Declare Victory and Leave the Field: Today The Teri O’Brien Show, 12-1-13

Today the Obama regime declared that they have met their goal of fixing their “troubled” Obamacare website, so bedeviled by “glitches,” by which they mean, according to The Washington Post, that

“While we strive to innovate and improve our outreach and systems for reaching consumers, we believe we have met the goal of having a system that will work smoothly for the vast majority of users.”

This morning they released an 8-page report saying that they had fixed 400 bugs, resulting in a vastly-improved user experience.

“The bottom line, HealthCare.gov on Dec. 1 is night and day from where it was on Oct. 1,” when the site was launched, he told reporters.

As a result of the improvements: the average system response time is under 1 second; the error rate is “consistently well below 1 percent”; the online system is stable — not crashing — more than 90 percent of the time; as many as 50,000 shoppers can use the site at the same time, or up to 800,000 visits a day.

At the same time, the report cautioned that more work needs to be done in the weeks and months ahead “to improve and enhance the website and continue to improve the consumer experience.” Officials have also said repeatedly that consumers might still encounter difficulties and urged them to use the call center and seek help from specially trained personnel.

In a related story, Jeff Bezos of amazon.com (where you can, and should get the terrific e-book, The ABC’s of Barack Obama: Understanding God’s Greatest Gift to America) proudly proclaimed that during this Christmas shopping season, his company was able to ensure that 90% of orders were timely and accurate, unless too many people tried to use, prompting him to recommend that people delay their shopping to after January 2, when things should go a lot more smoothly!

Surprisingly, questions about Obamacare remain; specifically, (1) the issue of protecting the privacy of very personal information, which has been completely unaddressed, (2) the fact that many insurance companies are reporting a very high rate of errors on the “back end,” as in, by the time the Nigerian identity thieves are done sifting through that very personal information and it makes its way to the company that is supposed to provide your insurance policy, it is often inaccurate, duplicative, or garbled, making it impossible for them to write the coverage, and (3) the networks of physicians and hospitals available to those lucky enough to get insurance from these exchanges is minuscule compared to the ones they had before they got their “transition letters,” unless of course, they are even luckier, and are forced onto Medicaid, in which case they won’t be able to see a doctor at all, but, in fairness, there is a little-known provision of Obamacare that may, under certain limited circumstances, allow you Skype with a vet tech on alternate Tuesdays.

What happens if more than 50,000 people try to “shop” (another Orwellian use of a word, usually reserved for voluntary transactions between a willing buyer and a willing seller) on the Obamacare site? What happens if people think they have been purchased coverage on this ridiculous fiasco of a website, only to learn after January 1 that they are not covered? What happens when people discover that they are going to face jaw-dropping increases in premiums and deductibles? What happens when people learn that they cannot in fact continue to see the doctors they have trusted for decades?

Move along. Nothing to see here, except maybe the $1m+ dollars the Obama administration gave to a left-wing “non partisan” group for a propaganda campaign. Apparently, the incessant hectoring from Moochelle Antoinette and Organizing for Action, encouraging you to start fights on Thanksgiving about Obamacare wasn’t enough. We are starting to get some video about those conversations. Suffice it so say, it didn’t go as OFA hoped.

Meanwhile, all of the (Un)Affordable Care Act mandates have been delayed, except, of course, the individual mandate. You have until December 23 to get the health insurance that your benevolent federal government is requiring you to buy, so get busy!

We’ll also have a 2nd amendment update, featuring Nanny Bloomberg, and address a genuine irony: so-called same sex marriage, which was only possible after the institution of marriage had been destroyed by the 1960’s “sexual revolution,” may actually result in a return to the days when divorce was legally prohibited.

Speaking of marriage, life lessons from Barack and Michelle, including about how to have a good marriage.

Our special guest, Prof. Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist and author of The Rational Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and ReligionHe will help us try to understand how we can enjoy our holidays, even with your aging hippie Aunt Sally, who LOVES Hillary Clinton, and your nephew, home from college stuffed with fresh indoctrination from his liberal professors.

Tune in today for the rest of the story.

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Admit it: Thanksgiving-Hating Libs Are Hilarious to Watch

I struggle with Thanksgiving as a holiday.

