Saturday, July 9, 2016

Obamacare in Oregon: An epic example of government incompetence that cost US taxpayers more than $300 million

Oregon has long set itself on the leading edge of ObamaCare failure. Their state exchange portal suffered catastrophic failure on launch, and after several months finally gave up entirely. That epic example of government incompetence cost US taxpayers more than $300 million.

At least their co-op lasted longer than those in most other states. In a classic Friday night news dump, the state intervened to shut down its last remaining ObamaCare co-op after the government realized that it had badly misrepresented how much federal funding it would receive.
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, which regulates insurance, is taking action to shutter the carrier after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced last week the CO-OP owes about $900,000 to the federal risk adjustment program, which pays health insurers that take on a disproportionate number of sick enrollees under the Affordable Care Act. The CO-OP expected to receive about $5 million from the program.
“The issue was the company badly misestimated the amount it would receive from the program,” DCBS Director Patrick Allen said.
That’s curious in and of itself. Supposedly, the co-ops exist to specifically address that contingent of sick enrollees. That report suggests that the co-op had a healthier than average risk pool in the ObamaCare system; otherwise, it would be a net recipient in the risk-adjustment program, not a net contributor. Even with that, the government-backed co-op still couldn’t make the ObamaCare model work...

“In other words, long before he was running for president, there was Donald Trump battling racism and anti-Semitism in Palm Beach society. Using every tool at his disposal”

In 1997, “...He put the light on Palm Beach,” said Abe Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. “Not on the beauty and the glitter, but on its seamier side of discrimination. It has an impact.”

Trump went further, asking the town council to lift the existing restrictions on the club, and sending them a copy of, “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner,” a film whose characters defy the race-based discrimination of the day....

The town council would not budge, leading Trump to file a $100 million lawsuit alleging the town was “discriminating against Mar-a-Lago, in part because it is open to Jews and African Americans,” reported The American Spectator.

The incident was profiled in a 1997 Wall Street Journal piece that discussed Trump’s clash with Palm Beach. Eventually, Palm Beach put an end to their discriminatory restrictions.

“In other words, long before he was running for president, there was Donald Trump battling racism and anti-Semitism in Palm Beach society. Using every tool at his disposal...”

Poll: Trump more popular with Hispanics than Romney

A curveball in Trump’s Veep search: He’s seriously considering a retired general

#BlackLivesMatter Claims They're For 'Justice And Dignity' While Their Supporters Call For The Murder Of Police.

"Three major casualties of Obamacare have been the rule of law, the separation of powers, and the Constitution."

A recent WEEKLY STANDARD editorial highlighted how the federal government is hiding some $104 billion in federal spending by falsely labeling Obamacare's outlays to insurance companies as "tax credits." Now a 157-page investigative report released by two powerful House committees—Ways and Means in conjunction with Energy and Commerce—finds that the Obama administration is illegally using funding for these "tax credits" to finance another part of Obamacare. In the process, the two committees declare, the administration has knowingly "broke[n] the law and violated the Constitution," by effectively granting itself the power of the purse....

Shooting deaths plummet as gun sales soar

Iranian commander boasts of arsenal that will "annihilate" Israel once the command is given

This has always been at the heart of why I think the Clintons are so repugnant

Comey was presented with a terrible set of options. He chose the one that would least damage his reputation and the reputation of his agency. I don’t like the decision, and I don’t agree with his arguments defending it. But the ultimate blame resides entirely with Hillary Clinton and her gang. They taint and politicize everything they touch, because they put their interests above everything else.

In a mere 11 days, arrogant, selfish actions by the Clintons contaminated three of the purest brands in Washington — Barack Obama, James Comey and Loretta Lynch — and jeopardized the futures of Hillary’s most loyal aides....

Cologne Migrant Who Licked And Groped Girls Laughs As He Walks Out Of Court A Free Man

Carson rips Obama after Dallas: 'Now is not the time to get political'

...The retired neurosurgeon, who's been a loyal supporter of Donald Trump since exiting the 2016 race, encouraged Americans to "imagine 24 or 48 hours with no police" before they rush to judgment.

"Yes, there are some bad apples and, yes, we will find ways to deal with them," Carson said. "But in no way do we indict the entire police force.

"There are bad apples in the police force like there are bad apples in everything. There are bad surgeons," he said. "But the vast majority of surgeons are wonderful people. So, you know, these opportunities will continue to happen and they will continue to do these things.

"But I guess the real issue is, you know, the president's going to start saying, see, gun control," Carson added.

Friday, July 8, 2016

LIMBAUGH: Conventions are the next targets

This is what we need more of.

The right tone.


Last night’s horrific execution-style shootings of 12 Dallas law enforcement officers – five of whom were killed and seven wounded - is an attack on our country. It is a coordinated, premeditated assault on the men and women who keep us safe.

