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2013-10-26 09:56:06 AM
5 votes:
Last I checked, Princeton is a rather large university, and TFA offers no evidence that Michelle Obama has ever even met the woman in question.
2013-10-26 10:40:06 AM
4 votes:
Remember when the CEO of Haliburton resigned to become Vice President and started a needless war that ended up awarding a lot of contracts to his former company?
2013-10-26 10:31:15 AM
3 votes:
Where was the republican outrage over the literally uncounted kickbacks and no bid contracts the Bush administration gave during the Iraq-Afghanistan war?
2013-10-26 09:56:28 AM
3 votes:

DSF6969: I refuse to click on a Daily Caller link.  Can someone give me a summery?


Some lady who happened to go to the same school as Michelle Obama 30 years ago is now an executive at CGI, therefore potato.
2013-10-26 10:47:45 AM
2 votes:

born_yesterday: Franco: Where was the republican outrage over the literally uncounted kickbacks and no bid contracts the Bush administration gave during the Iraq-Afghanistan war?

Republican outrage is only skin deep.


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Phillip J. Fry. His eyes narrowed.
2013-10-26 10:05:22 AM
2 votes:

DSF6969: I refuse to click on a Daily Caller link.  Can someone give me a summery?


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The company who worked on the Obamacare website has a senior vice-president who was Michelle Obama's father's brother's cousin's nephew's former college roommate!

2013-10-26 10:03:00 AM
2 votes:

hasty ambush: George Schindler, the president for U.S. and Canada of the Canadian-based CGI Group, CGI Federal's parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.

Quid pro quo Clarice?

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So he got the contract, and then he donated to Obama's campaign?

That sounds like smart business sense to me.  What was he supposed to do - support Mitt Romney who wanted to repeal Obamacare and cancel his contract?
2013-10-26 09:53:13 AM
2 votes:
This is way worse than killing hundreds of thousands of people to augment the income of our leaders. Way, way worse. . . .
2013-10-26 09:46:28 AM
2 votes:
This is taking "sins of the father" a bit extreme.

My roommates friend's cousin once bit the mailman, so Sarah Palin is automatically president.
2013-10-26 04:18:18 PM
1 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: And FWIW, I tend to think that they keep getting the business because THEIR SHIAT WORKS.


Wait... are you saying Haliburtons' shiat works?
upload.wikimedia.org

And don't forget how much the Marines loved things made by the Haliburton subsidiary, KBR
2013-10-26 03:35:31 PM
1 votes:

DSF6969: Can someone give me a summery?


Mostly sunny, light southwest breeze, high in the mid-80s.
2013-10-26 11:57:19 AM
1 votes:

markfara: bulldg4life: What are the chances there is someone that was at Princeton at the same time as Michelle in a dozen different huge tech development firms?

I mean, I'm willing to bet you could find a link to Obama and Harvard, too.

That being said, the website has been a big failure with political delays, organizational issues, and idiotic programming that seems to have been thrown together at the last minute.

I got signed up just fine.


I have healthcare so I didn't actually sign up but I went there and started the process to see what it was like.  It worked just fine.  Here's some general comments though including a few that I think people are really afraid to talk about.

1. In general it's not good for "perusing" possible health plans.  It's built around the idea that the reason you are going there is to sign up not to "browse".  So you have to give them all your personal info before you get to the brass tacks of a "quote".  Big deal.
2. I had a hard time getting specifics of what was/was not covered at each "level".  Or what was or wasn't eligible for HSA.  I tried a commercial website for individual coverage and had a much better browsing experience to get ballpark figures and better explanation.  Big deal.
3. Nobody is saying this but you know what?  Signing up for benefits is hard.  It's hard when you get a job, it's hard when you change jobs.  There's lots of info you have to sift through and documents to provide. Frankly many (most?) of the individuals trying to sign up are low income, low education, not tech savvy, etc.  Many are marginally literate, don't regularly use websites to shop, etc.  Plus they just aren't used to signing up for this kind of stuff.  It would not surprise me that they get confused, frustrated, etc because they are left to try to sign up for this themselves rather than other government programs or at their employer where there is always an "office" somewhere with some kind of person to walk you through the process and help you.  WIC for instance has an office.  Companies have HR.  This doesn't strike me as having anything but a "mandate" to "gitter done".  I know some towns etc have set up places for people to go but I'm not aware of any systemic government office someone can go to in order to get help.  There's an 800 number but that's not how people are used to interacting with this kind of complicated process.
4. States that actually took this responsibility on seem to be fairing way way better.  It addresses my issues in item 3.

In short the exchanges are a great idea but they were conceived under the concept that the states would take ownership as it's in their best interest.  Numerous states have chosen to work outside their best interests and stick it to Obama no matter what it takes.
2013-10-26 11:13:00 AM
1 votes:
Michelle Obama
was in A Mother's Promise
with David Strathairn
who was in The River Wild
with Kevin Bacon.
2013-10-26 10:57:40 AM
1 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: hasty ambush: Obama administration approves No-Bid Halliburton Contract

SHHHHHHHHHH! Don't. The ODL won't take kindly to facts like this.


When Bush did it, his VP was a former CEO of Halliburton. Do you really not understand why that might be cause for concern for some people?
2013-10-26 10:47:36 AM
1 votes:
And if they'd disqualified this company because the First Lady knew someone who worked for that company, how long before we'd see a headline screaming about how the Job Creators at this poor company were unfairly disqualified from getting this contract because of an insinuated but never stated animosity between the First Lady and this person she knew from her college days?

biatch, crackers, owns the place, etc etc etc...
2013-10-26 10:44:15 AM
1 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: Remember the days when no bid contracts were a bad thing?


Yeah, I remember the stink you made over Hallibu... oh wait, no I don't.
2013-10-26 10:32:54 AM
1 votes:

Franco: Where was the republican outrage over the literally uncounted kickbacks and no bid contracts the Bush administration gave during the Iraq-Afghanistan war?


Republican outrage is only skin deep.
2013-10-26 09:57:55 AM
1 votes:

DSF6969: I refuse to click on a Daily Caller link.  Can someone give me a summery?



Apparently somebody Moochelle went to school with works at one of the Healthcare.gov firms. That's it.
2013-10-26 09:57:33 AM
1 votes:
I went to a state school. They send me a mailing every month. It lists what my classmates have been up to. Joining the service, getting married, dying, etc. In 7 years, I've recognized one name.

Apparently at Ivy Leaguee schools, everyone knows everyone.
2013-10-26 09:54:32 AM
1 votes:
I refuse to click on a Daily Caller link.  Can someone give me a summery?
2013-10-26 09:43:48 AM
1 votes:
Remember the days when no bid contracts were a bad thing?
 
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