Monthly Archives: December 2017

Oh, man: Obamacare ‘glitch girl’ hasn’t enrolled, ‘wasn’t even paid for her trouble’

http://twitter.com/#!/RyanJCroft/status/400634768443715584

As Twitchy reported, it wasn’t easy being the face of the most hated website in America. The model who appeared on the HealthCare.gov splash page is thrilled that her photo has been removed and says she endured weeks of “cyberbullying.” ABC tracked down the married mother, known only as “Adriana,” and revealed more about her in an exclusive report today.

http://twitter.com/#!/MomMilkshake/status/400596821342302208

That’s right. Millions upon millions spent on the craptastic Obamacare website and not a dime went to the woman who never expected her face to become synonymous with utter failure.

https://twitter.com/rickklein/status/400585972124889088

ABC reports that she approached a contact at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and negotiated “free family photographs” in exchange for becoming the face of 404care. Ouch!

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Adriana is reportedly a legal permanent resident who hopes to become a citizen. And evidently, she isn’t particularly interested in Obamacare even though ABC reports that she’s eligible.

http://twitter.com/#!/Sultanknish/status/400647482738081793

ABC’s report also includes snort-worthy quotes from Health and Human Services officials.

http://twitter.com/#!/charlescwcooke/status/400591776194760704
http://twitter.com/#!/charlescwcooke/status/400592871201710081

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/13/oh-man-obamacare-glitch-girl-hasnt-enrolled-wasnt-even-paid-for-her-trouble/

Oliver Willis: Not every debate has two ‘equally valid sides’

http://twitter.com/#!/MrDonCarpenter/status/520618468123488256

Oliver Willis and Media Matters had a problem with the credibility of a “gun researcher” quoted in a Washington Times story who said a report from the Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety was “riddled with errors”:

NRA-Friendly Washington Times Turns To Discredited Gun Researcher John Lott http://t.co/1W3kZJY496

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 10, 2014

Willis was asked what’s wrong with hearing from the other side of the issue:

@owillis Can't a debate have two sides? Why does the left always try to slander people when they don't agree? We need some more civility

— Kelly Riddell (@KellyRiddell) October 10, 2014

As it turns out, somebody’s got to be the one to decide which arguments are too silly to be debated, and which people are too “discredited” to debate them::

not every debate has two equally valid sides MT @KellyRiddell Can't a debate have two sides?

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 10, 2014

Uh-huh. And who gets to decide which argument is or isn’t “valid”?

This thinking is the road to fascism. https://t.co/w2TxJgXXHx

— John Nolte (@NolteNC) October 10, 2014

"the moon is a satellite" "no its made of green cheese" debate! RT @NolteNC This thinking is the road to fascism. https://t.co/BvwelfDMWc

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 10, 2014

An argument in opposition to gun-grabbing nanny-stater Michael Bloomberg is now on the level of saying the moon is made of green cheese?

@owillis yeah, cuz that's what you're talking about. Childish reply.

— John Nolte (@NolteNC) October 10, 2014

@NolteNC thats exactly what im talking about. you cant debate objective fact + reality, and if u do thats the real tyranny.

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 10, 2014

That from the person who argued that it wasn’t intellectually dishonest for Salon to insinuate that George Wallace was a “southern Republican”?

@owillis and who gets the power to decide that? Earth is flat. Planet is cooling. Blacks not fully human. All objective fact & reality once.

— John Nolte (@NolteNC) October 10, 2014

@NolteNC yes and when science disproved them, the vast majority of us moved on. although the right thinks jury's still out on some.

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 10, 2014

@owillis right just like the science was settled on AGW before the planet stopped warming for 18 years. Pure fascism.

— John Nolte (@NolteNC) October 10, 2014

@NolteNC except it hasnt stopped warming, but please proceed with your godwinning

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 10, 2014

@owillis but the sicence is settled, the planet has not warmed in 18 years. MY GOD WHY ARE WE DEBATING THIS.

— John Nolte (@NolteNC) October 10, 2014

@NolteNC youre the only one debating it.

