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I shouldn’t laugh, y’all. This crap is serious, but sometimes I can’t help it.
For the second week in a row, the Washington Healthplanfinder website is down, and it’s causing problems for people who are dealing with billing issues. Some of them say the website is mistakenly debiting their accounts.
Shannon Bruner of Indianola logged on to her checking account Monday morning, and found she was almost 800 dollars in the negative.
“The first thing I thought was, ‘I got screwed,’” she said.
I am not laughing at their quandary. I am laughing at the fact that EVERYONE CALLED THIS. And still people didn’t listen.
One [KGW] viewer emailed KING 5 saying, “They drafted my account this morning for a second time.”
Amazing how the site can’t operate correctly, and is usually down, but damned if they can’t manage to get your money, TWICE.
Washington Healthplanfinder emailed the Bruners a few days ago telling them to log in to view their invoice, something they couldn’t do because the website has been down. The Bruners haven’t been able to get through on the helpline either. They finally contacted Healthplanfinder administrators by posting a message on their Facebook page.
Washington Healthplanfinder is reportedly looking into the problem. Meanwhile, the Bruners can’t go shopping for Christmas gifts, or even pay their nanny. I don’t even know if they have healthcare insurance.
But I do know the IRS won’t garnish their return. This year, anyway.
Via Matt Walsh:
Allow me to introduce you to Kentucky’s own former Holmes High School Band Director Jared Murray.
Late at night, early in the morning, during class, Jared Murray, for several weeks at the beginning of the school year, bombarded a 15 year old student with all sorts of text messages. He now claims these were all “taken out of context,” and he was just trying to foster a “father-daughter” relationship with the young lass. He says there’s nothing criminal about the conversations he had with her. I’ll show you a few of the hundreds and hundreds of text messages. You be the judge. You tell me if they require further “context”:
“Girl, you’re always looking nice.”
“You already know I’ll smack your ass.”
“Morning, good lookin’.”
“So when you moving in?”
This man was suspended with pay, and then resigned without so much as a blemish on his record. The prosecutor’s hands are tied, because of Kentucky law. He did not explicitly solicit her for sex, you see. So he gets off, in more ways than one.
In a country where zero tolerance against students in public school is beyond reprehensible, where kids who chew a poptart into the shape of Idaho and get suspended because it resembles a ZOMGUN!!!, where a kid streaks through a football halftime and gets the book thrown at him as a sex offender and decides to commit suicide instead, where a kid wears an NRA shirt and gets expelled, where a kid becomes scared to even think about playing dodgeball or tag for fear of repercussions, it’s hard to believe the mantra the schools cry, “FOR THE CHILDREN!!“
For why would they claim to protect them, when they serve them as sacrifices?
It started off as a good morning for me, perusing the social-site-with-faces, reading link after link about how truly destructive this Administration is, the random funneh, and some weird news for the day. It was all good until I read about the utter pussification of our children nowadays.
Then I got all pissed off and started honing things.
These stamps that were to be issued by the USPS were inspired by the “Let’s Move!” Campaign. Personally, I find the campaign to be a waste of money and time, but every First Lady needs a cause. The stamps are somewhat generic, and though they skim the impressionistic arts, they are cute. But guess what? The entire run, ALL OF IT, will be destroyed, costing tens of thousands of dollars if not millions. At first I thought it was because no *ahem* kids with disabilities were portrayed. Or perhaps things were too “vanilla”, with the possible exception of the basketball player, and that’s another whole can of worms. No, the reason for the scrapping of the stamps is not due to the politically correct flavor of the day, but rather that kids may get hurt being active.
[T]he USPS will be destroying the entire press run after receiving concerns from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition over alleged “unsafe” acts depicted on three of the stamps (cannonball dive, skateboarding without kneepads and a headstand without a helmet). (There’s also a batter without a batting helmet, a girl balancing on a slippery rock, and a soccer player without kneepads or shin pads.)
What the everloving SHIT?? Headstand without a helmet?? Since when is a helmet mandatory for a headstand?? This is how you raise drones and sheep, people. You scare them into thinking they will get hurt and die without the government telling them what they can and cannot do. My kids all had bike helmets and knee pads. Ask me how often they wore them. If you guess “once” you would be right. Sure, they got hurt, and they learned from their mistakes to do better next time, without the pampering. Why is it a crime to let a kid get a few bruises?
But hey, they just want what’s best for us. That is why the same people are in charge of our healthcare, our taxes, and our rights. So go ahead and wrap your kids in bubblewrap before letting them do anything remotely fun. It’s for The Greater Good™.
