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… Why POTUS ‘ proposed Action is 1000% Illegal [#Exec Amnesty EOs]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,December 7th,2016

.. how , may you ask ?? …

.. hear it straight from the horse ‘ s mouth …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog news // video clips …

.. who , may you ask ? POTUS , of course , who else …

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… What are They Thinking ?!?! [#Operation Choke Point]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,November 10th,2016

.. I am sorry that I did not know what Operation Choke Point was , before .

.. I do now .

.. It is unquestionably illegal , an illegal use of congressionally appropriated funds for which there is no moral or legitimate purpose . People who run legal businesses have a right to do business , without hindrance . Banks and other financial institutions may choose to or not to do business with them . They have the right to choose to enter or exit areas of business that they find tasteful . If they find them distasteful , then they will not do so . But , it is their choice …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the news story ..

.. Governments have at their discretion a great deal of power . They should use it responsiby and carefully . It is not the province of the government , however , to grossly misuse its law enforcement and regulatory powers to harass , intimidate , and / or penalize them . They have a right to do business with whom they choose . They do not have a right to put them out of business by indirectly targeting them by their financial intermediaries [the banks / s&ls , etc]. It is not just unfair , it is illegal and unconstitutional …

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… Can’t the ObamaCraps stay out of Trouble ?!?! [#Main InJustice]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,September 18th,2016

.. yes , Main InJustice , again ..

.. it seems that those dummies were far more involved in the IRSGate scandal than anyone ever realized . Worse yet , they have covered up the fact that they have an enormous amount of taxpayer information . This info is stuff that they should not have , and that the I.R.S. should never have played around with in the first place …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the news report …

.. sooner or later , there is going to be an Independent Counsel looking at all of this . When he / she does , they are going to have a great deal of a mess to dig their way out of , to be sure …

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… Bastard !! [#al sharpton]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 12th,2016

.. how else do you think about this guy ..

.. he is a race – hustling poverty pimp . Why POTUS associates with him and gives him credibility , I can never understand …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the investigative report // video segments …

.. the verdict seems to be unanimous . Erica Garner [Michael Garner ‘ s daughter]. Tracy Martin [Trayvon Martin ‘ s father] . Local officials in Ferguson , Mo , at least ones that had dealing with Al . They learned the fullest measure of the truth …

.. the so – called ” Reverend Al ” and his outfit [the National Action Network] are nothing but extortionists . Yes , a bunch of raw and unrepentant shakedown artists … Plain and Simple …

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… How Low has Modern Liberalism Sank to ?!?! [#Sharpton][#POTUS]….

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,November 5th,2015

.. well , it has sank pretty low …

.. first , Al Sharpton is no ” Reverend . ” He is a mail – order ” reverend , ” if that . At least with the Reverend Jesse Jackson [Sr] , he went to divinity school and earned his degree . Jackson is no choirboy , and many of his tactics are loathsome and disgusting . But he is a choirboy , in comparison to Sharpton …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the column …

.. to quote from Peter Wehner …

“There’s a trust factor with The Rev from the Oval Office on down,” a White House official familiar with their dealings told reporter Glenn Thrush. “He gets it, and he’s got credibility in the community that nobody else has got. There’s really no one else out there who does what he does.”

That last statement is true; there isn’t anyone out there who does what Sharpton does quite the way he does it.

Al Sharpton is a person who lives for the purpose of stoking racial hatreds. He was convicted of defaming a New York prosecutor, Steven A. Pagones, in the notorious Tawana Brawley affair, in which Brawley falsely accused Pagones of raping her. During the 1991 Crown Heights riots in Brooklyn, Sharpton fueled black rage after a Hasidic Jewish driver accidentally killed a seven-year-old black child with his car. (A young talmudic scholar, Yankel Rosenbaum, was stabbed to death by a mob shouting “Kill the Jew.”) Sharpton has made numerous anti-Semitic comments. He’s characterized black people who disagreed with him as “yellow niggers” and called white people “crackers.” He constantly casts the police as racists when there’s no evidence to support the charge. And on top of that he’s a tax cheat, having been convicted of tax evasion and, according to the New York Times, with more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses.

Sharpton, then, is a notorious and demagogic figure. He’s anti-cop. He’s anti-Semitic. And he’s an enemy of racial reconciliation, having done incalculable damage to race relations in America. That such a loathsome individual would be allowed into the White House is itself stunning; and the fact that he’s Barack Obama’s “go-to man on race” is shameful and discrediting. These are the depths to which modern liberalism has descended.


… how low , indeed …

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… the Army JAG investigative Report [#Bowe Bergdahl]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,December 19th,2014

.. is now done , or it is supposedly believed .

.. the question is , why has it been not released …

.. it needs to be , god knows . The injured and the dead deserve the truth about Pvt [not Sgt] Bergdahl . So do all of us here in the U.S. and abroad …

.. why ? is it for political reasons ? is it to cover POTUS ‘ rather large backside [politically as well as otherwise] ? The world wonders ….

