Psych! Obamacare enrollment deadline sneakily extended — again

http://twitter.com/#!/badbanana/status/415182110333206529

What was all that business about an Obamacare signup deadline? A whole lotta nothin’, apparently:

http://twitter.com/#!/FOX4/status/415183128932544513

Guess deadlines are only for suckers.

http://twitter.com/#!/ByronYork/status/415161466082578432

Does that mean President Obama won’t sign up today as promised?

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Related:

It’s the law? Obamacare has missed half of legally imposed deadlines

Deadline, schmeadline! 404care website chokes; Obama admin redefines ‘scheduled maintenance’

Will he feel our pain? POTUS will reportedly sign up for Obamacare today

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/23/psych-obamacare-enrollment-deadline-sneakily-extended-again/


Suppression! DNC requiring identification

http://twitter.com/#!/ProLifePolitics/status/241981521588805632

Oh, dear! What will Ellen Barkin, Michael Moore, Joe Biden, the NAACP, Attorney General Eric Holder and his apologists, Rep. Keith Ellison, and other unhinged leftists (redundant) say about this suppress-y turn of events? As they have told us, over and over, there is nothing more bigoted than requiring photo identification. Well, except for maybe “kitchen cabinets” and “chairs.

What will Rob Delaney say about this latest “suppression?”

https://twitter.com/robdelaney/status/242270436786843648

From the convention website:

Please complete the following form regarding your organization’s primary contact information and the authorized designee(s) to whom your 2012 Democratic National Convention credentials can be issued.

Authorized Pickup
All pickup persons must have a state-issued ID that matches the name submitted below.

We suppose it shouldn’t be surprising, what with the racist Democratic National Convention line-up being paler than the MSNBC masthead. Conservatives call out the DNC for their rampant hypocrisy. Oh, the irony!

@DamnTrue: So I just read that the DNC is going to require photo ID to enter the convention. Need I elucidate the irony in that? #tcot #p2

— Kate (@catydoodle) September 2, 2012

@eileenleft@Conservative_VW: @trumpetman: Photo ID required to enter DNC. WHAT?Are they trying to keep minorities from participating?

— Kubu (@Kubu_1) September 2, 2012

@BarackObama PHOTO ID into DNC & mingle w/ Elite. To Vote, no photo ID. Vote OBAMA but can't dine with him. Wise up DEMS. He's using you.

— Brian Pinette (@damienrecords) September 2, 2012

@jjauthor @MittRomney @rushlimbaugh @BretBaier so tell me again how you can take mass transit or a cab to DNC but not to DMV to get an ID?

— neal young (@thenealyoung) September 2, 2012

Utter hypocrisy!Dems REQUIRE Photo ID 2 get into DNC Convention.Unions require ID 2 vote at halls on union contracts.But voter ID is bad?

— Kate (@catydoodle) September 2, 2012

@thenealyoung And once u got to the DNC, no I.D. No entrance! Complete, utter joke! @jjauthor

— jeff russell (@sikhnky) September 2, 2012

If I need an ID to buy cold medicine, use a check, or even get into the DNC CONVENTION why shouldn't I need an ID to vote? NEXT

— MO (@MoInfo2Know) September 2, 2012

And this citizen claims he needed, or felt like he needed, identification to enter his own building today, due to the DNC presence.

https://twitter.com/SupermansCousin/status/242272108158263297

He’s likely not alone.

From Charlottein2012.com

Pedestrians walking to their home or business that falls into a restricted area will be required to provide identification when the road is closed. Passenger (as opposed to commercial) vehicles attempting to enter streets with restricted vehicle access must go through a vehicle checkpoint.

What type of identification is required?
A standard issued government ID is requested.

Huh. Fancy that.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/02/suppression-dnc-charlotte-identification-required-even-just-near-convention-site/


Elizabeth Colbert Busch calls Obamacare ‘extremely problematic’

http://twitter.com/#!/ncaula/status/329012783444262913

Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch faced off tonight in their first and only debate before South Carolina’s 1st district special election, and Democrat Colbert Busch appeared to distance herself from the Affordable Care Act, calling it expensive and “extremely problematic” — a quote which certainly got the attention of the press.

Colbert Busch: “Obamacare is extremely problematic” #SC1debate

— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) April 29, 2013

“Obamacare is extremely problematic” -Elizabeth Colbert Busch #SC1

— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) April 29, 2013

Colbert Busch at SC-1 debate: Obamacare is “extremely problematic,” needs big fix.Praises some elements including, pre-existing conditions

— jmartpolitico (@jmartpolitico) April 29, 2013

Colbert Busch distances herself from national democrats on health care. “Obamacare is extremely problematic. It is expensive.”