We must restore law and order. We must restore the confidence of our people to be safe and secure in their homes and on the street.

The senseless, tragic deaths of two people in Louisiana and Minnesota reminds us how much more needs to be done.

This morning I offer my thoughts and prayers for all of the victims’ families, and we pray for our brave police officers and first responders who risk their lives to protect us every single day.

Our nation has become too divided. Too many Americans feel like they’ve lost hope. Crime is harming too many citizens. Racial tensions have gotten worse, not better. This isn’t the American Dream we all want for our children.

This is a time, perhaps more than ever, for strong leadership, love and compassion. We will pull through these tragedies.

Guess Which Presidential Candidate Was Scheduled For A Black Lives Matter Event Today? Hillary Clinton.



Thursday, July 7, 2016

DALLAS: 11 shot; now 4 officers, 1 woman dead at #BlackLivesMatter protest, possible bomb also

FBI Director Comey is basically trying to tell us it's rigged

Ann Coulter mentioned something today about the testimony of FBI Director James Comey and the manner of how he continually referenced people to re-read his initial statement about the Hillary Clinton investigation:

Is Director Comey, like Jeremiah Denton Jr, blinking T-O-R-T-U-R-E into the camera, only for Comey the coded message is C-O-E-R-C-I-O-N?


FEDS ARREST PRESS FOR REPORTING ON OPEN BORDER... Govt 'Completing Smuggling Cycle' For Illegals...

Obama Joint Effort With Corporations Can Resettle Refugees LIMITLESSLY...

Bernie Sanders booed by House Democrats

Sen. Bernie Sanders is still talking like a guy who’s running for president. But frustrated House Democrats — who booed him at one point during a morning meeting — say it’s time to stop.

With the Democratic convention just weeks away, Sanders still hasn’t endorsed one-time rival Hillary Clinton and dodged questions about when he would during a tense meeting Wednesday morning with House Democrats.

Sanders also stunned some of the Democrats in attendance when he told them that winning elections isn’t the only thing they should focus on. While they wanted to hear about how to beat Donald Trump — and how Sanders might help them win the House back — he was talking about remaking the country....

Newt Gingrich joins Donald Trump in Ohio

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton email claims collapse under FBI probe

Key assertions by Hillary Clinton in defense of her email practices have collapsed under FBI scrutiny.

The agency's yearlong investigation found that she did not, as she claimed, turn over all her work-related messages for release. It found that her private email server did carry classified emails, also contrary to her past statements. And it made clear that Clinton used many devices to send and receive email despite her statements that she set up her email system so that she only needed to carry one....

CLINTON: "I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material." News conference, March 2015.

THE FACTS: Actually, the FBI identified at least 113 emails that passed through Clinton's server and contained materials that were classified at the time they were sent, including some that were Top Secret and referred to a highly classified special access program, Comey said.

Most of those emails — 110 of them — were included among 30,000 emails that Clinton returned to the State Department around the time her use of a private email server was discovered. The three others were recovered from a forensic analysis of Clinton's server. "Any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton's position or in the position of those with whom she was corresponding about the matters should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation," Comey said. Clinton and her aides "were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information," he said.


CLINTON: "I never received nor sent any material that was marked classified." NBC interview, July 2016.

THE FACTS: Clinton has separately clung to her rationale that there were no classification markings on her emails that would have warned her and others not to transmit the sensitive material. But the private system did, in fact, handle emails that bore markings indicating they contained classified information, Comey said.

He said the marked emails were "a very small number." But that's not the only standard for judging how officials handle sensitive material, he added. "Even if information is not marked classified in an email, participants who know, or should know, that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it."


CLINTON: "I responded right away and provided all my emails that could possibly be work related" to the State Department. News conference, March 2015.

THE FACTS: Not so, the FBI found.

Comey said that when his forensic team examined Clinton's server it found there were "several thousand work-related emails that were not in the group of 30,000" that had been returned by Clinton to the State Department....
(and there's more)

Donald Trump’s June fundraising numbers are YUGE

Canadians Now Say Muslim Immigrants Have ‘Fundamentally Different Values’

Hacker leaks Democrats strategy to target GOP convention

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has allocated an $806,650 budget for its counter-events and tactics, according to documents posted online by an individual calling themselves “Guccifer 2.0.”

The hacker, who recently leaked the DNC's opposition file on Trump, also posted what appears to be a donor spreadsheet of more than 17,000 names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, event names and dollar figures marked “Amount.” A sampling of phone numbers tested appeared to accurately match voice mail boxes of the listed names.

The convention document says the DNC plans on gearing up its attacks against the Republicans' convention before it begins later this month....

