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(Townhall)   The new and "improved" ObamaCare site crashes live, on CNN   (townhall.com ) divider line
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2013-12-02 09:39:52 AM  
No, they have a pre-loaded error message and then it works just fine for them "live" on CNN
 
2013-12-02 09:41:42 AM  
is it Moran Monday already?
 
2013-12-02 09:42:57 AM  
There's a Paul Walker joke to be made here.
 
2013-12-02 09:55:43 AM  
You know, everyone compares Obamacare to the Titanic and the Hindenburg, but that's not fair.  At least those things worked for a little while before crashing and burning, sinking, exploding, collapsing and drowning into a fiery, watery orgy of catastrophic failure.  Oh, the humanity.
 
2013-12-02 10:00:36 AM  
"...on CNN"

So no one saw it?
 
2013-12-02 10:01:35 AM  
So, the state of Kentucky is smarter than CNN?


As much fun as I make of the idiots in this state, that seems about right.
 
2013-12-02 10:02:03 AM  
Knowing CNN they were probably trying to get online via ColecoVision
 
2013-12-02 10:03:02 AM  
This is the final nail in the Obongocare coffin.  You're finished, 0bam0.  Pack your bags and leave town.
 
2013-12-02 10:03:10 AM  
WHAR MOAR INTERNETS TUBES FARTBONGO WHAR
 
2013-12-02 10:03:18 AM  
That woman has got wonky eyes.

Also, refreshing a page that you've submitted data to will typically make any website barf. So there's that.
 
2013-12-02 10:04:01 AM  
We still have another year of this.  People will be claiming their computer go infected by viruses from the website within a month.  ACORN using the healthcare.org database to target voters.  Database shared with NSA to target Conservative voters for IRS audits.  This is just the derp of the iceberg.
 
2013-12-02 10:04:59 AM  

Il Douchey: You know, everyone compares Obamacare to the Titanic and the Hindenburg, but that's not fair.  At least those things worked for a little while before crashing and burning, sinking, exploding, collapsing and drowning into a fiery, watery orgy of catastrophic failure.  Oh, the humanity.


What a lost opportunity, when you could have gone this way: You know, everyone compares Obamacare to events that killed people, but that's not fair. At least those things are suppose to kill people while crashing and burning, sinking, exploding, collapsing and drowning into a fiery, watery orgy of catastrophic failure. Obamacare was suppose to save people. Oh, the humanity.

Course, nobody has died and they are unlikely to die because of it. . .but facts aren't what we are after.
 
2013-12-02 10:05:17 AM  
Economic recovery
End Iraq War
Turn Osama Bin Laden into fish food
Headshot three Somali "entrepreneurs"
Negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran
Reduce life expectancy of "Al Quada #2 man" to approximately 36 hours.
Avoid a freaking war with Iran
Sucessfully stop well over a dozen terrorist attacks on the US
Eliminate DADT in the military
Repeal DOMA
Allow DJIA to rocket from 6,000 to 16,000
Fund NASA's new, gi-freaking-normous SLS launch platform
Stabilize US monetary policy
Leverage Russia's relationship with Libya to negotiate surrender of chemical weapons
Boost US gun recreational firearms sales by over 30%
Make it through 2009 without starting a war against a random country
Make it through 2010 without starting a war against a random country
Make it through 2011 without starting a war against a random country
Make it through 2012 without starting a war against a random country
(Jury's still out on 2013 but it's looking pretty good)
Avoid appointing a Ken Lay-grade villian to a cabinet post
Avoid appointing a Bernie Ebbers-grade crook to "chief henhouse guard"
Reduce the budget defecit
Not nominate a single Harriet Miers
Write HTML code and MySQL backends

OMG. Miserable failure!
 
2013-12-02 10:05:39 AM  
I just tried logging into my account now. After a couple of false starts because I had to remember my login and password, I got into the system with zero problems very quickly.
 
2013-12-02 10:06:43 AM  
Because you know, this website is the only place you can sign up for health insurance.

Obama lost my vote next election.
 
2013-12-02 10:07:05 AM  
Are we still going without the "cause and effect" rhetoric, CNN? Maybe, why did the site crash?
 
2013-12-02 10:07:59 AM  
That's actually pretty funny. It's to bad this is a political Thing™ now so we can't take the piss without summoning the potato storm.
 