Hat tip: Michael Graham
Sorry for bumping the HOTW. Go look at her now and get some measure of happiness for today!!
Apparently, it takes a German to do the job.
YOU GET THAT, NSA??? Hope I spelled everything right for you.
Honestly, it seems like there’s an administration scandal each calendar day, with enough alphabet departments to make a thick soup.
I am reminded of his very own words when he delivered the Commencement speech at OSU:
Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.
I’m pretty sure he knew then the scandals would be breaking soon. Amazing how it takes leaks to make this the “Most Transparent Administration, EVAH!!”
So, which scandal do y’all think is the worst, and which is the worst transgression of our liberties?
Now, don’t judge me too harshly.
I am not a hard liquor drinker by any stretch. Hubby bought it on a whim, and had me try it. Damned if it isn’t smooth enough for me to toss down.
Now, y’all may ask: why did Aggie decide to do a liquor post?
Aggie is le tired of anti-gun zealotry.
Lego guns, cap guns, bubble guns, nibbled Pop Tarts, and fingers are no threat to safety. And the wild overreaction in these cases says there’s more going on here than simple school discipline. As I said, who treats a 5-year-old this way? It smacks of fanaticism.
In fact, it seems like a kind of quasi-religious fanaticism. I think it’s about the administrative class — which runs the schools with as little input from parents as possible — doing its best to exterminate the very idea of guns. It’s some sort of wacky moral-purity crusade. If a few toddlers have to suffer along the way, that’s tough. You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.
When I read that column by Glenn Reynolds, I was immediately reminded of a novel I read back in my high school sophomore History class, Brave New World.
The Director leads the group of students to the Nurseries. Posted on a notice board are the phrases, “Infant Nurseries. Neo-Pavlovian Conditioning Rooms.” The students observe a Bokanovsky group of eight-month-old babies wearing the Delta caste’s khaki-colored clothes. Some nurses present the babies with books and flowers. As the babies crawl toward the books and the flowers, cooing with pleasure, alarms ring shrilly. Then, the babies suffer a mild electric shock. Afterward, when the nurses offer the flowers and books to the babies, they shrink away and wail with terror. The Director explains that after 200 repetitions of the same process, the children will have an instinctive hatred of books and flowers.
Now, substitute “guns” for “books and flowers”, and you see what our government is doing to “educate” the young.
It’s time we became paranoid, if we aren’t there already. Remember: “diversity” is the new segregation, and if you have doubts about what is happening, go read that book.
Also, it helps if you are sipping Bulleit Rye while doing so
Hat tip: MrFixit.
Or more accurately, cheering on Boston.
Never, ever ignore what the other hand is doing. Why couldn’t this guy be on his way to Congress??
No, that’s not a directive, people.
The whole thing made me chuckle, but I laughed out loud at the Toyota. Why?
Because it’s not a Prius
Have a great Saturday!!
Graphic found at The Blacksphere’s Facebook page.
Because History has this Deja Vu thing going for it.
You think sure, but that was before we were a country and had the Second Amendment.
And I say sure, and that was before Executive Orders, Progressives, and Sandy Hook Elementary.
Never give up! Never surrender! And always remain vigilant.
They never let a crisis go to waste.
Several Democratic lawmakers called for a new push for U.S. gun restrictions on Sunday, including a ban on military-style assault weapons, in the wake of the Connecticut massacre in which 20 children and six adults were gunned down in a school.
Because ONLY “assault weapons” were used at the Sandy Hook terror attack. Yes, I do think it was a terror attack.
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, the author of an assault-weapons ban that lapsed in 2004, said she would introduce new legislation this week. Senator Dick Durbin, the chamber’s No. 2 Democrat, said lawmakers would hold hearings on gun control, and several others said they would devote new attention to the long-ignored issue.
“I think we could be at a tipping point … where we might get something done,” Senator Charles Schumer, another top Senate Democrat, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Because the guns killed those adults and children. I find it ironic that the person calling for a new ban holds a permit to conceal carry.
Republican Representative Louie Gohmert said (when asked why citizens would need to own semi-automatic weapons), “Well, for the reason George Washington said: a free people should be an armed people. It ensures against the tyranny of the government, if they know that the biggest army is the American people.”
Gohmert added, “Once you start drawing the line, where do you stop? … Gun laws don’t work.”
Just ask Chicago or Washington, D.C.
They want to take away our right to bear arms? Fine, then take it away from every single person, starting with the Secret Service, LEOs, and other federal agents. Every politician has to give up their entitled security. But what about the bad guys, you ask?? Well, guarantee me they will give up their weapons, too, and you have got a deal!
The only type of gun control that works is the type where you hit your target center mass.