Unless I don’t know liberals the way I think I do, what comes after that sentence has got to be some unintentionally hilarious liberal clap trap. As usual, I do know liberals, and what followed in this piece by Jamie Utt, a “diversity and inclusion consultant and sexual violence prevention educator,” who apparently is anatomically a male, did not disappoint. Never doubt me. Mr. Utt continues:

I simultaneously love and hate it.
I love that it brings families together and that it is a time for pause in our busy lives to give thanks for the many wonderful things around us. Neither of those things happen often enough.
Simultaneously, though, it is a holiday that perpetuates lies and hides the genocide of Indigenous people on this continent.
The story we’ve been told about the first “Thanksgiving” is a farce. It’s a lie that is told by a White-dominant culture to help itself feel better about the fact that we are living on lands that were stolen from Indigenous tribes through a careful process of genocide.

Here’s a fun thought experiment: who would you rather have at your Thanksgiving dinner: (1) this guy (2) one of Obama’s brainwashed acolytes with their talking points about Obamacare, or (3) one of Mayor Bloomberg’s fans with some anti-2nd amendment placemats for the kids?

White people, we have a responsibility to support these efforts! (efforts to buy back land and give it to “indigenous peoples”) Perhaps one way is to pay the same amount per year to buy back programs that you pay to the state in property taxes. (emphasis mine)

 

Great suggestion! You first, Mr. Utt. Why do I suspect that the only property taxes Mr. Utt has ever paid are the indirect ones he pays as part of his monthly rent checks?

Many of these suggestions were adapted from a keynote given by Waziyatawin, Ph.D. at the recent Overcoming Racism conference. So with her wisdom in mind, I will leave you with the central question of her most recent book (please consider picking up a copy or the ebook):

“What Does Justice Look Like?”

I’ve got a better question. What does stupidity look like? Also, who is the woman with the unpronounceable one word name, the Native American Madonna or Prince? Are you as heartbroken as I am at having missed that “Overcoming Racism” conference? Is there any way we can watch it online?

Liberals: you can’t reason with them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t laugh at them.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Bloomberg Group Wants You To Start Fights About Gun Control at Thanksgiving – Hit & Run : Reason.com

 

Demand Action (Bloomberg’s gun grabbing group–don’t say we didn’t warn you)

 

‘Because … he is Latino’: The glorious history of the Democrats’ filibuster fight | WashingtonExaminer.com

 

Dana Milbank: The Democrats’ naked power grab – The Washington Post

 

Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei backs nuclear talks – with conditions | The National

 

Khamenei anti-Israel tirade draws U.S. condemnation | Jewish Telegraphic Agency

 

Israel ‘unpleasantly surprised’ by mild US reaction to Khamenei’s vicious speech | The Times of Israel

 

U.S. pastor jailed in Iran is moved, relative cannot visit, group says – CNN.com

 

Dollar Store Robber Becomes Acquainted With Second Amendment – The Last Resistance | The Last Resistance

 

Crystal Mangum, Duke lacrosse accuser, convicted, sentenced in boyfriend’s stabbing death  – NY Daily News

 

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Carter 2.0 to Iran-Give Nukes a Chance: Today The Teri O’Brien Show, 11-24-13

Whether it’s the democrats in the U.S. Senate, or the Iranians, going nuclear is all the rage.

In yet another brilliant move, the Dear Reader’s regime tells Iran “if you like your enriched uranium, you can keep your enriched uranium,” and, Bitter Clinger, unlike what he told you about your health insurance policy, your doctor, and your hospital, he isn’t lying to the Iranians. Perhaps, he’s confused. The speech that Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei  made last week, in which he called Israel a “rabid dog,” and accused the United States of war crimes, could have been written by Rev. Jeremiah Wright. A state sponsor of terrorism with a bomb. What could possibly go wrong? We’ve seen this movie before. It was called “North Korea,” and “Iran” is the sequel. Sec. of State John “Lurch” Kerry assures us that the deal does not include any “right to enrich” uranium. The Iranians disagree, and at least two senators say that the agreement includes a right to enrich. MMM …who to believe? A member of the Obama regime, or the Iranians? Tough call. If Iran gets a nuclear weapon, will Barack tell us that he is sorry the world finds itself in a much more dangerous place because of assurances they got from him?

Meanwhile, the tiny man with the huge wallet is at it again. As if making idiotic remarks about the Time Square bomber, trying to micromanage our eating habits, and insinuating himself into elections thousands of miles from New York City weren’t enough, now he’s trying to get you to start heated arguments with your family on Thanksgiving. His gun grabbing group has helpfully put out a list of talking points for you to use. Are you game? No, and please don’t shoot me!

Obama’s lawless party continues its shredding of tradition and the rule of law, along with, of course, that pesky “document of negative liberties,” the Constitution. Their latest exercise of raw power is their suspension of the “advice and consent” provision contained in Art. II, Section 2 by invoking the so-called “nuclear option,” something Sen. Reid had agreed with Sen. Mitch McConnell (D-KY) that he would not do.