.. we deserve the truth …. the full and unbifurcated truth … not a politically correct version of the same …

.. as does Bowe Bergdahl …

— [update] — so , where is it , dammit ?!?! …

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… Maine wants to Put Through a Pilot Program for Photo IDs [Food Stamps] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 12th,2014

.. and the Federales are having a hissy fit over it .

.. with the ObamaCraps , it is doctrinal and philosophical . Those photo IDs can easily be used for voting IDs for the elderly and the poor . Guess why ?? ..

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. so , Maine is trying to put through a pilot program for its Food Stamp program . Good . They should be . The Photo ID requirement would ensure that the benefit recipient using the EBT card is in fact the same person using the card . But the feds don’t like it . They are going hyper over it ..

.. Paul LePage is doing what he can to be a wise steward of taxpayer dollars . He is also making the DemoCraps (both in Augusta (the state capital) and in Washington , D.C.) look like fools . The Dems in D.C. could not care less . The Dems in Augusta may not realize what is happening , though ..

.. LePage is once again in the middle of a 3 – way race for re – election . He won election in the first place that way . This year is a re-run , and so far , LePage has his head above water . He is nearing 40.0% in the polls , with the independent candidate just over 20.0% . If he keeps it up , with managing issues like this , he may well win re – election and flip one or both chambers of the legislature …

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… Liar , Liar , Pants on Fire ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 16th,2014

.. well , it seems Senate Majority PAC got busted ..

.. again ! ..

.. that is not a surprise …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the libelous campaign ad footage …

.. just wait for the counter – punch . These guys are going to get nailed for their lying , but good …

.. especially with Glen Kessler on their case . Normally , Kessler does not go into detailed explainations . This time , he does …. and how ! . Kessler nails Senate Majority PAC , and pins them to Reid , who is the Senate Majority Leader [for now] .. Kessler gave the ad ” 4 Pinochios , ” and you can bet that a counter – ad with the ” 4 pinochios ” line will be in it …

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… Interesting Take [from the Weekly Standard]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 21st,2014

.. and excellent reporting by TWS reporter Jeryl Bier .

.. HHS Secretary Sebelius was testifying in front of the House Ways & Means Committee (tax policy) on her agency ‘ s budget . Bier ‘ s reporting takes a fair understanding of public policy as well as politics ….

.. [h/t — theWeeklyStandard]..

.. [link] to the article ..

.. the basic gist is that Sebelius lied …

.. the enrollment data reports that have been coming out from H.H.S. are a crock of [bleep] . They do know exactly how many people (roughly) have paid for their enrollments in ObamaCrapCare . The insurers are not supposed to confirm to the enrollee until they have a complete enrollment pack from the government AND either payment from the insured (they know this option) or billing the prospective insured (they know this option , too) …

.. in other words , they know :

[-] how many have paid ,

[-] how many have canceled ,

[-] how many have been billed , and / or

[-] how many have been canceled due to lack of payment . The insurer would know this , and report it back to the government …

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… What Rank Hypocrisy …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 17th,2014

.. so , is anyone surprised at this ??

.. especially when it is a leftie blog such as ThinkProgress . They were doing decently critical writing about iraq and Afghanistan . Guess that someone was not all that happy about it . The ObamaCrap White House evidently was not happy about the blogging . So , what happened ??

.. the ObamaCraps called ThinkProgress and bitched about it …

.. eventually , the offending blogger was let go …. Oops …

.. [h/t — Newsbusters]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

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… Cover Oregon Strikes Again …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 9th,2014

.. you figure that those idiots in Oregon could design something ?

.. you would be wrong …

.. this time , the dummies misdesigned CoverOregon , and it let in so – called ” undocumented immigrants ” [read : illegals] . Call them what you will , but they are not supposed to be covered in those creatures called ObamaCrapCare exchanges . Whoops …

.. Boy , Oh Boy , it is going to be fun come November . John Kitzhaber , Jeff Merkely & Co are going to get a thorough scrubbing at the election polls . How many of them survive ? Who knows ? Given the numbers in the Oregon legislature , one chamber or both will likely go Red [Republican] . They could even have a Republican Governor , given the disgrace that Kitz has made of himself ….

.. [h/t — OregonLive]..

.. [link] to the blog post ..

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… Extending the Risk Corridors [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 24th,2014

.. this one is the insurer bailout provision ,folks .

.. it seems that His Lordship wants to extend it beyond 2016 …

.. with what controlling legal authority one might ask . The risk corridors program expires at the end of 2016 . So that is that …. or with this crowd , is it ? …

.. from HotAir [Allahpundit] …

White House weighing plan to extend ObamaCare’s “risk corridor,” i.e. bailout, program beyond 2016?

posted at 4:41 pm on February 18, 2014 by Allahpundit

The program’s supposed to be transitional, sunsetting in 2016 after the new exchanges have had a few years to launch and then stabilize.

Emphasis on “supposed to be.”

Industry insiders told the Washington Examiner a plan to extend the Affordable Care Act’s “risk corridors” are under discussion, but that administration officials have not made a final decision…

The Obama Administration is now weighing a plan to grant an additional three-year extension for non-complaint plans on the individual market. Such a move would prevent millions of people from losing their policies in the critical weeks and months before the 2014 election.