— Nancy Cordes (@nancycordes) April 29, 2013

If only someone had said something. RT @byronyork: Elizabeth Colbert Bush: Obamacare is ‘extremely problematic…needs an enormous fix.’

— Chad (@HuntNevada) April 29, 2013

Just last week, the South Carolina General Assembly voted 65–34 to pass the Freedom of Health Care Protection Act, which empowers the state attorney general to take legal action if he or she “has reasonable cause to believe that a person or business is being harmed by implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” The bill also gives “a dollar-for-dollar tax deduction to anyone assessed a federal tax penalty for failure to conform to the ObamaCare mandates.”

In that environment, is it any surprise that Colbert Busch seeks to put a little distance between herself and Obamacare?

“Nobody tells me what to do except the people of SC’s first district” -Colbert Busch on charges she’d help maintain Obamacare #SC1

— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) April 29, 2013

Thing is, Dems know Colbert-Busch is only saying this stuff about ObamaCare to get votes. They know she’s lying.

— RB (@RBPundit) April 29, 2013

Colbert Busch says she is a fiscal conservative & Insinuates Obamacare is a hot mess. She’s doing an awesome faux rouge Democrat #sc1debate

— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) April 29, 2013

About that enormous fix…

Will she commit to full repeal? MT@SalenaZitoTrib: Colbert Busch says she is a fiscal conservative & Insinuates Obamacare is a hot mess.

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) April 29, 2013

#FullRepeal_is_the_Perfect_FIX RT @byronyork Elizabeth Colbert Bush: Obamacare is ‘extremely problematic…needs an enormous fix.’

— Tom T. (@VRWCTexan) April 29, 2013

Anyone in #SC01 who believes Colbert Busch would cross Pelosi on a vote on Obamacare, dream on.

— bradcundiff (@bradcundiff) April 29, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/29/democrat-candidate-elizabeth-colbert-busch-calls-obamacare-extremely-problematic/


When do taxpayers get paid back on the $50M in VW tax credits?

You’ve all heard by now thatVW figured out a way to trick the government agenciesthat monitor vehicle emissions in order to get better environmental ratings on its line of “clean diesel” cars.

Well, here’s a new wrinkle: how do taxpayers get paid back on the $50 million in “clean energy” tax credits that buyers received to help purchase the fraudulent automobiles?

More from the Detroit News:

The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday said it was opening an investigation into Volkswagen AGs use of about $50 million in tax credits for diesel cars that the automaker has now acknowledged have software that evades emissions rules.

In a letter to VW CEO Matthias Muller and VWs top U.S. executive, Michael Horn, Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and the ranking Democrat, Ron Wyden of Oregon, want VW to answer questions about tax credits for cars that are among the 482,000 diesel vehicles that had defeat devices on them allowing them to emit up to 40 times allowable pollution in real-world driving.

Keep in mind that these tax credit were instrumental in selling the cars:

Even worse, the liars at VW wanted team Obama to allow credits designated specifically for electric cars to go toward the purchase of the fake-clean diesels:

Now the question is, “who pays back the government?” Will it be the buyers of the car, which would mean refiling tax returnsor will VW pay?

And another problem is the reduced value of the cars people already own:

VW is taking care of their dealers, but not American who bought the cars or U.S. taxpayers who financed them:

Not right, VW.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/10/09/when-do-taxpayers-get-paid-back-report-vw-buyers-got-50-million-in-clean-energy-tax-credits/


Former Obama official to AIG: ‘GO SCREW YOURSELVES’

http://twitter.com/#!/Austan_Goolsbee/status/289011295259344897

One of 300 million Americans. Just another victim of the federal bailout (and, now, maybe AIG’s lawyers). He’s just like you, and he speaks for all of us.

But not really.  Goolsbee is in fact an influential, well-heeled academic who served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama.

Goolsbee is right to be outraged that AIG is considering suing the federal government over the terms of its bailout. Of course, AIG’s problems were the direct result of a massive bubble in the U.S. housing market. Ironically, one of the most outspoken supporters of the easy-lending policies that led to that bubble was … wait for it …  Austan Goolsbee! Here he is 2007, at the peak of the bubble, arguing in the New York Times against any effort to tighten up federal oversight:

Almost every new form of mortgage lending — from adjustable-rate mortgages to home equity lines of credit to no-money-down mortgages — has tended to expand the pool of people who qualify but has also been greeted by a large number of people saying that it harms consumers and will fool people into thinking they can afford homes that they cannot.

