Posts Tagged ‘Obamacare’

Obama’s Katrina

By mike flugennockTuesday - November 19th, 2013Categories: Health Care, Obamarama, Party Animals, media

The recent implosion of healthcare.gov and the millions of people losing their health insurance despite Obama’s promise (and we know what that’s worth) have created a “perfect storm” of FAIL which is leading many to refer to Obamacare — uh, sorry, the Affordable Care Act — as “Obama’s Katrina”.

In the meantime Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Chicago mayor and Obama flunkie Rahm Emanuel, is telling anybody who’ll listen that this pain parade is somehow the fault of Fox News. I’ll grant you, Fox News is a veritable media cesspool responsible for pimping all manner of slimy skankiness, but anyone paying the remotest attention over the past month will tell you that Fox News didn’t have anything to do with this FAIL festival.

While that business is going on, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi is all over MSDNC… uh, MSNBC… swearing up and down that Democrats are totally in line behind Obamacare. Yeah, sure, Nancy, just keep telling yourself that. Perhaps in some weirded-out dreamscape of yours, Democrats are in lockstep behind Obama’s corporate healthcare sweetheart deal, but out here in objective reality, buttloads of Democrats are running from Obamacare like it was a house on fire.

I can’t pretend I’m not enjoying this.

(And btw, I’m sure many of you are wondering what a hardcore Leftie like myself is doing citing articles at conservative news sites. Well, I’ll tell you… it’s a goddamn’ shame that I have to read the Washington Times and Newsbusters to get even half a clear idea of what the hell’s going on, because MSNBC is full of nothing but pimping and shucking these days. Think of it this way: I’m reading that crap so you don’t have to.)

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Hit Any Key To Continue

By mike flugennockTuesday - October 29th, 2013Categories: Health Care, Obamarama

Those of you of a certain age who worked in corporate or office environments will probably remember a certain piece of “office folk art” popular in most offices back during the dark days of MS-DOS: a big cartoon duck with a giant cartoon hammer about to deal a crushing death blow to a computer displaying the ancient MS-DOS post-crash message: “Hit any key to continue”.

This memory from my early working days came rushing back to me as I read the news of the ongoing saga of the FAIL parade that is healthcare.gov — the poor testing, the history of FAIL in the career of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the cronyism that figured in the choice of the firm to build the Web site. It’s comedy gold on a grand scale.

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Teabagger

By mike flugennockThursday - July 23rd, 2009Categories: Economy, Health Care, Obamarama, Party Animals, liberty, right wingnuts

The recent Teabaggers’ Shindig over at Senate Park(viewable above) has certainly left me inspired, to say the least. Never did I hear a gang of astroturfers yell more loudly about not being astroturfers even as they were funded by big, fat rightist PACs run by characters like Tom DeLay and Dick Armey, and never did I hear more yelling from a group about how they aren’t about Left or Right, even while they never missed an opportunity to slag the Left — or even on ordinary Liberals, for that matter — as the lot it was my fortune to cover this past Fourth Of July.

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Even more hilarious was their total ignorance of the causes and effects of events that happened before January 20, 2009 — forgetting, for instance, that the current corporate bailout fiasco was pushed by George W. Bush. Listening to the howls from the stage and checking out the composition of the crowd, it was as if the single reaction from the Teabagger Massmind boiled down to “OMFG, the President is a N1GG3R!” — like the old-timer in Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles, hollering from the top of the church steeple, “Here comes the new sheriff, and he’s a big…” …and it sure as hell didn’t help any as their event was organized and staged by members of a well-known White Power band, Pokerface.

So, considering all this, I thought to myself, “Self, it’s time you did a poster that announces the imminent arrival of the National Teabaggers’ Convention coming to town on the 12th of September, and maybe inspire some of the local anarchists and antifascists to organize a little welcoming committee.” So, I did.

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