But it would also allow people on the individual market to keep non-compliant plans beyond the risk corridor’s 2016 expiration date, leaving health insurance companies serving the exchange vulnerable to financial losses as the more healthy customers continue to stay out of the exchanges.

Health insurance companies are looking for something in exchange for the three-year extension, which will make it much harder for them to sign up healthier and younger customers. Extending the risk corridor program is part of that conversation with the White House, industry sources said.

Remember back in November when Obama was eating truckloads of crap for breaking his “if you like your plan” promise? His solution was to let insurers “un-cancel” canceled plans — but lost in the hubbub at the time was the fact that he said he’d allow it for just one year. The obvious problem with that timeline is that it means this issue will bubble up again this fall, just in time for the midterms. New solution, then: Quietly allow insurers to keep un-canceled plans in effect past the midterms, for another three years. That’s how Obama just “solved” his little electoral problem with the employer mandate, isn’t it? Three-year extensions across the board, to minimize the damage to Democrats from his pet boondoggle in November. The problem is, because the old un-canceled plans are typically cheaper than expensive new “comprehensive” ObamaCare exchange plans, the extension means insurers are suddenly looking at less revenue than they counted on all the way through 2017. That’s where the “risk corridors” come in. Assuming the Examiner’s report is true, the White House is going to make this worth the industry’s while by extending the timeline for the bailout program too. Any losses they suffer in 2017 would, presumably, be partly offset by Uncle Sam even though the “risk corridor” is supposed to have terminated by then. Your tax dollars will buy insurers’ complicity in yet another illegal extension.

Bob Laszewski kinda sorta saw this coming, by the way. Last month he published a post arguing that, for all its faults, ObamaCare won’t cause a death spiral in the insurance industry anytime soon. The reason: The “risk corridor” program. Since Uncle Sam’s on the hook for any heavy losses in the industry, insurers are under no immediate pressure to raise premiums, the potential trigger of a death spiral. They can keep premiums artificially low — at least for a few years, until the “risk corridor” sunsets. Laszewski figured insurers would give the White House one more chance next year to get their act together on implementation and to start signing up the uninsured en masse; if they failed, he said, he expected companies to start parachuting out of the exchanges in 2016 before the “risk corridor” program expires. Which is to say, it’s very much in the White House’s interest to keep the program in effect, if it can, to keep insurers from abandoning the exchanges, especially if HHS has reason to think the risk pools they’re projecting will be less young and healthy than they had hoped. (And they do have such a reason at the moment.) The last thing Democrats need in a presidential election year is “Insurers give up on ObamaCare” headlines. Promise them some more sugar and you can avoid that. Maybe.

It seems naive at this point to ask whether the White House could extend the “risk corridor” unilaterally or whether that would be illegal. If they want to do it, they’ll do it regardless. O’s theory in issuing periodic delays or extensions for ObamaCare’s provisions is that, during the law’s transitional phase, he has some latitude legally to tweak implementation to make it go more smoothly. Extending the “risk corridors” past 2016, though, would mean the “transitional” phase had lasted past the end of his own presidency. It’s dubious, but it’s also in character. Here’s a question, though: Why would insurers leak this info now, when Marco Rubio’s trying to build support within the GOP for a bill to repeal the “risk corridor” program? He’s had little luck getting it on the leadership’s radar but his luck could change now that rumors are swirling that the bailout provisions might be extended into 2017 and beyond. The recent CBO numbers that found that the “risk corridor” could actually make money for taxpayers is a problem for the GOP, but (a) CBO’s numbers can be challenged and (b) CBO assumed that the “risk corridor” would be gone by 2016. Even if O decides to unilaterally extend the program, a new Republican Senate next year could join forces with some red-state Dems and Boehner’s House majority to repeal it, forcing Obama to either acquiesce in the repeal or to veto it and be seen as singlehandedly defending indefinite bailouts for insurers. Very strange that insurance industry sources, who stand to benefit, would be blabbing about this now.

… from the Washington Examiner [Susan Ferrechio] …

Obamacare changes may include extension of risk corridors

 Susan Ferrechio                             | FEBRUARY 17, 2014 AT 5:18 AM

The Obama Administration may extend beyond 2016 a federal reimbursement program for health insurance companies that lose money by participating in the newly created health care exchanges.

Industry insiders told the Washington Examiner a plan to extend the Affordable Care Act’s “risk corridors” are under discussion, but that administration officials have not made a final decision.

The risk corridor program was written into the 2,700-page health care bill to help the insurance companies offset losses if they enroll too few healthy customers and sign up too many people with high health care costs.

Risk corridors are aimed at keeping premiums from skyrocketing by requiring the government to “share in the risk associated with the new marketplace,” according to the health care lobbying group America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).

Insurance companies pay into a pool to cover losses for companies that fare poorly but the federal government must step in if there is widespread loss, which some say could happen due to the lack of participation on the health care exchanges from young and healthy individuals.

The program, however is only meant to be short term, AHIP said, to “ease the transition between the old and new marketplace.”