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 10, 2014

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Related:

Because of course: ‘Reliable dumbass’ Oliver Willis plays the ‘Crusades’ card

Did Oliver Willis have the best tweet about Scottish independence? [photos]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/10/oliver-willis-not-every-debate-has-two-equally-valid-sides-guess-which-side-is-usually-invalid/

21 Frustrating Realities Of Being A Black Nerd

#BlerdSquad

1. Attempting to reconcile two very distinct cultures which is, often times, difficult.

In other words “too black for the nerdy kids, but too nerdy for the black kids.”

2. When people realize you’re not the “cool black kid” of lore.

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Sorry guys. My input on what’s going on in hip-hop culture is severely limited.

3. You know all too well that your parents kinda don’t get it.

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4. Dealing with the people who expect you to always have strong feelings on the casting of traditional superheroes as POC.

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5. And when they realize you actually like the original Peter Parker, they treat it as if you’ve disrespected your people.

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Just because I don’t care that the next Spider-Man is black doesn’t mean I don’t support the cause, people.

6. The realization that there are not a lot of POC options to cosplay as.

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7. So you say “Fuck it,” and just do you.

8. Having to call out people for making racist slurs on Xbox Live is just a typical day.

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9. Not to mention the racist remarks on online forums and in fan chat rooms.

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10. And you always have a weird sense of camaraderie with any other POC at conventions.

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11. You have to bite your tongue when people insist that historically, black people wouldn’t be in things like Lord of the Rings.

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12. Or assume that the black character in a series must be your favorite.

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13. Then there are those times when you read a novel and imagine a character as a POC…

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14. … but then you watch the movie and realize they’re actually white.

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15. Or worse, when you know a character’s a POC, but the movie casts them as white anyway.

16. Then you notice that every main character in a video game is white.

17. POC superhero figures were so few that seeing them at all made a huge impact on you as a kid.

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18. Which made meeting your childhood POC idols the greatest treat because of how much they made you believe that you could be special, too.

19. It’s always upsetting when you watch all the POC die or leave your favorite show.

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20. And you’re reminded, yet again, how much representation actually matters.

 

21. But you can’t deny the comradeship that comes with being a part of the blerd community.

Thumbnail photo credit: Warner Brothers Television via http://starcrush.com/then-now-alfonso-ribeiro/

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/moniquesteele/realities-of-being-a-black-nerd

Obnoxious DNC staffer asks if RNC staffer got her job with a ‘binder rec’

http://twitter.com/#!/MelanieDNC/status/258607289227939840

Evidently this is what passes for humor with Big Bird-obsessed Democrats.

DNC trying to be funny? #sad RT @melaniednc: .@kakukowski Hey, how did you get to the RNC? Binder rec, I’m assuming…

— Brittany Cohan (@bccohan) October 17, 2012

.@melaniednc it is sad u have nothing else to talk about than a gov who wanted to hire women & hired more than any other in the country

— Kirsten Kukowski (@kakukowski) October 17, 2012

Bingo! Gov. Romney had a female lieutenant governor, a female chief of staff and women made up half his cabinet. President Lady Parts? Not so much.

4: President Obama had four women in his cabinet of 15 in the first months after he assumed office in 2009. transitionjobs.us/appointments

— Brendan Buck (@Brendan_Buck) October 17, 2012

Perhaps instead of sneering at “binder recs,” DNC press secretary Melanie Roussell should be putting together “binders full of women” for President Obama.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/17/obnoxious-dnc-press-secretary-asks-if-rnc-press-secretary-got-her-job-with-a-binder-rec/

OMG! Rider Strong Is Now A Dad!

The star of Boy Meets World and your teen bedroom ceiling has welcomed his first child. Wuuuuuut?

1. Boy Meets World fans, brace yourselves. Shawn Hunter is officially someone’s dad.

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2. Your favorite bad boy Rider Strong and his wife Alexandra Barreto have welcomed their first child.

The couple, who never announced that they were expecting, surprised fans with the birth of their son, named Indigo Baretto Strong.

4. But wait… how could this be?

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5. Weren’t we just fanning out to his teen antics, like yesterday?

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6. Apparently not.

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It’s not enough that Cory and Topanga play parents on Girl Meets World, but now Shawn has to go and be one in real life? It’s almost too much.

7. Congratulations, Rider and Alexandra!

As for the rest of you, you’re old.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/morganshanahan/rider-strong-aka-shawn-hunter-had-a-baby625-and-you-are-old