Monthly Archives: March 2018

Perfect! Affordable Care Act architect dubbed ‘the MacGruber of Obamacare’

http://twitter.com/#!/TheRealBepo/status/492747408900902913

The stories today about Jonathan Gruber were just to tempting to avoid making the connection:

http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/492720696091762689

“The MacGruber of Obamacare”? Perfect!

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http://twitter.com/#!/UrbanAchievr/status/492721147595612160
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http://twitter.com/#!/NathanWurtzel/status/492694133677772801
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http://twitter.com/#!/guypbenson/status/492730317242118144

Jonathan “Mac” Gruber’s day in a nutshell:

http://twitter.com/#!/guypbenson/status/492728866570772480

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Related:

‘Third time’s the charm’: John Sexton may have found another Gruber ‘speak-o’

Obamacare architect admits in 2012 that subsidies were limited to state-run exchanges

MSNBC host Chris Hayes: ‘Find me a legislator saying what Gruber said.’

Better make that juicebox a double! Ezra Klein’s having a ‘Rodney Dangerfield moment’

From ‘typo’ to ‘speak-o’: Jonathan Gruber claims he made a ‘mistake’ in 2012 video

‘Enduring legacy’: Jonathan Gruber’s ‘speak-o’ defense earns fast mockery

‘Oops’: Jonathan Gruber’s Obamacare ‘mistake’ wasn’t a one-time-only ‘speak-o’

‘Speak-o’ the devil! ‘It’s. The. Law.’ gets a much-needed rewrite

‘Gruber vs. Gruber’: Obamacare architect’s lie exposed with ‘devastating’ flashback 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/25/perfect-affordable-care-act-architect-dubbed-the-macgruber-of-obamacare/

Rep. Maurice Hinchey still clueless about Obamacare

http://twitter.com/#!/mauricehinchey/status/218407198248808449

Despite what Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) would have us believe, a health insurance company cannot disenroll a member simply because the member gets sick. If an insurer did that, any trial lawyer would jump at the opportunity to sue. This is true today, and it was true long before Obamacare was enacted.

We all heard the horror stories about insurance companies during the Obamacare debate. Turns out that most of those stories were fables.

Moreover, most large private insurance companies publicly stated prior to today’s Supreme Court ruling that no matter what the Court decided they would be keeping many of the mandates from Obamacare that had already taken effect.

Looks like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was wrong: Two years after it was enacted, some of the most adamant supporters of the Affordable Care Act are still very confused about what is actually in the law.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/28/maurice-hinchey-still-clueless-about-obamacare/

‘Project much?’ Hillary cheerleader Brad Woodhouse calls Bernie Sanders a ‘calculating fraud’

In an interview yesterday, Bernie Sanders, who is in the U.S. Senate as an Independent, said that one factor in deciding to run for president as a Democrat was media coverage:

Brad Woodhouse had harsh but ironic words for Sanders:

Coming from a Hillary supporter that’s really something. And please pass the popcorn!

Get a rope? Hillary defender Brad Woodhouse accuses Rich Lowry of treason; Mocking ensues

Never go full Cher: Brad Woodhouse has meltdown trying to spin for Hillary

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/03/15/project-much-hillary-cheerleader-brad-woodhouse-calls-bernie-sanders-a-calculating-fraud/

‘He Doesn’t Need To Be Told.’ Cops Spark Outrage In Arrest Of Young Autistic Boy

Children with disabilities go through a lot every day just to get by.

Not only is school more difficult for them, but they also face harassment and bullying. Some have trouble controlling their own behaviors. The people who work with these children have big hearts and a lot of training to deal with such behaviors, which can sometimes be violent.

John Haywood, who’s just 10 years old, has autism. He doesn’t like to be touched and has been known to have violent outbursts. He was expelled from his school and was completing the curriculum at home, but when his mother brought him in for some standardized testing, she got the shock of her life when the boy was arrested on the spot.

John’s mother recorded the whole thing, and it’s upsetting to watch. The boy is clearly confused and upset, but the officers refuse to tell his mother why he’s being arrested.

The charges stem from an incident six months earlier in which John hit and kicked a professional at the school and may have threatened them. The victim of the violence says they pressed charges so that John’s mother would get him additional help.

They wrote a letter asking for the charges to be dropped, but the state of Florida is now in charge of prosecution. “In this case, we are not seeking to give him a criminal record or anything of that nature,” state prosecutor Ashley Albright said. “The goal is to get the Department of Juvenile Justice and the state of Florida to provide some additional assistance and counseling for him.”

Read More: After The Love Of Her Life Committed Suicide, She Made It Her Mission To Save Others

The police department is coming under fire for their treatment of John, who like many autistic people, is sensitive to touch. He repeatedly asked not to be touched during the arrest.

In addition, people who work with autistic kids say that pressing charges against the boy is unusual. Many of the behaviors he exhibited, while certainly grounds for leaving the school environment, are common and require care, not arrest.

This is such a tough situation. What do you think should have been done? Let us know in the comments and share this to raise awareness about autism in children.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/autistic-boy-arrest/

Drooling Letterman calls Rachel Maddow ‘smartest person in the world’

http://twitter.com/#!/mitchellreports/status/238485761337487361

Oh my! No one told us David Letterman was actually funny these days! Thanks for the giggle-inducing tip, Andrea Mitchell!

Earlier this year, the “Late Show” host called Rachel Maddow the smartest person in all of journalism. We’re still snickering over that one. And last night, he was at it again, proclaiming her “the smartest person on television.”

If that wasn’t a comedy bit, here’s one possible explanation:

He only has a couple channels. RT @mitchellreports: Letterman on his guest @maddow "smartest person on television"

— Jitney Guy (@JitneyGuy) August 23, 2012

After basking in the MSNBC host’s sheer brilliance, Letterman was overcome by the need to kick it up a notch. She isn’t merely the smartest person on TV — she’s the smartest person in the whole wide world! Paging Mensa …

Letterman updates his assessment of Maddow: she's now the smartest person in the world. Good one, Dave.

— = all (@Madabip) August 23, 2012

Ha! That’s almost as funny as when Maddow suggested Nancy Pelosi should have a building named after her. Or the snort-worthy time she said the Citizens United decision “got rid of all the campaign finance laws in this country.” All of them.

Her genius is staggering. But hey, dishonest lefties have to stick together.

A worm praising a snake. RT @mitchellreports: Letterman on his guest @maddow "smartest person on television"

— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) August 23, 2012

If @maddow is the smartest person on tv, then that just shows how low tv has become since its invention

— Dywan Washington II (@DywanWII) August 23, 2012

And clearly, one-man brain trust Dave Letterman knows smart.

Who's he to judge? RT @mitchellreports: Letterman on his guest @maddow "smartest person on television"

— Noel Sheppard (@NoelSheppard) August 23, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/23/drool-bucket-alert-david-letterman-calls-rachel-maddow-the-smartest-person-in-the-world/

‘Is this for real?’ Carl Reiner gives ‘dumb’ reason to ‘elect our 1st woman president’

Carl Reiner is a comedy legend, and we respect him for that. But we can’t really respect him for this logic:

Sigh.

Yeah … that’s not gonna cut it, Carl.

Indeed.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/01/21/is-this-for-real-carl-reiner-gives-dumb-reason-to-elect-our-1st-woman-president/

‘Just following Nancy’s lead’! NPR needs a health care history lesson

Read more: http://twitchy.com/sd-3133/2017/05/04/just-following-nancys-lead-npr-needs-a-health-care-history-lesson/