thinksquad:

What happens when irresponsible parents leave their child unattended?

And you think gays would make bad parents.

fucking white trash

engadget:

White House has had legal talks with Samsung about that presidential selfie

This makes me sad to be an American…Is he the President or a goddamn celebrity whore.

engadget:

White House has had legal talks with Samsung about that presidential selfie

This makes me sad to be an American…Is he the President or a goddamn celebrity whore.

obamadawn:

Liberals view of math…..much like all of their views…..diseased and void of common sense!

obamadawn:

Liberals view of math…..much like all of their views…..diseased and void of common sense!

(via americas-liberty)

breakingnews:

Atlanta Archbishop to sell $2.2 million residence after outcry
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: In an attempt to appease angry parishioners, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta said Saturday that he will sell a $2.2 million residence and move into another available archdiocese property.
The decision came after a meeting at the Archdiocese of Atlanta with three advisory councils.
Photo: In this March 31, 2014, photo the new $2.2 million mansion that is the residence of Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory stands in the upscale Buckhead neighborhood in Atlanta. (AP)

Just another reason I cannot stand organized religion. How much real good could have $2.2mil have done in the Atlanta community?

breakingnews:

Atlanta Archbishop to sell $2.2 million residence after outcry

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: In an attempt to appease angry parishioners, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta said Saturday that he will sell a $2.2 million residence and move into another available archdiocese property.

The decision came after a meeting at the Archdiocese of Atlanta with three advisory councils.

Photo: In this March 31, 2014, photo the new $2.2 million mansion that is the residence of Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory stands in the upscale Buckhead neighborhood in Atlanta. (AP)

Just another reason I cannot stand organized religion. How much real good could have $2.2mil have done in the Atlanta community?

Obamacare Enrollees 'Finding it Impossible to Cancel Their Plans'

stuff-that-irks-me:

More than six weeks later after spending 50 to 60 hours on the phone his policy is still not canceled.’

A Florida TV station reports that a man has spent 50-60 hours trying to cancel his Obamacare plan, and he still can’t get off it:

"We are hearing about a new problem that involves the Affordable Care Act," said the anchor. "People who signed up for coverage are finding it impossible to cancel their plans. Channel 9’s Lori Brown spoke with an Orlando man who has been trying unsuccessfully to cancel for more than six weeks now."

"Andrew Robinson was looking forward to getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. He has a small publishing business and works part time, so he hasn’t had coverage. In early January he signed up for a plan that cost nearly $300 a month. About a half hour later he and his wife realized they could barely afford that. They quickly found a less expensive plan through Humana for $116 a month," says the reporter.

"I immediately called back the Florida Blue and asked them to cancel the policy I just set up," says Robinson.

"But he quickly learned canceling Obamacare is no easy task. … More than six weeks later after spending 50 to 60 hours on the phone his policy is still not canceled and he is still waiting for the payment Florida Blue withdrew from his account to be refunded."

(via americas-liberty)

armsnotsigns:

antinwo:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/michelle-obama-young-people-are-knuckleheads-which-why-they-need-obamacare_782766.html

http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/18/fourth-georgia-hospital-closes-due-to-obamacare-payment-cuts/

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/24589786/average-wait-times-to-see-doctors-in-us#axzz2ruH4k3md

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/11588500-words-obamacare-regs-30x-long-law#sthash.8PNYfDjg.dpuf

http://www.examiner.com/article/report-obamacare-provision-will-allow-forced-home-inspections-by-gov-t-agents?cid=PROD-redesign-right-next!#DefundObamacare

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/194265-11-gop-attorneys-general-accuse-obama-of-using

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/obama-admin-knew-millions-could-not-keep-their-health-insurance-v21213547

Bailing out the insurance companies with your taxes..

Healthcare.gov most expensive website ever $634,320,919
'It looks like nobody tested it'…
Once you get in, you can’t get out…

'How can we tax people for not buying a product from a website that doesn't work?'