But the disastrous rollout of the law resulted in millions of people on the individual market losing health care policies that did not include the “essential benefits” required under the new health care law, including maternity care and pediatric dentistry. The resulting public outcry prompted President Obama on Nov. 14 to announce that health insurance companies could allow customers to keep their old plans for an extra year.

The Obama Administration is now weighing a plan to grant an additional three-year extension for non-complaint plans on the individual market. Such a move would prevent millions of people from losing their policies in the critical weeks and months before the 2014 election.

But it would also allow people on the individual market to keep non-compliant plans beyond the risk corridor’s 2016 expiration date, leaving health insurance companies serving the exchange vulnerable to financial losses as the more healthy customers continue to stay out of the exchanges.

Health insurance companies are looking for something in exchange for the three-year extension, which will make it much harder for them to sign up healthier and younger customers. Extending the risk corridor program is part of that conversation with the White House, industry sources said.

“If the extension increases adverse selection, premiums will go up and taxpayers will be on the hook for more money through extending the risk corridors,” Mike Tanner, a health care policy scholar at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, said. “The question is, how much? And I don’t think anybody knows because I don’t think anybody knows how many people we are talking about.”

John C. Goodman, the president and CEO of The National Center for Policy Analysis, believes insurance companies participating on the exchanges are headed for significant losses as the sickest and most medically vulnerable get dumped into the exchanges and waivers and delays are granted to the healthy.

In Detroit, for example, city officials are considering pushing onto the health care exchanges municipal retirees who are too young to qualify for Medicare.

“I can understand why they are talking about extending the risk corridors because I think the losses are going to be quite large,” Goodman said.

Health care law supporters point out that the federal government can make money off risk corridor programs. A Congressional Budget Office report last week predicted the federal government won’t lose a dime through the risk corridor program but will end up netting $8 billion.

The CBO based its estimate on the performance of risk corridors established under the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit program passed by a Republican-led Congress and signed into law by President Bush in 2003.

“The risk corridor program was a good idea during the Bush administration, and it worked,” Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said during a recent hearing on the program. “Rather than a bailout for insurance companies, the program has resulted in $7 billion in net gains to taxpayers. But now since these same mechanisms are part of the Affordable Care Act, Republicans argue that they are a bailout for insurance companies.”

Critics in and out of Congress want legislation to repeal the risk corridors and warn that Obamacare won’t yield the same kind of results as Medicare Part D because of the much larger size and scope of the new health care law and the potential for a much larger pool of sick and unhealthy on the exchanges.

“Medicare Part D made money, but I don’t think that’s going to be true here,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the former director of the Congressional Budget Office who now runs American Action Forum, which describes itself as a center-right policy institute.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. has introduced legislation to repeal the risk corridor provision in the health care law, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has no plans to take up the bill.

… LEC here again — no controlling legal authority …

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… What a Narcissistic Idiot ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 19th,2014

.. Christ !

.. sorry to Jesus , but Good God ! …

.. POTUS is such a narcissist . How could anyone be so arrogant and stupid at the same time ? In this case , Obama evidentily is both …

.. With the N.B.A. All – Star Game , Obama had a suck – up session with Charles Barkely . At one time , Sir Charles was a Republican . Someone obviously got to him , because he is now an ObamaCrap synchophant .
Geez , what a butt schmoocha thon …

.. POTUS seems to think that , in 5 years , people will not want the A.C.A. to be called ObamaCrapCare , due to not wanting him to get the credit .Well , this November , after the DummyCraps get their butts kicked and their clocks cleaned out (thoroughly , I might add) , people will still call ObamaCrapCare ObamaCrapCare , but for a very different reason …

.. In the future , when the DummyCraps are stupid enough to propose something even minor , it will get slapped with the ” ObamaCrapCare ” moniker . Oh boy , and how …. It will become an insult , for Republicans and DemoCraps alike …

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… Shame on You , Ray Nagin ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,February 14th,2014

.. Nagin is now the disgraced former Mayor of New Orleans . He disgraced himself in office with his city ‘ s response to the needs of his citizens after the effects of Hurricane Katrina .

.. Now , Nagin has been disgraced by his conduct , both in office and before and since . He was convicted today on 20 of 21 counts of official corruption , counts that included bribery and extortion . So , now what do you folks think ? ..

.. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco , the now former Governor , disgraced herself with her response to Katrina . Nagin did so , as well , and now has proven to be corrupt as the Ace of Spades . His corruption will now be a part of his legacy , as well . However , George W. Bush comes out smelling like a rose …

.. People realize that W. did what he could to respond to the disaster , and kicked butt and took names when FEMA Director Mike Brown royally butchered things . He promptly put the uniformed military in charge , and put the post – hurricane response back on track . Yea , New Orleans will never be the same .

.. the Big Easy will be a new Big Easy . It is , and is much better . The new Mayor , Mitch Landrieux , has worked to clean up the N.O.P.D. and city services . Governor Bobby Jindal (who succeeded Blanco) has worked tirelessly at improving and overhauling the city ‘ s and the region ‘ s schools , by implementing citywide school choice .

.. no matter what , Shame on You , Ray Nagin !!