2013-12-02 10:10:04 AM  
I tried to sign up at the website, and the next thing I know my garage door is going up and down, my coffee maker will only brew decaf, and for some reason Alec Baldwin is in my laundry room.
 
2013-12-02 10:13:47 AM  

unlikely: No, they have a pre-loaded error message and then it works just fine for them "live" on CNN


This minor inconvenience is like Pearl Harbor being raped by 9/11.
 
2013-12-02 10:14:03 AM  

Il Douchey: You know, everyone compares Obamacare to the Titanic and the Hindenburg, but that's not fair.  At least those things worked for a little while before crashing and burning, sinking, exploding, collapsing and drowning into a fiery, watery orgy of catastrophic failure.  Oh, the humanity.


We'll that and no one has died using the website.
 
2013-12-02 10:14:12 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I tried to sign up at the website, and the next thing I know my garage door is going up and down, my coffee maker will only brew decaf, and for some reason Alec Baldwin is in my laundry room.


At least there's a good chance you'll get a decent interest rate on your Capital One card, you barbarian bastard.
 
2013-12-02 10:15:05 AM  

Triple Oak: Are we still going without the "cause and effect" rhetoric, CNN? Maybe, why did the site crash?


Because you touch yourself at night.
 
2013-12-02 10:15:15 AM  

Triple Oak: Are we still going without the "cause and effect" rhetoric, CNN? Maybe, why did the site crash?


Context is irrelevant to the narrative of "failure". Typical CNN viewers lack sufficient understanding of web server backend technology to comprehend that a failure to load a webpage is not evidence of a catastrophic collapse.
 
2013-12-02 10:16:10 AM  
It worked for me.  The site could be made a lot easier to use but it worked fine.
 
2013-12-02 10:16:27 AM  

limeyfellow: Il Douchey: You know, everyone compares Obamacare to the Titanic and the Hindenburg, but that's not fair.  At least those things worked for a little while before crashing and burning, sinking, exploding, collapsing and drowning into a fiery, watery orgy of catastrophic failure.  Oh, the humanity.

We'll that and no one has died using the website.


Are you ignorant of the "death panels"?
 
2013-12-02 10:16:43 AM  
Sometimes Google won't load and I'm sure it's because the college kids next door are hacking into my credit cards
 
2013-12-02 10:16:44 AM  

MisterTweak: Economic recovery
End Iraq War
Turn Osama Bin Laden into fish food
Headshot three Somali "entrepreneurs"
Negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran
Reduce life expectancy of "Al Quada #2 man" to approximately 36 hours.
Avoid a freaking war with Iran
Sucessfully stop well over a dozen terrorist attacks on the US
Eliminate DADT in the military
Repeal DOMA
Allow DJIA to rocket from 6,000 to 16,000
Fund NASA's new, gi-freaking-normous SLS launch platform
Stabilize US monetary policy
Leverage Russia's relationship with Libya to negotiate surrender of chemical weapons
Boost US gun recreational firearms sales by over 30%
Make it through 2009 without starting a war against a random country
Make it through 2010 without starting a war against a random country
Make it through 2011 without starting a war against a random country
Make it through 2012 without starting a war against a random country
(Jury's still out on 2013 but it's looking pretty good)
Avoid appointing a Ken Lay-grade villian to a cabinet post
Avoid appointing a Bernie Ebbers-grade crook to "chief henhouse guard"
Reduce the budget defecit
Not nominate a single Harriet Miers
Write HTML code and MySQL backends

OMG. Miserable failure!


You don't understand! He's "to the right of Nixon" + he's a commie + he can't program!

Worst president EVAR!
 
2013-12-02 10:18:26 AM  
Nobody?  Okay.

mrwgifs.com
 
2013-12-02 10:18:51 AM  
"Wahhhh! Obamacare must die!"

"Waaaahhh! Obamacare website doesn't work right!"
 
2013-12-02 10:19:01 AM  

unlikely: No, they have a pre-loaded error message and then it works just fine for them "live" on CNN


That's what i was wondering... He stopped when he got to the error message, and as soon as they refreshed, it worked fine. Of course, he got the error message by trying to refresh while it was processing his request in the first place, which happens on plenty of websites. If they are crunching the data they need to display, they don't really like you trying to make them force it, and return errors.
 