WEBSITE CRASHES AS SEBELIUS SPEAKS…
SEBELIUS: ‘Website has never crashed’…
…Refuses to join Obamacare…

Site contractor gives testimony…
'Even I couldn't log on'…

Security Expert Claims To Gain Info On 70-K ObamaCare Records in 4 Minutes

Under Obamacare: Your Home’s a Hospital; Your Doctor’s a ‘Team’

Sick Kids Denied Specialty Care Due to Obamacare in Washington

Doctor’s Office Spends 2 Hours On Hold With Health Insurer For Patient’s Surgery Authorization

Seniors lose their doctors…

Obamacare seeks to segregate patients & doctors by race

Obamacare: Health Secretary to Dictate How Doctors Practice Medicine

 

look at that grey hair, he knows hes full of shit.

(via freexcitizen)

DISASTER: One in Five Obamacare Enrollees Never Paid First Premium – 83% of Current Enrollees Are Subsidized

conservativebrew:

The Wire reported:

About one in five Obamacare enrollees never paid their first month premium, meaning they weren’t actually insured in January, The New York Times reports. Insurance providers across the country say anywhere from 70 to 95 percent of customers managed to pay their premiums by extended, mid-January deadlines. But in some cases, 25 to 30 percent of would-be enrollees — enrollees the government has been counting in its enrollment numbers — missed even extended deadlines.

This comes just two days after the Obama administration reached its first monthly enrollment target in January, signing up 1.146 million individuals when they expected 1.059 million. The administration has said it doesn’t know how many people have paid since they haven’t finished building the back end of the exchange (the part that pays insurers). But if, across the board, 20 percent of people haven’t paid their premiums, then January enrollments would be under 1 million.

It gets worse – According to The Lund Report, the CBO predict 5 out of 6 million exchange enrollees (or about 83%) in 2014 will receive a federal subsidy. That means only 17% are actually paying for their own plans without the help of Sugar Daddy government.

And, then there’s this… One-quarter of new enrollees are ages 18 to 34, below the 40 percent threshold the administration at first said was necessary to keep premiums steady. Moreover, 55 percent of enrollees are women, who are generally more expensive to insure than men, mostly because of maternity care.

fuchsimeon:

beccabummie:

all-four-cheekbones:

oldfuckingsport:

iminmypants:

mlletimelord:

castielcampbell:

death-limes:

muffinass:

and in that moment, the entire movie theater burst into tears

i think this was the moment that made most of us despise umbridge more than voldemort

most of us?! don’t you mean ALL of us?? I don’t think even Voldemort liked this bitch!

No one likes Umbridge.

I heard, one time, a dementor kissed her and IT died

Voldemort committed genocide, but Umbridge dared to be female while she abused her power. 

The point isn’t that Umbridge was worse than Voldemort; it’s that everyone hates her more. And I think it has nothing to do with her being a woman and everything with being the sort of cruel most of us have actually experienced.
I mean, look at Voldemort. He’s basically Wizard Hitler, which is, obviously, an incredibly terrible thing to be. But most people—especially the younger people in Harry Potter’s target audience—have not had their parents murdered by a xenophobic cult leader. Nor have they fought for their lives against giant snakes, been kidnapped for dark rituals, or watched numerous friends die in front of them. Voldemort’s crimes are numerous, but they’re distant and fantastical, like hearing about a serial killer on the news.
But they have had that one teacher who inflicts extra punishments just because they don’t like you. They’ve complained to parents and authorities only to be ignored. They’ve sat through pointless classes and been silenced when they criticize. Umbridge is that teacher we all hated because she made our lives miserable and we were powerless to stop her. And as we grow out of school, there are still people in positions of power who act like her. The manager who denies your schedule requests and penalizes you for invented infractions. That customer who complains to corporate because their scam didn’t work, and the corporate decision to listen to their story. Cops performing illegal searches because they know you don’t have any proof.
Yes, torturing and killing numerous people is worse than terrorizing a handful of schoolchildren, but Voldemort is the bad guy in a fairy tale. Umbridge is personal.

*drops the mic*

Voldemort is the villain we never hope to face.
Umbridge is the villain we face every day.

fuchsimeon:

beccabummie:

all-four-cheekbones:

oldfuckingsport:

iminmypants:

mlletimelord:

castielcampbell:

death-limes:

muffinass:

and in that moment, the entire movie theater burst into tears

i think this was the moment that made most of us despise umbridge more than voldemort

most of us?! don’t you mean ALL of us?? I don’t think even Voldemort liked this bitch!

