January 17, 2014

Politico’s Kyle Cheney Swallows Obama Admin’s Fiction on When It Figured Out CGI’s HC.gov Failure

It’s hard to imagine how the Politico’s Kyle Cheney could have written up his Thursday story about the government’s dissatisfaction with soon to be (but not yet) former prime HealthCare.gov contractor CGI with a straight face. But it appears that he did.

The opening sentence of Cheney’s report is an absolute howler. When you read it after the jump, keep in mind that the firm worked on HealthCare.gov for well over a year before its October 1 debut, and that it was obvious to everyone within hours of its launch that the web site’s construction had been horribly botched. So guess when the government wants us to believe it finally figured out that CGI wasn’t up to its assigned tasks?

NewsBusted (011714)

Filed under: NewsBusted — Tom @ 6:30 am

Here we go:

– President Obama
– Jobless America and Hillary Clinton Campaign
– Nevada DMV
– Illegal Immigrants
– NY Governor Andrew Cuomo
– Marijuana
– Youth Misery Index
– War on Poverty
– Cell Phones
– Justin Bieber

Best Lines:

  • “Hillary Clinton is gearing up for her presidential run in 2016. She’ll be campaigning on ‘recovering from the Obama economic recovery.’”
  • “The Youth Misery Index, which gauges personal and national debt, is at an all-time high. In fact, it will now be known as ‘The College Kids Really Regret Voting for Obama’ Index.”

Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (011714)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

This open thread will stay at or near the top today. Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow. Other topics are also fair game.

Positivity: Elderly Man Whose Wife Of 43 Years Just Passed Away Does Something Incredible During First Meal Out Without Her

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From an unidentified location (HT Daryn Kagan):

A major part of life, especially as one gets older, can be dealing with tragedies, and the nature of one’s response can make all the difference in the world when it comes to coping.

A man named Lee went out by himself for the first time after losing his wife of 43 years, and rather than just sulk over his food, he decided to do something incredible.

He paid for the meal of the couple next to him, leaving them this unbelievably touching note on a napkin:

“You don’t know me, but my beautiful wife of 43 years died last week. Tonight I dined alone for the first time. You remind me of us many years ago. Please allow me to buy your dinner.. It will put a smile on Carol’s face and make me happy… for now. Happy New Year!”

He closed it out with the popular phrase “Pay It Forward,” encouraging the couple to commit random acts of kindness in order to make this world just a little bit better.

Go here for the rest of the story.