A television proposal weighs likely media coverage, reading: “Why have a television station? MSNBC and other media outlets are no longer carrying our water. Republicans have forced the media to the right. The 'Liberal Media' is not liberal. It is very conservative."


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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Obama nearly doubles weapons, ammo purchases for civilian federal agencies despite anti-gun rhetoric...

Donald Trump is living rent-free in President Obama's head

JUST IN: Lynch called to testify before Congress on Clinton email probe

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

'She's crooked Hillary! Don't you understand that? This is one of the most crooked politicians in history!'

'It's corrupt! It's rigged! It's disgraceful!' Trump lets it all hang out after Hillary

'The question really has to be asked – is this: What is Hillary Clinton's motive? And to that, I'm even gonna say: Who cares? She's put us in danger,' Trump said to wild applause.

'And some people say that it's corrupt financially. I don't care what her motive is. All I know is she had a motive, but she's erased so many emails that we'll never find out, okay?'

'Bill and Hillary Clinton raked in millions of dollars from foreign governments, special interests and international corporations in exchange for favors, folks! For favors!' he yelled.

'She's crooked Hillary! Don't you understand that? This is one of the most crooked politicians in history!'

'The FBI today talked so horribly about this person,' he added later, 'to the point where you say, how can we possibly be talking about no charges?'

Trump said on a half-dozen occasions that Clinton had 'lied' to the American people.

'We now know that she lied to the country when she said she did not send classified information on her server,' Trump blasted. 'She lied!'
'She sent vast amounts of classified information, including information classified as Top Secret. Top Secret!'

Clinton is 'grossly incompetent... She would be such a lousy president, folks.'

“Those who lived under communism understand exactly what just happened”

If the GOP delegates do the right thing, the race can be won. Hillary is the most beatable Democrat her party could have nominated.

Hillary Clinton lied, the @FBI confirms.

FBI director said Crooked Hillary compromised our national security. No charges. Wow! #RiggedSystem


Are Dems REALLY celebrating that their presidential nominee is above the law?

"No one is above the law" --1974-2016

MAGIC: SHE'S CLEARED! FBI Director James Comey Confirmed that Everything Republicans Have Been Saying about Hillary's Email is True. But no charges will be filed.

The Democrats’ ‘Emergency’ Assault on the Second Amendment

Schumer and Obama misunderstand the Constitution.

FBI Director Comey addresses reporters at 11AM ET today at FBI HQ DC

A devastating drop in Hillary Clinton's lead over Trump

Snakes On A Plane:

...Attorney General Lynch goes to great lengths to walk through the parseltongue politispeak surrounding her meeting with Bill Clinton.

Pay attention to the phrases she is using. Specifically note the frequency of: “raises questions and concerns”, and “casts a shadow over how this case may be perceived”. Those phrases alone make the ethical case for recusal....

Lynch, a political appointee, will not recuse herself because that would mean she would be cut out of the loop, and the information to the Clinton camp -via the White House- would go dark.

President Obama and Hillary Clinton would lose their source to give them information on how the investigation is going. They would lose the advance notice. They would lose any control over what would be coming toward them.

That’s the problem.

That’s why Loretta Lynch will not recuse herself. (Read the rest at Conservative Treehouse)

There are two versions of the story of the meeting between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Lynch. Version 1 is that the husband of a top official facing potential indictment just hung out with the top official who gets to decide whether his wife gets indicted just talked casually.
Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state.

Lynch told reporters that the meeting at a Phoenix airport on Monday was unplanned and happened while the former president was waiting to depart and walked over to the attorney general's plane after she landed there.

Lynch was traveling with her husband and said her conversation with the former president "was a great deal about his grandchildren" and their travels.
So unplanned meeting that went on for around an hour and just invoked talk about Chelsea's kids. Here's the real life version.
Christopher Sign, the anchor for ABC 15 in Phoenix who broke the story, told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly Thursday, “She arrives, some people step off of her plane, the former president steps into her plane. They then speak for 30 minutes privately, the FBI there on the tarmac instructing everybody around, ‘no photos, no pictures, no cell phones.'”
When you have the FBI running around warning, no photos and no cell phones, those are specific instructions.

That means that they had orders to prevent any evidence of the chat from coming forward and those orders would have come from Lynch or one of her aides as Bill Clinton and his people have no authority to order the FBI to do anything. Which means that Lynch knew the meeting was wrong and tried to prevent it from coming to light. And you don't do that for a chat about the grandkids.

Which means that Lynch is also lying.

Bill Clinton is always looking for an edge and his meeting with the chief law enforcement officer of the United States just days before an FBI interrogation of his wife over a criminal investigation is subliminal and yet, to the point: if my wife is elected President, you get whatever you want....