2013-12-02 10:19:14 AM  
CNN Good thing, bad thing?

Obamacare?, yes or no.
Breathing?yes or no.
Life? yes or no.
GOP?yes or no.
Health care?yes or no.

God?have they gotten shiatty, or shiattier
 
2013-12-02 10:20:39 AM  

limeyfellow: Il Douchey: You know, everyone compares Obamacare to the Titanic and the Hindenburg, but that's not fair.  At least those things worked for a little while before crashing and burning, sinking, exploding, collapsing and drowning into a fiery, watery orgy of catastrophic failure.  Oh, the humanity.

We'll that and no one has died using the website.


Yet.  I'm sure that at some point someone will nick an artery and try to logon to get an ambulance.
 
2013-12-02 10:21:30 AM  

Serious Black: I just tried logging into my account now. After a couple of false starts because I had to remember my login and password, I got into the system with zero problems very quickly.


I actually put a policy in my cart about 2 weeks ago. I got snail mail from Blue Cross Blue Shield telling me if I wanted it to in effect 1/1/14 I needed to send them a payment.

I also got a few pieces of junk mail from a couple insurance companies. Someone shared my info. My money is on BCBS.
 
2013-12-02 10:22:02 AM  

MisterTweak: Economic recovery
End Iraq War
Turn Osama Bin Laden into fish food
Headshot three Somali "entrepreneurs"
Negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran
Reduce life expectancy of "Al Quada #2 man" to approximately 36 hours.
Avoid a freaking war with Iran
Sucessfully stop well over a dozen terrorist attacks on the US
Eliminate DADT in the military
Repeal DOMA
Allow DJIA to rocket from 6,000 to 16,000
Fund NASA's new, gi-freaking-normous SLS launch platform
Stabilize US monetary policy
Leverage Russia's relationship with Libya to negotiate surrender of chemical weapons
Boost US gun recreational firearms sales by over 30%
Make it through 2009 without starting a war against a random country
Make it through 2010 without starting a war against a random country
Make it through 2011 without starting a war against a random country
Make it through 2012 without starting a war against a random country
(Jury's still out on 2013 but it's looking pretty good)
Avoid appointing a Ken Lay-grade villian to a cabinet post
Avoid appointing a Bernie Ebbers-grade crook to "chief henhouse guard"
Reduce the budget defecit
Not nominate a single Harriet Miers

Negotiate nuclear arms reduction with Russia
Extend nuclear arms treaty with Russia
Eliminate health insurance lifetime caps and "pre-existing conditions.
"
Saved the US auto industry
Removed banks from federal student loans
Increased fuel efficiency standards
Passed credit card reforms
Made it easier for women to sue if they are being discriminated regarding pay equality
Expanded health coverage for children (CHIP)
Expanded stem cell research

Write HTML code and MySQL backends

OMG. Miserable failure!


I assume Libya fits the bill for "random country."  But I agree with your point so I added a few of my own.
 
2013-12-02 10:24:29 AM  

Mikey1969: unlikely: No, they have a pre-loaded error message and then it works just fine for them "live" on CNN

That's what i was wondering... He stopped when he got to the error message, and as soon as they refreshed, it worked fine. Of course, he got the error message by trying to refresh while it was processing his request in the first place, which happens on plenty of websites. If they are crunching the data they need to display, they don't really like you trying to make them force it, and return errors.


My favorite part was that even as you could see it load up fine in the background, they kept talking about it as if it still wasn't working.
 
2013-12-02 10:25:26 AM  

lennavan: Increased fuel efficiency standards
Passed credit card reforms
Made it easier for women to sue if they are being discriminated regarding pay equality
Expanded health coverage for children (CHIP)
Expanded stem cell research


By Republican standards, these are atrocities.
 