No one likes Umbridge.

I heard, one time, a dementor kissed her and IT died

Voldemort committed genocide, but Umbridge dared to be female while she abused her power. 

The point isn’t that Umbridge was worse than Voldemort; it’s that everyone hates her more. And I think it has nothing to do with her being a woman and everything with being the sort of cruel most of us have actually experienced.

I mean, look at Voldemort. He’s basically Wizard Hitler, which is, obviously, an incredibly terrible thing to be. But most people—especially the younger people in Harry Potter’s target audience—have not had their parents murdered by a xenophobic cult leader. Nor have they fought for their lives against giant snakes, been kidnapped for dark rituals, or watched numerous friends die in front of them. Voldemort’s crimes are numerous, but they’re distant and fantastical, like hearing about a serial killer on the news.

But they have had that one teacher who inflicts extra punishments just because they don’t like you. They’ve complained to parents and authorities only to be ignored. They’ve sat through pointless classes and been silenced when they criticize. Umbridge is that teacher we all hated because she made our lives miserable and we were powerless to stop her. And as we grow out of school, there are still people in positions of power who act like her. The manager who denies your schedule requests and penalizes you for invented infractions. That customer who complains to corporate because their scam didn’t work, and the corporate decision to listen to their story. Cops performing illegal searches because they know you don’t have any proof.

Yes, torturing and killing numerous people is worse than terrorizing a handful of schoolchildren, but Voldemort is the bad guy in a fairy tale. Umbridge is personal.

*drops the mic*

Voldemort is the villain we never hope to face.

Umbridge is the villain we face every day.

(Source: phoebebuffay)

Florida teen who stood up for gay student suspended for 10 days

(Source: lgbtqblogs, via mymindinaclusterfuck)

Elizabeth Warren wants the post office to offer checking accounts to the poor.

americas-liberty:

Oh yes, the POST OFFICE inspires SOOOO much confidence in me that I want them to have my money. 

No.

THE HEARTBREAKING REASON A CANCER SURVIVOR WHOSE COSTS HAVE SKYROCKETED UNDER OBAMACARE IS ‘EMBARRASSED’

americas-liberty:

28-year-old Amanda Pratt has survived a brain tumor the size of her fist. She’s had five surgeries to remove the tumor, but still has years of check-ups and treatments in her future. And now, Pratt says she feels “embarrassed and terrible,” but not because of her condition.

The young California resident spoke with TheBlaze’s Liz Klimas last week, explaining how her medical costs have skyrocketed under Obamacare, and added more Monday in a web-only exclusive with Glenn Beck.

“Have you tried to sign up for the exchange?” Beck asked.

“I have,” Pratt replied. “[It’s] impossible. The website is terrible, and when I called … It just kicked me off … I couldn’t leave my name, a phone number, nothing.”

Pratt said she tried calling before New Year’s, and has called “four or five times” since, but has never spoken to anybody from Covered California.

In addition to being “[scared] to death” that her neurosurgeon will join the many other medical professionals who are leaving the industry, Pratt said she feels “embarrassed and terrible that no one is listening” to her story. Many who crusaded for Obamacare and promised that it would lower costs are remarkably silent when it comes to her situation, it seems.

“[I’m] embarrassed for my country, my community, that no one wants to take up my defense,” she said simply. “Just very sad.”

And though TheBlaze has picked up her story, Pratt said she even encountered some hateful commenters there.

“They all decided, well this girl … she’s 28 from California, she had to have voted for Barack Obama. Not the case,” Pratt said. “It crushed me thinking that people viewed me in this way, when that is never how I have lived my life.”

dumbdipshit:

Look no-bama has that look like, I just shit my pants and still feels warm…

But no one read the Affordable care act until 2 years ago.

dumbdipshit:

Look no-bama has that look like, I just shit my pants and still feels warm…

But no one read the Affordable care act until 2 years ago.