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… Yes , People Can Lie like That [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 12th,2014

.. Which takes us back to JayBoy Carney , who stands before the White House Press Corpse , day after day , and lies , blatantly , unashamedly , arrogantly , corruptly , and stupidly . Of course, much of the press is complicit in his lies , failing by omission to call public attention to them . They are also often by commission in uncritically repeating them , even supporting them , and praising them. People like Carney always eventually pay for the evil they do .

.. Unfortunately, these idiots , like POTUS , usually do a very great deal of damage before that inevitable payment . May God in heaven help us all …

.. In the meantime , I hope and pray that the 2014 election (and , in time , the 2016 election) will demonstrate , convincingly , that the American people are not nearly as ill-informed and stupid as the Obamites so obviously believe . Hopefully they will demonstrate what they think of liars as well .

.. [h/t — StatelyMcDanielManor]..

.. [link] .. to the post ..

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… Charlie Christ has a Serious Problem …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 11th,2014

.. hell , this governor ‘ s race [Florida Governor] was going to be a mud festival . Any political race involving Charlie Chris is going to be one .

.. but the allegation that you will see in the [link]is setting things off at a new level in low rent politics , that is for sure . Now , what else will come …

.. [h/t — WashingtonTimes]..

.. [link] to the article / video …

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… Paging Doctor Kitzhaber … [Cover Oregon] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,February 9th,2014

.. just what did he know ?? …

.. [h/t —]..

.. [link] to the news report …

»Play VideoGov. John Kitzhaber is interviewed by KATU’s Hillary Lake in early January.

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‘We look like fools:’ A history of Cover Oregon’s failure

PORTLAND, Ore. – In a brief interview with KATU in early January, Gov. John Kitzhaber made an incredible claim about the failed launch of Cover Oregon’s website.

“In late October was when I first learned about the problems,” Kitzhaber said.

The claim was incredible because the website had already missed its Oct. 1 launch date. Kitzhaber was, in effect, saying he didn’t know there were problems until weeks after one of the most important projects under his watch had already failed.

It was incredible because mountains of reports from the state’s quality-assurance contractor had been raising glaring red flags for almost two years.

It was incredible because the state had implemented a stringent set of checks and balances for the specific purpose of making sure the project didn’t spiral without people in power knowing.

And it was incredible because the KATU Investigators have unearthed emails and conducted interviews laying out repeated attempts by lawmakers and others involved with the project to get Kitzhaber’s help in righting what was clearly a sinking ship.

KATU’s review of thousands of pages of emails and reports, as well as interviews with many of the key people involved, suggest that either Kitzhaber knew more than he has acknowledged, or that he and his staff somehow remained oblivious to the unfolding disaster despite numerous attempts to bring it to their attention.

“The governor’s office was not doing anything,” said state Rep. Dennis Richardson, R-Central Point. “He’s got advisors in his office who are over health policy. None of them were doing any oversight that we can see.”

‘They promised … the governor’s office would be very involved’

Let’s start with a quick history lesson.

Cover Oregon began life as perhaps the most ambitious state health exchange in the nation. Its website would include not just access to health-insurance plans, but to all state entitlements: things like food stamps, WIC and Medicaid would all be available through one portal.

The strategy was called “No Wrong Door.”

The federal government liked the idea so much it, offered the state a $48 million “early innovator” grant to fund the project. That amount later ballooned to $59 million.

Not everybody was sold though. With an already tight deadline for building a complicated website, some thought the proposal crossed the line from ambitious to foolhardy.

Richardson, who has announced he will run against Kitzhaber in the fall, was one of those early skeptics. As co-chair of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee in February 2011, he at first blocked the federal grant. He relented only when an agreement was reached to ensure regular independent quality-assurance reports from a company called Maximus and strict oversight of the project.

Richardson sat down for an exclusive interview with KATU in which he revealed new information about Kitzhaber’s oversight of Cover Oregon.

“They were just diving in,” Richardson told KATU. “It was like trying to paint a car that’s already moving instead of making sure that everything’s done before you start moving ahead.”

>>Click here to watch Hillary Lake’s full interview with Richardson

From the outset, project oversight was designed to be headed by the governor’s office.

The KATU Investigators obtained an organizational chart illustrating the oversight structure. At the top is the governor’s office, to which several different groups report.

There’s the Department of Administrative Services, a government watchdog group that makes sure rules are followed and budgets met.

There’s the Cover Oregon board of directors, the members of which Kitzhaber appointed.

And there’s a joint oversight committee made up of Cover Oregon managers and the Oregon Health Authority – which was led by Bruce Goldberg, the man who has since became director of Cover Oregon.

… LEC here again … Huge , huge oops !! This one is going to continue to snowball … More to come …

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… the Idiots are At It Again in Oregon [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 8th,2014

.. believe it or not , it is getting worse .

.. when we last left them , the website from hell , CoverOregon , was a disaster . The state government in Salem had managed to piss away around a quarter of a billion [yes , $250 million] dollars in taxpayer funds on the entire enterprise . The federal website [] is bad enough , folks . This state – level one is even worse than that , if it is possible .