Be ahead of the curve. Tune in today 4-6 pm Central, for the rest of the story.

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No Stroller March for 1-yr-old Murder Victim by Guest Contributor Taleeb Starkes

In Brooklyn, New York, this past Labor Day weekend, a 1-year-old baby was shot while being pushed in a stroller by his father. The bullet pierced the baby’s skull and according to an eyewitness, “there was blood all over the stroller.” The police believe that those bullets were intended for the child’s father who has an extensive, rap sheet across two states; including weapons possession, controlled substances, automobile theft, and assault. Seemingly, the sins of the father have visited his offspring. In the hood, this isn’t unique; collateral damage is as common as saggin’ pants.

This tragedy occurred in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, where crime levels are routinely amongst the highest in the city, as are Stop and Frisk incidents. While the armed criminals continue to ignore NYC’s gun ban, Brownsville’s Black residents illogically raise more concerns about the Stop and Frisk occurrences than the non-stop urban terrorism that necessitated the program.

Last year, in response to the Black community’s outcry over Stop and Frisk, Mayor Bloomberg addressed the residents’ concern from a place that White politicians only visit during election time… the Black church. Speaking from the pulpit of the First Baptist Full Gospel Church of Brownsville, he admirably did not switch to a preacher-like cadence in attempt to cater to the audience (as Obama often does). Instead, he defended Stop and Frisk and detailed how it saves lives. He emphasized, “We are not going to walk away from a strategy that we know saves lives.”  Many Black communities urgently need aggressive initiatives that are proactive and not reactive such as Stop and Frisk. Although it was recently ruled unconstitutional, desperate times still call for desperate measures.

This baby’s murder is another heartbreaking scenario that should prompt a ‘state of emergency’ response from the Black community but predictably will not. The outrage will be temporary and simply manifest via stuffed-animal memorials, R.I.P tee-shirts, and maybe a candlelight vigil. Additionally, a community activist may even provide some self-serving lip service for the cameras, “This violence has to stop…We are tired of this… Something has to be done…etc.” At the end of the day, there will be no stroller march for this innocent toddler, unless it’s discovered that a George Zimmerman-type was involved.

16-month-old-shot

Here’s the extent of the collective outrage for 1-yr-old Antiq Hennis.

In Black neighborhoods across the country, daily acts of urban terrorism have become an accepted way of life and thus, do not warrant long-term communal anger. The apologists for the criminal behavior are even more bizarre. They often claim that urban terrorists are suffering from P.T.S.D (Post-Traumatic Slavery Disorder). How can that be? Even ex-slaves such as Frederick Douglass didn’t suffer from that pseudo-diagnosis.

The Black community is on fire and the liberal overlords (posing as firemen) always arrive to a hero’s welcome… even though they’re strapped with gasoline-filled canisters instead of water hoses.

Taleeb Starkes is the author of a controversial book that confronts the subculture within the BLACK community titled, “THE UN-CIVIL WAR: BLACKS vs NI**ERS.“Find him on Twitter @TaleebStarkes

 

Did Bloomberg Bully Pat Toomey Into Caving on the 2nd Amendment?

As you know, yesterday Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) held a news conference to present the “bipartisan” compromise he has worked out with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WVA) on gun background checks. That “b” word, is a red flag, of course, as is the use of one of gun grabbers favorite phrases, “common sense.” Sen. Toomey said ““I don’t consider criminal background checks to be gun control. I consider them to be common sense.” Where have I heard that phrase before? Oh yes, I remember. Every time one of the mouthpieces for Mayor Bloomberg shows up on TV to shill for more gun control, he or she uses it to explain away any objections as unreasonable.

Perhaps that’s not a coincidence. Nanny Bloomberg was running ads against Sen.Toomey in Pennsylvania, but apparently after word of this compromise, the ads were pulled.

I don’t exactly have to find my shocked face when I learn that a politician might cave in the face of the slightest pressure from the likes of Bloomberg, but I am disappointed in Sen. Toomey’s doing the El Foldo on the 2nd Amendment. Does he realize that the Obama administration has admitted that they don’t have time to enforce existing laws on background checks? Recall the words of Joe Biden last January to Joe Baker, an NRA representative:

“And to your point, Mr. Baker, regarding the lack of prosecutions on lying on Form 4473s, we simply don’t have the time or manpower to prosecute everybody who lies on a form, that checks a wrong box, that answers a question inaccurately.”