(Source: theycallmegomer)

laliberty:

hipsterlibertarian:

Yesterday’s story of the elderly NYC man who was beaten bloody by police for jaywalking today gets a tragic companion from Philadelphia:

A 16-yr-old African American boy was sexually assaulted by a police officer during a “stop and frisk” pat-down. The assault was committed with such violence that the youth’s testicles were literally ruptured.
Now, Darrin Manning of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania may never be able to father children, according to the doctors who performed surgery on his virtually destroyed testicles.
Darrin was a star basketball player with no criminal history to speak of. He was a straight-A student who never got into any sort of trouble. He was with his teammates heading to a game right after school when he encountered an officer who decided he was “suspicious” and needed to be subjected to local “stop and frisk” procedures.

Though no official reason has been given for the stop and frisk, Darrin and the other (uniformed) members of the basketball team who were stopped suggest it was because they were wearing scarves over their faces to protect against the extreme cold Philadelphia, like much of the country, has suffered this winter.

Darrin was put in handcuffs. When the officer began “frisking” him, they grabbed hold of Darrin’s genitals so hard, pulled and twisted, that the teen’s genitals literally tore off.
“I felt the officer reach and grab my butt. Then the officer grabbed my testicles and squeezed again and pulled down. And that’s when I heard something pop, like I felt it POP,” Manning said.

The incident has left the 16-year-old with felony charges of assault and resisting arrest.
"I’m just grateful that they just didn’t kill him," said Darrin’s mother.

Just another isolated incident.

laliberty:

hipsterlibertarian:

Yesterday’s story of the elderly NYC man who was beaten bloody by police for jaywalking today gets a tragic companion from Philadelphia:

A 16-yr-old African American boy was sexually assaulted by a police officer during a “stop and frisk” pat-down. The assault was committed with such violence that the youth’s testicles were literally ruptured.

Now, Darrin Manning of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania may never be able to father children, according to the doctors who performed surgery on his virtually destroyed testicles.

Darrin was a star basketball player with no criminal history to speak of. He was a straight-A student who never got into any sort of trouble. He was with his teammates heading to a game right after school when he encountered an officer who decided he was “suspicious” and needed to be subjected to local “stop and frisk” procedures.

Though no official reason has been given for the stop and frisk, Darrin and the other (uniformed) members of the basketball team who were stopped suggest it was because they were wearing scarves over their faces to protect against the extreme cold Philadelphia, like much of the country, has suffered this winter.

Darrin was put in handcuffs. When the officer began “frisking” him, they grabbed hold of Darrin’s genitals so hard, pulled and twisted, that the teen’s genitals literally tore off.

“I felt the officer reach and grab my butt. Then the officer grabbed my testicles and squeezed again and pulled down. And that’s when I heard something pop, like I felt it POP,” Manning said.

The incident has left the 16-year-old with felony charges of assault and resisting arrest.

"I’m just grateful that they just didn’t kill him," said Darrin’s mother.

Just another isolated incident.

(via laliberty)

rncresearch:

CMS Official: We Don’t Know Yet Who Has Paid Their ObamaCare Premiums

lets build a website to sell something and not build a payment system before launching.

assholes

(via americas-liberty)

rtamerica:

Black students arrested while waiting for school bus
Three African-American high school students claim they were arrested on Wednesday, November 27 while simply waiting for a bus in Rochester, New York, but police say the teenagers were obstructing pedestrian traffic.
The students – Raliek Redd, 16, Wan’Tauhjs Weathers 17, and Daequon Carelock, 16 – have all been charged with disorderly conduct for failing to “disperse” when police ordered them to. The teenagers reportedly tried to explain they were waiting for a bus to take them to a basketball game, but were arrested when they declined to leave the area. 

rtamerica:

Black students arrested while waiting for school bus

Three African-American high school students claim they were arrested on Wednesday, November 27 while simply waiting for a bus in Rochester, New York, but police say the teenagers were obstructing pedestrian traffic.

The students – Raliek Redd, 16, Wan’Tauhjs Weathers 17, and Daequon Carelock, 16 – have all been charged with disorderly conduct for failing to “disperse” when police ordered them to. The teenagers reportedly tried to explain they were waiting for a bus to take them to a basketball game, but were arrested when they declined to leave the area.