.. Yes , it is possible . Governor John Kitzhaber (himself a doctor) has led the effort to piss all of that money down the rat hole . Now , Kitz & Company (along with Jeff Merkely , the state ‘ s junior US Senator) are up for election this fall . The fallout from this is going to be devastating . And it keeps getting worse ….

.. somehow , these jokers managed to piss away another [yes , ANOTHER] $100 million in fed funds on the enterprise . Remember , CoverOregon is a state -level exchange . The state of Oregon is responsible for it all . And , you will love this next fact …

.. Number of people enrolled by the website — 0 [zero , the big Zippo] ..

.. these dummies managed to create dummy websites to fool the federales in order to keep the $$$ flowing ,especially the early $$ (before the main $$ stash arrived) …

.. [h/t — hotair] also [h/t —] — KATU –  TV , Salem , Oregon .

.. [link] to the news report .. it is a bit long (at about 10 minutes) , but it is well worth it .

.. the DemoCraps in Salem [Oregon ‘ s state capitol] have to be swearing at KATU – TV over this . The investigative reporting on this stuff is fantastic as well as damning . The DummyCraps who control Oregon ‘ s legislature are going to have to investigate this with a fine – tooth comb . Either they do , or a new GOP majority will do so .

.. The state Dem party is going to hate that , but tough . The ads that interest groups , the stateGOP , and the campaigns (especially Dr. Monica Wehby ‘ US Senate campaign against Merkely) are going to be thick  as fleas , and they are going to be hot as tamales . The DemoRats are going to pay a severe price for this nationwide enough as it is , but this corruption raises what is going on here in Oregon to a whole new level .

.. It is going to be throw  – out – the – bums time this fall in Salem and in Oregon . The only questions are how many , at what level  , and where .

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… I had to See This …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 5th,2014

.. but I believed it , considering the source .

.. Bill Maher . HBO . Need I say more …

.. [h/t — Mediaite]

.. [link] to the video …

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… Corruption … [D ‘ Sousa] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 5th,2014

.. a major Obama campaign bundler is in charge of Dinesh D ‘ Sousa indictment and prosecution …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]

.. [link] to the post ..

What didn’t make the news is that Preet Bharara is a big Obama donor.
News Alert reported:

The indictment of conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza raises some troubling questions. The man leading charge against D’Souza is Preet Bharara, who does little to hide his partisan nature.

Can Dinesh D’Souza get a fair trial when Preet Bharara is listed as a “Obama Inaugural Donor” according to Open Secrets. All of this raises a larger question, why did Justice Department employees make the top 20 list of financial donors to Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012?

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… A Chain of A Mess [rewarmed SOTU] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 4th,2014

.. gee , was that SOTU a stinker .

.. So , what else is new .

.. It is not the first time that POTUS has laid an egg in front of a Joint Session of Congress . He never seems to learn from that old rule that we all seem to learn in elementary school …. K.I.S.S. , keep it simple stoopid .

.. well , Bryan Preston (at PJMedia) assembled a video list of POTUS ‘ moldy oldies from his past SOTU …

.. thanks , Bryan . If you are a glutton for punishment , then go for it . If not , I am going to lift Bryan ‘ s list from his article (shamelessly) …

.. [h/t — PJMedia]

.. [link] to the post & video

1: The American Investment and Recovery Act will create 3.9 million jobs over two years 90 percent of which will be in the private sector.

2: The HARP plan will help millions of families struggling to refinance and make payments on homes declining in value.

3: The recovery plan will double America’s supply of renewable energy in three years.

4: The largest investment in research funding in America’s history will spur discoveries and breakthroughs in energy, medicine, science, and technology.

5: Thousands of miles of power lines will be laid, bringing electricity to cities across America, and creating thousands of jobs.

6: By making homes and buildings more efficient, we will save billions of dollars on energy.

7: “We will launch a new effort to conquer a disease that has touched the lives of nearly every American, including me, by seeking a cure for cancer in our time.”

8: Promoting and funding preventive care will keep Americans healthy, and keep ObamaCare costs low.

9: To bring down the deficit by making government more efficient.

10: “I pledged to cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term in office.”

11: $2 trillion will be cut from the budget over the next decade.

12: For families who make less than $250,000 per year, “you will not see your taxes increased a single dime.”

13: Comprehensive health care reform will strengthen Medicare in the years to come.

14: To develop a plan to strengthen Social Security in a similar way …

15: … While creating tax-free universal savings accounts for all Americans.

16: To close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

17: A new high-speed railroad in Tampa, Fla., funded by the Recovery Act.

18: The investment in research could lead to more efficient solar cells, or treatment that kills cancer cells but leaves healthy cells.

19: To build a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in the U.S.

20: To pass an energy reform bill that incentivizes clean energy.

21: ObamaCare allows the insured to keep their doctors and their plans.

22: ObamaCare reduces costs for families and companies.

23: ObamaCare will bring down the deficit by $1 trillion in the next two decades, according to the U.S. Budget Office.

24: To balance the stimulus and recovery spending, “starting in 2011, we are prepared to freeze government spending for three years.”

25: “Like any cash-strapped family, we will work within a budget to invest in what we need, and sacrifice what we don’t—”

26: “— And if I have to enforce this discipline by veto, I will.”