Seriously? Sen. Toomey should be demanding an explanation for the administration’s failure to do the job they are obligated to carry out, not be grandstanding for soccer mommies in the Philadelphia suburbs by shilling for more pointless gun laws that are going to have ZERO impact on the type of mass shootings that Obama is using as an excuse to trample on our Constitutional rights.

In addition, this vaunted bipartisan compromise may contain another little surprise, the possibility that medical providers could add you to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) without even telling you! From Red State:

The proposal will allow a doctor to add a patient to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) without ever telling the patient he or she has been added.

There would be no due process requirement. Not all doctors will be able to do it with the same ease, but many will. Knowing a doctor could add him to a federal database as mentally ill without his knowledge could potentially dissuade a patient from going to the doctor in the first place to get help.

Worse, if the doctor does so and makes a mistake, the patient would have to actively work through the system to get himself removed — guilty before being proven innocent. In some states, should a doctor flag you as having mental illness without your knowledge, you may very well see the state come collect your previously purchased guns.

What could possibly go wrong? Can you go on this list if you seek grief counseling after a death in the family? What if you need treatment for depression? Gee, do you think the law of unintended consequences might come into play if this provision becomes law, perhaps by discouraging a lunatic from seeking help for fear of having his 2nd Amendment rights restricted? Here’s what I picture: way too many cases of people who legitimately seek help for an emotional problem ending up in a bureaucratic nightmare trying to restore their God-given rights, while the ACLU makes it nearly impossible to restrict genuine wackos from having Howitzers.

Sen. Harry Reid has said that the first vote will take place this morning at 10 a.m. If he doesn’t get 60 votes to end it, there will be 30 hours of debate. The filibuster that Sen. Cruz, Sen. Paul and Sen. Rubio promised is uncertain at this point. Sen. Cruz cancelled two press conferences yesterday about the gun bill, leaving observers to wonder if he too is going wobbly.

Stay tuned.

Two Liberal Phonies, Bloomberg and Mark Kelly: 2nd Amendment Hypocrites

The Washington Times reports on these two who want to restrict the freedom of the little people, you know, you. First the man with the big mouth, the bigger wallet and the planet’s biggest Napoleon complex, Nanny Bloomberg.

Bloggers are taking New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to task, accusing him of hypocrisy for pushing strict gun control onto Americans but simultaneously seeking gun-carry exemptions for his security detail when he travels to Bermuda, where firearms are largely prohibited.

The New York Times first reported of this disparity in 2010, stating that the mayor uses taxpayer dollars to pay for two armed city officers to accompany him on get-away jaunts to Bermuda. But before he can fly them in, he has to obtain special permission so they can keep their guns: Bermuda is so anti-gun that even its own police force isn’t armed, The Times reported then.

As Mr. Bloomberg ratchets up his Second Amendment clampdown, and spends millions of his own dollars to push for stronger gun controls through Capitol Hill, the online community is reigniting this story.

Bloggers are questioning why Mr. Bloomberg on one hand pushes for tight gun control, but on the other, finds the need for gun control exemptions for his personal protection.

Then there’s Mr. Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly. You will recall that former Rep. Giffords’ astronaut husband made news recently when he was caught purchasing one of those scary “assault rifles” that no ordinary citizen should own, according to him. Once busted, Mr. Kelly said he was actually conducting his own investigation, or some such drivel, and that he planned to give the gun to the Tucson Police Department. A likely story, but one that caused the gun store owner to cancel the transaction. Mark, I thought you gun grabbers were against “straw purchasers?” If you plan to give the gun to someone else, what does that make you? Were you lying on your NICS background check form 4473?

On March 5, Mr. Kelly, a former astronaut who’s married for shooting victim and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, visited the Diamondback Police Supply store in Tucson, completed a background check and paid for an AR-15-type firearm, a .45-caliber handgun and several high-capacity magazines, the Blaze reported. The purchase came at a time when he and his wife had spoken publicly about the need for gun control and joined forces with several on Capitol Hill and in the gun-control community to press for legislative limits. …

Now, the gun shop says it has turned down Mr. Kelly’s purchase after all. On the store Facebook page, shop owner Douglas MacKinley said he has refunded Mr. Kelly’s money in full.

Mr. MacKinley adds: “While I support and respect Mark Kelly’s 2nd Amendment rights to purchase, possess and use firearms in a safe and responsible manner, his recent statements to the media made it clear that his intent in purchasing the Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm rifle from us was for reasons other than for his personal use. In light of this fact, I determined that it was in my company’s best interest to terminate this transaction.”

Fools.