How Many Consultants Does it Take to Build a Website and Eventually Piss off a Republican?

I’ve had the inestimable pleasure (?) of working on several software implementation projects over the past few years, and the one thing I can tell you with absolute certainty is that no matter how long you think it will take, it will take longer. My most recent assignment involved an implementation that had to reschedule […]

Kwitcher Bitchin’

So tired of selfish, whiny Americans and the stupid, lazy media. The headline reads, ‘X hundred thousand people are having their insurance policies cancelled or their premiums raised because of the ACA.’ Because in the good, old days before health care reform no insurance company ever cancelled a policy or increased a premium, right? The […]

Media Whore

First, some definitions I collected online, in no particular order:  A person who craves media attention; someone who will apparently do anything to remain in the media spotlight. A media figure who will throw their mom under a bus and then sell her soul to get a ratings high. A person who has a psychological […]

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day…


…and neither will affordable health care. Despite web site issues and media freakouts, the rollout is rolling along more or less as expected, by those with reasonable expectations, that is. More than 300,000 people have reached the point of learning about the available subsidies, and many more are in the process of exploring the various […]

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Evidence

Two great examples in this clip from CNN. First, what it looks like when a governor, Democrat Steve Beshear of Kentucky, actually cares enough about the uninsured in his state to set up an exchange so that they can get affordable insurance. Second, life inside the right-wing bubble. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), who, when presented […]

The Republican Rainbow

Thanks, Republicans, for giving us such a beautiful rainbow. You are doing a marvelous job. I don’t think the DNC could have asked for better support in jumping over purple and going to blue in many districts in the future. You have shown your true colors, and none of them are red, white or blue. […]

Posturing, Paychecks and Pink Slips

As I read through the Opinion section of the Army Times this past weekend, I was struck by the comments that soldiers were making regarding the sequester and never-ending game Congress plays with our troops. (They aren’t happy.) Actually I’ve been struck by a lot of things lately; I’m just more struck by the actions and […]

Profiles In Stupid

So who are the people that are driving us toward default and who do they represent? Start with Steve King of Iowa, who said threats of default are “false demagoguery.” Friday’s New York Times ran a piece on the people who live in King’s Fourth Congressional District in Iowa. “When I reached Brent Geels, co-owner […]