27: “We will continue to go through the budget line-by-line, page-by-page, to eliminate programs that don’t work.”

28: A bi-partisan fiscal commission will ensure that budget reform, and that won’t be a “Washington gimmick.”

29: The Senate should restore the pay-as-you-go law, which led to budget surplus in the 1990s.

30: “Tonight, I’m calling on Congress to publish all earmark requests on a single website before there’s a vote, so that the American people can see how their money’s being spent.”

31: “I will not give up on trying to change the tone of our politics.”

32: “We should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system —”

33: “— to secure our borders, and to enforce our laws—”

34: “— and to ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation.”

35: To meet energy goals, we will need to use wind, solar, natural gas, nuclear, and clean coal.

36: “Now, I strongly believe that we should take on once and for all the issue of illegal immigration.”

37: “I am prepared to work with Republicans and Democrats to protect our borders, enforce our laws —”

38: “— and address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows.”

39: “We will put put of Americans to work repairing our crumbling roads and bridges. We will make sure this is fully paid for —”

40: “— attract private investment —”

41: “— and pick projects based on what’s best for the American economy, not politicians.”

42: Give 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail in the next 25 years.

43: Make it possible for businesses to provide high speed wireless coverage to 98 percent of Americans in the next five years.

44: To lower the corporate tax rate for the first time in 25 years.

45: To reduce barriers to growth and investment by reviewing rules for unnecessary burdens on businesses.

46: ”So tonight, I am proposing that this year, we freeze annual domestic spending for the next five years.

47: The Affordable Care Act will slow the rising costs of Medicare and Medicaid.

48: To rein in frivolous lawsuits by reforming medical malpractice laws in order to lower costs.

49: To re-organize government agencies to make the government more effective and efficient.

50: To create a website which details all government spending.

51: “If a bill comes to my desk with earmarks inside, I will veto it.”

52: “If companies that choose to stay America and gets hit with the highest tax rate in the world, it makes no sense, and everyone knows it. So let’s change it.”

53: “I want to cut through the maze of confusing training programs, so that from now on, people like Jackie have one program, one website, and one place to go for all the information and help that they need.”

54: “It is time to turn our unemployment system into a re-employment system that puts people to work.”

55: “I believe as strongly as ever that we should take on illegal immigration.”

56: “I am proposing that every state — every state — requires that all students stay in high school until they graduate, or until they turn 18.”

57: “Tonight, I am directing my administration to open more than 75 percent of our potential off-shore oil and gas resources.”

58: “This country needs and all-out, all-of-the-above strategy, that develops every available source of American energy.”

59: “We have a supply of natural gas that can last America nearly 100 years. And my administration will take every possible action to safely develop this energy.”

60: “I’ve ordered every federal agency to eliminate rules that don’t make sense. We’ve already announced over 500 reforms.”

61: “We will also establish a financial crimes unit of highly trained investigators to crack down on financial fraud, and protect people’s investments.”

62: “I’ve asked this Congress to grant me the authority to consolidate the federal bureaucracy, so that our government is leaner, quicker, and more responsive to the needs of the American people.”

63: To end partisan gridlock based on strongly held ideology.

64: To enact Medicare reforms that give the same savings as the reforms of the Simpson-Bowles commission.

65: “We’ll reduce tax-payer subsidies to prescription drug companies —”

66: “— and ask more from wealthy seniors.”

67: “We’ll bring down costs by changing the way our government pays for Medicare.”

68: Save money by getting rid of tax breaks for the wealthy.

69: Reform taxes that rewards job creation and reduces deficit.

70: Cut red tape to make it easy to obtain oil and gas permits.

71: Create energy trust to drive development of new technology to shift cars and trucks off of oil and gas.

72: “I propose a fix-it-first program to put people to work on our most urgent repairs.”

73: To make pre-school available to every child in America.

74: To make affordability and value a factor in deciding which colleges receive federal aid.

75: “The time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform.”

76: To raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.

77: Incentivize hiring of currently unemployed people.

78: Put people back to work rebuilding run-down neighborhoods.

79: Give tax credits to businesses that hire and invest.

80: Remove financial deterrents to marriage for low-income couples, and encourage fatherhood.

81: “By the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over.”

82: “Our government should not make promises we can’t keep, but we must keep the promises we’ve already made.”

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… What could POTUS have been thinking ??? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 3rd,2014

.. yes , I know , he has a half – brother , Malik . And , yes , he has a charitable foundation designed for fundraising for his post – presidential activities . But while he is still POTUS ?

.. worse yet , for Malik to post a photo at the foundation , one such as this …

.. [h/t — PJMedia] ..

.. [link] to the post & photo ..


.. here is the photo , itself …

malik obama (kaffiyeh)

.. this photo is incredibly politically insensitive . My guess is that , eventually , those idiots at Obama ‘ s foundation are going to remove the photo . Someone had to be the height of stoopid to post this , realizing the symbolism of the kaffiyeh , and a picture of it being on the half – brother of POTUS …. Really stoopid , guys , really stoopid !