Congress is contemplating a serious tightening of regulations to make the new forms of lending more difficult. New research from some of the leading housing economists in the country, however, examines the long history of mortgage market innovations and suggests that regulators should be mindful of the potential downside in tightening too much.

[D]o not forget that the vast majority of even subprime borrowers have been making their payments. Indeed, fewer than 15 percent of borrowers in this most risky group have even been delinquent on a payment, much less defaulted.

We’re not saying Goolsbee deserves blame for the AIG bailout. We know who signed off on that monstrosity, and it wasn’t a Democrat.

If we are going to get up on our moral high horses about AIG, though, can we at least ask why subprime apologists like Goolsbee never get any blame for defending risky lending?

Update:

AIG won’t join Hank Greenberg’s opportunistic lawsuit. Thenyti.ms/U5rtNk

— Andrew Rosenthal (@andyrNYT) January 9, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/09/former-obama-official-to-aig-go-screw-yourselves/


Bacon Is Everywhere! Awesome and Weird Bacon Related Products.

If you don’t love bacon, that is your choice. This is America and you are free to do whatever you want… Just know that your choice is wrong because bacon is a heavenly delicious treat that was given to us by the gods.

Some people adore bacon so much they have gone out of their way to find new uses for bacon and new products that are bacon related. The more the merrier I say!

1.) The scent of man totally WOULD be bacon.

2.) Get that bacon from between your teeth with bacon floss.

3.) Sniff sniff…yum!

4.) A bacon suit for the well dressed man.

5.) Bacon evening wear.

6.) Taco Bell, adopt these taco shells immediately!

7.) Get the grease off of you with Bacon Soap.

8.) Bacon is for dessert now! Ice cream sandwiches.

9.) Bacon jewelry for any occasion.

10.) Just in case you ever wanted to kiss bacon.

11.) Bacon covered Oreos? Someone has been reading my diary.

12.) Professional business attire.

13.) I wonder if this will taste good with orange juice.

14.) Have bacon-y fresh breath all day.

15.) Homer Simpson would love this doughnut.

16.) Pick out that bacon with a bacon toothpick.

17.) Show up for a first date with these flowers and you’ll definitely win that lady’s heart.

18.) Just in case you secretly wanted bacon as a pet.

19.) For those who REALLY love bacon.

Annnnnddddd now I’m hungry. There’s just something about crispy, salty meat that very few people can resist. Share this post with your fellow bacon loving friends and then let’s all have a bacon party.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/bacon-products/


Keeping it simple: Obamacare in a Newspeak nutshell

http://twitter.com/#!/JimPethokoukis/status/395001051088433152

Welp, CNBC contributor James Pethokoukis just deadpan-summed it all up, didn’t he?

http://twitter.com/#!/dqydj_net/status/395002013232021505

Twitter users upped the funny with more Newspeak.

http://twitter.com/#!/MichaelWatsonVA/status/395002033247633408
http://twitter.com/#!/DestroBadass/status/395002486828072960

Heh.

Business Insider’s Josh Barro tried some absurd spin about the doubleplusungood product Monday night.

http://twitter.com/#!/jbarro/status/394997130773143553

What?!

http://twitter.com/#!/seanagnew/status/395011297567588352

Snort.

And Twitter user Virginia Hume tied it all together.

http://twitter.com/#!/virginiahume/status/395001285146968065

Perfect.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/10/29/keeping-it-simple-obamacare-in-a-newspeak-nutshell/


President to meet with MoveOn, ‘progressive activists’ in closed meeting

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/268152106668658688

With his first round of golf out of the way, President Obama is reported to be kicking off his second term early with a closed-door meeting with leaders of several labor unions as well as what CBS News’ Mark Knoller calls “progressive activists.” The topic? America’s impending leap off the fiscal cliff. Will he ask if they’re for or against it?

About to join @gretawire for talk about coming fiscal cliff meetings: Obama will meet SEIU, AFL-CIO, AFSCME first, then business…

— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 13, 2012

We’re with those who’d like Knoller, or any member of the media, to at least knock on the door.

@markknoller If you tell him you are in a union or are a progressive activist will he let you in? :)

— Txsleuth (@Txsleuth) November 13, 2012

@markknoller that pretty much says it all.

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) November 13, 2012

Knoller reports that these are the people invited to tomorrow’s meeting.

