were too chicken-shit to take responsibility which they didn’t really have to take. All they had to do was to cheer the new guys on. Yes, history says these guys were going to lose, but so did all the guys who came up against the Goliath until David came along. No one told David that the Goliath couldn’t be taken down. David didn’t care, nor would he have cared, he did what was absolutely the right thing to do. He had nothing to lose but his life, but he cared for the people who were backing him. Who is to say that had McCain and Graham cheered the effort that Harry Reid might have flinched and allowed a concession? We will never know.

For all Republicans, Conservatives, and Tea Party Conservatives who read this blog, John Boehner and his cadre of Representatives fought a battle for us that we have never seen before in our life-time; we celebrate and view them with pride. The Republicans did not fail they only learned what will not work against the omnipotent Obama. They came to realize as did the American public that Obama was being very arrogant and stubborn and would rather see a default, than to give an inch. The Republican House of Representatives stood for principle and chose to do what is right for America, and to take the responsibility for what ever happens to them in the 2014 elections. Senators McCain and Graham will go down in history as the guys who split the Republican party at a time crucial to saving America from the curse of Obama Care.

I’m calling John Boehner’s office tomorrow to let him know how proud I am of his effort. I am also calling Senators John Mc Cain and Lindsey Graham to let them know that they are responsible for splitting the Republican Party.

We Need a Do Over

Cray X-MP/24 (serial no. 115) used by NSA

Cray X-MP/24 (serial no. 115) used by NSA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (Photo credit: @mjb)

The Edison bulb lit up over my head again while Peg and I were having our pork chop. I think the Smoking Loon Merlot had something to do with it. The Obama Care sign up website has been bothering me ever since it became clear that the site is worse than any hurricane that has hit North America. One question keeps coming into mind, how can the world’s most powerful country be so stupid as to allow a software program bring them down? We are the world’s software experts. Our computer scientists are known worldwide for their ability, yet we introduce software that will control one sixth of the US economy that is a pile of cow dung. “A few glitches” O said. It is becoming apparent as the days roll by that the glitches are major screw ups in the architecture. He will never admit it but he owns this one. There is no way to blame it on Bush or the Republicans.

The engineer in me has been working overtime to figure out what I would have done differently. The problem with this type of analysis is that I have the benefit of the Monday morning quarter back. Nevertheless, I began analyzing what I would do. The first thing is I’d hire my brainiac son who is a computer scientist. He works on huge financial analysis software and is known for his ability to test the living crap out of his programs before they go on-line. The problem is that he won’t take the job because he is more conservative than I am, and he would rather see the big O flushed down the toilet.

Any software needed to do this job has to perform fast, and must handle terabytes of information. Hmmmn, where have I heard that before? Yes, the NSA does exactly that. They monitor billions of phone call, e-mails, and video cameras daily. They respond quickly at the command of the Big O. They have a complex of buildings in Utah to house their new computers designed to handle the load with capacity for the future. Those are the guys, I will call to consult on this problem.

How is it possible that the huge government of over educated liberals failed to see the NSA as a contractor for the health care program? They would most likely handle it like a kiddy game compared to the work they do spying on us.

All I can come up with is that the NSA is the NSA, and Health Care is Health Care and never shall the two bureaucrat organizations meet to coöperate with each other and make synergy happen. The number one problem we have is a government that is too large, second, we give the government too much money, and three, we propagate bureaucratic empires.

After World War II the Japanese government was broke; their economy starved for cash. We didn’t help them because we didn’t want them to rebuild their war machine. Yet, by the nineteen eighties the Japanese auto industry started a war against the US big three and they won commercially. How did they do it? They didn’t have cash to invest extravagantly like GM, Ford, and Chrysler, in fact they had but a shoe string budget to invest. Today, the Japs make the best cars in the world.

Necessity made the Japs think outside the box, they worked with their government in a positive way. Japanese engineers came up with ingenious ways to make things with limited stamping presses and tooling. The government handled a plan to protect their markets while attacking the US market. The engineers stole an idea from the progressive die makers and applied it to making auto body parts. Our guys in America thought it was a stupid idea and laughed them off. The result was a car body made in Japan with superior fit and minimal assembly. They were also smart enough to hire an US quality control consultant who taught them the basics of just in time manufacturing. The US auto industry controlled by the UAW unions were too stupid to see the value of the process.

What does this have to do with Obama Care? The point I am making is that attacking the problem with a team and a very specific well-defined goal would have resulted in a superior roll out experience and Obama would have signed up 2.5 million people on day one.  The health care software didn’t need tons of money to reach the goal, but it will to fix it. We need a do over.

Arrogance Kills

English: President Barack Obama's signature on...

English: President Barack Obama’s signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23, 2010. The President signed the bill with 22 different pens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Imagine the New York Stock Exchange rolling out a software system loaded with trouble like the Affordable Care Act did this week. I think the NSE would allow the program about ten seconds to exist before it shut down, restarted their previous program, and told the developer to not come back. In ten seconds any stock exchange can make millions of trades worth billions of dollars, In fact, traders program automatic trades be made based on algorithms designed to buy or sell based on trends and instantaneous data. Ten seconds of mal-functioning software causes billions of dollars of loss and millions of angry customers.

Obama has accused Apple of having a glitch in the i-phone, but claims Apple didn’t give up because it had a glitch. He is correct for once, but he failed to tell you that Apple fixed the glitch within days after its discovery, and that 99% of the iPhone worked during the glitch period. Imagine having to wait hours to get your IPhone to work, mine would be smashed into the nearest wall and I would be headed to buy a Samsung, Motorola, or Sony. I venture to guess that the Obama Care software will need months if not years to fix, and guess what? There is no competition you are stuck with it. The software is not ready for prime time, it is not even ready for a beta test.

It is my prediction that Obama will have to extend the sign-up because there is no way in hell his people will be able to fix the problems in time to allow us to enroll within the 180 day deadline spelled out in the law. It is also my prediction that the disastrous rollout gives us a glimpse of the service we will get from government controlled healthcare.

The Republicans threw Obama a lifeline by proposing a bill that would delay the individual mandate by a year. If he were smart, like all his lovers claim, he would have jumped at the opportunity to buy time. Instead he has to live with a software system that will kill his legacy bill.

Who do you think will fix a problem like this faster, the government or the private sector?

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