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… You would think [Competence] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 30th,2014

.. that the ObamaCraps would nominate someone who actually knew what they were doing or knew a pretty fair bit about the country that they were nominated to represent .

.. Apparently not . This idiot that they nominated was a nominee to be Ambassador to Norway . Boy , what a bomb !! Senator John McCain nailed this on the head with his sarcasm …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]

.. [link] to the clip

.. try better next time , you dummies . Dingy Harry may have changed the filibusters rules , but make the DummyCraps pay a political price for this arrogant ass ‘ behaviour in front of a Congressional Committee . Congress deserves better …

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… Watch DannyBoy Make a Fool of Himself …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 28th,2014

.. DannyBoy is , of course , Deputy Propaganda Minister [White House Communications Director] Dan Pfeiffer . He must wonder why he is not welcome that often on the Sunday shows ..

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]

.. when he makes an ass of himself like [this] , then you see why …

.. This is only a segment of his apperantace on ” Fox News Sunday . ” Chris Wallace is a top-of-the-line professional . He knows his craft , and knows how to elicit a hard response from a reluctant witness [guest] . He knows how to knock them off their game , and get them off of their script , which these days is enough to make Ministry Spin Doctors nervous , no matter who is the victim …

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… Brilliant Job [Project Veritas] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,January 25th,2014

.. nicely done , James O ‘ keefe and Company .

.. recently , Project Veritas was in Texas doing an investigation on ObamaCrapCare navigators and their actions . They caught them pussyfooting around with a group called Battleground Texas , who is active with the Texas Democratic Party . Only Project Veritas got something that it was not expecting …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]

.. [link] to the video …

.. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis and her supporters were lampooning TX Atty Gen Greg Abbott , who is her likely opponent this fall in the Governor ‘ s election . One problem was the crude nature of their conduct. Her supporters were making disgusting and unbecoming statements about Abbott and his campaign . The other was about campaign fraud . The Battleground Texas people were making comments about election fraud and the forging of signatures on election petitions …

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… Politicized Justice is …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 23rd,2014

.. no justice at all .

.. it harms our Constitution , our country , and our citizens .

.. when people abuse the organs of government for their own ends , and they tamper with the rights and freedoms of others .

.. Government prosecutors do have the right to set priorities to maximize the use of scarce resources . What they do not have the right to do is the refusal to enforce the body of law as a whole . Especially when and where prosecution for misconduct is called for .

.. These groups formed and applied for tax – exempt status . They thus created a IRS tax file . These files are not to be misused or abused , especially for misuse for political purposes . I am a C.P.A. , albeit on the bench . I have practiced before the service , and misuse of these files is a felony .

.. It is clear that these files have been misused . Investigation is called for , and the appointment of a Special Prosecutor or an Independent Counsel is called for ..

.. here is another opinion , from Judge Jeanine Pirro on her ” Opening Statement ” on her show ” Justice w. ” earlier this month ….

.. [h/t FoxNewsInsider]

.. [link] to the video segment ..

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… Wendy Davis is Indeed a Fake …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 22nd,2014

.. what a fraud .

.. she falsified her resume , demagogued her pro – Death positions , and faked a siginificant number of her so – called campaign contributions …

.. worse , she made a horse ‘ s [blank] of herself , making a cheap shot attack on AG of Texas Greg Abbott . Abbott , who is paralyzed from the waist down , and is confined to a wheelchair . She said that he has not walked a mile in her shoes . Well , dummie , he has rolled many , many miles in his own shoes , Wendy .

.. [h/t — theDailyRushbo]

.. [link] to the audio segment …

.. be careful when you mount an offensive . If your story is a fraud , you will get burned …

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… Eww … This is Not Sex Ed …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 21st,2014

.. it is sexual perversion , bordering on pornography .

.. [h/t — EAGNews]

.. [link] to the news story

.. It is evidently about a school district in Nebraska , where they posted this flyer as a part of sex ed and health ed . Yea , Right , guys This stuff is disgusting enough as it is , but to expose middle schoolers to it is waaay beyond the pale …

.. when you take a look at the article , take a look at the link for the local news story . It should give a fuller picture of the poster that was placed in the school . What one can see from the photo in the news piece is gross  …


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… It tells you a lot …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 21st,2014

.. when idealists such as Senator Rand Paul [R-Ky] are this cynical about an Obama speech ..

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]

.. [link] to the video clip …

.. unfortunately , given the actions of POTUS , he has given us much good reason to be cynical . Given the disclosures about the N.S.A. , it really makes you wonder about our privacy and the state thereof …

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… How Can We Know ?? [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,January 20th,2014

.. if the website really is improving ?

.. if the enrollment figures that we are getting are accurate ? I would tend to wonder . Given all of the political incompetence and malpractice …

.. how many of those folks are repeaters , who already have Medicaid , and are re – enrolling ? How many of them are folks who have health insurance policies that were canceled that were forced into the exchanges ?

.. [h/t — Washington Free Beacon]

.. [link] to the video clip ..

.. how really safe is our medical and financial information . These folks are ” white hats , ” whose business it is to find vulnerabilities in the system . They know their business , and know that proper security is not just design and implementation , but a state of mind . If you do not have it , you have a big problem …

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