Invited to tomorrow’s “fiscal cliff” meeting with Pres Obama: ·Mary Kay Henry, SEIU·Lee Saunders, (cont) tl.gd/k00b2e

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 13, 2012

  • Mary Kay Henry, SEIU
  • Lee Saunders, AFSCME
  • Dennis Van Roekel, NEA
  • Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO
  • Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress
  • John Podesta, Center for American Progress
  • Bob Greenstein, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Laura Burton Capps, Common Purpose Project
  • Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
  • Justin Ruben, MoveOn
  • Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change

Oh, my.

@markknoller We shouldn’t be nervous at all.

— Tari (@uncommentari) November 13, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/12/president-to-meet-with-moveon-other-progressive-activists-in-closed-meeting-to-discuss-fiscal-cliff/


UN affiliate group to monitor US elections for conservative voter suppression

http://twitter.com/#!/foxnation/status/259761277780496385

The Hill is reporting today that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a partner group of the United Nations, will deploy 44 observers from countries such as Germany, France, Serbia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan to observe the U.S. election amid concerns of voter suppression efforts by conservative groups.

Can anyone out there tell me who invited the UN to monitor our election. Who invited them & who gave them permission

— The Eyes of Texas(@ramjet_tx) October 21, 2012

Who invited them? The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP, the ACLU and other groups sent a letter to the OSCE warning of “a coordinated political effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans — particularly traditionally disenfranchised groups like minorities.” Representatives of the groups met with OSCE officials this week, says The Hill, to discuss “systematic efforts to suppress minority voters likely to vote for President Obama.”

United Nations is sending campaign monitors TO THE USA to look 4 voter suppression compliments of Barack Hussein #obama DOES ANYONE CARE?!?!

— karen ph.d. (@RagingRepubRose) October 21, 2012

Yes, a lot of people care — at least those who know about it.

The United Nations will monitor OUR elections? Looks like we’ve finally hit rock bottom. Thanks Obama!

— Jason München (@JasonMunich) October 21, 2012

Why the United Nations polling monitors at US polling places????

— Chris (@1SeriousAmerica) October 21, 2012

United Nations monitors at polling places all over the USA?….Now this REALLY pisses me off!!!Our America is gone!!!Time for war?

— Randy Naylor (@RandyNaylor) October 21, 2012

Outrageous! United Nations deploying officials to monitor conservative groups in US on election day. shar.es/c20fQ via @sharethis

— fauxpat (@fauxpat) October 21, 2012

Any United States President that allows the United Nations to monitor elections should immediately be impeached.

— Randy (@ERE1968) October 21, 2012

Screw the United Nations.They can stay out of our election.They’re a joke.I mean Libya of all countries on their human rights council.

— Justen Charters (@JustenCharters) October 21, 2012

Let the dirty tricks start! Obama’s people have put the United Nations in place to monitor the voting on Election Day fb.me/1iq4Q3X1R

— Diana Ffionmair ,(@FfionmairTaff) October 20, 2012

@barackobama TO THE UNITED NATIONS: “My opponent is ahead in the polls, so could you monitor our elections & ensure my victory?”

— George Hatt (@gohatt) October 21, 2012

@wtpatty ~ The hell with the United Nations. We are a sovereign nation. They can kiss my butt.

— Bill Gemmill III (@Gemdaddy3) October 21, 2012

Uhm, how does the UN have any right to monitor our election?That’s like having the guys in Mos Eisley lecture me on corruption.

— Amy(@CAAmyO) October 20, 2012

UN is sending “inspectors” 2 monitor USA elections. 60% of UN members ARE DICTATORS! Obama’s buddies! Anyone have full story? Contact Govr

— Robin(@RobinDallasTX) October 21, 2012

UN going to Monitor our elections. No FREAKING WAY. Governors of Every State STOP THIS. None of the Terrorist Business. Treason Discussion

— Tea Party Patriot HQ (@teapartypathq) October 21, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/20/un-affiliate-group-to-monitor-us-elections-for-conservative-voter-supression/


The Stories Behind The Names Of These Major Companies Are Crazy. #5 Is Nuts.

A rose by any other name may smell just as sweet, but the thing still needs a name. And the same thing goes for all the brands we use on a daily basis. The discounts at Walmart would probably be just as satisfying if they had stuck to their original name, but it’s doubtful they would have become the mega-chain they are now without a little help from an updated moniker. Take a look at the transformation they and other large companies went through before becoming the household staples we know today.

1. They started out as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, supplying corundum to manufacturers of grinding wheels.

