March 21, 2014

Matt Drudge Pays First Installment of Obamacare Penalty; WH and Leftist Ignorance Ensue

Update, March 23: “‘It is true that thousands of small businesses will be forced to pay Obamacare taxes quarterly in 2014,’ a Senate Budget Committee aide told Breitbart News on Friday afternoon.”

March 23: “Drudge, the ‘Shared Responsibility’ Tax, and Estimated Payments”

March 25: “Diligent Drudge Includes Obamacare Penalty in First Federal Tax Estimate; Media Hysteria Ensues, But AP Ignores”

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Based on his representations, Internet news pioneer Matt Drudge is a bit early in carrying through on what he believes is his requirement to pay the price for not carrying health insurance.

Drudge, who claims to self-employed, provocatively tweeted this afternoon that he paid the first installment of his 2014 estimated taxes, including the applicable portion of his 2014 “Obamacare penalty”:
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Obama Talks to Putin

Filed under: National Security,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 1:07 pm

Well … okay:

Best Exchange:

Obama: You’re forcing people to accept something that the majority of them don’t even want.

Putin: In Russia we have (a) word for this: Obamacare.

NewsBusted (032114)

Filed under: NewsBusted — Tom @ 7:08 am

Here we go:

Topics:
– Obama’s popularity
– MSBNC’s Alex Witt
– Obamacare
– Radio Shack
– Mark Zuckerberg
– Diane Feinstein
– Golden Gate Bridge
– Los Angeles Times
– Actor Robert Duvall

Best Line:

  • “Operators at the Golden Gate Bridge may build safety nets to prevent people from jumping to their deaths. This design is very similar to the ones being erected beneath the Democratic national headquarters for November.”
  • “The LA Times dismissed a reporter for having an inappropriate relationship with a source. This is a very unique case in an industry where 90 percent of reporters already have an inappropriate relationship with the Democratic Party.”

Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (032114)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:55 am

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

Positivity: Family of BYU student hit by car say they are witnessing a miracle

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Provo, Utah (HT Life News):

Published: Tuesday, March 4 2014 7:35 p.m. MST
Updated: Tuesday, March 4 2014 9:02 p.m. MST

A BYU student who suffered critical head injuries last week after being hit by a car just outside the campus boundaries is making remarkable progress.

Lexi Hansen, 18, was alert and breathing on her own Tuesday, though she was still listed in critical but stable condition. She even tried to get out of her hospital bed. While she has a long road to recovery ahead, her family believes they have witnessed a miracle.

“When they brought her in, the doctors gave her less than a 5 percent chance of survival,” said Doug Hansen, Lexi’s father. “They told us to call our family and get them here quickly because she wasn’t going to last too long.”

Just before 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, Lexi was riding her longboard while crossing the street in a crosswalk at the intersection of University Avenue and Canyon Road when the accident occurred. No alcohol, drugs or texting were believed to have played a role in the crash, police said.

Lexi suffered head injuries and was in a coma for several days. But Sunday, she came out of the coma as her family sang hymns around her.

“We had the most amazing experience today at the end of everyone’s fast,” the family wrote on the Pray for Lexi Facebook Page. “Lexi opened her eyes and kept them open for nearly an hour while we sang hymns to her as a family. While we were singing, she hand signed, ‘I love you,’ moving her arm around so that everyone could see. She then reached for each person’s hands individually so she could squeeze them. We could hardly sing due to the tears streaming down our face. We knew we were witnessing a miracle.”

Lexi’s mother, Marcia Hansen, says Lexi is a fighter. Every day she is improving on the previous day, she said.

“Every single day is a miracle, every single day,” Marcia Hansen said. “It was a zero percent when she was found, then 1 percent the next day. Now there are still a few things that we are not sure of, but almost everything is just positive.”

On Monday, Lexi had her breathing tube removed and started breathing on her own. She is now starting speech and physical therapy.

“Every doctor and nurse that comes in there, and therapist and whatever, they are just like, ‘You know this isn’t supposed to happen. You know we are calling her the miracle girl, right?’” Marcia Hansen said.

Lexi’s parents say they are finding strength in their faith and believe her recovery is nothing short of a miracle.

“We know it’s because of God,” Marcia Hansen said. “We know he’s a God of miracles. And the prayers and faiths everybody that have been praying for her. That’s the only reason she is where she’s at.” …

Go here for the rest of the story.