Why America is doomed, in one Gallup poll

The most admired man in America is Barack Obama.

The most admired woman in America is Hillary Clinton.

Stupid is as stupid does.

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Healthcare.gov couldn’t verify Barack Obama’s identity, birthers rejoice!

I mean, really, it’s his own website. And it doesn’t know who he is.

According to the White House, President Obama tried to symbolically sign up for Obamacare but the system didn’t recognize him.

Healthcare.gov could not actually verify his identity, oddly enough.

Well, whaddaya expect with a fake birth certificate?

It’s a government web site. If it says Obama ain’t real, who are we to say he is?

But have no fear. His minions stepped in and enrolled him, overriding the system. Because they can do stuff like that. It’s kind of like when they get dead people to vote. Obama Uber Alles. Or you’re a racist.

Oops, Obamacare is sending “unusable” data to NJ Medicaid

Remember, the Medicaid piece is supposed to be the part that’s working.

Eh, not so much.

State officials said Thursday that thousands of poor people who applied for health coverage using the federal government’s website are unable to be enrolled because of serious glitches in the system.

New Jersey Medicaid said in­formation it received from the federal insurance marketplace for about 25,000 residents who qualify for free health coverage from New Jersey’s program for the poor is “unusable.”

Their applications can’t be pro­cessed, and they can’t yet be enrolled for coverage that is supposed to begin on Jan. 1, said Nicole Brossoie, assistant commissioner of the state Department of Human Services, which runs Medicaid.

It is yet another problem in the disastrous rollout of the federal marketplace for people who want to sign up for health insurance. After assurances that the federal website would automatically send enrollment information to the state for those who qualify for Medicaid, New Jersey officials discovered this week that the state and the federal computer systems don’t communicate smoothly.

Worse, people who think they enrolled successfully in Medicaid have no idea that, in fact, their applications are in limbo.

Nice of them to finally notice, a whole 10 days before the poor schlubs discover they’re not covered.

Obamacare, it’s an Epic Fail wherever you look.

But of course – NJ Turnpike needs TWO YEARS to rebuild rest area damaged by Hurricane Sandy

Those unionistas don’t work fast.

Hurricane Sandy not only carried a rollercoaster into the ocean and cut a gash into Route 35, it also closed down a rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The Grover Cleveland Service Area, above Exit 11 on the northbound Turnpike in Woodbridge, has been shuttered since Sandy, with the exception of the fuel station.

It was a surge so swift, employees went on the roofs of their cars to stay above the floodwaters.

The rest area building, which housed a Roy Rogers and Nathan’s hot dogs, will now have to be completely rebuilt — a process that will take two years, Turnpike officials said today.

For comparison, back in 1952 the entire NJ Turnpike – all 122 miles of it – was completed in under 19 months.

Two years for one rest area? That’s madness!

And by “competitively priced” Aetna means “bend over and grab your ankles”

Another day, another insurance company dumping their New Jersey customers into Obamacare. Today’s contestant is Aetna, and what struck me was their howler of a rational for not renewing their current portfolio of plans.

Aetna had already developed new health plans that comply with the health care law’s standards for comprehensive benefits and no lifetime or annual caps, and it is sticking with those.

“We’ve worked throughout the year to develop a strong, competitively priced portfolio,” said Susan Millerick, an Aetna spokes­woman.

Bwhahahahahaha!

In my Day Job our office was enrolled in a “small group” plan from Aetna. We liked our plan. Alas, we couldn’t keep our plan.

And their “strong, competitively priced” alternative came in at around twice the rate we were paying.

BOHICA!

This just in… Catholic school upholds Catholic doctrine!

And the Star-Ledger is scandalized!

A Mount Laurel teacher at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school was fired Friday after he applied for a marriage license in New Jersey with his partner, NBC Philadelphia reported.

Michael Griffin, a teacher at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, Pa., was told by the school that his decision “contradicts the terms of his teaching contract.” He first posted about his termination on Facebook Friday morning.

The school’s headmaster, Fr. James McCloskey, confirmed Griffin’s termination in a statement obtained by NBC10:

“Unfortunately, this decision contradicts the terms of his teaching contract at our school, which requires all faculty and staff to follow the teachings of the Church as a condition of their employment. In discussion with Mr. Griffin, he acknowledged that he was aware of this provision, yet he said that he intended to go ahead with the ceremony. Regretfully, we informed Mr. Griffin that we have no choice but to terminate his contract effective immediately.”

Rather than repent, Mr. Griffin is publicly pouting.

“I feel hurt, saddened, betrayed and except for this post, am at a loss for words,” Griffin said in a post on his Facebook page Friday. In a separate post on Saturday, he thanked everyone for their “messages of love and support.”

Canon 915, Mr. Griffin. Yes, it applies to you too.

Athanasius-Creed

 

It’s an Obama world: Begging is encouraged. Entrepreneurship? Not so much.

Eleven year old Madison Root came up with what she thought was an innovative way to raise money for her braces. Selling bags of mistletoe on the street corner.

Sorry Madison, you need a permit for that. But hey, you can beg for the money!

An 11-year-old girl from Portland, Ore. has been told that she can’t sell mistletoe to help defray the cost of braces, but she can beg for the money on the city’s streets.

According to KATU-TV, Madison Root and her father were selling bags of the hand-cut, hand-wrapped Christmas favorite Saturday morning next to the Skidmore Fountain in downtown Portland, where the city holds a weekly market. Everything was going well until a security guard told her that she had to stop selling due to a city ordinance that bans such activity in a park “except as expressly permitted under the terms of a lease, concession or permit.”

The guard then told Madison that she could sell her mistletoe outside the boundaries of the park where the fountain and the market are located, away from the crowds, or she could simply ask for donations to cover the cost of her braces.

Because begging encourages dependency dontcha know. And of course beggars invariably vote Democrat.

“I don’t want to beg! I would rather work for something than beg,” Madison told KATU reporter Dan Cassuto. “It’s crazy. People can get money for pot. But I can’t get money for braces. I’m working for this! They’re just sitting down on their butts all day asking for pot.”

A Portland Parks Bureau spokesman told the station that begging is a form of free speech and is protected by the First Amendment.

Working? That’s so last century! Free stuff is where it’s at. Or so Obama told me.