2. Previously called U-Tote ‘Em, they changed the name to reflect the hours they were open: 7:00am to 11:00pm.

3. Based on the nickname of founder Adolf “Adi” Dassler.

4. Founder John Warnock named the company after Adobe Creek, which ran behind his house.

5. Changed from Cadabra.com, the company wanted the new name to symbolize the higher volume of sales they could achieve online rather than in a physical bookstore.

6. Their full name, American Multi-Cinema, references the company’s pioneering of multi-screen cinemas,

7. Contrary to popular belief, the “RB” sound in this name doesn’t correspond to their famous roast beef but to the Raffel Brothers, who founded the company.

8. The name is taken from their logo which depicts Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and metalworking.

9. That extra ‘T’ dates back to when telegraphs were still a thing, the name standing for American Telephone & Telegraph Company.

10. Similar to saying “check” in a game of chess, the word “atari” is used in the Japanese game “go” when your opponents pieces are probably about to be captured.

11. This is the Latin translation of founder August Horch’s last name as he already had another company with the original name.

12. Founder Shojiro Ishibashi’s name translates in English as “bridge of stone.”

13. Named for the first camera used by Precision Optical Instrument Laboratory, the “Kwanon.”

14. The original flavor included ingredients of coca leaves and kola nuts.

15. This is a portmanteau of “communication” and “broadcast.”

16. Conoco comes from shortening the original name, Continental Oil Company, which then merged with Phillips Petroleum Company.

17. The company shortened the name Consumer Value Services in 1996, but current CEO Tom Ryan now claims the letters stand for “customer, value and service.”

18. The first warehouse for this drugstore was located between Duane St. and Reade St. in Manhattan.

19. From the Echo Bay Technology Group, shortened when the domain “echobay.com” was unavailable.

20. A combination of founders Gary Burrell and Dr. Min Kao’s names.

21. Originally called Government Employees Insurance Company, they shortened it to the amphibian-sounding name.

22. Named for sibling co-founders Henry and Helal Hassenfeld.

23. Founded by Henry W. and Richard Bloch, the spelling was changed to avoid mispronunciation.

24. Tom Watson Sr. named the company International Business Machines as a way to one-up his former employer, National Cash Register.

25. A combination of the initials of founder Ingvar Kamprad with the initials of his childhood village, Elmtaryd Agunnaryd.

26. This name comes from the first syllables of “Integrated Electronics” since the name was already being used by a different company.

27. Translated from Hanja, the Korean company’s name means “rising from Asia.”

28. Taken from the founders, Harold “Matt’ Matson and Elliot Handler.

29. This is a shortened version of the original name, National Biscuit Company.

30. The shoe company took their name from the Greek goddess of victory with the iconic “swoosh” representing her flight.

31. This is just a slightly different version of the Japanese name, Nintendou, which translates roughly to “entrusted heaven.”

32. This is a shortened version of the original Japanese name, Nippan Sangyo, which means “Japan Industries.”

33. Named for the town in Finland where it originally functioned as a wood-pulp mill.

34. Taken from the digestive enzyme, pepsin.

35. The shopping channel’s logo stands for “quality, value and convenience.”

36. Transliterated version of the word “rhebok,” which is a type of African antelope.

37. Originally called Service Games of Japan, the company got its start by importing pin-ball machines to American military bases in Japan.

38. Taken from the company’s first ever product: the ever-sharp pencil.

39. The original idea came from “sky-peer-to-peer,” which was changed to “skyper” and eventually simply Skype.

40. Taken form the Latin word “sonus,” which means “sound,” and chosen for being easy to say in a lot of languages.

41. Southern Pacific Railroad International Communications was a bit of a mouthful, so they shortened it to this.

42. This is an homage to a character from Herman Melville’s ‘Moby Dick.’

43. Named for founder Glen Bell and, of course, their delicious product.

44. The phone company combines “veritas,” which is Latin for “truth,” and “horizon.”

45. Founder Richard Branson named his company this at the suggestion of a friend who claimed they were “complete virgins at this.”

46. Translated from German, the title simply means “the peoples car.”

47. Founder Sam Walton already owned Walton’s Five and Dime and wanted a new name for the retail chain he was opening nationwide.

48. Founder Dave Thomas named the restaurant after his daughter, whose name was actually Melinda but went by Wendy.

(via BuzzFeed/JustSomething)

Business lesson of the day: when in doubt, just squish a few words together!

Be sure to share with your friends with the link below.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/company-name-meanings/