2013-12-02 10:25:27 AM  

MisterTweak: Economic recovery
End Iraq War
Turn Osama Bin Laden into fish food
Headshot three Somali "entrepreneurs"
Negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran
Reduce life expectancy of "Al Quada #2 man" to approximately 36 hours.
Avoid a freaking war with Iran
Sucessfully stop well over a dozen terrorist attacks on the US

Eliminate DADT in the military
Repeal DOMA
Allow DJIA to rocket from 6,000 to 16,000
Fund NASA's new, gi-freaking-normous SLS launch platform
Stabilize US monetary policy
Leverage Russia's relationship with Libya to negotiate surrender of chemical weapons
Boost US gun recreational firearms sales by over 30%
Make it through 2009 without starting a war against a random country
Make it through 2010 without starting a war against a random country
Make it through 2011 without starting a war against a random country
Make it through 2012 without starting a war against a random country

(Jury's still out on 2013 but it's looking pretty good)
Avoid appointing a Ken Lay-grade villian to a cabinet post
Avoid appointing a Bernie Ebbers-grade crook to "chief henhouse guard"
Reduce the budget defecit
Not nominate a single Harriet Miers
Write HTML code and MySQL backends

OMG. Miserable failure!



I think this is the image you're looking for:
i13.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-02 10:25:47 AM  

lennavan: Because you know, this website is the only place you can sign up for health insurance.

Obama lost my vote next election.


Wait. He's not eligib... Oh I get it. Good one lenny
 
2013-12-02 10:27:37 AM  

Bareefer Obonghit: There's a Paul Walker joke to be made here.


Pages were loading Fast and Furious and then...
 
2013-12-02 10:27:38 AM  

lennavan: I assume Libya fits the bill for "random country."


Point of order: He didn't start that war, he ended it.
 
2013-12-02 10:27:49 AM  
I say get the website up and running so we can stop laughing at it.

Then the people who actually work for a living will actually realize if they aren't losing their nice plans, they're ending up paying a lot more for a plan with a lot less. That will be fun when we get around to it.

/pissed he's in this boat right now with a lot of others.
 
2013-12-02 10:30:23 AM  
s2.dmcdn.net
 
2013-12-02 10:31:10 AM  

Terrible Old Man: Then the people who actually work for a living will actually realize if they aren't losing their nice plans, they're ending up paying a lot more for a plan with a lot less. That will be fun when we get around to it.


You'll be able to get no-cost birth control though, which may help balance out your hormonal mood swings.
 
2013-12-02 10:32:20 AM  
Therefor, Ted Cruz is president for life.
 
2013-12-02 10:32:26 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Mikey1969: unlikely: No, they have a pre-loaded error message and then it works just fine for them "live" on CNN

That's what i was wondering... He stopped when he got to the error message, and as soon as they refreshed, it worked fine. Of course, he got the error message by trying to refresh while it was processing his request in the first place, which happens on plenty of websites. If they are crunching the data they need to display, they don't really like you trying to make them force it, and return errors.

My favorite part was that even as you could see it load up fine in the background, they kept talking about it as if it still wasn't working.


Yeah, I was waiting for the camera to cut or something. The guy didn't miss a beat though, did he? It's not like he said 'Well, now it works for me, but imagine high demand, yadda, yadda...', he just kept talking like the thing was still on the error page. And how many times are we going to hear about this in the rest of the internets today, I wonder?
 
2013-12-02 10:33:48 AM  

Lord_Baull: lennavan: I assume Libya fits the bill for "random country."

Point of order: He didn't start that war, he ended it.


He started our involvement in it which is what really matters.  The implication in listing those years was Bush started two wars.  The conservative response that mirrors yours could be "we didn't start it, they attacked us (9/11) and for Iraq Saddam started a war on his own civilian population, not us."  Now the obvious response is the difference between our involvement in Libya versus Iraq/Afghanistan is farking enormous but you're just opening up yourself to derp.  The list is significantly stronger if you leave out "without starting a war" bit.  I only suggested removing the one year but really I think he should remove them all.
 
2013-12-02 10:34:08 AM  
dat dang o'bammy made that thur webplace and i couldnt  git on with my gateway computermajig thru mah aol dialup.
 
2013-12-02 10:34:35 AM  

MisterTweak: Reduce life expectancy of "Al Quada #2 man" to approximately 36 hours.


Umm, Al Qaeda's #2 (talking the real Al Qaeda, not "Al Qaeda in Iraq" or the other offshoots) has not been killed since 2001 (Muhammed Otef). Zawahiri is still alive and kicking (and is #1 now with the promotion) and the current one (rumored to be Saif al Adel amongst a few others) is alive as well
 
2013-12-02 10:34:40 AM  
 
2013-12-02 10:35:06 AM  
Imagine a world where every time CNN did something disingenuous or meant only to gin up ratings, we got to cane Wolf Blitzer.
 
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